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SpringTownship, Cherokee County, IA

Was originally a part of Cherokee township but was re-organized separately in 1868. Early settlers were Dr. Edward W. Parker in 1866; D.T. Gearhart, W.M. and W.W. Morse, and William Croaks in 1867; Mr. Stevenson and sons and W.M. Snell, 1869.

First Events
Birth: Bertha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Parker, June 17, 1870
School: held at the residence of Dr. Parker by Mrs. Parker in 1869
School building: 1871
Residence: a log house built by Dr. Parker in 1866
Religious services: Methodist Episcopal in the school house in 1871
Fatal accident: Benjamin Myers, 19, shot himself by accident in the autumn of 1888. His arm was amputated and as a result, he died twelve hours later.

Churches
Grace Baptist: combined in Spring and Afton townships, organized June 1887.

Cemeteries

Spring Cemetery
Spring Township Pioneer Cemetery


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

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