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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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PFANDER, CHARLES, farmer, section 2, P. O. Clarinda; was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, January 25, 1829. Came to the United States at three years of age and settled in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. Lived there one year, then moved to Middletown, Ohio, remaining three years, then moved to Montgomery county, O., remaining ten years; moved thence to Preble county, where he resided about nine years, then to Page county, Iowa, in May,1854, and permanently settled in this township by entering the first sixty-eight acres of government land. He was married to Miss Sarah Baker, March 19, 1853. They are the parents of eight children: Perry, Nancy A., (now Mrs. Milton Knox,) John W., Mary E., Harry, George W., Alice May, and Horace C. His farm, a fine one, now covers two hundred and seventy-five acres.

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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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