There is an article in the newspaper “Norfolk Daily News”, Fri. Dec. 5, 2003 on page 6 concerning the 40 years the church has been in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Were your relatives in Norfolk, Nebraska in the early 1900s and then you can
not find them here any more. Our relatives in the past may have stayed in one place for
their entire life. They may have stayed within a short distance of their birthplace.
However for many of us they moved around. We search in many places to try and find
their next location and with luck and perseverance we may just find that next location.
In order to help our readers find some answers to the question, Where did they go? I have extracted information from the Keiter Directory Company. Norfolk City Directory 1913 – 1914.
This listing will be for those persons from Norfolk, who were shown to have moved and their destination. The following is by name and then city and state they moved too.
Adams, Edwin C., Missouri Valley, Iowa
Allberry, Joseph, Omaha, Nebraska
Allen, John H., Landers, Wyoming
Asher, Clinton, F., Page, Nebraska
Ball, Martha, Mrs., Sacramento, California
Ballantyne, Robert S., Tilden, Nebraska
Barnes, Peter J., Oelrichs, South Dakota
Barnhill, Harry J., Fresno, California
Bear, Alexander, Dr., Richmond, Virginia
Beck, Steele S., Sioux City, Iowa
Becker, Edward C., Sioux City, Iowa
Bergfelder, Otto, Rev., Greenleaf, Kansas
Best, Alvalo, Belgrade, Nebraska
Blado, August, Lincoln, Nebraska
Bohlander, Alfred, Manilla, Iowa
Bowers, Charles H., Deadwood, South Dakota
Bretz, Calton, L, Tilden, Nebraska
Brinkman, Jacob W., Columbus, Nebraska
Bryant, Francis A., Dr., Spencer, Nebraska
Buchholz, August L., Plainview, Nebraska
Buckley, W. Andrew, Plainview, Nebraska
Caldwell, Byron W., Chadron, Nebraska
Case, Miles W., Omaha, Nebraska
Chipps, Walter, Denver, Colorado
Cole, C. Edward, Seattle, Washington
Colegrove, Dana C., Rev., Denver, Colorado
Coleman, Walter, Cedar Rapids, Nebraska
Collamer, Myron H., Atkinson, Nebraska
Cox, Melville B., Holley, Colorado
Dignan, L. James, Omaha, Nebraska
Duffy, Daniel B., Winner, South Dakota
Engle, Edwin C., Long Pine, Nebraska
Estabrook, Frank L., Houston, Texas
Evans, Charles E., Omaha, Nebraska
Farley, Myron M., Grand Island, Nebraska
Finley, Thomas L., Missouri Valley, Iowa
Freeman, Wm. J., Omaha, Nebraska
Fuerst, Charles F., Battle Creek, Nebraska
Gamet, Asa W., Foster, Nebraska
Gebauer, Felix, Rev., St. Paul, Nebraska
Gillette, Arthur S., Sioux City, Iowa
Grant, Smith H., Seattle, Washington
Gray, J. Arthur, Winner, South Dakota
Groves, Jesse G., Red Oak, Iowa
Grundman, John, Boone, Iowa
Hall, Nannie, Mrs., Kansas City, Missouri
Hauptli, Wm. L., Monowi, Nebraska
Hayden, Guy C., Omaha, Nebraska
Hayes, E. Ray, Sheridan, Wyoming
Helpin, Michael, Cullum, Ireland
Hight, Joseph B., Interior, South Dakota
Hill, Wm., Superior, Nebraska
Hilbert, Wm. H., Omaha, Nebraska
Hinds, Lewis H., Luseland, Saskatchewan, Canada
Hinks, George M., Bloomfield, Nebraska
Hirsch, Frank J., Omaha, Nebraska
Hoar, Christian C., Glenwood, Iowa
Holden, Horace T., Dr., Omaha, Nebraska
Humphrey, David, Page, Nebraska
Humphrey, Edson B., Cambridge, Nebraska
Hunter, Fred M., Lincoln, Nebraska
Ireland, Elmer P., Kearney, Nebraska
Irvin, Morris B., San Diego, California
Jackson, Mary J., Mrs., Omaha, Nebraska
Jung, Martin J., Casper, Wyoming
Kirkpatrick, J. W., Rev., Omaha, Nebraska
Klug, John F., ONeill, Nebraska
Knapp, Louis J., Burlington, Iowa
Korth, Augusta, Mrs., Creighton, Nebraska
Krantz, John, Corvallis, Oregon
Kuhleman, H. Ernest, Peoria, Illinois
Lancaster, Arthur R., Fremont, Nebraska
Larson, Frank, Fremont, Nebraska
Laubsch, Carl O., Plainview, Nebraska
Lindsay, James F., St. Paul, Minnesota
Lucas, Roy J., Rev., Agra, Kansas
Luebcke, Paul, Clearwater, Nebraska
McCallum, Ray F., Tilden, Nebraska
Mackay, James H., Dr., Francitas, Texas
Matrau, Henry C., Windsor, Colorado
Mead, Ira L., Snyder, Nebraska
Mead, Miner C., Beemer, Nebraska
Melcher, Frank E., San Diego, California
Mende, Frank F., Stanton, Nebraska
Meredith, O. C., Dr., Boise, Idaho
Miles, James E., West Point, Nebraska
Moenck, Carl H., Chicago, Illinois
Mole, Robert J., La Porte, Texas
Moulton, Roy A., Atlantic, Iowa
Mulertz, Roy, Pierce, Nebraska
Nichols, Ralph T., Bonesteel, South Dakota
Noll, Luke D., Lincoln, Nebraska
Pender, Norris E., Omaha, Nebraska
Pepple, Ralph E., Hot Springs, Arkansas
Perdue, Wm. F., Wayne, Nebraska
Pickrel, Belle, Mrs., Council Bluffs, Iowa
Raguse, Carl, Mrs., Madison, Nebraska
Redner, W. August, Francitas, Texas
Reece, John W., Omaha, Nebraska
Reed, Charles R., Houston, Texas
Reed, Elmer B., St. Joseph, Missouri
Reese, Ernest R., Petersburg, Nebraska
Retzlaff, John, Oakdale, Nebraska
Rice, George, Fremont, Nebraska
Rice, James, A., Corvallis, Oregon
Risor, Wm., Kirkwood, Nebraska
Rogers, W. Barnett, Tilden, Nebraska
Romine, Anton M., Fremont, Nebraska
Rouse, Warren J., Jr., Ewing, Nebraska
Ruhlow, August, Hoskins, Nebraska
Ryel, Archibald J., Council Bluffs, Iowa
Saunders, Horatio B., Omaha, Nebraska
Schaffer, Adam, Hoskins, Nebraska
Schroeder, Wm. A., Chicago, Illinois
Schultz, Wm., Neely, Nebraska???
Shaffer, Elbert C., Avoca, Iowa
Sheean, Thomas S., Chadron, Nebraska
Sheldon, Luella C., Mrs., Lincoln, Nebraska
Sherman, Frank J., Lincoln, Nebraska
Shrider, John H., Chadron, Nebraska
Smith, R. H., Sioux City, Iowa
Smith, Wm. F., Pierce, Nebraska
Southworth, George S., Silver Creek, Nebraska
Stillwagen, Andrew L., Lincoln, Nebraska
Stoltenberg, Peter, Inman, Nebraska
Stotts, Hiram W., Ainsworth, Nebraska
Strong, Wm. A., Pierce, Nebraska
Tabler, George R., Lincoln, Nebraska
Tague, Edward D., Shenandoah, Iowa
Tindall, Daniel K., Dr., Central City, Nebr.
Upton, James A., Los Angeles, California
Uttecht, John F., Carter, South Dakota
Walstrom, C. Elmer, Walla Walla, Wash.
Walter, Edw. H., Grand Island, Nebraska
Waterbury, Mary, Mrs., Stanton, Nebraska
Weidenfeller, John, Blessing, Texas
Welsh, John, Omaha, Nebraska
Welsh, Pierce J., Missouri Valley, Iowa
Widaman, Elizabeth, Mrs., Ft. Collins, Colo.
Wiles, Henry G., Little Rock, Arkansas
Wilkins, Andrew J., Lincoln, Nebraska
Williams, J. Frank, Emerson, Nebraska
Witt, Harry, Winona, Minnesota
Woods, Paul A., Omaha, Nebraska
Ziesche, Ernest M., Los Angeles, California
Zook, John, Los Angeles, California
Zuelow, Otto, Francitas, Texas
A Look Back to 1964
The items that follow are excerpts from the Norfolk City Directory 1964 issue. There are a few businesses mentioned also in Madison, Nebraska.
