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Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1868, by 


In the District Court of the United States, in and for the 
Western District of Michigan. 

Printed at tlic ©aaette Steam PritiUnir M«w»e 


The ensuing pages are respectfully presented to the public 
with this exordium. 

Upham in his preface to the history of the Salem Witchcraft 
(involving, to a large extent, the history of the town,) says: 
"It is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the human 
being that he loves to contemplate the scenes of the past, and 
desires to have his own history borne down to the future." 
The character, actions, and fortunes of our predecessors in the 
stage of life, not only prove interesting to those who come 
after them, but serve a very important purpose in the way of 
instruction, experience and encouragement. We have found, in 
our efforts to rescue from oblivion and place permanently upon 
record the scenes and incidents of pioneer life, much that we 
have been obliged to omit for want of room ; but ever as we 
progressed the field has grown wider and more attractive, the 
interest has increased, and the Tiew become more extended. 
In the history of the several townships we have presented an 
array of names and incidents which cannot fail to be of interest 
to the residents thereof, and, we trust, to those who live in other 
places ; and in the descriptions of the soil, surface, the resources 
improvements, wealth, &c., will serve to make the different 
towns better known generally. 

In beginning this work we proposed to give only a Directory 
of Kalamazoo Tillage, but as the w^ork of canvassing progressed, 
we were convinced of the importance of adding a Directory of 
Schoolcraft. The business connection betw-een Kalamazoo and 
Gralesburg, so intimate and extensive, suggested the need and 
value of including, also, a Directory of Galesburg, and its citizens 
desiring to be assigned a "local habitation and a name "^ — we 
concluded a careful canvass of these two enterprising villages. 


We have also made a careful Directory of other villages, and 
here present the name of every householder fiving in villages 
within the county, with a description and history of the township 
in which they are situated. This will explain the delay which has 
attended the publication of the work. Of the labor, expense, 
difficulties and perplexities attending the preparation and publi- 
cation of such a work as the one now presented, none but those 
who have had experience in such a task can form any correct 
idea. In respect to its comprehensiveness, we believe this to 
be the first work of the kind ever attempted, and we were induced 
to undertake the enterprise not for profit only but for the purpose 
of providing a work at once useful and profitable to the people of 
this entire county. We have endeavored to make this Directory 
correct in all essential particulars, and to that end have used 
every precaution ; trusting that we have achieved success, we 
leave it with confidence to our patrons to decide this point. 
The worth of this book, we believe, will increase from year to 
year, and in time, become invaluable to the descendants of the 
hardy pioneers who swept away the forest and made glad the 
waste places, and to all those who would know the beginning of 
the history and progress of this prosperous and favored County. 

We return thanks to the enterprising business men of Kala- 
mazoo for the liberal aid they have given in contributing to the 
success and interest of this undertaking. Not the least valuable 
of the many classes of information herein given, will be found 
the facts set forth in their cards and advertisements, to which 
the reader may turn and read with profit to himself. 

We return thanks to those who have furnished us information 
in the preparation of the history. 

We take pleasure in referring the reader to the history of 
Schoolcraft, written by Hon. E. Lakin Brown ; to the history of 
Cooper, by Mr. A. H. Stoddard ; the history of Oshtemo by 
Moses Kingsley, Esq., and the brief but succinct sketch of the 
history of Richland, by Frank Little, Esq., of Kalamazoo^ The 
remainder of the history has been furnished by Mr. George Torrey 
of Kalamazoo. 

Since the publication of our first Directory, in 1867, the progress 
of Kalamazoo County and Village has been so marked that we deem 


it appropriate here to set forth statistics which we have gathered 
touching on this point, including the history of the growth of the 
County since 1840. The following is a statement from the Cen- 
sus Report of the population of Kalamazoo County for the years 
1840, 1850, 1860, 1864 and 1868, showing the increase. 

In 1840 the whole number of inhabitants was 7,380. In 
1850 the population was 13,179. In the next ten years it had 
nearly doubled, reaching, in 1860, the number of 24,663. In 
1864 the population was given as 25,905. At this time it may 
be safely set down at 30,000. The value of real and personal 
estate, as assessed by the Supervisors for the year 1868, is $6,- 
182,714, which multiplied by 4, would give even less than the 
actual market value, to-day, of such property. 

In 1860 the number of farms in the County was 1,940, (an 
increase of about one thousand in ten years,) containing 137,663 
acres of improved land, and 129,276 acres of unimproved land, 
and about 60,000 acres of so-called wild land. Since that time 
there has been considerable land improved. 

The whole number of acres in the County being given at 
300,000, (taking out lakes and streams,) it will be found that 
but little over one-half has been "improved." 

From this it may be seen that the resources of Kalamazoo 
County in regard to the one item of grain-producing are but 
partially developed. Its resources in respect to material and 
manufactures are scarcely broached as yet. The capabilities of 
the County for furnishing profitable means for the investment of 
capital are vast, and give the best assurance of large returns. 
The population of the County is now estimated at 30,000. 

The population and statistics of the several villages below, 
are from an actual and certain canvass made by our corps of 
canvassers, and may be relied upon as entirely correct. 


Population, 1869, 9,607. 

1867, 7,150. 

Increase in two years, 2,457. 


Number of names in Directory of Kalamazoo Village, 1869, . 3,894. 

" 1867, 2,491. 

Increase, 1.403. 

Number of dwelling houses in 1869, " 1,848. 

1867, 1,494. 

Increase, 354. 

The population of the Villages in the County, in 1869, is as 
follows : 

Schoolcraft, 903 

Galesburg 873 

Augusta, 538 

Brady, 490 

Cooper Centre, 232 

Gull Corners, 196 

Oshtemo, 162 

Comstock, 177 

Climax, 138 





Enterprising Business Men and Reliable Dealerst 

Purchasers will find these firms thoroughly reliable and trust- 
worthy in their various departments of trade and manufactures, 
representing as they do the most liberal and advanced class of 
business men. 

Aikin N. J., physician, opposite title page, 

Albrecht A., hats, caps and furs, pace 325 


Ailing Lawrence, prepared mustard, 284 

Ashby & Goss, grocers, 234 

Bassett & Bates, wholesale grocers, 316 

Baumam N., & Co., brewers, 338 

Beebe & Finch, grocers, 192 

Beebe & Scott, clothing, 300 

Bennett S. 0. & Sons, boots and shoes, 250 

Bingham Harry L., photographer 310 

Boughton E. A., grocer, 292 

Brown B. M. & Bro., merchant millers, 218 

Brown & Henderson, saddlery and trunks, 256 

Burlingham N. H., planing mill, 206 

Burrell Brothers, carriages, wagons, sleighs, etc , 246 

Clark William B. & Son, dry goods, 254 

Cobb T. S., Son & Co., crockery, 316 

Cock & Thomas, elevator and flouring mills, 270 

Codington H. W., builder, 202 

D'Arcambal, C. S., druggist, 258 

Denison B.C., livery and boarding stable, 296 

Dewing & Kent, doors, sash and blinds, 292 

Dodge Geo. & Co., agricultural foundry and machine works, 190 

Dorris Alvah H., Wheeler & Wilson sewing machines, 311 

Dudgeon & Cobb, grain and produce dealers, 264 

Dunbar G. E., & Co , merchant millers, opposite title page, 

Earl & Trebing, restaurant, 278 

Empire Organ Co., organ manufacturers, 198 

First National Bank,.." 224 

Fish & Crane, grocers, 16 

Frankish, Charles, harness 186 

Giddings & Brown, lawyers, 292 

Glynn & Phetteplace, Kalamazoo Houso, 337 

Green, elamcs, harness, 248 

Grimes & Sweetland, lumber, lime, coal, &c., 218 

Hawkins, S., tin, and coppersmith, 250 

Hill Eobert F., lawyer, 274 

Horn Robert, City Hotel, 194 

Howard Robert R., hardware, outside front cover 

Isbell & Dayton, boots & shoes, 242 

Jacobson S. E., 338 

Johnson H. M., produce & commission merchant, 262 

Johnson & Sheldon, druggists,... opposite inside front cover 

Johnson & Sherman, marble works, opposite inside back cover 

Kalamazoo, Allegan and Grand Rapids R. R., 240 

Lamb W. E., carriage trimmer, 274 

Landon W, H. & Bro., agricultural implements, 270 

Laubenstein Dr. D. A., physician, 337 


Lawrence W. S. & Co., founders and machinists. 200 

Leavitt & L'heureux, watches and jewelry, 226 

LoMAX & Clark, Glazette Steam Printing House, front fly leaf. 

Lyon Brothers, paper dealers, 326 

Mann Samuel H., wood and hay, 284 

Martin Charles, fur, glove and whip-lash manufacturer, 262 

Matheson Alex, cut stone, 210 

Michigan National Bank, 224 

Miller Miles B., sewing machines, 307 

Moliere James W., physician 266 

Moore Joseph, grocer, 254 

Morse W., Jr., millinery and fancy goods,... 274 

Munger, Champlin & Co., dry goods, 182 

Parker Geo. W., dry goods,. 208 

Parker H. S., hats, caps and furs, 208 

Parsons & Wood, hardware, 266 

Payne Mrs. II. L., wigs, toupees, etc 278 

Perrin Joel J. & Co., hardware, inside front cover 

Plants & Co., bakery and restaurant, inside back cover 

Prentice A. T., Great Western Railway, 238 

Reed & Kellogg, tobacconists, 280 

Schaberg H. H., grocer & baker, 337 

Sebring J. L. & Co., grain and produce dealers, 274 

Shakespeare William, books and stationery, 227 

Sill Joseph, physician, 284 

Simonds J. W., hoop skirt manufacturer, 258 

Smith Charles V., furniture, Schoolcraft, 352 

Snover George W., national life insurance co., 272 

Southworth R. W., painter 231 

Stark W. L., photographer, 296 

Stevens, H. M., crockery, 214 

St. Joseph Valley R. R 222 

Stone Brothers, Kalamazoo Telegraph, 306 

Stowell, Corsett & Co., yankee notions 242 

Underwoods, clothing, 326 

Walsh R., Painter, 231 

Wells J. M., Grover & Baker sewing machines, 230 

Winslow Geo. W. & Co., marble works, 216 

Woodhams Bros., musical ujorchandise, opposite title page, 

Wortley A. C, watches and jewelry, 288 



Albrecht A., hats and caps, h. 78 Kalamazoo Av. 

Albrecht Max A., clerk, bds. 78 Kalamazoo Av. 

Ames Mrs. Henry C, dress and cloak maker, 148 Main. 

Barringer Theodore, Rail Road Contractor, bds. 32 Portage. 

Bassett &> Bates, wholesale grocers, 100 Main. 

Blanchard John, laborer, h. 36 Comstock Road. 

Boekeloo Jacob, farmer, h. 3 Grand Rapids Road. 

Bowser Over, laborer, bds 9 Potter. 

Bowser Rola, laborer, h. 9 Potter. 

Brainard <fe Brookfelt, (Frederick B. & Joseph B.,) painters, 

59 Water. 
Brownell Daniel N., h. 11 Potter. 
Calkins C. W., cashier St J. V. and K. A. & G. 1>\ R. R., bds. 

Burdick House. 
Church Carrie, saleswoman, bds. 20 Pearl. 
Church John S., saloon, 93 Main. 

Church Joseph, foreman Goss' livery stable, h. 93 Main. 
Closterman Cornelius, carriage maker, h. 50 North. 
D'Arcambal Agnes, millinery and fancy goods, 129 Main. 
Desenberg Meyer, (B. Desenberg & Co.,) h. C6 S. Burdick. 
Dudbridge Alice L., hair dealer, 13 S. Burdick, h. same. 
Dudbridge Sarah B., dress maker, 13 S. Burdick, h. same. 
Dutton Joseph P., carriage maker, h. 35 N. Rose. 
Gale Nathan A., pump manuf , h. cor. Pitcher and Ransom. 
Geiger John, ( G. & Heron,) 23 N. Burdick. 
(xerman Maggie, music teacher, bds. 220 Main. 
Graves Luther, produce dealer, h. 22 Edwards. 
Green Clara, dress and cloak maker, 143 Main, h 7 Potter. 
Harlen Elizabeth, h. 11 Jasper. 

Hilton Rev. J. Y., pastor Presbyterian Church, bds. 220 Main. 
Isbell Henry, ( I. & Dayton,) h. 33 Lovel. 
Lawrence & Son, dry goods, 75 Main. 

Slaughter L. W., agt. with Blakeman &> Phillips, bds. 35 Lovel. 
SMITH R. S., Agent American Fence and Terra Cotta Co., 

h. 11 Lovel. 
Sweet Charles P., propr. City Hotel. 
Underwood Hiram, clothing and gent's furnishing goods, 27 N. 

Burdick, h. 39 Lovel. 
Wetherly C. L., bds. 36 Comstock Road. 



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No. 13 South Burdick Street, 


Kalamazoo, Michigai 



The chroniclers ol the growth and prosperity of Kalamazoo 
have neither been many nor voluminous — those who have dila- 
ted upon its natural beauty, its rapid dev elopment, from an ob- 
scure settlement, to a large and important city, — its advantages 
as a home, and a place for all legitimate business enterprises — 
have, for the most part, contented themselves with general state- 
ments and propositions, leaving little details — the woof of his- 
tory — to be guessed at, or neglected. Two years ago an effort 
was made (in the first Directory) to collect facts relating to the 
settlement and growth of this village and arrange them in some- 
thing like chronological order. The ajDpreciation with which 
that attempt was received, by our citizens, encourages the 
writer to undertake another chronicle, in which not only the 
village but the different towns of the county shall have recorded 
" the story of their lives from year to year." 

In this history we shall not repeat, any more than is necessa- 
ry to make a consecutive narration, what was contained in the 
volume above referred to ; but, beginning at the first of things, 
shall, as far as ]3racticable, give new^ matter. 

The surface of Kalamazoo county is slightly rolling, with 
})rairies, openings, timbered lands, and meadows, and contains 
but very little waste land. It is well watered, the Kalamazoo 
river (which traverses the towns of Ross, Charleston, Comstock, 
Kalamazoo, and Cooper) being the chief of the water-courses. 


It has also many lakes, some of them several miles in extent, the 
remains, no doubt, of a vast sea that once covered the whole 
country extending north from the Gulf of Mexico, to Hudson's 
Bay. The inequalities left in the assorted drift, upon the with- 
drawal of the submerging ocean, remained tilled with water, 
which, by constant drainage to the sea, with accessions of fresh 
water only, have become our inland lakes. The highest plateau 
of ground in the county is in Oshtemo, the railroad station in 
that township, being uj^wards of 200 feet above the river, at 
Kalamazoo (and 850 feet above Lake Michigan), the grade rising 
from the railway station, at Kalamazoo, to the ^^ Oshtemo side- 
track," at the rate of 37 feet per mile. The highest point on 
the south seems to be at the north west corner of Prairie Konde, 
which is 856 feet above the sea, and 278 above the Lake. A sum- 
mit is formed on a line running easterly, the waters south of that 
line flowing into the St. Joseph. The east line of Koss is 197 
feet above the lake, Kalamazoo village has an altitude above 
Lake, Michigan of 154 feet, and above the sea, of 782 feet — and 
is, like the poet's vale of Avoca, the meeting-place of many waters. 
The ground upon which Kalamazoo is situated — its terrestrial 
foundations — have been subjected to various changes, mostly, 
however, of a peaceful character ; evidences of those violent 
and convulsive throes of nature which characterize so many 
facets of the earth's surface, being wholly absent, or unseen, in 
our geology. The underlying rocks, according to the geolog- 
ical map of Professor Winchell, belong to the Huron Group (De- 
vonian system), though in speaking of the Marshall Group (sand- 
stone) he says : "The formation has not yet been seen in place 
in Kalamazoo and Allegan counties, but numerous fragments of 
a purple sandstone are strewn over the surface, identical in gen- 
eral aspect with some layers of the group at Point au Chapeau 
on Lake Huron." It has thinned out in this direction, for, at 
Battle Creek " the lower beds of the group are seen in places, 
highly calcareous and very hard, but filled with characteristic 
fossils." The grey or mountain limestone, of European geolo- 
gists, underlies the sandrock and, we believe, has not been found 
nearer this place than Grand Rapids, where it appears, a supe- 


rior article, in the form of a sloping talus of some twenty-five 
feet in thickness. The lower sandstones pass beneath this lime- 
stone, and, having a dip to the southwest, are so far below us as 
to make us doubt whether they will ever be uncovered, for their 
altitude on Lake Superior (Pictured Kocks) being about 300 
feet, and their declination so much that at Pt. au Barques they 
are scarcely a tenth of it, the invariable rule of progression 
would place the old red sandstone as many feet below us here 
as it is elevated above us at Lake Superior. 

The soil upon which we stand apparently belongs to the gla- 
cial drift epoch. By some it is contended that the formation is 
of diluvial, others of alluvial, origin. In the first case, that a 
huge deluge had hurled at once upon the rock formation an im- 
mense mass of drift from distant regions ; in the alternative, that 
the deposit was of slow accretion while this region was sub- 
merged. Without discussing the subject at length, we shall 
merely state our convictions, deduced from observations. This 
section of the State is a picturesque and romantic region, cov- 
ered with groves, interspersed with bur oak plains, and prairies, 
and occasionally forests of pine, except along the water-courses, 
where the largest class of our forest trees compose what is 
called the timbered land. The configuration of the soil is roll- 
ing, composed of hills and dales running in uniform course, and 
the first of which are so regularly formed as to have had the 
term of "Murailles" (walls) applied to them by the first French 
traders who passed through this lovely and diversified country. 

These hills are composed of sand and pebbles arranged in 
regular strata, while through them and on the surface many 
boulders of primitive rock are scattered. Precious stones are 
also found, though, alas! no longer precious, as they are so 
common — among the most abundant are quartz, chalcedony, 
jasper, prase, agate, cornelian and opal, while ofiben masses of 
pure native copper are upturned by the excavator or plowman. 
Beautiful specimens of conglomerate are numerous, composed 
of quartz and studded with jasper The paleontologist also can 
find matters of interest in his peculiar branch of science, and 
though the fossil remains of extinct mammalia are not as plenty 



as in the Eastern and Southern States, yet there are proofs of 
their former presence here. The remains of a mammoth have 
been exhumed in Van Buren county near the bank of the Paw 
Paw river. One of the tusks is said to have been seven feet 
in length, the parts of the vertebra which were collected were 
of immense size, and a molar weighed three pounds ten ounces. 
But, unfortunately, the exposure of this interesting relic of a 
former age and a former population, caused it to soon crumble 
into dust. Prof Winchell speaks of the remains of the elephant, 
the mastadon and the elk being found in different parts of the 
State, usually imbedded in beds of marl and peat. Prof Sager 
mentions the discovery in the western portion of this State, of a 
large vertebra, which was recognized, at the time, as the caudal 
vertebra of a whale. 

The gentle rounded hills, composed of regular disposed layers 
of various materials, the presence of native copper*, boulders of 
primitive and conglomerate rocks, all water worn and so far from 
their present natural beds, and the precious stones, sole memo- 
rials of primitive rocks perpetually triturated, bear strong testi- 
mony that this whole section was formerly submerged and 
gradually upheaved, and during this operation the deposition of 
beds of sand and pebbles was made by a slow and gradual pro- 
cess, instead of by some great catalclysm ; for, had the latter 
been the cause of the removal of the material from its original 
bed and its deposition here, they would all undoubtedly have 
been hurled into a vast chaotic mass, instead of being duly ar- 
ranged by a benificent Creator for the wants and comforts of 

Marly clay of a coarse character is plentifully diffused 
throughout this part of the State. It is associated with no- 
dules of lime and ferruginous matter, which makes it an infe- 
rior building material, but as the pebbles are often stratified, 
with little care clay may be obtained free from them. The sand 
is of various kinds, and generally what is termed "bank sand,'' 

* The writer lias in his possession a piece of pure native copper, whicli was tbuiid 
feet below the surface, when a well was being sunk on the lot, south west corner of Main 
and liurdick Streets. 


partaking of a loamy nature, but many a strata of pure silex is 
found, with occasionally patches of the iron sand of commerce. 
Beds of clean, water-worn pebbles are found in every direction, 
while deposits of marl, composed of recent shells, are used in 
the manufacture of lime. These deposits are generally found in 
the bed of some pond and appear to be of various formations 
and mollusca, and between the strata layers of earthy material 
are interspersed. Iron has also been found Avithin the present 
limits of tliis village, and for years was taken out in paying 
quantities and smelted here. There are also many streams and 
springs, some of the latter showing the presence of minerals, and 
the country abounds in lakes. The soils are very rich and pro- 
ductive, and embrace every variety desirable for agricultural 
and economical purposes. No extensive rock formations, that 
we are aware of, crop out in this county, and our only building 
stone is that scattered on the surface. Traces of coal are some- 
times seen in the sandhills but no continuous deposit probably 
exists in this portion of the State. 

The ancient earth-Avorks, mounds and garden-beds, (monu- 
ments of a mysterious race which once inhabited, in vast num- 
bers, this section), which are spread over the county, were more 
marked and observable in the days of the early settlement than 
at the present time, thougli many of the mounds still remain 
in nearly the same condition in which they were found. One 
of the largest and most striking of these tumuli is the mound in 
our public park. At an early day this whole plain was a series 
of ancient garden-beds ; but the invasion of a regenerating host, 
careless alike of their origin and their future fate, has swept 
tiwaj these relics, the plow has broken in upon the symmetry 
of even many of the mounds, and it is feared that soon these 
embossed illustrations of our ancient history will be obliterated 

Who were the mound builders ? is a question that has exer- 
cised the best minds in our country, and lead to immense re- 
search and investigation. The conclusion that lias been arrived 
at by the best authors is : That this population was numerous 


and widely spread ; the number and extent of the ancient mon- 
uments, and the extensive range of their occurrence, throughout 
the Mississippi Valley and the region of the great lakes, proving 
this. That it was essentially homogeneous, in customs, habits, 
religion, and government. This opinion (says an eminent arch- 
eologist) can be in no way affected, whether we assume that the 
ancient race was at one time diffused over the entire Valley, or 
that it migrated slowly from one portion of it to the other, un- 
der pressure of hostile neighbors or the attractions ofa more ge- 
nial climate. The features common to all the monuments are 
elementary, and identify them as appertaining to a single grand 
system, owing its origin to a family of men, moving in a general 
direction, acting under common impulses, and influenced by 
similar causes Without attempting to indicate the probable 
origin or cause of disappearance of this race, the connection be- 
tween them and the Aztec race seems very intimate. Like that 
people, the mound-builders were stationary and agricultural in 
their habits — conditions indispensible to large population, fixed- 
ness of institutions, and to any considerable advance in econom- 
ical or ennobling arts. This characteristic is evident from many 
facts, prominent among which is that their monuments and 
remains are almost entirely confined to the fertile valleys of 
streams, or to productive alluvions, — precisely the locations best 
adapted for agricultural purposes, and capable of sustaining the 
<lensest population, and where fish and game would be most 

We have not space to describe the great variety and extent 
of these tumuli, that are scattered over the continent, from Ore- 
gon to the Atlantic States, and even to and beyond the Gulf 
of Mexico, nor point out the difference between their defensive 
works, their religious (sacrificial) and sepulchral mound, mounds 
of observations, temple mounds, etc. Those of this State are 
but mere mole-hills to the immense earth-works, cones and hill- 
mounds of Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and other States. One of 
the largest of these is at Cahokia, Illinois. The form of this 
mound is that of a parallelogram, 700 feet long by 500 wide 
at the base, and 90 feet high. Upon one side is a broad terrace, 


which is reached by a graded ascent. Within it were found 
human bones, stone implements and pottery. This mound cov- 
ers not far from eight acres, and the area of its level summit is 
about five acres. Specimens of finely cut representations of ani- 
mals and birds, beads and other ornaments, of stone and cop- 
per have been found, and the best of evidence is aiforded that 
the mound-builders were a cultivated and superior race, the 
equals of their contemporaries, the pyramid builders of the 
Nile. This race were our predecessors in this valley. 

The great antiquity of these mounds is attested by the fact 
that in many cases they are covered by primitive forests in no 
particular distinguishable from those which surround them. 
Some of these trees are 800 years old, and surrounded with the 
mouldering remains of others, undoubtedly of equal original 
dimensions, but now fallen and almost incorporated w^ith the 
soil. That these people also occupied a vast extent of territory 
at the same time, with lines of communication between extreme 
points, is evident for we find, side by side in the same mounds, 
native copper from Lake Superior, mica from the Alleghanies, 
shells from the Gulf, and obsidian (pearlstone) from Mexico. But 
whence they came or when or how the extinction of these '^ lost 
tribes'' was brought about is not even left to the faintest tradi- 
tion, and the story of their lives is a sealed book. Only these 
relics and mounds tell that they have been. 

There have evidently been considerable physical changes in 
the appearance of some portions of the ground whereon Kalama- 
zoo is situated, since the days of the mound-builders. The bur- 
oaks; that are the pride of our city, are not of the '' forest prime- 
val," but belong, at least, to a secondary growth. The river here 
spread into a wide bay, with a vast shore-line and innumerable 
indentations. The gradual filling up of this lake has made the 
extensive marshes which are to be seen, — now reclaimed, dry and 
highly productive. A belt of beech, maple, basswood, etc., in 
times not far remote, margined the shores of the Arcadia creek, 
from the river to a point near the base of College Hill. Remains 
of beaver dams were seen on this creek at a point near where 
Church street crosses it, by the first settlers. A very large dam 


of like origin, was thrown across the creek near the site of Bau- 
man's new brewery, before the settlement, but it had broken 
away, and was only traceable by its ruins. 


Leaving now the period of antecedent history and the consid- 
eration of subjects that force themselves upon the mind, in view 
of our surroundings, we come down to a modern and recent se- 
ries of events — to a point of time within the memory of men, 
not yet old. Avoiding any recital of the adventures of the 
early French missionaries, who occasionally passed through this 
portion of territory, on their way from Canada to the Mississip- 
pi, we will begin by saying that Kalamazoo was ever a cherished 
spot to the red man. All his legends illustrate this regard, and 
if further proof is wanting, it is seen in the great number of 
trails that converged here frqm all directions. Several burial- 
places were located here, and evidences of repeated sojourns of 
the Ishmaels of the forest, were noted by the whites who first 
came. The tribe who held sway over this region was the Pot- 
tawattomie, whose characteristics and history were briefly set 
forth in a previous volume. Their principal village hereabouts, 
in 1812, was at Indian Fields, in Portage, a hidden village, situa- 
ted away from the trails. It was the time when the warriors 
were away aiding the British ; a period marked and commemora- 
ted by the old smithy, erected on the Prairie Ronde trail, near 
the south line of the ' Axtell farm," so often visited and so well- 


remembered by the old settlers. This pioneer mechanic shop of 
this place «*md the Kalamazoo valley, was set up here by the 
English Government, and a smith was stationed here, to repair 
fire-locks, prepare bullets, etc., and there was j^robably a "cache" 
of powder, lead, knives and other "war material." The smithy 
consisted of a round block upon which an anvil had been placed, 
and the remains of a rude forge, built of logs and earth, but which 
had crumbled aAvay in the lapse of years. A heap of charcoal 
and some debris of the furnace and work-shop can still be found, 
by raking away the accumlated vegetable mold. 

The French traders had a post here about this time. Mr. 
Louis Campau, one of the oldest of these marchands cles hoUy 
who still lives, in Grand Rapids, writes, in reply to some ques- 
tions touching the ti*aders, as follows : 

" Before, and a short time after the war of 1812, there was 
a line of Indian villages from Ypsilanti to the mouth of the St. 
Joseph Iliver, located as follows : at places where are now 
Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Battle Creek, Gull Prairie, Kal- 
amazoo, Prairie Ronde, South Bend and St. Joseph, all of the 
Pottawattomie tribe. There w^ere trading posts at some of 
these places. At Ypsilanti Mr. Schamber had a post ; at Jack- 
son, Mr. Baerotiea ; at Kalamazoo, Mr. Lumaiville ; at Elkhart, 
Mr. Moredant; at South Bend, Mr. Bertrand. Messrs. Bennett 
Sd Brother were traders at Michigan City. When I passed 
through Kalamazoo hi 1H27 there were but two log houses 
there. Louis Campau." 

Mr. Cam])au here evidently means, by the " two log houses," 
those occupied by the' trader and his family, as the Indians did 
not build log houses, and there were no other whites here. 

Reierence has been made in a former volume to our trading 
post and a description given of it. These traders brought their 
goods from Detroit, on pack horses, through an unbroken forest, 
or in batteaux, up the devious w^indings of the river, from the 
lakes. Their assortment consisted of ammunition, steel traps, 
spear tines, hooks, blankets, beads, clothing, calicoes, hats, and 
caps, a few boots and shoes, and last, not least in the estimation 


of their tawny patrons, an unfailing supply of whiskey. Some- 
times rifles and shot guns were supplied, and occasionally a pony 
that the trader had obtained from Campau's numerous stud (he 
often had from 700 to 1000 at a time, grazing along the Detroit 
river) to bring out his goods, would be sold to Indians if wanted. 
In exchange for these they would receive money (very little), 
furs and other articles of export, which had also to be conveyed 
to market in the same tedious manner that commodities were 
brought out. In this way most of them amassed fortunes, and 
all of them led a romantic and unsettled life. They were fear- 
less and their influence and power over the Indian was almost 
absolute. With the influx of the whites their trade was much 
enlarged, as they were depended upon to furnish their new 

There is much interest attached to the old trading-post on the 
Kalamazoo river at this place, though now there are only a few 
logs to mark its old foundations, and associations with primitive 
days in the memories of the earliest settlers. The grounds upon 
which it stood, perhaps even a century ago, from whence the 
most beautiful view of the river is obtained, is now in the enclo- 
sure of the KivERSiDE Cemetery. From the hills above it, the 
first glimpses of this lovely valley and its fair surroundings met 
the eyes of the earliest pioneers. I^early forty- three years ago, in 
May, 1826, a young missionary, on his way to the Carey Mission, 
on the St. Joseph river, there to begin a life-work of teaching 
the Gospel to the Indians — arrived at the summit of the hill that 
rose before the entrance of the old post. It was nearly night- 
fall, and, tired with the long tramp along the trail, since morn- 
ing, he stopped, laid down his knapsack, and staff*, prepared him- 
self for rest, and was not long in finding " tired nature's sweet 
restorer, balmy sleep." In the morning he arose, and pursued 
his journey, but the glorious scene that met his gaze as he turned 
it westward, was never effaced from his mind, and years after, 
when he knew he must soon rest from life's pilgrimage, he de- 
sired that the spot where he halted on that May evening, should 
be his resting-place. And there Leonard Slater sleeps, after for- 
ty year's devotion to his Master's cause. 


There is a sad story connected with this trading-post. Recol- 
let, one of the oldest of the traders at this point, had two daugh- 
ters who, as they grew up, became more and more the pride and 
idols of his lieart. Year after year they unfolded new graces 
and new beauties, and made the wilderness a merry place with 
their ringing voices, and inextinguishable happiness. Like the 
waters of the Ke-Kenamazoo they loved so much, the current 
of their lives flowed sweetly, smoothly on. Fearless as an Indian 
brave, lithe and sinewy as a deer, as tireless as eagles, and as 
sure-footed as a scout, there w^as not a nook, hillside or stream- 
let, for miles around, they did not explore ; not a spring, lake, or 
meadow brook but returned their mocking glances, laved their 
Camillian feet, or bubbled up fresh beakers to kiss their thirs- 
ty lips. ]3ut at last the time came when the father, who had 
long wrestled against the thought of separation^ yielded to what 
he believed to be his duty, and determined they should be educa- 
ted and fitted for a better life — for he held '' the gray barbarian 
lower than the Christian child." lie himself went with them 
to Montreal and placed them in a convent. They were permitted 
twice to revisit their old home, and finally, their education com- 
pleted, they started once more homeward. But they were des- 
tined never again to tread the old familiar hills. While upon a 
brief visit to Mackinac, they were both drowned, the boat in 
which they w^ere enjoying an excursion, being overturned by a 
sudden storm. When the sad tidings at last reached the aged 
father he became like one who, by a sudden stroke, is deprived 
of all hope or comfort. He remained here but a little time af- 
terwards, and soon disappeared, none knew whither. 

Besides Hecollet, there were several other traders engaged at 
this post, at different times, and among them were Numaiville, 
Peter Coteau, Liephart, and Rix Robinson, the last-named per- 
son, though owning it a number of years, was here only a short 
time in 1837, to close up its affairs. 

The surroundings of the place we have referred to, both by 
nature and association are, in a high degree, romantic. It is the 
ground upon which many a scene of love, prowess, council and 
battle, was enacted ; it was the home, and the burial-place, of the 


most famous of the Indian chiefs. It was here the trails all 
met, for the river crossing, and for some time it was the fording- 
place of the pioneers, until Nate Harrison's ferry was started, in 
1832, and enjoyed a busy and eventful career until 1834. 

The '' boys" used to have a good deal of " fun" ^t the post, 
when this colony was small, and there was no public opinion 
to regulate the morals. There are still living here some of that 
merry crew who delighted to go down to the post, worry " old 
Reckly," drink his whiskey, hold ^'buayaws," and have a ''good' 
time generally. On one occasion, after being repeatedly tormen- 
ted, the old Frenchman, seeing his "friends" approaching, barred 
his doors and refused them a(*cess. The boys made a vigorous 
attack but vain Avere all their eftbrts to effect an entrance. Final- 
ly, they accomplished by strategy what they could not compass 
by force. One of them mounted the roof, crept to the chimney, 
and, by the aid of his companions, closed the aperture complete- 
ly. Then they patiently waited the result. The Frenchman 
held out as long as possible, but fmally succumbed, opened his 
door, rubbing his tearful eyes, and cursing with many "sacr-r-es" 
and like expletives — having been literally smoked out ! 

In June, 1829, Titus Bronson, a Connecticut Yankee, follow- 
ing the Indian pathway from Ann Arbor westward, known as 
the St. Joseph trail, reached the summit of the hills above the 
old trading-place, just as the sun was setting. Halting for a 
moment and permitting his eye to wandei- over the valley, he 
at once realized the beauty of the scene, and, at the same time, 
his practical mind recognized the advantages here afforded for 
building up a town. '' Here," said he to himself, after reflecting 
for a few moments, " here is a first-rate place for a city !" and he 
never thought difi'erently afterwards. Descending the hill to 
the Indian fording-place, he crossed the river, and followed the 
trail still onward until he came to a large mound, about which 
were many ancient and grass-covered garden-beds. Here he 
rested for the night, resolving to explore the valley next morn- 
ing. His carpet-bag was well stored with creature comforts, 
and, breakfast taken, after a sound sleep, he proceeded to look 
over the land. It proved no mirage, on his closer examination, 


nor dispelled the vision that distance had lent enchantment to, 
on the previous evening. He examined the place on all sides, 
and was entirely satisfied with it, and then set himself to work 
to secure a proprietory right to the ground. Within a few 
weeks he had erected a rude cabin and taken the initiatory steps 
to secure his claim. This cabin was built at a point on Kala- 
mazoo Avenue, just west of West street, and a short distance 
fi'om the Arcadia creek that then flowed across the meadow 
a dozen rods north of its present (artiflcial) channel. It w^as of 
logs, roofed with rails and covered with grass ; and, in dimen- 
sions, was about 12 feet wide by 14 long and one story high, 
Mr. Bronson did not remain here during the winter ensuing, 
but sojourned at the Prairie Ronde settlement, what time he 
was not looking out land for himself or others. As soon as the 
land-office was opened at White Pigeon he obtained a patent of 
the Government for the land he had selected here, viz : The 
east half ot the southwest quarter of section fifteen, in town two 
south of range eleven west; and Stephen Richardson, who was 
interested with Bronson in the proposed village, took the west 
half of the southwest quarter of the same section. 

The next settler, (and the lirst Avho came here accompanied by 
his family ) was William Harris, who arrived in the spring of 
1830, and lived in a rude cabin which he erected under the hills 
north of the present cemetery, on the trail which led to Grand 
Prairie. He was visited, late in the summer, by Rodney Sey- 
mour, Lot M. and Noah North, this trio having set out from 
Ypsilanti, where they had been at work making brick. Sey- 
mour's sister, Mrs. D. S. Dillie, was then living on Gull Prairie, 
and to visit her was one of the objects of the adventurous jour- 
ney. After remaining there a short time, Seymour and his com- 
panions pushed on to the Kalamazoo river, and, crossing at the 
Indian ford, soon after came upon the site of the future city. In 
its crown of summer beauty the wide but lonely valley was un- 
surpassingly lovely ; bur oaks, with low growing branches, cov- 
ered, not very thickly, the somewhat rolling surface of the 
plain, which was free of underbrush and overspread with luxu- 
riant grass, starred and flamed with the gayest and most beau- 


tiful of wild flowers. Following a well-beaten trail along the 
sparkling creek, the travelers at last approached the cabin of 
our pioneer. This is described as a domicil of the most primi- 
tive style of architecture, and as it is a type of many of the first 
habitations in the West, a picture of one will serve for all. By 
the side of a spring, or stream, large or small, a spot was cho- 
sen for the new home. This one was hard by a bubbling spring 
of excellent water, and where fuel was abundant. It was built 
of small logs one upon another grooved at the ends so as to fit 
all around closely, the chinks being stopped with wood and 
filled with mud — with small oblong appertures for windows 
on the side, another and larger in front for a doorway, and still 
another in the roof for the chimney — made of sticks and clay 
(but often there was only a hole in the roof through which the 
smoke, after lingering with the family and the household gods 
till "all was blue," would wander out at its own sweet will). The 
roof flat, but sloping, was composed of poles and thatched with 
straw. When the weather was inclement blankets would be 
put up at the windows, or the head of the family found it a con. 
venient place to stretch a coon-skin to dry, with ''the wooly side 
out and the fleshy side in." At night a blanket or sheet would 
serve as a door, and often the house-dog, watching at the thresh- 
old would arouse his master when the saucy wolves, whose howl 
made darkness hideous, approached too near. Within the hut 
comforts seemed entirely wanting. There was no floor, the fur- 
niture comprised a camp-kettle, frying-pan, knives and forks, and 
some tin plates, two stools, and a bedstead made by inserting two 
poles into the side of the house, and supporting the other ends, 
(kept apart by a cross-piece) from the ground, by wooden legs — 
bark of the elm or basswood being used in place of bed-cord. 
Beds were made upon the ground for the children ; the cook- 
ing was performed outside when the weather would permit, the 
fire-place inside being a mere space of ground in the corner set 
apart for that purpose under the hole in the roof A little patch 
of ground had been planted, near the house, to corn and pota- 
toes — but in many respects the life of the pioneer was, for some 
time, but a little above that of the Indian ; he relied more upon 


his rifle than his harvest. In this dwelling was a family of five, 
the father, mother, and three children. Our adventurers rested 
here but a short time, inquired which the trail to the Big Prairie 
ettlement and departed. Their way led them past the old 
smithy, and, looking back from the hill, no other habitation 
but the one they just halted at could be seen — no other raised 
its modest head amid the sylvan glories of the enchanting valley, 
on the far-reaching plain or the western wooded hillsides. 

Nathan Harrison, William Mead, and Elisha Hall, followed 
Harris, in the settlement a few weeks after, in the order in which 
they are here placed. iNTathan Harrison raised a cabin on the site 
of what was afterwards the old River House, on " Harrison's 
half-acre," at the confluence of the Portage with the Kalamazoo. 
Mead lived with his brother-in-law, Harris. Hall moved into a 
hut that he built on Arcadia creek near the river. These are 
all the families that settled in this immediate vicinity in 1830, so 
far as the writer has been able to learn. Supplies were obtained 
when needed, from the French trader below, or from Prairie 
Ronde. But fish and game were plenty, and the wants of the 
settlers were few. 

The year 1831 was more promising for the prospects of tlie 
future village. The proprietor, Titus Bronson, and family, came 
in the spring, and occupied a log house built for him on what is 
now the north east corner of Church and Water streets. The 
village had been surveyed and laid out during the fall or winter 
before, for we find the record of the acknowledgement to the 
plat by Bronson and Stephenson, dated March 12, 1831, and 
taken before " Wm. Duncan, Justice of the Peace," who then 
held sway over the town of Brady, then embracing the south 
half of the county. The plat and grants accompanying it may be 
seen in Liber A of Deeds, page 8, in the Register's ofiice The 
county-seat had already been located by commissioners. Below 
their report is given, as it is a document of considerable historical 
interest, and embodies facts that will save repeating elsewhere : 

" To his Excellency Lewis Cass, Governor of Michigan : 

" Sill : — The Commissioners Appointed by your Excellency, to 


locate the seat of justice for the county of Kalamazoo, beg leave 
respectfully to report : 

" That, after taking the oath prescribed by law, and within 
thirty days after being notified of their appointment, they pro- 
ceeded to the county, and entered upon the duty assigned them, 
with a firm determination to discharge it fearlessly, and without 
reference to any object other than the public good. Many diffi- 
culties stood in the way of a speedy determination of the most 
suitable site for the county seat, which led to a much more 
thorough examination of the county, than was at first contem- 

''That your Excellency may be aware of the reasons that influ- 
enced the minds of the commissioners, in the location they have 
made, a short description of the county is considered proper. It 
is interspersed with many prairies, some of which are large and 
fertile. Settlements have already commenced on most of them^ 
and so rapid do they progress, that in a short time, this county 
will claim a standing with the most populous in the Territory. 

" Prairie Round is the largest, supposed to contain twenty 
thousand acres of land ; situated near the southwest corner of 
the county. Two hundred families reside on the borders of this 
lake of land ; where they have heavy timbered land on the one 
side of their houses, and an immense open Frairie on the other. 

'' Gull Prairie is next in importance, and is situated in the 
north east corner of the county. It is one-half or three-fifths as 
large as Prairie Round. The settlement of this has only com- 
menced^ but from the character of its present inhabitants, and 
the local and other advantages it possesses, a heavy population 
may be reasonably anticipated. 

'' Grand Prairie is nearly or quite as large as Gull Prairie. It 
is situated four miles northwest of the Geographical center of 
the county, nearly in a direct line between the two above men- 
tioned, and about equi-distant from both. 

'' These three places, with the rich timbered land which bor- 
ders them on one side or the other, will necessarily contain the 
largest share of the population of the county. 

" The small Prairies (except Toland's and Aldrich's) are gene- 


rally in the vicinity of those described, forming openings of from 
20 to 500 acres, which give the county a picturesque appearance. 

[Here follows a description of the face of the country, its 
timber, water courses, etc., which is omitted,] 

" The geographical centre of the county is three miles and a 
half south of the Kalamazoo River, and about the same distance 
from the great Territorial Road, laid out from Sheldon's, on the 
Chicago Road, to the mouth of the St. Josephs River, on Lake 

•*Much anxiety was felt and manifested by the large and 
respectable population of Prairie Round, for the location of the 
county seat on the Portage stream, near the geographical centre 
of the county, and four miles from the Kalamazoo River. Much 
labor and time was spent in examining the claims of this place, 
which, although of some magnitude, were not considered to 
take the site from the benefits to be derived from the naviga- 
tion of the River. 

" Two places upon the river, about the same distance from 
the centre of the county, presented their claims for the site. 
These were examined with care and not without anxiety. 

" A spot was at length selected on an eminence near the cen- 
tre of the south-west quarter of section fifteen, town two, south 
of range eleven, west, owned by Titus Bronson, Esq. Mr. 
Bronson has agreed to lay out a village, and place upon the 
proper records a plan or maj) tliereof, duly acknowledged, with 
the following pieces of land, properly marked and set apart in 
said map or plan for public use : One square of sixteen rods for 
the Court House ; one square of sixteen rods for a Jail ; one 
square of sixteen rods for an Academy ; one square of eight 
rods for Common Schools ; one square of two acres for a public 
burial ground ; four squares, of eight rods each, for the four first 
religious denominations that become incorporated in said vil- 
lage, agreeably to the statute of the Territory. 

" This place is situated at the great bend of the Kalamazoo 
River, on its south-western bank, immediately below the Port- 
age stream. The reasons which influenced the location of the 
county seat at this place, are : 1st. It is on the bank of the river. 


which at that place is navigable, most of the year, for keel boats 
of several tons burthen. 2d. It is in the direct line between the 
two largest prairies in the county, viz.: Prairie Round and Gull 
Prairie ; about nine miles from the latter, and ten from the for- 
mer place, and Grand Prairie two miles on its west. 3d. Good 
roads may with facility be made from it into any part of the 
county. Four or five large trails set out from this place, leading 
to as many different places of importance on the St. Joseph and 
Grand Rivers. 4th. The great Territorial road passes through it, 

" Your Excellency is therefore respectfully recommended to 
establish, permanently, the county seat at the place a])ove men- 
tioned. JOHN ALLEN, 

"Ann Arbor, Jan. L5th, 183L CALVIN SMITH." 

"Approved, April 2d, 1851. 


On the twelfth of May, 1831, John T. Mason, "Secretary of the 
Territory, and at present acting Governor thereof,'' issued the 
proclamation, in due form, "establishing the seat of justice of the 
said county of Kalamazoo, upon the said spot of land, described 
as aforesaid," referring to the place designated in the above report. 

After Bronson, came, in the spring and summer of 1831, Dr. 
Abbott, David S. Dillie (cooper), Elias and John Mead, Ilosea 
E. Huston, Rodney Seymour. Dillie settled on forty acres run- 
ning south and west from the west comer of College and West 
streets, and built him a log house there. Huston was a member 
of the firm of Smith, Huston <fc Co., of Schoolcraft, and built the 
store, which until recently stood on the north-east corner of 
Main and Rose streets, as a branch establishment. Bronson' s 
house was a place of refuge for all comers until they could pro- 
vide themselves with houses or shanties to live in. When Hus- . 
ton's store was finished. Dr. Abbott and family occupied the up- 
per story. Besides these pioneers, there w^ere settlers about 
this time that passed by the " village," and located on Genesee 
Prairie; of such were John Hascall, Anthony Cooley, Erastus 
Smith, and a Mr. Wild, with their families. Enoch Harris had 
preceeded them, and was comfortably provided for, on his nice 
little farm. Others, again, preferred Gull and Toland's Prairies, 


On the Blst of April, of this year, in accordance Avith an act of 
the Territorial Legislature, organizing the township of Arcadia, 
— the name first given this township — approved, July 30th, the 
first election was held, at the house of Titus Bronson, though the 
act provided the election should be held at the houvse of Titus 
Broum. The township then embraced all of the'northhalf ofthe 
county, but there were less than a dozen votes polled. The next 
legislature legalized the action ofthe meeting. 

The county had been organized two years before ( July 29th, 
1829), under the name of Kalamazoo, derived from the Indian 
name of the river, Ke-Kenamazoo (the boiling pot) ; the townhsip 
was next organized, the village was surveyed and christened 
with the name of Bronson, and it was established as the county 
seat ; a pretty fair start, at least on paper. The unorganized 
counties of Calhoun, Eaton and Barry, and all the country north 
of these, Avere attached to Kalamazoo for judicial purposes. Ba- 
zel Harrison and Stephen lloyt were appointed Justices of the 
County Court. The first record of the Court bears date Oct. 
ITtli, 1831, and Cyrus Lovell appears Avith a petition from the 
proprietors and citizens of the village of Bronson, requesting an 
alteration, in part, ofthe plat of said A^llage. 

In the fall of this year a fcAV others came, among whom were, 
our first laAvyer, Cyrus Lovell — he had first settled on Toland's 
Prairie — and E. Lakin Brown, Avho had then purchased an inter- 
est in the Dry and Miscellaneous Goods establishment of Smith, 
Huston & Co, headquarters at Schoolcraft — which village, at 
that time, was the seat of commerce and the market-place for 
Bronson, Paw Paw, Battle Creek, St. Joseph, and the surround- 
ing country. Mr. Brown resided at Schoolcraft, but was here 
often during '31 and '32, sometimes for weeks together. Cyrus, 
the lawgiver, was a peculiar man, and not the least marked of his 
peculiarities was an inherent disinclination to toil ; he was also 
a good story teller, a well informed, interesting man, but an un- 
compromising enemy of flies — in fact, the antipodes of Sterne's 
"' Uncle Toby" on the fly question, and, woe to the unwary insect 
that came witliin the reach of uncle " Cy.'s " dextrous hand, his 
lightning stroke ! It was during this fall that Lovell began 


his house, on the comer of what is now Rose and Water streets, 
and "being unable to obtain any one to dig his cellar, was forced 
himself to ply the pick and spade. The consequence was, that 
the proportions of the cellar as originally designed were mate- 
rially curtailed. It was while Lovell was digging this cellar that 
Brown, who was in the habit of going over to watch the pro- 
gress of the work, and listen to Cyrus' stories, one day proposed 
to examine the mound (now in the park enclosure), to which 
Lovell assented, and an excavation was made, from the summit 
to the base. Some human bones were foimd, in the last stages 
of decay, some pieces of charred wood, and other mouldering 
debris. The hole was again filled up, and the investigation was 
quite satisfactory to the participants. 

Among those who came to Bronson in the fall of this year, 
was Gen. Justus Burdick. Some years previous, Elon Farns- 
worth, after having completed his studies, in Vermont, was 
advised by his friend, Gen. Burdick, to go to the West, then 
just beginning to attract the attention of the enterprising and 
far-seeing men of the East, and try his fortunes there. Farns- 
worth came to Detroit and never had reason to regret it. Gen. 
Burdick removed, soon after, from Woodstock to Burlington, 
went into trade there, and became somewhat involved, though 
not bankrupt. It was then that Farnsworth wrote and endeav- 
ored to induce Burdick to come West, and was successful. Gen, 
Burdick came to Detroit, made the acquaintance, among others, 
of Lucius Lyon, who had already an ambition respecting the vil- 
lage of Kalamazoo, and Burdick was persuaded to come here. 
He was entirely satisfied with what he saw, and soon after pur- 
chased of Bronson the east half of the southwest quarter of sec- 
tion 15, (except four lots which Bronson had sold to Smith and 
Huston, and Channcey Merwin,) the sum paid for the land being 
$850. The deed was executed in Detroit, October 24th, 1881, 
in Farnsworth's office, Bronson's wife, not being present, subse- 
quently in due form perfecting the conveyance. Burdick then 
returned to Burlington. Late in the fall of 1831, his brother, 
Cyren, was sent here, and he commenced the erection of a 
hotel, the Kalamazoo House, making a contract with a Mr. Fos- 


ter, (now Dr. Foster, of Otsego,) for the building of it. But we 
are anticipating the progress of events. 

Rodney Seymour built a shanty on a piece of ground west of 
the present terminus of Kalamazoo Avenue, in the summer and 
fall of 1831, and made brick; Dillie did coopering for the multi- 
tude, and Elisha Hall began to show his hand as a carpenter, by 
making the cabins more house-like and comfortable. By the 
close of the year, the little village could boast of one store 
(beside the trading post), a doctor, three or four mechanics, and 
a population not exceeding fifteen souls, exclusive of Indians. 
The entries of land in this township, which had been made up 
to the close of this year, were : the w. h. of the s. w. qr, of sec. 
15, to Stephen 11. Richardson, Nov. 1, 1830, and thee. h. of s. e. 
qr. of the same section, at the same time, to Titus Bronson; the 
n. h. of the s. w. qr., of sec. 9, was taken by Nathan Harrison, and 
Sally Bronson took up the s. h. of the s. w. qr. of sec. 9 ; Horace 
Starkweather, of Otsego county, N. Y., entered the n. frac. of 
sec. 10, and John A. Clark, of Monroe, Mich., the s. w. frac. and 
the south part of the e. fraction. 

The first event of importance we find in the year 1832, is the 
town election meeting, held at Titus Bronson's. Isaac Barns, 
Justice of the Peace, called the meeting to order ; Caleb El- 
dred was chosen Moderator, and Lovell Moore, Clerk, pro. fern. 
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year : Caleb 
Eldred, Supervisor ; Leland Lane, Clerk ; Anthony Cooley, Sam- 
uel Brown and A. E. Mathews, Commissioners of Highways ; 
Horace Holmes, Leland Lane and Simeon Mills, Assessors; Seth 
Taft, Collector ; Seth Taft and Wm. P. Giddings, Constables ; 
John Barns and Titus Bronson, Overseers of the Poor ; Isaac 
Briggs, Erastus Ransom and Erastus Smith, were elected Fence 
Viewers by acclamation, as were also Titus Bronson and Wil- 
lard Mills, Pound Masters ; Ralph Tuttle, Simeon Mills, Steph- 
en Eldred, Laban Keys, Eleazer Hunt, Wm. Logan and Nathan 
Harrison Overseers of Highways ; and Erastus Ransom, Orville 
Barnes, Jonathan Abbott, John Hascall and W. P. Giddings, 
School Commissioners. It was voted at this meeting that the 
Supervisor and Clerk be requested to draft a petition and for- 


ward it to the Legislative Council, for a division of the township, 
to take effect one year from date (April 3d, 1832.) The meet- 
ing adjom-ned to meet in Comstock village, at the house of Caleb 
Eldred, on the day for holding the next annual meeting. 

The first work of the township authorities was in laying out 
roads. The Commissioners divided the town into road districts, 
and Stephen Yickery, and, after him, Pierce Barber, surveyed all 
the roads that for several years led to and from Bronson. In the 
month of November, a special township meeting was held at 
the house of Titus Bronson, Stephen Yickery, Moderator. Wm. 
P. Giddings was chosen Collector, and $100 voted to be raised 
to defray the expenses of the township for the year. Mr. Gid- 
dings did not accept, and subsequently Nathan Harrison was 
appointed in his place. The first recorded roads are : Bronson 
to Genesee Prairie, Oct. 24, 1832; Bronson to Gull Prairie, Oct. 
25, '32 ; Gull Prairie to Gull Creek, and thence to the arm of the 
lake, Oct. 2G and 27, '32 ; Toland's Prairie to Indian Fields, Jan. 
28th, 1833. Gull Prairie to Grand Kiver, January 29th and 
31st, 1833. 

The suit of Geo. Shaw, appellee, vs. Abraham J. Shaver and 
Eph. Harrison, appellants, the first litigated case on our records, 
took place at Bronson's house, at the October session of the 
Court, Judge Bazel Harrison on the bench. Jury returned a 
verdict of $61 20, damages and costs. The attorneys in this suit 
were McGaffey and Humphreys, for the plaintifi*; and Cyrus 
Lovell and John Hascall, for defendants. This is the scene of 
Anthony Cooley's picture of '' The First Court in Kalamazoo." 

This Court, at the same session, in the matter of the petition 
presented by Cyrus Lovell, adjudged and ordered, that so much 
of the plat of the village of Bronson, in the county of Kalamazoo, 
as is laid out on the east half of the southwest quarter of section 
15, in town 2, south of range 11 west, be vacated, and that the 
plat as recently surveyed by Lucius Lyon be adopted and record- 
ed. Provided^ That the proprietors of the above lot shall con- 
vey by a good and sufficient [deed] to the Supervisors of the 
township of Arcadia, and their successors in office, three acres of 
land for a public burying-ground, situate in the n. w. cor. of the 


w^ of the s. w. J of section 22, in town 2, south of range 11 west. 
The burjing-ground was subsequently deeded to the town by 
Messrs. Richardson & Bronson, and is the same that is now, at 
this writing, in such neglected condition, on south West street. 

Bronson, during the winter of 1831-2 had erected a saw mill 
on the Portage creek, and it was in running order in the spring. 
Rodney Seymour was employed by Bronson to tend the mill, 
but it w^as, within a few wrecks, sold to Cyren Burdick, and Sey- 
mour continued with the new proprietor for a year or more, 
a large share of the lumber made being used in building the 
Kalamazoo House, though the mill at Comstock contributed the 
first su23plies of lumber. The Bronson mill was put up by M. 
B. Ilounsom, but it was not very effective until the machinery 
was overhauled and remodeled by Smith L. Wood, who came 
this spring. Dr. Foster, Elisha Hall, and Wood, did most of 
the work on the Kalamazoo House. It is related that, on a Sat- 
urday, when the timbers were all framed^ and everything ready 
for the "raising,'' it was found there Avere not men enough to 
lift the timbers into place. The task was successfully accom- 
plished the 7iext day, the whole country for miles around barely 
furnishing men enough for the purpose. The work on the new 
''tavern" was so far completed by the middle of summer as to 
shelter Cyren Burdick and his family, and to be opened for 
the public early in September, though it was not finished for many 
months afterwards. It was 40 feet long by 30 feet deep, and, 
when the front was completed with its upper and lower piazzas, 
was, for those day, a fine looking building. As it was in the fall 
of 1832, it may be seen now, with some slight changes, on Por- 
tage street, No. 40. Cyren Burdick was its landlord until the 
fall of 1834. It became a place of meeting for many public and 
festive occasions and had an important influence in the growth 
of the colony. 

Dr. Abbott was appointed postmaster in July, 1832, and the 
first office was in Huston's store. The mail was carried from 
Jackson to Prairie Ronde in '31, by a man named Darling, who 
made the trip sometimes on a pony, sometimes afoot — the mail 
matter being stow^ed away in the carrier's hat. When our office 


was established here, Lucius Barns obtained the contract and 
carried the mail, weekly, in a covered wagon, this being the first 
stage line. The first framed dwelling house was built by Smith 
L. Wood (on the site of T. P. Sheldon's residence) this year, and 
Dr. Abbott commenced a like edifice on the ground where his 
brick building stands. Anthony Cooley removed here, into a 
house built for him on Edwards street ; James Parker and fami- 
ily, from Cassopolis, located on Water street ; Henry Mower, Na- 
thanial Foster, Stephen Vickery, — Edginton, and a few others, 
were among the accessions to our village, while, within a few 
miles, there were many other settlers who had come to make 
this county their homes, and whose names will appear in the his- 
tory of their towns. A man, name not ascertained, died at the 
Kalamazoo House soon, after it was opened, and was buried on 
the lot where Charles Gibbs, Esq., now lives. The man came 
Detroit, was taken ill, and died very suddenly, of cholera, it was 
said. A child was also buried, about the same time on the lot 
referred to. The inhabitants, too, had a taste of war, or at 
least, a bit of the '^ pomp and circumstance" thereof Our colo- 
ny, and, in fact all the settlements, were terribly excited in the 
month of May^ with the story of a wild rider who rushed, like 
another Paul Revere, through the towns, crying "the Indians are 
coming !'^ and summoning the "minute men" to meet without 
delay, at Niles, the grand rendezvous, and prepare to hurl back 
the savage and advancing cohorts of the merciless and butcher- 
ing Blackhawk ! Col. Huston and Capt. Harrison immediately 
raised all the men they could get, and marched to Schoolcraft, 
organized and drilled for upwards of a week, and then set out for 
Niles, with a troop 200 strong (?), compared with which in dis- 
cipline, morale and effectiveness, the conic section of the Macke- 
rel Brigade were mere pretenders, and the bummers in Sherman's 
army but idle foragers. Our veterans, after a toilsome march, 
in which there was some straggling, went into camp at a point 
within a mile of Niles Here they remained two days, being 
unable to go into Niles, that unfortunate town being so full of 
other brave defenders, that it might be called one vast camp, 
while famine began to threaten a fate worse than death by the 


scalp-shaving savages. On the evening of the second day's en- 
campment " general orders " were issued announcing that the 
threatened danger had passed, and the regiment would take up 
the line of march next morningj at a given hour, for Schoolcraft. 
Strict discipline and soldierly conduct was enjoined by the or- 
ders, and guard having been properly mounted, darkness finally 
enveloped the camp, Morpheus proved mightier than Mars, and, 
long before midnight, only the sentry was astir, treading his lone- 
ly rounds. Suddenly his ear catches a sound like the crackling 
of twigs ; he listens, looks — but he sees nothing ; the noise is 
not repeated, and he goes on, smiling at his fears. But in a few 
moments the silence is terrifically broken, for — 

" At once there rose so wild a yell, 

It seemed the fiends from Ileaven that fell 

Had peeled the banner-cry of Hell 1" 

and the appalled sentinel, unable to speak or move, saw the yel- 
ling savages breaking for the camp. The scene there was alto- 
gether indescribable. Fear overcame the martial host — that aw- 
ful Indian whoop curdled the listener's blood with horror — some 
fled, others prayed, and some were paralyzed and seemed as if 
rooted to the earth. Within five minutes the "army" had sur- 
rendered unconditionally ; but the victors, where were they ? 
where w^ere the savage hordes that had surprised the camp and 
committed such unheard-of atrocities ? On examination, no one 
was found to be seriously hurt, and, before morning, the full ex- 
tent of the huge joke was realized. The '' regimental headquar- 
ters" seemed to enjoy the afl:air greatly. On the homeward 
march the " boys" took to the woods whenever an opportunity 
occurred, and all that returned to the Schoolcraft barracks did 
not amount to a corporal's guard. 

Rev. Mr. Robe (Methodist missionary) preached the first 
sermon at Bronson's house in the fall of this year. 

The following tracts of land in this township ( 2 south 11 west) 
were taken up this year, viz. : The ej of n. wj and n^ of n. ej^; 
and the s. e. frac. of s. e. J, of sec. 15, by Justus Burdick, of 
Burlington, Yt.; Sept. 1 ; the s^ of n. e J of 15, by Elisha Hall; 
the n. e frac, and the wj n. W:^of 15, by Lucius Lyon, of Wayne 
Co., Sept. 1 ; the e. frac. of 15, about 2J acres, by E. S. Swan, 


of St. Jo. Co. ; the n. w. frac, and s. w. frac. of s. e. J of 15 (87 J 
acres), by Nathan Harrison ; w J of n. wj of sec. 14, by H. L. 
Ellsworth, Hartford, Conn. ; and the n. frac. same section by L. 
Lyon in August ; the s^ of n. wj of sec. 9, by Nathan Harrison. 
The nj of n. wj of sec. 9, was taken by Lyman J. Daniels, Sept. 
Section 16 was school land, and not subject to entry. Theodore 
P. Sheldon entered a portion of the land he now owns south of 
the river and east of the Portage, The balance of the tract was 
purchased of H. H. Comstock, by T. C. & T. P. Sheldon, in '34, 
and subsequently T. P. Sheldon acquired sole title. The popu- 
lation of the village, at the close of 1832, was about forty. 

The year 1833 opened auspiciously with the first marriage in 
Bronson, the parties to which were Ethan French and Matilda 
Hounsom; on the 9th of February, James M. Parker and Tamar 
Walters, and on the 17th John Smith and Jemima Edginton, 
were also matrimonially united. The licenses in these and 
many other cases which followed, were granted by Stephen 
Yickery, the clerk, and the "silken tie" was gracefully performed 
by Squire Lovell. Mr. Lovell was also elected Supervisor that 
spring ; H. B. Huston, town clerk, Phineas Hunt, Huston and A. 
Cooley, Highway Commissioners ; Rodney Seymour, constable ; 
Bronson, Lovell, and Cyren Burdick, school committee. Under 
the auspices of this committee a school house was built (of slabs) 
on South street — then in the woods — and Miss Pamela Coleman 
(name changed to Mrs II. Seymour in May) kept the first school. 
Mrs. Seymour, continued as teacher several months, and remem- 
bers dismissing her school several days during the term to 
allow the use of the room for a session of Court. 

George Patterson first came here in the spring of '33, and dur- 
ing the summer built a house on the northeast corner of the lot 
now occupied by the handsome residence of Wm. B. Clark, Esq. 
He then brought his family here from Cassopolis. Main street 
had only been staked out, and was only a^8"feeet on paper. Mr. 
John Hays, senior, with his family came in the spring, from 
Prairie Ronde, where they had lived since the previous fall. Mr. 
H. came from about the same section of Ohio that the Harrisons 
and other first settlers of Prairie Ronde did. This emigration 
induced by the story told by a soldier named Sumner, who, hav- 


ing served in this State, on his return to Ohio, described the 
beautiful prairies of Michigan, especially Prairie Ronde, over 
which he had passed. Hays moved his family into a house he 
had built during the winter and spring, near the corner of Main 
and Pitcher street. A little way south of this house was an In- 
dian corn field, evidently not used for several years, yet mellow 
and rich, and this made Mr. Hays a most productive garden. 

The settlers would sometimes drive a few cattle, sheep and 
hogs in to the country, and occasionally the voice of some pioneer 
rooster would ring out, in the depths of the forest gloom, his 
hymns of lofty cheer, as the old covered wagon, taking an extra 
jolt over an obtruding root or fallen log, shook him and his wives 
rudely about in the box that held them. Horses were more 
abundant. Cattle and pigs were, however, plentifully supplied 
by drovers, and the first supply by this means was in the spring 
of 1833, when John F. Gilkey and Mumford Eldred drove in a 
flock of cattle, mostly cows, from Illinois. They remained here 
two weeks pasturing their cattle on the big marsh. Cows were 
sold then for $50 and $80 ; oxen from $50 to $100 a pair. Gil- 
key drove cattle for a number of years. Hogs were not, in 
droves, brought in so early. 

Robert Mcintosh opened a store a few rods below what is 
now the site of the Humphrey Block, and kept a very miscella- 
neous supply of goods. Nathan Harrison put his ferry in opera- 
tion early in the spring, and carried passengers and teams across 
the river at remunerative rates. Pretty good crops were raised 
here, and the grist mill at Comstock was kept quite busy. For 
luxuries, Indian sugar, wild honey, and wild fruits and berries, 
were relied upon. One of Mr. Hays' daughters, now Mrs. Chas. 
Gibbs, was one of a small party who went to a place on the 
south part of what is now the James Taylor farm, that had been 
an Indian corn field and village, and, in a short time, gathered 
three great tubs full of large and most delicious strawberries I 
An ox team was sent to bring home this load of fruit. The In- 
dians would often furnish venison, and other game. Fish 
were abundant in all the streams. 

Silas Trowbridge, Rollin Wood, James and Wm. E. White, 
Deacon Hydenburk, Roswell Crane and Edmund LaGrave, also 


came here during 1833. Mr. Trowbridge lived with Bronson, 
and he gave the latter 120 acres which he had taken up, about 
three miles north of the village, for 4^ acres on Bronson's plat, 
on a portion of which Mr. Trowbridge now resides. Harrison 
and James Coleman, Wm. Martin and one or two others, settled 
in the south part of the town. Ira Burdick, Russo King, and 
Abraham and Daniel Cahill came during the summer. Burdick 
became a partner with Cyren in the hostship of the Kalamazoo 
House, A, Cahill soon after established the first tannery ( near 
the river ), and D. Cahill kept a furniture shop on the corner 
now occupied by Perrin & Co.'s. hardware store. 

But one death occurred here in 1833, that of Joseph Wood, 
father of Smith L. Wood. His was the first burial in the old 
( then new ) burying-ground on West street. Rev. Mr. Meek 
officiated at the funeral. 

The Land Office was removed here, from White Pigeon, in 
1834. With it came Major Abraham Edw^ards, Register, and 
family ; Thomas C. Sheldon, Receiver ; Theodore P. Sheldon, 
the chief clerk in the office ; Law^rence Yandewalker and Isaac 
W. Willard ( the latter had been in trade with John S. Barry at 
White Pigeon since 1831), also came about the time the offices 
were established here (May). In March, 1834, the Legislative 
Council provided for the establishment of a Branch of the State 
Bank of Michigan at Bronson, and in April it was opened here, 
Huston's building having been purchased for the Bank, the goods 
being removed to a barn nearly in the rear of Mcintosh's store, 
where Huston sold goods till his new store was ready for him. 
About the same time the Kalamazoo Mutual Insurance Compa- 
ny w^as incorporated, with James Smith, Jr., Cyren Burdick, 
Thaddeus Smith, Jr., E. L. Brown, Wm. Duncan, Lyman. J. 
Daniels, Albert E. Bull, Johnson Patrick, T. D. Hoxy,R. Mcin- 
tosh, Thos. C. Sheldon and Jonathan G. Abbott first directors. 
Maj. Edwards purchased a house built by Nathaniel Foster, and 
moved into it soon after his arrival here — and in the same house 
he lived until his death in 1860. The opening of the land office 
was the beginning of a new era for Bronson's village. 

The building of the River House was commenced in 1834, 


by Nathan Harrison, and was opened the next year, by a Mr. 
Wilder. It was a very popular hostelry. In excavating for the 
cellar of this hotel, a great number of Indian skeletons and loose 
bones were met with, Avhich were thrown into the river — at the 
same time many kettles { mostly brass ) and other domestic arti- 
cles of the departed aborigines were found; the latter relics were 
carried away as curiosities, and some of the kettles, after their 
resurrection, were again pressed into kitchen service ! The first 
bridge was built across the river the same year, and the new 
school house on South street was erected. 

Those who comfort themselves with the thought that hur- 
ricanes are unknown in Michigan will read the following with 
interest: In the afternoon of the 18th of October, 1834, the 
western sky suddenly assumed a strange and awful appearance, 
a reddening shadow mantled the earth, a warm gust of wind 
swept over the valley, and then a peculiar whistling sound was 
heard, while above the contorted clouds put on more awful 
shapes. Presently, the moaning of the wind, the sudden shak- 
ing and swaying of the trees, the glistening of the leaves abrupt- 
ly smitten and upturned against the darkened sky, in the narrow 
valley of the Arcadia, west of the village, gave the first evi- 
dences of the wild rush of the swooping tornado. Down it 
swept across the plain, gathering strength and velocity as it 
sped onward. Its movement, swifter than the flight of swiftest 
bird, was singular and hideously sportive in its character. In 
width it was hardly more than a hundred feet, yet it would rise 
and fall, now turn to the right then to the left, here skim- 
ming over house or tree, there sweeping impediments as though 
they were gossamer. The first building struck was one owned 
by Dr. H. Starkweather, which stood near the east end of the 
Burdick House block — a low dwelling-house, within which a 
sick woman was lying upon a bed ; the roof was taken, the wo- 
man was left, uninjured. The corner of the Kalamazoo House 
barn was its next object point, and the position carried, with a 
great crash and flying of boards and shingles. Next, it charged 
furiously upon Major Edward's kitchen, and only the stove with 
several white and swelling loaves then preparing for the oven, 


were left to mark its former abiding place. Then striding across 
Main street, the tornado snapped away the tops of the great 
oaks there, and, turning, rushed upon the house of Mr. Hays, 
utterly demolished and wiped out the rear building, toppled the 
chimneys of the main part, the falling bricks severely injur- 
ing two of the daughters who had not, like the other inmates, 
lied to the cellar. Articles of furniture and bedding from this 
house were found away east of the river. The roof of Mr. Nor- 
throp's heavy block house some twenty rods east was lifted and 
moved around at right angles from its proper place. Thence 
the blast proceeded to Nathan Harrison's, lifted and carried 
some distance a wagon ( without box ), performed other que^r 
antics, and then, all at once, died away on the hill east of the 
river. All this was the work of a moment. It was followed 
immediately by a severe snow storm. 

After the storm, Mr. Hays was obliged to find a place of shel- 
ter for his family, until his own house, twisted and torn by 
the storm, could be made habitable again. The only refuge 
that could be found was the new school-house on South street, 
then not wholly finished. The family used the back part of the 
school house to live in, and Judge Fletcher occupied the front 
part for holding a session of the Circuit Court — the partition 
walls being nothing more than suspended sheets and blankets. 
Several weeks elapsed before their own house was made ready 
again. Mr. David Hubbard and family, at the same time, occu- 
pied the old slab school house, adjoining, and the scenes and 
incidents of those days are by no means the least pleasant ones 
in the memories of the survivors of those two families. 

Among those who came here in the fall of 1834. we find the 
name of Epaphroditus Ransom, who, from the high positions he 
was, so<)n after his arrival, called upon to fill, both in county 
and State affairs, deserves more than a passing notice. It was 
the good fortune of Michigan that the management of its affairs 
from its earliest history as a State was entrusted to men alike 
distinguished for their integrity and their sound common sense. 
It will ever be a source of pride to the citizens of the Peninsular 
State to refer to the names of Cass, Mason, Woodbridge Lyon, 


Barry, Felch, Farnsworth, Manning, Ransom, the Wings, and 
many others, identified with the so building up its fortunes and 
shaping its destinies, as to place it at once on a basis of substan- 
tial prosperity, from which it has risen to a position of pre-emi- 
nence for intelligence, virtue, and wealth. 

But few of us who live in these days of railroads, telegraphs, 
and other improvements by which civilization makes such 
giant strides, in so short a space of time, can appreciate the 
sacrifices made by those who, in the early days of Michigan, 
gave up the substantial comforts of an Eastern home to settle 
in the almost boundless wilderness of the West. Buffalo, in 
1834, was a small town almost upon the outer edge of civiliza- 
tion, while Detroit, containing less than two thousand inhabi- 
tants, scarcely overreached the dignity of a trading post on a 
remote frontier. The subjoined sketch of the journey from the 
East at that early day will prove interesting and will describe 
the experience of many other pioneers. 

It was a cold October morning, in 1834, that, bidding adieu 
to the friends and mountains of old Vermont, our afterwards 
Judge and Governor, with a few personal effects, and his little 
family set out on his journey to the wilds of western Michigan, 
an undertaking then requiring at least a month, but now easily 
accomplished in forty-eight hours. Arriving at Troy he trans- 
ferred himself, family and effects, to the keeping of a line boat, 
and in due time — ten days — made the passage of the wonder- 
ful Erie Canal — and at Buffalo risked the perils of the deep 
Lake Erie on board the good steamer Henry Clay. Five days 
landed the party at Detroit, where the Mansion House, long 
since torn down to make room for a more pretentious structure, 
but then ranking as no common hostelry, afforded accommoda- 
tions to man and beast. To gear up wagons, and transfer load- 
ing, was the work of a few hours, and the first day's halt was 
made at Ten Eyck's old stand. Three days more brought our 
travelers to Ypsilanti, then a mere hamlet, Grecian in nothing 
but name, and noted chiefly as the point where those who sur- 
vived the Chicago turnpike from Detroit thence, once m6re set 
their feet upon dry land. Ann Arbor, now of classic renown, 


was next passed, a small cluster of cabins in the brush by the 
side of the trail, then dignified with the pretentious title of "ter- 
ritorial road,'^ the exact location of which could only be deter- 
mined by the ''H" which those who had gone before blazed on 
the trees to guide those who should come after on their weary 
way. Jackson, like Ann Arbor, was a mere nick in the woods^ 
where " Blackman's Inn" startled the Anglo-Saxons from their 
propriety lest they should lind '' mine host" of the sable hue in- 
dicated by his sign. From Jackson to Marshall — and, in 1834, 
few corners presented less attractions than the latter place. In 
reality it was named after the Chief Justice, but most people 
supposed it to be a transposition of all marsh. The cholera^ 
in 1832, had handled the people there quite roughly, and those 
who had escaped the pestilence, seemed likely to shake to pieces 
with ague generated by the deadly vapors from Rice creek. 
Battle Creek came next, and but a day or two before our pil- 
grims arrived there, the first child, born in that town, had put in 
an appearance, and was named " Michigan." At last, on the 
morning of the eleventh day, our pioneer " carpet-bagger" 
reached the right bank of the Kalamazoo, where uncle Nate 
Harrison was waiting to ferry the family and moveables over ( the 
bridge not being completed ) ; and, in a few minutes, Frederick 
Booher, the new landlord of the Kalamazoo House, was show- 
ing the party into the " sitting room," an apartment not then 
plastered, and furnished with rude benches instead of chairs. 

The appearance of Kalamazoo at the time of Mr. Ransom's 
arrival is vividly remembered. The great tornado bad passed 
through only some ten days before, and the marks of its visi- 
tation were most plainly to be seen ; but most prominently, 
however, on the west end of what was afterwards known as 
the "American," where a pan of batter from the kitchen bench 
of Major Edward's culinary establishment had been widely 
bespattered. Three framed houses, besides the Kalamazoo House^ 
and a dozen log shanties, made up jthe village of Kalamazoo. 
Trees and brush covered most of the present site, with paths 
leading to and from the houses of the worthy burghers. The 
population were a motley crew of Yankees, Hosiers, Canucks^ 


speculators, dogs and Indians — the latter greatly predominating. 
While Uncle Titus and Aunt Sally Bronson were finishing 
their new house (the one still occupied by Widow Barrett), Mr. 
Ransom's family found their way to the north side of Grand 
Prairie, where the hospitable home of John P. Marsh gave them 
shelter. Grand Prairie at that time was a perfect Eden. Two 
or three improvements around its edge, marked by ^^ the smoke 
that so gracefully curled," were all the inroads that civilization 
had made upon that garden spot of nature — which now has its 
hardy, prosperous husbandman to every quarter section. Upon 
the removal of Titus and Sally to their new home, Mr. Ransom 
took possession of their two story log castle, situated where the 
house of Shubael A. Lincoln now stands, on the southeast cor- 
ner of Water and Church streets. There the family passed their 
first winter in Kalamazoo, and it was no unusual thing for the 
wolves to come under their windows and howl through the 
dreary night. But a merry winter it was, diversified by wolf- 
fights, dances, and merry-makings of various kinds. To these 
festivities people came from every quarter, and well does the 
writer remember the diflTerent ones that graced the boards with 
their presence. There was Stephen Vickery, resplendent in blue 
coat and brass buttons; Lawrence Yandewalker, with unexcep- 
tionable pumps ; Col. Huston, with wolf skin coat; Lora. J. 
Rosencrantz, of Prairie Ronde, the gayest buck of them all; 
while Tom Sheldon, General Burdick, Attorney Ransom and 
Isaac W. Willard ( him of the hundred hounds ) did not hesitate 
to trip it with the rest to the inspiring tones of the Whitlock 
fiddles, none the less inspiring because two of them were 
scraped by rosy girls. On these festive occasions, Johnson Pat- 
rick, Ira Burdick and Lot North were not far ofl", while Dr. Stark- 
weather and Sam. Ransom were watching opportunities to 
practice some sly joke on those of the ^' light fantastic toe." 
Glorious old days were those, full of joy and hilarity, and thrice 
happy he who could ''cast his lines in such pleasant places." 
But we wander from our theme. 

For the purpose of erecting a permanent home, Judge Ran- 
som purchased the entire front on Main street, extending from 


Thomas S. Cobb's qneensware establishment up to the brick 
block, corner of Main and Burdick streets, and extending back 
to Water street, for which ground he paid six hundred dollars. 
The following season he erected the plain house now standing 
just east of the boarding stables; it was then considered one of 
the most stately residences in Western Michigan. 

At the organization of the State Government, Mr. Ransom 
was appointed Judge of the Western Circuit, and Associate Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court. The Circuit then comprised the 
entire western portion of the State, at that time sparsely settled, 
and for the most part a howling wilderness. Ionia, Eaton, Cal- 
houn, Branch, Kalamazoo, Cass, Allegan, Kent, Berrien, St. 
Joseph and Yan Buren counties were in Judge Ransom's Cir- 
cuit, and tw^ice each year did he make his way to the remote 
county seats ( generally on horseback) to dispense justice and 
dispose of such rogues as did not have the log jails of that 
period in healthy consideration — before their eyes. 

The first term of the Kalamazoo Circuit Court ( under the 
State ) was held in the school house on South street, heretofore 
spoken of The Grand Jury held their deliberations under the 
trees contiguous. The first "true bills" found against violators 
of the "peace and dignity of the State" we need not here recite. 
The sessions of the Circuit Court were the occasions of the year. 
People flocked in to be present at the trial of the State cases, 
or as suitors and witnesses in every conceivable kind of litiga- 
tion, from a dog suit up to the more dignified issue over a pair 
of steers. The felons of that day were hog and horse thieves ; 
with a liberal sprinkling of those aristocratic rogues who sought 
to inflate the currency by " shoving the queer. " 

The bar of Kalamazoo county, if not equal, in all respects, to 
that of the Queen's Bench, was nevertheless, as " wise in its own 
conceit," and regarded as up to any emergency by their numer- 
ous clients. The Hon. Charles E. Stuart occupied a prominent 
position as an attorney. Elisha Belcher was also considered a 
formidable pleader at the bar, rising with the intensity of the 
occasion until he could be heard for a mile. Judge Hinsdale 
figured in the Courts ; and, now and then, Horace H. Comstock, 


him of the lithe form and faultless ruffled shirt, essayed an effort 
in the intricacies of legal lore. Zephaniah Piatt, " recently 
from Albany," for a time let the lustre of his brilliant attain- 
ments astonish the natives ) while Walter Clark, Joseph Miller, 
and other young lawyers in embryo, packed formidable piles of 
books into Court for their preceptors, cocked their heels high 
on the table, and looked knowing and wise towards the crowd 
outside who were not permitted a place inside the bar. 

iSTor were the Associate Judges to be overlooked; Judge 
Ransom in the centre flanked by farmers Rix and Kamsdell, 
made a full bench. It is not recorded, however, that, as much 
of dignity as these judicial adjuncts might have lent to the 
Court, the presiding Judge was accustomed to lean upon them 
over heavily for their legal opinions. 

The magistrates' courts of that early day were by no means 
devoid of character. Being the courts of first, as well as of last 
resort in a majority of cases, their sessions were generally 
crowded, while such able advocates as Edwin H. Lothrop, John 
Hascall, Cyrus Lovell, and many others, who thought it no 
reproach to bear the rank of " ye pettifogger," represented the 
interests of their numerous clients. 

In 1842, Judge Ransom was commissioned Chief Justice of 
the Supreme Court, which distinguished position he continued 
to hold until elected Governor, by the vote of every county in 
the State, in 1847. It was during his administration that the 
agitation of those political questions commenced which has 
since so distinctly changed the institutions of our country. 
Gov. Ransom's views not being in consonance with those of a 
majority of his party, at the end of his gubernatorial career he 
retired to private life upon his beautiful estate, now comprising 
the Bleycker addition to Kalamazoo, which he had purchased 
several years previous from Lucius Lyon. Here he remained, 
engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1851, when he sold his 
magnificent property to Paulus den Bleyker, and designed pass- 
ing the remainder of his days in quiet enjoyment of the society 
of his family and friends. Reverses in fortune, however, defeat- 
ed his cherished plans; and, in the winter of 1856, bidding fare- 


well to the spot where had been passed the happiest days of his 
active life, he again became a pioneer to the then distant Terri- 
tory of Kansas, where, among strangers and strange scenes, in 
November, 1859, death closed his honorable career. A few 
months subsequently, his remains were brought back to Kala- 
mazoo, and now mingle with their kindred dust in that quiet 
city of the dead which crowns the hill, from w^hose summit he 
had so often looked upon the beautiful village below. Not 
without those faihngs incident to poor humanity in its best 
estate, Judge Ransom was endowed with many virtues that 
endeared him to his numerous friends, shedding lustre upon a 
life without dishonor, and upon a death without reproach. 

Dr. Horace Starkweather, one of our earliest and most 
esteemed pioneer physicians, came here in May, 1834. He had 
left Massachusetts with the intention of settling in Berrien ; but 
arriving at the Kalamazoo House he found Dr. Porter very ill, 
and was besought to remain and attend him, and also to look 
after Dr. Porter's patient's. When Dr. Porter died, a short 
time after, the people of the village determined to have Dr. 
Starkweather remain here instead of going to the place he had 
started for, and he was induced to stay. The next year his fam- 
ily came ; and, for a time, he lived in a part of Dr. Abbott's 
house, the owner and another family occupying at the same time 
other parts of the house. Next year Dr. Starkweather built a 
large dwelling on ground about in the centre of the Burdick 
House site. Here he remained nine years, when he moved into 
the house he erected on the southwest corner of Main and West 
streets, where he lived until his death in 1851. He enjoyed a 
very large practice in the early years of our village, and few of 
our pioneers were more identified with its history, or are 
remembered with more regard and aftection. 

The proprietors of the village of Bronson, in the year 1834, 
according to a great number of printed plats — now very rare — 
were Messrs. Bronson, Lyons, Burdick &> Sheldon ( Thos. C.) In 
the original plans of the village the streets are laid regularly, 
and cross each other at right angles, and '^ Portage " was the 
name of South street, no street being laid out south from the 


Kalamazoo House. In the new plat, of 1834, the straight line 
is abandoned on Main, and on the new Portage, streets, and 
both of these avenues make a divergence of about 30 degrees, 
the line of deviation in the former is to the north, and the latter 
to the east. It is said that the new (angling) street was opened 
by Sheldon to make a central point at the Kalamazoo House, 
( his property ) and to open certain lots that he owned on the line 
of that street. Certain it is however, that, whatever the cause, 
the result has been to permanently mar the beauty of our Main 
street. Kalamazoo avenue, soon after, laid out, and running 
due west from the river, was made six rods wide, and,'it was sup- 
posed by its projectors, would become the main, central and 
business thoroughfare. Willard street, next north of it, which 
was also planned in 1836, was a wide street, but its destiny has 
been far more brilliant than its projectors ever had any idea of, 
for over its sloping surface stretches the gleaming bars that 
guide the course of the iron-nerved, smoking steeds of Com- 
merce, with their richly freighted trains — making the rude street 
a grand pathway of the nation. 

In point of enterprise and business, 1834 was far more active 
in improving Bronson than any of its predecessors. Besides the 
enterprises we have spoken of, Mr. Willard commenced a num- 
ber of buildings, among which were his store (he was already 
in trade ) on Main street — now G. W. Fish's — and two dwelling 
houses, both apparently alike ; one of these, in the grove back 
from Portage sticet was for Thos. C. Sheldon, and w^as, for many . 
years, the residence of the late Bissel Humphrey; the other was 
the dwelling-house for so many years the residence of Caleb 
Sweetland, Esq., below the Kalamazoo House. Lewis R. Davis, 
tailor, and John H. Everard, harness-maker, came here from 
Schoolcraft, and began business ; Rollin Wood was another of 
the first, if not the very first of our tailors, occupying a place in 
Stephen Vickery's ofiice near Pitcher street. The village black- 
smith was Andrew B. Gray, and his sounding anvil was on the 
south side lower of Main street. Mr. Alexander Cameron ( came 
in 1333 ) and D wight C. Grimes did carpenter- work that season 
on the new buildings ; John and Algernon Hays, had just com- 


menced mason-work with their father ; S. H. Ransom was clerk 
for Willard ; Geo. Patterson was sawyer in Burdick's mill, and 
Lot North was our first baker. The following, also, are among 
the residents of Bronson in 1834: Wm. H. Welch, Isaac Vick- 
ery, Mrs. Sarah Weaver ( sister of Isaac W. Willard ) and her 
daughter, James Green, Albert Saxon (captain of the first boat 
on the Kalamazoo river, when that enterprise was undertaken 
in 1836 ), A. B. Gray and family, Silas Gregg, John Losey ( built 
the house, now 28 Portage street ), Hiram Owen, Artemas 
W. Richardson, Hezekiah G. Wells, ( lived at Schoolcraft, but 
was admitted to the bar at the fall term of the Circuit Court ). 
James Shea, from England ( came 1833 ), purchased a large tract 
of land on section l,and the west half of the north east quarter 
of section 22. Samuel Yenus and John Long entered land on 
section 1 ; and Aquilla Coats, one of the earliest settlers here, 
entered land on section 4. The business of the land office had 
not yet become very exciting. The Receiver's office was on the 
ground now occupied by Sheldon's bank ; and the Register's, 
in a building south of the s. w. corner of Main and Pitch er-sts. 

In the spring of 1835, Johnson Patrick built the "Exchange" 
( now the Sheridan House ), and in the summer moved into it, 
though it was not completed. This hotel speedily became fa- 
mous for its excellent table and appointments, and was a favor- 
ite inn for the citizen, stranger and speculator, and in old Whig 
times, the headquarters of the leading spirits. By the time this 
hotel was fairly open, the excitement of the land speculation 
was running strong and both hotels had all, and more, than they 
could attend to. Frederick Booher was landlord of the Kala- 
mazoo House (he came from Clyde, N. Y., kept hotel in Detroit 
a year, and, at the solicitation of Sheldon and Burdick, came to 
this place to keep their hotel ), and both Booher and Patrick en- 
joyed an immense patronage for more than two years. The busi- ' 
ness of entertaining man and beast in those days was productive 
of "marginal-notes" most pleasant tocontemplate. Guests were 
glad to get anything for their stomachs, and anywhere to lay 
their heads — for they swarmed hither in such numbers that the 
" earth shook beneath their tread." Always two, and very often 


three in a bed made the guests feel the truth of the adage that 
*' misfortune makes us acquainted with strange bed fellows." In 
rooms where beds could not be put up, the floors at night were 
strewn with sleepers, regularly disposed, on blankets or other in- 
ventions to ameliorate the conditions of the hard and relentless 
boards — so as to furnish the greatest room to the greatest num- 
ber. During the heighth of the land speculation season, the en- 
tire square in front of the Kalamazoo House, extending almost 
to South street, was white with the tents of the land lookers ; 
the two offices were encompassed round about with them, and 
even in Willard's deer park their canvas homes were seen. To 
feed this vast host was more than the hotels could do, and hun- 
gry men were turned away by hundreds, A daughter of one of 
the hotel keepers told the writer that, for weeks together, there 
would not be another foot of sleeping-room left in the house un- 
occupied, while from morning till night one table followed an- 
otlier with a rapidity equal to the ratio of culinary capacities, 
Tlie doors were guarded by determined men, who had a great 
task to perform in keej^ing back the crowd, and the windows, 
too, were watched, but frequently some man more bold and sage 
would jump the sill, and beg to remain until his appetite might 
be appeased. Every house became a hostelry, and every cabin 
had a '' stranger within its gates.'' Pies-and-cake venders throve 
abundantly on the necessities of the multitude, and a shilling for 
a ^' quarter section " of these viands found ready takers. It was 
the best of times to one class, if it was the worst of times to 
another; and it is pleasant and refreshing in these latter days 
when the ear is vexed and the heart is sickened by the daily tale 
of wrong, robbery and perfidy, to contemplate the simple trust 
and confidence on the one side and the unconscious honor and 
unpretending honesty on the part of the other, which is revealed 
in the history of those times. Over five millions of money, most 
of it hard money, too, was brought here and paid to Uncle Sam, 
within three years ; and yet we hear of no robbery. Strangers 
would leave their money in their leather satchels or saddle bags 
with the clerk or mine host of the inn, or with members of the 
family with whom he might, for the time, live, taking no voucher 


or Other evidence of deposit, and sometimes go away for weeks 
looking out land. When the saddlebags or canvas-bags, pletho- 
ric and ponderous with the precious, shining ore, were wanted, 
it was only necessary to describe them to get them, or, if there 
was any doubt in regard to the proper "satchel" the matter 
was left for the applicant to decide. Mrs. Patrick often had 
her room crowded with an apparently indiscriminate mass oi 
these money-bags, and never a word of difliculty occurred in 
regard to them, each owner getting his own. One of Mr. Hays' 
daughters relates numerous instances of such trusts in her fath- 
er's house in those day ; often has she taken charge of packages 
for boarders, in those dayss, that taxed her strength to carry. 
It is related that entire strangers would step into Sherman So 
Winslow's store ( on corner now occupied by the Humphrey 
Block ) and say, " Will you take charge of these bags till I call 
again ?" The article would be taken without questioning, be 
thrown under the counter, and perhaps be forgotten ; after a 
time the person would call for his property when he would be 
directed to a promiscuous pile of that sort of property, with the 
mandate to '* look it out among the others there !" and no mis- 
takes or losses ever occurred. Another instance in point : In 
1836, Mr. Hammond, Cashier, of the Bronson Branch of the 
Bank of Michigan, wishing to send some specie to Detroit, 
learned that Mr. E. Ransom was going to that city with a team, 
and prevailed upon him to take charge of the money. Accord- 
ingly six kegs of silver, mostly half dollars, were loaded into the 
wagon, and Ransom's trip out occupied some twelve days, the 
route taken being south through Schoolcraft and on to the Chi- 
cago "turnpike." At night he would stop at the log taverns 
found along the way, leaving the treasure in the wagon by the 
roadside. Mr. Ransom had insisted upon the money being put 
into some old nail kegs, and a layer of nails to cover the silver, 
and he felt no uneasiness during the whole journey to Detroit. 
An enterprising " cracksman " in those days might have done a 
large business at a very little trouble or expense, for dwellings 
were nearly all innocent of locks or bars; and wnth little risk 
to his " personal liberty," for the detectives were not then im- 


ported, and the jails were not remarkably retentive of prison- 
ers, even when taken. 

