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 607
BERNHARD KEMPER, farmer and gardener, South Muscatine; was born in Prussia in 1830; emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1848; thence to Muscatine in 1854. He married in this city Miss Elizabeth Loreaux, a native of Jefferson Co., Ohio, born in 1837; they were married April 29, 1856; their children are Clara A., George H., Edward B., William, Frederick, Benjamin F., Audley, John, Frank, Oliver, Clinton, Cora Ella, Daisy May. Mr. Kemper owns a valuable property in South Muscatine; his garden is one of the finest in the vicinity of Muscatine.
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