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 681
ANDREW A. VANCAMP, attorney and counselor at law; office, Fourth street, residence, Third street; Wilton; was born in Sweetland Tp., this county, Dec. 18, 1850, and lived on a farm and attended the common schools during the winter; at 16, he entered the academy at Muscatine, and, with a course at the Commercial College at Iowa City, at the age of 20, he entered the law department of the State University, in which he took a regular course and graduated June 24, 1871; was admitted to the bar June 28, 1871, and commenced practice in Wilton in August of the same year. July 22, 1873, he married Katy, daughter of Mrs. Mary B. Allen; born in Ireland Nov. 25, 1850; emigrated to America with her mother when she was 5 years of age, her father having emigrated three years previous and died at Buffalo, N. Y.; Mrs. Allen and her daughter came to Rock Island, where they resided until 1867, then came to Wilton; they have had three children, two still living----James R., born May 3, 1874; William N., Feb. 21, 1876, and Frances J., March 12, 1878, died Jan. 13, 1879. Mr. Vancamp is a member of the M. E. and Mrs. Vancamp of the Catholic Church; Republican.
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