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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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HART, JOHN, merchant, P. O. Braddyville; born in Brown county, Ohio, April 19, 1833. In 1850 came to Iowa, locating in Wapello county. Lived in Wapello and Monroe counties until 1859 when he came to Page county. Opened his present store January 1, 1874. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was married to Cordelia Keys, a native of Ohio, May 11, 1854. They had seven children, five of whom are now living: Charlie, Eva J., Edwin M., Frank and Clyde.

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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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