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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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HILL, J. E., clerk of the court of Page county, P. O. Clarinda; born February 26, 1845, in Highland county, Ohio. At the age of sixteen he came to Iowa and located in Valley township, this county. He enlisted June 15, 1861, in company F, First Nebraska Infantry, being the first company raised in the county. He served to January, 1864, when he reenlisted and served to the close of the war. In 1863 the regiment was mounted and changed to the First Nebraska Cavalry. He was promoted from the ranks to first sergeant of his company, and was mustered out as such July 1, 1866, and returned to Page county and went to farming, which he followed until the spring of 1870. He then moved to Clarinda, and in 1871 was appointed deputy sheriff, in which capacity he served for three years. In the fall of 1874 he was elected county clerk, and assumed the duties of that office January 1, 1875, and has held the office ever since, and is now the nominee of the republican party this fall and will no doubt be again elected by a large majority. He is a man who has given unqualified satisfaction to the people of the county in conducting the office and in whom the people have unbounded confidence, and is in every way qualified to fill the office the people have so often elected him to. He was married July 4, 1867, to Miss R. A. Wright, a native of Adams county, Ohio. They have a family of four children: Walter, Elmer, George and Helen; have buried one child.

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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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