Osceola County Towns, Businesses and People 1912
From Osceola County entries, R. L. Polk & Co.'s Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1912-1913, Vol. XVI.
ALLENDORF. Population, 50. On the C., R. I. & P. Ry., in Holman township, Osceola county,
6½ miles east of Sibley, the county seat, and 5 miles from Ocheyedan, both of which places afford
banking facilities. Exp., U. S. Tel., W. U. Telephone connection. R. A. McGowan, postmaster.
Campbell Coral, teacher.
Davis N, live stock and agrl implts.
Densmore F, R R and express agent.
Kenny Helen, teacher.
Lindberg August, blacksmith.
MCGOWAN R A, General Store and Lumber.
Marsh Inez, teacher.
Noonan Kathleen, teacher.
Russel Harry, grain.
Skeives & Moen, grain and coal.
ASHTON. Population, 500. On the C., R. & I. P. Ry, in Gilmore township, Osceola county,
7 miles south of Sibley, the county seat. Has Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian churches, a graded
school and a parochial school, a bank,and a weekly newspaper, the Ashton Leader. Ships grain, live stock
and farm products, generally. Tel., W. U. Exp., Am. Telephone connection. F. W. Jameson, postmaster.
Altman Anna, teacher.
Ashton Automatic Telephone Exchange, Carmichael & King proprs.
Ashton Cornet Band, Edward Underhill leader.
Ashton Hotel, Fred Perkins propr.
Ashton Leader, J W Vanderberg publr.
Bank of Ashton.
Benjamin & Olcott proprs.
BATHEN GEORGE, Grocer.
Beckwith Alice, teacher.
Beck with Jessie, teacher.
Benjamin & Olcott, proprs Bank of Ashton.
Bevens Mrs Nellie, dressmaker.
Bevens Walter H, threshing machines.
Boor's Hall, FJ Jackley propr.
Boor & Co (Eva Reinold, Mathias Boor and Anton Streib), grain and coal.
Brewer John, livery.
Burton & Dreis, millinery.
Butterfield E R, RR, exp and tel agt.
Calvert Jennie, teacher.
Carmichael John H, drugs.
Carmichael & King (John H Carmichael, Charles King), proprs Ashton Automatic Telephone Co.
Clark J W, carpenter.
Callins Arthur, well borer, 4 miles e.
Collins Fannie, teacher.
De Vries H B, painter.
Dressen O A, barber.
Drils Valentine, agrl impts and live stock.
Eddy Rey S L (Methodist Episcopal).
Fairbrother Edward, painter.
Fairbrother Mayme, teacher.
Farmers Elevator, R C Yappen mngr.
Fettes Kate, teacher.
Foster Evelyn, teacher.
Fritz Helen, teacher.
Fritz Peter, auctioneer.
Frost Hubbard T, carpenter.
Gallagher F J, dentist.
Gansmer Mathias, tailor.
Gaster Fred, mason.
Heyen H, carpenter.
Hingtgen & Co (Catherine Hingtgen), clothing.
Hoffman Lawrence, shoemaker.
Hoffman Mrs Nanna, teacher.
Hoffman Rev T P (Catholic).
Hoffman Wm, well driller, 4 miles e.
Holthaus Catharine, teacher.
Jackley Frank J, general store.
Jackley John, saloon.
JAMESON F W, Jeweler. China, Cut Glass, Phonographs. Stationery, Repairing.
Johannes J W, carpenter.
Kappes Lillian, teacher.
Kreui & Johannes, saloon.
Klees Nicholas, harnessmaker.
Krahling Conrad, supervisor chairman.
Kramer & Davis, creamery.
Kunnen John, billiards.
Langenhorst Felix J, physician.
Langenhorst Mrs Felix J, music teacher.
Leinen Nicholas, supervisor chairman.
Melcher Angela, teacher.
Meyer Mathilda, teacher.
Meyers Marie, dressmaker.
Perkins Fred, propr Ashton Hotel.
Public School Library.
Seivert Charles, furniture.
Seivert Mary, teacher.
Shearer J L, principal of school.
Simpson Martha, teacher.
Soper C P, physician.
Streit Mary, teacher.
Tracht Rev F S (Presbyterian).
Vanderberg J W, pubir Ashton Leader.
Vander Wilt W A, blacksmith.
Wagner J & Sons (John Nicholas and Wm), hardware.
Wellendorf Henry, carpenter.
