Warner Township

Clark County, Wisconsin

Warner Township Pioneers

By Sharon Short & the Clark Co., WI History Buffs

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BROWN families

BROWN, James family, Warner township

1895 Warner census, head of family: James Brown 2 male, 2 female

Note : In 1880 Mead was the center 1/3 of Warner township. In 1895 Mead was sub-divided to form Butler township.

BROWN , James C. (11 Oct 1867 -3 Mar 1933)

James Clinton Brown of the town of Butler was born (son of William and Emily Brown) at Richland Center, Wis., Oct. 11, 1867, and died at Madison, Wis., Mar. 3, 1933, at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 20 days, the immediate cause of his death being bronchial pneumonia. When he was about four years of age he came with his parents to Eau Claire and settled on a farm near Augusta, where he grew to manhood. On Jan. 7, 1891, he was united in marriage to Christena Butler , who preceded him in death Feb. 5, 1913. One child was born to this union, Georgiana (now Mrs. Capp Collins of Thorp. Georgiana 1892-1982, Cap 1883-1947, both buried St. Bernard's in Withee township.) On Jan. 17, 1915, he married Mrs. Etta Harrington. Six children were born to this union, Martha (now Mrs. Arlyn Decker of Thorp. Martha 1915-1979, Arlyn 1912-1965) , James , Minnie , Cora and Agnes of Boyd, Wis.; one son, Nathan , having passed away Dec. 15, 1924 (born 6 May 1922, buried Butler township) . Besides his children he leaves to mourn his departure, five grandchildren, Edna, Margaret, Nancy and Raymond Collins, and little Jimmy Decker, who was born after his grandfather had been confined to the hospital; two sisters, Mrs. W.C. Butler of Thorp, and Mrs. Cora Trimble of Webb City, Missouri. The funeral service was held at the home in Butler with interment taking place in the East Thorp Cemetery.

BROWN , Christina nee Butler (6 Sept 1866 - 5 Feb 1913)

Mrs. Christina Brown, wife of James Brown, of the town of Mead, died at her home in that town, aged about forty-four years. She leaves her husband and one daughter (Georgiana) , and her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. George (Nancy) Butler. The funeral took place from the home and interment took place in the Thorp Village Cemetery.

BROWN , Benjamin family, Warner township

1893 Warner Plat Map sec 11, 12 no residences B. F. Brown

1893 Longwood Plat Map sec 7 B. F. Brown no residence

BROWN , Benjamin F. (c1843-June 1919)

Benjamin F. Brown, 75 years old, resident of Minneapolis for 31 years, died at his home. Mr. Brown was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as first sergeant in the Fifth Wis. Volunteers. During residence in Minneapolis he was engaged in the lumber and real estate business. He is survived by his wife, two sisters, Mrs. A.S. Eaton, Superior, Wis., and Mrs. C.F. Stone of Lake Nebegammon, Wis., and two brothers, B. J. Brown of Thorp, Wis., and E. P Brown, Merrill, Wis. Deceased was an old resident and merchant of Greenwood having a store where Arends Bros. are now, which was then known as Brown and Chandler. His parents were Peris and Achah (Parks) Brown, the father being a hardware merchant. In l845 the family came west as far as Illinois, where Peris Brown bought a farm. Later, he entered into the mercantile business at Huntley Grove, that state, and was thus occupied thereafter until 1856, in which year he sold out and moved to Black River Falls, Wis. There he was engaged in business as a merchant for eight years, and at the end of that time removed to Augusta, Wis., being proprietor of a general store there until his death. Obit and history combined

BRUENGGER family, Warner township

1870 Wisconsin Federal--Washington-Addison - page 33, 7/5/1870
Bruengger, Henry , age 30, male, Evangelical minister, born in Schweitzs.
Wife Amelia is 23 and born in Dierst Lipi?

1880 Wisconsin Federal--Clark-Warner, ED0, Page 3, 6/2/1880
Breungger, Henry , white, male age 40, married, minister, born in Switzerland, parents were born in Switzerland. Wife Amelia is 32 and born in Lippe; daughter Amelia is 5 and born in Wisconsin

1895 census , head of family: Henry B?gger index, Bmgger ? census 1 male, 1 female

1900 Wisconsin Federal--Clark-Warner - ED 31, page 1B, June 4-6, 1900 .
Brungger, Henry , head, white, male, born April 1939, age 61, married for 31 years, born in Switzerland, parents born in Switzerland, immigration 1864, lived in US for 36 years, naturalized, farmer. Amelia -born Dec. 1846 in Germany, immigration 1847

1905 #27 Brungger , Henry Head W M 67 M Switzerland Switzerland Farmer 12 O F   Amelie Wife W F 59 M Germany Germany House Keeper   Wallace, Marian Adopted Dau W F 31 W Wisconsin Scotland Domestic   Mona Ward W F 11 S Wisconsin Ill/Wis Lee Ward W M 8 S Wisconsin Ill/Wis

1893 sec 34 residence H. Bruengger

1906 sec 34 residence H. Bruengger

1905 Neillsville, Clark Co., WI Land Records: Instrument: 93264 Satisfaction of Mortgage

Grantee: Zell, Fred;  Grantor: Henry Bruengger   Volume: 33 Page: 318

BRUENGGER , Henry (4 April 1839 - 25 Dec 1909)

Christmas Day, and especially Christmas evening, was indeed a sad one at the little home west of Greenwood when Christ took the soul of the Rev. Henry Bruengger, whose sufferings since the eventful night of Oct. 17, 1909, when he was so severely burned about the head and face, the result of which eventually caused his death, must have been indescribable. Henry Bruengger was born in Volksoreil, Switzerland, on the fourth day of April, 1839, and at the age of twenty years ventured alone to this country, arriving at Franklin, Wis., in 1859, where he attended the German Reformed Theological Seminary in that city. His first charge was a country pastorate at Addison, Washington Co., Wis., which was given him on the first day of Oct. 1867, and the following year, or on Oct. 8, 1868, he was ordained in the First German Lutheran Church of Chicago. March 31st, 1869, he was married to Miss Amelia Buker and they came to Greenwood in 1878. No children were sent to bless this union, but a daughter, whose mother died in the Milwaukee hospital, and who was only six weeks old, was taken into their hearts and home. Marian Emily Devereaux received ever after, the love and protection of her foster parents. In April 1879, he moved with his wife to Neillsville, where he preached the gospel until 1882, when he was called to a pastorate at Monticello, Wis., remaining in that place for about five years. From there he responded to a call at Washburn, Ill., where he followed his calling until Jan. 1, 1891, again coming to Greenwood in 1892, where he lived until he responded to death’s call.

The late Mrs. Bruengger was a sister of Mr. Fred Buker, Sr., of the West Side. Mr. Bruengger leaves behind a grief-stricken foster child, Mrs. Marian Meier , and her three children, who looked after the welfare of their grandpa as they always called him, in the latter years of his life. Outside of the many friends he always made wherever he went he leaves no nearer relatives to mourn his loss in this country, but in Switzerland a sister received the sad tidings. He also leaves several nephews in Switzerland and a nephew who is doing missionary work in India to mourn his death. The funeral services were the most beautiful ever conducted in this city, and one of the most largely attended, thirty-three rigs driving from the home to the M.E. church, where a beautiful service and sermon was preached in German by Rev. O.J.F. Saewert and in English by Rev. W.T. Hendren, assisted by the Methodist pastor, Rev. W.E. Marsh. The remains were laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

BRUENGGER , Amalia nee Buker (8 Dec 1846 - 26 Aug 1905)

Mrs. Amalia Bruengger, wife of Henry Bruengger, living one mile west of the Greenwood died of cholera morbus. ( Cholera morbus - Characterized by nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, elevated temperature, etc. Could be appendicitis. Cholera is spread by feces-contaminated water and food.)

The deceased was 60 years of age and had lived in Clark Co some 15 years altogether. She had been feeling badly for some time but had been able to be up and around the house attending to her duties until a few days ago when she was compelled to take to her bed. Mrs. Bruengger leaves a husband, a (adopted) daughter (Marian, ex wife of Dean Wallis) and three grandchildren -- Mona, Henry, and Lee Wallis . Other near relatives of the deceased are her brother, Mr. Frederick Bueker two half-brothers, Mr. Henry and Mr. Conrad Humpke, and a half sister Mrs. Mary Arpke. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church in Greenwood, Rev. Hendren preaching in English and Rev. Schmalz in German. Interment was made in the Greenwood cemetery. Amelia Bueker (Buker) was born Dec. 8, 1846 in Sangenholzhausen, duchy of Lippe-Detmold, Germany. She was the second of four children born to Herman and Amelia Buker (The widow Amelia Buker next married Conrad Humke) .

