1880 Winfield Directory.
HARRIS, MRS. A., millinery and notions, Main, w. s. bet 9th and 10th avenues,
r. 9th avenue s. s. bet Manning and Main.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.
Mrs. Anna Harris has succeeded Misses Olds & Curry in the Millinery business. Mrs. Harris is a first-class milliner and persons desiring goods in that line should call on her.
AD: Mrs. Anna Harris, Milliner. Having purchased the millinery stock of the firm of Misses Olds & Curry, I shall put in a New Stock of Goods, and shall keep a full line of First Class Millinery Goods and Fancy Notions. Hats and Bonnets Trimmed. Dressmaking. Remember the place: two doors north of Bliss & Co.'s. Winfield.
1880 Winfield Directory: Bliss Bros., Main Street, west side, between 9th and 10th avenues.
[WINFIELD BUSINESS FIRMS.]
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
Mme. Roland; Mrs. Stump; Mrs. Kretsinger; Mrs. Anne Harris; Miss J. E. Mansfield; Mrs. Whitehead.
And now we come to a mystery! I found the following listing in 1873 City of Winfield census: Jacob Riehl, 34; spouse, Eliza, 26. Later in 1880 census: Eliza J. Rhiel, 33, was listed. Winfield Directory 1880 listed Mrs. A. E. Rielh, residence Millington, northwest corner Park. I did not find the name of "Reil" anywhere. MAW
The following entry relative to "Nate Roberson" shows the name of "Jacob Rhiel."
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876.
Take Notice. Having sold my harness shop and wishing to move, I hereby request all patrons indebted to me to call and settle before Sept. 1st, 1876. Bills not paid by that time will be left with my attorney for collection, so come and pay up and save costs. Jacob Rhiel will receive payments in my absence, at my old stand. NATE ROBERSON.
Newspaper item that caused all the confusion follows...
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1879.
Mrs. Anna Harris is building a brick addition to the Reil building, on Main street, which will be used as a millinery store.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.
Mrs. Harris has removed her millinery stock to the new building next door to her old stand.
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.
Mr. J. H. Doty has opened an exclusive cigar and tobacco store on Main street in Mrs. Harris' old stand.
Friend took over millinery stock of Roland, Harris, and Kretsinger.
Winfield Courier, October 21, 1880.
Notice Friend's ad in this issue. He's got the largest stock of millinery in southern Kansas.
AD: F. M. FRIEND. LARGE STOCK/GOOD GOODS.
(SUCCESSOR TO MRS. ROLAND, MRS. HARRIS, MRS. KRETSINGER.)
Dealer in Millinery & Milliner's Dry Goods.
Notions, Sewing Machines, etc.
MRS. KRETSINGER'S OLD STAND, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Miss Clara Brass remains in charge of the Trimming Department.