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Benham's Hotel
Broom Factory
Cascade Academy
Cascade Fair 1892 - 1902
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Ice Jam 1922
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Benham's Hotel Destroyed

From The Dubuque Daily Tribune - August 15, 1874

Dr. Benham's Hotel in Cascade was burned to the ground yesterday morning, about five o'clock. When first discovered the flames had got such headway that they could not be checked. The building was a large frame. Was partly insured in the American Insurance Company but the loss will be heavy on the doctor and the town. Most of the furniture was saved. The fire was supposed to have caught from a defective flue.

Broom Factory

From the Dubuque Daily Times - September 22, 1869

J. M. King will soon set in operation a broom factory; this will be a novelty, as this is something new and we hope will break the ice for something else.

Cascade Academy

Copied from the March 12, 1925 Cascade Pioneer


J. W. Beatty, of Cedar Rapids, Writes Interesting Letter About the Pioneer School.

The publication of the picture and story of The Cascade Academy has proved a very interesting matter with many of the old time residents of Cascade and we are pleased to publish the following from our old friend, J.W.Beatty of Cedar Rapids;

"The picture and story of the Cascade Academy struck me forcibly. As I attended the grand opening of the school naturally many interesting things came rushing into my mind.

A large part of the cost of construction of the building was raised by popular subscription. There was no taxation. I do know that my father had $50 in stock, and he borrowed the money at a high rate of interest and it took him a long time to cancel the debt.

Prof. Wilson and wife were the instructors at the first opening. Mrs. Wilson was my teacher. Then followed Profs. Nolan, Gage and von Coelin as teachers. The latter was highly educated. At the beginning of the war he entered the government employ to round up deserters.

After von Coelin came Mr. Gilson, then Mr. May and after him came Meck Wilde, who was in some way related to the Taylor family. This was my last enrollment in the school.

Mr. Gilson gave some very fine talks and many of his thoughts still live with me. I recall the Boltons, the Hoopes, the Benhams, Trumbulls, Bucknams, Sam Bates, Cheney Thomas, Dawsons, Prices, Chases and others. J. F. Fagan was a leader among sports, which consisted of hop-step-jump, crack-the-whip, three-old-cat, long-town and rotation.

I am glad you opened this historical matter as there may be yet something of interest to posterity. I have some honor marks, gained at The Academy, which I highly prize."

J. W. Beatty

Carl W. von Coelin, to whom Mr. Beatty refers, one of the early teachers in The Academy, was Superintendent of Public Instruction of Iowa from 1876 to 1882.

Cascade Fair 1892 - 1902

Copied from the Cascade Pioneer - Advertiser September 1, 1949


Leaden skies dripped steady patter of rain. The ebullience of the precipation marked a thinning movement among late evening uptowners. An occasional car or truck sent sprays of water spraying sideways along the shining along the pavement top of National Street. Here and there, among the business sector of Cascade, a light cast beams atop the rain coated thoroughfare. In one of the buildings a cluster of men gazed aimlessly into the night, occasionally drifts of conversation floating outside as latecomers entered or homeward bound citizens lifted their collars and exited for home.

Talk, wandering from subject to subject, topic to topic, touched the fairs and celebrations, being in the short offing. One remark, posed in the form of a question, lingered a moment, and then caught fire. "Cascade used to have a fair years ago, didn't she!" Soon one of the elderly members of the group caught the conversational rostrum with his "Indeed yes, the best in Iowa."

That was back in 1891 to 1902, inclusive. The Dubuque County fairgrounds was built at Cascade, following months of planning and work by the energetic and public spirited citizens of the community.

At the time proceedings were instituted, attempts to stage the county event at Dubuque failed, due primarily, according to statements published in the Pioneer because the industrial motif had been met coldly by the farmers of the county.

Cascade was a beehive, 1890 and early part of 1891.Culmination of organization plans occurred June 19, 1891, when articles of incorporation of the Cascade Driving Park and Fairgrounds Association were published. The articles listed the following to the board of directors: T. H. McQuillen, I. W. Baldwin, M. F. Barrett, James McCue, Austin McNally, Daniel Seery, Joseph E. Kennedy, Wm. H. Rogers, H. L. Dehner, James A. Hayes, D. M. Finley, James P. Lane, John C. Kean, John McQuillen, and John Reddin.

It wasn't easy starting the machinery in motion. Patient hard work was necessary ere the board could assure the county there would be a fair that year. A definite announcement to that effect was publicly made July 17th and the further duties of the huge undertaking were launched.

M. F. Barrett was given the task of making preparations of the land which consisted of 40 acres adjacent to the Maquoketa river, now part of the Louis Fangman farm just northeast of Cascade.

Mr. Barrett and crew of laborers, with the assistance of farmers and townsfolk set to work. Fifty horse stables, a number of cattle barns, a half mile race track, a new art hall and other buildings had to be planned and constructed. The cooperative labors paid dividends. A month before the new fair was to be held, it was announced that the grounds and buildings would be completed in plenty of time.

Meanwhile the fair board set to work selecting a slate of officers, naming the dates for the fair, and transacting plans to finance the project.

Officers guiding the inaugural event were as follows: T. H. McQuillen, President; H. L. Dehner, Vice-president; John Reddin, Treasurer; James P. Lane, Secretary, N. J. Leytem, Marshal.

The board then moved into action toward setting the date for the first fair. They agreed on a five-day program, September 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11,1891. In the busy weeks following department chiefs had to be named, township directors appointed, arrangements made to care for the exhibits and innumerable other details that popped up as other factors were being settled.

Superintendents of the various classes were:

Horses, Class A - R. B. Croston
Cattle, Class B - John S. Beatty
Sheep, Class C - A. Fairburn
Swine, Class D - Peter Sauser
Poultry, Class E - Andrew Pedersen
Farm & Garden, Class F - N. M. Shaffer & T. C. Dowling
Flowers, Class G - J. E. Brady
Household Manufacture, Class H - Mrs. J. McCue & Mrs. H. L. Dehner
Fancy Work, Class I - Mrs. N. J. Leytem & Miss Alice Kean
Paintings and Photographs, Class J - Mrs. I. W. Baldwin & Miss C. Caudy
Dairy, Class K - Charles L. Kay
Kitchen & Pantry, Class L - Mrs. M. F. Barrett & Mrs. John Taylor
Children's Work, Class M - Mrs. Joe Faber & Miss Mamie Devlin
Farm Implements, Wagons and Carriages, Class N - David H. Armstrong & Pat Breen
Musical Instruments, Class O - Mrs. C. H. Macomber
Merchantile Exhibits, Class P - W. W. Hamilton


Day of days dawned. Hush of expectancy and some little worry hovered about the fair board and friends. How would the turnout be; the success; the reaction.

The Pioneer of Friday, Sept.11, 1891, practically ran out of adjectives suitable to the five days of triumph registered. "Fine", "Excellent", "Dandy", "wonderful" and many many others were inserted many times into the description. The crowds that jammed the park numbered into the thousands; the exhibits were many and top quality; the races and baseball games popularly received. The horse races were the king of fair sports, if one were to judge by the length of the writeups.

From the issue of the 11th a few of the exhibits shown are reprinted:


Joseph Dehner showed a fine bull.
C. H. Huntington displayed a Jersey bull.
W. H. Rogers had horses and cattle that drew much attention.
Geo. Pitman displayed a treadpower.
H. H. Heitchew, buggies and two-seated rigs
Nick Kurt, an Eclipse grain and seed separator and grader.
Austin McNally had a creditable display of stoves and hardware.
C. A. Livermore & Co., druggists, had an elegant display of goods in their line.
J. P. Lane, Clothier, a fine display of clothing.
McQullien, Weber & Co., Druggists, handsome exhibit of goods.
Mrs. James McCue's fuchsia was much admired.
D. Fred Kurt's splendid herd of Red Polled cattle attracted much attention.
A. P. Hami's Chester Whites were the admiration of everyone.
Artist Streuser, a fine exhibit of photographs, crayons and paintings.
John Phillips, Bernard, exhibited his stallion,Jean Bart.
M. J. Delany, Monticello, exhibited a fine horse.
A. Sutherland, Scotch Grove,had a splendid mare on show.
F. Curran, Garry Owen,had some fine horses.
James S. O'Brien, Peosta, had a fine horse on exhibit.
James McLaughlin, Jr., exhibited fine horses.
A. Eggers and Noel Brazelton, Monticello, displayed some horses that merited much comment.
Milne Bros., Shetland ponies were greatly admired.
Devlin Bros. displayed beautiful harness and horse jewelry.
James Armstrong showed various lines of machinery and in the art hall fine organs and sewing machines.
Ezekiel Moore as usual exhibited a fine herd of Poland China hogs.
Martin Gollobitz, merchant tailor and clothier, had a fine display of cloth suitings.
M. Grace, Prairie Creek, sent part of his splendid stud of imported horses, including a beautiful driver and a thoroughbred colt.


In the racing program, two appeared to be accepted in the van of attractions: These included the 3-minute class, won by MacBeth, in the five heats. MacBeth was owned by Babcock and Tiffin of Dubuque. After taking second in the first two heats, the "Canny Scot" stretched out to take first in the three succeeding heats.


Baseball, too was a special feature of the fair. On Thursday, Cascade defeated Monticello 17 to 8; On Friday the score read, Cascade 16, Monticello 12.


An eight-foot fence was built around the fair grounds. the enclosure, which had been cared for painstakingly, housed some of the finest buildings and entertainment outlay that was possible in that time.

Of the buildings, the new art hall commanded special comment from fair goers and from visiting dignitaries. It was described as approximately 30 X 100 feet, with exhibit space for hundreds of varied items.

The race track was dirt foundation. It was banked on the curves with side supports to hold the track shape, and yet clear the hubs of the high wheeled vehicles which served as racing sulkies. The track was laid out one half mile in oval shape, and saw in 1891 and succeeding years many fast races and top animals on the course.

Two pumps were put in operation, according to word from those who remember the topography and equipment of the grounds. One pump was used by the fair goers; the other to supply water for a tank to be piped to the animals. Pipe lines were installed from the tank to convey the fluid to the barns and pens.

Perhaps fair goers today think a lot more of evening performances than they do of the daytime events. The oldtimers recall that at the Cascade Fair, the programs embraced only daytime activities. Reasons for this were several fold; For one thing there was no electricity available; then with the conditions of the dirt roads, farmers, who were the large patronizers of the fair left early to reach home; the transportation again was by horse drawn vehicles or on foot.

The crowds would start gathering in large numbers by eight o'clock in the morning and by ten o'clock the greatest percentage would be present.

One telephone was privately built by John Weber, one of the judges, and was the only direct line of communication to the park, we are informed.


There are many stories, facts and anecdotes about the twelve year county fairs. Some of these will be narrated in early issues and others will possibly be told to us for publication.

In later years of the Dubuque County celebration, the weather held out ominously, cutting down the sizes of the crowd. It was with this turn in conditions that the board decided after 1902 to cancel further events.

In 1903 a Merchants Industrial Carnival was staged with reported good success. On September 28, 1904, the grounds and effects were sold at auction, prices of which were said to be very good.

The group of men who filed from the business establishment in Cascade that rainy evening in 1949 were quiet and thoughtful. Their unspoken admiration for the men who had pioneered the fair here at own expense and initiative, was mirrored in their expressions. Those must have been stirring days!

Copied from the Cascade Pioneer - Sept. 8, 1949


There is, or should be an adage that success once achieved, deserves another try. Heartily encouraged by the response and returns of the first Dubuque County Fair, the year before (1891) the Cascade Driving Park and Fair Grounds Association began to lay plans for the 1892 event.

Having secured valuable information from the experience gained the season before, the board announced plans to enlarge festivities, premiums and expand into other activities.

The board decided to hold the event five days, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 12 - 16.

Special excursion trains on the Narrow Gauge were arranged with return trips being planned daily to points along the line. Dan Seery was busily prepared in building a large bowery for dancing at the fair. Other dances had been arranged in downtown buildings, one at Crawford's Hall, the other at the Moore Hall. At Crawford's the music was to be provided by the Italian band; at Moore's, music by Becker's.

Another treat extended to the children. Announcement was given that on Tuesday afternoon a special Children's Day was to be held. On that day, all children, whether their schools were open or not, were to be admitted free. All youngsters were to meet on National Street at 1:00 O'clock and march in procession to the fair grounds. The Hopkinton Band was to lead the parade. The band had just purchased new uniforms for the occasion.

An interesting sidelight to the proceedings was the matter of squelching a "false rumor" - via publication in the Pioneer. The rumor had an increase in admission would be in vogue. Prices, however, according to the paper would be single tickets admitting one person, 25 cents; children under 11, 15 cents; horse, wagon or buggy and driver, 40 cents; two horses, wagon and driver, 50 cents.