Early in the year 1847 a band of pilgrims left their homes in the "Fatherland". On the 4th of May, 1847, the party consisting of 112 persons, young and old, embarked from Bremen on the the ship "Agnes von Bremen." After a voyage of several weeks the ship landed at Quebec, Canada. There the colony disembarked. Thence the colony made its way by boat down the St. Lawrence, and overland by rail to Buffalo, N. Y. From Buffalo they took a steamship over the lakes to Milwaukee, Wis. There the colony separated, the larger number settling in the primeval forest near what became later the town of Franklin, Sheboygan Co., Wis., a small portion of the colony going to Freeport, Ill. Amelia Bueker was married in Franklin, Wis., March 31, 1869, to Henry Bruengger . They had no children. They, however, have an adopted daughter (Marian Emily Devereaux) , whom they adopted in July 1874. For eleven years Mr. and Mrs. Bruengger lived in Kohlsvill, Washington Co., Wis., where Mr. Bruengger served as pastor. Thence they came to the German colony in Clark Co., near Greenwood, Wis., where Mr. Bruengger served the church as pastor for two or three years. This colony is a branch of the original colony that settled near Franklin, Wis.

February 17, 1907 : The wedding of Ernest Meier and Marion Wallace (ex-wife of Dean Wilton Wallis, adopted daughter of Henry and Amalia Brungger) occurred Wednesday evening, Feb. 27, 1907 at the home of Henry Bruengger , Rev. W. T. Hendren officiating.

WALLIS , Dean Wilton (14 July 1874 -2 July 1947)

Funeral services were held for Dean Wilton Wallis, 73, who died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Plahn, at Clayton, July 2, 1947. The pastor of West Side Reformed Church conducted the services at the Schiller Funeral Home, Greenwood, burial took place in the family lot in the Greenwood Cemetery. He was born July 14, 1874 in Bloomington, and was married (second) to Mrs. Alice (nee Langley) Sanford Sept. 18, 1908. He came to Greenwood, Clark Co when he was 13 years old and resided here since until 1944, when due to failing health, he went to live at the Plahn home in Clayton. He is survived by his wife of Greenwood and seven children: Leo Wallis (son of Marian nee Devereaux-Brungger Wallis Meier) , Calif.; Mrs. Leona Plahn, Clayton; Mrs. Irene Rydel, Mrs. Eleanore Mitchell, and Mrs. Elsie Montez, all of St. Paul, Minn; Staff Sgt. Donald Wallis, Tucson, Ariz. and Harry Wallis at home and also two step-daughters , Mrs. Oro Hulett, Hixon, and Mrs. Mabel Farley, St. Paul. Other survivors are one sister, Mrs. Grace Millard, Wolf Point, Mont. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorraine , in infancy (b. 1918, d. 1919) , and Pfc. Norman Wallis in World War II, also two children by a former marriage (c 1893 to Marian nee Devereaux-Bruengger) , Henry D. Wallis in World War I and Mona .

WALLIS , Henry (8 AUG 1895- 5 AUG 1918)

The remains of Henry D. Wallis, who made the supreme sacrifice for his country on the battlefields of Europe, arrived here from France Friday noon. Funeral services were conducted from the Opera House Monday, Aug. 8, 1921 at 2:30 p.m. under the auspices of the Henry D. Wallis Post, American Legion , in whose honor the post had been named. He was the first young man from this city to lose his life in the great conflict. Burial was made with due military honors in the Greenwood Cemetery. Henry Wallis was born in Greenwood Aug. 8, 1895 (son of Marian nee Devereaux-Brungger and Dean Wilton Wallis) and died Aug. 5, 1918. His boyhood and practically his whole life was spent here. He enlisted Aug. 5, 1917 with the National Guard troops of Wisconsin, as they were formed into a combat unit as the 32nd Division of the U.S. Army. He received the training at Camp Douglas and Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas. He sailed for France Feb. 18 on the "George Washington" and served with the division replacement troops in the Bordeaux area until the division again became a combat unit and moved into the tenth training area of the war Zone with Division headquarters at Prauthoy, France. Due to the scarcity of cooks, Henry was chosen as camp cook. He performed those duties with ability at the same time continuing his rifle training during leisure. In July the division entrained for the Compeign forest region and from there to Chateau. The following night consisted of night march to the lines that were marked by a lurid red in the sky and the detonation of artillery fire. Several days later Henry fell in the act of setting up his automatic rifle in an advance position near Sergy, France, Aug. 5, 1918. He leaves to mourn his loss his father, grandfather, two half-brothers, one sister (Mona) , and four half-sisters. (Also his brother Leo, 1947 living in CA)

BRYDEN family, Warner township

1893 sec 35 residence Jas. Bryden (1880 = Julia Armstrong property)

BRYDEN , James (17 July 1841 - 31 Aug. 1925)

Word was just recently received here that James Bryden formerly of Greenwood passed away at his home in Centralia, Wash., Aug. 31. Mr. Bryden was for many years one of Clark County’s prominent citizens. He was engaged in logging in early days, had a fine farm at Greenwood and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was 85 years past when he died.

JAMES BRYDEN , a prominent farmer, stock raiser and lumberman of section 35, Warner Township, Clark Co, was born in Queens County, Nova Scotia, July 17, 1841, the son of Robert and Margaret (Freeman) Bryden, the former a native of Manchester, England, and the latter of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The father came with his parents to the latter country when a boy, he was a farmer by occupation. Of their nine children, six still survive: James , John , David , William H., Letitia A. and Henrietta R. John and William H. are engaged in our subject's logging camps, of which they are superintendents. David is living in Phillips, Price Co, Wisconsin. Letitia married William F. Mason, of Faulkton, North Dakota Henrietta married Martin Schivers, of Caledonia, Nova Scotia. History of Clark and Jackson Co, WI, 1891

"...The James Bryden farm , property in the Town of Warner, was located adjacent to the Village of Greenwood. Established in c.1880, the farm consisted of one hundred and sixty acres with all but forty acres cleared and tillable. The farmhouse was well built, with hardwood floors, the decorative hardwood interior finishing and Victorian exterior trim, a showplace for that time. Bryden was a native of Nova Scotia, who came to Clark Co as a young man, where he worked in lumbering. He then became involved in farming, having it stocked with many head of quality livestock..." Greenwood History

James Bryden came to Black River Falls in the fall of 1869, where he worked two winters for D. J. Spaulding, after which he became his foreman for six years, or until the latter failed. He then began logging for himself, in which he has ever since continued. He removed to Greenwood in the fall of 1880, and in April 1883, settled on his present place, which adjoins the town of Greenwood, and the next year built a fine frame residence. He owns 800 acres in this county, 125 of which is cleared, and the remainder is covered with hardwood timber, pine, etc. He runs three camps, and during the winters of 1888-89 and 90, handled nearly 12,000,000 feet of logs each winter. Mr. Bryden was married May 24, 1881, to Addie Armstrong , born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, the daughter of William J. Armstrong, of Ashland, Wisconsin. They have one child, Wales , born December 5, 1882. Mr. Bryden was Chairman of the Board of Warner Township one term, and is also a member of the A.O.U.W.

BRYDEN , James marriage 24 May 1881

Married , May 24, 1881, at the residence of the bride's parents, Greenwood, Clark Co, by Rev. C. C. Swartz, James Bryden to Miss Ada Armstrong , both of Greenwood.

BRYDEN , Addie nee Armstrong (24 Feb 1858 - 20 APR 1944)

Addie Armstrong, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Armstrong was born Feb. 24, 1858 and passed away at her home in Centralia, Wash on April 20, 1944. She was married to James Bryden and they moved west 40 years ago. While in Greenwood they resided in the home now occupied by Wm. Neuenfeldt. She is survived by one son Wales, of Washington, one brother A.S. Armstrong , Greenwood. Funeral services were held in Washington.

June 22, 1882 : Jas. Bryden is the owner of a brand new rig-horse, harness and buggy. Jim is surely getting proud.

July 14, 1882 : Last night some unknown party or parties borrowed a span of horses and democrat wagon from the barn of Jones Tompkins and forgot to register, in consequence of which papers were made out and placed in the hands of officers in Greenwood who went in search of the missing team. It was found by tracks that the team had passed through this place. About 10 'clock today James Bryden discovered a horse feeding by the roadside half a mile this side of Hemlock Dam with a halter on it, which looked a little unusual, so he tracked it back from whence it came into the woods some dozen rods and found its mate and missing wagon, but the thieves, who could not stand the light of day, had taken the harness from the team, fed them with corn and decamped without leaving their address.

July 21, 1882 : Miss Bryden, a sister, of Jas. Bryden , is now visiting at his home in this place. Jas. Bryden is about starting for the pine timber belted woods up north of us, where he will remain a couple of weeks looking over the timber.

November 30, 1882 : Jim Bryden took a ride last Saturday and was obliged to bring his cutter home in a sack. His favorite "Billy" horse did not appreciate the condition of the roads through the woods and made things lively for a while.

