Henry  Burkher,  Jr.

February 13, 1879
VOL. 1; No. 37
from the article, SMILING  SHELBYVILLE!
Henry Burkher, Jr.

          When but a small boy started to learn the blacksmithing and wagon making business, under the direction of his father.  He was in the latter's employ for a number of years.  On the 11th of May, 1878, he started in business for himself on the corner of Washington and Tompkins street, where he can be found ready to attend to the wants of any who may favor him with a call.  He does general blacksmithing business, and is thoroughly competent to do repairing of all kinds.  In the horse-shoeing line he is a regular artist.  He does all work on short notice and at very reasonable rates.  Henry is of a jovial disposition, and by his pleasant manners and just dealings has made many friends.  He is well-known throughout the county for his fine workmanship, and has, since his start for himself, succeeded in building up a large and fast increasing trade.  He extends a special invitation to all old friends and the people generally to call and see him, assuring them of good work at the lowest possible figures.
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