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Henderson County, Illinois
1854 Southern Illinois Business Directory


Population 5,400. Amount of taxable property, $1,324,404. 25 School Houses, 10 churches.
The following are the merchants in Oquauka:

GENERAL ASSORTMENT. --S. S. Phelps, J. McKinney & Son, Moir & Brothers, John Edwards, Elias Benner, Henderson & Graham, Knowles, Ray & Chapin, W. R. Jamison.
GROCERS. --S. T. Records, A. Wittman, S. N. Snook, Ed. Wild, F. Odendhal.
TINNERS.--Bissel & Brother.
FANCY GOODS AND FURNITURE.--Chickering & Fanning.
DRUGGISTS.--Caswell & Bearee, T. W. McDill.
GENERAL ASSORTMENT.--Warren.--L. Hopper & Son. Olena.--Philip Loneshaw. Shokoken.--Dr. Shaw. Dallace City.--Bruer & Dixon.
Two Steam Flour Mills, seven Water Flour Mills, six Water Saw Mills, three Steam Saw Mills, one Steam Distillery, one Steam Carpenter's Shop.
NEWSPAPERS.--Oquawka Spectator, J. B. & E. H. N. Patterson, Editors. Oquawka Plaindealer, F. A. Dallam, Editor.

[Source: The Southern Business Directory and General Commercial Advertiser. Vol 1 Publ. 1854. Transcribed by Linda Kingery]


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