News: Granton Locals (26 Jan 1917)




Surnames: Handt, Hale, Sneberk, Doede, Lautenbach, Hillert, Williams, Fischer, Winter, Spry, Hales, Page, Gerzemehle, Crandall, Davis, Eberhardt, Wegner, Bradbury, Winn, Bower, Marshall, Thayer, Spry, Steckert, Neinas, Hagen, Viergutz, Beaver, Tompkins, Kintzele, Nonhof, Dietrich, Krause, Trader, Osgood, Burch, Grasser, Kurth, Uthmaier, Rindt, Krueger, Tordl, Shafer, Waterman, Beeckler, Knorr, Wentworth, Knox, Bergeman, Howard, King, Kelpin, Marsh, Bernis, Lawson, Montag, Cook, Pacholdt, Zipfel, Hiles, Fenske, Berg, Glines, Verkuilen, Wallace, Lowery, Bladl, Irving, Winter,  Schwarz, Osgood, Dow, Finnigan, Garbush, Welsh, Meyer, Goetz, Machel, Christman, Knickle, Hoffman, Witte, Baer, Young, Schuelke, Donahue


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 01/26/1917


Paul Handt was at Marshfield Wednesday.


Lucas Hale made a business trip to the county seat Wednesday.


Jos Sneberk went to Marshfield Wednesday.


Ben Doede was at Neillsville on Wednesday.


August Lautenbach and August Hiller were Neillsville visitors on Tuesday.


H.E. Williams and Paul Handt were Chili visitors on Tuesday..


Walter Fischer of Chili was over and had dental work done on Tuesday.


Louis Winter and Jap Spry were Neillsville visitors on Friday.


Mrs. A.W. Hales went to Stanley Friday on a visit to the M. Page family.


Miss Amanda Gerzemehle and Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Crandall visited Neillsville relatives Wednesday.


W.S. Davis, Oscar Eberhardt and Herman Wegner were county seat visitors on Wednesday.


Dr. E.L. Bradbury of Neillsville spent last Friday afternoon here, in attendance upon Mrs. Floyd Winn.


Ernest Bower of Beloit is visiting at Ordie Marshall’s on route 4 since Tuesday.


Mrs. W.J. Thayer entertained the R.N.A. Wednesday evening, last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Homer Spry left for their new home at Crystal Falls, Mich. on Tuesday.


Mrs. Gust Hagen went to Neillsville Tuesday evening on a visit to relatives.


Albert Viergutz went to Neillsville Tuesday and made a couple of days visit among old friends.


Geo. Beaver was at Chili Wednesday.


Frank Tompkins went to Marshfield yesterday.


Miss Mildred Kintzele is on the sick list since late last week.


Mrs. H.A. Nonhof entertained the Circle on Wednesday.


Chas. Dietrich spent Wednesday with old friends at Marshfield.


Miss Emelia Krause arrived home from a two week pleasure trip and visit with relatives in Pemberville, Ohio, and friends in Chicago, Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trader and children Velma and Gerald came from Fall Creek in response to the news of Mrs. Eugene Osgood’s illness last Friday and remained until Tuesday.


Mrs. Harry Burch and little daughter arrived here from Racine late last week in response to the news of her mother’s fatal illness., and Harry joined them here on Sunday.


Miss Mary Grasser went to St. Paul Sunday where she is since engaged with millinery work in a wholesale millinery house.


Mrs. Richard Kurth came home on Monday from a 10 day visit between friends at Unity and the Wm. Uthmaier family at Marshfield.  Her son Hilton came home last Friday.


Mrs. Rindt of Embarrass and her brother Rudolph Krueger of Clintonville are here since Tuesday evening visiting relatives in the Otto Yordl family on route 1.


Casper Schafer of route 4, a patient in St. Joseph’s Hospital at Marshfield is up and walks about the corridors daily since late last week.  He is looking forward to being home soon now.


