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 654
S. H. GOLDSBERRY, Superintendent of County Poorhouse; P. O. Muscatine; born in La Fayette, Ind., in 1831; his parents came to Muscatine Co. in 1839; his father Silas Goldsberry, died April 20, 1878; his mother is still living. He married in March, 1849, Emma McCloud; has four children---Charles, C. C., William and Clyde; Mr. Goldsberry assumed his present charge in April, 1878; previous to that, he was engaged in farming.
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