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
ROBERT McCURDY, farmer, Sec. 4; P. O. Conesville; owns 300 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born March 19, 1821, in Coshocton Co., Ohio; in the fall of 1868, he emigrated to this county, locating on his present farm. Married Elizabeth Welling Nov.3, 1842; she was born July 11, 1819 in Harrison Co., Ohio; have six children---Daniel, Rebecca J., Lewis C., Thomas W., Minerva and Allen. Member of German Reformed Church...Democrat.
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