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
W. J. BARGER, farmer, Sec. 26; P. O. Muscatine; born in Pike Co., Ohio, Feb. 8, 1826. Married Miss Margaret Boggs Feb. 20, 1851, born in Jackson Co., Ohio, Nov. 5, 1833, died Jan. 4, 1879, leaving a family of the children--Frank B., born March 27, 1853; William A., born Jan. 4, 1855; George D., born Dec. 12, 1858; Ada O., born Jan. 24, 1861; Elmer E., born June 28, 1863; Icy D., born Sept. 21, 1865; Laura A., born Nov. 11, 1867; Maggie A., born Oct. 17, 1869; John, born May 30, 1873; Hattie B., born Oct. 28, 1876.
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