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 W. MILLAR, far., Sec.6; P. O. Muscatine; was born in Sciota Co., Ohio, in 1838, and came with his parents to Iowa in 1849, locating in Muscatine Co. on the farm on which he now resides and improved; married Miss Henrietta Milkesell, daughter of John Mikesell, of Muscatine Co., in 1864. They have had four children, three still living---Anna, Hallie and Henrietta. Mr. M. has a farm of 225 acres, located about three and a half miles west of the city; has been very extensively engaged in the stock business for many years; is now engaged in the improvement of stock, hogs and cattle, in which he takes a deep interest; he is also engaged in propagating fish, and has several fine fish-ponds filled with trout and salmon. Members of the Presbyterian Church, and he is also a member of the A. O. U. W. In politics, is a staunch Republican. He enlisted in the 1st I. V. I., Co. A, and served six months, and, in 1864, was drafted into the army again. Mr. M. was married, drafted and had an heir all inside of one year; is among the most enterprising men of the County.
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