Clark County, Wisconsin Cheese Factories

1870 Cream Separator


Clark Co., Wisconsin       

Cheese Factories & Dairies      

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Business Name Product & Notes Owners/Managers Location

Time of Operation

Abbotsford Creamery/Olson Cheese   Purchased by Harry Olson in 1919, previous owner unkown   1919-1946
Acme Creamery Co.   Orlo Robinson Weston, Rt. 3, Neillsville 1909
Albert Dairy Co. Creamery Albert Albert, Ferdinand Albert Thorp 1895-1909, 1900
American Store Dairy Employees Morris Blodgett 8th & Hewett in Neillsville, WI 1940
Andrus Creamery   H. B. J. Andrus Neillsville 1900
Armstrong Creamery   Allen S. Armstrong Greenwood 1885
Atwood/aka South Green Grove Co-operative   Arnold Krueger was a cheesemaker there from 1942 to 1943

Leo E. Kraut, Joseph Schuh

(Sec. 27) Rt. 1 Owen, 1/2 mile W. of Atwood on Co. N 1916
Austin Creamery and Cheese Factory First Clark Co., WI Dairy Factory. First Cream Separator. George A. Austin along the Ridge, one mile east of Neillsville 1870, 1898
Bachman's East Worden Cheese Factory   Rudolph Bachman, sold to the Blue Moon. 6 miles south of Thorp  
Banner   H. E. Wordell Granton 1916
Banner   Charles A. Bulgrin Rt. 2, Owen  
Banner Comb. American Harry Eide 1. Granton, Rt. 2, Sec. 34, Fremont 1909, 1910
Barchardt Cheese Factory   A. F. Barchardt Spencer 1900
Bartell American Fred Bartell Rt. 4, Neillsville 1909
Beatrice Cheese INC.     Marshfield & Dorchester, WI 1988, 1991, 1994
Beaver Cheese Factory   Jessie J. Spieles 5 mi. northeast of Loyal, WI  
Beaver Cheese Factory
Owner--Wm. Welsh of Loyal, John Joss-Cheesemaker, Christ Joss

Beaver Township,

Rt. 1, Loyal

1900, 1909, 1916
Big Four   Charles Duvall Beaver Township  
Big Four   Richard M. Schmitz Rt. 1, Unity 1916
Big Four, Comb. American W. J. Camers & Pipkorn Rt. 1, Unity 1909 1910
Black River Cheese Factory   Otto Brown Rt. 2, Withee 1916, Still standing in 2011.
Blodgett Cheese Factory Note: #1, #2     1917
Blue Moon Cheese Factory

Recipes (lg. download)

Note: #1; #2; #3; #4, #5

Blumenstein & Bornheimer   J. F. Tessmer Colby Twp.  
Boardman #1 Boardman Bros. Rt. 2, Stanley / Eidsvold  
Braun Settlement Cheese Factory Note: #1, #2 (Photos) Ted Braun, A. Liebzeit Greenwood, Sec. 6, Warner Twp.  
Breezy Hill / White Way   Ed leangemak, 1. O. W. Freimund, 2. Leonard Soeller Sec. 13, Rt. 3, Thorp-4 mi. S., 1 mi W 1910, 1916
Breseman Cheese Factory/York Dairy Packaged Rindless Cheddar 1. A. P. Breseman; 2. John Mullins Pelsdorf Rd.  
Bright Creamery   H. A. Bright (Sec. 8) Bright, Green Grove 1909
Bright's Creamery   Bright's Estate Rt. 1 Owen  
Brighton Cheese Factory     Unity bef. 1898, 1900
Bruckeville Note: #1 Cheesemaker: John Verhulst 5 miles E. of Dorchester, in Marathon Co., Wis. 1900
Burtard Cheese Factory Note: #1   Curtiss 1918-1919
Buss Cheese Factory (Clark Co-op?) Note: #1 Bill, Rienhold & Theodore Buss Clark, Hixon Twp., opposite Black River 1924-1934, still standing in 2011.
Butterville / Butlerville? Cheese   Alfred Noah Greenwood  
Butterville / Butlerville? Cheese   Pirl Burrington Butler Twp., Sec. 15, Rt. 3, Thorp closed in late 1930s.
Bymer Dairy        
Cannonville   Christian Feutz Rt. 4, Granton 1916
Carnation Milk Condensary     Owen  
Casper Cheese   Val Casper Sullivan 1900
Catlin Corners Cheese Factory & Skimming Station Cheddar & Colby, Note: #1 Jenks Dairy Co., Gordon A. Randt, operator Hwy. 98, east of Loyal, WI 1916
Chili   C. A. Voigt Chili 1916
Christie Creamery Co.   W. K. Armitage, Prest. Christie bef. 1898, 1900
Clark County Butter Co./Globe Cry.   1. Clark Co. Butter Co., Mike Frock, Mgr. 2. P. W. Hales Globe, Rt. 3, Neillsville 1900, 1909
Clark County Central Cheese Factory Note: #1 Adolph Voight; Arnold Beyer, Arnold Hoppa; David Hoppa Weston Twp., N5903 Co. Hwy G, N.W. of Neillsville 1916
Chili Cheese Factory American O. F. Sampe Chili  
Chili Milk Pool Co-op Cheddar Howard G. Geldernick, mgr.    1967, 1973
Chili Riverside Co-operative Cheese     Chili  
Clark Cavita Butter Co.   W. C. Thorns, Prest. Neillsville 1900
Clark County Butter Company   Mike Prock West Weston, Rt. 3, Neillsville bef. 1898
Clark County Central   H. W. Decker Sec. 29, Warner Twp.  
Clark County Central Brick Clark Co. Central Greenwood, Rt. 2 1909
Clark County Central   Arnold Beyer, Clarence Liebzeit Greenwood, Rt. 1  
Clark County Cheese Factory   Mike Teclaw-owner & cheesemaker Sec. 27 Withee Twp., 4 mi. East 1 mi. North of Thorp. This building later became a tavern.
Clark County (Comb.)   Clark Co. Butter Co. Neillsville  
Clark County Creamery Co.     Globe  
Clark County Swimming Station   Win Dix, owner Neillsville 1900
Clover Belt Creamery   Thomas McAdams Owen  
Clover Belt American 1. W. H. Sommer, 2. Fred Greve Rt. 3, Thorp 1909, 1910

