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Page  1 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS.:E. WV.:_ARIKE3A-:IMC, DEALER IN Hardware, Cutlery, Tools, Stoves, Tinware, &c. COLDWATER, MICHIGAN. Only Agents for Stewart's Celebrated Summer and Winter Cook and Gas Burning Stoves. JS Iron, Nails, House Trimmings, Glass and Putty Patent Axels and Springs Wagon Boxes, Mill Saws, Grindstones, full assortment of1 Files, Hubs and Spokes, all kinds of Bent Stuff, Wooden and Willow Ware, &c., &c. DEALERS IN WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SILVER AND PLATED WARE. No. 18 Chicago Street, Coldwater, Michigan. Personal and particular attention given to the Repairing of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, and satisfaction guaranteed. V. B.-The Genuine Scotch Pebble Spectacles and Gold Pens, always on hand. All Goods Engraved Free of Charge.

Page  2 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. J c. Ca. -R~ECO,.,Y, Real Estate Agent & Notary Public. FARMS AND CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE. ALSO HOUTSES TO RENT. Office Cor. Chicago and Monroe Sts., Coldwater, Mich. J. W. & W. B. SHIVELY, DEALERS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC Black and Fancy Silks, Silk and Wool Poplins, Fine Cloakings, Shawls, White Goods, Dress Trimmings, Notions, &c. We make a specialty of cheap dress goods. Our stock is always full and complete, at prices from 15 to 25 per cent less than the market. CARD.-We take great pleasure in presenting the above card to our patrons, as we consider this one of the most honorable and best conducted dry goods houses in Branch county. PUBLISHER. BOOKLASS & SWAFFIELD, OPERATIVE TAILORS, COLDWATER, MICHIGAN. Store Southeast Corner of Monroe and Chicago Streets, Up Stairs. EVERY DESCRIPTION OF MEN'S GARMENTS OUT AND MADE TO ORDER, TO PLEASE THE MOST FASTIDIOUS OR UNIQUE. 19 Patrons of economy and taste consult their interests here. "R

Page  3 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 3 _ DR. WOOLLEY'S No. 25 Chicago Street, Coldwater, Mich. ARITIFICIAI.. TEETHE Inserted, from One to an Entire Set, On plates of every description, and at prices, for my style of operations, which shall be TILE BEST, that defy competition. A large stock of Teeth kept constantly on hand, from which patients can be suited. Call and examine them before going elsewhere. Upper Sets from ten to twenty dollars. G@LD 1ILLIN6I After long experience in not only inserting Artificial Teeth, but in Gold Filling, I can safely say in regard to filling teeth, when that operation is faithfully performed it is a success..ATTEND3E TO YOTJTR TEETHC. Dr. Rush, in his Medical Enquirer, says: "I have known dyspepsia and general ill health, amounting to entire disqualification for the duties of life, to depend upon bad teeth, and to be remedied only by treatment addressed to them; and not unfrequently death results from the like apparently trifling cause." rEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN, BY THE USE OF ANESTHETICS.

Page  4 4 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. M. H. PARKEER, ARCHITECT AND BUILDER COLDWATER, MICH. S- Plans and Estimates for School and Dwelling Houses furnished on short notice. AMBROSE HALSTED. WM. H. H. HALSTED. FIRE INSURANCE AGENTS Rooms No. 1 & 3 Masonic Block, (UP STAIRS.) COLD WATER, MICH. Fire Insurance written in the best companies in the United States on reasonable terms. Losses promptly adjusted and paid at our office without discount. S Particular attention given to Insurance of Farm Property and Dwellings against Fire and Lightning.

Page  5 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 5 NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL THIS COlTIPANY, UP TO IPEC. 31, 1869, HAD PAID IN CLAIMS BY DEATH, $4,200J,OOO. It Had Paid Dividends as Large as any Company in the United States. HAD A CAPITAL OF $8,5OOOO ITS POLICIES ARE 1101-FORFEITBLE BY LAW AFTER OHE PAYNEXT. A~gent for Southern Mioh. and N'*orthern Ind. OFFICE 142 CHICA GO S~T.. UP STAIRS. Coldwater, Miuch.

Page  6 6 6 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. J'EW PORK JAILLINERY AND yANCY }?OODS ~TORE. _P_ ~ M iG R Wholesale and Retail Dealer in XILLINERY, ]FANCY GOODS,, DRESS TRIMMINGS, IFiNVE 1PEFU1FJM1EWY, L Es cc.,3 NO. 44 CHICAGO STREET-MOORE'S BLOCK, COLD WA TEll - - MICHIGA2V. 1Jms COLD WATER, ICIA. Dealers In Covernment Bonds and Local Securities. Exchange on the Principal Cities of the United States and Europe. Spea- rr ramGumr lazaros Stephen -7. Rose. W iillard J. Bowen. Rester B. Rose A. A. PHILIBRICK & BROTHERI, Manufacturers of and Dealers In CARRIAGES AND WVAGONS. Special attention given to ]PEDDLING AND_]PLATFORM WORK. All work done on short notice and on reasonable terms.q Factory-Corner Chicago ad Jackson Sts., opposite the Sherm~an Hlouse.

Page  7 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 7 W. A. & H. W. KENT, DEALERS IN MONUMENTS, MANTELS, TOMBSTONES, TABILE-TOPS, BUILDING AND FLAGGING STONE, Corner of Pearl and Monroe Sts., COLDWATER, MICHICAN. WM. A. KENT. H. W. KENT. MYERS & GREENWOOD, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in CRACKERS, BREAD, CAKE, * IEL. CHEESE, OYSTERS AND CONFECTIONERY, No. 29 Chicago Street, COLDWATER, MICHIGAN.

Page  8 8 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. CIT BAKERY" HAS BEEN ENTIRELY REMODELED. A NEW BAKESHOP,~ LUNCH ROOMS ENLARGED AND IMPROVED. In the Bakery Sales iRoom can be found the best quality of' (04=1*C Crackers Superior to any Others. OYSTERS, CANNED FRUIT, Dried and Fresh Fruit, &c. The Lunch Rooms rtre supplied with Oysters., Pigs' -Feet,. Pickled Tongue, Pies,, Cakes, -Rusks, Honey, and all other things to tempt the palate. WVM. Ri. FOSTEIR, Represents the following old and popular Companies: 1ETNA, OF' HARTFORD, CONN. PHCENIX, OF HARTFORD, CONN. UNDERWRITERS' AGENCY, NEW YORK. INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK. LORILLARD, OF NEW YoniqC AND THE CONN. MUTUAL LIFE INS. CO., OF HARTFORD. Capital Represented, over $40,000,000. ALSO GENERAL T~ICKET AGENT. Sells tickets to all points East. Office: No. 9 and 10 Seely's Block, second story. AW The Altna has the largest Capital of any Fire Insurance Conpany In the United States.

Page  9 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 9 I. C. IVES, GOldwater., - - - Michigan. Particular attention given to the treatment of DISEASES OF HORSES AND CATTLE, IN EITHER CITY OR COUNTRY. omee and Residence: Corner of Pearl and Clay Streets. THE BEST FAMILY SEWING MACHINE IN USE. OFFICE:-INO. 12) CHICAGO STREET, WITH SWEET BRO.'S & CO. C. J.MiYANVEL, — AGENT. ROTH & FREEDMAN, MANUJFACTUREES OF The largest assortment and the cheapest place in the city for Corsets, Ribbons, Laces, Fancy Jewelry, Zephyr Worsted, Toys, Ladies' Ready-made Carments, Linens, Hosiery, Notions and Trimmings, and all kinds of Fancy Coods. 39 Chicago Street, Coidwater, Mllichigan. MRS. A. ROGERS, AGENT FOR THEE AMERICAN BUTTON -HOLE, OVER-SEAMING AND SEWING MACHINE COMBINED, No. 13 Chicago Street, up stairs, Coldwater, Aiich. In latest styles, done to order on shortest notice.

Page  10 10 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. J. F. PRATT & BRO., Manufacturers and Dealers in Custom-made BOOTS AND SHOES, RUBBERS, TRUNKS AND SATCHIELS, LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS, No. 17 Chicago Street, Coldwater, Mich. Buy for yourselves and your children The Patent Studded Boots and Shoes. THEY WILL SURELY PLEASE YOU. STUDDED INSTEAD OF EYELETS, A CHILD CAN LACE ITS OWN SI-OES! TRY THEM! TRY THEM! FOR SALE ONLY AT J. F. PRATT & BRO., 17 CHICAGO ST., COLDWATER, MICH.

Page  11 COLDWATEIR ADVERTISEMENTS. 1 1.1 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HATS AP tBOOTS HIOD I FURS AND Gents' Furnishing Goods. 34 OHIGIAGO STREET, GOLDWATER, M1ICHIGAN. Please call and examine my Stock. NEW YORK BAZAAR,, 60 Chicago St., Goldwriter, Mfich. Keeps thbe Largest Assortment of Hoop-skirts, Corsets, Laces, Trimmings, Ribbons, Ready- made Ladies' Carments, Fancy Jewelry, Hosiery, Zepher Worsted Cermantown Wool, Factory Yarn, Hair Coods,,,Toys, China Coods_, all kinds of Fancy Coods, Baskets and Willow Ware, Notions of all kinds, etc. GOODS CHEAPER THAN AT ANY OTHER FIRM IN TOWN. A very good supply.o Strings for Violins, Guitars, Bass Vilidns, and allI other kinds of Musical Me'rchandise always on hand. SHIEET-MIUSIC A SPECIALITY. Pianos, Organs, and Melodeons sold very Cheap for Cash or on Credit.

Page  12 12 192 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. F. V. SMITH. -J. E. SMITH. F. VT. SM-4IRTH & CO. Established in 184. DEALERS IN HTS, CAPS, AND FURNISHING GOODS. The Oldest and Largest Clothi-ng House in Southern Michigan. Especial Attention given to CUSTOM1 WOIRK ALL GOODS WARRANTED. ONY O1 RI R-NO DKVIATION

Page  13 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. COLDWATER STEAM MARBLE WORKS. J. ANDERSON & SON, DEALERS IN Italiall & Amoricll 1Y1r1lJo, 1YOllumollts & lloatL-St011s, ALSO BUILDING STONE OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS. -First door East of Gas- Works, Chicago St. GOLD WA TER, - - - MIC11IGAN. COOKC & BIRODHEAD, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN CROCK3BRT, GLASS-WARiF4, ifet. 47 CHTICAGO STREET. GENERAL DEALER IN GROCERIES-', PROVISIONS, WOOD AND WILLOW-WARE. 16 CHICAGO STREET. J. F. TRUESDELL & SON9 DEALERS IN Butter, Pork, Lard, Tallow, Oil, CHEESE, DRIED-BEEF, HAMS, BACON, SUCAR, TEA, AND CENERAL CROCERIES. Cgash Paid for All Kinds of Produce.-Mtg Basement No. 2 Southern M~ich. Hotel, Goldwater, Mich&.

Page  14 .14 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS, J. S. WOODARD 4& SON, DEALERS IN SVCOOL BOOKSs BLANK BiOOKS Albums, Holiday Goods, Toilet Goods, Etc., Etc. ALSO POCKE'' BOOKS AND PORTFOLIOS. Prescriptions carefully compounded at all hours of the day. Friends give us a call. No 48 Bassett's New Block, Chicago St., Coldwater, Mich. J. S. WOODARD & SON. THE EAST END DRUG HOUSE. K NAPP & -ORRANCE EEP JR -UGS.t J.No. 5 Chicago St., Coldwater, JMiczh. PURE FRENCH, GERMAN, ENGLISH, AND AMERICAN DRUGS, MEDICINES & CHEMICALS, Choice Foreign and Domestic Toilet Articles and Fancy Goods, Imported Perfumes, Soaps, Brushes, and Druggists' Sundries. p-Physicians' Prescriptions compounded from pure and choice materials.-* A.A. DOtR A N C E. FIRE INS U L.4,. nt Office with Knapp 4 Dorrance, Drugists.

Page  15 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 1 15 D. HOLM\ES & SON,.MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN REPAIRING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. 43 Ghicago St. over Spautldiutg & Go's, Goldwater,, Mich. DE NTTISTREZY' DONE IN ALL'ITS DIFFERENT BRANCHES. Fromn my long and continued Practice I can Guarantee to mny Customers all t~ip benefits that can be derived from Dental Practice. Office over E. R. HALL & SON'S JEWELRY STORE NO. 18 GHIGAGO ST.~, GOLDWATER. NEWV YORK CLOTHING HOUSE. LOUIS SLOMAN, DEALER IN REL{D Y MlARLE CLOTHING, HAS'I, CAPS, TRUNKS,9 VALISES,9 GE1,NTS' FURNISHING GOODS, ETC., ETC. No.23 GHIGAGO ST., GOLDWVATER, MIGII. II). II. 1) AVI S, DEALER IN goliooi, Mi'soollanoous and Blank Books, 18 CHICA GCO STREET, COLD WA TER, MICH. *

Page  16 16 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. Di 3e CLANKU & (Wo ESTABLISHE:D 1850. CHOICE GROCERIES, Paints, Oils, Glass, Dye Stuffs, Salt, CALCINED PLASTER, WATER LIME, STONE WARE, WALL PAPERS, PERFUMERY, NOTIONS, &C. Keep on hand the largest stock of the above goods iu this city, and sell at the lowest prices.

Page  17 BRANCH COUNTY >DIRE CTORY -AND — HISTORICAL RECORD. CONTAINING A COMPLETE LIST OF RESIDENTS ARRANGED BY TOWNSHIPS AND WARDS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, BUSINESS DIRECTORIES OF COLDWATER, QUINCY, UNION CITY, AND BRONSON. ALSO A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY, AS A WHOLE AND BY TOWNSHIPS, FROM THE EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME, INTERSPERSED WITH SKETCHES, ANECDOTES AND INCIDENTS, CONCERNING PERSONS OF THE COUNTY AND THEIR INTERESTS, &C.. &C. COMP1IIED BY STE'VENTS & OOTO'VEI.t 1870-71. ANN ARBOR: COURIER STEAM PRINTING HOUSE. 1871.

Page  18 18 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. INTRODUCTION. THE compilation of the Branch County Directory and Historical Record has been attended with much more labor than was anticipated at the outset. The many mistakes which creep into works of this character we have been careful to avoid. That is it perfect in every particular we have no right to expect. Our Yankee Nation, of which Branch county is a worthy part, being a stirring one, a few undoubtedly, will be too restless to sit for their picture and consequently will not answer to roll call. Yet we are certain that the good people for whom it is intended will appreciate the efforts we have made, not only to make the work reliable but interesting and entertaining. The Historical Sketches were written by Dr. I. P. Alger, Hon. Wales Adams, Col. M. Mudge, James H. Lawrence, Esq., Hon. C. D. Randall, Judge H. Warner, Hon. E. G. Fuller, Allen Tibbets, Esq., Capt. J. H. McGowan, and Capt. G. H. Turner, to whom are due our earnest thanks for the hearty manner in which they have responded to our request. A host of friends will please accept our thanks for the material aid rendered, and we trust they will receive large dividends on the money invested. No inattention on our part has rendered the work less perfect, and should any feel tempted to criticise let them remember that this is our initiatory step in the business. STEVENS & CONOVER.

Page  19 GENERAL INDEX. GENERAL INDEX. 19 PAGs. Index to Advertisements.............19 History of Branch County............ 21 County Officers..............................24 Agricultural Society.....................24 Agr. and Breeders' Association... 25 School Statistics............................25 Coldwater City and Township..... 26 The Lewis Art Gallery..................29 City Officers.................................... 30 Fire Department...........................31 Churches......................................... 31 Societies.......................................... 32 Board of Education.......................32 Schools............................................ 33 Public Institutions........................ 33 Coldwater Business Directory......35 City of Coldwater..........................43 Coldwater Township......................76 Township Officers..........................76 California Township.....................88 Township Officers..........................89 Algansee Township.......................95 Township Officers..........................96 Quincy Village and Township..... 111 Quincy Officers, Churches, Societies Schools. etc................113-114 Quincy Business List....................114 Quincy Village..............................117 Quincy Township..........................126 Township Officers..........................126 Butler Township...........................137 Township Officers..........................138 Girard Township...........................147 Township Officers..........................148 Ovid Township..............................158 PAGO. Township Officers..........................159 Kinderhook Township.............. 168 Township Officers.................. 169 Gilead Township................... 175 Township Qfficers.................. 175 Bethel Township...........................182 Township Officers.................. 183 Batavia Township.................. 194 Township Officers.................. 195 Union City and Township........... 211 Churches, Officers, Schools, Societies, etc..... '' 212 Union City Business List............ 213 Union City Village................. 216 Union Township................... 222 Township Officers.................. 222 Matteson Township................. 233 Township Officers............... 233 Sherwood Township................ 243 Township Officers........................ 243 Bronson Township and Village... 254 Officers, Churclhes, Schools, Societies, etc...............................255-256 Bronson Business List..................256 Bronson Village.............................259 Bronson Township........................265 Township Officers..........................365 Noble Township............................271 Township Officers..........................271 Branch County War Record.........276 Capt. McGowan's Address............281 Meeting of Pioneers......................283 Sketches of Pioneer Life...............285 Historical Sketches of Branch County...................................... 289............ ABBREVIATIONS.-Bds., boards; bet., between; cor., corner; Chi., Chicago; E., east; lab., laborer; N., north; opp., opposite; prop., proprietor; S., south; s., side; st., street; W., west; Wash., Washington; Jeff., Jefferson; ret., retired. EXPLANATION.-The post office of those whose address is not designated, is the same name as the township In which they reside.

Page  20 20 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTIRY. INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS. COLDWATER. Anderson J. & Son........................ Allen & Miles................................. Button, J. F.................................... Brockway, M.................................. Baker, Dr. H................................... Rooklass & Swaffield................... Blodgett & Brown.......................... Rall & Mauger................................ Brookins, J. A................................ Bowerman T. H............................ Clarke, E.. & Co.......................... Coldwater Republican.................. Cook & Brodhead........................... Coldwater National Bank............ Chandler, Albert............................ Davis, D. H.................................... Dibble & Champion...................... Eastman, D. W.............................. Furey, W illiam.............................. Foster, A. J.................................... Flandermeyer & Bros. & Carls..... Fisk, S. W....................................... Fletcher B. M............................... Foster, W illiam R......................... G regory, J................................... Halsted, A. & Son.......................... Harrington, S. A.......................... Hall, R. E. & Son........................... Halsted, L. D................................. Hannahs, Mrs. K. L...................... Holmes, D. & Son........................... Harrington & Lewis...................... 'AGu. 13 308 307 308 15 2 305 311 302 300 16 304 13 306 315 15 112 5 309 13 307 11 303 8 2 4 8 1 301 302 15 309.AGIE Ives, I. C...................................... 9 Kent, W. A. & H. W..................... 7 Knapp & Dorrance........................ 14 Leubsdorf, B................................... 11 Lanphere, A.................................. 311 Myers & Greenwood..................... 7 Markham, E................................... 1 Manvel, C. J.................................. 9 Mauger, P. W................................. 6 Nichols, P. P......................... 310 Philbrick, A. A. & Bro.................. 6 Powers, D. C.................................. 302 Phillips, H. C................................. 301 Pratt, J. F. & Bro........................... 10 Parker, H. M............................ 4 Roth & Freedman.......................... 9 Rogers, Mrs. A.............................. 9 ose, Bowen & Rose..................... 6 Reed, R. M...................................... 310 Rose, J. A...................................... 303 Ryder, G. E.................................... 307 Randall & McGowan...................... 303 Smith, F. V. & Co.......................... 12 Shively, J. W. & W. B................... 2 Sloman, L....................................... 15 Stevens, A. G................................. 299 The Coldwater Sentinel............... 313 Truesdell, J. T. & Son.................... 13 Tripp, James............................... 306 W oolley, J. H................................ 3 W oodward Barber & Co............... 302 W oodard, J. S. & Son..................... 14 QUINCY. Alger R. J..................................... 107 Pond, C. V. R.............................108-109 Carrol, Daniel................................ 107 Salisbury, J. B............................... 108 Lytle & Knowlton......................... 109 Sweeney, John............................... 111 Mudge, Col. M................................ 110 Wheeler, C. M................................. 107 Myers, D. C.................................... 107 BRONSON. Compton W.H.............................. 253 Fuller A. N................................... 253 Clark,Mio...................................... 252 ull, J. D. & Son........................... 252 Cummings, Dr. C. A...................... 253 Nichols, 0. B. & Co........................ 252 Driggs &Bro................................... 253 Powers, C. H................................. 253 Eaton, E................................. 252 Sanders, L............................... 252 Ford. r. L. D.......................... 253 Ward, Luman................................ 253 UNION CITY. Aiken, A. B.................................... 208 Drumm, A. M............................. 209 Bowen'& Easton........................... 206 Lusk, Silas...............................209-275 Chase, H. H............................... 209 Leonard & Antisdale..................... 208 Carpenter, S. D.............................. 207 McClellan, William....................... 311 Carpenter, Morris.................... 205 Spencer J & Son.......................... 207 Drumm, A. M. & Co....................... 205 Smith, Dr. J. D.............................. 210 Darrin, Garret D............................ 111 Youngs & Bundy........................... 207 Courier Steam Printing House, Ann Arbor................................................... 814

Page  21 HISTORY OF BRANCH COUNTY..21 BRANCH COUNTY. The county of Branch is situated in nearly the centre of the southern tier of counties adjoining the Indiana state line, and is bounded on the north by Calhoun county, on the east by Hillsdale county, on the south by Indiana, and on the west by St. Joseph county. It was organized in 1833, being called, previous to that date, the township of Green a part of St. Joseph county, and contains an area of 528 square miles, of which about 150,000 acres are improved. The St. Joseph river flows through the northern part of the county, while the remainder is well watered by the Prairie and Coldwater rivers, Big Swan and Little Swan creeks and their tributaries. Pleasant, Stone, and Deadwood lakes are the principal ones in the county, though there are numerous small lakes and ponds in the central and southern portions. The surface is generally level though somewhat broken in the eastern part. The slope being toward the southwest. The soil is diversified, consisting, upon the level or prairie portions, of a dry, black, rich loam, and in the timb red openings, of a yellow sandy loam, which although not so rich as that of the prairie, produces, when thoroughly cultivated, abundant crops. Two thirds of the county is in oak openings and prairie, the remainder well timbered. The streams, though small comparatively, furnish excellent water power, which, is being rapidly improved. There are sixteen organized townships in the county: Alagansee, Batavia, Bethel, Bronson, Butler, California, Coldwater, Girard, Gilcad, Kinderhook, Matteson, Noble, Quincy, Sherwood, and Union, together with, the incorporated city of Coldwater and villages of Quincy, Union City, and Bronson, containing an aggregate population of 26,339. No county in the State will rank before Branch in the fertility of its soil or the amount produced compared with the number of acres under cultivation. The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, and the Mich Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of New York. See Adrerstisement. 3

Page  22 BRANOH COUNTY DIRECTORY. igan Air Line passes through the county, and the Ohio and Lake Michigan Railroad is in process of construction, which, when completed, will add much to the value of real estate in the county, besides contributing largely toward the development of its vast agricultural resources. The County Seat was first located at Masonville in 1830, but owing to an accident of the commissioners, who failed to be sworn in, their action was not confirmed, consequently new commissioners were appointed by the Governor, who located the county seat at "Branch," about two miles southwest of there, within the township of Coldwater, where it remained until 1840. A building was erected in 1837-38 which served the double purpose of Court House and Jail. The sum of $383 was given for its construction. But in 1838 the sum of $250 was raised to put the jail in condition for use. In 1840 the county seat, by an act of the Legislature, was removed to the village, now city, of Coldwater, where it still remains. The court house and jail being at Branch the courts held their sessions there, and the citizens of Coldwater anxious to have the business, it is said, persuaded one Delos Woodard, then in jail for stealing Dr. Stillman's horse, when drunk, to burn the jail so that the business would come to Coldwater, for which kind act, on the part of Delos, they sent him to the penitentiary. The trials and difficulties, with which the pioneers had to contend, were many, among which, not the least, was the want of mills. There were no mills for grinding nearer than Constantine, 35 miles west, or Tecumseh, 55 miles east, and it was a journey of several days to and from either of those places, traveling, as they were obliged to, by marked trees through the woods. The first mill for grinding built in the county was built in 1832, by one Kirk, John Allen, Seth Dunham, and Dr. Hill, on the west branch of Coldwater river, one mile south of the present Branch mills, and was known as the " Poka Mills." The stones were made of the so called rock stone, and the bolt was of book muslin. In 1840 it passed into the hands of R. J. Champion, and was commonly known as the " Black Hawk Mill." It has since been rebuilt, and is owned by Mr. Munson. The first land ever deeded in this county, on record, was Dec. 3d, 1830, by Jno. G. Richardson to Jno. Potter, and recorded June 8th, Security Life Ins. Co. of N.Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  23 HISTORY OF BRANCH COUNTY. 1831, Jno. W. Anderson county register. The first tax collected in the county amounted to $7,36, fees fifty cents, which when compared with the tax of 1870, shows at a glance the vast increase of population and wealth which a few years will bring about. The amount of tax collected in 1870 amounts.7to $36,960,15. The first town meeting ever held embraced the whole county (township of Green) it was held in a pole cabin, where now the Branch mills ares one half mile south of the village of Branch. The size of the cabin was fourteen by eighteen feet-all the voters in the county were present and during a shower all were inside the spacious building and plenty of room for more. in October, 1833, Messrs. Silas A. Holbrook, Supervisor of Coldwater, and Jeremiah Tillotson, Supervisor of Prairie River, met and organized the first Board of Supervisors, by appointing Mr. Tillotson president, and Seth Dunham clerk. Mr. McCarty was the first Sheriff of this county. The year 1835 marked the advent of many from the State of New York, and a large emigration from that region continued to add to the population, which in 1837, had increased to the number of 4,016. The first Quarterly Meeting ever held in the county was held in a small frame building owned by Allen Tibbets, standing on the spot where H. C. Lewis' residence now stands, James Gilruth was the Presiding Elder, and preaching, cooking, praying, and eating, were all carried on in the same room, there being but one in the house, and thirty people were accommodated from Saturday night until Monday morning. Mr. Tibbetts remarks that if the devil was ever in a hog it must have possessed one at that time, for while service was being conducted on the inside an old porker came and rooted over and ate the best part of the dinner, being cooked in a " Dutch oven " on the outside. Eld. Gilruth being a large man required two horses, riding one until tired out and then changing the saddle to the oLher; he was the only Presiding Elder in the State at that time. The first religious society in the county was formed in the house above mentioned, by Elijah H. Pilcher, traveling preacher of the M. E. Church. The society consisted of four members. The first temperance society formed in the county was organized by Bishop Chase, and the seed then sown has sprung up and brought Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mlich., wants Agents to oanvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  24 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. forth much fruit, and Sons and Daughters of Temperance, Washingtonians, and Good Templars, are still at work in the good cause. The first coroner's inquest held in the county was in a little cabin on the east bank of Coldwater river, now in the limits of Chicago St. The man was found frozen to death with a jug of whisky by his side, on the farm now owned by Wilson Cooley. The first newspaper published in Branch county was started in 1832. The settlement of Branch county was retarded by hunters and trappers, reporting it to be low and marshy, unfit for cultivation. They knowing their occupation would be gone when it became thickly settled, were not slow to circulate the story, and were believed until some more venturesome pushed boldly forward and found, as it has proved to be, one of the finest agricultural sections in the State. COUNTY OFFICERS. JUDGE OF PROBATE-DAVID N. GREEN. SHERIFF-LEWIS B. JOHNSON. REGISTER OF DEEDS-DANIEL A. DOUGLAS. COUNTY CLERK-FRANCIS M. BISSELL. TREASURER-JOHN WHITCOMB. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY-JONAS H. McGOWAN. CIRCurr COURT COMMISSIONERS-FFANK L. SKEELS, EZRA BERRY. COUNTr SuRVEYOR-TITUS BABCOCK. COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER —JOHN H. BENNETT. COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS-ALBERT A. LUCE. CORONERS-JEROME D. WOLCOTT, NATHAN FETTERLY. BRANCH COUNTY AfGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. Organized in 1850. Pairs held annually at the spacious grounds in the north part of the city of Coldwater. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  25 SCHOOL STATISTICS OF BRANCH COUNTY. PRESIDENT-GEORGE VANAIKEN. SECRETARY-I. P. ALGER. TREASURER-ALBERT CHANDLER. COLDWATER AGRICULTURAL AND BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION. Organized in April, 1862. PRESIDENT-J. F. PRATT. SECRETARY-E. W. MARKHAM. TREASURER-L. M. WING. Fairs held annually, which call the best horses in this and adjoining States, and among the number those owned in Branch county take a prominent part. SCHOOL STATISTICS. O ~ 6 0 ai [4 P4 TOWNSHIPS. I r | 4 o 3 F P M -4 v ^ Ed 0 California............ 234 217 7 $2,225 $861 81 Sherwood............ 8 339 312 7 5,250 1,542 07 Kinderhook.......... 4 189 171 8 1,700 909 50 Coldwater.......... 11 529 464 71 10,000 4,997 50 Butler............... 7 431 402 7 4,400 1,797 91 Algansee............ 10 437 396 7 3,410 2,474 27 Girard.............. 11 430 408 7 9,900 3,428 92 Quincy............. 10 815 717 7 21,750 1,682 36 Gilead.............. 6 279 232 7 3,070 1,679 86 Union.............. 9 569 524 7k 8,750 4,280 73 Matteson............ 11 413 419 7 6,025 1,695 00 Bethel...... 8 489 422 6 6,750 2,909 00 Batavia............ 9 368 343 83 7,150 2,852 17 Ovid................ 9 423 420 6 5,950 1,732 75 Coldwater City...... 1278 1195 10 50,000 18,189 94 Bronson............. 9 7 747 306 6 7,960 6,527 60 Noble............... 5 233 216 6 4,000 1,279 14 Col. I. Mudge, of Quincy, Mick., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  26 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. COLDWATER CITY AND TOWNSHIP. The first white man who settled within the territory of what is now the city of Coldwater, was a Mr. Hugh Campbell, who, in 1829. emigrated here from New York. In 1831 there were located at Coldwater, John Wilson, who built his shanty on the spot where now stands the Methodist Episcopal Church-little did he think that in so few short years an imposing structure, capable of seating a thousand, would be reared on the site of his log cabin in the wilderness; Hugh Campbell, who located where H. C. Lewis's residence now stands; Robert J. and William H. Cross pitched their tent in the east, where is now the residence of Dr. Sprague; Joseph Hanchett built his cabin on the spot where now stands the old bakery, opposite the post-office. These, at that date, were the sum total of the buildings standing iid (the now city of) Coldwater. The Chicago road, as laid out, ran about four rods north of Joseph Hanchett's house, and the stump, where he and his neighbors pounded their corn, stood on the lot now occupied by the store of E. R. Clarke & Co. The first land ever plowed in this town was a lot of twenty acres lying south and east of H. C. Lewis's residence; and on this lot was planted the first orchard in Branch county. The second was set out by Harvey Warner, and one of the trees now stands by the road side at Masonville. September 1st, 1830, Hugh Campbell entered the west half of the north-west fourth of section twenty-two; Joseph Hanchett the east half of the north-west quarter of section twenty-one; R. J. and Wm. H. Cross the east six lots of section twenty-two. In February, Campbell sold his eighty acres to the Crosses for $180, with twenty acres plowed and sixteen apple trees set out, and a shanty built. This was one of the coldest winters ever known-snow twenty inches deep, and Coldwater River frozen on the first of December so as to be impassable for teams until the ice was broken. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  27 COLDWATER CITY AND TOWNSHIP. 27 In 1831, Allen Tibbets bought of the Crosses the west half of the north-west quarter of section twenty-two. Silas A. Holbrook and others were at that time added to the settlement.,The first town meeting ever held was at the house of John Morse, April 7, 1834, Seth Dunham, clerk. One of the first frame buildings erected in town was a part of the "Oriental House," built by Benjamin Smith, of Girard, for John Morse, and was called the "Phenix Hotel," John Morse, landlord, who was for a long time the proprietor. Rev. Allen Tibbets was the first resident preacher of the gospel. He emigrated to this county in 1831, and delivered his first discourse in July of that year. The first house erected in Coldwater was built by Hugh Campbell, on the spot where now stands the north wing of the "Lewis Art Gallery." Harvey Warner, who is well known to nearly all of our citizens, is one of the pioneers. He came to locate land in 1830, and moved from Clinton, Lenawee county, in 1831. He now resides, with his family, in an elegant brick mansion one mile south of the court house, his residence commanding a fine view of the city and surrounding country. In 1832 the village was laid out, by Messrs. Hanchett & Tibbets, under the name of Lyons, which was, the following year, changed to' Coldwater, being the interpretation of the Indian word "Chuck-senya-bish," which was applied by them to the river upon which the place is built. The first physician was Dr. Chase, who located here in 1833. On removing the county seat from Branch to this place, the village received considerable impetus, and from the completion of the M. S. R. R. to this place, in 1851, the village increased rapidly in size. The Legislature passed an act incorporating the village of Coldwater, February 29, 1837. The first election held under it was on the first Monday of May, in the same year, when Hon. Hiram Alden, then Representative in the Legislature from Branch county, was elected President; Hiram Shoudler, Recorder; William H. Cross, Silas A. Holbrook, Joseph Hanchett, Reuben J. Champion, Harvey Warner, and John J. Curtis, Trustees. A city charter was obtained in 1861, and at the present time the the city of Coldwater is one of the most beautiful and flourishing inland cities in the State. Distance from Detroit, 100 miles south-west, Col. M. Mudge, of Qnincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  28 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. by common road; 132 miles by rail; fare, $3.90. One hundred and fifty-five miles east of Chicago; fare, $4.90. Eighty-seven miles from Toledo; fare, $2.70. The city contains seven churches, representing the Presbyterian, Episcopal Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, Wesleyan Methodist, German Lutheran, and Catholic denominations. The Presbyterian, M. E., and Baptist church buildings are among the finest in the State. The Presbyterian, being the last erected, went a little broader and a little higher than its predecessors. The school buildings far exceed those of most towns of the size of Coldwater. The central and fourth ward buildings are elegant and imposing structures; the third ward building is a commodious one, though not presenting so fine an appearance as the others. The county buildings "are nothing to brag of." The jail is worthless. It is to be hoped that the people of Branch county will soon see the error of their ways, and erect county buildings worthy of the name, which will show the honest pride and laudable ambition which we know exists among the people of this highly favored county. There are upwards of two hundred mercantile and mechanical establishments, offices, etc., including large and elegant business blocks, several of which are in process of completion; two weekly newspapers, three banking establishments, and six hotels. The city is finely laid out, on rich prairie land, the streets running at right angles, lighted with gas and ornamented with shade trees. There are a large number of fine residences, and but few buildings of an inferior order. The trade of the city is quite important, it being the central depot for wool, grain producers, and also an excellent market for horses (some of the best in the country being raised in the vicinity), cattle, and live stock generally, as well as for fruit and every description of produce. A branch of the Coldwater River, which flows through the town, affords an excellent water power. The city of Coldwater, according to census lately taken, contains a population of 4,477, (some two or three thousand missing, and not accounted for.) The township of Coldwater-sometimes called the rim-contains the city of Coldwater, in the center of the township, and the village of Branch. Branch was first settled in 1832, by Harvey Warner, Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  29 THE LEWIS ART GALLERY. Elisha and Hart Warner, and Joel Burlingame, father to the Hon. Anson Burlingame, known and honored in three continents, ~and by whose death civilization lost a staunch promoter. For the next five years, Branch was the business center for the county. The township of Coldwater is one of the finest in the county, arid is excelled by none in the State. The county farm and buildings are located in this town, on the Marshall road, south of the city. It contains a population of 1,534. THE LEWIS ART GALLERY. BY HON. C. D. RANDALL. Coldwater city will soon become, if it is not already, more widely known through the fame of this gallery, than by any other means. Mr. Lewis's collection is double the size of any other, either public or private, on this continent, and in its merits it will bear favorable comparison. In view of these facts, is it too much to hope that what Florence is to Italy, Coldwater may become, in time, to America-a great art center? The paintings and statuary number 463, being principally of the former. There are in the galleries of this country pictures more expensive than these, but the merits of these will compare well with the most expensive. These were purchased more with a view to their merits than the reputation of the artist, which it is known has sold many ordinary productions. The larger part of the paintings were selected by Mr. Lewis while on a year and a half tour in Europe, with his estimable lady. He had given, for a long time, especial study to the fine arts, and had well qualified himself for making excellent selections. Knowing that it was useless to make a gallery with the works of the old masters. he procured copies of their celebrated paintings, and many pieces by eminent living artists. Among those copied from, are the well known names of Raphael, Salvator Rosa, Murillo, Guido, Michael Angelo, Corregio, Titan, and many others well known to the lovers of art. When Mr. Lewis returned from Europe, he erecte i the south part of the present gallery, a brick building 23 x 53 feet, with ceilings 25 feet high, and lighted by sky-light, and has it now Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  30 30 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. filled mostly with copies from that collection. When the celebrated Thompson collection was offered for sale, Mr. Lewis purchased from it the larger part of the best paintings, among which are the " Sleeping Beauty," "The Attack on the Emigrant Train," "The Death of Wolf," "John Knox Accused of Treason," and " Hagar in the Wilderness." most of which have a national reputation. HIe procured at the same time about sixty portraits, by eminent artists, of celebrated characters, which add largely to the interest of the gallery. This is the largest collection of portraits in the country, except one. For this last purchase there has been erected an addition 40 x 40 feet, lighted sam as the other. The best feature of this splendid collection of art is, that it is closed to none, that it is free to all. There is no other free gallery in tfle country, owned by a private individual. Every Saturday throngs of visitors are there. They come from far and near, all seeming to deeply enjoy and appreciate the feast so bounteously set before them. When we consider the character that this fine gallery gives our city, how its influence on our people is to cultivate in them a taste and knowledge of fine arts, how this same influence will elevate. purify and enlighten public taste and soften manners; when we consider that all this is being done by the presence of these works of art in our midst; we ask the question, as has often been done by others, what better thing could have been done for our city than the founding of this noble and generous institution by HENRY C. LEWIS? We know that a thankful and appreciative people say that the right work has been done, and by the right man. CITY OFFICERS. MAYOR-JUSTIN LAWYER. SUPERVISORS. First Ward-DAVID N. GREEN. Second Ward-T. C. ETHERIDGE. Third Ward-DAVID THOMPSON. Fourth Ward-SYLVANUS S. SCOVILL. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. M. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  31 CITY OFFICERS AND CHURCHES. 3 03 1 eo ALDERMEN. First Ward-HIRAM SHOUDLER, LEWIS B. JOHNSON. Second Ward-THOS. W. DICKENSON, PURLEY G. BURTON Third Ward-HIRAM B. ROBINSON, WM. R. FOSTER. Fourth Ward-BLECKER L. WEBB, JNO. R. CHAMPION. City Clerk-WM. H. H. HALSTED. Treasurer-LESTER E. ROSE. Marshal-ALFRED THOMPSON. Street C'ormissioner-JNO. M. SANDERS. collector-CORNELIUS VAN NESS. JUSTICES. ISAAC ALGER, DAVID THOMPSON, B. C. WEBB, D. B. PURINTON. FIRE DEPARTMENT. E. W. MARKHAM, Chief Engineer. GEO. D. FORD, 1st Assistant. MYRON H. CRIPPEN, 2d Assistant. Foreman " Excelsior " Engine Co. No. 1, Win. R. Foster. Foreman " Undine " Engine Co. No. 2, Chas. Jewett. Foreman " Excelsior" Hose Co. No. 1, Chas, Truesdell. Foreman " Hope " Hose Co. No. 2, C. H. DeClute. CHURCHES. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCI.1 -Marshall street. Rev. W. C1. Porter, pastor. METHODIST EPISCOP~AL CHURCH-Marshall street. Rev. R. Cooley, pastor. WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH-Church street. Rev. Mr. Beckwith, pastor. BAPTIST CHURCH-Corner Division and Pearl streets. EPISCOPAL CHURCH-Hanchett street. GERMAN LUTHERAN-Hudson street. CATHFOLIC-Harrison street. Rev. R. Korst, pastor. Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., wants agents to can-vass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  32 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTCRY, SOCIETIES. COLDWATER LODGE No. 295, I. 0. G. T.-Meets Monday evening of each week, No. 21 Chicago street. ID. W. Eastman, W. C. T.; N. Conover, W. S. LADIES LIBRARY AssOcIATIoN-Mrs. Alma Lewis, President; Mrs. Josephine McGowan, Secretary. TYRE LODGE No. 18, F. A. M.-Regular communications first Tuesday in each month. ID. Bovee, W. M.; W. C. Burns, S. W. R. A. H~all, J. W.; Geo. M. IDumon, Sec'y. G. H. Taylor, Tyler. COLDWATER. LODGE No. 260, F. A. M.-Regular communications first Monday in each month. N. Rosenbaum, W. M.; W. J. Jones, S. W.; J. P. Fisk, J. W.; A. G. Stevens, Sec'y; H. Foland, Tyler. TEMPLE CHAPTER No. 21, R. A. M.-Regular convoc tion first Wednesday on or after full moon in each month. ID. B. Purinton, HI. P.; N. Rosenbaum, K.; M. Hawley, S.; M. Mansfield, C. of H.; Geo. M. Dumon, Sec'y; Geo. Firth, Sentinel. MOUNT MORIAH COUNCIL Nc. 6-Regular convocation first Thursday on or after full moon in each montlh. M. Mansfield, T. I. G. M.; N. Rosenbaumn, ID. I. G. M.; R. A. Hall, P. C. of W.; Geo. M. IDumon, Recorder; Geo. Firth, Sentinel. JACOBS COMMANDIERY K. T., No. 10-Regular conclaves first Friday in each month. 0. C. Graham, E. C.; R. H. Drake, Genul; M. Mansfield, Capt, Gen'l; C. J. Manvel, Recorder; Geo. Firth, Sentinel. EASTERN STAR LODGE No. 3, A. M.-Regular meeting second Friday in each month. Mrs. ID. B. Purinton, W. P.; Mrs, M. Mansfield, V. P.; Mrs. Emma Currier, Sec'y; Mr. G-. H. Taylor, Sentinel. BOARD OF EDUCATION. N. P. LOVERIIDGE, - - DIRECTOR. J. H-. BEECH, - - - MODERATOR. H. C. LEWIS, DAVID THOMPSON, JUSTIN LAWYER, R. F. MOCKRIDGE. Insure your life In the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. M. Nudge of Quincy, Mich.., Is general agent. See advertisement.

Page  33 SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 3s Union School-Central Building. D. BEMISS, B. A., - SUPERINTENDENT. Miss Mary McMechen, Precept'ess; Mrs. L. A. White Stevens, Assistant. F. H. Bauter, 1st Grammar: Miss Mary A. Sterling, 2d Grammar, De Ette Kingsley, 2d Grammar. Miss Estelle J. Orr, 1st Intermediate; Miss Hattie Hopkins, Miss J. Elizabeth Lawrence, 2d Intermediate. Miss F. W. Parrish, 1st Primary; Miss Frances E. Vincent, 2d Primary; Miss --- Wendell, 2d Intermediate. Third Ward School. N. Conover, 1st Intermediate; Miss Belle M. Gifford, 2d Intermediate. Miss Hattie Root, 1st Primary; Miss M. Garvin, 2d Primary. Fourth Ward School. J. Faude, 1st Intermediate; Miss L. A. Whitaker, 2d Intermediate. Miss Lawrence, 1st Primaryy; Miss Mary L. Wright, 2d Primary. PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. COLDWATER GAS-LIGHT COMPANY-Organized 1860. Capital Stock $25,000. Works and office n. s. Chicago street, between Hanchett and Clay. J. G. Parkhurst, President; R. M. Wilder, Sec1y. CRIPPEN MILL-Built 1859 by Crippen & Alden; located west end of Pearl St. Now owned by E. R. Clarke. Three run of stone, capable of grinding 200,000 bushels of grain per year. This mill has been thoroughly repaired and refitted during the past year, and is doing an increased amount of business. COLDWATER STEAM FLOURING MILL.-Built 1847 owned by Alden & Walton, 4 run of stone, 75 horse power engine-capacity for grinding 150 bbls. of flour every 24 hours. HARRINGTON AND LEVIS-Foundry and Machine Shop-established 1837-does an extensive business. The machinery and iob work Col. M. Mudge of.Qincy, Mich., general agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See Advertisement.

Page  34 qq4 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. sent out from this establishment compares favorably with any in the country. "TITus FOUNDRY "-Established 1854, the business mostly; Jobbing. " BALL & MAUGERS' PLANING MILL.-The new brick building erected by them this season, shows conclusively that they arc doing a very large business. They manufacture sash, doors, blinds, etc. WHITCOMB'S Sash, Door, and Blind Factory, situated on West Chicago St. is doing a heavy business. BLODGETT, BROWN & Co's Furniture Manufactory is turning out a vast amount of first class Furniture. Factory on Monroe St., near Depot. Henry Harris foreman. Salesroom, 15 Monroe St. COOPERAGE.-Johnson & Taylor, proprietors. These gentlemen employ from eight to twelve men and manufacture about 20,000 barrels each year. MOULTON & DICKINSON'S Furniture Manufactory, located S. Hanchett St. COLDWATER MANUFAC rURNIG COMPANY.-This establishment Does a business of about $200,000 per year. S. C. ROSE, President. L. E. ROSE, Sec'y and Treas. E. W. MARKHAM, Sup't. A. A. PHILBRICK & BROTHER'S Carriage and Wagon Factory. This establishment is doing a large and increasing business. THE COLDWATER WFHEELBARROW FACTORY was established by W. H. Stevens in 1862, who began with a capital of $800, using a 4-borse power engine, and employing one hand. The business rapidly increased until, in 1867, the building with about $10,000 in manufactured goods and material was destroyed by fire. The factory was promptly rebuilt and now employs during the busy season about 20 hands, and turns out from 6000 to 8000 wheelbarrows annually, which are shipped over the Southern and Western States and Territories. As far South as Georgia, West to Kansas, and East as far as New York city. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. M. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See Advertisement.

Page  35 COLDWATER BUSINESS DIRECTORY. COLDWATER BUSINESS DIRECTORY..A. AMERICAN BUTTON-HOLE OVERSEAMING SEWING MACHINE, MRS. A. ROGERS, AGENT, 13 Chi., up sts. (see advt.) Alden, Isaac, propr. Coldwater city mills, cor. Jeff. and Pearl. ALGER, I. P., physician and surgeon, office and res. cor. Marshall and Church. ANDERSON, J. & SON, MARBLE WORKS, 76 Chi. (see advt.) ALLEN & MILES, (dealers in dry goods, groceries, etc.) Chi. st., (see advt.) BROCKWAY, M., BARBER, 16 Chi. st., up sts. (see advt.) BAKER, DR. H., DENTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER, 18 Chi. (see advt.) Bailey, H. C., hides, leather and findings, 20 Chi. BOOKLASS & SWAFFIELD, OPERATIVE TAILORS, cor. Chi. and Mon. (see advt.) Blye, Mrs. M. R., millinery and fancy goods, 35 Chi. Bowen. W. J., attorney, 31 Chi. Baker, Miss S. F., physician, 44 Chi., up sts. Barber, J. S., assessor int. rev., 14 Chi., up sts. Benton, C. P., asst. assessor int. rev., 14 Chi., up sts. BLODGETT & BROWN, FURNITURE AND UNDERTAKING, 15 Monroe. (see advt.) BUCKLAND, FRANK, physician and surgeon, 33 Chi. BURR, C. It., produce merchant, Monroe, opp. postoffice. BALL & MAUGER, sash, doors, and blinds, cor. Chi. and Clay. (see advt.) Bagley, Aaron, shoemaker, Chi., E. of Square. Burns, W. C. & Co., axes and edge tools. Hudson, 3d door S. of Chi. BRIGGS, F. A. & Co,, FOUNDRY, Division, S. of R. R. (see advt.) BOLSTER HOUSE, Win. A. Bolster, prop., opp. depot. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  36 36 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. BEECH, J. H., physician and surgeon, E. side Square. Bair & Rifenburg, blacksmiths, Hanchett. BROOKINS, J. H., CARRIAGE TRIMMER, cor. Chi. and Jackson. (see advt.) BOWERMAN, T. H., CARRIAGE AND ORNAMENTAL PAINTING, cor. Chi. and Jackson. (see advt.) BOWEN, M. S., attorney, northeast cor. Chi. and Monroe. BISSELL, F. M,, county clerk, office court house. BUTTON, J. F., farrier, Hanchett, bet. Taylor and Grand. (see advt.) a Clarke & Parsons, farm machinery. COLDWATER SENTINEL, Gibson Brothers, publishers and proprietors. (see advt.) Chaddock Bros., hardware, 11 Chi. Cook, Miss J., millinery, 23 Chi. COLDWATER REPUBLICAN, BOWEN, DUNHAM & MOORE, PUBLISHERS, 41 Chi. (see advt.) COOK & BRODHEAD, GROCERIES & CROCKERY, 49 Chi. (see card.) Curtis, E. S., billiard hall, 20 Chi. Coldwater Manufacturing Co., west of R. R. depot. S. C. Rose, president; L. E. Rose, sec'y and treas.; E. W. Markham, supt. CLARKE, E. R. & Co., DRUGGISTS AND GROCERS, northeast cor. Chi. and Monroe. (see advt.) Crippen Mills, E. R. Clarke, prop., west end Pearl. COLDWATER NATIONAL BANK, H. C. Lewis, pres.; D. B. Dennis, vice pres.; Geo. Starr, cashier; cor. Chi. and Monroe. (see advt. ) CHANDLER, ALBERT, HARDWARE, 38 Chi. (see advt.) CULVER, E. & SONS, druggists and grocers, 42 Chi. CORNWELL, C. T., photographer, 46 Chi. CHANDLER, JNO., postmaster. Cooper, Perry, baker and tobacco dealer, Monroe, opp. postoffice. COLDWATER STEAM MARBLE WORKS, J. ANDERSON & SON, props. (see advt.) Crawford, Miss A., millinery, Chi., 2 doors east of square. COLLAR, T., buggies and wagons, Jackson. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y., Col. uMdge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  37 COLDWATER BUSINESS DIRECTORY. S7 CONOVER, J. S., PENMAN AND PUBLISHER, 19 Chi. (see advt.) CUTTER, S. S., physician and surgeon, cor. Chi. and Monroe. Chadsey, H., blacksmith, Hudson. Coldwater Gaslight Co., J. G. Parkhurst, pres.; R. M. Wilder, sec. CRANDALL, BATHRICK & ROOKS, SHINGLES, SPOKES, HUBS, &c., Clay, south of R. R. Crandall, N. H. saw mill, Division, south of R. R. Detective Association of Michigan; D. N. Green, pres,; A. Halsted, sec'y; No. 1 masonic block. DICKINSON, WEBB & Co., dry goods, etc., 7 Chi. DAVIS SEWING MACHINE, C. J. MANVEL, AGENT, 12 Chi. (see advt.) DAVIS, D. H., BOOKS, STATIONERY, &c., 18 Chi. (see advt.) Drake, R. H., boots and shoes, 20 Chi. DENNIS & STARR, insurance agents at Coldwater national bank. (see advt.) DIBBLE, CHARLES, DRY GOODS AND CARPETS, 46 Chi. (see advt. Day & Lincoln, dealers in walnut lumber, 21 Chi. DENIS, WM. B., city restaurant, Monroe. DEVENS, S. L., constable, 13 Monroe. DECKER, G. M., AUCTION AND COMMISSION, cor. Chi. and Hanchett. (see advt.) Dunn & Wolcott, blacksmiths, Hanchett. DORRANCE, A. A., INSURANCE AGENT, 5 Chi. (see advt.) EASTMAN, D. W., AGENT NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL LIFE INS. CO., 42 Chi. (see advt.) Elliott, S. C., wholesale and retail liquors, 72 Chi. Ellis, D., blacksmith, cor. Chi. and Hudson. Economical Mutual Benefit Association, D. N. Green, pres.; A. Halsted, sec'y; No. 1 masonic block. Foreign Exchange and Passage Agency, Rose, Bowen & Rose, 33 Chi. FURREY, WM., fine boot maker, 34 Chi. (see advt.) Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of New York. See Adverstisement. 4

Page  38 38 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. FULLER, E. G., attorney, 21 Chi. FOSTFR, A. J., groceries and provisions, 16 Chi. (see advt.) FLANDERMYER, H. & BRO., BOOTS AND SHOES, 24 Chi. (see advt. ) FLANDERMYER, BROS. & CARLS, wool pullers and sheep skin tanners, Carroll, near Race. (see advt.) FISK, S. W., BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS, 34 Chi. (see advt.) FLETCHER, B. M., PIANOS AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, Monroe. (see advt.) FOSTER, WM. R., INSURANCE AND TICKET AGENT, rooms 9 and 10 Seely's block. (see advt.) Foster, Geo. S. & Co., agricultural implements, north side square. Flynn & Dryden, blacksmiths, 57 Chi. C3 -Gibbs & Johnson, harness shop, Monroe, 2 south of Watson House. GREGORY, J. J., REAL ESTATE AGENT, cor. Chi. and Monroe. (see advt.) GROVER & BAKER SEWING MACHINE, A. G. STEVENS, AGENT. (see advt.) Golden & Howell, butter and produce, cor. Pearl and Monroe. Green, D. M., judge of probate, court house. Goodell, L. J., refrigerators, cabinet ware, etc., Hanchett. GAGE, WM. M., gunsmith, 21 Monroe. Green, J. E., barber shop, basement, 56 Chi. HALSTED, A. & SON, INSURANCE AGENTS, No. 1 masonic block. (see advt.) Halsted, Barden & Co., real estate office, No. 1, masonic block. HARRINGTON, S. A., CITY BAKERY, 37 Chi. (see advt.) HURLEY & SON, meat market, 10 Chi. HALL, R. E. & SON, watchmakers and jewelers, 18 Chi. HALSTED, L. D., HATS, CAPS, CLOTHING, &c., 36 Chi. (see advt.) HANNAHS, MRS. K. L., DRESS AND CLOAK MAKING, 12 Chi. (see advt.) Hull & Watson, meat market, 5 Monroe. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  39 COLDWATER BUSINESS DIRECTORY 39 HOLMES, D. & SON, HARNESS, SADDLES, &c., 41 Chi. (see advt.) Henning, A., saloon, Monroe. Henning, Jos., saloon, cor. Chi. and Clay. HARRINGTON & LEWIS, FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOP, cor. Chi. and Hudson. (see advt.) Hawks, J. M., wagon maker, etc., Hudson. Hann, B. B., grocery and saloon, Clay. Hill, J. L., liquor dealer, cor. Chi. and Clay. Holloway & Willets, groceries, 54 Chi. HALL, J. C., livery, Monroe st., near depot. I IVES, I. C., FARRIER, Clay, bet. Chi. and Pearl. (see advt.) 3 -Johnson, T., groceries and provisions, 49 Chi. JOHNSON & TAYLOR, Coopers, cor. Jefferson and Pearl. Jones & Lown, livery, Hanchett, bet. Chi. and Pearl. Jewett, C. W., blacksmith, 79 Chi. Jenkins, F., barber, 11 Monroe. KENT, W. A. & H. W., MARBLE WORKS, Monroe. (see advt.) Kingsland & Flansburgh, groceries, Chi. east of square. Kitchel, S. B., attorney, 19 Chi. Kelly, J., saloon, 61 Chi. KNAPP & DORRANCE, EAST END DRUG HOUSE, 5 Chi. (see advt.) LYON & MOORE, groceries and provisions, 1 Chi. Lamb, Capt. J., dealer in varieties and prop. of lung tester, "Who'll have another blow?" LEUBSDORF, B., FANCY GOODS, NOTIONS AND TOYS, 60 Chi. (see card.) LEAVITT SEWING MACHINE, MRS. K. L. HANNAHS, agent, 12 Chi. (see advt.) LONG, J. M., homoeopathic physician, 31 Chi. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy,.Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  40 40 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Lochard & McCarty, blacksmiths, 100 Chi. Lauer, Henry, manf. of horse collars, Chi. st. W. Leppke & Son, furniture, Chi., E. of Court House. Leonard & Cook, blacksmiths, Chi. E. Luxmore, S. R., carriage trimmer, 100 Chi. Love, Perry, saloon, Seely's block. LANPHERE, A., LUMBER YARD, cor. Chi. and Clay. (see advt.) MYERS & GREENWOOD, NEW YORK BAKERY, 29 Chi. (see advt.) Moulton & Dickinson, furniture dealers, 43 Chi. Milnes, H., & Sons, groceries and provisions, 51 Chi. Montague, J. H., real estate and ins. agent, 21 Chi. MARKHAM, E., HARDWARE, STOVES, &c., 26 Chi. (see advt.) Morgan, F. E., attorney, rooms 3 and 4 Seely's block. Mockridge, R. F., ag't U. S. Express Co. Miller. L. W., tobacco and cigars and clothes cleaning, Monroe. Maxwell, Wyman, house painting, Cutter ave. Michigan Benefit Association, Justin Lawyer, Pres., S. A. Harrington, Sec. Mansell, Edwin, gas and steam fittings and drive wells, 74 Chi. MILNES & SMITH, meat market, cor. Chi. and Hanchett. McLain,Mrs. S. D., millinery, 59 Chi. McNett & McIntyre, blacksmiths, 102 Chi. MARSH, L. C., physician and surgeon, Masonic block. MAUGER, P. W., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MILLINERY, 44 Chi. (see card.) 3T NICHOLS, P. P., ABSTRACT AND REAL ESTATE OFFICE, over 7 Chi. (see advt.) Nettleton, D.. hardware, stoves, &c., 45 Chi. NEW YORK BAZAAR, B. LEUBSDORF, PROP., cor. Chi. and Han. (see advt.) Noyes, O. G., billiard hall, 60 Chi. 0 ORIENTAL HOUSE, Sherman & Sweezey, props., cor. Chi. and Morse. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., is general agent. See advertisement.

