Blacksmith, Winfield.

Winfield Directory 1880.

Keefer, Henry C., blacksmith, Mater & Son, r. 9th avenue, n. s. bet Bliss and Platter.

MATER & SON, blacksmiths, Main, n. e. corner 11th avenue.

Mater, Daniel (Mater & Son), r. 11th avenue 1 e [?] Main.

Mater, J. S., Mater & Son, r. 9th avenue, n. s. bet Walton and Mansfield.

Winfield Directory 1885.

Mater & Son, blacksmith, 1022 Main

Mater Daniel, res 220 e 11th

Mater J S, res 12 miles s e of city



Daniel D. Miller...

Winfield Courier, August 30, 1877.

Mr. Miller is erecting a large and commodious stone blacksmith shop on the corner of Main street and 11th Avenue.

Daniel D. Mater, Son & Daniel D. Miller.

Winfield Courier, October 18, 1877.

The large stone blacksmith shop, which is being built by Mater, Son & Miller, is progressing well.

Winfield Courier, November 22, 1877.

Messrs. Mater & Miller have completed their large stone blacksmith shop and are busy at work in it at their trade.

Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.

Notice. All persons indebted to the undersigned firm are requested to call and settle at once and thereby save further trouble and costs. We cannot wait for our money longer than Christmas. We must have a settlement either by cash or note. We mean business.


Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.

Mater, Miller & Co., at the stone blacksmith shop, on South Main street, do blacksmith, horseshoeing, and wagon work in first-class style, and always warrant satisfaction.


Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.

Mater & Miller, blacksmith bill.

Winfield Courier, July 18, 1878.

A few boarders can be accommodated at Weston's, one door north of Miller & Mater's blacksmith shop.

Winfield Courier, October 31, 1878.

The firm of Mater & Miller, blacksmiths, have dissolved partnership, and the shop will hereafter be run by Mater & Son, who will endeavor to keep up the reputation of the shop for good work.

Daniel D. Miller and Daniel Mater...

Winfield Courier, October 31, 1878.

Dissolution of Partnership. The firm of Miller & Mater, in the blacksmithing business, is dissolved by mutual consent. The books and accounts of the firm are left in the hands of W. P. Hackney, for collection. Mr. Mater will continue the business at the old stand and Mr. Miller will immediately open a shop a short distance south of that stand.

DANIEL D. MILLER, DANIEL MATER. Winfield, October 29th, 1878.

Mater & Son, stone blacksmith shop, South Main Street [located on the corner of Main Street and 11th Avenue...

Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.

Mater & Son are doing a large business in the blacksmith line. Their shop is "chuck full" of work all the time. Everybody knows "Dan," nearly everybody patronizes him.

Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.

W. H. Hartman, who purchased the lot next to Mater & Son's blacksmith shop, writes A. H. Green that he will be in Winfield in a few days and commence the erection of a stone building to be used as a hardware store.

Dan Mater...

Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.

Mr. Dan Mater is erecting a nice residence in the rear of his shop.

Winfield Courier, May 15, 1879.

Messrs. Pool & Hendricks, from Quincy, Illinois, have opened a paint shop over Mater & Son's blacksmith shop, on South Main street. These gentlemen come recommended as first-class carriage painters, having worked in some of the best carriage shops in the country, and they will undoubtedly do well here.

Winfield Courier, June 19, 1879.

Blacksmith Mater has one of the neatest houses in town.

Winfield Courier, July 17, 1879.

Mr. Dan Mater's shop presents a lively appearance at present. He runs three forges and five hands and still he can hardly keep up with the work.

Winfield Courier, July 24, 1879.

Messrs. Arey & Grouse have opened a furniture repairing shop on South Main street, next to Mater's blacksmith shop. They also manufacture a spring mattress for beds.

Winfield Courier, September 4, 1879.

Mater & Son are building a new forge and making other improvements in their shop, to enable them to do the immense amount of work which is being brought to them. They are now running six hands.

Winfield Courier, December 18, 1879.

