Source: NMHS Newsletter Aug 2006
Whitman's Wabash County Business, Wabash County,
Manchester is situated at the crossing of the Wabash and
C., W. & M. Railroads, fifteen miles from Wabash. She is
the second town in population in the county; has a
weekly paper, opera house, two banking houses, good
hotel, fine graded school, electric lights and good
business blocks. She has numerous fine private
residences, and her streets are wide, well shaded and
graded. It is also the location of the Tri-County Fair
Association. Her business interests are cared for by
competent business and professional men.
of the following denominations are represented:
Methodist Episcopal, Rev. N. S. Marble; Lutheran, Rev.
W. J. Funkey; Christian, Rev. W. D. Samuels; Progressive
Dunkard, Rev. W. W. Summers; United Brethren, Rev. A. W.
DeLong and Dunkard. F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., K. of P.,
G. A. R. and S. of V. societies are represented. Special
mention is made of the following firms: The Rex
Manufacturing Company; J. P. Noftzger, dealer in Scotch
and native granite monuments; A. F. Rice, photographer;
Ulrey & Tyler, saw and planing mill; J. J. Martin & Son,
photographers; North Manchester Canning Co., cash paid
for tomatoes and apples; John Jelinek, merchant tailor;
Lowman & Harter, the City boot and shoe store; A. W.
Bowman, dealer in harness, implements and wagons of all
kinds; Rhodes & Custer, manufacturers of the celebrated
brand "Our Pointer," and other cigars; Sam A. Baer &
Co., dealers in buggies, etc., specialty of plows; Wm.
Stadler, carriage and wagon manufacturer and blacksmith;
Reuben Moyer, junk deal, highest cash price paid for
same and Hersch Leffel, turning , band sawing and screen
door a specialty. Population estimated at 3,000.
R.R. Leonard ..... Postmaster
Isaac E. Gingerick - Lawyer and Notary
Ten Year Practice - Collections a Specialty.
W. H. Warvel - Attorney at Law; collections a specialty.
References: Either bank in the city. North Manchester,
Notary Public, Life and Fire Insurance, Real Estate,
General Collector and Loan Agent.
Office in the Ulrey block. Switzer & Gist
Insurance and Loans.
Best Companies Represented. Collections made.
North Manchester Loan Agency.
Money to loan on farm and city property, on long time.
Office in Schoolcraft building; Arthur & Watkins,
Situated on Main street, near business part of city;
everything neat and clean; a home for travelers; good
sample room; rates, $l.25 per dy; Shelby Sexton, prop.
A. F. Rice
The Rex Manufacturing Co.
Manufacturers of the Rex windmill, reservoirs, stock
tanks; dealers in pumps, brass goods, and all kinds of
windmill and well supplies.
Manufacturer of carriages, wagons and buggies;
blacksmithing, horse shoeing and general repairing.
Dealer in rags, metals, hides, pelts, furs, tinware,
tallow and beeswax; ginseng a specialty; highest price
paid for above.
Saw and Planing Mill.
Ulrey & Tyler
Retail lumber of all kinds shingles, lath, door and
window frames, mouldings, lime, plaster and cement.
North Manchester Canning Co.
Highest market price paid for tomatoes and apples.
Turning, band sawing, ripping and dressing mouldings;
also odd size screen doors a specialty.
J. J. Martin & Son.
First class cabinet photographs only $2.00 per dozen;
life size portraits at lowest prices; viewing, copying
and enlarging a specialty. "The Leading Photographers."
Fashionable merchant tailor; perfect fit guaranteed;
prices reasonable; call and see us.
Boots and Shoes.
Lowman & Harter.
Dealers in boots and shoes, rubber goods and hosiery;
ladies' and gents' fine footwear a specialty; Union
block, Main st.
Staple and fancy groceries, canned goods, fruit, choice
confectionery, etc., cigars and tobacco; Main st.,
opposite opera house.
Rhodes & Custer.
Manufacturers of Spanish and domestic cigars; our
leading brand, the celebrated "Our Pointer," and other
brands -- only cigar factory in the city.
J. P. Noftzger
Manufacturer of monuments and head stones, from the best
of marble; dealer in Scotch and native granite
monuments, and building stone estimates of work
furnished on application.
Harness and Implements.
A. W. Bowman.
Manufacturer of harness and dealer in agricultural
implements, wagons, carriages, buggies, carts, pumps,
binding twine, robes, blankets, whips, etc.
Implements and carriages.
Sam A. Baer & Co.
Dealers in buggies, harness, robes, etc; farm machinery
of all kinds; sole agents for the Oliver steel and Solid
Comfort sulky plows.