20 May 1830–8 April 1911 (Age 80)
County Cork, Ireland
When John Irwin Ker was born on 20 May 1830, in County Cork, Ireland, his father, John Ker, was 21 and his mother, Nora Irwin, was 22. He married Lorena Phelps on 31 December 1853, in Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in O'Brien, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Baker Township, O'Brien, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 8 April 1911, in Paullina, O'Brien, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Paullina, O'Brien, Iowa, United States.
Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.