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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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HOAG, LYMAN D., farmer, section 22, P. O. Blanchard; born in Otsego county, N. Y., August 10, 1835. Moved with his parents to Knox county, Illinois, when eleven years of age. Here he grew to manhood and was educated in the common schools, and Knox college. At the age of seventeen learned the carpenter trade in Galesburg. Enlisted April 15, 1861, in the First Illinois cavalry. Was mustered out July 14, 1862. Came to Page county in 1868, locating at College Springs. He worked at his trade in College springs until 1878, when he moved to his farm, on which he has continued since. Was married August 12, 1858, to Lula F. Clark, of New Haven, Connecticut, by whom he has five children: Lulu D., Mamie C., James J., Grace L. and Lyman N. He is an Odd Fellow and a member of the A. O. U. W.

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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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