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James Archer

James Archer, dealer in lumber, grain and coal, established business July 12th, 1869; was born in Scotland in 1828; came to America in 1842, and located in Rockford, Ill.; from there he removed to Fayette county, Iowa; thence to Waverly, Iowa, where he was engaged in the lumber business three years. In 1869, he removed to Cherokee, and engaged in business as above. He has been a member of the town council, and has served several terms on the school board.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


S. B. Allen

S. B. Allen, proprietor City Hotel, was born in Washington county, New York, in 1832; came west in 1868, and located in Buchanan county, Iowa, where he remained until the spring of 1881, when he removed to Cherokee and engaged in business as above.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


C. Allison

C. Allison, senior member of the firm of Allison Brothers, dealers in dry goods, notions, boots and shoes, was born in Wisconsin in 1846; received his education at Madison, Wisconsin. He went to Nevada; where he was foreman of the Opher mine for several years; thence came back to Eldora, Ia., and in 1873 he came to Cherokee and established his present business.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


H. Allison

H. Allison, junior member of the above firm, was born in Wis. in 1857. In 1869 he went to California, where he remained until he came to Cherokee. These gentlemen intend to erect a brick building, 30x100 feet, the coming spring.

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Joseph Beck

Joseph Beck, dealer in general hardware, established business in 1877. He was born in Germany in 1838; came to America in 1864, and engaged in wagon making and the hardware business in Jackson county, Ia., in 1872; removed to Marcus in 1877. He at present is town trustee of that place. He married Margaret Smith of Germany, in 1867. They have five children - Joseph, Kate, Bennie, Laura and George.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


D. W. Benway

D. W. Benway, dealer in furniture of all kinds, established business in June, 1881. He was born in Massachusetts in 1849; from there he removed to Wisconsin; thence to Independence, Iowa. In 1877 he came to Cherokee, and for a time was proprietor of the City Hotel. In June, 1881, he engaged in business as above.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


Charles Blaesser

Charles Blaesser, barber, also dealer in tobacco and cigars, was born in Germany in 1845; came to America in 1866, and located at Milwaukee, Wis. In 1874 he removed to Cherokee and engaged in business as above. He married Regina Schmidt, of Wis. They have two children - Walter A. and Charles H.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


E. S. Block

E. S. Block, dealer in clothing, hats, caps, and gent's furnishing goods, trunks, valises, etc., etc., was born in Bohemia in 1848; came to America, and engaged in the clothing business in New York City; from there he went to Arkansas; thence to Nebraska City, and after traveling throughout the west, he, in 1876, located in Cherokee, and engaged in business as above.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


Thomas S. Brown

Thomas S. Brown, blacksmith, was born in Massachusetts in 1852; when he was four years of age he came to Cherokee, where he has since resided.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


N. T. Burroughs

N. T. Burroughs, of the firm of Scribner, Burroughs & Co., bankers, was born in Michigan in 1840; moved to la. in 1869, and engaged in the real estate business. In 1872 he entered business as above; is also extensively engaged in the raising of fine stock. Married Addie H. Phipps in 1873.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


W. B. Chick

W. B. Chick, dealer in groceries, fruits and provisions, established business in 1872; was born in Maine in 1848; came to Michigan in 1868, and two years later he came to Cherokee. He enlisted in the first Maine light artillery, and served two years and three months. He has been three terms county auditor of Cherokee county.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


C. F. Collier

C. F. Collier, of the firm of C. F. Collier & Son, dealers in dry goods, groceries, clothing and furniture, (business established in 1876), was born in Mass, in 1830; moved to Vt. in 1839; thence to Illinois in 1853; thence to Dubuque, Ia., in 1862, and engaged in railroading. He married Lydia Dow in 1854, and has two children - Fred F. and Luther D. F. F. C. was bcrn in Ill., in 1856; moved to Marcus in 1876, and engaged in the above business. He was elected city marshal in 1880.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


John Collins

John Collins, of the firm of Collins & Minor, was born in Kentucky in 1852; came to Clayton county, Iowa, when quite young, where he lived until 1875, when he came to Cherokee, and for a time was engaged in farming. He married Fannie F. Pearson. They have three daughters.

