1917 Nebraska St. Gazetteer, Thayer County


Vol. XVI
Business Directory for 1917
POLK-McAvoy Directory Co., Omaha, Nebraska

Alexandria | Belvidere | Bruning | Byron | Carleton | Chester | Davenport
Deshler | Gilead | Hebron | Hubbell | Kiowa | Stoddard

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ALEXANDRIA. Pop, 500. Thayer county. An incorporated village on the St. J & G I R R 16 miles n e of Hebron. Has Baptist, Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian churches, a bank, a flour mill, a hotel, 2 grain elevators, an opera house, and electric light plant an dwater works. A weekly newspaper, the Argus, is published. Land sells at $100 to $150 per acre. Ships grain, live stock and produce. Exp, Am. Tel, W U. M A Bringar, P M.

Alexandria Argus, Lindon H Thornburgh pub.
Alexandria Cemetery Assn, W C Beer sec.
Alexandria Light & Water Co, Elton N Averill mngr.
Alexandria Telephone Co, Geo W wilson mngr.
Allen Eugene, restaurant.
Allen Mark T, gen store.
Atlas & McGinness (Wm Atlas, Wm McGinness), harness.
Axtell J Henry, pumps.
Baruth & Austin (Wm M Baruth, Henry H Austin), blksmiths.
BEER WM C, Plumbing and Undertaking.
Birdsall Geo A. phys.
Buchanan Geo W, r r, exp and tel agt.
Cane Bros (Chas and Edson), garage.
Commercial Hotel, Martin W Garber, propr.
Cooksey Jesse F, Meats.
Cory Frank W, gen strore.
De Merritt Jno B, notions.
De Merritt Opera House, Jno B De Merritt, propr.
Duncan Chas M, vet surgeon.
Farmers Protective Elevator Assn, Geo Wilson, mngr.
Frieson & Co, Earl Gaffney, mngr, farm impts.
Garber Martin W, propr Commercial Hotel.
Gardner Jno E, dentist.
Hubbard F W & Co (Frank W Hubbard), hardware.
Hubbard Sisters (Berenice I and Melissa M), ladies furnishings.
Jackson Andr D, feed.
Kremer A & Co (Alb and Phil Kremer), lumber.
LANDKAMER LEVI, Contractor and Builder, Team and Auto Livery.
Landkamer Wenzel, grocer.
McAninch Enoch W, restaurant.
McDowell Bros, Jno N McDowell, mngr, flour 1 mile s.
Manners Guy W, barber.
Meyer Geo W, shoemkr.
Newell Harry J, phys.
Shannon Grain Co, Wm E Joe, mngr.
Stanclift Henry M, real est.
State Bank (capital $20,000), A F Newell, pres; F A Jacques, Jr, cashr.
Taylor Robt, second hand goods.
Terry Benj L, drugs.
Thornburgh Lindon H, pub Alexandria Argus.
Union Pacific Tea Co, Jno Walker, mngr.
Weidmer Fred, vet surgeon.
Weisel Anna M, gen store.
Wilson Harley, ins agt.
Wind Aug, blksmith.

BELVIDERE. Pop, 550. Thayer county. An incorporated village at the junction of the C B & Q and St J & G I R Rs 7 miles n of Hebron. Has Christian and Methodist churches, a bank, a hotel, an opera house and 3 grain elevators. A weekly newspaper, the News, is published. Land sells at $100 to $125 per acre. Ships grain, live stock and produce. Exp Adams and Am. Tel W U. Wm Morehouse P M.

