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Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 18G8, by 


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


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The ensuing pages ara respectfully presonted to the public 
with tliis osnrdium. 

Upliam in his preface to the hiatury of tho Salem Witchcraft 
(involving, to a large extent, the history of tho town.) saj'B ; 
"It is one of the distinguishing charaL'teristics of the human 
being that he loves to eontemplale the scenes of the past, and 
desires to have his own history hnrne down to the future." 
The character, actions, and. fortunes of our predeeossors in the 
stage of life, not only prove interesting to those who eome 
after them, but serve a very important purpose in the way of 
instruction, experience and eneouragement. "We have found, in 
our eifurts 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 ; hut ever as we 
progressed the field has grown wider and more attractive, the 
interest has increased, and the »iew become more extended. 
In the liistory of tho 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 tho 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 onl) a Directorj 
(if Kalamazoo Village, but as the work of canvassing progressed, 
wc were convinced of the importance of adding a Directory of 
Schoolcraft. The business connection between Kalamazoo and 
Galesburg, so intimate and estensive, 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 eareful canvass of these two enterprising villages. 

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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 nliich 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 ne were induced 
to undertake the enterprise not for profit only but for the purpose 
of providing a work at once uBcfu! 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 invaJuablo 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 p\iblication of our first Directory, in 1867, the progress 
of Kftlaniazoo County and Village has been so marked that we deem 



it approjiriate here to set forth statistics which ne have gathered 
touching on this point, including tlie history of the growth of the 
County since 1840. The following is a statement from the Cen- 
sus Keport of the population of Kalamazoo County for the years 
1840, 1850, 1860, 1804 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 fen 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 120,276 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 ii 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, I860 9,607. 

1867. 7,150. 

Increase in two years, 2,457. 

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Number of names in Directory of Kalamazoo Village, 16C9, . 3,894. 
" 1SC7, 2,491. 

Increase, 1.403. 

Number of dwelling 1> mis os in 1869 1,84S. 

1867, 1,494. 


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

Schoolcraft, 903 

Gralesburg 873 

Augusta, 538 

Brady 490 

Cooper Centre, 232 

Gull Corners, 196 

Oshtemo, 162 

Comstock, 177 

Climax, 138 





EnlerprisiHg Business IHeD asd Reliable Dealers. 

Purchasers will find these fiiins 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, 

Albrecbt A., hats, caps and furs, pac-e 'A'Zb 






Ailing Lawrence prepared o i t ird 

Ashby & Co s ^roeera 

Bassett it Bate wholesale groce 

Biiumjm N & Co brewers 

Bee be i. Finch grocers 

Beebe & *!cttt rlothmg 

Bennetts li Stna boofa and fahoes 

Bingham Harry L phoWgrapher 

Boughton J A g ocer 

Brown B M &. Bro merchant uuUers 

Brown & Hpnder on Baddlerj and trunlvS 

Burlin^ham N H phning mill 

Burrell Brithers carrHj^es wagons sleighs etc 

Clark Will am B & Stn dry ),ood 

Cobb T S Sill A. Co crockery 

Oock & Thoma elevator ind flouring mill 

Codington H W builder 

D'Arcamb 1 C S druggist 

Deniaon R C livery and boarding stable 

Dewing i. Kent doors sash and blinds 292 

Dodge Geo tCo agricultural foundry nd machine nork 110 

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

Dudgeon & Cobb, grain and produce dealers, 264 

Dunbar G. E.,& Co , merchant Dii Hers, opposite title page, 

Earl k Trobing, resta,urant, 278 

Empire Organ Co., organ manufacturers, 198 

First National Bank, 224 

Fish & Crane, grocers, 16 

Frankish, Charles, harness 186 

Giddiuga & Brown, lawyers, 292 

Glynn & Phetteplace, Kalamazoo Houso, 337 

Green, James, harness, 248 

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

Hawkins, S., tin, and coppersmith, 250 

Hill Bohert F., lawyer, 274 

Horn Robert, City Hotel, 194 

Howard Robert R., hardware, outside front cover 

Ishell & Daytfln, boots & shoes, 242 

Jacobson S. E., 338 

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

Johnson & Sheldon, dru^ists,., .opposite inside front cover 

Johnson & Sherman, marble works, opposite inside back cover 

Kabmazoo, Allegan and Grand Rapids E. R., 240 

Lamb W, E., carriage trimmer, 274 

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

Laubenstcin Dr. D. A., physician, 337 


Lawrence W S & Co founders ^nd machinists 200 

Leai itt % L heureui witches and jewelry 226 
LoMAX &. Clark G-azette Steam Printiii„ House front flj Icjf 

Lym Brothers paper dealers 326 

Mann Samuel H wood and haj 284 

Martin Charlei fur gloie and whip lash nianufaeturi,r 262 

Matheson Alex cut stone 210 

Michigan National Bank 224 

Miller Miles B sewing machines ^07 

"H here James W physician 266 

Moore Joseph grocer 254 

Morse W Jr millinery and fancy ^ods 274 

Mun_er Ohamplin & Co dry feoods 182 

PirkerGeo W drj goods 208 

Parker H ^ hats capa and fur 208 

Parsons fe Wood hardware 266 

Payne Mrs H 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 

Schabcrg 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 E. W., painter 231 

Stark W. L., photographer, 296 

Stevens, H. M., crockery, 214 

St. Joseph VaUey R. R 222 

Stone Brothers, Kalamazoo Telegraph, 306 

Stowell, Corsett & Co., yankee notions 242 

Underwoods, clothing, 32fi 

Walsh R., Painter, 231 

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

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

Woodhams Bros., musical uifirehandhc, opposite title page, 

Wortley A. C., watches and jewelry, 288 



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

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

Ames Mrs. Henry C, dress and cloak maker, 14S Main. 

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

Bassett & Bates, wholesale grocers, 100 Main. 

Blanchard John, laborer, h, 36 ComBtock Road. 

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

Bowser Over, laborer, bds 9 Potter. 

Bowser Rola, laborer, h. 9 Potter. 

Br^nard & Brookfelt, (Frederick B. & Joseph B.,) painters, 

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

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

Church Joseph, foreman Goss' livery stable, h. 9i{ Main. 
Closterman Cornelius, carriage maker, h, 50 North. 
D'Arcambal Agnes, millinery and fancy goods, 129 Main. 
Desenberg Meyer, (B. Deaenberg Sn Co.,) h. 06 S. Burdiek. 
Dudbridge Alice L., hair dealer, 13 S. Burdiek, h. same. 
Dudbridge Sarah B,, dress maker, 13 S. Burdiek, h. same. 
Button Joseph P., carriage maker, h. 35 N, Rose. 
Gale Nathan A,, pump nianuf., h. cor. Pitcher and Ransom. 
Geiger John, ( G. & Heron,) 23 N. Burdiek. 
German Maggie, music teacher, bds. 220 Main. 
Graves Luther, produce dealer, h. 22 Kdwards. 
Green Clara, dreffi and cloak maker, 143 Main, h 7 Potter. 
Harlen Elizabeth, h. 11 Jasper. 

Hilton Rev. J. V., pastor Presbyterian Church, bds. 220 Main. 
Isbell Henry, (I. & Dayton,) h. 33 I^vel. 
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 Charlea P., propr. City Hotel. 
Underwood Hiram, clothing and gent's furnishing goods, 27 N. 

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



Wholesale & lelail 


ITo. 13 SoTitli Burdick Street, 

Kalamazoo, Michegan. 

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TiiK chroniclers ol the growth and prosperity of Kalamazoo 
have neither been many nor volumlnouB — those who have dila- 
ted, upon its natural beauty, its rapid development, from an ob- 
Rcure 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 fects relating to the 
settlement and growth of this village and arrange them in some- 
thing like chronological order. Tlie appreciation with which 
that attempt was received, by our citizens, encourages the 
writer to undertake another chronicle, in which not only the 
\-illage but the diiferent 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 necessar 
I'y to make a consecutive narration, w^hat was contained in the 
volume above referred to; but, bea^ning at the first of things, 
shall, as far as practicable, give new matter. 

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



It has also many lakes, some of them several miles in extent, the 
remains, do doubt, of a vast sea that once covered the whoie 
country extending north from the Gulf of Mexico, to Hudson's 
Bay. The inequalities left in the assorted drift, upon the wlth- 
diawal of the submer^ng ocean, remained tilled with water, 
which, by constant drainage to the sea, with accessions of fresh 
water only, have becom.e our inland lakes. The highest plateau 
of ground in the county is in Oahtemo, the railroad station in 
that township, being upwards of 200 feet above the river, at 
Kalamazoo (and *i50 feet aboi'e Lake Michigan), the gi-ade rising 
from the r^hvay station, at Kalama^^oo, 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 llondc, 
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 Itoss is 197 
feel above the lake, Kalamazoo viili^e has an altitude above 
Lake, Michigan of 154 feet, and above the sea, of 732 feet-— and 
is, like the poet's vale of Avoca, the meetJng-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 convaisive 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 gi'oup 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 mounts limestone, of European geolo- 
^sts, underlies the sandrock and, we believe, has not been found 
nearer this place than Grand Bapide, 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 ns as 
to make us doiibt whether they will ever be uncovered, for their 
altitude on Lake Superior (Pictured Rocks) being about 300 
feet, and their declination ao much that at Pt, au Barques they 
are scarcely a tenth of it, the invariahle 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 diift epoch. By some it is contended that the formation is 
of diluvial, others of alluvial, origin. In the first case, that a 
hnge deluge had harled at once upon the rock fomiation 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 discTissing 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 laud. 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 quarts, chalcedony, 
jasper, prase, agate, cornelian and opal, while often 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 tbe Kastem and Southern States, yet there ai-o proofs of 
their former presence here. The remiwns of a mammoth have 
been exhumed in Van Buren county near the bank of the Pan- 
Paw river. One of the tusks is said to have been seven feel 
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 Wincliell speaks of the remains of the elephant, 
the mastadon and the elk being found in difl'erent parts of the 
State, usually imbedded in beds of marl and peat. Prof Sager 
mentions the discovery in tJie western portion of this Slate, 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 |>resence of native copper*, boulders oi 
primitive and conglomerate rocks, all waterwoni and so iar 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 
gi-adually upheaved, and during tiiis operation the deposition of 
beds of sand and pebbles was made by a slow and gi-adual pro- 
cess, instead of by some great catalolyeni ; lor, had the latter 
been the cause of the removal of the material from its ori^nal 
bed and its deposition here, they would all undoubtedly have 
been htirled into a vast chaotic mass, instead of being duly ar- 
ranged by 3 benificent Creator for the wants and comforts ot 

JIarly 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 inte- 
rior building material, but as the pebbles are oilen stratified, 
with little care clay may be obtained free from them. The sand 
is of various kinds, and generally what is termed "bank sand,'' 

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partaking of a loamy nature, but many a strata of pure silex is 
found, with occasionally patelies oi the iron eand of commerce. 
Beds of clean, water-worn pebbles are found in every direction, 
while deposits of marl, composed of recent sliells, are used in 
the manufeeture of lime. These deposits are generally found in 
the bed of some pond and appear to be of various formations 
and mollusca, and between tho strata layers of eai-thy material 
are interapersed. Iron has also been found ^ritbin the present 
limits of this vitlj^e, and for years was taken out in paying 
quantities and smelted here. There are also many streams and 
springs, some of the latter sliowing the presence of minerals, and 
the country abounds in lakes. The soils are vei'y rich and pro- 
duetiTe, 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 surfeoe. Traces of coal are some- 
times seen in the sandliiUs but no continuous deposit probably 
exists in this portion of the State. 

nie ancient eartli-works, mounds and garden-beds, (monu- 
ments of a mysterious race which once inhabited, in I'ast num- 
bers, this section), which are spread over the county, wore more 
marked and observable in the days of the early settlement than 
at the present time, though many of tlie mounds still I'emiun 
in nearly the same condition in which they were found. One 
of the largest and most stiiking of these tumuli is tbe mound in 
our public park, At an early day this whole plain was a seriet? 
of ancient garden-beds ; but the invasion of a regenerating host, 
(lai'eless alike of their origin and their future fate, hats swejjt 
afl-ay these relics, the plow has bi'oken in upon the symmetry 
of even many of the mounds, and it is leared that soon these 
embossed illustrations of our ancient history will be obliterated 

Who were the mound buildei's ? is a question that has exer- 
cised the best minds in oiu- country, and lead to immense re- 
search and investigation. The eoiielusion that has been aiTived 
at by the best authors is : That this population was luiuierous 



and widely spread ; the number and extent of the ancient nioo- 
uments, and the extensive range of their oocnrrence, throughout 
the Miesissippi Valley and the region of the great lakes, proving 
this. That it was essentially honiogeneons, in customs, habits, 
reli^on, and government. This opinion (says an eminent arch- 
eolo^t) can be in no way affected, whether we assimie 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 pressnre of hostile neighbors or the attraetions of a 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 in<lioate the probable 
origin or cause of disappearance of this race, the connection be- 
tween them and the Aztec race seems \ cry intimate. Like that 
people, the mound-builders were stationary and agricultural in 
their habits — conditions indispensible to large population, fixed- 
ness of institutionfi, and to any considerable advance in econom- 
ical or ennobling arte. 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 
Ktreams, or to productive alluvions, — precisely the locations best 
adapted for agricultural purposes, and capable of sustaining the 
<lensest population, and where fish suid 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 Atlafltic 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-hiUs 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 teri-ace. 



which is reached l>y a graded ascent. Within it were found 
human hones, stone implements and pottery. This mound cov- 
ei-s not iar from eight acres, and the area of its level summit is 
about five a«res. Specimens of finely cut representations of ani- 
mals and birds, heads and other ornaments, of stone and cop- 
per have been found, and the best of evidence is afforded 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 feet 
that in many cases tliey are covered by primitive forests in no 
pai-ticular 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 with 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 fi-om Lake Superior, mica from the Alleghanies, 
shells from the Gulf, and obsidian (pearlstone)froni Mexico. But 
whence they came or when or how the extinction of these " lost 
tribes" was brought about is not even left to the feintest tradi- 
tion, and the story of their lives is a sealed book. Only these 
relics and mounds tell that they have becu. 

There have evidently been considerable physical changes in 
tlie appearance of some portions ofthc ground whereon Kalamu- 
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 bo seen, — now reclaimed, dry and 
highly productive. A belt of beech, maple, basswood, etc., in 
times not iar remote, margined the shores of the Arcadia creek, 
from the river to apoint near the base of College Hill. RemaiiiiJ 
of beaver dams were seen on this creek at a point near where 
Church street crosses it, by the firet settlers. A very large dam 



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


Lkavixg now the period ol' 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 ehei'ishetl 
fipot 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 from all directions. Several burial- 
places were located here, and evidences oi repeated sojourns of 
the Ishmaels of the iorest, 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 waniors 
were away aiding the British ; a period marked and commemora- 
ted by the old smithy, erected on the Prairie Ronde trail, neai" 
the south line of the "Axtell farm," so often visited and so well- 



reniDinbci'cd by the old settlers. This pioneer meithanie shop of 
this pla«c niid the KalainaKOo valley, was set up here by the 
English (Tovorunieut, and a smith was stationed here, to repair 
fire-locks, prepare bullets, etc., and there was probably a"ca«he" 
of powder, lead, knives and other "war material." The smithy 
consisted ofa round bloijk upon which an anvil had been placed, 
and the remains of a rude foi^, built ot logs and earth, but which 
had crumbled away In the lapse ofyeare. A heap of charcoal 
and some debris of the furnace and work-shop can still be found, 
by raking away the accumlat«d vegetable mold. 

The French traders had a post here about this time. Mr. 
Louis Campau, one of the oldest of these jnarckands <les boix, 
who still lives, in Grand liapids, writes, in reply to some ques- 
tions touching the ti-aders, as follows : 

" Before, and a short time after the war of 1S12, there was 
a lino of Indian villages from Ypsilanti to the mouth of the St. 
Joseph lliver, located as follows : at places where are now 
Ypsitanti, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Battle Creek, Gull Prairie, Ka,\- 
amnzoo, I'rairie Konde, South Ueiid and St. Joseph, all of the 
Pottawattomie tribe. There were trading posts at some of 
these places. At Y|>silanti Mr. Schamber had a post ; at JacK- 
son, 3Ir. Baerotiea ; at Kalamazoo, Mr. Lumaiville ; at Elkhart, 
Mr. Moredaut; at South Bend, Mr. Bertraiid. Messrs. Bennett 
<fc Brother were Iradei-s at Michigan City. When I passed 
throuti-h KalamaKoo in 1 ^'^T there were but two log houses 
(.here. hov,s Ci.mpau." 

Mr. here evidently menns, by the " two log houses," 
those occupied by the' trader :ind his family, as the Indians did 
not l.uild log houses, and there were no other whites here. 

Kelerence 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, uj) the devious windings 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- 
tiraes 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 esehange 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 thein 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 tigo, from whence the 
most beautiful view of the river is obt^ned, is now in the enclo- 
sure of the RivERsiDK Cbmctbry. From the hills above it, the 
first glimpses of this lovely valley and its fair surroundings met 
the eyes of the earliest pioneers. Nearly 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 be 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, ono 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 inextinguishahle happiness. Like the 
waters of the Ke-Kenamazoo they loved so much, the current 
of their lives ilowedsweetly, smoothly on. Fearless asanlndian 
brave, lithe and sinewy as a deer, as tireless as espies, and as 
sure-footed as a scout, there was 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. But at last the time came when the father, who had 
long wrestled against the thought of separation, yielded to what 
he believed to be hie 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 conveirt. 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 were enjoying an excursion, bemg 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 llecoUet, there were several other traders engaged at 
this post, at different times, and among them were Numaiville, 
Peter Coteau, Liephart, and Rix Kobinson, 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 cliiefe. It ivae hero tlie trails alt 
met, ibr the river crossing, and for some time it was the fording- 
place of the pioneers, imtil Nate Harrison's ferry was started, in 
1832, and enjoyed a husy 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 crow who delighted to go down to the post, worry " old 
Ileckly," drink his whiskey, hold "buayaws," and liavo a ''good' 
time generally. On one ooeaaion, after being repeatedly tormen- 
ted, the old Frenchman, seeing his "friends" approaching, barred 
his doors and refiiaed them access. The boys made a vigorous 
attack but vain were all their etforts to effect an entrance. Kinal- 
Iji tliey accomplished by strategy what they could not compass 
by force. One of them mounted tlie roof, crept to the chimney, 
and, by the aid of his companions, closed the aperture complete- 
ly. Then they patiently waited the result. The I-Venchman 
held out as long as possible, hut finally sui^cumbod, opened his 
door, rubbing Ins tearful eyes, and cursing with many "sacr-r-es" 
and like expletives — having been litenilly smoked (fut ! 

In Juno, 1829, Titus lironson, a Connecticut Yankee, follow- 
ing the Indian pathway from Aon Arbor westward, known as 
the St. Joseph trail, reached the summit of the hills above the 
old trading-place, just aa the sun ivas setting. Halting for a 
moment and permitting bis eye to wandej' ovur tlw! valley, he 
at once realized the liejiuty of the scene, and, at the same time, 
his practical mind recognized the (ulvantagi's hoi-e alfui-ded for 
building up a town. " Here," said he to himself, after reflecting 
for a few moments, " here is a (irst-rato i>laco for a city I" and he 
never thought differently 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-covcrod garden-bods. Here he 
rested for the night, resolving to explore the valley next morn- 
ing. His carpet-b^ was well stoi-ed witli creature comforts, 
and, breakfiist taken, after a sound sleep, he proceeded to look 
over the land. It proved no mirage, on his closer examination. 


nor dispelled tlic vision that distance had lent enchantment to, 
on the pievioHs 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 secui-e his claim. This cabin was built at a point on Kala- 
mazoo Avenue, just west of West street, and a short distance 
from the Arcadia creek that then flowed across the meadow 
a dozen rods north of its present (artiticial) channel. It was of 
logs, roofed with nuls and covered with gi'ass ; and, in dimen- 
sions, was about 12 feet wide by 14 long and one story high, 
Mr. Bronson did not remmn here during the winter ensuing, 
but sojoinned at the Prairie Ronde BOttlement, what time he 
was not looking out land for himself or others. As soon as the 
land-offlee was oi»L'ned at White Pigeon he obt^ncd a patent of 
the Govcnnnent for the land he had selected here, viz: The 
east half ot the southwest quarter of seetion 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 ijuartei- of tlie same section. 

The nest settler, (and the first who uame here accompanied by 
his family ) wa-i William Harris, who arrived in the spring of 
1830. and lived in a nido cabin which he ei-ected under the hills 
north of the present cemetery, on the trail which led to Grand 
Prairie. He was visited, late in the summer, by Itodney Sey- 
mour, Ijot 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. Ulllic, was then living on Gull I'rairie, 
and to visit her was one of the objects of the adventurous jour- 
ney. Aft-er remaining there a short time, Seymour and his com- 
panions pushed on to the KalamaKOO river, an<l, 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 sm-face of the 
plain, which was free of underbrush and overspread with Ittsu- 
rjant 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 ia 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 ianiily 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. 
venicnt 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 I'ur- 
niture compnsed 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 — 
bai-k of the elm or basawood 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 com 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 



liis rifle than hia harvest. In this dwelling was a family of five, 
the father, mother, and three children. Our adventurers rested 
here but a short time, inquii-ed 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 tlie far-reaohing pl^n 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. Nathan Harrison raised a cabin on the site 
of what was afterwards the old River House, on "Harrison's 
half-acre," at the confluence of tlie Portage with the Kalamazoo. 
Mead lived with his brother-in-law, Harris. Hall moved into a 
hut that he buiit 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 
Konde. But fish and game were plenty, and the wants of the 
settlers were few. 

The year 1831 was more promising for the prospects of the 
future village. The pi'oprietor, Titus Bronson, and family, came 
in the spring, and occupied a log house built for him on n'hat 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, 18H1, 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 Mci;higan : 

" Siu : — The Commissioners appointed by your Excellency, to 


locate the seat of justice for tlio (iounty of KalaniiiKoo, Jieg leave 
respectfully to report : 

" That, after taking the oath prescribed by law, and within 
thirty daya after being notified of their appointnnent, they pro- 
ceeded to the comity, and ent-ered upon the duty assigned them, 
with a firm determination to discharge it fearlessly, and without 
reference to any object other than the public good. Maiiy diffi- 
culties Btood 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 yonr Excellency may be aware of the reasons that influ- 
enced the minds of the commissioner, in the location tliey 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. 

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

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

" Grand Prairie is nearly or quite as largo as Gull Prairie. It 
is situated four miles northw^t 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 fi'oni 
20 to 500 acres, which give the county a picturesque appearance, 
[Here follows a description of the feee of the country, its 
timber, water courses, etc., which is omitted,] 

" The geographical centre of the county is three miles and a 
lialf south of the Kalamazoo River, and about the same distance 
from the great Territorial lioad, laid out from Sheldon's, on the 
Chic^o lioad, to the mouth of the St, Josephs Kiver, on Lake 

■'Much anxiety was felt and manifested by the large and 
respectable popnlation of Prairie Round, for the location of the 
county seat on the Portage stream, near the geogi'aphical 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 Eronson, Esq. Mr, 
Bronson has agreed to lay out a village, and place upon the 
proper records a plan or map thereof 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 aisteen rods tor a Jail ; one 
square of sixteen rods for an Academy ; one square of eight 
rods for Common Schools; one sqiiare of two acres fora 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 wliich influenced the location of the 
county seat at this place, are : 1st. It is on the bank of the ri^ei'. 




which at that place is navigable, most of the year, for keel boats 
of several tows bnrthen. 2d. It is in the direct linel>etween the 
two largest prairies in the connty, 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 laeility be made from it into any part of the 
(rounty. Four or five large trails set out from this place, leading 
to as many different places of importance on the St. Joseph and 
Grand Rivei-e, 4th. The great TeiTJtorial road passes through it, 

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

"Ann Arbor, Jan. 15th, 1831. 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 
Kud county of Kalamaaoo, upon the said spot of land, described 
as aforesaid," referring to the place designated in the above report. 

After Bronson, caiwe, in the spring and summer of ll^Sl, Dr. 
Abbott, David S. Dillie (cooper), Elias artd John Mead, Ilosea 
B. Huston, Itodney 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 & Co,, of Schoolcraft, and built the 
store, which until recently stood on the north-east corner ol' 
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 bouses 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 were settlers about 
this time that passed by the '■ village," and located on Genesee 
Prairie; of such were John Hascall, Anthony Cooley, Erastus 
Kmitb, and a Mr, Wild, with their families. Enoch Harris bad 
preceeded them, and was comfortably provided for, on his nice 
little farm. Others, again, preferred Gull and Toland's R-airies. 



On the-SlBt of April, of this year, in accordance with an act of 
the Territorial Legislature, organizing the township of Arcadia, 
— the name first jirfven this township — approved, July 30th, the 
first election was held, at the honse of Titus Bronson, though the 
act provicled the election should be lield at the house of Titus 
Brown. The township then embraced all of the'north half ofthe 
county, but there were less than a dozen votes polled. The next 
le^slatnre legalized the action ofthe meeting. 

The county had been organized two yeai's betbre ( July 29th, 
1829), under the name of Kalamazoo, derived from the Indian 
nameof the river, ATc-ZTeiirtniozoo (the boiling pot); the townhsip 
was next organized, tlie village was surveyed and christened 
with the name of Bronaon, and it was established aa the county 
seat; a pretty fiur start, at least on paper. The unorganized 
counties of Calhoun, Katon and Barry, and all the country north 
of these, were attached to Kalamazoo for judicial purposes. Ba- 
zel Harrison and Stephen Hoyt w^ere appointed Justices ofthe 
County Court. The first record of the Court bears date Oct. 
17th, 1831, and Cyrus Lovell appears with a petition from the 
proprietoi-s and citizens ofthe village of ]ironson, requesting an 
alteration, in part, ofthe plat of said village. 

In the liill of this year a few others came, among whom were, 
our first lawyer, Cyrus Lovell— he had first settled on Toland's 
Prairie — and K. Lakin Brown, who had then purchased an inter- 
est in the Dry and Miscellaneous Goods establishment of Smith, 
Huston & Co, headquarters at Schoolcrail — 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 ot Sterne's 
" Uncle Toby" on the fly question, and, woe to the unwary insect 
that came within the reach of uncle " Cy.'s " dextrous hand, his 
lightning stroke ! It was during this fall that Lovell began 



his bouse, on the comer of what is now Rose and Water streets, 
and teing unable to obtain any one to dig bis cellar, was forced 
himself to ply the pick and spade. The consequence was, that 
the proportions of the cellar as ori^nally designed were mate- 
rially curtailed. It was while Lovell was dig^ng this cellar that 
Brown, who was in the habit of going over to watch the pro- 
gress of the work, and listen to Cvrus stones one diy proposed 
to examine the mound (now in the park en(.losure) to which 
Lovell assented, and an excavation was made from the summit 
to the base. Some human bones w ere found m the list stages 
of decay, some pieces of charred wood and other mauldering 
debris. The hole was again filled up -md the m\e6tigation was 
quite satisfactory to the participants 

Among those who came to Bronson m (he fall d this year, 
was Gen. Justus Burdick, Some years jre\ious Elon Parns- 
worth, after having completed I ih studies m Verm mt, was 
advised by his friend, Gen. Burditk to go to the West, then 
Juat beginning to attract the attention of the enterprising and 
far-seeing men of the East, and trj his fortunes there i 
worth came to Detroit and never had reason to regret it. Gen. 
Burdick removed, soon after, iirom Woodstock to burlingt* 
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 bad 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 bad sold to Smith and 
Huston, and Channcey Merwin,) the sum paid for the land being 
$850. The deed was executed in Detroit, October 24th, 18S], 
in Farnsworth's office, Bronson's wife, not being present, subse- 
<|uently in due form perfecting the conveyance, Biirdieb 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, makings contract with a Mr. Fob- 



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

Rodney Sejmour built a shanty on a pieee of ground west of 
the present terminus of KalamaKoo Avenue, in the summer and 
fall of 1831, and made brick; DilUe did coopering for the multi- 
tude, and EUsha Hall began to show his hand as a carpenter, by 
making the cabins more houae-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, exclasive o( 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 H. 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. (em. 
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year ; Caleb 
Eldred, Supervisor; Leiand Lane, Clerk; Anthony Cooley, Sam- 
nel Brown and A. E. Mathews, Commissioners of Highways ; 
Horace Holmes, Iceland 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 Kansom and Erastus Smith, were elected Fence 
Viewers by acclamation, as were also Titus Bronson and Wib 
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 adjourned 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 
roade. The Commissioners divided the town into road districts, 
and Stephen Vickery, and, after him. Pierce Barber, sui-veyed 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 Vickery, 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 plaee. The first recorded roads are : Bronson 
to Genesee Praii-ie, Oct. 'M, 1832 ; Bronson to Gull Prairie, Oct. 
25, '32; Gull Prairie to Gull Creek, and thence to the arm of the 
lake, Oct. 20 and 27, '32 ; Toland'e Prairie to Indian Fields, Jan. 
28th, 1833. Gull Prairie to Grand liiver, 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 Ba;^el Harrison on the bench. Jury returned a 
verdict of ?G1 20, damages and costs. The attorneys in this suit 
were McGaffey and Humphreys, for the plaintiff; 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 ofthevillageof 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 burying-gTound was subsequently deeded to the town by 
Messrs. Ricliardson & Bronson, and is the same that is now, at 
this writing, in such neglected condition, on south West street. 

Bronsoni 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 was, within a few weeks, sold to Cyren Bnrdick, 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 miJlat Com stock contributed the 
tii-st supplies of lumlier. The Bronson mill waa put up liy M. 
B. liounsom, but it waa not very effective until the macliinery 
Was overhauled and remodeled by Smith L. Wood, who came 
this spring. Dr. Foster, Elisha liall, and Wood, did most of 
tlie work on the Kalamazoo House. It is related that, on a Sat- 
urday, when the tinibcrs were all framed, and everytliing ready 
for the "raising," it was found there were not men enough to 
lift the timbers into plat'e, Tho task was successfully accom- 
plislied the n«c( 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 Burdiok and his family, and to be opened for 
the public early in September, though it waa 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 fell 
of 1S32, it may be seen now, with some slight changes, on Por- 
tage street. No. 40. Cyren Burdiek was its landlord until the 
fall of 1834. It became a place of meeting for manypublic 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 Konde in '31, by a man named Darling, who 
made the trip sometimes on a pony, sometimes afoot — the mail 
matter being stowed 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 
Itrick building stands. Anthony Cooley removed here, into a 
house built for him on Edwards street; James Parker andfami- 
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 
BMd. 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 feet all the settlements, were terribly excited in the 
month of Ms^ 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 nien" 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 Schoolcrail, 
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. Onr 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 fete worse than death by the 




scalp-shaving savages. On the evening of the second day's «n- 
campnient " general orders " were issued announcing that the 
threatened danger had passed, and the regiment would take up 
the line of march next morning, 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 ia 
not repeated, and he goes on, smiling at his fears. But in a few 
moments the silence is terrifically broken, for — 

and the appalled sentinel, unable to speak or move, saw the yel- 
ling savages breaking for the camp. The scene there was alto- 
gether indeecribable. 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 were 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 aft'air greatly. On the homeward 
march the " boys" took to the woods whenever an opportunity 
occuri'ed, and all that returned to the Schoolcraft barracks did 
not amount to a coi'poral's guard. 

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

The following ti-aclflof land in this township (2 south 11 west) 
were taken up this year, viz. : The e^ of n. wj and nj of n. ej ; 
and the a. e. fi-ac. of s. e. J, of sec. 15, by Justus Burdick, of 
Burlington, Vt; Sept. 1; the s^ofn. e i of 15, by Elisha Hall; 
the n. e frac, and the w^ n.wjof 15, by Lucius Lyon, of Wayne 
Co., Sept. 1 ; the e. frac. of 15, about 2J acres, by E. S, Swan, 


42 nisTORY OF 

of St. Jo. Co. ; the n, w. frac, and 8. w. frac. of a. e. J of 15 (87^ 
acres), by Nathan Harrison; w^ of n. wj of sec, 14, by H. L. 
Ellsworth, Hartford, Conn.; and the n. fi-a*, same section by L. 
Lyon in August ; the sj of n. wj of sec. 9, by Nathan Harrison. 
The nj of n. wj of sec. 9, was taken by Lymao 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. 0. & 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 
Honnsom; on the 9thof February, James M. Parker and Tamar 
WalterK, and on the 17th John Smith and Jemima Edginton, 
were also matrimonially united. The licenses in these and 
maay other cases which followed, were granted by Stephen 
Vickery, 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 Bui-dick, 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 R. 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 comer of the lot 
now occupied by the handsome residence of Wm. B. Clark, Esq. 
He then brought his family here from Casso^polis. Main street 
had only been staked out, and was only a'Sfeeet on paper. Mr. 
John Hays, senior, with his femily came in the spring, from 
Pi-airie Ronde, where they bad lived since the previous fall. Mr. 
H. came from about the same section of Ohio that the Harrisons 
and other firat settlers of Prairie Ronde did. This emigration 
induced by the story told by a soldier named Sumner, who, hav- 



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ing served in this State, on hie return to Ohio, described the 
beautifiil prairies of Michigan, especially Prairie Ronde, over 
whicli he had passed. Hays moved his family into a house he 
had built during the winter and spring, near the corner of Mdn 
and Pitcher street. A little way sonth of thishonse 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 au extra 
jolt over au 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, Gilltey 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 $-'>0 and $80 ; oxen from $50 to SlOO a pair. Gil- 
key drove cattle for a number of years. Hogs were not, in 
droves, brought in so eai'ly. 

Robert Mcintosh opened a store a few rods below what ia 
now the site of the Humphrey Block, and kept a very miscella- 
neous supply of goods. Nathan Harrison pat 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 aaid 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 wliat 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 ! 
An OK 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. Mi-. Trowbridge lived with Broiison, 
and he gave the latter 120 acres which he had taken up, about 
three miles north of the village, for 4J acres on Bronaon'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 Burdiek, Rumso King, and 
Abraham and Daniel Cahill came during the summer. Burdiek 
became a partner with Cjren 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 bj 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. liev, Mr. Meek 
ofiiciated at the fimeral. 

The Land Office was removed here, from White Pigeon, in 
1334. With it came Major Abraham Edwards, Register, and 
family; Thomas C. Sheldon, Receiver; Theodore P. Sheldon, 
the chief clerk in the office; Lawrence Vandewalker and Isaac 
W. Wiliard ( 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 Stale 
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 was incorporated, with James Smith, Jr., Cyren Burdiek, 
Thaddeus Smith, Jr., E. L. Brown, Wm. Duncan, Lyman. 
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 18C0. 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, which 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 ser\'ice ! The first 
bridge was buiit 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 ag^nst 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 hundi'ed 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 tlie 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, 
fled 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 ite proper place. Thence 
the blast proceeded to Nathan Harrison's, lifted and carried 
some distance a wagon ( without box ), performed other queir 
antics, and then, all at once, died away on the hill east of tbe 
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 hia own house, twisted and torn by 
the storm, couid be made habitable again. The only refuge 
tbat could be found was tbe new school-house on South street, 
then not wholly finished. Tbe family used the back part of the 
school house to live in, and Judge Fletcher occupied the fiont 
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 stab school house, adjoining, and tbe 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 Epaphroditua Ransom, who, from the high positions he 
was, Bo*n after his arrival, called upon to till, both in county 
and State affairs, deserves moi'e 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 
diatinguiehed for their integrity and their sound common sense. 
It will ever be a source of pride to the citizena of the Peninsular 
Stale to refer to the names of Cass, Mason, Woodbridge Lyon, 



Barry, Felch, Farneworth, Manning, Ransom, the Wings, and 
manj 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 intellrgeuce, 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. Bufialo, in 
1834, was a small town almost upon the outer edge of civiliza- 
tion, while Detroit, contMning less than two thousand inhabi- 
tants, scarcely overreached tlie 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 adien 
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, lamily 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 mOre set 
their feet upon dry land. Ann Arbor, now of classic renown, 


48 HisTORr or kalamazot cousn', 

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 find "mine host" of the sable hue in- 
dicated by hia sign. From Jackson to Marshall — and, in 1834, 
few comers presented less attractions than the latter place. In 
reality it wan named after the Chief Justice, but most people 
supposed it to be a transposition of a!I 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, horn 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 uncte 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 funiished 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 fi-om the kitchen bench 
of Major Edward's culinary estabiishment had been widely 
bespattered. Three fi-amed houses, besides the Kalamazoo House, 
and a dozen log shanties, made upthe village of Kalamazoo. 
Trees and brush covered most of the present site, with paths 
leading to and from the houses of the worthy burghers. ITie 
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. 
KanEom'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 it that time was a perfect Eden. Two 
or three improvements around its edge, marked by " the smoke 
that so gr-icotully 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 ind Sally to their new home, Mr. Ransom 
took po^ession 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 femily 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 meriy 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 different ones that graced the boards with 
their presence. There was Stephen Vickery, resplendent in blue 
coat and brass buttons; Lawrence Vandewalker, 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 Burdiek, 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 Burdiek and Lot North were not ftr off, 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 queensware establishment up to the brick 
block, corner of Main and Bui'dick streets, and extending batik 
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 stablea ; 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, Kalamaaoo, Cass, Allegan, Kent, Berrien, St. 
Joseph and Van Buren counties were in Judge Ransom's Cir- 
cuit, and twice 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 jmls 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 agMnst 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 38 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. Zeiihaiiiah 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. 

Nor were the Associate Judges to be overlooked; Judge 
Ransom in the centre flanked by farmers Rix and Ramsdell, 
made a full bench. It is not recorded, however, that, as much 
of dignity as these judicial adjuncts might have lent to the 
Couit, the presiding Judge was accustomed to lean upon them 
over heavily for their legal opinions. 

The ma_^strates' courts of that early day were by no means 
devoid of character. Being the courts of first, aa 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 
reproaxih to hear 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 lf*47. 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 fere- 



well to the spot where had been passed the hapjjiest days of his 
active life, he again became a pioneer to the then distant Teiri- 
tory of Kansas, where, among strangers and strange scenes, in 
November, 1859, death eiosod his honorable career. A few 
months subsequently, his remains were bronght back to Kala- 
mazoo, and now mingle with their kindred dust in that quiet 
city of the dead which crowns the hill, from whose summit he 
had so often looked upon the beautifiil village below. Not 
without those failings incident to poor humanity in its best 
estate, Judge Hansom 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 rem^n and attend Iiini, 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 ofthe house. Nest year Dr. Stai-kweather built a 
large dwelling on ground about in the centre of the Burdick 
House site. Here he remained nine yeara, when he moved into 
the house he erected on the southwest comer of M^n and West 
streets, where be 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 regai'd and afl'ection. 

The proprietors ofthe 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 ahan^oiied on Main, and on the new Portage, streets, and 
Loth of these avenaes 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 lot^ 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 sop- 
posed by its projectors, would become the main, central and 
business thoronghfare. WiJlard street, next north of it, which 
was also planned in 1836, was a wide street, but its destiny has 
been fax more brilliant than its projectors ever had any idea of, 
for over its sloping surfece stretches the gleaming bars that 
gnide the course of the iron-nerved, smoking steeds of Com- 
merce, with their richly freighted trains — making the rnde street 
a grand pathway of the nation. 

In point of enterprise and business, 1834 was for more active 
in improving Bronson than any of its predecossoi's. Besides the 
enterprises we have spoken of, Mr. Willard commenced a nnm- 
bcr 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 etieet was for Thos. C. Sheldon, and was, for many 
years, the residence of the late Bissel Humphrey; the other was 
the dwelling-house for so many years the residence of Caleb 
Sweetlaud, Esq., below the Kalamazoo House. Lewis K. Davis, 
tiulor, and John H. Evcrard, harness-maker, came here from 
Schoolcraft, and began business ; Kollin Wood was another of 
the first, if not the very first of our tailors, occupying a place in 
Stephen A''ickery's office near Pitcher street. The village black- 
smith was Andrew B, Gray, and his sounding anvil was on the 
south side lowerof Mainstreet. Mr.Alexander Cameron ( came 
in 1333 ) and Dwight C, Grimes did carpenter- work that season 
on the new buildings ; John and Algernon Hays, had just com- 



menced mason-work with their fettier ; S. H. Ransom was clerk 
for Willard ; Geo. Patterson was sawyer in Burdick's miil, and 
Lot North was our first baker. The following, also, are among 
the residents of Bronson in 1834 : Wm. H. Welch, Isaao 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 1S36), 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 fell term of the Circuit Court ). 
James Shea, from England ( came 1833 ), purchased a large tract 
of land on section 1, and the west half of the north east quarter 
of section 22. Samuel Venus and John Long entered land on 
section 1 ; and Aqnilla Coats, one of the earliest settlers here, 
entered land on section 4. The business of the land office had 
not yet become very ezeitiiig. 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. comer of M^n and Pitcher-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. Thebusi- ' 
ness of entertaining man and beast in those days was productive 
of " marginal-notes " most pleasant to contemplate. 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 hei made the guests feel the truth of ihe 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 iurnish 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'e deer park their canvas homes were seen. To 
feed this vast host was more than the hotels could do, and hun- 
gry men were tnrned 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- 
other with a rapidity equal to the ratio of culinai'y capacities. 
The doors were guarded by determmed men, who had a great 
task to perform in keeping back the crowd, and the windows, 
too, were watched, but frequently some maa more hold and sage 
would jump the sill, and bog to remain until bis 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 dtuly 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 throe 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 
ianiily with whom he might, for the time, live, taking no voucher 



or other evidence of deposit, and soiiictimes go away for weeks 
looking out ianiit. When tbe saddlebags or canvas-bags, pletho- 
ric and ponderous with the precious, Bhining 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-bi^, and never a word of difficulty occurred in 
reg.'trd to them, each owner getting his own One of Mr Hays' 
daughters relates numerous inst-mtcs of anch tmsts in hei fith 
er's house in those day ; often has she taken ch-irge ot packises 
for boarders, in those dayss, that taved her stiength to cirry 
It is related that entire strangers would step into bhciman <fc 
Winslow's store ( on comer now occupied by the Hnnipbtey 
Block) and say, " Will you takcchaigc of thtbe bags till I cill 
again?" 'llie article would be tikcn without qiioetioning be 
thrown under the counter, and ptrhips be forgotten , ifter 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 loeseB ever occurred. Another instance in pouiC : 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 sis kegs of silver, mostly half dollars, were loaded into the 
w^on, and Hansom'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 lelt 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 with httle risk 
to his " personal liberty," for the detectives were not then iin- 



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 " Miciiioan 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 lias never been wanting 
in an intelligent and faithful press to champion her cause, to 
defend her interests, and advocate her claims and advantages, 
nie name of the paper was soon changed ( I think in 1836 ) to 
" Kai.amasmmj GAKEtTii," and, Mr. Chandler retiring, Mr. Henry 
Gilbert became sole proprietor. 

In 1835, Hezekiah G. Wells and Wiiliam 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 gi-ist mil! — subse- 
qently known for many years as the Whitcomb mill — was com- 
menced in the fell, by Cooley & 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- 
sepli. On their way across the coimtry, to meet their goods, 
Sherman and Winslow stopped here, liked the appearance of 
things, abandoned 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 stove on the 
ground now occupied by the Burdiek House ; Henry J. H, Ed- 
wards sold cakes pies, etc,, near the land office : Deacon Porter, 
a similar institution on the comer of Main and Porter streets ; 



Frederiok Booher, besides keeping tlie Kiilamazoo House, liad a 
livery stable, attached totlie House; A.T. Prouty was engaged 
in cabinet-ware business at his residonce, South street; Joseph 
Hutchins, dry goods, in a building on the site of Jos. Moore's 
groeerj, Portage street ; Nate Harrison, after the bridge was 
finished, moved to the Hounsom settlement, himself and Houn- 
som building the Davis mill ( after remaining there a lew years, 
he went to Illinois); Wiliard's store and two houses were fin- 
islied, and the one built ftir Slieldon wasoecupied by diaries E. 
Stuart, in 1836; the Kalamarao Lyceum flourished; llev. J. 
Hall kept a select school. L. H. Trask and family, Dan. Fish- 
er, O. S. Case, printer, Hensalear Evits ( watchmaker ) and fam- 
ily, Simeon Newman, Sirs. Porter, widow of Dr. Port«r, with 
her sons James B, and Edwin H., Wm. H. Stuart, Nathan L. 
Stout, Allen L, Goodridgo and family, Emor Hawleyand femily, 
Joseph Miller, Jr., ( deputy clerk for Stephen Vickery, county 
clerk.) are among those who came to Bronson in the year 
18:15. Samuel W. liryan had a wagon-sliop on the corner of 
CliciTy and Portage streets (this was the first shop of its kind 
in town). John P. Marsh was elected supervisor that spring; 
A. C'abill, clerk; Theodore P. Sheldon, S. H. Hansom and K. 
Walter were among the other oflicers 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 tiie river; Wm. Martin, noithsideof 
Main-st., west bank of the river ; Benj. Harrison, Harrison-st. ; 
Ebenexer Stone, opposite Martin's; A. B. Gray, n. side Main-st,, 
corner of Kal. Avenue. A. Cahilt's tannery, next west of Gi^ay'w 
blacksmith shoji — residence, opposite aide ; west and south was 
the residence of John A. Hayes ; E. Belcher lived on n, e. cor- 
Main and Porter-sta. ; Albert A. Smith, on the site of the old 
American hotel ; Stephen Vickery's ofliee 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 ; 



westof A. H- Edward's, on Main-st. lived Cyreii Burdiuk; oppo- 
site, ( next west of Cooley ), lived Edmund LaGrave, and close 
by was A. & A. Bueil, boot and shoe store; west of this, Meln- 
tosh had a variety store, nest 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. Hutcbin's store 
on site of Moore's, Portage-st. ; nearly opposite lived Allen Good- 
ridge ; next south, David Hubbard's ; next south of Hutcbin's, 
was the rosidenco of Jtrs. Porter, then I'Voderick Booher's resi- 
dence, and next, on the n, c. comer Portage and Cherry-sts., Ira 
Burdick lived ; bolow the opposite corner south was the domicil 
of Col. Huston ( Shei-iff ) ; Elisba Hall lived on the site of the 
present handsome residence of J. A. Walter, Esq. ; next north of 
Hail'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 Hansom's 
new residence ; then Cahill's furniture shop and residence ; next. 
Dr. Starkweather's residence and the store of Winslow &Bron- 
son ( the Gazi-.lte was then published in the second story ) ; still 
west, the office of Pierce Barber (justice, surveyor, etc.,) and on 
the corner of Main and Rose, the Bronson Branch of the Bank 
of Michigan and the residence of its cashier, Geo. F. Porter; on 
the comer 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. Eraatus Smith 
livedonthes.w. corner of Main and Park-sts. ; south of Smith 
wasL.H. Trask's residence ; on then, corner of nest block, S. L, 
Wood lived; A. T. Prouty on th« south comer; Dr. Abbott 
lived on s. e. comer of South and Park-sts, ; next on cast corner 
of Church-st, M, Heydonburk 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 comer of Walnut and 
West street lived David S. Dillie; near the "Union school house, 



Boswell 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 Evils' 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 boai-de3 at the Kalamazoo House. 
Etnor 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, 1830, the Rev. Silas Woodbury was 
uettled as pastor of the Presbyterian Church, at that time first 
organized. The Church building erected by Martin Heyden- 
burk, stood nearly opposite the piesent church edifice, on South 
street. There had been fteqnent leligious services held here by 
various religious denommitions but this was the first church. 

In 1836 the Legislature chanfjed the name of the village and 
township to Kalamazoo This chan^t of name was brought 
about through the influence of Eurdick, 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, ho disposed of his entire interest here, 
wenttolllinois, 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. Heinmg { tiie town being reorganized, it was necessary to elect 
four justices); township clerk, Henry Gilbert; assessoi's, I. W. 
Willard, Aaron Eames, Philip Goodrich ; highwa)' commission- 
ers, John Gibhs, S. Gregg, E._Delano; school commissioners, D, 
E. Doming, John II. Everard, A. H.Edwards; constable and col- 
lector. Lot M. Korth ; school inspectors, Rev. J. Hall, Sain. II. 
Ransom, E. Belcher, D, Grimes, Dr. Abbott ; overseers of the 



poor, Aquilla Coats, S. Gregg, Among the pathmasterB was 
Epapliroditus liansom, 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 teamH over, ])rior to the time Kanwom was elected. The 
intervalo 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 liansom 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 syea- 
morea 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 Jsul, the people at this elec- 
tion resolved " that the supervisor of the township of Kalama- 
zoo use his eKertions to promote the object and carry into effect 
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 yOth of April, 183G, Isaac W. Willard was appointed 
Postmaster, Dr. Abbott's term of oflice having expired. The 
office was removed to Willard's store, ( where it remained until 
May, 18'11, 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 tho turning out of all the people to witness the then 
great event. The travel had become so great that Messrs, Wads- 
worth tfc 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 



haa been one of our " permanent institutions." During the lat- 
ter part of Willard's term of office, in 1.S40, contracts were let 
to carry the mail from Kalamazoo to White Pigeon, to Grand 
Kapids via. Yankee Springs, to Allegan via. Otsogo, and to St. 
Joseph. Another route for the accommodation of the soiithem 
part of this ijonnty was establlEhed from Battle Creek to Niles, 
passing through Climax Prairie, PavilUon, Brady and Cassopolis. 

The year 1836 was the wildest and moat exciting of all the 
years of the land speculation — the culminating point. Volumes 
might be written upon this topic and the incidents connected 
with it. Kalamazoo was one great mass convention of men 
almost raving with the land-mania. Every ihingpartook ofthe 
character of the times — speculation and inflation. In that day a 
quarter section entered in the morning for S200 at theLaud Office, 
sold for $400 before midnight; when "paper cities" ai-ose 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, thonsands 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 c)f the 
applicant could be issued, on account of conflict of claims. Many 
ofthe buyers, as soon as provided with their papers, went off to 
look at their land ; some to And their purchases led them into 
swamps and quagmires, or into unknown tracts of mnsquito ter- 
ritory. Others would nevet look out their property, Itut 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, JS2R1,437 .00 were received. Each month the sales grew 
larger till June when the office bad to be closed for three weeks 
in order to write up the books that had been neglected in the 
hurry of the pi'evious 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 liome demand, were very inellicient — the only mode of trans- 
portation iieing hy 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 1830 a company was formed here, consisting of 
Lucius Lyon, T. C. Sheldon, Justus and Cyren Hurdick, II. B. 
Huston, and Sherman & Winslow. to navigate the river. A 
flat boat was liuilt to run to the moutli of the Kalamazoo river 
and "intermediate points, '" and even to go as far as Poit Shel- 
don, when the weather could be relied upon. It was launched 
loaded, and started olf on her first trip with " favoring galea," 
Captain Albert Saxon in command, and George W. Winslow, 
supercargo. On her second trip down the craft was wrecked 
on the lake between Uic Kalamazoo and north Black rivers, and 
there was no other attempt at river navigation until 184^, when 
D. S. Walbridge was quite successful for two or three seasons, 
employing three or tour boats, and shipping large quantities of 
flour to the mouth of this river, and thence to Bullalo. 

An interesting feature ol'the period we write of, and for two 
or three years afterwards, was the annual aboriginal "trade salea" 
which came off in the early summer. At such times the river 
would swarm with the bark canoes of the Indians who brought 
up their mooocks of maple sugar, peltries, etc. Huston and 
Sherman wei'e generally the purchasers of these goods. 

The year 183(i, as we have sliown, was largely given up to 
the speculating influences — the great " I'age'- being for " comer 
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 uned heretofore being temporary atfaira, 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; Bronsontfc Winslow erected 



a Store ( burned down in 1842 ) where Idiiendfeld's now stands; 
Iliram Owen built a house on the Axtell ferm ; Silas Trowbridge 
a house near his present residence; Warren Burr ill one on the 
comer of Academy and Weet-sts; Joseph Hutching 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. 
Ciark erected a distillery on the west bank of the river near the 
riulroad crossing, and a resideiKie on AVest street. The east 
part of the Kalamazoo House was built in 18;J6; also, the main 
part of the Kiver House, and Nathan L. Stout and tamily open- 
ed it the same year; Asa Fitch and femily, A. G. Hammond, cash- 
ier of the Branch Bank of Michigan ; George A. and Kichard 
O'Brien and families, — Hale and femiiy, O. Underwood and 
family (1835 ), James Taylor, the AtLees, Zephaniah Piatt, W. 
Birch, Dr. Reuben Bari-ett and family— the Doctor practiced med- 
icine, and kept a boarding-honse ( subsequently, in 1837-8, his 
health being poor, he engaged in trade in a little store on Main 
street about opposite W. G. Pattieon's residence); Ebenezer 
Durkee and family (Durkee for awhile kept a small grocery 
just east of the river); Rev. Silas Woodbury and femily ; Jo- 
seph B. Daniels and iamily ; Deacon Barrows and femily ; Hen- 
ry M. Rice, Levi Krause, Amos Knen-, Clement March, Lyman 
Tuttle, Oliver Davenport, Healy, Nat. Holman, Wm. G. 
and F. Dewing, were among those that came to Kalamazoo 
in the season of 1836. 

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 distinctione 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 immber 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 ehii ilry ( see Byron ), it was his wont to lead 
out the petite ind chiiniing Laura H , and then — 

No place in the tLrritory enjoyed a hrighter or Ijiircr fame for 
social enjoyments than Kalamazoo, or a people who would more 
heartily dispense their hospitality, and more warmly " welcome 
the coming speed the paiting guest." 

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

In the winter of lfi3()-7, a Mr. Sutherland, then living on the 
east side of the Kalamazoo river, in Cooper, set a steel trap for a 
fox tliat was too familiar with his chickens, and the bMt attract- 
ed the attention of a prowling forest wolf. The wolf soon found 
the trap adhering to one of his fore-feet, and, iii disgust, departed 
with the trap and a chain halter fastened to it. Mr. S., on 
Sunday morning, going to look for his chic ken- thief, saw that he 
had caught larger game than he set snare for, and that instead of 
b^ging the game, the game had bagged his trap and ehain. De- 
termined not to give it up so, himself and two orthreeneighhors 
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 woltj coming to human habitations, crossed the 


river and went into the " big marsh" His pursuers canae to the 
village, and with some others, went into the marsh, started the 
animal, and followed him down the river into Cooper, and there 
left him for the night. The next inoining tun- town was idi ex- 
citement : "a large wolf witha steel-tni]) and chain fast to one 
fore foot was only three miles from town ! " All were eagor for 
the chase. I^avid llubliard Esrj., soon had " them same hosses 
that he drove in from A'annount" before liis lumber sleigh, and 
S. AV. Bryan, "Wm. Murpiiey, Levi Kranse, and one or two oth- 
ers took scats therein ; wiiihi Henry M. Kioe, Geo. W. Winslow, 
II. C Hubbard, Johnson I'atrick, and a few othere, moantcd 
their horses and coUoeting all the dog force at hand, including a 
portion of I. AV. Willard's pack of hounds — the two best ones, 
"Job" and "Peto." being absent (as was 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, 
whose nag was an Indian pony, but he unived in due time, 'i'ho 
"varmint" was soon routed from his lair, and made direct for the 
river, the dogs close at his heels. Arriving at the riier, the 
company formed in two divisions, one (o optirate on each side oi' 
the river, and one division, with the aid of the saddled horses, 
forded the river the dog force was equally divided. The wolf 
was soon overtaken, his progress being naturally slow, as the 
trap or chain would, as the tracks in the snow showed, whip 
around a tree, and cause quite a delay in bis 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, were kept posted as to 
thewhereaboutsof Vulpes. It was soonfbund, however, that the 
horsemen could not act effectually in the chase, and li. 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, hut, neverthe- 
less, giving them a long chase. Late in the arternooii, however, 



after the wolf had swam the river for the seventh time niicl saved 
Ilia life as often, he camo out on theliackpartof the Dan. Arnold 
form, and soon after, the two missing dogs, "Job" and "Pete," 
being out on tlie'r rambles, came to the hunters' aid. The deep, 
base-toned bay of old "Job," and the sweet, clarion notes of 
" Pete " were recoi^iiized tlie moment they opened. Then it was 
time the dogs should "push things," and soon his wolfship was 
driven to cover and barricaded himself .imong the hranchos of 
a largo fallen tree. The musie at once chimfred — the nrntiing 
bark ceased — and the dogs, in another 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 nenr approach, out dashed the wolf and broke for the 
i-ii-cr, near .at hand and frozen nearly across at that place, and, 
passing near Bryitnhc ran .after him, while the " Ilutchln's, dog," 
inspired by the example, seiKcd the wolf's Hank, and detained 
Iiim, until Bryan crept up and caught hold of the chain, and 
rapidly dragged him on the ice to a buncli of aiders on the 
shore. These were quickly hent down across the ivolf by 
others of the party, and he suiTendered without asking for terms. 
Winslow, who had a piece of bed-cord in his pocket, first muz- 
xled 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 was furnished by a 
wood-cliopper close by, and Vnlpes, placed thereon, was carried 
on the shoulders of two of the capturing party in triumph to 
the house of Wr. Arnold. The party on the other side of the 
river, learning the situation of aifaire, wont to a crossing place, 
a«d soon ai'rived at the tarm-house. A splendid supper was 
speedily prepared by the sui'prised though gladdened host, who 
had everything at hand usually found at that day, for the entor- 
tainmsnt of his welcome guests, except some "old Jamaica," 
(" Luke's best " being then unknown ), but this then common lux- 
ury was easily obtained at the old, well known tavern-stand of 
Isaac Aldrich on the Plains — and the extremely fatigued sports- 
men were m.aile very comfortable, and story and song made the 
hours pass unheeded by, till midnight. 


The nest morning, after a good breakfast { all the oiitei1:aiii- 
ment being without money and without price), it was deter- 
mined that Winslow, who was the most " usod-ii]*" one of the 
partj, should ride the pony and take the wolf on in fi'out; and 
the company then set out for Kalamazoo — tiie pony with his 
load of man and beast, t-aking the lead. Aft-er a while, there 
came along a man with a horse and a rough sled, and tliia 
was pressed into service, the footmen taking scats tliercon. In 
the afternoon all arrived safe at the Kalamazoo House. 

The nest day a matcli was gotten up for a flght : the wolf 
versus all the dogs procurable, a ganio-suppor being the w^er, 
persons taking sides as they viewed the chances of success — the 
match being that the dogs would not kill tlie wolf in one hour. 
The field of contest was the vacant ground lying south of Main 
Bti-eet, east of Uurdick, 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," smd tlie 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 sa<lly 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, tbught 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 otf. Koon, 
however, the wolf, getting a rest, was nearly " himself again ; " 
and the dogs, eager for a renewal of the conflict, were iigain let 
loose upon him. This fight was not so long as the first, and, after 
three-quarters of an hour had elapsed from the time of the first 
encounter, the wolf became perfectly quiet, and the now vener- 
able Dr. Abbott was called upon for his professional opinion on 



the question of life and death. After feeling the putse care- 
fully, and seeming to realize the responsibility resting upon him 
in the decision he was about to make in the case, he vei'y 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 have been 
seen" a "goodlyo conipanie" seated about Pat's bountiful and 
splendidly furnished tables, partaking of admirably cooked wild 
game, and choice edibles of all kinds — forming a aumptiious 
repast. The occasion was a most happy one, and for years 
after, the great wolf hunt was a pleasant memory to ail who took 
part in it, and the scenes connected therewith. 

Among those who should have been included in the list of 
comers in 18'SQ, are : Ur Browning, who opened the first drug 
store, (on the site ofNeahr'a billiard saloon ) Elias Whitcomli (pur- 
chased share in the mill of Baily ), and Philo Vradenburg. F. W. 
Curtenius and iamily came in 183-'i (settled on Grand Prairie ). 
The li^alamazoo Literary Institute was in operation in 183G ( at- 
terwards made a Branch of the Stite University ). 

Gen. Justus Eurdick came with his fiimily in 1837, and occu- 
pied a dwelling where Miss Patrick's school is now. l>avid B. 
Webster, Drs. Stuart, Hansom and S. Axtell, K. A. Balch and 
Maj. Ezekiel Hansom, with their families. Bonj. F. Orcutt, F. 
E, Woodward, Isaac N. Janes, Loverett Whitcomb, and oth- 
erB, came the same year. A fatal affray took place that season 
between two men, named Hannibal and Martin, on Harrison-Bt,. 
second house south of the railroad crossing The j>^i-ties were 
disputing about a well they had been diggmg tocethei, wlieti 
Martin raised a pick or shovel which he had in his hand as if lo 
strike Hannibal, but the latter, being the quicker of the two, 
struck Martin a blow on the head with a pitchfoik handle which 
he held, and killed him. Hannibal was tried and acquitted, and 
lived here for a number of years after. The fiisl Episcopal 
Church edifice was consecrated in Septembei I'^JT 

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 

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" safety fund " and engraved " promises to pay." Kalamazoo nev- 
er had one of these finandal traps, though she very narrowly 
cKcapeil the stigma, a bank hnvitig been ovgan'iKed and the hills 
printed hut the institution never went into operation. When 
this Ijuhhle burst, as it soon did, ruining thonsands of too-coufi- 
diiig people, the reaction was very great. From the height of. 
speoulation, e.ttravagance, monetary profiision, and apparent 
prosperity, everything full to the zero of apathy and despair, 
and at once the times ecemed put "out of joint." Money dia- 
iippeared, and the era of " diclier " eommenced, and continued for 
years; produce brought but small pay — wheat selling as low as 
(57 cents per bushel. This condition of things continued for a 
longtime, and the growth of the village was slow. The village 
and country was very sickly in 183**, three-fouvtiis of the luem- 
hers of all the families being sick. Horace Mower, Geo. L. Gale, 
George Colt, Dr. E, N. Colt, Lucius L. Clark, Hiram Underwood, 
Hiram Arnold and L. W.WTiiteomb came that year. M. N.Joy, 
ol that time established here the first hai-dware store in Western 
Michigan ( sold out in 1845 to Allen Potter ) ; the Court House 
was commenced — J. Burdick contractor, E. II. Ball builder — and 
finished the next season. A number of new houses were erected 
in the villi^, four of which were on Burdiot-st. A race-oourso 
was among our institutions then, " run " by Sargeant, Ilolman, 
and otliers ; it conimeneed 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 einbi-aced in Bleycker's 
addition to the village. It was the scene of mnch " sport'' for a 
year or two, A whig paper, the " Westkkn Banskii," was started 
in 18^18, and died ont after an eaistence of three or four years. 
Arnold & Sheldon went into business in the spring of 1839; the 
following; winter Gen. Isaac Moffatt became a partnei'. In 1840 
Prentiss S. Cobb purchased Sheldon's interest; the new iirm,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 siteof Thos. S. Cobb's store. Mitchell Hinsdale, 
Charles Gibbs, Elkinah Walter, Israel Kellogg, Frederick Rice, 


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and others, were counted among the population oi' Kalur 
183!), then numbering about 400. 

The year 1840 is memorable here for the "hard eider cam- 
paign," and for tlio removal of the IndianR. By a trealj made 
by Gov. Cass with the ludians, some years previous, they wei-e 
assi^ed to reservations, until 1S40, wlien, by the fi(ipuliitic)ns of 
the treaty, the Gnvemmenl was to provide tlieui homes west of 
tlie Mississippi. Gen. Hugh Brady, as commander of tiiis mili- 
tary district, was instructed by the Wsu- Department to gather 
and remove these Tj)dians as provided, designating Kalamazoo 
as the point of rendezvous. In the month of Septcnih«r they 
commenced coming in, and eucampcd on the corners of Burdick 
and Kansom 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 luinted and mn down 
by horsemen. They were all very loth to leave the couiitiy they 
had occupied so long. The chiefs and principal men urged 
Gen, Brady not to send them away until they could hear from 
Washington, they having foi-warded their protest to the Gov- 
eimnent ag.iinst the removal. The response from the War Dc 
partment was to the effect that the renioi-al must lie made, and 
by the 10th of October all Indians, excejit those belonging to 
the missions, and those owning land in their own right, had as- 
sembled Iiere, and on that day departed on their long mareh. 
Wliatcvcr may bo said aa to the justice of this act, there is no 
doubt hut their removal was devoutly wished for by the whites. 

David S. Walbridge came here in 1841, and commenced pur- 
chasuig wheat, paying money for the same, and shipping it from 
the mouth of the St, Joseph river to Buftiilo. Ills operations 
here at that time were of immense benefit to the farmere 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. Walbridijc returned to Buffalo in the spring 
of 1842, he rented the grist mill of Elkinali Waiter (built in 
1840 by the father of James A.Walter), then standing on the 
siteof Merrill & McCourtie's present flouring mill. Heremoved 
here with his family the same year, and for sei-eral years occupied 


a honeo on Portage-st, built by Caleb Sherman, now owned by 
Mrs. Longbottoin, For many years he was the principal dealer 
here in wheat and flour. His line of boata, running froni the 
very door of liis mill to the mouth of the Kalamazoo river, and 
thence to Buflalo. carried all the produce, wheat, floiir, etc,, up 
to the time the Miehigan Central Railroad was completed to 
Kalamazoo. Many of onr pioneer farmers attribute their first 
success to Mr. Walbridge's enterprise and libemlity, in advancing 
them money on growing crops, and otherwise aidingthem when 
money was moat needed. 

There were but few events in the history of our village from 
lJ-'40 to 184G worth recording. The growth in size and popu- 
lation, was slow yet apparent anti steady. In 1*^44 the number 
of people in the village was about 1,500, and in September of 
that year the first number ofa new weekly journal, the "Micin- 
uiN TeLECHAi'n," made its appearance, with ''Henry Clay and 
Frelinghuysen " at its masthead. It was published by Henry B. 
Miller, and edited by himself and Geo. Torrey, Sr. The town be- 
gan to look like a gi-owing place, and to attract enterprise and 
capital by reason of its beauty and resources. The eonntryalso 
improved more and more abundantly as the times grew better. 
By degrees new stores, manufiictories, buildings, schools and 
churches, sprang up, streets were improved, and sometliinj; like 
the shadow of its bright fiiHtre 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 liailroad 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 tilled the intervening years with busy 
scenes. Each year has outdone its predecessor in progress, until 



we come to the Ijusiest and graiiclest of any era in ita history, 
that of 18fiS — wliich gave iis a tidal wave of prosperity. 

The patriotism and loyalty of Kalamazoo was fully and unre- 
servedly shown during the period of the Ilebellion, This coun- 
ty furnished tor the Ainiy 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 I8fiS, has been very large, and altogether un- 
precedented. The extent and characterof the buildings erect- 
ed, and enterpristw carried into execution are superior, and indi- 
cate enlarired 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. (ireeii & Woodham's, on Biirdick-st. ; Messrs, Ben- 
nett and Cramer'K, Biissett & Bates', Chase, Chapin and Jones', 
and the handsome store erected by Win. A. Tomliiison, on Main 
street. The elegant and princely residences of Dr. Mottram, 
and Messrs. Nathaniel A. Balch, liaiisom Gardner, Henry Gil- 
bert, Dr. StillwcII and otiiers, and the handsome stables of Mr. 
Stephen S, Cobb, Dr. Mottram and Henry Gilbert, Escj., are 
evidences of the liberality and Loste ot their owners, and are 
valuable contributions, rich ififts of beauty and worth to the 
village, adding new charms to the manifold attractions of Kala- 
mazoo. The new Methodist and Catholic Churches, very tine 
edifices, are nearly completed. The new jail, built during the 
past season at an expense of over $40,00(1, is nearly ready for 
use, and is a model of its kind. 

Tiie Kalamazoo, Allegan and Grand ]iapids Railroad has 
nearly completed its march northward to Grand Rapids; starl- 
ing from Kalamazoo last spring, and extending rapidly to Plain- 
well, Otsego, Allegan, Wayland, and h 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 euccess of the road has been vorj- 
great. The company have erected a large elevator, ware-housf , 
andiSepot biiildiiiii;8 on Porter street, near Main, nnil 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 with tbi- 
intention of putting the entir« road in running order from Fort 
Wayne to Cedai- Kapids at the earlicHt day practicable. Their 
road-bed is nearly all linislied, and a portion of the road its in 
operation. The work of the Company has been checked hero 
by the opposition of sonu' of our citizens, which has occasioned 
some delay in its progress. But before another year ends, this 
important road, it seems prohahle, will be one of the most im- 
portant and popular of our travel and freiglit-oa frying lines. 

From present appearances the year IKfi9 will prove a more 
prosperous one for Kalamazoo than the one just passed. Work 
is already in contemplation which will ^ve 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 River. 
Htit even with steam-power our wants might be nmcli better 
Kupplied than they now are. There is hardly a point in the 
•State that offers better inducements for the investment oJ capi- 
tal in manufacturin<r enterprises than Kalamazoo ; for it is tile 
Beat 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 rsulroads passing through heri! 
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 
pioimers, their haViJts imd character, and the leading events and 
uircumBtiinces of the early settlement, are always matter of just 
and rational interest to their descendants and successors. The 
means and material for this infonnation insensibly disappear as 
time passes, and now, after the lapse of forty years since the 
settlement 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 espectations of those early days 
are few indeed. 

From such as remiun, from the recollections of the writer, and 
from such anthority as is now accessible, the facts contained in 
the following brief sketch have been obtsuned. 

Prairie Ronde. so called by the early French vo^agears and 
hunters, is much the largest and iinest priurie in the State, con- 
taining, with what is known as Gourd Neck I'rairie, which is 
mei-ely an eastern limb of the same, separated by a narrow, 
marshy ravine, about 2,700 acres. The township line between 
Sehoolcrafl and Prairie lionde townships extends north and 
south through the entire length of the prairie, which is about 
<:o-tcrminous 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- 


oraft 18 located ; and, it is remarkable thai the reoordcd plat, 
with its explanations, contains nothing wiiatever dciining and 
filing its locality, except the phrase : " East of the Big Island 
on Prairie lionde." The same omission occurs in tim recorded 
plat of the village of Marshall, which is among the early recordu 
of Kalamazoo County, to which the Oonnty of Calhoun was 
then attached for judicial purposes. 

'riie Indian name of Prairie Konde was Wa-we-os-eo-tang-sco- 
tah, which may perhaps be rendered — 'I'he round tire-|>lain, or. 
as the French had it — Prairie Konde. 

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

" aetan llie white tii.iii iiinrred H nith his plow." 

Ascending slightly from the circumference to the centre, yet so 
afi to seem full rather than elevated ; surrounded With a noble 
forest, whose sharp cut and perfect line was no where so distant 
as to be indistinct, yet so remote that the beams of the risnig 
and setting sim seemed to blend in a mist of gold and purple. 
The whole plain waa covered, from Spring to Autumn, with it 
gorgeous array of flowers, whose dift'ering colors followed each 
other in due succession; until, at last, ftided and gone, in the 
Autumn winds- 
It was such a scene of unrivalled beauty that opened to the 
view of the first white settler of Prairie Uonde. 

Hazel Harrison came with his family from Clark t'onnty. 
Ohio, and located <m section 2, on the shore of the little lake, 
since called Harrison's Lake, in the present township of Prairie 
Konde, November 6th, T8'i8 (where he Mtill resides with his 
son, John S, Ilarrison). now — November,18G^ — a venerableold 
man of 9(5 years. With him came Henry Wiiippje, his son-in- 
law, and a man named Davidson ; and the following winter oam<> 
Abram I. Shaver and Erastus Guilford; and to the new set- 
tlement were soon added William Duncan. Christopher Bair, 
George Brown, Abnor Calhoon, and others; so that, by the 
spring of 1N30, there was a circle of settlers about the border of 
the prairie, and at " the Island," numbering some sisty tiuiiilios. 



The first township meeting was held on the 1+th of December, 
18StO, pursuant to a voluntary oall of citizens, of which tlie iol- 
lowing is a copy: 

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

"The undersigned persons, citi Kens and freeholders in said 
township, deeming it necessary as well as interesting U> com- 
munity that a speedy election of the township officers should take 
place for the promotion of our social relations, in establish in g 
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 v. m., at the d«'elling- 
house of Abner CaUioou, on Prairie lionde, to act on the follow- 
ing articles, vIk. : 

" I, To choose a moderator to preside in said meeting; 

" '2. To make choice of a township clerk ; 

"'4. To elect three con> mi ssi oners ofhighways; 

■'4. To elect live commissioners of common schooh. 