HARRIS. Population, 300. An incorporated town on the C., R. & I. P. Ry. in Fairview township,
Osceola county, 17 miles E. of Sibley, the judicial seat. Has German Lutheran, Methodist Episcopal and
Presbyterian churches, a bank and a newspaper, the Herald. Tel, W. U. Exp., U. S. Telephone connection.
Homer E. Richards, postmaster.
Anderson B B, grain.
Baker Ernestine, teacher.
Barnes Charles A, hardware.
Beebe Mrs Leata, teacher.
Bellman J T, general store.
Blais Frank X, contractor.
Blenn George, mason.
Bridge Fred, mayor.
Burow John F, blacksmith.
Cady Clinton C, physician.
Calhoun Robert A, blacksmith.
City Hotel, Mrs E R Smalley propr.
Davidson Roy, carpenter.
Emerson Fred S, grocer.
Feistner Rev L (German Lutheran).
Fliss Louise, teacher.
Forbes Delight, teacher.
Gates S, teacher.
Grover Charles H, carpenter.
Haire M J, teacher.
Harris Herald, E J McFarland publr.
Harris Isom, livery.
Harris Mrs R L, teacher.
HARRIS SAVINGS BANK (Capital $10,000), H H Buck Pres, A E Buck Cashr.
Heintz L A, RR, exp and tel agent.
Heppler John, restaurant.
Hill T W, drugs.
Hintz H, saloon.
Johnson Jennie, teacher.
Johnson W W Lumber Co, coal and lumbr.
Lowry G Fred, barber.
McFarland E Jerome, pubir Harris Herald and real estate.
Peterson Rev H P (Methodist).
Richards Homer E, postmaster.
Robertson Robert J, real estate.
St James Hotel, J C Zintz propr.
Smith Walter W, hardware.
Stockdale & Dietz Co, Philip Dietz pres, Lesis Mack sec, lumber and grain.
Weiner Henry A, grain and coal.
Wheeler L, carpenter.
Winterfeld Claire, teacher.
Zwank D, drayage.
A discontinued postoffice in Harrison township, Osceola county, 20 miles S.E.
of Sibley, the judicial seat, and 9 from Ocheyedan, the nearest banking and shipping point whence
mail is supplied by rural delivery.
Kerber George, blacksmith.
Robertson E S, farm implements.
Townsend Rufus H, general store.
Population, 300. An incorporated town on the R. L. & P. Ry., in Baker township,
Osceola county, 15 miles S.E. of Sibley, the judicial seat, and 176 from Des Moines. Has German
Evangelical Lutheran and Methodist Episcopal churches, a bank and a weekly newspaper, the Argus.
Tel., W. U., Exp., U. S. Telephone. George Kraft, postmaster.
Blakemore A L, Justice and pool.
Clarke Nelly I, teacher.
Crumb Alma, teacher.
Crumb Martha, teacher.
Davenport Elevator Co, A Wachtel, manager, grain.
Dove J A, publr Melvin Argus.
Fairbrother Will, carpenter.
Farmers Elevator Co, Hy Keister mngr.
First National Bank (cap $25,000), H L Emmert pres, G A Romey cashier.
Foley Mae, teacher.
Frees W S & Co, lumber.
Gilkinson Freda, teacher.
Graves & Carney, agrl impts.
Hokuf L B, restaurant.
Imhoff Bros, blacksmiths.
Imhoff Joseph, dray line.
Jobes Grace, teacher.
Jobes Nellie, teacher.
Klatt R, saloon.
Knapp Peter, general store.
KRAFT GEORGE, Postmaster, Mayor, General Store and Pres Melvin Tel Co.
Libby T S, teacher.
MacKerbarth Wm, livery.
Melvin Argus, J A Dove publisher.
Melvin Drug Co.
Melvin Telephone Co (inc), George Craft, pres, Joe Wachtel sec.
Morande F M, meats.
Nenno Kathryn, teacher.
Northern Iowa Land and Lot Co, E B Townsend agent.
Pohlman Clara, teacher.
Ramsey H I, RR and exp agent.
Romey George A, cashr First Natl Bank.
Royal Lumber Co, George Hudson mngr, coal.
St John C E, hardware.
Shaw Peter, pool hall.
Sharpe Susie, teacher.
Small Raynon, teacher.
Stevens Jennie, teacher.
Wackerbarth Wm, livery.
Weaver Minnie, teacher.
Wehmeyer John, chairman Ed supervisors.
