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 645

W. H. HAZELETT, farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Muscatine; Mr. Hazelett is a native of Mifflin Co., Penn.; born in 1824; in 1845, removed to Fayette Co., thence to Lake Tp., this county, in 1853. Mr. Hazelett has acted with the Republican part since its organization; he has been Justice of the Peace, was also member of the County Board of Supervisors for six years; is a member of the Congregational Church, in which he has been Deacon over eighteen years. He has been twice married; first wife was Miss Stevenson, of Fayette Co., Penn.; she died in this county; present wife was Miss Hannah McNutt, daughter of Samuel McNutt and Hannah nee Stuart, who were of Scotch origin and emigrated to Philadelphia, Penn., where he died in 1836; she died in Iowa in 1874. Mr. Hazelett is public-spirited and enterprising and has been identified with the public interests of township and county and is one of the truly valuable citizens of Lake Tp.; he owns 200 acres of land.

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