From Geneva Gazette 27 November 1891
Geneva in 1828
Mr. E. Kingsland has a well-preserved copy of the
of Geneva taken in November, 1828. The statistics are compiled
printed on a sheet 16 x 20 inches, and comprise the names of all men
in the various trades, professions and other callings, classified by
the number and style (brick or frame) of all buildings, number of
on each street, classified as to age and sex -- how many under 21
and how many over that age. At that time, as now, Main street had
greater number of residents, given at 715. The then enumeration
prove interesting at this day and we copy the figures.
|Water street (Exchange)
|North Castle street
|Milton and other streets
Total population of the village 2822. "Geneva
was then without a President. The faculty consisted of Dr.
Profs. Horace Webster, F. D. Holstein, and Tutor J. Gregory.
Yeckley was principal of the Academy and W. Kirkland of a
school". We had then only four church edifices -- Episcopal
Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist.
Main street then outnumbered either Seneca or Water in the number of
law offices, etc. The names of the active business men of that
are given -- we do not find even one that is still among the
! Yet there are very many names familiar in memory -- Dwight
Cook as bankers; DeZeng, Schermerhorn, Ayrault, Dox, Skaats,
Seelye, dry goods merchants; A. B. Hall, John Hall and J.
gold and silversmiths; Bogert, Grosvenor, Whiting, Butler,
Park, Hudson, Kidder, Mizner, Woods, Mott, lawyers; James
F. Cowdery, C. S. McConnell, newspaper publishers; and in
lines of business, Hogarth, Field, Beach, Huntington, W. W. Watson,
Walbridge, Haskell, Rumney, Noble, Wight and Clark, Brizee,
Rodney, Hemiup (Anthony and George), etc. The statistics
with a reference to "several lines of post coaches which arrive and
daily from the principal hotels--8 for Utica, Albany, Rochester and
4 for Utica, Albany, Rochester and Buffalo daily except Sunday; 1 for
and Newburgh; 1 for Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington; 1 for Penn
1 for Vienna and Newark; 1 for Lyons and Sodus; and 1 three times
week for Bath (to be daily after Jan. 1st, 1829)". Then the
"Seneca Chief" left daily during the summer season for Catlin, and
other day during the remainder of the season. It is added that
Cayuga and Seneca Canal will be completed by the coming spring, when a
of Packet boats will be established between Geneva and Montezuma."
final item of information is that "the trade of the village is
at one million dollars per annum."
On the border of this census is pasted a ballot for village officers,
for the same year. The names thereon are as follows, and it is
to have been a Democratic ticket:
Trustees -- Richard M. Bayley, Nicholas Ayrault, John S. Hogarth,
Walbridge, John Sweeney.
Treasurer -- William W. Watson.
Clerk -- Samuel Mott.
Assessors -- David Cook, Henry Walbridge, Stephen Brizee.
Collector -- Erastus Goodrich.
Constable -- Erastus Goodrich.
Fire Wardens -- Samuel Jacock, Isreal Huntington, Jacob Larzalere.
Path Master -- Nathan Daskam.
Pound Master -- (Blank).
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