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 660
PETER BROOKHART, farmer, Sec. 11, born in Perry Co., Ohio, in 1845; his parents, Henry and Matilda Brookhart, came to Muscatine Co. in 1860, and located on the farm where their son now lives: they now reside in Lettsville, Louisa Co. Peter Brookhart married in 1869 Martha Fry, a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1851; her parents, Henry and Mary Fry now reside in Seventy-six Tp.; Mr. and Mrs. B. have three children-- Myrtie, born in 1871; Joseph R., in 1873, and Henry H., in 1878; they lost one child-- Chester in infancy.
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