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Elizabeth Biggler
Born 1824
MRS. ELIZABETH BIGGLER, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 32; P.O. Anamosa born in Pennsylvania in 1824; her mother is living; her father is dead; she came to Jones Co. in 1861; her husband, Mr. Washington Biggler, died in 1877; he was a native of Mercer Co., Penn., and a brother of Hon. William Bigglcr, ex-Governor of that State, who was also United States Senator and one of the Directors of the Centennial. Mrs. Biggler, the subject of this sketch, and her husband were married in their native State May 25, 1847; have had fourteen children, six of whom are now living—William Washington, Ida Annetta, Fannie Elsie, Virginia Lorain, Elizabeth Bertha, Amanda Lillia; the two older are married, viz., William and Ida; William lives in the house with his mother; Ida is married to Mr. Rhue, near Blue Cut, in same county. Mr. Biggler was in the Custom House in Philadelphia for some time before he come West. He was in politics a Democrat, in religion a Methodist, as are also his wife and some of the children. Owns 160 acres, 100 of which are under cultivation.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 621.


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