Agricultural Implement Dealers
John Deere Sales & Service 140 E. 3rd (Madison)
Dinkel Implement Co. 315 S. 1st
Love & Weiland Equipment Co. 336 W. 3rd (Madison)
Madison Farm Equipment 143 W 3rd
Karl Meck Implement end Omaha Ave.
Norfolk Farm Equipment Co. 301 N. 4th
Reigle Implement Co. 103 W 2nd (Madison)
S & S Wholesale Supply 301 S 1st
Colonial Apartments 1000 Norfolk Ave.
Commodore Apartments 1101 Norfolk Ave.
Emoh Apartments 1104 Koeningstein Ave.
Faubels Court Apartments 607 Blaine
Green Gable Apartments 812 S. 8th
Hoskinson Apartments 110 Braasch Ave.
Johnson Apartments 918 S. 4th
Kruse Apartments 704 Koenigstein Ave.
Lake Side Apartments 2601 S. 13th
McNeely Apartments 206 S. 4th
Mohawk Apartments 128 S. 5th
Park Avenue Apartments 402 Park Ave.
Sihacek Apartments 112 N. 9th
Werner Apartments 105 N. 9th
Windsor Apartments 304 N. 12th
Keith Glatt Motors 605 E. Norfolk Ave.
Jenny Motor Co. 115 Norfolk Ave.
Leichliter Chevrolet Co. 2nd corner Pearl (Madison)
Meiergard Rambler Inc. 119 Norfolk Ave.
Mimick Motor 427 S. Pearl (Madison)
Northrup Chevrolet Co. 218 Braasch Ave.
Petring Lincoln Mercury Sales Inc. 209 S. 5th
Petring Motor Co. Inc. 423 Madison Ave.
Shaffer Pontiac—Buick Inc. 707 Norfolk Ave.
Automobile Dealers—Used Cars
Cobb Motors 707 Madison Ave.
Kralik Auto Sales 844 W. 3rd (Madison)
Childs Food Shoppe 429 Norfolk Ave.
Continental Baking Co. 1237 Michigan Ave.
Mel’s Bakery 221 Norfolk Ave.
Jerome M. Osterday 1307 Logan
Sheppard’s Home Bakery 209 Norfolk Ave.
Wonder Bread Thrift Store 1237 Michigan Ave.
Bob’s Barber Shop 802 1/2 Norfolk Ave.
Deluxe Barber Shop 206 S. Pearl (Madison)
Eiben’s Barber Shop 216 Norfolk Ave.
Faubel Barber & Hat Shop 211 1/2 Norfolk Ave.
Fifth Street Barber Shop 439 1/2 Norfolk Ave.
Fix Barber Shop 511 S. 4th
Otto C. Hart3ig 426 Norfolk Ave.
Joe’s Barber Shop 301 Braasch Ave.
Ken’s Barber Shop 1416 S. 1st
Maas Barber Shop 201 Norfolk Ave.
North Third Street Barber Shop 197 N. 3rd
Hunt J. Quentin 223 Norfolk Ave.
Service Barber Shop 114 S. 4th
Shorty’s Barber Shop 118 S. 3rd (Madison)
Storek’s Barber Shop 112 W 3rd (Madison)
Stan’s Westgate Barber Shop 101 N. 13th
Anne’s Beauty Shop 816 W. 4th (Madison)
Amy’s Beauty Ship 214 N. 8th
Bertha’s Beauty Salon 200 S. 4th
Cora Mae Craig Beauty Shop 1100 S. 5th
Dell’s Beauty Shop 1306 Park Ave.
Della’s Beauty Shop 342 E. 2nd (Madison)
Floma’s Beauty Salon 1102 S. 3rd
Franc’s Beauty Shop 109 N. 4th
Hattie’s Beauty Salon 109 N. Pine basement
Hillview Beauty Shop 1501 Elm Ave.
Jerry’s Beauty Salon 104 S. 5th
Kay’s Beauty Shop 110 S. 13th
LaLaine’s Beauty Salon and Gift Shop 201 Norfolk Ave.
Leona’s Beauty Salon 505 S. 10th
Loretta’s Beauty Salon 306 Omaha Ave.
Madison Beauty Spot 121 W. 3rd (Madison)
Midway Beauty Salon 1101 S. 4th
Mildred’s Beauty Shop 1214 Philip Ave.
Pat’s Beauty Shop 906 S. 5th
Porter’s Beauty Shoppe 131 W. 6th (Madison)
Ray’s Beauty Shop 313 Phillip Ave.
Reinhold Beauty Shop 112 N. 8th
Tews Beauty Salon 1201 S 6th
Ursula’s Beauty Nook 811 S. 13th
Westgate Beauty Salon 101 N. 13th
Buildings — Office and Public
Bishop Block 101 N. 4th
City Auditorium 127 N. 1st
City Hall 208 W. 3rd (Madison)
Court House 737 S. Lincoln (Madison)
DeLay National Bank Building 106 S. 4th
Federal Building 125 S. 4th
Five Thirteen Norfolk Building 512 Norfolk Ave.
Granada Building 509 Norfolk Ave.
Killian Block 329 Norfolk Ave.
King Building 108 S. 4th
Koehn Building 432 Norfolk Ave.
Norfolk Medical Arts Building 1300 Nebraska Ave.
Ommerman Building 118 S. 4th
Parrish Building 429 Norfolk Ave.
Schoregge Block 435 Norfolk Ave.
Arrow Black Hills Stage Lines 110 N. 4th
Arrow State Lines inc. 700 N. 4th
Center Service Lines 120 N. 5th
P Y N Bus Line 120 N. 5th
United Motor Ways 120 N. 5th
Winner Bus Line 120 N. 5th
Alden’s Bus Depot 304 S. Pearl (Madison)
Union Bus Depot 120 N. 5th
Blue Rooster Restaurant 1300 Norfolk Ave.
Mary’s Cafe 801 E. Norfolk Ave.
Babe’s Shop (womens) 107 N. 4th
Berle’s Mens Shop 423 Norfolk Ave.
Beverly’s Store (womens) 426 Norfolk Ave.
Fashion City (womens) 310 Norfolk Ave.
Freudenburg Clothing Store 215 S. Pearl (Madison)
Mode O’Day (womens) 105 N. 4th
Norfolk Live Stock Paddock 1601 S. 1st
Sillik’s 601 E. Norfolk Ave.
Star Clothing Store (men) 424 Norfolk Ave.
Style Shop (womens and childrens) 316 Norfolk Ave.
Three Sisters (womens) 307 Norfolk Ave.
Beckner Sincair Service 101 E. Norfolk Ave.
Bob & Bill’s Service Station 543 W. 3rd (Madison)
Champlin Service 516 E. Norfolk Ave.Coovers Derby Service 1320 S. 1st
Deep Rock Service 400 Braasch Ave.
Ecpmp Service 1220 N. 1st
Ed’s D-X Service 701 S. 13th
Eden’s Standard Service 700 Norfolk Ave.
Eighty-One Texaco Service 710 S. 13th
Faulstich Kar Service 613 S. 1st
Filip’s D-X Service 200 S. 1st
Gene’s Standard Service 1027 S. 13th
Harrison’s Phillips “66” Service 101 Norfolk Ave.
Hi-Way Service 320 E. Norfolk Ave.
Hillview Services Station 507 N. 13th
Hudson Oil Co. 800 Norfolk Ave.
Hupp’s Champlin & radiator Service 112 S. 1st
Kohler Service 609 S. 13th
Larsen’s Conoco Service 504 N. 13th
Lau’s Service 214 Norfolk Ave.
Long’s Service—Phillip’s “66” 1301 Norfolk Ave.
M & H Oil Co.101 S. Pearl (Madison)
Manske Oil Co. 300 Madison Ave.
Mary’s Mobil Station 801 E. Norfolk Ave.
McCain’s Conoco 810 Norfolk Ave.
Ninth Street 66 Service Station 811 Norfolk Ave.
Norfolk Deep Rock Service 311 Omaha Ave.
Norfolk Oil Co. 500 Omaha Ave.
Northside Oil Co. N. Pearl (Madison)
Pat O’Gorman Oil Co. E. Omaha Ave. and Logan
Olson’s Sinclair Service 901 Norfolk Ave.
Omaha Avenue 66 Service 101 E. Omaha Ave.
