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 623
JOHN WELTZ, proprietor of wagon and blacksmith shop, South Muscatine; was born in Germany in 1826; emigrated to Indiana in 1853; came to Muscatine in 1854. Maiden name of Mr. Weltz's wife was Barbara Heffler; they were married in this city (Muscatine); have four children--Charles, Sophia, Annie and George. Mr. Weltz and wife are members of the Lutheran Church; he is a Republican in politics; is a member of the society Knights of Honor.
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