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HILARIUS PLEINS. According to the 1857-1858 and 1858-1859 Dubuque City Directory, this business was located at the corner of 6th and Iowa.

The 1859-1860 through 1870-1871 Dubuque City Directory located this business at 160 Main.

The 1873-74 Dubuque City Directory listed 212 Main.

The 1875-1876 Dubuque City Directory gave 845 Main as the address.

He apparently retired and then decided almost immediately to resume business. In 1877 it was reported that he opened a cigar manufacturing business on 8th Street. (1)



1. "New Cigar Factory," Dubuque Herald, September 19, 1877, p. 2