Jefferson Goodale made a settlement upon the southwest quarter of section 1, in Pymosa township, in July 1853, where he lived until October, 1882, when having attained more years than the "three score years and ten" allotted man, he was called on by the grim King of Terrors to cross the dark river, and these summons he obeyed, as all things finite must. Hannah A., a daughter of his, the wife of H. C. Johnson is a resident of Atlantic. Mr. Goodale came here from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he had lived for many years.
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. 248-249.