1872 Polk County Map
Polk County

The Pioneers of Polk County, Iowa

This book does not contain the usual biographies of the individuals, rather it contains events in their lives as “pioneers” of Polk County. These were published in the Sunday Register and Leader, during the years of 1904-6; and the author of the book, compiled and published them in two books.

Cyrus A Mosier
Polk County

Biography of Cyrus Mosier

A conspicuous person among the early settlers was Cyrus A. Mosier, or Cy., as he was better known among them.

Ira Cook
Polk County

Biography of Ira Cook

A very prominent man in Des Moines in the early days was Ira Cook. He came to Davenport in 1836,

Samuel Green
Polk County

Biography of Samuel Green

If the early settlers who helped to build the town, few were better known, though very quiet and unostentatious, than

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