Otsego Business Directory
Town of Decatur
1872-1873
Contributed by Jean Chapman Snow



Special Note: OTSEGO COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Explanations: Directory is arranged as follows: 1. Name of individual or firm. 2. Jpost office address in parenthesis. 3. Business or occupation A Star (*) placed before a name, indicates an advertiser in this work. Figures placed after the occupation of farmers, indicate the number of acres of land owned or leased by the parties. Names set in CAPITALS indicate subscribers to this work. The word Street is implied as regards directory for the villages.

 

Decatur, p 158-160
(Post Office Addresses in Parentheses)

Acley, Edward, (East Worcester) carpenter
Adams, Wm.,  (East Worcester) farmer leases of James Bates, 90
Babcock, Eli, (Decatur) farmer 250
Babcock, Elias,  (East Worcester) saw mill and farmer 107
Babcock, Enos,  (Worcester) dairyman and farmer 110
BABCOCK, ROBERT, (East Worcester) (with Elias) farmer
Barnes, Rufus,  (East Worcester) dairyman and farmer 260
Bentley, Cyrenius, (Decatur) farmer
Bishop, A.D., (Worcester) gunsmith and farmer 98 
Boorn, George M., (Decatur) farmer 150
Boorn, Isaac, (Decatur) farmer 45
BOORN, NAHUM T., (Decatur) farmer 87
Boorn, Stephen D., (Decatur) farmer 87
Bowen, Ansel,  (East Worcester) farmer leases of Hannah, 75
Bowen, Hannah,  (East Worcester) farmer 75
Bowen, Warren L., (East Worcester) teacher and farmer 80
Brown, Barzilla,  (Worcester) hop raiser and farmer 130
Brown, B.R., (Decatur) dairyman and farmer 144
Brown, Squire, (Decatur) farmer 55
Brown, S.F., (Decatur) hop raiser and farmer 55
Buller, Alfred, (Decatur) painter and farmer 14
BUTLER, ALBERT, (Decatur) justice of the peace, hop raiser and farmer 118
Campbell, Alexander, (Decatur) dairyman and farmer 156
Campbell, Henry,  (East Worcester) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 130
Cass, Orsemus,  (Worcester) commissioner of highways, hop raiser, dairyman
and farmer 130
Chapin, Eliza, (Decatur) farmer 24
Chapman, Vincent,  (East Worcester) saw mill and farmer 75
Cipperly, David, (Decatur) teacher, town collector, constable and farmer 35
Cooper, George, (Decatur) farmer 62
Cooper, Horace, (Decatur) farmer 50
Coss, Jacob,  (East Worcester) hop raiser and farmer 56
Covey, Sylvanus,  (East Worcester) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 83
Crispen, David,   (East Worcester) town assessor, hop raiser, dairyman and
farmer 120
Crippin (sic), Menzo,  (Worcester) butcher and farmer 12
Daily, John,  (Decatur) farmer 78
Daily, Peter,   (East Worcester) farmer 125
Darling, Wm., (Decatur) wagon maker and blacksmith
Darling, Wm. H., (Decatur) (with Wm.) wagon maker and blacksmith
Davis, Chalcey, (Decatur) dairyman and farmer 215
DAVIS, LORENZO D., (Decatur) carriage maker, painter, trimmer and justice
of the peace
Day, Almer,  (East Worcester) blacksmith
Day, Asa,  (Worcester) dairyman and farmer 148
Day, Daniel, (Decatur) postmaster and blacksmith
Day, William. H., (Decatur) dairyman and farmer 165
Devenbeck, George W., (Decatur) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 100
Dodge, Isaac, (Decatur) dairyman and farmer 104
Dumont, Alonzo,  (Decatur) hop raiser and farmer 65
Fern, Edmund, (Worcester) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 180
FERN, JOHN,  (Worcester) president Schenevus Valley Agricultural Society,
hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 80
Fern, Wm.,  (Worcester) (with Edmund) farmer
Ferris, Warren,  (East Worcester) justice of the peace, hop raiser,
dairyman and farmer 191
Flint, Valorus,  (Decatur) farmer 95
Goodell, David,  (Decatur) farmer 124
Goodell, John, (Decatur) produce broker and town railroad commissioner
Goodenough, Almon, (Decatur) mason and farmer 63
Goodenough, G.C., (Worcester) saw mill, butter dealer and farmer 100
Goodenough, Judson, (Decatur) town assessor, mason and farmer 40
Goodrich, Jay, (East Worcester) farmer leases of Samuel Robbins 184
Granger, Byron, (East Worcester) (with James Skinner) farmer 100
Griggs, Marvin, (East Worcester) hop raiser and farmer 160
GROFF, BOWMAN, (Decatur) dealer in horses, prop. of saw and grist mills
Groff, O.P., (Decatur) agent for Advance Mowing Machine, dairyman and
farmer 90
Hartwell, Albert,  (Decatur) farmer 100
Hartwell, Albert G.,  (East Worcester) painter
Hartwell, Anna, (East Worcester) milliner
Hartwell, Gibson, (Decatur) merchant
Hevenpeck, Sarah, (Decatur) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 60
Hilsinger, Abram, (South Valley) carpenter and farmer 57
Hilsinger, Daniel, (South Valley) (with Solomon) farmer 114
