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 646
JOHN LA TOURRETTE, farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Muscatine; born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, Feb. 16, 1819; came with his parents to Indiana in 1829; where they were among the early settlers. Married Miss Eliza Bogart in 1840; born in Pennsylvania in 1815; came to Muscatine Co. in 1847; have one son--Wilbert, born in Fountain Co., Ind., May 25, 1841. Married Miss Mary J. Fortune Dec. 9, 1868; she was born in Essex Co., N. Y., Dec. 6, 1841; they have three children--John D., Arthur J., Willette J., and one deceased--Anna E.
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