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 623
S. E. WHICHER, agent and dealer in real estate; was born in Dayton, Ohio, May 8, 1836; when 3 years of age, his parents came to Iowa and located in this county, where he was brought up and received his education; after reaching manhood, he engaged in the land business, and has continued in it since; he has been a resident of this county for forty years. He has held office of Assistant U.S. Assessor for this district. He married Miss Anna H. Mason, a native of Uniontown, Penn., May 20, 1857; they have four children---Mary E., George M., Alice B., Frank P. Mr. Whicher's father was known as Judge Whicher, one of the oldest and best known members of the bar. He died Feb. 13, 1856.
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