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Frank Amos, Attorney At Law

Removed. Lieutenant Frank Amos has removed his Law and Pension office to the rooms immediately over Cornell and Martin's drug store. -Mr. Amos is one of our ablest lawyers, and as much, can always be found at his post ready for duty. All collections entrusted to him will be promptly attended to. Give him a call at his new and spacious quarters.
[Maquoketa Sentinel -Maquoketa, Iowa, July 21, 1868.]


U. V. Atkinson

MONMOUTH BUSINESS REVIEW
U. V. ATKINSON, the postmaster, has been established over six years in the drug business and keeps a very choice assortment of pure drugs, medicines, paints, oils, fancy groceries, toilet and fancy articles. Also dealer in musical instruments.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Barnes & Brundage

MONMOUTH BUSINESS REVIEW
BARNES & BRUNDAGE harness manufacturers. Mr. Barnes acts as an attorney for those who desire his services.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


G. W. Barrett

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
G. W. BARRETT who has lately opened on the east side of Main street with a full line of watches, jewelry, clocks, etc.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


N. F. Betchel

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
The Pennsylvania House on West Platt street is a good comfortable house, and is extensively patronized by the farmers of the surrounding country. He sets a good table and does everything to promote the wants and comfort of his numerous patrons. He has a good stable and large yard in connection with his house.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


R. N. Blair

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
Fine chronometers and watches require great care and skillful work in repairing. Mr. Blair was for several years in an establishment where none but the most skillful employees were retained, and thus acquired that practical knowledge which enables him to attend to intricate movements and repair generally work which cannot be done elsewhere. He also makes a specialty of executing fine stone cameo portraits, and is located at A. Fellows & Co.'s drug store on Main street.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


J. P. Bonifas
ST. DONATUS.
J. P. Bonifas is kept very busy horseshoeing.
[Jackson Sentinel (Maquoketa, IA) December 7, 1893.]


G. F. Bradley
MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
G. F. BRADLEY, one of the principal lumber dealers.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Ambrose Breese
BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
Mr. Breese is a practical watchmaker of acknowledged skill, and makes a specialty of repairing fine watches, he also keeps a good assortment of jewelry at his ware rooms, corner of Front and Court streets.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Brown's Hotel Torn Down

The project of tearing down the old frame building known as "Brown's Hotel," and which stood in the alley at the rear of the residence of Mrs. Schaub, has been under consideration for several weeks and was accomplished the latter part of last week.

The history of this building is so well known and has been so much written of that a further recital here is unnecessary. It was built by the notorious W. W. Brown, in 1837 and was the main part of the old, original Brown's Hotel, in which the "Bellevue War" took place three years later. It was constructed of solid brick masonry, with hewn oak studding and butternut weatherboarding, and although having defied the storms of over sixty years, would have remained standing for many more had it not been torn down. It was unquestionably the oldest frame building in the state.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published March 24, 1898, submitted by Ken Wright]


Sandy's Laundry

For Sale. On account of poor health of owners, Sandy's Laundry is offered for sale at a very reasonable figure. A good opportunity for some one. See or call. Sandy Cain. 34-tf
[Jackson Sentinel -Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, October 21, 1919.]


Cannell Shoe Store

MAQUOKETA, IOWA, June 25, 1877. Deputy Postmaster T. E. Cannell has a new shoe store which he is proud of and there is no help for it. The druggists are competing for the prize in elegance of finish of their business houses. Main is a handsome business street.
[Daily Inter Ocean -Chicago, Illinois, Wednesday, June 27, 1877, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

1878 MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
In the line of Boots and Shoes no house in the county wields more influence in this branch of business than that of Mr. Cannell, whose stock is the largest and of the best quality situated on the east side of Main street. Mr. Cannell is essentially a self-made man and an honored member of the community. His business has been established for twenty-eight years. He is President of the Jackson County Agricultural Society.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


C. E. Chandler

SABULA BUSINESS REVIEW
This house has lately opened on Water street, opposite the ferry landing, is an entirely new hotel, first class in all respects, with appointments and furnishings of the most elegant and comfortable description. It is conducted by Mr. C. E. Chandler, a gentleman who has had large and varied experience in the hotel business in St. Paul, Eau Claire, and elsewhere, and whose sole aim seems to be to have everything to conduce to the wants and comfort of his patrons. We earnestly recommend all traveling men, tourists, and all others to make this house their headquarters while in Sabula, assuring them that they will meet with courteous treatment. There is a first-class sample room on the first floor for commercial men, with ample stable room for horses.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Louis Cohn

