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 653
RUDOLPH ALTEKRUSE, SR., farmer, Sec.3; P. O. Muscatine; born in Prussia in 1813. Married Sophia Gedvermark, a native of Prussia, born in 1809. They came to America the year of their marriage, 1837; they first located in Baltimore, Md., and remained about four years; came to Muscatine Co. in 1841, and purchased the farm they now own the same year. They have had eight children, four still living---Sophia who married Adolph Gurtz; Henry, Rudolph and Mary, now Mrs. William A. Chapman. They are members of the German Congregational Church. Rudolph, born in 1847, married Alice White in 1876; she was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, in 1854; they have two children--Rosella May and Mary A. They are members of the M. E. Church. Mr. Altekruse and his son Rudolph own about four hundred acres of land.
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