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 626
GEORGE FITZSIMMONS, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Muscatine; was born in County Longford, Ireland, in 1829; emigrated with his parents to this country in 1846, and located in what was then known as Bloomington, now Muscatine. In 1854, Mr. F. married Miss Mary Leonard, of Muscatine; Mrs. F. was born in County Wicklow, twelve miles from Dublin, Ireland, and came to this country in 1848; they have seven children--Thomas J., Alfred, William J., George L., Charles Edward, Mary Jane and Clara Bell. Mr. F. and wife are members of the M. E. Church of the Island. Mr. F. has a fine farm of 300 acres, situated eight miles southwest of Muscatine, where he now resides. He is a very energetic farmer, and highly esteemed among his neighbors. Acts with the Republican party.
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