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First Walker War Casualty, Peter Ludvigson, was killed by the Indians in 1865 three miles south of Sterling. WM. D. and Daniel B. Funk located on Six-Mile Creek in 1872 dug irrigation ditches for farming. Families came later. A Manti branch of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized in 1874. WN. B. Petty, President Dixon & Bunts operated first store. Samuel Trenner M. D. was first school teacher. Jane Snow, Catherine Edwards, Fanny Kenner were midwives.