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Business Directory and Farmer list
for 1890-1891

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Omaha: J. M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509-510 Paxton Block 1890. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year of 1890, by J. M. Wolfe & Co., in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.

This is the listing of Businesses existing in Greeley County, by town.

ACME, a postoffice in the central part of Greeley county, four and one half miles from Scotia, the county seat.

BELFAST, a flag station on the B&M RR, seven miles west of Greeley.

BRAYTON, a village in Greeley county with a population of 100, is on the Palmer and Burwell branch of the B&M RR, eight miles south of Greeley Center. The place is favorably located for a good trading point and before many years a thriving town will usurp the site of the present village. Nearly all branches of trade are represented and large shipments of grain and stock made.

Ahern, Wm, saloon Brayton
Commercial Bank, T C Phelan pres, D E Lanigan cashier
Brayton Democrat, Miss M A P Spencer, pub
Brayton Hotel, Mrs M Spencer, prop
Brayton Real Estate & Loan Co, T C Phelan mgr
Cadegan, P W, meat market
Calvin, Wm, livery
Dennis, W M, sta agt B&M RR
Kendall & Smith, grain and coal
Killeen, M C, genl mdse
McEneaney, John, hardware and farm machinery
Nelson, Carl, carpenter
Newman, Stephen, blacksmith Rooney & Blacklock, lumber, coal
Rooney & Co, live stock
Spencer, Abbie Miss, pub Brayton Democrat
Spencer, M Mrs, prop Brayton Hotel
Thorpe, H M, postmaster
Thorpe, H M & Co, genl mdse
Wall, J D, wagonmaker

ENFIELD, a postoffice in the eastern part of Greeley county, six miles east of Greeley.
Tate, D H, postmaster

HORACE, a station on the Burwell branch of the B&M RR, in Greeley county, seven miles west of Greeley Center.

SPALDING, a town in the northeast corner of Greeley county, is 14 miles from Greeley Center and 18 miles northwest of Cedar Rapids. It is beautifully located in the valley of the Cedar and enjoys the trade of a large extent of farming and grazing country. A flouring mill has just been completed in which there has been invested a large amount of capital, and which is intended to grind for export, besides tending to the local trade. The Catholics have a fine church building, and the town generally has a neat and attractive appearance. Population,150.

Brady John, mgr Spaulding Milling and Cattle Co.
Cameron A D, phys and druggist.
Connell M Mrs, millinery, dressmaking.
De Vos J E Rev, pastor Catholic church.
Fitzgerald P P, genl mdse.
Glenn Thos, justice.
Index (The), W E F Rienard pub.
Klein John, blacksmith.
Murphy & McKeon, hardware, boots, shoes, crackers.
Naughtin Bros, carpenters, builders.
O'Harra D J, prop Spalding House livery, postmaster.
Rienard W E F, pub The Index, justice.
Spalding Milling & Cattle Co, John Brady mgr flouring mill.
Sullivan John H, saloon.
Unself John F, meat market.
Weber Christ, genl mdse.

Greeley Center is situated in the central part of Greeley county, at the junction of the Erickson and Burwell branches of the B & M R R, in the midst of a productive farming country, in Spring Creek Valley, 12 miles from the Loup river. Its position is favorable to its aspirations to become the judicial seat of the county. But little over three years ago a lone house stood upon the site now occupied by a town with 700 inhabitants, and with excellent facilities and prospects. The Lincoln Town Site Co, who are largely interested in the land upon which the town is being built, have donated a block of ground, and the town has commenced the erection of a public building 38 x 44 feet in dimensions three stories in height, and to cost $7,000. A substantial brick school house has been erected at a cost of of $8,000, and a full roller mill, four stories high, with a capacity of 68 barrels daily, cost $15,000. A neat opera house which will seat 700, cost $4,000. The M. E. church have a comely building with a handsome tower, cost $2,000. and the Catholics are building a church to cost $4,000. The Greeley State Bank capital $25,000, is at the head of the banking institutions of the county.  Its prosperity indicates the wisdom of its management and the progress of the town. The Citizens State Bank also a good monied institution. The Greeley Leader and the Greeley Democrat are the newspapers this place.