December 3, 1885 : Mr. J. Bryden moves into his new house. The young folks are whispering about a house-warming. "Don’t tell".

August 24, 1893 : Mrs. James Bryden of Greenwood and Mrs. A. S. Eaton and two daughters of West Superior, were the guests of Dan Kennedy’s people last week and the first of this.

August 1894: Last Sunday, James and John Bryden , of Greenwood, were called to Phillips, Wis. They went to help their brother David , bury his wife and two children . His family was drowned in a Phillips lake while they were trying to escape from the terrible fire there. The people of Greenwood have been helping fight area fires the last three days.

Frightful losses by forest fires have been the feature of the daily dispatches for the past week. The village of Phillips, county seat of Price County, has been wiped out of existence. About 3,000 residents there have been rendered homeless. Throughout the Northern Central part of the state, millions upon millions of dollars worth of property has been destroyed, many lives lost and untold suffering under-gone on account of the fires.

Portions of Wood and Clark counties have been over-run by fires. The fires have made the Neillsville air disagreeably smoky for a week. The fires have swept through parts of the towns of Sherwood Forest, Washburn, Levis, Hewett, Lynn and other locations. A large local fire occurred a mile or two north of this city, in Pine Valley. Most harrowing reports have reached us of settlers burned out of home, with barns, crops, fences and their belongings destroyed... Rivers are no barriers to the lashing, roaring tempest of heat. In some cases, even standing cornfields have been seen to blaze like tinder, so terribly dry... Throughout this region, pastures are parched and dry, the grass crackling under the feet when trodden upon. Fortunate is he who has low-lying spots in his pasture for the livestock. The pond in this city, used as a reservoir for the city water system, is lower than ever before in the city’s history. The O’Neill Creek, which feeds the pond, has dwindled to a stream that would not fill a ten-inch pipe.... Clark County Press

October 4, 1894 : Mr. and Mrs. Bass of Curtiss are here on a visit, the guests of James Bryden ’s family.

May 23, 1895 : James Bryden of Greenwood, who has been in Tennessee and North Carolina looking over the country with a view of purchasing lands, arrived in this city Tuesday morning from his southern trip.

May 22, 1895 : James Bryden is beautifying his residence with a coat of paint.

April 6, 1899 : John Bryden , fine host of the Greewood House, was in Neillsville last Thursday.

November 23, 1899 : John Bryden , of Greenwood, called on Friends here Thursday.

June 22, 1900 : Mrs. James Bryden is spending the week in Hemlock visiting relatives and friends.

April 1902 : Jack Bryden is on the warpath because his hotel in Greenwood has been quarantined. A young man, with a case of small-pox, had boarded in Bryden’s hotel from Saturday night until Monday morning. The patient has been engaged in taking orders for enlarged pictures around the Greenwood area. Dr. Julian Backer had the patient as his guest until Tuesday morning, when he moved the man to the pest house.

March 15, 1906 : John Bryden, Al Aikins, Dr. J. C. Baker and P. E. Peterson went out for a fox hunt Saturday, going up Black River until they struck a track near the Einfeldt place. The animal was captured near Martin Johnson's, Dr. Baker getting the lucky shot. Blood was drawn on another but it escaped for that trip.

May 21, 1906 : Mrs. Bryden was over from Greenwood last week staying with Mrs. Blemenstine who is seriously ill.

BRYDEN , John a.k.a Jack (9 Sep 1843-11 Jun 1915)

John Bryden, pioneer settler of Clark Co and prominent citizen of Greenwood the past twenty-five years, died at the Mendota Hospital after several weeks of suffering and mental agony caused by a complication of troubles. Deceased was the proprietor of the Greenwood Hotel, which he had owned and operated for twenty years or more, and had become well known by the traveling public in his hospitable and homely hostelry. Mr. Bryden was born in Caledonia, Nova Scotia, Sept 9, 1843. His younger days were spent here in the woods and lumber camps. On July 26, 1888, he was married to Edith Atkins and that summer moved to this city, where he has made his home since. During the early lumbering days of Clark Co he was foreman for the Withee estate and James Bryden, running camps on the upper Black and Popple rivers during the winter and conducting driving crews in the summer. After retiring from the lumber woods he entered into the hardware business with A.M. White, under the firm name of White and Bryden. A year or so later he sold out and entered into the hotel business, which he conducted until death.

Deceased was a member of the three Neillsville Masonic Lodges and a large number of them were in this city Tuesday to pay their last respects to their departed friend. The funeral services were conducted by that organization. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife and daughter, three brothers and two sisters: James, Will and Dave Bryden of Centralia, Wash., Mrs. Lett Chivers of Newton, Wash., and Mrs. Walter Mason of Aberdeen, S.D. Not any of the above relatives were able to get here to the funeral for obvious reasons. Services were held at the M.E. Church and burial made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

"..The first boarding house was that of Schofields in Eaton Town. Mrs. Bailey also kept boarders. The first hotel was built in 1870 by W. H. Begley... Collett Durham built a hotel in the south end of town where the Pines service station now stands. He ran the hotel for awhile and then sold to John Shanks and it was later purchased by Jack (John) Bryden and his wife. They conducted the business for many years. On the death of Mr. Bryden it was sold to Joe Christie. In 1924 the building burned down...."The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)

  BRYDEN , Etta marriage - 22 Feb 1887

Married in Neillsville Feb. 22, 1887 by Rev. W. T. Hendren, Mr. Walter E. Mason , of Thorp, Wis., to Miss Etta Bryden , of Neillsville, Wis. Mr. Mason is a young lawyer about to settle in the west and Miss Bryden is a teacher of experience now engaged in the public schools of this city. (Sister of James and John Bryden)

BUGH family, Warner township

1875 census: Bugh, C. J.; 1 male, 2 females

"...This tannery was located in the city limits just south of B. P. Ketchpaw's place. Bue and his family lived in a house just north of the tannery. They tanned hides and made them into mittens, packs, etc. Summers they made ice cream and sold it at the Honeywell store. As the forests became less they did not furnish enough bark to pay for keeping up the business, so about 1876 Bue and his wife with their daughter Iva left Greenwood and moved to Eau Claire...." The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)

Directory: Carl Bugh, Glove Manufacturer and Tanner American Sketch Book by Bella French.

  Note: There was a George Bue who married a Fanny Short but this family appears to be unrelated to the preceding "Bugh" or "Bue" family.

BUKER family, Warner township

1875 census: Buker, F. H.; 5 male, 2 female

1885 Special Vet's Census: Fred Buker , Corporal, Co. C, 27 Reg't, Wisc

1895 census, head of family: W F Bunker on index Buker on census 2 male, 1 female

1895 census, head of family: Fred Bunker on index Guker on census 3 male, 3 female

1880 sec 19 no residence F. Buker

1893 sec 19 residence Fred Buker

1906 sec 19 residence F. Buker

1880 sec 20 no residence F. Buker

1893 sec 20 no residence Fred Buker

1906 sec 20 no residence E. Buker (Edward)

1906 sec 5 school on property F. W. Buker (Fred Jr.)

1906 sec 6 no residence F. W. Buker (Fred Jr.)

1956 Clark Co. Directory: Buker, Erwin Willard RT 1 Mead sec 36
                                           Buker, George F Greenwood RT 2 Mead sec 1
                                           Buker, Ted Loyal RT 1 Beaver sec 33
                                           Buker, Walter Greenwood RT 2 Mead sec 14  

1905 #106 Benker , Fred Head W M 54 M Germany Germany Farmer 12 O M F Charlotte Wife W F 64 M Germany Germany House Keeper George son W M 28 S Wisconsin Germany Farm Laborer 10 Bertha Daughter W F 23 S Wisconsin Germany   Louise Daughter in law W F 23 M Wisconsin Wisconsin Theodore Grandson W M 8/12 S Wisconsin Wisconsin

BUKER , Fred Harmon Conrad Sr. (13 Sept 1840 - 29 Oct 1924)

Fred Harmon (Hermann per UCC cemetery records) Conrad Buker, a farmer of Section 19, Warner Township, was born in Lippi Detmold, Germany Sept. 13, 1840, son of Harmon  (Hermann per UCC cemetery records) and Caroline (Reineking) Buker . (The father Harmon died after 1846 and prior to 1855, and the mother Caroline a.k.a. Amelia next married Conrad Humke) When he was 7 years (c1847) old his parents came to the United States, with their children, one of whom, Catherine, died on the voyage and was buried at sea. They settled on 160 acres of wooded land in Harman (Herman township per other records) township, Sheboygan Co, Wis., sixteen other families settling there at the same time. A large log house was built by Mr. Reineking, and in that abode five families, including that of Harmon Buker, lived the first winter. At the age of 19 (1859) years he entered the Union Army and fought in the Civil War.

