Ashton is on Oak creek, in the eastern part of Sherman county, and on the Arcadia branch of the B.& M. R.R., 13 miles from Loup City, the county seat. The settlers were principally Polish immigrants, and the population now numbers about 200. The railroad was complete to this point in November, 1887, from which time the town dates its existence. The adjoining country is devoted principally to agriculture and stock raising. The shipments for the past year were 300,000 bushels of corn and 70 car loads of live stock. There are here a grain elevator, a feed mill, a bank, a hotel, agricultural implement repositories, lumber yards and other business enterprises and industries.
Arthaud Christian, justice.
Badura Stanislaus, genl mdse.
Bank of Ashton, A P Culley pres, H Smelser cashier.
Beze Vincent, wagon maker.
Bloomer Oswald, livery.
Bly Emery, meat market.
Chase W T, H C Chase jr mgr, drugs.
Conklin A N, sta agt B & M R R.
Dobry John, agl implts, hardware.
Gappe Frank,agl implts.
Hall John J, groceries, hardware.
Higgins E M, A Schaupp mgr, grain.
Jamrog Thomas, agl implts.
Keystone Lumber Co, Theo Ojendyk mgr.
Knudsen Wm, blacksmith.
Nawakowski Alexander, saloon.
Ojendyk Theodore, real estate, mgr Keystone Lumber Co.
Rain L, phys.
Ripperger Joseph, feed mill.
Sack Bros, blacksmiths.
Schaupp Adam, mgr E G Higgins.
Shamburg Wm, harnessmaker.
Taylor Ed G, genl mdse, postmaster.
Taylor J P, live stock.
Tockey Christian, prop Union Hotel.
Union Hotel, C Tockey prop.
Zaworski John, saloon.
Austin, a postoffice in the eastern part of Sherman county, six miles south of Loup City, the seat of justice.
Divide, a postoffice in the western part of Sherman county, eight miles from Loup City, the seat of justice.
Hill John, justice.
Smith M H, postmaster.
Hazard, a postoffice and a station on the Nebraska division of the B.& M. R.R., in the southwestern part of Sherman county, 18 miles from Loup City, the county seat, and 10 miles from Ravenna. Population, 45.
Allen F S, sta agt.
Chessler L, postmaster, genl mdse, agl implts.
Davidson Bros, genl mdse, agl implts, grain.
Hobart & Skinner, blacksmiths.
Wirt Bros & Wirt, grain elevator, coal.
Litchfield is in the western part of Sherman county, in the Muddy Creek valley, 18 miles from Loup City, and 47 miles northwest from Grand Island, on the branch of the B.& M. R.R., from Nebraska City to Newcastle, Wyoming. The place has a population of 300 who are manifesting considerable enterprise, which is evidenced by roller mills, elevator, two banks, etc. There are also two churches -- Methodist and Presbyterian -- a G.A.R. post and a lodge of A.O.U.W. The local newspaper is the Litchfield Moniter, E.R. Bradley, publisher.
Bass Hugh, genl mdse.
Bradley E R, prop Litchfield Monitor.
Bradley George, attorney at law, notary public.
Brewer S, blacksmith.
Commercial Hotel, R T Reiter prop.
Deirks Bros, W S Dobson mgr, lumber.
Dobson C H, drayman.
Eckhout Felix, saloon.
Farmers Alliance Assn, A P Forney mgr, genl mdse.
Flint A G, meat market.
Flint J B, harness.
Freeland C H, billiards.
Goff J L, phys.
Griffin S E, genl mdse.
Jeffords B F, jeweler.
Johnson J W, sta, tel and ex agt.
Kansgen F H, mgr Litchfield Roller Milling Co.
Klug T A, agl implts.
Litchfield Bank, Titus & Terhune props.
Litchfield Monitor, E A Bradley prop.
Litchfield Roller Milling Co, F H Kansgen mgr.
Nichols A T, prop Peoples Bank.
Palmer H R, phys.
People Bank, A T Nichols prop.
Potter A H Mrs, millinery.
Potter & Tate, drugs, hardware.
Reasoner & McCreight, genl mdse.
Reasoner T H, postmaster.
Reiter R T, prop Commercial Hotel.
Rouse George, livery.
Smith Christ, notions.
Smith Emmerson A, atty.
Thorn Waldo, drugs.
Titus G W, notary.
Titus & Terhune, props Litchfield Bank.
Watson D H, barber.
Wirt Bros, grain, live stock.
Loup City, the county seat of Sherman county is located in the north-central part of the county and has a population of 677. It is on the Arcadia branch of the B.&M. R.R., and is the terminus of a spur of the G.I. & O. branch of the U.P.Ry. The town has a good water works system, which cost $10,000, and a $70,000 roller flour mill, with a capacity of 125 barrels per day. A grand enterprise for the development of manufactures is a canal two and a half miles in length from the Middle Loup river to the town, have a fall of 56 feet and furnishing a splendid volume of water power. There are some fine brick business blocks here a and large grain elevator, besides other valuable improvements made within a short time. There are two banks, two lumber yards and three newspapers -- the Northwestern, Sherman County Times and Sherman County Alliance.