Barker, I N, phys
Barry, P H, auctioneer
Bigelow, Anson H, principal High school
Bowen & Cook, drugs
Bowen, George S, phys
Brown, S G, city transfer
Brown, T M, lumber and coal
Burke, Thomas G, saloon
Byrne, Anna Miss, dressmaker

Citizens State Bank, capital and surplus $25,000, Ed McCormick pres, Husted, Agor vice-pres, H S Young  cashier, M H Nugent asst cashier
Conklin, Vet, mason
Conklin, W D, carpenter
Conner, E P, carpenter

Decker, Moses W, livery

Elliott, Celia Mrs, restaurant and confectionery
Eyler, John H, livery
Eymer, John, blacksmith
Exchange Bank, Lee Love pres, C C, McPherson vice-pres, Emmet Love cashier

Faherty House, P J Faherty prop
Faherty, J P, prop Faherty House
Farnsworth & Pomeroy, genl mdse
Farrell, D J, mayor, genl mdse
Faucett, Edward, barber
Fleck, K J, restaurant, confectionery
Foley, Timothy Jr, hardware, implts and furniture
Foley, Timothy Jr & Co, live stock
Foot, H D Rev, pastor M E church
Foster Bros, genl mdse
Fox & Wright, props Greeley Center mills

Ganoe, Harvey L, pub Greeley Leader, atty
Gearon, M B, atty, pub Greeley Democrat
Gordon, H L Mrs, laundry
Greeley Center Mills, Fox & Wright props (names continued below)


W.W. Wallace, Prest.  Jas.R. Hanna, VicPrest.   Jas. W. Wallace, Cashier

Paid up Capital, $25,000

Authorized Capital, $250,000

Incorporated Jan 16, 1888


W. W. Wallace, Council Bluffs, Iowa	B&M R.R. LAND and TOWN LOT CO.

A. H. Hanna, Vinton, Iowa		A General Banking Business

Mary Holt, Waverly, Iowa		Transacted:

Jas R. Hanna    Jas W. Wallace		Farm Loans Negotiated.  


Greeley Center, Neb.

Special attention given to Collections  

Greeley Center (continued)
Real Estate & Trust Co, T. A. Kelley mgr, M B Gearon Atty
Greeley Democrat, M B Gearon Pub
Greeley Leader, H L Ganoe pub
Greeley Lumber Co, C H Smith mgr, lumber and coal
Greeley State Bank, capital $25,000, W W Wallace pres, J R Hanna vice pres, J W Wallace cashier, F O Barney asst cashier

Hanna James R, atty at law
Harris, J C, blacksmith
Hayes, James Rev, pastor Catholic church
Heald, John C, atty, justice
Heston, Patrick, confectionery
Hulliberger & Magary, carpenters
Hynes & Jordan, real estate, loans
Hynes, N Miss. millinery

Jacques, C M, Tim Kelly mgr, grain
Johnson, John, blacksmith

Kavanaugh, John E, atty at law
Kelley & Co. grain, live stock Kelly, Timothy, mgr
C M Jacques Kendall & Smith, J Howard mgr, grain, coal, flour

Lincoln Town Site Co, J W Wallace agt
Lindwell, Charles, brick mfr

McCarthy, J J, farm machinery
Manning, Michael, restaurant, confectionery
Martin, H A, pastmaster and drugs
Murray, M, city marshal, meat market

Parson, S M, bakery, confectionery
Pierce, F L, city transfer

Ream, J L & Bro, harness makers
Riefir, John, mason
Rowland, L M Mrs, Millinery

Schlange, Fred, photographer
Sloan, L J, phys
Smith, C H, mgr Greeley Lumber Co
Steelsmith, P W, hardware, agl implts
Sullivan, J V & Co, painters
Swain, James R, atty, notary

Talkington, A B, sta agt B & M R R
Taylor, Michael J, saloon
Thompson, A C, jewelry
Tracy, Patrick, shoemaker
Twomey, D Ryan, surveyor

Wallace, J W, agent B & M R R lands and Lincoln Town Site Co.
Whites Opera House, J C White prop
White & Rice, genl mdse

LEO VALLEY, a postoffice in the eastern part of Greeley county, nine miles from Greeley Center. Walsh, John, postmaster.

O'CONNORS, a small settlement four miles southeast of Greeley Center. The Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, an academy for girls, is located here. The buildings cost over $40,000 and it is well patronized. Sister Mary Michael is superioress, and Rev J F Hays pastor. Around is a good farming country and well settled
Ford, Daniel, justice
Phelan, T C, hog breeder
Rooney, Rose Mrs, postmistress and genl mdse

PARNELL, a postoffice in the western part of Greeley County, five miles west of Belfast, on the Ericson branch of the B&M RR. About 200 farmers reside in this vicinity.

SCOTIA JUNCTION, a flag station on the Grand Island and Ord branch of the U. P. Ry., one mile
from Scotia.

