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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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LINDERHOLM, JOHN; born in 1841, of poor parents. They emigrated to America when John was eleven years old. They built a small hut in Knox county, Illinois, and lived, as Mr. L. says, for a long time on corn bread and pork, the great difficulty being in getting enough pork. When only thirteen years of age he worked on the construction of the C., B. & Q. railroad. Moved to Webster county, Iowa, in 1868, where he engaged extensively in farming and feeding stock, and commenced the mercantile business in 1874. Moved to Essex in 1877, erected a large brick store building, and is now carrying the largest stock of goods in Essex. He also owns a farm and a half interest in an elevator. Was married to Christine Hedberg in 1862. Have had six children: Josephine, Emma, Sophia, Hanna, Oscar and Harry.

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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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