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Tilden Township, Cherokee County, IA

It was organized in 1870 and was originally a part of Pilot township. Early settlers were J.W. Tidlen, Clark West, John Baker, R.E. Duncan, Mr. Clifford, Bishop Brayton, Joseph Coe, H.S. Briggs, Samuel McWilliams, W.E. Simons, and R.H. Peavy.

First Events
Settler: J.W. Tilden
Death: the wife of Mr. Clifford in 1872 School-house: built in 1871 and was taught by Miss Martha Goodrich
Religious services: Methodist in 1872 or 1873
Post office: 1887 with Matt Gerten as the postmaster
Fatality: during the windstorm of 1881, the wife of Charles Krelow was killed when the house was torn apart.

Cemeteries

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Trinity Cemetery



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

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