No. 1

  Thorp Dairy Co. Thorp 1910

No. 2

  Thorp Dairy Co. Thorp, Rt. 1 1910

No. 3

  Thorp Dairy Co. Thorp, Rt. 4 1910

No. 4

  Thorp Dairy Co. Thorp, Rt. 4 1910
Clover Belt   O. W. Freimund Rt. 3, Thorp 1916
Clover Belt Cheese   Math Meyer Spencer  
Clover Belt Creamery   A. H. Koch Owen 1910
Clover Dale American E. C. Meyers Rt. 1, Unity 1909, 1910
Cloverdale Cheese Factory Cheddar Walter Rindfleisch & Wife Colby 1940-1960
Cloverdale Cheese Factory   Mathias Holzmann Rt. 1, Unity 1916
Clover Hill Co-op Cheese Factory   Edward Mildebrand Hwy E out of Curtiss, Near A & E, a mile north of A on E. 1919-1935+, 1967
Clover Leaf Factory   Frank Pritzel Sec. 9, Worden Township 1900
Clover Leaf Factory Cheddar, American Math Meyer, Walter Murphy Rt. 2, Stanley 1909, 1916
Clover Leaf Factory   Norman Western 3 mi. W. & 2 mi. S. of Greenwood at NE corner of Chickadee Rd. & junction of Co. O. and Co. G. purchased by Jake & Ruth Barr and became Barr's Tavern.  Chickadee is E. of the junction. 1956
Cloverleaf Dairy   Harry Schlinsog Sec. 19), 3 mi. W & 2 mi. S. of Greenwood at the NE corner of Chickadee & Cty. Hwy. O 1943
Cloverleaf Cheese Colby Martin Family   1980's
Cloverview Cheese Factory     Unknown #1
Colby Central   Colby, R 2 Mandel & Kateman 1916
Colby Cheese House Colby Cheese Diane Feiten Sec. 26, Colby, WI 1988, 1991
Colby Creamery Co.     Collby bef. 1898
Columbia   Gottfried Sollberger Columbia 1916
Coats Cheese & Creamery   E. Coats Sec. 16, York  
Conger Note #1 1. Edwin Conger, 2. Walter Emmerson Withee Twp.  
Cooper Cheese Co. Inc.     Willard, WI 1967
County Farm Cheese & Butter Co.  

1. County Farm Cheese, 2.R. A. Zickert, Wenzel Sipple

Rt. 4, Neillsville & Grant Twp. 1909, 1916

J. A. Hauser

Rt. 3, Neillsville 1916
Christie Creamery Co.  

Ross Paulson, Mgr.

Granton 1900

Spencer Lbr. & Supply

Spencer 1916
Crystal Comb.


Seitz Brothers

Rt. 1, Greenwood 1909
Crystal Creamery  

Seitz Brothers

Sec. 8, York Early 1900's
Curtiss (Comb.)  

Adolph Luethy

Curtiss 1910, 1916
Curtiss Cheese Factory  

Curtiss Produce Co.

Curtiss 1909
Curtiss Dairy Co.

Cheddar & Colby

Emil A. Laabs, Harold Laabs

Curtiss, WI  

George W. Dahl

Dairy Belt Cheese Of Spencer  

Frank Broeren, manager

Branch location in Thorp Produce Co. Opened 1921
Daisy Cheese Factory  

George Schils

York, 6 1/2 miles NE of Neillsville #1
Daisy Dairy  

John Joss

Danhertz Creamery  

Jerry Danhertz

Thorp 1900
Darla Cheese  

S. R. Darla

Granton 1900
Daugherty Cheese  

Jerry Daugherty

Thorp 1900
Davis Cheese  

S. R. Davis

Davis Creamery  

Solon Davis

Wilcox bef. 1898

Joseph Babler

Zachow #1, 1897, 1916
Day, Comb.


Day Creamry Co.

Neillsville 1909, 1910
Day Cream & Cheese Co.  

1. Day Creamery Co., 2. James Wallace Short

Sec. 2, Levis  
Decker Cheese Factory  

Otto Decker

Hemlock bef. 1898, 1900
Delamater & Palms     Greenwood bef. 1898, 1900
Dells Dam


Dells Dam C. & B. Co.

