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 677
J. E. MYERS, Cashier Farmers' and Citizen's National Bank, Cedar st., res. same, Wilton; was born in Montgomery Co., N. Y. , May 5, 1845, and when five years of age, went with his parents to Saratoga Co., N. Y., where his father (a physician) engaged in farming. J. E. was raised a farmer; had an academical education; at the age of 20, he went to New York City, where he was employed as clerk in a wholesale hardware store for three years, after which he was engaged at jobbing in the same line until 1869, when he sold out and came to Iowa; engaged in business at Wilton, until 1873, and at the organization of the above named bank was chosen Cashier, which position he has since retained. In Wilton, June 26, 1874, he married Jennie, daughter of Rev. Jacob Pentzer; she was born in Germantown, Ohio, April 1, 1852, and with her parents removed to this county in 1859; they have had two children--Philip Vanness was born May 13, 1875, and William P., October 30, 1878, and died March 25, 1879. Members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he has been chosen Elder.
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