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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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CROW, JOSEPH, farmer, P. O. Coin; born September 23, 1841, at Salem, Henry county, Iowa, and at the age of three years moved to Louisa county, Iowa, where he remained until 1861, when he enlisted in company C, of the First regiment Iowa volunteer infantry, and served four months. He participated in the battle at Wilson’s Creek, Missouri. Returned to Henry county, Iowa, and was married to Miss Rebecca Kizer, December 22, 1862. Remained in that county two years, when they returned to Louisa county. In 1874 they came to their present home, on section 13. Have four children: William R., Mamie, Leonard L. and Bertha.

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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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