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
WILHELM YOUNG, contractor and builder; was born in Germany, Jan. 8, 1841; he there learned the trade of carpenter and joiner; he emigrated to America in 1868; he lived in New York State and in Michigan came to Iowa in 1876 and engaged in building; he has the contract and is building the new public school--one of the finest in the State; he was awarded the contract for building the new Opera House in Marshalltown, and he also has the contract for building two stores there. He married Miss Susie Lambert, from Germany, Nov. 12, 1870; they have two children--Alice and Fred.
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