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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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PETERSON, B. A., P. O. Clarinda; proprietor of the Clarinda brewery located three-fourths of a mile east of the public square. The brewery was established in 1870 by J. P. Barrows and purchased by Mr. Peterson in 1878. The subject of this sketch was born in Germany in 1833; became a sailor in 1849, and followed the sea until 1869, the year in which he came to America. He went to Maryville, Missouri, in 1870; in the same year he came to Clarinda. He was married in 1864, to Miss Ellen Peterson, a native of Germany. They have one child, Ellen. He is an honorable, unassuming man, a member of I. O. O. F.

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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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