" Brady township, Dec. 6th, IKHO." 

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

The meeting was hold accordingly, and resulted In the elec- 
tion of, township clerk, Christopher Bair; commissioneis of 
highways, Stephen Iloyt, Hazel Kairison, and William Bishop; 
school commissionerw, Joel Clark, Stephen Koyt, Abiel Fellows 
and Abram I. Shaver. 

Onthe4thdayof April, 18.^1, what is called a "legal meeting,' 
was held at the house of Abner Calhoon, at which Edwin H. 
JjOthrop was elected supervisor; Ilosea B, Huston, township 
clerk; and all the other offices were filled with the familiar 
names of the early settlers. A committee was appointed '■ Ui 
Boiectasite for a public bnrying-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'' npou the south- 


west quarter of section 18, and the east hall' 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, 
Ur. David E. Brown, to lay out the whole of the east half of the 
said eouth-west quarter of section IS, and the north part of the 
east half of the north-west quarter of secttion 19 into a viJlago 
plat, which lie named Schoolcrait, in honor of his friend, Henry 
It. SchoolcratY, a somewhat noted Indian agent and explorer. 
Ilenco it happened that when the township in which the village 
was located received its separate oi'ganization as a township, it, 
also, was called Suhooloratl. But this did not occur until the 
Spring of 1R42, while the territory which now constitiites that 
township, as well as that of the pi-esenl townships of Climax, 
Pavillion, Portage, Texas, Prairie lionde, 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 iit April, 18-12. For this roii- 
son the history of Schoolcraft, previous to that year, necessarily 
embraces more or less of the histoiy of all these townships, hut 
more especially that of Prairie Roiide township, siuco School- 
crait and Prairie Ronde embrace nearly the whole of the prairio 
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 fjll of 1831, when the writer of this sketch arrived at 
the new village of Schoolcraft, the following named persons had 
settled on and about the prsurie, whose names became identified 
with the history and fortunes of the new settlement : 

Dr. Nathan M. ThomaB came from Jefferson County, Ohio, 
in June, 1830, and began the practice oi 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 he has since resided, having, for a long time, 
an extensive practice, always taking an active part in the poll- 


ius of the dny. and widely known as a zealous advocate of the 
aHtiwiavery cause. His house was one of the stations of the 
" uudorground railroad " when the sable fugitives from bonds^e 
were accustomed to travel that important thoroughfare. Steph- 
en Vickery, who alterwaids repeatedly represented the county 
in the Ijegislature of the Tenitory and the State, taught a school 
at"Ins!cy'8 Comers" 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 Sheriff of the 
county; Col. Aliiel Fellows and sons; Erastus Guilford, John 
Insley, Samnel llackett, John and James Knight, Christopher 
Bfur, Stephen Hoyt and sons, Isaac; Sumner ( then Kegister oi 
Deeds by appointment of (Jov. Cass ), Abner Calhoon, John 
Kelly, the Nesbitts. the Barbers, Josiali Rosecrantz, Joel Clark 
and sons, Erastus Williams, Towner Savage, I*. J. MeCreery. 
Bazel Harrison and sons. 

On the north end and at " Virginia Corners," were StephcTi 
Leverich, Kichard Holmes, Aaron Bnrsoii and sons, Nathan 
Cobb, John Brown and Dr. David E. Brown, for many years a 
practising phyBician. 

On the east side and Gourd Neck, wei-o James Armstrong, 
Eliaa Ilawson, Heniy and Peleg St«vens, Kev. Benjamin Taylor, 
James Noyes, Josejih Bair, John McComny, liobert Frakes and 
sons, William Robinson and the Mcllvaius. 

At the south end were E. H. Lothrop, since well known 
throughout the fitate, many times Kepresentative and once 
Speaker of the House; Eranklin Howaid, Elialia Doane, Harry 
Smith, Russell Peck and Stephen Barnaby. 

At the village of Schoolcraft and near it, se\'eral 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 etock. Joseph A. Smith had also become an 
additional partner in tlie firm. They also this summer erected 
the first frame building at Kalamazoo, afterwanls occupied bj 
the Branch Bank, and still later as a music stove. This they 
stocked with goods under the care ofH, B. Huston. In the 
winter following Thaddeus Smith left the firm and E. L. Brown 
took bis place. .Tames Smith, Jr., was not a reiiident till the 
spring of 1838, when he arrived with hie family. 

In the winter of 1831-ii 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 by John Dix. The framing of tiiis building bj Mr. Nathan" 
iel Foster, was the latest instance I am aware oli of the applica- 
tion of the old " scribe rule," or the "cut and try'' principle. 

The township of Brady being fairly launched on it.s civil and 
political career, let us now lake a look at the character and con- 
dition of its inhabitants. Previous to the spring of 18-51 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; — 
Kvery settler upon government lands, by complying with cer- 
tdn (conditions, obtained the right of pre-emption at one dollai- 
and a quarter per acre, to one-quarter section of land. 

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

When this ha|)peiied, from whatever cause, each settler was 
entitled to one 80 acre lot of the occopied quarter section, and 
also the right to lay claim to and pre-empt any other unoccupied 
half quarter section, 'iliese claims were transfcrable, and be- 
came the ioimdation to the title to much valuable property. 

In May, 1831, the lands in ICalama^oo Co. were open to entry ' 
and sale at the Land Ofiice at Monroe, and oi all the large quan- 
tity ot government laud 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, however, lor 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 Gonrd Neck prairie, and during its ownership by the In- 
dians, the settlers thereon were in the liabit 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 lSi'2. 

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 tliat the Uni- 
versity could not hold the "broken sections," but it had the ef- 
fect to keep tliem 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 Vermouters 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 carious and novel interest to a newly 
arrived New Englandcr. 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, theMcIlvairi8,the Stevensee, the Hoyts, the Ilarri 
eons, and a host of companions and backets, each with the fastest 
nag, ready for a quarter race or a fight, and the iun was fast and 
furious for that day; while mine host's liquor circulated with- 
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 beai' to be baited by all the dogs. While tlie battle 



and the excitemont was at the highest, the owner of one of the 
dogs (now a wealthy citizen of Kulamazoo ), in his eogernees to 
oheeronhis dog, approached too near the erect and deliant Bruin, 
who, with one sweep of his paw, denuded him of much the 
greater part of hia 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 witli any sum of money 
upon his person, and the doors of dwellings were habitually 
ivithoiit bars or bolts, although known to be the depositories 
of such sums as the owners from time to time possessed. 

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

The commercial facilities of the country as compared with 
those of the present day, were of the most tedious, espensive 
aud discoursing 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 toituous 
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 exporta^e prodiict, 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. Josejih They were simply plank boxes, some 10 
or 1'2 feet wide by about 60 feet long; and when the cat^ was 
landed a,t St Joseph, they were abandone<l or sold for a trifle, 
and the crew returned on foot. 

To illustrate ^ome of the contingenciePtowhiuh 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., Uie name wliicli the. School- 
craft division of the firm of Smith, llnslon & Co. had taken. 

The ark had heen duly loaded with some eight or ten hun- 
dred bushels of wheat, provisioned for tiie voyage, with a hardy 
crew under the command of Capt- Mishael Beadle, and started oft' 
witli iavoring omens, and every prospect of a safe and speedy 
arrival at tlie destined port. But the gods willed 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 
tlie voyage, and had it placed at a convenient point on the shore 
at the head of what was called Mclntaflei''s lliftles, which now 
make the Lockport water-power, just below Three Kivers, Ar- 
riving near the place of deposit, the ark was laid akmgside the 
shore, and while under full headway, and be^nning to feel the 
increasing force of the cnri-cnt, a line made fast to the stem 
was thrown ashore and cast about a tree on the bank ; but so 
far from stopping to take on board the barrol of whiskey, the 
willful Argo pa.'ised on unchecked, leaving the eutire stern end 
tied up to the ti-ee; and the good ship and cargo were speedily 
overflowed by the rapid water of Mclntaffer's liiffles, 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 fiiir for a rapid growth to 
tlie new village, wlien two events occurred that almost entirely 
stopped emigration for tliat season. 

On one of the last days of April, about ten at night, an express 
anived 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 niilitiii. Col. 
IJrowii, and as many of the settlers as eonld he got together, 
were hastily convened in the new taveni then just erected, under 
an excitement that at this time sieoms rathei' amusing. E. L. 
Brown volunteered to lake the dispatches to Kalamazoo and 
CtuU Prairie, where he arrived about dnylight in the morning. 
The regiment of three or four com|ianies of ahout CO men each, 
Capt. Jatnea 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 neat of ivar, camping at 
night of the second day near the tillage of Niles. In the mom - 
ing ordera arrived for the return and diahanding of the regiment, 
as there were no provisions for them, and they would probably 
not be wanted. On this expedition the venerable John How- 
ard, of Dry Prairie, who was present at tlie taking of Corawallie, 
drove one of the baggage- wagons. 

So ended the part of Kalamazoo Comity In the Black Hawk 
war. But it had the effect to stop all eniigi-ntion tor 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 M.arshall and Kottaway 
Prairie, and the whole country was full of gloom. 

In the summer of 1834,the Branch Bank of Michigan was 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, while Schoolcraft 
remained for years nearly stationary. Several of her mechanics 
removed to Kalamazoo, some oven taking their shops with them. 

In 1S34, the firat 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 Prdrie 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 ihe growth of the village of 
Schoolcraft is the titet that, although it occupies nearly the geo- 
graphical centre of the prairie, and has always Leen the main 
(:enti'e of business for both Prairie Kontle 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 i-ival in the village of Brady, occupying a simi- 
lar position on the exti-enie east aide of the township ; which, 
having the advantage of a very good water-power, has become 
a place of considerable bnsiness. 

This water-power was first improved by one John Viokars 
(hence the nohriqiiet of Vickxhurff, hywXucittiioiihice is gener- 
ally known) who, in 1S31, constracted 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 nnbolted wheat meal was made which supplied the 
family with whom the writer hereof boarded in the winter of 
1831-2. Subsequently Vickars added a diminutive distillery to 
his mill of which no good ever came. Ttio viilngc of Brady 
has for many years had the benefit of a sjiw-mill and a custom 
and ilonring mill. It has also several stores, a blacksmith shop, 
tavern, *fec. 

Pi-evious to the year IF'SG, all the business of Schoolcraft had 
centered about the corners of Center and Eliza streets ; a large 
hoteland 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 tlie 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 $'1,T20 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 otie-)ia!f that 
sum. Tlie 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, Sclioolcraft 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 pi-od«ced that deflecta- 
ble brood known as " Wild-Cat Banks." A company was organ- 
ized, called the"Farmers' Bank of Prairie Honde," the amount of 
specie required by law paid in, the bills engraved, books and fur- 
niture procured, and all was in reitdiness to let out the " cats ; " 
but the whole system be^nning rapidly to fall to pieces, the 
officers wisely refrained ; not a bill was signed ; and so School- 
craft was saved the reproach that toll upon so many towns of 
the new State of Michigan. 

A iong interval of dullness and eti^nati^m now suceeeded. 
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 feiv 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. Itev.Wm. 
Taylor, also, about the year 184R, erected a building and opened 
the public school called "The Cedar Park Female Seminary,'' 
designed for the education of females only, but to which botli 
sexes have always been admitted, and in which a school, 
varying much in character and usefulness, has generally been 
taught up to the pi'esent time. Previoiis to Ids death, which 
occurred, in 1852, Mr. Taylor conveyed tlic Seminary property 
to the Trustees of Kalamazoo College, under whose auspices it 
has since been conducted : but dui'ing the present year it has 
been purchased bySchool District No. 4, of Schoolcrjtft., and the 
building is about to be enlarged and used as a Union or graded 



An event of" no little interest at the time to the feiinera of 
Prairie Ronde was the invention, and operation, by Hiram 
Moore, Esq., of Climax, of a harvesting machine, known as 
"Moore and Haseall's Harvester." Several of these machines 
were built at Schoolcraft between the years 1835, when the first 
rude attempt was m.iJe, and 1848, when the invention had be^ 
come perfected. They were somewhat extensively used in har- 
vesting, almost exclusively on Prairie Roude, but were super- 
seded by the cheaper and lees cumbrona 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 gi-anary. They were ope- 
rated by 114 horses requiring four drivers, and tliree attendente 
on the niaiihinos. Altogether they were most ingeniously eon- 
atnacted and eft'ective machines, attracting crowds of people, 
even from other States, to witness their work. One machine 
could harvest about twenty a<; res 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 yeiirs ago to California. 
None of them have been operated on Prairie Ronde since 1850. 

In May, 1855, a company was foi-Died under the name of the 
Schoolcraft and Three liivers Kaiiroad 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 Southern 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 
;is 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 $40,000 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 1865; the first passenger car coming into 
Sehoolcraft, January 1st, 1866. A contract had previously been 



made with Mr. Ransom Gardner, transferring to him the road- 
bed, stoclt, and all franchises, together with a bonus of $00,000, 
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 $00,000; and, in May, 1807, the line was complete to 
Kalamazoo. It has since been continued to Allegan, and in a 
few months will be completed to Grand Itapids. 

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 prosjierity wJU 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 
soutli-east some years since, called "Hatch's Addition;" anil 
recently a still more extensive one directly cast of the last, 
called "Dyckman's Addition." All of the original villi^e 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," lea<ling 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 fecillties 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 sympathisied with the rebellion 
were awed into silence by the patriotic bearing of the loyal 
many ; and the " prairie boys " were always fevorites with the 



officers of the various regiments to n'hicli tliey Lelongcd. Seve- 
i-al of them fell in battle, many received honorable wounds 
which shall bo to their fellow- citizens life-long mementoes of 
their noble sacrifices for their imperilled country ; and othei-s 
liiive been relieved by death, or still linger the suffering victims 
of the prisons of Richmond and Anderaonville. 

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

Abiel Fellows, of Prairie Itonde, was appointed 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 Cierk bears date 
Au!j;iiHt 17th| 1830. The first Court lield in the County was 
opened at the house of Abner Calhoon on Prairie Ronde, on 
the tliird 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 Tickery 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 a])peared aa attorney, and challenged the 
array of the Grand Jury. "The motion made by L. I. Daniels to 
challenge the array of tiie Grand Jury is decided by the Court 
to be out of order and improper." 

The first white child bom in the county is, it has always been 
«oiicedcd, 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 Thaddeus and Eliza Smith,now wifeof I. W. 
Pursel, Esq,, born Oct. 3d, 1831. Schoolcraft became an incor- 
porated village in April, 1866. 


The following poem, descriptive of Prairie Roode in its state 
of nature 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 !n maij ambition's vain career 

Seek for that good je might have found so near; 

Ye, who 80 idly thirst and inlj pine 

For glittering spoils of Sacramento's mine : — 

Come to the prairies : Corae where nature's hand 

Has showered all bleaainga on this fruitful land ; 

And, while the glorious scene aright je view, 

Learn what delusive visions je pursue, 

I knew thee well, fair Wa 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 graj-haired Sagamaw, 

I saw thee decked in nature's chielest 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 lire 1 

In early spring, when the returning sun 

To dry the storm -drenched earib 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 around the darting fiames arise : 



Before the wind thej leap and flash on high, 

And riae in lurid columns to the akyi 

WiiJe and more wide the flaming wave extends, 

Tiil 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 firel 

The plover, sereaming, 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 t now, the scene I the whole vast plain outspread. 

Black as the pall that shrouds the coffined dead ! 

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 1 

And yet not all :— for lo I 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, yel 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 sans may rise, what Storms may lowerl 


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And bright with pliltering light (he village steeples blitKe; 
AnJ Imilt! a voice the green-wood bowers among 
Pours forlh this rustic, dilhjrambic song: — 


" Yc in crowded cities pent, 

Wiih dust and toil and turmoil spent, 

In a way Heaven never meant 

I am fearful ; 
Would ve see a pleasant siglit 
That will give more heart-delight 
Tliaii the gayest gal a- night 

And more cheerful? 

Know je aoght of Prairie Eonde ? 

Whnt it is and where 'tis found? 

' Tis the very biggest prairie 

'Twist St. Jo. and Sault St. Marie; — 

' Tis a broad and fertile plain 

Where the farmer raises grain ; 

J{y gay greenwood surrounded; 

By leafy rim adorned and bounded ; — 

Yet so distant is the fringe 

That it weai-s a purple tinge; 

And when tlie setting sun 

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

With the purpie haze entwining, 
Yo well may gaze admiring, 

At the magic scene before ye, 
For the prairie seema 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 wonderful 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 sagea, 
The wonder-working ages 
Have performed no such martelous luctatlon ; 
The matter in a fog ye more involve it : — 
The land was fashioned, — never doubt it,— 
Just lite all the land ahout 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 seei for eausea higher 
Than the whirlwind'nnd the fire? 
But see ! o'er all the extended plain, 
See ihe 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 crndlers, with regular sweep; 
See how, like a cadence, the motion they keep ; 
The long swath growsbehind them, the grain sinkabefo 
Oh, the band of strong cradlers I what art can do more 
And here come the busy binders ; 

How they toil and straggle after : 
Ko time for merry song, 

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

They tie the stately sheaf; 

III luck to him that lingers, 

Little hope oT near relief. 

But Hark! the rattling "Eenpec;" 



Here it comes with noisj dm 
And the gracn Binka beforp it 

Like good intentions before in ' 
One ridea ujon the Reaper 

Waving, oft the Eeaper s wand 
And every pass he makes 

Liya a sheaf upon the land 
Now now busy b nders 

Now bind with mi,Lt ind main 
Foe tic gr(und must all Ye cleared 

Ere the Reaper comes igain 
Thus in ever lessening eirelea 

Roind and round the field they go 
Nor n 1st the wearT pant ng horses 
Yield a jot to failing forces 

Nor slacken to a pace more slow 
0, band of strong cradlers with regilar tweep; 
Your vocal on is gone — tis the Reaper must re 
Now ever as the fiplds ire shorn 
And studded thirk w th shocks of corn 
Comes and goes the laboring wain 
Groining neath the loaded grain 
While with heedful eire alonu 
The stacker tuilds the bfiv cone 
Unt I complete the tipenng statk 
Defici the temptit and the rick 

But yonder, lo I what huge machine 7 
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 Biick hangs at the hopper 

And B. steady stream runs in; 
And tlie tjer must tie nimbly 

To be in lime again. 
See jou what the mljthtj '' Harvester " 

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

It moves along tbe plain'; 
A waging field before it 

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

The chaffgiven to the wind! 

O, Prairie Ronde at Harvest time ; 

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

Through right and Heaven's grace 1 
May its peaceful fields and happy homes 

Remain forever, far 
From the proud oppressor's step 

And the iron hoof of Wiir : 
But yearly be the strife reiieivcd 
O'er all the outstretcbed 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 born: 
may we see, throughout this pleasant land. 
The rich, ripe fruits of Freedom's toiling hand. 

Ekratta.— On page 78, read 27,000 acres in Prairie Kondu. 
instead of " 2,700 acres " as printed. On pa;ie SI, speaking vt' 
the removal of the Indians, read 1840, instead of ISi'l. 




On the 28th, of Ajiril, 1S44, a Corigregiitioniil Church was 
orgaiiizerl by R<-v. John S. Kidder, who had comintnced his 
labors here Oct. lil^t, Ifi-i-i. The Church consisted of 10 mem- 
l>ers. Solomon (iraiit anil Albert Dwdley were chosen Dea- 
cons. Before the year closed the church numbered 25 members. 
For a time thoy held their services in the school house ; and 
then obtained the use of the hall in the pul.ilic hoiise, where they 
remaineil till it burueil down. 

Rev. Mr. Kiddei' left in the ]''all of li^ US. For some time the 
Church seems to have been without a niiuister; but finally, Rev. 
Mr. Hollis Hiissell was secured. 

On the 2lBt of April, 1849, the Church changed its form of 
f^ovemmeut to l*resbyteriiin. It then consisted of 30 members, 
but soon after received an accession of about 25 more. Daniel 
C Briggs and Anthony Styles were chosen Elders, and soon 
sifter .1. F, Jlnrray and John Gaiilt, and James Bates, Deacon. 
In 1850, they built a very comfortable house of worship. 

Rev. Mr. Itussel died in August, lH5l). His successors have 
been — 

Rev. Albert L. Payson, from Jan., li^51, 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 Jaji., I8C0, to Aug., 1860. 

Rev. Wm. (i. Hubbard, since Marcli, 1^67, 

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



Ha nii'TOifY OF kal.ima/oo totjntv, 

faf the Society, Win. H. Patton, Daniel Stnible and David 
Woodruff, The last annual report presents the followinf;: 
Present membership, 29; Sunday School, 7f>. Benevolent 
contributions, $87. UO. Congregational expenses, $l,(!4if.0U. 


The first organLtation of the Church waw on what is called 
Gourd Neck Prairie, in the year, l«4tl 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 memhers. 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. 8;{. Num- 
ber in Smiday School, 100 ; number of teachers, 12 ; Superintwi- 
dent of S. School, Thomas Griftiths. 


The First Baptist Church of Prturie Ronde, Michigan, was 
organized May 4th, 1839. A house of worship was erecled in 
1851. Present number of communicants, 38; present number of 
Snnday School pupils, 50. Its pastoi-.s — in the order below giv- 
en—have been: William Taylor, A. A. Ellis, H. S. Fish, li.R. 
Prentice,H. M.Jones, XL. McCloud. A.M. Buck,E G.Wood. 
John Booth, and A. L. Vail. 


Prairie Ronde Lodge No. 15, was instituted July Gth, INIl, 
by D. G. M., A. J. Cl.ark, assisted by P. G. Goodman, Sclkrig. 
Kendall, D. 6. Walbridge and Joseph Miller. 

Chaktbr Mkmhbus. — A. H. Scott, E. L. Brown, Jonas Allen, 
D. L. Kimberly, S. S. Cobb, Wm, Stokes, Oliver Eldred, V. W. 
Hatch, Charles Henry, Ji, liussell, George Itowley, Charles 

FntsT OFFICERS.— E. L. Brown, N, G,; D. L. Kimberly, V. G.; 
A. H. Scott, Secy.; Jonas Allen, Tveas.; S. S. Cobb, P. S. 



Presknt Officbiw. — C. C. Ginglea, N. G.; G. U, James, V, G.; 
T, Tweedy, Secy.; Peter Oman, Tre;is.; William Heaser, P. S- 
Preseiit membership, 75. Meetings are lield every Saturday 
evening, in Odd Fellows' Hall, on Grand Street. 
Schoolcratt Lodge, No. 3*^8, was instituted Jlay 29tli, 1800, 
■Willi 45 Charter Members, and the following Otfieers : — 

liev. J. D. lioniham, W. C. T.; .S. Fisher, W. V. T.; Wm. 
Fisher, W. F. H.; Wm. H. Fox, W. S.; Kev. A. A. Dimton, 
W. C; J. H. Justus, W. JI.; G, H. Justus, W. A. M.; Elizah 
Vickery,W.T.; S.B. Fox,W.A. y.; Mattie Allen.K. H. S.; Jenr 
iiie Dyckman, L. H. S. 

Prbskst OmcKKS.— Wm. B. Tyler, W. C. T.; Hattie Myers, 
W. V. T.; P. li. Baldy, W. S.; Helen Underwood, W. T.; Frank 
Dentler, W. M.; Emma Purdy, W. I. G.; Juliett Purdy, W. R. 
H. S.; Liliie Nichols, W. L. IT. S.; Rev. William Rice, W. C; 
Rebecca Bogardis, W. A. S.; Horton Langdon, W. F. S.; Carrie 
Hatch, W. U. M.; David Stuart, W. 0. G.; Thomas Griffiths, 
Lodge Wept.; Hatty Myers, Organist. Present number of mem- 
bers 151. Meet every Tuesday evening, in Odd Fellows' Hall, 
on Graud Street. 

There is one Lodge in Schooleraft. It is called " Schoolcraft 
Lodge No. 118." The Charter Members were: R, A. Rays, 
W. M.; W. II. Fox, S. W.; C. Oustevhout, J. W.; J. Earl, Sec; 
E. K. Purdy, Treas.; J. W. Boter, S. !>.; B. Burden, J. U.; 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. DuncanJr., and C.F.Wheeler. On 
the 17th of December, 18C0, 14 members were demitted for the 
purpose of forming Brady Lodge, 

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



The towneliip of Com^tock, ono of llic i-iiiliosl iitid most 
productive iiroviuoes of tlie Comity wiis, -ilso, one of tlie flrsit 
to attract the attention of the eitrliest pioneers. Jt lies on botli 
sides of the Kalaiiiazoo rivei- wliieli nicimdera through uosirly 
the centre of the township, witli here and tht-re a l)eml to the 
Bontliward. One of tlie handsomest prairies in tlie County lien 
jnat west of the pretty village of Galesburg and iioith of tin; 
river, emhracing altoat 1,000 acres. Soi'th of the viilii<;e and 
prairie le n range of hills coraposod of opening lands, extending 
east and west across the township and north to the Itiehland 
line. In foct, this bluff begins to show itself boldly at Augus- 
ta, at the dist:ince of about half anillu from the river, and ends 
at the edge of the river in the village of Kaliima/.oo, or rathei-, 
we should say, takes nn abrupt turn to the northward and fol- 
lows the fortunes of that beautiful stream. A similar elevation 
commences near the east part of the township on the south 
side of trhe river. These hills are the steps to the splendid t^blc 
lands that rise from the narrow river bottoms 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 ujHin the margin of 
the river, is almost perfectly level, and is divided among a num- 
ber of &rmers, who justly rank among tlie best, most thorough 
and intelligent in the county. There is sciarcely any poor land 
within the township, and a large proportion of ilie soil is under 

Tlie township of Comstock was first surveyed in January, 
181i7, by liobeit 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 tlie summ(;r of 1^26 by Jolui Mullet, one of the co-Ial)oi'ers of 
Lucius Lyou ill tliis early field of puldic eervice. Tlie first set- 
tler iu tlie town was William Tolland, who eamo to the prairie 
in Uie fall of 1S29; Imt, while that beautiful and fertile spot has 
ever ainee been called bis prairie, it does not appear that lie ever 
acquired title to a rod of it, though bo lived there several years. 
Early in the following year, Nathaniel Mathews, Kalph Tuttle, 
Sherman Curainings, (ieorge Towiiseud, Caleb Eldred, Samuel 
Percivul, Lovell and Hiram Moore, Leland Lane, Linus Ellison 
and William Harris arrived. I,and was taken up in im) by Jlr. 
Harris and by a Major G. Van Dwyor, the latter entering the 
west half of the south-west quailer of aeotion 18, and the for- 
mer taking up the same description upon section 17. In 1831, 
entries of land were made by H, H. Comstoi-k ( very exten- 
sively ), Caleb Kldred, T. W. Men-ill, Mumford Eldred, Stei.hen 
Eldred, Leland Lttne, and others. Mr. Lane first settled on 
what is now known as the Dilleiibock fiirnij Nathaniel Matli 
ews, on the south-east quarter of the south-cast quartei- of sec- 
tion liij Kill Jill Tuttle, on the east half of the south-west quar- 
ter of section 13 ; Sherman Cummings, on the east half of the 
south-ejist quarter, and George Towujieiid on the went half of 
the Boulh-eiisf. quarter of section 14 ; Nathan Cothrcn, on the 
south half of the south east quarter of section 18. H. H. Corn- 
stock, Caleb Eldred, Samuel Percival and others settled where 
the village of Comstock stands. Koswell Kaiisom and Cyrus 
Lovell were among those who came in 1831. William Earl 
came in I8B2, In 1838, Seaman, Bristol, Charles Gailigaii, Ly- 
man Tubbs, George Wheeler, .Tosepb Flanders, Jesse Spring- 
stead, Hugh Shatter, Ezi-a Itice Solomon Cuykendall, James 
Kurnelt, and, I think, Harvey Keith, Martin Turner, and a few 
others, arrived. 

Tlie tirst bii'lh in the township was tiuit of Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Koswell liansom, Esq., boru on Tolland's prairie, on the 
2nd day of December, A. D., 1832. ( She is now Mi-s. Sutton. 
wife of Joseph Sutton, of Kalamazoo.) The first marriage was in 
the summer of 1833, the parties to which were Charles Whit- 
comb and Catherine Earl, the ceremony being ])erformed by the 



Rev. Thomas W, Merrill, the pioneer Baptist missiouarj of 

Kalamaaoo county. The first religious meetings were held at 
the house of Caleb Eldred in Comstock village, in 1831 ; 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 Conistock 
creek with tlie Kalamazoo river, and endeavored to make at that 
point a village and place of importance. Here one of the very 
lirst saw inilla in this county was built and put into operation, in 
1831, by Caleb EMreil , and, soon afterwards, Mr. Comstock and 
Mr. Samuel Percival built a grist mill, near by — supplyin}; a 
need which the settlers in this section of country were begin- 
ning sorely to feei. In the first pages of the history of Kala- 
mazoo will be found the recoi-d of a township meeting, and in 
the list of ofiicera chosen will be tbiind the names of several of 
the Comstock settlers. 

Few villages have had 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 lai'ge pur- 
chases of land, and returned to his home in Cooperstown, N. Y. 
He was eng^ed 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. lie seems to have been determined 
from the first, to have liis place made the county-seat, though 
he was aware that it had already been established at " Bronson," 
and to this end he directed every eflbrt, 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 Bron- 


sou village by making it appear that the river was navigable to for large boats, and in 183'2 he built a warehouse 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, This warehonse was the first one built at 
Saugatuck, and must have felt lonely in that wild place so long 
alone. The neit season he brought a stock of goods to Coin- 
stock, and established the first store in the town. The same 
year he erected a school house at his own ex|)enBe, simply ask- 
ing in return that the peojile 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 «jiiite auspicious. In April, 
1HU3, the second "legal" 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 dotibt but that, had the latter place remained under 
the exclusii'e control of Titus Bronson a few years longer, the 
untiring energy and infiuence 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 coimtry, 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 rofinemeut that left a pleai^ant impression of the whole 
place upon the beholder, Mr. Comstock al^o 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 etfort to make the village of Comstock a larger town 
than Kalamazoo soon feiled. The removal of the Land Offices 
to Kalamazoo in 1834, and the influx of strangers to attend the 



land sales : the influence mul shrewdness of the proprietors oi 
" Bronson,"' Jlessrs. Biirdi<:k, Sheldon & Lyon, and its natural 
advantages, gave this place a wtart whieli soon put all its rivals 
to rout. In 1838, we iind Comstock described as a village and 
post ofiice, pleasantly located on the north bank of the Kalama- 
zoo river, with a flouring mill, two sawmills, a store, physician 
and two lawyers. The phystuiaii was Dr. King, who came to 
that place, from Oxford, Canada, in 1 S,S4, and took up considera- 
hloland in the township, ITie "Marshall and Allegan Railroad"" 
was located { on paper ) through the village about that time- 
but tlie hopes it raised were never realized. In 18;J7, Mr. Com, 
Block bought a one-qu;irter interest in the plat of the village of 
Kalamazoo, from Justus Burdlck, paying for the same $17,000, 
In 1844, he moved to KalamaKoo, and in lS-15 purchased of Col. 
Edwards the property now owned and occupied by Stephen S. 
Cobb, Ksq., and which that gentleman has so greatly beautified. 
In February, 1S4C, Mrs. Com stock, a most estimable woman, 
died ( while at her tea table apparently in good health ), and not 
long after, Mr. Comstocb disappears from the scenes of our his- 
tory, and hilt a few yeara since, 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 off from Arcadia township, was at the house of 
.Tamos Burnett, on the 7th day of April, 1834, the township at 
thut time embracing " all that part of Kalamazoo connty com- 
prised in townships 2 south, inrnnges 9 and ten west, and town 
3 south, range 9 west," At this meeting, Lovell Moore was 
chosen Moderator, and Leiaiid Lane, Clerk. The following 
officers 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 office 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 Ovorseers of Highways and Fence Viewers, the fol- 
lowing persons were appointed ; Leland Lane, District Ko. 1 ; 
John Moore, Diatriet No. 2 ; Jabcz Itodgere, 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 ofiicere was 75 cents for each day while employed in the 
discharge of their official duties. Leland Lane, Halph Tuttle, 
and Stephen Eldred were clothed with the dignity attached to 
tlie 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 five feet high, 
and sufficiently tight to stop hogs weighing 20 pounds." 

The first bridge built over the Kalama/oo river was the low- 
er bridge, so-called, below (Jalesburg. It was built on the 4tli 
day of July 18;i4, the timbere 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 tliat 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 tlie ends, then lifting them into place, the piprs 
being formed by cribs of logs. Thework was so far completed 
that day that a few men could finish it speedily. The "creature 
<ion)forts" were by no means wanting on this occasion, every 
comer bringing his basket of contritiutions to the general stock. 
The upper bridge was built in 183G. 

Tlie first school house in theeastpartofthe town was one com- 
posed of logs, and stood on the w| ofthes. wj of section 1-S ; 
was 12x14 feet, and 8 ieet high. The first school teacher was a 
daughter of the Jiev. Mr. White, in 1834; the first male teacher 
was Ebenezer Flandeis. The school of Miss White in the old 
log house referred to consisted of twelve pupils. The school 


lOG iiis!TOriv OF KAi,*«,iTOO 

at Comatoiik village ivas nearly a year earlier, and was t;iiii;hf, 
the writer tliinks, bj one of Mr. Percival's diuinlitvrs, 

A tew years after, a very goo<l si-hool Imildiiij; wns ert'ctetl 
near the eoviiers west of the village, which also serieil ihc [iiiv- 
pofieB of ohurch, town hall etc., for many years. 

The following are among the early mechanics of Cnlewburg: 
Samuel Wilkerson, blacksmith; !S. Bliss, carjienler; — Spring- 
8te^, shoemaker; Charles L. Keith, wagon maker: R. Black- 
ctt, tailor. Dr. Ezra Stetaon was otie of the early physicians; 
I'hilip Gray Vmilt the fii-st tavern, in 18i!5, and was landlord of 
the same. The first store in Galesbnrg was opened in the snni- 
mer of 1837 liy this same Gray: lie seems to have been an ex- 
tensive dealer, witli a tontrli of tlie sensational in his uatare — for 
it was his wont to piirehase a whole wagon- load of goods at one 
time, and when they came, he would pat out a bulletin in front 
of liis little store with these words: "This store will be closed 
for three days to enable the proprietor to mai-k and arrange his 
very large stock of new goods !" 

We have spoken of events as transpiring in Galeshttrg before 
it had a name, and was merely a hainlet of verymodest preten- 
sions. But very suddenly, in the fall of IS.^O, its peaceful rest 
was broken by wild dreams of greatness and its waking moments 
tilled with gorgeous imaginings — like some rnstic sleeper, who 
has lieard, faintly told, a tale of the glories of sonio fitr off city. 
but deeming it an idle story, hears in his slumbers the din aiid 
bustle, the nmsic and the ear-delighting sounds, sees the splen- 
dors and tastes the delights of a great metroi>olis, 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. He is aroused from 
his entranced slumbers by tlio voice of a strange man, wlio an- 
nounces himself as a magician, to whom is given the power ot 
converting the waste places into precious " coiiier lots," the hum- 
ble cottages into " brown stone fronts," the little shojjs into 
immense manufactories, the highways into thronged avenues of 
commerce, the river into a stream of gold ; in short, lie will make 
the rustic's dream a literal reality. The listener hears aii<! he- 



liovfis! In |>];yii jirose. Mr. Georfje L. Gale, jui erratit; genius, 
with some money and inucli assui-anoe, purchases coiisideral»l« 
land at Galeshurg, and proceeds to lay out the "city"' to wbicli 
lie affixes hiw name. The ground is surveyed, streets staked out. 
lots numbered, a mill race partly du|E aei-oss a bend of the river, 
and the ereotion of a mill commenced, as the initiatory Btejis in 
(lie formation of the "city." It appears from the plat on record 
ill the H.egister's oflice, bearing date January 9tli, 1S37, that the 
original proprietors of Galesburg were George L. Gale, Wni. Har- 
ris, Nathan Cothren, Gideon Miitthews, James Reynolds and 
Alonao ilatthews; siirveyor, F. J. Littlejohn. Mr. Gale expended 
(considerable money, but after a year or two he abamloned the 
project: what there was of the mill was removed to Kalama'/.oo 
and eonvcrt.ed into a distillery, (adjoining Whitf.omb's mill). 
In 18S9, he came to KahimaKoo and practiced law ibr a time: 
then he went to Paw Paw. It is said that, when he took tlie 
benefit of tlie bankrujit act, his liabilities were upivards of one 
hundred thousand dollars. Mr. Gale left Paw I'aw for (.'alitbr- 
nia, about the time so many from Michigan went thither. 

The {irowth of Gaiesburg has been stejidily advancinjj since 
the Michigan C'entral Railroad was finished to Kalamazoo. F()r 
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 forwiird and puts in a claim for jire -eminence. The rehi- 
tive siw and population of these growing villugea may be ascer- 
tained by reference tii the directory of each. Galesbnrg hiw 
a fine waler-power made by carrying the water uf Gull Creek 
throngli a lonjj canal into and through the village. It was com- 
pleted in ]i^4ii, by David Ford and Ira Bacon, who, the same 
year, erected a saw mill, and soon after a mill. The flouring 
mill of Wing A M.-ison is a large and excellent one ; the situ.i- 
tionofthe Hver there, is such, that an extensive water-power 
can be obljiiued by a judicious improvement uf streani. 
(Jalesburg was incorporateil by an order of the Hoard of Sii 
perviaors, Jajiuary -Hli, ISlil, and Wni. A. ISlake, Roswell Ran- 
som and John Flint were appointed inspectors of election. The 


108 itrsroRY of kalamazoo cowrv. 

■first election for village officers was helil at the (luk'sliurij 
House, on the first Tuesday of March of the same jeiir. Tn li^<i7 
the boundaries of the village were cnlarjied hy an act of the 
Legislature, January 22d. 

Gatesburg lies within two townships, Comstock and Charles- 
ton, though only a small portion is within tho latter township. 
It has several dry goods stores, five 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 
r.aiiroad 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. His iisime 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 that 
was purchased, for the " Alphadelphia Society," are the same 
now owned by tho county and used as the Poor-House and 
Farm, the property having been purchased in 1849, alter 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; btit 
the Indiana destroyedit 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 ocourred that gave the beautiful name 
to our river. We have not space for the tradition in full, but 
the point of it is, tiiat 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 shoidd have 



lioiled away. The raeo was encceasfully accomplished, after a 
a great many trials l>y the tleotest nmnere in the triljc, anU hence 
the nnme com memo rating the event, Kk-kalamazoii, " The Boil- 
ing I'd/,'" or, " where water holla in the pot." 

Ill the great ei-isis of our nation's i'ato the town of ConiBtoclc 
was true tc) tlie last requirements of patriotism. The first call 
for troops found her brave sons ready and responsive, exchang- 
ing the ])lojisures and comforts of home for the perilous scenes 
of the baitle-field, tlie hardships of the weary march and the 
discomforts of the bivouac ; the pains of the hospitals, tlie hor- 
rors of I'ebel prisons, and all the evilsof grim-viaaged 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 
Hock to the standard of the Union; while the aid societies were 
ever busy in their work of providing comforts for the soldier. 
Under the varioiis calls Comstock contributed nearly two hun- 
dred and fifty men to the armies of t!ie 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 was burned by 
incendiaries ; the torch was lighted by rum. 

In October, 1861, tlie present sightly church building — valued 
at $10,000 — was finished, through the indefatigable efforts of 
both pastor and people. In Augnst, 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 Cliurcli of Galesburg was organized in April, 
18;-{2, witli tlie name of the " First Baptist Church of Arcadia," 
composed of eight memliers, three inalea and iive females, one 
of whom, the venerable Judge Kid red. of Climax, is the only 
surviving individual. In 1833, the name was changed for the 
" First Baptist Church of Comstoct," and in February, 1840, the 
name was again changed for the " Galesburg Baptist Church." 
At the time of its organization it was the first Baptist Church 
west of Aim Arlwr iii Micltigan, Its field of operations em- 
Iwaced the territory now occupied by the Kalamazoo, Plainwell, 
Otsego, Climax, Battle Creek and South Battle Creek Churelies. 
Their meetings were holden at Plainwell, GuU Prairie and Cli- 
max, as well as in the town of Comstock. Since that time there 
has been receii'ed into their fellowship, by letter and baptJsn], 
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 present time it is a weak church of less tlian a hundred 
members, but atill maintains a regular ministration of the gospel. 
During the time, tliis church has had 13 pastors, vi/,. : Adams, 
Munger, Bly, J, Gilbert. Dunham. P. F. Jones. Binghiim. Rob- 
erts,' Cell. N. J. Gilbert, Everts, Beals. nnd H. B. Fiillcr, tin- 
present incumbent. 


The Methodist Episcopal Church, at Galesburg, was oriran- 
ized in 1M35, by the Rev. R. Williams. 'J'lie Church Imihling 
was erected in 1851, Rev. J. Abbott, pastor. In 1 SOS, the 
Church was repaired and enlarged, nndcr the laboi'a of the preS' 
ent pastor, Geo. W, Sherman. The number of memliers when 
thte Church was organized. Ti ; nuiriber Jn IKi.^, 1,010. Rev. P. 
I'otts is Supcriutendent of the Sabbath School. Number of ofti- 
cers and teachers, 17 ; number ot scholars, lO'J. 

The following are the names of pasljirH ai)])ninleii by the 
Michigan Conference since 1834: lievs. R. Willii.rus, J. Culcla- 
sicr, E. Kellogg, H. Bears, —Hudson. R. Richards, H. Parker, 


-Hush, — Hiyor, i!., B. Voung. V. (4. lioyntmi, F. Fanis- 
i-<),'Ui, V. Mowivr, A WaUefieki, A. A. Dmiton, .1, Aliliotl, K 
tiigo, K, Sipt>, S. Steele, A. liiltirif;^, H. JI. Joy, VV. \V. John- 
on, A, .(. Vhu "V\>1c, S. V. Woodavd, G. W. Sh«rnian. 


I'luirdK L.Mi,iK No. 0-2, F, & A. jriisons. Held its first sysskm 
v. I)., January llth, A. U, 18^)0. The iirst officers were: — 
Wm. P. Sutton, W. M.; Joseph M. Kidd. S. W.; K. II. Billings, 
.1. W,; J, C. Blake,; W.A. Blake, Secretary; E. C. Stenie, 
S. D.; 1). L. Johason, J. !>.; D. E. MeClelland, Tyler. 

At theii- next I'cyular seasioii, Feb. ^Uth, 1!<:>(3, three gt'iitle- 
itien were initiated in the following order : 1.. J. Barber, K W. 
(.!ale and 1'. S. Cunner, 

Wince that time the J.odge has been [iresided over by the fol- 
lowing officers : 
18511. E. C Siornp, W. M J. S. Kprjnn, S. W, C. E Ueaa. J. W. 

U, L, Johnson, " I. Corey, " 

G- B. Peters, 

W. A. Blake. 

Job H. Aldrich. 

0. P. Bnrroughs, 

Isnae Corey, 

1S.-.7, VV. P. Sutton, 
18.18, D. L .Fcihnson, 
185!). C.P.O. B. Peters, 
IBIin, W. A. Blake, 
IBfil, W. A. Bkkg, 
18(12, 0. F. Biirrou-lis, 
18(;;i, D. L. Johnson, 
18114, ff. A Blake, 
18(15, M. W. Alfred, 
18(i(i, M. W. Alfred, 
1807, M. W. Alfred, 

E, W. Gale, 
A, Bartholomew," 
V. W. Cole, " 
C. VV. Cole, 
A Barlholomew 
sew IkinBon 
E b Vanvleet 
I r Birbpr 
y b C gs-vell 

A. B. Sumner, 

B. S. Vanvleet, 
Win Schroder, 

Present membership is 69. 

Itegulnr Communioations .^re held on Saturday evening on or 
next proceeding each fiill nioon. 

GALEsutiiwii CtrAi'TKit or IIovai, Auai Masons, The First 
] tegular Convocation was held May i>"th, 186?, Officers: M. 
W. Alfred, H. P.; O, R. Smith, K.; J. L. Wheeler, S. 

Present ntimber of membera thirty. 

Kegiilar Convocations on Friday evening, on or next preceed- 
iiig the full of the moon in each month. 




Galesburgh Lodge No. 303, chartered with thirty-three mem- 
bers, January 11th, 1866. 

Present Opfioers — A. D. Beekwith, W. C T.; Mary J. War- 
ren, W, V. T.; Mary Batt, W. S.; Mrs. Geo. Smith, W. T.; 
"William H. Hunting, W. M.; Sarah Dunning, W. I, G; Mrs. 
li. Barber, li. H. S,; Henrietta Imus, L. H. S.; Frank Warren, 
W. C; J. H. Iraus, 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 I'olling, 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 
uito Allegan and Van Bnren counties, and through whiuh into 
Alamo iTins a branch- of Pine creek. The soil is a sandy loam, 
very fertile and easily worked, and is admirably adajited for fruit- 
raising as well as for the cereals. Alamo embraces no village 
within its boundaries. At Alamo Centre arc two churches, 
(Presbyterian and Methodist,) built during 1S61^. T lie post- 
office was removed to Otsego in Septeniber last becujse there 
was no one that wanted the office. The townisliip was organ- 
iaed in 1838, and was named in honor of the heroic Texans who 
made the baltle-lield of Alamo so renowned in story and song. 

The tirst attlere in Alamo were: Solomon Case, Wm, Findi, 
Julius Hackley, the Whitlocks, llobert Dcnsmore, Mahlon Eve- 
rett, George Kirtland, in 1835 ; R. D. Hill, John Hawkins, Dim- 



R'l Pomeroy, ITiram Uoau, Eptiraim Lee, A. Hood, lS;i(j; O. 
II. Gregory, O. Bebee, G. W. Ileyiiolds, J.H37. A gre:it many 
descriptioDS «f land were tiiken up at an early day liy iion-rcKi- 
doiits and speculators. The progress inttic settlement wan sIi>m' 
until 1842—3, flince which time it has found favor in the siglit 
ofthose seeking desirable lands for new farms. In 1800, tin: 
town contained 1S7 dwellings, and £)4;{ inbubitantw ; it bad !<] 
farms, with 5,^71 acres improved, and 8,'i23 unimproved; raised 
23,845 bushels of wheat; 31,402 of corn; 0,S1S of potatoes; 
1,818 of buckwheat; 3,703 of oats, and some biirley and rye: 
4,739 lbs. of wool; 15,890 lbs. of butter; -2,470 lbs. of eheese; 
5,087 lbs. of maple sugar, some fruit and other products; it 
liatl two sjiw mills, and $20,773 wortb of farming implements 
and machinery. Estimates at this time would show a large in- 
crease in the population, wealth and development of Alamo. 

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


The history of Schoolcraft includes the earliest annals of Bi'ady. 
lu 1S42 it was organized aa a separate township, after the ex- 
tinction of the Indian title to the large reservation, a large por- 
tion of which was included in what is now Brady. Among 
those who settled in Brady in 183.^, were Lorensio Stowell, a 
Mr, Anderson, Bcnj. Tuttle, Bradley Williams, Elisha Dotm. 
l>r. II. A. Baker commenced the practice of medicine in 1838. 
Mr. DiKin erecleil the first saw mill in the town, on Beitr Creek. 
Nelson Wilcox was the first supervisor. The surface of the 
township is quite level; the east part heavily limbered, and 
the west half oak openings — soil escellent and productive. It 



lias iiiimt'cous streamsof water, cliief of which is the Little Por- 
tage of the St. Joseph. Fai'nis are worth, upon an average, $50 
per acre. In the south ea«t part of the township there is quite 
a large settlement of remisylvaiiia- Germane. There are a num- 
ber of Indian mounds in the town. One upon the farm of Mr. 
Braiilley Williams hail an oak tree growing upon it that was 
two feet iu diameter. Tlie mound was opened, and it was Ibniid 
to contain a human skeleton, and the same debris that eharac- 
torixe all the mounds. The village of Brady is a smart, grow- 
ing little place. The Grand liapids and Indiana Uailroad is 
located through the village and within a ehoi-t time tlie locomo- 
tive will shriek its lioarse refrain through that part of the coTm- 
ty, Tlie village has churches, mills, hotels, maim lac tories, a good 
water power, and an excellent farming eonntry around it. There 
are a iiiiiriber of splendid farms in the town ; timber is large and 
abundant, and seveial mills are employed in the manufaeture of 
lumber. The post-office is in Brady village. A handsome and 
KjKicioiis hotel also is now nearly completed for Andrew Chard. 
The population of Brady township is about 1,800. Ets war 
record is cscellont. About one hundred men were furnished 
by iirady for tije Union arnii(.-a. 


BiiAiiY LoDiJK, No. '20$, !•'. &. A. M. Instituted IJecember 
21st, 181)0, by D. U. IJuncan, with tlie following officers : John 
VV. Jiaker, W. M.; Daniel F. Anderson, S. W.; Eldridge G. 
Dennning, J, W.; Henry Smith, Sec'y; Jacob Krader, Tresis.; 
Isaiah B. Hampton, S. i).; Joseph Lemon, J. 1).; Charles Brown, 

First candidate for initiation was John Downey. 

PitKSBNT OrncBHs: — John W. BaJcer, W.M.; E. (i. Demminj,', 
S. W.; Ilobt. Frakea, J. W.; Albee Norton, Wec> ; Daniel F. 
Anderson, Treas.; E. A. Strong, S. D.; Austin Martin, J. D,; 
Jacob Krader, Tyler. 

Number of members at the present time 61. liegular Mt'et- 
ings, Saturday on or before the fiilL moon. Lodge lloom on 
Meun Street, over Ilamsdell Bro's Store. 


GOOD TE]V[]'].AJ{.S. 

Ukai.v LmiGE No. 444. IiiRtttiito.l Decembpr 21st, IHiift, l.j- 
I). I), G, W. a T. Geo. M. Buck, with tlie Ibllowing officei-s": 
John LoTig. W. C. T.; Ilattic Inland, ^Y. V. T.; J. M. fSliafcr, 
W.S.; Edward Cotton, W. T.; May K. Finlcj-, W. I. G.; Clias. 
J,ewis, W. 0. G.; Louisa Long, \V. A. S; W. P. Jieavh, W. V. 
H.; T. IT. Wilson, W. M.; Herman Uaker. W. Chap.; Sarah L. 
Leland, W. 1). M.; Mary F. Brown, W. ]£. S.; Mary K. Bailv, 
W. L. S. 

Numher of mcm>)er8 including officers 2tj. 

PucKBNT Oi'iTOKHS I— M. TL Biirr, W. C. T.; Jennie K. Wiafer, 
W. V. T.; C. L. Hood, W. S.; Mrs. K. Smith, W. T.; Celia 
Corwin, W. L G.; John Long, W. O. G.; Gerti-ude Martin, W. 
A. N.; Eugene Burr, W. F. S.; E. T. IVimmei-. W. M.; J. Strick- 
land, W-. Chap.; II. M. Smith, W. I.>. ]\I.: Elizahoth Smith. AV. 
U. S.; Mrs. M. H. Burr, W. L. S. 

Kumher of members in good standing Si>, 

Meet on Monday evening each week, J-odge Boom ovci- the 
Store of Tavlor it Co.. 


The townfiliip of Cooper was organised in 1S36. It lies on 
the north border of tlie county, east of Alamo. It takes its n;inic 
from the wifeof tlic late Hon. Horace II. Comstock, whoso maid- 
en naine was Cooper. The Kiilamazoo river flows through the 
town 111 ii northerly direction, dividing it into two nearly pqual 
parts. Ximierous durable streams of water flow into the Kal- 
araawoo, the jiriucipal of which arc Silver creek and Spring 
brook, from the cast, and Collar brook from iho west : one of 
liie Twin Lakes lies in the south-west corner of the township. 
Ill some of the highest parts of the town, water is only attain- 



iiblc liy tlitrging to tlie ilepth of from 50 to 100 futjt. The sur- 
face of the eentviil and northwestern part is generally level. The 
river valley, averaging aliont one mile in width, is low; level, 
and, in the south part, swampy anA oovered with timber. Bor- 
(!oring the valley and in the eastern and southern parts, it is hil- 
ly or nndulatiiig. The soil in the eastern, northern and north 
western parts is genei-aliy a sandy loam; that of the remainder 
is more intermixed with el ay and gravel. The river bed is most- 
ly composed of pebbles, gravel and sand. In some parts wliei-e 
the current is rapid it flows over a soft, porns rock fomied by 
the deposition of carbonate of lime, and known hy geologists ;is 
i-alcareous tufa. A rocky formation of a similar character iw 
found near the west bank of this river, on land belonging to Mr. 
James Ferguson. 'Vim waters of a spring Uowing from a hill- 
side form a calcareous coating on mosses aiid otlier vegetable 
substances through whit'h they flow. This gradually consolida- 
liiig has formed a soft, porns rock many feet in thickness. 

.\\THiuiTiKs. — 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 scttIerB,were found 
to contain large quantities of human bones. T'he fine residence 
of A. D. Chappel occTi])ies the site of one of tliese fortifications. 
.\ similar mound was also discovered on what is known as the 
•' Governor 'ITiroop fann"' east of the river. Lar^e numbers of 
flint arrow-heads ^nd spear-heads are found in the vicinity of thewe 
works. The oldest Indian could give no account of their origin. 

Si!tt;,bmi5st. — The first settlement was made in March, 1834, 
by Dr. ]>. E. Hemming, accompanied by his brotliei' 0. P. l>ein- 
ming. 'ITiey were from Ilinesburg, Vt They came by the way 
of the Eri<5 canal and lake Eric to Detroit, thence with an os 
team to the farm on which the Doctor now reside-i, on section 
one, east of the river. Here lie built a board shanty without 
lining 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 tarm now owned 
hy James Ferguson, February, 1835 ; he was from Ohio, The 
JoUowing season, Patrick Bunberi-y, Mr. Mason Mathew and 



Martiji TifV, and !i Mr, Elsie, settled tast of the river, and Joseph 
.Sklniicr, Eiiliraini Delano, Jason I'armelee, Joliii ]£andall, 
Thoinus Diayton, Thomas (.'hamlierlain, Nathan Allen, Xathan 
Lyman, Henry IJaboock, James Goodwin and ]lamey Earl, 
settled west of the river. ThesL' people were mostly from New 
York and the New Kngjand States. Among the other early 
settlers to whose industry, energy and pereei'ei-anoe Cooper 
oweK niueh of its present prosperity and wealth, were — Lewia 
A. Crane, Trunian Averilj, I'hilo Vrailenburg, Vih-oy Mimtoe, 
lehubod Hart, William Skinner, George Delano, John Walker, 
Alexander Glenn, Luther Chamberlain, Henry Skinner, Samuel 
IJoyd, Milton Gregory and Eliasi Eaaton. The first settlers cast 
of the river obtained their siipplioa mostly fi'om Comatock and 
Kalamaz.oo. niose west of the river from Kalamaaoo, (jran<I 
Pruirie and Pine Creek. Their dwelliDgu were hoard sliantieM 
or the log-houses common in new settlements where timber is 
pieiity ; mostly furnished with cjl.iy or stone tire-plaees ami stick 
chimneys built on the outside. .Tosejih Skinner states that his 
wite cooked during the first summer by a iii'e out doors, liuilt 
against a stump. The firrt town meeting was held April, 1837, 
Dr. D. K. ];)emming was elected Supervisor ; Ei>hraim Delano, 
Town Clerk; and Lewis A. Crane, Justice of the I'eaee. An 
ineident connected with that town meeting, may here be noticed. 
Dr. Demming and his neighbor Lewis A. Crane, wei'e returning 
home, congratulating themselves no doubt on their escape from 
the perils of Salt river so justly dreaded by politicians, but the 
Kulamai^oo n-as belbro them ami there was no bridge. The ice 
had aftbrded them a aati; possiige in the morning, but during the 
day they had been loaded with ])olitical honors, these added to 
ihe wi'ight 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 tliey were precijiitated into the ice 
cold waters of the Kalamazoo. The Doctor bearing a heavier 
load than his cotnpauion sunk deeper, but alter considerable 
floundering, siici-eeded in reaching the shore," here he sat down 
on a log, and prpceeded very cooly if not deliberately to divest 
himself of his drijiping garments ; having wrung the water from 


118 HlSTOttY OF KAL.\JIA/,00 COUNTy. 

those he i-eplaued tlidm on his shivering person, and tlie two 
proceeded to their respective homes, fully conscious now that 
the ]jat!i of the politician is not only eii|)pery but sometimes 

The tii'st relitrfous meeting was held at the house of Dr. Dem- 
ming, in the winter of 1805-0, Kev. Wm. IJaubeny, (Methodist ), 
was the iirst preacher. He was ever faithful in the ]>er(brniunce 
of his ministerial duties, received no pecuniary compensation, 
and his memory is still fondly clierished by the early settlers. 

ITie first religious society (Methodist) was organined west of 
the river in IS'SQ. Their first preacher was a Mr. Williams, he 
was dressed in a suit of homespun, made up just as it came from 
the loom 

The first scliool was tauglit at Cooper Center, by Miss Ade- 
line Hicks, now Mrs. George llait, in the summer of 18i!li. 
She had about twenty scholars. 

Tlie first I'ost-oflice was established at Cooper Center in 
1836, Barney Earl was the first Postmaster; Joseph tSkinnor 
carried tlie first mail, using his vest pocket for a mail bag, and 
when this was not sufficiently capacious, used his pocket hand- 
kerchief for the same purpose. Tlie first mill was built by a 
Mr. Fitts, on the west bank of the Kalamanoo, east of Cooper 
Center. Asa Koi'ton kept tlie first tavern. The first store was 
kept at the Iiouse of Josepli Skinner, IJr. Ransom furnisiiing 
the goods. The first bridge across tlie river was hnilt by sub- 
scri)>Uon in ]8!t8, near where Mr. Borden now resides. Dr. 
Coat*<, of Otsego, was the first physician, 'llie diseases were 
mostly of a billious cliaracter. John Demniing, born Septem- 
ber 25th, 1834, was tlie first -ffhite child bom in Conjiei-. The 
first marriage was that of Mr. George Nit-holds and Miss Char- 
lotte Crane, daughter of Lewis A. Crane. On tliis oc(^asi()n a 
Justice in Cooper was called on to tie theiniptial knot, he Iiow- 
ever courteously but positively declined ; not on acuount of any 
thing objectionable in the character or circumst inircs of either 
of the parties, for both were highly respectable. His ohjecti()ns 
arose irom other considerations, grccfnbacks and boots were not 
as easily obtained then as now, and our justice thongli now 


nisroiiv OF KAr.AMA/oo cointy. 119 

among tlic weaUhy mi'ii of Cooper had no boots. Ills manly 
pride re\'olled at the idea of officiating at a wedding barefoot, 
nnd ho rehn-tantly reUiKjuished the job to some more fortiinato 
dignitary. Tlie Iiridegrooiii with the same pei-severaiice that 
liad enabled him to win Uie heart of tlie fair [lioneer now made 
application to a mftj^stnite in the sidjoining County of Allegan, 
lie of course had no jurixdiclion in Kalamazoo ; in this dilemma 
the candidates for matrimonial feliuity soon crossed the coniily 
line, the Justice met them in the woods and the knot whe soon 
tied to the satitifaction of all jiarties. 

CuAriACTEK, IsciDKXTc, &v. — The ploncers of Cooper township 
were a class of people who had circuni stances required it, would 
have been ready to diire almost any danger, endure any toil, and 
eiilfer any privation, for the acGornplishment of an important 
object; and the energy and enterprise characteristic of the citi- 
zens of Cooper at this time may be attnbnted in part to the 
iuHuence of her early settlers. Ephraim I>(Tlano says there was 
not a lazy man among us. Joseph Skinner says, " for a time it 
was our custom to devote one day of each week to working on 
the roads,'' All wei'e considered neighbors within the distance 
of three or four miles. They were mostly poor or in moderate 
circumstances, and as mutual 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 remmiei'ativo, and a lawyer would have 
stai-ved for want of business. Ephraim Delano says he does not 
I'ocolloct 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 I'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 fJienn married onecouple, and look a beetle 
for pay. Another was paid in splitting rails. Tlie people were 
generally temperate; even at raisings, liquor was not generally 
used. The ir'abbaih was generally observed in a becoming 



'he IndiaDS, of whom a few families rcmjuned, wort 
xcry friendly to their white neig>iboi's, tre(]ueritly Buppijin;!: 
lliom with li ah and venisou; these they would eometimes ex- 
change for Hour or bread, at other times they would aecopt uoth- 
i(ig in exchange, or, as they expressed it, " no swap." 

When Ephriam Delano was unloading his first load of goods, 
nil Indian was sitting on his pony, near by, observing him very 
hitently. The next day the wife of this Indian, and three other 
sqnaws, aecompanied by several children, came, eaeh bringing a 
piece of venison; these they severally plaecil on the tiible, 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 ealled, bringing a tine ham 
of venison; this he presented to Mrs. Chamberlain sayiiij^: "yon 
gave me bread, me give you venison," Ephriam Del.'mo says he 
never needed to fasten his doors against an Indian. Wolves 
wore numerous, and the settlers sometimes suft'ered from their 
depredationa. Snakes were not very troublesome, thmigh some- 
times inclined to be more familiar with the setth;rs tliiui «'as 
desirable; Joseph Skinner and his wife, on returning one even- 
ing, from visiting a siek neighbor, found a lai'ge inassjisaiiga 
coiled behind the door. Of the settlers of If<a4 ami Ifttf), Dr. 
Demming, C. P. Demming, Patrick Bunberry, Josejih Skinner 
and Ephriam Delano still reside in Coopej'. They hiivc lived to 
see the wilderness converted into weil eultivated fields, and the 
smoky wigwam of the Indian and the rude cabin of the pioneer. 
give place to the beautiful, convenient residencesof our enterpris- 
ing fiirmers, Dr. Demming has represented his district in tlio 
State Senate, and Barney Earl was the first representative in the 
Ijegislature from this town. Where, thirty years iigo the wild 
wolf made night hideous with his howling, the shrill whislle i>f 
the locomotive is now heard, as it speeds its thundering way over 
our trembling valleys, bearing in its train the pi-oduets of our 
fertile and well cultivated soil The assessed valuation of real 
estate is 8250,905, of personal property $7O,!50O. Paid bounties 
during the late war to the amount of about -i2ll,000, without in- 



ciirriug any debt. The population is ofitimatpd ( on (h« haBis of 
the vote griven 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 tiventy-five yearN 
ago an attempt was made to manufacture jxittery, hence the 
name Jug Corners, Cooper Cemetery, half a mile south from 
Cooper Center, deserves notice; it is well fenced, borderoil by 
maple trees, and beautifully ornamented with evergreens. Its 
orderly arrangement, and the care with which it is kept, are 
creditable to our sexton, D. R. Newton, 



The Church was organixed March 8th, 18i:J, by Revs, Masoii 
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 Niincy his wife, John A. Borden, M;itilda Delano, Fidelia 
H. Pratt, Wm. Lyman and Susan his wife," Mrs. Kliza Earl and 
Lydia Hart, Mrs. Laura Blanchard and David E, Demming, A. 
V. Monroe and Phoebe his wife; the two last on profession. 

Tlie whole number uniting with the chureli since its orgaiiiKa 
tion is 150, Of this number IB have died, 54 have been dis- 
missed by letter, and three have been eiccommunicated. Present 
number 80. 

The following is a list of the Pastoia of the Church, with 
the years in which they commenced their pastorates ; 
I84:-i, Rev, Mason Kiiap|ie[i, 1847, Hqi. Fuller, 

1850, B P. Monroe. 

1858, Lueipii H. Jonea, 

IHfil, Rufos Aptliorp, 

18(iG, Wm, M Cnnipbi-ll 

less, I'rcslnn Tajloi 
INGO, T, 0, Hill. 
186S, L. K, Sykes, 
1868, John Suoiford. 



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

In 18t)^-3, the society purchased for a Parsonage, the hous-e 
and grouuds uow oeeupied as sucfa by their present Pastor. 

The Sabbath School numbers 100, and has six teachers. Levi 
B. i/'ieher, is the present Superintendent. 


TIlo first society of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the 
lowuship of Cooper was organized at the house of Mr. Joseph 
Skinner, by Rev. S. S. Williams, in May of 18^6, consisting ot 
Mr. Alleo Smith, his wife and sister and Mrs. Gregory. 

llev. Mr. Williams was appointed to Kalamazoo circuit by 
the Indiana Conference in l>*3ri; preached the first sermon in 
Cooper in February, 1S36. 

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

A log school house was built in the fall of 1836, which was 
oueupted 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 tbey dedicated a beautiful house of wor- 
ship, 34 by 50 feet, with tower 8 by 12; it is neatly frescoed 
•lud 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 82,000, located near 
the church. The society bids fair for future prfispcrity and 

Rev. Mr, Daubney, a local minister of the M. E, Church, 
preached the first sermon, on the east :;;de of the river, in Coo- 
per, in 1838, near Dr. Demming'e, where he continued to preach 



for a number of years. Rev. F. Gage was the first travelling 
minister to preacli in this place. 

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


U.NiTBP LoBOB No. 149, F. & A. M., held at Cooper, Kala- 
mazoo County, Mich., commenced woi-k 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.; K. S. Wicks. S. 
W.; Lafajett Hart, J. W.; E. C. Adams, Treas.; J. M. DeLano, 
Sec; L. B. Newton, S. D.; N. H. Dc Lano, J. D,; Joe! Lillie. 

United Lodge holds its meetings on Saturday evenings, the 
Regular Communications being held on the last Saturday even- 
ing pi'eceding the iiill of the moon in each month; and has ever 
been characterized by the frat-ernal feeling of its members and 
the perfection of its work. It now numbers US members, and 
is in a prosperous condition. 

PitESBNT Okfickhs : — E. H. Glen, W. M.; Lafayett Hart, S. 
W.; A, Carpenter, J. W., Geo. I)e Lano. Trcas.; John Albert- 
son, Sec; C. H. Adams, S. I).; E. R. UeYoe, J. D.; John 
Holmes, Tyler. 


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



aurosa the north-west corner, the ground is level, tilopiiig easily 
lo the river. South of this road the grouod 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 tlie town is line 
oak openings — on sections 3 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 
Kalamasoo river, and one of the T'ortages of the St. Joseph 
rises in this town. There are seven lakes in Charleston, and 
about 900 aci'es of Climax Priiirie lap over into its limits. It 
is one of the best towns in the county tor .igricultural purposes, 
having little or no waste land. 

The township was settled at an early day, pioneers Mtrikiii-j 
their aae into its virgin Ibrests as early as 18;!1 ; roaring their 
rude cabins in the wilderness solitude, and preparing to let in 
the light of improven\ent and civilization. In June, 1831, Wm. 
Earl, from Western New York, arrived and " took up" 'IM acres 
of land on sections 17 and '.iO. lie was followed, very soon 
atter, by Asa Gunn, who settled on section 15 ; Wm. Harrison, 
on section 3fi (Climax Prairie); Lovell and Iliram Moore, 480 
acres on section Sb, Potter and Wm. Eldred, on section .t4 and 
'^b■, iiobert Burdi(;k and his sons Langford, Charles anil Alvin, 
located on sections H and 9; Robert and Joseph Whitford, on 
section!); E. M. Clapp, on sections 19 anil HO; Dr. James 
Harris, on section 8; Jabox Rodgera, on section 18; Ambrose 
Cock and Charles M. Nichols, on sections 10 and 11 ; Chas. T. 
Clark, on section IJO; T. P. West, on section 11 ; Abram Ald- 
ricli, on section 1*?; Joseph Flanders, on section 32; Thomas 
Mead, on section 1 ; Wm. and Andrew McClary and their , 
&thDr, on section IT ; Daniel and Warren Spaulding, on sections 
31 and 29; Heury Pixley, Sherman Wesley, Worden Wells, 
Wm. Eldred, Aaron Wells, Orlando Miller, John Flint, Moses 
MoClellaii, Ansel Slialer, Henry Hopkins and his sons George, 
John, James, Robert and Albert, the Austins, Ebenoner Flan- 
ders, Alva Tubbs, James Simons, Martin L. Cole, were among 
those who had become citizens of Charleston up to 1B37. 

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



Uie Territorial road about one and a half miles south from Cook's 
corners, was at an early day a lodge for the pioneers eeeking a 
home in this section of the territory. When the Buvdicks and 
Whitfords came with their families in 1833, they all took refuge 
with Mr. Gunn in the small elianty in which he was domiciled. 
After they had built their houseK and moved into them, one day 
tlie shatity of the hospitable Giiiin was diauovcred to be on 
fire, the flames making such headway with the slrttw roof, that 
it would have been useless lo have attempted to save it. 
Whether the fire was the work of an incendiary is not reported, 
hut certain it is that before many days, his friends above named, 
had replaced the cabin with a substantial and commodious log 
house, which for many years served as a home for Mr. Guna 
and his fiiniily. Surrounding this old homestead is one of the 
oldest orchards in the county, and the writer of this remembers 
us far back as 11:^42, the excellence of the great and liiscions 
rare ripes that "Abagail used to gather frcni ihe trees, for his 
delectation, as he trudged by, a ' wee bit bairn,' to the Post-office 
at Uncle Ora Bush's." 

The first Post-oflice in the tJiwn.ship 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 Cook's corners, on the road to Augusta; soon 
after, however, he built a new framed house, on the Territorial 
lload, 01) section 11, which was the third framed house in the 
township. The post-office was here lor 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 afl'airs. In 1S44 or '45 he removed to Wis- 
consin. In 1842 the post-oftice "stage exchange" was removed 
to Bush's residence, and this place was retained as township 
iieadquartcrs until the Central Kail road 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 lioad, very near the ceuter of the township, on 
the west one-half of the nortli-east quarter of section 16; it was 



the place where the township meetings anil eleelions were held, 
the news depot, &o. Mr. Orra Bush purchaRod the place of the 
State in the fall of 1841, but il had been occupied and used as a 
tavern, by H, P. Fletcher, (and after him by Mr. FuUon) who 
put up a framed house and two log stables, in 18S6. 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 was in 1836 and 
I§37, when 30 or 40 fiimilies 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 iirst 
meeting was held at the house of H. P. Fletcher. At this elec- 
tion Charles M. Nichols was elected Supervisor, and among 
the other officers we find Orrin N. Giddings, Justice of the 
Peace. Potter Eldred was the ne.xt Supervisor, and for many 
years was at the bead of municipal affairs of the township, while 
Joseph Wbitford 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 cast line of his farm, in 18-11. 
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; fiflh 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 al Comstock for flour, and saw mills in differ- 
ent parts of the country for lumber, A saw rail! was estab- 
lished at an early day in the north east part of the town. A 
meeting-bouse was built on section 34, by the Methodists in 
1840, and then aa now, preaching was supplied by Circuit 



At an early day there were several Indian camping-groundu 
in the township, and adjoining them their burial -pi aces and corn 
fields; the principal of theee were on the Toby farm, west of 
Mr. Bush's, and another near 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 tlie township, if we except a small portion 
of Galesburg, The Post-office has been removed to Augusta, 
iu lloss, 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 was Bur\-eyed by R. 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 bo, and is covered with a growth of white and bur 
oak. The prairie is on the north line, and, altogether, occupies 
about 4,000 aures— some !)00 acres lying in Charleston. This 
prairie is very level ; is skirted on the north and west by oak 
openings, and on the sonth 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, 
al! of which run in a southerly direction mostly into Pavillion, 
one flows 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. 



Adama of this town took a picniiuin at the State Fair, for being 
among the best in the State, a, few yeais since. 

