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 662
SAMUEL STORM, farmer, Sec. 25; P. O. Letts; Mr. Storm was born in Ross Co., Ohio, in 1807; his parents were of German descent, but natives of Virginia; they had eleven children, only one of whom besides the subject of this sketch is living; John, aged nearly 90 years, resides in Ross Co., Ohio. Mr. Storm came to Muscatine Co., and settled on his present farm, in 1837, forty-two years ago; his brother George settled in Seventy-Six Tp. in 1835, where he resided sixteen years; he then went to Keokuk Co., where he died about 1866. Mr. Storm has 360 acres of land; he has been troubled with the asthma for sixty years, and, for the last twenty years, has been unable to do any work; his farm is conducted by three sons of his brother Jacob; George, John and Peter; their mother also lives with him.
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