Rt.2, Neillsville 1909
Dells Dam Butter & Cheese Factory   Victor Horton Sec. 17, Levis Twp.  
Dethlefsen 2-3 varieties Christian Dethlefsen 4 mi. so. Curtis, WI #1, mid 1930s, burned ca. 1938
Dill Creek Cheese Factory Cheddar, Colby Peter Lerch, Byron; John Tesmer, Laurence Hoernke, Colby, Rt. 1, corner of Oak Rd. & Badger Ave. 1909-1930s, 1916
Distelhorst & Co.   Dorchester   bef. 1898, 1900
Dodge Creamery Co.   Dodge Creamery Co.    
Dodgeville Factory American Waterstreet & Smith; W. F. Naulin, Robt. C. Jones Rt. 1, Loyal 1909, 1916
Dorchester Cheese Co. Inc. Colby 1. O. G. Peterson; 2. Fred & Jerome Reynolds & Cliff Wetterau 3. H. G. Parge Dorchester, Mayville Twp. bef. 1898, 1900
Dorchester Cheese Co. American E. J. Mechelke Rt. 1, Dorchester 1909, 1916
Dorchester Creamery   Dorchester Cry. Co. Dorchester 1909
Dore & Austin's Cheese Factory     Grant Township 1881
Durst, Walter        
Dux Skimming Station   Clark Co. Butter Co. Rt. 2, Neillsville 1909
East Worden Dairy        
Eaton Center Note: #1 Eaton Center Cheese Co., Herman Kalkofen, Francis Scherer & Herbert Quimbly Sec. 26, Rt 1, Greenwood 1911-1935, 1916
Eau Clarie Creamery Co.   Eau Claire, WI Greenwood  
Edgewood   David E. Norleen Rt. 1, Abbotsford 1916
Ehlers Cheese Factory   August Ehler Reseburg (SE of Thorp) Destroyed by fire Sept., 1948
Eidsvold Cheese Factory   Ervin Boardman, Boardman Bros., Walter Braatz, Charles Flunker, George Thill, William Thill Rt. 2 Stanley 1910, 1916
Elmdale/Rasmussen/Greenwood Valley Cheese factory Cheddar Built by Humke & sold to Walter Rasmussen Sec. 19, 5 1/4 mi. NW of Greenwood Owned by Adolph & son Walter Rasmussen, Oct 1928
Emmerson Note #1 purchased by Walter Emmerson from Ed Conger, 1948 Withee Twp.  
Enterprise Creamery American 1. G. A. Hirsch, 2. A. C. F. Witt; 3. O. W. Becker Rt. 2, Lynn & Granton 1900, 1909, 1910, 1916
Farmer's Cheese Co.     Dorchester bef. 1898, 1900
Farmer's Cloverleaf Co-op Cheese & Butter Co Barrel Cheese & Swiss 1. Norman Western; 2. Walter Murphy 1/2 mile south and 3 mi. east of Willard mid 1940s-
Farmer's Progressive Creamery Co.   John Weutrich Eaton 1909, 1910
Favorite Note #1 Hans Nielsen Estate Rt. 2, Withee 1916
Feutz Cannonville Cheese Factory        
Fischer / Fisher Cheese Factory

Note #1,


George Fischer, Jr. Sec. 36 Beaver Twp. (From Loyal--2 mi. N on K, 2 1/2 miles E on Rock Creek, 1/4 mi. N on Oak Grove); Rt. 2, Spencer 1916, ca 1956
Flaig Cheese   Andrew Flaig Colby bef. 1898
Flick Cheese Factory        
Flunker Cheese Factory Note #1 Charles Flunker Eidsvold  
Foelsh Cheese Factory Note #1 1. Geroge Foelsh, 2. Standard Brands, 3. Pauly & Pauly of Greenbay-subsidiary of Swift & Co. Sec. 24, Beaver Township, 6 1/2 mi. north of Loyal, Wis., 2 mi. east on Riplinger Rd.  
Food Coopertive, Inc. Note #1      
Foremost-Blue Moon Cheese, Inc. Specialty & Natural Cheeses   Thorp 1967, 1973, 1976, 1979
Four Corners Cheese Factory Cheddar 1. Reuben Knorr; 2. Hilarion Riedel Rt. 2, Curtiss  
Frane Cheese   Joseph Frane Unity bef. 1898, 1900
Frederickson Cheese Factory   Nels Frederickson    
Gadhorn Creamery     Greenwood  
Gerlach American W. J. Gerlach Granton, Rt. 1 1909
Gerlach/Young/Kobs Cheese Factory   1. Wm. Gerlach, 2. John Young, 3. Hugo Kobs    
Gempeler / Mech Factory Note #1 1. Food Cooperative, 2. Vernon Mech   1948 sold to Vernon Mech
Gibson Cheese   R. D. Gibson, S. D. Gibson Wilcox 1900
Girel Cheese   Louis Girel Colby 1900
Globe   Globe Cheese Co., Clark Co. Butter Co. Rt. 5, Greenwood 1910, 1916
Gorman Co-operative Dairy   Area Farmers, cheesemaker, George Raven. Sec. 28, Gorman Rd, just south of the intersection of Twenty-six Rd, Hendren Township 1917-1957
Granton Cream and Cheese Factory   C. A. Guth/Cuth Granton 1909
Granton, Comb.   Oscar A. Petersen Granton 1910, 1916
Granton Creamery Co.   Ross Paulson, Mgr. Granton 1900
Grasshorn-Falk Creamery     Greenwood, Eaton Township  
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc. Wi. Cheese & Dairy Products; #1   Greenwood 1967, 1973, 1991, 1994, 2003
Green Grove American

Gustav C. Sampe

Sec. 34, Colby, R. D. 2 1909, 1916
Greenwood Cheese Factory  

Dr. Fuchs

Greenwood (Comb.)  

John Wuetrich

Greenwood Creamery  

Eau Claire Creamery, Co.