Perhaps the leading event of the year 1835, aside from the 
influences of the land office, was the establishment of the first 
newspaper here. In October, the " Michigan Statesman," before 
published at White Pigeon, was removed and its publication 
commenced at this place by Gilbert & Chandler. From that 
day to the present writing, Kalamazoo has never been wanting 
in an intelligent and faithful press to champion her cause, to 
defend her interests, and advocate her claims and advantages. 
The name of the paper was soon changed ( I think in 1836 ) to 
" Kalamazoo Gazette," and, Mr. Chandler retiring, Mr. Henry 
Gilbert became sole proprietor. 

In 1835, Ilezekiah G. Wells and William H. Welch were 
elected delegates to the Convention held in Detroit to form a 
State Constitution. In the same year the following events oc- 
curred, besides those already enumerated. The bridge over 
the river was completed ; the building of the grist mill — subse- 
qently known for many years as the Whitcomb mill — was com- 
menced in the fall, by Cooley <fc Baily, and completed the next 
year and about the same time the saw mill adjoining was begun; 
George Winslow and Caleb Sherman went into trade together in 
a building that Huston had used to store his goods while com- 
pleting his new store. Messrs. Sherman & Winslow had left the 
east with a stock of goods intending to go to Chicago — and to 
this end their goods were shipped around the lakes to St. Jo- 
seph. On their way across the country, to meet their goods, 
Sherman and Winslow stopped here, liked the appearance of 
things, abandonee! their Chicago enterprise, and hauled up their 
goods from St. Joseph ; in the meantime the building referred to- 
was moved up to the ( Humphrey block ) corner and fitted up 
for the firm that opened the first exclusively groceries establish- 
ment in town, and in September it was opened to the public ; 
John Winslow and Amos Bronson had a dry goods store on the 
ground now occupied by the Burdick House ; Henry J. H. Ed> 
wards sold cakes pies, etc,, near the land office : Deacon Porter^ 
a similar institution on the corner of Main and Porter streets ; 



Frederick Booher, besides keeping the Kalamazoo House, had a 
livery stable, attached to the House; A. T. Prouty was engaged 
in cabinet-ware business at his residence, South street; Joseph 
Hutchins, dry goods, in a building on the site of Jos. Moore's 
grocery, Portage street ; Nate Harrison, after the bridge was 
finished, moved to the Hounsom settlement, himself and Houn- 
som building the Davis mill ( after i-emahiing there a few years, 
he went to Illinois ); Willard's store and two houses were fin- 
ished, and the one built for Sheldon was occupied by Charles E. 
Stuart, in 1830; the Kalamazoo Lyceum flourished; liev. J. 
Hall kept a select school. L. H. Trask and flimily, Dan. Fish- 
er, O. S. Case, printer, Pensalear Evits (watchmaker) and fam- 
ily, Simeon Newman, ]\lrs. Porter, widow of Dr. Porter, with 
her sons James B. and Edwin H., Wm. H. Stuart, Nathan L. 
Stout, Allen L. Goodridge and family, Emor Hawley and family, 
Joseph Miller, Jr., ( deputy clerk for Stephen Yickery, county 
clerk,) are among those who came to Bronson in the year 
1835. Samuel W. Bryan had a Avagon-shop on the corner of 
Cherry and Portage streets (this was the first shop of its kind 
in town). John P. Marsh was elected supervisor that spring; 
A. Cahill, clerk; Theodore P. Sheldon, S. H. Kansom and E. 
Walter were among the other officers elected. 

The following is believed to be a correct statement of the 
" local habitation " and name of every householder in Bronson, 
at the close of 1835 : 

Ira W. Bird, east side of the river; Wm. Martin, north side of 
Main-st., west bank of the river; Benj. Harrison, Harrison-st. ; 
Ebenezer Stone, opposite Martin's; A. B. Gray, n. side Main-st, 
corner of Kal. Avenue. A. Cahill's tannery, next west of Gray's 
blacksmith shop — residence, opposite side ; w^est and south was 
the residence of John A. Hayes; E. Belcher lived on n. e. cor- 
Main and Porter-sts. ; Albert A. Smith, on the site of the old 
American hotel ; Stej)hen Yickery \s office and residence nearly 
opposite Smith's; Isaac Vickery's cabinet manufactory was near 
Stephen's ; Major Edward's residence has been described ; A. H. 
Edwards, on the corner west of the Major ; also Henry Edward's 
grocery store ; A. Cooley, south of the old Davenport block ; 


west of A. H- Edward's, on Main-st. lived Ojren Burdick; oppo- 
site, ( next west of Cooley ), lived Edmund LaGrave, and close 
by was A. & A. Buell, boot and shoe store; west of this, Mcin- 
tosh had a variety store, next came Huston's store, and on the 
corner, Winslow & Sherman's store, above described. Willard's 
store was the same now occupied by G. W. Fish. Hutchin's store 
on site of Moore's, Portage-st. ; nearly opposite lived Allen Good- 
ridge ; next south, David Hubbard's ; next south of Hutchin's, 
was the residence of Mrs. Porter, then Frederick Booher's resi- 
dence, and next, on the n. e. corner Portage and Cherry-sts., Ira 
Burdick lived ; below the opposite corner south was the domicil 
of Col. Huston ( Sheriff ) ; Elisha Hall lived on the site of the 
present handsome residence of J. A. Walter, Esq. ; next north of 
Hall's was Bryan's ; north of the latter, and south of Hubbard's, 
lived James Losey. Coming back to Main-st., and following west 
of the Kalamazoo House, same side, we meet Judge Ransom's 
new residence; then Cahill's furniture shop and residence; next, 
Dr. Starkweather's residence and the store of Winslow & Bron- 
son ( the Gazette was then publislied in the second story ) ; still 
west, the office of Pierce Barber (justice, surveyor, etc.,) and on 
the corner of Main and Pose, the Bronson Branch of the Bank 
of Michigan and the residence of its cashier, Geo. F. Porter; on 
the corner west, Patrick's hotel ; next Bronson's ; T. P Sheldon 
lived then near his present residence, and upon the corner of 
Park and Water-sts., Samuel Boardman lived ; Rev. Jeremiah 
Hall lived on Main street nearly opposite Wm. B. Clark's pres- 
ent residence (then the site of Geo. Patterson's house ) ; Wm.H. 
Welch lived on West-st., a little west of Dillie's. Erastus Smith 
lived on the s. w. corner of Main and Park-sts. ; south of Smith 
wasL. H. Trask's residence; on then, corner of next block, S, L. 
Wood lived ; A. T. Prouty on th-e south corner ; Dr. Abbott 
lived on s. e. corner of South and Park-sts. ; next on east corner 
of Church-st., M. Heydenburk lived, and, with him, J. P. War- 
ner; on the site of N. A Balch's palatial residence Cyrus Lovell 
(prosecuting attorney until 1838) dwelt; on the opposite corner 
east, Henry Gilbert lived ; on the west corner of Walnut and 
West street lived David S. Dillie ; near the Union school house, 


Roswell Crane ; on the site of the horse fair ground, Henry Mow- 
er; Kodney Seymour lived on the Portage Creek, near the old 
saw mill ; Robert Hall had a smithy on the corner where Israel 
Kellogg lives. Rensalear Evits' house was between Huston's 
and Mcintosh's stores. Mrs. Weaver lived in the same house 
with Mrs. Dr. Porter ; Lot North resided with Seymour ; Ethan 
French, on Portage street opposite where Walter now lives; 
Charles E. Stuart and family boarded at the Kalamazoo House. 
Emor Hawley at the close of 1835 was keeping this hotel. Pat- 
rick's house was originally called the "Indian Chief* There 
are a few names omitted, in this list, but their names and place of 
residence have been elsewhere given. 

On the 5th of February, 183G, the Rev. Silas Woodbury w^as 
settled as pastor of the Presbyterian Church, at that time first 
organized. The Church building, erected by Martin Heyden- 
burk, stood nearly opposite the present church edifice, on South 
street. There had been frequent religious services held here by 
various religious denominations, but this was the first church. 

In 1836 the Legislature changed the name of the village and 
township to Kalamazoo. This change of name was brought 
about through the influence of Burdick, Sheldon and Lyon, who, 
disgusted with the eccentricities, obstinacy, and want of enter- 
prise in their co-partner, Bronson, determined the village should 
no longer bear his name. The change was deeply felt by Mr. 
Bronson, and soon after, he disposed of his entire interest here, 
went to Illinois, and finally died in Connecticut, at the house of 
his brother, in 1851 ( I think ), a penniless man. His wife had 
died several years previous. 

The township officers for 1836, were: Cyren Burdick, super 
visor ; Justices, Ira Burdick, Isaac Vickery, Pierce Barber,- D 
E. Deming ( the town being reorganized, it was necessary to elect 
four justices); township clerk, Henry Gilbert; assessors, I. W 
Willard, Aaron Fames, Philip Goodrich ; highway commission 
ers, John Gibbs, S. Gregg, E.^Delano; school commissioners, D 
E. Deming, John II. Everard, A. II. Edwards; constable and col 
lector. Lot M. North ; school inspectors, Rev. J. Hall, Sam. H 
Ransom, E. Belcher, D. Grimes, Dr. Abbott ; overseers of the 


poor, AquiJla Coats, S. Gregg. Among the pathmasters was 
Epapliroditus Hansom, and it was under his superintendence 
that the cross-way over the flats east of the river bridge, was 
built and that portion of the road greatly improved. Before 
that time the passage from the hard land to the bridge was a 
complete slough. Ira W. Bird kept up a ferry to take people 
and teams over, prior to the time Ransom was elected. The 
intervale spoken of was very low and marshy, being overflowed 
by high water. The ferry-scow was propelled, sometimes by 
oxen, and sometime by poles. This condition of the road 
would last until settled weather, and it was important that a 
good road should be made, and Kansom accomplished it at a 
comparatively small cost. On the east bank of the river was a 
dense growth of sycamores ; these were cut, hauled across the 
roadway, forming a " corduroy " foundation, and then teams were 
employed covering the logs with earth. The grove of syca- 
mores which now border the road and arch it with such a 
refreshing cover, have sprung up from the buried sycamores 
that form the superstructure of the road. The county having 
been authorized by the Legislature to borrow $6,000 for the pur- 
pose of building a Court House and Jail, the people at this elec- 
tion resolved '' that the supervisor of the township of Kalama- 
zoo use his exertions to promote the object and carry into eflect 
the purposes contemplated in said act." The Jail was built that 
year, by David Hubbard, on ground just east of the mound, in 
the park. It was a very poor apology for a prison. 

On the 20th of April, 1886, Isaac W. Willard was appointed 
Postmaster, Dr. Abbott's term of office having expired. The 
office was removed to Willard's store, ( where it remained until 
May, 1841, when, Dr. E.N. Colt being appointed postmaster, 
it was removed to the Taylor block ) ; and soon after the new 
office was opened, the advent of the first stage coach was cele- 
brated by the turning out of all the people to witness the then 
great event. The travel had become so great that Messrs, Wads- 
worth <fc Thompson, the new contractors, determined to put on 
a daily line of coaches from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo — and from 
that day until about the first of September, 1868, the stage coach 


has been one of our '^ permanent institutions." During the lat- 
ter part of Willard's term of office, in 1840, contracts were let 
to carry the mail from Kalamazoo to White Pigeon, to Grand 
Rapids via. Yankee Springs, to Allegan via. Otsego, and to St. 
Joseph. Another route for the accommodation of the southern 
part of this county was establiehed from Battle Creek to Niles, 
passing through Climax Prairie, Pavillion, Brady and Cassopolis. 

The year 1836 was the wildest and most exciting of all the 
years of the land speculation — the culminating point. Volumes 
might be written upon this topic and the incidents connected 
Avith it. Kalamazoo was one great mass convention of men 
almost raving with the land-mania. Every thing partook of the 
character of the times — speculation and inflation. In that day a 
quarter section entered in the morning for $200 at the Land Office, 
sold for $400 before midnight ; when " paper cities" arose with 
magic touch, more gorgeous in destiny than poets dream of — 
with ''desirable water lots" cheap at a $100 a foot. Everybody 
was crazy for land, and felt rich, and wanted to be crazier and 
richer ! The office was besieged with applicants, thousands of 
whom unable to gain admission were here for weeks watching a 
chance to make their wants known to the Register. They were 
obliged to hand in their descriptions of lands at the window of 
the office, and often weeks would elapse before the claim of the 
applicant could be issued, on account of conflict of claims. Many 
of the buyers, as soon as provided with their papers, went off to 
look at their land ; some to find their purchases led them into 
swamps and quagmires, or into unknown tracts of musquito ter- 
ritory. Others would nevei' look out their property, but would 
sell their claims at a large advance, and still another class would 
retufti to their homes and allow the dear-bought prize, wherever 
it might lie, to be sold for taxes. In January and February of that 
year, $281,437.00 were received. Each month the sales grew 
larger till June when the office had to be closed for three weeks 
in order to write up the books that had been neglected in the 
hurry of the previous month. The sales for May amounted to 
over half a million of dollars. 

The facilities for obtaining goods from the East in these early 


days and for exporting such articles as were raised in excess of 
the home demand, were very inefficient — the only mode of trans- 
portation being by the unwieldy wagon of that period, drawn by 
two, and sometimes three, horses over heavy roads. Considera- 
ble freight was shipped around to the mouth of the St. Joseph ; 
sometimes the Kalamazoo would admit small vessels. To rem- 
edy this evil, in 183G a company was formed here, consisting ot 
Lucius Lyon, T. C. Sheldon, Justus and Cyren Burdick, 11. B. 
Huston, and Sherman & Winslow. to navigate the river. A 
flat boat was built to run to the mouth of the Kalamazoo river 
and " intermediate points, '' and even to go as far as Port Shel- 
don, when the weather could be relied upon. It was launched 
loaded, and started olf on her first trip with " favoring gales," 
Captain Albert Saxon in command, and George W. Winslow, 
supercargo. On lier second trip down the craft was wrecked 
on the lake between the Kalamazoo and north Black rivers, and 
there was no other attempt at river navigation until 1843, when 
D. S. Walbridge was quite successful for two or three seasons, 
employing three or four boats, and shipping large quantities of 
flour to the mouth of this river, and thence to Buflalo. 

An interesting feature of the period we write of, and for two 
or three years afterwards, was the annual aboriginal " trade sales" 
which came ofl*inthe early summer. At such times the river 
would swarm with the bark canoes of the Indians who brought 
up their mococks oi' maple sugar, peltries, etc. Huston and 
Sherman Avere generally the purcliasers of these goods. 

The year 18B(}, as we have shown, was largely given up to 
the speculating influences — the great " rage" being for " corner 
lots," sections and quarter sections. There was, however, quite 
a large influx of permanent settlers. Several new buildings 
were erected, and there was considerable finishing-work done, 
the houses used heretofore being temporary affairs, mere expedi- 
ents until more comfortable homes could be made. Willard 
finished his buildings; Cooley finished his house on the corner 
of West and Water streets, and erected a turning and cabinet 
manufactory nearby; Cooley & Baily finished the grist mill on 
the river and commenced flouring; Bronson & Winslow erected 


a Store (burned down in 1842) where Liliendfeld's now stands; 
Hiram Owen built a house on the Axtell farm ; Silas Trowbridge 
a house near his present residence ; Warren Burrill one on the 
corner of Academy and West-sts; Joseph Hutchins and Rensa- 
lear Evits built the two stores, still standing on the corner of 
Main and Edwards-sts. ; Mr. Wm. Clark and family, and George 
Thomas Clark, came here in the spring of 1836, and Mr. Wm. 
Clark erected a distillery on the west bank of the river near the 
railroad crossing, and a residence on West street. The east 
part of the Kalamazoo House was built in 1886 ; also, the main 
part of the River House, and Nathan L. Stout and family open- 
ed it the same year; Asa Fitch and family, A. G. Hammond, cash- 
ier of the Branch Bank of Michigan ; George A. and Richard 
O'Brien and families, — Hale and family, O. Underwood and 
family (1885), James Taylor, the AtLees, Zephaniah Piatt, W. 
Birch, Dr. Reuben Barrett and family— the Doctor practiced med- 
icine, and kept a boarding-house ( subsequently, in 1887-8, his 
health being poor, he engaged in trade in a little store on Main 
street about opposite W. G. Pattison's residence); Ebenezer 
Durkee and family ( Durkee for a while kept a small grocery 
just east of the river ) ; Rev. Silas Woodbury and family ; Jo- 
seph B. Daniels and family; Deacon Barrows and family; Hen- 
ry M. Rice, Levi Krause, Amos Knerr, Clement March, Lyman 
Tuttle, Oliver Davenport, Azro Healy, Nat. Holman, Wm. G. 
and F. Dewing, were among those that came to Kalamazoo 
in the season of 1886. 

We must not close this review of the year 1836 without say- 
ing a word or two regarding the social enjoyments of the good 
people of Kalamazoo. Those were days when our little commun- 
ity were as of one family and social distinctions were unknown. 
The population was made up of substantial and highly respecta- 
ble people ; and added to it at this time, and for several years 
after, were a number of young men from the eastern cities who 
had come West, — not without means, — to " seek their fortunes," 
and some to lose them. The Kalamazoo House was generally 
the scene of festive occasions, and especially so, whenever Mr. 
Thomas Sheldon came out from Detroit, bringing with him his 


two daughters, as he often did. Mr. Sheldon, though a large and 
portly man, was a light and graceful dancer, and withal a great 
lover of the amusement, and, when the village had gathered there 
her beauty and her chivalry ( see Byron ), it Avas hisw^ont to lead 
out the petite and charming Laura H , and then — 

" On with tho dance, let joy be unconfined !" 

No place in the territory enjoyed a brighter or fairer lame for 
social enjoyments than Kalamazoo, or a people who would more 
heartily dispense their hospitality, and more warmly '^welcome 
the coming, speed the parting guest." 

There was no little excitement and amusement in those ear- 
ly days, too, in the adventures of the chase. Nobler parks than 
our opening lands were then, or wilder glens than our river mar- 
gins afforded, were rarely met with, while game of all kinds 
abounded in profusion. The great number of foxes made fox- 
hunting a favorite pastime. Among those who indulged in this 
pastime " with horse and hound," were C. E. Stuart, I. W. Willard, 
II. G. Wells, G. W. Winslow, A. W. Richardson, L. Vandewal- 
ker, C. Sherman and others. The favorite hunting ground for 
foxes was among and beyond the hills where the Michigan Fe- 
male Seminary now stands. The folloAving story of a wolf-hunt 
and fight is furnished by the only survivor now a resident of 
Kalamazoo. II. M. Rice spoken of, has been for many years 
a member of the United States Senate from Minnesota. 

In the winter of l<S3G-7, a Mr. Sutherland, then living on the 
east side of the Kalamazoo river, in Cooper, set a steel trap for a 
fox that was too familiar with his chickens, and the bait attract- 
ed the attention of a prowling forest wolf The wolf soon found 
the trap adhering to one of his fore-feet, and, in disgust, departed 
with the trap and a chain halter fastened to it. Mr. S., on 
Sunday morning, going to look for his chicken-thief, saw that he 
had caught larger game than he set snare for, and that instead of 
bagging the game, the game had bagged his trap and chain. De- 
termined not to give it up so, himself and two or three neighbors 
took the trail and pursued the fugitive up the river nearly to 
where Sherman's new grist mill stands, then called " Enniskillen," 
and there the wolf, coming to human habitations, crossed the 


river and went into the '^ big marsh" His pursuers came to the 
village, and with some others, went into the marsh, started the 
animal, and followed him down the river into Coopei*, and there 
left him for the night. The next morning our town was all ex- 
citement : ''a large wolf with a steel-trap and chain last to one 
fore foot was only three miles from town ! " All were eager for 
the chase. David Hubbard Esq., soon had '' them same liosses 
that he drove in from ^^armount"" before his lumber sleigh, and 
S. W. Bryan, Wm. Murphey, Levi Krause, and one or two oth- 
ers took seats therein ; whih; Henry j\[. liice, Geo. W. Winslow, 
K. C. Hubbard, Johnson Patrick, and a few^ others, mounted 
their horses and collecting all the dog force at hand, including a 
portion of I. AY. Willard's pack of hounds — the two best ones, 
'Mob" and "Pete." being absent (as w^as their custom, now and 
then) hunting on their own hook — started for the field of opera- 
tions. Good speed was made on the way, except by Patrick, 
wdiose nag was an Indian pony, but he arrived in due time. The 
''varmint" was soon routed from his lair, and made direct for tlie 
river, the dogs close at his heels. Arriving at the ri\'er, tlie 
company formed in two divisions, one to operate on each side of 
the river, and one division, witli the aid of the saddled horses, 
forded the river the dog force was ecpally divided. The wolf 
w^as soon overtaken, his proi^ress being naturally slow, as the 
trap or chain wovdd, as the tracks in the snow showed, whip 
around a tree, and cause quite a delay in his movements ; but he 
would, when hard pressed, make for the river and swim it, trap 
and all, and thus get clear ofthe party in chase; but, on reaching 
the other bank, and striking out, he would soon find the other 
party, who, by the music ofthe hounds, w^ere kept posted as to 
the whereabouts of Vulpes. It was soon found, however, that the 
horsemen could not act effectually in the chase, and R. C. Hub 
bard took the saddle horses, and his father the team, back home, 
leaving the hunters all on foot, except Patrick, whose pony could 
cross a creek on a log, or creep through the brush and swamp 
like an Indian. Thus worried, pursued, and flanked, the woll 
had all he could do to keep clear of his pursuers, but, neverthe- 
less, giving them a long chase. Late in the afternoon, however, 


after the wolf had swam tlie river for the seventh time and saved 
his life as often, he came out on the back part of the Dan. Arnold 
farm, and soon after, the two missing dogs, ''Job" and "Pete," 
being out on their rambles, came to the hunters' aid. The deep, 
base-toned bay of old "Job," and the sweet, clarion notes of 
" Pete " were recognized the moment they opened. Then it was 
time the dogs should "push things," and soon his wolfship was 
driven to cover and barricaded himself among the branches of 
a larixe fallen tree. The music at once chancred — the runnlnor 
bark ceased — and the dogs, in Smother tone, plainly indicated 
that the game was brought to a stand. The men, though some- 
what scattered, immediately made for the scene of conflict, and 
on their near approach, out dashed the wolf and broke for the 
river, near at hand and frozen nearly across at that place, and, 
passing near Bryan he ran after him, while the "IIiitchin\s dog," 
inspired by the example, seized the wolf's liank, and detained 
him, until Bryan crept up and caught hold of the chain, and 
rapidly dragged him on the ice to a bunch of alders on the 
shore. These were quickly bent down across the wolf by 
others of the party, and he surrendered without asking for terms. 
Winslow, who had a piece of bed-cord in his pocket, first muz- 
zled the prisoner (a very large gray wolf), then tied his hind 
legs together, leaving room between them for a pole ; his fore- 
legs were also, tied, the trap removed, a pole Avas farnislied l)y a 
wood-chopper close by, and Vulpes, placed thereon, was carried 
on the shoulders of two of the capturing party in triumph to 
the house of Mr. Arnold. The party on the other side of the 
river, learning the situation of afliairs, went to a crossing place, 
avid soon arrived at the farm-house. A splendid supper was 
speedily prepared by the surprised though gladdened host, who 
had everything at hand usually found at that day, for the enter- 
tainment of his Avelcome guests, except some "old Jamaica," 
(" Luke's best" being tlien unknown), but this then common lux- 
ury w^as easily obtained at the old, well known tavern-stand of 
Isaac Aldrich on the Plains — and the extremely fatigued sports- 
men were made very comfortable, and story and song made the 
hours pass unheeded by, till midnight. 


The next morning, after a good breakfast ( all the entertain- 
ment being without money and without price), it w^as deter- 
mined that Winslow, who was the most "used-up" one of the 
party, should ride the pony and take the wolf on in front ; and 
the company then set out for Kalamazoo — the pony with his 
load of man and beast, taking the lead. After a while, there 
came along a man with a horse and a rough sled, and this 
was pressed into service, the footmen tidying seats thereon. In 
the afternoon all arrived safe at the Kalamazoo House. 

The next day a match was gotten up for a light : the wolf 
versus all the dogs procurable, a game-supper being the wager, 
persons taking sides as they viewed the chances of success — the 
match being that the dogs would not kill the wolf in one hour. 
The field of contest was the vacant ground lying south of Main 
street, east of Burdick, and west of the alley. There was a good 
supply of fighting material on the dog side of the question, as 
well as a good supply of wolf In due time a ring was formed, 
the dogs "all present or accounted for," and the wolf appeared 
in good condition, except one foot, the paw of which was rather 
girdled by the jaws of the trap. The battle commenced as soon 
as the dogs were loosed ; for a while it was mere skirmishing 
on the part of the dogs — they were not used to that kind of 
game — and several of them became sadly demoralized after get- 
ting an impression of the ivory of their adversary. Finally, two 
of the more courageous dogs made a simultaneous attack, and 
others going to their support, the fight became a fierce one. 
The wolf, though surrounded on all sides, fought with despera- 
tion for sometime against the heavy odds, but at last, complete- 
ly overpowered, began to despair, and show signs of yielding. 
The crowd, as usual, being for " the under dog in the fight," 
cried "hold, enough!" and the dogs were taken off. 8oon, 
however, the wolf, getting a rest, was nearly " himself again ; " 
and the dogs, eager for a renewal of the conflict, were again let 
loose upon him. This fight was not so long as the first, and, after 
three-quarters of an hour had elapsed from the timo of the first 
encounter, the wolf became perfectly quiet, and tlie now vener- 
able Dr. Abbott was called upon for his professional opinion on 


the question of life and death. After feeling the pulse care- 
fully, and seeming to realize the responsibility resting upon him 
in the decision he was about to make in the case, he very can- 
didly gave it as his opinion that the said wolf was very dead. 

The evening came in the regular order of events. At the pop- 
ular inn of Johnson Patrick, at a seemly hour " might liave been 
seen" a " goodlye companie " seated about Pat's bountiful and 
splendidly furnished tables, partaking of admirably cooked wild 
game, and choice edibles of all kinds — forming a s^umptuous 
repast. The occasion was a most happy one, and for years 
after, the great wolf hunt was a pleasant memory to all who took 
part in it, and the scenes connected therewith. 

Among those who should have been included in the list of 
comers in 1836, are: Dr Browning, who opened the first drug 
store, (on the site ofXeahrs billiard saloon ) Elias Whitcomb (pur- 
chased share in the mill of Baily ), and Philo Yradenburg. F. W. 
Curtenius and family came in 1835 (settled on Grand Prairie ). 
The Kalamazoo Literary Institute was in operation in 183G ( af 
ter wards made a Branch of the State University ). 

Gen. Justus Burdick came with his fiimily in 1837, and occu- 
pied a dwelling where Miss Patrick's school is now. David B. 
Webster, Drs. Stuart, Ransom and S. Axtell, N. A. Balch and 
Maj. Ezekiel Ransom, with their families, Benj. F. Orcutt, F. 
E. Woodward, Isaac N". Janes, Leverett Whitcomb, and oth- 
ers, came the same year. A fatal affray took place tliat season 
between two men, named Hannibal and Martin, on Harrison-st.. 
second house south of the railroad crossing. The parties were 
disputing about a well they had been digging together, when 
Martin raised a pick or shovel which he had in his hand as if to 
strike Hannibal, but the latter, being the quicker of the two, 
struck Martin a blow on the head Avith a pitchfork handle which 
he held, and killed him. Hannibal was tried and acquitted, and 
lived here for a number of years after. The first Episcopal 
Church edifice was consecrated in September, 1837. 

About this time, 1837-8, the -'wild-cat'^ currency epoch was 
at its height, when the country was flooded with the irredeema- 
ble issues of mushroom " banks " and every cross-roads had its 


'' safety fund " and engraved " promises to pay.'' Kalamazoo nev- 
er had one of these linancial traps, tliough she very narrowly 
escaped the stigma, a bank havmg been organized and the bills 
printed but the institution never went into operation. When 
this bubble burst, as it soon did, ruining thousands of too-confi- 
ding people, the reaction was very great. From the height of 
speculation, extravagance, monetary profusion, and apparent 
l)rosperity, everything fell to the zero of apathy and despair^ 
and at once the times seemed put "out of joint." Money dis- 
appeared, and the era of " dicker " commenced, and continued for 
years; produce brought but small pay — wheat selling as low as 
87 cents per bushel. This condition of things continued for a 
long time, and the grow^th of the village was slow. The village 
and country was very sickly in 183*^, three-fourths of the mem- 
bers of all the families being sick. Horace Mow^er, Geo. L. Gale, 
George Colt, Dr. E. IST. Colt, Lucius L. Clark, Hiram Underwood, 
Hiram Arnold and L. W. Whitcomb came that year. M. N. Joy, 
at that time established here the first hardware store in Western 
Michigan ( sold out in 1845 to Allen Potter ) ; the Court House 
was commenced — J. Burdick contractor, E. H. Ball builder — and 
finished the next season. A number of new houses were erected 
in the village, four of which were on Burdick-st. A race-course 
was among our institutions then, " run " by Sargeant, Holman, 
and others; it commenced in the centre of Lovell-st, at the Bur- 
dick street terminus, and swung around a mile circle of the 
grand plaza of level ground now partly embraced in Bleycker's 
addition to the village. It was the scene of much '^ sport '' for a 
year or two. A w^hig paper, the '^ Western Banneu," was started 
in 1838, and died out after an existence of three or four years. 
Arnold & Sheldon went into business in the spring of 1839; the 
following winter Gen. Isaac Mofiatt became a partner. In 1845 
Prentiss S. Cobb purchased Sheldon's interest; the new firm, the 
next year erected the first steam grist mill ( on the site of Allcott's 
warehouse ), and, in 1849, a distillery and saw mill, on the corner 
of Burdick and North-sts. The store they occupied was built 
in 1840, on the site of Thos. S. Cobb's store. Mitchell Hinsdale, 
Charles Gibbs, Elkinah Walter, Israel Kellogg, Frederick Rice, 


and others, were counted among the population of Kalamazoo in 
1839, then nmnbering about 400. 

The year 1840 is memorable here for the ''hard cider cam- 
paign," and for tlie removal of the Indians. By a treaty made 
by Gov. Cass with the Indians, some years previous, they were 
assigned to reservations, until 1840, wlien, by the stipuhitions of 
the treaty, tlie Government was to provide them homes west of 
the Mississippi. Gen. Hugh Brady, as commander of this mili- 
tary district, was instructed by the War Department to gather 
and remove these Indians as provided, designating Kalamazoo 
as the point of rendezvous. In the month of September they 
commenced coming in, and encamped on the corners of Burdick 
and liansom streets. Col. Thomas A. H. Edwards was employed 
to gather all those north of this place. Nearly all of the Indians 
came in peaceably, but some had to be hunted and run down 
by horsemen. They were all very loth to leave the country they 
had ocjcupied so long. The chiefs and principal men urged 
Gen, Brady not to send them away until they could hear from 
AYashington, they having forwarded their protest to the Gov- 
ernment against the removal. The response from the War De 
partment was to the eifect tliat the removal must 1)0 made, and 
by the 10th of October all Indians, except those belonging to 
the missions, and those OAvning land in their own right, had as- 
sembled here, and on that day departed on their long march. 
Whatever may be said as to the justice of this act, there is no 
doubt but their removal was devoutly wished for by the whites. 

David 8. Walbridge came here in 1841, and commenced pur- 
chasing wheat, paying money for the same, and shippini^: it from 
the mouth of the St, Joseph river to Buffalo. His operations 
here at that time were of immense benefit to the farmers through- 
out this part of the State, and to the village itself, for a little 
money then passed through many hands and accomplished great 
results. Before Mr. Walbridge returned to Buffalo in the spring 
of 1842, he rented the grist mill of Elkinah Walter (built in 
1840 by the father of James A. Walter ), then standing on the 
site of Merrill & McCourtie's present flouring mill. He removed 
here with his family the same year, and for several years occupied 


a house on Portage-st., built by Caleb Sherman, noAV owned by 
Mrs. Longbottom, For many years he was the principal dealer 
here in wheat and flour. His line of boats, running from the 
very door of his mill to the mouth of the Kalamazoo river, and 
thence to Buffalo, carried all the produce, wheat, flour, etc., up 
to the time the Michigan Central Railroad was completed to 
Kalamazoo. Many of our pioneer farmers attribute their flrst 
success to Mr. Walbridge's enterprise and liberality, in advancing 
them money on growing crops, and otherwise aiding them when 
money was most needed. 

There were but few events in the history of our village from 
1840 to 184G worth recording. The growth in size and popu- 
lation, was slow yet apparent and steady. In 1844 the number 
of people in the village was about 1,500, and in September of 
that year the first number of a new weekly journal, the "Micni- 
(iAN Telegraph,'' made its appearance, with '' Henry Clay and 
Frelinghuysen " at its masthead. It was published by Henry E. 
Miller, and edited by himself and Geo. Torrey, Sr. The town be- 
gan to look like a growing place, and to attract enterprise and 
capital by reason of its beauty and resources. The country also 
improved more and more abundantly as the times grew better. 
By degrees new stores, manufactories, buildings, schools and 
churches, sprang up, streets were improved, and something like 
the shadow of its bright future fell upon the vision of the little 
village and encouraged it on its way. 

On the second day of February, Anno Domini, 1846, the trains 
on the Michigan Central Railroad commenced running regularly 
from Detroit to Kalamazoo. From that day the " forward move- 
ment " in the prosperity of our village is dated. Mills, ware- 
houses, manufactories, stores, associated capital and enterprise, 
churches, colleges, seminaries, schools, asylums, halls, marble 
blocks of stores, palatial residences, paved streets, railroads, a 
well ordered and well governed city ( without a public debt) and 
a happy prosperous people, are among the results that have fol- 
lowed that event and filled the intervening years with busy 
scenes. Each year has outdone its predecessor in progress, until 


we come to the busiest and grandest of any era in its history, 
that of 1868 — which gave us a tidal wave of prosperity. 

The patriotism and loyalty of Kalamazoo was fully and unre- 
servedly shown during the period of the Rebellion. This coun- 
ty furnished for the Army of the Union 3,111 men, more than 
one thousand of which were furnished by this town. This vil- 
lage was the rendezvous of some ten regiments and parts of reg- 
iments. The events and incidents of this glorious episode in 
our history are too fresh and vivid in the recollection of our peo- 
ple to make more than a passing notice necessary. 

The increase in the number of the inhabitants of Kalamazoo 
during the year 18GS, has been very large, and altogether un- 
precedented. The extent and character of the buildings erect- 
ed, and enterprises carried into execution are superior, and indi- 
cate enlarged views and increased wealth of our business men. 
Among some of the most prominent of the business blocks 
erected during the past year, are the following : O. M. Allen's, 
and Messrs. Green & Woodham's, on ]3urdick-st. ; Messrs. Ben- 
nett and Cramer's, Bassett & Bates', Chase, Chapin and Jones', 
and the handsome store erected by Wm. A. Tomlinson, on Main 
street. The elegant and princely residences of Dr. Mottram, 
and Messrs. Nathaniel A. Balch, Ransom Gardner, Henry Gil- 
bert, Dr. Stillwell and others, and the handsome stables of Mr. 
Stephen S. Cobb, Dr. Mottram and Henry Gilbert, Esq., are 
evidences of the liberality and taste oi' their owners, and are 
valuable contributions, rich gifts of beauty and worth to the 
village, adding new charms to the manifold attractions of Kala- 
mazoo. The new Methodist and Catholic Churches, very fine 
edifices, are nearly completed. The new jail, built during the 
past season at an expense of over $40,000, is nearly ready for 
use, and is a model of its kind. 

The Kalamazoo, Allegan and Grand Rapids Railroad has 
nearly completed its march northward to Grand Rapids; start- 
ing from Kalamazoo last spring, and extending rapidly to Plain- 
well, Otsego, Allegan, Wayland, and is now within whistle, 
of the Valley City. The ability and energy which has charac- 
terized the management and prosecution of this work has been 


truly admirable, while the success of the road has been very 
great. The company have erected a large elevator, ware-house, 
and depot buildings on Porter street, near Main, and a side-track 
to the Michigan Central Railroad depot. 

The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad Company have been 
pushing the work on their line during the past year w^ith the 
intention of putting the entire road in runnhig order from Fort 
Wayne to Cedar Rapids at the earliest day practicable. Their 
road-bed is nearly all finished, and a portion of the road is in 
operation. The work of the Company has been checked here 
by the opposition of some of our citizens, which has occasioned 
some delay in its progress. But before another year ends, tliis 
important road, it seems probable, will be one of the most im- 
portant and popular of our travel and freight-carrying lines. 

From present appearances the year 1869 will prove a more 
prosperous one for Kalamazoo than the one just passed. Work 
is already in contemplation which will give employment to 
many hands, and add much to the wealth and resources of our 
village. The future of this town seems bright, and is full of 
promise. The one thing, most needed, for our growth into a 
place of larger wealth and importance is the improvement of 
the extensive water-power afforded by the Kalamazoo Riven 
But even w^th steam-power our wants might be much better 
supplied than they now are. There is hardly a point in the 
State that offers better inducements for the investment of capi- 
tal in manufacturing enterprises than Kalamazoo ; for it is the 
seat of a rich, thriving and populous agricultural section of coun- 
try ; it is now a railroad centre, and is abundant in material for 
manufacturing purposes. Our citizens should lose no opportun- 
ity to foster and advance this important interest. It is believed, 
too, that if proper and liberal efforts should be made, the 
machine shops of the several railroads passing through here 
might be located at this place, adding greatly to our population 
and means of wealth. 



Sketch of the History of Schoolcraft Township and Village, in 
the County of Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

The history of the origin of any community, the names of its 
pioneers, their habits and character, and the leading CA^ents and 
circumstances of the early settlement, are always matter of just 
and rational interest to their descendants and successors. The 
means and material for tliis information insensibly disappear as 
time passes, and now, after the lapse of forty years since the 
>5ettlement of the prairies in the south part of the County of 
Kalamazoo, the number of those who shared in the toils and 
privations, in the hopes and expectations of those early days 
are few indeed. 

From such avS remain, from the recollections of the writer, and 
from such authority as is now accessible, the facts contained in 
the following brief sketch have been obtained. 

I^rairie Ronde, so called by the early French voyageurs and 
Viunters, is much the largest and finest prairie in the State, con- 
taining, with what is known as Gourd Neck Prairie, which is 
merely an eastern limb of the same, separated by a narrow, 
marshy ravine, about 2,700 acres. The township line between 
Schoolcraft and Prairie Ronde townships extends north and 
south through the entire length of the prairie, which is about 
co-terminous with the townships on the north and south, divid- 
ing nearly in the centre a natural grove of timber, standing isola- 
ted in the prairie, containing ( originally ) about 300 acres. It is 
on this prairie, just east of this grove, that the village of School- 


craft is located ; and, it is remarkable that the recorded plat, 
with its explanations, contains nothing whatever defining and 
fixing its locality, except the phrase : '' East of the Big Island 
on Prairie Konde." The same omission occurs in the recorded 
plat of the village of Marshall, which is among the early records 
of Kalamazoo County, to which the County of Calhoun was 
then attached for judicial purposes. 

The Indian name of Prairie Ronde was Wa-we-os-co-tang-sco- 
tah, which may perhaps be rendered — The round fire-plain, or, 
as the French had it — Prairie Ronde. 

Perhaps the eye of man has rarely rested on a more beautiful 
natural landscape than was presented by Prairie Ronde — 

" Uefore the wliite marred it with his plow." 

Ascending slightly from the circumference to the centre, yet so 
as to seem full rather than elevated ; surrounded with a noble 
forest, whose sharp cut and perfect line was no wliere so distant 
as to be indistinct, yet so remote that the beams of the rising 
and setting sun seemed to blend in a mist of gold and purple. 
The whole plain was covered, from Spring to Autumn, with a 
gorgeous array of flowers, wliose differing colors followed each 
other in due succession; until, at last, faded and gone, in the 
Autumn winds — 

"Tlie tall, rank spike-grass waved its bristly head " 

It was such a scene of unrivalled beauty that o[)ened to the 
view of the first white settler of Prairie Ronde. 

Bazel Harrison came with his family from Clark C^ounty. 
Ohio, and located on section 2, on the shore of the little lake, 
since called Harrison's Lake, in the present township of Prairie 
Ronde, Kovember 6th, 1828 (where he still resides with his 
son, John S. Harrison), now — November, 186^ — a venerable old 
man of 96 years. With him came Henry Whipple, his son-in- 
law, and a man named Davidson; and the following winter came 
Abram I. Shaver and ICrastus Guilford; and to the new set- 
tlement were soon added William Duncan, Christopher Bair, 
George Brown, Abner Calhoon, and others; so that, by the 
spring of 1830, there was a circle of settlers about the border of 
the prairie, and at '' the Island,'' numbering some sixty families. 


The first township meeting was held on the 14th of December, 
1830, pursuant to a voluntary call of citizens, of which the fol- 
lowing is a copy : 

'' To the electors of the township of Brady, in Kalamazoo 
County : 

'' The undersigned persons, citizens and freeholders in said 
township, deeming it necessary as well as interesting to com- 
munity that a speedy election of the township officers should take 
place for the promotion of our social relations, in establishing 
roads and dividing the township into school districts, do hereby 
give notice to the inhabitants of said township to meet for the 
purpose of holding a special meeting, on Tuesday, the 14th day 
of December, inst., at two of the clock p. m., at the dwelling- 
house of Abner Calhoon, on Prairie Konde, to act on rfie follow- 
ing articles, viz. : 

" 1. To choose a moderator to preside in said meeting; 

" 2. To make choice of a township clerk; 

''8. To elect three commissioners of highways; 

'' 4. To elect live commissioners of common schools. 

^^ Brady township, Dec. 6th, IsaO." 

Signed, William Duncan, Daniel Bacon, Delamore Duncan, 
John Insley, Franklin Howard, George Brown, David Beadle, 
free holders. 

The meeting was held accordingly, and resulted in the elec- 
tion of, township clerk, Christopher Bair; commissioners of 
highways, Stephen Iloyt, Hazel Harrison, and William Bishop ; 
school commissioners, Joel Clark, Stephen Hoyt, Abiel Fellows 
and Abram I. Shaver. 

On the 4th day of April, 1831, what is called a " legal meeting,'' 
was held at the house of Abner Calhoon, at which Edwin H. 
Lothrop was elected supervisor; Hosea B. Huston, township 
clerk; and all the other offices were filled with the liamiliar 
names of the early settlers, A committee w^as appointed '• to 
select a site for a public burying-ground,-' and it was voted " to 
raise a bounty on wolf scalps." 

In October, 1831, Lucius Lyon, surveyor of public lands, hav- 
ing laid what were called '' floating claims" upon the south- 


west quarter of section 18, and the east half of the north-west 
quarter of section 19, in township four south of range eleven 
west, now the township of Schoolcraft, proceeded, by his agent, 
Dr. David E. Brown, to lay out the whole of tlie east half of the 
said south-west quarter of section 18, and the north part of the 
east half of the north-west quarter of section 19 into a village 
plat, wliich he named Schoolcraft, in honor of his friend, Henry 
II. Schoolcraft, a somewhat noted Indian agent and explorer. 
Hence it happened that when the township in which the village 
was located received its separate organization as a township, it, 
also, was called Schoolcraft. But this did not occur until the 
Spring of 1842, while the territory w^hich now constitutes that 
township, as well as that of the present townships of Climax, 
Pavillion, Portage, Texas, Prairie Konde, Brady and Wakeshma, 
the entire south half of the county, were included in the town- 
ship of Brady, whose organization we have already noted. 

These several townships were separately organized, from time 
to time, until the final separation and organization of the present 
townships of Brady and Schoolcraft in April, 1 8 12. For this rea- 
son the history of Schoolcraft, previous to that year, necessarily 
embraces more or less of the history of all these townships, but 
more especially that of Prairie Ronde township, since School- 
craft and Prairie Konde embrace nearly the whole of the prairie 
so called, and Gourd Neck Prairie; and, because of this similar- 
ity of physical geography, their contiguity, and the consequent 
unity in time and character of their settlement, became closely 
affiliated in interest and intercourse. 

By the fall of 1831, wdien the writer of this sketch arrived at 
the new village of Schoolcraft, the following named persons had 
settled on and about the prairie, whose names became identified 
with the history and fortunes of the new settlement : 

Dr. Nathan M. Thomas came from Jefferson County, Ohio, 
in June, 1830, and began the practice of his profession, being 
the first practising physician in the county. He lived on *' the 
West-side," until 1832, when he removed to the village of 
Schoolcraft, where be has since resided, liaving, for a long time, 
an extensive practice, always taking an active part in the poli- 


ics of the day, and widely known as a zealous advocate of the 
anti-slavery cause. His house was one of the stations of the 
'' underground railroad " when the sable fugitives from bondage 
were accustomed to travel that important thoroughfare. Steph- 
en Vickery, who atterwards repeatedly represented the county 
in the Legislature of the Territory and the State, taught a school 
at " Insley^s Corners" in the winter of 1831-2, where a school had 
been taught the previous winter by the Rev. T. W. Merrill. On 
^'the West-side" were also William Duncan, prominent in good 
works while he lived; Delamore Duncan, then SheriflT of the 
county; Col. Abiel Fellows and sons; Erastus Guilford, John 
Insley, Samuel Ilackett, John and James Knight, Christopher 
Bair, Stephen Iloyt and sons, Isaac Sumner ( then Register of 
Deeds by appointment of Gov. Cass ), Abner Calhoon, John 
Kelly, the Nesbitts, the Barbers, Josiah Rosecrantz, Joel Clark 
and sons, Erastus Williams, Towner Savage, P. J. McCreery, 
Bazel Harrison and sons. 

On the north end and at " Virginia Corners,"' were Stephen 
Leverich, Richard Holmes, Aaron Burson and sons, Nathan 
Cobb, John Brown and Dr. David E. Brown, for many years a 
practivsing physician. 

On the east side and Gourd Neck, were James Armstrong, 
Elias Rawson, Henry and Peleg Stevens, Rev. Benjamin Taylor, 
James Noyes, Joseph Bair, John ATcComsy, Robert Frakes and 
sons, William Robinson and the Mcllvains. 

At the south end were E. H. Lothrop, since well known 
throughout the State, many times Representative and once 
Speaker of the House ; Franklin Howard, Elisha Doane, Harry 
Smith, Russell Peck and Stephen Barnaby. 

At the village of Schoolcraft and near it, several persons had 
made claims and settlements, sold out and disappeared. Messrs. 
Smith, Huston & Co. — that is, James Smith, Jr., H. B. Huston 
and Thaddeus Smith, from Windsor Co., Vt., having in the sum- 
mer of 1830, brought the first stock of goods that came into the 
county, occupying for store and dwelling apart of the log cabin 
of Abner Calhoon, on the west side, had now, in the spring of 
1831, built a log store and dwelling east of the Big Island, and 


added to their stock. Joseph A. Smith had also become an 
additional partner in the firm. Thej also this summer erected 
the first frame building at Kalamazoo, afterwards occupied by 
the Branch Bank, and still later as a music store. This they 
stocked with goods under the care of IT. B. Huston. In the 
winter following Thaddeus Smith left the firm and E. L. Brown 
took his place. James Smith, Jr., w^as not a resident till the 
.spring of 1888, Avhen he arrived with his family. 

In the winter of 1881-2 Smith, Huston & Co. and Johnson 
Patrick, began to build the public house long known as the 
" Big Island Hotel," kept some two years by Patrick, and after- 
wards l)y John Dix. The framing of this building by Mr. Xathan* 
iel Foster, was the latest instance I am aware of^ of the applica- 
tion of the old " scribe rule," or the '^ cut and try" principle. 

The township of Brady being fairly launched on its civil and 
political career, let us now take a look at the character and con- 
dition of its inhabitants. Previous to the spring of 1881 the set- 
tlers held their lands exclusively by the right of pre-emption; 
that is, by original '' squatters' claim " or by " floating claim," 
the land not having yet come in market. 

What were called "floating claims" arose in this way: — 
Every settler upon government lands, by complying with cer- 
tain conditions, obtained the right of pre-emption at one dollar 
and a quarter per acre, to one-quarter section of land. 

The settlements w^ere frequently made before the surveys, and 
it consequently often happened that two claimants would be 
found to have settled upon the same quarter section. 

When this happened, from whatever cause, each settler was 
entitled to one 80 acre lot of the occupied quarter section, and 
also the right to lay claim to and pre-empt any other unoccupied 
half quarter section. These claims were transferable, and be- 
came the foundation to the title to much valuable property. 

In May, 1881, the lands in Kalamazoo Co. were open to entry ' 
and sale at the Land Office at Monroe, and of all the large quan- 
tity of government land on Prairie Ronde and Gourd Neck prai- 
ries, not a single 80 acre lot remained unsold at the close of the 
public sale in that month. Considerable land, how^ever, for dif 


ferent causes, was withheld from sale. An Indian reservation 
of ten miles square embraced the east two tiers of sections in 
the present township of Schoolcraft, the whole of Brady, and 
the west two miles of Wakeshma. This embraced nearly one- 
half of Gourd Neck prairie, and during its ownership by the In- 
dians, the settlers thereon were in the habit of conciliating 
them by various means; sometimes cultivating a field for their 
benefit. The Indian title was extinguished and the Indians 
removed west of the Mississippi in the year 1842. 

Several sections and parts of sections on Prairie Ronde had 
also been selected by the commissioners appointed to select the 
University Lands. It was subsequently decided that the Uni- 
versity could not hold the " broken sections," but it had the ef- 
fect to keep them from market a few years. 

The settlers having now, with these exceptions, become own- 
ers in fee of their rich and beautiful farms, a more independent, 
jovial and hilarious company never congregated than used to 
meet at the ''Smith store," or the ''Big Island Hotel." A large 
part of the settlers were from the newer settlements of Ohio and 
Pennsylvania, a few from Kentucky, and a goodly colony from 
Virginia, with habits and characteristics, and to a certain extent 
a dialect, quite distinct from those of the Vermonters and emi- 
grants from other New England States. The doings and con- 
versation of a company of these settlers at their occasional mer- 
ry-makings was matter of curious and novel interest to a newly 
arrived New Englander. Schoolcraft became at once the busi- 
ness centre and gathering place of the whole settlement. Eve- 
ry Saturday was a gala-day at the Big Island Hotel. Then came 
the Frakeses, the Mcllvairis, the Stevenses, the Hoy ts, the Harri 
8ons, and a host of companions and backers, each with the fastest 
nag, ready for a quarter race or a fight, and the fun was fast and 
furious for that day; while mine host's liquor circulated witli- 
out stint or measure. Many an amusing anecdote might be 
related of the doings of these hilarious merry-makers. On one 
occasion, Col. Lyman I. Daniels, who came to the prairie in 
1831, and soon after married and settled at Schoolcraft, brought 
out a tame bear to be baited by all the dogs. While the battle 


and the excitement was at the highest, the owner of one of the 
dogs (now a wealthy citizen of Kalamazoo ), in his eagerness to 
cheer on his dog, approached too near the erect and defiant Bruin^ 
who, with one sweep of his paw, denuded him of much the 
greater part of his pantaloons; in which, being new broadcloth, 
he had come out that morning with no little pride and satisfac- 
tion. With all this rough sport there was little tendency to 
crime. The traveler might pass secure with any sum of money 
upon his person, and the doors of dwellings were habitually 
without bars or bolts, although known to be the depositories 
of such sums as the owners from time to time possessed. 

As Prairie Ronde was the granary of the whole country for 
many miles about, its trade rapidly increased, and Smith, Huston 
& Co., counted among their regular customers, not only per- 
sons from every new settlement in tlie county, but also from 
Three Rivers, from Paw Paw, from Otsego and Allegan, and 
even from Battle Creek and Marshall, the great grain-producing 
prairie occasionally drew customers for both wheat and store 

The commercial facilities of the country as compared with 
those of the present day, were of the most tedious, expensive 
and discouraging character. Goods were shipped by sail ves- 
sels by way of Mackinac to St. Joseph, and thence boated up the 
St. Joseph, or, at a little later date, the narrow and tortuous 
Pawpaw river, and landed at some convenient place on the 
bank, without shelter or guard, till they could be hauled in by 
wagons. Wheat, the only exportable product, was, in like man- 
ner, hauled to some temporary store-house on these rivers, and 
sent down in boats or on arks, — these last could be used only 
on the St. Joseph. They were simply plank boxes, some 10 
or 12 feet wide by about 60 feet long; and when the cargo wa& 
landed at St. Joseph, they were abandoned or sold for a triiie^ 
and the crew returned on foot. 

To illustrate some of the contingencies to which this mode of 
transportation was subject, I will relate what occurred to a car- 
go of wheat shipped from Three Rivers in one of these arks in 


1834; by J. & J. A. Smith &, Co., the name which the School- 
craft division of the firm of Smith, Huston &> Co. had taken. 

The ark had been duly loaded with some eight or ten hun- 
dred bushels of wheat, provisioned for the voyage, with a hardy 
crew under the command of Capt. Mishael Beadle, and started off 
with favoring omens, and every prospect of a safe and speedy 
arrival at the destined port. But the gods Avilled it otherwise. 
Capt. Beadle and his crew had provided themselves with a bar- 
rel of whiskey with which to alleviate the toil and privations of 
the voyage, and had it placed at a convenient point on the shore 
at the head of what was called Mclntaffer's Rifiles, which now 
make the Lockport water-power, just below Three Rivers. Ar- 
riving near the place of deposit, the ark was laid alongside the 
shore, and while under full headway, and beginning to feel the 
increasing force of the current, a line made fast to tlie stern 
was thrown ashore and cast about a tree on the bank ; but so 
far from stopping to take on l)oard the barrel of whiskey, the 
willful Argo passed on unchecked, leaving the entire stern end 
tied up to the tree ; and the good ship and cargo were speedily 
overflowed by the rapid water of Mclntaffer's Riffles, which 
then had nothing better to do. 

New buildings were now constantly springing up at School- 
craft. The Post-Office was removed from ^'Shirland," a 
now forgotten village, that had been laid out at Insley's Cor- 
ners, and J. A. Smith appointed postmaster in the Spring of 
1832. This year the prospect seemed fair for a rapid growth to 
the new village, when two events occurred that almost entirely 
stopped emigration for that season. 

On one of the last days of April, about ten at night, an express 
arrived from White Pigeon with dispatches to the effect that 
the Indians under Black Hawk had fought and defeated the Uni- 
ted States troops in Illinois ; that the fort at Chicago was prob- 
ably taken, and that all the white settlements in the West were 
in great danger, and calling on the militia of Kalamazoo county to 
muster forthwith and march to Niles, the point of rendezvous for 
the Michigan troops. Dr. David E. Brown had previously been 
commissioned Colonel ; Isaac Barnes, of Gull Prairie, Lieut. 


Colonel, and H. B. Huston, Major, of a regiment of nniliti«a. CoL 
Brown, and as many of the settlers as could be got together, 
were hastily convened in the new tavern then just erected, under 
an excitement that at this time seems rather amusing. E. L. 
Brown volunteered to take the dispatches to Kalamazoo and 
Gull Prairie, where he arrived about daylight in the morning. 
The regiment of three or four companies of about CO men each, 
Capt. James Noyes and Capt. Ephraim Harrison commanding 
two companies of the prairie men, speedily mustered at School- 
craft, and in a few days marched for the seat of Avar, camping at 
night of the second day near the village of Niles. In the morn- 
ing orders arrived for the return and disbanding of the regiment, 
as there were no provisions for them, and they would probably 
not be w^ an ted. On this expedition the venerable John How- 
ard, of Dry Prairie, who was present at the taking of Cornwallis, 
drove one of the baggage-wagons. 

So ended the part of Kalamazoo County in the Black Hawk 
war. But it had the effect to stop all emigration for that spring; 
and in the following summer came that new and terrible 
scourge, the Asiatic Cholera. It had no victims in Kalamazoo 
County, but in all the large towns in the Territory numbers died 
of it, as did some of the best citizens of Marshall and Nottaway 
Prairie, and the whole country was full of gloom. 

In the summer of 1834, the Branch Bank of Michigan w^as es- 
tablished at Kalamazoo; and the removal of the Land Office 
from White Pigeon to Kalamazoo the same year gave an im- 
mense impetus to the advance of that village, M'hile Schoolcraft 
remained for years nearly stationary. Several of her mechanics 
removed to Kalamazoo, some even taking their shops with them. 

In 1834, the first survey of the Detroit and St. Joseph Kail- 
road was made through the Village of Schoolcraft, and hope 
was high again. But its final location through Kalamazoo made 
that village the nearest market for the immense agricultural 
products of Prairie Ronde, and, of course, turned its trade almost 
entirely in that direction. No small share of the prosperity of 
that beautiful town is due to its trade with the farmers of that 
wonderfully productive prairie. 


Still another impediment to the growth of the village of 
Schoolcraft is the fact that, although it occupies nearly the geo- 
graphical centre of the prairie, and has always been the main 
centre of business for both Prairie Ronde and Schoolcraft town- 
ships, its situation is not central in regard to its own township. 
Situated near the township line on the extreme west side, it has 
to some extent a rival in the village of Brady, occupying a simi- 
lar position on the extreme east side of the township ; which, 
having the advantage of a very good water-power, has become 
a place of considerable business. 

This water-power was first improved by one John Vickars 
(hence the .sohriquet of Vickshurg, by which the place is gener- 
ally known) who, in 1831, constructed on the Portage creek, a 
little mill for grinding grain, the stones for which he brought 
from Ohio, in a pair of saddle-bags, on horseback. In this 
mill the unbolted wheat meal was made Avhich supplied the 
family with whom the writer hereof boarded in the winter of 
1831-2. Subsequently Yickars added a diminutive distillery to 
his mill of which no good ever came. The village of Brady 
has far many years had the benefit of a saw-mill and a custom 
and flouring mill. It has also several stores, a blacksmith shop, 
tavern, &g. 

Previous to the year 1P3G, all the business of Schoolcraft had 
centered about the corners of Center and Eliza streets ; a large 
hotel and well built stores occupying all the corners. But in 
that year, the '^University lot " lying contiguous to Schoolcraft 
on the east, having reverted to Government, and been sold, an 
addition was made to the village of the south half of said lot, 
known as " Bull's Addition ; " a public house was erected on 
Grand street where the Prairie Ronde House now stands ; and 
the business of the town gradually drew that way. The high- 
way running south from the termination of Center street was 
closed after much litigation, in which the whole township be- 
came involved ; and in the course of which a jury rendered a 
verdict of $2,720 damages by the highway which, years before, 
the complaining proprietor, Lucius Lyon, had himself designat- 
ted and opened, through land, the whole body of which, at the 


time of the verdict, could not have been sold for one-half that 
sum. The consequence was to render nearly valueless all that 
had been done by the pioneers of the village, and to transfer the 
business, and even the buildings, from their old location, to 
Grand Street. 

In 1837, Schoolcraft was seized with that mania for banking 
by those who had no money to lend, but who wished to bor- 
row, which prevailed so extensively under the system created 
by the General Banking Law, and which produced that delecta- 
ble brood known as '' Wild'Cat Banks." A company was organ- 
ized, called the "Farmers' Bank of Prairie Ronde," the amount of 
specie required by law paid in, the bills engraved, books and fur- 
niture procured, and all was in readiness to let out the " cats; " 
but the whole system beginning rapidly to fall to pieces, the 
officers wisely refrained ; not a bill was signed; and so School- 
craft was saved the reproach that fell upon so many towns of 
the new State of Michigan. 

A long interval of dullness and stagnation now succeeded. 
The trade of the prairie was more than ever diverted to Kala- 
mazoo, and the village wore that dilapidated and unthrifty ap- 
pearance which always attends a state of stagnation in business. 

For nearly twenty years few events worthy of note occurred. 
A few dwellings were added from time to time, and each of the 
religious denominations. Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist, 
erected moderately convenient houses of worship, liev. Wm. 
Taylor, also, about the year 184G, erected a building and opened 
the public school called "The Cedar Park Female Seminary,'' 
designed for the education of females only, but to which both 
sexes have always been admitted, and in which a school, 
varying much in character and usefulness, has generally been 
taught up to the present time. Previous to his deatli, which 
occurred, in 1852, Mr. Taylor conveyed the Seminary property 
to the Trustees of Kalamazoo College, under whose auspices it 
has since been conducted : but during the present year it has 
l)een purchased by School District No. 4, of Schoolcraft, and the 
building is about to be enlarged and used as a Union or grade<l 


An event of no little interest at the time to the farmers of 
Prairie Ronde was the invention, and operation, by Hiram 
Moore, Esq., of Climax, of a harvesting machine, known as 
^' Moore and Hascall's Harvester." Several of these machines 
were built at Schoolcraft between the years 1835, when the first 
rude attempt was made, and 1848, when the invention had be- 
come perfected. They were somewhat extensively used in har- 
vesting, almost exclusively on Prairie Ronde, but were super- 
seded by the cheaper and less cumbrous Reapers, then just com- 
ing into use. These harvesters performed the work of cutting, 
threshing, cleaning and bagging the grain at one operation; 
delivering it ready to be hauled to the granary. They were ope- 
rated by If) horses requiring four drivers, and three attendents 
on the machines. Altogether they were most ingeniously con- 
structed and effective machines, attracting crowds of people, 
even from other States, to witness their work. One machine 
could harvest about twenty acres in a day ; and the writer of 
this had 600 bushels of wheat cut, threshed, and bagged, by 
one machine in a day. The inventor removed to Wisconsin, 
where he has since operated one of the machines on his exten- 
sive farm ; and one was taken many years ago to California. 
Xone of them have been operated on Prairie Ronde since 1850. 

In IVIay, 1855, a company was formed under the name of the 
Schoolcraft and Three Rivers Railroad Company, for the purpose 
of constructing a railroad between those places. Three Rivers 
was already connected with the Michigan Southern Railroad by 
the St. Joseph Valley Railroad from Three Rivers to Constan- 
tine, and a branch of the Michigan Southein from that place to 
White Pigeon, all owned by the M. S. &. N. I. R. R. Co. A 
proposition was obtained from the latter Company to transfer 
as a free gift the entire line from White Pigeon to^ Three Rivers 
to the new company, upon their completing the road to School- 
craft. About S40,000 of stock was immediately subscribed, and 
$30,000 expended in grading and ties, when, from various causes, 
the work was suspended, and was not completed till the latter 
part of the year 18G5; the first passenger car coming into 
Schoolcraft, January 1st, 1866. A contract had previously been 


made with Mr. Ransom Gardner, transferring to him the road- 
bed, stock, and all franchises, together with a bonus of $60,000, 
upon condition of his completing and operating the road. 

On the completion of this road, Kalamazoo, touched by the 
unfailing magnet of commercial necessity, at once made arrange- 
ments to extend it to that place, giving Mr. Gardner a like 
bonus of S60.000; and, in May, 18G7, the line was complete to 
Kalamazoo. It has since been continued to Allegan, and in a 
few months will be completed to Grand Kai3ids. 

The opening of this road has given a new impulse to the busi- 
ness and growth of Schoolcraft. Its population has already 
more than doubled ; numbers of beautiful stores, a large and 
costly grain elevator, a planing mill, and a very expensive and 
perfect steam flouring mill have been built ; a furnace is in 
process of erection, and everything indicates that, at length, 
the progress of Schoolcraft in material prosperity will be in a 
degree commensurate with the wealth of the unrivalled coun- 
try by which it is surrounded. 

A considerable addition was made to the village on the 
south-east some years since, called "Hatch's Addition;" and 
recently a still more extensive one directly east of the last, 
called "Dyckman's Addition." All of the original village plat 
north of Vienna street, and all that part south of Eliza street 
and west of Center street, was vacated by order of the Circuit 
Court several years ago. 

During the last year the " Peninsular Railway," leading from 
Port Huron to Chicago, has been surveyed through Schoolcraft, 
and is now being graded along the whole line. The opening of 
this road will give Schoolcraft railroad facilities second to no 
town in the State, and cannot fail to be felt in a rapid advance- 
ment in all its interests. 

I cannot close this sketch without mention of the noble 
record of these prairie townships in the war of the rebellion. 
No sooner was the call of their country heard than their citizens 
sprung to arms. The few who sympathized with the rebellion 
were awed into silence by the patriotic bearing of the loyal 
many ; and the " prairie boys " were always favorites with the 


officers of the various regiments to which they belonged. Seve- 
ral of them fell in battle, many received honorable wounds 
Avhich shall be to their fellow-citizens life-long mementoes of 
their noble sacrifices for their imperilled country ; and others 
have been relieved by death, or still linger the suffering victims 
of the prisons of Richmond and Andersonville. 

Throughout the war the women of Schoolcraft and Prairie 
Ronde devoted time and energy to providing sanitary stores 
and comforts for the soldiers of the Republic, and in either town- 
ship no proposition for raising bounties for volunteers was ever 
negatived. Mr. George C. Munger, of Prairie Ronde, Corporal 
in Company I, of the 4th Regiment Michigan Cavalry, Avas the 
captor of the arch traitor of all — Jefferson Davis. 

Abiel Fellows, of Prairie Ronde, was app>ointed post-master 
of the first post office established in the county, in 1830. Bazel 
Harrison, Titus Bronson, and Stephen Hoyt were commissioned 
Judges for the County of Kalamazoo by Gov. Cass in 1830. 
William Duncan's commission as County Clerk bears date 
August 17th, 1830. The first Court held in the County was 
opened at the house of Abner Calhoon on Prairie Ronde, on 
the third Tuesday of October, 1831, present Bazel Harrison and 
Stephen Hoyt, Judges, and was adjourned ^'to the school house 
near John Insley's, in Brady township." Stephen Yickery was 
appointed foreman of the Grand Jury. The first case entered on 
the docket was an appealed case, George Shaw vs. A. I. Shaver 
and Ephraim Harrison. At this term four indictments were 
found. L. T. Daniels appeared as attorney, and challenged the 
array of the Grand Jury. ^' The motion made by L. I. Daniels to 
challenge the array of the Grand Jury is decided by the Court 
to be out of order and improper." 

The first white child born in the county is, it has always been 
conceded, Eliza J. Wilmarth, who was born at Prairie Ronde, 
December 16th, 1829, her parents having come into that town 
in March 10th of the same year. The parents of Miss Calista 
Shaver, however, claim a priority of nativity for their daughter, 
furnishing documents showing that Calista was born July 29th, 
1829. The first white child born in Schoolcraft, was Helen A. 


Smith, daughter of Thaddeiis and Eliza Smith, now wife of I. W. 
Pursel, Esq., born Oct. 3d, 1831. Schoolcraft became an incor- 
porated village in April, 1866. 


The following poem, descriptive of Prairie Ronde in its state 
of natm'e and also of the varied and picturesque scenes of its 
harvest fields, at a later date, written many years ago by the 
author of the foregoing history, is inserted by consent of the 
author, at the special request of the publisher of this work : 

Ye who in mad ambition's vain career 

Seek for that good ye might have found so near ; 

Ye, who so idly thirst and inly pine 

For glittering spoils of Sacramento's mine : — 

Come to the prairies : Come where nature's hand 

Has showered all blessings on this fruitful land ; 

And, while the glorious scene aright ye view, 

Learn what delusive visions ye pursue. 

I knew thee well, fair \Va we-os-co-tang, 
When the shrill whoop along thy borders rang ; 
When thy proud sons thy broad area trod. 
And owned no belter title than from God ! 
By nature taught, they knew no human law 
Save the mild rule of gray-haired Sagamaw. 
I saw thee decked in nature's chiefest pride, 
In gayer colors than an eastern bride ; 
And oft, as if some newer charm to try, 
In gayer colors still allure the eye. 
I, too, beheld — what well might awe inspire — 
Pass o'er thy face the annual scourge of fire ! 
In early spring, when the returning sun 
To dry the storm-drenched earth had now begun, 
And the light winds had lifted, dry and sere, 
The faded produce of the former year, 
Some roving hunter's hand the torch applies, 
And quick arouDd the darting flames arise : 


Before the wind they leap and flash on high, 

And rise in lurid columns to the sky I 

Wide and more wide the flaming wave extends, 

Till on each distant wood the fiery billow ends ; 

Then rushing on, as if with maddened ire, 

Laps the whole plain in one broad sheet of fire! 

The plover, screaming, seeks some distant fen ; 

The flying deer scarce reach the wooded glen. 

By slow degrees, at length, the flames decay. 

Flashing now here, now there, and die away. 

Lo I now, the scene ! the whole vast plain outspread, 

Black as the pall that shrouds the coffined dead 1 

No tree, no shrub, no living thing is seen ; 

No blade of russet grass or springing green : 

Black desolation broods o'er all the plain, 

That seems as blasted ne'er to bloom again ! 

And yet not all : — for lo 1 the wondering eye 

Beholds a forest pointing to the sky. — 

Full in the midst of all the dreary waste 

Some magic art a sacred grove has placed : 

A thousand times the circling flames have swathed 

The enchanted grove, yet left the grove unscathed. 

Full, round and fair its swelling curves appear, 

No tree is blasted, and no limb is sere. 

Is it the elves — the sylvan deities — 

Keep watch and ward around these sacred trees, 

Protecting them by some mysterious power 

That e'en the scathing flames may not devour? 

I say not, I ; although hard by I've seen 

Strange circling foot-prints on the dewy green, — 

Perchance the red man truly may avow 

The kind, protecting care of Manitou, 

Howe'er it be, yet this, at least, is true ; — 

The grove in beauty looms upon the view, 

Seeming " an island in an inland sea," 

O'er which some demon power in wicked glee 

Or wrathful spite his powerful charm had cast, 

And changed the circling flood into the blackened waste 

Oh, who can tell from any present hour 

What future suns may rise, what storms may lower I 


Or, from the color of his present state 

Predict the changing hues of the mixed web of fate! 

How oft we pass along life's pleasant way 

And cull the fairest flowers from day to day; 

And little deem how soon the bursting storm 

May change the prospect, and the scene deform ! 

So, too, when all around seems dark and drear, 

And the lone wanderer sinks in grief and fear, 

The parting clouds, dissolving, melt away, 

All nature smiles and balmy breezes play. 

And this vast plain that wasling fires have charred, 

All life evanished and all beauty marred — 

A few returning suns and vernal showers. 

And lo ! one broad expanse of opening flowers [ 

First the blue violets ope their dreamy eyes, 

And bathed in purple the whole prairie lies ; — 

Alternate colors bloom and disappear 

In quick succession through the varying year. 

All earthly glories pass away at last : — 

Faded and rustling in the Autumn blast. 

Summer's bright children shrink and pass away; — 

Oh, sad monition to the young and gay I 

And where but late their sweet perfume was shed 

The tall rank spike-grass waves its bristly head. 

Such, 0, most beauteous prairie, such wert thou 

Before the white man marred thee with his plow; 

And to appropriating instinct true 

Long lines of barriers on thy bosom drew. 

Now the pleased eye o'er all thy vast domain 

Sees grazing herds and fields of waving grain ; 

And thy gay tessalated face adorn 

The blooming clover and the tasseled corn. 

And still the eye in wandering o'er the scene 
Delighted turns to that round, swelling green — 
That grove preserved so many rolling years; — 
And when the day-god in the east appears, 
As if rejoiced, imparts his kindling glow. 
Tinging with ruddy light each lofty bough ; 
This salutation o'er, declines his rays. 


And bright with glittering light the village steeples blaze: 
And hark! a voice the green-wood bowers among 
Pours forth this rustic, dithyrambic song: — 


" Ye in crowded cities pent, 

With dust and toil and turmoil spent, 

Hn a way Heaven never meant 

I am fearful ; 
Would ye see a pleasant sight 
That will give more heart-delight 
Than the gayest gala-night 

And more cheerful ? 

Know ye aught of Prairie Ronde? 

What it is and where 'tis found? 

' Tis the very biggest prairie 

'TwixtSt. Jo. and Sault St. Marie;— 

' Tis a broad and fertile plain 

Where the farmer raises grain ; 

By gay greenwood surrounded; 

By leafy rim adorned and bounded ; — 

Yet so distant is the fringe 

That it wears a purple tinge; 

And when the setting sun 

With its softened light is shining; 
Its mellow, yellow beams 

With the purple haze entwining, 
Ye well may gaze admiring. 

At the magic scene before ye. 
For the prairie seems encircled 

By a diadem of glory ! 

How it came to be so big 
Without tree, or bush, or twig, 

— Saving only 
In the very middle of it, 
As designed for show or profit, 

Stands " the Island," grand and lonely, — 
Every scientific prig can resolve it: — 
How by tvonderful upheaval, 


In the ages medieval, 

Or some far-away time now incog., 
By gradual slow gradation 
To its present elevation 

It was raised from a lake or bog. 
By your leave, most learned sages, 
The wonder-working ages 
Have performed no such marvelous luctation ; 
The matter in a fog ye more involve it : — 
The land was fashioned, — never doubt it, — 
Just like all the land about it — 
A grand old forest waved its branches proudly o'er it : 
How the forest passed away, 

Never to burgeon here again, 
Leaving open to the day 

This broad and level plain, 
Need we seek for causes higher 
Than the whirlwind and the fire? 

But see ! o'er all the extended plain, 
See the yellow, waving grain : 
And the sturdy, hardy yeomen. 
Like inexorable foemen, 
How they sweep it ! 
How they reap it ! 
How, with every kind of engine 

That the busy brain has fashioned, 
They attack it in their fury 

Like a host of foes impassioned! 
Here, a band of strong cradlers, with regular sweep; 
See how, like a cadence, the motion they keep : 
The long swath grows behind them, the grain sinks before, 
Oh, the band of strong cradlers ! what art can do more? 
And here come the busy binders ; 

How they toil and struggle after : 
No time for merry song, 

No time for idle laughter : 
With ready rake and nimble fingers 

They tie the stately sheaf; 
111 luck to him that lingers. 
Little hope of near relief 

But Hark! the rattling ''Reaper;" 


Here it comes with noisy din, 
And the grain sinks before it 

Like good intentions before sin ! 
One rides upon the Reaper 

Waving oft the Reaper's wand, 
And every pass he makes 

Lays a sheaf upon the land. 
Now, now, busy binders ! 

Now bind with might and main, 
For the ground must all be cleared 

Ere the Reaper comes again. 
Thus in ever lessening circles 

Round and round the field they go. 
Nor must the weary, panting horses 
Yield a jot to failing forces 

Nor slacken to a pace more slow. 
0, band of strong cradlers, with regular sweep; 
Your vocation is gone ; —'tis the Reaper must reap. 
Now ever as the fields are shorn. 
And studded thick with shocks of corn, 
Comes and goes the laboring wain, 
Groaning 'neath the loaded grain; 
While with heedful care, alone, 
The stacker builds the lofty cone; 
Until complete, the tapering stack 
Defies the tempest and the rack. 

But yonder, lo ! what huge machine ? 
Drawn by steeds at least sixteen : 
Two by two in lengthened line 
With even step their strength combine : 
Four mounted drivers guide their course 
And win from each an equal force. 

Now they turn the hither corner, 

And from the Island near 
How the echoes of its music 

Strikes shrill upon the ear ! 
What does the noisy monster 

Among the waving grain ? 
Here, step upon the platform 

Where you can see it plain : 



A sack hangs at the hopper 

And a steady stream runs in ; 
And the tyer must tie nimbly 

To be in time again. 
See you what the mighty *' Harvester " 

Does among the grain ? 
How, with wide, majestic tread, 
Ever feeding, never fed, 

It moves along the plain'; 
A waving field before it 

And stubble all behind ; 
The wheat given to the sack, 

The chaff given to the wind! 

0, Prairie Ronde at Harvest time ; 

Is it not a merry place ? 
And less so may it never be 

Through right and Heaven's grace ! 
May its peaceful fields and happy homes 

Remain forever, far 
From the proud oppressor's step 

And the iron hoof of war : 
But yearly be the strife renewed 

O'er all the outstretched plain, 
With all the various enginery 
Upon the yellow grain." 

Such is the song that greets the harvest morn 

Where smiling Plenty fills her golden horn : 

o may we see, throughout this pleasant land, 

The rich, ripe fruits of Freedom's toiling hand. 

EiiRATTA. — On page 78, read 27.000 acres in Prairie Konde, 
instead of "2,700 acres" as printed. On pa.ue 81, speaking of 
the removal of the Indians, read 1840, instead of 1842. 




On the 28th, of April, 1844, a Congregjitional Church was 
organized hy lli'w John S. Kidder, who had commenced his 
labors here Oct. 21st, 1848. The Church consisted of 10 mem- 
bers. Solomon Grant and Albert Dwelley were chosen Dea- 
cons. Before the year closed the church numbered 25 members. 
For a time they held their services in the school house; and 
them obtained the use of the hall in the puldic house, where they 
remained till it burned down. 

Rev. Mr. Kidder left in the Fall of 184r). For sometime the 
Church seems to have been without a minister; but finally, Rev. 
Mr. Plollis Russell was secured. 

On the 21st of April, 1849, the Church changed its form of 
government to Presbyterian. It then consisted of 80 members, 
but soon after received an accession of about 25 more. Daniel 
C. Briggs and Anthony Styles were chosen Elders, and soon 
after J. F. Murray and John Gault, and James Bates, Deacon. 
In 1850, they built a very comfortable house of worship. 

Rev. Mr. Russel died in August, 1850. His successors have 
been — 

Rev. Albert L. Payson, from Jan., 1851, to Jan., 1856. 

Rev. Seth Smalley, from April, 1856, to Nov., 1857. 

Rev. Preston Taylor, from Jan., 1858, to June, 1831. 

Rev. Martin Post, from Sept., 1861, to Sept., 1865. 

Rev. E. J. Stewart, from Jan., 1866, to Aug., 1866. 

Rev. Wm. G. Hubbard, shice March, 1867, 

The present officers are : Elders, Alexander McColl, Euos 
Miller, and Franklin Dentler. Deacon, James Bates. Trustees 



of the Society, Wm. H. Patton, Daniel Struble and David 
Woodruff. The last annual report presents the following : 
Present membership, 29; Sunday School, 75. Benevolent 
contributions, $87.00. Congregational expenses, $1,048.00. 


The first organization of the Church was on what is called 
Gourd Neck Prairie, in the year, 1840 by a local preacher living 
there by the name of A. J. Eldred, and early in the Spring of 
1841 ; a class was formed in the village of Schoolcraft by a 
brother Shaw ( given name not known ) who was, at that time, 
preacher in charge. The class consisted of nine members. In 
1851, the Rev. S. Clements, who was the pastor then, built the 
Church which now stands here. At present the Society is in 
quite a flourishing condition. Present membership, 88. Num- 
ber in Sunday School, 100; number of teachers, 12; Superinten- 
dent of S. School, Thomas Griffiths. 


The First Baptist Church of Prairie Ponde, Michigan, was 
organized May 4th, 1839. A house of worship was erected in 
1851. Present number of communicants, 38 ; present number of 
Sunday School pupils, 50. Its pastors — in the order below^ giv- 
en — have been: William Taylor, A. A. Ellis, H. S. Fish, K. R. 
Prentice, H. M.Jones, J. L. McCloud, A. M. Buck,E G. Wood, 
John Booth, and A. L. Yail. 


Prairie Ronde Lodge No. 15, was instituted July Gth, 1840, 
by D. G. M., A. J. Clark, assisted by P. G. Goodman, Selkrig, 
Kendall, D. S. Walbridge and Joseph Miller. 

Charter Members. — A. H. Scott, E. L. Brown, Jonas Allen, 
D. L. Kimberly, S. S. Cobb, Wm. Stokes, Oliver Eldred, F. W. 
Hatch, Charles Henry, R. liussell, George Rowley, Charles 

First officers. — E. L. Brown, N. G.; D. L. Kimberly, Y. G.; 
A. H. Scott, Secy.; Jonas Allen, Treas.; S. S. Cobb, P. S. 


Present Offlcers. — C. C. Gingles, X. G.; G. K, James, V. G.; 
T. Tweedy, Secy.; Peter Oman, Treas.; William l^easer, P. S. 
Present membership, 75. Meetings are held every Saturday 
evening, in Odd Fellows' Hall, on Grand Street. 


Schoolcraft Lodge, No. 388, was instituted May 29th, 18G0, 
with 45 Charter Members, and the follow^ing Officers : — 

Kev. J. D. Bornham, W. C. T.; S. Fisher, W. V. T.; Wm. 
Fisher, W. F. S.; Wm. H. Fox, W. S.; Kev. A. A. Dunton, 
W. C.; J. H. Justus, W. M.; G. H. Justus, W. A. M.; Elizah 
Yickery, W. T.; S. B. Fox, W. A. S.; Mattie Allen, R. H. S.; Jenr 
nie Dyckman, L. IT. S. 

Present Officers.— Wm. B. Tyler, W. C. T.; Hattie Myers, 
W. y. T.; P. R. Baldy, W. S.; Helen Underwood, W. T.; Frank 
Dentler, W. M.; Emma Purdy, W. L G.; Juliett Purdy, W. R. 
H. S.; Lillie Nichols, W. L. H. S.; Rev. William Rice, W. C; 
Rebecca Bogardis, W. A. S.; Horton Langdon, W. F. S.; Carrie 
Hatch, W. D. M.; David Stuart, W. O. G.; Thomas Griffiths, 
Lodge Dept.; Hatty Myers, Organist. Present number of mem- 
bers 15 L Meet every Tuesday evening, in Odd Fellows' Hall, 
on Grand Street. 


There is one Lodge in Schoolcraft. It is called " Schoolcraft 
Lodge No. 118." The Charter Members were: R. A. Rays, 
W. M.; W. II. Fox, S. W.; C. Ousterhout, J. W.; J. Earl, Sec; 
E. K. Purdy, Treas.; J. W. Baker, S. D.; B. Burden, J. D.; Wm. 
Dickinson (deceased), Tyler. O. R. Hatch was the first person 

Since the formation of the Lodge, the following named per- 
sons have been elected and presided as W. M. : R. A. Rays, 
J. W. Baker, J. Struble, D. Duncan Jr., and C. F. Wheeler. On 
the 17th of December, 186G, 14 members were demitted for the 
purpose of forming Brady Lodge. 

The Chapter is now in a nourishing condition, and there is 
much interest now manifested in the prosperity of the Lodge, 
and its condition is as prosperous as can be desired. 



The township of Cojnstock, one of the richest and most 
productive provinces of tlie County was, also, one oftlie first 
to attract the attention of the earliest pioneers. It lies on both 
sides of the Kalamazoo river which meanders through nearly 
the centre of the township, witli liere and there a bend to the 
southward. One of tlie handsomest prairies in the County lies 
just west of tlie pretty village ofGaleshurg and north of the 
river, embracing about 1,000 acres. North of the village and 
2)rairie is a range of hills composed of opening lands, extending 
east and west across the township and north to the IMchland 
line. In ia(.*t, this bluff begins to show itself boldly at Augus- 
ta, at the distance of about half a mile from the river, and ends 
at the edge of the river in the village ot Kalamazoo, or rather, 
we should say, takes an abrupt turn to the northward and fol- 
lows the fortunes of that beautiful stream. A similar elevation 
commences near the east part of the townsliip on the south 
side of the river. These hills are the steps to the splendid tal>le 
lands that rise from the narrow river l)ottoms and are a charac- 
teristic feature of the surface of the county, most of the land be- 
ing high and arable. This prairie, that lies ujjon the margin of 
the river, is almost perfectly level, and is divided among a mun- 
ber of farmers, who justly rank among the best, most thorough 
and intelligent in the county. There is scuircely any poor land 
within the township, and a large proportion of the soil is under 

The township of Comstock was first suryeyed in January, 
1827, by liobert M. Clark, Jr., and designated as township num- 
ber 2 south, of range 10 west. About the same time all the 
towns within this and adjoining counties were surveyed and 
numbered, Schoolcraft and other southern towns being surveyed 


in the summiir of 1(S26 by John Mullet, one of the co-laborers of 
Lucius Lyon in tins early field of public service. The first set- 
tler in the tovv^n was William Tolland, who came to the prairie 
ill the fall of 1829; but, while that beautiful and fertile spot has 
ever since been called his prairie, it does not appear that he ever 
acquired title to a rod of it, though he lived there several years. 
Early in the following year, Nathaniel Mathews, lialph Tuttle, 
Sherman Cummings, George Townseud, Caleb Eldred, Samuel 
Percival, Lovell and Hiram Moore, Lehxnd Lane, Linus Ellison 
and William Harris arrived. Land was taken up in 1880 by Mr. 
Harris and by a Major G. Van Dvv^^er, the latter entering the 
west half of the south-west quarter of section 18, and the for- 
mer taking up the same description upon section 17. In 1881, 
entries of land were made by H. H. Comstock ( very exten- 
sively), Caleb Eldred, T. W. Merrill, Mumford Eldred, Stephen 
Eldred, Leland Lane, and others. Mr. Lane first settled on 
wdiat is now known as the Dillenbeck flirm; Nathaniel Math 
evvs, on the south-east quarter of the soutli-east quarter of sec- 
tion IB; Balph Tuttle, on the east half of the south-west quar- 
ter of section 13 ; Sherman Cummings, on the east half of the 
south-east quarter, and George Townsend on the west half of 
the south-east quarter of section 14 ; Nathan Cothren, on the 
south lialf of the south east quarter of section 18. H. II. Com- 
stock, Caleb Eldred, Samuel Percival and others settled where 
the village of Comstock stands. Koswell liansom and Cyrus 
Lovell were among those who came in 1881. William Earl 
came in 1882. In 1888, Seaman, Bristol, Charles Galligan, Ly- 
man Tubbs, George Wheeler, Joseph Elanders, Jesse Spring- 
stead, Hugh Shafter, Ezra Ri(?e Solomon Cuykendall, James 
J3urnett, and, I think, Harvey Keith, Martin Turner, and a few 
others, arrived. 

The first birtli in the township was that of Elizabeth, daugli- 
ter of Poswell Ransom, Esq., born on Tolland's prairie, on the 
2nd day of December, A. D., 1882. ( She is now Mrs. Sutton, 
wife of J oseph Sutton, of Kalamazoo.) The first marriage was in 
the summer of 1888, the parties to which w'ere Charles Whit- 
comb and Catherine Earl, the ceremony being performed by the 


Rev. Thomas W. Merrill^ the pioneer Baptist missionary of 
Kalamazoo county. The lirst religious meetings were held at 
the house of Caleb Eldred in Comstock village, in 1881 ; subse- 
quently, meetings were held, in the fall of 1833, at the house of 
Lovell Moore. The first death was that of Ethan Bradley, who 
died in the fall of 1836. 

The township was organized in 1834. Previous to the organ- 
ization of the town pursuant to the act of the Territorial Legis- 
lature, it had been, since 1830, included within the limits of the 
township of Arcadia, then embracing the whole of the north 
half of the county. In 1830, Horace H. Comstock, Caleb El- 
dred and Samuel Percival settled at the junction of Comstock 
creek with the Kalamazoo river, and endeavored to make at that 
point a village and place of importance. Here one of the very 
first saw mills in this county was built and put into operation, in 
1831, by Caleb Eldred ; and, soon afterwards, Mr. Comstock and 
Mr. Samuel Percival built a grist mill, near by — supplying a 
need which the settlers in this section of country were begin- 
ning sorely to feel. In the first pages of the history of Kala- 
mazoo will be found the record of a township meeting, and in 
the list of officers chosen will be found the names of several of 
the Comstock settlers. 

