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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. M., dealer in grain and broom corn, P. O. Essex; born in Sweden in 1841. His father emigrated in 1853. He married Miss Ellen Johnson in 1862, having only $100 as his whole property. But soon, by hard work and good management he has accumulated a fair competency. He owns 700 acres of land in Illinois. Mr. Falk came to Page county in 1874, when he at once commenced an extensive business. He now owns 880 acres of land, has an elevator of a capacity of 25,000 bushels, and a half interest in a steam mill. Mr. Falk is the father of four children: Josephine, Selma, Alma and Hilda. In 1878 he met with a heavy loss in an unfortunate grain speculation—$15,000 being the price of his experience.

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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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