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 SCHNEIDER, dealer in boat stores, groceries, provisions, etc.,Front street, opposite steamboat landing; was born in Germany in 1829; in 1850, he emigrated to Buffalo, N.Y., remained until 1851, then went to Sandusky, Ohio; in 1855, he came to this city. He married Miss Katherine Bike, daughter of Fredric and Sarah Bike, who were born in Germany, emigrated to this country and settled in Louisa Co., Iowa, where they now reside, in 1845; she was born in 1840. Married Mr. Schneider in 1858; they have five children---Katy, Annie, George, Henry, and Ella. Mr. S. is an old "Jackson" Democrat; he has held various local offices, among them that of Wharfmaster, and a member of the City Council, and at present is Steamboat Registrar, which office he has held for nine years; he is a member of A., F. & A. M., and is President of the Mechanic's Aid Society, is also Dictator in the Knights of Honor. Member of the German Lutheran Church. Mr. S. has ever been identified with Muscatine's interests, and is well and honorably known for those qualities which constitute a thorough business man and a gentleman.
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