Page  41 COLDWATER BUSINESS DIRECTORY. 41 P PARRISH, T. M., harness, saddles, &c., 3 Chi. PRATT, J. F. & BRO., BOOTS, SHOES AND LEATHER. 17 Chi. (see advt.) PURINTON, D. B., justice of peace and dept. U. S. collector, 38 Chi. Page, Chas. (., barber, room 11 Seely's block. POWERS, D. C., homoeopathic physician, 42 Chi. PARKER, C. C., attorney, rooms 13 and 14 Seely's block. PRATT & CLARK, house and sign painters, Hanchett st. Pratt & Jucket, wagon makers, Chi. E. Pratt & Allen, tannery, Pearl st. PHILBRICK, A. A. & BRO., CARRIAGE FACTORY, cor. Chi. and Jackson. (see advt.) Parsons & Pratt, attorneys, Masonic block. PHILLIPS, H. C., DENTIST, 17 Chi. (see card.) PARKER, M. H., CARPENTER AND BUILDER. (see advtL) Rodman Bros., dry goods, 13 Chi. ROGERS, MRS. A., DRESS MAKING, 13 Chi., up sts. (see card.) ROSE, BOWEN & ROSE, BANKERS, 31 Chi. (see advt.) ROTH & FREEDMAN, hoop skirts, corsets, &c., 33 Chi. ROSE, BOWEN & ROSE, INSURANCE AGENTS, 31 Chi. (see card. ) ROSENBAUM, N., clothing, &c., 22 Chi. REED, R. M., WATCHES, CLOCKS, SILVER WARE, &c., 50 Chicago. (see advt.) RAGUE, J. P., groceries and provisions, cor. Pearl and Monroe. Root, E. R., ass't P. M. ROSE, J. A., LUMBER YARD, Monroe. (see card.) Richmond, Mrs. A., millinery and dress making, Chi. st. W. Reik, M., saloon, Chi., W. of Hanchett. RIDER, G. E., NEWS, STATIONERY, PICTURES, &c., cor. Chi. and Mon. (see advt.) S SMITH, F. V. & CO., CLOTHING MERCHANTS, 9 Chi. (see advt.) Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  42 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. SHIVELY, J. W. & W. B., DRY GOODS, &c., 15 Chi. (see advt.) SLOMAN, L., CLOTHING MERCHANT, 23 Chi. (see advt.) SPAULDING, C. A. & CO., dry goods, &c., 41 Chi. SHIPMAN & LOVERIDGE, attorneys; rooms 5 Seely's block. SKEELS, FRANK L., attorney; room 5 Seely's block. SMITH & BRO., groceries and crockery, 19 Chi. SOUTHERN MICHIGAN HOTEL, F. L. Warren & Co., W. side square. Sprague, L., attorney; rooms 13 and 14 Seely's block. Sawyer, W. H., carpenter, cor. Clay and Pearl. SNYDER, A. D. & CO., peddlers' supplies, Chi. st. E. Stevens & Wicks, wheelbarrow factory, Division, S. of R. R. Seely, Frank B., lumber yard, cor. Monroe and Pearl. Scott, Wm. B., boot and shoe maker, Monroe. Sherman, F. L., carriages and wagons, Hanchett.. Stokes, J., boot and shoe maker, 81 Chi. Shaw & Gilbert, druggists and grocers, cor. Chi. and Monroe. SHERMAN HOUSE, Stephen Paddock, prop., W. Chi. st. Sweet Bros. & Co., dry goods and carpets, 12 Chi. st. T TRUESDELL, J. T. & SON, GROCERIES, PROVISIONS AND PRODUCE, basement, S. M. hotel block. (see advt.) TIBBITS, B. S., tobacco and cigars, 20 Chi. Tinker, A. M., attorney, 36 Chi. THOMPSON, D., attorney; rooms 3 and 4 Seely's block. TRIPP, JAMES, PHOTOGRAPHER, 22 Chi. (see advt.) TITUS, L. B., foundry and machine shop, cor. Chi. and Hudson. Townsend, M. G., boots and shoes, 40 Chicago st. Taylor's Exchange, S. Taylor, prop., Chi. TT Upson, Hon. C., circuit judge. NT Vincent, S. L., fruits, confectionery, &c., 58 Chicago. Vandenburg & Bro., carpenters and builders, 23 Monroe. Van Valkenburgh, L., livery, west side pub. square. Vannaken, J. H., livery, Monroe st. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  43 CITY OF COLDWATER. 4S w WHITFORD, GEO. L., eclectic physician, Masonic block. WING, L. M., cigars and tobacco, 23 Chi. WOOLLEY, J. H., DENTIST, cor. Chi. and Monroe. (see advt.) WARREN & WILLSON, grocers, 8 Chi. WOODWARD, BARBER & CO., DRY GOODS, CARPETS, &c., 14 Chi. (see advt.) WOODWARD, J. S. & SON, BOOK STORE, 56 Chi. (see advt.) WILSON, L. T. N., attorney; rooms 1 and 2, Seely's block. Weller, G. W,, dining hall and saloon, Monroe st. WOLCOTT & JOHNSON, produce dealers, cor. Monroe and Pearl. Winter, H. W., saloon, Monroe. WATSON HOUSE, Bridge & Paddock, props., cor. Monroe & Chi. Wilder, E. M., gas and steam fittings, Chi., W. of gas works. Weller & Bro., blacksmiths, Hudson. Whitcomb, John, county treasurer, court house. Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine. M. L. Clark, agent, 7 Chi. Ward, Allen, grocery, cor. Clay and R. R. sts. Whitcomb, Allen & Whitcomb, sash, door and blind factory, and lumber yard, W. Chi. z Zucker, Chris., saloon, Clay, near R. R. CITY OF COLDWATER. Andrews, Mrs. S. W., (wid.) Harrison St., bet. Clay and Hanchett. ANDERSON, JAMES, (J. Anderson & Sons) marble works, Washington St., bet. Hudson and Jefferson. (see advt.) ANDERSON, WM., (J. Anderson & Sons) marble works, Washington St., bet. Hudson and Jefferson. ALDEN, ISAAC, Washington St., bet. Hudson and Jefferson. Adams, Coonrad, painter, Jefferson, bet. Perkins and Washington. Anderson, M. L., Monroe, south of Washington. Abbott, Wm. H., miller, Monroe, south of Washington. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  44 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. ALGER, I. P., physician, cor. Marshall and Church. Atkins, Elijah, cor. Marshall and Taylor. ALLEN, OVID, Fremont, north of Henry. Adams, George B., painter, Washington, bet. Clay and Monroe. Allen, Artemus, cor. Hudson and Church. Arthur, John, painter, Hudson, bet. Alden and Pierce. Abbott, C. M., carpenter and joiner, Cutter ave. Annis, David, mason, Jefferson, north of Hull. Abbott, C. S., farmer, Marshall. Avery, Horace, traveling salesman, cor. Monroe and Pearl. Allen, Wm. H., (of Pratt & Allen, tannery,) cor. Pearl and Polk. Alden, Philander, miller, cor. Pearl and Jay. ALLEN, W. SEWARD, (Allen & Miles) dry goods, Watson House. (see advt.) Allen, John E., farmer, Jay, south of River. Ammidon, A. A., agent, Division, bet. Pearl and Washington. B Barden, Byron, broker, cor. Chicago and Hanchett. Barden, Henry, broker, cor. Chicago and Ianchett. Bellamy, Silas, painter, east Hull. Bowen, W. J., (Rose, Bowen & Rose) banker, Morse, north of Chicago. (see advt.) BOOKLASS, WM., tailor, Pierce. (see advt.) Brown, J. W., clerk, cor. Washington and Jefferson. Branch, J. B., clerk, cor. Marshall and Alden. BROCKWAY, M., barber, cor. Pearl and Jefferson. (see advt.) BARBER, J. S., (Woodward, Barber & Co.) Division, bet. Pearl and Washington. (see advt.) BAKER, DR. H., dentist, Division, south of Washington: (see advt.) Bailey, H. C., leather dealer, west Pearl. Boles, S. K., (with E. W. Markham) over Reed's jewelry store. BLODGETT, URI, (Blodgett, Brown & Co.) furniture, Hull, east of Marshall. (see advt.) BROWN, A. R., (Blodgett, Brown & Co.) furniture, cor. Washington and Elm. (see advt.) BUCKLAND, FRANK, physician, Pearl, bet. Monroe and Hanchett. BRIDGE, T. J., prop. Watson house, cor. Chicago and Monroe. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. C1o. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., is en. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  45 CITY OF COLDWATER. 45 BURR, C. H., butter dealer, 10 Marshall. Ball, Elijah, carpenter, 23 Marshall. Ball, Edmund, carpenter, Hudson, north of Hull. Ball, Eli, carpenter, 81 Chicago. Ball, Wm., carpenter, Hudson, north of Hull. Buel, L., (Sherman house) west Chicago. Burt, R. J., Hanchett, bet. Harrison and Taylor. Bagley, Aaron, cor, Washington and Hudson. Burns, W. C., Hudson, bet. Chicago and Pearl. Burns, Jesse, Pearl, bet. Jefferson and Hudson. Bushnell, H. B., blacksmith, 27 Marshall. BOLSTER, WM. A., prop. Bolster's hotel, Monroe. Bathrick, Daniel, Clark's addition. BURDICK, A. C., produce dealer, cor. Chicago and Jefferson. Babbitt, E. M., Chicago, east of Hudson. Birdsell, Spencer, moulder, cor. Pearl and Sprague. Burr, Samuel, produce buyer, 50 Pearl. Bradley, J. L., Pearl, bet. Jefferson and Elm. BISSELL, FRANK, county clerk, cor. Pearl and Jefferson. Baker, Hiram, cooper, Pearl, bet. Jefferson and Hudson. Brower, N., produce dealer, cor. Washington and Hudson. Brooks, Jesse, Washington, 2 doors east of Hudson. Bates, Nathan, produce dealer, 15 Washington. Brown, J. G., gunsmith, Washington, east of Jefferson. Buff ham, J. G., carpenter, Washington, east of Jefferson. Bates, Myron, painter, 35 Washington. Briggs, E. M., farmer, Washington, bet. Jefferson and Elm. Bull, Mrs. R., Division, south of Washington. Bair, J. H., blacksmith, Perkins, east of Jefferson. Baker, Wm., laborer, Perkins, east of Jefferson. Burrows, A. R., cabinet ware finisher, cor. Pearl and Jefferson. Burns, Wm., chair maker, cor. Hudson and Railroad. Bullis, Hiram, Railroad, bet. Jefferson and Hudson. Behse, Charles, tanner, Jefferson, south of Railroad. Beeve, Solomon, carpenter, 21 Marshall. Benton, C. P., assistant assessor, 47 Marshall. BEECH, DR. J. H., Chicago, 1st door east of Public Square. Barnes, Nathaniel, cabinet maker, 48 Marshall. Col. M udge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  46 46 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Belknap, L. D., carriage ironer, Montgomery. Bedford, A., carriage maker, Alden. Ball, Mrs. H., Alden. Bullard, S. T. F., produce dealer, Grand. Buckley, J. H., park garden, Battle Creek. BROOKINS, J. A., carriage trimmer, Chicago, bet. Jeff. and Morse. BOWERMAN, T. H., painter, Grand, opp. Clinton ave. Bovee, David, cor. Chicago and Jefferson. Bassett, L., jeweler, 18 Grand. Bassett, N. E., carpenter and joiner, Montgomery. Butt, Mrs. M., (wid.) Pierce, bet. Hudson and Morse. Bennett, Charles, farmer, Smith, east of Morse. Butler, Leroy, laborer, Smith, east of Morse. Bugbee,, laborer, Smith, east of Morse. Bacon, A. W., cooper, Cutter ave. Bingham, Winm. S., Cutter ave., east of Morse. Bingham, A. R., ins. agent, Cutter ave., east of Morse. Bingham, W. F., ins. agent, Cutter ave., east of Morse. Brown, N. C., mason. Cutter ave. Bennett, D., pattern maker, Cutter ave. Burton, P. G., cor. Church and Jefferson. Bull, B. B., carpenter, Jefferson, bet. Churclh,and Hull. Brow. S. C., drayman, Hull, bet. Hudson and Jefferson. Boon, G. 0., salesman, boards cor. Pearl and Jackson. BRIGGS, F. A., (F. A. Briggs & Co.) foundry, Jefferson, bet. Perkins and Railroad. (see advt.) Bates, Wm., mechanic, Hull, bet. Hudson and Jefferson. Bullard, Mrs. C., Church, bet. Hudson and Morse. Batcheldor, Nat., cor. Jefferson and Church. Boyden, W. N., painter, " Oriental House," Chicago. Bowan, 0. A., bank clerk, S. M. Hotel. arney, Henry, barber, with Page, Monroe, south Chicago. ryan, Wm., farmer, Hanchett, bet. Taylor and Chicago. BUT N, JOHN F., farrier, Hanchett, south of Taylor. (see advt.) B ett, Mary, Hanchett. ullock, Adeline, Clay, bet. Chicago and Harrison. Barnes, A. G., carpenter, Clay, south of Clinton ave. Bates, D., carpenter and joiner, Harrison, bet. Pierson and Fremont..Svc nrity Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mi Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  47 CITY OF COLDWATER. 47 Bentley, I. W., pump peddler, Henry. Barnard, George, blacksmith, west Chicago. Bair, Isaac C., carpenter, cor. Monroe and Pearl. Bach, John, tinsmith, cor. Monroe and Pearl. Bennett, Wm., traveling salesman, west Pearl. Butterworth, J., retired merchant, 47 Chicago. Bagley, Aaron J., shoemaker, Chicago. Bodman, Samuel, boarding house, Chicago, west of Clay. Barber, Elisha, traveling salesman, Chicago, bet. Fremont and Walnut. Brundage, Geo. W., produce dealer, Chicago, west of Fremont. Ballard, Geo. W., woolen factory, Chicago, (Masonville.) Baker, A., blacksmith, Fremont, south of Pearl. Burtch, James, laborer at oil mill, Jackson. Bridge, L. R., at Watson House, cor. Chicago and Monroe, Blye, Mrs. M. R., millinery, Watson House. Blye, W. A., clerk in millinery store, Watson House. Blye, Frank M., clerk in millinery store, Watson House. Brick, Andrew, laborer, Jackson. Bigford, S. B., restaurant, Clay, south$ BENNETT, J., H., physician, Washington, west of Monroe. BOWEN, M. S., lawyer, Chicago east. Buck, Lewis, carpenter, Washington, west of Monroe. Bowker, Geo. W., constable and collector, Clay south. Bolster, John, Bolster House. Bolster, Dwight, Bolster House. BEMISS, D., supt. city schools, Church, bet. Hudson and Jefferson. Bauter, L. F., teacher central building, boards on Montgomery. BRODHEAD, HOWARD, (Cook & Brodhead) grocer, boards near Battle Creek. a Clarke, M. L., sewing machine agent, Marshall, bet. Alden and Montgomery. Chaddock, J. W., (Chaddock Bros.) hardware, cor. Chicago and Jefferson. Chaddock, C. J., (Chaddock Bros.) hardware, S. M. Hotel. Cohen, H., (with Rodman Bros.) Marshall, near Pres. church. Culp, J. W., traveling salesman, cor. Church and Hudson. Culp, Jason, clerk, S. M. Hotel. Col. M. Mudge, of Qnincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  48 48 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Caldwell, James, dry goods clerk, Morse, north of Hull. Collar, Edwin, printer, Chicago, opp. Sherman House. COOK, DEWITT, (Cook & Brodhead) grocer, Grand. (see advt.) Crippen, M. A., retired merchant, cor. Hull and Hudson. Curtis, E. S., billiard saloon, Harrison, bet. Clay and Hanchett. Carls, Herman, tannery, Jefferson, south of Pearl. CLARKE, E. R., (E. R. Clarke & Co.) druggist, Chicago east. CHANDLER, ALBERT, hardware merchant, southeast cor. of Pearl and Jackson. (see advt.) CULVER, E., (Culver & Sons) cor. Hanchett and Taylor. CORNWELL, C. T., photographer, Marshall, bet. Hull and Pierce. CHAMPION, N., with Charles Dibble, dry goods, junction Clay and Battle Creek. Chandler, John. postmaster, Grand, near Marshall. Cooper, Perry, baker, Monroe, bet. Washington and railroad. Conger, G. F., clerk in lumber yard, cor. Morse and Cutter ave. Culp, Nicholas, Jefferson, bet. Church and Hull. CLARK, I. M., painter, cor. Pierce and Hudson. Cook, Daniel, Pearl, east of Jefferson. CONOVER, J. S., penman and publisher, 124 Chicago. Conover, N. teacher third ward, 38 Marshall. Conover, A. E., penman, 38 Marshall. CUTTER, DR. S. S., physician and surgeon, cor. Division and Washington. Chadsey, H., blacksmith, Hudson, north of Chicago. Cooley, Rev. E., pastor Methodist church, Marshall. Crandall, Norman, Division, south of railroad. Cassady, S. J., Mrs., Elm, bet. Pearl and Washington. Cornwell, Benjamin, mason, 55 Washington. Cross, Cornelius, brick maker, cor. Washington and Elm. Caufman, Chris., Pearl, bet. Jefferson and Hudson. Crippen, Mrs. E., widow, cor. Pearl and Hudson. Clark, 0. B., cor. Division and Washington. CLARK, HENRY, lawyer, Washington, east of Division. Cook, Wm., butcher, Hudson, bet. Pearl and Washington. Cole, Job, carpenter, 44 Washington. Conklin, D. H., carpenter, 47 Washington. Chapman, George, cooper, 37 Washington. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y., Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  49 CITY OF COLDWATER. 49 Cook, Henry, butcher, cor. Hudson and Perkins. Canan, Charles E., miller, 36 Jefferson. Canright, George, carpenter, Division, south of Washington. Cook, Albert, carpenter, Railroad. Colonan, Mrs. H., east Railroad. Clair, Hiram, laborer, Jefferson, south of Railroad. Chonhart, G., laborer, Division, south of Railroad. Carm, Mrs. P., widow, Division, south of Railroad. Clark, G. W., brewer, 47 Marshall. Cary, William B., farmer, 44 Marshall. Culver, George S., cooper, 60 Marshall. Cornell, S. V., Alden. Cole, T., 12 Grand. COOMBS, WM. A., farmer, Pierce, 1st east of Marshall. Crippen, Mrs. J. B., Church. Coppin, Thomas, carpenter, Morse, bet. Montgomery and Pierce. Conger, Mrs., cor. Morse and Clinton ave. Curly, John, gardner, Cutter ave. Cunningham, Thomas, moulder, Cutter ave. Crippen, Bradley, physician, Cutter ave. Crandall, E., plow factory, Cutter ave. Clark, Amos, drover, Oriental House. Carmy, J. B., hackman, Oriental House. Cook, George, carpenter, Chicago, east Oriental. Creore, A. J., clerk at S. M. Hotel. Chandler, Robert G., hardware clerk, S. M. Hotel. Crippen, Philo H., retired merchant, Monroe, south of Chicago. Culver, George, (Culver & Sons), Hanchett. Culver, Jay, (Culver & Sons), Hanchett. CUDNER, AUGUSTUS A., carpenter and joiner, Clinton ave., south side. Cushman, Don P., propr. feed stable, Clinton ave., south side. Cahill, Owen, laborer, Pierson. Cavenaugh, Patrick, railroad laborer, Taylor, bet. Pierson and Clay. Cunningham, Ellen, widow, Henry, bet. Pierson and Fremont. Condon, Michael, laborer, Henry, bet. Pierson and Fremont. Cunningham, Patrick, drayman, cor. Pierson and Henry. Currier, Josiah, cor. Harrison and Pierson. Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., general agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See Advertisement.

Page  50 50 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Collar, H. H., window shade maker, cor. Harrison and Pierson. Condon, Stephen, track master, Harrison, bet. Pierson and Clay. Cole, J. M., clerk with L. D. Halsted, Harrison bet. Pierson and Fre. Cleaveland, W. W., laborer, Henry. Crippen, Jay D., laborer, Chicago, bet. Fremont and Polk. Colvin, I. M., farmer, west Chicago. Conklin, Mrs. C., widow, west Chicago. Conklin, Albert A., wool carder, west Chicago. Crippen, Ruth H, widow, cor. Chicago and Pierson. Champion, John R., atty. at law, Pearl, bet. Clay and Jackson. Catlin, Eli D., traveling agent mower and reaper, Pearl bet. Fremont and Jackson. Carlton, James, carpenter, Pearl bet. Fremont and Polk. Crosswait, Mary E., widow, cor. Pearl and Fremont. COLLAR, THOMAS, wagon maker, Chicago, opp. Sherman House. C.oe, Rhoda M., widow, cor. Chicago and Fremont. Chapman, D., ice dealer, Chicago bet. Fremont and Polk. Chandler, A. F., hardware clerk, Jackson south of Pearl. Chandler, R. R., hardware clerk, Jackson south of Pearl. Cole, David, laborer, Chicago bet. Fremont and Polk. Canfield, Charles, wagon maker, Jackson south of Pearl. Comstock, Levi, R. R. engineer, Race. Clair, Charles, cooper, Washington bet, Monroe and Wash. Case, Horace, carpenter, cor. Branzh read and Jay street. D DORRANCE, A. A., (Knapp & Dorrance), duggists, Grand, south of Taylor. (see advt. ) DICKINSON, T. W., merchant, dry goods, cor. Marshall and Pierce. DeClute, C. H., clerk with F. V. Smith & Co., clothiers, Jeff. bet. Pearl and Wash. Driggs, S. W., foreman Sentinel office, Morse near Smith. DUNHAM, VAN, publisher Republican., S. M. Hotel. DICKINSON, H., furniture dealer, Monroe S. Chicago. (see advt.) DAVIS, D. H., bookseller, Hanchett bet. Taylor and Clinton ave. (see advt.) Drake, R. H., boot and shoe merchant, Monroe, south of Washington. DENNIS, D. B., banker, cor. Chicago and Pierson. Dudley, E. M., boot and shoe dealer, Watson House. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. M. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See Advertisement.

Page  51 CITY OF COLDWATER. 51 DIBBLE, CHARLES, dry goods merchant, north Clay. (see advt.) DICKENSON, A. B., proprietor S. M. Hotel, Chicago. DEVENS, S. L., constable. DECKER, G. M., auctioneer, south Clay. Dickens, Samuel, grocer, Chicago, near Clay. Denio, William B., proprietor restaurant, 13 Monroe. Devins, E. J., dealer in patent rights, 32 Chicago. Dawson, Michael, well digger, Race. Demarest, D. U., cooper, 52 Pearl. Dorrety, Mrs., cor. Pearl and Elm. Davis, Martha, Washington bet. Division and Hudson. Darrow, Silas, c.binet maker, Elm bet. Perkins and Washington. Davis, Emory, farmer, Monroe south of Washington. Davenport, Benjamin, laborer, Perkins bet. Elm and Hudson. Denner, J. R., at depot, south of Railroad. Dunn, C. S., blacksmith, Watson House. Dryden, P., blacksmith, west Chicago. Denison, S. M., carpenter and joiner, 58 Marshall. Doty, 0. J., shoemaker, east Cutter ave. Dumon, George, Morse, north of Hull. Dorrity, Thomas, Chicago east of Jefferson. Dunks, E. H., money broker, cor. Monroe and Taylor. Marling, Daniel, tinner, with Chandler, cor. Hanchett and Taylor. Dart, C. J., wheelwright, Grand, north of Clinton ave. Davis, L. W., tin peddler, north Clay. Doogan, John, laborer, Williams. Dehn, Peter, cooper, Mill. Denio, D. V.,painter, Henry. DeHart, Stephen, farmer, Fremont bet. Chicago and Pearl. Dawson, John, blacksmith, Race. Dickens, George, drayman, south Clay. Decker, Frank, clerk, south Clay. Drawbaugh, William, brick mason, Washington west of Monroe. Daggett, John, laborer, south Monroe. Devens, Homer, painter. Depue, F. H., poet, bds. Cutter ave. EASTMAN, D. W., ins agent, Jackson, south of Pearl. (see advt.) Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., wants agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  52 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY, Elliott, S. C., liquor dealer, 72 Chicago. Ewings, Charles, stone cutter, Morse, north of Montgomery. Eaton, Franklin, blacksmith, cor. Grand and Alden. Ellis, Daniel, blacksmith, Jefferson, north end. EDMONDS, C. A., county register, cor. Monroe and Peckham. Eggleston, M. H., traveling agent, Monroe, south of Washington. Eggleston, Charles E., traveling agent, Monroe, south of Washington. Eldred, Giles, produce dealer, Hudson, bet. Washington and Perkins. Ewen, D. F., miller, Perkins, east of Jefferson. Ebinger, John, hostler, south of railroad. Eaton, Mrs., widow, cor. Battle Creek and Alden. Ethridge, T. C., insurance agent, Church, bet. Hudson and Jef. Eldridge, C. H., farmer, east Chicago. Ethridge, Burt, retired merchant, cor. Grand and Taylor. Eldridge, A., liquor dealer, Hanchett, north of Chicago. Eldred, Job, laborer, Chicago. Early, Michael, railroad laborer, south Clay. Ellis, George, porter at Bolster House.:F Flynn, John T., shoemaker, Chicago, east public square. FREEDMAN, J., (Roth & Freedman,) fancy goods dealer, S. M. hotel. (see advt.) FULLER, E. G., lawyer, Clay, south of river. Foster, A. J., grocer, Grant. FLANDERMEYER, F. W., boot and shoe dealer, cor. Hudson and Clark. (see advt.) FLANDERMEYER, H., boot and shoe dealer, Peckham. (see advt.) FORD, GEORGE D., (E. R. Clarke & Co.,) druggists, cor. Division and Washington. FISK, S. W., boot and shoe dealer, Harrison, bet. Hanchett and Clay. (see advt.) FURY, WILLIAM, shoemaker, Washington, bet. Jefferson and Elm. (see advt.) Ferguson, George, physician, Hudson, bet. Hull and Pierce. Firth, George, furniture dealer, Hull. FLETCHER, B. M., music dealer, Harrison, bet. Pierson and Fremont. (see advt.) Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  53 CITY OF COLDWATER. 53 Franklin, A. C., Clay, south of Pearl. FOSTER, WILLIAM R., insurance agent, rooms 9 and 10 Seely's block. (see advt.) Firth, William A., Alden, bet. Grand and Marshall. Foster, George S., Taylor, bet. Clay and Hanchett. Foster, David, merchant, Church. Fisk, J. W. D., farmer, Chicago east. Fisk, James, farmer, Chicago east. Finney, D. S., upholsterer, cor. Washington and Elm. Fanning, Chester, tinner, Pearl, bet. Jefferson and Elm. Foland, Hiram, machinist, 36 Washington. Field, John, carpenter, Monroe, south of Washington. Ferguson, Charles, laborer, 9 Railroad. Fox, D., carpenter, Chicago, west of Mill. Flynn, James, blacksmith, Jackson, south of Pearl. Faurot, C. W., shoemaker, Hudson, north of Hull. Franks, George, laborer, east Cutter ave. Fuller, David, carpenter, Jefferson, north of Chicago. Felt, Aaron, carpenter, Hull. Ferguson, Abram, laborer, Morse. Fyler, H. A., dry goods clerk, S. M. Hotel. Fitzpatrick, John, mason, Taylor. Fonda, Charles I., farmer, Polk. Fisk, John P., carpenter, Henry. Faber, William, plasterer, Chicago, west of Polk. Faude, Philip, shoemaker, Chicago, west of Mill. Fellows, David, Walnut. Franklin, Alfred, harness maker, south Clay. Fairbanks, F. A., produce broker, Washington, west of Monroe. Fisk, Luther, farmer, south Clay. Filkins, J. E., carpenter, Clay, south of river. Filkins, Eliza, Clay, south of river. Filkins, J. C., carpenter, Clay, south of river. 0( Gilbert, Alvin. Gilcrest, W. H. (E. R. Clarke & Co.) druggists, bds. S. M. Hotel. Gibson, E. J., (Gibson Brothers,) Editor Sentinel. Monroe south of Wash. (See advt.) Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of New York. See Adverstisement. 5

Page  54 54 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Gibson, W. H., (Gibson Brothers;) Editor Sentinel, Monroe, south of Wash. Gregory, R. K., Farmer, Morse. Groul, Samuel, bricklayer, Hudson. Grow, A. R., farmer, Branch Road bet. Clay and Jay. GREENWOOD, GEORGE, (Myres & Greenwood) N. Y. Bakery, Grand. (seeadvt.) Gage H., cutter at Rosenbaum's, Clark bet. Div and Hudson. Gilbert, John T., (E. R. Clarke & Co.) cor Grand and Union. GREGORY, J. J., real estate agent, Fremont bet. Chi. and Henry. (see advt.) GAGE, WILLIAM M., gunsmith, 21 Monroe. Golden, W. N., produce dealer, Clay, s. of Wash. GREEN, D. N., Judge Probate, Jeff. s. of R. R. Genner, Mr., laborer, Jefferson bet. Pearl and Wash. Greenleaf, A. B. Carpenter, 29 Wash, Gibbs, Mrs., widow, Perkins. Grosse, A., hotel proprietor, s. of depot. Green, Thomas, laborer, bds. at Grosse. Gray, L. M., street sprinkler, Montgomery, bet. Grand and Wash. Giles, E. F., general insurance agent, Montgomery. Goodell, Lyman, Carpenter, Grand. Gilcrist, Mrs. M. C. (widow) Chicago west of Jefferson. Gilbert, Mrs. S. Union, bet. Grand and Marshall. Grigware, Alick, laborer, east Cutter ave. Grinnell, A. J., horticulturist, east Chicago. Glessner, A. G., superintendent poor, east Chicago. Gratton, Mr., laborer, cor. Wright and Cutter ave. Gilbert, S. W., druggist, Division south of Wash. Goodell Mary, widow, Grand. Gilbert, William S., farmer, cor. Fremont and Harrison. Garra, James, laborer, Harrison. Graham, C., laborer, Clay, west Clinton Ave. Green, David, Henry. Green, J. E., barber, Monroe, bet. Chicago and Pearl. Gilmore, Eli, cooper, west Chicago. Greenwood, Richard, speculator, Pearl bet. Walnut and Fremont. Gamby, John, laborer, Polk, south of Pearl. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Z. Mundge for apolily and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  55 CITY OF COLDWATER. 55 Godfrey, Truman M., speculator, Chicago west of Fremont. Greenwood, Job, painter, Jackson south of Pearl. Greenwood, R., clerk, Jackson, south of Pearl. Gray, John, Gardner, Jackson, south of Pearl. Grove, Cassius, druggist, cor. Chicago and Polk. Greenwood, John, laborer, Railroad. Gambee, Samuel, R. R. engineer, Race. Gibbs, Lucinda, widow, south Clay. Grove, L. W., grain thresher, Wash. west of Monroe. HALSTED, A., Ins. agt., Grand, near Marshall. (see advt.) HALSTED, W. H. H., city clerk, Grand, near Marshall. (see advt.) Howe, G. S., dry goods clerk, Clinton Ave.. Houghtaling, E. A., shoemaker, Monroe, bet. Wash. and Peckham. HARRINGTON, S. A., bakery, 37 Chicago. (see advt.) Herbert, L. R., S. M. hotel. HURLEY, A., meat market, Hull bet. Hudson and Jefferson. HURLEY, GEORGE, meat market, Grand. Hadley, H. H., retired grocer, Grand. HALL, R. E., jeweler, Monroe south of Wash. (see advt.) HALL, R. A., (R. E. Hall & Son, jewelers) Monroe S. of Wash. (see advt.) HALSTED, L. D., clothier, Pearl west of Jackson. Hale, L. F., retired merchant, Pearl, bet. Clay and Jackson. Holoway, E., grocer, cor. Hanchett and Taylor. HANNAHS, MRS. KATE G., dress maker (over Sweet's store. see advt. Hawkins, B. F., fruit dealer, Townsend block. Hull, H. P., butcher, Pearl bet. Monroe and Division. Howell, C. H., produce dealer, 18 Hanchett bet. Chicago and Taylor. HOLMES, D., (Holmes & Son, harness shop) Monroe N. of Chicago. (see advt.) HOLMES, E., (HIolmes & Son, harness shop) west Cutter Ave. (see advt.) Henning, A., saloon keeper, cor. Pearl and Hanchett. Henning, James, saloon keeper, cor. Chicago and Clay. Col.-M. lXdge, of Quincy, Mieh., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  56 56 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. HARRINGTON, D. S., (Harrington & Lewis foundery,) Chicago bet. Jeff. and Morse. (see advt.) Hawks, J. M., wagon maker, Division. HARRIS, D. S., miller, Jefferson bet. Pearl and Chicago. Hyde, Mrs., Chicago east of Jefferson. Huller, George A., joiner, Chicago, east of Jefferson. Hunt, John G., carpenter, Elm, bet. Pearl and Wash. Hard, Mrs., cor. Pearl and Hudson. Hartwell, J. J., barber, Division bet. Wash. and Pearl. Harris, Wnm. H.. carpenter, cor. of Elm and Perkins. Harris, Henry, cabinet maker, Elm bet. Wash. and Perkins. Hudson, Samuel, laborer, Division south of Wash. Hall Andrew, laborer, Division south of Wash. Howe, Mrs., wid., Perkins east of Jefferson. Hudson, Henry, Tanner, Perkins east of Jefferson. Hurly, John., laborer, Perkins east of Jefferson. Hobbs, Benjamin, joiner, Jeff. bet. Perkins and Railroad. Holway, Daniel, Division bet. Clark and Railroad. Hummel, Lorenz, carver cabinet ware, Jeff. south of Perkins. Hunt, William, laborer, bds. at Grosse House. Hayes, James A., teamster, 51 Marshall. Hurst, William, harness maker, 12 Montgomery. Hurst, David A., peddler, Montgomery. Hurst, George, gardner, Battle Creek. Hann, B. B., south Clay. Hill, J. L., feed store, cor. Monroe and Grand. Hicok, G., Wash. east of Jefferson. Holbrook, Harvey, cabinet maker, cor. Hudson and Hull. Hickey, L. D., teamster, Smith east of Morse. Hunt, A. V., carpenter, cor. Sprague and Cutter ave. Hibbard, H. C., mason, 12 Smith. Hurtel, J. W., music teacher, Smith. Hutcheson, M. B., farmer, east Cutter ave. Hickey, E., laborer, Wright bet. Chicago and Cutter ave. Howard, Marion, teamster, Wright bet. Chicago and Cutter ave. Harpham, William, mason, east Cutter ave. Haskins, Mrs. A., Sprague, 1 north of Cutter ave. Holenbeck, Wiliiam B., farmer, Cutter avenue, near Morse street. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Nudge of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  57 CITY OF COLDWATER. 57 Holden, Mrs., widow, Sprague bet. Cutter avenue and Smith street. Hart, E., painter, Morse, near Chicago. Hall, Polaski, laborer, Wright, bet. Chicago and Cutter ave. Hall, James J., laborer, Wright, bet. Chicago and Cutter ave. Hall, Charles R,, laborer, Wright, bet. Chicago and Cutter ave. Hunter, C. L., dry goods clerk, S. M. Hotel. Hall, A. J., sewing machine agent, Hanchett bet. Chicago and Taylor. Hopkins, William J., carpenter, Grand. Hunt, Abram, cor. Clay and Taylor. Hurlbut, O., painter, Williams. Harris, Ransom, produce dealer, Williams. Hammond, Alpheus, farmer, Fremont. Hammond, Irus, farmer, Fremont. Hammond, Lorenzo, farmer, Fremont. Harly, William, teamster, Harrison. Hawly, George, at W. A. & W. sash factory, Chicago west of Polk. Hyde, E., life ins, agent, Chicago, west of Polk, Hall, James, clergyman, Battle Creek. Hiscock, Orrin, farmer, Battle Creek. Holland, Anthony, farmer, Battle Creek. Houghtaling, D. H., shoemaker, bds. cor. Monroe and Pearl. Harrington, H. M., cadet West Point, 37 Chicago. Harmon, Peter, laborer, Race. Holcomb, Luther, peddler, Race. Hann, William B., laborer, cor. Clay and Race. Harrison, Thomas, proprietor restaurant, south Clay. Harmon, R. S., laborer, south Clay. Hasse, Henry, laborer, Jackson. Hicks, C. A., carpenter, south Clay. Hann, Austin, south Clay. HALL, J. C., proprietor livery stable, Monroe, near Bolster House. Harmon, R., horticulturist, Clay, south River. Hawks, Albert, clerk with Albert Chandler, hardware, s.w. cor. Pearl and Jackson, Hill, Dr., office and residence Clay north of Taylor. Ives, Edward, carpenter, Division, south of Wash. Col. M. Nudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  58 58 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Ide, E. M,, painter, bds. at Oriental. Ives, John, carpenter, Clay south of Pearl. IVES, I. C., FARRIER, cor. Pearl and Clay. (see advt.) J3 Johnson, George P., harness maker, north Jefferson. Johnson, T., grocer, 49 Chicago. Johnson, G. W., Washington, west of Monroe, Johnson, L, B., sheriff, Pearl bet. Jefferson and Elm. Johnson, F. P., traveling salesman, Washington bet. Jefferson & Elm, Juckett, William, Fremont north of Henry. Johnson, L. L., ticket agent, Monroe near depot. Jenkins, F. R., barber, 46 Battle Creek. Jackson, A., produce buyer, 48 Battle Creek. Jones, H. M,, shoemaker, Montgomery. Jones, William J., shoemaker, Montgomery. Jones, C. B., proprietor livery stable, cor. Pearl and Jackson. Jewett, C. W., blacksmith, Chicago, west of Clay. Johnson, S. F., farmer, Smith near Morse. Johnson, S., laborer, west Cutter ave. Jones, H. F., laborer, cor. Polk and Henry. Johnson, C. W., cooper, Chicago west of Polk. Johnson, Albert, expressman, cor. Pearl and Polk. Johnson, Sarah E., widow, cor. Pearl and Jay. Johnson, Charles G., cor. Chicago and Polk. Johnson, John, tanner, Walnut south of Pearl. Jones, Sarah, widow, Jackson south of Pearl. June, C. B., teamster, Race. Jackson, Clark, engineer at oil mill, south Clay. KNAPP, J. B., (Knapp & Dorrance,) druggists, cor. Jefferson and Church. (see advt.) KENT, W. A., marble cutter, Monroe south of Peckham. (see advt.) Knowlton, William A., mechanic, 120 Chicago. Keech, M. M., peddler, Cutter ave. Kingsland, J. S., cor. Clark and Hudson. Keller, W. B., (Snyder & Co.,) 93 Chicago. Kerby, H., laborer, east Chicago. Security Life ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  59 CITY OF COLDWATER. 59 Keech, J. B., carpenter, 25 Washington. Keely, John, laborer, Perkins east of Jefferson. Kempe, Frederick, tanner, Jefferson east of Railroad. Kaltz, G., laborer, boards at Grosse House. Kelly, J. A., turner, Marshall north of Alden. Knowlton, E., farmer, Marshall, north end. Kibbe, C. V. L., speculator, west Chicago. Kent, John, lumberman, S. M. Hotel. Korby, Philip, shoemaker, Clay north of Clinton ave. KRICHBAUM, JOHN, meat market, Clay north end. Korst, Cornelius, Catholic priest, Harrison bet. Clay and Pierson. Kennedy, Jean, brewer, cor. Chicago and Polk. Knapp, Isaac, Chicago bet. Pierson and Fremont. Kibbe, Rufus, physician, Pearl bet. Monroe and Clay. Knowlton, William T., worksin sash factory, Chi. bet. Polk and Jay. Keppler, George, brewer, west Chicago, Masonville. Knapp, Philip, cabinet maker, Jackson. Kelley, John, laborer, Race. Kennedy, Hugh, railroad laborer, Race. Kyte, William G., laborer, Clay. Kelley, James, saloon keeper, south Clay. Kitcham, John G., roof and walk builder, Monroe south of Peckham. KENT, H. W., marble cutter, Bolster House. (see advt.) L LYON, E. D., Grocer, Hull bet. Jefferson and Hudson. (see advt.) LANPHERE, A. T., attorney at law, Jackson. Lodds, George, Pearl bet, Jackson and Walnut. LEWIS, H. C., banker, n.e. cor. Chicago and Hudson. Love, Perry, saloon keeper, Chicago west. LOVERIDGE, N. P., lawyer, cor. Chicago and Sprague. LONG, J. M., physician, cor. Chicago and Walnut. LANPHIR, A., lumber dealer, cor. Chicago and Hanchett. (see advt.) Lanphir, E. O., speculator, cor. Chicago and Clay. Lanphir, Charles T., life ins. agent, cor. Alden and Hudson. Laner, Henry, blacksmith, Fremont south of Pearl. Lochard, Sabin, blacksmith, Grand. Lepke, Samuel, furniture dealer, Division south of Railroad. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  60 60 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Lepke, Julius, furniture dealer, Division south of Railroad. Larzelier, Miss J., Chicago east of public square. LEWIS, J. J., (Harrington & Lewis), 51 Marshall north. Leonard, Moses, blacksmith, Hudson bet. Wash. and Perkins. Luce, B. F., mechanic, east Washington. Lamb, J. C., shipper, east Washington. Lindsley, Mrs., Pearl bet. Jefferson and Elm. Lyman, E. B., cor. Hudson and Washington. Leonard, Rev. M., 61 Monroe. Linnen, John, tailor, Perkins east of Jefferson. Litle, Mrs. H., Perkins east of Jefferson. Lincoln, George W., farmer, Battle Creek north end. Leonard, Sanford, laborer, Montgomery. Leonard, Franklin, painter, Montgomery. Lyon, E., mason, Battle Creek bet. Alden and Montgomery. Levy, E., cigar maker, Alden bet. Battle Creek and Marshall. Luxmoore, Samuel R., carriage trimmer, Clay bet. Taylor & Clin. ave Lown, P. C., proprietor livery stable, Clay, bet. Pearl and Wash. Lee, L. W., builder, cor. Marshall and Hull. LAWRENCE, HENRY N., deputy Co. clerk, Hudson n. Church. Lewis, Isaac, farmer, Cutter ave. Lee, George W., carpenter, Cutter ave. Lamson, Watson, clerk at Oriental House. Loomis, C. O., lawyer, S. M. Hotel. Lamb, Jabez, salesman, cor. Hanchett and Taylor. LEUBSDORF, BARNHART, merchant, Clay bet, Chicago and Harrison. (see advt.) Luce, R. E., mason, Henry. Lods, George F., clerk, Pearl west Clay. Lang, Leroy, tinner, Pearl west Clay. Lawyer, Justin, atty at law, Pearl bet. Monroe and Clay. Lyman, Theodore, engineer, Clay bet. Chicago and Pearl. Lower, Henry, collar maker, west gas works. Loyd, Benjamin, laborer, Walnut south Pearl. Lilly, Martin, laborer, Jackson. Leadders, E. D., clerk, boards at Watson House. MOORE, B. R., grocer, cor. Marshall and Union, (see advt.) Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. M. Mudge of quincy, Xich., is general agent. See advertisement.

Page  61 CITY OF COLDWATER. 61 MARSH, L. C., M. D., Chicago bet. Clay and Jackson. Marsh, F. D., clerk, cor. Clay and Harrison. Murphy, John, clerk, 29 Marshall. Miles, Ives G., retired merchant, Chicago east. MILES, CHARLES T., (Allen & Miles), mer. dry goods, Monroe bet. Pearl and Wash. (see advt.) MYERS, FREDERICK, baker, (Myers & Greenwood) Monroe south of Peckham. (see advt.) Macary, H. E., clerk, Morse. Macary, A. T., engineer, Morse. MOORE, WILLIAM, Publisher Republican, Division S. of Wash. (see advt.) Moulton, S. H., furniture dealer, cor. Hanchett and Taylor. Milnes, H., grocer, Pearl bet. Fremont and Polk. Milnes, Alfred, grocer, 51 Chicago. Montague, J. H., ins. agent, Fremont bet. Chicago and Henry. MAUGER, P. W., milinery dealer, Hudson north of Ch. (see advt.) MANVEL, C. J., sewing machine agent, cor. Hull and Hudson. (see advt.) MARKHAM, E. W., hardware mer., Hanchett bet. Pearl and Chi. (see advt.) Mannerow, C., Polk south of Pearl. Morgan, F. E., lawyer, cor. Pearl and Fremont. Mockridge, R. F., express agent, Division south of Washington. Munson, John G., Morse near Chicago. MAUGER, E. G., propr. sash, door and blind factory, Hudson bet. Church and Hull. McCarty, J. A., blacksmith, Clay bet. Chicago and Harrison. Morse, Charles W., east Washington. Maxwell, W., painter, east Cutter ave. Mapes, W. S., carpenter, Fremont north of Henry. MANSELL, GEORGE, pump dealer, Hanchett bet. Harrison and Taylor. MANSELL, EDWIN, pump dealer, Montgomery. (see advt.) Marsh, Emerson, traveling salesman, east Chicago. Monroe, James, carpenter, Washington east Jefferson. Morey, Mrs. A., Monroe, south of Washington. Maikham, Mrs. O. E., Monroe south of Washington. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  62 62 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Millard, Charles, clerk at depot, Division near Railroad. Maxwell, M. D., miller, 18 Jefferson. Miller, L. W., cigar store, Perkins. McGee, George A., joiner, Elm south of Washington. Merrill, David, blacksmith, Jefferson bet. Perkins and Railroad. Maynard, John, cooper, Jefferson south of Railroad. Miller, Myer, tanner, Railroad east of Jefferson. Monroe, John, laborer, Railroad east of Jefferson. Moore, John, painter, 13 Marshall. Moore, C. R., printer, cor. Smith and Morse. MILNES, C. H., butcher, Clay, bet. Chicago and Pearl. Marks, J. W., blacksmith, boards 77 Chicago. Musser, John, drayman, Chicago 2 doors west of Lincoln. Miller, Horace, carpenter, west Chicago (Masonville.) McLane, J. H., farmer, cor. Hudson and Hull. Mandeville, Charles, sewing machine agent, cor. Hudson and Hull. Munyon, J. H., butcher, Pierce bet. Hudson and Morse. Mahlon, James, tailor, east Cutter ave. McCarty, S. B., mason, east Cutter ave. McMahan, William, Church bet. Hudson and Jefferson. Munyan, Asa, cor. Hull and Jefferson. Moulton, George, H., (with Moulton & Dickinson,) cor. Hanchett and Taylor. Mason, Jesse, carpenter, Hanchett. Mansfield, M., carpenter, cor. Clay and Williams. Milbourn, H., turner, Williams, McKinney, brick and stone mason, Pierson, north. Mudgett, Moses, laborer, Henry. Mcintyre, blacksmith, Henry. Miller, William, laborer, Clay. McNett, John, blacksmith, Chicago west of Fremont. Morrill, James, farmer, west Chicago. Mason, Hannah, widow, Pearl bet. Fremont and Polk. Mason, James N., clothing salesman. Munro, Charles, laborer, Polk south of Pearl. Munro, Charles, jr., shoemaker, Polk south of Pearl. MoLAIN, SAMUEL, carpenter and joiner, 70 Chicago, Bennett's block. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. M. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See Advertisement.

Page  63 CITY OF COLDWATER. 63 Marsh, Abel, wagon maker, Chicago bet. Clay and Jackson. Marsh, Fred, tinner, Chicago bet Clay and Jackson, Miller, Horace, carpenter, west Chicago. Myers, J. S., farmer, Jackson south of Pearl. Myers, George, laborer, Walnut, south of Pearl. Moylan, Jerry, laborer, Jackson, south of Pearl. Mix, Milton, cooper, Jackson south of Pearl. Miles, H. S., gunsmith. Melarney, J., hostler, Peckham, Mahoney, John, railroad laborer, Clay south of Race. Miles, Sarah G., widow, Monroe bet. Pearl and Wash. MILLER, H. D., auctioneer, cor. Pearl and Fremont, Mead, H. C., insurance agent, Division south of Wash. Mudgett, T. W., carriage maker, Chicago bet. Hanchett and Clay. Nichols, B. B., harness maker, cor. Chi. and Morse, Oriental House. NICHOLS, P. P., ins. agent, abstract office, Marshall south of Pierce. (see advt. ) Nettleton, D., hardware dealer, cor. Chicago and Jefferson. Nettleman, Benjamin, teamster, Pearl bet. Hudson and Jefferson. Norton, W. J., farmer, 29 Washington. Nagel, M., laborer, Railroad east of Jefferson. Nichols, G. W., pattern maker, Jefferson south of Railroad. Noyes, Samuel P., Hanchett bet. Chicago and Harrison. Newberry, Nelson, laborer, Henry bet. Pierson and Fremont. Nichols, Alfred, carpenter, Pearl. Nyer, W. H., butcher, Monroe bet. Chicago and Pearl. NICHOLS, FRANK B., horse trainer, Chicago, bds. Oriental lIou;,e. Nichols, D. B., traveling salesman, cor. Chicago and Jackson. Nichols, George H., baker with Harrington, cor. Chi. and Jacksion. Nichols, Thomas, laborer, Jackson. Norton, A. S., produce buyer, Washington west of Monroe. Newton, Amanda, tailoress, Branch road bet. Clay and Jay. Otis, Samuel, mason, cor. Smith and Sprague. O'Neal, James, tailor, Smith east of Morse. Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., wants agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  64 64 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Orr, Jennette, widow, Clay bet. Tailor and Williams. Olmsted, Leroy, cattle broker, Walnut south of Pearl. Oliver, Orren, teamster, Henry. IP PARRISH, T. M., dealer in harness, saddles, &c., Grand, N. of Taylor. Parsons, E. G., attorney, Div., bet. Pearl and Wash. PRATT, C. B., attorney, Chi., E. of Jef. PARKHURST, J. G., attorney, Clay, bet. Harrison and Taylor. PRATT, J. F., (J. F. Pratt & Bro.,) boot and shoe dealer, Church, bet. Marshall and Hudson. (see advt.) PRATT, F. P., (J. F. Pratt & Bro.,) boot and shoe dealer, Church, bet. Harrison and Hudson. (see advt.) PURINTON, D. B., justice, 30 Battle Creek. Page, Charles, barber, Monroe, north of Chi. Paddock, B, D., salesman, with Fisk, Pearl, east of Jeff. POWERS, D, C., phy., south side Chi., bet. Hanchett and Clay. (see card. ) Paddock, W. B., prop. Watson House. PARKER, C. C., attorney, Chi. st. east. Pelton, John 0., retired mason, Clay, south of Pearl. PRATT, F. S., painter, Clay, bet. Wash. and Peckham. Pratt, C., wagon maker, Clinton ave. Porter, Rev. W. C., Presby., cor. Jeff. and Church. Porter, A. L., insurance agent, corner Pearl and Div. Philips, A. B., clerk, drug, boards corner Chicago and Hanchett. Pendill, Mrs. R., weaver, corner Wash. and Elm. Potter, R., cabinet maker, Division, south of Wash. Parrish, Kimball, 40 Jef. Peterson, R., carpenter, Clark, corner of Div. Peck, John, farmer, Railroad st. Peterson, James, farmer, east of court house. Page, E., farmer, 42 Marshall. Pierce, I. W., carpenter and joiner, Battle Creek, north of Montgomery. Pratt, I. W., shipping merchant, Montgomery st. Paddock, Stephen, proprietor Sherman House. Putnam, James, laborer, Cutter ave. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  65 CITY OF COLDWATER. 65 Payne, M. D., teamster. Chicago, east of Oriental. PHILIPS, H. C., Dentist, boards Watson House. (see advt.) Pierce, James B., mason, Monroe, north of Chicago. Pope, Geo., drayman, Clay, between Taylor and Clinton ave. Phibbs, John, railroad laborer, Taylor st., between Clay and Pierson. Parks, Thomas, laborer, Clay street. Phibbs, Thomas, laborer, Williams street. PHILBRICK, DANIEL W., carriage maker, Harrison street. PHILBRICK, A. A., proprietor carriage factory, Pglk st. (see advt.) Parkhurst, George S., traveling salesman, Chicago, west of Polk. Parsons, J. P., farmer, Battle Creek st. Perkins, William D., traveling salesman, Fremont, north of Henry. Pixley, A., dry goods salesman, Chicago, west of Clay. Pflackler, Christian, laborer, west Chicago. Paddock, R. M., at Watson House. Paddock, I. H., at Watson House. Patkowskee, S., railroad laborer, Jackson st. Peckham, C. B., ret., Monroe, between Pearl and Wash. Peckham, Hannah, widow, Monroe, between Wash. and Peckham. PARKER, M. A., architect and builder, corner Monroe and Peckham. (see advt.) Pike, Lewis, horse trainer, Jay street, south of river. Patterson, John, drayman, boards at Oriental House. Peckham, Phebe, Chicago, between Jef. and Hudson. Pexton, Thomas, gardener, city limits, east of Marshall st. Quick, George, farmer, Fremont, north of Henry. Quigley, O. B., lightning rod agent, corner Chicago and Jackson. Quick, E. R., corner Wash. and Monroe.:t Rice, Benjamin B., carpenter and joiner, Pearl, between Hudson and Jefferson. Richardson, F., harness maker, Battle Creek. near Clay. Rodman, B., dry goods merchant, Marshall, bet. Grand and Union. ROSE, L. E., banker, (Rose, Bowen & Rose,) corner Pearl and Walnut. (see advt.) Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., general agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See Advertisement.

Page  66 66 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. ROSE, S. C., banker, (Rose, Bowen & Rose,) corner Chicago and Walnut. (see advt.) Roth, J., (Roth & Freedman,) merchant, Watson House. (see advt.) Robison, H. D., money broker, 16 Grand street, east side. ROSENBAUM, N., clothing merchant, east Church st. REED, R. M., jeweler, Pearl street, west of Fremont. (see advt.) RAGUE, J. P., grocer, Monroe st. Root, E. R., assistant postmaster, corner Pierson and Harrison. Ray, John, laboger, 45 Marshall. ROOKS, D. J., (Crandall, Bathrick & Rooks,) corner Church and Hudson sts. Rooks, Geo, D., corner Church and Hudson sts. Romans, Mrs., Pearl, between Jef. and Elm. Rawson, S., carpenter, Wash., east of Jef. Refenburg, D., blacksmith, Elm, south of Wash. Rensbart, Patrick, laborer, Perkins, east of Jef. Rice, David, farmer, north Marshall st. Roberts, Thomas, (works in wheelbarrow factory,) Wash., east of Jef. Reynolds, A., Hudson, between Chicago and Church. Reed, E. M., mason, Hull, east of Marshall. Rawson, James M., traveling agent, Hull, south of Pierce. Rogers, J., constable, Pierce, between Hudson and Marshall. Rooks, George W., mason, west Cutter ave. Reed, Mrs., widow, Cutter ave. Robinson Michael, mason, corner Smith and Sprague. RANDALL, C. D., (Randall & McGowan,) lawyer, Chicago, east Oriental. (see card.) Rattray, Robert, cigar maker, S. M. hotel. Robinson, H. B., speculator, Monroe, between Chicago and Taylor. Russell, Benton, carpenter, Hanchett, bet. Taylor and Clinton ave. Rowell, A. S., painter, Clay, north of Clinton ave. Rowell, Frank, painter, Clay, north of Clinton ave. Russey, S., blacksmith, Clay. Roland, Root, farmer, corner Pierson and Harrison. Rounds, H., carpenter, Henry st. Reynolds, Levi, hardware clerk, corner Polk and Henry. Root, Mrs. A. M., widow, Chicago, between Fremont and Polk. Raynor, William, farm laborer, west Chicago. Security Life Ins. Co. of N.Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  67 CITY OF COLDWATER. 67 Reed, Otis, (with R. N. Reed, jeweler,) Pearl, bet. Fremont and Polk. Ripley, William, gardener, Pearl, between Monroe and Clay. ROSE, A. G., farmer, Pearl, bet. Monroe and Clay. Rome, James, whitewasher, Chicago street, up stairs. Rohrback, John, railroad laborer, Jackson street, south of Pearl. Reik, M., saloon keeper, Clay, south of Pearl. Reik, Jacob, insurance agent, Clay, south of Pearl. ROSE, J. A., lumber dealer, Hanchett, north of Taylor. (see advt.) RYDER, G. E., news dealer, corner Hanchett and Taylor. (see advt.) Rhodes, Thomas, shoemaker, Marshall st. Rhodes, William, shoemaker, Marshall st. Rogers, Aaron, Chicago st. S Stearns, George W., claim agent, &c., Hudson, north of Chicago, SMITH, F. V., clothing merchant, corner Division and Pearl. Smith, J. E., clothing merchant, east Chicago street. Sharp, William, cutter, with F. V. Smith & Co., Cutter ave. SHIVELLY, J. W., merchant dry goods, Monroe, bet. Pearl and Washington. SHIVELLY, W. B., merchant dry goods, S. M. hotel. SWAFFIELD, THOMAS, tailor, Clay street south. Shaw, I. N., druggist, 5 Marshall. SPAULDING, C. A., dry goods merchant, Grand. SCHELLHOUS, L. W., insurance agent, Pearl, bet. Monroe and Hanchett. Sweet, E. A., Hudson, bet, Washington and Perkins. Stowell, A. E., with Rosenbaum, cor. Hudson and Alden. Stair, Jacob, tinner, Monroe, north of Chicago. STARR, GEORGE, cashier first national bank, east Chicago. SHIPMAN, JOHN B., lawyer, S. M. Hotel. SKEELS, FRANK L., lawyer, Church, bet. Marshall and Hudson. Skeels, N. D., retired merchant, Church, bet. Marshall and Hudson. Sawdy, R. C., (salesman with S. W. Fisk,) cor. Pierson and Harrison. Shoudler, H. S., (salesman with Halsted,) Division, bet. Pearl and Washington. SMITH, GEORGE B., (Smith & Bro.,) grocer, Washington, bet. Jefferson and Elm. Col. M. Mudge, of Qnincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  68 68 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. SMITH, CHARLES V., (Smith & Bro.,) grocer, Washington, bet. Jefferson and Elm. Smails, J., salesman, cor. Monroe and Wa'ahingt,;n. STEVENS, A. G., agent G. & B. sewinrg r-achine company, Fremont, north of Henry. Sprague, Levi, lawyer, Pearl, bet. Fretnont and Polk. Sawyer, W. S., carpenter, cor. Clay and Pearl. SNYDER, A. D., manufacturer of tinware, Chicago, near Fremont. Stoddard, H., Washington, bet. Jefferson and Elm. Smith, J. M.. prop. Oriental House, east Chicago. Stevens, W. H.. prop. wheelbarrow factory, Division, south of R. R. Stevens, Isaac, at factory, Division, south of railroad. Scott, William B., shoemaker, Hudson, bet. Pierce and Hull. Seely, F. B., lumber dealer, cor. Hanchett andc Harrison. Sehauber, J. H., engineer, east Chicago. SPRAGUE, WILLIAM B., retired physician, east Chicago. Smith, E. B., carpenter, 53 Washington. Shay, James, laborer, Sprague. Sheldon, William, teamster, Pearl, east of Jefferson. Stickney, George, laborer, Division, near railroad. Shelp, George H., tailor, Hudson, bet. Pearl and Washington. Sprague, William B., retired physici in, east Chicago. Stout, C. T., tanner, Washington, bet. Jefferson and Elm. Stone, Edward, carpenter, 38 Washington. Stephenson, George W., mason, 67 Monroe. Stoddard, Peter, engineer, 30 Division. Shepley, Theodore, farmer, Hudson, bet. Washington and Pearl. Sweet, G. S., dry goods merchant, cor. Hudson and Perkins. Smith, C., carpenter, 29 Perkins. Slead, John, laborer, Perkins, east of Jefferson. Sweeney, Michael, laborer, Perkins, east of Elm. Single, William, railroad laborer, 29 Hudson. Searls, William, carpenter, Clark, bet. Division and Hudson. Sullivan, Charles, laborer, Railroad st. Smith, James P., farmer, Division, south of Railroad. Smith, James, laborer, Division, south of Railroad. Spring, E., mechanic, cor. Marshall and Montgomery. Spring, Charles, mechanic, Pierce, east of Hudson. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y., Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  69 CITY OF COLDWATER. 69 Sweet, Martin, carpenter, 49 Marshall, Smith, W. L., carpenter, 59 Marshall. Sanford, S. S., produce dealer, Battle Creek. Shires, J. D., carpenter, Marshall, bet. Pierce and Hull. Shay, George W., at gas works, Alden. Stickney, George F., Division, south of Washington. Sherman, N. W.. carriage maker, Grand. Sherman, F, L, carriage maker, Grand. Sapp, Rev. R., presiding elder, 14 Grand. Steele, A. L., cabinet maker, 21 Pierce. Small, John, carpenter, Morse, north of Pierce. Stearns, John, cor. Morse and Pierce. Spooner, J., farmer, west Cutter ave. Sellick, Joel, mason, west Cutter ave. Stevers, John S., carpenter, west Cutter ave. Spring, C. H., peddler, cor. Marshall and Alden. SLOMAN, LOUIS, clothing merchant, S. M. Hotel Starr, Charles, bank clerk, S. M. Hotel. Schoby, John, laborer, Chicago. Saunders, Solon S., dealer in lightning rods, Hanchett, N. of Taylor. Sweney, Thomas, laborer, cor. Clay and Taylor. Shelmire, George W., book-keeper at Markham's, Clay, bet. Harrison and Taylor. SMITH, GEORGE K., M. D., cor. Clay and Harrison. Shepley, Frederick, laborer. Stevens, George W., teacher, cor. Clay and Clinton ave. Stone. Richard, lightning rod leddler, Clay. Shank, Charles, farm laborer, Clay. Shank, Sylvester, farm laborer, Clay. Spring, James, farm laborer, Clay. Stephenson, David, farmer. Sullivan, Michael, laborer, Pierson. Shaughnessy, Patrick, miller, Harrison. Stahl, George, carpenter, Chicago, west of Fremont, Stahl, Ezra, carpenter, Chicago, west of Fremont. Stahl, Henry, carpenter, Chicago, west of Fremont. Smith, Thomas, farmer, west Chicago. Smith, Henry, farmer, west Chicago. Col. Mudge, of Qnuicy, Mich., Oen. Agent for the Security Lie Ins. Co. of New York. See Adverstisement. 6

Page  70 70 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Stewart, Henry, barber, Monroe, north of Chicago. SCOVILL, S. S., stock buyer, cor. Pearl and Jackson. (see advt.) Stahl, A. F., carpenter, cor. Pearl and Monroe. Scholey, H. J., produce dealer, Pearl, bet. Monroe and Clay. Shaw, D. C., carpenter, cor. Pearl and Clay. Sitter, Andrew, painter, Pearl, west of Polk. Schneider, A., Mill. Stillman, Elizabeth, widow, Monroe, bet. Chicago and Pearl. Strickland, Albert, agent lightning rods, Clay, bet. Chicago and Pearl. Strickland, Charles, advertiser, &c., Clay, bet. Chicago and Pearl. SMITH, ALFRED, tinner, (A. D. Snyder & Co.,) Chicago, opp. the Sherman House. Southworth, W. S., produce dealer, Chicago, west of Fremont. Sillick, Henry, west Chicago. Seymour, Sellick, Walnut. Stokes, James, shoemaker, Chicago, west of Clay. Small, Harry S., clerk at Watson House. Spindler, Jacob, carpenter, south Clay. Sealy, James, carpenter, south Clay. Sheldon, Maria, widow, cor. Clay and Washington. Stygles, Charles F., railroad baggage master, Washington, west of Monroe. Stygles, William, Washington, west of Monroe. Schwartz, Martin, railroad laborer, Clay, near depot. Stewart, John, railroad track master, Bolster House. Saunders, G., agent lightning rods, Clay, north of river. Sanford, Orrin, brick maker, Jay, south'of river. Schumaker, Anthony, clerk with E. R. Clarke & Co., boards Watson House. Sherman, S. E., (Sherman & Sweezy,) prop. Oriental House, corner Chicago and Morse. SWEEZY, J., (Sherman & Sweezy,) prop. Oriental House, cor. Chicago and Morse. Thompkins, G. B., clerk, Hanchett, bet. Chicago and Taylor. TRIPP, JAMES, photographer, Monroe, near Washington. (see advt.) TRUESDELL, J. T., grocer, 30 Hanchett. (see advt.) TRUESDELL, C. L., grocer, 6 Alden. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. M. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See Advertisement.

