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Early 1880s
1890 Directory
1904 Advertisers
1920 Businesses
 Main St. 1923-1928
Beery Orchard
Blackmore Cigars
Cabinet Makers
Canning Factory

Cigar Factories
DeWitt Auto

DeWitt Building
Drug Stores
Excelsior Factory
Farm Implement
Flour Mill
Furniture Making
Grandstaff Rendering
Grove's Grocery
Hayes Motors
Heckman Bindery
Hotel Sheller
Howe Bait
Leedy Motor Co.
Louie's Candy

Mfg Industries
N.M. Airport
N.M. Foundry
Oppenheim-125 Yrs
Peabody Retirement
Peabody Seating
Planing Mill
Rex Windmill
Stickley Furniture
Telephone Cos.
Wagon Makers
Warner Brooder

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Source: NMHS Newsletter Aug 2006

Whitman's Wabash County Business, Wabash County, Ind. 1890

North Manchester

North 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.

Churches 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, Ind.


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, Managers.



Sexton House.

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


Wind Mills

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.



Wm. Stadler.

Manufacturer of carriages, wagons and buggies; blacksmithing, horse shoeing and general repairing.


Junk Dealer

Reuben Moyer.

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.


Canning Company.

North Manchester Canning Co.

Highest market price paid for tomatoes and apples.


Novelty Works

Hersch Leffel.

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."


Merchant Tailors.

John Jelinek.

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.



Daniel Sheller

Staple and fancy groceries, canned goods, fruit, choice confectionery, etc., cigars and tobacco; Main st., opposite opera house.


Cigar Manufacturers.

Rhodes & Custer.

Manufacturers of Spanish and domestic cigars; our leading brand, the celebrated "Our Pointer," and other brands -- only cigar factory in the city.


Marble Works

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.