News: Granton Locals (1 Jul 1910)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Page, Grasser, Kintzele, Rausch, Witte, Beaver, Mundt, Kidd, Hart, Tompkins, Ure, Kurth, Krumrey, Brown, Thomas, Stockwell, Baer, Neinas, Bauman, Walters, Fraser, Moldenhauer, Campbell, Eilert, Beeckler, Morris, Crego, Davis, Beardsley, Reiff, Davies, Zorn, Schoengarth, Campman, Tiewald, Pierrelee, Tradup, Steinbach, Tyler, Williams, Dougherty, Fradenburg, Rose, Schmitz, Kutsche, Fraser, Opelt, Christenson, Ross, Ennis, Dietrich, Kraetsch, Strey


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) July 1, 1910


Granton Locals (1 July 1910)


Organ for sale; inquire of W. W. Page.


Mike Grasser’s house has a new coat of paint.


Mrs. John Kintzele is on the sick list.


103 in the shade Wednesday and no prospect of any relief


Dan Rausch and the Editor autoed to Marshfield Tuesday eve.


Fresh fruit at Witte’s for the 4th.


Geo. Beaver made a business trip to Marshfield Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mundt of Marshfield, Sundayed at Norman Kidd’s.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hart and son Roy spent Sunday at Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls.


Fred Tompkins of Rice Lake spent a few days early this week with his parents.


Geo. Ure went to Colby Monday in the interest of the Lynn Insurance Company.


Arthur Kurth came home from Green Bay last Monday after an absence of about one year.


All good things at Witte’s for the 4th


Mrs. C. Krumrey of Neillsville visited Mrs. Laura Brown Tuesday evening.


Mrs. F. S. Thomas of Lisbon, N. D., and Miss Ethel Stockwell came Thursday for a several days visit with their sister, Mrs. Baer.


Mrs. Chas. Neinas and daughter Lydia spent Wednesday and Thursday at Geo. Bauman’s in Marshfield.


Mrs. Otto Walters and little son Wilbur visited at Geo. Fraser’s Tuesday and is spending the balance of the week at Chili.


Mrs. Michael Moldenhauer went to Tripoli Wednesday to visit her daughter Adeline.


The Mesdames Will Campbell of Seattle, Wash., and Will Eilert of Fresno, Cal., spent Wednesday here with Mrs. Baer.


Mrs. C. E. Beeckler was at Chili between trains on Wed.


Miss Jessie Morris sets out on a two months visit to relatives near Des Moines, Iowa, today.


Miss Elinor Crego came home last Friday from a long visit with relatives at Menominee.


A good 35 and 40c tea, special at 28c a pound at Witte’s


Mrs. Hale Davis gave a party Tuesday evening for her sister Myrtle Cole.


Mrs. Will Eilert of Fresno, Cal., with her sister, Miss Delia Beardsley spent Tuesday afternoon here with their brother, Otis Beardsley.


Good ammunition at Witte’s for the 4th


Next Sunday, July 3, Lord’s Supper will be offered at Rev. Reiff’s church at services at 10 a.m. sharp.


Mr. and Mrs. Davies and daughter Elizabeth after a several days visit here at Wm. Zorn’s left for their home at Minneapolis on Monday.  Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Zorn are sisters.


Mrs. Herman Schoengarth in company with her cousin Mrs. Will Campman of Neillsville left Monday morning for Glendive, Mont.; the former to join her husband and the latter on an indefinite visit to her parents who reside there.


A new lot of nice patent slippers for children, Misses and Ladies, All Men’s white canvas slippers at 70c, regular price at $1.00.  All Ladies’ canvas white slippers $1.25 and $1.50 kind at 95c a pair at Witte’s


The body of a man with the head and one arm cut off was found on the track between Chili and Yolo by the local freight crew Thursday morning.  The man, whose name was Chester Tiewald, was formerly employed in the furniture factory in Neillsville.  The man’s home was in Viroqua.


Read the advertisements


Miss Victoria Pierrelee came home from Milwaukee late last week.


Mrs. Mat Tradup suffered with bronchitis early this week.


Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Steinbach and children were at Neillsville between trains Wednesday.


Albert Davis left Thursday morning for the northern part of the state where he is buying ship timber for a Canadian Company.


Fred Tyler went to Marshfield Tuesday to meet his wife and children who returned that day from a several weeks visit with relatives and friends in Sheboygan County. 


Henry Williams, Mrs. Oscar Dougherty and Mrs. Willis Williams went to Warrens, Wis., Wednesday noon to attend the funeral of a cousin.


