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 626
HERVEY CORWIN, was born in Orange Co., N. Y., May 5, 1816, where he resided till 1854, when he removed to Iowa and located in Muscatine Co.; Mr. C. received his education and learned the trade of wagon-making prior to leaving New York. He married Miss Sarah M. Prime, of Orange Co., N. Y., prior to coming West; they have had eight children, five still living--Julia A. Loy, Alice (now Mrs. McDermont), George H., Caroline and Ida Corwin. Members of the M. E. Church; he was one of the first Trustees of the Island M. E. Church, which office he still holds. His present occupation is that of farm gardener. He was formerly a Whig; at the organization of the Republican party, joined it, and has ever since coincided with its actions and principles.
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