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1871 Resident Business Owners Of The 12 Townships of Jefferson County
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This listing of businesses of Jefferson County comes from the information transcribed by Dorothy Rathbun from an 1871 Jefferson County map provided by Janet Roberts. A notebook with an Atlas of these maps and the listing of the names has been prepared by and is available from the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.

Names are listed alphabetically under the township in which they were advertised. Some businesses are located in a township other than the one in which they are listed here so it would be wise to check all townships for the name for which you are searching.
 

     Last Name      
First Name
Township/Sect.
        Occupation/location          
BLACKHAWK TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY        
Beck David Blackhawk 25 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Campbell C Blackhawk 36 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Davis J Blackhawk 26 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Gantz L Blackhawk 33 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Gregory W Blackhawk 10 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Hadley W D Blackhawk 3 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Jones Wm. Blackhawk 6 Farmer, and Coal Dealer (Coal Bank in Sec. 31 Richland Twp. Keokuk County)
McKee W S Blackhawk 24 Farmer, Propagator of all kinds of Fruit trees
Noble John S Blackhawk 13 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Vulgamuth W S Blackhawk 34 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Vulgamuth J Blackhawk 34 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Wolf J Blackhawk 23 Farmer, Dealer in Stock of all kinds
BUCHANAN TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY         
Barger M Buchanan 3 Farmer, Stock Grower and Manufacturer of Chairs
Barton W A Buchanan 34 Farmer and Stock Grower
Chandler L Buchanan 20 Farmer and Stock Grower
Chandler P Buchanan 17 Farmer and Stock Grower
Clapp J W Buchanan 33 Farmer and Stock Grower
Clapp W A Buchanan 23 Farmer and Stock Grower
Clark L Buchanan 35 Farmer and Grower of all kinds of Stock and Wool
Davis E Buchanan 6 Farmer and Stock Grower
Devecman G W Buchanan 5 Farmer and Stock Grower
Doughty C H Buchanan 34 Farmer and Stock Grower
Doughty J B Buchanan 34 Farmer and Stock Grower
Flinspach L Buchanan 3 Farmer, Stock Grower and Propagator of Grapes
Gates David L Buchanan 5 Farmer and Carpenter
Gilbert Geo. Buchanan 31 Farmer, Stock Grower, Propagator of all kinds of fruit and ornamental trees -1 1/2 mile S E Fairfield
Grafton J M Buchanan 17 Farmer and Stock Grower
Green A J Buchanan 11 Farmer and Stock Grower
Green N Buchanan 4 Farmer and Stock Grower
Harper R Buchanan 29 Farmer, Stock Raiser and Blacksmith
Hudgel J P Buchanan 29 Farmer and Stock Grower
Irrer John Buchanan 30 Prop'r Brewery, 1 mile east of Fairfield
Jenks S Buchanan 21 Farmer and Stock Grower
Knight Mrs. E Buchanan 4 Farmer and Stock Grower
Kyle J J Buchanan 26 Farmer and Stock Grower
Lee L R Buchanan 9 Farmer and Stock Grower
Linburg J Buchanan 31 Farmer and Stock Grower
Lundstrum S A Buchanan 36 Farmer and Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Lynch W S Buchanan 18 Farmer and Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Maxwell P Buchanan 22 Farmer and Stock Grower
