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 685

LOUIS FIDERLEIN, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 22; P. O. Atalissa; owns 300 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born Dec. 21, 1832, in Baden, Germany; in the spring of 1852, emigrated to Allegheny Co., Penn., and in the spring of 1855, came to Rock Island Co., Ill. Married there Miss Julia A. Gregg; she was born Aug.17, 1838 in Clark Co., Ill; have nine children living--Eliza E., Isabell J., Clara, James A., Lorena E., William E., Wilhelmina A., John and Eloise; lost two--Louisa K. and Chester T.; Mr. F. has served in Illinois as Town Clerk and School Trustee, is also a member of Ionic Lodge, No. 122, A. F. & A. M., at Atalissa; came onto his present farm in this county, in January, 1876. Republican.

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