Jason Barnard & sons Royal Warren, William Wallace,
Also, the first
2 Fayette mercantile firms of 1855 involving Maxon, Griffith, Gardner, Norton, Budlong,
some of the Barnard clan arrived at newly platted Fayette.IA by 1855Fall, the
Barnard's became involved in a family mercantile firm by 1857Fall, the A.M.
Barnard & Co. Mercantile (Alanson, Jason, Royal, William Barnard & J.P. Sperry).
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The first two mercantile firms in Fayette village
Maxon/Griffith, NE corner Main/Water (1857Fall, Barnard & Co. location)
& Budlong/Norton, SW corner Main/Water (1858Fall, Barnard & Co location)
The 1st mercantile in Fayette.IA, 1855Sept >1857Fall, opened by Jonathan H. Maxon & John A. Griffith, on the NE corner of Main/Water,
...1849...All of Fayette.Co.IA north of the 'Neutral Line'
opened to the 'white tide.'
...1849/50...Robert Alexander, farmer/speculator bought up large amounts of land, built a basic sawmill off the SE corner of today's Klock's Island Park, and platted the village of Westfield in that area.
...1854Spring...Isaac Templeton built a grist/saw/flouring mill, drawing in a number of merchants/mechanics/craftsmen. http://www.iowaz.info/fayette/westfieldmill.htm .
...1855Feb(before)...Jonathan H. Maxon and John A. Griffith had both come from Auburn village, Auburn.Twp (NW of West.Union) to clerk and farm at Westfield village.
........Fayette.Co.IA did not open up to major settlement until 1849. Auburn, deep in a Turkey River valley became the major center of commerce in the first decade, due to the establishment of the Earll/Earl mills (Griffith was married into the Earll line).
...1855June...Fayette was platted/registered by Samuel H. Robertson (son/law of Robert Alexander).
...1855Sept...J.H. Maxon bought the NE corner of Main/Water, Lots 3&4, Blk 5, and set up with John A. Griffith, one of the first two mercantiles in the Fayette plat.
...1856Oct....John A. Griffith partnered with Hamilton Benjamin Budlong to open a mercantile on the SW corner of Main/Water.
...1857Oct....J.A. Maxon's last interest in the NE corner of Main/Water. Maxon then would be clerking for Brier's mercantile in Westfield by 1858, and continue to farm/clerk in Westfield/Fayette until moving to Mt.Vernon.IA in 1861Mar. He enlisted 1862Sept and died of disease in St.L. 1863Feb, buried Boone.Co.IL.
...1857Fall...(an important Barnard time)... A.M. Barnard & Co set up a mercantile on the NE corner of Main/Water, 'Maxon's old stand.'
...1858...Fayette.IA paper Ad...A.M. Barnard and Co.---mercantile at Maxon's old stand (NE corner Main/Water). Firm of A.M., Jasen, W.W. Barnard and Jedidiah B. Sperry (all from St.Lawrence.Co.NY) Note: Barnard & Co, never owned the NE corner of Main/Water.
... In the Fayette plat area 1849-1855, only a couple of cabins existed,
... 'everyone' was over the hill to the west, in the Westfield plat area and near the mill.
....By 1871 (the earliest 'picto' of Fayette), the business area was well developed.
...After being platted 1855Summer, construction had started on the Seminary and a few frame structures were going up in the central area.
...By late Fall1855, the first two mercantiles in newly platted Fayette were operating,
.....Maxon & Griffith were operating on the NE corner of Main/Water,
.....and Budlong & Norton on the SW corner of Main/Water.
...All 4 men had been at Auburn village, then Westfield village before opening at Main/water.
By late Fall 1857, the firm of A.M. Barnard &
Co mercantile was operating in 'the old Maxon stand' on the NE corner (in bk5) of
Maxon left ownership for clerking & farming; Griffith partnered with Budlong on the SE corner (in bk13), as Gardener left the partnership.
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Jason Barnard family
in Grandview Cem, in Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co, Iowa
|Surname||First, Middle||Maiden||Spouse or Parents||Birth||Death/Burial||Cemetery||City/Twp||Notes|
Colored rows = info/data updated; white rows = not updated, needing data. (burials last uploaded 2020Aug10/bz)
|Barnard||Jason||Barnard||Mitchell Lucy 1796/MA-1886/Fayette.IA.||1795Sep26||abt Mar 13, 1878||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 206, (lot owner R.W.Barnard), burial #279, age 82y, unmarked burial on 1878Mar15, relative Mrs. R.W. Barnard. Died at son Royal's home (bef1879), NW corner of Volga/Clark (future H.S.property). Ch: RoyalW1820, Wm.Wallace1823, Alanson Mitchell1830, FrancesA1833, Unknown abt.1835.|
|Barnard||Lucy||Mitchell||Barnard Jason 1795/VT-1878/Fayette.IA||Sep 27, 1796||abt Dec 25, 1886||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 206, burial #476, age 89y, unmarked burial on1886Dec27, relative Mrs. R.W. Barnard. Died at son Royal's home (1879>1909) on Mechanic.S, W side bet. Clark/College (Lot 3, Bk 21, Original Plat).. Ch: RoyalW1820, Wm.Wallace1823, Alanson Mitchell1830, FrancesA1833, Unknown abt.1835.|
|Barnard||Mary Eliza||Doud||Barnard Royal W. 1830/VT-1896/Indpendence St Hosp, res.of Fayette.IA.||abt Jan 1825||abt Jul 29, 1917||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 206, 6ft from N side , unmaked burial #1224, died at home of dau. Blanche Thompson in Minneapolis, age at death 92 1/2y. Dau. Of Martin Dowd/Doud 1798/VT-1887/St.Lawrence.Co.NY & Lois/Louis Unknown 1796/VT-?/NY. Ch: Antoinette Mariam 'Nettie' 1852, Jasen1860, BlancheA1862, Martha 'Mattie'1863, & possibly Isaac?|
|Barnard||Meribeth I (one)||Barnard||Barnard dau of William Wallace 1823-1883 & Mary J. Saunders 1829-1910||abt Jan 1854||25 Apr 1854||Grandview||Fayette||Buried in St.Lawrence.Co.NY. Marble slab marker with inscription for sisters Meribeth 1 & 2, on S side of father's marker (lot owner) in Sec A, Lot 49. Marker reads: "Meribeth I"., 1st Died Apr.25,1854, Aged 4m, Buried St. Law.Co.NY; 2nd, Meribeth I., Died Sept.10, 1857, Aged 2y, 6m. Daughters of....(rest of inscription buried, bz/2000)." Dau of William Wallace Barnard 1823/Essex.Co.NY-1883/Independance.IA St.Hosp & Mary J. Saimders 1829/NY-1910/Cowlitz.Co.WA.|
|Barnard||Meribeth I (two)||Barnard||Barnard dau of William Wallace 1823-1883 & Mary J. Saunders 1829-1910||abt Mar 1855||10 Sep 1857||Grandview||Fayette||Buried in St.Lawrence.Co.NY. Marbel slab arker with inscription for sisters Meribeth 1 & 2, on S side of father's marker (lot owner) in Sec A, Lot 49. Marker reads: "Meribeth I"., 1st Died Apr.25,1854, Aged 4m, Buried St. Law.Co.NY; 2nd, Meribeth I., Died Sept.10, 1857, Aged 2y, 6m. Daughters of....(rest of inscription buried, bz/2000)." Dau of William Wallace Barnard 1823/Essex.Co.NY-1883/Independance.IA St.Hosp & Mary J. Saimders 1829/NY-1910/Cowlitz.Co.WA. Note: burial not listed in original Grandview book, so assumed burial at St.Lawernce.NY if correct. bz/2000.|
|Barnard||Royal Warren||Barnard||Doud Mary Eliza 1825/NY-1917/Minneapolis.MN (dau Blanche's home).||1820||abt. Mar 10, 1896||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 206 (lot owner), burial #693, buried on 1895Mar12, relavtive Mrs. R.W. Barnard. Son of Jason Barnard 1795/Rutland.Co.VT-1878/Fayette.IA & Lucy Mitchell 1796/MA-1886/Fayette.IA. Brother of Wm. Wallace1823 Barnard. Ch: Antoinette Mariam 'Nettie' 1852, Jasen1860, BlancheA1862, Martha 'Mattie'1863, & possibly Isaac?|
|Barnard||William Wallace||Barnard||Saunders Mary J. 1829Feb17/NY-1910May29/ Cowlitz.Co.WA||Jul 1, 1823||19 Dec 1883||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 49 (lot owner), burial #422, age 61, relative Mrs. Royal W. Barnard. Old marble slab marker still readable if chalked (bz/2000), reads "William Wallace Barnad, Born in Stockholm, N.Y., July 1, 1823, Died Dec 19, 1883, at Rest." Two infant dau's with same name, Meribeth.I, have a marker to S of WmW's marker but are buried at St.Lawrence.Co.NY. Death was at Indpendence State Hospital/Asylum. WmW had been at Independence most of the time since 1873 (residence was as merchant in Florenceville, Howard.Co.IA on the MN line, north of Cesco.IA. Wm.W was probably the major general merchant in early years of Fayette (plated 1855). Location 1856>1860 possibly E side of King.St, bet Water/State. Location 1860>1866 at SW corner Main/Water. Movved 1866, to Granger.MN on Upper.IA River.. Established Florenceville, Howard.Co.IA (platted as Florence after a dau; was a twin city to Granger) starting about 1866 by having a mill built, opening a large general store. Ch; Helen1849, Florence1851, Meribeth I. 1st 1854, Meribeth I. 2nd 1855, Lucy1863, Wm. Alanson 1864, Manton1867, Willard1869. Wm.W. & bro. Royal W. (butter & eggs seller, beekeeper, farmer) Barnard were early merchants in Fayette village, coming from St.Lawrence.Co.NY about 1857. R.W. stayed in Fayette. bz/2014.|
Lot 49, Sec A, Wm. Wallace Barnard owner
Lot 209, Sec A, Royal Warren Barnard owner
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Descendent tree of the Jason Barnard line, pioneer merchants, 1857>1866, in Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA
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Descendants of Abell Barnard
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Lot and Land Transactions of Interest
The NE corner area of Main/Water
Maxon & Griffith Mercantile, 1 of the first 2 in newly plated Fayette, by 1855Fall.
...1855Fall > 1857Fall, Maxon & Griffith Mercantile
...1857Fall > 1858Late+, A.M. Barnard & Co Mercantile
.....Budlong & Norton opened on the SW corner during the same time.
...Lot Transactions, Block 5, Original Plat, N end of Main.St,
E side, adj. to the Volga River, Fayette.IA.
......#1...1855June16...Lots 1,2,3,4, Blk 5, Original Proprietor, Samuel H. Robertson & wife Sabra.
......#3...1855Sept29...Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Fayette, Jonathan H. Maxon < Samuel H. Robertson.
..Census1856June.....Jonathan H. Maxon, merchant on NE corner area of Main/Water, Fayette.IA, owner of Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Fayette.IA. Enumerated: Maxon: JonathanH33 merchant with John A. Griffith, Clarenda30, Melcina12, LauraR3, bro or nephew Jesse Endrews Maxson17NY, bz/2010.
......#4...1856Aug30...Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Fayette, Lander C. Hammond < J.H. Maxon.
......#5...1857Mar14...Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Fayette, Jonathan H. Maxon < L.C. Hammon/Hammond.
......#6...1857Oct22...Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Fayette, Eber C. Byam < Jonathan H. & Clarinda nee Hammon(d) Maxon.
......#7...1857Oct27...Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Fayette, Leander C. Hammon/Hammond & Silas Lamb < Eber C. Byam.
......#8...1857Nov12...Lots 3 & 4 Blk 5, Fayette, Leroy Templeton < Silas Lamb.
......#9...1857Nov04...Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Und.1/2, Fayette, Leroy Templeton < Leander C. Hammon/Hammond.
...1858...FayetteIA paper...Ad: A.M. Barnard and Co.---Wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, groceries, clothing, boots and shoes. At "Maxon's old stand" (NE corner area of Main/Water) on the bank of the Volga. Firm of A.M. (Alanson Mitchell), Jasen (father), and W.W. (Wm. Wallace) Barnard and J.B. (Jedediah Bushnell) Sperry.
......#14..1858Oct20..Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Fayette, Henry R. Burell, Henry L. Hill, Gilbert L. Granger < LeRoy Templeton.
...1860June...Census.....Jonathan H. Maxon, 41NY farming $0/300, near SamH.Robertson in Westfield village, wf Clarinda36NY, dau MelconaA15IL, dau LeoraR6IA, relative Medora Hammon5IL. Note J.H. Maxon was clerking for other merchants in Westfield &Fayette.IA, until he removed to Mt.Vernon.IA in 1861Mar.
......#16..1862Jan08..Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Fayette, John Hill < Burell, Hill, Granger.
......#17..1864Apr19..Lots 3 & 4, Blk 5, Fayette, John S. Wilcox < Burell Hill & Granger trustee.
......#18..1865Sep11..Lots 3 & 4, 40ft on N end, Blk 5, Fayette, David Knight < John Wilcox.
......#19..1867Apr15l..Lots 3 & 4, 40ft on N end, Blk 5, Fayette, Harrison Knight < David A. Knight.
......#20..1868Feb29..Lots 3 & 4, Ex 40ft off N end, Blk 5, Fayette, Henry Hill < John S. Wilcox.
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The SW corner of
Water/Main (Blk13, Lot 1)
...Budlong & Norton mercantile 1855Fall>1856Feb (1 of first 2 in newly platted Fayette)
...Budlong & Gardner 1856Feb>1857Fall.
...Budlong & Griffith 1857Fall>1858Fall.
...Wm. W. Barnard & Co. Mercantile 1858Fall+>1866Feb.
...Lot Transactions, Block 13,
Original Plat, the SW corner of Main/Water,
....#1...1855June16...Block 13, Lots 1-14, Fayette.IA plat. Original Proprietor, Samuel H. Robertson & wife.
.......1855Summer...Fayette platted & UIU Seminary started. Westfield village was platted by Robert Alexander in 1851.
....#3...1855June29...Lots 1 & 2, Hamilton B. Budlong < S.H. Robertson.
......>1855July(after)...H.B. Budlong & Elijah Norton moved their mercantile business from Westfield village to the SW corner of Main/Water, in newly platted Fayette village.
....#5...1855Dec20....Lots 11 & 12, Mary E. Barnard (Royal) < S.H. Robertson.
....#6...1856Feb12....Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, Hamilton Budlong & Palmer D. Gardner < S.H. Robertson
......>1856Feb...H. B. Budlong & P. D. Gardner owned the northern 4 lots of Bk13 with business on the SW corner of Main/Water.
......Note...1856early...SW corner Main/Water, now Budlong & Gardner mercantile.
......Note...by 1857...SW corner Main/Water, now H. B. Budlong & John A. Griffith mercantile.
......>1857>...The two most prominent stores: H.N. Sutton at Westfield village and Budlong & Griffith in Fayette on the SW corner Main/Water.
....#13..1857Oct28....Lots 11 & 12, Wm.W. Barnard < Mary E. Barnard (Royal) by Attorney (lots on King.ST, SW of Budlong's mercantile).
.......>1857Fall...Wm.W. Barnard acquired the lots on the west side of King.St, bet. Water/State, to the west/opposite Budlong's mercantile.
....#14..1857Oct28....Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, und1/2, Hamilton B. Budlong < John Griffith
.......>1857Fall...Griffith partners in business with Budlong on the SW corner of Main/Water.
....#15..1858Mar27....Lots 11 & 12, A.M. Barnard & Co. < Wm. W. & Mary J. Barnard.
.......>1858Spring...Wm.W. transferred King.St lots back to the family structure.
....#16..1858Nov20....Lots 11 & 12, Wm. W. Barnard < A.M. Barnard & Jason & wives and J.B. Sperry & wife.
.......>1858Fall...Wm.W. takes over ownership of the King.St property.
.......>1858late/1859early...Budlong left Fayette and his Main/Water mercantile and went back to his home area in Will.Co.IL, but would return to Westfield village in a few month and set up a mercantile in 'Sutton's old stand' in Westfield village.
.......>1859-1860...By this time, Wm.W. Barnard had taken over the Barnard mercantile business and moved to the 'old Budlong Stand' on the SW corner of Main/Water, followed by moving to Granger.MN in 1866.
....#17..1859Jan01....Lots 11 & 12, Leroy Templeton < W.W. Barnard.
....#18....1860Feb03...Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, A.M. & Wm.W. & Jason Barnard and J.B. Sperry < Hamilton B. Budlong
.......Early in 1860, Budlong sold the mercantile building on the SW corner of Main/Water to the Barnards. Fall1858/Winter1859, Budlong went back to Will.Co.IL for a few months, then returned to set up another mercantile in Sutton's old business. Budlong would then put up the two story brick across the street on the NW corner of Main/Water and move his mercantile into it early 1861.
....#19...1860Feb02...Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, Wm W. Barnard < Jason & A.M. & wives Barnard and J.B. Sperry.
....#20...1860Mar29...Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, W.W. Barnard, P.D. Gardner, Samuel Hendrickson, James Robertson of W.W. Barnard & Co < W.W. Barnard.
....#24...1861Mar14...Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, James Robertson, W.W. Barnard, Samuel Hendrickson < P.D. Gardner.
