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 614
JOHN NESTER, proprietor of blacksmith shop on Mulberry street, Muscatine; a native of Germany, born in 1828; emigrated to Indiana in 1844; remained until 1854, then came to this city. He married in Toledo, Ohio, Miss A. Banges; they have five children--John T., Andrew, Mary Theresa, Joseph and May Agnes. Mr. Nester is a Democrat; members of the Catholic Church. Mr. N. is always prepared to do first-class horse-shoeing and repairing of all kinds; in fact, anything requiring mechanical skill and practical workmanship.
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