James Brinkerhoff, a native of Pennsylvania, settled on section 11 in the fall of 1854, coming from Ohio. He remained until the summer of 1861, when he removed to Colorado, and afterward died in that State. When a resident of this township, he had a family of five or six children, and was considered a kind and good neighbor and citizen.
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. 557.