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 663
A. M. BUNKER, far., Sec 22, P. O. Walcott, Scott Co., Iowa; born in Clarion Co., Penn., Apri; 18, 1818. Married Miss Sarah Howe, June 30, 1844, a native of Pennsylvania, born June 30, 1832; came to Muscatine Co. in 1858. In 1867, he purchased his present farm of 240 acres, which he has under good improvements. Members of the M. E. Church ; Mr. Bunker is a Democrat. They have thirteen children---William, born April 25, 1845; Melville, Oct. 6, 1846 ; Elizabeth, March 27, 1848 ; George, Aug. 15, 1849 ; Nathan, March 12, 1851 ; Thomas, May 3, 1853 ; James L., Feb, 21, 1855 ; Julia R., Feb. 15, 1857 ; John, Sept. 6, 1858 ; Francis, Feb. 28, 1862 ; Andrew, Nov.14, 1863 ; Robert E. ., June 4, 1866 ; Sara E., Feb. 14, 1870.
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