Paul’s Apco 400 E. Norfolk Ave.
Paul’s Apco Service 1024 S. 13th
Paulson’s Skelly Service 316 Omaha Ave.
Roedel Standard Service 101 S. 1st
Stockman’s DX Service 1301 S. 1st
Superior “400” 905 S. 13th
Third Street Texaco Service 200 S. 3rd
Van Super Service Inc. 214 S. 1st
Groceries and Meats—Retail
Bill’s G W Market 116 S. Pearl (Madison)
Braasch Grocery 704 Pasewalk Ave.
Clanton’s Grocery 1209 Nebraska Ave.
Cole’s IGA Foodliner 1306 Norfolk Ave.
Co-op Jack & Jill 232 S. Pearl (Madison)
Economy Food Market 316 Braasch Ave.
Fritz’s Handy Grocery & Produce 121 W. 2nd (Madison)
Harmel’s Thrifty-Way Food Market 807 S. 13th
Hartwig Grocery 511 S. 4th
Hinky-Dinky Stores 121 S. 3rd
Little Giant Grocery 922 S. 4th
McCarthy Grocery 705 Spruce Ave.
National Foods 200 Madison Ave.
Owl Jack & Jill Super Market Inc. 712 S. 13th
Phillip L. Ressell 500 Matrau Ave.
Safeway Stores Inc. 302 Philip Ave.
Skylon Grocery 501 N. 13th
Sunshine Inc. 513 Norfolk Ave.
Test IGA Store 241 S. Pearl (Madison)
Unger’s Handy Grocery 505 W. 3rd (Madison)
Walters Grocery 407 S. 2nd
Wilson’s Grocery 215 S. 11th
Wolff’s Grocery 1906 S. 1st
Becker’s Motel 407 N. 13th
Blue Ridge Motel 916 S. 13th
Bree-Ternes Motel 711 S. 13th
Buck-A-Roo Motel 610 S. 13th
Capri Motor Hotel 211 E. Norfolk Ave.
Flamingo Motel & Café 1019 S. 13th
Mill Bridge Cabin Camp 123 E. Norfolk Ave.
Raasch’s Motel rear 504 N. 13th
Rose Ed Motel 1302 Verges Ave.
Sey-Crest Motel 721 E. Norfolk Ave
Skyline Motel 509 N. 13th
Norfolk Convalescent Hospital & Nursing Home 1414 S. 3rd
Wayside Nursing Home 201 N. 12th
A & W Root Beer Drive-In 920 S. 13th
Beef Eaters Grill & Lounge 1326 Norfolk Ave.
Alpine Cafe 302 S. Pearl (Madison)
Big Bun Cafe 119 N. 5th
Blue Bell Cafe 214 Norfolk Ave.
Blue Rooster Restaurant 1300 Norfolk Ave.
Bobb’s Cafe 107 N. 8th
Butch’s Sandwich Ship 121 N. 3rd
Carl’s Cafe 1427 S. 1st
Chuck Wagon 101 Omaha Ave.
Dan’s Cafe & Piano Lounge 710 S. 13th
Dog & Suds Drive In 1019 S. 13th
Double—K Drive In 1032 S. 13th
Flamingo Cafe 1019 S. 13th
Giovannis Pizzeria 522 Norfolk Ave.
The Goody Shop 111 S. 5th
Hamburger Hut 114 S. 3rd
Harbison’s Cafe 127 Norfolk Ave.
High’s Cafe 823 E. Norfolk Ave.
Hill Top Cafe 501 N. 13th
Hotel Madison 4th and Norfolk Ave.
Jane’s Cafe 106 S. 5th
Jax Cafe 211 Norfolk Ave.
Lazy L Cafeteria 410 Norfolk Ave.
Mary’s Cafe 801 E. Norfolk Ave.
Miller’s Avenue Cafe 206 Norfolk Ave.
Mom’s Cafe 112 S. 4th
Norfolk Country Club Restaurant end Country Club road
North Side Cafe N. Pearl (Madison)
Prenger’s 116 E. Norfolk Ave.
Paul S. Schruber 507 Prospect Ave.
Starlite Cafe 308 S. 6th
Stockman’s Cafe 1035 S. 13th
Stockyards Cafe 1601 S. 1st
The Trails 2608 S. 13th
Welcome Cafe 1421 S. 1st
A Look at Norfolk from the 1960 Norfolk City Directory
The view is on Norfolk Avenue from 1st Street going west to 9th Street
The even numbers are on the north side of the street.
The odd numbers are on the south side of the street.
1st Street intersection
100 Radio Produce
104 Asmus Buick auto dealer
108-110 Norfolk Bottling Co.
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.
112-114 Asmus Buick (used car lot)
120 Interstate Glass Co.
Nebraska State Employment
122 Twin—States Typewriter Co.
124 Day & Nite Cafe
128 Larson’s Food Market
101 Harrison’s Phillips 66 Service
107 Norfolk Office Equipment
119 Harry T. Boehnke auto radiator repair
Meiergard Rambler autos
127 Cecil & Bob’s Cafe
Mrs. Winifred Uttecht
Myron R. Pilger
131 The Brass Rail liquors
Mrs. Evelyn C. Peersen
2nd Street intersection
200 Army Surplus Store
202 Chas. A. Rumbaugh used merchandise
Chas. A. Rumnbaugh
204 Sportsman’s Bar beer
206 F & H Cafe
208 Club Billiards
212 Maas Wallpaper paint store
214 Blue Bell Cafe
Lou’s Service gas station
216 Eiben’s Barber Shop
218 Sherwin—Williams Co. paint
220 Andy’s Tire Service, Inc. tire repair
224 Elkhorn Bar beer
226 Western Auto Associate Store auto accessories & parts
228 Elkhorn Hotel
Mrs. Edith Beers
230 Rasmussen Pharmacy
Top Value Redemption Store premium goods
232 Cyril R. Langdale
201 Oxnard Hotel
Lowell W. Vawser
LaLaines Beauty Salon & Gift Shop
basement—Cook’s Exchange bicycles
207 Deon R. Deuel
209 Home Bakery
211 Snack Bar restaurant
211 1/2 Faubel Barber Hat Shop
213 Storz Supply Corp. wholesale auto supplies
215 Coast to Coast stores hardware
Elston T. McConahay
217 C. A. Durland Agency general
Norfolk Building & Loan Association
Prospect Hill Cemetery Association.
Walter H. Pilger, physician
219 Harbor Bar liquor
Lawrence J. McGrath
221 Henning Bakery
223 J. Quentin Hunt barber
225 Rasley’s Cleaners
227-229 The National Bank of Norfolk
3rd Street intersection
300 3rd Street Bar beverages
302 Behmer’s Music Center
304 Ideal Shoe Service shoe repairs
306 Budget Furniture Mart
308 John’s Place liquors
310 Fashion City women’s clothing
312 The Durland Trust Co.
316-318 Style Shop women’s clothing
320 Oasis Bar liquor
324 Gillespie’s Jewelers
Gillespie Vision Clinic optometry
324 1/2 Jos. T. Gillespie
326 Hotel Madison Coffee Shop
328 Lamp Room beverages
301-303 J. M. McDonald Co. dept store
307 Three Sisters women’s clothing
311-315 Hested Stores Co. 5 c to $1.00 store
315 Hested Building
rooms 1—11 vacant
room 14 Howard J. Strong Associates architects
rooms 15-16 Howard J. Strong Associates drafting room
room 17 vacant
317 Star Clothing Store men’s clothing
321 F. W. Woolworth Co. variety store
323-325 Hutchinson’s department store
329-331 Killian Block
rooms 1-5 Norfolk Beauty School
room 9 vacant
room 16 vacant
3rd floor vacant
4th Street intersection
400 The Fair Store department store
404 Gary’s Book Store
406 Nisker’s shoes
408 Mode O’Day
410 Lazy L Cafeteria
412 The Golden Rule Store department store
Mrs. Margaret H. Bare gifts
Jas. C. Christensen carpenter
414 Putter’s Jewelry
414-416 Ransom House gifts
416 Perrigo Visual Clinic optometrists
418 Armstrong Jewelry
420 Carlisle’s Correct Shoes
422 Rainbow Bar liquor
424 Jay’s Inc.
426 Beverly’s Store women’s clothing
Wm. F. Lieerman real estate and insurance
Otto C. Hartwig barber
Mrs. Bertha Reuter
428 Cook’s Inc. sporting goods
Elkhorn Electric contractors
430 Evans Drugs
432 Burroughs Corp.
Tom’s Music House
432 Koehn Building
rooms 1-4 Merlin J. Schoening accountant
rooms 5-9 vacant
rooms 10-11 Evans Insurance Service
Bernard A. Ptak lawyer
434 Clark’s Shoe Co.
401 The DeLay National Bank
403 Firestone Stores tire dealer
Rebekah Lodge N. 63
Elkhorn Encampment N. 27
Beata Theta Rho No. 8
Norfolk Canton No. 30
Patriarchs Militant No. 30
Norfolk Lodge No. 46
405-407 Ballantyne’s Furniture
409 Bullis Drug Store
411 The Cigar Store
Walter H. Miner dentist
413 Buck’s Booterie
415 Larson—Kuhn men’s clothing
417 Elkhorn Finance Corp.
Brown Insurance Agency
Brown—Dederman Realtors real estate and insurance
Otto W. Burkhardt accountant
Mapes & Mapes lawyers
Credit Bureau of Norfolk
Madison County Abstract Co.