Mrs. Bert Fradenberg came over from Humbird Tuesday with her little nieces Lenore and (blank).  Hart who had been there on a visit.  Mrs. F. returned home that evening. (Note: this above line seemed a bit mixed up).


The annual school meting for Joint District No. 4, towns of Grant and York will be held at the school house next Tuesday evening, July 5.  Officers are to be elected and the usual amount of business will be transacted.  All interested in school affairs are requested to attend this meeting.


Mrs. Laura Brown came home last Friday from a several weeks’ business and pleasure trip through Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana.  She made a homestead entry on a quarter section of land seventeen miles from Billings, Mont., and expects to leave here in September or October for a fourteen months continuous sojourn upon her homestead.


A delightful surprise party was tendered Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rose Monday evening, the occasion being their tenth wedding anniversary.  Many useful and worthy articles in tin were presented the bride and the best time imaginable had by all present.


The furniture factory at Neillsville was destroyed by fire Tuesday night.  This is a severe loss not only to the owners, but to Neillsville as well, as it was practically the only source of employment there. It is doubtful if the factory will be built up again, and if not, the several hundred men who were at work there will have to seek new employment elsewhere.


A goat in harness caused a run-a-way Sunday morning.  Peter Schmitz and his father-in-law Mr. Kutsche drove into town that morning and when near the church the horse took fright and became unmanageable, throwing the occupants out of the buggy, damaging the latter considerably, Schmitz escaped unhurt, but Kutsche was picked up unconscious with two bad scalp wounds.  He was able to drive home in the afternoon.


Geo. A. Ure of Lynn and John P. Kintzele of the Town of York, who are candidates for nomination for Clerk of the Court and Register of Deeds for Clark County at the primaries to be held on September 6, 1910, were visitors in this village last Saturday.  They are both strong candidates. They were on their way to Thorp to attend a meeting of the American Society of Equity. - Loyal Tribune


A large barn on the B. F. Fraser farm near Loyal was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning. The origin of the fire is unknown, but a fire at present is nothing to be wondered at.  We have had no rains in this part of the country for nearly three weeks and things are beginning to dry up everywhere.  The utmost precaution should be practiced in regard to fires.  Last week a blacksmith shop, house and barn were destroyed in Lindsey and it was only through the combined efforts of the entire populations that the village was saved from destruction.


Max Opelt is making extensive celebration at his park at Lynn.  Among other attractions such as ball game, dance in the afternoon and evening, fire works, he has made arrangements with Company A of Neillsville to pitch tents there that day for a days’ outing.  The boys will march as far as Granton Sunday and spend the night here, proceeding to Lynn the next morning.  With a celebration here and at Lynn the people in this vicinity ought not to be lonesome that day.


L. N. Christenson’s mill at Redville near Withee was destroyed by fire about two weeks ago.  The mill was formerly located at Chili and removed from there to Redville some two years ago.  The fire originated near the smoke stack and although it was discovered when it first started it spread with such rapidity that the mill including dry kilns was destroyed within a short time.  Mr. Christenson has many warm friends in this part of the country who will join the Editor in sympathizing with him in his misfortune.  We understand the mill will be rebuilt.


Dr. Ross and family returned Sunday morning from their vacation trip to Green Bay, Milwaukee and numerous Sheboygan County points. They made the entire trip in their auto without any mishap whatever.  Dr. S. A. Ennis who was here looking after Dr. Ross’ patients during his absence left that same night for his house, Milwaukee.  During his stay of only two weeks duration the doctor captured the friendship of all whom he came in contact with and those who have had occasion to employ his services have only the highest praise for him both as a physician and as a man.


Mrs. John  Dietrich last week received a message from Fillmore, Wis., that her sister Mrs. Arthur Kraetsch had died there.  In regard to her death we read in the West Bend "Beobachter" the following account: "Through the explosion of a bottle containing wood-alcohol Mrs. Arthur Kraetsch, who lives one mile north of Fillmore, came to a terrible death.  She was engaged in getting supper and used alcohol from a bottle to heat up the gasoline stove, but forgot to close the bottle and when she set a match to the stove and explosion followed.  With her clothes burning she ran out into the yard where her husband was at work.  He tore part of the clothing from her body and succeeded in extinguishing the flames, but the unfortunate woman was burned so bad that late in the evening she passed away. The husband in his efforts to help his wife received such severe injuries about his hands and face that he had to be taken to a Milwaukee hospital."


The deceased was 36 years old and leaves a husband and 4 children, her father Edward Strey, 3 sisters, Mrs. John Dietrich, Emma and Mathilda, and 5 brothers, Edward, Ben Rob, Albert and William.



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