.......Early in 1860, Wm. W. Barnard acquired the 'old Budlong stand' on the SW corner of Main/Water, but needed financial help from business partners, who bought into the building/business. Financial stress from the Panic of 1857 did not start to level off until about 1860.
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...#10...1864Dec28..Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, Wm W. Barnard < James E. Robertson.
...#11...1865Feb25..Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, Wm. W. Barnard < Samuel Hendrickson.
...#17...1866Feb28..Lots 1, 2, 13, 14, Benjamin Burch < Wm. W. Barnard.
.......1866...Wm. W. Barnard moved to Granger, Fillmore.Co.MN, on the MN/IS line & the Upper Iowa River. He would operate a mercantile and be involved in building a water mill, plus plat a twin village to Granger.MN, Florence/Florenceville, Howard.Co.IA (named after his dau.).
...#19...1866Mar01..Lots 11, 12 & Pt 2 & 13, David C. Sperry < Benj. Burch.
...#20...1866Apr13...Pt Lot 1 & 14, Henry Burch < Benj. Burch.
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The NW corner of Main/Water
Norton put up a 2 story brick & moved in by 1861Feb.
...Lot Transactions Block 14,
Original Plat, four lots, 1>4, on
NW corner of Main.Water, Fayette.IA.
....#1...1855Jun16...Lots 1 > 4, Original Proprietor, Samuel H. Robertson & wife.
....#2...1856May06..Lots 1&2...Samuel P. Burr < S.H. Robertson.
....#3...1856Oct28...Lots 1&2...Samuel P. Burr < S.H. Robertson.
....#4...1860July09...Lots 1&2...M.B. Norton & H.B. Budlong < S.P. Burrr.
...........Note...1860...on Lot 1, Bk14, NW corner of Main/Water...H.B. Budlong & M.B. Norton had the two story brick structure built, which still stands in the 2000s.
...........1861Feb...Budlong & Norton moved into their new 2 story brick building on the NW corner of Main/Water (the 1st structure on the NW corner, Main/Water, Bk 14), across the street from the Budlong & Norton's " Old Stand" (as mentioned in paper ads) on the SW corner of Main/Water, where Wm. W. Barnard was running a mercantile, about 1858>1866.
....#5...1863May18..Lots 1&2...H.B. Budlong < M.B. Norton. (Norton sold the NW corner of Main/Water property to Budlong)
....#6...1865Feb10...Lots 3&4...Wm. W. Barnard < S.H. Robertson.
....#7...1865Apr12...Lots 1&2...Wm. Burch & B. Webster < Hamilton B. Budlong,
....#8...1865July07...Lot 4........E.N. Gould < Wm.W. Barnard.
....#9...1866Feb25...Lot 3........Benjamin Burch < Wm.W. Barnard.
...... Lots 3&4 would become Jonathan Knight & Sons Wagon/Blacksmith shops; in 1945 Lyle Woolridge would build a tile block building for his blacksmith shop, which still stands/2000s, but used for storage).
.......Lots 1&2, the Budlong brick building would become a furniture/undertaking business until 1942, when it became a John Deere dealership/shop.
...#10...1866Apr13...Lot 3........Benj. Burch < Samson Burch.
...#11...1866Jun05...Lot 1&2... Brinton Webster < Wm. Burch.
...#23...1874Jan31..N1/2,Lot 1..H. Rickel < by Sheriff A.R. Burnetts.
...#27...1874Jul1.....Lots 1&2...Alexander J. Duncan (furniture & funeral home) < Wm Burch.
...#39...1876Dec23..Lots 1&2...A.J. Duncan < T.A. Duncan.
...#43...1886Jan12...Lots 1&2...Walter Eugene Hunt < T.A. Duncan.
,,,#47....1892Aug23..Lots 1&2...J.M. Edmunds < Walter Eugene Hunt.
...#55....1916Jan12...Lots 1&2...A.J. Fox < J.M. Edmunds.
...#56....1916Feb05...N1/2, Lot 1...A.J. Fox < Henry Rickel.
...#61....1942Dec11...Lots 1&2...Helen Fox < Karl Fox
...#62....1942Nov17...Lots 1&2...Durward E. (Billy) Paul (John Deere dealership) < Helen C. Fox.
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The Royal W. & Mary E. Doud Barnard house, 1857>1876.
Lot Transactions Block 1, Original Plat, Fayette.IA
('the old Barnard House')
...1857...Lot 15, Blk 1, the Royal W. & Mary E. Doud Barnard home built about1857, on a large lot, 38x114yds, on the north side of State.St, between North & Union, 2bks NxNE of the Seminary/UIU, 2+ blks E of Main.St
...1876Mar23...Lot 15...MaryE & RoyalW Barnard to W.W. Kettlestrings, by Sheriffs Sale (Note: On 1880Oct11, lot/home sold, Kettlestrings to Laura S. & Albert Strong)
......The Lot 15 & home, would become known as 'the old Barnard house' by the late 1800s, often a boarding house for UIU students and married couples. Jason Lee Paine and Wm. B. Laken lived adjacent at one time. Note: After loosing the home in 1876, RoyalW and MaryE moved to a home on Mechanic.St, Blk21, Lot3. MaryE remained in that home until she sold it, then moved to Minneapolis to lived with her dau. Blanche Thompson.
The Royal Warren & Mary Eliza nee Doud Barnard home
West side of Mechanic.St, between Clark & College, middle of three houses in the block (gone in the 1990s).
LotTransactions, Block 21, Original Plat, Fayette.IA.
...1879Mar21...Lot 3...Mary E. Barnard < P.B. & Phyllis Ann Whitney.
...1909Dec27...Lot 3...Mary F. Stamford < Mary E. Barnard (single).
.......1909Sep01, West.Union.IA paper...Real Estate Transfers: Mary E./Royal Barnard to Mary F. Stamford, Lot 3, Bk 21, Fayette.IA, $250.
SW corner of North/Clark, just west of the M.E. Ch, just north of the Seminary.
Lot Transactions Block 02, Original Plat, Fayette.IA.
...1855Dec20...Lot 8...Mary E. (Royal) Barnard < Samuel H. Robertson (original proprietor).
...1858Mar29...See page 222, Book H, Page 26....A.M. Barnard & Co. < Wm W. & M.J. Barnard
...1858Sept15..Lot 8...E. Skinner < Mary E. (Royal) Barnard.
......???What was on this lot for about 3yrs of Barnard families' ownership. Just east of where the M.E. Church would be built 1876-77, http://www.iowaz.info/fayette/methodistch.htm
Lot Transactions Block 16, Original Plat, Fayette.IA.
(King.St, east side between Water/State)
...1859May04...Lots 1, 2, 3...W.W. Barnard < Samuel H. Robertson (original proprietor).
...1959May03...Lot 4............Wm. W. Barnard < Wm. & F.D. Robbins.
...1859Nov03....Lots 1>4......Charles A. Hayward < W.W. & Mary J. Barnard.
.......Bk16 was a buy/sell by Wm.W. Barnard.
Lot Transactions Block 22, Original Plat, Fayette.IA.
...1864Jan19...Lots 4 & 5...Mary E. Barnard (wf of Royal) < Daniel S. Brewster (on W side of Mechanic.St, between State/Clark.
...1864Nov30...Lots 4 & 5...Elis Dewey < Mary E. & Royal W. Barnard.
.......Bk22 was a buy/sell by MaryE/RoyalW.
Lot Transactions, River Addition, Fayette.IA
...1879 Plat...Lot 5, River Addition...R.W. Barnard owned a bottom land field of abt. 25a, 3blks E of the college land.
Transactions in Westfield village plat:
...1866Feb23...Lots 1 & 2, Blk 2...W.W. Barnard < Henry S. Chase.
...1866Mar03...Lots 1 & 2, Blk 2...Edward Kelly < W. W. Barnard.
Land Transaction, Fayette.Co.IA.
...1858Jan15...Mary E. (Royal) Barnard, 80a, E1/2 of NE1/4, Sec 36, T94N, R10W, Bethel(Richland).Twp.
...1858Jan15...Mary E. (Royal) Barnard, 40a, NW1/4 of NE1/4, Sec 36, T94N, R10W, Bethel(Richland).Twp.
...1858Jan15...Mary E. (Royal) Barnard, 80a, N1/2 of SE1/4, Sec 36, T94N, R10W, Bethel(Richland).Twp.
.......Thought: Royal Barnard like numerous others in the area had an early flock of sheep, which would have been free range and handled by Royal and/or other shepherds, possibly on this 200a of virgin rolling wet/tall grass unimproved prairie, 10+mi NW of Fayette village.
...1895...W.W. Barnard sold 40a, 1/2mi SE of Lima on S side of Volga (the Owen's Switch area) for $895, SE1/4 ofSE 1/4, Sec 13, Westfield.Twp, to W.F. Klut.
Note: One can assume there were other Barnard land transaction in Fayette.Co.IA, bz/2020.
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Time line notes
1855Summer to 1857Fall, Fayette is platted, Seminary construction started, along with businesses/homes.
...1855Summer...Fayette.IA was platted by Samuel H. Robertson and the construction of a large, three story limestone, M.E. Church affiliated college building was started, i.e. the Seminary (UIU's College Hall).
...1855Summer...J.H. Maxon sold, 80a, the W1/2 of NE1/4, Sec 5, Windsor.Twp (On N edge of Windson P.O., 4mi SE of Auburn village, abt. 12mi NW of Westfield/Fayette), to James G. Stewart. Note, bz/2020: This would be about the time (1855Summer) Maxon and Griffith would move from Auburn village area to Westfield village area to open a mercantile, then opening a mercantile on the NE corner of Main/Water in newly platted Fayette, by Fall1855.
...1855Fall...by Fall Two 'firms' from the Westfield village area, opened 'stores' at newly platted Fayette. The first, the mercantile of Maxon & Griffith in the area NE of Water/Main, just south after crossing the Volga River ford coming from West.Union. The second mercantile of Budlong & Norton on the SW corner Water/Main.
...1856Oct13, Fayette.IA, Budlong &
Griffith Dry Goods on the SW corner of Main/Water..(Ad in West.Union.IA
paper, 1856Dec30 > 1857June)...New firm of Budlong & Griffith, on the SW corner
of Main/Water in Fayette, (H.B. Budlong & J.A. Griffith); New firm, new
arrangements, new goods, and high prices in jeopardy at the store of Budlong &
Griffith, SW corner of Main/Water, Fayette, Iowa. Where is being received
direct from NY, a large and well selected assortment of seasonable goods.
......Dry Goods: broadcloths, cassimere's, satinetts, tweeds, jeans, berages, ginghams, poplins, prints, DeLaines, silks, shawls, dress and bonnet trimmings, muslins, mulls, embroideries, laces, robbins, gloves, mitts, hosiery, domestic goods, almost every article inquired for in the dry goods line. Large assortment of mens' and boys' clothing just received from J.B. Rice & Co.'s large manufacturing establishment.
......Groceries: Teas, coffee, sugars, molasses, fish, etc. etc. Also, a general assortment of crockery, hardware, glassware, dyestuffs, drugs & medicines, hats & caps, boots & shoes, nails, paints, brushes, etc. Also a large assortment of ingrain, hemp, and oil cloth carpeting. We just received a large quantity of superior mattresses.
......The whole offering consisting the best assortment of Goods ever offered to this community. Fayette.IA, 1856Oct13.
...1856Nov24, West.Union.IA paper... Fayette Seminary, will be open for Admission of Students of both sexes Thur1857Jan08. The Faculty consists of Practical and Successful Teachers. Total expense of board, furnished rooms, fuel (wood) washing, tuition, text books (except dictionaries) is $50/term, payable in advance. The academic year comprises 3 terms of 14 weeks, with vacations after each term. Address admissions to Rev. Rev. Wm. H. Poor, Principal or Jonathan H. Maxon, Secretary...Rev. H.S. Brunson, President, Fayette, 1856Nov24.
...1856Dec30, West.Union.IA paper...Ad: Fayette Seminary, Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA. This institution will be open for the Admmission of Students of both sexed on Thur, 1857Jan08. the faculty consists of pactical and successful teachers. The total expense of board, furnished rooms, fuel, washing, tuition and text books, (except dictionaries for the classes) is $50/term, payable in advance. The only extras are music, painting and drawing. Students supply heir own lights and stationaery. The academic year comprises three terms of 14wks, vacation follow each term. Application for circulars or admission should be addressed to Principal Eve. Wm. H. Poor, or to J.H. Maxon Secretary. Rev. H.S. Bronson, Pres't of the Board of Trustees, Fayette, 1856Nov24
...1856Dec30, West.Union.IA paper...Ad: Notice is given to all those indebted to the "Old Westfield Store," to settle their account by 1857Jan01. After this day, entire cash business only. On hand is a good assortment of goods for cash. H.N. Sutton, Westfield village, 1856Dec22.
...1856Dec30, West.Union.IA Pioneer: Ad; Budlong & Griffith Mercantile, SW corner of Main/Water St's, Fayette, Fayette county, Iowa. H.B. Budlong & J.A. Griffith, new firm, new arrangements, new goods, and high prices in jeopardy, at the store of Budlong & Griffith. Where is being received direct from New York, a large and well selected assortment of seasonable goods, which our friends and the public generally are invited to call and examine; believing that we are able to offer inducements for purchasing, both as to quality and prices, which are not excelled by any other store in this vicinity. Among our stock of Dry Goods....Will be found broadcloths, cassimeres, satinetts, tweeds, jeans, beranges, ginghams, poplins, prints, Delaines, silks, shawls, fress and bonnet trimmings, muslins, mulls, embroideries, luces, ribbons, gloves, mitts, hosiery, domestic goods. Together with almost every article inquired for in the dry goods line. We have also a large assortment of men's and boys' clothing, just received from J.B. Rice & Co.'s large manufacturing establishment with which they wish to clothe the naked and needy. There may be found among our stock of groceries, teas, coffee, sugars, molasses, fish, etc., etc. Also, a general assortment of crockery, hardware, glassware, dyestuffs, drugs and medicines, hats and caps, boots and shoes, nails, paints, brushes, etc., etc. Also a large assortment of ingrain, hemp, and oil cloth carpeting; and we have just received a large quantity of superior mattresses. The whole inventory consisting the best assortment of goods ever offered to this community, and we candidly assure you that we will spare no pains to show you goods at any time you may favor us with a call....Fayette, 1856Oct13.
1856Dec, the first hint of Wm.
W. Wallace in Fayette.IA.
...1856Dec30...(West.Union.IA paper, 1857Dec14)...(Summary)...Notice of Mortgage Default (1856Dec-1857Dec) in West.Union...William W. Barnard and Mary J. Barnard took a mortgage (1856Dec) from Jacob W. Rogers (of West.Union) for the property beginning 30rds S of the NW corner of the West.Union plat, running 16rods W, then 10rods S, then 16rods E, then 10rods N to the beginning, containing 1 acre....to secure payment of $1410, with 2 promissory notes to J.W. Rogers, 1 for $690 due 1857Aug21, the other for $720 due 1857Nov21. Default has been made in payment of said sums. With claims due of $1421.05, notice is given for the purpose of foreclosing said mortgage. The Sheriff will expose the mortgage premises to sale at public auction at the Court House door in West.Union, 9am-4pm, 1857Dec26. Jerome Boswell, Fayette.Co. Sheriff. Milo McGlathery, Att'y for mortagagee, 1857Nov26.
Note: In 1856, West.Union had a limited number of structures. To have a mortage of $1410 mortage on 1a, the West Union location may have been Wm W. Barnard's early attempt at operating a mercantile in Fayette.Co.IA. In 1857Nov, there was legal action against the mortgage. This was also the time frame that Wm.W. Barnard came to Fayette and joined the firms of A. M. Barnard & Co., the firm consisting of A.M., Jasen (father), W.W. Barnard and J.B. Sperry
...1857Feb16, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette---The
Seminary was sufficiently completed so that school (UIU) was
1857Jan08. Some 60 students of different grades now receive lessons of
instruction from Mr. Wm. Poor and his assistants. Mr. John Griffith, the
contractor, has thus far filled his contract on that splended buidling
(the Seminary, today's College Hall) in advance of the time agreed upon.
......The future prospects of Fayette are very bright and flattering, and in anticipation of a railroad passing near or through (rails/trains did not arrived until 1873), property rapidly advances in prices, but readily sells and often changes hands, each time at a large advance on the price last sold for.
...1857Feb16, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette is also becoming quite a point for commercial trade, being central to a large scope of rich and fertile land occupied by industrious and enterprising farmers. Several extensive stores, the location considered, are doing a good business, the most prominent of which are under the names of Budlong & Griffith (at Fayette), and H.N. Sutton (at Westfield village).
......Mechanics shops are found in proportion to the wants of the public, conducted by he best of workmen, more especially in cabinet making; the furniture manufactured there having taken the premium at out county fair last fall.
...1857Feb23, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette...All those indebted to J.H. Maxon, either by note or book, are requested to call and settle before 1857Apr01, or there will be a 'fuss,' as I wish to make a new purchase of Goods for the mercantile.
...1857Mar02, West.Union.IA paper...We class J.H. Maxon among the prominent merchants of Fayette, and advise all those who owe him to walk up to the clerk's office and settle, so as to enable him to lay in his stock of spring goods.
