News: East Lynn (20 Oct 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Ketel, Elchlepp, Kleinschmidt, Guk, Ackerman, Garbush, Pusheck, Sternitzky, Jensen, Owhohl, Eide


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) October 20, 1911


East Lynn (20 October 1911)


A number of people from Chili went to Black River Falls Sunday to see the sights and on their return in the evening one in the party who evidently taken onto himself more sights than was good for his health and himself was indeed a sight to behold.  For somehow he had lost his hat in the excitement and how he became deprived of his headgear still remains a mystery, and to make matters worse someone told him if he would flop his ears skyward and fasten them together at the top of his head it would go a long ways toward protecting his cocoanut.  That worked very well as long as he was under cover, but upon stepping out of the caboose at Chili when the rain came down in torrents it seemed there must be something missing, for as the water ran down his unprotected forehead it dripped on the end of his nose.  That caused a sneezing sensation that could not be overcome and gave him every appearance of that old Indian Chief Rain-in-the-face, but as he trod wearily along he encountered H. Ketel who gave the exclamation "Father of big rabbits door sils of bell tower, der Kerl had den Hut Verl Hren."  But as Herman has a big heart almost as big as Elchlipp’s pumpkin and therein carried a warm spot for all suffering humanity, asked him if there was any way that he could help him in his predicament. The hatless one being thus kindly spoken to at once began to cheer up and said "For the love all that is great and good, give me a hat that I may leave this place where peace and harmony is unknown."  Mr. Ketel says the hat he is welcome to, but the needle and thread that was within he would like have returned, as his trousers received a rip that needs sewing up.


Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Kleinschmidt drove to Chili Tuesday.


C. Guk is busy building a corn crib.


The turnip raised by Ed Ackerman that Foemmel’s Corners said could not be beat has already met its waterloo, for Arthur Garbush raised one on his farm that beats it about a yard and a half.  It measured 35 inches in circumference and is free from flaws and defects.  It has always been an undisputed fact that East Lynn is the garden spot of Wisconsin and the growing of this mammoth turnip goes a long ways to prove that it has not been misrepresented.  If there is anybody that can wrest the laurels from Mr. Garbush we would be glad to hear from them.


Mr. and Mrs. A. Pusheck spent a few hours with their daughter Mrs. Louis Sternitzky Sunday afternoon.


Aug Garbush and family and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jensen drove out and spent Sunday at Fred Kleinschmidt’s.


Henry Jensen took a cow to Chili Monday.


Karl Owhohl who went to Norway last spring returned Monday.


Harry Eide says rather than to walk home from Chili in the mud he will hereafter tie up his horses.




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