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 627
JEREMIAH GREINER, farmer, Sec. 3; Mr. Greiner is a native of Dauphin Co., Penn.; born Sept. 12, 1818. Oct. 26, 18143, he married Elizabeth Hershe, a native of Lancaster Co., Penn.; born Oct. 13, 1823; in 1854, they emigrated to Muscatine, where they resided one year, then moved on the farm where they now reside; their children are Benjamin F., born Dec. 7, 1844, married Miss S. Brown, William P., born Aug. 27, 1846, married Miss Bretz; Christian, born Aug. 25, 1848 Abraham J., born Jan. 31, 1851; Elizabeth A., born Feb. 8, 1861; Anna Maria, born Feb.18, 1866, died April 18, 1866. Mr. Greiner and wife are members of United Brethren Church; he was a Whig, but adopted the principles of the Republican party at its organization; he has held various local offices; he owns a finely-improved farm of 622 acres, and is one of the enterprising men of Bloomington Township.
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