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 603
B. H. EVERSMEYER, insurance agent, Muscatine; was born in Germany April 19, 1825; he was brought up there and came to America in 1852; lived in St. Louis three years, and came to Muscatine in 1855, and engaged in teaming; he has been engaged in the insurance business for the past ten years. He has held the office of Street Commissioner for two terms. He married Miss Magdalena Kuechman, from Germany, in 1855; they have six children-----Mollie, Louise, John H., Henry, William and Benjamin E.
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