The officers of the fair were; H. L. Dehner, President; Austin McNally, Vice-president; John Reddin, Treasurer; James P. Lane, Secretary; N. J. Leytem, Marshall. Local Directors were; M. F. Barrett, H. L. Dehner, James A. Hayes, John C. Kean, John McQuillen, T. H. McQuillen, Wm. H. Rogers, I. W. Baldwin, D. M. Finley, J. E. Kennedy, J. P. Lane, A. McNally, James McCue, John Reddin and Dan Seery.


Mathias Faber - Cascade; Michael Grace - Prairie Creek; John McNamara - Mosalem; James S. O'Brien - Vernon; Barney McKeever - Dodge; Thomas Dunn - Iowa; Dr. W. C. Stewart - Dubuque; James Schuelier - Peru; Martin Sweeny - Concord; Shelt Hickman - Richland; Joseph Burke - Butler- Robert Clarke - Scotch Grove; B. W. Keene - Brandon; Fred Kurt - Whitewater; J. M. Higgins - Washington; William Dodd - Table Mound; John Foell - Taylor; Richard Barry - New Wine; George Schmidt - Center; C. E. Wales - Julien; P. Stillmunkes - Jefferson; M. F. McCullough - Liberty; J. E. Finnegan - Washington; John Dennison - Clay; William Overing - South Fork; Chris Hickson - Otter Creek.

The account the week after the fair opened with the following; "The fair opened auspiciously with a large number of exhibits in the various departments of the art hall, which was crammed to capacity with exhibits. The display of fine embroideries by the ladies was beautiful. Exhibits in the art department were superb. Household department was much superior in every phase over last year. Display of products of the farm was unusually large, and considering the season was as fine as seen anywhere.

CATTLE - The exhibition of stock was fine and as follows; W. S. Niles, of Wyoming, showed his splendid herd of Black Polled Aberdeen Angus, every one of them fine animals. W. W. Calkins, of Monticello, exhibited five head of Jersey cattle. Fred Kurt, of Cascade, entered his herd of handsome Red Polled cattle, seven in all. Wm. Fairburn, of Cascade, showed a fine bred Short Horn bull. Joseph Dehner, of Walnut Lawn farm, exhibited eight head of Short Horn cattle. Maire Brothers, of Washington Township, Jones County, exhibited a Short Horn bull, three cows and two graded heifers. Dickson Beatty showed a Short Horn bull. L. P. Freeman exhibited a Short Horn bull. C. H. Huntington exhibited his splendid Jerseys.

SHEEP - Richard Dawson showed a flock of Cotswold sheep. Wm. Fairburn, of Cascade, showed five head of Cotswold sheep. Welsh Brothers, of Prairie Creek, exhibited three Shropshire bucks, seven ewes and a lamb. George Rogers, of Butterfield, exhibited a Cotswold buck and five ewes.

HORSES - John Skelly, of Monticello, showed three brood mares, a two year old filly and spring colt. Fred Kurt, of Cascade, showed two brood mares and two colts. Geo. Rogers, of Butterfield, showed a brood mare and colt and a roadster. M. F. Flannegan, of Temple Hill, mare and colt. Robert Kean, of Cascade, five head; four mares and a gelding. Craig Brothers, of Bowen's Prairie, showed a fine gelding. Wm. Featherston, of Cascade, mare and colt. S. A. Dutcher, of Farley, a mare and dandy colt in the roadster class.

STALLIONS - J. C. Kean, of Cascade, the stallions Roscoe, Mackay and Belted Chief. Sam Patterson, of Cascade, the stallion Young Morgan. Geo. Leonard, of Temple Hill, the stallion New York. William Fairburn, of Cascade, the stallion Boniface. M. F. Barrett, of Cascade, the stallion Tritama. James A. Hayes, of Cascade, Mambrino Hart.

MISCELLANEOUS - Huntington & Son made a fine display of vehicles, to-wit; Three top buggies, three two seaters, two carts, road wagon, two lumber wagons, two plows and a hay loader. The buggies were of elegant workmanship and they took several orders of buggies and two seated rigs. Frank Duggan of Dubuque Buggy Top Company displayed some of their fine work under Huntington & Son's tent. Devlin Bros. made a fine display of harness, lap robes, fur robes, etc. McQuillen, Weber & Co. made a fine display of drug store goods. S. B. Beatty exhibited some elegant sets of furniture.

Copied from Cascade Pioneer - Sept. 15, 1949


Last week the Pioneer covered quite extensively the Dubuque County Fair, 1892 but lacked sufficient space to publish the races and some of the other data. This week we give a resume of the fair of that year.

James Armstrong & Son, of Dyersville, exhibited an elegant piano, two organs and the Davis sewing machine. The exhibition of other products of the farm and garden were splendid. There were five entries of oats, two of rye, seven of spring and fall wheat, thirty-one of corn, four of buckwheat, eight of popcorn, two of clover, four of timothy.

TROTTING HORSES - The following field of horses were present to contend for the Driving Park Association's purses; Bromo, Star Brashaw, Choice Boy, Genevive, Brown Dick, Wimble Dick, James S Seber, Mary Bell, Amateur, Juliet, Lady Grace, Dandy Boy, Alice C., St. Cloud, Jr., Capt. Bowman, Star Gazer, Billy Wormood, Brighton, Dick C., Olive, Dan Wilkins, Jo Green, Molly Baker, Billy W., Jennie Eastman, Buzzier. RUNNERS - Gyp LaGrippe, Willie Bernett, Little Tom, Sis National, Miss McMahon, Grey Fox, Little Eil.


Farm and Garden Products - G. A. Banton, S. Ensign,J. E. Kennedy.
Poultry - T. M. Parrott, N. Shaffer, J. F. Anson.
Kitchen - Mrs. Wm. Storing, Lizie Ambuehl, Mrs. Geo. Ambuehl.
Floral Exhibits- Thos. Bell, Mrs. Ed Kearney, Mrs, Robinson.
Fancy Work - Lou Banton, Mamie Mullen, Miss McGee.
Art - Mrs. Ada Langworthy Collier, Mrs. Maria Jones Hay, Mrs. Dora Warren.
Household Manufacture - Mrs. Sam Ganfield, Mrs. Mullady, Mrs. James Phillips, of Dubuque.
Children's Work - Miss McGargill, Mrs. James Fagan, Fannie Gosden
Sewing Machines and Musical Instruments - Mrs. Adam Jaeger, Mrs. Horny, Fred Baker.
Stock-Class A. Division No.1 and 2 - D. W. Russell, Patrick John Babcock
Class A. Division No. 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 - R. C. Clark, R. McNally, and T. J. Finn.
Class A. Division 8- W. D. Cottrell, S. A. Dutcher, J. F. Martin


Wednesday was the first racing day and the weather was raw and chilly, however the amusement furnished was not displeasing. The first shot was the three minute class. Summary; (Purse $100) Choice Boy, A. L. Dreibelbis, of Scotch Grove, 2, 3, 2- Brown Dick, Al Kiburz, Monticello, 1,1,1- Star Gazer, J. A. Seeber, Clinton, 3, 2, 3 Time 2:50, 2:47, 2:45. For Two Year Olds - Olive, E. W. Gawley, Anamosa, 2, 1, 1: May Bell, 1, 2, 2 - Dan Wilkins, Dan E. Pond, Monticello, 3, 3, 3. Tomes 3:09, 3:07, 3:03.

HALF MILE RUNNING RACE - Gypsy LaGrippe, William Hawley, Manning, Iowa 2, 3; Nellie V., J. B. Howard, Pella, Iowa 3, 2; Miss McMahon, John Finn, Peosta 5, 4; Willie Bernett, C. Mersimer, Maquoketa 4, 5; Little Ell, Frank Halley, Manning, 1, 1 Time:51,:51.

Old Fair Grounds

September 1, 1949 Cascade Pioneer.

An eight-foot fence was built around the fair grounds. The enclosure, which had been cared for painstakingly, housed some of the finest buildings and entertainment outlay that was possible in that time. Of the buildings, the new art hall commanded special comment from fair goers and visiting dignitaries. It was described as approximately 30 X 100 feet, with exhibition space for hundreds of varied items. A special elevation was constructed to serve as a directors' room, and a further elevation handled nrrds of a band stand. The race track was dirt foundation. It was banked on the curves with side supports to hold the track shape and yet clear the hubs of the high-wheeled vehicles which served as racing sulkies.The track was laid out one-half mile in oval shape, and saw in 1891 and succeeding years many fast races and top animals on the course. Two pumps were put into operation, according to word from those who remember the topography and equipment of the grounds. One pump was used by fairgoers; the other to supply water for a tank to be piped to the animals.

Let There Be Light

March 29, 1895 - Cascade Pioneer

Thanks to several enterprising gentlemen Cascade will probably in a very short time be relieved of the gloominess that steals upon her 'o nights, for the Cascade Light and Power Company has filed articles of Incorporation with County Recorder Kearnes. The incorporators are James A. Hayes, H. L. Dehner, D. M. Finley, L. P. Freeman, and J. W. Beatty. The Company was organized last Saturday, and the following officers were elected: President - D. M. Finley; Vice President - L. P. Freeman; Secretary - H. L. Dehner; Treasurer - J. W. Beatty.

The capital stock is $7,000 with shares at $100. The capital stock can be increased to $15,000 by a vote of the directors. The plant will be one of modern design, and will furnish electricity for lighting, heating and power.

The streets will be lighted with several arc lights and thirty incandescents. There is a feeling of interest in the enterprise, and nearly every store and business house will be lighted. Preliminary operation will be commenced at once and the work pushed to its completion.

July 26, 1895 - Electric lights turned on.


From The Cascade Pioneer - July 14,1881

Probably no enterprise in the country benefits the farmer to the same extent as the establishing of creameries in almost every neighborhood in Iowa. The farmers in the vicinity of Cascade and Spring Valley are fortunate in having first-class establishments where they can dispose of the products of the dairy. The chain of Oneida creameries and cheese factories at Cascade, Spring Valley and Bowens Prairie, managed by C. J. Doxee, are receiving daily 12,000 pounds of milk which is either converted into butter or cheese. Mr. Doxee, although a comparative young man, is chuck full of energy and enterprise and is successfully handling the above chain of establishments, the products from which are readily contracted at the very highest figures. The creamery enterprise is not an experiment, but a well established business, yielding a handsome return to both the manufacturer and the farmer, and the only wonder is that more of the farmers do not engage in the business of dairying.


Dr. D. M. Finley - April 16,1880 - (Office over Kennedy's Store)

Dr. T. C. McGee - April 16,1880 - At Benedict's Drug Store (South side of Main Street)

Dr. John Heffernan - April 16,1880 - Office at J. H. Klinkner Drug Store - Main Street

March 2, 1905 - From Cascade Pioneer -

G. J. Holtfoerster - Physician & Surgeon
Office and residence in A. F. Sauser House on Pontiac Street.- Mrs. L. F. Holtforester - Midwife.

Early Cascade

From 1880 Dubuque County History - George Banghart Biography

First Hotel built - 1837 - By John Sherman and Arthur Thomas
First Store built - 1837 - By John Sherman and Arthur Thomas
First Flouring Mill 1837 - By John Sherman and Arthur Thomas. Caleb Bucknam operated a Hotel in 1841
First Saw Mill - Built 2 miles north of town - 1838 by DeLong Brothers.
First School - Taught by L. Z. Styles in a home - 1840
Post Office established - January 1842 -L. A. Styles, Postmaster
First Lawyer - W. W. Hamilton -1842


In 1841 George G. Banghart came to Cascade bringing several hundred dollars worth of dry goods which he sold in Caleb Bucknam's Hotel.

Wagon Bridge was built about 1847. It was washed out in 1851. Rock bridge built about 1857 by the County. Mr. Cavanaugh - Builder.

DeLong Saw Mill 2 miles north of town, later Dillon's, then paper mill, then flouring mill. (Meyer's Mill)

Thomas Chew bought Cascade Mill from J. W. Sherman and Alvin Burt Estate in 1847. The Mill was destroyed by flood in 1851. A new mill was soon erected.

1852 - St.Mary's Catholic Church - Built.

July 21, 1876 - Ad in Pioneer - N. Shaffer, Livery & Feed Stable - (On Mill Street).

July 18, 1878 -Frank Banghart -Men's Clothing - Corner Main & Spartan.

February 7, 1879 -J. P. Lane - Men's Clothing - South Side of Main Street, next to Post Office.

