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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  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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BOARDMAN, A. E., section 29, P. O. Coin; born in Otsego county, New York, January 25, 1832. Removed at the age of thirteen years to Cattaraugus county. Lived on the farm and with his grandparents. At the age of twenty-three was married to Miss Phebe Bennett, a native of N. Y. Moved to Livingston county, N. Y., and there farmed for six years, then moved to Dupage county, Ill., and remained six years. Here he was bereft of his wife. In 1865 enlisted at Chicago, served six months and was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky. In June, 1871 settled on a farm in Section 29. Was married to Miss Susan Foster a native of Pennsylvania. Has six children: Willie, Alice and Frank by his first wife, Mary, Pearl and Viola by his second wife. Is an industrious farmer, such as make substantial citizens.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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