History of Dekalb County, Indiana; Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns ... and Biographies of Representative Citizens

History of Dekalb County, Indiana; Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns ... and Biographies of Representative Citizens : Also a Condensed History of Indiana ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Kinsley. Aug. 31, Charles Rohrbough to Rebecca Nelson. Sept. 10, Martin A. King to Hannah Houlton. Nov. 12, Zachariah Ackley to Catharine Hull. Nov. 28, Jacob Sheets to Ellen Burdine. Dec. 15, Jeremiah Norris to Anne Casebeer. MANUFACTURES. De Kalb is an agricultural county, generally speaking, and but few manufacturing interests have sought a location within its bor-ders. The mills and more important enterprises are mentioned in ' connection with the respective villages. The following figures re-late principally to interests that are found in every well-ordered i community, agricultural or otherwise. There are in the county sixteen blacksmith shops, with an invested capital of $6,500. These use raw material in a year to the value ' of $5,400, and turn out work to the value of $7,800; they employ forty hands, at an average daily compensation of $1.50; while their other expenses, including insurance, repairs and taxes, amount to $1,085. There are fourteen boot and shoe shops, with l J an invested capital of $12,000; these use $6,000 worth of raw ma-B terial in a year, and turn out goods to the value of $10,000; they employ twenty-two hands. There is one cigar manufactory with an invested capital of $1,200, using $1,500 worth of raw material in a year, turning out $3,000 worth of products, employing four hands at $1.50 per day. The cooper shops number four; they employ $10,000 of in-vested capital, use $15,800 worth of raw material, and turn out product valued at $26,000; twenty-six hands are employed, at an average daily compensation of $1.50 each. Two drain-tile manu-factories have $6,400 of invested capital, use $300 worth of ma-terial, turn out $5,000 worth of products, and employ ten hands, at $1.00 per day. The items for...show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864549
  • 9781236864543