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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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YAFLE, GEORGE W., farmer, owner of 200 acres of land, P.O. Braddyville; born July 15, 1832, in Cass county, Illinois. Came to Page county in April, 1865, was married November 12, 1857, to Miss Mary W. Lacy, a native of England. They are the parents of ten children, nine of whom are now living: Leonard, Edward B., Mary J., John L., Geo. L., William J., Rebecca L., Albert, and Willard. Mr. Yafle has been a member of the M. E. Church for 26 years, and is in high standing in his community. Coming here a poor man, he has by industry and perseverance succeeded in establishing himself on a firm business basis.

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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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