After the war he farmed on his father's place until 1873 (Oct 1872 by one account, by then would have been step-father Conrad Humke’s farm) , in which year he came to Clark Co and at first lived on what is now the Wm. Reineking farm (Warner sec 20 = S. Reineking per 1880 plat map) . He made the journey overland by wagon to Neillsville, hauling 2,700 pounds in freight. On Dec 23, 1865 he had married Charlotte Schaper , a native of Germany, and she and their two children, Fred (1867-1951) and Edwin (1869-1954) , came by train. George (1878-1936) , another son, was born in Clark Co. It was in this later township that Fred Buker located, taking a tract of land of 160 acres in Section 24. He has since built a fine, large house and barn, 44 by 120 feet, which later burned down (Sept 1904) , with the loss of a bull and quantity of grain.

To make good the loss of the barn he has erected another, measuring 44 by 100 feet, and also a silo, since built by his son, George, and is conducting a good business as a general farmer. Fred Buker, Sr was one of the founders of Immanuel Reformed (UCC) Church on the West Side (note that name spelled "Bu e ker" on UCC records) . He died October 29, 1924, having reached the ripe old age of 84 years, 1 month and 16 days. He is survived by two half brothers, Condrad Humke, Jr of Sturgeon Bay and Henry Humke (1855-1935) of the West Side, one sister, Mrs. Fred Arpke of Sheboygan Co. (One sister Amelia Buker Bruengger, born 1846, died in 1905) He also leaves three sons, Fred, Jr of the West Side, Edward of Greenwood and George on the homestead, two daughters, Mrs. Henry ( Amelia ) Decker of the West Side and Mrs. John ( Bertha ) Steigert of St. Paul, Minnesota. Funeral services were held from Immanuel Reformed Church. The body was laid to rest in the West Side (UCC) Cemetery. [Combined bios and obit]

BUKER , Charlotte nee Schaper (1 Jan 1841-5 Feb 1909)

Mrs. Fred Buker died of cancer at her home on the West Side, Town of Warner, Feb. 5, 1909, aged 68 years, 1 month and 5 days. Charlotte Schaper was born (parents were Karl and Christine nee Kieser Schaper) in Stemm, Lippe-Detmold, Germany, Jan 1, 1841. Her father died when she was a small child and in 1857 she came to America with the remaining members of her family and settled in the town of Herman, Sheboygan Co. On Dec. 23, 1865 she was married to Frederick Buker, Sr and in the year 1872 the Buker family came to Clark Co, where they have since made their home. Deceased was never sick except the last two and a half months of her life, which she suffered greatly. She was a devout member of the German Reformed Church and bore her cross and pain with patience. She is survived by her husband and five children, Ed Buker of this place, George and Bertha (Bertha Christine, bapt. 22 Oct 1882 at UCC) Buker at the old home, Fred Buker, Jr in the Braun Settlement and Mrs. H. W. (Amelia) Decker of the West Side. The funeral services were held in the German Reformed Church and the interment made in the German Cemetery (UCC) on the West Side.

Feb 1879 : Fred Buker, of Greenwood, is up and going again. He has suffered with a bad ankle for some weeks, due to injuries he received in the war.

Oct 1880 : Fred Buker, of the Town of Hixon, received back pension through Clerk of Court Parkhurst a few days ago. The pension amounted to $1,086, being allowed $6 per month.

Sept. 22, 1904 : Fred Buker of the west side had the misfortune Saturday evening to have his big barn, one of the first basement barns in this part of the country, struck by lightning and burned to the ground, together with about 1000 bushels of oats and some other grain besides about 100 tons of hay. The only stock burned were two calves. A team of horses were in the barn when the fire started but the good work of the hired man, Jacob Strauss, saved these. Had the fire occurred a few moments later all the milch cows would have been inside also. Though it rained in torrents in many places that evening it hardly laid the dust in the Buker section and it was a hard fight to save the house and other buildings belonging to Mr. Buker. Only $800 insurance was carried at the time. Greenwood Gleaner

1905 #13 Bueker , Fred W. Head W M 38 M Wisconsin Germany Farmer 12 O F Lena Wife W F 30 M Wisconsin Germany House Keeper George Son W M 9 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Edna Daughter W F 6 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Omitted----- Bueker , Edwin Son W M 11 S Wisconsin Ill/Switzerland

BUKER , Fred W., Jr. (20 Nov 1867 - 24 April 1951)

Funeral services for Fred W. Buker, 83, Greenwood, were held at the West Side Evangelical and Reformed Church. Burial was made in the West Side cemetery (UCC) . Mr. Buker died at the Marden Convalescent Home where he had been the past year and a half. Mr. Buker was born (son of Fred and Charlotte nee Schaper Buker) Nov. 20, 1867 (1866 per cemetery) , in Sheboygan Co. His marriage to the former Helen Schwarze , Dec. 20, 1893, took place at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schwarze, in the Town of Warner. They had lived on their farm in Braun Settlement since their marriage. It is now operated by his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence ( Edna ) Haigh. He is survived by two children, Mrs. Haigh and George Buker , Greenwood, and a brother and a sister: Edward Buker and Mrs. Amelia Decker, Greenwood. His wife, two infant daughters (no names, one born 7 March 1904, and died 8 March 1906 but think should be born 1906 as no name was given and the other was born/died 5 Nov 1904 per UCC cemetery) , and one sister (Bertha) preceded him in death.

March 15, 1906 : Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Buker of the Braun settlement mourn the loss of an infant child born to them Thursday of last week. The mother has been very sick, but we understand is now out of danger. Greenwood Gleaner

BUKER , Helen nee Schwarze (8 Dec 1874- 18 Aug 1940)

Mrs. Fred Buker passed away suddenly at the Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, She underwent a major operation four weeks ago and was getting along nicely, but suffered a sudden heart attack. Mrs. Buker was 65 years old. She was born in the Town of Warner, December 8, 1874. She was married to Fred Buker, Jr on Dec 8, 1883 ( 20 Dec 1893 per Fred Jr. obit and cemetery, 1883 would have made Helen age 9 when married) at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Herman & (Christine) Schwarze in the Town of Warner. The Buker's have lived for forty years on their present farm in Braun Settlement 8 1/2 miles northwest of Greenwood. She is survived by her husband, one son , George Buker and one daughter , Edna (Mrs. Clarence Haigh), both of Greenwood: her father Herman Schwarze, four brothers: Adolph, Albert, George and Otto, all of Greenwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Brick of Greenwood, Mrs. Sidney Greene, of Sidney, Colorado. Funeral services were held from the West Side Reformed Church, and burial was in the West Side Cemetery (UCC) .

BUKER , George Friedrich (3 Mar 1896 - 8 April 1968)

George Fred Buker, 72, Greenwood, died April 8, 1968 in St. Joseph's Hospital at Marshfield, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Services were conducted at the Zion United church of Christ. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Buker was born (bapt 6 April 1896 at UCC, parents = Fred, Jr and Helena nee Schwarze Buker) March 3, 1896 (March 4 per birth index) , in the Town of Warner, and later moved to the town of Mead, where he had farmed. He is survived by his wife the former Bertha Braun . A sister, Mrs. Edna Haigh, preceded him in death.

BUKER , George marriage 15 Sept 1922

Mr. George Buker and Miss Bertha Braun were quietly united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Braun, in Greenwood, Clark Co Sept. 15th, 1922.

The young couple will make their home on the groom's farm in Braun Settlement.

BUKER , Bertha M. nee Braun (20 April 1898-9 Aug 1970)

Mrs. Bertha M. Buker, 72, Greenwood, died Aug. 9, 1970 at the Neillsville Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient the past six weeks. Previously she was a resident of the Memorial Home at Neillsville since March 6 of this year, following a stroke. Funeral services were held at the Zion United Church of Christ, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former Bertha M. Braun (daughter of Christian and Elsie nee Wilke Braun) was born in the town of Warner April 20, 1898. Her marriage to George Buker took place at Greenwood Sept. 15, 1922. He preceded her in death April 8, 1968. The couple farmed in the town of Mead. After her husband's death she moved into Greenwood. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Emma Speich in 1953.

May 4, 1900 : Ed. Buker has started his planing mill. Gleaner

Jan 1901 : The deal has been closed, whereby Chas. Kippenhan has purchased Ed Buker’s planing mill in Greenwood. He will fit it up for making stave headings and shingles. In the spring, he will move the mill onto a piece of land north of the old stave mill.

