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 594
HENRY BECKER, manufacturer, wholesale and retail dealer in cigars of the finest brands, also retail dealer in fine cut and plug tobaccos, snuff, pipes and a full line of smokers' articles. Mr. Becker was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1847; came to Muscatine in 1852; in 1876, he married Miss Emma Hutting, in De Soto, Wis; he engaged in business in this city in 1868. Mr. Becker is a Democrat; is liberal in religious views; he has had seventeen years' experience in the manufacture of tobaccos of various kinds; he thoroughly understands his business, and aims to keep only the best of everything in his line.
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