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Brannon, M., blacksmith
Carpenter, A.B., justice
Cox, W.A., genl mdse.
Moorehead & Allen, genl mdse, hardware, drugs
Schmitt, John, blacksmith
Smith Bros., genl mdse.
Smith W.A., postmaster
Tompkins, I., justice
Williams, I.N., phys Top of Page
Dawson is in the western part of Richardson county, 14 miles northwest of Falls City, the county seat, on the Atchison and Columbus branch of the B & M R.R. The town has a population of 200 and is surrounded by a fine farming country. A good quality of building stone is found near by. A flour mill and a grain elevator promote the markenting of cereals raised in the neighborhood. There is one bank here, the Bank of Dawson, and one hotel, the Commercial. The churches are the Catholic and Evangelical. Top of Page
Acken, Cleon W., sta agt
Albright, Walter B., livery
Albright, Wm., Commercial House
Allen, Charles H., drugs
Barlow, S.C. & Son, genl mdse
Bemis, John W., agl implts
Boyer, Edward M., harness
Burgett, James. E., livery
Buser, E.W., postmaster, stationery
Chittenden, B.S., lumber furniture
Commercial House, W.Albright prop
Dawson Bank, M.B. Ryan pres, M Riley, cashier
Dawson Independent, Arthur Gird prop
Emerson, Thomas H., phys
Gird,Arthur, prop Dawson Independent
Hamilton, Robert, billiards
Herlocker, J.W. , hardware, agl implts
Hughes, John F, painter
Jones, George W, barber
Kentner, Eli K, saloon
Klima, John J, wagonmaker
Libbe, Marshall L., drugs, notary
McSwiney, Morgan, grain elevator
Parchen, Henry W., phys
Reimers Bros., meat market
Riley & Byrne, flouring mill
Riley, Michael, jr, genl mdse
Ryan, Mike B., hardware, agl implts
Ryan, Thomas, shoemaker
Sharshall, Mary Miss, restaurant
Umstead, Samuel L., blacksmith Top of Page
Falls City, the county seat of Richardson county, the most southeastern county in the state. It has a beautiful location at the junction of the M.P. Ry., and the A. & N. division of the B. & M. R.R., 92 miles from Lincoln. The ground surrounding the city is an elevated plateau. Many of the buildings are fine and costly. The courthouse cost $30,000, one of the school houses $20,000, and another $10,000. The works of the Schuyler Manufacturing Co. are an important industry, employing a number of men in the manufacture patent hot air draught working ranges. The banks are the First National and Richardson County Bank. A creamery, a foundry and two newspapers, the Falls City News, and the Falls City Journal, and three hotels are among the business enterprises. The churches are the Methodist, Presbyterian, Christian, German Lutheran, Episcopal, United Brethren and Catholic. Population, 2107. Top of Page
Bartman N, watch repairer
Beaulieu Fred, cigar mfr.
Beaver Elias, nursery.
Bell E.E, drugs and jewelry.
Berkeybile R K, carpenter
Blanford Wm, saloon.
Bode Emil, genl mdse.
Boyer J & Co, dry goods.
Brinnegar G W, prop Union House livery. (See top of page.)
Brown F H, photographer
Buhler Albert, blacksmith.
Burchard A W & Co, harness, carriages and farm machinery
Burchard C T, phys.
Burkart John, meat market.
Carpenter C, tel operator M.P. Ry.
Case Henry, harness and carriages.
Centropolis Hotel, W J Iliff prop.
Clegg Robert, drugs and wall paper
Comstock O M Mrs, dressmaker
Cronkite F P, dentist (See adv.)
Crook W H & Co, hardware.
Curran J W, merchant tailor
Daniels Philip, sta and ex agt.
Darville J C, wagonmaker
Davidson M, drygoods, clothing and millinery.
Davis H C, prop Falls City News.
De Murs & Haller, barbers
Dockhorn Charles, genl mdse.
Edwards J T, veterinary surgeon.
Falloon Edwin, atty.
Falls City Creamery, Wm Waring prop, F P Jones supt.
Falls City Journal Co, F O Edgecombe pres, John J Faulkner mgr.
