The 1891 Grain Dealers and Shippers Gazetteer



 The first 4 maps that I have placed up were done so because of a little boy's request for railroad maps for a school report.  I found the Gazetteer at an Antiquarian Paper Show and was enthralled by all the little towns and businesses that I am sure are not there anymore. Although the title page says that it is for the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, and Missouri, I have seen lots and lots of other states in there so it should be some interesting data to help in your research. It appears that there are 25 railroads in all of the various R.R. lines, sadly they do not all include route maps, UNLESS...as with the data, several were merged together for space needs...I have uploaded those maps that are there and you can see the data that is up and which R.R. were merged into conglomerates.

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Originally I purchased this book for my main Michigan site, because it said it was for the Great Lakes area, but so far as you can see below the following states are represented in this Gazetteer. The states included are in red. To see which towns of these states have individuals listed, please go to each individual R.R. data listing.

UNITED STATES & TERRITORIES
(Old Postal Abbrev. in Italics & Black Beneath State Name )
Alabama Arizona
Ariz.
Arkansas
Ark.
California Colorado
Col.
Connecticut
Delaware
Del.
Florida Georgia
Geo.
Idaho
Idaho
Illinois
Ill.
Indiana
Ind.
Indian Terr.
future
Oklahoma
I. Terr.
Iowa
Iowa
Kansas
Kan.
Kentucky
Ky.
Louisiana Maine
Me
Maryland
Md.
Massachusetts Michigan
Mich.
Minnesota?
Minn.
Mississippi
Miss.
Missouri
Montana
Mont.
Nebraska
Neb.
Nevada New Hampshire
N. H.
New Jersey
N. J.
New Mexico
N. Mex.
New York
N. Y. 
North Carolina North Dakota
N. Dak.
Ohio
O.
Oregon Pennsylvania
Penna.
Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
S. Dak.
Tennessee
Tenn.
Texas
Tex.
Utah
Territory
U. Terr.
Vermont
Vt.
Virginia
Va.
Washington 
Wash.
Washington, D. C. West Virginia
W. V.
W. Vir.
Wisconsin
Wisc.
Wyoming
Wyo.
CANADA
Manitoba
Man.
Ontario
Ont.
Quebec
Q., P. Q. or Que. 

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All of the information from this neat book is on line. I have scanned in the ads and have also pulled the people listed in the ad images into a database that can be searched by the main search engine. I hope you enjoy this project. 

When doing searches, it is better to use one word searches and remember to use the OLD state abbreviations, (I have abbreviated these in the state boxes above in an alternate color). Also, keep in mind surnames were spelled all sorts of ways, phonetic etc.

Want to see another great info site on Railroads? A good friend of mine, John McCoy & the NEGenWeb has collected all sorts of information that may be helpful to your research on the iron road.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nerailrd/ironroad.html

Advertiser Directory - All of the ads have been scanned and the names have been pulled into a separate index that is searchable.
ALL OF THE DATA FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL RR ARE LINKED TO THE PAGES BELOW:
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Includes Map)
Baltimore & Ohio (Includes Map)
Central Vermont 
Chicago & Alton 
Chicago, Burlington & Northern 
.....Cannot figure out which data belongs to this :(((    
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Chicago & Eastern Illinois & Chicago & Indiana Coal
Chicago & Grand Trunk 
Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Chicago & Northwestern 
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 
Chicago Kansas & Nebraska 
Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City 
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton 
Great Northern 
Illinois Central 
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
Louisville, New Albany & Chicago
Minneapolis & St. Louis 
Missouri Pacific 
Northern Pacific 
St. Louis & San Francisco 
St. Paul & Duluth 
Union Pacific 
Wabash Central
Wisconsin Central 

  

1891 Shippers Dispatch Gazetteer Title Page

Livingston County MI Historical & Genealogical Project

MARDOS Memorial On Line Library 

"Please keep in mind that I do not know anything about the areas covered on any of the maps I scan in for your benefit, not who lived there or commercial info, so please try searching the net or check out ... http://www.Cyndislist.com"

2007 Pam Rietsch pam@livgenmi.com