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 683
EDWIN W. BROOKER, far., Sec. 27; P. O. Atalissa; son of James and Sophia Brooker; born April 13, 1839, in Cincinnati, Ohio; came with parents to this county in the fall of 1851, and located in this township; his father died Oct.12, 1851, and his mother July 14, 1861. He enlisted in Co.G of 35th I. V. I., Aug.11, 1862; participated in all the battles the regiment was in, the principal ones being the siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Tupelo, Nashville, Yellow Bayou, and at the capture of Mobile and Spanish Fort; discharged at Davenport Aug. 10, 1865. Married Clara Pickering, April 23, 1868; she was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, Feb. 26, 1844; parents came to Cedar Co. in the fall of 1864; have three children---Cora, Frank E., and John E. Members of the M. E. Church; Republican.
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