Frank Cottrell, a farmer and stock raiser on section 30 , was born in Bureau county, Illinois, on the 26th of August 1857, and is the son of John and Cordelia (Burnham) Cottrell. He was married on December 18, 1879, to Miss Ida Wolfersberger, a daughter of Charles and Susannah Wolfersberger. They have one child — Blanche.
Frank and his wife came to Beaver township in March, 1881, and settled on his present location. He raises stock of various kinds, and has some shorthorns, of which the Duke of Fordland, a very valuable animal, is at the head. He owns three hundred and twenty acres of land and a fine grove of some four acres. He has a stock-well over fifty feet deep, and every convenience for raising stock.
Source: History of Guthrie and Adair counties, Iowa : together with sketches of their towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of old settlers and representative citizens ; History of Iowa : embracing accounts of the prehistoric races, and a brief review of its civil, political and military history; Springfield, Ill: Continental Hist. Co., 1884.