Page  71 CITY OF COLDWATER. 71 TIBBETTS. B. S., tobacconist, S. M. Hotel. TURNER, G. H., ass't county recorder, Chicago, bet. Fremont and Polk. Tinker, A. M., lawyer, Washington, bet. Jefferson and Hudson. THOMPSON, ALFRED, city marshall, Harrison, bet. Clay and Pierson. THOIPSON, DAVID, lawyer, west Chicago, bet. Pierson and Fremont. Tripp, D., salesman, hardware, cor. Chicago and Jefferson. Tripp, B. S., cor. Chicago and Jefferson. TITUS, L. B., prop. foundry, Marshall, north of Hull. Titlow, C. N., prop. livery, boards at Bolster House. Titlow, George, prop. livery, boards at Bolster House. TAYLOR, G. H., prop. cooper shop, Pearl, east of Jefferson. Tinkham, D. W., stock dealer, east Chicago. Thompson, A. E., cooper, cor. Pearl and Jefferson. Terhune, B. F., drug clerk, S. M. Hotel. Taylor, E., cooper, Washington, east of Division. Thomas, L. S., cor. Washington and Hudson. Tallman, Lydia, Monroe, south of Washington. Tracy, Dennis, laborer, Perkins, east of Elm. Thompson, William, carpenter, 38 Jefferson. Tindall, J., laborer, Railroad st. Tetz, William, laborer, Hrosse House. Taylor, A. cooper, cor. Perkins and Jefferson. Talmage, Louis, carpenter, Montgomery. '!T U IN iL{, J. \'., lawyer, cor. Battle Creek and Montgomery. 'aylor, Eri, carpenter, Montgomery. Travers, C. E., traveling agent, Alden. Taylor, S., carriage maker, cor. Pierce and Hudson. Terrill. Edson, farmer, Cutter ave. Townsend, H. B., physician, cor. Chicago and Morse. Tucker, C. S., physician, Morse, bet. Chicago and Cutter ave. Thomas, C. W., porter S. M. Hotel. TIBBETS, ALLEN, Hanchett. Trier, August, salesman, Clay, bet. Chicago and Harrison. Taylor, Edward, (works in wheelbarrow factory,) Division. Thomas, D. B., architect and builder, cor. Chicago and Polk. Col. M. Mudge, of Qnincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  72 7S BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Terree, M., cooper, west Chicago. TOWNSEND, M. G., real estate broker, Townsend block. Taylor, John, all work, cor. Chicago and Walnut. Turner, Charles B., farmer, west Chicago. Turner, John F., teacher, west Chicago. Titus, H. W., carpenter, Jackson, south of Pearl. Turner, Harry, drug clerk, Watson House. Thorp, Thomas, teamster. TOLCHARD, J. M., railroad station agent, Bolster House. Upson, Hon. C., circuit judge, Pearl, bet. Jackson and Clay. Underhill, R., farmer, 22 Cutter ave. Unanchs, —, mason, Marshall. VAN NESS, C., Hanchett, bet Clinton ave. and Taylor. Vincent, J. F., restaurant, cor. Hauchett and Harrison. VANDENBU L G, A., builder, Hudson, bet. Washington and Perkins. VANDENBURG, WM. H., builder, Hudson, bet. Washington and Perkins. Van Valkenburg, L., propr. livery stable, cor. Marshall and Hull. VANCE, T. H., (A. D. Snyder & Co.) 33 Marshall. Van Every, M., farmer, Chicago, opp. Oriental House. VAN WORMER, C. B., building mover, cor. Perkins and Elm. Voorhees, K., farmer, Hudson, south of Railroad. Vilehaber, H., laborer, Jefferson, south of Railroad. Vernon, Wm., laborer, Railroad. Vandine, George, blacksmith, south of Railroad, east of Division. Van Aken, J. H., propr. livery stable, Peckham. Vanderhoof, W. H., tinner, Washington, east of Jefferson. Vanslyke, William, drayman, Oriental House. Vernon, Thomas, clerk. Vanhinning, H., miller, Grand, near Division. Vanderhoof, J. W., farmer, north of Chicago, west of Polk. Vincent, Spencer, mason, Chicago, 1 west of Sherman House. Van Arsdell, H., laborer, Polk. Visel, Christian, cooper, Mill. Vail, John, blacksmith, Peckham. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. M. Mudge of Qnincy, Mich., is general agent. See advertisement.

Page  73 CITY OF COLDWATER. WEBB, BENJAMIN C., justice, cor. Grand andgUnion. Webb, B. L., dry goods merchant, Pearl, bet. Monroe and Clay. Whitley, H. C., dry goods merchant, Pierce, bet. Hudson and Morse. WHITFORD, GEORGE L., physician, Hull, bet. Marshall and Hudson. WOOLLEY, J. H., dentist, cor. Monroe and Peckham. (see advt.) WARREN, J. H. D,, grocer, 11 Church. WILSON, D., grocer, Chicago, west of Fremont. WOODWARD, H. J., dry goods merchant, Chicago, bet. Pierson and Fremont. (see advt.) Woodruff, Isaac, Division, south of Washington. Williams, W. J., Hudson, bet. Alden and Montgomery. Willits, B. I., grocer, cor. Monroe and Washington. WOODARD, J. S., bookseller, Monroe, north of Chicago. (see advt.) Wright, G. W. T., clergyman, 56 Chicago. WARREN, F. L., propr. S. M. Hotel. WILSON, L. T. N., lawyer, Monroe, bet. Chicago and Taylor. Watson, Robert, butcher, west Chicago. Weller. G. W., restaurant, 7 Monroe, south of Chicago. WOLCOTT, J. S., produce dealer, cor. Monroe and Pearl. Weldy, A. W., harness maker, Polk, south of Pearl. Wisher, A., dyer, 102 Chicago. Weller, Orlando, blacksmith, cor. Chicago and Polk. Weller, Charles, blacksmith, south Clay, bet. Pearl and Washington. Warren, E. P., painter, 18 Pierce. Whitcomb, John, county treasurer, Marshall, near Union. Waterhouse, Asa, 35 Pearl, bet. Jefferson and Elm. Williams, S. D., teamster, cor. Pearl and Hudson. WING, L. M., tobacconist, cor. Pearl and Division. Whitehead, George, mason, cor. Washington and Jefferson. Waite, --, Washington, east of Jefferson. Wheeler, William H., engineer, Washington, east of Jefferson. Wendelt, C., boarding house and restaurant, cor. Chicago and Hanchett. Wendell, Fred H., salesman at F. V. Smith & Co.'s, boards cor. Chicago and Hanchett. White. I., engineer, Clark, bet. Hudson and Division. Col M. Mudge, of Quiney, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  74 74 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Wiswell, Silas, painter, 13 Railroad. Walling, Daniel, farmer, Jefferson, south of Railroad. Withington, W. H., lawyer, Clark, east of Division. Wicks, Homer, in wheelbarrow factory, Division, south of Railroad. Weldy, Mrs. E., Division, south of Railroad. Wahl, George, at ashery, Clay, south of Railroad. WATKINSS, T. W., physician, S. M. Hotel. (see advt.) Weaver, H. P., painter, Henry, west of Polk. Worden, William R., carpenter, 10 Alden. Wolcott, H., blacksmith, Washington, west of Monroe. Whitcomb, L. I., sash, door, and blind factory, Chicago, west of Polk. Whitcomb, L. M., sash, door and blind factory, Chicago, west of Polk. Whitcomb, E. P., sash, door and blind factory, Chicago, west of' Polk. Whitcomb, 0. V., drayman, Clay, south of Pearl. Weldin, J, W., carpenter, cor. Marshall and Pierce. WILLIAMS, H. C., architect and builder, Chicago, west of Polk. Williams, Chauncy, wool carder, west Chicago. Welch, Henry, laborer, cor. Hudson and Pierce. Watson, W., joiner, Morse, 1 north of Montgomery. Wood, William, farmer, Smith, east of Morse. Wilson, B. T., laborer, Cutter ave. west. Whalen, Owen, teamster, Cutter ave. west Wright, Charles S.. drover, Cutter ave. Withington, Mrs. E. A., Hull, bet. Hudson and Jefferson. Woodard, F. R., bookseller, Monroe, north of Chicago. Waffle, Daniel, Monroe, north of Chicago. WATERMAN, A., farmer, cor. Hanchett and Clinton ave. Woodruff, Eunice, dressmaker, Hanchett, near Grand. WILDER, R. M., gas fitter and dealer, cor. Clay and Williams. Wilkes, Charles, farmer, Clinton ave. Waterman, N. T., street broker, cor. Clay and Harrison. Warren, John, laborer, Pierson, north of Henry. Whitaker, Abram, cooper, Chicago, west of Polk. Williams, Lucy, widow, west Chicago. Weldin, A., carpenter, Pearl, bet. Hanchbett and Clay. Wildman, William, tanner, Pearl, west of Polk. Wood, John D., retired merchant, cor. Alden and Marshall. Williams, David, produce buyer, Monroe, bet. Chicago and Pearl. Seurity Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. M. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  75 CITY OFP COLDWATER. 75 Wood, A. A., cor. Chicago and Clay. Watson, Robert, Sen., farmer, west Chicago. Williams, Henry, student, west Chicago. Whitehead, Benjamin, mason, Walnut, south of Pearl. Wyatt, S., salesman boot and shoe, Watson House, West, N., cigar maker, Watson House. Wolcott, F. C., clerk, south Clay. Woodmaster, Henry, railroad laborer, Race. Ward Allen, saloon keeper, south Clay. Watkins, Eli, Monroe, south of Peckham. Webster, Samuel, laborer, Jay, south of River. Wright, George, farmer, Jay, south of River. Wright, C. D., drug clerk, Jay, south of River. Watson, George W., speculator, Clay, north of Clinton ave. Youngs, John S., sec'y 0. and M. Railroad Co., bds. J. Smith's, east Chicago. Yager, 0. B., money broker, cor. Division and Perkins. Young, William, buss conductor, Perkins, east of Jefferson. Young, John, teamster, Montgomery. Young, George, cor. Smith and Morse. Youngs, D. E., dairyman, west Chicago. Young, R. R., railroad carpenter, west Pearl. Youngs, Cornelius, stone mason, Morse. z Zirn, Jacob, stone mason, Mill. Zirn, Frank, stone mason, Race. Zucker, C., saloon keeper, cor. Clay and Race. Col. M. Mndge, of Quincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  76 76 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. COLDWATER TOWNSHIP. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. SUPERVISOR-ISAAC MAINES. CLERK-CLARK H. WILLIAMS. TREASURER-WILLIAM B. MASON. JusncEs-PERES LINCOLN, JACOB L. MUNSON. Allen, John, farmer, southwest city, Branch R. Andrews, Jacob, farmer. Allen, Hiram, farmer, southwest city, Branch R. Alln, Reuben, farmer, southwest city, Branch B. Allen, Alonzo, southeast city. Allen, Elisha, southeast city. Abbott, James, laborer, White farm, east city. Anderson, William H., farmer, east city. Allen, James, farmer, northeast city. Atwater, J. H., farmer, north city, Marshall R. Allen, A. C., farmer, north city, Marshall R. B Bailey, Marvin, farmer. Brooks, Russell, farmer. Brooks, J. S., farmer. Barner, Samuel N., hotel keeper, Chicago St., west Lake. Burleson, Z. E., farmer, Branch. Batterson, K., teamster, Branch. Bagg, L. E., farmer, Branch. Baird, 0., farmer, Branch. Brenneman, A., farmer, south of Branch. Insare your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  77 COLDWATER TOWNSHIP. 77 Bagley, George W., laborer, southwest city. Burrell, John, farmer on Parsons' farm, south city. Burrell, R., farmer on Parsons' farm, south city. Batterson, N., farmer, south city. Bennett, J. 0., carpenter, southeast city. Bingham, 0., farmer, southeast city. Branch, M., farmer, southeast city. Barns, Aaron, carpenter, southeast city. Barrow, D., farmer, southeast city. Bernard, M., farmer, southeast city. Brenner, Jacob, farmer, southeast city. Brevier, William H., farmer, southeast city. Bunnell, A., carpenter, southeast city. Brown, A. H., peddler, southeast city. Brooks, Charles, farmer, southeast city. Bailey, Harvey, farmer, southeast city. Brenner, C., laborer, southeast city. Berry, Smith, butcher, southeast city. Bunnell, Ambrose, farmer, southeast city. Bentley, William, farmer, east city. Bailey, David, farmer, east city. Brown, William, laborer, east city. Burgess, James, farmer, northeast city. Betz, William, farmer, northeast city. Benton, William P., farmer, northeast city. Brinton, A. L., blacksmith, northeast city. Bidgood, William, farmer, north city. Burke, John, farmer, north city. Burgess, Robert, farmer, north city. Burgess, John, farmer, north city. Button, J. A., peddler, north city. Blodgett, Eames, farmer, north city, Marshall R. Burleson, Daniel, farmer, north city. Barnhart, Thankful, northwest city. B3arnes, James L., farmer, northwest city. a Cornell, Chauncy J., farmer. Caldwell, -, farmer. Col. M. Mudge of Quiney, Mich., general agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See Advertisement.

Page  78 78 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Cherdavoine, Robert, farmer. Cooley, W. J., farmer. Cruttenden, William, farmer. Coxall, Samuel, farmer. Cohler, William, teamster, Branch. Cary, William, farmer, Branch. Cummings, L., farmer, south city. Canright, John, farmer, southwest city. Chafee, Orrin, farmer, southwest city. Cooley, Daniel, farmer, southwest city. Cook, Allen, farmer, southwest city. Cox, Jeremiah, farmer, south city. Clark, Alva, farmer, southeast city. Clark, Patrick, farmer, southeast city. Canright, Theodore, farmer, southeast city. Clark, M. S., farmer, southeast city. Clapp, Nathan, farmer, east city. Clapp, James, farmer, east city. Conant, William B., farmer, east city. Cheney, John, farmer, northeast city. Card, Ezra, farmer, northeast city. Coats, J., farmer, northeast city. Chase, S. H., farmer, north city. Cook, Thomas, farmer, north city. Cooley, George, farmer, east city. Chivers, Robert, farmer, north city. Corless, Nathan, farmer, north city. Clark, Melvin, farmer, north city. Case, N. W., farmer, north city. D) Day, William H., farmer, northwest city. Davis, 0. F., farmer, northwest city. Denio, Elizabeth, hotel keeper, Chicago R., west Lake. Deroy, Daniel, laborer, Branch. Denio, E. F., grocer, Branch. Dressey, George, lawyer, Branch. Dorsey, James, farmer, east Branch. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  79 COLDWATER TOWNSHIP. 70D Dewey, R., farmer, east Branch. Davis, N., farmer, southwest city. Darrow, H., farmer, southwest city. Deckey, George W., farmer, southeast city. Dacker, J. M., Tucker farm, northeast city. Drum. David, farmer, northeast city. Drum, Theodore, farmer, northeast city. Duffee, S., farmer, northeast city. Dunks, Fred S., farmer, north city, east Marshall R. Dimond, Alfred, farmer, north city, east Marshall R. AE Evans, Willard, farmer, Branch. Eastman, Julia, Branch. Eggleston, N. H., physician, east Branch. Ernst, Walter, carpenter, southeast city. Ernst, G. F., fireman in mill, southeast city. Evans, Thomas, farmer, southeast city. F Fetterly, Nathan, farmer. French, Stephen, railroad laborer, Branch. Fetterly, Thomas, farmer, Branch. Fetterly, Jacob, farmer, Branch. Fetterly, David, stone mason, Branch. Fisher, Ira, farmer, south city. Folks, Jerry M., farmer, south city. Fetterly, Joseph, farmer, south city. Fox, M. M., farmer, south city. Fox, E. A., farmer, south city. Fisk, George W., farmer, south city. Fisk, Samuel, farmer, south city. Fenn, H. C., farmer, south city. Fox, Peter, farmer, southeast city. Fox, J. P., farmer, southeast city. Fox. Henry, farmer, southeast city. Fenno, Samuel, farmer, southeast city. Fetterly, C., farmer, east city. Fisk, A. C., farmer, east city, Chicago R. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  80 80 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Fisk, Frank, farmer, east city, Chicago R. Ferguson, William, farmer, north city, Forest, John S., farmer, northwest city. 0 Gowdy, Legrand, farmer. Grunner, W., farmer. Grunner, Anton, farmer. Giddings, E. S., farmer. Graham, 0. C., farmer. Goddard, Charles A., farmer. Greenman, Sarah, widow, Branch. Gerow, N. L., peddler, Branch. Green, William H., lumberman, Branch. Graves, A. B., brick maker, Branch. Gilbert, A., farmer, Branch. Gray, Mary, south city. Good, James, farmer, southwest city. Gideon, Moses, farmer, southwest city. Good, Solomon, farmer, east city, south Chicago R. Gillett, Solomon, farmer, east city, south Chicago R. Gillett, William S., farmer, east city, south Chicago R. Grinnell, J. W., farmer, east city. Gardner, N. C., farmer, east city. Gunn, Charles, farmer, east city. Gunn, Charles, Jr., fArmer, east city. Grundy, Isaac, farmer, northeast city. Grinnell, L., farmer, east city. Gage, E., farmer, northeast city. Greenfield, Benjamin, farmer, north city. Granger, Francis, farmer, north city. Gresler, John, farmer, north city. Gresler, Daniel, farmer, north city. Howard, John, farmer. Harbaugh, Jacob, farmer. Heyden, A. V., laborer, Branch. Hellyshuike, John, laborer, Branch. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y., Col. MNudge, of Quincy, Nich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  81 OOLDWATER TOWNSHIP. 81 Hall, Don, blacksmith, Branch. Holmes, J., laborer, Branch. Haslem, Henry, laborer, Branch. Houghtaling, Levi, shoemaker, Branch. Hill, Sally, widow, Branch. Hand, C. A., farmer, east Branch. Hamlin, Rachael, east Branch. HORACE, HILL, farmer, southwest city. Holway, Myron, farmer, southwest city. Hart, Warren, farmer, southwest city. Hower, Anthony, miller, south city. Heroy, Cynthia, widow, south city. Hilliar, Charles E., farmer, southeast city. Hawks, Charles P., farmer, southeast city. Hurly, N. E., farmer, southeast city. Hilliar, N., farmer, southeast city. Hale, O. P,, farmer, southeast city. Hull, Orren, farmer, east city. Hankin, William, laborer, east city. Howe, Hiram, physician, east city. Harger, A., blacksmith, east city. Howe, George W., auctioneer, northeast city. Hutchins, William, farmer, northeast city. Hunt, B. B., farmer, northeast city. Herst, R., farmer, northeast city. Houghtaling, Isaac, Steward Co. House, Marshall R. Hibbard, L. A., mason, north city, Marshall 1R. HIRAM HAYNES, farmer, north city, Marshall R. Haynes, Harvey, farmer, north city, Marshall R. Haight, J. A., farmer, north city, Marshall R. Heath, Alva, shoemaker, north city, Marshall R. Hemingway, Emeline, northwest city. I Ilk, Joseph, laborer, southeast city. Ingalls, Caleb, farmer, northwest city. Ide, James, northwest city. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  82 82 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Johnson, Miles, farmer. Johnson, James P., agent linghtning rods, Branch. June, Henry, laborer, southwest city. Jesseph, E., farmer, southeast city. Jesseph, Samuel, farmer, southeast city. Johnson, Daniel S., farmer, southeast city. Jeffords, Eliza J., east city, Chicago R. Jordan, J. S., farmer, north city, Marshall R. James, William, carpenter, northwest city. Jacokes, T. H., clergyman, northwest city. K: Keith, Edward, millwright, Branch. Kittle, D., drayman, northeast city. King, William, farmer, north city. Keely, M., laborer, northwest city. L Lobdell, Richard, carpenter, Branch, Laskoski, John, laborer, Branch. Lynd, William, laborer, Branch. Lynd, Robert, farmer, Branch. Lynd, David, farmer, east Branch. La Force, J., pump peddler, east Branch. Lowe, George W., brick maker, east city, Chicago R. Lincoln, P., farmer, east city, Chicago R. Letson, William, farmer, east city, north Chicago R. Larkin, Andrew, farmer, northeast city. Legg, A., farmer, north city, east Marshall R. Lekburg, Carl, farmer, northwest city. Maxwell, Wyman, Branch. Miller, Marshall M., farmer, Branch. Mathews, George D., engineer, Branch, May, S. P., laborer, Branch. Maglaughlin, Thomas, laborer, Branch. Mills, Sarah, Branch. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  83 COLDWATER TOWNSHIP. 83 Messenger, Jerome, farmer. Miller, Seth, carpenter. Munson, J. L., miller, Branch. Miller, John, farmer, south city, Malone, Samuel, farmer, south city. Moses, E. P., farmer, south city. Matthews, George B., carpenter, south city. Morehouse, Daniel C., farmer, southeast city. Miller, H. R., carpenter, southeast city. Miller, John, clergyman, southeast city. McConnell, Henry, farmer, southeast city. McCray, James H., blacksmith, southeast city. Mason, William B., farmer, southeast city. Mason, A. F., farmer, southeast city. Mason, Polly, widow, east city. Mason, H. P., farmer, east city. McGowan, J. II., prose::uting atttorney, cast Chicago R. Mains, Isaac, farmer, east Chicago R. Meads, Charles, farmer, northeast city. Myrick, Charles R., farmer, northeast city. Mosher, George, farmer, northeast city. Modert, M., canriage maker, northeast city. Modert, Peter, farmer, northeast city. Mudgett, William II., wagon maker, north city. Mead, E., farmer, north city. Mead, Alonzo, farmer, north city. Moss, Edward, farmer, north city. Moss, J. H., farmer, north city. Merritt, J. D., blacksmith, northwest city. Merritt, David, farmer, northwest city. Norton, Charles, farmer. Nye, Orella S., widow, south city. Nye, David A., farmer, south city. Norton, William P., farmer. Nichols, John, southeast city. Newman, John, farmer, north city. Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., wants agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  84 84 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Newman, Thomas, farmer, north city. Newman, William, farmer, north city. 0 Odrin, Theodore, farmer. Olmnsted, M, N., farmer, Branch. Ormsby, Milton, mason, north city. I:) Parkinson, Charles, farmer. Post, Ebenezer, farmer. Post, George, farmer. Preast, Elizabeth. Preast, Edwin, farmer. Purinton, A. B., farmer. Patterson, V. R., farmer. Parsons, James H., farmer. Purdy, R., turner, Branch. Perkins, A. M., laborer, Branch. Phetteplace, Lucius, farmer, southwest city. Philips, Theodore, brick maker, southwest city. Pender, Andrew, farmer, south city. Parsons, Alfred, farmer, southeast city. Parsons, George, farmer, southeast city. Pender, Willard, farmer, southeast city. Phelps, Timothy, farmer, southeast city, Pelton, George, farmer, east city. Parker, S. P., carpenter, east city, Chicago R. Petch, William, farmer, northeast city. Petch, Jarvis, farmer, northeast city. Porter, James T., farmer, northeast city. Paddleford, Joseph, farmer, northeast city. Philips, H. M., mason, Marshall R. Palmer, Mariette, widow, north city, Philips, John, farmer, north city. Preast, Alfred, farmer, northwest city. Randall, Orson, farmer, west city. Randall, S. B., farmer, west city. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of No Y. Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  85 COLDWATER TOWNSHIP. 85 Ransom, F., hotel keeper, Chicago R., west Lake. Richards, John, stone mason, west city. Roberts, Lyman, farmer, west city. Rogers, Alva, fafmer, south of Branch. Rogers, F. M., farmer, south of Branch. Reed, John, farmer, southeast city. Rice, Eugene, farmer, southeast city. Roberts, John, farmer, southeast city. Riggs, Alfred, farmer, east city. River, Daniel J., farmer, north city. Rice, S. W., farmer, north city, Marshall R. Rice, Sylvester, farmer, north city, Marshall R. Reeves, John, farmer, north city. Rockway, H., farmer, north city. Rockway, T., farmer, north city. Rockway, George, farmer, north city. Ross, John, farmer, northwest city. S Shoecraft, Ezra, farmer, west city. Shoecraft, B. B., farmer, west city. Shure, George, farmer, west city. Steward, Marcus, farmer, west city. Sayers, Julius, carpenter, west city. Sayer, J., farmer, Branch. Smith, Solomon, laborer, south of Branch. Smith, Danford, laborer, east of Branch. Sanford, F., laborer, south city. Sanford, Alva, farmer, south city. Sanford, William H., farmer, south city. Sands, David, railroad laborer, south city. Slover, I. M., farmer, south city. Stowe, G., farmer, south city. Shiedler, John, farmer, south city. Swift, Elmer, farmer, south city. Scoville, William, farmer, southeast city. Scoville, Marcus, farmer, southea.st city. Sinclair, B., farmer, southeast city. Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of New York. See Adverstisement. 7

Page  86 BRANCH (IaUNTY DMIRCTORB. Sherwood, M. M., farmer, southeast eity Schumaker, J., farmer, east city. Sperbeck, John, farmer, northeast city. Sperbeck, Peter, farmer, northeast city. Sperbeck, Martin, farmer, northeset city, Shook, Morgan, farmer, northeast city. Sterm, Mathias, farmer, northeast city. Schumaker, Charles, farmer, northeast city. Southworth, J. B,, farmer, northeast city. Southworth, N. L., tanner, northeast city. Seabury, G. farmer, north city. Swaffield, Robert, farmer, north city. Strickland, Jerome, farmer, north city. Strickland, Johnathan, farmer, north city. Scott, James, farmer, northwest city. Smith, J. D., carpenter, northwest city. Smith, M. A., farmer, northwest city. Spencer, Abram, farmer, northwest city. Straight, W. P., farmer, northwest city. T Trumball, William, farmer, west city. Trumbll, A., farmer, west city. Tibbets, Daniel, shoemaker, east of Branch. Tuckey, Richard, farmer, southwest city. Tucker, Augustus, farmer, south city. Taber, 0., farmer, southeast city. Tinkham, D., farmer, east city. Tinkbam, 0., farmer, east city. Thompson, A., farmer, east city. Taylor, William, farmer, northeast city. Thompson, Addison, farmer, north city. Thick, Levi, farmer, north city. Thick, John, farmer, north city. Thompkins, Jane E., north city. Timerson, Harmon, farmer, northwest city. Van Tassel, William S., engineer, southeast city.,Sacrity Lifte Ie. f.. of. Apply to Col, I. MuIte for a policy and an agency. See adtertisemne

Page  87 COLDWATER TOWNSHIP. Vanderhoof, R., farmer, north city. W Warren, H. 0., farmer, west city. Wilson, James II., farmer, west city. Williams, Smith, farmer, west city. Wilcox, W. H., shoemaker, opp. Oak Grove Cemetery. Widmer, Jacob, city sexton, opp. Oak Grove Cemetery. Webster, William H., farmer, west city. Williams, F., laborer, west city. Whitaker, Daniel, laborer, south of Branch. Woodard, 0. P., farmer, east of Branch. Wicks, Daniel, farmer, south city. Wicks, A., farmer, south city. Webster, Guy, joiner, southwest city. Willard, G. W., farmer, southwest city. Willard, Charles, farmer, southwest city. Weaver, Charles, farmer, southwest city. Whitten, George, cooper, south city. Winters, William, farmer, south city. Williams, Clark, farmer, south city. Williams, George B., farmer, south city. Williams, E. M., farmer, south city. Warner, Harvey, farmer, south city. Warner, Ross A., farmer, south city. Warner, Ray, farmer, south city. Warner, George, farmer, south city. Wilcox, J. R., farmer, south city. Ward, William C., farmer, south city. Wilson, Daniel N., farmer, south city. Weaver, Calvin, farmer, southeast city. Waggott, Robert, farmer, southeast city. Whitehead, Reuben, farmer, southeast city. Whitehead, F. R., farmer, southeast city. Whitney, Truman, farmer, southeast city. Wood, Olive, widow, southeast city. White, George H., east citye Chicago R. Ward, J. H., farmer, east city. 0ol.. Nudge, of Quncy, mich., wants Agents to EvaTm f tig Security lfe I n. X of -N. Y. See afderU ' khitt

Page  88 n BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. White, David, farmer, east city. Warren, James, farmer, northeast city. Ward, George, farmer, north city, east Marshall R. Whitney, J. W., farmer, north city, east Marshall R. Webb, Henry, farmer, north city, east Marshall R. Walsworth, L. D., farmer, northwest city. Watkins, Alonzo, farmer, northwest city. Yale, Hiram, farmer, north city. CALIFORNIA TOWNSHIP. THE township of California is situated in the southeast corner of Branch county, bounded north by Alagansee, east by Hillsdale county, south by the State of Indiana, west by Kinderhook. The first location made by actual settlement was in the fall of 1835, by Samuel Beach and J. R. Hall. The former has been dead some years; the latter still lives in the county. Mr. Beach, assisted by his son William and James H. Lawrence, put up the first house in the township. In February of 1836 came the first white family-the family of Mr. Samuel Beach, consisting of himself, wife and eight children. Soon other " land lookers " began to throng the woods. The first who came were Mr. Ira Purdy, Stillman Elwell, and a young man by the name of Rice; and after the wild was broken, settlers came more rapidly, and now the township contains a population of 800. James H. Lawrence, Ira R. Hall and others of the early settlers still live to see the changes which thirty-four years have brought about. Mr. Hall was the jailor at Canandaigua, N. Y., at the time the mob took " Morgan " the mason from jails At Hall's Corners there is quite a village, several business places, and a fine chance for more. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  89 CALIFORNIA, TOWNSHIP. S 80, TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-DANIEL A. DOUGLASS. CLERK-JAMES N. AVERILL, TREASURER-PETER D. GIBSON. JUSTICES-JOSEPH W. LAWRENCE. GEORGE L. GUY. JAMES PAUL..A. Averill, James, farmer. Adams, James, farmer. Allen, Alfred, farmer.' Adamns, Ebenezer, farmer. B3 Bailey, Isaac, farmer. Broughton, Lester, farmer. Broughton, George, farming. Broughton, Eber, farmer. Bird, Richard, laborer. Broughton, John, laborer. Ball, Ijenry, lhkborer. Ball, John, retired. Ball, Charles, farming. Becks, William, farming. Bates, Archibald, farmer. Copeland, Thomas, farmer. Caseben, James, farming. Cruthers, Samuel, farmer. Cruthers, Alexander, farmer. Carrithers, William, wagon maker. Camrs, Robert, farmer. Col. M. Nudge., of qaincy, Mich... Gen. Agent for the Security Life~ Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  90 BRANSC COUNTY DIRBOTORY. Chestnut, James, farmer. Carithers, John, retired. Clark, David, farmer. Clark, Samuel, farming. Clark, John, farming. Chestnut, Samuel, farmer. Colton, Hiram, laborer. Cass, Ira, farming. Cass, Elizabeth, housekeeping. 3D Dunkel, Jacob, farmer. Dawson, John, farmer. Douglas, Alexander, farming. Douglas, John, farming. Douglas, Daniel, farmer. Drury, Harvey, farmer. Drury, Fortune, work on railroad. Deemer, Daniel, farmer. Donelley, William, farming. Donelley, John, farming. Donelley, Sylvester, farming. Douglas, Alexander, Jr., farming. Dougal, Penwick, farming. Dunlap, William, farmer. Doyle, John, laborer. Depue, Jeremiah, farmer. Dover, William, works on railroad. Donahue, Elsie, housekeeping. Dobbs, Joshua, farmer. Duguid, Henry, farmer. Decker, Peter, farmer. Doyle, Samuel, farmer. Doyle, Andrew, farmer. E Ellis, Willard, farmer. Ellis, Aaron, farmer. Ellis, Helen, housekeeping. Scrlty Lyf Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. nudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement

Page  91 CALIF!ORNIA TOWNSRIP, 9 91 Edwards, James, works on railroad. Elsey, David, farmer. Follet, Reuben, farmer. French, David, farmer. French, Elizabeth, housekeeping. French, Mitchel, works on railroad French, John, clergyman. French, Ezekiel, farmer. Fulton, David., farmer. Foster, William, farming. G3 Graham, David, farmer. Gibson, Peter, farmer. Gibson, David, retired. Gibb, James, retired. George, Sarah, housekeeping. Guile, Hiram, farming. Gould, Jason, farmer. Gordenier, Jones, farmer. Gordenier, Gilbert, farmer. Grise, Peter, farming. Grise, George, farming. Grier, William, black smith. Gillet, Sereno, farmer. Gondleaf, Robert, farmer. Horton, Philip, farmer. Harris, William, farmer. Hall, Thomas, farmer. Hamer, Samuel, farmer. Hamer, Samuel, Jr., farming. Hulse, John, farmer. Houk, Franklin, farmer. Hamer, Joseph, farming.. Harrison, Wells, farming. Col. IL Nudge of Quizicy, Kich-.* wants agnts to eanrass for the Securlt4 ITA Ins. Co. of N. T. See advarttsemnt,

Page  92 Z BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY, Harris, John, farmer. Handley, James, farmer. Holly, Henry, farmer. Holden, Dennis, laborer. Hutchins, Admiral, farming. Harrington, Orrin, farmer. Harris, Alexander, farmer. j' Jackson, Milo, farming. Judson, Henry, farmer. Jameson, Russell, wagon maker. Jameson, Samuel, farmer. Jameson, Penwick, farming. Jameson, Calvin, farming. Jameson, John, farmer. Johnson, Elijah, farmer. Kelso, Henry, farmer. King, Charles, works on railroad. L Lawrence, Joseph, farmer. Lawrence, Harriet, housekeeping. Lawrence, Levi, farming. LAWRENCE, JAMES H., farmer. McMurray, Hugh, farmer. McMurray, Moses, farmer. Mowray, Margaret, housekeeping. Miller, John, retired. McKinney, Joseph, laborer. McKinney, James, farmer. Monroe, Michael, farmer. Morrow, Edward, sawyer. Morrow, Thomas, sawyer. McClure, Andrew, farmer. P. 0. Coldwater. Marshall, William, farming. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  93 CALIFORNIA TOWNSHIP. 93' Martin, James, farmer. Martin, Franklin, farming. Mitchel, Sarah, housekeeping. Mitchel, David, farming. McGow, Armon, farming. McKinney, William, farmer. McKinney, Samuel, farmer. Morrow, John, farmer. Morrow, John, Jr., farming. Monlux, William, farmer. 1ST Nichols, William, farming. Noble, Johnathan, farmer. Noble, Stephen, farmer. I Noble, Albert, farmer. 0 Odren, John, farmer. P. 0. Coldwater. Odren, Alexander, farmer. P. 0. Coldwater.:P Paul, James, farmer. Peffer, Lucinda, housekeeping. Porter, William, farming. Porter, John, farming. Paul, David, farming. Paul, John, Jr., farmer. Paul, John, Sen., faimer. Patterson, William, laborer. Paul, David, farmer. Playford, William, farming. Playford, Edwin, farming. Pasco, Miles, physician. Perrin, Theron, clerk in store. Peffer, John, farming. Pridgeon, John, farmer. Pridgeon, Abram, farmer. Pridgeon, Jacob, farmer. Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., general agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See Advertisement.

Page  94 *4 BRANCH OOUNTY PIGROTORY. Pridgeon, Samuel, farmer. Purdy, Ira, farmer. Ritter, Silas, farming. Read, Lucius, shoemaker. Rockey, John, Jr., farming. -Rockey, John, Sen., farming. Robie, Nancy, housekeeping. Reynalds, Thomas, farmer. Reynalds, William, farming. Reynalds, Charles, farmer. Reynalds, Oscar, worksjon railroad. Reynalds, Robert, farming Reynolds, Charles, farming. Raymon, Charles, farmer. S Stokes, Amos, farmer. Smith, Elias, blacksmith. Sprague, Samuel, farming. Smith, William, farmer. Stockdale, William, farmer. Stockdale, Henry, farming. Schofield, Alanson, clergyman. Stebbins, William, painter. Stewart, Daniel, farmer. Stewart, Archibald, carpenter. Spear, James, farmer. Seely, Charles, farmer. Staley, Frederick, farmer. Swatout, William, farming. Sherer, David, farmer. Sherer, Samuel, farmer. T Thompson, Desire, housekeeper. P. 0. Coldwater. Talmadge, William, farmer. Tindall, Smith, carpenter. Seeurity Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to ColI.L Mudge for a policy and an agency. See Advertisement.

Page  95 ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP. 95 Tindall, Frank, laborer. Thompson, Hiram, farmer. Vanorsdale, Joseph, farming. Vance, Alexander, farmer. Van Etten, Daniel, farmer. -w Wilkinson, Warren, farmer. Withington, Gilman, farmer. Woodard, Wilson, farming. Withington, Edwin, farmer. Williamson, Cornelius, farmer. Wallace, Edward, grocer. Woodard, Roswell, farmer. Woodard, Newton, farming. Wiley, Thomas, farmer. Whiten, Orrin, farmer. By Yockey, Andrew, farming. ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP. ALGANSEE was settled in 1835 by Samuel Crater, at the south end of Marble Lake, who erected a saw mill at the inlet of said lake. The Hon. Asahel Brown, William Bovee, Messrs. Goodman and Robins, are among the pioneers of Algansee. This town was slow in its settlement owing to the amount of heavy timbered land, and as a great share of the settlers are from New York and the Eastern States where heavy timbered forests were plenty, the early settlers of this; as of other western towns, chose locations not requiring such extra exertion ts clear up the farm. If slow it was sure and now contains a population of 1420. CoL 1[. Mndge, of Quincy, Nich., wants Agents to canass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of Nl. Y. See advertisement.

Page  96 96 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. It is well watered by the Coldwater River and several beautiful lakes, and has the reputation of always furnishing its full quota of state officers. Asahel Brown owns one of the finest farms in the county, highly cultivated and adorned with many native and foreign trees and shrubs, which causes the place to present an elegant and home-like appearance. The judicious management of his farm compares favorably with his legislative councils for the State. Algansee Centre contains the post-office, a blacksmith-shop, sawmill, school-house, and the office and residence of Dr. Williams, Representative elect for the District. There is an extensive steam saw-mill in the south part of the town. Algansee is bounded north by Quincy, east by Hillsdale county, south by California, and west by Ovid. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. SUPERVISOR-ERASTUS BRADLEY. CLERK-I. F. CAMP. TREASURER-ROBERT CRAWFFORD. JUSTICEs-SAMUEL H. KEESLER, JOSEPH POATS, F. D. RANSOM, JAMES STOW. Alsdorf, John, farmer, post office Quincy. Archer, Saphronia, house-keeping, post office Coldwater. Archer, Asher, farmer, post office Coldwater. Ackerson, Abraham, farmer. Ackerson, Joel, farming. B Barker, Joseph, farmer, post office Quincy. Burleson, Lafayette, carpenter, post office Quincy. Becker, Jeremiah, blacksmith, post office, Quincy. Bogue, Isaac, laborer, postoffice Quincy. Bennett, Elias, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bennett, Noah', farmer, post office Quincy. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. -of N. Y., Col. Mudge, of Quincy, ilch., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  97 ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP. 97 Bennett, George, farmer, post office Quincy. Brocklebank, Obediah, farmer. Beadle, Richard, farmer, Billings, John, blacksmith. Brown, Joel, farmer. Bartholomew, Lyman, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bartholomew, Jahiel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bartholomew, Almon, wagon maker, post office Coldwater. Ballard, Seth, farmer. Bickford, McCajah, farmer, post office Coldwater. Baker, Nelson, farmer, post office Coldwater. Baker, Eugene, farming, post office Coldwater. Baker, Byron, farming, post office, Coldwater. Burch, Milton, farming, post office Coldwater. Burch, Stephen, farmer, post office Coldwater. Brown, Asahel, farmer, post office Qoldwater. Bunker, Charles, farmer, post office Quincy. Barber, Dewey, farmer, post office, Quincy. Barber, Benjamin, farmer, post office Quincy. Barnes, Charles, farmer, post office Quincy. Bier, Nicholas, farmer, post office Quincy. Bier, Mathias, farming, post office Quincy. Boyden, John, farmer. Bender, Jacob, farmer, post office, Quincy. Briggs, George, farmer. Bradley, Erastus, farmer. Bradley, Sereno, farmer. Bovee, Clark, farmer. Pettis, Harlo, farming. Brayman, Stephen, farming. Brainard, Ezra, farmer. Brainard, C., farmer. Bickford, Stephen, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bickford, Ira, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bickfood, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bovec, Jonathan, retired farmer. Burlingham, Henry, farmer. Burnison, John, farmer. Col. *. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life I Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  98 98 BRANCH COUNTY D[RECUMRY. Bugbee, Elias, farmer. Bugbee, Moses, farmer. Barrow, Peter, retired farmer. Bray, Amos, farmer, post office Quincy. Barnes, Joel, farmer, post office Quincy. Barlow, William, farmer, post office Quincy. Barnhart, David, farming. C Conley, Sidney, farmer, post office Quincy. Crawford. Robert, farmer, post office Quincy., Canfield, Nancy, house keeper, post office Quincy. Chase, John, farmer. Craft, Rufus, farmer. Crapo, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Clair, Francis, farmer, post office Coldwater. Clair, Charles, farming, post office Coldwater. Currens, Jamies, laborer, post office Coldwater. Clark, Polly, housekeeping. Cann Otho, farming, post office Coldwater. Cole, John, farming, post office Quincy. Corey, Charles, farming, post office Quincy. Corey, Martin, farmer, post office Quincy. Corey, James, farming, post office Quincy. Culver, Benjamin, farmer, post office Quincy, Culver, Jesse, farming. Corey, William, farmer. Clark, John, farmer. Campbell, Thomas, farmer, post office Quincy. Camphell, Henry, farming. Clark, Isaiah, farming. Craig, Benjamin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Coping, Michael, laborer. Canfield, John, farming. Catlin, Merrit, farmer. Catlin, Wrig'-t, farmer, post office Quincy. Clark, Alva, farmer. Clark, George, farming. Clark, George, farmer. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  99 ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP. 99 Clark, Josephus, farming. Clark, Sylvanus, farmer. Clark, Luel, farmer. Clark, Jerome, farmer. Corey, John, farmer. Courtwright, Caroline, housekeeping. Camp, Isaac, farmer, post office Quincy. Crater, Andrew, farmer, post office Quincy. Crawford, James, farming, post office Quincy. Colwell, Uriah, farmer, post office Quincy. Chase, Josiah, farmer, post office Quincy. D) Degraff, Simeon, farming, post office Quincy. Dixon, Thomas, farmer, post office Coldwater. Demming, Wait, farmer, post office Coldwater. Dore, William, farmer. Dunlap, Alexander, farmer. Depue, Joseph, farming. Dupher, Noah, farmer. Pupher, William, farmer. Dodge, Albert, farmer. Dewitt, Jared, farmer, post office Coldwater. Depue. Joseph, jr., farming. Dunlap, Thomas, farmer. Draper, Reuben, farmer. Draper, Olney, farmer. Draper, David, farmer. Depue, James, farmer, post office Quincy. Dewitt, James, farmer, post office Quincy. Enos, Rufus, farmer, post oe Quincy. Enos, Rufus, farmer, post office Quincy. Enos, Alvin, farming, post office Quincy. 3F Finkbiner, Allen, farming, post office Quincy. From, Jonathan, farming. Fox, Asahel, cooper, post office, Coldwater. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Litf Ins Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  100 100 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. * Finney, Luther, farmer, post office Quincy. Frazier, Robert, farming. Flaherty, John, farmer, post office Quincy. Flelter, John, laborer. Fuller, Lev i, farmer, post office Quincy. Foster, Martin, farmer, post office Quincy. G0 Griswold, Asa, farmer, post office Quincy. Gray, Darwin, farmer, post office Goldwater. George Alonzo, farmer, post office, Goldwater. Gilbert, S-ephen, farmer, post office Coldwater. George, E., farming, post office Quincy. Gage, Alfred, shoemaker, post office Quincy. Gage, Amos, farming, post office Quincy. Gordinier, William, farmer, post office Quincy. Gordinier, George, farmer, post office Quincy. Gallup, Frederick, farmer. George, Leander, farmer, post office Coldwater. Grice, Mathew, farming. Gottschalk, Karl, farmer, post office Quincy. Goodwin, Frederick, farmer. Goodwin, William, farmer. Goodman, Cleophus, farmer. Goodman, George, farmer. Goodman, Arnold, farming, post office Quincy. Green, David, farmer, post office Quincy. Hastings, John S., farmer, post office Quincy. Hodges, Hiram, farming. Hewett, Porter, farmer, post office Quincy. Hastings, Esther, housekeeping. Hanchett, William, farmer, post office Quincy. Hodges, Andrew, farming. Hamilton, James, farmer. Hall, James, farmer. Hall, William, farmer. Hollister, William, farming. Henderson, Eliza, housekeeping. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. M. Mudgp of Quincy, Mich., is general agent. See advertisement.

Page  101 ALGANSEE TOWSNHIP. 101 Hermance, Horace, farmer, post office Quincy. Hendrick, Leslie, farmer, post office Quincy. Harmon, Samuel, sen., farmer. Harmon, Samuel, jr., farming. Harmon, Charles, farming. Harmon, Henry, farming. Hall, Israel, retired. Hall, Fiederick, larming. Higgins, Lewis, sawyer, post office Quincy. Hoffman, Albert, sawyer, post office Quincy. Hawes, Harry, farmer. Hungerfbrd, Mathew, farmer. Hungerford, Henry, farmer. Harphan, Joseph, farmer. Hungerford, William, farmer. Hall, John, farmer. Hall, Henry, farming. Hadden, Joseph, farmer, post office Quincy. Hildebradt, William, farmer. Hildebradt, William, sen., retired. Hoyt, Eli, farmer, post office Quincy. Hayes, John, farmer, post office Quincy. Harris, James, farmer, post office Quincy. Hildebran], Frederick, farmer. Hagerman, Ernest, farming. Haynes, John, laborer. Hughes, James, farmer. Holcomb, Benjamin, farmer. Holcomb, Jerome, farming. Honk, Delilah, housekeeping. Honk, Duane, farmer. Herrick, William, farmer, post office Quincy. Hocksey, Orton, farmer, post office Quincy. Hocksey, Charles, farming, post office Quincy. J Joseph, Mathias, farming, post office Quincy. Jameson, Alexander, farmer. Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Hich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of New York. See Adverstisement. 8

Page  102 10* BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORT. Keeler, Samuel, farmer, post office Quincy. Keeler, Ebenezer, farmer, post ffiome Quincy. Knapp, Charles, laborer. Knapp, Stephen, farmer. Knecht, Stephen, farmer, post office Coldwater. King, Benjamin, carpenter. Knecht, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Kelehier, Thomas, farming. Klein, Jacob, farmer, post office Coldwater. Kriser, William, farmer. Kriser, Solomon, farming. Kriser, Benjamin, laborer. Kiser, Stephen, farmer, post office Quincy. L. Lindsey, Russell, farming, post office Coldwater. Lindsey, Alfred, farming, post office Quincy. Lester, Alva, farmer. Logan, John, farmer. Logan, Samuel, farming. Lyke, Abijah, farmer. Lumbard, Willet, farmer, post office Coldwater. Letts, Peter, laborer, post office Quincy. Larkin, Edward, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lett, William, farming. Loomis, Franklin, farming. Lindsey, Theodore, farmer, post office Quincy. Laider, William, farmer. Laider, William, sen., retired. Lloyd, Benjamin, book agent, post office Quincy. McEichron, George, carpenter, post office Quincy. Merritt, Samuel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Merritt, Anson, farmer. Miller, Frederick, farming. M cClave, Charles, sawyer, post office Quincy. McClave, James, farming, post office Quincy. ftbrlty Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col.. Nudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  103 ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP. 103 Martin, James, farmer, post office, Quincy. Marshal, Lewis, farmer, post office Quincy. Martin, William, farmer, post office Quincy. Myers, Cornelius, farming, post office Quincy. Myers, Frederick, farmer, post office Quincy. Menges, Jonathan, farmer, post office Coldwater. McEchron, George, farmer, post office Quincy,. Moffit, Henry, farmer, post office Coldwater. Moffit, Arthur, farmer, post office Coldwater. Mead, HenTy. farmer, post office Quincy. Moffit, Allen, farming, post office, Coldwater. Myers, Jacob, farmer, post office Quincy. Mandeville, John, farmer, post office Quincy. Myers, William, farmer, post office Quincy. McNett, Samuel, farmer, post office Quincy. Noyes, Albon, farmer. Nixon, Thomas, jr., farming, post office Coldwater. Nixon, Thomas, sen., farmer, post office Coldwater. Nichols, Charles, farming, post office Coldwater. Nichols, James, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Nickerbocker, Benjamin, farming. Niveson, George, farming, post office Quincy. Nichols, Everett, farmer. Nichols, Henry, farmer. Niveson, Nathan, farmer, post office Quincy. Niveson, William, farming, post office Quincy. Niveson, Robert, farming, post office Quincy. 0 O'Liman, William, farming. Odren, Albert, farming. Odren, James, farming. Ogden, Henry, stone mason..l Y Priddy, David, farmer, post office Quincy. Purdy, Alexander, farmer, post office Coldwater. Putnam, Ira, farmer, post office Coldwater. Col. M. udge, of Quiney, Mich., wants Agents to eanass fir the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  104 104 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Poats, Joseph, farmer, post office Quincy. Perry, Darwin, farming. Pratt, Thomas, retired. Pridgeon, Joshua, farmer. Potter, William, farmer, post office Quincy. Parker, Elias, farmer. Philips, Daniel, farming. Parker, Silas, farmer. Perkins Henry, farmer. Purdy, Royal, farmer. Parker, Samuel, farmer. Polohff, Frederick, farmer. Potter, Asahel, jr., farmer, post office Quincy. Potter, Charles, farmer, post office Quincy. Potter, Norman, farmer, post office Quincy. Potter, Asahel, sen., farmer, post office Quincy. Potter, Bradley, farming, post office Quincy. Pitcher, John, farmer, post office Quincy. Pitcher, John jr., farming, post office, Quincy. Pratt, Lemuel, retired farmer, post office Quincy. IR Rose, Hamilton, farmer, post office Quincy. Reynolds, Lorenzo, farmer, post office Quincy. Rose, James, farmer. Rice, H., retired. Ransom, James, farming, post office Quincy. Reffer, Henry, farming. Robbins, Lyman, farmer. Reynolds, William, farmer. Rosen, Charles, farmer. Royce, Herman, farmer. Ransom, James, farmer. Ransom, John, farmer, post office Quincy. Roundy, Franklin, blacksmith, post office Quincy Ransom, David, farming, post office Quincy. Reynolds, Dennis, farmer, post office Quincy. S Soper, John, stone mason, post office Quincy. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  105 ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP. 105 Sebring, Sylvester, farming, post office, Quincy. Stockwell, Ira, farmer, post office, Quincy. Spaulding, Asa, laborer, post office, Quincy. Stow, James, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Sherman, James, farming, post office Coldwater. St. Lawrence, J. Henry, teaching music, post office, Coldwater. Simpkins, Aaron, farmer, post office Coldwater. Simpkins, William, farming, post office Coldwater. Streeter, Cornelius, farmer. Stephens, Linus, farmer, post office, Quincy. Sanders, Philander, shoemaker, post office Quincy. Sanders, Hazelton, farming, post office Quincy. Sage, Wesley, farmer. Shumway, Alfred, farmer. Shumway, Levi, farming, Snow, William, laborer. Spaulding, Silas, laborer, post office Quiney. Smith, Emmet, laborer. Shutz, George, farmer. Southwick, Keziah, housekeeping. Spaulding, George, farmer, post office Quincy. Stewart, James, farming, post office Quincy, Safford, Benjamin, farmer, post office, Quincy. Spaulding, Samuel, farmer, post office Quincy. Spaulding, Mason, farming, post office Quincy. Streeter, Betsy, housekeeping, post office Quincy. T Trim, Zebedee, farmer, post office Quincy. Thorp, Almon, farmer. Taylor, Samuel, farmer. Taylor, Joshua, laborer. Taylor, Enos, farmer. Twiss, Franklin, farming, post office Coldwater. Tift, Albert, farmer. Thompson, David, farmer, post office Quincy. Tift, Roswell, farmer. Tift, Jerome, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Thompson, Charles, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Thompson, Hiram, farming. Col. N. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  106 106 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Tindall, Peter, farmer, post office Quincy. Taft, Jesse, farmer. Thompson, William, farmer. T_ Underhill, Sarah, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Underhill, Jasper, retired, post office Coldwater Underhill, Homer, farmer, post office Coldwater Underhill, Norman, farming, post office, Coldwater. '7' Van Tassel, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Van Patten, John, farmer, post office Quincy. Van Hoosier, Hezekiah, farmer, post office Quincy. w Wilson, Rueben, farmer, post office Coldwater. Williams, James A., physician, post office Quincy. Wright, Jay, farmer, post office Quincy. Wright, Jackson, farming, post office Quincy. Wright, Ira, farming, post office Quincy. Wright, Alden, farming, post office Quincy. Wright, Charles, farmer, post office Quincy. Winchell, Caroline, housekeeping. Warren, Samuel, farmer. Wakeman, Eli, farmer. Wakeman, Martin, farmer. Wagar, Hanibal, farmer, post office Quincy. Wagar, John, farming, post office Quincy. Wymer, William, farmer, post office Quincy. Wilder, Morris, farmer, post office Quincy. Walworth, John, farmer. Waterbery James, farmer. Waterbery, Henry, farmer. West, Stephen, farmer. Winter, George, farmer. Wenier, William, retired. Waterbury, Lewis, farmer, post office Quincy. Wilmoth, Joseph, farmer, post office Quincy. Whaley, Washington, farmer. Walbridge, Philander, farmer, postoffice Quincy Z Zirba, Isaac, farmer, post office Coldwater. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  107 QUINCY ADVERTISEMENTS. 1OV MANUFACTURER OF CARRIAGES, iWAGONS, SLEIGHS, ETC. ALL KINDS OF BLACKSMITIHNG, REPAIRING & PAINTING, Promptly and Satfsfactorlly done. Shop Northeast cor. Main and Orange Streets, Quincy, Mich. QUINCY OT]EL, The Nearest to the RJ.R. Depot, and opp. Alden & Sutton'ls Brick Block. DANIEL CARREL, PROPRIETOR. QUINCY, MICHIGAN. Good Sample Rooms for- Agents at All Times. CAR-RIAGCE ANYD IVAGON EAER All kinds of Light and Hleavy work Manufactured to Order, In a Good, Workmanlike manner, and satisfaction given in every case. REPAIRING, BLACKSMITHING AND PAINTING, of all kinds Promptly attended to. Southeast Cor. M~ain and Orange Sts.,, Quincy, Mich. D-ENTIST, QUINCY, AIICH. TEETH INSERTED IN THE BEST MANNER. Persons having teeth they cannot Eat with are Requested to Call. TEETH FJLLED IN THE BEST MANNER. *MNitrous Oxide Gas for extracting l eeth without pamn. Call and examine specimens and save money. All work Warranted. AWOfflce up stairs, In Wilber's Block.-J

Page  108 108 QUINCY ADVERTISEMENTS. A9' "To insure your life is to become rich." TRY IT IN THE XWoSM dxJxw~ee vrMuZ IEs FE. eCo.. 1OF PIILADELPHIA, PENN. 0. V. 3. POND, Gneral Ageat, -... QINCY, MICHIGAN. Insure while your health will permit. No one on a sick bed ever regretted having a Policy of Life Insurance. All policies non-forfeitabte Cash Premiums not made to increase by addition of Interest. Features as liberal as a safe and prudential management will permit: J. B. SALIS3JBURY IS SELLING PINE LUMBER, SHlNGLES AND LATH AT COST AND TRANSPORTATION. I have a fine stock of Pine Lumber, Shingles and Lath on hand, and more coming every week. DOORS, SASH AND BLINDS READY MADE. W ODD SIZES MADE TO ORDER. Scroll Savinl, Mouldings, Brackets, Cornice, &c., &c., And all kinds of finish for Joiner's use got out on short notice. Special attention given to frames of all kinds; dressed lumber. Flooring, soft and hard always on hand. Am making my own Siding, and can sell at reduced prices, ranging from $-10 to 0$20,o$ Thou*sv ~ft~ J. B. SALIS( U(R Y. W. W. KURTZ, President. A. D. WOODRUFF, Vice-Prest. MUTUAL LIFE INSURAN CE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA. Home Office, No. 432 Walnut Street. Assets, November 1, 1870, $288,251,24. C. V. R. POND, General Agent, QUINCY, Mich. LIBERAL FETATVURES. AGENTS WANTTEID.

Page  109 QUINCY ADVERTISEMENTS. 109 INSURE YOUR LIFE IN THE NORTH AMERICAN MUTUAL LIFE INSUR. CO., OF PHILADEL'PHIA. Dividends Xade upon the Contribution Plan. Dividends declared annually on first of January, on all Policies which have been in force a full year, and made payable at next renewal of Policy. One third Loan granted if desired. Should you pay all cash two years in this Company, and be unable to meet third payment, the Company will loan you the full third Prenium, as all cash for two years is equal to two-thirds cash for three years. Policies non-yorfeitable. C. F. R. Pond, General Agent, Quincy, Mich. LYTLE & KNOWLTON Are doing business again at their old stand, brick block, north side, Chicago street, ready and willing to serve all who may favor them with their patronage. They have a FULL, NEW, SELECTED and COMPLETE stock of GOODS, purchased at the best cash discount, consisting of SHELF HARDWARE HOUSE TRIMMINGS, IRON, GLASS, SASH, COOK AND PARLOR STOVES, Agricultural Implements, Tinware, And all kinds of goods usually kept in the hardware line of trade. ALL KINDS OF TIN AND SHEET IRON WORK Done on short notice, and in the most approved style. EAVES, GUTTERS & WATER COURSES PUT IIP TO ORDER. *i We can and will sell as cheap as the cheapest. 8 LYTLE & KNOWLTON. AGEKENTS WAN T:ED. Active, energetic and reliable men and women, who desire permanent and and profitable employment in an honorable branch of business, will do well to address C. V. R. POND, Quincy, Mich., General Agent for the NORTH AMERICAN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO., OF PHILADELPHIA, PENN. Liberal arrangements will be made with persons who mean business.

Page  110 .110 QUINCY ADVERTISEMENTS. COL. M.. MTCVD'EB, QUINCY, MICHICAN, MANAGER OF THE MICHIGAN BRANCH SECURITY LIFE INS. AND ANNUITY COMPANY OF NEW YORK. ROBERT L. CASE, ISAAC -H. ALLEN, THEO. R. WETMORE, PRESIDENT. SECRETARY. VICE PRESIDENT ALL POLICIES NON-FORFEITABLE No Restrictions on Travel in any Part of the World. NO EXTRA RATES FOR INSURING FEMALES LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WANTED FOR AGENTS. This Standard Company is too well and favorably known to require any detailed statement of its fair and impartial manner of doing business. City and County Canvassers will find no better company to work for. Apply to Col. M. MUDGE, Manager, Qunicy, Mich.