Greenwood 1909, 1910, 1916
Greenwood Dairy  

1. D. M. Watson 2. Theodore W. Mech

Greenwood Milk Products Co-op Cheddar Neighboring Farmers   1967, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1988
Greenwood & Zetsche     Greenwood 1900
Grell B. & E. Co.   H. J. Grell B. & E. Co., Johnson Creek Neillsville 1909
Gruenke's Dairy        
Gubeli's White Birch Cheese Factory   Joe Gubeli; Bio    
Gust Sampe   Gust Sampe Colby Twp.  
H. J. Grell Butter and Egg Co.   H. J. Grell Neillsville  
Haack Cheese Factory   1. 1912    
Harris Chesse Co. Inc. Colby Cheese   Unity RFD 1 1973
Hediger Cheese Factory Spray-drying of whole milk, first to install the Lo-temp processing for milk powder Herman Hediger (history) Christie  
Hemlock Cheese Factory Note #1 1. built by Humke, 2.Erwin C. Koepsel-Manitowoc, Rt 2,, 3. Dearth 4. Richard Ashbeck Rt.4, Greenwood 1916
Hewett   Fred Theiler Humbird 1916
Hiller's Clover Belt Cheese Factory   Otto Hiller 2 mi. so. of Thorp  
Hillside   Anton Nachtwey Dorchester 1916
Hillside Co-Op Cheese Factory Cheddar 1. Theodore Schultz; 2. Leo Biel Sec. 21, Stanley, Rt.2 1910, 1916
Hirsch, L. A.     Lynn Bef. 1891
Hoard Cheese Factory #1 1. Marquardt, Laabs & Laabs 2. J. P. Burtard; 2. H. W. Marquardt Sec. 11, Hoard Twp., R. D. 1 1909-Closed in 1951, 1916
Hoffman Dairy Milk, Ice Cream Ray Gangler, Harley Hoffman Thorp 1940, 1967, 1973, 1976
Holtzhausen Cheese Factory   Herman Holzausen Reseburg bef. 1898, 1900
Holt's Heintown Cheese Factory; (previously Magadenz Cheese)   1. Magadenz 2. Alfred Holt; 3. Herbert Uttech Section 5, York Twp.  
Hoppa's Butter Factory       1905
House, W. A. #1      
Huber Cheese Factory   Edward Huber Unity, 2 mi. from Spencer  
Huckstead Cheese Factory        
Humbird Cheese Factory American Humbird Cheese Co. Humbird 1909, 1916
Humbird Creamery Co.   1. Humbird Co-op. Cry. Co., 2. Fred Theiler Humbird, WI 1909, 1910
Huntzicker Cheese Factory       1878
Hyslop, W. G.     Neillsville bef. 1898
Irving Creamery   agent: W. F. Irving Longwood bef. 1898
J. F. Steinwand   J. F. Steinwand Colby Twp.  
Jacob's Dairy, Ad     Rt. 3, Neillsville Mar., 1949-?
Jacobi Cheese   Henry Jacobi Abbotsford bef. 1898, 1900
Jenks Dairy Co. & Skimming Station   A. H. Jenks, Loyal, Manager Sherman Twp., Rt. 1, Spencer 1909
Johnson, Ludwig's Store; Bymer Schroder Dairy; Eide Cheese Factory Note #1 1. Eide, 2. Bymer Schroder, 3. Johnson, 4. Heinrich. Fremont Township bef. 1923 - 1947
Junction Cheese Factory   Ernst Looser 5 mi. northeast of Thorp  
Kasper Cheese Factory Cheddar & Colby Kasper Family    
Keehl Cheese   Jacob Keehl Abbotsford bef. 1898
Ken & David Bletsoe Qaulity Cheese Ken & David Bletsoe Granton & Christie 1973, 1976
Kenneberg Cheese Factory     Four miles east of Loyal, on Hwy. 98  
Kielsmeier   Kielsmeier Co., Manitowoc Rt. 1, Loyal  
Krugeger Cheese Factory Scorched     Humbird  
Kubat Creamery   John Kubat Wilcox bef. 1898
Kurth Corners Cheese Factory   Walt Reber    
Laabs Bros. Factories   Note    
Laabs Cheese Factory-Abbotsford   Laabs Bros.    
Laabs Cheese Factory-Curtiss   H. Laabs Curtiss 1900
Laabs, Herman   Herman Laabs Green Grove bef. 1898, 1900
Laabs Cheese Factory-Willard   Cheesemakers: 1. Leonard Raven 2. Jacob Tjepkema Cty. G in Willard on the east end of "town."  
Lakeshire Cheese   Forman & Head Cheesemaker: Walt Newman; 1 Loyal, Wisconsin closed in 1938
Lambord (Comb.)   Lambord Dairy Co. Thorp  
Land O'Lakes, Inc. Cheese Production Facility 2003 Jack Strenger 423 S. Main, Greenwood, WI 1991, 1994, 2003
LaTart   1. Brown 2. Emil Luther, Jr. Sec. 7, Beaver Twp Opened 1902
Levis American Levis C. & B. Company Neillsville 1909, 1910
Levis/Brown/Trichel Cheese     Sec. 2, Levis Twp. *See Day Creamry
Levis Cheese Factory   William H. Rath; Charles Neubecker Sec. 14, Levis Twp.  
Liebzeit's Clark Co. Central 40# blocks of cheddar 1. Arnold Beyer 2. R. W. Moldenhauer 3. Clarence "Scoop" Liebzeit 3 mi. NW of Greenwood, in Warner Twp. ca 1900-1981
Lombard Dairy, later known as Drangle's Cheese Factory and owned by Leon Drangle who sold out to Floyd House of LaCrosse, Wis. Cheddar

Installed a new sewage disposal system in 1957

Area Farmers, cheesemakers:

1. Leon Drangle

2. Frank Broeren

3. Ed Decker

last owned by Bill Wolowik

3 mi. E of Thorp Twp., sec. 34 Withee twp., R.R. 1 Thorp 1916
Lombard Dairy Co.   Broeren & Decker

Area Farmers. Cheesemakers:

1. James N. Biser

2. Leander Fohl

5 mi. northeast of Thorp in sec. 21 of Withee twp.  Rt. 2 Thorp, Wis.  
Lone Oak Cheese Factory Cheddar 1. Louis H. Horn, 2. Walter Emerson 3. Fremont Wonn Sec. 36, Rt. 1, Withee 1916
Lone Pine Cheese Factory, formerly Clay Walter's Corner Cheese Factory Cheddar

