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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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BURK, L., drugs and medicines, P. O. Clarinda; born October 6, 1818, in Franklin county, Pennsylvania. When he was eight years of age his parents moved to Jefferson county, Ohio. There he grew to manhood on a farm, and was educated in the common schools. When twenty-six years of age he moved to Tuscarawas county, Ohio, following farming for eight years, when he moved to Jay county, Indiana, remaining there nineteen years. He then came to Iowa, locating in Clarinda. In 1878 he purchased his interest in his present business. He was married November 25, 1842, to Miss Eliza Williams, a native of Ohio, by whom he had nine children, three deceased: T. W., M. E., N. J., S. A., W. A. and A. M.

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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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