Indiana American History and Genealogy Project-DeKalb County

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ALTONA. On line between Butler and Richland townships, in DeKalb county. Is a station on the B. & O. R. R., 6 miles west of Auburn, the county seat. Population 100. Express, B. & O. Mail, daily. H. E. Gettel, postmaster.

Barber John, hides, furs and meat market.
Brown G, shoemaker.
Clark O C, grain and stock.
Gettel M E, General Store.
Rogers Harris, brick and tile mnfr.
Saxton O, hides and furs.
Vaugh H R, carpenter.

AUBURN, Is the county seat of DeKalb county, located at crossing of B. & O. Eel Riv. Div. W. St. L. & P. and Ft. W. & J. R. R's, 130 miles northeast of Indianapolis, and 23 north of Fort Wayne. The village has 2, 000 inhabitant, and has good substantial public buildings, Comprising the county buildings, 7 churches and graded schools. Its bonded indebtedness is $14,000. It is surrounded by a good agricultural district, and has an abundance of timber of all kinds, which is extensively manufactured by 4 saw mills. In addition to its lumber manufacturies, it has 2 flour mills, stave and heading, bent works, hub and spoke establishment. There are 2 banks, 3 hotels, and 2 weekly newspapers--DeKalb County Republican and Auburn Courier--in the village. Lumber, grain, staves, heading, hubs and spokes are shipped. Express, American, United States and Baltimore and Ohio. Telegraphn, Western Union. Daily mail. Joseph Rainier, postmaster.

Abright Joseph, jeweler.
Allen Aaron W, livery stable.
Allen Wm S, physician.
Altenburg Daniel, justice of the peace.
Anderson James, carriage maker.
Ashley E, wagonmaker.
Auburn Courier, Reed & Lowry, publishers.
Auburn House, H Bashelier propr.
Austin W J & Co, boots and shoes.
Bachtel Isaac O, flour mill.
Baker Edward, baker.
Bashelier Henry, propr Auburn House.
Baxter J W, county clerk.
Beringer Frederick, tailor.
Beugnot C V & Co, stave factory.
Beugnot Joseph, saloon.
Beuret Jules, stoves and tinware.
Boland M, county recorder.
Cannon John F, carriage painter.
Canon Rebecca A, dressmaker.
Casebeer & Matheny, druggist and physicians.
Cass Sarah A Mrs, hair goods.
Central House, T D Goss propr.
Cleaveland Mary Miss, millinery.
Conzelman Wm Rev (Methodist).
Cool Isaac N, livery stable.
Cowan & Allyn, physician.
Davenport Franklin E, druggist.
Davis John L, banker, hardware, insurance and express agent.
DeKalb County Republican (Weekly), G W Weamer, publisher.
Doty John W, saw mill.
Duncan George H, county commissioner.
Durkee Sarah Mrs, dressmaker.
Eckhart Charles, carriage and wagonmaker.
Edgington Wm, barber.
Ehlers John H, druggist.
Eldridge Edward, saloon.
Elson Richard, dentist.
Ensley N & G, agricultural implements.
Ensley & Co, millinery
First National Bank, capital $50,000, Jacob Walborn, pres, Wm McIntyre cash.
Gibson Finley, baker.
Gonser Daniel, county treasurer.
Goodman Benedict, tinsmith.
Gordon George W, photographer.
Groscop, Wm, saloon.
Grosh & Ober, flour mill.
Gross Thomas D, propr Central House.
Gugerli John H, tailor.
Hague Isaac, boot and shoes.
Hebel John, cigars.
Hoff Frank A, grocer.
Hollister Sherman, restaurant.
Houston Mitchell, meat market.
Houston M, city treasurer.
Heulsenbeck Ferdinand, saloon.
Humphrey Vivian A, physician.
Husselman & Veley, saw mill.
Johnson Henry Rev (Presbyterian).
Jones Martha Mrs, notions.
Kiblinger & Co, hardware.
Knoder John, gunsmith.
Kruger John, grocer.
Lanning, George L, grocer.
Latson J J, coroner.
Leas A S, sheriff.
Little Andrew J Mrs, millinery.
Littlefield J J, physician.
Lockwood Philo J, lawyer.
McKay Alice R, millinery.
McQuiston & Ralson, agents B & O Exchange Co and general store.
Meese Wm L, insurance agent.
Miller & Getrost, general store.
Moody Daniel D, lawyer.
Myers J N & Co, agricultural implements.
Norris Hugh J Rev (Methodist).
Otto John, grocer.
Penfield & Emanuel, lawyers.
Peterson Henry C, lawyer.
Plumb Guy, lawyer.
Pommert Samuel, barber.
Rainier Joseph, Postmaster.
Rainier Wm A, saloon.
Ralston Samuel W, general store.
Reed & Lowry, publishers Auburn Courier.
Rettig John Rev (Reform).
Rice Levi Rev (Lutheran).
Rife Obed C, lumber dealer.
Robbins Albert, county auditor.
Rose & Hartman, lawyers.
Rush Wm E, grocer.
Schaab, Beugnot & Co, general store.
Scott T P, city marshall.
Sears Charles S, physician.
Sebring David A, physician.
Shaffer Chrisopher C, furniture.
Shaffer John W, carriage and wagonmaker.
Sheets Hulbert, saw mill.
Sheffer & Rush, harnessmakers.
Shoub John, county commissioner.
Silver Phillip, saw mill.
Snyder David D, agricultural implements, hubs, spokes, rims and bent wood manufacturers.
Snyder Wm, blacksmith.
Sprott Thomas H, lawyer and city clerk.
Stahl George W, tailor.
Steele & Cass, house and sign painters.
Sthair Wm S, blacksmith.
Stebe Francis, shoemaker.
Summers Thomas, saloon.
Swarts David J, physician.
Swineford Sapharus C, propr Swineford House.
Tarney Simeon W, meat market.
Tritch Thomas W, physician.
Umber James H, scythe and cradle snaths manufacturer.
Van Anken J J, county surveyor.
Walborn Jacob, justice of the peace.
Ward Simon B Rev (Baptist).
Weamer Geo W, publisher DeKalb County Republican.
Willis & Co, books and stationery.
Yesbera George H, tailor.
Young August Rev (Catholic).