Andrews Thos agt St J & G I R R and Am Exp Co.
Bamer Frank C r r, exp and tel agt
Belvidere Cemetery Assn D A Sarratt sec.
Belvidere News Philo J George pub.
Belvidere Opera House Herman D Nivlick mngr.
Brown Jno W osteopath.
Bruning Hugh A ins agt.
Burnham Geo A harness
Burruss Alb G grain elevator.
Coon Wm blksmith.
Cowan S Harper phys.
Crouch Harry produce.
Delaney Jeremiah Jos West mngr grain elevator.
Farmers Mutual Telephone Co Alb B Thompson sec.
Furer Edw gen store.
George Phil J pub Belvidere News.
Harpe Floyd T restaurant.
Howard House Rudolph Smith propr.
Kelly Walter E phys.
Leslie Wm F vet surgeon.
Lorenz Claude C barber.
Lorenz Herman A hardware.
Morgan & Carpenter (Jno W Morgan Saml L Carpenter) garage.
Niblick Harley restaurant.
Orth Reynold meats.
Reed Etewart auto livery.
Sarratt Claude D real est.
Sarratt David A gen store.
Saxton Alba L barber.
Shannon Grain Co Bert C Willard mngr.
Sloey Jas gen stroe.
Smith Rudolph pool
State Bank (capital $12,500) G W Williams pres H A Bruning cashr.
Town Homer W lumber
Tripp S I & Son (Saml I and Delbert J) windmills.
Wilson Alb A blksmith.
Wilson Millie L milliner.
Young Emerson M grocer.

BRUNING. Pop 500. Thayer county. An incorporated village on the C B & Q R R 13 miles n of Hebron. Has English and German Lutheran churches, a bank, a commercial club, a hotel, 3 grain elevators, a flour mill, an opera house, an electric light plant and water works. A weekly newspaper, the Booster, is published. Land sells at $75 to $125 per acre. Ships grain, live stock, produce and flour. Exp Adams. Tel W U. G G Bruckert P M.

Albert Lorenz shoes
Anthony Jos T phys
Arlington Hotel Wm J Dutton propr
ARTIFICIAL STONE CO Harvey R Park Mngr (See p 28)
Bruckert Gust G conf
Bruning Booster Alf D White pub
Bruning Cemetery Assn Geo C Bruning Supt
Bruning Commercial Club A R Quintard pres Fred Bruning sec
Bruning Electric Light & Water Plant J Ray Marker supt
BRUNING LAND CO John D Wilken Mngr Real Estate Loans and Insurance Land Exchanges a Specialty
Bruning Opera House (Fred W Bowman Jr Wm Hinkle Fred H Bruning)
Bruning Telephone Co Jacob H Casper mngr
Carter Edw C flour mill
Casper Jacob H real est
Chenoweth Ross R gen store
Delany Jeremiah
Fred W Bowman Jr grain elevator
Dougherty & Son (Geo M and Everett L) meats
Duis Jurden gen store
Dutton Wm J propr Arlington Hotel
Frahm Jno saloon
Franzen Geo pool
GERMAN BANK OF BRUNING (Capital $25,000 Surplus $12,000) Frank Bruning Pres S J Fitzsimons Vice Pres Geo C Bruning Cashr Fred H Bruning Asst Cashr
Goodman Jno Jr harness
Havenstein Wm blksmith
Hewitt Wm C automobiles
Hinrichs, Knutzen & Philippi (Henry W Hinrichs Jno H Knutzen Wm Philippi) hardware.
Hughes & Mitchell ( Henry J Hughes Ellis E Mitchell) restaurant
Lilliedoll Raymond J drugs
Matthews Austin dentist
Miles C J Grain Co Wm H Henkle mngr
PARK HARVEY R General Contractor and Builder and Mngr Artificial Stone Co (See p 28)
Parnell Roger L garage
Peninger Thos J barber
Philippi Theo clothing
Sanders Wm F r r exp and tel agt
Saylor Harvey W phys
Schulte Henry A T produce
Theimer Henry F flour
Theimer Jno jeweler
Von Steen John H Co alton R Quintard mngr lumber
Wells & Edwards (Ernest E Wells Wm S Edwards) pumps
White Alf D pub Bruning Booster

BYRON. Pop 300. Thayer county. An incorporated village on the C B & Q R R 20 miles s w of Hebron. Has German Lutheran and Methodist churches, a bank, a hotel, 2 creameries and a grain elevator. A weekly newspaper, the Messenger, is published.Exp Adams. Tel W U. K P Herald P M.