...1857Apr15...The first passenger train arrived at Prairie du Chien, Wisc, opposite McGregor & North McGregor (Marquette), Iowa. The Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad came through Mazomanic, Lone Rock and Boscobel to Prairie du Chien. Note: The rails would have allowed Wm. W. Barnard to travel back/forth to New York, by draft wagon from Fayette on the trail/road out of Fayette.Co.IA through Clayton.Co.IA, to the port of McGregor. Then crossing the Mississippi River on a ferry to Prairie cu Chien, taking the rails all the way to New York for mercantile inventory. The first train to arrive at Fayette was the summer of 1873.
...1857Spring, the Voice of Iowa... Fayette Seminary and
Collegiate Institute...The enterprise: The project of building the
Fayette Seminary was first thought of in the Spring
of 1855. At that time there was no town on the present site of Fayette.
Twp or three large hearted, wealthy men, after canvassing the matter all over,
resolved upon a donation of lands, the proceeds of which should be devoted to
the erection of a Seminary buildings. A beautiful eminence was selected as
the site upon which the building should stand. The town and Seminary
commenced together. Rev. E. C. Byam was appointed agent, and solicited
subscription with considerable success. The building was pushed forward
with commendable zeal, and the town(Fayette) grew rapidly.
Westfield(village), the post office, lay a half mile to the west of the site of
the Seminary, and the land laying between was early laid off in lots. The
two villages are not one, having an aggregate population of
800 or more. There is a fine flouring mill, saw miles, and the
usual number of merchants & mechanics. The town is situated on the Volga
river, surrounded on the west and north with large bodies of timber. the
inhabitants are intelligent and moral.
...The Building---It is built of cut lime stone and laid in courses, 100x44ft, three stories high and surmounted by a cupola containing a bell of 1235#. The chapel, dining room, principal's rooms, and public parlor are on the first floor. The chapel will hold 400-500, the seats, desks, rostrum, and stand are all in good taste. The second floor is devoted to teachers and recitation rooms, library and society rooms; the balance, together with the third floor, devoted to dormitory purposes. The architecture and internal finish are superior. The building cost over $25,000, which together with the plat of ten acres upon which it stands, is now estimated at $35,000. It is entirely free from debt, through the liberality of its friends.
...Faculty,etc.---The present faculty consists of Rev. L.H. Bugbee, A.M. Principal and Professor of mental and moral science and ancient languages; John M. McKenzie, mathematics and natural sciences; Charles C. Parker, M.D., lecture on anatomy and physiology; Miss S.M. Birdsall, N.G., preceptress and teacher of English branches and French; Mrs. E.J. Bugee, German and guitar; Miss M.A. Higbey, the primary department.
...Three departments have been instituted, primary, academic and collegiate. The collegiate dept. is a 3yr course for studies, embracing a thorough course in English, mathematics, philosophy and belles-lettres; any lady completing this course will receive a diploma. In the academic dept. teachers will be trained, young men prepared for college, commercial live, etc.
...Nearly 100 students have been in during each term of the present year (1857-1858). The winter term closed Apr14. The summer term will commence on Apr29, and continue till Aug04.
...Two flourishing literary societies have been organized. The Philomathean by the gentlemen, and the Aonia by the ladies.
...The total expense of board, furnished room and washing, tuition in English and ancient languages, and incidentals is $46 per term of 14 weeks. Those who board in the institution are in the family of the principal.
...In addition to what has been said concerning the Seminary, it may be stated that Col Robert Alexander, and Samuel H. Roberston (son/law), men of well known in wealth, in consideration of certain lands conveyed to them (they were early land speculators, buying up several thousand acres at $1.25/a, and reselling for $2.50 or more per acre), have entered into an agreement with the trustees to build, finish, and furnish, with suitable apparatus and library, a College building, on a site one half miles distant from the Seminary, of sufficient capacity to accommodate 500 students. The foundation will be laid during the present season. NOTE: Plans were processed as the Seminary building was going up, to build a college campus on the hill top in the field area just south of Grandview Cem or where old Hwy 150 ran, thus the name 'College Hill' was applied the road leading south out of Fayette. The area was surveyed, but building never started as hard times settled over the country. Later college buildings would be close to the Seminary building. bz/2016).
...These enterprises coordinate with the fact that Fayette is on the route of the Dubuque, St.Paul and St.Peters RR., make it a most desirable point in the State. (there was an early assumption that Fayette would have a RR before it actually did in 1873+)
...1857May04, West.Union.IA Pioneer...See H.N. Sutton's advertisement. He has finished his new, large and splendid store, which he has filled up with dry goods, clothing, boots & shores, hats & caps, etc., while he keeps his old store for a grocery, which he has also filled up, and is now prepared to furnish the citizens of Westfield (village) and vicinity with the necessaries of both the inner and outer man. Ad; H.N. Sutton's Dry Goods and Groceries, etc., etc., at Westfield. The best supply of every article usually found in a western store, now on hand that has ever before been brought to the market; all of which will be sold low for cash.
...1857May25, West.Union.IA Pioneer: H.N. Sutton now has one of the most splendid mercantile houses at Westfield (village), in this county, that can be found in the northwest; and the stock of goods he has in it is as complete, well selected and cheap, as his house is handsome. Mr. Sutton is the long established merchant in that part of this county, is well acquainted with the wants of the 'million,' and has laid in his stock accordingly.....A very good flouring mill (Westfield Mill) propelled by the waters of the Volga river makes up a part of Westfield (village), and for milling purposes or buying dry goods and groceries, the farmer within the proper distance cannot do better at any other place than he can in Westfield.
...1857Jun13, West.Union.IA paper...Ad: Dry Goods and Groceries, etc., H.N. Sutton's stock at Westfield. The best supply of dry goods, groceries, ready-made clothing, hats and caps, boots and shoes, and in fact every article usually found in a western store not on hand, all of which will be sold low for Cash. Westfield village, 1857May04, H.N. Sutton.
...1857Jul13, West.Union.IA paper...Democratic convention, from Westfield.Twp--Clark Newcome, H.N. Sutton and H.B. Budlong.
...1857Aug24, West.Union.IA paper...There are 16 Post Offices in Fayette County...On the roads out of/from West.Union...to McGregor is Clermont...to Decorah is Eldorado...north is to Douglass (Aurburn)...to Austin.MN are Windsor, Eden and Waucoma...to Bradford is Richfield...to Dubuque are Westfield(Fayette), Corn Hill & Brush Creek (Arlington)...to Elkader is Illyria, Leo...on side routes are Lima, Taylorville, Elgin.
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1857Fall to 1866Feb, The time of the Barnard mercantile in Fayettte.IA.
...1857...The Panic of 1857 was the first financial crises to spread rapidly throughout the U.S. Although not lasting long, recovery extended to the start of the start of the Civil War in 1861. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1857
...1857Oct07, Fayette.Co.IA Fair...Best stallion, P.D. Gardenr.
,,,1857Nov30, West.Union.IA paper...Notice of foreclosure...To William W. Barnard, Mary J. Barnard, John M. Farnum, and all others concerned...Whereas, Wm, W.and Mary J. Barnard, then of Fayette.Co.IA, did, by their certain mortgage, dated 1856Dec30, & filed for record of mortgages, mortgage unto Jacob W. Rogers, the premises beginning 30rds S of the NW corner of the village plat of West.Union.IA, running W 16rods, then S 10rods, then E 16rods, then N 10rods, to the point of beginning, and containing 1 acre, to secure payment of $1,410, according to the tenor of 2 promissory notes, bearing date of mortage, one note for $690 due 1857Aug21, the other $720 due 1857Nov21. Whereas, default has been made in the payment of said sum due of $1,1421.05, notice is given for the purpose of foreclosing said mortgage with sale at public auction at the Court House on 1857Dec26, Jerome Boswell, Fayette.Co Sheriff. (see map of West.Union and note above)
...1857Nov30, West.Union.IA paper...The "Sociable" at
Fayette: At a meeting of Fayette citizens at the Seminary, the evening of
1857Nov16, it was resolved there would be a sociable at the Seminary, Wed
evening 1857Dec02. A committee of Revs. Bugbee, Bram and Watts was
appointed to prepare invitation cards. Price of tickets, $1 for a lady and
gentleman, which may be procured of any of the committee, and the
stores of Budlong & Norton,
W.W. Barnard and H.H.
or on the evening of the Sociable at the door
......The want of a Library in the Seminary, has been sensibly felt for some time, and it was thught best to have a 'Sociable' for the purpose of raising funds to secure at least the nucleus of one. The exercises of the evening will consist of singing by a Glee Club, Instrumental music, 1 or 2 short addresses, volunteer toasts and sentiments, and common sense social enjoyment in general, follwed up by a first rate supper, got up by the Ladies of Fayette and county. Terms of admission $1 for a lady and gentleman. The invitation is general. Everybody and his wife are invited, and also those who expect to have wives.
...1858, Fayette.IA paper...Advertisers-
.......Business of Fayette in 1858---
...Drs. C.C. Parker and D. Alexander---Had their firm office on Washington street, between Water and State streets, for the practice of medicine and surgery.
...A. E. Sawyer---Watchmaker and jeweler, at No. 56 Main street, who also had a card as Public.
...David C. Sperry---Notary Public.
...Joseph Hobson---Notary Public, Collector and land agent. Prairie and timber land and town lots.
...R.B. Hayward---Painter, grainer, glazier and paper hanger. Paints and oils. Two doors south of Fayette House. (south of Main/State, on east side)
...A.M. Barnard and Co.---Wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, groceries, clothing, boots and shoes. "At Maxon's old stand on the bank of the Volga. Firm of A.M., Jasen, and W.W. Barnard and J.B. Sperry. Note: Maxon's old stand was between the NE corner of Main/Water & the Volga River.
...S.E. Pettingill---Manufacturer of boots and shoes. Adjoining Barnard's Store.
...I. Templeton and G. Brier---New firm at N. E. corner of Main and Water streets. Dry goods, clothing, groceries, boots, carpeting, mattresses, etc.
...E.A. Halleck---Manufacturer and dealer in wagons, carriages and sleighs. Corner of King and State streets.
...Fayette House---J.D. Gray, Prop. (formerly of Washington House, Dubuque) now open to public "offers accommodations unsurpassed by any hotel in Iowa. A large and commondious barn is connected with the establishment." (hotel on NE corner Main/State, barn behind/east in SW corner area of Washington/State)
...Budlong and Norton---"At the old stand" have for sale smoked hams and shoulders and a large lot of pickled pork. Also cast steel plows. Have retired from other mercantile business.....NOTE: Location is the SW corner of Main/Water. Late in 1858 (or early 1859) Budlong went back to Will.Co.IL for a few months. At that time Wm. W. Barnard took over the 'old Budlong/Norton stand' on the SW corner of Main/Water for his mercantile until moving to Granger.MN, early in 1866. Budlong returned in a few months to open another mercantile in Westfield village plat, then had a 2 story brick built on the NW corner of Main/Water, which he moved into 1861Feb; bz/2020.
...I. Goodrich---Has opened a new meat market, "next door to Barnard's store."
...Hiram Marvin---Lumber for sale at his mill three times (miles) below Fayette, on the Volga.
...M. H. Root---Lime at the kiln south of town. Also stone mason and stone quarry available. (lime kiln hill, overlooks 2000s UIU soccer field/football stadium; quarry was location for the large limestone blocks used for the Seminary/College Hall, plus other buildings/foundation in Fayette, bz/2020)
...E.R.W. Emmons---Manufacturer of boots and shoes. Prices: men's stogies $3.50 and $4.00; kip $4.50 and $5.00. Women's Booties $2.00.
...A.R. Field---Land Agent. Office at Fayette House
...J. Rembold---New cabinet shop in Fayette for making tables, chairs, bureaus, bedsteads, stands, secretaries, settees and sofas. Musical instruments made to order and for sale: pianos, melodeons, dulcimers, guitars, accordions, banjos, etc.
...E.C. Howe---Big ad. for new store; Hardware, stoves, tinware, etc., features "Emperor Elevated Oven"; "Morning Star Air Eight," warranted "not to cut in the eye, or no sale".
...H.W. Waterbury---Drugs, medicines, glass, groceries, books. Etc. (middle of west side of Main.St, between Water/State)
...Benj. Burch and Cortez Paine---Fruit and ornamental trees at the Fayette nursery.
...J.E. and H.S. Nobel---Blacksmiths, "Water street, upper part of town." (north end of Main.ST, east side, on the north end of Maxon's Lot4, Blk05, next to the Volga River). Particular attention paid to horse and cattle shoeing." We work first for those that pay the best, and after that we will work for the rest."
....Wm. H. Derby---Harness shop, on Main street, one door north of the new hotel. Manufactures: saddles, harness, trunks, valises, whips, etc. Carriage trimming and repairing.
Businesses at Westfield village, 1858
...N.H. Moulton---At Westfield, manufactures and sells breaking plows, cultivators, shovel plows, etc.
...Westfield Mill---Brier and Templeton, proprietors; pay highest market prices for wheat. Flour and feed always on hand.
...F. Kelly---At Westfield. Tailor. "Prepared to make all kinds of garments in my line in the best style."
...Lime for Sale---15c per bu, at Westfield mill-dam.
...P. Cassiday---At Westfield, stone cutter, mason and plasterer.
...H.N.Sutton---At Westfield. Dry goods, leather goods, hdwre, crockery, clothing, boots, etc. Also John Deere's Moline plows, and some of home manufacture. Wants 5000bu of wheat in exchange for goods.
...Isaac Brier---At Westfield. Has opened a general family grocery and provision store.
...Luffkin and Colman---At Westfield. Lumber for sale. And sawing done at Westfield steam mill at $7 per M. Sell oak lumber $16 to $18 per M and basswood at $20. Lath $4.50 per thousand.
Businessess at Albany 1858---
...Northern Iowa Cabinet and Turning Shop---At Albany, Iowa, operated by E.E. Chandler, advertises their workmen among the best in the county; announce to citizens of Fayette county, and the rest of the world, they will furnish all kinds of cabinet furniture, bedsteads, bureaus, tables, whiffle-trees, neckyokes, hubs, etc.
...F. (Fleming) Jones---at Albany, has in operation a chair factory and is prepared to furnish on shortest notice chairs of all descriptions, warranted for one year, and delivered at any place within four miles.
...James K. Kent---at Albany, was still to be found at the old shop. Blacksmith, horses shod $2.75 per span, or $3.25 on time. All other work for cash in proportion. Oxen shod for $3.25.
...Earle's Mill and Marvin's Mill.
...1858May04, Dubuque.IA paper...A special to the the Times from Cresco says the corner's jury has rendered a verdict to the Florenceville murder sensation which charges Mrs. Gustave Kruger with becoming responsible for the death of her husband. The funeral of the murdered man was held at Florenceville on Sat, and was largely attended. Farmers came for miles around, many out of curiosity. Interest in the murder has not abated and is still the talk of the (Howard) county.
...1858May23, Cresco.IA paper...Preliminary hearing of the grand jury will convene June09 for Mrs. Sofia Kruger showing evidence she murdered her husband Gustav Druger, who disappeared Apr13. ....about midnight she called at a farm house on the Harmony road, a different direction from Florenceville from Cresco.
...1858Jun07, West.Union.IA paper...The continued heavy rains have caused an unusual high flood in the Volga, and the bridge at Westfield(village) and Richard Earle's dam, at Albany, are swept away, and perhaps much other damage done unheard of by us.
...Notes regarding W.W. Barnard, extracted/edited
(bz/2020) from Thomas Draper Peterman's "Fayette.Co.IA
in the 1850s."
.....Note: T.D. Peterman never had personal knowledge of W.W. Barnard or the early decades of Fayette and the Barnard families, however he talked too and knew old timers all over the area. Peterman was born 1851/Ripley.Co.IN and died 1916/Pasadena.CA. In 1854, he moved with his parents to a farm several miles SxSE of Fayette, in Smithfield.Twp, west of Brush.Creek/Arlington. In 1882, he acquired a law degree from the U. of Iowa, then practiced in Brush.Creek/Arlington, while working the home farm. In 1891, T.D. Peterman bought the old Sherman Hotel on the SE corner of Main/Water in Fayette, where he had a law office and real estate business until he moved to CA in 1908.
....In the early 1850's Sutton & Axtell opened a mercantile in Westfield village, where Robert Alexander had a sawmill running by 1850 (at the SE corner of today's Klocks Island Park). Samuel Holmes clerked for Sutton.
....1855Summer...Fayette was platted by Samuel Robertson and the big limestone Seminary building was started (UIU's College Hall).
....1855 late or 1856 early...Budlong & Norton, Westfield village merchants, opened a store front for a short time, in the newly platted village of Fayette, on Lot 1, Bk 13, the SW corner of Water/Main.
......Budlong was considered a pretty fair merchant, doing quite a large business, selling largely on time, mostly to responsible farmers.
