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Liberty Township, Cherokee County, IA

Early settlers were Frank and John Gere in 1869 followed by E. Lierance, Jacob Hopkins, Dr. Scofield, A.C. Caswell, D.D. Searles, Ernest and Charles Drefke, William Schultz, Erick Oleson, E Enockson, Charles Hendry, John and Thomas Oswald, A.D. Reed and family, H.W. Earl, Henry Marston, William Beers, George and Davis Prunty and their father Elias, and Robert Miles.

First Events
House: built by the Gere brothers
Birth: Miss May E. Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Reed, May 2, 1872
Death, father of John and Frank Gere in June 1872
School: By Mrs. John Gere winter of 1871-72
School building: built in 1872. Taught by Miss Jennie Robie.
Marriage: E.A. Caswell to Mrs. Lucy Maddock in May 1872
Sunday school: 1873
First organized religion: Methodist in 1874
Election: 1870

Presbyterian organized in 1882
Swedish Baptist Church organized in September 1869
German Lutheran Church organized in autumn 1888


Liberty Township Cemetery

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

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