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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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MONZINGO, T. M., section 28, P. O. Coin; born in Clark county, Indiana, August 11, 1847. Came to Page county, Iowa, in the fall of 1858, where he has made his home since. Was married in Galesburg, Illinois, December 5, 1870, to Miss Mary A. White, born in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, December 14, 1844. They by this union have four children: Julia E., Mattie B., Arthur S. and John J., all living at home. Mr. Monzingo owns 243 acres of good land, with fine improvements, and has things arranged home-like; farm is well watered and suitable for grain or stock. His present circumstances are due to energy on his part, as he began with scarcely anything. He is also a township official.

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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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