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 637
JOSEPH HEINLY, farmer, Sec. 27; P.O. Sweetland Center; born in Northampton Co., Penn., May 2, 1821; came to Muscatine Co. in 1855. Married Miss G. Seen, May 10, 1841; born in Northampton Co., Penn., May 10, 1819; have four sons and four daughters---Anderson W., Milton M., Benjamin F., Emma E.( now Mrs. Mackiner), Thomas, Ella S, (now Mrs. Wintermute), Ida May, Laura G.,and four deceased---George W., Joseph R., Mary and one died in infancy. Mr. Heinly's grandparents came to Lehigh Co. Penn., before the Revolutionary war, and the house that his great-grandfather built still stands where his grandfather, his father and one of his sisters were born. Mr. Heinly is energetic and by good management has become well-off; owns 2,100 acres of land. Mr. H. is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
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