September 26, 1879 -R. J. McVay - Dry Goods - New Store - Corner of Main & East, Doud Building.

April 2, 1880 -A. F. Bonney - Photographer -Studio at S.W. Corner of Rail Road Addition.

February 10, 1882 -Theodore Parrott and Miss Mae Wilcox both of Worthington were married by Rev. James Hill at Worthington.

CASCADE PIONEER - July 23, 1886 Creamery for sale - The Washington Valley Creamery is offered for sale. It is situated at the forks of the Cascade, Canton and West Liberty roads in Washington Township, Jones County, Iowa. For particulars apply to B. F. Crawford, Cascade, Iowa. He is authorized to sell the same.

August 12, 1887 -Cascade Pioneer - Peter Sauser has excavated for the foundation for a new residence on the corner of Pontiac & Keene Streets.

August 31, 1888 -Cascade Pioneer - An old land mark, the old checkered saloon building built by Caleb Bucknam, and in which was placed the first billiard table, and where there was more hell than corn raised, has been purchased by Patrick Moran and been moved to his lot on Brown Street, where it will be remodeled for shop and dwelling purposes.

March 7, 1890 - John Y. Aitchison made a trip to Dubuque on Thursday. Will Kearney had charge of the East Cascade School during the formers absence.

1891 - First Cascade Fair attended by 5,000 people on first day.

1893 - First Opera House built

1893 - Farmers and Merchants State Bank organized.

September 7, 1894 -Nicholas Chennaux has arrived in the city and has erected a photograph gallery on National Street.

March 29, 1895 - The residence of William Freeze, 3/4 of a mile south of Worthington, caught fire Saturday noon and burned to the ground. Some of the furniture was saved.

April 19, 1895 - St. Mary's School Dedicated.

May 10, 1895 - NEW SHOEMAKER - Peter Drucker, first class shoemaker, has located in the Altman's building on National Street.

May 10, 1895 - THE FAIR STORE - Located one door east of the Cascade Bank.

May 10-1895 -Anderson Gearhart has returned from a visit to his father, Marshall William Gearhart of Blairstown. Marshall Gearhart had been shot and wounded in making an arrest. He was on the road to recovery.

June 7, 1895 -Mrs. R, J. McVey went to Chicago last Wednesday to visit her brother, William Banghart and also will visit her daughter, Mrs. Ada L. Clark at Harvey, ILL.

September 27, 1895 - John F. Seery has commenced the work of tearing down the old Key City Hotel, upon the site of which he will build a two story brick store building. Mr. Seery's new structure will be 60 X 80 feet, built according to modern plans.

August 2, 1895 - The well known City Hotel on the corner of Main and Pontiac Streets, Cascade, Iowa, will be sold at a bargain on account of the ill health of the proprietor. This hotel is doing a good business and is in good repair. For further particulars contact McQuillen & Beatty at the Farmers and Merchants Bank.

Events of 1896 - George Green burns himself to death in the town calaboose. P. J. Fay falls from high divers tower at the fairgrounds. Town water tank enclosed with siding. Two big fires - Creamery Building and Windmill Factory.

September 24, 1897 -Mr. Clemens Vogt has rented the feed mill in the May's Brewery Building.

February 19, 1898 -- Nicholas Dalhem has gone in with C. Vogt. Clemens Vogt had hardware store prior to Kurt &Gross.

June 3, 1898 - Story about the case involving Margaret Klinkner and John Schmidt and the dispute over property lines. (The Klinkner building was on the lot where the old Farmers & Merchants Bank building stands.)


In December 1866 there was published in the Dubuque Herald the following description of Cascade abridged: Cascade is on the Maquoketa River, where there were falls about 10 feet high, with power sufficient for forty or fifty pair of buhrs. The town was in a heavily timbered section and was surrounded with a well settled and prosperous farming community. The Cascade flouring mill, owned by T. Chew, but leased by Crane Brothers, had four run of stone. T. Chew ran a saw mill; Thomas Crawford & Co. ran a cabinet factory; There were several stores and shops; German Catholic Church, Rev. M. Lynch; Irish Catholic Church, same pastor; a new Catholic Church just finished, 100 X 50 feet, built of stone; new Methodist Church, Rev.Wortz; Baptist Church, Rev. Reas; New Presbyterian Church, Rev. Sawhill; Second Advent Church, Rev. Huff, Cascade Academy, R. G. Gilson, Principal, and two district schools.

Flood of 1896

Copied from the May 29, 1896 Cascade Pioneer






The tremendous storm that commenced Sunday night and raged for several hours in this section of Iowa caused at least $10,000 damages to the citizens and property owners of this city. The heavy fall of rain here and north of us caused the north fork of the Maquoketa river to rise to a height such as it has not equaled for forty-five years, and as a result the northern and western parts of town were inundated to the extent of from five to eight feet of water,entailing a loss which the most conservative estimate will place, as before stated, in round numbers, at $10,000.

Early Monday morning the effects of the previous night's storm became noticeable in the rapid rising of the river. At 2 o'clock the water had spread beyond the bank, over ran contiguous territory and continued to rise until about 6 o'clock when there was a perceptible subsiding.At this juncture the flood had not more than reached the ordinary high water marks and many of the property owners in the northern and western sections of the city considered the danger over, not for a moment dreaming that the treacherous water was the next day to roll its destructive volume to an extent only equaled once since civilized man settled in the valley of the Maquoketa. Resting, it seemed for a while in order to gather its immense strength, the great sheet broadened its bosom and swiftly overflowed point after point of ground that was supposed to have been beyond the reach of the most extreme flood. The force of the immense body of water rushed through the natural channel and over the falls in a wild terrific manner. Early in the forenoon the terrible pressure tore away the flume and the propelling machinery of the Cascade Roller Mills and left the huge structure hanging upon the ledge and at times it seemed in imminent danger of toppling into the seething billows below the cataract. Mr. Kingsley estimates the loss at about $3,000.

Copied from the May 29, 1896 Cascade Pioneer (Cascade Flood story - Continued)


The cyclone that struck Manchester Sunday night started in on the northwest side of town and swinging around to the southwest, encircled the outskirts. A barn belonging to a man named Hutchison was first demolished; and a house and barn of Mr. Howling; Glessendorf's slaughter house and two barns; house and barn valued at $7,000, of Mr. Russell; two large barns of Mark Sheldon; house and barn of Joe Laughammer; house and barn of Charles Davis; two barns of Mr. Edwards; one barn of Allen Coon and several small houses and barns were destroyed by the wind.


The New Wine dam and the Schemmel dam on the Maquoketa went out.


The highest flood known in many years. It commenced at 2 o'clock Monday morning and was most terrifying in its dreadful aspect. Many buildings were submerged and wrenched from their foundation.


The railroad bridge on the C., M.& St.Paul at Worthington was washed away.


The residence of farmer Cannon that stood in the ravine at Washington Mills was carried down and lodged against the railroad bridge by high water in Lytle's Creek Monday morning. The family remained in the house and escaped unharmed. Several piles of new railroad ties were swept away and a quantity of lumber belonging to H. E. Case beer was lost.


May 25 - A terrific thunder and lightning storm struck Dubuque at 9 o'clock last night. Bridges and roadbed on every railroad leading into the city is washed out. May 26 - All lines except Milwaukee have restored trains to Chicago. The Milwaukee is open from St. Paul to Dubuque and will have a Chicago line tomorrow, but the Great Western from Dubuque to Oelwein will not be open for several days.


Advices from Dubuque state that five lives were lost and an infant fatally hurt at Durango, a little station near the city. The dead - four Clark children -Thomas Griffith, brakeman. The injured - Infant Long, child of a section hand. At Durango, the station agent, Mrs. James Clark, wife of an engineer on the Des Moines division, with her six children and servant, occupied a little house, which, owing to its proximity to the wagon bridge, was considered in danger. A wreck occurred just below the station and Mrs. Clark was summoned to the depot lying in the valley 100 yards beyond, to take orders. She then waded through the storm to her house and returned to the depot with her servant and six children, all girls, the eldest 9, the youngest twins 3 1/2 years old. (__________) and Sectionman Long and his wife and infant also repaired there. The flood poured into the valley a half a mile wide and leaving the Clark house standing carried the depot from its foundation and into the stream. After floating 150 yards the depot struck a tree and careened. The twins and the third Clark child were swept through the window and drowned. Brakeman Thomas Griffith seized the next child in his arms and jumped into the torrent where both perished. James Dillon and Peter Maas, trainmen, swung themselves onto branches of a tree, from which they were rescued at 5 o'clock next morning. The depot lodged a mile and a half down stream and the occupants escaped at daylight. The body of one of the twins was found near the depot and the body of Griffith and the girl he had attempted to save were found fifty feet apart a mile and a half farther on. The other bodies have not been removed but a woman saw one of them carried by Thompson's Mill some miles further on.


Maquoketa - May 26 - Sunday nights storm caused more devastation than was anticipated. Nineteen county bridges costing from $2,000 to $3,000 each, have been destroyed or greatly damaged. The greatest damage done in the county was at Bellevue where about fifty houses were flooded. The Dorchester & Hughey saw mill and yards were in the path of the torrent. The office was crushed and the safe containing all the books and some money swept into the Mississippi river. The loss is about $22,000. One hundred head of cattle in a pasture near town were drowned and a stone mill dam that has stood the test of the elements for forty years succumbed. The railroad bridge and a large stretch of track near town is washed out and traffic is suspended.


Dubuque - May 26 - Kirkhart and Ryan, whose circus was at North McGregor, say they lost seven men in Sunday night's storm. The men sought shelter in a box car which the flood swept into the river. The bodies were recovered. The bodies of seven townspeople have been recovered. W. W. Robinson says that the most conservative estimates place loss of life at North McGregor at 27 and it will be several days before the names of all can be learned.

Flood of 1903

From the Cascade Pioneer - July 17,1903


Storm of last Thursday night and following morning puts stream on rampage.

One of the worst storms that has visited this region in a number of years began about 8 o'clock Thursday night, the 9th, and continued until the early hours of the following morning. Thunder, lightening, rain and wind made the storm a most terrorizing visitation. The previous night and morning an electrical and rain storm had prevailed, swelling the Maquoketa to its banks, and when the second heavy down pour came it caused a big flood that filled the lowlands north of town and in the northwest portion compelling residents to remove their goods to second stories and others to leave their homes. While the flood was three feet less than the disastrous one of 1896, it was bad enough in many respects as many people have had their gardens ruined and houses tainted with the ____________ sediment of the flood.

All through the northern part of the county the storm was very heavy and reports reaching Dubuque announce the destruction of many county bridges. Near here the John's Creek bridge on the Farley road was carried away and the one across the Whitewater near Tom Devaney's. The Whitewater reached the highest mark in the memory of any person now living. The morning train leaving Cascade at 7 o'clock was held delayed 5 hours at the Fillmore bridge because the water was 3 feet over the tracks. Sam Patterson and L. W. Breitbach lost three head of cattle, two yearlings and one two year old, that were struck by lightning during the storm.

When the flood subsided Saturday morning it was discovered that a section of the dam had been torn away and quite a gap through which the former raging torrent is now flowing like a gentle babbling brook.

GAR Parade

June 6, 1885
G A R - Parade to Catholic Cemetery - Decorated graves of Michael Joyce, of Hancock's Corps. and Peter Snyder of the 10th U. S. Inftry. Then to the Cascade Cemetery where the following graves were decorated -

Thomas Crawford - Co. I 21st Inftry.
T. J. Goodwin - 3rd Nebraska Cavalry.
T. Dunnigan - Co. B 6th Iowa Cavalry.
W. L. Wheeler - Lieut. Co.F, U.S.Corps D'Afrique.
Henry Bemis - 3rd Iowa Battery.
Henry Patterson - Co.I 21st Iowa.
M. L. Heitchew - 21st Iowa.
John Flin - Co.H 4th Iowa Cavalry.
George Foster - Co.H 3rd Iowa Cavalry.
Rev. W. T. Campbell - Chaplain, 107th Pennsylvania.
Thomas Graffort - Veteran of War of 1812.
L. E. Graffort - Blackhawk War.
Mrs. Small - Hospital Nurse & wife of Lieut. Small.
James Kitler - Blackhawk War.
John Graham - Blackhawk War.
Archibald Inglis - Regiment Unknown


The Hatfield Cave Site was excavated during the summer of 1972 by David Benn, then of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The excavation took ten weeks to complete and resulted in the recovery of almost the entire site.

