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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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ORME, NATHAN, farmer, section 36, P. O. Villisca; born in Belmont county, Ohio, June 24, 1836. His father moved to Knox county, Ohio, when Nathan was three years of age, where he resided fifteen years. In 1851 his parents came to Oskaloosa, Iowa. Nathan remained in Iowa but one year, when he returned to Ohio, remaining eighteen months. He was married April 23, 1857, to Miss Lucina Sharp, a native of Ohio. In the month of June in the same year he came to Page county, locating on his present farm. The ability and integrity of Mr. Orme are both witnessed by the fact that he has several township offices of trust. He has had quite a family of children, the following living: William M., Mary E., Emma B., Louis May, Eva E. and B. N.

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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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