Warner Township

Clark County, Wisconsin

Warner Township Pioneers

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

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DITTON family, Warner township

1905 #142 Ditton, Frank Head W M 34 S Wisconsin Pennsylvania Day Laborer 9 O F F " Mrs. Mother W F 65 W Pennsylvania Pennsylvania

DITTON, Sarah a.k.a. Mary nee Mosier or Mosien (25 Dec 1828- 7 Sept 1910)

Mrs. Sarah Ditton died Sep. 7, 1910, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Fricke, after a lingering illness of several years. She was born at Delaware, Ohio, in 1828, and moved to northern Indiana with her parents when a child. She was married (at age 32, previously married?) to George Ditton in 1860. To them were born seven children, four of whom survive: Mrs. Sarah Miner, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Oscar (Clara 1872-1941) Fricke and Mrs. Mattie (Martha 1863-1936) Rand and son Frank of Greenwood. Short services were held at the house and funeral services were also held at the Presbyterian Church. Burial took place in Greenwood cemetery (Sarah also listed as Mary, birth and death dates the same).

Greenwood cemetery: Charley Ditton 22 April 1855- 10 July 1899, parents listed as George and Mary (Sarah) nee Mosier Ditton, but they weren't married until 1860; Mary (Sarah) Ditton 25 Dec 1828- 7 Sept 1910, parents Israel and Juncha nee Covey Mosien; Henry Louis Ditton 9 Dec 1867- 17 Nov 1890, no parents listed, married Sarah Cole on 11 June 1919.  This entry is in error. Sarah Cole 1891-1957 married on 11 June 1919 to Henry DITTNER, not DITTON).

DITTON, George D. (2 July 1865 - 2 July1897)

George Ditton (son of Sarah and George Ditton) dropped dead near the home of his sister, Mrs. H. G. (Martha "Mattie") Rand, on Thursday of last week, July 2, 1897, about six o' clock, of heart disease. He had been in excellent spirit during the afternoon and at about half past five he left the house accompanied by his brother and nephew. When they had gone about two miles they came to where several bunches of strawberries were growing in the edge of the woods. Mr. Ditton stooped over to pick a bunch of berries and fell forward on his face dead. The cries of the boys brought the neighbors to the spot and he was carried to the home of his sister, where restoratives were applied but to no avail. The deceased had recently came from Indiana, thinking the climate of Wisconsin would benefit his health, and had only been here a week. The funeral services were held at the house. He leaves a wife and five children. He was buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

DITTON, Frank (2 Sept 1875- 27 Mar 1947)

Funeral rites were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dixon, 3 miles north of Greenwood, for Frank Ditton, 71, Greenwood, who died March 27, 1947 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, where he had been taken the preceding day. Mrs. Dixon is a niece of Mr. Ditton. The Grace Methodist Church officiated at the service. Burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Ditton was born Sept. 2, 1875 (son of George and Sarah Ditton) in Columbia City, Ind., and was unmarried. Only (?) survivors were two nieces and a nephew (children of Frank's sister Martha nee Ditton Rand), Paris Rand, Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Ernest (Olive nee Rand) Dixon, Greenwood and Mrs. A. L. (Alta nee Rand) Devos, Neillsville.

DRINKWINE family, Warner township

1875 Warner census: Drinkwine, Larry; 4 male, 3 female

1880 census, Warner township, CC, WI

Drinkwine, Larry head m w 58 m France England France farmer Drinkwine, Clarissa wife f w 43 m Canada Canada Canada keeps house Drinkwine, Larry Jr. son m w 20 s Wisconsin France Canada laborer Drinkwine, George son m w 17 s Wisconsin France Canada laborer Drinkwine, John son m w 14 s Wisconsin France Canada laborer Drinkwine, Viola daughter f w 12 s Wisconsin France Canada Drinkwine, Violet daughter f w 8 s Wisconsin France Canada

1885 Special Vet's census: L. Drinkwine, Private; Co B; 8th Reg't, Wisc

1895 census, head of family: Larry Drinkwine 3 male, 1 female

1880 sec 20 residence Larry Drinkwine

1893 sec 20 residence L. Drinkwine (1906 Otto Gruwell, son-in-law)

