W. F. Brenton
W. F. Brenton, who was born in Charleston, Clark county, Indiana, in 1827, settled in Edna township, where he still resides, October 14th, 1854, and is the oldest settler of the township, now residing within its borders. Mr. Brenton's daughter Edna (now Mrs. Thos. Black) was named for Mrs. Edna Townsend, for whom Edna Township was named.
From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 20-21.