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 630
CHARLES LEIENDECKER, farming and dairy, Sec. 28, two miles from city of Muscatine; Mr. Leiendecker is a native of Bavaria, Germany, born in 1834; emigrated to the United States in 1850; came to Dubuque, Iowa, in 1856, and to Muscatine the following year. He entered the 8th Michigan Battery, in which he served until after the siege of Vicksburg, then returned home, remained a short time, then entered the 77th Ohio V. I. as Sutler and served in that capacity until the close of the war. He married in Muscatine Miss Ella Heidman, of Scott Co.; they were married Oct. 5, 1872; have four children--Carroll, Henry, Otto and Katie. Mr. Leiendecker owns a well-improved farm of 160 acres. He is a man of much energy and is ever willing to aid any enterprise that gives promise of general good.
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