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
Dr. H. LINDNER, physician and surgeon; was born in Breslau, Germany, March 5, 1827; he received his education there. In 1841, he volunteered to drive the Jews out of the city; in 1846, he took charge of a regiment of Poles to fight against the Prussian Government for liberty; on the 16th of March, 1848, when the new call for liberty came, he went to Berlin and brought powder, ball and arms to the Liberty party; he was afterward sent to Baden fight against the Liberty party; he received from King Frederick William IV three medals for bravery; after the war was over, he remained in the military service four and a half years. In 1853, he came to the United States and lived in the city of New York and also at Newburg, N. Y., where he lost everything by fire. In 1854, he married Miss Johanna Pfannsbecker, a native of Germany; they removed to Illinois, and remained there some years; again removed to Iowa and lived in Marshalltown for twelve years; came to Muscatine in 1874, and since then has practiced his profession here; they have one adopted daughter.
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