Page  111 QUJINCY VILLAGE AND TOWNSHIP.11 ill JoZEJN_ SWEENEY1S IS MANUFACTURING CARRIAGES OF EVERY PATTERN OR DESCRIPTION AT HIS SHOP IN QUJINCY. ALSO LIGHT AND HEAVY WAGONS. O'BRIEN'S PATENT RUNNING GEAR Which takes the lead among all classes of patrons, and wh ich is in fact a great improvement both in expense and durability. BLACKSmiTIIING carried on in all its branches. PATENT PRUNING SHEARS manufactured and kept for sale. All kiuds cif Carriage and Blacksmith work done to order. Ilepairing done proinptly. GAYRRF6-I T L. DARRI.P-_N, HORSE SHOEING ANDBROADWAY, SOUTH' OF RIVE11, UNION CITY, MICHICAN. QUINCY VILLAGE AND TOWNSHIP. HORACE WILSON Was the first settler in the Township of Quincy. He located two miles east and three fourths of a mile north of the centre of the present village of Quincy in 1831. He kept a hotel three years, and in the summer of 1 834 went to 'Detroit for suppli~es and died while making-the journey. He was highly esteemed. A widow, son and daughter were left to mourn his loss. The daughter married E. G. Berry, M, D., who stiil resides in Quiney, and has at different times held offices of trust, and has filled Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Micb., Wants agents to calnvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  112 112 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. them with honor to himself and his constituents. He is the oldest settler now living in the town of Quincy. The son, Horace Wilson, still owns and resides on his father's farm. Wm. H. St. Clair settled one mile east of the town line. He sold to James G. Corbus in 1834. The house now upon the place is the oldest building in the township of Quincy-men came from Clinton, sixty miles, to help raise the frame. In 1834 Samuel Berry and Reuben Cornish settled in Quincy. Mr. Cornish, in 1834, built the first hotel in what is now the village, the same foundation upon which now stands the ' Quincy Hotel." Among those who settled in the township of Quincy in 1834, were Mr. Vanselus, Henry Hastings, John Broughton, Mr. Loomis, and Conrad Knapp. In 1835 many additional settlers came and settled in Quincy, among whom were George and Frank Babcock, the Berry, and the Clizbe families, and Samuel Alger, father of Isaac P. Alger, a skillful physician of Coldwater, an able public speaker, and the compiler of many of these sketches of pioneer life. Many are the quaint anecdotes told of Sam Berry, one of which follows: A lawyer called to see his son's docket-he being Justice-Sam told him "Enos han't got no docket he keeps it in his head, has gone away and carried it with him. Quincy Township contains many fine farms, is well watered, and its inhabitants are wide awake thorough going people. Population, 1,534. Quincy Village is situated on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, six miles east of Coldwater, contains a population, according to the last census just completed, of 1,094. The village contains four churches, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Episcopal, a fine school building of five departments, three hotels, good brick blocks of stores, and shops too numerous to mention, a large stave factory, foundry, flour mill, carriage factories, saw mill, a weekly paper, " The Quincy Times,'" published by The Times Company, many fine residences, and is, in short, a beautiful country village with bright prospects. Quincy is bounded north by Butler, east by Hillsdale county, south by Alagansee, and west by Coldwater. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  113 QUINCY VILLAGE OFFICERS, &C.11 113 qUINCY TILLAGE OFFICERS. PRESIDENT-D. C. M YERS. RECORDER-E. MUDGE. TRUSTEES-M. M. BROWN, J. W. MASON, H. B. EDMONSTON, C. B. JOHNSTON, B. F. CLARK, GUY E. BENNETT. TREASULIER.-G. B. KNIGHT. MARSIIAL-T. P. BURLINGHAM. JUSTICES-MARTIN HAWLEY', GEORGE B. KNIGHT. Council meets on Monday evenings, at Village Hall. CHURCHES. METHODIST EpiscOPAL-~-West Chicago St., William M. Paddock, Pastor. BAPTIST-East Chicago St., C. H. Beals, Pastor. EPISCOPALIAN-Service at the Baptist Church, supplied by the Pastor at Coldwater. PRESBYTERIAN-Fulton St., George B. Barnes, Pastor. SOCIETIES. MT. VERNON LODGE, No. 166 F. & A. M-Regular meetings on Thursday before each full moon. Special-Friday evenings. Meets in Masonic Hall. J. W. MASON, W. M. E. S. THROOP, S. W. REUBEN KNOWLES, J. W. F. E. MARSH, SECRETARY. BOARD OF EDUCATION. MODIERATOR-WILLIAM P. ARNOLD. DIRECTOR-C. N. WILCOX. TREASURER-M. M. BROWN. Col. M. Mudge, of Qlneny, Dicoh., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  114 114 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. TRUSTEES-A. C. CULVER, JAMES CLIZBE, WILLARD KIDDER. UNION SCHOOL. PRINCIPAL-C. A. COOK. PRECEPTRESS-MISS E. H DAY. GRAAMMAR DEPARTMENT-MISS LUCY ANDRUS. SECCNDARY-MISS LYDIA SWAN. PRIMARY-MISS JESSIE EDMONSTON. PRIMARY-MISS SARAH ANDRUS. QUINCY BUSINESS LIST. A Alden, Sutton & Co., general store and manufacturers of staves, heading, etc. ALGER, R. J., CARRIAGES AND WAGONS, cor. Main and Orange. (see advt.) B Broughton, E. L., drugs and groceries, south side Chicago. Bennett & Sheldon, drugs and groceries, south side Chicago. BROWNELL HOUSE, A. Brownell, propr., north side Chicago. Brainard & Young, furniture and undertaking, north side Chicago. Brown & Mason, harness makers, north side Chicago. Brown, M. M3., notary public, north side Chicago. BENNETT, QUEREAN & CO., hardware, cor. Chicago and Main. BURDICK, WILLIAMI H., teacher of penmanship. Barjarow, Isaac A., carpenter. Baker, 0., painter, Main. BERRY, JOSEPH, general merchandise, cor. Chicago and Main. Boyle & Welch, coopers, near depot. Berry, E., attorney at law. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  115 a QUINCY BUSINESS LIST. 115 C Clark, B. F., attorney, south side Chicago. Carrel, D., ice cream and confectionery, north side Chicago. Church & Dalley, meat market, north side Chicago. Culver, P. J., cooper, near Mill. FAYETTE HOUSE, H. L. Sillick, propr., south side Chicago. Fayette House Livery, H. L., Sillick, propr. Herrick, L. A., homceopathic physician, King's block. HUNT, H. H., barber, south side Chicago. Haskins, Mrs. C. E., millinery and dress making, south side Chicago. Heyden, Mrs. Susan, photographer, south side Chicago. Hawley, M., steam saw mill, north of Railroad. K] Knight, G. B., groceries and crockery, south side Chicago. Lytle & Knowlton, hardware, etc., north side Chicago. (see advt. ) Leland, S. S., agricultural implements, Main. Lampman, Mrs., & Bennett, millinery and dress making, Main. MUDGE, COL. M., MANAGER MIC-IIGAN BRANCH SECURITY LIFE INS. CO., King's block. (see bottom lines.) Macklem, Mrs. H. S., millinery, south side Chicago. MACKLEM, JAMES, agent Wheeler & Wilson sewing machine. MYERS, D. C., WAGONS AND CARRIAGES, cor. Main and Orange. (see advt.) Marsh, F. E., physician and surgeon. Melvin, H. J., painter, Main. POND, C. V. R., insurance agent, cor. Chicago and Main. Pray, P. H., dry goods and groceries, cor. Chicago and Main. Porter, R. M., propr., Quincy mills. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  116 116 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Pratt, William H., groceries and provisions, north side Chicago. Q QUINCY TIMES, PUBLISHED BY TIMES CO., south side of Chicago. (see advt.) QUINCY HOTEL, D. Carrel, propr., north side Chicago. Robbins & Brundridge, meat market, south side Chicago. S SAWYER, D. W., postmaster, also watch maker and jeweler, south side Chicago. SALISBURY, J. B., SASH, DOOR, AND BLIND FACTORY, AND STEAM SAW MILL. (see advt.) SWEENEY, JOHN, BUGGIES AND CARRIAGES, south side Chicago. (see advt.) Sylvester, H., blacksmith. SPRAGUE, JOHN S., restaurant, Main. T TURNER, R. T. M., drugs and groceries, south side Chicago. 'V Vaughn, L. B., watchmaker and jeweler, south side Chicago. VAUGHN, E., livery, south side Chicago. W Wilcox & Bro., boots and shoes, south side Chicago. Wright & Co., groceries and crockery, south side Chicago. Wheeler & Wilson sewing machine, J. Macklem, agent. Wilber, H. C., boot and shoe maker, north side Chicago. Wood, S. E., blacksmith, north side Chicago. WHEELER, C. M., DENTIST, cor. Main and Chicago. (see advt.) Westfall, G. D., cigar manufactory, cor. Main and Chicago. Wilber, H., general store, north side Chicago. Young, A.D., & Son, bakery and grocery, south side Chicago. Young, A. D., & Son, bakery and grocery, south side Chicago. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y., Col. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  117 QUINCY VILLAGE. 117 QUINCY VILLAGE. AArnold, harles, farmer, west Arnold, Charles, farmer, west Chicago. Arnold, W. P., farnier, west Chicago. Allison, Mahlon, cooper, bds. at Quincy Hotel. Annis, Levi, millwright, Hawley. Alden, L. P1.. (Alden, Sutton & Co.,) north Main. Avery, Sylvanus, in stave factory, Boughton. ALGER, RILEY J., wagon maker, Cole. (see advt.) B Bennett, C. W., (Bennett & Sheldon, druggists,) west Chicago. Badgley, J. J., dealer in patent rights, west Chicago. Broughton, E. L., druggist, west Chicago. Burton, King, carpenter and joiner, west Chicago. Boyles, John, cooper, west Chicago. Bennett, G. E., hardware merchant, west Chicago. BROWNELL, A., prop. Brownell House. Beadle, Jerry, tailor, bds. at Quincy Hotel. BERRY, E. G., farmer, Berry. Baker, A. D., cooper, cor. Chicago and Berry. Burlingham, T. P., auctioneer, Orange. Brown, L. B., grocer, Jefferson. Barnes, Mrs. A., widow, housekeeping, south Main. Burleson, A. T., retired from business, Washington. Bailey, Mrs. R. A., housekeeping,-cor. Chicago and Depot. Brown, M. M., harness maker, east Chicago. Beale, H. C., pastor Baptist church, east Chicago. Ball, Mrs. L. E., housekeeping, east Chicago. Burdick, James M., mason, east Chicago. Bennett, A. H., painter, Main. Col. X. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., Gen. Agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement. 9

Page  118 118 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Bennett, Stephen, shoemaker, Cole. Bennett, George R., laborer, Cole. Bush, Isaac, carpenter, Arnold. Bushert, Christopher, carpenter, Pleasant. BARNES, GEORGE B., clergyman, cor. Jefferson and Fulton. Berry, Frederick, in stave factory, south Main. BERRY, EZRA, lawyer, south Main near Chicago. Brott, David, prop. saw mill, Washington. Barjarow, Isaac, carpenter, cor. Chicago and Pleasant. Brown, A., works at depot, east Chicago. Bundy, Alonzo, wagon maker, east Chicago. Barhyte, Mrs., widow, Main. Brownell, C. W., hotel clerk, Brownell House. Bailey, W. J., printer, east Chicago. Coe, Richard, meat peddler, east Chicago. Culver, A. C., carpenter, east Chicago. Caswell, Henry, laborer, Hawley. Condra, Michael, section foreman, Hawley. Craig, J. C., barber, Cole. Cummings, Alexander, cooper, Arnold. Coats, John, blacksmith, Arnold. Clizbe, W. J., laborer, Washington. Culver, John J., book agent, Pleasant. Cole, William H., foundryman, Main. Cook, C. A., prin. union school, east Chicago. Chillson, Allen, east Chicago. Collingsworth, Rolin, laborer, Main. Coon, Abel, lawyer, east Chicago. Carrel, C. J., farming, east Chicago. Clowse, William, carpenter, Hawley. Caswell, L. D., dealer in lime, plaster, &c., Depot. Cole, Mrs., housekeeping, north Main. Cooley, D. G., farming, north Main. Cornell, Mrs., widow, housekeeping, Cole. Crater, Morris, engineer stave factory, Brownell House. Chambers, George, stone mason, west of Main, north of railroad. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col, 1. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See Advertisement.

Page  119 QUINCY VILLAGE. 119 CARREL, DANIEL, prop. Quincy Hotel, north side Chicago. (see advt.) Conley, James, farmer, west Chicago. Culver, P. J., cooper, west Chicago. Church, Edward, butcher, bds. at Quincy Hotel. CARREL, DANIEL, PROP. QUINCY HOTEL, N. S. CHICAGO. Carrel, Charles W., clerk Quincy Hotel, north side Chicago. Chappell, David, laborer, West. Conley, James, farmer, west Chicago. Coon, Mrs Ann, widow, housekeeping, Washington. Clark, J. D., farmer, Pleasant. CHASE, EZRA C., carpenter, Orange. Curtis, O. E, carpenter, Orange. COOK, CHARLES H., carriage maker, Jefferson. Cooper, Benjamin F., carpenter, Jefferson. Cary, D. W., produce dealer, cor. Main and Washington. Clark, John F., farmer, Main. Clark, D. F., lawyer, Main. Corbus, J. G., farmer, east Chicago.:D Dills, Elizabeth, widow, housekeeping, west Chicago. Derris, Sylvester, works in stave factory, west Chicago. Derrick, Franklin, West. Day, Dennis, laborer, bds at E. G. Berry's. Dolph, Charles, mason and blacksmith. Davis, Gardner, farming, Orange. Day, George, carpenter, Orange. Dally, Nicholas, farmer, east Chicago. Dally, Alfred, Butcher, east Chicago. Edmonston, H. B., farmer, west Chicago. Ethridge, Munson, farmer, west Chicago. Ethridge, Charles, farmer, w@! Chicago. Emmons, Jerome, mason, Hawley. Estes, L. R., stave joiner, Hawley. Evans, Hiram, wagon maker, Washington. Col. M. Mudge, of Quincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  120 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Eldridge, John, works in stave factory, west of Main north of R. R. F Fowler, Oliver, farm;er, bds. cor. Jefferson and Fulton. Freeman, A. E., carpenter, Jefferson. Forbes, Mrs. O. A., housekeeping, Cole. Ford, B. W., carriage finisher, east Chicago. Frink, Joseph A., laborer, south of Chicago. Finch, Lafayette, wagon maker, Jefferson. CG GREGORY, ALDEN, farmer, east Chicago. Graves, G. H., station agent, cor. Washington and Pleasant. Greenleaf, John, farmer, east Chicago. Greening, John, laborer, Hawley. Goodnough, Willis, cattle broker, Main. Hyde, A. H., cooper, west Chicago. Hanks, Alfred, painter, West. Haven, George, in stave factory, West. Hutchinson, John A., laborer, west Chicago. Harris, E. J., laborer, Berry. Holden, R. W., works in stave factor-, Pleasant. Haynes, Solomon, laborer, Liberty. Harding, 0. H., moulder, cor. Chicago and Fulton. Hains, i. S., painter, Fulton. Hedge, Polly E., widow, housekeeping, Fulton. Hay, Robert T., mason, Jefferson. Hay, James, mason, Jefferson. Halsted, A., agricultural dealer, Arnold. Hewett, J. E., engineer, Cole. Herrick, L. A., physician, Orange. Havener, Jacob, drayman, Jefferson. Harding, O. H., at foundry, cor. Chic o and Fulton. Harding, George D., cooper, cor. Chigo and Fulton. Hastings, Mrs. C. S., housekeeping, east Chicago. Hawley, Martin,. prop. saw mill, Hawley. Hawley, Cyrus, engineer in saw mill, Hawley. Insure your Life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Col. Ngudge, of quincy, mich., is 6en. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  121 QUINCY VILLAGE. 121 Hinings, Henry, boss on railroad, Brownell House. HUNT, H. H., barber, bds. at Quincy Hotel. I Ingolls, Frank, laborer, Pleasant. J Jones, Perry, carpenter and joiner, Hawley. Johnson, Jefferson, trader, cor. Washington and Pleasant. 3K Kidder, Willard, (Alden, Sutton & Co., dry goods,) west Chicago. Knowlton, S. S., butcher, bds. at Quincy Hotel. Knapp, William, railroad hand, west Chicago. Knowles, Reuben, stave joiner, Pleasant Knowles, M., engineer, south Main. Knight, George B., produce dealer, Jefferson. Kirkland, A. S., cooper, cor. Jefferson and Main. Keller, John, laborer, Cole. 3L Lusk, C., carpenter, west Chicago. Lownsbury, H., (Alden, Sutton & Co.,) stave factory, west Chicago. LYTLE, A. S., (LYTLE & KNOWLTON, HARDWARE DEALERS). (seeadvt.) Lawson, Mrs., widow, housekeeping, Berry. Lusk, Samuel R., farming, Washington. Layton, Na han, carpenter, Liberty. Lampman, E., mason, east Chicago. Lampman, Ira S., teacher, north Main. Leeland, S. S., agricultural and feed store, north Main. Lennen, Thomas, blacksmith, Washington. Leary, 0. Edward, laborer, Washington. Lindsey, James, dry goods clerk, east Chicago. Lampman, Moses, works on railroad, Boughton. Lampman, Whitfield, carpenter, Boughton. Lake, H. A., at Brownell House. Lyman, Nelson, painter, bds. at Quincy Hotel. ' Col. M. Mudge of Quincy, Mich., general agent for the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. See Advertisement.

Page  122 122 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Marsh, F. E., physician, west Chicago. Morey, Simon, farmer, west Chicago. McGinness, laborer, Berry. McCORD, LESTER, laborer, Orange. Mason, Elisha, carpenter, Orange. McCarn, Mrs. C. E., widow, Main. Myers, E., farmer, east Chicago. Morey, Samuel, money broker, east Chicago. McCOUE, C. W. McIntosh, William, constable, Pleasant. Melvin, G., painter, west Chicago. Martin, Albert, drayman, Pleasant. MUDGE, COL. M., GENERAL-AGENT SECURITY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Fulton. (see advt.) MYERS, D. C., WAGON MAKER, south Main. (see advt.) Mead, Philander, in stave factory, Arnold. Melvin, H. J., painter, north Pleasant. MUDGE, EBENEZER, EDITOR "QUINCY TIMES," east Chi. 3ST Nichols, Cass, farming, Orange. Newland, G. L., painter, east Chicago. NEWBERRY, PETER M., retired farmer, north Main. Nichols, John, carpenter, cor. Main and Cole. Newberry, Miss Mary, housekeeping, cor. Main and Cole. Nichols, L. C., farming, Main. Nichols, W. E., farming, Main. P Pray, P. H., dry goods merchant, west Chicago. Porter, Mrs. Julia, widow, housekeeping, west Chicago. Pratt, Cyrus, well driver, west Chicago. Prout, William, retired, west Chicago. Potter, William B., retired, west Chicago. Paddock, William M., clergyman, cor. Washington send Pleasant. Porter, R. M., miller, Hawley. Philbrook, Asa L., shoemaker, Main. Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. Apply to Col. a. Mudge for a policy and an agency. See advertisement.

Page  123 QUINCY VILLAGE. 12m Pond, C. V. R., general insurance agent, Fulton. Penow, Levi, blacksmith, east Chicago. Perring, Albert, laborer, Pleasant. Perrin, Mrs., widow, Jefferson. Potter, Mrs. Caroline, west of Main north of railroad. Q Qureau, J. M., hardware merchant, north Main. Rogers, Daniel, works on railroad, west Chicago. Rice, George Q., carpenter, west Chicago. ROBBINS, LYMAN B., drover and butcher, Liberty. READING, CHARLES, physician, cor. Main and Washington. Rustine, Byron, railroading, east Chicago. Rhodes, Nelson, teamster, Cole. Redding, Wright, farmer, Jefferson. S Shelden, B. N., (Bennett & Shelden, druggists,) west Chicago. SALISBURY, JOSEPH, sash and blind factory, west Chicago. (see advt.) Smith, T. R., laborer, Berry. Standish, A. H., cooper, Washington. Sylvester, Henry, blacksmith, Washington. Soper, William H., engineer, Orange. SWENEY, JOHN, wagon maker and blacksmith, Jefferson. (see advt.) Smith, R. 0., grocer, south Main. SPRAGUE, J. I., restaurant, south Main. SAWYER, DANIEL W., postmaster, jeweler and stationer, corner Chicago and Depot. Swift, Lewis, engineer, east Chicago. Snyder, M. B., life insurance agent, cor. Main and Hawley. Sutton, J. B., (Alden, Sutton & Co.,) north Main. Sewey, C. H., farmer, north Main. Scripter, Benjamin P., peddler, Orange. Scripter, Seymour, mason, Jefferson. Snooke, Peter, works in stave factory, Jefferson. Col. M. Kudge, of Qnincy, Mich., wants Agents to canvass for the Security Life Ins Co. of N. Y. See advertisement.

Page  124 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Shade, Andrew, wagon maker, Jefferson. Shade, John, carpenter, Jefferson. Shourds, Richard, farming, east Chicago. Shear, Cornelius, farmer, east Chicago. Standish, —, retired farmer, Hawley. Smith, Cicney, dealer in musical instruments, north Main. SILLICK, H. L., prop. Fayette House, Chicago. T Truxel, Leander, laborer, Pleasant. Turner, E. A., in stave factory, Washington. TIBBITS, WILLIAM, retired farmer, north Main. Titus, C. J., millwright, west Chicago. Tift, Jane A., widow, housekeeping, Washington. TURNER, R. D. M., druggist, east Chicago. Taylor, Henry, retired, Hawley. Thurber, W. H., carpenter, Jefferson. Thurber, Lyman, carpenter, Jefferson. Turner, L. N., retired, cor. Jefferson and Main. Taylor, J. S., in stave factory, Cole. Thayer, Isaiah, hostler, bds. west Chicago. Vaughan, L. B., jeweler, west Chicago. Van Camp, Stephen, blacksmith, east Chicago. Varnum, Mrs., housekeeping, Pleasant. VAUGHN, E. A., prop. livery stable, Washington. W WEATHERWAX, THOMAS, carpenter, Washington. WILBER, HART J., stock broker, cor. Chicago and Wilber. Wood, S. E., blacksmith, south Main. Wright, L. S., farming, Hawley. Westfall, Mrs., north Pleasant. Whitmore, George, retired, north Pleasant. Weaver, Daniel, laborer, Chicago. Welch, Robert, cooper, bds. at Quincy Hotel. Williamson, H. V., laborer, west of Main north of railroad. Westfall, George D., cigar manufacturer, west Chicago. Insure your life in the Security Life Ins. Co. of N. Y., Col. Mudge, of Quiney, Mich., is Gen. Agent. See advertisement.

Page  125 QUINCY VILLAGE. 125 Wilber, Albert, engineer, west Chicago. Wilber, Ann, widow, housekeeping, west Chicago. Wilcox, Cyrus, boot and shoe dealer, west Chicago. Willis, James, carpenter and joiner, west Chicago. Wilcox, C. N., boot and shoe dealer, west Chicago. Wood, Richard, physician, west Chicago. Williams, Richard, in stave factory, West. Wentworth, E. D., carpenter, Washington. Wilson, Aaron, carpenter, Washington. Wood, James H., physician, Orange. Wilber, C. H., shoemaker, Jefferson. Wilber, J. H., shoemaker, Jefferson. Wilson, H. W., Jefferson. Wright, -I. A., grocer, south Main. Wilber, W. J., dry goods clerk, south Main. Wilber, Havens, dry goods merchant, east Chicago. Witter, Seymour, farmer, Hawley. Whitmarsh, Horace, works in stave factory, Arnold. Wheat, B. F., produce dealer, north Main. Williams, D. G., peddler, north Main. Winslow, Ezra, farmer, Orange. Winslow, Allen, farmer, Orange. Wrightman, John, engineer, Jefferson. Byc Young, H. D., cabinet maker, west Chicago. Young, Asa D., grocer, cor. Jefferson and Main. Young, Daniel W., grocer, cor. Jefferson and Main. Young, H. W., farmer, Fulton. A. G. Stevens, agent for the Grover & Baker Sewing Machines. See advertisement.

Page  126 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. QUINCY TOWNSHIP. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-HEZEKIAH B. EDMONSTON. CLERK-MILAN M. BROWN. TREASURER-GUY E. BENNETT. JUSTICES-AARON W. BARBER, CLARK C. SEARS. A Austin, Wesley, farming. Ackerman, David, farming. Ashton, Corbet, farmer. Ashton, John, farmer. Andrews, Lusina, housekeeping. Allen, Park, farmer. Allen, James, retired. B Boles, George, farming. Brickley, Jacob, farmer. Brickley, Sylvester, farming. Bowen, Elmira, housekeeping. Barnhart, George, farmer. Barnhart, William, farming. Bellinger, Orville, farming. Ball, Thaddeus, farmer, post office Coldwater. Baker, Emma, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Bullock, Israel, farming, post office Coldwater. Bullock, Lewis, farming, post office, Coldwater. Belcher, Asaph, farmer. Burlingame, Caleb, retired farmer. Burdick, Asa, farming. Bellinger, Danford, carpenter. Examine both kinds Grover & Baker Sewing Machines before purchasing.

Page  127 QUINCY TOWNSHIP. 127 Biddleman, Horatio, farmer, post office Coldw..ter. Blackmer, Hiram, farming. Burdick, Oscar, farmer, post office Coldwater. Baily, Major, farmer, post office Coldwater. Barron, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bailey, Oliver, farming, post office Coldwater. Brook, Rebecca, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Bennett, Jacob, farming. Bordine, Benjamin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Boyinton, Benjamin, farmer. Boyinton, Jacob, farming. Briggs, Emeline, housekeeping. Boon, Orpheus, farming. I;unkey, James, farming. Bagerly, Reuben, farmer. Bagerly, Hezekiah, teacher. Boon, Jacob, farmer. Boon, George, farmer. Babcock, George, farmer. Bennett, Jacob, farmer. Barber, Albert, farming. Brown, Cornelius, farmer. Belote, John, farmer. Barber, Seth, farmer. Biggs, Lincoln, farmer. Biggs, Edwin, farmer. Barnes, Nelson, farmer. Beeker, John, farmer. Barnes, Walton, farmer. Bowerman, Elisha, farmer. Bowerman, Isaac, farming. Burns, Henry, farming. Bowerman, Lunda, farming. Baker, Samuel, retired farmer. BERRY, JOSEPH, Merchant. Crater, Morris, farmer. Chase,.William, farmer. Nearly 200 Grover & Baker Machines are in use in Coldwater. See advertisement.

Page  128 128 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTCRY, Chase, Charles, farming. Cusick, David, farmer. Carl, Morton, farming. Conley, Christopher, farmer. Coon, Thomas, farmer. Cook, Alanson, farmer. Clizbe, James, farmer. Clizbe, Eugene, farming. Clizbe, Ellis, farming. Churchill, William, farming. Crooks, Henry, farming. Culver, William, farmer. Culver, Levi, farmer. Craft, Silas, farmer. Craft, John, retired farmer. Caley, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Culp, Jonathan, farmer, post office Coldwater. Casper, Lafayette, farming. Clizbe, Gilbert, farmer. Campbell, Madison, farmer. Campbell, William R., farmer. Cowell, Benjamin, farmer, post office Coldwater (box 915.) Conley, Charles, farming. Corwin, William, farmer. Corless, David, farmer, post office Coldwater. Corless, Leonard, farmer, post office Coldwater. Corless, Hiram, farmer, post office Coldwater. Corless, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Casper, Levi, farmer, post office Coldwater. Corless, Jesse, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Corless, Bradford, farmer, post office ColdwIter. Culver, Walter, farmer, post office Coldwater. Caswell, Charles, farmer. Cole, Lyman, farmer. Chapin, John, farmer. Church, John, farmer. Clark, James, farmer. Corey, Ransom, farmer. The Grover & Baker Machine is Easiest to Learn. See advertisement.

Page  129 QUINCY TOWNSHIP. MU Chase, Hiram, farming. Clark, Thomas, farmer. Culver, Abram, farmer. Chittenden, Phares, farmer. Chittenden, Benjamin, farming. Chase, George, farmer. Chase, Henry, farming. Calvin, Moses, farming. Carpenter, Styles, farming. Corey, William, works on railroad. Corey, William, sen., retired farmer. Curry, William, farming. Campbell, Henry, farming. Cornell, Sharrad, farming. -D Darwin, Harvey, farming. Decker, Martin, farming. Decker, George, farming. Dobson, George, peddler. Dobson, Angelo, farmer. Dickey, James, farmer, post office Coldwater. Dickey, James, jr., farming, post office Coldwater. Day, Oliver, farmer. Denham, Nelson, farmer. Daggett, Henry, farmer. Daggett, James, farmer. Decker, Dennis, farmer. Dorris, Alvin, farmer. Dunham, Elijah, farmer. Deal, John, farming. ]E Eldred, Joseph, farmer. Emmons, Peter, mason. Evans, Samuel, mason. Eldridge, Robert, farming. Emmons, Charles, farming. Buy the Grover & Baker Machine. A. G. Stevens sells them. See advertisement.

Page  130 1I0 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. F Finch, Delos, farming. Fox, B., farming. Fowler, Stephen, farmer, post office Coldwater. Fish, Levi, farmer, post office Coldwater. Freeman, Lucy, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Finly, Mark, farming. Fay, Aaron, farmer. Foster, Joseph, farmer. GC Gleason, Elias, farmer. Graham, Henry, farming. Granger, Francis, farming, post office Coldwater. Gould, Joseph, farming. Gilespie, James, farming. Graves, Orville, farmer. George, David, farmer. Goldin, William, farmer. Goldin, Miles, farmer. Goldin, Robert, farming. Gage, Richard, farmer. Haynes, Solomon, farming. Hillman, Albert, farmer. Hopkins, Jubal, farmer. Harper, John, farmer. Hunt, James, farmer. Havens, Joseph, farmer. Hoben, Richard, farmer, post office Coldwater. Hays, Hiram, farmer, post office Coldwater. Huldy, George, farming. Henry, Charles, farmer. Hil], John, farmer. Harmon, George, farming. Houghtalin, John, farmer. Houghtalin, Jonathan, farming. Houghtalin, Henry, farming. All kinds Sewing Machines Repaired by A. G. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  131 QUINCY TOWSNHIP. 131 Hill, Judson, farmer. Hamilton, Joseph, farmer. Hayes, William, farmer. Hayes Ezekiel, retired farmer. Harker, George, farming. Hay, David, farming. 3 -Jones, Joseph, farmer. *Jones, John H., farmer, (State Senator.) Johnson, Lewis, farming, post office Coldwater. Johnson, Ira, farming, post office Coldwater. Johnson, Hezekiah, farmer, post office Coldwater. Jones, Jonas, farming. Jenne, Asa, farmer. Jackson, Andrew, farming. Joseph, Mathias, farming. Joseph, Lucas, farmer. Joseph, John, farmer. Joseph, Lawrence, farmer. 7ER Kanous, Andrew, farmer. Kemp, Norman, farmer. Keagle, William, farmer. Keagle, John, farming, Kenyon, Henry, farmer. Kean, Conrad, farming. Kenyon, Frank, farming. Keagle, Thomas, farming. L Lampman, Merrit, farming. Lcokwood, Wesley, farmer. Lockwood, Libbeous, farming. Lampman, Peter, farmer. Lockaby, John, farmer. Lyon, Newton, farmer. Lockaby, William, farmer. Lewis, Aaron, farmer. Second-Hand Sewing Machines taken in part payment for a Grover & Baker. See advertisement.

Page  132 132 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Lock, Dudley, farmer, post office Coldwater. Luce, Edwin, farming, post office, Coldwater. Luce, Dewitt, farming, post office Coldwater. Lapin, Washington, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lafleur, Chandler, farming, post office Coldwater. Lafleur, George, farming, post office Coldwater. Lusk, Samuel H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Lownsbury, Ezra, farmer. Lashma, Alexander, farming. Loveland, Stephen, farmer. Lawrence, Richard, farming. Lawrence, Joseph, farmer. Lewis, Samuel, farming. Mellen William, farmer. McGinnis, Aaron, farmer. McVay, Eddy, farmer. Marks, George, carpenter. McGowan, Eli, farming. Moore, Alonzo, farmer. Miller, William, laborer. Miller, George, laborer. Murphy, Thomas, farmer, post office Coldwater; McCormick, James, farmer, post office Coldwater. Mallison, Ezra, farming, post office Coldwater. Mallison, Joseph, farming, post office, Coldwater. Mellen, B. C., farmer. McVey, George, farming. McVey, Martin, farmer. Makeys, Storrs, farmer. Makeys, Wallace, farmer. McCormick, Robert, farmer. McClave, Ransom, farming. Mason, Lemuel, farmer. Moore, Joseph, painter. Morey, John, farmer. Nichols, Abijah, farming. Noble, Norman B., farmer. Newton, Leonard, farmer. Sewing Machines to Rent by A. G. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  133 QUINCY TOWNSHIP. 183 Nichols, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Nichols, Charles, stone mason. Newberry, William, farmer. Northup, Jacoh, farming, 0 Olney, Martin, farmer. Oliver, James, farmer. Oliver, James, jr., farming. iP Prout, William, farmer. Perry, David, farming. Perry, Edward, farmer. Patterson, Joseph, farming, post office, Coldwater. Phelps, George, farming. Page, Elifalet, farming. Palmeter, Joseph, farmer, post office Coldwater. Palmeter, John, farming, post office Coldwater. Palmeter, Sarah, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Plankel, M., works in saw mill. Polhamus, Albert, farmer. Perrin, Morris, farming. Poines, Edwin, farmer. Pratt, Ferdinand, farmer. Pease, George, farming. Picketson, D., farmer. Perkins, Samuel, fire insurance agent. Powell, Adna, farmer. AE Reynolds, Norman, farmer. Roth, Frank, farmer. Roth, Casper, farming. Ransford, Edward, farmer. Reynolds, George, farming. Raymond, E., farming, post office Coldwater. Ransom, James, farmer. A. G. Stevens, agent for the Grover & Baker Sewing Lachineu. ee advertisement. 10

Page  134 IAP BRANQH COUNTY DEROTORY. Richie, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Ruport, Charles, carpenter. Reynolds, Joseph, farmer, post office Coldwater. Rossen, Charles, farmer. Rustine, John, farming. Rogers, John, retired. Rowe, Philander, farmer. Rice, Erastus, farmer. Ransbury, David, farmer. Roode, Walter, farmer. Rogers, Joseph, farmer. Rogers, William, farming. S Sinclair, Thomas, student. Standish, Henry, farming. Standish, George, farming. Standish, Jonathan, farmer. Smith, Sylvanus, retired. Shoemaker, Christopher; farming. Spoohn, Norman, farmer. Sparks, Lyman, carpenter, Shook, James, farmer, post office Coldwater. Smith, David, farmer. Smith, Riley, farming. Scofield, Alanson, farmer, post office Coldwater. Sears, Cl irk, farmer. Swift, Isaiah, farming. Sullivan, Michael, farmer. Stair, William, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Smith, John, farmer. Stillman, Elicot, sawyer. Smith, Newton, farmer, post office Coldwater. Smith, Susanna, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Shook, Peter, farmer. Shook, Charles, farming. Sherman, Zebedee, farmer. Sherman, George, farmer...Ex mine both k s Grover & Baker Sewing Nachines before purchasing.

Page  135 QUINCY TOWNSHIP. 135 Sanderson, George, farmer. Stephens, Elizabeth, housekeeping. Swan, Joseph, farmer. Swan, Zebedee, farmer. Stevens, Orra B., carpenter. Swity, Hannah, housekeeping. Swan, Eli, farmer. Squire, Almond, farmer. St. Clair, James, farming. Stufferbeam, Henry, farming. Seabery, Charles, farming. Sebring, John, farmer. T Trim, James, farmer. Turtlott, Alden, farmer. Turtlott, Carlton, farming, Taylor, William, farmer. Turner, Franklin, carpenter. Thick, Charles, farming, post office Coldwater. Twadell, Charles, farmer. Twadell, Rodney, farmer. Tracy, Washington, laborer, post office Coldwater. Turtlott, Charles, laborer. Tucker, Curtis, sawyer. Taylor, Edward, carpenter. Talent, Timothy, farming. Tolen, James, farming. Tate, William, farming. Thompson, William, farmer. Thompson, Charles, farming. Thompson, James, farmer. Tallent, Jacob, farmer. Thompson, Jefferson, farmer. Thompson, Daniel, farming. Thompson, Thomas, farmer. Vanorsdale, John, farmer. The new Grover & Baker Shuttle Machbies Stitch Alike on Both Sides. See advertisement.

Page  136 1S6 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY, Vanorsdale, Ira, farming. Vangelder, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Vanorthwick, John, farmer. -w' Wheeler, Jerry, farmer. Wiser, Hiram, farmer. Weatherwax, John, farmer. Weatherwax, John, jr., farming. Welch, Alexander, farming. Wemple, Jacob, V. A,, farmer. Wemple, Edward, farming. Warner, Eliza, housekeeping. Warner, Albert, farming. Warner, Elliston, farming. Williams, Alpheus, farmer, post office Coldwater. Williams, Edward, farmer. Williams, Henry, farmer. White, John, farming. Williams, Elijah, laborer, post office, Coldwater. Williams, Cordello, farmer, post office Coldwater. Woods, Jesse, sawyer; post office, Coldwater. Woods, Lewis, sawyer, post office Coldwater. Williams, Henry, blacksmith. Warburton, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wood, Jonathan, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Wilbur, Ransom, farmer. Wilbur, Henry, farming. Wilson, Thomas, farming. Wilson, Horace, farmer. White, John, farmer. White, Manly, farming. Weaver, Jacob, farmer. Weaver, John, farming. Walley, Betsy. Warren, Lydia, housekeeping. Williams, Solomon, farmer. Williams, Gardner, farmer. Williams, Davis, farming. Nearly 200 Grover & Baker Machines are in use in Coldwater. See advertisement.

Page  137 BUTLER TOWNSHIP. 137 Walter, George, farmer. Warrick, Isaac, farmer. Wort, Henry, farmer. Wilber, Robert, farmer. Wilber, David, carpenter. Williams, Joseph, farmer. Woolcott, James, farming. West, George, farming. Wilmoth, Ephriam, farmer. Wilmoth, Alfred, retired. Williams, Dennis, farmer. Williams, Silas, farming. BUTLER TOWNSHIP. BUTLER is situated in the northeast corner of Branch county, and is bounded north by Calhoun county, east by Hillsdale county, south by Quincy, and west by Girard. It was settled in 1836 by the Shooks, Purdys, Dennings, and Lindsleys, all thorough-going men. Jacob Shook was, at an early day, chosen County Judge, and he sat on the bench, like the paddy's owl, looking wondrous wise but saying nothing, and if he was thinking, no one has yet been able to learn what he was thinking about. In 1837 Asa and Jesse Bowen, and several others eated in Butler, and though the most of these hardy pioneers have passed away, many of their children have grown up to call them blessed. Willard J. Bowen, of Coldwater, is a son of Asa Bowen, of Butler, and is one of the most promising young men of Branch county. Butler is a town of timbered land and oak openings. It contains much valuable farming land, and many fine farms and residences. Whig Centre contains the town house, a wagon shop, stave factory, blacksmith shop, post office, and two steam saw mills, no stores, the trading being done at Quincy, Litchfield, and Homer. The Grover & Baker Machine is Easiest to Learn. See advertisement.

Page  138 Im BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. The town contains many fine school houses. Number of inhabitants, according to the census just completed, 1,430. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. SUPERVISOR-AARON A. VAN ORTHWICK. CLERK-BRADLEY 0. MOORE. TREASURER-ASHER B. LA FLUER. JUSTICES-DANIEL DUESLER, JOHN M. DAVIS, MOSES HOSKINS, HORACE B. POWERS. Alias, Adelbert, sec. 21, post office Quincy. Allen, Delos, sec. 25, post office Quincy. B Burbank, D. L., sec. 15, post office Butler. Baird, Augustus, sec. 9, post office Butler. Bowers, Mrs. M. D., sec. 4, post office Butler. Bowers, J. S., sec. 8, post office Butler. Brighton, Charles, sec. 9, post office Quincy. Butts, Perry, sec. 5, post office Butler. Barnes, B. C., sec. 8, post office Butler. Burch, Jacob, sec. 8, post office Girard. Brown, John, sec. 6, post office Girard. Burch, Wallace, sec. 18, post office Girard. Ball, S., sec. 32, post office Quincy. Ball, Horace, sec. 29, post office Quincy. Ball, William, sec. 29, post office Quincy. Ball, Samuel, sec. 30, post office Quincy. Burch, Lafayette, sec. 18, post office Girard. Bush, Jacob J., sec. 19, post office Quincy. Bissel, —, sec. 32, post office Quincy. Burleson, Hiram, sec. 31, post office Quincy. Brown, Andrew, sec. 13, post office Litchfield. All kinds Sewing Machines Repaired by A. G. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  139 BUTLER TOWNSHIP. IS:J Briggs, Gideon, sec. 1, post office Homer. Busely, Crocker, sec. 11, post office Butler. Burgin, William, sec. 2, post office Butler. Bigner, John, sec. 25, post office Quincy. Boen, A., sec. 36, post office Quincy. Breakman, John, sec. 23, post office South Butler. a Cowel, W., sec. 26, post office Quincy. Coleman, James, sec. 16, post office Butler. Curtis, Horace, sec. 15, post office Butler. Curtis, Henry, sec. 15, post office Butler. Curtis, Orrin, sec. 15, post office Butler. Curtis, Levi, sec. 15, post office Butler. Corkins, B., sec. 15, post office Butler. (stave and heading factory.) Corkins, Marquis, sec. 15, post office Butler. (stave and headingfactory.) Crandal, Hiram, sec. 16, post office Butler. Coleman, Samuel, sec. 16, post office Butler. Crandal, Henry, sec. 10, post office Butler. Coleman, Mrs. E., sec. 10, post office Butler. Coon, James, sec. 3, post office Butler. Cory, IH B., sec. 4, post office Butler. Clark, George, sec. 7, post office Girard, Craft, William, sec. 33, post office Quincy. Cleveland, Mrs. Marf, sec. 20, post office Quincy. Clouse, Mahlon, sec. 35, post office Quincy. Chivers, George, sec. 22, post office Quincy. Chivers, John, sec. 22, post office Quincy. Casey, Daniel, sec. 23, South Butler. Casey, Permeano, sec. 14, (blacksmith) post office Butler. Crandal, Alphonso, sec. 12, post office Litchfield. Cornell, William, sec. 13, post office Litchfield. Cornell, Gideon, sec. 13, post office Litchfield. Coleman, George, sec. 2, post office Butler. Calkins, M. V., sec. 2, post office Butler. Cox, Joseph, sec. 2, post office Butler. (miller.) Crandal, Thomas, sec. 13, post office Litchfield. Crandal, John, sec. 13, post office Litchfield. Buy the Grover & Baker Machine. A. G. Stevens ells them, See advertisement.

Page  140 140 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Coplin, Earl, sec. 24, post office Litchfield. Curtis, E., sec. 24, post office Litchfield. Curtis, Ira, sec. 24, post office Quincy. 3:) Darwin, Calvin, sec. 34, post office Quincy. (laborer.) Dyer, Thomas, sec. 28, post office Quincy. Day, J., sec. 28, post office Quincy. Dresser, N. B., sec. 28, post office Quincy. Dean, R., sec. 22, post office Quincy. Dean, John, sec. 23, post office Quincy. (blacksmith.) Devenport, R., sec. 22, post office Butler. Denins, Dorus, sec. 9, post office Butler. Decker, Lawrence, sec. 4, post office Butler. Dodge, Melvin, sec. 21, post office Quincy. Duesler, Daniel, see. 19, post office Girard. David, John, sec. 33, post office Quincy. Day, E., sec. 19, post office Girard. Decker, Jacob, sec. 12, post office Litchfield. Davis, John, sec. 2, (laborer) post office Butler. Dickenson, Reuben, sec. 11, post office Butler. Dexter, Thomas, sec. 2, post office Quincy. Dunhan, Mr., sec. 36, post office Quincy. Delamatter, H. S., sec. 25, post office Quincy. *:E* Eaton, Alonzo, sec. 32, post office Quincy. Edwards, Thomas, sec. 3, post office Butler. Evans, Thomas B., sec. 21, post office Quincy. Edwards, William H., sec. 21, post office Quincy. Eliott, George C., sec. 12, post office Butler, Eliott, Morell, sec. 1, post office Butler. Egelston, Alfred E., sec. 1, post office Litchfield. Eli, Wells, sec. 2, post office Butler. jF Fafer, Henry, sec. 33, post -office Butler. Fair, David, sec. 33, post office Quincy. Farwell, Lorenzo, sec. 20, post office Quincy. Seeond-Hand Sewing Machines taken in part payment for a Grover & Baker. See advertisement.

Page  141 BUTLER TOWNSHIP. 141 Farewell, William, sec. 33, post office Quincy. Ford, Daniel, sec. 14, post office Litchfield. 0 -Geer, O. P., sec. 33, post office Quincy. Greek, John, sec. 7, post office Girard. Gilbert, James, sec. 18, post office Girard. Gilbert, Stephen, sec. 18, post office Girard. Gorbal, Joseph, sec. 19, post office Girard. Gary, Miner, sec. 1, post office Butler. Hills, Cyrus, sec. 36, post office Quincy. Hadden, John, sec. 9, post office Butler. Huesteed, R., sec. 4, post office Butler. Hovey, Eli, wife, sec. 29, post offices Quincy and Girard. Hause, E. C., sec. 20, post office Girard. (carpenter.) Holmes, David, sec. 29, post offices Quincy and Girard. Hamilton, L., sec. 30, post office Quincy. Henry, John, sec. 20, post office Quincy. Holmes, George, sec. 18, post office Girard. Howes, Parker, sec. 31, post office Coldwater. Howes, Austin, sec. 31, post office Coldwater. Hager, J. C., (wagon maker) sec. 14, post office Butler. Hager, William, (blacksmith) sec. 14, post office Butler. Hammond, Israel, sec. 14, post office Litchfield. Hopkins, Chaunchy, sec. 13, post office Litchfield. Haight, Phillip, sec. 11, post office Butler. Hager, Joseph, sec. 11, post office Butler. Hager, Jerome, sec. 11, post office Butler. (farmer.) Humphra, Major, sec. 24, post office Litchfield. House, F. A., sec. -, post office Quincy. Humphey, Lyman, sec. 26, post office Quincy. Haskins, Moses, sec. 35, post office Quincy. J Jermond, G. S., sec. 10, post office Butler. Jackson, H., sec. 19, post office Girard. Jones, Esther, sec. 14, post office Butler. Sewing Machines to Rent by A. G. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  142 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Knowles, Samuel, sec. 23, post office Quincy. Kesson, Walter, sec. 22, post office South Butler. Kenedy, Lewis, sec. 29, poet office Quincy. Kenedy, George, sec. 29, post office Quincy. Kesson, Ira, sec. 32, post office Quincy. Kenish, Charles, sec. 21, post office Girard. Knapp, George, sec. 26, post office Quincy. IL Lockwood, Adelbert, sec. 36, post office Quincy. Laclear, H., see. 22, post office South Butler. Lovejoy, J. H., sec. 5, post office Butler. Lucas, W., sec, 19, post office Girard. Lucas, Governor, sec. 19, post office Girard. Lindsley, Elijah, sec. 21, post office Quincy. Lot, Israel, sec. 32, post office Quincy. Lindsley, John G., sec. 19, post office Girard. Lindsley, W. H., sec. 21, post office Quincy. Lounsbury, W., sec. 30, post office Girard. Lindsey, George W., sec. 33, post office Quincy. Lindsey, Asa, sec. 33, post office Quincy. Lindsey, Franklin, sec. 33, post office Quincy. Lindsey, Parmer, sec. 33, post office Quincy. Lampman, Ambrose, sec. 33, post office Quincy. Lutz, Henry, sec. 33, post office Quincy. (laborer.) Lampman, Henry, sec. 14, post office Litchfield. Lockwood, —, sec, 36, post office Quincy. Myers, H., sec. 35, post office Quincy. Martin, William, sec. 35, post office Quincy. McVay, Benjamin, sec. 30, post office Quincy. McCone, J., sec. 22, post office South Butler. More, Bradley, sec. 22, post office Butler. McDonald, Josiah, sec. 9, post office Butler. Manchester, Leander, sec. 6, post office Tekonsha. Mullhiger, B., sec. 4, post office Butler. A. G. Stevens, Agent Grover & Baker Sewing Machines. See Ad. vertisement.

Page  143 BUTLER TOWNSHIP. 14X Miller, Samuel, sec. 5, post office Butler. More, Jerry, sec. 8, post office Quincy. McQuan, Joseph, sec. 6, post office Butler. Meade, J. sec. 7, post office Girard. Martin, W. L., sec. 19, post office Quincy. Messenger, William J., sec. 19, post office Girard. McIntosh, Horace, sec. 33, post office Quincy. McCole, James, sec. 22, post office Quincy. Mann, Stephen, sec. 22, post office Quincy. Marsh, Clark, sec. 22, post office Quincy. Mills, P. M., sec. 2, (M. D.) post office Butler. McDonold, R., sec. 10, post office Butler. McVeigh, Henry, sec. 36, post office Quincy. McGram, John, sec. 26, post office Quincy. Mansfield, Pizarro, sec. 26, post office Quincy. McGinness, Fayette, sec. 26, post office Quincy. Norton, Joseph, sec. 20, post office Quincy. Needham, Thomas, sec. 24, post office Quincy. Needham, George, sec. 14, post office Quincy. 0 Ostrander, F., sec. 22, post office Quincy. O'More, Bradley, sec. 22, post office Quincy. Oneil, John, sec. 10, post office Butler. Odel, Loami, sec. 12, post office Litchfield.:P Petterson, W. 0., sec. 9, post office Butler. Parsons, B., sec. 10, post office Quincy. Pell, John, sec. 5, post office Butler. Page, E., sec. 8, post office Butler. Perry, Ledger, sec. 31, post office Quincy. Partee, Jackson, sec. 22, post office South Butler. Powers, H., sec, 16, post office South Butler, Pierce, S. V., sec. 16, post office South Butler. Pratt, H. H., sec. 1, post office Butler. Pratt, Eugene, sec. 1, post office Butler. Examine both kinds Grover & Baker Sewing Machines before purchasing. See Advertisement.

Page  144 144 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Pratt, James, sec. 1, post office Butler. Putman, Mrs. E., sec. 3, post office Butler. Paul, Joseph, sec. 2, post office Butler. (shoemaker.) Paul, John, sec. 2, post office Butler. (shoemaker.) Priest, Nathan, sec. 11, post office Butler. Priest, Albert, sec. 11, post office Butler. Press, William, sec. 26, post office Quincy. Reynolds, Edward, sec. 35, post office Quincy. Ryan, Thomas, sec. 35, post office Quincy. Rockwell, A. J., sec. 33, post office Quincy. Rogers, M. C., sec. 28, post office Quincy. Rogers, H., sec. 22, post office Quincy. Rowley, Leonard, sec. 22, post office South Butler. Rymes, George, sec. 3, post office Butler. Rosster, Byron, sec. 5, post office Butler. Russell, H. Wain, sec. 8, post office Butler. Ramsdel, V. S., sec. 29, post office Quincy. Ritts, Frank, sec. 28, post office Quincy. Ramsdell, Lorenzo, sec. 20, post office Quincy. Rose, Elias, sec. 18, post office Girard. Ramsdel, F., sec. 29, post office Girard. Resh, Jacob, sec. 32, post office Coldwater. Rogers, John, sec. 22, post office South Butler. Reynolds, George W., sec. 14, post office Quincy. Rosman, William, sec. 14, 15, post office Butler. Rosencrans, Richard, sec. 2, post office Butler. Rogers, Sylvester, sec. 2, (sawyer) post office Butler. Rogers, Alonzo, sec. 11, post office Litchfield. Reed, Henry J., sec. 11, post office Litchfield. S Shelf, Henry, sec. 35, post office Quincy. Sheldon, Ira, sec. 6, post office Tekonsha. Spook, Andrew, sec. 5, post office Butler. Smith, Truman, sec. 4, post office Butler. Sperry, Peter W,, sec. 8, post office Butler. Smith, Amos, sec. 7, post office Girard. The hew Grover & Baker Shuttle Machines stich alike on both sides. See Advertisement.

Page  145 BUTLER TOWNSHIP. 146 Smith, Samuel, sec. 6, post office Girard. Smith, Chauncy, sec. 28, post office Quincy. Smith, Mary, Mrs., sec. 28, post office Quincy. Smith, John, sec. 20, post office Quincy. Smith, Calvin, sec. 20, post office Quincy. Smith, Elisha, sec. 29, post office Quincy. Sparks, Wesley, sec. 30, post office Quincy. Smith, John, sec. 19, post office Girard. Smith, David, sec. 21, post office Girard. Spark, John, sec. 31, pqst office Coldwater. Sears, Edgar, sec. 31, post office Coldwater. Smith, Anson, sec. 31, post office Coldwater. Smith, John, sec. 31, post office Coldwater. Sadler, John, sec. 32, post office Coldwater. Shipman, Frank, (carpenter) sec. 15, post office Butler. Storms, John, sec. 12, post office Litchfield. Saunders, Gabriel, sec. 1, post office Butler. Sharp, Charles, sec. 14, post office Litchfield. Sharp, E. M.. sec. 14, post office Litchfield. Smith, George, sec. 24, post office Litchfield. Smith, Abram, sec. 24; post office Litchfield. Sprague, Warren, sec. 26, post office Quincy. T Turner, T. J., sec. 16, post office Butler. Turner, Pat, sec. 8, post office Girard. Tinen, James, sec. 7, post office Girard. Turner, William, sec. 20, post office Quincy. Taylor, George, sec. 30, post office Quincy. Taylor, William, sec. 30, post office Quincy. Taylor, R., sec. 19, post office Girard. Thompkins, A. R., (engineer) post office South Butler. Thompson, Millon, sec. 12, post office Litchfield. Vicory, Jack, sec. 20, post office Girard. Vicory, Anson, sec. 8, post office Girard. Vicory, Lorenzo, see. 20, post office Girard. Nearly 200 Grover & Baker Machines are in use in Coldwater. See Advertisement.

Page  146 H6 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Veeder, James, sec. 33, (carpenter) post office Quincy. Vangiesen, T. H., sec. 11, post office Butler. Vangiesen, Leroy, sec. 11, post office Butler. Vangiesen, George, sec. 11, post office Litchfield. Vangiesen, William, sec. 11, post office Litchfield. Vicory, S. W., sec. 14, post office Litchfield. Vicory, W. G., sec. 11, post office Litchfield. Vanscuter, Solomon, sec. 24, post office Litchfield. Vanorthwic, Aaron, sec. 36, post office Quincy. W Williams, Emmor, sec. 35, post office Quincy. Williams, Charles, sec. 21, post office South Butler, Wait, Martin, sec. 9, post office Butler. Wait, Joseph, sec. 8, post office Butler. Wait, Mrs. L., sec. 8, post office Butler. White, Milo, sec. 29, post office Quincy. Wilcox, Steward, sec. 29, post office Quincy. White, Charles, sec. 20, post office Quinoy. Williams, Harlo, sec. 32, post office Quincy. Wilcox, Amos, Sen., sec. 21, post office Quincy. Wilcox, Amos, Jun., sec. 21, post office Quincy. Williams, Charles, sec. 21, post office Quincy. Wetherwax, Joseph A., sec. 32, post office Quincy. Wood, J. W., sec. 16, post office South Butler. Wood, Austin, sec. 16, post office South Butler. Welch, H. S., sec, 14, post office South Butler. Warner, George, sec, 12, post office Litchfield. Wade, Chaunchy, sec. 1, post office Litchfield. Williams, Asa, sec. 2, post office Butler. (blacksmith.) The Grover & Baker Machine is easiest to learn. See Advertisement.

Page  147 GIRARD TOWNSHIP. 147 GIRARD TOWNSHIP. GIRARD is bounded north by Calhoun County, east by Butler, south by Coldwater, and west by Union. It was settled, in 1830, by James B. Thompkins, Joseph and James Corbus, Edward Hanchett, and Henry Vanhenning, all still living, worthy and honored citizens. The township of Girard is one of the finest agricultural districts min the county. It contains " Cookush Prairie," which occupies about one-third of the center of the township. It is watered by Hog Creek, which runs nearly through the center of the town. The soil is rich, and very fertile. Many fine residences and well cultivated farms show the inhabitants to be intelligent and enterprising. It contains a population of 1,238. Girard Center contains the post-office, two general stores, three blacksmith shops, one boot and shoe shop, a carriage and wagon shop, two churches-Baptist and Methodist,-a fine school building, and several other public buildings and residences, the office and residence of Dr. Chauncy, an old resident of the town, and Dr. Clizbee, a young man lately graduated from Ann Arbor, who is rapidly gaining a good reputation as a physician. In 1831 there settled on the west side of Girard Prairie Benjamin Smith, Martin Barnhart, and Mr. Craig. Mr. Smith is still living, and owns one of the finest farms on the prairie. Mr. Barnhart's grist mill and saw mill at Hodunk, are known as the Cookush Mills, Henry Vanhinning, in the spring of 1831, when plowing his lot for corn, was stopped by the Indians, who thought him encroaching upon their rights. Mr. V. went for Mr. Corbus, who came as arbiter between him and the Indians. The difficulty was amicably settled by Mr. V. 's agreeing to give them one half of the crop. The next spring William McCarty plowed a lot for the Indians, on the east prairie, at $5 per day, " Shu-ne-ah," (silver). There is an extensive cheese factory, supplied by 200 cows, located Buy the Grover & Baker Machine. A. G. Stevens sells them. See advertisement,

Page  148 148 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. on the farm of Abram J. Aldrich, who has one of the finest farms in the county, situated one mile from Orangeville post office. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-GEORGE W. VANAIKEN. CLERK-J. B. WILLIAMS. TREASURER-J. E. PERRY. JUSTICES-AMASA R. DAY, GEORGE A. RUSSELL, ALLEN C. SHEPARDSON, SYLVESTER E. SPENCER. A Alexander, J., farmer. Aldrich, L. A., farmer. Aldrich, E. D.,farmer. Arthur, Alexander, mason. Albro, N. F., farmer. Aldrich, A. J., farmer. Ackerman, H., farmer. Abel, M. T., farmer. Aikin, J. M., farmer. Adolph, Mrs. Anna, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Adolph, Philip, farmer, post office Coldwater. Ackerman, William, farmer, post office Orangeville. B Bidwell, D. F., farmer. Barnum, Samuel, farmer. Birch, Foston, farmer, post office Coldwater. Baldwin, Ambrose, farmer, post office Coldwater. Beasom, Samuel B., farmer. Barney, James, farmer. Barney, Albert, farmer. Brown, Cassius, carpenter. Booker, George, farmer. AU kinds Sewing Iachines repaired by A. 0. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  149 OIRARD TOWNSIP. 149 Baird, A., carpenter. Button, John, farmer. Brewster, George, farmer. Barry, William H., farmer, post offiee Orangeville. Barnhart, M. D., farmer, post office Coldwater. Burke, Margaret, post office Orangeville. Burke, James, laborer, post office Coldwater. Branning, O. C., farmer, post office Orangeville. Branning, William H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Benson, Homer, farmer. Bidwell, Seth, farmer. Bishop, James, farmer. Bradley, A., cooper. Baldwin J., writing teacher. Bailey, William, farmer. Bailey, James, farmer. Barnhart, Laban, farmer. Bennett, D. C., farmer. C Cornell, Daniel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Cobb, Phebe. Cuyler, Aaron, farmer, post office Coldwater. Cuyler, Rufus, farmer, post office Coldwater. Cornell, Reuben, farmer, post office Coldwater. Colville, Robert, farmer. Cornell, D. S., farmer, post office Coldwater. Cawkins, Orville, farmer. Carter, William, farmer. Carter, Lucius, farmer. Champion, Samuel, farmer, post office Orangeville. Champion, Ware, farmer, post office Coldwater. Champion, Luther, farmer, post office Coldwater. Clements, John H., farmer. Cudner, Alexander, farmer, post office Coldwater. Clements, Cortland, farmer, post office Coldwater. Cudner, Homer, farmer, post office Coldwater. Chaffee, Joel, farmer. Carpenter, S. A., farmer. Second-Hand Sewing Machines taken in part payment for a Grorer & Baker. See advertisement. 11

Page  150 150 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Cox, George, Jr., farmer. Cox, George, Sen., farmer. Chauncy, David, stone mason. Chauncy, Andrew, farmer. Chauncy, Charles, stone mason. Corbus, Joseph C., farmer. Corbus, Joseph G., farmer. Clizbe, Stephen, physician. Chauncy, Moses, physician. Carl, Henry E., farmer. Cavert, William W., farmer. Craig, David, farmer, post office Coldwater. Craig, Eliza, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. ID Dutcher, Letty, widow. Dutcher, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Davison, John, farmer. Demarest, Charles, farmer. Dedrick, John, farmer. Dubs, George R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Dunton, Alfred, clergyman. Demarest, Henry, carpenter. Demarest, Jane, widow. Demarest, Harriet. Day, A. R., surveyor. Dean, Joseph, blacksmith. Demarest, Charles H., farmer. Dean, L., blacksmith. Demarest, A., farmer. Demarest, William, carpenter. Dion, M., laborer. Dayton, Hiram, laborer. Davis, George S., farmer, post office Orangeville.:8 Estlow, Benjamin, S., farmer, post office Coldwater. Everett, Daniel, farmer. Everett, Charles H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Sewing Machines to Rent by A. G. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  151 GIRABD TOWNSHIP 151 Errett, Joseph, shoemaker Eldred, S. A., farmer. Eldred, George R., farmer. Embley, James, wagon maker. Eldridge, A., farmer. Eldridge, George R., farmer. Eldridge, Hoxie, farmer. Elting, J., farmer. Elting, Theron, farmer. Eldred, Ruba A. Eldred, J. E., farmer. Eldred, Gilbert, farmer. -F Fulcher. William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Fulcher, George H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Faxon, Josiah, farmer. Faxon, Charles S., painter. Fox, Harriet. Fisher, John, pensioner, post office Coldwater. Foster, Rachel. Fox, Benton, farmer. Foster, E. L., carpenter. French, Levi, farmer. French, John, farmer. Fisk, N., farmer. Fisk, B., farmer. Faulkner, Charles, farmer. Faulkner, John, farmer. 0 -Gould, Clinton, farmer, post office Coldwater. Gould, Richard, farmer, post office Coldwater, Gould, Philander, farmer, post office Coldwater. Gorsball, S. M., farmer. Granger, John, farmer. Gorball, Robert, farmer, post office Coldwater. Gorball, James, farmer. Gorball, George, carpenter. A. G. Stevens, agent for the Grover & Baker Sewing Machines. See advertisement.