AUBURN JUNCTION. Derives its name from its location. One mile south of Auburn, at junctions of Eel river division W. St. L. & P. Ry., B. & O. and Ft. W. and J. Ry in DeKalb County, 22 miles north of Ft. Wayne. Contains 200 inhabitants, stave and heading factory and district school. Auburn is the county seat and postoffice.

Baker Christian, saloon.
Clark F F, railroad agent.
Martin John J, railroad agent.
McNabb David, stave and heading mnfr.
Simons Frederick, grocer.
Stemmett Henry H, hotel.

BLAIR. Better known as St. Joe, located in DeKalb county, on St. Joe river and B. & O. R. R., with a population of 125 persons, is located 10 miles southeast of Auburn, the county seat. The village contains two churches--Evangelical and Lutheran. Daily communication by state with Ft. Wayne and Butler. Mail daily. B. & O. Express. J. D. Leighty, postmaster.

Case & Olds, general store.
Fales Elliott, furniture.
Goodale C W, blacksmith.
Lachapelle A, blacksmith.
Leighty & Bishop, general store.
Mitchell Bros, drugs.
Mitchell W K, physician.
Reed J A, wagonmaker.
Sayler L, meat market.
Vanzile & Culbertson, meat market.
Vollmer W, furniture.

BUTLER. This thriving incorporated village of 1,200 inhabitants is located in Wilmington township, DeKalb county. It lies at the point of intersection of air line division L. S. & M. Ry. and the Eel river Division W. St. L. & P. Ry., 12 miles northeast of Auburn and 160 northeast of Indianapolis. Grain and produce are shipped. The place has a good graded school, three churches--Lutheran, Methodist, and Disciple--three saw mills, handle factory, three flour mills, two brickyards, foundry and tile factory. The village supports two hotels and a weekly newspaper, the Record. Express, American and Pacific Telegraph, Western Union. Miss Ida Carpenter, postmaster.

