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

B. F. Patterson, Farmer, Sec. 11; was born in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1845; came West with his parents. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Co. E, 2d Regt. I. V. L., served until August, 1865. Married Miss Mary Klein, of this county; have three children---William Edward, Olive Iowa and Oron Eldon. Mr. Patterson and wife are members of the M. E. Church; he is Republican in politics. Owns 80 acres of land.

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