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Carlton Corbett

Carlton Corbett, of the firm of Corbett & Whitmore, dealers in real estate, was born in Massachusetts, August 12th, 1831. In January, 1856, he came west and located in Cherokee; has held the office of county recorder and treasurer, and is one of the pioneers of Cherokee county.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


J. H. Davenport

J. H. Davenport, county surveyor of Cherokee county, was born in New York in 1838; came to Michigan in 1856, thence to this state, and in 1860 located at Cherokee. He was elected to his present office in 1866, and has held the office almost continuously since; has also been superintendent of schools of this county and served three years in the U. S. army in the Indian department.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


John Ernster

John Ernster, of the firm of Erneter & Oleson, dealers in boots, hoes, clocks, jewelry and sewing machines, was born in Germany in 1851; came to America in 1861. He engaged in the boot and shoe business in Marcus in 1875, and in his present business and partnership in 1881.

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Eli Eshleman

Eli Eshleman, county treasurer of Cherokee county, was born in Pa. in 1829; came west in 1856, and settled in Ills., where he lived seventeen years; in 1872 he came to Cherokee and engaged in farming; was elected to his present position in 1879 and re-elected in the autumn of 1881. He married Amanda Fry, of Lancaster county, Pa. They have ten children - five sons and five daughters.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


O. C. Ford

O. C. Ford, wholesale and retail grocer, and dealer in queensware, established business in 1876; was born in New York in 1841; came to Wisconsin in 1849, and in 1871 removed to Cherokee; for a time engaged in the insurance business, and was then employed as clerk in a hardware store, which he continued until he engaged in his present business.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


Robert Gick

Robert Gick, dealer in stoves, hardware and farming tools of all kinds, established business in 1880. Was born on the Isle of Man, in 1845; came to America in 1870, and settled in Warren, county, Ill.; thence to Jasper county, Iowa, and in 1872 removed to Cherokee, where he has since resided.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


J. S. Green

J. S. Green, dealer in grain, groceries, queensware, fruits, etc., established business in 1879. Was born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1817, for fourteen years he traveled for Chicago and St. Louis wholesale houses. In 1879 he settled at Cherokee and engaged in business as above.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


J. H. Grey

J. H. Grey, of the firm of J. H. Grey & Co., real estate, loan and insurance office, dealers in lands in Cherokee, Plymouth, O'Brien and Sioux counties. Business was established in May, 1881. He was born in Darlington, Wis., in 1853; was engaged for a time in the real estate business in Neb.; removed to Iowa in 1881.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


Louis Gund

Louis Gund, president of the Marcus Bank, established business in 1881, with a cash capital of $15,000. He is also proprietor of a large grain elevator in Marcus. He was born in Germany in 1843; came to America in 1847 and settled in Ill.; moved to Ia. in 1867 and for a time was engaged in the hotel business; then engaged in the agricultural business at Blairtown, and came to this city in 1876. He married Margaret Schall, of Ia., in 1869 and has three children - Minnie C., Cora, and Wm. Louis.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


Robert Hall

Robert Hall, of the firm of Robert Hall & Son, dealers in farm machinery and grain, was born in N. Y. in 1822; came to Ills, in 1857, and in 1871 he removed to Cherokee and engaged in business as above.

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Jas. Henderson

Jas. Henderson, dealer in real estate, established business in 1871; was born in Scotland in 1818, came to America in 1848 and settled in Clayton county, Iowa, and was engaged in farming. In 1868 he removed to Cherokee. He has been twice elected to the position of county treasurer; has also been a member of the city council.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


Thomas Heymer

Thomas Heymer, of the firm of Heymer Bros., was born in N. Y. in 1846; his first location was in Dubuque county, Ia.; thence to Jackson county; thence to Cherokee. He served three years in the army in Co. I, Iowa volunteers.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


W. S. Heymer

W. S. Heymer, of the firm of Heymer Brothers, liverymen, was born in Essex county, New York, in 1847. He came west in 1878, and settled in Cherokee, and entered the employ of F. D. Yaw, in the livery business. He married Julia Canfield of this State. They have one son - Frank.

