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
J. A. REULING, dealer in all kinds of family groceries, Second street; Mr. R. is a native of Germany, born in 1824; emigrated to Burlington, Iowa, in 1838; came to Muscatine in 1848; Mr. R. has been twice married; his first wife was Miss W. Scheir; his present wife was Louisa Schneir; their children are--Annie, James, Risley, George W., Louisa, John A., Nellie, Ella and Walter. Members of the Lutheran Church; a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Knights of Honor; in the latter society he is one of he Trustees; has ever acted with the Democratic Party.
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