Tampico, IL Fire, Jan 1874

The second [Tampico] fire occurred on the 5th of January, 1874, and destroyed E. W. High’s dry goods and grocery store; P. Burke’s grocery store and residence; A. W. Bastian’s store building in which were Case & Davis, clothiers; and James Conroy’s dry goods and grocery store. The total loss was about $35,000. In thirty days afterwards Mr. Burke had a new building erected, and goods in his store, and by the middle of the following June the entire site of the fire was covered with buildings again.

History of Whiteside County, Illinois - from its first settlement to the present time, with numerous biographical and family sketches, 1877, page 456. Use this Free trial to search for your ancestors.