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 606

JACOB HESS, dealer in harness, saddles, bridles, collars, whips, etc., Second st. Mr. Hess was born in Germany in 1836; emigrated to Muscatine in 1851. He enlisted in Co. C, 35th I. V. C.; was enrolled in 1862; served until peace was restored; was in almost every battle, siege and skirmish his command was in; was wounded at Vicksburg. He has been married twice; first wife was Miss Susan R. Valet (now deceased); present wife was Miss Mary Sieber; had three children by first marriage, two still living--Mary and Annie; one child by present wife--Emma. Republican; members of the Catholic Church; he is also a member of the A. O. U. W.

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