News: Lindsey (21 Nov 1913)




Surnames: Gusner, Hahm, Tilton, Nelson, Opelt, Burt, Ulbricht, Haertl, Hegge, Elwood, Ketelle, Broker


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 11/21/1913


More fine mild weather after a cold snap allows farmers to do more fall plowing and husking corn.


This section of the country around Lindsey is receiving at influx of new settlers; three new parties have purchased land during the last week.  We understand that one purchased the Hegge place, on the Elwood place and the other an 80 of P. Ketelle.


Mrs. Gusner, who recently moved here from Chicago and located in the Hahm house, expects to move out on his farm the last of the week.


Your correspondent failed last week to state that P.J. Tilton went to Chicago in company with Herman Hahm.  Mr. Hahm’s brother Gustave also accompanied them.  P.J. and Herman returned Saturday.


P.J. Tilton is building the foundation on which he will move the building formerly used for the meat market, locating it further north on the same lot.  Ed Nelson is doing the mason work.  The building will be occupied by the post office.


Geo. Burt’s baby, which was so sick with pneumonia, is reported better at this writing.


Mrs. Will Opelt had sufficiently recovered to go to her mother’s from the hospital at Marshfield Saturday and returned to her home Sunday.


All the talk about Lindsey these days is regarding the post office.  Mrs. Beulah Ulbricht, received the appointment as post-mistress.  After sixteen years of holding down this position by Mr. Broker, this news came to Lindsey like a thunderbolt out of a clear sky.  Former years so many efforts had been made by different options to bring about a change but all to no avail until it had seemed to become recognized by the people and by the incumbent that it was a fixed thing so that the people, seemingly, had become reconciled to fate.  But like it is so many times the unexpected happens, so it was in this case.  So it is not to be wondered at that such an event in the history of a hamlet like Lindsey will bring forth so much comment.  No wonder that work is being carried on with such push and effort to prepare the new quarters as speedily as possible, and that it is the talk of a big demonstration dedication of the  building and a banquet to celebrate the occasion which occurs only once in a score of years.  The event from now on is and will be one to afford material for conversation for many days, months and perhaps years to come.


Ed L. Haertl was a passenger on the outgoing train for Wausau on Wednesday.




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