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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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BASAKER, J., section 29, P. O. Coin; born in Miami county, Ohio, December 28, 1838. In 1855 came to Mason county, Illinois, and lived there four years. Came to Washington county, Iowa, and was there married to Sarah A. Austin, a native of Ohio. In 1869 he moved to Page county and settled in Lincoln township. Engaged first in the mill business, and subsequently purchased a farm of 120 acres in section 29. Now owns the same and has it in good farming condition. His farm is well located, watered, and suitable for either grain or stock. Has a family of two children: Philora May, Clara Eva, both at home. One child deceased.

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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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