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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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ARTMAN, O. P., farmer and iron manufacturer, section 28; born September 1, 1815, in Ulster county, New York. When he was ten years old went to work in an iron foundry, and was employed in that business a number of years. Was married to Miss Caroline Williams, July 3, 1842, by the Rev. Ensign Stover, of the M. E. church. He continued in the manufacturing business until 1853, when Mrs. Artman died, August 27. Then he went to Illinois, where he was married to Miss Lucy Darly, by the Rev. Cowder, of the M. E. church, of Marshall county, Illinois. He came to Iowa in 1876, and located in Washington township. Joined the M. E. church November 3, 1834. Has served as Sabbath school superintendent for a number of years, taking great interest in that work.

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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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