H. W. Bales and family
H. W. Bales, and family, who reside on Indian Creek settled in the county in June 1853. Mr. Bales is a son of Rev. Bowater Bales, (now of California) who was the pioneer preacher and pioneer Free Mason of the county. A. C. Bales and other sons of H. W. Bales still reside in the county. They all came from Indiana.
From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 10.