News:  Granton Locals  #3 (5 Jan 1912) 

Contact: Verna (Welk) Quicker 


Surnames: Rose, Lawson, Angel, Garbush, Hubing, Thomas, Scholtz, Schune, Hillert, Cattanach, Schmucki, Beeckler, Stengel, Hertig, Sternitzky, Neinas, Howard, Brooks, Johnson, Eubanks, Ure, Cole, Snyder, Jahr, Hart, Kurth, Lazotte, Ward, Cornelius, Jaseph, Davis, Kintzele, Berg, Short, Dewey, Christensen, Goebel 

----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  1/5/1912 

Harold Rose went to LaCrosse yesterday to attend the Business University at that place. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lawson and their three daughters are expected home tomorrow from a 3 weeks visit at Waldo.  D. W. Angel has been keeping house for them during their absence. 

The mesdames Dora Garbush, Will Hubing, Ernest Thomas, Wm. Scholtz and Adolph Schune and Miss Bertha Hillert were Neillsville visitors, Tuesday. 

Harry Cattanach lost the tip end of one of his fingers in Mr. Schmucki’s cellar door during the New Year’s celebration there, Monday. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Beeckler, George, Bessie, Pearl, Price, Tessie, Ben, Vera, Haidee, Rex, Daphne, just a family composed of an even dozen went to Neillsville Friday and had a family group picture taken. 

The Misses Catharine Stengel and Rose Hertig came over from Marshfield Saturday and stayed until Tuesday, guests at the latter’s maternal grand parents Mr. and Mrs. James Sternitzky. 

Good flour makes good bread, good bread makes good brawn, good brawn makes brave men and loving women.  "Big Diamond" flour makes you all healthy and happy.  Chas. Neinas sells "Big Diamond". 

Miss  Gertrude Howard came home on Wednesday from a five days visit at Loyal. 

Miss Hazel Brooks went back to Minneapolis Monday after a weeks visit here with dad and mother. 

Clara Garbush, Elsie Johnson, Mrs. Chas. Brooks and Miss Elinor Eubanks went to Neillsville Wed. 

Mamie Ure is visiting at her uncle George Ure’s in Neillsville since Wednesday.

Leonard Cole returned to his studies in the Eau Claire Business College, Wednesday. 

Loren Snyder of Duluth spent this week with his parents at Neillsville. 

Ed. Jahr got home from Milwaukee Tuesday.  He spent a couple days with his brother Wesley at Waupaca on his way home. 

Fred Hart got home Wednesday from a couple weeks visit in Canada. 

Hilda Kurth and her sister came home this week from a couple weeks visit with relatives in Milwaukee. 

Joe Lazotte traded his farm known as the Thos. Ward place last week with Chas. Cornelius for the Neillsville Hotel, now run by Sol. Jaseph. 

The other day we received a letter from Lew Davis in which he informs us to send his paper to Helena, Mont.  He also states that he has just returned to civilization again after having spent the past six months on the plains near Babb during which time he has neither seen a church, white man or best girl.  Lew has employment there as government surveyor and Uncle Sam evidently intends to keep him out of mischief. 

At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Farmers State Bank the following officers and directors were elected: Robert Kurth, President; John P. Kintzele, Vice President; W. Scott Davis, Cashier; Hugh Berg, assis’t Cashier; directors: Robert Kurth, John P. Kintzele, Geo.A. Ure, C. C. Berg, A. J. Knorr, Wm. Kurth, W. Scott Davis. 

The Lynn Mutual Fire Insurance Company held its 34th annual meeting at the Granton opera house last Tuesday.  An unusual large attendance was present, in all about 260 policy holders having registered.  The meeting was called to order at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, with John Kintzele acting as chairman in place of the president, J. W. Short, who was sick and confined to his bed and unable to attend the meeting.  The election of three directors whose terms expired that day resulted in the re-election of C. W. Dewey, P. N. Christensen, and Geo. A. Ure.  It was voted to pay John Goebel the sum of 65 dollars to cover the damage done to his barn by lightning last summer while the same was under course of construction.  Mr. Goebel had no insurance on the building at the time, but had always been a member of the company before and after that damage occured.  In allowing Mr. Goebel the above amount, the company merely did an act of kindness which is greatly appreciated.  The secretary’s report shows that there are now in force 4234 policies with a total insurance of $7,503,813.55, with a gain of nearly one million in one year.  The best of harmony prevails among the members, all being convinced that the officers are doing their level best to make the Lynn Mutual Fire Insurance Co. the largest, strongest and most economically conducted company in Wisconsin.  At the directors’ meeting the old officers were re-elected, namely:  J. W. Short, President; P. N. Christensen, Vice President; Geo. A. Ure, Secretary: John P. Kintzele, Treasurer.  The next meeting will be held here again but the date has been changed from the first to the third Tuesday in January.  This will give the committees more time to get their annual reports ready for the annual meeting. 

The meeting of the Cyclone Insurance Co. which was held the following day was not very largely attended.  The officers and directors who served the company to the entire satisfaction of all were re-elected.  The company now has 1081 policies with a total insurance of $1,536,771.00.  It is now six years old and has never made an assessment. 



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