News: Granton Locals (16 Feb 1906)


Surnames: Zwick, Kelpin, Grobe, Sternitzky, Bertholds, Gaden, Beeckler, King, Deutsch, Wolff, Tucker, Schlinsog, Franz, Hantke, Winkler, Mabie, Opelt, Cramer, Stallman, Davis, Murray, Tompkins, Smith, Soles, Marsh, Cox, Cole, Winter, Eunson, Paulson, Bishop, Lowe, Kintzele, Storm, Pickruhn, Morris, Martin, Knorr, Luethe, Finnegan, Barton, Murphy, McLane, McCarty, Osgood, Kurth, Burdick, Moh, Robinson, Beatty, Fulwiler, Fraser, Grabe, Foemmel, Rowe, Huff, Schwarz, Happe, Baker, Lyons, Schmidt, Hughes, Kuechenmeister


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  02/16/1906


Mrs. Fred Zwick went to Milwaukee Sunday night.


Aug. Kelpin and Fred Grobe of Chili transacted business her Friday and enjoyed the dance that evening.


Mrs. Albert Sternitzky was a Neillsville visitor between trains on Saturday.


Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gaden were over from Lynn and in attendance at Friday night’s dance.


E.A. Beeckler was quite ill early this week, confined at home with la grippe.


Mrs. H.A. King has been very ill this week, having pleurisy and threatened with pneumonia.


Gus Deutsch and Ira Wolff of Neillsville visited friends here and enjoyed Friday night’s dance.


A.H. Tucker went to Marshfield Saturday afternoon on a several days visit to his son who resides there.


Adolph Schlinsog and daughter Martha returned Monday evening from a 2 weeks stay and visit at Milwaukee.


A.F. Franz, Supt. Of the county farm, transacted business in town Friday.  We acknowledge a pleasant call.


Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hantke entertained a company of relatives and friends at a delightful six o’clock supper Friday evening.


Tressie Winkler of Marshfield came over Friday and was a guest of Dora Stallman until Saturday afternoon.


Mrs. Albert Mabie and sister Miss Addie Davis drove to Loyal sat. and spent several days with relatives there.


Mr. and Mrs. Max Opelt drove over from Lynn Friday and while Max looked after some business affairs, Mrs. Opelt visited friends on Elm Street.


Mrs. Cramer of Reedsburg, who had been on a 10 days visit to her brother James Murray, left for home Monday morning.


James Murray, who has been very ill with pneumonia for the past two weeks, is reported to be much better.


Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Davis expect to start for Oklahoma next Tuesday, going on an extended visited to their daughter Mrs. Hal Cole.


Mrs. J.M. Tompkins started last week Thursday on a several weeks visit with relatives at Rhinelander and Luck.  Earl Marsh is assisting at the post office during her absence.


A young man, a Mr. Smith of St. Paul, took the train here Monday to return there after having been here and in attendance at the funeral of his sister, the late Mrs. Sidney Cox, who resided near Greenwood.


Dr. F.A. Soles of Spencer was here early Monday morning, having been called professionally.  Doc has grown a beard and has it trimmed in a van dyke.  It so changed his appearance that he was mistaken by some of his nearest friends at the depot here for a Philadelphia lawyer.


Martin Winter, who for the past 15 months has made his home here with his daughter, rsm. Ernest Hantke, left Friday morning for a several months visit and sojourn among relatives at Appleton, Black Creek and other places, expecting to return here in September.


W.S. Davis bought another horse of Robert Eunson last week.  This is the second horse Scott has bought of Eunson this winter.  Scott claims that this one can go some and that there’s no horse in Granton that can beat her, but Ross Paulson says he’ll show Scott that he is way off there.


Miss Mabel Bishop of Greenwood and Miss Florence Lowe of Neillsville were here on business Tuesday.  If the girls could have secured the renting of a good piano for an evening, the Misses Lucy Lowe and Mabel Bishop would have set the date for a musical treat for we hungry Grantonites. 


John Kintzele went down the line Monday on a business trip.


Wm. Storm has secured the services of Chas. Pickruhn as bartender.


Mrs. Chas. Beeckler canvassed in Lynn last Friday.  She reports good success.


