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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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KRIDELBAUGH, SAMUEL H., retired physician, P. O. Clarinda; born August 22, 1822, in Clairmont county, Ohio. His parents went to Indiana in the spring of 1833 and located in Bartholomew county. There he grew to manhood and received a common school education. In 1837 he went to Columbus to learn the trade of a printer, with Samuel P. Farley and L. F. Coppersmith, publishers of the Columbus Advocate. With these gentlemen he served nearly three years, after which, for some length of time, he worked as a journeyman printer. In 1842 he started the Weekly Ledger, of Columbus, and continued it under that name for nearly a year when he changed the name to The Indiana Hoosier. This he continued to publish for two years, when he moved to Bloomington and again changed the name to Indiana Globe, under which name he continued the publication until 1848. He began to read law with Hester & Dunning, of Bloomington, and was admitted to the bar in 1849, after completing a course at the Bloomington Law School. In 1850 he moved back to Columbus, Ohio, where he was elected prosecuting attorney, which office he resigned before the close of the term, to accept a position of assistant to the chair of chemistry in the medical college of Ohio, where he remained until March, 1855, at which time he graduated from the institution, receiving the degree of M. D. As soon as he graduated he concluded to make the west his home. He started for Iowa, April 1, 1855. He located at Clarinda, September 7, 1855, and began the practice of his profession. Until 1874 he enjoyed a most successful practice, but in that year was afflicted with paralysis, which incapacitated him for further professional business until July, 1880, when he again “put to the breezes” his long unused sign, to ask the patronage of the sick and sore distressed. He was married January 31, 1844, to Miss Elizabeth F. Little who died in April 1852, leaving a family of four children, one of whom, Annie C. (wife of L. Kilmer), is still living. Was married again March 23, 1860, to Miss Mary F. Peterson, a native of Indiana. To Dr. Kridelbaugh belongs the honor of instituting the Medical Society of south western Iowa and of being the first mover in the formation of the Fair Association, which reflects so much credit to the people of Page county, and on the enterprise of the citizens of Clarinda.

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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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