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DUBUQUE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. Capitalized at $50,000 in February 1893, the company was engaged in general contract work including grading, building sewers and paving. The officers were Matthew TSCHIRGI, Jr., president; Francis JAEGER, vice-president; E. W. Duncan, treasurer; and P. S. Webster, secretary. (1)

As soon as it was announced in business, the company had a sewer contract for $10,000 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (2) It also received contracts for water works in East Dubuque, Illinois; Oelwein, Iowa and Darlington, Wisconsin. Sewer systems were constructed for Davenport and Muscatine, Iowa and Urbana, Illinois. (3)



1. "Capital $50,000," Dubuque Daily Herald, February 28, 1893, p. 4

2. Ibid.

3. "Dubuque Construction Company," Dubuque Herald Souvenir Edition, January 25, 1896, p. 33