As early as 1871, settlements were made by R. Bell, J.G. Sholes, Joshua Devore, H.P. Sweet, Lemuel Jones, A.L. Beadle and J.A. Hill.
Robert Bell was a native of Scotland, and settled on the northwest part of section 25, where he remained until his death.
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. 579.