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Illiopolis Business Association 

Local History

Taken from a 1901 Supplement to The (Illiopolis) State Center Record

FRANK NEFF & CO. General Merchandise.

The interior of the Neff Brothers Store (picture from 1956 Centennial History Book)


    This concern is among Illiopolisí recent additions to local mercantile enterprises having been established here during February of the present year. A full and complete stock of pure foods is constantly kept on hand including standard preparations in canned and bottled goods, extracts and spices, teas and coffees, etc. In the excellent assortment of boots and shoes, hats and caps, and notions the marketís best productions are represented, and are offered at prices which, quality considered, are full and honest equivalents. This firm conducts an extensive business at Chandlerville and the purchases necessary for both stores give it the advantage of buying in quantities large enough to secure bed rock prices. Since locating in Illiopolis a nice business has been established which constantly keeps on the increase. The firm consists of the five Neff brothers, Geo. W. and L. L., who reside and conduct the Illiopolis store; and Frank, G. II., and W. C., who manage the establishment at Chandlerville. This concern lacks for neither capital, experience nor enterprise to supply creditably and faithfully popular demands in the several lines handled. They enforce in all their transactions the strictest integrity and gain popular confidence by the general satisfaction rendered

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