Barnes J S, brick and tile manufacturer.
Barnett James S, physician.
Baxter Andrew J, lawyer and insurance agent.
Beechler J W, dentist.
Beekman S M & C, grocers.
Bennett Joseph B, physician.
Blaker John, livery.
Bolan Milton J, durggist.
Boots George E, propr of the Boots House, Lake Shore and Wabash Depot
Bordner & Plonsen, dressmakers.
Boyle James B, lawyer.
Britzius John, policeman.
Burget Lewis C, carriage manufacturer.
Burns Albert W Rev (Lutheran).
Butler House, Mrs George Dyle propr.
Butler Record, Wm M Kist propr.
Carpenter Ida Miss, postmaster.
Carroll Lottie Miss, agent American and Pacific Express Cos.
Crane C H & W E, grocers.
Diehl Leander J, jeweler.
Dills M L Mrs, milliner.
Dyle George Mrs, propr Butler House.
Ely & Egnew, agricultural implements.
Fanning A F, physician.
Fisher Isaac, cabinetmaker.
Fosdick E W, saw mill.
Fyke Charles A, principal public school
Garrison Nellie Miss, dressmaker.
Gengnagel Geo F, hardware.
Gengnagel Nicholas F, saloon.
Haley Henry C, marshall.
Harn Annie Miss, milliner.
Harn Callie Mrs, dressmaker.
Haskins & Son, livery.
Hazlett Jonathan, city treasurer.
Hirschler Isaac, saloon and restaurant.
Hoopingarner John J, druggist.
Hopkins Ezra, brick manufacturer.
Johns Garrett T, harnessmaker.
Johnson Isaac M, photographer.
Kehrer & Stone, druggists and booksellers.
Kist Wm M, propr Butler Record.
Knisely Bros, dry goods.
Leonard & Stevens, foundry.
McBride Curtis C, painter.
McBride Levi, handle manufacturer.
McMorgan Wm, restaurant.
Madden Theodore S, marble yard.
Madden Wm H, physician.
Mathena Susie E Mrs, milliner.
Maxwell Daniel B, constable.
May Adolphus, saloon.
Miller John, physician.
Milligan James, physician.
Miltenberger Julius, flour mill.
Moore John A, blacksmith.
Mohr Philip, shoemaker.
Moughler Amanda Miss, dressmaker.
Ochs Isaac, dry goods.
Ocker John H, city clerk.
Otis Merril B, agent W St K & P Ry.
Rensch Nicholas, tailor.
Rudd Thomas, meat market.
Searight Samuel G, tinsmith.
Sise John J, justice of the peace.
Snyder Bros, barbers.
Stiefel S & Son, dry goods.
Stiefel & Strauss, grocers.
Stoy Cyrus S, saw mill.
Straup & Wolf, clothing.
Swarts George W, flour mill.
Veley Josiah B, constable.
Wanemaker Hartsel, justice of the peace.
Wilkinson C W Rev (Methodist).
Yetter Charles, optician.

CEDAR CREEK. On Eel River Division W. St. L. & P. Ry., in Butler Twp., DeKalb County, 6 miles southwest of Auburn, the county seat, has 100 inhabitants, one church and a distict school. Grain and lumber are shipped. Mail daily. A. A. Kester, postmaster.

Clark O C, lumber.
Hackathorn Henry, shoemaker.
Howser H H, carpenter.
Jones C B, saw mill.
Kester A A, physician.
McDowell A, blacksmith.
Watson Wm, carpenter.

CONCORD. Located on the B. & O. R. R. in township of same name, county of DeKalb, 7 miles southeast of Auburn, the county seat. Contains Methodist church and district school. St. Joe, 3 miles south on the same road, is the shipping point for all but prepaid freights. Mail daily. G. W. Dragoo, postmaster.

Baker Henry, carpenter.
Baker D M, carpenter.
Draggoo F B, general store.
Gill John, blacksmith.

CORUNNA. A thriving village of 600 inhabitants, is located on Air Line division the L. S. & M. S. Ry., in Richland township, DeKalb county, 8 miles northwest of Auburn, the county seat. The place has two churches--United Brethren and Methodist--graded school, saw mill, brick and tile manufactory, flour mill and newspaper--The Headlight. Express, United States. Mail daily. B. A. Chaffey, postmaster.