Year Fred, live stock.
Zach John, restaurant.
Population, 1,800. An incorporated town located on the C., R. I. & P. Ry.,
in Ocheyedan township, Osceola county, 12 miles E. of Sibley, the county seat. It was originally
settled in 1885. Has Congregational, Lutheran and Methodist churches, a graded public school, 2
banks and a weekly newspaper, the Press. Tel., W. U. Exp., U. S. Telephone connection.
Mrs. Eunice A. Underhill, postmaster.
Arend August, shoes.
Armstrong John, carpet weaver.
BANK OF OCHEYDAN (Individual Responsibility $500,000). John Porter Pres, James Porter Vice-Pres, W M Roth Cashier, Dick Wassman Asst Cashier.
Batcheller Moses F, auctioneer.
Benson Bros, hardware.
Bowersox Mrs W A, dressmaker.
Bowling Edith, teacher.
Bremer Henry, stock buyer.
Bremer Louis, city weighmaster.
Brown E A, H Henderson agt, grain and coal.
Brummer Fred, saloon.
Buckman Charles L, carpenter.
Bunker Ernest A, real estate.
Callender A B & C A, billiards.
Cleveland Ezra D, justice of peace.
Cole B F, publr The Press.
Cook Charles A, druggist.
Coyour Seymour, stock buyer.
Cramer Lizzie, teacher.
Cramer Thomas, marshal
Dannaman Wm, photographer.
Ely Wm E, physician.
Everett A V, real estate.
Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Co, J H Keating mngr, grain and coal.
Fordice James S, harness.
Fritz Albert D. meat market.
Gole & Co (Menno S and Jacob S Gole),
Goyette & Lintner, barbers.
Graves M, implements.
Graves Mary, general store.
Greig & Zeeman, A B Collender agt, grain.
Hamilton Geneva, teacher.
Hamilton Gertie, milliner.
Hamilton & Hamilton (Royal G and Royal G jr), physicians.
Hattendorf H C, supervisor.
Howe-Heide Investment Co, genl store.
Inman Lucy, teacher.
Ireland H M, mason.
Keith Charles W, painter and carpenter.
Lass D G, physician.
Lutson Elsie, teacher.
McFadden John H. horse breeder.
McFadden Wesley A, livery.
McGowan Co The, general store.
McGowan Margaret, teacher.
McIntyre H W, general store.
Manby C E, railroad, exp and tel agt.
Manville Charles M, mayor.
Manville & Ward (Charles M Manville, John C Ward), live stock dealers.
Melick Grace, teacher.
Menkens Rev A (Lutheran).
Meyers Fred, blacksmith.
Miller Charles D, mason.
Miller & Cobb (George A Miller, Amos B Cobb), hardware.
Minkler Rev R G (Methodist).
Moreland & Shuttleworth (O D Moreland, W D Shuttleworth), grain elevator.
Morton Charles, sec school board and ins.
Nichols A R, principal public schools.
Noehren Mae, teacher.
Ocheyedan Automatic Telephone Co, W E Ely pres, C A Cook sec.
Ocheyedan Creamery, C H Jennings mngr.
Ocheyedan Hardware Co (Miller & Cobb).
Ocheyedan Press (weekly), B R Cole publr.
Ocheyedan Savings Bank (cap $25,000), W M Smith pres, W D Shuttleworth v-pres, C R Richards cashier.
Parrott Elbert J, optician.
Parrott E J & Co (Elbert J Parrott, Charles A Cook), jewelers.
Pierce Annis, teacher.
Porter Lumber Co (Reinbeck), J H Kunz mngr, lumber and coal.
Putman & Harness, meat market.
Randall Edgar S, painter.
Raynor George, cattle breeder.
Reynolds & Ward (James S Reynolds, Everard R Ward), meats.
Roth W M, insurance.
Ruscha John, carpenter.
Shell & Shuttleworth (Levi Shell, Wm D Shuttleworth), lumber.
Sietsema Jennie, teacher.
Smidt Chris, harness.
Smith Jennie, teacher.
Spangler E E, teacher.
Spencer Charles A, blacksmith.
Spencer M L, dentist.
Stavely Ada B, teacher.
Stewart & McMichael, general store.
Swayze Marsh J, real estate.
Swayze Mrs M J, dressmaker.
Tatum C A, furniture and undertaker.
Taylor Bros, drayage.
Taylor John, plasterer.
Taylor & Patterson, livery and drayage.
