News: Granton Locals (7 Jul 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Wright, Kemmeter, Tyler, Flint, Grasser, Huff, Pietenpol, Horn, Wittkamp, Sultrecht, Hart, Lowe, Lockman, Sherman, Downer, Riedel, Rathke, Chapel, Cole, Goebel, Knorr, Toptine, Montgomery, Kurth, Trader, Osgood, Brooks, Holmes, Moench, Smith, Tufts, Tompkins, Fulwiler, Rausch, Schroeder, Wonser, Baer, Kleinschmidt, Schlinsog, Morris, Viergutz, Breseman, Berg, Mahn, Ure, Gorden, Chadwick, Roil, Dietrich, Bolton, Pearson, Kimball, Davis, Teatz, Stanton, Crevecour, Steele, Merrill, Seif, Smallney, Wiesner, Strey, Reiff, Zielsdorf, Kemena, Hayden, Lee, Hiles, Martin, Peters, Hantke, Cook, Kuechenmeister, Curtis, Moh, Neinas, Doughty, Hogenson, Rose, Ross, Winn, Amidon, Groves, Campbell, Dennis, Scholtz, Lawson, Hallock, Eisenhart,


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) July 7, 1911


Granton Area (7 July 1911)


Vernon Wright is home from Eau Claire since Friday.


Mrs. P. J. Kemmeter spent Friday afternoon at Marshfield.


A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tyler Thursday night.


Mrs. P. J. Flint is quite under the weather these days.


Miss Mary Grasser enjoyed the Fourth at Wausau.


Mrs. M. J. Huff spent the first half of the week here among town friends.


Floyd Pietenpol left for Rice Lake Sunday night on a week’s absence.


M. M. Horn of the Neillsville Overall Mfg. Co. transacted business here, on Monday.


Arthur Wittkamp and Fred and Will Sultrecht came home on Saturday from Almond.


Chas Hart, Sr. went to Humbird Saturday on a 2 months visit with his son, Norman and family.


Fred Hart and family autoed to Osseo and spent Tuesday with relatives at that place.


Mrs. Chas Lowe and daughter of Duluth are here on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Lockman.


Mr. and Mrs. Jess Sherman of Nasonville spent Sunday at Joe Downer’s.


Fred Riedel came home on Monday from his visit to his sister Margaret at Ashland and his brother Henry at Cayuga.


Notice - The Lord’s Supper this coming Sunday at Mapleworks at 10 a.m.; Rev. S. Rathke


Geo Hart and family autoed to Moon, Sunday.  They stopped at Marshfield and took Mr. and Mrs. Chas Chapel of that place on with them and brought them home for a few days visit.


Leonard Cole came home from Appleton Wednesday evening.


Paul Goebel’s have a new daughter since Saturday.


Mr. A. J. Knorr went to Appleton on business Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Newton Toptine came down from Athens Saturday on a weeks visit hereabouts.


Mrs. Orren Montgomery and two youngest children went to North Freedom last week Thursday on a two weeks visit.


Miss Elsie Kurth came home on Saturday from a 4 days visit with relatives and friends at Eau Claire.


Mrs. Joe Trader and little son Gerald of Fall Creek came Monday to spend the week at Gene Osgood’s.  Mr. Trader came and spent the 4th with them.


Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Brooks autoed out from Neillsville Sunday and with Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Holmes enjoyed a picnic supper in the Geo Brooks grove near Lynn.


Rev. Leo Moench of Clintonville joined his family here on Monday and will spend the week here with them.


The Frank H. Smith family of the town of Lynn is entertaining guests from East Cudahy since Saturday.


W. S. Tufts and wife autoed down from Withee Sunday for a visit with J. M. Tompkins family.


Mr. A. P. Fulwiler drove in Saturday and met his mother who came home that evening from a several weeks visit at Faribault, Minn.


The A. J. Knorr, D. S. Rausch, Ed Schroeder, E. R. Wonser and R. J. Baer families autoed out and spent Sunday picnicking at Yellow River near Marshfield.


Mrs. Fred Kleinschmidt of Nasonville came home from Coloma Saturday.  Her nephew Arleigh K. Smith who accompanied her home will remain a month.


Miss Hulda Sultrecht came home from Sparta Saturday.  Her married sister who was Louise Sultrecht came up from Dubuque, Iowa, Saturday.


A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schlinsog, Tuesday afternoon.


E. R. Wonser went to Two Rivers Wednesday on a several days business trip. 


Mrs. I. W. Morris and daughter Elinor were Marshfield visitors Wednesday.


Otto Viergutz left Wednesday for Canada to join his 3 brothers who are having employment there.


The Misses Lydia and Martha Breseman after a several days visit at home returned to Neillsville Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas Chapel after a several days visit here returned to Marshfield on Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Berg, Asa Mahn, and the Misses Vivian Ure and Clara Gorden spent Tuesday at Wausau.


Thomas Chadwick an old and well known settler of this county died on his farm in the Town of York last week.


The Misses Millie and Lizzie Roil of Wadsworth, Ill., cousins of Mrs. John Dietrich are here spending the week with her.


Miss Eva Bolton of York drove over Wednesday and met a Miss Pearson who came up from La Crosse that day on a visit.


The Misses Gertrude and Clara Kimball arrived from Minneapolis early this week on a visit at the W. S. Davis home.


Notice - Commencing July 5th I will be in Granton with my stallion Fridays only of each week.  Robert Teatz


Notice - Highest market price paid for all kinds of poultry delivered at the car at Granton, July 24th.  John Stanton


Ernest Crevecour has completed a large and roomy porch on the east side of the A. J. Knorr residence.


