Directory of the City of Chicago
Illinois for 1843
Religious Societies and
Associations Page 2
Instituted Dec. 2, 1834. Incorporated Feb. 27, 1839
Mark Skinner, George
Manierre, Secretary, William Jones, John Herbert Foster,
Treasurer, Silas Meacham, -Vice-Presidents, William H. Kennicott,
Librarian, Geo. W. Meeker, John B. Weir,
There is a Library of 400 volumes belonging to this Lyceum.
Young Men's Association
Organized 1841. Members, 206
Seth T. Otis, President Ashley Gilbert,
Isaac Newton Arnold, 1st Vice-Prest John M. Underwood William M. Larrabee, 2d Vice-Prest. Cyrus Mann
Ashley Gilbert, Recording Secretary Samuel W. Goss, Managers.
David S. Lee, Corresponding Sec'y Laurin Palmer Hilliard, Charles R. Vandercook, Treasurer Joseph E. Brown,
Reading-Room and Library of the Association, in the Saloon, second story,
entrance 37 Clark Street.
Public lectures are provided for by the rules of the Association, and are had
regularly during the winter months.
From the rules of the Association: "Any member may have the privilege of
introducing strangers to the rooms of the Association, by registering their
names in a book to be kept for that purpose; and such strangers shall have
free access to the rooms of the Association for two weeks after such
"Any person may have access to the rooms of the Association by paying
therefore fifty cents per month."
Organized February 23, 1842. Incorporated 1843. Members, 173.
Ira Miltimore, President
James M. Adsit, 1st Vice-President Charles M. Gray, Assistant Librarian.
Geo. Franklin Foster, 2d Vice-Prest. Isaac Lawrence Milliken, John B. Weir, Recording Secretary. Isaac Speer,
John Gage, Corresponding Secretary. E. D. Bates, Directors
John Haight Hodgson, Treasurer. Bennet Bailey, Horatio Cook, Librarian. Elijah Smith,
Hall of the Mechanics' Institute, Saloon Buildings, third story. Entrance, 37 Clark Street.
The Mechanical Department of the Prairie Farmer, John Gage, editor, is
under the direction of the Institute.
The Library Room of the Institute in an adjoining room, as accession has
recently been made to this library.
Chicago Repeal Association.
William Bradshaw Egan, President
Lewis C. Kercheval, Vice-President. Charles McDonnell, Secretary.
Henry L. Rucker, Correspond. Sec'y. James Carney, Treasurer.
Young Men's Lyceum.
Instituted September 25, 5843.
David D. Griswold, President. Edwin C. Stowe, Vice-President
William H. Scoville, Secretary. Edward Morey, Treasurer.
Buckner Smith Morris, President. Directors-Benj. Wright Raymond,
Lemuel Covell Paine Freer, Sec'y. Walter Smith Gurnee, Alexander Brand, Treasurer. Stephen Francis Gale, Smith Jones Sherwood,
Applications for water to be made to Smith J. Sherwood, 144 Lake Street.
Union Agricultural Society:
President, Lewis Ellsworth of DuPage.
Vice-Presidents Seth Washburn of Lake, Samuel Goodrich of
DuPage, William VanOsdel of McHenry, Robert Strong of Will, Shephard Johnston of Kane, James McClellan of Kendall
Joseph Vial of Cook,
Matthias Lane Dunlap of Cook, Retording Secretary.
E. W. Brewster of Kane, Corresponding Secretary. M. H. Demmond of Will, Treasurer.
Robert Strong, William Smith, Chester
Ingersoll, Committee on Fairs, Edward Perkins, Jasper Augustus Gooding all of Will.
Office of Prairie Farmer, 112 Lake Street.
Newspaper Offices and Publication Days:
Better Covenant, Saturday; Randolph Street, between Wells and Franklin.
Seth Barnes, editor and proprietor.
Chicago Democrat, Wednesday; 107 Lake Street. John Wentworth, editor
Chicago Express, daily, Tuesday, weekly; 98 Lake Street. William W.
Brackett, editor and proprietor.
Northwestern Baptist, semi-monthly, Tuesday; 124 Lake St. I. N. Powell,
Prairie Farmer, monthly; 112 Lake Street. John S. Wright and J.
Ambrose Wight, editors. John S. Wright, proprietor.
