EDWARD T. NEER, PLEASANT TOWNSHIP
An Illinoisan by birth, Mr. Neer has been a resident of Cass county for twenty years, and is connected, both by blood and marriage, with two of the pioneer and prominent families of this section of the State. He was born in Douglas county, May 25, 1866, the son of John and Rebecca (Mapes) Neer; both also natives of Illinois, and now dead.
Edward T. Neer passed the years of his boyhood and late youth in Illinois and Indiana. In 1886 he became a resident of Cass county, and has lived here since, with the exception of three years spent in Warren county, this State, and Chicago, Ill.
In 1887 our subject was united in marriage to Flora F. Miller, daughter of Daniel A. and Mary (Wakefield) Miller, her father being an old citizen and a respected, retired farmer of Pleasant township, now a resident of Atlantic. Nine children have been born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Neer, viz.: Mabel, Beth, William, Edna, Ethel, Alice, Ruth, Verna and Irene. Mr. Neer has never sought public office, or political honors of any kind. In the fraternal ranks, he is a Mason, and in religion, a Presbyterian.
From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pg. 451.