Saturday, March 5, 2011
Village of Pleasant Lake 1919
This village was laid out in February, 1846, by Payne C. Parker, covering a part of what is now Pleasant Lake. The records do not show that Parker or Luther Cleland to whom Parker sold, ever conveyed any lots and the plat seems to have been ignored and the lots sold by metes and bounds.
At the present (1919) the business interests of Pleasant Lake include the following: General Merchandise - Chadwick & Ransburg (department store); R. Imhoff; grocery - Lithwin Gates; hardware - John O. Matson; also carries farm implements; harness - Victor Orwing; drugs - George J. Weaver; auto-garages - H.C. Wald and Bert Enfield Son; meat - C.L. Moreland; bakery - Glen Wheeler; photographer - Fred Fay; restaurant - Sol Tuttle; pool hall - Fern Fuller; barbers - William Uncapher and Daniel Pixley; blacksmiths - Almond Shaffer, Austin and Knight; Ice - Willis Adams; Also Moran Bros., of Fort Wayne put up large quantities for shipment. The other business houses are - lumber dealers: Goodwin Lumber Company handles soft wood lumber and coal; grain elevators - T. I. Ferris; cement blocks and bricks - Albert Mitchell; news stand - Lida McDougal; livestock - James Harpham; cream station - The Martin Creamery Company and Lake View Hotel. There is also a novelty manufacturing company located here and is owned and operated by George Baird, who is inventor of many useful articles which he makes here, including his farm gate, his metal lifting jack, for instantly raising an automobile etc. His wooden pulleys find a ready sale over a large area of territory. He is now seeking a larger place in which to operate.
History of northeast Indiana : LaGrange, Steuben, Noble and DeKalb Counties
by Robert M Waddell
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