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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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NYE, JOHN P., merchant, Essex: born in the state of New York in the year 1851. He received his early education at the hands of his mother, who had been a school teacher. Subsequently he attended the Lowell Commercial College, in that state. He learned the trade of a machinist, following that occupation for a number of years. In 1870 he went to Omaha, Nebraska, working at his trade until 1874, when he came to Essex, and became a member of the firm of Nye & Moore, engaging in the dry goods and grocery business. Mr. N. was married in 1876 to Miss Lucy Hoel, of Omaha, from which union they have two children: Julia and Dora.

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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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