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1890 Gazetteer - Brown County
Nebraska State Gazetteer,
Business Directory and Farmers List
Business (town) listings
Ainsworth Capay Grace Halsted Johnston
Pine Mabelo Midvale Pineglen Winfield
county seat of Brown County, on the line of the F.E. & M.V. RR
is a place of importance in a commercial sense. The adjoining
lands are good, its citizens are enterprising and the town has
every prospect of success. Its population is 800 and increasing
with a healthy growth. The courthouse built in 1888 was a brick
bldg. cost $10,000. The opera house cost $5,000. The First
National Bank erected a two-story brick bank building in 1889. A
flour mill, a creamery, two banks -- Bank of Ainsworth and First
National, three hotels and three newspapers -- Ainsworth
Journal, Ainsworth Star, and Home-Rule, are
among the business enterprises. The churches are Baptist,
Congregational and Methodist.
Ainsworth Creamery Co. J H Rogers sec and mgr.
Ainsworth House, W H Orcutt prop.
Ainsworth Journal, B A Miller prop.
Ainsworth Star, Thomas J Smith pub.
Alder L K, atty.
Altschuler Alex, atty.
Astschuler & Pennell, abstracters.
Altschuler & Rippey, real estate, ins.
Aner Elias, wagonmaker.
Ash E F, restaurant, confectionery.
Ash James M, billards.
Baldwin W H, farm machinery.
Bank of Ainsworth, capital $16,000 J H Rogers pres, R S Rising
Barnes C F, postmaster.
Bartlett C & M, furniture.
Bartlett O C, justice.
Bisbee H R, atty.
Blair L G, photgrapher.
Campbell C E Rev, Pastor M E church.
Chaney S G, hardware, pumps and windmills.
Chase B M, justice.
City Hotel, W H White, prop.
Collins M E, Mrs, & Co. millinery.
Cornish W A, county surveyor.
Crane O H, phys.
Davison & Mastick, grain, coal.
Davisson Nathan, meat market.
Day, Sawyer, & Sullivan, blacksmiths.
Delanoy J A, notions.
De Long T W, Rev, pastor Congregational church.
Douglas James A. drugs, notions.
Eells Charles B, merchant, taylor.
Ellenwood Albert C. blacksmith.
Ely Wm B, phys.
Emo Frank J, barber.
Excelsior Lumber Co, J B Finney pres.
Finney J B, pres Excelsior Lumber co.
First National Bank, F B Tiffany pres, J B Finney
C G Alton cashier, Frank Boyd
Funk Z T, genl mdse.
Hedges Will G, livery.
Hitchings Mrs. & Hunter Miss, dressmakers.
Home Rule, Robert Wilbert editor, C W Potter mgr.
Kingery John M, real estate, ins.
Landis House, J. Landis prop.
Landis J, prop, Landis House.
Lathrop Adello B, drugs.
Lewis A D, nursery.
Logan R M, atty.
McAndrews P D, atty.
McCord W D, lumber, grain.
Magraw Joseph, livery.
Marsden Charles H, paints, painter.
Martin & Rathburn, carpenters.
Miller B A, prop, Ainsworth Journal.
Mosely Adelbert, livery.
Munson & Ackerman, genl mdse.
Myers Charles, barber.
Nesbit R M, genl mdse.
Nicholson John, dentist.
Norris H G Mrs, millenery.
Orcutt W H, prop, Ainsworth House.
Osborne (The), Mrs N J Osborne, prop.
Osborne M J, Mrs. prop The Osborne.
Paine & Rogers, real estate, insurance
Pennell L H, capenter.
Pine River Roller Mills, Robt Martin mgr, flour and feed.
Pollock E J, mgr City Drug Store.
Pratt John, restaurant.
Remy George O. phys.
Rightmire James A, saloon.
Rodwell L A, sta agt, F E & M V R R.
Schienost Albert, Boots and shoes.
Seals Ella Miss, dressmaking.
Sisson Fred W., hardware, Shoes, harness.
Smith Thomas, J. editor and pub. The Ainsworth Star.
Spencer John C, harness maker.
Spencer W E & Co. boots, shoes and gents furnishing and
Stephenson F A, painter.
Swett A R, & Son, flour mill.
Thill John, meat market.
Thompson M V, jewelry.
Wamsley W P, saloon.
Warner A D, drugs and clothing.
White Marion, cigar mfr.
White W H, prop City Hotel.
Whittecar Wm, carpenter.
Woodward & Co, genl mdse.
Wyvel John F, hardware, implts.
postoffice in the extreme northeastern part of Brown county.
recently established postoffice in Brown county.
rural postoffice in the northwestern part of Brown County.
Dingman J S Mrs, postmistress.
Halsted J M, justice
pleasantly located village in the western part of Brown county,
has a population of 150. It is 10 miles north of Ainsworth, the
Johnstown is in
the western part of Brown County and has a population of 150. It
is 10 miles west of Ainsworth, the county seat, and is on the F.
