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 609
HERMAN J. LAUDER, attorney at law; is a native of Montgomery Co., N. Y.; was born May 3, 1849; when 9 years of age, his parents removed to Michigan, and, the following year, to Galesburg, Ill., where they lived one year; then came to Iowa and settled in Henry Co.; he entered the University at Mt. Pleasant and remained there six years, but graduated at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa; he entered the Law Department of the State University and graduated in 1873; since then he has practiced his profession here. He holds the office of City Alderman; is a member of the military and fire companies. He married Miss Laura M. Cleaver, a native of Iowa, Oct. 13, 1874; she is a daughter of Dr. Cleaver, of Keokuk; they have two children--Frank and Albert.
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