Among the early settlers in Climax, were Judge Caleb Eld- 
red and his sons, Stephen B., Caleb, Jr, Nelson, and hia son-in- 
law, D. Lawrence; the Lefevres, the Lovells, the Scraniblina, 
Wm. liichards, 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, loco- 
cated. The " Cornere " 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, 
&c. ; 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 first 
meeting of the electors was lield at the house of Daniel B, 
Eldred, the same year. The list of officers, elected at thia 
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 bo 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, geinmcd with flow- 
ers of every hue, and skirted with timber, exclaimed, as his eye 
roamed over the lovely scene, " Well, thin is the climax!" and 
Olimai it became. Year after year the wilderness has retreated 
beJbre the cnoroachments 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 


jicit's, aod iislv to hti shown any finer or more carefully (.nikivatctl. 
There are niaiij traces here of the former habitatioiia oJ' tlif 
Indians; a lai'ge mouud is yet to be seen, about a quarter of a 
mile soutli of the corners. The population of Climax is about 
1400, It was nobly represented in the Union armies, over one 
Imndred men having been raised, under all the caiis, by the 
township. Tlie Peninsular liailway is surveyed tlirough Climax, 
louehintr the "corners." 


Oshtemo is an Indian word, signifying " iicad 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 townsiiip, fiojii wiiieh small 
streams; lake their rise — and a few flmall lakes, some wilh out- 
lets, otiiei-s without, are suatfoied through the town. A proof 
of its jrrcat elevation is Ibmul in the fact that tlie Michigan Cen- 
tral Jiailroad, reavhes one of its highest akiludus in passing 
through the soiilheni tier of sections of Oslitemu — the liighesi 
point being about 200 feet above the river. 

Oshtemo was set oft' from Kalamazoo and organized as an in- 
dependent township in the spring of IS3^, having been author- 
iaed by tlie Legislature ot the preeeeding winter. Several names 
having been urged with which to christen the new township, 
our mcmbei', to show no partiality, deelincd them all, and gave 
the present name ; it is supposed to have been named by Mi', 
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 an<l Genesee Praii'ies ; and about the year 


lS2!MiO. Enoch Harris iiiul Ihmily ^'cltled on Ot-iu'soe Prairie, 
making tlio first selection ot'a ijnarler section in I^'IQ, biiiiging 
iipjile seed witli him IVoni wliidi lie raised Iiik prfBCiit orchard, 
which in probalily the oldest orchard in the county. The next 
settlers on Genesee Prairie were tliree yonnif men Iroin Genesee 
county, X. Y., who fiave tlie name to the prairie. These tlirec 
men who took the bahmco of the jivairic were Elias Cooley. 
Antliony Cooley, and a brother-in-law of the latter, Mr. Smith- 
The new comei-s found themselves In the dilenia of each wish- 
ing the fii-st selection, but the matter wa» finally disposed of by 
referring tiie division to Mr. Harris, who was vei-y successful in 
satisfying all parties — Mr. Smith taking the part that is now in 
possession of the I'rice family; Klisis Cooley took what was 
TObsequently known us the Norris farm, and Anthony Cooley 
took the land adjoining north, now owned hy Bjileh and Hinds. 

JVLr, Harris and wife are now in a ri])e old age, with plenty of 
tbc comforts of this life to help them in the down gi'ade. Me-. 
Harris belongs to the proscribed race, but be enjoys the respect 
:ind regard of his neighbors. 

The STibseqnent early set.tlera on this I'rairie were -Jolin Has- 
call (father of Volney Hascall, Esq., of Kalamazoo, ) and family, 
whose larm is now occupied by R. Baioli ; Mr. Hunt, who soM 
in 183C or 1837 to Nlel Hinds and Clark Kellojrg ; ^i Mr. Wild, 
and Mr. Atwalcr, fatlier of (). (l. Atwater. :AIr. Hascnll and Mr. 
Atwater have been dead many years, N' early connected with 
the settlement of this pniirie, are the early pioneers, Is:iac (iibbs 
and his brother, Win. C. (Jibbs, whose iniprnvcmcnts make the 
connection between this and Grand Prairie on the iioiih; their 
first settlement was on the south end of Grand Prairie, und much 
of the original purchase is still in their family. Wni. C. llihbs 
and wife have been dead many years. 

The first settlement on Grand Prairie in Oshtemo, was niade 
by Benjamin Drake, formerly from Pennsylvania, in 1K-!(| ; Mr. 
Conway, of De.\ter in tliis State, squatted on the clmm a few 
months previous, and on the arrival of Mr. l)i-ake, sold his 
chance to him, it is the same sjwt that is now occujiicd by the 
same owner. The Potawattomie Indians cultiiated land in the 


same eni-losure wlik-li Mr. Drake first mail,-, linviiig a jirevious 
posscMsioii ; Uif^- were not Uisturhed, but i-em:iiiied until thej 
voluntarily removed, the convenience of the timliered lanil to 
tlieiii for the niaiiutaeture of maple sugar was lai'gely improved, 
aa it was subsequently by the white Bettlei-s. The great difficiiU 
ty of obtainint? water for euiinary pnvposes was overcome in 
the sap-runniiiy Beason by tlic use of sa]) for cooking and othei- 
, purposes. The manuiiioture of sugar was, for many years, an 
important business with those who owned timber on the west 
of the I'rairie. IJauiel ^Vilmarth, Wm. Duncjm aud Mr. Fel- 
lows pre-empted the lands north of Mr. Driike's soon after. Mr, 
Wilmai'th having settled on I'raicie Ronde, afterwards removed 
to (iraiid Prairie, about 1830, and remained (witli the exception 
of a few years absence at Terre Haute ) on the prairie until Iiis 
death, in .September, l^iil. Jolin P. Marsh took u]) a farm on 
the south of Mr. Drake's about 1I^;S.'), the Siiuie now occupied by 
Albert Latta. Jlr, Keycs also settled south of Mr. Drake on 
land now ow^ned by George A. Goodridge. East of the Oshte- 
mo line on Grand Prairie, and making part of the settlement we 
liave been describing, was tlie early settlers, Soth Tail { on proji- 
erty now owned by Jonathan Taintor), James P;nker ( (in the 
fiirm now owned bv l(;t-haid Fletcher), and John V. M:n^h and 
Samuel H. Itiinsoni (on the thrm subsequently owned m.d occu- 
j)ied by F. W. Curtenius as early as I8;i')-(.i. and now occupied 
by 0. C. Curteiiius- Mr. Tafl removed to S.dt Lake Valley with 
the exodus of the -M..rmon.s, and died since l!-OI); John I'. Marsh 
also died about the Siune time. This brings our brief history 
down to the land speculation mania that culminated hi lf<(!7-t*. 
Settlements were beinjr pushed into the ojieuings west of the 
|iiiiiric as early as ISJjti. Augustus and Ausiin JJiiell aud Charles 
11. Ilurd. took nji land one mile west of the prairie, and still 
occupy it, except Mr, Iluid, whose liinn is now owned by Isaac 
.S. Dean, Henry Sparks and Kthan M. Lake took up land next 
nest. The ne.vt ojicuing was that of Wm. Thayer, near tlie 
west line of llie town. The " Pottersfleld " had received its 
name from the ciicuiusiaitcc of tlie burial of twins of a squatter 
liimily by the oaiiie of WillKntis, who speut a short time there 


on public land, ttien built a shauty, then vacated it, and the land 
was snl>se<|uently entered by I>. J. I'iersons. Mr. Piersoiis wae 
alao a resident of the south end of Grand I'raii'ie, as was also 
-Mr. I]unn, who subsequently sold to the Gibbs brothei's. Aaron 
and Lovett Eames settled on the prairie in 18SJr>, and Aaron 
Eames set the first orehard thereon. To the family of Jlc Wil- 
marth is the county intlebted for the first white child boi'n in 
the county. Allen and Ira Smith occuiiied the farms since 
owned by Kingsley, Baker and Harris. Aionzo Wyman, Hen- 
ry Montague, Moses Kingsley, Nathan ;md Solomon Forbes- 
and Ansel Snow, all settled on the north end of the praij'ie in 
1837, all of whom are stili living except Mr. Snow, who died in 
October, 1><()4 — and t!ie year following Jolin Baker, T. Strong, 
and H. Randolph came. Dewit Kansom and Mr. Uushnell were 
the original settlers of I'ottersfield. 

Until about 18i")0, Oshtemo neither church, tavcni, store, 
mill, clergyman, physician, lawyer, or post-office — e.vcept that 
a small tavern was kept on the territorial road, near Oshtemo 
station, known as the " While Hoase," and owned by Col. Hns- 
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 «su!il mechjitiii- shops. Tin- 
proximity of the eastern portion of llic township fu Kalaniii/O" 
is such that much of the meclinnical as well as profession id liiis,- 
iness is done there. In matters of education, little had Leon 
done till 1^37-S, the only orgiiniwd school district wcstof Kal- 
amazoo (now village) embraced Grand and Genesccl'rairies. 
and as far west as there wore settlers. A log school bfmse was 
built on Drake's land as early as I i^'^'i, which was all the school- 
house the town conid claim till a district was formed on Gene- 
see Prairie under the auspices of I'riiie, lliiscall, Gibbs, Kellogg, 
Hinds, Atwater and othei-s. In 1840, a new house was bniit 
by Wyman, Curteiiins, Montague, Strong, liandolph, Eames. 
Wilmartli and Kingsley on Grand Fraii-ie, by snhscription, mid 
a new )mi>etiis was given to the c^nsc of education hy tlic then 
increasing population ; the house then built was used '■2'-> je.ars 
when it was removed to give place to the model school-house 


Hi J > { L It. ittl M\h^t) b lit tlj k J tM 1 L 

iiunt iiltuK,!- inlfiiimslictl -nidi iH the m nit ii imi icm. 
inti ts in 1 <oTUGiiientL'> llie frimc ichool hmst. ot IMO cost 
iloutS-C)Ul> nliuli It tliit Hj w (A as ^icat an Lttort is tin, 
bull Imgot tin. pie eiit In uso it > co**t of $4 000 Dlhtll(,l^o 
a. was orjfaiiiztid iii tlio Iliird and JJiiell settlement when there 
were hut eight scholars hi it; a ruile log dwelhiig answered the 
'J<iiiblc psu-fiose ot a st'liool-house and for a number 
of years, being used for holding clenlions as well as schools, un- 
til the school population outgrew its dimensions and seven enter- 
prising eiti/eiis nnited and bnilt the framed school house wliieh 
was rephieeil in 1.SG7 by a large, spacious and t-onvcuient brick 
edifice, ha\'iiig had for the past 10 to 15 years the largest school 
census of any clistriet in the town — the present edifice cost 
84,000. IJistricts were organized as the town beenme settled 
and the demand was pressing for edueatioiiiil facilities until the 
town numbers 13 districts; nearly all of them have embraced 
the principal of sustaining education by direct taxation of prop- 
erty, and some of the more advanced have taken the additional 
step in dispensing with the requirenienl of the teacher "board- 
ing around." 

Tlit-re being no liiivi;il ground iieiivci- thiiii K:daii.Miioo. in 1^44 
^1 tiiinfiiu-ni »a* origiji;ilca with the settlcmeiit on Grand I'rai- 
• ie for securing a suitable piece of land tor that purpose, which, 
although being situated in KalamaKoo, is occupied mainly by 
the citizens of Oslitemo as a cemetery, and forms part of the his- 
tory of Osliiciiii)— rt piece of ground was obtained of Moses 
KiiigKlcv ill IS I I, H-hidi was laid otf into lots and alleys, and 
)ciis numbered, and an organisation was effected in accordance 
with tltc laws of the State. Kbenexor Askins was the fii-st per- 
son buried in the newly consecrated ground in August, IMS; 
.Mrs. Ijoomis, soon after, and on the liitli of Januarj-, 1S44, Jlrs. 
Hannah Kiiigslcy (two children had previously been buried on 
the finin of Moses Tvingaley; one, his infant son, was lemovcd 
to the new cemetery and buried by the side of his mother, 1844). 
These three persons were buried previous to tlic organization of 
(he Grand Prairie Cemetery Association. The ground was 


subsequently enclosed, and now 2W -rnivcR, For sev- 
eral years tliis was the only cemetery in tiiis vicinity, iind imrinlw 
were made here of deaths width occtnTed miles distant. A 
cemetery was sot apart on Genesee Praii-ie, about t)ie same time. 
and since then, anotlier on sec. TS, in the west part of the town, 

Benjamin Drake took possession of his farm in September. 
I><33, on Grand Prairie, followed soon after by Labnn ICeyes, Al- 
len and Ira Smith. Mr. Di-ake's fiunily claim to bave named 
" Pottcrsfield " from the eircumstance of Mr. BuBlinell, the first 
settler, bavlng made nide articles of clay found there for domes- 
tic use. Ml-. Di-ake ploughed the first furrow on Grand Prairie, 
Daniel Wilniarth quarried stone and made ratio gi'ind -stones. 
The first school tauglit in Oshtemo was by Miss ].ois Smith, at 
the nortli end of the pi-airie ; the teacher is still a I'esidont 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 1830, 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 IH'^i, on the site of the 
mill now owned by Merrill & McConrtie, on the south line 
of this town — with stones made of our common field stones, a 
centre revolving stone, sugar loaf in shape, IS inches long, lli 
inches in diameter at the base did some business, wilhgiit a bolt. 
The first death of u white pei-son in Oslilomo was iin iutuut son 
of Moses Kingsley, who died in. April, l^i^iT, IJeniamin Dnikc 
built the first barn. 

In lH;i8-0producewas very low; seed wheat and oals in l)^;i7 
cost i'2 per bushel — the crop sold from TiOc to Tf)!-. Iron and 
nails sold for I'lc per pound; the settlings of inobksses sold lor 
sugar at 2^>ii. per lb; it required 'i to 4 bnshcis 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 
31J cents per bushel, corn, Ifi; Potatoes, 1^^; Pork, 1^ to l^c. 
per pound. Money commanded -10 to 50 per cent, intci'est ( the 
writer j)aid both prices to persons now living in Kalamjizoo): 
the cash market for wheat was at ISt, Jo.seph, whui'e it brought 
G'2^ cents per bushel. 


Tlic poixiliitioiiofOslilemo is estimfited jit Hi'iQ. From Sqi- 
t.eiiilier lOlIi, l>'f'>'i, till tho dose of the wm: the twwnsliip Hii- 
uishc'il flt iiifii lor the aniiy. The iiumbev of its enlisted men 
(,revious to tliut time is estiiinited iit from liU to lio. 



Tiicre is but one relifiioiis soeiety in Oshtcnio, viz. : Tlie 
>[etho<listKpiseopal. Oshtemo eircnit was orgaiiisied in the 
fallofl85B; George Wilson the lii-st preacher. The chnreh 
cdifiee(iitOehtemo Side-Track) was l>uilt in IStil; D. It. La- 
tham is the in-enent pastor. There are three other preaching- 
plaees in the town, viz. : at the Ilurd sehool-tioHse, the Coleman 
sohoolhouse, mid at the Overacker or Biickliont school-house. 
Also, one in I'ortage that is siipplied from Oshtemo. Number 
of members in the society, 105 ; seven Sunday Schools with 480 


Tbi.'s towiisbi|i lies west of Climax aud south of Coiustoek ; 
ia level, and is generally timbered land. There is a strip about 
one mile wide eoinmeneing on the north- west eorner and run- 
ning east, of heavy timber, consisting of beeeh, maple, basswoodi 
elm, etc. ; and there is another bolt of timber of similar oharac- 
tei' along the valley of a creek running in fi'om Climax, in u 
westerly then southerly direction, emptying into Indian lake. In 
the south and west parts of the town are oak openings. The soil 


of the liml)ereil land is clayey ; there arc a uunjlior of escclJi'iit 
fai-iiiB in tlie township, among wliiuli is t}if fiinu of liie laU' 
Hon. D. y. Walbridge. 

The first settler in Pavilion was Caleb Vorce who iocitted on 
section 2, in the year 1834. Next after hiin was Clicstor John- 
son, who built a cabin on section G, but only remained a few- 
weeks, and then sold out to the third coiner, Mr. Klijali >Smilh. 
(who came in Juno, 183;") }. Mr. Smith, father of Elijah L.. 
many years supervisor, and prominent in the local attairw, ol' 
Pavilion, — entered land on sections C and 7. Jacob KamsJetl 
and 6, M. Klodgett came in the fall of the same year. The 
nest who came into the town were, John Francisco, Cii.irles 
Ackeilj "\\ arner Walker, David WcKain, Wni. Karl, and sons. 
A and H Chipman, Gould Jiichai'dson, A. B. Nash, aud others. 
A familj by the name of Calhoun arrived in 18?!ti; the fiither 
and mother were taken sick and died soon after, and were bur- 
ied on the north shore of Indian Lake. The sons and diiughters 
then returned to the east. 

The township was organized in 183G, and included tlie tlien 
unorganized township of Poilage. 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. Upson, on .section ■in. 
now owned liy E. O.sboni. The fii-stsithool wastmiglit, in l^W. 
at JIcKiiin's Corners, liy Miss Olive Smitii ( now Mrs. Chambci- 
lain), the school numbering 17 pupils. Mc.Kain'f Corners con- 
tinn a school -house,, w.agou and blacksmith shops, jxjst-oflico, a 
physician ( Dr. Bradsbiw ), ifcc. There arc eight scliool dis- 
tricts in the town; a grist mill, near the east line; and a saw mill 
( known a.s the Lytnan Earl mill ). The population is estimated 
at 1,800. Thei'e is u steady influx of new settlers, and the in- 
quiry ibr lands, aud hoiunes, is quite activei The line of the 
Peninsular Railway is surveyed through the Walbiidge larm. 
Ninety men were furnished by the town for the army during 
the Rebellion. The average value of land, per aero, is about 
$50 per acre. There are seven lakes in the town. 


POli 1 AGK. 

(Dili- lowns. fi.iiislofk, I'iiviliou, I'oitngL- iiiiil KiihiiUii/Do, com 
iii<;; togflhor. make llic i.'X;u-l j!;<^ogrii|ihici»l cciili'o ufllic I'ouiirj. 

so calk'd liouiiusc ii wns fbrtnoHy usuil by (lui InJiiitis Mini f'ui- 
tradocs. from wliicli tiii'v fml.rukf.l uiul trniisjiorttil tlit-ir t-n- 
iious to suiHL' iiL'igliimniiu: Inko Of cit'iik, ami tliiis pawseil Im- 
Iweeii tliu KiiI;li!i;l/.o<. UH.i .-^l. .Tow|)li rivers, 'Die; Stream emp- 
ties into tile Kahiiiiaxuo, alter lieiiiji imiiieroiisly iliiintnt'il, lurn- 
ifig tlie wliwl.'. ol liiill-:i-ilo/.eLi mills, aiiJ iiifikinj;; itself ollienvise 
aset'ul, Tlic lovvn is yeiiuriilly level, witli some hills: oak oiieii- 
injps is tilt; prevaiiiiij; cliunicler of its surlhee. It lias !i mtiiiliei- 
onaige lakes, ami is otlierwiso well watered ; soil, yeiicrally a 
sm Illy loam, very iirodiietivi". Dry I'lnirio .and Indian iMeldsaro 
ill Portaijc. ami tlieir jiiiiiies suiKdeiitly describe their cliar.icter. 
The tirsl settlement in tlie township socms to have been made 
;is early as l!^;JO, a tiiaii named lleri'ing having erected a eabin 
near the west line of the town hi that year. The same season 
a ^Fr, JloaU idiik a loff tavern in tliat vieiiiity which he kept for 
several years. William Harris moved froni Kalamazoo into the 
siime neighborhood. In ISiil a settlement was commenced on 
Indian 2^'ield3. by Jonas Woodard, — Bntler, and Job Meyers. 
The s{nne year, John K. Howard and his sous llocoter and Steph- 
en ; and Arad and Thomas Cooley, settled on Dry Pr^rie and 
were Joined the next season by C!alob Swoetlaiid, Deacon East- 
land ami his sons Joseph, Sainnel and John ; Moses Austin and 
his sons, AVilliam G. and lienjaniin 1'., settled at Austin's Lake, 
where, in the summer of lSii?i, Mr. Austin erected a log tavern. 


!ind kept it for m^niy years, A |'ii!>lif house i.« still oih'ii there. 
Thomas Chjtffoe seltluil on tlie Indian Fjelils in l>J:l:i. 

In lM;!SJ,RiiRsell Harris, Klij^li Kool., Ksies I'.iii.lliiiij.lioRw-ell 
I'iigL', and LotN'ovtIi. with iheii' families, nnived niid Kctlled in 
the vicitiity of Porttige Creek, west of Iiidinii l''ields. Kiid 
Stjiv, Ucaecni Dodson, nnd Otis Pitts eann; about tlic sitiiie linii.'. 
The ibilowing are Bonie of ttie early sctllei* of Portajje : Alison 
Kinne, Martin Lothrop, ISlihii Russell, Isfiat; A. Brooks, Will- 
ow IViittles nnd her sons Myrtle, Stephen and Coorge; Harmon 
Sherwood, Joseph Boeklej', Kbenezer Dnrkee, Charles Cutler, 
Saimiel CVooks, the 'rnimbiillfi, Enoch Frencli. 

Tliu pioneei-H had )nany diffieulties to contend with. Host of 
them were weeks on their way; and, arriving at their destina- 
tion, were obliged to occi'py the same lodging they had had dur- 
ing the long Journey, n.iniely, in the eovered wagon, or. by its 
side, on the ground; cooking their lepast wilh f.iggots lying 
in the woods, and leading a camp-lile, initil they had laid up a 
log cabin for a residence. In this shanty, consisting of one 
apartment, with furniture corresponding with the style of ardii- 
tectHie, the pioneer and his family of from three to six foiuid ac- 
commodation, and even travellers were lodged wlien they asked 
for it; sometimes two or three families would tin d shelter in 
these primitive habitations until other cabins could be conslriic- 
ted. Wolves were very troublesome. Jlr. Thomas Cooley 
went to a neighbors, (liamsay's) about three miles distant, one 
afternoon ; just at evening he started for home, with a quarter 
of venison which the boys hadjust brought in and dressed. He 
had not proceeded far when he saw several wolves coming atier 
him. To escape them hecut off pieces of venison and threw 
down as they approaehed too near, and while they were (jMarrel- 
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 ol' venison had all been led out to the savage beasts. 

The progress of the settlement, and cultivation of the soil 
was slow and attended by many hardships. Elijah Itoot's saw 
mill was started in 18U4 and was a great convenience to the early 
settler. A small grist mill was built soon after by a Mr. Barber, 


ni, :i bivu.cli oftlic I'oitago, .■luil jrniin li;is oltuii bi?eii can-ieil lo 
lh:it. mill, on riUMi's shwildurs. lo i.ii ground, and then cuniuil 
lioiiie ii) tlicKunit- wfiy. Tlif lir«l sdiool was taught in ls:M, at 
Iiiilian Fiol.b. l.y a, Mr. H,iiiis(l«ll, Losotte Ilai-ris is said to 
l.e tlif iir^t «-iiitt- cliild ].orii ii, Ponage. 'I'lie lim maniiigu 
was tliiit ofiliivdu Lotliio|) fiiid KHiiabeth ]ioot(tli(! ceieiiioTij 
having lieeii purfbnnud liy Cynm Level Kaq.}. in 18;)4. Joliii 
llc'iiika (livMig ill the south [mrt of Kalainaaoo towiisliij) ), J. 
E. Dodsoii iuid others estjiblishoil religious services, class met-t- 
injrs !it ail early day. 'I'he first preaching wais by Klder Merrill. 
'I'lie iirst )ioht-offii-e was established at Cnrjj enter's (.'omers. 
about tln' year 1S4(1. 

The ton'nsliipwas set off from I'^tviljon a«.l orgaiil/ed h, is:i.^. 

the first . 

iieetiii^ beiiiu'li 

old iittlie house (If Klijah 


>ii of I'ortasre, 

ill IMUl was. !)7.4, aii<i the 


s. It is believ. 

ed (hat ilie ijopnlatiou i 

],:!nil. ■, 

riie Kalania/,oo 

& Schooleraft Jliiilroad i 

tlie t.ow„ 

' (laid down. It 

■i(i-7). and there is ii,-tatioi 


contributed !il" 

.■rally in men and money i 


This tiiwtisliip, designated as town one south, range ten west, 
and al^o known as Gull Prairie, is one of tiie oldest settled 
towns in the eonnty. It is pleasantly situated six miles north ol 
the Mieliigan C'en(i-;il Kailroad at Galesbiirg, and eight miles 
nortli-east of Kaluma/.oo : l)ounded north liy Pi-iiirieville in 
JJ;iiry eiiiinly. east by Ross township, and Gull lake, south by 
Comstoi-k, and west by Cooper. 'Hie suHiiee is gently undula- 


ling; llir soil eA^^oeilin^^ly ii,-li iiiid |.voi!ii.-liv.'; tlivre ;ii-.' m-uu- 
lliri'c or ioiir tlioiisiiiHl iii-rcs of pniicii.- lunil in tlic If.u ]islii|i. 
Hiebuliiiico i-onsistsol'oiik openings and iti;n>li lijn.l. Cull lal.c. 
:( heiintifnl sticot of w:it<.-r, NOme t'onr iniIcK in lengtli. tiortli .inrl 
wontli, liy two miles in n-l.ltli, lies upon tin- ciist si(lc of the town 
nnd of^ciipics a portion ol sections 1 and V2. 'Hits hike alioundw 
in fish of Jill kinds usutilly found in wostoruwjiteps.nnd is .a popii- 
liiv resort for lovL'i's of the sport dnring the fishiiigSL'HRoii; an island 
in tho lakt' of twenty ittres or more in extent ni;ikcs n splendid 
uiiniping gi'onnd for parties who ilosire to rem;thi over night. 
A small steamboat nniR from Vorkville, af the outlet of the lake, 
lo Thomas' mill which standw at the head of the hike, 

finll Prairie, so-ealled. occupies a large poi-tion of the town, 
and. witli a soil of wonderful fertility, may well he called '■ the 
garden of tho West." It was originally the site of tw<. very 
extensivo Indian I'lIIaires, and ooeujiied by a tribe called I'otto- 
wattomie, nntil the first settlemenl by the whites in isili). 
These Indians remained in largo mmibers in the vicinily, loth lo 
leave their ancient hunting gronmls, nntil removed bv ilic I'ni- 
ted State." Government in l« Kl. 

Kxtensive "garden beds," so ealled, and some six or more 
mounds were found by the first settlers of tlie township. 
These were evidently of ancient formation, as large ti'ees were 
growing upon them. The Indians oonld give no account of 
them as by whom made, or for what purpose, and their origin 
lias perplexed antiquarians to this day. 

Tho order of settlement was as follows : In Jlay, ll^^iO, Colo- 
nel Isaac Barnes and family, consistinj^ of his wife, liis four sons, 
Carlos, George, Lucius and Lester, and two daughters, Harriet 
and -Julia, arrived from Medina, Ohio. They settleil on the 
north-west comer of section 14, in the vicinity of the " nionndw," 
and Iniilt a substantial log house. Roonaft^sr ( the same season ) 
came William Giddings {fiitlier of Hon. Marsh Giddings, of Kal- 
amazoo ), wife and tiimily, consisting of his sous William Pitt. 
Ely, John, Marsh, DeGi-aflT, Czar and Siniilins, and daughters 
Jane, Louisa, Emma — — — and Euscbie, from Connectient ; 
John Barnes and family, from Hudson, Oliio ; Seldon Norton 


Imulj 11,/ 

kI Ih u 

Oihiido Wc 

.,1 iml li 

litin LojfiiL 

iiul f iniih 

III )mpsoi] 

Hum ,11 

l.nilt lo^' licti 

-..s miki> 

liml fli.l 110 

(.fniie j( 

same yarn ( 1 

- 1) ,m 

large tiid 11 




tla I'lesi.Iui 

II il n 

till iie\t \e 1 

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id ^ J 

)illi< md Imi.K ^\ll 


111! tiimh ml a J)i 

t tlx 1 

1 mil. dm -(.i«on 111(1 


1 Minildfiimv Ihc 

iii>i 1 

TuiH l-'il Also th( 


«lio ]>iL eiii[ifi< ned a 

lIlL t. 

>Mi Mitnitoid ] ldic<l 

In the 

I I 

y sctfk! 

vlollini-* Del 

Siiiiuol bioiMi wite 
Liid '.nc Uiiilim Siinid Fosqili l!u"tl! mlChatlei mtl 
Im^litLisMHy Lin> Limm Cinilottt. md 1< li/ibelli Dea 
< on Simomi "Mills uk iiid sons I'll ■sinini.l lud Ciurles md 
dmi^hUi-s Sii ]| Olivt MauLttt iiml M iin Dtuoii IhiK 
Hiij;^h iiid faiiiilj of ioui ihildieii Ueaoou PlnlipGi^j Philip 
Coie\ an! fiiiiilv Uoicoii feamiicl Bo3k'- ind fiiiijlj iiilI Wil 
liiiii Pluiuiiui Dunns tins leii (I^jI) i |io-'t office wis ts 
1 il lished uiidoi the nunc of GelosUi it the house of Colonel 
Iiine 1> 11 lies he rettu ii^j; the appomtment is post miator 
ttliith ofhte lie liekl until 1^41 whtii he wis RUtceeded by 
Miimfoid Hdied Ti \l&o this jeir (l''Dl) the hi*<t wliite 
<!iiild liorn in tonii in the family of Seidell Norton. IIl- was 
nainod Weldeii Norton, Jr. The first school opened this year 
ill a log house. 

Ill l6'-i-2, ihc nninlior of settlers was largely hiereiised. Asa 
and Loyal Jones; Henry Littie and family; Willartl, Augustus, 
Tiinollij and Sylvester ]\lills, lirotliers of Deacon S. Mills; Dea- 
iron Siinmol Woodrull' and iiimily ; Deacon Edwin Maeon and 
tUrnily; Itev. Levi White and fiimily; a Mr. Cole and Mr, 
Ounimings. ,Vt the niisiog of a harn this season (ii-2 — the first 
frame one), the town was named ■'Uiehland" — name suggested 
hy Deaeon Mills. The first store .ind blacksmitli shop opened 


will-. Wllicll <-l] 

iiisffi iniLcli ii|ipieiu'iisio 

tlifi woods l>ei 

iLg litunilly full of Imli 

.1 by thti oii|>tiii 

r.i of l)l;i<;k II;nvk. 

oiiol 1. liiirrifs 

reet'Lvc'd tlie tirst a]>|>ii 


(1 first Presliyteriiiii ii 
V. Calvin Clark i 

I stagi' 

nl. Intt iievt'r 
house erecte<l 

; imstof; 
sru. " Pf 


all ay I 

I8;i2), of ProliiiU- .1ih\>i<i- iuiil was :iIso Jiistiri 
the (louiity. 

Ill l«:-!a, tirsl lioU-1 opeuuil liy Tinuithy M 
and iriiiil route north «- aril tn (Iniuil UMpids. 
mentpcl at the " Corrwcfi." 

Ill iw;i4, tho iirst iiiwtiiiy; housu ( I'uimi) *^ 
finished. In 18:-i7, tli 
at tiio Corners. He 
oecde<! by liev. Mill 
Semiuiiry"" iiu-oi'itorated :iud :i tino liuilditig erci.-l ed. 

In l^■'il. tho ])re8eiit new ehiUY-h edilite ( Pros In 
urectod upon wile of the 
the Methodists. This is 
about 600 |.eo(iIe. Hev. M. liradli 
thiit relation since tS4;-i. 

There are two soeielies— the ()< 
plnrrt— whieh are well su.'^tuliied. 

There is now (IMIJO) in town, two lihurehe.s, ten .sehool 
hoiiMus, two stores, two groceries, two hotels, two wagon shops, 
four blaoksmith shops, one saw mill, one jurist mill, two physi- 
cians. "" lawyers, three shoemakei^, two painters and one har- 
ness maker. 

Whole number of pupils lieionging to publiu .sehooln, -"lOU: 
whole number of voters, :J10; population in fS(i9, estimated ;il 
1,550; total ^sessed value of I'eal and personal jnoperty in 
mm, g4ijri,3127. 

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

ry line building eiipablc of seating 
i.s still pastor, haiing held 

: l-'eli.iwsi ;,iid (ioo.l Teni- 


inteiTHtiiig lii»!t,ui'\ ihint Jtii'.liliii 
ly mid Sttl.i! u-Lili iiiiiiio'oiis ]> 
niackwl for tiio (•x<:i;llfti(;(! of In 
she pi-oniptlv fiiniisln;J liur ijiui 
tiiaii tiicy Ibiiglii. im.lcL' lli,- I'l 


TlIK l'lii:slJVTKi;iAN CNl'lU'lI. 

The l'i-(!*lijturi;iM CAinnAi w;is organ i/.ctl (Jt-toI.ei- 14tlL. 1.'<:-!1. 
Tlif ivcunl is (liiit '-niomberK of (littbreut i-it!t(!i- (.-lini-cliOR met 
o[i (iull Prairie foi' tlie jmriioso of Iwiiig iirjtuniKed into a 
.^liiiR-!,." liev. LutlK..,- nnrnplii-fj. liicn ot K<lw;,r.lsl,urjr. m-tea 
as Moderator, aii.l Rev. Wiii..Ioik-b \V!ls ii).iPoiiit(.-(l Clerk. Tiie 
following pcrHoiiM fiicsciited k'ltcrM of good ami rojiiiliir stMiidiiig 
ill other ehurdn'M: .Itimfs Porter, Miiry I'orlt'r, !Mnry Norton, 
.(ohii li. IWiies, Kmytia IWnes, ConieliiiM Xorlhrop. Cyreiiiits 
Thompson, Orville IWnes, Tliankfiil Barnes, ilu.'y Log;m. .hm<i 
• Jiddiiigs. Also others, not having letters. Imt desiring tit unite 
with a eliurcli, were present, .iiiil iiecepted us loliows; Ann 
Thompson, Levi S. Wliite, Jonathan Kussell, Adelhie Kiissoll, 
Klizii Kckfbrd, milking 1(> in all. It wus organized as a Presby- 
terian Churdi, Octolier Kith, }mi. Urn: Luther Hiimphrey 
presided, and preaelied a sermon. The Lord's Slipper was ob- 
served, and the first haptiam of children (believed to lie the tir!sl 
ever baptised in tbe county). Their names are .lonathan 
Tbompsoii and Catherine Jones. This was the tirst ('hareh 
organized in the township. 

In January, lS;t2,*J".) other persons were added to the Churcli. 
A Sabbath fStdiool was organized even before the diitrc.h. and a 
monthly eonuert of prayer was held. On the 12th of January, 
^^ii'2, einireh officers were firet chosen, liev. Levi White presid- 
ing aa Moderator. Satiniel Brown and Simeon Mills were made 
IJeaeons; John B. Haines. Smiiuel Woodruff and James Por- 
ter, Kuliiig Khlers. In -Mairh, IX'-U, ."ill other persons had been 


i-ecoivoa to tlic Churt^ii. IIl-\s. Levi \Vliit,>, Win. Jrmus, Silu^ 
\\'ootHiiiry, Air. Elliot, ALiwoii Kii;i|nicn, sii)i|iliL'il preaching. 

Ill rebruary, lS:iS Hov. Calvin Clarl; was iiistiillod jiftstor; lie 
ooiitimiod tliia relation to the Climeli iinlil LS-l-ii, wlieti lie oii- 
tereil the servioe of tlio Home Mis.sioiiiiiy Soeiety, 

In October, 184:5, Uov. Miltoti Itnidley, a laember o!' tlic 
Presbytery of St. Lawrenec, roeeivetl a iiiianiiiirins oiill to be- 
come i.asU.r of the <-r,u-ri-iitiou. IkMli.l iioi at uaee ae,:e|.l 
ol'diis eiill, and abwnt nLost oCtlie lime until llio tollowm;; 

l'a>,|<.r of'tbe(.;imn-b an,l t'<.n,irietralion by ihe I'l'e^byleiv o1 
I\:,ilaiiia/.oo. and has eontinueii lo iiohl liiat uttiee njl lu'llie 
present date. (Dee. ;Jiith, ISIiW,) now move ihan ;i <|uai ter of ,i 
centufy iVoin ihe date of liiN call, lli^ rcmnc.-tioii willi ihe 
eongreptlion hiis been niiirkei! by initttiiil e<mlidenee and elivis- 
ti;m fellowshiii. In 1:<<J(WH, the present house ol' wi.isld|. «!is 
ei-eeteJ iit a cost then of over gG.O'Hi, 

Dnnny those twenly-tive yciirs, the eon^i-e^.'Llii.ii l.a.-^ been 
enjoying ik filii- ilegree of prospenty. [us be^n uuus\iaUy liarmi)- 
neons, am.l haw been en:ibled to maintain without beini^ "l.ui'dene.i 
the inMtiUitions of re!ii>ion. Witliin tlie ]:\^t year (I>;(ifi,)a 
chiipel has been iidded to the chimdi biiihling, ;nid now |u-obabl,\ 
not iiuothor eountry eongregation in the Sljit.e. are as com- 
tbrtiibly and eoiiveniently situated for ;i jdiu:e of worship, 
and no people of the rural diKtrielH have boeu ninre unilornily 
prospered in businei's or preserved in health. This is to bi' 
attributed, in a larivu degree, to the ehriKtian iiiineiples wfiieli 
had so early an inttuenee among the people. 

TiiE Sauhatu Si-nooi, bas never had a vacation, now these 
thirty-eight yeai's. Public worship ia unitomily well sustained. 
and the variouK brandies of christian ivoi'k are not overlooked, 

A Congrcgationalist Church was early Ibrined, but attei-wardf 
was unitei.i to the I'resbyterian Church, tlie government of that 
church being modified foi' that purpose, 

A Methodist Chureh is als.. ik.w doiii.i; iruoil work in ihe 



JIinii.AM) Lim^KNo. :;i7,F,& A.M. Iimhutfcl Fek :2S, iHKi. 
liv n. \V. S, C. Coffinlmry, G. M., Officers installed were : D. L. 
.Toliusoii, W. M.; Atiiok Bartholomow. S. W.; S. C Wilkinson. 
J. W,; K. C. Hailunviiy, Trcna.; Am Itoiijr. Sof'y: G. W. Brown. 
S. D.; A. Jlillspiiiigh, J. IJ.: J. Edifet, Tyler. The flret initiates 
were It. S. H.iwk-y. A. M, Tucker, K. H. Wallividgy, C. B. 
lirown ati<l W, S. ],os::iii, Tlic Clinrtur was irrjiiifcd .Tiiinmi-y 
lOlli. lS|i7. 

PisKSKNT Onrcujis : W- S. hogau. W, M.; F, S, lJiiii;l.;nji, S, 
W.; A. UartlioloniLMv, .1, W.; JS'elson IJoyles,; IJeiibeii 
S|it>in-or, Se«!.: George N. Juwett. S. D.; y. P. Jewett, J. D.; A. 
Jl.Tiiekpr, Tyler; Henry C. Jcwelt. \ . A. B. Kavnne, Stewards. 

Pfesenl minilier i>f members ■")(!. Itctriilrir coniiminif.'ations 
Monday evening- mi or before tlie full ol' tlu- moon iii eacli 


KirKLAMi L'Wi-. I. (), ofO, F, No. :<-2- Itislitutet! Feliriuirj 
::4, isr.]. I,y .loRe|>li Miller, -Ir. (i. 51. First officers were: L. S. 
Kvaiis, \. G.: Wm. C. Snhm. \. G.: G. W. \V;irrcn, K. S.; II. 
W. Peck, T. 

Pjdi^Kvr (iKKiiKiis: 1), If. Cluindlcr, X. G,; C, P. Morse, V. 
G.; N, S. Wliitnoy, ]'. G.; K. iM:u-l.le, li. M.; B. II. Wnrn, T,: 
A. M. Tucker, Warden; Wm. S. Lognn, Conductor; Wni. 
Arrowsniitli, Guardian; E. Marble. CImplain. 

Kuii.I)Or of uieml.ers .'il. Time of lucctiii.s:, Siit.irdav evei.iLiL'. 


riie towusliii) of Itoss, desigiiiited us town 1 soutli, of range 
■est, occupies the north east corner of Kalamazoo county. 
8 most eJteelletil wheat-growius land ; the surfiice is rolling. 


(,'.N-,'e!>l. (.i^t 


111! L: 



le tli.Te im.. 




iTiiipte skirtiiij 


-il_.,-.lly ot 


oi-miiiigs, « 
rn'oflho in-( 

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A large 


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ie h 




•ilu'd ill tlie 

Kkctdi of Uic 

■Idaiid ). 

iiiid thf wfitL'i- Iror 
!iii(l inillw at York 

n it 



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s, Ini 

rgU : 

and Mnall, i 

in 111. 

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tht' « 


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)f it, 

and llnT 

I' aii: ii 

tiiimlwr of jj 



stremiis, the liii-jics 

a of 

wliidi i. 

i Wolf 

or Augusta cret'k wliii;li. rising in linrvy county, rmis soiitli 
tlirougli tilt! f;u-l |>art ot tliu l,o«-ii, furnishing a \vitt(!i-i)n\vcr at 
Augusta 'Hk! vidloy of the rivor is kvt-l and of very ri.di soil. 
There !in^ three villages in l!oss, vi>!.: Vorkvillu, Aiigiista, 
iiiid Uoss Oentrf. The hist onmed was the portion of ]ioss 
that wiis earliest settk^d : tiic IJanieK' located there in IS^l, and 
(he next year Iniilt. a saw null an<i soon iifter. a gi-ist-mill. Mr. 
SlaiKdiff, Jlr. Lake und olhefs alw settled there .iiid did work on 
the mill. Among the early settlers in this i)oitioLi of tlie town Blashtiekl, Jloraw 11. I'eck. George Torn^y, John 
C. Stonehonse, T. B. Pieree,— OritHth, K. Uihlde, Noah Gray, 
Henry Mills, Dr. Uriah Upjohn, Samuel rhillips, a miller, the 
Butterfields, and the Waters family. 3Ir. Torrey and j\lr. (iray 
had a store there. At Augusta. Dr. Knig and family settled in 
lf<^5-0; in 18!!7, George Higliy as agent of ^^and8 ile.Caniily, T, 
& W. Ilali, and E. Convis, eonimenoed the race at that place, 
and erected a saw mill, to whioh a grist mill was afterwards 
attached. Salmon C. Hall taught a school there at an early 
day; Horace Cross kept a tavern, the otiicr settlers were Casey 
lIcKay, Smith, Fori], Shepherd, Ira ileAlliHtei-, the Conways, 
Wymans, — Snllivaii, Gilbert Higgins, the Johnsons and others; 
east of AiigUKti, lived Jolin Race, Potts, Jliller, ]..ahar and oth- 
ers. West of the place, the Ilowlantls built a mill on Gull Creek. 
The McClellens and MerrillH lived south towards the river. 
There was a settlement in the north-east port.ion of the town, 
Mr. George Thomas locating there, on section I8!i7, and 
the Hunts and Frosts lived on the north side of the river, near 
the eafit lineofKoss. The township was orgimiKed in IS-IO. 


■J'lii- iunu h:>s ,levo!.i|ieil rnj.klly. In 1>:IKI ii lia.l ;i f)0)iiilatioii 
ufl,ril4,;UL.l hnU -W) ilwolliii^'s. Tlie ])oi)ulatioii is now L-sti- 
iiiiitc'l at :i.flO(l. Tlie tinviisliifi was alwjivs pvomiit in rcsjionj- 
iiig to the eallsnpon itsi jmlriotisin dnrinfi the war. The volna- 
tioii oftliL' i-eal ami inirsoim! |n-i>])iTty of Itoss for tin- year 

iMis, w.i»s-ir.(;,(nti. 

Au^TiNlii is now tho bn-gwt villagi- ii) the town and is a list- 
iy imsinosK ].lafC. witli a mill, a lioU-1, shojis, sdiools, cluindics, 
Ktorcs.etc, iiinl is tliu coniniercial centre of a large anil prosjier- 
oils scotion of count L-y. Below is a sketch of the history of the 
clmn-lies and ililferent orders. 



'I'lie Ki>iM!0|ial Chinch was orjianized in lKi4. witii 
si'veii mvnihurs. liov. William Jiiee, pastor. I'resent moni- 
litirshiji i'li), Xninher of Siibhath School seholars I-J.-|. Services 
wore held Krst in a School house, they have a hamlsonie striic 
tuiv nearly wmpleteil at a cosl of S-i.tHlll. 


Ai ia>r.\ l-eiM^K No. 'ISk ['. & A. M.. orjiiUii/eil March "JUtli. 
lI^IJT, inider dispensation. 

First eandidale initiated was Uichard X. Wilisoii. 

Date of Charter, 8th day of Jiuiuiiry. Isdt^, Charlef ofticeis : 
1). 1!. Smith, \V. M,; H. V. Ilobart, S. W.; Jas. h. Wheek-r, J. 
■\V,; It. Douglass, TrcHs.; E. Coildingtoii, Sec; (.'. Tahniter. S, 
IX; K. B. JIason, .1. I).; J. Edgett, Tyler. 

PuKSKXT Okmcki;s: O. ]£, Smith, W. j\l.; U. V. Hohart, S. 
W.; K. B. iMasoii, J. W.; 1!. I)ou>rhiss, Treas.; H. 1). Pool, 
See.; C. Palmiter, S. I).; It. N. Willson, .T. U.: 1). McKay, 

itegiilar Jleetiiig lieiil on Weduesday preceeding the full 


moon oauli iiiontli. Present tneiiiljorslilp 411. Siti[:iUuii ot 
LodL,'e room over .i. A. l)e;uis & O's Drut; Store, Wt)>ster 

(nlOOD TKMl'LAiiS, 

Ai si;sTA LoiiiiK No. ;ns, 1, O, G, T. Or^';iiii/.ed February 1st, 
IXOC, by Rev. James A. IJaviJson. 

Officei's: .Tiiraes H. I'ratei-, W. C. T.; Mrs, .lames Jl. J'raU'r, 
W. V. T.; X. F. ]*ooI, W, 11, S.; Abijah Pool, W. T,; Murvin 
^[ead. W, ]•', S,; Joliu Harvey, VV. M.; Mra. X. F. Pool, VV. I. 
(1.; Eugeiiu Mason, W, 0. G.; Mary Mead, W, A, S.; Coi-iieJia 
Pi-att, \V. 1). M.; Ciu-ry Pratt, VV. K. 11. S.; Jlrs. Joliii Harvey. 
W.L. H. S.: ];e>. .los. Anderson, W. C: Dr. ,M. Mo.son, P. W, 
C. T, 

PuKsBsr Oh-nrKd^: Alansoii Wol.ster, W, 0, T,; Miss Violii 
Webster, VV, V, T,: Marshall Fostci-. VV. ]{. H.; Mrs. >[arvin 
Mead, W. T.; Slarvin Mead, W. F. S.; Frank ISi-iiey, W, M.; 
Mrs. G. B. PlielpB, VV. I. (i.; James H, Piat^r, W, O. «.; Mrs. 
Charles Palmiter, W. A. S.; Miss Aliee Smith, W. D. JI.; Miss 
Kllen Loomis, W. K, II, S,; Mj-s, H. K Wood, W. L. II. S.; Dr. 
M. Mason, W. C; Mrs. James 11. Prater, P. W, C. T. 

Xumber of members at organization 47, jn'oseiit No. (ii), 

Jtegular ^^eeting, Tuesday evenings. Lodge lioom, West 
Canal Street. 


This township lies south of Oshtenio and north of I'l'airie 
lionde, and a portion of the prairies of both of these towns are 
in Texas ; Genesee Prairie on Uie north west, and Prairie Hondo 
on the south east. The sui-fiaee is rolling on the west, and 
throughout the town the gi'owth of timber is sueh as is cliara^i- 


lerixud iis'-uuk ojiuiiiiigs;' hut iK gfiioialij lovel. ■riicic is si 
\\U\nhcn\y tiiiiLcv in p^ii-ts of tlie town. Tlioct; im-. ^uvvral 
sLiTaiiifi, Jiiiil si\teuii lukes in tliu lownslii).; (i linincti of Uio 
Kiiliimiwoo-l'orUiiie han its source nt'iir the ejist lino ol'tlie town. 

Among tlio first settlers in tliin township ( if soiitli of iimgc 
1-2 west.)" wore : William Harris, ttic ilcLiiins, Kli Douglas, the 
Uixes, 0. C. Atwatei', Archibald Fee, Kphraini I'ayne, Isaac 
(Jage, II. N. Snow, John Snyder, 0. C. Hill, Ahial Stanley, 
Olark Kellogg, A. G. Towers, .lohn J. Howard, Janios Weed, 
the McEJroys. Hopes, Wiigers, Briggs, Barbers, Abiel Follows, 
J, 11. Ilogehed, IJii-liard Holmes, H'ln. Bishop. Levi Liioe and 
S. O, Welts. A hirge liiiantity of hnid was taken nj) in tf^afi, 
in Texas, by W. A. Tomlinson of New Vork Oity. Prndeiice 
Wattles, J, W. Xorris, J. & W. V. Gibbs, ,1. D. liamsiiy. John 
Davenport and others entered land there abont the same time, 
Mr. Barber phuilod the tirat orchard hi the township, and when 
it came into bearing, was much annoyed by the predatory visits 
of the "boys," who had eni-h a likeing for the truit, that tliey 
would take the lion's sbai'c leaving Jlr. Barbei- scarcely ayples 
enough for a fiste. His dying request was that he should be 
Imried in tlie old orchard nnder afitvorite tree, so that his spirit 
might keep the boys from stealing his fruit. 

The town was organized in 1S3S, the first meeting of electors 
being held !\t the house of A. (i. Towei-s. There is no village 
in the township, and its early history is similar to that of other 
towns. The pioneers have been men of intelligence, of deter- 
mined character, and have lalmred successfully in making Texas 
a prosperous and productive region. It is rapidly increasing in 
wealth and improvements. Its popul.ation may be counted at 
lliis time at about 1,400. Its valuation of real and pei'sonal 
pi-operty for I^dS, was $227,f<9C. Average price of land in the 
township is worth 8(>:') per acre. It furnished for the war its 
full quota of men, and with patriotic response mot every call 
that was made either ft>i' men or for aid to the soldiers in the 
fieVl and their families at liome. There is not a chnrcli, store, 
shop, mill 01- grog shop in the town. The vote polled at the 
last election was "iTS. 



TliL're is no towusliip in the coiiutj of \\\nv]i tlicru is so littk' 
known as of Wakeshina. In [lUSt years it was only }ieai'(l oi\ 
or any inttii'est iiianifested in its existence, when tiie retiu-ns of 
an eleolion were lieui^ waited foi", and fiotnctinios weeks wouhi 
elapse before "tiiU retnrns from Wakeshma " were broujfht hi, 

Tlie vote of tliat town has heeii a standing Jest for those many 
years, and a great stepping stone to let down the Jail of a Ue 
fcated party. It has lieen looked upon as a wilderness and foi'- 
saken plaoe umhi-agons anil anibin;iioun!, with licre and there ii 
Kijtiatter. It ia therefore a jri-oat pleasure foi' iik to add oui- tes- 
timony to that of others who are taking tlie stand in its favor; 
that ill iHUiiy rewpetts it ia the best town in the county, and has a 
destiny wliioh even iiriw is throwing long shadows before. 
There is scarcely any wliere in western Slichigan to be found a 
handsoniev eomitry than in this towtisliip. It is neai'ly all 
timbered land, black walnut, whitewood, basswood, elm, beech, 
maple, eherry, etc., but it is high and dry, charaeterized by long 
valleys and low slophig liillfi, clear running streamn, down to 
whoso very margin the laud is hard and dry. 

Within the past lew years a gi'e;it change has occurred in the 
character of tlie settlera. Enterprise, intelligence, capital, and 
well directed labor, l»as begun a work entirely adapted to the 
development and jiroapority of the town. Schools have l>een 
improved, and a new iite and interest given to them by tlic em- 
ployment of excellent teaeliers, and the building of new houses; 
religious influences have been spread anil encouraged, manufac- 
tures have been promoted, and the population lias wonderfully 
increased and improved. There are numerous mills, both st,eaTn 
and water power, in the town, and two little villages have 

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slio-H'.l, tiio l;iti>^i liuiiig Wak.'i-linia CV^iiirv. Tlu- i.opul^iliuii of 
Iho town i.siilmut ],l)Oii. It may Ikii-ly liu siikl iliat Miis (jxcelloul 
luwnsliip 18 gettiiiji; vui, of (lid woods, ;iml will sooii tiikci its 
I'lime Jtmoiig the most i>ro(;])orous towns in liio (wunty. 
VVakeshina lies hi tliu soiitli-wist corner of" llie {■-ouiily, and is 
(lesignaiud m town 4 south of riingt; 9 west. Asses.s».'(l viiln.v 
tioti of real and personal property in 18(i8, S125,*275. Of tho 
■i,'i'22 men furnislied by KaliLnia/oo Comity during the war, 
Wakesliina coiilrilnitt'd ilH ftil! [iropoftiou. The I'ost otKee is 
at the Centro. anil there are stores, shops. &,-.. in the place. 


U, X, it T. F. CiiiixMJs. Itual Ksliite and Inwmnncu Agents, 
at 1(10 JLiiii StrL'ot, began bnaiiiess here at their preseut ottioe 
last July, though both gentlemen, fallier and son, have been 
residents of KalnmaKoo fof ninny years, Mr. O. N. Giddings 
has been a resident of the county since 1S3C, having been one 
of tbe leading citizens of Cliiirleston in tliia county, which town- 
ship he repj'esented in the State Le^sl.ature, and al'tenvards the 
town of lioss in the IJoard of Supervisors. lienioving to this 
village in l>*rj8, on his election to tlie office of Treasurer, Ik- 
has ever since been closely identified with its interests. There 
is scarcely to lie found, within the county, a person so convers- 
ant with the title, value and bearings ot lieal Estate, as Mr. 
GiddingB, as his jiosition as Treasurer, Supei-visoi-, etc., has 
brought him immediately in contact wilii Ruch business for the 
past 30 years. Theron F. Giddings, the Junior member of tlie 
firm, lias had adniiralile experience in the Ueal Estate and In- 
surance business — having been connected with the Auditor 
General's office, and lieing perfectly litmiliar with Insurance, 
For tills business they are the right men in the right place. 


K-iiiKi!T It. nouAi;i>, Dt-nk-f ii] Hiiiihvaru. Stov (.^ .■in.l Tih- 
wai-e. ;it No. U^ Ahiiii ^ti'i-ut. bo^'au liusiiiL^.-^s liure in IH,".,'-. 
iindei- the firm niiim.' of iSljiiidjirt & I lowjinl— their tii-st loiMtioii 
being ill a store on Hiirdick Street, wliicli they occuiiied liow- 
ever Imt a sljort time. Their tviide so increasiny as to require 
larger quarters, tliey removed to tlie Btoi't' 14'J llsiin Street, In 
l^G'2, the firm moved into the store iio\v oceupied by Mr. 
Howard, and the iiext year liv. Standiirt retii'ed, leaviu"; llie 
business to the present proprietor. Tlie furtlier iiieiory of this 
well known establishment is, that it is popular, snceesBful, and, 
is always well stoi-ked with every jirticte of goods desired in this 
department of trade. Mr. I-lou;iiil is oue of niir leading cili- 
xens and business men. 

F. S. St(.\k, Wholesale and I!et;iil dealer in (IrooeJ'ies mi<i 
Provisions, Xo. IftO Main Street, dedieated the sjdendid new 
store, corner of Main and lEose Streets, to the purpose of trade, 
having leased and moved hito the same on its <'om|>!eLioii in 
October, 1!S68. The store is very handsomely and appropriately 
fitted tor the purposes of a fii-stclass grocery store. :is it is. 
Mr. Stone <;anie to Kalamazoo in I8li^ and purchased a very 
handsome property. His former experience in the. trade indaced 
him to embark anew in the business, (he was in the same trade 
27 years, in Oswego, N. Y,) and lie seems to have fallen at once 
into the regards and favor of the public, for he is doing a large 
and continiially increasing business, Mv. Stone is assisted in 
the business by his two sons, E. (!, and Ii. A. Stone. About 
the whole establishment tliere is the appearance of fiimiliarity 
on the part of those in charge with all the dotailsof the grocery 
tr^e, the quality of tlie goods and their disposal 'upon th<' 
shelves, &a., shows taste and experience. 

MrxiiKf: & Cn.iMri.iN — Not to know this energetic and excel- 
lent tirm of Merchants, and admirable stoi'e is to argue oneself 
unknown. Although a comparatively new firm iis such, both 
the gentlemen composing it have for years lieen known to the 
people of Kalamaaoo as first class business men. Mr. Muiiger 
having iteeu foj- a long time connected with the firm of IJabcock, 
Cobb & Co.. (predecessors of Afunger &, Ohamplin). and Mr. 


rliiiiiiplni li^i^ii.L,' l>oo)i iiii cstfL-m.-a ol'thv tirni -if Geo. 
Toll A- (.!<). 'nie nun- finii I'oiiiinoiicetl Imwiiess .laiiuury, ]mx. 
:iml ;it oiu-e loiiiiil |.o|mliir l-ivor witli tlic- iHil.iif, ami tlieir mu- 
.■(■HH liii^ liwn almost micxaiiii.lfd. Vm^v mt-ii iire Letter c.ilculal- 
ed, either l.,v lasle or exiierifnce, for siiecessfully eomhii'tiiijr a 
first eliiss Dry Gno.Is liiisiiiew flinii Mt-sM-s. Munjrer & nnuniiliii. 
Tlieir store is ii tiiKhiimiilile resort for tliosf wlio dt'sire tlie 
iiiefst tilings ill tlie way of Dress GooOs and Silks of the lalest 
liesigiis. Their sloek of Domestie ami Koreiiiii Dry (tooiIk, 
Caqtets aud Clotliiiiji is very Ijiri^e, and is kept n|> with the 
Htniosl fare ami attention to the ohanjre in s-tjles an.! (jiiaiities. 
Their s^tore is the splendid I.roivn stone front. No. liCi :\liiio 

JiMiNNi.N & SiiM,hON, liealurs in Dnig> and Medieioes, al I l-l 
Mail! Stieel. I.egad IniMness here iirisiy, snei'eedinir K. li. 
ISooth, in the same lo.-aMly, They liave sneeeede.i, hy (horou^di 
knowledge of llieir liiishiess, hy uiiter[irise ami hy fair dealing, 
in hnilding ii|> a trade that is already very liirfie. and yel, is 
steadily increasing. Ifr. Johnson ie a phj'Kieiaii of skill and 
einii)eiice, and haw had on e.vtensire es|>erieuue in his Imsiiiess. 
Mr. Sheldon is a yoniig man of snperior hnsiness iiiialitii-ations. 
These gentlemen eujoy the eoiitidenee of the piiblie. us lieing 
Druggists, serupulonB and eareful. both in the qnality of the 
goods lliey puvidiase and tlie preseripfions tiiey prepare. ^Messrs. 
Johnson & Shtddoji, in iiddition to their retiiil tiade, do an ex- 
(ensive business in jobbing goods. 

J.vMifs GrihKN, MantitJicturor aud Dealer in Harness, Sa(idle^. 
Trunks, etc,, at Xo. SS North Biirdiek Street. Mr. Green is 
one of onr oldest citizens, having come to Kalania/.oo in Ifitli. 
lu 1^4:i he eoinmeiieed in the Harness business with William 
Stuart, east JSlaiu Street. In 1^00, Mr, Green built a store <m iim- 
diok street which he occupied, in his business, nntil last August 
lR(iM wlien he was hiin-icdly ejected by the firj element which 
ooiisumed liia store and a portion of his stock. With cfiaracteris- 
tie energy he immediately coinn\eneed in connection with Wm. 
Woodhams the erection of a fine brick store on the site of the 
former one— liO tiy too, three stories high and well appointed. 



This new pla<;e of business is now furnished with aii excellent 
stock of goods IE his line. Mr. Green is the oldest Iiarness 
maker now doing huBiness in Kalamazoo, and is a most skillful 
and expert workman. He made the fii-st wooden {not llie Tro- 
jan ) iiorse in Knlamazoo, which he lias continueil to nse for 30 

H. L. UiNiiiiAii, Photographic Artist, ut Xo. II-J Main Street. 
One of our very best artists— a most thorough picture maker, 
and one thtit loves, and is devoted to his art. He took the 
first premium at the State Fair held in Ueti'oit in ISC", after a 
most spirited contest. At the Kalamazoo County Fail's of 1S65 
and 1806 he was also awarded the prize of sujjerioritj. His 
rooms are very pleasant, and hia specimens of ink and colored 
photographs iire very fine. Mi-. Bingham commenced business 
here in 1865 and has an established reputation as a first class 

C. S. D'Arw-YMBAi.. dealer in Drugs and Medicines, >fo. 132 
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, biit has kejit 
almost continually in the trade. In July, 1867, he moved to 
his present 6ycH of a store (fitted up expressly for him under 
his direction) than which there is not a ueatev, or prettier drug 
depot anywhere. His stock is very choice and select. Mr. 
d'Arcambal's ability and experience as a druggist and preecrip- 
tionist are the result of education and jeai-s of the most com- 
plete practice. The taste displayed in his neat and model store 
is anindesof the character of the quality of goods and CuAKLEv's 
skill in this business. 

WiLTJAM Shakksi'kaio; — 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 booksellei-, having gradu- 
ated Irom a printing office after going through the entire carri- 



«ul 111 11 from "devirs" stool to tlie editoi'ial li-i|io(l. Mr. Siiakcs- 
peare corritiiein-ed irailc in 1807 !it his present quarters, sut-- 
ceeditig A. J. Gibson, lie liiis already roeeived a large trade, 
lii» stock buiiig always full and adapted adiiiiralily to the waiitt^ 
of thia people. School hooks and stationery of every kind and 

S. O. BKNMrrr & S,.n>, Manufacturers and Dealers in l!oots 
and >Shoes, at No. Ill Main Street. This firm began business 
under this name in January, 1800. Mr, S, O. Bennett, however, 
came here in IHrif). and began trade in the fiill of that year. IrL 
Dee., 1807, the store which he had purchased and fitted up. 
Xo. 11] Main Street, WHS destroyed by tire, bnt with eharae- 
teristie entevpriKe he begiiii, in April and finished in August, tlic 
handsome and commodious brick store now occupied by the 
finn. No 111 Main Street, which is a fiivorite and popular place 
for the pnrchase of "/lit Goods of every kind, Mr. S. O. Ben- 
nett lias been a most valauble eitiKen, contributing by bis enter- 
prize and liberality to the wealth and beauty of Kalamanoo. 
The firm is composed of S. (I. 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. I,. SBiiai^c & Co., (4rain and Produce Dealers, 103 Main 
Street, are among the most active and estensi\e 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., for the past three years has beeji im- 
mense. They have a large warehouse and elevator. The firm 
is composed of James L, Sebring and Peyton Kanney, 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 1804; thongh Mr. Eanney 
had been successfully engaged in the grocery trade for a num- 
ber of years prior to thai date. 


CiFAiu.K^ Ffi.iNKiMi, :« Nortli Hiirtlick Slr<;ol, (siirccssor to 
Willinm Gi-eoiJ,) in .^lutdlery rtiul Suddfovj Hardware, hn? 
lint recently t'HWhlislied himself in business, hiiving puR'hascd 
the stock and trade of William (iieen. He is a young mail, 
well aoqiminted with the business and tlioroiiglily skilled in tlia 
liractical workings of the Siiddlery and ITameas business. He 
liiiij a <ioin)>lete and most e<ccellent stoek nnd is determined to 
win his way to popularity and suecess by elose up plication to 
business, and l»y selling the best of goods at the moxt satisfac- 
tory prices. Uon't forget liiin in looking about for any article 
or ailicles in his line. 

LuAvn-r & L'hkdkkcx, Dealers in Watches, Jewelry, Silver 
iLiiiI Plated-wiire, No. "12S Main Street, (successors to Wm. H, 
Snow). This is a new Jirm but ii popular one — the gentlemen 
composing it being thoroughly posted in all the depiirlnients of 
the Jcfweli'y ti-ade. They pay special attention to rei»airing, en- 
jrraving, &c. ilessra. Leavitt & L'lieureux are recently fi'om 
•Vermont, and have bad years of experience in all the branches 
of their business. They have added a splendid stoek of new 
goods, and their store is a model of neatness and tnste. 

IsiiKLf, & Dayton, at 119 Main Street. Tliis well known and 
favorite shoe firm receive, every day througliout the year, evi 
deiiee that they know how to keep a Shoe Store, in their steadi- 
ly increasing trade, and the popular favor ivliicli they meet 
with. Messrs. Isbell & Dayton commenced ti-ade as co-partners 
m 1867, in the Parker Block, though Mr. Isbell has been in 
tnide here since ISOl, when he became a partner in the iiouse 
of H. S. Parker & Co, Mr. Dayton has had many yeara es- 
perien<;e as a merchant, in Connecticut. I'lic store of this 
firm is a very handsome one, thoi-oughly adapted to the lai'ge 
business which is carried on therein. Messrs. Isbell A Dayton 
manufacture largely, but also keep their shelves well stocked 
witli 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 
oottld be desired. 


'I'lio,-. S. tli.nii. Iteilur ill t'rockcij mid Glassware, !it No. lOii 
.Main Street. Mr. Col'h liofjaii business in this departniMit of 
ti-«ae in 18r>r>, associatinj; witli iiim Mr. U.ivid Fislier. No fii-m 
ill Kalamazoo Coiintj wurc better known and more widely 
|>0[>ular than Cobb A J'islier, nor was tlierc a store wliere cus- 
lomers found more honorable dealers or more liberal and genial 
proprietors. Tlie goods were just as they sliould be in (|ua!ity, 
style and maniiliu;ture. and their stoi'e a model of neatness and 
i)rder. In l>^(Ui, this firm erected the elegant marble building 
now occupied by Mv. Cobb, (Mr. Fisher havhig retired in 
Aufrust. l^tif"). which is one of the principle attractions of Kal- 
:mi»KOo, and is the finest Crockery Stove in the State. It is 
built upon the site of the former store oceupied by Oobb and 
Fisher, in the Htime business. 

M. M. & I). BiiowxK, Proprietors of the " Central Flouring 
Mills'" and dealers in Feed, No. \S-2 Main Street. These gen- 
tlemen, whose new but extensive and favorite Flouring Mill, at 
(.-'onistock, liavc made their names a household woi'd with the 
tiirmers of the eotinty, have recently established a Floui', Grain 
intd l''eed Depot on the comer of Church and Main .Streets, 
'riiey keep the best quality of flour, meni, &c., as well as make 
this jilaco their headfittartere for the purchase and sale of grain, 
corn, oats, &c, 

OiTv HirrBi.. — Kalaniawo is deservedly famous for good 
hotels and landlords that know how to keep them — who live up 
to the injmiction to "Welcome the coming, speed the parting 
guest.'' Among the hotels of this place, the " City " is one of 
the most tavoi-ably quoted, and " mine host" of the same turns 
no one from his (loors hungry or diswitisfied, 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 Juno, 18t>8. After expending a large amount of mouey in 
overhanling it. and supplying it with all the comforts and con- 
veniences of a first-class hotel Mr. ITovn formerly kept the 
Tremont House. Tie h^ been " before the public '' here since 
iXM, as a caterer tor the public stomach, and show us a man 
that tnows his business Iwttov. 


FiHi & Ci VNh deUers in (Tioceries in I Pi dm'-ioiis liuits 
Floiii 111(1 hoii&eliolil stints lliis is one ot tin mo-<t leliilik 
giocety firms in town B th niembors of the firm are vomi^ 
men sinip liuyers ule\er Sf llei'i entei prising and Bide iwakt 
ai busines« mtii and just the fellows one likeh to deal with 

light along Jor loui yors thej hue lemamed in their 
present quai ters bein^j almost the first to \enture business on 
South Bunlick Street their success in fttt tontnbutinffgieath 
to bnn^ trade to this now bus\ J.\enue The seeker aftei 
good things Mhidi the world giiei need not ^o ibont with i 
lintein for he can supply himsilf leadil} it tish & Cimes 

Gkd. W. Wissi.ow & C<)., Dealers in Mai'ble Monuments, <&o., 
at No. 15 & 17 Portage St. Mr, Winslow, the senior member of 
this firm, has a name that is as lamiliar to the people of Wes- 
tern Michigan as that of any Imsiness man that has ever been 
among us. He commenced the business in which he is now 
engaged in 1848, on Eleanor Street, hia establislmienl being one 
of the- very fii-st 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 1?3<), 
and has been actively engaged in trade since that time. Mr. 
Mtllei-, 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 veiy 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 Natfoxal Baxk. — This institution was organized in De- 
cember, 1863, with a capital stock of $.^,000, limited to $500,- 
000, The present capital is $100,000, The officers are Latham 
Hull, President ; J. A, Walter, Vice President ; Chamicey 
Strong, Cashier; Charles A, Hull, Teller; A, S. McAllister, 
Book-keeper; Hiram Moore, Assistant Book keeper. The man- 


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ner in wliich Uio bank of the people is mauaged has done much 
to make tlie system ol' Nutioiial Banking so popular hei'c. 

Asiiiiv & Gosi', dealers in Groceries and Provisions, at No- 
14 ISoiith Bui'diek Street. These gentlemen have a w'ell select- 
ed stoek of grocer's wares and are active in disposing of them 
at the ckei'pest ralr, to their nnmeions cnstoniers. Both these 
gentlemen are joung men, whose motto seems to be in ail 
their business ti'ansactions " tlie greatest good to the greatest 
number." An excellent and reliable firm. 

JoiiMMiN & SnKKMAN, Proprietors of the City Marble Works, 
at 98 Korth Burtlick 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 sculj^tor, Mv. 
Johnson has few superiors. !Many ''gems" adorn our cemete- 
ries, the result of his labor. They employ the finest marble 
and give the closest attention to the wishes of patrons in the 
execution of ordeiif. 

BAj^i^KTT, Batks & Co., Wliolesale Grocers, Xo. 100 Main 
Street. The liistory of this firm is the recoi'd of admirable 
business management and unusual prosperity. Originally it was 
Walter tfc Biissett; Mr. Bates coming into the firm hi 1853, 
the name was changed to Walter, Bassett & Bates. Since 
1854, the firm has been Bassett & Bates, and no business house 
in Western Michigan has become better or more widely known. 
In 181)7, Bassett & Bates moved into the new and spacious 
store erected by them in the new marble block weat 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 ant) popular salesman of theirs, vras taken into the 
business, and the firm name became Bassett, Bates & Co. The 
great success with which 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 
ha^'e dealt largely in real estate and ai'e now the ownei^s of the 
Humphrey hloek and sevei'al line stores besides the one which 
they occupy, and a large amount of other business property. 
The business of this house from 1841 to ]84(), was about $10,- 



000 per ivmmm ; iVom l^i-Ki to 18.JI, $-.>0,l)llil j.or iiuimin ; fvoui 
18S1 t<. 1854, S40,0l)0 jjoL- yoar ; from !«:)+ to l«.37, 31;!il,UiiH 
per year; from ISfiT to IHtU, iibout SU0,(1I)» to $ir.O,(K)ll jmr 
year; from I8(>4 to 3808, from $-J4(l,(»)l) to $:-ir>ll,0(K) per year. 

Michigan Naciosal Bank.— This Bunk was organized as* ii 
National Bank ill ISar., witli a ciipitol of $10(1,0(10, limitwl t.. 
8500,000. Previous to this time, since LS'id it liiiJ lieen a private 
banking house, biit liad always enjoyeil the iitmoi^t eontidenc^e 
of the people. As a National Bunk its business has greatly in- 
creased and now tJiere are few if any banks in the State heller 
managed or more esteemed than this. The officers are : W. A. 
Wood, President; Allen J'otter, Vice President; -T. W, Taylor. 
Cashier; E. J. Plielps, Ass't Cashier. Dikkitohs. — J. 1". Wood- 
bury, Allen Potter, W. A, Wood. J. Parsons, H. liislioj.. S, 
S. Cobb, J. C. Bassett, F. W. Curtenius. I. D. Bixby. 

