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
JOHN McCONNAHA, farmer, Sec. 16; was born in Guernsey Co., Ohio, May 16, 1823. In 1846, married Miss Mary R. Hagan, a native of same county, born in 1826; they removed to Muscatine Co. in 1856 and settled in Lake Tp., where they resided until 1866, when they removed to their present farm; they have seven children living--Elizabeth A. (now Mrs. P. Esmoil), Rachel D. (now Mrs. C. Eichelberger), John S., Mary J., Newton, Grant, Chester. Mr. McConnaha and wife are members of the M. E. Church; he is a republican. Owns 246 acres of land.
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