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
The above gentleman carries on the oldest established clothing house in Maquoketa and has one of the largest stocks in the county. Mr. C. is a practical tailor and cutter of experience, and customers who prefer having their garments made to order, can always rely on having them made in the most fashionable manner.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Dalzel & Calverwell

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
DALZELL & CALVERWELL wholesale and retail coal and lime dealers are among the most extensive business houses.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


J. C. Day

SABULA BUSINESS REVIEW
J. C. DAY has a very extensive hardware and agricultural implement depot.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Day & Hobart

PRESTON BUSINESS REVIEW
DAY & HOBART are dealers in Agricultural Implements, and is composed of Mr. J. C. Day, the largest dealer in hardware in Sabula, and Mr. Hobart, a gentleman of large experience and practical attainments in his particular line of business. Their warerooms are two story, 24x64, blacksmith shops 24x40 and from what we hear their principal aim seems to be to obtain agencies of the best known implements and only those of acknowledged merit and superiority.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Sale of the Decker House

The Decker House was sold a few days since to our old friend A. J. Wakeman. The sum paid report sayeth was $6,000, - Mr. Wakeman takes possession in a few weeks. No man understands better how to cater to the public taste than does our friend Wakeman. This House will be kept in No. 1 style and prices as low as heretofore.
[Maquoketa Sentinel -Maquoketa, Iowa, July 21, 1868.]

New Decker House

MAQUOKETA, IOWA, June 25, 1877. The new Decker House, nearly completed, is one of the best-built public houses in Iowa. It has more than 20,000 pounds of iron on it, its water table is twenty-two inches wide and fourteen inches thick, and everything from cellar to attic is solid and enduring. Twenty-one years ago James Decker put up the house now occupied by D. P. Smith, and its days are about numbered. The new Decker will take its place. J. E. Goodenow, who put up the first building of any kind here in the spring of 1838, is still adding something to the city from year to year. This time it is a fine store. Tinker Brothers are just entering a new store, a beauty. Barns Brothers are building a large brick machine shop.
[Daily Inter Ocean -Chicago, Illinois, Wednesday, June 27, 1877.]

HOTEL OPENING
A new hotel, the Decker House, has been erected at Maquoketa, Iowa, and will be opened on the 1st of October. It is an elegant four-story brick structure, costing $40,000, and is to be furnished and conducted in first-class style. The proprietor intends giving a free "blow out" on the occasion of the opening, inviting the entire population of Jackson County to see the house and partake of his hospitality. [Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL)Tuesday, September 4, 1877, transcribed by mkk.]


Z. DeGroat

PRESTON BUSINESS REVIEW
Z. DEGROAT, a resident of this township for twenty-two years, is the gentleman to whom Preston owes most of its prestige as a progressively live town. He came from Utica, N. Y., in 1856, and hired himself to a man named Hunter at $16 per month and board. During that time, by the indomitable perseverance of a naturally energetic character, he has become rich and honored the country over. He is President of the "Free Masons' Mutual Aid Association of Iowa," and takes an active interest in whatever develops his State, American society, and the country at large; his characteristics are great energy, industry and persistency in whatever work he undertakes; his honor and integrity unimpeachable, social in his habits, charitable and benevolent, a faithful friend and a merry companion, ever ready to assist in all good works whether for private welfare or the public benefit.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Dierkes & Rolling

BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
The above gentlemen are engaged in the drug business, and by their uniformly courteous and gentlemanly manner of doing business have established a high reputation. Their store, located on the corner of Front and State streets contains a full and complete stock of drugs, medicines, paints, oils, books, stationery, toilet and fancy articles.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


A. J. Dorchester & Co.

BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
It is estimated that there is $144,000,000 in the timber industry, as well as lumber interest, employing 200,000 men. The above firm are proprietors of the Bellevue Saw Mill, and in their business capacity represent the chief manufacturing interests of the place. Their mill erected about eleven years ago on the south side of Water street, occupies 30x90 feet, and is run entirely by steam. They employ about thirty-five hands, and turn out about 30,000 feet of lumber per day, besides shingles, lath, etc. This firm have ever been identified with every movement that was wisely designed to promote the prosperity of the city of Bellevue.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Dostol & Hoffman

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
Mr. John Dostol erected his Brewery in 1865, and has since made continual improvements and appliances for the manufacture of Lager Beer. His partner, Mr. Hoffman, was admitted into the business in 1866, and they now have a very large trade, manufacturing annually over sixteen hundred barrels.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


EAGLE CIGAR FACTORY, O. McCaffrey

O. McCaffrey, representative of the well known Eagle Cigar factory, of Maquoketa; was in the city yesterday interviewing his numerous customers. He was accompanied by his bright little son Eugene. Mr. McCaffrey has a big trade in this city, as his house is first-class in every respect.
[Dubuque Daily Herald (Iowa) July 12, 1898.]


