|Diamond Township, Cherokee County, IA
Earliest settlers were John and Joseph Dowding. They were
followed by the Jennis family. By August 1870, Hiram Lord
and family arrived from Michigan.
Birth and Death: a son born to John H. Johnson in the fall of
1870. He lived only a month.
Marriage: John H. Dowding in the autumn of 1870
Schoolhouse: a frame-house built in 1873. Teacher was Miss
Methodist Episcopal Church organized in 1880
SOURCE: Biographical History of Cherokee County. W. S. Dunbar & Co., 1889.
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