Jeremiah Balding, Charles McGee and Philip Berg all came in 1855, the last named residing for many years on section 12. Although Mr. Balding entered land on sections 2 and 10, he resided in Grove City; but after his death, in 1876, his widow lived on one of his farms in the latter section. Much of the twenty-one years during which he held property in Grove township Mr. Balding spent in Illinois and California, passing the first two, and the last four years in Cass county.
From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pg. 222.