It should be noted that the names have been transcribed exactly as printed.
Common abbreviations were often used in the directory for some names with or
without periods (e.g., Geo. for George, Wm. for William, Jas. for James), and
they have been reproduced in that manner here. Certain compound or multiple
surnames such as Van Dyke had a space between the two names, but others did
not (VanDovinick). (Names beginning with "Mc" did not include a space after
the "c"). Several names appear to have typographical errors, which have also
been reproduced as printed.
A researcher using this database is advised to search variant forms of a surname, or to search part of a surname, if an expected name is not found. Original data: Farmers of Iowa: a list of farmers of each county with postoffice (sic), 1892, LDS microfilm 1024846, item 4.