News: Granton Locals #1 (03 Aug 1917)


Surnames: Thayer, Williams, Mabie, Davis, Garbush, Rathke, Birch, Gerlach, Roehl, Prange, Riedel, Neiman, Stevens, Aulf, Stallman, Keland, Norman, Brooks, Jaborek, Johnson, Sternitzky, Thompson, Hale, Stockwell, Vlainick, Begich, Rosendick, Mantey, Hertz, Winn, Wordell, Kurth, Uthmeier, Beecher, Wilke, Cole, Murphy, Kemmeter, Hart, Henze, Knorr, Schroeder, Wonser

----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 08/03/1917

Work on W.J. Thayer’s new building is progressing nicely. The brick work for the first story will be completed this week.

H.E. Williams, Albert Mabie and Fred Grassman have bought pipeless furnaces of Hale Davis to be installed before cold weather sets in.

Miss Frieda Garbush of Route 1, with her friend Miss Julia Rathke of Grand Rapids, left on Monday for Rochester, Minn., on a visit to relatives of the former.

Sunday’s passenger trains have been discontinued and an accommodation freight scheduled to arrive here from the west at 11:10 a.m. brings mail and carries passengers.

Harry Birch and family have moved onto the Frank Davis house, better known as the Sam Gerlach place, and are nicely settled there since late last week.

Herman Roehl was over from Chili on business Wednesday and with his brother Frank made a trip to the county seat that day.

Herman Prgange and son Morris are here from Sheboygan County and helping Aug. H. Riedel with his farm work for several weeks past.

Harold Garbush, agent for the Oakland and Buick automobiles, went to Milwaukee Thursday evening on business and attended a banquet given by the Oakland car dealers association and returned home Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Neiman and their two children, with Mrs. Clifford Stevens and her daughters Alta and Mae, autoed down from the town of Beaver and spent Sunday with the L. Stevens family.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aulf and their four children of Greenwood autoed down and spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stallman. Mr. and Mrs. Aulf were guests at the Stallmans wedding 31 years ago and this is their first sight of the bride and groom of that day, since.

Miss Keland, a professional nurse who came up from Milwaukee last week Thursday to care for baby Brooks Norman at the Erwin Brooks home in Lynn, left on the return trip Tuesday, the little fellow responding to treatment and gaining so fast that it was not necessary for her to remain longer.

John Jaborek, the Hungarian who was so seriously hurt in a runaway accident several weeks since, was taken suddenly very ill last Saturday and threatened with meningitis and upon advice of his physician, was taken to the hospital at Marshfield again, where he is at present apparently recovering.

Oscar Johnson has purchased the old Chas. Sternitzky farm of 80 acres in the town of Lynn, of the heirs of the late Mrs. Lucas Hale for the purchase price of $10,250 and will be moving thereon within the next two weeks. Oscar is horse buying just now and his wagon shop here in the village is for sale.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson and children of the town of York, with his sister Mrs. Romanzo Davis of Tacoma, Wash., left last week Thursday on a visit to relatives at La Valle.. The Thompsons returned home on Tuesday while Mrs. Davis continued on to Viroqua and is expected to return late this week.

Miss Bernice Stockwell of Spooner, with Wm. Holway of Madison and Miss Ethel Stockwell of Neillsville, autoed over from the Co. seat and called on the Baer, Tuesday evening.

Joe Vlainick and Joe Begich of Milwaukee, after a several months visit with the Steve Rosendick family on route 4, went home to the city for a month’s stay, Tuesday.

Paul Mantey, the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mantey, of route 1, is a patient at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Marshfield where on one day he underwent an operation for appendicitis. His mother remained with him and is assisted in his care.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hertz of Weyauwega are visiting the Chas. Neinas family since Monday. They came up from Weyauwega last Saturday and are visiting her parents in the town of Lynn and other relatives in Chili.

Mr. and Mrs. Webb Winn, mr. and Mrs. Byrl Winn, with Mrs. Wordell and sons, the latter of Grand Rapids, left here by auto for Warrens Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Webb Winn and Byrl returned home Sunday night while the balance of the party remained for a week’s visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Kurth and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kurth autoed to Marshfield Sunday where Mrs. Wm. Uthmeier joined them and they continued on to the Wm. Gandt home several miles from there, for a day’s visit and outing.

Rellie Beecher says he hates to call a man a thief, but he fellow who helped himself to his potatoes the other night had better not repeat the performance.

The Mesdames Chas. Wilke, Hale Davis and Leonard Cole, with Miss Myrtle Cole, autoeing home from a five day outing at Waupaca, were caught in Tuesday’s big storm at Auburndale and had some roads from their home. They arrived here quite O.K. though, at 8 p.m. that day.

Bernard Prange, the 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Prange, who suffered an injury to both hands four weeks ago in an unexpected dynamite cap explosion, came up and had Dr. Murphy give the injured fingers their last professional dress, Tuesday. The lad lost several fingers at the first joint, though all are nicely healed now.

Members of the Granton unit of the County Council of Defense are busy since Wednesday canvassing the village and close proximity with the food pledge cards which it is hoped every woman and every cook who has charge of a household in this section, will sign. Our country needs the help of its women during this war and all patriotic women must be willing to do whatever they can to help their government. There are no fees or dues to be paid. If you have been missed with a pledge car, you may secure same from any of the advisory committee composed of the Mesdames Fred hart, P.J. Kemmeter, A.J. Knorr, Otto Henze, Edward Schroeder, Mrs. E.R. Wonser. It is hoped that theres cards may all be signed yet this week.



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