Mrs. Clark Waterman and baby Helene came over from Chili Saturday and visited at E.A. Beeckler’s and A.J. Knorr’s until Tuesday afternoon.  Clark joined them in their visit at the Beeckler home on Sunday.


Mrs. Sid Davis was called to Grand Rapids last Saturday by the sudden death of her uncle, Wm. Johnson, he who but a few weeks ago lost his wife.  His remains too, were taken to Melrose for burial, and laid beside the body of the wife who preceded him so short time since.  Mrs. Davis returned home on Tuesday evening.


Ruth Wentworth, who was called to Auburn, Ill., last week by the death of his only sister Mrs. Knox, returned home Saturday, after the funeral which took place at Edgerton, his old home.  Mrs. Knox is survived by her husband and baby son Wesley who at the time of her death was less than 2 hours old.


Master Harland Bergeman is fast gaining in health and strength now and is daily, since last Friday, enjoying little trips about the hospital in a wheel chair.  His anxious parents are in hopes of bringing him home from the hospital yet this week, or soon thereafter.  This little fellow has been confined to his bed in the hospital there for the past twelve weeks and his little playmates and school friends will rejoice to learn that he is soon to be home and eventually to be well again.


Letters from Miss Gertrude Howard and Timothy King, who are near Beach, N.D., to relatives here, are full of blizzard stories.  Gertrude with relatives returning from town was caught in the storm and obliged to house their team and spend 2 days with a friendly farmer family, several miles from home.  Timothy King, out with a team, just reached home and safety.  While a seven year old girl lost in the blizzard was out 2 days and one night when found, was unconscious in a snow bank at the rear of an empty shack.  But we know since Sunday morning something of what blizzards are like.  We awoke to one that day which continued to grow in fierceness every hour until night fall and the cold of that night was most intense of the season.  Shovels were in great demand Monday morning.  Huge drifts were everywhere.  Trains were many hours late and the rural mail services badly interfered with.


Paul and Arnold Kelpin went to Park Falls Tuesday.  They have employment there.


Ralph Marsh came home from Ladysmith last Saturday since which time he is ill and threatened with pneumonia.


Clarence Bernis of Plymouth, a cousin of Mrs. Henry Lawson, is here since Tuesday visiting the Henry Lawson family.


Miss Ruby Winn, a professional nurse, is here from Milwaukee caring for her sister-in-law, Mrs. Flyd E. Winn since Saturday.


Mrs. Montag, after spending the weekend with friends at Chili, returned to the home of her son at Chili on Tuesday.


Mrs. Robert Kurth of Neillsville came over last week Thursday and remained until Wednesday with her little nieces, the Misses Ella and Leah Cook.


Mrs. Jacob Pacholdt and son Roman of Neillsville came Friday and visited at Andrew Michalski’s on R. 2 until Wednesday.


Grandpa Zipfel of South Grant was reported on Wednesday as considerably worse since his stroke of paralysis, suffered a week earlier.


Mrs. Harold Hiles and Mrs. Chas Fenske, both of Chili, came over Saturday and visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Berg, until Tuesday.


Mrs. Augusta Glines was called to Merrillan Friday evening by the alarming illness of her father, Mrs. Craigo, who is a man 80 years of age, and ill with pneumonia.


Miss Mary Verkuilen of Chili, who has been working for Mrs. Herman Wegner, went home to Chili Wednesday and got ready to go to St. Paul the next day, where she will spend some time with a sister.


Mrs. Wm. Wallace of Augusta, after a visiting with the Charles and Wm. lowery families here, went to Neillsville Saturday to visit her sons, Will and Avery.


Master Jerome Bladl, the 4 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bladl, accompanied his aunt, Mrs. Josephine Irving, home to Hokah, Minn., two weeks since and is as yet visiting his grad dad Bladl there.


Mrs. John Bladl and her two youngest children, with Mrs. A. Martin, went to Chili yesterday on a visit to relatives.


Miss Adelia Winter went Neillsville Wednesday

 Evening and continued on to Milwaukee on the evening midnight train that night, where she is now visiting relatives.


