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 654
ISAAC EPPERLY, farmer; P. O. Letts; born in Virginia in 1823; his parents moved to Indiana when he was a child; he came to Muscatine Co. in 1844; in 1845, he purchased the farm which he now owns. He married Emily Gore; she died in 1862; his present wife is Hannah McCord, a native of Illinois; he had three children by his first marriage, only one---Edith---now living; has had two by the second marriage, neither living. Mr. Epperly owns 450 acres of land, is engaged in general farming.
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