A. C. WoUTi-BY, Dealer in Watches. 01o<-ks, Jewelry, Silver 
and Plated-Ware, Ae., No. 120 Main Street. A large and in 
every respect first-class establishment. Mr, Wortley has sin- 
ueeded admirably in ascertaining jnat the wants and tastes of 
the people of this section, and as a eonseijnenee he keeps n 
supply of the richest and most elegant goods to be ol)tainetl 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 ibr the newt^st and most tasteful de- 
signs, and the purest of material. His trade is already very 
large and rapidly increasing. Every thing new in the hlastern 
market is at once represented at Wortley 's. In Watches, and 
Silver and Plated-ware, he has the best fiicilities ibr supplying 
the most superb patterns, and orders are taken tor any special 
design or device. In February 1868, Mr, Wortley's stock was 
rushed oft' at less than cost, and his store nearly destroyed by 
fire. His stock on hand is entirely new, and is a rich assorts 
ment of rare and beautiful goods, and the store itself is a model 
of taste, elegance and luxury. 

Dkwino & Kknt's Sash, Door and Blind factory. Ai»iong 
our manufacturing firms none stand better, are more widely 
known or have greater facilities for doini; the work for which 


lIlL'TOIiV OV K\I.ASlA/XIO COliM'V. 1111 

thej liave iirejiiireil tlioniselvcs. Tlie asHOciatioo is W. G. 
Dewing, JamoH A, Kent, and W. S. Dewing, all long-time resi- 
dents of Kalamazoo, ami " live." thoi-i»iigh-{;oiug bnsiness men. 
The Planing Mill and factory foi- the aliove named articles is a 
model of ott'ectivoness ; supplied with the bewt and most im- 
proved machinery, employing none but the best workmen, and 
using oiily the best mateL-lal. TJiey have won golden opinions 
from all sorts of patrons, and will never do any thing to forfeit 
it. The history of this tirni begins witli 1^ 7 when it was 
Dewing A Scudder. In ISIJ^i, the piesent hrm was established. 
In June, ISOii, as our citizens will rLmtmbLi then building was 
entirely consumed liy fire, and was lebmlt in the fall of the 
same year. The planing mill buildinj; is Cl) teet square and two 
stories high, of biick — theii' warehouse is .i > by "^0 feet, of brick 
also— same height. They have besides i lir^e salesroom on 
KnlamaKoo Avenue, where they keep ches pimt, oils, sash, 
doors, Xc, &<■■ The average number of hands employed by 
this tinn is :',:>. Sales in 180S about gjl),»i)(l. 

iinKiii: ifc FiM'ii. Grocers. ISO Main Street. During the season 
of 1^'iS this tinn have erected a neat looking brick store on 
Bt-un Street at the above number; taken a prominent place 
.imong the wide-awake business men of Kalam.i/oo, and arc 
doing an excellent business. Both ha^'e had experience in trade, 
and the appearance of the stoi'e dunug business hours, sufficient- 
ly jiroves that they aic popidar in the quality of their goods, in 
their prices, and in their manner of doing business. 

Wuj.Ai!i> Moiisii, Jr., Dealer and Jobber in Millinery and 
Fancy Groods, at No. VH Main Street. As a dealer in the class 
of goods above mentioned, Mr. Morse is a success. He knows 
this market periectly, and the class of goods, the styles, and all 
that, suited to the taste of our people are as familiar to liiin as 
the classics are to a Greek professor. He began business here 
first in the Humphrey Block, in ISfiT, the next spring he remov- 
ed to the building now occupied by I'ish & Crane, on South 
Burdick Street. In 185!) he moved to 129 Main Street, and 
finding his bnsiness steadily increasing and the necessities for 
enlarged facilities, he removed to his present large and c 


ilious rooms in lli(Cii, 


bi-jje number of liaiiils, und mII Jepmtments of the iiiilliii 
trade are eondueted in a iiiannei- tli;it ndds <!ontinii:illy to liia 
well earned reputation, find liis aliuiidant siiceesa. He has huilt 
up a very enetisive Imsiuess in the Joliiiini; of Millinery -uid 
!■ ant y (roods nhich lie hin male a Rpc»,iilt\ His store is i 
model tt it^ LJass — oidei neUn«ss hi. mty \ ant I v in 1 the most 
(.xeelleiit tiite liumc c\eiv«heie appncut Ihereiit m ficl 
few if any stores in Kalamd/oo wheic so ramli of tht, aitiHtK 
md beiutilul is to be seen and but ft,\v of our (.iti/ens lia\e iny 
idea of the extent and nna;nitndc oi the biisinew «huh Air 
Moise ciirieson tie is aided hv a toips oi issistmts «li» 
tlioioughly undeist md tlicii eeieial dep^rtmenl^ 1 rulv this is 
I complete "uid dtseuedlj populai estililialinitnt 

I'viiii'Oi! \\ Co lb one of the minufiii tmin.^ mstituti ns A 
Kalamazoo w hitb i eflei ts t,redit upon itb name and it<- mi h m 
ics rius Company commenced opeiation»( October 1st T^(>7 
and Iht exLellonco of the Musical tnstruments which they send 
Hit achieve tor the mikeiv success esteem and patronise «hub 
othti miimit u 'iiieri ha\e not Iccn ibh to if |Uin. in \(aiK 
[bo turn IS coiTij osed of (jh,oi_,c l'i_,„olt Jiobtit D Vts ml 
1 hv lid 1* lohiisoii ill cviuiuiccd md jiintitl (Ji^in nid 

Melodcon niikcrt, Mr I'l ,otL w is loiiuc h (iicmui m thi 

Melodcoii I iLliry.t HI lUmm A Phillips m„ ibut in not i 
luoic bkillfiil OI moie tboio'igh masin of the lit < t miknu 
Liced Inatiiinicnts than Ik — a mm inirtni >tis mvcnlni. ml 
lull of icsomccs These instiumcntH nc \<.\y ] opul i he ii^ 
supenor m woikmunsbip bmsb md t nu Mi \ \ im ii li- 
the trivelhng n^eiit of the fiiin 

Gkimi- A b«j.nLv\D Uealeihiiil unici f kh t il M i o 
At coiiiei ot Wiliard and Cbuieb Micet Mi (. iiies in 
to Ivalama/oo iseaily is l»3i lie bis btenideiitiliel with tin 
jfiowtli of the village and bab taken vi utue pirt m loeJ.1 
iiftairs He commenced business at the pi esent stand in ISO) 
and tbe year follow mg be issociitcd 1 1 m<is Cohuan with him 
ilr Colmau recently ictired fioin ibo fiim and Mr Caleb 
"iiveetlaud Ji l>ecame i paitnei In the line of business lai 


lied (in liy ilii^se j^cialciiK'u, tlu'j dt'sorvi^tlly enjoy a good shave 
nt* j)iil)li(; [)atl■oll;lgl^ ;ilwiiys kwjiiiig n full imtl oxceilent stock 
of the ;»ili<:ics above (jiiottd. 

S. K. J \('c)i!^()x, I'liiclicAl Dyei% Scourej- said liopaii'er, located 
;(i; 71 ^Miiiii Stroft. Mr. Jiicobsoii cominoiu-ed business liere in 
(lie spring of IWl. His liicilitics lor doing work in his lino arc 
coinplele. rnul all onlers uiilriistwl to his ciitre M-ill be fiiithfully 
executed. The beauty and finish <if his woi'k is winning tor 
bim a large and inrreasing patronage. 

W.H. J-.iM.oN A |}i!im[h;ii,dfalei-s in idl kinds of Agricultural 
liiiplemeuts. Mr. W. Landoii, of this firm, began the business 
of keeping on band and supplying improved farm implements 
and mae.binery to the farmers of this eounty, in ISii-i. In 1868 
Ills brother beeame associated with him. They supply the 
'■World's lieajier," the -Obanipion" Johnson's Self liaker. 
Also the eelebratetl Hall's Toniado Thi'asher, Taylor's Sulkey 
liakes. <-inMn Drilh, Cider Jlills, Wheel Ctdtivators, Horse 
Forks, &(.:, ite. The 3Iessif<. Laudon are enterprising men and 
keep always along with the improvements of the clay. 

lJir([(Ki,i, HnorMKi!,-. ■\l;inufaeturers of Carnages, Wagons and 
Sloiglis. Tliese gentlemen oeeiipy a high position among the 
uianulaotiirer!- of Kiil;.ma/.oo. The business was established aa 
,'arlyas ts;!7. by Wiirren Uiirrell. !-'rom lt'41 to ]S«7, thefirm 
was knowti as llogfbooni & Biirrell. sometimes George and 
sumetimes Uavid limrell being j.artiier of Mr. Hogebooni. In 
ISti7, the present firm wa.s formed, eomposed of David and 
Ifeorge Uurrell. The building for wood work and trimming is 
■24xii:i, (or office, stonige and jiainl shop iJ^i.tOO, blacksmitli 
shops, one :i)l.\-H>, the other iVix^r); building for storing Imnber 
■JflxlH'. 'i'hey employ twenty-five men throughont the year, and 
iheir business more than keeps pace with the growth of the 
village and country, wliieh reipiire.s the eontinnal extension of 
tiieir business facilities. The enviable reputation which their 
work enjoys throughout ri wide section of country, is the evi' 
denoe that none but the best material ami workmen are employed 
in their nianuljietory. Their shops are located at the corner ot 
Main and Park streets. 


N. H. Bi;Lii,iN.iiiA>i, I'roprielor of tliu I'liiniiij;- Mill, Snf~h. 
Doni- and Blind Maiiiifiictory, No. 9S Water, (-oriior ol" North 
Park St. Mr. Burlingtiam is one of our oklest busineiss men. 
For many yeai'S ho was prominent in llie settlement an<l prog- 
ress of Comstock, to wliidi plate he uame hi JS!t4; removiiifi 
to Kalamazoo he has been connet-tod with a number of business 
enterprises. He began the business in wFiitli he is now engaged, 
in 1S64, since which time he has aiiiled many brandies to his 
mann&ctnring facilities, such as Scroll and \'^eneer S:iiviuj{, 
Wood Turning, Mouldings, &c. All orders cntnisted lo liis 
care will be executed with promptness and fidelity, 

Gkorob I>i)[hik, Steam Engine Works and Agricultural Foiiu- 
dery. This is one of the largest nxanufact.ories in K;»i:»maKO(i, 
In 1855 Mr. Dodge commenced the business whif^Ii has become 
BO extensive, by the ei-ection of a manufectui'ing establish men! 
on the comer of Rose and Eleanor Streets, from which, soon 
after, he began to turn out. the <'elehratcd Ciu-tiw I'lows. lii 
184:!) he invented his JJiinous, so called, "No, I'll," which has 
become the leading plow in this and sevend ol the Western 
States. He still contin\ies to manufacture the Cui-tis plows, 
and several sizes of plows of bis oi'iginal jiatlerns, und other 
agrioultural implements, raakint^ his l-'oundcry ii Imsy i-epublie 
of industry; new buildings soon became necessary, and in IKil 
the business otlice and warehouse were erected. In 1H()7 » new 
brick building was put up, and anothei' one in IMiS. Besides 
the office and large ware rooms, there are now the ioliowing 
buildings belonging to the establishment: Jiiacksmith Shop, 
40 by 40 — capacity six forges; Moulding Shop, 40 by lOll feet; 
Machine Shop, 40 by 40 feet; Wooding Shop, 40 by 40 feet, 
second story; Engine and Grinding Ilooins, 2.'i by 40 feet; Saw- 
ing and Lumber Cutting Shops, 40 by 40 feet; Pattern Houae, 
30 by 40 feet; Paint and Plow Shops, second story, 40 by (if) 
feet, besides buildings for lumber, coal, sand, &e. Working 
force of 18fJ«, 40 to"'55 men. Sales in IWS about 8100,000. 
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. 



D.iwKOMt Cuiin, ilcali;.s 111 Grim Wcol Sa i I U tt ml 
Ocuei'd I'roJuue, \o. 99 ^ itit buid cl StrcU ilii-. is a fn->t 
olasB, ihorough-going and BUtoiiifiil buauitsi fiim w hose buaint s 
is veiy extensive, employing i tat^e cajjitil Messrs Dudgeon 
& Cobb have two wure ho I'iLfe anlin Uc^-jtii nodi the Ccii 
tral l>epot, and uve amon^ our ^ii-attfet liujeis o( giain and 
oilier produce. Mr. John Dul^on cim iiciict 1 biisineii ncit 
his present stand in l'i4;^; su((,i,odnig Mmigtr X IvUIogg om 
first wareljoiisonicii. Mr. C L. Cobb came to Kalamazoo in 
1845, and was for years a member of the firm of S. S. <!obb & 
Co., and IJabcock, Cobb & Co. The present firm was formed 
in 1805. Uotli gentlemen are superior business men and enjoy 
the entire eoiitidt'iiec of the ]>eople of Kalaiiiaaoo aud adjoining 
counties, wltii wliom ihs^y linve had business relai.iotis so many 
years. They are also oaihts oI ii largo amount of village lots 
iiortb ol'the l.'o^id 

II. Jl. Stkvbss, dealer in Crockery and Glass Ware, at No. 1-2 
Portage Street, begun business here in ISOO, He still continues 
at the same place, growing in popular favor every day. Hia 
store is admirably stocked with every variety of articles in bis 
line of trade, enibrachig all styles, from the pliun and substan 
tial to the graceful and elegant. An enterprising and thoroHgb- 
ly reliable de.iler, Mr. Stevens" success in business is notewortliy 
— the result of personal application and attention to the wants 
of the public. 

Brkuk *fe SwTT, Merchant Tailors. — This (ii'm occupy one of 
the splendid stores in the new marble block of Henry Brcese. 
Tiie firm is comparatively now, Laving been organized in the 
spring of 1867, but Mr, liufus Scott bas been connected with 
the clothing trailc 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 & 
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. Rufus Scott is a man 
who thoroughly understands his business, and knows almost 



every man Jn tliia county by name, Tlie store Is aclniirably 
supplied with every species of desirable goods, and with the . 
best of workmen. About tliirty men are kept constantly em- 
ployed. Sales tlie present year will probably reauh $150,000, 

CotK ife TuoMAS, Proprietors of the Steam Elevator ami Floui- 
ing Mills, No. Ill North Buidick Street, This is one of the 
oldest and most favorably known business firms of Kalamax.oo, 
and both gentlemen are old residents, Mr. Cock liaving come to 
this county as early as 1832, and Mr. Thomas in 1837. They 
uommeoced operations here as Commission and Forwarding 
Merchants as a business fii-m, in 1848, the association being H- 
F. Cock (fe Co., composed of Henry ¥. 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 soid their warehonse to Dudgeon & 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 wei-e the first who furnished accom- 
modations for farmers to Store their wheat — the first to buy 
grain to ship by Uailroad. 

Geo. W. Parker, Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Carpets, 
Cloaks and Millinery Goods. Mr. Parker lias 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. I'arker 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. MooRi;, Ko. 11 Portage Street. Mr. Moore came to Kala- 
mazoo ill 1855, and soon after, in lf^57, began to build up his 
present excellent trade in groceries. Twice he has built up his 
brick store {once destroyed by (iie)- Mr. Moore has been very 
successful in trade, anti does a large business wliicli is steadily 

Dii. MoLTERu — Magnetic Infirmary. Dr. M,, had successfiilly 
practiced his peculiar theory of he:ding, 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, Electnc and Chemical Baths. Mrs. Moliere is 
a celebrated Clairvoyant, who delineates diseases without ques- 
tioning the patient, and the Doctor then applies the remedies. 

K. W. SoLTiiwoKTu, Painter, dealer in Paints, Oils, etc.. No. 
40 Noi-th Burdick Street. Mr. Southworth is an old resident, 
and one of onr best known and reliab'e 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. 11. Walsh, a most skillful sign and ornamental painter, oc- 
cupies the same room with Mr. Southworth. 

Alek.isbek M.m'heson, contractor for Cut Stone of all desci-ip- 
tion, Flagging, etc.. No. 90 Water Street. Mr. Matheson is a 
practical stone cutter, and employs the most expei'icnced work- 
men, and keeps on hand the best quality of stone. He is the 
pereon to apply to for every kind of material or work in bis 
line as a builder or contractor for stone. 

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

IIked & Kkllooq, No. 10 South Bui-dick Sti-eet„ diflTusers of 
the cloud-compciling weed in all its multiform preparations, 
Cigars, Pipes, Meerschaums, Tobacco, etc. Theii establishment 
is the nep/ws (ifti-d of Tobacco stores, and the virtues of the 


ICS nrsTORY of kai.ama?^^ cousty. 

olevur ami jiopular proprietors, like tlio I'niixrjidfo of tlifir clioki: 
uigars, " will live when tlioj have passeil nway."' 

L.wvRBNeH & Co. — These gentlemen suceeed Messrs. Gale & 
Robinson in the long established and favorably known foiinil(;ry 
and maeliine works, corner of lioae and AVater Streets, Tliey 
will sustain its high reputation and make tlie old shop wtill more 
useful to the public by continiied improvements. 

W. II. CoDiN(iT<)\, No. 90 Water Street, oi;e of our most 
tasteful Ariihiteet.'f and most extensive Uiiildcrs. His work 
coinmendM him. Ho is the builder of a number of oar very liest 

,T. M. Wiii.i:S, No. 21 South Burdiok Street, Agent for Grover 
A Baker Sewing MHcliiiies. A genl.leinan, and thoroughly re- 
liitble in all liie eugaiferaentM. 

In our notice of tlio Empii-e Ovg;in Fairtory, we omitted to 
mention one important fact, that Mr. A. ¥. Burch ii- one of 
the principals in this escellent and tuneful firm. 

Umigm woods', Merchant Tailors, and Gents' Furnish iug Goods, 
No. '11 North Burdick Street. The gentlemen composing this 
firm are old citizens and completely versed in the Clothing; 
ti'aile in all its departments. 

JjKi. J. & Co., successors ti. Gule, Perrhi & Co., No. 
122 M.iin Street. One of the largest Retail Hardware Stores 
in the West; admirably conducted and stocked with the most 
varied, complete and carefully selected assortment of goods in 
this line. This establishment is favorably known ihronghoiil 
Western Michigan. The gcntfomen composing the firm are 
J. J. Perrin, Cliarles H. Huntington, W. 11. Stoddard,— all 
young men, popular, energetic and thoroughly conversant witli 
the reqiiirements of their trade. 

The I'less of Kalamazoo is \vorthily represented by the 
Dafly and Wkbki.y TuLKGiurir, Published by the Stone Bro's, 
by the Wbkki.y Gakkttb, Published by Loinax & Clark, nntJ 
by TiiK PaKSEST A(iB, the organ of the Spiritualists, Published 
by Col. D. M. Fox, for the SpiHtual Association. These papers 
are ably eondneled and enjoy an escellent and deserved patron- 



,</— .JOHN JI. WKLLS. 

Countif Cto-/.'— JAMES W. HOPKINS. 

J<tdge of /V«'/.J(''— IIKNliY C. HHIOfiS. 


lieglnfer of lhe,ls—WV.^\iY W. UU.Sil. 

Prosecuting ^(/orn-^/— JUiJUa c. JiUliROWS. 

ijircnil Court Gimmh)>hmer«~-QnXA. A. THOMPSON, Jr., 

(iEOllGK M. BUCK, 
Couiitff &!-*jci/o»-— FllANOIS IIOIJGT^IAN, Oalcshnrt^li. 
OmMy C-ronn-x—WU.UMl FlSIIElt, LYMAN T.EARL. 


Alamo — Ciiarlcs A. llaiisoni. l''orla^/e — John Iviliiore. 

Jirmly — Lowis C. Kimble. /'aailion — Cliarlos M. Si|ijir(!S. 

Gio}>er — (Jeorge Delano. Prairie Roinh- — GoorgeNpnliitt. 

Ciimafank — 0. ]*'. l>uri'on<ilis. Rons — Steplien V. li. Esirt. 

<;A«;7raf,.H— Wm. G. Kirhy. Ii/ch/'m</—l(. 11. Warn. 

f7li<,i:.x—J^Miii Vhvi'c. Sdwohrxfl—llvury 1\ Smith, 

A';l.n>unoo—\J:'w\ E, Iloyf, Trxas— Thomas IJ. n\x. 

<Mh:,>,o—\\\]\hw v.. Wilri. Wak,:-'l,ma—S. Fi-i-<!uiibnrgh, 


Ai,*-Tu— Ilirain R. Itose, SitTtnifl II. SiniiiK.ns, Ihmatl Van 
Arsdale. T,'wn Clerk, J.amra S. Tiirbpll, 

JJkatiy — Joiiii I>aHiiig, John S. Uiirk, Jacob IL Itisket, 

Ihwii Clerk, Kosooe M. Fishor. 

CiiMiLiHTuN — A. Eldi-ed, Jamra I*. Fowler, lioTijiiniin E. 
■fVavia. Ihwn. CIn-k Elias Bayle. 

Cosii=TorK — V. H. Suninor, Galosburg; StMnan JJi'islol, Gales- 


170 RAT.AM.i/.oo wriKcTor.v. 

burg; Ralph S. Van Vleot, Galtsljurg; EH B, Anderson, Com- 
Btock. Town Clerk, A. D. Beckwith. 

Climax — Stephen T. Avcriil, Isaac Piort:e, Moses IloJf^iiiai!. 
Town Olcrk, Kugene M. Eldred. 

Cooi'ETi — John Albertaon, A. W. Ingei'son, L. A. Crane. 
Tovm Clerk, A. D. Chappel 

Kalama/oo — 6. P. Doane, Amos D, Allen, Win. W. Peck, 
William Fletcher. Town Vkek, E. W. Peyoe. 

OsuTBMo — Alonzo Overacker, Ciark Kellogg, Wm. B Verity, 
Town Cl'-i-lc, R. 0. Brownell. 

PoHT.iflB — Levi Blackmer. Toain Cleric, Chas. G, Weeil. 

Pavilion — Charles E, Morrison, George Eberstein, Town 
Clerk, William Armstrong. 

PiiAiitiB IlosiiF — Zechariah Fletcher, Geotge Neshitt. Town 
Clerk, Jarnes A. Pomeroy. 

RiciiLAsn — Elmer N. Peck, John F. Ilale, David Carson. 
Toimi Clerk, M. S. Scovill. 

Boss? — Oliver li. Smith, Herman H. Peet, Sinipsou Ilowland. 
Town Clerk George Bliss. 

SotiooLCiiAFT — Charles Ellia, Wesley Martin, Samuel Hawkins, 
Henry P. Smith. Town Clei-k, Seneca Smith, 

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

Wakksiuia — Henry J. Daniels, Benjamin Mathers, Peter L. 
KhiDeai-son, J. W, Codman. Town Clerk, G. 0. Byington. 

County SitpcrinlendcHl» of Poor — Thos. Brownell, E. B. Dyk- 
maw, A. L. Mason. 


J. W. BREESE, President; H. E. HOYT, Clert. 

Board of Tj'ustess meet First Monday of every month. 
TiiusTEKs— Charles L, Cobb, Alex, Buell, I. D. Bixby, Wm. 
A, House, Chas. K. Bates, H. Phelps, John Parker, N, Baii- 




CuMMiTiEE OS Strbets asd BniDGES — H. Phdps, W. A, Iloust, 
C. L. Cobb. 
CoMMiTTBE ON Claims — Ales. Biiell, I. D. Bkby. 

" " Hkaltii — W. A. House, N. Baamann. 

" '' Fi.\AxoE — C. L. Cobb, J. Parker 

" PiuNT[SG— Alex. Buell, C. li. Bates. 
" " Gas — I. D. Bixby, N. Baiimaiin- 

'■ LicKN-sE— C. It. Bates, C. L. Cobb. 
'■ VniF. A^D Watek— J. Parker, Alex. Buell and 
Nicholas BaumaiiD. 
AfiSESsoRS FOR CoKPOiiATioN — Hetirj E. Hoyt, Alex. Buell. and 

William A. House. 
CoNBTiBLUS— A. C. Balch. J. Wilcox, S. Tnit; and J. Galniau. 
Mausual — Jos. S. Davisson. 

Healtu Dkpartmkst for Town^uip—H. E. Hopt, E. W. I)e- 
Yoe, G. P. Doan, A. D. Allen, AV. W. Peek, and W. Pletchev. 


Thos. O'Neill, ChiefEngineer; Adolpli Seller, Asst Engineer. 

BuBii Oak, No. 1.— Albert Kandall, Foreman; Jacob K. 
Campbell, Isi Afis"t; Itobert Simpson, 2d Ass't; Frank Wood, 
3d Aas't. Hiram Day, Foreman of IIoso Cart; B. Earl, Ass't. 

ExeE[,sioR, No. 2. — Henry Giile, Foreman ; Cliailes L, Cobb, 
IfilAss't; Frederick Bush, 2d Asa't; Charles Brown, 3d Ass't. 
James Hawley, Foreman of liose Cart. 

Germam.i. No. S.— Joseph Weidner, Foreman; John Un- 
seld, 1st Aws't; Henry Furst, iid Ass't. Joim Abraham, Fore- 
man of Hose Cart. 

Hook and Laddeii.— Job:: F. Spohn, Foreman ; Joseph Mubl- 
bach, 1st Assistant. 


,1- meetings of the Board arc held on lii. 
iionUi. Booms in the Corporation Hal 


Preiideal, ..... Allbn Pottkr. 

Svcrefuri/, .... . . Fiunk LittI-R. 

Superinteiiil''nl, ■ ■ - - - E. A, Fhasuk. 

Bonrd of Ed'trdlioit. — Alfred Thomas, Thomas S, Cobb, La- 
tham Hull, II. E. Hoyt. 
Sciiooi. Stattstics foh 186^ 

No. of Chiklren in the District, between the ages of rtvc mitl 
twenty, August 18(>8, 2,04(). 

Tolal receipts into the Treasury, S24,C04.30. Total disburse- 
ments, $18,li!2.80. Cash balanoti in August, $C.,471.5(>. 

Estimated carrent expenses, 814,510.00. 

Number of volumes in District Library, 1000. Number 
drawn during the year, 3,259. Libi'ary in Corporation Hall. 
Frank Little, Librarian. 


Pfincipaf — R. il. Tp.rri'. Aisistan(s^-},l\&a A. A. ChaTiiptiey, 
Mary Gordon, A. Iludolpli Bietaei. 

Gkajimah Sluiool. 
LvdU Coon, Emma A. Bryant. 

F. N. Kansom, Amilla Everett, Marietta Coon, 

Lottie Barker, S. E. Beach. 


Francis Hill, J^izzie Rollins, Julia S. Bryant, A. M Ingereoll, 

Miss Cornel!, Miss Reynolds, Miss Billinghurst, F. E. Carpenter. 

New Unfox, Lovel Stkkkt. 

Friac'pa! — F. tJuux.'^Kv. Amstaiit'i — Emma L. Sebring, Mary 

Starr, Alcthia Cobb, Susan A, Pratt, Sylvia Burgess, M. A. 

McNcal, Emma Bostwick, Ella C, llogebooin, K, Tracey. 

Ward Schools. 

Teachers — H. D. Anderson, \>. S. Emmett, Emma J. Strim- 

beck, Anna Jatmasch, 



No. 76 Asjhiin Avenue. 

Titi-'WTKKS : Luther 11. Trask, Kaltirii;tzoo ; X. Pituliei-, M. U., 
Betroil; Daniel L. I'liitt, Hillsdale; Chailes W. Penny, Jack- 
Hon ; W. A. TomlinMon, Kiilanianoo ; Jofiepli Gilinau, l*aw' I'.iw. 

KnHii.KNT Ofkickkw; K II. Van Ueusen, M. U., Medical Sti- 
pcrinlenileut; Geo. C. Palmer, M. U., Assistant Pliysii^iitn ; 
EJwai'd G. Marshall, M. ^)., Acting 2(1 Asa't Physician; Henry 
Slontaguo, Steward. Rev. Daniel Putnam, Chaplain ; P. W. 
Ourtenius, Kalainay.oo, Treasurer, 



Organized in 183(>. Present nienil)ership 444. 

Sannie! Ilaskell, Pastor; William Carter, IlaHkell Tiiskett, 
Daniel Putnam, William Allis, Chas. D. Ifanseomb, Frederick 
W. Willcox, Deacons; Janiea P. Cadman, Clerk; Francis Cole- 
man, Caleb ]^:idre(I, Wm. II. Hanfbrd, WiUard Morse. D;uiiel 
T, Fox, E. G. Huntington, Geo. E. Curtiss, Truetecs ; Daiiiel 

T. Fo: 

.Sii.NPAY Scnooi., — Henry C. Briggs, Superintendent; Geo. E. 
Curtiss, AsSjt Superintendent ; Peter Hoffmaster, Treasurer ; A. 
F. Woodhama, W. L. Eaton, Librarians, Number of teachers, 
'Si; number of attendants, '2'.iO. 


This Church was formally recognized in 18t>5. The number 
of constituent members with those added since is about 90. 

liev. James A. B. Stone, Pastor ; Charles H. Carter, Clerk; 
Samuel H. li^nsom, John Potter and Loreuno J, Fox, Deacons ; 




John Potter, \Vm. H. Woodhams, S. M. Nichok, J, A. B. 
Stone, S. H. Ransom, Trustees ; L. M. Holmes, Treasurer. 

Jolm Potter, Superintendent of the Sunday Sehool ; W. H. 
Woodhams, Afis't Superintendent, Number of teachers, six ; 
number of pupils, 60. 

riace of worship, in the Hail of Brown's Block, No. 28 
South Burdiek Street, 


No, Ifi Academy Street, Oliver S. Dean, I'astor; Latham 
Hull, Geoi-ge Colt, David B. Merrill, AVm. A. House, George 
W. Fish, Trustees; George W. Fisli, Treasui-er; George Colt, 
Clerk. Memberahip, 360, 

SusKAY ScHOOi. — J 0, Seely, Supoj'intendent; Number of 
teachers, 24; number of scholars, '6M). 


A. Krickard, Pastor ; J. C, Waal, J, Van Zanteii, M, Lampo, 
A. Pyl, M. Lukasse, Elders; A. Schrier, H. Ebelink, W. Ue- 
Visser, J. Koois, Deacons. Number of communieants 200. 

SuNDAir ScKOOL, — llev, A. Krickard, Superintendent, Num- 
ber of teachers, 15 ; number of scholars ItiS. Located comer 
Academy and Church Streets. 



Organized July JJlst, 1SG8. Rev, F, Ilaible, present Pastor, 

Services in Willson's Chapel, corner Lovol and Pine Streets. 

A. Albreeht, Superintendent of Sunday School. Number of 

scholai-s 30; number of comjiianicants 50. 


Organised A, D, IS.^;;. Lovel Street, corner South Rose. 
Number of comnv.micanLs :j'iO. Rev. L H, Poarcc. Paslor. 
James Turner, Tliomaa C, Brownell, E, A, C^inlur, Wm. F- 
Miller, Rodney Seymour, David J. Vky>>ou, Henry Wood, 


Dl ItBC'TOILY. 175 

Albert T^tta, R. M. Northrop, Tnistees; If. D. Wilbur, Treas- 
urer; G. II. Lyman, Clerk. 

Sunday S'jiiool. — CharleN R. Brown, Superintendent; Henry 
Wood, Ass't Superintendent. Number of pupils 175 ; niimber 
of teachers 20. Frank M. Taylor, Librarian. Volumes in 
Library -iWI. 


Organised February 0th, 1849. Rev. J. V. Hilton, Pastor; 
L. II. Trask, W. A. Tomliuson, F. E. Woodward, M. Ileyden- 
burk, D, O. Roberts, Session ; C. W. Hall, J. Parsons, Deacons; 
W. A. Tomliuson, Treasurer; F. E, Woodward, C, H. Booth, 
William A. Tomlinson, F. S. Hillhouse, J, Parsona, Trustees; 
William A. Tomlinson, President of Trustees ; J. Pai'sone, 

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


OrganiKod A. ^X 1!*G0. No. 51 Lovel Street. Families be- 
longing to the parish, 100; communioants, 13.5, Rev, C. A. 
Foster, L. L. D., Rector; John McKeo, Senior Warden; Mr. 
Woodford, Junior Warden; J. K. Wagner, 11. Underwood, 
S, O. Bennett, Guy Penfield, Wm. Green, S. K. Selkrig, and 
A Knerr, Vesti-jmen ; Guy Penfield, Clerk of Vestry; J. K. 
Wagner, Treasurer; H. Underwood, Chorister; Wm. Stacey, 

Su.NDAv 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 piirish, 97; Commnnicants, 140; Rev. J, 

R. Anderson, Rector; Mr. Henry Brees, Senior Wai'den; T. P. 

Sheldon, Junior Warden ; H.G.Wells, Israel Kellogg, David 


]7G KAI.AMA/OO PniF.T(.)!T- 

J'i^lier, .Tolin Duiigiiou, J, ]>. ]ixnm, Cliarle^ Cobb. Dr. Chii|iin, 
\'cstr.viiicn; iy.i\ki Fisher, CU^rk of Vestry; iJavid FUi^r, 

Truasuier ; Jotin MoKUibcn, Choriater; Appleby, Sexton. 

SiiNiiAi' Scrrooi,. — J. R. Anderson, Superintendent; Jiobert F. 
IliM, Assif^tant Snppi-intondcTil ; Afrs. E, Kdwards. Librarian. 
Ntiriiber of i)'ijiilt;, 120. 


This beiiutifiil Chapel ereoted in ]P(57, l.y our philanthropii; 
townsmKn Miiitiu WiUson, is sitnatod on the uonier of Lovel 
and Pine Streets. 

At present tliere is no re^Kiiliu- preachins- The (JerinaiL 
Ijutlicrans are temporarily oecnpyinj:; the small ch;tpi'l in llie 
rear. The Sabbath School is under tlio superintend cnce of 
Doot. Homer 0. Ilitchcocl;, assisted by D. T. Allen; Xuinber 
of teaebcrs. !"> ; number of sdiolars, 120. 


No. i') Soiah i'arl: Street. Uev. Cl.irk U., Pa^l .r. 
Xiimber of tnembei's -1-4. 

SuNi..\y S<^HTOi..— Ciias. S. Miiy, Siipcrinlenilont ; Xniri!ier ot 
toachei-s 9; Number of scholars T'l 

Tills new and splendid clmrch eJitice is lo.^.Hed upon llie 
corner of KiibmnKoo Aveunc and I'ark Struets. Kev. Father 
Isidore Ant. Lebel, Pastor. 


Corner Waler and Pitcher Streets, llev. Mr. Caiy, Cireiiit 
Preacher; Calvin H. Montiigue, Superintendent Sunday Scliooi; 
I'i teachers; 80 seholars. 


No. no Kalamazoo Avenue. William U Woodliam^ Supi-r- 
inlcniient; 10 teachers; r>5 pupils. 


. Corner liansoni and North Ilunlick Wlrttits. F, S. HillliouBe, 
Superintendent; G. Wilson, Assialant Superintendent. Sabbath 
session, half past 2 P. M. Prayer Meeting, Tuesday Kvening, 
at half past 7 o'clock. 


Uooras No. Ill Main Street. Prcic Heading Itoorns. open 
day and evening, Sabhaths excepted. Daily praver meetings at 
8^ o'cloek, A. M. 

D. O. Roberts. President: H. C. Rrigga, 1st Vice Pres't; D. 
H. Haines, '2d Vice Pres't; C, Sti-oug, Recording Secretary ; .1. 
K. Wagner, Corresponding Secrof.ary; E, J. Phelps, Treasurer. 

BoAiiii ocDiuKiToiis.~S. M. Muwgcr, J. II White, Henry 
Wood, C D. Han.'iconib, L. M. Holmes, Willis Ransom. 

STANmsG CoiiM[TrnKx.—On Chiirrhi's~-C. U. Booth, J. D. 
Sumner, Presbyterian; A. 0. Stidi, L. Cahill, Congregational; 
J. P. Cadman, R. li. Tnpp, Baptist; II, D. Wilbor, C. R. 
Rrown, Methodist; W. II. Woodhams", L. ]\I. Holmes, Taher- 
naclo Baptist; J. K. Wagnej-, Willis Ransom. St. John's Kpis- 
copal ; William Lucas, Ira I.iicas, Dutch Reform. 

Demli»»«l—i. H. Whit.e, S. M. Munger, H. C. Brij^s. 

Homi- BeiirJii-,we-~C. D. Ilanscomh, 0. H. Booth. F. S, Hill- 
bo use. 

Lecture — S. M, Munger, J, IC. Wagner, A. !1. Uorris. 

RoMm and Lnir^ny—Ti. J. Phelps, Chauncey Sii-oiig, i). S. 

Emj,hymnda>,d]har'hng-l].,><>ii—l\. W, CoJdinglon, C. S. 
Montague, A. Jj. Lakey. 

Rooms No. 117 Main Street. Rev. Clark G, Rowland, Pres- 
ident; John AV. Brcese, A'icc J'resident; Daniel 0. Kolicrts, 
Corresponding Secretary; James W. Hopkins, Recording Sec- 
retary; Charles A. Hull, Treasurer; II. C. IJriggs, Librarian; 
G. M. Buck, Collector; C. II. Booth, C. D. Hanscom!., .1. 1), 
Sumner, A. C. Wortley, Esecutive Committee. 


178 KAh/kMAr.M DlttECTORT. 

Rooms in Oorporation Hall, 20 Soulh Burdick Street. Mrs. 
T P. Sheldon, President; Mrs, L. Eames, Vice Ptesident; Mrs. 
D. M. Webster, Treasurer; Mrs. J. 0. 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. Babtock, Mrs. R. Gardner, Mrs. J. K. Wagner, Mrs. J. M. 
Hubbard. Mrs. J. S. Ajres, Mrs. Wm. G. Dewing, Directors. 


Kalamaxoo Lodge Ko. 22, F. & A. M. OlficerB; H. J. 
BrowncU, W. M.; Edwin Burdick, S. W.; S. G. Karl, J. W.; 
n. 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 CiiaI'tbr No. 13, K. 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 
lat v.; Emmit Coon, M. 2d V.; H. L. Bingham, M. 3d V.; 
John Spohn. Tyler. 

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

PBSISEI1.AK CoMMAKBKHY, No. 8, K. T. Officers : A. T. Met- 
ealf, C; F. Henderson, G.; C. H. Brown, C. G.; T. C. Brownell, 
P.; II. 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. 

Ancfknt and Acckptbd Scottish Rite, F. & A. M. 

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

Kalamazoo Council of I'rinces of Jerusalem. — Regular meet- 
ings, 20th day of the month Tebcl ; and 2;id day of the month 



liobinson Chapter of Rose Croix. — Regular nmutings, Holy 
Thursday, Kaster — 1st Thursday after Easter, Ascension day, 
I'entJcost, All Saints flay and the feast days of Sts. John. 

DeWitt Clinton Consistory. — llegiilar meetingR, March 21st. 
June 25th, ^optember 21st, and December 27th, 

K*T.AM,v/.oo Lodge, No, 7, I. O. ofO. F. Officers: A. Wilson, 
N. G; Alexander Cameron. V. G.; Charles AV. Cobb, Sec'y ; 
Henry Sterne, T.; William Green, Kep. 

Meets Friday night each wt^ek, at their Hall, No. 10!) Main 


Kai,amatoo Lodge, No. ;-{04, 1. O. of G, T. Present Officers; 
Geo. M. Buck, W. C, T,: Miss Fannie Lewis, W. Y. T.; Leroy 
Cabin, P. W, C. T,; Miss Florence Lewis, W. S.; Malcom B. 
Duffic. W. T.; C. H. Lawrence. W. F. S.; Jaw. H. Mills, W. 
A. S.; M. J. Bigelow, W. C; John Stich, W. M.; Miss Alice 
Lyboiilt, W. D. M,; F. G. Shepherd, W. O. G.; HHks Lodisa 
Dudbridge, W. I. G,; Miss Thayer, W, H. 1-L S.; Miss Libbie 
DeYoe, W. L. H. S. 

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

Arcadia TjODfiE, No. 576, I. 0, of G. T. Present Officers; 
G. E. Curtiss, W. C. T.; Mrs. J. M, Kiley, W. V. T,; Chauncey 
Strong, P. W. C. T.; A. D. MacGili. W. R; W. S. Janes, W. 
T.; Mrs. G. E. Curtiss, W. F. S.; Miss Emma Fox, W. A. S.; 
W. D. Woodharas, W. C; E. C. Stone, W. M.; Miss Lncy 
Garrett, W. D. M.; W, W. Pock, W. O. G.; Miss Sarah Price, 
W. L G,; Mrs. W. S. Janes, W. R. H. K.; Miss Cornell, W. 
L. H. S, 

This Lodge meets every Tuesday evening, at No. 1.50 Main 
Street, 3d story. 

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


tA/,00 ptiiKCTOJir. 


Academy, from South Hose west, iicjct sonth of Main. 
Alicott, tVora Portage wewt (AUcott'e Mill). 
Asj'lmn Avenue, from Lovel south, next west of Davis. 
Axtell, from South West west, uext south of Wheatoii Avciuic. 
Bale}), from South liurdick west, next south of Wall. 
liukley, from Araiii south, next west of Thompson. 
IJur Oak, from Sorith liurJick west, next south of Vino. 
Burton, from South Burdick east, next south of Johnaon. 
Carmel, from Main sonth, next west of Catherine. 
('atheiine, from Main south, next east of Carmel. 
Coclar, from South Bui'dick west, next south of Lovel. 
Cherry, from I'itoher west, next south of Main. 
Church, from Main north, next west of North liose. 
Comstook Koad, from east end KalamaKOO Avenue east, next 

north Michigan Central Kail lioad. 
Cooley, from Water north, next west of North Park. 
l!)aviB, from Lovel south, next west of Locust. 
WoMgtas Avenue, from Main north, noxt west of Stuart Avenue, 
Diitton, from .John west, next south of Wahnit. 
Kast Avenue, from east end Kalamazoo Avenue uorth-east. 
East Cedar, fi'om Pine west, next south of Lo\el- 
Kdgar, from Wiiisted wewt, next south of Jane. 
Kdwards, from C!lierry norlli, next west of Pitcher. 
Eleanor, from North Burdick west, next north of Water. 
Elm, from Main north, next west of Norih West. 
First, from Portage east, next east of ]'ortage Bridge. 
Forest, from South West west, next south of Astell. 
Frank, from Pitcher west, next nortli of North. 
Grand lisipids lioad, from Junction of North West and Noith, 

west to corporation limits. 
Grant, from Daviw west, to Asylum Avenue. 
Gull Koai), from IJarrison north-east, next west of Michigan 

Female Seminary. 
Harrison, Irom Kal. Avenue north, next west of Kal. Kiver. 
lleneliaw, from llumpfirey south, east of Midi. 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 eoiitli, next east of South Bm'(lick. 

■TohnBon. from John west, next south of Vine. 

Kalamazoo Avenue, from junction Jiast Avenue and Comslock 

lloa<l west, nest south of Willai'd. 
Lake, from Portage east, next south of Jackeon. 
Locust, from Lovel south, next west of Oak. 
Lovel, from Portage west, next soutli of South, 
Main, from Knlamazoo Avenue west, to corporation Hue. 
Michigan Avenue, from Main south- west, (j*oa<l to I'aw Paw). 
North, from Harrison west, next north of Eansom. 
Noith JJui'diek, from Main north, next east of Kortli Rose. 
North Park, from Main north, next west of Church. 
North Rose, from STiiin nortli, next west of North EuiJiek. 
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 Lovei south, next west of South West 
I'ine, irom Lovel south, next east of John. 
Pit^^her, from Sjiring north, next east of Edwards. 
Portaye, from Main south, next east of South Buidick. 
Porter, from Main north, next east of Pitcher. 
Potter, from Lovel south, next west of South Park. 
Ransom, from Harrison west, next north of WUlard. 
Reed, from Portage east, next soutli of National I'aik. 
Second, from ].*ortage east, next south of First. 
Seminary, from Kalamazoo Ave north, next cast of Kal. River. 
South, from junction Henrietta and Cherry west, nest south of 

South liin-dick, from Mi^n south, next east of South Rose. 
South Park, from Main south, next west of South Rose. 
South Rose, from Main south, nest west of South Rui-dicfc. 
South West, from Main south, next west of South Park. 
Spring, from Pitcher west, next south of Clicriy. 
Stuart Avenue, from Main north, next west of Woodwaid Ave. 
Taylor, fi'ont Cherry soutli, npxt cast of Henrietta. 
Third, from Portage east, next south of Second. 
Thompson, from Miun south, next west of Oannel. 
Vine, from Portage Creek west, next south of Uutton. 
Walbridge, from Kalamazoo Avenue north, next east of Porter. 
Wall, from South Burdick west, next soutli of Bur Oak. 
Walnut, from I'ine west, next south of Cedar. 
Water, fi'om Kalamazoo Avenne west, next north of Main. 
Wheaton Avenue, from South West west, next south of Vine. 
Willard, Horn Harrison west, next north of Kalamazoo Ave. 
Winsted, from Portage south, next east of Jasper. 
Woodward Avenue, from Main north, next west of Elm. 


JoliTjers and, Eetailers 




O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Keal Eetate and General Insurance 



Abbukviatlons. — For Av., read Avenue; bds,, boardt; cor., 
rorni-r; (col'd.) cohrcd; h., house; Ta3.T\<ii.,manufactvrer ; manafy., 
TTMiiufactiii-y ; ^., North; propr., proprietor; ros., residence ; S., 
South. The word Street is implied. 

Alibe Bessie, housekeeper, Burdick House. 

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

Abbott George, former, h. 189 Asylum Av. 

Abels E. H., s.ilesmati, bda. 33 S. Burdick. 

Abendroth William, bWksmith, 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 K. Burdick. 
Ackerley John, farmer, h. 176 Portage. 
Adams Charles, laborer, 50 S. Burdick. 
Adams Frank, clerk, bds. 1S4 Main. 
Adams Henry E., student, Kalamazoo College, bds, 8 Michigan 

Adams Jennie, (coi'd) domestic, 50 Water. 
Adams John, carpenter, h. 45 N. West. 
Adams John, (coVd) h. 6 Seminary, 
Adams Lewis, former, with Betsey Hounsom. 
Adams Samuel, painter, bds. 57 N. Itose. 
Adriexanden Jacob, laborer, bds. 218 S. Burdick. 
Agcn 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- 


Aidrich C. C, student, Kalama/oo College, res. Hickory Cor- 
ners . 

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

Alexander Bulla, bds, 110 Ransom. 

Alexander Jjuitem H., tin, giaes and ear then- wave, 80 Water, h. 
13 Walnnt. 

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

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

Allard Ross S., cabinet maker, h. 111 Water, 

Allcott Deborah, widow William W., b, 2G4 S, Biirdick. 

Alloolt Simeon P., h. <j Allcott. 

Allcott Ward School House, 255 S. Burdict. 

Alien Amos D., justice of the peace, 14 S. Burdiok, h. lOS S. 

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

Allen Claries, bds. 49 Water. 

Allen Charles O., cabinet niannf , 50 S. West, h. same. 

Allen Uaniel, h. 40 Lake. 

Allen ]}anicl T., farmer, h. 38 Lake. 

Allen E., (Hubbard, Dolloway A Co.,) bds, 11 Koutb. 

Allen George, laborer, bds. 37 Watei'. 

Allen George L., City Dining rooms, R!) Main, h. 38 Portage. 

Allen James L„ gunsmith, (Tbrmerly Sweet & A,,) h, 3b I'ort- 

Allen John B., boarding house, 35 Main. 

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

Allen Oscar M., auction and commission, cor, N. ilurdiok and 
Water, h. 180 ICalama/.oo Av. 

Allen Sarah, domeslio, 3 Henrietta, 

Allen William D., rait road contracitor, h. 49 Water. 

Allen William S., clerk, bds- 43 S Park 

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

Ailing Lawrence, grocer, 105 KalainaTOO Av., h. same. 

Ailing Ralph, teamster, h. 69 Viiia 

Allis Giirduer S., clerk, h. 4C Walmit. 

AUis William, carpenter, h. 43 Walnut. 

Ahnon Jane, h. 20 Pitcher, 

Aimon John, laborer, bds. 20 Pltolier, 

Almon Mark, laborer, bds. 20 Pitcher, 

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

American Express Co,, James W. Taylor, ngt,, 7 S. Burdick. 

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

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

Ames James E., stencil cutter, 89 Main, bds. 32 I'ortagG. 

Ames Tliomas G , peddler, bds 05 Water. 

Ames William II , peddler, bds 65 Water. 

0. N. & T- F. GIDDINGS, Real EstaLc and Gci 



Amperse Marenus, grocer, 66 Kalamazoo Avenue, 1i same. 

Anderson Delamere, school teacher, h. 31 N. West. 

Anderson Emmet, carpenter, h. 31 N. West. 

Anderson Lyman, blacksmith, h. 36 North 

Anderson Philander, machinist, bds. 12 Bukley. 

Anderson Ke v. Joseph R, Rector, St. Luke's Church, h. 3-1 

Andrews Barbara IL, h. 19 Locust. 

Andrews L B , student, Kalamazoo College res. Bedford. 
Andrews W. H., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Bedford. 
Anget Lena, domestic, 34 Cherry. 
Anthony Isabella L,, h. f»9 Walnut. 

Anihony Worthington M., carriage smith, h. 59 Walnut. 
Antis Mary, bda. 1(12 S. Burdick. 
Appleby William W., gardener, h, 29 Davis. 
Appledorn, Mary, tailoress, bds. 71 Vine. 
Appledorn Nellie, tailoress, bds. 71 Vine. 
Appledorn P. B. & Sons, (Peter B. Jiyjer & William.) boots & 

shoes, 31 N. Burdiok. 
Appledorn Peter B., (P. B. A. & Sons,) h. 71 Vine. 
Appledorn liyjcr, (P. B. A. & Sons,) h. l-'il N. Burdick. 
Appledorn William (P. B. A. <fe Sons,) bds. 71 Vine. 
Appleton & Bills, (John A. <fe Frank G. B.,) builders, 81 Water. 
Appleton John, (A. & Bills,) SI Water. 
Armstrong Augustus W,, foreman Cold Stream Mills, h. 100 

Armstrong Iliram J., carpenter, bds. Ifl Axtell. 
Armstrong Susan, (col'd) domestic, 80 Academy. 
Armstrong Willard, carpenter, bds. 10 Astell. 
Arnold Emannel, laborer, h. 154 I'ortage. 
Arnold Hiram, h. Grand liapids Jioad. 
Arnold Samuel, h. 135 Portage. 
Arthur Thomas, (col'd) hostler, bds. 127 Portage. 
Ash John N., teamster, bds. 10 Ilarnson. 
Ash Margarett A., h. 10 Harrison. 
Ashby Charles H., (A. <fe Goss,) h. 9 Bur Oak. 
Ashby & Goss, (Charles H. A. & Milo J. G.,) grocers, I4 S. 

Ashby Permelia, bds. 9 Bur Oak. 

Atcbinson Phineas E., produce buyer, Ms. 39 S. West. 
Athey .lames W., cooper, h. 38 Allcott. 
Athey Louis B., stone mason, h. 254 S. Burdick, 
Athey Thomas W., cooper, li. 38 Alcott 
Atkins Louis, mason, h. 36 Church. 
Atkinson James, butcher, bds. llail Koad Escliange. 
Atkinson llebecca, domestic, 64 S, Hose. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, M floor, Kalamsizt 



iI4S. f lllllil, 

{Successor to WM. GREEN,) 

Manufacturer and Deahr in 


Saddles, Bridles, WMps, 


Particular attention paid to Repairing and 
general Jobbing. 


Farms, City Lots, Dwullings and Wild Lands for Sale bj 


Aiibcrtcn Lawrence, jo'mor, h. 22 Cooley 

Austin Benjamin M., (A, & Tomlinson,) h. 96 Michigan Av. 

Austin Frank G., dentist, bda. i!!{ S. lioso. 

Austin Mrs. Harriet, bds. 33 S. Rose. 

Austin liosa, domestic, 220 Main. 

Austin & Tomlinson, {Benjamin M, A. & William A, T.,) Stale 

Prison Contractors, 150 Main. 
Avery James T., driver American Express wagon, bds. 20 Lovel, 
Axtell Laura A., student, 50 Siiminary- 
Axtell O. A., bds. 84 Water. 
Ayer Joseph T., sash nialcor, h. 09 Cedar- 
Ayres A., lids. 67 S. Rose. 

Ayres Ebenezer, dealer in agricultural implements, h. 101 Lovel. 
Ayres James S., physician, 122 Main, h. 07 B. Rose, 


Baas Paul, grocer, 13 Wall, h. same. 

Babcook Isaiah J., drujrgist, SI N. Burdiek, h. 30 Loeust. 

Babcock Marvin, (B. & Wagar,) h. 40 Water. 

Babcook Robert H., h. ftfi Michigan Avenue, 

Babcock <fc Wagar, (Marvin B. & Dwelly W,,) blacksmiths, 

N. Rose. 
Backws Edward, stone cwttcr, bds. fi Douglas Av. 
Bacon Annie E., Btndcut, 50 Seminary, res. Niles. 
Baeon Sheldon, h. 130 liansom. 
Badger Ceeelia, student, 50 Seminary, res. Niles. 
Bailger Henry F., bds. Burdick House. 
Badger Mrs. T. A., bds. 9 S. liose. 
Bailey Harlow K., laborer, h. 12 Jackson. 
Bailey Rev. Silas, son. Prof Theological department, Kalai 

zoo College, h. 101 Lovel. 
Bailey Sarah, h. 55 Dutton. 
Baker Abner S., clerk, h. 40 Pitnhcr. 
Baker Frank, teamster, bds. 53 Miwn. 
Baker John, farmer, h. 47 N. Rose. 
Baker John H., musician, bda. 52 N. West. 
Baker Lucius, carpenter, bds. 47 N. Rose. 
Baker Marcus, student, bds. 47 N. Rose. 
Balch Arad C, eonstable. U. 122 S. Burdick. 
Batch tJonfacins I., carpenter, li. 33 8. West. 
Balch Elizabeth, bds. 83 8. Burdick. 
Balcb P'lorence 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, (K. A. E., M. J. S. & "W. O. B.) law- 
yers, 3 S. Bardick, 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, cairiage maker, bds. 6 Eleanor. 

Ball (Jarrie, cook, National Hotel. 

Balthouse Ellen, domestic, 191 Main, 

Ballhouso Minnie, domestic, 195 Main. 

Bandelier Augnstua O., m.oson, bds. 2S Edwards. 

Bannister Bnrr, dentist, 117 Main, h 21 Cedar. 

Barghouse Jacob, laboi'er, bds, 59 Water. 

Barker George, sawyer, h. 8 Button. 

Barker Lottie, school teaclier, bds. 102 Lovel. 

Barkenbua Cornelius, carriage smith, bds 40 Ijocnst. 

Barkenbus John, laborer, h. 40 Locust. 

liarkenbua Thomas, clerk, bda 40 J^ocust. 

Barkhouse Peter, laborer, h. 100 Portage. 

Barlow Ashbel P., patent right dealer, h. 20 Cedar and 31 S. 

Barnes Alex. (Barnes Bro'a,) 11 S. Burdiek. 

Barnes Brigham, silk peddler, bds 187 Kalamazoo Av. 

Barnes Brothers, (John L. & Alex.) game and tish deakrs, 11 
S. Burdiek. 

Barnea John L., (Barnes Bro's,) h. 24 Fine. 

Barnes John, laborer, h. 11 Joiinson. 

Barnea Munson, ag't Howo Sowing Machine, h. 129 J/ovcl 

Barnes William T., butcher, with Kicbardson & Wattlce, bd». 
Sheridan House. 

Barrett Augusta W. H , bds 30 Pearl. 

Barrett Charles A., machinist, h SO Pearl. 

Barrett Theodore li., printer, h. 170 Main. 

Barrows William, carpenter, bda 107 Lovel 

Ban'ow William P., blacksmith, 109 Lovel, h. 107 Lovel. 

liarry Patrick, peddler, h. 67 Willard. 

Bartholomew William G., cabinet maker, h. 05 S. Park 

Bartlett Azel E., books and stationery, 142 Main, h. S3 Lovel. 

Bartlett Harriet E., bds. 83 Lovel. 

Bartlett Horace, bds. Sheridan House. 

Barton Ezra, laborer, li 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. 10 Ransom. 

ssett Annie, dress maker, with Mrs. H. S. Wilbur, 131 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



BasRett, Bates & Co., (John 0. B., Charles. K. B. & Robert 
M. liosB,) wholesale grocers, 100 Main 

Bassett Ettie, student, 50 beininaiy, res. Allegan, 

Bassett George H., (Trowbridge & B.) bds. 5 Edwarda. 

Baseett 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, 

Barzema Peter, laborer, h. 27 Wall. 

Baumann N. & Co.. (Nicholas B, & William B, Clark,) brew- 
ers, 45 Michigan Av. 

Baumann Nicholas, (N. B. & Co,,) h. 26 Asylum Av. 

Beach Adolla C, student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 

Beach Henry, tailor, h. 01 Cedar. 

Beach Myra, h. 29 Academy. 

Beach Sarah E., school teacher, h. 29 Academy. 

Bechs Michael, trackman, h. rear 53 Hansom, 

Becht liosa, domestic, 3 South, 

Beck John, assistant foreman gas works, h. 62 Bansom. 

BeckwitU Mrs. J. P., h. 51 Main, 

Becraft Henry L., carriage smith, bds. 196 Main. 

Becraft William F., carnage maker, bds. 35 N. West. 

Beecbner Henry, laborer, h. I East Av. 

Becchner Lucy, domestic, 24 Pine. 

Beebe Darius, {B. & Scott,) h. 17 Elm. 

Beebe& Finch, (J. Allen B. & Daniel W.F.,) grocers, 180 

Beebe J. Allen, (B. & Finch,) h. 7 N. West. 

Beebe & Scott, (Darius B. & Kufus S. ) wholesale cloths and 
clothing, 105 Main. 

Beebee Don A., tiimer, bds. 15 Dutton. 

Beebee Peter A., iarmer, h. 15 Dutton. 

Beecher Silas, harness maker, h. 52 N. West. 

Beeman Frank A., carpenter, bds. 34 John. 

Beeman William M., carpenter, li. 34 John. 

Beers Harlow, tanner, bda. 27 Church. 

Beerstechev Augustus, printer, bda. 31 Love!, 

Beerstecher Charles A., book-binder, 12 S. ISurdick, h. same. 

Beersteober, Eugene, wagon maker, bds. S5 Academy. 

Beerstecher Louise, milliner, (with M. Israel & Co.,) bds. 29 S. 

Bceson Lily H , student, 50 Seminary, res. Detroit. 

Beggs John, grocer, 82 Ransom, h, 80 same. 

0. N. & T. F, GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 



Manufacturers of 


Single, Double & Mulay 

Sbinglcitiid Lath Mills. Phincrs, isikki>rs, Dra? 

and Dircular Suwln;; Machines, and all 

Kinds of Mill Gearing', Mandrills, 

Fence Cap Augers, &e. 

^gplenltapal ^©mnfey, 


Of every description, such as 


And ill fatst nearly every Implement used upon the Farm. 

Castings of all kinds & Job Work |)romptly attended to. 

HEATER, which is acknowledged to bo the best in use, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Keal Estate and General Insurance 



Behnke Frederick H., laborer, bda. 29 Pine. 

Bwhnke Herman, laborer, bds- 29 Pine. 

Beliiike Iiia, domestic, 21 Aeademy- 

Behnko Mary, h. 29 Pine. 

Belirend Sam, clerk, biU. 40 Portnge. 

Bekrons Christian, laborer, h 80 Walnut. 

Belkn.ip Lafayett, peddler, h, 174 Kalamazoo Av. 

Bell diaries, grocer, 124 Main, b, Stuart Av. 

Bell Suean J., musio teacher, bds. 190 Main. 

Bellinger Earll B , teamster, h. 13 Henshaw- 

Bellinger John Pnnl, hostler, li. 98 N. Rose. 

Bellinger John Peter, laborer, bds. 98 N. Kose, 

Bender John, carpenter, h. 140 Kalamazoo Av, 

Benedict Calvin slioemalcer, h. 224 Kalamasioo Av. 

Benedict Henry, trackman, bds. Union House 

Benedict Mary L., student, bds. 138 Academy, res. Ionia. 

Benedict Sarah, domestic, Bm-dick House. 

Benn Michael, boot black, bds. Kalamazoo House. 

Bennett Edward L., ( col'd ) laborer, li (iO Edwards. 

Bennett Ephraim, with Tilden & Co , New Lebcnon, N. Y., h. 

37 S Park. 
Bennett Flora, attendant at Asylum. 
Bennett George, laborer, h. 14 Walbridge. 
Bennett James C, { S. O. Bennett & Sons,) b. 1*42 Main. 
Bennett John, ( S O- Bennett & Sons,) h. 235 Main, 
Bennett Nellie, attendant at Asylum. 
Bennett S, 0. & Sons, { Stephen 0., James C & John,) boots 

and shoes. 111 Main. 
Bennett Stella, attendant at Asylum. 

Bennett Stephen O., (K. O Bennett & Sons,) h. 232 Main. 
Benuink John H., blacksmith, bds. 24 Pearl. 
]Jentlcy Delia A., bds. 5 Pearl. 
Berke Abram, cari>enter, h. 'IC Oak. 
Bermann Moritz, book keeper, bds 21 Academy. 
Berry Benjamin, laborer, bds. 59 Water. 
Berry Gottlieb, laborer, bds. ■'iO Water. 
Berry Nicholas, laborer, bds. hQ Water. 
Berry Samuel M., h, 97 S. West. 
Bcuchel Bruno, machinist, h. 58 Michigan Av. 
Bevans Thomas K., carriage smith, b h'i Walnut. 
Beverly Cornelius, shoemaker, h. II Ransom, 
Beverly Giles A., barber, b, 33 North. 
Beverly William, laborer, bds 11 Kansom. 
Bibbs Charles, ( col'd) turnkey, bds. 10 S. Hose. 
Biddlecome William, carpenter, h. 41 Wall, 
Bidwell Horace M , h 09 GuHRoad. 

Agents, No, 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigar 



leeli® & Filch, 


LAMPS & FtXiyBiS, 

"Wood, Willow, Stone-Ware, 

&o., Jfcc, 

lo. ISi mill i¥ftllT, 


Goods delivered Free of Charge to any part of the City, 

O. N. & T, F, GIDDINGS, Heal Estate and General lusurai 



Bigelow Goorge W , clerk, bds. 6 S. Burdick. 

Bigelow Melville J., restaurant, 6 S. UurUiok, h, same. 

Billiaglmrst Jennie, school teacher, bds. 31 N. West. 

Billingtoii Mary, dressmaker, bds. 7 South, 

Bills Frank G., ( Applcton & B,) 81 water. 

Binder Anton, laborer, bds. 7 Walnut 

Bingham Harry L., photographer, 112 Main, h. 53 Dutton, 

Bishop Henry, h. 83 S. Burdick. 

Bishop Henry L., ( Peirin & B.) Ma. 83 S Burdick. 

Bissell Alpheus, (Biseell & Son,) h. 62 Lovel. 

Bissell James N., clerk, h. 46 Walnut. 

Bissell Melville K., (Biwsell & Won,) bds. (i2 Lovel, 

Bissell t& Son, ( Alpheus & Melville K., ) groceries and crockery, 

174 MiuD. 
Bivene William, laborer, bds. 37 Water. 
Bixby Bros., ( Ira D. & Lorenzo,) lumber dealers and grocers, 

89 N. Burditik. 
Bixby Ira D., ( Bixby Bros.,) h. !>4 S. Kose. 
Bisby Lorenzo, (Bisby Bros.,) h. 51 Dutton. 
Black Joseph, mason, bds. 135 S. Burdicb. 
Black William D., caipenter, h. 31 Jackson. 
Black Wilson, (col'd) saloon, 57 Main, h. same. 
Blake Emily, domestic, 33 Portage. 
Blakenian Alfred A., salesm^i, bds. 72 S. Rose. 
Blakeman & Phillips, (William P. B. & Delos P ,) proprs. Star 

Organ manufy. 18 N. Rose. 
Blaltemaa William P., (B. & Phillips,) h. 72 S. Rose. 
Blakeslee Marietta, music teacher, lids. 114 Academy, 
Blakesly Lyman, former, h. 123 Grand Rapids lioad. 
]J)auchtield Mai-y, domestic, 203 Main. 
Blaney Elizabeth T., saleswoman, bds. 30 N. Rose 
Blaney John H., h. 36 N. Kose. 
Blaney Margaret A., tailorcss, bds. 36 N. Rose. 
Blaney Michael, saloon keeper, bds. 36 N. Rose- 
Blaney Michael F., bds. 36 N. Kose. 
Blaney Sarah, bds. 36 N. Rose. 
Bleazby Anna, student, bds. 86 Academy. 
Eleazby Arthur A., student, bds. 215 Main. 
Bleazby Waller F., student, bds. 215 Main. 
Blenkiron Louise, h. 81 South. 
Bloom Mrs. G., li. 52 Ransom. 
Blossom Charles H., clerk, bds. 184 Main. 
Board of Education, 26 S. Burdick. 

Boardman Albert D.,j)ropr. Omnibus Line, h. 1 Cherry. Frederick L., hack driver, bds. 15 Spring. 
Boardman John W., produce buyer, h. 13 Spring. 

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







1®. S4 lo?tb Burilel it., 



O, K. & T. P. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 



Boardman Mrs. E. A., h. 15 Spring. 

Boai'dman Peter, laborer, h. rear 8 Carmel. 

Bodomer Charles H., csarriage maker, h. 7T S. Rose. 

Bodwell Mary, bds, 40 Eleanor. 

Boeke John, lal:>orer, h. 46 Locust. 

Boekeloo Ann, bds. 123 Portage. 

Boekcloo Catherine, domestic, 87 Portage. 

Bookeloo Derk, butcher, h. 123 Portage. 

Boekeloo Hemy, grocer, 87 Port^e, h. same. 

Boekeloo Jacob, teamster, h. 123 Portage. 

Boeisema PVederick P., laborer, h. 138 S. West. 

Bogergne Comclins, laborer, h. 17 Johnson. 

Bolden Benjamin, barber, bds. Ill) Kalamazoo Av. 

Bolden John, fiirnier, h. 110 Kalamazoo Av. 

Bolhouse Lammert, blacksmith, h 103 North. 

Bolhouse Minnie, bds. 103 North. 

Bolhouse Peter, kitchen asst. at Asylum. 

Boll Rose, domestic, 31 S. West. 

BoUes George N., grocer, 31 Cedar, li. 34 S. Park. 

Bonds Amanda, (col'd) table waiter, Sheridan House. 

Bonner Patrick, peddler, 80 Water. 

Boogaart Elizabeth, domestic, 71 S. Rose. 

Boogaart John, ttulor, h. 51 Vine. 

Booher JVederiek A., real estate t^ent, 123 Main, h. 127 S. 

Booher George H,, bds. S2 Water. 
Booher Henry, h. 174 Kalamazoo Av. 
Booher James, lal>orer, bds. 2 Edwards. 
Booher William H., harness maker, bds. 175 Kalamazoo Av. 
Booi Zake G., farmer, h. 08 Michigan Av. 
Booth Charles H., (B. & House,) h. 62 S. Rose. 
Booth & House, (Charles H. B. & William A. II.,) real estate 

and insurance Agt's, 123 Main. 
Booth Mrs. Wm. L., bds. 62 S, Rose. 
Bordeu Andrew, h. 74 S. Hose. 
Borden Frances, school teacher, bds. 74 S Rose. 
Borden Lord W., sash maker, h. 245 Main. 
Borden Samuel C, aash maker, bds 245 Main, 
Borland James, laborer, hds. 288 Main. 

Bom & Guun, {Samuel B. & Gillman G.,) painters, 7 S, Burdick. 
Born John C, shoemaker, h. 9 Wheaton A v. 
Bom Samuel, (B. & Gunn,) h. 1 Main. 
Born Samuel, shoemaker, h. 42 Oak. 
Born William, painter, h. 66 Pitcher. 
Bossct Eugenia, house keeper, 25 N. I'ark. 
Bosset Isaac A., clerk, h. 33 N, West. 

Are Agts. for the jElna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 


Bostwiek Carlos G.. clerk, bda 22 John 

Bostwiek Emma M., school teachei I ds 22 John 

Bostwiek Frederick U., apprentice I ds 22 John 

Boatwick James H„ real estite ind insurance Agt., 147 Main 
h. -22 John. ' 

Bosworth Curtis H.. attendant at Asylum 

Boughton Elmer A., grocer. 43 S West, h. same. 

lioughton George, laborer, h. 59 N. Bui-dick. 

Bowdlear LiKzle, student, lids. Burdiek House 

Bowdlear Nellie, student, Ifds. Burdiek House 

Bowdlear William A., merchant mJUer, 107 N. Burdiek bda 
Burdiek House. 

Bowen Lizzie, domestic, 28 S. Rose. 

Bowen Nelson F., carpenter, h. 17 Wheaton Av 

Bowker Norman B., h. 112 RauHom. 

Bowser Kola, laborer, h. 83 S. Park. 

Boyd James, laborer, h. 100 RanMom. 

Boyd John, gardener, h. 175 Asylum Av. 

Boyer Elizabeth, h. G4 Pitcher. 

Boylen John M., blacksmith, bds. 3fi 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 Level 

Bragg Leonard G., {B. & Potter.) h, 141 Asylum Av 

Bramard Frederick, painter, bds. 30 N. Park. 

Branch Arthur, laborer, bds. Cottage Hall Hotel 

Jii-ajider Timen, wagon maker, h. 4(5 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 

Breinmg John M., carpenter, b. 12 Chorch. 

Brenuan John, mason, h. 100 North. 

Bretzel A. Rudolph, cigars and tobacco, I2L Main, h. 68 S Rose 

Brewer Cornelius W., conductor Kalamazoo, AUeo^an & Grand 

Rapids Railway, h. 88 N. West. ° 

Briggs Ann L., bds. 3 East Cedar. 

Briggs Henry C judge of probate, 167 Main, bds, 233 Main. 
Bri^s Mattie M., student, bds. 60 Academy 
Briggs Mrs. Lucy, h. 3 East Cedar. 
Bri.,^ Nellie W., student, bds. 00 Academy 
Briggs Warren N., h. 60 Academy. 
Brink Frances, domestic, 60 S. Burdiek 
Brink Hiram, laborer, bds. 180 Portage. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Com- 

■eyancers, have Property to 



Brink Walter, carpenter, h. 115 Portage. 

Brink Walter, hostler, 60 S. Burdick. 

Brinks Lena, attendant at Asylum. 

Brittoii James, painter, bds. 184 Main. 

Britton Wallace W., Mb. 03 Miun. 

Broadwell Eliae H., mill wright, bds. 50 S. Park. 

Brockmann Amelia, bds. 38 Water. 

Brockman Silas A. 8., carpenter, h. 1 Water. 

Brockmann Wilhelmina, domestic, 72 South. 

Brockwel! Frank, clerk, bds 03 Lovei. 

Broker Jacob, joiner, h. ^ Johnson. 

Broker 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, lioso. 

Brooks Kendall, president Kalamazoo College, h. 57 8. Rose. 

Brooks Marion, domestic, lf<4 Mmh, 

Brophey Catherine, domestic, 73 Soutli. 

Brophey Margaret, domestic, 78 South. 

Brotherson Andrew, laborer, bds, 10 Cedar. 

Brower Jacob D., teamster, h. 103 Kalamazoo Av. 

Brown Arthur, lawyer, 124 %Iain, 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, (Gidclings & 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 Dottoii. 

lirown George M., clerk, bds. 59 S. Rose. 

Brown Harriet, domestic, 42 Main. 

Brown Plattie N., student, l>ds. CI S. Burdick, res. Kortb Brown- 

Brown Heman M., (Sweetland & B.,) h, rear T. P. Sheldon & 

Go's Bank. 
Bi'own & Henderson, ( Charles H, B., & Frank H.,) saddlery 

hardware & trunks, 11 K. 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. Go's. 


Manufacturers of the 



All ■ItSDlili, 

The.«Ii..tromenl>».ththei. sm, « Imi.h Pipe liko QuaKlj, 

I'owcr and Variety of Tone, " eseel fur use m 

Churches, Schools and Parlors. 

Prices vary from #100 to *1,000. 

Opposite Kalamazoo House, No. 8? Main St., 

GEO. piatsoTr, 

1. p. JOHNSON, 

R. D. SEES. 
aK&T/F7GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgage., Con- 

y Google 

Brown Samuel, laborer, bds. 42 Main. 

Brown Sarah, attendant at Asylum. 

