News: Granton Locals (4 Aug 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Marks, Witte, Eubanks, Schmoll, Amidon, Chapel, Hart, Steele, Klein, Kimball, Pietenpol, Youmans, Davis, Kihn, Wage, Sweeting, Lawson, Hughes, Timmer, Beeckler, Snyder, Pickett,  Danforth, Zorn, Von Berg, Altenburg, Delano, Noyes, Jensen, Neinas, Prange, Frickholm,  Groves, Lautenbach, Breseman, Norman, Brooks, Ure, Meisenheimer, Zwick, Woodworth, Free, Burdick, Berg, Mahn, Harvey, Martin, Winn, Wierman, Woods, Converse, Lapham, Tompkins, Serfling Riedel, Morris, Starks, Johnson, Canfield, Knorr, Wonser, Rausch, Baer, Marsh, Ober, Page, Dickinson, Short, Striegler, Bergeman, Doughty, Gall, Opelt, Ross, Finnegan, King


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) August 4, 1911


Granton Area (4 August 1911)


Richard Marks of Chicago is the new clerk at H. C. Witte’s.


Miss Elinor Eubanks went to St. Paul late last week.


Aug. Schmoll is suffering with ivy poisoning since Saturday.


An accident case for $2.00 at Amidon’s Drug Store


Chas Chapel Sundayed here with his wife in the Geo. Hart home.


Mike Klein arrived here from Chicago Tuesday morning on a visit to his father, Wm. Klein.


The Misses Gertrude and Clara Kimball left for St. Paul again on Sunday.


Ruth Pietenpol is home from the Marshfield hospital since Sunday. She is convalescing nicely.


Mrs. Nettie Youmans and daughter Viola spent Thursday of last week at the W. S. Davis home.


Gwendolyn Kihn came down from Park Falls, Saturday on an extended visit at T. D. Wage’s.


Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Sweeting and youngest child came down from Marshfield Saturday evening and made an over Sunday visit at Henry Lawson’s.


Dan Hughes, principal of the Waldo School called on Mr. and Mrs. Timmer at the C. E. Beeckler home, Saturday.


Fancy dairy and creamery butter at Witte’s


Mrs. Emery Snyder and baby after a visit at C. E. Beeckler’s left for their home at Escanaba, Mich., on Friday last.


Mrs. Earl Pickett after a six day visit at E. A. Beeckler’s went home on Monday accompanied by her sister, Miss Bessie Beeckler.


Nice fancy shelf paper for 5c and 10c at Amidon’s Drug Store.


Miss Danforth of Omro is visiting at Wm. Zorn’s since Wednesday.


Mrs. M. Von Berg and daughter Lydia of Galena, Ill., arrived here Wednesday for a visit at John Altenburg’s.


Mrs. S. Delano and Mrs. Chas Noyes came over from Humbird Wednesday for a visit at Fred Hart’s.


A tiny baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Jensen Tuesday night, but survived only a few hours.


New Apples at 50 and 75c a bushel at Witte’s


Oh how good!  The little Wm. Penn 5c cigars at Amidon’s Drug Store


Mr. and Mrs. Chas Neinas went to Grand Rapids Tuesday to attend a friend’s wedding.


E. D. Prange is enjoying a visit from his brother Walter and sister Minnie who arrived here from Sheboygan Falls last Tuesday.


Henry Timmer of New Holstein joined his wife here at the C. E. Beeckler home last Saturday for an over Sunday visit.


Paul Frickholm of St. Paul came down last Week Wednesday and remained until Saturday a guest at the W. S. Davis home.


Mrs. B. F. Groves of Plymouth who is here on a visit among relatives went to Neillsville Saturday and made an over Sunday visit with friends.


Mrs. Julius Lautenbach and three youngest children returned home to Neillsville Saturday evening after a four days visit at Phillip Breseman’s.


Mrs. Norman came down from Lac du Flambeau a week ago Friday and after a weeks visit at Irvin Brooks’, her father’s, left for Chicago Friday evening.  Mr. and Mrs. Norman are now residents of Chicago.


Clerk of Court Geo. Ure spent Tuesday night here attending a directors’ meeting of the Farmers State Bank.


Mrs. Meisenheimer and two children are here from Milwaukee since Wednesday visiting at her uncle, Fred Zwick’s.


