|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.
Birth: Bertha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Parker,
June 17, 1870
School: held at the residence of Dr. Parker by Mrs. Parker
School building: 1871
Residence: a log house built by Dr. Parker in 1866
Religious services: Methodist Episcopal in the school house
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.
Grace Baptist: combined in Spring and Afton townships,
organized June 1887.
Spring Township Pioneer Cemetery
SOURCE: Biographical History of Cherokee County. W. S. Dunbar & Co., 1889.
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