Equitable Life Assurance Society
419 Singer Sewing Machine Co.
421 Wezel & Truex Inc. jewelers
Hutton Hutton lawyers
423 Berle’s Men’s Shop clothing
V. A. Cook Studio photographs
425 Kesting Furniture
427 French’s Photo Shop
429 Parrish Building
Childs Food Shoppe bakery
Frank Currier chiropractor
431 Norfolk Shoe Co.
433 Fleming’s Pharmacy
George D. Conwell physician
435 Schoregge Block
Western Typewriter & Office Supply
1. Eleanor M. Weber
2. Janis Topinka
3. Mrs. Theresa Biermann
2nd floor John C. Devine dentist
437 Securities Acceptance Corp
439 Barber’s Gifts
439 1/2 Fifth St. Barber Shop
5th Street intersection
500 Fifth Street Tavern
506 Chicago Lumber Co. of Norfolk
522 The Iceberg—Pizzeria confectioners
501 Krueger—Ihle Appliance Store
503 Charlie’s Bar
505 Gettman Electric Appliance Co.
507 Krueger—Ihle Electric Co. Inc.
509-511 Thrifty—Way Market grocery
513-515 Sunshine Food Market grocery
513 Five Thirteen Norfolk Building
Western Adjustment & Inspection Co.
State Farm Insurance Co.
Atlas Corp. real estate
Fredrick M. Deutsch lawyer
517 New Way Cleaners
519 Arthur F. Froding barber
521 Bill’s Camera & Sporting Goods
523 Model Cleaners Laundry
527 Elkhorn Valley Historical Society of Norfolk
Basement Benjamin H. Pronneke
6th Street intersection
602 Ace Fuel & Grain Co.
606 Norfolk Skelgas Service
Gallagher Radio & TV repair
601 Joyce Lumber Co.
Eichelberger Lumber Co.
7th Street intersection
700 Edens Standard Service
702 Sidles Co. wholesale auto supplies
710 Norfolk Awning Co.
Anton W. Scoboda
Marvin H. Blunck
714 Red Arrow Bar & Package Store
716 Dowd & Stolz Transfer Co. Inc.
Warrick—Hawkinson Tread Service
701 Central Electric & Gas Co. local office
707-711 Shaffer Pontiac Inc.
713 Midwest Furniture & Appliance
715 Mrs. Amy R. Peterson
717 Dime A Time Laundromat
719 George J. Stewart physician
8th Street intersection
800 Hudson Oil Co. gas station
802 Bankers Life Insurance Co. of Nebraska
Watson & Theisen architects
802 1/2 Ferris Barber Shop
804 Mrs. Irma Reeker
806 Wm. J. Schelly
810 Larsen’s Conoco Service
803 Norfolk Public Library
811 Marv’s 66 Service Station
9th Street intersection
Abstracts of Title
Peck & Rowe,, 409 Norfolk ave.
Brueggeman, H. G., 124 Norfolk Ave.
Pasewalk, H. A., 105 Norfolk ave.
Morrison, A., Odd Fellows building
Stitt, J. C., Mast’s building, rm. 10
Tracy, T. H., at E. H. Tracy & Co.
Barnes, J. B., Mast’s Building
Durland, A. J., Richard’s Block
Holmes & Hays, rm. 1, 2, Mast’s building
Mapes & Licey, Norfolk National Bank building
Tyler, M. D., Mast’s building
Wigton & Whitham, Odd Fellows building
Fouts, J. W., 426 Norfolk ave.
Freythaler, John, 4th, 1st door s. of Cotton.s new block
Schoregge, E. J., 215 Norfolk ave.
Swaynie Bros., 428 Norfolk ave.
Citizens National Bank, Mast’s block
Norfolk National Bank, se cor 2d and Norfolk ave.
Norfolk State Bank, sw cor 4h and Norfolk ave.
Higley, J. M., 110 Norfolk ave.
Rouse, C. E., 224 Norfolk ave.
The Pacific Annex. – Reynolds & Son, 502 Norfolk ave.
Buckle, Otto, Norfolk ave., east of 1st
Pasewalk, A. 308 Norfolk ave.
Stannard, Geo., se cor 3d and Braasch ave.
Pribernow, A., ne cor 1st and Madison ave.
Walter, B. C., cor Braasch ave. and 4th
Boots and Shoes
The Palace . F. T. & F. A. Campbell, 406 Norfolk ave.
Mayer, Morris, 225 Norfolk ave.
Moldenhauer, W. A. 109 Norfolk ave.
Books and Stationery
Peyton & Smith, 212 Norfolk ave.
Tracy & Co., 306 Norfolk ave.
Congregational church, nw cor 9th and Norfolk ave., Rev. J. J. Parker, pastor.
Catholic church, sw cor 5th and Madison ave., Rev. F. Lechleitner, priest
Episcopal church, Holy Trinity, ne cor 9th and Madison ave., Rev. W. T. Whitmarsh, pastor
Lutheran, Christs, 5th betw. Park and Pasewalk aves., Rev. I. A. Mayer, pastor
Methodist church, First, nw cor 4th and Philip ave., Rev. J. W. Martin, pastor.
Berner, W. G., 209 Norfolk ave.
Kohout, W., 5th, rear of Pacific House
Latimer, Geo. A., Mast’s building, rm 10
Boston Clothing Store . M. Franklin, 203 Norfolk ave.
Mayer, Morris, 225 Norfolk ave.
U.S. Clothing Co. . Kuhl & Linderman, 504 Norfolk ave.
Marple & co., 314 Norfolk ave.
Storey, P. C., 325 Norfolk ave.
Confectionery and Fruits
Chrisman, H. W., 327 Norfolk ave.
Emmons, James, 205 Norfolk ave.
Hoober, E., 430 Norfolk ave.
Schoregge, E. J., 215 Norfolk ave.
Swaynie Bros. 428 Norfolk ave.
Jonas, B. W., 421 Norfolk ave.
Cole, Dr. H. G., Norfolk State Bank block
Lawson, Mrs. M. E., nw cor 3d and Norfolk ave.
Miller, Miss M., over H. Goodrich’s
Weaver, Miss S. L., nw cor 2d and Norfolk ave.
Bryant, F. A., 2 3 Norfolk ave.
Daniel, D. R., 108 Norfolk ave.
Koenigstein, D. J., sw cor Norfolk ave., and 5th
Leonard, A. K., 410 Norfolk ave.
Moore, O. S., 415 Norfolk ave.
Baum Bros. 322 Norfolk ave.
Mayer, Morris, 225 Norfolk ave.
The Johnson Dry Goods co., 318 Norfolk ave.
Prichard & Kethledge, 508 Norfolk ave.
Wells, Fargo & Co., 416 ½ Norfolk ave.
Pacific, office at U. P. depot
Fancy Goods and Notions
Chesney, Mrs. E., 217 Norfolk ave.
Mayer, Morris, 225 Norfolk ave.
Flour and Feed
Batte & Dellingder, 204 Norfolk ave.
Birchard, Bridge & Co., Norfolk ave., east of 1st
Furniture and Carpets
Johnson, C. H., 424 Norfolk ave.
Rees, D., 323 Norfolk ave.
Asmus, Carl, ne cor 3d and Norfolk ave.
Olney, J. E., nw cor Norfolk ave and 1st
Shurtz, P. A., 407 Norfolk ave.
Cobb & Overholser, 434 Norfolk ave.
Collamer, J. M., 408 Norfolk ave.
