Lincoln Township

From the 1882 and 1907 Pottawattamie County Histories

Lincoln Township is located on the Eastern tier of Pottawattamie County and is bordered by Cass County on the West, Wright Township of Pottawattamie County on the South, Layton Township on the north and Valley Township on the East. It comprises no major cities, however, it is a full congressional township.

The first election held was in November 1876, when the following were selected to office: W. A. Clapp, clerk; H. B. Jack, Samuel I. Pope and Andrew McCormick, trustees, and Joseph Battersley, Justice of the Peace.

In 1882, township officers were: W. A. Clapp, clerk; George Woods, John A. Frank and Andrew McCormick, trustees; W. E. Bartley and A. J. Chase, justices of the peace; and Charles Morehead and William Burkhather, constables.

By 1907, the following held office: Jacob Carbuhn, Carl Rothwisch and Geo. Hardenburg, trustees; M. E. Reimer, clerk; Thos. Peterson and John Goetsch, justices of the peace; H. P. Jacobson, assessor.

By 1907, there were six bridges built at the cost of the county and three of them spanned over Big Walnut Creek, while the other two covered Little Walnut and Graybill creek.


  • Settlers: Wm. H. Painter, Patrick Howard, H. B. Jack, W. A. Clapp, Samuel I. Pope, John A. Frank, Elias Yeoman, Christ Dramyer, John A. Chipman, Wm. Linkletter, Geo Woods, Charles Mamfer, Geo. Roberts and R. M. Allen
  • Schools: nine by 1907 — all 24 X 36 feet, one story in height, and frame. First one built in the district was in 1874 and known as the
    “Dromyer School.”
  • Road: Patrick Howard made the first wagon trail ever made from Walnut, on the Rock Island, into Lincoln Township.
  • Prominent Citizens: George Eichhorn, A. E. Young, B. Geiss, and Fred Swengle
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