Philip Dasher, owes his nativity to Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, having been born there on the second day of April, 1836, and is the son of John and Elizabeth Dasher. Philip came to the United States in 1854, and located in Pennsylvania about three months, when he moved to Warren county, Illinois, and began his early life in the agricultural pursuits. He remained in that county until 1870, when he came to Iowa, and located on section 15, Franklin township, Cass county, where he owns two hundred and forty acres of nicely cultivated land, and raises some of the finest stock in the county. Mr. Dasher was married in Warren county, Illinois, in October, 1866, to Anna Wisner, a native of Germany. Their union has been blessed with three children, whose names we learn are: George Philip, Anna M. and Harry. Mary K., died in 1874, aged two years. Mr. Dasher and family are prominent members of the Lutheran church.
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. 798.