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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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REIMERS, JOHN, farmer and stock dealer, P. O. Coin; born September 24, 1845, in Milster, Prussia. Lived with his parents until he was twenty years old, working upon the farm. In the year 1866 he immigrated to the United States, coming to Davenport, Iowa, the same year. In 1867 he went to Montana, by way of St. Louis and the Missouri river. Remained there one year, dealing in stock. Came to Iowa, and located in Page county, where he found his ideal home in Morton township. He returned to his mother country in December, 1868, and was married to Miss Elenora Cornels, February 12, 1869. Mr. Reimers and his wife immediately returned to the United States, and to Iowa, and located in Morton township, where he opened up his magnificent farm of 880 acres. They have five children: John W. C., Theodore, Oscar, Anna and Terry. His farm is all under cultivation, and has an orchard of about 400 trees of the best varieties of fruit. Gives his attention principally to raising and feeding stock, and has, at the present time, about 700 head of cattle.

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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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