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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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FIELD, S. E., farmer, section 32, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Franklin county, Massachusetts, July 8, 1834. When nineteen years of age moved to Knox county, Illinois, remaining until the fall of 1869, when he came to Page county, Iowa, locating on his present farm. Some of the earlier years of Mr. Field’s life were passed in teaching school, both common and high schools. He entered the service of the United States in May, 1864, joining company E, 138th Illinois infantry. Was mustered out the same year, having enlisted for only 100 days. He married Miss E. J. Eastman, November 6, 1870. They have four children, three living- Henry A., Helen E., Martha L.

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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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