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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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WOLF, J. H., of the firm of Wolf & Orth, grocers, P. O. Clarinda; born on May 15, 1843, in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. His early life was passed and education received in his native county, and the State Normal School, Millersburg, Pennsylvania. On graduation from the last named training school, he entered the honored calling of the teacher, following the same for eleven years. He then came to Keithsburg, Illinois, in 1869, following the same avocation. In 1877 he came to Iowa and located at Clarinda, entering the grocery business in connection with J. A. Snodgrass. Mr. S. closed out his share of the business in 1879, to Mr. Orth, with whom Mr. Wolf has since been associated. He was married, January 13, 1878, to Miss Heaton, a native of Illinois. No children living; one 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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