News: Granton Locals (23 Mar 1906)


Surnames: Huff, Hantke, Marsh, Baer, Beecher, Soles, Butler, Tucker, Rose, Garvin, Snyder, Marsh, Reeg, Thompson, Brickendorf, Hornbeck, Raymond, Wolff, Flynn, Lowe, Wolff, Kemery, Davis, Wage, Rausch, Baer, Wonser, Winn, Smith, Schnare, Hart, McCart, Garbush, Gilman, Beeckler, Dresden, Brooks, Pickruhn, Nanstad, Cattenach, Paulson, Breese, Schier, Sutherland, Drake, Peterson, Gerber, Handt, Hoganson, Robinson, Kemmeter, Johnson, Keddel, Lapp, Neinas, Hass, Wheelock, Wage, Braatz, Phair, Breed, Budge, Albrecht, Lee, O’Neill


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  03/23/1906


Mrs. Huff visited with town friends here on Friday and Saturday.


Mrs. Ernest Hantke transacted business at Neillsville on Friday.


Mr. and Mrs. S.M. Marsh and son Hallam drove out and visited relatives here Sunday.


Mrs. F.J. Baer spent the latter part of last week at the county seat engaged with abstract work.


Miss Lulu Beecher visited at Dr. F.A. Soles’ in Spencer Tuesday and Wednesday.


Mrs. Butler of Beaver Dam, who has been visiting at A.H. Tucker’s for some time past, returned home on Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Rose returned last Friday from a several weeks visit and sojourn at Eau Claire.


Fred Garvin of Loyal was seen on our streets Saturday and Sunday, enroute to and from Neillsville.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Snyder and children went to Neillsville Sunday for a visit with relatives, returning the next day.


Messrs. Jos Marsh, Wm. Reeg, Louis Thompson and John Brickendorf, all of Marshfield, were here the first of the week hunting wolves.


Miss Beulah Hornbeck, who has been very ill, was able to walk over to town Sunday morning, the first time in two weeks.


Miss Edna Raymond of Christie visited relatives here Saturday and Sunday.


Geo. Wolff drove out from Neillsville Sunday and pleasantly while away a few hours with Granton friends.


Mr. and Mrs. H.V. Kemery of Marshfield came over Saturday eve for a visit with friends and to attend the mask ball that evening.


Miss Hope Marsh and her friend Mr. Reese came over from Marshfield and attended the dance Saturday night, returning to Marshfield on Sunday morning’s train.


For fine watch, clock or jewelry repairing try the Granton jeweler.  All work guaranteed strictly first class.  While his prices may not be the lowest, they are as low as is consistent with good work.  Give him a trial, he will please you.


Messrs. T.D. Wage, S.R. Davis, S.L. Marsh, W.S. Davis, E.R. Wonser, Dan Rausch and F.J. Baer attended Masonic Lodge at Neillsville last week Thursday.


Mrs. W.S. Davis and children went to Neillsville last Saturday morning.  W.S. Drove down the next day and joined them there, bringing them home that evening.


Earl Winn unearthed a mother fox and nine young ones last week Thursday.  He succeeded in capturing all of them and is richer by the bounty on ten foxes.  A good day’s work.


Chas. Smith of Detroit Lakes, Minn., who has been visiting at L.E. Schnare’s, left for home on Monday.  Will McCart and mother left on Tuesday.


Geo. Hart and daughter Essie drove over and visited at Humbird the latter part of last week.  Harry Hart, Fred’s 17-years old son, who suffered the misfortune to lose part of a foot while jumping off a moving freight train 4 weeks ago today, is reported as doing nicely, though confined at home.


He is keeping up with his studies and expects to graduate with his class in June.


Mrs. Arthur Garbush representing summer was awarded the first price at the mask ball Saturday night.  Ethel Finnegan in beautiful white garlanded with shamrock was awarded second prize, and her brother Cheater, her consort, who in white duck suit with cane, a natty white straw hat, patent leather shoes, etc. presented much the appearance of a Yankee dude in summertime, carried off 3rd money.


Noble Downer, Henry Williams and L.A. marsh returned Saturday from their prospecting trip in Indian Territory.  They were favorably impressed with the appearance of the country and the opportunities open there.  It is an assured fact that this is only the first of many such trips for Mr. Marsh, who is agent for a considerable acreage of the territory’s lands and he will go again in May, if not earlier.


Mrs. Truman Davis visited at John Breese’s Saturday and Sunday.


W.H. Gilman transacted business here on Tuesday.


Vera Beeckler took Friday morning’s train fro Chili, where she went to visit her sister Tessie.


C.B. Dresden of Neillsville and a brother of his from Bismarck, N.D., transacted business here late last week.


