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 645
JACOB H. BARGER, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Muscatine; born in Pike Co.,Ohio, Sept. 20, 1820; came to Muscatine Co. in 1848. Married Miss Elizabeth Hellems in 1844; have three children--Elizabeth E., born July 16, 1847; Nancy C., born April 22, 1850; Mary C., born Dec. 18, 1852; deceased, Jacob E., born June 28, 1855, died Jan. 12, 1859; Virginia N., born March 2, 1845, died Dec. 10, 1876. Members of the M. E. Church. Mr. B. owns 200 acres of land, and is a Republican.
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