Goodrich, H., 220 Norfolk ave.
Jonas, B. W., 421 Norfolk ave.
Kenyon, E. B., se cor 3d and Norfolk ave.
McClary & Co., nw cor 3d and Norfolk ave.
Schoregge, E. J., 215 Norfolk ave.
Witter, A. T., Norfolk ave. betw. 7th and 8th
Guns and Locksmiths
Wetzel, L., 120 Norfolk ave.
Hogelin & Co., near Creighton depot
Degner, Albert, 222 Norfolk ave.
Eiseley, C. F., nw cor 2d and Norfolk ave.
Wiley Hardware Co., 506 Norfolk ave.
Harness and Saddlery
Hopkins, D. a., 404 Norfolk ave.
Oesterling, John, Norfolk ave., east of 1st
Winter, H. W., 122 Norfolk ave.
Atlantic, ne cor 6th and Madison ave.
Elkhorn Valley House, Chas. Illgen. Prop. 112 Norfolk ave.
Norfolk House, F. Wegener, prop. 115 Norfolk ave.
Pacific House, Locke & Tipple, prop.s, sw cor 5th and Norfolk ave.
Tillenburg House, H. Tillenburg, prop. ne cor 5th and Norfolk ave.
J. L. Pierce & Co., 4th, Norfolk State Bank building.
Durland, C. B., Richard’s Block, rm 1 and 2
Lowe, W. H., 220 Norfolk ave.
Widaman & Washburn, 315 Norfolk ave.
Wyman, H. O., Mast.s block, rm 10
Blair, R. N. & Co., 312 Norfolk ave.
Hayes, c. S. 320 Norfolk ave. Marquardt, C. F. W., 221 Norfolk ave.
Gillett & Dexter, News building, 15 so. 4th
Elkhorn Valley Laundry, – Peter Lyttle, Philip ave. betw. 4th and 5th , 2-h-s-side
Livery, Feed and Sale Stable
Batte, T. H., 3d, betw. Norfolk and Madison aves.
Box, Geo. W. se cor 5th and Braasch ave.
Dudley, Geo., 3d, betw. Norfolk ave and Braasch ave.
Hale, W. M., nw cor 4th and Braasch ave.
Morton, Edw. C., 4th betw. Norfolk and Braasch ave.
Seiler, G. R., nw cor 3d and Braasch ave.
Loan Agents and Brokers
The Durland Trust Co. A. J. Durland, president, C. B., Durland, vice-president, C. B. Burrows, treasurer, Richard’s block, rm 1 and 2
Farmers Loan and Trust Co. . S. E. Simpson, special agent, office with Widaman & Washburn.
Western Loan and Trust Co. . LJ. L. Pierce, manager, 4th, in Norfolk State Bank building.
Chicago Lumber Co. . M. J. Garcelon, manager, Norfolk ave., 2 doors west of 5th
Edwards & McCulloch . W. A. Emery, manager, 2d betw. Norfolk and Madison aves.
Mittelstadt, L. C. Norfolk ave. betw 7 and 8
Wyman, D. F., sw cor Norfolk ave. and 6th
Hack and Baggage Line
Brown, Chas., Telephone No. 72
Marble and Granite Works
Stannard & Cox, 4th betw. Norfolk and Braasch aves.
Glissman, H. E. 208 Norfolk ave.
Karo, August, 405 Norfolk ave.
Semmler, H., 420 Norfolk ave.
Shafer, Max, Main, betw, 1st and 2d ave.
Madsen, C., 422 Norfolk ave.
Marple & Co., 314 Norfolk ave.
Ostin, L. J., 211 Norfolk ave.
Chesney, Mrs. E., 217 Norfolk ave.
Durland, J. & E., 324 Norfolk ave.
Grinnell, Miss J. P., 306 Norfolk ave.
Gale, W. H., 17 So. Fourth
Tracy, E. H. & Co., 305 Norfolk ave.
Anzeiger, H. Brummund, basement of Pacific block.
Herald, F. M. Claflin, Odd Fellows building
Journal, Wm. Leavitt, 2d street.
News, (daily and weekly), W. Huse & Son, News building, 13 So. Fourth.
Hammond, E. D., Park addition, next to Fair Ground.
Norfolk Nursery and Seed Co. . C. P. Michael, general manager, ne cor 4th and Norfolk ave.
Paints, Oils and Window Glass
Leonard, A. K., 410 Norfolk ave.
Macy & Doughty, 326 Norfolk ave.
Tillotson & Thompson, ne cor 3d and Norfolk ave., up stairs
Physicians and Surgeons
Bear, Dr. Alex., 321 Norfolk ave.
Daniel, Dr. D. R., 208 Norfolk ave.
Fuller, Dr. E. G., Odd Fellows building
Hagey, Dr. W. H. H., 323 Norfolk ave.
Macomber, Dr. A. L., 11 So. Fourth
Richards, Dr. G. B., Richards Block
Tashjean, Dr. A. B., nw cor 5th and Madison ave.
Verges, Dr. E. G., Odd Fellows block
Wheaton, T. W., Norfolk ave., east of 1st
Rembe, L. l. 226 Norfolk ave.
Correvon, Geo., Prospect ave. betw. 11th and 12th
Real Estate Agents
Allen, E. B., 428 ½ Norfolk ave.
Durland, A. J., Richard’s block rm 1 and 2
Lowe, W. A. 220 Norfolk ave.
Peck and Rowe, 409 Norfolk ave.
Pilger & Schwenk, 214 Norfolk ave.
Rome Miller & Co., basement of Mast’s building
Widaman & Washburn, 317 Norfolk ave.
Wilson & Miller, 416 Norfolk ave.
Grant, S. A. 432 Norfolk ave.
Moore, G. D., 315 Norfolk ave.
Eble, C., 216 Norfolk ave.
Flynn, J. W., 423 Norfolk ave.
Klentz, F. W., 116 Norfolk ave.
Kyner Bros., sw cor 3d and Norfolk ave.
Machmiller, A., ne cor 2d and Norfolk ave.
Marquardt, C. F. A., se cor Norfolk ave and 5th
McCombs & Riley, 312 Norfolk ave.
Schelly, Fred, 414 Norfolk ave.
Schwertfeger, Ernst, 113 Norfolk ave.
Wilde, Albert, 219 Norfolk ave.
Second Hand Stores
Bucholz, Anton, 210 Norfolk ave.Walter, J. F., 418 Norfolk ave.
Sewing Machine Agency
Domestic: H. G. Brueggeman, 126 Norfolk ave.
Singer: J. D. Sturgeon, 118 Norfolk ave.
Hoefs, H., 117 Norfolk ave.
Sessions & Bell, over Peyton & Smith’s
Western Union . M. Yount, manager, rm 9, Mast’s block
Laubsch, Carl, 114 Norfolk ave.
Lierman, G. F., Norfolk ave., east of 1st
Walter B. C., Braasch ave. betw. 4th and 5th
Wall Paper Dealers
Tracy, E. H. & Co., 306 Norfolk ave.
Wilson & Daniel, 104 Norfolk ave.
This concludes the 1889 Business Directory
Societies and Clubs.Secret, Benevolent, Etc. A list of Officers and Leaders as found in Norfolk City Directory 1919-1920 along with Meeting Place and Times for the Societies and Clubs 1919-1920
Names typed as found in the Directory
American Legion Norfolk Post No. 16 Roy Dovell, Frank McNeely, C. A. Rasley, F. A. Warner American Legion meets first Tuesday of each month at 435 Norfolk Ave.
Ancient Order of United Workman Norfolk Lodge No. 97 A. P. Brubaker, S. R. McFarland, Michael Moolick, Harry Oesterling, W. R. Steinbaugh Ancient Order of United Workmen meets third Tuesday of each month. No regular meeting place.
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Norfolk Lodge No. 653 B. M. Beeler, J. R. Carter, B. C. Gentle, L. P. Pasewalk, H. S. Thorpe, R. H. Reynolds, E. B. Watson Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks meets second and fourth Friday of each month at Elks Hall.
Brotherhood of American Yeomen Tiley Lodge No. 5083 Mrs. R. W. E. Boyd, Frank Davis, Wm. Durm, H. F. Kreger, Myron Raymond, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. A. H. Scheibe, F. D. Sigafoos, H. J. Worth Brotherhood of American Yeomen meets first and third Wednesday of each month at I. O. O. F. Hall.
