Wm. Fansler, in 1854, lived on the land whereon L. C. Sanborn's residence in Atlantic stands, and had a cabin in that grove. The land then belonged to Capt. Thomas B. Johnson.
From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 22.