Overview of Cigar Making in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Iowa Cigar Factories

with approximate dates of operation

Fred Beckman – (1856 – 1898)

M. J. Beckman Cigar Factory – Diederick Beckman (1869 – 1911)

W. D. Beckman – (1914)

Louise Beckman cigar manufacturer – (1880 - 1882)

Benton & Slammel – (1897) William Benton & John Slammel

T. J. Blackstone cigar manufacturer – (1880 – 1890)

W. R. Campfield – (1893 – 1900)

Davis Brothers – (1900 – 1914)

Earl Ferree – (1907 - 1910)

Link Fisher – (1904)

Fisher Brothers – (1902)

George W. Fisher Cigar Co. – (1914 – 1924+)

C. Frank – (1893)

Louis Frank – (1885 – 1894?)

Louis Frank & Will Campfield – (1892)

Fred W. Garner – (1909 - 1910) merged with Iowa Cigar Co. in 1910

William J. Harney – (1905 – 1924+)

J. W. Hetherington & Co. – (1888 – 1914)

Higlin Brothers Cigar Factory – (1897 - 1908)


William F. Hinesley – (1882 – 1900)

Howar Brothers – (1882)

C. E. Howar Co. – (1888 – 1910)

Iowa Cigar Factory – (1910) Harry Billick & Fred Garner

Lee & Brown – (1882)

Sam Loeb – (1903 - 1905)

Frank Nowels/Nowels Brothers – (1914 – 1921)

Oskaloosa Cigar Co. – (1897 - 1904)

Earl Reynolds & James Gorman – (1910)

Leo P. Roenspiess – (1900 - 1910) sold to Iowa Cigar Co.

A. J. St. Clair – (1900 - 1901)

George W. Sparks – (1918 – 1930)

Stanton Cigar Factory – (1904 - 1906)

Ben Strasburger & Sam Loeb – (1902 – 1903)

William Strasburger – (1895 – 1900)

Joe Strasburger – (1901 – 1902)

George F. Titus – (1919 – 1921)

Frank H. Tousley – (1902)

Williams & Tousley – (1893 – 1900)

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