Page  152 152 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Gray, 0. B., harness maker. Goff, Farmer, wagon maker. Grove, Peter, farmer, post office Orangeville. Grove, John P., farmer, post office Orangeville. Holland, Chester, farmer. Huntley, M., farmer. Hankin, J. D., farmer. Hubbard, Philip A., farmer. Harris, Sanford, farmer. Heddle, Thomas, farmer, post office Coldwater. Hall, Alfred, farmer. Hudson, Joseph, farmer. Hugunin, David, farmer. Hollenbeck, Casper, farmer. Hollenbeck, Truman, farmer. Hollenbeck, Russell, farmer. Husker, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Hanna, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Holiday, Abram, farmer. Hoard, George, farmer. Hudson, Emmons, farmer. Hawley, William B., farmer, post office Coldwater. Hawley, Willard, farmer, post office Coldwater. Hilton, N. G., millwright. Hanthom, Thomas, farmer. Hanthom, George L., farmer. Hanthom, T. S., farmer. Hinkley, E., lawyer. Inglesby, Samuel, farmer..3 Jackson, J. F., farmer. Johnson, S. H., farmer. Johnson, George W., farmer. Johnson, Prosper, farmer. Examine both kinds Grover & Baker Sewing Machines before purchasing. See Advertisement.

Page  153 GIRARD TOWNSHIP. 165 Jones, George W., farmer. Jones, Adam, clergyman. Jones, Calvin, farmer. June, L., farmer. Johnson, George B., farmer. 3E King, Fayette (C, farmer, post office Coldwater. Knapp, Reuben, farming. Kingston, Daniel, farmer, post office Orangeville. Kingston, David, farmer. Kirby, Richard, farmer. Kingsley, George, farmer. Kingsley, Edwin, farmer. Kingsley, George B. H., farmer. L Leisenring, N. C., farmer, post office Coldwater. Loomis, Adna, farmer. Lyman, Orlando, farmer. Lyman, Edson, farmer. Lee, A. S., farmer, post office Coldwater. Lucas, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lucas, Daniel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lucas, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lawrence, S. E., carpenter. Lake, N., farmer. Lane, Harvey, blacksmith. Lossing, H. B., farmer. Leeland, Y., farmer. Lake, William W., farmer. Loring, John, farmer. Loring, George, farmer. Liew, Charles, farmer. ZvC Markham, Marcus, farmer, post office Coldwater. Milham, A. D., farmer. McVean, D., farmer, The New Grover & Baker Shuttle Machines stitch alike on both sides. See Advertisement.

Page  154 154 154 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Moor, S., farmer. Morsford, William H., farmer. Morsford, James F., farmer. Morsford, John F., joiner. Morsford, James B., farmer. Morsford, Frederick S., farmer. Monfort, Harvey, farmer, post office Coldwater. Millard, N. M., farmer. Millard, W. A., farmer. Mann, Peter IL, farmer. Mann, Jacob, farmer. Miller, Samuel, farmer. Moore, 0. C., farmer, post offi-3e Coldwater. Mann, Polly. Miller, Patience. Morrison, J., farmer. Morrison, P., carpenter. Morrison, R., farmer. Mack, Truman, farmer, post oflce Orangeville. Mitchell,'E., farmer. Manchester, Catharine, pensioner. Noble, Jerry, farmer, post office Coldwater. Newman, James S., moulder. Newt~on, Silas, farmer. Nortc n, Charles, farmer. Nye, Ira L., farmer. 0 Odrin, Alexander, farmer, post office Coldwater. Or-trom, S. Z., farmer. Olney, J. D., blacksmith. Osborn, Sherman, farmer. Olney, William, farmer. Olney, Stephen, farmer. Olney, Jesse, farmer. Olney, F., farmer. Olney, Thomas, farmer. Nearly 200 Grover & Baker Machines are In use In Coldwater. See Advertisement.

Page  155 GIRARD TOWN8HIP. 155 Parkinson, C. E., farmer. Peterson, R. B., sawyer. Park, John, farmer. Parker, E. W., farmer. Prentice, Charles, farmer. Potter, Amos, farmer. Parker, R. F., farmer. Pett, John, farmer. Paddock, Alfred, farmer. Pickens, A. A., farmer. Proctor, John R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Pierce, J. Clark, farmer. Peer, Cornelius, farmer. Paddock, E. J., farmer. Pelton, W. H., shoemaker. Perry, James, post office clerk. Perry, Edward, harness maker. Perry, Martha, post mistress. Prentiss, William, clergyman. Pierce, Henry, farmer. Pendill, James, farmer. Pendill, James, Jr., farmer. Prentice, Curtis, farmer. Rowley, R. B., farmer. Reynolds, Moses, farmer, post office Coldwater. Rose, William H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Rose. John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Rose; Albert, farmer, post office Coldwater. Russell, George, farmer and cooper. Russell, George A., farmer. Rice, Eber, farmer, post office Coldwater. Richards, A., wagon maker. Richards, Charles K., teamster. Rice, Russell, farmer, post office Coldwater. Reed, Harriet M. The.rorer & Baker Machine is Easiest to Learn. See advertisement.

Page  156 156 BRANCH COUNTY DIRCTORY, Rice, Perry, farmer, post office Orangeville. Rowley, S., farmer. Rush, H. M., farmer, post office Coldwater. S Sheldon, Charles, farmer. Sillick, Martin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Sutherland, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Shafer, Andrew, farmer. Scholey, Eugene, farmer, post office Coldwater. Strong, Daniel H., farmer. Strong, Calvin, farmer. Skinkle, Cornelius, farmer. Sisco, E. D., farmer. Stelling, Luke, farmer, post office Coldwater. Sprague, F. S., farmer. Smith, A. L., farmer. Smith, Benjamin H., farmer. Skinkle, John C., farmer. Smith, Benjamin H., Jr., farmer. Smith, L. F., farmer, post office Coldwater. Sabins, J. J., farmer, post office Coldwater. Shepardson, A. C., farmer. Swan, George, farmer, post office Orangeville. Scuffam, Michael, farmer. Sidley, David, farmer. Shield, Samuel H., farmer. Sherman, Udolph, farmer. Stere, R. A., farmer. Spencer, Sylvester, farmer. Stray, George W., farmer. Stray, George, farmer. Stray, Lucius, farmer. Smart, Orson L., farmer. Smart, John, farmer. Shannon, M., farmer. Smith, Charles F., cooper, post office Orangeville. Buy the Groyer & Baker Machine. A. Stevens sells them. See advertisement.

Page  157 GIRARD TOWNSHIP. T Thompkins, Moses, farmer. Thompson, Chester, farmer. Taylor, Thomas, farmer. Tiffany, Bennet, farmer. Tiffany, Albert, farmer. Thompkins, James B., farmer. Thompkins, Theron, farmer. Thompkins, Martin, farmer. Thayer, Rufus, farmer. Thayer, J. B., farmer. Tegles, Jacob, farmer. Tegles, Sylvester, farmer. Ten Eyck, Charles, farmer. Tegles, Thomas, mason. Thompkins, Charles, farmer. Taylor, Rufus, farmer. Vanaiken, George W., farmer, post office Coldwater. Van Blarcum, Joseph, farmer. Vanolonda, G. W., farmer. Van Blarcum, J. R., farmer. Van Blarcum, Charles H., farmer. Van Blarcum, Daniel S., farmer. Vincent, Owen, farmer. Van Hining, Henry, farmer, post office Coldwater. W Waldo, E. M., farmer. Warner, Miles, farmer. Warner, John, farmer. Walters, Isaac, farmer. Walters, Anthony, farmer. Webber, George W., farmer, post office Coldwater. Walker, John M., farmer. Wagner, Gratton, farmer. Worden, W. V., farmer. All kinds Sewing Machines repaired by A. G. Stevens See advertisement.

Page  158 158 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Williams, Ira E., farmer. Wolcott, William, farmer. Whiteside, James, farmer. Williams, John B., druggist. Williams, Alexander C., retired merchant. Worden, Barbary. Waffle, George, farmer. Waffle, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wright, Alfred, farmer. Williams, 0. H., farmer. Wilder, Andrew, farmer. Wilder, Samuel, farmer. Waters, Stephen, farmer. Walworth, Lucius, farmer. White, Samuel, farmer. White, Thomas L., farmer. Wheeler, Edwin, farmer. Whitney, Fanny. Wood, Orpha. Worth, Martin, farmer. OVID TOWNSHIP. OvmI was settled in 1836 by Parley Stockwell at Ovid Center, Stewart Davis, Uriah Lockwood, and Samuel Spencer, are among the first settlers. In 1837 Samuel Treat, William Armstrong, and several others settled in the town. It is somewhat uneven or rolling, is heavily timbered, and is better adapted to grazing than wheat growing, though there are many farms from which are raised excellent crops of wheat. It contains one church, one tavern, and a blacksmith shop, three or four saw-mills. There is no post office in this township. The majority get their mail matter at Coldwater, the rest at Kinderhook. Ovid contains Coldwater Lake and a number of smaller ones. All are abundantly supplied with fish, and Coldwater Lake is a great resort for those who enjoy the sport of fishing and sailing. Population, 1239. Second-Hand Sewing Machines taken in part payment for a Grover & Baker. See advertisement.

Page  159 OVID TOWNSHIP. 159 Ovid is bounded on the north by Coldwater, east by Algansee, south by Kinderhook, and west by Bethel. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-HENRY B. GEORGE. CLERK-STEPHEN FERGUSON. TREASURER-THOMAS HIESRODT. JUSTICEs-BENJAMIN R. FERGUSON, DANIEL WILSON, CHARLES R. WHITEHEAD, LEVI WILSON. A. Allen, Marlin, blacksmith, post office Kinderhook. Armstrong, William J., farmer, post office, Coldwater. Anmer, George G., farmer, post office Coldwater. Abbot, Milton, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Arey, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Andrews, Benjamin C., farmer, post office Kinderhook. B Buck, Adelphus, farmer, post office Coldwater.. Bates, Olive A., housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Bates, O. P., farmer, post office, Coldwater. Barney, M., farming, post office Coldwater. Burns, Francis, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Betts, John, farming, post office Coldwater. Batteson, Barney, farmer, post Gffice Coldwater. Byers, Dora, housekeeping, post office, Kinderhook. Byers, John, farming, post office, Kinderhook. Brown, A. W., farmer, post office Coldwater. Britt, William C., ditcher, post office Coldwater. Baldridge, Harry, farmer, post office Coldwater. Baldridge, Niles, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Ball, A., farmer, post office, Coldwater. Bender, Charles, farming, post office, Coldwater. Bender, Samuel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bingham, Harvey, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bingham, Thomas, clerk, post office Coldwater. Bingham, Charles 0., teacher, post office Coldwater. Sewing Machines to Rent by A. G. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  160 160 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Barringer, DeWitt, farming, post office Coldwater. Barber, H. E., farmer, post office Kinderhook Barber, C. H., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Buffington, Samuel, farming, post office Coldwater. Buffington, Ulysses, farming, post office Coldwater. Brownell, Collin, farming, post office Kinderhook. Brobst, Daniel, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Bailey, Thomas, farming, post office Kinderhook. Black, Henry, fisherman, post office Kinderhook. Bussing, Oliver, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bristol, William F., farmer, post office Coldwater. Bristol, J. W., Farming, post office Coldwater. Bates, L. D., farmer, post office Coldwater. Bates, Francis, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bates, Samuel N., carpenter, post office Coldwater. Burke, A., farmer, post office Coldwater. Cheney, Alfred, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Crull, S. D., farming, post office Coldwater. Cogswell, John H., farming, post office Kinderhook. Condon, Thomas, farmer, post office Coldwater. Conover, William N., farmer, post office Coldwater. Coffman, L., farmer, post office Coldwater. Corless, Warren, farmer, post office Coldwater. Corless, Levi, farmer, post office Goldwater. Cerrow, Lyman, farmer, post office Coldwater. Collins, George, farming, post office Coldwater. Clark, J. N., farmer, post office Coldwater. Cole, W. R., farming, post office Coldwater. Coleman, Reuben, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Clapsaddle, John, farming, post office Coldwater. Case, William R., farmer, post office Goldwater. Crawford, Martha M., housekeeping, post office Goldwater. Crawford, Newton, farmer, post office Coldwater. Chester, Nathaniel, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Clapsaddle, Daniel, retired, post office Coldwater. Clapsaddle, Daniel jr., farming, post office Coldwater. Clapsaddle, Franklin, farming, post office Coldwater. A.. Stevens, Agent Grover & Baker Sewing achines. See Ad-?ertisement. a

Page  161 OVID TOWNSHIP. 161 Coleman, B. N., farmer, post office Coldwater. Cole, J. B., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Conklin, S. A., farming, post office Kinderhook. Corwin, George W., farmer, post office Coldwater. Corwin, Emily, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Corwin, Jerome, farmer, post office Coldwater. Cole, George W., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Chase, Aaron, farming, post office Kinderhook. Cheney, Eli, farmer, post office Kinderhook. 3D Daniels, Lewellen, farming, post office Kinderhook. Davis, Theodore, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Davis, Stewart, farmer, post office Coldwater. Dubendorff, Samuel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Dunten, Washington, farmer, post office Coldwater. Davis, Egbert, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Davis, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Daniels, Cynthia, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Daniels, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Debois, Harvy, farmer, post office Coldwater. Debois, Victor, farming, post office Coldwater. Dickerson, Alonzo, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Dewey, Lewis, farming, post office Kinderhook. Eaton, John, B., farmer, post office, Coldwater. Erb, D. B., carpenter, post office Coldwater. Echtinaw, E., farmer, post office Coldwater. Endinger, George, farming, post office Coldwater. Echtinaw, Rebecca, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Echtinaw, Henry, farming, post office, Coldwater. Echtinaw, Andrew, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Evans, John W., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Evans, James B., farming, post office Kinderhook. Echtinaw, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. rF Fallas, Matthew, farmer, post office Coldwater. Fowler, Mariah, housework. Examine both kinds Grover & Baker Sewing Machines before purchasing.

Page  162 162 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Ferguson, Myron, painter, post office Coldwater. Ferguson, Benjamin R., farmer, postoffice Coldwater. Fulk, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Ferguson, Stephen, farmer, post office Coldwater. Franklin, J. H., farming. Ferguson, Jeremiah, farmer, post office Coldwater. Ferguson, C. C., farming, post office Coldwater. Frederick, Edwin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Fuller, A. M., farmer, post office Coldwater. Foster, Washington, farming, post office Kinderhook. Fields, Thomas, R., farming, post office Kinderhook. Fenner, Corydon, farmer, post office Coldwater. GC George, H. B., farmer, post office Coldwater. Greenamyer, Elihu, farmer, post office Coldwater. Greenamyer, David, farmer, post office Coldwater: Green, L. D., farmer, post office Coldwater. Gragg, Jacob, farmer, post office Coldwater. Gotchel, Charles, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Goble, J. C., farmer, post office Coldwater. Goble, Timothy, farming, post office Coldwater. Griffin, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Gillet, D. N., farmer, post office Coldwater. X-3 Howland, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Higgins, Michael, laborer, post office Coldwater. Hyzer, Lafayette, farming, post office Kinderhook. Hower, Jacob, farmer, post office Coldwater. Hower, Jefferson, invalid, post office Coldwater. Hanley, Thomas, farmer, post office Coldwater. Haines, Robert, farmer, post office Coldwater. Harris, M. A., farmer, post office Coldwater. Harris, R. R., farming, post office Coldwater. Hiersodt, Thomas, farmer, post office Coldwater. Hower, Adam, farmer, post office Coldwater. Henry, Samuel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Hibiur, Allen, farming, post office Kinderhook. The new Grover & Baker Shuttle Machines Stitch Alike on Both Sides. See advertisement.

Page  163 OVID TOWNSHIP. 163 Hanford, Seth, retired, post office Kinderhook. Hawes, A. J., farming, post office Kinderhook. Hiesrodt, Edwin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Hiesrodt, Marcus, farming, post office Coldwater. Hackathorne, M. V., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Heater, J. S., farming, post office Kinderhook. Haulterbam, Samuel, farming, post office Kinderhook. Hecathorn, Henry, farmer, post office Kinderhook. JJ June, Charles, farmer, post office, Kinderhook. June, George, farming, post office Kinderhook. 3BL Kimball, George, farming. Kelley, Ira, farmer. Kittridge, Osgood, farmer, post office Coldwater. Kerns, Levi, farmer, post office Coldwater. Kinsley, Martin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Keebler, J. A.,, farmer, post office Coldwater. Kenyon, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Kittridge, L. 0., farmer, post office Coldwater. Lt Lockwood, Jerome, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lockwood, E. J., farmer, post office Coldwater. Lockwood, Henry, farmer, post office Coldwater. Larabee, Erastus, farmer, post office Coldwater, Long, Robert, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lachey, William, farming, post office Coldwater.. Lovewell, N., surveyor, post office, Coldwater. Lovewell, Charles H., teacher, post office Coldwater. Lyon, B. P., farmer, post office, Coldwater. Lake, D., farmer, post office Coldwater. LaFleur, A. J., farming, post office Coldwater. Lockwood, S. S,, blacksmith, post office Coldwater. Lockwood, Marion, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Morgan, R. S., blacksmith, post office Coldwater. Moore, O. B., farming, post office Coldwater. Nearly 200 Grover & Baker Machines are in use in Coldwater. See advertisement.

Page  164 164 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Mills, Albert, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Mathews, Simon, farmer, post office Coldwater. Mead, Nathan, laborer, post office Coldwater. Maxon, Horace, farmer, post office Coldwater. Mowry, William P., farmer, post office Coldwater. Minzy, Harriet, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Miller, Byron, farming, post office Coldwater. Marsy, Benjamin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Mott, George W., farmer, post office Coldwater. Merrill, J. S., farmer, post office Coldwater. Merrill, O. S., farming, post office Coldwater. Mott, P. M., farmer. Mott, William H., farmer. McNitt, Matilda, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Maxon, Jesse L., farmer, post office Coldwater. Maxon, John C., farmer, post office, Coldwater. McSouth, Patience, housekeeping, post office Kinderhook. McSouth, Wilber F., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Miller, T. L., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Miller, A. L., farming, post office, Kinderhook. Morgan, R., carpenter, post office Coldwater. Nye, James H., farmer, post office, Kinderhook. Nichols, J. H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Nichols, J. W., farming, post office Coldwater. Norton, Benjamin, farmer, post office Kinderhook. 0 Olcott, Jeremiah, farmer, post office Coldwater. Otis, Darius, farmer, post office Coldwater. Outwater, Henry, farmer, post office Coldwater. Olmsted, Alexander, farming, post office Coldwater. P Patch, Benjamin, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Parke, J. R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Proctor, William, farming, post office Coldwater. Paradine, Charles, farming, post office Coldwater. The Grover & Baker Machine is easiest to learn. ment. See Advertise

Page  165 OVID TOWNSHIP. 165 Paradine, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Peffer, William, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Patterson, George A., farming, post office Kinderhook. Piatt, Leonard, painter, post office Kinderhook. Peppet, George, farmer, post office, Kinderhook. Pryor, Henry, farming, post office Kinderhook. Quimby, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Quimby, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Quimby, Hiram, farmer, post office Coldwate r. Quimby, Wilsey, farmer, post office Coldwater. Russell, Jesse, farmer, post office Coldwater. Russell, Nelson, farmer, post office Coldwater. Russell, S. J., farmer, post office Coldwater. Russell, Washington, farmer, post office Coldwater. Russell, Heman A., farmer, post office Coldwater. Robinson, Stephen, carpenter, post office Coldwater. REED, GEORGE W., FARMER, post office Coldwater. Rose, William, H., laborer, post office Coldwater. Roe, H. P., laborer, post office Kinderhook. Rector, John, farming, post office Kinderhook. Richmond, Henry, farming, post office Coldwater. Rappleye, William, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Rose, Lafayette, farmer, post office Coldwater. Rose, Voltaire, farming, post office Coldwater. Rush, Hiram, farmer, post office Coldwater. Reynolds, Jennett, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Reppet, George, farming, post office Kinderhook. Russell, L. A,, farmer, post office Coldwater. S Sweet, Benjamin, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Smith, E. B., manufacturer of lumber, post office Coldwater. Shenefield, Jared, farmer, post office Kinderhook, Smith, J. H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Smith, Hervey, farmer, post office Coldwater. Sillick, Lary, farming, post office Kinderhook. Buy the Grover & Baker Machine. A. G. Stevens sells them. Se advertisement, 12

Page  166 BRANCH OVNTY PIREOTOYRY. Sisson Isaac, farmer, post office Coldwater. Strobec, M. A., farmer, post office Coldwater. Shay, M. A., farmer, post office Coldwater. Strobeck, Addison, farmer, post office Coldwater. Strobeck, Oliver, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Stout, Benjamin F., farmer, post office Coldwater. Scheidler, Daniel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Scheidler, John, post office Coldwater. Sortie, J. M., works in saw-mill, post office Kinderhook. Sherman, L. C., farming, post office Kinderhook. Schidler, D. W.. farming, post office, Coldwater. Sorter, J. L,, farmer, post office Coldwater. Sorter, David, farming, post office Coldwater. Sorter, Delevan, farming, post office Coldwater. Sorter, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Smith, William H., farmer post office Kinderhook. Strong, J. S., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Strong, Harriet, housekeeping, post office Kinderhook. Strong, John A., shoemaker, post office Kinderhook. Sherman, H. 0., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Smith, E. L., farmer, post office Coldwater. T Tenner, Corydon, farmer, post office Coldwater. Treat, Catherine W., housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Tucker, Clark, farming, post office Kinderhook. Teachout, Alfred, farmer, post office Coldwater. Treat, Samuel M., farmer, post office Coldwater. Treat, E. W., teacher, post office Coldwater. Treat, Samuel I., farmer, post office Coldwater. Thompson, J. M., works in saw-mill, post office Kinderhook. Thornton Edmond. farmer, post office Coldwater. Thornton, Almon, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Thornton, Lafayette, farming, post office Coldwater. Tuckey, Frapois, farmer, post office Coldwater. Tuckey, Charles, farming, post office Coldwater. Tuckey, Gardner, farming, post office Coldwater. Thornton, Peter, farmer, post office Coldwater. Thornton, P. W., farming, post office Coldwater.,! kind- oewiIg Iaclines lepaired by A. (. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  167 OVID TOWNSHIP. 167 Trauger, Samuel, carpenter, post office Kinderhook. Thornton, J. B., farming, post officelColdwater. Trump, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Trump, David, farmer, post office Coldwater. Thompson, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Thompson, Albert, farming, post office Coldwater. Terhune, N. G., farmer, post office Coldwater. Tempkins, A., farming, post office Kinderhook. Tindall, G. W., farming, post office Coldwater. Thompkins, Umphrey, carpenter, post office Kinderhook. Thompkins, George, farming, post office Kinderhook. Treat, Hosea G., farmer, post office Coldwater. Trump, Jesse, farmer, post office Coldwater. Vangelder, Orrin, farming, post office Coldwater. Vannuis, Simon, farming, post office Coldwater. Vannuis, J. H., farming, post office Coldwater. Vannuis, H. S., carpenter, post office Coldwater. Vandewater, B., farming, post office Kinderhook. Vangilder, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Vangilder, Austin, in saw-mill, post office Coldwater. Vangilder, Thomas, farming, post office Coldwater. W Wilson, Joseph, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Weaver, John, farming, post office Coldwater. Walker, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Willis, Henry, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wright, Delos, farmer, post office Coldwater. Whitehead, Charles R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Weatherhead, George, farming, post office Kinderhook. Wright, Harlow, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wilson, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wilson, Levi, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wright, Spafford, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wright, W. E., farming, post office Coldwater. Waldron, Levi, lumber dealer, post office Ooldwater. Waldron, Loren, lumber dealer, post office Coldwater. Second-Hand Sewing Machines taken in part payment for a Grover & Baker. See advertisement.

Page  168 168 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Wilson, Reuben, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wilson, Daniel, physician, post office Coldwater. Wilson, Eugene, farming, post office Coldwater. Wood, A. 0., farmer, post office Coldwater. Wixon, Sylvester, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Wixon, Albert, farming, post office Kinderhook. Wilson, James R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Wilson, H. R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Wheeler, Jared, physician, post office Kinderhook. Waterhouse, Lucius, farmer, post office Kinderhook. Warren, Charles M., farmer,'post office Kinderhook. Welch, E. C., farmer, post office Kinderhook. Z Zeluff, Merritt, farmer, post office Coldwater. Zeller, Michael, farming, post office Coldwater. Zeluff, J. W., farmer, post office Coldwater. KINDERHOOK TOWNSHIP, KINDERHOOK was settled in 1836, by John Waterhouse, O. B. Clark, George Tripp, and William L. Chase. Mr. Waterhouse located on the beautiful burr oak plain known as Waterhouse Corners. He is dead, but leaves respected children. O. B. Clark now resides in the city of Coldwater. There also settled in the southeast part of Kinderhook one Silas Doty, well known in the courts of this State and Indiana. He had an attachment for other people's valuables, and was a kind of pioneer colporteur, appointed by himself, for the purpose of distributing sundry articles. If a man had more than he really needed, "Sile" would take and give to his neighbors who had not enough, and so equalize things in the community. The lawyers called him a thief and treated him as such, but he was a kind hearted, accommodating neighbor, although his lawless acts would fill s volume in the history of this county., Sewing Machines to Rent by A. G. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  169 KINDERHOOK TOWNSHIP. 169 Kinderhook is an excellent wheat growing township. A part of "Coldwater Lake " lies in this township, and at Waterhouse Comers is a beautiful sheet of water called "Round Lake." There is at the Corners a post office, Baptist church, general store, blacksmith shop, and school house. Population 642. Kinderhook is bounded north by Ovid, east by California, south by the State of Indiana, and west by Gilead. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-AMOS FLINT. CLERK-JAMES RICHEY. TREASURER-ZELOTES 0. OSBORN. JUSTICES-CHARLES D. BROWN, ENOS MICHAEL, SOLOMON W. REYNOLDS, GEORGE TRIPP. A Alexander, James P., farmer. Alexander, Charles G., farmer. Anderson, E., farmer. Akenhead, &A. E., farmer, post office Coldwater. B3 Bates, A. S., farmer. Brown, I. J., farmer. Brown, Charles, farmer. Brown, William H., carpenter. Burdick, B. L., farmer. Babb, John, carpenter. Bromley, David, farming. Bromley, Stephen, farming. Bachman, John S., carpenter. Branyan, William R., farmer. Boyd, John, blacksmith. Boyd, James E., farming. A. G. Stevens, Agent Grover & Baker Sewing Machines. See Advertisement.

Page  170 170 170 BRANCH COUNTY D)IRVOT4RY. Bonner, Alvin, farming. Bradley, John, farmer. Bark, John, farmer. Bromley, George, farming. Bromley, William G., farming. Bromley, Henry, farming. Brown, Jerry, farming. Burke, James, carpenter. CarrR. J, faming Carr, R. J., farming. Chase, William, fitrmer. Cornell, John, blacksmith. Conklin, B. F., farmer. Conklin, James D., farmer. Case, A. W., farmer. Clark, John, farming. Crandall, Amos, farming. Crandall, G. G., farming. Chase, John B., farmer. Clark, Wallace, farmer. Clark, Timothy, farmer. Case, William W., farmer. Carr, Francis, carpenter. Dingmon, Barney, farmer. Davis, John, stone mason. Dupue, J. F., farming. Ent, Silas, farmer. Etheridge, Abigail, housekeeping. Flint, Ira, farmer. Flint, Amos, farmer. Fox, David, farmer. iamtne boh kinds Groyer A Baker Sewing Machines before purchasing.

Page  171 KINDERHOOK TOWNSHIP. 171 Flynn, Dennis, farmer. Flynn, James, farming. Flynn, John, farming. Flint, Albert, farmer. Flint, Henry, farming. Flint, R. S., farmer. Flint, Salome, housekeeping. Ferguson, Eveline, housekeeping. 0 -Godden, John, farming. Gould, Otis, farming. Greer, John, farmer. Gray, Charles W., farmer. Gray, Abram, farmer. Greer, James, farmer. Gripman, L. H., carpenter. Gripman, Uriah, carpenter. Goodman, Samuel, farming. Gripman, H. D., farmer. Hoyt, Henry, farmer. Hunt, William, farmer. Hoyt, Daniel, farmer. Hawks, J. S., farmer. Hugh, H. F., farmer. Hilton, Charles E., farming. Hanks, Nicholas, farmer. J Johns, Peter, farmer. Jones, N. H., farmer. Jones, Harley, farmer. Jones, Alva, farmer. Jones, Sylvester, farmer. 3B: Knapp, Orson, shoemaker. The New Grover & Baker Shuttle Machines stitch alike on both sides. See Advertisement.

Page  172 172 17f BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Lawrence, A. CI., farmer. Langworthy, J. B., farmer. Lemon, Robert, farming. libdel, George, carpenter. Linn, Uriah, farmer. Mundy, Jasper, farming. Miller, John, farmer. MoKinster, N. J., farming. MeKinster, D.-IC., farming. McKibbin, Boyd, farming. Munger, M. C., farmer. Mosher, Abraham, farmer. Musselwhite, Walter, teacher. Mott, Leroy, farming. Miller, Joseph, farmer. Mundy, E. C., farmer. Mundy, David, farmer. Melendy, D. W., blacksmith. Michael, Enos, farmer. Michael, P. J., farming. Mosier, Edwin, farmer. Mosier, James, retired. Moses, C. H., farmer. Mugg, Thomas, farming. Miller, David, farmer. Mil~ler, Lester, farming. McNall, Hiram, farmer. Norton, A. S., farming. 0 Osborn, Zelotes, grocer. Outwater, Peter, farmer. Outwater, John, farmer, Nearly 200 Grover & Baker See Advyertisement. Machines are In use In Coldwater.

Page  173 KINDERHOOK TOWNSHIP. 173 Purdy, Azem, farmer. Powelson, Powel, farmer. Powelson, Rinier, farmer. Powelson, Albert, farming. Phenicie, D. L., farmer. Preston, William, farming. Perine, Dana, farmer. Patterson, James, farming. Quint, Henry, farmer. Richey, James, farmer. Richey, Isaac, farmer. Rhodes, J. G., farming. Rhodes, M. V., farming. Riggles, Levi, farmer. Reynolds, S. W., farmer. S Smith, E. B., farming, post office Coldwater, Smith, W. C., farming. Stimson, H. K., clergyman. Stroh, George F., in saw mill. Sweetland, Jarvis, farmer. Stocking, Horace, farming, Stephens, Joshua, farmer. Stokes, John W., farmer. Scott, E. G., farmer. Smith, Alexander, carpenter. Shaw, L. T., farming. Shannon, Alexander, carpenter. Strong, M. W., farmer. T Tripp, David, farmer, post office Coldwater. Tripp, Lester, farmer, post office Coldwater. The Grover & Baker Machine is easiest to learn. See Advertisement.

Page  174 1,74 174 BRANCH OOUJNTY DIRZCTORY. Taylor, William R., lumber manufacturer. Taylor, C. B., farmer. Tuers, Walter, farmer. Tuers, C., farming. - I Tuttle, Timothy, farmer. Taylor, A. B., clergyman. Upp, Susannab, housekeeping. Upp, Martin, farmer. Vanderhoof, David, farming. Wege ane, awig Wedge, DaniEl, farming. Welker, John, blacksmith. Waterhouse, John, farmer. Wetherwax, John, farming. Wetherwax, Henry, carpenter. Walters, Abram, farmer. Wailer, Jesse, farming. Wilkinson, Horace, farming. Whisler, Christopher, farmer. Wilson, Perry, farmer. Whitcomb, Samuel N., farmer. Whitcomb, Samuel, farmer. Whisler, William, carpenter. Buy the Grover & Baker Xachlne. A. G. Stevyens sells them,, See advertisement.

Page  175 GILEAD TOWNSHIP. /'B GILEAD TOWNSHIP. GILEAD is bounded north by Bethel, east by Kinderhook, south by the State of Indiana, and west by Noble. Gilead was first settled in 1836 by Samuel Boot and Mr. Kessler, and in 1838 Emmerson Marsh, Elisha Williams, and Mr. Benney, came to this town. At this date there were but two horses in the township. Gilead is well watered by several small lakelets and a stream passing through the t6wnship, on which is a mill site. If not the first, at least the second agricultural town in the county. A nd as Bishop Chase remarked, " I shall call this place Gilead and here will I locate." Near the center there is a section of sugar maples surrounded by a beautiful burr oak plains. It contains many fine farms among which is that of Hon. Cyrus G. Luce, who is well known to the inhabitants of the State by his judicious acts in its Legislative Halls. A. A. Luce, who has for the past three years ably filled the office of County Superintendent of-Schools, resides in this township. At Gilead CenterMarsh's Corners-is a school house, post office, and church. East Gilead-Arnold's Corners-also contains a postoffice, this township being more highly favored in this respect than the most of its sister towns. The productiveness of the soil can be ascertained by the character of the crops. There was from this town, on exhibition at the State Fair af 1870, corn stalks measuring seven feet up to the ears, and seventeen feet high, grown by Mr. Green, brother of the Hon. David M. Green, present Judge of Probate. Gilead has a population of 798. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. SUPERVISOR-GEORGE I. LANGS. CLERK-EDWARD PURDY. TREASURER-EDWARD WEBB, JR. All kinds Sewing Mlachines repaired by A, G. Stevens See advert tisement.

Page  176 176 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. JUSTICE —SQUIRE G. BEERS, JOHN L. WATERHOUSE, ROBERT WARD. A. Adams, Chester, peddler. Arnold, Samuel, farmer. Abbey, Alanson, retired. B Beebe, A. R., farming. Bucknall, Robert, farming. Bixler, George 0., farming. Brown, John M., farmer. Bunker, William, farmer. Beers, S. G., farmer. Bowers, Elijah, farmer. Bowers, James, farmer. Beebe, M. E., farming. Barley, William H., farming. Bodley, James, farming. Blass, William, farmer. Blass, Elmira, housekeeping. Blass, J. C., clerk. Booth, Samuel, farmer. Booth, J. A., farming. Beck, Jonathan, blacksmith. Brown, Hiram, farmer. Bixler, Henry, farmer. Bixler, Giles, farming. Brown, Smith, farmer. Brown, James H., farming. Bixler, Francis, farming. Brown, Benjamin F., carpenter. Brown, Ira, farmer. C Clay, Thomas, farmer. Second-Hand Sewing Machines taken in part payment for a Grover & Baker. See advertisement.

Page  177 GILEAD TOWNSHIP I I Campbell, John, farmer. Carpenter, W. B., farmer. Carpenter, T. J., farmer. Carpenter, Orrin, farmer. Carpenter, Charles V., farmer. Carpenter, Luke J., carpenter. Coon, John W., farming. Combes, C. E., retired. 32) Doerr, Jacob, farmer. Davis, Charles, farmer. Doerr, Jacob J., farmer. Dupue, Nelson, farmer, post office Orland, Ind. Deeds, Solomon, farmer. Deeds, Ephraim, farmer. Deeds, Solomon, Jr., farming. Davis, Enoch, farmer. Davis, L. W., carpenter. Dickinson, George, carpenter. E Elco, William, farmer. Elco, John, farmer. Evans, Robert, works on railroad. F Foglesong, James, farmer. Fuller, A. J., stone mason. Ferguson, James, farming. Foster, T. J., farmer. Fuller, Jared, farmer. Fish, John B., farming. Fellers, A. N., farmer. Fellers, Andrew, farmer. Furlong, P. J., farmer. Fenner, Turner, farmer. Foster, Elizabeth, housekeeping. raves, A. S., farmer. Graves, A. S., farmer. Sewing Machines to Rent by A. G. Stevens. See advertisement.

Page  178 178 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Gilbert, Emanuel, farming. Green, A. R., farmer. Graham, Lemuel, farmer, post office Orland, Ind. Graham, Arthur, carpenter, post office Orland, Ind. Green, E. C. S., farmer. Green, Silvina, housekeeping. Huston, Catharine, housekeeping. Hewett, N. B., physician. Hathaway, S. D., carpenter. Hathaway, Jeremiah, farmer. Hughs, Jacob, farmer. Hart, H. C., farming. Hadley, Frank E., farming. Harris, William, farmer. Hoopingarner, David, farmer. Hanselman, Daniel, carpenter. Harley, Jacob, farmer. Haines, Samuel, farming. Headley, A., farmer. Hewett, Marcus, farming. Hathaway, Edward, farmer. I Inman, George, farmer. Inman, David, farming. Inman, Charles, farming. Inman, Samuel, farmer. Inmell, John, farming. Inmell, Daniel, harness maker. jJunk, John, farmer. Jones, Mary, housekeeping. Jones, H. R., farming. Knight, Jonathan, shoemaker. Knight, Madison, farming. A. G. Stevens, agent for the Grover & Baker Sewing Machines. See advertisement.

Page  179 GILEAD TOWNSHIP. 1t} Karn, Daniel, carpenter. Keisler, William, farmer. Keisler, Peter, farmer, post office Orland, Ind. Keisler, Joseph, farmer. 3L Lang, G. J., farmer. Luce, Cyrus G., farmer. Luce, A. A., county superintendent of schools. Lyndersmith, Peter, farming. Larcom, Ezra, farmer. Larcom, A. J., carpenter. Lazenby, Thomas, farmer. Lads, George D., farmer. Little, George, farming. Little, William, farmer. Long, Philip, farmer.:S Meeke, Adam, patent right dealer. Mott, Milo H., farmer. McNett, George S., farmer. Meek, Joseph, farming. Meek, David E., farmer. Meek, David, farmer. Meek, William, Jr., farming. Meek, William, Sr., farmer. Meek, William A., laborer in saw mill. Martin, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Mather, Nancy, house keeping. Mather, F. 0., farming. Misner, John, farming, post office Orland, Ind. Marsh, Daniel, farmer. Marsh, Lester, farming. Marquette, P.1H., farmer. McKinley, John, farmer. Miner, William, farming. Miller, George, farming. McKinley, John, farmer. Examine both kinds Grover & Baker Sewing Machines before pur. chasing. See Advertisement.

Page  180 180 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Martin, Philip, farmer. 3ST Norton, Patience, housekeeping. Nash, N. B., farming. Nash, Mortimer, painter. Now, Francis, carpenter. 0 Outwater, John, farming. Orlin, Dean, farmer. Orlin, Charles, farming. Preston, J. R., clergyman. Pothoof, Augustus, farming. Pothoof, Frederick, farmer. Peavey, James, farmer. Philips, Reed, farmer. Purdy, Edward, farmer. Purdy, William, farmer. Purdy, Wheeler, farming. Russell, Alonzo, shoemaker. Rote, J. N., clergyman. Rubley, David, farmer. Rupright, S. S., farmer. Ransom, James, farming. Rice, Dewey, farming. Ruff, Samuel, farmer. S Shack, John, farming. Shannon, John H., farming. Shepard, Simeon, cooper. Smith, John, farmer. Smith, John, Sr., retired. Snyder, Josiah, farmer. Swain, S. P., farmer. The new Grover & Baker Shuttle Machines Stitch Alike on Both Sides. See advertisement.

Page  181 GILEAD TOWNSHIP 181 8 Sayles, Warren, farmer. Sanders, Josiah, farmer. Selby, George, farmer, post office Orland, Ind. Sharp, Daniel, farmer. Specer, Theodore, farming. Spring, Theron, farmer. Spring, Emerson, carpenter, post office Goldwater. Spring, Daniel, farmer. Smith, Job A., farmer. Smith, George W., farming. Sweeting, Judson, farmer. T Taylor, Horatio, peddler. Teft, Stephen, farmer, post office Goldwater. Thomas, Rockwell, farmer. Thompson, Darwin, farmer. VVandevanter, Charles, farmer. Vandevanter, Charles, farmer. Vandevanter, RobPeter, farminger. Vandevanter, W. J.Robert, farming. Vandevanter, W. J., farmling. Watkins, John H., farmer. Walter, Clifton, farmer. Wilkins, Benjamin S., farmer. Waterhouse, John L., farmer. Weaver, Allen, farmer. Whitcomb, George C., farmer. Wightnight, Mary, housekeeping. Wilder, Charles H., farmer. Williams, E. M., farmer. Wheeler, Miles, farmer. Williams, Elisha, farmer. Williams, John, farming. Webb, Edward, Jr., farmer. Webb, Franklin, farming. Nearly 200 Grover & Baker Machines are in use in Coldwater. See Advertisement. 13

Page  182 182 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY, Webb, Edward, Sr., blacksmith. Webb, Helen A., housekeeping. Williams, Warren, farmer. Williams, David, farming. Waterhouse, Patience, housekeeping. Warner, Peter, farmer. Warner, Henry, farmer. z Zull, George, farmer. Zull, A. J., farmer. Zanburgg, Samuel. BETHEL TOWNSHIP. BETHEL is bounded north by Batavia, east by Ovid, south by Gilead, and west by Bronson. It was settled in 1836-7, by the Bateses, Cards, Lanpheres and Wises, numbering several families, all related by blood or marriage. These constituted quite a colony. They early received the name of "South America" for their settlement, and retain it still. As a community they have observed the first command of God to man, and literally fulfilled it: Genesis, 1st chapter, first clause of 28th verse. West of the center of the town is a burr oak plain, known as Snow Prairie, which is a beautiful plat of ground, of many splendid farms. A fine school house and the Town House are located there. William T. Amerman, Supervisor of Bethel, has a good farm, well cultivated. On this farm are several large chestnut trees-a tree rarely seen in this section. The surface of Bethel is rolling, and about equally divided into timbered land and openings. In the north and west parts of the town are the farms of Maylon and Lyman Smeade, on a plat of level country once covered with hickory, beech and walnut timber, one of the richest localities within the limits of the county. Bethel has a population of 1,518.

Page  183 BETHEL TOWNSHIP. 183 TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-NATHANIEL PIATT. CLERK-JAMES GALLOP. TREASURER-GEORGE W. JOLES. JUSTICES-JOHN Q. ADAMS, SILAS N. CARD, NEWMAN CANFIELD, CHARLES M. STRONG. A Allen, Caroline, housekeeping, post office Bronson. Asman, Francis, farmer, post office Bronson. Allen, George H., farmer, post office Bronson. Allen, Gabriel, farming, post office Bronson. Aldrich, M. H., farming, post office Bronson. Abbott, S. T. J., carpenter. Allen, Alonzo, farmer, post office Bronson. Ammerman, William T., farmer, post office Bethel. Austin, Charles H., post office Bronson. Adams, George 0., farming, post office Bethel. Alexander, H. P., farmer, post office Coldwater. Avery, H. B., blacksmith, post office Bronson. Allen, C. W., farming. Adams, John Q., carpenter, post office Bronson. Alfred, Eli, farming. B Burch, Bcnona, farmer, post office Bronson. Burch, Billings, farming, post office Bronson. Burch, Zebulon, farminz, post office Coldwater. Burch, Wesley, farming. Buck, P. A., farmer, post office Coldwater. Burch, George, farming. Brower, P. H., farmer. Brower, William, farmer. Bennet, Nathaniel, farmer.

Page  184 184 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Bowen, Mary A., housekeeping. Barnes, A. W., farmer. Bingham, Elisha, farmer. Bronson, William, farmer. Bronson, Henry, farmer. Baldwin, Eli, carpenter. Booth, Daniel, farmer. Brockelbonk, Samuel, farmer, post office Bronson. Brockelbonk, George J., farming, post office Bronson. Brockelbonk, George, farming, post office Bronson. Bowker, Francis, farming, post office Bronson. Barnard, Hiram, farming. Beard, Squire, manufacturer of lumber, post office Bronson. Burleson, Allen, grocer, post office Bronson. Bates, B. N., works in mill, post office Bronson. Beard, Horace, manufacturer of lumber, post office Bronson. Bush, Henry, farmer, post office Bronson. Butcher, Henry, farming, post office Bronson. Butcher, Samuel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Butcher, Isaac, farming, post office Coldwater. Bates, Arwin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bates, C. J., farming, post office Coldwater. Bates, P. C., farmer, post office Coldwater. Bates, Manderville, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bates, Edgar, farmer, post office Coldwater. Buffam, William A., farmer, post office Coldwater. Buffam, M. V., farming, post office Coldwater. Burleson, A., manufacturer of lumber, post office Coldwater. Barnes, Edward, farmer, post office Bronson. Barnes, Charles, farming, post office Bronson. Baggerly, G. D., farming. Bradway, William, farmer, post office Bronson. Bradway, Charles, farming, post office Bronson. Barnes, Gilford, farmer. Barridge, Calvin, farmer. Brooks, Frederick, farmer, post office Bronson. Baker, Elizabeth, housekeeping, post office Bronson. Brightman, Martin, farmer, post office Bronson. Bunnel, Hezekiah, farmer, post office Bronson. Buffham, Asa, farmer, post office Bronson. Brooks, Charles, farmer, post office Bronson.

Page  185 BETHEL TOWNSHIP. 18-5 Brooks, George, farming, post office Bronson. Brooks, Stephen, farming, post office Bronson. Ballard, Aram, farmer, post office Bronson. Beard, Avery, farmer, post office Bronson. Bennie, James, farmer. Bender, Daniel, farmer, post office Bronson. Badger, J. B., farming. Bates, S. H., farmer, post office Bronson. C Cranson, P. A., farmer. Cranson, Willard, retired. Cranson, Asa, farmer. Card, Williard, farmer, post office Coldwater. Card, H. J., farmer. Cure, L. W., farmer. Carpenter, Caleb, farmer. Carpenter, Albert, farmer. Carter, William N., farmer. Cline, James M., farmer. Cure, 0. D., farming. Card, S. N., farmer, post office Goldwater. Card, Daniel C., farming, post office Coldwater. Card, Nelson, farming, post office Goldwater. Cole, Lysander, farmer, post office Goldwater. Cheney, Reuben, farmer, post office Coldwater. Chamberlain, William, carpenter. Carrmer, Peleg, farming, post office Goldwater. Carmer, L. A., carpenter, post office Coldwater. Carmer, Isaac, farmer, post office Goldwater. Cartner, Wallace, farming, post office Coldwater. Card, Richard, carpenter, post office Goldwater. Cleveland, A. A., farmer. Carter, John, farmer, post office Bronson. Carter, C. H., farmer. Cummings, David, farming. Clark, George W., farmer, post office Bronson. Casgrove, Robert, farming, post office Bronson. Canfield, C. N., farmer, post office Bronson. Canfleld, Numan, farmer, post office Bronson. Cornell, Fitch, farming, post office Bronson.

Page  186 186 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Cook, David, farmer, post office Bronson. D Dubendorf, Daniel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Dubendorf, J. C., manufacturer of lumber, post office Coldwater. Dubendorf, P. M., manufacturer of lumber, post office Coldwater. Dart, Alanson, wagon maker, post office Bronson. Dart, George W., farming, post office Bronson. Dart, Francis, brakeman on railroad. Dart, O. P., carpenter, post office Bronson. Dillon, C. R., farmer, post office Bronson. Durbon, Mary A., housekeeping, post office Bronson. Demarest, George, farming. Demarest, John, carpenter. SE: Earl, John, farmer. Eaton, F. H., farming, post office Coldwater. Eddridge, Joseph, farmer. Estep, Allen, farming, post office Bronson. Evans, William S., farmer, post office Bronson. FP Fox, Seymour,.blacksmith, post office Bronson. Freeman, Samuel, carpenter, post office Bronson. Fowler, N. J., farmer. Freeman, Cornelius, farmer. Ferguson, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Fox, David, farmer, post office Bronson. Fisk, E. P., farming. Fisk, Washington, farming. Fulgar, Daniel, farming, post office Coldwater. Fox, A. J., works in saw mill. Frick, Henry, carpenter. Ferguson, Daniel, farmer.Flemming, Gilbert, farmer, post office Coldwater. Fenner, Collins, farmer, post office Coldwater. Freeman, Homer, farming, post office Bronson. Freeman, John, farmer, post office Bronson. Foster, Philip, tailor. Fuller, T. A., farmer, post office Bronson.

Page  187 BETHEL TOWNSHIP. 187 Fuller, George, farmer, post office Bronson. Fuller, Thomas, farmer, post office Bronson. Flowers, E. E., farming, post office Bronson. CGage, T, M., farmer, post office Coldwater. Griffin, C. E., stone mason. Gallop, James, farmer, post office Bronson. Gray, William, farmer. Gray, John W., farming. Gallop, Charles, farmer, post office Coldwater. Gallop, Leroy, farming, post office Coldwater, Gifford, L. P., farmer, post office Coldwater. Gifford, Hiram, farming, post office Coldwater. Gibbons, Andrew, carpenter, post office Bronson. Grinnell, Thomas, clergyman, post office Bronson. Gordon, John M., farmer, post office Brons:n. Gardiner, Jacob, farmer, post office Bronson. Gardiner, Abram, farmer. Gifford, Ezra, farmer, post office Coldwater. Harris, F. S., farmer. Hillyer, R. B., farmer. Hillyer, Daniel, fVmer, post office Bronson. Hand, Henry H., farmer. Horton, G. M., farmer. Hart, Williard, farmer, post office Bronson. Hart, William, H., farming, post office Bronson. Hoffaker, Michael, manufacturer of lumber, post offiee Bronson. Hastings, Nathan; farmer. Hastings, E. B., farming. Harkness, Betsey, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Harris, G. H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Harris, Anna, housekeeping. Horn, Thomas, carpenter, post office Bronson. Hart, George H., farmer. Harris, H. H., farmer, post office Bronson. Holcomb, George, farmer, post office Bronson. Haskins, R. N., farmer, post office Bronson. Hause, George, farming, post office Bronson.

Page  188 188 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Hart, J. L., farmer, post office Bronson. Holliday, Porter, carpenter, post office Bronson. Honeywell, E. W., farming, post office Bronson. Harris, L. W., farmer, post office Bronson. Hurd, L. C., farmer. JI Joles, George W., farming, post office Brcnson. Joles, M. P., farming. Jump, James R., basket maker. Jones, Edward, farmer. Jordon, Charles, works in saw mill. Joles, George W., Jr., farmer, post office Bronson. Johnson, Morgan, farmer, post office Bronson. Johnson, L. L., farming, post office Bronson. Jump, Leander, basket maker. anouse, John, farmer. Kanouse, JohAbram, farmer. Kanouse, Abram, farmer. Kaiser, J. S., farmer. Kanouse, William, farmer. Keys, Levorette, farmer, post office Bronson. Kennedy, John, farmer, post office Bronson. Kyes, C. C., farmer. Kellog, Charles, farming. * Kennedy, George, farmer, post office Bronson. Kennedy, Mary, housekeeping, post office Bronson. Kennedy, James, farming, post office Bronson. Ketcham, C. W., cooper. L Lampman, Luman, farmer. Lease, Willard, farming. Larabee, Austin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Larabee, Roswell, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lemon, J. E., farming. Larabee, H. B., teamster, post office Coldwater. Lockwood, Isaac, farming. Larabee, Samuel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lease, G. W., farmer, post office Bronson. Lockwood, Benjamin\ farming, post office Bronson.

Page  189 BETHEL TOWNSHIP. 189 Lemmon, E. O., carpenter. Larabee, Daniel, farming, post office Coldwater. Layman, William H., farming, post office Coldwater. Layman, Peter, farmer, post office Coldwater. IV: Maybee, John, farming. Milborn, John, farmer. Misener, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Misener, John M., farmer, post office Coldwater. Misener, J. R., photographer. Misener, W. W., farmer. Miner, E. A., carpenter. Martin, R. T., clergyman. Misener, Jacob, farming. Martin, James W., clergyman. Misener, Samuel, farming. Mecendarffer, George, farmer. Musselman, David, farmer. Misener, D. F., farmer, post office Coldwater. McCarty, Stephen, farming. McCarty, Stephen, Jr., farming. Moore, Sherrod, farmer. McDonald, Austin, farmer, post office Bronson. Martin, J. R., farmer, post office Bronson. Monroe, Charles F., farmer. Monroe, Milo, farmer, post office Bronson. Monroe, George, farmer, post office Bronson. Mumbrue, Lester, farmer, post office Bronson. Mills, James S., farmer, post office Bronson. Miller, P. P., farmer, post office Bronson. McClure, Wilson, farmer, post office Bronson. McClure, Albert, farming, post office Bronson. McClellan, James, farming, post office Bronson. McClellan, John, farming, post office Bronson. Martin, I. R., farmer, post office Bronson. McMillan, Ebenezer, farmer, post office Bronson. McMillan, Stephen, farmer, post office Bronson. Nagle, Peter, tailor. Norton, Ansel, farmer, post office Bronson.

Page  190 190 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Nash, William H., farmer. Norton, A. A., blacksmith. Nash, John V., farmer, post office Bronson. 0 Osborn, Harmon, farmer, post office Bronson. Odren, Edward, farmer. Olmstead, H. H., farming, post office Coldwater. Olmstead, Philo, farming, post office Coldwater. Olmstead, Hiram, farmer, post office Coldwater. Olmstead, Washington, farmer, post office Coldwater. Olmstead, M. M., farmer, post office Coldwater. Oringer, James, farming, post office Bronson. Olorenshaw, Joseph, farming. Osborn, Fenner, shingle maker, post office Bronson. Olmstead, William H., farming. Osburn, Benjamin, farmer, post office Bronson. Patch, Girdon, farmer, post office Coldwater. Pond, Benjamin, farmer. Pond, Cortes, farming. Plumley, A. W., tinner. Plumley, A. E., farming. F ratt, Nathaniel, farmer. Porter, L. D., farming, post office Coldwater. Powers, Patrick, farmer, post office Bronson. Patch, William H., farmer. Prichard, William, farming, post office Bronson. Paine, Moses, farmer. Paine, E. J., farmer, post office Bronson. Palmater, John, farmer, post office Bronson. Palmater, Franklin, farming, \post office Bronson. Pcrvee, Walter, farming, post office Bronson. Prestage, D. J., farmer, post office Bronson. Price, Peter, farmer, post office Bronson. Price, James, post office Bronson. Palmatier, Silvanus, invalid, post office Bronson. Philips, H. B., farming. Post, Ezra, farming, post office Bronson. Post, Eli, farming.

Page  191 BETHEL TOWNSHIP. 191 Patch, Freeman, farming, post office Coldwater. Rupright, Isaac, farmer. Russell, Thomas, farmer. Raymond, Albert, blacksmith, post office Bronson. Reid, Benjamin, farmer. Rawson, S. N., farmer, post office Bronson. Reynolds, Hannah, housekeeping, post office Bronson. Reynolds, Henry, farming, post office Bronson. Rossell, Louise, housekeeping. Richardson, Elias, farmer, post office Bronson. Richardson, Ira L., farmer. Roe, David, farmer, post office Bronson. Reynolds, Orson, physician, post office Bronson. S Strong, C. M., carpenter. Sherman, A. H.; manufacturer of lumber. Spafford, Cyrus, works in saw mill. Stowell, Lucy, housekeeping. Sherman, William B., farmer. Salisbury, Richard, farmer. Salisbury, David, farming. Swift, Hugh, weaver. Smith, Eunice, housekeeping, post office Bronson. Swan, H. A., farmer, post office Brrnson. Sisson, Jane H., housekeeping, post office Bronson. Sheldon, K. R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Showers, John, farming, post office Coldwater. Showers, Franklin, farming, post office Coldwater. Showers, D. E., farleing, post office Coldwater. Stone, J. H., farming, post office Bronson. Stone, Elmer, farming, post office Bronson. Stone, Salvanus, farming, post office Bronson. Smead, M. L., farmer. Smead, P. H., farmer. Smead, Lyman, farmer. Smith, H. H., farmer. Stone, J. G-., farmer, post office Bronson. Short, William, farmer, post office Bronson.

Page  192 192 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Short, B. W., farming, post office Bronson. Short, A. T., farming, post office Bronson. Selby, Monroe, farmer, post office Bronson. Sweet, S. J., farmer, post office Bronson. Sanford, James, farming. Sackett, Rockwell, farming, post office Bronson. Smith, Philo D., farmer, post office Bronson. Smith, Luther, farming. Stephenson, Robert, farming. Simpson, William J., farming. Stephenson, James, farming. Sweet, Benjamin, farming, post office Bronson. Sweet, Nottrup, farmer, post office Bronson. Sayles, A. B., carpenter, post office Bronson. Sherman, V., farmer. Sherman, Amos, farmer. Sibley, William H., farmer. T Tuttle, Albert, farmer. Teachout, Stephen, farming, post office CGoldwater. Thompson, Melvin. Townsend, A. E., farmer. Tucker, Henry, carpenter. Tucker, Rockwell, farming. Timm, John, farming. Tozier, E. G-., farmer, post office Goldwater. Thurber, W. G., carpenter, post office Bronson. Teller, T. M., farming, post office Bronson. Tillottson, John, works in saw mill, post office Bronson. Truesdail, W. W., farmer, post office Bronson. Tucker, Madison, carpenter. Thomas, Jesse, farmer. Vanslyke, M. T., farmer. Voorus, Mary, housekeeping. Vangilder, Winand, farmer. Venetta, Elizabeth, housekeeping. Vanhorn, Stephen, farming, post office Bronson. Vanalstine, Nicholas, farmer, post office Bronson.

Page  193 BETHEL TOWNSHIP. 193 Valyer, William J., stone mason, post office Bronson. Vincent, I. S., farmer, post office Bronson. w Williams, Lucius, farmer, post office Bronson. Wright, Peter, farming, post office Bronson. Walker, John W., stone mason, post office Bronson. Wood, Dyer, farmer. Weser, Hiram, farming. Weser, Levi S., farmer. Wells, John B., farmer, post office Coldwater. Wells, John B., Jr., farming, post office Coldwater. Wonser, Elanson, cooper, post office Coldwater. Wiser, John, farmer. Whiten, Henry, farmer. Witter, George H., farmer. Weaver, Daniel, farmer. Woodruff, A. 0., farmer. Wallace, Simon, farmer, post office Bronson. Wallace, Charles E., farming, post office Bronson, Wallace James H., farming, post office Bronson. Wheeler, E. G., wagon maker. Wheeler, E. C., blacksmith. Wheeler, William B., farming. Walker, Josiah, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wessel, James, farmer, post office Coldwater. White, George M., carpenter, post office Coldwater. Wessel, William, blacksmith, post office Coldwater. Webb, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wilson, Thomas, painter. Whitford, Juliaetta, housekeeping. Welman, Alonzo, farmer, post office Bronson. Webb, George W., farmer, post office Coldwater. Wiser, A. H., farmer. Walker, Orange, farmer. Yates, Smith, farming; Yates, George W., farming. Zuver, Andrew, clergyman.