Mrs. Thos Steele, her youngest daughter and the Misses Flossie Merrill, Tena Seif and Anna Smallney came over from Neillsville and spent Tuesday and Wednesday at Chas Wiesner’s in Lynn.


Miss Emma Strey of Milwaukee and Miss Matilda Strey of Minneapolis, sisters of Mrs. John Dietrich have been visiting her since some time last week.


Rev. Reiff of this place, Rev. Zielsdorf of Nasonville and Rev. Kemena of Loyal left Wednesday for Oshkosh where they are attending Lutheran Synod which convenes there this week.


Don’t grumble if your paper is not always flush up to the high standard of your ideal.  Charitably remember that no editor is capable of getting up quite as good a paper as you could yourself.


Mrs. Louis Hayden and children came home on Wednesday from a visit at Merrillan.  Oscar Lee a brother of Mrs. Hayden’s accompanied them up for a visit at the Hayden home.


Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hiles and their 2 children after a visit between the John Hiles and J. A. Martin families left here Wednesday for their home in Chicago.


Mrs. Anna Peters and daughter Emma of La Crosse have been visiting the Robert Kurth, Louis Hantke, Sam Cook, Clemens Kuechenmeister and Otto Hantke families since Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Curtis and daughter went to Marshfield Thursday morning on a visit to relatives.  Dewitt returned the same day, while Mrs. Curtis and daughter expect to stay a few days.


L. E. Moh has good reasons for wearing the smile he does since Tuesday, for on that day the stork left at his home a fine baby girl.  Mother and baby are doing nicely.


Just received a car of Big Diamond first patent spring wheat flour which can be had at $4.80 a barrel at Chas Neinas’ Warehouse, Granton, Wis.


Oscar Doughty went to Grand Rapids last week Thursday and returned on Saturday accompanied by his wife who had been absent for the past 3 weeks visiting, between Milwaukee and Grand Rapids.


Adolph Hogenson and son Harley went to Black River Falls Sunday on a weeks visit among relatives.  Mrs. Hogenson and the three little girls joined them there on Monday; they, to make a two weeks visit, before returning.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas Hiles of Omaha, Neb., arrived here last Saturday and remained until Thursday visiting the John Hiles and J. A. Martin families.


Willie Wittkamp honorably discharged from the U. S. regulars came home from Fort Snelling Saturday.  He has spent much of the past 3 years in Texas and will be glad to remain in good old Wisconsin now for a while.


The A. J. Knorr, E. R. Wonser, W. D. Rose, Dr. P. M. Ross, D. S. Rausch, Ed Schroeder, W. Winn, G. E. Amidon and F. J. Baer families were among the Grantonites who enjoyed the hospitality of the M. W. A. and R. N. A. at York Center, Tuesday.


H. B. Holmes received notice last Monday that he has been drawn for the grand jury of the United States Court which will convene at Eau Claire July 13th and remain until all the cases are disposed of. This is the second time in two years that Mr. Holmes was drawn for this jury.


Mrs. B. F. Groves and her brother-in-law Geo. Groves came up from Sheboygan County last Saturday on a several weeks visit between the W. D., Geo Rose and Geo. Campbell families.  Mrs. Groves is a sister of W. D. and Geo. Rose and Mrs. Campbell, whole Mr. Groves is a brother of Mrs. Geo. Rose’s.


Granton had a real quiet and sane Fourth this year.  Many of its inhabitants went either to Chili or Lynn to spend the day, others went to York Center to help the Modern Woodmen pass the day in a real sociable and enjoyable way in Dewitt Curtis’ woods.


The usual number of deaths by accidents were recorded in the metropolitan appears on July 5th.  Every year the same tale is told.  There is only one way to avoid this, and that is by having firecracker-less, skyrocket-less, cap-pistol-less celebrations.


The base ball game played in Dennis’ field last Sunday between the M. W. A. team of Nasonville and the Granton regulars resulted in a victory of the latter by a score of 5 to 6. The game was interesting from start to finish and considered as the best played here this season.


There was certainly one big afternoon at the John Dietrich home last week and that was when Miss Anita with the help of 14 of her school mates celebrated her ninth birthday which was topped off by the nicest kind of a birthday supper a little girl that age could have.


The annual school meeting for this district was held last Monday evening, and although it was largely attended everything went off very peacefully and quiet.  Chas Brooks was elected clerk for the ensuing year and Chas Neinas director for three years.  It was left to the school board to confer with the state superintendent in regard the Drewery affair, and also in continuing or discontinuing certain grades.


The Mapleworks congregation held its annual meeting July 4th, in the forenoon. Two new members joined the congregation; Mr. Viergutz and Mr. Scholtz.  Four collectors were elected who are to collect about $300 among the members for the purpose of buying school desks in the parochial school and general church improvements.  The congregation is slowly but surely growing and prospects are good. In the afternoon, part of the congregation had a quiet but delightful picnic, with music on the Mapleworks picnic grounds.


The house on the H. Lawson farm north of here, known as the Norman Hallock place was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon between 4 and 5 o’clock. The house was occupied by Henry Eisenhart and family who are in Mr. Lawson’s employ.  During the afternoon Mr. Eisenhart wanted to please his children by shooting off a few fire crackers, after which the family went to eat their dinner, and while thus engaged they discovered the roof of the house to be afire.  The flames spread with such rapidity that within a few minutes the whole house was wrapped in fire.  Nearly all of the family’s effects which were meager to begin with, were lost. The building was larger than the average farm house and well built.  It was insured for $800 with Lynn Mutual Fire Insurance Co.



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