Hilsinger, Solomon, (South Valley) (with Daniel) farmer 114
HOLMES, HENRY, (Decatur) dealer in hides and flour, and farmer 25
Howland, Geo.H., (South Valley) farmer 40
Hoyt, Gilbert, (Decatur) (with Horace) farmer
Hoyt, Horace,  (Decatur) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 200
Kaple, Charles, (Decatur) shoemaker and carpenter
Kaple, Daniel, (Decatur) town clerk, wagon maker and carpenter
Knapp, Caroline, (Decatur) farmer 17 
Leonard, John,  (East Worcester) supervisor, physician, proprietor of saw
and cider mills, dairyman and farmer 150
LOWELL, MYRON H., (Decatur) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 140
Lum, Barber,  (East Worcester) farmer 33
Lum, Jonathan, (East Worcester) farmer 118
Lum, Wm., (South Valley) farmer 65
Markley, Daniel,  (Decatur) hop raiser and farmer 180
Maybe, John,  (Decatur) thrashing machine and farmer 78
Merchant, H.W., (Worcester) farmer 106 
Mickle, Christopher, (East Worcester) butcher and farmer 65
Mickle, Henry, (East Worcester) farmer 23
Moak, Peter H., (Decatur) dairyman and farmer 103
Montgomery, Jacob,  (East Worcester) dairyman and farmer 90
Munroe, Alfred, (Worcester) farmer 3
MURDOCK, DANIEL (Decatur) hotel keeper and carpenter
Myers, Millard, (East Worcester) saw mill and farmer 30
Parker, George W., (Decatur) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 40
Parker, Timothy, (Decatur) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 140
Partman, James, (South Valley) farmer 54
Pierce, Edmund, (Decatur) farmer 115
Pitcher, Cornelius, (East Worcester) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 102
Pitcher, John, (East Worcester) farmer 30
Potter, Horace B., (Decatur) (with H.S.) farmer
Potter, H.S., (Decatur) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer, leases of Robert
C. Lansing 214
Pratt, John, (East Worcester) dairyman and farmer 150
Putman, (sic) Lewis, (South Valley) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 123
Putnam, David L.,(East Worcester) saw and turning mills, and farmer 17
Ritton, Angevine, (East Worcester) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 125
Rury, Levi, (East Worcester) farmer 75
Rury, Wm., (East Worcester) saw mill, hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 125
Salisbury, John H., (Decatur) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 107 3/4
Salisbury, N.P., (Worcester) mason and farmer 3
Schutt, Horace, (Decatur) apiarian, hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 248
Seward, P., (Worcester) (with ___Van Allen) farmer leases of A.D. Bishop 98 
Shayes, C.B., (Decatur) farmer 104
Silman, George, (South Valley) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 220
Simmons, Wm., (East Worcester) farmer 100
Skinner, James, (East Worcester) (with Byron Granger) farmer 100
SKINNER, JARED, (East Worcester) farmer leases of H. Smith 100
SMITH, AMOS, (Decatur) farmer 103  and leases of H. Smith 100
Snyder, Philip G. (South Valley) hop raiser and farmer 63 
Spafford, Wm., (Decatur) farmer 104
Starkweather, George M., (Decatur) justice of the peace, hop raiser and
farmer 60
Steward, Robert, (South Valley) farmer 80
Summers W., (East Worcester) farmer 175
Summers, Wm., (East Worcester) farmer 100
Ten Eyck, Hannah, (East Worcester) farmer 50
Thompson, Nahum, (Decatur) dairyman, painter, paper hanger and farmer 260
THOMPSON, SAMUEL, (East Worcester) dairyman, farmer 111 and leases of Geo.
Becker, 100
Thompson, Selden, (East Worcester) overseer of the poor, hop raiser,
dairyman and farmer 63
Treat, Barzilla, (Decatur) farmer 80
Treat, Elisha R., (Decatur) farmer 51
Treat, Russell, (Decatur) farmer 80
Umphrey, John, (Decatur) farmer 70
Van Allen, ____, (Worcester) (with P. Seward) farmer leases of A.D. Bishop)
98 
Vanvoris (sic), Peter (Decatur) (with Valorus Flint) farmer
Van Voorhis, Samuel, (Decatur) carpenter, hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 90
Vroman, Wm. H., (East Worcester) cattle dealer, hop raiser, dairyman and
farmer 133
Vrooman (sic), Andrew, (East Worcester) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer
leases of John Skinner 58
Waldorf, Harvey, (East Worcester) iron founder, carpenter, pattern maker,
machinist and farmer 50
WATERMAN, JOHN M., (Decatur) physician and farmer 2
Waterman, Russell, (Decatur) insurance agent
Winne, Mansfield, W., (East Worcester) hop raiser, dairyman and farmer 83
Winne, Peter F., (South Valley) commissioner of highways, hop raiser and
farmer 80
Winne, Wm. D., (Worcester) dairyman and farmer 130
YOUNG, JOHN W., (East Worcester) mechanic
 
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