Joseph Goyer, MD, is a native of Bartholomew Co., Ind. In 1826, his parents removed to Putnam county, of same State, where he lived till 1836, when his parents removed to Warren Co., Ill.; remained there till 1837; thence to Henry county, of same State; remained there till 1847, and removed with his parents to Bureau Co., Ill., where he studied medicine two years, after which he attended medical lectures at the Indiana Medical College, of Como, Ill., for a portion of a term. He then went to Rock Island, Ill., where he began the practice of his profession; remained till 1853, and removed to Big Rock, Scott Co., Iowa; bought a store and stocked it with drugs and general merchandise, and practiced his profession for two years; returned to Rock Island, remaining there till 1859, then went to California; returned in 1860, and in 1862 enlisted in the 89th regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry; was wounded at the battle of Stone River, Tennesee, in 1862, through left shoulder and right hip; taken prisoner and re-taken in same battle. Was discharged in 1863, and returned home. In 1864 went to Tomah, Monroe Co., Wis., where he practiced till 1876; from thence to Viola, Richland county, where he now resides. Dr. Goyer owns a house and three lots in the village. He was married to Ann Amelia Goddard, in 1855. She died in 1865, leaving two children --- George M and Julia L. He was again married in 1866, to Carrie E Bradley. She was the mother of five children, four living --- Iola E, Nettie M, Charles B and Marcus A. Fannie R died in 1870.
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Note-It is known there was another child of Joseph and Caroline Elizabeth Bradley---Fred Eager Bradley born 10 Dec 1883. Charles Bliss (Charlie,Charley) died in 1891.