Location: Woodbury County IA

Biographical Sketch of D.A. Magee

D.A. Magee, of the firm of Hattenbach & Magee, grocers and wholesale dealers in cigars and tobacco, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1849; removed in 1855 to Davenport, Iowa, and from there to Omaha in 1856, and engaged in milling. He came to this city in 1869, and took charge of the city mill and elevator until 1877, when he engaged in his present business. He is now serving his third term in the city council and is president of the Sioux City water works. He married Adelia Hattenbach in 1876, and has one child-Oliver...

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Biographical Sketch of Arthur G. Lascelles

Arthur G. Lascelles was born near Chester, Chester County, Eng., July 31st, 1855; came to America in 1880, and settled in Sioux City. He intends soon to erect a brick livery barn on the corner of 6th and Douglas Sts.-50×150 ft. in dimensions. Charles Lambert, dealer in harness, saddles, whips, etc.-corner of 4th and Nebraska Sts.-was born in this city in 1858. He learned his trade with L. Humbert of this city, and engaged in his present business in...

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Biographical Sketch of A. Macready

A. Macready, was born in Scotland in 1821; was raised and educated in Glasgow, where he graduated in 1842; came to America in 1846, and located at Patterson, N.J., where he took the management of two spinning mills. Afterwards he was connected with the banking house of John Thompson, now Thompson Bros. He was then sent to Kentucky as agent of the Breckenridge coal oil companies, which made the first coal oil ever made. Mr. M. sold the first two barrels of oil ever sold in America, in the autumn of 1855. In 1856, he came to this city, where he brought a stock of goods, which he disposed of at Sergeant’s Bluffs, where he built the first business house erected in Woodbury County, outside of Sioux City. He was appointed by President Lincoln agent of the Omaha Agency; was the first postmaster of Dakota City, and was appointed receiver in the land office at that place. He opened the first stage route from Fort Randall to Fort Dodge. In 1871, he retired from...

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Biographical Sketch of C.P. Ibs

C.P. Ibs, proprietor of Eastern meat market, established business in 1871; owns the buildings that he occupies, and in 1874 fitted up his place of business with all the late improvements at a cost of $1,500. He was born in Germany in 1843; came to America in 1870, and located in this city. He learned his trade in Germany, where he was employed for a number of years in a...

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Biographical Sketch of H.J. Merrill

H.J. Merrill, proprietor of the Blue Front livery barn, (keeps first class turnouts), was born in Otsego County, N.Y., in 1838; removed to DeKalb County, Ill., in 1861, and thence to Sioux City. He served in the U.S.A. as sergeant of his brigade in Co. C., 105th Ill., under Captain...

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Biographical Sketch of G.M. Gilbert

G.M. Gilbert, merchant tailor, was born in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1844, where he lived until 1862, when he enlisted in Co. B., 16th V.V. His term of enlistment expired a few days before the battle of Gettysburg, but his regiment took an active part in the engagement, and but few returned. He came to Ill. in 1864, and removed to this city in 1870. Mr. Gilbert established his business in Sioux City in 1873, and as the fruits of his proficiency and ability to please the purchasing public, has acquired a very extensive patronage of the most desirable kind, embracing, in addition to the Iowa trade, portions of Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and...

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Biographical Sketch of G.R. McDougall

G.R. McDougall, dealer in musical instruments, sewing machines, sheet music, music books, and all musical supplies, No. 71 Douglas Street, established business in 1872. He was born in Ft. Edwards, N.Y., in 1824; removed to this city in 1856, and is one of the pioneers. He engaged in building, and the first year of his residence, he with others erected about thirty buildings. He next engaged in the furniture business. He has served as treasurer of this place, and was the first city marshal of Sioux City; has been an alderman and school treasurer several terms. He married Mary Macready, of this city, and has one child-Jennie...

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Biographical Sketch of P.F. Gerard

P.F. Gerard, proprietor of the sample room, newly fitted up and opened-Pearl St., between 3rd and 4th Sts.-was born in Ohio. in 1845; came to Iowa in 1855, and settled ten miles west of Marengo; removed to this city in 1870. He served in the late war about one year in Co. B., 9th Ill....

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Biographical Sketch of Ales Larson

Ales. Larson, dealer in dry goods, notions and fancy goods, established business in 1881. He was born in Sweden, in 1847; came to America in 1869, and settled in Henry County, Ill.; removed to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in 1871; thence came to this city, and engaged in his present business. He was married to Huld Applegren, of Sweden, and has two children-Gustave G., and Fredrick E. Mr. L. is now a naturalized citizen of the...

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Biographical Sketch of L.A. Heckman

L.A. Heckman, dealer in groceries, confectionery, etc.-4th St.-was born in Cleveland, O., in 1857; came to this city in 1877, and was in the employ of D.H. Talbot, in the Land Title office until 1879, when he engaged in his present...

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Biographical Sketch of J.M. Heberling

J.M. Heberling, express agent, was born in Pennsylvania in 1846; came to Jackson County, Iowa, in 1856, and moved to Cedar Rapids in 1878, where he was messenger of th C., N.W.R.R. between Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs. He came to this city in Aug. 1881. He married Lizzie Todd, of Milwaukee,...

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Biographical Sketch of H.A. Lyon

H. A. Lyon, dealer in breech and muzzle loading guns, and all kinds of sporting goods and hunter’s supplies. His machine shop is equipped with all kinds of machinery for repairing guns, and machinery of any kind. He also makes a specialty of safe work, such as opening safes whose locks have become unmanageable. In all, he has one of the finest gun establishments in the northwest. Mr. L. was born in Mass. in 1832; removed to Janesville, Wis., in 1854, and came to Sioux City in 1868; is now engineer for the fire steamer...

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Biographical Sketch of W.B. Humphrey

W.B. Humphrey, proprietor of the Central book store, dealer in books, pictures, frames, paintings, wall paper, notions, periodicals, etc., No. 66, 4th street; came into possession of this business Nov. 22d, 1881. He was born in Maine in 1855; removed to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1870; thence to Sibley, where he was engaged in buying grain. From Sibley he came to this city. He was in the employ of the S.C. & St. P.R.R. Company ten years, part of that time as station...

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Biographical Sketch of J.P. Langdon

J.P. Langdon handles goods on commission and buys and sells second-hand goods; clothing a specialty. He was born in Green County, Mo., in 1847; removed to Kansas City in 1871, and engaged in the wall paper business; came to this city in 1876, and was engaged in painting until 1880, when he established his present business. He married Emily Jane Pierce, of...

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Biographical Sketch of Walter W. Lynch

Walter W. Lynch is of the firm of W.W. Lynch & Co., upholsters and repairers of all kinds of furniture, manufacturers of the self-adjusting spring bed, and agents for the American bird call, for which articles agents are wanted. The firms are also agents for a number of periodicals. Mr. Lynch was born in N.Y. in 1850; came west and engaged in railroading until he came to this city in 1881. He married Mary A....

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