Among the prominent and substantial citizens of Victoria township, we will mention Martin Dressler, who was born in Pennsylvania, on the 11th of November, 1849. When about five years of age he moved with his parents to Indiana, setting(sic) in Elkhart county, and nine years later moved to Mahaska county, Iowa, where he was reared on a farm and received his education in the district school. He remained a resident of Mahaska county, engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1878, when he removed to Kansas, and took up a homestead in Graham county. Several years later he sold this claim and came to Cass county, Iowa, settling in Victoria township, in 1881, on section 15, where he now has an improved farm.
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. 583.