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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union Historical Company in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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KLEMM, JOHN, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Norwalk; is a native of Germany; born Feb. 19, 1815, and came to the United States in 1843; he first lived in Ohio till 1855, when he came to this county; he was married in Germany, to Mrs. Barbara Grassman, in the year 1840; have one son and one daughter: Barbara, born in Baden, Germany, and John, born in Pike county, Ohio, and was married to Miss Anna Hansman, of Des Moines, April 10, 1877; have one adopted son, George L.; he has a farm of 220 acres finely improved.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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