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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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ZOOK, J. M., engineer, P. O. Essex; born in Johnson county, Indiana, September 12, 1844. Went to Missouri in 1856, to Nebraska in 1858, back to Missouri in 1860, to Nebraska in 1863, to Fremont county, Iowa in 1875, to Page county in 1877. Was married March 13, 1863, to Miss Z. P. Van Curan, by whom he has one child living; W. M. Enlisted in the 5th Missouri, and subsequently in company C, 35th Missouri infantry. Was discharged in February, 1863.

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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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