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CIGAR MANUFACTURERS & CIGAR BRANDS
N. MANCHESTER 1875-1925

Updated by John Knarr, April 10, 2012

Click here for early cigar retailers & their advertising.

Ben Ramsey, 1870s

Frank M. Gift, 1886-1892, "Camp Fire"

Gift Bros., 1888 “Winner” and others

Gift & Henney (October 1888)

Charles Henney (son of Michael Henney)

Gift & Lautzenhiser, 1890

Rhodes & Custer, 1890 “Pointer”

Frank/Fiana Rhodes, 1894

Frank Ross, 1892

H.C. Anderson, 1897, “Splash”

Edward P. Hartman, 1895-1914, “Red Cross"; "Royal Queen", "Porto Rico"

Edward E. Alber, “Change”

Linus S. Strauss, 1900 “La Rosa”; “Monte”; “No. 121”

Strauss & Alber (dissolved Dec. 13, 1900)

David C. Ulrey

Chester W. Kilborn, 1915-1916 “Little Duke”; “Kilborn”; "Hand Made"

Karl Morris, 1920-1922, “Blackmore”; “Little Quaker”

 

 

Note: If you have further information or anecdotes about these cigar manufacturers, please notify John Knarr or The Center of History. In addition to the cigar makers and their employees, there was also an extensive cigar industry network of dealers, retailers, distributors, traveling salesmen, suppliers and tobacco growers. While several of these manufacturers were raised and had family roots in the North Manchester community, others originated elsewhere. Gift came from Preble County, Ohio; Kilborn had been a cigar maker in Marion and Logansport, Indiana; Karl Morris came here from Boston, Massachusetts. Agricultural censuses and statistics reveal that there were several tobacco growers in Wabash County before 1900. Total tobacco production in Wabash County in 1899 was surprisingly high, ranking third in Indiana, with 1517 acres and more than two million pounds.