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P. J. Hiltgen

P. J. Hiltgen, cashier of the Marcus Bank, was born in Germany in 1849; came to America in 1861 and settled in Minn., moved to Ia. in 1877, and engaged in the mercantile business; was elected town clerk in 1878 and justice of the peace in 1879. He married Therisa Barud of N. Y., in 1874, and has one child - Lucy.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


C. E. P. Hobart

C. E. P. Hobart, of the firm of Hobart & Snyder, dealers in grain and coal, was born in Vermont in 1819; from Vermont he went to Oshkosh, Wis.; and in 1870 he came to Cherokee and engaged in the lumber business. The following year he engaged in business as above.

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George W. Hodgins

George W. Hodgins, liveryman, established business in 1870. Was born in Vermont in 1826, his first location in Iowa was in Hardin county, thence to Marshalltown; thence to Bedford, and in 1870 he came to Cherokee and engaged in business as above. His son, Eugene D. Hodgins, was born in Missouri in 1859, and is now a partner in the above business.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


Edwin Hughes

Edwin Hughes, harness maker, established business October, 1881. Was born in Wales in 1852; came to America in 1870, and his first location was at Portland, Maine. From there he went to New York; thence to Ohio, and after making a trip to the Black Hills, returned to Cherokee and engaged in business as above. He married Sarah Mills, a native of England. They have one son and two daughters.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


John Hyndman

John Hyndman, dealer in dry goods, groceries, notions, boots, shoes and coal, is the pioneer merchant of Marcus; established business in 1873. He was born in Ireland in 1838; came to America and settled in Canada in 1853; began teaching school the same year, and continued in that occupation for more than ten years. He came to Iowa, and was elected secretary of the school board of Marcus, which office he held for two years.

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William Jones

William Jones, merchant tailor and dealer in ready-made clothing and gents furnishing goods, was born in Wales in 1844; came to America in March, 1870, and located in Cherokee and engaged in business as above. Mr. Jones makes a specialty of making suits to order; he employs none but experienced workmen, and he has a reputation second to none in western Iowa.

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George A. Johnson

George A. Johnson, dealer in general merchandise, established business in March, 1874; was born in Canada in 1842; he came to Michigan in 1864. In 1867 he returned to Canada, and in 1871 he came to Cherokee, Ia., and was employed as clerk until 1874, when he engaged in business as above. He married Eliza Head, of Canada. They have four children.

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J. Jungers

J. Jungers, proprietor of the Marcus Hotel, was born in Belgium in 1832; came to America in 1853, and settled in Marcus in 1856, and engaged in the hotel business. He married Annie Pool, of Belgium. They have nine children - John, Lucy, Josephus, Barbara, Mary, Kate, Frank, Lena and Jennie.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


H. Kennedy

H. Kennedy, of the firm of H. Kennedy & Co., dealers in general merchandise, established business in 1875; also have a branch store in Peterson, Clay county. He was born in Ohio in 1850; came to Iowa with his parents in 1855. He next moved to Cherokee and engaged in business as above.