Western Citizen, Thursday; 124 Lake Street. Zebina Eastman and Asa B.
Book and Job Printing-Office:
Ellis [Wm.] & Fergus [Robert], 37 Clark St., Saloon Bldgs, s.-e. cor. Lake.
50 Clark St., west side, bet. Lake and Randolph. Wm. Stuart, Postmaster.
A weekly mail from the East was received here on horseback in
1832 - Jonathan Nash Bailey being postmaster. The next year it was received in a
one-horse wagon, weekly - John Stephen Coates Hogan, postmaster. In 1833, a two-horse wagon was substituted. In 1834, a four-horse stage-line
was established semi-weekly; tri-weekly in 1835. In 1837, there was a daily
Eastern mail-Sidney Abell, postmaster. There are now received and made up at this office forty-eight mails weekly, and the receipts of the office amount to about $10,000. The following statement will show the number of mails received at this time and the present post-office arrangements:
Great Eastern - Arrives, during lake
navigation, daily, except Tuesday, by 4 a. m. Closes daily, except Monday, at 8 1/2 a.m. During
suspension of navigation arrives daily, except Monday, by 4 a.m. Closes daily, except Sunday at 8 1/2 a.m.
Michigan-City Land Mail -
Arrives, during lake navigation, every Wednesday by 10 a. m. Closes every
Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Southern via Peoria -
Arrives daily, except Monday, by 7 p.m. Closes daily, except Sunday, at 8. p. m.
Dixon via Aurora, from April 1 to
Nov. 1 - Arrives Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday by 6 a.m. Closes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
at 8 p.m. From Nov. 1 to April 1 -Arrives Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday by 6 p.m. Closes Sunday,
Tuesday, and Thursday at 8 p.m.
Galena via Rockford, from April 1 to
Dec. 1 -- Arrives Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday by 8 p.m. Closes Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday at 8
p.m. From Dec. 1 to April 1- Arrives Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday by 5 p.m. Closes Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday at 8 p.m.
Milwaukee (Wis.)-Arrives Tuesday
Thursday, and Saturday by 5 p.m. Closes Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 8 p.m.
Janesville (Wis.) via McHenry, Ill. Arrives Wednesday by 2 p. m. Closes Thursday at 9 a.m.
Thornton via Blue Island-Arrives
every Tuesday by 4 p.m. Closes every Wednesday at 9 a. m.
Office closed at 8 p.m.
From March 1 to May 1 at 7 1/2 a.m.
" May 1 to Sept. 1 at 7 a.m.
" Sept. 1 to Nov. 1 at 7 1/2 a.m.
" Nov. 1 to March 1 at 8 a.m.
From Oct. 1 to April 1,
From 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
From April 1 to Oct. 1,
From 8 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.
John Benj. Franklin Russell, Captain.
Wm. M. Larrabee, 1st Lieutenant
Frederick A. Howe, 2d Lieutenant
Stephen Francis Gale, 3d Lieutenant.
Patrick Kelly, Captain.
Wm. Bergen Snowhook, 1st Lieut.
Henry Cunningham, 2d Lieutenant.
Michael O'Brien, 3d Lieutenant.
Jas. Y. Sanger, Captain.
Samuel N. Davis, 1st Lieutenant.
Chas. E. Peck, 2d Lieutenant.
Charles G. Wicker, 3d Lieutenant.
James L. Howe, Cornet.
Chas. L. P. Hogan, Orderly Sergeant
Chicago Fire Companies:
Alson S. Sherman, Chief-Engineer.
Stephen Francis Gale, 1st Assistant.
Alexander Loyd, 2d Assistant.
Engine Company No. 1:
Ashley Gilbert, Foreman.
Geo. Franklin Foster, Ass't-Foreman.
John Calhoun, Clerk and Treasurer.
Alvin Calhoun, Steward.
Engine Company No. 2:
Sanford Johnson, Foreman.
Ira Coleman, Assistant-Foreman
Austin D. Sturtevant, Secretary and Treasurer.
Chicago Fire-Bucket Co. No. 1:
Samuel A. Lowe, Foreman.
Francis T. Sherman, Ass't-Foreman.
Wm. Harrison Jones, Clerk and Treas.
Hose Company No. 1:
This is a new company. No election of officers has yet been had.
