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 597
JEREMIAH H. CARL, confectioner and retail dealer in tobacco and cigars, Mulberry street, Muscatine. Mr. Carl was born in Perry Co., Penn., in the year 1840; in 1858, he came to Washington Co., Iowa, where he remained until the breaking-out of the war, when he enlisted in Co. C. 8th I.V.I.; was enrolled on the 11th of August, 1861; veteraned Jan.1, 1864, and honorably discharged April 20, 1866. He participated in every battle, siege and skirmish his command was engaged in; the principle battles were Shiloh, Vicksburg and Spanish Fort; he was engaged at Shiloh and detained as a prisoner of war two months. In 1867 he married Miss Lydia E. Long, of Washington Co., Iowa, Nov. 28, 1867; she was born Dec. 10, 1846, a native of that county; her parents among the first settlers; they have four children---Edith Evelyn, born March 24, 1869; Hilda Maude, Jan, 27, 1871; Clara Alice, July 23, 1873; Mary Ida, March 22, 1875. Mr Carl is a member of the Masonic fraternity; Republican. He has been engaged in business here since Feb, 10, 1867.
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