Ruth Woodworth and Beth Free drove over from Neillsville and spent Wednesday afternoon between friends here and at Lynn.


Mrs. Frances Burdick after spending a week, between this place and Chippewa Falls with her daughter Mrs. C. E. Beeckler left for her home at Seymour, on Saturday.


Hugh Berg and Asa Mahn were guests at the W. S. Davis cottage at Dells Dam Tuesday night. They were down on a fishing trip.


Mrs. Ann Harvey of Sechlerville came up Tuesday for a couple days visit at her nephew John Martin’s.  She left for Bradley on Wednesday to visit a son at that place.


Mrs. Wierman of Waldo who has been here on a several weeks visit with her sister Mrs. Henry Lawson left for her home again Tuesday morning.  The latter accompanied her as far as Marshfield.


Mrs. Woods after a two months visit between relatives at Osseo and Augusta returned here to Free Converse’s Tuesday. She expects to leave for her home in Minneapolis early next week.


Mrs. Charles Lapham and daughter Marjorie left last Friday for their home in New York City.  Mr. Tompkins accompanied them as far as Merrillan.


The Misses Amanda and Meta Serfling of Plymouth after a couple weeks visit here between the August and Fred Riedel families left for Marshfield Tuesday to spend a few days with friends there.


Mrs. I. W. Morris joined her daughter Miss Elinor Eubanks at St. Paul Wednesday.  Miss Elinor probably underwent a surgical operation there yesterday. 


Mr. and Mrs. Dan Starks and two children of Scranton, Penn., arrived here Thursday morning from Denmark, Nebraska on an extended visit between Mrs. Olney Johnson, Justin Johnson’s and Mrs. Eva Canfield’s.


A harvest dance will be given at the Granton Opera House Saturday evening, August 5.  Music is to be furnished by the second Regiment Orchestra of Marshfield. Dance tickets, $1.00, supper tickets 50c per couple.


The A. J. Knorr and E. R. Wonser families left Monday morning in their respective autos for Waupaca Lake where they expect to spend about two weeks. The Dan Rausch and F. J. Baer families will leave for that place tomorrow morning and spend Sunday with them.


Webb Winn and family have vacated the Harry Ober house and have moved into the Page house.  Mr. and Mrs. Ober are expected to move back to Granton in the near future owing to Mrs. Ober’s serious illness and her wish to be here that she may be near her attending physician.


Chas Hart and Miss Nettie Dickinson both of Marshfield rode two handsome saddle horses home from here Sunday, being the same Charlie bought at Menominee last week and which with the aid of his brother Harry he had brought across country, reaching here all O.K. the evening before.


Rice Davis of Arpin was a Granton caller Sunday.


Pure, wholesome whole wheat and graham flour at Witte’s.


Mrs. john Short died at her home in Shortville last Thursday and was buried at Neillsville Monday morning.


Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Prange had a narrow escape from being shot while sitting at the dinner table Tuesday noon. A bullet shot from a 22 caliber rifle entered the dining room window, clearing their heads by only two inches and buried itself in a wall.  Whether it was a stray bullet or directed there purposely is a mystery.


Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Striegler of Fall Creek arrived here late last week on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Bergeman.  Mr. Striegler returned home again on Wednesday while his wife will remain for a more extended visit.  The ladies are sisters.


Mr. Ralph Doughty, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Doughty of this place and Miss Bertha Gall of Brook were married Wednesday, August 2, 1911 at the home of the bride’s parents.


Max Opelt’s team had another one of its numerous run-a-ways just as they were coming into town last Sunday.  When near the Union Church the surrey, which was occupied by a bunch of young people, tipped over and the occupants were spilled out.  The horses freed themselves and after running about town were caught in Doc Ross’ front yard.  The buggy was somewhat damaged, but otherwise no harm was done.


Our boys were trimmed up by the Marshfield "Tigers" last Sunday by the score of 3 and 8.  Some think it was Granton’s poor playing that caused the disaster, but we say it was dog gone hard luck and would recommend that the size of the ball be increased considerably.  To make matters still worse the Marshfield pitcher had the faculty of putting some of our good players out of business.  Kearney Davis was struck on the head, Chester Finnegan nearly had his back broken and George King had the stiffness taken out of his left leg.  Next Sunday we will see another good game between Nasonville and Granton on the home diamond.



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