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
JOHN KOEHLER, of the firm of Koehler Brothers, confectioners, bakers and dealers in candies, toys, fruit, nuts, cigars and tobaccos, corner Chestnut and Second streets; John Koehler was born in Germany in 1848; in 1849, his parents emigrated to this country. He married Miss Mary Buner, of this city; they have four children--Charlie, William, Stella and Frederick. Mr. K. served in Co. B, 44th I. V. I., and was honorably discharged at the expiration of his term of enlistment. He is a Democrat. Member of the I. O. O. F. and also a member of the Champion Hose Company.
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