History: Town of Beaver, Organizations
Contact:  Helen Vater Blaha
Email:  feasantman@pcrpros.net

Eighty-eight-year-old Paul Gloudeman of Loyal, WI stopped by to visit this morning and brought me a photo of the Beaver baseball team of the late 1930's. Pictured (from left to right) are, in the front row, Ervin Kollmansberger, George Bloomfield, Harold Kollmansberger, Paul Gloudeman, and Wallace Plaman. In the back row are Roy Pipkorn, Lawrence Walters, unkown, Victor Delo, Allen Luber, and Delmond Johnson.

Mr. Gloudeman said that he, a Vogel boy, and George Bloomfield organized the team. The young men graded their own ball field on North West Life Insurance Company land in Section 9, on the south side of what is now Starks Road, west of K Corners, in the Town of Beaver. The Beaver team played against Thorp, Braun Settlement, Greenwood, Atwood, and the Loyal Blackhawks. Paul said World War II dispersed the team members and ended the games. When I commented about the uniforms, Paul said they ordered sweatshirts for about thirty-nine cents each from a catalog, and Paul and his mom sewed the letter B on each shirt.



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