W. O. Evans

BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
BELLEVUE LEADER. The Bellevue Leader was started in 1870 by Alexander Fanning under the name of the Iowa Republican. In 1871 it was purchased by G. C. Deming and called the Jackson Leader. In 1874 it was purchased by Mr. W. O. Evans, who changed its name again to "Bellevue Leader," which it still retains. It has been very successful under the editorial management of Mr. W. O. Evans and has secured an ample share of the public patronage.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


A. Fellows

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
Mr. Fellows is the pioneer of the drug business in this section of country, having been established as early as 1853. His store, on the west side of Main street, midway between Platt and Pleasant, will be found to contain a choice assortment of drugs, medicines, paints, oils, toilet and fancy articles, lamps and chimneys, as well as school books, stationery and Yankee notions.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Field & Sutherland

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
This, one of the principal houses of Maquoketa, was established in 1863 by Mr. Field, and owing to the untiring energy and perseverance characteristic of the canny Scotchman, they have achieved a prominent position among our influential business men. They are proprietors of a first-class bakery and restaurant on Main street, and Centennial Hall above, erected by them in 1876. The Hall is admirably arranged for performances of any kind, has a stage 25x40, 145 raised seats, two dressing rooms, and seating capacity for over 500 people. They are well entitled to the respect of all who know them, as one of the solid and substantial firms of the prosperous city of Maquoketa.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


H. B. French

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
Among the most respected citizens of Maquoketa is Mr. H. B. French, of the above firm, who with his son are engaged in the sale of Pianos, Organs and Musical Instruments generally. Their elegant warerooms are located in the Opera House. They are special agents for the Mathushek Piano. Have been established over five years, and many of our households are gladdened with the strains of sweet music produced from the beautiful instruments purchased from this popular house.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


H. H. Griffin

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
DR. H. H. GRIFFIN a well known physician and surgeon of long standing and extensive practice.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Gurius Bros.

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
Gurius Bros. are proprietors of a meat market on West Platt Street, and have the custom and patronage of the leading citizens, as they keep nothing but the very best quality of beef. We understand these gentlemen have lately bought a lot on Main street between Platt and Pleasant, and intend erecting a large shop for their use. We wish them success in their new departure. They have been in business seven years.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


N. A. Hamley

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REIVEW
Mr. Hamley, the subject of this sketch, is a gentleman who by his honorable conduct and fair dealing has earned a well-deserved popularity. His store, located at No. 4 Exchange Block, is one of the largest in the city, and he does an exclusively Grocery and Crockery trade. He has lately inaugurated a new system of credit with customers which meets with general favor. His long practical experience in the business, having served twelve years as a clerk in one store and been established over four years, qualifies him thoroughly to take advantage of all the changes and fluctuations of trade and give his customers the benefit of "Small Profits and Quick Returns."
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Harris Opera House

MAQUOKETA, IOWA, June 25, 1877. The Harris Opera House, recently opened, is spacious and tasty. Centennial Hall opened last year by Fields & Sutherland, is also inviting. Space for amusements is ample in Maquoketa. "Esther" comes off her this week. Local talent, musical, dramatic, etc. is abundant and good.
[Daily Inter Ocean -Chicago, Illinois, Wednesday, June 27, 1877.]

HARRIS OPERA HOUSE

This building, one of the handsomest and best constructed in the city of Maquoketa, was erected at a cost of $15,000 by J. C. Harris, Esq., a gentleman who has spent a large amount of money to advance the material prosperity of the place. Mr. Harris has been a resident of Maquoketa for 25 years, and established in business since 1857 as proprietor of the Novelty Carriage Works, where he manufactures everything in the line of light and heavy buggies, carriages, wagons, as well as the patent bent panel for bodies and seats. He employs a large number of hands, and turns out a superior class of workmanship.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


B. G. HASKELL & CO.

The above firm have lately bought the business long known under the style of B. B. Frase & Co. in the agricultural implement line. Mr. Haskell has been a resident of Jackson county since 1841, and the acquaintance gained in the active business pursuits of his life, as well as the fact of retaining Mr. B. B. Frase and Mr. Coffee, warrant us in predicting a success.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Henry & Wynkoop

BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
The business which the above gentlemen carry on was originally established in 1865. The present proprietors are both gentlemen of more than average ability, both practical pharmacists and apothecaries. Their elegant drug emporium is located on Front street between State and Market, occupies an area of 22x70 feet, and is well stocked with an endless variety of toilet and fancy articles, patent medicines, pure drugs, paints, oils, books, etc., etc.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


O. W. Heynen

MILES BUSINESS REVIEW
The leading general store is that carried on by Mr. O. W. HEYNEN, a gentleman who has had large experience in city trade and who when he started in the Centennial year brought with him that practical knowledge of the details of business, coupled with the fact of knowing where to buy goods of A No. 1 quality at low prices, has enabled him to secure the largest share of the patronage of this section of the country. He has also lately gone into the hardware line in company with his brother, Mr. A. C. HEYNEN, a young man who has had eleven years experience as a practical tinner in Chicago, and thoroughly conversant in all matters pertaining to hardware, stoves, tinware and sheet iron, tin and copper work of all kinds.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


S. T. Holmes

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
The science of dentistry has made wonderful strides during the last few years. One of the most accomplished gentlemen in that profession is the above, whose dental parlors located at the north-east corner of Main and Platt streets, are supplied with all improvements for use in operations, and for the preservation of the teeth.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


A. Hurst

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
In 1871 Mr. Hurst, who had for many years been engaged in the manufacture of Lime, visited Maquoketa, and becoming convinced that the stone here found was of the very best description for his purpose, established the Sand Ridge Draw Kilns, situated about one and three-fourth miles north of the city, where he has since been engaged in the manufacture of a very superior article of Pure White Lime. Mr. Hurst is one of those active, go-ahead men who are sure to succeed in whatever enterprise they undertake. He has built a splendid road to Maquoketa, and intends loading cars direct at his kilns. He also owns 240 acres of land of excellent quality adjoining his kilns. The lime which Mr. Hurst manufactures has become celebrated for its admitted excellence of quality, and we advise those who intend to build and others to consult the endorsement exhibited in his advertisement in this work.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Chas. Hyde

BELLEVUE FLORIST TAKES FRENCH LEAVE
One Chas. Hyde who opened up a flower store in the O'Conner Bldg. on Front street about four months ago, departed from the city last week leaving many creditors "holding the bag." Hyde worked up a pretty fair business but was not satisfied it appears, and so far it can be learned "stung" creditors in various amounts to the tune of $500 or more. Besides running his flower store he was employed as custodian of River View Park, and it is only another case of getting taken in by a stranger. Hyde and family occupied the flat over Lampe's refreshment parlor on Front street, and while he left the city on one train, the wife and children departed later.

Sheriff Dallagher was sent for Tuesday, but before his arrival M. P. O'Connor, owner of the property occupied by the store, had taken possession of same thru due process of law and will dispose of the stock in lieu of his rental.

Miss Helen Schlentz was employed as saleslady by Hyde and the latter informed her that he was leaving town for a few days, but from all one hears he has gone for good.
- Bellevue Leader.

[Jackson Sentinel (Maquoketa, IA) Tuesday, June 14, 1921.]


Jackson State Savings Bank

MAQUOKETA BANK CLOSES ITS DOORS
Maquoketa, Iowa, Oct. 19.-State Bank Examiner G. A. West this morning closed the Jackson State Savings bank, considered one of the strongest financial institutions of the city. No statement has been made concerning the reasons leading up to the state bank examiner's action, but it is generally understood that the bank was over-loaned.

Closing of the bank has caused considerable excitement among the depositors, especially livestock buyers, maintaining checking accounts in the institution.

The notice closing the bank by order of the board of directors, was posted on the bank entrance this morning and was signed by the bank examiners.
[Source: Daily Register Gazette (Rockford, IL) Wednesday, October 19, 1921.]

THE FOLLOWING WEEK:
Maquoketa-The Jackson State Savings bank will reopen. The County Bankers' association will loan money needed to meet the bank's immediate obligations.

[Source: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Wednesday, October 26, 1921.]


