1871 Business Directory for the Cities and Villages of Kane County, IL

©Transcribed by Kim Torp

City of Aurora:

Attorneys at Law

  • B.F. Parks, River Street, over Mix & Miller's Bank
  • Charles Wheaton, No. 28 Broadway
  • N.F. Nichols, No. 5 Broadway
  • A.G. McDole, No. 28 Broadway
  • C.J. Metzner, No. 50 Broadway
  • A.C. Little, No. 26 Broadway
  • Canfield & Sherwin, No. 42 River Street
  • B.F. Fridley, Fridley's Hall, head of Oak Street

Banking Houses

  • Mix & Miller, No. 51 River Street
  • Volintine & Williams, Bankers, River Street
  • Bishop & Coulter, Union National Bank, Broadway

U.S. Intern'l Rev. Department

  • James G. Barr, Asst. U.S. Assessor and Conveyancer
  • W.B. Allen, U.S. Internal Revenue Collector

Printing & Publishing Houses

  • Knickerbocker & Hodder, Aurora Beacon, 26 & 28 Broadway
  • Barnes & Owen, Aurora Herald, opp. P.O. Building

Purchasing Agency

  • Thomas E. Hill, Chicago Purchasing Agent for Aurora & other towns on Fox River. Office up stairs - Hill's Building, corner of Fox & Broadway, Aurora

Insurance Business

  • S.D. Brady, President Aurora Fire Insurance Co.
  • J.B. Hall, Secretary Aurora Fire Insurance Co.
  • Michael Lies, General Insurance Agent

Real Estate Business

  • S. Town & Son, Real Estate, Insurance & Loan Brokers - Island, Stolp's Block
  • David Iliff, Real Estate & Insurance Agent

Mills & Manufactories

  • J.G. Stolp, Aurora Woolen Mills, Island
  • R.J. Smith
  • J.G. Brown, North Aurora manufacturing Co.
  • Geo. Russell

Physicians & Surgeons

  • O.D. Howell, Residence, cor Root & Main Sts. Office, No. 24 Main St.
  • D.W. Young, No. 15 Broadway
  • A. Hard ???

Hardware & Crockery

  • Dealers Agricultural Implements, &c.
  • Wm. A. Tanner & Son, No. 31 River St.
  • John Reising, Broadway, Hardware & Crockery
  • Titsworth & Thatcher, Broadway, Hardware & Agric. Implements
  • J. Goodwin, No. 47 River St. Wholesale & Retail

Grocers & Produce

  • Pierpont & Dickens, Main St. Groceries, Crockery, etc.
  • I.W. Rice & Brother, Broadway. Groceries, Crockery, Willow Ware, &c.
  • Lyman Baldwin, of Lawrence & Baldwin, No. 33 River St.
  • A. Betting & Co. No. 16 South Broadway
  • J.F. Thorworth, No. 27 North Broadway
  • McLallen & Beard, corner Broadway & Main St.
  • Adam Schlager, River St. between Galena & downer. WIndes, Liquours, etc.
  • O'Donnell Brothers, Main St. WHolesale & Retail
  • S.W. Gilbert, 71 South River St. next door to City Hotel

Dental Surgeons

  • C.M. Wilkie, Office over First Nat. Bank, corner main & Broadway Sts., East Aurora
  • A.C. Ferre, Office No. 17 Broadway

General Merchandise

  • D.W. & G. H. Stockwell, 38 River St. Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery, Carpeting, Hats, Caps, Boots & Shoes, etc.

Jewelers

  • J.B. Jenkins, with J.R. Underwood, No. 16 Fox 8 Fine Watches, Silverware, etc.
  • J.H. Durran, No. 28 River St.
  • Morse & Miller, No 7 Broadway

Merchant Tailoring, Gents Furnishing Goods

  • S. Felsenheld. "Temple of Fashion," NO. 3 Broadway. Hats, Caps and full asst. constantly on hand.
  • C.H. Reeves, Broadway. Find read made clothing
  • Wm. McMicken & Co. No 39 River St. Hats, caps and clothes, fine assortment.
  • John Stoll, No. 18 North Broadway

Coal & Wood Dealers

 

Hotels

  • Benjamin Bisby, Empire House
  • W.L. Dunn, Huntoon House
  • Charles Davis, City Hotel
  • Robt. Nasser, Fitch House

Livery

  • Jenks & Van Vleet, La Salle St.

