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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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ROLLO, FRANK, farmer, P. O. Essex; born in Rochester, Monroe county, New York, March 17, 1842. Came to Iowa in 1866, and in 1871 went to Kansas. Returned to Iowa, Ida county, in 1874, and to Page county in 1879. Was married to Miss Violletta Hall, October 5, 1862. They have three children: Albert, William E. and Coria. Enlisted in the Eighth Wisconsin, company K, September 4, 1861, serving with that regiment one year. Was in the battles of Fredericktown and New Madrid, Missouri. Discharged in September, 1862. Re-enlisted January 1, 1864, in company D, 95th Illinois infantry, and was mustered out in December, 1865.

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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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