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 604
J. GERNDT, proprietor of meat market, Second street, Muscatine; was born in Prussia in 1836, where he married Miss J. Hantchal; they emigrated to Muscatine in 1866; have six children---Annie, Selma, Emma, Julius, Ida and Bertie. Members of the Catholic Church. He is a Democrat; has been engaged in business since 1867.
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