News: Granton Locals (17 Mar 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Dennis, Converse, Pischer, Lawson, Beeckler, Dorst, Kemmeter, Page, Hart, Brooks, Ayers, Zschernitz, Coil, Bruemmer, Davis, Henning, Fraser, Roehl, Marsh, Wage, Cornelius, Lowe, Williams, Chapel, Stallman, Hall, Weeks, Schroeder, Connor, Riedel, Kurzrok, Nickel, Kimball, Roscoe, Breed, Chaffin, Sweet, Morse, Doughty, Thiel, Witte, Rausch, Finnegan, Berg


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) March 17, 1911


Granton Locals (17 March 1911)


Eddie Dennis is buying bed quilts, eh? Wonder what that means.


Mrs. Frank Converse came home from a several months visit at Melrose, last week.


Henry Pischer has found a pair of eye glasses which the owner can have by calling at his house.


Maple syrup sugar season is employing the hands and minds of many these days.


The Henry Lawson and C. E. Beeckler families spent Sunday at Mike Dorst’s.


Philmore Kemmeter came up from La Crosse on last Friday’s midnight and made an over Sunday visit.


Milton Page came home late last week from a week’s prospective business trip at Milwaukee.


Mrs. Henry Pischer came home on Friday night’s midnight from a visit to Mrs. Bertha Pischer, her sister, at the Eau Claire hospital.


Mrs. Geo Hart has been very ill and confined at home since last Saturday, though at this writing she is not seriously ill.


Mrs. (Mr.) Geo. Brooks visited his mother at Neillsville a couple days late last week on account of the elder lady’s illness.


Gust Ayers and family and Mrs. Zschernitz spent Sunday at Walter Coil’s.


Herbert Pischer, Frank and Louis Bruemmer left for North Dakota points early this week on an extended business absence.


Albert Davis and his two children came up from Spring Valley last Saturday and will spend some time here with relatives.


Mrs. Herman Henning and daughter Gladys were over from Chili and spent Monday at George Fraser’s.


Mrs. W. S. Davis went to Merrillan Tuesday in response to intelligence of her aunt, Mrs. O. R. Roscoe’s serious illness.


Mrs. Roehl and son William went to Lake Mills Tuesday on a visit to the former’s daughter who resides there.


Messrs. A. B. and S. L. Marsh, Fernando Wage, Chas. Cornelius and Jos. Lowe all of Neillsville wee in attendance at Geo. Williams Sr.’s funeral here last Sunday.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas Chapel came over from Marshfield for an over Monday visit, but owing to Mrs. Geo. Hart’s illness, Mrs. Chapel remains to assist her father with his duties at the store.


Arthur Stallman came home Monday night for a vacation and visit but principally to enjoy the sweetness of a sugar season in good old Granton.


The Don C. Hall Company are giving nightly performances at the opera house here this week.  The company is composed of excellent, clean actors and their plays are witnessed by large audiences every night.


Dr. F. T. Weeks, Dentist, at Forest House Tuesday of each week


Ed. Schroeder has charge of the Connor Lumber yard here again since Wednesday.


Miss Laura Riedel returned to her duties at the Oshkosh hospital Wednesday morning, after a several weeks visit at home.


Mrs. Gottlieb Riedel went to Mendota Wednesday morning to see her daughter who is ill at the hospital there.


Miss Flora Kurzrok came home late last week from a several weeks’ absence in the interest of her millinery business.


The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nickel which was born them last week died Saturday.


W. S. Davis and his sister-in-law Miss Emma Kimball will join Mrs. Davis at Merrillan today to attend the funeral of the ladies’ aunt, Mrs. Roscoe, who died there at six o’clock Wednesday morning.


Mrs. Gusta Breed has been under the doctor’s care for several weeks past and her daughter Mrs. Warren Page has been with her during this time.


Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Chaffin of Ripon, Mrs. Emery Sweet of Tomah, Henry Morse of Warrens, Alfred Doughty of Grand Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Thiel of Nasonville were among the out of town people who came to attend the funeral last Sunday, of the late Geo. Williams, Sr.


Just in a new lot; Men’s trousers, children’s Knickerbocker suits and boys’ long pants suits at Witte’s


The Mesdames Ed Schroeder and Dan Rausch were instrumental in giving Miss Ethel Finnegan a fine linen shower last Sat. night at the Schroeder home, when such beautiful linen pieces were presented as will be materially in evidence in the furnishing of her pretty home today.  After the presentations had been made, light refreshments were served and all present, some 20 ladies opined that it was in all respects a very successful and pleasant affair.


Fred Davis was 47 years old last Monday - Pardon, we meant to say 74 years - and on this occasion the W.S. Davis household arranged for him a stag party by inviting about 25 of his friends to meet and spend the evening with him.  Fred was taken completely by surprise and it took him about ten minutes to realize what that entire rumpus was about.  Fred is apt to get nervous on such occasions and it was probably the cause for his not having very good luck in the fame of Euchre, and it also accounts for his paying 2c above market price for calves the next day.  The evening was whiled away very pleasantly by all present and after partaking of a dainty lunch prepared by Mrs. W. S. Davis the guests wended their homeward way, wishing Fred many returns of the occasion. He as presented with a box of Old Crows and a bottle of William Penn.


The James Finnegan home was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wednesday evening, March 15, 1911, when at 8 o’clock their only daughter Miss Ethel Lillian was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Mr. Hugh I. Berg.


Geo Williams Sr. dead; there passed away at 4:15 o’clock last Friday afternoon at the ripe old age of 84 years, a well known Clark County pioneer who had much to do with the hewing out and building of this town.



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