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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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OTTE, HENRY, farmer, section 34, P. O. Clarinda; born in Germany, in 1832. His parents died when Henry was twelve years of age. In 1847 he came to America, locating in Jackson county, Indiana. In 1855 he came to Iowa and entered his land, bringing his family the year following. Was married in 1856 to Miss Charlotte Klinge, a native of Germany. They have ten children, all living: William, Lucinda, John, Frederick, L___ , Louisa, Harmon, Charlotte, Mary and Carrie. His standing in his township may be inferred from the fact that he has held various township offices, among them, those of justice and school director. His farm comprises 660 acres, under a high state of cultivation.

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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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