Little Lee Morris is quite ill, though much better than on Monday and Tuesday.


Mrs. Martin, an elderly lady of Neillsville, spent several days of last week here at James Finnegan’s.


Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Knorr returned home Saturday morning after a week’s trip to Milwaukee and Chicago.


Mrs. Louis Hantke of Neillsville was a guest of friends here Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.


Thermo Luethe transacted business here Monday, same being in regard of the fowl product.


The best thing out - an aching tooth.  See Dr. Stillman about it though before taking this advice.


Louie Barton, sister Victoria, Bridget Murphy and Katie McLane were among the young people of Christie who were over Friday.


Almon McCarty and Myron Osgood spent Monday at Kurth scaling and loading logs for shipment to the Roddis Veneer Co. of Marshfield.


The dance at the opera house given by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hantke last Friday night was a very social, pleasant affair, and well attended.


Mrs. Burdick make bread, rolls, pies and cookies to order.  Give her a trial.  You will be please with her baking.


Mr. and Mrs. Smith took the train here for their home at Union Center Tuesday morning after a 6 day visit here with Mrs. Smith’s brother, William and his family.


L.E. Moh, Henry Sternitzky, John Robinson and Herb Beatty took Tuesday morning’s freight for the county seat, going down on business bent.


Geo. and Jessie Fraser of Chili came over Friday afternoon in time for the dance.  Geo. returned home Monday morning, while Miss Jessie is spending the week with her friends Miss Dora Stallman.


Tuesday evening about 8:30, as Israel Fulwiler sat by the stove taking off his shoes preparatory to retiring for the night, he was attracted by sounds upstairs which he at first attributed to the cat in play; but upon investigating he saw the whole chamber was on fire.  His son Amos and family were living with them and Amos’ little son Dale confined to bed with pneumonia.  The old gentleman seemed dazed with the discovery of the fire and ran about out of door barefooted for an hour and a half with his shoes in his hands.  Neighbors had great difficulty to retrain him from rushing into the burning building and perishing.  The sick child was removed to Ernest Grabe’s, a neighbor, and after a deal of coaxing the old gentleman finally consented to go there, though not until his feet were badly frozen.  Most of the small things downstairs were saved.  The range and cream separator were too cumbersome to move in haste, and were burned.  Israel Fulwiler and family have accepted the hospitality of Levi Fulwiler and family on the Smither’s place until such time as they can rebuild, while Amos Fulwiler and family have gone to Wm. Rowe’s.  Mrs. Fulwiler father’s for the balance of the winter.  There was no insurance on the house or contents and the loss will be keenly felt.  Wm. Foemmel circulated a subscription paper early Wed. morning and should anyone be desirous of giving and be missed with the subscription paper, they will do well to see or call up Wm. Foemmel by phone.  Don’t withhold a donation because it’s small, give where it will be appreciated.


An epidemic of heavy colds is going around.


Chas. Beeckler was on the sick list early this week.


Mrs. Huff spent the latter part of last week in town.


Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Guk were guests at Chas. Neinas’ Saturday.


Mrs. S.G. Schwarz visited at C.A. Happe’s Tuesday and Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis’ little daughter Caroline is very ill.  Dr. Schwarz is in attendance.


The Circle met and were entertained on Wednesday at the C.E. Beeckler home.


The little son of Mr. and Mrs. James Baker was reported as seriously ill early this week, but at present writing he is much better.


Who said anything about Lions, yes, Roy Lyons.  He is the most popular man in Granton, truly the lion of the village.  He got 10 valentines by post on Wednesday.


Washington ’s Birthday comes next Thursday.  Remember the big dance.  Whitcomb’s Orchetra will dispense the music and the Forest House the supper.  A good time is guaranteed.


Mrs. Sidney Cox, well known to many of our readers as Annie Schmidt, died at her home near Greenwood of consumption last Monday.  She leaves a husband and two children; boys aged 6 and 2 years respectively.


Thos. Burdick is having sand hauled and dumped upon his garden plot.  He expects to show us what a little "sand" will do next summer.  We are much afraid for want of sand, our plot will be for rent.


James and Mike Hughes Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Clemens Kuechenmeister, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hantke were some of the Ridge folks who visited friends here Friday.



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