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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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FALK, C. A.; born in Sweden in 1829. Is the youngest of a large family of thirteen children. Received his education at private schools. Moved on one of his father’s farms in 1852, and in the same year was united in marriage to Cecelia Heindrickson. Emigrated to America in 1868, and located in Henry county, Illinois. Moved to Page county two years later. Was the first Swede that completed a dwelling house in Fremont township. Was a preacher among his people for two or three years. Mr. F. is the father of ten children: Charles J., Augusta C., Emilie M., Carolina S., Selma C., Theckla V., Eulalia S., Eugenia M., Elenora and Ester C. Mr. F. is a man of great natural power, deeply religious and conscientious.

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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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