Mrs. S.G. Schwarz of Humbird, well-known here, is a patient at the Eau Claire hospital since last Friday and underwent an operation for internal tumor there on Saturday.


Mrs. Almeda Osgood is very ill with neuralgia and a complication of diseases, the past two weeks.  Her daughter, Mrs. Joel Downer, and her granddaughter, Mrs. Harry Burch of Racine, are caring for her.


Sherman Davis visited at Lon Steven’s Wednesday.  He is considerable improved in health since his sojourn at the Mayo Bros. Hospital in Rochester.  He is home from the hospital 2 weeks now and with his wife and son Elton are planning on going to California next week on a 6 week pleasure trip and visit among friends.


A welcome letter from our old friend and neighbor J.P. Dow, Tuesday, says he is cozily settled in a neat new bungalow of his own in South Milwaukee.  Jack has married again since living here and is apparently well and happy.


All of which will be good news to his many friends here.


This little town of ours may have the disadvantages over the large city, but you can bet your socks it has advantages which are not to be sniffed at.  One of the advantages to be found here and of which we wish to make special mention is the acetylene welding machine owned by Chester Finnigan.  We are talking from actual experience.  Last Wednesday a vital part of our linotype machine broke, putting it out of commission and would have no doubt remained so for a number of days or until a new part could have been secured from the factory.  But thanks to the welding outfit right here handy, the broken part was put into the top shape within a few hours and this office suffered very little inconvenience, making it possible to publish the News on time as usual.  Chester is an expert at the business and all those who have been in a like predicament will agree with me that the accommodation is worth considerable to the man whose time is valuable.


Robert Garbush is taking an enforced vacation and nursing his right hand which through a wood cutting accident two weeks since is minus the index finger.


Richard Garbush and family of Melrose, Minn., spent the first half of the week at his brother Fred’s on Route 1, and are now at Robert’s since yesterday.


Mrs. Mabel Welsh, who spent last week caring for Mrs. Henry Grassman and little daughter, is home since Monday.  Mrs. Grassman and baby are well.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer, on their wedding trip, came down from Tony Wednesday for a visit at the John Goetz home at Heintown, north of here.


Mrs. Robert Machel went home to Stevens Point Friday, accompanied by Miss Norma Lowery of Fifield, who had been visiting relatives here in the Chas. and Will Lowry homes.


Mrs. Chas. Christman and children of the town of Levis were with Willard Christman and family and in attendance at the funeral of their late relatives Wm. Christman, Saturday.


Elmer Knickle came down from Spencer Wednesday and spent a day among old friends and visiting the L. Stevens home.


A meeting for the purpose of organizing a Ladies Aid will be held a the church at 2:30 p.m. next Wednesday.  Everybody is invited.


Mrs. Hoffman, who is here since early October, a guests of her son H.C. Witte, met with a very painful accident last Saturday afternoon when she suffered a fall on the slippery walk near the kitchen door, and sustained a broken wrist and lesser injuries.


Mrs. Hale Davis and Mrs. P.J. Baer spent last Friday with friends at Marshfield and enjoyed the Matinee at the Trio, Clara Kimball Young in "Marriage a La Carte," that afternoon.  The Trio has a matinee every afternoon which begins at 2:30 p.m. and closes at 3:45 p.m.


Harry Burch, who was up from Racine to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. E. Osgood, returned to his work there Wednesday.  His wife and daughter though, remained for a longer visit with relatives.


Mrs. C.W. Schuelke and baby Elinor, after a month visit here among relatives, left for their home at Cobb on Tuesday noon.  Her brother, Arnold Gotter and sister Miss Selma Gotter, accompanied them as far as Merrillan.


A letter from our old friend and neighbor Mrs. John Donahue of Fond du Lac, says all her family are well with the exception of Mayme, her married daughter.  He writes that Mayme is the happy mother of a little daughter who is now 4 months old, but that Mayme herself is in very poor health, which is sad news for to their many friends here.




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