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Harrison County Iowa Genealogy


  MISSOURI VALLEY BIOGRAPHIES
1882

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ALTSHULER, S.

Dealer in dry goods and clothing, came to Ia. in 1864, and located at Council Bluffs; established his present business in Missouri Valley in 1867. He has a fine store on the corner of Fourth and Erie streets, and carries a large stock of goods.

BAILEY, M. I.

Attorney at law, established business in 1875. He was born in Delaware county, N. Y., in 1847; removed to Missouri Valley, la., in 1875, and engaged in the practice of law. He married C. L. Ames, a native of N. Y. Mr. B. is the present mayor of this city.

BALL, J. H.

Proprietor of billiard parlor - cor. 6th and Huron sts - is a native of Ind.; moved to Knoxville, Marion county, la., with parents in 1851. In 1862 he engaged in freighting in com
pany with J. B. Beard, which he continued until 1865. He then traveled through the territories until he settled in Council Bluffs in 1869; moved to Missouri Valley in 1878, and engaged in hispresent business.

BALDWIN, J. T.

Foreman of the boiler shops at Missouri Valley, was born in Md. He was employed in the navy yards at Washington, D. C, until 1868, when he moved to Omaha, Neb., and was in the employ of the U. P. R. R.; came to this city in 1870, and assumed his present position.

BARBER, C. H.

Proprietor of the Palace billiard parlor, is a native of N. Y.; removed to Clinton, la., in 1878, and was in the employ of the Union Iron Works; thence to Missouri Valley in 1879, and was in the employ of the railroad companies until 1881, when he established his present business.

BERRY, J. M.

Proprietor of the city livery, is a native of Ind.; came with parents to Harrison county, la., in 1855, was engaged in farming until 1879, when he came to Missouri Valley and engaged in his present business.

BERRY, T. N.

Of the firm of Morgan & Berry, grocers, was born in Pcttawattamie county, la., in 1855; moved with his parents to Harrison county in 1856. He located in Missouri Valley in 1879, and was engaged in the livery business until 1881, when he entered the above firm.

BERKLEY, J. L.

Of the firm of Grigsby & Berkley, dealers in general merchandise, is a native of Va.; moved to Magnolia, Harrison county, la., in 1872; thence to Missouri Valley in 1876, and engaged in milling until Oct., 1881, when he engaged in his present business, with W. E. Grigsby, a wealthy farmer of Harrison county.

BOIES, E. A.

Dealer in general hardware, is a native of O.; moved to Magnolia, Harrison county, la., in 1867, and to Missouri Valley in 1869 and was employed as salesman and journeyman tinner in the hardware business. He engaged in the business for himself in 1877, sold out after two vears, and resumed business again in May, 1881.

BRADLEY, W. H. Jr.

Of the firm of Walker & Bradley, dealers in general merchandise, is a native of Canada; came to the U. S. in 1869, and located at Missouri Valley, la. He was employed as salesman in the mercantile business, until he entered his present business in 1878.


BRESEE,
Mrs. A. E.

D
ealer in millinery and fancy goods, located in Crawford county, la. in 1877, and moved to Missouri Valley in 1879, and engaged in present business; carries a large and complete stock of goods, and does all branches of millinery work.

BROWN, L.

Attorney at law, was born in Jackson county, O., in 1845; removed to Appanoose county, la., where he lived until he moved to Missouri Valley. He is a graduate of the Iowa State University. He married Fanny G. Manning, a native of Iowa.

BUMP, W. P.

Of the firm of Bump & Smith, dealers in general merchandise, was born in Addison county, Vt., in 1811; moved to western N. Y. in 1831, and in 1836 he engaged in the mercantile business; continued there until 1856, when he removed to Rochelle, Ill.; thence to Missouri Valley in 1869, and engaged in his present business.

BURGESS, D.

Proprietor of billiard parlor, was born in Courtland county, N. Y. He was employed for several years as conductor on the S. B. & N. Y. Ry., also was telegraph operator for same road. He moved to Neb. in 1875, and engaged in the stock business; removed to Missouri Valley in 1877 and engaged in his present business, on the corner of Fifth and Erie sts.

CALEY, J. C.

Dealer in boots and shoes, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He enlisted in Co. I, 29th O. Vol., served one year, and in the spring of 1863 went to Montana; returned to Ohio in 1864, and two years later came to Missouri Valley, and built the first building in the town, excepting a few R. R. buildings. He is the pioneer boot and shoe dealer of the city.


CARLISLE,
C. J., T. C. & W. M.

Of the firm of Carlisle Bros., wholesale and retail dealers in hardware, wagon stocks, pumps, agricultural implements, and sewing machines, are natives of O.; came to Missouri Valley, Ia., in 1872, and engaged in their present business.

CHENEY, Maj. J. F.

Senior proprietor of the Merchants and Depot Hotels at Sioux City, la., also of a Hotel at Blair, Neb., and the Union Hotel at Missouri Valley, was born in Grafton county, N. H. In 1861 he enlisted in the 1st Ill. Light Art. as a private, was soon promoted to first lieutenant, then to captain, then to major and when discharged at the close of the war was lieutenant colonel. He then opened the Nachusa house at Dixon, Ill., also a summer resort at Spring Lake, Mich., called the Spring Lake house. He moved to Sioux City and opened the Merchants Hotel, in 1880, and his other hotel soon after. Major C. is one of the oldest hotel men in the country, and all of his hotels will be found to be first class.