Kegler & Weinschenk

BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
Are dealers in agricultural implements of recognized worth and superiority, also in sewing machines. Their ware rooms are located on Front street, and are well stocked with a general assortment of farming machines, buggies, pumps, etc., etc.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


G. W. Kelsall

CANTON BUSINESS REVIEW
G. W. KELSALL is the principal storekeeper in this town having been engaged in business since 1870. On the 29th of December, 1872, Mr. Kelsall was appointed postmaster, a position which he has since occupied to the honor and credit of the citizens generally. During the fall of 1876 he erected a large massive stone structure to be used as a country store. It is a two story building, each 12 feet, with a front of 30 feet, a depth of 14 feet, walls three feet thick in the front, and two feet thick on the sides. It cost $4,000, and is without doubt one of strongest and most durable as well as commodious country stores in the county.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


The Bank of J. Kelso

COURT CLOSES OLDEST JACKSON COUNTY BANK.
BELLEVUE, Ia., Oct. 12.-The Bank of J. Kelso, one of the oldest financial institutions in Jackson county, is closed on an order of the district court at Maquoketa issued Tuesday. The Bank did not reopen for business Wednesday.

Professor W. B. Guthrie was named receiver of the institution on a petition in voluntary liquidation filed by members of the partnership which owns the bank. The bank is a private institution. It was established in 1867.

[Source: San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, CA), Friday, October 13, 1922.]


P. N. Kimball

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
P. N. KIMBALL has just opened and entirely refurnished and refitted the old Miller House, and re-christened it the Kimball House.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


A. B. Lake

MONMOUTH BUSINESS REVIEW
A. B. LAKE hotel keeper and boot and shoe dealer.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Lang & Son Meat Market

To Open Meat Market. We are informed that our city Is to have another meat market, which will make a total of four; Charles Lang & Son having leased the stone store building on the corner of Platt and Main and will soon be dispensing meats in the same old former style. Messrs. Lang are too well known to need introduction and their ability, as meat-market men assures them of a liberal patronage.
[Jackson Sentinel -Maquoketa, Iowa, Friday, June 11, 1920.]


Legg & Allen

MILES BUSINESS REVIEW
In this progressive age, there is nothing so essential to the good and well-being of a community as a well-ordered Drug-Store. Such a one is carried on by that enterprising firm of energetic young men, the Messrs. LEGG & ALLEN, who are now established at the post office, where they have everything to be found in any first-class establishment of the kind. Their proprietary medicines are all remedies of acknowledged worth, and are in such constant demand as to necessitate the employment of traveling agents and teams to supply customers.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


M. Majors

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
The above named gentleman is a wholesale dealer in Butter, Eggs, Poultry and General Produce, which he ships east in large quantities. Farmers speak highly of him for his liberal and prompt dealings with them.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


J. P. Mann

BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
Mr. Mann is the proprietor of an extensive Livery and Sale Stable, the largest in the city of Bellevue, dimensions 100x85 feet, with accommodations for 35 horses. He has been established over five years, and keeps first-class stock and elegant rigs.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


G. S. Martin

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
One of the oldest and most honored of the citizens of Maquoketa is Dr. Martin, who has been a resident of the county in the practice of medicine since 1848. In 1864 he opened a drug store in Maquoketa and engaged in the manufacture of some standard medicinal preparations, one of which has secured a national reputation. We allude to "Dr. Martin's Tonic and Blood Purifier." He also manufactures other proprietary articles of known worth and excellence, such as "Dr. Martin's Cough Cure," "Dr. Martin's Compound Cathartic Pills," and "Dr. Martin's Hog Medicine."
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


W. A. McCarty

MONMOUTH BUSINESS REVIEW
W. A. McCARTY is a well known citizen to whom is due much of the architectural display exhibited in the erection of the commodious and substantial edifices visible on all sides, as well as being a contractor and builder he deals in lumber, lath,shingles, pickets, etc., etc.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Frank Menneke

Frank Menneke Affiliates With Jackson State Bank

The Jackson State Savings Bank at a meeting of its directors last Friday increased the efficiency of its service by the election of Frank Menneke as vice president. This new official for the past fifteen years has been the cashier of the Miles, Ia., Savings Bank and assumed his new position and active duties at the Jackson State Savings Bank August 15th.

The former personnel of the Bank will remain unchanged and with the addition of the new officer this strong financial institution will be better qualified than ever to most capably serve its large number of customers which have been increasing by leaps and bounds in the past few years.

Mr. Menneke is a thorough banker, one who is familiar with local and general financial conditions and the bank as well as the city are to be congratulated in adding Mr. Menneke and his family to our list of good substantial residents.
[Jackson Sentinel - Maquoketa, Iowa, Tuesday, August 16, 1921.]


