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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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WENSTRAND, GUSTAVUS; born in Sweden, in 1829. Received his education in private schools in his native land. He left Sweden to seek a home in the western world, in 1870. Coming directly to Iowa, he located in Fremont township, section 2. Mr. Wenstrand has been twice married: in 1850 the first time, from which union five children resulted. Remarried in 1872, from which has resulted the birth of two children: Anna and Hilma; by his first wife were born Lizzie, Alfred, Lillie and Charles. Mr. Wenstrand owns a fine farm of 180 acres, the resources of which seem unlimited.

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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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