Barns I S blksmith
Boepe F E barber
Byron Farmers Elevator Co
Byron Lumber Co
Byron Messenger W B Cissna pub
Ceely C B r r exp and tel agt
Chick C F restaurant
Cissna W B pub Byron Messenger
Crandall D A meats
Decker R F phys
Farmers & Merchants Bank (capital $7,500) Wm Grueber pres W S Smith cashr
Fisher G L drugs
Freytag F J dept store
Goble C C blksmith
Golden T H creamery
Hayes H farm impts
Lanber T C creamery
McNitt J W hotel
Patton J H automobiles
Peters & Meyer farm impts
Reeves Edw real est
Swartz Jno E livery
Tomsen & Shukar gen store
Voss C F hardware
Wurl & Eggers gen store

CARLETON. Pop 500. Thayer county. An incorporated village on the St J & G I R R 17 miles n w of Hebron. Has German Lutheran, Methodist and Progressive Brethren churches, a bank, a hotel, an opera house, a feed mill, 2 grain elevatros, acetylene, gas and electric light plants. A weekly newspaper, the Leader, is published. Land sells at $100 to $150 per acre. Ships grain, live stock and produce. Exp Am. Tel W U. Chas Beggs P M.

Auditorium The Erle Whipkey mngr
Bates Earl C blksmith
Becke A H & Son (Aug H and Theo C) harness
Beggs Chas stationer
Beggs Jno A pumps 1/2 mile e
Carleton Cemetery Assn Theo Becke treas
Citizens Lumber & Supply Co Harvey W Fellers mngr
Citizens State Bank (capital $20,000) F P Beachy pres Erle Whipkey cashr
City Light Plant Walker G Smith comnr
Commercial Hotel Mrs Etta N Yearnshaw propr
Damm J Geo hardware
Eastabrooks Nathaniel C gen store
Farmers Elevator Co Herbert F Smith mngr
Farmers Implement Co Jesse G Jones mngr
Farmers Mercantile Co Wm W Lichty mngr gen store
Farmers Union Howard C Miller mngr produce
Garey J Fred feed mill
Graham Chas vet surgeon
Hall Wm R barber
Haury Mrs Emily Louis A Haury mngr restaurant
Kipp Edw E pub Carleton Leader
Lewis Ollie J barber
Meers Chas W meats
Miller Bros (Harvey J and Hiram) furniture
Miller Harvey J ins agt
Miller Mrs Lemma milliner
Moon Farley F shoemkr
Parker Wm H blksmith
RewickVirginius O lawyer
Sanner Harvey L restaurant
Shannon Grain Co Wm P Carpenter mngr
Teeter Wm F real est
Thayer County Farmers Mutual Ins Co W C Bates sec
WAGERS U CALVIN Team and Auto Livery
Westerhoff J G Wm phys
Whipkey Erle ins agt
Wittenberger Herbert G drugs
Wittenberger Joshua J r r exp and tel agt
Workmen Woodmen and Masonic Investment Co Wm W Lichty mngr acetylene gas plant
Yearnshaw Mrs Etta M propr Commercial Hotel

CHESTER. Pop 600. Thayer county. A town on the C B & Q R R 12 miles s of Hebron. Has Christian, German Lutheran and Methodist churches, 2 banks, 2 hotels, an opera house and 3 grain elevators. A weekly newspaper, the Herald, is published. Land sells at $75 to $125 per acre. Ships live stock and produce. Exp Adams. Tel W U. Delbert T Howard P M.