Few villages have liad more active, liberal and devoted pat- 
rons — more munificent founders, than was Horace H. Comstock 
( though there may have been wiser ones ) to the village of his 
name. Mr. Comstock first came here in 1831, made large pur- 
chases of land, and returned to his home in Cooperstown, N. Y. 
He was engaged in the Detroit and Chicago trade ( Indian and 
traders', and military supplies, etc.), and while on his way from 
the East, in 1832, he was attacked in Detroit with cholera, from 
which, however, he recovered after a very severe illness, and 
came again to Comstock. He seems to have been determined 
from the first, to have his place made the county-seat, though 
he was aware that it had already been established at " Bronson," 
and to this end he directed every effort, devoting to that project 
his abilities and no small amount of his considerable wealth. 
One of the first things he did was to make a point against Br on- 


son village by making it appear that the river was navigable to 
his. place for large boats, and in 1832 he built a warehouvse and 
landing on the river at Comstock, and, soon after, he erected at 
the mouth of the Kalamazoo river, a storehouse for the protec- 
tion of goods which were to be shipped to and from the future 
city of Comstock. ThivS warehouse was the first one built at 
Saugatuck, and must have felt lonely in that wild place so long 
alone. The next season he brought a stock of goods to Com- 
stock, and established the first store in the town. The same 
year he erected a school house at his own expense, simply ask- 
ing in return that the people should call the village and town- 
ship, ^^ Comstock," a name which had already become attached, 
to the village by popular consent; and, really, the prospects of 
the little town in that year were quite auspicious. In April, 
1833, the second ^Megal " annual meeting in the wide town- 
ship of Arcadia was held at the house of Caleb Eldred. In sev- 
eral ways " Comstock " was a formidable rival to ^' Bronson," and 
there is little doubt but that, had the latter place remained under 
the exclusive control of Titus Bronson a few years longer, the 
untiring energy and influence of Mr. Comstock would have se- 
cured, for a time at least, a very prominent position for his vil- 
lage and township. Mr. Comstock enjoyed a very fair trade 
with the settlers in the surrounding country, who made the lit- 
tle village quite lively by their frequent calls for lumber, for store 
supplies, and with grists to grind. He erected a very fine resi- 
dence there, with handsome grounds, which gave the place an 
air of refinement that left a pleasant impression of the whole 
place upon the beholder. Mr. Comstock also found time for a 
great deal of land speculation in Kalamazoo and other towns. In 
1835 he was elected to the Legislative Council, being the first 
Senator from this county, and it was he, who, at the organization 
of the township of Cooper, gave it that name in memory of his 
wife, who was a neice and bore the name of the great novelist, 
author of the " Leatherstocking Tales." 

But the effort to make the village of Comstock a larger town 
than Kalamazoo soon failed . The removal of the Land Ofiices 
to Kalamazoo in 1834, and the influx of strangers to attend the 


land sales : the influence and shrewdness of the proprietors ol 
" Bronson,'' Messrs. Burdick, Sheklon & Lyon, and its natural 
advantages, gave this place a start which soon put all its rivals 
to rout. In 1838, we lind Comstock described as a village and 
post ofiice, pleasantly located on the north bank of the Kalama- 
zoo river, with a flouring mill, two saw-mills, a store, physician 
and two lawyers. The physician was Dr. King, who came to 
that place, from Oxford, Canada, in 1834, and took up considera- 
ble land in the township. The "Marshall and Allegan Railroad'' 
was located ( on paper ) through the village about that time- 
but the hopes it raised were never realized. In 1837, Mr. Com, 
stock bought a one-quarter interest in the plat of the village of 
Kalamazoo, from Justus Burdick, paying for the same $17,000, 
In 1844, he moved to Kalamazoo, and in 1845 purchased of Col. 
Edwards the property now owned and occupied by Stephen S. 
Cobb, Esq., and which that gentleman has so greatly beautifled. 
In February, 1846, Mrs. Comstock, a most estimable woman, 
died ( while at her tea table apparently in good health ), and not 
long after, Mr. Comstock disappears from the scenes of our his- 
tory, and but a few years sinc^e, saw the last of earth, far away 
from the fields of his ambition, his hopes and his projects. 

The first meeting of the electors of the township of Comstock 
after being set ofl" from Arcadia township, was at the house of 
James Burnett, on the 7th day of April, 1834, the township at 
that time embracing '' all that part of Kalamazoo county com- 
prised in townships 2 south, in ranges 9 and ten west, and town 
3 south, range 9 west." At this meeting, Lovell Moore was 
chosen Moderator, and Leland Lane, Clerk, The following 
oflicers were elected : Supervisor, William Earl ; Assessors, 
Charles W. Spaulding, Daniel O. Dodge, Edwin M. Clapp • 
Clerk and Collector, Leland Lane; Highway Commissioners 
C. W. Spaulding, Charles Andrews, George Townsend ; Con- 
stable, E. A. Jackson; School Commissioners, Stephen Eldred, 
Sherman Cummings, Samuel Percival ; Directors of the Poor 
( an oflice that must have been a sinecure in those days ), Jabez 
Rodgers, James Burnett ; School Inspectors, Daniel O. Dodge, 
Thomas W. Merrill, C. W, Andrews, Lovell Moore, and Leland 


Lane. For Overseers of Highways and Fence Viewers, the fol- 
lowing persons were appointed : Leland Lane, District No. 1 ; 
John Moore, District No. 2 ; Jabez Rodgers, No. 3 ; Joseph 
Flanders, District No. 4 ; A. A. Smith, District No. 5 ; Alva 
Earl, District No. 6. The compensation voted to these last 
named officers was 75 cents for each day while employed in the 
discharge of their official duties. Leland Lane, Ealph Tuttle, 
and Stephen Eldred were clothed with the dignity attached to 
the position of pound-master, though there seems to have been 
no pound or appropriation for one. It was also voted at this 
meeting " that all fences in this township shall be ^\e feet high, 
and sufficiently tight to stop hogs weighing 20 pounds." 

The first bridge built over the Kalamazoo river was the low- 
er bridge, so-called, below Galesburg. It was built on the 4th 
day of July 1884, the timbers of which were elm logs cut upon 
the banks of the river above, hauled to the river and floated 
down. It was a concerted affair, or as it was then termed, " a 
bridge-building bee," to which all the yeomanry of the town had 
been invited to attend. The call was very liberally responded 
to, and a merrier and more memorable celebration of our Na- 
tional birthday, never since occurred in that township. Men 
came with teams, with axes, ropes and other needed articles: 
while many worked upon the land, others stripped off clothing 
and worked in the water catching the logs as they came down 
and, notching the ends, then lifting them into place, the piers 
being formed by cribs of logs. The work was so far completed 
that day that a few men could finish it speedily. The *' creature 
comforts" were by no means wanting on this occasion, every 
comer bringing his basket of contril^utions to the general stock. 
The upper bridge was built in 183(). 

The first school house in the east part of the town was one com- 
posed of logs, and stood on the w^ of the s. wj of section 18 ; 
w^as 12 x 14 feet, and 8 feet high. The first school teacher was a 
daughter of the liev. Mr. White, in 1884; the first male teacher 
was Ebenezer Flanders. The school of Miss Wliite in the old 
log house referred to consisted of twelve pupils. The school 


at Comstock village was nearly a year earlier, and was taught, 
the writer thinks, by one of ]\f r. Pereival's daiight^^rs. 

A few years after, a very good school building was erected 
near the corners west of the village, which also served the i)ur- 
poses of church, town hall etc., for many years. 

The following are among the early mechanics of Calesbnrg: 
Samuel Wilkerson, blacksmith ; 8. Bliss, carpenter; — Spring- 
stead, shoemaker; Charles L. Keith, wagon maker ; K. Black- 
ett, tailor. Dr. Ezra Stetson was one of the early physicians; 
Philip Gray built the first tavern, in 1885, and was landlord of 
the same. The first store in Galesburg was opened in the sum- 
mer of 1837 by this same Gray: he seems to have been an ex- 
tensive dealer, with a toucli of the sensational in his nature — for 
it was Ids wont to purchase a whole wagon-load of goods at one 
time, and when they came, he would put out a bulletin in front 
of his little store with these words: "This store will be closed 
for three days to enable the proprietor to mark and arrange his 
very large stock of new goods !"' 

We have spoken of events as transpiring in Galesburg before 
it had a name, and was merely a hamlet of very modest preten- 
sions. But very suddenly, in the fall of 183(>, its peaceful rest 
was broken by wild dreams of greatness and its waking moments 
filled with gorgeous imaginings — like some rustic sleeper, who 
has heard, faintly told, a tale of the glories of some far off city, 
but deeming it an idle story, hears in lus slumbers the din and 
bustle, the music and the ear-delighthig sounds, sees the splen- 
dors and tastes the delights of a great metropolis, till his heart 
is stirred with a strange joy and his soul filled with wonder and 
the emotions of a new existence that make his past life seem an 
unworthy, dispicable and hideous thing. Pie is aroused from 
his entranced slumbers by the voice of a strange man, who an- 
nounces himself as a magician, to whom is given the power ot 
converting the waste places into precious " corner lots," tlie hum- 
ble cottages into *' brown stone fronts," the little shops into 
immense manufactories, the highways into thronged avenues of 
commerce, the river into a stream of gold ; in short, he will make 
the rustic's dream a literal reality. The listener hears and be- 


lieves ! In plain prose, Mr. George L. Gale, an erratic genius, 
witli some money and much assurance, purchases considerable 
land at Galesburg, and proceeds to lay out the ''city'' to which 
lie affixes his name. The ground is surveyed, streets staked out. 
lots numbered, a mill race partly dug across a bend of the river, 
and the erection of a mill commenced, as the initiatory steps in 
the formation of the ''city." It appears from the plat on record 
in the Register's office, bearing date January 9th, 1887, that the 
original proprietors of Galesburg were George L. Gale, Wm. Har- 
ris, Nathan Cothren, Gideon Matthews, James Reynolds and 
Alonzo Matthews; surveyor, F. J. Littlejohn. Mr. Gale expended 
(considerable money, but after a year or two he abandoned the 
project: what there was of the mill was removed to Kalamazoo 
and converted into a distillery, ( adjoining Whitcomb's mill ). 
Jn 1889, he came to Kalamazoo and practiced law for a time: 
tl»en he went to Paw Paw. It is said that, when he took the 
benefit of the bankrupt act, his liabilities were upwards of one 
Imndred thousand dollars. ]\Ir. Gale left }*aw Vl\^v for Califor- 
nia, about the time so many from Michigan went tliither. 

The growth of Galesburg has been steadily advancing since 
the Michigan C'entral Railroad was finished to Kalamazoo. For 
a long time it has held the rank of being the largest village in 
the county with the exception of Kalamazoo; but since the 
completion of the railroad to Schoolcraft, that village has taken 
a start forward and puts in a claim for ])re-eminence. 1'he rela- 
tive size and population of these growing villages may be ascer- 
tained by reference to the directory of each. Galesburg has 
a fine water-power made by carrying the wiUer of (tuU Creek 
through a long canal into and through the village. It w\as com- 
pleted in 1S48, by David Ford and Ira Bacon, who, the same 
year, erected a saw mill, and soon ailer a grist mill. The fiouring 
mill of Wing iSz jVfason is a large and excellent one ; the situa- 
tion of the river there, is such, that an extensive waler-{)ower 
can be ol)tained by a judicious improvement of that stream. 
Galesburg was incrorporated by an order of the J^oard of Su 
]>ervisors, January oth, 18bl, and Wm. A. Blake, Roswell Ran- 
som and John Flint were appointed inspectors of election. The 


first election for village officers was held at the GalesburG; 
House, on the iirst Tuesday of March of the same year. In 1H()7 
the boundaries of the village were enlarged by an act of the 
Legislature, January 22d. 

Galesburg lies within two townships, Conistock and Charles- 
ton, though only a small portion is within the latter township. 
It has several dry goods stores, live groceries, a hardware store 
drug stores, two cabinet stores, two hotels, three saloons, and 
a good number of tradesmen. A driving park, with a half mile 
track, has been opened during the past year near the village. 
In another place we give a history of the churches and leading 
benevolent societies. The schools are excellent. The profess- 
sions are also well represented. Galesburgh has a very pretty 
railroad depot and telegraph office. 

In 1843, one of those moral philosophers, who occasionally 
come to the surface and inflict their vagaries or " reforms " upon 
a community, came to Galesburg. Ilis name was Shetterly and 
Dr. was his professional title. Fourierism was his hobby and the 
people of Tolland's Prairie and other parts of the county were 
the victims. The story of this bubble is too long for these 
pages. The large building that was erected, and the farm tliat 
was purchased, for the " Alphadelphia Society," are the same 
now owned by the county and used as the Poor-House and 
Farm, the property having been purchased in 1849, after the 
society aforesaid had " gone to the dogs." It is on the south- 
west part of Tolland's Prairie. 

On the farm of Mr. James Hopkins, many years ago stood an 
Indian village, in the midst of which grew an immense apple- 
tree, still thrifty and bearing an unfailing crop of really choice 
fruit for a number of years after the first settlers came; but 
the Indians destroyed it before they were removed West. It was 
from this village on the edge of the prairie that, many and many 
a year ago, the incident occurred that gave the beautiful name 
to our river. We have not space for the tradition in full, but 
the point of it is, that a wager was made that an Indian could 
not run to a certain place upon the river bank and return before 
the water then boiling in a little kettle upon the fire should have 


boiled away. The race was successfully accomplished, after a 
a great many trials by the fleetest runners in the tribe, and hence 
the name commemorating the event, Ke-kalamazoo, " The Boil- 
ing Fot,'^ or, " where water boils in the pot." 

In the great crisis of our nation's fate the town of Comstock 
was true to the last requirements of patriotism. The first call 
for troops found her brave sons ready and responsive, exchang- 
ing the pleasures and comforts of home for the perilous scenes 
ot the battle-field, the hardships of the weary march and the 
discomforts of the bivouac ; the pains of the hospitals, the hor- 
rors of rebel prisons, and all the evils of grim-visaged War — and 
the last rallying cry in the gloomy winter of 1864, found the 
yoemanry of the town undaunted and as determined as ever to 
flock to the standard of the Union ; while the aid societies were 
ever busy in their work of providing comforts for the soldier. 
Under the various calls Comstock contributed nearly two hun- 
dred and fifty men to the armies of the Union. 



The Congregational Church of Galesburg was formed from a 
previously existing Presbyterian Church. Rev. Thomas Jones 
was its first pastor, and so continuing for a number of years. 
Under his ministry the church acquired a numerous membership. 
On the 18th of March, 1860, the church building w^ as burned by 
incendiaries ; the torch was lighted by rum. 

In October, 1861, the present sightly church building — valued 
at $10,000 — was finished, through the indefatigable efforts of 
both pastor and people. In August, 1862, Rev. Thomas Jones 
resigned, since which time the Church has been served by Rev. 
Mr. Dox and others. The present pastor ( 1868 ) is Rev. J. W. 
Allen. Membership, 207. 



The Ba})tist Church of Galesburg was organized in April, 
1882, with the name of the '^ First Baptist Church of Arcadia," 
composed of eight members, three males and live females, one 
of whom, the venerable Judge Eldred, of Climax, is the only 
surviving individual. In 1833, the name was changed for the 
^' First Baptist Church of Comstock," and in February, 184G, the 
name was again changed for the '^ Galesburg Baptist Church." 
At the time of its organization it was the first Baptist Church 
west of Ann Arbor in Micliigan. Its field of operations em- 
l>raced the territory now occupied by the Kalamazoo, Plainwell, 
Otsego, Climax, Battle Creek and South Battle Creek Churches. 
Tlieir meetings were holden at Plainwell, Gull Prairie and Cli- 
max, as well as in the town of Comstock. Since that time there 
lias been received into their fellowship, by letter and baptism, 
400 members; 230 have been honorably dismissed, and removed 
to other places, and to form other churches; 70 have been ex- 
cluded or have died. 

At the j)resent time it is a weak church of less tlian a hundred 
members, but still maintains a regular ministration of tlie gospel. 
During the time, this church has had 13 pastors, viz. : Adams, 
Munger, Bly, J. Gilbert, Dunham, P. F. Jones, Bingham, Jlob- 
erts. Cell, N. J. Gilbert, Everts, Beals. and H. B. Fuller, the 
present incumbent. 


The Methodist Episcopal Church, at Galesburg, was organ- 
ized in 1835; by the Kev. li. Williams. 1'he Church building 
was erected m 1851, Kev. J. Abl^ott, pastor. In ISGS, the 
Church was repaired and enlarged, under the laboi's of the pi-es- 
ent pastor, Geo. W. Sherman. The nund>er of members Avhen 
the Church was organized, 5; number in 1S(JS, 1,010. Jiev. P. 
Potts is Superintendent of the Sabbath School. Xumber of offi- 
cers and teachers, 17; number ol scliolars, 100. 

The following are the names of pastors ap])ointed by the 
Michigan Conference since 1834: Kevs. K. Williams, eJ. Colcla- 
sier, E. Kellogg, H. Bears, — Hudson, K. Richards, H. Parker, 



— Bush, — Bryer, II. B. A^oung, V. G. Boyiiton, F. Fariis- 
worth, C. .Mosier, A Wakefiehl, A. A. Dunton, J. Ahhotl, F. 
(riigo, li. Sipp, S. Steele, A. Biirmgs, PI. ]\[. Joy, W. W. John- 
son, A. J. Van Wyck, S. (■. Woodard, G. W. Sherman. 

J. W. 


Phafkie Loixjk No. O'i, F. t^ A. jVIasons. Held its first session 
U. 1)., January 11th, A. D. 1856. The first officers were : — 
Win. r. Sutton, W. M.; Joseph M. Kidd, S. W.; E. K. Billings, 
J. W.; J. C. Blake, Treas.; W. A. Blake, Secretary; E. C. Sterne, 
S. D.; I). L. Johnson, J. I).; 13. E. McClelland, Tyler. 

At their next regular session, Feb. 20th, 1856, three gentle- 
men were initiated in the following order : L. J. Barber, E. W. 
Gale and P. S. Carnier. 

Since that time the Lodge has been presided over by the fob 
lowinii: officers : 

J. S. Kenyon, S. W. 

D. L. Johnson, " 

G. B. Peters, 

W. A. Blake, 

Job H. Aldrich. " 

0. F. Burroughs, " 

Isaac Corey, " 

A. B. Sumner, '' 

A. B. Sumner, " 

A. B. Sumner, " 

R. S. Vanvleet, " 

Wni Schroder, " 

Present membership is 69. 

Regular Communications are held on Saturday evening on or 
next preceeding each full moon. 

Galesiuukju Chaptkr of Royal Arch Masons. The First 
Regular Convocation was held May 27th, 1868. Officers: M. 
W. Alfred, H. P.; O. R. Smith, K.; J. L. Wheeler, S. 

Present number of members thirty. 

Regular Convocations on Friday evening, on or next preceed- 
inor x\iQ f\iii of the moon in each month. 

185(). E. C Sterne, W. M 

18.57, W. P. Sutton, " 

1858, I). L Johnson, '' 

1850, r,eo. B. Peters, '' 

18G0, W. A. Blake, 

18()1, W. A. Blake, 

18()2, 0. F. Burroughs, " 

18(;3, D. L. Johnson, " 

18(;4, W. A Blake, 

I8r,5, M. W. Alfred, 

18(;r>, M. W. Alfred, " 

1807, M. W. Alfred, 

C. E Dcci 

I. Corey, 

I. Corey, " 

E. W. Gale, 

A. Bartholomew," 

C. W. Cole, 

C. W. Cole, 

A. Bartholomew," 

S. C. Wilkinson," 

R. S. Vanvleet, " 

L. J. Barber, " 

E. S. Cogswell, " 



Galesburgh Lodge N^o. 303, chartered with thirty-three mem- 
bers, January 11th, 1866. 

Present Officers — A. D. Beckwith, W. C. T.; Mary J. War- 
ren, W. Y. T.; Mary Batt, W. S.; Mrs. Geo. Smith, W. T.; 
William H. Hunting, W. M.; Sarah Dunning, W. I. G.; Mrs. 
11. Barber, II. H. S.; Henrietta Iinus, L. H. S. ; Frank Warren, 
W. C.; J. H. Imus, W. A. S.; L. C. Minor, W. F. S.; Arthusa 
Dunning, W. D. M. 

Present membership 75. 

Meets on Monday evening, each week, at 7 o'clock. 


The township of Alamo is in the northwest corner of Kala- 
mazoo county. The land is elevated, slightly rolling, timbered 
with oak, beech, maple, hickory, etc., well watered, having sev- 
eral streams, and some ten lakes, large and small. On the west 
line of the township is a portion of a large swamp that extends 
into Allegan and Van Buren counties, and through which into 
Alamo runs a branch of Pine creek. The soil is a sandy loam, 
very fertile and easily worked, and is admirably ada])ted for fruit- 
raising as well as for the cereals. Alamo embraces no village 
within its boundaries. At Alamo Centre are two churches, 
(Presbyterian and Methodist,) built during 1868. The post- 
office was removed to Otsego in September last because there 
was no one that wanted the office. The township was organ- 
ized in 1838, and was named in honor of the heroic Texans who 
made the battle-field of Alamo so rf^nownedhi story and song. 

The first sttlers in Alamo were : Solomon Case, Wm. Finrdi, 
Julius Hackley, the Whitlocks, Robert Densmore, Mahlon Eve- 
rett, George Kirtland, in 1835; li. D. Hill, John Hawkins, Dan- 


iel Pomeroy, Hiram Doaii, Ephraim Lee, A. liood, 1<S3G; O. 
II. Gregory, O. Bebee, G. W. Reynolds, 1887. A great many 
descriptions of land were taken up at an early day by non-resi- 
dents and speculators. The progress in the settlement was slow 
until 1842-3, since which time it has found favor in the sight 
of those seeking desirable lands for new farms. In 18G0, the 
town contained 187 dwellings, and 943 inhabitants: it had 81 
farms, with 5,271 acres improved, and 8,523 unimproved; raised 
23,845 bushels of wheat; 31,402 of corn; 9,818 of potatoes; 
1,818 of buckwheat; 3,703 of oats, and some barley and rye; 
4,739 lbs. of wool; 15,890 lbs. of butter; 2,479 lbs. of cheese; 
5,087 lbs. of maple sugar, some fruit and other products; it 
hi\d two saw mills, and $20,773 worth of farming i?nplements 
and machinery. Estimates at this time would show a large in- 
crease in the population, wealth and develoymient of Alamo. 

Alamo, equally in proportion with her sister towns, contrib- 
uted men and means to put down the Rebellion. 


The history of Schoolcraft includes the earliest annals of Brady. 
In 1842 it was organized as a separate township, after the ex- 
tinction of the Indian title to the large reservation, a large poi-- 
lion of which was included in what is now Brady. Among 
those who settled in Brady in 1835, were Lorenzo Stowell, a 
Mr. Anderson, Benj. Tuttle, Bradley Williams, Elisha Doan. 
Dr. II. A. Baker commenced the practice of medicine in 1838. 
Mv. Doan erected the first saw mill in the town, on Bejir Creek. 
Nelson Wilcox was the first supervisor. The surface of the 
township is quite level ; the east part heavily timbered, and 
the west half oak openings — soil excellent and productive. It 


has numerous streams of water, chief of which is the Little Por- 
tage of the St. Joseph. Farms are worth, upon an average, $50 
per acre. In the south east part of the township there is quite 
a large settlement of Pennsylvania-Germans. There are a num- 
ber of Indian mounds in the town. One upon the farm of Mr. 
Bradley Williams had an oak tree growing upon it that was 
two feet in diameter. Tlie mound was opened, audit was Ibund 
to contain a human skeleton, and the same debris that charac- 
terize all the mounds. The village of Brady is a smart, grow- 
ing little place. The Grand llapids and Indiana Railroad is 
located through the village and within a short time the locomo- 
tive will shriek its hoarse refrain through that part of the coun- 
ty. The village has churches, mills, hotels, manufactories, a good 
water power, and an excellent farming country around it. There 
are a number of splendid farms in the town; timber is large and 
abundant, and several mills are employed in the manuTacture of 
lumber. The post-office is in Brady village. A handsome and 
spacious hotel also is now nearly completed for Andrew Chard. 
Tlie population of Brady township is about 1,800. Its war 
record is excellent. About one hundred men were furnished 
by Brady for the Union armies. 


Brady Lod(je, No. 208, F. &. A. M. Instituted December 
21st, 1866, by D. D. Duncan, with the following officers : John 
W. Baker, W. M.; Daniel P. Anderson, 8. W.; Eldridge G. 
Dennning, J. W.; Henry Smith, Sec'y; Jacob Krader, Treas.; 
Isaiah B. Hampton, S. D.; Joseph Lemon, J. I).; Charles Brown, 

First candidate for initiation was John Downey. 

Present Officers : — John W. Baker, W.M.; E. G. Demming, 
8. W.; liobt. Frakes, J. W.; Albee Norton, Sec'y ; Daniel P. 
Anderson, Treas.; E. A. Strong, S. D.; Austin Martin, J. D.; 
Jacob Krader, Tyler. 

Number of members at the present time 61. Regular Meet 
ings, Saturday on or before the full moon. Lodge Room on 
Main Street, over Ramsdell Bro's Store, 



Brady Lodge No. 444. Institnted December 21st, 1800, by 
I). D. G. W. C. T. Geo. M. Buck, with the following officers : 
John Long, W. C. T.; Ilattie Leland, W. Y. T.; J. M. Shafer, 
W. S.; Edward Cotton, W. T.; May E. Finley, W. I. G.; Chas. 
Lewis, W. O. G.; Louisa Long, W. A. S*; W. P. Beach, W. E. 
S.; T. IT. Wilson, W. M.; Herman Baker, W. Chap.; Sarah L. 
Leland, W. D. M.; Mary E. Brown, W. U. 8.; Mary E. Baily, 
W. L. S. 

Number of mem>)ers including officers 20. 

Pju-sknt OKFrcKRs:— M. II. Burr, W. C. T.: Jennie E. Shafer, 
W. y. T.; C. L. Rood, W. S.; Mrs. E. Smith, W. T.: Celia 
Corwin, W. I. G.; John Long, W. O. G.; Gertrude Martin, W. 
A. S.: Eugene Burr, W. E. S^: E. T. Trimmer, W. M.; J. Strick- 
land, ^V. Chap.: H. M. Smith, W. D. M.; Elizabeth Smith, AV. 
U. S.; Mrs. M. H. Burr, W, L. S. 

Number of members in good standing 82. 

Meet on Monday evening each week. Lodge Boom over the 
Store of Tavlor & Co.. 


The township of Cooper was orgauized in 1880. It lies on 
tlie north border of the county, east of Alamo. It takes its name 
from the wife of the late Hon. Horace II. Comstock, whose maid- 
en name was Cooper. The Kalamazoo river flows through the 
town in a northerly direction, dividing it into two nearly equal 
]>arts. Numerous durable streams of water flow into the Kal- 
amazoo, the princi})al of which are Silver creek and Spring 
brook, from the east, and Collar brook from the west; one ol 
the Twin Lakes lies in the south-west corner of tlie townshi)>. 
In son)e of the highest parts of the tow^n. Mater is only attain- 

110 insTonr of kalamazoo county. 

able l)y digging to the depth of from 50 to 100 feet. The sur- 
face of the central and northwestern part is generally level. The 
river valley, averaging about one mile in width, is low; level, 
and, in the south part, swampy and covered with timber. Bor- 
dering the valley and in the eastern and southern parts, it is hil- 
ly or undulating. The soil in the eastern, northern and north 
western parts is generally a sandy loam; that of the remainder 
is more intermixed with clay and gravel. The river bed is most- 
ly composed of pebbles, gravel and sand. In some parts where 
the current is rapid it flows over a soft, porus rock formed by 
the deposition of carbonate of lime, and known by geologists as 
calcareous tufa. A rocky formation of a similar character is 
found near the west bank of this river, on land belonging to Mr. 
James Ferguson. The waters of a spring flowing from a hill- 
side form a calcareous coating on mosses and other vegetable 
substances through which they flow. This gradually consolida- 
ting has formed a soft, porus rock many feet in thickness. 

Antiqihties. — On the school section the remains of three an- 
cient fortifications were found, and near them were two small 
mounds which, on being opened by the early settlers, Avere found 
to contain large quantities of human bones. The fine residence 
of A. 13. Chappel occupies the site of one of these fortifications. 
A similar mound was also discovered on what is known as the 
*' Governor Throop farm'' east of the river. Large numbers of 
flint arrow-heads and spear-heads are found in the vicinity of these 
works. The oldest Indian could give no account of their origin. 

Skttlement. — The first settlement was made in March, 1834, 
by Dr. 1). E. Demming, accompanied by his brother C. P. Dem- 
ming. They were from Ilinesburg, Vt. They came by the way 
of the Eri(5 canal and lake Erie to Detroit, thence with an ox 
team to the farm on which the Doctor now resides, on section 
one, east of the river. Here he built a board shanty without 
using a nail, except for the door. The following season he built 
a framed house, which constitutes a part of his present residence. 
Allen Smith settled west of the river, on the farm now owned 
by James Ferguson, February, 1835; he was from Ohio. The 
following season, Patrick Bunberry, Mr, Mason Mathew and 


Martin Tift, and a Mr. Elsie, settled east of the river, and Joseph 
Skinner, Ephraini Delano, Jason Parmelee, John IJandall, 
Thomas Drayton, Thomas Chamherlain, Nathan Allen, Nathan 
Lyman, Henry Babcock, James Goodwin and Barney Earl, 
settled west of the river. These peoj)le were mostly from New 
York and the New England States. Among the other early 
settlers to whose industry, energy and perseverance Cooper 
owes much of its present prosperity and wealth, were — Lewis 
A. Crane, Truman Averill, Philo Yradenbnrg, Yih-oy Munroe, 
Ichahod Hart, William Skinner, George Delano, John Walker, 
Alexander Glenn, Luther Chamberlain, Henry Skinner, Samuel 
Boyd, jVrilton Gregory and Elias Easton. The first settlers east 
of the river ol)tained their supplies mostly from Comstock and 
Kalamazoo. Those Avest of the river from Kalamazoo, Grand 
Prairie and Pine Creek. Their dwellings were hoard shanties 
or the log-houses common in new settlements where timber is 
plenty; mostly furnished with clay or stone fire-places and stick 
chimneys built on the outside. Joseph Skinner states that his 
wife cooked during the first summer by a fire out doors, built 
against a stump. The first town meeting was held April, 1837, 
Dr. D. E. Demming was elected Supervisor ; Ephraim Delano, 
Town Clerk ; and Lewis A. Crane, Justice of the Peace. An 
incident connected with that town meeting, may here be noticed. 
Dr. Demming and his neighbor Lewis A. Crane, were returning 
home, congratulating themselves no doubt on their escape from 
the ])erils of Salt river so justly dreaded by politicians, but the 
Kalamazoo was before them and there was no bridge. The ice 
had afforded them a safe passage in the morning, but during the 
(lay they had been loaded w^ith political honors, these added to 
the weight of their own physical corporations proved too much 
for the strength of the ice, and when about ''half seas over,^' it 
broke beneath their feet, and they were precipitated into the ice 
cold waters of the Kalamazoo. The Doctor bearing a heavier 
load than his companion sunk deeper, but after considerable 
floundering, succeeded in reaching the shore; here he sat down 
on a log, and proceeded very cooly if not deliberately to divest 
himself of his dripping garments ; having wrung the water from 


these he replaced them on his shivering person, and the two 
proceeded to their respective homes, fully conscious now that 
the ])ath of the politician is not only slippery but sometimes 

The iirst religious meeting was held at the house of Dr. Dem- 
ming, in the winter of 1835-0, Rev. Wm. Daubeny, (Methodist), 
w^as the first preacher. He was ever faithful in the ])erformance 
of his ministerial duties, received no pecuniary com})ensation, 
and his memory is still fondly cherished by the early settlers. 

The first religious society (Methodist) w^as organized west of 
the river in 1836. Their first preacher w^as a Mr. Williams, he 
w^as dressed in a suit of homespun, made up just as it came from 
the loom 

The first school was taught at Cooper Center, by Miss Ade- 
line Hicks, now Mrs. George Hart, in the summer of 183f). 
She had about twenty scholars. 

The first Post-ofiice was established at Cooper Center in 
1830, Barney Earl was the first l^ostmaster ; Joseph Skinner 
carried the first mail, using his vest pocket for a mail bag, and 
when this was not sufiiciently capacious, used his pocket hand- 
kerchief for the same purpose. The first mill Avas built by a 
Mr. Fitts, on the west bank of the Kalamazoo, east of Cooper 
Center. Asa Norton kept the first tavern. The first store was 
kept at the house of Joseph Skinner, Dr. Ransom furnishing 
the goods. The first bridge across the river was built by sub- 
scription in 1838, near wdiere Mr. l^orden now resides. Dr. 
Coats, of Otsego, was the first physician. The diseases w^ere 
mostly of a billious character. John Demming, boj-n Septem- 
ber 25th, 1834, w^as the first white child born in Cooper. The 
first marriage was tliat of Mr. Geoi-ge Nicholds and Miss Char- 
lotte Crane, daughter of Lew^is A. Crane. On this occasion a 
Justice in Cooper was called on to tie the nuptial knot, he how- 
ever courteously but positively declined ; not on account of any 
thing objectionable in the character or circumstances of either 
of tlie parties, for both were highly respectable. His objections 
arose from other considerations, greenbacks and boots were not 
as easily obtained then as now, and our justice though now 


among the wealthy men of Cooper had no boots. His manly 
pride re\'olted at the idea of officiating at a wedding barefoot, 
and lie reluctantly relinquished the job to some more fortunate 
dignitary. The bridegroom with the same perseverance that 
had enabled him to win the heart of the fair pioneer now made 
application to a magistrate in the adjoining County of Allegan, 
he of course had no jurisdiction in Kalamazoo ; in this dilemma 
the candidates for matrimonial felicity soon crossed the county 
line, the justice met them in the woorls and the knot was soon 
tied to the satisfaction of all parties. 

CuAKACTEK, INCIDENTS, &('. — The pionccrs of Cooper township 
were a class of people who had circumstances required it, would 
have been ready to dare almost any danger, endure any toil, and 
suffer any privation, for tlie accomplishment of an important 
object ; and the energy and enterprise characteristic of the citi- 
zens of Cooper at this time may be attributed in part to the 
iniiuence of her early settlers. Ephraim Delano says there was 
not a lazy man among us. Joseph Skiimer says, " for a time it 
was our custom to devote one day of each week to working on 
the roads.'' All were considered neighbors w^ithin the distance 
of three or four miles. They were mostly poor or in moderate 
circumstances, and as nmtual dependence conduces to mutual 
friendship, the settlers were on the most friendly and familiar 
terms. Women would walk the distance of three or four miles 
to visit the sick. The business of a Justice of the Peace could 
not have been very remunerative, and a lawyer would have 
starved for want of business. Ephraim Delano says he does not 
recollect but one law suit among the early settlers west of the 
river in ten years. George Delano states that during eight 
years service as Justice of the l^eace, he did not have a con- 
tested suit originating in Cooper. A justice would occasionally 
get the job of fastening a matrimonial yoke on two willing 
necks, and sometimes then had to take his pay in work or 
barter. Alexander Glenn married one couple, and took a beetle 
for pay. Another was paid in splitting rails. The people were 
generally temperate; even at raisings, liquor was not generally 
used. The ^'abbalh was generally observed in a becoming 


manner. The Indians, of whom a few families remained, were 
very friendly to their white neighbors, frequently supplyin;^; 
them with iish and venison; these they would sometimes ex- 
change for ilour or bread, at other times they would accept noth- 
ing in exchange, or, as they expressed it, " no swap/' 

When Ephriam Delano was unloading his first load of goods, 
an Indian was sitting on his pony, near by, observing him very 
intently. The next day the wife of this Indian, and three other 
squaws, accompanied by several children, came, each bringing a 
piece of venison; these they severally placed on the table, say- 
ing as they did so " no swap, no swap." Elijah Chamberlain 
relates that an Indian called at his father's and asked for a piece 
of bread, Mrs. Chamberlain generously gave him a whole loaf; a 
tew days after the same Indian again called, bringing a line ham 
of venison; this he presented to Mrs. Chamberlain saying: '' you 
gave me bread, me give you venison." Ephriam Delano says he 
never needed to fasten his doors against an Indian. Wolves 
were numerous, and the settlers sometimes suffered from their 
depredations. Snakes were not very troublesome, though some- 
times inclined to be more iamiliar with the settlei's than was 
desirable; Joseph Skinner and his wife, on returning one even- 
ing, from visiting a sick neighbor, found a large massasauga 
coiled behind the door. Of the settlers of 1^84 and 1885, Dr. 
Demming, C. P. Demming, Patrick Bunberry, Joseph Skinner 
and Ephriam Delano still reside in Cooper. They have lived to 
see the wilderness converted into well cultivated fields, and the 
smoky wigwam of the Indian and the rude cabin of the pioneer, 
give place to the beautiful, convenient residences of our enterpris- 
ing farmers. Dr. Demming has represented his district in the 
State Senate, and Barney Earl was the first representative in tlie 
Legislature from this town. Where, thirty years ago the wild 
wolf made night iiideous with his howling, the shrill whistle of 
the locomotive is now heard, as it speeds its thundering way over 
our trembling valleys, bearing in its train the products of our 
fertde and well cultivated soil. The assessed valuation of real 
estate is $250,905, of personal property $70,300. Paid bounties 
during the late war to the amount of about -20,000, without in- 


ourring any debt. The population is estimated ( on the basis of 
the vote given last November — 329 ) at about 1700. Cooper 
Centre has two churches — Congregational and Methodist, one 
store, a tavern, blacksmith shop, wagon shop and about twenty- 
five houses. Two miles west of here, about twenty-five years 
ago an attempt was made to manufacture pottery, hence the 
name Jug Corners. Cooper Cemetery, half a mile south from 
Cooper Center, deserves notice ; it is well fenced, bordered by 
maple trees, and beautifully ornamented with evergreens. Its 
orderly arrangepient, and the care with which it is kept, are 
creditable to our sexton, D. R. Newton. 



The Church was organized March 8th, 1818, by Revs. Mason 
Knappen and Ova P. Hoyt. 

The following are the names of those uniting at its organiza- 
tion, viz.: John Borden and Betsey his wife, Mase S. Borden 
and Nancy his wife, John A. Borden, Matilda Delano, Fidelia 
II. Pratt, Wm. Lyman and Susan his wife, 'Mrs. Eliza Earl and 
Lydia Hart, Mrs. Laura Blanchard and David E. Demming, A. 
y. Monroe and I^hoebe his wife; the two last on profession. 

The whole number uniting with the church since its organiza 
tion is 150. Of this number 16 have died, 54 liave been dis- 
missed by letter, and three have been excommunicated. Present 
number 80. 

The following is a list of the Pastors of the Church, with 
the years in w^hich they commenced their pastorates : 

1843, Rev. Mason Knappen. 1847, Rev. Fuller. 

1850, B F. Monroe. 1856, Preston Taylor. 

1858, Lucien H. Jones. 1860, T. C. Hill. 

1861, Rufus Apthorp. 1868, L. E. Sykes. 

1866, Wm. M Campbell. 1868, John Scotfbrd. 



The present Church edifice was erected in 1856, before that 
time the church worshiped in the old school house which stood 
some thirty rods south of the present one. 

In 1862-3, the society purchased for a Parsonage, the house 
and grounds now occupied as such by their present Pastor. 

The Sabbath School numbers 100, and has six teachers. Levi 
B. Fisher, is the present Superintendent. 


llie first society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the 
township of Cooper was organized at the house of Mr. Joseph 
Skinner, by Rev. S, S. Williams, in May of 1836, consisting oi 
Mr. Allen Smith, his wife and sister and Mrs. Gregory. 

Rev. Mr. Williams was appointed to Kalamazoo circuit by 
the Indiana Conference in 1835; preached the first sermon in 
Cooper in February, 1836. 

The first Quarterly Meeting in the township, was held in the 
summer of 1838, in the barn of Mr. J. Skinner, Rev. J. Ercan- 
brack, presiding. It is estimated that on Saturday there were 
present about two hundred persons, and on the Sabbath about 
five hundred; twenty lodged with Mr. Skinner over night. 

A log school house was built in the fall of 1836, which was 
occupied by the society as a meeting place, until a more com- 
modious one was built by the district. The society continued 
to occupy the school house as a place of worship until the 8th 
of August last, when they dedicated a beautiful house of wor- 
ship, 34 by 50 feet, with tower 8 by 12; it is neatly frescoed 
and furnished with bell and necessary furniture, the whole cost- 
ing about $4,300. The society now numbers forty-two mem. 
hers ; the circuit own a parsonage, worth $2,000, located near 
the church. The society bids fair for future prosperity and 

Rev. Mr. Daubney, a local minister of the M. E. Churcht 
preached the first sermon, on the east f^ide of the river, in Coo- 
per, in 1838, near Dr. Demming's, where he continued to preach 


for a number of years. Rev. F. Gage was the first travellinjs^ 
minister to preach in this place. 

No certain date can be found of the organization of the socie- 
ty. In 1861 the society numbered but eight members, now 
there are twenty-four members, with good prospects for the 


United LodGie No. 149, F. & A. M., held at Cooper, Kala- 
mazoo County, Mich., commenced work under a dispensation 
from the Grand Lodge of F. & A. M. of Michigan, on the 15th 
of October, 1863, and received its Charter January 14th, 1864. 

The first officers were : E. H. Glenn, W. M.; E. S. Wicks, S. 
W.; Lafayett Hart, J. W.; E. C. Adams, Treas.; J, M. DeLano, 
Sec; L. B. Newton, S. D.; N. H. De Lano, J. D.; Joel Lillie, 

United Lodge holds its meetings on Saturday evenings, the 
Regular Communications being held on the last Saturday even- 
ing preceding the full of the moon in each month; and has ever 
been characterized by the fraternal feeling of its members and 
the perfection of its work. It now numbers 68 members, and 
is in a prosperous condition. 

Present Officers: — E. H. Glen, W. M.; Lafayett Hart, S. 
W.; A. Carpenter, J. W., Geo. De Lano, Treas.; John Albert- 
son, Sec; C. H. Adams, S. D.; E. P. DeYoe, J. D.; John 
Holmes, Tyler. 


Tlie surface of this township is generally level, in some parts 
slightly rolling, and is very picturesque and beautiful. From 
the territorial road north to the river, which fiows diagonally 


across the north-west corner, the ground is level, sloping easily 
to the river. South of this road the ground rises, and is broken 
into undulations. There is some heavy timber in the south part 
as well as along the river margins; but most of the town is line 
oak openings — on sections 8 and 4, on the road from Augusta, 
south, are handsome bur oak plains — and a rich productive soil. 
The town is well watered, numerous streams emptying into the 
Kalarna^wo river, and one of the Portages of the St. Joseph 
rises in this town. There are seven lakes in Charleston, and 
about 900 acres of Climax Prairie lap over into its limits. It 
is one of the best towns in the county for agricultural purposes, 
liaving little or no waste land. 

The township was settled at an early day, pioneers striking 
their axe into its virgin ibrests as early as 1831 ; rearing their 
rude cabins in the wilderness solitude, and preparing to let in 
the light of improvement and civilization. In June, 1831, Wm. 
Earl, from Western New York, arrived and *' took up" 254 acres 
of land on sections 17 and 20. He was followed, very soon 
after, by Asa Gunn, who settled on section 15; Wm. Harrison, 
on section 30 (Climax Prairie); Lovell and Hiram Moore, 480 
acres on section 35, Potter and Wm. Eldred, on section 34 and 
35; Robert Burdi(*k and his sons Langford, Charles and Alvin, 
located on sections 3 and 9; Robert and Joseph Whitford, on 
section 9; E. M. Clapp, on sections 19 and 30; Dr. James 
Harris, on section 8; Jabez Rodgers, on section 18; Ambrose 
Cock and Charles M. Nichols, on sections 10 and 11 ; Chas. T. 
Clark, on section 26; T. P. West, on section 11 ; Abram Aid- 
rich, on section 18; Joseph Flanders, on section 32; Thomas 
Mead, on section 1 ; Wm. and Andrew McClary and their . 
father, on section 17; Daniel and Warren Spaulding, on sections 
31 and 29; Henry Pixley, Sherman Wesley, Worden Wells, 
Wm. Eldred, Aaron Wells, Orlando Miller, John Flint, Moses 
McClellan, Ansel Shaler, Henry Hopkins and his sons George, 
John, James, Robert and Albert, the Austins, Ebenezer Flan- 
ders, Alva Tubbs, James Simons, Martin L. Cole, were among 
those who had become citizens of Charleston up to 1837. 

Mr. Gunn's house, which all old settlers remember, was on 


the Territorial road about one and a half miles south from Cock's 
corners, was at an early day a lodge for the pioneers seeking a 
home in this section of the territory. When the Burdicks and 
Whitfords came with their families in 1833, they all took refuge 
with Mr. Gunn in the small shanty in which he was domiciled. 
After they had built their houses and moved into them, one day 
the shanty of the hospitable Gunn was discovered to be on 
fire, the flames making such headway Avith the straw roof, that 
it would have been useless to have attempted to save it. 
Whether the Are was the work of an incendiary is not reported, 
but certain it is that before many days, his friends above named, 
had replaced the cabin with a substantial and commodious log 
liouse, which for many years served as a home for Mr. Gunn 
and his family. Surrounding this old homestead is one of the 
oldest orchards in the county, and the writer of this remembers 
as far back as 1842, the excellence of the great and luscious 
rare ripes that "Abagail used to gather from the trees, for his 
delectation, as he trudged by, a ' wee bit bairn,' to the Post-office 
at Uncle Ora Bush's." 

The first I^ost-office in the township was "kept" by Charles 
M. Nichols, on section 10. Mr. Nichols first erected a rude 
log cabin on section 10, on the knoll that appears about half a 
mile north of Cock's corners, on the road to Augusta; soon 
after, however, he built a new framed house, on the Territorial 
Road, on section 11, which was tlie third framed house in the 
township. The post-ofiice was here for a number of years, and 
the residence of Post-master Nichols was, in those days, con- 
sidered palatial. Mr. Nichols was a man of considerable prom- 
inence in all local aflairs. In 1844 or '45 he removed to Wis- 
consin. In 1842 the post-office "stage exchange" was removed 
to Bush's residence, and this place was retained as township 
headquarters until the Central Railroad was completed to 

This house so prominent in all matters connected with the 
history of Charleston is worthy of a passing notice. It was on 
the Territorial Road, very near the center of the township, on 
the west one-half of the north-east quarter of section 16; it was 


the place where the township meetings and elections were held, 
the news depot, &g. Mr. Orra Bush purchased the place of the 
State in the fall of 1841, but it had been occupied and used as a 
tavern, by H. P. Fletcher, (and after him by Mr. Fulton) who 
put up a framed house and two log stables, in 1830. Soon after 
Mr. Bush moved in he erected a large framed barn, 35 by 45 
feet, and in 1851 a new brick house, the first in the township. 

The great rush to Charleston of emigration v/as in 1836 and 
1837, when 30 or 40 families came in; and from that time, 
for a number of years, the growth and settlement of the town 
was rapid. The township was organized in 1838, and the first 
meeting was held at the house of H. P. Fletcher. At this elec- 
tion Charles M. ISTichols was elected Supervisor, and among 
the other officers we find Orrin N. Giddings, Justice of the 
Peace. Potter Eldred was the next Supervisor, and for many 
years was at the head of municipal aifairs of the township, while 
Joseph Whitford was Clerk for upwards of 11 years. Schools 
were established at an early day; the first male teacher was 
Claude Rowley, who gathered a school of 30 pupils in one of 
Nichols' old log houses, near the east line of his farm, in 1841. 
Soon after, the town was divided into districts, the above school 
house being in the first. The second district had a school house 
near Whitford's, built in 1842. The third district was on the 
Augusta road, on the north side of the river, in the Merrill and 
Rodgers settlement. The fourth was in the Flanders neighbor- 
hood; fifth had its school house on section 28; sixth was the 
Climax district, in the Harrison, Eldred, Cole and Moore 
neighborhood, section 32. 

The first crop raised in the township was upon Climax Prairie 
in 1832, by Hiram Moore; Wm. Harrison and William Earl* 
were next, and then farms began to multiply. Settlers de- 
pended upon mills at Comstock for flour, and saw mills in differ- 
ent parts of the country for lumber. A saw mill was estab- 
lished at an early day in the north east part of the town. A 
meeting-house was built on section 34, by the Methodists in 
1840, and then as now, preaching was supplied by Circuit 


At an early day there were several Indian camping-grounds 
in the township, and adjoining them their burial-places and corn 
fields; the principal of these w^ere on the Toby farm, west of 
Mr. Bush's, and another Dear the river on section 28, at the 
latter place there were a number of corn-pits. The Indians 
returned to these grounds every year in quite large numbers 
until 1840, when they were removed by the Government beyond 
the Mississippi. 

Charleston now contains a population estimated at 1,400. 
There is no village in the township, if we except a small portion 
of Galesburg. The Post-office has been removed to Augusta, 
in Ross. Charleston contributed first and last to the Union 
armies one hundred and five men, and paid bounties to the 
amount of $20,000. 


This township w^as surveyed by E. Clark, Jr., in June, 1826; 
the greater part of Climax is similar in topography to that of 
Charleston. The face of the country is level, the northern part 
particularly so, and is covered with a growth of white and bur 
oak. The prairie is on the north line, and, altogether, occupies 
about 4,000 acres — some 900 acres lying in Charleston. This 
prairie is very level ; is skirted on the north and west by oak 
openings, and on the south and east by timbered land of beach 
and maple, which extends to the township line. There is but 
one small lake in the town, but it has a number of small streams, 
all of which run in a southerly direction mostly into Pavillion, 
one flow^s into Wakeshma, which lies south of Climax. The 
township has a great deal of excellent wheat land and is famous 
for excellent farms, orchards, &c. The farm of Mr. J. D. 


Adams of this town took a premium at the State Fair, for being 
among the best in the State, a few years since. 

Among the early settlers in Climax, were Judge Caleb Eld- 
red and his sons, Stephen B., Caleb, Jr., Nelson, and his son-in- 
law, D. Lawrence; the Lefevres, the Lovells, the Scramblins, 
Wm. Richards, Isaac Pierce and sons, the Coes and others, who 
settled upon the prairie. Over in the timbered land, the Harri- 
sons, Johnson Grimes, James Powers and sons, and others, loca- 
cated. The '' Corners " at the prairie were, and are now, the 
"head-quarters" of the town, where a store or two, mechanic 
shops, a tavern, the post-office and some of the town offices 
were established. Now the place is a neighborhood of about 
two hundred farmers, mechanics, business and professional men, 
&G. ; has churches, schools, stores shops, and a hotel is soon to 
be opened. A new building for a high school is nearly ready 
for use. 

The township was organized in 1838. Before that time it 
had been included within the limits of Comstock. The iirst 
meeting of the electors was held at the house of Daniel B. 
Eldred, the same year. The list of officers, elected at this 
meeting, the writer of this sketch has been unable to obtain. 

The history of Climax contains no episodes or thrilling points, 
of interest. ^ The settlement of the township was not quite as 
early as some others, and was longer in getting a " start in the 
world," but since 1839-40 it has improved very much; about 
that time a class of men were added to those already there, who 
gave impulse and character to the settlement and improvement 
of Climax. The origin of the name is said to be this: A pio- 
neer had been looking at various parts of the county, pleased 
with all he saw; on arriving at the handsome prairie in this 
township, which lay in its virgin loveliness, gemmed with flow- 
ers of every hue, and skirted with timber, exclaimed, as his eye 
roamed over the lovely scene, *' Well, this is the climax!" and 
Climax it became. Year after year the wilderness has retreated 
before the encroachments of man; farms have increased in size 
by the enclosure and improvement of adjoining lands; till now 
the citizens of this township may point with pride to their broad 


iicres, and «ask to be shown any finer or more carefully cultivated. 
Thei'e are many ti'aces here of the former habitations of the 
Indians; a hirge mound is yet to be seen, about a quarter of a 
mile south of the corners. The population of Climax is about 
1400. It was nobly represented in the Union armies, over one 
hundred men having been raised, under all the calls, by the 
township. The Peninsular Railway is surveyed through Climax, 
touching!: the ^' corners.'' 


Oshtemo is an Indian word, signifying " head waters,'' signifi- 
cant of the fact that it has a high elevation, there being scarce- 
ly a running stream in the whole township. Springs are nu 
merous in the outskirts of the township, from wliich small 
streams take tiieir rise — and a few small lakes, some wiih out- 
lets, others without, are scattered through the town. A proof 
of its great elevation is found in the fact that the Michigan Cen- 
tral llailroad, reaches one of its highest altitudes in j:>assing 
through the southern tier of sections of Oshtemo — the highest 
point being about 200 feet above the river. 

Oshtemo was set otf from Kalamazoo and organized as an in- 
dependent township in the spring of 1888, having been author- 
ized by the Legislature of tlie preceeding ^^'inter. Several names 
having been urged with which to christen the new township, 
our member, to show no partiality, declined them all, and gave 
the present name ; it is supposed to have been named by Mr. 
Hammond, cashier of the Branch of the Bank of Michigan then 
in operation at Kalamazoo. 

The first settlements made in this town were made about the 
same time on Grand and Genesee Prairies ; and about the year 

lS:20-'>0, Enocli Harris and tiimily settled on Genesee Prairie, 
making the first selection of a quarter section in 1829, bringing 
apple seed witli him from vvhicli lie raised Ids present orcliard. 
whicli is probably the oldest oi'chard in the connty. The next 
settlers on Genesee Prairie were three young men from Genesee 
county, N. Y., wlio gave the name to the prairie. These three 
men who took the balance of the prairie were Elias Cooley. 
Anthony Cooley, and a brother-indaw of the latter, Mr. Smith. 
The new comers found themselves in the dilema of each wish- 
ing the first selection, but the matter was finally disposed of by 
i-eferring the division to Mr. Harris, who was xqij sncc^essful in 
satisfying all parties — Mr. Smith taking the part that is now in 
j)OSsession of the Price family ; Elias Cooley took what was^ 
subsequently known as the Norris farm, and Anthony Cooley 
took the land adjoining north, now owned by Ealch and Hinds. 

Mr. Harris and wife are now in a I'ipe old age, with plenty of 
the comforts of this life to help them in the down grade. Mr. 
Harris belongs to the prescribed race, but he enjoys the respect 
and reccJii'd of his neisfhbors. 

The subsequent early settlers on this Prairie were John Has- 
call (father of Yolney Hascall, Esq., of Kalamazoo, ) and family, 
whose farm is now occupied by K. Balch ; Mi*. Hunt, who sold 
in 188G or 1837 toNiel Hinds and Clark Kellogg: a Mr. Wild. 
and Mr. Atwater, fatlier of (). C. Atwater. .Mr. Hascall and Mi-. 
Atwater liave been dead many years. N'early connec^ted with 
the settlement of this prairie, are the early pioneers, Isaac (ubbs 
and his brother, Wni. C. (xibbs, whose inipi'ovements make the 
connection between this and Grand Prairie on the noi'th: theii' 
first settlement was on the south end of Grand Praii-ie, and much 
of the oi-iginal purchase is still in their fannly. Wm. C. (iild)s 
and wife have been dead many years. 

The first settlement on Grand Pi-aii'ie in Oshtemo, was made 
by Benjamin Drake, formerly from Pennsylvania, in 1S:](); Mr. 
Conway, of Dexter in this State, squatted on the claim a few 
months previous, and on tlie arrival of Mi-. Drake, sold his 
chance to him, it is the same spot that is now occupied by the 
same owner. The Potawattomie Indians cultivated land in the 


same enclosure which Mr. Drake first made, having a previous 
possession; they were not disturbed, but remained until they 
volmitarily removed, the convenience of the timbered land to 
tliem for the manufacture of maple sugar was lai'gely improved, 
as it was subsequently by the wliite settlers. The great difficul- 
ty of obtaining water for culinary purposes was overcome in 
the sap-running season by the use of sap for cooking and other 
purposes. The manufacture of sugar was, for many years, an 
important business with those who owned timber on the west 
of the Prairie. Daniel Wilmarth, Wm. Duncan and ]\[r. Fel- 
lows pre-empted the lands north of JMr. Drake's soon after. Mr, 
Wilmarth having settled on Prairie llonde, afterwards removed 
to (Jrand Prairie, about ISoO, and remained (with the exception 
of a few years absence at Terre Haute) on the prairie until his 
death, in September, 1851. John P. Marsh took up a farm on 
the south of ]\[r. Drake's about 1885, the same now occupied by 
Albert Latta. Mr. Keyes also settled soutli of Mr. Drake on 
land now owned by George A. Goodridge. East of the Oshte- 
mo line on Grand Prairie, and making part of the settlement we 
liave been describing, was the early settlers, Seth Taft ( on prop- 
erty now owned by Jonathan Taintor), Janu's Parker ( on the 
farm now owned by Kichard Fletcher), and John P. Alarsh and 
Samuel II. Ivansom (on the firm subsequently owned and occu- 
])ied by 1^\ W. Gurtenius as early as IS'i'VG, and now occupied 
by G. G. C'Urtenius. Mi*. Taft removed to Salt Lake Valley with 
the exodus of the .Moi-mons, and died since l-GlJ; John 1^. Marsh 
also died about the same time. This brings our brief history 
down to the land s])eculati()n mania that culminated in 18o7-8. 
Settlements were being pushed into the oj)enings west of the 
juairie as early as LSoO. Augustus and Austin Euell andGharles 
11. Ilurd, took u]) land one mile west of the prairie, and still 
occupy it, except Mr. Ilurd, whose farm is now owned by Isaac 
S. Dean. Henry Sparks and Ktlian ]M. Lake took up land next 
west. The next oj)ening was that of Wm. Thayer, near the 
west line of the town. The "PottersfieW had received its 
name from the circumstance of tlie burial of twins of a squatter 
family by the name of Williams, who spent a short time there 

1S2 (nsmiiY of kala^i'azoo (^oc.vtv. 

on public land, then built a shauty, then vacated it, and the land 
was 8ubse(juently entered hj I), J. l^iersons. Mr. Piersons was 
also a resident of the south end of Grand l^rairie, as was also 
Mr. Dunn, who sul)sequently sold to the Gibbs brothei'S. Aaron 
and Lovett Eames settled on the pi-airie in 1835, and Aaron 
Eames set the first orchard thereon. To the family of Mr. Wil- 
marth is the county indel)ted for the first wliite child born in 
the county. Allen and Ira Smith occupied the farms since 
owned by Kingsley, Baker and Harris. Alonzo Wyman, Hen- 
ry Montague, Moses Kingsley, Nathan and kSolomon Forbes, 
and Ansel SnoWs all settled on the north end of the prairie in 
1(S37, all of w^hom are still living except ]\[r. Snow, who died in 
October, 1864 — and the year following John ]>aker, T. Strong, 
and II. Randolph came. Dewit liansom and ISlv. Eushnell were 
the original settlers of Pottersfield. 

Until about 1850, Oshtemo had neither church, tavern, store, 
mill, clergyman, physician, lawyer, or post-office — except that 
a small tavern Avas kept on the territorial road, near Oshtemo 
station, known as the " White House,'* and owned by Col. Hus- 
ton. At the present time '' Oshtemo Station " is a small place 
of some pretensions, with a neat, commodious Methodist Church, 
a post-office, several stores, and the usunl mech^inic shops. Thv' 
proximity of the eastern portion of the townshi]) to Kalamazoo 
is such that much of the mech;inical as well as professional bus- 
iness is done there. In niattei-s of ecbhNition. little had been 
done till 1837-8, tlie only organized school district west of Kal- 
amazoo (now village) embraced Gi-and and (4eneseo Prairies, 
and as far west as there were settlers, A log school liouse was 
built on Drake's land as early as iSof), which was all the scliool- 
house the town could claim till a district was formed on Gene- 
see Prairie under the auspices of Price, Hascall, Gibbs, Kellogg, 
Hinds, Atwater and otliers. In 1840, a new house was buih 
by Wyman, Curtenius, ]\Iontague, Strong, llandolj)!), Karnes, 
Wilmarth and Kingsley on Grand Prairie, by subscription, and 
a new^ impetus was given to the cause of edu.cation by the then 
increasing population ; the house then built was used 25 years 
when it was removed to give place to the model schooldiouse 


of the county ( outside oftlie village), built of brick, witli base- 
ment and furnace, and furnished with all the modern improve- 
ments and conveniences. The frame school house of 1840 cost 
about S'2,000, which at that day was as great an etibrt as tlie 
building of the present house at a cost of $4,000. District No. 
H, was organized in tlie Ilurd and J3uell settlement when there 
were but eight scholars in it; a rude log dwelling answered the 
double purpose of a school-house and town-liouse for a number 
of years, being used forliolding elections as well as schools, un- 
til the school po})ulation outgrew its dimensions and seven enter- 
prising citizens united and built the framed school house which 
was replaced in 1HG7 by a large, spacious and convenient brick 
edifice, having had for the past 10 to 15 years the largest school 
census of any district in the town — the present ediiice cost 
§4,000. Districts were organized as the town became settled 
and the demand was pressing for educational facilities until the 
town numbers 13 districts; nearly all of them have embraced 
the princii)al of sustaining education by direct taxation of prop- 
erty, and some of the more advanced have taken the additional 
step in dispensing with the requirement of the teacher '' board- 
ing around.'' 

There no burial <j,'i'ound nearer than Kalamazoo, in 1844 
n moN emenl was oi'iginated with the settlement on Grand I^rai- 
»ie for securing a suitable piece of land for that purpose, which, 
.1 1 though being situated in Kalamazoo, is occupied mainly by 
the citizens oi' Oshtemo as a cemetei'y, and forms part of the his- 
tory of Oslitemo — a piece of ground was obtained of Moses 
Kingsley in 1^11, which was laid off into lots and alleys, and 
lots numbered, and an organization was etlected in accordance 
with the laws of the State. Ebenezer Askins was the first per- 
son buried in the newly consecrated ground in August, 1843; 
Mrs. Loomis, soon after, and on the 12th of January, 1844, Mrs. 
Hannah Kingsley (two children had previously been buried on 
the farm of Moses Kingsley ; one, his infjmt son, was removed 
to the new cemetery and buried by the side of his mother, 1844 ). 
These three persons were buried previous to the organization of 
the Grand Prairie Cemetery Association. The ground was 


subsequently enclosed, and now contains 200 graves. For sev- 
eral years tliis was the only cemetery in this vicinity, and huriids 
were made here of deatlis which occurred miles distant. A 
cemetery was set apart on Genesee Praii-ie, about the same thne, 
and since then, another on sec. 18, in the west part of the town. 

Benjamin Drake took possession of his farm in September, 
1883, on Grand Prairie, followed soon after by Laban Key es, Al- 
len and Ira Smith. Mr. Drake's family claim to have named 
" Pottersfield " from the circumstance of Mr. Bushnell, the first 
settler, liaving made rude articles of clay found there for domes 
tic use. Mr. Drake ploughed the first furrow on Grand Prairie. 
Daniel Wilmarth quarried stone and made rude grind-stones. 
The first school taught in Oshtemo was by Miss Lois Smith, at 
the north end of the pi'airie ; the teacher is still a resident of 
the county. The first milling was done at White Pigeon, a 
mill was soon afterwards built at Flowerfield, then one at Com- 
stock, and in 1886, Anthony Cooley's new mill at the bridge in 
Kalamazoo relieved the early settler of distant trips to mill. A 
small mill was built by Esq. Barber in 1S84, on the site of the 
mill now owned by Merrill <fc McCourtie, on the south line 
of this town — with stones made of our common field stones, a 
centre revolving stone, sugar loaf in shape, 18 inches long, 1*2 
inches in diameter at the base did some business, without a bolt. 
The first death of a white person in Oshtemo was an infant son 
of Moses Kingsley, who died in. Api'il, 1887. Benjamin Drake 
built the first barn. 

In 1888-9 produce was very low; seed wheat and oats in 1S87 
cost $2 per bushel — the crop sold from -lOc to TTx*. Iron and 
nails sold for 17)0 per pound; the settlings of molasses sold for 
sugar at 2^)c. per lb; it required 8 to 4 bushels of wheat to buy 
1 lb. of tea. Hardware and groceries were held for cash only, 
while dry goods would sell for produce. Wheat was as low as 
81|^ cents per bushel, corn, 15; Potatoes, 12-i-; Pork, !-?> to li^c. 
per pourul. ]\[oney commanded 40 to 50 per cent, interest ( tlie 
writer paid both prices to persons now living in Kalamazoo): 
the cash market for wheat was at St. Joseph, where it brought 
C)'2rT cents per busliel. 


Tlie population of Oshlerno is estimated at 1050. From Sep* 
tember H)th, ISO.-), till tlie close of the war, the township fiir- 
nislieil 01 men for the army. The mmiher of its enlisted men 
l>revioiis to that time is estimated at from 20 to '25. 



There is but one religious society in Oshtemo, viz. : Tlie 
Methodist Episcopal. Oshtemo circuit was organized in tlie 
fall of 1853; George Wilson the first preacher. The church 
edifice (at Oshtemo Side-Track) was built in 1861; D. P. La- 
tham is the present pastor. There are three otlier preaching- 
places in the town, viz. : at the Hurd schooMiouse, the Coleman 
sclioolhouse, and at the Overacker or Buckhout school-house. 
Also, one in Portage that is supplied from Oshtemo. Number 
of members in the society, 105 ; seven Sunday Schools with 480 


This township lies west of Climax and south of Comstock ; 
is level, and is generally timbered land. There is a strip about 
one mile wide commencing on the north west corner and run* 
ning east, of heavy timber, consisting of beech, maple, basswood, 
elm, etc.; and there is another belt of timber of similar charac- 
ter along the valley of a creek running in from Climax, in a 
westerly then southerly direction, emptying into Indian lake. In 
the south and west parts of the tow^n are oak openings. The soil 


of the limbered land is clayey ; there are a iiiiniber of excellent 
farms in the township, among which is the farm of the late 
Hon. D. S. Walbridge. 

The first settler in Pavilion was Caleb Vorce wlio located on 
section 2, in the year 1834. ISlext after liim was Chester John- 
son, who built a cabin on section G, but only remained a few 
weeks, and then sold oat to the third comer, Mr. Elijah Smith, 
(who came in June, 1835 ). Mr. Smith, father of Elijah L.. 
many years supervisor, and prominent in the local affaiis, oi* 
Pavilion, — entered land on sections G and 7. Jacob Pamsdell 
and G. M. Blodgett came in the flxll of the same year. The 
next who came into the town wx^re, John Erancisco, Charles 
Ackerly, Warner Walker, David McKain, Wm. Earl, and sons, 
A. and H. Chipman, Gould Richai'dson, A. B. Nash, and others. 
A family by the name of Calhoun arrived in 188G: the fathei 
and mother were taken sick and died soon after, and were bui- 
ied on the north shore of Indian Lake. The sons and daughters 
then returned to the east. 

The township was organized in 18oG, and included the then 
unorganized township of Portage. The first election was held 
at the house of Moses Austin in Portage. The first election in 
Pavilion was held at the house of A. A. U|)soi}. on section '2iK 
now owned by E. Osborn. Tlie first school was taught, in ISIU. 
at McKain's Cornei-s, by Miss Olive Smitli (now Mrs. Chambei*- 
lain), the school numbering 17 pupils. Mc.KainV Corners con 
tain a school-house, wagon and blacksmith shops, post-office, a 
physician ( Dr. Bradshaw ), &c. There are eight school dis- 
tricts in the town; a grist mill, near the east line; and a saw mill 
( known as the Lyman Earl mill). The ])opulation is estimated 
at 1,800. There is a steady influx of new settlers, and the in- 
quiry for lands, and houses, is quite active. The line of the 
Peninsular Railway is surveyed through the Walbridge farm. 
Ninety men were furnished by the town foi- the army during 
the Rebellion. The average value of land, per acre, is al)out 
$50 per acre. There are seven lakes in the town. 

lilSrOKY OK KALA.MA/(>(.> COrN'l'V. K>7 

POKl AGi: 

J^)rtaui' lies cliiectly south of Kalamazoo; the eoi'ners of the 
four towns. C'oiustoek, Pavilion, Portage and Kalamazoo, com- 
ing together, make the exaet geographical centre of the county. 
Portage owes its irame to ]^)l•tage creek which flows through it. 
so called because it u as formerly used by the Indians and fui' 
traders, from which they embarked and transported their ca- 
noes to some neigliboring lake oi- creek, and tlms passed l)e- 
iween the Ivalamazoo and r^t. Joseph I'ivers. The sti*eam emp- 
ties into the Kalamazoo, after being numei'ousl}' dannned, turn- 
ing the wheels of halfa-dozen mills, and making itself otherwise 
useful. The town is generally level, w^ith some hills; oak open- 
ings is the prevailing character of its surlace. It lias a nund)er 
of huge lakes, and is otlierwise well Avatered ; soil, generally a 
sandy loam, very })roductive. Dry l^airie and Indian Fields are 
in l\)itage. and their names sufiiciently describe their character. 

The iirst settlement in the township seems to have been made 
as early as ISoO, a man named Herring having erected a cabin 
near the west line of the town in that year. The same season 
a ^\v. ]\Iead built a log tavern in that vicinity which he kept for 
several years. William Harris moved from Kalamazoo into the 
same neighborhood. In IS;>1 a settlement was commenced on 
Indian Fields, by Jonas Woodard, — I}utler, and Job Meyers. 
The same year, John K. Howard and his sons Iloceter and Steph- 
en; and Arad and Thomas Cooley, settled on Dry Prairie and 
were joined tlie next season by Caleb Sweetland, Deacon East- 
land and his sons Josepli, Sjmiuel and John ; Moses Austin and 
his sons, William G. and Penjamin F., settled at Austin's Lake, 
wdtere, in the sunnner of I800, JVFr. Austin erected a log tavern. 

]))!^ fns'n>r;v of KM.AMA'/.tjn an- sty, 

:ind kept it for rnaiiy years. A public house is still oj)en there. 
Thomas Chaffee settled on the Indian Fields in 18o2. 

In lS;)f),Rnssell Harris, Elijali IJoot, Estes Bradbury /IvosweH 
Page, and liOt North, witli their iamilies, arrived and settled in 
the vicinity of Porta<.^e Creek, west of Indian Fields, liuel 
Stai', Deacon Dodson, and Otis Pitts came about tlie same time. 
The following are some of the early settlers of Portage : Alison 
Kinne, Martin Lothrop, Elihu Russell, Isaac A. Brooks, Wid- 
ow Wattles and her sons jVIyrtle, Stephen and George; Harmon 
Sherw'oody Joseph Beckley. Fbenezer Durkee, Charles Cutler, 
Samxiel Crooks, the Trumbulls, Enocli French. 

The pioneers had many difficulties to contend with. Most of 
them were weeks on their way; and, arriving at their destina- 
tion, were obliged to occupy the same lodging ttiey had had (bn*- 
ing the long journey, namely, in the covered w^agon, or. by its 
side, on the ground; cooking their lepast with faggots lying 
in the woods, and leading a camp-life, until they liad laid up a 
log cabin for a residence. In this shanty, consisting of one 
apartment, with furniture corresponding with the style of archi- 
tecture, the pioneer and his family of from three to six found ac- 
commodation, and even travellers w^ere lodged when they asked 
for it; sometimes tw^o or three families would find shelte;* in 
these primitive habitations until other cabins could be construc- 
ted. Wolves were very troublesome. Mr. Thomas Cooley 
went to a neighbors, (Ramsay's) about three miles distant, one 
afternoon ; just at evening he started foi- liome, with a quarter 
of venison which the boys had just brought in and dressed. He 
had not proceeded far when he saw several wolves coming after 
him. To escape them he cut off pieces of venison and threw 
down as they approached too near, and while they were quarrel- 
ling over the meat he would make the best use he could of his 
legs. When he reached Mr. Allison Kinne's house the should- 
er of venison had all been fed out to the savage beasts. 

The progress of the settlement, and cultivation of the soil 
was slow and attended by many hardships. Elijah Root's saw 
mill was started in 1884 and was a great convenience to the early 
settler. A small orrist mill was built soon after bv a Mr. Barber, 

n;ST(>KV UK l\ALAMA/(M> (VOJNTY. lo!') 

<)]! Ji brjiJicli of the Portage, and gi-aiii lias oiten been carried to 
that mill, on inen\s shoulders, lo be ground, and then carried 
jionie in the same way. The iirst scliooi was taught in lSo4, at 
Indian Fields. ])y a JMr. llatnsdell. I. osette Harris is said to 
be the first white child born in Portage. The first marriage 
was that of .Martin Lotlu-op and Kbzabeth lioot(the ceremony 
iiaving been })erfbrmed by Cyrus Lovel Esq.). in ISob Jojui 
Henika (living in the south [)art of Kalamazoo townsliij) ), J. 
K. Dodson and others established religious services, class meet- 
ings at an early day. 'i'he first pi-eaching was by Kider Men-ill. 
'Hie iirst ])08t-oflice was establislied at Carpenter's Corners, 
about the year 1<S-KI. 

The townsliip was set oiffrom Pavilion and oiganized in 1S:]N. 
the first nteeting being held at tiie house of Klijali Hoot. The 
})Opulation of Portage, in ISOO was. 1)7 4, and there were P*^7 
dwellings. It is believed that the })Opulation now is about 
J,'»i'i). The Ivalamazoo it Sciioolcrait Pailroad lams through 
tlie town (laid down, 18<)-7), and tliere is a station at Durkees. 
Portage contributed liberally in men and money to sustain the 
Union and crush the llebellion. 

The total assessed \'aluation of real and j)ersonal property i?) 
Portage in the vear 1808. was S*J87, 880. 


This township, designated as town one south, range ten west, 
and also known as Gull Prairie, is one of tlie oldest settled 
towns in the county. It is pleasantly situated six miles north of 
the Michigan Central Railroad at (jalesburg, and eight miles 
north-east of Kalamazoo ; bounded north by Prairieville in 
J3an'y county, east by Ross township, and Gull lake, south by 
Comstock, and west by Cooper. The surface is gently undula- 


ting; the soil exceedingly i-ich niul |>ro(luctive; tliere are some 
three or four tlioiis.'ind acres of prairie land in the townsiii}). 
the balance consists of oak openings and marsli land, (riill lake, 
a beautiful slieet of water, some four miles in length, north and 
south, by two miles in widtlulies upon the east side of the town 
and occupies a portion ol sections 1 and 1'2. This lake abounds 
in fisli of all kinds usuall3MV>und in western waters, and is a popu- 
lar resort for lovers of the sport during the fishingseason ; an island 
in tlie lake of twenty acres or more in extent makes a s]>lendid 
camping gi-ound for parties who desire to remidn over night. 
A small steamboat runs fi'om Vorkville, at the outlet of tlie lake, 
to Thomas' mill which stands at the head of the lake. 

Gull I^rairie, so-called, occupies a large ])ortion of the town, 
and, with a soil of wonderful fertility, may well be called ^' the 
garden of the West.'' It was originally the site of two very 
extensive Indian villai^^es, and occupied by a tribe called I\)tto- 
wattomie, until the iirst settlement by the whites in ISoO. 
These Indians remained in large numbers in the vicinity, loth to 
lea^'e their ancient hunting grounds, until removed by the TTni- 
ted States Government in L^tO. 

Kxtensive ''garden beds/' so called, and some six or more 
mounds were found by the Iirst settlers of the township. 
These were evidently of ancient formation, as large trees were 
growing upon them. The Indians (^ould give no account of 
them as by whom made, or for wdiat purpose, and their oi'igin 
has perplexed antiquarians to this day. 

The order of settlement w'as as follow^s : In ^Fay, I80O, Colo- 
nel Isaac Barnes and family, consisting of his wife, his four sons, 
Carlos, George, Lucius and Lester, and tw^o daughters, Harriet 
and Julia, arrived from Medina, Ohio. They settled on the 
north-west corner of section 14, in the vicinity of the "mounds," 
and built a sul)stantial log house. Soon after ( tlie same season ) 
(%ame William Giddings (father of Hon. ]\Iarsh Giddings, of Kal- 
amazoo ), w^ife and family, consisting of his sons William l^itt, 
Ely, John, Marsh, DeGraff, Czar and Similius, and daughters 

Jane, Louisa, Emma and Eusebie, from Connecticut ; 

John Barnes and family, from Hudson, Ohio; Seldon Norton 


:ind taniily, tVoni Aurora, Oliio; Deacon James Porter aiul 
Ihinily; Orville Barnes and family; (V)rneliiis Nortliroj) and 
lamil); Ilazael Iloai;' and family { ()nakers), from A ermont ; 
Orlando Weed and family; David S. J)illie and fmiily ; Wil- 
liam Logan and fnnily ; William Jones and family, and a Dr. 
I'hompson. These all settled on tlie Prairie tliat season, and 
built log liouses, making what was called ''siiual claims." The 
land did not come into market until June, L^ol. Also, the 
same year ( 1S:>0 ), c<ime John F. (iilkey, who pre-emptioned a 
large tract in tlie north part of the town; Mumford Eldred, 
Jr., Levi S. \Vhite, Calvin White, Jolui (Juincy Adams (not 
the President ), all single men, wlio made riauns and returned 
the next 3'eai\ 

Tn the spring and summer of iJ^oO there were accessions to 
the new settlement, as ibllows ; Deacon Samuel Brown, wife, 
and sons Dauphin, Samuel, Jose])]i, Russell and Charles, and 
daughters Mary, Lucy, Elmira, Chai'lotte and Elizaljeth ; Dea- 
con Simeon ]\rills, wife and sons Eli, Samuel and Charles, and 
daughters Sarah, Olive, ]Mariette and ^Vlai-ia; Deacon Isaac 
Briggs and family of four children; Deacon Philip Gray ; Philip 
Corey and family; Deacon Samuel ]>oyles and family, and Wil- 
liam Plummer. During this yeju* (L^ol ), a post-office was es- 
tal)lished under the name of'' (4eloster '' at the liouse of Colonel 
Isaac l>arnes, he receiving the appointment as post-master, 
wliich ofHce he held until Ib^Jl, when he was succeeded by 
Mumford Eldred Jr. Also this year (1831), the first white 
child born in town hi the fimily of Selden Norton. He was 
named Selden Norton, Jr. The first school oj^ened this year 
in a log house. 

In J83'2, the number of settlers was largely increased. Asa 
and Loyal Jones ; IIem*y Little and family ; Willard, Augustus, 
Timothy and Sylvester Mills, lu'others of Deacon S. Mills; Dea- 
con Samuel Woodruff and family ; Deacon Edwin Mason and 
family; Rev. Levi White and family; a Mr. Cole and Mr. 
Cummings. .Vt the raising of a barn this season (32 — the first 
frame one), the town was named '^Richland" — name suggested 
by Deacon Mills. The first store and blacksmith shop opened 

1 I'i fJISTOirr OK KAI.AMA/OO ('Ol.NTV. 

this ye:ii-. Also, the same season, oceiii'ied tlie fhinous Jilack 
Hawk war, whieh caused mueh ajjprehensioii to the new settle- 
ment, the woods V)eing literally full of Indians. ])ut ^vas quite 
allayed by the capture of Black Hawk. 

Colonel I. Barnes i'ecei\'ed the first appointment (this year. 
18.'j*2), of Prohate Judge, and was also Justice of the Peace in 
the county. 

In lS:>o, first hotel o})ened by Timotliy Mills: also a stage 
and mail ro\ite northward to (Irand liapi<ls. Village was com- 
menced at the '' Corners." 

In IH'U, the first meeting liouse ( I'nion) erected, hut nevei* 
finished. In 1887, the first Presbyterian meeting house erected 
at the Corners. Kev. Calvin Clark installe<l as pastor; suc- 
ceeded by Hex. Milton Bradley in lS-i:J. In 1804, ^^ JVairie 
Seminju'v' incorporated and a fine lunhiing er<M;ted. 

In 18()1. the present new church edifice (Presbyterian) 
erected upon site of the one built in 18o7. which was sold to 
the Methodists. I'his is a very fine building ca]>able of seating 
about 600 ])eople. Jiev. M. I>radley is still pastoj-, haA'ing held 
that relation since 184o. 

There are two societies — the Odd Fellows ;ind (rood Tem- 
phirs — wdiich are well sustained. 

There is now^ ( 18(39) in town, two chui-ches, ten school 
houses, two stores, two groceries, two liotels, two wagon s]io[)s, 
four blacksmith shops, one saw mill, one grist mill, two physi- 
cians, nn lawyers, three shoemakers, two paintei's and one har- 
ness maker. 

Whole number of pupils belonging to public schools, ilOO; 
whole number of voters, '^10; population in 1801), estimated at 
1,550; total assessed value of real and personal property in 
18G8, 8U]5,327. 

Richland, at an early day, took the lead of other settlements 
in the county, in respect to population, ixdigious matters, and 
general progress. Colonel Barnes' colony was considered a mod- 
el one for those days. The village of Geloster, laid out and plat- 
ted in 1881, has not greatly increased its original proportions. 
There are few, if any, towns in the county which, have a more 

ilii^TOKV OK KALAMA/VK) roiM V, 14^] 

iiiterestiiii!^ liistoiT tliMU Jvichlaiul. She has tuinishcHi the conn- 
ty and State with nnnierons |)ublic men, and has always ])eeii 
marked for tlie excullence of'liei' citizens. During the rebellion 
she promptly furnished her <}Uota of fnen, and no braver soldiers 
than tliey fbuu^lit uinh-r the Tnion fiaif. 



The Presl)yte]-iaii (Jhuich was organized October 14th. iSol. 
Tlie record is that ''members of different sister churches met 
on (hill Prairie for the pur}>ose of being organized into a 
(diurcli.'' Ivcv. Lutliei' Mumplirey, tiien of Kdwar(3sbnrg. acted 
as iModei'ator. and Kev. Wni. Jones was appointed Clerk. Tlie 
following persons pieseiited letters of good and reguhir standing 
in other churches : James Porter, Mary l\>rter, ]\Iary Norton, 
John l>. I>arnes. Emelia Barnes, Cornelius Xorlhrop, Cyrenius 
Thompson, Orville I>arnes, Thankiul ]>;irnes, Maiy Logan, Jane 
(biddings. Also others, not having letters, but desiring to unite 
with a, cliurch, were present, and accepted as ioUows : Ami 
Thompson, Levi S. White, Jonathan Kussell, Adeline Kussell, 
Eliza Eckford, making 10 in all. It was oi-ganized as a Presby- 
terian Cliurch, October Kith, 1881. Hvv. Luther Humphrey 
presided, and preached a sermon. The Lord's Supper was ob- 
served, and the first l)apt!sm of children (believed to be the first 
ever baptised in the county). Their names are Jonathan 
Thompson and Catherine Jones. This was the first Churcdi 
organized in the township. 

In January, 18o2, 20 other persons were added to tlie Church. 
A Sabbath School was organized even before tlie churcli, and a 
monthly concert of prayer was held. On the 12th of January, 
1832, church officers were first chosen, lley. Leyi White presid- 
ing as Moderator. Sanniel Brown and Simeon Mills were made 
Deacons; John B. Barnes, Samuel Woodruff and James Por- 
ter, Ruling Eldei's. In ^MarcVi, ls:>4, 50 other persons had been 

144 msTouv OF kala.via/ou coixtv, 

received to the Church. Uevs. Levi White, Win. Jones, Silas 
Woodbury, Mr. P]lliot, Mason Knappen, supplied preacliing. 

In February, 18ocS Itev. Calvin Clark was installed pastor; he 
continued this relation to the Chnrcli until 184o, when he en- 
tered tlie service of tlie Ilotne Missionary Society. 

In October, 184:>, llev. AEilton J>radley, a member of tlie 
Presbytery of St. Lawrence, received a unanimous call to be- 
come ])astor of the congreu'ation. He did no( at once accept 
of this call, and was absent most of the time until the following 
may, 1S44. when he signitied Ills acceptance of the call, and 
returned to enter n|)()n his work. Jul}' !'f ISM. he was installed 
l^istoi- of the (,1uu-ch aiul Congregation by the Presbytery (d 
Kalamazoo, and Ih'is continued to hold tliat oflice up to tlu' 
present date. (Dec. ^>i)th, 1S()S,) now movo than a (piarte!- of a 
century from the dale of his call. His connection with the 
congregation has been marked by mutual conlidence and chris- 
tian fellowship. In 1S()(M)I. the present house ot woi'shij) was 
erected at a cost then of over 80.000. 

During those twenty-live years, the congi'egation lias been 
enjoying a fair degree of prospei'ity, has been unusually harmo 
neons, and has been enabled to maintain without being biu'dened 
the institutions of religion. Witliin the past yeai* (P'^r)S,)a 
chapel has been added to the church building, an.d now ])robably 
not another country congregation in the State, art^ as com- 
foi-tably and conveniently situated foi* a })lace of worship, 
and no people of the rural districts luive been more unii'orndy 
prospered in business or preserved in health. 4diis is to ])e 
attributed, in a large degree, to tlie christian pi-incij)les which 
had so early an intiuence among the people. 

TuK Saiujatu Scnooii has nevei* had a vacation, now these 
thirty-eight years. I^ublic worsliip is uniformly well sustained, 
and the various branches of christian work are not overlooked. 

A Congregationalist Church was early formed, but afterwards 
was vmited to the Presbyterian Churcli, tlie government of tiiat 
church being moditied for that pui'pose. 

A Methodist Church is also iu)w doing good work in the 
towns] lip. 



KiciiLAM) LoiHiK No. 217, F. iSo A. M. Instituted Feb. 28, ISOi;. 
by n. W. S. C. Cotrinbuiy, G. M., Officers installed were : 1). L. 
Johnson, W. M.; Amos BMrtholoiuew, 8. W.; S. C. Wilkinson, 
J. W.; E. C. Hathaway, Treas.; Asa Iloag, Sec'y; G. W. Brown. 
8. D.; A. Millspangh, J. IJ.; J. Edget, Tyler. Tlie first initiates 
were IJ. 8. Hawley, A. M. Tucker, X. H. Walbridge, C. B. 
r>r()wn and W. 8. Logan. The Charter Avas granted Januai'y 
10th, 1807. 

Pkksent Gh ickus : W. 8. Logan, W. M.; F. 8. Bingham, 8. 
W.; A. Bartliolomew, J. W.; Nelson Boyles, Treas.; lieuben 
8pencer, 8ec.; George N. Jewett, 8. D.; 8. P. Jewett, J. D.; A. 
M. Tucker, Tyler ; Henry C. Jewett, A\ A. B. Eavans, 8tewards. 

Pi'esent numbei- of mend)ers T)!). Pegulai' communications 
Mon<lay evening on or before the full of the moon in each 

01)1) FELL()W8. 

Pi( iiivANj) LcixiK. I. O. of O. F. No. r)2. Instituted February 
24, 18oL by Joseph Miller, Jr. G. M. First officers were: L. 8. 
Evans, N. G.; AVm. C. 8abin, A'. G.; G. W. Warren, R. 8.; II. 
M. Peck, T. 

Present Okkicers: I). K. Chandler, N. G.; C. P. Morse, V. 
G.; N. 8. Whitney, P. G.; E. JNlarble, R. 8.; R. II. Warn, T.; 
A. M. Tucker, Warden; Wm. 8. Logan, Conductor; Wm. 
Arrowsmith, Guardian; E. Marble, Cliaplain. 

Number of members 51. Time of meetinii', 8aturdav evenmir. 


The township of Ross, designated as town 1 south, of range 
9 west, occupies the north east corner of Kalamazoo county. 
It is most excellent wheat-growing land ; tlie surface is rolling, 


(except ejist of Ovill Lake, wliere there are extensive ])laiiis ) and 
is eoiH])ose(l })ririei})ally oi oak openings, with some l)eeeh aiu). 
maple skirting the river and some of thie creeks. A Large ])ortion 
of Gnll Lake is in Iwoss ( (le8cri])ed in tlie sketch of liicliland ).. 
and the water irom it fuinishes power for running machinery 
and mills at Yorkville, Howlandshiirg and (lalesburg. There 
are fourteen other lakes, large and small, in the township, tlie 
liver runs across the south-east ])ortion of it, and there are a 
tiuniber of permanent streams, the largest of whicdi is Wolf 
or Augusta creek which, rising in j>arry county, runs south 
through the east part of the town, furnishing a vvaterpowei" at 
Augusta The valley of the i-iver is level and of very rich soil. 

There are three villages in lloss, viz. : Yorkville, Augusta, 
and lioss Centre. The first named was the j)ortion of lloss 
that was earliest settled; the J^arnes' located tliere in L*^ol, and 
the next year built a saw mill ami soon after, a grist-riiill. Mr. 
Stancdiff, Mr. Lake and others also settled there and did work on 
the mill. Among the eaily settlers in this ])ortion of the town 
weie Hiram Blashfield, Horace IL Peck, George Torrey, John 
C. Stonehouse, T. B. Pierce, — GritVith, E. Dibble, Xoah Gray, 
Henr^' Mills, Dr. Uriah Upjohn, Samuel Phillips, a miller, the 
Butter fields, and the Waters family. Mv. Torrey and JSlv. Cxvay 
had a store there. At Augusta. Dr. King and family settled in 
1835-G; in LSoT, George Pigby as agent of Sands ]McCamily, T. 
iSo W. Hall, and E. Convis, commen(;ed the race at tliat ])lace, 
and erected a saw mill, to wliich a grist mill was afterwards 
attached. Salmon C. ILall taught a school there at an early 
day; Horace Cross kei)t a tavern, the other settlers w^ere Casey 
McKay, Smith, Ford, Shepherd, Ira McAllister, tlie Conw^ays, 
Wymans, — Sullivan, Gilbert LTiggins, the Johnsons and others ; 
east of Augusta, lived John Pace, Potts, ^VLller, Labar and otli- 
ers. West of the place, the I lowlands built a mill on Gull Creek. 
The McClellens and Merrills lived south to^vards the river. 
There was a settlement in the north-east portion of the town, 
Mr. George Thomas locating there, on section (),in LS87, and 
the Hunts and I^'rosts lived on tlie north side of the river, near 
the east line of Poss. The towmsliip was organized in 1S40. 


