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
GEORGE A. SCHAEFER, dealer in groceries, provisions etc., on Lucas Grove road; Mr. Schaefer was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1841; in 1852, emigrated with his parents to Muscatine. In 1865, he married Miss Anna Derfler; they have four children---John George, Anna Mary, Frank Xavier and Mary K. Politically, Mr. Schaefer is a Democrat, but his business engrosses his time and leaves none for political matters; he is a member of no church, is liberal in religious opinions; he has built up a large and remunerative business by his square dealing and honesty.
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