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 628
GEO. F. JARVIS, farmer, Sec. 15; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, in 1836; he emigrated to Fulton Co., Ill., with his parents in 1837, thence to LaSalle Co., and, in the fall of 1865, Mr. J. settled in Muscatine Co., where he still remains. Mr. J. married Miss Adeline B. Holcomb in 1867; they have one child--Albert Nelson. Members of the M. E. Church of the Island. Mr. J. has a fine farm of eighty acres. Democrat.
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