News: Granton Locals (16 Mar 1906)


Surnames: Winn, Schwartz, Davis, Stockwell, Shepherd, Wage, Lee. Wiesner, Converse, Downer, Garbush, Howard, Pischer, Beaver, Gaden, Franz, Eberhardt, Scholtz, Schoengarth, Kemmeter, Schwarz, Wilding, Rausch, Page, Lawrence, Pietenpol, Sifert, Finnegan, Johnson, Ackerman, Donahue, Case, Biter, McLaughlin, Pickruhn, Hubing, Converse, Cole, Crevecouer, Schmoll, Reichert, Ellis, Gibson, Campbell, Royce, Wonser, Cornwell, Daughhetee, Nichols, Lyons, Knorr, Marx


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  03/16/1906


Webb Winn transacted business at the county seat Monday.


Wm. Schwartz transacted business at Marshfield on Wednesday.


The Circle and friends enjoyed a delightful sociable at the church again Wednesday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Romanzo Davis moved into the D.E. Barker house Tuesday.


C.D. Stockwell of Marshfield transacted business here between trains on Tuesday.


Claude Shepherd of Tioga is here spending the week at his uncle T.D. Wage’s.


Ernest Lee, who for months past has been in attendance at the Agricultural College at Madison, returned from there last week.


Mrs. Chas. Wiesner visited relatives here Tuesday.  It is her first trip to town since early in December and her illness with pneumonia.


Kearney Davis has just unpacked a new and complete barber outfit, chairs and office fixtures.  When he gets his new shop he will present a most metropolitan appearance.


Saturday, March 24, is the date which the school building committee has selected on which to let the contract for the erection of the new school building.  Contractors will act accordingly.


A surprise party was tendered Miss Grace Converse at the home of Noble Downer last Saturday evening.  Some 25 young people were present to bid her farewell and wish her a pleasant journey.


John Garbush, Geo. Howard and son Archie, and G. Pischer are some of the North Grant people who are putting up their summer’s supply of ice.  G. Pischer is making preparations for building a large ice house, as he hopes to be able to supply customers in


Mrs. Geo. Beaver and baby went to Neillsville Monday evening for a visit with friends and to attend the funeral of the late Eddie Gaden, which was held there Tuesday morning.  Geo. went down on Tuesday morning’s friend and saw them safely home here that afternoon.


A.F. Franz, Supt. of the County farm, in company with undertaker H.H. Eberhardt of Neillsville, was here Monday with the body of the late Wm. Scholtz Sr., who at the advanced age of 85 years died at the County Farm on Sunday.  The body was taken in charge here by Wm. Scholtz Jr., a son of the deceased, who took it to Colby for burial.


Paul Schoengarth, head sawyer in the P.F. Kemmeter mill, suffered the misfortune to have the little finger of his right hand nearly cut off last week Thursday.  Two other fingers received less serious cuts.  Paul was working with a mitten on and the mitten was caught and the hand drawn up against the saw.  Dr. Schwarze dressed the injured member and it is doing nicely.


Mrs. H.J. Pietenpol’s rag bee of last week terminated in a surprise party for Mr. Pietenpol.  It was a birthday anniversary of his.  The gentlemen were given the hint and joining their better halves at the rag bee early in the evening, gave Hank a thorough surprise.  Delightful refreshments were served about 10 p.m. and with voting Mr. and Mrs. Pietenpol royal entertainers, the early goes set out.  The last of the guests departed shortly after midnight.  Hank was left a substantial remembrance of his birthday in the shape of a chair.


From Mrs. Fred Davis’ poultry account book we gleaned the following facts: For the years 1905, 41 silver spangled hamburghs laid 423 ½ dozen eggs, valued at $61.59, averaging 14 ½ cents per dozen.  Among these hens were 8 which were 8 years old, while the balance were pullets.  In winter they were fed 1 doz. to 14 ears of corn in the morning and 2 qts. Of oats at night, supplemented by feeding raw vegetables (cabbage and mangle wurzels) and oyster shells.  In summer they were fed oats alone.  They were never given poultry food, ground bone or meat scraps.  Value of grain consumed, $18.00, oyster shells, 60 cents, and vegetable, $2.00.  Thus the net profit was about $1.00 per hen.


Fred Davis made a business trip to Chili between trains on Tuesday.


Try our Ruby Kerosene Oil.  Rausch & Page


Vet Marsh transacted business at Marshfield between trains on Monday.


H.H. Eberhardt of Neillsville transacted business here on Monday. 


John Nonhof of Sheboygan returned home on Tuesday.


Messrs. Geo. Beaver and Mike Hubing made a business trip to Loyal late last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pickruhn and daughter Arvilla drove to Loyal Sunday for a visit with relatives.


Miss Grace Converse left Tuesday morning for Tacoma, Wash., where she will secure employment and make an extended stay.


Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Davis returned on Monday from a several weeks visit with their daughter Mrs. Halbert Cole at Newkirk, Okla.  They report trees and vegetation in bud, farmers seeding and enjoying our May weather.


Scissor sharpened at 10 cents per pair and razors honed at 25 cents each.  Satisfaction guaranteed at Kearney Davis Barbershop, Granton, Wis.


We have purchased Geo. Wilding’s stock of lime, cement and plastering hair, and will hereafter be prepared to fill all orders in that line.  Rausch & Page.


Ernest Crevecouer was engaged with finishing work in the interior of the Aug. Schmoll home last week, since which time Ferdinand Reichert has been doing inside painting there.


Mrs. Brout Ellis of Lathrop, Kan., (born Mable Gibson of this place), her 3-year-old-son Leland and sister Kittie Gibson arrived her Monday for a week’s visit at her uncle, Chas. Campbell’s.


E. Royce and family of Marshfield were here visiting Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Wonser one day last week.  Mr. Royce is engaged with Holstein breeding.


Fred Cornwell of Richland Center, who worked here for J.B. Daughhetee last year, came up last Monday to take charge of the Ridge Cheese Factory.


Mrs. Ann Nichols of Melrose carried off the prize at the rag bee last week, an apron which she won by sewing 2 ¼ pounds of carpet rags, winning the prize, though Mrs. Ross Paulson was a close second.


Roy G. Lyons of Merrillan, who for the past year has been here in the employ of the A.J. Knorr Co., left for Two Harbors, Mich., on Wednesday, where he goes to take charge of the hardware department for a large concern.


Mrs. James Finnegan spent Sunday with her friends, Mrs. Mat Marx.


Rev. Siefert will preach here again a week from next Sunday, March 25.


Oscar Johnson was taken seriously ill late last week, symptoms of Bright’s disease.


Miss Clara Ackerman left here late last week for Rice Lake, going for an extended stay, having secured employment there.


Dan Donahue in "cracking" a beer bottle last Sunday had the misfortune to cut his right hand in a serious manner.  He was hastily taken to Dr. S.G. Schwarz’s for treatment.


Mrs. Leonard Case of Madison came up from there Saturday and attended the funeral of her aunt, the late Mrs. Jos Biter of Neillsville that day; arriving here on Monday, she spent a day among friends and left for her home at Madison on Teusday.


Mrs. Gardner McLaughlin, who for weeks past has been at a Madison hospital, returned home on Saturday, considerably improved in health and spirits.


John Trimberger passed his 53rd milestone Sunday and a goodly number of his friends surprise him in the act.  Having had a delightful evening’s entertainment and repairing to their various homes about midnight, wished John many happy returns of the day.



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