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 659
H. C. WAGNER, far., Sec 14.; P. O. Blue Grass; was born in Holstein, Germany, in 1832; in 1854, he emigrated to the United States, locating in Muscatine Co, Iowa, upon the farm on which he now resides, consisting of 190 acres. In 1863, he married Miss Hannah Delany, of Muscatine Co., and a native of the county of Galway, Ireland, and daughter of Michael Delany, who emigrated to the United States in 1832, settled in Beaver Co, Penn., remained ten years, and in 1842, removed to Iowa, settling in Muscatine Co.; Mr. D. raised a very large family of children, all now deceased but three; Mrs. W's father has been dead for some years; her mother is still living; Mr. W. and wife have two children--Leslie and Willie. Members of the M. E. Church; Mr. W. is a Republican.
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