History of Kimballton, Audubon County, IA
From: History of Audubon County, Iowa
Its People, Industries and Instutions
H. F. Andrews, Editor
B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis - 1915


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.


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 works—Ole Jacobson.

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