Mrs. D. C. Mishler

MONMOUTH BUSINESS REVIEW
Mrs. D. C. MISHLER a lady known far and and wide for her amiable qualities of mind and heart, is engaged in the millinery business, and ladies can rely on having everything done for them in the most fashionable manner. She is also agent for Butterick's Patterns.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


The New Thought

THE NEW THOUGHT

The New Thought. We have received several copies of The New Thought, published by Messrs Current & Hull, at Maquoketa, Iowa, a weekly paper devoted to progress and free thought as its name implies, but more especially to Spiritualism. Moses Hull, the editor, is well known as one of the most eloquent speakers and vigorous writers in the Spiritualistic ranks. The New Thought is only $1 a year and contains full reports of the spiritualistic movement in Iowa and much concerning the movement in general.
[The Worthington Advance (Worthington, MN) June 26, 1884.]


NORTHRUP & GLASER

C. E. Northrop, one of the early pioneers, established himself in the furniture business in 1853. In 1867 Mr. Glaser became a partner. Being the oldest house in the business in Maquoketa and thoroughly reliable, they have gained the respect of the citizens generally.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Arthur Nott

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
To produce the "counterfeit presentment of the human face divine" in an artistic manner is only to be executed by the true artist. Mr. Nott has the finest photograph gallery in Maquoketa, situated south of Pleasant on Main street, with all the latest appliances for taking pictures in the best manner. Several of the views in this work are engraved from photographs taken by Mr. Nott.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


John Peters

PRESTON BUSINESS REVIEW
JOHN PETERS was established in the hardware line in 1871, and now does an extensive business in blacksmith and wagonmakers' stock, shelf and heavy hardware, fine cutlery, iron and steel, and a full line of stoves of all kinds, and to any one desiring anything in his line we cannot too highly recommend this worthy citizen.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Poff & Nickerson

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
In 1857, the above gentlemen purchased from Stinson & Wilson their entire interest at Pin Oak, one and one-half miles west of Maquoketa. In 1867 they erected a large woolen mill, which has a capacity of manufacturing about 150 yds. per day. They are also proprietors of a grist mill which has two run of stone. For some years they ran a saw mill, but have lately changed it to a broom-handle factory. During 1876 they commenced quarrying stone to be manufactured into lime, which being of a superior quality has become widely known. All the lime required in the construction of the monster depot at Council Bluffs came from this firm.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


J. S. Prior

PRESTON BUSINESS REVIEW
J. S. PRIOR is proprietor of that first-class hostelrie known as the DeSoto House, and which has become quite a resort among traveling men and commercial tourists on account of the good cheer and home-like comfort obtainable there. Mr. Prior is a hotel-keeper of experience, and knows how to cater to the traveling community. He also has teams for those who desire to visit any outlying point.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


R. F. REEVES SELLS EXCELSIOR TO W. F. McCARRON

THE Maquoketa Excelsior is now owned exclusively by W. F. McCarron-R.R. Reeves having retired from its connection. W. F. is a good egg and a good writer, and he will no doubt make the Excelsior alive and influential journal the same as heretofore.
[Daily Iowa State Register (Des Moines) Wednesday, April 15, 1868.]


Harvey Reid

SABULA BUSINESS REVIEW
HARVEY REID is an insurance agent, representing some of the soundest companies.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


M. Rice

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
The New York Store on Main street opened by Mr. Rice in 1874, is one of the handsomest arranged establishments in the west with a very large and well selected stock of dry goods, ladies furnishing goods and millinery. Mr. Rice's estimable lady, Mrs. Rice, superintends the millinery department, and with an efficient corps of assistants will always be found on hand to show customers the new and desirable fabrics constantly arriving at this mammoth Fashion Emporium.


J. P. Roche

BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
The progress of dentistry since Dr. Spence in 1762 commenced practice in Philadelphia, has been very marked-from the more simple and comparatively not difficult operations of cleansing, extracting and filling small and superficial cavities, it has extended to a thorough and scientific treatment of the mouth. Dr. Roche possesses in a high degree that practical knowledge and skill desirable in a dentist, and to all requiring his services we heartily recommend him. Rooms in Nieman's Block on Front street.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


C. M. Sandborn

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
Mr. Sanborn, the subject of this sketch, is a living exponent of what energy and perseverance, when rightly directed, will accomplish. His store is the best finished and handsomest room in this section of the country, with two fronts, one on Main street of 24 by 80 feet deep, and the other on Pleasant street of 22 feet. He is fair dealing and straight-forward in all his transactions, and we think all who may favor him with their patronage will be satisfied.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


