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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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CRUSE, HIRAM, farmer, section 25, P. O. Villisca; was born in Licking county, Ohio, in 1820, where he was raised. He was married to Mary McVicker, of the same county, December 10, 1841, by which union they have had twelve children, all living: Catharine, John, Anna, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Hiram J., William, Douglas, Richard, Denis, Mary A. and Seymour. Two daughters, Elizabeth and Anna, are married and reside in Illinois. In 1844 Mr. Cruse emigrated with his family to Fulton county, Illinois, where he purchased a farm, on which he resided eight years, then sold out and emigrated to Texas, and remained two years, and finding the climate and customs of that country less congenial to his feelings, he returned to Schuyler county, Illinois, where he re-invested in a good farm, and continued his calling until 1875, when he sold his farm and emigrated to Wapello county, Iowa, where he located for two years, then sold again and purchased his present farm in this county, on which he located in the fall of 1876, and has a well improved farm of one hundred acres, a nice young orchard and native grove about the premises.

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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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