Tlie town has developed i-npidly. In ISGO it had a poj)ulation 
of 1,514, and had oi)() dwellings. The population is now esti- 
intited at 'i^OO^K The township was always prorn[)t in resj)ond- 
ing to tlie calls upon its j)atriotisin during tlie war. Tlie valua- 
tion of the i*eal and personal pr()j)erty of Ivoss for the year 

]s(;s. was s-ir;r),(n(;. 

Augusta is now the lai"gest village in the town and is a live 
\\ business place, WMth a mill, a hotel, shops, schools, chnrches, 
.stores, etc.. and is tlie commercial centre of a large and pros])er- 
oils section of country. I>elow is a sketch of the history of the 
chur(du\s and different oi'ders. 



The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in ISO-], with 
seven members. I\ev. William l^ice, pastor. Present meni- 
bei'ship oO. Numl)er of Sabbatli School scholars 12"). Services 
were held first in a School house, they havc^ a handsome struc- 
tui'e nearly completed at a cost of $.">.()0I). 


Ai (u STA LoixiK No. 2'2^). V. & A. M., organized March •JUth. 
ISGT, under dispensation. 

First candidate initiated was Richard N. Willson. 

Date of Charter, 8th day of January, l^GS. Charter officers : 
1). II. Smith, W. M.; H. V. Ilobart, S. W.; Jas. L. Wheeler, J. 
W.; K. Douglass, Treas.; E. Coddington, Sec; C. ralmiter, S. 
13.; E. B. Vinson, J. D.; J. Edgett, Tyler. 

Phesknt Offh-ki!s: O.R.Smith, W. iM.; II. V. Hobart, S. 
W.; E. B. Mason, J. W.; K. Douglass, Treas.; 11. D. Pool, 
Sec; C. Palmiter, S. I).; P. N. Willson, J. 1).: D. McKay, 

Pegulai- jMeeting held on Wednesday preceeding the full 


mooii eiich mouth. Present meiiibership 40. Situtitioii ol: 
Lodge room over J. A. Deans So Go's Driio; Store, Webster 

(4()0D TEMPLAl^S. 

ArsLSTA LoixjK No. ol8, 1. O. G. T. Oi-gaiiized February 1st, 
18()(>, by Rev. James A. Davidson. 

Otticers: James 11. Prater, W. C. T.; Mrs. James IL Prater, 
W. V. T.; N. F. Pool, W. K. S.; Abijah Pool, W. T.; Marvin 
Mead. W. F. S.; John Harvey, W. M.; Mrs. N. F. Pool, W. I. 
G.; Eugene Mason, W. O. G.; Mary ]N[ead, W. A. S.; Cornelia 
Pratt, W. 1). M.; Carry Pratt, W. li. \L S.; Mrs. John Harvey, 
W. L. TI. S.: Rev. Jos. Anderson, W. C; Dr. M. Mason, P. W. 
C. T. 

Pi{ESK\T Offk'kiis: Alanson Webster, W. C. T.; Miss Viola 
Webster, W. V. T.; Marshall Foster, W. II. S.; Mrs. ^VLarvin 
Mead, W. T.; :Marvin ]\Iead, W. F. S.; Frank Braey, W. M.; 
Mrs. G. B. l^helps, W. I. G.; James II. Prater, W. (). G.; :\Irs. 
Charles Palmiter, W. A. S.; Miss Alice Smitli, W. D. M.; Miss 
Ellen Loomis, W. R. II. S.; Mrs. H. E. Wood, W. L. II. S.; Dr. 
M. Mason, W. C; Mrs. James H. Prater, P. W. C. T. 

Number of members at organization 47, [)resent No. Ol). 

Regular Meeting, Tuesday evenings. Lodge Room, West 
Canal Street. 


This township lies south of Oshtemo and north of I^rairie 
Ronde, and a portion of the prairies of both of these towns are 
in Texas ; Genesee Prairie on the north west, and Prairie Ronde 
on the south east. The surface is rolling on the west, and 
throucrhout the town the irrowth of timber is such as is charac- 


teri/Axi as '' o.'ik openings,"" but is generally level. There is m 
little heavy timber in parts of the town. 1'here are several 
streams, and sixteen lakes in the township ; a branch of the 
Jvalamazoo-Portage has its source near the east line of the town. 

Among the first settlers in tliis townshif) ( ;j south of range 
12 west,) were : William Harris, tlie ^McLimis, Eli Douglas, the 
Ivixes, O. C. Atwater, Archibald Fee, Epliraini Payne, Isaac 
Gage, II. N. Snow, John Snyder, O. C. Hill, Abial Stanley, 
CUark Kellogg, A. G. Towers. John J. Howard, James Weed, 
the iVFcElroys, Hopes, Wagers, Briggs, Barbers, Abiel Fellows, 
J. H. Hogshed, Ivichard Holmes, \V^m. Bishop, Levi Luce and 
S. O. Wells. A large quantity of land was taken u]) in L^oG, 
in Texas, by W. A. Tomlinson of New York City. Prudence 
Wattles, /. W. Norris, J. ct W. C. Gibbs, J. 13. liamsay, John 
Davenport and othei-s entered land there about the same time. 
Mr. Jxarbei* planted the first or(;hard in the township, and when 
it came into bearing, was much annoyed by the predatoiy visits 
of the ''l)oys," who had such a likeing for the fruit, that they 
wovdd take the lion's share leaving Mr. Barber scarcely apples 
enough for a taste. His dying request was that he should be 
buried in the old orchard under a favorite tree, so that his spirit 
might keep the boys from stealing his fruit. 

The town was organized in L*^8S, the first meeting of electors 
being held at the house of A. G. Towers. There is no village 
in the tow^nship, and its early history is similar to that of other 
towns. The pioneers have been men of intelligence, of deter- 
mined character, and have lal)ored successfully in making Texas 
a prosperous and productive region. It is rapidly increasing in 
wealth and improvements. Its population may be counted at 
this time at about 1,400. Its valuation of real and personal 
property for 1868, was $227,896. Average price of land in the 
township is worth $iV) per acre. It furnislied for the war its 
full quota of men, and with patriotic response met every call 
that was made either for men or for aid to the soldiers in the 
fieW and their families at home. There is not a church, store, 
shop, mill or gi'og sho}) i]i the town. The vote polled at the 
last election was 278. 



There is uo township in tlie eonnty of wiiieh there is so little 
known as of Wakeshnia. In past years it was only lieard of, 
or any interest manifested in its existence, when the returns of 
an election were being waited for, and sometimes weeks would 
elapse before ''full returns from Wakeshma " were bi'ought in. 

The vote of that town has been a standing jest for these many 
years, and a great stepj)ing stone to let down the fall of a de 
feated party. It has been looked upon as a wilderness and for- 
saken place umbragous and and)igu()us, with here and there n 
S(|uatter. It is therefore a great pleasiu-e for us to add our tes- 
timony to that of others wlio are taking the stand in its favor; 
that in many respects it is the best town in the county, and has a 
destiny which even now is throwing long shadows before. 
Tliere is scarcely any where in western Michigan to be found a 
handsomer country than in this townshi]). It is nearly all 
timbered land, bhud^ walnut, whitewood, l)asswood, elm, beech, 
maple, cherry, etc., but it is liigh and dry, characterized by long- 
valleys and low sloping Inlls, clear running streams, down to 
whose very margin the land is hard and di-y. 

Within the past few years a great change has occurred in the 
character of the settlers. P^nterprise, intelligence, capital, and 
well directed labor, has begun a work entirely adapted to the 
develo})ment and prosperity of the town. Schools liave been 
improved, and a new life and interest given to them by the em- 
ployment of excellent teachers, and tlie building of new houses; 
religious influences have been spread and encouraged, manufac- 
tures have been promoted, and the popidation lias wonderfully 
increased and improved. There are numerous mills, both steam 
and water power, in the town, and two little villages have 


slnrted, tlie latest ))eing Wakeslinia Ceiitre. The population of 
the town is about JJJDi). It may fairly be said that this excellent 
townshi]) is getting out of the woods, and will soon take its 
place among the most |)i'os|)erous towns in the county. 
Wakeshma lies in the south-e.ast corner of the county, and is 
designated as town I south of range 9 west. Assessed valua- 
tion of real and personal property in 18G8, 8125,275. Of tlie 
•>,o22 men furnished l)y Kalamazoo County during the war, 
Wakeshma contril)ute(l its full pro{)ortion. The Post office is 
at the Centre, and there are stores, shops, c^c., in the place. 


O. N. & T. ¥. (Tii)i)i\(;s, Iveal Kstate and Insurance Agents, 
at 100 Main Sti-eet, l)egan business liei'e at their present oilice 
last July, though both gentlemen, father and son, liave l)een 
residents of Kalamazoo for many years. Mr. O. N. Giddings 
lias been a resident of the county since 1830, having been one 
of the leading citizens oi' Charleston in this county, which town- 
ship he represented in the State Legislature, and afterwai'ds the 
town ofKoss in the l]oard of Su|)ervisors. Removing to tliis 
village in 1S5'), on his election to tlie ofHce of Treasurer, he 
has ever since been closely identified with its interests. There 
is scarcely to be found, within the county, a person so convers- 
ant with the title, value and bearings of Real Estate, as Mr. 
Giddings, as his j)osition as Treasurer, Supervisor, etc., has 
brought him immediately in contact witli such business for the 
past 80 years. Theron F. Giddings, the Junior member of the 
firm, has had admirable experience in the Real Estate and In- 
surance business — having been connected with tlie Auditor 
General's office, and being perfectly familiar with Insurance. 
For this business they are the right men in the right place. 


KoiJKiiT R. IIowAKi), Dealer in Ilardwjire, Stoves and Tin- 
ware, at No. Vj^ Main Street, be^an business liere in ISo**^, 
nndei- the iirm name of Standart & Howard — their first location 
beini>" in a store on Burdick Street, which tliey occupied how- 
ever but a short time. Their trade so increasing as to require 
larger quarters, thej i-emoved to the store 14'2 Main Street. In 
1862, the firm moved into tlie store now occupied by Mr. 
Howard, and the next year Mr. Standart retired, leaving tlie 
l)usiness to the present proprietOJ*. The further liistory of this 
wxdl known establishment is, that it is popular, successful, and, 
is always wxdl stocked with (}\ery article of goods desii'ed in this 
department of trade. iVIr. Howard is one of our leading citi- 
zens and business men. 

F. S. Stonk, Wholesale and Ivetail dealer in (Groceries and 
Provisions, Xo. 150 Main Street, dedicated the splendid new 
store, corner of Main and Rose Streets, to the purpose of trade, 
having leased and moved into the same on its completion in 
October, 18(38. The store is very handsomely and appro])riately 
fitted for the purposes of a first-class grocery store, as it is. 
Mr. Stone came to Kalamazoo in 18()8 and purcliased a \ev\ 
handsome property. His former experience in the trade induced 
him to embark anew in the business, (he was in the same trade 
27 years, in Oswego, N. V.) and he seems to have fallen at once 
into the regards and favor of the public, for he is doing a large 
and contuuially increasing business. Mr. Stone is assisted in 
the bushiess by his two sons, E. C and R. A. Stone. About 
the whole establishment there is the appearance of familiarity 
on the part of those in charge with all the details of the grocery 
trade, the quality of the goods and their disposal 'upon the 
shelves, <fec., shows taste and experience. 

Mux(iEii & CuAMPLix — Xot to know this energetic and excel- 
lent firm of Merchants, and admirable store is to argue oneself 
unknown. Although a comparatively new firm as such, both 
the gentlemen com.posing it have for years been known to the 
people of Kalamazoo as first class business men. Mr. Munger 
having been for a long time connected with the firm of Babcock, 
Cobb t^ Co.. (predecessors of Munger & Champfm), and Mr. 


('iiamplin liav'mo" been an esteemed member of tlie firm of Geo. 
Colt ct Co. The new fii-m commenced business January, 180s. 
and at once found popular favor witli the public, and their suc- 
cess has been almost unexamj)led. Few men are better calculat- 
ed, either by taste or ex|)erience, for successfully comhu'tinu" a 
iirst class Dry Goods business than Messrs. Alunuer S: Chan\])lin. 
Their store is a fashionable resort for those who desii'e the 
nic^est things in the way of Dress Goods and Silks of the latest 
designs, l^heir stock of Domestic and Foreign Dry Goods, 
Cai-pets and Clotliing is very large, and is kept uj) with the 
utmosl care and attention to tlie change in styles and qualities. 
Their store is the s])lendid brown stone front, No. IHT) ]\Iain 

JoiiNsox & SiiKivDON, dealers in Drugs and ^Medicines, at 14-1 
Alain Street, began business here in 1S()2. succeeding K. B. 
Booth, in the same locality. They have succeeded, by tliorough 
knowledge of tiieir business, by enter])rise and l)y fair dealing, 
in building uj) a trade that is ah-eady very large, and yet is 
steadily increasing. ]Mr. Johnson is a physician of skill and 
eminence, and has had an extensive ex[)erience in Ids business. 
Air. Slieldon is a young man of superior business (pialifications. 
These gentlemen enjoy the confidence of tlie public, as being- 
Druggists, scruj)ulous and careful, botli in the (juality of the 
goods they purcliase and the prescriptions they prepare. Messis. 
Johnson & Sheldon, in addition to their retail trade, do an ex- 
tensive business in jobbing goods, 

Jamks Gkkkx, Manufacturer and Dealer in Harness, Saddles. 
Trunks, etc,, at No. H8 North Burdick Street. Mr. Green is 
one of our oldest citizens, liaving come to Kalamazoo in 18o(). 
In 1842 he commenced in the Harness business with William 
Stuart, east Main Street. In 1800, Mr. Green built a store on l)ur- 
dick street which ]\e occupied, in his business, until last August 
1808 when he was hurriedly ejected \)\ the firy element which 
consumed his store and a portion of his stock. With characteris- 
tic energy he immediately commenced in connection with Wm. 
Woodhamsthe erection of a fine brick store on the site of tlie 
former one — '20 by 100, three stories high and well appointed. 



This new j)lace of business is now furnislied with an excellent 
stock of goods in his line. Mr. Green is the oldest harness 
maker now doing business in Kalamazoo, and is a most skillful 
and expert workman. lie made the first wooden (not the Tro- 
jan) horse in Kalamazoo, wliich he has continued to use for 80 

H. L. B[N(;uA\i, Photographic Artist, at Xo. 11- Main Street. 
One of our very best artists — a most thorough picture maker, 
and one that loves, and is devoted to his art. He took the 
first premium at the State Fair held in Detroit in 1SC7, after a 
most spirited contest. At the Kalamazoo County Fairs of 1865 
and 1866 he was also awarded the prize of superiority. His 
rooms are very pleasant, and his specimens of ink and colored 
photographs are very fine. Mr. Bingham commenced business 
here in 1865 and has an established reputation as a first class 

C. S. d'Arcamhal, dealer in Drugs and Medicines, No. 13t2 
Main Street. Mr. d'Arcarabal commenced trade in Kalamazoo 
in 1850, in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, now the Burdick House. 
He has changed locations several times since then, but has kept 
almost continually in the trade. In July, 1867, he moved to 
his present ^{/oir of a store (fitted up expressly for him under 
his direction) than which there is not a neater, or prettier drug 
depot anywhere. His stock is very choice and select. Mr. 
d'ArcambaFs ability and experience as a druggist and prescrip- 
tionist are the result of education and years of the most com- 
plete practice. The taste displayed in his neat and model store 
is an index of the character of the quality of goods and Charley's 
skill in this business. 

William Shakespeare — an appropriate name for a dealer in 
books, for what is there more suggestive of literary store and 
feast than " Shakespeare." William, whether or not a descend- 
ant of '^ nature's sweetest bard," is undoubtedly a bookseller, who 
loves his business and takes a commendable pride therein. Mr. 
Shakespeare, for a young man, is one of our oldest citizens, has 
had just the training to make a good bookseller, having gradu- 
ated from a printing office after going through the entire carri- 


CLiluiu IVoni ''devirs'' stool to the editorial tripod. Mr. Shakes- 
peare eotrinienced trade in 18G7 at his present quarters, suc- 
ceeding A. J. Gibson. He has ah-eady received a large trade, 
his stock being always full and adapted adrnirablj' to the wants 
of this people. Scliool books and stationery of every kind and 

8. O. Bennett & Sons, Manufacturers and Dealers in Boots 
and Shoes, at No. Ill Main Street. This firm began business 
under this name in January, 1 800. Mr. S. O. Bennett, however, 
came here in 1S59, and began trade in tlie fall of tliat yeai-. In 
Dec, 1807, the store which he had purchased and fitted up, 
No. Ill Main Street, was destroyed by fire, but with charac- 
teristic enterprize he began, in April and finished in August, tlie 
handsome and commodious brick store now occupied by the 
firm, No. Ill Main Street, which is a favorite and popular place 
for the purchase of i^olf-. Goods of every kind. Mr. S. O. Ben- 
nett has been a most valauble citizen, conti'ibuting by his enter- 
prize and liberality to tlie wealth and beauty of Kalamazoo. 
The firm is composed of S. O. Bennett (father) and James C. 
and John (sons), gentlemen thoroughly versed in the conduct 
and requirements of the Shoe trade; and citizens of position 
and influence. 

J. li. Seiuiin(j & Co., Grain and Produce Dealers, 103 Main 
Street, are among the most active and extensive grain dealers 
in Kalamazoo. They are known throughout the country as first 
class business men, thoroughly acquainted with the business and 
enjoying a reputation both as buyers and sellers equal to any 
firm, in the same business, in the country. Their purchase of 
wheat, wool, pork, c^c, for the past three years has been im- 
mense. They have a large w^arehouse and elevator. The firm 
is composed of James L. Sebring and Peyton Panney, and both 
are men of extensive capital and an intimate acquaintance with 
the grain producers who employ Kalamazoo as a market. They 
commenced operations as a firm in 1 804 ; though Mr. Ranney 
had been successfully engaged in the grocery trade for a num- 
ber of years prior to that date. 


CfiAiu.Ks Fkaxkisii, o'] Noi'th Burdick Sti*eet, (successoi- to 
Willinni Greeu,) dealer in Saddlery and Saddlery Hardware, has 
hut recently estal)lished himself in business, having purchased 
tiie stock and trade of William (rreen. He is a young man, 
well acquainted with tlie business and thorougldy skilled in the 
])ractical workings of the Saddlery and Harness l)usiness. He 
has a complete and most excellent stock and is determined to 
win his w^ay to popularity and success by close a})plication to 
business, and by selling the best of goods at the most satisfac- 
tory prices. Don't forget him in looking about for any article 
or articles in his line. 

Lhamtt cfc L'uKf luoi X, Dealers in Watches, Jewelry, Silver 
and Plated- ware. No. 12^ Main Street, (successors to Wm. H. 
Snow^ ). This is a new firm but a popular one — the gentlemen 
composing it being thoroughly posted in all the de|)ai-tments of 
the jcnvelry trade. They pay special attention to re|)aii-ing, en- 
graving, &c. Messrs. Leavitt & L'heureux are recently from 
'Vermont, and have had years of ex})erie]ice in all the branches 
of tlieir business. They liave added a sj)lendid stock of new 
goods, and their store is a model of neatness and taste. 

IsHKLL & Dayton, at 119 Main Street. This well known and 
favorite shoe firm receive, every day throughout the year, evi 
dence that they know^ how to keep a Shoe Store, in their steadi- 
ly increasing trade, and the popular favor which they meet 
with. Messrs. Isbell & Dayton commenced trade as co-partners 
in 1867, in the Parker Block, though Mr. Isbell has been in 
trade here since 1861, wdien he became a partner in the house 
of H. S. Parker & Co. Mr. Dayton has had many years ex- 
perience as a merchant, in Connecticut. The store of this 
firm is a very handsome one, thoroughly adapted to the large 
business which is carried on therein. Messrs. Isbell ife Dayton 
manufacture largely, but also keep their shelves Avell stocked 
with the latest styles and most fashionable make of boots and 
shoes for ladies' and children's wear. Those who cannot find at 
Isbell & Dayton's foot-covering to suit their taste, must be very 
particular indeed. Their reputation as shoe dealers is all that 
could be desired. 

insTonv OK kai.amazoo ('ointy. 157 

Tiios. S. C/OMi?, Dealer in Ci'ockerj and Glassware, at No. 10:^ 
Main Street. Mr. ( 'ol)!) began business in this department of 
trade in 1855, associating witli bini ^Mr. David Fisher. No firm 
in Kalamazoo County Avere better known and more widely 
|)0])ular than Cobb & Fislier, nor was tliere a store wliere ens- 
tomei's found more honorable dealers or more liberal and genial 
proprietors. The goods were just as they should be in (piality, 
.style and manulaeture. and their store a model of neatness and 
order. In 1S(>(), this firm erected the elegant marble building 
now occupied by Mr. Cobb, (Mr. Fisher having retired in 
August, 18()8), which is one of the principle attractions of Kal- 
amazoo, and is the finest Crockery Store in the State. It is 
built upon the site of the former store occupied by Cobb and 
Fisher, in the same business. 

B. M. & D. Bi{()\v\K, Proprietors of the '' Central Flouring 
Mills'" and dealers in Feed, No. 182 Main Street. These gen- 
tlemen, whose new but extensive and favorite P'louring Mill, at 
C-omstock, have made their names a household woi'd with the 
farmers of tlie county, have recently established a Flour, Grain 
and Feed Depot on the corner of Church and Main Streets, 
l^'hey kee]) the best quality of flour, meal, etc., as well as make 
this plac^e their headquarters for the purchase and sale of grain, 
(U)rn, oats, <fec, 

City Hotkl. — Kalamazoo is deservedly famous for good 
hotels and landlords that know how to keep them — who live up 
to the injunction to ''Welcome the coming, speed the parting 
guest.'' Among the hotels of this place, the " City '■ is one of 
the most favorably quoted, and '' mine host" of the same turns 
no one from bis doors hungry or dissatisfied, but " on the con- 
ti-ary quite the reverse;'' llobert Horn is his name. He owns 
and runs the house, having become its proprietor and landlord 
in June, 18(58. After expending a large amount of money in 
overhauling it and supplying it with all the comforts and con- 
veniences of a first-class hotel. Mr. Horn formerly kept the 
Tremont House. He has been " before the public " here since 
1854, as a caterer for the public stomach, and show us a man 
that knows liis luisiness better. 


F1811 & CiiANE, dealers in Groceries and Provisions, Fruits, 
Flour and household stores. This is one of the most reliable 
grocery firms in town. Both members of the firm are young 
men, sharp buyers, clever sellers, enterprising and wide awake 
as business men, and just the fellows one likes to deal with 
" right along." For four years they have remained in their 
present quarters, being almost the first to venture business on 
South Burdick Street, their success, in fact, contributing greatly 
to bring trade to this no>v busy avenue. The seeker after 
good things, which the world gives, need not go about with a 
lantern, for he can supply himself readily at Fish <fc Crane's. 

Gko. W. Wixslow & Co., Dealers in Marble Monuments, cfec, 
at No. 15 & 17 Portage St. Mr. Winslow, the senior member of 
this firm, has a name that is as familiar to the people of Wes- 
tern Michigan as that of any business man that has ever been 
among us. He commenced the business in which he is now 
engaged in 1848, on Eleanor Street, his establishment being one 
of the very first in this part of the State. A practical mechanic, 
a gentleman of taste and culture, there are very few men better 
adapted to the business (requiring so large a knowledge of the 
finer arts) than Mr. Winslow. lie has been here since 1835, 
and has been actively engaged in trade since that time. Mr. 
Mdler, his partner, is also a practical marble-worker. The firm 
are doing a very large business, employing steam works. They 
use the Vermont Italian Marble, said to be the best in use for 
monumental purposes, being susceptible of a very high polish, 
yet very hard and durable. The machinery in their works is 
very complete, and their facilities are most extensive and per- 
fect in all respects. The finest work in this part* of the State is 
done at their manufactory. A very large marble yard is attached 
to this first-class establishment. 

First National Bank. — This institution was organized in De- 
cember, 1863, with a capital stock of $50,000, limited to $500,- 
000. The present capital is $100,000. The officers are Latham 
Hull, President ; J. A. Walter, Vice President ; Chauncey 
Strong, Cashier; Charles A. Hull, Teller; A. S. McAllister, 
Book-keeper; Hiram Moore, Assistant Book keeper. The man- 


ner in which the bank of the people is managed has done much 
to make the system of National Banking so popular here. 

AsHuv & Goss, dealers in Groceries and Provisions, at No. 
14 South Burdick Street. These gentlemen have a well select- 
ed stock of grocer's wares and are active in disposing of them 
at the cheapest rate, to their numerous customers. Both these 
gentlemen are young men, whose motto seems to be in all 
their business transactions '* the greatest good to the greatest 
number." An excellent and reliable firm. 

Johnson &> Sukkman, Proprietors of the City Marble Works, 
at 98 North Burdick Street. This firm has rapidly won its way 
into popular favor. The specimens at their shop manifest geni- 
us in design and execution. As an artist and sculptor, Mr. 
Johnson has few superiors. Many ''gems" adorn our cemete- 
7-ies, the result of his labor. They employ the finest marble 
and give the closest attention to the wishes of patrons in the 
execution of orders. 

Bassett, Batfcs & Co., Wholesale Grocers, No. 100 Main 
Street. The history of this firm is the record of admirable 
business management and unusual prosperity. Originally it was 
Walter c^ Bassett; Mr. Bates coming into the firm in 1853, 
the name was changed to Walter, Bassett <fe Bates. Since 
1854, the firm has been Bassett & Bates, and no business house 
in Western Michigan has become better or more widely known. 
In 1867, Bassett & Bates moved into the new and spacious 
store erected by them in the new marble block west of the 
Kalamazoo House, where they have continued business until the 
present time. On the 1st of May, 1868, Mr. Robert M. Ross, 
a well known and popular salesman of theirs, was taken into the 
business, and the firm name became Bassett, Bates & Co. The 
great success with wdiich this firm has met, may be mainly at- 
tributed to the liberality and energy which Messrs. Bassett & 
Bates have ever shown in all their business transactions. They 
have dealt largely in real estate and are now the owners of the 
Humphrey block and several fine stores besides the one which 
they occupy, and a large amount of other business property. 
The business of this house from 1841 to 1846, was about SIO,- 


000 per annum ; from 184() to 1851, §20,000 per annum ; from 
1851 to 1854, S40,000 per year; from 1854 to 1857, $1P>0,000 
per year; from 1857 to 1804. about $140,000 to $150,000 per 
year; from 18()4 to 1808, from $240,000 to $:J50,000 per year. 

Michigan National Bank. — This Bank was organized as a 
National Bank in 1805, with a capital of $100,000, limited to 
$500,000. Previous to this time, since \><^)0 it had been a private 
banking house, but had always enjoyed the utmost confidence 
of the people. As a National Bank its business has greatly in- 
creased and now there are few if any banks in the State bettei* 
managed or more esteemed than this. The otHcers are : W. A. 
Wood, President; Allen Potter, Vice President; J. W. Taylor, 
Cashier; E.J.Phelps, Asst Cashier. Diijkctous. — J. P. Wood- 
bury, Allen Potter, W. A. Wood, J. Parsons, H. Bishop, S. 
S. Cobb, J. C. Bassett, F. W. Curtenius, 1. D. Bixby. 

A. C. WoRTLKY, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver 
and Plated-Ware, ifec, No. 120 Main Sti'eet. A large and in 
every respect first-class establishment. Mr. Wortley has suc- 
ceeded admirably in ascertaining just the wants and tastes of 
the people of this section, and as a consecpience he keeps a 
supply of the richest and most elegant goods to be obtained in 
the market, for our people always " buy the best.'- In clocks, 
watches, in silver-ware, in bronzes and in jewelry, Mr. Wortley 
is always on the look out for the newest and most tasteful de- 
signs, and the purest of material. His trade is already very 
large and rapidly increasing. Every thing new in the Eastei'n 
market is at once represented at Wortley's. In Watches, and 
Silver and Plated-ware, he has the best facilities for supplying 
the most superb patterns, and orders are taken for any special 
design or device. In February 1868, Mr. Wortley's stock was 
rushed off at less than cost, and his store nearly destroyed by 
fire. His stock on hand is entirely new, and is a rich assort- 
ment of rare and beautiful goods, and the store itself is a model 
of taste, elegance and luxury. 

Dewing <fc Kent's Sash, Door and Blind factory. Among 
our manufacturing firms none stand better, are more widely- 
known or have greater facilities for doing the work for which 


tliej have pieparod thoinselves. The association is W. G. 
Dewing, James A. Kent, and W. S. Dewing, all long-time resi- 
dents of Kalamazoo, and " live,'' thorough-going business men. 
The Planing Mill and factory for the above named articles is a 
model of effectiveness; supplied witli the best and most im- 
proved machinery, employing none but tlie best workmen, and 
using only the best material. They have w^on golden opinions 
from all sorts of patrons, and will never do any thing to forfeit 
it. The history of this firm begins with I'^OT, wlien it was 
Dewing t% Scudder. Tn 1858, the present firm was established. 
In June, 1805, as our citizens will remember their building was 
entirely consumed by fire, aiul was rebuilt in the fill of the 
same year. The planing mill building is GO feet square and two 
stories high, of brick — their warehouse is 25 by Si) feet, of brick 
also — same height. They have besides a large salesroom on 
Kalamazoo Avenue, where they keep glass, paint, oils, sash, 
doors, etc., &('. The aveiage number of hands employed by 
this firm is :i5. Sales in 1S(JS about §5(),00(>. 

IIhkijI': tt Fixni, Grocei's, 180 Main Street. During the season 
of 1808 this firm have erected a neat looking brick store on 
Main Street at the above number; taken a prominent place 
among the wide-awake business men of Kalamazoo, and are 
doing an excellent business. Both have had exj)erience in trade, 
and the appearance of the store during business hours, sufhcient- 
ly proves that they ai e popular in the quality of their goods, in 
their prices, and in their manner of doing business. 

WiLi.Aiii) MoHSE, Jr., Dealer and Jobber in Millinery and 
Fancy Goods, at No. 1^>1 Main Street. As a dealer in the class 
of goods above mentioned, Mr, Morse is a success. He knows 
this market perfectly, and the class of goods, the styles, and all 
that, suited to the taste of our people are as familiar to him as 
the classics are to a Greek professor. He began business here 
first in the Humphrey Block, in 1857, the next spring he remov- 
ed to the building now occupied by Fish ife Crane, on South 
Burdick Street. In 1851) he moved to 129 Main Street, and 
finding his business steadily increasing and the necessities for 
enlarged facilities, he removed to his present large and commo- 


(lions rooms in LSOi), occupying two stories. He employs a 
lai'ge number of hands, and all departments of the millinery 
trade are conducted in a manner that adds continually to his 
well earned reputation, and his abundant success. He has built 
up a very extensive business in the Jobbing of Millinery and 
Fancy Goods, which he has made a specialty. His store is a 
model r»f its class — order, neatness, beauty, variety and the most 
excellent taste being everywhere apparent. There are, in fact, 
few, if any stores in Kalamazoo, where so much of the artistic 
and beautiful is to be seen, and but few of our citizens have any 
idea of the extent and magnitude of the business which ]\[r. 
Morse carries on. He is aided by a corps of assistants who 
thoroughly understand their several departments. Truly this is 
a complete and deservedly popular establishment. 

E.MPiKK Oi{<;a\ Co., is one of the manufacturing institutions of 
Kalamazoo, which reflects credit upon its name and its mechan- 
ics. This Company commenced opei'ations October 1st, 18G7, 
and the excellence of the Musical Instruments which tliey send 
out achieve for the makers success, esteem and patronage which 
other manufacturers have not been able to ac(piire in years. 
The lirm is composed of George Piggott, iiobert ]). Sees and 
Kdward P. Johnson, all e\'[)erienced and pi-actlcal Organ and 
Melodeon makers. Mr. Piggotl was foi-merly foreman in the 
Melodeon Factory of Blakeman So Phillips, aiul there is not a 
more skillful or more thorough master of the ai*t of making 
Reed Instruments than he, — a man ingenious, inventive, a.nd 
full of resources. These instruments are very po|)nlar, being- 
superior in workmanship, iinish and tone. Air. A. F. 13urch is 
the travelling agent of the firm. 

Grimes Sd Swektlam), Dealers in Lumber, Lime, C^oal, Stucco, 
tfec, corner of Willard and Church vSti*eet. Mr. (Trimes ciime 
to Kalamazoo as early as ISo-l. He has been identiHed with the 
growth of the village, and has taken an active part in local 
affairs. He commenced business at the present staiul in LSO."), 
and the year following he associated Francis Colnian with liim. 
Mr. Colman recently retired from the firm, and Mr. Caleb 
Sweetland, Jr., became a partner. In the line of business car- 


ried on ))y tliese gcMitieiiieu, they deservedly enjoy a good share 
of public patronage, always keeping a lull and excellent stock 
of the articles above (juoted. 

S. K. Jacouson, Piactical Dyer. Scourer and Kepairer, located 
ai 71 ^Main Street. Mr. Jacobson commenced business here in 
tlie s])ring of ISbT. His i'acilities for doing woi'k in his line are 
complete, nnd all orders entrusted to his cai-e will be faithfully 
cx(M'Uted. The beauty and finish of his work is winning for 
him a hirge and increasing patronage. 

W. H. i^ANtiON c^ BiioTJiia;, dealers in all kinds of Agricultural 
Implements. .Mi*. W. Landon, of this fnm, began the business 
of kee})ing on hand and supplying improved farm implements 
and machinery to the farmers of this county, in 1(S()4. In 1868 
his brother became associated with liim. They supply the 
'^ AVorld's ]^ea])cr, " the ''Champion" Jolmson's Self Kaker. 
Also the celebrated HalTs Tornado Thrasher, Taylor's Sulkey 
Kakes, (Train Drills, Cider ]\[ills, Wlieel Cultivators, Horse 
Forks, ifcc, i^c. The Alessrs. Landon are enterprising men and 
keep always along with the improNcments of the day. 

])i ijuKf.L J^!{(>TUKi:s, Manufacturers of Carriages, Wagons and 
Sleighs. These gentlemen occu])y a high position Jimong the 
manui'acturers of Kalama/.oo. The business was estal)lished as 
(\arly as ISoT, by Warren Burrell. From 18-11 to 1SG7, the firm 
was known as IJogeboom ct J^ui'reil, sometimes (4eorge and 
sometimes Da\"i^l l)urrell being ])artnei* of Mr. llogeboom. In 
IS()7, the ])resent firm was foimed, composed of David and 
(Tcorge i^urrell. The building for wood work and ti'imming is 
'24x()i!, for office, storage and i)aint shop o'ixGO, blacksmith 
shojjs, one 120x40, the other '2^)x''2^)] buildhig for storing lumber 
20x00. They employ twenly-five men throughout the year, and 
their business more than keeps pace with the growth of the 
village and country, which recjuires the continual extension of 
their business facilities. The enviable reputation winch tlieir 
work enjoys throughout a wide section of country, is the evi- 
dence that none but the best riiaterial and workmen are employed 
in their manufactory. Their shops are located at the corner of 
Main and Park stieets. 


N. H. Blrlingham, Proprietor of the Phniing- Mill, Sash, 
Door and Blind Manufactory, No. 98 Watei*, corner of Nortl^ 
Park St. Mr. Burlinghani is one of our ohlest Imsiness men. 
For many years he was prominent in tlie settlement and |)]-oi>'- 
ress of Comstock, to which place he came in J 80 1; removing 
to Kalamazoo he has been connected with a number of business 
enterprises. He began the business in which he is now engaged, 
in 1864, since which time he lias added many branches to his 
manufacturing facilities, such as Scroll and Veneer Sawing, 
Wood Turning, Mouldings, ifcc. All ordei's enti'usted to his 
care will be executed with promptness and fidelity. 

George Dodge, Steam Engine Works and Agricultural Foun- 
dery. This is one of the largest manufactories in Kalamazoo. 
In 1855 Mr. Dodge commenced the business which lias become 
so extensive, by the ei*ection of a manufacturing establishment 
on the corner of Rose and P^leanor Streets, from which, soon 
after, he began to turn oui the celebrated Ciu'tis J^lows. In 
1841) he invented his fimous, so called, '' Xo. iM)/" which has 
become the leading plow in this and several of the Western 
States. Pie still continues to manufacture the Curtis plows, 
and several sizes of plows of his original patterns, and other 
agricultural implements, making his Foundery a busy re[>ublic 
of industry; new buildings soon became necessary, and in 18()1 
tlie business ofHce and wai'ehouse were erected. In 18()7 a new 
brick building was put up, and anothei* one in 1^^(>8. Besides 
the office and large ware rooms, thei'e are now the Ibllowing 
buildings belonging to the establishment: Blacksmitli Sho]), 
40 by 40 — capacity six forges; Moulding Shop, 40 by 100 feet; 
Machine Shop, 40 by 40 feet; Wooding Shop, 40 by 40 feet, 
second story; Engine and Grinding Rooms, 25 by 40 feet; Saw- 
ing and Lumber Cutting Shops, 40 by 40 feet; Pattern House, 
80 by 40 feet; Paint and Plow Shops, second story, 40 by 05 
feet, besides buildings for lumber, coal, sand, &c. Working 
force of 1868, 40 to 55 men. Sales in 1808 about $100,000. 
The Engine just now put up, is new and was built by Mr. Dodge. 
Capacity 30 horse power. The boiler Just put in, is also new — 
56 inches in diameter, 14 feet long. 


DjDtfEox & Conr>, dealer.s in Grain, Wool, Salt, Plaster and 
General Produce, No. 99 Xortli Burdick Street. This is a first 
olass, thorough-going and successful business firm, wliose business 
is very extensive, employing a large capital. Messrs. Dudgeon 
ife Cobb have two ware ho ises and an elevator near the Cen- 
tral Depot, and are among our greatest buyers of grain and 
other produce. Mr. John Dudgeon commenced business near 
his present stand in LS-tS; succeeding Munger & Kellogg our 
first warehousemen. Mr. C. L. Cobb came to Kalamazoo in 
1845, and was for years a member of the firm of S. S. ('obb & 
Co., and Babcock, Cobb & Co. The present firm was formed 
in 18G5. Both gentlemen are superior business men and enjoy 
the entire confidence of the })eople of Kalamazoo and adjoining 
counties, with whom tliey have had business relalions so many 
years. They are also ownei's oi a large amount of village lots 
north of the Central Koad 

II. M. Stk\ KNS, dealer in Crockery and Glass Ware, at No. 12 
Portage Street, began business here in 18GG. lie still continues 
at the same place, growing in popular favor q\cvj day. lliis 
store is admirably stocked with every variety of articles in his 
line of trade, embracing all styles, from tlie plain and substan 
tial to the graceful and elegant. An enterprising and thorough- 
ly reliable dealer, JMr. Stevens' success in business is noteworthy 
— the result of [)ersoiial application and attention to the wants 
of the public. 

Bkebe iSo Scott, Merchant Tailors. — This firm occupy one of 
the sjjlendid stores in the new marble block of Henry Breese. 
The firm is comparatively new, having been organized in the 
spring of 18G7, but Mr. llufus Scott has been connected with 
the clothing trail e of Kalamazoo for many years, and few, if any 
more actively and extensively. Before the present co partnership 
was formed with Mr. Beebe, a gentleman of capital and experi- 
ence, Mr. Scott was a member of the firm of G. W. Taylor iSu 
Co., and a salesman more experienced, more reliable, better 
posted as to the wants of customers, and more esteemed than 
he, has scarcely been known hereabouts, liufus Scott is a man 
who thorouglily understands his business, and knows almost 
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every man in this county by name. The store is admirably 
supplied wilh every species of desirable goods, and with the 
best of workmen. About thirty men are kept constantly em- 
ployed. Sales the present year will probably reach $150,000. 

Cock & Thomas, Proprietors of the Steam Elevator and Floui'- 
ing Mills, No. Ill North Burdick Street, This is one of the 
oldest and most favorably known business firms of Kalamazoo, 
and both gentlemen are old residents, Mr. Cock having come to 
this county as early as 1832, and Mr, Thomas in 1837. They 
commenced operations here as Commission and Forwarding 
Merchants as a business firm, in 1848, the association being H. 
F. Cock & Co., composed of Henry F. Cock, Alfred Thomas 
& Charles A. Sheldon, (Mr. Sheldon retired soon after,) — the 
warehouse being on Burdick Street, next South of the Railroad. 
In 1864 they sold their warehouse to Dudgeon c% Cobb, and 
commenced the erection of their present capacious and effective 
elevator; and they have now completed their Steam Flouring 
Mills, which have a capacity to turn out 100 barrels per day. 
Messrs. Cock & Thomas were the first who furnished accom- 
modations for farmers to store their wheat — the first to buy 
grain to ship by Railroad. 

Geo. W. Parker, Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Carpets, 
Cloaks and Millinery Goods. Mr. Parker has been most active- 
ly and prominently connected with the business interests of 
Kalamazoo for many years. In September, 1867, in connection 
with his brother, H. S. Parker, he began in the Dry Goods 
trade, which they carried on very extensively and successfully 
until January, when Mr. H. S. Parker withdrew, and the busi- 
ness in this department is carried on by Geo. W. Parker. His 
store is very properly known as the Mammoth Store, for the 
immense sales that are made there. Among the very best goods 
in the market are those kept by Mr. Parker, and his annual sales 
have made his store famous for marvelous bargains and advan- 
tageous purchases. Mr. Parker's experience as a merchant in 
New York, for a number of years, gives him increased advantages 
as a close buyer. Mr. H. S. Parker's famous hat, cap and fur store 
is in the same block — the finest store of the kind in Michigan. 


J. MooRE, No. 11 Portage Street. Mr. Mooi-e came to Kala- 
mazoo in 1855, and soon after, in L*^57, began to build up his 
present excellent trade in groceries. Twice he has built up his 
brick store (once destroyed by fire). Mr. Moore has been very 
successful in trade, and does a large business which is steadily 

Dr. Moltere — Magnetic Infirmary. Dr. M., had successfully 
practiced his peculiar theory of healing, in Niles, Dowagaic and 
other western cities before coming to Kalamazoo, where his 
success has been more marked. His Medical Infirmary includes 
Hot Air, Vapor, Electric and Chemical Baths. Mrs. Moliere is 
a celebrated Clairvoyant, who delineates diseases without ques- 
tioning the patient, and the Doctor then applies the remedies. 

R. W. South WORTH, Painter, dealer in Paints, Oils, etc., No. 
40 North Burdick Street. Mr. Southworth is an old resident, 
and one of our best known and reliable citizens. Orders left 
with him for work or material will be filled with promptness by 
the best workmen and the most select material in the market. 
Mr. R. Walsh, a most skillful sign and ornamental painter, oc- 
cupies the same room with Mr. Southworth. 

Alexander Matueson, contractor for Cut Stone of all descrip- 
tion. Flagging, etc., No. 99 Water Street. Mr. Matheson is a 
practical stone cutter, and employs the most experienced work- 
men, and keeps on hand the best quality of stone. He is the 
person to apply to for every kind of material or work in his 
line as a builder or contractor for stone. 

Brown & Henderson, No. 13 North Burdick Street, Saddlery, 
Hardware and Trunks. A first-class establishment in every 
respect. Since Messrs. B. & H. have added to their establish- 
ment the manufacture of Trunks, they have greatly increased 
their trade. They make all classes of trunk ware and as good 
as the best in the East. 

Reed & Kellogg, No. 10 South Burdick Street, diflTusers of 
the cloud-compelling weed in all its multiform preparations, 
Cigars, Pipes, Meerschaums, Tobacco, etc. Their establishment 
m the ne plus ultra of Tohacco stores, and the virtues of the 


clever and popular proprietors, like the fra<i;rance of their ehoiee 
cigars, "will live when they have passed nway/' 

Lawiienck & Co. — These gentlemen succeed Messrs. Gale iSo 
Kobinson in the long established and favorably known foundery 
and machine works, corner of Rose and Water Streets. They 
will sustain its high re})utation and make the old shop still more 
useful to the public by continued improvements. 

W. H. CoDix(}T().\, No. 90 Water Street, one of our most 
tasteful Arcdiitects and most extensive Builders. His work 
commends liim. lie is the builder of a luimber of our very l)est 

J. M. Wells, No. 21 South Burdick Street, Agent for Grover 
& Baker Sewing Machines. A gentleman, and thorouglily re- 
liable in all his engagements. 

In our notice of the Empire Organ Factory, we omitted to 
jnention one important fact, that Mr. A. F. Burch is one of 
the principals in this excellent and tuneful firm. 

U.\i)EKwoods\ Merchant Tailors, and Gents' Furnishing Goods, 
No. 27 North 13ui-di( k Street. The gentlemen composing this 
firm are old citizens and completely versed in the Clothing- 
trade in all its departments. 

Joel J. PEiiinx & Co., successoi-s to Gale, Perrin & Co., No. 
122 Main Street. One of the hirgest Retail Hardware Stores 
in tlie West; admirably conducted and stocked with the most 
varied, complete and carefully selected assortment of goods in 
this line. This establishment is favorably known throughout 
W^estern Michigan. The gentlemen composing the firm are 
J. J. Perrin, Charles II. Huntington, W. II. Stoddard, — all 
young men, popular, energetic and thoroughly conversant with 
the requirements of their trade. 

The Press of Kalamazoo is worthily represented by the 
Daily and Weekly Telegkapu, Published by the Stone Bro's, 
by the Weekly Gazette, Published by Lomax cfc Clark, and 
by The Present Age, the organ of the Spiritualists, Published 
by Col. D. M. Fox, for the SpiMtual Association. These pa|)ers 
are ably conducted and enjoy an excellent and deserved patron- 




Skerif—JO}m II. W1^]LLS. 


Judge of Frohatr-^UY.NRY C. BKIGGS. 

Counfi/ Treasunr^imis\]AMm B. WILSON. 

li.ei/iHfer of J)ee(h-^KMUY W. BUSH. 

Frosccuting Atforrmj—nUAV^ C. ]^>U'jniOWS. 

Circuit Conrf. Commissioners— QllX'r^. A. TIIO]\irSON, Jr., 

CounUj Siirvcyor—YIIA'^QIS II0I3GMAN, Galesbnrgh. 
County Cor oner s~AYYLlAA^l FISIIEIl, LYMAN T. EARL, 


.4 /a7Ho— Charles A. Hansom. 
Ih-ady — Lewis C. Kimble. 
Cooper — George Delano. 
Comstoek — 0. E. Biiri'onglis. 
Charleston — Wni. G. Kirl)y. 
Clim.ux — Isaac I*i eree. 
K'd'imazoo — Henry E. Iloyt. 
<M/^^y/w— Willian) C. AYild. 

Portage — John Ivilgore. 
I\ivilion — Charles M. Squires. 
Prairie Ronde — George Nesbitt 
Eoss—Staphcn V. R. Earl. 
RichUnid—li. 11. Warn. 
Schoolcraft — Henry P. Smith. 
Texas — Tliomas D. Rix. 
Wakeshma — S. Fredenbnru:}!, 


Alamo — -Hiram. J>. Ivose, Samuel II. Shnmons, Garrett Van 
Arsdale. Town Clerk, Jan).es S. Tarbell. 

Brady — John Darling, John S. Burk, Jacob II. Risket. 

7hf/m Clerk, Roscoe M. Fisher. 

CnAiiLESTON — A. Eldred, James P. Fowler, Benjamin F. 
Travis. Town Clerk Elias Bayle. 

CoMSTOcK — Y. H, Sumner^ Galesburg; Seman Bristol, Galea- 


burg; Ralph S. Van Vlect, Galesburg; Eli B. Anderson, Corn- 
stock. Town Clerk, A. D. Beckwith. 

Climax — Stephen T. Av^erill, Isaac Pierce, Moses llodgman. 
Town Clerk, Eugene M. Eldred. 

Cooper — John Albertson, A. W, Ingerson, L. A. Crane. 
Town Clerk, A. D. Chappel. 

Kalamazoo — G. P. Doane, Amos D. Allen, Wm. W. Peck; 
William Fletcher. Town Clerk, E. W. Deyoe. 

OsiiTEMO — Alonzo Overacker^ Clark Kellogg, Wm. B Verity, 
Town Clerk, 11. O. Brownell. 

Portage — Levi Blackmer. Town Clerk, Chas. G. Weed. 

Pavilion — Cliarles E. Morrison, George Eberstein. Ihwn 
Clerk, William Armstrong. 

Prairie Ronde — Zechariah Fletcher, George Nesbitt. Town 
Clerk, James A. Pomeroy. ' 

Richland — Elmer N. Peck, John F. Hale, David Carson. 
Town Clerk, M. S. Scovill. 

Ross — Oliver R. Smith, Herman II. Peet, Simpson IIowlancL 
Town Clerk George Bliss. 

Schoolcraft — Charles Ellis, Wesley Martin, Samuel Hawkins, 
Henry P. Smith. Town Clerk, Seneca Smith. 

Texas — William Munson, Anson Jones, George Sprague. 
Town Clerk, Franklin Swan. 

Wakeshma — Henry J. Daniels, Benjamin Mathers, Peter L. 
Rhinearson, J. W. Codman. Towji Clerk, G. O. Byington. 

County Superintendent of Poor — Thos. Brownell, E. B. Dyk- 
man, A. L. Mason. 


J. W. BREESE, President; H. E. IIOYT, Clerk. 

Board of Trustess meet First Monday of every month. 

Trustees — Charles L. Cobb, Alex. Buell, I. D. Bixby, Wm- 
A. House, Chas. R. Bates, H. Phelps, John Parker, N. Bau- 


Committee on Streets and Bridges — H. Phelps, W. A. House, 
C. L. Cobb. 

Committee ox Claims — Alex. Buell, I. D. Bixby. 

" '' Health — W. A. House, N. Baumann. 

'^ Finance— C. L. Cobb, J. Parker. 
'' ^' Printing—AIox. Buell, C. K. Bates, 

<' » Gas— I. D. Bixby, N. Baumamj. 

'' License— C. 11. Bates, C. L. Cobb. 
•* '^ Fire and Water — J. l^arker, Alex. Buell and 

Nicholas l^aumanu. 
Assessors for Corporation — Henry E. Hoyt, Alex. Buell, and 

William A. House. 
Constables — A. C. Balch, J. Wilcox, S. True and J. Galman. 
Marshal — Jos. S. Davisson. 

PIealth Department for Township — H. E. Hopt, E. W. De- 
Yoe, G. P. Doan, A. D. Allen, W. W. Peck, and W. Fletcher. 


Thos. O'Neill, Chief Engineer; Adolph Seller, Ass't Engineer. 

Burr Oak, No. 1. — Albert Randall, Foreman ; Jacob R. 
Campbell, 1st Ass't; Robert Simpson, 2d Ass't; Frank Wood, 
8d Ass't. Hiram Day, Foreman of Hose Cart; H. Earl, Ass't. 

Excelsior, No. 2. — Henry Gale, Foreman; Charles L. Cobb, 
1st Ass't; Frederick Bush, 2d Ass't; Charles ]>rown, od Ass't. 
James Hawley, Foreman of Hose Cart. 

Germama. No. 3. — Joseph Weidner, Foreman; John Un- 
sold, 1st Ass't; Henry Furst, 2d Ass't. John Abraham, Fore- 
man of Hose Cart. 

Hook and Ladder. — Jo])n F. Spohn, Foreman ; Joseph Muhl- 
bach, 1st Assistant. 


The regular meetings of the Board arc held on the lirst Tues- 
day of each month. Rooms in the Corporation Hall. 


President^ ..... Allen Potter. 

Secretary^ .... . . Frank Little. 

Superintendent^ - • - - - E. A. Fraser. 

Board f>f Ediieation. — Alfred Thomas, Thomas S. Cobb, La- 
tham Hull, n. E. Hoyt. 

School Statlstics for 18G8. 

Xo. of Children in the District, between the ages of five and 
twenty, Augiist ISO 8, 2,(>4G. 

Total receipts into the Treasury, §24,604.30. Total disburse- 
ments, 818,lo2.80. Cash balance in August, S0,471.5G. 

Estimated current expenses, $14,510.00. 

N"umber of volumes in District Library, 1000. Number 
drawn during the year, 3,259. Library in Corporation Hall. 
Frank Little, Librarian. 


Principal — R. II. Tripp. Assistants — Miss A. A. Champney, 
Mary Gordon, A. Rudolph Bretzel. 

Grammar Scuool. 

Lydia Coon^ Emma A. Bryant, 

Intermediate Department. 

E. N. Ransom, Aurilla Everett, Marietta Coon, 

Lottie Barker, S. E. Beach. 

Primary D epartalent. 

Francis Hill, Lizzie Rollins, Julia S. Bryant, A. M Ingersoll^ 
Miss Cornell, Miss Reynolds^ Miss Billinghurst, F. E. Carpenter. 

New Union, Lovel Street. 

Principal — F. Gurnset. Assistants — Emma L. Sebring, Mary 
Starr, Alethia Cobb, Susan A. Pratt, Sylvia Burgess, M, A. 
McNeal, Emma Bostwick, Ella C. Hogeboom, E. Tracey. 

Ward Schools. 
Teachers — H. D. Anderson, D. S. Emmett, Emma J. S trim- 
beck, Anna Jannascb. 



No. 70 Asylum Avenue. 

Trusteks : Luther IL Trask, Kalamazoo ; Z. Pitcher, M. D., 
Detroit ; Daniel L. Pratt, llillsdale ; Charles W. Penny, Jack- 
son ; W. A. Tomlinson, Kalamazoo ; Joseph Gilman, Paw Paw. 

IIksihent Okmckrs: E. IT. Van Deusen, M. D., Medical Su- 
perintendent; Geo. C. Palmer, M. D., Assistant Physii^ian ; 
Edward G. Marsliall, M. D., Acting 2d Ass't Physician; Henry 
IMontague, Steward. Rev. Daniel Putnam, Chaplain ; F. W. 
Curtenius, Kalamazoo, Treasurer. 



Organized in 1836. Present membership 444. 

Samuel Haskell, Pastor; William Carter, Haskell Triskett, 
Daniel Putnam, William Allis, Chas. D. Hanscomb, Frederick 
W. Willcox, Deacons; James P. Cadman, Clerk; Francis Cole- 
man, Caleb Eldred, Wm. H. Hanford, Willard Morse, Daniel 
T. Fox, E. G. Huntington, Geo. E. Curtiss, Truetees ; Daniel 
T. Fox, Treasurer. 

Si:>i>AY School. — Henry C. Briggs, Supermtendent; Geo. E. 
Curtiss, AsSjt Superintendent ; Peter Hoftrnaster, Treasurer ; A. 
F. Woodhams, W. L. Eaton, Librarians. Number of teachers, 
27 ; number of attendants, 230. 


This Church was formally recognized in 1805. The number 
of constituent members with those added since is about 90. 

Rev. James A. B. Stone, Pastor ; Charles H. Carter, Clerk; 
Samuel H. Ransom, John Potter and Lorenzo J. Fox, Deacons; 


John Potter, Wm. H. Woodhams, S. M. Nichols, J. A. B. 
Stone, S. H. Ransom, Trustees ; L. M. Holmes, Treasurer. 

John Potter, Superintendent of the Sunday School ; W. H. 
Woodhams, Ass't Superintendent, Number of teachers, six; 
number of pupils, 60. 

Place of worship, in the Hall of Brown's Block, No. 28 
South Burdick Street. 


No. 16 Academy Street. Oliver S. Dean, Pastor; Latham 
Hull, George Colt, David B. Merrill, AVm. A. House, George 
W. Fish, Trustees; George W. Fish, Treasurer; George Colt, 
Clerk. Membership, 360. 

Sunday School — J O. Seely, Superintendent; Number of 
teachers, 24; number of scholars, 350. 


A. Krickard, Pastor ; J. C. Waal, J. Van Zanten, M. Lampe, 
A. Pyl, M. Lukasse, Elders; A. Schrier, II. Ebelink, W. De- 
Yisser, J. Kools, Deacons. Number of communicants 200. 

Sunday Scuool. — Rev. A. Krickard, Superintendent. Num- 
ber of teachers, 15 ; number of scholars 165. Located corner 
Academy and Church Streets. 


Organized July 31st, 1868. Rev. F. Raible, present Pastor. 
Services in Willson's Chapel, corner Lovel and Pine Streets. 

A. Albrecht, Superintendent of Sunday School, Number of 
scholars 30 ; number of communicants 50. 


Organized A. D. 1833. Lovel Street, corner South Rose. 
Number of communicants 320. Rev. Ij. IT. Pearce, l^istor. 
James Turner, Tliomas C, Brownell, E. A. Carder, AVm. F. 
Miller^ Rodney Seymour, David J. Pierson, Henry Wood, 


Albert Latta, li. M. ISTorthrop, Trustees; H. D. Wilbur, Treas- 
urer ; G. II. Lyman, Clerk, 

Sunday School. — Charles R. Brown, Superintendent; Henry 
Wood, Ass't Superintendent. Number of pupils 175 ; number 
of teachers 20. Frank K. Taylor, Librarian. Volumes in 
Library 400. 


Organized February 6th, 1849. Rev. J. V. Hilton, Pastor; 
L. II. Trask, W. A. Tomlinson, F. E. Woodward, M, Ileyden- 
burk, D. O. Roberts, Session ; C. W. Hall, J. Parsons, Deacons; 
W. A. Tomlinson, Treasurer; F. E. Woodward, C. H. Booth, 
William A. Tomlinson, F. S. Hillhouse, J. Parsons, Trustees; 
William A. Tomlinson, President of Trustees; J. Parsons, 

Sunday School. — S. M. Hunger, Superintendent; Wm. H. 
Snow^, Secretary. Number of teachers and officers, 35; number 
of pupils, 347. W. Parke and Edward Bixby, Librarians. Vol- 
umes in library, about 500. 


Organized A. L). 1860. No. 51 Lovel Street. Families be- 
longing to the parish, 100; communicants, 135. Rev. C. A. 
Foster, L. L. D., Rector; John McKee, Senior Warden; Mr. 
Woodford, Junior Warden ; J. K. Wagner, II. Underwood, 
S. O. Bennett, Guy Peniield, Wm. Green, S. K. Selkrig, and 
A Knerr, Vestrymen : Guy Peniield, Clerk of Vestry ; J. K. 
Wagner, Treasurer ; II. Llnderwood, Chorister ; Wm. Stacey, 

Sunday School. — J. K. Wagner, Superintendent ; Robert 
Wilson, Librarian. Number of teachers 13 ; No. of pupils 120, 


Organized A. D. 1837. Corner Main and South Park Streets. 
Families belonging to parish, 97; Communicants, 140; Rev. J. 
R. Anderson, Rector; Mr. Henry Brees, Senior Warden; T. P. 
Sheldon, Junior Warden; II. G. Wells, Israel Kellogg, David 


Fisher, John Dudgoon, J. 3). Burns, Charles Cobb, Dr. Chapin, 
Vesli'ymen; David Fisher, Clerk of A^esti'j; David Fisher, 

Treasurer; John McKibben, Chorister; A]:)pleby, Sexton. 

Sunday Scuool. — J. II. Anderson, vSuperintcndent; Jlobert F. 
Hill, Assistant Superintendent; IVIrs. E. Edwards, Librarian. 
Xuniber of pupils, 120, 


This l)eautiful Chapel erected in 1867, by our philanthropie 
townsman ]Martin Willson, is situated on the coiner of Lovel 
and Pine Streets. 

At present there is no reguLar preaclnng. The German 
Lutherans are temporarily occupying the small chapel in the 
rear. The Sal)bath School is under the su])erintendence of 
Doct. Homer O. Illtchcock, assisted by D. T. Allen; Number 
of teachers, 15 ; nu?nl)er of scholars, 120. 


No. 25 South Park Street. Pev. Clnrk G. Ilowland, l\ast .r. 
Number of members 44. 

Sunday Siuiool. — Chas. S. May, Superintendent; Xumber oi 
teachers 9; Xumber of scholars 70. 


This new and s])]endid church edifice is located upon the 
corner of Kalamazoo Avenue and Park Streets. Jacv. Father 
Isidore Ant. Lel)el, Pastor. 


Corner Water and l^itcher Streets. Pev. Mr. Cary, Circuit 
Preacher; Calvin S. Montr.gue, Superintendent Sunday School; 
12 teachers; 80 scholars. 


No. 110 Kalamazoo Avenue. William H Woodhams, Super- 
intendent; 10 teachers; 55 pupils. 



Corner ]winsom and ISTorth Burdick Streets. F. S. Hillhouse, 
Superintendent; G. Wilson, Assistant Superintendent. Sabbath 
session, half past 2 P. M. Prayer Meeting, Tuesday Evening, 
at half past 7 o^elock. 


Rooms No. Ill Main Street. Free Reading Rooms, open 
day and evening, Sabbaths excepted. Daily prayer meetings at 
Si o'clock, A. M. 

D. O. Roberts. President: IL C. Briggs, 1st Vice Pres't; D. 
H. Haines, 2d Vice PresH, ; C. Strong, Recording Secretary ; J. 
K. Wagner, Corresponding Secretary; E, J. Phelps, Treasurer. 

BoAKT) OF Directors. — S. M. Munger, J. H White, Henry 
Wood, C. D. Hanscomb, L. M. Holmes, Willis Ransom. 

Standing Committkks. — On Churches — C. H. Booth, J. D, 
Sumner, Presbyterian; A. C. Stich, L. Cahill, Congregational; 
J, P. Cadman, R. H. Tripp, Baptist; II. D. Wilbor, C. R. 
Thrown, Methodist; W. H. Woodhams, L. ]\f. Holmes, Taber- 
nacle Baptist; J. K. Wagner, Willis Ransom, St. John's Epis- 
copal ; William Lucas, Ira Lucas, Dutch Reform. 

Devofl(jnaI—J. H. White, S. M, Munger, II. C. P>riggs. 

Home Beiuficrncc—C. D. Hanscomb, C. H. Booth, F S, Hill- 

Lecture — S. M. Mungei*, J, K. Wagner, A. H. Dorris. 

Rouiiii^ and Libra ry — ^E. J. Phelps. Chauncey Strong, C. S. 

Employment ami Board ing-IloHse — H. W. Coddini^ton, C. S, 
Montague, A. L. Lakey. 

Rooms No. 117 Main Street. Ptcv. Clark G. Ilowland, Pres- 
ident; John W. Breese, Vice I^resident; Daniel O. Roberts, 
Corresponding Secretary; James W, Hopkins, Recording Sec- 
retary; Charles A. Hull, Treasurer; H. C. Briggs, Librarian; 
G. M. Buck, Collector; C. II. Booth, C. D. Hanscomb, J. I). 
Sumner, A. C. Wortley, Executive Committee. 



Rooms in Corporation Hall, 26 South Burdick Street. Mrs. 
T P. Sheldon, President; Mrs. L. Eames, Vice President; Mrs. 
D. M. Webster, Treasurer; Mrs. J. O, Seely, Secretary; Mrs. 
H. L. Wayland, Assistant Secretary; Mrs. Samuel Ransom, 
Mrs. J. A. B.Stone, Mrs. J. Pierson, Mrs. J. B. Cornell, Mrs. R. 
S. Babcock, Mrs. R. Gardner, Mrs. J. K. Wagner, Mrs. J. M. 
Hubbard, Mrs. J. S. Ajres, Mrs. Wm. G. Dewing, Directors. 


Kalamazoo Lodge No. 22, F. & A. M. Officers; H. J. 
Browncll, W. M.; Edwin Burdick, S. W.; S. G. Earl, J. W.; 
H. L. Bingham, S. D.; Chas. Bevins, J. D.; P. Hobbs, Treas.; 
Wm. Stacey, Sec'y; John Spohn, Tyler. 

Meets every Wednesday evening, at Masonic Hall, No. 107 
Main Street. 

Kalamazoo Chapter No. 13, R. A. M. Officers: C. H. 
Brown, H. P.; L. C. Starkey, K.; W. C. Ransom, S.; H. J. 
Brownell, C. of H.; J. C. Stanton, P. S.; Ed. Burdick, R. A. C; 
F. Henderson, Treasurer; Wm. Stacey, Sec; S. G. Earl, M. of 
1st v.; Emmit Coon, M. 2d V.; H. L. Bingham, M. 3d V.; 
John Spohn. Tyler. 

Meets Tuesday evenings on or before the full of the moon, at 
Masonic Hall, No 107 Main Street. 

Peninsclar Commandery, No. 8, K. T. Officers : A. T. Met- 
calf, C; F. Henderson, G.; C. II. Brown, C. G.; T. C. Brownell, 
P.; H. J. Brownell, S. W.; J. W. Hopkins, J. W.; J. C. Stan- 
ton, W.; John Spohn, Tyler. 

Meets first Friday of each month, at Masonic Hall, No. 107 
Main Street. 

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, F. & A. M. 

Brownell Lodge of Perfection, — The regular meetings are 
held June 24th, October 5th, and December 27th. 

Kalamazoo Council of Princes of Jerusalem. — Regular meet- 
ings, 20th day of the month Tehet ; and 23d day of the month 
A dar. 


Robinson Chapter of Rose Croix. — Regular meetings, Holy 
Thursday, Easter — 1st Thursday after Easter, Ascension day, 
Penticost, All Saints day and the feast days of Sts. John. 

DeWitt Clinton Consistory. — Regular meetings, March 21st> 
June 25th, September 21st, and December 27th. 


Kalamazoo Lodge, No. 7, I. O. of O. F. Officers: A. Wilson^ 
N. G; Alexander Cameron, V. G.; Charles W. Cobb, SecV ; 
Henry Sterne, T.; William Green, Rep. 

Meets Friday night each week, at their Hall, No. 109 Main 


Kalamazoo Lodge, No. B04, 1. O. of G. T. Present Officers: 
Geo. M. Buck, W. C. T.; Miss Fannie Lewis, W. Y. T.; Leroy 
Cahill, P. W. C. T.; Miss Florence Lewis, W. S.; Malcom B. 
Duffie, W. T.; C. H. Lawrence, W. F. S.; Jas. H. Mills, W. 
A. S.; M. J. Bigelow, W. C; John Stich, W. M.; Miss Alice 
Lyboult, W. D. M.; F. G. Shepherd, W. O. G,; IMiss Lodisa 
Dudbridge, W. I. G.; Miss Thayer, W. R. II. S.; Miss Libbie 
DeYoe, W. L. H. S. 

This Lodge meets on Monday evening of each week, at No, 
150 Main Street, 3d story. 

Arcadia Lodge, No. 576, I. O. of G. T. Present Officers : 
G. E. Curtiss, W. C. T.; Mrs. J. M. Riley, W. V. T.; Chauncey 
Strong, P. W, C. T.; A. D. MacGill. W. S.; W. S. Janes, W. 
T.; m'ts. G. E. Curtiss, W. F. S.; Miss Emma Fox, W. A. S.: 
W. D. Woodhams, W. C; E. C. Stone, W. M.; Miss Lucy 
Garrett, W. D. M.; W. W. Peck, W. O. G.; Miss Sarah Price, 
W. I. G.; Mrs. W. S. Janes, W. R. II. S.; Miss Cornell, W. 
L. H. S. 

This Lodge meets every Tuesday evening, at No. 150 Main 
Street, Bd story. 

ST. PETER'S LODGE, No. 6, F. & A. M. Albert Clay, 
W. M.; John H. Rolson, S. W.; Joseph McCamlus, J. W.; 
Samuel Brown, Treas.; H. Burton, Sec'y. Meets on Monday 
evening of each week, at No. 140 Main Street, 3d iloor. 



Academy, from Soutl) Rose west, next south of Main. 
Allcott, from Portage west (AUcott's Mill). 
Asylum Averme, from Lovel south; next west of Davis. 
Axtell, from South West west, next south of Wheaton Avenue, 
l^alch, from South Burdiek west, next south of Wall. 
Bukley, from Main south, next west of Thompson. 
])ur Oak, from Soutli ]>in'dick west, next south of Vine. 
Burton, from South Burdick east, next south of Johnson. 
Carmel, from Main south, next west of Catherine, 
(.^atherine, from Main south, next east of Carmel. 
Cedar, from Soutli Burdick west, next south of Lovel. 
Clierry, from l*itcher west, next south of Main. 
Clmrch, from Main north, next west of Xorth Hose. 
Comstock Road, from east end JCalamazoo Avenue east, next 

north Michigan Central Rail Road. 
Cooley, from Water north, next west of North Park. 
Davis, from Lovel south, next west of Locust. 
Douglas Avenue, from Main north, next west of Stuart Avenue. 
Dutton, from Jolm west, next south of Walnut. 
Kast Avenue, from east end Kalamazoo A^'enue north-east. 
East Cedar, from Pine west, next south of Lovel. 
Edgar, from Winsted west, next south of Jane. 
Edwards, from Cherry nortli, next west of Pitcher. 
Eleanor, from North Burdick west, next north of Water. 
Elm, from Main north, next west of North West. 
First, from Portage east, next east of J^ortage J3ridge. 
Forest, from South West west, next south of Axtell. 
Frank, from Pitcher west, next nortli of North. 
(4rand Rapids Road, from Junction of North West and Noi'th^ 

west to coiporation limits. 
Grant, from Davis west, to Asylum Avenue. 
Gull Road, from Harrison north-east, next west of Michigan 

Female Seminary. 
Harrison, Irom Kal. Avenue north, next west of Kal. River. 
Henshaw, from Humphrey south, east of Mich. Female Seminary. 
Henrietta, from Cherry south, next east of South Burdick. 
Humphrey, from Henshaw east, east of Mich. Female Seminary. 
Jackson, from Portage east, next south of Third. 
Jane, from Winsted west, next south of Lovel. 
Jasper, from Lovel south, next east of Pine. 


John, from Lovel soiitli, next east of South Burdick. 

Johnson, from John west, next south of Vine. 

KaLimazoo Avenue, from junction East Avenue and Comstock 

Koad west, next south of Willard. 
Lake, from Portage east, next south of Jackson. 
Locust, from Lovel south, next west of Oak. 
Lovel, from Portage west, next south of South. 
Main, from Kalanuizoo Avenue west, to corporation line. 
Michigan Avenue, from Main south-west, (load to Paw Paw). 
North, from Harrison west, next north of Ransom. 
North Eurdick, from Main north, next east of North Rose. 
North l/*ark, from Main north, next Avest of Church. 
North Rose, from IMain north, next west of North Luidick. 
North West, from Main north, next west of Cooley. 
Oak, from Lovel south, next west of Pearl. 
Parsons, from Porter west, next north of Frank. 
Pearl, from Lovel south, next west of South West. 
Pine, from Lovel south, next east of Jolin. 
Pitcher, from S})ring north, next east of Edwards. 
Portage, from Main south, next east of South Burdick. 
Porter, from jVlain nortli, next east of Pitcher. 
Potter, from Lovel south, next west of South Park. 
Ransom, from Harrison west, next north of Willard. 
Reed, from Portage east, next south of National Park. 
Second, from Portage east, next south of First. 
Seminary, from Kalamazoo Ave north, next east of Kal. River. 
South, from junction Henrietta and Cherry west, next south of 

Soutli ]>urdick, from IVIain south, next east of South Rose. 
South Park, from ]\Iain south, next west of South Rose. 
South Rose, from Main south, next west of South Burdick. 
South West, from IMain south, next west of South Park. 
Spring, from Pitcher west, next south of Cherry. 
Stuart Avenue, from i\lain north, next west of Woodward Ave. 
Taylor, from Cherry south, next east of Henrietta. 
Third, from Portage east, next south of Second. 
Thompson, from Main south, next west of Carmel. 
Vine, from Portage Creek west, next south of Button. 
Walbridge, from Kalamazoo Avenue north, next east of Porter. 
Wall, from South Burdick Avest, next south of Bur Oak. 
Walnut, from Pine west, next south of Cedar. 
Water, from Kalamazoo Avenue west, next north of Main. 
Wheaton Avenue, from South West west, next south of Vine. 
Willard, from Harrison west, next north of Kalamazoo Ave. 
Winsted, from Portage south, next east of Jasper. 
Woodward Avenue, from Main north, next west of Elm. 



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Abbreviations. — For Av., read Aveiiue; bds., boards; cor., 
corner; (coVd.) colored; h., house; msinuf., maiiufacturer ; manufy., 
manufactory ; N., North; propr., proprietor ; res., residence; S., 
South. The word Street is implied. 

Abbe Bessie, housekeeper, Burdick Plouse. 

Abbott Dr. J. G., h. 33 South. 

Abbott George, farmer, h. 189 Asylum A v. 

Abels E. H., salesman, bds. 33 S. Burdick. 

Abendroth William, blacksmith, bds. 27 Water. 

Abraham Cornelius, porter, h. 17 Wall. 

Abraham John, groceries, 38 John, h. same. 

Abraham John M., tailor, h. 231 S. Burdick. 

Ackerley Darius, check clerk, M. C. R. R. Freight Office, bds* 

92 N. Burdick. 
Ackerley John, farmer, h. 176 Portage, 
Adams Charles, laborer, 50 S. Burdick. 
Adams Frank, clerk, bds. 184 Main. 
Adams Henry E., student, Kalamazoo College, bds. 8 Michigan 

Adams Jennie, ( col'd ) domestic, 50 Water. 
Adams John, carpenter, h. 45 N. West. 
Adams John, (col'd) h. 6 Seminary, 
Adams Lewis, farmer, with Betsey Hounsom. 
Adams Samuel, painter, bds. 57 N. Rose. 
Adriexanden Jacob, laborer, bds. 218 S. Burdick. 
Agen James, farmer, h. 39 Jackson. 
Agens Charles H., boots & shoes, 93 Main, bds. 189 Kalamazoo 

Ahouse Garret, laborer, h. 70 N. West. 
Aikin Nathan J., physician, 116 Main. 
Ainsworth James, carpenter, h. 226 Main. 
Albrecht Anton, hats, caps & furs, 98 Main, h. 11 Cedar. 
Albrecht Max A., clerk, bds. 11 Cedar. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Aldrich C. C, student, Kalamazoo College, res. Hickory Cor- 
ners . 

Aldrich Judd B., law student, 145 Main, bds. 184 Main. 

Alexander Bella, bds. 110 Ransom. 

Alexander Luzern H., tin, glass and earth en- ware, 80 Water, h. 
18 Walnut. 

Algeo Richard J., harnessmaker, bds. City Hotel. 

Allard Miss M., music teacher, bds. Ill Water. 

AUard Ross S., cabinet maker, h. Ill Water. 

AUcott Deborah, widow William W., h. 264 S. Burdick. 

Allcott Simeon P., h. AUcott. 

AUcott Ward School House, 255 S. Burdick. 

Allen Amos D., justice of the peace, 14 S. Burdick, h. 108 S. 

Allen Caleb B., glove maker, h. 10 Axtell. 

Allen Claries, bds. 49 Water. 

Allen Charles O., cabinet manuf., 55 S. West, h. same. 

Allen Daniel, h. 40 Lake. 

Allen Daniel T., farmer, h. 38 Lake. 

Allen E., (Hubbard, DoUoway iSu Co.,) bds. 11 South. 

Allen George, laborer, bds. 37 Water. 

Allen George L., City Dining rooms, 89 Main, h. 38 Portage. 

Allen James L., gunsmith, (formerly Sweet & A.,) h. 38 Port- 

Allen John B., boarding house, 35 Main. 

Allen Mrs. James, milliner, h. 38 Portage. 

Allen Oscar M., auction and commission, cor. N. l>urdick and 
Water, h. 180 Kalamazoo A v. 

Allen Sarah, domestic, 3 Henrietta. 

AUen William D., rail road contractor, h. 49 Water. 

Allen William S., clerk, bds 43 S Park 

Allen Zenas E., furniture, 29 N. Burdick, h. 13 Walnut. 

AUing Lavv^rence, grocer, 165 Kalatnazoo Av., h. same. 

AUing Ralph, teamster, h. 69 Vine. 

AUis Gardner S., clerk, h. 46 Walnut. 

Allis William, carpenter, h. 43 Walnut. 

Almon Jane, h. 20 Pitcher. 

Aimon John, laborer, bds. 20 Pitcher, 

Almon Mark, laborer, bds. 20 Pitcher. 

Anient E. S., patent right dealer, bds. 39 Main. 

American Express Co., James W. Tayk)r, agt., 7 S. Burdick. 

Ames A. L., trackman, M. C. R. R, bds. Union House. 

Ames Henry C , veterinary surgeon, bds. Burdick House. 

Ames James E., stencil cutter, 89 Main, bds. 32 Portage. 

Ames Thomas G , peddler, bds 65 Water. 

Ames William H , peddler, bds 65 Water. 

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Amperse Marenus, grocer, 60 Kalamazoo Avenue, h same. 

Anderson Delamere, school teacher, h. 31 IST. West. 

Anderson Emmet, carpenter, h. 3J N. West. 

Anderson Lyman, blacksmith, h. 36 North 

Anderson Philander, machinist, bds. 12 Bukley 

Anderson Rev. Joseph R, Rector, St. Luke's Church, h, 34 

Andrews Barbara H., h. 19 Locust. 

Andrews L B , student, Kalamazoo College res. Bedford. 
Andrews W. H., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Bedford. 
Angel Lena, domestic, 34 Cherry. 
Anthony Isabella L., h. 59 Walnut. 

Anthony Worthington M., carriage smith, h. 59 A^alnut 
Antis Mary, bds. 102 S. Burdick. 
Appleby William W., gardener, h. 29 Dav^is. 
Appledorn, Mary, tailoress, bds. 71 Vine. 
Appledorn Nellie, tailoress, bds. 71 Vine. 
Appledorn P. B. & Sons, (Peter B. Ryjer <fc William,) boots & 

shoes, 31 N. Burdick. 
Appledorn Peter B., (P. B. A. & Sons,) h. 71 Vine. 
Appledorn Ryjer, (P. B. A. & Sons,) h. 151 N. Burdick. 
Appledorn William (P. B. A. & Sons,) bds. 71 Vine. 
Appleton & Bills, (John A. & Frank G. B.,) builders, 81 Water. 
Appleton John, (A. &> Bills,) 81 Water. 
Armstrong Augustus W., foreman Cold Stream MiDs, h. 109 

Armstrong Hiram J., carpenter, bds. 10 Axtell. 
Armstrong Susan, (col'd) domestic, SC) Academy. 
Armstrong Willard, carpenter, bds. 10 Axtell. 
Arnold Emanuel, laborer, h. 154 l*ortage. 
Arnold Hiram, h. Grand Rapids ]^oad. 
Arnold Samuel, h. 135 Portage. 
Arthur Thomas, (col'd) hostler, bds. 127 Portage. 
Ash John N., teamster, bds. 10 Harrison. 
Ash Margarett A., h. 10 Harrison. 
Ashby Charles H., (A. & Goss,) h. 9 Bur Oak. 
Ashby & Goss, (Charles H. A. & Milo J. G.,) grocers, 14 S. 

Ashby Permelia, bds. 9 Bur Oak. 

Atchinson Phineas E., produce buyer, bds. 39 S. West. 
Athey James W., cooper, h. 38 AUcott. 
Athey Louis B., stone mason, h. 254 S. Burdick. 
Athey Thomas W., cooper, h. 38 Alcott 
Atkins Louis, mason, h. 36 Church. 
Atkinson James, butcher, bds. Rail Road Exchange. 
Atkinson Rebecca, domestic, 64 S. Rose. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


(Successor to Wl\4. GREEN,) 

Manufacturer and Dealer in 


Saddles, Bridles, Whips, 

.ttitif #> mi Mti 



Particular attention paid to Repairing and 
general Jobbing. 

h, 3S H. Bardiok St., 


Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 

KALAMAZOO Di*llliCT01lY, 187 

Aiiberten Lawrence, joiner, h. 22 Cooley 

Austin Benjamin M., ( A. & Tomlinson,) h. 96 Michigan Av, 

Austin Frank G., dentist, bds. ^3 S. Rose. 

Austin Mrs. Harriet, bds. 38 S. Rose. 

Austin Rosa, domestic, 220 Main. 

Austin & Tonilinson, {Benjamin M. A. & William A. T.,) State 

Prison Contractors, 150 Main. 
Avery James T., driver American Express wagon, bds. 26 Lovel, 
Axtell Laura A., student, 50 Seminary, 
Axtell O. A., bds. 84 Water. 
Ayer Joseph T.^ sash maker, h. 69 Cedar. 
Ay res A., bds. 67 S. Rose. 

Ayres Ebenezer, dealer in agricultural implements, h. 104 Lovel 
Ayres James S., physician, 122 Main, h. 67 S. Rose, 

Baas Paul, grocer, 13 Wall, h. same. 

Babcock Isaiah J., druggist, 31 jST. Burdick, h. 30 Locust. 

Babcock Marvin, (B. cfe'Wagar,) h. 40 Water. 

Babcock Robert S., h. 95 Michigan Avenue. 

Babcock & Wao^ar, (Marvin B. & Dwellv W.,) blacksmiths, 22 

IST. Rose. 
Backus Edward, stone cutter, bds. 6 Douglas Av. 
Bacon xVnnie E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Niles. 
Bacon Sheldon, h. 139 Ransom. 
Badger Cecelia, student, 50 Seminary, res. Niles, 
Badger Ilenrv F., bds. Burdick House. 
J^adger Mrs. t. A., bds. 9 S. Rose. 
Bailey Harlow K., laborer, h. 12 Jackson. 
Bailey Rev. Silas, sen. Prof. Theological department, Kalama- 

zoo College, h. 101 Lovel. 
Bailey Sarah, h. 55 Button. 
Baker Abner S., clerk, h. 40 Pitcher. 
Baker Frank, teamster, bds. 53 Main. 
Baker John, farmer, h. 47 N. Rose. 
Baker John II., musician, bds. 52 N. West. 
Baker Lucius, carpenter, bds. 47 IST. Rose. 
Baker Marcus, student, bds. 47 X. Rose. 
Balch Arad C, constable, h. 122 S. Burdick. 
Balch Confucius L, carpenter, h. 33 S. West. 
Balch Elizabeth, bds. 83 S. Burdick. 
Balch Florence E., bds 83 S Burdick. 
Balch Nathaniel A., (Balch, Smiley & Balch,) h. 23 South. 
Balch Samuel R., farmer, h. 40 Grand Rapids Road. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


Balch, Smiley & Balch, (N. A. B., M. J. S. & W. O. B.) law 

yers, 3 S. Burdick, cor. Main. 
Balch Walter O., (Balch, Smiley & B.) bds. 23 South. 
Baldwin E., laborer, bds. cottage Hall Hotel. 
Baldwin Kate, student, bds. 28 S West, res. Cooper. 
Baldwin Schuyler C, photographer, bds. 124 Academy. 
Balfour Albert C, carriage maker, bds. 6 Eleanor. 
Ball Carrie, cook. National Hotel. 
Ballhouse Ellen, domestic, 191 Main. 
Ballhouse Minnie, domestic, 195 Main. 
Bandelier Augustus O., mason, bds. 23 Edwards. 
Bannister Burr, dentist, 117 Main, h 21 Cedar. 
Barghouse Jacob, laborer, bds. 59 W^ater. 
Barker George, sawyer, h. 8 Dutton. 
Barker Lottie^ school teacher, bds. 102 Lovel. 
Barkenbus Cornelius, carriage smith, bds 40 Locust. 
Barkenbus John, laborer, h. 40 Locust. 
Barkenbus Thomas, clerk, bds 40 Locust. 
Barkhouse Peter, laborer, h. 100 Portage. 
Barlow Ashbel P.^ patent right dealer, h. 26 Cedar and 31 S. 

Barnes Alex. (Barnes Bro's,) 11 S. Burdick. 
Barnes Brigham, silk peddler, bds 187 Kalamazoo Av. 
Barnes Brothers, (John L. & Alex.) game and fish dealers, 11 

S. Burdick. 
33arnes John L., (Barnes Bro's,) h. 24 Pine, 
Barnes John, laborer, h. 11 Johnson. 

l^arnes Munson, ag't Howe Sewing Machine, h. 129 Lovel. 
Barnes William T., butcher, with Richardson <fc Wattles, bds. 

Sheridan House. 
Barrett Augusta W. H , bds 30 Pearl. 
Barrett Charles A., machinist, h 30 Pearl. 
Barrett Theodore K., printer, h. 176 Main. 
Barrows William, carpenter, bds 107 Lovel 
Barrow William P., blacksmith, 109 Lovel, h. 107 Lovel. 
Barry Patrick, peddler, h. 67 Willard. 
Bartholomew William G., cabinet maker, h. 65 S. Park 
Bartlett Azel E., books and stationery, 142 Main, h. 83 Lovel. 
Bartlett Harriet E., bds. 83 Lovel. 
Bartlett Horace, bds. Sheridan House. 
Barton Ezra, laborer, h 25 Third. 
Barton Josephine, student, 50 Seminary, res. Almena. 
Barton William T., trunk maker, bds 13 Cherry. 
Bass John, (col'd) barber, 108 Main, h. 16 Ransom. 
Bassett Annie, dress maker, with Mrs. H. S. Wilbur, 131 


Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


Bassett, Bates & Co., (John C. B., Charles. R. B. & Robert 
M. Ross,) wholesale grocers, 100 Main 

Bassett Ettie, student, 60 Seminary, res. Allegan. 

Bassett George H., (Trowbridge & B.) bds. 5 Edwards. 

Bassett John C, (B. Bates & Co.,) h. 50 S. Burdick. 

Bassett Louise S., bds. 50 S. Burdick. 

Bates Charles R., (Bassett B. & Co.,) h. 29 Lovel. 

Bates Hannah J., housekeeper, 21 South. 

Bates James, h. 3 South. 

Bates Jennie, domestic, 21 South. 

Bates John H., bds. Burdick House. 

Barzeraa Peter, laborer, h. 27 Wall. 

Baumann IST. & Co.. (Nicholas B, & William B. Clark,) brew- 
ers, 45 Michigan Av. 

Baumann Nicholas, (N. B. & Co.,) h. 26 Asylum Av. 

J3each Adella C, student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 

Beach Henry, tailor, h. (31 Cedar. 

Beach Myra, h. 29 Academy. 

Beach Sarah E., school teacher, h. 29 Academy. 

Bechs Michael, trackman, h. rear 53 Ransom. 

Becht Rosa, domestic, 3 South. 

Beck John, assistant foreman gas works, h. 62 Ransom. 

Beckwith Mrs. J. P., h. 51 Main. 

Becraft Henry L., carriage smith, bds. 196 Main. 

Becraft William F., carriage maker, bds. 35 N. West. 

Beechner Henry, laborer, h. 1 East A v. 

Beechner Lucy, domestic, 24 Pine. 

Beebe Darius, (B. <& Scott,) h. 17 Elm. 

Beeboifc Finch, (J. Allen B. ifc Daniel W. F.,) grocers, 180 

Beebe J. Allen, (B. ifc Fhich,) h. 7 N. West. 

Beebe & Scott, (Darius B. &RufusS. ) wholesale cloths and 
clothing, 105 Main. 

Beebee Don A., tinner, bds. 15 Dutton. 

Beebee Peter A., farmer, h. 15 Dutton. 

Beecher Silas, harness maker, h. 52 N. West. 

Beeman Frank A., carpenter, bds. 34 John. 

Beeman William M., carpenter, h. 34 John. 

Beers Harlow, tanner, bds. 27 Church. 

Beerstecher Augustus, printer, bds. 31 Lovel. 

Beerstecher Charles A., book-binder, 12 S. Burdick, h. same. 

Beerstecher, Eugene, wagon maker, bds. 35 Academy. 

Beerstecher Louise, milliner, ( with M. Israel & Co., ) bds. 29 S. 

Beeson Lily H , student, 50 Seminary, res. Detroit. 

Beggs John, grocer, 82 Ransom, h. 80 same. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 






Manufacturers of 


Single, DouUe & Hulay 

Shingle and Lath Mills, Planers, Stickers, Drag 

and Circular Sawing Machines, and all 

kinds of Mill Gearing, Mandrills, 

Fence Cap Augers, &c. 


Of every description, such as 



And in fact nearly every Implement used upon the Farm. 

Castings of all kinds & Job Work promptly attended to. 

HEATER, which is acknowledged to be the best In use. 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Behnke Frederick H., laborer, bds. 29 Pine. 

Behnke Herman, laborer, bds. 29 Pine. 

Behnke Ida, domestic, 21 Academy. 

Behnke Mary, h. 29 Pine. 

Behrend Sam, clerk, bds. 40 Portage. 

Bekrens Christian, laborer, h 80 Walnut. 

Belknap Lafayett, peddler, h. 17-t Kalamazoo Av. 

Bell Charles, grocer, 124 Main, h. 9 Stuart Av. 

J5ell Susan J., music teacher, bds. 190 Main. 

Bellinger Earll B , teamster, h. 13 Henshaw. 

Bellinger John Paul, hostler, h. 98 N. Rose. 

Bellinger John Peter, laborer, bds. 98 N. Kose, 

Bender John, carpenter, li. 140 Kalamazoo Av. 

Benedict C^dvin shoemaker, h. 224 Kalamazoo Av. 

Benedict Henry, trackman, bds. Union House 

J>enedict JMary L., student, bds. 138 Academy, res. Ionia. 

Benedict Sarah, domestic, Burdick House. 

Benn Michael, boot black, bds. Kalamazoo House. 

Bennett Edward L., ( coPd ) laborer, h 60 Edwards. 

Bennett Ephraim, with Tilden & Co , New Lebenon, N. Y., h. 

