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
JAMES D. GAGE, farmer, Sec. 28; P. O. West Liberty; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $50 per acre; born May 5, 1834, in Union Co., Ind. Enlisted in Co.F, 16th I. V. I., April 14, 1861; participated in battle of Edwards Ferry, Berryville and Winchester, Va., besides considerable skirmishing, etc.; discharged May 14, 1862; returned home, and in the fall of 1865, came to Muscatine Co.; in the spring of 1867, moved to Guthrie Co., and in 1868, to Jasper Co., and to Warren Co., in 1871, and to his present farm in 1873. Married Rachel A. Clark of this county, Oct. 5, 1858; she was born Nov. 9, 1839, in Hamilton Co., Ohio; have two children--James D., born Oct. 10, 1859; Francis M., born October, 1861. Mr. G. makes a specialty in raising small fruits. Member Presbyterian Church. Politically, Greenbacker.
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