Brown Simeon, g.irdener, b'ls. rear 215 S. Burdick- 

Brown William, carpenter, h. 178 N. Burdick. 

Brown William T., h. 33 Cedar. 

Browne Byron M., (B M. B. & Bro.,) h. 0!2 Vine. 

Browne B. M & Bro , floor & feed, 18'2 Main. 

Browne Charlea E., bds. 9'2 Vine. 

Brownell Cornell, bds 22 Edwards. 

Brownell Eliza, cook. City Hotel 

Brownell Henry, deputy sheritF, bda. 10 S. liose. 

Brownell Silas O., fermer, h. 11 Potter. 

Brownell Thomas C, overseer of poor, h 40 S. West. 

Brownson Edgar E., clerk, bda. 5 Bur Oak. 

Bi-ownson Florence I., dressmaker, bds. 5 Bur Oak. 

Brownson Mary A., h. .1 Bur Oak. 

Bruen George T., {Kidder & B.j) h. 71 S. Rose. 

Bran Cornelius, laborer, h. 21 Wall. 

Bruudage Erastup, agent for jiatenls, h. 8S !Noitli. 

Brundage Seneca A., laborer, h. 64 North. 

Brundajfe Walter C, telegraph ojierator, M. 0. It. 11., 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. IS Cedar. 
Bucbnn Lyman P , blacksmith, bds. 37^ Main. 
Buchanan James, bds 148 Vine. 
Buck Andrew, show ease ni.inuf , h. N. Burdii^k. 
Buck diaries B., {eol'd) former, bds. 127 Portage. 
Buck George M.. (May & B ,) bds. 184 Main. 
Buckham Catherine, dnnieHtic, 31 Academy. 
Buckhout Oscar K., clerk, bds 33 S. Burdick. 
Buckley Daniel, tailor, lids. 81 N. Burdick. 
Buckley Jamoa, druggist, h Jasper. 
Buckley Thomas, blacksmith, h. 14 Jasper. 
liudd Albert H., builder, b. '257 Main. 
Budd Prank D., book keeper, bda. 9 S. Kose. 
Budd Stephen, boarding house, 9 S. Rose. 

Buell Alexander, conveyancer, 95 Main, bds. Kalamazoo House. 
Bnell Hon. Emmons, farmer, h. 147 S. West. 
Bullard Zenas H., {Hascall A B ,} h. 14 First. 
Burch Asa P., (Empire Organ Co.,) h. 38 Cedar. 
Burden Charles, (col'd) laborer, bds. 11 Seminary. 
Burden William H., (cold) l.iborer, b. 11 Seminary, 
Burdick Edward, carpenter, bds. Rail lioad House 

tracts, &c.. No. 100 Main Street. 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mieh. 



(Successors to LAWRENCE & GALE,) 

s T E j^ im: 

Af rienltEFal Foundry, 


Manufacturefis of all Kinds 

Agricultural implements. 

Agents for the Most Improved 

leaf era. Mowers M Tbvmbevs. 

All kinds of Repairing done at Short Notice. 


O. N. & T. F. Giddings pay Taxes, cojlect Debts, are Agents 



IJurdick Edwin, h 31 Portage. 

Burdiok House, Theodore F. Piokeiing, propr., 130 Main. 

Burdick William H,, foreman with Isbell & Dayton. 

Burgee 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, li. Hill Road to Galenburg, 

Burlingham Ki'ank H., stish maker, bds. 42 Water. 

Burlingham N. H., propr, planing mill & sasli, door and blind 

manufy-, 98 Water, li. 85 Water. 
Burnett Also, (col'd) li. 7 Seminary. 
Burnett Samuel A., carpenter, h. 5 Potter. 
Burnham Giles C, h. ^1 Elm. 
Burns D , shoemaker, 05 Main, h same 
Burns James, bds. ^IC 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 Jiobert, (R. & J. D. Bums,) U. 44 Acadcmy. 
Burrell Brothers, {George & David,) caiTiage & wai-on niamzlj^ 

192 Mmu. 
Bun-ell Charles, wagon maker, bds. 27 Aeadoniy. 
Burrell David, (B. & Brother,) h. 35 Academy. 
Burrell (ieorge, (B. & Bi-other,) h. 27 Academy. 
Burrows JuUns C., (Severus ifc B.,) bds. 199 Main 
BuiTy Bcnce, hostler, Goss' livery stable 
Biin-y Nicholas, liostler, Burdiek House. 
Jiitrson Florence, attendant at Asylum, 
Burson Lottie, attendant at Asylum. 
]Jurton DrucoJla, domestic, Bail Road Exchange 
Burton Sherman M., insurance agent, h. 39 S. West, 
Bush Adam, laborer, bds 40 Grand jiapids 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 OiTa, boarding house. 50 S. Park. 
Bush & Pattereon, (Frederiok B. & Thomas P.,) builders 76 

N. Burdick 
Bush William II , student, Kalamazoo College, res, Plainwell, 
Bnstiman William, laborer, bds. 12C Portage. 
Bnshnell Sidney S., fiirmer, h- 30 East Av, 
Busley Harry C., confectioner, h. 8 Dutton. 
Butler Mary, h. 68 Ransom. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Co's. 



1. W. iilllW ©1, 

ft. Si Rat©r gt» 

Will Execute on Short Notice, 

Rans and Designs for Ctturches, 

And. all other Icind of" Bnildings- 


us, ip„ ^ji]''"''' , HENRY WOOD, ' [-MelhodiatCLurclt. 

N. BirUANN, I 


C. R. BBOWK,' l 

Capt, R. C. DENISON. 

W. G. PATTISOH. Eeq., 

O, N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 

yGooQie ciniiiCTORT- 203 

Butler Thomas, carpenter, h. 70 KaDsom. 
Butler Walter C, ( col'd, ) clerk, bds. r>7 Main. 
Butt Joseph, laborer, bds. 30 N. Park. 
Butts Harriet S., altendaut at Asylum. 
Button Elisha, bds. JiS S. Burdick. 
Button Minnie, stndent, 50 Seminary. 

Cable Mrs. John, cloak and Avcfs maker, (IT S. Burdick, h. Ranie. 

Cadman Hannah M,, bds. 210 Main. 

Cadman James P., ( Clark & C, ) bds. 216 Main, 

Cadman John W., train dispatcher M. C. R. R., bds. 184 Main. 

Caesar Jnlius, bookbinder, h. 20 Pitcher. 

Caffi-ey Libbie, attendant at Asylum. 

Cagney Edward, laborer, h, 14'J I-'ortoge. 

Cagnej Mary, domestic, 56 South. 

Cahill LoRoy, ( Stich, C. & Co., ) bds 184 Main. 

Cahoon Mary, widow, bds 83 Alain. 

Cahoon Miss L. A., millinery and fency goods, 83 Main, h same. 

Calhoun James, patent spring -I )ed dealer, Ii. 179 Kalamanoo Ax'- 

Calkins C. W., clerk K. A. & G. B- B., Ms. Burdick Houj^c. 

Calkins Susan J., student, bds. 114 Academy. 

Cameron Alexander A., builder, h. 61 S. Uurdick. 

Cameron .Emma, student, 50 Seminary. 

Cameron John, foreman gas works, h. 45 Kortli. 

Camp Fitz William, tinner, bds. 148 Vine. 

Camp Joel, physician, h. 148 Vine. 

Camp Sarah, boarding house, 148 Vine 

Campbell Alice E., student, 50 Semtnai'j-, res. Battle Creek. 

Campbell Elizabeth, bds 41 Miun. 

Campbell Elizabeth 11., boarding house, 29 S. Burdick. 

Campbell Jacob It., saloon, 41 Main, li. same. 

Campeau Adolph, sexton and saccristjui, bds '2-> N, Park. 

Campion Francis, laborer, bds. 50 Parsons. 

Campion Thomas, laborer, bds. 50 Parsons. 

Canning Thomas, sash maker, h. 154 N. Burdick. 

Capell Columbus, mill wright, h. 2'2 East Av. 

Capell F. H., mill wrigUt, h. 33 Comstoek Road, 

Capen Charles C, millinery and fancy goods, 1(17 Main, bds. 

Kalamazoo House. 
Carder Edwin A. ( C , Gilbert & Co., ) h. .59 South- 
Carder George H., upholsterer, bds. 59 South. 
Carder, Gilbert & Co., ( Edwin A, C, Henry Gilbert, and John 

McKee, ) furniture, 133 Main, 
Carder Mrs, William, bds. 59 South. 

Arc Agts. for the JSlna, 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. 

Carnaban Edwin, carpenter, h. 55 Button. 

Cames Byron, student, bds. 76 S. Eoae 

Carpenter Frances E., school teacher, bds. 31 Academy. 

Carpenter John H., clerk, bds 63 Lovel. 

Carpenter Louis M., cooper, bde. Dollar House. 

CaiT James H., carpenter, h. 120 Portage, 

Carr Mrs. P. M., brts. 35 Academy. 

Carr Norman W., printer, bds 120 Portage. 

CaiToU Bridget, seamstress, 04 S. Burdick. 

OaiToll Julia, domestic, 9 S. Hose. 

Carroll Mathew, laborer, b. 14 Cooley. 

Carroll Mathew, malster, bds 26 Asylum Av. 

Oarse Alexander E., clerk, bds. B5 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. 

Carvetb George, cooper, h IGH 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. 4 

Case David S., ( Stacey & C , ) res. Pavilion. 
Case Jennie, domestic, 1^5 I^jvel. 
Casey John, tailor, bds. lisul Road Eschange. 
Caster George H., teamster, h. 88 Ransom. 
Caster John, teamster, h. 94 N. Rose. 
Caster Ilellen, 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 8. West, 
Cave John, Jr., gardener, h. 125 S. West.. 
Casston Henry, laborer, h, 59 North. 
Cedik Gertrude, domestic, 225 S. Burdick. 
Cellem Frederick, travelling acent, h. 26 Comstock Road. 
Cester Sarah C, domestic, 92 S. Burdick. 
Chadbourn Benjamin, h. 37 Main. 
Chamberl^u 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. 

0. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 



Champncy Abbio, preceptress, high school, bds. 102 Lovel. 

Ohandkr George M., cai-penter, bcls. S2 Portage. 

Chapin & Bro., {William D. & Kdward,} vegetables, City 

Chapin Edward, (C. & Bro.,) bds. 84 Water. 

Chapin Lebens C, physieian, 'i S. Burdick, h. 41 Asvlum Av. 

Chapin William U., (Chapin & Bro.,) h. 114 Water. 

Chapman Flora, domestic, 51 South. 

Chapman Henry, (C. & Valentine.) h. 15 Harrison. 

Chapman Lucinda, domestic, 83 S. Rose. 

Chapman Philis, h. 15 Hari-ison. 

Chapman & Valentine, ( Henry C. & Jonathan,) grocers, 82 Main. 

Charles Thomas G., printer, bds. 84 Water. 

Charlton John B., (col'd) cnptnter, h. 39 Cooley. 

Chase F. H , ( C. & Johnson,) res. Comstock. 

Chase &; Johnson, (F. H. C & Tobias J.,) proprs. Union Hall, 
2 Portage. 

Chase Nehimiah, faiming mill maniif. 73 Main, h 8 John. 

Chase Orra, bda. 14 First. 

Chase Perkins, laborer, bds. 49 Portage. 

Chase Rebecca, student, 5(1 Seminary. 

Cheney Henry B., student, Kalamazoo College. 

Cherry John, blacksmith, h. U Cherry. 

Chidester Edwai'd 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 Whcaton Av, 

Christman George, laborer, bds. 34 Cherry. 

Christman Jacob, drayman, h 23 Edwards. 

Chrisman Mrs. J., boarding house, 23 Edwards. 

Chubb Harvey, h. liliC Mam. , 

Church Austin, laborer, h. 8 Michigan Av. 

Church Frederick, switchman, bds. 30 N. Park. 

Church John S , bar tender, Kalamazoo House, h. 6 Eleanor. 

Church Joseph H , foreman Goss' lifcry stable, h. 6 Eleanor. 

Church Selh J., carjienter, h. 103 Kalamazoo Av. 

Church Wiliard, bds. 39 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. 

Clacsgens & Fowler, (John M. C. & James B\,) saloon & bowl- 
ing alley, 24 N. Rose. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Co's. 


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No. 98 Water, corner North Park St., 

m&M,&m&M(ia. nns.. 

Manufacturer of 

Boeig, Blinds, Sail. 


Wood Turning, Veneei and Scroll Sawing, k,, k, 

O. N, & T. F, GIDDINGS draw Wills, Deeds, Mortgages, C'on- 

j by Google 


Cla«sgens John M., (C. & Fowler,) h. 108 North. 

Olapham James P., druggist, 106 Main, h. 14 Taylor. 

Clapham Janica G., drnggist, bds. 14 Taylor. 

Claruge Thomas, machinist, h. 47 S. Kose. 

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. 

Clai'k Erastus Jr., agent with George W. Winslow, bds. 33 

Clark Frank M., (Wm, B. Clark A Son,) bds. 195 Main. 

Clai'k Frank, carpenter, h. 100 Kansora. 

Clark Geoi-ge T., conveyancer, h. 39 N. West. 

Clai-k Jay W., printer, bds. 42 S. Rose. 

Clark Levi A., grocer, 231 Main, 1\. 6 Michigan Av. 

Clark Lucius L., (George Colt & Co.,) li. 213 Main. 

Clai'k Lucius L. Jr., student, bds. :il3 Main. 

Clark Mrs. M., h. 2 Oak. 

Olark P. W., student, Kalamazoo College. 

Clark Rev. James A., prof. Kalamazoo College and (C. & Cad- 
man,) h. 80 Academy. 

Clark Robert D., student, h. rear 02 Michigan Av. 

Clark Sarah, h. 42 Ransom. 

Clai'k Stella, student, 50 Seminary, res. Big Rapids. 

Clark William, saloon, h. Wineted. 

Clark Wm B., ( Wm. B. Clark & Son, and N. Baumann & Co.) 
h. 195 Main. 

Clark Wm. B & Son, (William B. & Frank M.,) dry goods & 
carpets, 131 Msun. 

Clark William H., gent*, furnishing goods, 14 Portage, bds. 59 

Clay John A., whitewasher, h. 23 Walbridge. 

Cleenewerck Benjamin, harness maker, 55 Water, h. 64 S. West. 

Cleland Florence M., student, 50 Seminary, res. Niles. 

Clement WiUiam B.. h. 91 Lovel. 

Clements John J., cooper, h. 6 Allcott. 

Clenland Effie M., student, 50 Seminary, res. Lawrence. 

Clenland Martha H., teacher of music; Michigan Female Sem- 

Cleaveland Charles II., clerk, bde. 184 Main. 
Clifford Alice E., student, bds. 245 Main, res. Texas. 

Clifford Alphonzo, student, bde. 245 Main. 

Clifford Stephen, blacksmith, bds. 44 N. Rose. 

Clinton James, drayman, h. 102 Ransom. 

tracts, (fee, No, 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 



Parfctri ■camm.oti 

Parkers Iilainiiiotli Store 

PARKERS MAMMOTH Store, Kalamazoo 

Parkers Keep Dry Goods 

Parkers Keep Hats and Caps 
Parfcers leep Straw Uo<oAs 
Parkers Keep White Goods 
Parkers keep Furs 
Papte'fi Keep Cloaks 
Parkers Keep Milliner7 Goods 
Parkers Keep Carpets 
Parkers Keep Buffalo Hoks 
Parlers leep Silks & S'hawte 
Parkers Keep First Jualitjr Goods 
Parkers keep Lace Goods 

f diijfit/ie i^aay (iii\k luiiii! world. 
Parkers Eeep Velvet iarpets 

Parkers Keep Everything you want. 

0. N. & T. F. OIDDINGS, lied Estate aud General Insurance 


Olo<itorman .Tolm, laborer, h. 137 S. iJiirdick. 

Olostennan Leonard, marble polisher, h. 114 North. 

Olostermnn Mary, domestic, -i^ N. West. 

Olough James W., with H. S. Parker & Co., h. 68 Odar. 

Ooats Wiiiiiim R.. h. 19 Elm. 

Gobi) Alctha, sdiool tesiclier, Ms. «0 N. Park. 

Cobb Charles L.. ( Dudgeon & C, ) h. 'iOft Maiiu 

Cobb Charles \V., (Thiis. S. Cobb, Son & Co.,) bds. Kalama/.oo 

Oobb Stephen H., office 135 Msm, li. 2n:i Main. 
Cobb Thomas K-, (!riig clerk, bdfi. IS4 Main. 
Cohh Tlioinas S., (Thoa. .S. Cobb, Son & Co.,) b. fiS S. ifose. 
Cobb Thomas S., Son & Co., (Thomas S. & OliaHcs W. Cobh 

& Edward F. Pond,) crockery & plaRswaro, 1(112 Main. 
Cobiirn William, earriage smith, h. Sift Cooley. 
Oock Henry, (C. & Thomas,) h. IH) Gull lload. 
Cook & Thomas, (Henry l'\ 0. & Alfred T.,) grain and [pro- 
duce dealers. 111 N. Hiirdick. 
Coder Mrs. J. ¥., washer woman, h. 05 N. PnrdioW. 
Codington Adda I, Ixls. 147 S. West. 

Codington William W., earpenter, h, lU S. ISiirdick. 
Cody Mary E., milliner, bds. :hl John. 
Coo Betsy E., cloak iind dress miikor, 21 8. JSurdick, Ids. :J2 

Cogan Denis A., gardener, h. 2+7 Main. 
Cogle John, attendant nt Asylum. 

Cohn Adolph, cinjars and tobaet-o, :ih N. Burdiek, bds, 4;i youth. 
Cohn Henry, peddler, bds. lH N. West 
Cohn Mary, h, 5 Jasper. 

Cohn Morris, clothing, 120 Main, li. i>ii Porfcige, 
Cole Annie, tailorces, hds. 7ii N. Kose. 
Cote Edwin Vi., tailor, h. Oii Vino. 
Cole Garret, laborer, h. 59 John. 
Cole Mynm, laborer, b. IS N. Hose. 
Cole Myron, veterinary surgeon, ■V2 N. Hose, bds. Hiicridun 

Colo Sophia L., eeamstrcss, bds. 0;{ Vine, 
Colo William, bds. (ii! Vine. 
Coleman George W., tinner and gas-fitter, 14(> Main, i.Js ^1 

Coleman Howard G., student, hds. I'-iX AiTademy. 
Coleman Hudson, student, hds liJS Academy. 
Coleman John, laborer, bds. Hail lioad Exchange. 
Coleman John J., engineer, h. 2 Oak. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street, '2d fJoor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 



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Always on hand and furnished on short notice. 

Office and Yard, No. 94 Water St., 

fl^r' Orders respectfully solicited, and strict attention paid 
to the execution of plans. 

O. N. & T. F, GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 


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Coleman Milton, constable, h. 20 Dutton. 

Coleman Oscar, merchant, Oahtem-O, li. 100 Lovel. 

Collins Adelaide F,, student, 50 Seminary, res. QuiiK-j. 

Collins Giles H,, farmer, h. 126 Port^e. 

Collins Henry F., printer, bds, 8-i Water. 

Collins Joel B., carpenter, h. 73 Walnut, 

Collins John, shoemaker, h, 161 Kalamazoo Avenue, 

CoUom Melissa, attendant at Asylum. 

Colman Francis, h. 138 Academy. 

Colt George & Co., (George C, Lucius L. Clark, and Elisli.i 

Gerow,) dry goods, 127 Mmu. 
Colt George, (Geo. Colt & Co..) h. 206 Blaiii. 
Colthrop James, liostler, City Hotel. 
Combs George W., sash maker, bds. 27 Chufijli, 
Common Couacil liooni, 26 S. Burdicfc, 
Comstock Calvin, fanner, h. 70 Gull Iload. 
Conant Frances, bds, 00 N. Park. 
Condon Mrs. Catherine, h. 48 Willard. 
Coney William, horse tamer, bds. 49 Water. 
Cougdon Michael, night watch, Kalamazoo Iloiisf, 
Conklin Eliaabeth, cook, 8i) Main. 
Connell Bridget, domestic, KalamsKoo House. 
Conner James, mover of buildings, bds. 40 Water. 
Conners Conrad, laborei", bde. C*^ llansom, 
Coiiners Edmund, laborer, li, Zi Rmisoin. 
Conners Kate, domestic, 45 Academy. 
Connolly Michael, hostler, Ms. 37 Water. 
Conway James E., carpenter, h. 1 1 N. I'ark. 
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 Cediir. 
Cook Joanna, domestic, 07 S. Rose. 
Cook Lewis E,, printer, bds, 33 S. Bnrdick. 
Cook Washington W., boanling house. .SO N. Piirk. 
Cooke Sidney, law student, 117 Main, bds. Kslamjiy.uo Ifoitsc. 
Coon Belinda, h. 48 Walnut. 
Coon Emmett, clerk, bds 48 Walnut. 
Coon Lydia, school t«aeher, bds. 48 Walinit. 
Coonley Mary, student, 50 Seminary, res. South Beml. 
Cooper E. Minnesota, student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creok, 
Cooper John, painter, bds. 44 Water 
Cooper Mary B., student. .50 Seminary, res Biittle Creek. 
Cope Thomas ^'., prop'r Cottage Hall Hotel. 5:J N Hose. 

Are Agts. for the jElna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 


212 KAr.*if*zoo OErtEcrorrr. 

Corbett Charles, mason, bds. Union House. 

Cornell Albert, stadent, bds. 2'1'6 Main. 

Cornell Am^nata, school teacher, bJs. 21 S. West. 

Cornell FriTiwis W., (J. B. 0. & Co.,) bds. 199 Main. 

Cornell Hetiry A., druggist, IIC Main, bds. Burdiok House. 

Cornell H. Fred,, book keeper, bda. 2iZ Main. 

Cornell Joseph B., (J. B. C. & Co.,) bds. 17 S. Uose. 

Cornell J. U., physician, h, 223 Main. 

Cornell J. B. & Co , (Joseph B. & Francis W.,) jM-oprs, car- 
riage mannfy, 14 Kleaiior. 

Comeli Oscar I),, cleik, h. 218 Kalamazoo Av. 

Corporation Hall, 2& S. Burdick. 

Coisett Oscar B., (Stowell C. & Co.,) bds. 1 South. 

Cory Dan W., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Concord. 

Collide Hall Hotel, Thomas V. Cope, propr. 53 N. Roae- 

County Clerk'a Office, 153 Main. 

County TreasHreWs Office, 107 Main. 

Courtney John, laborer, h. ;{:J Grand Kapids Koad. 

Courtney Nellie, domestic, 37 Ijovel. 

Cousins Rev. James, (col'd) h. 3ft Porter, 

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. 

Ci-amer Meyer, clothing. Hit Main, h. 16 Spring, 

Cramp John, laborer, bda. 26 Asylum Av. 

Orandall Thomas J., cooper, h. 20 Jackson. 

Oi-ane Delivan, laborer, h. 9 S. Burdlek. 

Crane George, carpenter, bda. 90 Ransom. 

Crane Levi A., travelling agent Stowell, Corsett & Co., bda. 2S 

Crane N. W. Sanford, (Fish & Crane,) h. 86 S. West. 

Crane Stephen B., laborer, h. 54 N. Park. 

Crane Stephen L., teamster, h. 90 Kaosom. 

Cranmor Nathan, physician, h. 34 Oak. 

Craven Thomaa, laborer, h. 19 Third, 

Craver Mathlas, local cspreas, h, 34 N. West. 

Graver William, produce broker, h, 73 Vine. 

Crenier Gertrude, domestic, 97 S. West. 

Creay Peter, laborer, bda, 07 Vine. 

Cromb John P., laborer, bds. 26 Asylum Av, 

Cronk Samuel D,, insurance agt. bds, 13 N. West. 

Cropaey Betsey E., bds. 4 Edwards. 

O, N. & T, F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agcnta 



Crosby Emma, bda. 86 Academy. 

Crosby Harvey, drug clerk, bds. Kalamazoo House. 

Crosby Ora B., clerk, h. 5 Edwards. 

Crosett Edwin, musician, h, 25 Cedar. 

Grossman Marilla, bds. 22 Jotin, 

Crowley John T., mason, bds. 4-4 Main. 

Crown Frederick, laborer, U. CO 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, b. 8 

Gummings Dona, domestic, KalamaKoo House. 
Canninghatn Henry, peddler, bds. Union House. 
Curtenins Frederick W., collector internal revenue 2d District, 

127 Main, h. 13 S. liose. 
Curtis Cyrus M., h. Look Out, near S. end S. Bui'dick. 
Curtis Frank, laborer, bds SO N, Park. 
Curtis Jennie, student, 21 South, bds. 40 S. West. 
Curtiss Comlbrt, bds. iJl Pitcher. 
Curtiss George E., freight agent M. C. R. It.,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. 


Daiscr Ferdinand, shoemaker, h. 4 Edgar. 

Dake Augustus, bds. 8!) 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 Mdn. 

DamereJl 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. 




Kerosene Lamps, Table Cutlery, 

SilTsr-Plattd War«, &c.. 

No. 12 Portage St., Union Hall Block, 

O. ». & T. F. GIDDINGS draw WU1«, DecdB, Mortgages, Oon- 

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Daniels Joseph B., grocer, 25 Portage, h. 27 Portage. 

Daniels Joseph A., linner, bds. 27 Portage. 

d'Arcambal Agnes, millioery and fancy goods, 17 S. Burdick, h. 

93 S. Burdicli. 
d'Arcambal Ohas. S., druggist, 132 Main, h. 93 S. Burdick. 
Darling Abner L.. farmer, h. 159 Asylum At. 
Darling Mrs. K. H., h. 12 Cedar. 
Darrow Cecilia, bds. 37 M^n. 
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. 
DaviK Edwaid H., fanner, h. 91) S. Burdick. 
Davis Emily JS.. bds. 106 Academy. 
Davis Erasmiis, fruit gi-ower, h. 15 Grant. 
Davis Francis ,M., former, h. 106 Academy. 
Davis George, stone riitler, h. 5 Oak. 
Davis (ieor^re K., clerk, bds. 76 S, Burdick. 
Davis George, Gen'l Agt. K. A. & G. K. li-, and St. J. V. Jt. P., 

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, K. R. and St. J. V, E. R., h. 36 

S. Park. 
Davis John D., clerk, bds. 184 Main. 

Davis Lewis R., pj-opr. 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 C. & 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, <fec., No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


l1,amazoo dirlctouy. 

Gii. w. wiiiiiow & mm 




( Establis^hed in l>i^4.-f^.) 

Shop on Portage St., opposite Union Hall, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

Wc do not " make bold to say my iikquat. can't be found, 
because tiiuy don't come iiovcrt ; " but wt> do clnini tliat badly 
shaped letters, bad punctuation, bad ycanim.'ir and worse spelling 
are not common on work done at our shop, 'Wc wouM say to 
persons needing marble, that the blocks in the monuments we 
make are all ground together, making a perfect fit, not requiring 
a quarter of an inch of plaster to fill up the joints. 

We pronounce the roarblo agent's story that wc " have 
gone out of the business," and our " wagon will not be around 
any more," maliciously false. 

We shall keep a good assorfmeni of tEii' viirious Kitids 


Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


De Back Jacob, laborer, h. 5 Wall. 

De Biit 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 A.v. 
Decker Erskine, student, bds. 75 Academy. 
I!)e Clark Abraham, carpenter, h. 95 North. 
De Graff Henry, tinner, with Robert Howard. 
Delta Charles J., bds. 202 Main. 
Deitz Jacob, h. 202 Main. 
Deita Leslie B., l>ds. 202 Main. 
Dekam Antone, blacksmith, h. 139 S. Burdick. 
Deknm John, teamster, bds. 139 S. Burdick. 
DeKam Peter, blacksmith, h. 103 S. Burdick. 
DeKorn WiUiiim, laborer, h. 194 S. Burdick, 
DeKubber Abraham, mason, h. 1 Wall. 
DeKubber Isaac, carpenter, h. 34 Locust 
DeKubber Jacob, mason, Ms. 1 Wall. 
DeLano II. A., clerk, bds. lutlamaxoo House, 
Delano John M,, b 126 S. Burdick. 
DeLong Louis, cook, Ivalamazoo House. 
DeMary Kate, milliner, Itda, 17 Pitcher. 
DeMary Newoomb, h. 17 Pitcher. 
Denudel William, laborer, ii. 35 Wall. 
DenBleyker Paulus, h. 77 M. Bui-dick. 
Denison Francis, h. 8 Cedar. 
Denison Francis W., student, bds, 8 Cedar, 
Denisou Herbert, student, bds. 8 Cedar. 
Denison RoUin C., propV Sheridan House livery and sale stable, 

h. 81 Lovel. 
Denslow Mary A., bds. 16 Elm. 
Deregt Comelius D., carpenter, h. 98 Vine. 
Deregt Margaret, bds. 98 Vine. 

Dermont Kate A., student, 50 Seminai-y, res Detroit. 
Desenberg B. & Co., (Bernard h., Bernard M., and Meyer,) 

wholesale and retail grocers, 115 and 121 Main. 
Desenberg Bernard L., (11. Desenberg & Co.,) h. 40 i'ortage. 
Desenberg Bemard M., ( B- Desenberg »& Co , ) b. 7 Edwards. 
Desenberg Meyer, (B, Desenberg & Co,,) h. 50 Portage, 
Desenberg Moaes, grocer, 80 N. ISurdick, h, same. 
Deubter 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 



ieason«i ^A Iressei tanber, 

LATH & SIUIIIILES, always on hand. 

Corner CHURCH & WILLARD STREETS, or, M. C. R. R., 


1. M. liaWKE & BB#., ' 

Manufacturers of all kinds of 

noun s, anouiTD feed, 

Also Dealers in 

Wlieat, Buckwheat, Corn, Oats, &c., &c. 

Celebrated " Centi-al IVJills !" 

Flour and Peed Store, No. 182 Main Street, corner of ChKreli, 
Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wilis. Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 



Devisser William, carpenter, h, 103 S. Eui'dick. 

Devisser William, Jr., tinner, bds. lOS 8. liurdiek. 

Dewing .fc Kent, ( William G. D., James A. K., and William 
S. Dewing,) prop'rs Hash, door, arid blind manuf'y, 152 Kal- 
amazoo Av. 

Dewing William G., ( D. & Kent, ) h. 2Z Lovel. 

Dewing William S., (D. *fc Kent,) bds. 23 Love:. 

Dewitt Isaac, painter, bds. 70 Kalamazoo Av. 

Dewitt Jacob, blacksmith, bds 7(1 KalamaKOO Av. 

Dewitt Mai'ia, domestic, 88 Soutb. 

Dewolf JiVank, clerk, h. 5 Dutton. 

Dexvarte GooNt, mason, bds. IZ^ S. Burdick. 

DeYoc JIdwin W., war claim and insurance aiient, 3 S. Burdivk, 
li. 55 Lovel. 

De Yoe, Mrs. William II., h. 04 Soutb. 

Dezay Jolin, carpenter, bds. 11 Grand Jiapids Koad. 

Dickerson George A., engi'aver, h. 51 Walnut. 

Di^all Henry, mason tender, bds. City Hotel. 

Dillon Mathew, blacksmitb, bds. liail lioad Escbaii<;e. 

Dimler Michael, bdg. 80 Main. 

Divine MaiiassfkS, laborer, h. 5'd Js'oi-th. 

Divine Patrick, laborer, bds. 53 North. 

Dixon George, laborer, h. 5 East Cedar. 

Doan Gersham P., justice of the peace, 123 Main, h. 9 Pine. 

Dobbin John, blacksmith, Ws 109 Kalamaj'.oo Av. 

liodge George, propr. ibundery and machine works, 39 N. liose, 
h. 45 N. Rose. 

Dodge Jasper N., grocer, 16 S. Burdiok, h. 18(3 Main. 

Dodge Miss H. P., principal female department, Kalamaj^oo, 
College, bds. G9 South. 

Dodge Sheldon, bds. 45 N. Rose. 

Dodge Willard, h. 35 Lovel. 

Dodwell James, haiiiess maker, bds. 03 Griiiid Kapids Uoad, 

Dolan Mary, bds 49 N. Park. 

Dolan Sai-fth, seivant, 50 S. Bui-dick. 

Dollar House, P. Dnffie & Son, proprs., 57 N. Rose. 

Dolloway Henry C, {Hubbard D. & Co.,) b. 72 S, Burdick. 

Domono Cornelius, laborer, h, 7 Johii-^on, 

Domono John, laborer, h. 14 Balch. 

Donahue Susan, domestic, 50 S. Rose. 

Donay Charles, blacksmith, bds. '21 Cliurch. 

Doody John, clerk, bds. with Ileman M. Brown. 

Doolin Martin, fireman at Asylum, h. 43 Pitcher. 

Doolitlle Alice E., student, bds. 245 Main, res Richland. 

Doolittle Fanny E., student, bds. 24.') Main, res, Richland. 

Doran Kate, dress maker, bds. 64 Ransom. 

trade, &c., No. 100 Main Street, 2d Hoor, Kalamazoo, Micb, 



Doran Mary, h. 106 Willaid. 

Uoran Michael, clerk, Sheridan House. 

Doran William, tiacknian, bde, Union House. 

Dornan Patrick, laborer, bde. Union House. 

Dome William, laborer, lids. 47 Portage. 

Dorr Thomas E., stone cutter, b. 41 Clmrcli. 

Dorrie Alvah H., gen'l. Agt. Wheeler & Wilson, and Ilowe 
Sftwing Machines, 102 Main, h. 46 S. I'ark. 

Doty Peter, carpenter, h. 125 Itansoni. 

Doiibleday Abner D,, former, h, 83 Walnut. 

Douglass Eli, farmer, h. 2'28 ^lain. 

Douglass Gajton A,, (Perrj & D.,) h. 143 Vine. 

Douglass Grcorge W., farmer, bds. 228 Main. 

Douglass Orson, m.taon, h. 62 Michigan Av. 

Douting >Sarali, domestic, 46 S. Biirdicfc. 

Dowdall Michael, harness maker, h. 'IS Cooley. 

Downer William S., brewer, bds. 26 Asylum Av. 

Downing John H., carpenter, h. 70 North. 

Doyle I^annie B., tailoress, bds., 119 Korth. 

Doyle James, laborer, h. 00 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, 

]>i'ake Randal, h. 12 Bukley. 

Drawbolt Sophia, chamber maid, Burdiuk House. 

Drayton Thomas A., carpenter, h. 127 Vine. 

Drummond Elizabeth, domestic, 96 Ransom. 

Dudbrige Lodica, ladies' hair dresser, bds. 174 Main. 

Dudbridge Sarah B., seamstress, h. 174 MiUQ. 

Dudgeon & Cobb, (John D. and Charles L. C.,) produce and 
commission merchants, 99 and 106 N. Bui-dick. 

Dudgeon Frank C, book keeper, bds, 7 Henrietta. 

Dudgeon John, (D. & Cobb, ) h. 7 Henrietta. 

Dudley & White, (William H. D. and Joseph H. W,, ) bard- 
ware. 140 Main. 

Dudley William H., ( D. & White, ) h. 58 Academy, 

Duffie Malcolm B., (Plielix D. and Son,) Dollar House. 

Duffie P. & Son, jPhelix and Malcolm B.,) proprietors Dollar 
House, 57 N, Rose, 

Duffie Phelis 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. 

Dumoii Mary E., domestic, 86 S. Rose. 

Dunbar Cliester H., bds. 37 S. West. 

Dunbar D. D., printer, bda. 84 Water. 

Dunbar Eugene, clerk, bds. 37 S. West. 

Dunl«r Frances M., (G. E. D. & Co,,) res. Ne«' Haven, C\>nn. 

Dunbar G. Edwin. {G. E. D, & Co.,) h. H7 S. West. 

liunbar G. E. & Co., (G. Edwin, Frank M., and Lyman M.,) 

mei'chant millers, 30 S. Burdick. 
Dunbar Junius H., machinist, bds. 3.') N. West. 
Dunbar Lyman M., (G. E. D. & Co,) b. 37 S. West 
Duncan George M., carpenter, bds. 187 Kalamazoo Av. 
Duudom JacoT), c^arriage painter, lids. 59 John. 
Dmidom William, lal.orer, h. 39 Wall. 
Duiiluim Alit-e, bds. fiO S. Rurdick. 
Duiilmm Maiy, student bds. fi Gak. res. Lawton. 
Dunkley Emily, domestic, 17 Doutflas Av. 
Dnnkley James, engineer, b. 74 Walnut. 
Dunkley Joseph, gardenei', h. 32 Pearl. 
]>unn Charles, h 20 Jasper. 
Dunn Eliza, domestic, 33 8. Burdick. 
Dunn Margaret, domestic, 72 S. Park. 
Duniiin|t Albert, mouldei-, h 37 Ransom. 
Dutcb Peter, shoe maker, bds. 132 Kalamazon Av. 
Dutcber Lucinda A,, dressmaker, bds, 4 Johnson. 
Dwight Charles, clerk, bds 71 S. Rose, 
Dye Emily, h. 123 liansom. 

Eagelton William, manuf: window shades. -IG N. Rose, h. G5 

Eagles Henry, frrocer, 137 Portas^e, h. same, 

Kames, Gardner T , bds, 91 South. 

Eames Lucy, b, 91 South. 

Eames Wilfred, spoke manuf 6 Asybim Av , bds. 91 South. 

Earl Albert G., bar tender, bds, 47 Portage. 

Earl Barney, stock dealer, h. 47 Poitage. 

Earl George W., (E. <& Trebing,) h. 1 Lovel. 

Earl Henry C, deputy sheriff, h. 15 Pitcher. 

I^rl 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 Pati'ick, laborer, h. 64 Cooley. 

Eastland Frank W,, clerk, bds. 47 S. Park. 

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



Sf . JiSiPl ¥A!iM¥ 


DttiiWe Kail) Piissenscr Trains Each Way. 

Connecting at Kalamazoo with 

Kalamazoo, Alleian 6 Grand Bapids R, I & Micli, 

For all Points East, West and North. 

FREIGHT Forwarded hy "Red Line" Cars, 

To Points East and West, 

Without brealiln^ bulk, and Kates as Low as the 

adTerllsed rates of any other Line for 

Eastern or Western FrelKhl- 

Makes close Connection at WHITE PIGEON with 

gi\(h. fouthfm & gorthfm Indiana g.^. 

For all Points East, West and South. 


Supt. Gen, Freight & Ticket Ag't. 

Offices in I>epot, Italamazoo. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 



Esistland Martha M., Ii, 47 S, Park. 
Kaston Mattie, attendant at Asylum. 
Kastun Nancy E., domeslJc, 3 Lovel. 
Katon Annie S., boarding house, 11 Cannel. 
Eaton O. P., student, Kalamazoo CoHege, res. Olieshii'e. 
Eaton William L., student, bds. 11 Carmel. 
Eavcns Charles P., laborer, h, 3-1 Pitcher. 
]<^beli)]g Benniitt, tanner, bde. 24 Pearl. 
Ebehng Henry, grocer, fi4 Walnut, h 24 Pearl. 
Eddy Mary E,, saleswoman, bda. 'd't Lovel, 
Ederle Anton, (E. & Haar,) h. 78 Main. 

Edorle & Hsiar, {Anton E. & Lewis J. H.,) saloon, 78 M.iiti. 
Edson liufus P., lawyer, 126 Main, bds. 28 S. Park. 
Edwards David, shoe maker, h. 51 Main. 
Edwards Henry, bds. 22 Edwai-ds. 
Edwards John M., ( Stuart & E., ) h. G6 South. 
Edwards Samuel, ItIs. 16!I Kalamanoo Av. 
Edwards Thomas .T., marble cutter, IkIr. 21 Ciiiirch. 
Edwards William A., marble cutter, bds. 21 Church. 
Edwards William li., tinner, bds. GC Kouth. 
Egpleston Maggie, domestic. City Hotel. 
Eggleston Patrick, laborer, h. 28 Jasper. 
Ehle Benjamin, laborer, bds. 30 X, Park. 
Ehle Benjamiu W., teamster, h. 207 Mfun, 
Ehle George, painter, h. 267 Main. 
Ehle MiU'y. Inls. Xational liot^l. 
Eisemann Michel, Uiloi-, h. 7 Lovel. 
Ekster E., carpenter, h. 1S3 N, Burdick. 
Eldred Abna, Ixla- l-'i JJavis. 

Eldred Caleb, Jr., { C. S. Montague & Co.,) h. 12 ■riii'inpsoii, 
Eldred Cairie B., milliiiei-, bds. 20 S. West. 
Eldred Kva A., student, bda. 12 Thompson, 
Eldred Katharine V., Rtudent, bds, 12 riioriipson. 
Eldred Sarah E., i^tudent, bds, 12 Thompson. 
Eldridge Caleb, shoe miiker, h. 100 Main. 
Eldridgo Kmily G., dress maker, liiO Main, bds. same. 
Eldridge Juliette E., dress maker, bds. 160 main. 
Elkerton George H., sash maker, bds. 8.5 N. Hose. 
Ellis Frederick, musician, h. 21 Hiiri-ison. 
Ellsworth Luuna, domestic. Dollar House. 
Ely Joseph E., sash maker, li. 1 Bur Oak. 
P]mmett Fannie M., school teacher, bds. 12 Church. 
Emniuns Philip, harness maker, bds, 175 Kalama/.oo Av. 
Empall Bethel, machinist, h. ■'>2 Eleanor, 

Empire Organ Co., { Geo. Piggott, Robert D. Sees, Edward P. 
Johnson, and A, F. Burch, ) 87 Main. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other las. Co's. 


The Michigan National Bank, 


Authorized Capital, $500,000. 


DP- X 3E1. IS TC" 

^aiiott^l ^atik, 

O F 


^iVTTthoi-iaed. Capital, ^^00,000. 





0. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 



Empror John, laborer, h 99 Ransom. 

Empror John, laborer, bds. 99 Ransom. 

Einpror Thomas, laborer, bds. 99 Kansom. 

Kngelrnann Christian, saloon, 17 HarriRon, !i, same. 

Eiigle Kate, domestic, Biirdick House. 

Engle Nicholas, chair maker, li. 15 Portago. 

Englcs John, painter, bds, 15 Portage. 

English John, teamster, h. 31 Cooley, 

Ensign Benson C, drayman, h. 51 Portage- 

Eple^ Phrtsba, domestic, 46 South. 

Erwm Aima, li. 10 Pitcher. 

Esseb^lters John, carpenter, bds. 5 Porter. 

Essebaggers John J., carpenter, 31 Pitf^her, h 5 Porter. 

Esseb^gers Nicholas, carpenter, bds. 5 Porter. 

Evans Emma, attendant at Asylnm. 

£!vatis J^aura, attendant at Asylnm. 

Evans Ltira, Ms. 01 Kalamazoo Av. 

Evans Margarett, domestic, 18 JohriBon, 

Everard John II., harness maker, 17^ N. Biinlick, h. IT.i 

mazoo Av. 
Everest Jennie L., student, bds 20 I'earl. 
Everett Aurilta, school teacher, bds. 110 Vine. 
Everett Mahlon. carpenter, h, 110 Vine. 
Everett Obed W., li. 104 Water. 

Everett William L., sash maker, bds. If-l Kalamazoo Av. 
Everhart Harry S., book keeper, bds 15)0 Wain. 
Everhart May, stndent, bda. 199 Wain. 
Everhart Mrs. M. L., bds. 199 Main. 
Evils Acenah, seamstress, h. 5 Jasper. 
Evits Bradley W., clerk, bds. 5 Jasper. 
EvitR Myron' II., watch maker, 158 Main, h, 50 John, 

Fagiin James, laborer, bds. 21 Cooley. 

Fairbanks Dan, farmer, li. 3,'l East Av. 

Faitel Abraham, laborer, h. 97 Ransom. 

Faling A. C, telegraph operator, h. 8C Kalama/oo Av. 

Faling Martha, h. 86 Kalamazoo Av. 

Fanchcr Sarah L., studeiit, '50 Semiual-y, res. Homer. 

Fargo Wilson D., h. 73 S. Hose. 

Farley John, former, h. Olmsted road. 

Farmer's Home, Norman Stanley prop'r, 47 Main, 

Farnsworth E., hostler, bds. 37 Water. 

Farrisworth Lucy J., bds. 54 Dutton. 

Farnsworth Mary, bds. 59 S. West. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Go's. 



I SnooMsoia to WM. H. SSOW, i 


Spectacles, Clocks, 

Full Stock, Fine Goods, Low Frices. 
Practical Watcltmaictrs & Engrsvtrs. 


1®, 118 MAW STREET, 



0. N. & T. F. GIUDISGS pay Tflsea, collect Dehts, are Agents 

HosiecDv Google 











Blank Boob, Diaries, Fass Books. 
Albums. Bibles. Fancy Goods. 

Focket Books. Gold Fens. Card Cases. 

fill a fcnttral Jssorhiinil of ^tatioiimj, 

iro.'l26 MAIir STREET, 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Go's. 


Fan-ell Bernard, h. 52 Church. 
Farwetl George O., drug clerk, btls, 93 S. Burdick. 
Faulkner W. C , en^aeer, Ms. Kalamazoo Hoaee. 
Faxon Sidney W., post office clerk, bds, 184 Main. 
Fay Albert B., clerk, bds. 233 Main. 
Fuy 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. Burdiek. 
Fearn^des David, shoemaker, h. 113 North. 
Fearnsidcs Mary A., domestic, 30 Main. 
Foidel Cornelius, hostler, bds. 49 Water. 
Follows Hattie, student, 50 Seminary, res. Prairie liondu. 
FenDjke John, night watch, City liotel. 
Fonijn Abram B., laborer, h, 12 Balch. 
Ferguson Gcmima, bds. 91 Academy. 
Ferguson Sylvester, Itimberman, h. 79 Vine. 
Ferris Timothy, laborer, h. 38 Oak. 
Ferry George, butcher, h. 44 North. 
Fiedell Johnnna, domestic, 20 Elm. 
Field Darius W., formei", h. 27 Dultoii. 
Finch Aurelius S., physician, 49 H. Park, h. same. 
Finoh Daniel W., (Beebe & F.,) h. ISO Maiu. 
Finley Isaac, student, Kalamazoo College, res. Uoas. 
Finley Mary A, domestic, 66 South. 
Finley Mrs. Sarah, h. 40 Grand Kaplds Itoad. 
Finney, Mariette E., h 7 Carniel. 
Finney Thomas II,, currier, bds. 27 Church. 
First National Bank, Latham Hull, Pi-es't; .7as. A. Walter, Vice 
Pres't; Chauncey Strong, Cash,; Chas. A, Hull, Teller, 123 

Fish & Crane, (lidwarcl II, F. & N. W. Sanford C.,) srocera, 

13 S. Burdick. 
Fish Edward H., { F. & Crane,) bds, 25 Lovel. 
Fish Edward J., with Geo. W. Fish, h. 25 Lovel. 
Fish George W., local express, bds. 142 Kalamazoo Av. 
Fish George W., prop'r Fish's elevator, 51 Edwards, and flour 

and feed store, 80 Main, h. 57 Lovel, 
Fish Hannah, boarding, 142 Kalamazoo Av. 
Fish Henry, student, bds. 114 Academy, 
Fish Hiram C, carpenter, h. 27 liansom. 
Fisher Daniel, saloon, 1 Portage, h. 15 Cherry. 
Fisher David, bds. 199 Main. 
Fisher David A., auctioneer, bds. 58 S. Pose. 
Fisher Eliza, bds. UN. West. 
Fisher Helen, student, bds. 21 South, res. Three Kivers. 

<>. N. & T. F, GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 



Fisher Joajinettc, principal Michigan Female Seminary. 

]''i8lior John, cooper, h. iSU Allcott. 

Fieher William £., carpenter, Ida. 73 North Burdick. 

Fisko Ira W., pViysieiau, 3 ti. Burdick, h. S'l S. Burchuk. 

Fitch Asa, h. b3 tf. liose, 

FitKgerald Elisia, hds. 15 Stuart Av. 

Fitzgiiibon David, laborer, h. 159 N. Burdick, 

FitKsimmons Anna, seamstress, bds. 12 Church. 

Fix Oresent, domestic, li Taylor. 

Flagg Isaac, carpenter, Ii. IS Pearl. 

Flagg Isaiah II, ag't Bixby Bros., h. 11 Stuart Av. 

Flagg Oliver B., bds. 54 S. Rose. 

Flanagan Lncy, bds. '2i Cooley. 

Flanuagan Peter, laborer, h. 9i) Kansom. 

Fleniining Andrew, h. '2^ S. Uoae. 

Fleslier John, sash maker, bds. I:i2 .North. 

Fletcher Thomas, ( Ii. Wood & Oo.,) h. 85 N. West. 

Fletcher William G., lawyer, U S. Burdick, bds. 35 N. West. 

Fingle Garrett, tanner, h. T Wall. 

Foegele George, (Limproclit tfe F.,) h. l'2-j I-ovel. 

Fogt.Albert, brewer, IkIs 7 ^Valnut. 

Foley John, blacksmith, bds, 84 ^Vater. 

Follett Jatncs, teamster, h. 11 Grand Rapids Road. 

Follett I. J., carpenter, h. Grand Rapids lioad. 

Fondenhook John, laborer, h. l(l'2 Ports^e. 

Foqnotte John H., auctioneer, h. 20 N. Park. 

Forbes Calvin, oai-penter, h. 87 S. Park. 

Forbes Frank, farmer, h. 279 Main. 

Forltes James P., cai-penter, h. Oil S. Park. 

Forbes Orlin M., cooper, bde. 100 Portage. 

Forbes William A., carpenter, bds. 87 S. Park. 

Ford Ambrose, painter, bds. 31 Pitcher. 

Ford John W., ( colM.) laborer, h. 125 Academy, 

Ford A., student, 50 Seminaiy, res. I-ansing. 

Ford Martha, ( col'd,) domestic, 19 Lake. 

Foi-d Minnie E., stndent, 5(! Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 

Forward Mavy^ tailoress, bds' 51^ N. Rose. 

Fosdick Albert A., stndent, Kalamazoo College, res. Almena, 

Foster Julia A., h. 88 Lovel. 

Foster Reginald C, clerk, bds. 53 Lovet. 

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, 89 Cedar. 

Fowler James, waiter, 1 S. Burdick, basement. 

Fowler James, ( Claesgens & F.,) li. 89 Edwards. 

Fowler S. Mills, book keeper, bds. 39 Cedar. 

Are Agts, for the Jitna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 



Ill© §r#¥©F # laker 
Pamily Sewing Machine 


f te Highest Prlae, 

OTrer all others, 

f ltr©ig!i0W.t the w©rM. 

O. N. & T, F, GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 




Deaciec (n 



oils, VABIIillSp 





Kfl* 40 Nftrth Bardicte Street, 




!I^° All Work promptly done at Lowest Sates. 
Rent, are Agta. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Co's 

y Google 


Fox Alia L., sciiool teaulier, bds, 9 VVoodward Av. 
Fox Daniel T., ( Hui-d & F.,) li. 9 Wooihvard Av. 
Fox Doras M., (editor Tlie I'reaent Age, 111 Main, h. 15 Stiii 

Fox Ira B., Ktiident, bds. 9 Woodward Av. 
Fox Lauren F., tarmer, !i. 13 Comatook lioad, 
B'os Lorenzo J., carpenter, h. 14 Comstock Uoad. 
Fox Liiman W,, larnier, h, lOB Kalairiiizoo Av. 
Frail Bernard, eooper, h. 54 Church, 
Fi-ancoise Isaac, blacksmith, h. 70 KalnmaKoo Av. 
Fi'aiicoise William, painter, h. 61 Vine. 
Fraiikish t!!iai1es, harness maker, 'd'i N. Bm-dick, bds. '■& 

Fraser Charles, (col'd,) laborer, 20C Main. 
Fraser EHsha A., stipt. public schools, bds. 199 M:uii. 
Friiser Henry, laborer, bds 82 N, Burdlck. 
Free Albert A., machinist, h. 91 South. 
Freiliiik Gsii-rctt, laborer, h. 74 Church. 
Fi'ench J. Emma, student, 50 Seminary, res. Homer. 
French Lucinda, 43 Walnut. 

French Mary, student. 50 Seminary, res. Bucliniian. 
FrencTi Thomas, bds. S4 S. Rose. 

I'riedman Emil, agt. mercbaiit tailor, 146 Main, li. 4!) Miiin. 
Friedman Henry, bds. 49 Main. 
Frost Charles, bds. 145 Tine. 
Frost Lnoinda, bds. 143 Vine. 
Frost Merrill A-, tinner, bds. 57 S. Biirdick. 
Fi-y Joseph, teamster, h. 71 Edwards. 
Fulford Mettie. bds. 53 N. West. 
Freligh Henry, currier, h. 31 Pitelier. 
Fuller Caroline, tailoreps, bds. 210 Kalamazoo Av. 
Fuller George, (F. & Sterlinjf,) h 15 Forest. 
Fuller George S., carpenter, h. 57 Dutton. 
Fuller John, blacksmith, bds. 84 Water. 
Fuller & Hterling, (George F. & Oliver L. S.,) groceries at 

flour & feed, 01 Main. 
Furbargh Catherine, domestic, 59 Water. 
Furst Henry, (F. & Hotop,) h. 49 Water. 
Furst & Hotop, (Henry 1'. & Frederick H.,) pioprs. Accomm 

dation Stables, 51 Water, 

Gadsby George, carpenter, h. 119 Locust. 
Gaines Elizabeth, domestic, 108 S. Burdick. 
Gaines Maggie, (eol'd) domestic, 79 Vine. 

O. N. & T, F. GIDDING.S pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 



Galo George H., bds. Burdick House. 

Gale N. Brooks, bds. 221) Main. 

Gale NiU^haa, pump dealer, bds. National Hotel. 

Gale William, carpenter, Ms. 17 Ohufch. 

Galligan John, clerk, bda. City Hotel. 

Galtnrui Hattie, h. 3 Dutton. 

Galniati John, carpenter, bds 5 Dutton. 

Galvin John, mason, h. 100 N. Rose. 

Garber John, li. 42 Ransom. 

Gardner Alice, domestic, 80 South. 

Gardner Ransom, Pres't. K. A. & G. R. R. R., and Siip'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 Chaiincey, wool dealer, h. 228 Kalamazoo Av. 
Gates Fred R., carriage maker, bds. 228 Kalamazoo Av. 
Gault Charles N., groceries & confectionery, KiG Main, li. 35 

N. Rose. 
Gault David, bds. 130 Kalamazoo Av. 
Geer Edla M., student, 60 Seminary, res. Menaslia, Wis. 
Geisse Augustus H,, (Stich, Cahill & Co.,) h. 8 South 
Geisse Philip H., clerk, American Express Co., lids. 8 South. 
General Agency of the Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machines, 

A. H. Dorris Agt , 102 Main. 
George Willis, (coi'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. 263 S. Burdick. 
Gibbs Charity, blacksmith, bds. 21 Chui-ch. 
Gibbs Charles, firmer, h. 27 Lovel. 
Gibbs Isaac, slate roofcr, bds. 187 Kalamazoo Av. 
Gibbs Richard H., carpenter, h. 34 John. 
Gibson Edwin A., (Jones & G.,) bds. 35 Locust. 
Gibson James, mason, bds. 44 Main. 
Gibson Samuel A., paper maker, h. ft4 Dutton. 
Gibson Sarah, bds. 8 Edwards. 
Giddings & Brown, (Marsh G. & Charles R. B.,) lawyers, 14ft 

Giddings Hon. Marsh, ( G. & Brown,) h. 10 Cedar 
Giddings 0. 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. 


mm m mwsm 

£>ea.le«'N in 




Stone, Wooden &, Willow-Ware, 

flsli, flour, TegetaUes, A®., 

No. 14 South Burdick Street, 
O. N. *fc T. F. GIDDINGS, Keal Estate and General Insurance 



Giddinga Orrin N., (O. N. & T. F. G.) h. 50 South 

Giddinga Theron F., (O. N .Jfc T. F. G.) bdB. 18-1 Main. 

Giddings William M., h. 34 Dutton. 

Gitfoid Allen farmer, h. 73 Gull Road. 

Gifford Mary F., domestic, 30 Main, 

Gilbeil Harry, bds. 27 S. Rose. 

Gilbert Heury, { Carder, G. & Co ,) h. 27 S. Rose. 

Gileman Peter, warehouseman, h. 23 Wall. 

Giles Joel E., caruenter, bds. SO Michigan Av. 

Gillespie Micajah T., bleacher, bds 220 Main. 

Gillespie Rev. Robert I., h. 81 Church. 

Gillett FIzard, bds. 28 Jackson. 

Gilman Ella, student, 50 Seminary, rea- 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 liapids Road. 

Gleason E. S._, h. 58 S. Burdick. 

Giedhill William H., photographer, h. 28 Jackson. 

Glover George H., laborer, li. 7 Pitcher. 

Glover John G., h. 75 Walnut. 

Glover Mary J., bds. 118 Main. 

Glover William H., photographer, 118 Main, h. same. 

Glynn & Phctteplace, (John R. G. & E. H. P.,) prop'rs Kala- 
mazoo House, 94 and 96 Main 

Gobert William, laborer, h. 31 Wall. 

Godfrey Erastue J., carpenter, h. 78 Walnut. 

God ley Joseph, attendant at Asylum. 

Godley Peter, attendant at Asylum. 

Goedehurke 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 manufl, 4 N. Burdick, h. 55 Gull 

Goodenow Henry, music teacher, h. 27 Cedar. 

Goodrich Pbilo W., bds. 242 Main. 

Goodridge Edwin L , sale stable, h. 85 South. 

Good Templars' Hall, 150 Main. 

Goossen Charles, trunk maker, bde. 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 Thomae, bds. 23 South. 

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



Gore Mathew G., foreman with H. M, Jolmson, h. J*5 Portage. 

Gorman Anthony, h. 49 Eleanor. 

Gorman Hugh, laborer, h. 72 Hansom. 

Gorman James, bdB. 72 liansom. 

Gorman Marj, domestic, 30 S. Park. 

Go88 Catharine C. E., h. 87 S. Burdick. 

Goss Georce, supt, K. A. &. G. R. li. K., 28 Main, h. 19 S. Park. 

Goss Milo J., ( Ashby & G.,) h. 87 S. Burdick. 

Goss Samuel ¥., 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 K. Rose. 
Graham Noble, farmer, h. 21 Forest. 
Graham Robert, machinist, h. 18 Reed. 
Graham Sarah, domestic, 13 Sonth. 
Grapdjean Guatave, ( G. & Labar,) bds. 35 Main. 
Grandjean & Labar, (Gustave G. & William H. L.,) propVs 

flouring mill, 54 Kalamazoo Av. 
Granger H. W., bds. 17 Cedar, 
Granger Keiiben, book dealer, bds. 59 Lovel. 
Grannis Charles D., telegraph repairer, M. C. 11. R., bds, 1!!9 

Grant Aimena, 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 Hansom. 
Green James F., harness maker, bda. 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 Saran E., dross maker, bds, 17 S. Burdick. 
Green William, harness maker, h. 185 Kalamazoo Av. 
Greenbaum Isaac, clerk, h. 13 John. 
Gregg Corydon 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 Jobn, h. same. 

Gregory Philo, with H. S. Parker, bde. 16 Cedar. 

Griffin Charles G., switch teiider, h. 116 Kansom. 

Giiffin Flmore L., student, bds. KHi Academy. 

Gnftin F. Octavia, student, bds. 6 Stuart Av. 

tiriflin Geraldine, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Griffin Mary, seamstress, bds. 45 Walnut. 

Griffis George, clerk, 1 Portage. 

Griffith James J., train despatcher, M. C. R. ]l., bds. 199 Main. 

Grii^s John L., teamster, h. 40 Michigan Av. 

Grimes Cecil D., (G. A 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. 11 N. West. 
Grimes P. S., dentist, 123 Main, h. 48 S. Kose. 
Grimiey John, can-iage piunter, 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 0. & Denison E ,) grocers, 164 

Groesbeck Seth 0., (S. 0. G. & Bro.,) h. 81 Academy. 
Groffert William, laborer, h. 25 Wall. 
Groom Edwin P., painter, bds. 17 N. Burdick. 
Groolemaat John, carpenter, h. 8 First. 
Grootemaat Johannls, sash maker, h. 77 Walnnt, 
Grootemaat Mathew, carpenter, h, 116 North. 
Grosveiior Lemuel D., architect and builder, 78 Water, h. 54 

Grosvenor Rufus II., lawyer, 103 Miun, bds. 18 Pearl. 
Grover & 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 Wlllard F., insurance agent, h. 34 Walnut, 
Gunn Comfort O., painter, h. 13 Pearl. 
Gunn GiUman, (Born & G ,) h. 13 Pearl. 
Gust Gottlieb, batcher, 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, ifec, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 



Great Central Eoute East. 

Only One Chanp of Cars between Kalamazoo and 

TVEW ■i'OIlK CITY, via 

6p©at WestePE Eallway . 

On arrival of tramq of the MKhixaii C"nrrii! Uplroit and Milwaukee 
and Michigan Southern Bailroaiis 

Four Express Trains Leave Detroit Daily: 

(Sundays excepted) for London, Paris, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, 
Rochester, OgdensburRh Burliiiirton, Elmira. Albany, Npw York, Boa- 
ton, Philadelphia, Baitimore. Washington and all intermediate places. 
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Wasiilngtoii Passengora will find this route 
via Rochester and Northern Central Eaiirnad (he shortesi and most direct 

Only one Change of Cars between Detroit and 


Pare always as low as by oiher llnr«. Bajisage cticckcd 

to all |irhici|ial points. 

This is the only rovie Ki'J. Niagara Falls and the Mammoth Suspension 


During the Season of Navigation, Daily Connections are 

made with Lake Ontario Steamers nt Hamilton ami Toronto. 

By this Line Passengers have First Choice of Staterooms at 


n on al! night trains 

CHAIS. MudABE. Western Passenaer Azent, Oelroll. 


Gen. AgL, Hamilton, C. W. Honeral Manager. 


O. N & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 



Hadnett James R., clerk, Ttds 92 VViilard. 
Hadnett William grocer, 83 N. Burdick, h. 92 Wiilard. 
Haenberg Cornelius, laborer, h. 200 S. Burdick. 
Haften Arie, laborer, bds. 119 S. Burdick. 
Ilatten Ive, laborer, h. 119 S. Buidick. 
H^erdon Wilhelmina, h. 65 Water. 
Hagide Peter, Shoemaker, h. 74 Kalamazoo Av. 
Hahar Tiiomas, laborer, h. 76 N. West. 
Ilaight Andrew, sash maker, bds. 50 Edwards. 
Haight Aasil, 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 Meirill & McCourtio, bds, 
184 Main. 
, Haines Mary J., domestic, 51 N, Hose. 
Haines William C, foreman Allcott Mill, h, 35 Allcott. 
Haibert 8. 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., stadent, bds. 6 Michi^n 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 Kdmond 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 

Itailroad, 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. 51-J N. liose. 
Hall John, (col'd) 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 Asjilum Av. 
Hame David H., book keeper, with Morrill & McCourtie, bds. 

184 Main. 
Hamilton Christopher, trackman, bds. Union House. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Go's. 





Open 10 erand Baplds. Harcli, rs(>9. 


Connects at ALLEGAN with Stages for Holland & Saugatuck. 
And at GRAND KAPIDS with 

Detroit & Milniraukee Railviray 

And with Stages ibr Muskegon, Newaygo, &o., &c. 

Two Daily Passenger Trains, Each way, 

Making Korlherii coniieclions as above, and iit Kalamazoo mth 

And St. Joseph. Valley Rail Road, 
For all Points East, West and Sonth. 
Freight shipped lo all poinU without change, by 
''RED LINE" and "BLUE LINB" Cars. 

R. GARDNER, President. GEO. DAVIS, Gen, Fr't & T'kt 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., laborei', h. 135 Portage, 

Hamilton Hattic L., btudeut, bds. 86 Academy, res. Tecumseli. 

Hamiiton James, engineer, Ii. (IS Ransom. 

Hamilton Pool, laborer, bds. 4'2 Main. 

Hamlin F. A., bds. 47 Main. 

Hammond Charles H., painter, h. 18 East Av. 

Hammond Lovett, { 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. 

Hanfbrd William H., action maker, h. 119 Water. 

Hanks George E., boarding house, 17 Church. 

Hanmer Irving, baggage master, M. C. R. K., bds. 1l'9 Vint;. 

Hanmer John, carpenter, h. 129 Vine. 

Hanmer Waiter, painter, bds- 129 Vine. 

Hannnn Maiy, domestic, 43 Lovel- 

Hanscomb Charles D., boots A shoes, 143 Main, h. 32 S. Wesl. 

Hansen John, laborer, h. 15 S. Rose. 

Hardimon Mary A., h. 176 Kalamazoo Av. 

Harding John A., hntclicr, h, 24 Bur Oak. 

Hare William, clerk, h. 124 Ransom. 

Harebolt Heit, laijorer, h. 38 Itansom 

Harkins Anthony, foundryman, h. 03 N. Rose. 

Harlan Cecelia, bds. S Winsted. 

Hnrlan Frank, baker, 67 Main, h. 9 Jasper. 

Hannon Edwin, laborer, bds. 46 Water. 

Harper John W., laboi-er, bds. 42 M^n. 

Ilarrigaii Daniel, warehouseman, b. 117 Port;^. 

Hari'igan John H., di'ayman, li. 16 Main. 

Harrigan Lawrence, laborer, bds, 99 Ransom. 

Harris Alraon C, expressman, h. 14 Reed. 

Harris Oiiavles, 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, fiS Cedar. 

Harrison Edwin F., moulder, h. 18 Main. 

Harrison Fr-mkie, attendant at Asylum. 

Harrison Louisa, artist, painter, and teacher, bds. 184 JIain. 

Harrison William, farmer, h. Grand Rapids Road. 

Hart Anna, domestic, 31 Portage. 

Hart William, engineer, bds. 49 Portage. 

Hart William, shoemaker, h. 35 N. Burdick. 

O. N. A T. F. GIDDIXGI^, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


if iWltt, f©lSlTT ^ i©., 

Wholesale Dealers in 

YlilEl lif I81S, 

fancy f oO'fls, Cigars,, &e. 
No. 10 Portage St., opposite Kalamazoo House, 

mkhmfkMQiOj, MteiHi. 

11. 11. STOWEIJ.. O. li. COKSEL-r. H. A. STONK 

Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 

e@@TS % SHOES, 


lo. llit MMl StailT, 


O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all tinds of Proi>eity lo Kent 



Hartman Mary, (col'd) w;«iliei'ttotiiuii, !i. ITti Kalamazoo Av, 

liarti'op Kate, atteiidanl al j\jj^1u)ii. 

HarldOiigh P., slutleiit, Ms. 10 Davis, les. Pljiuoutii. 

Hartsough Unsuk, student, Ms. ll> Uaviu, res. I'ljmouili. 

Ilaivuy Kdwafd IL , studeut, Kalamazou College, ves. Kichlaiid. 

Harvey Lett, porter, bds. 26 Main. 

Harvey Littletou, portiir, bda -i'J Main. 

Hasuali & Bullard, (Lucien A. H, A Zenas H. B.,) wholc-sak' 

Liquoi'H, 21 Portage. 
Hajk-Hll H E., merdiatit miller, IU7 N. IJurdick, li -l'';) .s. Uunlick. 
Hasoall Liicien A., (H. & Bullard,) )i. &7 S. Burdick. 
HaHujdl M. C, bank cleri, bds. S7 IS Burdick, 
Hiiscall Volney, h. corner Academy & Carmel 
Hasenuck Frederick, saloon, I'd Main, h, same. 
Hasujiyer Henry, laborer, h. 66 Willard. 
Haskell liev. Kamiiel, pastor let Babtif^t Clmrcli, h. .09 Lovol 
Haskell William, bds. ft9 Level. 
Hastings Bridget, domestic, 75 S. West. 
Hastings Coauet, h 911 North. 
HasiiiigB Cornelius, bds. i)0 Korth. 
Ila^LiiigE James, drayman, h 79 N. Hose. 
Hastings Johanna, domestic, 24 S. Park. 
IliislJngs John, carpenter, U. 120 Frank. 
Hastings John, drayman, h. 09 Ransom. 
Hastings Mary M., domestic, 35 South. 
Hastiiigs Thomas, cartman, li. <U l>iorth 
HastiiigH Thomas, warehouseman, Ixts, 7 Henrietta' 
JIattield George W,, ieimieler, h. 10 Hansom. 
Hiitliaway Ktepheii C , civil eu^neer, bds. 35 Main. 
Lluiisle John, umbrella repairer, li. north end Porter. 
Ilaveu Cornelius, li.borer, h 123 Portage, 
llaviuga Kdward H., boarding bouse and saloon, o'J Water. 
Havi'na Jessie B.., iiirmer. b. 19 Comstook lioad. 
Havens Thomas W., lawyer, 122 Main, b. 5(i Dnlton. 
Haweroft (ieoj'ge H., tailor, h. 52 John. 
Hawes Joslab L.,. lawyer, and real estate and insur^tui^e Agt., 

]26Main, h. 14S. Park. 
Hawkint^ Henry, laborer, bds. iS9 Jackson, 
Hawkinfi Seward, tin & copper smith, 178 Main, h U btuart Av. 
Hawley Caroline E., school teacher, bds. ti'6 Grand Rapids Road. 
ILiivley Edwjird, carpenter, bds. 68 Grand Bujuds Road. 
Ilawley E. H., jiiirserj agt. room !)-) Main. 
Hawley Emmor, farmer, b. H'd Grand Rapids Road. 
Hawley Martha, domestic, 45 Walnut. 
Hawley Sherman, tiirmer, bds. 68 Grand Rapids Road. 
Hayncs Alnu7.o F.. farmer, h, 11 Allcott. 

Are Agts. for the .■T*'Lna. Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's, 



Hayes Charles J., livery & sale stable, 3^ N. Hose, 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 Sarah K,, boarding house, 45 Lovel. 
Hays Thomas J., psuuter, bds. 72 S. Rose. 
Ilayward Samuel D., steward, 220 Main. 
Hayward Sterling, laborer, 220 Main. 

Hayward Albert A., with H. S. Parker & Co., inls. Ifi Cedar. 
Head Abigtul B„ bds. 05 S. Burdick. 
Heagberg Peter M,, tailor, h. 100 N. Bordick. 
Healy Azro, larmer, h. 27 S. Park. 

Hedgebeth Augustus, ( col'd.) teamster, bds. 16 Walbridge. 
Hedgebeth Mary, ( col'd;) washerwoman, h. 16 Walbiidye. 
Hedgebeth Parthena, bds. 16 Walbridge. 
Hedgebeth Thomas, farmer, h. Iti Walbridge. 
Hedges Spencer, ( col'd,) laborer, h. 60 Edwards. 
Hefternon William, drayman, li, 99 North. 
Heibniin John, mason, h. 121 S. Burdick. 
Heilman Mary, tailoress, bds 121 S. Burdick. 
Heatli JVIarous C, painter, bde. 65 Water. 
Heithouse Garry, laborer, h. 11 Lake. 
Fleithhouse John, laborer, h. 11 Lake. 
Heithouse Margaret, domestic, 9 Cedar. 
Ilellinger Mary, domestic, Kalamaaoo House. 
Ilelmstetter Philipp, butcher, 85 N. Burdick, h. same. 
Hemenover Joanna, h. 108 Vine, 
lleminel Anna, domestic, 69 Kalamazoo Av. 
Hendei-son tVank, ( Brown & H.,) bds. 9 W. Rose. 
Henderson Henry, ( colM,) laborer, bds. 57 Main. 
Henderson Samuel, laborer, h. 26 Ransom. 
Kenika Hosea, cabinet maker, h. 101 Water. 
Henika James, builder, h. 42 South. 
llenika Jane, bds. 184 Main. 
Jlenika John, farmer, h. 44 Walnut. 
Henika Manuel, clerk, bds. 35 Main. 
Henkee 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 Mai'j K., ( col'd,) domestic, 58 S. Rose- 
Henry Thomas, bds. 202 Miun. 
Henry Willie, clerk, bds. 73 South, 
Henshaw Charles E., printer, bds. 25 PoittT. 

