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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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WOLFE, G. N.; born in Pennsylvania in 1849. Moved with his parents to Rock Island, Illinois, when six years of age. He attended the common schools of that city, and while yet young learned the carpenter trade. When fourteen years old he enlisted in the Twelfth Illinois, and one year later participated in the battle of Goldsborough. Came to Clarinda in 1869. Spent the following two years traveling through Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska, and then returned to Pennsylvania. Moved back to Iowa in 1875. This time he engaged in farming in Nodaway township. Unfortunately this was the year of the grasshoppers, and he lost his crop. The next year he moved to Essex, where he has remained, doing a thriving business at his trade. Was married in 1876 to Miss Sadie Thomas, by whom he is the father of two children: Claude and Walter S. He reckons his ancestry as far back as the gallant Gen. Wolfe, who was killed in the taking of Quebec.

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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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