Buena Vista County, IA
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  Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory 1884-5, Vol. III

Copyright, R. L. Polk and Co. 1885

Buena Vista County Entries

Newell - Racine

NEWELL. A village on the I. div. I. C. R. R., in the southeastern portion of Buena Vista county, 11 miles southeast of Storm Lake, the seat of justice, 234 west of Dubuque, and 123 northwest of Des Moines. It contains a bank, a graded school, a weekly newspaper, the Mirror, a flour mill, a creamery, a skating rink, a library, 2 churches, grain elevators and several stores. Live stock, grain and produced are shipped. Tel., W. I. Exp., Am. Population, 600. Mail, daily. F. P. Mack, postmaster.

Althen Casper, restaurant.
Anderson Rev J M (Methodist).
Austin Henry O, harness.
Baldwin Wm, grain and live stock.
Bane Isaac W, lawyer.
Brooks J M, physician.
Brooks Mrs J M, music teacher.
Cadnum James H, house mover.
Chaney Harry, clerk Stevens house.
Conley Wm, Livery, Propr Newell and Sac City Stage Line.
Davis John M, carpet weaver.
Dineen Michael, shoemaker.
Dobson George L, Lawyer, Real Estate, Loans, Insurance and Collections.
Ellis Bros (Laban B and Samuel A), confectioners.
Ellis Laban B (Ellis Bros), barber.
Fowler & Bates (John Fowler, Edward Bates), well borers.
Gilky Mrs O R, teacher.
Gordon L H, lumber and coal.
Gorton Rev Philo (Congregational).
Harris Horace E, justice of peace.
Harris & Parker (Horace E Harris, Samuel A Parker), bankers.
Harrison Randolph M, exp and station agt.
Holtsclaw Zachra T, physician.
Hunt & Couch, well borers.
Hurley Wm T, billiards.
Knago Wm F, restaurant.
Latter Alexander, drugs.
Leadingham Miss C S, teacher.
Lee C Everett, Publisher Newell Mirror.
Lemm & Van Eaton (Henry Lemm, John Van Eaton), wagonmakers.
Leonard Hiram B, jeweler.
Mack Frank P, News Dealer.
Mack Mrs F P, milliner.
Mankey Mrs Thomas, milliner.
Mankey & Spitzbarth (Thomas Mankey, John Spitzbarth), wagonmakers.
Manly Herman P, carpet weaver.
Mann R R, blacksmith.
Martyn & Leadingham (James B Martyn), drugs and books.
Mentor Wilson H, justice and ins agt.
Myers J F, physician.
Newell Cornet Band, Henry Lemm leader.
Newell Mirror. C. Everett Lee Publisher.
Newell Roller Mill Co, flour mill.
Newell Town Library, C E Lee librarian.
Newton George W, principal schools.
Norton James T, grain and general store.
Point Libbens Cheese Factory, 4 miles n.
Potzky Michael, blacksmith.
Preston P R & Co (Peter R Preston, Wm H Mentor), grocers.
Redfield Bros ( John T and Henry), grain and live stock.
Redfield Henry M, auctioneer.
Redfield J T, general store.
Riddell Bros (Wm E and George H), general store.
Schultz Otto H, furniture.
Shook Mrs Ella, teacher.
Sickels Nelson, brick mnfr.
Slattery Rev (Catholic).
Smith Theodore H, skating rink.
Stevens Mrs Carrie, Propr Stevens House.
Stevens House, Mrs Carrie Stevens Propr, Harry Chaney Clerk, opp the Depot.
Stott Wm S, live stock.
Swenson Swen J, merchant tailor.
Swezey Louis T, hardware.
Swezey & Borman (Louis T Swezey, Wm Borman), lumber and coal.
Tregoning John, vet surgeon.
Union Hall, Harris & Redfield proprs.
Waterman Wm A, hardware.

PEACH. Formerly Hire’s Grove, is a postoffice in Buena Vista county, 8 miles north of Storm Lake, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. Population, 25. Mail, daily.

RACINE. A small place in Lincoln township, Buena Vista county, 146 miles northwest of Des Moines and 12 northeast of Storm Lake, the county seat, nearest railroad station and banking point. Newell, 12 miles southeast, is also a shipping point. Settled in 1880. It is on the semi-weekly mail stage route from Sioux Rapids to Newell. Edwin Medlicott, postmaster.

Hall James, constable.
Jesseminger Frank, carpenter.
Jones T A, carpenter.
Medlicott Edwin, justice of peace.

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