H.J. Brooks, a traveling salesman for the liquor traffic, transacted business in town last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pickruhn and daughter Arvilla drove out and spent Sunday at John Schier’s in the town of Lynn.


Mrs. Chas. Nanstad and little Isabelle spent several days of last week here with relatives and friends.  Chas. drove down from Christie for them on Sunday.


John Cattenach and family, who for several years past have resided on the Ross Paulson farm here, leased Mrs. Hans Paulson’s farm at Nasonville and moved there on Tuesday.


Walt Sutherland and family, and the Messrs. Geo. and Nathan Drake expect to leave for the glorious west tomorrow.  Sutherland’s destination is Tacoma, and the Drake’s Portland.


John Peterson of Wilson, who for weeks past has been here engaged with scaling the W.H. Gilman lumber, completed the work and left for his home Monday evening.  His next work is at New Richmond.


R.C. Beecher and family moved into town this week and are now cozily settled in the Ross Paulson hosue which was vacated on Tuesday by Adolph Hoganson and family.


Fred Gerber is busy with hauling lumber for the building of his new home, work on which will be commenced just as soon as weather permits.  He, with men and teams, will make some trips to Marshfield this week for lumber which he has there in the dry kilns.


Mrs. Wilhelmina Handt, who is seriously ill, is reported as being no better.  All of her children are at home with her with the exception of the oldest daughter whose home is in North Dakota.  Mrs. Handt has many near and dear friends who are ably assisting her children in the care of her.


Miss Bertha Robinson, a milliner from Black River Falls, was here last week looking over the town with a view of locating here and opening a millinery store.  She made arrangements for the rooms over the P.J. Kemmeter store and will be here and open up a new stock of millinery goods there on Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. Noble Johnson of New York set out on their return home Tuesday.  Mr. Johnson is a railroad engineer with a home in New York City.  They were accompanied by Mr. Johnson’s mother, Mrs. Nancy Johnson, who goes to Sidney, Pa., on a visit to her aged mother who lives there and is very ill.  Mrs. Rhoda Drake will look after Mrs. Johnson’s home during her absence.


One of the best literary and musical entertainments which have ever come to the city of Neillsville will be the Ripon College Glee Club.  This is one of the largest and most successful Glee Clubs in the Northwest and this year has better talent than ever before.  Among the specialties will be a reader, Mr. David Thomas, and Edgar H. Zobel, trombone player.  The program is said by experts to be the best ever attempted and is sure to please.  Tickets are now on sale at Sniteman’s store.  Remember the date.


A year ago last fall Steve Keddel secured permission of Ross Paulson to go onto one of his lots and erect a dwelling house with the understanding that Keddel was to buy the lot as soon as he was able.  Keddel put up a little shanty and moved his family into it, but he has never been able to pay for the material used in the construction thereof and was obliged to dispose of the building to his creditors.  He and wife had parted, but his wife and son continued to live in the house and though notice was served upon them time and again to vacate, she as often refused and the first opportunity to eject her came on Tuesday, when she, in company with Mrs. Josephine Lapp had driven to Neillsville.  The opportunity seized upon, her goods set outside and another family moved into the house, thus summarily vacated.  Mrs. Keddel and son have taken up their residence temporarily with Mrs. Josephine Lapp.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Neinas drove out and visited at Wm. Albrecht’s Sunday.


Rev. P.H. Hass has a call to Petersburg, Australia, and is yet undecided as to whether to accept or not.


H.L. Wheelock left here Wednesday for Holly, Colorado; whither he goes on a prospecting trip.


The T.D. Wage home has recently undergone decided improvements.  Henry Braatz did the work.


Henry Hubing is a sufferer from sawmill work.  He had his thumb severely sawed in the Lautenbach mill on Tuesday.  Dr. Schwarz dressed the injured member.


Mrs. Phair and six-year-old daughter Alice of Winnipeg arrived here Tuesday for a several weeks visit at P.J. Kemmeter’s.  The ladies are sisters.


Mrs. Gusta Breed lost her house by fire Wednesday morning, the chimney burning out in the high wind set fire to the building which was consumed.  A goodly portion of the household goods were saved however.


W.P. Budge reports having 13 lambs early Wednesday morning, the first of them coming March 17, was named after the illustrious Saint and will henceforth be known as St. Patrick.


Ernest Lee left here last week Thursday for New York City, whither he goes for a carload of blooded stock which he will take across the continent to San Francisco.


The Circle will meet at the church again next Wednesday afternoon and serve a hot six o’clock supper to all who desire.  Everybody is cordially invited to attend.


April 3rd ye voter will be given a chance to vote for our esteemed friend and neighbor Judge James O’Neill, the non-partisan candidate for Associate Justice of Supreme Court.  Write your friends that they do not overlook this matter.



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