O. N. & T. F. GTDUINGS, Estute and General Insurance 


Henshaw Edwin R., drayman, h. 25 Potter. 

Henshaw Dwisht, 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, 08 S. West. 

Herbert William II., cai-penter, bds. 52 Main. 

Herkins John, watchman at Asylum. 

Hennenn Jacob, cabinet maker, h. 23 Bur Oak. 

Heron William, restaurant, 23 N. Bnrdick, h. same. 

Herrick Edward A., (sarpcnt^r, li. 90 S. Burdick. 

Herrick Ephraim J., jomer, h. 95 S Burdick. 

Herririk Qarrit, baker, h. 22 Main. 

Herrlinger Leonard, groceries, 89J Portage, h. same. 

Heydenburk Martin, h. 46 S. Rose, 

Hibbard William K., 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 Malaueton S., carpenter, h. 49 Porter. 

Hicks Orrin, teamster, h. 130 Kalamazoo Av. 

Hicks Vau ran sailer, farmer, h. 7 Bur Oak. 

Hickey Thomas, laborer, h. 10 Wheaton Av. 

Hiet George, farmer, h. 338 Main. 

Higbee diaries P., h. 5 Pearl. 

Hig^ns Honorah, bds. 55 Hansom. 

Higgins Martin, laborer, h. 61 Porter. 

Higgins Nancy, domestic, 33 South. 

Hilbert Louisa, dress maker, bds. 61 S. Kosc. 

Hill Clarrisa, washerwoman, li 56 Willard. 

Hill Frances, school teacher, bds. 49 S. Rose. 

Hill Oliver C, farmer, h. 49 S. Rose. 

Hill Robert F., lawyei-, 14 S. Burdick, bds. 220 Main, 

Hill William, ( ool'd,) carpenter, h. 59 Michigan Av. 

Hilihonse Frank S., {Roberts & II.,) h. 55 S, 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, 08 S. Burdick, h. 70 S, Bur 

Hitchcock Jennie E., domestic, 72 S. Rose. 
Kixson James P., cutter, h. 31) Cedar. 

Agents, No. 100 Main Street,, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, ' Michig 



Manufacturer's of 



And Vehicles of every descrltxion. 

No. 192 Ma,in Street, corner Park, 

E4I<4BAI0i, . • HiMieAM. 

-Painting, Tramming & Repaif!^ng, 

Done a.t short notice and at reasonable prices, 


O, N. & T. F. GIDDIXGS, Rea! Estate anil General InsTirani 


Hwag Charles, enginuur, bds. 17 Cliiirch. 

Hoaglaiid Olis, iitttjiuiaiit nt AK^Iuin, 

Uoaglaiiil Tlioiiias, eiiyinuLT, h ti.) I'u'lar. 

Hobbs Chnrt.'K M., curpenter, h. l.')l) N. Hiini;. 1;. 

Hobbs Malii.Uii K., hdh. 84 S. liose. 

Ilobljs Penuel, TnaclliuiI^t, li. >i-l H. Kose. 

1-IoblM Kilej P., mu<;l,iiiisl, U^. v-i .s. liose. 

Hodgtnan HeDry, slioemaker, li, 157 V'iiie. 

Hodginan Heiiviiniez, blacksmith, 2!' N. Uoise, h. 4 i N. liosv. 

Hoebc-ke Adriun, blackMiiiih, b^s. 1 W.ill. 

Hoebfke WilliMrri, nasli iniikev, bds, 1 Wall 

Hoiidein.'ikei' June, wasiu, woman, h. .W Louuat. 

Hoedeniaker Jiihn, giocur, 111 JlaiiHOiii li. sanif. 

Huedeinukui- Hasan, whiplash braider, bds. 'd<> ].'ici[i.t. 

Hootthci- Louis J., piano tiinw and rejjairt.T, hils. I!H» Main. 

Hoek Job, oiirjK-iuei', hdB. ifi Join., 

Hoek Martha, h 1» John. 

Hoek Walter, carriage maker, h. 89 John, 

Hoelundn Kina. h 44 Locust. 

Hofei- Leopold, boots & hhoes, !--4 Jlaiii. Ii, »:.u.i.-. 

Hoffman Betty, doineBtie, IC Spi'iiii;. 

Holtnian Dcwitt, tinner, bds. 1H4 Jlain 

Hoffman John A., tinner, hds. 1«4 Main. 

Hoffman John C, laborer, h. 23 Pine. 

Hoffman John W. B., clerk, bds. 23 Pine. 

Hoffmnster Pt'lur. clerk, h. '2'2it Kataniii/oo Av. 

Hognn Ann.i, domestic, 'ill;") Main. 

Hogan James, laborer, bds. 4(i WiHard. 

Hogeboom Almira, h. f W, West. 

Hogeboon Ellen C, school Iwwher, bds, 8 S. West. 

Hoke Andrew, grocer, 1U4 Norlh, h. HiO N.-rth. 

Holden William, carpenter, h. 3U John. 

Hollander Garret, hiborer, hds' 2G Wall. 

Hollander John, hilx.ier, h. -Id Wall. 

Hollnnder Nawreme, carmge maker, bds. 2(i Wall. 

Hollister Ueorgo E., paints, oils, glass and wall pnpej', :i:i S. 

Burdiek h. 47 South. 
Hollister Wilhe M . .-lerk, b.!s 47 So.ith 
Holmes Lowell M., h. 21 Cliuiih. 
Holoron iLiry, domestic. Rail Koail Exchanffe. 
Holhrnhonsi^ John, (Kellogg * H.,) h !)4 S. Biirdick. 
Hood Jnmes C, student, bds. 80 K. Buidiek. 
Hooker Albert C, currier, h. 81 S. Bitrdick. 
Hooper rsa.ic, tiimier, bds. 42 North. 
Hooper Joseph, "roceiies, 42 North, h. same. 
Hooper Joseph, Jr., farmer, bds. 42 North 

Agents, No. lOt) Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 




Manafacturer of 


iaiiles, feunto, 


No. 38 Ifforth Burdick St., 

(Oppusricealc Block.) 

lAIiAMAl©©, « IWl. 

traclB, Ac, No, TOO Main Street, 2J (loor, KalamaKoo. Mich. 




Hooper Maranna,, saleswoman, bda. 42 North. 

Hoops Joseph, telegraph operator, bds. 184 Slain. 

Hopkins Ann, bds. 37 Cedar. 

Hopkins Curtis M., printer, bds. 19 Cedar. 

Hopkins George, peddler, bds. 169 Kalamaxoo Av. 

Hopkins James W., county clerk, lb'6 Main, bds. !* S. Kose. 

Hopkins Mathew, builder, h. 19 Cedar. 

Hopkins Robert, cooper, I*d8. 20 Jackson. 

Hopkins Sarah, h. 48 Water. 

Hopkins yusan A., seamstress, h. 52 Walnut. 

Horan John, stone cutter, bds. 87 Water. 

Horn Elisabeth, table waiter. City Hotel. 

Hora Frank, (liahlmeyer & H.,) li. 23 John. 

Horn George, restaurant, 25 N, Burdick, h. Churry, 

Horn Hannah, domestic. City Hotel. 

Horn Robert, propr. City Hotel. C4 N. Burdick. 

Horton Harrison F., bds 21 Elm 

Hotop Frederick, (Furst & H.,) h. ifS Water. 

Hotop George H., h. 40 Water. 

Hotop William, hostler, bds. 38 Water. 

Hough Nancy A., student, hds. 80 Academy, res. East Sayiiiaw. 

Houghiailing Peter Jt., intlhvright, h. .S7 Conisiock Road. 

Honnsom Betsey, h. Hill Koud to Galesburg. 

House Bella S., Ms. 197 Main. 

House William A,, ( Bootli & H.,) h 197 Main. 

Howard Charles, psunter, bds. 32 Portiige. 

Howard Fanny, dress maker, bds 4i) Lovel. 

Howard Henry J., carpenter, h. 38 North, 

Howard John J., carjientor. li. 1(!2 PorUigc. 

Howard Lowell, painter, h, ;"> Carmel. 

Howai'd Mary, dress & cloak maker, l:i.j jMain, bds, 4!) Lovcl. 

Howard Mrs. George, bds. 75 Academy. 

Howard liobert H.rhardware, 138 Main, bds. Burdick House, 

Howard Squire J., carpenter, h. 25 John. 

Howard William G., law student, with Balch, Smiley tfe Baich. 

Howe Newton W., moulder, h. 7 East Av. 

Howe Peter J., foreman Gazette ofiiee, h. 11 I'ine. 

Howe Sidney J., telegraph operator, bds. 7 East Av. 

HowJand George W., h. 23 Academy. 

Howland Jenmc. domestic, 21 S. West. 

Howland Itev. C. G., pastor Unitarian Church, h. Ifi Davis, 

Hoyt Cliarles T., printer, h. 9 Chcriy. 

Hoyt Henry K., village clerk, 26 S. itnrdick, h. 50 S. Rose. 

Hubbard Dolloway * Co., (Frank B., U. C. D, & E. Allen,) 

grocera, 29 N. Burdick. 
Hubliard Elizabeth M., bds. 88 South. 

O. N. .t T. F, (JIDDINGS, Ko. lOH Main Street, Kalamazoo. 



S. 0. Bennett & Sons, 

Ilanufacturers and Dealers in 




croB siioi^. 

Tin, Copper & Sheet Iron, 

6AS t if lAH f Ilf Hi, 


I>oiie OH i^liort I[Votice. 

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 JameB M,, music teaoher, h. 88 South. 

Hubbard Jei-emiah, barber, h. 86 Frank. 

Hubbard Martha, domestic, 94 S. Burdii^k, 

Hiibbard Silaa, h. 43 Lovel. 

Hubbard Susan, h. 24 Portage. 

Hubbell E. T., with Baasett, Bates & Co., bds, Kalama/oo 

Hubet Adrian, blacksmith, bds. 5 Wall. 
Hudson Jacob, mason, h. 2 Edwards. 
Huges Barnett James, painter, bds. 3-'i N. Kose. 
Hughes Mary, domestic, 33 Oak. 
Huig Mena, domestic, 5 Jasjier. 
Hull Betsey, bds. 45 South. 

Htill Charles A., teller Ist National Bank, bds. 4.^ South. 
Hull Daniel W., printer, bds. '29 Bur Oak. 
Hull Kdgar, olerk, bds. 45 South. 

Hull Latham, president First National Bank, h. 45 South. 
Hiimu Catharine B., bds. 22 Cedar. 
Humphrey ('harles, cook, 17 N. Burdick. 
Humphrey Klijah 0., former, h 9'2 Gull Road. 
Humphrey James S., harness maker, bds. 84 Water. 
Hunn Ki'liraini T., foreman Wjnslow's marble works, h. 11 

Hunt Allen D., wagon maker, bds. 14 Spring. 

Hunt L<it(ie, domestic, Ifurdiok House. 

Hunt Moses, shoemaker, h. 122 Hansom. 

Hunter William L., travelling agent Stowell, Cori^ett tk Co.. h. 

81 S. Hose. 
Huntington Walter S , bds. 39 Main. 
HUNTINGTON CHAS. E., (Joel .1. Perrin A Co.,) b. 14 

Huntington Walter, bda. 14 Cedar, 
Hurd Cliiii-les n., (H. & Fox.) h. 4.') Walnut, 
Hiird & Fox,, (Charles H, H. & Waniel T. F„) butchers, !i3 

Huston Charles A,, fireman, h 79 S. Kose. 
Huston Mary A , h. 79 S. Kose. 
Huston Minnie, saleswoman, bds. 79 S. Kose. 
Hutchjns Edward, student, bds. 91 South. 
Hutchins Samuel, student, bds. 91 South 
HUTCHINSON LEWIS J., Burdick House saloon, bds. .'iO 

Hvdorn Harriet L , bds. 117 Water. 
Hydorn Sarah, bds. Ill Water. 
Hygienic Cure, Drs. King & Warren, prop'vs, 220 Main. 

tr.ncfs, &(■.., No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


Illich Ada, milliner, h. 1 Lovel. 

lUioh Josie, milliDer, h. 1 LoveL 

Ingala Gain, domestic, 33 Portage. 

IngersoU Addie, school t«acher, bda. 83 S. Hose. 

Ingeraon Allison, student, bds, 47 Portage. 

Ingle Silas, laborer, bda. 141 Asylum Av. 

Jiigraham Henry, teamster, h. rear 103 Main. 

Iont'8 Thomas H., tailor, 14 S. Borrtick, h. 37 John. 

Inriglit Margaret, house keeper, 25 N. Park. 

Isbell & Dayton, (Henry I. & Chaa. S. D.,) boots and shoes. 

119 Main. 
Isbell Henry, ( I. & Dayton,) h. 33 Dayton. 
Israel M. & Co., (Mrs. M. I., S. Kosenbaum, & Joseph Speyer,) 

dry goods, 147 Main. 
Israel Mrs. Maimia, (M. I. & Co,,) h. 37 S. Biirdiek. 

Jackson Andrew, laborer, h. 134 Kalamazoo Av. 

Jackson Hosea Q., clerk, bds. (J5 Water, 

Jackson leaac, ( col'd,) blacksmith, h. 13 Waibridge. 

Jackson James, engineer, bds. 187 Kalamazoo Av. 

Jackaon &. Lizzie, student, 50 f^eminary, res Kichland. 

Jacobs Klias, fai'iner, h. 40 Comstouk lioad, 

Jacobs Elias K., laborei', h. iU) Main. 

Jacobs Kllu L., domestic, V22 H. Biirdick. 

Jacobson Hermann, clerk, bds. '20 Cherry. 

JACOlfSON SOLOMON E., dyer, scourer and repairer, 7! 

Main, h. same. 
Jager John, laborer, h. 174 K. Burdick. 
James Emily, governess, 11^0 Kalamazoo Av. 
James Franklin, machinist, bds. 117 Water. 
James Frank M., machinist, h. 117 Water. 
Janes Wiuiield S., p^nl^r, 69 Water, bds. 13 N. West. 
Jannasch Anna, school teacher, bds. 15 Main. 
Jannascli Charles F., gun smith, C5 Main, h. 15 Main. 
Jannascii Ferdinand, gun smitli, bds, 15 Main. 
Jarvis lioman, shoe maker, h. 1 Water. 
Jarvis lioman, Jr., shoe maker, bds. 1 Water, 
Jeffrey & Graham, (Thomas J. & Arch G.,) meat market, 3 

Jeffrey James, laborer, h. 110 Gull Road. 
Jeffrey Thomas (J. & Graham,) bds. 78 Cedar. 
Jennings John D., merchant tailor, 8 Portage, h. 66 S. Koso, 

O. N. tfc T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agenta 



Jentseh 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 Love!. 

Johnson Danforth, h. 7 Potter. 

Johnson Edward P., (Empire Organ Co.,) bds. 33 S. Bordick, 

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 N, Burdick. 

Johnson John W., veterinary surgeon, bds. 17 Church. 

Johnson Josephine, bds. 58 Academy. 

Johnson Lawrence J., cabinet maker, bds. 184 Main. 

Johnson Lewis, pwuter, h. 6 Eleanor. 

Johnson Peter, laborer, h. south end S. Rose. 

Johnson & Sheldon, (William H. J. & Luther S.,) druegists, 

144 Main. 
Johnson & Sherman, (John T. J, & Henry S.,) proprs. City 

Marble Works, i)6 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, 1)4 

Jones David, teamster, h. 127 Portage. 
Jones & Uibson, (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 Itoad. 
Jones John, tanner, h. 97 Portage. 
Jones John, (coi'd,) 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. 
Jon^s Rev. Thomas Z. R., h. 114 Academy. 
Jones William, shoemaker, h. 70 S. West. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Co'a. 



Wholesale & Retail Dealers in 


No. 131 Main St., opposite Burdick House, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

\V-M. B. CLAIiK. F. M. Tf-ARK. 

Portage Streel aroeery, 



|iii(s, |iquor|, |isar|, |l(, |orliir, 
runs. FAILS, 

Churns, Brooms, Fishing Tackle & Notions, 

No. llPoptageilreet, 


(). N. &: T. F, ftlDllIXGS, Keal Estate anil General Insninn<-e 



Jones William H, joiner, bds. 105 Water. 

Jones William J., drayman, h. 30 Elm. 

Jordan Monroe, (uorcl ) barber, bda. lU Water. 

Jordiin Nelson, clerk, Sheridan House. 

Joy Miltbrd N., rectifier, 20 Water, h. 43 Academy. 

Judge George, malster, 82 North, H. 80 North. 

Judson liobert F.. lawyer, 100 Main, li, 35 Asylum Av. 


Kalamazoo (Jottogo, 119 Academy. 

Kalamuzoo Cornet Band, rooms 117 Main. 

Kalamaaoo county j^l, 10 S. Rose, John H. Wollw, ^iJK'rill! 

Kalamazoo Daily Telegraph, Stone Brothers, projiVR, 21 .S. 

Kalamazoo Female College, 128 Lovel. 
Kalamazoo Female Seminary, 50 Seminary. 
Kalamazoo Gas Light Co., J. P. Woodbury, Frts. : O. H, 

I'erry, Supt. ; 9 Spring. 
Kalamazoo Gazette, (weekly,) Loniax & Clark, eiiiiois and 

prop'rs, 99 Main. 
Kalamazoo Honne. Glynn <fc I'lielteplace, propr's, S)4 and W> 

Kalamazoo Paper Co., Silas Hubbard. Pre.s.; "Wni. A. Wood. 

Treas.; Benj. F. Lyon, Sunt. 
Kalamazoo Skating Gink, 15 N. West. 
Kallahan Bridget, domestic, 213 Main. 
Kasten Hannou C., tailor, li. 58 North. 
Katsman Adrianna, h. 62 Pitcher. 
Kaufman Levi, miller, h. 113 Poi'taae. 
Kealey William, fonndi'yman. h. 4(i W'iilard. 
Keebn Adolph W., tailor, h. 65 Vine. 
Keen Joseph, wheat buyer, h. 8 Edwards. 
Keen Sarah, bds. 8 Edwards. 

Keenan Ales., prop'r Rail Roiid House, 100 N. Buidiuk. 
Keeney William, mason, bds. 44 Main 
Keep Darius N., carpenter, h. 6 Pitcher. 
Keith Edward B., paiijter, 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 & K.,) bds. 18 Cedar. 
Kellogg <& Hoitenbonse, (Israel K. it John H.,) lumber dea- 
lers, and saah and blind nianufs., 56 N. Burdick. 
Kellogg Israel, K. & Iloltenbouse,) h. 33 Portage. 

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



Uets, Sheets, Eotes, Blankets, 

AjiA all kinds ot 

Horse Clothing, 




TKUNKS Made to Order and liepalrefl. 

m&'b&m&.xaU', kick. 

0. N. & T- F, GIUDINGti Lave all of Pro[iorty ui llont 


Kellogg James C, cigars and tobacco, 24 N. Burdick, h. 20 

Kellogg J. Kly, (K, & Sawyer,) Ms. 199 Main. 
Kellogg Kirk, niouldei-, h. 100 N. Hose. 
Kelly Johanna, h. 107 Kansom. 
Kelly Lawrence, laborer, h. 18 Hnmplu-ey. 
Kelly Maria, domesticT 19 Stuart Av. 
Kelly William, laborer, bdR. 107 Ransom. 
Kelley Eliza, domestic, 220 Main. 
Kelley Kate, domestic, 215 Main. 

Kelsey M. Lillian, student, 50 Seminnry, res. Washington. 
Kendall Ann, bds. 215 Main. 
Kendall D. G., travelling agent, bds. City Hotel. 
Kendall Walter, clerk, bds. 35 Main. 
Kennioutt George W., h. 118 Kansom. 
Kent James A., ( Dewing & K.,) h. 17 Douglas Av. 
Kenward John, bds. 21 N. Park. 
Kenward Willi^im M., h. 21 N. Park. 
Kenyoti Joseph, cutter, bds. 9 S. IJose. 
Konyon Thomas B., h. 9 Edwards. 
Keoglie John, plasterer, lids. Union House, 
Keppcr Isaac, joinei', h.i34 Locnst. 
Kerivan James, painter, bds. 13 Cherry. 
Kerr Elixa, laundress at Asylum. 
Keraey Edward, barber, bds. 193 Kalamazoo Av. 
Kersey Ephraim, ( col'd,) poiter, Kalamazoo House. 
Kersey luaiah, mason, bda. 193 Kalamazoo Av. 
Kersey liebecea, domestic, 13 S. Kose. 
Kersteen Henry, tailor, h. 57 North. 
Kersteen Herman, tailor, h. 129 N. Bnrdick, 
Kervan James, painter, bds. 30 N. Park. 
Ketuhum George C, carpenter, h. 46 Oak. 
Ketchum Minme G., student, 50 Seminary, res. Marshall. 
Kewnessiis Thomas, h. 55 Davis, 

Kidder A Bruen, ( Geo. F. K. & Geo. T. B.,) dry jrooJ-i, 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. Kose. 
Kimball Cotton M., h. 60 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 & Wan-en, ( Robert K. & Jlenry M. W.,) prop'rs 

Hygienic Cure, 220 Main, office 150 Main. 

Are Agts. for the jEtna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins, Co's. 


C i. t'AECAMBAl, 

pharmaceutist &. ^hemist, 

132 Main Street, MM tiouse filocl(, 


Dealer in Pure Foreign and Domestic 

Drugi lai OioBtelei 

A Large Stock of Fancy and Toilet Articles, 

Lubin's Extracts, Farina Cologne, Perfumery 







f reneb & Imeriean iorsets. 
Zephyr Worsted &, Fancy Goods, 

Hfl. I§ ionfb Iwfdicfe Birmi, 


O. N, A T. F, GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 



Kingman A. C, student, Kalamazoo College, res. C'assopolis. 

Kingsbury William W,, sash maker, h. 100 Water. 

Kinluy James, Ii. 21 liansom. 

Kinney Laura M,, domestic, 13 Pitoher. 

Kipp Norman, laborer, 31 Soutli. 

Kipp Iteubin, cooper, li. 5 Oak. 

Kii-by Pamelifi, student, 50 Semii)ary, i-en. Cliarlesioti. 

Kirby William, liirmer, bds. 45 Lovel. 

Kitson liiohard, lAilor, li. (i Jaspui'. 

Kittredge Chandler A., clerk, bds, 45 Lovel. 

Kitlredge Hattie, student, 50 Seminary, res. Mason. 

Klaassen Johaimas, mason, h. 33 Davis. 

Klaekeet Benjamin, laborer, bds. 87 Portage. 

Klausen Mioliael, mason, h. 154 Vine. 

Kktoster Hilbrand, haker, bds. 87 Portage. 

Knapp Lina, stiident, h. Michigan Av. 

Knapp L., carpenter, h. 127 S, Burdick. 

Knap)) William, slater, bds. 187 Kalaniaxoo Av. 

Knappen Uev. A. A., h. 15 Cedar. 

Knaupp B'rederick, machinist, h. 91 Frank. 

Knaiipp Frederick, Jr., machinist, bds. 91 Frank. 

Knerr Amos, (A. & S. K.,) h. 217 Main, 

Knerr A. & S., (Amos & Stephen,) sash, door, and blind 

nianufs., 5 Coo ley. 
Knerr Samuel G., tailor, bds. 113 Water. 
Knerr Stephen, ( A. & S. K.,) h. 110 Water. 
Knight Amanda, (col'd,) domestic, '210 Main. 
Knight George li., laborer, bds. 49 Water. 

Knight John J., cash. M. C. ii. Ii, freight office, bdw. 184 Main. 
Knoraii Ans^eline, domestic, 75 8. Burdick. 
Knowlton Henry, cooper, h. 10 Jackson. 
Koehle Christian, tailor, li. 72 Chnrch. 
Koehler William, brewer, bds, 09 Kalamazoo Av. 
Kohle Herrai'dt, h. near south end of John. 
Kools John, planer, h, 158 Vine. 
Korstarge Adrian, mason, h. 15 Wall. 
Kortenhoff E., shoe maker, h. 59 Cooley, 
Kraft Mary, domestic, 12 Walnut. 
Kraft John, shoe maker, h, 3 Edgar. 
Kramenhurg A., attendant at Asylnni. 
Krank George, saloon, 17 Porter, h. same. 
Krank George, laborer, h. 245 S. Burdick. 
Krause Augusta, domestic, 84 Main. 
Krauee Francis A., clerk, bds, 33 Lovel, 
Kraiise Julius, domestic, 36 Dutton. 
Krause Mary L , h. 33 Lovel. 

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



Krause Pauline, domestic, 36 Dutton. 

Krauee Wallace H., ensfravev, bds. 33 Lovei. 

KKICHBAUM JOHN, blacksmith, 30 water, h. 27 Main. 

Kriefcard Oonielius, student, bdd. 17 Sonth. 

Kriekai'd Lizzie, washerwoman, bds. 119 S. Burdick. 

Kriekard Peter, school teacher, h. 119 S, Burdick. 

Kriekard Itev. Adrian, pastor Holland church, h. 17 Soutli. 

KrisB Philip, mason, h. S2 Kalamazoo Av. 

Kroegenway Cornelius, laborer, h. 32 Wall. 

Kroin Andrew, lumberman, h. 3i Portage. 

Kroin George, bds. 34 Portage. 

Kromdik Peter, laborer, h. 1 Johnson. 

Kronenbitter Joseph, stone cotter, 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. 

Kvymer Wellington, grocer, bds. 35 Button. 

Krymer Wesley, druggist, 6 Portage, bde. 35 Dutton. 

Krymei- William W., grocer, 18 S. Burdick, h. 35 Dutton. 

Laauw Abraham, laborer, bds. 139 S. Burdick. 

Labar Luther G.. miller, b. 128 N. Burdick. 

Labar William H., ( Grandjean & L.,) bds. 5 Main. 

Labigan^ Benjamin, foreman Kellogg & Holtenhonse's lumber 

yard, h. 140 Kalamazoo Av. 
Laohene Etta, student, bds. 6 Stuart Av. 
Lachene Frances, student, bds. 6 Stuart Av. 
Ladies' Libi-ary 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 }^., student, 50 Seminary, res. Portage. 
I^akey Albert E., carpenter, bds. 13 N. West. 
Lamb Itockcinda, bds. 16 N. Part. 

Lamb William E., carriage trimmer, 192 Main, h. 16 N. Park. 
Lamper Marenus, laborer, bda. 33 Wall, 
Lanckton Albert J., h. 6 Davis. 
Landon Edward L, wheat buyer, h. 84 S. Burdick. 
Laudon Frederick, ( W. H. L. & Brother,) h. 72 North. 

O, N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 



LaiidonW, H. & Bro,, (Wm. H. A Frederick,) agricultural 
implements, corner Portage and Winsted. 

Laudon William H., ( W, H. Latidon & Bro.,) h. 146 Portage. 

Landon Elisha, veterinary surgeon, h. 84 S. Burdick. 

Lane Abigail, h. 6 Potter. 

Jjane EzelTiel, mason, h. 144 Portage. 

Lane Helen M., bds. 25 Coolej. 

Jjangley Albert E., cabinet maker, h. 19 Hensliaw. 

Langley Margatet, student, 50 Seminary, res. Centrevllle. 

Lapham Joseph B., (Lapliam & Waterbury,) h. 18 Cedar. 

T^pham Susan, weaver, h. 68 Walnut. 

Lapham & Waterbury, (Joseph B. t & Aaron M. W.,) 
leather, hides, and shoe findings, 81 Main. 

Ijarimer 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 Jjovel. 

Ijaubenstein Lena, dresa 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. 

Lawlor 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 
macliine 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. I'ark. 

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. 

Leatberman Eli, mason, bds. 42 Main. 

Leavitl & L'heureux, ( William F. L. & Samuel H. L.,) jewel- 
ers, 128 Main. 

Leavitt William F., ( L. tfc L"heureux,) bds. 9 S. Rose. 

Lebel Rev, I. A., pastor St. Augustine ( Catholic ) church, h. 
25 N. Park. 

Lee Mrs. Johanah, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Lee Mrs. U. E., bds. 18 South. 

L eh mo n* Caspar, dyer, h. 82 Kalamazoo Av. 

Leitcher Mary, domestic, 8 S. West. 

Lemke John, laborer, bds. 102 Kalamazoo Av. 

Rent, are Agte. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ina. Co'b 





And Dealer in all kinds of 


Iffo. 28 Porter Street, 

0141Iili ■41111, 

Manufacturer^ of 

Firs, Eiles, littcis, 

Gloves S, Whiplashes. 

I^° Ladies Furs in;ide to order. Repaired and Re- 
Trinimeil in llie best style. 


Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild L:indH for Sale by 



Lemon Cynthia, attendant at Asylum. 

Lempen Louis, drayman, h. 82 Kalamazoo Av. 

Leonard Edward, brick maker, h. 37 Humpiirey. 

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 Gteorge S., b. 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., diess maker, bde. 234 Main, 

Lewis Frederick, wheat buyer, h. 33 Cedar. 

Liiwis George W., carpenter, h. C5 Cedar. 

Lewis Harriet, domestic, 1 Water. 

Lewis Henrietta, { ool'd,) domestic, 25 South. 

Lewis Hiram L., former, h. 200 Main. 

Lewis James, bds. 32 Portage. 

I^ewis Jeremiah, carpenter, Ti. 234 Main. 

Lewis Nellie, student, bds. 200 Main. 

Leys Johanna, h, 62 Pitcher. 

L'heureux Samuel H., ( Leavitt A L.,) bds. 9 S. Kose. 

Lieft'ers John, laborer, bds. 87 Portage, 

Lilienteld D & Pro., (David & William,) cigars anil tobacco, 

112 Main. 
Lilienfeld David, ( D. L. & Bro.,) h. 43 South. 
Liiienfeld Hannah, domestic. 37 S. Burdick. 
Lilienfeld Theodore, clerk, bds 43 South. 
Lilienfeld William, { D. L. & Bro,,) bds. 43 South. 
Limprecht & FoegeJe, ( Fredei-ick L. & George F.,) saloon and 

mlliards, 12 S. Burdick. 
Limprecht I^'rederick, ( L. & F'oegele,) h. 134 S. Burdick. 
Lincoln Sliubael A., h. 8 Church. 
Linhean Michael, laborer, h 22 Reed. 
Lino Joseph, barber, Bmdick Houee, h. 21 Pine. 
Little Frank, h. 63 South. 
Little Henry, h. 40 S. West. 
Little Lizzie M., domestic, C6 S. Burdick. 
Little Maria, domestic, Burdick House. 
Little Mary, pastry cook, Burdick House. 
Littlei- Elizabeth, attendant at Asylum. 
Littler Ralph, store keeper at Asylum. 
Livingston Moses, clerk, bds. 21 Academy. 
Lloyd John H., hostler, Kalamazoo House. 

O. N. & T. V. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 




Fancy White & Amber 


€Io¥er & Timothj Seeds, 

Ace., Aco., 

Agents for Ohio White Stone Lime. 

Warehouses 99 &, 105 North Burdick St., 


E4Ii414it% . MiaifiAl. 


0. N. & T. r. BIDDINGS draw Wilk. Deed., Mortgngea, Con- 

y Google 


Locher Baniey, piop'r Kalamazoo brewery, 3 Walnut, li. 7 

Lochiier Isaac, laborer, h. 57 Vine. 

Locklin John, laborer, bds. 99 Ransom. 

Lockwood Alfred C!., clerk, bds. 45 Lovel. 

Lockwood Bradford, h. '21 Duttoo. 

Lockwood Volney H., student, KalamaKoo 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. li. K., bds. Bail Road Bouse. 

T.oinax & Clark, (Joseph L. <fe Elijah J. C.,) editors and prop'rs 
Kalamazoo Gazette, 99 Main. 

Lomax Joseph, ( L. ife 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. 

Longjobn 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, weighmaster, h. 69 S. Rose. 

Lounsbery John W., harness maker, bds. 59 Walnut. 

Loveland George T,, dork, bds, 195 Main. 

Loveland Richard H., livery and sale stable, rear Kalamazoo 

House, h. 60 Main. 
Loy Coi-nelius, 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. 
Lambard DeLos, stage agent, h. 23 Edwards. 
Lumbard George, produce broker, bds. 13 Church. 

tracts, &G., Ko. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich, 



PAlgflS & W©il, 

Wholesale & Retail Dealers in 



Ho. Ill MAD nmm, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

ITatural Healer and Magnetic 
Madam Florence MOLIEUE, 

The yVLEDicAL, & Business 


Have permanently located at the Magnetic Infirmary in 
Bfasoiiio Building, 

No. 107 Main St., Kalamazoo, Mich. 

O. N, & T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and Genera! Insurance 


Lutge Henry, laborer, h. 62 North. 

Lybouit Alice M., dress maker, bds. 80 Kalamaaoo Av. 

Ljboult Jacob, teamster, h. 80 Kalamazoo Av. 

Lyboult James, teamster, h, 80 Kulamazoo Av. 

Lydes Jacob, laborer, bds. 04 John. 

Lyman George H., book keeper, h. S'2 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,, efface 73 Main. 

h. 85 S. Burdick. 
Lyon Brothers, (Frank M. & George S.,) wholesale paper 

dealers, 73 Main. 
Lyon Frank M., (Lyon Brothers,) bds. 86 S. 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, li. 57 

S. West. 
Lyons James, tailor, h. 54 Pitcher. 
Lyons Maggie, tailoress, h. 64 Pitcher. 


Macdonald Theodore II., machinist, h. 102 Water. 

Mace Charles, bds, '279 Main. 

Mact'arland Amasa, restaurant, 93 Main. 

MacGill Alexander D., ticket ag't M. C. R. K., bds. 184 M.ain. 

Mack Fannie £., music teacher, bds. 102 Lovel. 

Mack Nancy, h. 102 Lovel. 

Macklinda Bridget, washerwoman, ti. 04 Willnrd. 

Macomber William li., joiner, h. 30 Oak. 

Macoy Nancy, bds. 4 Edwards. 

Macoy Richard J,, h. 4 Edwards. 

Mada Cornelins, butcher, h. 91 John, 

Maddigan James, attendant at Asylum. 

Madison Mary E., dress maker, bds. 07 H. Burdick. 

Maginnis Clara E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Fentori. 

Maguire Margaret A., h. 7 Pitcher. 

Mahar James, laborer, h lOfl (iuli Road. 

Mahoney Cornelius, laborer, h. 3ri North. 

Malioney James P., hiboier, bds. 55 Ransom. 

Mahoney John, laborer, h. 66 Edwards. 

Mahoney Mary, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Maiioney Mary H., h. 55 Ransom, 

Mahoney Richard, laborer, hds. 50 Edwards. 

Agents, No. 100 M.'iin Street, 2d floor, KalamaKoo, Michigai 



Malin Catherine, h. 2 Grand Rapids Road. 

MaliD Maiia, hoop ekirt maker, bds. 2 Grand Rapids Koad. 

Mailer Mary, h. 70 Church. 

Maloy John, {M. & O'Neill,) h. 9 S. Burdick. 

Matov & O'Neill, ( John M & Thomas O'N.,) butchers, 9 S. 

Mallon Margaret C, furrier, hds. 36 Cedar. 
Manion James, butcher, bda. 9 S. Burdick. 
Manion Mary, h. 17 Bur Oak. 
Mann 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. A SteelmanO 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. 
Marab Edgar T., carriage trimmer, bds. 3.j 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 Charies, furrier, whip and glove manuf., 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 anil dress maker, h. 88 S. Rose. 
Martin Wayne, bds. 80 Ijovel. 
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 Agenta 



Haury Charles V,, barber, h. 39 Wheaton Av. 

Maxwell Thomas, mason, h. 68 Button. 

May & Buck, (Charles S. M. & Geo. M. B.,) lawyers, 140 

May Hon. Charles S., ( M. & Buck,) h. 28 S. West. 
May Hon. Uwight, Attorney General, 150 Main, h. 52 South and 

14 S. West. 
May Rockwell, h. 51 Walnut. 
Mayo Egbert, mason, h. 6 Comstock Road. 
McAUaster Alna S,, book keeper, Ist Nat'l bank, h. 64 Lovel. 
McAUaster Hathaway, h 52 Frank. 
McAmey Elizabeth, bds. with Smith L. Wood. 
McArthur Archibald, carpenter, h 249 Main. 
MoArthiir Charles E,, clerk, bds. 249 Miun. 
McAvoy Luke, mason, h. 43 Church. 
McBride John, moulder, h. 14 Cooley. 

McBride John R., harness maker, bds. 175 Kalamazoo Av, 
McBerty John, h. 134 Kalamazoo Av. 
McCaffiey 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, BII-L poster, KsI. Telegraph office, 

bds. 69 Willard. 
McClareu Samuel, wood worker, h, 110 Ransom. 
MoClellen Maggie, dress maker, h. 20 Dutton. 
McClemon John, tanner, h. 23 Ransom. 
McConnell Charlotte, boarding house, 72 Edwards, 
McCormiuk James, builder, h. 55 Cedar. 
McCourtie William H., (Merrill & McC.,) h. 41 Cherry. 
McCrackeu 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, 
McCne 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 Angas, engineer, h. 18 Ransom. 
McEIhenry 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. 




if !!■ IllVlf i», 
Flouring Mills. 

Ctii3t©M Wefk d@iii© at all times 


Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

W, H. LANDON & BEf., 

l>onI<>i ~ III 

1 1 

'':mM f 

1 i 


And all kinds of Agricultural Implements, 

Farms, City Lota, DwellJDgs and Wild LaDds for >S3le by 



McEvoy James 11., telegraph operator, M, C. R. K. 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. 
McEadden Aon, laundress at Asylum. 
McFadden Sarniiel, laborer, h. 59 Edwards, 
McFarlajid Nellie, domestic, 95 Michigan Av. 
McGan John, laborer, h. 46 Pitcher. 
McGinese Mr, launderer, at Asylum. 
McGinn Carrie, domestic, 65 S. Burdick. 

McGoff Peter, ornamental plasterer, 167 Kalamazoo Av. h, same. 
McGrail James, laboi-er, 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. 
MeGuire 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. 
McHugh 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. 64 Willard. 
McKay Lucy A., (col'd) seamstress, bds. 54 Willard. 
McKee John, { Carder, Gilbert & Co.,) h. 212 Kalamazoo A». 
McKee Hugh, clerk, bds. with William F. Miller. 
McKeel Eliza, domestic, 6B 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., buloresB, 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, H Stuart Av. 
McNaughton M. IJelle, student, 50 Seminary, res. Jackson. 
McPherson John, porter, Burdick House. 
McQuin Nellie, domestic. Cottage Hall Hotel. 
McQueeney Mary, h. 136 N. Burdick. 
MeRay Charles E., bag holder manuf. bds. 82 8. 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. 



oribe Unlled Stales of AmvrlOB, Wiuililii)[(«n. ».<!. 

Chartered by Special Act of GongTeaa, approved July Ii5, 1868, 

Cash Capital, - #1,000.000, 


Branch Office, First National Batik Building, Philadelphia, 
Where the general business of the Companj is transacted, and to which 
all gcueral corresponiience should be addresneii . 


UENRY ■>. COOKE. Vli-e F 

KnERSOjr W. PKF.r. secretary nnd Actnary. 

Baiani aev and Hllrocti'e Utles xre now preSHnUd. which nerd onl; lo be niulisrstoeil to 

f-ois ncveptable to the puh[lc, Bui:h ne thn IMOUME-PBODUCINa FOLICF Mid BIITURN' 
REUIUH POLICIT, iDthelanner.the polk.}"hulder not onlf securiw ct lil^ insunuice, 

t^ttUtotenptr cent. [AH jur catt.) nf ihtparofhUp"Hop- In the liiltur, the Compnoj agrew 
toret/amtothAotsHre'lGutota.lamitint'ifiiiorKybehaApaidin^ inadditiffn to theajivaail nf 

iDBunnce Ibfly Alrundy have, Js coJ^ed 10 the epeciiU AdTaDtiiff« ofTervrl bj the tdatJonal Life 

o™,..,, .t « ^ ^ ^^^^ ^ ^^ ^ Detroit, MM., 

OEO. W. SNOVEE, Kalamazoo, Mich., 

Special Agent for Kalamazoo, Allegan, Van Buren. Berrien and 
Eaton Counties. 
W. B. JACOBS, Goabeu, Ind., Special Agent for Norlhern Indiana, 

0. JS- A T- F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 


Mclteynolds Siimwel, R. R. contractor, li. 1'2 Pitcher. 

MeSweeny Etla, domestic, ii'2 S. West, 

McSweeny John, gardener, h. 70 S. Purk. 

MeSweeny Ten-aiice, blacksmith, 30 N. Uoko, b. 109 Jiahtn:.- 
zoo Av. 

McVey Frank, mason, h. 4^ Locust. 

Mead Abel B., express messenger, bds. 28 N. Vtu-k. 

Mead Asa, h. 28 N. Park. 

Meadimber Matilda, domestic, 21 John. 

Mear Fannie, domestic, 12 Lake. 

Mear Fredrika, domestic, 22 S. West. 

Meai-a Julia, domestic, 41 Asjlnm A\'. 

Meerdink George, mason, h, 24 Pearl. 

Mellor 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 Marcns, clerk, bds. 44 Rose. 

Merrill Almirn, domestic 190 Main. 

Merrill David B., (M. & MeCourtie,) h. 21 S. West, 

Merrill Frank, clerk, IkJs. 43 Portage. 

Merrill Howard S., farmer, bds. 21 Forest. 

Merrill & MeCourtie, (David B. M. & Wm. H, McC.) merchant 
millers, 19 S. Burdick. 

Merrill. MeCourtie & Brown, (David B. M., Wm. II. 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. S Winsted. 
Messenger Genevieve, student, 50 Seminary, re.s. Niles. 
Messmer George, ( M. & Soiler,} h. 170 Kalamazoo Av. 
Messmer *lfc Seller, (George M. & Adolph S.,) saloon, 114 Main. 
Metcalf Abram T., dentist, lOH Main, h. 02 Cedar. 
Metier Charles K, foreman Kalamazoo Telegraph .Job Ottlcf, 

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,, 70 Asylum Av. 
Michigan Central Passenger Depot. 81 WiJJard. 
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 Michif>;an Av. 
Mildred Ann, bds. 114 Kalamazoo Av. 

lleiit, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins- Co"s 



W. ■i'lSl, 3v., 

wholesale & Retail Dealer in 

Millinery and Fancy Goods, 

No. l:il MAIN STRKKT, (iipiinslle Bnrdick llmise,) 

I. 1.. SEBRIN'a a if., 

^rain and produce Jealers, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

W. 1. IAMB, 

Qeciiiier Main & Park Streets, 


.at.ll ■W^orlx. x>i"o»*»I>tly e^ttoixdocl to. 

EfllSf f . Hllili, 
Attorney at Law, Solicitor in Chancery, 

No. 14 South ^Burjdick Street, 
0. N. & T. F. GIDDIN8S draw Wills. Deeds, Mortgage., Con. 



Miles JumoB W., macliinist, bds, Sheridan House. 

Mjlham Almiia A., student, 60 Seminary, 

Miller Alexander, laborer, bds. 05 Frank. 

Wilier Anna B., bds. 199 Main. 

Miller Arthur S., student, Kalamazoo College, res. ISowne. 

Miller Charles E, clerk, h. 35 S. Park. 

Miller Charles, mason, bds. 37 Mjun. 

Miller Christie, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Miller Cornelius, (Waterbury & M.,) h. 1(<2 Main. 

Miller Cornelius, soap maker, li. 9 Johnson. 

Miller Dunoan D., carriage maker, bds. S4 l\'ale!-. 

Miller X)., seamstress, h. '23b Main. 

Miller Elwin J., bds, 85 S. Park. 

Miller Frederick H., miller, h 15 Jackson. 

Miller Henry G., (col'd ) blacksmith, bds. liiT Portage. 

Miller Jessie, mason, bds. 25 Lake. 

Miller John P., marble cutter, h. 7 Jauo, 

Miller John, laborer, bds. 80 N. Paik. 

Miller John W., clerk, Sheridan House, 

Miller Katie, chamber maid, Kational Hotel. 

Miller Michael, boots & shoes, 21 N. Burdick, h. 10 Wiusted, 

MILI^ER MILES B , Sewing Machines & Musical In.'itrumenta, 

131 Main, bds. ;J5 S. Park. 
Miller Mrs. Joseph, bds. 199 Main, 
Miller Teckia, domestic, Kalamazoo Houst.', 
Miller William F., farmer. Hill Koad to Gaiesburg. 
Millpeck Joseph, carriage maker, h, 51 North, 
Mills Henry D., clerk, bds. 35 N. Pofic. 
Mills Horace F., carpenter, bds. 71 Cedar. 
Mills James H, clerk, bds. 1S4 Main, 
Mills John E., former, 1i. Olmsted Koiid. 
Mills Lizzie S., bds. 711 South, res. liichiand. 
Mills Tliaddeua, lal>orer, Ii. rear IS Walbridge. 
Millsjjaugh Sidney S., cai'penter, bds. 32 Portage, 
Milner Jonathan, sash maKer, h. 2S S. Park. 
Milner Thomas, bds. 28 S. Park. 
Miiicar Etta, dress maker, bds. 79 Vine. 
Mintem Adam, carpenter, h. 40 Button, 
Miren Daniel, laborer, h. 12 Allcott. 
Miren Michael, laborer, bds. 12 Allcott. 
Miren Thomas, laborer, bds. 12 Allcott. 
Miah 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, &c,, No, 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich, 


27C KA).A«*/.oo i>[«EcrouY. 

Moerdyk James, carpenter, h. 129 S. Burilick. 

Mofiatt Isaac, bds. 11 South. 

JIol Marinus, laborer, h. 41 Wall. 

Molhoek Leonard, teamster, h. 89 S. Park. 

MOLIEUE FLUIiENCE, clairvoyant, 105 Msun. 

MOLTERE JAMES W , physician, 105 Main, h. same. 

Moncktou Ellen, domeelic, 190 Main. 

Monckton Mary domestic, 7 Henrietta, 

Montague Calviu S., (C. S. M. & Co.,) bds. I'l Thompson. 

Montague CM. & Co., (Calvin S. M. & C. Eklred, Jr.,) photo- 
graphers and photographic goods, lOSt Main. 

Montague Henry, steward at Mich. Asylum h. 44 Asylum Av. 

Monroe George, (L. tifc G. M ,) 55 N. Rose. 

Monroe J. R., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Leroy. 

Monroe L. & G., (Lyman & George,) propi'S. National Hotel, 
55 N. Rose. 

Monroe Lyman, {L. & G. M,) 55 N. Rose. 

Monroe Sanford, bds. 45 Walnut. 

5[ontam Mary, domestic, 2f! Academy. 

Mook Eliza, h. 95 S. Jliirdick. 

Mooran John, hostler, bds. Sheridan House. 

>!oore Abhie, student, 50 Seminary, ves. Chicago. 

Moore Addison C, peddler, h. 142 Academy. 

Moore Alice domestic, 67 Lovel. 

Moore Aim, (col'd) h. 58 Willard. 

Moore George W., (col'd) barber, h. 52 Witlai-d. 

Moore Hiram W., clerk EJrat National Rank, bds. 184 Mrtin. 

Moore James, carpenter, bds. 33 Church. 

Sloore John, hosller, bds. 148 Portage. 

Moore Joseph, groceries & liquors, 11 PoiUgc, h. same. 

Moore Katie, attendant at Asylum. 

.\[oore Kebeeca, domestic, 93 S. Burdick. 

Moi^n Catherine, h. ()5 Frank. 

Morgan Charles A., student, Kalamazoo College, res, Niles. 

Morgan Harriett, bds. 05 Frank, 

AEorgan Rev. Henry H., h. 8 Locust. 

Morley Mrs. William, Dress and Cloak Maker, 17 Chcny. 

Morley William, Book and Job printer, h. 17 Cherry 

Moriis Elizabeth, domestic, 42 Main. 

Morrisey Kyren, laborer, bds, 90 Ransom. 

Morrisey Timothy, mason, h. 90 Ransom. 

Morse Adolphns, shoemaker, h. 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. & T. F. QIDDINGS have all kinds of Property (o Rent 


Morse Willard, Jr., millinery and fancy goods, 131 Main, h. '20 

Moses Harvey J., clerk, Ijds. 32 Portage. 
Mosher Abrani, It. li. Contractor, h. 39 Portage. 
Mosher George, iiiaeon, h. 48 North. 
Mottram WilTiam. pliyeioian, fiO S. Burdiek, h. same. 
Muehleck Anthony J., boarding house, 34 Main. 
Muhleba«h Joseph F., carriage maker, h. 59 North. 
Mukish James C, student, Kal. College, bds. 8 Michigan Av 
Mulholland James li., cooper, h. 16 iTeed. 
MulhollaiKl Mary, domestic, 72 S. Park. 
Mulholland 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. 
Munger lihoda, h. 6 Michigan Av. 

Munger Samuel M., (M., Champlin & Co.,) h. 22 Cedar. 
Munger Wiiliani L., student, h. Michigan Av. 
)[unn Mary, seamstress, bds. 09 S. West. 
ilunn Mattie, domestic, 184 Main. 
iMunsell Austin C, rooter, h. l(i East Av. 
Murdock John D., carpenter, li. 67 Lovel. 
Mumane Maggie, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 
Murphy Edward, painter, bda. 187 Kalamazoo Av. 
Murjihy Dennis, engineer, bds. 35 Main. 
Murphy John, mason, bds. 68 Uunsom. 
Murphy Levi, farmer, h. 17 Davis. 
]Vfuri>hy Margaret, h. -21 Cooley. 
Murphy Peter, laborer, h li2 Willard. 
Murphy William, carpenter, bds. 98 Lovel. 
Murray Frank B., (Halsey & W.,) bds. 33 H. Burdiek. 
Murray Jamea, laborer, bds. 95 N. Kose. 
Murray John, laborer, bds. 95 N. Hose. 
Slurray Patrick, laborer, bds. 95 N. Rose. 
Murray Thomas, laborer, h. 95 N. Rose. 
Musselwhite Amelia, domestic. '235 Main. 
Myer Jacob, laborer, bds. 100 I*ortage. 
Myer John, laborer, hds. 100 Portage. 
Myer Meno, laborer, h. JflO Portage. 

Xash Cleon D., Typogi-apical Artist, hds. 11 Pine. 
Nash Guy T., clerk, bd^. 33 S, Burdiok. 
Nash Henry C, cooper, bds. 100 Porti^e. 
Nash Lyselte, h. 106 Portage, 

Are Agts. for the ^tna. Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 


■IS. ■. I.. PA¥1I, 

And Manufacturer of 

Iiiir letticlrg, Ms, Iraids, |miit!i, Sirifclies, 

All Kinds of Wigs Manufactured to Order. 

2^" The finest assortment of Perfumery and Toilet Articles 
always on hand. 

Ladles Hair DrcssiiiiC ami Shainitttoiii;;, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan, 



OTslers, Clams, Sardines, Lobsters, &c. 
Warm Heals at aH Itourg, 

HOUSE'S BIiOCK, basement, 

Corner Main and Burdick Streets. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings aiifi Wild Lands for tfale l)y 



Nash Mary, domestic, '24 Acadoiny. 

Nasoii John, warehouse man, h, 9 Main. 

Nasoii Mrs. John, h. lOfi N. Rose. 

Nathuiison Adolph, clerk, lids. 45 Main. 

National Holel, L. «& G. Monroe, proprs., r>r> N. Kowu. 

National Park, 151 Portage. 

Naylor Edwin, tinner, bda. 184 Main. 

Noiihr Daniel, clerk, h. 12 Mi(;bii;an Av. 

Neahi- Jacob 11., saloon and billiards, and deputy ['. IS. Mai 

S7 Main, h. 45 Academy. 
Neahr John J., saloon, 4 Portage, h. 46 Academy. 
Neasmith James M., county treasurer, 16T Main, h. ^l Vine 
Noissing Dirk, laborer, l«h. 24 Peaid. 
Nelson Henderson, (col'd) domestic, 70 S. liurdick. 
Nelson Henry J., millwiight, h. 73 Academy. 
Nelson Kichavd, farmer, h. 99 Porti^e. 
Nelson William, miller, bds. 99 Portage. 
Nesbitt Maggie J., tuilorefis, bds. 73 N. Hose. 
Neshitt Maria, h. 7B N. Hose 
Nesbitt William C., carpenter, h. 25 Pine. 
Nevill Katie, domestic, uurdick House. 
Newcastle Cornelius, appreiUioe, bds. 3 Dutton. 
Newcastle Garret, haniess maker, bds. 3 Dulton. 
Newcastle Helen, tailoress, bds. 3 Dutton. 
Newell Elisabeth, h. if! S. West. 
Newell John A., fermer, bds. S7 S. West. 
Newell Joseph, T., tinnier, bds., 87 K. West. 
Newell Mageie, milliner, l»ls. 87 S. West. 
Newland Jofm, laborer, h. 41 Davis. 
Nowland William, gardener, h. 39 Davis. 
Newman John, shoem.aker, li. 13 First. 
Newman Minnie A., student, bds. 8(i Academy, res. Win 

XewLoii Christopher, moulder, h. 5ii Eleanor. 
Nichols Chester W., woodworker, h. 31 Church. 
Nicholson Ambrose, monlder, h. 7 East Cedar. 
Nicholson, Jonathan, laborer, lids. 26 Main. 
Nicholson Milton, (col'd) laborer, h. 94 Kalamazoo Av. 
Nickles, Gootge W., (col'd) barber, 8 N. Burdick, h. 12 Hans 
Nickols Evalinc A„ bds. 13 ('onietock Road. 
Nickols Julia A , dress maker, h 79 Vine. 
Nitschke Ernest, shoe maker, h. 31 N. Park. 
Nitschke James W., apprentice, bds. 31 N. Pari;. 
Nitschke John F., printer, bds 31 N. Park. 
Nixon Justus E. A., boarding honse, 49 Water. 
Noble Edward T., cuUer, h. (i Oak. 

(). N. & T. K, GTDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalama 



Bill a s&iiitfi, 



Choice Brands Cigars, Pine Cut &. Plug To- 
bacco. Meerschaum &, Briar Pipes. 

Sign of the Indian, 

1©.. 1© SsHlli Imilcfc etrefil, 


O, n! & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 



Nobles Aotoiuette, h. 125 S. Burdick. 

Nobles Henry C., entpoeer, h. 122 lianeoni. 

Nockela John, taiior, bds. City Hotel. 

Noggle Ludwel!, night watch at Union Depot, h- 36 Porter. 

Nolau Peter, uilor, h. 51 Davis 

Nolan Thomas, laborer, h. .^6 RanBom. 

Norman John, harness malcer, h. 3 Wall. 

Norman Leonard, trunk maker, bds. 3. Wall. 

Norman Louis, laborer, h. 3 Wall. 

North rup Anna, bda 87 S, Burdiok. 

North Ward Sohool, 114 WilJard. 

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 !$. Burdick. 


Oaks David C, tinner, h. 61 Kalamai'.oo At. 

O'Brien Agnes, domestic, 44 S. Rose. 
O'Brien Catherine, dotncatio 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 P., bds. 44 Academy. 
O'Brien Josepli, shoeraakej-, 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, bde. Cottage Hall Hotel. 
O'Brien William S., clerk, bds. 12 Spring 
Officer Wm. E., {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 Rapide R. R. Co's, bda. 35 Main. 
Ogden Loiaa, 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. 
Otmsted Charles A., bds. with Luke Olmsted. 

r the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Co'b. 


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, bcls. Rail Road Exehiinge. 

O'Neil John, clerk, h. 130 N. Burdick. 

O'Neil Patrick, laboi-er, bds. 176 Asylum Av. 

O'Neill Thomas, (Maloy & O'N ,) h. 30 Walnut. 

Oosting Jennie, domestit% SO Main. 

Orband Elizabeth, h. 45 Cedar. 

OrcHtt Emilj A., h. 40 Portage 

Orem George W., miller, h. K Harrison 

Ormabee Christopher, baker, h. 9 Level. 

Ore Oley, (ool'd) laborer, bds. 9 Potter. 

Osborn Ella M., student, bds. 2 Michigan Av. 

Osborn Grover P., student, Kalamaxoo College, l.Js. '1 

gan Av. 
Osbom Lillian, student, lids. 2 Michigan Av. 
Osborn Mititha L., teacher Female College, bds, 1 1 Ciir 
Osborn Martin V,, niachineist, bds. 184 Main. 
Ostwrn B. F. S., hatter, 46 Main, h. same, 
t>sborno John B,, teamster, h. 96 Kaliimanoo Av. 
tJsburn Robert, melodeon makei-, bds. 13 N. West. 
Ossewaarde Catherine, tailoress, bds. 8fi Walnut. 
Ossen'aarde William, laborer, h. 86 Walnut. 
Ottman Peter L., sample room, 23^ N, IJiirdicli. 
Overly Frances, table waiter, Sheridan House. 
Owens Eliza J., domestic, 17 Cedar, 
Owens Thomas, laborer, with Wm. F. Miller, 

Packer Edward, bda. 48 \ 
Paddock Emma, student, bds. lil South, res New.iygo. 
Palmer Alfred B. F., carpenter, h. .32 Eleanor. 
Palmer George C, M. D,, assistant physician at Michigan Asy- 
lum for the Insane. 
Palmer Philo B., toll gate keeper, h 84 (irand Rapids ]i<iad. 
Papandiairk Andi-ew, shoemaker, h. 7 Edgar. 
Paris Isaac T,. blacksmith, 26 N. Rose, li. 65 N! Biudick, 
I'aris James W„ carpenter, h. -87 Dntton. 
Park David, carpenter, h. 116 Vine, 
Park House, N. B. Waters, propr, 148 Porlage, 
Parke Moses, farmer, h. 190 Asylum Av. 
Parker George, ciirpenler, h, 8 button. 

O. N. & T. F, GIDDINGS. Conveyancers, have Property to 


Parker George W., dry goods, 139 Main, h. 22 S. West. 

Parker Henry, larmer, h. 183 Portage. 

Parker Henry L , clerk, bds. 49 S West. 

Parker Henry P., with H. S. Parker, bds. 16 Cedar. 

Parker II. S., hats, caps & furs, 137 Main, h. 16 Cedar. 

Parker Hoiaee G., clerk, h. 106 S. Burdick. 

Parker Irving A , bds. Sheridan House. 

Parker John, farmer, h. 12 Lake. 

Parker Luther, turner, h. 49 y. West. 

Parker Matilda, h. 76 Walnut, 

Parker Nellie, student, bds. 6 Stuart Av, 

Parker Wllliiun F., furrier, h. 64 S. Rose. 

Parks Ann, h. 109 Hansom. 

Parks Kittie, (cord) washerwoman, h. 50 Willard. 

Parks Mary, domestic, Kalantazoo House. 

Parmenter Ada, saleswoman, bds. 65 Lovel. 

Parmeuter Joanna If., bds. 65 Lovel. 

Parmeter Sarah, h, 43 Locust. 

Parmeter William H., harness maker, bds. 43 Locust. 

Parrisli Henry S., stewaid, Kalamazoo House. 

Parsons Delia M., student, 50 Seminary. 

Parsons Ellen, bds. 70 South. 

Parsons George, bds. 19 Stuart Av. 

Pai-sons Jennie C, student, 50 Seminary. 

Parsons Jonathan, (P. & Wood,) h. 70 South. 

Parsons Mary, bds. 70 South. 

Parsons & Wood, (Jonathan P. & Henry W.) liaidwaro, 125 

Passage Henry, eai-peatcr, h ^6 S. Park. 
Patrick Bessie F., select school. 21 South, h. same. 
Paterson Thomas, (Bush & P.) bds 29 South. 
Patterson Culver C, painter, bds. 65 Water. 
Patterson Eliza, domestic, Burdick House. 
Patterson George, h. 49 Dutton. 
Patterson W., painter, bds. 65 Water. 
Pattison Sarah, h. 14 Ransom. 
Pattison William G., (P. & Ward,) li. 08 Main. 
Pattison & 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, 144M:iin, li. 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. 

Rent, are Agts. for Underwriters, Security, and other Ins. Co's. 




Oealer in 


Office and Yard, No. 20 Pine Street, 

Manufacturer & Wholesale Dealer in 

Prepared Mustard, 

I6§ Ealsmiiizoo A¥@aBe, 


The Place to Buy Groceries Cheap 

IS A.'V 

E. A. Boughton's ITew Store, 

Corner of N. West & Walnut Streets, 




M«. 130 lAIl CTEE17, 

Res. 30 Academy Street, 
Kalamazoo, - - Michigan. 

O. N. * T. F. GIDDING8 have all kindg yf Property to Kent 



Pecjkham Uecius, tanner, bds. Farmers' Home. 

Peer Abram, farmer, h. a I S. West. 

Peer Elsha, bda. 6U Cedar. 

Peer John, carpenter, h. 60 Cedar. 

Peer Perry A., post office clerk, bds. 60 Cedar. 

Pendleton Maiia, li. 6 Locust. 

Pendleton William H., agent for Halladaj, h, 105 Lofel. 

Penfield Caroline, bda. SI Lovel. 

Penfield Guy, h. 20 Elm. 

Penfield Mary, bds. SI Lovel. 

Penland Dorali, domestic, 22<t Alain. 

Penny Richard, printer, bds. 30 N. Park. 

Perkinpine Josepti R , tinner, h. 16 Pine. 

Perkins Colby, cabinet maker, h. 29 Bur Oak. 

Perkins John C., toreman Blakeman & PhillipB' Organ mamify. 
h. 29 Bur Oak. 

Perkins Samuel, (coi'd) barber, bds. 16 Ransom. 

Perrin & Bishop, (Levi W. P, & Henry L. B.,) dry goods, 107 

Perriii Joel J. & Co., (Joel J. Perrin, Chas. E. Huntington & 
Wm, H. Stoddard.) hardware. V22 Main. 

Perrin Joel J., (Joel J. Perrin & Co.) bds. Burdick House, 

Perrin Levi W., ( P. & Bishop,) h. 51 South. 

Perrin Lewis, clerk, bds. Kalamiizoo House. 

Perrin Oliver 0., book keeper, bds. Kalamazoo House. 

Perry & Douglas, (Edgar IL P. ife Gay ton A. D.,) photograph- 
ers, 116 Main. 

Perry Edgar H., (P. & Douglas,) h. 87 S. Rose. 

Perry Lixzie, domestic, Burdick House. 

Perry Mary, boarding house, 184 Main, 

PeiTy Oliver H., supt Kal. Gas Light Company, 146 Main, 
bds. 184 Main. 

Pershall Frances, saleswoman, bds. 63 Cedar. 

Perwhail William, harness maker, rear '23 Portnge, h. 19 Portage. 

Petei-fi 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, lids. 131 S. Burdick. 

Petty Rosin a, tailoress, h. 7 Davis. 

Pfeifer Andrew, mover of buildings, h. 131 Kalamazoo Av. 

Pfeifer David, carpenter, h. rear 104 Kalamaaoo Av. 
Pfeifer Emil, book keeper, h. 48 Pitcher. 
I'feifer Margaret, domestic, 65 Lovel. 

Phelan James, moulder, h 12 Oak. 

Phelps Charles M., clerk, hds. 55 South. 

Are Agts. for the Mlna, Home, City Fire, and other Ins Co's. 



Phelps Edwin J., assC. cashier, Mich. Nat. Bank, h. 47 AoaJemy. 

Phelps Horace, with Parsons & Wood, h. 55 South. 

Phelps Leonard, teamster, h. 32 North. 

Phiter Emil, teamster, bds. 7 Walnut. 

Phillips Ansel, laborer, bds. 62 Michigan Av. 

Phillips Betsy, bds. 125 Lovel. 

Phillips Byron, farmer, h. 14 Pitcher. 

Phillips Delos, (Blakeraan & P.,) bds 184 Main. 

PhiUips F. & Bro., (Franeillo & George H.,) harness makers, 

20 N. Rose, 
Phillips Franeillo, (F Phillips & Bro.,) h. 12 N. Roso. 
PhiUips George H., (F. PhiUipa & 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. 91 Frank. 
I'hilow Mary E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Richland. 
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 lie v. Job, h. 5 Cedar. 
I'iggott Geo., (Empire Organ Co.,) h. 26 S. Park. 
Piggott William R., upholsterer, h. 15 Pine. 
I'ike David, mason, h. 4 Button. 
I'ike George, mason, h. 58 S. Park. 
I'itts Charles, omnibus driver, bds. 1 Cherry. 
Pitts John, laborer, h. 2 Michigan Av. 
Pitts .John A., painter, h. 126 North, 
Pitts Mahala, tailoreas, h. 9 Lovel, 
I'iants Frank H , (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. 
I'iating Dingman, mason, h. 53 Vine. 
Piatt .Tames, blacksmith, h. 27 Edwards. 
Plokhooy Adrianus, tinner, bds. 57 S. Burdick, 
Plokhooy L^sonard, laborer, bds. 32 Wall. 
Plough Albert, laborer, h. 41 John. 
Plough Jennie, taiioress, bds, 41 John. 
Plough Susan, tailoresa, bds. 41 John, 
3*0 il Jacob, laborer, h. 36 Locust, 

Pollard Rachael, (col'd) washerwoman, h. 29 Walbridge. 
Pomeroy Henry T., clerk, h, 49 Cedar. 

i, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



Pond Almira, domestic, 199 Main. 

I'ond Edward F., (T. S. Cobb, Son & Co.,) bds. 58 S. Hose. 

I'tiiitia Jacob, laborer, h, south end S. Rose. 

Porter Adella, domestic, 33 S. Burdick. 

Porter Eugene M., engineer, bds. 35 N. Rose. 

Porter George W., peddler, bds. l>5 Water. 

J*orter Henri, clerk, bde. 7:J Academy. 

Porter Moses, physician, 3 S. Burdick. 

Portage Nursery, George Taylor, propr., ISO Portaj^e. 

Post Charles A., clerk, bds. 1'24 Academy. 

J'ost Ida, domestic, 30 S, Park. 

Post Office, Jas A Walter, post master, 22 tS. Burdiuk. 

Post J4ev. C. B., h. 124 Academy. 

Potter Alexander, carpenter, h. ^2 Cooley. 

Potter Allen, vice prest. Mich Nat, Bank, li. 75 S. West. 

Potter Clark S,, 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 S. West. 
Potter Juliett A., bds. 82 S Burdick. 
Potter Maria, h. 37 Cedar. 
Potter Nathan S., student, bds. 75 South. 
Potter Richard K., engineer, h. 99 Water. 
I'otter William, carpenter, h. 1 16 Willard. 
Potts William, carpenter, bds. 244 Main. 
Potts William F., laborer, bds. 39 Main. 
I'owelsoii Philip F., shoemaker, h. 132 Kalamazoo Av. 
Powers Ann Eliza, bds. fi5 S. Bnrdick. 
Powers Emma, (col'd) bds, 127 Portage. 
I'owers Charles, haggle master, h. 46 Eleanor. 
Powers Mary, tailorcss, bds. 04 Hansom. 
Powers Michael, laborer, bds. Union House. 
Powera Patrick, tailor, bds. *i4 Ransom. 
Pratt Foster, physician, 124 Main, h. 46 S. Rose. 
Pratt Kev. B Foster, bds. 46 S. Rose. 
Pratt Snsan A,, school teacher, bds. 46 S, Rose. 
Prehn Henry, laborer, h. 156 Kalamazoo Av. 
Prentice Alonzo T„ Jr., watch maker, and general ticket agt. 

116 Main, h. 35 Cedar. 
Prentice Minerva, domestic, 84 Water. 
Prentice liebecca, domestic, 84 Water. 
Price A. B., student, Kalamazoo College, bds. 8 Michigan Av. 

res. Cassoppoiis. 
Price Eliza E., domestic, 99 Lovel. 
Price Sarah J., bds. 99 Lovel. 

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Fancy Goods, Fine Table Cutlery, 

Castors, Tea Sets, 


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Price William J., wheat buyer, lids. '21 S. West. 

Primmer Julia A., dressmaker, bds. 32 Portage. 

Prior Stoughton, builder, h. 72 Vine. 

Prouty Anmriah T., farmer, h. 220 Kalamazoo Av. 

I*routy Charles H., telegrapli operator, bds. 220 Kalama/.oo Av. 

Prouty Frank, laborer, bds. 220 Kalamazoo Av. 

Pruso Theressa, domestic, 27 Portage. 

Pills William J. H., laborer, h. 65 Vme. 

Pultz William, trackman, bds 9J: N. Burdick. 

Putnam Iliiam, h. fi Pitcher. 

Putnam Lycurgus H., bds. 6 Pitcher. 

Putnam Kev. Daniel, professor of languages, Ii. Pi) Lovel. 

Pyl Andrew, mason, h. 115 8. Burdick, 

Pj! John, carpenter, h- 20 John. 


Quackinbush Kara, 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, gai-dener, h. 85 Walnut. 
Quick Joseph, case maker, h. 29 Pine. 
Quiglcy John, laborer, with Henry Van Meter. 
Quigley John, stave cntter, bds. 48 Ransom, 
Quigley Margaret, t^loress, bds. 64 Ransom. 
Quigley Mrs. Margaret, h. 6i 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. 
Quiun Thomns, laborer, h. 65 WiUard. 
Quinlal Katie, lailoress, bds. 90 Willard. 


lialter John, teamster, h. rear 99 Main, 

Ragotzy Charles, tailor, 89 Main, h. 16 Jasper. 

Rahlmoyer Henry, (R & Horn,) h. 93 Vine. 

Raible Rev I., pastor German Lutheran Zion Church, bds. 8 

Raifsnidur William, trackman, li. 37^ Main. 
Rail Koad Exchange, Patrick Re 
Rail Road House, Alex. Kcenau, | 

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



Kand Orin B., architect und builder, h. C3 Kalamazoo Av, 

liandall Albert H., moulder, h. 1 Porter. 

Kaudall Eliza, boarding house, 31 Pitcher. 

lianfer Frederick, shoemalter, li. 11 Michigan Av. 

lianney Alfred H., grot^er, 24 N. Burdick, bds. 51 S. Rose. 

Ilaniioy Mary E., student, 50 Seminary, res. Three Rivers. 

Ranney Peyton, (J. L. Sebring & Co.,) h. -nl S. Rose. 

liansom Alexis, lumbeiman, !i, 9 East Cedar. 

iiansom Celia L,, bds. 9 East Cedar. 

lianaom Ira A., clerk, bds 18-t Main. 

Hansom James S., mail agt. bds. 9 East Codar. 

Kansom Libbie N., school teacliei-, bds. 9 East Cedar. 

liansora Lucia, h. 1«6 Main. 

Ransom Samuel 11., h. 8 S. Park. 

Ransom William B.. tinner, bds. 8 S. Pari:. 

Ransom Wyllys, b. 141 Vine. 

Jiapman Frederick, portor. City Hotel. 

Riisemann Louis C. E., cutter, with Mniiger, Champliu & Co.. 

h. 17 John, 
liathbun Lucy, washerwoman, li. 218 S. Biirdick. 
Rathbun Mary, domestic, 2S'6 Main. 
Ratlitt' Robert, ( coi'd ) porter, Burdick House, 
liavell Abel, mason, bds. 43 Joliti. 
Havt'll George, mason, b. 43 John. 
Eavelt Jessie, mason, h. 7 Button. 
Ray Amelia M., h. '210 Main. 
Ray Mathew, laborer, h. (iO Frank. 
l-tay Matilda, domestic, HI East Av. 
Ray William A., carpenter, bds. Blaney House. 
Raymond Cyras R., sewing machine agt., h. IW N. West. 
Raymond Eliza J., h. 11 South. 
Rea Jobn, grocer, 170 Main, h. Vi Cedar. 
Rea Sarah, bds. 19 Lake. 
Jtcamer Henry, moulder, li. 19 I'iue. 
Reasoner Fletcher, pdnter, h. Ii7 Cedar. 
Recktenwald Michael, cooper, 77 North, h. V.i'2 X. Burdick. 
Reilden Sarah, domestic, 15 Elm. 
Keddington Thomas, tailor, h. 88 Water, 
liedmond Thomas, saloon, 21 Porter, h. same. 
Redpatl) Jennie, bds. 78 Cedar. 
Jiedpath John V., bids. 7» Cedar. 
Redpath M^ry, doniestici 229 Main. 
Redpath William, clerk, bds. with H. M. Brown. 
Reed Albert S., clerk, 134 Main. 
Reed Charles C, (R. & Kellogg,) train dispatcher, M. 0. U. R., 

bds, 184 Main. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 



Heeil Uewitt C, farmer, li. 78 S. Burflick. 

