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 643

DANIEL McCURDY, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Conesville; owns 92 acres of land valued at $35 per acre; born Feb.19, 1845, in Coshocton Co., Ohio; came to this county in the spring of 1868; in December, 1876, he engaged in mercantile business, in Conesville, and the June following, his brother, Thomas W. came in as a partner; Nov.17, 1878, their store was burned with contents; supposed to be the work of an incendiary; loss above insurance about $1,200; he then returned to his farm. Married Minerva Hardman, Oct. 8, 1871; she was born April 7, 1853, in Coshocton Co., Ohio; have three children living---Albert, Eric and Lucius C. lost one---Lulu. Member of the German Reformed Church. Democrat.

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