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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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FRIESZ, ADAM G., farmer, section 14; born in St. Clair county, Illinois, October 9, 1845. Resided there until 1873, when he came to Page county. Was married February 17, 1864, to Miss Mary Shaubert, of St. Clair county, Illinois. They are the parents of seven children: George, born August 29, 1865; Leana, born March 20, 1867; Peter, born April 23, 1869; Lewis, born December 23, 1870; George Adam, April 3, 1873; Mary Elizabeth, born November 26, 1875; and Eliza, born December 26, 1877. Mr. Friesz began his life with a capital of two thousand dollars; by judicious investments and careful work, he now has 800 acres of the finest land in Page county, well improved, and valued at $25,000.

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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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