E. & M. V. RR. The town made a great stride in a business view
the last year, having gained second place in the county for the
shipment of hogs and first place for the shipment of poultry, game
and eggs. The town contains a two-story school building, in which
is conducted a graded school. The Methodist and United Brethen
have each good church buildings in which regular services are
held. The Bank of Johnstown has a capital and surplus of $10,000,
with a very good line of deposits. There is a grist mill of 60
barrels capacity, and a corn meal mill, both run by water power,
of which there is a unlimited supply all the year round. The
Germans have erected a church building about seven miles northeast
of town. at a cost of $1500. The G.A.R. have a post here.
T S, blacksmith.
Barnes & Porter, genl mdse.
Coleman W W, pumps windmills.
Coryell Wm, blacksmith, agl implts.
Eichar Geo, furniture.
Farleigh T D, Dr, drugs.
Fast, Daniel genl mdse.
Holt A G, sta, tel and ex agts.
Hoefs & Son, props Evergreen Grist Mill.
Hoyt S J, saw mill.
Johnstown Bank, C Scattergood pres, A Scattergood cashier.
Johnstown Lumber Yard, C Scattergood prop.
Koontz S W, postmaster.
Micheel Henry, livery.
Moore Edgar, picket fence mfr.
Pfeifer John, hardware, grain and hog shipper.
Pelsters F W, genl mdse.
Porter Alton, C., pedigreed hogs.
Porter J H, prop, Clifton Hotel.
Reed, Hoet, & Fauver, cold storage, buyers of game and
Scattergood A, justice, notary.
Scattergood A W. atty.
Wood L D, prop meal mills.
Long Pine, lies
in the northeastern part of Brown county, nine miles east of
Ainsworth, the county seat, on the F. E. & M. V. R. R., and
has 700 inhabitants. Cereals of all kinds are raised in the
adjacent country. The Chautauqua Assembly have 120 acres of
naturally beautiful and well arranged grounds, on the Long Pine
river. In connection with the assembly is a museum containing
several thousand interesting geological,
Long Pine continued
botanical and other specimens. In addition to the excellence of
the surrounding country the city itself has valuable interests and
industries. Among them are two roller mills, one burr mill, one
saw mill and several hotels, a newspaper, the Long Pine Journal,
and an opera house, besides there are several churches and
societies, and a fire department with a hook and ladder and a hose
company, good schools and substantial water works.
Adams G B, sta and ex agt.
Baker Bros, genl mdse.
Bates, J B, phys.
Berger J, genl mdse.
Brown County Bank, C R Glover pres, Fred Whittemore
Bull Cline, banker, genl mdse and lumber.
Butler Bros, blacksmiths.
Castle J C, hardware.
Chautauqua Roller Mills, C R Glver prop.
Colburn J P, barber.
Collins W W, mgr W U T Co.
Commercial House, C Rapp prop.
Cory W, shoemaker.
Courtright W J, atty and notary.
Depot Hotel, O J Showers prop.
Donohue W H, restaurant.
Dunn M R, saloon
Dunn N V, Miss, millinery.
Dwinell The O J Showers prop.
Enos A F, editor Long Pine Journal.
Exchange Bank, Cline Bull, prop.
Glover C R, prop Chautauqua Roller Mills.
Green E P, phys.
Hallderson C Mrs, laundry.
Hess W L, hardware.
Hoyt George M, cigar mfr.
Ingalls J F, jeweler.
Ingersoll F H, drugs.
Kayser Philip, harness.
Kyner S H, prop Pine Valley Roller Mills.
Laverty J Mrs, millinery.
Learn W W, dentist.
Long Pine Journal, A F Enos editor.
Lowe G W, genl mdse.
McKnight H P, phys.
Madden J J, hotel.
Malloy M B, atty, notary.
Mead J M, furniture, undertaker.
Miller L Mrs, bakery.
Mygatt S N, pres Pine River Roller Mills.
Patten H & Co, dyer and laundry.
Pine River Roller Mills, S N Mygatt pres.
Pine Valley Roller Mills, S H Kyner pres.
Rapp D, prop Commercial House.
Reeves A, flour and feed.
Ringsreid N O, blacksmith.
Salings James, livery.
Scott J, phys.
Shower O J, prop The Dwinell and Depot Hotels.
Smith & Dougherty, livery.
Smith George A, postmester (sic).
Sullivan Timothy, shoemaker.
Thomas J H A, drugs.
Totman & Johnson The Misses, dressmaking.
Upstill Alfred, groceries.
Walker D D, real estate.
Welbs, George V, justice.
Whittemore F A, justice.
postoffice in the northwestern part of Brown county 12 miles north
of Ainsworth the county seat.
Midvale, a post
office in the southwestern part of Brown county, 21 miiles south
of Ainsworth, the seat of justice.
postoffice in the northeastern part of Brown county, 14 miles from
Ainsworth, the county seat.
postoffice on the Niobrara river, in the northwestern part of
Brown county, 18 miles north of Ainsworth, the county seat. Arabia
is the nearest railway station.
Miller H G, flour mill, saw mill and
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