Within the following townships of Harvey County, the earliest settlers appeared in 1871. In Highland Twp, there were Hengst, Patterson, Sharp, Berry, Livingston, Hackney, Johnson, Elwood, Caveny, Davis, and others. In Lake Twp, there were McMurray, Patterson, Gorgas, and others. In Burrton Twp, there were Blades and others. In Emma Twp, there were Bean, Munger, Webster, and others. In Walton Twp, there were Kline and others. In Pleasant Twp, there were Harlan, Ray, Owen, Shelden, Kettle, Denny, Chamberlain, Powell, and others. In Newton Twp, there were Baker and Perkins. Photo from HCHM collection.