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 665
HIRAM CROMER, farmer, Sec.35; P. O. Muscatine; owns 232 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre,; born May 1, 1836, in Seneca Co., Ohio; parents moved to Montgomery Co. when he was quite small; in the spring of 1853, came to Muscatine Co., soon after purchased part of the farm he still owns; both his parents died in September, 1854, in Ohio; Married Miss Lydia Darr Feb.4, 1857; she was born in 1840, in Hamilton Co., Ohio; have ten children--- Nancy, Henry, Eliza, Josephine, Alice, William, George, Frank, Charles W., and Erland J. Democrat.
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