|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.
Settler: J.W. Tilden
Death: the wife of Mr. Clifford in 1872
School-house: built in 1871 and was taught by Miss Martha
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.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
SOURCE: Biographical History of Cherokee County. W. S. Dunbar & Co., 1889.
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