James Scholl

MONMOUTH BUSINESS REVIEW
JAMES SCHOLL, boot and shoe dealer, manufactures first-class work specially.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


R. A. Schroeder

SABULA BUSINESS REVIEW
The above gentleman has been established for many years, and carries on a general merchandise trade, with a. stock of the very largest proportions-in fact, everything "from a needle to an anchor," can be procured in this model country store. He is situated on Pearl street, near the post office, and we recommend intending purchasers to give him a call.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


William Sears

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
William Sears & Son. Are proprietors of No. 13 Excelsior Block, and dealers in Groceries and Provisions, also manufacturers of all kinds of Fur Goods. Mr. Sears, Sr., is one of the earliest settlers in Maquoketa, opened his present establishment in 1863, and 1st of January, 1877, took Mr. Sendol Sears, his son, into partnership.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Sharp Bros.
Sharp Bros., of Maquoketa, Iowa, have purchased of Mr. G. E. Bailey his stock of crockery and glassware, and will continue business at the old stand.
[Source:Rock Island Daily Argus (IL) January 20, 1887, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]


D. O. SHAW

This gentleman has been engaged for many years in the photograph business in Maquoketa, and to further the interests of art in this vicinity has lately bought the right to produce the new and already celebrated picture-the Chromotype-and a visit to his gallery will convince anyone of the amount of beauty which photography can receive from true artistic feeling.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


D. P. Smith

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
D. P. SMITH the genial and popular proprietor of the Decker House.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Henry Specht

PRESTON BUSINESS REVIEW
HENRY SPECHT, proprietor of the Mitchell House, is a gentleman known far and wide for his genial and courteous treatment of all persons with whom he has contact. He is an extensive dealer in live stock, grain and produce, and has a first-rate livery stable in connection with his hotel. He has been a resident of this county twenty-four years.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Spencer & Knittle

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
The above gentlemen, established in 1863, are one of the leading firms in the dry goods line in Maquoketa. They occupy a large spacious store room on Main street, employ several clerks, and their stock embraces the choicest and most elegant assortment of staple and fancy dry goods, ladies and children's shoes, gents' furnishing goods, etc. Personally these gentlemen stand high with the trade, and others with whom they have dealings. Ever courteous and genial, acquaintances formed with them are remembered with pleasure. As business men of honor and integrity they enjoy the respect of their fellow citizens, and the good will of dwellers in other cities. Their business dealings have ever been marked with fairness and a liberal policy throughout; and followed to its legitimate conclusion, there remains the assurance of many prosperous years, an increase of wealth, and the continued confidence of their business associates.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]

SPENCER & KNITTLE

AN OLD FIRM FAILS.
Cedar Rapids, Ia. May 6.-Spencer & Knittle, dry goods merchants of Maquoketa for 30 years, have failed, Liabilities between $15,000 and $20,000. Assets, $10,000.

[Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Monday, May 6, 1895, submitted by mkk]


King Steear

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
In 1866 Mr. Steear opened a small store for the manufacture and sale of boots and shoes. His invariable rule has been to make the best goods possible at the lowest rates consistent with a living profit. He carries on an exclusive boot and shoe business, and by constant attention to his trade has secured a well earned popularity. He has carried off first premium at the Jackson County Fair for boots and shoes of his own manufacture.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


W. M. Stephens

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
This gentleman came to Maquoketa in the year 1857, was established in business in 1865 as a junior partner of the firm of Willey, Murphy & Stephens. In 1868 Mr. Stephens assumed entire control of the house, and it has been conducted successfully since until it has reached its present large proportions. In the Spring of 1876, Mr. S. was elected to the honorable position of Mayor of Maquoketa, and has served two terms to the satisfaction of the general public. He is also a member of the School Board. He is owner of Stephens' Stone Block, southwest corner Main and Platt streets, which is one of the most substantial structures in the city, built entirely of stone at a cost of about six thousand dollars. In 1873 Mr. Stephens laid out an addition to the city lying on the south side of the city near the railroad.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


P. G. Stiles

SABULA BUSINESS REVIEW
P. G. STILES has in operation here one of the largest packing houses in the State, with a capacity of 1,200 hogs per day.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Henry Thill

PRESTON BUSINESS REVIEW
HENRY THILL, dealer in lumber, laths, shingles, sash doors, mouldings and spouting, also handles live stock to some extent, and takes an active interest in the prosperity of his town.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Tinker Bros.