1. Schmidfranz

2. Clay Walters

3. Frank Meske

E. of Thorp in sec. 15 Reesburg twp., Co. Rd. N. R. Thorp Opened 8 May, 1905 and closed soon after Frank Meske's purchase.
Longwood Cheese Factory Cheddar R. J. Cooper of Marshfield, managed by Lewis Gehrke Sec. 22, Longwood Twp. 1967
Longwood (Comb.)   H. J. Mathias Withee 1916
Longwood Co-operative Creamery     Longwood bef. 1898, 1900
Longwood Dairy Co. American Ed Swenson Longwood Twp., Rt. 1, Withee, 1909, 1910
Loyal Jenks (comb.)   Loyal, Arthur Jenks Dairy Co., Jenks Bros. Loyal 1900, 1909, 1910, 1916
Loyal Separator Creamery Ass'n.     Loyal bef. 1898
Luethy, A. D. #1      
Luther's Cheese #1 Bukosy? Beaver, E. of  LaTart School 1920
Lynn Cheese Factory (Dairy)  (website) #1, #2 (historic Photos) Family owned since 1949 (2003 Plat Book  Rach Just outside Neillsville (Granton) 1967, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1988, 2003
Lynn Dairy Cheddar 1. Harry Schlinsog 2. William & Ruth Schwantes Sr.   1948-49
Magadenz Cheese Factory, (Later Holt's)   Magadenz, Albert Holt, Herbert Uttech Section 5, York Twp.  
Mandel Cheese Factory



David Mandel, Mrs. (Barbara) Mandel who ran it aft. her husband died. Beaver Twp.or Rt. 1 Owen 1909
Mandel   David Mandel Unity, Rt. 1 1910, 1916
Mandel Colby Cheese; #1 Albert H. & Lena Mandel Sec. 35, 2 mi. north of Loyal, then 1 1/2 mi. east 1926-1947
Mandel's Cheese Factory Colby & American Ernst Mandel Rt. 2, Colby 1908-?
Mandel & Kademann   Mandel & Kademann Rt. 2, Colby  
Maple Grove Cheese Factory   R. H. Sleyster Sec. 14, Sherman  
Maple Grove Factory American Richard B. Meyers Sec. 14, Rt. 1, Unity 1909, 1910
Maple Grove Factory   William A. Rusch Spencer 1916
Maple Grove Factory   Henry House Curtiss  
Maple Grove Factory   William A. Wichman Rt. 2, Unity 1916
Marathon-Clark Co-op Cheddar Over 200 Area Farmers, managed by Ervin Schilling No. Main St., Abbotsford  
Marsh Creamery   J. C. Marsh Loyal & Spokeville bef. 1898
Marten American Emil W. Marten Rt. 1, Spencer 1909, 1916
Martin Cheese Factory #1 Colby H. W. Martin Sec. 25, Unity Township 1910
Mathias Cheese Factory #2 #1 H. W. Martin   1910
Mandel Cheese   Ernest Mandel Colby, Rt. 2 1916
Mauel's Ice Cream Ice Cream Henry Mauel, Jr Owen 1967, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1988
Maple Grove   Clement Heinzel Curtiss, Rt. 1 1916
Mayville Cheese Factory American Anton Natchwey; Erick Beisner, owner;  his brother Herman Beisner, Cheesemaker. Mayville Twp.,Dorchester, Rt. 1 1909, 1910, 1916
McPherson Cheese   Wm. B. McPherson Spencer 1900
Meadow Farms Ice Cream A. H. Pfalzgraf Spencer  
Mech Cheese Factory Note #1 1. Gempeler, 2. Vernon Mech (1948) East of Eaton Center  
Meyer   W. F. Meyer Greenwood bef. 1898
Meyers Cheese Factory   E. C. Meyers Sec. 5, Unity  
Midway   Ray Pat's Midway Bar, later known as Fuzzy's Bar, was formerly a cheese factory. 3 1/2 miles so. of Colby, east side of road. Janet Rogalski, informant bef. 1955
Midway Cheese #1 W. E. Petersen Curtiss 1916
Milk Condensery of American Dairy Stores   Morris Blodgett, Mgr. Neillsville  
Miller Cheese   Theo. Miller Braun Settlement-Greenwood, Rt. 2 1916
Miller Cheese Factory/Seeman Cheese Factory   Alfred Mandel Co. Trunk K, North of Loyal  
Mullins Cheese Inc. Variety of Cheese   Riplinger, WI & Knowlton 1979, 1988, 1991, 1994
Nachtwey Cheese Factory   M. A. Nacthwey Dorchester 1900
Neillsville (comb.)   Neillsville Dairy Co., M. L. Treichel


bef. 1910, 1916
Neillsville Creamery Co.    


Neillsville Dairy Ice Cream & Dairy Bar 1. H. H. Quicker, owner; 2. Dan Patey, owner.    
Neillsville Milk Products Co-op Dried Milk & Pine Valley Sweet Cream Butter 500 Area Farmers; B. H. Crissinger, Mgr.    
Noah   Alfred Noah