37 S Park. 
Bennett Flora, attendant at Asylum. 
Bennett George, laborer, h. 14 Walbridge. 
Bennett James C, ( S. O. Bennett & Sons,) h. 242 Main. 
Bennett John, ( S O. Bennett & Sons,) h. 235 Main. 
Bennett Nellie, attendant at Asylum. 
Bennett S. O. & Sons, ( Stephen O., James C & John,) boots 

and shoes. 111 Main. 
Bennett Stella, attendant at Asylum. 

Bennett Stephen O., (S. O Bennett & Sons,) h. 232 Main. 
Bennink John II., blacksmith, bds. 24 Pearl. 
Bentley Delia A., bds. 5 Pearl. 
Berke Abram, carpenter, h. 46 Oak. 
Bermann Moritz, book keeper, bds 21 Academy. 
Berry Benjamin, laborer, bds. 59 Water. 
l]erry Gottlieb, laborer, bds. 59 Water. 
Berry Nicholas, laborer, bds. 59 Water. 
Berry Samuel M., h. 97 S. West, 
l^euchel Bruno, machinist, h. 58 Michigan Av. 
Bevans Thomas R., carriage smith, h 63 Walnut. 
Beverly Cornelius, shoemaker, h. 11 Ransom, 
l^everly Giles A., barber, h. 33 North. 
Beverly William, laborer, bds 11 Ransom. 
Bibbs Charles, ( col'd) turnkey, bds. 10 S. Rose. 
Biddlecome William, carpenter, h. 41 Wall, 
llidwell Horace M , h 69 GuURoad. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 




I>ealei'K in 




Wood, Willow, Stone-Ware, 

I. lit Bill iimii^ 


Goods delivered Free of Charge to any part of the City. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Bigelow George W , clerk, bds. 6 S. Burdick. 

Bigelow Melville J., restaurant, 6 S. Burdick, h. same. 

Billinghurst Jennie, school teacher, bds. 31 N. West. 

Billington Mary, dressmaker, bds. 7 South. 

Bills Frank G., ( Appleton & B,) 81 water. 

Binder Anton, laborer, bds. 7 Walnut. 

Bingham Harry L., photogra2:)her, 112 Main, h. 53 Dutton. 

Bishop Henry, h. 83 S. Burdick. 

Bishop Henry L., (Perrin & B.) bds. 83 S. Burdick. 

Bissell Alpheus, (Bissell & Son,) h. 62 Lovel. 

Bissell James N., clerk, h. 46 Walnut. 

Bissell Melville R., (Bissell & Son,) bds. 62 Lovel. 

Bissell & Son, ( Alpheus & Melville R., ) groceries and crockery, 

174 Main. 
Bivens William, laborer, bds. 37 Water. 
Bixby Bros., (Ira D. & Lorenzo,) lumber dealers and grocers, 

89 N. Burdick. 
Bixby Ira D., ( Bixby Bros.,) h. 54 S. Rose. 
Bixby Lorenzo, (Bixby Bros.,) h. 51 Dutton. 
Black Joseph, mason, bds. 135 S. Burdick. 
Black William D., carpenter, h. 31 Jackson. 
Black Wilson, (col'd) saloon, 57 Main, h. same. 
Blake Emily, domestic, 33 Portage. 
Blakeman Alfred A., salesman, bds. 72 S. Rose. 
Blakeman & Phillips, (William P. B. & Delos P ,) proprs. Star 

Organ manufy. 18 N. Rose. 
Blakeman William P., (B. & Phillips,) h. 72 S. Rose. 
Blakeslee Marietta, music teacher, bds. 114 Academy. 
Blakesly Lyman, farmer, h. 123 Grand Rapids Road. 
Blanchfield Mary, domestic, 203 Main. 
Blaney Elizabeth T., saleswoman, bds. 36 N. Rose. 
Blaney John H., h. 36 N. Rose. 
Blaney Margaret A,, tailoress, bds. 36 N. Rose. 
Blaney Micliael, saloon keeper, bds. 36 N. Rose, 
Blaney Michael F., bds. 36 N. Rose. 
Blaney Sarah, bds. 36 N". Rose. 
Bleazby Anna, student, bds. 86 Academy. 
Bleazby Arthur A., student, bds. 215 Main. 
Bleazby Waller F., student, bds. 215 Main. 
Blenkiron Louise, h. 81 South. 
Bloom Mrs. G., h. 52 Ransom. 
Blossom Charles H., clerk, bds. 184 Main, 
Board of Education, 26 S. Burdick. 

Boardman Albert D., propr. Omnibus Line, h. 1 Cherry. 
Boardman Frederick L., hack driver, bds. 15 Spring. 
Boardman John W., produce buyer, h. 13 Spring. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 








O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


Boardman Mrs. E. A., h. 15 Spring. 

Boardman Peter, laborer, h. rear 8 Carmel. 

Bodamer Charles II., carriage maker, h. 77 8. Rose. 

Bodwell Mary, bds. 40 Eleanor. 

Boeke John, laborer, h. 46 Locust. 

Boekeloo Ann, bds. 123 Portage. 

Boekeloo Catherine, domestic, 87 Portage. 

Boekeloo Derk, butcher, h. 128 Portage. 

Boekeloo Henry, grocer, 87 Portage, h. same. 

Boekeloo Jacob, teamster, h. 128 Portage. 

Boeisema Frederick P., laborer, h. 188 8. West. 

Bogergne Cornelius, laborer, h. 17 Johnson. 

Bolden Benjamin, barber, bds. 110 Kalamazoo Av. 

Bolden John, farmer, h, 110 Kalamazoo Av. 

Bolhouse Lammert, blacksmith, h 108 North. 

Bolhouse Minnie, bds. 108 North. 

Bolhouse Peter, kitchen asst. at Asylum. 

Boll Pose, domestic, 81 8. West. 

Bolles George N., grocer, 81 Cedar, h. 84 S. Park. 

Bonds Amanda, (coPd) ta1)le waiter, Sheridan House. 

Bonner Patrick, peddler, 80 Water. 

Boogaart Elizabeth, domestic, 71 8. Rose. 

Boogaart John, tailor, h. 51 Yine. 

Booher Frederick A., real estate agent, 128 Main, h. 127 8. 

Booher George H., bds. 82 Water. 
Booher Henry, h. 174 Kalamazoo Av. 
Booher James, lalx)rer, Ms. 2 Edwards. 
Booher William II., harness maker, bds. 175 Kalamazoo Av. 
Booi Zake G., farmer, h. G8 Michigan Av. 
Booth Charles H., (B. & House,) h. 62 8. Rose. 
Booth & House, (Charles H. B. & William A. H.,) real estate 

and insurance Agt's, 128 Main. 
Booth Mrs. Wm. L., bds. 62 S. Rose. 
Borden Andrew, h. 74 8. liose. 
Borden Frances, school teacher, bds. 74 8. Rose. 
Borden Lord W., sash maker, h. 245 Main. 
Borden Samuel C, sash maker, bds 245 Main. 
Borland James, laborer, bds. 288 Main. 

Born <fc Gunn, (Samuel B. & Gillman G.,) painters, 7 8. Burdick. 
Born John C, shoemaker, h. 9 Wheaton Av, 
Born Samuel, (B. &> Gunn,) h. 1 Main. 
Born Samuel, shoemaker, h. 42 Oak. 
Born William, painter, h. iSQ Pitcher. 
Bosset Eugenia, house keeper, 25 N. Park. 
Bosset Isaac A., clerk, h. 88 N. West. 

Are Agts. for the ^tna. Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co\s. 



Bostwick Carlos G.. clerk, bds. 22 John. 
Bostwick Emma M., school teacher, bds. 22 John. 
Bostwick Frederick C, apprentice, bds. 22 John. 
Bostwick James H., real estate and insurance A^t., 147 Main 
h. 22 John. ^ ' 

Bosworth Curtis H., attendant at Asylum. 
Boughton Elmer A., grocer, 43 S. West, h. same 
Boughton George, laborer, h. 59 K. Burdick. 
Bowdlear Lizzie, student, bds. Burdick House. 
Bow-dlear Iv^ellie, student, bds. Burdick House 
Bowdlear William A., merchant miller, 107 X. Burdick bds. 

Burdick House. 
Bowen Lizzie, domestic, 28 S. Rose. 
Bowen Nelson R, carpenter, h. 17 Wheaton Av 
Bowker Norman B., h. 112 Ransom. 
Bowser Rola, laborer, h. 83 S. Park. 
Boyd James, laborer, h. 100 Ransom. 
Boyd John, gardener, h. 175 Asylum Av. 
Boyer Elizabeth, h. G4 Pitcher. 
Boylen John M., blacksmith, bds. 36 North. 
Bradford Annie, select school, 183 Main, bds. 72 South 
Bradford Mrs. D. A., bds. 72 South. 
Bradish Lena M., domestic, 53 Main, 
Bradley Samuel C, carpenter, h. 78 Church. 
Bradley Sarah, landscape painter, bds. 45 Lovel 
Bragg Leonard G., (B. & Potter,) h. 141 Asylum Av 
Bramard Frederick, painter, bds. 30 N. Park. 
Branch Arthur, laborer, bds. Cottage Hall Hotel. 
Brander Timen, wagon maker, h. 46 N. West. 
Brannan Thomas, mason, h. 73 Ransom. 
Breen Bridget, bds. 64 Ransom. 
Breese Henry, (T. P. Sheldon & Co.,) h. 13 South. 
Breese John W., lawyer, 100 Main, h. 198 Main 
Bremmg John M., carpenter, h. 12 Church. 
Brennan John, mason, h. 100 North. 

Bretzel A Rudolph cigars and tobacco, 121 Main, h. 68 S. Rose. 
Brewer Corn^lms W., conductor Kalamazoo, Allegan & Grand 

Rapids Railway, h. 38 N. West. 
Briggs Ann L., bds. 3 East Cedar. 

Briggs Henry C judge of probate, 167 Main, bds. 233 Main. 
Briggs Mattie M., student, bds. 60 Academy 
Briggs Mrs. Lucy, h. 3 East Cedar. 
Briggs Nellie W., student, bds. 60 Academy. 
Briggs Warren N., h. 60 Academy. 
Brink Frances, domestic, 60 S. Burdick. 
Brink Hiram, laborer, bds. 180 Portage. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Brink Walter, carpenter, li. 115 Portage. 

J3rink Walter, hostler, 60 S. Burdick. 

Brinks Lena, attendant at Asylum. 

Britton James, painter, bds. 184 Main. 

Britton Wallace W., bds. 98 Main. 

Broadwell Elias H,, mill wright, bds. 50 S. Park. 

Brockmann Amelia, bds. 38 Water. 

Brockman Silas A. S., carpenter, h. 1 Water. 

Brockmann Wilhelmina, domestic, 72 South. 

Brockwell Frank, clerk, bds 63 Lovel. 

Broker Jacob, joiner, h. 8 Johnson. 

l^roker John, laborer, h. 11 Johnson. 

Brookfelt Joseph, painter, bds. 15 Portage. 

Brooks Alfred, carpenter, h. 41 Locust. 

Brooks Eva, domestic, 184 Main. 

Brooks Granville D., butcher, bds. 41 Locust 

Brooks James, clerk, h. 75 S. Rose. 

Brooks Kendall, president Kalamazoo College, h. 57 S. Rose. 

Brooks Marion, domestic, 184 Main. 

]3rophey Catherine, domestic, 73 South. 

Brophoy Margaret, domestic, 78 South. 

Brotherson Andrew, laborer, bds. 10 Cedar. 

Brower Jacob D., teamster, h. 103 Kalamazoo Av. 

Brown Arthur, law^yer, 124 Main, bds 207 Main. 

Brown Asa B., grocer, h. 207 Main. 

Brown Bartlett, (col'd) laborer, bds. 10 Water. 

Brown Charles H., (B. & Henderson,) h. 59 S. Rose. 

Brown Charles R, (Giddings & B.,) h. 35 S. Rose. 

Brown Cornelius, gardener, h. rear 215 S. Burdick. 

Brown Cornelius, laborer, h. 15 Johnson. 

Brown George, painter, bds 5 Main. 

Brown George A., dentist, li. 40 Dutton. 

Brown George M., clerk, bds. 59 S. Rose. 

Brown Harriet, domestic, 42 Main. 

Brown Hattie N., student, bds. 61 S. Burdick, res. North Brown- 

Brown Heman M., (Sweetland & B.,) h. rear T. P. Sheldon & 

Co's Bank. 
Brown <fe Henderson, ( Charles H. B., & Frank H.,) saddlery 

hardware & trunks, UN. Burdick. 
Brown Isaac A., (Merrill, McCourtie & B.,) h. 69 S. Burdick. 
Brown Jacob L, machinist, h. 80 S. Rose. 
Brown Leonard D., gardener, h. rear 215 S. Burdick. 
Brown Louisa, seamstress, bds. 35 S. Rose. 
Brown Lucy, student, bds. 50 Seminary, res. Richland. 
Brown Samuel, boarding house, 42 Main. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Co's. 







Manufacturers of the 


Jtnd neaUrn in 


E £ 
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? -I 

These Instruments with their Smooth Finish, Pipe like Quality, 

Power and Variety of Tone, " excel" for use m 

Churches, Schools and Parlors. 

prices vary 

from #100 to ^1,000. 

Opposite Kalamazoo House, No. 87 Main St., 



O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, 



Brown Samuel, laborer, bds. 42 Main. 

T3rown Sarah, attendant at Asylum. 

Brown Simeon, gardener, bds. rear 215 S. Burdick. 

Brown William, carpenter, h. 178 N. Burdick. 

Brown AVilliam T., h. :]9 Cedar. 

Browne Byron M., (B M. B. & Bro.,) h. 92 Vine. 

Browne B. M & Bro , floor & feed, 182 Main. 

Browne Charles E., bds. 92 Vine. 

Brownell Cornell, bds 22 Edwards. 

Brownell Eliza, cook, City Hotel 

Brownell Henry, deputy sheriif, bds. 10 S. Rose. 

Brownell Silas O., farmer, h. 11 Botter. 

Brownell Thomas C, overseer of poor, h 46 S. West. 

Brownson Edgar E., clerk, bds. 5 Bur Oak. 

Brownson Florence I., dressmaker, bds. 5 Bur Oak. 

Brownson Mary A., h. 5 Bur Oak. 

Bruen George T., (Kidder & B.,) h. 71 S. liose. 

Brun Cornelius, laborer, h. 21 Wall. 

Brundage Erastus, agent for patents, h. 88 North. 

Brundage Seneca A., laborer, h. 64 North. 

Brundage Walter C, telegraph oi)erator, M. C. LI. R., bds. 184 

Brundage William H., carpenter, h. 10 Catherine. 
Bryant Byron H., civil engineer, bds. 35 Main. 
Bryant Emma A., school teacher, bds. 18 Cedar. 
Bryant Julia S., school teacher, bds. 18 Cedar. 
Buchan Lyman B , blacksmith, bds. 37^ Main. 
Buchanan James, bds 148 Vine. 
Buck Andrew, show case manuf , h. 6 N. Burdiidv. 
Buck Ciiarles B., (coFd) farmer, bds. 127 Portage. 
Buck George M., (May & B ,) bds. 184 Main. 
Buckham Catherine, domestic, 31 Academy. 
Buckhout Oscar K., clerk, bds 33 S. Burdick. 
Buckley Daniel, tailor, bds. 81 N. Burdick. 
Buckley James, druggist, h 6 Jasper. 
Buckley Thomas, blacksmith, h. 14 Jasper. 
Budd Albert H., builder, h. 257 Main. 
Budd Frank D., book keeper, bds. 9 S. Rose. 
Budd Stephen, boarding house, 9 S. Rose. 

Buell Alexander, conveyancer, 95 Main, bds. Kalamazoo House. 
Buell Hon. Emmons, farmer, h. 147 S. West. 
Bullard Zenas H., (Hascall .fc B ,) h. 14 First. 
Burch Asa F., (Empire Organ Co.,) h. 38 Cedar. 
Burden Charles, (col'd) laborer, bds. 11 Seminary. 
Burden William H., (cold) laborer, h. 11 Seminary. 
Burdick Edward, carpenter, bds. Rail Road House 

tracts, ifcc, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 



W. S. LAWREUCE fi, CO., 

(Successors to LAWRENCE 8l GALE,) 

s T E -A. im: 

Corner ROSE & WATER STS., 

Manufacturei^s of all Kinds 


;griciiltiiral implements. 

Agents for the Most Improved 


% ^-mmA 

All kinds of Repairing done at Short Notice. 


O. N. & T. F. Giddings pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 


Burdick Edwin, h 31 Portage. 

Burdiek House, Theodore F. Pickering, propr., 130 Main. 

Burdick William II., foreman with Lsbell & Dayton. 

Burges James A., carriage trimmer, bds. 35 N. Rose. 

Burgess Sylvira, school teacher, bds. 108 S. Burdick. 

Burget Jennie, domestic, 220 Main. 

Burke Henry, attendant at Asylum. 

Burke James, laborer, h. Hill Road to Galesburg. 

Burlingham Frank H., sash maker, bds. 42 Water. 

Burlingham N. H., propr. phming mill ^ «ash, door and blind 

manufy , 98 Water, h. 85 Water. 
Burnett Also, (coPd) h, 7 Seminary. 
Burnett Samuel A., carpenter, h. 5 Potter, 
Burnham Giles G., h, 2l Elm. 
Burns I) , shoemaker, G5 Main, h same 
Burns James, bds. 21G Main. 
Burns J. Davidson, (R. & J. D. B ,) h 209 Main. 
Burns Joseph, laborer, bds. Union House. 
Burns R. & J. D., ( Robert & J. Davidson,) lawyers & real 

estate Agts , 147 Main. 
Burns Robert, (R. & J. D. Burns,) h. 44 Academy. 
Burrell Brothers, ( George & David,) carriage & waixon manufk 

192 Main. 
Burrell Gharles, wagon maker, bds. 27 Academy. 
Burrell David, (B. cfe Brother,) h. 35 Academy. 
Burrell George, (B. & Brother,) h. 27 Academy. 
Burrows Julius C., (Severns & B.,) bds. 199 Main 
Burry Bence, hostler, Goss' livery stable 
Burry Nicholas, hostler, Burdick House. 
Burson Florence, attendant at Asylum. 
Burson Lottie, attendant at Asylum. 
J^urton Drucella, domestic. Rail Road Exchange 
Burton Sherman M., insurance agent, h. 39 S. West 
Bush Adam, laborer, bds 40 Grand Rapids Road. 
Bush Frederick, (B. & Patterson,) h 29 South. 
Bush Harvey M., clerk, bds. 80 South. 
Bush Henry W., register of deeds, 153 Main, h. 80 South. 
Bush John, laborer, h. 144 Frank. 
Bush Orra, boarding house. 50 S. Park. 
Bush & Patterson, (Frederick B. & Thomas P.,) builders, 76 

N. Burdick 
Bush William H , student, Kalamazoo College, res. Plain well, 
Bushman William, laborer, bds. 120 Portage. 
Bushnell Sidney S., farmer, h. 30 East A v. 
Busley Harry C., confectioner, h. 8 Dutton. 
Butler Mary, h. 68 Ransom. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Go's. 






it©r #L 

Will Execute on Short Notice^ 

Plans and Designs for Churches, 


.A-tid. all other* bind of Bnilding-s- 


li. H.TRASK, Esq., 1 iw?n>,;„o« T. C BROWNELL, 1 

Col. F. W. CURTENIUS, ^i,«^„, j ii£^°_„ HENRY WOOD, ^Methodist Church. 

ALLEN POTTER, Esq., J female Seminary. ^ ^ BROWN, J 


W. H. SNOW, Esq., F. E. WOODWARD, W. G. PATTISON, Esq., 


O. :^^. & T. R GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


Butler Thomas, carpenter^ h. 70 Ransom. 
Butler Walter C, ( coFd, ) clerk, bds. 57 Main, 
Butt Joseph, laborer, bds. 30 N. Park. 
Butts Harriet S., attendant at Asylum. 
Button Elisha, bds. 83 S. Burdick. 
Button Minnie, -student, 50 Seminary, 


Cable Mrs. John, cloak and dress maker, 07 S. Burdick, h, same. 

Cadman Hannah M., bds. 216 Main. 

€adman James P., ( Clark <fc C, ) bds. 216 Main. 

Oadman John W., train dispatcher M. C. R. R., bd^s. 184 Main. 

Caesar Julius, bookbinder, h. 20 Pitcher. 

Caffrey Libbie, attendant at Asylum. 

Oagney Edward, laborer, h. 142 Port<age, 

Cagney Mary, domestic, 56 South. 

CahiU LeRoy, ( Stich, C. & Co.,) bds 184 Maim 

Oahoon Mary, widow, bds 83 Main. 

Cahoon Miss L. A., millinery and fancy goods, 83 Main, h same. 

Calhoun James, patent spring bed dealer, h. 179 Kalamazoo At, 

Calkins C. W., clerk K. A. & G. R. R., bds. Burdick House. 

Calkins Susan J., student, bds, 114 Academy. 

Cameron Alexander A., builder, h. 61 S. Burdick. 

Cameron Emma, student, 50 Seminary. 

Cameron John, foreman gas works, h. 45 North, 

Camp Fitz William, tinner, bds. 148 Vine. 

Camp Joel, physician, h. 148 Vine. 

Camp Sarah, boarding house, 148 Vine 

Campbell Alice E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 

Campbell Elizabeth, bds 41 Main. 

Campbell Elizabeth R., boardnig house, 29 S. Burdick. 

Campbell Jacob R., saloon, 41 Slain, h. same, 

Campeau Adolph, sexton and saccristan, bds 25 N. Park. 

Campion Francis, laborer, bds. 50 Parsons. 

Campion Thomas, laborer, bds. 50 Pareons. 

Canning Thomas, sash maker, h. 154 N. i^urdick. 

Capell Columbus, mill wright, h. 22 East Av. 

Capell F. H., mill wright, h. 33 Comstock Road. 

Capen Charles C, millinery and fancy goods, 107 Main, bds. 

Kalamazoo House. 
Carder Edwin A., ( C , Gilbert <fc Co., ) h. 59 South. 
Carder George H., upholsterer, bds. 59 South. 
Carder, Gilbert & Co., ( Edwin A. G, Henry Gilbert, and John 

McKee, ) furniture, 133 Main. 
Carder Mrs. William, bds. 59 South. 

Are Agts. for the ^tna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Go's. 


Carder Myron F., clerk, bds. 59 South. 

Carl Charles, farmer, bds. 21 Forest. 

Carman Leander, farmer, bds. 42 Main. 

Carnahan Edwin, carpenter, h. 55 Dutton. 

Carnes Byron, student, bds. 76 S. Rose 

Carpenter Frances E., school teacher, bds. 31 Academy. 

Carpenter John H., clerk, bds 63 Lovel. 

Carpenter Louis M., cooper, bds. Dollar House. 

Carr James H., carpenter, h. 120 Portage. 

Carr Mrs. P. M., bds. 35 Academy. 

Carr Norman W., printer, bds 120 Portage. 

Carroll Bridget, seamstress, 94 S. Burdick. 

Carroll Julia, domestic, 9 S. Rose. 

Carroll Mathew, laborer, h. 14 Cooley. 

Carroll Mathew, malster, bds 26 Asylum Av. 

Carse Alexander E., clerk, bds. 35 Main. 

Carson Catherine, domestic, 81 Lovel. 

Carson John, hostler, bds. 49 Water. 

Carter Charles H., carpenter, h. 55 Asylum Av. 

Carter William, farmer, h. 134 Academy. 

Carveth George, cooper, h 163 Kalamazoo Av. 

Cary Rev. Beverly, Kalamazoo Circuit, h 15 Ransom. 

Caryl Charles H., clerk, bds. 48 S. Park. 

Caryl John C, confectioner, h. 48 S. Park. 

Caryl Lizzie J., cashier, with Munger & Champlin, bds. 48 S. 

Case David S., ( Stacey ifc C , ) res. Pavilion. 
Case Jennie, domestic, 125 Lovel. 
Casey John, tailor, bds. Rail Road Exchange. 
Caster George R., teamster, h. 88 Ransom. 
Caster John, teamster, h. 94 N. Rose. 
Caster liellen, school teacher, h. 88 Ransom. 
Caster Robert M., laborer, h. 62 Parsons 
Cave James, Butcher, 2 Gull Road, h. 8 Gull Road. 
Cave John, bds. 125 S. West. 
Cave John, Jr., gardener, h. 125 S. West.. 
Caxston Henry, laborer, h. 59 North. 
Cedik Gertrude, domestic, 225 S. Burdick. 
Cellem Frederick, travelling agent, h. 26 Comstock Road. 
Cester Sarah C, domestic, 92 S. Burdick. 
Chadbourn Benjamin, h. 37 Main. 
Chamberlain Ormon, h. 67 Cedar. 
Chamberlin Anna, bds. 234 Main. 
Chamberlin Fannie, domestic, Farmers Home. 
Chamberlin Mary, domestic, Farmers Home. 
Champlin Egbert M., (Munger &, C.,) h. 50 Academy. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Champney Abbie, preceptress, high school, bds. 102 Lovel. 

Chandler George M., carpenter, bds. 32 Portage. 

Chapin & Bro., (William D. & Edward,) vegetables, City 

Chapin Edward, (C. & Bro.,) bds. 84 Water. 

Chapin Lebeus C., physician, 3 S. Burdick, h. 41 Asylum Av. 

Chapin William D., (Chapin & Bro.,) h. 114 Water. 

Chapman Flora, domestic, 51 South. 

Chapman Henry, (C. & Valentine.) h. 15 Plarrison. 

Chapman Lucinda, domestic, 88 S. Rose. 

Chapman Philis, h. 15 Hairison. 

Chapman & Valentine, (Henry C. & Jonathan,) grocers, 82 Main. 

Charles Thomas G., printer, bds. 84 Water. 

Charlton John B., (col'd) capenter, h. 39 Cooley. 

Chase F. H , ( C. & Johnson,) res. Comstock. 

Chase & Johnson, (F. II. C. & Tobias J.,) proprs. Union Hall, 
2 Portage. 

Chase Nehimiah, fanning mill manuf. 73 Main, h 8 John. 

Chase Orra, bds. 14 First. 

Chase Perkins, laborer, bds. 49 Portage. 

Chase Rebecca, student, 50 Seminary. 

Cheney Henry B., student, Kalamazoo College. 

Cherry John, blacksmith, h. 11 Cherry. 

Chidester Edward K., teamster, h. 40 North. 

Childs Lottie, h. 89 Water. 

Chipman Delia, bds. 82 Vine. 

Chipman Frank, bds. 108 Water. 

Christian Cornelius, carpenter, bds. 9 Wheaton Av. 

Christman George, laborer, bds, 84 Cherry. 

Christman Jacob, drayman, h. 28 Edwards. 

Chrisman Mrs. J., boarding house, 28 Edwards. 

Chubb Harvey, h. 28G Main. ^ 

Church Austin, laborer, h. 8 Michigan Av. 

Church Frederick, switchman, bds. 80 K. Park. 

Church John S , bar tender, Kalamazoo House, h. 6 Eleanor. 

Church Joseph II , foreman Goss' liv^ery stable, h. 6 Eleanor. 

Church Seth J., carpenter, h. 108 Kalamazoo Av. 

Church Willard, bds, 89 N. West. 

Churchill Charles S., clerk, bds. with R. P. Churchill. 

Churchill Cornelius, bds. 37 Water. 

Churchill John F., gas fitter, bds. 57 S. Burdick. 

Churchill Roswell P., carpenter, h. rear of 10 Harrison. 

Cislink Joseph, tailor, bds. 67 Vine. 

City Hotel, Robert Horn, propr., 64 N. Burdick. 

Claesgens & Fowler, (John M. C. & James F.,) saloon & bowl- 
ing alley, 24 ]^. Rose. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Co's. 


y^^j ^ «ik'^ 

H* ®imMW@H4M*l 



No. 98 Water, corner North Park St., 

Manufacturer of 



Wood Turning, Veneer and Scroll Sawing, &c., k, 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 


Claesgens John M., (C. <fc Fowler,) h. 108 INTorth. 

Clapham James P., druggist, 106 Main, h. 14 Taylor. 

Clapham James G., druggist, bds. 14 Taylor. 

Clarage Thomas, machinist, h. 47 S. Rose. 

Clark & Cadman, (Rev. James A. C. & James P. C.,) job 
printers, 6 Church. 

Clark Charles S., clerk, bds. 213 Main. 

Clark Dean, assistant editor Present Age, bds. 15 Stuart Av. 

Clark Egbert H., drayman, h. 147 N. Burdick. 

Clark Elijah J., (Lomax & C.,) h. 42 S. Rose. 

Clark Erastus Jr., agent with George W. Winslow, bds. 33 

Clark Frank M., ( Wm. B. Clark cfe Son,) bds. 195 Main. 

Clark Frank, carpenter, h. lOG Ransom. 

Clark George T., conveyancer, h. 39 K. West. 

Clark Jay W., printer, bds. 42 S. Rose. 

Clark Levi A., grocer, 231 Main, h. 6 Michigan Av. 

Clark Lucius L., (George Colt & Co.,) h. 213 Main. 

Clark Lucius L. Jr., student, bds. 213 Main. 

Clark Mrs. M., h. 2 Oak. 

Clark P. W., student, Kalamazoo College. 

Clark Rev. James A., prof. Kalamazoo College and (C. & Cad- 
man,) h. 8(3 Academy. 

Clark Robert D., student, h. rear G2 Michigan Av. 

Clark Sarah, h. 42 Ransom. 

Clark Stella, student, 50 Seminary, res. Big Rapids. 

Clark William, saloon, h. G Winsted. 

Clark Wm B., ( Wm. B. Clark & Son, and K. Baumann & Co.) 
h. 195 Main. 

Clark Wm. B & Son, (William B. & Frank M.,) dry goods & 
carpets, 131 Main. 

Clark William H., gents, furnishing goods, 14 Portage, bds. 59 

Clay John A., whitewasher, h. 23 Walbridge. 

Cleenewerck I3enjamin, harness maker, 55 Water, h. 64 S. West. 

Cleland Florence M., student, 50 Seminary, res. Niles. 

Clement William B., h. 91 Lovel. 

Clements John J., cooper, h. G AUcott. 

Clenland Effie M., student, 50 Seminary, res. Lawrence. 

Clenland Martha H., teacher of music; Michigan Female Sem- 

Cleaveland Charles II., clerk, bds. 184 Main. 

Clifford Alice E., student, bds. 245 Main, res. Texas. 

Clifford Alphonzo, student, bds. 245 Main. 

Clifford Stephen, blacksmith, bds. 44 N. Rose. 

Clinton James, drayman, h. 102 Ransom. 

tracts, ifec, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Parfcs-ri jMamMttl 

Parkers Mammotli Store 

PARKERS MAMMOTH Store, Kalamazoo 

Pmrtori Kt®p Wwf 6§tii 
Parkers Keep Hats and Caps 

(JEI i^L'tSja., 


Parkers Keep White G-oods 
Parkers keep Furs 

Partori Kttp iltaii 

Parkers Keep Millinery Goods 

Pmrltri l®©p Carpsti 
Parkers Keep Biiffalo E^otes 

Parkers Keep First Quality Goods 

Pmrltri featp ta©© fiatte 

p^-^T-arc TToft-n '''"« »"'* ^«'*f<^*'* SEWING ma- 
£^d>iJlC/itd JL^W^ CHINE in the World. 

Psf fc#ra lt#i ▼©!▼#! iarf ©|g 
Parkers Keep Everything you want. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 

Oloi^terman John, laborer, h. 187 S. l>urclick. 

Olosterman Leonard, marble polisher, h. 114 North. 

Olosterman Mary, domestic, ")d N. West. 

Oloiuch James W., with K. S. Parker & Co., h. 68 C<?dar.. 

Coats William R., h. 19 Elm. 

Cobb ^A.letha, school teacher, bds. GO IS . Park. 

Cobb Charles L.. ( Dudgeon & C, ) h. 205 Main. 

Cobb Cliarles W., (Thos. S. Oobb, Son t% Co.,) bds. Kalamazoo 

Cobb >'tephen S., oflice l':]5 Mai??., h. 'Ml Main, 
Cobb Thomas E., drij$^ clerk, bds. 184 Main. 
Cobb Thomas S.. (Thos. 8. Cobb, Son & Co.,) h. 58 S. 
Cobb S.! Son & Co., (Thomas S. & Charles W. Cobb 

<fe Edward F. Pond,) crockery & glassware, 102 Main. 
Oolmrn William, carriage smith, h. 35 Cooley. 
Cock Henry, (C. & Thomas,) h. 120 Gull lioad. 
Cock <fc Thomas, (Henry F. C. c% Alfred T.,) grain and pro- 
duce dealers, 111 N. Burdick. 
Coder Mrs. J. F., washer woman, h. 05 N. Burdick. 
CodincTjton Adda I, bds. 147 S. West. 
CODINCTON IIENPvY W., BUILDER, 90 Water, h. 80 S, 

Codington AVilliam W., carpenter, h. Ill S. Burdick. 
Cody Mary E., milliner, bds. oO John. 
Coe Betsy E., cloak and dress maker, 21 S. ]>urdick, bds. o2 

Cogan Denis A., gardener, h. 247 Main, 
Cogle John, attendant at Asylum. 

Cohn Adolph, cigars and tobacco, 85 N, Burdick, bds, 4'> South. 
Cohn Henry, peddler, bds. lo N. West. 
Cohn Mary, h. 5 Jasper. 

Cohn J\[orris, clothing, 129 Main, h. 52 Portage. 
Cole Annie, tailoress, bds. 78 N. Rose. 
Cole Edwin W., tailor, h. 08 Vine. 
Cole Garret, laborer, h. 59 John. 
Cole Myron, laborer, h. 73 N. Rose. 
Cole Myron, veterinary surgeon, 82 N. Rose, bda. Sheridan 

Cole Sophia L., seamstress, bds. 08 Vine. 
Cole William, bds, ()8 Vine. 
Coleman George W., tinner and gas-fitter, 140 Main, bds 81 

Coleman Howard G., student, bds. 188 Academy. 
Coleman Hudson, student, bds 188 Academy. 
Colenum Jolin, laborer, bds. Rail Road Exchange. 
Coleman John J., engineer, h. 2 Oak. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 






Always on hand and furnished on short notice. 

Office and Yard, No. 94 Water St., 

MMsi&mAmB&t Mmm 


ll^^ Orders respectfully solicited, and strict attention paid 
to the execution of plans. 

O. N. & T. R GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


Coleman Milton, constable, h. 20 Dutton, 

Coleman Oscar, merchant, Oshtemo, h. 100 Lovel. 

Collins Adelaide F., student, 50 Seminary, res. Quincy. 

Collins Giles H., farmer, h. 126 Portage. 

Collins Henry F., printer, bds, 84 Water. 

Collins Joel B., carpenter, h. 79 Walnut. 

Collins John, shoemaker, h. 161 Kalamazoo Avenue. 

CoUom Melissa, attendant at Asylum. 

Colman Frajncis, h. 188 Academy. 

Colt George & Co., (George C, Lucius L. Clark, and P2lisl)a 

Gerow,) dry goods, 127 Main. 
Colt George, (Geo. Colt & Co.,) h. 206 Main. 
Colthrop James, hostler, City Hotel. 
Combs George W., sash maker, bds. 27 Church, 
Common Couiicil Room, 26 S, Burdick. 
Comstock Calvin, farmer, h. 70 Gull Koad, 
Conant Frances, bds. 60 iST, Park. 
Condon Mrs. Catherine, h. 48 Willard. 
Coney William, horse tamer, bds. 49 Water. 
Congdon Michael, night watch, Kalamazoo House, 
Conklin Elizabeth, cook, 89 Main, 
Connell Bridget, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 
Conner James, mover of buildings, bds. 49 Water. 
Conners Conrad, laborer, bds. GS Ransom. 
Conners Edmund, laborer, h. 32 Ransom. 
Conners Kate, domestic, 45 Academy. 
Connolly Michael, hostler, bds. 87 Water. 
Conway James E., carpenter, h. 11 N. Park. 
Cook Andrew, laborer, h. 29 Wall. 
Cook David, laborer, h. 5 Burton. 
Cook Henry, hostler. Dollar House. 
Cook James, shoemaker, bds. 44 Water. 
Cook James, butcher, h. 59 Cedar. 
Cook Joanna, domestic, 67 8. Rose. 
Cook Lewis E., printer, bds. 83 S. Burdick. 
Cook Washington W., boarding house, 80 N. Park. 
Cooke Sidney, law student, 117 Main, bds. Kalamazoo House. 
Coon lielinda, h. 48 Walnut. 
Coon Emmett, clerk, bds 48 Walnut. 
Coon Lydia, school teacher, bds. 48 Walnut. 
Coonley Mary, student, 50 Seminary, res. South Bend 
Cooper E. Minnesota, student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 
Cooper John, painter, bds. 44 Water 
Cooper Mary B., student. 50 Seminary, i-es Battle Creek. 
Cope Thomas V., prop'r Cottage Hall Hotel, 58 X Rose. 

Are Agts. for the ^tna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 


Corbett Charles, mason, bds. Union House. 

Cornell Albert, student, bds. 228 Main. 

Cornell Augusta, school teacher, bds. 21 S, West. 

Cornell Francis W., (J. B. C. & Co.,) bds. 199 Main. 

Cornell Henry A., druggist, IIG Main, bds. Burdiek House, 

Cornell H. Fred., book keeper, bds. 223 Main. 

Cornell Joseph B., (J. B. C. & Co.,) bds. 17 S. Rosa 

Cornell J. li., physician, h. 223 Main. 

Cornell J. B. <fe Co , (Joseph B. & Francis W.,) proprs. car- 
riage manufy. 14 Eleanor. 

Cornell Oscar D., clerk, h. 218 Kalamazoo Av. 

Corporation Hall, 2G S. Burdiek. 

Corsett Oscar B., (Stowell C. & Co.,) bds. 1 South. 

Cory Dan W., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Concord. 

Cottage Hall Hotel, Thomas V. Cope, propr. 53 N. Rosa 

County Clerk's Office, 153 Main. 

County Treasurer's Office, 167 Main. 

Courtney John, laborer, h. 33 Grand Rapids Road. 

Courtney Nellie, domestic, 37 Lovel. 

Cousins Rev. James, (col'd) h. 35 Porten 

Covell Albert, teamster, h. 121 Water. 

Cox Isaac, h. 137 Vine. 

Coy Jane, milliner, bds 175 Asylum Av, 

Cozier Mary A, h. 71 Cedar. 

Craft Edwin, clerk, bds. 89 Main. 

Cramer Cornelius, laborer, h. 74 N. West. 

Cramer Martha, domestic, 1 Woodward Av. 

Cramer Meyer, clothing, 113 Main, h. IG Spring. 

Cramp John, laborer, bds. 20 Asylum Av. 

Crandall Thomas J., cooper, h. 20 Jackson. 

Crane Delivan, laborer, h. 9 S. Burdiek. 

Crane George, carpenter, bds. 96 Ransom. 

Crane Levi A., travelling agent Stowell, Corsett & Co., bds. 28 

Crane N. W. Sanford, (Fish & Crane,) h. 86 S. West. 

Crane Stephen B., laborer, h. 54 N. Park.- 

Crane Stephen L., teamster, h. 96 Ransom. 

Cranmer Nathan, physician, h. 34 Oak. 

Craven Thomas, laborer, h. 19 Third. 

Craver Mathias, local express, h. 34 K. West. 

Craver William, produce broker, h. 73 Vine. 

Cremer Gertrude, domestic, 97 S. West. 

Cresy Peter, laborer, bds. 67 Vine. 

Cromb John P., laborer, bds. 26 Asylum A v. 

Cronk Samuel D., insurance agt. bds. 13 N. West. 

Cropsey Betsey E., bds. 4 Edwards. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 



Crosby Emma, bds. 86 Academy. 

Crosby Harvey, drug clerk, bds. Kalamazoo House, 

Crosby Ora B., clerk, h. 5 Edwards. 

Crosett Edwin, musician, h. 25 Cedar. 

Crossman Marilla, bds. 22 John. 

Crowley John T., mason, bds. 44 Main. 

Crown Frederick, laborer, h. 60 North. 

Crumley Annie, dress maker, bds. 3 South. 

Crumley Semantha, domestic, 29 Lovel. 

Crux Thomas, clerk, bds. 72 Academy. 

Cryderman John C, bds. 48 John. 

Cryderman Libby, bds. 20 Dutton. 

Cummings Frank M., cigars and tobacco, 6 N. Burdick, h. 8 

Cummings Dona, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 
Cunningham Henry, peddler, bds. Union House. 
Curtenius Frederick W., collector internal revenue 2d District, 

127 Main, h. 13 S. Kose. 
Curtis Cyrus M., h. Look Out, near S. end S. Burdick. 
Curtis Frank, laborer, bds 30 N. Park. 
Curtis Jennie, student, 21 South, bds. 40 S. West. 
Curtiss Comibrt, bds. 31 Pitcher. 
Curtiss George E., freight agent M. C. R. R.,h. 171 Kalamazoo 

Curtiss Sarah J., h. 222 S. Burdick. 
Cutler Thomas C, lawyer, 147 Main, h. 48 John. 
Cyss Cornelius, carpenter, bds. 3 Wall. 
Cyss John, laborer, h. 14 Johnson. 


Daiser Ferdinand, shoemaker, h. 4 Edgar. 

Dake Augustus, bds. 89 Water. 

Dake Hiram P., shoemaker, h. 6 Potter. 

Dalton Nicholas, stone cutter, bds. 37 Water. 

Daley Nellie, student, bds. 6 Stuart Av. 

Dame Woodberry, builder, h. 98 Lovel. 

Damerell Elizabeth, domestic, 206 Main. 

Damerell Frances J., milliner, bds. 84 S. West. 

Damerell John, mason, h. 84 S. West. 

Damerell Richard N., marble cutter, bds. 105 S. Burdick. 

Damerell Stephen, marble polisher, h. 105 S. Burdick. 

Daniels Almerin M., student, bds. 235 Main, res. Troy. 

Daniels Frances E., student, bds. 235 Main. res. Troy. 

Daniels George F., tinner, bds. 27 Portage. 

Daniels James G., clerk, bds. 27 Portage. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Go's, 




Dealer t& 





Kerosene Lamps, Tatle Cutlery, 

SilT8r-Plat«d Wara, ^e., 

No. 12 Portage St., Union Hall Block, 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 



Daniels Joseph B., grocer, 25 Portage, h. 27 Portage. 
Daniels Joseph A., tinner, bds. 27 Portage. ^ .. , . 

d'Arcambal Ai^nes, millinery and fancy goods, 17 S. Burdick, h. 

93 S. Burdick. 
d'Arcambal Chas. S., druggist, 132 Main, h. 93 S. Burdick. 
Darling Abner L., farmer, h. 159 Asylum Av. 
Darling Mrs. K. H., h. 12 Cedar. 
Darrow Cecilia, bds. 37 Main. 
Davenport Emily, bds. 41 N. West. 
Davenport Lorinda, bds. 41 N. West. 
Davis Asa, boarding house, 44 Water. 
Davis Asbury C, grocer, 47 Locust, h. same. 
Davis Charles F., (P. C. D. & Son,) bds. 76 S. Burdick. 
Davis Edward II., fanner, h. 96 S. Burdick. 
Davis P]mily B., bds. 106 Academy. 
Davis Erasmus, fruit grower, h. 15 Grant. 
Davis Francis M., farmer, h. 106 Academy. 
Davis George, stone cutter, h. 5 Oak. 
Davis Georore E., clerk, bds. 76 >^. Burdick. 
Davis George, Gen'l Agt. K. A. & G. R. R., and St. J. V. R. R., 

bds. Kalamazoo House. 
Davis Ida B., student, bds. 106 Academy. 
Davis James W., sash maker, bds. City Hotel. 
Davis John C, Agt. K. A. & G. R. R. and St. J. Y. R. R., h. 36 

S. Park. 
Davis John D., clerk, bds. 184 Main. 

Davis Lewis R., propr. saw mill, h. Hill Road to Galesburg. 
Davis Mary, bds. 118 Ransom. 
Davis Moses, barber, 8 N. Burdick. 
Davis Peter, wheelwright, bds. 84 Water. 
Davis P. C. & Son, (Philip G. & Chas. F.) grocers, 136 Main. 
Davis Philip C, (P. C. D. & Son,) h. 76 S. Burdick. 
Davis Samuel C, h. 32 North. 
Davis Samuel K., teamster, h. 98 Ransom. 
Davisson Joseph S , village marshal, 126 Main, h. 10 Davis. 
Davisson Manly T., carpenter, h. 15 Stuart Av. 
Day Albert H., wood worker, h. 20 Main. 
Day Emily, domestic, 70 S. Burdick. 
Day Hiram, plow wooder, h. 20 Main. 
Day Horace A., h. 20 Main. 
Day Samuel, laborer, h. 31 North. 
Day William, h. 31 N. West. 
Dayton Charles S., (Isbell & D.,) h. 44 S. Rose. 
Dean Frankie, waiter. City Hotel. 
Dean Rev. Oliver, pastor Congregational Church, h. 80 S. 


tracts, &c., No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 








"v^ o I?, k: S, 

( Establislied in Xl^^^.) 

Shop on Portage St., opposite Union Hall, 



o, /A 


We do not " make bold to say my iikqual can't be found, 
because they don't come hover ; " but we do claim that badly 
shaped letters, bad punctuation, bad grammar and worse spelling 
are not common on work done at our shop. We would say to 
persons needing marble, that the blocks in the monuments 2ce 
make are all ground together, making a perfect lit, not requiring 
a quarter of an inch of plaster to fill up the joints. 

We pronounce the marble agent's story that we " have 
gone out of the business," and our '' wagon will not be around 
any more," maliciously false. 

We shall keep a good assortment of tli;* larious kinds 
of Marble, and WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD. 


Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


De Back Jacob, laborer, h. 5 Wall. 

I)e Bat Jacob, laborer, h. 118 North. 

De Bat John, baggage master, K. A. & G. R. R. R., bds. 118 

Debodice Frank, laborer, bds. 222 S. Burdick. 
Decker Basilus, boarding house, 102 Kalamazoo Av. 
Decker Erskine, student, bds. 75 Academy. 
De Clark Abraham, carpenter, h. 95 North. 
De Grail* Henry, tinner, with Robert Howard. 
Deitz Charles J., bds. 202 Main. 
Deitz Jacob, h. 202 Main. 
Deitz Leslie B., bds. 202 Main. 
Dekam Antone, blacksmith, h. 139 S. Burdick. 
Dekam John, teamster, bds. 189 S. Burdick. 
DeKam Peter, blacksmith, h. 193 S. Burdick, 
DeKorn William, laborer, h. 194 S. Burdick. 
DeKubber Abraham, mason, h. 1 Wall. 
DeKubber Isaac, carpenter, h. 34 Locust. 
DeKubber Jacob, mason, bds. 1 Wall. 
DeLano H. A., clerk, bds. Kalamazoo House. 
Delano John M., h 126 S. Burdick. 
DeLong Louis, cook, Kalamazoo House. 
DeMary Kate, milliner, bds. 17 Pitcher. 
DeMary Newcomb, h. 17 Pitcher. 
Denadel William, laborer, h. 35 Wall. 
DenBleyker Paul us, h. 77 S. Burdick. 
Denison Francis, h. 8 Cedar. 
Denison Francis W., student, bds. 8 Cedar. 
Denison Herbert, student, bds. 8 Cedar. 
Denison Rollin C, prop'r Sheridan House livery and sale stable, 

h. 81 Lovel. 
Denslow Mary A., bds. 15 Elm. 
Deregt Cornelius D., carpenter, h. 98 Vine. 
Deregt Margaret, bds. 98 Vine. 

Dermont Kate A., student, 50 Seminary, res Detroit. 
Desenberg B. & Co., ( Bernard L., Bernard M., and Meyer, ) 

wholesale and retail grocers, 115 and 121 Main. 
Desenberg Bernard L., ( B. Desenberg & Co.,) h. 4G Portage. 
Desenberg Bernard M., ( B, Desenberg tfc Co , ) h. 7 Edwards. 
Desenberg Meyer, ( B. Desenberg & Co., ) h. 50 Portage. 
Desenberg Moses, grocer, 80 N. Burdick, h. same. 
Deubler John, tailor, h. 98 Kalamazoo Av. 
Devisser John, tinner, bds. 103 S. Burdick. 
Devisser Katie, milliner, bds., 103 S. Burdick. 
Devisser Nellie M., bds. 103 S. Burdick. 
Devisser P. M., bds. 103 S. Burdick. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 





Dealers* in 


L4TH & 8UIN0LE8, always on hand. 







Manufacturers of all kinds of 


Also Dealers In 

Wheat, Buckwheat, Corn, Oats, &c., &c. 

Proprielorn of the 

Celel>r-atecl '"^ Cential Mollis V 

Flour and Feed Store, No. 182 Main Street, comer of Chnrcli, 
Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

O. N. & T. F. GEDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 


Devisser William, carpenter, h. 103 S. Burdick. 

Devisser William, Jr., tinner, bds. lOeS 8. Burdick. 

Dewing & Kent, (William G. D., James A. K., and William 
S. Dewing,) prop'rs sash, door, and blind manufy, 152 Kal- 
amazoo Av. 

Dewing William G., ( D. & Kent, ) h. 23 Lovel. 

Dewing William S., (D. & Kent,) bds. 23 Lovel. 

Dewitt Isaac, painter, bds. 70 Kalamazoo Av. 

Dewitt Jacob, blacksmith, bds 70 Kalamazoo Av. 

Dewitt Maria, domestic, 88 South. 

Dewolf Frank, clerk, h. 5 Dutton, 

Dexvarte Goost, mason, bds. 135 8. Burdick. 

DeYoe Edwin W., war claim and insurance a^j^ent, 3 8. Burdick, 
h. 55 Lovel. 

De Yue, Mrs. William H., h. G4 8outh. 

Dezay John, carpenter, bds. 11 Grand JIapids lioad. 

Dickerson George A,, engraver, h. 51 Walnut. 

Dignall Henry, mason tender, bds. City Hotel. 

Dillon Mathew, blacksmith, bds. Kail Road Exchange. 

Dimler Michael, bds. 80 Main. 

Divine Manassas, laborer, h. 53 North. 

Divine Patrick, laborer, bds. 53 Nortli. 

Dixon George, laborer, h. 5 East Cedar. 

Doan Gersham P., justice of the peace, 123 Main, h. 9 Pine. 

Dobbin John, blacksmith, Ms 169 Kalamazoo Av. 

Dodge George, propr. Ibundery and machine works, 39 N. Rose, 
h. 45 N; Rose. 

Dodge Jasper N., grocer, 16 8. Burdick, h. 186 Main. 

Dodge Miss IT. P., principal female department, Kalam.azoo, 
College, bds. 69 8outh. 

Dodge 8heldon, bds. 45 N. Rose. 

Dodge Willard, h. 35 Lovel. 

Dodwell James, harness maker, bds, 63 Grand Rapids Road. 

Dolan Mary, bds 49 N. Park. 

Dolan Sarah, serv^ant, 50 8. Burdick. 

Dollar House, P. Duffie & 8on, proprs., 57 N. Rose. 

Dolloway Henry C, (Hubbard D. & Co.,) h. 72 8, Burdick. 

Domono Cornelius, laborer, h, 7 Johnson. 

Domono John, laborer, h. 14 Balch. 

Donahue 8usan, domestic, 50 8. Rose. 

Donay Charles, blacksmith, bds. 27 Church. 

Doody John, clerk, bds. with Heman M. Brown. 

Doolin Martin, fireman at Asylum, h. 43 Pitcher. 

Doolittle Alice E., student, bds. 245 Main, res Richland. 

Doolittle Fanny E., student, bds. 245 Main, res. Richland. 

Doran Kate, dress maker, bds. 64 Ransom, 

tracts, &c., No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Derail Mary, h. 106 Willard. 

Doran Michael, clerk, Sheridan House. 

13oran William, trackman, bds. Union House. 

Dornan Patrick, laborer, bds. Union House. 

Dome William, laborer, bds. 47 Portage. 

Dorr Thomas E., stone cutter, h. 41 Chiirch. 

Dorris Alvah H., gen'l. Agt. Wheeler & Wilson, and Howe 
Sewing Machines, 102 Main, h. 46 S. Park. 

Doty Peter, carpenter, h. 125 Ransom. 

Doubleday Abner D., farmer, h. 83 Walnut. 

Douglass Eli, farmer, h. 228 Main. 

Douglass Gayton A., (Perry & D.,) h. 148 Vine. 

Douglass George W., farmer, bds. 228 Main. 

Douglass Orson, mason, h. 62 Michigan A v. 

Douling Sarah, domestic, 46 S. Burdick. 

Dowdall Michael, harness maker, h. 28 Cooley. 

Downer William S., brewer, bds. 26 Asylum Av. 

Downing John H., carpenter, h. 70 North. 

Doyle Fannie B., tailoress, bds., 119 North. 

]3oyle James, laborer, h. 60 K. West. 

Doyle John, mason, h. 119 North. 

Doyle John, moulder, h 50 N. West. 

Doyle Mary, domestic, 17 Elm. 

Doyle Mary A., domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Dragoo John, hostler, bds. 40 Cherry. 

Drake Benjamin, Jr., h. 92 S. Burdick. 

Drake Emily A., student, bds. 12 Bukley. 

Drake J. J., chief clerk internal revenue office, h. 62 Academy, 

Drake Randal, h. 12 Bukley. 

Drawbolt Sophia, chamber maid, Burdick House. 

Drayton Thomas A., carpenter, h. 127 Vine. 

Drurnraond Elizabeth, domestic, 96 Ransom. 

Dudbrige Lodica, ladies' hair dresser, bds. 174 Main. 

Diidbridge Sarah B., seamstress, h. 174 Main. 

Dudgeon <fc Cobb, (John D. and Charles L. C.,) produce and 
commission merchants, 99 and 106 N. Burdick. 

Dudgeon Frank C, book keeper, bds. 7 Henrietta. 

Dudgeon John, (D. & Cobb,) h. 7 Henrietta. 

Dudley & White, (William H. D. and Joseph H. W., ) hard- 
ware, 146 Main. 

Dudley William H., ( D. & White, ) h. 58 Academy. 

Duffie Malcolm B., (Phelix D. and Son, ) Dollar House. 

Duffie P. & Son, (Phelix and Malcolm B.,) proprietors Dollar 
House, 57 N. Rose. 

Duffie Phelix A., telegraph operator, M. C. R. R., (and P. 
Duffie & Son, ) bds. Dollar House. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Duffy John, laborer, h. 99 N. Rose. 

Dunion Mary E., domestic, 86 S. Kose. 

Dunbar Chester H., bds. 37 S. West. 

Dunbar D. D., printer, bds. 84 Water. 

Dunbar Eugene, clerk, bds. 37 S. West. 

Dunbar Frances M., (G. E. D. & Co.,) res. New Haven, Conn. 

Dunbar G. Edwin, ( G. E. D. & Co.,) h. 37 S. West. 

Dunbar G. E. ifc Co., (G. Edwin, Frank M., and Lyman M.,) 

merchant millers, 30 S. Burdick. 
Dunbar Junius H., machinist, bds. 35 N. West. 
Dunbar Lyman M., ( G. E. D. c^ Co,) h. 37 8. West. 
Duncan George M., carpenter, bds. 187 Kahimazoo A v. 
Dundom Jacob, carriage painter, bds. 59 John. 
Duiidom William, laborer, h. 39 Wall. 
Dunham Alice, bds. GO S. Burdick. 
Dunhnm Mary, student, bds. f> Oak, res. Law ton. 
Dunk ley Emily, domestic, 17 Douglas A v. 
Dunkley James, engineer, h. 74 Walnut. 
Dunkley Josepli, gardener, h. 32 Pearl. 
Dunn Charles, h 20 Jasper. 
Dunn Eliza, domestic, 33 S. Burdick. 
Dunn Margaret, dom.estic, 72 S. Park. 
Dunning Albert, moulder, h 37 Ransom. 
Dutch Peter, shoe maker, bds. 132 Kalamazoo A v. 
Dutcher Lucinda A., dressmaker, bds. 4 Johnson. 
D wight Charles, clerk, bds 71 S. Rose. 
Dye Emily, h. 123 Ransom. 

Eagelton William, manuf. window shades, 26 N. Rose, h. 65 

Eagles Henry, grocer, 137 Portage, h. same. 

Fames, Gardner T , bds. 91 South. 

Fames Lucy, h. 91 South. 

Fames Wilfred, spoke manuf. 6 Asylum Av., bds. 91 South. 

Earl Albert G., bar tender, bds. 47 Portage. 

Earl Barney, stock dealer, h, 47 Portage. 

Earl George W., (E. & Trebing,) h. 1 Lovel. 

Earl Henry C, deputy sheriff, h. 15 Pitcher. 

Earl Minnie, student, 50 Seminary. 

Earl Stephen G., produce buyer, bds. 47 Portage. 

Earl & Trebing, ( George W. E., and Charles W. T., ) restau- 
rant, 121 Main, basement. 

Early Patrick, laborer, h. 64 Cooley. 

Eastland Frank W., clerk, bds. 47 S. Park. 

Agents, ISTo. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 




Double Daily Passenger Trauis Each Way. 

Connecting at Kalamazoo with 

Kalamazoo, Allepii & Gfand Rapids R. R. & Mich. 

For all Points East, West and North. 

FREIGrHT Forwarded by ^^Red Line" Cars, 

To Points East and "West, 

Without brealiing bulli, and Rates as Low as the 

adTertised rates of any other Line for 

Eastern or Western Freight. 

Makes close Connection at WHITE PIGEON with 
For all Points East, West and South. 

O3P'lF'I03ESI=l.S s 


Supt. Gen. Freight &. Ticket Ag't. 

Offices in Depot, Italamazoo. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 


Eastland Martha M., h. 47 S. Park. 
Easton Mattie, attendant at Asylum. 
Kaston Nancy E., domestic, 3 Level. 
Eaton Annie S., boarding house, 11 Carmel. 
Eaton O. P., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Cheshire. 
Eaton William L., student, bds. 11 Carmel. 
Eavens Charles P., laborer, h. 34 Pitcher. 
Ebeling Bennett, tanner, bds. 24 Pearl. 
Ebeling Henry, grocer, ()4 Walnut, h 24 l^earl. 
Eddy Mary E., saleswoman, bds. 35 Lovel 
Ederle Anton, (E. & Haar,) h. 78 Main. 

Ederle & Haar, (Anton E. & Lewis J. H.,) saloon, 78 Main. 
Edson Kufus P., lawyer, 126 Main, bds. 28 S. Park. 
Edwards David, shoe maker, h. 51 Main. 
Edw^ards Henry, bds. 22 Edwards. 
Edwards John M., ( Stuart & E., ) h. 66 South. 
Edwards Samuel, bds. 169 Kalamazoo A v. 
Edwards Thomas J., marble cutter, bds. 21 Church. 
Edwards William A., marble cutter, bds. 21 Church. 
Edwards William D., tinner, bds. ()(} South. 
Eggleston Maggie, domestic, City Hotel. 
Eggleston Patrick, laborer, h. 28 Jasper. 
Ehle J3enjamin, laborer, bds. 30 X. Park. 
Ehle Benjamin W., teamster, h. 267 Main. 
Ehle George, painter, h. 267 Main. 
Ehle Mary, bds. National Hotel. 
Eisemann Michel, tailor, h. 7 Lovel. 
Ekster E., carpenter, h. 153 N. Burdick. 
Eldred Alma, bds. 15 Davis. 

Eldred Caleb, Jr., ( C. S. Montague ife Co.,) h. 12 Thompson. 
Eldred Carrie B., milliner, bds. 26 S. West. 
Eldred Eva A., student, bds. 12 Thompson. 
Eldred Katharine Y., student, bds. 12 Thompson. 
Eldred Sarah E., student, bds. 12 Thompson. 
Eldridge Caleb, shoe maker, h. 160 Main. 
Eldridge Emily G., dress maker, 160 Main, bds. same. 
Eldridge Juliette E., dress maker, bds. 160 main. 
Elkerton George II., sash maker, bds. 35 N. Rose. 
Ellis Frederick, musician, h. 21 Harrison. 
Ellsworth Luana, domestic, Dollar House. 
Ely Joseph E., sash maker, h. 1 Bur Oak. 
Emmett Fannie M., school teacher, bds. 12 Church. 
Emniuns Philip, harness maker, bds. 175 Kalamazoo Av. 
Empall Bethel, machinist, h. 52 Eleanor. 

Empire Organ Co., ( Geo. Piggott, Robert D. Sees, P^dward P. 
Johnson, and A. ¥. Burch, ) 87 Main. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Co's. 



The Michigan Uational Bank, 

Etitsttiii- Mkk^. 

Authorized Capital, $500,000. Surplus, $60,000. 




W. A. WOOD, 


S. S. CORD, 

.). C. RASSETT, 





Preaident. l^ice Preaidenl, Caahier* 

3e- 3E 3F1. St «X« 


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.i?Lvxthox-ized Capital, ^^00,000. 





O. N. &> T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Empror John, laborer, h 99 Ransom. 
Empror John, laborer, bds. 99 Ransom. 
Empror Thomas, laborer, bds. 99 Ransom. 
Engelmann Christian, saloon, 17 Harrison, h. same. 
Engle Kate, domestic, Burdick House. 
Engle Nicholas, chair maker, h. 15 Portage. 
Engles John, painter, bds. L5 Portage. 
English John, teamster, h. 31 Cooley. 
Ensign Benson C, drayman, h. 51 Portage. 
Epley Phicba, domestic, 40 South. 
Erwin Anna, h. 10 Pitcher. 
Essebaggers John, carpenter, bds. 5 Porter. 
Essebaggers John J., carpenter, 31 Pitcher, h 5 Porter. 
Essebaggers Nicholas, carpenter, bds. 5 Porter. 
Evans Emma, attendant at Asylum. 
Evans Laura, attendant at Asylum. 
Evans Lura, bds. Gl Kalamazoo Av. 
Evans Margarett, domestic, 18 Johnson, 

Everard John II., harness maker, 17^ N. Burdick, h. 175 Kala- 
mazoo Av. 
Everest Jennie L., student, bds 20 Pearl. 
Everett Aurilla, school teacher, bds. 110 Vine. 
Everett Mahlon, carpenter, h. 110 Vine. 
Everett Obed W., h. 104 Water. 

Everett William L., sash maker, bds. 187 KalamaKOO Av, 
Everhart Harry S., book keeper, bds 199 Main. 
Everhart May, student, bds. 199 Main. 
Everhart Mrs. M. L., bds. 199 Main. 
Evits Acenah, seamstress, h. 5 Jasper. 
Evits Bradley W^., clerk, bds. 5 Jasper. 
Evits Myron H., watch maker, 158 Main, h. 50 John. 

Fagan James, laborer, bds. 21 Cooley. 

Fairbanks Dan, farmer, h. 33 East Av. 

Faitel Abraham, laborer, h. 97 Ransom. 

Faling A. C, telegraph operator, h. 8G Kalamazoo Av. 

Faling Martha, h. S6 Kalamazoo Av. 

Fancher Sarah L., student, 50 Seminary, res. Homer. 

Fargo Wilson D., h. 73 S. Rose. 

Farley John, farmer, h, Olmsted road. 

Farmer's Home, Norman Stanley prop'r, 47 Main. 

Farnsworth E., hostler, bds. 37 Water. 

Farnsworth Lucy J., bds. 54 Dutton. 

Farnsworth Mary, bds. 59 S. West. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Co's. 






( Snooessops to WM, H. SNOW, ) 


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Spectacles, Clocks, 

Full stock, Fine Goods, Low Prices. 
Practical Watclima&trs & IngrsT^rs. 




O. ISr. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 




Miscellaneous and 

Blank Books, Diaries, Pass Books. 
Albums. Bibles. Fancy Goods. 

Pocket Books. Gold Pens. Card Cases. 

Ittd n mmml Jssorlntcnt of J^tationerij, 

iro.'i2e MAiir street, 

k:jvla.m:azoo, m:ich. 

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For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Go's. 



Farrell Bernard, h. 52 Churcli. 

Farwell George O., drug clerk, bds. 93 S. Burdick. 

Faulkner W. C , engineer, bds. Kalamazoo House. 

Faxon Sidney W., post office clerk, bds. 184 Main. 

Fay Albert B., clerk, bds. 283 Main. 

Fay Francis C, builder, 92 Water, bds. 233 Main. 

Fay Julius W., builder, 92 Water, h. 233 Main. 

Fayerweather Edgar L., carpenter, bds. 107 S. Burdick. 

Fearna Abraham, "laborer, h. 218 S. Burdick. 

Fearn.^des David, shoemaker, h. 113 Xorth. 

Fearnsides Mary A., domestic, 30 Main. 

Feidel Cornelius, hostler, bds. 49 Water. 

Fellows Hattie, student, 50 Seminary, res. Prairie Ronde. 

FenDyke John, night watch, City Hotel. 

Fenijn Abram B., laborer, h. 12 Balch. 

Ferguson Gemima, bds. 94 Academy. 

Ferguson Sylvester, lumberman, h. 79 Vine. 

Ferris Timothy, laborer, h. 38 Oak. 

Ferry George, butcher, h. 44 North. 

Fiedell Johanna, domestic, 20 Elm. 

Field Darius W., farmer, h. 27 Dutton. 

Finch Aurelius S., physician, 49 S. Park, h. same. 

Fmch Daniel W., (Beebe c% F.,) h. 180 Main. 

Finley Isaac, student, Kalamazoo College, res. Ross. 

Finley Mary A., domestic, GG South. 

Finley Mrs. Sarah, h. 40 Grand Rapids Road. 

Finney, Mariette E., h 7 Carmel. 

Finney Thomas II., currier, bds. 27 Church. 

First National Bank, Latham Hull, Preset; Jas. A. Walter, Vice 

Pres't; Chauncey Strong, Cash.; Chas. A. Hull, Teller, 123 

Fish & Crane, (Edward II. F. & N. W. Sanford C.,) grocers, 

13 S. Burdick. 
Fish Edward H., ( F. Sd Crane,) bds. 25 Lovel. 
Fish Edward J., with Geo. W. Fish, h. 25 Lovel. 
P'ish George W., local express, bds. 142 Kalamazoo Av. 
Fish George W., prop'r Fish's elevator, 51 Edwards, and flour 

and feed store, 8G Main, h. 57 Lovel. 
Fish Hannah, boarding house, 142 Kalamazoo Av. 
Fish Henry, student, bds. 114 Academy. 
Fish Hiram C, carpenter, h. 27 Ransom. 
Fisher Daniel, saloon, 1 Portage, h. 15 Cherry. 
Fisher David, bds. 199 Main. 
Fisher David A., auctioneer, bds. 58 S. Rose. 
Fisher Eliza, bds. UN. West. 
Fisher Helen, student, bds. 21 South, res. Three Rivers. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


Fisher Jeaimette, principal Michigan Female Seminary. 

Fisher John, cooper, h. 8^] Allcott. 

Fisher William L., carpenter, bds. 73 North Bm-dick. 

Fiske Ira W., physician, 3 S. J3m'aick, h. 82 8. Burdick. 

Fitch Asa, h. 33 S. Rose. 

Fitzgerald Eliza, bds. 15 Stuart A v. 

Fitzgibbon David, laborer, h. 159 N. Burdick. 

Fitzsimmons Anna, seamstress, bds. 12 Church. 

Fix Cresent, domestic, Taylor. 

Flagg Isaac, carpenter, h. 18 Fearl. 

Flagg Isaiah IF, ag t Bixby Bros., h. 11 Stuart A v. 

Flagg Oliver B., bds. 51 IS. liose. 

Flanagan Lucy, bds. 21 Cooley. 

Flannagan Peter, laborer, h. 90 Ransom. 

Flemming Andrew, h. 28 S. Rose. 

Flesher John, sash maker, bds. 122 North. 

Fletcher Thomas, ( R. Wood & Co.,) h. 35 N. West. 

Fletcher William G., lawyer, 12 S. Burdick, bds. 35 N. West. 

Flugle Garrett, tanner, h. 7 Wall. 

Foegele George, ( Limprecht Su F.,) h. 123 Lovel. 

Fogt, Albert, brewer, bds 7 Walnut. 

Foley John, blacksmith, bds. 84 Water. 

Follett James, teamster, h. 11 Grand Rapids Road. 

Follett I. J., carpenter, h. Grand Rapids Road. 

Fondenhook John, laborer, h. 102 Portage. 

Focjuette John PI., auctioneer, h. 2G N. Park. 

Forbes Calvin, carpenter, h. 87 S. Park. 

Forbes Frank, farmer, h. 279 Main. 

Forbes James P., carpenter, h. GO S. Park. 

Forbes Orlin M., cooper, bds. lOG Portage. 

Forl)es William A., carpenter, bds. 87 S. I^ark. 

Ford Ambrose, painter, bds. 31 Pitcher. 

F^rd John W., ( colM,) laborer, h. 125 Academy. 

Ford Lizzie A., student, 50 Seminary, res. Fansing. 

Ford Martha, ( col'd,) domestic, 19 Lake. 

Ford Minnie E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 

Forward Mary, tailoress, bds* 51^ N. Rose. 

Fosdick Albert A., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Almena. 

Foster Julia A., h. 88 Lovel. 

Foster Reginald C, clerk, bds. 53 Lovel. 

Foster Rev. C. A., L.L.D., Rector St. John's Church, h. 53 Lovel. 

Fountain Eliza, bds. 1 Porter. 

Fowler A. B., teamster, h. 39 Cedar. 

Fowler James, waiter, 1 S. Burdick, basement. 

P'owler James, ( Claesgens & F.,) h. 89 Edwards. 

Fowler S. Mills, book keeper, bds. 39 Cedar. 

Are Agts. for the ^Ina, Home, City Fu-e, and other Ins, Co's. 



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2W^ All Work promptly done at Lowest Rates. 
Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Go's 


Fox Asa L., school teacher, bds. 9 Woodward Av. 

Fox Daniel T., ( Hard & F.,) h. 9 Woodward Av. 

Fox Doras M., editor The Present As^e, 111 Main, h. 15 Stuart 

Fox Ira B., student, bds. 9 Woodward Av. 

Fox Lauren F., farmer, h. 18 Comstock lioad. 

Fox Lorenzo J., carpenter, h. 14 Comstock Road. 

Fox Luman W., larmer, h. 103 Kalamazoo Av. 

Frail Bernard, coojjer, h. 54 Church. 

Francoise Isaac, blacksmith, h. 70 Kalamazoo Av. 

Francoise William, painter, h. 61 Vine. 

Frankish C'harles, harness maker, o8 X. Burdiek, bds. 35 N. 

Fraser Charles, (col'd,) laborer, 20G Main. 

Fraser Elisha A., supt. public schools, bds. 199 Main. 

Fraser Henry, laborer, bds 82 N. Burdiek. 

Free Albert A., machinist, h. 91 South. 

Freilink Garrett, laborer, h. 74 Church. 

French J. Emma, student, 50 Seminary, res. Homer. 

French Lucinda, 43 Walnut. 

French Mary, student, 50 Seminary, res. Buchanan. 

French Thomas, bds. <S4 S. Kose. 

Friedman Emil, agt. merchant tailor, 145 Main, h. 49 Main. 

Friedman Henry, bds. 49 Main. 

Frost Charles, bds. 143 Vine. 

Frost Lucinda, bds. 143 Vine. 

Frost Merrill A., tinner, bds. 57 S. Burdiek. 

Fry Joseph, teamster, h. 71 Edwards. 

Fulford Mettie, bds. 53 N. West. 

Freligh Henry, currier, h. 31 Pitclier. 

Fuller Caroline, tailoress, bds. 210 Kalamazoo Av. 

Fuller George, (F. & Sterling,) h 15 Forest. 

Fuller George S., carpenter, h. 57 Dutton. 

Fuller John, blacksmith, bds. 84 Water. 

Fuller & Sterling, (George F. & Oliver L. S.,) groceries and 
Hour & feed, 91 Main. 

Furbargh Catherine, domestic, 59 Water. 

Furst Henry, (F. & Hotop,) h. 49 Water. 

Furst & Hotop, (Henry F. & Frederick II.,) proprs. Accommo- 
dation Stables, 51 Water. 

Gadsby George, carpenter, h. 39 Locust. 
Gaines Elizabeth, domestic, 108 S. Burdiek. 
Gaines Maggie, (col'd) domestic, 79 Vine. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 


Gale George H., bds. Burdick House. 

Gale K. Brooks, bds. 220 Main. 

Gale Nathan, pump dealer, bds. National Hotel. 

Gale William, carpenter, bds. 17 Church. 

Galligan John, clerk, bds. City Hotel. 

Galman Hattie, h. 3 Button. 

Galman John, carpenter, bds 5 Dutton. 

Galvin John, mason, h. 100 N. Rose. 

Garber John, li. 42 Ransom. 

Gardner Alice, domestic, 80 South. 

Gardner Ransom, Preset. K. A. & G. R, R. R., and Sup't. St. 

Joseph V, R. R., h, 214 Main. 
Garland Annie, domestic, 80 S. Burdick. 
Garland John G., wood turner, 21 Main, h. 25 Main. 
Garrow Martin, blacksmith, h. 68 Ransom. 
Garrett Miss Lucy J., saleswoman, bds. 20 Cedar. 
Gates Chauncey, wool dealer, h. 228 Kalamazoo Av. 
Gates Fred R., carriage maker, bds. 228 Kalamazoo Av, 
Gault Charles N., groceries & confectionery, 166 Main, h. 35 

N. Rose. 
Gault David, bds. 130 Kalamazoo Av. 
Geer Edla M., student, 50 Seminary, res. Menasha, Wis. 
Geisse Augustus H., (Stich, Cahill & Co.,) h. 8 South 
Geisse Philip H., clerk, American Express Co., bds. 8 South. 
General Agency of the Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machines, 

A. H. D orris Agt , 102 Main. 
George Willis, (col'd) mason, h. 92 Kalamazoo Av. 
German Fred E., turner, bds. 184 Main. 
Gernon James, laborer, bds. 96 Willard. 
Gernon Stephen, laborer, h 96 Willard. 
Gerow Elisha, (Geo. Colt & Co.,) h. 91 Vine. 
Gerow Hammond, tinner, bds. 91 Vine. 
Geukes Derk, milk man, h. 265 S. Burdick, 
Gibbs Charles, blacksmith, bds. 21 Church. 
Gibbs Charles, farmer, h, 27 Lovel. 
Gibbs Isaac, slate rooter, bds. 187 Kalamazoo A v. 
Gibbs Richard II., carpenter, h. 34 John. 
Gibson Edwin A., (Jones & G.,) bds. 35 Locust. 
Gibson James, mason, bds. 44 Main. 
Gibson Samuel A., paper maker, h. 54 Dutton. 
Gibson Sarah, bds. 8 Edwards. 
Giddings <5c Brown, (Marsh G. & Charles R. B.,) lawyers, 145 

Giddings Hon. Marsh, ( G. <fc Brown,) h. 10 Cedar 
Giddings O. N. & T. F., (Orrin N. & Theron F.,) real estate 

and insurance Ag'ts, 100 Main. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Co's. 


MDY & mm, 

Oealer-K in 



Stone, Wooden & Willow- Ware, 

No. 14 South Burdick Street, 

1 lilt f Itnrt ¥@g#isil#i 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Giddings Orrin N., (O. N. & T. F. G.) h. 50 South 

Giddings Theron F., (O. N. & T. F. G.) bds. 184 Main. 

Giddings William M., h. 34 Dutton. 

Gilford Allen farmer, h. 73 Gull Road. 

GifFord Mary F., domestic, 30 Main. 

Gilbert Harry, bds. 27 S. Rose. 

Gilbert Henry, ( Carder, G. & Co ,) h. 27 S. Rose. 

Gileman Peter, warehouseman, h. 23 Wall. 

Giles Joel E., carpenter, bds. 80 Michigan A v. 

Gillespie Micajah T., bleacher, bds 220 Main. 

Gillespie Rev. Robert L, h. 81 Church. 

Gillett Elzard, bds. 28 Jackson. 

Gilman Ella, student, 50 Seminary, res. Paw Paw. 

Gilmer Nelson, cooper, h. 23 Jackson. 

Gilmer William, blacksmith, h. 14 Jackson. 

Gilmer William, Jr., carpenter, bds. 14 Jackson. 

Gitchel Emily, student, 50 Seminary, res. Niles. 

Glass John, painter, bds. 9 Grand Rapids Road. 

Gleason B. S., h. 58 S. Burdick. 

Gledhill William H., photographer, h. 28 Jackson. 

Glover George H., laborer, h. 7 Pitcher. 

Glover John G, h. 75 Walnut. 

Glover Mary J., bds. 118 Main. 

Glover William H., photographer, 118 Main, h. same. 

Glynn & Phetteplace, ( John R. G. & E. H. P.,) prop'rs Kala- 
mazoo House, 94 and 96 Main 

Gobert William, laborer, h. 31 Wall. 

Godfrey Erastus J., carpenter, h. 78 Walnut. 

Godley Joseph, attendant at Asylum. 

Godley Peter, attendant at Asylum. 

Goedeburke Addison, herdsman, at Asylum. 

Goffe Jennie E., student, bds. 44 S. West. 

Golden Owen, teamster, at Asylum. 

Gomar Mary J., h. 123 Ransom. 

Goodale Charles, contractor, h. 90 South. 

Goodale John C, show case manuf , 4 IST. Burdick, h. 55 Gull 

Goodenow Henry, music teacher, h. 27 Cedar. 

Goodrich Philo W., bds. 242 Main. 

Goodridge Edwin L , sale stable, h. 85 South. 

Good Templars' Hall, 150 Main. 

Goossen Charles, trunk maker, bds. 74 John. 

Gordon John, wheat buyer, h, 134 N. Burdick. 

Gordon Mary R., school teacher, bds. 23 South. 

Gordon Sarah H., attendant at Asylum. 

Gordon Thomas, bds. 23 South. 

Agents, J^o. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Gore Mathew G., foreman with H. M. Johnson, h. 85 Portage, 

Gorman Anthony, h. 49 Eleanor. 

Gorman Hugh, laborer, h. 72 Kansom. 

Gorman James, bds. 72 Kansom. 

Gorman Mary, domestic, 30 S. Park. 

Goss Catharine C. E., h. 87 S. Bnrdick. 

Goss George, supt. K. A. &. G. R. R. R., 28 Main, h. 19 S. Park. 

Goss Milo J., ( Ashby & G.,) h. 87 S. Burdick. 

Goss Samuel F., livery and sale stable, rear Burdick House, h. 

96 Vine. 
Grabenster Mathew, cooper, h. 176 Kalamazoo Av. 
Grady James, laborer, h. 56 Michigan Av. 
Graham Alice, bds. 69 S. Burdick. 
Graham Archibald M., ( Jeffrey & G.,) h. 78 Cedar. 
Graham George, laborer, h. 86 North. 
Graham John A., machinist, h. 35 N. Rose. 
Graham Noble, farmer, h. 21 Forest. 
Graham Robert, machinist, h. 18 Reed. 
Graham Sarah, domestic, 13 South. 
Graydjean Gustavo, ( G. & Labar,) bds. 35 Main. 
Grandjean & Labar, (Gustavo G. & William H. L.,) propVs 

flouring mill, 54 Kalamazoo Av. 
Granger H. W., bds. 17 Cedar. 
Granger Reuben, book dealer, bds. 59 Lovel. 
Grannis Charles D., telegraph repairer, M. C. R. R., bds. 139 

Grant Almena, bds. 38 S, Burdick. 
Gr|nt William M., bds. 38 S. Park. 
Graves James L., produce broker, h. 10 N. Rose. 
Graves Luther, produce dealer, h. 114 S. Burdick 
Green Clara, cloak and dress maker, 17 S. Burdick, h. same. 
Green Edmund, (col'd,) farmer, h. 39 Cooley. 
Green George F., machinist, 132 Academy, h. same. 
Green George W., mason, h. 25 Lake. 
Green Horace W., clerk, h 64 Academy 
Green James, harness maker, 38 N. Burdick, h. 121 Ransom. 
Green James F., harness maker, bds. 121 Ransom. 
Green John, carpenter, h. 113 Water. 
Green John, (col'd) laborer, bds. 70 South. 
Green John, ( col'd,) laborer, h. 23 Third. 
Green Joseph, (col'd,) laborer, 122 S. Burdick. 
Green Sarah E., dress maker, bds. 17 S. Burdick. 
Green William, harness maker, h. 185 Kalamazoo Av. 
Greenbaum Isaac, clerk, h. 13 John. 
Gregg Cory don T., h. 32 Main. 
Gregg Eva F., student, 50 Seminary, res. Homer. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 


Gregg Theodore H., mason, h. 18 Forest. 

Gregory Frances P., groceries, 29 John, h. same. 

Gregory Philo, with H. S. Parker, bds. 16 Cedar. 

Griffin Charles G., switch tender, h. 116 Ransom. 

Griffin Elmore L., student, bds. 106 Academy. 

Griffin F. Octavia, student, bds. 6 Stuart Av. 

Griffin Geraldine, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Griffin Mary, seamstress, bds. 45 Walnut. 

Griffis George, clerk, 1 Portage. 

Griffith James J., train despatcher, M. C. R. R., bds. 199 Main. 

Grii^gs John L., teamster, h. 40 Michigan Av. 

Grimes Cecil D., (G. & Sweetland,) h. 11 N. West. 

Grimes & Sweetland, ( Cecil D. G. & Caleb S., Jr.,) 89 Wil- 

lard, corner Church. 
Grimes Martin L., with Grimes & Sweetland, bds. UN. West. 
Grimes P. S., dentist, 123 Main, h. 48 S. Rose. 
Grimley John, carriage painter, h. 38 Water. 
Griswold Albert, laborer, h. 30 Main. 
Griswold A., student, bds. 11 South. 
Grobyn Jacob, carriage smith, h. 50 North. 
Groesbeck Denison E., ( S. O. G & Bro.,) bds. 81 Academy. 
Groesbeck S. O. & Bro., ( Seth O. & Denison E ,) grocers, 164 

Groesbeck Seth O., ( S. O. G. & Bro.,) h. 81 Academy. 
Groffert William, laborer, h. 25 Wall. 
Groom Edwin P., painter, bds. 17 N. Burdick. 
Grootemaat John, carpenter, h. 8 First. 
Grootemaat Johannis, sash maker, h. 77 Walnut. 
Grootemaat Mathew, carpenter, h. 116 North. 
Grosvenor Lemuel D., architect and builder, 78 Water, h. 54 

Grosvenor Rufus H., lawyer, 103 Main, bds. 18 Pearl. 
Grover ifc Baker Sewing Machine Agency, James M. Wells, 

agent, 21 S. Burdick. 
Guernsey Fannie O., school teacher, h. 34 Walnut. 
Guernsey George E., musician, h. 7 Locust. 
Guernsey Willard F., insurance agent, h. 34 Walnut. 
Gunn Comfort O., painter, h. 13 Pearl. 
Gunn Gillman, (Born & G ,) h. 13 Pearl. 
Gust Gottlieb, butcher, bds. 92 N. Burdick. 
Gustin Daniel W., painter, h. 3 Edwards. 


Ilaar Lewis J., (Ederle & II.,) bds. 78 Main. 
Haberstich Jacob, tailor, h. 129 N. Burdick. 

tracts, &c., No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Great Central Eoute East. 

Only One Change of Cars between Kalamazoo and 

ivEW yoi^k: city, via 

On arrival of trains of the Michigan Central, Detroit and Milwaukee 
and Michigan Southern Railroads 

Four Express Trains Leave Detroit Daily: 

(Sundays excepted) for London, Paris, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, 
RochevSter, Ogdensburgh Burlington, Elmira, Albany, New York, Bos- 
ton, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and all intermediate places. 
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Passengers will find this route 
via Rochester and Northern Central Railroad the shortest and most direct 
to those cities. 

Only one Change of Oars between Detroit and 


Fare always as low as by other lines. Baggage cheeked 
to ail principal points. 

This is the only rovtevia. Niagara Falls and the Mammoth Suspension 


During the Season of Navigation, Daily Connections are 
made with Lake Ontario Steamers at Hamilton and Toronto. 

By this Line Passengers have First Choice of Staterooms at 

PULLMAN'S 16 wheeled Palace Sleeping Cars run on all night trains 
between Kalamazoo and Rochester. 

CHA8. McCABE, Western Passenjjer Agent, Detroit 


Gen. Agt, Hamilton, C. W. General Manager. 

O. N & T. F. GIDDINTGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Hadnett James R., clerk, bds 92 Willard. 

Hadnett William grocer, 83 N. Burdick, h. 92 Willard. 

Haenberg Cornelius, laborer, h. 200 S. Burdick. 

Haften Arie, laborer, bds. 119 S. Burdick. 

Haften Ive, laborer, h. 119 S. Burdick. 

Hagerdon Wilhelmina, h. 65 Water. 

Hagide Peter, Shoemaker, h. 74 Kalamazoo Av. 

Hahar Thomas, laborer, h. 76 N. West. 

Haight Andrew, sash maker, bds. 50 Edwards. 

Haight Ansil, laborer, bds. 55 Michigan Av. 

Haight Latham, carpenter, h. 50 Edwards. 

Ilaihe John, tailor, with Weimer & Rummler. 

Haines Austin D , miller, h. 215 S Burdick. 

Haines David H.. book keeper, with Merrill & McCourtie, bds. 

184 Main. 
Haines Mary J., domestic, 51 JST. Hose. 
Haines William C, foreman Allcott Mill, h. 35 Allcott. 
Halbert S. Jennie, student, 50 seminary, res. Butternuts, N. Y. 
Hale Alonzo, mason, h. 17 Pine. 
Hale Harriet E., tailoress, bds. 17 Pine, 
Hale Josephine, domestic, 141 Asylum Av. 
Hale Laura M., student, bds. 6 Michigan Av., res. Comstock. 
Haley Sarah, school teacher, bds. 5 Michigan Av. 
Haley Thomas J., street broker, h. 5 Michigan Av. 
Hall Beach A., clerk, h. 82 Lovel. 
Hall Curtis W , (H. & Adams,) h. 25 South. 
Hall Dennis, engineer, h. 60 Hansom. 
Hall Edmond E., engineer, bds. 44 Water. 
Hall Ella F., student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 
Hall Emma, student, bds. 72 Academy. 
Hall Frederick C, clerk, bds 25 South. 
Hall Frederick W , book keeper, bds. 25 Lovel. 
Hall George D. B., news dealer and Ticket Agent Grand Trunk 

Railroad, 20 S. Burdick, bds. 72 Academy. 
Hall Henri P., clerk, bds. 72 Academy. 
Hall Hiram, music student, bds. 215 Main. 
Hall James B., engineer, bds. 51J N. Rose, 
Hall John, (coFd) farmer, bds. 10 Water. 
Hall Mrs. H. P., bds. 59 Edwards. 
Hall Rev. H. J., h. 72 Academy. 
Halladay Rachel, bds. 45 Academy. 
Ham Mary, domestic, 27 Academy. 
Ham Thomas, gardener, h. 77 Asylum Av. 
Hame David H., book keeper, with Merrill & McCourtie, bds. 

184 Main. 
Hamilton Christopher, trackman, bds. Union House. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Co's. 




Open to Grand Rapifls, March, 1869. 


Connects at ALLEGAN with Stages for Holland & Saugatuck. 
And at GRAND RAPIDS with 

Detroit i£ IKEilmraukee Railwray 

And with Stages for Muskegoo, Newaygo, ifec, &c. 

Two Daily Passenger Trains, Each way, 

Making Northern connections as above^ and nt Kalamazoo with 

And St. Joseph Valley Rail Road, 
For all Points East, West and South. 
Freight shipped to all points without change, by 
^^RED LINE'' and "BLUE LINE'' Cars. 

R. GARDNER, President GEO. DAVIS, Gen. Fr't & Tkt Agt, 
GEO. GOSS, Sup't. C. W. CALKINS, Cashier. 

OFFICES in Depot, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


Hamilton George W., laborer, h. 1B5 Portage. 

Hamilton Hattie L., student, bds. 86 Academy, res. Tecumseh. 

Hamilton James, engineer, h. 98 Kansom. 

Hamilton Pool, laborer, bds. 42 Main. 

Hamlin F. A., bds. 47 Main. 

Hammond Charles H., painter, h. 18 East Av. 

Hammond l^ovett, ( col'd,) laborer, h. 15 Third. 

Hammons R., laborer, h. 49 Michigan Av. 

Hancock Julia E., dress maker, bds. 49 S. Park. 

Hanekroot Thomas, laborer, h. 15 Johnson. 

Hanekroot Yetze, domestic, 141 Vine. 

Hanford William II. , action maker, h. 119 Water, 

Hanks George E., boarding house, 17 Church. 

Hanmer Irving, baggage master, M. C. R. R., bds. 129 Vine. 

Ilanmer John, carpenter, h. 129 Vine. 

Hanmer Walter, painter, bds. 129 Vine. 

Ilannan Mary, domestic, 43 Lovel. 

Hanscomb Charles D., boots & shoes, 143 Main, h. 32 S. West. 

Hansen John, laborer, h. 15 S. Rose. 

Hardimon Mary A., h. 176 Kalamazoo A v. 

Harding John A., butcher, h. 24 Bur Oak, 

Hare William, clerk, h. 124 Ransom. 

Harebolt Ileit, lal)orer, h. 38 Ransom. 

Ilarkins Anthony, foundiyman, h. 63 N. Rose. 

Harlan Cecelia, bds. S Winsted. 

Harlan Frank, baker, 67 Main, h. 9 Jasper. 

Harmon Edwin, laborer, bds. 46 Water. 