The Hatfield site is a prehistoric occupation area contained within the first room of the Hatfield cave. The site map (Fig.4) to the right of the sheet shows the first room of the cave and the large number of firepits and other cultural features located during the excavation of the site. These features represent hearths and garbage pits created by the occupants during their stay at the cave. The strip below shows a vertical cross section of the cultural deposit as it was mapped along the dark line in the center of Fig.4. The site was excavated in a horizontal grid of 5 X 5 and 3 X 3 foot test squares (indicated in Fig.4 by the small crosses) and 3" vertical levels.

Through careful analysis of all debris recovered from the site we were able to reconstruct the events and lifestyle of the people occupying the Hatfield site. Radio carbon dates on the charcoal from the site place the several occupations between A.D. 300 and 800. People of three distinct cultural periods occupied the site during this interval of time and their affiliations are indicated by three pottery types shown below. Peoples of the latter two periods (intermediate and late woodland) left nearly all of the debris recovered from the site. The latest occupation of the site was by the people of the late woodland period. We know the people by the term "Effigy Mounds Tradition," or the people who constructed the many animal shaped earthen mounds scattered throughout Eastern Iowa and Southern Wisconsin. (Fig.2 to the left of the sheet)

During the intermediate and late woodland periods the Hatfield occupation was not continuous. Rather, the cave was visited sporadically during the fall, winter and spring by small family groups. We know this from our analysis of the seasonal nature of the food remains found at the site. When not at the Hatfield site these same family groups could have been found at any one of many other sheltered sites in northeast Jones County. During the summer many family groups probably congregated at large villages along the major rivers in Iowa, notably the Mississippi River. At the large summer villages the people renewed acquaintances, constructed effigy mounds in honor of their dead, and raised small amounts of corn and other cultigens.

The artifacts and remains displayed here are but a small portion of the huge volume of material recovered from the site. All of the significant artifacts are displayed here, but a dozen or more boxes of scrap bone and carbonized plant remains were also recovered. A professional description of the site, its contents, and its significance for reconstructing past life ways is presented in Mr. Benn's dissertation, a copy of which is on loan to the Cascade Library.

From The Dubuque Daily Times - Feb. 22, 1863.

A Home Guard Organization

A company of seventy men has been organized at Cascade, in this county, by Dr. William H. Francis. The company is called "Cascade National Union Guard." The object and purpose of this organization may be ascertained from the following article, to which each member affixes his signature upon joining the company.

"In view of the disloyal and treasonable conspiracy against the Government of the United States, for the overthrow by its enemies, and which is evidently fast developing itself throughout the Northwest, we whose names are herewith subscribed do agree and form ourselves into a company or association to be called "The Cascade National Union Guard," to cooperate with like associations for this State, for the protection of life, liberty and the Union, to hold in check disloyal organizations or any armed resistance to the laws, and at all times to be under the control of the State of Iowa, to organize meet and drill after the manner of the State Militia, to be armed and equipped by the State and commissions formed by the Governor thereof."

The Cascade folks have made a move in the right direction and we hope to see it followed by the Union men in every city and village of Iowa. Dr. Francis is a sterling patriot and cannot be too highly commended for the energy with which he has labored for the "cause" of the Union and liberality he has manifested in caring for the soldiers' families.

Ice Jam

From a clipping dated 1922:

MEYER BRIDGE GONE - Ice Jams Against Structure and Sweeps it Down.

The iron bridge known as Meyer's across the Maquoketa north of town was wrecked yesterday afternoon by an ice jam, when the warm rain broke up the ice in the river. The ice jam rose against it and the force of the rising water swept the iron structure into the rushing waters. The bridge has stood for many years and its replacement will cost several thousand dollars.

Telephone wires running across the river near the superstructure were torn out when the bridge went down. Advices from Dyersville are that a big flood may be expected in the Maquoketa.

From The Dubuque Daily Times - Oct.14,1869.

Large Paper Mill Destroyed by Fire

About 11 o'clock last Tuesday night the extensive paper mill at Cascade, owned and occupied by Mulully & Meyers, caught fire by the explosion of a hanging lamp in the engine room, and in the short space of time nothing remained of the imposing structure but a heap of ashes. Mr. M. was present at the time of the accident but as the building was very dry, nothing could check the progress of the flames. The burning of the mill is a great loss to Cascade and surrounding country. The loss will amount to about $36,000. Insured $15,000. A large amount of stock on hand was destroyed with the building.


August 19, 1887 Cascade Pioneer -
Married at the residence of William Long in Cascade Township, William Orr of Scotch Grove to Miss Hannah Long. The groom son of Samuel Orr and was born in Thornhill, County Antrim, N. Ireland. Also a nephew of James Orr of this city. The bride is a sister of William Long.

Mayors of Cascade, Iowa 1881 to 1996
1881 -- Isaac W. Baldwin
1882 -- N. Shaffer
1883 -- N. Shaffer
1884 -- N. Shaffer
1885 -- N. Shaffer
1886 -- I. W. Baldwin
1887 -- I. W. Baldwin
1888 -- J. A. Hayes
1889 -- James A. Hayes
1890 -- N. Shaffer
1891 -- N. Shaffer
1892 -- N. Shaffer
1893 -- N. J. Leytem
1894 -- N. J. Leytem
1895 -- N. J. Leytem
1896 -- N. J. Leytem
1897 -- J. P. Lane
1898 -- J. P. Lane
1899 -- R. Quirk
1900 -- R. Quirk
1901 -- J. L. Conlin
1902 -- J. L. Conlin
1903 -- J. L. Conlin
1904 -- J. L. Conlin
1905 -- J. L. Conlin
1906 -- J. L. Conlin
1907 -- M. B. Flanigan
1908 -- M. B. Flanigan
1909 -- M. B. Flanigan
1910 -- J. L. Conlin
1911 -- J. L. Conlin
1912 -- F. J. Keefe
1913 -- F. J. Keefe
1914 -- F. J. Keefe
1915 -- F. J. Keefe
1916 -- F. J. Keefe
1917 -- F. J. Keefe
1918 -- P. J. Kehoe
1919 -- P. J. Kehoe
1920 -- James A. Donnelly
1921 -- James A. Donnelly
1922 -- Martin Moore
1923 -- Martin Moore
1924 -- J. L. Fober
1925 -- J. L. Fober
1926 -- Dr. L. F. Barrett
1927 -- Dr. L. F. Barrett
1928 -- Dr. L. F. Barrett
1929 -- Leo Dolphin
1930 -- Leo Dolphin
1931 -- Leo Dolphin
1932 -- Leo Dolphin
1933 -- George Wassenar
1934 -- George Wassenar
1935 -- George Wassenar
1936 -- George Wassenar
1937 -- George Wassenar(Resigned Feb.2)
F. W. Less - appointed.
1938 -- Leo D. Coohey
1939 -- Leo D. Coohey
1940 -- Leo D. Coohey
1941 -- Leo D. Coohey
1942 -- Leo D. Coohey
1943 -- Leo D. Coohey 
1944 -- Leo Dolphin
1945 -- Leo Dolphin
1946 -- Leo Dolphin
1947 -- Leo Dolphin
1948 -- Joseph J. Takes
1949 -- Joseph J. Takes
1950 -- John Kaldenberg
1951 -- John Kaldenberg (Resigned 11-30) (L. R. Weber-Dec./A. J. McNally-
Jan./A. P. Ressler-Feb.)
1952 -- Leo Dolphin
1953 -- Leo Dolphin
1954 -- Leo Dolphin
1955 -- Leo Dolphin
1956 -- Leo Dolphin
1957 -- Leo Dolphin
1958 -- Raphael Neiers
1959 -- Raphael Neiers
1960 -- Leo Dolphin
1961 -- Leo Dolphin
1962 -- F. A. Maloy
1963 -- F. A. Maloy
1964 -- F. A. Maloy
1965 -- F. A. Maloy
1966 -- Carl Cigrand
1967 -- Carl Cigrand
1968 -- Carl Cigrand
1969 -- Carl Cigrand
1970 -- Roland Greenwood
1971 -- Roland Greenwood
1972 -- Roland Greenwood
1973 -- Roland Greenwood
1974 -- Roland Greenwood
1975 -- Roland Greenwood
1976 -- Roland Greenwood
1977 -- Roland Greenwood
1978 -- Roland Greenwood
1979 -- Roland Greenwood
1980 -- Roland Greenwood
1981 -- Roland Greenwood
1982 -- Roland Greenwood
1983 -- Roland Greenwood
1984 -- Roland Greenwood
1985 -- Roland Greenwood
1986 -- R. J. Loes
1987 -- R. J. Loes
1988 -- R. J. Loes (3-21-88 - Francis Manternach)
1989 -- Francis Manternach
1990 -- Francis Manternach
1991 -- Francis Manternach
1992 -- Clay Gavin
1993 -- Clay Gavin
1994 -- Roland Greenwood
1995 -- Roland Greenwoodj
1996 -- Tim Stecklein

Miscellaneous - 1900's

Cascade Pioneer - June 21, 1901

Call at Devaney's & Raffety's and see the guarantee they put on Sleepy Eye Flour.

From the Cascade Pioneer:

James C. O'Brien - Furniture & Undertaking - September 26, 1902
O'Brien & Keefe - Furniture & Undertaking June 26, 1903
O'Brien & Keefe - Furniture & Undertaking January 14, 1904
O'Brien & Keefe - Furniture & Undertaking July 4, 1907

1904 - C. J. Moore joined E. R. Raffety & J. C. Gearhart and formed "CASCADE MERCHANTILE CO."

APRIL 30, 1925 - In a letter headed "An Oldtimer Writes" and signed J. M. Bolton is the following paragraph:

I am of the opinion Cascade was the birthplace of the low wheel bicycle. About the time of the Civil War, Charles Huntington of the firm Dickinson & Huntington, blacksmiths and wagon makers, made a bicycle out of two small carriage wheels, that looked very much like the present bicycle, excepting it had no sprocket wheel or chain. A few years later the bicycle with one tall wheel and one small wheel came out. Years after Huntington's bicycle was a familair object on the streets of Cascade, the low wheel bicycle was put on the market.

(The letter was dated April 23, 1925 at Des Moines, Iowa.)

1928 - C. J. Moore re-opened old D. D. Moore store as a modern new grocery.

FROM A CLIPPING - including a picture of the west end of Main Street (about 1904-05) looking east. Buildings on north side 1. Miller or Drucker Hotel; 2. Pinell Sallon; 3. F. X. Sauser Pool Hall; 4. Fagan Implements. South side of street - 1. Dominy & Supple's Blacksmith Shop; 2. Bisenius & Sauser General Store; Joe Gross, Sr. operated a restaurant in the middle of the block as did John Welter a little farther up the street.

July 4, 1935 - Liquor store to be opened about Aug. 1 in Cascade in the Mrs. J. J. Finn building. No.1 01, the start of the second hundred, to be operated by the State with Elmer C. Murray as manager and Paul Becker assistant manager.

Feb. 8, 1936 - Gross & Till moved into their present location. The building purchased from Charles Zoller.

Nov. 26, 1936 - Gamble store opens in Lane building. Mr. & Mrs Albert Bierd will be the managers.

March 4, 1937 - Herman Jenny of Waterloo, Wisc. opens cheese factory in the building formerly occupied by Cascade Light & Power Co.

June 3, 1937 -Cascade Pioneer -

The editor (Howard Baldwin) was at the Duffy bridge over Farm Creek. Found a burial spot at top of hill north of bridge. Large elm tree there. One tombstone embedded in tree. (David Hutton - Died 1846) (Mrs. C. P. Hutton D. 1852). Members of band of pioneers from Canada to U. S. - Hutton's, English, Devaney's, Sinclair's.

September 2,1 937 - Nick Stiles opens shoe repair shop across from Memorial Building and Mr. & Mrs. Ray Seitz open dry-cleaning shop in the same building, formerly occupied by Cottage Lunch.

Feb. 24, 1938 - Gerald Goetzinger was appointed buttermaker to succeed Claude A. Miller.

May 12, 1938 - Joe Kenneally purchased Grocery & Meat Market from E. J. Patnode and Ralph Gearhart.

May 26, 1938 - Dandl's Meat Market installs 345 Lockers.

Aug. 11, 1938 - Sauser's Variety Store Quitting Business.

Sept. 1, 1938 - Paul Sauser and son, Lawrence took over the business concern known as the Corner Lunch in the Menster Building. Lawrence will operate the tavern and lunch and Paul will continue barbering in the rear of the building.

Oct. 20, 1938 - A. G. Cover opens new business in Flannigan Building to be known as Cascade Variety Store.

Sept. 14, 1939 - Fritz Lighthart opened his plumbing shop in the rear of Gross & Till Hardware.

Sept. 21, 1939 - Frank Wolfe purchased the Moore Food Shop. Along with Frank, Mr. & Mrs. Orville Penn will manage the store.

