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 672

REV. NICHOLAS DUGGAN, Pastor of St. Mary's Church; residence, Third street, Wilton; born in County Tipperary, Ireland, in 1843; was raised a farmer, and, having received a good common school education, at the age of 18, he entered St. Patrick's College, in County Tipperary, where he remained for eight years, and was ordained at Thurles in 1873; in the fall of that year, emigrated to America and came to Dubuque, Iowa; the following spring, was appointed Assistant Priest with Father Flavin, at Davenport, where he remained for ten months, and in the latter part of 1874, came to Wilton as Pastor of St. Mary's Church, a history of which may be found in this volume.

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