Falls City News, H C Davis editor, prop
Falsken C H, windmills, pumps, agl implts.
First National Bank, capital and surplus $100,000,
S B Miles pres, P H Jussen cashier
Gantt Amos E, atty.
Gehling Michael, brewery
Gerhart G C, boots, shoes.
Gillespie Clarence, atty.
Gilman J d, atty.
Gists & Greenwald, dry goods.
Goldner Wm, blacksmith.
Halsey Peter M, real estate.
Harris J H, furniture.
Heacock P S, grain
Hendricks J Mrs, dressmaker.
Hentral House, G H Ruegge prop.(correction Central House)
Hessler Paul, harnessmaker.
Hill A E, groceries
Himmelreich T L, millinery
Hinghman J V, phys.
Holdbrook E J, blacksmith.
Horner John, transfer.
Houston I M, phys
Huber Ulrich, saloon, billiards
Iliff W J, prop Centropolis Hotel.
Ingham F W, pumps, windmills.
Keeling W H, genl mdse.
Keim A R, justice of the peace.
Keller A, phys.
Kerr W H, phys.
Kidder O, groceries.
Korner & Co, hardware.
Lange Fred, boots, shoes.
Lee Sing, laundry.
Linn & Easley, lumber.
Long Alice Mrs, millinery.
McNett Charles, meat market.
Maddox & Crum, hardware.
Martin F, atty.
Marvin Frank, prop Union House
Mason t R, sta and ex agt M P Ry.
Maust E A & Son, grain.
Miller F W, surveyor.
Minnick Bros, news depot.
Minnick & Gianini, transfer.
Minnick J W & Co, livery
Musselman M W, ins, real estate, abstracts.
Neal Geo H, phys.
Neal W E, real estate and ins.
Neitzel August, marble and granite works.
Nettleback A, harness maker.
Newcomb Edward, agt Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Nolte F F, cigar mfr.
Noonan J H, notions.
Paxton & Mauger, groceries.
Power A, meat market.
Powers E, tel operator B & M depot.
Ramsey & Parleir, livery.
Randall H L, phys.
Reavis Bros, real estate and loans.
Reavis Isham, atty.
Resterer & Son, furniture.
Resterer W C, bakery and confectionery.
Richardson County Bank, capital $50,000, surplus $21,000,
J L Slocum pres, Geo W Holland cashier.
Ruegge G H, prop Central House.
Ruegge Herman, saloon and billiards
Ryan L A, postmaster.
Schoenheit L, saloon and billiards.
Schuyler Manufacturing Co, I C Schuyler, C W Ladd props.
(see adv. page 161.)
Sedlmayer Charles & Co, mnfrs of soda, ginger ale, birch beer,
champagne cider and bottlers of beer; shipped to any part of the country.
Shelley & Tucker, jewelry, drugs.
Shildneck Wm, tel operator.
Shurtleff Bros, chop house.
Smith C E, seed grower.
Smith Frank, photographer.
Smith Henry C, mortgage, loans and real estate.
Smith J H, seed grower.
Sowles D W, candy mfr.
Spencer T J, dentist
Stock, F W, bakery, groceries.
Sullivan T F, lumber.
Tanner J J & co, agl implts.
Taylor Thomas, foundry.
Thomas E W, atty.
Tolman M E Mrs, millinery.
Tucker E A, county atty.
Union House, Frank Marvin prop.
Union Laundry, Mrs. M G Good prop.
Van Winckle & Kirkpatrick, groceries.
Wachs & Moon, barbers.
Wahl Samuel, clothing.
Wanamaker & Brown, merchant tailors.
Wanner A G, drugs, wall paper.
Watts D M, genl mdse.
Watts W, prop B & M Eating House.
Wherry R A & Co, genl mdse.
White A L, painter.
White W L, sign painter.
Whitten W V, jewelry, musical instruments
Wilhite J R, atty.
Wilson & Dorrington, furniture and undertaker.
Wosika Frank J, merchant tailor.
