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
REV. P. LAURENT, Pastor of St. Matthias Church; was born in France in 1828; ordained in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1851; came to Muscatine the same year, and has had pastoral charge of St. Matthias Church since.
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