....1858, summer/fall, W.W. Barnard took over the Budlong 'stand' on the SW corner of Main/Water. "He could be the considered the most active, lively, wide-awake, hustling merchant that struck Fayette or Fayette county during the 1850s, for many years. Barnard was a natural merchant, and as smooth a talker as one would meet in a life time. He always kept his store well stocked and as neat as wax. He was a firm believer in advertising and patronized Gharky's Pioneer freely. He and Gharky were of the same political faith, and neither of them could truthfully be called rabid Union men. But it can be said to the credit of Mr. Barnard that he took special paisa to keep on good terms with war widows, and it was reported that he aided them liberally when necessary. He was one of those who were rather active in the action that was taken against the "Sykes negro," and at one time an incident occurred that might have ended Mr. Barnard's career in a manner not satisfactory to himself or friends. A letter was one morning found pinned to the tent of one of the boys of the Third Iowa, while they were camped way down in Dixie. This letter was signed and purported to be written by Barnard. In it the statement was made that the Sykes negro, whom the boys of the Third Iowa had sent home, was at that time living south of town (Fayette) with the wife of (giving the name of one of the young men who belonged to the Third Iowa, and who was from near Fayette. This greatly riled some of the boys, including the man whose wife was thus basely accused, and they vowed dire vengence on Barnard as soon as they set eyes on him. How the matter was settled we do not know, but theere was no blood shed. In all probability Barnard never saw nor knew anything about the letter, and that it was a fabrication from beginning to end, as there was no grounds for its being written and no truth in the story.
....At times, while in Fayette, Barnard was very hard pressed for money. But he had a kind of hypnotic influence over other men, and just at the time when others would have been making an assignment, he was carrying a high head and doing so much business that he needed a partner, and was usually successful in finding one who had money and friends. For some time James E. Robertson, of Fayette, was in partnership with W.W. Barnard, but he sold out and saved himself from loss about the commencement of the Civil War. A story is related concerning Mr. Hendrickson, who for many years owned the Corn Hill farm (the Corn Hills were an area of rolling hills between Fayette and Brush.Creek/Arlington, 3-4mi SE of Fayette), and Mr. Barnard which was as follows: It seems that Hendrickson had let Barnard have quite a large sum of money, and he had become suspicious and demanded the same then and there. Payment was refused, and it is said that Hendrickson closed and fastened the door, took out a pistol and threatened to shoot Barnard on the spot unless he satisfied the claim instantly, and the claim was adjusted before the parties separated.
....W.W. Barnard sold out near the close of the Civil War and went into business (Feb1866) at a new town started by him, named Florence, on the line between Iowa and Minnesota. Some years after this he partially lost his mind and was taken to Independence. He has been dead for many years.
McGregor.IA paper...By a note from Fayette we learn out esteemed friend
W. W. Barnard of the firm of A.M. Barnard & Co.,
has become sole proprietor of the Mercantile establishment,
property and bills receivable of the late firm and that upon him devolves the
liabilities of the concern. We knew W.W. Barnard as a merchant of Chicago
and in out deal with him several years since we found him as smooth as
Chesterfield and as upright as Aristides. It affords us pleasure to state
that all of whom we have enquired give him the same character as a merchant in
Fayette. Success to you Barnard!
...1858Dec13, West.Union.IA paper...From Fayette, Dec08, Things Generally; Bringing in goods and selling them and buying the farmers' produce, giving goods and cash for the soil is right, and in doing so both the producer and merchant is benefitted. Noble and others are buying up hogs for cash and goods, and driving them east to the Miss.River ports. If it were not for the live stock in this county, and energetic business men to buy it up and drive it, we would be in a much worse pecuniary condition than we now are in. Mr. Templeton of Westfield/Fayette has been of inestimable benefit to the farmers in this part of Fayette county for the last 2-3yrs, in buying up the surplus produce of the county and exchanging it for cash, and returning with it to this place. Notwithstanding the hardness of the times, our merchants and business men keep moving onward. Mr. Leroy Templeton is now off with another drove of 300 hogs, designed for the Chicago market. W.W. Barnard is now replenishing his already fine stock of goods, and is doing a good, permanent business. Mrs. Isaac Brier has added to his grocery store, the "Pioneer Store" of Westfield village, known as "Old Sutton's." This large dry goods store was the first in Westfield (before Fayette was platted 1855). Sutton and Holmes having retired from the business have let their mantle fall on the right person. This store is well supplied with almost every article that can be called for, or that is usually kept at stores of this kind. He has on had a very superior quality of writing fluid. Mr. Brier is a social and accommodating business man and has associated with him as chief clerk, J.H. Maxon, of long experience in the mercantile business (Maxon had the first mercantile in the Fayette plat area, just across the Volga River ford on the NE corner of Main/Water). The proprietors of the Westfield Flouring Mill are making some necessary and practical improvements to the internal arrangements of their mill. An extra bolt is now nearly finished, and will be kept exclusively for custom work, or grist grinding. We think on a whole, with all the hard times Westfield/Fayette is moving onward, and we see a good deal of energy manifested by the enterprising citizens of Fayette county.
...1858Feb18, Fayette.IA paper...Our little Johny came near losing his life by drowning, a few days since. he fell from the new bride into the middle of the stream. The Volga being deep at that point, he would soon have found a watery grave, had it not been for the prompt interference of Mr. W.W. Barnard, who rushed into the stream and caught him when rising for the last time.
...1858Oct07, Fayette.Co.IA Fair...Best stallion, P.D. Gardner.
...1859...William Barnard was the leading merchant at Fayette, and Henry N. Sutton at Westfield village.
...1859Jan24, West.Union.IA paper...W.W. Barnard,
Fayette merchant hangs out his sign in the W.U. paper. Since we have
limited personal acquaintance with him, we will quote from the Fayette.Co
Journal & North Iowa Times from 1858:
...1859Jan26...West.Union.IA paper....Ad: W. W. Barnard, dealer in staple and fancy dry goods. Yankee notions, ready-made clothing, crockery, hats and caps, hardware, grocerie, drugs and medicine, salt, flour, pork, butter, lard, lumber, shingles, and all articles of western Trade. Corner of Main and Water streets, Fayette.IA.
......Note: The location by 1859 had moved from 'Maxon's old stand' on the NE corner to 'Budlong's old stand' on the SW corner of Main/Water; bz/2020.
...1859Jan26, McGregor.IA paper...From a card of our valued acquaintance, W.W. Barnard of Fayette...Barnard has been there only a short time, but long enough to make man friends. We are glad to know that he is passing through the "hard times" with colors flying (the late 1850's were depression level years in America). His stock consists of everything that enters into trade and it necessarily is extensive for the retail trade.
...1859Jan30, Davenport.IA paper...Libel---The Fayette County Pioneer on Jan24 says that on Monday previous, Mr. Myers, editor of the Fayette County Journal, was brought to West.Union by the Sheriff to answer to the suit commenced against him by W.W. Barnard, a merchant of Fayette, for publishing in the Journal an article headed "A dry goods store needed at Fayette." Some of the lawyers being absent the case was postponed for a week.
...1859Feb...W.W. Barnard merchant at Fayette, Isaac Brier merchant at Westfield village. In Fayette, Waterbury & Burch drug store, 2 shoe shops, a harness shop, 2 wagon shops, 3 blacksmith shops, 1 tailor, 1 jeweler.
...1859Jun06, West.Union.IA paper...Jury Cases: J.H. Maxon att L.L. Ainsworth. Chancery: J.H. Maxon foreclosure L.L. Ainsworth.
...1859Jun22, McGregor.IA paper: The attention of the citizens of Fayette and vicinity is called to the large and elegant stock of new Goods, now being received by W.W. Barnard. In his stock may be found a general assortment of Dry Goods, groceries, hardware, nails, sash and doors and in fact almost any thing you may call for in his line. From a long personal acquaintance with Mr. Barnard, we would advise all in need on anything in his line to give him a call as he tells us he is bound to sell goods cheaper than the cheapest, and those to that will give perfect satisfaction.
...1859Aug22, West.Union.IA paper...We have seen specimens of leather tanned by
J.H. Maxon and Keasey, at Fayette, by a late
patented process, which looks and feels very well. In connection
with their tannery they have opened a boot and shoe
...1859Oct10, West.Union.IA paper...Country Ag/mechanical Fair...Mrs. J.H. Maxon, best cage birds. J.H. Maxon displayed leather tanned by a new process.
...1859Oct03, West.Union.IA paper... I want all the Cattle and Wheat that I can get for outstanding debts or Store Goods to be delivered to me at Westfield. I will give the highest prices paid and sell Goods as low as they can be bought elsewhere. Westfield, 1859Sep22, H.N. Sutton.
...1859Oct10, West.Union.IA paper... Ad;
Brier & Sutton, Old Pioneer Store at Westfield.
A general assortment of dry goods, groceries, boots, shoes, hats, caps,
ready-made clothing, glass & Queens ware, Yankee notions, patent medicines, and
everything else usually kept in Stores in the interior. All sold on
the most reasonable terms for cash or approved trade in produce.
Westfield, 1859Aug18, Brier & Sutton.
...1859Oct10, West.Union.IA Pioneer: Ad; W.W. Barnard, Fayette, Dry Goods in Fayette, ready made clothing, hats, caps, furs, bonnets, ribands, hard-ware, iron, nails, sash, glass, groceries, crockery, cheese, butter, lard, flour, slat, grindstones, all kinds of prints, berages, poplins, alpacas and flannels, tweeds, cottonades, Kentucky jeans, cassimere's brown and bleached, sheetings & skirtings, 20,000bu of wheat wanted in exchange for goods and cash. Fayette, 1850Sep12, W.W. Barnard.
...1859Nov10...We notice a fresh importation of
new goods at Barnard's. They
have a curious looking sign in their store, that reads: 'Positively a Ready Pay
Shoe.' They are doing a good business, and have gained an enviable
reputation as fair and honorable dealers of merchandise. Give 'em a call.
...1859Dec03...Barnard starts for the east on Monday after new goods. By the way he has got a new sign and judging from appearances, he must be doing a paying business.
...1859Dec10; Barnard & Co are in the receipt of new goods daily, and from their well known reputation, for taste in the selection of goods, we have an assurance that you can find just what you want and of the best kind.
......By a note from Fayette we learn out esteemed friend, W.W. Barnard, of the firm of A.M. Barnard & Co, of Fayette, has become sole proprietor of the Mercantile establishment, property and bills, receivable of the late firm and that upon him devolves the liabilities of the concern. We know W.W. Barnard as a merchant of Chicago and in our dealing with him several years since we found him as smooth as Chesterfield and as upright as Aristides. It affords us pleasure to state that all of whom we have enquired give him the same character as a merchant of Fayette---North Iowa Times.
......We are safe in saying that Mr. Barnard's is the best dry goods store in Fayette, not including Westfield village, for friend Brier is over there with a store house and a stock of goods that are hard to beat. Mr. Barnard is an honest and liberal person to trace with, a rarity in these hard times. Try him and judge from his actions of his merits and demerits.
...1859Feb11, Dubuque.IA paper: Gleanings from the note
book of the itinerating Editor, Fayette, 1859Feb02. Fayette, young, modest and
retiring, has hidden herself in a valley, where her feet are washed by the Volga
River. Her retreat, however, is becoming classic. Upon a swell of
land, overlooking the little human nest below, stands the huge University
building, a durable stone structure, soon to be overshadowed by a much larger
edifice on a higher point of land. (Note, bz/2020: The thought at the time
was to build more college buildings on the high top on the south edge of the
Fayette plat, in the area near Grandview Cemetery. Thus the road up the
hill and the hill area became known as 'College Hill' and retained the moniker
until more recently rather forgotten history)
...The Upper Iowa University (Seminary (College.Hall) building started 1855May), located at Fayette, has become one of the fixtures, and the cardinal attraction of Fayette County. We are delighted to learn that it is better patronized than ever before. About 100 pupils are in attendance, which is a large number for these pinching times. The departments of the institution are academic (prep to teach), college preparatory (high school level), and collegiate (4yr degree). Three collegiate courses have been established; Classical, Scientific and Female Collegiate. Each course being 4yrs in length. In the Classical and Scientific courses, Freshmen and Sophomore classes have been formed; also the three under classes of the Female College. The musical dept, under Ms. Dorchester, is full, and reported to be doing finely. The UIU Faculty is: Rev. L.H. Bugbee, A.M.,, President and Prof of Belles Letters and Mental Philosophy; Edwin S. Gilbert, A.M., Prof of Math and Mechanical Philosophy; Rev. Moses Crow, D.D., Robertson, Prof of Biblical Literature and Christian Ethics; John M. McKenzie, A.M., Prof of Latin and Greek, and Literature; Dr. Charles C. Parker, M.D., Prof of Natural Science; Ms. Sarah M. Birdial, Preceptress and Teacher of French and Ornamentals; Ms. Olive Dorchester, Teacher of Instrumental Music; Ms. Sarah A. Fish, Teacher in English Dept.
...Fayette has her public schools, and 3 religious societies, Methodist (Rev. A.D. Kendig, from Marion.IA), Congregational (Rev. Halbert will be moving to West Union) and Baptist (has not pastor and is feeble).
...Fayette physicians are partners Dr. Charles Parker and Dr. Dixon Alexander.
...Fayette businesses (Feb1859) include two general variety stores kept by W. W. Barnard and Isaac Brier, Waterberry & Burch Drug Store, 2 shoe shops, 1 harness shop, 2 wagon shops, 3 blacksmith shops, 1 tailor, 1 jeweler. J.D. Gray keeps a large first class hotel, the Fayette House.
...In the western part of Fayette, in what was formerly called the village of Westfield (started 1850 when Robert Alexander built a saw mill on south edge of Klock's Island) (2000s, hwy 150/93 intersection area, west to Klock's Island area), Brier & Templeton have an excellent flouring mill, with 2 run of stone, on the Volga. Lufkin & Collaran have a steam saw mill at the same point. Near them is the excellent variety store of Isaac Brier, before mentioned. L. Templeton & E. Gregory are engaged in the cattle trade, now feeding 50-70 head, and they passed through Dubuque last Autumn with one or two fine drove. There is good water power in Westfield and also at a point a short distance below.
...Property is low in Fayette, and now is a good time to purchase lots and secure homes by persons who wish to enjoy superior educational facilities. It is a quiet town, destitute of liquor. Lawyers cannot or do not live here. Among the real wants of the place are mentioned a hardware merchant, a new printing press, the 'Fayette County Journal' being about to migrate to West Union, 9mi north, and one or two manufacturing establishments.
...About 25 buildings of all kinds were erected in Fayette during 1858 (from 1855-1858). At present (early 1859), little is being done in the way of improvements.
...1859Sep26, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette: We again
visited this moral, educational and lively place, on last Friday. It was
upon no extraordinary occasion. Nothing was going on to attract people
there, and we found the place and its citizens in every day style, dress and
appearance. Barnard's Mercantile establishment coming first as we entered
town (coming from the north, across the Main.St, Volga River ford from
West.Union), and being the most prominent of any other in Fayette proper, we
reined up, hitched, alighted and walked in. He was at his post, dealing
out goods to his customers. Besides being highly gifted by nature as a
pleasant, polite and agreeable salesman, Mr. Barnard has had 25yrs experience in
the mercantile business, during which time he has become as near perfect at it
as it is possible for a man to become, in making good selections, arranging
tastefully, and skillfully managing his business in oppressive times. His
shelves are well filled with goods adapted to the wants of the people, which he
is selling off very rapidly. He is possessed of a great deal of the "young
America" spirit, and goes in for "quick sales and small profits." his
stock of groceries is large, as they never become stale, out of season or spoil
on a merchant's hands. He also has a large lot of assorted nails and iron,
which he sells as low as any other merchant in this county. He always
keeps a quantity of salt on hand, which he sells in proportion to his prices for
other goods. Truly, Barnard has a beautiful, tasty and valuable store, one
that is a credit to Fayette and its vicinity, and is worthy of and deserving the
patronage of the people living in that part of the county. He takes wheat
in payment for goods, which will enable farmers to buy what they want.
...Then we went over to Westfield village, where we found Mr. Sutton and his affable clear as busy as bees among the June flowers. Every body in that section of the county knows Sutton and his mode of dealing, every day alike, one price, and that reasonable. He belongs to that class of men that will bear acquaintance, and the better he is known the more he is loved and the higher his worth is appreciated. Sutton has just laid in a large supply of fall goods, which he says, as cash is out of the question, he will sell for wheat or cattle. Here is an opportunity for farmers to obtain necessary articles that ought not to be lost. Westfield has advantages rarely possessed by towns, water power, plenty of timber of good quality, building and lime stone, sand of an excellent kind, and clay that is suitable for making brick that are handsome in appearance, hard and durable. Some building is going on at Westfield, among which is a splended looking and well planned dwelling, owned by Mr. Sutton. Both the Westfield grist and saw mills were in motion, farmers were bringing in grain, the citizens were upon the move, and everything had a life-like and prosperous appearance.
...Some buildings have been erected in Fayette since out last visit to that place, the sounds of the hammer, saw and trowel are still heard, and mortar beds are in front of some new houses, indicating that the piercing blasts of winter have been shut out by the plasterer, and comfortable houses have been made for those who have chosen this desirable town for their future stopping place. No idlers loiter through its streets, no hangers-on congregate at the taverns, stores or other places of a public nature, all seem to have business and are intent on doing it, and each one we met was on a brisk move.
....We would have done an injustice to the faculty if we had failed to visit the University and witness the exercises and progress of the students, some of whose faces are now becoming familiar to us, and whose progress we have noticed from time to time during several of the past terms. There are not about 70 scholars in attendance, mostly belonging to this county, but some from Winneshiek, Floyd, Mitchell, Clayton and Delaware counties. A term has recently been commenced, additional scholars are coming in, and it is confidently thought that the number will be increased to 90. Prof. Bugbee was teaching a class in Greek, but as that is a "huckleberry above our persimmon," we can say nothing for or against it. The young lady in the class, however, seemed to be more apt than the young gentlemen, which we believe may be truthfully said of the students as a general thing. The classes in reading and spelling, two very important branches, did very well indeed.