Fraternal Aid Union Lorna Doon Castle No. 96 E. A. Amarine, Mrs. Carrie Rasley Fraternal Aid Union showed no meeting dates or locations.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Sugar City Aerie No. 357 M. V. Avery, C. J. Hulac, E. V. Hulac, E. A. Lowe, S. R. McFarland Fraternal Order of Eagles meets second and fourth Monday of each month at Eagles Home, 435 Norfolk Ave.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Independent Order of Odd Fellows meets at I. O. O. F. Hall, 403 Norfolk Ave.
- Elkhorn Encampment No. 27 J. A. Ballantyne, Jr., J. C. McGowan, Jno. Oesterling, C. A. Palme, M. P. Suiter Independent Order of Odd Fellows meets at I. O. O. F. Hall, 403 Norfolk Ave. Elkhorn Encampment No. 27 meets second and fourth Monday of each month.
- Norfolk Lodge No. 46 L. H. Buckendorf, L. A. Novak, Jno. Oesterling, C. A. Palme Independent Order of Odd Fellows meets at I. O. O. F. Hall, 403 Norfolk Ave. Norfolk Lodge No. 45 meets every Thursday.
- Debora Rebekah Lodge No. 63 Mrs. Maud Barnts, Una Hartman, Mrs. Lettie Reuss, Mrs. Julia Webster Independent Order of Odd Fellows meets at I. O. O. F. Hall, 403 Norfolk Ave. Debora Rebekah Lodge No. 63 meets first and third Friday of each month.
Knights and Ladies of Security Norfolk Lodge No. 3051 Mrs. Ada McGinty, Mrs. Anna Niebuhr, A. J. Niebur, Wm. Warnecke Knights and Ladies of Security meets first and third Thursday of each month at K. C. Hall.
Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council No. 1793 B. J. Brown, J. A. Dolly, F. J. McGhan, E. J. Rohrer, L. F. Sanders, Jno. Weishapl Knights of Columbus meets second and fourth Friday at each month at K. C. Hall
Knights of the Maccabees Norfolk Tent No. 64 S. R. McFarland Knights of the Maccabees Norfolk Tent No. 64 meets first Monday of each month. No location was shown.
L. O. T. M. Myrtle Hive No. 30 Mrs. Elsie Barneke, Mrs. Ida Clark, Mrs. Ella Harrington, Mrs. Amelia Jansen, Mrs. Sophia Johnson, Mrs. Anna Larkin, Mrs. Hannah McFarland, Mrs. Sarah Slawter L. O. T. M. Myrtle Hive No. 30 meets first and third Tuesday of each month at 412 Norfolk Ave.
Knights of Pythias Morningside Lodge No. 20 B. W. A. Davis, Jno. Friday, J. A. Jenson, Paul Nordwig, C. E. Shaw Knights of Pythias meets second and fourth Tuesday of each month at K. C. Hall.
Loyal Order of Moose Elkhorn Valley Lodge No. 1211 Henry Barnts, S. R. McFarland, J. C. McGowan, J. L. Towle, R. S. Webster Loyal Order of Moose meets first and third Wednesday of each month at 403 Norfolk Ave.
Madison County Fair Association Henry Altschuler, A. R. Evans, Henry Sunderman Madison County Fair Association showed no meeting date or location.
Masonic Masonic organizations meet at Masonic Hall, Norfolk National Bank Building.
- Damascus Commandery No. 20 K. T. G. H. Burton, P. H. Davis, J. B. Maylard, C. P. Parish, J. C. Stitt Damascus Commandery No. 20 K. T. meets third Friday of each month.
- Damascus Chapter No. 25 R. A. M. G. H. Burton, G. L. Evans, H. S. Gow, ,J. B. Maylard, J. C. Stitt Damascus Chapter No. 25 R. A. M. meets second Monday of each month.
- Mosaic Lodge No. 55 A. F. & A. M. G. H. Burton, H. S. Gow, N. P. Johnson, J. B. Maylard, E. E. Perry Lodge No. 55 A. F. & A. M. meets first Tuesday of each month.
- Beulah Chapter No. 40 O. E. S. Mrs. Robert Bitney, G. L. Evans, Mrs. Nettie Evans, Mrs. Abbie Rix, Mrs. Mabel Rix Mosaic Beulah Chapter No. 40 O. E. S. meets second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Modern Brotherhood of America Sugar City Lodge No. 622 G. H. Burton, J. J. Covert, F. D. Krantz, Mrs. Mary Mullen Modern Brotherhood of America showed no regular time or place of meeting.
Modern Woodmen of America Norfolk Camp No. 492 G. H. Burton, G. E. Draeger, J. W. White Modern Woodmen of America Norfolk Camp NO. 492 meets first Wednesday of each month at K. C. Hall.
Royal Neighbors No. 4997 Dr. E. L. Brush, Mrs. Myra Brush, Mrs. Hannah Friday, Mrs. Ella Holmes, Mrs. Delia Kreiger, Mrs. Ethel Palme, Mrs. Laura Scheibe, Dr. T. H. Waters Royal Neighbors No. 4997 meets second and fourth Friday of each month at 412 Norfolk Ave.
Norfolk Country Club C.E. Burnham, G. D. Butterfield, Dr. P. H. Salter, H. S. Thorpe Norfolk Country Club showed no regular meeting time. Location was one mile north of the city.
Royal Highlanders Norfolk Castle No. 44 H. V. Gillis, Geo. B. Gordon Royal Highlanders meets second and fourth Monday of each month at K. C. Hall.
United Commercial Travelers of America Norfolk Council No. 120 F. H. Beels, L. E. Peugeo, F. L. Scott United Commercial Travelers of America meets third Saturday of each month at I. O. O. F. Hall.
Woodmen of the World Valley Camp No. 100 G. B. Christoph, F. W. Freeland Woodmen of the World showed no regular time or place of meeting.
Young Men’s Christian Association F. E. Davenport, A. T. Hutchinson, C. A. Lederer, P. E. Lloyd, Darius Mathewson, Lloyd McClow Young Men’s Christian Association meets at southeast corner of Fourth and Madison Ave. No regular time was shown.
Young Women’s Christian Association Mrs. Lena Daubert, Mrs. Mae E. Hurford, Mrs. Lettie Kendall, Mrs. Maude Kennard, Mrs. Stella Taylor Young Women’s Christian Association meets at 405 Norfolk Ave. No regular time was shown.
(Source: Excerpted from Tri-County Pioneers by H. Halderson)
John W. Bloomfield
The beginnings of Newman Grove started in 1867. The first homesteader in Shell Creek precinct, Madison County, Nebraska, was John W. Bloomfield, popularly known as .Johnny Smoker.. His homestead entry for the S ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 28, Township 21 North, Range 4 West of 6th P. M. was made on May 17, 1867. It was claimed that this was the first homestead entry in Madison county, but on examination of the records it was found that William Boche had filed on a homestead northeast of Madison on May 14, 1867, three days prior. Bloomfield then obtained a Government Patent on November 20, 1874. Johnny Smoker was unmarried and lived a secluded life on this land for several years until it was sold to Syver Neilson (Field). Few facts are known about him as it seems he was more friendly with the Indians than with the white settlers. He lived in a dugout on the south bank of Shell Creek running through his land and another dugout was for his pony.
In 1873, Johnny Smoker asked Ole Texley to look after the pony while he went to Battle Creek for a short visit. While Johnny was gone, the highest flood in Shell Creek history came. While the water was rising, Ole Texley came across the dugout and saved the pony. Johnny agreed to sell some 160 acres of land to Syver Nelson (Field), and on February 7, 1876, Johnny, Syver Nelson (Field), and Gundeer Hamre went to Norfolk where the deed was delivered, and Bloomfield received $800.00 in currency. The deed was acknowledged by Geo. B. Fletcher, a notary public, and witnessed by Geo. B. Fletcher and John Sonbessen. It is said that Bloomfield gave the money to a friend to keep for a day or so; that he went there one dark stormy night about ten or eleven o.clock, received the money from the custodian and walked on into the night alone. His disappearance has never been satisfactorily explained. Wm. Bickley headed a group of men who made an unsuccessful search in the Shell Creek region in an attempt to solve the mystery.
