Property: Greenwood, C. C. Hoehne Hardware
Contact: Janet
Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

----Source: Greenwood Pubic Library, "Clippings" from the Greenwood Gleaner (AUG 1982)

Greenwood, C. C. Hoehne Hardware

PostedSurnames: DIANER ENOCKSON EMOCHSON FRADETTE HENDRICKSON HOEHNE KEINER LIZZIE LUDWIG PFEIFFER SAUTEBIN SHANKS TOLANEY

HOEHNE HARDWARE STORAGE BUILDING--August, 1982

GREENWOOD LANDMARK BEING RAZED

THIS OLD LANDMARK IN GREENWOOD, THE FORMER HOEHNE HARDWARE STORAGE BUILDING, NOW OWNED BY BRUCE SAUTEBIN, WILL SOON BE RAZED AND THE LOT LANDSCAPED.

The former Hoehne Hardware storage building, a Greenwood landmark, is being razed and the lot is to be landscaped. If the building could talk, it could probably give us a full and interesting history of by-gone days, but only fragmentary bits of information could be obtained through jogging the memories of some of Greenwood's older citizens.

Rose Ludwig remembers the building being used as a meat market when she came to Greenwood from Oshkosh in 1905 with her parents at the age of nine years. She recalls a windowless ice house out in back that was filled to the ceiling with huge chunks of ice cut from Black River in the winter and packed solid with sawdust to keep to keep from melting through the summer. She said there also was a huge black iron kettle that was used for rendering lard and cooking the homemade sausages. Rose was in the fourth grade at the time and remembers Jim Fradette as her teacher in Greenwood's first city school.

Chris Keiner and sons Henry and Carl also ran a butcher shop in the building in the year of 1922 when they took over the butchering business from a Mr. Lizzie.

The Keiner family lived in the upstairs apartment. To quote the History of Greenwood , a Mr. Pfeiffer also used the building for meat making. Quote: Mr. Pfeiffer was a good butcher and being a good singer, also let the singing in the Methodist Church.

The landmark was for a short time used for a garage when Wallace and August Dianer housed the cars with the big Indian Chief's Head on the radiator cap. When the was questioned, one older Greenwood resident maintained his memory was good because he remembers the trip to the country in the homebrew era when the stay was too long and the water in the radiator froze up solid. It was near dawn when the Chrome Chieftain and its passengers were able to get back to town to house the car in that particular garage.

Ilma and Lynn Enockson operated a tavern there somewhere in the thirties and some still remember the delicious Saturday night chicken fries.

The building was in the C. C. Hoehne family for years and operated as a hardware storage building. Sons George and Julius Hoehne also used the building for hardware and storage until it was sold several years ago to Joe Tolaney. Recently Bruce Sautebin purchased it with the purpose of tearing it down and to have the lot landscaped.

Nov. 1902 The deal was closed Monday by which David Shanks, Jr., son of Mrs. Mary Ann Shanks, becomes the owner of the meat market formerly owned by Vic Hendrickson, he buying the building and lot, fixtures ans stock on hand. He took possession Monday noon, with Frank Pfeifer in charge as butcher. Dave's many friends will be glad to see him engage in business at home. He is steady and reserved and is somewhat familiar with the business, his father having been at one time engaged in the same business and was a good cattle buyer and he himself having worked for Mr. Hendrickson for some time formerly. Here is for success to Greenwood's youngest business man! Greenwood Gleaner--Nov. 27, 1902

27 JAN 1881 Frank, the butcher, says he don't care whether it freezes or thaws. He has at least fifty tons of the best beef ever dressed in Clark County, which he can and will keep until he gets his price. By the way, Frank is one of the neatest and best butchers in the county. Clark Co. Press Clipping--Jan. 28, 1881

 

 


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