News: Granton Locals (2 Jun 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Davis, Ure, Neinas, Witte, Dietrich, Welch, Hankey, Deutsch, Enhelder, Hoover, Klein, LaPrairie, Lavey, Stewart, Ide, Lastofka, Fuller, Rueth, Sternitzky, Shepherd, Winn, Montag, Marg, Lee, Kurzrok, Sitts, Opelt, Finnegan, Berg, Downer, Schlinsog, Osgood, Case, Poate, Warlum, Beeckler, Kemmeter, Grasser, Goebel, Niles, Rondorf, Wage, Marsh, Rose, Winter, Zielsdorf, Bealer, Pietenpol, Nonhof, Tucker, Osgood, Ross


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) June 2, 1911


Granton Area (2 June 1910)


Fred Davis will ship calves from here next Tuesday.


Miss Vivian Ure was an over Saturday guest of friends here.


Miss Emma Neinas visited at her uncle Charles’ here, Monday.


Good butter at 18 and 20 cents a pound at Witte’s


A bright baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Dietrich last Sunday morning. (Note: It did not say, boy or girl!)


Mrs. Mable Welch went to Spence last Saturday and made an over Sunday visit to relatives.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hankey had their baby daughter christened Frances Esther, last week.


Gust. Deutsch went home Tuesday to help celebrate one of his dad’s birthdays.


Wool bought at the highest market price a Witte’s


Notice - All parties indebted to me for service fee are requested to call at the Farmers State Bank and settle their accounts.  Willis Enhelder


Mrs. Joe Hoover and baby Sadie of Wausau came Tuesday for a visit at D. Klein’s.


Glen LaPrairie of Brotherton arrived here Monday on a visit at Frank Lavey’s.


Mrs. Stewart came over from Chili Monday for a two weeks stay with Miss Abbie Ide.


I will ship cattle, calves and hogs from Granton Tuesday, June 6th, 1911.  M. L. Lastofka


John Hoover of Wausau after a weeks visit here left for home last Friday.


John Fuller though still indisposed, is gaining over the indisposition.


For Sale - A registered Shropshire Ram; inquire at the farm of A. Rueth at Heathville.


Miss Anna Sternitzky came home Tuesday from a six weeks stay at Mosinee.


Mrs. Shepherd and daughter, Ethel of McCord came Tuesday for an extended visit at Guy Winn’s.


Mrs. Elsie Montag and little son came home on Tuesday evening’s passenger train from a 4 day visit with friends at Marshfield. 


Gust Marg and little daughter went to Neillsville Wednesday.


The annual school picnic will be held in Ell Lee’s grove today, Friday. Everybody is invited.


Miss Flora Kurzrok has been home and up and about the house for the past week, convalescing nicely.


Mrs. Chas Sitts enjoyed a visit from a brother and sister from Richland County last week.  They left for home, Tuesday.


Max Opelt will give a dance at his bowery in Lynn Saturday, June 3rd.


Mrs. James Finnegan and daughter, Mrs. Hugh Berg spent Tuesday with Neillsville friends and attended the Memorial services.


Mr. and Mrs. Al Downer and son of Rhinelander arrived here Monday on a visit to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Noble Downer.


Mrs. Louis Schlinsog found a pocket book last Friday containing a small sum of money.  Owner may have same by calling at this office.


L. B. Osgood and daughter Mrs. Case, and Frant Osgood went to Arpin last Monday to visit relatives.


Will Poate and Pete Warlum came over from Neillsville Monday to do some plumbing work in Lammers Cheese Factory.


Mrs. C. E. Beeckler left for Milwaukee Friday. She will be absent 10 days, visiting relatives at Milwaukee, Waldo and Chippewa Falls.


Philmore Kemmeter having completed this year’s course of study in the La Crosse Business College has returned home Saturday.


The afternoon passenger train changed time Monday. The 1:45 p.m. arrives now at 2, and the 3:50 arrives now at 4:50.


Miss Mary Grasser arrived home on Tuesday morning from a several months sojourn at Oakes, N. D., where she was engaged in millinery work.


John Goebel’s new barn was struck by lightning during Saturday’s bad storm, and seriously wrecked.


Glen LaPrairie and Herbert Niles after a several days visit at Frank Lavey’s left on Wednesday for Fargo, N. D.


Mrs. Joe Rondorf left for Rochester, Minn., Wednesday, where she goes for medical advice.  She will spend a day with a son in Minneapolis while enroute.


Tom Wage is having a handsome new kitchen added to his home.  L. A. Marsh is doing the work.


Geo. Rose goes on crutches since Wednesday when he suffered a painful injury to his right foot while house moving that day.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winter and two children of Random Lake came up Saturday and remained until Tuesday evening at his brother Henry Winter’s.


The Geo. Rose and Chas Neinas families drove to Arpin last Saturday to spend Sunday with friends. They were caught in the heavy storm Saturday afternoon.


Miss Mollie Grasser left Oshkosh some two weeks since for Spokane, Wash.  She has since accepted a position at Medical Lake, Wash. in a school for the feeble minded and writes that she finds her work pleasant and remunerative.


The Children’s Day picnic by the Fremont German Lutheran Church of which Rev. Zielsdorf is pastor will be held in Bealer’s grove Sunday, June 11th.  Dinner will be served on the grounds. Everybody invited.


The medicine show company is still with us and is giving nightly performances at the opera house. The attendance is quite large because the shows are free, but their medicine sales are rather small.  We don’t mean to say that their medicine is no good, but money is exceedingly scarce and no one cares to buy medicine or anything else for that matter, unless absolutely necessary.  And if in case of real sickness a doctor is needed we politely tell him to charge it until we get out next milk check.


The John Pietenpol family had a somewhat exciting run-a-way last Sunday evening at about 11 o’clock, while on their way home from a visit at Al Nonhof’s.  When near the Tucker Cheese Factory the horses took fright and becoming unmanageable led out in the wildest gallop.  Near the Frant Osgood farm they kicked themselves lose from the surrey and pulled Mr. Pietenpol over the dashboard who hanging to the lines, finally managed to bring them to a halt.  He returned with the team to where the surrey was left.  Holding the horses by the head he told his son Bernard to hitch the tugs and while the latter was thus engaged was kicked in the side by one of the horses and severely injured.  Dr. Ross who was immediately called to attend him found that nearly all of the ribs on one side were knocked lose from the back bone and that he also received internal injuries in the vicinity of the liver. At this writing the boy is improving nicely. They rest of the family are none the worse for their experience.



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