Peter Wacek came to the United States from old Bohemia in 1870 and found work in a lumber yard in Chicago, Illinois. There he met and married a country woman, Miss Antonia Cizinsky, in 1873. In 1876, he and his family moved on a farm near where Marceline was to be settled. For … > More >
Mike Petska came to the United States, from old Bohemia in about 1875 and found work in a Marble Factory in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Steiner was the oldest merchant at the time that he retired. He came to Marceline from Fairfield, Illinois, in January 1888 and opened a clothing store known as “The Globe” on Santa Fe Avenue for some weeks while a building (now occupied by State Bank) was being finished for his … > More >
When Samuel E. Smith came to Marceline in April 1888 to help build the roundhouse, he found a tent city. Later in the year he purchased the house that is still standing at 107 West Street. He traded a team of horses and a wagon for the house. The family lived in the house … > More >
Peter Wright Sears was born on a farm near Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana, October 2, 1846. On May 7, 1864, he enlisted in Company E. of the 136th Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He remained with his company until the end of the war, when he was honorably discharged.
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Charles Kienast, who was our local cigar manufacturer, was a native of Illinois, having first seen the light in La Salle county, that state, October 25, 1862. In 1869 his parents removed to Marshall County, Kansas, and he grew up on the farm to the age of seventeen, doing the usual work of … > More >
The Myers Clothing Company which was established in 1896 came into being through the business insight and integrity of Sam Myers. He came to Marceline from his native France and in 1906 was joined by his brother Carl and family from Alsace Lorraine and the firm of Myers Brothers, was established.
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FIFTH PAPER OF CITY ONCE SERVED BY 4 WEEKLIES, ONE DAILY
The Journal is believed to have been the first paper, started early in 1888 by the efforts of … > More >
Chan Judd and family came to Marceline in 1890. He went to work in the John Duke Barber Shop. There was a chinese laundry in Marceline and they fixed the front part of the shop up and Mr. Judd set up his barber shop. It was in this shop that Mabel Judd, stepdaughter of … > More >
Dr. W. A. Cater was born May 13, 1854 in Barnesville, Ohio and being the son of a Methodist minister, he lived in many places in his youth. When he became a doctor he practiced in Macomb, Illinois, Edina, Missouri, and Greensburg, Kansas before coming to Marceline in 1888.
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