1875 A. T. Andreas Atlas
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From Faith and Fortunes: An Encyclopedia of Dubuque County, by Randy Lyon, p. 234
James H. Devaney (Dec. 23, 1870-Monticello, IA, Oct. 9, 1957) Bank president. Devaney, the operator of a furniture, hardware and finally an undertaking business, held the office of vice president of the Cascade State Bank for forty-eight years. he was secretary of the Dubuque County Fair Board for three years and chaired Cascade's reconstruction committee following the disastrous flood of 1925. Devaney promoted the community as the first president of the Commercial Club. He was also one of the organizers of the Cascade Council of the Knights of Columbus and served as its first grand knight. In 1917, Devaney was elected state deputy at Council Bluffs and served two terms. Chosen the supreme director for Iowa at a meeting in Philadelphia in 1926, he served eighteen years as a member of the Supreme Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus.
Peter A. Koob (Cascade, IA, July 5, 1876-Monticello, IA, Oct. 31, 1954) Funeral director. One of Iowa's oldest morticians, holding license 101, Koob was a former president of the Iowa Funeral Directors' Association. For twenty years, he was a partner with J. H. Devaney, Sr. in the firm known as Koob & Devaney.
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