Lewis Warren and Newman Warren
Lewis Warren was one of the first three settlers in Shell Creek precinct. Johnny W. Bloomfield was most likely the first one. Lewis Warren and Geo. A. Whitcher came about the same time about a year after Bloomfield. Lewis Warren filed Agricultural Script location No. 1673 for the S ½ of NE ¼ Section 33, Township 21 North, Range 4 West [City park location in 1949] for his minor son Newman Warren and filed No. 1674 for the N ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 33, Township 21 North, Range 4 West for himself. Both tracts were patented July 1, 1871. Lewis Warren was born in Killingsley County, Connecticut. He was married in West Day or Westdale, New York and came west to Red Oak, Iowa, where they lived until after the Civil War. He had enlisted in the Union Army, Company K, 15th Iowa Infantry, and served to the end of the war, after which he was awarded a pension for a service connected disability. About 1866, he arrived in an area east of Schuyler, NE. with some livestock, farm tools and $1.50 in his pocket. Then he moved to the Shell Creek location and built the first log home on the corner where the Lars Olson filling station is located [as of 1949].
The following is a quote from the book, Tri-County Pioneers. “Mr. Warren took an intense interest in the affairs of this pioneer settlement, and being a man of means furnished work for, and helped many of the new settlers to make a living. In 1871, Geo. A. Whitcher and Lewis Warren established the wagon road route from Newman Grove to Cedar Creek near Oakdale to the intersection of the Elkhorn Valley road leading to Wisner. They stopped at the dugout of F. L. Putney.s father, three miles south and one mile west of Oakdale. Warren marked the course of the road by plowing one furrow with a breaking plow. While living here, Warren’s son, Newman Warren, a very fine young man died at about the age of 20/21 years, (about 1873), leaving his father his homestead and other property. The town of Newman Grove was named after Newman Warren. The word ‘Grove’ was added because there was a beautiful grove on Newman’s homestead.”
The Old Town was located on his timber clad land, and in commemoration of this young pioneer this town was named “Newman’s Grove”. The log house built by Lewis Warren was used, rent free, as a schoolhouse for the purpose of the first term of school under the public school system in Shell Creek precinct. E. M. Squire was the teacher. Hellick G. Texley and E. G. Squire and five or six others were the pupils enrolled at that term.
Another quote from Tri-County Pioneers, “He (Lewis Warren) is described as a big man of fine appearance, energetic and versatile in business matters, surveyor, railroad contractor and lawyer. He was admitted to the bar, presumably in Columbus, removed from Newman Grove about 1879, practiced law in Oakdale and Neligh in partnership with G. G. Sparks, later with Tom O.Day, moved on to Bassett, and finally settled in Kent, Kings County, Washington, where he died on May 18, 1901.”
In another article from the book, Lewis Warren was very versatile, energetic, and had considerable financial means—a good farmer, surveyor, lay lawyer, and horse doctor. Mr. Warren served in Co. K, 15th Iowa and in Co. B, 13th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War.
Austania Warren was about seven years old when her father homesteaded in Shell Creek. She planted the cottonwood trees north of the Hauges Church, some of them now [as of 1949] measuring 16 feet around. Lewis Warren plowed furrows with an ox team while she planted the saplings as instructed by her father. In an article in the book Tri-County Pioneers about Mrs. Austania (Tania Warren) Shephard is the following information: “The giant cottonwood trees north of the Shell Creek church were planted by Tania Warren in about 1868 when she was eleven years old,” and “Some years later the walnut trees west of the church were planted by Chris Simonson who was employed by Lewis Warren.” The exact birthplace of Tania Warren is not known, but she was born someplace in Missouri in 1857. Her father moved from there to Red Oak, Iowa, when she was three years old. The next move the family made was to a farm located a few miles east of Schuyler, NE. in 1866. Then about 1868 they moved to Shell Creek precinct.
Tania was of school age when her father married for the second time. She went to Columbus and found work and attended public school there. A Rev. Reed helped her while she was in Columbus. He secured a railroad pass for her to go to Hartford, Connecticut, where she visited her father.s birthplace and his relatives [year not listed]. Later she went to Saratoga County, New York, where she visited with the relatives of her deceased mother. It was while there she married A. D. Shepard, on March 11, 1878, and lived in Saratoga County, New York for fourteen years. The family then moved to Woodbine, Iowa. On February 22, 1908, Mr. Shepard was killed in an accident. The widow and children continued their residence at Woodbine, Iowa. After she left for Columbus in about 1870, Tania was separated from the Warren family and from the strange events that subsequently occurred. The whereabouts of Austania was unknown to the Warren family. From all the information available all of the children of Warren’s second marriage passed away and Austania was the only known survivor of the Warren family.
There is another story in Tri-County Pioneers that talks about the killing of cattle and the end result that finally took place to locate Mrs. Austania Shepard and give her $152. This was the sum she received after expenses were paid from the settlement of $190. This settlement was made 43 years after the claim was filed, 28 years after it was allowed and 65 years after the date of the killing of the cattle that belonged to Lewis Warren.
George A. Whitcher
Our third resident in Shell Creek precinct was most likely George A. Whitcher. He was born January 22, 1844, in White County, Indiana, where he lived until he volunteered to join the Union Army. In 1862, at the age of eighteen he enlisted in Company A, Regiment 46, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He served faithfully and was honorably discharged at the close of the war in 1865. He then returned to his original home in Indiana where he remained for a brief time. In 1867 he departed for the frontier of the Middle West. He related to the author of Tri-County Pioneers that he traveled through the Shell Creek region in 1867, but it seems he went on to other parts, looking for land and employment, and did not decide to locate here permanently until two or three years later.
On September 29, 1870, he made a homestead entry for the SE ¼ of Section 28, Township 21 North, Range 4 West and was issued a patent on June 30, 1876. It is said he was living in the neighborhood for a time prior to his homestead entry. The dugout was built on the west bank of Shell Creek on the southwest forty of the quarter now owned by H. Halderson, author of Tri-County Pioneers in 1949. Mr. Whitcher’s nearest neighbor was John W. Bloomfield “Johnnie Smoker,” about 80 rods west on the Sever S. Field land. Both of them were unmarried, and they spent a great deal of time together in hunting, fishing and visiting each other in the evenings. Mr. Whitcher was not satisfied with life in a dug out and made plans early to build a log house on higher ground. The location that was selected was on an elevation north of the barn and windmill on the present [as of 1949] Halderson land. Some timber workers were employed to speed construction of the house, but he attended to the main part of it himself. This was a large house and it had a real board floor in it. When completed, he gave a general and public invitation to a dance.the first dance in Shell Creek, 1872.
He was married to Betsy Jackson in October, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Whitcher were active in promoting the interests of church and school in the pioneer settlement. Their children were: Edith, Claude, Myrtle, Rose, Georgia, Grace and Willie. They all grew to adulthood in Newman Grove. Mr. Whitcher was clerk at the first election held in Shell Creek and was the school district officer at various times. He was also a bondsman. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. They moved from the farm to Newman Grove and later moved to Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Whitcher lived in Wichita until his death on March 4, 1920. From the author H. Halderson, about Mr. Whitcher, “He had the spirit to defend the constitution in war and to live and exemplify its principles in peace, leaving to his children and succeeding generations a fine example of life and service”.
The following is from: Newman Grove, Nebraska 1888-1988 Centennial book.
Builders of homes and business
Builders of homes and business also played a role in the growth of Newman Grove and the area. N. A. Hagenstein was a carpenter in 1886. A. T. Rodman was also a carpenter and a Justice of the Peace in the area in 1886. E. J. Crockett and Wm. Hartwick arrived in 1887. Mr. Hartwick was a plasterer and mason until 1899.
S. August Johnson, arriving in 1909, built most of the concrete sidewalks in Newman Grove. Gust Brinell worked with Mr. Johnson. Mr. Sjoberg opened a carpenter repair shop in 1909 on Hale Street. Then in 1910, C. R. Vail started a cement block business west of the Opera House. Zieg Brothers purchased it in 1912 and then it was sold to Chris Knudson in 1914. Gunder Thompson had a brickyard in northeast Newman Grove around the time of 1914.
