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 631
FREDERICK MITTMAN, far., Sec. 9; was born in Williamsburg, Germany, 1825; came to this country in 1853; stopped first in Ohio. In 1854, removed to Iowa, and located on the farm on which he now lives, consisting of 263 acres, located in Muscatine Co. Mr. M. is engaged extensively in the dairy business, which he is making a success financially. He carried on the blacksmith business some nine years in the city of Muscatine, prior to moving on his farm. In 1853, he married Miss Catherine Haneigan, prior to leaving Germany for the United States. They have four children--John, Robert, Andrew, Pauline. He is a stanch Republican; members of the Protestant Church.
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