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
WILLIAM VERINK, farmer, Sec. 14, P. O. Letts; was born in Holland, in 1838; his parents John H. and Hannah Verink, emigrated to this country in 1846; they first located in Chautauqua Co., N. Y.; came to Muscatine in 1848, where his father still resides; his mother died soon after they came to Muscatine. Mr. William Verink learned the business of painting, which he followed till about 1869, when he purchased the farm which he now owns, and where he has since resided. He married, February, 1869, Fanny Simpson, a native of Muscatine Co., born in 1842; they have two children--- Susan E., born in 1869, and JohnT.,born in 1876.
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