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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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OHL, S. J., carpenter, P. O. Coin; was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, August 23, 1849. Spent his boyhood at the homestead and was educated at the common schools. At the age of twenty-two was married to Sarah A. Roof, of the same township, county and state. Was engaged at carpentering and farming till the spring of 1877, when he came to Page county, Iowa, settled and remained one and a-half years at Clarinda; from there he went to the west side of the county and settled at Snow Hill. At the location of Coin he moved to that place and was the first resident citizen of Coin proper. Now owns two lots with improvements and is a permanent citizen, helping to build up the town. Before settling permanently in Page county Mr. O. visited southern Missouri, Illinois and Iowa two or three times.

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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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