Meat Market

  • L. Hayward, No. 4N. Borady N., Stock & Poultry
  • Charles Weinaug, No. 17 N. Broadway
  • Jno. C. Kottler
  • T.S. Unfried, No. 3 N. Broadway
  • Dunn & Edwards, cor. Galena & River Sts.

Saloons

  • John Steinhauser, cor. La Salle & Main Sts.
  • Daniel Freese, NO. 19 N. Broadway
  • August Buob, No. 5, New York st.
  • Nicolas Kisch, North Broadway
  • Dapprich & Garms, No. 19 South Broadway
  • J. Koole, No. 14 North Broadway
  • John Glaspie
  • J.U. Rutishauser, No.13 Broadway
  • Michael Hassett, No. 15 North

Miscellaneous Business

  • D.W. Hurd, 41 & 43 River St. Drugs, books, wall papers, etc.
  • B.W. Gates
  • Hoyt & Brother, Founders & Machinists
  • Geo. B. Charles, County School Superntendent.
  • W.H. Watson, No. 28 Broadway, wholesale & retail Book'r and Stat., Paper Hanging & Window shades.
  • S. McCarty, Capitalist
  • Rising & Simmons, 35 River St., Manufacturer & dealers in boots & shoes
  • Merrill & Van Nortwick, cor. Galena & Lake Strs, lumber dealers
  • Plain & Co., No.55 North Broadway, wholesale liquor dealers
  • B.Berthold, Aurora Stone Quarry on Broadway.
  • D.C. Pratt, No. 48 Broadway, portrait & landscape photographer & dealer in picture frames, albums, etc.
  • Gilbert & Kemp, cor River & Downer Place, manufacturers & dealers in Harness, saddles, whips, trunks, buffalo robes, etc. Cash paid for hides & pelts.
  • Geo. Perrigo, Downer Place Sts. Wagon Manuf.
  • Wm Marne, Main St. manufacturer of cigars and dealer of all kinds smokers articles.
  • Sanford Hardy, N.Y. St. near E. Depot, Coal Dealer
  • Isaac Martin, No. 25 Broadway, Billiard Hall
  • T. Stickle, E. Aurora, Ill, Designer & dealer in marble
Batavia:
Dry Goods
  • F.H. Buck, Batavia Ave.
  • S.A. Woolcott, Island
Dry Goods and Groceries
  • J.J. Minium, Wilson St.
Groceries
  • E.K. Green, Batavia Ave.
  • Burton Brothers, Batavia Ave.
  • Corning & Earl, Batavia Ave.
Hardware
  • Thomas Meredith, Wilson St.
Boots & Shoes
  • James Alexander, Batavia Avenue
Furniture
  • O.M. Tomle, Wilson St.
Bankers
  • William Coffin, President First National Bank
Hotel
  • C.E. Smith, Proprietor Revere House, Batavia, Ave.
Attorney
  • J.W. Eddy, State Senator - Res. west side
Physicians
  • L.M. Burroughs, Res. Union Avenue
  • D.K. Town, Res. Batavia Avenue
  • H.W. Williams, physician - nursery and fruit.
Lumber Dealer
  • E.S. Town - Island
Merchant Tailor
  • A.P. Anderson, Wilson Street
Photographer
  • L.M. Whitney, Batavia Avenue & 1st Street
Insurance
  • Geo. C. Partridge, Firm Partridge & George, Island
Markets
  • Charles Leopold, Wilson Street
  • Parce & Grover, River Street
News Depot & Restaurant
  • William Russell, Island
Sewing Machines
  • M.S. Kessler, Batavia Avenue
Manufacturers
  • John Van Nortwick, Pres. Batavia Paper Manuf. Co. Res. Batavia Ave.
  • D.B. Cornell, Batavia Paper Manufacturing Co.
  • D.C. Newton, firm of Newton & Co.
  • E.C. Newton, firm of Newton & Co.
  • Levi Newton, firm of Newton & Co., Challenge Mill Co. east side, near McKee & Moss' Mills.
  • L.P. Barker, Proprietor Stone Quarries
  • B. Danforth, Horse Nail Factory - Island
  • D. Halladay, Sec'y U.S. Wind Engine & Pump Co.
  • L.C. Carlow, prop. Hay Press, east side
  • John McGuire, Blacksmith, River Street
  • W.M. Gregg, Blacksmith, River Street
Mechanics
  • H. Blakeslee, Mason, east side
  • John S. Ball
  • Wm. Stewart, Wrks. Challenge Mill Co.
  • E.A. Parkhurst, Wrks. Challenge Mill Co.
  • A.H. Armstrong, Wrks. Challenge Mill Co.
  • E.S. Smith, Postmaster, Res. north end Batavia Av.
  • Towne Brothers, Proprietors Village Farm
  • Samuel Lockwood, Capitalist, Batavia Av.
  • G.W. Fowler, retired merchange, east side
  • S.B. Town, farmer
  • Augustus McDonald, farmer
  • T.P. Cleveland, Station Agent C.B. & Q.R.R.
  • Robert Scoville, Employee Ill. C.R.R. Co Chicago
  • A.W. Bull, Corporation Trusteee, Van Buren St.
  • C.B. Condee, Res. Washington St. east side
  • N.S. Young
  • Winslow Kaster
  • John Roney
Blackberry:
Attorneys at Law
  • C.H. White
  • W.R.S. Hunter
  • F.G. Garfield
Dry Goods and Groceries
  • Gray & Warne
  • Read & Cone
Drugs, Paints, Oils, Boots
  • Spalding & Hughes
Drugs & Groceries
  • Mcnair & Lewis
Agricultural Implements
  • Elisha Warne
Dealers in Agricultural Implements, Grain, Hay & Live Stock
  • Willis & Swain
Hotel
  • J.O. Hurd, south of Depot
Cabinet Maker
  • William Warner
Blacksmiths
  • McElhose & Johnson
Jeweler
  • Thomas Pooley
Harness Maker
  • H. Page (or Gage)
Saloons
  • A.L. Chase
  • James Crow

