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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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NELSON, AUGUST, farmer, section 29; born in 1832, in Sweden, where he was educated and matured to manhood. Came to America in 1868, locating in Henry county, Illinois. In 1870 came to Page county. Was married in 1858 to Miss Anna Swanson, a native of Sweden. They are the parents of seven children: Alfred, Betsey, Lista, Herman, Albert, Sanford, and Charles. Mr. Nelson owns 320 acres, which he has amassed by his own efforts, and since he came to this country.

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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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