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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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CLEMENT, A. F., furniture dealer, P. O. Clarinda; born August 21, 1832, in New York state. At seventeen he went to Kenton county, Kentucky. There he matured to manhood, and was educated in the common schools. At the age of nineteen he began to learn the boat builder’s trade, at which he worked for about two years, after which he was a pilot on tow-boats. In 1857 he went to Grant county, Wisconsin, where he bought and improved three farms, selling them as fast as he got them under a good state of cultivation. In 1867 he came to Iowa, and located in Osage, Mitchell county, where he opened a furniture store, which he ran for two years. In 1869 he came to Page county, locating in Clarinda, and bought out the furniture store of Mr. Clevenger, on the south side of the public square, where he did business until 1875. He then built his present fine and commodious building, and moved his stock therein He was married July 22, 1855, to Miss Eliza Casteel, of Cincinnati. They have a family of four children: Mary A. (teacher in the public school) , Jennie (wife of Jacob Loy, Jr.), Alice and Minnie. Have buried one son: Stillman, who was drowned in Nodaway river, in 1869, soon after arriving here.

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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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