Was organized in 1870. Early settlers included "Doc"
Simmons, E.B. Bailey, John Potter, Albert Lane, Anson
Spencer and R.C. Hawn, Joseph Rankin, Joseph Rankin Jr.,
an un-named son-in-law of Joseph Rankin, Ed Bickford,
Elisha Gleason, George Stephenson, and Thomas H. Hardin.
|SilverTownship, Cherokee County, IA
Residence: "Doc" Simmons; built from logs
School: Miss Martha Rogers, 1870
Birth: Mary A. Unger, August 2, 1869
Marriage: Joseph Dile and Miss Mary Lathrop
Religious services: Wesleyan Methodist in 1873
Water-run mill: owned by Henry Wise
Fatalities: an old lady with dementia wandered away from her
home in a spring snow storm in 1870 and froze to death and
a Bohemian working was killed by a falling building during
a windstorm in 1885.
Cemetery: established in 1872
Methodist Episcopal established in 1881
SOURCE: Biographical History of Cherokee County. W. S. Dunbar & Co., 1889.
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