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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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BEAN, ERASTUS L., farmer, section 15, P. O. College Springs; born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, November 17, 1832. In 1856 moved to Henry county, Illinois. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 83d regiment Illinois volunteers, company D, remaining in the service until the close of the war. Came to Page county in November, 1855. Was married August 29, 1852, to Miss Amelia H. Blair, of Henry county, Illinois. They have four children: Emma E., Ettie R., Ella M., and Edna J. Four sons are all deceased. Owns 80 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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