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
HENRY FUNCK, banker, firm of Cook, Musser & Co., corner Second street and Iowa avenue; is a native of Germany; born in 1817; lived there until 1837, when he emigrated to America; came to Burlington, Iowa, the same year; in 1839, to Muscatine, and engaged in the bakery and grocery business on Second street, which he continued until 1852; then built a distillery, and operated that for three years, then dealt in boat stores for three years; he has been engaged in the banking business for the past ten years--the firm being Cook, Musser & Co., he was also a partner in the wholesale tobacco and tea house of Fred Daut & Co. for eight years, but retired from the firm January 1, 1879. He is interested in the water-works, and has held the office of Mayor for two years; served as Alderman for four years. When Mr. Funck began life, he had nothing, and owes his success to his own efforts.
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