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 624
AUGUST P. WITTEMANN, proprietor of the Western Brewery, located on Eighth st., near Lucas Grove road. Mr. Wittemenn was born in Germany in 1838; emigrated to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1855, where he remained until 1862, in which year he came to Muscatine; in 1864, he married Miss Annie Mary Schaefer of this city; they have five children--Amelia, Alfred, Ida, Otto and Rosa. Mr. W. is a Democrat; members of the Catholic Church. Mr. W. has ever been noted for his liberality and the fairness which has characterized all his dealings; is one of the leading brewers of this State.
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