Page  194 194 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. BATAVIA TOWNSHIP. BATAVIA is bounded north by Union, east by Coldwater, south by Bethel, and west by Matteson. Batavia was first settled in 1834 by Arthur Stoddard on section 13. In 1835 and '36, Leonard Taylor, known as Col. Taylor, of the Michigan Militia, settled in the Township. He kept the IBatavia House, and in 1837 the county officers were, on a time, assembled at his house for a jubilee, when a traveler who had put up for the night, as was supposed, called for his bill and his horse. The landlord not knowing the cause of his uncermonious departure, asked the reason. "Why," said he, "I'm afraid to stay here; I'll go on to Bronson." Taylor then informed him that his uproarious guests were the most respectable men in the county, namely, the county oficers. To which the traveler replied: "My God! what must the rest be; get my horse." In 1835-'36, Bat via was rapidly settled by an enterprising class of men, namely: Martin P. Olds, afterwards Judge Olds, the Woodards, Smeads, Samuel Cary, the Ensleys, Parkers, Morgan L. Tyler, Daniel Sprague, and others. Batavia Center contains a stave-factory, saw-mill, a public house, a fine commodious brick school building and several residences. The post office is at the public house on the Chicago road seven miles southwest of Coldwater. Batavia contains a cheese factory, owned by M. B. Barnhart and Mr. Johnson. In 1870 they manufactured 6000 Ibs. of fine cheese, although they did not commence operations until June. It is situated in one of the best grazing localities in the county, and conducted by energetic proprietors. Batavia contains many splended farms, among which are the farms of Mr. Burroughs, Philo Porter (once sheriff of the county) and Wilson J. Cooley. Mr. Cooley raised on his farm the past year 615 bushels of potatoes per acre. He has practically illustrated the fact that farming pays. Where fields unfold their pictured sight, And meads and cornfields mix their gay attire, Sheep cots and herds and cottage white —, That travelers and all admire. Batavia has a population of 1318.

Page  195 BATAVIA TOWNSHIP. 195 TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-JAMES CAMPBELL. CLERK-ASA BUFFAM. TREASURER-GEORGE MILLER. JUSTICES-LEONARD ADAMS, DANIEL MILLER, AUSTIN NOYES, D. J. SPRAGUE. A Achee, Inwell, farmer, post office Bronson. Andrews, Merenus farmer, post office Coldwater. Andrews, Allen C., farming, post office, Coldwater. Atwood, Elisha, farmer, post office Coldwater. Austin, Loren R., salesman, post office, Coldwater. Austin, Charles H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Austin Reuben, farming, post office Coldwater. Adams, Leonard, farmer, post office Coldwater. Atchinson, Fuller, farmer, post office Coldwater. B Brink, Hiram, farmer. Buel, Benjamin, farmer, post office Bronson. Baily, Samuel, works in saw-mill, post office'Bronson. Brown, Nathaniel, manufacturer of lumber. Buckingham, Hannah, housekeeping. Bonney, M. D., farmer, post office Bronson. Bennett, Francis, farmer, post office Bronson. Bennett, Charles, farming, post office Bronson. Billings, H. T., farmer, post office Bronson. Bouton, E. F., farmer. Beagle, Mary, housekeeping, post officee Cldwater. Baker, Jeremiah, farmer, post office Coldwater. Brewer, William H., farming. Bassett, John, farmer. Buffham, EH. F., farmer, post office Coldwater. Buffham, A. J., farmer, post office Coldwater. Barnes, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bassett, Adams, farmer, post office Bronson. Bates, N. F., farmer.

Page  196 196 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Burch, Alveron, farmer. Burch, Austin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Barnard, George, blacksmith. Brower, Aaron, farming. Briggs, William N., farmer. Bowler, Charles W., farmer. Bailey, Alonzo, farmer, post office Coldwater. Burritt, Aaron, farmerandmason, post office Coldwater. Bailey, S. D., farming, Bailey, Sylvanus, farming. Bowers, Libbeus, farmer. Bascom, Henry. Bunker, Luther L., farmer, post office Coldwater. Bates, Samuel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Burch, Admiral, farmer, post office Coldwater. Barnard, Joshua, farmer, post office Coldwater. Brunt, Henry, farming. Brown, Amelia C., housekeeping. Brown, Mahlon W., farmer, post office Coldwater. Brown, Coleman, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bowers, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bradford, William H., carpenter. Bellinger, A. J., stone mason, post office Coldwater. Booth, Zera, farming. Brown, James R., retired. Burrows, Calvin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Bordine, Abram, post office Coldwater. Bordine, Milton, book-keeper, post office Coldwater. Bair, Ezra, farming, post office Coldwater. Card, William S., farmer, post office Bronson. Chamberlain, A. A., shoemaker. Cady, Thomas, farmer. Chapman, H. R., farming, post office Bronson. Clum, Edward, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Cleveland, Joseph, farmer. Card, William R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Campbell, James, farmer, post office Coldwater. Culver, Lemon L., farmer, post office Coldwater. Case, Sarah, housekeeping.

Page  197 BATAVIA TOWNSHIP. Case, William, farming. Cuyler, Abram, farming, post office Coldwater. Crapo, Palaski, farmer, post office Coldwater. Crowner, Hiram, farming. Covey, Orrison, farmer, post office Coldwater. Covey, I. P., farmer, post office Coldwater. Crawfor3, Edward, farmer, post office Coldwater. Crawford, Wilbur R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Crawford, Frank, farming, post office Coldwater Castle, M. B., farming. Carr, George W., farmer. Coggin, Charles V., farming, post office Coldwater ID Dow, Smith, farmer. Dow, Byron W., farming. Du Foe, John, manufacturer of shingles. Dolittle, Heman, farmer. Drum, John H., farming, post office Coldwater. Dunham, Manly, farming, post office Coldwater. Dingman, Emily, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Drum, Morris, farmer, post office Coldwater. Dufoe, Charles, farming, post office Coldwater. Daniels, M. F., farming, post office, Coldwater. Dayharsh, Jacob, farmer, post office Coldwater. Dovey, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Daniels, Amasa, farmer, post office Coldwater. Daniels, Levoret, farmer, post office Coldwater.: Everett, Samuel, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Ensley, Lydia, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Ensley, George, farming, post office Coldwater. Ensley, James, farming, post office Coldwater. Ensley, Jacob, farmer, post office Coldwater. 3F Foster, James D., farmer. Fields, Sidney, carpenter. Ferguson, George, farming, post office Coldwater. Fonda, David, C., farmer, post office Coldwater. Fonda, David C., farmer, post office Coldwater. 14

Page  198 198 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Fonda, William H., post office Coldwater. Fairbanks, Charles W., farmer, post office Coldwater. C0 Gravec, E. L., farmer. Graves, Leroy, farming. Giddings, Frederick, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Green, John, carpenter. Green, Lodowick, farming. Gates, Edward, farmer. Gates, Stephen, retired, post office Coldwater. Gifford, Daniel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Gifford, Ira, farmer, post office Coldwater. Gifford, Edward, farming, post office Coldwater. Grove, Jane, housekeeping. Grove, Elijah, farmer, post office Coldwater. Grove, Samuel, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Godfrey, A., cooper, post office Coldwater. Gray, John M., farmer, post office Coldwater. Grove, A. R., farmer, post office Coldwater. Gillen, Isaac, farming, post office, Coldwater. Gruner, Joseph, farmer, post office Coldwater. Graf, Gustave, farmer, post office Coldwater. Graf, Willibald, farming, post office Coldwater. Hammond, Nelson, works in mill, post office Coldwater. Harris, J. R., farming. Hurley, Nancy, housekeeping. Hayne, Samuel, farmer. Hayne, Theodore, farming. Heddington, Marion, farming, post office Coldwater. Hurley, Charles, larming, post office Coldwater. Hurley, William, farmer. Hibbard, George, farming. Hibbard, Elmer C., farming. Herriff, Julius, farming, post office Coldwater. Hoyt, Edward, farming. Hubbard, Horatio N., farmer. Hubbard, Sylvester, farmer. Hutchins, Abram, farming. Holcomb, Catherine, housekeeping, post office, Coldwater.

Page  199 BATAVIA TOWNSHIP. 199 Hanks,Archibald, farmer,post office Coldwater. Hanks, A. S., no occupation, post office Coldwater. Holdridge, Ira, farmer, post office Coldwater. Hurley, William J., brick mason, post office Coldwater. Hawley, Bruce G., farmer, post office Coldwater. Hawley, Lewis, farming, post office Coldwater. Hawley, Hiram B., farmer, post office Coldwater. Halleck, II. H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Holmes, Charles 0., farming, post office Coldwater. Higgins, James, farming, post office Coldwater. Hill, H. S. farmer, post office, Coldwater. Hill, Thomas, retired, post office, Coldwater. Hiscock, Melvin, farmer, post office Coldwater. I Imber, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Ide, David A., farmer, post office Coldwater. Ide, Henry, farmer, post office Coldwater. Jones, Henry, farmer. Jones, Charles N., farming. Johnson, Samuel W., farmer, post office Coldwater. Johnson, John J,, farmer, post office Coldwater. KI Kinton, Charles, no occupation. Kinton, George, farming, post office Bronson. Knowles, Alexander, farmer, post office Coldwater. Knowles, Andrew, farming, post office Coldwater. Knight Mary, housekeeping. Klosh, Frederick, tavern-keeper, post office Coldwater. Kimball, Benjamin, farmer. Kimball, H L., farming. Kinnebrook, Samuel, farmer, post office Coldwater. L Locke, Charles, farming. Limbooker, L. G., farmer, post office Coldwater. Limbockcr, A. D., farming, postoffice Coldwater. Limbocker, A. H., farming, post office Coldwater. Locke, James, farming. Linendol, George, jr., farmer.

Page  200 Roo BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Linendol, George, sen., retired, Lovell, Joseph, farmer, post office Coldwater. Lippencott, Charles C., farmer, post office Coldwater. Lake, James, farming. Leroy, James, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Lucus, John W., farming, post office Coldwater. Locke, Amos, farmer, post office Goldwater. Lapham, Alvah, farming, post office Coldwater. Lapham, Thomas, farming, post office Coldwater. Lapham, David, farming, post office Coldwater. Maxon, Martin W., farmer, post office Goldwater. Miller, Augustus, farmer, post office Goldwater. Miller, Irving. Moore, Frederick S., farming, post office, Coldwater. Miller, Alanson, farmer, post office Goldwater. Miller, Henry, farmer, post office Coldwater. Miller, Henry S., farming, post office Coldwater. Miller, George, farming, post office Coldwater. McFarlin, Thomas, farming, post office Coldwater. Moore, Hiram C., farmer, post-office, Coldwater. Moon, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Moon, John W., farming, post office Coldwater. Martin, Robert, farmer, post office Coldwater. Moore, Nelson, farmer, post office Goldwater. Moore, R. C., farming. Murphy, James, farmer, post office Coldwater. Mongar, Eugene, farming. Martin Jesse C., farmer. Milborn, David S., farmer, post office Coldwater. Manguse, Peter, farmer, post office Coldwater. Martin, Ira, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Martin, Mary A., housekeeping, post office Goldwater. Miller, Daniel, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Miller, Mahlon, farming, post office, Coldwater. McCollum, Robert, farming, post office Coldwater. McCollum, William J., salesman. Mitchell, Alice, housekeeping. TNoyes, G. P., farmer, post office oldwater Noyes, G. P., farmer, post office Coldwater

Page  201 BATAVIA TOWNSHIP. 201 Noyes, Austin, farmer, post office Coldwater. Noyes, Charles B., brick mason, post office Coldwater. Nelson, Norman, farmer, post office Coldwater. Nelson, D. H., farming, post office Coldwater. Nearpass, Samuel, farming, post office Coldwater. Nivison, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Nivison, William E., post office Coldwater. 0 Olmstead, M., farmer, post office Coldwater. Olmstead, Daniel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Olmstead, Alonzo, farmer, post office Coldwater. Olmstead, Benjamin, farmer, post office Coldwater. O'Marra, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Olds, M. P., farmer, post office Coldwater. Paine, Thomas T., farmer. Palmer, Charles, farming. Palmater, Owen, farmer, post office Bronson. Parker, Samuel D., farmer. Porter, Philo, farmer. Porter, Cass W., farming. Perrin, David, farmer, post office Coldwater. Perrin, Theoron, farming. Pierce, L. E., farming. Pitcher, David, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Pitcher, Lewis, telegraph operator, post office Coldwater. Pitcher, Philip, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Pitcher, John, farming, post office Coldwater. Pitcher, Peter, carpent er, post office Coldwater. Peterson, Charles, farming. Pierce, Charles B., farming. Prout, Avery S., farmer, post office, Coldwater. Peck, Nelson, farming, post office Coldwater. Page, Reyley, farming, post office Coldwater. Ross, Robert H., cler gyman. Rolph, Renjamin F., farming, post office Coldwater. Reynolds, Malvina, housekeeping. Reynolds, Emery, carpenter.

Page  202 S02 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Reynolds, John, farmer. Reynolds, Alpheus, carpenter, post office Bronson. Roberts, M. D., farmer. Raymond, Gilbert, farming. Ransom, William, farmer, post office Bronson. Rice, John F., farming. Roberts, J. E., carpenter. Reynolds, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Reynolds, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Ruthruff, Uriah, farmer, post office Coldwater. Robinson, William G., farming. Robinson, James, brick mason, post office Coldwater. Robinson, Alonzo, farming, post office Coldwater. Rolph, Stephen, farmer, post office Coldwater. Rolph, Joseph, stone mason, post office Coldwater. Rickard, James, farming, post office Coldwater, Robinson, William, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Rhodes, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Rhodes, William, shoemaker, post office Coldwater. Russell, Asa, farmer, post office Coldwater. Reid, David, farmer, post office Coldwater. Rogers, John P., works in flour mill. Rifenburg, Orrin, farming, post office Coldwater. Raymond, V. H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Raymond, Joseph, retired, post office Coldwater. Randall, Alonzo, farmer, post office Coldwater. S Skinner, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Stokes, William, lightning rod agent, post office Coldwater. Simmons, Hiram, farmer, post office Coldwater. Swain, John H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Saunders, Homer, farming, post office Coldwater. Smith, Evi, farmer. Smith, Betsey, housekeeping. Shaw, George, farmer, post office Coldwater. Saunders, Nelson H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Sprague, P. H., farmer, post office Coldwater. Stevens, Ransom, cooper. Stevens, John, farming. Stevens, Alanson, farming.

Page  203 BATAVIA TOWNSHIP. 205 Scott, Wallace, farming, post office Coldwater. Smith, Edward, farming. Shinneman, Jacob, farmer, post office Coldwater. Shinneman, John, farmer, post office Coldwater. Shinneman, Jackson, farming, post office Coldwater. Shinneman, Joseph W., farming, post office Coldwater. Swarbrick, Jane, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Swarbrick, Joseph, farming, post office Coldwater. Shurtz, Tobias, farmer, post office Bronson, Shurtz, Abram, farming, post office Bronson. Searing, Henry, farmer, post office Coldwater. Sprague, D.'J., carpenter, post office Coldwater. Scribner, John, H., farmer, post office Bronson. Scribner, Francis, farmer, post office Bronson. Sackett, James R., farmer, post office Bronson. Smith, John, farmer, post office Bronson. Smith, Washington, farming, post office Bronson. Sisson, John, farmer. Shinneinan, John H., farmer. Strang, Charles E., farmer. Stone, W. F., farming. Smead, Daniel, farmer. Stone, Moses F., farming. Shoecraft, Charles H., farming, post office Coldwater. Surrarer, Leonard, farmer, post office, Coldwater. Sixbury, Alanson, laborer. Sixbury, David, laborer. Sixbury, Truman, laborer. Sprague, Daniel, farmer, post office Coldwater. Sprague, A. H., farmer, post office, Coldwater. Sprague, Algernon, farmer, post office Coldwater. Sprague, Peter, farming, post office Coldwater. Smith, Samuel R., farming. Swain, Albert, farming. Saurman, Ashbel, stone mason, post office Coldwater. Smith, Timothy H., farming, post office Coldwater. T Taylor, L., jr., farmer. Taylor, L., sen., farmer. Teachout, E. T., farming, post office Coldwater.

Page  204 soM BRANCH COUNTY DIREOTORY. Taylor, James, farmer. Tuttle, Major, farmer. Tuttle, George, farming. Tuttle, Levi, farming. Treese, Reuben, carpenter. Thayer, Briggs, farming. Tyler, Morgan L., farmer, post office Goldwater Tyler, Alphonzo, farming, post office Goldwater. Tyler, William M., farmer, post office Coldwater. Turpining, Peter, farming, post office Coldwater. Titus, Samuel, millwright, post office Coldwater. Titus, P. W., farming, post office Goldwater. TY Updyke, Lyman, blacksmith, post office Coldwater. Vaughan, Edward, farming. Vanderhoof, Martin, farming. Vanderbelt, Orrin, farming, post office Coldwater. ^w Wilson, James, farmer. Williams, Israel, farmer. Williams, Alfred, farming. Wilkinson, Silas, carpenter. Welch, William, farming. Wilcox, David, farmer, post office Coldwater. Woodard, Charles H., farming. White, Isaac H., farming, post office Coldwater. Whitaker, Almon, farming, post office Coldwater. Willis, Elisha, manufacturer of lumber, post office Coldwater. Willis, George, manufacturer of lumber, post office Coldwater. Willis, N. E., works in saw-mill, post office Goldwater. Wilcox, Amos, farmer, post office Goldwater. Worthington, Stacy, farming, post office Coldwater. Washburn, Lauren, farmer. Webb, Charles, farmer, post office Goldwater. Winans, William, farming. Winans, Joseph, farming. Wilcox, William, farming, post office Goldwater. Wilcox, Jedediah, farmer, post office Goldwater.

Page  205 UNICN CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. Wortz, Conrad, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wilcox, Lewis, farmer, post office Coldwater, Willis, William, farmer, post office Coldwater. Wagner, George, cooper, post office, Coldwater. Whitmarsh, Eber, farmer, post office Coldwater. Watson, Thomas, farming. Wainer, William, farming, post office Coldwater. Whitaker, William, farming, post office Coldwater. Whitaker, John D., farming, post office Coldwater. Whitaker, Albert A., farming, post office Coldwater. Z Zuver, Milton B, farmer. MORRIS CARPENTER, AND FURNITURE DEALER. South Side High Street, Union City. A large variety of Coffins and Caskets constantly on hand. A Fine Hearse always in readiness. A new feature in the undertaking line, Shrouds of all kinds kept constantly on hand. FIIRST CLASS LIERY, ALE, iAND EED BAIRN BUSINESS PLACE RED BARN, South Side High Street, Union City, Mich. A. M. DRUMM & CO.

Page  206 206 UNION CITY &DVERTISEMENTS. THI, w IaCiFNIIF A LIVFE LOCAL PAPER. 1P'UBLI_,ShED1R A~T B3Y BOWEN1 & ]EASTON, In -connection with our newspaper establishment, we have one of the finest job oflices in the State, and are able to turn out as good work as any office in the country. FINE PRINTING MADE A SPECIALTY CM ADVERTISEMENTS SOLICTED.-If

Page  207 UNION CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. 207 J. SPENCER & SON, DEALERS IN PURR DRUt1 & HRMflALS FANCY TOILET ARTICLES, PAINTS, OILS, AND VARNISHES. Full Stock Dry and Mixed Colors Constantly on Hland. Cooley's Block, - - Union City), Michigan. YOUNGS & BUNDY, HORSE SHOEING, WAGON AN:D CARRIAGE IRONING AND ALIj KINDS OF REPAIRING, Done in a neat and workmanlike manner and on the shortest notice. UNION CITY, MICH., SOUTH SIDE EAST HIGH STREET. S. ID. CARPEENTER 1 MANUJFACTJRES CARRIAGES AND BUGGIES, WAGONS, SLEIGHS AND CUTTERS, AND ALL KINDS OF LIGHT WORK. EVERY VARIETY OF REPAIRING AND PAINTING DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH. SHOP ON EAST HIGH ST., SOUTH SIDE, UNION CITY, MICH.

Page  208 V08 UNION CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. A.. B. AIKEEN, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN LEATHER AND FINDINGS, BUFFALO ROBES, BUCK GLOVES No. 12 BROADWAY, ON EAST SIDE, UNION CITY, MICHIGAN. S The Highest market Price Paid for Hides and Skins. LEONARD & ANTISDALE, DEALERS IN STAPLE AND ANCY DRY GOODS YANKEE NOTIONS, READY MADE CLOTHING, GROCERIES, EAST SIDE MAIN STREET, TTJION OITTY, 1M3ICH:. CASH PAID FOR ALL KINDS OF PRODUCE.-O

Page  209 UNION CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. 209 MANUFACTURER OF ALL KINDS OF CARRIAGES AND WAGONS SLEIGHS, CUTTERS, &c. PAINTING AND REPAIRING OF ALL KINDS PROMPTLY DONE. ALL WORK WARRANTED TO GIVE SATISFACTION. EAST IHIGIH STREET, TNORTHI SIDE, Union City, Michigan. A.. IR. DTUIUJlZ, OFFICE AT THE RED LIVERY BARN, SOUTH SIDE HIGH STREET, TUIOnT 0CITY, EICoHH. H. CHASE, DEALER IN' BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, PERIODICALS, STATIONERY, WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, Pens, Ink,Writing Paper andEnvelopes. vSSZO QZTTr, XZ@OZ GAZ..

Page  210 /10 UNION CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. DE. J. D. SMITI:H, SUERGEON DENTIST INSERTED ON GOLD, SILVER OR VULAANIZED RUBBER When it is especially desired teeth will be inserted on DR. MOFFATT'S WHITE METAL, which is particularly adapted for lower dentures. Aluminum Plates prepared upon special request, which are lighter, more durable and agreeable than those of any other low-priced material. PARTICULAR ATTENTION PAID TO FILLING. In this department of his business the Doctor's long experience renders him unusually successful. Old teeth that have been given up as hopeless by other dentists arc restored to their normal condition of usefulness. Ulcerated gums and fbetid discharges are quickly healed under his careiul treatment. All diseases properly coming within the range of Dentistry will be carefully attended to and satisfaction guaranteed. Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas, prepared under the Doctor's own supervision, will be administered in cases of extraction when the patient desires. By this means the operation is rendered entirely painless and is attended by no unpleasant consequences afterward. D Don't fail to call on the Dr. when you visit Union City.

Page  211 UNION CITY AND TOWNSHIP. UNION CITY AND TOWNSHIP. UNION Township is bounded north by Calhoun county, east by Girard, south by Batavia and west by Sherwood. Union was first settled by J. G. Hammond and Esquire Mosely in 1833; also Martin Barnhart who built the Cookush Mills at Hodunk, afterwards burned. In 1836-8 Esq. Case, Buel, Hawley, and others settled in this township. Union is watered by the St. Joseph and Coldwater rivers, and was heavily timbered with walnut, whitewood, beech, maple, etc., and has a deep rich soil, but owing to the heavy timber the improvements progressed but slowly for many years. The Hon. Ezra Bostwick, one mile southwest of Union City, has a large and valuable farm, and although his buildings may be called old style, they are numerous enough to be called a country villa. Union has the advantage over all other towns in the county, having the best water privileges, and consequently has better facilities for manufacturing. Now having the Michigan Air Line Railroad completed through the town, giving her advantages which she will ot be slow in accepting. Union contains the village of Orangeville, (or Hodunk) it has a public house, post office, one general store, blacksmith shop, a flouring mill five stories high. This mill was erected by Roland Root of Coldwater, in 1847. There are two saw mills on Coldwater River between Orangeville and Union City. Union City is on the Michigan Air Line Railroad, thirteen miles nortwest of Coldwater, a flourishing village, third in size in the county. It contains a saw mill and flouring mill, a large foundry on the spot where stood the old smelting works for the manufacture of iron ore obtained from the town of Butler. Should the water-power be fully developed Union City will be, ere long, the first manufacturing town in Southern Michigan. It contains three churches, several fine brick blocks and others in process of erection, two hotels, carriage shops, blacksmith shops, offices, etc., a union school building of five departments, and many fine residences. The U;nion City Register, a weekly journal lately enlarged

Page  212 212 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. and improved, is published by Bowen & Easton, young men well qualified for the positions they occupy. Union City has a population of 1,035, Union Township 1,102. UNION CITY OFFICERS. PRESIDENT -E. BOSTWICK. TRUSTEES-J. C. LEONARD. J. B. TUCKER, E. BARBER, D. R. COOLEY, S. H. NYE, WILLIAM KENNEBROOK. CLERK-J. T. LEONARD. MARSHAL-A. P. WEST. STREET COMMISSIONER-SINDELL MORRELL. CHURCHES. CONGREGATIONAL-Main street, E. G. Chaddock, pastor. METHODIST-Ellen street, L. M. Bennett, pastor. BAPTIST-Sanders & Corbin's Hall, Rev. Mr. Pack, pastor. EPISCOPAL-Ellen street, S. W. Frizbie, pastor. BOARD OF EDUCATION. J. D. ZIMMERMAN, MODERATOR. S. H. NYE, DIRECTOR. EDWIN LEE, H. F. EWERS, HIRAM CRISSY, CHAUNCEY SAUNDERS. SOCIETIES. INDEPENDENCE LODGE, I. O. G. T.-Meets every Monday evening. CHARLES WELLESLEY, W. C. T. C, 1B. KNIGHT, S. W. F. H. MOSELY, W. S. UNION CITY LODGE, No. 28, F. & A. M.A. B. AIKEN, W. M. M. F. BUEL, J. W. E. MCDONALD, SECRETARY.

Page  213 UNION CITY BUSINESS LIST. 213 UNION CITY CHAPTER, No. 53, R. A. M.H. F. EWERS, H. P. RODNEY SIMONS, KING. W. H. KERR, SCRIBE. G. W. BUEL, SECRETARY. UNION SCHOOL. PRINCIPAL-FRAXNK D. NEWBERRY. GRAMMAR DEPARTMENT-MISS JENNIE FLINT. INTERMEDIATE-MRS. M. C. PRATT. PRIMARY-MISS NORA WOOD. UNION CITY BUSINESS LIST. A Aiken, A. B., boot and shoe dealer, Broadway. Aiken, George T., boot and shoe dealer, east side Broadway. Abbey, L. C., bakery, west side Broadway. ARMSTRONG & LEWIS, dry goods, clothing, east side Broadway. B Boyce, James, boot and shoe maker, Broadway, south of River. Batchelder, Mrs. E. A., millinery and dressmaking, Ellen. Bailey, W. H., carriage trimmer, north side High. BUEL, BOWEN & CO., bankers. Bostwick, Ezra, propr. saw mill, J. R. Hurlburd, manager. CARPENTER, MORRIS, furniture dealer and undertaker, south side High. (see advt.) CORBIN & TUCKER, general merchandise, east side Broadway. CARPANTER, S. D., carriage and wagon maker, south side High. (see advt.) CHASE, H. H., jeweler, in Leonard & Antisdale's store. (see advt.) Crissy & Spring, hardware, stoves, etc., 1 masonic block. Crocker & Watkins, general merchandise, Broadway. 15

Page  214 *14 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Carpenter, R,. furniture dealer, Broadway. Chevis, Misses, millinery and dressmaking Broadway. Crissy, Hiram, groceries and crockery, 2 masonic block. D) DARRIN, G. L., blacksmith, Broadway, south of River. (see card.) DRUMM, A. M., farrier, High. (see advt.) DRUMM, A. M. & CO., livery, west High, south side. (see advt.) Dennison, Carlos, cooper, south of River. E Ewers, H. F., physician and surgeon, west side Broadway. Ewers, H. F. & C. E., drugs and medicines, west side Broadway. Hill, A. L., boot and shoe maker, west side Broadway. L Lantz & Macy, proprs. Union City Mills. Lee, E. L., harness, saddles, etc., cor. Broadway and Charlotte. LEONARD & ANTISDALE, insurance agents. LEONARD & ANTISDALE, general merchandise, east side Broadway. (see advt.) LUSK, S., carriage and wagon manufactory, north site High. (see advt.) Merrifield, William C., meat market, Broadway. Marble & Loomis, meat market, Ellen. McCLELLAN, WILLIAM, photographer. (see advt.) Morrill, M., hardware and groceries, east side Main. MERRIFIELD, M. A., attorney at law. Morehead, D. B., sash, doors, blinds, etc., south of River. Morrill S. & Co., grocers, cor. Broadway and Ann. Matthews, Miss E. J., millinery and dressmaking, over Spencer's drug store. Macy, J. W., physician and surgeon, over Aiken's store. Nye, S. H., foundry and machine shop, south of River. Olney, Mrs. L. E., millinery, over Leonard & Antisdale's.

Page  215 UNION CITY BUSINESS LIST.,15 Perry, E., Postmaster. Robinson, H., barber, Broadway. Rowell & Seymour, billiard hall. S Saunders & Corbin, boots and shoes, and groceries, west side Broadway. SMITH, J. D., dentist, masonic block. (see advt.) SPENCER, R. & SON, drugs and medicines, Broadway. (see advt.) Titlow Bros., livery, Broadway, near River. Union City House, J. J. Freemyer, propr., cor. Broadway and High. UNION CITY REGISTER, Bowen & Easton, proprs., third story Cooley's Block. (see advt.) Undertaker's Agency, C. W. Crocker, agent. W Whiting, C. M., groceries, Broadway, near High. Weeks, A. J., homeopathic physician. WELLSLEY, CHARLES, tailor, east side Broadway. Wemple, Silas, carpenter and builder, shop south of River. Wellman, J. D., M. D., physician and surgeon, Broadway. Watson, Miss Nellie, dressmaker, over Leonard & Antisdale's. YOUNGS & BUNDY, blacksmiths, south side High. (see advt.) Z Zimmerman, J. D., wagon and blacksmith shop, north side High.

Page  216 216 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. UNION CITY VILLAGE. A. Aiken, A. B., boot and shoe merchant, cor. Fenton and Broadway. Avery, R., farming, High. ANTISDALE, JAMES S., dry goods merchant, Charlotte. (see adv.) Aiken, George E., boot and shoe merchant, High. ARMSTRONG, W., dry goods merchant, bds. Ellen. B Blackwell, Louis, mason, west of Main on county line. Bostwick, Ezra, prop. mills, cor. Main and Charlotte. Buel, M. F., farmer, Hammond. Buel, Mrs. widow, Hammond. Barber, E., farmer, Hammond. Barton, Isaac, mason, High west of Main. Bennett, Rev. Mr., clergyman, cor. High and Ansfield. Burnham, William, carpenter, cor. High and Park. BOWEN, JEROME, banker, High west of Park. Buel, William, patent right dealer, High west of Ann. Boice, James, shoemaker, Crane east of Broadway. Blossom, L., drayman, Broad. BUEL, GEORGE W., banker, Ellen. Buel, Darius, retired carpenter, Main north of Charlotte. Bowson, J. L., laborer, south of High. Brown, Clark, bds. at W. W. Rowel's. Bennett, Andrew, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Boyer, Joseph, carpenter, Charlotte. BUNDY, CHARLES 0., blacksmith, Charlotte. (see advt.) Brown, William W., carriage painter, Charlotte. Brown, James A., carpenter, Charlotte. Bailey, William, carriage trimmer, Charlotte. Booth, Albert, laborer, bds. Broadway. Buel, S. D., carpenter, Broadway. Brown, W. H., carpenter, Ann.

Page  217 UNION CITY VILLAGE. 217 C CORBIN, HORACE, merchant, cor. High and Ansfield. Chivvis, John, butcher, High. Coddington, Mrs. E., widow, High. CHASE, H. H., joiner, Broad. Cleveland, E., carpenter, over Crocker & Watkins' store. Cooley, D. R., retired merchant, Main bet. Mosely and county line. Chaddock, E. G., clergyman, north end John. Campbell, O. C., builder, cor. John and Hammond. Carpenter Volney, blacksmith, Hammond. CARPENTER, MORRIS, cabinet maker, High east of Main. (see adv.) CARPENTER, SAMUEL D., wagon maker, High east of Main. (see advt. ) Clark, I. W., retired merchant, High. Carpenter, Richard, furniture dealer, cor. High and Ansfield. CORBIN, HENRY, merchant, Ellen. Crissy, H., grocer, Charlotte. Church, David, retired grocer, Charlotte. Corbin, Samuel, merchant, Charlotte. Chaffee, Henry, harness maker, Ann. Chaffee, George, farming, Ann. CROCKER, CHARLES W., dry goods merchant, bds. Broadway north Cong. church. Crissy, H., (Crissy & Spring, hardware,) Ellen. Chase, H. H., jeweler, township. Cook, David, laborer, Woodruff. D Dodge, E L, carpenter, north end Main. DRUMM, ANDREW, LIVERY, High. (see advt.) Dennison, Marvin, cooper, Woodruff. Dennison, Charles F., cooper, Woodruff. DARRIN, G. L., blacksmith, Ellen. (see advt.) Dodge, H. S., wagon maker, Ellen. Decker, W. T., carpenter, Charlotte. Dupue, Isaac, laborer, Charlotte. Dorsy, William, porter, Union City Hotel. Drumm, William, retired livery keeper, Ellen. Ewers, H. F., physician, Main north of Charlotte.

Page  218 218 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY Eddy, Sherman, joiner, Crane south of St. Joseph. EASTON, DAVID J., pub. "Union City Register," Ellen. (see advt.) Ewers, Charles, druggist, bds. Broadway. Engle, N. B., wagon maker, Ellen. Ehle, A., teamster, Coldwater road.:F Fitzgerald, Dorr, physician, cor. St. Joseph and St. Mary. Frisbie, S. W., clergyman, Ellen. French, Hull, blacksmith, Charlotte. Freemyer, J. J., prop. Union City Hotel, cor. Broadway and High. Freemyer, George, manufacturer spring beds, Union City Hotel. C0 -Graham, Ellis, painter, bds. at C. Lusk's. Griffin, Merritt, joiner, Crane south of St. Joseph. Garnsey, J., carpenter, cor. Woodruff and St. Joseph. Gorman, S., carpenter, St. Joseph. Gorman, Daniel, laborer, Woodruff. Gifford, David, farmer, Charlotte. Hawley, Mrs. Martha, Hammond. Hulzworth, George, blacksmith, bds. at C. Lusk's. Hulzworth, John, blacksmith, bds. at C. Lusk's. Haymaker, Frank, blacksmith, west end High. Hawley, Asa, farmer, Broadway. Hammond, Barney, retired physician, Broad south of Felton. Henderson, Charles, harness maker, St. Joseph. Hudson, George, stone mason, south end Woodruff. Hall, William, carpenter, Park. Haymaker, George, mason, Ellen. Haymaker, James, laborer, Ellen. Harvey, James H., mason, Charlotte. Hills, A. L., shoemaker, Broadway. Hurd, William P., retired physician, Main north of Cong. church. JJeffrey, Joseph, laborer, Hammond. Johnson, M. E., tailor, Broadway. Johnson, Charles, carriage painter, Mosely.

Page  219 UNION CITY VILLAGE. 219 Johnson, Francis, laborer, Charlotte. Johnson, Jonathan, retired merchant, Charlotte. Judd, Leroy, manufacturer of sash, doors, etc., Coldwater road. EM Kinnebrook, William, cor. High and Ansfield. 3L Leonard, Joseph C., farmer, Main north of Charlotte. LEONARD, JAMES T., (LEONARD & ANTISDALE, MERCIHIANTS,) Hammond. (see advt.) Lusk, Cyrus, wagon maker, High east of Main. Leigh, Spencer, wagon maker, bds. at C. Lusk's. Lock, Carpenter, cooper, Crane. Lock, Dennis, cooper, Crane. Lemreaux, L., baker, south end Woodruff. Lee, George, farmer, St. Joseph. Lusk, Ira, laborer, Charlotte. Lee, E. L, harness maker, Charlotte. Leach, C. D., carpenter, Charlotte. LEWIS, SAMUEL, dry goods merchant Lincoln, L. G., retired farmer, Ellen. Loomis, L. A., (Marble & Loomis, meat market,) Broadway. LUSK, SILAS, wagon maker, cor. Ellen and Hellen. (see advt.) Marble, Albert, butcher, Main. Mosely, William, retired merchant, Main north of Cong. church. Morehead, D. B., prop. sash factory, Hammond. Morrell, M., grocer, Hammond. Moore, James, painter, bds. at C. Lusk's. Merritt, George, butcher, High, west end. McCall, John, wagon maker, west end High. Macy, Dr., over Aikins' shoe store. Miller, J. F., stone mason, bds. Ellen. McDonald, E., carpenter, Charlotte. Morrell, S., grocer, Ellen. Marble, Albert, (Marble & Loomis, meat market,) Broadway. Mosely, William A., book-keeper, Main north of Cong. church. Mosely, H. B., farming, Main north of Cong. church. Merrifield, William C., butcher, Broadway.

Page  220 220 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Macy, J., physician, Broadway. MERRIFIELD, M. A., lawyer, bds. at Union City Hotel. McCLELLAN, WILLIAM M., photographer, bds. at Union City Hotel. (see advt.) Nichols, Samuel, laborer, St. Joseph. Norton, John W., works in foundry, cor. Broadway and Ellen. Nye, S. H., prop. foundry, Ellen. Newberry, Frank D., teacher, John. Norton, John W., Jr., carpenter, Broadway. Nece, Jacob, tailor, Charlotte. 0 Olney, William A., carpenter, north end John. Olmsted, George, painter, Charlotte. IP Peck, Mrs. Eliza, housekeeping, west end High. Peck, Mrs. Emeline, housekeeping, Broadway. Paiyne, Thomas F., painter, Crane. Pratt, I. R., dry goods clerk, Charlotte. Palmer, John, farming, Broadway. Parks, John D., moulder, Hellen. Parks, George F., moulder, Charlotte. Parks, Charles, shoemaker, Charlotte. PERRY, EDWIN, postmaster, Broadway. Parmele, William M., veterinary surgeon, bds. at Titlow's. Ripley, S., carpenter and joiner, cor. Mary and Mosely. Rogers, D., physician, High west of Main. Robinson, Henry, barber, High west of Park. Raymond, Lewis, blacksmith, Crane. Ranieu, Frank, laborer, Broad. Rowe, L. W., mechanic, St. Joseph. Rowell, W. W., laborer, Broadway. Redout, Thomas, carpenter. Renew, William, farming, Broadway. Rowe, Elmer, saloon keeper, Charlotte. Rowell, Jared, billiard hall, Charlotte. Rubottom, Lawrence, retired farmer, Charlotte.

Page  221 UNION CITY VILLAGE. 221 Rowell, J. M., retired farmer, Broadway. Roe, Mason, livery, bds. at Union City Hotel. S Spring, Charles, hardware merchant. Seymour, Henry, tinner, north end Main. Smith, Mrs., Hammond. Schatenhoofer, S., wagon maker, bds. at C. Lusk's. Spafford, Levi, carpenter, High west of Ann. Slade, Cyrus, wagon maker, Fenton. Saulsbury, Daniel, laborer, west end High. Sweet, Ezra, painter, St. Joseph. Smith, S. A., blacksmith, Ellen. Spendlove, P., blacksmith, Ellen. Saunders, C. W., retired merchant, Ellen. Strong, Sylvester, retired farmer, Ellen. Still, Axie M., housekeeping, Ellen. Streeter, J. M., clerk dry goods, bds. High. SMITH, J. D., dentist, Ellen. (see advt.) Seymour, C., painter, Ann. Spencer, J., druggist, Ellen. Spencer, Willis, (J. Spencer & Son, druggists,) Ellen. T Tower, Isaac, carpenter, west of Main on county line. Tabor, Judson, carpenter, west of Main on county line. Truman, William, farmer, Park. Thayer, Eber, retired farmer, Ellen. TUCKER, JOHN B., dry goods merchant, Charlotte. Titlow, George, hotel prop., southwest cor. Broadway and High. Titlow, Charles, hotel prop., southwest cor. Broadway and High. Turner, J. W., farmer, Charlotte. TRICKEY, AUGUST F., barber, bds. Union City Hotel. V Vanornum, William H., horse dealer, High. Wemple, Silas, joiner, Main north of Charlotte. Whiting, Charles, grocer, Main north of Charlotte. Wier, J. J., painter, west end High. Watkins, Henry, produce buyer, Broadway south of race bridge.

Page  222 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Wemple, C. L., wagon maker, Fenton bet. Crane and Broadway. Wilburn, George, joiner, Broad south of Felton. Wolcott, Royal, farmer, Broad south of Felton. West, Hiram, farmer, St. Joseph. West, Oliver, farmer, St. Joseph. West, Henry, carpenter, St. Joseph. West, Solomon, laborer, Hellen. WeAt, Amos, farmer, Hellen. Ward, Harvey, carpenter, Charlotte. Warfield, L. K., farmer, Charlotte. WATKINS, E. M., dry goods merchant, Charlotte. Willman, John D., physician, Broadway. Weeks, A. J., physician, bds. at Union City Hotel. Wellesley, C., tailor, bds. at Union City Hotel. White, J. C., carpenter. Youngs, C. L., retired farimer, Hellen. YOUNGS, ADNA, blacksmith, Charlotte. (see advt.) z Zimmerman, Morris, retired farmer, Mosely. Zimmerman, J. D., blacksmith, cor. High and John. Zimmerman, Charles A., blacksmith, cor. High and John. UNION TOWNSHIP. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-J. D. ACKERMAN. CLERK-ESTES McDONALD. TREASURER-LORENZO G. LINCOLN. JUSTICEs-THOMAS B. BUEL, JEROME BOWEN, EDWIN PERRY, E. G. R. WAIT. -A Armstrong, Alfred, farmer. Andrews, Lewis, farmer.

Page  223 UNION TOWNSHIP. Alvord, O. J., farmer. Ackerman, John D., farmer, post office Orangeville. B Baker, O. S., farmer, post office Orangeville. Bonswell, James, farming. Buell, Thomas B., farmer. Buell, David L., farmer. Burkholder, Dennis, farming. Buell, Chauncey, farmer. Buell, Ira B., farming. Barden, William, farming, post office Coldwater. Beers, Almon, farmer. Burton. O, W., farmer. Botswick, Edward, farmer. Baker, Jasper, farmer. Barr, James, farming. Barnhart, Mahlon B., farmer, post office Coldwater. Bell, Enos, farmer. Bell, Charles, farming. Brown, William, ditcher. Bell, John C., farmer. Blazier, Peter, farmer. Blazier, E. S., farmer. Blazier, Henry, farmer. Brooks, Michael, farmer. Buell, John Q., farmer. Bellinger, Jeremiah, farmer, post office Coldwater. Burns, Patrick, post office Orangeville. Burns, Mathew, farming, post office Orangeville. Branker, Daniel, farmer, post office Orangeville. Blanchard, Alonzo, farming, post office Orangeville. Barnes, Samuel, laborer, post office Orangeville. Baker, Mary 0., housekeeping, post office Orangeville. Barnes, Ransom, lumber dealer, post office Orangeville. Bucknum, Isaac, farmer, post office Orangeville. Bemas, Moses, carpenter, post office Orangeville. Brown, Matthew, farming. Brown, C. M., farming. Bellard, Thomas, farmer. Bellard, Franklin, farming.

Page  224 ^4 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Burnet, Bishop, farmer. Bennett, Andrew, carpenter. Barnes, D. farming. Blazier, Jacob, farmer. Barnhart, John, farming. Burns, Addison, works in saw-mill. Burnett, Leander, farmer. Burnett, Austin, carpenter. Burnett, Charles L., farmer. Burnett, Horace, farmer. Brooks, A., farmer. Burton, E. D., carpenter. Baker, Ira, farmer. a Carr, Alexander, retired miller, post office Coldwater. Colby, Price, teamster. Case, Cyrus, farmer, post office Coldwater. Case, Henry, farming. Case, Willie, farming. Case, Elbert, farming. Craw, I. B., farmer. Clay, I. J. R., farmer. Coddington, Reuben, farmer. Clifford, Ira, farmer, post offce Coldwater. Case, Martin, farming. Case, Edmond, farmer, post office Coldwater. Cranston, S. P., farmer. Champney, Charles W., farming. Covey, Valentine, farmer, post office Coldwater. Chapman, E. S., farming, post office Orangeville. Curtis, Charles, farmer, post office Orangeville. Curtis, E. W., farmer. Chapman, William, farming. Covey, R. W., carpenter, post office Coldwater. Covey, Allen, stone mason, post office Coldwater. Cady, Prosper, farming, post office Coldwater. Cornell, Job K., farmer, post office Coldwater. Cornell, W. L., physician, post office, Coldwater. Clesat, John, farming, post office Orangeville. Cuyler, Eunice, housekeeping, post office Coldwater. Cuyler, James, farming, post office Coldwater.

Page  225 UNION TOWNSHIP. Cuyler, Ezra, farming, post office Coldwater. Cuyler, Mathew, farming, post office Coldwater. Cuyler, Hiram, farming, post office Coldwater. Carr, John, farming, post office Orangeville. Cartwright, William, farmer. Chivvis, Edmond, teamester. Corbin, S. B., farmer. Chase, William, farmer. Chase, E. S., farmer. Carey, H. H., farming. Casier, James, works in saw-mill. Casier, Dennis, works in saw-mill. Cobb, Truman, farmer. Casier, Abel S., farming. Cain, John, farmer. Cain, Daniel, retired farmer. D Darlin, David, farming. Davis, A. J., farming. Day, Clarisa E., housekeeping. Day, R. L. farming. Day, R. A., lumber dealer. Dupue, Ira, farmer. Decker, John I., farming, post office Orangeville. Downs, Harrison, farmer, post office Orangeville. Downs, M. B., engineer in mill, post office Orangeville. Dennison, L., farmer. Dennison, E., retired farmer. Dennison, 0. W., farmer. Demott, A. C., farming. E Eddy, John R., carpenter. Eddy, Joseph, blacksmith. 3F Filkins, Arthur, farming, post office Coldwater. Feller, Edgar, farmer, post office Orangeville. Ferguson, Elijah, farmer. Faurot, Thomas, farmer, post office Ccldwater. Fellows, Sylvester, post office Orangeville. French, M. W., carpenter.

Page  226 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Finton, George, farmer. Feller, Edwin, carpenter. Groesbeck, Daniel, farmer. Gibbs, Philip, farmer. Geddes, M. G., farming. Gee, William H., carpenter. Grove, Hannah, housekeeping. Gillen, George W., farmer. Gillen, Dennis, farmer. Gillen, Josiah, farmer. Gibson, John, carpenter, post office Coldwater. Gillet, Lcvi, farmer, post office Orangeville. Griffin, Clark, farming. Griffin, Henry, farming. Griffin, Nelson, farmer. Griffeth, Austin, proprietor Hodunk mill, post office Orangeville. Gifford, R. J., farming. Garmon, John T., farming. H: Hayner, Parker, farmer. Haight, Sidney, farming. Hubbard, Thomas R., farmer. Hubbard, Thomas W., music teacher. Hubbard, George A., farming. Hull, M. C. farmer. Hubbard, William R., farmer. Hull, Amanda, housekeeping. Hull, Alfred, farming. Hull, N. E., farming. Hawley, Stephen, farming. Hawkins, Lucius, farming. Hubbard, Russell, farmer, post office Orangeville. Hathaway, Josiah, mason. Haynes, John S., farmer, post office Coldwater. Hawley, Asa, farmer. Hammond, Barney, retired physician. Huyks, David, proprietor mill, post office Orangeville. Hosmer, Charles, farming. Hosmer, John, farming. Harsh, Adam, farmer.

Page  227 UNION TOWNSHIP. Harsh, William, farming. Hawley, David B., farmer. Hawley, Charles, farming. J Johnson, Henry, farmer. Jacobs, Lysander, carpenter. Jacobs, George H., carpenter, post offite Coldwater. Jacobs, Charles L., painter. Johnson, Ezra, farmer. Johnson, James D., farmer. Johnson, James K. P., farming. Johnson, M. E., tailor. Johnson, C. E., carriage painter. Johnson, John, farmer. Johnson, Elias, laborer. Kilburn, Elijah, farmer. Kidney, John P., farming. Knapp, Charles, farming. Knowls, Martin, farmer. Knowls, Adelbert, farming. Kenknight, Edward, farmer. Kenknight, Charles, farmer. Knowlton, William, farmer. Kosine, George, farming. Kessler, Aaron, carpenter. Kyte, Chester, farmer, post office Orangeville. Knapp, William, carpenter. Kellogg, Smith M., broom-maker. King, Joel, farmer. Kidney, Lewis, laborer. L Lincoln, Charles, farmer. Lincoln, Caleb, retired tailor. Lincoln, 0. L., farmer. Lee, William G., farmer. Lawler, Robert, farmer. Lahymn, Joel, farmer. Lahym, Sophronia, housekeeping. Lahym, Willard, carpenter.

Page  228 228 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Lee, S. B., farmer. Lee, Seymour, farmer. Lee, George, farming. Lee, Oliver. Low, Charles, farmer. Lossing, Martin, blacksmith, post office, Orangeville. Lossing, S. H., hotel keeper, post office, Orangeville. Lossing, William H., farming, post office Orangeville. Lyon, A. J., farmer. Lawrence, George H., farming. Losy, Albert, farmer. Lusk, Elias, wagon maker.:M~ Merrit, Robert, farming. Martin, J. T., farmer. Maxfield, M. B., farmer. More, William C., farmer. More, David W., farming. Mitchell, David, farmer. Mitchell, B. L., farmer, post office Coldwater. Mitchell, Newton, farmer, post office Coldwater. Merritt, Gilbert, farmer. Morrell, Jeremiah, farmer. Morrell, Curtis, farmer. Morrell, Oliver, farming. Morse, H. C., famer. Merritt, E. F., farming. Martin, J., farmer. McDaniels, James, farmer, post office Orangeville. Miles, Reuben, shoemaker, post office Orangeville. Mack, Joel, farmer, post office Orangeville. Mack, Thomas, farmer, post office Orangeville. Mann, Ann L,, housekeeping. Morey, A. B., farmer, Morehouse, Harriet A., housekeeping. Manville, Levi, farmer. Maxfield, Charles T., farmer. MT Newman, Henry, farmer. Nichols, William, farming.

Page  229 UNION TOWNSHIP. Nelson, Benjamin, farmer. Norcott, J. D., laborer. 0 Osborn, Isaac, farmer. Osborn, Samuel G., farmer. Olds, H. H., manufacturer of lumber. Osborn, John W., farmer. Osborn, W. T., farmer. Olds, Truman, farmer, post office Orangeville. Olds, Jesse, farmer. Olds, Philander, post office Coldwater. O'Rouk, Patrick, farmer. Olds, Joseph, farmer, post office Orangeville. Ogden, Daniel B., farmer. Ogden, Lyman, farming. Olney, Enoch, stave manufacturer. Olmsted, Walter, farmer. Olmsted, H. P., farmer. Olds, William, farming. Olds, Frederick, farmer. P Perry, Adelbert, farming. Pratt, Elijah, retired physician. Peck, Julius, farmer. Parker, Ransom, carpenter. Putnam, Myron, carpenter. Putnam, Joseph, farmer. Preston, Hanibal, farmer. Putnam, George L., farmer. Potter, George, farmer. Potter, William, farming. Parker, William, S., farmer. Pickard, Otis, peddler. Palmer, George L., farmer. Perry, Charles C., farmer, post office Orangeville. Packard, Staly, farmer, post office Orangeville. Perry, J. B., farming, post office Orangeville. Price, D. F., in saw-mill, post office Orangeville. Philips, John, farmer, post office Orangeville. Price, James R., farming. Peck, Emeline, housekeeping. 16

Page  230 MSO BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Payne, Thomas F., painter. Prindell, William, farmer.:R Reynolds, Reuben, farmer. Reynolds, Elisha, farming. Rolins, Wesley, farming. Ranspott, Henry, farming. Richards, Jacob, farmer. Randolph, E. F., farmer. Randolph, John F., farmer. Randolph, W. F., farming. Reynolds, James, laborer, post office Coldwater. Robinson, Lafayette, farmer. Ripley, James, carpenter, post office Orangeville. Richard, Harvey, farmer. Richard, James, farmer. Rusco, Laura P., housekeeping. Ripley, Asa E., carpenter. Roff, John T., blacksmith. Rogers, William B., proprietor mill, post office Orangeville. Roe, Samuel, retired farmer. Roe, A. C., farmer. S Shaub, Philip, farming, post office Orangeville. Smith, William, farmer. Strong, P. P., farming. Studley, J. D., farming. Swain, Albert, farmer. Swain, Charles E., farmer. Stair, James, farming. Smith, Charles, farming. Sweep, J. B., farmer. Smith, Solomon, farmer. Smith, Philip, farming. Smith, Z., farming. Sisco, Henry, farmer. Sisco, William, farmer. Sisco, Albert, farming. Smith, Charles A., carpenter. Sillsbury, J. G., farming.

Page  231 UNION TOWNSHIP.21 231 Scovill, John M., farming.. Sullivan, J. C., farmer.. Swift, Lyman, farmer. Swift, P. S., farmer. Swift, 0. 0., farmer. Swift, Geralvin, farming. Spafford, Christopher, farmer, post office Orangeville. Swan, L~. ML, farmer, post office Orangeville. "Sullivan, Armfarming, post office Orangeville. Swan, Orrin, farming' post office Orangeville. Swan, A. J., farmer, post office Orangeville. Simpson, William, farmer, post office Orangeville.. Sharts, Charles, -grocer, post office Orangeville. Speaker, Jacob, farmer, posto~ffice, Orangeville. Seliwood, Charles, carpenter. Seliwood. Edmond, farming. Smith, Elwin, farming. Shelden, William F., farmer. Scott, E. 0., farmer. Snow, Samuel, farmer. Stafford, Hosea, farming. Stafford, Charles, farming. Swan, Merrick, farmer.. Ti Talbot, L. B., farmer. Trear, Henry, farmer Trear, George, laborer. Trear, John, farming. Tyler, George, farmer. Troutman, D. B., farmer. Troutman, William G., farming.. Troutm an, John P., farming. Troutman, J. F., farming. Thorpe, George, farmer, post office Orangeville. Talbott, James, farmer.. Tyler, George D., carpenter.. VanDuser, James, farmer.. Vosburg, James R., farmer. VanGorder, John B., farmer.

Page  232 BRANCH COUNTY DIREOTORY. Vosburg, John G., farmer. Vanschorck, Joseph, farmer. *w Willson, Hazzard, farmer. Wood, Aaron, farmer. Walsworth, Loren, farmer. Whitney, H. T., mason. Whitcomb, Harvey, farmer. Whitcomb, Harvey, jr., furnace moulder. Whitcomb, Stedman, farming. Wixson, Timothy, farmer. Warren, Stephen, farmer. Warren, F. D., farming. Wells, John M., farmer, post office Goldwater. Wells, M. H., farming. Wright, John,Hfarmer, post office Coldwater. Wright, Frank, farming. Wamsley, William C., farmer, Wilder, A. H., blacksmith. Wells, Theodore, farmer, post office Goldwater. Ward, Abner, farmer. Williams, Samuel, farmer. Whitcomb, C., retired farmer. Wiler, Joseph, farmer, post office Orangeville. Worth, Charles, farmer, post office Orangeville. Wiggins, F. B., miller, post office Orangeville. Wait, E. G. R., farmer, post office Orangeville. Warden, Ezekial, farmer. Warren, Leonard, farmer. Wheeler, John M., farming. Whitmore, Burt, miller, post office Orangeville. Wetherall, Noah, farming. Wetherall, David, farming. Winters, D. P., farming. Welks, Christian, farming. West, John, farmer.. West, John, P.,

Page  233 MATTESON TOWNSHIP. 233 MATTESON TOWNSHIP. MATTESON is bounded north by Sherwood, east by Batavia, south by Bronson, and west by St Joseph County. Matteson was settled in 1831, by Robert Watson and Abamantha Culver, (father of the Hon. J. H. Culver). Mr. Matteson, from whom the township derives its name, settled on the west bank of Matteson Lake. In 1836 there were many added to the number, among whom were Messrs. Corson, Johnson, Hiram Gardner, Esq., and others. Matteson is mostly timbered land and oak openings, with an extensive morass or wet prairie lying along the inlet and outlet of Matteson Lake. It contains much valuable farming land, and the last few years show much improvement in farming and farm buildings. Matteson Center contains the Town House and a school house. The post office is located at the head of Matteson Lake, where is also a steam saw mill, general store, blacksmith, and shoe shop. The lake is abundantly supplied with fish, and is visited by many parties during the season. The population of Matteson numbers 1,200. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-SAMUEL B. CORSON. CLERK-MARTIN E. SAWINS. TREASURER-ROBERT E. COPLAND. JUSTICEs-PHILETUS SHAW, G. S. BURNETT, CHARLES BATHRICK, A. J. RICHARDSON. A Allen, John Q., blacksmith. Alger, William, farmer.

Page  234 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Alger, Charles, farming. Alger, Isaac, farming. Arnold, A. C., farmer. Arnold, William L., farming. Ash, George, farmer. Ambs, Joseph, tanner. Adams, Amos, farming. Anderson, Alexander, farming. 3B Bennett, Harrison, carpenter. Bennett, Susan C., housekeeping. Bennett, C. C., farmer. Burnham, E., invalid. Brown, George C., farmer. Blossom, Emery, farming. Beam, Jacob, farmer. Beam, Peter, farmer. Bathrick, E. C., engineer in milL Bathrick, Charles, prop. saw mill. Bathrick, Edgar, in saw mill. Bradley, Leroy, on railroad. Burgan, Edwin, farmer. Baker, John, farmer. Burnett, G., farming. Baxter, Chauncey, farmer. Beach, Samuel H., farmer. Baker, Christopher, farmer. Brown, Erastus, farming. Blathrick, Spencer, wagon maker. Burt, N. 0., farming. Blair, George F., painter. Bennett, John, farmer. Burkholder, Peter, farmer. Bennett, James M., farming. Benedict, Bentley, farmer. Benedict, A. R., farming. Burnham, Sarah A., housekeeping. Brower, Joseph, farmer. Baldwin, Monroe, farmer, post office Bronson. Barnes, Orrin, farming, post office Bronson.

Page  235 MATTESON TOWNSHIP. 2S5 Ballou, Jemima, housekeeping, post office Bronson. Blass, Charles, farmer, post office Bronson. Benton, Byron, farmer, post office Bronson. a Chapman, Amos, farmer, post office Bronson. Chapman, Lester 0., farming, post office Bronson. Carter, John, farmer, post office Bronson. Corson, S. B., farmer. Corson, Samuel L., farming. Corson, A. H., farmer. Corson, S. W., farmer. Corson, Aden, farming. Cushman, D. V., farmer. Colwell, C., farming. Copeland, Robert, farmer. Cross, Huron, farmer. Cross, Volna, farmer. Connet, Stephen, farming. Clater, Joseph, farming. Culver, J. H., farmer. Culver, A., farmer. Culver, Oliver, farmer. Coster, John, farming. Colton, Benjamin, laborer. Conn, George C., wagon maker. Culver, Orris, farming. Corvard, John, farmer, post office Bronson. Cushman, Donald, farmer, post office Coldwater. Chapman, L. 0., farming. Corson, D., farmer, post office Bronson. Corson, E. M., farming. Clay, C., farmer. Clay, Benjamin F., farming. Chamberlin, William G., farmer. Carlile, J., farming. Case, Willis, farmer, post office Bronson. Cunningham, James, farmer, post office Bronson. Cunningham, William, clerk, post office Bronson. Carter, Chauncy, farmer, post office Bronson.

Page  236 S86 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. iD Dunn, Thomas, farmer, post office Bronson. Dunn, C. S., farming, post office Bronson. Dupoe, Cornelius, farmer, post office Coldwater. Denoils, M., peddler. Denoils, George B., farmer. Davis, James, farmer. Dupes, Henry, farming. Deharsh, George, farmer. Douk, B. J., cooper. Dennison, H. T., farmer, post office Bronson. Dupes, Edgar, farming, post office Bronson. Dethrick, Charles W., farming. Dean, Jacob, farming. Decker, J. W., farmer. Decker, George E., farming. Danes, Ezra, farmer, post office Bronson. Dennison, William H.,farmer, post office Bronson. Davis, Mary, housekeeping.:E Ellis, E. C., farming. Eberhard, J. S., farmer. Eberhard, Nathaniel, farming. Eberhard, Henry, farming. Eberhard, John G., farmer. Eberhard, Henry, Jr., farming. F Flint, Oliver, farmer. Fisk, James, farming. Fisk, Mary J., housekeeping. Fisk, A. D., farming. Fulton, George W., farmer. Farrand, James W., peddler. Frederick, J., farmer. Frederick, Samuel, farming. Frederick, George W., farming. Faxon, E. S., farmer. Faxon, Henry farming. Fordham, Solhon, farmer.

