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The next settlement was that made by Jacob Gant, in 1860, who purchased the property owned by Jacob Wogan. He was born in Koss county, Ohio, February 10, 1821, and married February 4, 1848, to Eunice Carley, daughter of Bartholomew and Sarah (Dolph) Carley, in Kalamazoo county, Michigan. They had seven children--George W., Sarah E., James O., Philanda L., Clara C., Lura A., Ella M. He died in November, 1873, on the homestead, on section 5, where he first settled. Mrs. Gant and family still reside on the place.

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. 765.

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