Aug 23, 1901 : All those owing me on mill accounts are requested to see me and make settlement on or before Sept. 1, 1901. Accounts not settled by that date will be placed in the proper hands for collection.-Ed Buker . Greenwood Gleaner

"..In 1888-89 Michaeljohn and Hatton built and operated a stave mill on the west bank of the river, about where the county gravel pit is now, and where the anchor rods for the smoke stack may still (1934) be seen in the ground. They used a tram road, which is built much as a railroad is, using logs instead of steel rails. The tram-cars had cast-iron wheels made with a flange on each side to make it follow the log rail--not having a tongue it could be drawn from either end. They were generally drawn by four horse teams, hauling about four cords to a load; these were then put into a steam vat for twenty-four hours, then a wheelbarrow full at a time was put into a swing trough, which worked by means of a cog-wheel and kept moving the bolts forward, where they were cut with a half inch knife into staves. Later this mill was sold to Jones Bros and Johnson, and operated under the name of the Greenwood Mercantile and Manufacturing Company.

Later it was sold to Henry Palms, then to Ed Buker , who ran it for twelve years , and sold it to Kippenhan...." The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)

BUKER , Edward (14 May 1869-23 Feb 1954)

Edward Buker, 84, former Greenwood Mayor and alderman, died Feb. 23, 1954 at his home. He had been in poor health for several months. Funeral services were conducted at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church and burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Buker was born (to Fred Sr and Charlotte Schaper Buker) May 14, 1869 in Sheboygan Co and came to Greenwood at the age of 4 years with his parents. He made his home here since and was engaged in logging and lumber business. Mr. Buker was mayor of Greenwood from 1914-1918 and again from 1928-1940, and was an alderman for a number of years. He was a member of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Surviving is his wife (third wife, Ella nee Christie Hemp, married in 1922.  Ed first married Anna Wehrman in 1894, then married Anita Garovi in 1914) , a son, Arthur, Greenwood; a son, Orlando , a sister, Mrs. Henry (Amelia) Decker, Greenwood. A daughter (Lorraine Mathilde Buker born 22 Sept 1897, bapt 12 Oct 1897, died 12 Oct 1899, buried UCC cemetery) , two brothers, Fred and George, and a sister, Mrs. John (Bertha) Steiger, preceded him in death. Edwin Buker belonged to the prestigious Greenwood Commercial Club and was present for the Banquet held in honor of the unveiling of the Peace Monument given to the city by Ernest Durig in 1937. He was also one of the area residents who had a bust made by the same artist.

Oct 1939 : More than 500 residents and school children attended the dedication of the fine new Greenwood High School auditorium and classroom building. This is the third public school to be built in the city of Greenwood. A formal dedication is planned for the first home basketball game during the second week in November, with Withee High School’s team as opponent. Memories of many of the older persons present were shared, back 40 years or so. Mayor Ed Buker vividly pointed out the contrast between the modern auditorium and classroom addition compared to the old log houses in which many received their early formal education. The old log school houses were of rough interior and uncomfortable equipment.

BUKER , Anna nee Wehrman (23 Sept 1873-22 May 1912)

Anna Wehrman was born September 23, 1873, in Sheboygan Co, Wisc, the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wehrman. The early part of her childhood was passed at that place, and when seven years of age she came with her parents to this city and settled on a farm a few miles west of town. On June 14, 1894 she was married to Edward Buker (as his first wife) . Mrs. Buker passed away at her home May 22nd, at the age of 38 years, 7 months and 28 days. Deceased was taken sick about the middle of January and had not been well at any time since, although she was up and about the house on different occasions. Heart trouble was the cause of death. Three children were born to her - two sons and a daughter, two of whom survive her Arthur and Orlando , a husband, three sisters - Mrs. Val Voilk, Mrs. Wm. Volk and Mrs. Gustave Abel two brothers - Fred and Otto, and an aged father she leaves to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at the M.E. church. (Buried Greenwood cemetery)

BUKER , Edward second marriage 17 March 1914

Mr. Ed Buker Greenwood and Miss Anita Garofi, late of Zurich, Switzerland, were married at Chicago, on March 17, 1914, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Arbs. This announcement came as a great surprise to friends of the groom here, as no one was aware of the approaching event. Mr. Buker has been associated with the affairs of the city for a number of years by serving on the city council in a capacity of alderman. He is also interested in the local telephone company and has devoted his career in lumbering and logging for himself and large lumber companies. The bride is not very well known here, but is of a good family in her country. She has been a student of French and German and speaks either fluently. Mr. and Mrs. Buker will reside in their home in this city and Mr. Buker expects to enter into some business enterprise soon.

BUKER , Anita Lena nee Garovi (1 March 1888-8 July 1920)

Anita Lena Garovi, was born in Sashseln, Switzerland, March 1, 1888, and died at the Marshfield hospital July 8, 1920, having reached the age of 32 years, 4 months and 8 days, the cause of her death being liver trouble. Deceased came to America in 1913 and was united in marriage at Chicago to Ed Buker (as his second wife) of Greenwood, Clark Co, Wis., March 19, 1914. She was taken sick a few weeks ago and later was taken to the hospital where the best obtainable medical attention was given her and for a while it was thought that she was recovering. She is survived by her husband, two step-children   Arthur and Orlando Buker, (Anita and Ed Buker's daughter Mary Lynn Buker born 1 Sept 1914, died 2 Oct 1914, buried Greenwood cemetery.) her mother, one sister and four brothers. The mother and two brothers reside in Switzerland, one brother in Portland, Oregon, and the other at Monroe, Wis. The sister lives in Germany. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, and the body laid to rest in the Greenwood cemetery. Those from away who attended the funeral were her brother Bert Garovi of Monroe, Wis., and Mrs. Krieller of Chicago.

BUKER , Edward third marriage 14 May 1922

A quiet wedding ceremony was performed May 14, 1922, at the Greenwood House. Mrs. Ella Hemp , who for many years was a resident of Neillsville, Clark Co, and of late years made her home with Mr. Joe Christie, proprietor of the Greenwood House, was the bride. Mr. Edward Buker, a lifetime resident of Greenwood, was the groom. They will make their home at the groom's residence in this city.

BUKER , Ella nee Christie (1 Sept 1873-Dec 1956)

Services for Mrs. Ella (Hemp) Buker, 82, who died at the Neillsville Nursing home, was held at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church and burial was made in the Neillsville cemetery. The former Ella Christie was born Sept. 1, 1873, at Greenwood and was educated in the Eaton Center area, where the family farm was located. She was married at Neillsville on Oct. 14, 1889 to Adolph Hemp . The couple moved to Neillsville, where Mr. Hemp operated the Trogner Mill. They also operated a farm on N. Grand Ave. until 1907. After the death of Mr. Hemp in 1919, she resided at Greenwood, where she married Edward Buker on March (should be May) 14, 1922. Together they operated a hotel there for several years. After the death of her second husband on Feb. 23, 1954 she resided at Greenwood until Aug. 1955, when she moved to Neillsville. She had been a patient at the Nursing Home since Dec. 19. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Elvira) Neff Sr., Neillsville one brother, Joe Christie, Chetek. Two sisters preceded her in death.

Neillsville Cemetery: Hemp-Buker, Ella 1873 1956 Adolph Hemp 14-Oct-1889 Christie

History of the Northside Repair Shop City of Greenwood, WI--It was located in Block 13, Lot 10 of the Miller Addition on Miller Street.   Oct. 6, 1902 --J. C. & A. E. Miller sold to Erastus Bowen

May 6, 1906 --Erastus Bowen sold to Alice Young. May 7, 1907 --Alice Youngs sold to Ed Buker. Ed Buker sold Maxwell and Nash automobiles from the shop and employeed Louis Arbs as mechanic. Dec. 19, 1929 -- Ed Buker sold to Louis Arbs

BUKER , Arthur Clarence (5 Sept 1895-7 Dec 1959)

Masonic services were at the Hill Funeral Home and in Zion United Church of Christ for "A.C." Arthur Clarence Buker, 64, president of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Greenwood, who died of a heart attack Dec. 7, 1959. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. (Parents were Ed and Anna nee Wehrman Buker, Arthur Clarence bapt 15 Sept 1895 at UCC.)

BUKER , Arthur C. marriage 22 April 1917

Mr. Arthur C. Buker and Miss Mae LeGault were quietly married at St. Paul, Minn., April 22, 1917. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buker of our city and holds the position of cashier of the F. M. Bank. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. LeGault of Longwood, Clark Co.