Page  237 MATTESON TOWNSHIP. 237 Fredericks, Henry, farming. Filkins, William W., farmer. Fisk, E. C., farmer. Forbes, Ephraim, farming, post office Bronson. Grawbadger, A., farmer. Guin, Benjamin, farmer. Gardner, Hiram, farmer. Gardner, Samuel, farming. Guthrie, E. J., farmer. Gray, I. N., farmer. Gray, James, farming. Gardner, Amos, farmer. Gray, A. P., farmer, post office Bronson. Gills, David, farmer. Humphrey, Leroy, farmer, post office Bronson. Hawn, Thomas, farmer. Hoyt, William, farmer. Hoyt, Thompson, farmer. Hackett, Hiram, farmer, post office Bronson. Hollister, A. N., farmer. Hand, Elijah, farming. Haynes, N. A., farmer. Hunt, A. B., farmer, post office Bronson. Haight, John, farmer, post office Bronson. Hoag, R. G., farming. Hibbard, Elmer, farming. Hawley, Nelson, farmer. Hswley, John, farming. Hazzard, Enoch, farmer. Hull, Francis, farming. Hogoboon, John, farmer. Harris, J. L., farmer. Henry, Julius, farming. Hagenbaugh, C., farmer. Hoppen, Curtis, laborer. Hendrick, Alvey, farming. Hazen, Earl, farmer.

Page  238 288 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Hemmenway, F., laborer. Hamilton, Charles, farming. Hammond, John, farming. Hammond, W. H., farmer. Ide, Horatio, farmer. JC Johnson, James 0., farmer. Johnson, Homer F., farming. Johnson, R. 0., farming. June, Nelson, farming. Judd, J. C., farmer. Jump, Erastus, farmer. Jackson, J. D., farmer. James, William T., farmer. James, Henry, farming. Johnson, David M., farmer, post office Bronson.:K Kent, George, farmer. Keyes, George, farmer. Kissinger, Jacob, carpenter. L Lockwood, Charles, farmer. Lyster, Reuben, farming. Lowry, Catharine, housekeeping. Lowry, William, farming. Lytle, James, farmer. Lytle, Rolla, farming. Lewis, L. K., farming. Lyter, Michael, farmer. Lyter, Joseph, farmer. Lyter, Henry, farming. Lyter, Jacob, farmer. Lyter, Jacob, Jr., farming. Lyter, George, farmer. Lilly, Samuel, farmer, post office Bronson. Lilly, Henry M., farming, post office Bronson. Lindley, Lovica, housekeeping, post office Bronson. Lyon, Charles W., farmer.

Page  239 MATTESON TOWNSHIP. 239 Mills, Adolphus, farming, post office Bronson. Monroe, Jesse, farmer, post office Bronson. Meradith, Jesse, farmer, post office Bronson. McNall, Henry, farming. Miller, William R., farmer. Miller, Hudson, farmer. McLean, Hector, farmer. McLean, Judson, farming. Mingus, James, farmer. Mingus, Jonathan, farmer, post office Coldwater. Mingus, Asa, farmer. Mingus, James, farming. Mingus, Daniel, farmer. Mingus, Danforth, farming. McCarty, Curtis, farmer. McCarty, William M., farmer. Markham, William M., farmer. Monroe, Alvin, farmer, post office Bronson. Myers, Michael, farmer. McCrea, John, farmer. McCrea, Isaac, farmer. Mills, Adelbert, farmer, post office Bronsou. Mason, Tyler, farmer, post office Bronson. 1*T Nash, E. B., manufacturer of lumber. Noyes, C. H., farmer. Northway, S. P., farmer, post office Bronson. 0 Orcutt, J. N., carpenter. Orcutt, D. L., retired grocer, Olin, David, farmer. Ormsby, E. T., farmer.:P Purdy, John, farming, post office Bronson. Panless, John, farming. Palmer, Henry, farmer. Palmer, William, farming.

Page  240 240 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Powles, Selah, farmer. Price, Joel, farming. Price, John C., farming. Philips, C., farmer. Parham, A. V., farmer, post office Bronson. Parker, O. W., agent for lightning rods, post office Bronson. Pond, William, farming, post office Bronson. Paul, Thomas, works on railroad, post office Bronson. Peck, William, farmer, post office Bronson. Perkins, William, farmer, post office Bronson. Quear, Amanda, housekeeping, post office Bronson. Quear, Charles, farming, post office Bronson. Ruple, N. S., blacksmith, post office Bronson. Richardson, A. J., farmer, post office Matteson. Relyea, S. B., farming, post office Bronson. Reynolds, Francis, farmer. Reynolds, William F., farming. Robins, Harriet, housekeeping. Roseberry, William, farmer. Roseberry, Jacob, farmer. Roseberry, George W., farmer. Read, Charles, in saw mill. Rudd, L., farmer. Russell, J. H., farmer, post office Bronson. Rich, D. F., farmer, post office Bronson. Rice, George C., farming. Rudd, Smith, farmer, post offiee Bronson. Root, William H., farming, post office Bronson. Rupie, Amasa, farmer, post office Bronson. Roe, David F., farming, post office Bronson. Robinson, Peter, farmer, post office Bronson. Robinson, Madison, farmer, post office Bronson. Rickard, George, farmer, post office Bronson. S Smith, A. H., farmer, post office Bronson. Sawins, Louisa, housekeeping, post office Matteson.

Page  241 MATTESON TOWNSHIP. 241 Sawins, Isaac, manufacturer of lumber. Sawins, M. E., blacksmith. Shanks, Hiram, farmer. Sands, Edward, farmer. Simons, S., retired farmer. Smith, Seth, farmer. Stafford, John W., in mill. Stailey, Andrew, farmer. Stailey, Daniel, farmer. Stull, Solomon, farmer. Smith, O. R., farming. Smith, Daniel, farming. Shilts, Jackson, farmer. Sands, A. N., carpenter. Smith, N. S., farmin,. Smith, George W., farming. Shaffmaster, George, farmer, post office Bronson. Shaffmaster, John H., farmer, post office Bronson. Shaffmaster, Fritz, farming, post office Bronson. Shaw, Philetus, farmer. Stephens, A. B., farmer, post office Bronson. Stephens, Silas, farmer, post office Bronson. Shaw, Noah, farmer, post office Bronson. Shemmel, David, farmer, post office Bronson. Shed, David, farmer, post office Bronson. Smith, Emanuel, farmer. Stull, L., farmer. Shaw, P. P., farmer. Squire, John M., shoemaker. Snyder, E. A., farming. Shaffmaster, Henry, farmer, post office Bronson. Snyder, S. W., farming, post office Bronson. Snyder, George, farming, post office Bronson. Scales, Isaac, farmer, post office Bronson. Saunders, Sanford, farming, post office Bronson. T Thompson, C., farmer. Tillotson, C. C., farmer, post office Bronson. Taylor, Seymour, farmer. Trumbell, Amasa, farmer.

Page  242 242 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Trumbell, Charles, farmer. Turner, John W., farmer. Tilton, George W., farmer. Truce, Benjamin, farmer. Tillotson, James, farming. Turner, Ashley, farmer. Thompson, Charles, farmer, post office Bronson. Thompson, A. H., farmer. Thompson, M. J., farming. Thurston, A. G., farmer, post office Bronson. *V Vanderhoof, Peter, farming. Vroman, Feter, retired farmer. Vanderhoof, Alvin, farmer. Vreeland, Lyman, farmer. Vrouian, C., peddler. Vroman, Charles, farming. Vroman, Peter, retired farmer. Van Vorst, C. C., farmer, post office Bronson. w Warner, E. M., farmer, post office Bronson. Waite, Harry, farming, post office Bronson. Winon, Joseph, farming. Washburn, Daniel D., farmer. Wattles, A. F., farmer. Worts, Jacob, farmer. Webb, Joseph, farmer. Walbert, Nathan, farmer. Wightman, John M., shoemaker. Watson, Robert, farmer. Whitmore, Oscar, farmer. Watson, James D., farmer. Ward, Julius, farming. Wattles, Wallace, farmer. Whitmore, J. R., farmer. Wellington, William H., farming. Williams, James, farming. Wilcox, L. E., farmer. Whitman, Henry, farmer.

Page  243 SHERWOOD TOWNSHIP. Waite, Henry, farming. Warner, Mark B., farmer, post office Bronson. Warner, George S., farmer, post office Bronson. Waller, Lewis, farming. Welch, George, farmer, post office Bronson. Welch, Zalmon, farmer. SHERWOOD TOWNSHIP. SHERWOOD is situated in the northwest corner of Branch county, is bounded north by Calhoun county, east by Union, south by Matteson, and west by St. Joseph county. Sherwood was settled in 1836, by Hon. Isaac D. Beall, Mr. Studley, and others. It contains much fine farming land, well watered by the St. Joseph River, and crossed by the Michigan Air Line Railroad and like Union was heavily timbered. Sherwood is mostly settled by people from New York and New England, who, accustomed to hardships, have not been afraid of them here, and the township, heretofore somewhat secluded and seldom visited except by some venturous book agent, colporteur, and the tax-gatherer, has at last been made to bud and blossom like the rose. The Railroad recently built will add much to the value of real estate in this township. Sherwood has a population of 1,091. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. SUPERVISOR-LORING P. WILCOX. CLERK-CLARK C. LAKE. TREASURER-HORACE O. LEE. JUSTICES-BESBEE, HENRY, ISAAC D. BEALL, IRA LAKE, L. P. WILCOX.

Page  244 244 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY, Ackley, A., farmer, post office Union City. Atwood, Hiram, farmer, post office Union City. Ansley, Perry, farmer. Ansley, Theodore, farming. B Brooks, Martin, farming. Blathrick, Lyman, farmer. Bond, Waitman, farmer. Burdue, Jacob, manufacturer of lumber. Blackwell, George W., mason. Barton, L., farmer. Bond, George, farmer. Bartlett, Chauncey, farmer. Bartlett, Arthur, farming. Bartlett, Charles, farmer. Breeson, Philip, farmer. Bennett, D. B., farmer. Bailey, Smith, farmer. Billings, Charles, farming, post office Union City. Buss, Daniel, farming, Buss, A., farming. Barton, R. M., farmer. Barton, Harvey, farmer. Barton, James, farming. Barton, Horace, farming. Bronson, Edward, farming, post office Union City. Burrows, Samuel, railroad laborer. Bukholz, John, railroad laborer. Buckley, A. G., blacksmith. Billings, N. A., farmer, post office Union City. Blackman, S. W., farmer, post office Union City. Blackmon, A. W., farming. Boughton, William W., carpenter. Bisbee, Henry L., farmer. Bond, George, farmer. Blossom, Benjamin, farmer. Blossom, William L., farmer. Beall, Harrison, farmer. Beall, Isaac D., farmer.

Page  245 SHERWOOD TOWNSHIP. 24s Bullock, Henry, farming. Bradt, James, farming. Barton, David, farmer. C Castor, U., farmer. Cross, Hiram, farmer. Colling'wood, William, farming. Carswell, E., farming. Carswell, Miles, farmer. Coddington, C. T., farmer. Coddington, Charles D., farming. Collins, Joseph, farming, post office Union City. Connelly, M., railroad laborer. Cole, Henry, farmer, post office Union City. Cole, Amos D., farmer, post office Union City. Clater, John, hunter. Crandall, Henry, farming, Union City. Carpenter, T. G., farming. Case, William P., farmer. ]D Davis, Henry E., farming. Davis, 0, J., farming. Davis, J. F., painter. Davis, J. J., farming. Davis, NWilliam T., farmer. Dague, Levi, farmer. Dague, Daniel, farming. Disbro, Daniel, farmer, post office Union City. Dunks, D. S., farmer, Union City. Dunks, William C., farming, Union City. Dunks, J. S., farming, post office Union City. Doubleday, Hiram, retired farmer, post office Union City. Doubleday, C. W., farming. Doubleday, H. M., farmer, post office Athens. Draper, Sidney, farmer. Draper, James L., farming. Douck, Samuel, farmer. Delamater, William, farming. Downing, John, farmer. 17

Page  246 246 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Downing, William, farming. Dorathy, George B., farming. Dane, Harvey, farmer, Dane, Joel, manufacturer of lumber. F Frantz, Simeon, farmer. Fasier, Robert, physician. Fry, Jacob, farmer. Fry, Lewis, farming. Fletcher, M. A., blacksmith. Fry, Henry F., farming. Fruger, C. A., farmer. Failing, Joseph, farmer, post office Union City. Failing, E., farming, post office Union City. Fisher, F. H., farmer, post office Union City. Fulton, John, farmer. Fulton, William D., farming. Fox, Hiram, farmer. Foster, Jacob, farming. Fredenburgh, M. F., farming. French, Francis, farming. Ford, Lucius R., farmer. Failing, Lavina, housekeeping. Guin, J. R., farmer. Geoning, George, farmer. Gilaspie, George, farming. Guin, James, farmer. Gahiel, John, farming. Gates, William, farmer. Graves, L. B., farmer, post office Union City. Graves, A. N., farming. Guest, Munson, farming. Griswold, A. H., farming. Gilton, John F., farmer. (Gains, George, farming. Goodrich, James, farmer.!Hugenbaugh, H., farmer.

Page  247 SHERWOOD TOWNSHIP. 247 Hazen, H. B., farmer. Hazen, Marion, farmer. Hazen, J., farming. Hazen, Frank E., farmer. Hazen, Hubert, farming. Howard, William, saw mill laborer. Hagenbaugh, F., laborer. Hagenbaugh, C., farmer. Henry, Warren, farmer. Hayes, James, railroad laborer. Hartford, N. F., cook. Hungerford, Hiram, farmer, post office Union City. Hungerford, Milton, farming, post office Union City. Henry, William, farming, post office Union City. Henry, Morris, farming, post office Union City. Harrington, Otis, farming, post office Union City. Holcomb, J. B., hunter, Havland, John B., farmer, Hatthorn, James, painter. Hall, Charles, farmer. Hibner, A., farming. Huper, William, farmer. Huper, James, blacksmith. Hives, George, farmer. Henry, Otis, farmer. Henry, Warren, farmer. I Isham, W. J., farmer, postoffice Union City. Isham, Edward, farming. JJ Jones, Henry, manufacturer of lumber. Jones, Isaac, manufacturer of lumber. Jones, Reuben, farmer. Jordon, William, farming. Jones, Catharine, housekeeping. Jones, John, farming. Jones, A., farming. Jones, George, farming. Jenks, Clinton, farmer.

Page  248 248 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY Jones, Smith, farmer, post office Union City. Johnson, F. R., farmer, post office Union City. Kimber, Robert, farmer, Klose, A. R., farming. Kline, Ephraim, farmer. Kline, Lewis, farming. Kilburn, S. L., farmer. Kline, Oscar, farmer, post office Union City. Kilburn, David, farmer. King, F., farming. Kellogg, Orsamus, farmer. Kingon, A. W., farmer. Kent, Daniel W., farmer. Lee, John W., physician. Lathrop, Ferdinand, farmer, post office Union City. Luther, Curtis, farmer, post office Union City. Libby, Thomas, farming, post office Union City. Letherberry, Calvin, farming. Letherberry, Lemuel, farming. Letherberry, Abel, farmer. Letherberry, James, carpenter. Lowry, J., farmer. Lucas, Joseph, laborer. Lock, Josiah, farmer. Lockhard, Martin, farmer. Lockhard, Thomas, farming. Leatherberry, Sinclair, farmer. Long, C., laborer. Little, L. D., farmer. Laubmann, A., railroad laborer. Lockhard, Edward, in saw mill. Lake, Ira, farmer, post office Union City. Lake, Clark, farming, post office Union City. Losey, John M., farmer, post office Union City. Lee, John R., farmer. Lee, Horace, farmer. Lee, P. P., retired farmer.

Page  249 249 SHERWOOD TOWNSHIP. Lee, Ira V., farming. Lee, Earl D., farming. Laird, George, farming. Long, Seldon, farmer. TM: Manning, Richard, farmer. Mastin, LH. A., farmer. Milligan, Hannah, housekeeping. Milligan, N. L., farming. Maxon, M. P., farming. McNelly, M., railroad laborer, post office Union City. Marion, Charles, railroad laborer. Munsell, Elijah, farmer, post office Union City. Maltby, Isaac, farmer. Moore, William, farming. Miller, Henry, farming, post office Union City. Mixon, Thomas, farmer. McCrary, A. C., farmer. McCrary, Leroy, farmer. McCrary, Frank, farming. Moyer, George, farmer. Newton, Nathan, farmer. 0 Olney, Henrietta, housekeeping, post office Union City. Osborn, George, farmer, post office Union City. Osborn, B., farmer, post office Union City. O'Harra, M., railroad laborer. Ottoe, E., railroad laborer. Olmstead, E., farming, Union City. O'Bryan, James, farming.:P Philo, William, farmer. Philo, William W., farming. Philo, Charles H., farming. Parsons, George, farmer, post office Union City. Park, A., farming. Pohrer, Simeon, in sawv mill.

Page  250 250 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Prentiss, Nelson, farmer. Palmer, T. F., farmer. Pierce, L. G., farmer. Palmer, Asa M., farmer. Palmer, W. C., farming. Palmer, J. Quincy, farming. Pierce, Cyrus M., carpenter. Pierce, Owen, farmer. Ryder, Silas, carpenter. Robins, Chester, farmer. Rumsey, Peter, farmer. Rumsey, Daniel, farming. Rogers, Lyman, farming. Riley, Daniel D., farming, post office Union City. Robinson, H. M., farmer, post office Union City. Renew, Andrew, farmer. Renew, Peter, farmer. Renew, John, farming. Robinson, William, farming. Russell, J. T., farmer. Robinson, E. T., blacksmith, post office Athens. Roe, M. E., farmer, Union City. S Sinclair, A., laborer. Sweet, Thomas, farming. Spencer, M. 0., physician, post office Union City. Studley, Warren, farmer. Studley, Lyman, farmer. Story, Isaac, stone mason. Stow, J., wagon maker. Saherhuig, John, railroad laborer. Spencer, I. P., farmer, post office Union City. Staunton, Edward, farmer, post office Union City. Spencer, W. M., farmer, post office Union City. Stanton, William A., farmer, post office Union City. Spencer, David, farming, post office Union City. Shaw, Benjamin, farmer, post office Union City. Shaw, George, invalid, post office Union City. Simons, R., farmer.

Page  251 SHERWOOD TOWNSHP. 8S1 Standiford, James, farmer. Sargent, M., farming. Sexton, George, farmer. Sweden, M. H., laborer. Swikert, Jacob, farming. Studley, Jerome, grocer. T Tillotson, Jeremiah, farmer. Thomas, John, farming. Thomas, Frank J., farmer. Thornton, Marcus L., farmer. Thayer, John, farmer. Thayer, William, farmer. Taylor, N. C., farmer, post office Union City. Tomlinson, Alexander, farmer, post office Union City. Tenney, Edwin, mason. T'aylor, Levi, farmer, post office Union City. Taylor, David, farmer. Tomlinson, John R., laborer. Tuttle, Theron, farmer, Travers, J. C., farmer. Vanduesen, M., farmer. w Williamson, James R., farmer, post office Union City. Waugh, William. Wolf, Nancy, housekeeping, post office Union City. W arner, F. M., post office Coldwater. Walker, Hiram, laborer. Williams, Byron, shoemaker. Williams, Byron, Jr., farming. Waugh, Ann, housekeeping. Waum, Martin, railroad laborer. Wells, John, farming. Watkins, F. C., farmer, post office Union City. Watkins, Vincent, farmer, post office Union City. Wilcox, L. P., farmer, post office Union City. Wells, Perry, farmer.

Page  252 BRONSON ADVERTISEMENTS. Wickham, Amos, farming. Wells, M. S., farmer. Wilcox, Dexter, farmer. Watkins, William, farmer. Wilcox, Newcomb, farmer. Wilcox, B. C., farmer. L. SANDERS, ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN, Gives Special Attention to the Treatment of Chronic Diseases ALSO DISEASES OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN. BRONSON,. - MICHIGAN. MILO CLA- ], DEALER IN Stoves, Nails, Iron, Steel, Cutlery and Shelf-Hardware, Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware, DRUGS, MEDICINES, PERFUMERY, ETC., ETC. BRONSON, 1MICHIGAN. I. D. HULL & SON, DEALERS IN CLOCKS, WATCHES, JEWELRY, Silver and Plated Ware, etc. Clocks, Watches and Jewelry Carefully Repaired, and Warranted. Bronson, Mich. R-Highest Prices paid for Old Gold and Silver.-a O. B. NICHOLS. C. J. KEYES. J. E. EARL. 0. B. NICHOLS& CO., MANUFACTURERS OF Hard-Wood Lumber, and Flour Barrel Heading. Mill near the Railroad Depot, Bronson, Michigan. E. A T 0 3 T', DEALER IN All Varieties of Cabinet Furniture, Bedsteads, Bureaus, Sofas, Common and Extension Tables, Spring Beds and Mattresses. Also Hinmen's Milk Safe. BRONSON, - - MICHICAN. I-Coffins, Ready-Made, or Made and Trimmed to Order, in Fine or Plain Styles. Hearse to accompany when desired.

Page  253 BRONSON ADVERTISEMENTS. 253 DEtME OS3 a; B:RO., DEALERS IN GHOIOI GROOERIES, PROVISIONS, WTI. BRONSON, MICHICAN. "iSCash paid for Produce. C. A. CUMMINGS, BOTANIC AND HYDROPATHIC PHYSICIAN. BRONSON, MICH. DR. L. D. FORD, ECLECTIC LHYSIO IAl, BRONSON, MICH. LUM AN W ARD, MANUFACTURER OP WAGONS, CARRIAGES, SLEIGHS, ETC. Repairing done on Short Notice. Mattison St., Bronson. C. H. POWERS, DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE AND PRODUCE N. Side Chicago St., Bronson, Mich. W. H. COMPTON, Attorney at Law, Conveyancer, Collecting & Ins. A't, Office in Rose's Block, Bronson, Mich. Particular attention given to Collecting and Securing Claims throughout Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana. References-Hon. James V. Campbell, Detroit; C. I. Walker, Detroit; Hon. W. L. Stoughton, Sturgis. A. N. FULLER, DEALER IN NEWS, POOKS, PTATIONERY, PROCERIES. YTC., BRONSON, MICHIGAN.

Page  254 254 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. BRONSON TOWNSHIP AND VILLAGE. BRONSON Township is bounded on the north by Matteson, east by Bethel, south by Noble, and west by St. Joseph county. Bronson was settled in 1829 by Joel Bronson, from whom the townhsip derived its name. Hon. Wales Adams, John G. Richardson and John Potter settled here in 1830. D. and A. Waterman in 1833. Mr. Wright, Rose, Alf. French and others came soon after this. Bronson, especially in and around the village, is remarkable for the nearness of the water to the surface precluding the possibility of having cellars under ground. Bronson was settled by very intelligent, enterprising men. Among whom are Mr. Rose, Messrs. Waterman, and the Hon. Wales Adams. Mr. Adams was originally from Massachusetts and came to Calhoun county when it was an unbroken wilderness, forded the Kalamazoo River at Kalamazoo, when there was but one log house in the place. He was then looking after a location to make his permanent home. This he found and settled where he now resides. He is widely known and highly esteemed. The old settlers have long known his worth and manly virtues. Bronson contains several steam saw-mills, is crossed by the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad, and hasan excellent market for all kinds of farm produce, at the thriving village by the same name. The village of Bronson contains a stave and lumber mill near the depot, which does an extensive business; a cooperage, foundry and machine shop, fine brick blocks and other buildings for stores, shops, and offices. One church, Union school building, a weekly paper, The Bronson Herald, ably conducted by Babcock & Son, several blacksmith shops, carriage and wagon shops, three hotels, and many fine residences. Bronson ships a vast amount of produce, and does an extensive business for a town of its size, having a population of -. Many are the quaint stories told about Mr. Bronson, the first settler before named. He acted as Territorial Magistrate for Branch. and St. Joseph counties. On one occasion a voluptuous widow, Allen by name, living at "Allen's Prairie," was about to marry as she became tired of living alone. Bronson being notified, went the 20 miles and married them, but, alas I one Squire Jones, of Jonesville, hear

Page  255 BRONSON TOWNSHIP AND VILLAGE. 255 ing of the marriage after dark, mounted his Indian pony and rode ten miles to Mrs. Allen's cabin. She had retired with her new made husband. Jones rapped, and Bronson, sitting by the fire drinking hot punch, bade him come in. Jones entered and excitedly said: " Bronson, what have you been about? you are out of your jurisdiction, this is Lenawee county. I am the magistrate. Mrs. Allen is not legally married, and I will contest it."' Mrs. Allen hearing this, came into the bar-room clad in the habiliments for sleep, and standing before the contending magistrates, with elevatad hands, she exclaimed: " Oh, dear! Squire Jones, what shall I do? My reputation is ruined. Can it be possible that I ain't properly married? " Jones replied, "Never mind Mrs. Allen, just stand up here and I will, for $10, marry you over again and make it all right." By this time her wedded lord made his appearance, and they did stand up, received the words pronouncing them man and wife from Squire Jones, who pocketed his $10, took something warming, and returned satisfied. No bills for divorce are on file in this case. Bronson Township contains a population of 1280. Bronson village 840. BRONSON VILLAGE OFFICERS. PRESIDENT-JASON SHEPHARD. CLERK-C. W. ALBERTSON. TREASURER-GEORGE WARNE. TRUSTEES-O. B. NICHOLS, D. MONROE, Sen., A. PIXLEY, HENRY POWERS, D. H. WHITAKER, CHARLES MOASE. ASSESSOR-O. B. NICHOLS. MARSHAL-SPELLMAN DENNIS. STREET COMMISSIONER-L. COREY. POUND MASTER-S. E. BENNETT.

Page  256 256 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. SOCIETIES. MYSTIC LODGE No. 146, F. A. M.MILO CLARK, M. W. SMITH RUDD, S. W. JOHN N. WARNE, J. W. W. E. HASTINGS. SECRETARY. Regular meetings Saturday, on or before full moon, at Rose Hall. SIROCK CHAPTER, No. 46 -MILD CLARK, H. P. I. HALL, K. B. H. POWERS, S. W. E. HASTINGS, SECRETARY. Meetings Wednesday, on or before full moon. CHURCHES. BAPTIST-Buchanan St., Gay, pastor. METHODIST-Services at Rose Hall, Chi. St., T. T. George, pastor. CONGREGATIONAL-Services at Rose Hall, Jno. R. Bonney, pastor. UNION SCHOOL. C. J. KEYES, DIRECTOR. DARIUS MONROE, MODERATOR. JASON SHEPHARD, TREAS. EDWARD BENTON, DAVID F. GATES, GEORGE W. HENDERSON. BRONSON BUSINESS LIST. A Abbott, H. C., proprietor Exchange Hotel, opp. Depot. Albertson, C. W., deputy P. M., Chicago St. B BURNS, W., Physician and Surgeon, office cor. Matteson and Fremont streets, south side.

Page  257 BRONSON BUSINESS LIST. 257 Barnard, L. E., Physician and Surgeon, Chicago street east, north side. Barnes & Teller, blacksmiths, Matteson street, north Chicago. BABCOCK, T. M. & CO., pubs. Bronson Herald, Chi. St., s. side. Besmar, Ira, Bellard Hall, Chi. street, south side. Babcock, C. G., proprietor Livery Stable, Matteson street, south Chi. Bennett, S. E., meat market, Matteson, south Chi. BENHAM, F. A., physician and surgeon, office and residence east Chicago, south side. BENTON, E. W., cooperage, north Matteson. a CLARK, MILO, dealer in hardware, drugs, etc., Chicago, south side. (see advt,) Clark, L. D., dealer in dry goods, Chicago, south side. COMPTON, W. H., lawyer, over L. A. Rose & Co., Chi. south side. (see advt.) Cummings, C. A., physician and surgeon, Rose Hotel. Compton, R., lawyer, over L. D. Clark's, Chicago, south side. 3D DUBENDORFF, E., groceries and crockery, Chi., s. side. (see advt.) Diver, Mrs., milliner and dressmaker, Ch., north side. DRIGGS & BRO., grocers, Chicago, south side. (see card.) Duffee, A. J., dentist, over Key's store, Chicago. Elliott, M. V., blacksmith, Matteson, north Chicago. Earl, W. W., billiard hall, Matteson, north Chicago. EATON, E., dealer in furniture, etc., Chi. north side. (see advt.) F FULLER, A. N., book store and news depot, Chi. n side. (see card.) FORD, L. D., physician and surgeon, office and residence Buchanan. (see advt.) FELLOWS, D. S., tailor, Chi. north side. (0 -Gilson, W. H., boot and shoe dealer, Chi. GILHAM, G. F., attorney at law, office over Power's store. Hull, J. D., jeweler, Chicago, north side. Henderson, Mrs. R. A., dealer in millinery, Chi. south side. Higgins, J. W., grocer, Chi. north side.

Page  258 25.3 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. KEYES, C. J., dealer in dry goods etc., cor. Chi. and Matteson. Knapp, F. & Son, dealers in boots and shoes, Chi. north side. L LAMOREUX, W., justice of the peace, Chi. north side. Marr, W. H., saloon and bakery, Matteson, n. of Chi. Morrill, M., (with L. A. Rose, general store) Chi. south side. Moase & Trigg, druggists and grocers, Chi. south side. NICHOLS, 0. B. & CO., manufacturers of lumber and headings, near depot. (see advt.) Norton, S. R., photographer, Matteson, south Chi. 0 O'Donnell, A., dealer in dry goods etc., cor. Chi. and Matteson. POWERS, C, & H., dealer in dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, etc., Chi. north side. (see card.) ML Rose, L. A., general store, Chi. south side. Reynolds, T. A., bakery, Chi. south side. S Smith & Kean, grocer, Chi. north side. SANDERS, L., eclectic physician, Chi. north side. (see advt.) Shepard, Jason, proprietor flouring mill, east Chi. SMITH, S. 0., proprietor Rose Hotel, cor. Chi. and Matteson. T Trickey, Arthur, barber and hair dresser, Chi. south side. K7" VAN EVERY, M., machine shop, east Chi. VAN EVERY, C. M., dealer in agricultural implements, east Chi. -w Warne, G. H., harness dealer, cor. Chi. and Matteson. Wheat, Joe, proprietor Bronson House, opp. depot.

Page  259 BRONSON VILLAGE. BRONSON VILLAGE. A. Abbott, H. H., proprietor Exchange Hotel, Railroad, opp. depot. Albertson, C. W., deputy P. M., Carey. Anderson, A. J., farmer, Ft. Wayne road. ANDERSON, WILLIAM, insurance agent, Washington. Adams, George Q., manufacturer of fork handles, Bronson House. Barnard, L. E., physician, Chi. Bennett, S. E., meat market, Corey. Babcock, C. G., proprietor livery stable, west Chi. BABCOCK, T. M., publisher "Bronson Herald," Buchanan. BABCOCK, C. C., publisher "Bronson Herald," Buchanan. Besmar, Ira, billiard hall, Chi. Barnes, W. S., blacksmith, Corey. Bartlett, Alonzo, carpenter, Chi. BENIIAM, F. A., physician and surgeon, east Chi. BENHAM, FRANK A., medical student, east Chi. Bonney, John R., clergyman, Bennett, E. G., miscellaneous, east Chi. Bowker, Henry C., constable, north Matteson. Brewer, William H., farming, bds. Rose hotel. Byrns, W., physician, res. and office cor. Matteson and Fremont. Bigford, Samuel, mason, Buchanan. Brower, John, miller, Winona. Benton, E. W., cooper, Fremont. Barnham, A., works at depot, Washington. Bartlett, J., cabinet maker, Buchanan. Birch, J., laborer, Buchanan. Bennett, Mrs., widow, Buchanan. Bennett, W., farmer. C Clark, L. D., merchant, Matteson. Clark, Milo, merchant, Matteson Cornell, James, carpenter, Chicago.

Page  260 S60 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Crowel, Chester, mason. east Chicago. Compton, R., lawyer, Chicago. Carpenter, L., mason, Winona. Cutting, Philander, carpenter. Clouse, George, carpenter, Railroad. Corey, L., corn. merchant, Matteson. Carney, John, proprietor saw-mill, Railroad. Cummings, C. A., physician, Rose Hotel. Compton, W. H., attorney at law, east Chicago. Crawford, Moses, carpenter, Matteson Cunningham, James, railroad laborer, Railroad. Cunningham, Mrs., widow; Railroad. Colman, Michael, railroad laborer, Railroad. Clark, Nelson, mason, Washington. Clark, Levi, teamster, Buchanan. Cole, W. M., drayman, Winona. Corby, John M., shoemaker. D Duffee, A. J., dentist, bds. at Rose Hotel. Dubendorff, E., grocer, Matteson. Dubendorff, H., clerk, Matteson. Divers, Susie A., milliner, Chicago. Driggs, E. J., grocer, cor. Washington and Fremont. Driggs, J. D., grocer, Buchanan. Dunn, Wesley, farmer, Chicago. DAVIS, JAMES H., MASON, Matteson. Daley, Mrs., north of Railroad. Drake, Mrs., north of Railroad. Drake, Daniel T., laborer, bds. Bronson House. Dunham, George, carpenter, Railroad. Dennis, Spellman, constable. Earl, J. E., farming, Matteson. Elliott, W. V., blacksmith, Matteson. Eaton, E., furniture dealer, Walker. Earl, W. W,, billiard hall. Ellis, N. G., general agent for mower and reaper, Fremont, Ellis, G. W., general agent for mower and reaper, Fremont. Fellows, William, salesman, Walker. Ferrill, Abel, peddler. Fuller, A. N., book and news dealer, Chicago.

Page  261 BRONSON VILLAGE. I' Field, Mrs. E., Chicago. Fellows, D. S., tailor, Walker. Fulkerson, Mrs. M., Walker. Falls, Mrs., Buchanan. Ford, Dr. L. D., eclectic physician, Buchanan. (s8e advt.) Filo, Elisha, butcher, Winona. Fowler, H., farmer, Fremont. Fulkerson, Albert, laborer, Bronson House. CGilson, W. H., boot and shoe dealer, Matteson, Gee, Monroe, mason, east Chicago. GAY, REV. E. 0., clergyman, east Chicago. Gilham, G. F., lawyer, east Chicago. Gilson, Xenophon, carpenter, Corey. Gibbins, D., works in mill, Railroad. Gibbins, A., carpenter, Railroad. Gibbins, John, carpenter, Railroad. Green, John, farmer, Fremont. Goodrich, Mrs. C., widow, Winona. Gocdrich, H., livery, Buchanan. George, Rev. T. T., clergyman. Higgins, J. W., grocer, Chicago. Hull, I. D., jeweler, Winona. (see advt.) Henderson, Mrs. R. A., milliner, Chicago. Horton, A. J., carpenter, west Chicago. Holbrook, D., bakery, south Matteson. Hammer, John, night watch, Walker. Hibbard, L. J., station agent, north Matteson. Howard, William C., machinist, north Matteson. Henderson, G. W., telegraph operator, Matteson. Hanks, George W., wagon maker, Matteson, Hicks, J. B., carpenter. Horton, William C., carpenter, Chicago. Hoag, Henry, laborer, north Matteson. Hopkins, N., works in mill, north Railroad. Howland, John, railroad laborer, north Matteson. Hayes, John, section boss, Railroad. Hyzer, Isaac, laborer, east of Lincoln. Hastings, W. E., proprietor saw mill, Buchanan. 18

Page  262 262 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. J Johnson, William, works in tannery. Jones, Loren, carpenter, east Chicago. Jump, Delos, jeweler, Corey. Jump, Benjamin, farmer, Corey. Jump, Charles, farmer, Corey. Jones, Nicholas, farmer, Corey, Keyes, C. J., merchant, Chicago. Knapp, F., dealer in boots and shoes, Buchanan. Knapp, Wells, dealer in boots and shoes, Buchanan. Kean, J. R., grocer, cor. Fremont and Winona. King, William, laborer, Bronson House. Keyes, James K. P., insurance agent. Keyes, Samuel, retired, Corey. Keeslar, J. B., principal union school, bds. Matteson. L LAMOREUX, WILLIAM, justice, Buchanan. Leet, Lucius, miller, Corey. Lloyd, John, works in mill, north Railroad. Marr, William H., baker, Matteson. Morrill, M., P. M. and merchant, Chicago. Moase, Charles, druggist, Matterson. Morrow, James S., miller, Washington. Miner, Austin, cooper, Chicago. McMillen, laborer, Walker. Morrison, William, depot baggage master, cor. Walker and Railroad. Millard, George, farmer, Matteson. Marshall, Samuel, laborer, Rose Hotel. Merriss, John, cooper, north Matteson. Meloy, John, peddler, north Matteson. Masters, George, works in Exchange Hotel, near depot. Monroe, D., jr., farmer, Washington. Meloy, William, railroad laborer, Winona Mehan, Owen, peddler, Lincoln. Moffitt, A. M., painter, Lincoln. Monroe, D., sen., farmer, Buchanan. NICHOLS, O. B., of 0. B. Nichols & Co., saw mill, Buchanan.

Page  263 BRONSON VILLAGE. 263 Nichols, R., farmer, east Chi. Nott, N. A., laborer, Lincoln. Nott, Henry, carpenter, Lincoln. 0 O'Donnell, A., merchant, Matteson. I, Pixley, Augustus, clerk dry goods. POWERS, CHARLES, GENERAL MERCHANT, Matteson. POWERS, H., GENERAL MERCHANT, Chicago. Patterson, John, carpenter, east Chicago. Peller, Jacob, milkman, Ft. Wayne. Porter, Charles, farmer, east Chicago. Palmer, Mrs., east Chicago. Pixley, I. F., carpenter, Railroad. Fixley, A., clerk, Chicago. Powers, B. H., insurance agent, Matteson. Page, Henry, carpenter, Matteson. Paul, William G., farmer, north Matteson, Perry, Robert, painter, Washington. Pixley, E., laborer, Winona. Potter, Peter, drayman, Buchanan. Powers, E., shoemaker, Rose Hotel. Philo, E. R., produce dealer. TL Rose, L. A., merchant, Matteson. Reynolds, T. A., baker, Matteson. Robinson, Luther, agent for lightning rods, Chicago. Robinson, George, peddler, Chicago. Reynolds, Alfred, farming. Ralph, Benjamin, teamster, east Chicago. Roberts, Mrs. L., east Chicago. Roberts, J., carpenter, Corey. Roberts. R., carpenter, Corey. Relyea, farming, Rose Hotel. Retter, James, ditcher, Rose Hotel. Rider, J., laborer, Winona. Robb, W. T., traveling agent, Lincoln. Root, Reuben, blacksmith, Exchange Hotel. S SMITH, S. 0., proprietor Rose Hotel, cor. Chi. and Matteson.

Page  264 264 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. SANDERS, L., eclectic physician, east Chicago. Smith, A. T., grocer, cor. Chi. and Winona. Shepard, J., proprietor flouring mill, Chicago. Shepard, A. M., engineer, Winona. SUTTERLIN, J., cabinet maker, east Chicago. Safford, Mrs., east Chicago. Stailey, Jacob, foreman railroad, Matteson. Scott, Henry, farming, Matteson. Stewart, John, laborer, Railroad. Schreffler, R., railroad laborer, north of Railroad. Smith, Joel, blacksmith, Railroad. Smith, Elijah, cooper, Washington. Sherwin, Mrs. E., widow, Winona. T Tuttle, Samuel, harness maker, Rose Hotel. Trigg, A. J., druggist, Corey. Trickey, Arthur, barber, south Matteson. Teller, W. H., blacksmith, Corey. THURSTIN, JAMES, farmer, Matteson. Thompson, S. A., laborer, north of Railroad. Turner, Allen, carpenter, Matteson. Thayer, John, railroad laborer, Winona. Trask, Henry, butcher, north Matteson. Trayer, Samuel, drayman, Washington. Trask, George, laborer, Buchanan. VanEvery, C. M., foundry and machine shop, Chicago. VanFleet, A. S., clerk dry goods, Corey. Vesey, James M., mason north Matteson. W Wheat, Joe, proprietor Bronson House, opp. depot. Warne, G. H., harness maker, Winona. Wood, Smith, justice, Chicago. Willey, J. C., farmer, east Chicago. Williams, H. B., proprietor shingle factory, Chicago. Whitaker, D. H., proprietor shingle factory, Chicago. Wagner, William, farmer, west Chicago. WARD, LUMAN, wagon maker, Walker. (see advt.) Welsey, Samuel, carpenter, Walker.

Page  265 BRONSON TOWNSHIP. 265 Welch, Martin, railroader, north of Railroad. Wilsey, G. W., teamster, north of Railroad. Ward, D. L., painter, north of Railroad. Wells, Mrs., widow, north Matteson. Wells, Benjamin, laborer, north Matteson. Williams, Simon Z., painter, Winona. Welch, Patrick, peddler, Winona. Winegar, T. P., carpenter, Fremont. Winegar, Thomas, musician, Fremont. WAITE, F. A., book agent, cor, Fremont and Buchanan. Winans, T. R., joiner, Buchanan. Whitman, B. H., clergyman. Wagner, George, farming, west Chicago. BRONSON TOWNSHIP. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS: SUPERVISOR-C. G. BABCOCK. CLERK-A. J. TRIGG. TREASURER-C. J. KEYES. JUSTICES-JONATHAN HOLMES, WILLIAM LAMREAUX, SMITH WOOD, HORACE WILLIAMS. Anderson, A. J., farmer. Anderson, Eli, farming. Allen, Orville, farmer. Armstrong, Stephen, basket maker. Akers, John, farmer. ADAMS, WALES, farmer, P. O. Allman, A, E., farming. Burr Oak. Anderson, H. A., farmer. B Berry, T. C., farmer, P. 0. Burr Brown, George, works in saw mill. Oak. Beardsley, Ezra, farming.

Page  266 266 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Berry, George, farmer. Bartlett, Samuel E., farming. Burket, George J., carpenter. Bassett, George, farmer. Blosser, Nicholas, farmer. Brooks, Charlotte, housekeeping. Bunn, James, farming. Blanchard, Albert, farmer. Brooks, Henry, farmer. Bekoski, M., farming. Blass, Michael, farmer. Blass, Jacob, farming. Blass, John L., farming. Bowman, V., farmer. Bacar, Joseph, laborer. Burch, B., farmer. Bradley, Donald, farming. Brown, H. N., farmer. Buys, Lucinda, housekeeping. Baldwin, Chester, farming. Baldwin, Newton, farming. Bowman, Geo., works in saw mill. Buys, Daniel D., farmer. Bowman, Wm., works in saw mill. Bessy, John W., farming. Bark, James, farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Brayman, Thomas, works on railroad. P. 0. Burr Oak. Bartholomew, Luther, works in saw mill. Brooks, William, farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Burch, B., farming. Baker, J., carpenter. Brower, George W., farmer. a Cyphers, Jared, farming. Cornell, M. G., farmer. Calkins, R., farmer. Chandler, O. E., farming. Canfield, C. F., farmer. Colwell, Clarinda, housekeeper. Cochensparger, Philip, farmer. Cochensparger, John, blacksmith. Clay, Benjamin, farming. Carpenter, George, farmer. Chester, J. H., farmer. Calhoun, Levi, farmer. Clouse, Daniel, farmer. Crawford, Levi, farming. Collins, Samuel H., farming. Conard, John, retired farmer. Cushing, Loomis, farming. Carrol, Michael, farmer. Carter, Daniel H., farming. Clipfell, Jacob, prop. saw mill. Crapt, William, saw mill laborer. Driggs, Mrs. F.A., housekeeping. Dorn, Bridgett, housekeeping. Dusenberry, Mrs. L., housekeep- Derthicks, Henry, cooper, P. O. ing. Burr Oak. Dreareski, A., laborer. Dunn, Michael, farming. Doijas, Michael, laborer. Dubendorf, John, farming. Dorr, Richard, farmer. ~33 Ellis, George, mason. Earl, Lewis, farmer. Eggleston, Henry M., farmer. Eggleston, Lyman F., farming.

Page  267 BRONSON TOWNSHIP.!67 Ellison, Ross, ditcher. Eggleston, Charles M., farmer. Eggleston, Hiram, farmer. Eggleston, Henry, farming. Eberhard, Daniel, farmer. Eberhard, William, laborer.:F Fox, J. E., farmer. Fuller, M., farming. Fuller, C. B., farmer. Fisk, Alonzo, farming. Filkins, Jerome, farmer. Fry, Wendall, farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Ferguson, George, farming. Fry, David, farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Faulks, Wi., farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Faulks, William H., farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Fry, Emanuel, farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Fitzgerald, William, farmer, P. O. Coldwater. Friesner, A. S., farmer. 0 - Gates, G. D., farmer. Garber, David, farmer. Green, James H., farmer. Gunthorpe, George, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Harrington, P. M., farming. Hine, J. H., farmer. Harris, H. N., farmer. Hart, Benjamin F., farmer. Hoyle, Seymour, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Hart, William H., farmer. Himebaugh, Aaron, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Himebaugh, Coin, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Himebaugh, Mary, housekeeping, P. 0. Burr Oak. Himebaugh, Daniel, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Himebaugh, Daniel E., farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Holbrook, E., farmer. Gregg, James H., farmer. Gregg, Charles, farmer. Gregg, John A., works in saw mill. Gregg, Delos, farming. EX Haack, E., laborer. Harkar, Samuel, laborer. Hopkins, Sarah, housekeeping. Hopkins, John, works in saw mill. Hamlin, E. G., peddler. Hamlin, S., peddler. Holbrook, S., farmer. Holbrook, Isaac, retired farmer. Hackett, Seth, retired farmer. Hackett, Jane, housekeeping. Husted, Henry, farmer. Holmes, Jonathan, farmer. Holmes, C. G., farmer. Holmes, Mrs. N. A., housekeeping. Holmes, John T., farmer. Hacket, A., farming. Hill, Austin, works in saw mill. P. O. Burr Oak.

Page  268 268. BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY Heshak, Frank, laborer. Hartwell, Alfred, peddler. Hennegan, Robert, farming. Haight, Stephen, farmer. Haight, Milo, farming. Johnson, B., farming. Hopkins, Amos, farmer. Hopkins, Orlo, in stave factory. Hamilton, C. A., farmer. Hamilton, Ned H., commer. ag't. Haight, Solomon, farmer. Johnson, James, railroad laborer. Johnson, James, railroad laborer. Kesler, Daniel, farmer. Keller, John, farming, P. 0. Burr Oak. Kehoe, Patrick, farmer. Kehoe, John, farmer. Kehoe, Frank, farming. Krupp, John, shoemaker. Kline, Jacob, farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Keullur, Henry, laborer. Kanark, Jacob, laborer. Lilly, Alfred, farmer. Luddres, D., farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. y.vnch, George, farmer. Lynch, Thomas, farming. Losenski, James, laborer. Lewis, Joseph, farmer. Lilly, W. S., farmer. Kosinski, Frank, laborer. Kozmerzak, Jacob, laborer. Kock, Peter, farmer. Kock, John, farming. Kavanaugh, Francis, farming. Kolasa, Andrew, laborer. Kolasa, Joseph, laborer. Kolasa, Stephen; laborer. Kline, Aaron, farmer. Kock, S., works in saw mill. Lewis, L. W., farmer. Lindley, E., farmer. Ladue, H. A., farmer. Latta, Frank, works in saw mill. Latta, David F., farmer. Latta, Moses, clock repairing. Latta, Aaron, farming. Mann, David, painter. Mapes, George L., farming. Morrell, J. F., farmer. Miller, A. T., farmer. Milliman, Asa, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Milliman, Jerome, farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Mathews, Timothy, farming, P. 0. Burr Oak. Murphy, John A., farmer, P. 0. Coldwater. Malava, Stephen, laborer. Malava, John, laborer. Monroe, Seth, farmer. More, John D., farmer. McKinney, Barney, farming. Munson, Harvey, farmer. Masted, Mary, housekeeping. Masted, William, farmer.

Page  269 BRONSON TOWNSHIP. 269 Miller, Minard, farming, P. O. Burr Oak. Miller, Stephen, farming, P. O. Burr Oak. Milliman, Palmer, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Noveroski, Thomas, laborer. Ochinski, Joseph, laborer. More, John, farmer. Malory, William, farming. Marsh, Clark, saw mill laborer. McDonald, James, saw mill laborer. Malory, Ransom, farming. Malory, Edmond, farming. Noveroski, V., laborer. 0 Osborn, James, farmer. Philips, John G., farming. Prain, Simeon, laborer. Pulman, J. E., farmer. Perry, Joseph, farmer. Putnam, Tunis, farming, P. O. Burr Oak. Post, Dudley, farming. Post, Gridley, farming. Putnam, Wiley, stone mason. Purdy, Charles E., farmer. Philips, A. F., teamster. Palmer, O. A., farming. Piatt, William, farmer. Pinney, Ansel, farmer. Pinney, Isaac, farmer. Pumbraugh, Jacob, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Quear, Peter, farmer. Quear, William, farmer. Quayie, J. W., farming. Russell, J. L., works in saw mill. Reid, Stephen, farmer. Russell, Nelson, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Russell, A. N., farmer, P, O. Burr Oak. Ruggles, James, farmer. Ruggles, Jas. F., dry goods clerk. Robleski, Jacob, farming. Roberts, R. M., carpenter. Rogusta, Joseph, farming. Rice, Otis, farmer. S Shaw, Alson, farming. Silverthorn, A. A., farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Shaw, A. M., farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Saunders, R., farming. Scales, Frank, farming. Sanford, Lyman, farming. Sheffield, George S., farmer. Sheffield, J. G., farmer.

Page  270 270 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Shook, David, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Shook, Eli, farming, P. 0. Burr Oak. Shook, William, farming, P. O. Burr Oak. Shook, Benjamin, farming, P. O. Burr Oak. Shook, Samuel, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Sindlinger, John, farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Shane, Esther, housekeeping, P. O. Burr Oak. Sayer, Zedekiah, farmer. Sanborn, Henry, laborer. Searles, C. C., farmer. Shaw, Erastus, farming, P. O. Burr Oak. Stephens, C. L., farming, P. O. Burr Oak. Shippy, Joseph, farmer. Stockwell, J. If., farmer. Slisher, John, farmer. Swift, E. W., farmer. Strachly, David, farmer. Smith, Michael, farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Sayer, George, farmer. Sayer, John, farmer. Scott, Henry, farming. Smolka, Lawrence, farmer. Shimshuski, George, farmer. Smith, William, farmer. Shepard, H. T., farmer. Smith, Joseph, farmer. Snyder, Charles B., farmer. Smith, John, farmer. Smith, Levi, farmer. Shaffmastcr, C., farmer. Snyder, A. G., farmer. Thurston, Robert, farmer. Tice, Daniel F., farmer. Thayer, Reuben, farming. Taggart, David, farmer. Taggart, Benjamin P., farming. Taggart, George D., farming. Taggart, Henry, farming. T Trickey, Levi, farmer. Thurston, Soloman, farmer. Teft, George W., farming, P. O. Burr Oak. Taggart, John, farmer. Teller, Stephen, blacksmith. Teller, Hudson, farming. Voct, Michael, laborer. w Wilson, William, farming. Walker, William, J., farmer. Worden, George C., farming. Workman, Henry, farming. Workman, Henry, farmer, P. 0. Burr Oak. Worden, E., farming. Whitaker, Benj., works in tannery. Williams, A. G., works in saw mill. Wheeler, R. M., farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Whitman, Wm. L., farmer, P. O. Burr Oak. Whitman, John H., farming.

Page  271 NOBLE TOWNSHIP. 271 Whitaker, Mahala, housekeeping. Whitman, Jacob, works in stave Whitaker, Wm. F., farming. factory. Walls, Henry, laborer. Young, S. E., farming. Yesh, Peter, farmer. NOBLE TOWNSHIP. NOBLE is bounded north by Bronson, east by Gilead, south by the State of Indiana, and west by St. Joseph county, being situated in the southwest corner of Branch county. Noble was first settled by Mr. Shane, in 1836, and in 1837 by John Curtis and others. It is watered by Prairie and Pigeon Rivers, passing through some good farming lands. It contains what has long been known as the Dutch settlement, for the reason that most of the settlers in that portion of the town came from Pennsylvania. They are an industrious people, having their farms in a good state of cultivation and raise large crops of wheat. Mr. Curtis also has a fine farm and is an active practical farmer. Noble contains several good school houses, and much interest is manifested in the education of the rising generation. Noble has a population of 758. TOWNSHIP OFFICERS. SUPERVISOR-ELISHA T. GARDNER. CLERK-C. R. SMITH. TREASURER-JOHN FULLER. JUSTICES-MOSES E. BOWDISH, JACOB TRAYER, JAMES S. WALKER. A Anglemyre, David, farmer. A nglemyer, Samuel, carpenter. Andrews, Geo., farmer.

Page  272 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY Bailey, Elisha, farmer. Blakeslee, Charles, farmer. Bushnell, E. B., farmer. Bushnell, Wm., painter. Butts, Harvey, farming. Bushnell, S. G., retired. Burgess, Lewis, farmer. Bogardus, Henry, farmer. Bowman, John C., farming. Berry, Abraham, farmer. Blosser, Abraham, farming. Berry, C. D., farmer. Blacksten, James, farmer. B Bowdish, Alphonzo, carpenter. Boyd, Edward, farmer. Bowdish, Moses S., farmer. Bowdish, L. N., farmer. Bowdish, Sylvanus, farmer. Bowdish, James W., farming. Barridge, Edmond, farmer. Burnsides, Wm., farming. Boyer, Margaret, housekeeping. Blanchard, David, farmer. Brooks, Isaac H., farmer. Brooks, Elizabeth, housekeeping. Blosser, I., farmer, P. 0. Bronson. Bochmer, Aug., works in saw mill. Bender, G., farmer, P. 0. Bronson. C Calhoun, Patience, housekeeping. Calhoun, Byron, farmer. Calhoun, Merritt, farmer. Cattell, William, farming. Curtis, John, farmer. Cleveland, Alburtus, farming. Coon, Christopher, carpenter. Cummings, Edwin, farmer. Cronsore, Lovina, housekeeping. Cuyler, Charles, farming. Chesley, Thomas, farmer. Chase, Christina, housekeeping. Chase, Chauncy. D Dupue, Henry, farmer, post office Davis, Jacob, farmer. Orland, Ind. Eckright, Nancy, housekeeping. Echner, Abraham, farmer.:P Friend, Jefferson L., farmer, office Orland, Ind. Fuller, John, farmer. Flanders, C. H., farmer, French, George, farmer. post Fry, Peter, farmer. Faust, Daniel, farmer. Fink, Levi, farmer. Fry, John, farmer. Fry, John, Jr., farming. C) Greiner, Jacob, blacksmith. Gross, William, farming. Gardner, Elisha T., farmer. Gardner, James M., farming.

Page  273 NOBLE TOWNSHIP. 273 Gardner, Norman, farming. Good, Isaac, farmer. Gibson, Stewart, farmer. George, John, farmer. Good, John, farmer. Houston, James W., farming. Holmes, William, farming. Hawley, Cyrus, farmer. Henderson, Mary, housekeeping. Hartwell, Charles W., carpenter. Hadley, Thomas, carpenter. Harley, Patrick, farmer. Hogoboom, C. T., farmer. Gross, James t., farming. George, Andrew, farming. George, James, farming. Grove, Francis, farmer. Grove, Wilson, farmer. Hamebauch, Daniel, farmer. Hamebauch, Emanuel, farmer. Hoyt, Justus, farmer. Hulderman, Abram A., farmer. Heltzer, Jesse, farmer. Heltzer, Adam, farming. Harts, D. A., farming. I Imhoff, Jacob, farmer. 3J Jones, Levi, farming. Jenkins, William, farmer. Kelso, John, farmer, post office Orland, Ind. Kelso, Those, farming, post office Orland, Ind, Kelso, J. T., farming, post office Orland, Ind. Keller, Jacob, farmer. Jones, Samuel, farmer. Jeffrey, Horace, farmer. Kelso, W. H., farming, post office Orland, Ind. Keesler, John B., farmer, post office Bronson. Knight, Isaac, farmer. Keller, Abraham, farming. Keller, Benjamin F., farming. L. Leworthy, William, farming. Lupold, John, farmer. Leddon, Elias, farming. Lilley, Jacob, farmer. Link, David, farmer. Link, Thomas, farming. Lemon, Jane, housekeeping. Lemon, George T., farming. Long, Simeon, farmer. Lane, John H., farmer. Lane, Frank H., farmer. Lilly, Daniel, farmer. Murry, Jerome, farmer. Myers, George, farming. Miller, James, farmer. Mallow, Peter, farmer.

Page  274 274 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. Morrill, Ichabod, farmer. Manwarren, David, farmer. Milliman, Seth, farmer. Mcleever, M., farmer. Mathews, John, cooper. Myers, David, farming, Mayer, John, farming. Mallow, William, farmer. Myers, Jesse, farmer. Mock, George, farmer. Mock, John, farming. Milliman, Wesley, farming. Morgan, Lafayette, farming. 0 Ovenhouse, James, carpenter. Purdy, Oliver. farmer. Quick, E. W., farmer. Roe, Samuel, farming. Rathbun, Peter, farmer. Rice, Alvah, farming. Robinson, George P., farmer. Rumseyt John, farmer. Ridenour, Amasy, farmer. Royer, Benjamin, farmer. Robinson, John A., farming. Robinson, Henry, farming. S Standiford, Joshua, farming. Standiford, A., works in saw mill. Standiford,V.T., works in saw mill. Smith, E. W., farmer. Smith, C. R, farmer. Summers, Peter, farmer. Summers, Jacob, retired. Stewart, Samuel, farmer. Stewart, Robert, farming. Stewart, Gibson, farmer. Snyder, John, farmer. Shinneman, Christopher, farmer. Sharp, Sheldon, farmer. Sharp, Dorr, carpenter. Sharp, Corodon, farmer. Stephens, Aaron, farming. Smith, Walter W., farmer. Snook, Jesse, farmer. Snook, Joseph, farming, Snook, Rufus, farmer. Swain, J., farmer, P. O. Coldwater. Stephens, Moses, basket maker. Swartz, William, farmer, post office Bronson. Swain, Jacob, farming. Smith, John C., farming. r Taylor, Oscar, farming. Teller, John, farmer. Trayer, Jacob, farmer. Trayer, George, farming.

Page  275 UNION CITY ADVERTISEMENTS. 275 Utter, Isaac, farming. -w Warren, Adam, farmer. Whipple, Miles N., farmer, post office Orland, Ind. Whipple, Caleb A., farmer, post office Orland, Ind. Whipple, Roman, farmer, post office Orland, Ind. Welch, Edgar A., farming. Walker, James I., farmer. Warner, John A., farming. Winters, Thomas, stone mason. Wheeler, Rufus C., carpenter. Weaver, William H., farmer. Ward, E. A., farmer. Weber, Daniel J., farming. West, James B., farmer. Willer, William S., farmer. z Zinn, Peter, farming. ---- MANUFACTURER OF ALL KINDS OF CARRIAGES AND WAGONS SLEIGHS, CUTTERS, &c. PAINTING AND REPAIRING OF ALL KINDS PROMPTLY DONE. ALL WORK WARRANTED TO GIVE SATISFACTION. EAST HIIGH STREET, NTORTTH SIDE, Union City, Michigan.

