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 691
J. P. MOUNTAIN, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. West Liberty; son of Jonathan and Elizabeth ( Pringey ) Mountain, who were natives of Pennsylvania, but now deceased; is a native of Somerset Co.,Penn.; born in 1833; in 1857, he came and located in Muscatine Co., Iowa, improving the fine farm on which he now resides, consisting of 240 acres. Mr. M. married in 1873 Miss Molly A. Cuppet, a native of West Virginia; they have two children--- Earl and Lesta. Mrs. M. is a consistent member of the M. E. Church; Mr. M. has for several years been interested in the improvement of short-horn cattle, and has some very fine registered cattle. Is a stanch Republican.
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