BUKER , Mae nee LeGault (19 Mar 1897-6 Feb 1980)

Mae Buker, 82, of Greenwood died Feb. 6, 1980 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Buker were at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greenwood. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mae Le Gault was born at Longwood on March 19, 1897 to Henry and Valarie (Hebert) LeGault. She received her education at Longwood grade School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1914. She was married to Arthur Buker at St. Paul, Minn. on April 22, 1917. She lived in Greenwood all her life. Her husband was president of the Greenwood Bank and she was a director of the bank. Survivors include one son, Cy Buker , one daughter, Mrs. Vernon ( Elaine ) Mech, Greenwood.  Pallbearers were Lee Buker, Robert Buker, Patrick Buker, Michael Mech, Glenn Fields and Mike Dreiosen. April 1938 : Cy Buker , of Greenwood, has been listed as one of the first string pitchers of the University of Wisconsin baseball team. Cy pitched for Greenwood in the Cloverbelt league last year and is being sought by Medford for its pitching staff this summer. CCPress

Mech, Elaine B. nee BUKER (20 Feb 1923-11 July, 2003)

Elaine B. Mech, 80, Greenwood, died July 11, 2003, at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greenwood, with burial in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Elaine B. Buker was born on Feb. 20, 1923, in Greenwood, to Arthur and Mae (nee LeGault) Buker . She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1940, and attended UW-Madison for 3 1/2 years. She married Vernon Mech on May 22, 1943, in Madison. They lived in Greenwood, where she taught typing and shorthand in Clark Co Schools for 12 years. She was a past director of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Greenwood. Survivors include her husband, Vernon, Greenwood; one daughter, Vicki (Richard E.) Mech-Hester, Indianapolis, Ind.; one son, Michael (Tina) Mech, St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, Cy (Harriet) Buker , Greenwood; a niece, Bonnie Buker, Withee. Preceding her in death were her parents.

BUKER , Orlando first marriage 3 Nov 1924

A very quiet wedding was that of Orlando Buker and Miss Helen Jackson and it wasn't until several days after their marriage that the news of the wedding was spread. Mr. Buker and Miss Jackson were married at the parsonage of the West Side Reformed Church, Nov. 3rd, 1924. Orlando, or "Rug" as we all know him, needs no introduction to our readers as he has been a resident here in Greenwood, for years, and is the youngest son of Ed Buker. Miss Jackson  (daughter of Mathew Jackson of Loyal) is a sister of Mrs. Henry (Verna) Moors. At present Mr. Buker is a member of the Favells Orchestra and is stationed at Wis. Rapids for the winter. Mrs. Buker has been teaching at the Decker school since September and for the time being she will continue at the head of this school. [Nothing further found on Helen Jackson Buker, the Mathew Jackson family or the Henry and Verna Moors family.]

BUKER , Orlando Chester (26 Oct 1900-17 July 1942)

Funeral services for Orlando Chester "Rug" Buker, 41, who died suddenly from a heart attack July 17, 1942, were held at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Buker. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Orlando "Rug" Buker, son of Edwin and Anna nee Wehrman Buker, was born in Greenwood on Oct. 26, 1900 (bapt at UCC 27 Jan 1901) , and attended the Greenwood Public School, graduating from the high school here in 1919. He then attended the Central State Teachers College, Steven Point, for one year. For the next 15 years he was engaged in musical work. Mr. Buker was married to Miss Mary Ann Rigillo at Rhinelander on Aug. 16, 1932. The family returned to Greenwood in 1937 and Mr. Buker opened a Coast to Coast Store here. He was president of the Clark Co Conservation League this year. Surviving besides his wife are three children, Edward Gregory , Donna Mae , and John Scott .

1938 : Rug Buker , who has been employed at the H. R. Baird store for several years, resigned his position Saturday. Willard Stafford has taken over the position at the store. Rug is busily engaged remodeling and fixing up the Volk tailor shop building where he will open a new "Coast to Coast store. He expects to be ready for business within a few weeks...  "Rug" Buker , well known Greenwood resident will open his new "Coast to Coast" store in the Volk building Saturday, April 2nd. The Coast to Coast Store is a home owned and operated store but has the buying power of 225 stores so that the customer receives the best possible buys in radios, washing machines, auto parts, hardware and sporting goods. "Rug" is a home town boy who was born and raised in Greenwood and spent most of his life here. For the past 2½ years he has been employed at the H.R. Baird General Merchandise store in this city. Harry Anstrom and Laurell Clauson of Minneapolis have been here for the past week assisting Mr. Buker in remodeling his new store and it is now one of the most modern and up-to-date stores in this part of the state. There will be Free Gifts Saturday and everyone is invited to come in and look over this new up-to-date store and merchandise. GRAND OPENING OF COAST TO COAST STORE, SAT. APR 2, 1938

BUKER , Mary Ann nee Rogillio (8 Mar 1911-18 Mar 2005)

Mary Ann Buker, 94, Neillsville, died March 18, 2005, at the Memorial Nursing Home, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Neillsville. Burial was in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Mary Ann Rogillio was born on March 8, 1911, in Bessemer, Ala., to Henry and Margaret (nee P'Pool) Rogillio. She attended grade schools in Alabama and Mississippi and graduated from high school in Houston, Texas. She married Orlando "Rug" Buker on Aug. 16, 1932 , in Rhinelander. They owned and operated a Coast- to- Coast Hardware Store in Greenwood from 1938-1942, "Rug" died in 1942, and she continued to run the business by herself until 1949.

She had various factory jobs until 1958, when she began working at Neillsville Memorial Hospital, where she worked until her retirement. She was a former member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (now the UCC) , Greenwood, and a member of the United Methodist Church, Neillsville. Survivors include one daughter, Donna Smith, Neillsville; a half brother, Henry (Paula) Rogillio, Metairie, La., and two half sisters, Frances (Jimmy) Hale, Nacogdoches, Texas, and Janice (Theo) Tillman, Monroe La. Preceding her in death were her husband, "Rug" Buker, a brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Gene Rogillio; her parents, Henry and Margaret Rogillio; her sons , Edward and John Buker; and a daughter , in infancy (unnamed, born and died 30 Jan 1937) .

BUKER , Edward Gregory (19 June 1933-22 Feb 2004)

Edward "Pete" G. Buker, 70, Neillsville, died Feb. 22, 2004, at his sister's (Donna Smith) home. Funeral services were held at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood. Burial was in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238. Edward Gregory Buker was born on June 19, 1933, in Rhinelander, to Orlando "Rug" and Mary Ann (nee Rogillio) Buker. He was raised and educated in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 until Nov. 1, 1956. He married Natalie Carroll in California in 1956. They later divorced . He returned to Wisconsin and worked in an auto parts distribution warehouse in Milwaukee for 14 years. He then returned to Neillsville where he worked for many years at Model Laundry and later at the American Legion Hall. He resided in Neillsville until the time of his death. Survivors include his mother, Mary Ann Buker, Neillsville; his children , Gregg (Cindy) Buker, Harrisonburg, Virginia, Michael (Doris) Buker, Royse City, Texas, and Douglas (Sylvia) Buker, Justin, Texas; one sister, Donna Smith, Neillsville; his fishing buddy and close friend Tom Henneman, Neillsville. Preceding him in death were his father, Orlando Buker, in 1941; his brother, John Buker, in 2001; his brother-in-law, Earl Smith, in 1998; and one sister, in infancy.

BUKER , John Scott (15 Feb 1942-12 May 2001)

John "Jack" Buker, 59, Marshfield, died May 12, 2001, at his home. Funeral services were held at the Greenwood Cemetery. The Greenwood American Legion Post 238 conducted military rites. John Buker was born on Feb. 15, 1942, in Greenwood, to Orlando and Mary Ann (nee Rogillio) Buker. He graduated from Greenwood High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. He married Jean Nieman . They later divorced . After his military service, he worked in Physical therapy, first at the Marshfield Center, and was currently employed in that same capacity at the Purdy Retirement Center. He enjoyed model railroading and was associated with the Marshfield Model Train Club. He enjoyed music, especially jazz, and played the trumpet and was formerly a member of a band. Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Bump, Plano, Ill.; his mother, Mary Ann Buker, Neillsville; three grandchildren, Ashley, C. J., and Dakota; one sister, Donna M. Smith, Neillsville; and one brother, Peter Buker, Neillsville. He was preceded in death by his father, Orlando "Rug" Buker.

BUKER , George L. (20 Jan 1878-10 Nov 1936)

Funeral services for George L. Buker (George C . per cemtery) , 58, who died as the result of a stroke Nov. 10, 1936 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, were conducted at the West Side Reformed church. Brief rites at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. August Rheinhardt, preceded those at the church. Burial took place in the West Side cemetery (UCC) . Mr. Buker was born (son of Fred and Charlotte nee Schaper Buker) on Jan. 20, 1878, in the town of Warner, and was married to Louise Poppe on Nov. 18, 1903. She survives him, as do the following children: Theodore , Owen; Walter , Irvin and Mrs August ( Elsie ) Rheinhardt, Greenwood and Irma (Irma Elmira, born 1911, bapt at UCC 22 Nov 1912, died 26 July 1977, buried at UCC) , Owen. Two brothers, Edward Buker and Fred Buker, Greenwood and two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Amelia) Decker, Greenwood and Mrs. John (Bertha) Steiger, Lewistown, Id., also survive him.

