History of Hickman, Lancaster County, Nebraska
From: Lincoln the Capitol City and
Lancaster County, Nebraska
BY: Andrew J. Sawyer
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1916


On section 33, Saltillo Precinct, is the Town of Hickman, Hickman was laid out by C, H. Heckman and the plat filed for record on September 20, 1872, At first the Town of Hickman progressed very slowly, but in recent years it has been developing rapidly and now ranks with the larger towns of the county,

The Bank of Hickman was started in 1891, among the men back of it being J, H, Catron, Sr., M. E. Catron, E. K. Bradley, L. Enyeart and George W, Hawke, The first capital stock was $20,000, The present officers are: J. H. Catron, president; F. M. Stapleton, vice president and cashier; John Slote, assistant cashier, The capital stock is $20,000; the surplus, $6,000; and the deposits average $100,000, The First State Bank of Hickman was organized in 1913, S. H. Heckman is the president; Henry Diesel, vice president; and C. H. Heckman, cashier, The capital is $15,000; $2,000 surplus; and $80,000 in deposits. The fact that the Bank of Hickman has had a rapid growth and steady life through the financial difficulties of past years, and that recently a new bank was organized, testifies well as to the stability and virility of the Town of Hickman,

The Methodist Episcopal Church of Hickman was organized in 1883 and the German Presbyterian Church in 1902.

The Hickman Telephone Company was incorporated in July, 1905, by Adam Bruedle, J. F. Judah, C. L. Morrison, Henry Diesel, A. E. Van Burg, H. B. Sinker, R. H. Sawyer, Charles H. Heufel and Aug. Schmutte,

The newspaper of the town, the Enterprise, was started in 1886 by a Mr, Blizzard, and remarkable as it may seem, is still being published as an independent weekly by Cyrus Black, with a circulation of 700.

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