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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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JOHNSON, C. A.; born in 1834 in Sweden. His father being a farmer he spent most of his youth laboring on the homestead. He attended the common schools only a limited time. Left his old home in 1852, and in a small sailing vessel embarked for the new world, arriving at Andover, Illinois, some months afterwards. Mr. Johnson owned a good farm of 120 acres in Henry county, Illinois. While there in 1858, he married Sophia Sunberg, a lady of agreeable, kind manners. They have had nine children, of whom seven are living. Mr. Johnson moved to Page county in 1871, and since then has lived on his beautiful farm on section 22, Fremont township. He has almost continuously held some township office and is now a supervisor of the county. He is a man of more than ordinary business ability, is a fair, accommodating man, and is highly respected among his neighbors.

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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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