Sylvester B. Kibler, senior member of the firm of Kibler Bros. & Winter, dealers in general merchandise, was born in Portage County, Ohio., in 1846; moved to Harrison County, Ia., with parents in 1853. He engaged in present business with his brother G.H. and in August 1880, they took into the firm Mr. Winter. They have one of the finest buildings in the county, built in 1878, and carry a very large and complete stock of goods; are also agents for the Mason & Hamlin organs and the American sewing machine. S. B. Kibler was married in 1873, to Caroline Ellison.