CHENOWETH, W. M.

Manufacturer of cigars, is a native of Pa.; came to Missouri Valley in 1879, and engaged in his present business. He employs five men in the busy season.

COIT, G. W. (M.D.)

Born in N. J., in 1837; was assistant surgeon during the latter part of the war of the rebellion. . He graduated from the Bellevue Hospital, M. Y. in March 1866, and came to Harrison county in Nov. of the same year, and located at St. Johns; the following February, removed to Missouri Valley. He has been government examining surgeon for Western Iowa ten years.


CONNER, Wm.

Engineer for the S. C. & P. transfer company, was born in Va. in 1842; moved to Ill. in 1849, and in 1859 engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi river. In 1866 he went to Quincy, Ill., and took charge of the machine shops for two years; then came to Missouri Valley and was employed in his present position. He has been absent one year since coming to this city, traveling on the Pacific coast.

CROWDER, J. H.

Postmaster, also dealer in books, jewelry and fancy goods, is a native of Ind.; removed to Harrison county in 1866. He enlisted in the war of the rebellion, in the 18th la. Reg.; was a member of the band. He was appointed postmaster in 1871, which office he has since held.

DAHL, N. S.

Jeweler, is a native of Denmark; came to America in 1873, and settled in Chicago. He engaged in the jewelry business in various parts of the west, until 1879, when he located in Missouri Valley and opened his present business.

DANCE, F. M.

Attorney at law, was born in Wis. in 1838; moved to Missouri Valley, la., in 1868 and engaged in general law and real estate business. He graduated from the law department of the Ann Arbor University, in 1867.

DAVIS, C. H.

Born in Penobscot county. Me., in 1839; moved to Mass. in 1852 and went to sea as a cabin boy. At the breaking out of the war in 1861 he enlisted in the navy in Com. Farragut's fleet; was transferred to Com. Dahlgren's fleet in 1864. He left the navy at the close of the war and in 1866 moved to Council Bluffs, la., and was engaged as engineer on the Missouri river, until coming to Missouri Valley; is here employed by the S. C. & P. R. R. company.


DAVIS, F. L.

Insurance agent, was born in Western N. Y. He enlisted in 1801 in Co. E, 5th N. Y. Cav., was discharged in 1862 and returned to N. Y., and soon after was appointed deputy sheriff of Cattaraugus county. He came to Iowa in 1870 and located at River Sioux; in 1872 moved to Missouri Valley and engaged in the livery business; was also deputy sheriff for several years. In 1878 he engaged in his present business.

DEUR, C. H.

Lumber dealer, was born in N. Y.; moved with his parents in 1860 to Pottawattamie county, la.; thence to Missouri Valley in 1877 and engaged in his present business. He has always a good supply of hard and soft coal, builders' supplies, lime, hair, cement, etc.

FRICK, M. S.

Of the firm of Frick & Snyder, dealers in general merchandise, is a native of Pa.; moved to la. in 1865 and to Harrison county in 1868, was engaged in contracting and building, then dealing in furniture, previous to engaging in his present business in the spring of 1881.

GREEN, Geo. S.

Of the firm of G. S. Green & Co., proprietors of the Commercial House, is a native of N. Y.; moved to Vinton, la. in 1860; thence to Missouri Valley in 1875 and was engaged in various business houses, also in the post office, until Nov., 1881, when he purchased the hotel and engaged in his present business.

HANCOCK, J. J.

Tobacco dealer, was born in England in 1830; came to America in 1851, and located at London, Canada; removed to Buffalo, N. Y., in 1853, and engaged in the boot and shoe business. He removed to Dubuque, la., in 1858; thence to Sioux Falls, Dak., in 1871, where he resumed the boot and shoe business. In 1878 he was in the employ of the American Express Company In 1879 he located in Missouri Valley.


HARKER, L.

Dealer in stock, is one of the pioneers of Harrison county, la., came to this county in 1867 and located at St. Johns, and engaged in the grocery business. He moved to Missouri Valley the same year and continued the grocery business; is now buying and selling stock.

HARRIS, Hon. D. M.

Senior member of the firm of Harris & Son, editors and proprietors of the Missouri Valley Times, was born in Dayton, Montgomery county, O., in 1821, and moved with parents to Ind. in 1824; thence to Maury county, Tenn. In 1854, he came to Audubon county, la., and engaged in farming and the real estate business, and there served three terms as county judge. He represented the 26th Iowa district during two sessions of the legislature. He next removed to Panora, Guthrie county, and engaged in the practice of law, also editing and publishing the Guthrie County Ledger. In 1868 he first came to Missouri Valley and established the Harrisonian, which he sold in 1872, the name of the paper being changed to the Missouri Valley Times. In the the same year he moved to Independence, Kas., and published the Kansas Democrat, returned to Missouri Valley in 1873, engaging in the mercantile business. His establishment was shortly afterwards destroyed by fire, and he located at Exira, which town he had previously '"laid out," and began the publication of the Audubon County Defender. Soon afterwards he published the Cap-Sheaf, at Atlantic, Cass county, which he conducted until 1876, when he resumed the publication of the Times at Missouri Valley. He was married in 1842 to Martha M. White, of Tenn.; has six sons and four daughters. Mr. Harris was the democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of la., in 1866, and was twice a candidate for county representative from Harrison county. He has held a number of minor offices. Robert H. Harris is a son of Judge Harris, and junior member of the firm. He was born in Tenn., in 1854, and in 1874 was married to Frances Chapman, of Exira, la. Thev have two sons.

