News: Granton Area (1 Sep 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Knute, Breseman, Garbush, Reichert, Ebert, Klein, Krause, Dankemyer, Goebel, Gerzemehle, Schlinsog, Davis, Pierce, Shaw, Paulson, Beeckler, Lautenbach, Huntley, Lawson, Anding, Breseman, Schroeder, Babcock, Hollenbach, Neitzel, Ure, Smith, Dost, Amidon, Williams, Ayers, Gress, Morris, Witte, Kunde, Nasland, Garbisch, Hubing, Huff, Hartson, Brooks, Simons, Winn, Handt, Mallory, Stillman, Snyder, Bear, Riedel, Feldmaier, Guk, Kintzele, Neinas, Wood, Knorr, Burrill, Northup, Wischulke, Berg, Burdick, Voigt, Rausch, Roberts, Eberhardt, Marth, Hayden, Reiff, Ohlragge, Kapp, Rathke


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) September 1, 1911


Granton Area (1 September 1911)


Mrs. Knute spent Monday with friends at Neillsville.


Miss Elsie Breseman is entertaining boils these days.


Fred Garbush was at Neillsville Monday.


L. A. Reichert of Chili took dinner here with his ma, Monday.


Rudolph Ebert of Chili was in town Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. D. Klein went to Marshfield, Wednesday.


Miss Clara Krause spent Tuesday and Wednesday with friends at Chili.


Mrs. Fred Dankemyer of Chili was here between trains on Tuesday.


Miss Clara Goebel spent Sunday at home and returned to Neillsville Monday.


Nice line of Roger Bros. 1847 sterling silverware on display at Amidon’s Drug Store


Mrs. Gerzemehle and daughter Manda spent Sunday at Adolph Schlinsog’s.


Mrs. Hale Davis and baby Robert went to Minneapolis Tuesday on an extended visit among relatives.


Fred Pierce came up from Merrillan Tuesday on a couple days visit with Lawrence Davis.


Clyde Shaw submitted to another operation on his left leg last week; had the calf removed.


Mrs. Shaw and children have taken possession of the Frances Burdick house.


Ross Paulson returned from South Dakota last Tuesday with another carload of horses.


Miss Bessie Beeckler goes to Sheboygan this week.  She will teach in the city schools there this year.


Miss Ella Lautenbach came home from Milwaukee last Friday.


Milton Huntley is working for Henry Lawson since Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anding came up from Altoona Sunday, for a visit at Phillip Breseman’s.


Miss Elsie Breseman was given a surprise party Tuesday evening, a pleasant birthday affair.


Mrs. Edward Schroeder and children went to Neillsville Wednesday for a few days visit at Chas. Babcock’s.


The Misses Violet Hollenbach and Laura Neitzel visited at Geo Ure’s Wednesday.


Miss Effie Smith after a weeks stay at Geo Huntley’s left for her home at Stevens Point last Sat.


Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Dost are home from the west and have again taken up their residence in Milwaukee.


If you want to make a nice wedding or birthday present see the line of silverware at Amidon’s Drug Store


The Misses Elenora and Alfrieda Williams made a business trip to Neillsville Monday.


Mrs. L. L. Ayers went to Neillsville Tuesday evening on a couple days visit.


Mrs. Oscar Anding came home on Tuesday from a 4-days visit at Sherman Gress’ in Neillsville.


Miss Jessie Morris came home from Rice Lake late last week to accept a position in the H. C. Witte store.


Mrs. Bertha Knute and daughter Elva came up from Milwaukee Sunday on a weeks visit between Henry Krause’s and other relatives.


Mrs. Henrietta Kunde of Milwaukee, well known hereabouts, died at her home there two weeks since.


Miss Lydia Breseman went to Neillsville Monday evening on a several days visit to her sister Martha.


Mrs. Louise Nasland and daughters, Clara and Rose came up from Chicago last Friday on a several weeks visit at John Garbisch’s and other relatives.


Chas Hart, Sr. after two months stay with relatives at Humbird came back Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ayers left for Menomonie, Mich., on Wednesday’s midnight train.


Mike Hubing came home on Wednesday from a visit to relatives at Athens.


Mrs. Will Huff and children arrived here late last week. They expect to remain until spring.


Mrs. Norman Hart and daughters came over from Humbird Wednesday for a few days visit among relatives.


Miss Helen Anding went to Neillsville on a several days visit to her sister Mrs. Sherman Gress.


Henry Hartson autoed down from Greenwood today and Mr. and Mrs. Geo Brooks went home with him on a short visit.


Miss Edith Simons of Humbird came over Thursday and remained until Saturday evening a guest of Miss Bertha Winn.


The Misses Laura Gerzemehle and Lillie Handt were over Sunday guests in the August Lautenbach home.


Wilson Mallory and family of Stevens Point spent Sunday here among friends, returning Monday morning.


Dr. Stillman on his way from Duluth to Waupaca stopped off here Monday morning to shake hands with old friends.


Loren Snyder came down from Duluth last week to visit his parents in Neillsville and to call on his many friends hereabouts.


Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bear and 3 children of Waldo are here since Sunday visiting between the E. A. and C. E. Beeckler and Henry Lawson families.


Alvin Reichert returned home Tuesday evening from a several weeks pleasure trip which included visits at various southern state points and also some time in Michigan.


Mrs. Augusta Riedel visited Marshfield relatives a couple days late last week. Since Sunday she has been here caring for Mrs. T. F. Feldmaier.


Will Guk who was severely scalded last week while threshing, was brought here to Granton last Friday that he might be nearer his physician.  He is getting along O. K.


Miss Ruby Winn resigned her position in the confectionery store Tuesday.  She is succeeded by her brother Byrl.  Miss Ruby will teach in the Kintzele district this year.  Her school is to begin next Monday.


Mrs. Reinhold Guk and daughter Mrs. Wm. Neinas and Mrs. Will Guk spent Wednesday afternoon here with Will and the Chas. Neinas folks.


The Misses Hazel and Vivian Brooks with their little sister Lillian spent Wednesday afternoon with friends at Marshfield.


Haidee and Rex Beeckler, Frank Wood, Shirley Knorr and Jeda Davis are among the Granton young people who will attend high school at Neillsville this year.


State Nursery inspector A. C. Burrill of Madison was here early this week calling on persons who are selling nursery stock and small fruit plants and to provide them with the required license.


Ed Northup suffered the misfortune of having two fingers of his left hand broke while repairing his steam threshing engine, Saturday afternoon.


Wm. Wischulke of the Town of Lynn has his new house, on which he had been working since early this spring, completed and with his family will move into it this week.  It is an up-to-date farm house in every respect.


While speaking of poor roads the other day someone who ought to know told us that if everyone would put in a days work on the road the same as he will work on other jobs when paid for, there would be no occasion to complain of bad roads. This is only too true and we are looking forward to the day when each property owner is compelled to pay his road tax in cash and road making be left to men who will WORK.


A slight frost was reported to have appeared in some parts of this neighborhood Monday night. So far as we can learn, no damage was done to corn or vegetables.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo Hart and son Roy and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hart and two sons and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Berg, autoed to Wausau, Sunday.


T. F. Feldmaier came to town Sunday morning with a smile about three times its normal size.  When asked as to the cause of it, he informed us that the night before the stork had left an 8 pound boy at his home.  Mother and baby are doing nicely.


Sherman Gress of Neillsville with crew started moving Mrs. Gerzemehle’s house last Friday, since which time they have moved it from Mapleworks corner down to and upon its permanent foundation just south of the Burdick home.


Dan Rausch and Herman Voigt of Lynn left Monday night for Milwaukee.  Mr. Voigt has purchased a Ford touring car of the Knorr-Rauch Hardware Co. and the two left for the above named place to run it home.


School will open Monday, September 11th with the following named teachers in charge: Milo Wood of Stevens Point, principal; Miss Myrtle Roberts of Wilton, assistant; Miss Hallie Eberhardt of Camp Douglas, intermediate; and Miss Emma Marth of Neillsville, primary.


Levi Morris and family came home last week Thursday from a weeks visit among his relatives at Waldo, Waukesha and other points in that vicinity.  Levi is suffering with and abscess in his head and on Wednesday went to Marshfield to consult a specialist, concerning the same.


Master Frank Hayden had his sixth birthday, Monday and with a baker’s dozen of his little friends joining him in games and the clearing away of the nice goodies which his mother had prepared, it proved a most enjoyable and satisfactory day.  The youngsters coming home told of the birthday cake with Frank’s name done in raised letters upon the frosting, the best baked beans ever, ice cream and many other goodies. Frank was given a lot of presents which will remain with him as lasting reminders of the happy affair.


The "Missionsfest" of Rev. Reiff’s congregation was a success in every way. Rev. Ohlragge of Seymour and Rev. Kapp of Wausau delivered fine sermons in the forenoon and afternoon.  Although the day was beautiful, the attendance was not as large as in other years, many no doubt being kept away on account of either having a crew of threshers on their farms or else getting ready for them.  The ladies aid served another of their fine dinners which seems to be a great drawing card to people of all denominations.


Sunday evening the young people of the Mapleworks congregation gave a farewell party to Samuel Rathke who has been clerking at Witte’s until recently and who will leave for Springfield, Ill., next Monday, where he shall take up the study for the ministry.  It was as far as we able to judge a delightful affair all around and as it was a token of the good feeling of the young people to their fellow youth, it also made glad the heart of the parents, not only because of the collection that was taken at the close of the celebration.


At a special town meeting last Saturday afternoon which was held for the purpose of considering the new state and highway law, it was voted to raise $400 for the highway fund in order to receive the state and county aid.  It was left to the town board as to the road which should first be improved under this system, but as the law provides that only such roads as would eventually become state roads should thus be improved, it is probable that the middle road be the first on the program. This stretch of highway has for some time been in a lamentable condition and almost unfit for travel, and it is up to the town board to either repair or condemn it.



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