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Cedar Township, Cherokee County, IA

Early settlers were Andrew Rasmus, G. Braash, man and sons named Gilbert, A. McKiney, William Durham, M. McKowan, James Henderson and his son James Henderson, D. R. Stanford, Joseph Grundy, N. S. Warren, Aaron Salsberry, C.L. Caster, Richard Gilbert, Patrick Kelly, R.W. Luther, Henry Jackson, Noah Batterson, N.W. Nelson, Joseph Partlow, William Case, Samuel Scott, Thomas J. McEwen, James Montgomery, Dr. Bundy, R. Neadham, John Sponton, Phil. H. Weintz, L.S. Stanford, George Hilton, Thomas, Lot and Adam Grundy, Joseph Clinton, William Gilbert, Carl Gerlach, McLain, James Hicks, Mr. Shipley, Charles Foster, Mr. Fredon, A. Johnson and T.J. Lewis.

First Events
School: 1870
Grain elevator: 1887 by Thomas Caswell
Grocer: F.M. Ogle
General Stock of Goods: Eddy Brothers, April 1888
Hardware: O.W. Blanchard
Agricultural Goods and Hotel: Wiliam Gifford
Blacksmith: William Dowd, 1887
Meat Marker: William Dowd, 1889
Post Office: Established on December 23, 1887. First postmaster was William Jordan

East Cedar Presbyterian Church built in 1879
Methodist Episcopal Society reorganized from an earlier society in 1888

Cedar Cemetery

SOURCE:  Biographical History of Cherokee County. W. S. Dunbar & Co., 1889.

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