Adams W B, hardware
Bachtel Isaac O, flour mill.
Brumback J, live stock.
Calkin P M, planing mill.
Carpenter A, blacksmith.
Chaffey B A, agent U S Express Co.
Cissel B G, drugs.
Clark E, cooper.
Corunna Headlight, J C Loveland editor.
Finch John, justice of the peace.
Fried F G, general store.
Gesler John, cooper.
Griffith D, barber.
Hall & Wise, wagon manufacturers.
Hasley John, saloon.
Helmer J W & Co, general store.
Helmer & Carpenter, wagon manufacturers.
Innis C, hotel.
Innis & Gregg, boots and shoes.
Johnston J Rev (Methodist),
Lipsett & Co, general store.
Loveland J C, editor Corunna Headlight.
McMillan George, meat market.
Maynard T T, shoemaker.
Mercer Wm T, physician.
Miles G H, harnessmaker.
Miller Lafayette, agent L S & M S Ry.
Myers J R, restaurant.
Osborn & Kline, saw mill.
Park Wm, dry goods and groceries.
Potter Ethel M, millinery.
Quince Henry, live stock.
Ruth & Floyd, druggists.
Shaffer Louis, blacksmith
Snyder F, physician.
Williamson J D, saloon.
Wiseman C, furniture.

FAIRFIELD CENTRE. Contains 150 inhabitants, in Fairfield township, DeKalb county, 10 miles northwest of Auburn, the county seat. Corunna, 4 miles south, on the L. S. & M. S. (Air Line) Ry., is the shipping point. The village has a Lutheran church and district school. Stage communication with Kendallville tri-weekly. Mail daily. Jerome Reynolds, postmaster.

Bair John, carpenter.
Bower & Short, flour and saw mill.
Collet S B, physician.
Davidson Henry, stonemason.
Davidson Joseph, painter.
Gonser George, general store.
Leighman Henry, physician.
Matthews A B, grocer.
Reynolds & Co, brick manufacturers.
Rice L Rev (Lutheran).
Sprinkle B F, shoemaker.
Sthair John, blacksmith.
Webster Wm, plasterer.

GARRETT. First platted and established by the Baltimore Land Improvement Co., of Baltimore, Md., in May, 1875, and now number 1,500 persons, is an enterprising growing village in Richland township, DeKalb county, on the B. & O. R. R., 5 miles due west of Auburn, the county seat. In has the Baltimore and Ohio Co's shops, a brick and drain tile manufactory, saw mill and flour mill. Grain, produce and cattle are the chief exports. The village contains four churches--Methodist, Episcopal, Catholic and Baptist--graded school, three hotels and a weekly newspaper, the Herald (Republican). Baltimore and Ohio Express and Western Union Telegraph Companies have offices here. Mail received daily. Alexander H. Phillips, postmaster.

Bacon Frank M, insurance agent.
Baltimore Land and Improvement Co.
Behler George, saloon.
Bicknell Henry M, druggist
Blair Thomas M, prop DeKalb House.
Bloomfield Ezkiel, blacksmith.
Bookwalter Forde & Co, flour mill.
Cannon A L, painter.
Cherry & Woolson, restaurant.
Conrad Adam, saw mill.
Covell Lewis, lawyer.
Coyle Thomas, agent B & O Ry and Ex Co.
David Peter K, grocer.
David Peter K Mrs, millinery.
Davis John L, hardware.
Decker Isaiah, livery.
DeKalb House, T M Blair propr.
Dibert Josiah H, druggist.
Duck Martin L, furniture.
Dyguart Richard R, blacksmith.
Embrey John W, meat market.
Garman John W, jeweler.
Garrett Herald, O J Powell publisher.
Hanmer George, shoemaker.
Hawkins & Garret, milliners.
Hunsel Bernard, merchant tailor.
Kedletz Frank, painter.
Kornetske Nathan, tailor.
Lackey George W, general store.
Linkenhelt Charles, restaurant.
Nass Gust, saloon.
Palmer Anthony, boot and shoemaker.
Paul John, justice of the peace.
Phillips Alexander II, grocer and postmaster.
Powell Otho J, publisher Garrett Herald.
Powell Otho J Mrs, dressmaker.
Raseley Hiram, harness.
Reichelderfer Elihu, propr Tarney House.
Reyher Christopher, general store.
Rodgers Harris, brick and tile manufacturer.
Roether Daniel B, baker.
Sargent House, Wm E Sargent propr.
Schelter Henry, barber.
Sherman Sylvester M, physician.
Simson Richard L, wagon maker.
Singler Joseph, general store.
Smith Theodore A, baker.
Stickney Fanny G Miss, milliner
Stiles Truman A, carpenter and builder.
Stout Rev (Methodist).
Sullivan Thomas H, confectioner.
Tarner Samuel, barber.
Tarney House, E Reichelderfer propr.
Thienel August, saloon.
Thomson John F, physician.
Travis Charles, cigar and tobacco.
Wagner Jacob Wm, saloon.

