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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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WARREN, T. J., stoves and tinware, P. O. Shenandoah; born in St. Joseph county, Indiana, September 17, 1847, in which he lived until 17 years of age. He then commenced learning his present trade, an occupation he has since followed. He came to Cass county, Iowa, having previously lived, for a short time each, in Grundy county, Illinois, and Marshall county, Iowa. In 1870 came to Page and located at Shenandoah, while the city was still in its infancy. Has held the offices of recorder and post master in the city of his adoption. Was married December 13, 1870, to Miss Mary Havens, a native of Laporte county, Indiana, by whom he is the father of two children, both deceased. Mr. Warren was educated in Notre Dame University, Indiana. When he came to Shenandoah he had a single cent in his pocket, but has by frugality and industry made himself a fair competence. His generosity is well illustrated in the care he has exercised over his adopted son, Charles Egerly, of Staten Island, New York, whose father starved to death in California, and whose mother is supposed to have been drowned in Charleston river.

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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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