Joseph Essery

Business years 1882 - 1884
Business address 618 1st Avenue No.: (after 1884 numbered 619 1st Avenue No.)


Joseph Essery was born about 1860 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. In the 1880 United States Census he was living with his brother's family in St. Paul, Minn. working as a photographer.

He first operated a studio in Fargo on First Avenue North between Broadway and Roberts Street according to the 1882 and 1883 city directories. In the 1884 directory the address is listed as 618 First Avenue North where he also resided.

Mr. Essery was probably in partnership with S. Norrish in 1883 and Frank Agnew in 1884, since they are listed at the same address in the city directories.

No additional information has been found regarding Mr. Essery, and he was not listed in the 1885 Dakota Territory census.





The Daily Republican, Oct. 12, 1882



1880s photographer



Photographers of Fargo, N.D.
Institute for Regional Studies,
North Dakota State University,
Fargo 2001