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 666
JOHN HIRSCHMANN,far., Sec. 10; P. O. Moscow; son of George and Barbara Hirschmann; owns 160 acres of land; valued at $40 per acre; born April 12 1828, in Bavaria, Germany; emigrated to the United States, with parents, in 1840, locating in Bloomington Tp., and came to Moscow in 1855, and engaged in the bakery business until 1865, when he came onto his present farm. Married Susanah Willin August, 1854; she was born in Germany in 1834, and died in January , 1856; he again married, Diana Heddleston in June, 1857; she was born in Ohio in 1839; had one child, Henry, by first wife and by second wife, seven--- Frank, George, Anna, Ellen, John, Robert and Susannah. Has served as member of School Board in his town; member of Luthran Church; Democrat.
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