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 691
JOSIAH KEISLER, retired farmer, West Liberty; born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., on the 15th of April, 1802; He married Mary Register in 1826; she also was a native of Pennsylvania; she died in 1867; they had twelve children, six are now living---Hannah, Thomas, Mary, Ruth, Sarah and Elvira. Mr. K. married again in 1867, to Alvira Andrews; she ws born in Indiana.
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