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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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THUMMEL, W. F., Clarinda, attorney at law, of the firm of Hepburn & Thummel; born December 9, 1850, in Lee county, Illinois. He was educated at the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor. Began the study of law in 1872 with Captain Morsman, of Clarinda, and was admitted to practice by Judge Hewett in June, 1874. On January 1, 1875, he formed a partnership with Col, W. P. Hepburn, of Clarinda, the firm existing still. On May 13, 1875, he married Miss Edith C., daughter of Col. W. P. Hepburn. Mr. Thummel is a first-class lawyer, and energetic in his profession. He is a gentleman of a high order, his ability and integrity have never been questioned, he has built up his own reputation by skill and energy and enjoys a liberal practice.

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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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