...During our stay in the Prof's room sweet strains of melodious instrumental music, accompanied with the harmonious songs of a female, "Whose voice was like a warbling of a bird, so soft, so sweet, so delicately clear," floated through the halls, like "the dying night-breeze harping o'er the hills," penetrating alike the car and soul of the lover of music. Every give us "such sweet, such melting strains." A thoro' knowledge of music is an accomplishment that no young lady whom nature has gifted in that way, should fail to acquire; but other branches of education should not be neglected or give place to it. the useful should stand first on the list.
...The religious exercises previous to dismissal deserve a more extensive notice than we have time or room now to give them. Nearly every one seeked to take part in the singing and in that way some knowledge of vocal music will be acquired.
...1859Oct03, West.Union.IA paper...Ad: W.W. Barnard, dealer in dry goods, on the (SW) corner of Water & Main, Fayette, Fayette.Co.Iowa. The principal articles contained in my stock are, dry goods, ready-make clothing, hats, caps, furs, bonnets, ribands, Yanke Notions, hard-ware, iron, nails, sash, glass, groceries, crockery, cheese, butter, lard, flour, salt, grindstones, prints of all kinds/colors/prices, berances, poplins, alpacas, flannels, plain & fancy tweeds and cottonades, Kentucky Jeans, Casimeres, brown & bleached sheetings and shirtings. A general assortment of all the above articles, all of which will be sold extremely low for ready-pay. Wanted 20,000bu of wheat in exchange for goods and cash. Thankful for past favors I hope to merit a continuance of the same. W.W. Barnard, Fayette, 1859Sep19.
...1859Nov21, West.Union.IA paper...Ads, side by side for W.W. Barnard on the SW corner of Water/Main in Fayette and Brier & Sutton, the Pioneer Store in Westfield village.
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...1860...Note: W.W. Barnard continued major advertising in the West.Union.IA paper. He made at least two trips every year, back/forth to New York to buy inventory for his store. Note: The first train arrived in Fayette summer 1873.
...1860Apr, McGregor.Ia paper...Fayette news: A few days since, W.W. Barnard called on us, on his way east for Goods (Fayette to McGregor by team, ferry across the Mississippi to Prairie du Chien, WI, rails to NY)
...1860May14, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news--W.W. Barnard has just associated with him Messrs. J.E. Robertson, S. Hendrickson and P.D. Gardner, and under the name W.W. Barnard & Co. A brisk trade is expected, as they have opened a stock of goods costing $10,000. Note: Wm.W Barnard needed financial backing of business partners.
...1860May21, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette---Mr.
Norton informed us that together with Budlong and Cobb have
bought the Westfield flouring mill. They also
intend to bring a large assortment of dry goods and groceries and open a store
in Westfield. Norton and Budlong formerly had bealt dry goods at
Fayette (SE corner of Main/Water, the store taken over by Wm. W. Barnard in the
late 1850s). During Norton and Budlong's absence from
Fayette, they have lived in Illinois, but found no place so tempting with
future prospects, thus their inspiration to return was irresistable.
......We always have and do still unite the towns of Fayette and Westfield, considering them being one and the same town, the same in beauty and advantage. The post office of Westfield being now situated in Fayette, ties them still closer together. Swank & Patrick presently have Old Sutton's Westfield Store.
...1860Jul04, McGregor.IA paper...We visited Westfield, a portion of the same village half a mile (west) of Fayette and separated from it only by a foolish law of Iowa which requires all additions to any town plat to be recorded in a new name. At Westfield, Norton & Budlong have a large store, and do a heavy business. In Fayette there are several large mercantile establishment, the most extensive of which is that of Barnard & Co. We would judge from the appearance of this store that Barnard had not forgotten how to sell goods.
...1860Jul09, West.Union.IA paper...From the North Iowa
Times: On Wed, the McGregor party set sail for Fayette, 10mi sout of
West.Union. We made Capt. Gray's Hotel, and under the escort of Dr.
Alexander and post master Derby, we visited Westfield, a portiono of the same
village half mile west from Fayette, and separated from it only by a foolish law
of Iowa which requires all additions to any town plat to be recorded in a new
name. At Westfield, Norton & Budlong have a large store and do a heavy
.......In Fayette there are several large mercantile establishments, the most extensive of which is Barnard & Co. We would judge from the appearance of this store that Barnard had not forgotten how to sell goods. An excellent dinner at the Fayette House, in company of more than a dozen village gentlemen, put us in conditionto visit the College, under superintendence of Prof. Brush, since L.H. Bugbee resigned.
...1860Jul23, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette
.......Commencement exercises at the college came off according to notice with the examination of students. The North Iowa University is as good an institution of learning as there is in this section of the country. It is growing up with the country. Fayette is favorably situated in a mercantile views. There are 3 well filled stores doing a large and profitable trade in the town proper. Norton & Budlong dry goods in the "Old Sutton" house out at Westfield village. Norton, Budlong and Sid Cobb own the Westfield flouring mill, and exchange goods for grain. The mill contains two run of 4' burrs, which are water propelled by the Volga, by means of a 12' overshot mill. http://www.iowaz.info/fayette/westfieldmill.htm owing to the dryness of the season the Volga is low at present, but shortly after harvest, showers of rain and grain are expected.
......In the store of W.W. Barnard & Co, (on the SW corner of Main/Water) of Messrs J.E. Robertson, Samuel Hendrickson & P.D. Gardner, we found 3 clerks busily engaged in waiting on customers, and business appeared to be brisk. The firm is made up of solid, reliable and honest men. W.W. Barnard is the principal trader, who is keen in purchasing, and has all the natural gifts, practice, experience and knowledge of the business and acquaintance with human nature to make a number one salesman. He has the means at this command, and constantly keeps just such a stock as he desires, and by way of enumerating we will state, it is hardly possible for a farmer to want anything kept in stores that he cannot fine there. As usual he is in the butter trace and has come 2 tons on hand. This affords an excellent opportunity to farmers' wifve and daughters to buy their own fineries. Note: The first creameries in the area came about 1880, thus early butter production was almost always done by farm women. http://www.iowaz.info/fayette/fayettecreamery.htm
......The store of Grannis & Co., stands directly on the bank of the Volga on the east side of the road to West.Union, north of the Main/Water intersection, and contians a large amount of well selected goods than we expected to find there. There are two Mr. Grannis', both of whome appear sociable to freinds and accommodating, obliging and liberal to patrons. They were waiting on customers, and seemed contended with the patronage they are receiving. We believe the are newcomers to the area. One of them is building a neat dwelling on the lot formerly occupied by the ten pin alley. The workmen and a part of the lumber were on the ground. Note: Sawmills were operational immediately upon settlement, thus building material was local, i.e., timbers, lumber, limestone, brick, lime mortar. There was an abundance of craftsman as a result of the Seminary construction in the mid/late 1850s.
......W.W. Johnson & Co., occupy the store room south of Grannis, and directly opposite to Barnard. they have been in the trade at that stand since Fall1859, and are becoming pretty well and favorable known as general dealers, with an attractive assortment of goods, and receive their proportionate part of the extensive trade that is done at Fayette.
......At the Drug & Book Store of Waterbury & Burch, neigher proprietor was in, and Mr. Lyons was the accommodating clerk.
......E.R.W. Emmons boots and shoes is extensively engaged in the making such, and has a large assortment of all kinds of work on hand. Emmons employs 3 workmen. He cuts out and superintends the work himself, and had just received a large lot of stock suitable for summer wear.
......Wm. Robins & H.E. Norton do painting
......Abner Doty's leater store in Westfield village was temporarily shut up. We concluded Jack or Dan had gone to dinner.
......Principal blacksmiths are John E. Noble and Edwin Gould. Mr. Nobel has carried on business for some time, while Mr. Gould has recently arrived.
......E.A. Hallock and M.L. Curtis have wagon shops.
......Prominent carpenters are Theophilus Harper, Charles West, C. Waters and Geo. Schlatter. There work shows on the buildings, especially the home of Samuel Hendrickson.
......B. Rembold is the best cabinet maker in the south part of the County.
......Attorneys D.R. Blaisdell and Clark Newcomb were out on the prairie hunting prairie chickens. Another attorney Fred Mitchell was pouring over the new Code of Iowa.
......Dr. Charles C. Parker still represent the firm of Parker and Alexander (Dixon Alexander).
......Dr. G. W. Richards recently located in Fayette
......We partook of the hospitalities of Gray and the Fayette House (hotel), the comfortable home to strangers and travelers. The table was bountifully spread, the rooms well ventilated and furnished, the beds clean, everything arranged. The stabling at that house cannot be surpasses. Scarcely a horse passes but makes an effort to run into the stable (back/east of hotel, corner of Washington & State), showing he had been there before and longed for a repetition of the treatment received.
......Payne drove his coach (stagecoach) into town with a load of passengers besides the mail. This diverted us toward the post office (in the harness shop) where Derby was engaged in the business of Uncle Sam and Harvey Light was sewing some pieces of harness. In the post office stood the old boxes (postal) used by Sutton at Westfield village, numbering 32 all told. There stood a new set of boxes which the increase in business demanded, numbering 102, up nearly three times from the Westfield number.
......Several citizens, desperately fond of innocent and profitable amusement, just south of town (flats to the SE of the old 150 hill/Wadena road intersection, now/2000s owned by UIU), on a beautiful spot, somewhat elevated, a half mile trotting course has been made. There are several nags there quick on foot, second only to Flora Temple, the celebrated horse of Patchen and P.D. Gardner.
...1860Sept17, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette items--Barnard
has just returned from NY and said he will soon have one of the prettiest stocks
of Fall goods that is in this County.
...1860Sept17, West.Union.IA paper...Ad--W.W. Barnard & Co., dealers in dry good, Water & Main, Fayette. IA. W.W. Barnard, S. Henderson, J.E. Robertson, P.D. Gardner.
...1861Jan21, West.Union.IA paper...Some of the merchants of Fayette are proud, have abandoned their old store houses and moved into new brick buildings. Barnard is not of that class, he has decided to winter in his old building, and pursue the even tenor of his way. Although his house (business) is not new, his goods are, which is preferable to purchasers.
...1861Mar19, West.Union.IA paper...J.H. Maxon, one of the oldest fayette citizens is soon to locate at Mount Vernon, Iowa.
...1861Apr08, West.Union.IA paper...During last week several gentlemen from Fayette called on us and left oil to grease the machine, among whom are W.H. Derby, Dr. Alexander, John A. Griffith and F.A. Mitchell. Mr. Norton of the firm of Budlong & Norton, Calrk Newcomb, W.W. Barnard and some others from that town.
...1861Oct07, West.Union.IA paper...Barnard of Fayette, has been in NY and to Washington.DC, and he saw Old Abe, Gen. Scott and many other big men, and the largest stock of dry goods that is in the east. he shook hands with the former, wishing them "God speed," and bought largely of the latter, which are now on exhibition at (Barnard & Co) at Fayette. That firm exchanges fall and winter goods for wheat, butter and other produce. (Note: W.W.'s brother Royal acted as a dealer in butter, eggs, honey and other products. The first creameries in the area did not occur until the end of the 1870's, so the local butter production was on farms. bz/2020)
...1861Oct07, West.Union.IA paper...At the Battle of Blue Springs Mill, Liberty.MO, the loss of our troops in this engagement was 17 killed and 75 wounded. The enemy's loss is reported at 200 killed; the number wouded unknown. Co F's loss was killed H.D. Norton, 13 slightly wounded, 1 severely wounded. Great sorrow is felt the throughout the entire Co, as the loss of H.D. Norton.
...1862Feb10, West.Union.IA paper...We (W.U. editor) visited Fayette last
Wed. evening, arriving at Gray's Hotel (the Fayette House) about dark.
Rooms were well furnished, brilliantly lighted and supplied with red hot stoves
with a large box full of the best kinds of dry wood. We were served a well
filled dish of chicken, dressing, potatoes, etc. We called at the store of
Barnard & Co, and found the three proprietors and a very accommodating clerk in
their employ at their respective posts, in good spirits and laughing humor.
If there is not more goods sent out through the country from that store than
from any other in Fayette, the there must be immense, even greater then we
supposed it to be. A very large stock of goods was laid in last fall
when Mr. (Wm.W) Barnard went east, some of which still remain on hand and are likely to
become out of season, which will be sold at cost and carriage from now until a
supply of spring goods is purchased by them. This affords an opportunity
to the farmers in that portion of the county seldom if ever before presented.
If merchandise can be bought at corresponding prices with pork and wheat, times
are not as hard as many supposed them to be.
...Although a large number of male students abandoned their studies and volunteered their services to support the constitution and laws, the University is in a prosperous condition, and doing as well perhaps as it has at any former time (Note: UIU was only in its fifth year of full classes).
...1862Jul28, West.Union.IA paper...The Trotting Match: Last Sat. we had business in Fayette. When we arrived, we found the store of Barnard & Co, the center of attraction. That firm has just replenished its stock. The store was full of customers and goods were carried away in large and numerous packages. After dinner, hundreds repaired to the track (Horse trotting & racing track which was located off the SE corner of the old Hwy 150 & Wadena Road intersection, an area owned by UIU in 2000s.) Soon everything was in readiness and the trotting began.
...1862Dec15, West.Union.IA paper...Barnard & Co, at Fayette, make it known that they discountenance those fractional individual checks that are issued and circulated as money.
...1863Feb16, West.Union.IA paper...Ad (W.W. Barnard & Co constantly advertised in the West.Union paper, and others in the area): Barnard & Co., Wm Barnard, J.E. Robertson, S. Hendrickson...Dealers in Dry Goods, Corner of Water & Main, Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA. We have just received, direct from New York a large and judiciously selected assortment of Fall and Winter goods that cannot fail to please the people. Consisting in part, of staple and fancy dry goods, ready-made clothing, hats & camps, all kinds of shelf goods, agricultural implements, grindstones and their fixtures, tubs, wash boards, mops, soap, pails, ropes, wool, twine, axes, nails, tea, coffee, sugar, rive, pork, molasses and spice. Waudena (Wadena.IA), oilcloths & carpets, carriage mats, soda, candles, dried fruit, starch, syrup, fish, vinegar, saleraetus, iron, steel, mirrors, honey, cream of tarter, grain cradles, scythes, snaths, smoking and chewing tobacco, kerosene and fluid, lamps, wall & curtain papers, all kinds of crockery, and an abundance of Yankee Notions, which are offered at low prices exclusively for ready pay, in cash or approved produce. Pleas to call and examine quality, style, and prices. Wanted in exchange for goods 100,000 pounds of butter. No paste board Checks issued by us, nor taken in exchange for out goods. W. W. Barnard & Co, Fayette, Fayette Co., May 17, 1961.
...1863Jun29, West.Union.IA paper...Trip
to Fayette and Brush Creek. Reaching Fayette in good time for
supper at the Fayette House. We met Ulysses Hendrickson and Leonard
Crawford, of Corn Hill, set up with W.W. Barnard and other choice spirits till
high twelve, then jumped aboard Len's snug craft (carriage) and sailed to Corn Hill, which
we reached between late bed time and day-light, had a refreshing nap and arose
to meet and take by the hand, Uncle Sam Hendrickson and his mother of a wife.
Mr. Hendrickson has a fine flock of sheep which he was engaged in herding.
In the compnay of Ulysses and Len, we made a run to Brush Creek. We met merchant
Charles Shambaugh and Rev. Fredreric Glime. From Brush Creek we struck
across country to the north, stopping at blacksmith Darling's in his shop
shoeing a horse. We went on to Dan Finney's and had dinner, here we met
Mrs. Keith, Hines & Little. From Finney's we struck across to Squire
Crawford's. We made for P.F. Newton who was out in a flied. We plunged
through to Corn Hill in time for early supper.
...That night we went on to Fayette, mixed with the folks and turned in at the Fayette House, J.B Severanoe, Proprieter, who had been making improvements. It is perfect to a fault; clean rooms, clean beds, clean victurals, clean everything and clean everybody.
...We visited the store of H.B. Budlong (1861, had moved into his new brick building on the NW corner of Main/Water), of the late firm of Norton and Budlong, and at that time was receiving a large stock of New Goods. We have been a acquainted with Mr. H.B. Budlong for several years, and put him down as one of our solid men, with honorable dealings that makes him a valuable citizen to any town.
...The firm of Barnard & Co is well known and with a passing notice we will 'let her slide.' Mrs. Hendrickson is on his farm at Corn Hill, Messrs, W.W. Barnard and J.E. Robertson run the store. Barnard, the polite, business partner, and Robertson the friendly, sociable, obliging man, who attends to his own business and never has a quarrel. We had some quiet talk with him.
...A.A. Webster, has a good stock of Groceries and Provisions, is a fair dealer and doing a living business.
...Burch & Sperry, in the brick block (west side of Main, between Water/State), have a good supply of Drugs & Medicines. (block = a series of brick buildings attached together, which were the 'new' buildings on the center and south end of Main, between Water & State)
...J.L. Grannis, keeps a well selected stock of Dry Goods.