Newman Grove Milling Company, owners C. R. and Lex Gustafson and Joseph Johnson, put in a lumberyard and began as contractors in 1911. Lex Gustafson sold his share and went into the hardware business in 1918. Between 1911–1919 the milling company built the following business places in Newman Grove:
W. E. Harvey Garage C. J. From Furniture Farmers Union
Marians Meat Market First National Bank Newman Grove Post Office
Sophia Linderholm Bldg. E. W. Hallgren Store F. L. Widergren Garage
Bruenig Building Newman Grove State Bank City Cafe
Loup Power building
The residences built in town and the surrounding area by the Newman Grove Milling Company were:
E. H. Gerhart W. E. Harvey C. J. From
Lew Jacobs Dr. W. C. Hastings Dr. Frank Jensen
Gus Nelson Dr. Adamson Ted Jacobson
Lex Gustafson Joe Johnson Fred Mellberg
George Gutru C. E. Barrett Henry Jacobson
Carl Olson Matt Froistad John E. Johnson
Theo Happ Otto Eucker Wm. Hodges
J. Kuchar Fred Satler Zakarius Nelson
Victor Nelson J. V. Nelson Albert Flood
Hans Lee Pete Bruland Alvin Johnson
Alfred Olson Henry Knope Charley Schmadeke
Leu Kvam Joseph Nelson Charley Swanson
S. August Johnson
C. Sundell, a builder, and W. S. King, housemover, bricklayer and carpenter arrived in 1916. They were joined in 1919 by E. E. Anderson and Mr. Vallerstet.
E. E. Anderson sold Kragstone Stucco.
All of the items below were taken from Newman Grove, Nebraska 1888–1988 Centennial book.
First Ordinances The newspaper, the New Era, published March 12, 1888, the first ordinances. Some that were listed were: A dog license tax was made. The duties of the Marshall were laid out. E. J. Crockett was appointed Village Marshall. Every male 21-50 is required to work or get a substitute for two days labor on the streets, alleys and highways. Failure to do so carried a fine. A prison was to be built at a cost of no more than $100. Also the Plat fixing the territory of Newman Grove.
The Early School Years The first frame school was built in 1899, replaced with a brick structure by 1907-08. A new grade school was built in 1919-20.
Population Census A look at the population showed that in 1888 it was 200-300. In 1900 it was 696. Then in 1910 it showed it to be 850. The highest it reached was in 1920 with a population of 1260.
The Businesses in 1902 3 Doctors 1 Dentist 1 Lawyer
3 Real Estate Firms 3 Blacksmith Shops 3 Livery Barns
2 Newspapers 8 General Stores 3 Hardware Stores
2 Drug Stores 3 Elevators 1 Flouring Mill
2 Saloons 1 Shoe Shop 1 Tailor
2 Barber Shops 2 Millinery Stores 2 Meat Markets
2 Banks 2 Dressmaking Stores 4 Livestock Buyers
1 Photo Studio 1 Auctioneer 1 Hotel
3 Restaurants 1 Creamery 1 Jewelry Store
3 Confectionery Stores 2 Harness Shops 4 Implement Houses
1 Carpet Factory 1 Butter and Egg Store 1 Veterinary Surgeon
4 Carpenters and Builders 1 Manufacturing Company
Gas Lights In December 1905, Newman Grove received gas for gaslights for stores and streets. The Gas Company closed in the late teens, when electricity came.
Herman Quelvog did electrical wiring in 1918.
In 1887, Monroe Smith and Fuller sold lumber in “Old Town,” then joined Herman Saare in a new location. Thomas Ostergard established a Grain, Lumber and Coal Business in the town’s early days. He with Wm. Fried of Fremont built the largest elevator in 1887. Mr. Ostergaard died in 1899. After Mr. Ostergaard death, George Johnson took over the business. John Sanderson assisted with the elevator and grain, and Andrew Anderson was in charge of the lumberyard. Mr. Johnson came from Fremont and had been with the Citizen’s State Bank. He was public spirited in helping the community to grow.
Furniture Store It is reported that Charles Bosler operated a furniture store in 1887. Canute John From established a furniture store in 1889 and operated until his death in 1947. Ted Jacobson began working in the furniture store in 1919. He assumed management upon Mr. From’s death and became owner upon Mrs. From’s death in 1952.
Early in Newman Grove history Gunder Thompson had an ice business. He had large quantities to be sold to residents during the summer months. In June 1911 he sold his ice business to F. L. Widergren and Son but took it over in 1917. Ralph Cain purchased the business from Gunder Thompson when he had a restaurant and bakery in the late teens.
A news item from the Newman Grove Era in 1892: The ice harvest on Shell Creek commenced the week of January 20th. It was of extra good quality about 16 inches in thickness and was shipped to neighboring towns.
Promotions Will Be Made Each Half Year Now Will Save Quantity of Time
Where a Pupil Has Failed He Will Only Have to Go Over a Half Year’s Work in the Future, Instead of an Entire Year as in the Past.
A new system of promotions has been adopted by the board of education for the Norfolk public schools up to and including the eighth grade. Hereafter promotions will be made twice a year instead of once, and each grade in the school will be divided into two separate and distinct classes, one a half year ahead of the other. The advantages from the new system over the old are that time will be saved, since a pupil who fails in his final examination at the end of a half year will have only a half year’s work to do over instead of a full year’s work, as heretofore has been the case; and the work in each grade, being divided into two distinct parts, will be more thorough.
The greatest advantage from the new system is in time saved those who have failed in a final examination. Under the old system this pupil was obliges to remain for another entire year in the same grade. Under the new system he will only have to go back and make up a half year’s school work before going on with the next grade.
The new system was adopted by the board of education at its meeting held Monday night, and it is this week being put into effect for the first time. They system is much the same as that used in the university of Nebraska, where the year is divided into two semesters, and is identical with the system now in vogue at high schools in all of the cities larger than Norfolk and in most of them of Norfolk’s size.
Under the new rule, for instance, there are two classes in the preliminary room, A and B. A pupil entering this fall goes into the A class and at the end of four and a half months, provided he passes examinations, goes into the B class. In this way the teacher will keep doing two sets of work at the same time, each class being a cycle by itself, as it were, revolving around and around each half year. As one result, pupils may enter school in the middle of the year as well as the beginning, where they have been able to enter only on the first of September, heretofore. The half year student, or one who gets started in the middle of the year, will thus be promoted from one grade to another in the middle of each year, and will only go from one class to another each new year.
The only place that it will be necessary for a pupil to wait for the rest of the class, the grade having been completed in the middle of the year, will be in the eighth grade, since it is not possible to enter the high school on half year terms, this system not having been carried out here as yet. In time, however, it will go into effect there also, probably. The saving of time in the lower grades, however, will compensate for any waiting done at the end of the eighth grade. The high school is not included in this new system because a much increased force of teachers would be needed for the work there if the rule were adopted. Superintendent Bodwell is enthusiastic as to the advantages to be gained by the change of systems. Source: The Norfolk Daily News, Thurs. September 6, 1906, page 3.
PERKEY’S Nebraska Place-Names
by Elton Perkey
Madison County, NE. Post Offices
Post Office Established Discontinued Remarks
Battle Creek 27 Jul. 1870
Blakely 25 Feb. 1880 21 Jun.1899
Burnett 20 Jan. 1880 8 Aug. 1887 Ogden to Burnett to Tilden
Chloe 4 Mar. 1882 6 Jan. 1886
Clarion 4 Apr. 1872 23 Oct. 1899
Deer Creek 14 Dec. 1870 2 Nov. 1899 Changed to Meadow Grove
Dry Creek 28 Mar. 1872 20 Nov. 1888
Dunlap 11 Feb. 1888 1889
Emerick 24 May 1873 21 Dec. 1920
Enola 22 Jan. 1906 31 Dec. 1909
Gates 24 May 1873 12 Oct. 1875
Glenaro 21 Dec 1874 7 Aug. 1876
Hale 30 Jan. 1888 27 Oct. 1897
Hiram 2 Jun. 1887 11 Jun. 1887 Munson to Hiram to Warnerville
Kalamazoo 23 Jun. 1874 24 Aug. 1904
Madison 23 Dec. 1869
Marrietta 18 Nov. 1873 20 May 1881
Meadow Grove 2 Nov. 1889 before was Deer Creek
Munson 12 Jan. 1880 2 Jun. 1887 to Hiram to Warnerville
Newman Grove 23 Jun. 1874
Norfolk 9 Jun. 1868
Ogden 8 Apr. 1878 20 Jan. 1880 to Burnett to Tilden
Parry 15 Oct. 1872 6 May 1873
Plum Grove 5 Apr. 1872 1 Oct. 1873
Spring Valley 21 Mar. 1872 19 Dec. 1873
Tilden 8 Aug. 1887 was Ogden to Burnett to Tilden
Union Valley 3 Jul 1872 15 Feb. 1875
Warnerville 11 Jun. 1887 30 Nov. 1917
Warren 26 Dec. 1871 18 Aug. 1890
Yellow Banks 14 Jun. 1877 19 Dec. 1879