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 684
S. S. DISBRO, farmer, Sec. 12; P. O. Atalissa; son of Jesse and Martha Disbro; owns 120 acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born Oct.. 10, 1831, in Hamilton Co., Ohio; in the spring of 1845, parents moved to Monroe Co., Ill.; his mother deceased there in February, 1848, also three brothers and a sister from 1845 to 1850, when they came to Muscatine Co., stopping about three miles below Muscatine; in 1852, came onto his present farm. Married Elizabeth Gorder March 3, 1856; she was born in Ohio; this union not being a happy one, they were divorced. On Sept. 18, 1862, enlisted in Company B, of the 35th I. V. I.; participated in the siege and capture of Vicksburg; was also in the charge made May 22, 1863, before Vicksburg; after the capture he was detailed as Assistant Quartermaster; soon after was taken sick and was finally discharged in February, 1864. Returned home, and was again married, to Lizzie Deming, Nov. 13, 1865; she was born in the fall of 1848, in Cayuga Co., N. Y., was daughter of James and Mary Deming; have four children by second wife--Mary, Jessie, Emma J. and Jennie; lost two infant sons. Republican.
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