...E.R.W. Emmons has a fine establishment for Boot and Shoes, as can be found this side of McGregor. He also keeps a good stock of Groceries.
...W.H. Derby, Harness maker, has worked in bigger places than Fayette in is day, and we have heard that as a workman he cannot be excelled.
...Waterbury & son have a Drug Store, which they run in connection with the Post Office.
...E.A. Hallock and M.S. Curtis, each have a wagon shop, turning out vehicles of every description.
...John e. Noble carries on his blacksmithing business, a first class workman and fellow.
...Hayward & Jones have a Cabinet and Chair shop.
...B. Rembold is a german, has a Cabinet shop and can make anything from a spinning wheel to piano.
...Dr. Charles C. Parker sustains his reputation as a physician and surgeon.
...Dr. Dixon Alexander has an extensive practice.
...1863Jun15, West.Union.IA paper...Democratic County Convention at the Court House 1863Jun03, W.W. Barnard of Fayette elected on of the Vice Presidents.
...1863Dec07, West.Union.IA paper...As a general thing the firm of Barnard & Co., at Fayette, does business on the Ready Pay principle. One day a forlorn looking lady entered their store and asked for some necessaries on time. Bill (Wm.W Barnard) put on one of his blandest smiles and in the mildest possible manner said, "Madam, I am sorry to inform you that we are not doing business on the credit system." By some means unintentional on the part of the lady, Barnard ascertained that she was the wife of a soldier, when he immediately said, "Madam, you can have anything y ou want that is in our store, and have your own time to pay for it."
...1864, West.Union.IA paper...Barnard & Co continued to advertise and Wm.W made two trips to NY for inventory.
...1866about, West.Union.IA paper.1902Jul09...Shepherds
and Sheep, When the "the Hills Were White" Around Fayette, Following the
Civil War, by Rev. Dr. Daniel Mason Parker (M.E. minister): My father Dr.
Charles C. Parker (doctor) and uncle Wm B. Laken (attorney) came down College Hill preceded by 400
sheep they had directed overland from Independence.IA, having gathered them by
purchase and hand put in open cars in nothern Ohio. The muscular Henry
Childs accompanied in this directing of the journey of the sheep. My uncle
said, "how Childs would like and sleep at night, while I would toss upon the bed
and could not sleep."
......The flock they brought To Fayette helped with other to make the hills about Fayette "white with sheep." Who did not own a flock" Hiram Sweet, Royal Barnard, Dr. Charles C. Parker, Lakin & Co, did. The premises now owned by Fred Hoyt (just NE of the Volga as one turns onto the road to Big Rock) had been the habitation of sheep even when they were the property of P.D. Gardner; and once when they were being driven over the bridge it broke beneath them, and some found watery grave. The piled ruins of the bridge are before my mind's eye today; and I remember well my fear when my father led me as he clambered over them, fishing.
......Parker & Lakin bought the Gardner place for their flock, building extensive sheds in the timber---heavy, too, it was---immediately back of the house and under the bluff to the north.
......Sheep-washing and sheep-shearing were great occasions for boys. Into a rail pen on the bank of the Volga were brought the luckless animals. There was another process less interesting and stirring for the kids as they caught the sheep and brought them to the tank where they were dipped in tobacco juice for the pest called the scab.
......These sheep were pastured n the open prairie SE of Fayette, about where Mr. Yates now lives. I have gone there with John Johnson, Bill Bruell, Ele Curtis to help in the shepherding of summer days. John Brown was one of those employed. He had one arm. My aunt Mrs. Laken, said once he came home carrying a new-born lamb in his arm, and bearing one slowly one his foot, while he also guided the flock.
......It was quite a sight to see these animals in and out of Fayette, on its principal street, evening and morning.
......Bunnell told a comical story of how once two flocks became entangled. The bucks of Royal Barnard and Parker&Lakin were fighting. They were long and curved horned Merinos and while it was a hazardous undertaking there was enough that was funny about it to create sport for the bystanders on Main.St, Fayette.
...Note: The mill at Westfield operated for grist, flour, lumber and wool carding/spinning during various times. http://www.iowaz.info/fayette/westfieldmill.htm
...1866Feb, Fayette.IA paper...Royal Barnard and Lyman Shaffer are running the sorghum manufactory (mill) over in "Brooklyn." So people can get their cane smashed up and the juice boiled down.
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1866 > Wm. W. Barnard relocated to Granger.MN & platted twin village Florence.
...1866Feb, New Oregon, Howard.Co.IA paper... W.W. Barnard of Fayette.IA is about to remove to Granger.MN, where he has a fine tract of valuable real estate.
...1866, Fayette.IA paper...W.W. Barnard, who has been a thriving merchant for the last 8-10yrs in Fayette, has sold out all his interests and taken up his abode in Granger.MN. We dislike to part with citizens with as much ability, as much public spirit and enterprise as Mr. Barnard, as it does a town no good. He had built up a splendid trade, and defied all competition. He had enemies as well as friends, but those enemies were bound to concede that W.W. could beat any man in North Iowa selling dry goods. The establishment of a paper in Fayette at this time was put in motion by him.
...1866Apr06, New Oregon, Howard.Co.IA paper...W.W. Barnard formerly of Fayette.IA, has become a resident of Granger.MN. He owns a valuable property adjoining the town plat, with an excellent water power (Upper Iowa River). Half a mile above there is a good water power, already improved, and driving one of the best grist mills in the country. The friends of Mr. Barnard are anxious that he secure some pary to improve this water power and establish a woolen factory there. The power is sufficient at all seasons of the years. The town plat and contiguous country is delightful as can be found in northern Iowa, the only ingredient lacking, is the man of practical experience and means to develop it.
...1866Apr11, McGregor.IA paper...W.W. Barnard, the best salesman in North Iowa has removed from Fayette to Granger.MN 'Bill' is so pleasant a gentleman......Ad; W.W. Barnard, Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Crockery, Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty, Hardware, Nails, etc.
...1866May23, McGregor.IA paper...We were pleased to receive a call from W.W. Barnard, late of Fayette, on his return from NY, where he has purchased a very large stock of general merchandize for Granger.MN, his new home. "Bill (he says this is his name) built Fayette"; aided Prof. Brush in the College interest; secured the establishment of a lively newspaper there; was foremost in every enterprise looking to its moral or financial benefit; was thelife of the social circle, and when he finished the job he sold out "bob and sinker' and moved to Granger.MN, one of the pleasantest of Sourthern Minnesota towns. A fine mill, a No.1 merchant, a splendid stock of good will just elevate that little village to cityhood in a few years. When we meet Barnard, we always feel like living a year long.
...1866May25, New Oregon, Howard.Co.IA
paper...Ad; W.W. Barnard, Dealer in
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Crockery, Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty, Hardware, Nails,
Etc, Etc. Granger, Fillmore.Co.Minn.
...1867Feb13, McGregor.IA paper...W.W. Barnard from Granger.MN shipped hogs through McGregor.IA (by ferry from N.McGregor/Marquette, over the Miss.River) to the rails at Prairie du Chien, Wisc.
...1867Mar01, New.Oregon.IA paper...W.W. Barnard was one of 19 men involved in the incorporation forming the Howard Academy in Cresco.IA, for scientific and literary studies/purposes.
...1867Apr12, New Oregon, Howard.Co.IA paper...Granger.MN, nearly every day we have from this enterprising and spunky town reports of its business thrift, and of the enterprising, energetic men of the place. All unite in complimenting our old friend W. W. Barnard, who is merchandising there. The town is located 8 mi due north from Cresco, and surrounded by one of the richest and most delightful agricultural districts of the Northwest. There is a fine grist mill, supplied with an abundance of water at all seasons, 2 stores, shops of various kinds, post office, etc. There is a water power below the town for either a woolen factory or a grist mill.
...1867Aug02, Cresco.IA paper...On Monday we (editor) made a flying trip and brief call at Granger.MN. Our first stop was at the store of Barnard, Howe, St.John & Co. Judging from their stock of goods, quality and sales, it is second to no firm in this county, either in stock or business. Of the men of the firm, out friend Barnard is a fair specimen, and as he stands No 1 socially and financially, this is all that need be said. While at Granger we took occasion to visit the splendid water power of Mr. Barnard. This is on eof the best pieces of property of the kind in Northern Iowa. Situated only 8mi north of Cresco, on the Iowa River, with an abundance of water with a fall of nearly 13', with thousands of building stone of the choicest quality, surrounded by a well informed people upon excellent farms, it must ultimately become the most desirable property of the kind in this locality. It is the desire of Mr. Barnard to associate with himself some practical mill man for the thorough and complete development of this magnificent property. A great necessity of the place is a good, safe, and commodious bridge, spanning the Iowa.
...1867Dec13, Cresco.IA paper...W.W.
Barnard and L.G. St. John, both of the firm of Barnard, Howe, St.John & Co, of
Granger.MN, did us the honor of a visit. Mr.
Barnard was on his way east (to NY) to procure an addition to the already
large stock of goods now on hand at their store in Granger.MN. For various
reasons this firm is fully entitled to a brief statement of
the history of its members, and other facts tending to show their
business. Robert Broradwater (b.1819/MD) ?? of the firm is one of the
pioneers of southern MN, by his energy, industry, and business tact amassing a
property valued at over $20k. G.F. Wertman and L.G. St.John are also
amoung the early settlers of southern MN, having accumulated large properties of
choice and valuable real estate. J.P. Howe, now engaged in the store in
the sale of goods, was formerly a member of the MN State Legislature, and
another of the sound financial and incorruptible men of MN. Nor are the A.
B. Smartwood and W.W. Barnard entitled to any less credit than the other members
of this financially sound, and morally upright association of business men.
The firm was organized 1867April, since when its sales have amounted over $22k,
and collections nearly $16k, with outstanding accounts only with the most
reliable men of the country.
......This firm designs improving the excellent water power owned by Mr. Barnard adjoining Granger.MN, in the meantime pushing forward their mercantile transactions.
...1868May08, Cresco.IA paper...W.W. Barnard has laid off, platted and recorded, a new town on the (Upper) Iowa River, 8mi N of Cresco. He has given it the name of Florence (after a dau). There is a splended water power at the place selected and should be immediately improved. It is in the mist of a rich farming country and will undoubtedly prosper when it takes on a little sail. It will make a good point for trade.
...1868Jun12, Cresco.IA paper... Barnard's Column, Florence, Howard.Co.IA...This town is located on the Upper Iowa River adjoining the
flourishing village of Granger, Fillmore.Co.MN, 10mi due north of Cresco, and is
the center of on of the most healthful localities and flourishing farming
communities in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. As an inducement to
business men the village of Granger already has the best Stone Flouring Mill in
southern MN with never failing supply of water for its propulsion. It also
contains several business houses among which may be enumerated: W.T. Wertman & Co; Slawson & Haltered; Barnard, Howe, St.John & Co. Also 2
blacksmith shops, wagon shop, paint shop, several other mechanical shops, and a
good Hotel by S. M. Hunt.
......Within the plat of the town of Florence, Howard.Co.IA, and within 100 rods (550yds) of the Granger Mill is a magnficient water power which the proprietor will sell on favorable terms or will join in immediately improving. There is also on the town plat of Florence, an inexhaustible supply of the very best quality of lime stone for building purposes, and the purest crystal springs of unfailing water. It also has the advantages of the best bodies of timber in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. The Congregational Society has selected lots in Florence and already have a large subscription preparatory to erecting a Church edifice.
......Any person who will construct a business building or residence in Florence on or before 1868Aug01 shall receive a deed to the lot or lots of his own selection for $1. W. W. Barnard, Florence.IA & Granger.MN.
...1869...A contract for the erection of a bridge over the Upper Iowa River at Florence.IA. By 1869Oct the bridge was finished and payment of $2,500 ordered by Howard.Co.IA.
...1869Apr30, New Oregon, Howard.Co.IA paper...Robert Broadwater has purchased of W.W. Barnard, half interest in Florenceville.IA, and the erection of a flouring mill is contemplated. He is a gentleman of means and his purpose is to unite with Mr. Barnad in his original enterprise of improving the water power at that place.
...1869Jun12, Dubuque.IA paper... Many new towns are springing up in Iowa within the last year. There is a beautiful town started within a year in Howard.Co.IA. The name is has is enough to satisfy any one that it will prosper is Florence. W. W. Barnard, Esq., formerly of Fayette.IA, is the principal manager of the town. He has a very a large store with a big stock of goods. They will also build a large five-run flouring mill this season. There is one of he finest churches in the west just completed, and an organ is to arrive this week. There are 25 dwelling houses, and the place is surrounded by one of the finest farming countries in Iowa. Only the Iowa River is between Granger, Fillmore.Co.MN & Florence, Howard.Co.IA.
...1869Nov17, McGregor.IA paper (W.W. Barnard was friends with the McGregor editor)...Ad; Twin Cities of the Northwest, Granger.MN & Forence.IA, $25,000 stock of merchandise of every kind required by human beings. The bridge access across the Iowa River is complete.
...1869Nov26, Cresco.IA paper...Granger and Florence. We visited these twin towns on Tues., to find they had wonderfully improved in the last year. The Congregational Church is finished, the M.E. Church nearly enclosed and constructed after the model of the Cresco M.E.C. The Iowa River has a fine lattice bridge thrown across near the south side of the village plat. We found out friend Barnard as happy as a man could be with the consciousness of right always in his favor, attended with a heavy outlay of money for the public good. After investing heavily in bridging the Iowa, in churches, and in procuring a church bell he is now making himself useful in fitting up in good taste that characterizes whatever he does, a school room entirely at his own expense.
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...1870Jan15, West.Union.IA paper...Wm. W. Barnard, formerly of Fayette, now of Granger.MN, is becoming an extensive advertiser. He occupies whole columns in papers published in the Northern tier of Iowa counties, and without doubt, makes it pay.
...1870Aug05, West.Union.IA paper...Tax sales list: Wm. W. Barnard, River Add. to Fayette, Lot 5, Bk 2, tax due 9c.
...1870Sep15, West.Union.IA paper...Republican Co. Convention; Royal W. Barnard appointed a Westfield.Twp committee member.
...1871Jun03, Fayette.IA paper: Mr/Mrs W.W. Barnard of Cresco and Florence, have been spending a few days in Fayette, to the great gratification of old friends.
...1871Aug25, West.Union.IA paper...The daughters of William Barnard have paid Fayette a visit last week. We believe Mr. Royal W. Barnard is intending to join his brother William in Florence (Howard.Co.IA).
...1871Oct...Votes for Howard.Co.IA superintendent: W.H. Brocksome 897, Joseph C. Kellow 755, Florence Barnard 229.
...1872Feb02, Cresco.IA paper...W.W. Barnard of Forenceville was in town, making arrangements with H. Clark to sell their flour.
...1872May24, West.Union.IA paper...Mr. W.W. Barnard, an old merchant and resident of Fayette, was at his brother's serenaded by O.C. Cole's Cornet Band, who delighted the people also. Mr. Barnard went down town, and the band also, to cigars and so forth. Mr. Barnard and his family are still kindly remembered y old neighbors and friends..
...1872July19, Cresco.IA paper...W.W. Barnard has purchased from other members of the firm to which he belonged, their entire interest in the flouring mill and town property at Florenceville.IA.
...1872Oct04, West.Union.IA paper...Mr/Mrs Jason Barnard, father and mother of Wm. W. and R.W. Barnard, came out of their happy retirement in the midst of a tranquil old age, to celebrate, with other friends, the 79th birthday of Ms. Lydia Cole, sister of Mrs. J.B. Sperry. Such meeting are too infrequent with American people.
...1872Nov29, West.Union.IA paper...The Fayette public schools open next week. Mr/Mrs Anderson of Cresco, have the higher departments, Ms. Palmer, the Intermediate and the young poetess, Ms. Nettie Barnard (dau of Royal), the Primary.
...1873Mar28, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: The public schools are well cared for by new principal Mr. Johnson, who comes from the mountains of the old Granite State, to lead the faculty in the head dept. Ms. Aldreidge resumes 2nd, and Ms. Lucretia Parsons & Ms. Netty Barnard control the others.
...1873Apr18, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Rumor was afloat the RR track would be laid to Fayette in May, ready for cars. The public schools have opened with a new principal as Mr. Johnson has been engaged as teacher at McGregor. Ms. Aldrich has 2nd grade, Ms. Parsons & Ms. Nettie Barnard have the lower ones. The juvenile dept. at the college detracts quite largely from the number at the public schools.
...1873Jun06, West.Union.IA paper...Faeytte news: Royal W. Barnard has removed his stock of goods to Florenceville and resumed trade in that thriving town.
...1873Aug01, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Royal Barnard has just returned from Florenceville, where he left his brother Wm. W. Barnard, prostrated by a paralytic shock which has affected one side of his body. A distressing calamity to a man so full of business activity. Some doubts are entertained of his recovery.
...1873Sep04, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: We regret to hear that the family of R.W. Barnard, removed to Florenceville, a step necessary to the care of his brother Wm.W. Barnard, whose health is still precarious.
...1873Sep25, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: The whistle of the cars and the clang of the bell send a daily thrill through the pulse of society and passengers are beginning to leave and arrive by the trains. The fright trains brought the new goods of that wide awake merchant, H.S. Day. Royal Barnard is preparing a room for the reception of dry goods in the same building.
