Daniel Bryan made a settlement during the summer of 1855, on a portion of section 19. He was a native of Pennsylvania, but came to Iowa from Ohio. He was a good mechanic and carpenter and worked in all parts of the county. He had a large family by his first wife, which he raised to years of maturity. He enlisted in company I, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry, in 1862, but was discharged before his term of service had expired, on account of disability. He returned to this township and took up the business of life. Some years ago he had the misfortune to lose his wife, and in due time was united in marriage with Eliza Wilson, of Edna township. In 1880 or 1881, he lost all his property, and left this county, going to Kansas. From there he came back to this State, locating in Woodbury county, where he died in 1882.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex 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. 791.