Monday, October 8, 2012

Heizer Kansas.

Barton County map, 1902.
On the county map Heizer is in Township 19-South and Range 14-West in Section 5.
Boffalo Township Map, 1902.
Heizer can be found in Section 5.
Business Men Who Used Heizer As Their P. O., Address As Of 1902.
Jacob Alefs, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
W. D. Brandt, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
N. L. Duchesne, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
Henry Essmiller, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
John Everwtt, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
H. S. Everitt, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
D. A., Ewing, Farmer and Stock Raiser
Henry Lampe, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
E. M. Merton, Farmer and Stock Raiser
Henry Meyer, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
John Reinecke, Dealer in Hardware, Lumber and Farm Implements.
Henry Schweir, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
Joe Warnken, Farmer and Stock Raiser
Henry Witte, Farmer and Stock Raiser
History of  Heizer Kansas as given in 1912.
Heizer, one of the villages of Barton county, is located in Buffalo township on the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., 8 miles northwest of Great Bend, the county seat. It has a mill, an elevator, several retail stores, telegraph and express offices, and a money order postoffice. The population according to the census of 1910 was 75.

History of Heizer Kansas as given in the book of Barton County History, 1912.
Heizer Creamery.
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WHEN work was begun on the railroad track now known as the Scott City branch of the A. T. & S. F. railroad, a demand was made for some smaller towns along the right-of-way northwest of the county seat in this county. This was in the 8Os
and Heizer is one of the towns established as a result of this demand. It was named after D. N. Heizer, a former resident of the county, and at one time owner of the land that is now taken up by the townsite of Heizer. The first store in the town was established by D. E. Freyberger, who later sold out to Reinicke & Sons. A creamery was established in the town of Heizer by Schwier and associates shortly after the town was laid out. This was operated for a few years, but in 1909 the
building which had not been used for any puipose for some time was torn down and tha material taken to Great Bend where it was reused. Heizer now has three elevators, two general merchandise stores, one hardware  store, hotel, blacksmith shop, lumber yard and other business establishment. It has a population cf about 100 and is a busy little town
at most times.

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