THE IRISH IN IOWA

IOWA STATE GAZETTEER & BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1880-1881

Bankston- A small place in Dubuque Co. 13 miles air line w of Dubuque (c h).
Population about 50. M. Ferring, postmaster.

Anglin Jeremiah, carpenter
Duggan Lawrence, general store
Ferring Michael, general store
Hosletter John, shoemaker
Kern & Co, flour mill
Moore Patrick, blacksmith
Murphy Patrick, saloon
Murray Thomas, shoemaker
Reilly Thomas, justice
Stencil Louis, carpenter
Sunderhoff Sebastian, carpenter

Defiance. In Shelby Co., 12 miles n of Harlan (c h) the shipping point.
Population 40. Stage to Harlan and Dennison daily with mail. Daniel Fry,
postmaster.

Flaughen J & W, blacksmiths
Fry Daniel, Justice of Peace
Fry George A, machinist
Fry George H, teacher
Greene J, constable
Loudenslager S G, school director
Parter, Rev. Geo (United Brethren)

Dunlap. Estimated population, 1,000, is located on teh C & N W Ry, in the ne
corner of Harrison Co., 17 miles n e of Logan (c h), 303 w of Clinton & 127
from Des Moines. It has a public school, a bank and four churches,
Congregational , Catholic, Baptist and Methodist. Shipments grain and stock.
Stages to Harlan 25 miles s e weekly and to Soldier 14 miles n w
semi-weekly. Express, A M. Mail dayly. D. Saterlee, postmaster.

Baker & Chamberlain, grocers
Barrett M, general store
Bowman M S, gent's furnishings
Ettinger S & Son, grocers
Forrest Wm, grocer
Hillas R B, general store
Lehan E, grocer
Lyons E, hardware
McDonald O, grocer
Mitchell & Thompson, general store
Morgan T H express and railroad agent
May J A hardware
Patterson, Daily & Co, general store
Pepper L H, general store
Reed Bros, grocers
Sears Wm, grocer
Sherman I A, grocer
Sammons D P & Co, hardware
Taylor O W & Co hardware
Williams W J, general store

Georgetown- also called Staceyville, is located in Monroe Co., 9 miles w of
Albia (c h) & 2 1/2 n of Tyrone, the shipping station. Church Catholic.
Population 75. Shipments corn & stock. Mail tri-weekly. C. O'Brien,
postmaster.

Culbert John, books, etc.
Cullin James, general store
Dersning Ignatius, blacksmith
Jones B.F., justice of peace
McFadden J.A., grain & stock
O'Brien Co, general store
O'Connor Peter, constable
O'Neill Patrick, general store
Ryan Rev. D (Cath)
Starr James A, general store
Walsh Patrick, shoemaker

Neola- a village of about 300 inhabitants on the C.R.I. & P.R.R., in
Pottawattamie Co., 295 miles w of Davenport and 21 ne of Council Bluffs (ch)
It has several religious societies and a public school. Ships grain and
stock. Express, U.S. Mail daily.

Bowen Charles, boots and shoes
Delahoyde W, hotel propr.
Dillon C D, lumber & grain
Farrell D J, general store
Foley P, saloon
Hamilton J A & Co, lumber
Hanley John, blacksmith
Keleher Daniel, saloon
Klinefitter I N, hotel propr.
Lynch C R & Co, general store
Mendel H, general store
Remington Bros., clothing
Richards & Foller, hardware
Rishton Bros, general store & grain
Robins C S, druggist
Scherbrook & Dillon, blacksmiths
Stone C B, hardware
Toller B, blacksmith
Volmer Caspar, meat market
Witt & Veith, hardware

Melleray. County postoffice in Dubuque Co., 12 miles s of Dubuque (c h),
with which there is mail state service tri-weekly. Michael McCarthy,
postmaster.

Arthur James jr, constable
Bernard Rev Fr (Catholic)
Collins Wm, Blacksmith
McCarthy John, saloon
McCarthy M, general store
McGreary James, live stock
McLaughlin Daniel, saloon
O'Brien John, justice of peace
Quinlan Wm, carpenter
Sobey Wm, carpenter
Walter Peter, carpenter
Woolton Wm, carpenter

Melrose. On the main line of the C., B. & Q. R.R., is a village of over 500
population, in Jackson Township, Monroe County, 15 miles west of Albia, the
county seat, and equal distance east of Chariton and 115 west of Burlington.
The village has a grist mill, a public school, Catholic and Methodist
churches, and exports live stock, corn and oats. The nearest banks are at
Albia and Chariton. Express, Am. Telegraph, Western Union. Mail daily.
Sumner Smith, postmaster.

Albert Sanford W, jeweler
Arnold Marcuss T, general store
Brown Scott, grocer
Carr Patrick, saloon
Cole Daniel L, physician
Cottage House, J N Wright Propr.
Deevy & Sampson, blacksmiths
Devere Patrick G., saloon
Dewey Charles A, railroad and express agt.
Dinneen Michael, saloon
Halsey Alonzo D, cheese mnfr, 1 mile nw.
Hurford Alonzo R, lumber
Hurford John R, lawyer
Lee Alfred O, furniture
Lemley Samuel jr, live stock
McCalla James H, general store.
McCoy John G, harnessmaker
McEnery & Knowles, Misses, milliners
McNeal Wm C, physician
Morgan Frank S, grist mill
Newell Wm M, Druggist and Bookseller
Newell & Haver, general store
O'Connor James C, drugs
O'Connor Michael, saloon
O'Halloran Bernard, grocer
Paschal Mrs. A G, milliner
Pheney James M, saloon
Radcliff Jacob B, boot and shoemaker
Ramey Butler, carpenter
Renz John, wagonmaker
Riley & Hough, live stock, 4 miles sw
Riordan Michael F, physician
Smith Miss Ada, milliner
Smith Sumner, grocer
Wonsetler Lydia A, physician
Wright John N, hardware, stoves and farm machinery.



 

 


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