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 648
MICHAEL SCHAAB, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 29; P. O. Muscatine; born in Baden, Germany, Nov. 26, 1832; came to Rock Island, Ill., in 1852; removed to Muscatine in 1865 and purchased the farm (of 476 acres) where he now lives, and has made all the improvements. Married Miss Katherine Fuhr, June 25, 1854; she was born in Buffalo, N. Y., March 4, 1833; they have five children---Mary, Joseph, Louisa, Barbara and Katherine. Mr. Schaatz is a member of the Catholic Church; Mrs. Schaatz of the Lutheran Church; Mr. Schaatz is a Democrat.
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