Adams House, M S Adams prop.
Adams Marion s, prop Adams House, live stock.
Adamson & Ford, live stock, coal.
Alliance Hotel, Mrs. L A Rosseter prop.
Bennet A, barber.
Benschoter Geo E, pub The Northwestern.
Bickford Beorge, real estate.
Bolt Charles J, scroll work.
Brewer Elias, furniture.
Brown C H, livery.
Brown & Daddow, pubs Sherman County Times.
Carlton N H, principal High school.
Chase W T Dr, drugs.
Conger W H, atty.
Conhiser Bros, genl mdse.
Cooper H S Rev, pastor Baptist church.
Ditto W J, drugs.
Dolling Henry, shoemaker.
Drake C L, prop St Elmo Hotel.
Dry T H Rev, pastor M E church.
Edmonson John C, grain, live stock.
Eggers John, meat market.
Farmers State Bank, capital $15,000,
J Phil Jaeger pres, Wm Schaedla cashier.
Fink John P, hardware.
First National Bank, Lee Love pres, A P Culley cashier.
Fisher W J, atty and justice.
Ford and Adamson, saloon.
Froehlich Julius, confectionery, variety store.
Gasteyer Charles, bakery, groceries.
Geary J H, hardware.
Gibson Bros, furniture.
Hall & Boone, carpenters.
Hauch Chris, carriages, wagon mfr.
Heath C H E, atty.
Higgins E M, grain.
Hiser F, sta agt B & M. R.R.
Jeffords J A, jewelry.
Jones J W, phys.
Keystone Lumber Co, A B Outhouse, mgr.
Kittell Geo W, phys.
Lalk & Kriechbaum, real estate.
Long Bros, collections.
Long J W, real estate.
Loup City Dairy, Mathews & Jenner lessees.
Loup City Lumber Co, F J Mack mgr.
Lupton W C Mrs, millinery.
Mack F J, mgr Loup City Lum Co.
Malmgren Hy, loans.
Mathew & Jenner, lessees Loup City Dairy.
Mead M H, real estate, ins.
Miles Joel, shoemaker.
Mulick Michael, saloon.
Neville Wm, blacksmith.
Nieman John, restaurant.
Nightingale Bros, attorneys at law. (See adv.)
Northwestern (The), G E Benschoter pub.
Odendahl Bros, drugs.
Ogle W H, pub Sherman County Alliance.
Ohlsen Bros, brick mfrs.
Olson J H, tailor.
Oltman Jno, restaurant.
Outhouse A B, mgr Keystone Lumber Co.
Owens & Ball, carpenters.
Peterson Wm, meat market.
Pilger Theo L, genl mdse.
Plummer J W Dr, dentist.
Pyke J C, genl mdse.
Rebo B M, livery.
Reed T M, agl implts.
Rentfrew James, pumps, windmills.
Rossiter L A Mrs, prop Alliance Hotel.
Russell B P Rev, pastor Presbyterian church.
St Elmo Hotel, C L Drake prop.
Schwer Engelbert, jewelry.
Scott, Joel R, county atty. (See adv.)
Scott & Mellor, real estate and collections. (See adv.)
Sherman County Alliance, W G Ogle pub.
Sherman County Times, Brown & Daddow pubs.
Simpson J F, harnessmaker.
Stahl Charles, agl implts.
Steadman Charles, sta agt U. P. Ry.
Stilmacher Herman, barber.
Steur Frank Rev, pastor Catholic church.
Taylor Robert, genl mdse.
Van Doren E W, live stock.
Wall and Bradley attys.
Wall Minnie Miss, postmaster, news depot.
Watkinson Alfred, hardware.
Wheeler C A, photographer.
Williams L, city transfer.
Woo Key S G, gunsmith.
McAlpine, a flag station on the B.& M. R.R., seven miles east of Arcadia.
Paris, a postoffice in the southern part of Sherman county, eight miles due east of Hazard.
Rockville, a station on the Loup City branch of the U.P. Ry., in the southeastern part of Sherman county, 13 miles from Loup City, the county seat. Population, 100. The churches are Methodist, Episcopal and Congregational.
Bartelson JC, justice.
Bissell & Plume, hardware.
Fair S J, hardware, postmaster.
Fletcher C W, genl mdse.
Hurd L L, sta agt.
McInturf W F, saloon.
Moses R W, genl mdse.
Plume R E, blacksmith.
Verdurette, a postoffice in the south-central part of Sherman county, eight miles south of Loup City, the county seat.
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