Thompson Lottie, teacher.
Timmons Charles, real estate.
Tracy Romeo J, house mover.
UNDERHILL MRS EUNICE A, Postmaster.
Ward C J, painter.
Ward J C, cattle and hog dealer.
Wassman Chris, livery and drayage.
Wassmann Richard, ins and real estate.
Webster Belle, teacher.
Welsh Michael, livery.
Western Electric Telephone Co, C A Cook toll agt.
Whedon Anna, teacher.
White Ethel, teacher.
Willcox Wm J, restaurant and hotel.
Zeug Louis, carpenter.
Population, 1,500. The county seat of Osceola county, is located on the
C., St. P., M. & O. and C., R. I. & P. Rys. 74 miles N. of Sioux City, 18 S.W. of Worthington,
Minn., 34 W. of Spirit Lake, and 198 N.W. of Des Moines. Has Baptist, Catholic, Congregational,
German Lutheran, Presbyterian, Reformed and Methodist churches, excellent educational advantages,
water works, fire department, 2 parks, gas works, a handsome city hall, 3 banks and 2 weekly
newspapers, Gazette and Osceola Co. Tribune. Ships hay, grain, flour, produce and live stock.
Tel., W. U. Exp., Am and U. S. Telephone connection. H. E. Scott postmaster.
Adkins Dell, jeweler and optician.
American Express Co, G T Cottingham agt.
Arends Arend, saloon.
Baade Edythe, teacher.
Baade Fannie, teacher.
Bahne J H, publr Osceola County Tribune.
Barber Walter, county surveyor.
Barnes Amy, music teacher.
Baxter G W, newsdealer.
Beck Sisters, milliners.
Beckette Eva, teacher.
Bradley Gertrude, teacher.
Bradley Myrtle, teacher.
Braendle John H, harnessmaker.
Brodt Charles H, drayage.
Brooks Charles M, mayor and county attorney.
BROWN CHARLES E, Pres First National Bank.
Brown Charles E & Sons (Charles E, Clyde W and Frank L), general store.
Brown Edward A (Luverne, Minn), J C Broughton agt, grain and coal.
Brown Fred, tailor.
Burley Victor, county auditor.
Cajacob Lorenze, teacher.
Cajacob Rita, teacher.
Casereto Nick, ice.
City Drug Store, drugs.
Chambers Elsie, teacher.
Chase Emma, teacher.
Clark Orlando J, lawyer.
Clegg Rev H H (Methodist).
Cleveland Philip, barber.
COMMERCIAL CLUB THE, T S Redmond Secretary.
Cornish Elizabeth, teacher.
Cottingham George T. agt C. St P, M & O Ry and Am Exp Co.
Cram F E, house mover and contr.
Cram Vashti, teacher.
Culver Andrew, carpenter.
De Boos Mary, teacher.
Dieterich George F, photographer.
Differding J C, harness and shoes.
Dolan Mayme, teacher.
Elder Bertha, teacher.
Elder Mrs Nora, dressmaker.
Ellerbroek Jacob J, dry goods and notions.
EMMERT H L, Cashier First National Bank.
Evans Mercantile Co, Nicholas C Evans, mngr, general store.
Faragher Philip R, hardware.
Farnum E P, physician.
FIRST NATONAL BANK (Capital, $50,000, Profits $20,000,) Charles E Brown Pres, H L Emmert Cashr, J Fred Mattert Asst Cashr.
Fitzsimmons Wm F, billards.
Foote Flaville S, teacher.
Frey O J, clerk of court.
GARBERSON WALLACE C, Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public.
Gaunt W W, agt C, R I & P Ry.
Gill Joe, livery.
Gill Mrs Joe, milliner.
Gillespie Ida, prin High School.
Glover John F, real estate.
Grant H S, real estate.
Graves Maye, teacher.
Grimm Fred, live stock.
Guthrie Zella, teacher.
Hannon Blanche, teacher.
Harleman Wesley, barber.
Harris A W Grain Co (capital $25,000), M Harris pres, A W Harris see and treas, grain and coal.
Harris Rev T W (Baptist).
Harvey Mrs Eola, teacher.
Harvey Henry J, dentist.
Heetland Louis H, physician.
Hikok John W, propr Osceola House.
Hough Frank S, phys and coroner.
Hudson Clint, cigars and tobacco.
Mugus Elizabeth, teacher.
