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 639
JOHN SCHALLHORN, manufacturer of pottery, Fairport; was born in Germany June 21, 1849; where he learned his trade; at 16 years of age, he came to Winnebago Co., Wis., where he worked at his trade one year; then to Illinois, where he remained three years, thence to Minnesota, then to Muscatine Co. in 1873 and engaged in his present business. He married Miss Caroline Feustel March 17, 1876, born in Muscatine Co., Iowa, March 17,1858; they have two children--Elizabeth S. and Barbara. Members of the Catholic Church. Mr. S. is a Republican.
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