SCOTIA is in the southwestern part of Greeley county, on the North Loup branch of the U.P. Ry., 

4 miles northeast of Grand Island and 298 miles from Omaha.  It is the county seat and has a 

population of 500.  The village is beautifully situated in the North Loup valley.
A brickyard is in operation and soft stone which hardens with exposure to the atmosphere is quarried 

here and used for building purposes.  There are two flour mills, making a good grade of flour and doing 

a good business.  Two banks, the Greeley County Bank, capital, $100,000, and the Peoples Bank.  

Water works are to be constructed in the near future.
The churches are:  Methodist, German Methodist and Catholic.
Allen, Charles, barber

Andre, Charles, restaurant

Andre House, E Bailey prop
Bailey, E, prop Andre House

Bean, J J, attorney

Beck, John, shoemaker

Bell, H G, attorney

Bond, Richard, restaurant

Buckley, Thomas, tinsmith

Burton, Ezra, livery
Campbell, L Rev, pastor M E church

Cantwell, T C, farm machinery

Clark, J L, livery

Connell, T D, ins, notary

Cornell, G C, broom mfr

Crimmins, J Mrs, bakery

Cromwell, B W, sta agt U P Ry

Curry, James, blacksmith
Davies, J J, flouring mill

Doane, L L, live stock

Doyle, T J, atty
Faucett, W T, pub Scotia Republican, jewelry

Fisher, B C Mrs, millinery
Floaten, A H, genl mdse
Gardner, Wm, cigars and wines

Gilispie, Min, city transfer

Greeley County Bank, capital $100,000, Lee Love pres, J T Price vice-pres,

   G W Scott cashier

Greenfield, D W, billiards

Grothan, O, phys
Hall & Humphreys, hardware, agl implts

Hall & Wilcox, brick mfrs

Herbert, L, postmaster

Herbert & Weeks, real estate, etc

Howell, S R & Co, props Scotia Lumber Co
Jones, J S, mgr Scotia Lumber Co
Krebbs, R R, live stock
Lewis, James, veterinary, coal

Lincoln, R, city transfer
McDonald, J A, carpenter

McMillen, Charles, livery

McMillen & Clark, real estate

McMillen, H C, lumber, hardware

Manning, J F, painter

Merchant, A W, drugs
Parks, A M, pub Scotia Herald

Paxton, Samuel K, drugs

Pearce, A R, balcksmith

Peoples bank, A Blakestad pres, P Erickson vice-pres, W E Hannon cashier

Price, J T, ins, notary
Scotia Herald, A M Parks pub

Scotia Implement Co, A W Newton mgr, farm machinery

Scotia Lumber Co, S R Howll & Co props, J S Jones mgr, lumber, coal

Scotia Republican, W T Faucett pub

Scotia Roller Mills, Weeks Bros props

Scott, G W, atty

Sharp, Robert, justice

Shockey, D B M, phys

Sparhawk, W W, blacksmith

Sprecher, Scott, atty

Stanner, Frederick, meat market

Stoetzel & Thompson, real estate

Sumner, Amos, carpenter

Swortwood, N L, drugs, mgr Omaha Elevator Co
Thompson, W W, atty

Tolan, Ed, meat market

Townsley, H M, auctioneer
Van Skike, D R, harnessmaker
Watt, M L, groceries, shoes

Weekes Bros, props Scotia Roller Mills

Wilcox, S, genl mdse

Wright, Edward, genl mdse

Wright, G C, atty

SUMPTER, a flag station on the B. & M. R. R., 16 miles west of
Greeley Center.

TROY, a postoffice in the northeast part of Greeley county, nine miles from Greeley Center. Walsh, Richard, postmaster.

WOLBACH, a village on the Palmer and Burwell branch of the B&M RR, is in Greeley county, 14 miles southeast of Greeley Center. It is on high ground and the land around is quite rolling, live stock constitutes the principal shipments although it is a good grain producing country. Population, 150.
Bissell & Seavy, lumber, coal
Cutler, Francis M, drugs, genl mdse
Dailey, Milton J, agt Kendall & Smith live stock
Fairman, Marion J, livery
Horn, Wm, hotel
Healey, F F, sta agt B&M RR
Kendall & Smith, M J Dailey agt, grain elevator
Mulford, Lewis M, postmaster, agt
H E Wilson Roberts & Henderson, saloon
Sherman, J W, hardware, agl implts
Timbrell, Isaac, blacksmith
Wight, Edgar A, genl mdse
Wilson, H E, L M Mulford agt, genl mdse

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