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 657
AUGUST FRICKE, far., Sec. 18; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1824; emigrated to the United States in 1848, stopping at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he remained until 1851; removing thence to Iowa, settled on his farm in Muscatine Co., which he improved, and on which he still remains. In 1852, married to Miss Fredrica Herwig, at St. Louis, Mo.; she was also a native of Hanover, Germany; they have seven children--Caroline, Lizzie, Christiana, Henry, Katie, Emma and Mary. Mr. F. and wife are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. F. served through the Mexican War, going from Ohio; is a carpenter by trade, which trade he follows in connection with farming; a stanch Republican.
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