The town of Kimballton was founded and laid out by Hans J. Jorgensen on the northeast quart& of section
30, Sharon township, in 1883. The first merchant was Louis Hansen, in 1883. The business interests in 1889 were
represented by Marquesen & Mehard and A. Bergreen. general stores; Eveck & Gray, hardware and farm implements;
Carl Johnson, blacksmith, and L. C. Johnson, carpenter.
Hans J. Jorgensen was the first postmaster. in 1883. and was succeeded by Hans Marquees, in 1888. The Atlantic
Northern railroad was built from Atlantic to Kimbaliton in 1907.
Kimballton was incorporated on June 1, 1908. The mayors of the town have been P. E. James and Thomas Thompson.
It is an independent school district, and its teachers are the Dallinger sisters, Flora, Bertha and Margaret. Its
waterworks system was established in 1912, and its electric light plant in 1913.
OFFICIAL AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Population, three hundred and fifty.
Mayor. Thomas Thompson; clerk. Hans Madsen; marshal, Conrad Nelsen; justice of the peace, Chris T. Christensen;
constable, Jens Smith; postmaster, Frank Thompson.
Clergyman Rev. J. Jorgensen; physician Peter Soe; photographer Mads Knudsen; bankers Hans Madson and Math.
Nessager; newspaper Fred N. Harmon; hotel Marie Rasmussen; restaurant Peter Kirk; drug store Jorgensen
& Thompson; jeweller S. H. Sovensen; musical instruments H. M. Nordley; picture show A. J. Mautz; real
estate agents George Nelsen, Martin Frederickson. Hjalmar Rasmussen; tailor Walter Madsen; barber J. E. Tvenstrup;
blacksmith Jens West; harness shop Evald Trukken; public library; mason Nels B. Bennedsen; carpenter Hans
P. Hansen, liveryman Lars Rasmussen; auto livery A. J. Winther; painters and paper hangers Chris Hansen,
____ Randolph, ____ Andersen; general stores Faaborg & Co., Larsen & Jorgensen; grocer G. G. Muller
& Co.; hardware H. P. Bonnesen; hardware and implements Hansen & Sorensen; grain elevator Andrew
Rattenborg, manager; live stock dealer Chris O. Jensen; Farmers Shipper's Union Paul Bjorn, manager; furniture
Nelsen & Andersen; electric lights John Nelsen; garage Martin N. Esbeck; motor and auto supplies Henbusker
& Larsen; creamery Peter Thuesen, manager; construction company - Thorwald Jensen; lumber dealers Olaf
Hansen, manager; Hans Boldt, manager; Standard Oil Co. Peter J. Bertelsen, manager; meat markets Magnus Nelsen,
Jens Nelsen; railroad agents; brick and tile worksOle Jacobson.