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A. B. Knox

A. B. Knox, of the firm of Knox & Nicholson, proprietors of the N. Y. store, established in 1872, was born in Pa. m 1855; came to Cherokee, Ia., in 1879, and engaged in business. He married Lizzie Goheen, a native of Pa.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


George W. Lebourveau

George W. Lebourveau was born in New Hampshire in 1828. In 1857 he came to Cherokee, and is one of the pioneers of this county; was the first treasurer and first recorder of this county, was also the first mayor of Cherokee, which position he held two terms. He is one of the original town proprietors. He enlisted in Co. I, 7th Ia. cavalry, and served three and a half years.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


E. R. Little

E. R. Little, jeweler (repairing a specialty), established business in 1880. He was born in Ohio, November 4th, 1858, and received his education in Ohio, where he also learned the jewelry business. He moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1879, and the following year removed to Cherokee and engaged in business as above.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


David Lynn

David Lynn, of the firm of Lynn & Bryant, proprietors of meat market, established business in 1881. He was born in Ohio in 1844; came to Jasper county, Iowa, in 1859; thence to Winneshiek county; thence to Jackson county, Ills.; thence to Cherokee He served in Co. A, 2nd regiment, U. S. A., three years; married Annie E. Underbill. They have one daughter - Mary F.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


Thomas McCulla

Thomas McCulla, attorney at law, was born in Hamilton, Canada, in 1856; came to the United States when quite young, and located in N. Y.; afterwards moved to Muscatine, Ia., and there attended school; then entered the Baptist Institute at Wilton, after which he entered the university at Iowa City, graduating from the law department in the class of 79; came to Cherokee and opened office; makes a specialty of collections.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


John Metcalf

John Metcalf, of the firm of Clarkson & Metcalf, land agents and dealers in grain and live stock, established business in 1875; was formerly engaged in the live stock business in Eldora; then in the millinery and live stock business in Alden; then came to Marcus. Mr. Clarkson is from Aurelia, where he was engaged in the mercantile business.

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E. Miller

E. Miller, county recorder, was born in Pa. in 1850; removed to Cedar county, Ia., in 1852, and to Cherokee in 1872, and engaged in farming; was elected to his present office in November, 1880; has served as town clerk, also assessor. He married Belle Stone, of Ohio. They have two children - Gretas and Orville.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


R. D. Minor

R. D. Minor, of the firm of Collins & Minor, was born in Waukesha county, Wis., in 1853; came to Cherokee in 1871, and engaged in farming until he engaged in his present business.

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Arthur Molyneux

Arthur Molyneux, of the firm of Molyneux Bros., law and collecting agents, was born in Sullivan county, Penn., in 1856; graduated at Iowa City law school in the class of 81, and soon after located in Cherokee, and engaged in business as above.

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George L. Moore

George L. Moore, manufacturer and dealer in harness and saddles, established business in 1881; was born in Aurora, Ill., in 1857. He came to Cherokee in 1872, and engaged in the same business.

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L. W. Newell

L. W. Newell, dealer in boots and shoes, was born in Ill. in 1855, and when seven years of age moved to Muscatine, Ia. He traveled for a Cincinnati house for two and one-half years, and in June, 1881, moved to Cherokee, and established his present business in Aug. of same year.

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Chas. Nicholson

Chas. Nicholson, of the firm of Knox & Nicholson, was born in Sweden in 1855; came to America in 1871; settled in Mich.; then moved to Hampton, Ia.; thence to Cherokee, and became a partner in the above business, which was established in 1872, and is one of the largest mercantile houses in the city.

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C. B. Oldfield

C. B. Oldfield, of the firm of J. H. Gray & Co., real estate dealer, was born in Worcestershire, Eng., in 1859; came to America in 1881, and located at Marcus.

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Ole Oleson

Ole Oleson, of the firm of Ernester & Oleson, dealers in boots, shoes, clocks, jewelry and sewing machines, established business in 1881. He was born in Norway in 1856; came to America in 1877, and settled in Iowa county, Wis.; came to Iowa in 1880.

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E. L. Olmsted

E. L. Olmsted, was born in Mass., in 1851; came to Delaware county, Ia., in 1858. He was for five years in the employ of the C., & N. W. R. R. Co., as station agent and operator.

