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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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PIKE, L. L., P. O. Page city, farmer, section 7, owner of 77 acres of land; born July 12, 1851, in the state of Indiana. He is the son of Wm. and B. Pike, who moved from Indiana in 1856 and settled in Page county when the subject of this sketch was but a mere school boy, and where he has grown to manhood on the farm he now owns. He was educated partly in the common schools of this county and afterward at College Springs and the Western Iowa College at Glenwood. His father died on the present farm November 29, 1874, and left a family of nine children. Their names are Joseph W., Wm. W., Thomas J., Solomon D., Alonzo, Lucretia A., Sarah J., Susan P. and Elsie E. Mr. Pike is unmarried, and a young man of excellent character, industrious and economical. He is highly respected by all who know him.

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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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