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
J. J. HOAG, farmer, Sec.6; P. O. Muscatine; born in Chittenden Co., Vt., May 3, 1827; removed with his parents to Dutchess Co., N. Y., in 1831, and remained there one year; thence to North Berwick, Me., where they remained until 1837, then removed to Beaver Co., Penn,; in 1843, to Henry Co., Iowa, and in 1864 to Mahaska Co.,remained until 1870, then went to the Indian Territory; remained five years, three years with Agent, B. Darlington; two years with Agent Richards, and in 1875, came to Muscatine Co. Married Miss Rachel Darlington June 20, 1849; born in Pennsylvania in 1830; died Jan.26,1856; he married again Miss Margaret Osborn March 9, 1865; born in Clinton Co., Ohio, March 20, 1833; died Nov. 27, 1877; he married again Mrs. Elizabeth C. Peasley March 29,1879; she was born in Jefferson Co., Ohio Sept 15, 1829; Mr. H. has three children by his first wife---Charley B., Lindley N. and Mattie D., and by his second wife, two-- Joseph T. and Annie R. Mr. and Mrs. H. are members of the Friends' Church; she has two children by her former husband--Arthur and Oliver. Mr H. is a Republican. His father resides with him; Joseph Hoag, born in Chittenden Co., Vt., June 2, 1800. Married Miss Eliza Meader, Oct, 1820; born in Strafford Co.,N. H., 1798; died in 1823; married again M.D. Tabor, 1825; born in Ulster Co., N. Y., 1802; died in 1853.
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