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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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ANDERSON, LEVIN; was born in Sweden, in 1850. His father being a carpenter and contractor, young Levin worked at that trade for a time. When only 14 years of age he was employed as secretary of a sheriff in Sweden. In 1867 he bade adieu to the land of his fathers, and embarked for the western continent. He located in Andover, Illinois, where he was engaged in different kinds of business until 1875, when he moved to Essex. Since here, he has clerked for several firms until in June, 1879, when he commenced doing business as a member of the firm of Anderson & Pherson. The firm is carrying a fine stock of dry goods and groceries, and is doing a growing business. He was united in marriage in 1878, to Miss Ida Holtman, from which union there have resulted two children: Hilma and Walter.

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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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