Nov. 30, 1939 - H. C. Baldwin purchased the Farley Advertiser.

June 20, 1940 - Cascade Municipal Light Plant began operation with Art Bender as Superintendant.

May 22, 1941 - The Cascade Oil Company Opening with Fred Tobin in charge of bulk distribution and Faber Kurt will lease the station.

May 29, 1941 - Grand opening of new Standard Oil Station in East Cascade. A. J. McNally is owner and operator. H. J. McNally and Ray Schlemme are bulk operators. Joe Supple and Joe Hayes, station attendants.

April 8, 1943 - Baldwins sell Cascade Pioneer to Leo Sullivan.

March 9, 1944 - David Donovan opens barber shop in Britt Building.

May 7, 1944 - Mrs. Rose Davis opens Cafe next to the Cascade Electric Shop.

Nov. 2, 1944 - Hotel Faber sold to H. J. & Ray Dolphin.

May 17, 1945 -Herbert McLees opens barber shop.

Sept. 13, 1945 -Mrs. Gen Leytem opens restaurant in the "Will" Building to be known as the "Inn".

Oct. 11, 1945 - Post office moved from the Durkin Building to the Baldwin Building. (Now owned by Leo Till).

Jan. 3, 1946 -Francis Till sells harness and shoe repair to Joe Grogan and Bud Cigrand. John Reiter will continue to work in the shop.

Jan. 2, 1947 - Mr. & Mrs. Bob Wolfe purchased the Clover Farm Store.

May 15, 1947 - Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Haverly purchased Hotel Dolphin.

Nov. 1, 1947 - Jerry Goetzinger purchased F. X. Sauser & Son Dairy.

Oct. 23, 1947 - Clark Stelpflug opens Western Auto Store.

Dec. 11, 1947 -Jerry Goetzinger buys Grocery store from Bob Wolfe. Disposes of dairy business to Joe Sauser.

Dec. 25, 1947 - Devaney's sell store to Albert Simmons and Howard Knockel.

Apr. 15, 1948 - Joe Grogan buys out interest of Bud Cigrand in the Cascade Harness & Shoe Shop.

Feb. 16, 1950 - Kremer & Streng removal sale - moving to Menster building.

April 5, 1951 - Jake Emerson opens appliance shop in Lighhart's Heating & Plumbing Building

April 19, 1951 - Mrs. Gen Leytem sold her cafe to Wilfred Gross.

Nov. 20, 1952 - Faber Kurt - Plumbing, Heating and Gift Shop - Grand opening. Recently moved to Bisenius Building.

Nov. 27, 1952 - Ralph Otting buys out his partner, Frank Gross.

Jan. 22, 1953 - Leo Moriarity sells D. X. Station to Tony Emerson.

Sept. 24, 1959 - Mrs. Marguerite Carr leased Durkin's Cafe. It will be known as "The Dew Drop Inn."

Sept. 28, 1961 - Bob Cigrand purchased Cafe interest from Leo Gross.

March 5, 1970 - Mrs. Leona Koob announces the opening of her Cafe.

Oct. 4, 1962 - Reggie Durkin sold his tavern and buildung to Ray Takes.

Aug. 1, 1963 - Kenneth (Skinny) Pedersen took over tavern business that was formerly Ray's Tap from Ray Takes.

Feb. 10, 1966 - Auman, Inc. of Galena opened a billiard parlor in the Menster building to be known as the Cascade Cue. Mr. & Mrs. Bob Staner will be managers.

Feb. 17, 1966 - Grant A. Lindstrom opened the Cascade Bake Shop in the Menster Building.

Oct. 10, 1968 - Cascade Variety Store quitting business. Will sell entire stock of merchandise.

March 27, 1969 - Mr. & Mrs. Vince Mausser to open Cascade Variety Store.

May 5, 1977 - Ed and Tom Weber opened Weber's Floor Covering and Remodeling at 206 1st Avenue West.

MAIRES Vic Maire and John Maire were twin brothers. John Maire lived with Mr. & Mrs. Vic Maire in the house at 300 2nd Ave. S. W. (The house known as the Leo Skahill and later as the Ray Skahill house). Vic Maire sold the house to Leo Skahill. Then John Maire lived with Wm. Lukan in the house at 401 2nd Ave. S. W. now occupied by Harold Neiers. Victor Maire died April 15, 1953. John Maire died August 22, 1959.


- From the school secretary's record book -

The building was built in 1895

1895 - Ruth Cort
1896 - Hannah Hinde
1897 - Ella Goodyear

PUPILS - 1987

Carrie Rogers, Ralph Rogers, George Rogers, Albert E. Aitchison, Fletcher Aitchison, Eleanor Aitchison, William Aitchison, Peter Goos, Mary Goos, Katie Goos, Anna Goos, John Goos, Joseph Roche, Blanche Fairburn, Helen Fairburn.


Cascade Pioneer - February 26, 1920
From the Obituary of Mrs. Lewis (Elizabeth) Benham

In 1854, with her husband and family and Dr. Benham and family, she came west to Iowa. Arriving in Dubuque they took the Western Stage Coach with the probable intention of locating at Iowa City, which was then the capitol of the state. At Price's Tavern - a stage relay station - now the site of the home of P. J. Conlin - they were told of the pleasant and thriving town of Cascade, and decided to remain. Stopping at the McDowell Hotel, located on the site of the Mr. Kean and Mr. Devaney residences, east of the bridge, the Benham brothers later purchased the property from Mr. McDowell. The hotel was afterward more famously known as the Benham hotel. Two years later, about 1856, Lewis Benham purchased the 80 acre farm which adjoins the town of Cascade and retired to that property where he resided up to the time of his death which occured June 9, 1888. His widow made it her home continously up to the time of her departure from this life last Saturday night.

(Copied from the Cascade Pioneer - Sept. 12, 1902)

Benjamin Boyer, an old and respected citizen of this section, died at his home in East Cascade at an early hour Saturday morning. Mr. Boyer was born in Pennslyvania in 1831 and came to Iowa in 1855. He was married to Elizabeth Kissinger in 1857. He served in the Union Army in the war of rebellion, at the close of which he returned to his farming pursuits. He lived nine years on Farm Creek and later removed to Hazel Valley where he lived until 1893, in which year he removed to Cascade. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. F. T. Gearhart, Lewis Boyer, John Boyer, Mrs. Mame Ritts, Mrs. Emma Cottrell, Mrs. Ida Cunningham, Mrs. Maggie Russell. The funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church Tuesday morning, under the auspices of the Cascade G. A. R. Post. Rev. F. C. Bauman of Zwingle officiated assisted by Rev. A. M. Tanner.

From the CASCADE PIONEER - March 5, 1831_1886

Mrs. Henry Boyd died at her home Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 24th) after a few days illness. Her husband and three daughters survive. The daughters are Miss Fanny Boyd, Mrs. Neil Peterson, of Waterloo and Mrs. Albert Fink, of Fairbanks. Eliza Freeze was born in Pennslyvania, April 16, 1852, and was the daughter of Jacob and Charlotte Freeze. At the age of three years and in the year1855 she came to Iowa with her parents and settled in Dubuque County. On November 26, 1874, she was united in marriage to Henry Boyd at Worthington, Rev. Hill, of the Baptist Church officiating. To this union were born four daughters: Miss Fannie Boyd, of Farley; Mrs. Neil Peterson, of Waterloo; Mrs. Albert Fink, of Fairbanks, Iowa; Avis, who died at the age of 17. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Rilla DeWald, of Waterloo; A brother, Wm. Freeze died several years ago. The funeral was held at the Consolidated Church, Farley. Rev. Fred Young, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Cascade Cemetery. The casket bearers were; Chas. Georgen, John Ronan, Lee Pitman, Jos. Veach, Thos. Tutt, and Virgel Bevan.

(Copied from the March 25,1 898 Cascade Pioneer)


Solomon Boyer, brother of Ben Boyer, of this city, died suddenly at his home in Worthington Saturday morning between 6 and 7 o'clock. He was born December 25, 1828, in Northumberland county Pennslyvania, and was therefore 69 years 2 months and 24 days old. He was married to Miss Lydia Deibert at White Deer, Union County, Pennsylvania, July 31, 1859. During the Civil War he enlisted in the 142nd Pennslyvania infantry, received two wounds, was captured and served three years in Libby Prison. In 1870 he moved to Iowa and located on his farm in Dubuque County, two miles south of Worthington where he resided until 1896 when he moved into that village.

He is survived by his wife and three children - Mrs. James Breakey, of Nora Springs, Iowa; John D. Boyer, of Osborne, Nebraska, and Mrs. Frank Cook of Cascade, and his brother, Ben Boyer, of this city. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Hill at the Baptist church in Worthington, Monday. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Rockville.

Note - Rockville was a small settlement about 3 or 4 miles northwest of Worthington. The cemetery is still cared for but nothing else remains.

From March 25, 1892 Cascade Pioneer

DIED - At the family residence in East Cascade, on Wednesday afternoon March 18, 1892, Mrs. Margaret Ann Chew, wife of Thomas J. Chew, Sr.

The death of Mrs. Chew was an unexpected event among her most intimate acquaintances and the announcement of her death was a painful surprise to the entire community. She had been very ill several weeks before, but had rapidly regained her health and was considered entirely out of danger. Early on Weddnesday morning she suffered a relapse that proved fatal and she peacefully passed away in the afternoon. The deceased was the daughter of N. S. Bemis and Susanna Bemis and was born near Bellaire, Crawford County, Maryland, May 11, 1820. Her parents moved to Iowa locating in Dubuque where she was married to Mr. Thomas J. Chew, Sr., April 23, 1851, the Rev. Lyon of the Presbyterian church officiating. Immediately after her marriage she accompanied her husband to Cascade, where she resided up to the time of her death. Mrs. Chew was an accomplished lady, a pure Christian woman, a devout member of the Presbyterian Church from her childhood to the day of her death. Always a warm friend to those who desired her friendship, kind and charitable she ever had a helping hand for the deserving poor. She was a lady highly respected in the community and her death is sincerely mourned.

The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at the family residence and although the day was bitterly cold and inclement, yet a large number of relatives, friends and old settlers attended to pay their last respect to the deceased. The Rev. James McCrea, pastor of the U. P. Church and Rev. C. C. Potter, of Scotch Grove, officiating. Thus has passed from us one whose years were rounded out with good deeds and charitable offices, and her reward is certainly assured.

Copied from August 19, 1892 Cascade Pioneer


Died - At his residence on Sunday morning, August 14, 1892 - Thomas J. Chew, Sr. "God's finger touched him and he slept."

Once more death invaded our midst and gathered home the venerable form of Thomas J. Chew one of the very early settlers and significant citizen of Cascade. Although advanced in years, yet his death at this time was an unexpected event to those who were near him daily. On Sunday morning, August 7, he was taken suddenly ill and despite the best medical skill did not rally again, and on Sunday morning last, quietly passed away surrounded by his immediate kindred and friends.

The deceased was the son of Samuel Chew and Mary Sabin, and was born at New Haven, Conn., Dec. 6, 1806. His father was the captain of a merchantman, and his young son naturally inherited a love of the sea and at the early age of fourteen years shipped as a sailor boy, following a sea-faring life as a sailor and an officer until 1832, during which time he had sailed on almost all the known seas and visited all the noted islands and cities on the globe except those on the coast of China. His reminiscences of his sea-faring life were interesting, thrilling and highly dramatic. In 1832 he abandoned the sea service and spent a few years in Alleghany county New York and in 18?? went to Franklin County, Missouri afterward locating in Licking County, Ohio and in each state he was engaged in farming. In the spring of 1845 he came to Iowa and settled on a quarter section of land in Whitewater Township, now in the limits of the town of Cascade. In 1847 he bought the homestead of Arthur Thomas and J. W. Sherman. The same year he purchased the Cascade Mill and water power of J. W. Sherman and Alvin Burt estate. In 1851 his mill was wrecked and destroyed by an immense flood, but he immediately rebuilt it on an enlarged and improved plan. He was married in Dubuque April 23,1851 to Mrs. Margaret A. Carter, daughter of Nathan S. Bemis, with whom he lived happily and devotedly until her death which occured March 16,1892. They had no children of their own but in 1853 adopted Miss Fannie O'Neil, now Mrs. A. F. Bonney, residing at Defiance, Shelby County, Iowa. In 1858 he built a saw mill on the west bank of the Maquoketa opposite the Cascade Mill. In 1861 he disposed of his mills and water power to his nephew, Maj. T. J. Chew, Jr., of St. Joseph, Missouri and thereby practically retiring from active business pursuits. He was influential and liberal in public enterprises and in an early day worked hard and gave liberally to secure railroad facilities for Cascade under the most discouraging circumstances. Later on in the construction of the Narrow Gauge Railroad, which was completed in 1880 he was exceedingly liberal, donating to the railroad corporation grounds for the depot, cattle yards, round-house and a one hundred foot strip for switching purposes - it being the most liberal offer made by any citizen of Cascade. In politics he was originally a Whig and later on a broad and liberal Republican after the order of Abraham Lincoln. Although not a politican or office seeker, yet in his day and time was an influential member of his party and was duly consulted. In his religious views he was a broad and liberal-minded Episcopalian. Big hearted, gentle and honest, his sympathies went out to the unfortunate.

