During the year of 1855, Joseph Doner, a Canadian Frenchman, came from Indiana and settled upon section 12. He remained here until his death, which occurred in January, 1864. his widowed wife now lives in Atlantic. One of his daughters also resides in that place, and is the wife of George Conrad, who is one of the pioneers of Cass county. Some of the family still reside in this township (Pymosa).
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. 559.