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
CHARLES SPANGLER, Sec. 20; P. O. Muscatine; born in Pennsylvania in 1797; his parents died when he was quite young; at 3 years of age he was bound out to James Scott, of Franklin Co., Ohio, and while he was with Mr. Scott, learned the bricklaying trade, which he followed the early part of his life; went to Parke Co., Ind., and engaged in wool-carding and dressing cloth for about twelve years; came to Muscatine Co. in 1856. Married Miss Martha Cullin in 1820; she was born in Warren Co., Ky., May 14, 1799, and died Oct. 15, 1828; married again to Miss Lucinda McCampbell, May 11, 1837; she was born in Shelby Co., Ky., April 14, 1807; has five children by former wife (of Whom are deceased)--Mary J., Margaret D. and Martha M.; deceased--Sarah A. and Benjamin A. Mr. and Mrs. Sprangler are members of the M. E. Church; Mr. S. is a Republican.
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