BUKER , Louise nee Poppe (20 Aug 1881-4 April 1961)

Mrs. Louise Buker, 79, died April 4, 1961 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. She had been admitted at the hospital after suffering a fractured hip at the Clark Co Hospital in Owen, where she had been residing for the past three years. Funeral services were held in the Immanuel United Church of Christ, and burial was made in the West Side Cemetery (UCC) . The former Louise Poppe was born (daughter of Gustave and Auguste nee Kotzel Poppe) in Greenwood Aug. 20, 1881 (1882 per cemetery) , and received her education there. She was married on Nov. 18, 1903, to George Buker , who died in 1936. The couple farmed in this area. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edward ( Irma ) Kuester (Ed Kuester born 4 June 1915, died 11 Aug 1970, buried UCC) , Christie, and Mrs. Albert ( Elsie ) Jacks, Empire, Ore. three sons, Theodore , Loyal; Walter , Greenwood and Erwin , Willard a brother, George Poppe, Longwood a sister, Mrs. Warren Poppe, Mabel, Minn.

BUKER , Theodore Karl (7 Sept 1904-12 Mar 1978)

Theodore C. Buker, 73, Loyal, Clark Co, died March 12, 1978 at the Victory Memorial Hospital in Stanley. Funeral services were at the Maurina Funeral Home in Owen, and burial was in the Riverside Cemetery at Withee. Mr. Buker was born (son of George L. and Louise nee Poppe Buker) Sept. 7, 1904 (bapt at UCC 4 Dec 1904) in the Town of Warner. He married the former Lula (1902-1987, buried Riverside cemetery) Flynn (daughter of James and Eliza nee McKinzie Flynn) Dec. 24, 1930 at Greenwood. He farmed in the Town of Beaver, where he also did carpenter work and blacksmith work. Survivors include his wife one son , James Buker of Cornell two brothers, Walter Buker, Greenwood; Ervin Buker of Willard one sister, Mrs. Elsie Jacks of Clackamas, Ore. He was preceded in death by one sister (Irma Kuester) .

BUKER , Walter Edward (26 Sep 1906 - 6 Mar 1985)

Walter Buker, 78, formerly of Greenwood died March 6, 1985, at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville. Services were held at Rinka Funeral Home. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Walter Buker was born to George and Louise (nee Poppe) Buker on Sept. 26, 1906 (bapt at UCC 10 Feb 1907) , in the Town of Warner. He and Dorothy Ella Kuester were married on Jan. 31, 1935. They farmed in the Mead area. For the past six years he resided with his daughter. Surviving him are one daughter, Mrs. Ronald ( Lois ) Stasek of Owen one sister, Mrs. Elsie Jacks of Portland, Ore. Preceding him in death are his wife in 1944 his parents one daughter, Eleanor two brothers, Ted and Ervin and one sister, Irma.

BUKER , Dorothy Ella nee Kuester (19 May 1914-11 Jan 1944)

Mrs. Walter Buker, nee Dorothy Kuester, daughter of Mrs. Mayme Kuester and the late Henry Kuester, was born in the Town of Warner and spent her childhood and attended school there. In 1934 (should be 31 Jan 1935 ) she was united in marriage to Walter Buker in Neillsville. To this union two daughters were born, Eleanor 9, and Lois May 5. Mrs. Buker passed away suddenly Jan. 11, 1944 (cemetery also has a Mrs. Walter Buker, no birth date, died 1 Jan 1943 ) following a heart attack, having reached the age of 29 years, 7 months and 22 days. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, her mother, two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Leona) Boe of Greenwood, and Miss Lila of Neillsville; two brothers, Edward of Christie and John in the Southwest Pacific Islands; her grandfather, Gottlieb Kuester of the town of Warner. Her father preceded her in death in 1927 and a sister Evelyn on Jan. 7, 1922. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church. She was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

BUKER , Eleanor Bernice (6 Aug 1934-14 Aug 1959)

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hill Funeral Home for Miss Eleanor Bernice Buker, 25, Florida, who died Aug. 14, 1959 in St. Joseph's Hospital at Marshfield from skull and brain injuries suffered in an auto accident. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Miss Buker was born Aug. 6, 1934 in the Town of Warner, Clark Co, the daughter of Walter Buker and the late Mrs. Walter Buker, the former Dorothy Kuester , who died in 1944. Miss Buker lived in the Town of Warner with her father and was employed in Marshfield and Rockford, Ill., before she went to Florida 1 years ago, where she had been employed. She came to Greenwood about two weeks ago for a vacation. Surviving is her father, Walter Buker, who was released from the hospital Friday, and one sister, Mrs. Dewayne ( Lois ) Vollrath, Stratford.

Jacks, Elsa Alma nee BUKER (6 July 1909-16 Jan 1993)

Graveside services were held at Milwaukee, Oregon for Elsie A. Jacks, 83, the former Elsie Buker , a native of the Greenwood, Clark Co area. She died Jan. 16, 1993, in Gladstone, Oregon Care Center of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was born July 6, 1909 (bapt at UCC 24 April 1910) , in Greenwood, to George and Louise (nee Poppe) Buker . She was first married to August Reinhardt and later married Albert Jacks. He died in 1975. She had lived in the Portland, Oregon area since 1950. Survivors include two daughters, Gerry Lueck, Neillsville and Audrey Poitra, LaPaloma, Cal. one son, Gene, Milwaukie, Oregon.

BUKER , Ervin Edward (14 Dec 1917-25 Feb 1983)

Funeral services were held for Ervin E. Buker, 65, Willard, Clark Co. Mr. Buker died Feb. 25, 1983, at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville. Burial was in Stacy Estate Cemetery . Ervin Buker was born to George and Louise (nee Poppe) Buker on Dec. 14, 1917 (bapt at UCC 24 Feb 1918) , in the Town of Warner. He was married to Tillie Stacy (ex-wife of Clarence Monegar, Sr.) on May 15, 1949, at Decorah, Iowa. He worked for the REA program until 1953. He was then self-employed in the pulp business. Surviving him are his wife one son, Kenneth of Wis. Rapids and one brother, Walter of Owen, one sister, Mrs. Elsie Jacks of Portland, Ore. He was predeceased by one sister (Irma Kuester) and one brother (Theodore) . (Step-son John William Monegar, son of Tillie Stacy Monegar Buker, died 1978)

Stacy Estate Cemetery : 1994 Plat Map "Tillie Stacy ETAL" (old maps = "Indian Land") Mead township sec 35 & 36 (cemetery not noted on maps) . Also in that small private cemetery: Mary Lyon 1840-1922, and baby (no dates for baby) ; Marion Thomas Sullivan, b. 1968, no death date; Tracy Monegar 2 Nov 1959-15 Dec 1994.

MONEGAR, John William (5 July 1944-1 Feb 1978)

John Monegar, 33, a former Greenwood, resident, now residing in Chippewa Falls, was found dead in his hotel room Sat evening, Feb. 4, 1978. Death was believed to have occurred sometime on Wed, Feb. 1, 1978. A graveside service was conducted at Stacy Estates Cemetery . A memorial service followed at the Buker residence. Rev. James Selmser of Winnebago United Church of Christ officiated. John Monegar was born (to Tillie Stacy and Clarence Monegar, Sr. Note that cemetery has Tillie POPPE as mother of John William Monegar, I think this is in error.) on July 5, 1944 at Black River Falls and attended Greenwood grade and high school. He went to vocational school to become a welder and then worked for a number of years for a Marshfield firm as a welder. He was presently employed as a maintenance man for Northern Colony of Chippewa Falls. Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. (Tillie Stacy Monegar and step-father) Ervin Buker, Greenwood two half-brothers , Clarence Monegar, Jr (son of Emma Stacy and Clarence Monegar, Sr.) of Crystal, Minn. and Kenneth Buker (son of Tillie Stacy Monegar and Ervin Buker) of Marshfield and three half-sisters (children of Emma Stacy or 3rd wife Melba and Clarence Monegar, Sr.) , Mrs. Mona (David) Garthune of Minneapolis, Mrs. Marsha Fox of Minnetonka, Minn., and Mrs. Martha Sullivan of Duluth, Minn. Preceding him in death was his father, Clarence Monegar, Sr.

Clarence Moneger, Sr was a member of the Winnebago tribe, regionally renown artist who died in 1968. Married in 1932 to first wife Emma Stacy who died in 1942. His second wife was her sister Tillie Stacy, they divorced.  His third wife was Melba, maiden name unknown. Emma and Tillie Stacy were daughters of Rev. John Stacy. Tillie Stacy Monegar (10 Mar 1912-30 Sept 2000) next married on 15 May 1949 to Ervin E. Buker (14 Dec 1917-25 Feb 1983) .