...1873Oct30, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Ms. Nettie Barnard left on a lecturing tour for the season, and was first advertised at Cresco, subject, "Down Brakes." Ms. Barnard is a gifted young lady, full of musical genius as well, and cannot fail to draw full houses and to entertain an audience of with fine reading and elocutionary ability.
...1874Mar24, Postville.IA paper...Fayette news; At the residence of R. W. Barnard by gas light, 1874Mar19, by Rev. W.H. Brocksome, A.M. of Cresco, marriage of Rev. S.G. Smith, A.B., of Albion.IA, to Miss Nettie Barnard, of Fayette.IA.
...1874Jun07, Dubuque.IA paper...W. W. Barnard and a Mr. Twitchell, two excellent citizens of Howard.Co.IA, became insane and were taken to the Independence.IA asylum last week.
...1875Apr...Howard.Co.IA passed...to build a wrought iron bridge at Florenceville, cost $3,500.
...1875Jun18, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Last Wed. night, the arrival of a 9# boy at the house of our friend Mrs. R.W. Barnard, son and heir of S.G. Smith and pretty Nettie, was the occasion of much rejoicing, to which, though baby is now a week old.
...1875Jul30, West.Union.IA paper...Sumner & Banks Twp's news: Includes; Royal R. Barnard of Faeytte, has established a cash market for butter and eggs, with Mr. Cass as agent.
...1877Mar24, Postville.IA paper...Fayette, 1877Sept04,
Editor Review---After a long silence since leaving your city I am seated intent
upon a pen talk with you, to advise you of the location, physical, ental and
moral condition of a 3yr old lunatic on parole. After saying adieu at
Postville, was hardly seated, when t he cry of "Clermont," arrested our
attention, and upon the depot platform we met C.G. Goodrich (of Fayette), the
whole souled intrepid editor of the "Peoples Paper., who put us on board the
buss, which conveyed our giant proportions to the unpretentious sterling bank of
Clermont, where we received a most cordial welcome from Wm. Larrabee, one of
Iowa's favorite and noblist men. Thence together (on foot) we wended out
way slowy up the majestic elevation, upon the apex and undulating fertile plains
of which stands Senator Larrabee's home (hill top north of downtown Clermont,
the Larrabee mansion).
...To portray its solid, grand and gratefull external beauty and the regal splendor of all its internal appointments needs a more graphic pen than that of a lunatic on parole. High up in the pure ethereal vaults stands this modern perfection of a "Sweet, Sweet Home," and the queenly women who presides over all, and the idols there with a modest grace which is an honor to Judge Williams neice. Out visit over the carriage conveyed us to the city residence of Capt. Appleman where the evening hour was laddened by the presence of many citizens of Clermont and friends of yore. After 10pm, Morpheus held away, until dusky dawn.
...When summoned to a bounteous breakfast to which we were very attractive for a time, then a hurry adieu and all on board, and away sped the iron horse to West.Union, where we arrived in dewy morning rusticated by the U.S. House with her host Roberts & Ingersoll (heaven prosper them) where we met the iron clad, uncombed, invicilbe War Horse of the Fayette County Union, Hon. Wm. McClintock, and many other tried friends of long-ago with whom we gracefully and insanely spent the hours in social combat, until about noon when Dr. Robinson (one of our jailors and model Aesculapius of the capitol came to hand and escorted us to his pleasant home, when the hour of dinner was one continued round of palatable luxuries and joyous mirth, the pleasure of all which was largely enhanced by the graceful presence of his jewel of a wife, (and lady guests) who's deft and plastic hands have won laurels from the epicurean gods. Our short sojourn, there will ever remain among the many pleasant memories of our first parole trip. Dinner over, a social feast au rovoir! The Dr. conducted us to his pleasant office whence he was soon summoned by a professional call, leaving us alone up stairs in his unique studio with, library, instruments and skeleton, among which to while away our very valuable time, until his uncertain return. In close proximity to his leaving, came the irreverent thought that it was hotter than Henry Ward Beecher called it and seizing our hat we ingloriously fled down stairs into the street and to the U.S. House (hotel) where a coach and two captured and bore us swiftly away in a southery direction, enroute for the city of Athens, by some vulgarly called Fayette.
...We arrived in the outer edge on a dewy, dusky eve, 1877July07, where we unloaded out ponderous self and other combustible, lunatic chattles, at the seet, and never-to-be-forgotten home of A.N. Goodrich, wife and daughter, where we luxuriated in the radiant sunlight of that bundle of cussedness. T. Frier and his far better half under whose care we found a small pile of hickory wood, which is very useful and ornamental in the office of the Fayette 'News.' Yes! Frind Burdick! for a week, a whole week, did we parole there, and survive to reach the residence of R. W. Barnard and family, among whom we found our venerable parents of the respective ages of 80 & 83 yrs (Jason and Mary Doud Barnard), under whose protection and watchful care we have kept in a rare state of preservation until the present date. Other jottings by the way, upon our first parole, we may write up at some future time. Please forward to our address your inimitable Review, whithout money and without (Dr) Price as a potent-aid in a herculean effort at physical, political, mental and moral reform. How long we may remain in Fayette is uncertain, as Dr. Robinson (unsolicited) has kindly extended our parole for an indefinite time, since our last arrival here. To a former resident who had become an invalid, Fayette has many attractions, which are hard to rain say or sever. Hoping ere long to hear from you, and at no every remote day to meet you, and meet cordially, extending a kindly wish for your own, and the unbroken weal of the cherished idols of home. W. W. Barnard
...1877Jun15, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: We are glad to know that Wm.W. Barnard is in town in improved health at the house of his brother Royal W. Barnard.
...1877Jun16, Postville.IA paper...We were more than pleased to meet and take by the hand out old and valued friend, W.W. Barnard, Friday morning. He has been an inmate of the Hospital for the Insane at Independence, for more than 3 yrs. Though week in body, being a sufferer from paralysis, he appears as strong in mind as in days of yore. May he be granted exemption from further incarceration in the Hospital, is the fervent wish of his old time neighbor and friend. He tood the train for Cresco and his home in Florenceville this morning.
...1877Jul13, West.Union.IA paper...Wm.W. Barnard, years ago well known in Fayette county as one of its best business men, but who for three years past has been so unfortunate as to require treatment at the Independence Asylum, was in West.Union last week, apparently perfectly restored. We were privileged to make his acquaintance, and hope for frequent renewals of it in the future.
...1877Jul17, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Wm.W. Barnard is with his brother Royal in Fayette.
...1877Aug10, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: The moving in of Rev. Mr. Howe, late a missionary, of Minnesota, sometime last week, made another plesant addition to our clerical, literary, and social circles, likely to prove a permanent one, as that gentleman has the means and intention of purchasing a house. His family are at present occupying the dwelling so long the home of Royal W. Barnard, opposite the Methodist parsonage.
...1878, Hist.of.Fayette.Co.IA...Fayette: Barnard, R.W., dealer in butter and eggs; Barnard W.W.; Doud, O.A., retired merchant.
...1877Dec18, Burlington.IA paper...Patents issued 1877Dec18, #198,334, Process for Purifying Rancid Butter, a combination of chemicals, R.W. Barnard, Fayette.IA.
...1879Jul15, Davenport.IA paper...Fayette news: One of our old and respected citizens R.W. Barnard, undertook on Thur. evening, to end his earthly career by stabbing himself in the neck, the knife just missing the arteries, thereby saving him from death. Mr. Barnard has not been in good health of late, and at times was addicted to irrational spells. It is feared that he will be removed to the asylum at Independence where he now has a brother (Wm. W. Barnard).
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...1880Dec10, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Our fair young friend, of musical and classic taste, Blanche Barnard, has taken a leap from maidenhood into the ranks of the married ones, trusting her future in the care of D.F. Thompson, a young minister, and still a student, both our young friends attending to the classics as usual.
...1881Jan21, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Royal Barnard has opened a singing class in the school house for the benefit of the children; 50 engaged and more to follow.
...1881Mar30, Fayette.IA paper...Wm.w. Barnard, who has been in the Asylum at Independence for a number of years, is reported as failing in health very fast.
...1881May11, Fayette.IA paper...Royal W. Barnard left for Corning.IA, having accepted a position in a butter and egg establishment. No better man for that business could be found than Mr. Barnard.
...1881May18, Fayette.IA paper...Mr. Isaac Doud, of Mason City, brother of O.A. Doud and Mrs. Royal W. Barnard, recently visited Fayette.
...1881Jul27, Fayette.IA paper...Corning.IA Union: Royal W. Barnard, the butter-man, started Tues for Vail.IA to visit his dau.
...1881Aug17, Fayette.IA paper...Royal W. Barnard is home again after an absence of a few months. He spend two weeks with his dau. Mrs. Blanche Thompson at Vail.IA. He expects to make a trip soon up into MN.
...1881Sep09, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: On Wed afternoon the house of Mrs. H.W. Waterbury was opened to a small circle of friends assembled to do honor to the birthday of Mrs. Jason Barnard, mother Wm.W. & Royal L. Barnard, she having arrived at her 84th year. Mrs. Barnard is an old resident, endeared to us by long association and excellent qualities.
...1882Sep07, Cresco.IA paper...Tax Sale: Florenceville.IA, W.W. Barnard, Lot 5, Blk9, and Blk's 31,39, and Lot 8, Blk 15, and all of Blk 21.
...1882Oct31, Fayette.IA paper...J.I. Lamb, of Sheldon.IA, raised out latch on Sat. he reports of a booming country. Dr. C.L. Gurney and Royal W. Barnard (dealing in butter/eggs) are there.
...1883Apr17, Fayette.IA paper...Mr. Issac Doud, of Mason City, brother of O.W. Doud and Mrs. R.W. Barnard, of Fayette, was in town last week. His contenance is one of our earliest recollections.
...1883Jun05, Fayette.IA paper...R.W. Barnard has gone to Mason City to handle eggs for the Sheldon firm.
...1883Dec21, West.Union.IA paper: Wm. W. Barnard, long ago a prominent citizen of Fayette county, for several years an inmate of the Insane Asylum at Independence, was at the point of death a few days since, and has probably crossed the dark river ere this writing.
...1884Sep11, Cresco.IA paper...Tax Sale; Village of Florenceville, W.W. Barnard, Lots 1-9 of Blocks 15, 18, 2; Lots 1-13 of Block 29, 30; Blocks 31, 33, 34, 35, W1/2 36, 37, 39, 40, 41.
...1884Jan02, Fayette.IA paper...W. W. Barnard is dead. This will be news to some of our readers who knew him well in the old days of 20yrs ago. he was for a number of years a resident of Fayette and a leader in mercantile as well as social affairs of the the community. In 1866, Wm. W. Barnard moved to Granger.MN, directly on t he line between MN and IA, and laid out a town on the Iowa side of the line which he called Florenceville, in honor of his 2nd dau. Here he built one of the finest stores in the country, and in company with others he also erected the best equipped flouring mill in the region. It was while super-intending the affairs of this mill working tll the morning hours before retiring, that he was smitten with partial paralysis and as has been affirmed, with partial loss of mind. He has been an inmate of the Independence hospital for about 10yrs,where he died 1883Dec18. He was brought to Fayette for burial beside his father and friends, and services being held at the M.C. Church last.
...1884Jan04, Fayette.IA paper...Death
of Wm.W. Barnard: On Thur. morning, week, a telegram came to Dr.
Charles Parker announcing the death of Wm. W. Barnard (from the State Hospital
at Independence.IA), many years ago a leading merchant of Fayette, and an active
business man, but for 10 years past an inmate at the Insane Asylum at
Independence. The body was received at the house of A.N. Goodrich in
Fayette, and on Sunday week, funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church,
in the illness of the pastor by Rve. Mr. Winslow. Only Mrs. Wm. Barnard, a
son of 19yrs, s/law Mrs. Royal Barnard and his mother in her 84th years, were
able to be present as mourners.
...After a brief but excellent sermon, especially adapted to the living, the coffin was reverently raised by six of our oldest citizens as bearers, Reuben Hunt Sr (ggGrandfather of BZ), Wm. Burch, J.E. Robertson, J.E. Budde, J.B. Sperry and Charley West, and bone down the aisle, thence to the grave where the long tossed soul rests at last by the side of his father (Jason) and in the midst of friends whose shadows fall around him whispering peace.
...At the time of the War, as we all remember, Mr. Barnard was a pronounced opposer of its prosecution, an episode of his life which many have recalled since his death, only a few doing him the simple justice of saying that to balance this, where was no man in Fayette more tho'tful of soldiers' families left at home, many of them in pressing want. No dealer more lenient to delinquent customers or one whose books showed greater deficits for his generosity in this particular.
...1884May08, Cresco.IA paper...Noice to Redeem. To Mrs. Helen Sanders, Mrs. Florence Bunce, Mrs. Lucy Sprague, Mrs. Mary J. Barnard, Wm. Barnard, Manton M. Barnard and Jason Barnard, heirs of W.W. Barnard, deceased, or other unknown owners of lands described. Take notice that at the Adjourned public Tax Sale at the office Treasurer, in Cresco, Howard.Co.IA, pursuant to law, commencing the first Monday of Oct1877, to-wit; on1877Nov08, thereafter to which time said sale had been legally adjourned the following real estate was sold for taxes due for the year 1875, and 1876, amounting to $3.33, to wit: Lots 3,6,7,9,10,12, in block 9 in the village of Florenceville, Howard.Co.IA, and that J. McNamara, became the purchaser, and the right of redemption will expire and a deed for said land be made to the undersigned, who is not owner and holder of the certificates, unless redemption from said sale be made within 90days from the completed service of this notics. Dated 1884Apr18, John McHugh, owner.
...1885Jan23, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Royal W. Barnard, an old settler, formerly of St.Lawrence.Co.NY, is before the public as author of 4 essays under the general title of a lain command to keep the first day of the week as the Christian Sabbath, to which work he has devoted 5-6yrs of patient research and labor. It is copyrighted and neatly printed in pamphlet form, by W.P.Dunn & Co, of Chicago. Mr. Barnard is an enthusiast on this point and invites argument from those who differ. The price of the little book is 25c. Those who like critical examination of Scripture points will find it here. It is the error of some that they confound the Adventists as sole keepers of the Seventh Day, whereas the largest, wealthiest and best educated peoples are found among the Baptist element, known as Sabbartarians without reference to other peculiarities of the Advents.
...1886Jun04, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: On Sat, we were at home to a pleasant caller, Mrs. S.G. Smith, of St.Paul, who was Nettie Barnard before she gave her name to a long M.E. minister, who has had the good fortune to hold a pastorate of 6yrs in St.Paul.
...1887Jan07, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Last Monday, week, the death of Grandma Barnard occurred, and on Tues. after Rev. Houston preached her funeral sermaon as a member of his communion for many years. She was a good old lady, well known to us all and had mad the best of life in active Christian and family duties till infirmity and age had rendered her incapable of either. She died at the house of her son and only child, Royal Barnard, both William and Alanson, the latter a soldier in the late war, having been some years deceased. her years were counting to ninety .
...1887Feb11, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: We hear this evening, of the birth of a son, a few days old now, to Mrs. Blanche Thompson of Minnesota, the dau. of Mrs. Royal Barnard, where mother and child are doing well.
...1887Sep02, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: The present UIU term has been a success. Mrs. Bailey is in possession of the new Boarding Hall as matron, having vacated the Barnard House, now owned by Mrs. Strong, in favor of Mrs. Henry Harrison, who will occupy it and offers rooms to rent.
...1887Sep23, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: The crowd of UIU students at the Boarding Hall made necessary the opening of a private club, a need supplied by Mrs. Bailey, a widow lady, who sets a good table in the old Barnard House.
...1888Feb11, Fayette.IA paper...Old settlers may be interested in knowing that Mrs. W. W. (Mary J. Saunders) Barnard and dau. Helen are residents of " Old St.Lawrence," although the former is none too well fixed financially, and the later in continuous poor health. This unpleasant news, because Mrs. Barnard is one of the most womanly women who ever graced Fayette society.
...1888Feb17, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: J.B. Sperry is back from a long visit with friends in NY state. He reports Mrs. Wm.W. Barnard and dau Helen, as still living, among old friends at their former home in St.Lawrence.Co.NY. Mrs. Barnard is well remembered of the women workers in social gatherings in Fayette, for the aid of the soldiers abroad, and expecially their families at home, in the war time. She was a discreet adviser and a most liberal giver to every enterprise of that kinds, beside being at times alive to the interests of the town.
...1888July06, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: A dispatch received Tues by Royal W. Barnard brings the sad news of the death of his dau. Nettie nee Barnard, wife of the Rev. S.G. Smith, of St.Paul, who left a babe 3-4weks old. A bright, cheery little woman whom we all loved, we cannot realize that she is dead.
...1888July11, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Mrs. S.G. (Nettie Barnard) Smith, wife of Rev. Sam G. Smith, of St. Paul, died at her home in St.Paul, on July 03. A husband and 6 children survive, the youngest just 4wks old. The deceased was Ms. Nettie Barnard, of Fayette. Rev. Sam. G. Smith spent some years of his boyhood in Fayette.
