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 653
JOHN A. WICKEY, proprietor steam saw-mill blacksmith and machine shop, Nichols; son of John and Catharine E. Wickey; born May 12, 1854, in Hesse-Cassel, Germany; emigrated with his parents to this county in the spring of 1856, locating in Muscatine, where his parents are still living; Mr. W. learned the blacksmith trade at Wilton, in this county, also worked at the machinist trade in Davenport some time, and blacksmithing in Tipton, Cedar Co., about a year; in 1872, he came to Nichols and engaged in his present business; has no family; his business shows him to be a young man of energy and enterprise. Politics, Independent.
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