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John Peltzer, John H. Ackerman, Ernest Dolch and George Gerlach also came in 1870.

John H. Ackerman settled in Cass county, in 1869, locating then near Atlantic where he lived two years. he then, in company with his brother, William Ackerman, bought land on section 9, on which they erected a frame house. They divided this land in 1878, and John H. now has one hundred and thirty acres, all improved. He was born in 'Germany, April 28, 1852, and came to America when sixteen years of age. He located in La Salle county, Illinois, where he remained until he came to Cass. He was married in 1879, to Sophia Westerwald. They have three children -- Clara, Elizabeth and Anna.

Transcribed by Gloria Goltiani from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 670, 673.

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