History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/David C. Early
DAVID C. EARLY was one of the first settlers in Sac County, having ventured across the wild prairies to that region as early as May, 1856. He and his companion found a beautiful grove and staked off a claim, while Mr. Early went on foot to Sioux City to enter the land. His partner in the meantime was cutting logs for a cabin. It took Early six days to make the trip; as there were no bridges he had to wade the creeks and sloughs. There were but four or five cabins in the county, and they had the pick of as fine a country as the sun ever shone upon. Mr. Early taught the first school in the county, and soon after was appointed deputy treasurer, transacting the business of the office. He has remained in the county nearly fifty years, taking an active part in its development, the securing of railroads, and building up the nourishing town of Sac City. He was a native of Ohio, having been born in Brown County, April 21, 1830. He studied law and was admitted to the bar before he left that State.