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
FRANK EITMANN, dealer in groceries, provisions, queensware, etc., South Muscatine; native of Hanover, Germany, born in 1835; emigrated to St. Louis, Mo., in 1850; thence to New Orleans in 1853; thence, in 1855, to Muscatine; he engaged in business in 1857. He married in Muscatine, Miss Eva Lolbear; they have six children--Joseph, Frank, George, Leonora, Mary, Frederick. Mr. Eitman and wife are members of the Protestant Church. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and Mechanics' Aid Society. Republican. Mr. Eitman is a native of great industry and good judgment; these qualities have made him successful in business.
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