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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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LIPPITT, F. C., stock raiser, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Noble county, Ohio, July 31, 1853. At the age of twelve years his parents moved to Warren county, Illinois. His early life was spent attending school and working on the farm. He and his father have been engaged for fifteen years in raising fine blooded sheep in Warren county, Illinois, and are extensively known all over the west. Came to Page county, Iowa, in the spring of 1880, and bought 320 acres of fine land, two miles east of Shenandoah, and will make a specialty of raising fine Merino sheep. He has purchased the finest ewes he could find in the state of New York, Illinois, and Missouri. He has one ram a year old that he paid $1,000 for in the state of Vermont. He is a young man of extensive means and energy.

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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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