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 605
THEODORE GROSSHEIN, barber and taxidermist, Second street, Muscatine, Iowa; was born in Prussia Dec. 18, 1831; in 1851, he entered the 8th Regt., body-guard of Queen Louisa; served until 1854, and was honorably discharged. In 1856, he married Miss Bertha Kirschbien in Berlin; they emigrated to Muscatine in 1860; they have three children---Alexander, Oscar and Franz. During the war of the rebellion, Mr. Grosshein enlisted in the 15th Regt. N. Y. Engineer Corps, and served until the close of the war. He is a member of the Turnverein and A.O.U.W. Societies. Is a Republican.
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