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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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STEEVE, HENRY, farmer, Section 22; born in 1834, in Hanover, Germany. His education was received in a private school. Came to America when twenty-one years of age, finding a home in Cleveland, Ohio, where he remained until 1864; he then moved to Cook county, Illinois, and in 1869 came to Page county, Iowa. Was married to Miss Mary Bender, a native of Germany, in 1855, by whom he is the father of twelve children: Elizabeth, Ellenora, John, William, Frederick, Louis, Henry, George, Mary, Joseph, Edward and Martin. Of these all are at home except Elizabeth, who is married. Mr. Steeve has held various offices of trust, among them those of township trustee and school director. Owns 640 acres of land, all improved.

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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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