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NEW HOLLANDNew Holland is a thriving village on the I. B. & W. R.R., in Sheridan Township, was laid out by Oliver Holland in April 1875. The first building erected in town was a dwelling by William Toberman who soon after built a store. He had been preceded a short time by Randolph & Co. who were the first to open a stock of goods here. There are now four stores in town and two or three shops. An elevator was built in 1875 by M. La Fargo who is still in business. The shipments of grain from town are enormous. It is in the midst of an excellent farming community and the handling of cattle and grain, especially the latter, forms the chief business of town.
A very comfortable schoolhouse was erected in 1876. The school is, however, under the township control. No church has been built in the village. About two miles out, in Richmond Grove, the people go for divine service, the church there being used by the Methodists and Cumberland Presbyterians.