A cooper shop has been started on South Main street in the old blacksmith shop opposite Mater & Son's.

Winfield Courier, September 16, 1880.

NOTICE. Those who owe us MUST call and pay at once. This is no idle threat but means business. MATER & SON.

John Witherspoon sells his interest in machine shops to Dan Mater...

Winfield Courier, October 28, 1880.

Mr. John Witherspoon has sold his interest in the machine shops to Dan Mater, and has rented the American House. He will soon have the house in first class running order.


Winfield Courier, November 25, 1880.

CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. Mater & Son vs. S. K. & W. R. R. Co.

Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.

Dr. W. Goss, a son-in-law of Dan Mater, has arrived and will enter into practice here.

Winfield Courier, March 3, 1881.

The lawsuit for the possession of the Foundry has at last been decided in favor of Magill & Mater. The matter was referred to a referee and satisfactorily settled by him.


Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.

A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.

D. Mater gave $1.00.


Winfield Courier, September 29, 1881.

The first ward election on last Saturday for councilmen to fill vacancies resulted in a draw game as follows:

For the long term, S. G. Gary, Democrat, elected with 97 votes against 80 for J. C. Fuller, Republican. For the short term, Dan Mater, Republican, elected with 90 votes against 85 for H. Jochems, Democrat.


Winfield Courier, October 6, 1881.

The council is again in running order with the new members, Messrs. Gary and Mater duly installed. The senior democratic member is responsible for the following, which we clip from the proceedings.

On motion of Mr. Hodges the fine of Logan Hundley [?] was remitted "on account of his impecuniosity and the Mayor directed to discharge him after delivering to him an euphonious speech looking towards his early departure from the city."


Cowley County Courant, December 22, 1881.

WINFIELD, DECEMBER 19, 1881. Council met in regular session. The president of the council, Mr. Read, presiding, in the absence of the mayor. Present: Councilmen Read, Hodges, Platter, and Gary, city attorney and clerk.

Ordinance No. 153, changing the name of Court House street to Riverside avenue, was read and on motion of Mr. Hodges was taken up for consideration by sections. Sections 1 and 2 were adopted. On a motion to adopt as a whole on the final passage the vote stood as follows: Those voting aye were Messrs. Hodges, Gary, and Mater; nay, none, and the ordinance was declared adopted.

The following bills were allowed and ordered paid.

Mater & Kibbe, repairs on plow, $1.00.

Winfield Courier, December 8, 1881.

MARRIED. At the residence of Mr. D. Mater, in Winfield, Dec. 4, 1881, by Rev. J. H. Snyder, Mr. George B. Hixon and Mrs. Rose E. Cottrell.

Cowley County Courant, March 2, 1882.

A charter has been filed with Secretary of State organizing the first church of the United Brethren in Christ, of Kansas, capital stock $10,000. Trustees: P. R. Lee, J. H. Snyder, Daniel Mater, Joseph Barrickson, and Samuel Garver.

Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.

Notice. Mr. Dan Miller has joined the firm of Mater & Kibbe and will hereafter be found at the stone blacksmith shop on Main street. The firm is now a strong one and farmers can get their work done promptly and in good shape. They start the new year with a new plank in their platform and will hereafter work for money and not glory.

Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

You'd better pay your blacksmith bill at Mater's. Trouble is coming if you don't. See particulars in another column.

Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.

We want it distinctly understood that we have carried a lot of accounts on our books as long as we intend to. The bills are due for work and labor, we can collect them and we will.

Men who we have accommodated pass by our shop on the other side instead of coming in like honest men and paying up. We have born this till patience has ceased to be a virtue and those who owe us will hear something drop unless they come in and pay up, at once.

Mater & Son, and Mater & Kibbe.

Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.

Among the charters of corporations filed with the Secretary of State last week was that of the first church of the United Brethren in Christ, of Winfield, Kansas, capital stock $10,000. Trustees, P. B. Lee, J. H. Snyder, Daniel Mater, Joseph Barrickson, and Samuel Garver.


Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.

