William Cadwell, Samuel Peters and Caleb Brown, three carpenters, came to Iranistan in 1852 or 3, and are believed to be the first of that trade in the county. Peters and Brown were both violinists and furnished the music upon all festive occasions.
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. 527.