North Hendren Co-operative Dairy Bleu Cheese Harold Rhyner Spencer Rd between Fisher and Tower Ave. (SE corner of the SW quarter of the SE quarter of Section 3). Since 1923 - 2003 (plat book)
North Star Cheese Factory Sm. Packaged & Paraffined Varieties 1. Vern T. Mech; 2. Walter Reber (also had the nearby Pleasant Ridge Factory) 3 mi. west of Granton  
North Star Cheese   Emil D. Prange R.F.D. Granton 1916
North Star Cheese Brick North Star Cheese Co., M. Fitzgerald Greenwood, Rt. 1 1909, 1916
North Star Factory   Michael Fitzgerald of Watertown, WI Loyal Township  
North Warner   North Warner Co-operative Rt. 4, Greenwood, Warner Twp.  
Oak Grove Cheese   Fred W. Buss Rt. 2, Curtiss 1916
Oak Grove Factory   Oak Grove Co-operative Cheese Co.; Christian & Esther Klay 5 mi. Southwest of Withee, Rt. 1 1910, 1916, 1931
Oakland Cheese Factory 2# & 5# loaves of Colby & Cheddar

Note: #1

Gordon H. Munson--Cheesemaker Sec. 12, 2 mi. So. of Curtiss, on Co. E, then 1 mi. W. on the SW corner Before Laurence Krueger purchased it, it was a Farmer's Co-op.
Oatman Condensery Condensed Milk   Neillsville est. 1916
Olson Cheese Factory   C. N. Olson    
Ostenson Cheese Factory #1 Melvin Ostenson Curtiss 1916
Otter Creek Cheese Factory   Alfred Laabs 2.5 mi. northeast of Stanley, WI  
Owen   Melvin E. Ostenson Owen  
Owen Dairy Co. Cheddar & Italian Cheeses H. F. Gripentrog, Jr.    
Peltzdorf/ Pellzdorf Creamery & Skimming Station Note: #1 Seitz Bros. Loyal; Rt. 1 Greenwood 1909
Pelsdorf   Wm. F. Lucht Loyal, Rt. 2 1916
Pine Grove   Clarence Wichmann Sec. 18, Rt. 1, Loyal  
Pine Grove Cheese Factory Note #1 George Foelsch 6 1/2 miles N. of Loyal, then 2 mi. E. on Ripplinger Rd., Beaver Township 1950s
Pine Valley Butter Co.   1. Pine Valley Butter Co., 2. Geo. E. Crothers, J.B. Daughhette-Granton Neillsville, WI 1909, 1910
Pine Valley Cream Association   1. H. B. Andrews, owner 2. Pine Valley Cry. Assn., 3. O. M. Arnold Sec. 16, RFD, Pine Valley, Neillsville 1900, 1909
Pine Valley Cheese Factory Note: #1 1. Frankk Wirth 2. Walter Zbinden, M. L. Treichel Neillsville, WI 1900, 1916, 1927
Pleasant Ridge Cheese Factory Cheddar Pleasant Ridge Cry. Co., 1946-Otto Meinholdt, then E. O. Franz Sec. 12, 9 mi. NW of Greenwood, Rt. 2; Originally built on the right corner, next to Kippenhan's Tavern. 1951-1953, Ed built a new factory about 1/2 mi. west of the Tavern and moved the house from their farm there. 1910
Pleasant Ridge Cheese Factory   H. A. Martin Grant Center  
Pleasant Ridge Creamery Co. American 1. Fred Schwantes, 2. A. A. Huckstead 2. Robert Petznick 4 mi. southeast of Neillsville, Rt. 1 1898, 1900, 1909, 1910, 1916
Pleasant Ridge Dairy (East) Reber Cheese Factories, Ad Swiss, Cheddar, Italian 1. Walter Reber; 2. Craig Asplin Granton Rd. & Airport, 5 mi. E. of Neillsville on Hwy. 10. 1953
Pleasant View   Louis Rach Sec. 36, Loyal 1916
Pleasant View   Fred O. Justman Unity 1916
Pleasant View Creamery & Skimming Station   Charles E. Eckerle Sec. 12, Reseburg; Withee, Wis. 1909
Pleasant View Dairy Cheddar & Barrel Cheese 1. Edward Miller; 2. Allen & Marvin Miller North of Loyal on "K"  1988, 1991
Poplar   Charles & Henry Salzwedel, F. W. Zastrow Sec. 28, Beaver Twp., Rt. 3 Greenwood 1889, 1916
Poplar   Hugo F. Behringer Rt. 4, Greenwood 1916
Pozen   Albert Albert Wilson St., Thorp 1910, 1916
Raber Foods, Inc. Quality Dairy Products Urs Raber, a Swiss immigrant in late 1900s 2 m. N, 1 m. west of Thorp, WI 1988
Reseburg Cheese & Butter     Thorp, Rt. 1 1910, 1916
Reseburg Cheese Factory Picture with history

Reseburg Cheese Co., Sec. 8 Reseburg twp, Co. Rd. N, Rt. 3, Thorp, Wis.


1. Otto Sommer

2.  Irvin Witt

3. Casmer Boyarski, also had a retail store with it.

Sec. 8, Reseburg Rabers & Blue Moon are 2 seperate places - Blue Moon closed in 2000 due to
contract negotiations & the new owners - Saputo Cheese- decided to close it
down - a great loss for many employees. Lyn Brunett
Reseburg Cheese Factory Witt, Erwin H. Reseburg Factory Erwin Witt, Worechek, Sniegowski 3 mi. S, 2 mi. E of Thorp  

Riplinger Cheese Factory

Note #1

Cheddar 1. Emil Marten, 2. Swift & Co.; operated by Pauley Cheese Co. (1948) Sec. 16-17, Riplinger, Wis.  
Riverside   Riverside Co-operative, Harry Eide, Granton, R. D.2. Chili, R.D. 1 1909, 1916
Riverside Cheese Factory   1. August Dankemeyer, 2. Harry Eide Sec. 15, Fremont Twp. 1906 - 1958
Riverview   James Holmes Rt. 2, Unity 1916
Roger/Rodger Creek Cheese Factory



