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 667
WILLIAM J. MILLER, far., Sec.7; P. O. Atalissa; son of John B. and Susan Miller; owns 223 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; born March 3, 1832, in Somerset Co., Penn.; came to this county in October, 1854, in the spring of 1855, his parents came here, locating in Goshen Tp., where his father died, in 1872. Married Nancy Gatton, daughter of William and Elizabeth Gatton, Oct.23, 1856; she was born in November, 1830; her parents came from Holmes Co., Ohio, to this county in 1839, consequently being among its earliest settlers; her father died in December, 1876, have five children living--- Adessa, Allen C., Isabelle, Ulysses and Julius; lost one--- Filey; Member Presbyterian Church; Republican.
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