Achen & Brugh (Ernest L Achen Chas L Brugh) drugs
Bishop Hotel Griffin G Hulbert propr
Brown Lumber Co Edw L Brown mngr
Brugh Chas H dentist
Central Granaries Co E Pearl Brown mangr grain elevator
Chester Cemetery Assn Stephen A Forstick sec
Chester Herald Harry H McCoy pub
Chester Opera House Chas Holmes mngr
Chester State Bank (capital $30,000) Arthur Richards pres W H Kuhlman cashr
Chester Telephone Co Edw L Brown mngr
Citizens Lumber & Supply Co W A Fellers pres H W Fellers sec and treas
Cross Benj feed
Davenport Hotel Frank Davenport propr
Dry Bros (Harley and Wm) gen store
Farmers Bank (capital $25,000) Jas Wilson pres Robt Wilson cashr
Forstick Stephen A ins agt
Hansen Jens P baker
Hast Aug gen store
Hindman Asa W watchmkr
Holtz Fred M r r exp and tel agt
Horney Harry H jeweler
Hulbert Griffin G propr Bishop Hotel
Jones & Thompson (Jacob O Jones Clarence C Thompson) meats
Lasby Jane W hardware
Liesbsack Geo Jr hardware
McCoy Harry H pub Chester Herald
Mackenzie Robt A blksmith
Manning David L sheomkr
Manning & Drullinger (David L Manning Chas P Drullinger) notions
MERIDIAN GARAGE Moxham Bros Proprs Repairing and Supplies Automobile Livery a Specialty (See p 8)
MOXHAM BROS (John H and Walter) Proprs Meridian Garage Automobile Repairing Supplies and Livery (See p 8)
Norman Jno C restaurant
Poppe Real Estate Co (Henry Poppe Louis C Soldan) real est
Rhea Wm C restaurant
Shellhorn Louis barber
Spohn Marion W phys
Stretton Harry H phys
Weary Harvey S gen store
Weddington Jacob M barber
Wilson Ralph L real est
Wilson Robt ins agt
Youngman Jno W phys

DAVENPORT. Pop 800. Thayer county. An incorporated city on the C & N W and St J & G I Rys 22 miles n w of Hebron. Has Christian, Methodist, German and English Lutheran churches, 2 banks, a hotel, 3 grain elevators and an opera house, a feed mill, a canning factory and an electric light plant. A weekly newspaper, the People's Journal, is published. Land sells at $80 to $125 per acre. Ships grain, live stock and produce. Exp Am. Tel W U. D A Berkey P M.

Arlington Hotel Chas E Voight propr
Bolton Bros (Monroe and Chas L) lumber
Boomer Implement Co Ray W Boomer mngr
Buck Chas H garage
Busch Jno barber
Corbley Mrs Anna variety store
Croft Alpha J optician
Croft & Snowden (Alpha Croft Chas C Snowden) drugs
Currah Thos agt C & N W Ry Am Exp and W U Tel Cos
Davenport Cemetery Assn C C McLeese pres W H Jennings sec and treas
Davenport Electric Light Plant Huile Banks supt
Dewell Benj C dentist
Eberman Jas H gen store
Farmers Shipping Assn Manley A Osborne mngr grain elevator
Farmers & Merchants Bank (capital $15,000) W W Clack pres A H Warren cashr
Fosnot Chas C real est
Gray McConnell S lawyer
Hammond Precinct Mutual Fire Insurance Co J B Row pres H E Rowland sec
Howard I Herschel restaurant
Jagels Jno gen store (Kiowa)
Jennings Herman B ins agt
Jennings Melvin M ins agt
Jennings State Bank (capital $15,000) W H Jennings pres H B Jennings cashr
Kopp Jas D vet surgeon
Lowery B Frank pub Peoples Journal
McAdams Arthur conf
McClusky Ernest J gen store
McLeese C C & Son (Chas C and Garth H) drugs
McLeese Chas C optician
Melbourne Percy E phys
Morehouse Jno D meats
Nye-Schneider-Fowler Co Jno A Watkin mngr grain elevator
Opera House Jno A Watkins & Son mngrs
Otto Mrs Anna M milliner
Otto Jno livery
People's Journal B Frank Lowery pub
Ringer Jeremiah livery
Row Jas B real est
Schultz Carl E shoemkr
Scott Roy furniture
Sedgwick Edmund hardware
Shannon Grain Co H Berl Storrs mngr
Sickles Garfield A harness
Sien Chas F blksmith
Slagle Chas W canner
Snowden Chas C phys
Surber Louis H barber
Symmonds Virgil O ins agt
Tille Wittrock poultry
Tye Ren V agt St J & G I R R, Am Exp and W U Tel Cos
Uzzell Alf F meats
Voight Chas E propr Arlington Hotel
Warren Arthur H ins agt
Watkins Jno A & Son (Jno A and Edw E) mngr Opera House
Welch H L & Son (Herbert L and Ralph) garage