Council met in regular session, Mayor Troup presiding. Roll call, present: councilmen Read, Gary, and Mater; City Attorney Seward; Clerk Beach. Minutes of last meeting read and approved.


Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.

Council met in regular session, Mayor M. G. Troup presiding. Present, Councilmen Read, Gary, Mater, and Hodges, City Attorney Seward, and Clerk Beach.

The minutes of the regular meeting of April 3rd, and of the meeting of April 7th, to canvass the votes cast at the general election held April 8th, were read and approved.

Col. J. C. McMullen and Mr. R. S. Wilson, Councilmen elect, being present, were then inducted into office; Messrs. Hodges and Mater, vacating their offices.


Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.


Council met in regular session, Mayor M. G. Troup in the Chair. Roll called. Present: Councilmen Read, McMullen, and Gary, City Attorney and Clerk.

The following bills were allowed and ordered paid.

Mater & Kibbe, repairs city tools: $2.55.

Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.

Mr. D. T. Davis, of Park County, Indiana, is visiting his friend, Dan Mater.


Winfield Courier, January 25, 1883.

Talisman: Daniel Mater.

Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.

The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.

WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 23, 1883.

HON. W. P. HACKNEY, State Senator, Topeka, Kansas.

Inasmuch as the Prohibition Amendment, as enforced, has always resulted in injury to the material development of our townit having signally failed to accomplish the object sought, the suppression of the sale and use of intoxicating drinkswe would respectfully urge upon you the necessity of so providing for the enforcement of the law that its application shall be uniform throughout the State. If this is impossible, don't sacrifice our town on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.

One of those who signed this petition: J. S. Mater.

[Note: J. S. Mater might have been the son of Daniel D. Mater.]


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Where the Money Came From. The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.

Dan Mater gave $1.00.

Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.

To Wheat Raisers of Cowley County and Farmers Generally.

The undersigned is agent for "Roller Attachment for Grain Drill," also for "Hay Rake" and "Hay and Straw Stacker," all made by the Topeka Manufacturing Co. These several machines are offered to you, farmers of Cowley County, upon their merits only. We believe that they are all and each one valuable additions to the already numerous machinery to aid farmers in their work. We think the Roller Attachment for Drills is just what we farmers want to enable us to make Cowley the banner corn county of the State. I hope to have the honor of putting this Roller into the hands of every large wheat raiser in the county. You will all agree that the principle upon which it is constructed is correct. It is just what we need. Please give me your orders early as there is a heavy demand for the Roller. Each Roller has to be fitted to the Drill it is to follow. These machines are all on exhibition south of Mater's Blacksmith shop. Come and see them and satisfy yourselves as to their merits. Yours, etc.

S. S. HOLLOWAY, Winfield, Kansas.


Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.


G. H. Buckman, J. W. Craine, T. J. Harris, J. A. McGuire, Daniel Mater, John W. Nichols, H. E. Asp, M. G. Troup.

Alternates: W. F. Bowen, W. B. Caton, Walter Denning, Quincy A. Glass, J. W. Arrowsmith, E. S. Bedilion, J. T. Hackney, G. F. Corwin.

Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.

On the corner of 11th Avenue and Loomis Street, Mr. Dan Mater has put the earnings of his anvil into a neat, comfortable home, which is now ready for occupancy.


Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.

Following bills were ordered paid.

Mater & Co., blacksmith work, $4.65.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885. MONDAY.

Mater has a big round iron roller for an anvil to give the oval turn to plowshares. Mater never does things by halves. The device is simple, but it meets a long-felt want among blacksmiths.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.

D. Mater returned home Wednesday from several weeks visit in Indiana. He reports the corn crop there looking far better than here, but the wheat crop is very poor in comparison with others.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.

R. A. Wolf, who has been visiting D. Mater for some time, left Monday for New York City.


Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.

The rulers of the city held their regular commune Monday night, with Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, McDonald, Myers, Crippen, Harter, and Baden present.

The following bills were paid:

Mater & Son, blacksmithing, one dollar.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.

