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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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FALK, GUST., farmer, section 23; born in Sweden, May 11, 1822, where he passed his boyhood and received his education. He came to America in 1857, locating in Mercer county, Illinois; came to Iowa in 1871. In 1851 he married Miss Caroline Lewson, a native of Sweden. They are the parents of six children: Charles, Nora, Andrew, Alpha, Leander and Emma. He owns 160 acres, the fruit of patient toil and honest industry; when he came to Iowa he had nothing, and his present success is largely due to rigid economy.

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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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