Deserving and undeserving were helped alike. Unbounded charity filled his heart, and for this reason he did not amass a fortune like unto others. He stood high in the estimation of his fellow citizens, and it is accorded to him that he did no wrong to any man, but was the soul of honor and integrity. Although in his eighty-sixth year and not wealthy, yet his declining years were made happy by his devoted and affectionate kindred. As in life, so in the hour of death, they watched with tender care at his bedside until he laid down the reins of life and his spirit broke the brittle cord that bound him to earth and passed to the world beyond where the weary are at rest forever.

The deceased was the last member of his father's family. The surviving members of that branch of the Chew family are his nephews Maj. T. S. Chew, Jr. and brother Demas A. of St. Joseph, Mo. and nieces Mrs. Della Brown, of Hannibal, Mo. and Mrs.Elizabeth A. Fay of Crete, Neb.

The funeral took place Wednesday morning at the family residence, the Rev. James McCrea assisted by Rev. James Hill and Rev. A. P. Button officiating. The pall bearers were John Niblo, Samuel Dean, N. J. Leytem, E. J. McVay, N. Shaffer and David Beatty. Among those from abroad attending the funeral of their relative were Maj. T. J. Chew, Jr. of St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs Ada Langworthy Collier of Dubuque, Mrs. Della Brown, daughter Miss Edie and sons John and George on Hannibal, Mo.; Mrs. Laughlin and Johnny Bemis of Guttenberg.

December 23, 1898 - Obit Edward Flin; Born February 23, 1819. His son John H. Flin served in Civil War and died July 27, 1865.

From The Cascade Pioneer - February 4,1914


Was Son of Judge W. W. Hamilton of Dubuque County

Charles E. Hamilton,who was a son of the late Judge W. W. Hamilton and Mrs. James F. Anson of Tropico, CA, died in a hospital in London, England on January 8.

Mr. Hamilton was born on Otterburn Farm - the home of Judge Hamilton - in Cascade Township about 54 years ago. On gaining his majority he went out into the world to win his way for himself. In the early eighties he located in Crooksyon, Minn. and later went to New York. In that city he went into newspaper work and for a time was on the reportorial staff of the New York World in the palmy days when Joe Pulitizer excited the newspaper world and the public with his many startling innovations.

Mr. Hamilton's newspaper work naturally threw him into theatrical lines and he absorbed a deep interest in the affairs of the stage, and a few years later found him in charge of theatrical companies touring the country, notably the Bostonian Opera company, Cammilla Urso and others. Temporarily he filled a position on The Chronicle of San Francisco, but again took up theatricals. Some years ago Charles Frohman sent him to England as manager of William Gillette and other Frohman presentations in the city and touring the provinces of Great Britian.

Naturally, of Scotch ancestry, and having pro-British leanings, Mr. Hamilton elected to remain in England. About a year or so ago he came to America with his wife and son with the intention of settling in California where his brother William resided, but was not contented and returned to England. His health was not good when he was here and did not improve much after returning to the island.

Mr. Hamilton was a delightful companion and his fund of information of men, affairs, and locations gathered in his travels over the world made his personality extraordinarily interesting

He is survived by his wife, the daughter of a well known London artist, and one son, Gillette Hamilton. Also his mother, Mrs. James F. Anson and brother W. W. Hamilton of Tropico, Calif. his half sisters, Mrs. George Fairburn of Fonda, Ia. and Mrs. Isabella Loomis of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Copied from The Cascade Pioneer - August 2,1917


A pioneer settler, business man and manufacturer of Cascade, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 31st at 1 o'clock, when Charles H. Huntington, Sr., died at his residence in East Cascade after a lingering illness from cancer from which he suffered patiently for months.

Mr. Huntington's activities in the business affairs of Cascade and community were years ago and of which many of the present generation know nothing. His time was in a day before large centers became the sole producers of manufactured products and when many small towns had their factories, particularly farming implements. A practical blacksmith, Mr. Huntington came to Cascade in 1856 and associated himself with D. A. Dickinson, a wagonmaker, under the name of "Dickinson and Huntington," and erected the building that still stands on the west bank of the Maquoketa where they manufactured, wagons, buggies and plows and conducted a general blacksmithing business that was considered the largest of its kind in Eastern Iowa outside the city of Dubuque. A large number of men were employed and the younger generation finds in this an explanation for the large brick smokestack that still stands as a relic of a flourishing manufactory that centralization of industry in large cities draws away from the small towns. For eighteen years Dickinson and Huntington continued together and then Mr. Huntington bought out his partner and continued the business alone until he sold out to his son Charles H. Huntington, Jr., in 1885. After his retirement he conducted a small farm near the corporation line of West Cascade for he was too active a man to remain idle. On this estate he erected a large comfortable home.

Charles H. Huntington, Sr. was born Oct. 7, 1835 in Geauga County, Ohio. He left home at the age of 14 years and learned the blacksmith trade. In 1855 he came to Iowa and first located in Monticello, but came to Cascade the following year and began his business career as heretofore referred to. May 9, 1858 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Delay, a native of Lawrence County, New York. Five children were born to them: William H., now of Waterloo, Iowa; Charles H. Huntington, Jr. of Cascade; Clara J. and Lillian now deceased; and Ada, now Mrs. Otto Hasenflug, of Ordway, S. D.

Mr. Huntington was a consistent member of the Baptist Church for years and active in the establishment and maintenance of the society in Cascade. He was one of those stalwart type of men who build up the wilderness and whose kind have passed away. He lived to see many changes transpire, particularly in the line of mechanics in which he was interested as dealer and manufacturer. He saw the old reapers, mowers and siderakes in which he dealt in the early days supplanted by constantly developing machinery, from the wonderful self binder to the modern hayloader; and the gasoline drawn tractor dragging the plow in the field; he saw his wagons and buggies being crowded from the highways by high powered motor cars of extraordinary creations and regretful to say his life closed while his country was in a war which it expects to win through domination of the air by means of giant aerial engines of destruction - appearently to date the last word in mechanical construction.

The funeral services were held at the residence, commencing at 9:30 this morning and were conducted by Rev. S. Batchelor, pastor of the Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Wm. Kelley, of the Presbyterian Church and Rev. Dale Welch of the M. E. Church.

The casket was borne by Ezekiel Moore, A. P. Hamil, Thomas Kingsley, Solon Perkins, W. A. Fairburn and C. H. Macomber.

N. J. Leytem - Born - December 20, 1835 - Died - July 4, 1900. 11 years old when Lyman Dillon took him in. Married May 1868 to Caroline Baldwin, daughter of William and Mary Baldwin.

Jacob Leytem died November 4,1878.

(Copied from the Cascade Pioneer of June 14,1895)


It is with deep regret that we announce the death of our esteemed citizen, Francis May, who passed to his eternal reward Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. To review his life is to record the history of Cascade for nearly forty-two years, during which time he has been closely identified with every movement that tended toward the upbuilding and promotion of the business interests of the community. Francis May was the architect of his own achievements. Arriving here in an early day, a poor and friendless man, relying entirely upon his own resources, and with the correct faith in the future of the struggling village, he went diligently to work and laid the foundation of that substantial and capacious character that made him a valuable and indispensible citizen and in succeeding years capped his labors with immeasurable success. He was unostentatious in his dealings of whatsoever nature, yet a wide-awake and public spirited man. No enterprise or movement for the welfare of the community appealed to him in vain. His hand and his purse were generously extended to every worthy cause, as witness his active labors in the building of the Chicago, Bellevue, Cascade and Western Railroad, and as the prime factor in the founding of the parish of St. Mary's Church. An alien, born beneath the flag of monarchy, he reverenced the common privileges of this free land and appreciating the advantages of its broad resources and opportunities, unselfishly, unstintedly, contributed an ample share of his accumulations and efforts to enhance the growth and prosperity of the town and vicinity - and likewise the happiness of the people.

Francis May was born in the village of Steicsel, in the county and grand duchy of Luxemburg, September 15, 1825, and received his education in the common schools of his native town. In the year 1845 he commenced learning the carpentry trade. He emigrated to the United States in 1848, came directly to Cascade and worked at his trade for two years after which (he went) to Galena, Illinois and while there was married to Elizabeth Theisen. In the spring of 1858 he returned and permanently located in Cascade and followed the occupation of building until 1856 when he engaged in the brewery business which by careful attention grew to be an (______) and profitable concern. Mr. May, being possessed of more than ordinary business ability, successfully conducted other enterprises. In 1863 he constructed the large store building on National Street and in 1867 purchased a farm and took up the role of agriculturist as a diversion. In 1868 he conducted a liquor (_____) establishment and from 1869 to 1875 was in the mercantile business and also managed an agricultural implement warehouse. In 1873 he built a large malting house and his residence and in 1876 the fine stock barn near the river. These improvements required an outlay of a vast sum of money, but notwithstanding this, on June 28, 1878, he laid the cornerstone of the huge brewery, of solid masonry, that stands as a mute yet eloquent tribute to the pluck and enterprise of that young Luxemburg carpenter who had left the shores of his nativity with a bare pittance hardly sufficient to carry him to his destination in the new world.

The Pioneer under the date of July 6, 1878, in reference to this event, said: "The cornerstone of May's new brewery was laid Friday afternoon July 28. A large number of personal friends and patrons were invited to participate in the ceremonies usual to such occasions. Records in both German and English and a copy of this paper were placed in the cavity of the stone. A speech was made by the editor of the Pioneer (I. W. Baldwin) which was followed by others, all pungent and eloquent as well as satisfactory to the master mason and the proprietor. Mr. May, our genial brewer, by inviting all present to test the merits of the lager, to which all did ample justice in flowing bumpers, with well wishes for the prosperity and success of the new brewery and its energetic proprietor."

The business had increased to such proportions that the building of the great structure was necessity, and while the unjust and meddlesome prohibitory law enacted in 1884 deprived it of considerable of its value, it was not an unprofitable investment by any means.

Mr. May, as will be seen by this review of his record, conducted many branches of business enterprises, was a resourceful man and accumulated wealth, but did not hoard it. On the contrary, he constantly used his surplus means in making improvements that have been and as today's, a credit to the town and to the community, and he consequently afforded continual employment to mechanics and laborers. He was the unequaled advocate of home improvements, not alone by voice but by actions and material productions. He deserves the encomiums of his fellow citizens for his unparalleled work in the interest of Cascade.

Personally, Mr. May was of an unassuming disposition and a just and warm-hearted man of broad and liberal views. He was an earnest and devout Catholic and the church in the early days of its formation in Cascade received its strongest nourishment from the hands of the deceased, and he was ever a liberal contributor to its welfare. In the first stages of the municipal government, as a member of the council, his judgment and practical methods were essential and indispensable. He was devoted to his family, and though his mind and attention were taken up with his extensive business ventures, he never neglected his duty toward his wife and children, but zealously planned for their welfare and comfort.

Of his family there survive him his wife, and children: Mrs. John Heffernan; Herman N., the merchant; Miss Clara; Frank and George. The funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the residence to St. Mary's Church and thence to the Catholic cemetery. The services at the church were conducted by Rev. F. X. Fueurstein.

Following copied from the Cascade Pioneer - March, 13, 1930

One of natures noblemen passed away when Ezekiel Moore died at his home in East Cascade at 7:15 a. m. Saturday March 8. Mr. Moore suffered a paralytic stroke at 11:30 Saturday night March 1st. Therefore his illnes was a few hours less than a week's duration. His age precluded any hope of permanent recovery after the attack. He seemed to rally for brief periods, but gradually sank and in the end passed away as a child in sleep, calmly and peacefully as he had lived throughout his long and exemplary lifetime of nearly eighty years in Cascade.

Ezekiel Moore was the son of William and Sarah (Beatty) Moore and was born in Vicksburg, Miss. August 22, 1849. When a little over a year old he came to Iowa with his parents and the family settled on a farm adjoining the western limits of the town of Cascade where Ezekiel grew to manhood. When his older brother, William, enlisted in the Civil War, he as a mere boy, assisted his parents to carry the load of responsibility, and thus formed habits of industry and probity that created a character that was outstanding throughout his life.