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H. A. Olmsted

H. A. Olmsted, stat'on agent for the I. C. R'y. company, was born in Mass., in 1848. He was appointed to his present office in 1871. He married Cornelia Jones, of Neb. They have three children.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


O. R. Olmstead & Son

O. R. Olmstead & Son, are dealers in boots, shoes, overshoes, gaiters, etc.

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R. S. Olmstead

R. S. Olmstead, was born in Wayne county, Pa., in 1854, and the same year moved with his parents to Wis. He entered the employ of J. P. Dickey & Co., in 1876. He married Frances Brown, of Woodman, Wis.

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Dr. W. H. Palmer

Dr. W. H. Palmer, dentist, was born in N. Y. in 1855; was engaged in dentistry in Syracuse, N. Y., and in 1881 moved to Cherokee, Ia., and opened office the same year. He married Frances Campbell, of N. Y., in 1880.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


T. Patton

T. Patton, of the firm of Robertson & Patton, dealers in lumber, grain, sash, doors, blinds, etc., was born in Ireland in 1844; came to America in 1864, and settled in Dubuque county, Ia.; thence to Delaware county, and in the autumn of 1870 came to Cherokee, and was one of the first settlers: was for some time in the employ of the railroad company; established his present business in 1876.

[History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, 1882, submitted by Cathy D.]


Joseph Reed

Joseph Reed, proprietor of the bakery and restaurant, was born in Pa. in 1829; removed to Ill. in 1864; thence to Ia. in 1875; located at Cherokee in 1881. He married Mary Tallman, a native of Pa. They have three sons and two daughters.

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J. G. Reigel

J. G. Reigel, blacksmith, repairer and manufacturer, was born in Germany in 1849; came to America in 1854, and located in Butler county, Pa.; removed to Hardin county, Ia.; thence to Missouri, and in 1876 came to Cherokee, Ia., and established his present business. He married Ellen L. Kenyon, and has one child - Effie M.

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James Roberson

James Robertson, of the firm of Robertson & Patton, was born in Scotland in 1833; came to America in 1856 and settled in Canada; removed to Cedar county, Ia., in 1868; thence in the following year to Cherokee, and engaged in buying grain. His present business was established in 1876. He married Catherine Comrie, a native of Scotland, and has two sons and three daughters.

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R. L. Robie

R. L. Robie, county auditor, was born in Vt. in 1850; removed to Tama county, Ia., in 1868; thence to Cherokee, and engaged in farming. He taught the grammar department of the public schools here one term; was appointed county superintendent of schools, and served during 1876, and was then appointed deputy clerk and treasurer. He was elected to his present office in 1881. He married Ella L. Fairfield, of Fond du Lac, Wis.

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A. B. Ross

A. B. Ross, dealer in staple and fancy groceries, tobacco, cigars, crockery, glassware, queensware, etc., was born in Nova Scotia in 1843. He came to Cherokee, Ia., in 1870, and engaged in the above business in 1874.

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S. F. Russell

S. F. Russell, manager of the Fountain House, was born in Venango county, Pa., in 1839; removed to Story county, Ia., in 1867, and two years later came to Cherokee and engaged in farming. In 1878 he took charge of a hotel at Meriden, where he continued two years; then engaged in his present position. He served in the army four and one-half years in Co. A, 10th Ill. Cav.; was promoted step by step until he reached first lieutenancy; received his discharge at San Antonio, Tex.

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W. A. Sandord

W. A. Sanford, cashier of Scribner, Burroughs & Co.'s bank, born in Norwich, N. Y., in 1854; removed with parents in 1860 to Decorah, Ia.; thence to Cherokee in 1875, and engaged in business as above.

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Dr. Sherman

Dr. Sherman, of the firm of Butler & Sherman, physicians and surgeons, was born in Pa. in 1846; moved west in 1862; graduated from the Keokuk medical college in the class of '73, and began the practice of medicine in Cherokee the same year. He is also surgeon for the Ill. C. Ry. He married Nellie Terry, and has one child - Annie.