McCaslin D A Buchanan 32 Farmer and Stock Grower
Overholser W Buchanan 26 Farmer and Stock Grower
Parker W Buchanan 4 Farmer and Stock Grower
Robinson E A Buchanan 34 Farmer and Stock Grower
Salladay E D Buchanan 4 Farmer and Stock Grower
Snook J Buchanan 32 Farmer and Stock Grower
Stoner H Buchanan 7 Farmer and Stock Grower
Switzer D Buchanan 20 Farmer, Wool Grower and Propagator of Fine Hogs
Toothaker J W Buchanan 36 Farmer and Stock Grower
Vannostrand C Buchanan 18 Farmer and Dealer in Stock of all kinds
Webb A G Buchanan 16 Farmer and Trader
Welch J Buchanan 32 Farmer and Stock Grower
White G W Buchanan 36 Farmer and Stock Grower
Whitham J M Buchanan 31 Farmer, Propagator of all kinds of fruit and ornamental trees - 1 1/2 mile S E Fairfield
FAIRFIELD (CENTER) TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY        
Alter & Wilkins   Fairfield 25 Proprietors of Livery, Feed and Sale Stables
Axline Rev. A. Fairfield 25 Principal of Fairfield College
Beck & David   Fairfield 25 Dealers in Hardware, all kinds of Agricultural Implements & Machinery
Bleakmore M M Fairfield 25 Editor Iowa Democrat
Bonfield Thos. Fairfield 25 Wholesale & Retail Dealer in Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Ready-made Clothing
Byrkit A R  Fairfield 25 Dealer in Double and Single Guns, Ammunition, Sporting Tackle
Acheson & Slagle   Fairfield 25 Attorney at Law
Clarke & Scott   Fairfield 25 Druggists and Booksellers
Crain & Slagle   Fairfield 25 Dealers in Dry Goods, Family Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Notions
Crawford J F Fairfield 25 Dealer in Staple & Fancy Groceries, Queensware Glassware, Flour, Salt, Fish
Crawford M S Fairfield 25 Dealers in Stoves, Tin, Japan, Sheet Iron, and Copper Ware
Conlee Isaac Cedar 33 Prop'r of Grist Mill and Flour. Cash paid for Wheat
Culbertson & Jones   Fairfield 25 Attorney at Law, Real Estate and Insurance Agents
Cummings J J Fairfield 25 Attorney at Law
David & Beck   Fairfield 25 Dealers in Hardware, all kinds of Agricultural Implements & Machinery
Easton & Good   Des Moines 20 Dealers in Coal
Farmer Samuel C Fairfield 25 First National Bank Cashier
Fidler Daniel Round Prairie 13 Farmer and Dealer in Stock
Gadke C T & F A Fairfield 25 Dealers in Staple and Fancy, Groceries, Glass Queensware, Wood & Willow Ware, Notions
Gobble & Shriner   Fairfield 25 Wholesale & Retail Grocers & Dealers in Queensware Glassware, Cutlery
Good & Easton   Des Moines 20 Dealers in Coal
Hall Mrs. Margaret Fairfield 25 Boarding House
Hastings & Templeton   Fairfield 25 Grain and Commission Merchants
Hendricks W R Penn 34 Farmer and Stock Raiser
Heron & McCold   Fairfield 25 Attorney at Law, Claim and Real Estate Agents
Higley & Wells   Fairfield 25 Booksellers
Hill Thos. J Cedar 3 Farmer and Raiser of all kinds of Stock
Jackson & Yearick   Fairfield 25 Exclusive Dealers in Boots and Shoes
Jones & Culbertson   Fairfield 25 Attorney at Law, Real Estate and Insurance Agents
Jordan Bros.   Fairfield 25 Dealers in General Merchandise. Buyers of Grain, Wool and Seeds
Joy E & Co. Fairfield 25 Lumberman
Junkin & Robinson   Fairfield 25 Editor Ledger Book and Job Printing
Kurtz & Ricketts   Fairfield 25 Dealers in Groceries and Provisions
Lamson Ward Fairfield 25 Southern Iowa Coal, Timber & Farming Land for sale or lease
Louden Wm. Fairfield 25 Prop'r of Planing Mill & Manufacturer of Farming Implements
Loving C J Round Prairie 20 Farmer and Dealer in Stock
