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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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ANDERSON, S. N., farmer, section 11; born in Washington county, Illinois, December 26, 1834. Resided with his parents until twenty-one years of age; then went to La Salle county, Illinois, remaining three years, when he went to Missouri. He remained in that state four years, and had commenced to build a home, when his union sentiments compelled him to leave his home and the state. He returned to Washington county, Illinois, to remain until the fall of 1863, when he came to Page county. In the following year he engaged in the furniture business in the city of Clarinda. This he continued for two years, when he went to Nodaway township to engage in farming. In 1877 he moved to Grant township purchasing a farm of 160 acres, which he continues to improve. He was married October 13, 1859, to Miss Mary Caly, of Perry county, Illinois. They are the parents of six children, four living: Clara A., Cora J., Samuel O., and Eva A.

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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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