Muscatine County Iowa
Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.
Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 633
JOHN C. ALDINGER, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Sweetland Center; born in Muscatine Co., Iowa, Nov. 1, 1853; his parents, John and Catherine Aldinger, came to Muscatine Co. in 1851; Mrs. Aldinger was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., Nov. 24, 1817; John, Sr. born in Germany Oct. 18, 1815, and died Nov. 8, 1856. John Aldinger, Jr., married Miss Lizzie Johnson in 1876; she was born in Queen Anne Co., Md., March 1, 1857; they have two children--Katie and Emma. Mr. A. is a Democrat.
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