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 632

SAMUEL ROCKAFELLOW, far., Sec. 32; P. O. Muscatine; is a native of Pennsylvania; born in Montgomery Co., Sept. 23, 1833; in 1861, emigrated to Cedar Co., Iowa; remained one year; in 1862, located in Muscatine Co., near Muscatine. In 1857, in the city of Philadelphia, he married Miss Catharine G. Howell; they have five children--Harry H., Howard W., Clara E., Fanny R. and Charles O. Mr. R. is a machinist by trade, but now follows the occupation of a farmer. Members of the M. E. Church on the Island; Mr. R. is a republican in politics, and has ever acted with that party.

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