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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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PLATTER, E. A., farmer, section 4, P. O. Villisca; born in Highland county, Ohio, May 27, 1837. Received a more than ordinary education. Was married to John P. West, February 1, 1859. By this union she had three children, one living: Frank B. She came with her husband to Page county in March, 1859, locating on the present farm of 324 acres. Her husband died April 26, 1865. September 25, 1867, she was married to Mr. A. Platter, of Ross county, Ohio, by whom she became the mother of two children, William and Sarah. This husband died February 19, 1874. She has resided in Villisca until the spring of the present year, when she came to the farm to look after her interests there.

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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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