Page  276 276 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. BRANCH COUNTY WAR RECORD. BY CAPT. G. H. TURNER. THE echoes of Sumpter's guns had hardly died away, before the loyal North, roused to full appreciation of the national insult, sent forth her hardy sons to maintain the honor of her flag, and mete out justice to her haughty foes. Where all sprang to arms so simultaneously, welcoming the horrors of war and position of danger at the front, rather than inglorious and disgraceful ease at home, it is hard to individualize or distinguish those worthy actions which made a hero of every citizen soldier of the Republic. The State of Michigan was second to none in the instant arming of her people, and the steady blaze of patriotism that burned as the pure, steady and strong light of Freedom's beacon through the gloom of four years of war. Branch County sent Company "C" of the First Michigan Infantry, under the noble Butterworth, as her first offering, and on the disastrous field of Bull Run foreshadowed, in their baptism of fire and blood, how fully and completely the government could depend upon Michigan men. The First Battery of Michigan Artillery, (Captain, afterward General, C. O. Loomis,) was rendezvoused at Coldwater, recruited almost exclusively from men in Branch County, and the following was its roster of officers: Capt. C. O. Loomis, Lieuts. G. W. Van Pelt, F. E. Hale, and Roland Root. It left the State June 1st, for the seat of war in Virginia, and was with Gen. McClellan in his Western Virginia campaign, participating in the engagements of Greenbriar, Rich Mountain, and Elkwater. Being ordered west, it had the advance in routing the rebels from Bowlling Green; and the Adjutant General in his report says: " The First Michigan Battery saved the right wing of the Union army in the important action at Perryville, Ky." The brilliant part this battery took in the battles of Stone River and Chicamauga, and other hard fought fields, is well known to all readers of the history of our late war. At Chicamauga it suffered terribly, losing its brave commander, Capt. Van Pelt, and five men killed, eight wounded, and thirteen missing. Fortysix horses being killed or disabled, two of the guns, for want of infantry support, fell into the hands of the enemy. No battery of the war received prouder testimonials of service than "Battery A." It returned to the State July 12, 1865, and was mustered out at Jackson the 28th of the same month. Battery "D," Capt. Bidwell, although organized at White Pigeon,

Page  277 WAR RECORD. 277 belongs essentially to this county, as all of its officers and nearly all the men were from Branch County. It left the State December 9, 1861, for Kentucky, and the rolls showed the following roster of officers: Capt. Bidwell, Lieuts. J. W. Church, H. B. Corben, D. W. Sawyer and J. B. Fuller. On the 23d of November, 1863, it was furnished with 20-pound Parrot guns, and took position in Fort Negley, one of the principal works at Chattanooga, shelling the enemy on the 23d, 24th and 25th of November. It covered Gen. Hooker's advance up Lookout Mountain, and, on the 25th, the assault on Mission Ridge. November 1st, 1864, it was assigned to Redoubt Brannon, the flag redoubt of fortifications about Murfreesboro. From the 12th to the 15th of December it was engaged with Hood's forces in his movement against Nashville. Its battle flag is inscribed with the names of Hover's Gap, Chicamauga, Chattanooga, Mission Ridge, and Nashville. It returned to Jackson, Mich., July 22d, 1865, and was mustered out August 3d. Battery "F," Capt. Andrews, was organized at Coldwater, and left the State on March 3d, 1862, under the following list of officers: Capt. Andrews, Lieuts. L. F. Hale, N. S. Andrews, B. D. Paddock and George Holbrook. At Richmond, Kentucky, its infantry supports failing, after a stubborn resistance it met with the loss of its guns. Oct. 31st, 1863, one section was doing garrison duty at Bowling Green and the other at Mumfordsville, Ky. In January, 1864, it marched across the Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., suffering severely from intense cold and scarcity of rations and forage. On the 24th of April it was newly equipped, and was assigned to duty with the Twenty-third Army Corps. In May it joined the army of Gen. Sherman, and entered upon the Georgia campaign. At the battle of Resaca, on the 12th, it did splendid execution, and on the 9th, 11th and 14th shelled the enemy at Lost Mountain. Skirmishing daily, it took part in the action at Moss House, on the 23d. On the 24th lost three wounded at Kenesaw, and was engaged theist of June at Marietta. On the 8th of July it drove a rebel battery from position on the Chattahoochie River, capturing one of the enemy's guns. On the 11th assisted in driving the rebels out of Decatur, and on the 21st threw the first shell into Atlanta. It remained within 1,800 yards of the enemy, keeping up a constant fire till the 1st of August On the 4th was in the severe engagement of Utoy Creek. When Gen. Hood made his move upon Nashville, the battery returned to Chattanooga. In assisting Gen. Thomas at Nashville, it made a narch of sixty miles in thirty-six hours, and from the 12th to the 16th participated in the defense of this place. Being re-equipped, it left Nashville on the 19th of January, 1865, with Gen. Schofield's command, was transported by rail to Louisville, thence by steamer to Cincinnati, and then by rail to Washington, D. C. On the 19th of February it 19

Page  278 278 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. moved to Alexandria, and from there took transports for Fort Fisher, N. C., then Beaufort, and finally to Newbern. On the 3d of March the battery, with the Fourth Corps, engaged the enemy at Wise's Forks, and on the 21st arrived at Goldsboro, N. C. At the close of the war returned to Jackson, Mich., and was mustered out July 1st, 1865. Battery "G," Capt. Lanphere, although rendezvoused at Kalamazoo, was officered and recruited almost entirely from this county, and can be claimed by Branch County as fully as if organized within its limits. It left the State for Kentucky the 12th of February, 1862, under the following officers: Capt. C. H. Lanphere, Lieuts. R. M. Wilder, J. H. Burdeck, E. E. Lewis and A. Conklen. The battery saw much hard service in Western Virginia in 1862, but was soon ordered to Memphis, Tenn., and thence to Yazoo River, Miss. It took part in the battle of Chickasaw Bayou, December 28 and 29, losing eight wounded and two killed. In January, 1863, the battery moved to Arkansas Post, and assisted in taking that important point. In February and March it was at Young's Point and Miliken's Bend, La. In April, embarking on transports, it ran the blockade at Grand Gulf, and then took an active part in a series of engagements, with Gen. Grant, in his advance on Port Gibson. At Thompson's Hills, May 1st, it lost two killed and two wounded, was engaged heavily the 16th, at Champion's Hills, and on the 17th assisted in driving the enemy from Black River Bridge. On the 19th it arrived at Vicksburgh, and was among the first to commence an attack upon that place. It was actively engaged in the siege, and was present at the surrender on July 4th. On the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th it assisted in driving the enemy out of their fortifications in front of Jackson. After the fall of Jackson, proceeded to Carollton, La. Moving thence to New Orleans, embarked on the 13th November, 1863, for Brazos Santiago, Texas, and arrived on the 20th at Arkansas Pass. Disembarking on St. Joseph Island, it marched towards Fort Esparanza, on Matagorda Island, one section engaging the einmy. December 15th, crossed Pass Cavillo, and encamped on Decrow's Point. January 4th, 1864, proceeded to Indianola, Texas, engaging in several skirmishes. At Fort Esparanza embarked for New Orleans, and from there sailed on the 9th for Mobile Bay, and arrived at Fort Morgan Oct. 11th, and then took an active part in the siege of Mobile. From this point proceeded to Michigan, arriving at Jackson in August, 1865, and on the 6th was mustered out of service. The Ninth Michigan Cavalry was organized in the fall of 1862, in Coldwater City, and left for the South on the 18th and 20th of May, 1863. The muster rolls of the regiment contained 1,073 names. From Hickman's Bridge, Ky., it was ordered, on the 12th of June, in pursuit of Everett's guerrillas, overtook them at Triplett's Bridge, routed the

Page  279 WAR RECORD. 279 entire command, capturing many prisoners. On the 4th of July joined in the pursuit of Morgan, who was then raiding through Ohio and Indiana. A detachment of the regiment, in the first day's march, captured a rebel Lieutenant Colonel and fifty-one men. Arriving at Westport, Ky., the regiment was divided. The first detachment, embarking on the river, joined the forces of Gen. Hobson, overtook and engaged the enemy at Buffington Island, taking 500 prisoners, three pieces of artillery, and a large number of arms. The other detachment, receiving orders on the 24th to join in the pursuit, proceeded to Cincinnati by river, and thence by rail to Mingo Junction, on the Ohio River, marching through La Grange, overtaking Morgan, July 25th, near Steubenville, Ohio, and on the following morning succeeded in pressing him into a general engagement, which resulted, after a severe fight, in the complete route of his forces, with a loss of twenty-three killed, fortyfour wounded, and 305 prisoners-nearly double the number of men in the detachment. Returning to Cincinnati, it participated in General Burnside's expedition into East Tennessee, arriving at Knoxville September 3d. The command marched at once to Cumberland Gap, driving in the rebel pickets. A detachment entered the Gap, burned a large mill on which the enemy depended to a great extent for subsistence. The next day the rebel forces, 2,500 strong, with fourteen cannon, surrendered to the Union forces. Was engaged at Carter's Station, September 23d, Zollicoffer the 24th, Blue Springs October 5th and 10th, Raytown the 11th, Henderson's Station the 28th, marching in its five months of service nearly 3,000 miles Returning to Knoxville, engaged the enemy on Clinch Mountain, December 6th. On the 10th routed the enemy at Morristown. Was attacked, the 12th, at Bean Station, by Longstreet's infantry, and obliged to fall back upon Rutledge, acting as rear guard for the Union forces. Was engaged in constant skirmishing for two successive days and nights. On the 16th of January, moving from Dandrige, encountered the enemy in superior force, and was compelled to retire, with a loss of 32 killed, wounded and missing. Falling back via Strawberry Plains, reached Knoxville with scarcely horses or equipments enough to mount one-fourth of the command, having lost them by the severe duty they had been called upon to perform. Returning to Nicholasville, Ky., to refit, in May, 1864, was again in pursuit of Morgan. On the 12th again encountered their old enemy, at Cynthania, routing the whole force and taking 110 prisoners. It then took up its line of march to join Gen. Sherman, and reached Marietta, Ga., in August. On the 9th was assigned its position on the extreme right of Atlanta. Was engaged in a constant series of skirmishes during the siege, making one raid, under Gen. Kilpatrick, on the Montgomery railrja:l. Joining Kilpatrick's forces, took an active part in the march to

Page  280 280 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY the sea, enaging the enemy at Macon, Gordon, Louisville, Waynesboro, receiving the special notice of the commanding General in his report to the War Department, for the gallant charge made at the latter place. Reaching the vicinity of Savannah on the 12th, was detached for special service, to open communication with our fleet, and was the first regiment of Gen. Sherman's army to reach the sea. The march through the Carolinas was attended with constant skirmishing, and we have not space to chronicle the various actions the regiment took part in, by keeping Wheeler's and Hampden's cavalry at bay. They were heavily engaged at Aiken Solemn Grove, Averysboro, Bentonville, and Raleigh. It had the advance while pushing Johnson's forces at Chapel Hill, N. C., where the news of Lee's surrender reached the command, and a historian of that State says that "the Ninth Michigan Cavalry fired the last hostile shot of the war east of the Mississippi." The regiment reached Jackson, Mich., on the 30th of July, 1865, and was soon mustered out, having recorded on its battle flag fifty-seven enagements. Company " B," (Capt. Barrett,) 44th Illinois, was officered and recruited from this county; and though serving under the name of a different State organization, on many a hard fought field proved themselves worthy to be called " Michigan men," and carved for themselves a name our State may well be proud of. Many men from the county enlisted in other State regiments, and many regiments from our own State were largely made up from Branch County, among which we may mention the 11th, 17th, 19th and 28th Infantry, 1st Sharpshooters, and 4th and 5th Cavalry. The whole number of men furnished by Branch County during the war, exclusive of those serving in other State organizations, was 2,776. The Adjutant General, in his report to the Governor, says: "Michigan rejoices in the laurels gathered by the troops from other States, in common with her own, while gloriously and bravely battling with hers, as companions in arms on the same fields, and laments them as companions in death, falling side by side in the cause of their common country; and while she cheerfully extends to the Union troops in general her meed of praise and gratitude for their bravery in battle, and their devotion to the cause of freedom and free institutions, it belongs to her, in duty to her own troops, to award to them her especial grateful acknowledgment of her indebtedness to them for the eminent and honorable position which she has acquired among her sister States, in the prosecution of this war, in vindication of national freedom; and while she would not, by detraction from the meritorious and gallant services of other troops, exalt her own, still she is proud to say that no regiment of her gallant sons has, in a single instance, disgraced either itself or tarnished her honorable and bright escutcheon I but they have

Page  281 CAPT. MCGOWAN'S ADDRESS. 281 been found manfully fighting in the front rank on every field, and have been trusted and relied upon for efficiency in cases of emergency and great danger, and have been specially distinguished as possessing, in the highest degree, that characteristic so essential to success in wartrue courage." AN ADDRESS Delivered by Capt. J. H. McGowan, at Oak Grove Cemetery, on Saturday, May 30, 1868, on occasion of decorating the graves of the illustrious dead who fell in defense of their country during the late rebellion. MR. CHAIRMAN-FELLOW CITIZENS:It is a painful pleasure that to-day brings us together. The joy with which we gather to do honor to the memory of our former companions is circled all around with the sad remembrance that their young lives went out that we might live. None who here participate with us are too young to remember how but a very few years ago we rested securely in the thought that ours was a land of peace and war was a thing only to be dreamed of. And well do we all remember how we refused to believe when that dismal April day announced the opening of the bloody conflict. Yet we soon learned that there were some things worse than war-some things worse than the desolation and death that follow in the train of armies. The thought of a country broken and dissevered-of the beautiful fabric of government reared by the thoughtful care and cemented with the blood and tears of our fathers, crushed and shattered, was more terrible than to risk the lives of our dearest, and there went out from our homes the brothers, the husbands, and the fathers. From the east and from the west, from one side of our broad land to the other, from every village and hamlet, from almost every home, there went forth the young, the vigorous, the brave-ready and willing, yea, eager to meet and face the dangers which threatened our common country. As we heard the din and preparation of war in the south the northern hosts were marshalled. While the enemies of the Republic made ready to destroy it, the friends of the Republic were equally active in preparations of defense. At last the two great waves of humanity were dashed together, and the struggle, which we had vainly hoped would end with the first encounter, raged on and on for four long, sad, and anxious years. Finally the clouds gave way and the sunlight of peace came through upon

Page  282 2,92 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. us. The grand old banner was triumphant. Our country was saved. But the fruits of that terrible harvest was an army of slain. Left on the ground where they fell, put away in shallow graves and trenches, gathered in great cemeteries in the south, but few of all our dead were brought to sleep in our own quiet grave yards. Around the graves of those few we gather to-day, and while we do honor to their memories we forget not those who are not here-those who fill the thousand nameless graves or sleep beneath the restless waters. To-day thousands and tens of thousands of graves from Maine to California are lovingly decked with the sweet spring flowers. To-day a million of men, who but yesterday stood a living wall to stay the fierce storm of rebellion, bend over and drop the silent tear on the ashes of the nation's dead-their comrades who went down before the blast. To-day memory and gratitude quicken the blood and warm the heart. Those who have tented together on the open field, who have shared the scanty blankets and divided the morsal of food, those who have stood side by side while the deadly hail thinned out the ranks, those and those alone know the strength of the tie that binds soldier to soldier. Hence it is not only eminently fitting that we should come, but a happy privilege that we are permitted to come to-day as I trust we shall come once a year so long as one of us survives, and in memory of all our dead, decorate the graves of our departed comrades. As far as we have been able to learn there are but five soldiers who are buried or have monuments here, who belong to other States. Col. Crosswaite and Lt. Col. Hodges of th 44th Indiana, privates David R. Leonard of the 49th Ohio, Byron Bates of the 8th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and George H. Hodges of the 20th Illinois Infantry. These were all faithful and gallant soldiers. The remainder, about thirty in all, are Michigan men, who served in Michigan regiments and batteries, except seven of Co. " B " of the 44th Ill., who enlisted here in our own county and served under Michigan officers throughout. They were distributed through the following regiments and batteries: 44th Ill., 6; 1st Mich. Battery, 3; 11th Mich. Cavalry, 3; 44th Ind., 2; 1st Mich. Infantry, 2; 19th Infantry, 1; 11th Infantry, 1; 17th Infantry, 1; 49th Ohio, 1; 9th Infantry, 1; 8th N. Y. Artillery, 1; 20th Ill., 1: Lanphere's Battery, 1; 9th Cavalry, 1; where Regiment and Company unknown, 11. It is said that when Napoleon Bonaparte wished to confer a great honor on the memory of a soldier killed in battle, he issued an order that the name of the deceased should be called at each roll call and when reached one of his companions should step from the ranks, and say, " died on the field of honor." We know that when from year to year we come here to honor the soldier dead and call the names of Gilbert, Crosswaite, Hodges, Butterworth, Van Pelt, Parker, Hackstaff, Knap

Page  283 MEETING OF THE PIONEERS. 283 pin, Billingsly, Craft, Crites, Leonard, Preston, Kenyon, Bates, Holben, Millard, Benton, Moore, Cudner, Clark, Hubbard, Newman, Russell, Robinson, Conklin, Tuttle, Budana, Chamberlain, Aiken, Conrad, Mitchell, Newton, Nichols, and Myer, all hearts will respond, " died on the field of honor-died that their country might be saved." We detract nothing from the glory and reputation of other States when we say that Michigan soldiers were ever noted for their faithfulness on duty and their bravery in action. The State was represented in every arm of the service and upon every part of the vast field of action, and never did the conduct of a single regiment-a single campany or a single battery give us just cause to blush. And did the time and occasion warrant we could rehearse deeds and achievements of Michigan soldiers, that for their daring and glory, are unmatched in history or fable. * * * * * * * MEETING OF THE PIONEERS OF BRANCH COUNTY, HELD AUGUST 29, 1868. Pursuant to a public notice the pioneers of Branch county assembled in the grove of Judge Harvey Warner, with their families and neighbors, to the number of 3,000. Spacious tables had been prepared loaded with eatables to satisfy the hunger of the multitude. The Hon. Wales Adams of Bronson presided. Allen Tibbetts of Coldwater invoked the blessing of Almighty God. Cannons fired a salute, the brass band played " Hail Columbia," and a quartette club sang " Forty Years Ago." Dr. I. P. Alger of Coldwater was, by acclamation, elected secretary for the Pioneer Society, with instructions to call a future meeting. After dinner the chairman introduced, as speakers, Mr. H. Class, Judge Warner, and Roland Root, who spoke of the early incidents of the settlement of the county. Recounting the privations of frontier life, and pointing to prominent actions in the early history of the county, to wit: The first school teacher, Mrs. Dr. Kinney; the first white child living, Mrs. P. P. Wright; the man that built the first frame building, Mr. Harvy Warner, all present; thus referring from one thing to anothercalling from the store house of experience and memory scenes long passed; the recital of which moved the hearts of the old settlers, and caused the tears to flow down the cheeks of many a spectator.

Page  284 284 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. The chairman then introduced the secretary, who spoke substantially as follows: Mr. Chairman, Pioneers, and Fellow Citizens:-Providence has once more permitted you to look upon faces familiar in years long passed to shake the withered hand of pioneer neighbors of thirty-eight years ago, when the county was a wilderness, only inhabited by the red man of America; for just over on the prairie was an Indian village outnumbering in population by far all the white residents of this county in 1830. It was there, in the fall of '31, that their chief, "Sauagenett," stood Websterian in form and with eloquence like Patrick Henry, addressed hundreds of his native braves, urging them to go and assist Black Hawk when he should commence to defend the home of his tribe and the graves of their fathers. It was also there that Gen. Brown bivouacked with five thousand militia in 1833, on his way to put down the Black Hawk war, that was striking torror to the homes of the pioneers on the prairies of the west. How changed the scene this day. The wigwams have disappeared and only two miles west of where the huts of red men stood now stands the beautiful city of Coldwater. And as you, the remnant of the early settlers of Branch county, call up these scenes and incidents of other days, what thronging memories cluster around your cabin homes-that frank " how do you do, I'm glad to see you," so common among the frontier settlers, will long be cherished, for then a neighbor, though ten miles away, was a neighbor near and dear to you. But alas custom has changed that hearty friendship now. If early settlers had their privations they also had their rewards in a spirit of frankness and accommodation and honest dealing that this age of velocipedes and Grecian bends will never enjoy. Look back over the sorrowing days of the past, when sickness and the angel of death visited your homes and bore some loved member of your family away to that other shore. What ministering angels of mercy your neighbors were as they came to share your sorrows and weep with you in affliction. Mr. Chairman, these are the faces and the wrinkled hands before me that were true to their humanity thirty-eight years ago. But in looking over this assemblage of early settlers, I see they are not all here. Many a man and woman once familiar are absent now. Anson Burlingame, son of Joel Burlingame, of Branch, is the official agent of the Chinese government, making commercial treaties with the civilized nations of the earth, and has already made for himself a reputation wide as three continents; and where is Judge S. A. Holbrook, whose cheerful face and business tact was so familiar to you once? He sleeps amid the golden sands of California, never again to mingle with the scenes of earth; and where is John T. Haynes, once the director of your Baptist church?

Page  285 SKETCHES OF PIONEER LIFE. i85 he sleeps in old ocean's briny deep, his bones deposited in some coral cave, his spirit safe on the other shore communing with Abel, earth's first pioneer, in the realms of angels and of God. But yon lowering sun reminds me that life's moments with us all are fleeting, and soon these pleasant scenes of pioneer gatherings will be ended, for you who listen and he who speaks must soon, like our friend Joseph Hanchett and others, pass off life's stage, and when the last of the early settlers of this county shall sit as chairman at some future meeting of this society, may a happy, prosperous and intelligent people be present to minister to the wants of the last of that noble class of men and women who braved the trials of a home in the wilderness when this noble State was yet a Territory. Thanking you for your attention, and for your compliment in electing me secretary of this society, and hoping that peace may bless your coming years, and as I never expect to meet you,all again, I bid you good bye. How sad the word when friends are called to sever, It may be for a little while and it may be forever. SKETCHES OF PIONEER LIFE. BY JAMES H. LAWRENCE. IN the fall of 1835, when we came to take:'possession of the land purchased in the (now) township of California, we passed through where now stands the thriving city of Coldwater. It then consisted of a tavern, a grocery, a small general store, a few log houses, and nothing more —all else, at that season of the year, a bleak waste swept by the wintry winds. The whole tract, where thousands now congregate, and so much wealth now centers, could have been bought for a few dollars, but there was none so reckless as to make the venture; so we passed on to Masonville, where was a rickety, wheezing saw mill, trying its best with its slow. moving power to get out a few boards to supply the small demand. We took on a few, to shelter our luckless heads when we should reach our destination, and fording the river, struck out for "Waterhouse Settlement," the ne plus ultra of civilization, ten miles beyond. Our load consisted, besides the lumber, of a camp kettle, a half barrel of pork, some buckwheat flour, and a few potatoes frozen harder than gun stones; a couple of axes, two rifles, blankets, etc.

Page  286 286 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. After floundering all day in the mud, having stuck fast three or four times, and having to unload and dig out repeatedly, we reached the settlement, and were cordially received by the hardy pioneers, Messrs. Tripp, Waterhouse and Sampson, who gave us a good meal of venison and cranberry sauce. After a friendly chat we retired, to rise early and bid adieu to our hospitable friends; and stepping over the dividing line between civilization and savage life, we struck boldly out into a hitherto untraversed tract of country. Just before reaching our destination, our teams" ran violently down a steep place " into the swamp, jostling our load severely and mixing things up pretty generally, spilling out the buckwheat flour, which we hastily gathered, and proceeded on our journey. Perhaps it would be well to add here, that some time after, when entirely out of eatables, and not being able to resort to the modern expedient, namely, borrowing, (our neighbors were too far away,) We bethought ourselves of the spilled buckwheat flour, and on going to the spot, found a little sleet had fallen and formed a crust over it, so that after removing the cover of our model meal chest, we had nearly a peck, dry and in good order. We gathered it up, as grateful as were the ancient Israelites on finding the "manna." After reaching the spot selected for our home, we commenced to build a house, by felling the first tree cut by a white man in the town of California. By night we had our house four logs high; then, building a fire in one corner, we began to prepare supper. We had hardly commenced, when we were startled by a voice outside in the darkness, saying in plain English, "Halloa there!" and peering out through the loopholes of our retreat, we answered, "Who's there?" "Friends," was the reply. We bade them enter, which they did by pushing aside the boards which formed the roof, and stepping over the top into our parlor. We found them to be two " land lookers" by the names of Asahel Brown and Nathan Austin. They were cordially welcomed, and cutting several seven-by-nine slices of pork, we soon had ready a hearty meal, of which we all partook with a relish, having then no fear of " trichinae." After supper we set our dishes aside, there being no need of washing, as the same guests were to use the same dishes for their morning repast. We slept soundly, the ventilation being good. In the morning, knowing that heaping coals of fire was good for our enemies, we concluded to see what effect it would have on frozen potatoes. We accordingly placed them in the fire, and heaped on the coals in the most approved Christian style. They came out as good as new, and thenceforth we were prepared to heap coals of fire on frozen potatoes, as well as upon the heads of our enemies.

Page  287 SKETCIES OF PIONEER LIFE. 287 After breakfast our guests left us, and Mr. Brown was so fortunate as to discover and secure that beautiful tract of land on which he now resides. We kept steadily on, "putting our house in order," and when the sun sank in the west we had it roofed, chinked and mudded. And now that we were well established in housekeeping, we at once set about building a house for the family-the first regular house built in California. After working till all our provisions were gone, we concluded to set our faces homeward. We took a devious Indian trail, calculating we could reach the nearest house (ten miles away) in time for breakfast. The "house" was reached, but there being no signs of life, concluded to let them sleep, and struck out for "Allen's Prairie," ten miles further, with no intervening house. Here we found a hamlet of sleepers, and concluded to travel on and see if the world was all asleep. As we came to the hill overlooking Jonesville, the sun was just breaking away from his mantle of gray, and looking out on another day. We called on "mine host," and ordered breakfast, after our morning walk of twenty miles. We sat down to the first regularly prepared meal we had eaten in three weeks. With appetites sharpened by abstinence and our worning walk, we did ample justice to the viands set before us. We seemed to possess the dilating powers of an anaconda, but knowing that a meal was a meal, concluded to get our money's worth; and no one, to have seen us after we came out from that feast, could by any stretch of the imagination have supposed us to be the same lank, cadaverous looking individuals of half an hour before. We then struck into a double-quick, and never once sat down till we had reached Saline, fifty miles from where we breakfasted, and more than seventy from our cabin in California. After a short stay we started, and in February, 1836, drove in the first ox team and load of goods ever brought to the town. Soon after, Mr. Beach started back for his family, and left the writer alone in the woods; and never did I feel such a sense of loneliness as then-the nearest white person six miles away, and Indians and wild beasts in plenty. All the stories I had ever heard of Indians came thronging to my memory, and the thought that when my friends came back to look for me, my scalp might be scraped and smoking in some Indian's wigwam, or that I might be "chawed" up by wolves, was far from agreeable. Scarcely had night set in, when I heard the unmistakable howl of wolves at a distance; but nearer and nearer it came, seeming as though Satan was loosed for a season, and all the fiends of the bottomless pit were gathering around me, to hold high carnival previous to being bound down in everlasting chains; and of all the earthly sounds I ever heard, the howl of those wolves was the most unearthly. Every

Page  288 288 BRANOD COUNTY DIRECTORY. moment I expected they would attack my castle. " Each particular hair stood on end, like quills upon the fretful porcupine." I however kept up a good fire, determined if they did take me, I would go off in a blaze. I had two loaded rifles in the house, yet " all I wanted was to be let alone," and they wisely concluded not to storm such a fiery castle as mine, and could only gnash their teeth and vent their fury on each other. Toward morning they slunk away, and their howling grew faint and fainter till lost in the deep woods. About ten o'clock my sight was gladdened by the appearance of William Beach, who, forgetting his father's instructions, had left Allen's Prairie so late as to be unable to get through, and had consequently staid all night in the woods. Having fortunately found a deserted Indian wigwam, he managed to wear the night away in safety, except the terrible fright caused by wolves and owls. The next day came along one of the sons of the forest-Lo the poor Indian! He was a most singular specimen, for in addition to his swarthy, dirty looks, he had no nose! Either in some free fight, or by some of the ills that flesh is heir to, he had lost this most necessary appendage, and had substituted the hoof of a deer. Wishing to place ourselves on friendly terms with our neighbors, we asked him in to eat with us, after the first salutation, which consisted, on his part, of " busshoe, shemokomore," (How d'ye do, white man?) and, in broken Enlish, " Hungry me," (I never knew one that was not hungry). After breakfast the old fellow shouldered his rifle and went off in. the woods, soon returning with the carcasses of two deer, of which lie gave us a good supply. Thus on friendly terms with my neighbors, I could almost at any time get a saddle of venison for a few pounds of salt or flour. A camp of Indians, five miles away, were our only neighbors during that first stern winter. In February of 1836, came the first white family-the family of Samuel Beach, consisting of himself, wife, and eight children; and the Beach sprouts kept springing up around the parent stub till they reached the goodly number of eleven; and this worthy example, set by this model family, has been closely followed, though never excelled, by those who came after. In those early times, before the day of churches in these wilds, meetings were held in the neighbors' houses. One night the meeting was to be at the house of Father Cass, and he was leader. Father Cass was a most inveterate chewer of tobacco, a three penny paper being barelv sufficient for two chews. Well, as the brothers and sisters were relating their experiences, and just as a brother ceased speaking, Father Cass took a fresh chew of tobacco of the usual size, and remarked,

Page  289 H.STORICAL SKETCIES. 289 "Still there's room for another." The ludicrousness of the scene brought down the house, and destroyed all the solemnity for that evenng. At another time, one of the young converts, who had been addicted to using rough language, arose and said, "Brethren, this reminds me of the time when I was neither man nor boy, and used to get down in the corner of the fence and pray like thunder!" One other anecdote about Uncle Cass we must tell. He was once started out in great haste to obtain help, on a very important and interesting occasion. He had some three miles to go for the doctor, and on his way he struck a muskrat track. With an eye to business, he forgot his errand and went for the muskrat; and the consequence was, he got the muskrat but forgot the doctor. When he got home at night, he had, not a rabbit, but a muskrat skin "to wrap the baby buntin' in." The women were very indignant, but suffice it to say the young stranger who came to town on that occasion is now a stalwart blacksmith, and can wield the sledge equal to the ",Learned Blacksmith" or any other man. A PIONEER WEDDING. Abe having the weighty matter weighing on his mind, came to the Squire one day, and said: "Be you the Squire?" "Yes." "Wal, I want you to come up to our house to-morrer. Me and Katy wants to get married." Accordingly the Squire put on his best, and at the time appointed, accompanied by a friend, repaired to the house of the damsel so soon to be the happy possessor of a husband. The old lady, the foster mother of the girl, sat on the floor, peeling potatoes for the wedding feast. The bride was dressed in her every-day habilaments, and seemed entirely unconscious of the bliss in store for her, not thinking that the occasion required any previous preparation on her part. After the ceremony, the husband took his guests into the woods to help cut down a bear tree, whose inmate he proposed to serve up for the wedding dinner, but Bruin being gone from home, all were content to fall back on the aforesaid potatoes. HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF BRANCH COUNTY. ABOUT the middle of September, in the year 1830, two young men, travelers, who had experienced varied adversities in the a Estern States halted for the night at the door of a log house, situated two miles east of where the city of Coldwater now stands. The house was occupied by A. F. Boulton and John Morse, and was supplied with everything comfortable for the accommodation of man or beast. A lodge of several

Page  290 290 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. hundred Pottawatomie Indians was encamped about one and a half miles in a northwest direction, to which place the travelers who had stopped for the night, repaired. The Indians occupied their time in smoking, dancing, and speech-making alternately. They were discussing the subject of their removal beyond the Mississippi. The earnest appeals of several young orators, to their superiors, to resist the aggressions of the United States Government, were strikingly beautiful. It was a lovely evening; the moon shed a pale and melancholy light upon the wild and picturesque landscape. The occasional yelpings of the Indians, their gutteral chantings, the monotonous roll of the drum, and the rattling of bones reverberating through the forest added enchantment to the scene. At this time not more than ten or twelve families lived in the county of Branch. There was not a stream bridged west of the village of Clinton. A solitary log house stood a short distance east of where the city of Coldwater now stands, and was occupied by Mr. Bonner, a Welchman. Mr. Bonner first settled in the town of Batavia on the bank of Four Mile Creek, a few miles below where Mr. Shinnamon now lives. Capt. Kirk, a millwright from the State of Maryland, lived with his family in an evacuated trading house on the west bank of Coldwater River. He was a first-class mechanic, a man with fine proportions, with a cultivated intellect. Unfortunately Capt. Kirk had become accustomed to the habit of tippling, and before the close of the succeeding October he died with the delirium tremens. His bones now rest on the west bank of the river. Mr. Toolc, a gentlemanly young man from the State of Virginia, was then engaged in building a saw-mill on a site now called Black Hawk. He had brought a few hundred dollars with him, purchased eighty acres of land, but before the mill was completed his money was exhausted. He became disheartened, and abruptly left the Territory, and never again retured to claim any portion of his property. At this date there were six families living on Bronson prairie, to wit: Seth Dunham, Supervisor of the town of Green, Jabe Bronson, Justice of the Peace, John J. Richardson, Constable and Collector, Samuel Smith, Jeremiah Tillotson and Samuel Iaslet. A Mr. Snow boarded with Mr. Tillotson, and was cultivating a patch of corn and potatoes without a fence, about three miles east of Bronson, at a place now called " Snow Prairie." As.this was the first improvement commenced in the township of Bethel, and will form the basis of the history of that township, it will not be improper perhaps to give a further account of the originalsettler. Mr. Snow was apparentley forty or fifty years of age; of a taciturn turn of mind, his figure was rather tall and spare; his sloping shoulders, compressed lips, and black evasive eyes gave to him a repulsive appearance. He was from one of the New England

Page  291 HISTORICAL SKETCHES. 29.1 States, and had been married; but being a man possessed of keen sensibilities and a fondness for variety, became disgusted with the restraints and annoyances of conjugal life, abruptly left his family to the mercy of the world, and sought repose for himself amid the wilds of the west. In the fall of 1831, Mr. Snow sold his improvements and produce to Mr. Olmstead, father of Lyman Olmstead, of Bethel, for $100, with which he purchased 80 acres in St. Joseph County. The following spring the Sauk War broke out. Mr. Snow became frightened; sold his land for two yoke of stags and an old Pennsylvania wagon, and hastened to the State of New York. When the war closed, he returned; purchashed back his land, where he lived two years; he again sold and purchased the land where the village of Burr Oak now stands. After the lapse of one or two years he again become dissatisfied and sold to William Lock, the present owner, and emigrated to the then Territory of Iowa. Iowa did not exactly suit him; he sold again and removed to the northwest part of the State of Arkansas, where, among the hills he lived, apparently contented, for several years. Becoming again restless, he sold, and about eight years since returned to Branch county. He was poor, decrepid with age and infirmities-his hollow eyes and trembling limbs indicating that he had seen hard service. He followed the business of trapping for several months, along the placid and limped waters of Hog Creek; but not meeting with the success he anticipated, lie left in disgust, emigrated to the Territory of Minnesota, which is the last heard of him. The following morning the travelers above mentioned, proceeded on their journey; they were in search of some quiet nook or dell, where they hoped to pass the balance of their days in peace, away from bustle and strife. Their natures were the same, and their appearance so similar that one was often mistaken for the other. They had been reared from infancy without the softening influences of parental care. They were orphans. They had become familiar with the cold gaze of the world, and had no desire to mingle with it again. They traveled through the counties of St. Joseph and Kalamazoo and saw many beautiful and unoccupied locations; but unaccustomed to agricultural pursuits and country life, they knew not in what business to engage. After much reflection they concluded to retrace their steps. Accordingly about the 1st of October they left Prairie Ronde in the morning, followed the trail through Nottawa and reached the Chicago trail about an hour after sunset, five miles west of Bronson Prairie, and near where the Chicago road now crosses Hog Creek. The road to Bronson was circuitous and difficult to follow; the moon shed a pale and mellow light through a hazy atmosphere, but the dense forest and thick foliage along the pathway hid the light from their view. They groped their

Page  292 292 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. course along the gloomy way-no noise was heard except the occasional shrieking of the owl, or the hellish yelping of the wolves. They had not proceeded far before they were aroused from their reveries by the tinkling of a cow-lell-they knew from experience that an emigrant family had encamped not far distant; directly they saw a bright light gleaming through the interstices of the forest trees; they approached cautiously within a few rods of the encampment in order to take a view of the arrangement. The trunk of a large, dry ash was well on fire, the blaze and smoke ascended to mid heaven, which contrasted beautifully with the surrounding forest. Two men in red shirts were seated at a respectful distance from the blazing mass, earnestly engaged in conversation. One of them was a tall, lank, lantern-jawed man, apparently 25 or 30 years of age; the other was of common size, with a sedate and interesting countenance, a few years the senior of the first. A large mastiff lay growling in the rear. Two females also occasionally appeared from behind a blanket which was suspended upon two poles. The oldest about 25 years of age-appeared to be a good, solid, serviceable woman, dressed in linsey zoolsey. The other was about 18 years of age, and was the exact opposite of the first Her model figure was robed in the most approved style-the graceful and majestic ease with which she swept along among the foliage, the witching smile which played around her lovely lips, the flushed and dimpled cheeks, the lustrous eye, and profusion of jetty locks which swept her well developed bust, gave to her, amid the wildness and beauty of the scene, an exexceedingly interesting appearance. The artist could not have imagined a more lovely view for his pencil. The two travelers, although they were nearly exhausted with fatigue, and weak for the want of proper nourishment, gazed, from their place of concealment, upon the interesting group before them with wonder and amiration. They did not remain in that situation long; but emerged from the brush, approached the emigrants, and asked to be supplied with refreshments; and for permission to remain by their fire till morning. The men looked upon the travelers with unconcealed suspicion. The dense forest in which they were located, the gloom of the night, and the distance from habitation, all went to confirm their fears, that banditti were lurking around. After a long consultation with the women, it was decided that the request should be complied with. And soon a pan full of well dressed squirrels were in condition to satisfy and refresh the trav. elers. Confidence was restored, the parties became social, and their intentions made known. The names of the travelers mentioned at the commencement of this article, were Willard Pierce and Welles Adams. They came direct to Michigan from New York city, where they had

Page  293 HISTORICAL SKETCHES. lived several years. The names of the emigrant party were, Resin Holmes and Thomas Holmes. They were from Marion county, Ohio. The next morning the parties examined the surrounding country, and before night it was stipulated that Pierce and Adams should build a saw mill where the Chicago trail at that time crossed Hog Creek, and that the Holmeses should settle in the immediate vicinity. Accordingly in the course of a few days, Pierce went on foot to Monroe where the land office was then located,entered the land, returned by the way of Detroit; purchased the mill irons and shipped them around the Lakes to the mouth of the St. Joseph River, and from thence up the river to Mollville. The following July the mill was in operation. Mr. Pierce became dissatisfied with the country, and with the business of making lumber; sold his interest in the saw mill to William A. Kent, and returned east. Mr. Pierce, in his deportment, was gentlemanly and dignified; he was a first class machinist and had been employed in some of the best manufacturing establishments in New England; and was capable of superintending the construction of the most complicated machinery. As a draughtsman he could not be excelled. He had not been long east before he was employed by a 'company of rich Quakers who were engaged extensively in building cotton machinery at Cumberland, Rhode Island. They soon appreciated his services and gave him unlimited control of their establishment; and, also, a large interest in the profits. In the course of two years Mr. Pierce married an accomplished and lovely daughter of one of the Quakers, and at once embraced their unostentatious form of worship. In the year 1840 Mr. Pierce retired from bus iness rich; and the same year came to Michigan with his wife to show her where he had suffered the inconveniences of frontier life, and to induce Adams to return east,and occupy the position in business he had left. Since which time he has not been engaged in any kind of business, except as director of Pawtucket Bank. He is now, in the year 1870, 70 years of age, vigorous, and enjoying the consolation consequent upon a well spent life. Nearly forty years have elapsed since Mr. Pierce left Branch county; and there are now not more than four men living within the bounds of the county, who recollect him as a citizen. All others who knew him here, have emigrated, or their bones are now mingling with mother earth. The names of those men are Harvey Warner, Allen Tibbets, J. B. Tompkins, and Wales Adams. Resin Holmes sold the land he had entered the following spring to Enos Gragy, and emigrated to Kalamazoo county. The first inhabitants of every new country are generally composed of every variety of character, from those who have moved in the most refined seciety to those who have never moved in any. The latter are 20

Page  294 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY well adapted to the enjoyment of a forest life; they have no wants except such as are within their grasp, and seldom any aspirations except such as are connected with the chase. They are bold, generous, and sympathetic. Although they will avail themselves of the opportunity to make an honest penny out of a traveler, they will not turn from their doors those who are destitute. They look with unutterable contempt upon those who assume consequential airs, unless they are fully satisfied that they are abundantly supplied with pecuniary means. The real pioneers have received but little, and perhaps no book education, but their conversational powers are often good. They cultivate from infancy a propensity to relate long, prosy, egotistical yarns, and whatever may be the character or taste of their auditory, they will not willingly submit to inattention during the rehearsal. The natures of the females are similar to the men; they are generally coarse and masculine in their appearance; but nevertheless are exceedingly prolific and produce a vigorous progeny. The loud, sharp voices of many of them contrast horribly with the soft, musical accents of city and village bred females. But they have good lungs; they know nothing about dyspepsia or neuralgia, or any of the fashionable and high sounding diseases which now prevail in high life. Many of them are industrious and frugal, but the large families by which they are surrounded occupy their whole attention and prevents them from cultivating a desire for dress and arrangement. The writer was acquainted with a pioneer woman who lived in Branch county in the year 1830. She was born and raised in the woods in the State of Ohio. She knew nothing about society. She cared but little about the color or cut af her dress, whether it was long or short waisted, high or low neck; whether it was drawn snug around her person so as to expose her real form like a squaw's petticoat, or hung with a graceful and lovely swell; whether it concealed or exposed her extremities; whether her feet were bare or shod. But she had an unconquerable desire to be the possessor of a clean, white cap, peculiarly constructed; none of the close fitting, comely caps which so often adorn the heads of females in fashionable life, would answer-but the crown of hers must be of gigantic dimensions, which would sweep, as she walked, the beams of her log house, and when she had her cap fairly adjusted, and placed upon her head, she assumed airs which no prude of the present day could imitate. She had no objection to boys receiving some education —it would not be improper for them to read and write-but no pedagogue should fret the heads of her girls with books; they had enough else to attend to. As soon as the country begins to fill up, and organization takes place, the pioneer becomes restless; there is no range for his cattle and

Page  295 HISTORICAL SKETCHES. 295 hogs; he suffers severely from the restraints and annoyances of society. The itinerant promulgator of Divine Laws, with his black coat and elongated countenance, designates a place for meeting; the tax-gatherer haunts his house; a disciple of Galen appears in the neighborhood with his stove pipe hat, capacious pill bags, and fiddle-back pony; the peddler, with his tin trunks filled with nostrums and tape, solicits patronage; the pettifogger, with his head filled with quotations from Blackstone, is clamorous for a client. The pioneer will stand it no longer — his peace is at an end; he sells the first opportunity, and departs for a western territory. The county of Branch was organized into a township by the name of Green, in the year 1829, and was attached to St. Joseph county for judicial purposes. The county seat was located at White Pigeon, where all legal business was transacted for the two counties. The law made it obligatory upon the Territorial Governor to appoint Justices of the Peace. Jabe Bronson received the appointment from Gov. Cass-consequently he was the first judicial officer in Branch county. Esquire Bronson located in the county of Branch on the prairie bearing his name, in the year 1828. The thin grey locks which hung in disorder over his shoulders, his furrowed cheeks and dimmed eyes, furnished unmistakable evidence that he had seen at least half a century. He was rather small in stature, and walked with a firm and measured step; he was ostentacious in his bearing, and possessed no prominent traits of character. In firmness he was wofully deficient. But like many great men of a more modern date "he watched the breeze and set his sails accordingly." Esquire Bronson was born in the State of Connecticut, and had received a very limited education. He learned the trade of a ship carpenter, and followed it for nearly a quarter of a century; he had been employed several years in some of the best ship yards in New York, and had helped caulk and repair many an old hulk in the dry dock. Situated as he was, he permitted the fire of his youth to ooze out without joining in wedlock. At length he commenced rambling, and in the course of time reached Canada, where he met a buxom and wholesome looking widow woman who had four children with her, and he soon contracted a permanent matrimonial arrangement. They turned their faces west; lived several years in Brownstown, in the Territory of Michigan, and finally landed in Branch county. Esquire Bronson was not studious; he seldom opened the lids of his Territorial Statute, unless his attention was directed to some particular section or act. He presumed that he should not have been appointed to a responsible situation had he not been fully fitted by nature to discharge the duties of his office. He relied more upon his judgement and surrounding circumstances, than upon written law; consequently in the course of his official acts he committed many amusing blunders.

Page  296 296 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. The early settlers of Branch County were fond of litigation. They would not submit to the slightest real or fancied wrong, without appealing to a legal tribunal. Indeed, justice courts in a new country are manifestly indispensable. They operate as theaters, or places of amusement; no class of people, whether savage or civilized, Christian or Pagan, can live contented without excitement; and the man who has lost all relish for amusements and exciting scenes, becomes indifferent to the cares of life, and waits impatiently " Until Just Death, kind umpire of men's miseries, With sweet enlqrgement doth dismiss him." The justices, litigants, pettifoggers and jurors were the actors. The pettifoggers personated the tragedian and comedian in the same play; and often performed their parts admirably well, amid tumultuous applause. Justices' courts, therefore, were formerly places of resort for all classes of people. The clamor of one suit scarcely died away before another was commenced more interesting than the former, which had the happy effect of keeping the inhabitants in a constant state of excitement, thereby rendering them contented, however straightened may have been their pecuniary condition. In a community where there were a score or more of male adults, generally two or more of their number assumed to be advocates. Although at that time they knew little about law or common sense, yet they had learned several law terms, which they used with fluency on all occasions, and it was entirely immaterial whether they were adapted to the points at issue or not. The incomprehensible language and ostentatious manner in which they were quoted, had a tremendous and telling effect upon the court and audience. The territorial law of Michigan would not permit a tavern-keeper to hold the office of Justice of the Peace; nor would it allow a Justice to hold his court in a bar-room. But Justices of the Peace found little or no difficulty in evading this law when occasion required. Esquire Bronson was manifestly a tavern-keeper, a Justice of the Peace, a postmaster; and he invariably held his court in a bar-room, and never, according to his construction, in the slightest degree violated the law. Abiel Potter, who lived with Bronson and was his step-son, claimed to be landlord. When the time arrived for a suit to commence, the bottles, glasses and toddy-sticks were removed from the bar to the kitchen, and when all was clear, Bronson would exclaim, in a loud and distinct voice, " Abiel Potter, is this a bar-room we now occupy?" Abiel Potter answered unequivocally, " No sir, it is not." Bronson would then call the suit and proceed to trial. When the court adjourned, the bottles were replaced, and the hall of justice was instanter converted into a bar-room.

Page  297 BISTORICAL SKETCHES. Justices' courts were held on Bronson's Prairie more than a year anterior to any other place in Branch county; and they were vigorously continued. Consequently the inhabitants of that vicinity, in the course of time, became familiar with all the nice intricacies of law. Bronson's Prairie, for more than a dozen years after the days of Esquire Bronson, was emphatically the law focus for the county of Branch; during which time several men of acknowledged genius had made the practice of law in Justices' courts their principal business, and had become notorious advocates. Their fame extended beyond the precincts of Branch county. They relied, however, more upon innate knowledge of the fundamental principles of law and common justice than upon laborious research in voluminous and antiquated books. Many of the sharpest lawyers in Coldwater, who plumed themselves upon their preeminent sagacity and depth of legal knowledge, occasionally attended the Bronson sessions. They went full of assurance; returned, humiliated and crestfallen. They could not successfully face a Bronson Cicero. Every point they attempted to make was met with logical and unanswerable arguments, condensed and beautiful, and unless pecuniary considerations had a controlling influence, scarcely a lawyer in Coldwater could be found who had the audacity to hazard a second effort. About half a score of years since, the law focus was removed, by common consent, from Bronson to a place called Quincy, a village located in the eastern extremity of Branch county, where the sessions have been kept up to the present time with tolerable zeal. Since the court hes been removed, the village of Bronson has assumed a neat and unobtrusive appearance. The inhabitants are affable, magnanimous, peaceable. All are engaged in commendable pursuits. In the winter of 1830 and '31 the six families who occupied Bronson's Prairie supported a good school. It was taught by Columbia Lancaster, in a log tenement which stood within a few rods of the present residence of James Ruggles, and was then owned by Seth Dunham. Fifteen or more scholars were regularly in attendance. Among their number were three well developed young ladies, daughters of Mrs. Bronson and Mr. Tillotson; also a son of Esquire Jones, of Jonesville. This was the first school taught in Branch county, and the first taught between Clinton and White Pigeon. During the three months that Lancaster resided on Bronson's Prairie, he officiated as pedagogue, lawyer, theologian, and as a disciple of 2Esculapius. He was the sine qua non. The inhabitants of that pent and isolated community reposed unbounded confidence in the ability of Mr. Lancaster to perform whatever he undertook. "The village all declared how much he knew, 'Twab certain he could write and cipher too;

Page  298 298 BRANCH COUNTY DIRECTORY. While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around; And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew." As Mr. Lancaster was the first pedagogue in the county of Branch, a short sketch of his life may not be uninteresting. Columbia Lancaster was born in the State of Connecticut, in the year 1803; emigrated with his father's family to Ohio in 1817; labored assiduously in the usual business of farming, till he arrived at the age of manhood; received his education in district schools; commenced the study of divinity with a presiding elder in 1825; at the end of two years became became satisfied that clerical robes were not adapted to his capacity; entered the law office of Whittlesy & Newton as a student in 1827; was admitted to the bar in 1830; arrived at White Pigeon in August of the same year; was admitted, and commenced the practice of law; taught school on Bronson's Prairie in the winter of 1830 and '31; at White Pigeon the following summer; erected the first log house in Centerville in the fall of 1831, Robert Clark, the proprietor of the village plat, giving him his choice of the lots; lived there alone with his brother Elizur in the winter of 1831 and '32; followed the chase, and was successful; proved an adept in the business; county seat removed from White Pigeon to Centerville in 1832 or '33; business prospects brighten; clients and retaining fees are abundant; becomes a popular and talented advocate; practices in all the courts in the adjoining counties; in 1836 marries a worthy, accomplished and fascinating lady in the State of Ohio; is president of St. Joseph county bank; in 1838, represents St. Joseph county in the Legislature; about the year 1840 sells his property in Centerville to the Hon. John S. Chipman, and leaves Michigan with his family for Oregon; reaches a gorge in the Rocky Mountains eight hundred miles beyond the settlements; his family all sick; child dies, wife unable to proceed; his companions leave him with the Indians and pursue their journey; the Indians prove friendly, and assist him in his return to the settlements; goes to Pennsylvania and stops there some time; returns again to Michigan, and about the year 1845 leaves again with his family for Oregon; succeeds; settles on the Columbia River, and secures a section of land; in 1856 represents the Territory of Washington as a delegate in Congress; still lives where he first settled; feels at home, and is surrounded by all the comforts of life.

Page  299 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 9 299 GROVER & BAKE SEWINGIMCHINES. MAKEA SITCHN ALIKE ONEBOTHC SIES A. G.RSTVERS, BAgEnt OFFICEANDMAAESRO A Cor CRITCH~OADMNO T Opos lar er n hlase' Drgmoreatcmnsta anyowther, Shutt.

Page  300 S3O COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. T. H. BOWERMAN, CARRIAGE, SIGN, AND ORKANKETA PAINTERE WORK DONE NEATLY AND IN THE BEST AND LATEST STYLES, Special Attention Given to Repairing Old Work. SHOP COR. OF CHICACO & JACKSON STS., (Opposite the Sherman House.) SXsS pALZX?8 1SOa SALLZ.

Page  301 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 801 H. C. PHILLIPS,:RESIDETITT DEINTIST Office over Pratt & Bro.'s Boot and Shoe Store, COLD WATER, - - - MICHIGAN. Chemically Pure Chloroform kept constantly on hand for the painless Extraction of Teeth. Upper Sets of the Finest Quality of ARTIFICIAL TEETH INSERTED At from $10 to $20 each. CASH PAID FOR GOLD AND SILVER PLATES. L. D. HALSTED, DEALER IN EAWTS, OA3PS, FTJ:]EiS, READY-MADE CLOTHING, Gents' Furnishin: Goods, Trunks, Valises, etc., etc. SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO MANUFACTURING LADIES' FURS. And the only establishment on the L. S. & M. S. Road, between Detroit and Chicago which manufactures Furs. 9-A business experience of over 30 years in this line gives me facilities for offering bargains unsurpassed in the county. 36 CHICAGO ST., COLD WATER, MICHIGAN.

Page  302 SO ~ COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. WOODWARD, BARBER & CO., DEALERS IN STAPLE AND FANCY RY 9OODS fROCERIES LARPETS, SHOES, CROCKERY, SALT, Etc. NV'o. 14 Chicago St., Coldwater, Michv. DR. D. C. POWERS,.AND SUBRCEON. Office 42 Chicago St., Res. Chi. bet. llanchett and Clay. MRS. KATE L. HANNARS, Dress and Oloak Making Establi'hmont. No. 12 Chicago St, up Stairs. Agent for the LEAVITT SEWING MACHINES, the best in use. JAMES A. BROOKINS, CARRIAGE TRIMM l ER -AND — W. CHICACO ST., OPP. SHERMAN HOUSE, COLDWATER, ICIH.

Page  303 COLDWATE1R ADVERTISEMENTS. s0o Now is the time to furnish your house with a See our List of First Class Makers: ChickerIng & Sons, Marshall & Ml~ttauer Stanley & Sons, Win. M!cCamnon. & Co.,) IHallett, Davis & Co., New York Union Co. Our Organs and Melodeons are from the Best Manufacturers in the World. Taylor and Farley Organ. Burdett Organo Estty Organ. Are the most perfect Instruments made. We pride ourselves that our rapidly increasing business, since locating in Coldwater, is owing to the fact that we give strict and impartial attention to the wants of our Customers, and sell none but the very best instruments Manufactured. B. M. FLETCHER, Cor. Chicago and Mfonroe, Sts., Goldwater. RANDALL &. McGOWVAN, COL-DWATE]?, AUCHIGAZV 1T.A.R. O0SE,7 DEALER IN PINE, WHITEWOOD, BLACK WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH AND OAK LUMBER. Lath, Shingles,. Posts., Stone and Water Lime, Plaster., Hair, &c.. Yard and Office on Monroe Street,

Page  304 sq 304 COLDWAIER MW)ELRISEMENTS. 0h ~wItet r epbir-an BY HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION Of any paper in Southern Michigan, and is consequently a desirable advertising medium. The IS WELL STOCKED WITH THE z~~JSTSPA OF rp, HAS FOUR STEAM\ PRESSES And all the necessary facilities for doing superior work on short notice and at reasonable prices. All orders addrei~se dto "The Republican," Coldwater, Michigan, will receive prompt attention.

Page  305 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. SO!5 BLODGETT & BROWN, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN I FURNIEURA OF ALL KINDS ALSO GENERAL UNDERTAKERS. METALLIC BURIAL CASES CONSTANTLY ON HAND. 2R- TURNING AND SAWING DONE TO ORDER. No. 15 Monroe Street, Coldwater, Mich.

Page  306 $06 306 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 22 Chicago st., Coidwater, Mich. -INCLUDING --- THE BEAUTIFUL REMBRANDT OLD PICTURES COPIED ANY SIZE, And finished In Oil or Ink. AGP All work done with care. HENRY C. LEwis, President. DAVID B. DENNIS, GEORGE STARR, Vrice-President. Cashier. GOLDWNALTE-R CA%/-? PITA L, i-. $100,000. nulu andl Sell Drafts on all parts of Europe and IAmerica. Sell Passage Tickets to and from Europe. Issue Fire Insurance Policies in firat-class Companies.

Page  307 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 507 G. E. RYDER, GENERAL NEWS DEALER AND STATIONER. PICTURES AND PICTURE FRAMINC, Cor. Chicago and Monroe sts., COLD WATER, MICHIGAN. Herman H. Flandermeyer. Frederick W. Flandermeyer. H. FLANDERMEYER & BRO., DEALERS IN LEATHER AND FINDINGS, North Side Chicago st., Coldwater, Mich. FLANDERMEYER BROS., & CARLS, Wool Pullers, and manufacturers of PINK AND ALL 00OIORED TOPPINGS. Office 24 Chicago street, Coldwater, M3ich. CASH PAID FOR PELTS, CALF SKINS AND WOOL. J. F. BUTTONT, Coldwater, lMich., VETERINARY SURGEON. ALL CALLS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO IN CITY OR COUNTRY. Office and Stable on Hanchett street North.

Page  308 308 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS.. _ W. SEWARD ALLEN & CHAS. I. MILES, DEALERS IN STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, SHOES AND GROCERIES. NO. 21 CHICACO ST., COLDWATER, MICH. READ! RE]AD IF you should want an easy shave, As good as Barber ever gave, Just call at my Shaving Saloon, At morn, at eve at busy noon. I will Cut and Dress the Hair with grace, To suit the contour of the face. My room is neat, Towels clean, Scissors sharp and Razors keen, And everything, I think you'll find, To suit the taste and please the mind; And all that art and skill can do If you will call I will do for you. I will shave the old, the young, the gayI will shave you all for ready pay. Hair Work I make of any kind, But for a shave I get a dime; I do not mean a dime in trust, For that will make a Barber bust. PRIVATE REOOM: FOR LADIES' WORK. Special attention given to the Cutting of Children's Hair. THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE FOR LADIES' HAIR. Rooms formerly occupied by Young Men's Christian Association. M. BROCKWAY. OOLDWATER, 1871.

Page  309 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS.30 809 D. S. HARRIINGTON. J. J. LEWIS. AND FOUNDRY. Corner Chicago and Hudson Sts., Coldwater, Mich. S& Engine Building, Mill Gearings and Castings of' all kinds, receive special attention. W"I]LIL AM IFURE OF THE BEST QUALITY, AT Se W. FISK'S, 34 CHICAGO STREET, 0 OLEjD WA=:.TE, ICI SW' Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done. 21

Page  310 810 310 CULDWA'IER ADVERTfISEMENTS. REED'[S EMPOREI-TIU. 50 Chicago St., Coldwater, Mich. DEALER IN CLOCKS, WNATCHES, JEWVELRY, SILVER AND PLATED WARE, Pebble and Diamond Glasses, Gold Pens, Violin Strings, &c., &c, WIIOJLJ1ESALE -AND] LIETMCAIIl. A Particular attention given to all kinds of fine watch repairing and engraving. A RAfY AND RKAJI RTATKOFFI0 OF-~ PHINEAS P. NICHOLS. Will furnish Abstracts of Titles to lands in Branch County, Michigan. Will attend to the Payment of Taxes. SETTLEMENT OF TAX TITLES PERFECTING OF ORIGINAL TITLES, MAKING COLLECTIONS, EFFECTING LOANS, &C.,~ &C., &C. Over Dickinson., Webb & &ko.~s Store, N-o-. 7 Chicago Street., Coldwater, Mfichigan.

Page  311 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. 311 COLDWATER PLANING MILL. MAANJUFACTJRERS OF SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS MOULDINGS OF VARIOUS STYLES, Kept Constantly on hand, suitable for Cornices, Casings, and Base. SAWING, PLANING, SCROLL SAWING, AND TURNING OF EV:R-3'Y DESC1RIPTION.WINDOW AND DOOR FRAMES, STORE DOORS, STORE FRONTS, Brackets, &c., made to order at short notice. Prices reasonable and satisfaction guaranteed. SHOP N. W. COR. CLAY AND CHICACO STS. COLDWATER, MICHIGAN. GENERAL DEALER IN LUMBFR, LIME, LATH AND SHINGRLE Superior Grades of Calcined Plaster, Cement, Plastering Hair and Pumps always on hand. Yard and office northwest corner of Chicago and Hanchett Streets. COLDWATER, MICHICAN. WILLIAM McCLELLAN, nTonjZ OuITa &3i 1n3s TUTNION CITY0, MIOCH Pictures Taken in Every Style and Satisfaction uinrauteed.

Page  312 I12 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. CHARLES DIBBLE. N. R. CHAMPION. DIBBLE & CHAMPION, DEALERS IN DRY GOODS -AND 46 CHICAGO ST., CO&.9wwrJSS

Page  313 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS.31 313 FOB 1871. HAS BEEN GREATLY ENLARGED AND IMPROVED. The Detroit Daily Free Ptess says: " It now takes for editorials, news and selections a leading rank among the papers of Southern Michigan." A&S AN.ADVTER-TISING M4EDIUM4 Having a Wide-spread Circulation Throughout the City and County. TERMS: $1.50 PER ANNUM. HAVE BEEN ENLARGED AND INCREASED BY TilE ADDITION OF And all the Latest Styles and Varieties of Type. Work chenper and better than any office in. the county. ~Address all orders to "TllE SEN TINEL, " Cot dwater,'Michigan.

Page  314 3n 314 ANN, ARBOR ADVERTISEMENTS. COU[TiERjTZw Seam rinti:ng HOuse OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Done Cheaper and ]Better than at any other House in the Northwest. We ha-ve, in constant operation, W4 3& (One the largest made,) Employing between forty'and fifty hands. This is the only Printing House in Michigan that canD take the raw material and complete a first class book. Estimates promptly given. BO OK BINDING & BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURING~ Made a specialty, as we have the largest and best furnished binderwest of New York City. Music bound in the best style. R. A. BEAL, Proprietor, a

Page  315 COLDWATER ADVERTISEMENTS. S15 ALBERT CHANDLER. Established 1838. DEALER IN HAPRDWARE IRON, NAILS, GLASS, STOVES, Etc., Etc. SADDIERY & CARRIAGE HARDWARE A SPECIALITY. COLDWATER, MICHIGAN.

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