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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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DAHLSTEDT, N. G., pastor of the Lutheran church of Fremont township; born in Sweden in 1849. Although raised on a farm, he spent most of his boyhood attending the common schools. He left his native land in 1869, and arrived here among strangers, almost penniless. But with true pluck soon found employment, first on a railroad, next in a lumber yard, clerking in a store, working on a farm—struggling to gain an independent livelihood. Was married to Louisa A. Sampson, a much esteemed lady, daughter of a farmer in Minnesota. Mr. Dahlstedt commenced studying for the ministry at Augustana college, Rock Island, in 1872, from which he graduated in 1877. Became pastor of Fremont church in the same year. Mr. D. is a man of fine education, broad, liberal views, a conscientious worker, and will be the means of accomplishing good among his people.

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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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