James E. Booge, of the firm of J.E. Booge & Co., pork packers, was born in Pittsford, Rutland County, Vt.; came to Sioux City in 1858, and has been engaged in his present business since 1869. This firm sells their hams for the north and west; mess pork to the north, and the government; their sides for the local trade and the south, and their lard to Chicago. Capital required in operating the business, about $500,000. During the year, 1881, they erected extensive buildings of brick and stone, five stories high, at a cost of $100,000. The works cover an area of five acres. They have every modern appliance, fertilizing works, etc., and employ in the busiest season, about 300 men, and run both winter and summer seasons, with a capacity, respectively, of 1,500 daily in winter, and 500 in summer. J.E. Booge, Esq., who founded the establishment, is resident partner and entire manager. The works have ample sidetracks connecting with every road in the city.
Biographical Sketch of James E. Booge
MLA Source Citation:History of Western Iowa: Its Settlement and Growth. Sioux City: Western Publishing Company. 1882. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 22 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/iowa/biographical-sketch-of-james-e-booge.htm - Last updated on Aug 3rd, 2012
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