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 613
B. NEIDIG, of the firm of B. Neidig & Son, proprietors of meat market and ice-dealers, Muscatine, Iowa; Mr. Neidig is a native of Pennsylvania; he came to Muscatine in 1847. Has been twice married; first wife was Miss Catharine Snavely; present wife was Miss Mary M. Smith. Mr. Neidig in early life, acted with the Whig party; on its decline, became a Republican and has remained a firm supporter of its principles. He is essentially a self-made man, and an honored member of society; he has been established in business in the city of Muscatine over thirty years, and during that time has enjoyed the confidence and respect of all.
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