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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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FRINK, CHARLES A., farmer, section 5, P. O. Shambaugh; born in Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania, September 12, 1841, where he remained until he grew to manhood. He has more than the ordinary common school education, having been educated at the academy at Montrose, Pennsylvania. In the early part of the late war he was a member of the Pennsylvania state militia. Enlisted in 1864 in a Wisconsin regiment, remaining in the service until the close of the war. Came to Page county, Iowa, in 1871, locating in his present home. Was married November 1, 1872, to Miss Effie Stewart, by whom he has three children: Mabel, Gracie and Harry. Owns 344 acres of land.

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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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