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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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MARTIN, J. T., farmer, section 29, P. O. Clarinda. He was born in Germany in 1845. When he was eight years of age his father, Frederick Martin, immigrated to America, in 1852, his mother having died when he was a child. They first came to a halt in Illinois, where the subject of this sketch lived until 1868. In the spring of that year he moved to this county. He is a successful farmer, careful and accurate. He married Mary Pollock, a native of Pennsylvania, in 1871. They have four children: Robert J., Walter G., Frank T. and Bertha M. Mr. M. is the owner of 160 acres of as good land as there is in the county, under a high state of cultivation. Both he and his wife are devoted members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.

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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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