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 664
A. JOHNSON, far., Sec.15; P. O. Wolcott, Scott Co.; born in Ireland April 1, 1829; emigrated to Delaware in 1845; thence to Mercer Co., Penn., in 1847; in 1851 came to Scott Co., Iowa; to Muscatine in 1852; went to California in 1853; returned, in 1855, to Fulton Tp.., where he has remained ever since. Sept. 26, 1856, married Miss Nancy Pursell, born in Indiana April 8, 1839; have ten children---James S., George T., Stephen, Mary Rosa, Ellery, Carrie, Catherine, Frank, Robert, and Amanda, deceased. Mrs. Johnson is a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. J. is a Democrat.
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