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 692
W. L. BUTLER, farmer. Mr. Butler was born in Franklin Co., Ohio, in 1829; when he was 11 years of age, removed with his parents to St. Louis; he came to Muscatine Co. in 1854, and settled in Lake Township where he now resides. He married Miss Martha Bumgardner, of this county; she was born in Virginia, in 1833; her parents came to this county while she was a child; were pioners of the county; they have nine children--- George, Henry, Martha, Lincoln, Charles, Sarah, Emery, John, Esther and Mary. Members of the M. E. Church; he acts with the Republican party. owns 240 acres of land; his residence is on Sec. 30, four and one-half miles from Muscatine.
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