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
JOHN G. WILL, farmer; Sec. 22; P. O. Moscow; owns 550 acres of land, valued at $35 per acre; born Feb. 21, 1838, in Bavaria, Germany; came with parents to this county in the spring of 1840, they locating on the farm upon which he is now living. Married Sophia Shafnit Nov. 20, 1860; she was born in Germany Dec. 31, 1842. Mr. W. is one of the leading farmers of his township. Member of the Lutheran Church; Democrat.
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