In 1871 he was married to Miss Annie Fober and to them were born four children, two sons and two daughters. In January 1885 he suffered the loss of his wife and in 1886 he was married to Mattie Fober, who became a mother to his family of small children and lovingly cared for them in their tender years.

Mr. Moore was united with the Cascade Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. James Kay when he was seventeen years old. He was ever a faithful and consistent member having served many as trustee and was on the building committee when the new church was built in 1883. Later, and for many years he was on the board of Deacons and held that office until the church was disbanded after the building was destroyed by the disastrous flood of 1925.

Mr. Moore was a public spirited citizen and for a number of years was a director of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, the Cascade Co-Operative Creamery Co. and was active in promotion of the Cascade Fair Association, an enterprise of the decade of the '90s. He was a successful farmer and a leader in the development of agriculture. Thirty-five years ago he was known as a breeder of pedigreed cattle and hogs. He never sought public office, but was at all times respected and trusted by all who knew him regardless of sect or nationality.

In 1915 Mr. Moore sold his farm, retired from farming and built a comfortable home in East Cascade and settled down to enjoy his declining days with his beloved wife and visits from his children and grandchildren. He was a kind and considerate neighbor, a loyal friend and was honored and respected by them. Such was the life record of our friend and fellow citizen as he passed away at the old age of fourscore years thus, one by one our loved ones are taken from life's activities only to form stronger ties in "that house not made by hands".

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife and the following children: Merton F. Moore of Watertown, S. D; William J. Moore of Cascade and Mrs. A. B. (Mollie) Sayles of Fort Dodge. One daughter, Mable, preceeded him in death. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, many relatives and a countless number of sorrowing friends.

He is also preceded in death by his brother, William Moore and three sisters: Mrs. Sarah Croston, Mrs. Mary Taylor and Mrs. Maggie Banghart.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon beginning at 2 o'clock with brief services at the home and 2:30 at the Consolidated Church where the services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Burger, Dean of The University of Dubuque, who preached a very able and sympathetic sermon. This last tribute to a respected friend was very largely attended.

The honorary pallbearers were: George W. Craft, A. P. Hamil, C. H. Macomber, W. A. Fairburn, James Fagan and A. W. Aitchison. The active casket bearers were: Fred J. Kay of Monticello, L. W. Will, George Wassenaar, Albert Fay, _______, C. C. Hotchkiss, F. L. Baldwin and John Patterson. The remains were laid to rest in the family plot in the Protestant Cemetery.

Those who attended the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Sayles and children of Fort Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Moore, Wilbur Moore and Miss Winifred Moore, grandchildren of the deceased, of Chicago; R. C. Williams and family of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Kampman, and Mrs. Wilkinson, Miss Frances Pederson, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Galvin and T. J. Conlin of Dubuque; Mr. and Mrs. George D. Sailor of Lisbon; Mr. and Mrms. Leonard Agnew and daughter of Atallissa, Iowa; Mrs. Robert Lee of Muscatine; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Van Zile of East Dubuque, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles I. Kay, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Kay, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Adamson, Mr. and Mrs. Van Meter, John Liddy, and Leroy Clark of Monticello.

The following copied from Cascade Pioneer - September 9,1 882

Died - On Thursday Sept. 1, 1892 at her residence in Cascade Township, Mrs. Sarah A. Moore aged 80 years 4 months and 29 days.

The deceased was one of the early settlers of Dubuque County, having been a resident here for forty-two years. Her maiden name was Sarah A. Beatty and was born in the county of Tyrone, Ireland April 10, 1812. She came to the United States in 1841 and was married to the late William Moore in the city of New York, by the Rev. A. Perkins, Baptist minister officiating. With her husband she went and settled in Vicksburg, Miss. where they remained until 1850 when they came north and settled at Cascade, Iowa, where she remained up to the time of her death. Mrs. Moore was a lady highly respected in the community. A devout member of the church and a devoted mother to her children. There survive of her immediate family, her sons William Moore of Haywarden and Ezekiel Moore of Cascade, and her daughters, Mrs. John Taylor of Cascade and Mrs. Frank S. Banghart of Maqouketa. All her children were at her bedside when she died. The survivers of her father's family, her sister Mrs. Margaret Barton and brothers, James Beatty of Rowley, Alexander Beatty, David Beatty, John Beatty, Benjamin Beatty and Dickson Beatty living in the vicinity of Cascade. The funeral services took place on Saturday morning Sept.3 at the Baptist church, the Rev. James Hill, assisted the Rev. A. C. Button, the Rev. James McCrea and the Rev. E. B. Downs, officiating. The pallbearers were the aged brothers of the deceased, James, Alexander, David, John, Benjamin and Dickson, who tenderly bore the remains of their beloved sister to her last resting place. The obsequies of the deceased were largely attended. Among relatives from abroad were William Moore, wife and two children of Haywarden, and F. S. Banghart, wife and daughter of Maquoketa.

From The Cascade Pioneer - March 16, 1911


Head Gardener at State Institution at Glenwood Succumbs.

Glenwood, Ia. March 11, 1911 - David Mundell, for some years gardener at the state institution here, died yesterday of cancer. He leaves a wife and one son, aged 10. The remains will be taken to Independence for burial.

Mr. Mundell was formerly gardener at the state institution at Independence. He will be succeeded here by Frank Bender of Independence. Mr. Mundell was a brother of John Mundell of Cascade and for a time was engaged in the shoe business at Monticello.

September 25, 1913 - From Samuel Patterson Obit Son of Richard and Esther Patterson. One of 5 boys - Thomas; Henry; George; John and one girl - Mary (Mrs. Samuel Ganfield).

July 26, 1923 - From Thomas Patterson Obit
Son of Thomas and Anna (Hill) Patterson. Born in White Water Township. Married Della Pierce. Survivors - Widow; Brother- Robert, Charles City; Aunt - Mrs. Mary J. Patterson; Cousins - George and John Patterson and Alma Aitchison.


B. F. Crawford

Copied from a clipping from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald (not dated)


Cascade, Iowa, Oct. 26 -- Benjamin Franklin Crawford, the oldest resident in Cascade was born Oct. 15, 1838, in Townland of Tallybrack Parish of Auguamullen Co., Monoghan, Ireland. He came to America with his parents in March 1850. His two brothers, John and William, came two years earlier. He sailed on the ship Christopher Columbus. At that time the Christopher was the largest sailing vessel to enter New York harbor. It carried 700 passengers and 35 sailors. At the time matches were a new thing, and before leaving Liverpool a friend presented little b with a box of matches as a parting gift. The sailors on the boat knew of this and at once made friends with the little boy. When landing time came the much coveted box of matches was gone, due to the generosity of their little friend.

It took the Christopher Columbus seven weeks to cross the Atlantic. On the voyage over there was one birth and one death. All on board were given a chance to see a burial in mid-ocean. They landed in New York and to use Mr. Crawford's words, "We landed in New York and as I think now it did not seeem as good a city then as Dubuque is now". We then took a Hudson River boat to Albany at which place a large crowd of emigrants were waiting for passage north and west on the railroad and Erie Canal. After waiting some time we got passage on a canal boat to Milikens Bend, a place on the canal half a mile from Royalton Center, our destination. We were all royally received and glad to get a good rest after our long and weary voyage. Royalton Center was a small town surrounded farm and fruit orchards. There were no factories then, the only thing was a very large tannery and a big hotel (tavern as it was called then) with a large dancing hall and saloon attached. It was called Royalton Center House. We got three rooms there and lived two years in them. I attended school for two winters and in summer spent most of my time hoeing corn and doing other jobs at 25 cents per day. In the winter of 1851 there came to town a writing master who gave lessons in our school room which I attended and at the end of the term gave a prize to the best writer. I got the prize and an offer of five dollars a month and board in which I would go with him, but father refused." (Mr. Crawford, despite his 91 years, still writes a beautiful hand and without the slightest tremor.)

"Most of my winter sport was skating. Once or twice every month a few of us would go down to the canal, skate eight miles to Lockport, take a little lunch and then return. A short time before going west an English preacher and temperance lecturer came to the hall to lecture on temperance. The hall was crowded to hear this noted man. Just before the candles were lighted he called to me from where he was sitting behind the speaker's stand and asked me if I would do him a favor. I said 'yes sir'. He handed me a half dollar and said to bring him a pint of good whiskey and let no one see it. He took advantage of my tender years. I ran down to the bar and got a pint for 25 cents, sneaked back and gave it to him and his change, but he told me to keep the 25 cents. Before the hall was lit up I saw him stoop under the stand and take a drink and put the bottle in his pocket. The same work is carried on today by the prohibitionists -- drink it but condemn it.

In the spring of 1852 we started west, we went to Buffalo on the canal and took a steamboat for Chicago. Before leaving Lockport, father bought me a nice 22 rifle which I still have. It was an old style cap gun, but a good one. On our trip to Chicago I had a chance to see all the large lake cities. We ran into a severe storm and had to tie up at Manateu Island. It was an island of timber and filled with deer. I had the good luck to kill my first deer with my new rifle. I made a present of the deer to the captain. A boy of fourteen to kill a deer felt as proud as though he owned the world.

The weather that spring brought much rain over most of the west and walking on the plank walks in Chicago, the water would squirt up on your boots through the opening. At that time Chicago looked to me like a very dirty, ill-kept city and was crowed all the time with western emigration. We took the Illinois Central railroad and got to a place called Cherry Valley about 90 miles from Chicago, as far as the road was built. When we reacher Dunleith about eight-thirty at night the horse ferry was tied up at Dubuque, but we happened to see a man carrying a lantern who gave them a lantern sign and soon after the boat was in Dunleith. The river was very high and dangerous, but we got over safely and after trying a good while found a place to stay at the old Dubuque House on First Street. They had no spare beds so we all slept on the floor.

Dubuque had a very bad siege of cholera that year and one man died in the Dubuque House that night. In the morning we went to John Breakey's, a miner, a relative of my father, who lived on Southern Avenue, then called Dirty Hollow. We stayed with him until the roads improved, so we could reach the end of our long journey, dear old Cascade.

We made our home with John Patterson, an old Irish neighbor, who lived north of town until our own home was built.

The Crawford family cut the timber and hewed 40 logs for the new home. While getting ready to build we moved and lived under a cave where mother cooked mush corn dodger and venison. A large red oak tree was cut down and sawed in two foot blocks, split and made into shingles for the roof of the log cabin. Deer was plentiful at that time. How many I killed in my time I do not know, but I am sure it was fifty. I often went to Dubuque and sold them dressed with hide on for two or three dollars. In 1868 I considered my boyhood days over, for in that year father died and that was our first great trouble. The next year I went south to Madison Parish, state of Louisana. My job was digging ditches for a large plantation owned by Col. Patton, who also owned a sugar plantation 8 miles from New Orleans and another cotton plantation near Vicksburg. There were 160 negroes on the one I was on. The trouble between the North and South was increasing, but we did not hear the daily news. Colonel Patton engaged me to oversee at $100 a month and a horse to ride, but the war spoiled this. The Colonel used to come up from New Orleans, where he lived, nearly every Saturday to gamble and drink. He was a sport and treated me white. A dozen or more planters would play cards Saturday nights until Monday morning with stacks of gold before them and niggers passing the drinks. As war was declared, we had to get out. We all went to Vicksburg and I tried to get passage to St. Louis, but failed. They would not take passengers north, so the Colonel got me a job on a boat, thereby reaching the North. "I then got a notion I would go steamboating. So one evening after supper I got ready and started afoot and alone, and walked to Dubuque (33 miles), and went to the levee and waited for the first boat. Soon the old "Dubuque" tied up. I went aboard and was lucky enough to get a job. The next season I worked on the steamer "New Fall City". The big stock market was then St. Louis, and on one of my trips I happened to be able to save a life. A man from southern Iowa had a bunch of cattle on board. Our boat stopped to take on wood and in those days nearly every landing had a saloon. While loading the wood this man went to the saloon and came back with too large a load and, in going aboard, fell off the gang-plank into the river. I happened to be going in with my load of wood right behind him. I dropped my wood in the water and got hold of a rope hanging on the side of the boat and lowered myelf down until he got hold of my legs. At once a crowd of boys got there and pulled us up.After he found out who saved his life I was treated very well by him. After a while at steamboating Mr. Crawford, being of a versatile nature, engaged in threshing, then the making of molasses. He loved life and music. He bought a violin and was his own teacher. "I improved so well," he states, "that I bought a good violin which I still have. In those days, or nights rather, I used to play or many of the country hops." Of late years I have not practiced any, and a short time ago I made an attempt to play but could not strike a tune.

