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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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DUNMIRE, S. D., section 20, P. O. Coin; born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, May 12, 1833. Stayed at the homestead till twenty years of age, when he came to Jackson county, Iowa, and engaged for two years in farming. Married Miss Harriett L. Carver, a native of Vermont, in 1856. In the same year came to Page county and settled in what was then Tarkio (now Lincoln) township, on section 20. He now lives at the place of first settlement with things comfortable around him. Has a first-class farm, well watered and one that could be made either a grain or stock farm. He has seven children living, five of whom are at home: John Barton, Lorenzo W., Alfred W., Wm. Willey, Edith E., Effie C. and Winnie H.; two deceased.

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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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