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 640
B. K. WINTERMUTE, far., Sec. 36; P. O. Melpine; born in Warren Co., N. J., May 23, 1832; came to Muscatine Co. 1853; In 1861, enlisted in the 11th I. V. I., Co. H. and served until the close of the war; was in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth and Vicksburg, with Sherman to the sea; was in all the battles of the regiment and at the general review in Washington. Married Miss L. A. Martin in 1860, a native of Warren Co., N. J., born in 1835. Members of the M. E. Church. Owns 200 acres of fine farming land, which he is constantly improving; also has a fine creamery, where they manufacture butter which brings the highest market prices. Republican.
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