...1888July13, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Nettie Barnard, Mrs. S.G. Smith, left 6 children, the oldest a lad of about 15. Her sister Mrs. Blanche Thompson was about 40mi from her. She was buried, presumably, at St. Paul. The bereavement falls heavily on her parents Mr/Mrs Royal Barnard of Fayette.
...1889Jul19, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: The college faculty have in hand the work of restoring the old Barnard house to strength and beauty.
...1889Aug08, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Sat. by every route and every kind of vehicle the teachers began to come in and boarding places are full. Mr/Mrs Cameron, lately of the Empire House (boarding house west of the College), are occupying the old Barnard house and have a number. The house is the property of Mr. Strong and will in future accommodate students of the College.
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...1890Jun27, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Mrs. Blanche Barnard Thompson, whose husband is an Episcopal clergyman at Chippewa.Falls.WI, is here, with 3 children, looking but a trifle older than when she was a girl though wearing sedately maternal care.
...1890Aug29, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Prof. Cochran is moving his effects into the house of J.E. Boyce, and Mrs. Mullen, who kept boarders in the old Barnard house, owned by Mr. Strong, will take the house vacated by Mr. Kenyon, the property of Mrs. Robert Gaynor.
...1891Nov06, Fayette.IA paper...R.W. Barnard has some fine extracted clover honey for sale at his residence.
...1892...Helen Barnard Saunders & mother Mary J. nee Saunders Barnard left Lawrence, St.Lawrence.Co.NY for Kalama, Cowlitz.Co.WA.
...1892Oct28, West.Union.IA paper...The Munger's entertained families in the area of St.Lawrence.Co.NY, to include members of the Matthews and Barnard brothers, Mr. Sperry, the Coles, Rev. Smith and others.
...1893Aug25, Fayette.IA paper...R.W. Barnard has 100lb of comb honey for sale at 15c/lb.
...1893Dec07, Fayette.IA paper...W.W. Peebles and family are
domiciled on State.St in the house east of Wm. B. Lakin's abode.
...1893Dec08, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Wed. morning we were glad to see the (household) goods of Will Peebles moving into town and settling in the old Barnard house for the winter, his (farm) sale having resulted to his advantage.
...1894Apr26, Fayette.IA paper...Mr/Mrs Thompson, s/law & dau. of R.W. Barnard, started for their home in Minnesota last Sat.
...1894Aug02, Fayette.IA paper...Mrs. R.W. Barnard has for sale over 100# of fresh comb honey at 15c/#.
...1894Dec14, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Royal Barnard, who has been in a very feeble state of health for some time, is growing much worse, as his mind is becoming more affected. His friends fear that he will eventually have to go to Independence.
...1895Jan10, Fayette.IA paper...Rev. Thompson of MN, s/law of R.W. Barnard, was in Fayette Wed., and made an office call.
...1895Apr25, Fayette.IA paper...Mrs. R.W. Barnard received a fall Sat evening on Main.St, on account of section of sidewalk being taken up in front of the old red livery barn. The fall could easily have been a serious one. It was ordered fixed in some way by the street committee.
...1895May08, West.Union.IA paper...Royal W. Barnard of Fayette, has been taken to the asylum at Independence. He has been 'off' mentally for several y ears and has recently become so violent that his incarceration in the asylum was necessary. He is about 70.
1895Oct10, Fayette.IA paper...Original Notice. To Mary J. Barnard, Helen Saunders, Florence Buntz, Lucy Sprague, Wm. Barnard and Jason Barnard. You are notified the petition of W. F. Kint alleging ownership of the SE1/4 of SE1/4, Sec 13, T93N, R8W, as lies south of the Volga River (40a, abt. 1mi SxSE of Lima), and claiming a certain mortgage executed on said land by Wm. Lumsden to Wm. W. Barnard, has been fully paid. Unless you appear and defend 1895Dec09, at the District Court in West Union, your default will be entered and judgment rendered in accordance of said petition. Hoyt & Hancock, Attorneys for Palintiff.
...1896Feb20, Fayette.IA paper...News had been expected all the past week of the death of R.W. Barnard at any hour, at the Independence hospital, Dr. Hill having communicated to his wife that such an event might be looked for any day.
...1896Mar18, Fayette.IA paper...Royal W. Barnard, an old and respected citizen of Fayette, died at Independence on Thur. Funeral services were held at his house in Fayette, Fri. at 2pm.
...1896Mar19, Fayette.IA paper...The remains of R.W. Barnard, who died at the Independence hospital, were brought to Fayette for burial last Friday afternoon, the funeral being held at the Barnard house. Mr. Barnard was one of the first men we have much recollection of in our young boyhood (in St.Lawrence.Co.NY) days, as far back, at least, as 1848, and we remember well his starting with other "Forty-niners" for the gold fields in California via New Youk City and the Panama route for San Francisco. His career here for the past 40yrs (1856>1896) is too well known for us to make any lengthy comments. He has been a member of the M.E. Church nearly if not quite 50yrs. He leaves a widow and one married dau.
...1897Aug19, Fayette.IA paper...Mrs. R.W. Barnard has for sale at her residence a quantity of new, nice comb honey at 15c/#.
...1897Aug26, Fayette.IA paper...The flouring mill at Florenceville, on the Upper Iowa River, built by W.W. Barnard about 30yrs ago (1867), has been changed to a roller mill and a 50hp Corliss engine added for use when the water is low. Its flour capacity is 40 barrels/day, and the feed-grinding dept, 500 bushels/day.
...1898Jun16, Fayette.IA paper...Mrs. Martin of Brooklyn.NY, a sister of Mrs. R.W. Barnard and of Mr. O.A. Doud, is visiting relatives and old acquaintances in Fayette. Mrs. Martin was among our earliest acquaintances, and it is now 44yrs since we saw her, in our native home in rural NY.
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...1900May30, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Mrs. Blanche nee Barnard Thompson of St.Paul, is visiting her mother Mrs. Royal Barnard.
The old Barnard House"
Lot Transactions Block 1, Original Plat, Fayette.IA ('the old Barnard House')
...1857...Lot 15, Blk 1, the Royal W. & Mary E. Doud Barnard home built 1857, a large lot 38x114yds, on the north side of State.St, between North & Union, 2bks NxNE of the Seminary/UIU, 2+ blks E of Main.St
...1876Mar23...Lot 15...MaryE & RoyalW Barnard to W.W. Kettlestrings, by Sheriffs Sale (on 1880Oct11, lot/home sold to Laura S. & Albert Strong, Wm. B. Lakin lived adj/west)
......Lot 15 & home, would become known as 'the old Barnard house' by the late 1800s, often a boarding house for UIU students and married couples. Jason Lee Paine and Wm. B. Laken lived adjacent at one time
...1901Jan01, UIU Collegian, Fayette.IA...Along the Years by Jason L. Payne. http://www.iowaz.info/surname/painejason.htm
......Sunday evening, 1901Feb10, the house owned/occupied by Ms. Minnie Thomas and mother, SE of campus burned. The house, a portion of contents, and the tall pine in front of the house were ruined. Ms. Thomas & mother are now occupying rooms with Wm. B. Lakin, one Blk N of campus (on State.St). Ms. Thomas was a former UIU student.
......A part of the burned home rested on a foundation I (Jason Paine) helped lay, and on which I helped build a humbler house for my father during the summer of the most active part of the erection of the Seminary (started Summer 1855, completed in 1857). In that house started my Latin and my Greek. Wrestled with trig and analytics. There the boys were want to gather and play their pranks as boys do now. Waterbury, Burcch, Dibble, Wahley, Capt. Warner, Col. Henderson and others. Those now charred pines I well remember planting Spring of '58.
......The house where Ms. Thomas now is was built in 1857 by R.W. Barnard whose widow (Mary E. nee Doud) is still with us (living on the W side of Mechanic.St, between Clark/College, Lot 3, Blk 21), and it has been the temporary home of many. John Everett Clough (1836/IL-1910/NY) and myself (Jason Lee Paine, 1838/OH-1912/Fayette.IA), comprised the first graduation class of UIU (full 4yr course, in 1862), and were both married summer 1861. John Clough commenced housekeeping in the Barnard house, but occupied rooms upstairs. I commenced in the house where I now live so that during the year John and I mingled freely in class and out. He was appointed missionary to India by the Baptist Board in 1864.
......In the same rooms occupied by Mr. Clough, later, Wm. V. Allen, who had just married Ms. Blanche Mott, both UIU students, commenced housekeeping, and here their first child was born and died. I (Jason Paine) was asked to say words of comfort and offer prayer. Wm. Allen is now a US Senator from Nebraska.
......Still, later the rooms were occupied by Martin N. Johnson, a bright, jolly Norse. I employed him to write for me more or less and he became a frequent caller. Martin has for several terms represented N.Dakota in the lower house of Congress; was the author of the first anti-canteen law and a member of the last General Conference (M.E. Church).
......Ms. Sarah A. Buckly UIU'1874, now Mrs. Rev. J.F. Tainter, of Rochester.MN, was in the house later, and others whose name is legion.
......Not to be overlooked is Ms. Nettie Barnard UIU'1874 (dau of Royal W. & Mary E. Doud Barnard), the young lady of the home, gentle, pure, gifted, her soul full of music. In that house, she was one as won and wedded by Rev. Samuel G. Smith, now pastor of People's Church, St.Paul.MN. Rev. Smith took his entire collegiate course till the close of the Fall term his Senior year, taking the other two terms at Cornell College (M.E. affiliated in Mt. Vernon.IA).
...1902Sep10, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Mrs. Blanche Thompson and young dau. are visiting her mother Mrs. Royal Barnard and other friends in town. Mrs. Thompson is on her way from Waseca.MN, where she has lived for some years past, to her new home in Montevideo.
...1903Jul07, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Isaac Daud, of Mason City, visited his brother O.A. Daud, and Mrs. Mary Barnard, his sister, wife of the late Royal Barnard.
...1906May30, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: They have a new cement walk along the north of Mrs. G.P. Scobey's and the Postal Card lots, also Mr. Lyons, Mrs. (Royal) Barnard (on Mechanic.St) and J.C. VanSyckle have new cement walks.
......1907Aug...Mary E. (Royal) Barnard left Fayette to live with her dau Blanche Thompson in Minneapolis for the remainder of her life. The last of the Barnard family in Fayette.
...1907Aug21, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Mrs. Blanche/D.F. Thompson of Minneapolis arrived Tues., at the home of her mother Mrs. Mary E. Barnard. Blanche left for her home Sat. accompanied by her mother Mary E., who will make her home with Mrs. Thompson in Minneapolis.
...1907Aug22, Fayette.IA paper...Mrs. Mary E. Doud Barnard, leaves Fayette with her dau Blanche for Minneapolis. For 50yrs a resident of Fayette, she departed Sat. 1907Aug17, with her dau. Mrs. Blanche Thompson to her home in Minneapolis, where she expects to spend the remainder of her days. Mrs. Barnard is 82yrs old and in good health for her age. Her husband Royal died a number of years ago, an invalid a number of years. Mrs. Barnard taught the first school the Senior editor of this paper ever attended, in a log school house, a mile from where we were born, in the town of Stockholm, St.Lawrence.Co.NY, 62-63yrs ago. She tauht us the English alphabet. At that time, 1844-45, her name was Miss Doud, and her home was within 3mi of where she taught. We became acquainted with her father's entire family before we left that region in 1854. Mrs. Barnard has been well known by all members of the M.E. Church in Fayette since 1857. She will find quite a colony of former Fayette residents, now in Minneapolis.
...1908Jul22, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Mrs. O. Dowd visited a few days with her sis/law, Mrs. Mary/Royal Barnard, and niece, Mrs. Blanch Thompson, at Minneapolis.MN.
...1908Jul29, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news: Mrs. Oliver Doud has returned from her viist with Mrs. Royal Barnard at Minneapolis, whom she found enjoying good health and very happy in the home of her dau. Mrs. Blanche Thompson.
...1909Jul14, West.Union.IA paper...Ms. Mary Stamford has purchased Mrs. Mary/Royal Barnard's residence property on Mechanic.St and will make her home in Fayette. (MaryE.Barnard moved to MN wither dau Blanche, 1907Feb)
...1909Sep01, West.Union.IA paper...Real Estate Transfers: Mary E./Royal Barnard to Mary F. Samford, Lot 3, Bk 21, Fayette.IA, $250 (on W side of Mechanic.St, between Clark/College).
...1910Apr18, Fayette.IA paper: Mrs. Mary E. (Royal) Barnard in Minneapolis, has received a letter from her sis/law, Mrs. Mary J. Barnard, widow of Wm. W. Barnard (formerly and for a number of years a merchant in Fayette, and subsequently founder of the village of Florenceville in Howard.Co.IA at the Minnesota state line. Mary J. Doud Barnard has located at Kalama.WA on the Columbia River, for the past 5yrs. Her two oldest dau's were married years ago, one in NY and one in MN. Her younger children are with her all grown to maturity. The last we knew of here she had been residing in Lawrenceville, St.Lawrence.Co.NY, not far from our birthplace. Many of her old friends in Iowa may be glad to know of her location and that she is well and contented, and being very highly esteemed while a long time resident in Fayette and Iowa.
...1911Jan04...West.Union.IA paper...Fayette, Dec.31: Oliver A. Doud passed away at 5pm, Monday, 1911Dec25, at his home in the east part of Fayette. Oliver Augustus Doud was b. 1831Mar24, on a farm in West Stockholm, St.Lawrence.Co.NY, where he grew to manhood. He left home before reaching his majority, went to Lowell.MA, where he worked in the factories. In 1871 he came to Fayette.IA, where Oliver worked in the store of his brother/law Royal W. Barnard, later, buying both the building and the goods. He afterwards traded these for the farm (abt. 2mi SE) of Fayette, now owned by C.T. Yates. Soon after he went to Potsdam.NY, where he was marred to Ms. Anna Baynahm on 1878May24. They came to his Iowa farm, where for 16yrs they made their home. Mr. Doud's health failing he sold his farm (in 1894) and bought a home in Fayette village, where they have since lived. He is survived by his wife and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary E. (Royal) Doud Barnard of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Alma Wadleigh residing on the old Doud homestead in West Stockholm, NY. The funeral was Wed from the home conducted by Rev. G.H. Kennedy. Interment was made in Grandview Cem, at Fayette.
...1916Mar16, West.Union.IA paper...Original Notice for April
Term: Mary E. (Royal) Barnard, Amaryllis Walbridge, and the Unknown
Legatees, Heirs and Claimants, in and to Lot 11, Block 1,
Fayette.IA, except the E21' of N22' & the S35')......
.....Note: Location is 2 1/2 blocks east of the Water/Main on the south side of Water.St, with house in the middle of the block facing Water.St. (the old Oliver Doud house)
...1916Apr12, West.Union.IA paper...To Quiet Title (on Lot 11, Block 1, Fayette.IA) H.W. Gray vs. Mary E. Barnard.
...1917Aug08, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette news, Aug06: Mrs. Blanche Thompson of Minneapolis arrived Monday, 1916July30, with the remains of her mother, Mrs. Royal W. Barnard. They were met by old friends and went direct to the cemetery, where Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Parker held short services adn the body was laid to rest by the side of her husband. Mary Eliza Doud was born in Malone, Franklin.Co.NY, in 1825. She was the last of family of five dau's and four sons, and was aged 92 1/2 yrs. Her early life was spent in St.Lawrence.Co.NY, where she grew to womanhood, attended the St. Lawrence academy, and later was a teacher in the public school. She was united in marriage to Royal W. Barnard In 1848. About ten years later they came to Fayette. Five children were born to them. Mrs. Thompson being the only one now living. Mrs. Thompson's three children and five other grandchildren, the children of Mrs. Nellie Barnard Smith, survive her. About 10 yrs ago, Mrs. Barnard went to Minneapolis to make her home with her dau. Blanche Thompson. She was a Christian woman and as Rev. Parker writes: She was one whose like will not soon again be seen among us, and whose personality was a conspicuous contribution to the life of Fayette 40 yrs ago. Her memory will linger long with Fayette people. One of the earliest recollections is of Mrs. Barnard as a teacher of the infant class in Sabbath school when she was a member of that class.
...1927Nov02, West.Union.IA paper...In the days when immediately after the Civil War, enthusiasm was in ardent exhibition and patriotism a staple possession. Wm. W. Barnard, Fayette merchant, bought a cannon and on the village green it was overcharged and burst.
...1931Feb18, West.Union.IA paper...Fayette Leader(paper):
Flag of Civil War on Latimer Casket; A little fact of history and present day
custom has its significance and interest for the two communities of Fayette and
Westgate, and it is a fact at once of historical occurance and of current
.....In the early days of Fayette there was a Fayette merchant (Wm. W. Barnard) of considerable public spirit in the way at least of some display of rather striking character. In accordance with his taste he secured a large a flag in the time of the Civil War and this attached to his store (the site thereof is the one now occupied by Nels Lovering on the SW corner of Main/Water), overhanging Main.St This citizen's name was William W. Barnard. At the close of the Civil War the people of Westgate or rather those of the community of Fremont.Twp, purchased this banner and they have been want to drape with it the coffins wherein there have lain their soldier boys when the Mortal course was finished. Last Sunday it lay twined about the casket of Geo. H. Latimer, who, with his brother Robert, enlisted in the 12th IA Inf, 67 yrs ago this Feb. It may well be felt that this flag is full and impressive recollection for the people of Westgate.
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