DESHLER. Pop 1,100. Thayer county. An incorporated village on the C R I & P Ry 8 miles w of Hebron. Has German Lutheran an dPresbyterian churches, a business college, 2 banks, a commercial club, a hotel, a flour mill, and opera house, 2 grain elevators, a creamery, knitting and broom factories, and electric light plant and water works. A weekly newspaper the Rustler is published. Land sells at $95 to $150 per acre. Ships grain, live stock and brooms. Exp Am. Tel W U. Geo Beckler P M.

Albrecht & Son (Martin and T Henry) plumbers
Aufderheide & Jacob (Jno J and Edw J Aufderheide Jno Jacob) flour mill
Bokenkamp Bros (Jno and Frank) electric light plant
Brewer Chas P real est
Carpenter Fred H creamery
City Water Works Fred Nunenkamp supt
Coffman Wm F r r exp and tel agt
Deshler Broom Factory A W F Kollman pres C E Bauer sec and treas Henry C Struve mngr
Deshler Cemetery Assn Alb Caughey sec
Deshler Commercial Club Henry Rucklos pres H M Harms sec
Deshler Elevator Co Fred Buntemeyer mngr
Deshler Farmers Elevator Co Julius Hoffman mngr
Deshler Lumber Co Alb Caughey mngr
Deshler Machine & Supply Co Henry Schlamann mngr automobiles
Deshler Mercantile Co Rudolph Koch mngr gen store
Deshler Telephone Co H M Harms sec and mngr
Drohman Louis meats
Electric Theatre Fred Buntemeyer mngr motion pictures
EYDEN EDWARD J General Contractor and Builder
FARMERS & MERCHANTS Bank (Capital $25,000) John Rodenburg Pres H M Harms Cashr R W Rodenburg Asst Cashr a General Banking Business Collections Promptly Attended to
FENNEL VERNON G Watches Jewelery Silverware Pianos and Grafonolas
Fitzgerald Wm E barber
Geisler Carl J furniture
GERMAN-AMERICAN BANK (Capital $20,000) Wm Struve Pres Fred W Vieselmeyer Vice Pres Frank E Hemenover Cashr H P Haessler Asst Cashr
Groshans Louis A house mover
Haessler & Herrlein (Jno F Haessler Fred Herrlein) clothing
Harms & Rodenburg (Heike M Harms Richard W Rodenburg) ins agts
Hemenover Frank E ins agt
Hensel Fred B dentist
Herney Adam phys
Kiene Richd H hardware
Korber Jacob W restaurant
Kreimeyer Bros (Henry J and Carl F) gen store
Langs Gregory blksmith
Leslie Guy L vet surgeon
Lingelbach Geo hardware
Lipker Henry livery
Lueders Fred A D ice
Luedtke & Franzen (Edw Luedtke Folkert Franzen) automobiles
Lutheran High School & Business College Rev Wm Colcher pres Rudolph Koch sec Rev J F K Schmidt treas and prin
Mitchell Edw J pub The Deshler Rustler
O'Leary Michael T produce
Pacific Hotel Mrs Emma H Wolf propr
PRIGGEE DEDRICH M Wholesale and Retail Bakery
Richey Oscar A saloon
Rohweder Max wall paper
ROSS T R DRUG CO (Thomas R Ross Chas A Schultz) Drugs Paints Oils Wall Paper Stationery Sundries
Rucklos Bros (Henry H and Aug J) gen store
Schaer Carl C notions
Seidel Alf O A blksmith
Siebolds Jno hardware
SITTLER MRS EVA Fahionable and Up-to-date Millinery and Dressmaking
Sittler Henry A barber
Struve Herman J gen store
Thayer County Fair Assn Alb Caughey pres E J Mitchell sec
Ude & Koenke (Adolph B Ude Wm F Koenke) gen store
Unbehaun Jno J photogr
Uphoff E Minert saloon
Vieselmeyer Fred W real est
Vieselmeyer Wm pool
Webb Geo shoes
Wolf Mrs Emma H propr Pacific Hotel
Wolf Herman F farm impts
Young Geo M barber