Wylie Bros, meat market. Top of Page
Humboldt is in the western part of Richardson county on the A. & N. division of the B. & M. R.R. It is one of the oldest places in the county and has a population of 1,500. It is well located. A fine flour mill, an elevator and a carriage factory are located here. The First National Bank is well known and a popular institutution. The city has ample hotel accommodations. The Filson House, Mrs. G.M. Filson, proprietress, is an excellent hostelry, and receives liberal patronage. The city has a fine public library comprising some 1,500 volumes, together with a handsomely furnished reading room. The newspapers, the HumboldtEnterprise and the Humboldt Standard, are the news mediums of this vicinity. The churches are the Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, German Methodist, Baptist, Evangelical and the Christian. The leading societies are all represented here. Top of Page
Acken, Gustave A., station agt.
Central Hotel, R.C. Mulholland, prop.
Cogswell, A.F., dentist
Coleman, Robert W., genl mdse
Collins & Bantz, clothing, shoes
Cooper, O.A., grain, flour mill
Crandall, John H., livery
Crane, Eber L., jewelry
Daigh, Peter P., drugs
Dorland, Edward, blacksmith
Dorland, Liberty P., wagonmaker
Elwell, Edward W., real estate, ins
Enoch House, E. H. Viets, prop
Fellers & Segrist, furniture
Filson, G.M. Mrs., prop Filson House
Filson House, Mrs. G.M. Filson, prop
Firmin, Herman E., barber
First National Bank, F.W. Samuelson, pres, Jas. K. Liggett, cashier
Frank, August, postmaster
Freker, C.E., tinsmith
Friend, Morris, genl mdse
Gandy, James L., phys
Glasser, Joseph, ins, notary
Hays, Peter W., phys
Hnizda Bros., harness
Humboldt Enterprise, E.F. Sharts, prop.
Humboldt Standard, George Monagon, prop.
Hughes, Arthur A., photographer
Ihne, M.C. Miss, millinery
Johnson, John M., agl implts
Jones, Charles M., flour, feed
Kline, Olive S. Mrs., librarian Brunn Memorial
Klossner, John, harness
Krummenacher, Anton, merchant, tailor
Lee, M.C. Mrs.,genl mdse
Linn & Philpot, lumber
Lytle & Hallam, variety store
McClanahan, Perry, veterinary
Marberger, George F., shoemaker
Monagon, George, prop Humboldt Standard
Morris, John J., hardware, agl implts
Morris, J. Russell, phys
Mulholland, R.C., prop Central House
Neeld, James, livery
Neely, Chas, loans and ins
Neher, D.M., carpenter
O'Brien, Mary Miss, dressmaker
Perry, Benjamin F., atty.
Poe, O.M., dentist.
Rosenberger & Smutz, groceries.
Rousek, James W., genl mdse
Schmelzel, E.R., drugs
Schmelzel, Francis C., restaurant.
Schneider & Lung, dry goods, shoes.
Scott, James W., barber.
Scott & Skalak, hardware and agl implts.
Sharts, Ernest F., prop Humboldt Enterprise.
Sparks & Carpenter, groceries.
Speiser, David J., agl implts.
Stearns, H.E. Mrs., dry goods, shoes.
Stearns, Wm H., groceries.
Stevens, James F., doctor, drugs.
Till, Samuel, cigar mfr.
Tinker, Henry D., furniture
Truxaw, Michael W., meat market.
Vance, Jeremiah, blacksmith.
Viets, E.H., prop Enoch House.
Wedner & Mann, meat market.
Weinman, Albert, genl mdse.
Whitcomb, Olney M., carriages.
Whitney, Egbert, carpenter
Wiesner, Winsel, shoemaker.
Williams, Gilbert B., restaurant.
Williams, A. Loyd, phys.
Wittwer & Spring, implts.
Wittwer & Spring, hardware, agl implts.
Wolfe, Jacob, lunch counter
Wyman & Campbell, dressmakers. Top of Page
Middleburgh, a postoffice in the southwestern part of Richardson county, 20 miles from Falls City, the county seat.