Ki'ed Josepl] W., engineer, Ms. ^5 Maiu. 

Iteed & Kellogg, (Chai-les C. K. <fc CJeo. D. K.,) cigars and to- 
bacco, 10 S. Burdick. 

Heed MulforJ, former, h. 144 Asylum Av. 

Heed Willuer F., macliinist, bds. 8 Oak. 

lieese Geoigc, Ibreman Lovelaiid's livery stable, bds, 1 (.'iierry. 

lieeae Louisa, h. '210 Kalamazoo Av. 

Iteewe Olin B., clerk, bds, 210 Kalamanno Av. 

Jieeves James, laborer, bds. IIH S. BurJick, 

Itegiwter's Office of the Couiily of Kalama/oo, 153 Maiu. 

lieichle Clement, Ealoon, 82 N. Burdick, h. same. 

Ueichmana Wilhelmina, h, 3 East Cedar. 

HeidEiema Jacob, furniture, 85 Main, li. 99 S. Burdick. 

llemiue Garret, laborer, h. 190 S. Burdick. 

Keraiiigtoti Chaunoey, pinner, bds. C'ottage Hall Hotel. 

Jiemington Thomas H., engineer, bdtj. Kail Koad House. 

llenchlcr Mary, h. 98 Kalamazoo Av. 

liepman John, laborer, h. rear 130 N. Burdick. 

Jiepinan Timothy, laborer, h. rear 130 N. Burdiok. 

lleynolds Daniel N., tinner, bds, 84 Water. 

Reynolds James, tinner, bds. 84 Water. 

lieynolds Mary, bds. Rail Rosd Exchange. 

Reynolds Michael, cooper, Ii. 22 Allcott. 

Reynolds Patrick, propr. Rail Road Exchange, 81 N. Bardick. 

Reynolds 8arah, school teacher, bds. 220 Main. 

Rico Charles, clerk, bds, 33 Walnut. 

Rice Elijah F,, carpenter, rear 242 iS. Bui'dick. 

Itice Emma, domestic, ICaI&ma»;oo House. 

Rice Frederick, li. 37 Portage. 

Rice George, teamster, li, 17 Oak, 

Rice George D., h, 7 South. 

Rice Henry, harnus« maker, bds. 17-) Kalamaxoo Av. 

Rice Jennie, bds. 7 Soutii. 

Rice John S., hoi-se tamer, h. 35 S. West. 

]{ice Mrs. George 1)., dress and cloak maker, 7 South, h. same. 

Rice Mrs. George W., li, 83 Walnut. 

Rice Parley H,, laborer, h. 4 Walnut, 

Richardson Thomas, (R, & Wattles,) h 47 John. 

Richardson tfc Wattles, (Thomas R, ife Myrtle W,.j meat 

market, 37 N. Burdick & 21 S. Burdick. 
Richardson V. W., printer, bds. 180 S. Burdick. 
Richie William, carpenter, h. 33 Church. 
Richmond Abel, porter, bds. C South. 
Richmond Benjamin ¥., weaver, h. 177 Ealamaxoo Av. 
Kiehmotid James A,, shoemaker, U. 31 Cooley, 

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Richmond James ])., shoemaker, h. 112 Willard. 

IiichmoH(3 John, butcher, bds. S Baloh. 

]£ichmoud John, clerk. Bail Road House. 

Hichmoud Julia, bds. 44 Eleanor. 

liichmoud Martha, domestic, 47 S. Rose. 

Richmond Ralph, student, bds. C Miohigan Av. 

Richmond Winefred, h, 8 Balch. 

Riddle Ami, farmer, h. 154 N. Burdick. 

Rider Mary, domestic, 83 S. Burdick. 

Ridley Ella ¥., h. HI S. Rose. 

Riemersmn Honry, moulder, h. 19 Pine. 

Riguer Liszio, domestic, 9ft Iktichigan Av. 

Rimer Mary, tailorese, bdR. 24.5 M^n. 

Kior John, clerk, bds. 25 N. Burdick. 

Uipple Jeremiah, carriage maker, h. 90 Lovel. 

Jiipple Wilber W., telegraph operator, bda. 96 Lovel 

KIsdorph Eugene, clerk, bds. 20 Spring. 

River Mills, (flouring) Grandjean & Labar, proprs., 04 Kala- 
mazoo Av. 

Robbins Mrs. Frank, book keeper with H. M. Johnson, bds. 41 
N. West. 

Robe Mittie J., mnsic teaclier, bds. 40 John. 

Robe Rev. James T., h. 40 John. 

Roberts Charles, harness maker, bds. S4 Water. 

Roberts Daniel 0., (R. & Hillhouse,} h. 30 S. Park. 

Roberts & Hillhouse, (Daniel O. R. & Frank S. 11.,} druggists 
and booksellers, 148 Main. 

Roberts Joseph, h. 3fi Walnut. 

Roberts Joseph, Jr., haniess 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. 

liobinson 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 

liobischung Honry B., machinist, bds. 29 Church. 

Robischung Joseph, cooper, 29 Church, h. same. 

Kobischung Joseph F., cooper, bds. 29 Church. 

Robson J. & Bro., (John & William L ,) dry goods, MO Main, 

Robson John, (J. R. & Bro.,} h. 73 S. Burdick. 

Robson William L., (J. R. & Bro.,) h. 49 N. West. 

Robyn Jacobus, blacksmitli, h. 50 North. 

Are Agts. for the ^tna. Home, City Fire, and other Ins Co's. 


Rockwell Henry F., clerk, bda. 63 Lovel. 

Hocus Paiilus, tailor, bds. 92 N. Biirdiek. 

Uodiger August, cabinet maker, 20 Locust, h. same. 

Rodifjer Herman, cabinet maker, 13 Portage, h. same. 

lioe Jane, boarding house, 37 Water. 

Rogers Albert, farmer, h. 19 Lake. 

Ili>gt;r8 Alice, music teacher, bds. 19 Jjake. 

Ilogers Isaaj, grocer, 158 Main, h. 87 Edwards. 

Holler John, laborer, bds. 26 Asylum Av. 

Jlolsou Franklin G., barber, bds. 104 Kalamazoo Av. 

liolson John H., barber, 140 Main, h. 104 Kalamazoo Av. 

Ilolson John J. P. O. H., bds. 104 Kalamaaoo Av. 

liolson Itouzo !>., barber, bds. 104 Kalaraizoo Av. 

lioUins Hugh, li. 36 S. West. 

Rollins Lizaie, school teacher, bds. 36 S. West. 

Romaine Cbilds J., clerk, bds, 20 John. 

Rookus John, blacksmith, 58 N". West, h. 56 N. West. 

Rookus John, Jr„ printer, bds. 56 N. West, 

liooney Aim, bds. «8 Hansom. 

Kooney James, blacksmith, h. 8S Hansom. 

liooney Patrick, blacksmith, h. 140 Ransom. 

Root Frederick N., omnibus driver, bds. SI N. Rose. 

Hoot Lution £., bottler, bds. Sheridan House. 

Hoot Newton, ice dealer and pvopr. omnibus line, h. 51 N. Hose, 

Itoot Wilbur L., omnibus driver, bda. 51 N. Hose. 
liosa Ira, carpenter, h. 89 Frank. 

Hose Alexander, teamster, bds, 35 Ransom. 

Hose Ananias M,, carpenter, h. 57 Asylum Av, 

Rose Augustus, carpenter, bds, 113 Lovel. 

Hose Chttrles A,, carpenter, bds. 67 Asylum Av, 

Hose John, mason, h. 35 Hansom, 

Hose Thomas, laborer, bds. 35 Hansom, 

Rosenlianm Sam., dry goods, 8 S. Biirdick, li ^0 (Jherrj, 

liosenbaum Simon, (M. Israel & Co ,) h. 21 Academy. 

Kosenberg Gnstave, clerk, bds, 16 Spring. 

Rosenberg Moses, h. 40 Portage. 

Roos E. J., clerk, bds. 66 S. Burdick. 

Jiosfl Frank, American Eating House, 55 >.'. Hose. 

Hoas Robert, clerk, bds. Earl & Trebing's Reataui-ant. 

Ross Robert M., with Desenberg Bros*. 

Kosa William, clerk, bda. Earl & Trebing's Restaurant. 

Roi^man William, carpentei-, h. 20 Hanaoni. 

Rouleau Joseph A., shoemaker, h, 37 N. Park. 

House Emma, domestic, 93 Main. 

Howe Thaddeua H., clerk. Am, Express OiIii:e, bds. 4-3 Lovel. 

Rowley Colonel A., painter, h. 9 Jane. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 


Ilowley Eliza, bds. 67 Lovel. 

Rowley James, painter, Ms. 9 Jane- 

lioyal Albert, carpenter, bds. 33 Cedar. 

Hubert Margaiet, h. 102 Water. 

liudow Carl, clerk, with D, Lilienfeld & Bvo. 

Hue Charles L,, tinner, h. 5 Lovel. 

Kummler Joseph J., ( Weiraer & K.,) li, 61 South. 

liuss Alfred, (cord) h. 61 Ransom, 

Russell Ann L., boarding house. 57 S. Burdiek. 

Russell Frank, clerk, bds. 57 S. Burdiek. 

Russell Robert, (col'd) mason, li. 279 Main. 

Russell Roderick D,, book keeper, bds. 55 Lovel. 

Rutow Carl, clerk, bds. Earl & Trebing'a Restaurant. 

Ryan Cornelius, farmer, Ms. Rail Road Exchange. 

Ryan John, blacksmith, h. 103 N. Rose. 

Ryan John, laborer, bds. 98 Willard. 

lijan Martin T., foreman The Present Age oflice. li. 136 S. 

Ryan Michael, laborer, bda. 12 Allcott. 
Ryder Joseph M.. cistern builcler, h. 91) S. Rose. 

Satlbrd Alonzo, farmer, h. Hill Road to Galeeburg. 

Saflbrd Kidney, bds. with Alonzo Saflbrd. 

Sage Cliarles W., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Allegan. 

S^er George H., joiner, Mb. City Hotel. 

Sager Maggie, domestic, 90 S. Burdiek. 

S^er Mai'k, student, bda. 76 S. Burdiek. 

Sa^er Sasan, domestic, 43 S. West. 

Sagar Ann, servant, 214 Main. 

Sagur Eliza, servant, 214 Main. 

Salisbury llarcus, miller, bds. G South. 

Sanders Estelle A., tailoress, bds. 2 Michigan Av. 

Sanders Simeon N., carpenter, h. 14 Wheaton Av. 

Sands Elizabeth, Sr> Main. 

Sands John, laborer, bds. 59 Water, 

Santagar Carlos, laborer, bds. 122 North. 

Santetbrd John, teamster, h. 95 Ransom. 

Sapp Dexter P., law student, bds. 184 Main. 

Sawyer Isabelle, student, bds. 33 Partage. 

Saxton Henry, h. S3 Vine. 

Scales George, printer, bds. 53 S. West. 

Scales Jane, domestic, 23 South. 

Scales Melvina E., h. 53 S. West. 

Schaberg Herman H., grocer and baker, 105 S. Burdiek, b. same. 

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Schabei^ Herman H. Jr., student, bds. 105 S. Burdick. 

Kchaberg John, baker, bds. 1(15 S. Burdick 

Sehad John G., sash iiiaker, h. rear 5(> Michigan Av. 

iScheiett Jacob, carpenter, b. 1S3 Kalamazoo Av. 

Scheiett Peter, carpenter, bds. 183 Kalamazoo Av, 

Scheilera Jacob, mason, b. 187 S. Burdick. 

Schilling Louis, (Weber & S.,) h. 135 Kakmazoo Av. 

Schlick John F., clerk, bds. 23 Edwards 

Schmidt Christian, butt-lier, bds. 45 Jobu. 

Schneeberger Jacob, shoemaker, bds. 91 N. Burdick. 

SuhomHker Frederick, bulcher, bds. 98 Av. 

Schoonover Abner, laborer, VI Lake. 

Schreves Peter, blacksmith, bds. 149 Vint. 

Schrier Adrian, carpenter, h. 88 Walnut. 

Schrier Peter, painter, bds. 88 Walnut. 

Schrier Nellie, domestic, 47 Lovel. 

Schroeder Henry, propr. Frank's Brewery, GO Kalamazoo Av. 

Schueikly Charles, cook, h, 5 Lovel. 

Schiiltz Emil, select school, 6 Church, h. IIT Uansoni. 

Schwciger Jacob, miller, li. 16 Jackson. 

Scoli el (f Sarah A., student, 50 Seminary, res. Calafornia. 

Scottbrd J. Flaivey, photographer, with H. L. Bingham. 

Scott Adelbort, clerk, bds.' 124 S, Burdick. 

Scott Charles, express messenger, bds. 47 Main. 

Scott Eugene, clerk, bds. 124 S. Burdick. 

Scott Fenner, whitewasher, h. 15 Walbridge. 

Scott Florence V., bds, 216 Kalamazoo Av. 

Scott H. E., student, Kalamazoo College, res. Caledonia. 

Scott llufua, (Beebe & S.,) h. 124 S. Burdick. 

Scrier Anna, domestic, 148 Vine. 

Scrier Betfly, doinoRtic, ■')4 S. Rose. 

Scaly Catherine, bds. 184 Main. 

Sebring Horace W., teamster, bds. 1 Cherry. 

Sebring J. L. & Co., (James L. S. & Peyion Kannoy,) grain 

and produce dealei's, rear 1U3 Main. 
Sebring James L., (J. L. S. & Co.,) h. 91 S. Burdick. 
Sebring llrs. D. A., millinery and dress making, 78 Main. h. 'l-Z 

Seedyk John, carpenter, bds. 13 Johntion. 
Seedyk Thomas, laborer, h. 13 Johnson. 
Seely Joseph O., h. 102 S.^West. 

Seeley Keed E., studL'nt, Kalamazoo College, res. Battle Creek. 
Seeley William H , painter, h. 113 Lovel. 
Sees liolwrt U.. (Empire Organ Co.,) bds. 84 Water. 
Seifert Elizabeth, h. 99 Kalama/.oo Av. 
Seller Adoiph, (Messmer & S.,) h. 34 Water. 

tracts, tfcc, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Midi. 



Seller William, barber, 12 S. Burdick, h. 20 Spring. 

Selkirk Nellie, milliner, bds. 31 Portage. 

Selden Lucrelia, domestic. City Hotel. 

Select School, Bessie F. Patrick, princil-al, 21 South. 

Select School, (Gel-man Lutheran,) Rev. I. liaible, teacher, 114 

Seligmaa & Co., (Morris & Henry M. S.,) clothing, 109 Main. 

Seligman Hem^ M., (Seligmaii & Co.,) 31 Walnut. 

Seligman Moms, (Seligman ifc Co.,) h. 31 Walnut. 

Seligman Solomon, clerk, b<ls. 31 Walnut. 

Sergent Lewis, carpenter, bds. 30 N. Park. 

Seuuert Caspei', painter, h. 36 liansoni. 

tieverence Albert, shoemaker, bds. 25 N, Biirilick. 

Severens & Burrows, (Henry F. S. & Julius C Burrows,) 

lawyers 103 Main. 
Severens Henry F., (S. & Burrows,) h. 24 S. Park. 
SeyiFerth William P., brewer, h. 32 Locust. 
Seymour Harvey, driver Am. Express wagon, bds. 84 South, 
Seymour L., moulder, bds. City Hotel. 
Seymour liodney, stage proprietor, h. 84 South. 
Shatfer Albert, restaurant, 17 N. Burdick. 
Shaffer Catherine, domestic, 26 Asylum Av, 
Shafter Henry, teamster, b 19 Cherry. 
Shakespeare William, books and sttttionery, 12(i Main, li, $i) 

Shanehen Patrick, shoemaker, bds. 42 Water. 
Shanley Jennie, domestic, 75 South. 
Shanley Patrick, laborer, 19 Stuart Av. 
Shannessy JJridget, 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 Patiick, carpenter, h. 90 Edwards. 
Shannessy Thomas, ca,rpeuter, bds. 90 Edwards. 
Shannon George, omnibus driver, bds. 51 N. Kose. 
Sharar Jacob, barber, bds. 8 Main. 
Sharar Jacob, porter, h. 8 Main. 
Sharar Philip, barber, bds. 8 Main. 
Sharp Joseph, (col'd) shoemaker, 74 liansom, h. same. 
Sharp liobert, saloon, bds. 36 N. Hose. 
Sharpstein Myron, cai-riage maker, bds. National Hotel. 
Shattuck Lucina M., domestic, 17 Cherry. 
Shaw Mai-sha! B., roofer, h. 55 N. West. 
Shaw William, night watch, bds. Cottnge Hall Hotel. 
Shea Daniel, moulder, h. 43 Dutton. 

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Shea James, h. 20 S. West. 

Shea Mary, domestiu, 35 Academy. 

Sheldon Frederick, laborer, bds. 19 Lake. 

Sheldou Luther, (Johnson <fe 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- ?■ f^ * ^Jo-O h. 190 Main. 
Shepard Freedom G., watch maker, bda. 184 Main. 
Sheridan House, Stephen Wattles, propr. 15ii Main. 
Sherman Alfred, cook, h. 44 S- West. 
Sherman Alonzo, miller, bds. Kalamazoo House- 
Sherman Caleb, propr. Spruig Brook Mills, room 97 Main, bds. 

Kalamazoo I louse. 
Sherman Dallas D., marble cutter, bds. 135 Vine. 
Sherman Henry, {Johnson & S.,} h. 135 Vine. 
Sherman James A., clerk, bds. 55 S. West. 
Sherman William H., harness maker, h. 38 Hansom. 
Sherwood Alphonzo E., wheat buyer, h. 8 Second. 
Sherwood Samuel P., clerk, h. 82 Water. 
Sherwood Thomas li., 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 Portei-. 
Shirneti Louis, cook, 23 N. Burdick. 
Shraodcer John, bds. 7 Walnut. 

Shoemaker Ella B., student, 50 Seminary, res. Grand Bapids. 
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. 
Shaltz John, carpenter, h. 111 North. 
Shultz John J. A., joiner, h. Ill North. 
Shurman Johnathan, (col'd) farmer, bds. 127 Portage. 
Shneter Julius, clerk, bds. 46 Portage. 
Sickels Caroline, h. 18 Locust. 
Hiefert 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 mauuf., 15 S. Burdick h. 85 S 

Simonds Moritz, clerk, bds. 21 Academy. 

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






Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, 

105 Main Si,, Gteese's New Marble Building, 

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HimmoDdB William, clerk, bds. 20 Cherry. 

Simmons DoriuB, domestic!, 9 Cedar. 

Simmous IIenrietl.a, domestic, 37 S, Burdick. 

Simpson Eliza, (col'd) domestic, 45 South. 

Simpson Hem-y J., (col'd) shoe maker, 26 Miuu, h. same. 

Simpson Mis. Heny J., (col'd) boarding house, 2B Main. 

Simpson Itobert, moulder, bds Rail Koad House. 

Sinclair Charles, clerk, Cottage Hall Hotel. 

Sines Christa E., bds. 249 Main. 

Sinon John, gardener, h. 7 Wheaton Av. 

Sinon Katie, domestic, 55 South. 

Sinon Leonard, laborer, h. 7 Wheaton Av. 

Sittig liosalie, bds. 61 South. 

Skinkle George H., tinner, bda. 31 Main. 

Skinkle Mary A., saleswoman, bds. 31 Mmu. 

Skinkle Sarah, h, 31 Main. 

Skinner Tabor, clerk, bds. 1S4 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, with Blakeman & Phillips, 
bda. 47 S. Rose. 

Sleght Cyrus S., machinist, h. 27 Church. 

Sli^ John, clerk, bda. 23 Edwards. 

Slis Aaron, baker, bds. 196 S. Burdick, 

Slia Nellie, <lomestic, 20 Cedar. 

Slia Simon, laborer, h. 196 S. Burdick. 

Smead A. Amelia, teacher at Michigan Fem.ale Seminary. 

Smead Jane W,, teacher at Michigan Female Seminary. 

Smedley Mariah H., h. 62 Dntton. 

Smiley George, wheat buyer, h. 8 Davis. 

Smiley Mitchell J., (iJaleh, S. & Balch,) bds. 23 South. 

Smiley William, agt. Blakeman & Phillips, bds. 72 S. Roae. 

Smith Andrew A,, laborer, h. 55 S. Park. 

Smith Annie, domestic, 19 Stuajrt Av. 

Smith Benjamin F., bds. 36 S. Park. 

Smith Caii'ie, domestic, Bui-dick House. 

Smith Charles D., harness maker, bda. 132 N. Burdick. 

Smith Charles E., h. .S9 Button. 

Smith Charles H., shoemaker, h. 27 Cedar, 

Smith Christian, laborer, hds. 4.i Main. 

Smith David P., train master St Joaeph V. R. R., bda. Farm- 
er's Home. 
Smith Ellen, student, bds. 67 Cedar. 
Smith George, cooper, h. 37 Cedar. 

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Smith George C, cooper, bds. 76 Edwards, 

ymith Hamilton, carpenter, h. 117 Water. 

Smith Harriet S., h. ^1 Cedar. 

Smith JeiFereon, h. 72 Lovel. 

Smith John, cooper, h. 76 Edwards. 

Smith John, mason, hds. 44 Water. 

Smith John D., mason, h. 135 S. Biirdick. 

Smith John H., cooper, bds. 76 Edwards. 

Smith John N., student, Kalamazoo College, hds. Michigan 
Av., res. Antwerp. 

Smith Kirk A., agent, h. 7 Second. 

Smith Laura, attendant at Asyhini. 

Smith Lucy E., milliner, bds. 31 Bur Oiik, 

Smith Oscar, brakeman, hds. 187 Kalamazoo Av, 

Smith Perry D., yardman, St, J. V,, and K. A. & G. K, li. 11., 
bds. 47 Main. 

Smith Peter W„ tailor, h, 24 Jasper. 

Smith Phineas M., carpenter, bds, i-t Water. 

Smith Eaehel H,, h. 79 Cedar. 

Smith Rebecca, domestic, 59 Lovel. 

SMITH li. S,, agent American Fence & Terra Cotta Co's, hJs. 

105 Water. 
Smith li, & Son, (Robert & Robert W,,) painters, 120 Main. 
Smith Robert, (R. S & Son,) h, 31 Bur Oak. 
Smith Robert W,, (R. S. & Son,) h. IS Axtell. 
Smith Samuel, bds. 47 Main. 
Smith Sirah, chambermaid, Sheridan House, 
Smith Sarah, domestic, 199 Main. 
Smith Sarah H„ domestic, 9 N. West. 
Smith William H., patent bag holders, h. 79 S, Burdiek, 
Smith Wm. H. Jr., bds. 79 S. Bui-dick. 
Sneie StofFer H., laborer, h. 140 Frank 
Snook Jerome M., clerk, bds. 17 Elm. 
Snover George W., insurance afjent, bds. '21^ Main. 
Snow Charles A., clerk, bds. 15 Elm. 
Snow E., pamter, bds. 25 N, Burdiek. 
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. S4 

Soles Adam B., drayman, h. 99 Kalamazoo Av. 
Soloman Thomas, teamster, bds, 42 Main, 

Somers Nicholas A., train dispatcher, M. C. II. It., h. 138 Ransom. 
Soursma Jacob, laborer, h, 10 Balcb. 

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Southard William B., physician, 47 Level, h. same. 

Southcott Richard, clerk, bds. 184 Main. 

Southwiek Albert, clerk, bds. 36 Lovel. 

Southworth Randall W., painter, 40 N, Bardick, 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. 

Speyet Adolph, clerk, bds. 21 Academy. 

Speyer Joseph, (M. Israel & Co.,) bds. 21 Academy. 

Speyer Seigmund, clerk, bds. 21 Academy. 

Spohn John V., trunk maker, h. 49 North. 

Spohn William, marble polisher, bds. 8 Portage. 

Sprague Charles,, bds. 78 South. 

Sprague II. Enlyn, student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 

Sprj^ue 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. 
Staftbrd James II., barber, bds. 42 Main. 
Stagg George, mason, h. 13 Edwards, 
Stager Leonard, tailor, 35 N. Burdick, bds. 184 Main. 
Staley Keziah, attendant at Asylum. 
Slanclift Julia M., student, bds. 224 Kalamazoo Av. 
Stanolift OUie, 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, bdS. 35 Main. 
Stark William L., photographer, 29 N. Burdick, h. same. 
Starkey Lewis, carriage maker, 19 Eleanor; h. 66 Loyel. 
Starr Isaac, bds. 44 Water. 
Starr Julia E., student, h. 6 Michigan At. 
Starr Mary, school teacher, bds. 23 Cedar. 
Starr Orrin, produce dealer, h. 23 Cedar. 
Stauffer Benjamin, butcher, bde. 1 Water. 
Stauffer Benedict, laborer, bds. 1 Water. 
Stautfer Catherine, h. 1 Water. 
Stauffer John, blacksmith, bds. 1 Water. 

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StaufFer John G., shoemaker, bds. 41 Main. 

STEARNS JAMES N., email fruit grower, h. 170 Asylum 

Steams Leopold, clothing, bd^. 4f) Main. 
Stebbina Carlos, <ilerk, bds, 17 Maio, 
Stebbins, E\i7.t\, h- 17 Main 
Stebbins Frank, clerk, bds. 17 Main. 
Stubbins Volney T., butcher, bds. 17 Main. 
Steelman Albert W"., (Markel & S.,) btls. IG N. Park. 
Wteeuraan Frank L., carpenter, h. 14'2 N. Burdick. 
Steenmaii Lenhardt, cabinet maker, h. '10 Pitcher. 
Sleketee Anthony, laborer, 'h. S4 Locust. 
Stonard Delia, domestic, 45 Lovel. 
Stephens James, currier, h. 90 S. Park. 
Sterhng John M., clerk, h. 43 Portage. 
Sterling Oliver L., grocer, 91 Main res. Gull Prairie Koad. 
Stern Henry, clerk, h 36 Dutton. 
Stern Leopold, clerk, at 109 Main. 
Stevens Jerome P., drover, h. 9 N. West. 
Stevens Henry M., Crockery, 12 Portage, bds. 9 S. Hose. 
Stevens Pelick, boarding house, 199 Main. 
Stevens Kichard, laborer, h. 80 Ciiureh. 
Stevens Tallmadge, farmer, h. 51 East Av. 
Stewart Benjamin, baker, bds 20 Main. 
Stewart Kliza G., millinery and fancy goods, 143 Main, h. 88 S. 

Stewart George L., h. 88 S. Rose, 
Stewart Nathaniel H., law student, bds. 07 S. Rose. 
Stewart Washington, carpenter, bds. 42 Main. 
Stewart William, h. 26 Lovel. 
Stich Adolph C, (S., Cahill & Co.,) bds. 220 Main. 
Stich, Cahill & Co., (Adolph C. S., Le Roy C, Joseph H. 

White & A. H. Geisae,) propre. Stich Spring Bed Manuty. 

32 Chnrch. 
Stioh John, carpenter, bds. 184 Main. 
Stiles Emma 1)., student, ;J0 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 
Stillman Edger H., clerk Burdick House. 
Stiliwell Carrie, bds. 36 Cedar. 
Stilweil Bishop, bds. 53 Main. 
Stilwell Helen M., student^ bds. 77 Academy. 
Stilweil Mrs. L., h. 77 Academy. 
Stilwell William T., physician, 53 Main, h. same, 
Stirapson John, h, 5 liur Oak. 
Stimson Fancher, civil engineer, li, 26 Lake. 
Stinnard Deli.'i, domestic, 106 S. Burdick. 
St. John Sylvester G., mason, h. 23 Church, 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



St. Josepb Valley, Kalamfizoo, Allegan & Grand Rapids R. R. 
passenger and fi-eight dopot,-2S Main. 

St, Jolin Garland B., machinist, h. 121 Water. 

Stockwell Madalon h.. domestic, 7 Woodward Av. 

Stoddard Bertha, student, Ms. 114 Academy. 

Stoddard Ella, student, bds. 114 Academy. 

Stoddard William II.. (Joel J. Perrin & Co.,) h. 52 S. Rose. 

Stone Adna T., wholesale liquors and cigars, 47 N. Burdick, 
bds. Kalamazoo IIoHse. 

Stone Brothers, ( C, W., II. H. & James H.,) publishers and 
proprietors Kalamazoo Telegrapli, 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 l-'i-ancis S., Groeer, 150 Main, b. 230 Kalamazoo Av. 

Stone George 11., teamster, h. 44 Eleanor. 

Stone Horace A., (Stowell. Corsett & Co.,) h. 1 South. 

Stone Horatio H., (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 RoyaJ A., clerk, bds. 230 Kalamazoo Av. 

Stoi-ey George II., machinist, bds. City Hotel, 

Storrs Delia, student, 50 seminary, res. Coopersville. 

Storrs Stella, student, 50 Seminary, rca. Grand Haven. 

StowcII, Corsett & Co., {Henry H. S., Oscar B. C. & Hovaoe 

A. Stone,) wholesale notions, 10 Portage. 
Stowell liugene, peddler, bds. 0.^ Water. 
Stowell George K, laborer, bds. 169 Kalamazoo Av. 
Stowell Henry H., (S. Corsett & Co.,) bds. 40 S. Park. 
Striobcl Caroline, domestic, 94 N. Burdick, 
Striebel David, laborer, bds. 94 N. Burdick. 
Striebol 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., Ii. 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. 
Strublo Nellie, bds, 38 Portage. 
Stuart Alexander, mason, h, 244 Main. 
Stuart Charles, physician, bds. 19 Stuart Av. 
Smart Charles L., bds. 19 Stuart Av. 

O, N, & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamaeoo. 


STONE BROTHERS, Publishers &, Propr's, 

Office over^ the Post Office, 

los. %S&M i. Imitek Street, 


The Largest Printing House, 


Mb WwmB^B^ fjii© # Material 

Are of the Newest and Latest Styles. 

fterg Kind of Sritttiiig, Job, looti & (foWittl j|orti, 

Of every description done with celerity and neatness, 

O. K. & T, F. GIDDINGS, Couveyanoere, have Property to 


The ELLIPTIC an excellent bobbin machine, 
i]vir»ito"%^i3r> je:tivj\_, 

A Superior lAck Slltcb Fanill.r anil Mnniiractnrlng Mactalne. 

The above are a few of the VERY BEST Machines in Use, arid 
purchasers have a choice, with the privilege of Exchange. 

m. B. ]yiII.I.SR, Agent, 

l:ll Main street, Kalamazoo, Midi. 

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Stuart & Edwards, ( CharlcB E, S., & John M. E.,) lawyers, 147 

Stuart Eliza, domestic, 16 Cedar. 

Stuart Hon. Cliarles E., (S. & Edwards,) h. 19 Stuart Av. 
Stuart Margaret, bds KaJamaiioo House. 
Stump Mary, chambermaid, Burdick House. 
Sturtevant Delia E., boarding house, 19(5 Main. 
Sacksdorf Charlotte, domestic, 7 Walnut. 
Sudworth Bishop B., physician, 22 Portage, h. same. 
Sullings Hervey, physician, 122 Main, h. same. 
Sullivan Jerry, laborer, h. 156 Kalamazoo Av. 
Sumuer John I)., with George Dodge & Co,, h. l-l7 Vine. 
Sumner Ovid M., drug clerk^ bds. 9 Edwards. 
Snrdam George, clock tinker, h. 82 Vine. 
Sutton Nettie, domestic, 138 Ransom. 
Sutton William, laborer, h. 42 North. 
Swan George, carpenter, h. '222 Kalamazoo At. 
Swartz Leah, domestic, 2.32 Main. 
Swain Mary E., attendant at Asyhim. 
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 Keuben, pattern maker, h. 126 Hansom. 
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 Isabell, domestic, 63 Lovel. 
Syke Sebastian, farmer, h- 80 Michigan Av. 


Talbott Norab, iaunderer, Burdick House. 

Tallmizen 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. 
Tandyke 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. 

0. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills. Deeds, Mortgagee, Cobt 



TargGG Albert, blacksmith, bda. 35 N, Rose. 

Taylor Anthony G., clerk, bds. 34 CheiTy. 

Tayer Edward, engineer, h. 95 Portage. 

Taylor I'rank R., foreman Parson & Wood's tin shop, bds. 51 

Taylor George, propr. Portage Nursery, 180 Portage, b. 

Taylor George J)., bds. 180 Portage. 

Taylor George W., h. 24 Academy. 

Taylor James,, h. iSi Cherry. 

Taylor James W., agt. American Ezpresa Co., 7 S. Burdick h. 
G Taylor. 

Taylor John W., cash. Mich. Nat'l Bank, bds. 8 Cedar, 

Taylor Mary E., bds. 34 Cedar, 

Taylor Reuben J., (Taylor, Thackwray & 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, b. 21 Porter. 

Taylor, Thackwray & Co., ( Richard T,, John T. <fe Reuben J. 
Taylor,) brewers, 6 Lake. 

Taylor Victoria, h. 53 S. Rose. 

Teceo John, carjientor, bds. 11 Grand Rapids Road. 

Teed A J,, student, Kalamazoo College. 

Temple Jacob, mason, h. 63 Church. 

Temploton Thomas G., master mechanic, St Joseph V. and K. 
A. & G. R. R, R. machine works, bds, Kalamazoo House, 

Tenont Eli/^abetb, ( col'd ) domestic, 31 Lovel. 

Terhaar John G., cutter, h. 70 Vine. 

Terkraiius John, mason, bds. 96 North. 

Terry Edwin L., bds. 142 N, Burdick. 

Terry Edwin W., carpenter, h, 142 N, Burdick. 

Terry William IL, 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 Level. 

The Present Age, (weekly,) Col. Dorus M. Fox, editor. Dean 
Clark, assistant editor. 111 Main. 

Thomas Alfred; (Cock & T.,) h. 49 Love!. 

Thomas James M., publisher, bds. Kalamazoo IIottBe. 

Thomas James S., carpenter, h. Ill Lovel. 

Thomas John, (col'd) yardman, Burdick House. 

Thomas Smith, joiner, h. Ill Lovel. 

Tliomes Jennie, student, bds, 43 Lovel, res. CentreviUe. 

Thompson Albert II,, clerk, City Hotel 

Thom[>son Caljsta IL, milliner, bds. City Hotel. 

tracts, &o., Ko. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 


lligi^H^s fin® Art 


Photographic gTUDio, 

Ho. Ill HAIR STSlEf, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

T he highest award of merit was given by the Michigan State Agri- 
cultural Societi/, to H. L. Bingham, for the 


Any person or persons Ktshing Fine Artinany Style, either Water 
ToloTS, India Ink or Oil finish, can I>e sure to have executed at this 

k wkmrnwh mkehess, 

mBhl7 finlalied and aiperfff 

D Ihe Cnunlry, thai 


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■a- Copies raaije from Old Pictures ea perfect HI lifa, Halisfcclion fn every cue or no pay. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, .^olleijt Debts, are Attents 


Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1867. 




Sewing Machines &, Button Hole Machines, 

The ONLY GOLD MEDAL for this Branch of Manufacture. 

Amertem, Inglani 4^ franc®. 
The Eest Sewing Machine in the World ! 

WEST & COMIY, een'l Agts, 178 Jefferson Av., Detroit. 

Branch Office for "WcBtern BlicliiKan, 

102 Main St., Kalamazoo, 

A. H. I>OItIlIS, Agt. 

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Thompson Charles A., Jr., Circuit Court Commissioner, 167 

Miiin, bds. 9 S. liose. 
Thompson George F., carpenter, h. 125 S. Burdick. 
Tliompaon Harriet, h. 125 S- Burdick, 
Tliompson Sarah, h. 125 8. Burdick. 
Thornton Alonzo R., bds. 15 Jackson. 
Thornton Lymau, packer, h. I'A Jackson. 
Thorp B, Frank, marble engraver, bds. 42 Water, 
Thorp Frederick, mason, h. 01 Chnrch. 
Thurman Christopher, laborer, bds. 42 Main. 
Thurman John, {cold) laborer, 12 Lake. 
Tibbitts Elizabeth B., student, h. 15 Miclilgan Av. 
Tiohelar Jacobus, laborer, h, 90 North. 
Tieleman Cornelius, blacksmith, h. 19:i R. Biirdiok. 
Tierney Patrick G., blackamitli, 32 Pitclitir, h. 172 Kalamazoo 

Tierney Mary, milliner, bds. 172 Kalamazoo Av. 
Tink \Vmiam, h. 14 First 
Tink William, teamster, h. 49 Portico. 
Titus Edwin P., carpenter, h. 57 Cedar. 
Titus Franklin, carpenter, h. 55 Michigan Av. 
Titus Itobert E., carpenter, h. rear 50, Michigan Av. 
Titus Sarah A., weaver, bds. 87 Michigan Av. 
Tivnan Patrick, olerk, bds. Kail Koad Exchange. 
Todd Enos S.. farmer, h. 11 Comstock Iload. 
Todd ITrank, clerk, Kalamazoo House. 
Tolls F. S; l.iborer, h. Grand Rapids Road. 
Tnmlinson William A., (Anstin <fe T.,) h 72 S. Park. 
Toonder Isaac, laborer, h. 12-t North. 
TORKEY GEORGE, Compositor and Notary Public, h. 77 

Tourje Alba, blacksmith, bds. 27 N. Hose. 
Towns Mary, bds. 5 Water, 
Tracy Ellen, school teacher, bds. 29 S. Burdick. 
Trask Betsey, bds. 17 S, Rose. 
Trask Luther H., 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 H., principal High School, h. 57 Cedar. 
Triskett Frederick F., clerk, bds. 9 S. Rose. 
Trowbridge & Bassett, (JeromeB.T.& George H, B.,) grocers, 

104 Main. 
Trowbridge Jerome B., (T, & Bassett,) bds 25 South, 
Trowbridge Silas, farmer, h. 35 South. 
True Mrs, S., dress and cloak makei", 13 Pitcher. 

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True Samuel, constable, h. 13 Pitcher. 

Tryon Mary, h.5 Eaat Cedar. 

Tucker William, (cofd) blacksmith, h. 72 Willard. 

TurnbiiU David, engineer at Asylum, h, 63 Asylum Av, 

Turner Anderson J7, (col'd) barber, witb George W. Nickles. 

Turner Charles P., b^er, bda. 2 East Cedar. 

Turner Etta W., bds. 48 S. Pai-k 

Turner George, carpenter, h. 9 Keed. 

Tamer James, baker and confectioner, 13 N. Burdick, h. 74 

Turner, Jerome B., clerk, h. II 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 II., 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 I'orlage, h. 76 S, Robp. 
Tyrrell & Button, ( Constantiue O. T., & Elisha B.,) meat 

market, 168 Main. 
Tyrrell Constantine O., (T. A; Button,) h, 13 Uutton. 
Tyrrell Job, h. 13 Uutton. 
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 I£oad. 
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, Ko. 100 Main Street, 2d tloor, Kalamasoo, Michigan. 



Valentine Jonathan, { Chapman ife V,) h. rear T, P. Sheldon 

A Co'fl Bank. 
Valkenaar Rev. John J., missionary, h. 3S Oak. 

Valin Norbart, stone cutter, h. 22 Cooley. 

Vauantwerpt John, laborer, h. 5 Johnson. 

Van Antwerpt Richard C, shoemaker, h. C4 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. 
Vail De Kreeke Jaoob, 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 Poliler Peter, mason, bds. 23 Wall. 
Vanderburg Annie, domestic, 206 M^n. 
Vanderburg Cornelia, h, 22 Wall. 
Vanderburg Cornelius, mason, h. 24 Wall. 
Vanderburg Evert, laborer, bda. 22 Wall. 
Vanderburg Gertrude, domestic, 22 Cedar. 
Vanderburg Jacob, mason, bds. 22 Wall. 
Vanderburg Marenus. peddler, h. 88 Kalama/oo Av. 
Vandercook Michael, travelling agent, h 37 N. I'ark. 
Vanderd off Thomas, pdnter, bde 45 John. 
Van dergoef John A., laborer, h. 33 Davis. 
Vanderhoetf William, laborer, h. 33 Wall. 
Vanderhook Jacob, trunk maker, bds. 3 Wall. 
Vanderhorst Jemima, bds. 63 John, 
Vanderlinder Abram, carpenter, h. 151 Vine. 
Vandermeydor Cornelius, laborer, h. 65 John. 
Vanderoelde Henry, carriage painter, h. 59 John. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are AgenU 



Van Deusen E. H., M. D , Medical Supt, Michigan Asylum for 

the Insane, 
Vandever Henry, carnage painter, h. 59 John. --■'- ■ 

VAN DEVOORT li. BALDWIN, boarding house, 105 

Van Devoort John H., h. 105 Water. 
Van Devoort Miaa Loo., biis. 105 Water. 
Van Dewalker Mrs. Lawrence, h. 42 Poi'tage. 
Van Dixhoorn Cornelius V., painter, bds. 16 Balch. 
Van Dixhoorn Josias, finisher, h. 16 Balcli. 
Van Droep DeLos, butcher, bds. 45 Walnut, 
Vandyke Alice, milliner, bds. 35 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. Eurdick. 
Van Haust, Cornelius, laborer, h, 10 Humphrey. 
Van Holden John, laborer, h, 40 Oak. 
VanJioover Peter, laborer, h. 68 N. West. 
Vanhousen Thomas, lal>orer, h. 3-3 Bur Oak. 
Vankcrsen James J., grocer, 40 Main, h. 38 Main. 
Van Kirk John S., overseer National Park, 151 Portage, h. 

Vanlandegend Peter, finisher, bds. 13 Wall. 

Van Lente Cornelius, laborer, h. 64 Jolin. 

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 11., 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 Love!. 

Vanneryu Hendrick, laborer, h. 35 Wall. 

Vanpeenen William P., laborer, bds. 7 Burton. 

Vanreep Martin, laborer, h 19 Wall, 

Van VIeet I'eter P., clerk, bds. 184 Main. 

Vanwart Ellen M., milliner, bds. 17 Wheaton Av. 

Vanwart Reuben Z., bds. 17 Wheaton Av. 

Vanzant Hiram, farmer, rear 264 S. Burdiclj. 

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. 

Eor the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Go's. 



Wholesale Grocers, 




Crockery, Crlass-waro, Lamps, 

Chun del iers. Table Cutlery & Honse-keeping Goods. 
Pap eir^lSaiig tugs, Boirdeinsi &e,t 

103 MAirsr STREET, Kdlamazoo. 

Farmu, City Low, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



Van Zolenburg & Brother, {Reyer & Jacob,} grocerB, 112 

Vau Zolenburg Jacob, (V & Brother,) h. 112 Ransom. 
Van Zolenburg Ileyer, (V. & Brother,) h. 112 lianeom. 
Vary Ja<!ob, painter, h. 85 Edwards. 
Vastbinder Charles, currier, bds. 92 Ransom. 
Vastbinder Gilbert S., currier, h. 92 Ransom, 
Voyon Rosa, domestic, 35 N. Rose. 
Vedder Ifellie, domestic, Kalamazoo Hoose. 
Veeder Louis C, currier, h. 9 Cherry. 
Verberg Geerard, clerk, bds. 28 Axtell. 
Verberg Mary, domestic, 62 Lovel. 
Vyrberg Peter, laborer, h. 17 Johnson. 
Verberg Simon, laborer, h. 28 Axtell. 
Verceis Cornelius, planer, bds. 3 Wall. 
Vergan Martha, (col'd) cook, 184 Main. 
Verhaf^e AdHan, 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. 33 S. Burdick. 
Vincent Edward B,, builder, h. Ill Lovel. 
Vincent Harvey, mason, h. 19 Locust. 
Vine Ellen, domestic, 1 1 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. 
Von dertl' Thomas, carriage painter, bds. 59 John. 
Vonderon John R , laborer, bds. 82 N. Burdick. 

Rose, h. 46 N. Rose. 
Vonhosen Cornelia, h. 22 Wall. 
Voorhcx Horace, bds. Cottage Hall Hotel. 
Vosburgh Alsa, dress maker, bds. 80 Kalama^^oo Av. 
Vosburgh Albert T., wagon maker, h. 91 Edwards. 
Vosburg Elsie, seamstress, bds. 78 Kalamazoo Av, 
Vosburgh William B., former, 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. 

0. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 



Wadsworth Jamos A., h, 25 Cooley. 
Wadsworth Permeiia, h. 71 Grand Uapids Road. 

Wagar Frankie E,, student, 50 Seininary, re.n. Texas. 
W&g&T Dweliy, (Babcock & W.,) livery and boarding stable, 
■2S N. Rose, bds. 17 Church. 

Wagner Frank, harness maker, bds. 92 N. Burdick. 

Wagnei- 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. 

Watden James, blacksmith, bda. 114 Kalamazoo Av. 

Walker Dexter, farmer, h. Grand Rapids Road. 

Walker Etiza, domestic, Kalamazoo House. 

Walker John W., carpenter, h. 14 Spring- 
Walker Mary, bds. 105 Lovel. 

Walker Matilda, h. 51 Ransom. 

Walker Sarah, domestic, KaIama7.oo House. 

Walker William, teamster, bda. 59 South. 

W.ill Clarence, student, 50 Seminary, res. Constantiiie. 

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 Bur Oak. 

Walter Agnes S., student, 50 Seminary, res. Battle Creek. 

Walter Eliza J., h. 11 Jasper, 

Walter Emma, student, 50 Seminary. 

Waller Jacob, cooper, h. 59 N. Burdick. 

Walter James A., vice president 1st National Bank and post 
master, h. 44 Port^e. 

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 Prank. 

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. 

O N & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 



Warner George II., 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 Kliza, h. 7 Lake. 

Warren Henry M., (King & W.,) h. 222 Main. 

Warren John, (col'il ) laborer. bdB 10 Water. 

WaiTeii John, packer, bds. 7 Lake. 

Warren Milea L., baggage miister, M. C. R. R., h. 1*2 Har- 

Warren Thomas, teamster, bds, 7 Lake. 

Warren William, teacher, bds. IS Pearl. 

Warren William H., warehonseman, bds. 7 Lake. 

Wai-son Lafayette, farmer, h. 71 Gi'and Rapids Road. 

Waterbury Aaron M., (Lapham & W.,) bds. 65 S. Burdick. 

Waterbury Aubrey D., clerk, bds. 65 S. Burdick. 

Waterbury Daniel, (W. & Miller,) h. 65 S. Burdick. 

Waterbiny & Miller, (Daniel W. & Cornelius M.,) meat market, 
160 Main, and 39 N. Burdick. 

Waterbury William, leather dealer, 65 Main, h. 1 Porter. 

Waterman Dower, former, 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, former, h. 60 Church. 

Watkins Cyrus O,, former, h. 60 Church. 

Watkins Vt'llliam W., portrait painter, h. 97 Lovel. 

Watson Hiram C, carris^e maker, h. 99 Water. 

Watson Jeri-y, conductor, h. 5 Second. 

Watson Mary, domestic, 45 N. Rose. 

Watson Louise, dress makei', bds. 77 South. 

Wattles Myrtle, ( Richai-dson & W.,) li. 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 Mon-is, cabinet maker, h. 84 Walnut, 

Webb Isaac M., clerk, h. ^0 Lovel, 

Webb James E., patent right dealer, bds. 32 portage. 

Webb Louis K., student, Kalamazoo College. 

Weber Cliristian, (W. & Schilling,) h. 45 Portage. 

Weber & Schilling, (Christian W. & Louis S.,) grocers, 13 

Webster Ar^tina D., teacher, Michigan Female Seminary. 

Webster Chai-ies L., clerk, bds. 73 S, Burdick. 

Rent, are Agls, for Underwriters, Security, and other Ina, Go's. 



Webster ChiHon E., foreman LovelandV Livery Sbablo, h. if 

Webster Elka, school teacher, bds. 63 S, Burdick. 

Webster James, bds. 148 Vine. 

Webster Julia, domestic, 27 Button. 

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 Button. 

Weeks James W., h. 71 Academy. 

Weidner Joseph, restaurant, 92 N. Burdick, h. same. 

Weimer Henry F., (W, & Rummler,) h. 5 Henrietta. 

Weimer & Rummler, (Henry F. W. & Joseph J. R.,} merchant 

tailors, 139 Main. 
Weis Mary, domestic, 10 Ileod. 
Wcis Phillip, laborer, h. 127 Frank, 
Welch Thomas, errand boy, bds, 6 South. 
Weich William, carpenter, bds. 45 Lovel- 

Wetls Alien G., Asa't Supt. St. Joseph V. li, R., bds. Kal. Ho^ise. 
Wetis Aimer H., clerk, bds. 10 S. Rose. 
Wells Almond H., carpenter, bds. 39 Main. 
Wells Fannie, student, 50 Seminary, res. Constantine. 
Welle 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, Oonstantinc. 
Wells John, student, bds. 75 Academy. 
Wells John H., aUerift; h. 10 S. Rose. 
Wells John S., h. 30 Main. 
Wells Maria, dress maker, bds. 92 S. Burdick. 
Wells Mason, baggs^e master, St, J. V,, K, A. &, G, II. K, It.. 

bds. Farmer's Home, 
Wells Mrs. P. C, nurse, 220 Main, 
Welsh & Hays, (William L, W. & Algernon S. II.,) cigars 4 

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 0., traveling agt,, h. 102 Vine, 
West Charles, (ool'd) laborer, h. 32 Pitcher. 
West Nancy, (coi'd) domestic, 18 Cedar. 
Westbrook Milton, dentist, h, 216 Kalamazoo Av. 
Western Union Telegraph, George D, Kellogg, manager, 10 S. 

O, N. A T, F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 



WcNtfall Peter V., architect A builder, h. 123 Viae. 

Weston John, carpenter, h. 133 S. Burdick. 

Weston Vernum, telegraph repairer, M. C. R. R , bdw. 184 Main. 

Weyburn William W., physician, G N. Burdick, h. 18 South. 

Whaley George W., carpenter, h. 61 H. I'ark. 

Wiieaton Albert L., teamster, b- 65 S. Rose. 

Wheaton Ohar]esH.,studeat, Kalamazoo College, ms. Cassopolia. 

Wheaton Mrs. William G., physician, 21 S. West. 

Wheatou Solon T., carpenter, h. 1 Michigan Av. 

Wheaton Ulysses, carpenter, h. 273 Main. 

Wheaton Warren, bds. 273 Main. 

Wheaton William U., civil engineer, h. 27 S. West. 

Wheeler Charles, blacksmith, bds. 15 Pine. 

Wheeler Edward, gardener, h. 10 Reed. 

Wheeler George IL, teamster, h. 8 ItaiiBom. 

Wheeler Michael J., moulder, h, rear 87 North, 

Wheeler Mrs. C, C, bds, 64 Academy. 

Wheeler Kamuel K,, h. 53 N. West. 

Wheeler Hidney, carpenter, h. 17 Oak. 

Whipple Albert, carpenter, bds. 60 N. Park. 

Whipple Frank, bds, 13 Lovel. 

Whipple George E., clerk, bds. 13 Lovel. 

Whipple H. W., custom boot manul,, 35 N. Burdick, h, 13 Ix)vel. 
■ Whitcomb Delia, h. 42 S. Park. 

Wliitcomb John, cooper, h. 74 llansom. 

Whitcomb LeGrand, h. 28 Poitage. 

Whitcomb Mrs. L. W., 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, omnibus driver, bds. 1 Cherry. 

White M. Ann. bds. 10 W^ater. 

White Robert, (col'd) laborer, bds. 23 Lovel. 

Whitney E, W., foreman Kal. I'aper Mills, h. 240 S. Burdick. 

Whitney Emma, tailoress, h. 4 Walnut. 

Whitney Kstolla B.. dress maker, bds. 240 S, Burdick. 

Whitney Wm., soap & candles, 10 Asylum Av., h. 75 Mich. Av. 

Whittemore Benjamin, yardman, Sheridan House. 

Whitwoi-th Matilda, h, lU Water. 

Wilbor Henry D,, h. 86 S. Rose. 
• Wilbur Henry L,, clerk, bds. Burdick House. 

Wilbur Mrs. H. L., dress maker, 131 Main, bds. Burdick Hoa«. 

Wilcox Josiah, constable, h. 5 Main. 

Wilcox Mary E., milliner, bds. 5 Main. 

Wjlke Lena, washerwoman, Sheridan House. 

Are Affta, for the jEtna, Home, City Fire, and other In« Co'a. 



Willcins Matilda, (coi'd) cook, bds. 10 Walbridge. 

Wilkinson Nulsoii J., butohei', bds. 187 Kulamazoo Av. 

Wilkinson Wm. meat market, 1!) Portage, h, 187 Kalamazoo Av. 

Wilkidon Beujamiii, (ool'd) mason, bds. 127 Portage. 

WilkM Klias, mason, h. 117 S. Burdjck. 

Willard Agnes, domestic, 57 Lovel. 

Willard Mary, domeyiic, 31 South. 

Wilbox Frederick W., dru^rgiHt, 141 Main h. 63 Lovel. 

Willet Nctlie C, student, oO Seminary, res. St. Louia, 

Willey Samut^l, porter, liabmazoo House. 

WilliamB Henianun, painter, li. <> Pitcber. 

Williams Hra^tey S., farmer, li. 102 S. Burdick. 

WilliamM Charles G , shoe mWter, bds. 54 N. Park, 

Williams Charles 0-, painter, bds. 6 Pitcher. 

Williams Kdward, bds. 50 S. Park. 

Williams German, laborer, bds. i!7 Humphrey. 

Willi-ms Harvey W., student, Kal. College, res. Prairieville. 

Williams Henry A., painter, h. 31 Cooley. 

Williams John, painter, h. 5 Potter. 

Williams John K, earri^e trimmer, bds. 35 N. Rose. 

WilliamM Jonas B., painter, bds. (J Pitcher. 

Williams Mrs. Anna C, siipl. domestic department, Michigan 

Kfm.iie Seminary. 
WilliamKon llobort, clerk, bds. SO South. 
Willis Kli/^beth, domestic, 8 South. 

Willison J, Mclvin, Htudeut, Kal. College, res. Hickory Comers. 
Willmarlh Eli/ji J., bds. 2 Michigan Ai. 
Willdon Martin, h. 07 South. 
Wilsey Erasmus, cooper, h. 108 Water, 

Wilson A. & G„ { Alfred & Gilbert,) leather and hides, O.-i Main. 
Wilson Alfred, (A. & G Wilson,) b. 42 South. 
Wilson Ann A., seamstreHs, bds. 101 North. 
Wilson Asaph, painter, h. 65 Michifffln Av. 
Wilson & Brotber, ( Thomas «& Jonathan,) proprs. Wilson's Iron 

Works, 4'2 Kleanor. 
Wilson Gilbert, (A & G. Wilson,) h. 42 South, 
Wilson Hilton, b. Irtl North. 
Wilson Jonathan. ( Wilson & Brothei ,) h. 8 Oak. 
Wilson Martha, seamstress, bds. 101 North 
Wilson Nellie E., dress maker, bds. 101 North. 
Wilson Orrin E., barber, bds. 42 Main. 
Wilson Robert J., moulder, bds. 101 North. 
Wils(m Thomas, (Wilson & Brother,) h. 178 Kalamawio Av. 
Wilson William M., farmer, h. 114 Kalamazoo Av. 
Wiman Truman, insurance agt., h. 5 Catherine. 
Winans 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 Josepfi B., teumstei', li. 70 Cedar. 

Wing Julia A., h. 20 Portage. 

Wiiislow George C, snrveyor bd« SS Cherry. 

Wiuslow George W. & Co (Geo \\ W. & John P. Miller,) 

proprH, steam marble woiKs lo ai d 17 Portage. 
Winslow George W., (Geo W WinUow & Co.,} h. Stl Cherry. 
Wiugenstine Annie E., h 7S N hutdck. 
Woicott Addis K,, bds. 31 Pitchtr 
Woleott Edward G., carpenter h —J b Burdick. 
WoJeott Jmnie. bds. ^20 Miin 
Woleott Miss M. J., bds. 2_S Mam 
Wolcolt Warren, bJe. '242 & Burdick 
Wolf Andrew, tailor, h. G7 \ i c 

Wolfe Carrie St. F,, student, 50 heminary, res. Constaiitine. 
Wolter Peter, tailor, h. 172 N. Burdiuk. 
Wonzor Virginia, (col'd) washerwoman, h. 45 Willard. 
Wood Albert P., bds. 42 S. Burdidi. 
Wood Eli/a, saleswoman, bds. 42 S. Burdick. 
Wood Klizabeth, bds. 89 North. 
Wood Emily, music teacher, h. 42 S. Burdick. 
Wood Emma D., school teacher, bd.'!, 114 Academy. 
Wood Francis, laborer, h. 89 North, 
Wood Gilbert, clerk, bds. S7 Water. 
Wood Henry, (P.ireons & W.,) h. 72 South. 
Wood h-A, bds. 5(i .South. 
Wood Julia, domestic, 77 S. Burdick. 
Wood R, & Co., (liollin W., James H. Spendlove & Thomas 

Fletcher,) paints oils, glass, <fec., 59 Water. 
Wood liollin, (K. W. & Co.,) bds. City Hotel. 
Wood Smith L., farmer, h. Asylum Av. 
Wood Susan 1j., music teacher, h. 42 S, Burdick. 
Wood William, bds. 42 S. Burdick, 

Wood William A., Prest. Mich, Kat. Bank, h, 50 South. 
Wood William P., warehouse man, h. 149 N. Burdick. 
Woodnrd Jonathan, h, 2 Michigan Av. 
Woodbridge James, clerk at Asylum, h. 59 S. West. 
Woodbury Caleb, bds. 91 South. 
Woodburv, Edward, miller, bds. 191 Main. 
Woodhury J. P., b, 191 Main. 

Woodford M. D., Supt. Mich. Central Telegraph, bda. 78 South. 
Woodhams Bro's, ( Wm. H, & Henry F.,) musical merchandise, 

40 N. Burdick. 
Woodhams Edwin, machinist, bds. 21 Bur Oak. 
Woodhams Frank, bds. 19 Bur Oak. 
Woodh.am8 Frederick, h. 19 Bur Oak. 

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



Woodhams Henry F., (Woodhama Bro's,) bda. 50 Water. 

WoofJliatns William H., ( Woodhama Bro'a,) h. 50 Water. 

Woodruff Miirlt, finisher, bda. Sli Cedar. 

Woodruff Nelson, painter, h. 33 Cedar. 

Woods Maila, h. 109 Water. 

Woods John, bda. Citj Hotel. 

Woods William P., laborer, bda. 34 Wall. 

Woodward, Earl, student, bds. 7 Second. 

Woodward Frederick E., insurance agt , h. 1 Woodward Av, 

Woodward Marion A , atndent, 50 Seminary. 

Woolsey Henry, shoemaker, bds. iJO Main. 

Wortley Alfred C jeweler, 120 Main, bda. 35 South. 

Wortley J. Henry, bds. 33 S. Burdick. 

Wrey Jacob V., laborer, bds. 38 Locnat. 

Wright Annie J., atudent, bda. 42 S. Rose. 

Wright Aabery, porter, bds. 42 Main. 

Wright Charlea A., laborer, bda. 42 Main. 

Wright Charlea H., bda. 99 Water. 

Wright Esther, h. 66 Church. 

Wright Gilman, carriage malter, h. 61 John. 

Wright Henry C, book keeper, h. 18 Johnson. 

Wright John, laborer, h. 43 Michigan Av. 

Wright Johii, carriage smith, bds Cottage Hall Uoiel. 

Wright Joseph W., bds. I Woodward Av. 

Wright Marietta, aeamstreas, bds. 21 Dutton. 

Wright Miranda, h. 99 Water, 

Wright Silas, shoemaker, bds. 4 Edwards. 

Wromdick Ellen, domestic, 29 South. 

Wyckoff Joseph B., miller, h. 07 Lovel. 

Wye koff Kittle, atudent, bds. 07 Ivovel, 

Wyman Ramey, blacksmith, h. 104 Ransom. 

Wymau Clark, brick maker, h. 267 Main. 

Yonkerman Garrit, laborer, h. 15 Wall. 
York Marvin C, dealer in p:itents, bds. 32 Portage. 
Young GeoJ'go L., harness maker, bds. City Hotel. 
Young Men's Christian Association Rooms, 111 Main. 
Young Men's Library Association Rooms, 117 Miun. 
Yupa Cornelius, laborer, bda. l.'i Grant 


Zeedyk Cornelius, laborer, h. 3 Burton. 

Zesing Frederick, engineer, h. 52 N. Park. 

Zimmerman James, R. R. contractor, 89 Main, rea. Paris, Camida 

Zopf Chriatopher, teamster, h. 38 Ransom. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



Manufacturer and Dealer ii 



Hatter (£e Furrier. 

Hepairing and Altering Furs, 

Cash Paid for Shipping Furs. 

O. N, & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 

J by Google 


Print, Colergd, 



Cash paid for Rags and Old Papsrs, 

IVo. 73 MAinr STKBKT, 


F- M. LYON. G. S. LYON. 



Gents' Fumisliiiig Goods, 

Mo. if lortb Inrilel Street, 

Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

0. N, & T, F. GIDDINGS draw Wills. DeoUs, Morlgagea, Con- 




BitrnsK. & J. D., 147 Main. 


Booth & House, 123 Main. 

Bostwick J. H., 147 Main. 

Ue Yoe Edwin W., 3 S. Burdicli. 

GIDDINGS O. N. & T. F., 100 Main. 

Hawcs Josiah L., 126 Main. 

Merrill, MeConrtie & Brown, 19 S. Burdick. 

Snover George W., 3 S. Burdick. 


Booher Frederick, 12S Main. 
Booth & House, 123 Main. 
Bostwick J. H., 147 Main. 
Burns li. & J. D , 147 Main. 

De Yoe Edwin W., :j. S. Burdiok- 
GIDDINGS O. N. & T. F., 100 Main. 
Hawes Josiah L., 126 Main. 


Dodge George & Co., 39 N. Rose. 

Landon W. 11. & Bi'other, corner Portage and Winsted. 

Lawrence W. S. & Co., 21 N. Hone corner Water. 


Appleton & Bills, SI Water. 

Bndd Albert II, 257 Main. 

Bush & Paterson, 76 N. Burdick. 


Dame Woodbury, 98 Lovel. 

Essebaegers John J., 31 Pitcher. 

Fay Julius W., 92 Wnter. 

Fay Francis C, 92 Water. 

GroBvenor Lemuel D., 92 Water, 

Henika James, 42 South. 

Hopkins Mathew, 19 Cedar. 

tracts, ifec, No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich, 


McCormict James, 55 Cedar. 

Prior Slougliton, 72 Vine. 

Hiind Orrin B., OS Knlainnzoo Av. 


Vincent Edward B., Ill Level. 


Amperse Maronns, corner Kalamazoo Av. and Wa 

(Jault Charles N., ICC Main. 

Har[an Frank, 07 Main. 

Jentsch Frederick. Sll Main. 

Plants & Co., 184 Main. 

8chaberg Herman H., lOii S. Burdick, 

Turner James, 13 N. Burdiok. 

First National Bank, 123 Main. 

Howard A. & Co , 114 Main. 
Lino Josi'pli, Burdi(!k House. 
Marsala Frank G., 9^ Main. 
Nickles Goorge W., H N. Burdibk. 
Uolson & Bass, 140 Main, bisement. 
Seiler William, 12 S. Biii-diek, basement. 
Stafford George W., l.>0 Main, basement. 
Van De Polder Jacob, Sheridan Honse. 

mi.Ii PO»>TER. 

McCARTHV JOHN, Telegraph Office. 


Babcock & VVagar, 22 N. Rose. 
Barrows William P., 109 Lovel. 
I)e Kam Antono, 141 S. Burdiek. 
Franooise Isaac, 72 Kalamazoo A v. 
Hodgman H, C , 29 N. Rose. 
Lyman Henry D., 31 N. Rose. 
McSweeny Terrance, 30 N. Rose. 
Paris Isaac, 26 N. Rose. 
Bookits John, 58 N. West. 
Stacey & Case, 37 Eleanor. 
Tierney Patrick G., 32 Pitcher. 

O. N. A T. F. GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insuran«f 



Gillespie Micajah T., 131 Main. 


Allen John B., 35 Main. 
Budd Stephen, 9 S. liose. 
Brown Samuel, 4'J Main. 
Bnah Orra, 50 S. Park. 
Camp Sarah, 14 S Vine. 
Campbell Elizabeth It., 29 S. Burdiuk, 
Christman Mre. J., 23 Edwards. 
Cook Washington W,, 30 N. Park. 
COOK JANE, Si Wat«r. 
Davis Asa, 44 Water. 
Decker Basilus, 102 Kalamazoo Av. 
Eagelton William, 65 Water. 
Eaton Annie S., 11 Carmel. 
Fish Hannah, 142 ICalamazoo Av. 
Gault Charles N., 35 N. Hose. 
Hanks George E., 17 Church. 
Havenga Edward H., 59 Water. 
Hays Sarah K., 45 Lovel. 
Marring Elka A„ 13 N. West. 
McLin Wilham H., 13 Cherry. 
Muehleck Anthony J., 34 Alain. 
Nixon Justus, 49 Water. 
Payne James C, 39 Main. 
Perry Mary, 184 Main. 
Quinby Adaline, 76 Academy. 
Band^ai Eliza, 31 Pitcher. 
Koe Jane, 37 Water. 
Russell Ann L., 57 S. Burdick. 
Sebring Mi-s. D. A., 32 Portage- 
Sherman Alfred, 44 S. West. 
Simpson Mrs. Henry J., (coi'd,) 26 Main. 
Sleght Cyrus S., 27 Church, 
Stevens Pelick, 199 Main. 
Sturtevant Mrs. Delia E., 196 Main. 
Swift Mary E., 33 S. Burditik. 
VAN DEVOOIiT li. BALDWIN, 105 Water. 


Beerstecher Charles A,, 12 S. Burdick. 


Bavtiett Azel E,, 142 Main. 

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


Kemiictttta, 40 N. Burdick. 
Robert & Hillhouse, 148 Main. 
Shakespeare William, 126 Main. 
WagQer Jacob K., 141 Main. 


A^ens Charles H., 93 Main. 

Appkdorn F. B. & Sons, 31 N. Burdick. 

Bennett S. O. &. Sons, 111 Maiu. 

Born Samuel, 4^ Oak. 

Bums v., 65 Main. 

Hagide Peter, 74 Kalamazoo Av. 

Hnitscomb Charles D., 143 Main, 

Hofer Leopold, 84 Main 

I»beli & Dayton, Hi) Main. 

Miller Michael, 21 N. Burdick. 

O'Brien Joseph, 11 S. Bnrdick. 

Sharp Joseph, (col'd,) 74 llan^om. 

Simpson Henry J , (col'd,) 26 Main. 

Tyndail Anthony F., 14 Fortage. 

Whipple George W., 35 N. Biirdick. 


Baumann N. & Co., 4r) Michigan Av. 
Judge George, 82 North. 
Locher Barney, {{ Walnut 
Sehroeder Henry, 69 Kalamaaoo Av. 
Taylor Thackwray & Co., 6 Lake. 


Lapliam Susan, 68 Walnut, 

liichniond Benjamin V., Ill Kalamazoo Av. 

Titus Sarah A., 87 Michigan Av. 


Burrell Brothers, 192 Main. J. B. & Co., 14 Eleanor, cor. Hose. 

Starkey Lewis C, 19 Eleanor. 

Vaneest Henry, 11 Main. 


Alexander Lu/ern H., 36 N. Rose. 
Bissell, Son & Barrett, 174 Main. 
Cobb T. S., Son & Co., 102 Main. 
Stevens Henry M., 12 Fortage, 
Warner Thomas, 172 Main. 

0. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS p.iy Tasea, colled Debts, are Agenta 



Bryant Bjron 11., Sfi Miun. 

Hathaway tStephen C, 35 Main. 
Stimaon Fane her, 2(> Lake. 
Strinibeck Francis M., 27 Jackson. 
Traak Luther, 127 Main. 
Wheaton William G., 'J7 S. West. 


Beehe * Scott, Klfj Jlain. 
Cohn Morris, 12!) Main, 
Craniur Hejer, 113 Main. 
Friedman Emit, Agt., l-lii Main. 
Hirschfeld George, 118 Main. 
Jennings John !>., H Portage. 
Heligmau & Co., IW) Main. 
Underwoods, 27 N. Burdick. 
Weiiner & Huniinler, 139 Main. 


Gilmer Nelson, 23 Jiickson. 
Hecktcnwald Michael. 77 North. 
ItohJHchung Joseph, 29 Church. 

Bannister Burr, 117 Main. 
Grimea P. S., 123 Main. 
King Edwaid J., 109 Main. 
MetcaU" Abraham T., 103 Main. 
SiUlings Ilervey, 122 Main. 

Burlingham N. FL, 9.S Water. 
Dewing & Kont, 152 Kahmiitzoo Av, 
Kelloy^ & Holtenhouse, 5C N. Burdiek. 
KnerrA. & S., 5 Cooley. 


Ames Mrs. Henry C, 14S Main. 
Beekwith Mrs. J. C, 51 Main. 
Cable Mrs. John, 67 B. Biirdick. 
Coe Betsey E , 21 S. Biudick. 
Covell Emma K., 121 Water, 
Dudbridge Sarah B., 174 Main. 
Eldrige Emily G., ICO Main. 
Green Clara, 7 l'ott«r. 
Harris Fanny, 13 Pyarl. 

;a, Philadelphia, and other 


Howard Mary, 185 Main. 
McClaren Mrs. Emma, 110 Ransom. 
McClellen Maggie, 20 Dutlon. 
Mitchell Emchne J., 2 Michigan A v. 
Morley Mrs. William, 17 Cherry. 
Kice Mrs. George D., 7 South. 
True Mrs. S., 13 Pitcher. 
Wells Maria, 92 S. Burdlck. 
Wilbur Mrs. H. L., 131 Main. 


Babcouk Isaiah J., 31 N. Bnrdick. 
Clapham James P., 106 Main. 
Cornell Henry A , 116 M^n. 
d'Arcambal Charles S., 1S2 Main. 
Johnson & Sheldon, 144 Main. 
Krymer Wesley, 6 Portage, 
lioberta tfe Hillhouse, 14K Main. 
WillcOY Fredrick W., Ul JVIaii.. 


Clark William B. & Son, 131 Main. 
Colt George & Co., 127 Main, 
Tsrael M. 4 Co., 147 Main. 
Kidder & Bmen, 103 Main. 
Munger, ChampHn & Co., 135 Mnin. 
Parker George W., 139 Main. 
Perrin & Bishop, 107 Main. 
Itobson J. & Bro., 140 Main. 
liosenbaum Sam , S S. Burditk. 

UVKRN ANI> .<u:Ol.-Ri:R»i. 



Allcott Mrs. Deborah, HO Allcolt. 
Bowdlear William A., 1U7 N. Burdick. 
Browne B. M. & Bro., W2 Main. 
Cook & Thomas, 111 N. Bnrdick. 
Dunbiir G^. E & Co., 30 S. Burdick. 
Fish George W., 86 Main. 
Grandjean & Labar, 54 Kalamazoo Av. 
Merrill & McCourtie, 19 S. Burdick. 
Stirling Oliver L.. 91 Main. 
Sherman Caleb, Cooper Road. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS draw Wills. Deeds, Mortgages, Con- 



Allard Ross, Comer Cooley & Eleanor. 
Allen Chnrles O., 5!) S. West. 
Allen Zenas E., '29 N. Biirdick. 
Carder Gilbert & Co., 133 Mmh. 
Oarland John G., 21 Main, 
lieidsema Jacob, 85 Miun. 
liodiger AiiguBt, 20 Tx)cust. 
Kodiger Hei-man, 13 Portage. 

rvtt UEAI.F.B8. 

Albrecht Anton, 98 Main. 
Martin Charles, 118 S. Burdick. 
Parker H. S,, 137 Main. 


Appleby WilHam W., 29 Davis. 

Cave John, Jr., 125 S. West. 

Cliapin William !>., 114 Water. 

