News: Granton Locals (31 Mar 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Hart, Wonser, Knorr, Lindsey, Beil, Davis, Burdick, Riedel, Downer, Kimball, Rausch, Morris, Witte, Trimberger, Hubing, Boomer, Rinehart, Raymond, Berg, Finnegan, Rath, Baer, Gerzemehle, Bartz, Beeckler, Breseman, Marg, Stallman, Kemmeter, Roehl, Reiff, Dudei, Hankey, Jenz, Zwick, Schmoll, Osgood, Prange, Pischer, Hollenbach, Kuechenmeister, Lowery, Stillman, Babcock, Schroeder, Meyer, Smith, Winn, Berg, Chitwood, Eubanks, Heck, King, Lastofka, Kurth, Scholtz, Yankee, Converse, Wright, Neinas, Braatz


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) March 31, 1911


Granton News (31 March 1911)


Geo. and Fred Hart Sundayed at Marshfield


E. R. Wonser made a business trip to Osseo, Monday.


Mrs. Knorr will leave today for a short visit at Madison and Milwaukee.


Roy Lindsey took the 11 a.m. passenger train here Tuesday for Minneapolis.


Mr. A. W. Beil did interior decorating at W. S. Davis’ and in the Frances Burdick house, last week.


F. D. Riedel arrived home Thursday morning from a 7 week trip to Pacific coast points.


Last week Neil Downer bought the A. J. Knorr "Reliance" automobile, a five passenger car.


Lloyd Kimball has a position as clerk with the Knorr-Rausch Hardware Co.


J. F. Morris and son Walter of Wales are visiting at Levi Morris’ since Wednesday.


Creamery and dairy butter at Witte’s


We saw John Trimberger down town Wednesday morning for the first, since his broken leg last fall.


A farewell party was tendered Emil Hubing at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hubing Tuesday evening. Emil is leaving for his new home at Athens next day.


J. Boomer and family left here yesterday with household goods for Sycamore, Ill., where they go again to take up their residence.


Mr. and Mrs. Will Rinehart have taken up their abode with Mrs. Augusta Riedel since Tuesday.  Ross Paulson purchased the Rinehart house and the same is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Raymond of Christie.


Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Berg, the Misses Emma Kimball and Lena Riedel, Chester Finnegan, Dr. and Mrs. Rath and the Baers were among the Grantonites who saw "the Rosary" at the Neillsville opera house Thursday evening of last week. The play was greatly enjoyed by all.


Ernest Gerzemehle has been alarmingly ill since last Friday.


Mrs. Wm. Bartz spent Wed. morning with friends at Marshfield.


Mrs. Kearney Davis was at Neillsville between trains on Wed.


Mrs. C. E. Beeckler spent last Saturday with friends at Neillsville.


Miss Elsie Breseman came home from Altoona Tuesday.


Mrs. Wm. Marg of Marshfield is visiting her daughter Mrs. Ernest Gerzemehle, since Wednesday.


Arthur Stallman is visiting Philmore Kemmeter at La Crosse since Tuesday.


Mrs. Carl Roehl and son William came home late last week from their visit to Jefferson County relatives.


The Ladies Aid of Rev. Reiff’s parish will meet with Mrs. Bruno Dudei next Wednesday.


A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hankey, Wednesday morning.


Mrs. Anna Jenz of Chicago arrived here Wednesday to visit her sister Mrs. Fred Zwick.


Mrs. August Schmoll and daughter Norma spent Saturday with Mrs. Amelia Davis in Town of Fremont.


Word was received here early this week by friends that Mrs. Leroy Osgood of Lentz, Oregon, is alarmingly ill with sugar diabetes and a complication of diseases.


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Prange and Mrs. W. J. Davis left Wednesday morning for Sheboygan County on a visit to relatives.


Mrs. Henry Pischer came home from Eau Claire where she had been visiting her sister Mrs. Bertha Pischer, as of last Friday. She reports her sister to be alarmingly ill.


Mrs. Geo. Hollenbach accompanied her husband home from the Marshfield hospital, Wednesday.  George has practically recovered from his recent operation followed by pneumonia and expects to be entirely well within a short time.


Clemens Kuechenmeister who suffered such a serious injury to one of his feet several weeks since has quite recovered the full use of the injured member, again.


Mrs. Maggie Lowery and her four children of Richland Co., have been visiting at Chas. Lowery’s the past two weeks, waiting for her husband to move up and get settled on their Jackson County farm near Black River Falls.


Dr. W. D. Stillman stopped off here on his way from Waupaca to Madison last Saturday and spent the day among friends.


Chas Babcock spent some time here this week assisting his son-in-law Ed Schroeder to get the lumber yard in shape for speedy and safe handling of its products.


Fire destroyed the farm house of Louis Meyer in Town of Washburn last Friday night.  Most of the household goods were also consumed by the flames. It was a log house and without insurance.


The Misses Vera Beeckler, Marion Smith, Ruby Winn and Mrs. Hugh Berg entertained the L. O. F. H. Club last Friday evening at the Beaver Hall.


Wm Chitwood and son Stephen after a weeks visit at Ferdinand Chitwood’s in Fremont, returned to their home in Richland Center, on Tuesday.


Miss Elinor Eubanks is at St. Paul since Saturday in the millinery department of the Emporium.  Mrs. Morris accompanied her up and returned home Sunday. 


News reached us from Madison that Lynn Knorr had been elected as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honorary commercial fraternity of the University of Wisconsin; requirements for admission being an average of 89 for three years.


Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Heck who for the past two years were occupying the Homer King farm north of here will vacate same next week, as they have rented the Martin Lastofka farm near Neillsville.


Richard Kurth and family are since Friday, residents of the Town of Grant, having moved from their home farm in Lynn which they have owned and occupied for the past 20 years onto the Aug. Scholtz Sr. farm recently purchased.


Lightning on March 21, 1911, struck the east end of Otto Yankee’s house in the Town of Lynn, damaging it in the sum of $33.50, that being the amount recovered from the Lynn Insurance Co. with which said company he was insured.  Otto at that time of the accident was in the sugar bush some distance from the house while his wife with the baby in her arms sat in a rocking chair in the room most damaged. All escaped personal injury.


In a letter received here from a friend of the late Edward Converse, with whom the latter had made his home for several years past, is told in plain words the sorrow with which the hearts are filled of those who knew him best while at Knox, N. D.  They speak of him as a young man of promising character and ability. To be taken away out of their midst was felt by them as keen as if they had lost their own brother. It speaks of his habits as a model young man, the plans he had made for the coming summer, among them being the taking up of a homestead.  But it is only another lesson in mortality and it reminds us of the fact that we are all born to die.


Another of Granton’s numerous burglaries took place Monday night.  John Wright and Charles Neinas are the victims this time.  While they were sleeping someone who evidently wears a number seven shoe entered their residences and relieved their pants of all their small change, amounting to about $4 in each case. John was the first to discover the theft for when he arose the next morning he found his trousers lying on the kitchen table near an empty pail which the evening before contained a quart of milk.  This is the third time within a year that Mr. Neinas had been visited by this undesired caller.  It is getting high time that a trap is set for this individual and if caught, no mercy be shown him whatever.


For Sale - Several hundred bushel of very good 1909 seed oats. Inquire of Richard Braatz, Granton R. 3


For Sale - A family driving horse, eight years old, sound automobile broke. For particulars inquire at this office



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