LAWRENCE. DeKalb County. (see Sedan.)

MOORE'S STATION. A small hamlet and station on the Eel River Division W, St. L. & P. R. R., sometime called Mooresville, is located 7 1/2 miles northwest of Auburn court house. Population 50. As this is a small flag station only, all freight not prepaid should be shipped to Auburn. Mail daily. Aseph E. Harwood, postmaster, stationery and medicines.

MOUNT HOPE. Is a rural postoffice in Dekalb county, supplying mail to a farming community, located 8 miles east of Auburn, the county seat and shipping point. There is a district school and united Brethren church in the neighborhood. Mail semi-weekly. B. F. Thomas, postmaster.

ST. JOE. DeKalb county. (see Blair.)

SEDAN. Is a small station and postoffice on the L. S. & M. S. Ry., formerly called Lawrence, containing 150 persons, a district school and Lutheran church, located in DeKalb county, 6 miles northwest of Auburn, the county seat. Mail is received daily. W. H. Cranie, postmaster.

SPENCERVILLE. Has 400 population and is in Concord township, DeKalb county, on St. Joseph river, 12 miles southeast of Auburn, the county seat, and 3 south of St. Joe station, on the B. & O. R. R. The village has Methodist and Lutheran churches and graded school. A flour mill is operated by water power furnished from the river. Mail daily. J. A. Provines, postmaster.

Barney Bros, dry goods.
Bishop P, general store.
Bowman R Mrs, milliner.
Cahill J M, tinner.
Cleany Bros, meat market.
Falls H H & Son, furniture.
Horn J L, wagonmaker.
Houghton Lloyd, physician.
Jones L, shoemaker.
Moore Benjamin, barber.
Murphy George, physician.
Murray Bros, Hour mill.
Nichols J R. insurance.
Olds Samuel N, dry goods.
Provines John A, drugs.
Rummell O M, saddles and harness.
Schappach A, boots and shoes.
Smith G W A & Son, blacksmiths.
Summers J B, saddles and harness.
Wise George, blacksmith.

SUMMIT. On the Ft. W. & J. R. R, in Smithfield township, DeKalb county, contains about 60 people, and is situated 10 miles north of Auburn, the county seat. Has Methodist church, district school, and ships grain, lumber and live stock. Express, American. Mail daily. P. H. Gramling, postmaster.

Baxter John, cattle dealer.
Beard E W, general store and grain.
Carpenter O S, general store.
Crays John, cattle dealer.
Gramling P H, Carpenter.
Gramling R W Son, brick mnfrs.
Martoff Samuel, saw mill.
Mattinger S B, carpenter.
Myers Henry, carpenter.
Parish Charles, blacksmith.
Penick Joseph, hub, spoke and stave mnfr.
Scoheld James, physician and druggist.
Snoberger H P, grain dealer.
Snoberger Peter, lumber.
Strong Joseph, lumber.

WATERLOO. Is situated in Union township, DeKalb county, at crossing of Air Line Division of the L. S. & M. S. and Ft. W. & J. R. Rs., 4 1/2 miles north of Auburn, the county seat. A portion of the village was first settled in 1839, but the southern or main part was established in 1856, and now contains 1500 inhabitants. Its public buildings are good, and comprise one graded school building, erected in 1872-3 at a cost of $20,000, one ward school, two public halls and eight churches Presbyterian, Methodist, United Brethren, Disciple, Catholic, Evangelical and two German Reformed. The bonded indebtedness amounts to $9,000, contracted by building of the graded school. There is a good fire company, two hotels, two banks and one weekly newspaper, Waterloo Press, in the village. Its manufacturing interests are as yet undeveloped, comprising now two planing mills, flour mill, foundry and two saw mills. This is the location of the Northeastern Indiana Agricultural Association, established in 1872, having very excellent fair grounds and one of the most successful in the state. Grain, live stock and lumber are exported. Express, United States and American. Telegraph, Western Union. Mail daily. John M. Kinsey, postmaster.

