News: Withee (10 Aug. 1900)

Contact: Duane Horn


Surnames: Nielsen, Johnson, Vooleen, Meek, Baxter, Bingham, Paulsen, Rubardt, Smith, Hansen 

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner‏ (Greenwood, Clark County, Wis.) 10 Aug. 1900 

County News




People of good judgment predict that the country around Withee will draw more people in years to come than the old settlers ever imagined. Almost daily we see landseekers coming in. We are especially glad to notice that it is the very best class of people. Danes and Germans chiefly, who make this place their home. In a few years, when the woods have been cut down, this country will have changed its appearance altogether. It will be mapped with small farms, the riches of a nation.


We have three saloons but no churches, except the Danish which is situated in the outskirts of the town. It is the sincere wish of the Christian people here, that we will be able to build one in the near future.


The foundation to the new drug store which Dr. C. S. Nielsen is having built, is laid.  In a few days the carpenters will be at work with hammer and saw.


The Danish school led by Student N. C. Nielsen of Des Moines, Iowa, is having a fairly good attendance. It will close in about two weeks.


Mr. J. Johnson, of the Reliable Tea Co., Chicago, who has been here with his wife and daughter and a relative, Marguerette Vooleen, visited friends, left for home last Friday.


A. I. Meek has been elected school clerk in the place of Mr. Baxter, whose term had expired.


It seems as if the God of rain has been out on a spree. He is giving us the rain now which we ought to have had two months ago. The farmers, however, manage pretty well to get their hay in store in fairly good condition. It is costly stuff this year.


A boy and a girl were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bingham last Thursday, both the mother and children are doing well.


We understand that we will have a creamery soon, which will be a creamery proper when sufficient milk can be had. This country is very suitable for dairying, which will be proved if taken hold of right.


P. A. Paulsen's mill is kept busy planing at present.


There have been a great many visitors up here from Chicago during this summer. Mrs. M. Rubardt, daughter of Rev. A. S. Nielsen, left here with her two little girls last Wednesday, Aug 1, for Chicago, after a two month's stay.


Walter Smith is erecting a cottage on the lot north of his home. We understand it will be the home of his parents now at Longwood.


C. R. Hansen who had his barn with hay burned up a couple of weeks ago, had posted a card of thanks at the post office. The people in and around Withee and Owen have contributed freely, both in money and hay. Mr. Paulsen has promised to saw for another barn free of cost. Such deed speak well of a community, "a friend in need is a friend indeed." 



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