Carpentersville: 

  • J.A. Carpenter, Manufacturer
  • W.W. Norton, Machinist
  • J. Sead, Iron Moulder
  • Robert Burney, Pump Maker
  • S.Dahlbom, Manufacturer Agricultural Implements, Sickels and Sickel Sections
  • E.A. Smith, Sash Door and Blind Manuractory
  • B.T. McEwen, carpenter
  • T.A. Dillon, Miler
  • Geo. Marshall, Ill. Iron and Bolt Works

Clinton:

  • Dry Goods, Groceries, &c.: George Works
  • Hardware, Tinware, &c.: T.S. Morgan
  • Clinton Mills: William Panton
  • Paper Mills: B. Hagelon
  • Fox River Tannery: Gahan & Hutchenson
  • Meat Market: John Dietrich
  • Coopering: C. Klack
  • Agent C&N.W. RR: A.W. Harding
  • Miller: A.H. Hammond
  • Stone & Lime: Stephen Ulsaver
Dundee:
Physicians and Surgeons
  • Goodwin & Crabtree
  • S.F. Cleveland
  • B.D. II Goff
Publishers Dundee Weekly
  • Thew & Brickley
Staple & Fancy Dry goods
  • H.E. Hunt
Dry Goods, Boots, SHoes
  •  Smith Brothers
Drugs (Groceries, School Books, Wall papers)
  • J. Oatman
Groceries and Meat Market
  • F. Roehl
Hardware
  • T. Barrows & Co.
Hardware, Milk Cans, & Agricultural Implements
  • H.G. Torrence & Son
Pianos, Organs, Sewing Machines
  • A.M. Dunton
Proprietor Dundee House
  • James Wardle
Blacksmith & Wagon Maker
  • E.A. Hendricks
Blacksmith
  • Charles Martin
Manufacturer of Brick
  • Fred. Fierke

Lodi: 

  • Physician: Alfred Alphonso
  • Justice: Frank McMaster
  • Lumber, Paints, Oils: F.C. Van Black
  • Hardware, Groceries: J.F. Lathrop
  • Drugs & Groceries: C.E. Smiley
  • Manufact'r of Boots & Shoes: E.P. Robertson
  • Builder: Thos. W. Mack
  • Wheelwright: E.O. Rood
  • Hotel: Henry Erwin
  • Livery: Martin Foster

Montgomery: 

  • John Jameson, Staple & Fancy Grocer, Wood & Willow Ware & general merchandizing
  • Richard Loucky, Machinist
  • R. Richardson, Firm of P.& R. Richardson
  • D.W.C. Smith, foreman to Sash Factory
  • C.H. Waughn, Carpenter & Joiner
  • G. Campbell, Mechanic
  • Adam Phye, Justice of the Peace
  • C. Danforth, Farmer

See Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles Directories

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Source: 1871 Atlas and History of Kane County, Illinois by Thompson & Everts, Geneva, Illinois 1872, pp. 121-125