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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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WEIL, DAVID E., senior member of Weil Brothers, merchants, P. O. Clarinda; born October 8, 1855, in Sarome, France. There he lived until fourteen years of age, when he came to the United States, locating at St. Joseph, Missouri, entering the wholesale dry goods and clothing house of Weil, Cabuts & Co., remaining eight years, filling successfully all positions from office boy to traveling salesman. In May, 1879, he came to Clarinda and opened out the largest and finest stock in the city in the line of clothing, gents’ furnishing goods, etc. In July, 1880, he formed a partnership with his brother Emil, increasing the stock and business until it is second to none in southwestern Iowa. Mr. Weil is a man of staid habits and business integrity, and a man of sterling character.

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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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