Harper John W., laborer, bds. 42 Main. 

Harrigan Daniel, warehouseman, h. 117 Portage. 

Harrigan John H., di'ayman, h. 16 Main. 

Harrigan Lawrence, laborer, bds. 99 Ransom. 

Harris Almon C, expressman, h. 14 Reed. 

Harris Charles, mason, bds. 44 Main. 

Han is Fanny, dress maker, bds. 13 Pearl. 

Harris George A., watch maker, h. 104 Willard. 

Harris Levi, milk man, h. 121 Portage. 

Harris Russell, bds. 14 Reed. 

Harrison A. D., attendant at Asylum. 

Harrison Andrew^ mason, h. 55 Cedar. 

Harrison Edwin F., moulder, h. 18 Main. 

Harrison Frankie, attendant at Asylum. 

Harrison Louisa, artist, painter, and teacher, bds. 184 Main. 

Harrison William, farmer, h. Grand Rapids Road. 

Hart Anna, domestic, 31 Portage. 

Hart William, engineer, bds. 49 Portage. 

Hart William, shoemaker, h. 35 N. Bui'dick. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDD^GS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 



Wholesale Dealers in 



i»©EliaM AME »j®MBS)ll«i 



No. 10 Portage St., opposite Kalamazoo House, 




Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 


1#. lit HMl Slllll, 



O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


liartman Mary, (cord) vvasberwomaii, h. 176 Kalamazoo A v. 

liartrop Kate, atteiidaul at Asylum. 

llartsough P., student, bds. 10 Davis, res. Plymouth. 

Hartsougfi Ursula, student, bds. 10 Davis, res. Plymouth. 

Harvey Edward 11 , student, Kalamazoo College, res. Kichland. 

Harvey Lett, porter, bds. 26 Main. 

Harvey Littleton, porter, bds 42 Main. 

Haseall & BuUard, (Lucien A. H. ife Zenas II. B.,) wholesale 

Liquors, 21 Portage. 
Haseall H E., merchant miller, 107 K.Burdick, h 22;") S. Burdick. 
Hascall Lucien A., (11. & Bullard,) h. ^7 8. Burdick. 
Hascall M. C, bank clerk, bds. 87 S Burdick. 
Hascall Volney, h. corner Academy & Carmel 
Hasenack Frederick, saloon, 13 Main, h. same. 
Hasenyer Henry, laborer, h. 66 Willard. 

Haskell licv. Samuel, pastor 1st Babtist Cliurch, h. 59 Lovei 
Haskell William, bds. 59 Lovel. 
Hastings Bridget, domestic, 75 8. West. 
Hasiings Conner, h 90 North. 
Haslings Cornelius, bds. 90 North. 
Hasiings James, drayman, h 79 N. Hose. 
Hastings Johanna, domestic, 24 8. Park. 
Hastings John, carpenter, h. 126 Frank. 
Hasiings John, drayman, h. 69 Ransom. 
Hasiings Mary M., domestic, o5 8outh. 
Hastings Thomas, cartman, h. 64 North 
Hastings Thomas, warehouseman, IkIs. 7 Henrietta' 
Hatfield George AV., teamster, h. 10 Hansom. 
Hathaway Stephen C , civil engineer, bds. 85 Main. 
Hausle John, umbrella repairer, h. north end Porter. 
Haven Cornelius, laborer, h 128 Portage. 
ILavenga Edward H., boarding house and saloon, 59 Water. 
Havens Jessie R., farmer, h. 19 Comstock l^oad. 
Havens Thomas W., lawyer, 122 Main, h. 56 Dutton. 
Haw croft (reorge H., tailoi", h. 52 John. 
Hawes Josiali L., lawyer, and real estate and insurance Agt., 

126 Main, h. 14 8. Park. 
Hawkins Henry, laborer, bds. 89 Jackson. 
Hawkins Seward, tin & copper smith, 178 Main, li 6 Stuart Av. 
Hawley Caroline E., school teacher, bds. i)S Grand Rapids Road. 
Hawley Edward, car]>enter, bds. 68 Grand Raj)ids Road. 
Haw4ey E. IL, nursery agt. room 95 Main. 
Hawley Emmor, farmer, h. (5*6 Grand Rapids Road. 
Hawley Martha, domestic, 45 Walnut. 
Hawley Sherman, farmer, bds. ^6 Grand Rapids Road. 
Haynos Alonzo F., farmer, h. 41 Allcott. 

Are Agts. for the ^Elna, Home, City Fire, and other Lis. Go's. 


Hayes Charles J., livery & sale stable, 32 N. liose, h. 40 Cherry. 

Hayes John, laborer, h. 116 North. 

Hayes John, laborer, bds. 98 Willard. 

Hayes John C, mason, h. 141 S. West. 

Hayes Mary, domestic, 80 Lovel. 

Hays Algernon S., clerk, bds. 45 Lovel. 

Hays ISarah K., boarding house, 45 Lovel. 

Hays Thomas J., painter, bds. 72 S. Rose. 

Hay ward Samuel D., steward, 220 Main. 

Hay ward Sterling, laborer, 220 Main. 

Hayward Albert A,, with H. S. Parker & Co., bds. 16 Cedar. 

Head Abigail B., bds. 65 S. Burdick. 

Heagberg Peter M., tailor, h. 160 N. Burdick. 

Healy Azro, farmer, h. 27 S. Park. 

Hedgebeth Augustus, ( coi'd,) teamster, bds. 16 Walbridge. 

Hedgebeth Mary, ( coFdJ washerwoman, h. 16 Walbridge. 

Hedgebeth Parthena, bds. 16 Walbridge. 

Hedgebeth Thomas, farmer, h. 16 Walbridge. 

Hedges Spencer, ( coFd,) laborer, h. 60 Edwards. 

Hefternon William, drayman, h. 99 North. 

Heilman John, mason, h. 121 S. Burdick. 

Ileilman Mary, tailoress, bds 121 S. Burdick. 

Heath Marcus C, painter, bds. 65 Water. 

Heithouse Garry, laborer, h. 11 Lake. 

Heithhouse John, laborer, h. 11 Lake. 

Heithouse Margaret, domestic, 9 Cedar. 

llel linger Mary, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Ilelmstetter Philipp, butcher, 85 N. Burdick, h. same. 

Ilemenover Joanna, h. 108 Vine. 

Hemmel Anna, domestic, 69 Kalamazoo Av. 

Henderson Frank, ( Brown & H.,) bds. 9 8. Kose. 

Henderson Henry, ( cold,) laborer, bds. 57 Main. 

Henderson Samuel, laborer, h. 26 Ransom. 

Ilenika Hosea, cabinet maker, h. 101 Water. 

Henika James, builder, h. 42 South. 

Henika Jane, bds. 184 Main. 

Henika John, farmer, h. 44 Walnut. 

Henika Manuel, clerk, bds. 35 Main. 

Ilenkee Michael, brewer, h. 3 Walnut. 

Henion Harriet, bds. 25 Cooley. 

Henry Albert, clerk, bds. 73 South. 

Henry James, U. S. Marshal, h. 73 South. 

Henry Mary E., ( col'd,) domestic, 58 S. Rose, 

Henry Thomas, bds. 202 Main. 

Henry Willie, clerk, bds. 73 South. 

Henshaw Charles E., printer, bds. 25 Potter. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Henshaw Edwin li., drayman, h. 25 Potter. 
Henshaw Dwiglit, farmer, bds. 137 Portage. 
Henshaw Frank, bds. 08 S. West. 
Henshaw George, drayman, h. 198 Kalamazoo Av. 
Henshaw James, teamster, h. 10 Humphrey. 
Henshaw James S., drayman, h. 27 John. 
Henshaw Joshua, joiner, h. 68 S. West. 
Herbert William II., carpenter, bds. 52 Main. 
Herkins John, watchman at Asylum. 
Hermenn Jacob, cabinet maker, h. 23 Bur Oak. 
Heron William, restaurant, 23 N. Burdick, h. same. 
Herrick Edward A., carpenter, h. 90 S. Burdick. 
Herrick Ephraim J., joiner, h. 95 S. Burdick. 
Herrink Garrit, baker, h. 22 Main. 
Herrlinger Leonard, groceries, 39^ Portage, h. same. 
Heydenburk Martin, h. 45 S. Rose. 

Hibbard William li., wheel maker, bds. National Hotel. 
Hicks Carrie E., copyist, bds. 35 Lovel. 
Hicks Howard, kitchen assistant at Asylum. 
Hicks Levi, clerk, h. 127 N. Burdick. 
Hicks Malancton S., carpenter, h. 49 Porter. 
Hicks Orrin, teamster, h. 130 Kalamazoo Av. 
Hicks Yanransalier, farmer, h. 7 Bur Oak. 
Hickey Thomas, laborer, h. 10 Wheaton A v. 
Hiet George, farmer, h. 338 Main. 
Higbee Charles P., h. 5 Pearl. 
Higgins Honorali, bds. 55 Hansom. 
Higgins Murtin, laborer, h. 61 Porter. 
Higgins Nancy, domestic, 33 South. 
Hilbert Louisa, dress maker, bds. 61 S. Hose. 
Hill Clarrisa, washerwoman, h 56 Willard. 
Hill Frances, school teacher, bds. 49 S. Rose. 
Hill Oliver C, farmer, h. 49 S. Rose. 
Hill Robert E., lawyer, 14 8. Burdick, bds. 220 Main. 
Hill William, ( coTd,) carpenter, h. 59 Michigan Av. 
Hillhouse Frank S., (Roberts c^ H.,) h. 55 8. Rose. 
Hindes Edward L., tinner, bds. 30 N. Park. 
Hinsdale Ellen, assistant teacher, 21 South. 
Hips Catherine, h. 140 Kalamazoo Av. 
Hirschfeld George, clothing, 118 Main, res. New York. 
Hisel William, laborer, h. 14 Winsted. 
Hitchcock Benjamin F., h. 148 Main. 

Hitchcock Homer O., physician, 68 S. Burdick, h. 70 S. Bur- 
Hitchcock Jennie E., domestic, 72 S. Rose. 
Hixson James P., cutter, h. 36 Cedar. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, ' Michigan. 



.Ullilili Bltf Ills, 

Manufacturei\s of 



And Vehicles of everj descris)lion, 

No, 192 Main Street, corner Park, 


Painting, Tp^^mming & J^epaii^ng, 

Done at short notice and at reasonable prices. 

O. X. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insuranc e 


lioag Charles, engineer^ bds. 17 Church. 

Hoagland Otis, attendant at Asylum. 

Hoagland Thomas, engineer, li ().) Cedar. 

Hobbs Charles M., carpenter, h. 156 N. liurdlt k. 

Ilobbs Mahnda E., bds. 8d 8. liose. 

lIobl)s Penuel, machinist, h. 84 !S. Hose. 

Hobbs Uiley P., machini&t, bds. >M .S. liose. 

Hodgman Henry, shoemaker, h. 157 Vine. 

Plodginan Henriijuez, blacksmith, 29 N. liose, h. 44 N. Pose. 

Hoebeke A(h'ian, blacksmith, bds. 1 Wall. 

lloebeke William, sash makei', bds. 1 Wall 

Hoedemaker Jane, waslu. vvoiiian, h. oG Locust. 

Hoedemakei* Jcdin, grocer. 111 Pansom h. same. 

Hoedemaker Susan, whiplash braider, bds. 80 Locust. 

Hoeilher Louis J., piano tuner and repairer, bds. 109 Main. 

Hoek Job, cai']>cnler, bds. i8 Johu. 

Hoek Martha, h 18 John. 

Hoek Walter, carriage maker, h. 89 John. 

Hoelands Kina, h 44 Locust. 

Hofer Leopold, boots ife shoes, ^4 Main, h. 

Hoffman Betty, domestic, 16 Spring. 

HortVnan Dewitt, timier, bds. 184 ]Main 

Hoitrnan John A., tinner, bds. 184 Main. 

Hoii'man John C, laborer, h. 28 Pine. 

Hoffman John W. B., clerk, bds. 28 Pine. 

Hoffmnster Pet(M-, cleik, h. 22(> Kalamazoo A v. 

Hogan Anna, domestic, 2()5 Main. 

Hogan James, laborer, bds. 40 Willard. 

Hogeboom Almiia, h. 8 S. West. 

Hogeboon Ellen C , S( hool teacher, bds. 8 8. West. 

Hoke Andrew, giocer, 104 North, h. PiO N<;rth. 

Holden William, carpenter, h. 30 John. 

Hollander Garret, laborer, bds* 20 Wall. 

Hollander John, laboi'ei*, h. '20 Wall. 

Hollander Lawience, carriage maker, l)ds. 20 Wall. 

Hollister George PI, paints, oils, glass and wall paper, 82 S. 

Burdick h. 47 South. 
Hollister Willie M . clerk, bds 47 South 
Holmes Lowell M., h. 21 Church. 
Holoron Mary, domestic. Pail Poad Exchange. 
Holtenhouse John, (Kellogg & H.,) h 94 S. Burdick. 
Hood James C, student, bds. 80 S. Burdick. 
Hooker Albert C, currier, h. 81 S. Burdick. 
Hooper Isaac, farmer, bds. 42 Korth. 
Hooper Joseph, groceries, 42 North, h. same. 
Hooper Joseph, Jr., farmer, bds. 42 North 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 



Man af acturer of 

iaiiles, feiiiits, 


Iffo. 38 IWorth Burdick St., 

(Opposlle Gale Block,) 

VJ" I 

mAmAmAmWWm * mil 

tracts, <fec., No. 100 Main Street, 2d l^oor, Kalamazoo, Micli. 


Hooper Maranna, saleswoman, bds. 42 North. 

Hoops Joseph, telegraph operator, bds. 184 Main. 

Hopkhis Ann, bds. 87 Cedar. 

Hopkins Curtis M., printer, bds. 19 Cedar. 

Hopkins George, peddler, bds. 169 Kalamazoo Av. 

Hopkins James W., county clerk, 158 Main, bds. 9 S. Rose, 

Hopkins Mathew, builder, h. 19 Cedar. 

Hopkins Robert, cooper, bds. 20 Jackson. 

Hopkins Sarah, h, 48 Water. 

Hopkins Susan A., seamsti-ess, h. 52 Walnut, 

Horan John, stone cutter, bds. 87 Water. 

Horn Elizabeth, table waiter, City Hotel. 

Horn Frank, (Rahlmeyer & H.,) h. 28 John. 

Horn George, restaurant, 25 N. Burdick, h. G Cherryv 

Horn Hannah, domestic. City Hotel. 

Horn Robert, propr. City Hotel, 04 N. Burdick. 

Horton Harrison F., bds 21 Elm 

Hotop Frederick, (Furst & H.,) h. 88 Water. 

Ho top George H., h. 40 Water. 

Hotop William, hovStler, bds. 88 Water. 

Hough Nancy A., student, bds. 80 Academy, res. East Saginaw. 

Hough tailing Peter R., millwright, h. 87 Comstock Road. 

Hounsom Betsey, h. Hill Road to Galesburg. 

House Bella S., bds. 197 Main. 

House William A., (Booth & H.,) h 197 Main. 

Howard Charles, painter, bds. 82 Rortnge. 

Howard Fanny, dress maker, bds 49 Lovel. 

Howard Henry J., carpenter, h. 88 North. 

Howard John J., carpentei-. h. 102 Portage. 

Howard Lowell, painter, h 5 Carmel. 

Howard Mary, dress & cloak maker, 185 Main, bds. 49 Lovel. 

Howard Mrs. George, bds. 75 Academy. 

Howard Robert R., hardware, 188 Main, bds. Burdick House. 

Howard Squire J., carpenter, h. 25 John. 

Howard William G., law student, with Balch, Smiley ifc Balch. 

Plowe Newton W., moulder, h. 7 East Av. 

Howe Peter J., foreman Gazette office, h. 11 Pine. 

Howe Sidney J., telegra})h operator, bds. 7 East A v. 

Howland George W.,* h. 28 Academy. 

Howland Jennie, domestic, 21 S. West. 

Howland Rev. C. G., pastor Unitarian Church, h. 15 Davis. 

Hoyt Charles T., printer, h. 9 Cherry. 

Hoyt Henry E., village clerk, 20 S. Burdick, h. 50 S. Rose. 

Hubbard DoUoway & Co., (Frank IL, II. C. I). & E. Allen,) 

grocers, 29 N. Burdick. 
Hubbard Elizabeth M., bds. 88 South. 

O. N. ife T. F. GIDDINGS, No. lOD Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


S. 0. Bennett & Sons, 

Manufacturers and Dealers in 


Fo. Ill MAIir STREET, 


Tin, Copper & Sheet Iron, 

SAg & Sf 1A)H f If f IIG, 


I>oiie OM Short TVotice. 

NO. 178 Main Street, opposite Court House, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 


Hubbard Frank, (H. Dolloway & Co.,) h. 24 Portage. 

Hubbard James M., music teacher, h. 88 South. 

Hubbard Jeremiah, barber, h. 86 Frank. 

Hubbard Martha, domestic, 94 S. Burdick. 

Hubbard Silas, h. 43 Lovel. 

Hubbard Susan, h. 24 Portage. 

Hubbell E. T., with Bassett, Bates & Co., bds. Kalamazoo 

Hubet Adrian, blacksmith, bds. 5 Wall. 
Hudson Jacob, mason, h. 2 Edwards. 
Huges Barnett James, painter, bds. 35 N. Rose. 
Hughes Mary, domestic, 33 Oak. 
Hulg Mena, domestic, 5 Jasper. 
Hull Betsey, bds. 45 South. 

Hull Charles A., teller 1st National Bank, bds. 45 South. 
Hull Daniel W., printer, bds. 29 Bur Oak. 
Hull Edgar, clerk, bds. 45 South. 

Hull Latham, president First National Bank, h. 45 South. 
Hume Catharine B., bds. 22 Cedar. 
Humphrey Charles, cook, 17 N. Burdick. 
Humphrey Elijah O., farmer, h 92 Gull Road. 
Humphrey James S., harness maker, bds. 84 Water. 
Hunn Ephraim T., foreman Winslow's marble works, h. 11 

Hunt Allen 1)., wagon maker, bds. 14 Spring. 
Hunt Lottie, domestic, Burdick House. 
Hunt Moses, shoemaker, h. 122 Ransom. 
Hunter William L., travelling agent Stowell, Corsett & Co., h. 

81 S. Rose. 
Huntinojton Walter S , bds. 39 Main. 
HUNTINGTON CHAS. E., (Joel J. Perrin & Co.,) h 14 

Huntington Walter, bds. 14 Cedar, 
Hurd Charles IL, (H. & Fox,) h. 45 Walnut. 
Hurd & Fox., (Charles H. H. & Daniel T. F.,) butchers, 33 

Huston Charles A., fireman, h 79 S. Rose. 
Huston Mary A , h. 79 S. Rose. 
Huston Minnie, saleswoman, bds. 79 S. Rose. 
Hutchins Edward, student, bds. 91 South. 
Hutchins Samuel, student, bds. 91 South 
HUTCHINSON LEWIS J., Burdick House saloon, bds. 56 

Hydorn Harriet L , bds. 117 Water. 
Hydorn Sarah, bds. 117 Water. 
Hygienic Cure, Drs. King & Warren, prop'rs, 220 Main. 

tracts, &c., No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Illich Ada, milliner, h. 1 Lovel. 

Illich Josie, milliDer, h. 1 LoveL 

Ingals Gain, domestic, 33 Portage, 

Ingereoll Addie, school teacher, bds. 83 S. Rose. 

Ingerson Allison, student, bds. 47 Portage. 

Ingle Silas, laborer, bds. 141 Asylum Av. 

Ingraham Henry, teamster, h. rear 103 Main. 

Innes Thomas H., tailor, 14 S. Burdick, h. 37 John. 

Inright Margaret, house keeper, 25 N. Park. 

Isbell &> Dayton, ( Henry I. & Chas. S. D.,) boots and shoes, 

119 Main. 
Isbell Henry, ( I. & Dayton,) h. 33 Dayton. 
Israel M. & Co., (Mrs. M. I., S. Kosenbaum, <fe Joseph Speyer,) 

dry goods, 147 Main. 
Israel Mrs. Mannis, (M. I. &> Co.,) h. 37 S. Burdick. 

Jackson Andrew, laborer, h. 134 Kalamazoo Av. 

Jackson Hosea Q., clerk, bds. 05 Water. 

Jackson Isaac, ( col'd,) blacksmith, h. 13 Walbridge. 

Jackson James, engineer, bds. 187 Kalamazoo Av. 

Jackson S. Lizzie, student, 50 Seminary, res Richland. 

Jacobs Elias, farmer, h. 40 Comstock Road. 

Jacobs Elias R., laborer, h. 30 Main. 

Jacobs Ella L., domestic, 122 8. Burdick. 

Jacobson Hermann, clerk, bds. 20 Cherry. 

JACOBSON SOLOMON E., dyer, scourer and repairer, 71 

Main, h. same. 
Jager John, laborer, h. 174 N. Burdick. 
James Emily, governess, 180 Kalamazoo Av, 
James Eranklhi, machinist, bds. 117 Water. 
James Frank M., machinist, h. 117 Water. 
Janes Wiutield S., painter, 69 Water, bds. 13 N. W^est, 
Jannasch Anna, school teacher, bds. 15 Main. 
Jannasch Charles F,, gun smith, 65 Main, h. 15 Main. 
Jannasch Ferdinand, gun smith, bds. 15 Main. 
Jarvis lioman, shoe maker, h. 1 Water. 
Jarvis Roman, Jr., shoe maker, bds. 1 Water. 
Jeffrey & Graham, ( Thomas J. & Arch G.,) meat market, 8 

Jeffrey James, laborer, h. 110 Gull Road. 
Jeffrey Thomas (J. & Graham,) bds. 78 Cedar. 
Jennings John D., merchant tailor, 8 Portage, b. 66 S. Rose, 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 


Jentsch Frederick, confectioner, 80 Main, h. same. 

Jewett Anzolette, student, 50 Seminary, res. Florence. 

Johnson Betsy, bds. 102 S. West. 

Johnson Charles G., h. 54 S. Park. 

Johnson Charles, mason, h. 106 Lovel. 

Johnson Danforth, h. 7 Potter. 

Johnson Edward P., (Empire Organ Co.,) bds. 83 S. Burdick. 

Johnson Elevator, 28 Porter. 

Johnson F. A., attendant at Asylum. 

Johnson Frank A., student, bds. 215 Main. 

Johnson Henry M., grain merchant, 28 Porter, h. 41 N. West 

Johnson Isaac, mason, h. 11 Edwards. 

Johnson James, mason, bds. 44 Water. 

Johnson Jessie, h. 215 Main. 

Johnson John T., (J. & Sherman,) 96 IST. Burdick. 

Johnson John W., veterinary surgeon, bds. 17 Church. 

Johnson Josephine, bds. 58 Academy. 

Johnson Lawrence J., cabinet maker, bds. 184 Main. 

Johnson Lewis, painter, h. 6 Eleanor. 

Johnson Peter, laborer, h. south end S. Rose. 

Johnson & Sheldon, (William H. J. & Luther S.,) druggists, 

144 Main. 
Johnson & Sherman, ( John T. J, <fc Henry S.,) proprs. City 

Marble Works, 96 N. Burdick. 
Johnson Tobias, (Chase & J.,) res. Flint. 
Johnson Webster, bds. 58 Academy. 
Johnson William E., carpenter, h. 63 Cedar. 
Johnson William H., (J. & Sheldon,) h. 7 Woodward Av. 
Johnston Peter, stone Cutter, bds. 6 Douglas Av. 
Johnstone Herbert, clerk, bds. 11 Portage. 
Johnstone Robert F., sec'y State agricultural society, h. 94 

Jones David, teamster, h. 127 Portage. 
Jones & Gibson, (John B. J. & Edwin A. G.,) pump manufs., 

6 Asylum Av. 
Jones Henry C, laborer, bds. 105 Water. 
Jones John B., (J. & Gibson,) h. 35 Locust. 
Jones John, farmer, h. 87 Grand Rapids Road. 
Jones John, farmer, h. 97 Portage. 
Jones John, ( coFd,) cook, h. 14 Walbridge. 
Jones John L., cook, h. 25 Ransom. 
Jones Kittie E., student, bds. 114 Academy. 
Jones Lewis, carpenter, bds. 44 Water. 
Jones Mary, bds. 23 Edwards. 
Jonps Rev. Thomas Z. R., h. 114 Academy. 
Jones William, shoemaker, h. 70 S. West. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Co's. 


WM. B. CLAEK fi, SOU, 

Wholesale & Retail Dealers in 


No. 131 Main St., opposite Eurdick House, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Portoga itrtat firti®ry* 




Churns, Brooms, Fishing Tackle & Notions, 


(). N. & T. F. GIDDING.'^, Real Estute and General Insurance 


Jones William IL, joiner, bds. 105 Water. 

Jones William J., drayman, h. 30 Elm. 

Jordan Monroe, (col'd ) barber, bds. 10 Water. 

Jordan Nelson, clerk, Sheridan House. 

Joy Milford N., rectifier, 20 Water, h. 43 Academy. 

Judge George, malster, 82 North, h. 80 North. 

Judson Robert F., lawyer, 100 Main, h. 35 Asylum Av. 

jvalamazoo College, 119 Academy. 

Kalamazoo Cornet Band, rooms 117 Main. 

Kalamazoo county jail, 10 8. Rose, John H. Wells, SheriiK 

Kalamazoo Daily Telegraph, Stone Brothers, prop'rs, 21 S. 

Kalamazoo Female College, 128 Lovel. 
Kalamazoo Female Seminary, 50 Seminary. 
Kalamazoo Gas Light Co., J. P. Woodbury, Fres. ; (). H. 

Perry, Supt. ; 9 Spring. 
Kalamazoo Gazette, (weekly,) Lomax & Clark, editors and 

})rop'rs, 99 Main. 
Kalamazoo House, Glynn & Phetteplace, propr's, 94 and 90 

Kalamazoo Paper Co., Silas Hubbard, Pres. ; Wm. A. Wood, 

Treas. ; Benj. F. Lyon, Supt. 
Kalamazoo Skating Rink, 15 N. West. 
Kallahan Bridget, domestic, 213 Main. 
Kasten Harmon C., tailor, h. 58 North. 
Katsman Adrianna, h. 62 Pitcher. 
Kaufman Levi, miller, h. 113 Portage. 
Kealey William, foundryman, h. 40 Willard. 
Keehn Adolph W., tailor, h. Qb Vine. 
Keen Joseph, wheat buyer, h. 8 Edwards. 
Keen Sarah, bds. 8 Edwards. 

Keenan Alex., prop'r Rail Road House, 100 N. Burdick. 
Keeney William, mason, bds. 44 Main. 
Keep Darius N., carpenter, h. 6 Pitcher. 
Keith Edward R., painter, h. Ill Grand Rapids Road. 
Keller George, saloon, 74 N. Burdick, h. same. 
Kellogg Amasy, Jr., carpenter, bds. 44 Water. 
Kellogg Frank I., clerk, bds. 33 Portage. 
Kellogg George D., manager Western Union Telegraph, ( and 

Reed c% K.,) bds. 18 Cedar. 
Kellogg & Holtenhouse, ( Israel K. ife John H.,) lumber dea- 
lers, and sash and blind manufs., 56 N. Burdick. 
Kellogg Israel, K. & Holtenhouse,) h. 33 Portage. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 




ilMtf # St IWtf # 


Uets, Sheets, Holies, Blankets, 

AmtL mil MmM of 

Horse Clothing, 



TRUNKS Made to Order and Repaired. 


O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Kent 


Kellogg James C, cigars and tobacco, 24 N. Burdick, h. 20 

Kellogg J. Ely, (K. & Sawyer,) Ms. 199 Main. 
Kellogg Kirk, moulder, h, 100 N. Rose. 
Kelly Johanna, h. 107 Ransom. 
Kelly Lawrence, laborer, h. 18 Ilumplirey, 
Kelly Maria, domestic, 19 8tuart Av. 
Kelly William, laborer, bds. 107 Ransom. 
Kelley Eliza, domestic, 220 Main. 
Kelley Kate, domestic, 215 Main. 

Kelsey M. Lillian, student, 50 Seminary, res. Washington, 
Kendall Ann, bds. 215 Main. 
Kendall D. G., travelling agent, bds. City Hotel. 
Kendall Walter, clerk, bds. 35 Main. 
Kennicutt George W., h. 118 Ransom. 
Kent James A., ( Dewing & K.,) h. 17 Douglas Av, 
Kenward John, bds. 21 N. Park, 
Kenward M,, h, 21 N. Park. 
Kenyon Joseph, cutter, bds. 9 S. Rose. 
Kenyon Thomas B., h. 9 Edwards. 
Keoghe John, plasterer, bds. Unioji House, 
Kepper Isaac, joinej-, h.»34 Locust. 
Kerivan James, painter, bds. 13 Cherry. 
Kerr Eliza, laundress at Asylum. 
Kersey Edward, barber, bds. 193 Kalamazoo A v. 
Kersey Ephraim, ( coFd,) porter, Kalamazoo House. 
Kersey Isaiah, mason, bds. 193 Kalamazoo Av. 
Kersey Rebecca, domestic, 13 S. Rose. 
Kersteen Henry, tailor, h. 57 North. 
Kersteen Herman, tailor, h. 129 N. Burdick. 
Kervan James, painter, bds. 30 N. Park. 
Ketchum George C, carpenter, h. 46 Oak. 
Ketchum Minnie G., student, 50 Seminary, res. Marshall. 
Kewnesslis Thomas, h. 55 Davis. 

Kidder & Bruen, ( Geo. F. K. & Geo. T. B.,) dry goods, 103 Main. 
Kidder George F., (K. & Bruen,) h. 110 Lovel. 
Kilbourne Joseph H., book keeper, h. 50 S. West. 
Killian Joseph M., cutter, bds. 9 S. Rose. 
Kimball Cotton M., h. GO Walnut. 
Kimball Daniel W., clerk, bds. 18 Pearl. 
King Edward J., dentist, 109 Main, h. 126 Main. 
King Otto, tailor, h. 65 Vine. 
King Robert, ( K. & Warren,) h 220 Main. 
King Thomas, bds. Cottage Hall Hotel. 

King <fc Warren, ( Robert K. & Henry M. W.,) propVs 
Hygienic Cure, 220 Main, oiiice 150 Main. 

Are Agts. for the ^tna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 



pharmaceutist & ghemist, 
132 Main Street, Burdick House Blocl(, 


Dealer In Pure Foreign and Donnesti'c 


A Large Stock of Fancy and Toilet Articles, 

Lubin's Extracts, Farina Cologne, Perfumery 



§^B^^|\ Manufacturer of /ffl^B^J 



Zephyr Worsted & Fancy Goods, 


O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Kingman A. C, student, Kalamazoo College, res. Cassopolis. 

Kingsbury William W., sash maker, h. 100 Water. 

Kinley James, li. 21 Kansom. 

Kinney Laura M., domestic, 13 Pitcher. 

Kipp Norman, laborer, 31 South. 

Kipp Reubin, cooper, h. 5 Oak. 

Kirby Pamelia, student, 50 Seminary, res. Cliarleston. 

Kirby William, farmer, bds. 45 Lovel. 

Kitson Richard, tailor, h. Jasper, 

Kittredge Chandler A., clerk, bds. 45 Lovel. 

Kittredge Hattie, student, 50 Seminary, res. Mason. 

Klaassen Johannas, mason, h. 33 Davis. 

Klaekeet Benjamin, laborer, bds. 87 Portage. 

Klausen Michael, mason, h. 154 Vine. 

Klooster Hilbrand, baker, bds. 87 Portage. 

Knapp Lina, student, h. 6 Michigan Av. 

Knapp L., carpenter, h. 127 S. Burdick. 

Knapp William, slater, bds. 187 Kalamazoo A v. 

Knappen Rev. A. A., h. 15 Cedar. 

Knaupp Frederick, machinist, h. 91 Frank. 

Knaupp Frederick, Jr., machinist, bds. 91 Frank. 

Knerr Amos, (A. & S. K.,) h. 217 Main. 

Knerr A. & S., ( Amos & Stephen,) sash, door, and blind 

manufs., 5 Cooley. 
Knerr Samuel G., tailor, bds. 113 Water. 
Knerr Stephen, (A. & S. K.,) h. 110 Water. 
Knight Amanda, (coFd,) domestic, 216 Main. 
Knight George R., laborer, bds. 49 Water. 

Knight John J., cash. M. C. R. R. freight office, bds. 184 Main. 
Knoran Angeline, domestic, 75 S. Burdick. 
Knowlton Henry, cooper, h. 10 Jackson. 
Koehle Christian, tailor, h. 72 Church. 
Koehler William, brewer, bds. (39 Kalamazoo Av. 
Kohle Herrai-dt, h. near south end of John. 
Kools John, planer, h. 158 Vine. 
Korstarge Adrian, mason, h. 15 Wall. 
Kortenholf E., shoe maker, h. 59 Cooley. 
Kraft Mary, domestic, 12 Walnut. 
Kraft John, shoe maker, h. 3 Edgar. 
Kramenburg A., attendant at Asylum. 
Krank George, saloon, 17 Porter, h. same. 
Krank George, laborer, h. 245 S. Burdick. 
Krause Augusta, domestic, 84 Main. 
Krause Francis A., clerk, bds. 33 Lovel. 
Krause Julius, domestic, 36 Dutton. 
Krause Mary L , h. 33 Lovel. 

Agents, 'No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Krause Pauline, domestic, 36 Dutton. 

Krause Wallace H., engraver, bds. 33 Lovel. 

KRICHBAUM JOHN, blacksmith, 30 water, h. 27 Main. 

Kriekard Cornelius, student, bds. 17 South. 

Kriekard Lizzie, washerwoman, bds. 119 S. Burdick. 

Kriekard Peter, school teacher, h. 119 S. Burdick. 

Kriekard Rev. Adrian, pastor Holland church, h. 17 South. 

Kriss Philip, mason, h. 82 Kalamazoo Av. 

Kroegenway Cornelius, laborer, h. 32 Wall. 

Krom Andrew, lumberman, h. 34 Portage. 

Kroin George, bds. 34 Portage. 

Kromdik Peter, laborer, h. 1 Johnson. 

Kronenbitter Joseph, stone cutter, bds. 82 N. Burdick. 

Krum George, laborer, bds. 50 Parsons. 

Krum Gilbert, farmer, h. 50 Parsons. 

Kryger Henry, carpenter, bds. 129 S. Burdick. 

Krymer John Y., clerk, bds. 35 Dutton. 

Krymer Wellington, grocer, bds. 35 Dutton. 

Krymer Wesley, druggist, 6 Portage, bds. 35 Dutton. 

Krymer William W., gi'ocer, 18 S. Burdick, h. 35 Dutton. 

Laauw Abraham, laborer, bds. 139 S. Burdick. 

Labar Luther G., miller, h. 128 N. Burdick. 

Labar William H., ( Grandjean & L.,) bds. 5 Main. 

Labigang Benjamin, foreman Kellogg & Holtenhouse's lumber 

yard, h. 140 Kalamazoo Av. 
Lachene Etta, student, bds. 6 Stuart Av. 
Lachene Frances, student, bds. 6 Stuart Av. 
Ladies' Library Association, rooms 26 S. Burdick. 
Lage Leonard, teamster, h. 95 John. 
Lage Mark, laborer, h. 156 Vine. 
Lage Philip, pop corn dealer, bds. 113 S. Burdick. 
Lage Stephen, grocer, 113 S. Burdick, h. same. 
LaGrave Clarence E., assistant P. M., bds. 51 Portage. 
Laine Jainett, h. 32 Walnut. 

Laine Mary K., student, 50 Seminary, res. Portage. 
J^akey Albert E., carpenter, bds. 13 N. West. 
Lamb Rockcinda, bds. 16 N. Park. 

Lamb William E., carriage trimmer, 192 Main, h. 16 N. Park. 
J^amper Marenus, laborer, bds. 33 Wall 
Lanckton Albert J., h. 6 Davis. 
Landon Edward L., wheat buyer, h. 84 S. Burdick. 
Landon Frederick, ( W. H. L. & Brother,) h. 72 North. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Land on W. H. & Bro., ( Wm. H. & Frederick,) agricultural 
implements, corner Portage and Winsted. 

Landon William H., ( W. H. Landon & Bro.,) h. 146 Portage. 

Landon Elisha, veterinary surgeon, h. 84 S. Burdick. 

Lane Abigail, h. 6 Potter. 

Lane Ezekiel, mason, h. 144 Portage. 

Lane Helen M., bds. 25 Cooley. 

Langley Albert E., cabinet maker, h. 19 Henshaw. 

Langley Margaret, student, 50 Seminary, res. Centreville. 

Lapham Joseph B., (Lapliam & Waterbury,) h. 18 Cedar. 

Lapham Susan, weaver, h. 68 Walnut. 

Lapham &, Waterbury, ( Joseph B. L ifc Aaron M. W.,) 
leather, hides, and shoe findings, 81 Main. 

Larimer Janett, domestic, 64 Academy. 

Lascelles Emily E., bds. 93 Main. 

Latham Henry, dealer in patents, bds. 22 Edwards. 

Lathrop Edgar P., carriage maker, h. 25 Cooley. 

Lathrop Van R., mason, h. 154 Portage. 

Laubenstein A. D., physician, 3 S. Burdick, h. 3 Lovel. 

Laubenstein Lena, dress maker, bds. 7 South. 

Laughland Mary, nurse, 94 S. Burdick. 

Laughlin Patrick, saloon, 100 Willard, h. 98 Willard. 

Lawless William A., bar tender, Kalamazoo House. 

Lauior John, farmer, bds. Union House. 

Lawrence Clark H , ( W. S. L. & Co.,) bds. 184 Main. 

Lawrence W. S. &, Co., (William S. & Clark H.,) foundry and 
machine works, 21 N. Rose, cor. Water. 

Lawrence William, h 33 Oak. 

Lawrence William S., ( W. S. L. & Co.,) h. 35 Walnut. 

Lay John, h. 41 S. Park. 

Lay J. M , bds. 47 Main. 

Lays C. & Co., ( Charles L. & Gilbert Wilson,) trunk manufs., 
95 Main. 

Lays Charles, ( C. Lays & Co.,) h. 74 John. 

Leach George W., hats and caps, 143 Main, bds. 220 Main. 

Leatherman Eli, mason, bds. 42 Main. 

Leavitt & L'heureux, ( William F. L. & Samuel H. L.,) jewel- 
ers, 128 Main. 

Leavitt William F., ( L. & L'heureux,) bds. 9 S. Rose. 

Lebel Rev. I. A., pastor St. Augustine (Catholic) church, h. 
25 ]Sr. Park. 

Lee Mrs. Johanah, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Lee Mrs. U. E., bds. 18 South. 

Lehmon^Caspar, dyer, h. 82 Kalamazoo Av. 

Leitcher Mary, domestic, 8 S. West. 

Lemke John, laborer, bds. 102 Kalamazoo Av. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Idb. Go's 





And Dealer in all kinds of 

iilSf If Plillil, 



Iffo. 28 Porter Street^ 

ilAlMS MAlf II, 

Manufacturer^ of 


Gloves & Whiplashes. 

iW Ladles Furs made to order, Repaired and Re- 
Trimmed in tlie best style. 



Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



Lemon Cynthia, attendant at Asylum. 

Lempen Louis, drayman, h. 82 Kalamazoo Av. 

Leonard Edward, brick maker, h. 37 Humphrey. 

Leonard John li , machinist, bds. 102 Water. 

LeRoy Charles, hostler, bds. 37 Water. 

Lese Donkar, attendant at Asylum. 

Leslie William J., pattern maker, bds. 13 N. West. 

Letts Abraham, h. 130 S. Burdick. 

Letts George S., h. 44 S. Park. 

Letts Mortimer J., bartender, at 87 Main. 

Letts William, laborer, h. rear 55 Ransom. 

Levy Abraham, porter, bds. 52 Portage. 

Levy Isaac A., clerk, bds. 52 Portage. 

Lewis Frances E., dress maker, bds. 234 Main. 

Lewis Frederick, wheat buyer, h. 33 Cedar. 

Lowis George W., carpenter, h. 65 Cedar. 

Lewis Harriet, domestic, 1 Water. 

Lewis Henrietta, ( col'd,) domestic, 25 South. 

Lewis Hiram L., farmer, h. 200 Main. 

Lewis James, bds. 32 Portage. 

Lewis Jeremiah, carpenter, h. 234 Main. 

Lewis Nellie, student, bds. 200 Main. 

Leys Johanna, h. 62 Pitcher. 

L'heureux Samuel H., ( Leavitt & L.,) bds. 9 S. Rose. 

Lieffers John, laborer, bds. 87 Portage. 

Lilienfeld D & Bro., (David & William,) cigars and tobacco, 

112 Main. 
Lilienfeld David, ( D. L. & Bro.,) h. 43 South. 
Lilienfeld Hannah, domestic. 37 S. Burdick. 
Lilienfeld Theodore, clerk, bds 43 South. 
Lilienfeld William, ( D. L. & Bro.,) bds. 43 South. 
Limprecht & Foegele, ( Frederick L. & George F.,) saloon and 

billiards, 12 S. Burdick. 
Limprecht Frederick, ( L. & Foegele,) h. 134 S. Burdick. 
Lincoln Shubael A., h. 8 Church. 
Linhean Michael, laborer, h 22 Reed. 
Lino Joseph, barber, Burdick House, h. 21 Pine. 
Little Frank, h. 63 South. 
Little Henry, h. 40 S. West. 
Little Lizzie M., domestic, 66 S. Burdick. 
Little Maria, domestic, Burdick House. 
Little Mary, pastry cook, Burdick House. 
Littler Elizabeth, attendant at Asylum. 
Littler Ralph, store keeper at Asylum. 
Livingston Moses, clerk, bds. 21 Academy. 
Lloyd John IL, hostler, Kalamazoo House. 

(). N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 



jn iii^ 


Fancy White & Amter 


Clover & Timothy Seeds, 

Sec, &:e., 

Ag:eiits for Ohio White Stone Lime, 

Warehouses 99 & 106 North Burdick St., 



O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills. Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 


Lecher Baruey, prop'r Kalamazoo brewery, 3 Walnut, h. 7 

Lochner Isaac, laborer, h. 57 Vine. 
Locklin John, laborer, bds. 99 Ransom. 
Lockwood Alfred C, clerk, bds. 45 Lovel. 
Lockwood Bradfoixi, h. 21 Dutton. 

Lockwood Volney H., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Almena. 
Lodeman Augustus, select school, 28 S. Burdick, h. 11 S. West. 
Logg William, blacksmith, h. 13 Pine. 
Lohr Philip, trackman M. C. R. R., bds. Rail Road House. 
Lomax & Clark, (Joseph L. <fc Elijah J. C.,) editors and prop'rs 

Kalamazoo Gazette, 99 Main. 
Lomax Joseph, ( L. <fc Clark,) h. 6 Henrietta. 
Long Maggie, dress maker, bds. 37 Water, 
Long Philip A., grocer, 128 Kalamazoo Av., h, 126 Kalamazoo 

Longbottom Mrs. Isabella, h. 39 Portage. 
Longjohn William, laborer, h. 72 John. 
Looby Ann, bds. Union House. 
Looby Ellen, bds. Union House. 
Looby Lawrence, bds. Union House. 
Looby Michael, prop'r Union House, 77 N. Burdick. 
Loomis James C, blacksmith, h. 94 North, 
Loomis Mary, dress maker, bds. 7 South. 
Loomis Pettie C, student, 50 Seminary, res. Niles. 
Lorio Alexander, stone cutter, h. 27 Porter, 
Lounsbery Charles, butcher, bds. 69 S. Rose. 
Lounsbery John, weigh master, h. 69 S. Rose. 
Lounsbery John W., harness maker, bds. 59 Walnut. 
Loveland George T., clerk, bds. 195 Main. 
Loveland Richard H., livery and sale stable, rear Kalamazoo 

House, h. 60 Main. 
Loy Cornelius, laborer, bds. 187 S. Burdick. 
Lucas James, teamster, h. 86 Grand Rapids Road. 
Lucas James, carpenter, bds. 72 Cedar. 
Lucas Ira, turner, bds. 72 Cedar. 
Lucas Jennie, tailoress, bds. 72 Cedar. 
Lucas Manlinus, laborer, h. 72 Cedar. 
Lucas William, harness maker, bds. 72 Cedar. 
Luchy Doretta, domestic, 70 South. 
Ludden Thomas, laborer, h. 61 Porter. 
Luker William, moulder, h. 7 East Cedar. 
Lukey Christina, domestic, 64 South. 
Lumbard Anna, h. 13 Church. 
Lumbard DeLos, stage agent, h. 23 Edwards. 
Lumbard George, produce broker, bds. 13 Church. 

tracts, ifcc, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Wholesale & Retail Dealers in 



Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

riif jiiMi 

Uatural Healer and Magnetic 
Madam Florence MOLIEUE, 

The Medical & Business 


Have permanently located at the Magnetic Infirmary in 
Masonic Building, 

No. 107 Main St., Kalamazoo, Mich. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Lutge Henry, laborer, }i. 62 North. 

Lyboult Alice M., dress maker, bds. 80 Kalamazoo Av. 

Lyboult Jacob, teamster, h. 80 Kalamazoo Av. 

Lyboult James, teamster, h. 80 Kalamazoo Av. 

Lydes Jacob, laborer, bds. 64 John. 

Lyman George H., book keeper, h, 82 Oak. 

Lyman Henry D., blacksmith, 31 N. Rose, h. 4 East Cedar. 

Lynch Marion, student, 50 Seminary, res. Galesburgh. 

Lyon Benjamin F., Supt. Kalamazoo Paper Co., office 73 Main, 

h. 85 S. Burdick. 
Lyon Brothers, (Frank M. & George S..) wholesale paper 

dealers, 73 Main. 
Lyon Frank M., (Lyon Brothers,) bds. 85 8. Burdick. 
Lyon George S., (Lyon Brothers,) bds. 85 S. Burdick. 
Lyon George W., physician, 119 Main, bds. 199 Main. 
Lyon John, trackman, bds. 142 Kalamazoo Av. 
Lyon Julia L., student, bds. 114 Academy, res. Jackson. 
Lyon Rev. Thomas, presiding elder Kalamazoo district, h. 57 

S. West. 
Lyons James, tailor, h. 54 Pitcher. 
Lyons Maggie, tailoress, h. 54 Pitcher. 


Macdonald Theodore II., machinist, h. 102 Water. 

Mace Charles, bds. 279 Main. 

Macfarland Amasa, restaurant, 93 Main. 

MacGill Alexander D., ticket ag't M. C. R. R., bds. 184 Main. 

Mack Fannie E., music teacher, bds. 102 Lovel. 

Mack Nancy, h. 102 Lovel. 

Macklinda Bridget, waslierwoman, h. 64 Willard. 

Macomber William H., joiner, h. 30 Oak. 

Macoy Nancy, bds. 4 Edwards. 

Macoy Richard J., h. 4 Edwards. 

Mada Cornelius, butcher, h. 91 John. 

Maddigan James, attendant at Asylum. 

Madison Mary E., dress maker, bds. 67 S. Burdick. 

Maginnis Clara E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Fenton. 

Maguire Margaret A., h. 7 Pitcher. 

Mahar James, laborer, h 109 (iuU Road. 

Mahoney Cornelius, laborer, h. 35 North. 

Mahoney James 1*., hiboier, bds. 55 Ransom. 

Mahoney John, laborer, h. 56 Edwards. 

Mahoney Mary, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Mahoney Mary H., h. 55 Ransom. 

Mahoney Richard, laborer, bds. 56 Edwards. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Mai in Catherine, h. 2 Grand Rapids Road. 

Malin Maria, hoop skirt maker, bds. 2 Grand Rapids Road. 

Mailer Mary, h. 70 Church. 

Maloy John, (M. & O'Neill,) h. 9 S. Burdick. 

Maloy & O'Neill, ( John M & Thomas O'N.,) butchers, 9 S. 

Mai Ion Margaret C, furrier, bds. 36 Cedar. 

Manion James, butcher, bds. 9 S. Burdick. 

Manion Mary, h. 17 Bur Oak. 

Maun Loretta, compositor, bds. 4 Johnson. 

Mann Samuel H., wood & hay dealer, 20 Pine, h. 22 Pine. 

Mann Winslow C., clerk, bds. 22 Pine. 

Mansur Anna, student, bds. 21 South, res. Sandwich. 

March William, laborer, h. 61 Walnut. 

Markel & Steelman, ( William M. & Albert W. S.,) wood turners 
and scroll sawyers, 20 Church. 

Markel William, (M. &; Steelman,) bds. 16 N. Park. 

Marker Louis, laborer, h. 119 S. West. 

Marklee William, carpenter, h. 182 N. Burdick. 

Marring Eliza A., boarding house, 13 N. West. 

Marsala Frank G., barber, 92 Main, h. 21 John. 

Marsh Edgar T., carriage trimmer, bds. 35 N, Rose. 

Marshall E., conductor St. Joseph V. R. R., bds. Kalamazoo 

Marshall Edward G., M. D., acting 2d assistant physician at 
Michigan Asylum for the Insane 

Marshall Ellen, seamstress, h. 73 N. Burdick. 

Martin Carl, malster, bds 26 Asylum Av. 

Martin Charles, barber, bds. 127 Portage. 

Martin Charles, furrier, whip and glove mannf , h. 118 S. Bur- 

Martin Mrs. Charles E., h. 62 John. 

Martin John S., blacksmith, h. 10 Oak. 

Martin M , bds. 154 Vine 

Martin Mary Ann, bds. 14 Cooley. 

Martin Phebe L., milliner and dress maker, h. 83 S. Rose. 

Martin Wayne, bds. 80 Lovel. 

Martin William, merchant, h. 83 S. Rose. 

Mason Almon, student, h. 131 Vine. 

Mason A. L., bds. 32 Portage. 

Mason Grace, student, bds, 245 Main. 

Mason Henrietta, h. 45 S. Park. 

Mason Ida, student, bds. 245 Main. 

Mason Lee A., foreman Fish's elevator, bds. 8 Edwards. 

Mason Rudolph, student, h. 131 Vine. 

Matheson Alexander, stone cutter, 94 Water, h. 6 Douglas Av. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 


Maury Charles V., barber, h. 39 Wheaton Av. 

Maxwell Thomas, mason, h. 58 Dutton. 

May <fc Buck, (Charles S. M. & Geo. M. B.,) lawyers, 140 

May Hon. Charles S., ( M. & Buck,) h. 28 S. West. 
May Hon. Dwight, Attorney General, 150 Main, h. 52 South and 

14 S. West. 
May Rockwell, h. 51 Walnut. 
Mayo Egbert, mason, h. 6 Comstock Road. 
McAllaster Alna S., book keeper, 1st Nat'l bank, h. 64 Lovel. 
McAllaster Hathaway, h 52 Frank. 
McAmey Elizabeth, bds. with Smith L. Wood. 
McArthur Archibald, carpenter, h 249 Main. 
McArthur Charles E., clerk, bds. 249 Main. 
McAv'oy Luke, mason, h. 43 Church. 
McBride John, moulder, h. 14 Cooley. 
Mc Bride John R., harness maker, bds. 175 Kalamazoo Av. 
McBerty John, h. 134 Kalamazoo Av. 
McCaffrey Edward, carpenter, h. 17 First. 
McCain Benjamin H., jeweler, 144 Main, h. 76 Cedar. 
McCanlis Joseph, ( col'd,) well digger, h. 193 Kalamazoo Av. 
McCarthy Charles, laborer, h 69 Willard. 
McCarthy JOHN, bill poster, Kal. Telegraph office, 

bds. 69 Willard. 
McClaren Samuel, wood worker, h. 110 Ransom. 
McClellen Maggie, dress maker, h. 20 Dutton. 
McClernon John, tanner, h. 23 Ransom. 
McConnell Charlotte, boarding house, 72 Edwards. 
McCormick James, builder, h. 55 Cedar. 
McCourtie William H., (Merrill & McC.,) h. 41 Cherry. 
McCracken Louisa, dress maker, bds. 21 Cedar. 
McCrumb James B., teamster, h. 58 Parsons. 
McCue John, mason, h. 64 Church. 
McCue John, stone mason, h. 102 North. 
McCue Lizzie, domestic, 39 Dutton. 
McCue Patrick, mason, h. 98 North. 
McDermot Cornelius, laborer, h. 80 Frank. 
McDonald Bessie, domestic, 9 S. Rose. 
McDonald David, clerk, bds. 26 S. West. 
McDonald Hugh, cooper, bds. 79 Church. 
McDonald Isabella, attendant at Asylum. 
McDonald Katharine, h. 79 Church. 
McDougal Angus, engineer, h. 18 Ransom. 
McElhenry Mattie, domestic, 88 S. Rose. 
McElvoy James, laborer, h. 73 Frank. 
McElwee Charles, trackman, h. 105 Ransom. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Go's. 




fill lUTlfiE 

^^IV D 

Flouring Mills. 


Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Dealei-H in 









And all kinds of Agricultural Implements, 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


McEvoy James H., telegraph operator, M. C. R. R. bds. 187 

Kalamazoo Av. 
McEvoy Alfred, moulder, bds. Cottage Hall Hotel. 
McEvoy Charles P., blacksmith, h. 69 Church. 
McEvoy Thomas, railroad man, bds. Cottage Hall Hotel. 
McFadden Ann, laundress at Asylum. 
McFadden Samuel, laborer, h. 59 Edwards. 
McFarland Nellie, domestic, 95 Michigan Av. 
McGan John, laborer, h. 46 Pitcher. 
McGinese Mr. launderer, at Asylum. 
McGinn Carrie, domestic, 65 S. Burdick. 

McGoiF Peter, ornamental plasterer, 167 Kalamazoo Av. h. same. 
McGrail James, laborer, h. 188 Asylum Av. 
McGrath John, laborer, h. 105 Portage. 
McGraw Francis, laborer, bds. 105 Portage. 
McGraw James C., clerk, bds. 32 Portage. 
McGregor Daniel, student, Kalamazoo College. 
McGuire Ann, domestic, 6 South. 
McGuire Ellen, domestic, 45 Lovel. 
McGuire Helen E., domestic, Union House. 
McGuire Michael, laborer, h. 68 Lake. 
McGuire Roger, laborer, h. 29 Cooley. 
McHu^h Hugh, laborer, bds. 121 Frank. 
Mclvor John E., painter, h. 94 Vine. 
McKay, Annie, (col'd) domestic, 23 Lovel. 
McKay Josephine, (col'd ) seamstress, bds. 54 Willard. 
McKay Lucy A., (col'd) seamstress, bds. 54 Willard. 
McKee John, (Carder, Gilbert & Co.,) h. 212 Kalamazoo Av. 
McKee Hugh, clerk, bds. with William F. Miller. 
McKeel Eliza, domestic, 53 Lovel. 
McKenna Mrs. cook, 220 Main. 

McKibbin John, (T. P. Sheldon & Co.,) bds. 209 Main. 
McKinne James, stone cutter, h. 44 Eleanor. 
McKinstry Mary J., tailoress, bds. 82 Ransom. 
McLellan Mary, teacher, Michigan Female Seminary. 
McLin William H., butcher, h. 13 Cherry, 
McMahon Patrick H., painter, bds. Union House. 
McMeeken Miss dress, maker, bds. 29 Park. 
McMurray Carrie, domestic, 11 Stuart Av. 
McNaughton M. Belle, student, 50 Seminary, res. Jackson. 
McPherson John, porter, Burdick House. 
McQuin Nellie, domestic, Cottage Hall Hotel. 
McQueeney Mary, h. 136 N. Burdick. 
McRay Charles E., bag holder manuf. bds. 82 S. Rose. 
McRay Nettie F., school teacher, bds. 82 S. Rose. 
MRay Oliver P., h. 82 S. Rose. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 



Of the United Imitates of America, Wasliiiigrtoii, I>. €. 

Chartered by Special Act of Congress^ approved July 25, 1868. 

Cash Capital, - #1,000.000, 


Branch Office, First National Bank Building, Philadelphia, 

Where the geueral business of the Company is transacted, and to which 
all general correspondence should be addressed. 

€I^AREN€E M. CXARK, President, 

JAY COOKE, C'tiairman Finance and Executii'e Committee. 

HEBTRY O. COOKE, Vice President. 

EiflERSOX W. PKEr, Secretary and Actnary. 

This Company, National in its character, offers, by reason of its Large Capital, Low Rates 
of Premium and New Tables, the most desirable means of insuring life yet presented to the 

The rates of premium being largely reduced, are made as favorable to the insurers as those 
of the beat Mutual Companies, and avoid all the complications and uncertainties of Notes, 
Dividends, and the misunderstandings which the latter are so apt to cause the Policy-Holder. 

Several new and attractive tables are now presi^ited, which need only to be understood to 
prove acceptable to the public, such tvs the INCOME-PRODUCING POLICY and RETURN" 
PREMIUM POLICY. In the former, the policy-holder not only secures a life insurance, 
payable at death, but will receive, if living, after a period of a few years, an annual income 
tqual to ten per cent. (10 per cent.) of the par of his policy. In the latter, the Company agrees 
to return to the assured the total amount of money he hoe, paid in, in addition to the amount of 
his policy. 

The attention of persons contemplating insuring their lives or increasing the amount of 
insurance they already have, is called to the special advantages offered by the National Life 
Insurance < ompany. 

Circulars, Pamphlets and full particulars given on application to the Branch OflBce of the 
Company, or to 

S. A. KEAN& 00 , Detroit, Mich., 

General Agents lor Michigan and Northern Indiana. 

GEO. W. SNOVER, Kalamazoo, Mich., 

Special Agent for Kalamazoo, Allegan, Van Buren. Berrien and 
Eaton Counties. 
W. B. JACOBS, Goshen, Ind., Special Agent for Northern Indiana. 

O. jr. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Mclieynolds Samuel, R. R. contractor, h. 12 Pitcher. 

McSweeny Etta, domestic, 22 S. West. 

McSweeny John, gardener, h. 70 8. Park. 

McSweeny Terrance, blacksmith, 30 N. Rose, h. 109 Ivaliima- 
zoo Av. 

McVey Frank, mason, h. 42 Locust. 

Mead Abel B., express messenger, bds. 28 X. Park. 

Mead Asa, h. 28 N. Park. 

Meadimber Matilda, domestic, 21 John. 

Mear Fannie, domestic, 12 Lake. 

Mear Fredrika, domestic, 22 8. West. 

Meara Julia, domestic, 41 Asylum Av, 

Meerdink George, mason, h. 24 Pearl. 

Mel lor Mary E., tailoress, h. 70 Church. 

Menard Augustus, stone cutter, h. 20 Oak. 

Mendi Ann, domestic, National Hotel. 

Mentlin Louis, stone cutter, bds. 17 Church. 

Merrick Marcus, clerk, bds. 44 Rose. 

Merrill Almira, domestic 199 31ain. 

Merrill David B., (M. & McCourtie,) h. 21 S. West. 

Merrill Frank, clerk, bds. 48 Portage. 

Merrill Howard S., farmer, bds. 21 Forest. 

Merrill & McCourtie, (David B. M. & ^Ym. H. McC.,) merchant 
millers, 19 S. Burdick. 

Merrill, McCourtie & Brown, (David B. M„ Wm. IT. McC & 

Isaac A. Brown,) insurance agts., 19 S. Burdick. 
Merritt Rosa, student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 
Merwin Melville, attendant at Asylum. 
Messamy Frank, machinist, h. 8 Winsted. 
Messenger Genevieve, student, 50 Seminary, res. Niles. 
Messmer George, (M. & Seller,) h. 170 Kalamazoo Av. 
Messmer & Seller, (George M. & Adolph S.,) saloon, 114 Main. 
Metcalf Abram T., dentist, 108 Main, h. 62 Cedar. 
Metier Charles K , foreman Kalamazoo Telegraph Job Office, 

h. 21 Bur Oak. 
Metier Mary, hoop skirt maker, bds. 21 Bur Oak. 
Metz Henry, peddler, h. 112 Water. 
Meyer Nancy, domestic, 42 S. Rose. 

Michigan Asylum for the Insane, E. II. Van Deusen, M. D., med- 
ical supt., 76 Asylum Av. 
Michigan Central Passenger Depot. 81 Willard. 
Michigan National Bank, Wm. A. Wood, Prest.; Allen Potter, 
vice Prest.; John W. Taylor, cashier, and Edwin J. Phelps, 
teller, 117 Main. 
Midling Casper, laborer, h. 11 Michigan Av. 
Mildred Ann, bds. 114 Kalamazoo Av. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and otlier Ins. Co's 



Wholesale & Retail Dealer In 

Millinery and Fancy Goods, 

No. 131 MAIN STREET, (oppoislte Biirdlck House,) 

I. li, illttlli M it., 
rain and Produce lealers, 


Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

w m 

ft m Mm MM 


III llurrell Brotlier;^ Shop, 



Attorney at Law, Solicitor in Chancery, 

No. 14 South Buf^picK Street, 

O. N". & T. P. GIDDINGS draw Wills. Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 


Miles James W., machinist, bds. Sheridan House. 

Milham Almira A., student, 50 Seminary. 

Miller Alexander, laborer, bds. 65 Frank. 

Miller Anna B., bds. 199 Main. 

Miller Arthur S., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Bovvne. 

Miller Charles E. clerk, h. 35 S. Park. 

Miller Charles, mason, bds. 37 Main. 

Miller Christie, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Miller Cornelius, (Waterbury & M.,) h. 182 Main. 

Miller Cornelius, soap maker, h. 9 Johnson. 

Miller Duncan I)., carriage maker, bds. 84 Water. 

Miller D., seamstress, h. 235 Main. 

Miller Elwin J., bds. 35 S. Park. 

Miller Frederick H., miller, h. 15 Jackson. 

Miller Henry G., (coFd) blacksmith, bds. 127 Portage. 

Miller Jessie, mason, bds. 25 Lake. 

Miller John P., marble cutter, h. 7 Jane. 

Miller John, laborer, bds. 30 N. Park. 

Miller John W., clerk, Sheridan House. 

Miller Katie, chamber maid, National Hotel. 

Miller Michael, boots & shoes, 21 N. Burdick, h. 10 Winsted. 

MILLER MILES B , Sewing Machines & Musical Instruments, 

131 Main. bds. 35 S. Park. 
Miller Mrs. Joseph, bds. 199 Main. 
Miller Teckla, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 
Miller William F., farmer. Hill Poad to Galesburg. 
Millpeck Joseph, carriage maker, h. 51 North. 
Mills Henry D., clerk, bds. 35 N. Rose. 
Mills Horace F., carpenter, bds. 71 Cedar. 
Mills James II., clerk, bds. 184 Main. 
Mills John E., farmer, h. Olmsted Road. 
Mills Lizzie S., bds. 73 South, res. Richland. 
Mills Thaddeus, laborer, h. rear 18 Walbridge. 
Millspaugh Sidney S., carpenter, bds. 32 Portage. 
Milner Jonathan, sash maker, h. 28 S. Park. 
Milner Thomas, bds. 28 S. Park^ 
Minear Etta, dress maker, bds. 79 Vine. 
Mintern Adam, carpenter, h. 40 Dutton. 
Miren Daniel, laborer, h. 12 Allcott. 
Miren Michael, laborer, bds. 12 Allcott. 
Miren Thomas, laborer, bds. 12 Allcott. 
Mish Isaac, with Geo. Hirschfeld, h. 12 Walnut. 
Mitchell Emeline J., dress maker, h. 2 Michigan Av. 
Mitchell Francis, laborer, h. 62 Cooley. 
Mitchell Jacob, h. 71 S. Burdick. 
Moerdyk Cornelius, laborer, h. 7 Burton. 

tracts, (fee, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Moerdyk James, carpenter, h. 129 S. Burdick. 

Moffatt Isaac, bds. 11 South. 

Mol Marinas, laborer, h. 41 Wall. 

Molhoek Leonard, teamster, h. 89 S. Park. 

MOLIERE FLORENCE, clairvoyant, 105 Main. 

MOLIERE JAMES W , physician, 105 Main. h. same. 

Monckton Ellen, domestic, 190 Main. 

Monckton Mary domestic, 7 Henrietta. 

Montague Calvin S , (C. S. M. & Co.,) bds. V2 Thompson. 

Montague C.S. & Co., (Calvin S. M. & C. Eldred, Jr.,) photo- 
graphers and photographic goods, 103 Main. 

Montague Henry, steward at Mich. Asylum h. 44 Asylum Av. 

Monroe George, (L. & G M ,) 55 N. Rose. 

Monroe J. R., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Leroy. 

Monroe L. & G., (Lyman & George,) proprs. National Hotel, 
55 N. Rose. 

Monroe Lyman, (L. & G. M.,) 55 N. Rose. 

Monroe Sanford, bds. 45 Walnut. 

Montam Mary, domestic, 2() Academy. 

Mook Eliza, h. 95 S. Burdick. 

Mooran John, hostler, bds. Sheridan House. 

Moore Abbie, student, 50 Seminary, res. Chicago. 

Moore Addison C, peddler, h. 142 Academy. 

Moore Alice domestic, 67 Lovel. 

Moore Ann, (col'd) h. 58 Willard. 

Moore George W., (col'd) barber, h. 52 Willard. 

Moore Hiram W., clerk First National Bank, bds. 184 MaiTi. 

Moore James, carpenter, bds. 33 Church. 

Moore John, hostler, bds. 148 Portage. 

Moore Joseph, groceries ife liquors, 11 Portage, h. same. 

Moore Katie, attendant at Asylum. 

Moore Rebecca, domestic, 93 S. Burdick. 

Morgan Catherine, h. (35 Frank. 

Morgan Charles A., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Niles. 

Morgan Harriett, bds. 65 Frank. 

Morgan Rev. Henry H., h. 8 Locust. 

Morley Mrs. William, Dress and Cloak Maker, 17 ( ■herry. 

Morley William, Book and Job printer, h. 17 Cherry. 

Morris Elizabeth, domestic, 42 Main. 

Morrisey Kyren, laborer, bds. 90 Ransom. 

Morrisey Timothy, mason, h. 90 Ransom. 

Morse Adolphus, shoemaker, li. 18 Ransom. 

Morse Andrew J., night watch M. C. Depot, h. 18 Ransom. 

Morse Jennie, seamstress, bds. 20 Cherry. 

Morse Richard, mason, bds. 42 Main. 

Morse William H., (col'd) barber, bds. 12 Ransom. 

O. N. <fc T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 



Morse Willard, Jr., millinery and fancy goods, 131 Main, h. 20 

IVLoses Harvey J., clerk, bds. 32 Portage. 
Mosher Abram, \i. II. Contractor, h. 39 Portage. 
Mosher George, mason, h. 48 North. 
Mottram William, physician, 00 S. Burdick, h. same. 
Muehleck Anthony J., boarding house, 34 Main. 
Muhlebach Joseph F., carriage maker, h. 59 North. 
Mukish James C, student, Kal. College, bds. 8 Michigan Av 
MulhoUand James R., cooper, h. 16 Keed. 
Mulholland Mary, domestic, 72 S. Park. 
MulhoUand Nellie, dress maker, bds. 13 Cherry. 
Mumford F. A., bds. City Hotel. 
Munger, Champlin & Co., (Samuel M. M., Egbert M. C. & 

Thomas S. Chittenden,) dry goods & clothing, 135 Main. 
Muno^er lihoda, h. 6 Michigan Av. 

Munger Satnuel M., (M., Champlin & Co.,) h. 22 Cedar. 
Munger William L., student, h. 6 Michigan Av. 
Munn Mary, seamstress, bds. 99 S. West. 
Munn Mattie, domestic, 184 Main. 
Munsell Austin C, roofer, h. 1() East Av. 
Murdock John D., carpenter, h. 67 Lovel. 
Murnane Maggie, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 
Murphy Edward, painter, bds. 187 Kalamazoo A v. 
Murphy Dennis, engineer, bds. 35 Main. 
Murphy John, mason, bds. 68 Ransom. 
Murphy Levi, farmer, h. 17 Davis. 
Murpliy Margaret, h. 21 Cooley. 
Murphy Peter, laborer, h 22 Willard. 
Murphy William, carpenter, bds. 98 Lovel. 
Murray Frank B., (Halsey <fc M.,) bds. 33 S. Burdick. 
Murray James, laborer, bds. 95 N. Rose. 
Murray John, laborer, bds. 95 N. Rose. 
Muri-ay Patrick, laborer, bds. 95 N. Rose. 
Murray Thomas, laborer, h. 95 N. Rose. 
Musselwhite Amelia, domestic, 235 Main. 
Myer Jacob, laborer, bds. 100 Portage. 
Myer John, laborer, bds. 100 Portage. 
Myer Meno, laborer, h. 100 Portage. 


Nash Cleon D., Typograpical Artist, bds. 11 Pine. 
Nash Guy T., clerk, bds. 33 S. Burdick. 
Nash Henry C, cooper, bds. 106 Portage. 
Nash Lysette, h. 106 Portage. 

Are Agts. for the ^tna. Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 


BBi. E. Ii. PATH, 

Cadies Maul Shessee 

And Manufacturer of 

lair lati^Irg, iurb, mmh, fronte, fcitclte.^, 

All Kinds of Wigs Manufactured to Order. 

Orders left for Dressing will be promptly rittt'iidcd to, 

H^^ The finest assortment of Perfumery and Toilet Articles 
always on hand. 

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Houses BIiOCK^ basement^ 

Corner Main and Burdick Streets, 

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Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



Nash Mary, domestic, 24 Academy. 

Nasoii John, warehouse man, h. 9 Main. 

Nason Mrs. John, h. 105 N". Kose. 

Nathanson Adolph, clerk, bds. 45 Main. 

National Hotel, L. & G. Monroe, proprs., 55 N. Kose. 

National Park, 151 Portage. 

Nay lor Edwin, tinner, bds. 184 Main. 

Neahr Daniel, clerk, h. 12 Michigan Av. 

Neahr Jacob R., saloon and billiards, and deputy IJ. !S. Marshal 

87 Main, h. 45 Academy. 
Neahr John J., saloon, 4 Portage, h. 46 Academy. 
Neasmith James M., county treasurer, 167 Main, h. 81 Vine. 
Ncissing Dirk, laborer, bds. 24 Pearl. 
Nelson Hendenson, (coFd) domestic, 70 S. Burdick. 
Nelson Henry J., millwright, h. 73 Academy. 
Nelson Kicdiard, farmer, h. 99 Portage. 
Nelson William, miller, bds. 99 Portage. 
Nesbitt Maggie J., tailoress, bds. 78 N. Kose, 
Nesbitt Maria, h. 73 N. Kose 
Nesbitt William C, carpenter, h. 25 Pine. 
Nevill Katie, domestic, Burdick House. 
Newcastle Cornelius, apprentice, bds. 3 Dutton. 
New(;astle Garret, harness nuiker, bds. 3 Dutton. 
Newcastle Helen, tailoress, bds, 3 Dutton. 
Newell Elizabeth, h. 87 S. West. 
Newell John A., farmer, bds. 87 S. West. 
Newell Joseph, T., farmer, bds., 87 S. West. 
Newell Maggie, milliner, bds. 87 8. West, 
Newland John, laborer, h. 41 Davis. 
Newland William, gardener, h. 39 Davis. 
Newman John, shoemaker, h. 13 First. 
Newman Alinnie A., student, bds. H(*} Academy, res. Winona, 

Newton Christopher, moulder, h. 52 Eleanor. 
Nichols Chester W., woodworker, h. 31 Church. 
Nicholson Ambrose, moulder, h. 7 East Cedar. 
Nicholson, Jonathan, laborer, bds. 26 Main. 
Nicholson Milton, (coTd) laborer, h. 94 Kalamazoo Av. 
Nickles, George W., (coFd) barber, 8N. Burdick, h. 12 liansom. 
Nickols Evaline A., bds. 13 Comstock Road. 
Nickols Julia A , dress maker, li 79 Vine. 
Nitschke Ernest, shoe maker, h. 31 N. Park. 
Nitschke James W., apprentice, bds. 31 N. Park. 
Nitschke John F., printer, bds 31 N. Park. 
Nixon Justus E. A., boarding house, 49 Water. 
Noble Edward T., cutter, h. 6 Oak. 

O. N. & T. F. GTDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 





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Nobles Antoinette, h. 125 S. Burdick. 

Nobles Henry C, engineer, h. 122 lianeom. 

Nockels John, tailor, bds. City Hotel. 

Noggle Ludwell, night watch at Union Depot, h. 36 Porter. 

Nolan Peter, tailor, h. 51 Davis. 

Nolan Thomas, laborer, h. 56 Ransom. 

Norman John, harness maker, h. 3 Wall. 

Norman Leonard, trunk maker, bds. 3, Wall 

Norman Louis, laborer, h. 3 Wall. 

Northrup Anna, bds. 87 S. Burdick. 

North Ward School, 114 Willard. 

Nye William, peddler, h. 58 Frank. 

Nyer Henry, peddler, h. 77 Portage. 

Nysse Derk, carpenter, bds. 24 Pearl. 

Nysse Jennie, domestic 57 S. Rose. 

Nysse Kate, domestic, 85 8. Burdick. 


OakvS David C, tinner, h. 61 Kalamazoo Av. 
O'Brien Agnes, domestic, 44 S. Rose. 
O'Brien Catherine, domestic 41 Asylum Av. 
O'Brien Eliza, domestic, 209 Main. 

O'Brien John, laborer, h. 54 Ransom. '; 

O'Brien John, blacksmith, bds. City Hotel. 
O'Brien Joseph, carpenter, bds. 13 Cherry. 
O'Brien Kate F., bds. 44 Academy. 
O'Brien Joseph, shoemaker, 11 S. Burdick, h. same. 
O'Brien Mary, bds. 17 Bur Oak. 
O'Brien Michael, carpenter, h. 12 Spring. 
O'Brien Nellie, saleswoman, bds. 20 Cherry. 
O'Brien Thomas, laborer, bds. Cottage Hall Hotel. 
O'Brien William S., clerk, bds. 12 Spring 
Officer Wm. K, (col'd) shoemaker, h. 94 Kalamazoo Av. 
Ogden Electa, attendant at Asylum. 
Ogden Elizabeth, bds. 38 S. West. 

Ogden Frank D., clerk St. Joseph Valley, and Kalamazoo, Al- 
legan & Grand Rapids R. R. Co's, bds. 35 Main. 
Ogden Loisa, attendant at Asylum. 
Oldrich John, laborer, h. 34 Ransom. 
Oliver Adam, landscape gardener, h. near Asylum. 
Oliver Thomas, mason, h. 6 Catherine. 

Oliver William (B. M. Ford & Co., Chicago,) h. 20 Walnut. 
Oliver William, landscape gardener, h. 288 Main. 
Olmsted Cadwell P., bds. with Luke Olmsted. 
Olmsted Charles A., bds. with Luke Olmsted. 

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Olmsted Luke, farmer, h. Olmsted Road. 
Olmsted Theodore, farmer, h. Olmsted Road. 
O'Mara James, laborer, h. 19 Alleott. 
O'Neil Bridget, h. 84 Frank. 
O'Neil John, laborer, bds. Rail Road Exchange. 
O'Neil John, clerk, h. 130 N. Burdick. 
O'Neil Patrick, laborer, bds. 176 Asylum Av. 
O'Neill Thomas, (Maloy & O'N.,) h. 80 Walnut. 
Oosting Jennie, domestic, 80 Main. 
Orband Elizabeth, h. 45 Cedar. 
Orcutt Emily A., h. 40 Portage 
Orem George W., miller, h. 8 Harrison 
Ormsbee Christopher, baker, h. 9 Lovel. 
Ore Oley, (col'd) laborer, bds. 9 Potter. 
Osborn Ella M., student, bds. 2 Michigan Av. 
Osborn (4rover P., student, Kalamazoo College, bds. 2 Michi- 
gan Av. 
Osborn Lillian, student, bds. 2 Michigan Av. 
Osborn Martha L., teacher Female College, bds. 1 L C;irmel. 
Osborn Martin V., machineist, bds. 184 Main. 
Osborn B. F. S., hatter, 46 Main, h. same. 
Osborne John B., teamster, h. 96 Kalamazoo Av. 
Osburn Robert, melodeon maker, bds. 18 N. West. 
Ossewaarde Catherine, tailoress, bds. 86 Walnut. 
Ossevv^aarde William, laborer, h. 86 Walnut. 
Ottman Peter L., sample room, 28^ N. Burdick. 
Overly Frances, table waiter, Sheridan House. 
Owens Eliza J., domestic, 17 Cedar. 
Owens Thomas, laborer, with Wm. F. Miller. 

Packard Cullen C, photographer, 187 Main. 
Packer Edward, l)d8. 48 Walnut. 

I*addock Emma, student, bds. 21 South, res Newaygo. 
Palmer Alfred B. F., carpenter, h. 82 Eleanor. 
Palmer George C, M, D., assistant physician at Michigan Asy- 
lum for the Insane. 
Palmer Philo B., toll gate keeper, h 84 Giand Ra|«ids Road. 
Papandiack Andrew, shoemaker, h. 7 Edgar. 
Paris Isaac T., blacksmith, 26 N. Rose, h. 65 N! Burdick. 
Paris James W., carpenter, h. 87 Button. 
Park David, carpenter, h. 116 Vine. 
Park House, N. B. Waters, propr. 148 Portage. 
Parke Moses, farmer, h. 190 Asylum Av. 
Parker George, carpenter, h. 8 Dutton. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Parker George W., dry goods, 139 Main, h. 22 S. West. 

Parker Henry, farmer, h. 183 Portage. 

Parker Henry L, clerk, bds. 49 S West. 

Parker Henry P., with H. S. Parker, bds. 16 Cedar. 

Parker H. S., hats, caps & furs, 137 Main, h. 16 Cedar, 

Parker Horace G., clerk, h. 106 S. Burdick. 

Parker Irving A , bds. Sheridan House. 

Parker John, farmer, h. 12 Lake. 

Parker Luther, turner, h. 49 S. West. 

Parker Matilda, h. 76 Walnut. 

Parker Nellie, student, bds. 6 Stuart Av. 

Paiker William F., furrier, h. 64 S. Rose. 

Parks Ann, h. 109 Ransom. 

Parks Kittie, (coFd) washerwoman, h. 56 Willard. 

Parks Mary, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Parmenter Ada, saleswoman, bds. 65 Lovel. 

Parmenter Joanna H., bds. 65 Lovel. 

Paimeter Sarah, h, 43 Locust. 

Parmeter William H., harness maker, bds. 43 Locust. 

Parrish Henry S., steward, Kalamazoo House. 

Parsons Delia M., student, 50 Seminary. 

Parsons Ellen, bds. 70 South. 

Parsons George, bds. 19 Stuart Av. 

Parsons Jennie C, student, 50 Seminary. 

Parsons Jonathan, (P. & Wood,) h. 70 South. 

Parsons Mary, bds. 70 South. 

Parsons & Wood, (Jonathan P. & Henry W.) hardware, 125 

Passage Henry, carpei^r, h 86 S. Park. 
Patrick Bessie F., selecjt school, 21 South, h. same. 
Paterson Thomas, (Bush ifc P.) bds 29 South. 
Patterson Culver C, painter, bds. 65 Water. 
Patterson p]liza, domestic, Burdick House. 
Patterson George, h. 49 Dutton. 
Patterson W., painter, bds. 65 Water. 
Pattison Sarah, h. 14 Ransom. 
Pattison William G., (P. So Ward,) h. 68 Main. 
Pattison cfc Ward, (Wm. G. P. & John K. W.) stage proprs. 

office Kalamazoo House. 
Payne James C, clerk, h. 39 Main. 

Payne Mrs. H. L., ladies' hair dresser, 144Main, h. same. 
Peak Alice, domestic, 118 S. Rurdick. 
Pearce Christopher, moulder, h. 13 Church. 
Peck Horace M., farmer, h. 17 Cedar. 
Peck William W., lawyer and assistant U. S. Assessor, 127 

Main, h. 3 Henrietta. 

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Res. 30 Academy Street, 
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O. N. * 1\ F. GIDDINGS have All kindg of Property to Kent 


Peckham Decius, tanner, bds. Farmers' Home. 

Peer Abram, farmer, h. 81 S. West. 

Peer Elsha, bds. 60 Cedar. 

Peer John, carpenter, h. 60 Cedar. 

Peer Perry A., post office clerk, bds. 60 Cedar. 

Pendleton Maria, h. 6 Locust. 

Pendleton William H., agent for Halladay, h. 105 Lov^el. 

Penfield Caroline, bds. 81 Lovel. 

Penfield Guy, h. 20 Elm. 

Penfield Mary, bds. 81 Lovel. 

Penland Dorah, domestic, 220 Main. 

Penny Richard, printer, bds. 30 N. Park. 

Perkinpine Joseph R , tinner, h. 16 Pine. 

Perkins Colby, cabinet maker, h. 29 Bur Oak. 

Perkins John C., foreman Blakeman & Phillips' Organ manufy. 
h. 29 Bur Oak. 

Perkins Samuel, (col'd) barber, bds. 16 Ransom. 

Perrin & Bishop, (Levi W. P. & Henry L. B.,) dry goods, 107 

Perrui Joel J. & Co., (Joel J. Perrin, Chas. E. Huntington & 
Wm. H. Stoddard,) hardware, P22 Main. 

Perrin Joel J., (Joel J. Perrin & Co.) bds. Burdick House. 

Perrin Levi W., (P. & Bishop,) h. 51 South. 

Perrin Lewis, clerk, bds. Kalamazoo House. 

Perrin Oliver C, book keeper, bds. Kalamazoo House. 

Perry & Douglas, ( Edgar H. P. & Gayton A. D.,) photograph- 
ers, 116 Main. 

Perry Edgar IL, (P. & Douglas,) h. 87 S. Rose. 

Perry Lizzie, domestic, Burdick House. 

Perry Mary, boarding house, 184 Main. 

Perry Oliver PL, supt. Kal. Gas Light Company, 1-16 Main, 
bds. 184 Main. 

Pershall Frances, saleswoman, bds. 63 Cedar. 

Pershall William, harness maker, rear 23 Portage, h. 19 Portage. 

Peters Ernst, miller, h. 8 Harrison. 

Peters Jennie, domestic, 54 Dutton. 

Peters Wiepke, bds. 3 East Cedar. 

Pctrie Mrs. George, h. 131 S. Burdick. 

Petrie William, bds, 131 S. Burdick. 

Petty Rosina, tailoress, h. 7 Davis. 

Pfeifer Andrew, mover of buildings, h. 131 Kalamazoo Av. 

Pfeifer David, carpenter, h. rear 104 Kalamazoo Av. 
Pfeifer Emil, book keeper, h. 48 Pitcher. 
Pfeifer Margaret, domestic, 65 Lovel. 

Phelan James, moulder, h 12 Oak. 
Phelps Charles M., clerk, bds. 55 South. 

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Phelps Edwin J., asst. cashier, Mich. Nat. Bank, h. 47 Academy. 

Phelps Horace, with Parsons & Wood, h. 55 South. 

Phelps Leonard, teamster, h. 32 North. 

Phifer Emil, teamster, bds. 7 Walnut. 

Phillips Ansel, laborer, bds. 62 Michigan A v. 

Phillips Betsy, bds. 125 Lovel. 

Phillips Byron, farmer, h. 14 Pitcher. 

Phillips Delos, (Blakeman & P.,) bds 184 Main. 

Phillips F. & Bro., (Francillo & George H.,) harness makers, 

20 N. Rose. 
Phillips Francillo, (F Phillips & Bro.,) h. 12 N. Rose. 
Phillips George H, (F. Phillips & Bro.,) bds. 184 Main. 
Phillips George W., laborer, bds 141 Asylum Av. 
Phillips George W., mason, bds. 14 Pitcher. 
PHILLIPS JOHN L., stair builder, 35 Edwards, h. 94 Frank. 
Philow Mary E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Ricjiland. 
Pick Thomas, laborer, h. 39 Wall. 
Pickard James, h. 79 Academy. 

Pickering Theodore F., propr. Burdick House, 130 Main. 
Pierce Edwin, bds. 64 Academy. 
Pierce Mary A., h. 51^ N. Rose. 

Pierce Rev. L. H., pastor M. E. Church, h. 64 Academy. 
Pierson Rev. Job, h. 5 Cedar. 
Piggott Geo., (Empire Organ Co.,) h. 26 S. Park. 
Piggott William R., upholsterer, h. 15 Pine. 
Pike David, mason, h. 4 Dutton. 
Pike George, mason, h. 58 S. Park. 
Pitts Charles, omnibus driver, bds. 1 Cherry. 
Pitts John, laborer, h. 2 Michigan Av. 
Pitts John A., painter, h. 126 North. 
Pitts Mahala, tailoress, h. 9 Lovel. 
Plants Frank II , (Plants & Co.,) bds. 20 Pearl. 
Plants George, (Plants & Co.,) h. 20 Pearl. 
Plants George W., (Plants & Co.,) bds. 20 Pearl. 
Plants & Co., bakers and confectioners, 134 Main. 
Platin Samuel, laborer, h. 75 North. 
Plating Dingman, mason, h. 53 Vine. 
Piatt James, blacksmith, h. 27 Edwards. 
Plokhooy Adrianus, tinner, bds. 57 S. Burdick. 
Plokhooy L^ionard, laborer, bds. 32 Wall. 
Plough Albert, laborer, h. 41 John. 
Plough Jennie, tailoress, bds. 41 John. 
Plough Susan, tailoress, bds. 41 John. 
Poll Jacob, laborer, h. 36 Locust. 

Pollard Rachael, (col'd) washerwoman, h. 29 Walbridge. 
Pomeroy Henry T., clerk, h. 49 Cedar. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


Pond Almira, domestic, 199 Main. 

Pond Edward R, (T. S. Cobb, Son & Co.,) bds. 58 S. Hose. 

Pontis Jacob, laborer, h. south end S. Rose. 

Porter Adella, domestic, 83 S. Burdick. 

Porter Eugene M., engineer, bds. 35 N. Rose. 

Porter George W., peddler, bds. 65 Water. 

J^orter Henri, clerk, bds. I'J. Academy. 

Porter Moses, physician, 3 S. Burdick. 

Portage Nursery, George Taylor, propr., 180 Portage. 

Post Charles A., clerk, bds. 124 Academy. 

Post Ida, domestic, 3(3 S. Park. 

Post Office, Jas A Walter, post master, 22 8. Burdick. 

Post Rev. C. B., h. 124 Academy. 

Potter Alexander, carpenter, h. 22 Cooley. 

Potter Allen, vice prest. Mich Nat. Bank, h. 75 8. West. 

Potter Clark 8., h. 75 South. 

Potter Edgar M., (Bragg & Potter,) h. 141 Asylum Av. 

Potter Harry C, book keeper, with Geo. W. Paiker bds. Kal- 
amazoo House. 

Potter John, h. 97 8. West. 

Potter Juliett A., bds. 82 8 Burdick. 

Potter Maria, h. 37 Cedar. 

l^otter Nathan 8., student, bds. 75 South. 

Potter Richard R., engineer, h. 99 Water. 

Potter William, carpenter, h. 116 Willard. 

1^0 tts William, carpenter, bds. 244 Main. 

Potts William P., laborer, bds. 39 Main. 

Powelson Philip F., shoemaker, h. 132 Kalamazoo Av. 

Powers Ann Eliza, bds. 65 S. Burdick. 

Powers Emma, (col'd) bds. 127 Portage. 

Powers Charles, baggage master, h. 46 Eleanor. 

l^owers Mary, tailoress, bds. 64 Ransom. 

Powers Michael, laborer, bds. Union House. 

Powers Patrick, tailor, bds. 64 Ransom. 

Pratt Foster, physician, 124 Main, h. 46 8. Rose. 

Pratt Rev. B Foster, bds. 46 8. Rose. 

Pratt Susan A., school teacher, bds. 46 8. Rose. 

Prehn Henry, laborer, h. 156 Kalamazoo A v. 

Prentice Alonzo T., Jr., watch maker, and general ticket agt. 
116 Main, h. 35 Cedar. 

Prentice Minerva, domestic, 84 Water. 

Prentice I^ebecca, domestic, 84 Water. 

Price A. B., student, Kalamazoo College, bds. 8 Michigan Av. 
res. Cassoppolis. 

Price Eliza E., domestic, 99 Lovel. 

Price Sarah J., bds. 99 Lovel. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


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French Clocks, Bronzes, Vases, 

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Castors, Tea Sets, 


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Price William J., wheat buyer, bds. 21 S. West. 

Primmer Julia A., dressmaker, bds. 32 Portage. 

Prior Stougliton, builder, h. 72 Vine. 

Prouty Amariah T., farmer, h. 220 Kalamazoo Av. 

Prouty Charles H., telegraph operator, bds. 220 Kalamazoo Av. 

Prouty Frank, laborer, bds. 220 Kalamazoo A v. 

Prusii Theressa, domestic, 27 Portage. 

Puis William J. H., laborer, h. 65 Vme. 

Pultz William, trackman, bds 94 N. Burdick. 

Putnam Hiram, h. Pitcher. 

Putnam Lycurgus H., bds. 6 Pitcher. 

Putnam Rev. Daniel, professor of languages, h. 99 LoveL 

Pyl Andrew, mason, h. 115 S. Burdick. 

Pyl John, carpenter, h. 20 John. 

Quackinbush Ezra, laborer, bds. 37 Water. 
Quaif Stephen, mason, bds. 90 South. 
Quick Elizabeth, h. 7 Water. 
Quick Isaac, drayman, h. 80 Cedar. 
Quick Isaac J., barber, bds. 7 Water. 
Quick Joseph, gardener, h. 85 Walnut. 
Quick Joseph, case maker, h. 29 Pine. 
Quigley John, laborer, with Henry Van Meter. 
Quigley John, stave cutter, bds. 48 Ransom. 
Quigley Margaret, tailoress, bds. 64 Ransom. 
Quigley Mrs. Margaret, h. 64 Ransom. 
Quigley Mary, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 
Quigley Patrick, cartman, h. 60 Ransom. 
Quigley Thomas, waiter, 1 S. Burdick. 
Quigley William, laborer, h. 48 Ransom. 
Quinby Adaline, boarding house, 75 Academy. 
Quinn Thomas, laborer, h. 65 Willard. 
Quintal Katie, tailoress, bds. 90 Willard. 