Walter Fero, William Blazel, T. J. Gjermundson, Sec. 29, Co. N, Thorp Twp., Rt. 2, Stanley, Wis. 1909
Romeo Farmer's Cheese Factory   Emil Martens Sec. 13, Unity 1910-1915
Sampe, Y. C. Cheese Factory #1      
Schwamb's   Schwamb's Co-operative Dairy Co. Tioga  
Seefeld's Cheese Factory   H. T. Seefeld Sec. 3, Sherman Twp.  
Seeman Cheese Factory/Miller's   Wm. Seeman, Alfred Mandel Co. Trunk K north of Loyal  
Schilling #1 H. B. Moldenhauer & Son, Emil Luther Rt. 3, Greenwood 1916
Schilling's Cheese Emil Luther, Sr. (informant: Art Olson) E. A. Schilling Hwy 13 near Abbotsford, relocated after it was destroyed by a June 1958 tornado  
Schlinsog Dairy Milk; Note: #1 Chas. Schlinsog, Harry & Ted Schlinsog Families South of Loyal - Granton 1900
Schultz Cheese Factory   Aug. Schultz Sec. 3, Colby - Spencer bef. 1882, 1900
Schumacher   Peter Schumacher Rt. 2, Dorchester  
Schwamb's Co-operative Cheese Factory/Knop's Woodland View Cheese Factory   Area Farmers, Francis Knop 15 Mi. SW of Greenwood, 1 mi east of the Tioga depot, Hendren Township  
Seif Skimming Station   Clark Co., Butter Co. Rt. 2, Neillsville 1909
Sherman Cheese Factory American P. Knickle & Son Sherman Twp., Rt. 2, Spencer 1909
Sherman Cheese Factory   George Fisher, Jr. Spencer  
Sherman Dairy Co.     Veefkind bef. 1898
Sherwood Dairy   Sherwood Dairy Co. Rt. 4, Granton 1916
Sherwood Cheese Factory   Christian Feutz, Cheesemaker    
Shortville Dairy Co.   1. Shortville Dairy Co., 2. Charles Winters Washburn Twp., Rt. 1, Neillsville, Wis. 1909, 1910, 1916
Silver Rock Note #1 1. Silver Rock Co., 2. Wilfred Nelson    
Skimming Station   George Bue Shortville 1900
Sommer Cheese Factory American Wm. & Otto Sommer Rt. 1, Thorp 1909, 1910, 1916
Sommerfeldt Cheese Factory   Fred Sommerfeldt Colby 1900
South Grand American E. D. Prange, Leo A. Bleeser Granton, Rt. 2 1909, 1916
South Grant Cheese Factory, Ad   1. Elmer E. Hitzke; 2. Walter H. Schmidt in the 1950s, lg. retail shoop Rt. 3, Hwy. 10, Granton


South Lynn Dairy   Ed Decker Cty. Hwy. "W", south of Hwy. 10  
South Point   Henry W. LaButzke, Emil W. Ehlert Rt. 1, Thorp 1916
South Worden Dairy   1. John Wry; 2. Leo Biel 9 mi. southeast of Stanley  
South York Cheese Factory American E. H. Tucker Sec. 34, York Twp. 1909
South York   M. L. Trichel, J. Sneberk Granton 1916
Spokeville Cheese Factory Note: #1, American Gust.. A. Voight Sec. 19, Sherman Twp., Rt. 1, Spencer 1909
Spokeville Cheese Factory   Gust. Voight, Otto G. Rohde Rt. 2, Spencer 1910, 1916
Standard Brands Note #1      
Star American 1. Peter Jensen, 2. E. H. Tober, Adolph F. Voight Granton 1909, 1916
Star   Dan Gluch, Sr. Granton, Rt. 3 1909
Star Cheese Factory   1.Otto Braun, 2. Marlow, 3. Lawrie 1 mi. N. Dorchester on hwy. 13 1924
Star Cheese Factory   Peter Jensen Lynn Twp.  
Steinwand, Ambrose M. No. 1 Colby Cheese A. M. & Joseph F. Steinwand Colby Twp. opened in 1882, 1900
Steinwand No. 2   Joseph F. Steinwand    
Stewart's Redville Dairy Italian Provolone & Cheddar Stewart Family, Frank M. Bayuk-cheesemaker Greenwood  1967, 1973, 1976, 1979
Stock   Rudolph Stock Rt. 2, Colby  
Somerfeld, Ira     Colby bef. 1898
Stony Creek   Otto E. Luther Rt. 1, Loyal 1916
Sumner's Cheese   Otto Sumner, Bill Kubera    
Sunshine Valley Cheese Factory  

