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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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KUNKEL, HENRY, farmer, section 12, 130 acres of land, P. O. Shambaugh; born in Knox county, Ohio, August 29, 1844. Moved to Page county, June 8, 1855, of which he has since been an honored citizen. Married September 26, 1867, to Miss Mahala Beery, of this county. They are the parents of four children: Sarah M., James M. and Jesse L. living, one deceased. Mr. Kunkel has been a resident of the county for twenty-five years, and has not only noted its remarkable growth and prosperity, but has largely contributed to the same. A stirring, active man, to whom appeal was never made in vain; kind, charitable, and strictly honorable.

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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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