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 685
ANDREW HEBERLING, farmer, Sec. 10; P. O. Atalissa; owns eighty acres of land, valued at $60 per acre; born Sept. 13, 1817, in Berkeley Co. Va.; parents moved to Harrison Co., Ohio, in the fall of 1822; was engaged in mercantile business about three years in Athens Co.; in 1850, went to California, returning in 1852; came to this county in 1856; engaged in mercantile business in Atalissa for about three years, since which time, has followed farming; has served as County Supervisor for about six years. Married Matilda Lamb Sept. 8, 1841; she was born October 13, 1820, in Ohio, and died Aug. 24, 1849; again married, Prudence A. Lamb, sister of first wife, May 15, 1852; she was born Dec. 5, 1834, and died Aug. 3, 1863; again married, Eleanor W. Combs, Nov. 9, 1865; she was born March 11, 1830, in Ohio; has two children by first wife living--Mary J. and Leonard, and lost two--Charles C. and Emerson; and by second wife one living--Henry B., and lost four--John E., Amanda M., Martha W. and Eliza A.; and by third wife one son---George C.; his son Leonard served in the 2d Iowa Cavalry during the late rebellion. Republican.
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