Hunter & McCallum (Rollin M Hunter, Albert W McCallum), lawyers.
Jones Mrs Kate C, teacher.
Kennedy Frank E, live stock.
Klatt R & Co saloon.
Koehler J B & Son, meats.
Kreager Alice, teacher.
Lewis Jesse, blacksmith.
LISTER GEORGE W, Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public.
Madison Cella, teacher.
Mastick Adna M, wagonmaker.
MATTERT J FRED, Asst Cashier First National Bank.
Meader Bros Co (Seth and Ross Meader), hardware.
Mericle C B, superintendent.
Nichols Rose, teacher.
Metz O A, county recorder.
Mitchell D D & Co (D D Mitchell, Henry Hansmeyer), shoes.
Mitchell W L, farm implements.
Mohr George H, saloon.
MORTON ALFRED, Cashier Sibley State Bank.
Morton Mrs Mary A, (Christian Scientist.)
Mory Henry C, carpenter.
Neill Hiram, physician.
Odenga Tena, teacher.
Opera House, J Fred Mattert mngr.
Osceola County Farmers' Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Assn, M Harvey pres, W J Reeves vice-pres, Will Thomas sec and treas.
Osceola County Tribune, J H Bahne publr.
Osceola House, John W Hikok propr.
Overholser W W, publr The Sibley Gazette.
Palmer G B, physician.
Parker Wm L, agt US Express Co and drugs.
Person Ephriam H, dairy.
Phelan Rev John (Catholic).
Proett Rev A F (German Presbyterian).
Pulscher & Eilders (Henry D Pulscher, John Eilders), farm implements.
Rahfaldt E D, auctioneer and feed barn.
REDMOND THOMAS S, Real Estate, Investments, Securities, Loans Negotiated. Insurance Written. Iowa Farm Lands a Specialty, also Sec Sibley Commercial Club.
Reeves W J, supervisor.
Richardson Mae, teacher.
Richardson Nina, teacher.
Richardson Robert, meats.
Riddlebarger W E & Son, jewelers.
Rinus Charles E, drayman.
Roberts Jennie, teacher.
Romey Albert, grocer.
Schwimley Rev W A (Congregational).
Shell Lumber Co, Levi Shell pres and mngr, lumber and coal.
Sibley Cement Co, George F Sokol sec.
SIBLEY COMMERCIAL CLUB, T S Redmond Sec.
Sibley Cornet Band, W F Fitzsimmons leader.
Sibley Gazette The, W W Overholser publisher.
Sibley Hotel The.
Sibley Lumber Co, T P Jenkins mngr.
Sibley Milling Co (cap $23,000), J C Dahms pres, L Dahms sec and treas, flour mill and grain.
SIBLEY STATE BANK (Capital $35,000), G W Lister Pres, C E Hanchett Vice-Pres, Alfred Morton Cashier.
Sibley Telephone Exchange, George Carew propr.
Smith S E, florist.
Spong & Tressler (Fred and George A Tressler), barbers.
Spracher L B, grain.
Stamm & Marshall (Robert Stamm George Marshall), blacksmiths.
Standard Oil Co, J G Winters agt.
Stevens Frank L, sheriff.
Stevens Walter B, drugs.
Stewart Wm H, vet surgeon.
Suter Wm T, carpenter.
Taylor Eugene M, general store.
Tiddens T G, real estate and insurance.
Tipple Ida, teacher.
Tossini Mrs J A, confectioner.
Tott E & Co (Emil Tott), grocers.
Townsend Wm, paperhanger.
Trainer Maurice M, dentist.
Tregilus Joseph M, hardware.
Turner Ellen, teacher.
US Express Co, W L Parker agt.
Verbeck Vivian, teacher.
Wachtel Anthony, county treasurer.
Walton H E, furniture and undertkr.
Webber John, abstracter.
Wehmeyer John, chairman bd of supervisors.
Wendt Bros (H D Wendt), creamery.
Wilbern P L, barber.
Wilder Mrs Fannie, physician.
Wilson J R, supt of schools.
WINDSOR HOTEL THE, Winzer & Dally Proprs, First-Class Accommodations. Steam Heat Throughout.
WINZER & DALLY (Charles Winzer, Emil Dally), Proprs The Windsor Hotel, Sample Rooms In Connection, a Home for the Traveling Public.
Worden John N, vet surgeon.
Workheiser T J, blacksmith.
Wormer Winifred, teacher.
Zindler Rev G (German Reformed).