Pueblo County, Colorado
John V. Andrews
Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.
This gentleman is a well-known merchant of Pueblo, being
the sole proprietor of an extensive wholesale grocery house. He was born on a
farm in Montgomery County, Ohio, May 5, 1845. He attended the Wesleyan
University at Delaware, Ohio, and graduated in the literary department in 1861.
He afterward attended the law department and received his diploma in due course.
In 1863, he located at Dayton, Ohio, and began the practice of law, but was soon
compelled to abandon it, owing to the condition of his health. From Dayton he
moved to Kingston, Mo., where he lived more than a year. From Kingston, he
removed to Lincoln, Neb., at which place he engaged in the grocery business.
After about two years, he disposed of his store and went to San Diego, Cal.,
where he lived, with the exception of a time which he spent in Nevada, until
1870. In the spring of that year, he returned east as far as Colorado and
located at Pueblo. He first opened a general store at Pueblo, but subsequently
embarked in the wholesale grocery business, which he has since continued with
fine success. Mr. Andrews now carries a large stock, and has an extensive trade,
receiving his custom from the various points in Southern and Western Colorado
and New Mexico.
Extracted from History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado
By J. Harrison Mills 1881
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