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 620
BENJAMIN STEIMER, dealer in stock, Muscatine; was born in St. Louis Dec. 24, 1841; removed to Muscatine Co., with his parents while a boy. He married Miss Sarah Fanlsner of this county. Politically, Mr. Steiner is a Democrat. Resides on Second street, near the fair ground.
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