Albert and A. M. Wakefield, unrelated, became settlers in 1853. Albert Wakefield was a Maine school teacher who had come West, and after teaching a few years in Iowa bought 600 acres of land in sections 13 and 24, which he sold to twenty-five persons, and a couple of years afterward built a saw-mill on Turkey creek. He had an interest in the business for ten years, and then, after teaching in Missouri and Kansas, returned to Cass county and purchased the site of Grove City, which had been deserted. There he established a fine farm, an extensive orchard and a productive vineyard, his homestead covering about eighty acres. Mr. Wakefield was a leading public character, serving as county clerk and county surveyor, for several terms, and as township treasurer for fourteen consecutive terms.
From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pp. 221.