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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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DELK, J. A., grocer, P. O. Coin; born in Delaware county, Indiana, December 15, 1849. He remained at the homestead until he reached his majority, when he removed to Mills county in the spring of 1871. Here he engaged in stock raising and farming, and was married to Martha Phiger, a native of Missouri. In the spring of 1878 he moved to Page county and engaged in farming and shipping for two years. He then came to Coin, erected a business house on Main street, engaged in the grocery business and is now doing a driving trade. His two children, Oscar Leroy and Maud, are both living and at home.

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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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