Dunkley Joseph, 32 Pearl. 

Oliver Adam, (landscape,) near Asylum. 

Oliver William, (landscape,) 288 Main. 


Abraham John, 38 John. 

Ailing Lawrence, 16i Kalamazoo Av. 

Amperse Marenua, 6G Kalamazoo Av. 

Ashby & Goss, 14 S. Burdick. 

Baas Paul, 13 Wall. 

Bassett & Bates, (wholesale,) 100 Main. 

Beebe & Finch, 180 Main. 

Begge John, 82 Ransom. 

Bell Charles, 124 Main. 

Bissell. Son & Barrett, 174 Main. 

Bixby Bros., 89 N. Burdick. 

Boekeloo Henry, 87 Poi-tage. 

BoUes George N., 31 Cedar. 

BoughtoD Elmer A , 43 S. West. 

Chapman & Valentine, 82 Main. 

Clark Levi A., 231 Main. 

Daniels J. B., 25 Portage. 

Davis Asbury C., 47 Lociist. 

Davis P. C. & Son, 136 Main. 

Desenberg B. & Co., (wholesale,) 115 and 121 Main. 

Desenberg Moses, 80 N. Burdick. 

Dodge Jasper N., 16 S. Burdick. 

tracts, &c., No. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Mich. 



Eagles Henry, 137 Portage. 

Kbeling Honry, 64 Walnut. 

Fish tfc Crane, 13 S. Burdick. 

Gault Charles N., 166 Main. 

Gregory Frances P., '29 John. 

Groesbeek S. O. ife Ero., 164 Main. 

Hadnett William, S^J N. Burdick. 

Herrliiiger Leonard, 39 l-'2 Portage. 

Hoedemaker John, 111 liansom. 

Hoke Andrew, 104 North. 

Hooper Joseph, 42 North. 

Hubbard, Dolloway & Co., 29 N. Burdick. 

Krymer William W., 18 S. Burdick. 

Lage ytephen, 113 S Bui-dick. 

Long Philip A., 128 Kalamazoo av. 

Moore Josepli, 11 Portage. 

Ranney Alfred II., 24 N. Burdick. 

lica John, 170 Main. 

liogei-s Isaac, la8 Main. 

Schaberg Herman II , 10,^ S. Burdiok. 

Sterlin|f Oliver L., 91 Main. 

Stone Frantsis S., 150 Main. 

Trowbridge & Bassett, H)4 Main. 

Vankersea James J., 40 Main. 

Van Zolenburg & Brother, 112 PanBora. 

Warner Thomas, 172 Main. 

Weber & Schilling, 13 Portage. 

Allen James L., I!! N, Burdick. 
Jannasch Charles F., 6y Main, 


Alexander Lusorn II., 80 Water. 
Coleman Genrgis W., 140 Main, 
Dudley & White, 146 Main. 
Hawkins Seward, 178 Main. 
Howard Robert K., 138 Main. 
Parsons & Wood, 125 Main. 
Perrin Joel J. & Co., 12^ Main. 


Cleenewerck Ben)amin, 55 Water. 
Everard John H.,' 17 1-2 N. Burdick. 
Prankish Charles, 33 N. Burdick. 
Green James, 38 N, Burdick. 

O. N, & T. P. GIDDINGS, Real E^^tate and General Insurance 



Pershall William, 23 Portage. 
Phillipa F. & Bio., 20 N. Itose. 


Albrecht Anton, 98 Main. 
Leacjh George W., 148 Main. 
Onburn B. P., 50 Main. 
Parker 11. S., 137 Main. 


Siinonds John W., 15 S, Burdick. 

Bianey House, 3S N. Kose. 
Bnrdick House, 130 Main. 
City Hotel, 64 K. Burdick. 
Cottage Hall Hotel, 53 K, 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, SI N. Burilick. 
Rail Road House, 100 N. Burdick. 
Sheridan House, 152 Main. 
Union House, 77 N. Burdick, 


Dodge, Baboock & Austin, 39 N. Kose. 
Green George F., 132 Academy. 
Lawrence W. S. & Co., 21 N. Roae. 
Wilson Brothers, 42 Eleanor. 

Balch, Smiley & Baloh, 3 S. Burdick. 
Breese John W., 100 Main. 
Briggs Henry C, 167 Main. 
Brown Arthur, 124 Main. 
Jiurns R. & J. D., 147 Main. 
Cutler Thomas C, 147 Main. 
Doaii G. P., 123 Main. 
Edson Rufus P., 126 Main. 
Fletcher William G., 12 S. Burdick, 
Giddinga & Brown, 145 Main. 
Grosvenor Rufns H,, 103 Main. 
Havens Thomas W. 122 Main., 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


336 kalama: 

Hawes Josiali L,, 126 Main- 
Hill Robert F., 14 S, Biirdick. 
Judson llobert F., 100 Main. 
May »fc Buck, 140 Msun. 
May Dwight, 150 Main. 
Peck Wiiliam W., 127 Main. 
Severens & Burrows, 103 Main. 
Sherwood Thomas R., 147 Main. 
Stuart & Edwards, 147 Main. 
Thompson Charles A., Jr., 167 Mai 
Tuthill Oscar T., 123 M.iin. 


Lapham & Waterbury, SI Main. 
Waterbury William, (iS Main. 
Wilson A. & G., 95 Main. 

i.inr.. pi.ASTisR. AC. 

Bixby Brothers, 89 N. Burdick. 

Cock & Thomas, 111 N, Burdick. 

Dudgeon & Cobb, 99 & 106 N. Burdick. 

Fish George W., H6 Main, 

Gregg C. U., 29 Main. 

Grimes & Sweetland, 89 Willard. 

Kellogg & Holtenhouse, 56 N. Burdick. 


Denison Rollin C , Sheridan House. 
Furst & Hotop, 51 Water. 
Goss Samuel F., rear Burdick House. 
Haya Charles J., 32 N, Rose. 


Bixby Brothers, 89 N. Burdick. 
Grimes & Sweetland, 89 Willard. 
Kellogg «fc Holtenhouse, 56 N. Burdick. 
Moore Ferguson & Gale. 


Johnson & Sherman, 96 N, Burdick. 

Winslow George W". & Co., 15 and 17 Portage. 


Cave James, 2 Gull Koad. 
Helmstetter Philipp, 85 N. Burdick. 
Kurd & Fox, 33 Potter. 
Jeffrey & Graham, 3 Oak. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings aiid Wild Lands for Sale by 


^^^^MlXiOO Ho^s^ 




lo. i gontb Bnrileb St., 

lies. TVo. 3 Lovel St., 



Miill & BAKU, 


0. X, & T. F. GIDDTNGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


1. lAlHAlN & m,t 




fa^gli paM fox* Barley & lops. 


Ho. 4i MtoM^akffl Avemte, 


S. 1. MWBSilf'S 



rVo. 71 ]VIaiii Sitreet, 
"Warm, Cold a.nd Steam Baths. 

Farms, City Lots, Dwelliugs and Wild Lands for Sale by 


Maloy & O'Neill, 9 S. Biirdicfe. 

Ricliiirdson & Wattles, 21 S. Burdick and 37 N. Burdick. 

Tyrrell <fe Button, 168 Main. 

Unseld John, 00 Water. 

Wilkinson William. 19 Portage. 

Waterburj & Miller, 39 N. Burdick and 160 Main. 

iniLI,I]\l.R»l A\» nUESS MAKERS. 

Gaboon Miss L A., 83 Main. 
Sebring Mrs. D. A., 78 Main. 


Cahoon Miss L. A., m Main. 
Captn Cliarles C, 107 Main. 
d'Arcambal Agnea, i;i9 Main. 
Israel M. & Co., 147 Main. 
Morse W. Jr., 131 Main. 


Broadwell Ellas H., 50 S. Park. 
Capell Columbus, 22 East Av. 
Capeil F. li., 33 Comstock Iload. 
Ho ugh tilling Peter, 37 Comstock Iload. 
Nelson Henry J., 73 Academy. 


MILLER MILES B., 131 Main. 
Woodhams Brotlicrs, 40 N. Burdick. 


Hall George 1). B., 20 S. Burdick. 


KalamaKOo Gazette, (weekly,) 99 Main. 

Kalaraa/.oo Telegraph, (daily and weekly,) 24 S. Bnrdick. 

The Present Age, (weekly,) 111 Main. 


Bragg & Potter, 141 Asylum Av. 
Davis Erasmus, 15 Grant. 
Povtiige Nursery, 1^0 Portage, 
STEAKNS JAMES N., 176 Asylum Av, 


Blakeman & Phillips, 18 N. Rose. 
Empire Organ Co., 87 Main. 

O. N. & T. F. GIIJDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 




Born & Gunn, 7 S- Burdick. 
Brainard & Brookfelt, 59 Water. 
HoUieter George E., 32 S. Burdick. 
Janes Winfield S,, 69 Water. 
Smith li. & Son, eor. Main and N. Burdick. 
Southwortli Randall W., 40 N. Bui'dick. 
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 O., 137 Main. 
Ferry & Douglass, 116 Main. 
Stark William L., 29 N. Burdick. 

Aikin Nathan J., 116 Main. 
Ayres James S., 122 Main. 
Chapin L. C, 3 S. Burdick. 
Cornell J. It., 223 Main. 
Finch Aurelius S., 49 S. Park. 
Fieke Ira W., S S. Burdick. 
Hitchcock Homer O., 68 S. Burdick. 
King & Warren, 150 Main. 
Laubenst«in A. D., 3 S. Burdick. 

Kon George W., 119 Main. 
)LIERI£ JAMES W., 105 Main. 
Mottram William, 60 S. Burdick. 
Porter Moses, 3 S. Burdiok. 
Pratt Foster, 124 Main. 
Sill Joseph. 150 Main. 
Southard William B., 47 Level. 
Stilwell William T., 63 Main. 
Sudworth Bishop B., 22 Portage. 
SnUings Hervey, 122 Main, 
Weyburn Wilham, 6 N. Burdick. 
Wheaton Mrs. William G., 27 S. West. 


Cock & Thomas, 111 N, Burdick. 
Dudgeon & Cobb, 99 & 106 N. Burdick. 
Johnson H. M , 28 Porter. 

z J. L. *fc Co., rear 103 Main. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Rent 



Jones & Gibson, G Asylum Av. 


Hall G. D. li , 20 S, Biirdick. 
Prentiee A. T., 116 Main, 

KELLOGG JAMKS C, 'li N. liurdick. 
Munaell Austin C. IK East Av. 
Shaw Marslml B., 55 N. West, 


Brown & Henderson, 11 N. Bucdick. 
Frankish Charles, IVS N. Burdick. 


Dorris A. H., lOli Main, 
MlLLEli MILES B., 1;!1 Main. 
Wells James M., lil B. Burdiuk. 


Whitney William, 10 Asylum Av. 


Stich, Cahill & Co., 3-2 Chun^li. 


Johnson & Shurman, 98 N. Burdick. 
Matheson Alexander, 94 Water. 


Beersteoher CUades A,, V2 S. Burdick. 


Bretzel A. Rudolph, I'Jl Main. 
Cohn Adolph, 35 N. Burdick. 
Cummings Frank M., 6 N". Burdick. 
Lilienfeld D. & Bro., ll^i Main. 
Kannev Alfred H., 24 N. Burdick. 
lieed & Kellogg, 10 S. Burdick, 
Welsh & Hays, 93 Main. 


Brown & Henderson, 11 N. Burdick. 
Lays C. & Co., 95 Main. 


Carder, Gilbert & Co., 133 Main. 

Are Agts. for the Mtn&, Home, City Fire, and other Ins. Co's. 



Ames Henry C, Biirdick House. 
Cole Myron, Z2 N. Rose. 
Johnson John W., 32 N. Rose. 
Landon Elisha, 84 S. Bnrdick. 


Coder Mrs. J. F., 65 N. Burdick. 

Hartman Mary, (col'd,) 176 KalaniaKOo Av. 

Hedgebeth Mary, (col'd,) 16 Walbridge. 

Hill Clamsa, 56 WiJlard. 

Hoedemaker Jane, 36 Locust. 

Maeklinda Bridget, 64 Willard. 

Parks Kittie, 56 Willard. 

Pollard Hachael, 29 Wallbridiie. 

Taylor Roaannah, {col'd,) 66 Willard. 

Walters Mary, 45 Portage. 

Wonzor Virginia, (col'd,) 45 Willaid. 


Evita Myron H., 158 Main. 
Leavitt & I^'heureux, 128 Mmd. 
McCain Benjamin, 144 Main. 
Prentice Alonzo T., 116 Main. 
Wortley Alfred C, 120 Main. 



B Alice L., 13 S. Burdick. 
Payne Mra. H. L., 144 Main. 

WOOD A?JI> HAT l>li:AI.Eit. 

MannS. H., 20 Pine. 


Stowell, Corsett & Co,, 10 Portage. 

0. N. & T. F. GIDDING3 draw WilU. Deeds, Mortgages, Coi 



Adair George, farmer, li. 80 Centre. 

Albers Garret J., bartender, bds, Prairie Ronde House. 

Aloxandor Pauline, bds, 40 Hayward. 

Allen Clarisa K., bds. 125 Grand. 

Allen Georgu W., h. 112 Grand. 

Allen Honry I., (Henry I. A. 4: Co..) h. 125 Grand, 

Allen Honry L & Co., (Henry I. A. & Kate A. Baldy.) hard- 
ware, 144 Grand. 

Allen Jonas, h. 52 West. 

Allen Josephine, domestic, 160 Grand. 

Allen Mary 15., dress maker, 112 Grand, h, same 

Allen Sarah T., bds. 52 West. 

Allerton Huron T., fanner, b. 153 Casa 

Allison Ettie E., (A. & Smith,) bds. Eliza. 

Allison & Smith, (Ettie E. A., & Luie A. S..) miUinery and 
dress making, 154 Grand. 

Armstrong Francis S., elerk. h. 187 Grand, 
Utlebury James, carpenter, h. T2 Lyon. 

Austin Harriett C, h, 82 Pine. 

Baldy Kate A,, (Henry I. Allen & Co.,) h. 83 Eliza. 

Baldy Paul R., h. 83 Eliza. 

Baptist Charish, Rev. A. L. Vail, pastor, 90 Cass. cor. Pine. 

Barber Samuel N., fanner, 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. 

traiilB, ifec, No. 100 Main Slreet, 2d lloor, Kalamazoo, Mich, 


Beebe Nelson M.. farmer, bda. 79 Centre. 

Beebee Wealthy, bds. G8 Holmes. 

Bell John, drayrnan. bds. 61 Pine. 

Bell LevvU, laborer, bds. 3S Centre. 

Belt Porter, laborer, b. 61 Pine. 

Benedict Oscar, carpenter, h. 199 Grand. 

Bennett Bildad, h. 55 Eliza. 

Bennett Dewitt C, carpenter, h, 68 Cedar. 

Bennett Hudson, laborer, h. 5'2 Eliza. 

Bennett Malon, laborer, h. 63 Cherry. 

Beasey Horace G., jiainter, h. 83 Pine. 

Bessey Otlianiol M., boarding house. G4 Hayward. 

Bogardus Rebecca, saleswoman, bds. 152 Grand. 

Boiifoey Anson, carpenter, h. 211 Grand. 

Bow Daniel, farmer, h. 39 Grand. 

Bowman Henry C. Farmer, li. 79 Lincoln. 

Bowman Michael J., painter, bds. 28 Hayward. 

Boyce Ann, was lier woman, li. tiO Cherry. 

Brackitt Williara H., painter, h. 86 Eliza. 

Braut Williara P., earncnter, bds. 64 Hayward. 

Breeae Abner, h. 58 Cherry. 

Brigga Eraeline, bds. 67 Hayward. 

BriggH John W., physician, 113 Grand, h. 105 Grand, 

Broudwell Charles painter, b. 133 Cass. 

Brown Abner 8., blacksmith, 72 Elina, h. 51 Eliza. 

Brown Amelia A., bds. 38 Eliza 

Brown Charles A., h. 76 Vienna, 

Brown E. Lakin, farmer, h. 38 Eliza. 

Brown Williara H., printer, bds. Prairie Konde House. 

Brownlee Elizabeth, bds, 66 El'za. 

Brownlee Hetlen, bda. 66 Eliza. 

Brownlee Margaret, bda. 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. 

BursoD Joseph W., cabinet maker, bda. 16 Fine. 

Bmton Charles H., sash maker, bds. 84 Pine. 

Cane Eliza A., bda. 160 Grand. 

Caswell William, 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, bda. 45 Clay. 

O, N. & T. F- GIDDINGS, lii^al Eslato and G^i 



Cobb Jerome T., lumber dealer, b, 37 Cedar. 

Cobb M. R. & Co., (Mcses R. C, E. R. Djckman, Murabal 
Haley, Isaiah W. Purael,) bankers, 130 (Jrand. 

Cobb Moses R., (M. R. Cobb 3c Co.,) b. S9 Grand. 

Cobb William B., clerk, bds 37 Cedar. 

Cole Elisha. laborer, b. ^5 Pine. 

Cole James, laborer, K. 37 Clay. 

Cole William L., wbeat buyer, h. 77 Lincoln. 

Collins Ann, tailoress, bds. 67 Pine. 

Conkhng Hudson W., in ill w right, bds. SO Cedar. 

Cook Alpheus, sawyer, h. 82 Cedar. 

Corbin Elixa, dress maker, b. 48 Pine. 

Cornell Albert, farmer, bds. 59 Centre. 

Cornell Emeline, b. .59 Centre. 

Cornell Laplate, farmer, bds. 59 Centre. 

Cressler Moses, peddler, bds. BO Eliza. 

Crossen Charles, laborer, 103 Lyon. 

Cunningham Barney, tailor, 135 Grand, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 

Dale Almira, music teacber, 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, b. same. 

Dentler Frank D., clerk, bds. 37 Cass. 

Diokson Mary W., boarding bouse, 72 Ljon. 

Dis Sally, h. 50 West. 

Dolman Edward, miHer, h. 17 Mill. 

Dresskell William M., music teacber, b, 199 Grand. 

Duncan Amanda H., bds. 38 West. 

Duncan Henry E., Groceries and Crockery 135 Grand, b. 38 West. 

Dyckman E. B.. (M. R. Cobb & Co., and Pursell & Co.,) b. 37 

Earl John, (Pursel & Co.,) b. 37 Eliza. 

Earle Jesse V., 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 Seiim B., dentist, 150 Grand, b. 67 Pine. 

Fanckboner George C, h. 69 Holmes. 

Fellows &, Brother, (Osro S. & Solomon,) founders and machin- 
ists, 9 Duncan. 

Fellows Osro 8. (F. & Brother,) bds. 8 Duncan. 

Fellows Solomon, (F. k Brother,) h. 8 Duncan. 

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


346 SCH00LC11AFT DiEiKnTOKv. 

Felt Ella L., Ms. 37 Cedar. 

Fergusiin John, shoemaker, bds. 64 Hajward. 

Finky It. Honry, proji'r Scliooloraft Herald, i)ds Prairie Ilonde 

Fiolay Wiiliam, billiard saloon, 166 Grand, li. 99 Eliza. 

Finn Erastus, laborer, h. SO Lyon. 

Fiaiier SlUa L., dressmaker, bds. 131 Grand. 

Fisher Honry A., butcliur, h. 88 Pine. 

Fisher William, constable, h. 116 Cass. 

Fisher William M, butcher, 13:2 Grand, h. 38 Centre, 

Foley Owen, trackman, bds. 31)0 Grand. 

Foilett John, trackman, h. 300 Grand. 

Ford Louisa,, domestic, 50 Cass. 

Fox George E., clerk, bds. 09 Grand. 

Fox John J., laborur, h. 73 Clay. 

Fox Julia, bds. 103 Lvon. 

Fox William H., pbysieian, h 09 Grand. 

Fratieis David H., dry goods, groceries, hats, lb'2 Grand, h. eama. 

Francis Lewis, salesman, bds. 152 Grand. 

Frank Henry C, farmer, bds. 36 Grand. 

Frank Stephen W., farmer, h. 36 Grand. 

Fredenburgb Charity, bds. 47 Cass. 

Freeman Melaucthon, grocer, h. 58 Eliza. 

Fried Elizabeth, cook, Prairie Ronde House. 

Frtcdenburgh Andrew 0., mason, h. 103 Casa. 

Gadcy Charles, engineer, h. I'd Mill. 

Gago William, teamster, bds. Prairie Uonde House. 

Gainsley Christian H., (Stuart & G.,) h. 187 Grand. 

Gee Charles W., pliysician, h. 42 Pine. 

Oiddings George, laborer, bds. 64 Hay ward. 

Gillet Ljdia, diimestic, Prairie Ronde House. 

Gingles Christopher C., carpenter, h. Prairie llond*. 

Goodrich David S., h. 42 Hayward. 

Grannen James, laborer, h. 80 Lincoln. 

Grant Mary, milliner, bda. 84 Pine. 

Grant Sylvester, carpenter, h. 84 Pine. 

Griffiths Thomas, banker, 129 Grand, h. 47 Cass. 

Orimua Mary, daniestic, Prairie lioiide House. 

Haines Kliza. bds. 56 C|ay. 

Halo Hcbert W , bds. 45 Clay. 

Hate James i\l., salesman, bds. 45 Clay. 

Hale Marshal, (M. R. Cobb & Co.,) grocor, 128 Grand, h. 45 

Hale Oliver A., salesman, bds. 45 Clay. 
Hall John, (eol'd,) barber, 135 Grand, h. 59 Holmes. 
HancB William, farmer, h. 60 Grand. 

IS, City Lots, Divollings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



Hanks Ebenezer B., painter, h, 91 Centre. 
Ilarbou John W., hank elerk, bds. 4T Cass. 
Harding Jacoh, uarpenter, h. 19 Grand, 

Harper Robert, section foreman St. J. V. E. R., h. 112 Eliza. 
Hatph Henry B., clerk, bds. (jO 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, (col'd), barber, bds. 59 Holmes. 
Hayes Ferdinand A. S., clerk, h. 67 Hay ward. 
Hays Charles A., school teacher, bds. 64 Hayward. 
Hays John S., carpenter, h. 48 Hayward, 
Hays Robert, carpenter, h. 46 Hayward, 
Hemenway S, bds. 47 Casa 
Henderson John, laborer, h. 66 Centre, 
Hendricks Jacob E., boarding stable 138 Grand, h 81 Pine. 
Hepworth Mary, chambermaid, Prairie Bondc House. 
Herman Franklin A., carpenter, h. 9 Fine. 
Herman Lawson D., peddler, h. 133 Grand, 
Hicsrodt Lawrence, teamster, h. 57 Centre. 
Hiesrodt Martin, mason, h. 67 Cherry. 
Hiesrodt Samuel, student, bds. 69 Pine. 
Higgins Catherine, domestic, 38 Centre. 
Hi lligis Osborne, mason, bds. 59 Centre- 
Hilt Anna, domestic, 69 Grand, 
Hilton Alby E., painter, bds. 235 Grand. 
Hilton George W,, cabinet maker, bds. Prairie Ronde 
Hilton James M., carpenter, h. 91 Centre. 
Hilton John, farmer. Ii. 235 Grand. 
Hinckley Hiram, shoemaker, bds. 131 Grand. 
Hite Prank, teamster, h. 73 Lincoln. 
Hogsett James, bds. Prairie Rondo House. 
Hoslcy William H., hostler, h, 80 Vienna. 
Howard C. C, student, bds, 72 Hayward, 
Hubbard IS., printer, bds. Prairie Rondo 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., suhool teacher, bds. 49 Cass, 
Hurlbut fjdward. carpenter, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 
Hynes Frederick R., carpenter, h. 89 Eliza. 
He Erastus 13,, 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. 

0. N, & T. F. GIDDIN"GS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 


348 scHOOLCRAn: dirbctokt. 

Johnson Jacob, cooper, 74 Centre, h. 78 Eliza. 

Jones lienjaniin B., blacksmith, h. 86 Eliza. 

Justus 6eurgo 11., iiuuts and slioes. 148 Grand, b. 13 Grand. 

Keel Abraham, carpenter, bds. 64 Hajward. 

Keater William S., elerk, h. 47 Cedar. 

Kimberlj Daniel, bds. Prairie Konde House. 

King Joshua E., carpenter, h. 76 Lyon. 

King Ihonias R., carpenter, ros. town. Schoolcraft, 

Kirby James V., farmer, h. 61 Eliza. 

Kline Lewis L., bds. 196 Grand. 

Knable Simon, music teacher, bds. 38 Clay. 

Knapp Helen A., lids. 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 W.. porter, Prairie Konde House. 

Landing Horton, carpenter, bds. 64 Hayward. 

Larraer Wright, carpenter, bds. 64 Hayward. 

Larooy Cornelius, laborer, h. 65 Centre. 

Larooy Curnolius, Jr., laborer, h. 65 Centre. 

Lchr Matilda, domestic, 93 Cass. 

Ludeviti 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, b. 41 Cedar. 

Mason Henry H., engineer, bds. 99 Eliza. 

Masonic Hall, 146 Grand. 

Matteson Alcina, diimestic, 38 Eliza. 

McCall Alexander, h. 53 Clay. 

McCall James E., farmer, h. 76 Vienna. 

McClure Ljman U., shoemaker, h, 94 Centre. 

McCreary John, grocer, 127 Grand, h. 69 Pine. 

MoCrcedy Asa, planing mill, sash, doors, blinds, and lumberyard. 

98 Eliza, h. 105 Eliza. 
MoCreedy 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 ic M.,) bds. Prairie Ronde House. 
Miller Sarah, 38 Clay. 
Miller Vienna, domestic, 47 Hayward. 

0. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, coUeet Debts, are Affents 



Molan William, trackman, bda. 300 Grand. 

Monroe Mary S., domeatic, 196 Grand. 

Morrison Sarah J., h. 75 Lincoln. 

Mycra H. B. & Sous, (George A., Cliarlcs 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. IG Fine 

Myers Henry B., (H. B. M. & Sons,) h. 59 Hujnard. 

Myera Mary A., music teaelier, bds, -59 Hayward. 

Nevena S. S., blacksmith, bda '20 Grand. 

Newton George, blacksmith, bda. 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 Hajward. 

Odd Fellowa Hall, 148 Grand. 

Orndorff John, h. 19 Centre. 

Osterhout Edwin, (Slowoy & 0.,) bds. 81 Pine. 

Osterhout Peter, lumber dealer, 115 Eliza, h. 1^3 Eliza. 

Owen Jane, domestic, 37 Clay. 

Owen Noah W., laborer, b. 28, Hayward. 

Owen William H., laborer, bds. 28 Hayward. 

Parish James, laborer, bds. 08 Centre. 

Parmeter Aahor, barnoss maker, 50 Eliza h. same. 

Parsal Albert, bakery, 100 Grand h. same. 

Patten William H., h. 58 Cedar. 

Perkins Henrietta, domestic, Prairie Bonde House. 

Perley James P., carpenter, h. 54 Centre. 

Peterson Alfred, laborer, bds. 84 Cass. 

Phillips William, blacksmith, 106 Grand, h. 47 Eliia. 

Pierce Joseph, earpenter, h. 59 Cass. 

Porter Dyson, fanner, b. 89 Eliza. 

Post Office, John MeCreary, post master, 127 Grand. 

Prairie Rondo Honae, 145 Grand. 

Presbyterian Church, Rev. Wm. G. Hubbard, pastor, 49 Clay. 

Price C, bds. 33 Mill. 

Purdy Abibal, 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 H., earpenter, h. 61 Centre. 

Pursel Caroline 8., school teacher, bds. 44 Centre. 

Purscl & Co, (Isaiah W. P. John, Earl & E. B. Dyckman) pro- 
prietors flouring mills, 2. Mill. 

For the North America, Philadelphia, and other Ins. Co'b. 



Pursel & Co, (I. W. P., John, Earl& E. B. Dyukman) dry goods, 

crockery, boots & siioes. 1*2(5 firand. 
Pursel Isaiah W., (M. U. Cobb & Co, and Pursel & Co,) h. 37 

Pursel Peter R. fanner, h. 103 Lyon. 
Putney Abram, bartender, Prairie llondc House. 
Putney James, planer, bds. 99 Kliza. 
Rath Alesauder B., clork, bds. 64Hayward. 
Rawson Alexander, shoe maker, h. near flouring mill. 
Reed Benjamin B.,h. 11 Fine. 

ReoaerJfrs. M. M., miUiner & dressmaker, 160 Grand. 
Retsser William, carpenter, h. 160 Grand. 
Repass Jacob B., harness maker, h. 105 Centre. 
Riue William, pastor M. E. Chur«h, 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. Prairio Ronde House. 
Schoolcraft Herald, R. Henry Pinlay 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 h.liza. 
Simmons John, joiner, h. rear 110 Cass. 

Slowey & Oaterhout, ( 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 Sc 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, b. 42 Eliza. 

Smith & Struble, (V. C. S. and Daniel S.,) proprietors School- 
craft steam elevator offioe, 130 Grand. 
Smith Seneca, township clerk, h. 44 Centre. 

O. N. A T. F. aiDDINGS have all kinds of Property to Reut 



Smith Thaddeua, farmer, h. 62 West. 

Hiiiith Tlieodore W.. farmer, bds. 44 Centre. 

Smith Y. C, (S. &. Struble,) bda, Prairie Ronde Hduse. 

Smith William T., principal Cedar Park Seminary, and eountj 

Sup't of schoola, h. 110 Casa. 
Snyder William H., clerk, h. 47 Hayward. 
Southworth Catliarine, dress maker, bds, 7!> 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. 
Stcbbins John, carpenter, h. 20 Hayward. 
Stilwell Josiah, teamster, h. 54 Vienna. 
Stilwell Libbie, 37 Casa. 
St. Joe Valley llailroad Depot. 132 Cass. 

Stom Andrew J., barber, 128 Grand, bds. Prairie Ronde House. 
Strew John D., mover of buildings, b. 62 Centre. 
Strong William, marble dealer, 90 Grand, bds. 74 Pine. 
Stuart Kavid R., salesman, bda. 69 Grand. 
Stuart & Gainalej, (William S. & Christian H. G.,) dry goods, 

142 Grand. 
Stuart William 8., (S, & Gainsley,) res. Gourdaock Prairie. 
Sweet Edward E., clerk, bds. 64 Hayward. 
Taylor Preston, h. fl7 Grand. 
Taylor Walter, clerk, bds. 97 Grand. 
Tetteroff Sarah, domestrc, 37 Clay. 

Thomas Nathan M., president village of Schoolcraft, h. 49 Case. 
Titmar Thomas, laborer, h. 42 Eliza. 
Townsend Gilbert L., farmer, h. 56 Clay. 
Troxel Edmund, prop'r Prairie Ronde House, 145 Grand. 
Tuppor 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 Casf. 
Underwood Theodore J., clerk, bda. 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 Vienn*. 
Van Steel John, laborer, h. 60 Holmes. 
Van Zandt John C, painter, h. 70 Pine. 

Are Agts. for the ^tua, Home, City Fir«, and other Ins Co'p. 



Vickery Stephen, (Smith, Knight & V.,) hds. 38 Cass. 

Vickcry ZiJa, h. 38 Cass. 

Virpl George, jiainter, bds. Prairie Rotide House. 

Ward Thomas W., miller, h. 80 C^dar. 

Wells Warren A,, school teacher, bds. 74 Pine. 

Westervelt James D., photographer, 160 Grand, h. same. 

Westner Thcmaa, laborer, h. 41 Centre. 

Wheatley John B., niHlwright, bds. 76 Kliza. 

Wheaton William, civil engineer, btls. Prairie Eonde House. 

Wheeler Charles F., book keeper and insurance agent, h, 68 West. 

Wheeler Freeknd, 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, li. 40 Hay ward. 

Zane William T., blacksmith, h. 82 Lincoln. 

eiAi. ¥. mn, 


ibalrs, fables, itamis, 

Elegant Parlor anil Chamber Sets. 

Ready-Made & Trimmed to order in best possible manner. 

Metalic Burial Cases constantly on hand. 

0. N. & T. F. 6IDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 



Adams Charles S,, switchman M. C, R. li., 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, li. 231 

Battle Creek. 
Althouse Elizabeth, tailoress, h. 62 Main. 
American Express Co., Henry Labbitt, agt., 99 Main. 
Armstrong Phebe A., domestic, 13 Peai-1. 
Baptist Church Rev. Hiram B. Fuller, pastor, 142 Main. 
Barber & Brother, (Lewis J. & Ricluird 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, li. 79 Main. 

Beaeh 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 & 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, former, h. 16 Division. 
Blass William, president vills^e, h. 128 Battle Creek. 
Bogardus Henry W., farmer, h. 24 Washington. 
Bostwiek George W., farmer, h. 217 Battle Creek. 
Bostwick Milo B., farmer, h. 217 Battle Creek. 

Agents, Ko. 100 Main Street, 2d floor, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 



Brininetool Alanson, fairnisr, h. 104 Rail Road. 

Bristol J., blacksmith, h. 125 Main 

Bristol S., jualiue of tlio peace, 110 Main, h. 106 Main. 

Brockw ay 'Albert A., clerk, M». 101 Main. 

Brockway Daniel D., h. 101 Main 

Brown ABlake, {George H. B., <fe George E. B.,) blaclismitlm. 

89 Main. 
Brown George H., {B. & Blake,) h. 74 Battle Creek- 
Brown Sarah P., h. 95 Main. 
Burdiek Andrew J., ( B. Brothers,} h. 141 Main. 
Burdick Brothers, (Andrew J,, & William A.,) dniggiKts, 112 

Burdiuk Lankford, farmer, h. 07 Main. 
Burdiek Mrs. Alvin, bds, 1 Grove. 
Burdiek William A., (B. Brothers,) h. 112 Main. 
Biirrell Frederick R., wagon manut: 21 Mill, li. 169 Battle Creek. 
Burroughs Newell A., sawyer, h. 213 Battle Creek. 
Burroughs Orriii, physician, h. VZO Main. 
Bush Harvey M., clerk, bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Biitterfield Zimri W., machinist, K. 1 Main. 
Bjington Coral, cabinet maker, h. 3U Main. 
Bjington Dorr, farmer, bds. 12 Grove. 
Carmer Peter S., saddle and harness manuf. 149 Battle Creek, 

h. 78 Main. 
Cassidj 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 Lyuian H., caj-peiiter, li. 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 l^attle Creek. 
Clark Zuba, h. 6 Centre. 

Clements Frank, laborer, bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Coggau William, farmer, h. 215 Battle Creek. 
Cogswell Allen W., baggage master, h. 34 Rail Road. 
Cogswell Erastus T., station agt-, h. 143 Main. 
Colbum George, barber, 106 Main, bds. 171 Main. 
Commings James R., former, h. Kalamazoo Road. 
Commings Sherman, bds. with James K. Commings. 
Conely William B., portrait 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. 

Cornull Hiiiim K., shoemaker, h. 9 Washington. 

Cornell Furry, propr. Prairie House, cor. Main & Battle Creek. 

Cornell WalKon, clerk, Prairie House. 

Cory Cliark'8 A., Ms. (59 Battle Creek. 

Cory Franklin, bdg. 09 Battle Creek. 

Cory Isaac, carpenter, h. 69 Battle Creek. 

Corey Joseph, iarmer, h. 56 Main. 

Crissey Theoiloret W., principal Union School, h. 70 Rail Road. 

Cross Hull M., (C. & Itussell,) h. 2S Mill. 

Cross Orance L., laborer, h. 98 Rail Road. 

Cross & Kaasell, (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. 
Dakiin & Bro., (Stephen M. & Thaddeus D.,) shoemakers, 147 

Battle Cicek 
Daken Sleplitn M . (D. & Brother,) h. 227 Battle Creek. 
Daken Thaddeus D-, (D. & Brother,) h.l54 Main. 
Daniels Cornelia, hoop skirt maker, bds. 103 Main. 
Daniels David H., h. 103 Main. 
Daniels Jennie, hoop skirt maniif. 103 MaJu. 
Da\is Mary, cook, Prairie House. 
Davis Salina, h. 211 Battle Creek. 
Decker William, brakemau, h. Ibh Main. 
Dellenbeck Daniel, farmer, h. Kalamazoo Road. 
Derby Sylvenus, painter, h. 98 Rail Road. 
Dewey Annie, bda. 137 Main. 
Dickey John, clerk, bds. 76 Rail Road. 
Diokey William, laborer, bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Dickie John H., clerk, bds. 68 Main. 
Dunning Levi, farmer, h. 86 Rail Road, 
Durkoe Jason W., caipontcr, h. 197 Battle Creek. 
Dwight Harriett N., domestic, 20 Rail Itoad. 
Earl Luella, domestic. 140 Battle Creek. 
Eastman Elias, h. 9 Grove. 
Eldred Henry, tinner, bds. 76 Rail Road, 
Eiigle AHic A., bds. 68 Main. 
Evers Diana, dress maker, bds. 22 Battle Creek. 
Evei-s Francis M., fermor, bds. 22 Battle Creek, 
Evers Frank 0., 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, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

HosTed by 



Fish Melissa S., boarding house, 14 Grove. 

Forbush Geoi'ge, fanner, 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. GalJigan Hotel, 103 Battle Creek. 

Galligaa 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,) b. 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 Soth, 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 

Hawshvirst 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, punter, h. 13 Division. 

Hodgee George S., livery, 18 Pearl, h. 66 Rail Koad. 

Hodgman Francis, county surveyor, 165 Battle Creek, bds. 76 
Rail Road. 

Holcomb Alanaon R., h. 11 Grove. 

Hoicomb Horace M., dry goods and groceries, 152 Battle Creek, 
b. same. 

Holden James P., drover, h. 137 Main. 

Holmes Hamhlin, carpenter, h. 12 Washington. 

Hopkins Enos T., cabinet mater, 136 Battle Creek, h. 97 Battle 

Farms, City Lots, Dwellings and Wild Lands for Sale by 



Hoisefall Elizabeth, bds. 199 Battle Creek. 

Hubbard Albert, drover, h, 153 Main. 

Hunting Daniel L., larraer, h. 23 Washington. 

lUeck .fames, laborer, bds, 6G Rail Road. 

Imus Mortimer C, patent right dealer, h. 60 Main. 

Jacobs Burban, butcher, 146 Battle Creek, h. 31 Maple, 

Jenkins George, druggist, 112 Main, h. same. 

tTohnson Gfeorge L., druggist, bds. 1 Grove. 

Johnijon Peter, h. 71 New. 

Johnson IluBsel K., h. 1 Grove. 

Johnson Sarah M., h. 10 Grove. 

Johnson Truman H, former, bds, 10 Grove. 

Joy Ira, farmer, h. 5 Battle Creek. 

Joy Ira, Jr., farmer, bds. 5 Battle Creek. 

King William H., carpenter, h. 74 Kail Road. 

KitsoD 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 Mwn. 
Lane Peter T., blacksmith, h. 95 Main. 
Lay Alexis M., (Schroder & L.,) bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Lewis Liirinda, bds. 205 Battle Creek. 
Lewis MaxsoH F., mason, b. 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. 
Lyiide I. B., clerk, bds. Galligan Hotel, 
Mansfield Beulab, 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. 
McCoUum George, carpenter, h. 72 Battle Creek. 
McGinnis Alice, domestic, 12 Grove. 
McGinnss William, bds. 12 Grove. 
Mead Hiram, trackman, h. 94 Rail Road. 

O. N. & T, F, GIDDINGS, No. 100 Main Street, Kalamazoo. 



Meeker Thomaa G., Grocer, 129 Battle Creek, bds. Prairie House. 

Metcalf George L., blacksmith, h. 195 Bjltle Creek. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, liev. George W. Sherman, pastor- 
58 Main. 

Michigan Central Passenger Depot, 104 Battle Creek. 

Milhani Martin, clothing und furuishing goods, 105 Main, bds, 
14 Grove. 

Mills Willard, tsulor, 101 Main, h. 60 Uail Road. 

Miner Lewis C, laborer, h. 25 Washington. 

Morey Ell, painter, 70 Main, res. Augusta. 

Morton Mrs. li. & Baldwin, (Mrs. li. M. & Eleanor B.,) mil- 
linery and dress making, 1U5 Main. 

Muhlenberg Frank P., grocer, 158 Battle Creek, h. 5 Wasliing- 

Mundy George W., telegraph opeiator M, C. R. It., bds. Gal- 

ligan Hotel. 
Munn Abigail, bds. 14 Grove. 

Newcomb Charles W., cooper, bds. 24 Washington. 
Newman Celja M., h. 52 Rail Road. 
Oatman Eara P., night watch M. 0. R. R., li. 62 Town lino 

itoad cor. New. 
O'Connor Patrick, trackman, bds. 54 Main. 
Odell Austin, trackman, b. 94 Rail Road. 
Odoll Austin H., trackman, h 94 Rail Road. 
Odell John, laborer, b. 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 Heniy, laborer, h. 90 Rail lioad. 
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. 
Potta Henry, h. 1!J9 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, bda. 152 Main. 

Ransom Roawell, iarmor, b. 152 Main. 

Reading Henry H., agent Signor & Reading, bds. 64 Main. 

Reading Washington L., (Signor & R.,) 158 Battle Creek. 

0. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS have all kmds of Property to Rent 



Redding John D., ftirmcr, h. 18 Kail Koad. 

Ilice William F., miller, bds. 16 Division, 

Ilichardson George O., pa,itit-:r, h. 9iJ JJattle Creek. 

Ivichmond James B., shoemaker, lids. 89 Battle Creek. 

llnbei-ts Alvah C, printer, h. 19 Wasliington, 

Robinson Lewis N., carpenter, h. 07 New. 

Rogers Amos H., asst. post master and news dealer, 32 Mill, 

bds. 13 Pearl. 
Rogers T>. K., grocer, 9 Pearl, h. TO New. 
Rogers Henry 1>., Post Master, h. 13 Pearl. 
Rogers John, bJs. 223 Battle Creek. 
Rogers William, bds. 70 New, 
Rowland Polina, tailoress, h. 02 Main. 
Rowley Clark, dentist, bds. 1 Grove, 
Russell Almon, wagon maker, bds 30 Main. 
Russell Loomis W., (Cross & K,,) h. 46 Main. 
Hiisscll Sarah J., h. iiO Washington. 
Sage & Bestor, ( Luther M. S. '& Horatio A. B.,) boots & shocB, 

156 Battle Creek, 
Sage Lutlier M., (S, & Bestor,) h. 71 Main. 
Scarbroiigh Eliza J., domestic, 201 Battle Creek. 
Schramling Jonas, shoo maker, bds, 05 Main, 
Schroder Henry, iarnior, h. Kalamazoo Road. 
Schroder John, dry goods, groceries and furs, 165 Battle Creek, 

h. 179 Battle Cieck. 
Schroder <fc Lay, (William S. & Alexis M. L.,} dry goods, 116 

Sohroder William (S. & Lay,) bds. 179 Battle Creek. 
Scott William, harness maker, h. 11 Washington. ' 
Searles Ira, laborer, bds. Galligan Hotel. 
Shafiu' James M,, photographer, 101 Main, bds. 76 Hail Road. 
Sbafter Hugh, farmer, li. north end Town line road. 
Sliafter James, farmer, h. Gull Prairie Itoad. 
Sherman Rev. George W., pastor M. E. Church, h. 59 New. 
Sherwood Stephen B., h. 238 Battle Creek. 
Sherwood Tlialia, bds. 07 New. 
Siguor George A., (S, & Reading,) res. Jackson. 
Signoi- Harriett, h. 234 Battle Creek. 
Signor & Reading, (George A. S. <& Washington L. R.,) cigars 

imd 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. 

Southw'ell Martin L., cabinet manuf., 70 Main, h. 119 Battle 

Spalding Warren D., farmerj h. 60 Rail Road. 

Spaaldiug Mrs. W., h. 22 Main, 

Stanard Mr., former, 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 Washinglon. 

Sutton Frank T., carriage smith, h. 132 Main. 

Towsley Alverdo, bds, 148 Battie Creek. 

Towsley Charlie A,, cabinet maker, 142 Battle Creek, h. 138 
Battle Creek. 

Towsley Lenardo H,, grocer, 143 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. 

TJnion 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., 1 16 Main, h, 6 Wash- 

Vandebogact John L, D., cooper, h. 31 Washington. 

Vandusen Julia, h. 67 New. 

Vanmeter Henry, wagon maker, h. 89 Battle Creek. 

Vansickler Jane, domestic, 12 Grove. 

Vansickler John S., former, h. 2 Battle Creek. 

Vansickler Melinda, bds. 2 Battle Creek. 

Vansickler Samuel P., former, bds, 2 Battle Creek, 

Van Vleet R. S., justice of the peace, 116 Main, h. 136 Main. 

Warren J. Franklin, former, bds. 115 Battle Creek. 

Warren Julius F., former, h. 115 Battle Creek. 

O. N, & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 




Warren Mary J., scliool teacher, bds. 115 Battle Creek. 

Warren Mrs. George, teacher, painting & drawing, lids. 6 Centre. 

Wheeler Nathaniel B., drayman, b. 234 Uattle Creek. 

Whitcom Charles, carpenter, h. 201 Battle Creek. 

Wbitcom William, caipenter, h. 201 Battle Creek. 

Whitford Porter H., wheat buyer, h. 54 liail lioad. 

Whitford Theodore, tinner, bde. Prairie House, 

Whiting Ann, h. 93 Battle Creek. 

Whiting Ann & Josephine, millinery & dress making, 91 Main. 

Wliiting Pannie, milliner, bda. 93 Battle Creek. 

Whiting George W., butcher, h. 128 Main. 

Whiting Josephine, b<ls. 128 Main. 

Wightman Eli P., tobacconist <fe confectioner, 1G2 Battle Creek, 

bds. 2 Rail Road. 
Wightman George B., physician, h. 2 Rail Road. 
Williams John W., bde. 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 M.ain. 
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 Ljnian T., maelinilst, bda. Augusta Hotel. 

Alvord Birs.P., weaver, li. 13 Chestnut. 

Alvord Phineaa, clerk, h. 13 Ciiesnut. 

American Express Co., C. W. Cock agent, 16 East Canal. 

Anderson Jennie, servant. 49 Webster. 

Anderson Rev. Joseph, pastor Congregational Cbureli, h. 86 Vj 

Andrews CItarle.s. farmer, h. 6 Water. 

Andrews 0. W., ( Crane & A.,) b. 35 Webjter. 

Armstrong Alvin A., h. 82 Clinton. 

Ashley Otis G., barneas maker. 28 Webster, b. 72 Van Burcn. 

Augusta Hotel, John L. Me Cord pnip'T,50 Fulton, 

Augusta mills (flouring,) E. W. Griffin, & Co. prop' rs, 2 Ea 

Aiiten Nathaniel, carpenter, h. 58 Convis. 

Baright Edwin D., (Stringham & B.,) h.ll2 Clinton. 

Batt Lewis D., ( Bracy & B.,) h, 83 Fulton. 

Bontley E. H., carpenter, bds. 95 Fulton. 

Bantloy Isaac, shoemaker, bda. 60 Canal. 

Bentloy Isaac C, shoemaker, bils. 60 East Canal. 

Bovie & Church, (William B. & Charles S. C.) drugs & grocer! 

41 Webster. 
Bovie'3 Hall, 41 Church. 

Bowne John B.. dry pioods, 27 Webster, b. 102 Webster. 
BowneMra.S. P., b. 3 Chestnut. 
Bracy & Batt, (Edwin C. B, & Lewis D. B.,) planiaj mill. 

Bracy Cornelius, mason, bds. 35 Church. 
Braov Edwin C, (B. & Batt,) h. 35 Church. 
Bradish C, M. C, clerk, bds 53 West Canal. 
Brown & Karoher, (Phoebe C. B. & Eraeline K,,) dress maker 

11 Webster. 
Brown Lorcnso F., dealer in agricultural implements, h. £ 

Brown Luther J., gmocr, 17 Webster, h. 18 Fayette. 
Brown Phoebe C, (B. & Karchor,) h. 18 Fayette. 

0. N. & T. F, GIDDINGS, Real Estate and General Insurance 



Burdick Charles, h. 26 Fayotte. 

Burdick Harlovr, h. 3^ Cass. 

Burdick Ida, hds. 26 Fayette. 

Burnett William H., harness maker, h. Pulton. 

Barson Joseph W., carpenter, h. 97 VVest. 

Campion Michael, tailor, 28 Webster. 

Canoan Cornelius, trackman, h, 40 Fayette. 

Cannan William, trackman, bds. 40 Fayette. 

Carpenter Edward M., ( E. W. GrifBn & 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. 3(3 

Cock C. W. & Co., ( C. W. & Jolin L. Cock,) forwarding and 

commissiun lucrvhants, Iti East Canal. 
Cock Charles W., ( C. W. Cock & Co,,) h. 44 Clinton. 
Cook John L.. ( C. W. Cock & Co.,) h, 90 Clinton. 
Coddington Edwin, farmer, b. north end Webster. 
Coleman Susan, (col'd) servant, 44 Clinton. 
Congregational Ohureh, Rev. Joseph AndiTSon, pastor, 58 Van 

Cook Warren, clerk, bds. 102 Webster. 

Cooley Elias, shoemaker, 105 Pulton, h same. 

Crane & Andrews, ( Lewis C. & C. W. A.,) grocers, 35 U'ehsfer. 

Crane Charles, butcher, bds. 4-1 West Canal. 

Crane Lewis. ( C. & Andrews and C. & Scudder,) !l.41 West 

Crane &. Scudder, (Lewis C. & Nelson S.,) Grocers, 34 Webster. 

Cross Alice A., Servant, 53 West Canal. 

Dean J. A. & Co., ( J. A. D. & George Weeks.) druggists, 29 

Dean Josiah A., farmer, h. 110 Clinton. 
Delano Philander L., carpenter, h. 101 West. 
DeWolf Anfrelino, 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 Wellington. 
Geiger Charles H., harness maker, bds. Fulton. 
Good Templars' Hall, 51 West Canal, 
Gregory Richard, farmer, h. Battle Greek road. 
Grif&nE. W. & Co., (Eliaa W.. G. & ildward M. Carpenter,-) 

prop'ra 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 If., (Wood, Pool & Co.,) res. Ann Arbor. 

Hali Prank B., carpenter, h. 100 Webster. 

Hall George, harness maker, hds. Augusta Hotel. 

Harvey Henry, laborer, k. 22 Cass. 

Harvey John, wagon manuf. 53 Clinton. 

Havens Henry C, shoemaker, hAt. 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. 

Hickos Charles, farmer, bds. 49 Webster. 

Hickos Hiram, eooper, h. 35 Fayette. 

Hickoi Lemuel, clerk, bds. Augusta Hotel. 

Higgina 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 0., drayman, h. 102 Clinton. 

Hulce Johu h. 50 Cherry. 

Hulett Edwin L., bds. 46 Van Buren. 

Hulett Lowell, merebant, Ii. 46 Van Buren. 

Huntley Aaron W., millwright, h, 27 Washington. 

Huntley Elmer, clerk, bds. 27 Washington. 

Huntley Euuice, h. 27 Washington. 

Ives James, R.R. agent, li. 43 West Canal. 

Karcher Emeiine, (Brown & K.,) h. Cherry. 

Karcher George S., farmer, h. 101 Clinton. 

Kavanaugh Thomas, cooper, h. 92 Clinton. 

Kent Benjamin T., clerk, bds. Webster. 

Kent Ccnhus, 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, bda, 60 Fayette. 

King Jobn D., tinner, h. 60 Fayette. 

King Lucius, laborer, h. 113 Cheetnnt. 

King Maggie, domestic, 18 Fayctto. 

LaBar Alanson, boots and shoes, 26 Webster, h. 56 West. 

Lane James, W., carpenter, h. 95 Fulton. 

Loomis Ellen, dressmaker. 

Mankio 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 



Maaonic Hall, 29 Webster. 

MuCord Hannah M., bda. Augusta Hotel. 

McGurd John L., prop'r Augusta Hotel. 

McCray Barney, h. 41 Van Buren. 

McCray Robert, trnckman, bds. Augusta Hotel. 

McElheny G. H., batness maker, h. 25 Wobstcr. 

McKay Cbauucy, carpenter, b. 10 Jefferson. 

McKay Daniel, carpenter, h. 64 West Canal. 

MePhersoii Helen, bds. 28 Chestnut. 

Mead & Palmiter, (Marvin M. & Clms. P.,) foundry and maehine 

works. 10 Chestnut. 
Mead Marvin (M. & Palmiter,) b. 6T Ja(;kson. 
Merrill Mr« K M millinery and dressmaking, 67 V\ ebster, li. 

Merrill Sarab milliner bd--. 37 Webster. 

Methodist Lpibc pal Church. Rev. Augustus W. Torrey pastor, 

100 iultcn 
Michigan Central R R Depot, J. C. Pray agent, 2 AV ebster. 
Milspaugli Arthur farmer b. 28 Chestnut. 
Milspaugh Hiraui I bds 28 Chestnut. 
Murpby W ilhain W laborer. 
Moore William B h 35 Van Buren. 
Newton Seymour, tanner, bds. 49 Webster. 
Nichols Annie, servant. 50 Convis. 
Norton Mary.bds. 29 Church. 

O'Brien John, clerk, Augusta Hotel. . u . i 

Owen Charles W., employee M. C. R. K-, l>ds- Augusta Hotel. 
Palmiter Charles, (Meade & P.,) h. 19 Fayette. 
Palmiter Haniiab, h. 19 Fayette. 
Parks Henry, butcher, h. T2 West Canal. 
Patterson Caleb K., physician, 49 Webster, h. same. 
Peak Harvey, barber, bds. 17 Webster. 
Peer Samuel H., blacksmith, h. Battle Creek Road 
Perry Alexander E., post office clerk, bds Augusta Hotel. 
I'erry James S., carpenter, h. 20 Cass. 
Pettit tt. C, painter, h. US Chestnut. 
Phelps, Charles S., painter, h. 27 Church. 
Phettcplaee Jay, Post master, bds. Augusta Hotel. 
Piersou George B.. miller, h. 36 Fulton. 
Pool Henry D., (Wood, P. & Co.,) h. Van Burcn. 
Pool Nathan F., blacksmith, 94 Clinton. 
Post Office Jay Phetteplace, postmaster, 1^ liast Lanal- 
Prater James H. photographer, h. 51 West Canal. 
Pratt Alien, farmer, h. Battle Creek Road. 

Pray Julian C, agent M. C. R- R- and telegraph operator, bds. 
28 Webster. 

Ageuts, No. 100 

Main Street, 2d Hoor, Kalamazoo, MichigML 



Kadley Joseph, cooper, bds. 49 Webster. 

Rabton James W., carpenter, h. North end Webster. 

Randall Sjlvenas H., farmer, h. 105 West. 

Reynolds Job T., carpenter, bds. 61 Cherry. 

Rice John F., warehousemaD, h. 28 East Canal. 

Ridley George W., carpenter, h. 26 Casa. 

Rorabeck George, elerk, bds. 53 West Canal. 

Saunders George W., wagon maker, 48 Fulton, h. 40 Rast Canal. 

Scudder John K., flour packer, h. 97 Webster. 

Scudder Nelson, (Crane & S.,) h. Ross Township. 

See Alanson H., earpenter, h. 61 Cherry, 

Seeley Nathan B., carpenter, h. 95 Clinton. 

Sbotwell Mrs. S. P., tailorcss and dress maker, 66 Van Eurcn. 

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 Van Buren. 

Solomon Joseph, mason, bds. 26 Water. 

Solomon Jonas F., mason, bds. 26 Water. 

Super Franklin M., blacksmith, 49 Clinton, h. 3 West Canal. 

Sprague Alonzo 8., hardware, 39 Webster, h. 53 West Canal. 

Sprague Caleb M., farmer, h. 76 Jackson, 

Sprague Ferdinand, h, 66 Fayette. 

Sprague Lathrop S,, dork, 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., (8. & Baright,) bds 112 Clinton. 
Sulliran 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. 35 Fayette, 
Van Vleck John, farmer, h. 50 Convis. 
Van Vleck Philip, farmer, h. 69 Convia. 
Wait Adin C., elerk, bda. 66 Van Buren, 
Wakeley Eleazer, shoemaker, 2S Webster, h. 60 Easi 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. 

0. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS pay Taxes, collect Debts, are Agents 



Wheeler James L,, miller, h. 89 Clinton. 

Whitford Wilber, lime burner, h. 5 Chestnut. 

Williams John, (col'd,) porter, Augusta Hotel. 

Williams John, cooper, h. 9 Webster. 

WiJliamsoQ Robert J., deputy register, h 82 Van Buren. 

Winters Thomas, carpenter, h. 3 Chestnut, 

Wolcott Samuel, laborer, bda. 83 Fulton. 

Wood Herman E., blacksmith, h. 101 Webster. 

Wood Pool & Co., (Timothy C. W., Henry D. P., & Lorenio 

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. 


Alusworth Fanny, seamstress. 
Anderson 1). P., (Briggs & A.) 
Bacon 0. J., saloon keeper. 
Baker Heman, fenner. 
Baker Horace A., hardware, 

flour and feed. 
Baker John W., miller. 
Baker Richard M., miller. 
Barker Eiliott H., farmer. 
Barker W. H., blacksmith. 
Barnes Alanson J., painter. 
Barnes George A., larnier. 
Barnes John W., farmer. 
Barnes Mason, farmer. 
Barton Jennie, Union Hotel. 
Eoddy Isaac, wagon manuf 
Bodmer P. L., shoemaker, 
Bodmer Rosa M., dress maker. 
Bonghton 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 makor. 

Brown Minerva. 

Burdick George W,, farmer. 

Burdick James, laborer. 

Burdick Julia A., domestic, 

Burdick Silas 11., carpenter. 

Burr Eugene, student. 

Burr Frank, studeat. 

Burr M. H., druggist & Post- 

Burter Cynthia, domestic. 

Bush F. W. 

Butts Harvey, laborer. 

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Caruthers William, farmer. 
Chapman Osoar W., physician. 
Chard Elijah, cabinet maker. 
Clark H M., music tcachur. 
Coiwell Susan. 
Congregjttiooai Cliurch, Rev. 

Mr. Kidder, pastor. 
Cook Edsou W., liveryman. 
Cook Edwin W., tanner. 
Cor well Henry H., fermer. 
Corwin Cornelia A. 
Corwin Taylor, tailor. 
Cotton Edward, carpenter. 
Cotton John, (cold) laborer. 
Covell James T., sawyer. 
Davis William, carpenter. 
Day John 8., butcher. 
De Armond Charles B., mover 

of buildings. 
De Armond John, laborer. 
Deming Eld ridge G., carpenter. 
Finlay H., patent right dealer. 
Finlay Thomas B., tarmer. 
Finley Artie. 
Finley & Barker, (Thos. W. F. 

& Wm. H. B.,} blacksmiths. 
Finley John M., farmer. 
Finley Thos. W., (F. *fc Barker.) 
Foley John, hostler. 
Garland William, butcher. 
Grahams Edwin F. 
Gi'oveiiberg Betsey. 
Grovenberg Maria. 
Guilford Alfred J., livery. 
Hackett Thomas, hostler, 
tladsell 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., cai-penter. 

Hill Erastus, wagon maker. 

Hill Julia, school teacher. 

Hill Lucy, school teacher. 

Hill Malcolm, physician. 

Hill Manfred, farmer. 

Hilj Motram, tanner. 

Hill Norman A., physician. 

Hitls Paul, miller. 

Howard E. E., cigar maker. 

Howard John. 

Howard Jonathan J., miller. 

Hutsel David, farmer. 

Johnson A. J., (Briggs *fc J.) 

Join I son James, laborer. 

Jonew Nelson V., tinner, 

Joslin A., foreman Briggs & 
Anderson's planing mill. 

Kauselman Uichard, laborer. 

Kidder Rev. J. W., pastor 
Congregational Church. 

Kimber Nathaniel J., black- 

Kimble David, hardware. 

Kingsbury Greenlee, clerk. 

Kinyon James K., mason. 

Krader John, farmer. 

Jjcland Abuer M., carpenter. 

Leiand Edgar A. 

Lemon Clark, laborer. 

Long John, merchant. 

Jiyon Hirum, 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. 

McCorasey 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 lo Rent 


Moffdt Aaron, shoemaker. 
Moffat Albeit P., trapper, 
Moflat Albert W., clerk. 
Moffat Levi, laborer. 
Moore Harrison, mason. 
Newton Lewis, laborer. 
Norton Alboe, clerk. 
Norton Andrew T. 
Norton Andrew T., Jr. 
Notley Francis, farmer. 
J'ackard James H., teamster 
Parker Samuel G., laborer. 
Parkhnrst Byron, former. 
Parkhnrst James. 
I'ost Ofiice, M. H. Burr, Post- 

Ramsdell Orson, saloon. 
llayner T., merchaTit tailor. 
Rice John J., laborer. 
liiohards Sidney, laborer. 
liicbardgon Solomon, groceries 

and boots & shoes. 
Reed Nicholas, farmer. 
Reky Lewis, laborer. 
liobinson Z. N., {Mason & R.) 
Rood Carrol L., school toaclier. 
Root William C, carpenter. 
Sanborn Martin E., carpenter. 
Saw and Planing Mill, Briggs 

& Anderson, propre. 
Schoonover Henry, sawyer. 
Seymour Nettie, milliner. 
Shafer Jacob U. 
Shafer Jas. M., photographer. 
Shields li. U., carriage maker. 
Slater Aaron, shoemaker. 
Sliter Anthony J., lalDorer • 
Smith Betsey. 

Smith Ezra physician. 

Smith Geort,e S carpenter. 

Smilh J L meat market. 

Smith I eonarl L 

Spinlding Lillis G. 

Spiinger Warren farmer. 

Stone 1 cij,ar m iker. 

Stiatton James carpenter and 
pin te 

St ickland To! n A., farmer. 

Stron.., I A school teacher. 

.Strong James, gunsmith. 

Struble Daniel, former. 

Stults Walter, painter. 

Taylor Joseph E. 

Taylor O. E. & Co., (Oscar E. 
T. & Eseington 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.) 

TTnion School. 

Victors Grist Mill, Briggs & 
Anderson, proprs. 

Waters Alfred, l.iborer. 

Wilcos Emeline. 

Wilson James. 

Woodworth George, laborer. 

Woolverton Wm. C, farmer. 

Woolverton N, S., iai-iner, 

Worthingtou M., blacksmith, 

Yates Eden, sawyer. 

Yeomans Benjamin, mason. 

YeomariB Benona, mason. 

'i'eomans Mary E., domestic. 

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Anderson Edwin B., farmer. 

Anderson Eli B., larmer. 

Anderson EH 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, fiimier. 

Brown Alden, gunsmith. 

Brown & Co., (Warren D. & 
Myron 51.,) merchant millers. 

Brown Mary. 

Bro.wn Myron M., (B. & Co.) 

Brown W;irren D. (B. & Co.) 

Butcher Ephraim, farmer. 

Carter Frederick, tbreman far- 
Central Flouring Mills, Brown 
& Co., proprs. 

Chase Francis H., miller. 

Colby John, laborer. 

Collins Clark, carpenter. 

Comstoek Mills (Flouring,) G. 
W. Fish, propr. 

Crowell D. S., farmer. 

Croswell Lewis Cass, farmer. 

Crowell Oscar, farmer. 

Drake Aden D., shoe maker. 

Dunbar John, miSier. 

Dunbar John L., packer. 

Ellsworth William W., sawyer. 

Farmers' Custom & Merchant 
Flouring Mills, G. E. Dun- 
bar (fe Co., proprs, 

FountMu Lewis, laborer. 

Gould Daniel, shoemaker. 

past 01 

Hayward Horace, miller. 

Hutchinson James, cooper. 

Hyde Hiram, sawyer. 

Keliey George, farmer. 

Latham Kev. James, 
Methodist Church. 

Leslie Martha A. 

Locy Fannie. 

Loveland Albert. 

Loveliind David. 

Loveland Hir!Lm,forem 
stock Mills. 

Loveland Joeiah, cooper, post- 
master and grocer. 

Loveland Stephen, former. 

Mahoney Edward, trackman. 

Methodist Church, Kev. James 
Latham, pastor. 

Pereival Montgomery, farmer. 

Pledge John, miller. 

PoBt Office, Josiah Loveland, 

Pi-ice Alexander, cooper. 

Quinby Ephraim, blacksmith. 

Ityan Edward, trackman. 

Saw Mill & Cider Mill, Brown 
& Co., proprs. 

Seymour Charles, former. 

Shand Jiobert, miller. 

Sli eld rich 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 IL, clerk. 

Adams Clark, dry goods, gro- 
ceries, (fee. 

Adams Jarvis, carpenter. 

Adams Kev. Clark, farmer, 

Alien George W., carpenter, 

A lieu lioena. 

Batss JeDriie, domcetio. 

Benson KUen, domestic. 

Brundage Louisa, domestic. 

Carpenter Amos, farmer, 

Chappell A. D., farmer. 

Cougdon Edmund D. 

Congdon Hev. T. J,, pastor M, 
E. Churoh. 

Congregational Church, liev. 
John Scotford, pastor. 

Cratidall John, farmer. 

Ci-ump Rose O., carpenter, 

Delano Epliraim B., faimer. 

Delano George, farmer. 

Delano Nelson, faj-mer. 

Delano Samuel, blacksmith. 

Deyo Elijah P., former. 

Dome Frank, laborer, 

Dunham Seneca, farmer. 

Earl Augustus, carpenter. 

Earl Edwin, carpenter. 

Ferguson Charles E., propr. 
Farmers' Home. 

Glen Alexander, farmer. 

Glen ErastuH H., farmer. 

Harrison Emma, domestio. 

Hart George, former. 

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., iatmer. 

Huntley Hollis E., farmer. 

Huntley Minerva. 

Janes Nrithan W., farmer. 

Lillie Amos P., farmer. 

Lillie Frank B., laborer. 

Mason George N., farmer. 

Mayson Melville E. 

Masonic Hall. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, 

Kev. T. J, Congdon, p^tor. 
Mole Eflie. 

Monroe Almon V"., former. 
Montgomery Alonzo, farmer. 
Naragan Norton, laborer. 
Newton Mi!o, farmer. 
Peck Henry C., blacksmith. 
Phelps Charles, farmer. 
Piatt Thomas, farmer. 
Priest Edwin, farmer. 
Priest Martin I., former. 
Rosa Horatio, laborer. 
Ronndy Esther C. 
Scotford Rev. J., pastor Con- 

gi'egational Church. 
Seymour Sarah, 
Sherman Lucy R. 
Skinner Henry, farmer. 
Skinner James M., farmer. 
Skiimer Joseph, foi-mer. 
Skinner Ray L., farmer. 
Skinner William, fai-mer. 
Smith Eugene, carpenter. 
Smith Ira, fanner. 
Street John, farmer. 
Strong Robert M., pliysician. 
Thayer Cyrus, farmer. 
Van Antwerp Oscar, farmer. 
Waii Aaron, school teacher. 
Wickwire Geo., wagon maker. 
Wing John, trackman. 

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




Alexander John, farmer. 
Allen Job, farmer. 
Allen William, farmer. 
American Express Co., 0. F. 

Coleman, agent. 
Baker Andrew J., carpenter. 
Binder Anton, trackman. 
Bishop Asahel, laborer. 
Bo linger 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, boote and shoos, 
and station ngt. M. C li. li. 

Combs George W,, planer. 

Combs George W., painter. 

Combs J. E., blacksmith. 

Combs Mrs. L. 

CrandaU Benjamin F., wagon 

Crandall Herman, carpenter. 

Dean William B., clerk. 

Dimmick Stoel, miller. 

Drummond J., wagon maker, 

Urummond Wm., carpenter. 

French Calvin H,, carptnter. 

Gage Dimick, clerk. 

Gamble Robert, laborer. 

Gibbs Isaac, farmer, 

Grave.i Edwin, saloon. 

Hale William M., farmer. 

Hall Edwin D., former. 

Hobden John, farmer. 
Hoagh Lydia. 
Johnson Charles farmer. 
Johnson Frederick, farmer. 
Kellogg A. S., ( K. & Bro.) 
Kellogg & Bro., (James M. & 

Albert S.,) cradle manufs. 
Kellogg Clark. 

Kellogg James M,, (K. & l3ro,) 
Kempsey John, laborer. 
Lathan llev. David K., pastor 

M. E. Church. 
J^ee Charles W., track repairer. 
Lederer J. L., cabinet maker. 
Lesley W. J., pattern maker. 
Linton James G., physician. 
Loring Kodolphus D. 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 
Miller Franklin, farmer. 
Miller Peter, farmer. 
Owens Clinton, farmer. 
Payne Emery, farmer. 
Post Office, Oscar F. Coleman, 

Pi)St Master. 
Ralston Almond, farmer. 
Renig Lewis, trackman. 
Rickard Huldah. 
Rickard John, farmer. 
Rickard Wm. H., farmer. 
Riglitmire S. 0., carpenter. 
Kowel Benjamin, painter. 
Kchiveaii Henry, laborer. 
Seller Peter, trackman. 
Shafer Adam, laborer. 
Snyder Drusilla. 
Taylor Benjamin, laborer. 
Tuttle William, farmer. 

O. N. & T. F. GIDDINGS, Conveyancers, have Property to 




Arrowsmith W., wagon milker. 
Baines A. B., (M. P. & A. B.) 
BarnosM. P., (M. P. & A.B.) 
Bariiea M. P. & A. B., dry 

goods, groceries, &^^. 
BluKo Harriet. 
Boles Robert, blacksmith. 
Bradley Rev. Alillon, pastor, 

Piesbyteriaii tlhurch. 
Browu Charles B., fanner. 
Brown Chester E,, farmer. 
Brown Samuel T., &rmer. 
Bryant Edwin, laborer. 
Buol J. H., blaeksniilh. 
Biiskirk Jacob H., painter. 
Carpenlei' Eliza A. 
Charles Abiier, dry goods, et«. 
Charles Joseph E., clerk. 
Cummiugs Seymour S , fiirnier. 
Curtis Morgan. 
Dimiek Ke;<iah. 
DooUttle Wm-, eajTiase maker. 
Doon>ui Jtaggio 
Eastman Leonard P., farmtir. 
Eastman Nelson W., laborer. 
Eth«rington John, shoe maker, 
(iiddings Kanoy F. 
(iitkeyVohn L., farmer. 
Haiglit U. M., harness maker. 
Hawley Ileiibin H., physician. 
Jackson Still man, tiirnier. 
Jcwett (Jeovge N., carpenter. 
Jewett Nelson, shoemaker. 
Jewett Wm. M., shoemaker. 
Jones Charles W., farmer. 
JoneK Ephraim 
Logan William L., farmer. 
Love Grove Chaa. E., laborer. 
Marble Bev. Elisha, paste 

E. CImrch. 


Miirtin John F., biackm^ilh. 

Mason Edwin. 

Methodist Episcopal Ciiureh, 
Kcv. Elisha Marble, pastor. 

Wills Augustus, farmer. 

Mills Simeon, farmer. 

Morse Charles P., blacksmith. 

Odd Fellows' Hall. 

Parker Amasa S., farmer. 

Parker Justus B., farmer. 

I'armalee Charles, blacksmith. 

Patrick Stephen B., carpenter. 

Peek Elmer M., farmer. 

Post Office, N. H. Walbridge, 
Post blaster. 

Presbyterian CImrch, liev. Mil- 
ton BnidJey, pastor. 

Ueed Uilbevt E., iarmer. 

Scovilie Minor R,, clerk. 

Scoville Wallace H., clerk. 

Select School, A, L. Fox, prin- 

Spauldiuif Franklin B., farmer. 

Spiccr Minnie, milliner. 

Hntliff y. A. & A. B., proprs. 
Sntlifr Ilofel. 

Thorpe S. B., harness shop. 

Tnckcr Adam M., carpenter. 

Van Horn Aiiguline. 

Warn Cicliard H., farmer. 

Wells Thomas, laborer. 

Wett Malinda, milliner. 

Westley Otho, (coi'd) laborer. 

Whitney Norman 8 , farmer. 

W^ood Benjamin, carpenter. 

Wood Edward, carpenter. 

Wood George, farmer. 

^Vood Peter, cooper, 
id Susan. 



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s, Security, and other Ins. Co's.