Winfield, Kansas.

Note: Mrs. Sue E. Kretsinger was the spouse of D. L. Kretsinger, a leader in Winfield. A separate file was created for D. L. Kretsinger family.


D. L. Kretsinger, 35; spouse, Sue, 33.


Winfield Courier, December 12, 1878.

Ladies' and children's underwear, very low, at Mrs. Kretsinger's.


Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.

The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.

MILLINERY. Mme. Roland, Mrs. Stump, Mrs. Kretsinger, Mrs. Anne Harris, Miss J. E. Mansfield, Mrs. Whitehead.

Address of photograph gallery on Main Street to which Mrs. Kretsinger moved her millinery store is a big mystery! It could be that "B. Gray" was the photographer that Mrs. Kretsinger referred to even though he had apparently left some time before. Gray's was next to Bliss: Main Street, west side, between 9th and 10th avenues....

Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.

Mrs. Kretsinger has moved her millinery store to the room recently occupied as a photograph gallery on Main street.

Note: In September 1877 Winfield had three photograph galleries: B. Gray, A. McInturff, and Lucian McMasters...

B. Gray only lasted about one month. Located next to Bliss.

Winfield Directory 1880 shows the following address for Bliss...

BLISS BROS., dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps, groceries and

queensware, Main, w. s., bet 9th and 10th avs.

A. McInturff...

Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.

J. G. Bullene is erecting a new building on Main street, opposite the cigar factory.

I gather that the cigar factory was that of Mr. Chas. Birnbaum. The Winfield Courier never gave an address for this short-lived factory.

Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.

McInturff is about to move his photograph gallery to the new building recently built by Mr. Bullene.

McInturff departed in October 1878. He returned later. Address was never given for him until 1882 when he was located above Wallis & Wallis Brothers in a brick block on the east side of Main Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.

Lucian McMasters purchased Rodocker photograph gallery...

Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877.

Lucian McMasters has purchased and will run the Rodocker photograph gallery.

Rodocker erecting a building near Maris & Co.'s store for his photograph gallery...

Winfield Messenger, August 30, 1872.

IMPROVEMENTS. Mr. Rodocker is erecting a building near Maris & Co.'s store, where he will remove his photograph gallery.

[Note: W. H. H. Maris was related to Lucian McMasters. In 1871 the address given for Maris & Co. was 171 Main Street. In 1873 the address given for Maris was the southwest corner of Main Street and Eighth Avenue.]

Back to Mrs. Kretsinger...

Miss Clara Brass, Mrs. S. E. (D. L.) Kretsinger's sister, accompanied by Lamar Kretsinger (son?) returned from visit to Perry, Kansas...

Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.

Miss Clara Brass, sister of Mrs. S. E. Kretsinger, accompanied by Master Lamar Kretsinger, returned last week from Perry, Kansas. Miss Brass brought with her a well assorted stock of millinery goods, purchased in St. Louis and Chicago during her absence.

Winfield Courier, December 18, 1879.

Closing sale of Millinery at less than first cost for the next thirty days. I will sell felt hats, untrimmed, 25, 50, and 75 cents; felt hats, trimmed, 50, 75, and $1.00. These goods must be sold. MRS. KRETSINGER.

Winfield Courier, March 4, 1880.

A new stone sidewalk is being put down in front of Mrs. Kretsinger's millinery store.

Winfield Courier, April 29, 1880.

Judge Ide, of Leavenworth, was in town last week. On this visit he purchased the south building in the Union Block for $2,200, and the lot on which is located Mrs. Kretsinger's millinery shop for $1,600. He hardly ever comes down without buying something.

Winfield Courier, September 23, 1880.

Most of our Chicago excursionists and visitors to the east have returned and are generally much improved in health and spirits, having had "a good time." Mrs. Sykes and children, Mrs. Millington and Jessie, Mr. Cairns and wife, Mrs. Beach, Mrs. Kretsinger, Mrs. Holloway, and Mr. Fitzgerald are some of the returning wanderers that we know of.

Winfield Courier, October 21, 1880.

Notice Friend's ad in this issue. He's got the largest stock of millinery in southern Kansas.



Dealer in Millinery & Milliner's Dry Goods.

Notions, Sewing Machines, etc.


Miss Clara Brass remains in charge of the Trimming Department.

Winfield Directory 1880 [By this time Friend had a partner: T. J. Harris.]

HARRIS & FRIEND, Sewing machines, etc., Main w. s. bet 9th and 10th avenues.