1. Mark & Lou Wohld

2. Bruno Nurmi

5 mi. south of Thorp, WI, Sec. 28. Rt. 1.  
Sunflower   Curtiss, Curtiss Produce Co.   1909
Suttner Cheese   Paul Suttner Hwy 29, Sec. 32, Curtiss, Mayville twp., WI  
Sydney Cheese   Pine Valley Cry. Ass'n. Neillsville 1910
Thiel Cheese   H. F. Thiel Snow  
Thorp Comb.   Thorp Dairy Co. Thorp 1910
Thorp Creamery     Thorp, WI Now Art Jacques Apts.
Thorp Dairy Co.   Rudolph Verweyst City of Thorp  
Thorp Dairy No. 1 (comb.)   Thorp Dairy Co. Thorp 1910, 1916
Thorp Dairy No. 2   Thorp Dairy Co. Rt. 1, Thorp 1916
Thorp Dairy No. 3   Thorp Dairy Co. Rt. 4, Thorp 1916
Thorp Dairy No. 4   Thorp Dairy Co. Rt. 4, Thorp 1916
Thorp Dairy No. 5   Thorp Dairy Co. Thorp 1916
Thorp Dairy No. 6   Thorp Dairy Co. Thorp 1916
Timothy Belt Cheese & Dairy Cheddar & Milk Timothy Belt Dairy Co., Walter A. Reinke, Frank Broeren Sec. 6, Rt. 1,  Thorp, 1 mi. S, 1 mi. E 1916
Town Line   Otto E. Grennke, Robt. Petznick Rt. 1, Granton 1916
Town Line American Herman F. Seefeld Spencer 1909, 1916
Twin Creek   Wm. A. Wichmann Rt. 2 Unity 1916
Unity Dairy Products Colby & Cheddar Cheese H. E. Mandel Unity, WI 1967
Uttech Cheese Factory   Herb Uttech    
Voigt Note: #1, #2 Ernest C. Voigt of Madison Rt. 2, Unity 1916
Wahlen Cheese Factory        
Warner American 1. Warner Cheese Co., 2.William Laabs 2. Henry Mueller Rt. 2, Greenwood 1909
Warner   William A. Wichman Unity 1916
Warner Co-operative Cheese Factory Limburger Area Farmers Warner Township  
Warner's Corners   Note #1    
Water Cheese   Arthur Water Withee 1900
Weller Cheese   Louis Weller Colby 1900
West Beaver   Al A. Matthias Rt. 3, Greenwood 1916
West Eaton Cheese Factory   1. Theodore Wessel; 2. Harry Schlinsog; 3. Dairy Belt. (This factory became a tavern) Sec. 8, 4 mi. southwest of Greenwood  
West Eaton   West Eaton Cheese Co. Rt. 5, Greenwood 1916
West Fremont   Otto H. Yordi, W. J. Garlach Rt. 1, Granton 1916
West Side Cheese Factory American Setsche / Zetsche & Schlingsog Warner Twp. 1909
West Side   Henry Mueller Rt. 2, Spencer  
West Side   Wm. A. Wichman Greenwood Rt 3 1916
Western Condensing Co. Milk Powder & Whey Sugar Foremost Dairies, Inc. Owen  
West Worden #1       Closed 1 Apr 1907
West Worden   West Worden Dairy Co. Rt. 2 Stanley 1916
West Worden #2   Built by Han Huls 2 mi. S, 5 mi. W, Rt. 2, Stanley Built in 1931
White Birch Cheese Factory Cheddar Joe Gubell Thorp Neighborhood Operation
White Clover   Ignatz "Ignacy"Wojkiewicz Rt. 4, Thorp 1910, 1916
White Eagle Dairy   Steve Losiewicz, sold to Blue Moon 5 mi. north of Thorp, WI  
White House Milk Products Evaporated Milk under the A. & P. Food Stores Label Subsidiary of Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Abbotsford  
White Way / Breezy Hill  

1. O. W. Freimund, 2. Leonard Soeller

Walter W. Bratz

Sec. 13, Rt. 3, Thorp-4 mi. S., 1 mi W 1916, ca. 1933
Wild Cherry Factory, later named Raber Foods. Cheddar First owned by Mike and Verna Teclaw and was destroy by fire about 1929; in 1956-Laura Natzke owned a factory using this name. Thorp  
Wildwood Cheese Factory   Vandi & Louis Suda, August Ehlert R.R., Greenwood, Wis., (Sec. 35, Reseburg Twp.)  
Willard   Willard Co-operative Dairy Co. Sec. 15, Willard 1916
Wisconsin Dairies Manufactures of butter, Cheese, powder, & fluid Milk   Neillsville, WI 1979
Wiskow Cheese Note1

Benard F. Wiskow

Neillsville 1916
Withee Creamery & Skimming Station  

George E. Peterson

Withee 1909, 1910
Witt Cheese Factory   This factory was previously known as the Wild Cherry Cheese Factory (see that facility above). North of Thorp  
Witt, Ed. J's Factory        
Woodland View Cheese   Francis Knops Seif Twp., Sec. 5, Hwy I  
Woodside   August Pieper; Note, H.E. Wordell Rt. 3, Greenwood (bef. 1942); corner of present day Robin Ave. & Lover's Road, Sec. 23 in the Town of Beaver 1916
Worachek Note #1 1. John J. Worachek, 2. Ervin Sniegowski Reesburg  
Worden Cheese Factory (East) Cheese & Grocery Louis Badzinski 6 mi. so. of Thorp in an area known as "Cozy Corners" 1933 era
Worden Cheese Factory (Central)   A. Baldeschwiler Rt. 3, Thorp 1910
Worden Cheese Factory (West)   West Worden Dairy Co. Stanley R. 2,Worden 1910
Wuethrich Creamery (Grassland) Butter & non-fat powder John Wuethrich Greenwood  1916, 1973, 1979
York Center Cheddar, American 1. Heibel & Gullick, 2. Emil M. Schoenfeld Rt. 4, Neillsville 1909, 1910, 1916
York Center Cheese Factory   L. B. Gunia rebuilt the plant in the early 1950s. In 1973 it was purchased by Art Masanz, then in 1984 by Harold & Lois Mayer who renamed it "Mayer Dairy, Inc."  It closed in 2001 York Established operation excellently located in a productive area, installed a new plant pasteurizer in 1957.
York Cheese Factory American J. B. Daugetee, Alfred M. Johnson Sec. 27, York Township, Granton Rt 1 1909, 1916
York Dairy   1. M. C. Mertens, 2. Ken & David Bletsoe; John Mullins Granton, WI #1; 1967, modern concrete block building; new plate pasteurizer installed in 1957.
York Dairy/Breseman Cheese Factory   Al Breseman 3 1/2 mi. NW of Granton #1
Zbinden Factory       #1
Zelm Cheese Factory #1      
Unknown   August Ehlert 1 mi. E, 5 mi. S of Thorp  
Cheese Factory #1        




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