Burgett, Chas., blacksmith
Housewill, J.F., justice
Peake, W.J., postmaster
Wells, Dr., phys Top of Page
Preston, a postoffice in the southeastern part of Richardson county, on the Atchison and Columbus branch of the B. & M. R.R., five miles east of Falls City. Top of Page
Rulo is in the extreme southeastern part of Richardson county, on the Missouri river, 10 miles from Falls City, the county seat. It is reached by the main line of the Republican Vlley branch of the B.&M. R.R., which crosses the river here, on a very fine steel bridge. The population of Rulo is 850, mostly of French descent, a colony of that nation having settled here in early days. religious denominations represented here are Methodist, Episcopal, Catholic and M.E. Secret Societies are A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., and G.A.R. Top of Page
Bank of Rulo, B.F. Cunningham, cashier
Belpere, C.L., boots and shoes
Boehme, Herman, shoemaker
Boerner, August, brewer
Boudrie, Jake, blacksmith
Davis, J M, restaurant
Dennis, Samuel, blacksmith
Dietsch, G., furniture
Easley & Hinkle, genl mdse
Estehle, E. Mrs., grocery
Frederick, L., carpenter
Gagnon, John, atty.
Graham Bros., props Rulo ferry
Graham, D.H., justice
Horsford & Gagon, genl mdse
Hotel, The Eli, D.H. Graham, prop
Huber, C.J., harnessmaker, postmaster
Hughes, R.J., hardware
Jeffries, M. phys
Jones, W.A. & Bros, genl mdse
Kanely, Robt, saloon
Kerk, George D., notary
Kessick, W.J., sta, tel and ex agt
Koebrich Bros., meat market
LeBlainc, M.J., drugs
Martin, E.O., barber
Plumb, L.E., lumber
Poteet Bros., livery
Shepherd, J.C., phys
Simons, F., confectionery, drugs
Simpson, M.D., restaurant
Taylor, George, livery stable
Winterbottom, J.S., hardware Top of Page
Salem, in Richardson county, is on the B.& M. R.R., at the junction of the A. & N. division of the road, seven miles west of Falls City, the county seat. The north and south forks of the Nemaha river meet here. Good building stone is found in the vicinity; also clay suitable for the manufacture of brick. A flour mill with a capacity of 100 barrels per day is running night and day. A new school building has just been completed at a cost of $4,200. The population is 700. The Salem Index is the local newspaper. The religious organizations are the Presbyterian, Christian, Methodist, First Baptist, Free-will Baptist, and German Baptist. Top of Page
Allen, Minnie Miss, dressmaker
Bank of Salem, S P Gist, pres., W A Greenwald, cashier
Barker, Geo. W, shoemaker
Bayne, Samuel H, harness
Boyle & Graves, brick mfrs.
Brook, John R. Dr., drugs
Chaffin, Shedrick M., meat market
City Hotel, L.F. Todd prop
Claus, Cleaver C, prop Claus House
Claus House, C C Claus prop
Cook, Wm H., barber
Davis, Omer W., prop Salem Index
Duis, Benjamin R., photographer
Easley Bros & Linn, lumber
Felt & Jordan, hardware, agl implts
Felt, Myron H., postmaster
Forbes, J.R., sta, tel and ex agt
Gist, Silas P, grain elevator
Graves, Jefferson M., brick mfr
Heskett, John W., phys
Lincoln., J.C., grain elevator
Lord, Charles A., barber
Lord, Joshua S., drugs
Lord, Wm M., livery
McCool, W.C., agl implts, blacksmith
Malone, Morris, meat market
Mead, Alfred J., billiards
Neeley, George E., carpenter
Perry, Henry, genl mdse
Rantsma, Hiram, restaurant
Russell & Bright, genl mdse
Salem Index, O.W. Davis prop
Shelly, George W., agl implts
Shrimpton, Geo & Son, flouring mill
Spurlock, Wesley w., genl mdse
Sumstine, Charles W., furniture
Tisdel, D.A. & Co, genl mdse
Todd, L. Frank, prop City Hotel
Waltemeyer, John T., phys
Wood, Albert F, wagonmaker Top of Page
