SAMUEL E. BAUGHMAN, PLEASANT TOWNSHIP.
This well known, prosperous and respected farmer is a native of the township named above, and the son of William and Johanna B. (Schwartz) Baughman. They were natives of Pennsylvania, as were his grandparents, Jacob and Margaret (Cort) Baughman. William Baughman was educated in the common schools of the Keystone State, was married in 1854, and during his entire residence in Pennsylvania appplied himself to farming pursuits. In the fall of 1855, with his wife, he started west by way of Pittsburg, traveling thence to Keokuk by boat, and overland to this county. In the succeeding years his reputation for broad and practical ability became so well established, that in 1881 he was elected to represent Cass county in the General Assembly of the State, and served with credit for two years.
Samuel E.Baughman was born in Pleasant township, on the 12th of August, 1864, and has resided there as a progressive farmer and citizen all his life. In 1896 he was married to Leota Proctor, a daughter of Edward Proctor. They have three children, all daughters -- Lucille, Irene and Leone. The family are members of the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches. Although Mr. Baughman has devoted his time mostly in family responsibilities and the careful management of his fine 240-acre farm, he has served as township clerk and evinced the proper interest of an old and faithful citizen in the conduct of local public affairs.
From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pg. 258-259.