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 688
P. VANATTA, far., Sec. 33; P. O. West Liberty; son of James and Katy A. Vanatta; born Feb. 21, 1837, in Beaver Co., Penn,; came with parents to Muscatine Co., Iowa, in the spring of 1846, locating near Muscatine and subsequently moving to Seventy-six Tp. where they are still living. Married Miss Elizabeth P. Kinsley, of this county, Dec. 1, 1862; she was born March 1 1839, in MarionCo., Mo.; have four children living--- Elmer, born Nov. 6, 1863; Albert L., May 10, 1865; Lillie, born July 7, 1873, and Frank B., born Aug. 13, 1876; lost one infant son. Mr. V. owns a farm upon which he lives of 170 acres, valued at $30 per acre. Is a member of the M. E. Church; Republican.
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