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 607
I. A. KERR, carpenter and builder, corner Second and Mulberry streets; was born in Venango Co., Penn., March 29, 1840; he was brought up there and began learning the trade of carpenter and joiner; after completing his trade, he worked in different places until coming to Muscatine in 1875; since then, he has been engaged in building here. He married Miss Barbara Montreal, of this city, Oct. 11, 1877.
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