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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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FISHER, FREDERICK, farmer, section 24, P. O. Clarinda; born in the Kingdom of Baden, Germany, November 20, 1820. When he was eight years of age his parents came to this country, finding a home in Northampton county, Pennsylvania. When thirteen years of age he was apprenticed to a gunsmith for a period of five years, remaining in the employ of his patron until the expiration of his term of service. He went to Tuscarawas county, Ohio, following various occupations until 1846, when, becoming convinced that “a rolling stone gathers no moss,” came from Crawford county, Ohio, to Page county in 1854. He has been an honored resident of Nodaway township ever since he came to Iowa, save some three years in Hepburn, following, while there, the mercantile business. When Mr. Fisher came to this county, he came under the pressure of a four thousand dollar debt. By sterling integrity he has cleared the debt, and owns two of the finest farms in the township. Mr. Fisher was married to Miss Elizabeth Palmer, a native of England. From this marriage there has resulted a family of seven children, of whom all but two are now living: George F., Mary E. (now Mrs. John Mudge), William A., Laura (now Mrs. Knox Alexander, of Clarinda) and Charles, still living at home.

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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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