J. M. Baxter
J. M. Baxter, who has a farm of about 1400 acres, is a native of Vermont, and came to Cass county, a poor man, in 1857, settling first near the edge of Pottawattamie. He came from Lee county, Iowa, from whence came Oliver Mills, John Keyes, and numerous others. Henry Wissler, came with Mr. Mills, the same year.
From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 38.