McCold & Heron   Fairfield 25 Attorney at Law, Claim and Real Estate Agents
McDonald Jas. Fairfield 25 Orient Eating Saloon
Moore J Fairfield 25 Proprietor of Livery & Sale Stable also Manufacturer of Wagons
Moyer R M Penn 19 Farmer, Stock Raiser, Fruit Grower & NurseryMan 
Negus Chas. Fairfield 25 Attorney at Law and Real Estate Agent
Oliver J W Fairfield 25 Physician & Surgeon
Rand & Co.   Fairfield 25 Lumber Dealers
Risk C C Fairfield 25 Dealer in Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Caps, Shoes and Boots
Robinson & Junkin   Fairfield 25 Editor Ledger Book and Job Printing
Scott & Clarke   Fairfield 25 Druggists and Booksellers
Shaffer J M Fairfield 25 Secretary of State Agricultural Society
Shriner & Gobble   Fairfield 25 Wholesale & Retail Grocers & Dealers in Queensware Glassware, Cutlery
Slagle & Acheson   Fairfield 25 Attorney at Law
Slagle & Crain   Fairfield 25 Dealers in Dry Goods, Family Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Notions
Spielman John A & Co. Fairfield 25 Manufacturers of Copper, Tin & Sheet Iron Ware, Dealers in Stoves, Nails, House Furnishing Goods
Stover Averill & Wells Fairfield 25 Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware
Stubbs D P Fairfield 25 Attorney at Law and Claim Agent
Taylor R E   Fairfield 25 Proprietor of Shaving and Hair Dressing Salon
Templeton & Hastings   Fairfield 25 Grain and Commission Merchants
Wilson F Fairfield 25 First National Bank President
Wells & Higley   Fairfield 25 Booksellers
Wells Geo. A Fairfield 25 Banker
Wells Stover & Averill Fairfield 25 Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware
Workman G W  Fairfield 25 Dealer in Leather, Findings, Saddlery, Hardware, Whips, Collars, Buyer of Hides
Yates Geo. S Fairfield 25 Barber and Hair Dresser
Yearick & Jackson   Fairfield 25 Exclusive Dealers in Boots and Shoes
Young D Fairfield 25 Dealer in Dry Goods, Carpets, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Groceries, Notions
Ware J C Fairfield 25 Physician & Surgeon
Woods P N Fairfield 25 Physician & Surgeon
Young J H Fairfield 25 Dealers in Stoves, Tin, Japan, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware
LIBERTY TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY        
Alter D Fairfield 1 Farmer and Stock Grower
Campbell E W Fairfield 24 Farmer and Stock Grower
Crawford N Fairfield 13 Farmer, Stock Grower and Dealer in Stock
Culbertson J W Fairfield 36 Farmer and Stock Grower and Dealer
Dill Jno. Fairfield 12 Farmer and Stock Grower
Ebert Thos. D Fairfield 1 Farmer, Stock Grower and Dealer in Stock
Ebert W H Fairfield 12 Farmer and Stock Grower
Loche Jno. F Liberty 7 Dealer in dry goods, groceries, notions, plows, cultivators, wagons
Maxwell R C Lockridge 28 Farmer and Stock Raiser, 1 mile N. FF
McGiffen T Fairfield 27 Farmer and Wool Grower
Mills R R Fairfield 12 Farmer, Stock Grower and Dealer in Stock
Murphy J M Fairfield 4 Farmer and Stock Grower
Read Wm. M Fairfield (Lib) 3 Farmer, Stock Grower, Proprietor Merchant Mills, 3 mile S W FF
Rider D Penn 33 Farmer and Dealer in coal
Roth J Fairfield 12 Farmer and Propagator of fine hogs and cattle
Shamp Jesse Fairfield 35 Farmer and Weaver
Sharp I Fairfield 4 Farmer, Stock Grower and Dealer in Stock
Young J Fairfield 20 Farmer, Stock Grower and Dealer in Stock
LOCKRIDGE TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY         
Anderson J P Lockridge 26 Agent for N Y and Philadelphia S S Co., Also Agent for Burlington Fire Insurance Co.