In the spring of 1877 Crawford Brothers store opened to the public and continued in the mercantile business until 1900, trading their store for an 80-acre farm near Sioux City.

"Securing for Cascade a railroad was the main effort of the citizens," says Mr. Crawford, "and of course I must have a hand in it." So when the survey started, I took an active part and stayed on the job till it was finished. In later years a company was formed to try to get a standard railroad. I was named secretary. But after much time and money spent, the project failed and fell through, and all we have yet is the poor narrow-gauge.

Mr. Crawford also served as caretaker of the Cascade Protestant Cemetery and built the iron fence that now surrounds it. He served for several years as vice president of the Cascade State Bank. In March 1872 he entered the Cascade Masonic lodge No.129, and is today the oldest member having served as a member 57 years. Despite his 91 years, his life is still active in his home, assisting in many details about the garden and house. He owes his longevity to always being happy and taking this old world as it comes. He makes his home with his daughter, Mabel, wife of Dr. T. P. Clark. His daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bisenius, and only son, Clarence, live within a block of their aged parent. Mrs. Crawford passed away five years ago. He has five grandchildren in whom he takes great interest. They are Shelah and T. Patrick Clark, Donald Crawford, and Aletha and Edmund Bisenius.

Lyman Dillon

In 1833 the land west of the Mississippi River was opened for settlement by the U. S. Government. In 1834 the first permanent settlers built cabins in what is now Cascade. In 1837 the U. S. Military Department had surveyors mark out a route from Dubuque to Iowa City, which was then the Capitol of the Iowa Territory. Much of the area between the towns was covered with tall prairie grass with no tracks or paths to follow. The surveyors used spades and shovels to erect mounds of dirt about three feet high at approximately 1/2 mile intervals. In 1839 Lyman Dillon, who was a Cascade resident, was hired to mark the trail by plowing a furrow following the route marked out by the surveyors. He used a large "Breaking Plow" which was pulled by 5 yoke (10 animals) of oxen.

After the furrow was completed Lyman Dillon returned to Cascade where he operated a saw mill and was a carpenter. A child's chair, which he made, is still in existence and presently is at the Jones County Historical Museum.

Lyman Dillon died December 8, 1857, and is buried in the Cascade Protestant Cemetery.

From the Jones County History - 1879 Dillon received $3.00 per mile for plowing the furrow from Dubuque to Iowa City.

"Red" Faber Day Classic

From the Cascade Pioneer - October 14, 1920

Greatest Crowd in History of Game Sees "Red" Faber in Action and Cascade Wins Game.

Bordering closely upon what might be termed a classic in baseball, nearly 4,000 people saw Red Faber and the Cascade Ball team win a great game from the fast Dubuque White Sox last Sunday afternoon. The score was 3 to 2.

In every detail the event was a marvelous success. While the local management expected a good crowd and made provision for a big attendance by providing seats down the sidelines and out beyond the fielding zone, the attendance went a thousand to fifteen hundred beyond the expectations, and long before the game was called every available space was occupied by people and automobiles lined hub to hub in a great circle enclosing the diamond in a vast corral. The grand stand was packed like a well filled sardine box.

People were there from such distant places as Clinton, Bellevue, Cedar Rapids, Oelwein, Sioux City, and all the nearby towns were practically uninhabited during the eventful afternoon, including nearly a thousand from Dubuque.

The day and the attendance was undoubtedly a tribute to Urban "Red" Faber and his great reputation as one of the leading baseball pitchers of the United States, whose home town is Cascade. The people seized the opportunity to see him in action, and another feature of his increased popularity is in the fact that in the recent exposed scandal which shook baseball circles to its foundation, the name of Urban "Red" Faber was never mentioned in any manner with the unsavory record, and the desire to see the "square guy" was in the mind of many people. The ovation he received when he arrived on the grounds was immense.

The crowd began to arrive at the ball grounds at noon in order to secure a good place to see the game, and from that time on the streams of automobiles and people on foot besieged the gates. It was a knock-out. The day was an ideal one for motoring which helped a great deal.

Credit for the arrangement of the game and the details must be given to manager Joe Bisenius and Al Faber, ably assisted by members of the club. Joe had charge of the grounds arrangements and Al secured the White Sox engagement and did the advertising and we will tell the world it was successfully and faithfully done.

Another good feature was the unusual satisfaction given. The attendants not only saw the world series champion of 1917 and the man who came back strong as ever in 1920, but they saw a high class ball game that was not won until the last run came over in the 9th. While Red was ruthless with the White Sox sluggers, there are always breaks in the best kind of ball games, and the fast working Dubuquers were quick to take advantage of every opening. Hence the happy thought of securing the Dubuque Sox for the game instead of some less important team was a pleasant and enjoyable surprise for the guests of the day. They saw a game worth going miles to see in addition to the "big ace" of the baseball world.

The game opened with Forrest Plass, Dubuque's well known umpire in charge. The White Sox went to bat first. L. McDonough struck out with just three balls offered. Young went down and out with a grounder, third to first. J. Schlueter's futile connection got no further than Red's mit and was thrown out at first. "Red" threw just eleven balls.

In the fifth Selander got a hit and was forced out by R. McDonough. Meyers drove one at McFarland that went through to left center. McDonough went to third on the throw. Meyers went to second and McDonough scored on Forkes infield out. A. McDonough out shortstop to first. Urban Faber struck out in Cascade's half of the fifth. McFarland was hit by Forkes, Lane went out pitcher to first on a sacrifice, sending Pakey along to second. Oster was safe on Carl Schlueter failing to hold the throw. Al Faber belted one for a single and scored Parkey. R. Bisenius was caught out by the shortstop.

After that spasms it was, a series of strike outs for the Sox and some near scoring for the home team. In the seventh and eighth with men on, Cascade kept Forkes and the Sox crowd busy to prevent more scoring.

The ninth was the real battleground of the contest. "Red" retired Joe Schlueter with three fast ones. Altman eased one over to field where Joe Bisenius operates, and after a long run Joe was about to wrap his grub hooks around it when one of his piston rods missed a stroke and Joseph fell on his face and Altman landed on third. Carl Schlueter fell a victim to the speed demon and went back to where the bats repose. Then Selander popped one in the air in front of the plate that Red lost in the sun and Altman scored. R. McDonough whiffed.

When Cascade came to bat in their last half the score was two to one in favor of the visitors, the big show was ours but the laurel was on the other fellow's brow. But "Red" went to bat and with two strikes on him he cracked one that soared beyond the ken of human eye, over the bleachers and automobiles in right field and did not stop rolling until it was within ten feet of the river bank. "Red" naturally thought that the usual league rules prevailed and started around the bases on a dog trot with what was supposed to be a home run. But someone had told Plass that the ruling would be that the runner could take as many bases as he could make before the ball was returned and "Red" was stopped at third. Had he been told that, he could have made the four bases safely. However McFarland lined a blue streak at Altman, who nipped it nicely. Lane bunted along the third base line, and "Red" ducked for home. McDonough, the third sacker in trying to catch him, hit "Red" in the back. The score tied the game. Oster hit a fast one and sent Lane to third. Al Faber then walloped a peach into left field and brought Lane home with the winning score closely followed by Oster whose score does not count under the rules that terminates a game. The score officially being 3 to 2.

(The rule that terminates a game is found in Rule 22, section 2. When Lane touched the plate safely the game was terminated automatically)

On "Red" Faber's second appearance at bat, the game was called while J. H. Devaney, on behalf of the Cascade Ball Association, presented him with a handsome automobile robe,which "Red" gracefully acknowleged and the multitude cheered.

Capt. John Sullivan


Cascade, Iowa, August 30, 1922.

To the Editor,

As I am the oldest man now living born in Jones County I will take the liberty of giving you a little of the history of this end of the county at a time when I knew every man in the county. My father, John O'Sullivan, came to Dubuque in the spring of 1836 and took up a claim one mile west of Ballyclaugh, but a man by the name of James Regan jumped the claim and so in the spring of 1837, he came over into what afterwards became Richland Township in Jones County, and took up a claim in section three. He put up a house in the northeast corner of the northwest quarter of section three, where I was born October 19, 1840.

In 1838 my father drove a team of six yoke of oxen from Cascade to Iowa City. Charles Johnson had the contract. The same year he helped William Moore to build his house.In July 1839 William Moore went to Dubuque for his marriage license in order that he might wed Miss Alvira Neal. He stopped at Hempstead (now called Fillmore) to secure the services of Squire Hamilton to perform the ceremony, which was set for the next day. Moore left with the Squire to call on my father on his way and promised that father would go with him to show him the way to Moore's house, as father was one of the invited guests. When they reached Moore's residence the Squire found that he was in the territory of Jones County and could not perform the marriage and so they all started to walk to the Dubuque County line where the ceremony might legally be performed. All walked except the Squire who was horseback. He proposed that the bride ride his horse but she said she could stand it to walk if her intended husband could. So they walked north to the county line, northwest of where John Kurt now lives and where a cottonwood tree used to stand and were married. My father in referring to it said that it was a terribly hot day.

My father helped to build a log house on what is now the William Aitchison farm and which used to be known as the Frank Hicks farm in Lovell Township, it being where George Green, recently dead was born, August 21, 1840. The same fall of 1839, father helped James McLaughlin build his house in Castle Grove Township where James W. McLaughlin was born May 10, 1840. The first white child born in Jones County was a girl named Overacker near Olin in March 1840. (Corbit's history of Jones County names the first child born in Jones county as Mrs. Rebecca Merrit, a daughter of Joseph Merrit, who was born 2 miles west of Olin, January 5, 1839, and who was living when the history was published in 1910, at Sturgis, South Dakota. Ed.)

The other early children born in the county in order of their birth were Mary Moore, the first child of William and Alvira Neal Moore, born April 10, 1840; James W. McLaughlin May 10, 1840 (Here again the county history does not coincide with the recollection of Mr. Sullivan, for it gives the date of birth of James McLaughlin as May 31, 1839. Ed.) Anne Curley, born in Whitewater township May 1840, now known as Mrs. Anna Mulvihill and who lives in Cascade; George W, Green born in Lovell township August 21, 1840, and who died on the 16th of this month; a daughter of Daniel Vernel, the first settler of Monticello, afterwards married to Barret Van Winkle, born Qctober 20, 1840, in the hamlet of Monticello. John D. Sullivan born in October 29, 1840 in Richland township.

In 1841 father built a house just east of where the stone house now stands on the Monticello-Cascade road owned by Tony Knepper which has always been known as the Sullivan farm. In 1860 I taught school in Molly Moore's district. I thought then it would be handy and I might see Molly often but she had a fellow and I had no opportunity of telling my intentions, as I am rated as being very bashful, having been married three times.

Signed- Capt. John Sullivan

Schools Records Inventory



East Cascade Student Records - 1911-1913
East Cascade Census Book - 1895-1920

West Cascade District 1960 School Census -
West Cascade Minute Book - 1957-1958
West Cascade Minute & Treasurer Book - 1957-1960

Cascade Township Student Records -
1897-1905; 1911-1917; 1934-1940.

District # 1 (Hillside)-1940-1943; 1954-1958; 1957-1960.

District # 3 (Hazel Valley) - 1913-1923; 1924-1934; 1948-1949; 1952-1956; 1956-1957.

District # 8 (Cedar Valley) - 1921-1932; 1932-1938; 1938-1946; 1946-1952; 1952-1953; 1954-1957; 1957-1958; 1958-1959; 1959-1960.

Washington Twnp. - Jones Co. Student Records - 1906-1910
Washington Twnp. - Jones Co. Student Records - 1907-1911
Washington Twnp. - Jones Co. Student Records -
District # 1 - 1912-1915
District # 1 - 1916-1919
District # 1 - 1919-1925
District # 1 - 1925-1935
District # 1 - 1935-1936
Washington Twnp. - Jones Co. - Minute Book - 1956 - 1960

Butler Township - Jackson County - Student Records - 1900-1903; 1902-1907; 1908-1910; 1916-1922; 1923-1927; 1927-1929; 1928-1936;
Butler Township # 3 - Student Records 1938 - 1947
Butler Township # 3 - School Register - 1936/37; 1937/38; 1951/52; 1952/53; 1954/55; 1955/56;

Prairie Creek Twnp. (Bernard Dist) -
Student Records-1947-1951

Whitewater Twnp. School Census - 1924/1948
Whitewater Twnp. # 3 (St. Marys) Student Records- 1912/1918; 1925-1951
Whitewater Township Minute Book - 1928-1939; 1943-1948; 1948-1953; 1953-1956

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