Collection: History of Western Iowa

Biographical Sketch of Christ Doss

Christ. Doss, proprietor of the Milwaukee House-located near dept-was born in Meeklingburg, Germany, in 1836; came to America in 1854, and settled in O., where he learned carpentry. Thence he removed to Dubuque, Iowa; came to this city in 1857, and was one of its pioneers. He married Mary Sohl, of Germany. They have five children-one son and four daughters. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start...

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Biographical Sketch of E.H. Bucknam

E.H. Bucknam, of the firm of J.P. Dennis & Co., was born in Washington Co., Maine, in 1843; moved to Toledo, O., in 1866; thence to Chicago, where he remained until 1868, when he came to this place, and entered the above...

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Biographical Sketch of John Davelaar

John Davelaar, of the firm of Davelaar Brothers, house, sign and ornamental painters-shop on Douglas Street, between 3rd and 4th streets-established in 1879. He was born in Holland in 1838, came to America in 1848, and settled in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; moved to Wis., and in 1875, came to Sioux City, where he was engaged in the car shops several years. He served in the Union Army four and one-half years in the 1st Missouri L.A., was orderly sergeant, and has been county commissioner of Armstrong County, Dakota. Bart Davelaar, of the above firm, was born in Holland in 1831; came to America in 1848, and settled in Pennsylvania; removed to Wis., and in 1873 came to this place; was in the employ of Dineen...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank X. Babue

Frank X. Babue, of the firm of Payette & Babue shop opposite High School building was born in Montreal, Canada in 1842; came to the U.S. in 1854, and settled in N.Y. He moved to Mass.; thence to Connecticut; thence to Vermont, and in 1875, he came to Sioux City. He married Medrise Delier, of Canada. They have five sons Albert, Frank, Willie, Alphonso and...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Dorman

Thomas Dorman, baker and confectioner-No. 56, Pearl St.-was born in England in 1841; came to America in 1863, and settled in Chicago; removed to Omaha, Neb., 1867. During the late ware he served two years under Gen. Myers. He married Amelia Gibbons, and has two children-Annie and...

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Biographical Sketch of N.C. Brunk

N.C. Brunk, proprietor of grocery store and restaurant, was born in Virginia in 1852; served as postmaster in Va. four years. Came west, settled in Sioux City, and I Oct. 1881. He was station agent for the B. & O. R.R., for some time. He married Carrie Hite, of Middletown,...

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Biographical Sketch of C.W., Cutler, M.D.

C.W. Cutler, M.D., was born in Winneshiek Co., Iowa, in 1858; moved with his parents in 1871 to Osage; graduated from Cedar Valley Seminary in 1877, and from Rush Medical College, Chicago in 1880; practiced medicine in Osage one year, and in 1881, located in Sioux City. Although his arrival is of comparatively recent date, he is already in the enjoyment of a lucrative...

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Biographical Sketch of F.W. Anthon

F.W. Anthon, of the firm of Tiedeman & Anthon, dealers in staple and fancy groceries, cigars, tobacco, etc., established business in 1875. He was born in Germany in 1836; came to America in 1857, and settled in Davenport, Iowa; removed to Sioux City in 1870, and was for three years in charge of the Chicago...

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Biographical Sketch of J.P. Dennis

J.P. Dennis, of the firm of Dennis & Co., was born in Somerset County, Maine, in 1832, removed to N.Y. in 1851; thence to Dubuque, Iowa, in 1853, and to this city in 1867. He served his country in the late war from 1862 until 1863 in Co. G., 40th...

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Biographical Sketch of R.A. Broadbent

R.A. Broadbent, proprietor of livery stable, on Douglas street, between 4th and 5th streets; established business in 1869. He was born in Ill., in 1844. He moved to Fayette County, Iowa, and came to Sioux City in 1868. He served in the late war two years in Co. F., 9th I.I., under Captain...

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Biographical Sketch of L.B. Atwood

L. B. Atwood, liveryman, established business in 1866; was born in Livermore, Maine; came west and settled in Sioux Falls, Dakota, in 1858; and the same year came to Sioux City, which makes him one of the pioneers of this place. He has been a member of the city council, and held other minor offices. He is one of Sioux City’s representative...

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Deming & Hatch

Deming & Hatch, dentists, are former residents of Vt. They came to this city in Nov., 1880, and opened their present office. Their practice is extensive and remunerative.

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Biographical Sketch of John Brennan

John Brennan, attorney-at-law; commercial collections, a specialty. Napoleon Brouillette, dealer in groceries and provisions, was born in Montreal, Canada, Aug. 15th, 1852; came to the U.S. in 1869, and settled in Sioux City. He entered the employ of H.D. Booge & Co., where he remained three years; was then employed in the store of Joe. Marks three years; then was with Geo. W. Felt, and after that, with J.B. Barringer two and one-half years. He married Jennie Irwin, of this place. They have three children-Maud, Henry and...

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Biographical Sketch of Warren H. Cottrell

Warren H. Cottrell was born in Renssellaer Co., N.Y., in 1852; removed to Waterloo, Iowa; graduated from the State University at Iowa City in the class of ’79, and came to Sioux City, Nov. 15th, 1880. He is now a member of one of the leading agricultural implement firms of this...

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