Brown Wm. Lockridge 27 Miner and Dealer in Coal
Damm M Lockridge 33 Farmer and Dealer in all kinds of Stock
Gress N N  Lockridge 31 Farmer and Raiser of all kinds of Stock
McGuire Chas. Lockridge 3 Farmer, Stock Raiser and Auctioneer
Pierce A R Lockridge 35 Farmer and Dealer in all kinds of Stock
LOCUST GROVE TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY        
Batavia Business Directory        
Clark Edwin Locust Grove Batavia 31 Photographer
Collins J Locust Grove Batavia   Dealer in stock, 4 1/2 mile east of Batavia
Conner A Locust Grove Batavia 9 Dealer in stock, 4 mile north of Batavia
Harris R Locust Grove Batavia 16 Dealer in stock, 3 mile north of Batavia
Leeson G W Locust Grove Batavia 31 Lumber, agricultural implements and livestock
McCullough W J Locust Grove Batavia 31 Drugs, paints, medicines, oils, dye stuff
McDill J C & Co. Locust Grove Batavia 31 Grain, seeds and hides
Moore R B & Co Locust Grove Batavia 31 Dealer in dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, hats, caps, groceries, Queensware & hardware
O'Neal J A Locust Grove Batavia 31 Dry goods, boots, shoes, hats, caps and clothing
Parrett D M Locust Grove Batavia 21 Dealer in stock, 4 mile northeast of Batavia
Sparks M B Locust Grove Batavia 31 Attorney-at-Law, Notary Public, Deeds, mortgages, drawn and acknowledged
Stansberry & Howell   Locust Grove Batavia 31 Prop'r Steam Grist Mill, Cash paid for grain
Stever F Locust Grove Batavia 26 Dealer in cattle and hogs, 5 1/2 mile east Batavia
Wright F Locust Grove Batavia 30 Farmer and dealer in stock
Wright J Locust Grove Batavia 5 Farmer, 5 1/2 mile south of Batavia
Brookville Business Directory        
Greenwood N R Locust Grove 12 Dealer in Stock, 1 mile east of Brookville
Hite Henry Locust Grove 2 1 mile north of Brookville
Williams N D Locust Grove 11 Carpenter and joiner
PENN TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY        
Bane Thos. L. Penn 28 Farmer and Stock Grower
Burgess A Penn 12 Tanning, sawing and wagon making
Crumley A L Penn 23 Farmer & Propagator of Fruit Trees
Demarsh F J Penn 33 Farmer and Lumber and Coal Dealer
Ellis Isaas Penn 23 Farmer and Stock Grower
Frederick N Penn 21 Farmer and Stock Grower
Hodsen J F Penn 15 Farmer and Blacksmith
Hurd F W Penn 28 Farmer and Dealer in Coal
Jones T Penn 16 Farmer and Stock Grower
LaGrange Byron Penn 33 Trader and Dealer in Coal
Littleton C H Penn 29 Farmer and Dealer in Coal
Lynn R D Penn 35 Farmer, Blacksmith and wagon maker
Lynn J Penn 35 Farmer and Stock Grower
Macy S Penn 15 Farmer and Stock Grower
McKee John J Penn 30 Farmer, Raiser of Tobacco and Grower of all kinds of fruit
Parshall J Penn 20 Prop'r Steam Sawmill on Ellis Farm
Pickard W Penn 2 Farmer and Stock Grower
Ridinger S Penn 36 Farmer and Stock Grower
Snook H Penn 33 Steam Sawmill and Coal Dealer
Stuff J S Penn 26 Coal Dealer
Pleasant Plain Business Directory        
Harvey Jas. Penn 2 Dealer in Groceries, Hardware and Notions
McConnel T Penn 2 Postmaster & Dealer in Stationery, Fancy Goods
McMaster J B Penn 2 Manufacturer of Wagon Plows & General Blacksmithing done to order
POLK TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY        
Abingdon Business Directory   Polk    
Gobble F W & Co Polk 8 Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Clothes, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Hardware, Queensware
Lewis J M Polk 21 Physician and Surgeon, Res. 2.5 miles N. E. Abingdon
McCullough Jno. Polk 8 Notary Public and Stock Dealer
McCullough C H Polk 8 Dealer in Drugs, Paints, Oils & Etc.