GILEAD. Pop 200. Thayer county. A village on the C R I & P Ry 10 miles e of Hebron. Has Catholic, Lutheran and Presbyterian churches, a bank, a hotel and 2 grain elevators. Exp Am. Tel W U.

Albert Bros hardware
Ayers Edw farm impts
Bauer Henry J gen store
Bier Alex blksmith
BOGGS ALBERT O General Store
Dargatz Fred E phys
Deaver J W pumps
Depue C H drugs
Gilead Home Telephone Co
Hebron Grain Co
Hinkle H restaurant
Kovanda Frank harness
Kruse E saloon
Miller M R r r exp and tel agt
Searle & Chapin Lumber Co
State BAnk (capital $10,000) Edw Looke pres E Henrich cashr
Van Buren Frank hotel
Wright Leet & Co grain elevator


HUBBELL. Pop 400. Thayer county. An incorporated village on the C B & Q R R 16 miles s e of Hebron. Has Methodist and Presbyterian churches, 2 banks, a hotel, an opera house and 2 grain elevators. A weekly newspaper, the Standard, is published. Land sells at $75 to $125 per acre. Ships grain, live stock and produce. Exp Adams. Tel W U. Terence J McGovern P M.

Baldwin Danl J ins agt
Barrett Mayme milliner
Barrett Wm gen store
Brown Arthur R blksmith
Brown O Frank meats
Canfield W Frank pub The Hubbell Standard
Casper Robt B real est
Cathcart Ernest E drugs
Clark Alvin V garage
Conklin J E ins agt
Conklin Wm H ins agt
Cruise P B Grain Co Peter B Cruise mngr
Farmers & Merchants State Bank (capital $10,000) H H Johnson pres D J Baldwin cashr
Frontier Telephone Co Fred Wilcox mngr
Grider Jacob H live stock
Grider Mrs Myra propr Hubbell Hotel
Hams Ellis A barber
Handley Chas B mach
Harmon Alonzo produce
Holtgrewe Geo F gen store
Howard Mrs Alice L restaurant
Hubbell Bank (capital $20,000) W H Conklin pres L A Conklin cashr
Hubbell Cemetery Assn Saml Patten pres Chas Marhenke sec W H Conklin treas
Hubbell Farmers Elevator Co Eugene Templin pres Harry Graham sec Jno Witt treas Thos E Morgan mngr
Hubbell Hotel Mrs Myra Grider propr
Hubbell Implement Co Peter Weins mngr
Hubbell Opera House J E Conklin mngr
Irwin Jno J r r exp and tel agt
Leedom Jno W gen store
Lockwood Saml A (est of) Anna Lockwood mngr patent medicine
Luce Alden S shoemkr
Peterson Mrs Bessie produce
Searle & Chapin Lumber Co Peter B Cruise mngr
SHOLL WM F Furniture Carpets Rugs Sewing Machines Watchmaking Etc Undertaking in Connection
Thomas Bros (Guy M and Danl H) hardware
Wilcox Fred phys
Wilson Morris A restaurant

KIOWA. Thayer county. A discontinued p o 9 miles s e of Davenport on the C & N W Ry the banking and shipping point and p o which see for names.

STODDARD. Thayer county. A p o on the C B & Q R R 6 miles s of Hebron the banking point. Has a Presbyterian church and a grain warehouse. Exp Adams. F E Genereux P M.

Brown O T grain elevator
Davey Bros farm impts
GENEREUX F E General Store
Kerns Jacob produce
Wilson Leslie E r r exp and tel agt