Illinois Genealogy Trails
Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Early Businesses and Manufacturing


The Apple River Flour Mill
Contributed by Jean Lavin

apple river flour mill

Apple River Blacksmith

Apple River Blacksmith

Henry Berg Meat Market
George Kesler - Photographer Stockton IL

Henry Berg Meat Market

Elizabeth Eby Mill
Postcard contributed by Bonnie Selig

Elizabeth Eby Mill

Old Hickory Wagon Factory
Apple River

Old Hickory Wagon Factory

Henry J. Schwantz
Rawleigh Dealer
Elizabeth IL

Henry Schwantz Rawleigh

C.W. Duerrstein, Blacksmith
This is the C.W. Dueerstein Blacksmith in Galena.
The sign reads "General Blacksmith - Wagon Work - All Kinds of reparing"

Galena Blacksmith

Interstate Light and Power
Galena IL

Interstate Light Power.jpg

John H. Pooley, Photographer
In 1874, Mr. John H. Pooley moved to Galena from Scales Mound Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. In May of 1875, he bought the photograph gallery of William Barner. In June of 1876, Mr. Polley closed his gallery and joined Mr. Edward W. Peirce at his gallery on Main Street. Later that year, Peirce sold out to Pooley. Mr. Pooley continued the business until 1878 when he was joined by Mr. McGrath ; this partnership continuing for most of that year. Early in 1890, Pooley sold out to William F. Scheerer.
[Source: "Photographers of Galena, Illinois by Stephen Repp, 1984" ]


H. White Jeweler and Optician
white jeweler


T.D. Shipton


Shipton Collection

Hanover Woolen Mills

Woolen Mills

Niemeyer Block
Drugs, Paints & Stationery

Erected 1908

Stockton Niemeyer.jpg

A.M. Smith
Drug Store & Soda Fountain

AS Smith Druggist

Kraft Cheese Factory

J.L. (James Lewis) Kraft bought his first Cheese Factory, and started making cheese in 1914, in Stockton,IL. The Kraft Family (macaroni and cheese) has lots of ties to Stockton. They are having a Family Reunion June 19-21, 2014. He bought and sold cheese in Canada and Chicago.

Information from Judy Van Huizen


Hotel Ray
Stockton IL Built in 1908


Abandoned Galena Warehouse
South Main St., Galena, IL

Warren Creamery

Warren Creamery


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