Stella is a town with 650 inhabitants on the M.P. Ry., in the northern part of Richardson county, 95 miles from Omaha and 16 miles from Falls City, the county seat. The surrounding country is well wooded, has a rich and deep soil, and is one of the best fruit sections in the state. Small fruits are easily raised and the peach and apple orchards yield abundantly. The town has one bank, the State Bank of Stella, with a capital of $30,000, two grain elevators, a flour mill and two hotels, the leading one being the Mead House. There is one newspaper published here, the Stella Weekly Press, circulation 750. The church organizations are the Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist and Christian. During the past year a number of business and dwelling houses were built, and also a large frame school building which cost $4,000. Top of Page
Andrews, B. Bell, phys
Baldwin, A.J., harnessmaker
Brimble, David, confectionery, restaurant
Brisby, Mattie Mrs., dressmaker
Brisby, T.M., millinery, dress goods
Cain, T.H., dentist
Camblin, & Kyen, meat market
Clark, H.E., wire fence, real estate
Crabtree, Isaac, photographer
Cupp, R.A. Mrs., milliner
Dalbey, J.L., editor The Stella Weekly Press
Fisher, Nicholas, confectionery
Florence Hotel, N.H. Low, prop
Garrington, John, blacksmith
Gates, J.L., sta, tel and ex agt
Goslin, Joseph, blacksmith
Graham, Archie, lumber, coal
Hatchett, Geo., veterinary surgeon
Hayes, M.L., drugs
Henderson, Jackson, livery
Hill, R.J., barber
Hoagland, Samuel, carpenter
Hogrefe & Morris, hardware, furniture
Hogrefe, W.H., genl mdse
Hulburd, O. T., grain elevator
Hull, J.A.W., phys
Jameson Bros., corn meal mills
Kennedy & Leming, carriages and farm machinery
Knox, Henry, shoemaker
Low, N.H. prop Florence Hotel
Malone & Davis, drugs, jewelry, paints, wallpaper
Mann, J.S., harnessmaker
Mead, C.E., prop Mead Hotel
Mead Hotel, C.E. Mead, prop
Rhoades, C., barber
Richardson & Vader, genl mdse
Ritter, S.L., dry goods, groceries
State Bank of Stella, capital $30,000,
J.S. Slocum, pres, J.R.Cain, cashier
Stella Weekly, J.L. Dalby, editor
Timmerman, John, postmaster
Vandeveter & Overman, genl mdse
Watson, J.C., coal
Wheeler & Eckhart, carriages, agl implts, pumps
Wheeler, W.H., furniture, hardware
Wyatt, W.R., dry goods, groceries Top of Page
Verdon has a population of 450, and is situated at the junction of the Nemaha line of the B.& M. R.R. adn the M.P. Ry, near the center of Richardson county, the most southeasterly county in the state, and 10 miles northwest of Falls City, the county seat. It has two good grain elevators and is surrounded by a fine fruit and grain growing county. The Farmers State Bank of Verdon has recently been organized, authorized capital $25,000, Geo. Lum president, T.J. Jones cashier. The Vedette, is the interesting journal of Verdon. there are good schools here, and the churches are the Congregational, Evangelical and Christian. Top of Page
Bowman, P.P. Mrs, confectionery
Bowman, R.E., postmaster
Burk, W.T., prop Verdon House
Cartmal, J.H. , sta agt B & M R. R.
Cox, Walker & Co, genl mdse
DeWald, J L, carpenter
Dockhorn, Charles, genl mdse
Foutch, A.B., furniture
Henderson, W.P., harnessmaker
Howe Bros., grain
Howe, F.D. & Bro., genl mdse
Kennedy & Leming, carriages and agl implts
King, D.M. phys
Kroh, Audrey Miss, dressmaker
Lafler, James R., atty and real estate
Lum, George, lumber
Maust, E.A. & Son, grain
Miles, J.H., livery
Moreau, Joseph F., jeweler
Price, L.L., carpenter
Reimers, P.H., & Son, meat market
Salloway, Earl, sta, tel and ex agt M P Ry.
Sloan, George, barber
Stillians, M.E. Mrs., millinery
Stowell, W.H., prop Verdon Vedette
Stump & Timerman, hardware and agl implts
Tappe Bros., blacksmiths and wagonmakers
Verdon House, W.T. Burk prop
Verdon Vedette,W.H. Stowell, editor and prop.
Wagner, S.L., horse breeder
Wanner, A.G., drugs
Webster, Belle J. Mrs., millinery Top of Page