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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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WOLFF, H. S., farmer, section 32, P. O. Shenandoah; was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 16, 1844. His father being a wholesale merchant his early life was spent in school. Received a thorough education, and having a desire to become a farmer, he hired out as a farm laborer, until he became thoroughly familiar with the business. Moved to Mt. Pleasant, Henry county, Iowa, in 1870, remained there five years, then moved to Page county in the fall of 1875; buying 252 acres of the finest land in Grant township, which he has under a high state of cultivation, and enclosed with a hedge fence, good house, barn and cattle sheds, orchard and groves; has a magnificent view, one of the finest in the state. He makes a specialty of raising thoroughbred shorthorn and Durham cattle. He has one cow that has raised nine calves, which sold for $2,700, and has taken $600 worth of premiums. He is president of sub-order 166 of international horse thief association. Was married March 22, 1877, to Miss Lucy E. Waugh, of Canton, Illinois.

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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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