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A. H. Smith

A. H. Smith, jeweler and dealer in fine watches and jewelry, (business established in 1872), was born in Canada in 1849; removed to Ill. in 1859, and located in DeKalb county; thence moved to Calhoun county, Ia., and in June, 1869, moved to Marcus, and the following year to Cherokee. He engaged in business in partnership with G. S. Brown, and afterwards became sole proprietor.

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E. B. Smith

E. B. Smith, of the firm of E. B. Smith & Co., furniture dealers and undertakers, was born in Canada in 1851; came to the U. S. in 1871, and located in Cherokee, Ia.; was engaged in various occupations for a time; then engaged in the above business, which was established in 1870. He married Ida Brown, of Syracuse, N. Y., and has two children - Homer and Frank.

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R. M . Smith

R. M. Smith, of the firm of H. Assman & Co., dealers in staple and fancy groceries, was born in Pa. in 1838; removed to Sioux City, Ia., in 1868; thence to Cherokee in 1872, and engaged in farming until engaging in above business, which was established in 1876. He served in the army in the 78th. Pa. Inf.; was promoted to captain, major and the lieutenant colonel; received his discharge at Nashville, Tenn. He married Maggie Stephens, of Pa., and has four children - Leota, Leona, Roy and Meda.

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M . Wakefield

M. Wakefield, attorney at law, will practice in ail courts in the state. He was born in Ill. in 1842; moved to Sioux City, Ia., in 1870, and the following year located in Cherokee; received his education at the Ill. State Normal University, from which he graduated in 1865; read law at Bloomington, Ill., and was admitted to practice by the supreme court, Jan. 18th, 1869. He is mayor of Cherokee, and has held minor offices in the city.

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Walbridge & Moore

Walbridge & Moore, attorneys at law, land, loan and real-estate office. They have fifty thousand acres of wild land for sale, ranging in price from three to ten dollars per acre; also improved farms for sale. Business was established in 1879.

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Z. A. Wellman

Z. A. Wellman, postmaster, was born in N. Y. in 1826; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1849; came to Delaware county, Ia., and engaged in the practice of his profession, which he continued for twenty years. During President Fillmore's administration, he was appointed postmaster, but his health failing him, he engaged in farming, and in 1870 removed to Cherokee from Benton county, and engaged in the drug business. In 1872 he was appointed postmaster of this city, and has held the office ever since.

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L. M . White

L. M. White, of the firm of White Bros., proprietors of restaurant and bakery, and dealers in staple and fancy groceries, was born in Bloomsburgh, Columbia county, Pa., in 1859; received his education at the State Normal School, at Bloomsburgh; removed to Cherokee in 1881 and established the above business in June of the same year.

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Ed. Williams

Ed. Williams, dealer in all kinds of grain, took charge of this business in 1879; was born in O., in 1847; moved to Cedar Falls, Ia., in 1854, and engaged in buying grain near that place. He married Carrie Maxwell, of Ia.

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J. C. Wilson

J. C. Wilson, photographer, (copying and enlarging a specialty), was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1848; moved to Ogdensburg, N. Y., in 1862, and came to Cherokee, Ia., in 1870, being one of its earliest settlers; has served as a member of the city council two years. He married Carrie L. Bates, of Durand, Ill., and has one child - Bessie M.

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F. D. Yaw

F. D. Yaw, liveryman, was born in N. Y. in 1836; removed to Delaware county, Ia., in 1861, and to Cherokee in 1870, and established his present business; has a large barn and can furnish good rigs at reasonable rates; also buys and sells horses on commission.

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Geo. W. Young

Geo. W. Young, of the firm of Geo. W. Young & Co., proprietors of the Washington House, was born in N. H. and was formerly connected with the Gulf City House, at Mobile, Ala. He perfectly understands the hotel business, keeps a house that is first class in every particular, and will spare no pains to make it pleasant and comfortable for the traveling public. Bus to and from trains. The house is going to be remodeled soon, another story added, and also an addition 30x50 feet, and all modern improvements, bath rooms, etc.

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