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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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KROUT, JOHN, farmer; born May 24, 1820, in Kenton county, Kentucky. Ten years later, 1830, his father removed to Fountain county, Indiana. Young Krout remained in Fountain county until 26 years of age. He then came to Page county and entered a claim of 160 acres. Mr. Krout was married to Elizabeth Reed in January, 1846. The following year his wife died. In October of the same year he married Miss N. J. Stonebraker. They began their wedded life on the farm now owned by Mr. Krout. They have six living children: Elizabeth, Rebecca, Milton, Catharine, Andrew and Clara. The farm of Mr. Krout is a model in management and care, and is well fruited.

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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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