1878 Business Directory and Gazetteer
On the northern border of Nicollet county, 18 miles from St. Peter, the county seat and most convenient railroad point. It contains a Swedish Lutheran church and district school. Exports wheat, wool, cattle and horses. Stage from St. Peter every Saturday. August Samuelson, postmaster.
Gustafson C O, constable.
Lillengren August, butcher and drover.
Olson Andrew, blacksmith.
Revaley John, Carpenter and Tinsmith.
Ryden Rev C M, (Lutheran).
Samuelson August, justice of the peace.
Webster Frank, painter and picture frames.
Webster Frederick, carpenter.
In the western end of Nicollet county, 45 miles from St. Peter, the county seat, New Ulm, about 20 miles distant, is the nearest railroad point. Also located upon the navigable water of the Minnesota river. Exports, grain and butter. Stage ot New Ulm and Redwood Falls, and mail 6 times per week. H. Simmons, postmaster.
Knapp B A, druggist
Knapp C S,, physician.
Nixon C H & Co, general store.
In the central part of Nicollet county, 15 miles from St. Peter, the county seat. Nicollet is the nearest railorad point. A wheat section. Stage to St. Peter once a week. John D. Harner, postmaster.
Eriksen John, blacksmith.
Peterson O H, general store.
In Nicollet township, Nicollet county near the southern line and on the Minnesota river, 17 miles from St. Peter, the county seat, and 96 miles from St. Paul. Nicollet is the most convenient railroad point. A flour and feet, and a lumber, lath and shingle mill are here operated by steam. There is a district school in the place. Settled in 1852. Mail, once a week.. J. H. Dunham, postmaster.
In the southern part of Nicollet county. Oshawa, the nearests railroad town, lies 3 miles north.
In Lake Prairie township, northeastern part of Nicollet county, 10 miles from St. Peter, which is the county seat and nearest railroad station. Contains a Swedish and a Norwegian Lutheran church. Mail weekly. John Burke, postmaster.
Burke John, General Store.
Johnson S H, general store.
Johnson Rev. Thomas, (Norwegian Lutheran).
Peterson Bernt, blacksmith.
Pherson Rev J, (Swedish Lutheran).
TRAVERSE DES SIOUX.
In the eastern part of Nicollet county, three miles north of St. Peter, the county seat and nearest railorad point.
Source: Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1878. Transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.