Wm. J. Strain
Wm. J. Strain entered his farm on Indian creek in August, 1856. He informs us that at that time there was but one house between his farm and Lewis, and that was John A. Spoor's; but one house in Lewis, and that was Lawyer Tucker's; that the post office was still at Iranistan, and that between Lewis and the present site of Atlantic there were three cabins. Mr. Strain is fifty-eight years old, and a native of Highland county, Ohio.
From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 59.