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 690
JOHN A. EVANS, farmer, Sec.7; P. O. West Liberty; son of Simeon and Polly Evans; owns 160 acres of land, valued at $50 per acrs; born May 11, 1833, in Otsego Co., N. Y.; parents moved to Geauga Co., Ohio, in 1834; his father died there June 4, 1853; in the spring of 1856, he came to this county, first locating in West Liberty, where he kept a meat market; afterward in the lumber business two years, prior to coming on his present farm in 1873. Married Flora M. Barnes Aug 4, 1860; she was born May 6, 1836, in Connecticut; have two children--- Fred W., and Willie J.; lost one--- Robert; also has two adopted children--- George D., and Jessie. Is a member of Mt. Calvary Lodge, No. 95, at West Liberty, of which he has served as Worshipful Master eleven years. Republican.
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