States: Iowa: Fremont
Page 686 of the History of Fremont County Iowa, published 1881 by the Iowa Historical Society has the following:
EVAN F. COWGER, physician and surgeon, P.O. Riverton; was born August 30, 1843, in Rushville, Indiana. At the age of ten years he moved with his parents to Jefferson Co., Iowa, and was educated in the Fairfield College, since changed to Parsons College. July 25, 1862, at the age of 18, he enlisted in Company D, 19th Regiment, Iowa Volunteers. Participated in the battles of Prairie Grove, siege of Vicksburg, and other engagements shown in the history of the regiment in this book. He was wounded at Prairie Grove and draws a pension for it. After serving three years, he was promoted to Lieutenant in the United States volunteers and served two years, and was mustered out March 30, 1868. He then commenced the study of medicine and graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Keokuk, Iowa. He commenced practice at Abingdon, Iowa, March 1872, and at Riverton in September 1873. He has an extensive practice and makes surgery a specialty. August 10, 1865, he was married to Miss Susan CLINE of Jefferson Co., Iowa. They have four children: Mary E., Richard J., Annie L. and Edward E. Dr. Cowger was elected on the Greenback ticket to the office of Coroner of Fremont Co. in 1879. (end)
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