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
MAJ. J. A. PICKLER, attorney at law, of the firm of Hoffman, Pickler & Brown, was born in Washington Co., Ind., Jan. 24, 1844; when 9 years of age, his parents came to Iowa and located in Davis Co., where he was brought up; after his the breaking out of the rebellion, he enlisted in 1862, as a private in Co. D, 3d Regiment I. C.; he was promoted through all the non-commissions to Second Lieutenant, then to First Lieutenant, and afterward commissioned Captain of Co. D; he was in a number of battles; was commissioned Major of the 138th Regiment U. S. C. T.; after his return from the service, he entered the State University and went through the collegiate course; the studied law, attended the law school in Chicago, and afterward entered the Law Department of the Michigan University, and graduated at that institution in 1872; he practiced law in Missouri for two years, and held the office of Prosecuting Attorney of Adair Co.; in 1875, he came to Muscatine and associated with Mr. Hoffman, and since has practiced his profession here. He married Miss Alice M. Alt, of Johnson Co., Iowa, in 1870; they have two children--Lulu A. and Madge E.
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