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 668
GEORGE WILL, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Moscow; son of Nicholas and Margaret Will; born March 19, 1830, in Bavaria, Germany; emigrated with parents to the United States in 1840, locating in Moscow Tp.; his mother died in 1846, and father, Nov. 7, 1857. Married Margaret Kurts Nov. 29, 1856; she was born in Germany in 1832; have four-chidren living---Christian N., George W., John and Frank; lost three infants. Mr. W. owns 560 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; is also Trustee of township. Member of the Lutheran Church; Democrat.
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