Jonathan Decker came in the spring of 1855, and settled on section 1, where he built a cabin for a shelter for his family, and set about improving a farm of one hundred and twenty acres. He was a native of Ohio, and had lived in that State until coming here. He remained here until about the year 1866, when he removed to Audubon county. He afterward removed with his family to Nebraska, where he now resides.
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, pp. 637.