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 692
J. D. ROMAINE, far., Sec. 16; P. O. West Liberty; was born in Passaic Co., N. J., in 1816; coming West in 1841, he located in Muscatine Co., Iowa, where he has since resided. Mr. R., in 1843, married Miss Mary Lewis, of this county, a native of Ohio; they have three children--- Lewis, Walter, and Eva. Mr. R. has a farm of 150 acres, upon which he made all the improvements. Mr. R. is a Democrat; acts with the Greenback party.
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