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 602
MRS. MARY EIGENMANN, proprietor of Muscatine Brewery, corner of Seventh and Mulberry streets, Muscatine, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Eigenmann, nee Kerchafer, is a native of Switzerland, was born in 1835; emigrated to this country in 1862; has been twice married; first husband was Peter Brawand, who died in this county, was a native of Switzerland. Second husband, Joseph Eigenmann, was also born in Switzerland, died in this city in 1872. Mrs. Eigenmann's children are Mary, Peter and Henry. Mrs. Eigenmann is an estimable lady, is very social, abounding in hospitality, and is a thorough business manager.
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