Mowery I D Polk 30 Farmer and Stock Dealer
Ream D H Polk 32 Physician and Surgeon, Prop'r of Hotel
Smith Jno. Polk 12 Dealer in Stock
ROUND PRAIRIE TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY        
Billingsley S K Round Prairie 20 Farmer and Stock Grower
Fell David Round Prairie 16 Farmer and Stock Grower
Gilmer R T Round Prairie 15 Farmer and Stock Grower
Gregg S J Round Prairie 14 Farmer and Stock Grower
Hall J L Round Prairie 28 Farmer and Stock Grower
Hammans J M Round Prairie 24 Farmer and Stock Grower
Haskett Wm. Round Prairie 25 Farmer and Stock Dealer
Hollingsworth O Round Prairie 36 Farmer and Mechanic
Huston John Round Prairie 20 Farmer and Stock Grower
Layton J C Round Prairie 32 Farmer, Prop'r of Stone Quarry and Dealer in Lime
Metz Jacob Round Prairie 17 Farmer, Carpenter and Joiner
Moffett Wm. Round Prairie 17 Farmer and Stock Grower
Moore R Round Prairie 17 Farmer and Stock Dealer
Smithburg A D Round Prairie 31 Farmer and Stock Grower
Swope J Round Prairie 18 Farmer and Stock Dealer
Thomas Clark Round Prairie 6 Farmer and Stock Dealer
Thomas Wm. Round Prairie 6 Farmer and Stock Dealer
Unkrich H Round Prairie 21 Farmer and Stock Dealer
Watkins S F Round Prairie 21 Farmer and Stock Dealer
Glasgow Business Directory        
Chapman Bros.   Round Prairie 21 Dealer in dry goods, groceries, hardware, Queensware, boots, shoes, caps
Kritzler Jacob Round Prairie 21 Prop'r Glasgow House
Skiley H A Round Prairie 21 Saddle and harness maker
Unkrich Charles Round Prairie 21 Dealer in general merchandise
WALNUT TWP. BUSINESS DIRECTORY         
Baldosier J Walnut 36 Farmer and Stock Grower
Barnes F J Walnut 4 Farmer and Propagator of Fine Hogs and Cattle
Barricklow R H L Walnut 4 Farmer and Propagator of Fine Hogs and Cattle
Baumgartner C Walnut 23 Blacksmithing, Wagon and Carriage Work of all kinds, done to order
Brown H Walnut 23 Farmer, Stock Raiser, Carpenter
Casady D Walnut 31 Farmer and Stock Grower
Casteel James Walnut 26 Prop'r of Store on Shaffer's Land
Conover H Walnut 15 Farmer and Stock Grower
Courtney J Walnut 31 Farmer and Stock Grower
Courtney S Walnut 31 Farmer and Stock Grower
Edwards J D Walnut 28 Carpenter and Joiner
Fichner T Walnut 23 Farmer and Stock Grower
Fleagle H Walnut 24 Farmer, Stock Raiser, Stone Mason
Gorsuch H Walnut 30 Farmer and Stock Grower
Hilderbrand C Walnut 14 Farmer and Stock Grower
Hirshberger J Walnut 35 Farmer, Stock Raiser and Manufacturer of Maple Sugar
Jay A N Walnut 27 Merchant in Germanville
Kissell F A Walnut 28 Boot and Shoe Manufacturer
Knerr G Walnut 11 Farmer, Stock Raiser, and Grain Thresher
Knerr J Walnut 34 Farmer, Stock Raiser and Wool Grower
Koch P E Walnut 14 Farmer and Stock Grower
Krumm J Walnut 23 Farmer and Stock Grower
Looney H H Walnut 6 Farmer, Stock Raiser, Millwright
Madden J Walnut 78 Farmer and Stock Grower
Mann C Walnut 11 Farmer and Stock Grower
Mann P Walnut 23 Farmer and Stock Grower
Mount S Walnut 3 Farmer and Stock Grower
Park W C Walnut 31 Farmer and Stock Grower
Rhodes I G Walnut 2 Farmer and Stock Grower
Rich J Walnut 36 Farmer, Stock Raiser and Manufacturer of Maple Sugar
Robinson W W  Walnut 5 Farmer and Stock Grower
Rodgers W J & J S Walnut 36 Manufacturers of and Dealers in Lumber, Flour, Grain, Feed, Groceries, Boots, Shoes, & Etc.
Smith P Walnut 8 Farmer and Stock Grower
Stacey R Walnut 8 Farmer and Stock Grower
Steele J J  Walnut 32 Farmer and Stock Grower
Stever A Walnut 32 Farmer, Stock Raiser and Fruit Grower
Townsley J Walnut 4 Farmer and Dealer in Stock
Vogel G Walnut 34 Farmer and Wine Grower
Wendling J Walnut 15 Farmer and Stock Grower
Weyand G Walnut 6 Farmer and Stock Grower
Wiederhold A Walnut 35 Farmer and Stock Grower
Wilkosky T Walnut 35 Farmer and Stock Grower
Wood S G Walnut 5 Farmer and Propagator of Fine Hogs and Cattle

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