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 657

NICHOLAS EIS, far., Sec. 5; P. O. Pleasant Prairie; was born in Prussia June 21, 1862; (this is wrong should be June 21, 1824); in 1843 emigrated to the United States settling, first in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, where he remained twenty-five years, removing thence to Iowa, in 1867, and located on the farm on which he now resides. Was married, in Ohio, to Miss Catharine Welch (should be Welsch) in 1848; she was a native of Prussia; she came to this country in 1847; they have eight children, all still living-----Caroline (now Mrs. E. Bruce), Adam, George, Louisa, Elizabeth, Katharine, Mary and Beckie. Mr. E. and wife are members of the Luthern Church. Mr. E. enlisted in the 189th Ohio Inf. Vol., Co. C; was mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., the same year; is a stanch Republican.

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