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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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SWEEDLUND, B. C., farmer, section 13, P. O. Hepburn; born January 29, 1825, in Sweden; there he attained manhood’s estate, having received a common school education and some of the advantages of the higher institutions of learning. He became a sailor with the rank of captain, having received a nautical education in the Swedish School of Navigation. He followed the sea from 1837 until coming to America in 1874. He immediately located where he now resides. Married Miss A. C. Warner, a native of Sweden, in 1850. His farm of forty acres is well improved.

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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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