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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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STAKE, ELI, farmer, section 19, P. O. Clarinda; born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, October 31, 1839. Came to Iowa in March, 1874. Enlisted in company D, 202d Pennsylvania volunteer infantry, in 1864, serving until the close of the war. Married Miss S. A. Ray, October 28, 1862. They have a family of eight children living: Amanda J., Josiah, Albert, Ella, Mary, Annie, Bertha and Adelia. Mr. Stake has his father living with him, an old gentleman of seventy-four years. He has a farm of 520 acres of excellent land, every rod of which attests his skill and care as a farmer.

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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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