June 18, 2003 : There is sufficient evidence to believe that a Willard man, Ervin K. Buker, Sr., probably did recklessly shoot a .30-.30 rifle at a neighbor last April, according to a judge's ruling this week. Clark Co Circuit Court Judge Jon Counsell came to that conclusion following a half-hour preliminary hearing during which two witnesses testified. He then ordered the case against the 53- year-old Buker bound over for trial. Buker is charged with first degree reckless endangerment, a felony having a potential maximum penalty of 12 years in prison and a $25,000 fine, for allegedly shooting at Joseph Brummeyer in an April 10th altercation. The incident was brought on, Buker claims, after Brumrneyer made an obscene gesture at him. Buker also faces three misdemeanor charges that include possessing a firearm while intoxicated, pointing a firearm at another and disorderly conduct, charges that could bring additional penalties of 21 months in prison and another $21,000 in fines. Free on a $1,000 cash bond, Buker was in court during the hearing. Sitting next to his court- appointed attorney, Linda Smith, of Neillsville, he listened first to the testimony of his son, Ken Buker . Responding to questions directed to him by Clark Co District Attorney Darwin Zwieg, Ken Buker recalled that he had been told by his father that Brummeyer had "flipped him off' with his middle finger earlier that day. Asked by Zwieg for more detail about his father's reaction to the gesture, Buker would only say, "He was mad. That's all I know." Brummeyer was called to the witness stand and, in questioning by Zwieg, recalled that Buker came to his residence unexpectedly and began cursing him for the obscene gesture. Buker was "hollering" as he demanded an apology, Brummeyer stated. "He leveled the rifle at me," Brummeyer said, demonstrating on the stand how Buker placed the butt of the rifle against his shoulder and took aim from a distance of 20 feet. "Get over here!" Buker yelled out as he fired the gun, Brummeyer recalled.

Brummeyer said he heard the gun go off, but he was not struck. From his manner and tone of voice, Buker appeared to have been drinking, said Brummeyer. Following the testimony, Counsell said that from the testimony it appeared that there were sufficient grounds to sustain the first-degree reckless endangerment charge, and ordered the case bound over for trial. An arraignment, in which Buker is to formally enter a plea of guilty or not guilty to the charges, has been scheduled for June 27. A trial date may be set at that time, as well . Clark Co., Press, Neillsville, WI

BUKER , unmatched buried in Greenwood cemetery: Emma 1877-1974; John 1872-1954; Ione R. 1924-1970; Donald W. 1915-1993.

BUSHMAN family, Warner township

1893 sec 35 two residence W. H. B.

1906 sec 35 two residences H. Bushman (1915 = F. Wessling and Carl Grashorn properties)

April 1907 : "The new cheese factory being built on the Bushman farm (Warner sec 35) a half mile north of town is for the Greenwood Cheese and Butter Co., and incorporated co-operative company organized on March 9, with A. Speich, president, Frank Markee, Vice President, and John Bushman, secretary and treasurer. It consists of seven members. About 3,000 pounds of milk can be counted on at the start, Bushman says, and a start will be made April 1, if the machinery arrives in time. Machinery with a capacity of 6,000 pounds will be installed."

BUTCHER family, Warner township

1906 sec 21 no residence S. H. Butcher

1905 #122 Bulcher, Stephen Head W M 50 M Pennsylvania Engl/France Carpenter 5 O M F Mary Wife W F 42 M Minnesota Canada House Keeper Lucien Son W M 15 S Minnesota Penn/Minn Farm Laborer 8 Bessie daughter W F 13 S Minnesota Penn/Minn Maggie Daughter W F 10 S Minnesota Penn/Minn Mary Daughter W F 7 S Minnesota Penn/Minn Ada Daughter W F 4 S Minnesota Penn/Minn Helen Daughter W F 2 S Minnesota Penn/Minn

December 27, 1906 : S. H. Butcher is home from Montana where he has been doing carpenter work this past summer and fall. He seems to like it out there and plans on going back in the spring.

BUTCHER , Stephen Henry (17 Mar 1855-19 Mar 1915)

Stephen Henry Butcher was born in Newcastle, Pa., March 17, 1855 and soon moved with his parents (Stephen and Margaret nee LaBlue Butcher) to Pittsburgh, Pa., where he lived until fourteen years of age when he went west. In 1882 at Wabasha, Minn., he was married to Miss Mary Degneau , where they made their home for fourteen years. In 1896 the family came to Greenwood and located east of this city, later moving to the present home on the West Side. Deceased followed the occupations of carpenter and farming. Deceased met a very untimely and sudden death on Mar. 19, 1915, when at the Kreissig and Schwarze Saw Mill after a load of lumber. He was taken very suddenly with apoplexy and died instantly before any of those who witnessed the scene could reach him.

Mr. Butcher had apparently been in the best of health and was about his work as usual without the first thought of what his fate would be. He was a man that had never been ill in his life, always strong, pleasant and agreeable. There were seven children born in this family, the oldest dying in infancy (Lula Mae died 1897) . Of those who remain to mourn his departure are a wife, one son, Lucien , and five daughters, Mrs. Bessie Meland and Mrs. Margaret Lein of Burke, Wis., and Mary , Ada and Helen , who are still at home. He also leaves four sisters, three in Mo., and one in Col. Funeral services were conducted by the I.O.O.F. from the M.W.A. hall in this city, interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

BUTCHER , Mary nee Degneau (1862-18 June 1940)

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church, Greenwood for Mrs. Mary L. Butcher, 76, who died June 18, 1940 at Minneapolis. Interment was made in the Butcher family lot in the Greenwood Cemetery. The Royal Neighbors of America Camp of Greenwood, of which she was a member for 30 years, contributed a spray of white peonies and purple iris, the lodge colors. Relatives and friends from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Drake and son, David, Minneapolis; Mrs. Orwin Lien and son, Donald, Madison; George Hintz and daughter, Mona, Menomonie; Jimmie Butcher, Willard; Mrs. Arnold Beyer and Mrs. Ethel Van Horn, Alma Center; Mrs. Alice Quilling, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hintz, Mrs. Anna Hintz, Mrs. George Hintz, Mrs. Charles Harshmand and Mrs. August Lang, all of Menomonie.

BUTCHER , Emma nee Reese (18 Sept 1891-20 Jan 1981)

Emma Reese Butcher died Jan. 20, 1981, at the age of 89, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jean Kaveckas in Chicago, where she had made her home. She was born Sept. 18, 1891, at Ridgeway, Wis. She graduated from Dodgeville high School and attended Platteville Teacher's College. She taught school in Wisconsin and South Dakota, later working as a stenographer in Eau Claire until her marriage to Lucian S. Butcher in Willard, Clark Co on Nov. 8, 1919, where they operated a saw mill and later a garage. They had two children, Iris Jane and James Stephan. In 1949, they moved to Arizona, where her husband died at Bull Hood City in 1953 . She was a member of the Greenwood American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors are her daughter, Jane , and son, James , brother David H. Reese of Greenwood and two sisters, Mrs. Henrietta R. Cross of Dodgeville and Miss Lulu M. Reese of Greenwood. One brother and three sisters are deceased. The remains were cremated and interment will be in the Reese family lot in the Greenwood Cemetery.

BUTCHER , James S. (30 Mar 1924-14 Feb 1990)

Word had been received of the death of James S. Butcher , 65, on Feb. 14, 1990, in Spokane, Wash. The body was cremated and the ashes interred in Whitehall, Mont. He was born to Lucian and Emma (Reese) Butcher , March 30, 1924, in Willard. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1941. He served four years in the Navy. He married Bessie Ritchie of Whitehall, Mont. in 1962. He was a certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor for several years. He is survived by seven step-children and one son , Luke one sister, Jane Kaveckas, Chicago, Ill. two aunts, Lulu Reese, Greenwood and Helen Drake, Mesa, Ariz. Preceding him in death were his parents and wife.

BUTLER family, Warner township

1895 Warner Township census, head of family: Wm Butler 3 male, 1 female

1930 Butler Township , Clark Co Census: Butler, Wm. C . Head M W 66 M Wis Penn Pen Farmer Dairy Farm Minnie Wife F W 60 M Wisc Canada Penn

Butler William W. Co. F, 49th WI Inf.; PVT; 21Feb1865-8Nov1865; VGR #329

NEILLSVILLE CITY PINE VALLEY Sec. C, Lot 1 Edward Gault of Neillsville (next of kin)

"...Soon after the Granton Village was platted, c.1880, several of the business buildings in Mapleworks were moved to sites in Granton. D. Parker built the first new store which was occupied by P. J. Kemmeter. W. H. Butler and H. A. Knorr built the general store in 1897, Schuelke and Schultz operated the store for four or five years, with Snaer managing the store the following years until 1910. H. C. Witte then operated the store as "Witte's Cash Store" from 1910 to 1932...."

Many Butler families, difficult to tell which " Wlm Butler " lived in Warner township in 1895.







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