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
J. B. HENNEKER, farmer, Sec. 36; P. O. Melpine; born in Kent Co., England, March 29, 1809; came to Philadelphia in 1817. Married Miss Jane Langstreth in 1831; born Sept. 14, 1812. In 1835, removed to Perry Co.,Penn.; in 1846, to Muscatine Co. They have eight children---Edward, Tacy A. (now Mrs. Patterson), Hannah M. (now Mrs. Cabe), Harriet F. (now Mrs. Cole ), William S., Henrietta (now Mrs. Hill ), Jennie E. (now Mrs. West ), Ida M., and two dead, Benjamin M. and Edward. Mr. and Mrs. H. are members of the M. E. Church. Mr. H. was appointed Postmaster by J. K. Polk, which office he held for sixteen years.
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