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 629
JOHN LEIBIS, farmer, Sec. 22; Mr. Leibis is a native of Pittsburgh, Penn., born March 4, 1836; while he was a child, his parents moved to Ohio, where he remained until he was 18 years of age; then came to Iowa City, where he married Miss A. Caspar; she was born in Iowa City, her parents having settled there in the pioneer days. Mr. Leibis enlisted in Co. I, 22d I. V. I.; was honorably discharged at the close of the war. Removed shortly after his return from the army to Muscatine; came on his present farm in the fall of 1877. Members of the United Brethren Church; he is a Republican. Owns forty acres of land well improved and containing several acres of fruit located on the Moscow road, two and a half miles from Muscatine.
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