In the Illinois state gazetteer and business directory for 1858 and 1859 we find an ad for George H. Walser, founder of Liberal, Missouri, as an attorney.
A thriving post village, capital of Iroquois county, on the Iroquois river, at the junction of Sugar creek, 150 miles east-north-east from Springfield and about 90 south from Chicago, It contains a court house and several stores, and is a place of considerable business. Population, about 2,400.
Daniel B. Gardner, Postmaster.
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Alphabetical List of Professions, Trades, Etc.
American House, Snyder & Lyman, proprietors.
ASPINWALL MISS M. M., PRECEPTRESS HIGH SCHOOL.
Banner Lodge (Good Temptlers), King’s buildings.
BARNUM B. F., CABINET MAKER AND UNDERTAKER.
Blades F., physician and surgeon.
BOVIE STEPHEN G., attorney at law.
Bryant H. C., insurance agent.
FREES WM., HARDWARE, IRON, ETC.
Harwood E. C., painter and paper hanger.
HAMMOND E. M., JUSTICE OF THE
HARWOOD, M & R, DRUGS, MEDICINES, STATIONERY, JEWELRY ETC.
Hogle H. W., wagon, carriage and plow manfactury.
Iroquois Lodge (Masons), court house.
IROQUOIS REPUBLICAN, Robertson and Stewart, proprietors.
Joiner G. B., attorney at law and solicitor in chancery.
Knight & Wright, dry goods, groceries, etc.
McNEILL C. F., JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT.
Middleport Lodge No. 74,1. 0. 0. F., Hogle’s block.
Rider Geo. W., Principal of high school.
ROBERTSON & STEWARD, publishers of Iroquois Republican.
SHEFFIELD E. R., DRUGGIST, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Tupper E., physician and surgeon.
Walser G. H., attorney at law and solicitor ill chancery
WILSON HOUSE, H. 0. HENRY, PROPRIETOR.