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 638

W. H. RAUB, farmer and dealer in stock, Sec. 35; P. O. Melpine; born in Warren Co., N. J., May 1, 1826; removed to Muscatine Co. in 1855. Married Mrs. Sarah Keen, formerly Miss Sarah Martin, March 13, 1856; she was a native of Warren, N. J., born May 2, 1824; they have two sons--Arthur B. and Orrin H., and one deceased--John W. Mrs. Raub has one son and one daughter by her former husband--Mary E. and B. E., and two deceased--George and Sylvester. Mr. Raub owns 416 acres of a fine farm; he has made most of the improvements. He and wife are united with the M. E. Church; Mr. R. is a radical Republican.

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