Michigan History MagazineSpring 1937
Vol. 21 No. 2
A FEW REMINISCENCES OF MY LIFE
By Eugene Brady
As told to his daughter, Ethel (Brady) Stage
Review: George Brady was an early settler and one of the founders of Mecosta Co, Michigan. He was not the first settler in Mecosta County.
It is believed he suggested the name Mecosta after the Potawatomi Chief. He also helped organize and name Aetna Township where he lived.
According to "The Portrait and Biographical Album of 1883" Ira Mitchell (born 4 Jun 1855) was the first white child born in Aetna Township and his cousin Alice Brockway (born 12 Feb 1853) was the first white child born in Mecosta County. Ira maybe the first white boy born in Mecosta County and Alice the first girl.