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 667
CHARLES SCHULTE, farmer, Sec.18; P. O. Atalissa; owns 216 acres of land, valued at $25 per acre; born Jan.15, 1840, in Rhine Province, Prussia; was educated at a Catholic Seminary, in Werden, Germany; in the fall of 1857, came to the United States, locating in Muscatine Co.; his father came in 1859; came onto his present farm in the spring of 1859. Married Diana Stoneburner Sept. 11, 1864; she was born Aug 16, 1830, in Clay Co., Ill.; have no children; Mr. S. is now serving his third term as Township Assessor; his brother Otto served the Union cause in Co. F of the 2d Missouri Battery, from 1861 to 1864; was at the siege of Vicksburg, Pea Ridge, Chatanooga, capture of Atlanta, etc. Politics, Republican.
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