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HISTORY OF CASS COUNTY, IOWA

TOGETHER WITH SKETCHES OF ITS TOWNS, VILLAGES AND TOWNSHIPS, EDUCATIONAL, CIVIL, MILITARY AND POLITICAL HISTORY: PORTRAITS OF PROMINENT PERSONS, AND BIOGRAPHIES OF OLD SETTLERS AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS
Springfield, Ill: Continental Historical Company, 1884

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CHAPTER I
PAGE
INTRODUCTION231
 
CHAPTER II
 
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY233
 Sub-divisions234
CHAPTER III
 
THE ABORIGINES235
 
CHAPTER IV
 
EARLY SETTLEMENT240
 Mormons241
 Permanent Settlement244
 Early Voters254
 First Events255
 Relics of the Aborigines258
 Political Speeches260
 
CHAPTER V
 
PIONEER LIFE261
 
CHAPTER VI
 
REMINISCENCES, INCIDENTS, ETC.272
 By R. D. Geehon [McGeehon]274
 Story of Casper Schain278
 Belle Macomber279
 The Coffin Case280
 From an Old Settler's Diary280
 By Thomas Meredith282
 A Mysterious Murder290
 By H. A. Disbrow291
 By G. B. Olney295
 
CHAPTER VII
 
COUNTY GOVERNMENT297
 Board of Supervisors301
 
CHAPTER VIII
 
OTHER OFFICIAL MATTERS307
 Population307
 Civil Townships309
 Town Plats310
 Matrimonial311
 Financial317
 Stock319
 Registry of Deeds320
 
CHAPTER IX
 
POLITICAL341
 Registry of Deeds330
 
CHAPTER X
 
NATIONAL, STATE AND COUNTY REPRESENTATION341
 Congressional341
 County Judge350
 County Auditor352
 Recorder355
 Treasurer and Recorder356
 County Treasurer357
 County Recorder359
 Clerk of the Court360
 Sheriffs363
 County Surveyors369
 Coroner372
 Drainage Commissioner373
 
CHAPTER XI
 
CASS COUNTY COURTS373
 District Court374
 Circuit Court379
 County Court380
 
CHAPTER XII
 
THE BAR381
 Attorneys of Atlantic383
 Attorneys of Lewis390
 Bar of Anita390
 Bar of Griswold391
 
CHAPTER XIII
 
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION392
 Physicians of Lewis394
 Physicians of Atlantic397
 Physicians of Griswold404
 Physicians of Reno406
 Physicians of Anita406
 Marne Doctors408
 Wiota Doctors408
 Medical Association408
 
CHAPTER XIV
 
ECCLESIASTICAL409
 
CHAPTER XV
 
THE PRESS OF CASS COUNTY430
 Cass County Gazette433
 Atlantic Messenger438
 Atlantic Weekly Telegraph440
 Atlantic Daily Telegraph442
 Anita Times444
 Cass County Democrat445
 Daily Democrat446
 Anita Times447
 Cap Sheaf450
 The Northwestern Journal451
 Lewis Independent454
 Marne Message455
 People's Advocate456
 Sunday Morning Clipper457
 Anita Tribune458
 Griswold Advocate461
 
CHAPTER XVI
 
EDUCATIONAL462
 School Fund Commissioner471
 County Superintendent of Schools471
 
CHAPTER XVII
 
RAILROADS474
 
CHAPTER XVIII
 
THE WAR FOR THE UNION476
 Fourth Infantry481
 Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Infantry489
 Thirty-third Infantry489
 Thirty-ninth Infantry495
 Forty-sixth Infantry499
 First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth Cavalry499
 First Battery, Light Artillery499
 First Nebraska Cavalry499
 Roll of Honor499
 
CHAPTER XIX
 
CASS TOWNSHIP502
 Early Settlement503
 Organization526
 Iranistan526
 Indiantown528
 LEWIS529
   Business Interests533
   Societies544
   Postoffice547
   Municipal-Historic Crumbs548
   Educational549
 
CHAPTER XX
 
PYMOSA TOWNSHIP555
 Organic555
 Early Settlement558
 Educational574
 Postoffice576
 Historic576
 
CHAPTER XXI
 
VICTORIA TOWNSHIP578
 Early Settlement578
 Organic-Educational585
 Historic Events586
 
CHAPTER XXII
 
BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP587
 Early Settlement588
 Educational606
 Officers608
 MARNE608
   Hotels617
   Societies618
   Postoffice-Educational623
 
CHAPTER XXIII
 
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP624
 Early Settlement625
 Educational633
 Historic-Organic635
 
CHAPTER XXIV
 
BENTON TOWNSHIP636
 Early Settlement636
 Educational-Government651
 Cowboys652
 
CHAPTER XXV
 
NOBLE TOWNSHIP654
 Organization and Growth654
 Early Settlement655
 German Settlement664
 Educational680
 Postoffice-Officers682
 
CHAPTER XXVI
 
GRANT TOWNSHIP682
 Early Settlement683
 Organic and Educational693
 ANITA694
   Municipal695
   Business695
   Educational-Lodges707
 
CHAPTER XXVII
 
BEAR GROVE TOWNSHIP710
 Early Settlement710
 Organic731
 Postoffice-Educational732
 
CHAPTER XXVIII
 
UNION TOWNSHIP733
 Early Settlement734
 Educational747
 Organic748
 Historic749
 
CHAPTER XXIX
 
EDNA TOWNSHIP749
 Early Settlement750
 RENO760
 Edna Postoffice762
 Historic-Educational762
 
CHAPTER XXX
 
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP764
 Early Settlement764
 " A Thought " 771
 Historical Items772
 Organic776
 
CHAPTER XXXI
 
MASSENA TOWNSHIP776
 Early Settlement777
 Educational786
 Organic788
 
CHAPTER XXXII
 
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP788
 Early Settlement789
 Organization-Educational800
 First Items802
 WIOTA802
   Business Development803
   Postoffice-Society806
   Municipal-Coronet Band807
 
CHAPTER XXXIII
 
PLEASANT TOWNSHIP807
 Early Settlement808
 Historic820
 Educational820
 Religious821
 GRISWOLD821
   The Beginning822
   Business Development823
   Societies829
 
CHAPTER XXXIV
 
ATLANTIC TOWNSHIP831
 Early Settlement832
 Early Items and Incidents841
 Other Prominent Citizens842
 GROVE CITY850
   Business Interests-Postoffice851
   Educational-Hotel852
 ATLANTIC852
   The Beginning853
   Municipal855
   Business Development857
   Banks867
   Hotels881
   Water Works884
   Postoffice886
   Societies893
   Press893
   Fires899
   Presbyterian Church902
   Atlantic Schools, by R.H. FROST904
 

Transcribed by Brenda Magee, January 2010.

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