American Express Co, J W Sinclair agt.
Barnes James A, Insurance Agent.
Bassett & Maxron, jewelers.
Baxter Charles K, pub Waterloo Press.
Beck Jacob, baker.
Best James I, lawyer.
Best & McClellan, bankers.
Bevier Wm, druggist.
Beyrer C C Rev (Evangelical).
Blair Lewis J, lawyer.
Bowers John S, furniture.
Boyer & Campbell, druggists.
Brand & Duncan, grocers.
Braun Henry E, meat market.
Buckland Charles N, produce.
Burkhart George, tailor.
Butt John, hotel.
Campbell John, blacksmith.
Chamberlain James, Physician.
Citizens Bank, Miles Waterman cash.
Clark Orlando T, general store.
Clifford James H, saloon.
Crane, Duncan & co, planing mill.
Danks Orris, boots and shoes.
Darby A Byron, physician.
Day Frank P, agricultural implements.
DeKalb Bank, Best & McClellan proprs.
Dennison Julius A, confectioner.
Duncan & Bros, flour mill.
Edge Samuel & Co, meat market.
Espy Henry, harnessmaker.
Farrington Almond S, physician.
Fisher Bros, clothing.
Fisk Royal J, confectioner.
Ford Thomas C, livery stable.
Forsyth J K & Co, grocers.
Frager J I, justice of the peace.
Frank Henry, wagonmaker.
Frank Oscar W, wagonmaker.
Froehlich Herman, marble yard.
Givens Samuel R, meat market.
Goodwin Daniel, saw mill.
Greuter Rosanna, grocer.
Gruhlky Myra A Mrs, millinery.
Haines Abel S, grocer.
Hale Hannah L Mrs, dressmaker.
Hartwick Charles, photographer.
Haskin Frederick P, barber.
Heckathorn David, saw mill.
Heign John, blacksmith.
Henke Louis, blacksmith.
Howell E B & Co (Edw Howell and Samuel Beck), Producers.
Husselman & Leas, lawyers.
Husselman & Vealey, saw mill.
Johnson Waller B, photographer.
Johnson W B & Co, grocers and millinery.
Johnston Silas B, dentist.
Kahn J & Co, general store.
Kapp Levi, grocer.
Kimsey John M, Postmaster.
Kimsey Wm T, foundry.
Kiplinger Michael, sewing machines.
Knott & Imhoff, planing mill.
Koons & Son, furniture dealers.
Lacey H J Rev (Methodist).
Locke Simon J, restaurant.
Long Ed, Proprietor Long's Hotel.
Long's Hotel, Ed Long Proprietor.
McBride R. Wes, Lawyer.
McClellan Charles A O, lawyer.
Miller George W, grocer.
Mitchell Moses M, carriagemaker.
Montavon Peter, shoemaker.
Morell Phillip, shoemaker.
Patterson & Smith, general store.
Phillips Cyrus M, lawyer.
Reiner Richard, harnessmaker.
Sanders Malvina Mrs, tailor.
Shepherd Zephaniah W, physician.
Shoemaker Henry T, painter.
Shull J & J A & Co, general store.
Sinclair Bros, hardware.
Sinclair John W, agt U S and American Ex Cos.
Sloan John N, lawyer.
Smith A T & Co, agricultural implts.
Smith Oliver P, justice of the peace.
Snider James D Rev (United Brethren).
Stevens Almon R, tailor.
Slough Solomon S, physician.
Strack Mary Miss, dressmaker.
Strow Simon P, shoemaker.
Thompson Waller M, barber.
Till Richard, grocer.
Troute Eugene, livery.
United States Ex Co, J W Sinclair agt.
Vateson Maggie Miss, milliner.
Wallace Wm, harnessmaker.
Waterloo Press, C K Baxter pub.
Willis Frank W, claim agt.
Willis & Co, books.
Winslow Joshua U, druggist.
Yant Aurilla E Mrs, milliner.
Zimmerman James W, blacksmith.

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