Rafter John, teamster, h. rear 99 Main. 

Ragotzy Charles, tailor, 89 Main, h. 16 Jasper. 

Rahlmeyer Henry, (R. ife Horn,) h. 93 Vine. 

Raible Rev I., pastor German Lutheran Zion Church, bds. 8 

Raifsnider William, trackman, h. 37^ Main. 
Rail Road Exchange, Patrick Reynolds, propr. 81 N. Burdick. 
Rail Road House, Alex. Keenan, propr. 100 N. Burdick. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 



Kand Orin B., architect and builder, h. 63 Kalamazoo Ay. 

Randall Albert II., moulder, b. 1 Porter. 

Kandall Eliza, boarding house, 31 Pitcher. 

Kanfer Frederick, shoemaker, h. 11 Michigan A v. 

Kanney Alfred IT., grocer, 24 N. Burdick, bds. 51 S. Hose. 

llanney Mary E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Three Rivers. 

lianney Peyton, (J. L. Sebring & Co.,) h. 51 8. Rose. 

Ransom Alexis, lumberman, h. 9 East Cedar. 

Ransom Celia L., bds. 9 East Cedar. 

Ransom Ira A., clerk, bds 184 Main. 

Ransom James S., mail agt. bds. 9 East Cedar. 

Ransom Libbie N., school teacher, bds. 9 East Cedar. 

Ransom Lucia, h. 1S6 Main. 

Ransom Samuel 11., h. 8 S. Park. 

Ransom William B., tinner, bds. 8 S. Park. 

Ransom Wyllys, h. 141 Vine. 

Jiapman Frederick, porter. City Hotel. 

Rasemann Louis C. E., cutter, with Manger, Champlin & Co., 

h. 17 John. 
Rathbun Lucy, washerwoman, h. 218 S. Burdick. 
Kathbun Mary, domestic, 233 Main. 
Ratlift' Robert, (coPd) porter, Burdick House. 
Ravel 1 Abel, mason, bds. 43 John. 
Ravell George, mason, h. 43 John. 
Ravell Jessie, mason, h, 7 Dutton. 
Ray Amelia M., h. 216 Main.^ 
Ray Mathew, laborer, h. 60 Frank. 
Ray Matikia, domestic, 37 East Av. 
Ray William A., carpenter, bds. Blaney House. 
Raymond Cyrus R., sewing machine agt., h. 36 N. West. 
Raymond Eliza J., h. 11 South. 
Ilea John, grocer, 170 Main, li. 13 Cedar. 
Rea Sarah, bds. 19 Lake. 
Reamer Henry, moulder, h. 19 Pine. 
Reasoner Fletcher, painter, h. 37 Cedar. 
Recktenwald Michael, cooper, 77 North, h. 132 N. Burdick. 
Redden Sarah, domestic, 15 Elm. 
Reddington Thomas, tailor, h. 88 Water. 
Redmond Thomas, saloon, 21 Porter, h. same. 
Redpath Jennie, bds. 78 Cedar. 
Redpath John V., b.ds. 78 Cedar. 
Redpath Mary, domestic^ 220 Main. 
Jiedpath William, clerk, bds. with II. M. Brown. 
Reed Albert S., clerk, 134 Main. 
Reed Charles C, (R. & Kellogg,) train dispatcher, M. C. R. R., 

bds. 184 Main. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 


Ueed Dewitl C, farmer, h. 78 S. Burdick. 

Keed Joseph W., engineer, bds- 35 Main. 

]leed & Kellogg, ( Charles C. 11. & Geo. D. K.,) cigars and to- 
bacco, 10 ^S. Burdick. 

Reed Mulford, farmer, h. 144 Asylum Av. 

Keed Wilber F., machinist, bds. 8 Oak. 

Reese George, foreman Loveland's livery stable, bds. 1 Cherry. 

Reese Louisa, h. 210 Kalamazoo Av. 

Reese Olin B., clerk, bds. 210 Kalamazoo Av. 

Reeves James, laborer, bds. 118 8. Burdick. 

Register's Office of the County of Kalamazoo, 153 Main. 

Reichle Clement, saloon, 82 N. Burdick, h. same. 

Reichmann Wilhelmina, h. 3 East Cedar. 

Reidsema Jacob, furniture, 85 Main, h. 99 S. Burdick. 

Remine Garret, laborer, h. 190 S. Burdick. 

Remington Chauncey, planer, bds. C/ottage Hall Hotel. 

Remington Thomas H., engineer, bds. Rail Road House. 

Renchler Mary, h. 98 Kalamazoo Av. 

Repman John, laborer, h. rear 130 X. Burdick. 

Repman Timothy, laborer, h. rear 130 K. Burdick. 

Reynolds Daniel N., tinner, bds. 84 Water. 

Reynolds James, thmer, bds. 84 Water. 

Reynolds Mary, bds. Rail Roid Exchange. 

Reynolds Michael, cooper, li. 22 Allcott. 

lieynolds Patrick, propr. Rail Road Exchange, 81 N. Burdick. 

Reynolds Sarah, school teacher, bds. 220 Main. 

Rice Charles, clerk, bds. 33 Walnut. 

Rice Elijah F., carpenter, rear 242 8. Burdick. 

Rice Emma, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Rice Frederick, h. 37 Portage. 

Rice George, teamster, h. 17 Oak. 

Rice George D., h. 7 8outh. 

Rice Henry, harness maker, bds. 175 Kalamazoo A v. 

Rice Jennie, bds. 7 8outh. 

Rice John S., horse tamer, h. 35 S. West. 

Rice Mrs. George D., dress and cloak maker, 7 South, h. same. 

Rice Mrs. George W., h. 33 Walnut. 

Rice I^irley H., laborer, h. 4 Walnut. 

Richardson Thomas, ( R. & Wattles,) h 47 John, 

Richardson & Wattles, ( Thomas R. & Myrtle W.,) meat 

market, 37 N. Burdick & 21 S. Burdick. 
]lichardson V. W., printer, bds. 130 S. Burdick. 
Richie William, carpenter, h. 33 Church. 
Richmond Abel, porter, bds. 6 South. 
Richmond Benjamin F., weaver, h. 177 Kalamazoo A v. 
Richmond James A., shoemaker, h. 31 Cooley. 

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Manufacturers of 



Dealers In Glass, Paints and Oils, 

Bnrdick Street, near M. C. R. R. Depot. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


Richmond James B., shoemaker, h. 112 Willard. 

liichmond John, butcher, bds. 8 Balch. 

lik'hmond John, clerk. Rail Road House. 

Richmond Julia, bds. 44 Eleanor. 

Richmond Martha, domestic, 47 S. Rose. 

Richmond Ralph, student, bds. 6 Michigan Av. 

Richmond Winefred, h. 8 Balch. 

Riddle Ami, farmer, h. 154 N. Burdick. 

Rider Mary, domestic, 83 S. Burdick. 

Ridley Ella F., h. 81 S. Rose. 

Riemersma Henry, moulder, h. 19 Pine. 

Rigner Lizzie, domestic, 95 JVIichigan Av. 

Rimer Mary, tailoress, bds. 245 Main. 

Rior John, clerk, bds. 25 N. Burdick. 

Ripple Jeremiah, carriage maker, h. 96 Lovel. 

Ripple Wilber W., telegraph operator, bds. 96 Lovel. 

Risdorph Eugene, clerk, bds. 20 Spring. 

River Mills, (flouring) Grandjean & Labar, proprs., 54 Kala- 
mazoo Av. 

Robl)ins Mrs. Frank, book keeper with H. M. Johnson, bds. 41 
N. West. 

Robe Mittie J., music teacher, bds. 40 John. 

Robe Rev. James T., h. 40 John. 

Roberts Charles, harness maker, bds. 84 Water. 

Roberts Daniel O., (R. & Hillhouse,) h. 30 S. Park. 

Roberts & Hillhouse, (Daniel O. R. <fe Frank S. H.,) druggists 
and booksellers, 148 Main. 

Roberts Joseph, h. 36 Walnut. 

Roberts Joseph, Jr., harness maker, bds. 36 Walnut. 

Roberts Omer G., harness maker, bds. 84 Water. 

Roberts Thomas, (col'd) farmer, h. rear 62 Michigan Av. 

Roberts William S., carpenter, h. 8 Catherine. 

Robertson William D., h. 42 Water. 

Robine John, h. 154 Vine. 

Robinson Albina V., domestic, bds. 65 N. Burdick. 

Robinson Alexander D., deputy U. S. Collector, 127 Main, h. 
73 Cedar. 

Robinson George B., book keeper, Mich. Nat. Bank, bds. 184 

Robischung Henry B., machinist, bds. 29 Church. 

Robischung Joseph, cooper, 29 Church, h. same. 

Robischung Joseph F., cooper, bds. 29 Church. 

Robson J. & Bro., (John & William L ,) dry goods, 140 Main. 

Robson John, (J. R. Sd Bro.,) h. 73 S. BurdicL 

Robson William L., (J. R. & Bro.,) h. 49 N. West. 

Robyn Jacobus, blacksmith, h. 50 North. 

Are AgtB. for the JEtna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins Go's. 


Rockwell Henry F., clerk, bds. 63 Lovel. 

Rocus Paulus, tailor, bds. 92 IsT. Burdick. 

Rodiger August, cabinet maker, 20 Locust, h. same. 

Jlodiger Herman, cabinet maker, 13 Portage, h. same. 

Roe Jane, boarding house, 37 Water. 

Rogers Albert, farmer, h. 19 Lake. 

Rogers Alice, music teacher, bds. 19 Lake. 

Rogers Isaaj, grocer, 158 Main, h. 87 Edwards. 

Roller John, laborer, bds. 26 Asylum Av. 

Rolson Franklin G., barber, bds. 104 Kalamazoo Av. 

Rolson John H., barber, 140 Main, h. 104 Kalamazoo Av. 

Rolson John J. P. O. H., bds. 104 Kalamazoo Av. 

Rolson Ronzo D., barber, bds. 104 Kalamazoo A v. 

Rollins Hugh, h. 36 S. West. 

Rollins Lizzie, school teacher, bds. 36 S. West. 

Romaine Childs J., clerk, bds, 20 John. 

Rookus John, blacksmith, 58 IST. West, h. 56 IST. West. 

Rookus John, Jr„ printer, bds. 56 IST. West. 

Rooney Ann, bds. 88 Ransom. 

Rooney James, blacksmith, h. 88 Ransom. 

liooney Patrick, blacksmith, h. 140 Ransom. 

Root Frederick N.. omnibus driver, bds. 51 N. Rose. 

Root Lution E., hostler, bds. Sheridan House. 

lioot Newton, ice dealer and propr. omnibus line, h. 51 N. Rose. 

Root Wilbur L., omnibus driver, bds. 51 N. Rose. 

Rosa Ira, carpenter, h. 89 Frank. 

Rose Alexander, teamster, bds. 35 Ransom. 

]iose Ananias M., carpenter, h. 57 Asylum Av. 

Rose Augustus, carpenter, bds. 113 Lovel. 

Rose Charles A., carpenter, bds. 57 Asylum Av. 

Rose John, mason, h. 35 Ransom. 

Rose Thomas, laborer, bds. 35 Ransom. 

Rosenbaum Sam., dry goods, 8 S. Burdick, h 20 Cherry. 

Rosenbaum Simon, (M. Israel <fc Co ,) h. 21 Academy. 

Rosenberg Gustave, clerk, bds. 16 Spring, 

Rosenberg Moses, h. 40 Portage. 

Roos E. J., clerk, bds. 66 S. Burdick. 

Ross Frank, American Eating House, 55 N. Rose. 

Ross Robert, clerk, bds. Earl & Trebing^s Restaurant. 

Ross Robert M., with Desenberg Bros. 

Ross William, clerk, bds. Earl & Trebing's Restaurant, 

Rossman William, carpenter, h. 20 Ransom. 

Rouleau Joseph A., shoemaker, h, 37 N. Park. 

Jlouse Emma, domestic, 93 Main. 

Rowe Thaddeus H., clerk, Am. Express Office, bds. 45 Lovel. 

Rowley Colonel A., painter, h. 9 Jane. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


Kowley Eliza, bds. 67 Level. 

liowley James, painter, bds. 9 Jane. 

Royal Albert, carpenter, bds. 33 Cedar. 

Hubert Margaret, h. 102 Water. 

Rudow Carl, clerk, with D. Lilienfeld & Bro. 

Rue Charles L., tinner, h. 5 Lovel. 

Rummler Joseph J., ( Weimer (Sd R.,) h. 61 South. 

Russ Alfred, (col'd) h. 61 Ransom. 

Russell Ann L., boarding house, 57 S. Burdick. 

Russell Frank, clerk, bds. 57 S. Burdick. 

Russell Robert, ( col'd ) mason, h. 279 Main. 

Russell Roderick D., book keeper, bds. 55 Lovel. 

Rutow Carl, clerk, bds. Earl & Trebing's Restaurant. 

Ryan Cornelius, farmer, bds. Rail Road Exchange. 

Ryan John, blacksmith, h. 103 N. Rose. 

Ryan John, laborer, bds. 98 Willard. 

Ryan Martin T., foreman The Present Age office, h. 186 S. 

Ryan Michael, laborer, bds. 12 AUcott. 
Ryder Joseph M.. cistern builder, h. 90 S. Rose. 

Sailbrd Alonzo, farmer, h. Hill Road to Galesburg. 

SalFord Sidney, bds. with Alonzo Safford. 

Sage Charles W., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Allegan. 

Sager George H., joiner, bds. City Hotel. 

Sager Maggie, domestic, 90 S. Burdick. 

Sager Mark, student, bds. 76 S. Burdick. 

Sager Susan, domestic, 43 S. West. 

Sagur Ann, servant, 214 Main. 

Sagur Eliza, servant, 214 Main. 

Salisbury Marcus, miller, bds. 6 South. 

Sanders Estelle A., tailoress, bds. 2 Michigan Av. 

Sanders Simeon N., carpenter, h. 14 Wheaton A v. 

Sands Elizabeth, 35 Main. 

Sands John, laborer, bds. 59 Water. 

Santagar Carlos, laborer, bds. 122 North. 

Santeford John, teamster, h. 95 Ransom. 

Sapp Dexter P., law student, bds. 184 Main. 

Sawyer Isabelle, student, bds. 83 Partage. 

Saxton Henry, h. 83 Vine. 

Scales George, printer, bds. 58 S. West. 

Scales Jane, domestic, 23 South. 

Scales Melvina E., h. 53 S. West. 

Schaberg Herman H., grocer and baker, 105 S. Burdick, h. same. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDHSTGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 













Producing the most beautiful & pleasing effect. 

29 North Burdick Street, Kalamazoo. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 


Schaberg Herman H. Jr., student, bds. 105 S. Burdick. 

JSchaberg John, baker, bds. 105 S. Burdick 

Schad John G., sash maker, h. rear 56 Michigan A v. 

Scheiett Jacob, carpenter, h. 188 Kalamazoo A v. 

Scheiett Peter, carpenter, bds. 183 Kalamazoo Av. 

Schellers Jacob, mason, h. 187 S. Burdick. 

Schilling Louis, (Weber & S.,) h. 135 Kalamazoo Av. 

♦Schlick John F., clerk, bds, 23 Edwards. 

Schmidt Christian, butcher, bds. 45 John. 

Schneeberger Jacob, shoemaker, bds. 91 N. Burdick. 

Schomaker Frederick, butcher, bds. 98 Kalamazoo Av. 

Schoonover Abner, laborer, 12 Lake. 

Schreves Peter, blacksmith, bds. 149 Vine. 

Schrier Adrian, carpenter, h. 88 Walnut. 

Schrier Peter, painter, bds. SS Walnut. 

Schrier Nellie, domestic, 47 Lovel. 

Schroeder Henry, propr. Frank's Brewery, 69 Kalamazoo Av. 

Schueikly Charles, cook, h. 5 Lovel. 

Schultz Emil, select school, 6 Church, h. 117 Ransom. 

Schweiger Jacob, miller, h. 16 Jackson. 

Scofield Sarah A., student, 50 Seminary, res. Calafornia. 

Scotford J. Harvey, photographer, with H. L. Bingham. 

Scott Adelbert, clerk, bds. 124 S. Burdick. 

Scott Charles, express messenger, bds. 47 Main. 

Scott Eugene, clerk, bds. 124 S. Burdick. 

Scott Fenner, white washer, h. 15 Walbridge. 

Scott Florence V., bds. 216 Kalamazoo Av. 

Scott H. E., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Caledonia. 

Scott llufus, (Beebe & S.,) h. 124 S. Burdick. 

Scrier Anna, domestic, 148 Vine. 

Scrier Betsy, domestic, 54 S. Rose. 

Sealy Catherine, bds. 184 Main. 

Sebring Horace W., teamster, bds. 1 Cherry. 

Sebring J. L. & Co., ( James L. S. & Peyton Ranney,) grain 

and produce dealers, rear 103 Main. 
Sebring James L., (J. L. S. Sd Co.,) h. 91 S. Burdick. 
Sebring J\lrs. D, A., millinery and dress making, 78 Main. h. 32 

Seedyk John, carpenter, bds. 13 Johnson. 
Seedyk Thomas, laborer, h. 13 Johnson. 
Seely Joseph O., h. 102 S. West. 

Seeley Reed E., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Battle Creek. 
Seeley William H , painter, h. 113 Lovel. 
Sees Robert D., (Empire Organ Co.,) bds. 84 Water. 
Seifert Elizabeth, h. 99 Kalamazoo Av. 
Seller Adolph, (Messmer & S.,) h. 34 Water. 

tracts, ifec, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Seller William, barber, 12 S. Burdick, h. 20 Spring. 

Selkirk Nellie, milliner, bds. 31 Portage. 

Selden Lucretia, domestic, City Hotel. 

Select School, Bessie F. Patrick, principal, 21 South. 

Select School, (German Lutheran,) Rev. I. Raible, teacher, 114 

Seligman & Co., (Morris & Henry M. S.,} clothing, 109 Main. 
Seligman Henry M., (Seligman & Co.,) bds. 31 Walnut. 
Seligman Morris, (Seligman & Co.,) h. 31 Walnut. 
Seligman Solomon, clerk, bds. 31 Walnut. 
Sergent Lewis, carpenter, bds. 30 N. Park. 
Seubert Casper, painter, h. 36 Ransom. 
Severence Albert, shoemaker, bds. 25 N, Burdick. 
Severens ifc Burrows, (Henry F. S. & Julius C. Burrows,) 

lawyers 103 Main. 
Severens Henry F., (S. & Burrows,) h. 24 S. Park. 
Seyfferth William F., brewer, h. 32 Locust. 
Seymour Harvey, driver Am. Express wagon, bds. 84 South. 
Seymour L., moulder, bds. City Hotel. 
Seymour Rodney, stage proprietor, h. 84 South. 
Shaffer Albert, restaurant, 17 N. Burdick. 
Shaffer Catherine, domestic, 26 Asylum Av. 
Shaffer Henry, teamster, h 19 Cherry. 
Shakespeare William, books and stationery, 126 Main, h, 80 

Shanehen Patrick, shoemaker, bds. 42 Water. 
Shanley Jennie, domestic, 75 South. 
Shanley Patrick, laborer, 19 Stuart Av. 
Shannessy Bridget, domestic, 31 Walnut. 
Shannessy Edward, laborer, bds. 90 Edwards. 
Shannessy John, laborer, bds. 90 Edwards. 
Shannessy Michael, laborer, bds 90 Edwards. 
Shannessy Patrick Jr., laborer, bds. 90 Edwards. 
Shannessy Patrick, carpenter, h. 90 Edwards. 
Shannessy Thomas, carpenter, bds. 9D Edwards. 
Shannon George, omnibus driver, bds. 51 N. Rose. 
Sharar Jacob, barber, bds. 8 Main. 
Sharar Jacob, porter, h. 8 Main, 
Sharar Philip, barber, bds. 8 Main. 
Sharp Joseph, ( coFd) shoemaker, 74 Ransom, h. same. 
Sharp Robert, saloon, bds. 36 N. Rose. 
Sharpstein Myron, carriage maker, bds. National Hotel. 
Shattuck Lucina M., domestic, 17 Cherry. 
Shaw Marshal B., roofer, h. 55 N. West. 
Shaw William, night watch, bds. Cottage Hall Hotel. 
Shea Daniel, moulder, h. 43 Button. 

O. JSr. <fc T. F. GIDDHSTGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Shea James, h. 20 S. West. 

Shea Mary, domestic, 35 Academy. 

Sheldon Frederick, laborer, bds. 19 Lake. 

Sheldon Luther, (Johnson & S.,) bds. Burdick House. 

Sheldon Minnie, attendant at Asylum. 

Sheldon Thomas M., h. 25 Walbridge. 

Sheldon T. P. & Co., (Theodore T. S., Henry Brees & John 

McKibbin,) bankers, 97 Main. 
Sheldon Theodore P., (T. P. S. & Co.,) h. 190 Mahi. 
Shepard Freedom G,, watch maker, bds. 184 Main. 
Sheridan House, Stephen Wattles, propr. 152 Main. 
Sherman Alfred, cook, h. 44 S. West. 
Sherman Alonzo, miller, bds. Kalamazoo House. 
Sherman Caleb, propr. Spring Brook Mills, room 97 Main, bds. 

Kalamazoo House. 
Sherman Dallas D., marble cutter, bds. 135 Vine. 
Sherman Henry, (Johnson ife S.,) h. 135 Vine. 
Sherman James A., clerk, bds. 55 S. West. 
Sherman William H., harness maker, h. 38 liansom. 
Sherwood Alphonzo E., wheat buyer, h. 8 Second. 
Sherwood Samuel P., clerk, h. 82 Water. 
Sherwood Thomas K., lawyer, 147 Main, h. 204 Main. 
Sherwood William, night watch, Burdick House. 
Shew Albert, laborer, h. 55 N. West. 
Shields Frank, laborer, bds. 1 Henshaw. 
Shields Jane, h. 1 Henshaw. 
Shigley William L., carpenter, h. 45 Porter. 
Shinieti Louis, cook, 23 N. Burdick. 
Shmodcer John, bds. 7 Walnut. 

Shoemaker Ella B., student, 50 Seminary, res. Grand Eapids. 
Shreeder Albert, tailor, h. 105 Main. 
Shults Charles, carpenter, bds. 102 Kalamazoo Av. 
Shultz Clarence A., school teacher, bds. 119 Ransom. 
Shultz Emil, select school, 6 Church, h 119 Ransom. 
Shultz John, carpenter, h. Ill North. 
Shultz John J. A., joiner, h. Ill North. 
Shurman Johnathan, (coFd) farmer, bds. 127 Portage. 
Shuster Julius, clerk, bds. 46 Portage. 
Sickels Caroline, h. 18 Locust. 
Siefert Henrietta, domestic. 40 Portage. 
Sigmont Gustave, printer, bds. 136 S. Burdick. 
Sill Joseph, physician, 150 Main, h. 30 Academy. 
Silver Jeremiah, bds. 48 John. 
Simonds John W., hoop skirt manuf., 15 S. Burdick h. 85 S 

Simonds Moritz, clerk, bds. 21 Academy. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 




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Garments Cut and Made to order in the most approved Style. 

Special Attention paid to BoyH' Clothingr> 


O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Simmonds William, clerk, bds. 20 Cherry. 

Simmons Dorius, domestic, 9 Cedar. 

Simmons Henrietta, domestic, 37 S. Burdick. 

Simpson Eliza, (col'd) domestic, 45 South. 

Simpson Henry J., (coFd) shoe maker, 26 Main, h. same. 

Simpson Mrs. lieny J., (coTd) boarding house, 26 Main. 

Simpson Robert, moulder, bds Rail Road House. 

Sinclair Charles, clerk, Cottage Hall Hotel. 

Sinex Christa E., bds. 249 Main. 

Sinon John, gardener, h. 7 Wheaton A v. 

Sinon Katie, domestic, 55 South. 

Sinon Leonard, laborer, h. 7 Wheaton Av. 

Sittig Rosalie, bds. 61 South. 

Skinkle George H., tinner, bds. 31 Main. 

Skinkle Mary A., saleswoman, bds. 31 Main. 

Skinkle Sarah, h. 31 Main. 

Skinner Tabor, clerk, bds. 184 Main. 

Skutt Washburn, h. 87 Edwards. 

Slack Benajah, cooper, h. 126 North. 

Slater Belle, domestic, 51 S. Rose. 

Slater Sophia G., h. 121 Water. 

Slaughter L. W., travelling agent, wdth Blakeman & Phillips, 
bds. 47 S. Rose. 

Sleght Cyrus S., machinist, h. 27 Church. 

Slick John, clerk, bds. 23 Edwards. 

Slis Aaron, baker, bds. 196 S. Burdick. 

Slis Nellie, domestic, 20 Cedar. 

Slis Simon, laborer, h. 196 S. Burdick. 

Smead A. Amelia, teacher at Michigan Female Seminary. 

Smead Jane W., teacher at Michigan Female Seminary. 

Smedley Mariah IL, h. 62 Dutton. 

Smiley George, wheat buyer, h. 8 Davis. 

Smiley Mitchell J., (Balch, S. & Balch,) bds. 23 South. 

Smiley William, agt. Blakeman & Phillips, bds. 72 S. Rose. 

Smith Andrew A., laborer, h. 55 S. Park. 

Smith Annie, domestic, 19 Stuart Av. 

Smith Benjamin F., bds. 36 S; l^ark. 

Smith Carrie, domestic, Burdick House. 

Smith Charles D., harness maker, bds. 132 N. Burdick. 

Smith Charles E., h. 39 Dutton. 

Smith Charles H., shoemaker, h. 27 Cedar. 

Smith Christian, laborer, bds. 45 Main. 

Smith David P., train master St. Joseph V. R. R., bds. Farm- 
er's Home. 

Smith Ellen, student, bds. 67 Cedar. 

Smith George, cooper, h. 37 Cedar. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Co's. 


Smith George C, cooper, bds. 76 Edwards. 

Smith Hamilton, carpenter, h. 117 Water. 

Smith Harriet S., h. 21 Gedar. 

Smith Jefferson, h. 72 Lovel. 

Smith John, cooper, h. 76 Edwards. 

Smith John, mason, bds. 44 Water. 

Smith John D., mason, h. 135 S. Burdick. 

Smith John H., cooper, bds. 76 Edwards. 

Smith John N., student, Kalamazoo College, bds. 6 Michigan 
Av., res. Antwerp. 

Smith Kirk A., agent, h. 7 Second. 

Smith Laura, attendant at Asylum. 

Smith Lucy E., milliner, bds. 31 Bur Oak. 

Smith Oscar, brakeman, bds. 187 Kalamazoo A v. 

Smith Perry D., yardman, St. J. V., and K. A. & G. R. li. R., 
bds. 47 Main. 

Smith Peter W., tailor, h. 24 Jasper. 

Smith Phineas M., carpenter, bds. 44 Water. 

Smith Rachel H., h. 79 Cedar. 

Smith Rebecca, domestic, 59 Lovel. 

SMITH R. S., agent American Fence & Terra Cotta Co's, bds. 

105 Water. 
Smith R. & Son, (Robert & Robert W.,) painters, 120 Main. 
Smith Robert, (R. S & Son,) h. 31 Bur Oak. 
Smith Robert W., (R. S. & Son,) h. 13 Axtell. 
Smith Samuel, bds. 47 Main. 
Smith S:irah, chambermaid, Sheridan House. 
Smith Sarah, domestic, 199 Main. 
Smith Sarah H., domestic, 9 N. West. 
Smith William H , patent bag holders, h. 79 S. Burdick. 
Smith Wm. H. Jr., bds. 79 S. Burdick. 
Snele Stoffer H., laborer, h. 140 Frank 
Snook Jerome M., clerk, bds. 17 Elm. 
Snover George W., insurance agent, bds. 216 Main. 
Snow Charles A., clerk, bds. 15 Elm. 
Snow E., painter, bds. 25 ^N". Burdick. 
Snow William H., Jeweler, h. 15 Elm. 
Snyder Emma, domestic, 52 South. 
Soerhide Henry, carpenter, bds. 59 Water. 
Soft Mary, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 
Sohlberg Alexander N., "devil" Telegraph office, bds. 84 

Soles Adam B., drayman, h. 99 Kalamazoo A v. 
Soloman Thomas, teamster, bds. 42 Main. 

Somers Nicholas A., train dispatcher, M. C. R. R., h. 138 Ransom. 
Soursma Jacob, laborer, h. 10 Balch. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


Southard William B., physician, 47 Level, h. same. 

Southcott Richard, clerk, bds. 184 Main. 

South wick Albert, clerk, bds. 36 Lovel. 

Southworth Randall W., painter, 40 N. Burdick, h. 37 East Av. 

Spaulding Harvey, woolen manuf. Grand Rapids Road. 

Spencer Jacob, (col'd) mason, bds. 10 Water. 

Spendlove James H., (R. Wood & Co.,) h. 43 N. West. 

Speyer Adolph, clerk, bds. 21 Academy. 

Speyer Joseph, (M. Israel & Co.,) bds. 21 Academy. 

Speyer Seigmund, clerk, bds. 21 Academy. 

Spohn John F., trunk maker, h. 49 North. 

Spohn William, marble polisher, bds. 8 Portage. 

Sprague Charles,, bds. 78 South. 

Sprague H. Enlyn, student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 

Sprague Mrs. Z, h. 78 South. 

Squires Charles, farmer, bds. 45 Lovel. 

Stacey & Case, ( William S. & David S. C.,) blacksmiths, 37 

Stacey William, (S. & Case. h. 13 Bur Oak. 
Stacey William Jr., blacksmith, bds. 13 Rur Oak. 
Stafford George W., barber, 150 Main, h. 5 Water. 
Stafford James R., barber, bds. 42 Main, 
Stagg George, mason, h. 13 Edwards. 
Staiger Leonard, tailor, 35 N. Burdick, bds. 184 Main. 
Staley Keziah, attendant at Asylum. 
Stanclift Julia M., student, bds. 224 Kalamazoo Av. 
Stanclift Ollie, student, bds. 224 Kalamazoo Av. 
Staniford William B., carpenter, h. 52 Cedar. 
Stanley Ira W., bds. 47 Main. 
Stanley Lester, bds. 47 Main. 
Stanley Nancy, h. 76 S. Rose. 
Stanley Norman, propr. Farmers' Home, 47 Main. 
Stansell Flora L., student, bds. 86 Academy, res. Pokagon. 
Stanton George, bds. 35 Main. 
Stanton Jed C., dentist, bds. 33 S. Burdick. 
Stanton William H., R. R. Contractor, bd's. 35 Main. 
Stark William L., photographer, 29 N. Burdick, h. same. 
Starkey Lewis, carriage maker, 19 Eleanor; h. 66 Lovel. 
Starr Isaac, bds. 44 Water. 
Starr Julia E., student, h. 6 Michigan Av. 
Starr Mary, school teacher, bds. 23 Cedar. 
Starr Orrin, produce dealer, h. 23 Cedar. 
Stauffer Benjamin, butcher, bds. 1 Water. 
Stauffer Benedict, laborer, bds. 1 Water. 
Stauffer Catherine, h. 1 Water. 
Stauffer John, blacksmith, bds. 1 Water. 

Are Agts. for the ^tna. Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 


Stauifer John G., shoemaker, bds. 41 Main. 

STEARNS JAMES N., small fruit grower, h. 176 Asylum 

Stearns Leopold, clothing, bds. 45 Main. 
Stebbins Carlos, clerk, bds. 17 Main, 
Stebbins, Eliza, h. 17 Main 
Stebbins Frank, clerk, bds. 17 Main. 
Stebbins Volney T., butcher, bds. 17 Main. 
Steelman Albert W., (Markel tfc S.,) bds. 16 N. Park. 
Steeuman Frank L., carpenter, h. 142 N. Burdick. 
Steenman Lenhardt» cabinet maker, h. 20 Pitcher. 
Steketee Anthony, laborer, *h. 84 Locust. 
Stenard Delia, domestic, 45 Lovel. 
Stephens James, currier, h. 90 S. Park. 
Sterling John M., clerk, h. 43 Portage. 
Sterling Oliver L., grocer, 91 Main res. Gull Prairie Road. 
Stern Henry, clerk, h 86 Dutton. 
Stern Leopold, clerk, at 109 Main. 
Stevens Jerome P., drover, h. 9 N. West. 
Stevens Henry M., Crockery, 12 Portage, bds. 9 S. Rose. 
Stevens Pelick, boarding house, 199 Main. 
Stevens Richard, laborer, h. 80 Church. 
Stevens Tallmadge, farmer, h. 51 East Av. 
Stewart Benjamin, baker, bds 20 Main. 
Stewart Eliza G., millinery and fancy goods, 148 Main, h. 88 S. 

Stewart George L., h. 88 S. Rose. 
Stewart Nathaniel H., law student, bds. 67 S. Rose. 
Stewart Washington, carpenter, bds. 42 Main. 
Stewart William, h. 26 Lovel. 

Stich Adolph C, (S., Cahill ifc Co.,) bds. 220 Main. 
Stich, Cahill & Co., (Adolph C. S., Le Roy C, Joseph H. 

White & A. H. Geisse,) proprs. Stich Spring Bed Manuly. 

82 Church. 
Stich John, carpenter, bds. 184 Main. 
Stiles Emma D., student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 
Stillman Edger H., clerk Burdick House. 
Stillwell Carrie, bds. 36 Cedar. 
Stilwell Bishop, bds. 53 Main. 
Stilwell Helen M., student^ bds. 77 Academy. 
Stilwell Mrs. L., h. 77 Academy. 
Stilwell William T., physician, 53 Main, h. same, 
Stimpson John, h. 5 Bur Oak. 
Stimson Fancher, civil engineer, h. 26 Lake. 
Stinnard Delia, domestic, 106 S. Burdick. 
St. John Sylvester G., mason, h. 23 Church. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


St. Joseph Valley, Kalamazoo, Allegan & Grand Rapids R. R. 
passenger and freight depot,* 28 Main. 

St. John Garland B., machinist, h. 121 Water. 

Stockwell Madalon L., domestic, 7 Woodward Av. 

Stoddard Bertha, student, bds. 114 Academy. 

Stoddard Ella, student, bds. 114 Academy. 

Stoddard William H., (Joel J. Perrin & Co.,) h. 52 S. Rose. 

Stone Adna T., wholesale liquors and cigars, 47 N. Burdick, 
bds. Kalamazoo House. 

Stone Brothers, (C. W., II. H. c^ James H.,) publishers and 
proprietors Kalamazoo Telegraph, 24 S. Burdick. 

Stone Capt. C. W., (Stone Bro's,) bds. 31 Lovel 

Stone E. Clarence, with F. S. Stone, bds. 230 Kalamazoo Av. 

Stone Festus T., clerk, bds. 6 South. 

Stone Francis S., Grocer, 150 Main, h. 230 Kalamazoo Av. 

Stone George II., teamster, h. 44 Eleanor. 

Stone Horace A., (Stowell, Corsett & Co.,) h. 1 South. 

Stone Horatio IL, (Stone Bro's,) bds. 31 Lovel. 

Stone James A. B., editor Kalamazoo Telegraph, h. 31 Lovel. 

Stone James H., (Stone Bro's,) bds. 31 Lovel. 

Stone Royal A., clerk, bds. 230 Kalamazoo Av. 

Storey George H., machinist, bds. City Hotel. 

Storrs Delia, student, 50 seminary, res. Coopersville. 

Storrs Stella, student, 50 Seminary, res. Grand Haven, 

Stowell, Corsett & Co., (Henry H. S., Oscar B. C. & Horace 

A. Stone,) wholesale notions, 10 Portage. 
Stowell Eugene, peddler, bds. C5 Water. 
Stowell Georore E., laborer, bds. 169 Kalamazoo Av. 
Stowell Henry H., (S. Corsett & Co.,) bds. 40 S. Park. 
Striebcl Caroline, domestic, 94 N. Burdick. 
Striebel David, laborer, bds. 94 N. Burdick. 
Striebcl John J., saloon, 94 N. Burdick, h. same. 
Strike Josephine, domestic, 17 S. Rose. 
Strimbeck Emma J., school teacher, bds. 27 Jackson. 
Strimbeck Francis M., civil engineer, h. 27 Jackson. 
Stringham Mary, bds. 84 South. 
Strong Caroline R., h. 72 S. Burdick. 

Strong Chauncey, cashier 1st National Bank, bds. 220 Main. 
Strong James C, bds. 2 Cedar. 
Strong Mrs. L. D., h. 2 Cedar. 
Strong Samuel F., lumberman, h. 86 S. West. 
Strong William II. , bds. 2 Cedar. 
Struble Nellie, bds. 38 Portage. 
Stuart Alexander, mason, h. 244 Main. 
Stuart Charles, physician, bds. 19 Stuart Av. 
Stuart Charles L., bds. 19 Stuart A v. 

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Stuart & Edwards, (Charles E. S., & John M.E,,) lawyers, 147 

Stuart Eliza, domestic, 16 Cedar. 

Stuart Hon. Charles E., (S. & Edwards,) h. 19 Stuart Av. 
Stuart Margaret, bds Kalamazoo House. 
Stump Mary, chambermaid, Burdick House. 
Sturtevant Delia E., boarding house, 196 Main. 
Sucksdorf Charlotte, domestic, 7 Walnut. 
Sudworth Bishop B., physician, 22 Portage, h. same. 
Sul lings Hervey, physician, 122 Main, h. same. 
Sullivan Jerry, laborer, h. 156 Kalamazoo Av. 
Sumner John D., with George Dodge & Co., h. 117 Vine. 
Sumner Ovid M., drug clerk^bds. 9 Edwards. 
Surdam George, clock tinker, h. 82 Vine. 
Sutton Nettie, domestic, 138 Ransom. 
Sutton William, laborer, h. 42 North. 
Swan George, carpenter, h. 222 Kalamazoo Av. 
Swartz Leah, domestic, 232 Main. 
Swain Mary E., attendant at Asylum. 
Swartwout Thomas, tanner, h. 103 S. West. 
Sweet Ezra S., gun smith, 13 N. Burdick, h. 2 East Cedar. 
Sweet John W., cutter, with Beebe & Scott, h. 49 S. Park. 
Sweet Reuben, pattern maker, h. 126 Ransom. 
Sweet Samuel, farmer, h. 4 Johnson. 
Sweetland & Brown, (Caleb S. & Heman M. B.,) restaurant 

and billiards, 99 Main. 
Sweetland Caleb, (S. & Brown,) h. 37 Lovel. 
Swick Carrie, domestic, 184 Main. 
Swift Albert O., clerk, bds. 33 S. Burdick. 
Swift Mrs. Mary E., boarding house, 33 S. Burdick, 
Sykes Isabel 1, domestic, QS Lovel. 
Syke Sebastian, farmer, b. 80 Michigan Av. 


Talbott Norah, launderer, Burdick House. 

Talhuizen Henry J., blacksmith, h. 168 N. Burdick. 

Talhuizen Hiram J., blacksmith, h. 71 Parsons. 

Tallman Jacob J., steward Michigan Female Seminary, h. 10 

Tando Harriet, domestic, 46 S. West. 
Tandy ke Hiram, laborer, h. 17 Grand Rapids Road. 
Tanis Edward, carpenter, h. 40 Locust. 
Tanis Peter, laborer, bds 74 N. West. 
Tannehill Altha, h. 26 S. West. 
Tannehill James D., clerk, bds, 26 S. West. 

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Targee Albert, blacksmith, bds. 85 N. Rose. 

Taylor Anthony G., clerk, bds. 34 Cherry. 

Tayer Edward, engineer, h. 95 Portage. 

Taylor Frank R., foreman Parson & Wood's tin shop, bds. 51 

Taylor George, propr. Portage Nursery, 180 Portage, b. 

Taylor George D., bds. 180 Portage. 
Taylor George W., h. 24 Academy. 
Taylor James, farmer, h. 34 Cherry. 
Taylor James W., agt. American Express Co., 7 S. Burdick h. 

6 Taylor. 
Taylor John W., cash. Mich. ISTat'l Bank, bds. 8 Cedar. 
Taylor Mary E., bds. 34 Cedar. 

Taylor Reuben J., (Taylor, Thackwray <fc Co.,) bds. 7 Lake. 
Taylor Richard, (T. Thackwray & Co.,) res. Comstock. 
Taylor Rosanah, (col'd) washerwoman, h. 68 Willard. 
Taylor Rpse, bds. 44 S Park. 
Taylor Simon, (col'd) laborer, h. 21 Porter. 
Taylor, Thackwray & Co., (Richard T., John T. A Reuben J. 

Taylor,) brewers, 6 Lake. 
Taylor Victoria, h. 53 S. Rose. 
Tecee John, carpenter, bds. 11 Grand Rapids Road. 
Teed A J., student, Kalamazoo College. 
Temple Jacob, mason, h. 63 Church. 
Templeton Thomas G., master mechanic, St Joseph V. and K. 

A. & G. R. R. R. machine works, bds. Kalamazoo House. 
Tenent Elizabeth, (col'd) domestic, 31 Lovel. 
Terhaar John G., cutter, h. 70 Vine. 
Terkranus John, mason, bds. 96 North. 
Terry Edwin L., bds. 142 N. Burdick. 
Terry Edwin AV., carpenter, h. 142 N. Burdick. 
Terry William H., clerk, bds. 132 N. Burdick. 
Thackwray John, (Taylor T. & Co.,) bds. 7 Lake. 
Thayer Albert A., travelling agt. for Wheeler & Wilson Sew- 
ing Machine Co., h. 65 Lovel. 
The Present Age. (Aveekly,) Col. Dorus M. Fox, editor, Dean 

Clark, assistant editor. 111 Main. 
Thomas Alfred, (Cock & T.,) h. 49 Lovel. 
Thomas James M., publisher, bds. Kalamazoo House. 
Thomas James S., carpenter, h. Ill Lovel. 
Thomas John, (col'd) yardman, Burdick House. 
Thomas Smith, joiner, h. Ill Lovel. 
Thomes Jennie, student, bds. 43 Lovel, res. Centreville. 
Thompson Albert H., clerk. City Hotel. 
Thompson Calysta IL, milliner, bds. City Hotel. 

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Thompson Charles A., Jr., Circuit Court Commissioner, 167 

Main, bds. 9 S. Rose. 
Thompson George F., carpenter, h. 125 S. Burdick. 
Thompson Harriet, h. 125 S. Burdick. 
Thompson Sarah, h. 125 S. Burdick. 
Thornton Alonzo R., bds. 15 Jackson. 
Thornton Lyman, packer, h. 12 Jackson. 
Thorp B. Frank, marble engraver, bds. 42 Water. 
Thorp Frederick, mason, h. 01 Church. 
Thurman Christopher, laborer, bds. 42 Main. 
Thurman John, (cold) laborer, 12 Lake. 
Tibbitts Elizabeth B., student, h. 6 Michigan A v. 
Tichelar Jacobus, laborer, h. 96 North. 
Tieleman Cornelius, blacksmith, h. 192 S. Burdick. 
Tierney Patrick C, blacksmith, 32 Pitcher, h. 172 Kalamazoo 

Tierney Mary, milliner, bds. 172 Kalamazoo Av. 
Tink William, h. 14 First. 
Tink William, teamster, h. 49 Portage. 
Titus li^dvvin P., carpenter, h. 57 Cedar. 
Titus Franklin, carpenter, h. 55 Michigan A v. 
Titus Robert E., carpenter, h. rear 56, Michigan Av. 
Titus Sarah A., weaver, bds. 87 Michigan Av. 
Tivnan Patrick, clerk, bds. Rail Road Exchange. 
Todd Enos S., farmer, h. 11 Comstock Road. 
Todd Frank, clerk, Kalamazoo House. 
Tolls F. S., laborer, h. Grand Rapids Road. 
Tomlinson William A., (Austin & T.,) h. 72 S. Park. 
Toonder Isaac, laborer, h. 124 North. 
TORREY GEORGE, Compositor and Notary Public, h. 77 

Tourje Alba, blacksmith, bds. 27 N. Rose. 
Towns Mary, bds. 5 Water. 
Tracy Ellen, school teacher, bds. 29 S. Burdick. 
Trask Betsey, bds. 17 S, Rose. 
Trask Luther II., h. 17 S. Rose. 
Trebing Charles W., (Earl & T.,) h. 14 Walnut. 
Triestram Abram, teamster, h. 9 Burton. 
Trimper Jacob, h. 39 S. Park. 

Tripp Robert IL, principal High School, h. 57 Cedar. 
Triskett Frederick F., clerk, bds. 9 S. Rose. 
Trowbridge & Bassett, ( Jerome B. T. & Geor2;e H. B.,) grocers, 

104 Main. 
Trowbridge Jerome B., (T. & Bassett,) bds. 35 South. 
Trowbridge Silas, farmer, h. 35 South. 
True Mrs. S., dress and cloak maker, 13 Pitcher. 

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True Samuel, constable, h. 13 Pitcher. 

Tryon Mary, h. 5 East Cedar. 

Tucker William, (col'd) blacksmith, h. 72 Willard. 

Turnbull David, engineer at Asylum, h. 63 Asylum Av. 

Turner Anderson J., (col'd) barber, with George W. Nickles. 

Turner Charles P., baker, bds. 2 East Cedar. 

Turner Etta W., bds. 48 S. Park 

Turner George, carpenter, h. 9 Keed. 

Turner James, baker and confectioner, 13 N. Burdick, h. 74 

Turner, Jerome B., clerk, h. 11 N. West. 
Turner Katie, domestic, 29 Lovel. 
Turner Martin, carpenter, h. 46 South. 
Turner Mary E., bds. 48 S. Park. 
Tuthill Oscar T., lawyer, 123 Main, h. 40 S. Park. 
Tuttle George, laborer, 9 S. Rose. 
Tuttle Nora, seamstress, 54 Willard. 
Tuttle Sears, laborer, h. 54 Willard. 
Tuttle William H., printer, bds. 136 S. Burdick. 
Tuttle Harvey carpenter, bds. 57 S. Burdick. 
Tuzee John, carpenter, bds. 11 Plank Road. 
Twohill John E., carpenter, bds 184 Main. 
Tyndall Anthony F., boots and shoes, 14 Portage, h. 76 S. Rose. 
Tyrrell & Button, ( Constantine O. T., & Elisha B.,) meat 

market, 168 Main. 
Tvrrell Constantine O., (T. & Button,) h, 13 Button. 
Tyrrell Job, h. 13 Dutton. 
Tyson Herbert, butcher, bds. City Hotel. 


Ubbes Peter, laborer, h. 54 N. West. 

Uhl Edmond H., fireman at Asylum. 

Ullrich Jacob, h. 161 N. Burdick. 

Underwood Frank W., clerk, bds. 39 Lovel. 

Underwood Hiram C, clothing and furnishing goods, 27 N. 

Burdick, bds. 39 Lovel. 
Underwood Marinda, h. 10 Grand Rapids Road. 
Underwood Sarah A., Kalamazoo House. 
Union Hall, Chase & Johnson, proprs., 2 Portage. 
Union House, Michael Looby, propr., 77 N. Burdick. 
Unsold John, butcher, 60 Water, h. 45 John, 
Urry Jesse, mason, h. 17 Pearl. 
Urry John, mason, h. 17 Pearl. 
Utermarkt A., laborer, h. 75 Cedar. 
Utermarkt Cornelius, machinist, h. 35 N. Park. 
Utermarkt Jacob, clerk, h. 4 Oak. 

A&^ents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Valentine Jonathan, (Chapman & V ,) h. rear T. P. Sheldon 

& Go's Bank. 
Valkenaar Rev. John J., missionary, h. 38 Oak. 
Valin Norbart, stone cutter, h. 22 Cooley. 
Vanantwerpt John, laborer, h. 5 Johnson. 
Van Antwerpt Richard C, shoemaker, h. G4 S. West. 
Van Bochove, Solomon A., porter, with Parsons & Wood, h. 

52 John. 
Van Bochove Benjamin, carpenter, bds. 36 John. 
Van Broeke Jacobus, carpenter, h. 4 Johnson. 
Van Brooks Adrian, tailor, h. 70 John. 
Vanceis Maggie, domestic, 147 Vine. 
Van Dam Hiram, laborer, h. 120 North. 
Vandeberg Netty, domestic, 32 S. West. 
Van de Giessen Henry, laborer, h. 141 Asylum Av. 
Van Dekreeke James, clerk, bds. 149 Vine. 
Van De Kreeke Jacob, tailor, h. 149 Vine. 
Van De Kreeke John, finisher, h. 145 Vine 
Van Delaare Cornelius, baker, h. 26 John. 
Van Delaare Henry, baker, h. 11 Wall. 
Van Den Boogard John, tailor, h. 51 Vine, 
Vandenhoek John, laborer, h. 102 Portage. 
Van De Polder Arie, tailor, h. 23 Wall. 
Van De Polder Arie, Jr , tailor, bds. 23 Wall. 
Van De Polder Jacob, barber, Sheridan House, h. 33 Wall. 
Van De Polder Klaus, bds. 23 Wall. 
Van De Polder Peter, mason, bds. 23 Wall. 
Vanderburg Annie, domestic, 206 Main. 
Vanderburg Cornelia, h. 22 Wall. 
Vanderburg Cornelius, mason, h. 24 Wall. 
Vanderburg Evert, laborer, bds. 22 Wall. 
Vanderburg Gertrude, domestic, 22 Cedar. 
Vanderburg Jacob, mason, bds. 22 Wall. 
Vanderburg Marenus. peddler, h. 88 Kalamazoo Av. 
Vandercook Michael, travelling agent, h 37 N. Park. 
Vanderdoff Thomas, painter, bds 45 John. 
Vandergoef John A., laborer, h. 33 Davis. 
Vanderhoeif William, laborer, h. 33 Wall. 
Vanderhook Jacob, trunk maker, bds. 3 Wall. 
Vanderhorst Jemima, bds. 63 John. 
Vanderlinder Abram, carpenter, h. 151 Vine. 
Vandermeyder Cornelius, laborer, h. 65 John. 
Vanderoelde Henry, carriage painter, h. 59 John. 

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Van Deusen E. H., M. D , Medical Supt. Michigan Asylum for 

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Vandever Henry, carriage painter, h. 59 John. - *- 

VAN DEVOORT K. BALDWIN, boarding house, 105 

Van Devoort John H., h. 105 Water. 
Van Devoort Miss Loo., bds. 105 Water. 
Van Dewalker Mrs. Lawrence, h. 42 Portage. 
Van Dixhoorn Cornelius V,, painter, bds. 16 Balch. 
Van Dixhoorn Josias, finisher, h. 16 Balch. 
Van Dreep DeLos, butcher, bds. 45 Walnut, 
Vandyke Alice, milliner, bds. 85 Main. 
Vandyke Hiram, laborer, h. 17 Grand Rapids Road. 
Vandyke William, laborer, bds. 17 Grand Rapids Road. 
Vaneest Henry, wagon maker, 11 Main, h. 9 Main. 
Vaneest Horace, sash maker, bds. 9 Main. 
Vanhaaften E., laborer, h. south end S. Burdick. 
Van Haust, Cornelius, laborer, h. 10 Humphrey. 
Van Holden John, laborer, h. 40 Oak. 
Vanhoover Peter, laborer, h. 68 N. West. 
Vanhousen Thomas, laborer, h. 33 Bur Oak. 
Vankersen James J., grocer, 40 Main, h. 38 Main. 
Van Kirk John S., overseer National Park, 151 Portage, h. 

Vanlandegend Peter, iinisher, bds. 13 Wall. 
Van Lente Cornelius, laborer, h. 64 John. 
Van Longhem A. W., kitchen assistant at Asylum. 
Vanmail John, tinner, h. 11 Potter. 
Van Meter Henry, wagon maker, h. rear 64 Pitcher. 
Van Meter William R., blacksmith, h. 46 Eleanor. 
Van Natter Hattie A., dress maker, h. 231 Main. 
Van Natter James B., trackman, bds. 231 Main. 
Van Neryn, domestic, 72 Lovel. 
Vanneryu Hendrick, laborer, h. 35 Wall. 
Vanpeenen William P., laborer, bds. 7 Burton. 
Vanreep Martin, laborer, h 19 Wall. 
Van Vleet Peter P., clerk, bds. 184 Main. 
Vanwart Ellen M., milliner, bds. 17 Wheaton Av. 
Vanwart Reuben Z., bds. 17 Wheaton Ay, 
Vanzant Hiram, farmer, rear 264 S. Burdicl^. 
Van Zee Frederick, h. 27 Bur Oak. 
Van Zemeren Cornelius, laborer, bds. 60 John. 
Van Zemeren Dirk, laborer, h. 60 John. 
Van Zemeren Dirk Jr., bds. 60 John. 
Van Zemeren Lavenas, bds. 60 John. 
Van Zile John M., teamster, h. 62 North. 

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Yan Zolenburg & Brother, (Reyer & Jacob,) grocers, 112 

Vau Zolenburg Jacob, (V & Brother,) h. 112 Ransom. 
Van Zolenburg Reyer, (V. & Brother,) h. 112 Ransom. 
Vary Jacob, painter, h. 85 Edwards. 
Vastbinder Charles, currier, bds. 92 Ransom. 
Vastbinder Gilbert S., currier, h. 92 Ransom. 
Vayon Rosa, domestic, 35 N. Rose. 
V^edder Nellie, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 
Veeder Louis C, currier, h. 9 Cherry. 
Verberg Geerard, clerk, bds. 28 Axtell. 
Verberg Mary, domestic, 62 Lovel. 
Verberg Peter, laborer, h. 17 Johnson. 
Verberg Simon, laborer, h. 28 Axtell. 
Verceis Cornelius, planer, bds. 3 Wall. 
Vergan Martha, (coPd) cook, 184 Main. 
Verhage Adrian, planer, h. 63 John. 
Verhage Annie, domestic, 21 Elm. 
Verhage Jacob, painter, h. 85 Edwards. 
Verhage Martha, h. 63 John. 
Verhage Martin, miller, bds. 63 John. 
Verity James M., bds. 62 Parsons. 

Vickery J. W., variety store, 28 S. Burdick, bds. 38 S. Burdick. 
Vincent Edward B., builder, h. Ill Lovel. 
Vincent Harvey, mason, h. 19 Locust. 
Vine Ellen, domestic, 11 Portage. 
Vledder John, carpenter, bds. 122 North. 
Vogel Catharine, domestic, 46 Portage. 
Vogel John, teamster, h. 11 Grand Rapids Road. 
Vogel John C, blacksmith, h. 122 North. 
Vondertf Thomas, carriage painter, bds. 59 John. 
Vonderon John R , laborer, bds. 82 N. Burdick. 

Rose, h. 46 N. Rose. 
Vonhosen Cornelia, h. 22 Wall. 
V^oorhes Horace, bds. Cottage Hall Hotel. 
Vosburgh Alsa, dress maker, bds. 80 Kalamazoo Av. 
Vosburgh Albert T., wagon maker, h. 91 Edwards. 
Vosburg Elsie, seamstress, bds. 78 Kalamazoo Av. 
Vosburgh William B., farmer, h. 40 East Av. 
Vroeginde Abraham, laborer, h. 38 Locust. 

Waal James C, h. 47 N. Park. 

Wadhams Charles D., carpenter, h. 44 S. West. 

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Wads worth James A., h. 25 Cooley. 

Wadsworth Pennelia, h. 71 Grand Rapids Road. 

Wagar Frankie E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Texas. 

Wagar Dwelly, (Babcock & W.,) livery and boarding stable, 
28 N. Rose, bds. 17 Church. 

Wagner Frank, harness maker, bds. 92 N. Burdick, 

Wagner Jacob K., books and stationery, 141 Main, h. 31 Acad- 

Wagner William, harness maker, h. 22 Grand Rapids Road. 

Waite Henry G., carpenter, h. 92 Willard, 

Walbridge F. E., h. 61 S. Rose. 

Walbridge Samuel E., h. 33 S. Burdick. 

Walbridge Sarah L., h. 7 Lovel. 

Walden James, blacksmith, bds. 114 Kalamazoo Av. 

Walker Dexter, farmer, h. Grand Rapids Road. 

Walker Eliza, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Walker John W., carpenter, h. 14 Spring. 

Walker Mary, bds. 105 Lovel. 

Walker Matilda, h. 51 Ransom. 

Walker Sarah, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Walker William, teamster, bds. 59 South. 

Will Clarence, student, 50 Seminary, res. Constantine. 

Wall John, laborer, h. 17 Grand Rapids Road. 

Wallace William, carpenter, h. 2 Michigan Av. 

Walsh Robert, sign painter, 40 N. Burdick, h. 71 Academy. 

Walsh Thomas, laborer, h. 15 ]3ur Oak. 

Walter Agnes S., student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 

Walter Eliza J., h. 11 Jasper. 

Walter Emma, student, 50 Seminary. 

Walter Jacob, cooper, h. 59 N. Burdick. 

Walter James A., vice president 1st National Bank and post 
master, h. 44 Portage. 

Walter William, bds. 44 Portage. 

Walters Mary, washerwoman, h. 45 Portage. 

Walton Eulass L., painter, h. 7 Catherine. 

Walton Perry H., carpenter, bds. 17 Church. 

Wandrel Anna, domestic, 119 Ransom. 

Wanzo Sarah, (col'd) domestic, 57 Main. 

Ward Addie, school teacher, bds. 44 Walnut, 

Ward Charles H., (col'd) porter, h. 134 Frank. 

Ward John K., (Pattison & W.,) h. 50 Lovel. 

Ward Thomas D., clerk, h. 44 Walnut. 

Ward Walter, tanner, bds. 27 Church. 

Warkman John, carpenter, bds 87 Portage. 

Warn Sarah, student, bds. 118 Ransom. 

Warner Frederick D., clerk, bds. 47 Walnut. 

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Warner George H., carriage maker, bds. 57 S. Burdick. 

Warner Horatio P., book keeper, h. 38 S. Park. 

Warner Libbie, school teacher, bds. 47 Walnut. 

Warner Martha C, school teacher, bds. 47 Walnut. 

Warner Thomas, groceries & crockery, 172 Main, h. 47 Walnut. 

Warren Eliza, h. 7 Lake. 

Warren Henry M., (King & W.,) h. 222 Main. 

Warren John, (coPd) laborer, bds 10 Water. 

Warren John, packer, bds. 7 Lake. 

Warren Miles L., baggage master, M. C. R. R., h. 12 Har- 

Warren Thomas, teamster, bds. 7 Lake. 

Warren William, teacher, bds. 18 Pearl. 

Warren William H., warehouseman, bds. 7 Lake. 

Warson Lafayette, farmer, h. 71 Grand Rapids Road. 

Waterbury Aaron M., (Lapham & W.,) bds. 65 S. Burdick. 

Waterburv Aubrey D., clerk, bds. 65 S. Burdick. 

Waterbury Daniel, ( W. & Miller,) h. 65 S. Burdick. 

Waterbury & Miller, (Daniel W. & Cornelius M.,) meat market, 
160 Main, and 39 N. Burdick. 

Waterbury William, leather dealer, 65 Main, b. 1 Porter. 

Waterman Dower, farmer, h. 75 S, Burdick. 

Waterman Ella M., student, 50 Seminary, res. Summit. 

Waterman Solomon S., farmer, bds. 50 S. Park. 

Waters Nathaniel B., propr Park House, 148 Portage. 

Watkins Amos W., printer, bds. 97 Lovel. 

Watkins Augustus, larmer, h. 60 Church, 

Watkins Cyrus O., farmer, h. 60 Church. 

Watkins William W., portrait painter, h. 97 Lovel. 

Watson Hiram C, carriage maker, h. 99 Water. 

Watson Jerry, conductor, h. 5 Second. 

Watson Mary, domestic, 45 N. Rose. 

Watson Louise, dress maker, bds. 77 South. 

Wattles Myrtle, (Richardson & W.,) h. 6 South. 

Wattles Stephen H , propr. Sheridan House, 152 Main. 

Wayland H. L., prof Rhetoric, Kalamazoo College, h. 69 South. 

Weaver Louis, turner, bds 84 Walnut. 

Weaver Morris, cabinet maker, h. 84 Walnut. 

Webb Isaac M., clerk, h. 20 Lovel. 

Webb James B., ]>atent right dealer, bds. 32 portage. 

Webb Louis K., student, Kalamazoo College. 

Weber Christian, (W. & Schilling,) h. 45 Portage. 

Weber <fc Schilling, (Christian W. <fc Louis S.,) grocers, 13 

Webster Arastina D., teacher, Michigan Female Seminary. 

Webster Charles L., clerk, bds. 73 S. Burdick. 

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Webster Chilion E., foreman Loveland's- Livery Stable, h. 3 

Webster Eliza, school teacher, bds. 63 S. Burdick. 

Webster James, bds. 148 Vine. 

Webster Julia, domestic, 27 Dutton. 

Webster Kyle, laborer, h. 3 Water. 

Webster Lucius H., carpenter, h. 25 Pine. 

Webster Maria, h. 63 S. Burdick. 

Webster Mrs. D. B., h. 29 S. Burdick. 

Wech Joseph, carpenter, h. 7 Dutton. 

Weeks James W., h. 71 Academy, 

Weidner Joseph, restaurant, 92 N. Burdick, h. same. 

Weimer Henry F., (W. & Rummler,) h. 5 Henrietta, 

Weimer ifc Rummler, (Henry F. W. & Joseph J. R,,) merchant 

tailors, 139 Main, 
Weis Mary, domestic, 10 Reed. 
Weis Phillip, laborer, h. 127 Frank. 
Welch Thomas, errand boy, bds. 6 South. 
Welch William, carpenter, bds. 45 Lovel. 

Wells Allen G., Ass't Supt. St. Joseph V. R. R., bds. Kal. House. 
Wells Aimer H., clerk, bds. 10 S. Rose. 
Wells Almond H., carpenter, bds. 39 Main. 
Wells Fannie, student, 50 Seminary, res. Constantine. 
Wells George, cooper, bds. 254 S. Burdick. 
Wells Hon. H. G., h. 9 Cedar. 
Wells James M., agt. Grover & Baker's Sewing Machines, 21 

S. Burdick, h. 251 S. Burdick. 
Wells Jennie, student, 50 Seminary, res. Constantine. 
Wells John, student, bds. 75 Academy. 
Wells John H., sheriff, h. 10 S. Rose. 
Wells John S., h. 30 Main. 
Wells Maria, dress maker, bds. 92 S. Burdick. 
Wells Mason, baggage master, St. J. V., K. A, & G. R. R. R., 

bds. Farmer's Home. 
Wells Mrs. P. C, nurse, 220 Main. 
Welsh & Hays, (William L. W. ifc Algernon S. H.,) cigars <fc 

tobacco, 93 Main. 
Welsh Mary, domestic, 199 Main. 

Welsh William L., ( W. & Hays,) bds. 187 Kalamazoo Av. 
Wers Garrit, laborer, h. 37 Wall. 
Wesley Willis C, traveling agt., h. 102 Vine. 
West Charles, (coPd) laborer, h. 32 Pitcher. 
West Nancy, (col'd) domestic, 18 Cedar. 
Westbrook Milton, dentist, h. 216 Kalamazoo Av. 
Western Union Telegraph, George D. Kellogg, manager, 10 S. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


Westfall Peter V., architect & builder, h. 123 Vine. 

Weston John, carpenter, h. 183 S. Eurdick. 

Weston Vernum, telegraph repairer, M. C. K. R , bds. 184 Main. 

Weyburn William W., physician, 6 N. Burdick, h. 18 South. 

Whaley George W., carpenter, h. 61 S. Park. 

Wheaton Albert L., teamster, h. 65 S. Hose. 

Wheaton Charles S., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Cassopolia. 

Wheaton Mrs. William G., physician, 27 S. West. 

Wheaton Solon T., carpenter, h. 1 Michigan Av. 

Wheaton Ulysses, carpenter, h. 273 Main. 

Wheaton Warren, bds. 273 Main. 

Wheaton William G., civil engineer, h. 27 S. West. 

Wheeler Charles, blacksmith, bds. 15 Pine. 

Wheeler Edward, gardener, h. 10 Reed. 

Wheeler George 11., teamster, h. 8 Ransom. 

Wheeler Michael J., moulder, h. rear 87 North. 

Wheeler Mrs. C. C, bds. 64 Academy. 

Wheeler Samuel R., h. 53 N. West. 

Wheeler Sidney, carpenter, h. 17 Oak. 

Whipple Albert, carpenter, bds. 60 N. Park. 

Whipple Frank, bds, 13 Lovel. 

Whipple George B., clerk, bds. 13 Lovel. 

Whipple G. W., custom boot manuf., 35 N. Burdick, h. 13 Lovel. 

Whitcomb Delia, h. 42 S. Park. 

Whitcomb John, cooper, h. 74 Ransom. 

Whitcomb LeGrand, h. 28 Portage. 

Whitcomb Mrs. L. V\^., h. 31 South. 

White Alvah, laborer, bds. 42 Main. 

White George W., furnace builder, h. 40 Eleanor. 

White Henry, laborer, 53 S. Rose. 

White Joseph H., (Dudley & White,) bds. 184 Main. 

White Martin, om.nibus driver, bds. 1 Cherry. 

White M. Ann, bds. 10 Water. 

White Robert, (coPd) laborer, bds. 23 Lovel. 

Whitney E. W., foreman Kal. Paper Mills, h. 240 S. Burdick. 

Whitney Emma, tailoress, h. 4 Walnut. 

Whitney Estella B., dress maker, bds. 240 S. Burdick. 

Whitney Wm., soap ife candles, 10 Asylum Av., h. 75 Mich. Ay. 

Whittemore Benjamin, yardman, Sheridan House. 

Whitworth Matilda, h. 10 W^ater. 

Wilbor Henry D., h. 86 S. Rose. 

Wilbur Henry L., clerk, bds. Burdick House. 

Wilbur Mrs. H. L., dress maker, 131 Main, bds. Burdick House. 

Wilcox Josiah, constable, h. 5 Main. 

Wilcox Mary E., milliner, bds. 5 Main, 

Wilke Lena, washerwoman, Sheridan House. 

Are Agt8. for the jEtna, Home, City Fire, and other In* Co*8. 















Ikins Matilda, (col'd) cook, bds. 16 Walbridge. 

Ikinson Nelson J., butcher, bds. 187 Kalamazoo Av. 

Ikinaon Wm. meat market, 19 Portage, h. 187 Kalamazoo Av. 

Ikinon Benjamin, (col'd) mason, bds. 127 Portage. 

Iks Elias, mason, h. 117 S. Burdick. 

Hard Agnes, domestic, 57 Lovel. 

Hard Mary, domestic, 31 South. 

Hcox Frederick W., druggist, 141 Main h. 63 Lovel. 

Het Nettie C, student, 50 Seminary, res. St. Louis. 

Hey Samuel, porter, Kalamazoo House. 

lliaras Benjamin, painter, h. 6 Pitcher. 

Hiams Bradley S., farmer, h. 102 S. Burdick. 

Hiams Charles G , shoe mkker, bds. 54 N. Park. 

Hiams Charles O., painter, bds. 6 Pitcher. 

Hiams Edward, bds. 50 S. Park. 

Hiams German, laborer, bds. 37 Humphrey. 

llLims Harvey W., student, Kal. College, res. Prairieville. 

Hiams Henry A., painter, h. 31 Cooley. 

Hiams John, painter, h. 5 Potter. 

Hiams John E., carriage trimmer, bds. 35 N. Rose. 

Hiams Jonas B., painter, bds. 6 Pitcher. 

Hiams Mrs. Anna C, supt. domestic department, Michigan 

Female Seminary. 
Hiamson Robert, clerk, bds. 80 South. 
His Elizabeth, domestic, 8 South. 

llison J. Melvin, student, Kal. College, res. Hickory Corners, 
llmarth Eliza J., bds. 2 Michigan A v. 
llson Martin, h. 67 South. 
Isey Erasmus, cooper, h. 108 Water. 

Ison A. <fe G., (Alfred & Gilbert,) leather and hides, 95 Main. 
Ison Alfred, (A. & G Wilson,) h. 42 South. 
Ison Ann A., seamstress, bds. 101 North. 
Ison Asaph, painter, h. 65 Michigan Av. 
Ison & Brother, (Thomas & Jonathan,) proprs. Wilson's Iron 

Works, 42 Eleanor. 
Ison Gilbert, (A & G. Wilson,) h. 42 South. 
Ison Hilton, h. 101 North. 
Ison Jonathan, ( Wilson Sd Brother,) h. 8 Oak. 
ison Martha, seamstress, bds. 101 North 
Ison Nellie PI, dress maker, bds. 101 North. 
Ison Orrin E., barber, bds. 42 Main. 
Ison Robert J., moulder, bds. 101 North. 
Ison Thomas, (Wilson & Brother,) h. 178 Kalamazoo Av. 
Ison William M., farmer, h. 114 Kalamazoo A v. 
man Truman, insurance agt., h. 5 Catherine, 
nans Joel E., carpenter, h. 43 S. Park. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Windoes J. Jr., leather manuf., h. 99 S. West. 

Wing Joseph B., teamster, h. 70 Cedar. 

Wing Julia A., h. 20 Portage. 

Wiiislow George C, surveyor, bds. 83 Cherry. 

Winslow Geoj-ge W. & Co., (Geo. W. W. & John P. Miller,) 

pro[)i-s, steam marble works, 15 and 17 Portage. 
Winslow George W., (Geo. W. Winslow & Co.,) h. 33 Cherry. 
Wittgenstine Annie E., h. 73 N. Burdick. 
Wolcott Addis E., bds. 31 Pitcher. 
Wolcott Edward G., carpenter, h. 222 S. Burdick. 
Wolcott Jennie, bds. 220 Main. 
Wolcott Miss M. J., bds. 228 Main. 
Wolcott Warren, bds. 242 S. Burdick. 
Wolf Andrew, tailor, h. G7 Vine. 

Wolfe Carrie 8t. F., student, 50 Seminary, res. Constantine. 
Wolter Peter, tailor, h. 172 N. Burdick. 
Wonzor Viri^inia, (coPd) washerwoman, h. 45 Willard. 
Wood Albert P., bds. 42 S. Burdick. 
Wood li^Iiza, saleswoman, bds. 42 S. Burdick. 
Wood Elizabeth, bds. 89 North. 
Wood Emilj^, music teacher, h. 42 S. Burdick. 
Wood Emma D., school teacher, bds. 114 Academy. 
Wood Francis, laborer, h. 89 North. 
Wood Gilbert, clerk, bds. 37 Water. 
Wood Henry, (Parsons & W.,) h. 72 South. 
Wood Ira, bds. [)(} South. 
Wood Julia, domestic, 77 S. Burdick. 
Wood R. & Co., (]lollin W., James H. Spendlove & Thomas 

Fletcher,) paints oils, glass, &c., 59 Water. 
Wood lloUin, (K. W. & Co.,) bds. City Hotel. 
Wood Smith L., farmer, h. Asylum A v. 
Wood Susan L., music teacher, h. 42 S. Burdick. 
Wood William, bds. 42 S. Burdick. 
Wood William A., Brest. Mich, Nat. Bank, h. 56 South. 
Wood William P., warehouse man, h. 149 N. Burdick. 
Wood.ird Jonathan, h. 2 Michigan Av. 
Woodbridge James, clerk at Asylum, h. 59 S. Went. 
Woodbury Caleb, bds. 91 South. 
Woodburv, Edward, miller, bds. 191 Main. 
Woodbury J. P., h. 191 Main. 

Woodford M. D., Supt. Mich. Central Telegraph, bds. 78 South. 
Woodhains l^ro's, ( Wm. H. & Henry F.,) musical merchandise, 

40 N. Burdick. 
Woodhams Edwin, machinist, bds. 21 Bur Oak. 
Woodhams Frank, bds. 19 Bur Oak. 
Woodhams Frederick, h. 19 Bur Oak. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Woodhams Henry F., ( Woodhanis Bro's,) bds. 50 Water. 

Woodhains William H., ( Woodhams Bro's,) h. 50 Water. 

Woodruft'Mark, finisher, bds. 38 Cedar. 

Woodruii* Nelson, painter, h. 33 Cedar. 

Woods Maila, h. 109 Water. 

Woods John, bds. City Hotel, 

Woods William P., laborer, bds. 34 Wall. 

Woodward, Earl, student, bds. 7 Second. 

Woodward Frederick E., insurance agt., h. 1 Woodward Av. 

Woodward Marion A., student, 50 Seminary. 

Woolsey Henry, shoemaker, bds. 20 Main. 

Wortley Alfred C, jeweler, 120 Main, bds. 35 South. 

Wortley J. Henry, bds. 33 S. Burdick. 

Wrey Jacob V., laborer, bds. 38 Locust. 

Wright Annie J., student, bds. 42 S. Rose. 

Wright Asbery, porter, bds. 42 Main. 

Wric^ht Charles A,, laborer, bds. 42 Main. 

Wright Charles H., bds. 99 Water. 

Wright Esther, h. 6Cy Church. 

Wright Gilman, carriage maker, h. 61 John. 

Wright Henry C, book keeper, h. 18 Johnson. 

Wright John, laborer, h. 43 Michigan Av. 

Wright John, carriage smith, bds Cottage Hall Hot^- 

Wright Joseph W., bds. 1 Woodward Av. 

Wright Marietta, seamstress, bds. 21 Dutton. 

Wright Miranda, h. 99 Water. 

Wright Silas, shoemaker, bds. 4 Edwards. 

Wromdi(;k Ellen, domestic, 29 South. 

WyckotF Joseph B., miller, h. 67 Lovel. 

Wyckoff Kittie, student, bds. 67 Lovel. 

Wyman Barney, blacksmith, h. 104 Ransom. 

Wyman Clark, brick maker, h. 267 Main. 

Yonkerman Garrit, laborer, h. 15 Wall. 
York Marvin C, dealer in patents, bds. 32 Portage, 
Young George L., harness maker, bds. City Hotel. 
Young Men's Christian Association Rooms, 111 Main- 
Young Men's Library Association Rooms, 117 Main. 
Yupa Cornelius, laborer, bds. 15 Grant. 

Zeedyk Cornelius, laborer, h. 3 Burton. 

Zesing Frederick, engineer, h. 52 N. Park. 

Zimmerman James, R. R. contractor, 89 Main, re«. Paris, Canjula. 

Zopf Christopher, teamster, h. 38 Ransom. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



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Eepairing and Altering Furs, 

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Cash Paid for Shipping Furs. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 






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Gents' Furnishing Goods, 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

O. N. ifc T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con. 



Burns K. & J. D., 147 Main. 


Booth &> House, 123 Main. 

Bostwick J. H., 147 Main. 

De Yoe Edwin W., 3 S. Burdick. 

GIDDINGS O. N. & T. F., 100 Main. 

Hawes Josiah L., 126 Main. 

Merrill, McCourtie & Brown, 19 S. Burdick. 

Snover George W., 3 S. Burdick. 


Booher Frederick, 123 Main. 

Booth ife House, 123 Main. 

Bostwick J. H., 147 Main. 

Burns K. cfc J. D , 147 Main. 

De Yoe Edwin W., 3. S. Burdick. 

GIDDINGS O. N. & T. F., 100 Main. 

Hawes Josiah L., 126 Main. 


Dodge George & Co., 39 N. Rose. 

Landon W. II. & Brother, corner Portage and Winsted. 

Lawrence W. S. &, Co., 21 N. Rose corner Water. 


Appleton & Bills, 81 Water. 

Budd Albert II., 257 Main. 

Bush &, Paterson, 76 N. Burdick. 


Dame Woodbury, 98 Lovel. 

Essebaggers John J., 31 Pitcher. 

Fay Julius W., 92 Water. 

Fay Francis C, 92 Water. 

Grosvenor Lemuel D., 92 Water. 

Henika James, 42 South. 

Hopkins Mathew, 19 Cedar. 

tracts, &Q,, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


McCormick James, 55 Cedar. 

Prior Stoughton, 72 Vine. 

Kand Orrin B., 68 Kalamazoo A v. 


Vincent Edward B., Ill Lovel. 

Amperse Marenus, corner Kalamazoo Av. and Water. 

Gault Charles N., 166 Main. 

Harlan Frank, 67 Main. 

Jentsch Frederick. 80 Main. 

Plants & Co., lU Main. 

Schaberg Herman H., 105 S. Burdick, 

Turner James, 18 N. Burdick. 

First National Bank, 123 Main. 
Michigan National Bank, 117 Main. 
wSheldon T. P. & Co., 97 Main. 


Howard A. & Co , 114 Main. 

Lino Joseph, Burdick House. 

Marsala Frank G., 92 Main. 

Nickles George \V., S N. Burdibk. ; 

Rolson & Bass, MO Main, basement. 

Seiler William, 12 S. Burdick, basement. 

Statibrd George W., 150 Main, basement. 

Van De Polder Jacob, Sheridan House. 

Rllil. POSTER. 

McCarthy JOHN, Telegraph Office. 


Babcock & Wagar, 22 N. Rose. 
Barrows William P., 109 Lovel. 
De Kam Antone, 141 S. Burdick. 
P'rancoise Isaac, 72 Kalamazoo Av. 
Hodi^man H. C , 29 N. Rose. 
Lyman Henry D., 31 N. Rose. 
McSweeny Terrance, 30 N. Rose. 
Paris Isaac, 26 N. Rose. 
Rookus John, 58 N. West. 
Stacey & Case, 37 Eleanor. 
Tierney Patrick G., 32 Pitcher. 

O. N. So T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 



Gillespie Micajah T., 131 Main. 


Allen John B., 35 Main. 

Budd Stephen, 9 S. Rose. 

Brown Samuel, 42 Main. 

Bush Orra, 50 S. Park. 

Camp Sarah, 148 Vine. 

Campbell Elizabeth K., 29 S. Burdick, 

Christman Mrs. J., 23 Edwards. 

Cook Washington W., 30 N. Park. 

COOK JANE, 84 Water. 

Davis Asa, 44 Water. 

Decker Basilus, 102 Kalamazoo Av. 

Eagelton William, 65 Water. 

Eaton Annie S., 11 Carmel. 

Fish Hannah, 142 Kalamazoo Av. 

Gault Charles N., 35 N. Rose. 

Hanks George E., 17 Church. 

Havenga Edward H., 59 Water. 

Hays Sarah K., 45 Lovel. 

Marring Eliza A., 13 N. West. 

McLin^William H., 13 Cherry. 

Muehleck Anthony J., 34 Main. 

Nixon Justus, 49 Water. 

Payne James C, 39 Main. 

Perry Mary, 184 Main. 

Quinby Adaline, 75 Academy. 

Randall Eliza, 31 Pitcher. 

Roe Jane, 37 Water. 

Russell Ann L., 57 S. Burdick. 

Sebring Mrs. D. A., 32 Portage, 

Sherman Alfred, 44 S. West. 

Simpson Mrs. Henry J,, (col'd,) 26 Main, 

Sleght Cyrus S., 27 Church. 

Stevens Pelick, 199 Main, 

Sturtevant Mrs. Delia E., 196 Main. 

Swift Mary E., 33 S. Burdick. 



Beerstecher Charles A., 12 S. Burdick. 


Bartlett Azel E., 142 Main. 

Assents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Kennicotts, 40 N. Burdick. 
Roberts & Hillhouse, 148 Main. 
Shakespeare William, 126 Main. 
Wagner Jacob K., 141 Main. 


Agens Charles H., 93 Main. 

Appledorn P. B. & Sons, 31 N. Burdick. 

Bennett S. O. &. Sons, 111 Main. 

Born Samuel, 42 Oak. 

Burns D., 65 Main. 

Hagide Peter, 74 Kalamazoo A v. 

Hanscomb Charles D., 143 Main. 

Hofer Leopold, 84 Main 

Isbell & Dayton, 119 Main. 

Miller Michael, 21 N. Burdick. 

O'Brien Joseph, 11 S. Burdick. 

Sharp Joseph, (coPd,) 74 Ransom. 

Simpson Henry J., (col'd,) 26 Main. 

Tyndall Anthony F., 14 Portage. 

Whipple George W., 35 N. Burdick. 


Baumann N. & Co , 45 Michigan Av. 
Judge George, 82 North. 
Locher Barney, 3 Walnut. 
Schroeder Henry, 69 Kalamazoo Av. 
Taylor Thackwray & Co., 6 Lake. 


Lapham Susan, 68 Walnut. 

Richmond Benjamin F., 177 Kalamazoo A v. 

Titus Sarah A., 87 Michigan Av. 


Burrell Brothers, 192 Main. 

Cornell J. B. <fe Co., 14 Eleanor, cor. Rose. 

Starkey Lewis C, 19 Eleanor. 

Vaneest Henry, 11 Main. 


Alexander Luzern H., 36 N. Rose. 
Bisb>ell, Son & Barrett, 174 Main. 
Cobb T. S., Son & Co., 102 Main. 
Stevens Henry M., 12 Portage. 
Warner Thomas, 172 Main. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 



Bryant Byron II., 35 Main. 
Hathaway Stephen C, 35 Main. 
Stimson Fancher, 20 Lake. 
Strimbeck Francis M., 27 Jackson. 
Trask Luther, 127 Main. 
Wheaton William G., 27 S. West. 


Beehe & Scott, 105 Main. 
Cohn Morris, 129 Main. 
Cramer Meyer, 113 Main. 
Friedman Emil, Atz:t., 145 Main. 
Ilirschfeld George7ll8 Main. 
Jennings John D., H Portage. 
Seligman & Co., 109 Main. 
Underwoods, 27 N. Burdick. 
W^Mmer ifc Kummler, 139 Main. 


Gihner Nelson, 23 Jackson. 
Kecktenwald Michael, 77 North. 
Uobischung Josepli, 29 Church. 


Barmister Burr, 117 Main. 
Grimes P. S., 123 Main. 
Kinir Edward J., 109 Main. 
Metcalf Abraham T., 103 Main. 
SuUings liervey, 122 Main. 


Burlingham X. H., 98 Water. 
Dewing & Kent, 152 Kalamazoo A v. 
Kellogg & lioltenhouse, 5G N. Burdick. 
Knerr A. & S., 5 Cooley. 


Ames Mrs. Henry C, 148 Main. 
Beckwith Mrs. J. C, 51 Main. 
Cable Mrs. John, 67 S. Burdick. 
Coe Betsey E , 21 S. Burdick. 
Covell Emma E., 121 Water. 
Dudbridge Sarah B., 174 Main. 
Eldrige Emily G., 160 Main. 
Green Clara, 7 Potter. 
Harris Fanny, 13 Pearl. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Go's. 


Howard Mary, 135 Main. 
McClaren Mrs. Emma, 110 Ransom. 
McClellen Maggie, 20 Button. 
Mitchell Emeline J., 2 Michigan Av. 
3Iorley Mrs. William, 17 Cherry. 
Rice Mrs. George D., 7 South. 
True Mrs. S., 13 Pitcher. 
Wells Maria, 92 S. Burdick. 
Wilbur Mrs. H. L., 131 Main. 


Babcock Isaiah J., 31 N. Burdick. 
Clapham James P., 106 Main. 
Cornell Henry A , 116 Main. 
d'Arcambal Charles S., 132 Main. 
Johnson Sd Sheldon, 144 Main. 
Krymer Wesley, 6 Portage. 
Roberts tfe Hillhouse, 148 Main. 
Willcox Frederick W., 141 Main. 


Clark William B. & Son, 131 Main. 
Colt George c^ Co., 127 Main. 
Israel M. & Co., 147 Main. 
Kidder & Bruen, 103 Main. 
Muu^er, Champlin & Co., 135 Main, 
Parker George W., 139 Main. 
Perrin & Bishop, 107 Main, 
liobson J. & Bro., 140 Main. 
Rosenbaum Sam , 8 S. Burdick. 




Allcott Mrs. Deborah, 30 Allcott. 
Bowdlear William A., 107 N. Burdick. 
Browne B. M. & Bro., 182 Main. 
Cock & Thomas, 111 N. Burdick. 
Dunbar Q. E & Co., 30 S. Burdick. 
Pish George W., 86 Main. 
Grandjean & Labar, 54 Kalamazoo Av. 
Merrill & McCourtie, 19 S. Burdick. 
Sterling Oliver L., 91 Main. 
Sherman Caleb, Cooper Road. 

O. N. & T. F. GID DINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 



Allard Ross, Corner Cooley & Eleanor. 
Allen Charles O., 55 S. West. 
Allen Zenas E., 29 N. Burdick. 
Carder Gilbert & Co., 133 Main. 
Garland John G., 21 Main. 
Keidsema Jacob, 85 Main. 
Kodiger August, 20 Locust, 
liodiger Herman, 13 Portage. 


Albrecht Anton, 98 Main. 
Martin Charles, 118 S. Burdick. 
Parker H. S., 137 Main. 


Appleby William W., 29 Davis. 

Cave John, Jr., 125 S. West. 

Chapin William 1)., 114 Water. 

Dunkley Joseph, 32 Pearl. 

Oliver Adam, (landscape,) near Asylum. 

Oliver William, (landscape,) 288 Main. 


Abraham John, 38 John. 

Ailing Lawrence, 165 Kalamazoo Av. 

Amperse Marenus, 66 Kalamazoo Av. 

Ashby & Goss, 14 S. Bm-dick. 

Baas Paul, 13 Wall. 

Bassett & Bates, (wholesale,) 100 Main. 

Beebe & Finch, 180 Main. 

Beggs John, 82 Ransom. 

Bell Charles, 124 Main. 

Bissell Son cfe Barrett, 174 Main. 

Bixby Bros., 89 N. Burdick. 

Boekeloo Henry, 87 Portage. 

BoUes George N., 31 Cedar. 

Boughton Elmer A , 43 S. West. 

Chapman & Valentine, 82 Main. 

Clark Levi A., 231 Main. 

Daniels J. B., 25 Portage. 

Davis Asbury C, 47 Locust. 

Davis P. C. & Son, 136 Main. 

Desenberg B. <fc Co., (wholesale,) 115 and 121 Main. 

Desenberg Moses, 80 N. Burdick. 

Dodge Jasper N., 16 S. Burdick. 

tracts, &G,y No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Eagles Henry, 137 Portage. 

Ebeling Henry, 64 Walnut. 

Fish & Crane, 13 S. Burdick. 

Gault Charles N., 166 Main. 

Gregory Frances P., 29 John. 

Groesbeck S. O. & Bro., 164 Main. 

Hadnett William, 8o N. Burdick. 

Herrlinger Leonard, 39 1-2 Portage. 

Hoedemaker John, 111 Ransom. 

Hoke Andrew, 104 North. 

Hooper Joseph, 42 North. 

Hubbard, Dolloway & Co., 29 N. Burdick. 

Krymer William W., 18 8. Burdick. 

Lage Stephen, 113 S Burdick. 

Long Philip A., 128 Kalamazoo av. 

Moore Joseph, 11 Portage. 

Ranney Alfred II., 24 N^ Burdick. 

Rea John, 170 Main. 

Rogers Isaac, J 58 Main. 

Schaberg Herman II , 105 S. Burdick. 

Sterling Oliver L., 91 Main. 

Stone Francis S., 150 Main. 

Trowbridge tfe Bassett, 104 Main. 

Vankersen James J., 40 Main. 

Van Zolenburg ifc Brother, 112 Ransom. 

Warner Thomas, 172 Main. 

Weber ife Schilling, 13 Portage. 


Allen James L., 13 N. Burdick. 
Jannasch Charles F., 65 Main. 


Alexander Luzern II., 80 Water. 
Coleman George W., 146 Main. 
Dudley & White, 146 Main. 
Hawkins Seward, 178 Main. 
Howard Robert R., 138 Main. 
Parsons & Wood, 125 Main. 
Perrin Joel J. & Co., 122 Main. 


Cleenewerck Benjamin, 55 Water. 
Everard John H.,' 17 1-2 N. Burdick. 
Prankish Charles, 33 N. Burdick. 
Green James, 38 N. Burdick. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Pershall William, 23 Portage. 
Phillips F. & Bro., 20 N. liose. 


Albrecht Anton, 98 Main. 
Leach George W., 143 Main. 
Osburn B. F., 50 Main. 
Parker H. S., 137 Main. 


Simonds John W., 15 S. Burdick. 


Blaney House, 36 N. Kose. 
Burdick House, 130 Main. 
City Hotel, 64 N. Burdick. 
Cottage Hall Hotel, 53 N. Rose. 
Dollar House, 57 N. Rose. 
Farmer's Home, 47 Main. 
Kalamazoo House, 94 &> 96 Main. 
National Hotel, 55 N. Rose. 
Park House, 148 Portage. 
Rail Road Exchange, 81 N. Burdick. 
Rail Road House, 100 N. Burdick. 
Sheridan House, 152 Main. 
Union House, 77 N. Burdick. 


Dodge, Babcock & Austin, 39 N. Rose. 
Green George F., 132 Academy. 
Lawrence W. S. &> Co., 21 N. Rose. 
Wilson Brothers, 42 Eleanor. 


