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H. K. Johnston Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC370
Abstract Alton, Illinois hardware store incorporated in 1884 and owned by Hugh Kirkwood Johnston (1844), who had emigrated from Scotland in 1853 with his father and siblings. After he completed school, Johnston worked in gas and steam fittings for three years until he became a blacksmith. He worked at this until he enlisted in Company K, 97th Illinois Infantry on July 25, 1862. He served throughout the Civil War and was mustered out as a Sergeant-Major in July 1865. He returned to work as a blacksmith...
Dates: Created: 1884-1960

John C. Amerman letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC27
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter written by John C. Amerman to John Forsyth describing business opportunities in Chicago. Amerman concluded that Dunkirk and Fredonia, New York, offered superior business opportunities.
Dates: Created: 1835

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