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 666
PAULUS HAHN, far., Sec.16; P. O. Moscow; owns 312 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born Jan.13, 1823, in Beyern, Germany; in 1845, emigrated to the United States, stopping in Columbus, Ohio, until 1846; went to St. Louis, Mo,; followed steamboating on the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri Rivers until 1851; then he came to this county and purchased a part of the farm upon which he still lives. Married Catherine Knapel in July, 1851; she was born in Germany in 1836, and died Nov. 9, 1852; again married Miss Hooke, Jan. 16, 1853; she was born Dec. 11, 1832, in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany; have five children living--- Anna, John, Catherine, Henry and Pauline; lost one---Lorez; member of Evangelical Lutheran Church; Democrat.
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