JAMES, E. F.

Dealer in agricultural implements, pumps, windmills, etc., is a native of Pa., lived during youth in Ill.; moved to Missouri Valley, la., in 1868. He engaged in railroading, until 1873, when he engaged in his present business; is also proprietor of the James line of drays and express wagons.

LUCAS, J. B.

Attorney at law, was born in Lucas county, la., in 1858; removed to Missouri Valley in 1875. He was admitted to the bar in Harrison county, and established office in Oct., 1881.

MANDEVILL, F. L.

Druggist, was born near Rochester, N. Y., in 1835; moved to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1842; thence to Missouri Valley in 1871 and engaged in his present business; carries a complete stock in the drug line.

MCGAVREN, Hon. G. H. (M.D.)

A native of Pa.; came to Harrison county in 1854 and first located at St. Johns; removed to Missouri Valley in 1868. He was elected to the legislature in 1870, and is engaged in the practice of medicine with his son, Charles, who is a graduate of the Rush Medical College, at Chicago, Ill.

MORGAN, S. H.

Of the firm of Morgan & Berry, grocers, was born in Ind.; moved to Lucas county, Iowa, in 1859. He enlisted in 1861, in Co. C, 13th la. Vol.; served until Sept., 1862; then returned to Lucas county and engaged in farming; removed to Harrison county in 1864 and settled in St. Johns and engaged in the drug business; removed to Missouri in 1868, and came back to Harrison county in 1877 and located at Missoari Valley and engaged in his present business.

NEWMAN, Hans

Born in Sweden; came to America in 1870 and was in the employ of the S. C. & P. Ry., at Sioux City, until 1879 when he was appointed passenger conductor on the Nebraska division.

RAMSEYER, W. H.

Ssuperintendent of the car shops at Missouri Valley, was born in N. Y.; moved to Neb. in 1867 and engaged in the furniture business, and in 1869 came to this city and was employed by the S. C. & P. R. R. company as pattern maker. He was appointed superintendent in 1871.

ROCKWELL, A. H.

Contractor and builder, was born in Otsego county, N. Y.; moved to Missouri Valley, la., in May 1873. He has built most of the brick blocks and fine residences in the place.

SHAUBEL, L.

Foreman of the S. C. & P. R. R. company's paint shop, at Missouri Valley, was born in Pa.; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1854 with parents, and was employed in the C. & N. W. R. R. paint shops, until coming to this city in 1877 and accepting his present position.

SHIELDS, S. B.

Dealer in general merchandise, was born in N. J. He came west in 1870, settled in Missouri Valley in 1872, and engaged in his present business.

SMITH, S. B.

Proprietor of the City barber shop, is a native of Ark.; removed to Polk county, la., in 1862 and to Harrison county in 1881, and established his present business at Missouri Valley.

TAMISIEA, A. L.

Harness maker and dealer, was born in Dubuque, la., in 1855; removed with parents in 1856 to Harrison county, la. He came to Missouri Valley in 1875, and engaged in the confectionery business. He engaged in his present business in 1879.

TAMISIEA, J. D.

D
ealer in groceries and provisions, is a native of N. Y.; moved to Dubuque, la., in 1853; thence to Harrison county in 1856; moved to Missouri Valley in 1877, and engaged in his present business.

TEAL, S. A.

Manager of the railroad machine shops, at Missouri Valley, la., was born in Albany county, N. Y., in 1831. He was for a time engaged in the iron business at Zanesville, O.; moved to Chicago in 1853 and was employed as engineer for the C, B. & Q. R. R.; remained there four years; then came to Cass county, la.; thence to Council Bluffs, in 1861, and was engaged as manager of the iron works at that place; thence to this city in 1876 and engaged as manager of machine shops.

WILLIAMS, C.

Of the firm of Williams & Blenkiron, proprietors of meat market, was born in England in 1855; came to America in 1861 and settled with his parents in Cherokee, la.; removed to Missouri Valley in 1876 and engaged in his present business.

WARREN, Horace N.

Dentist, was born in Council Bluffs, la., Aug. 24th, 1858; he studied dentistry with Dr. H. N. Urnuy. He located permanently in Missouri Valley in 1880; makes professional visits to Logan every two months, and three times a year at Little Sioux and Magnolia. Although comparatively a newcomer, he has by his careful and skillful practice, established a very lucrative business.


Source: History of Western Iowa, Western Publishing Company, Sioux City, 1882

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