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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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WEST, ALBERT P., farmer, section 3, P. O. Villisca; born November 18, 1854, in Knox county, Illinois. He was left without a mother when eight months old. His father, shortly after the death of young West’s mother, moved to Montgomery county, and placed his son in the care of his grandparents. In 1862 he again joined his father, to come to Iowa in the same year. In March, 1875, he was married to Miss MaryA. Bumgorner, a native of Highland county, Ohio. She was educated in both common and high school, finishing her education at Tabor College, Fremont county, Iowa. By his union with Miss Bumgorner he has two children: Elizabeth and Bessie: Owns 120 acres of land.

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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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