Biographical Sketch of Abel Anderson

Abel Anderson, dealer in groceries and provisions, corner of 4th and Jackson Sts., was born in Sweden in 1856; came to America in 1874, and settled in Sioux City. He is now one of the leading grocers of the city; his sales average $25,000 per year.



Biographical Sketch of John Hittle

John Hittle, retail grocer-corner 4th and Douglas Sts.-established business in 1873. He was born in Ohio in 1835; moved to Ind., and in 1855 removed to Des Moines, Iowa He came to Sioux City in 1856, and in the fall of that year went to Sioux Falls, where he built a cabin for a Dubuque



Biographical Sketch of Geo. Maurer

Geo. Maurer, manufacturer of cigars and dealer in pipes and all smoking materials 4th Sts. was born in Austria in 1838; come to America in 1865, and settled in Cincinnati, O.; in the spring of 1869 he came to this city, where in 1873 he established the above business. While in Austria he served in



Biographical Sketch of A.L. Bennetts

A.L. Bennetts, proprietor of the New York Fruit Store-established business in 1879-was born in N.Y., in 1826; came west to Wis. in 1848, and, after traveling about, finally located at Forth Winnebago. He afterwards moved to Minnesota; from there to Saginaw, Mich.; thence to O.; then back to Mich.; from there to Chicago, and then



Biographical Sketch of M.A. Comeau

M.A. Comeau, carpenter and joiner, -shop opposite High School building-was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada; came to the U.S., and settled in Mass., in 1863. He removed to this place in 1879, and engaged in his present business. He married Mary Gelines, of Canada. They have four children-Malvinas, Edwin, Emma and Charles.



Biographical Sketch of Hon. Wm. L. Joy

Hon. Wm. L. Joy, president of the Sioux national bank of Sioux City, and member of the law firm of Joy & Wright, was born in Townshend, Winham County, Vt.; came to this city in 1855, and engaged in the practice of his profession with N.E. Hudson; he entered the present partnership in 1868. Mr.



Biographical Sketch of E. Morley

E. Morley, bookkeeper in Sanborn & Follett’s lumber office, was born in Chenango County, N.Y., in 1835; was engaged in various pursuits until 1867, when he came to this city and engaged as bookkeeper.



Biographical Sketch of P.P. Gibbs

P.P. Gibbs, proprietor of the St. Elmo Hotel, between 5th and 6th streets, was born in Pittsfield, Vt., in 1821; moved thence to Brandon, where he served eighteen years as magistrate, and held many municipal and other offices of public trust. He was married in 1873 to Adeliza Sargent, of Pittsford, Vt., and has one



Biographical Sketch of William Lerch

William Lerch, proprietor of billiard hall, was born in Germany in 1841; came to America in 1864. He has built several of the business blocks in this city, and engaged in his present business in 1870.



Biographical Sketch of D. Elliott

D. Elliott, dealer in crockery, glass, wood and willowware, house, hotel and steamboat furnishing goods, established this business in 1870; his establishment was destroyed by fire Dec. 5th, 1875; reopened Dec. 7th, of the same year. The building has two stories and basement, all of which he occupies, carrying one of the largest stocks of



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