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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western 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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BUCHHOLZ, ROBERT P., barber and hair-dresser; was born in Germany on the 12th of February, 1840; when 15 years of age, he came to America, to Iowa the same year, and settled in Lee Co. in 1855; he lived in Keokuk for six years; he established his business here in 1864, and has built up a good business; he has the oldest business and the largest trade in his line in town. He married Miss Lizzie Fricke, a native of Fort Madison, in April, 1872, they have four children — Emma, William, Minnie and a little boy not named.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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