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 636
A. M. HARE, farmer, Sec 29; P.O. Muscatine; born in Franklin CO.,Ohio, Nov. 13, 1811; came to Muscatine in 1841; having learned the trade of hatter in Dayton, Ohio, he established the first manufactory in Muscatine, which business he followed until 1849, then sold out and purchased the ferry, which he operated until 1850, when he engaged in real estate business till 1859, and then removed to where he resides. Mr. Hare was the first Colonel of the 11th I.V.I.; at the battle of Shiloh was wounded and resigned his commission. Married Miss Emiline P. Austin in 1844; born in Ohio in 1826; have two children-- Austin and Ida B., now Mrs. Warfield, and three deceased--- Mary A., William P., one died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. H. are members, one of the M. E. and the other of the Congregational Church; Republican.
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