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
W. G. ROWLAND, contractor and builder, Sec. 33; Mr. Rowland was born in Kingston, Canada West, Feb 10, 1841; in 1851, he removed with his parents to St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.; thence to Rock Co., Wis., in 1855; in 1857, he came to Muscatine Co., remaining a short time; went to Kansas; returned to Muscatine in 1860. He enlisted in Co. A, 9th Regiment I. V. I.; was honorably discharged at the close of the war. Married Miss Lydia Hopkinson in Muscatine Co., in 1860; she was born near Cincinnati, Ohio; they have five children--Lillie Amelia, Lula, Charles G., May, Phoebe J. Members of the U. B. Church; he is a Republican. Owns forty-five acres of land.
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