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 608
A. S. KNOWLES, manufacturer of carriages, buggies, spring and farm wagons; factory on Iowa avenue. Mr. Knowles was born in New Haven, Conn., in 1844; in 1855, he removed to this county with his parents. During the war, he enlisted in Co. B, 35th I. V. I.; was enrolled in August, 1862; served until August, 1865, when he was honorably discharged; participated in every battle, siege and skirmish that his command was in; was severely wounded at Spanish Fort. The war being ever, he returned to this city, and in 1868, married Miss Matilda Groshell, of this city; she was born in Massachusetts; they have two children--Mollie and Harry. Mr. Kowles is a stanch and earnest Republican. Religiously, he and his wife are members of the Baptist Church, in which Church he has been Treasurer two years. In his carriage factory, Mr. Knowles employs skilled mechanics, and his work cannot be excelled in durability and finish.
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