Hook-and-Ladder Co. No. 1:
Joseph W. Hooker, Foreman.
Seth Porter Warner, Ass't-Foreman.
Jos. L. Hanson, Sec'y and Treasurer.
Jeremiah Price,. Assistant-Secretary
Geo. A. Robb, Foreman.
Leroy M. Boyce, Assistant-Foreman.
David S. Lee, Secretary.
John C. Haines, Treasurer.
Ira Couch, Steward.
Rush Medical College
Incorporated by the Legislature of Illinois in 1837.
Board of Trustees
Wm. B. Ogden, Esq., President Grant Goodrich, Esq., Secretary, Theophilus W. Smith, Esq. Julius Wadsworth, Esq.
James H. Collins, Esq. Hugh T. Dickey, Esq. Justin Butterfield, Esq. Walter L. Newberry, Esq.
Edmund S. Kimberly, M.D. Geo. W. Snow, Esq. Hon. John Dean Caton Norman Buel Judd, Esq.
Rev. S. S. Whitman. John Harris Kinzie, Esq. Ex Officio: Edmund Dick Taylor, Esq. Hon. Thomas Ford, Governor.
Mark Skinner, Esq. Hon. John Moore, Lieut. Governor. John Gage, Esq. Hon. Sam'l Hackleton, Speaker H. R.
Daniel Brainard, M.D., Professor of Anatomy and Surgery. James VanZant Blaney, M.D, Professor of Chemistry and Materia Medica.
John McLean, M.D., Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine. M. L. Knapp, M. D., Prof. of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children.
Alfred W. Davisson, Prosector to the Professor of Anatomy.
The annual course of Lectures for the first session commenced on Monday,
Dec. 4, 1843, and will continue sixteen weeks. The subsequent courses will
commence on the first Monday of November. The fees are as follows : Anatomy and Surgery, $20; Chemistry and Materia Medics, $20; Theory and
Practice of Medicine, $1o; Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children,
$10; Dissecting ticket, $5; Graduation fee, $20. The requirements for
graduation are : three years study with a respectable physician, two courses of
lectures, one of which must be in this institution (or two years practice will be received in lieu of one course). The candidate must be 21 years of age, of good moral character, must present a thesis on some medical subject of his own composition, and in his own handwriting, which shall be approved by the faculty; and pass a satisfactory examination on all the branches taught in this College. Good board and room can be obtained in Chicago at from $1.50 to $2 per week. This institution is now in successful operation.
This Institution was opened in connection with the Rush Medical College, for the purpose of affording relief to the indigent and practical instruction to medical students. It is located in the wooden building on the east side of Clark Street, near the bridge. Open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, from 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 o'clock. It is supported by voluntary contributions of benevolent persons.
Inspectors: William Jones, Mark Skinner,
Jonathan Young Scammon, William Hubbard Brown, George W. Meeker, Augustine Deodat Taylor.
Anton Getzler, Wm. Hubbard Brown, Agent and Treasurer of the School Fund.
District 1, School 1. Samuel C. Bennett, 97 scholars.
„ 2. Miss Mary B. Bennett, 75 "
" 1. Austin D. Sturtevant, 130 "
„ 2. Miss V. C. Freer, 70 "
„ 1. Francis Field, 131
" 1. Alden G. Wilder,130
" 2. Mrs. Mary E. Warner, 110 "
" 3. Miss M. Smith, 75 "
Chicago Female Seminary:
Instituted 1843. Rev. A. W. Henderson, A.M., Principal.
The object of this Institution is to give young ladies a thorough, practical
education, to develop and mould the character, cultivate the manners, and
form correct habits. A Teachers' Department is connected with the Seminary.
It is located on the comer of Clark and Washington streets.
Board of Visitors:
Rev. Flavel Bascom, William Hubbard Brown, Esq., Rev. Robert Wilson Patterson, Hon. Isaac Newton Arnold,
Hon. Benjamin Wright Raymond, Hon. Samuel Hoard, Henry Brown, Esq., Grant Goodrich, Esq.
James H. Collins, Esq.,
Source: Directory of the
City of Chicago Illinois for 1843, Compiled By Robert Fergus, Printer, A
Resident of Chicago since July 1, 1839. Chicago: Fergus
Printing Company, N. W. Cor. Illinois St. and Dearborn Ave. 1896.