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
Tinker Bros. Are proprietors of the City Book Store in Centennial Block on Main street, and are dealers in variety goods of all kinds, books, stationery, periodicals, newspapers, fancy goods, toys, musical instruments, guns, revolvers, pianos, organs. They have been established in business since 1866, and have secured the confidence and patronage of the public generally.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Trout & Munger

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS
This house was first established by Mr. Trout in 1859. In 1863 Mr. Munger became a partner, and the business has been conducted successfully under the above style since that time. They are located on Main street, near the corner of Platt, in a brick building erected by themselves in 1872-3, with a frontage on Main street of 14 feet and 90 feet deep to an L extending to Platt street 43 feet, with a front of 24 feet. The basement is used as a store room for extra stock, which embraces a general assortment of stoves, tin, and shelf hardware.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


D. A. Waterman

MONMOUTH BUSINESS REVIEW
D. A. WATERMAN, a resident of Monmouth for over twenty-one years, has been engaged for the past three years in the furniture business, and keeps also on hand coffins and executes undertaking in all its branches.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Mott Watson

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
MOTT WATSON, ESQ., an honored and respected citizen of twenty years residence in this city.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


A. W. Weber

BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
Mr. Weber is proprietor of the Bower House. It was erected in 1852 by Mr. Sublette. In 1857 it was consolidated with another house and called the Bower House, in honor of Mr. Bower an old and respected citizen of this place. It is now the first-class house of Bellevue, conducted under the efficient management of the above named gentleman with a corps of gentlemanly assistants, chief among whom is Mr. Jos. Andrus, one of the most thoroughly accomplished hotel clerks in Iowa.

The cuisine is all that could be desired, the table being supplied with all the delicacies of the season; in fact, the Bower House is fast earning a wide spread notoriety for its A No. 1 management, and we heartily recommend the travelling public to patronize this well-kept hostelrie.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


John Whitfield & Son

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
Are proprietors of the Eagle Woolen Mills and manufacturers of cassimeres, flannels, satinets, jeans and yarns. They employ about fifteen hands, have 2 set of cards, 480 spindles and manufacture annually goods to the value of about $60,000. As an evidence of the worth and popularity of their woolen wares, it is only necessary to allude to the fact that wherever exhibited, have taken first premium for blankets, flannels, and the best general display of woolen goods, and we cannot speak too highly of the enterprising and business qualities of this firm.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


S. Williams

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
In the year 1850, when Maquoketa had but two small stores, Mr. S. Williams came here and has been a resident ever since, was engaged in mercantile business for many years, and is proprietor of the Oakland Mills. His reputation as a business man stands high wherever known and fair dealing and strict integrity has marked all his intercourse with his fellow-citizens. Mr. Williams' Flour and Feed Store on Main street is one of the largest in the city.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


J. G. Wilson

W. W. Wilson

BELLEVUE BUSINESS REVIEW
The Bellevue Foundry and Machine Shop was first started eighteen years ago by the father of the present proprietors, who are young men of practical knowledge and skill in their line of business. They occupy the large store building erected in 1865, two stories with 30 feet front and 90 deep. On reference to their advertisement in this work it will be seen that they are prepared to execute anything within the limits of a general foundry and machine business.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Woolen Factory

A Woolen Factory is being established at Maquoketa, Iowa. It will prove a paying enterprise. We only wonder that, in a wool growing region like the West, woolen factories are not as plenty as hay stacks. There is money to be made in that business, but capitalists seem to be long in finding it out.
[Weekly Council Bluffs Bugle -Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday, April 27, 1859.]


C. C. Young

MAQUOKETA BUSINESS REVIEW
Over twelve years past Mr. Young started in business as a Carriage Manufacturer, and is noted for the tine and substantial work he toms out. He employs five hands, all practical mechanics, and to all who require anything in his line we especially recommend them to consult his advertisement in this work and give him a call.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


F. C. Young & Co.

SABULA BUSINESS REVIEW
In 1868 the mill now occupied by the above firm was erected by Messrs. Risley & Day, and in 1872 was bought by the present proprietors. The flour mill is 50x50 feet, with a wing 24x36 feet, has four run of stone, capacity for manufacturing about eighty barrels per day, run entirely by steam, engine of 40-horse power. They have also recently erected an exclusive oatmeal mill on the Public Landing. They are both practical millers, employ about twelve hands, and run a cooper shop in connection for the manufacture of barrels for their own use.
[Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa, Owen Publishing Company, Davenport, Iowa, 1878.]


Business items submitted by Mary Kay Krogman unless otherwise indicated.


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