Name: MOUGIN George W.
Given Name: George W.
Birth: 14 Feb 1862 in Jo Daviess Co., IL
Death: AFT 1930 in Boone Co. (LKL), IA
originally from e-mail from Marie L. Longo (Jomobubba(at)aol.com)
Change Date: 27 Jul 2006 at 21:19:17
below from History of Boone County, Iowa, N. E. Goldthwait, supervising editor., Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Company, 1914. 2v. LaCrosse: Brookhaven Press, 2001 [Reprint]
George W. Mougin, one of the leading farmers of Cass township, was born in Jo Daviess county, Illinois, February 14, 1862, and on the paternal side is of French descent, his father, grandfather and great-grandfather having come to this country from France at an early day. Landing at New Orleans, they proceeded up the Mississippi and finally located at Grand Prairie, Illinois, on the Mississippi river, where they began the improvements of a farm. Learning of the richness of the lead mines near Galena, Illinois, the family later removed to that part of the country and located on a farm which is still in possession of some of its members. The father of our subject, Augustus Mougin, was born in France and died in Cass township, this county, May 19, 1912, having located here on the 10th of April, 1902. The mother, who bore the maiden name of Catherine Gammon, was born in Ohio and died in Madrid, Iowa, November 26, 1908. She often related an experience of her girlhood when the treacherous waters of the Missouri river wrought terrible havoc. The family were residing upon a farm situated on the banks of the river, and the stream, swollen by floods, not only carried away the house and destroyed the crops but also literally washed away the farm. She became the mother of the following children, of whom nine are still living: Mrs. Josephine White, who died January 3, 1914; John, who died in infancy; r. N., of Seattle, Washington; I. N., a resident of Couer d'Alene, Idaho; Mrs. Mary L. Sherrard, of Jo Daviess county, Illinois; Albert P., of Peoria, Illinois; George W., of this review; James Russell, of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Rosa Glenn, deceased; William Edward, who resides on the old home farm in Jo Daviess county, Illinois; A. E., a resident of Elizabeth, Illinois; Mrs. Sena Schubert, of Dubuque, Iowa; Charles, who died in infancy; and Flora, who also died in infancy.
Like the other members of his father's George W. Mougin was reared in Jo Daviess county, Illinois, and is indebted to the public schools for the educational privileges he enjoyed during his youth. On leaving his native state in 1880 he went to Sioux City, Iowa, where he spent two years, and then removed to Cass township, Boone county, where he has since made his home with the exception of two years spent in conducting a livery business in Madrid. He is now the owner of an excellent farm of one hundred and eighty-five acres on sections 9 and 18, Cass township, which is supplied with two sets of good buildings, and in the cultivation of his land Mr. Mougin has met with most excellent success. He is now enjoying a comfortable competence and has a pleasant home.
From post-em by Marie: Fannie & George were still living in 1930. 1930 census Cass Twp,Boone Co., Iowa, both were 67
HALSEY Fannie b: 14 Mar 1863 in McLean Co., IL
28 Nov 1883
in Madrid, IA