Montgomery County Illinois History

Entries for June 2009

Stamer Implement Company This firm, dealers for the Massey-Harris line of farm equipment, was established in January, 1946, by Chris G. Stamer. For several years prior to coming to Litchfield, Mr. Stamer was engaged in farming operations in the Mt....
THE Litchfield News-Herald prides itself in being the community's oldest institution, founded in 1856 as the Litchfield Journal. A file of the newspaper is still in the News-Herald's upstairs vault, printed on rag content paper, which, by the way, is...
THE BUSKE LINES, Inc., located at 123 West Tyler Avenue, has been operating trucks for 30 years. The company was started in 1923 by Mr. Herman Buske. At that time one trip per week was made to St. Louis, livestock being hauled into the National Stock...
Litchfield Bank and Trust Company The history of this bank goes back to 1868, when a man by the name of Nathan Kenyon came here from Brockfort, New York, and opened a bank with a capital of $20,000 in the place now occupied by Farquhar's Clothi...
 The First National Bank of Litchfield and its predecessors have been rendering banking service to the Litchfield community for over 93 years. During the year 1860 the bank was established as Brewer, Seymour & Company. In 1868 S. M. Grubbs, ...
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