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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. M., manufacturer of and dealer in sadlery, harness, etc., P. O. College Springs; born December 1, 1847, state of Pennsylvania, Erie county. When two years old his parents moved to Boone county, Illinois. The family lived there until 1858, when he, with his parents, moved to this county, where he has grown to manhood on a farm. He commenced his present business in 1868 in this place, and has followed it to the present day. He was married September 6, 1868, to Miss L. T. Bullock, a native of Pennsylvania. Four living children: Mahlon D., James B., Hollis M. and Gracy M. Lost two: Jesse May died when three years old; one died in infancy. Members of Congregational church.

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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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