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 618
J. RUBELMAN, of the firm of J. Rubelman & Co., jobbers in leather, saddlery and hardware; is a native of Germany, where he was brought up and learned the business of manufacturing leather; he emigrated to this country in 1847, and came to Iowa in 1849; he went South and carried on the farming business for some years; in 1861, he came to Muscatine and established the house of J. Rubelman & Co.; they still continue the tanning business in Tennessee and finish the leather here. ; have the leading leather, saddlery and hardware house here, doing a large and extensive trade and an exclusively jobbing business. Mr. Rubelman married Miss R.A. Renz, a native of Germany, in 1855; they have four children---George J., John G., Julia V., and Katie M.
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