Balch, Smiley & Balch, 3 S. Burdick. 
Breese John W., 100 Main. 
Briggs Henry C, 167 Main. 
]3ro\vn Arthur, 124 Main. 
Burns R. & J. D., 147 Main. 
Cutler Thomas C, 147 Main. 
Doan G. P., 123 Main. 
Edson Rufus P., 126 Main. 
Fletcher William G., 12 S. Burdick. 
Giddings & Brown, 145 Main. 
Grosvenor Rufus II., 103 Main. 
Havens Thomas W. 122 Main., 

O. N. <fc T. F. GIDDHSTGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamaitoo. 


Hawes Josiali L., 126 Main. 
Hill Robert F., 14 S. Burdick. 
Judson Robert F., 100 Main. 
May & Buck, 140 Main. 
May Dwight, le50 Main. 
Peck William W., 127 Main. 
Severens & Burrows, 103 Main. 
Sherwood Thomas R., 147 Main. 
Stuart & Edwards, 147 Main. 
Thompson Charles A., Jr., 167 Main. 
Tuthill Oscar T., 123 Main. 


Lapham & Waterbury, Si Main. 
Waterbury William, 65 Main. 
Wilson A. & G., 95 Main. 

I.IIMrK, PLA.STER, «&€. 

Bixby Brothers, 89 N. Burdick. 

Cock & Thomas, 111 N. Burdick. 

Dudgeon & Cobb, 99 & 106 N. Burdick. 

Fish George W., S6 Main. 

Gregg C. D., 29 Main. 

Grimes & Sweetland, 89 Willard. 

Kellogg & Holtenhouse, 56 N. Burdick. 


Denison RoUin C, Sheridan House. 
Furst & Hotop, 51 Water. 
Goss Samuel F., rear Burdick House. 
Hays Charles J., 32 N. Rose. 


Bixby Brothers, 89 N. Burdick. 
Grimes & Sweetland, 89 Willard. 
Kellogg & Holtenhouse, 56 N. Burdick. 
Moore Ferguson & Gale. 


Johnson & Sherman, 96 N. Burdick. 

Winslow George W. & Co., 15 and 17 Portage. 


Cave James, 2 Gull Road. 
Helmstetter Philipp, 85 N. Burdick. 
Hurd & Fox, 33 Potter. 
Jeffrey & Graham, 3 Oak. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 







K^es. TSTo. 3 Lovel St.^ 



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O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


I* BAuHmniii m mwmp 







"Warni^ Cold a^nd Steam Baths. 

P^arms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


Maloy & O'Neill, 9 S. Burdick. 

liicliardson c% Wattles, 21 S. Burdick and 37 N. Burdick. 

Tyrrell & Button 168 Main. 

Unseld John, 60 Water. 

Wilkinson William, 19 Portage. 

Waterbury & Miller, 39 N. Burdick and 160 Main. 


Gaboon Miss L. A., 83 Main. 
Sebring Mrs. D. A., 78 Main. 


Gaboon Miss L. A., 83 Main. 
Capen Gbarles G., 107 Main. 
d'Arcambal Agnes, 129 Main. 
Israel M. & Co., 147 Main. 
Morse W. Jr., 131 Main. 


Broad well Elias H., 50 S. Park. 
Gapell Columbus, 22 East Av. 
Capell F. II., 33 Comstock Road. 
Hough tailing Peter, 37 Comstock Road. 
Nelson Henry J., 73 Academy. 


MILLER MILES B., 131 Main. 

Woodhams Brothers, 40 N. Burdick. 


Hall George D. B., 20 S. Burdick. 


Kalamazoo Gazette, (weekly,) 99 Main. 

Kalamazoo Telegraph, (daily and weekly,) 24 S. Burdick. 

The Present Age, (weekly,) 111 Main. 


Bragg & Potter, 141 Asylum Av. 
Davis Erasmus, 15 Grant. 
Portage Nursery, 180 Portage. 
STEARNS JAMES N., 17G Asylum Av. 


Blakeman & Phillips, 18 N. Rose. 
Empire Organ Co., 87 Main. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 



Born & Gunn, 7 S. Burdick. 
Brainard & Brookfelt, 59 Water. 
Hollister George E., 32 S. Burdick. 
Janes Winfield S., 69 Water. 
Smith R. & Son, cor. Main and N. Burdick. 
Southworth Randall W., 40 N. Burdick. 
Walsh Robert, 40 N. Burdick. 
Wood R. & Co., 59 Water. 


Bingham Harry L., 112 Main. 
GloVer William H., 118 Main. 
Montague C. S. & Co., 103 Main. 
Packard Cullen C, 137 Main. 
Perry & Douglass, 116 Main. 
Stark William L., 29 N. Burdick. 


Aikin Nathan J., 116 Main. 
Ayres James S., 122 Main. 
Chapin L. C, 3 S. Bunhck. 
Cornell J. R., 223 Main. 
Finch Aurelius S., 49 S. Park. 
Fiske Ira W., 3 S. Burdick. 
Hitchcock Homer O., 68 S. Burdick. 
King & Warren, 150 Main. 
Laubenstein A. D., 3 S. Burdick. 
Lyon George W., 119 Main. 
MOLIERE JAMES W., 105 Main. 
Mottram William, 60 S. Burdick. 
Porter Moses, 3 S. Burdick. 
Pratt Foster, 124 Main. 
Sill Joseph, 150 Main. 
Southard William B., 47 Lovel. 
Stilwell William T., 53 Main. 
Sud worth Bishop B., 22 Portage. 
Sullings Hervey, 122 Main. 
Weyburn William, 6 N. Burdick. 
Wheaton Mrs. William G., 27 S. West. 


Cock <fe Thomas, 111 N. Burdick. 
Dudgeon & Cobb, 99 & 106 N. Burdick. 
Johnson H. M , 28 Porter. 
Sebring J. L. <fc Co., rear 103 Main. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 



Jones & Gibson, 6 Asylum Av. 


Hall G. D. B., 20 S. Burdick. 
Prentice A. T., 116 Main. 


KELLOGG JAMES C, 24 N. Burdick. 
Munsell Austin C. 16 East Av. 
Shaw Marshal B., 55 N. West. 


Brown & Henderson, UN. Burdick. 
Frunkish Charles, 83 N. Burdick. 


Dorris A. IL, 102 Main. 
MILLER MILES B., 131 Main. 
Wells James M., 21 S. Burdick. 


Whitney William, 10 Asylum Av. 


Stich, CahiU & Co., 32 Church. 


Johnson & Sherman, 98 N. Burdick. 
Matheson Alexander, 94 Water. 


Beerstecher Chailes A., 12 S. Burdick. 


Bretzel A. Rudolph, 121 Main. 
Cohn Adolph, 35 N. Burdick. 
Cummings Frank M., 6 N. Burdick. 
Lilienfeld D. c<fc Bro., 112 Main. 
Rannev Alfred H., 24 N. Burdick. 
Reed & Kelloirg, 10 S. Burdick, 
Welsh & Hays, 93 Main. 


Brown & Henderson, UN. Burdick. 
Lays C. & Co., 95 Main. 


Carder, Gilbert & Co., 133 Main. 

Are Agts. for the ^Etna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 



Ames Henry C, Burdick Flouse. 
Cole Myron, 32 N. Rose. 
Johnson John W., 32 N. Rose. 
Landon Elisha, 84 S. Burdick. 


Coder Mrs. J. F., 65 N. Burdick. 

Hartman Mary, (col'd,) 176 Kalamazoo Av. 

Hedgebeth Mary, (coPd,) 16 Walbridge. 

Hill Clarrisa, 56 Willard. 

Hoedemaker Jane, 36 Locust. 

Macklinda Bridget, 64 Willard. 

Parks Kittie, 56 Willard. 

Pollard Rachael, 29 Wallbridge. 

Taylor Rosannah, (col'd,) 66 Willard. 

Walters Mary, 45 Portage. 

Wonzor Virginia, (col'd,) 45 Willard. 


Evits Myron H., 158 Main. 
Leavitt & L'heureux, 128 Main. 
McCain Benjamin, 144 Main. 
Prentice Alonzo T., 116 Main. 
Wortley Alfred C, 120 Main. 


Martin Charles, 118 S. Burdick. 
Windoes J. Jr., 99 S. West. 


Dudbridge Alice L., 13 S. Burdick. 
Payne Mrs. H. L., 144 Main. 


Mann S. H., 20 Pine. 


Stowell, Corsett & Co., 10 Portage. 

O. N. ifc T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 


Adair George, farmer, h. 80 Centre. 

Albers Garret J., bartender, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Alexander Pauline, bds. 40 Hayward. 

Allen Clarisa K., bds. 125 Grand. 

Allen George W., h. 112 Grand. 

Allen Henry I., (Henry I. A. & Co.,) h. 125 Grand. 

Allen Henry I. & Co., (Henry I. A. & Kate A. Baldy,) hard- 
ware, 144 Grand. 

Allen Jonas, b. 52 West. 

Allen Josephine, domestic, 160 Grand. 

Allen Mary E., dress maker, 112 Grand, h. same 

Allen Sarah T., bds. 52 West. 

Allerton Huron T., farmer, h. 153 Cass 

Allison Ettie E., (A. & Smith,) bds. Eliza. 

Allison & Smith, (Ettie E. A., & Luie A. S.,) millinery and 
dress making, 154 Grand. 

Armstrong Francis S., clerk, h. 187 Grand. 

.Vttlebury James, carpenter, h. 72 Lyon. 

Austin Harriett C, h. 82 Pine. 

Baldy Kate A., (Henry I. Allen & Co.,) h. 83 Eliza. 

Baldy Paul R., h. 83 Eliza. 

Baptist Church, Rev. A. L. Vail, pastor, 90 Cass, cor. Pine. 

Barber Samuel N., farmer, h. 40 Grand. 

Barks Rachel, domestic, Prairie Ronde House. 

Barney Bros., (Sullivan R. & Rush C.,) hardware, 98 Main. 

Barney Rush C , (Barney Bros.,) h. 85 Centre. 

Barney Sullivan R., (Barney Bros.,) h. 52 West. 

Barnum Bolivar, physician, 97 Cass, h. 93 Cass. 

Bass George W., (col'd,) barber, 139 Grand, h. same. 

Bauer Jacob, boots and shoes, 155 Grand, h. 159 Grand. 

Bawden Charles, blacksmith, h. 37 Pine 

Bawden Joseph H., printer, bds. 37 Pine. 

Beals Alex., mason, h. 115 Cass. 

Beals George, mason, bds. 115 Cass. 

Beals Thomas, mason, bds. 115 Cass. 

Beebe Mary C, dressmaker, bds 79 Centre. 

tracts, ifcc, No. 100 Main Street, 2d iloor, Kalamazoo, Micb. 


Beebe Nelson M., farmer, bds. 79 Centre. 

Beebee Wealthy, bds. 68 Holmes. 

Bell John, drayman, bds. 61 Pine. 

Bell Lewis, laborer, bds. 38 Centre. 

Bell Porter, laborer, h. 61 Pine. 

Benedict Oscar, carpenter, h. 199 Grand. 

Bennett Bildad, h. 55 Eliza. 

Bennett Dewitt C, carpenter, h. 68 Cedar. 

Bennett Hudson, laborer, h. 52 Eliza. 

Bennett Malon, laborer, h. 63 Cherry. 

Bessey Horace Gr., painter, h. 83 Pine. 

Bessey Othaniel M., boarding house. 64 Hayward. 

Bogardus Rebecca, saleswoman, bds. 152 Grand. 

Bonfoey Anson, carpenter, h. 211 Grand. 

Bow Daniel, farmer, h. 39 Grand. 

Bowman Henry C. Farmer, h. 79 Lincoln. 

Bowman Michael J., painter, bds. 28 Hayward. 

Boyce Ann, washerwoman, h. 60 Cherry. 

Brackitt William IL, painter, h. 86 Eliza. 

Braut William P., carpenter, bds. 64 Hayward. 

Breese Abner, h. 58 Cherry. 

Briggs Emeline, bds. 67 Hayward. 

Briggs John W., physician, 113 Grand, h. 105 Grand. 

Broadwell Charles painter, h. 133 Cass. 

Brown Abner S., blacksmith, 72 Eliza, h. 51 Eliza. 

Brown Amelia A., bds. 38 Eliza 

Brown Charles A., h. 76 Vienna. 

Brown E. Lakin, farmer, h. 38 Eliza. 

Brown AVilliam H., printer, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Brownlee Elizabeth, bds. ij() El'za. 

Brownlee Ilellen, bds. 66 Eliza. 

Brownlee Margaret, bds. 66 Eliza. 

Brownlee Thomas, h. 66 Eliza. 

Budrow John L., carpenter, h. 82 Clay. 

Bunyan Albert W., carpenter, h. 92 Eliza. 

Burgess Lucy, h. 85 Centre. 

Burhans Isaac, laborer, bds. 38 Eliza. 

Burnett Marvin J., builder, 51 Hayward, h. 50 West. 

Burson Joseph W., cabinet maker, bds. 16 Fine. 

Buxton Charles H., sash maker, bds. 84 Pine. 

Cane Eliza A., bds. 160 Grand. 

Caswell Willi:.m, carpenter, h. 82 Vienna. 

Cedar Park Seminary, William T. Smith, Principal, 61 Cedar. 

Chapman John, hostler, h. 199 Grand. 

Cobb Carrie B., student, bds. 45 Clay. 

Cobb Frank D., student, bds. 45 Clay. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Cobb Jerome T., lumber dealer, h. 37 Cedar. 

Cobb M. R. & Co., (Moses R. C, E. R. Dyckman, Marshal 
Haley, Isaiah W. Pursel,) bankers, 130 Grand. 

Cobb Moses R., (M. R. Cobb & Co.,) h. 89 Grand. 

Cobb William B., clerk, bds 37 Cedar. 

Cole Elisha, laborer, h. 85 Pine. 

Cole James, laborer, h. 37 Clay. 

Cole William L., wheat buyer, h. 77 Lincoln. 

Collins Ann, tailoress, bds. 67 Pine. 

Conkling Hudson W., millwright, bds. 80 Cedar. 

Cook Alpheus, sawyer, h. 82 Cedar. 

Corbin Eliza, dress maker, h. 48 Pine. 

Cornell Albert, farmer, bds. 59 Centre. 

Cornell Emeline, h. 59 Centre. 

Cornell Laplate, farmer, bds. 59 Centre. 

Cressler Moses, peddler, bds. 80 Eliza. 

Crossen Charles, laborer, 103 Lyon. 

Cunningham Barney, tailor, 135 Grand, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Dale Almira, music teacher, bds. 38 Clay. 

Dale Frederick, h. 38 Clay. 

Daley John, laborer, h. 2 Eliza. 

David Jonathan B., carpenter, h. 9 Fine. 

Davis Mary, milliner, 118 Grand, h. same. 

Dentler Frank D., clerk, bds. 37 Cass. 

Dickson Mary W., boarding house, 72 Lyon. 

Dix Sally, h. 50 West. 

Dolman Edward, miller, h. 17 Mill. 

Dresskell William M., music teacher, h. 199 Grand. 

Duncan Amanda H., bds. 38 West. 

Duncan Henry E., Groceries and Crockery 135 Grand, h. 38 West. 

Dyckman E. B., (M. R. Cobb & Co., and Pursell & Co.,) h. 37 

Earl John, (Pursel & Co.,) h. 37 Eliza. 

Earle Jesse P., Agent St. J. V. R. R., h. 75 Clay. 

Edkin George W., carpenter, h. 33 Mill. 

Eggleston Frederick, farmer, h. 68 Holmes. 

Ellis Charles, physician, h. 195 Grand. 

Ellis Hall, Charles Ellis proprietor, 166 Grand. 

English John, trackman, bds. 112 Eliza. 

Ellsworth Philip M., farmer, h. 50 Grand. 

Ellsworth Selim B., dentist, 150 Grand, h. 67 Pine. 

Fanckboner George C, h. 69 Holmes. 

Fellows & Brother, (Osro S. & Solomon,) founders and machin- 
ists, 9 Duncan. 

Fellows Osro S. (F. & Brother,) bds. 8 Duncan. 

Fellows Solomon, (F. & Brother,) h. 8 Duncan. 

Aorents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 


Felt Ella L., bds. 37 Cedar. 

Ferguson John, shoemaker, bds. 64 Hayward. 

Finlay 11. Henry, prop'r Schoolcraft Herald, bds Prairie Ronde 

Finlay William, billiard saloon, 166 Grand, h. 99 Eliza. 
Finn Erastus, laborer, h. 86 Lyon. 
Fisiier P]lla L., dressmaker, bds. 131 Grand. 
Fisher Henry A., butcher, h. 88 Pine. 
Fisher William, constable, h. 116 Cass. 
Fisher William 2d, butcher, 132 Grand, h. 38 Centre. 
Foley Owen, trackman, bds. 300 Grand. 
Follett John, trackman, h. 300 Grand. 
Ford Louisa,, domestic, 50 Cass. 
Fox George E., clerk, bds. 69 Grand. 
Fox John J., laborer, h. 73 Clay. 
Fox Julia, bds. 103 Lyon. 
Fox William H., physician, h 69 Grand. 

Francis David H., dry goods, groceries, hats, 152 Grand, h. same. 
Francis Lewis, salesman, bds. 152 Grand. 
Frank Henry C, farmer, bds. 36 Grand. 
Frank Stephen W., farmer, h. 36 Grand. 
Fredenburgh Charity, bds. 47 Cass. 
Freeman Mclancthon, grocer, h. 58 Eliza. 
Fried Elizabeth, cook, Prairie Ronde House. 
Friedenburgh Andrew 0., mason, h. 103 Cass. 
Gadey Charles, engineer, h. 13 Mill. 
Gage William, teamster, bds. Prairie llonde House. 
Gainsley Christian IL, (Stuart & G.,) h. 187 Grand. 
Gee Charles W., physician, h. 42 Pine. 
Giddings George, laborer, bds. 64 Hayward. 
Gillet Lydia, domestic, Prairie Ronde House. 
Gingles Christopher C, carpenter, h. Prairie Ronde. 
Goodrich David S., h. 42 Hayward. 
Grannen James, laborer, h. 80 Lincoln. 
Grant Mary, milliner, bds. 84 Pine. 
Grant Sylvester, carpenter, h. 84 Pine. 
Griffiths Thomas, banker, 129 Grand, h. 47 Caaa. 
Grimes Mary, domestic, Prairie Ronde House. 
Haines Eliza, bds. 56 Cjay. 
Hale Hebert W , bds. 45 Clay. 
Hale James M., salesman, bds. 45 Clay. 
Hale Marshal, (M. R. Cobb & Co.,) grocer, 128 Grand, h. 45 

Hale Oliver A., salesman, bds. 45 Clay. 
Hall John, (col'd,) barber, 135 Grand, h. 59 Holmes. 
Hanes William, farmer, h. 60 Grand. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


Hanks Ebenezer B., painter, h. 91 Centre. 

Harbou John W., bank clerk, bds. 47 Cass. 

Harding Jacob, carpenter, h. 19 Grand. 

Harper Robert, section foreman St. J. V. R. R., h. 112 Eliza. 

Hatch Henry B., clerk, bds. 60 Cass. 

Hatch & Miller, (Oscar R. H. & P. D. M.,) druggists. 146 Grand. 

Hatch Oscar R., (H. & Miller,) h. 60 Cass. 

Hawkins Levi, jeweler, 146 Grand, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Hawkins Samuel, cooper, h. 76 Centre. 

Hawkins Walter, (coFd), barber, bds. 59 Holmes. 

Hayes Ferdinand A. S., clerk, h. 67 Hay ward. 

Hays Charles A., school teacher, bds. 64 Hay ward. 

Hays John S., carpenter, h. 48 Hay ward. 

Hays Robert, carpenter, h. 46 Hay ward. 

Hemenway S. bds. 47 Cass 

Henderson John, laborer, h. 66 Centre. 

Hendricks Jacob E., boarding stable 188 Grand, h 81 Pine. 

Hepworth Mary, chambermaid, Prairie Ronde House. 

Herman Franklin A., carpenter, h. 9 Fine. 

Herman Lawson D., peddler, h. 133 Grand. 

Hiesrodt Lawrence, teamster, h. 57 Centre. 

Hiesrodt Martin, mason, h. 57 Cherry. 

Hiesrodt Samuel, student, bds. 69 Pine. 

Higgins Catherine, domestic, 38 Centre. 

Hilligis Osborne, mason, bds. 59 Centre, 

Hilt Anna, domestic. 69 Grand. 

Hilton Alby R., painter, bds. 235 Grand. 

Hilton George W., cabinet maker, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Hilton James M., carpenter, h. 91 Centre. 

Hilton John, farmer, h. 235 Grand. 

Hinckley Hiram, shoemaker, bds. 131 Grand. 

Hite Frank, teamster, h. 73 Lincoln. 

Hogsett James, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Hosley William H., hostler, h. 80 Vienna. 

Howard C. C, student, bds. 72 Hay ward. 

Hubbard E., printer, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Hubbard Rev. William G., pastor Presbyterian Church, h. 31 Centre. 

Hudson Richard, tinsmith, h. 74 Pine. 

Hunt William H., farmer, bds. 199 Grand. 

Hurlbut A. E., school teacher, bds. 49 Cass. 

Hurlbut Edward, carpenter, bds, Prairie Ronde House. 

Hynes Frederick R., carpenter, h. 89 Eliza. 

Ide Erastus E., millwright, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Ingram Fanny, bds. 90 Grand. 

James George R., druggist, 120 Grand, h. 20 Grand. 

Jenkins William C., carpenter, h. 71 Cherry. 

O. N. ifc T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


Johnson Jacob, cooper, 74 Centre, h. 78 Eliza. 

Jones Benjamin 13., blacksmith, h. 86 Eliza. 

Justus George H., boots and shoes, 148 Grand, h. 13 Grand. 

Keel Abraham, carpenter, bds. 64 Hayward. 

Kester William 8., clerk, h. 47 Cedar. 

Kimberly Daniel, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

King Joshua E., carpenter, h. 76 Lyon. 

King Thomas E.., carpenter, res. town. Schoolcraft. 

Kirby James F., farmer, h. 61 Eliza. 

Kline Lewis L., bds. 196 Grand. 

Knable Simon, music teacher, bds. 38 Clay. 

Knapp Helen A., bds. 45 Clay. 

Knapp Lewis, farmer, bds. 160 Grand. 

Knight Godfrey E., (Smith K. & Vickery,) bds. 196 Grand. 

Knight John T., h. 196 Grand. 

Kohl Herman, billiard saloon, 167 Grand, h. 70 Holmes. 

Lambert Francis A¥., porter, Prairie Ronde House. 

Landing Horton, carpenter, bds. 64 Hayward. 

Larmer Wright, carpenter, bds. 64 Hayward. 

Larooy Cornelius, laborer, h. 65 Centre. 

Larooy Cornelius, Jr., laborer, h. 65 Centre. 

Lehr Matilda, domestic, 93 Cass. 

Ludevic Samuel, student, bds. 36 Grand. 

Lynch Richard G., carpenter, bds. 33 Mill. 

Lyon Anna, h. 72 Hayward. 

Mahan Peter, laborer, bds. 68 Main. 

Marchand August, cabinet maker, bds. 72 Lyon. 

Major James, carpenter, h. 41 Cedar. 

Mason Henry H., engineer, bds. 99 Eliza. 

Masonic Hall, 146 Grand. 

Matteson Alcina, domestic, 38 Eliza. 

McCall Alexander, h. 53 Clay. 

McCall James R., farmer, h. 76 Vienna. 

McClure Lyman B., shoemaker, h, 94 Centre. 

McCreary John, grocer, 127 Grand, h. 69 Pine. 

McCreedy Asa, planing mill, sash, doors, blinds, and lumber yard. 

98 Eliza, h. 105 Eliza. 
McCreedy Gilson, planer, bds. 105 Eliza. 
McFee George W., cooper, h. 223 Grand. 
McKinstry Andrew, lawyer, h. 68 Centre. 
Merrill Carl A., livery, 153 Grand, h. 47 Grand. 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Wm. Rice, pastor, 81 Grand. 
Mills Mrs. 0. C, h. 89 Pine. 

Miller P. D., (Hatch & M.,) bds. Prairie Ronde House. 
Miller Sarah, 38 Clay. 
Miller Vienna, domestic, 47 Hayward. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 


Molan William, trackman, bds. 300 Grand. 

Monroe Mary S., domestic, 196 Grand. 

Morrison Sarah J., h. 75 Lincoln. 

Myers H. B. & Sons, (George A., Charles E. & Henry B.,) furni- 
ture warerooms, 140 Grand. 

Myers Charles E., (H. B. M. & Sons,) bds. 16 Fine. 

Myers George A., (H. B. M. & Sons,) h. 16 Fine 

Myers Henry B., (H. B. M. & Sons,) h. 59 Hay ward. 

Myers Mary A., music teacher, bds. 59 Hay ward. 

Nevens S. S., blacksmith, bds 20 Grand. 

Newton George, blacksmith, bds. 47 Eliza. 

Nichols Lila H., bds. 37 Cedar. 

Noble Albert U., harness maker, 110 Grand, b. 53 Clay. 

Noble Horace C, tailor, 154 Grand, h. 39 Hay ward. 

Odd Fellows Hall, 148 Grand. 

Orndorff John, h. 19 Centre. 

Osterhout Edwin, (Slowey & 0.,) bds. 81 Pine. 

Osterhout Peter, lumber dealer, 115 Eliza, h. 123 Eliza. 

Owen Jane, domestic, 37 Clay. 

Owen Noah W., laborer, h. 28, Hay ward. 

Owen William IL, laborer, bds. 28 Hay ward. 

Parish James, laborer, bds. 68 Centre. 

Parmeter Asher, harness maker, 50 Eliza h. same. 

Parsal Albert, bakery, 100 Grand h. same. 

Patten William IL, h. 58 Cedar. ^ ^ 

Perkins Henrietta, domestic, Prairie Ronde House. 

Perley James P., carpenter, h. 54 Centre. 

Peterson Alfred, laborer, bds. 84 Cass. 

Phillips William, blacksmith, 106 Grand, h. 47 Eliza. 

Pierce Joseph, carpenter, h. 59 Cass. 

Porter Dyson, farmer, h. 89 Eliza. 

Post Office, John McCreary, post master, 127 Grand. 

Prairie Ronde House, 145 Grand. 

Presbyterian Church, Rev. Wm. G. Hubbard, pastor, 49 Clay. 

Price C, bds. 33 Mill. 

Purdy Abihal, h. 84 Cass. 

Purdy Charles H., bds. 61 Centre. 

Purdy DeWitt C, clerk, bds. 89 Cass. 

Purdy Edgar K., gunsmith, bds. 84 Cass. 

Purdy Elijah K., gunsmith, h. 80 Grand. 

Purdy Hannah, domestic, 52 Pine. 

Purdy Richard J., h. 89 Cass. 

Purdy William IL, carpenter, h. 61 Centre. 

Pursel Caroline S., school teacher, bds. 44 Centre. 

Pursel & Co, (Isaiah W. P, John, Earl & E. B. Dyckman) pro- 
prietors fl<)uring mills, 2. Mill. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Co's. 


Pursel & Co, (I. W. P., John, Earl & E. B. Dyckman) dry goods, 

crockery, boots & shoes, 126 Grand. 
Pursel Isaiah W., (M. R. Cobb & Co, and Pursel & Co,) h. 37 

Pursel Peter F., farmer, h. 103 Lyon. 
Putney Abram, bartender, Prairie Ronde House. 
Putney James, planer, bds. 99 Eliza. 
Rath Alexander B., clerk, bds. 64Hayward. 
Rawson Alexander, shoe maker, h. near flouring mill. 
Reed Benjamin B., h. 11 Fine. 

Reeser Mrs. M. M., milliner & dressmaker, 160 Grand. 
Reeser William, carpenter, h. 160 Grand. 
Repass Jacob B., harness maker, h. 105 Centre. 
Rice William, pastor M. E. Church, h. 52 Pine. 
Roberts Joseph, carpenter, h. 76 Eliza. 
Rouse German M., farmer, h. 19 Centre. 
Rouse Melisa, h. 90 Grand. 

Rue Charles L., tinner, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 
Schoolcraft Herald, R. Henry Finlay prop'r, 167 Grand. 
Schoolcraft Steam Elevator, Smith & Struble propr's, 131 Cass. 
Selleck Hubbard H., foreman Asa McCreedy's planing mill, h 93 

Sessions Julia A., h. 84 Vienna. 
Shirley Samuel H., planer, h. 68 Grand. 
Sidler Philip, student, bds. 37 iiiliza. 
Simmons John, joiner, h. rear 110 Cass. 

Slowey & Osterhout, (W. E. S. & Edwin 0.,) tinners, 133 Grand. 
Slowey William E., (S. & Osterhout,) tinsmith, bds. Prairie 

Ronde House. 
Smith Charles V., furniture and insurance agent, 150 Grand, h. 

66 Eliza. 
Smith Edwin S., (S, Knight & Vickery,) h. 50 Cass. 
Smith Erastus, bds. 50 Cass. 
Smith Hannah, h. 43 Pine. 
Smith Henry P., farmer, h. 62 West. 
Smith, Knight & Vickery, (Edwin S. S., Godfrey E. K. and 

Stephen V.,) dry goods, 154 Grand. 
Smith Luie A., (Allison & S.,) h. 66 Eliza. 
Smith Lovina, school teacher, h. 110 Cass. 
Smith Mrs. M. A., h. 219 Grand. 
Smith Orrin, farmer, h. 89 Eliza. 
Smith Perry, teamster, h. 21 Mill. 
Smith Richard, shoemaker, h. 42 Eliza. 

Smith & Struble, (V. C. S. and Daniel S.,) proprietors School- 
craft steam elevator office, 130 Grand. 
Smith Seneca, township clerk, h. 44 Centre. 

O. N. iJb T. F. aiDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Reut 


Smith Thaddeus, farmer, h. 62 West. 

Smith Theodore W., farmer, bds. 44 Centre. 

Smith V. C, (S. & Struble,) bds. Prairie llonde House. 

Smith William T., principal Cedar Park Seminary, and county 

Sup't of schools, h. 110 Cass. 
Snyder William H., clerk, h. 47 Hay ward. 
Southworth Catharine, dress maker, bds. 79 Centre. 
Southworth George, farmer, h. 97 Grand. 
Spencer Joseph, miller, h. 70 Pine. 
Spitzer Garrett J., confectioner, 131 Grand, h. same. 
Spitzer Mrs. G. J., dress and cloak maker, 131 Grand, h. same. 
Spragne John, laborer, bds. 38 Eliza. 
Stabler Hettie, domestic, 103 Lyon. 
Stebbins John, carpenter, h. 20 Hayward. 
Stilwell Josiah, teamster, h. 54 Vienna. 
Stilwell Libbie, 37 Cass. 
St. Joe Valley Railroad Depot, 132 Cass. 

Stom Andrew J., barber, 128 Grand, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 
Strew John D., mover of buildings, h. 62 Centre. 
Strong William, marble dealer, 90 Grand, bds. 74 Pine. 
Stuart David R., salesman, bds. 69 Grand. 
Stuart & Gainsley, (William S. & Christian H. G.,) dry goods, 

142 Grand. 
Stuart William S., (S. & Gainsley,) res. Gourdneck Prairie. 
Sweet Edward R., clerk, bds. 64 Hayward. 
Taylor Preston, h. 97 Grand. 
Taylor Walter, clerk, bds. 97 Grand. 
Tetteroff Sarah, domestic, 37 Clay. 

Thomas Nathan M., president village of Schoolcraft, h. 49 CasB. 
Titmar Thomas, laborer, h. 42 Eliza. 
Townsend Gilbert L., farmer, h. 56 Clay. 
Troxel Edmund, prop'r Prairie Ronde House, 145 Grand. 
Tupper William R., engineer, h. 44 Cedar. 
Tweedie Thomas, agent Grover & Baker sewing machines, h. Ill 

Tyler William, carpenter, bds. 44 Cedar. 
Underwood Charles, blacksmith, 47 Pine, h. 62 Cas?. 
Underwood Theodore J., clerk, bds. 62 Cass. 
Unsold Mary, bds. 159 Grand. 
Utter James, cooper, h. 68 Centre. 
Utter Martha A., domestic, 45 Clay. 
Vail Rev. Albert, pastor Baptist Church, h. 42 Cedar. 
Vanderlinder Isaac, laborer, h. 56 Centre. 
Vansickler Walter W., carpenter, h. 75 Vienna. 
Van Steel John, laborer, h. 60 Holmes. 
Van Zandt John C, painter, h. 70 Pine. 

Are Agts. for the ^Ina, Home, City Fire, and other Ins Col«. 


Vickerj Stephen, (Smith, Knight & V.,) bds. 38 Cass. 

Vickerj Zila, h. 38 Cass. 

Virgil George, painter, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Ward Thomas W., miller, h. 80 Ct^dar. 

Wells Warren A., school teacher, bds. 74 Pine. 

Westervelt James D., photographer, 160 Grand, h. same. 

Westner Thomas, laborer, h. 41 Centre. 

Wheatley John B., m'illwright, bds. 76 Eliza. 

Wheaton William, civil engineer, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Wheeler Charles F., book keeper and insurance agent, h. 68 West. 

Wheeler Freeland, builder, h. 203 Grand. 

Wilkinson J. H., bds. 79 Centre. 

Wilkinson Mary C, dress maker, bds. 79 Centre. 

Wilkinson Sallie E., milliner, bds. 79 Centre. 

Wilkinson Samuel C, h. 79 Centre. 

Wilson Benjamin B., County Treasurer, h. 48 Cass. 

Wilson David A., sticker, h. 89 Eliza. 

Wiltse Benjamin, laborer, bds. 47 Grand. 

Wood Otis, carriage painter, h. 79 Vienna. 

Wooster Charles W., schoolteacher, bds. 105 Grand. 

Wright Henry J., carriage maker, h. 40 Hay ward. 

Zane William T., blacksmith, h. 82 Lincoln. 


Dealer in afl kinds of 



Elegant Parlor and Chamber Sets. 

Ready-Made & Trimmed to order in best possible manner. 

Metalic Burial Cases constantly on hand. 

O. N. & T. p. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Adams Charles S., switchman M. C. R. R., h. 35 Maple. 
Alfred Harriett N., photographer, 127 Battle Creek. 
Alfred Moses W., physician, 162 Battle Creek, h. 133 Main. 
Allen Rev. Joshua W., pastor Congregational Church, h. 231 

Battle Creek. 
Althouse Elizabeth, tailoress, h. 62 Main. 
American Express Co., Henry Labbitt, agt., 99 Main. 
Armstrong Phebe A., domestic, 13 Pearl. 
Baptist Church Rev. Hiram B. Fuller, pastor, 142 Main. 
Barber & Brother, (Lewis J. & Richard H.,) grocers 150 Battle 

Barber Lewis J., (B. & Brother,) h. 5 Grove. 
Barber Richard H., (B. & Brother,) h. 228 Battle Creek. 
Barber William H., clerk, bds. 228 Battle Creek. 
Barton Samuel, cooper, h. 32 Washington. 
Batt William, h. 79 Main. 
Beach Lysander C, h. 118 Battle Creek. 
Beadle Sarah, bds. 70 New. 
Beckwith Alonzo D., clerk, h. 68 Main. 
Beckwith Ezra, drugs and dry goods, 101 Main, h. 76 Rail 

Bennett Lavina E., bds. Prairie House. 
Bestor Horatio A., (Sage <fe B.,) h. 160 Battle Creek. 
Bestor Mrs. S. B., millinery and dress making, 160 Battle Creek, 

h. same. 
Birge Cornelius W., farmer, h. 219 Battle Creek. 
Blackburn Richard, merchant tailor, 154 Battle Creek, h. 52 

Blake George E., ( Brown & B.,) h. 93 Main. 
Blake William A., ( Gates & B.,) h. 12 Grove. 
Blanchard Samuel E., shoemaker, h. 6 Grove. 
Blass Andrew, farmer, h. 16 Division. 
Blass William, president village, h. 128 Battle Creek. 
Bogardus Henry W., farmer, h. 24 Washington. 
Bostwick George W., farmer, h. 217 Battle Creek. 
Bostwick Milo B., farmer, h. 217 Battle Creek. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Brininstool Alanson, farmer, h. 104 Kail Road. 

Bristol J., blacksmith, h. 125 Main. 

Bristol 8., Justice of the peace, 110 Main, h. 106 Main. 

Brockway 'Albert A., clerk, bds. 101 Main. 

Brockway Daniel D., h. 101 Main 

Brown & Blake, (George H. B., & George E. B.,) blacksmiths, 

89 Main. 
Brown George H., (B. & Blake,) h. 74 Battle Creek. 
Brown Sarah P., h. 95 Main. 
Burdick Andrew J., (B. Brothers,) h. 141 Main. 
Burdick Brothers, (Andrew J., & William A.,) druggists, 112 

Burdick Lankford, farmer, h. 67 Main. 
Burdick Mrs. Alvin, bds. 1 Grove. 
Burdick William A., (B. Brothers,) h. 112 Main. 
Burrell Frederick K., wagon manuf. 21 Mill, h. 169 Battle Creek. 
Burroughs Newell A., sawyer, h. 213 Battle Creek. 
Burroughs Orrin, physician, h. 129 Main. 
Bush Harvey M., clerk, bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Butterfield Zimri W., machinist, h. 1 Main. 
Byington Coral, cabinet maker, h. 30 Main. 
Byington Dorr, farmer, bds. 12 Grove. 
Carmer Peter S., saddle and harness manuf 149 Battle Creek, 

h. 78 Main. 
Cassidy Annie, tailoress, bds. 54 Main. 
Cassidy Francis, trackman, h. 54 Main. 
Cassidy Luke, bds. 54 Main. 
Cassidy Luke, Jr., trackman, h. 54 Main. 
Cassidy Thomas, trackman, h. 54 Main. 
Chase Edmund, h. 159 Main. 

Chesebrough Lyman H., carpenter, h. 44 Rail Road. 
Clark Amanda, h. 62 Main. 
Clark Frank, packer, h. 5 Centre. 
Clark Frank E., bds. 6 Centre. 
Clark Nancy, h. 215 Battle Creek. 
Clark Sarah, bds. 215 Battle Creek. 
Clark Zuba, h. 6 Centre. 

Clements Frank, laborer, bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Coggan William, farmer, h. 215 Battle Creek. 
Cogswell Allen W., baggage master, h. 34 Rail Road. 
Cogswell Erastus T., station agt., h. 143 Main. 
Colburn George, barber, 106 Main, bds. 171 Main. 
Commings James R., farmer, h. Kalamazoo Road. 
Commings Sherman, bds. with James R. Commings. 
Conely William B., jiortrait painter, bds. 72 Battle Creek. 
Congregational Church, Rev. Joshua W. Allen, pastor, 1 Church. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 


Cornell Edwin, clerk, Prairie House. 

Cornell Hiiam K., shoemaker, h. 9 Washington. 

Cornell Ferry, propr. Prairie House, cor. Main & Battle Creek. 

Cornell Watson, clerk, Prairie House. 

Cory Charles A., bds. C9 Battle Creek. 

Cory Franklin, bds. 69 Battle Creek. 

Cory Isaac, carpenter, h. 69 Battle Creek. 

Corey Joseph, farmer, h. 56 Main. 

Crissey Theodoret W., principal Union School, h. 70 Rail Road. 

Cross Hull M., (C. & Russell,) h. 28 Mill. 

Cross Orange L., laborer, h. 98 Rail Road. 

Cross tfc Russell, (Hull M. C. & Loomis W. R.,) wagon maunfs. 

30 Mill. 
Crossett Corydon D., barber, 105 Main, h. 171 Main. 
Curtis Benjamin F., farmer, h. Gull Road. 
Daken & Bro., (Stephen M. & Thaddeus D.,) shoemakers, 147 

Battle Creek. 
Daken Stephen M.. (D. & Brother,) h. 227 Battle Creek. 
Daken Thaddeus D., (D. ifc Brother,) h.l54 Main. 
Daniels Cornelia, hoop skirt maker, bds. 103 Main. 
Daniels David H., h. 103 Main. 
Daniels Jennie, hoop skirt manuf 103 Main. 
Davis Mary, cook, Prairie House. 
Davis Salina, h. 211 Battle Creek. 
Decker William, brakeman, h. 155 Main. 
Dellenbeck Daniel, farmer, h. Kalamazoo Road. 
Derby Sylvenus, painter, h. 98 Rail Road. 
Dewey Annie, bds. 137 Main. 
Dickey John, clerk, bds. 76 Rail Road. 
Dickey William, laborer, bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Dickie John II., clerk, bds. 68 Main. 
Dunning Levi, flirmer, h. 86 Rail Road. 
Durkce Jason W., carpenter, h. 197 Battle Creek. 
Dwight Harriett N , domestic, 20 Rail Road. 
Earl Luella, domestic, 140 Battle Creek. 
Eastman Elias, h. 9 Grove. 
Eldred Henry, tinner, bds. 76 Rail Road. 
Engle AUie A., bds. 68 Main. 
Evers Diana, dress maker, bds. 22 Battle Creek. 
Evers Francis M., farmer, bds. 22 Battle Creek. 
Evers Frank O., school teacher, bds. 22 Battle Creek. 
Evers James K., school teacher, bds. 22 Battle Creek. 
Evers John, farmer, h. 22 Battle Creek. 
Evers Olive A., school teacher, bds, 22 Battle Creek. 
Fink John B., laborer, bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Fish Emma, chambermaid, Prairie House. 

tracts, &c.» No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, KalamazoOi Micb. 


Fish Melissa S., boarding house, 14 Grove. 

Forbush George, farmer, h. 78 Battle Creek. 

Fuller Rev. H. B , pastor Baptist Church, h. 208 Battle Creek. 

Galesburg Agricultural Association Grounds, North end Di- 

Galligan Charles P., propr. Galligan Hotel, 103 Battle Creek. 

Galligan Hotel, Charles P. Galligan, propr. 103 Battle Creek. 

Gates & Blake, (Lyman M. G. & William A. B.,) hardware, 
cor. Battle Creek and Main. 

Gates Lyman M , (G. & Blake,) h. 202 Battle Creek. 

Gillis Edwin, (Proctor & G.,) h. 53 New. 

Godfrey George W., carpenter, h. 32 Main. 

Good Templars' Hall, 118 Main. 

Gould Theresa, school teacher, bds. 136 Main. 

Gray Samuel S., joiner, bds. 234 Battle Creek. 

Greenleaf & Co., grocers, 93 Main. 

Greenleaf William, (G. & Co.,) h. 20 Rail Road. 

Gregory Seth, tinner, bds. 79 Main. 

Grimes Johnson, farmer, h. 25 Main. 

Guilfus Betsey, h. 39 Washington. 

Halsey Charles, bds. Galligan Hotel. 

Hall Charles E , harness maker, bds. 78 Main. 

Hall Henry, wheat buyer, h. 9 Grove. 

Harris Champlin, (D. & C. H.,) h. 124 Battle Creek. 

Harris Charles, clerk, bds. 124 Battle Creek. 

Harris Daniel, grocer, h. 148 Main. 

Harris Daniel, (D. & C. H.,) 144 Battle Creek. 

Harris D. & C., (Daniel & Champlin,) billiard saloon. 144 Bat- 
tle Creek. 

Hawxhurst Claudius, dentist, 118 Main, bds. 79 Main. 

Hawver Frederick Y., farmer, bds 207 Battle Creek. 

Hawver Peter F., farmer, h. 207 Battle Creek. 

Higgins Abbie L., school teacher, bds. 82 Rail Road. 

Higgins William, farmer, h. 82 Rail Road. 

Hill Andrew H., mason^ h. 48 Rail Road. 

Hoag Abel, painter, h. 13 Division. 

Hodges George S., livery, 18 Pearl, h. 66 Rail Road. 

Hodgman Francis, county surveyor, 165 Battle Creek, bds. 76 
Rail Road. 

Holcomb Alanaon R., h. 11 Grove. 

Holcomb Horace M., dry goods and groceries, 152 Battle Creek, 
h, same. 

Holden James P., drover, h. 137 Main. 

Holmes Hamblin, carpenter, h. 12 Washington. 

Hopkins Enos T., cabinet maker, 136 Battle Creek, h. 97 Battle 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


Horsefall Elizabeth, bds. 199 Battle Creek. 

Hubbard Albert, drover, h. 153 Main. 

Hunting Daniel L., farmer, h. 23 Washington. 

lUeck James, laborer, bds. 66 Rail Road. 

Imus Mortimer D., patent right dealer, h. 50 Main. 

Jacobs Burban, butcher, 146 Battle Creek, h. 31 Maple. 

Jenkins George, druggist, 112 Main, h. same. 

Johnson George L., druggist, bds. 1 Grove. 

Johnson Peter, h. 71 New. 

Johnson Russel F., h. 1 Grove. 

Johnson Sarah M., h. 10 Grove. 

Johnson Truman H., farmer, bds. 10 Grove. 

Joj Ira, farmer, h. 5 Battle Creek. 

Joy Ira, Jr., farmer, bds. 5 Battle Creek. 

King William H., carpenter, h. 74 Rail Road. 

Kitson Richard, tailor, h. 9 Pearl. 

Knapp William H., farmer, h. 223 Battle Creek. 

Labbitt Henry, agent American Express Co., 99 Main, h. 199 

Battle Creek. 
Lane Charles H., farmer, h. 14 Main. 
Lane Peter T., blacksmith, h. 95 Main. 
Lay Alexis M., (Schroder & L.,) bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Lewis Lurinda, bds. 205 Battle Creek. 
Lewis Maxson F., mason, h. 205 Battle Creek. 
Lindsley Hiram, cooper, bds. 95 Main. 

Lockhart George A., blacksmith, 24 Mill, h. 204 Battle Creek. 
Lockhart George W., tinner, bds. 204 Battle Creek. 
Ludlow Caroline, domestic, 122 Main. 
Lynch James L., dry goods, groceries and crockery, 118 Main, 

h. 122 Main. 
Lynch Leslie J., clerk, bds. 122 Main. 
Lynch Matilda, bds. 122 Main. 
Lynde I. B., clerk, bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Mansfield Beulah, bds. 207 Battle Creek. 
Mason Anthony L., (M. & Wing,) 14 Mill. 
Mason & Wing, (Anthony L. M. & Benjamin F. W.,) millers, 

14 Mill. 
Masonic Hall, 116 Main. 
Mathers William, stock buyer, h. 69 New. 
McCarty Alonzo N., billiard saloon, 140 Battle Creek, h. 66 

McClary James, mason, h. 52 New. 
McCollum George, carpenter, h. 72 Battle Creek. 
McGinnis Alice, domestic, 12 Grove. 
McGinnis William, bds. 12 Grove. 
Mead Hiram, trackman, h. 94 Rail Road. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


Meeker Thomas G., Grocer, 129 Battle Creek, bds. Prairie House. 

Metcalf George L., blacksmith, h. 195 Buttle Creek. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. George W. Sherman, pastor* 
58 Main. 

Michigan Central Passenger Depot, 104 Battle Creek. 

Milham Martin, clothing and furnishing goods, 105 Main, bds. 
14 Grove. 

Mills Willard, tailor, 101 Main, h. 60 Kail Road. 

Miner Lewis C, laborer, h. 25 Washington. 

Morey Eli, painter, 70 Main, res. Augusta. 

Morton Mrs. R. & Baldwin, (Mrs. R. M. & Eleanor B.,) mil- 
linery and dress making, 105 Main. 

Muhlenberg Frank P., grocer, 158 Battle Creek, h. 5 Washing- 

Mundy George W., telegraph operator M. C. R. R., bds. Gal- 
ligan Hotel. 

Munn Abigail, bds. 14 Grove. 

Newcomb Charles W., cooper, bds. 24 Washington. 

Newman Celia M., h. 52 Rail Road. 

Oatmnn Ezra P., night watch M. C. R. R., h. 62 Town lino 
Road cor. New. 

O'Connor Patrick, trackman, bds. 54 Main. 

Odell Austin, trackman, h. 94 Rail Road. 

Odell Austin H., trackman, h 94 Rail Road. 

Odell John, laborer, h. 42 Washington. 

Odell Stephen E., blacksmith, bds. 94 Rail Road. 

Osgood Augustus B., jeweler, 105 Main, bds. 14 Grove. 

Palmer Frank M., bds. Prairie House. 

Pardy Henry, laborer, h. 90 Rail Road. 

Perry James, clerk, bds. Prairie House. 

Perry Kate, domestic, Prairie House. 

Pierce JeiFerson, laborer, h. 26 Main. 

Post Office, Henry D. Rogers, Post Master, 32 Mill. 

Potts Henry, h. 139 Main. 

Potts Philip, farmer, h. 234 Battle Creek. 

Powers Susan, bds. 139 Main. 

Prairie House, Perry Cornell, propr. cor. Main & Battle Creek. 

Priest George L., laborer, bds. 18 Rail Road. 

Priest Harriet, bds. 18 Rail Road. 

Proctor A. H , (P & Gillis,) h. 64 Main. 

Proctor & Gillis, (A. H. P. & Edwin G.,) tinners, 148 Battle 

Ransom Albert E., clerk, bds. 152 Main. 

Ransom Roswell, farmer, h. 152 Main. 

Reading Henry H., agent Signor <fe Reading, bds. 64 Main. 

Reading Washington L., (Signor ifc R.,) 158 Battle Creek. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


Redding John D., farmer, h. 18 Rail Road, 

Rice William F., miller, bds. 16 Division. 

Richardson George O., painter, h. 98 Battle Creek. 

Richmond James B., shoemaker, bds. 89 Battle Creek. 

Roberts Alvah C, printer, h. 19 Washington. 

Robinson Lewis N., carpenter, h. G7 New. 

Rogers Amos H., asst. post master and news dealer, 32 Mill, 

^ bds. 13 Pearl. 
Rogers D. K., grocer, 9 Pearl, h. 70 New. 
Rogers Henry 1)., Post Master, h. 13 Pearl. 
Rogers Joim, bds. 223 Battle Creek. 
Rogers William, bds. 70 New. 
Rowland Polina, tailoress, h. G2 Main. 
Rowley Clark, dentist, bds. 1 Grove. 
Russell Almon, wagon maker, bds. 30 Main. 
Russell Loomis W., (Cross & R.,) h. 46 Main. 
Russell Sarah J., h. 30 Washington. 
Sage & Bestor, ( Luther M. S. & Horatio A. B.,) boots & shoes, 

156 Battle Creek. 
Sage Luther M., (S. & Bestor,) h. 71 Main. 
Scarbrough Eliza J., domestic, 204 Battle Creek. 
Schramling Jonas, shoe maker, bds. 95 Main. 
Schroder Henry, farmer, h. Kalamazoo Road. 
Schroder John, dry goods, groceries and furs, 165 Battle Creek, 

h. 179 Battle Creek. 
Schroder & Lay, (William S. & Alexis M. L.,) dry goods, 116 

Schroder William (S. & Lay,) bds. 179 Battle Creek. 
Scott William, harness maker, h. 11 Washington. ' 
Searles Ira, laborer, bds. Galligan Hotel. 

Shafer James M,, photograj^her, 101 Main, bds. 76 Rail Road. 
Shafter Hugh, farmer, h. north end Town line road. 
Shafter James, farmer, h. Gull Prairie Road. 
Sherman Rev. Geoi'ge W., pastor M. E. Church, h. 69 New. 
Sherwood Stephen B., h. 238 Battle Creek. 
Sherwood Thalia, bds. 67 New. 
Signor George A., (S. & Reading,) res. Jackson. 
Signor Harriett, h. 234 Battle Creek. 
Signor <fc Reading, (George A. S. & Washington L. R.,) cigars 

and tobacco, 158 Battle Creek. 
Simmons Mrs. George, h. 44 Main. 
Slack Benajah, cooper, bds. 5 Church. 
Smith Edward P., mason, h. 81 Battle Creek. 
Smith Emma J., school teacher, bds. 128 Battle Creek. 
Smith John G., cooper, 17 Mill, h. 5 Church. 
Smith Patrick, laborer, h. 40 Rail Road. 

Are Agts. for the ^tna. Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Go's. 


Smith R G., clerk, bds. 79 Main. 

Southwell Martin L,, cabinet manuf., 70 Main, h. 119 Battle 

Spalding Warren D., farmer, h. 60 Rail Road. 

Spaulding Mrs. W., h. 22 Main. 

Stanard Mr., farmer, h. 64 Town line road. 

Staring Benjamin F., mason, h. 230 Battle Creek. 

Stetson David R., salesman, bds. 1 Grove. 

Stevenson Obediah L., mason, h. 51 New. 

Stewart Erastus, painter, h. 229 Battle Creek. 

Stewart George, bds. 229 Battle Creek. 

Stewart George W., joiner, bds. 234 Battle Creek. 

Stone Cass, peddler, h. 69 New. 

Streator John Q., clothing, 103 Main, bds. 79 Main. 

Struble Charles W., clerk, h. 129 Battle Creek. 

Struble George, blacksmith, h. 44 Main. 

Struble Wesley, clerk, bds. 129 Battle Creek. 

Struble William, farmer, h. 31 Main. 

Sumner Alonzo B., lawyer and insurance agent, 110 Main, h. 
144 Main. 

Sumner John, shoe maker,, 103 Main, h. 34 Washington. 

Sumner William, mason, bds. 34 Washington. 

Sutton Frank T., carriage smith, h. 132 Main. 

Towsley Alverdo, bds. 148 Battle Creek. 

Towsley Charlie A., cabinet maker, 142 Battle Creek, h. 138 
Battle Creek. 

Towsley Lenardo H., grocer, 148 Battle Creek, h. same. 

Towsley Susan, milliner, 138 Battle Creek, h. 140 Battle Creek. 

Towsley William, bds. 140 Battle Creek. 

Towsley William O., h. 140 Battle Creek. 

Truax George D., carpenter, h. 38 Washington. 

Union School, Theodoret W. Crissey, principal, 180 Rail Road. 

Upjohn Uriah, physician, 182 Main, h. same. 

Ure William E., blacksmith, bds. Prairie House. 

Van Buren Anson D. P., insurance agt., 116 Main, h. 6 Wash- 

Vandebogart John L. D., cooper, h. 31 Washington. 

Yandusen Julia, h. 67 New. 

Vanmeter Henry, wagon maker, h. 89 Battle Creek. 

Vansickler Jane, domestic, 12 Grove. 

Vansickler John S., farmer, h. 2 Battle Creek. 

Vansickler Melinda, bds. 2 Battle Creek. 

Vansickler Samuel P., farmer, bds. 2 Battle Creek. 

Van Vleet R. S., justice of the peace, 116 Main, h. 136 Main. 

Warren J. Franklin, farmer, bds. 115 Battle Creek. 

Warren Julius F., farmer, h. 115 Battle Creek. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Warren Mary J., school teacher, bds. 115 Battle Creek. 

Warren Mrs. George, teacher, painting & drawing, bds. 6 Centre. 

Wheeler Nathaniel B., drayman, h. 284 Battle Creek. 

Whitcom Charles, carpenter, h. 201 Battle Creek. 

Whitcom William, carpenter, h. 201 Battle Creek. 

Whitford Porter H., wheat buyer, h. 54 Kail Koad. 

Whitford Theodore, tinner, bds. Prairie House. 

Whiting Ann, h. 93 Battle Creek. 

Whiting Ann & Josephine, millinery & dress making, 91 Main. 

Whiting Fannie, milliner, bds. 93 Battle Creek. 

Whiting George W., butcher, h. 128 Main. 

Whiting Josephine, bds. 128 Main. 

Wightman Eli P., tobacconist <fc confectioner, 162 Battle Creek, 

bds. 2 Rail Road. 
Wightman George R., physician, h. 2 Rail Road. 
Williams John W., bds. 202 Battle Creek. 
Willson Harriet, h. 14 Washington. 
Winans Abijah P., farmer, h. 15 Division. 
Wing Benjamin F., (Mason & W.,) h. 149 Main. 
Wing Betsey A., h. 224 Battle Creek. 
Wise Eli, miller, bds. 79 Main. 
Wise Levi, miller, bds. 79 Main. 
Wiseman Joseph S., peddler, h. 62 Main. 
Young Converse T., trackman, h. 109 Battle Creek. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Co's. 


Alford Lyman T., machinist, bds. Augusta Hotel. 

Alvord Mrs. P., weaver, h, 13 Chestnut. 

Alvord Phineas, clerk, h. 13 Chesnut. 

American Express Co., C. W. Cock agent, 16 East Canal. 

Anderson Jennie, servant. 49 Webster. 

Anderson Rev. Joseph, pastor Congregational Church, h. 86 Van 

Andrews Charles, farmer, h. 6 Water. 
Andrews C. W., ( Crane & A.,) h. 35 Webster. 
Armstrong Alvin A., h. 82 Clinton. 

Ashley Otis Gr., harness maker, 28 Webster, h. 72 Van Buron. 
Augusta Hotel, John L. Mc Cord prop'r,50 Fulton. 
Augusta mills (flouring, )E. W. Griffin, & Co. prop'rs, 2 East 

Auten Nathaniel, carpenter, h. 58 Convis. 
Baright Edwin D., (Stringham & B.,) h.ll2 Clinton. 
Batt Lewis D., ( Bracy & B.,) h. 83 Fulton. 
Bent]ey E. H,, carpenter, bds. 95 Fulton. 
Bentley Isaac, shoemaker, bds, 60 East Canal. 
Bentley Isaac C, shoemaker, bds. 60 East Canal. 
Bovie & Church, (William B. & Charles S. C.) drugs & groceries 

41 Webster. 
Bovie's Hall, 41 Church. 

Bowne John B., dry |?:oods, 27 Webster, h. 102 Webster. 
Bowne Mrs.S. P., h. 3 Chestnut. 
Bracy & Batt, (Edwin C. B. & Lewis D. B.,) planing mill, 1 

Bracy Cornelius, mason, bds. 35 Church. 
Bracv Edwin C, (B. & Batt,) h. 35 Church. 
Bradish C. M. C, clerk, bds 53 West Canal. 
Brown & Karcher, (Phoebe C. B. & Emelino K.,) dress makers, 

11 Webster. 
Brown Lorenzo F., dealer in agricultural implements, h. 52 

Brown Luther J., grocer, 17 Webster, h. 18 Fayette. 
Brown Phoebe C, (B. & Karcher,) h. 18 Fayette. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 


Burdick Charles, h. 26 Fayette. 

Burdiek Harlow, h. 32 Cass. 

Burdick Ida, bds. 26 Fayette. 

Burnett William H., harness maker, h. Fulton. 

Burson Joseph W., carpenter, h. 97 West. 

Campion Michael, tailor, 28 Webster. 

Cannan Cornelius, trackman, h. 40 Fayette. 

Cannan William, trackman, bds. 40 Fayette. 

Carpenter Edward M., ( E. W. Griffin & Co.,) res. Albany N. Y. 

Carpenter H., miller, bds. Augusta Hotel. 

Church Charles S., ( Bovie & C.,) bds. Augusta Hotel. 

Church Edwin B., groceries & billiard rooms, 23 Webster, h. 30 

Cock C. W. & Co., ( C. W. & John L. Cock,) forwarding and 

commission merchants, 16 East Canal. 
Cock Charles W., ( C. W. Cock & Co.,) h. 44 Clinton. 
Cock John L., ( C. W. Cock & Co.,) h. 90 Clinton. 
Coddington Edwin, farmer, h. north end W^ebster. 
Coleman Susan, (col'd) servant, 44 Clinton. 
Congregational Church, Rev. Joseph AndtTSon, pastor, 58 Van 

Bur en. 
Cook Warren, clerk, bds. 102 Webster. 
Cooley Elias, shoemaker, 105 Fulton, h same. 
Crane & Andrews, ( Lewis C. & C. W. A.,) grocers, 35 Webster. 
Crane Charles, butcher, bds. 41 West Canal. 
Crane Lewis, ( C. & Andrews and C. & Scudder,) li.41 West 

Crane & Scudder, (Lewis C. & Nelson S.,) Grocers, 34 Webster. 
Cross Alice A., Servant, 53 West Canal. 
Dean J. A. & Co., ( J. A. J). & George Weeks,) druggists, 29 

Dean Josiah A., farmer, h. 110 Clinton. 
Delano Philander L., carpenter, h. 101 West. 
DeWolf Angeline, milliner, bds. 37 Webster. 
Dole Franklin, butcher, bds. 29 Church. 
Dole John, painter, h. 29 Church. 
Doyle Annie, cook, Augusta Hotel. 
Fisher John H., physician, h. 89 Fulton. 
Flint Joseph W., laborer, bds. 121 Chestnut. 
Foster Marshal, clerk, bds. 27 Webster. 
Gardner Calvin, laborer, h. 56 AVashington. 
Geiger Charles H., harness maker, bds. Fulton. 
Good Templars' Hall, 51 West Canal. 
Gregory Richard, farmer, h. Battle Creek road. 
Griffin E. W. & Co., (Elias AV., G. ife Edward M. Carpenter,-) 

prop'rs Augusta flouring Mills, 2 East Canal. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 


Griffin Elias W., ( E. W. G. & Co.,) res. Albany, N. Y. 

Griffin William A., cooper, h. 99 Fulton. 

Hale Lorenzo D., (Wood, Pool & Co.,) res. Ann Arbor. 

Hall Frank B., carpenter, h. 100 Webster. 

Hall George, harness maker, bds. Augusta Hotel. 

Harvey Henry, laborer, h. 22 Cass. 

Harvey John, wagon manuf. 53 Clinton. 

Havens Henry C, shoemaker, bds. 51 Cherry. 

Havens J. G., dentist, 39 Webster,h. 56 Chestnut. 

Hensell John H., farmer, h. 109 West. 

Hensell Margaret, h. 61 Church. 

Hensell William, laborer, bds. 61 Church. 

Hickox Charles, farmer, bds. 49 Webster. 

Hickox Hiram, cooper, h. 35 Fayette. 

Hickox Lemuel, clerk, bds. Augusta Hotel. 

Higgins William H., farmer, h. 83 West. 

Hitchcock Nancy L., millinery and dressmaking, 28 Webster. 

Holden George W., butcher, 43 Webster, bds. Augusta Hotel. 

Hollister Edwin J., jeweler, 29 Webster, h. 28 Webster. 

Hooper Anna, servant, 49 Webster. 

House George G., drayman, h. 102 Clinton. 

Hulce John h. 50 Cherry. 

Hulett Edwin L., bds. 46 Van Buren. 

Hulett Lowell, merchant, h. 46 Van Buren. 

Huntley Aaron W., millwright, h. 27 Washington. 

Huntley Elmer, clerk, bds. 27 Washington. 

Huntley Eunice, h. 27 Washington. 

Ives James, R.R. agent, h. 43 West Canal. 

Karcher Emeline, (Brown & K.,) h. Cherry. 

Karcher George S., farmer, h. 101 Clinton. 

Kavanaugh Thomas, cooper, h. 92 Clinton. 

Kent Benjamin T., clerk, bds. Webster. 

Kent Cephus, farmer, h, near north end Webster. 

Kilmer Cornelia M., h. 105 Clinton. 

Kilmer Ira, laborer, bds. 105 Clinton. 

Kilmer Jonas W., laborer, bds. 105 Clinton. 

King Ella, school teacher, bds, 60 Fayette. 

King John D., tinner, h. 60 Fayette. 

King Lucius, laborer, h. 113 Chestnut. 

King Maggie, domestic, 18 Fayette. 

LaBar Alanson, boots and shoes, 26 Webster, h. 56 West. 

Lane James, W., carpenter, h. 95 Fulton. 

Loomis Ellen, dressmaker. 

Mankie Louie, miller, bds, Augusta Hotel. 

Mason Eugene, carpenter, h. 54 Fayette. 

Mason Martin, physician, h. 26 Water. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 



Masonic Hall, 29 Webster. 
McCord Hannah M., bds. Augusta Hotel. 
McCord John L., prop'r Augusta Hotel. 
McCray Barney, h. 41 Van Buren. 
McCray Robert, trackman, bds. Augusta Hotel. 
McElheny G. H., harness maker, h. 25 Webster. 
McKay Chauncy, carpenter, h. 10 Jefferson. 
McKay Daniel, carpenter, h. 64 West Canal. 
McPherson Helen, bds. 28 Chestnut. 

Mead & Palmiter, (Marvin M. & Chas. P.,) foundry and machine 
works, 10 Chestnut. 

Mead Marvin, (M. & Palmiter,) h. 67 Jackson. 

Merrill Mrs. B. M., millinery and dressmaking, SI \A ebster, li. 

Merrill Sarah, milliner, bds. 37 Webster. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, Bev. Augustus W . Torrey pastor, 
100 Fulton. 

Michigan Central B. B. Depot, J. C. Pray agent, 2 Webster. 

Milspaugh Arthur, farmer, h. 28 Chestnut. 

Milspaugh Hiram E., bds. 28 Chestnut. 

Murphy William W., laborer. 

Moore William B., h. 35 Van Buren. 

Newton Seymour, farmer, bds. 49 Webster. 

Nichols Annie, servant, 50 Convis. 

Norton Mary,bds. 29 Church. 

O'Brien John, clerk, Augusta Hotel. . tj . i 

Owen Charles W., employee M. C. B. B., bds. Augusta Hotel. 

Palmiter Charles, (Meade & P.,) h. 19 Fayette. 

Palmiter Hannah, h. 19 Fayette. 

Parks Henry, butcher, h. 72 West Canal. 

Patterson Caleb K., physician, 49 Webster, h. same. 

Peak Harvey, barber, bds. 17 Webster. 

Peer Samuel H., blacksmith, h. Battle Creek Boad. 

Perry Alexander E., post office clerk, bds Augusta Hotel. 

Perry James S., carpenter, h. 20 Cass. 

Pettit B. C, painter, h. 113 Chestnut. 

Phelps, Charles S., painter, h. 27 Church. 

Phetteplace Jay, Post master, bds. Augusta Hotel. 

Pierson George B., mfller, h. 36 Fulton. 

Pool Henry D., (Wood. P. & Co.,) h. Van Buren. 

Pool Nathan F., blacksmith, 94 Chnton. 

Post Office, Jay Phetteplace, postmaster, 12 East Canal. 

Prater James H. photographer, h. 51 West Canal. 

Pratt Allen, farmer, h. Battle Creek Boad. 

Pray Julian C, agent M. C. B. B. and telegraph operator, bds. 
28 Webster. 

Aleuts, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, MichigaiL 


Radley Joseph, cooper, bds. 49 Webster. 

Ralston James W., carpenter, h. North end Webster. 

Randall Sylvenas H., farmer, h. 105 West. 

Reynolds Job T., carpenter, bds. 61 Cherry. 

Rice John F., warehouseman, h. 28 East Canal. 

Ridley George W., carpenter, h. 26 Cass. 

Rorabeck George, clerk, bds. 53 West Canal. 

Saunders George W., wagon maker, 48 Fulton, h. 40 East Canal. 

Scudder John R., flour packer, h. 97 Webster. 

Scudder Nelson, (Crane & S.,) h. Ross Township. 

See Alanson H., carpenter, h. 61 Cherry. 

Seeley Nathan B., carpenter, h. 95 Clinton. 

Shotwell Mrs. S. P., tailoress and dress maker, 66 Van Buren. 

Shotwell Samuel P., boots & shoes, 52 Webster, h. 66 VanBuren. 

Silence David, (col'd,) barber, 17 Webster, h. Clinton. 

Skillman Edgar, laborer, h. 50 Convis. 

Smith Oliver R., justice of the peace, h. 64 Yan Buren. 

Solomon Joseph, mason, bds. 26 Water. 

Solomon Jonas F., mason, bds. 26 Water. 

Soper Franklin M., blacksmith, 49 Clinton, h. 3 West Canal. 

Sprague Alonzo S., hardware, 39 Webster, h. 53 West Canal. 

Sprague Caleb M., farmer, h. 76 Jackson. 

Sprague Ferdinand, h. 66 Fayette. 

Sprague Lathrop S., clerk, bds. 53 West Canal. 

Stover Joseph, blacksmith, 50 Clinton, h. 27 Webster. 

Stringham & Baright, (William P. S. & Edwin D. B.,) groceries 

and crockery, 11 Webster. 
Stringham William P., (S. & Baright,) bds 112 Clinton. 
Sullivan Melissa, h. Church. 
Thompson Albert A., mason, h. 121 Chestnut. 
Thompkins Calvin E. h. 98 West. 
Tighe John D., shoemaker. 

Torrey Rev. Augustus W., pastor M. E. Church. 
Tripp John, laborer, h. 54 Convis. 
Vandercook John, R., moulder, h. 85 Fayette. 
Van Vleck John, farmer, h. 50 Convis. 
Van Vleck Philip, farmer, h. 69 Convis. 
Wait Adin C., clerk, bds. 66 Van Buren. 
Wakeley Eleazer, shoemaker, 28 Webster, h. 60 Eas^ Canal. 
Watson Sarah, milliner, h. 41 Webster. 
Webster & Co., (Alanson W., Lewis Crane, & C. W. Andrews,) 

produce and commission merchants, 35 Webster. 
Webster Alanson, wheat buyer, h. 27 Webster. 
Weeks George, (J. A. Dean & Co.) bds. 96 Fulton. 
Wells Almond H., livery and boarding stable, h. 81 Clinton. 
Wheeler Curtis B., cooper, h. 51 Cherry. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 



Wheeler James L., miller, h. 89 Clinton. 

Whitford Wilber, lime burner, h. 6 Chestnut. 

Williams John, (col'd,) porter, Augusta Hotel. 

Williams John, cooper, h. 9 Webster. 

Williamson Robert J., deputy register, h 82 Van Buren. 

Winters Thomas, carpenter, h. 3 Chestnut. 

Wolcott Samuel, laborer, bds. 83 Fulton. 

Wood Herman E., blacksmith, h. 101 Webster. 

Wood Pool & Co., (Timothy' C. W., Henry D. P., & Lorenzo 

D. Hale,) dry goods, groceries and crockery. 37 Webster. 
Wood Sarah A., school teacher, res. Charleston. 
Wood Timothy C, (W. Pool & Co.,) h. Fulton. 
Young Jacob V. W., harness maker, 25 Webster, h. 96 Fulton. 
Young Joseph E., bds. 96 Fulton. 


Ainsworth Fanny, seannstress. 
Anderson D. P., (Briggs & A.) 
Bacon C. J., saloon keeper. 
Baker Heman, farmer. 
Baker Horace A., hardware, 

flour and feed. 
Baker John W., miller. 
Baker Kichard M., miller. 
Barker Elliott H., farmer. 
Barker W. H., blacksmith. 
Barnes Alanson J., painter. 
Barnes George A., farmer. 
Barnes John W., farmer. 
Barnes Mason, farmer. 
Barton Jennie, Union Hotel. 
Boddy Isaac, wagon manuf 
Bodmer P. L., shoemaker. 
Bodmer Rosa M., dress maker. 
Boughton Isabella. 
Bowman Hannah. 
Brady Exchange Hotel, A. 

McComsey, proprietor. 

Briggs & Anderson, proprs. 

grist mill, saw and planing 

Briggs Asa, (B. & Johnson.) 
Briggs Edmond, miller. 
Briggs George H., law student. 
Briggs & Johnson, ( A. S. B. 

&> John J.,) proprs. portable 

saw mill. 
Brown Mary F., dress maker. 
Brown Minerva. 
Burdick George W., farmer. 
Burdick James, laborer. 
Burdick Julia A., domestic. 
Burdick Silas li., carpenter. 
Burr Eugene, student. 
Burr Frank, student. 
Burr M. H., druggist & Post- 

Burter Cynthia, domestic. 
Bush F. W. 
}3utt8 Harvey, laborer. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Go's. 



Caruthers William, farmer. 
Chapman Oscar W., physician. 
Chard Elijah, cabinet maker. 
Clark H M., music teacher. 
Colwell Susan. 
Congregational Church, Rev. 

Mr. Kidder, pastor. 
Cook Edson W., liveryman. 
Cook Edwin W., farmer. 
Corwell Henry H., farmer. 
Corwin Cornelia A. 
Corwin Taylor, tailor. 
Cotton Edward, carpenter. 
Cotton John, (cold) laborer. 
Covell James T., sawyer. 
Davis William, carpenter. 
Day John S., butcher. 
De Armond Charles B., mover 

of buildings. 
De Armond John, laborer. 
Deming Eldridge G., carpenter. 
Finlay H., patent right dealer. 
Finlay Thomas B., farmer. 
Finley Artie. 
Finley & Barker, (Thos. W. F. 

& Wm. H. B.,) blacksmiths. 
Finley John M., farmer. 
Finley Thos. W., (F. & Barker.) 
Foley John, hostler. 
Garland William, butcher. 
Grahams Edwin F. 
Grovenberg Betsey. 
Grovenberg Maria. 
Guilford Alfred J., livery. 
Hackett Thomas, hostler. 
Jladsell Ann, school teacher. 
Hadsell O. D., school teacher. 
Hampton Isaac, wagon maker. 
Hampton I. B., wagon manuf. 
Hawkins John W., laborer. 
Hawkins Samuel, justice of the 

Hawkins Wm. G., shoemaker. 
Hawkins Wm. T., shoemaker. 
Herson Uriah, blacksmith. 
Hice Jacob W., carpenter. 

Hill Erastus, wagon maker. 

Hill Julia, school teacher. 

Hill Lucy, school teacher. 

Hill Malcolm, physician. 

Hill Manfred, farmer. 

Hill Motram, farmer. 

Hill Norman A., physician. 

Hitts Paul, miller. 

Howard E. PI, cigar maker. 

Howard John. 

Howard Jonathan J., miller. 

Hutsel David, farmer. 

Johnson A. J., (Briggs <fe J.) 

Johnson James, laborer. 

Jones Nelson V., tinner. 

Joslin A., foreman Briggs & 
Anderson's planing mill. 

Kauselman Richard, laborer. 

Kidder Rev. J. W., pastor 
Congregational Church. 

Kimber Nathaniel J., black- 

Kimble David, hardware. 

Kingsbury Greenlee, clerk. 

Kinyon James R., mason. 

Krader John, farmer. 

Leland Abner M., carpenter. 

Leland Edgar A. 

Lemon Clark, laborer. 

Long John, merchant. 

I^yon Hiram, blacksmith. 

Lyon Mary, school teacher. 

Martin Austin, groceries. 

Mason John S.,' (M. & Robin- 

Mason & Robinson, (John S. 
M. & Zenas N, R.,) dry goods 
and groceries. 

Mason Samuel G., commercial 

McAlpine John W., carpenter. 

McComsey Andrew, propr., 
Brady Exchange Hotel. 

McElvain & Allen, (Joseph 
W. McE. & Josiah A.,) 
proprs. Union Hotel. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 



MoiFat Aaron, shoemaker. 

Moifat Albert F., trapper. 

Moffat Albert W., clerk. 

Moffat Levi, laborer. 

Moore Harrison, mason. 

Newton Lewis, laborer. 

Norton Albee, clerk. 

Norton Andrew T. 

Norton Andrew T., Jr. 

Notley Francis, farmer. 

Packard James H., teamster, 

Parker Samuel G., laborer. 

Parkhnrst Byron, farmer. 

Parkhnrst James. 

Post Office, M. H. Burr, Post- 

Ramsdell Orson, saloon. 

liayner T., merchant tailor. 

Rice John J., laborer. 

Richards Sidney, laborer. 

Richardson Solomon, groceries 
and boots & shoes. 

Reed Nicholas, farmer. 

Reky Lewis, laborer. 

Robinson Z. N., (Mason & R.) 

Rood Carrol L., school teacher. 

Root William C, carpenter. 

Sanborn Martin E., carpenter. 

Saw and Planing Mill, Briggs 
& Anderson, proprs. 

Schoonover Henry, sawyer. 

Seymour Nettie, milliner. 

Shafer Jacob R. 

Shafer Jas. M., photographer. 

Shields R. R., carriage maker. 

Slater Aaron, shoemaker. 

Sliter Anthony J., labjorer ♦ 

Smith Betsey. 

Smith Ezra, physician. 

Smith George S., carpenter. 

Smith L. L., meat market. 

Smith Leonard L. 

Spaulding Lillis G. 

Springer Warren, farmer. 

Stone F., cigar maker. 

Stratton James, carpenter and 

Strickland John A., farmer. 

Strong I. A., school teacher. 

Strong James, gunsmith. 

Struble Daniel, farmer. 

Stults Walter, painter. 

Taylor Joseph E. 

Taylor O. E. & Co., (Oscar E. 
T. & Essington Trimmer,) 
dry goods, groceries, cloth- 
ing and boots & shoes. 

Taylor Oscar E., (O. E. T. 

Thompson Seth, liveryman. 

Trimmer Essington, (O. E. Tay- 
lor & Co.) 

Union School. 

Vickers Grist Mill, Briggs & 
Anderson, proprs. 

Waters Alfred, laborer. 

Wilcox Emeline. 

Wilson James. 

Woodworth George, laborer. 

Woolverton Wm. C, farmer. 

Woolverton N. S., farmer. 

Worthington M., blacksmith. 

Yates Eden, sawyer. 

Yeomans Benjamin, mason. 

Yeomans Benona, mason. 

Yeomans Mary E., domestic. 

Are Agts. for the ^Etna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins Go's. 


Anderson Edwin B., farmer. 

Anderson Eli B., farmer. 

Anderson Eli H., farmer. 

Anderson Thomas A., farmer. 

B iker William, wagon maker. 

Baldwin W. W., dry goods and 

Barnes Stephen, laborer. 

Beach William, laborer. 

Bigelow M. J., school teacher. 

Bigelow Nathan, farmer. 

Brown Alden, gunsmith. 

Brown & Co., (Warren D. & 
Myron M.,) merchant millers. 

Brown Mary. 

Brown Myron M., (B. & Co.) 

Brown Warren D. (B. <fc Co.) 

Butcher Ephraim, farmer. 

Carter Frederick, foreman far- 
mer's mill. 

Central Flouring Mills, Brown 
& Co., proprs. 

Chase Francis H., miller. 

Colby John, laborer. 

Collins Clark, carpenter. 

Comstock Mills (Flouring,) G. 
W. Fish, propr. 

Crowell D. S., farmer. 

Croswell Lewis Cass, farmer. 

Crowell Oscar, farmer. 

Drake Aden D., shoe maker. 

Dunbar John, miller. 

Dunbar John L., packer. 

Ellsworth William W., sawyer. 

Farmers' Custom & Merchant 
Flouring Mills, G. E. Dun- 
bar <fc Co., proprs. 

Fountain Lewis, laborer. 

Gould Daniel, shoemaker. 

Hayward Horace, miller. 

Hutchinson James, cooper. 

Hyde Hiram, sawyer. 

Kelley George, farmer. 

Latham Rev. James, pastor 
Methodist Church. 

Leslie Martha A. 

Locy Fannie. 

Loveland Albert. 

Loveland David. 

Loveland Hiram, foreman Com- 
stock Mills. 

Loveland Josiah, cooper, post- 
master and grocer. 

Loveland Stephen, farmer. 

Mahoney Edward, trackman. 

Methodist Church, Rev. James 
Latham, pastor. 

Percival Montgomery, farmer. 

l^ledge John, miller. 

Post Office, Josiah Loveland, 

Price Alexander, cooper. 

Quinby Ephraim, blacksmith. 

Ryan Edward, trackman. 

Saw Mill & Cider Mill, Brown 
& Co., pro}*rs. 

Seymour Charles, farmer. 

Shand liobert, miller. 

Stieldrich Lydia. 

Sidle John A., miller. 

Smith Clark, farmer. 

Smith Edwin G., butcher. 

Thompson Robert. 

Vincent George, mason. 

Waterman Zephaniah, miller. 

White Adam, farmer. 

White Oilman. 

Wilcox John, teamster. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 




Adams Charles H., clerk. 

Adams Clark, dry goods, gro- 
ceries, &c. 

Adams Jarvis, carpenter. 

Adams Kev. Clark, farmer, 

Allen George W., carpenter. 

Allen Roena. 

Bass Jennie, domestic. 

Benson Ellen, domestic. 

Brundage Louisa, domestic. 

Carpenter Amos, farmer, 

Chappell A. D., farmer. 

Congdon Edmund D. 

Congdon Rev. T. J., pastor M. 
E. Church. 

Congregational Church, Rev. 
John Scotford, pastor. 

Crandall John, farmer. 

Crump Ross O., carpenter. 

Delano Ephraim B., farmer. 

Delano George, farmer. 

Delano Nelson, farmer. 

Delano Samuel, blacksmith. 

Deyo Elijah P., farmer. 

Dome Frank, laborer. 

Dunham Seneca, farmer. 

Earl Augustus, carpenter. 

Earl Edwin, carpenter. 

Ferguson Charles E., propr. 
Farmers' Home. 

Glen Alexander, farmer. 

Glen Erastus H., farmer. 

Harrison Emma, domestic. 

Hart George, farmer. 

Hart Lafayette, farmer. 

Hicks Ellery. 

Hicks John B., farmer. 

Holmes Alva, farmer. 

Holmes John, farmer. 

Holmes Norton B., carpenter. 

Huntley Addison, farmer, 

Huntley Ashur G., blacksmith. 

Huntley Ezekel W., farmer. 

Huntley Hollis E., farmer. 

Huntley Minerva. 

Janes Nathan W., farmer. 

Lillie Amos P., farmer. 

Lillie Frank B., laborer. 

Mason George N., farmer. 

Mayson Melville E. 

Masonic Hall. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Rev. T. J. Congdon, pastor. 

Mole Effie. 

Monroe Almon V., farmer. 

Montgomery Alonzo, farmer. 

Naragan Norton, laborer. 

Newton Milo, farmer. 

Peck Henry C, blacksmith. 

Phelps Charles, farmer. 

Piatt Thomas, farmer. 

Priest Edwin, farmer. 

Priest Martin I., farmer. 

Rosa Horatio, laborer. 

Roundy Esther C. 

Scotford Rev. J., pastor Con- 
gregational Church. 

Seymour Sarah. 

Sherman Lucy R. 

Skinner Henry, farmer. 

Skinner James M., farmer. 

Skinner Joseph, farmer. 

Skinner Ray L., farmer. 

Skinner William, farmer. 

Smith Eugene, carpenter. 

Smith Ira, farmer. 

Street John, farmer. 

Strong Robert M., physician. 

Thayer Cyrus, farmer. 

Van Antwerp Oscar, farmer. 

Wall Aaron, school teacher. 

Wickwire Geo., w^agon maker. 

Wing John, trackman. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 





Alexander John, farmer. 

Allen Job, farmer. 

Allen William, farmer. 

American Express Co., O. F. 
Coleman, agent. 

Baker Andrew J., carpenter. 

Binder Anton, trackman. 

Bishop Asahel, laborer. 

Bolinger Jacob. 

Britton George, shoemaker. 

Campbell Patrick, blacksmith. 

Clapp Ashley, clerk. 

Clapp Charles H., dry goods, 
groceries, drugs and hard- 

Colegrove Uri, farmer. 

■Coleman Oscar F., dry goods, 
groceries, boots and shoes, 
and station agt. M. C. 11. R. 

Combs George W., planer. 

Combs George W., painter. 

Combs J. E., blacksmith. 

Combs Mrs. L. 

Crandall Benjamin F., wagon 

Crandall Herman, carpenter. 

Dean William B., clerk. 

Dimmick Stoel, miller. 

Drummond J., wagon maker. 

Drummond Wm., carpenter. 

French Calvin H., carpenter. 

Gage Dimick, clerk. 

Gamble Robert, laborer. 

Gibbs Isaac, farmer. 

Graves Edwin, saloon. 

Hale William M., farmer. 

Hall Edwin D., farmer. 

Hobden John, farmer. 
Hough Lydia. 
Johnson Charles farmer. 
Johnson Frederick, farmer. 
Kellogg A. S., (K. & Bro.) 
Kellogg & Bro., (James M. Sd 

Albert 8.,) cradle manufs. 
Kellogg Clark. 

Kellogg James M., (K. &Bro.) 
Kempsey John, laborer. 
Lathan Rev. David R., pastor 

M. E. Church. 
Lee Charles W., track repairer. 
Lederer J. L., cabinet maker, 
Lesley W. J., pattern maker. 
Linton .James G., physician. 
Loring Rodolphus D. 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 
Miller Franklin, farmer, 
Millei* Peter, farmer. 
Owens Clinton, farmer. 
Payne Emery, farmer. 
Post Office, Oscar F. Coleman, 

Post Master. 
Ralston Almond, farmer. 
Renig Lewis, trackman. 
Rickard Huldah. 
Rickard John, farmer. 
Rickard Wm. H., farmer. 
Rightmire S. O., carpenter. 
Rowel Benjamin, painter. 
8chwean Henry, laborer. 
Seller Peter, trackman. 
Shafer Adam, laborer. 
Snyder Drusilla. 
Taylor Benjamin, laborer. 
Tuttle William, farmer. 

O. N. & T. F. QIDDHsTGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 




Arrowsmlth W., wa<^on maker. 
Barnes A. B., (M. P. & A. B.) 
Barnes M. P., (M. P. & A.B.) 
Barnes M. P. & A. B., dry 

goods, groceries, &g. 
Blazo Harriet. 
Boles Ivobert, blacksmith. 
Bradley Rev. Milton, pastor, 

Piesbyterian C/hurch. 
Brown Charles B., farmer. 
Brown Chester E., farmer. 
Brown Samuel T., farmer. 
Bryant Edwin, laborer. 
Buel J. IL, blacksmith. 
Buskirk Jacob 11., painter. 
Carpentei' Eliza A. 
Charles Abner, dry goods, etc. 
Charles Joseph E., clerk. 
Cummings Seymour S ^ fumer. 
Curtis Morgan. 
Dimick Keziah. 
Doolittle Wm , carriage maker. 
Doonan IVfaggie 
Eastman Leonard P., farmer. 
Eastman Nelson W., laborer. 
Etherington JoJm, shoe maker. 
Giddings JSTancy F. 
(Tilkey John L., farmer. 
Haight D. M., harness maker. 
Haw ley Reubin S., physician. 
Jackson Stiilman, larmer. 
Jowett Gcoige N., carpenter. 
Jewett Nelson, shoemaker. 
Jewett Wm. M., shoemaker. 
Jones Charles W., farmer. 
Jones Ephraim 
Logan William L., farmer. 
Love Grove Chas. PI, laborer. 
Marble Rev. Elisha, pastor M. 

E. Church. 

Martin John F,, blackmsith. 

Mason Edwin. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Rev. Elisha Marble, pastor. 

Mills Augustus, farmer. 

Mills Simeon, farmer. 

Morse Cliarles P., blacksmith. 

Odd Fellows' Hall. 

Parker Amasa S., firmer. 

Parker Justus B., farmer. 

Parmalee Charles, blacksmith. 

Patrick Stephen B., carpenter. 

Peck Elmer AL, farmer. 

Post Oltice, N. H. Walbridge, 
Post Master. 

Presbyterian Church. Rev. Mil- 
ton Bradley, pastor. 

Reed Gilbert E., larmer. 

Scoville Minor S., clerk. 

Scoville Wallace H., clerk. 

Select School, A. L. Fox, prin- 

Spauldino; Franklin B., farmer. 

Spicer Minnie, milliner. 

Sutlitf S. A. & A. B., proprs. 
Sutliff Hotel. 

Thorpe S. B., harness shop. 

Tucker Ad;un M., carpenter. 

Van Horn Angeline. 

Warn Ricliard H., farmer. 

Wells Thomas, laborer. 

West Malinda, milliner. 

Westley Otho, (col'd) laboier. 

Whitney Norman S , farmer. 

W^ood Benjamin, carpenter. 

Wood Edward, carpenter. 

Wood George, farmer. 

Wood Peter, cooper. 

Wood Susan. 

W^)odrulf Julia II. 

Rent, are Agts. for Hnderwriters, Security, and other Ins. Go's. 




Arnold Isaac. 

Baptist Church, Rev. William 
8. Roberts, pastor. 

Bates Barney, farmer. 

Bates Erastus, farmer. 

Beebe John, shoemaker. 

Bonney Abner, mason. 

Brown Charles, peddler. 

Bucklin J. D., wagon maker. 

Caniield B. J., carpenter. 

Chamberlain Joseph. 

Climax Post Office, Charles E. 
Hodgman, Post Master. 

Colton Sarah M. 

Cummings Joseph S., farmer. 

Eldred Alphonzo B., dry goods, 
crockery, groceries & hard- 

Eldred Caleb. 

Eldred Stephen, farmer. 

Eldred Thomas B., farmer. 

El well Robert, farmer. 

Gould Archibald S., laborer. 

Gould Philetus, blacksmith. 

Guchess C. B., carpenter. 

Hana John, farmer. 
Hodgman Charles E., Post 

Hodgman F., photographer. 
Hodgman Moses, shoemaker. 
Hunt Nicholas, farmer. 
Lawrence Daniel, farmer. 
Lovell L. W., physician. 
Newman James, blacksmith. 
Pierce Isaac 
Preble George, laborer. 
Reasner John, blacksmith. 
Rose Thomas C, farmer. 
Seadorf John, shoemaker. 
Seeley Oscar F., physician. 
Shaver James S., sawyer. 
Sheldon George, farmer. 
Sinclair George F., clerk. 
Swarts Daniel. 
Toby William, farmer. 
Tubbs William H., farmer. 
Wolcott Albert, farmer. 
Wolcott Hiram, farmer. 
Wolcott Hugh, farmer. 
Wolcott William, farmer. 


Austin Harry, farmer. 

Cahill Arad. 

Chubb John. 

Curran Edward, farmer. 

Durkee Ebenezer, farmer. 

Fowler James, farmer. 

Hannah Robert, farmer. 

Hawkins Jesse. 

Hill Alexander, farmer. 

Johnson Orrin. 

Laning Samuel B., farmer. 

Lathrop Daniel. 

Marsh Jay, farmer. 

Matteson Julius, farmer. 
McComsey John, farmer. 
Perry Edward. 
Phillips John, farmer. 
Pike Nathan G., farmer. 
Primer S. B , farmer. 
Smith D. M., farmer. 
Trupible Walter, farmer. 
Trumble William, farmer. 
White E. N., farmer. 
Williams John, farmer. 
Zimerman Clayton. 












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