An Interesting Case. John A. and Chas. A. Riehl, minor sons of Mrs. Eliza Riehl, have filed in the District Court, by their guardian, Daniel Mater, suit against Joseph Likowski, for $5,000 damages, charging him with causing the death of their father, Jacob Riehl, whom they claim died on July 22nd, 1877, from liquors obtained and drank in Likowski's saloon in this city. Attachment and garnishee are field with the case, attaching Joe's property next to Curns & Manser's real estate office, and garnisheing money belonging to Joe, in the hands of Eliza Riehl, G. H. Buckman, and E. J. Crary. Mrs. Riehl, it will be remembered, litigated with Likowski for years over the latter's west Main property. It was decided a few months ago, in the Supreme Court of the State, Likowski gaining the suit on the grounds of the Riehl deed being only in trust, a contract to which effect Joe held. In this damage suit, A. B. Jetmore & Son, of Topeka, and Jennings & Troup, of our city, are attorneys for the plaintiffs.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.

D. Mater has bought the Wm. Rogers' property where Judge Beck lives. Mr. Mater will remodel the house and fix the place up generally.

Rosa Mater Jackman...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.

Judge Buckman tied a connubial knot for George Jackman and Rosa Mater Thursday. The Judge is Old Persimmons in the connubial business, and ties a regular double-bow, extra-concentrated knot. George and Rosa are excellent young people, and will no doubt live happy and prosperously down to the nineteenth year. The Judge is happy, the victims of Cupid are happy, and the scribe is happy. He has smoked.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.

Mary A Stacker and hus to Daniel Mater, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, blk 133, Menor's ad to Winfield: $1,800.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

Paris & Harrod, excavators of the Curns & Manser, Wallis & Wallis, and Hunt cellar, are almost done with their work, and the mason work will soon commence. The block will be a seventy-five foot front and eighty feet deep; three stories high. When completed the building will fill the vacancy between Mater's blacksmith shop and the millinery store, which has so long been an unsightly place and a wilderness of sunflowers and other weeds. This is not all. The corner below the second hand store of Ira Kyger is owned by men of capital, who are arranging to erect a fine building thereon. And still we boom, notwithstanding the wail from other towns that times are close and nothing doing.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.

D. Mater and Baxter Norton are putting up a blacksmith shop just south of Glass' coal house, and will be prepared to do work in a short time.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.

The reporter mounting a steed sallied forth early Friday morning to take an inventory of the improvements and new buildings which have gone up since the season opened, and the ones under construction at the present time. Being rushed, we are satisfied many have been overlooked. The valuation given is below the market value rather than above. The following list we know will surprise our own citizens.

Mater's shop: $800.

D. Mater's residence: $1,000.

D. Mater and Baxter Norton, blacksmiths, corner 12th Avenue and Main Street...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.

Farmers, when you want blacksmithing done, don't forget that Mater, the pioneer blacksmith, is again in the business with Baxter Norton. Also a wood shop in connection. Give us a call, corner 12th avenue and Main. Mater & Norton.

John S. Mater. Son of Daniel D. Mater...

Winfield Courier, December 3, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.

John A Rogers et ux to John M Mater, e hf nw qr 10-31-5e, 80 acres: $1,200.

Angie Mater Goff...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.

Lorenzo Goff and Angie Mater got a license Thursday to commit matrimony. These are only the second victims this weekan unusual drouth.

D. Mater, J. S. Mater, and George Jackman: blacksmiths...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.

George Jackson, formerly with Hurrie & Wright, at Mater's old stand, has bought A. B. Norton's interest in the firm of Mater & Norton. The new firm now consists of D. Mater, J. S. Mater, and George Jackman, who are all well known as mechanics of skill. D. Mater, the head of the firm, being an old standby here. Under the new business and new shop, they will turn off a pile of work this coming year.

J. S. Mater, son of Daniel D. Mater, moves to Kingman...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.

J. S. Mater, son of D. Mater, has accepted a position in the plow works at Kingman. He

and his father went out there last week, Mr. Mater, Sr., returning Saturday. He says Kingman is a good town, but nowhere to Winfield.