My Genealogy Hound

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.

* * * *

WETMORE, ORESTES, farmer, section 23, P. O. Blanchard; born December 12, 1827, in Monroe county, New York. His parents died in his infancy, leaving him in the care of an uncle with whom he moved to Summit county, Ohio, in 1828. He there grew to manhood, receiving his education in the common school. Moved to Tazewell county, Illinois, in October, 1849, where he engaged in farming. In 1852 he moved to Knox county, where he resided until he came to Page in 1866. Was married January 10, 1849, to Miss Cordelia J. Davis, of Summit county, Ohio. They have six children living: Sarah A., Hugh M., Rice, Orestes C., Arthur J., and Eva L. Mr. Wetmore has held several township offices, having been justice of the peace ten years, and a member of the board of supervisors. Owns 255 acres.

* * * *

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

View additional Page County, Iowa family biographies: Page County, Iowa Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.