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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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ORTH, C. J., of the firm of Wolfe & Orth, grocers, P. O. Clarinda; born October 12, 1845, in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the common schools. In January, 1864, he enlisted in company L, Twenty-second Pennsylvania cavalry, serving until the close of the war. He was in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged, receiving a promotion as a non-commissioned officer for meritorious conduct. After his discharge from the army he came to Illinois, in 1865, locating at Keithsburg, Mercer county, where he engaged in farming. In 1869 he came to Clarinda, forming his present business partnership. Was married October 6, 1872, to Miss Ida J. Noble, by whom he has had two children, one living: Hattie N.

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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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