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 691
JOUT MAXSON, Postmaster, West Liberty; born in Harrison Co., Ohio, in 1833; came to Iowa in 1838, and located in Cedar Co. Mr. Maxson settled in West Liberty in 1864. Married Lorencie Haven in 1871; she was born in Vermont; have four children---Dora, Willie, Hal, and Barrel. Republican.
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