Andrew Gardner, is a native of Green county, New York, and was born on the 27th of March, 1841. When twelve years of age, his parents removed to Waupacca county, Wisconsin, and there Andrew received his education. He came to this county in March, 1881, and bought a farm on section 9, Atlantic township, where he now owns one hundred and twenty acres of good, cultivated land, and raises some of the finest cattle and hogs in the county, and has several fine Norman horses, which are of great value. His father was a Presbyterian minister in his younger days, but in his declining years he resides with his son Andrew. The latter was united in marriage, in 1869, with Ann E. Rice, a native of New York. Their marriage has been blessed with four children--Alfred R., Erwin B., Leonard B. and James Willard.
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. 850.