DRINKWINE, Larry, Sr. (1 May, 1821- 13 Nov 1901)

Larry Drinkwine, of section 20, Warner Township, Clark Co, was born in Paris, France, May 1, 1821, the son of George Drinkwine, a native of London, England. He brought his family to Montreal, Canada in 1823, where the father kept a tavern. Mr. Drinkwine began farming in Canada, which he continued until the fall of 1854, in which year he came to Sheboygan Co on the steamer Lady Elgin, which sprung a leak on the way, and Mr. Drinkwine and others were obliged to pump water.

They finally landed in the harbor with no loss of life or property. Mr. Drinkwine first worked on a farm in the vicinity of Sheboygan until 1861, when he enlisted in the war, in Company B, Eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and served three and a half years, participating in the battles of Mechanicsville, Missouri, Pilot Knob, Iuka, Coffeeville, Holly Springs, Corinth, Pine Bluff, charge and siege of Vicksburg, Red River campaign, Guntown, Mississippi, and others. He was wounded three times: first on the forehead by a piece of shell, on the return from the Red River campaign, next through the left thigh in the charge on Vicksburg, and again in the left ankle at Guntown, the ball striking the bone and passing into the back part of the leg, where it still remains. He still suffers from the effects of these injuries.

After the war Mr. Drinkwine returned to Sheboygan and worked on a farm until 1867, when he came to this county, settling in Warner Township, which he has ever since made his home. In 1870 he settled on his present farm of eighty acres, forty-five of which is cleared. There were no roads here at that time, and Mr. Drinkwine often walked to and from Neillsville, camping in the woods on his way, and one time carried fifty pounds of flour on his back. He would often put the flour on his neck and swim the river, as he could not always get across on the boat. He was married in 1851 to Clarissa Tedrow (22 May 1835- 4 Sept 1896, buried Greenwood cemetery. Note that there is also a Marion [called "Maria" on the death index] Drinkwine, who died of stomach cancer, with dates of 10 Mar 1831- 3 Sept 1896, the death date being almost identical to that of Clarissa's death date. Clarissa and Marion might be the same person. No other reference to a Marion Drinkwine was found.), a native of Sherbrook, Canada, and they have had seven children, five of who are now living: Larry (born c 1861), George (born c1863), John (obit 1865-1933), Villa (born 1868) and Violet (born c1872). Villa (Arvilla 1868-1943) married Otto Duell (should be Gruwell, not Duell), of this city, and they have one child—Edward (Asa Gruwell). History of Clark & Jackson Counties, WI, 1891

"...Lary Drinkwine's first home was of logs twelve by twelve feet, and roofed with elm bark, but was large enough for himself, wife and three children....." Mead township history

Nov 15, 1901: Larry Drinkwine died (Nov 13) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Otto Gruwell, pneumonia being the cause. The funeral was held from the home, interment to take place in the Greenwood cemetery. Greenwood Gleaner

The following numbered genealogical info researched by Paul Foster and Marla Zwakman, full details available on this site.

2 i. Larry Drinkwine (Jr.) was born Aug 1861. (no further info found)

3 ii. George Washington Drinkwine was born 4 Mar 1863 in Sheboygan, Wisc, and died 15 Jul 1924 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., Wash.

1906 Warner township sec 8 residence? Geo. Drinkwine

Feb 9, 1900: George Drinkwine and wife are not satisfied to be merely producers of honey of a high grade, but they are trying their hand at something new and they think they have something sweeter than even triple extract of honey- a rollicking baby boy (this should read "girl"), born Feb. 1. (Birth index has Ivie J. born 1 Feb 1900) This is No. 1, and congratulations are therefore in order. Gleaner

George Drinkwine, son of Larry Drinkwine, Sr, born c 1863 per 1880 census, his wife was the daughter of John Cushman Mabie. In addition to the daughter born Feb 1, 1900, there were two other Drinkwine children on the birth index: Vernon born 4 Jan 1902 and John G. born 14 Mar 1907. Parents were not listed on this index. According to the 1921 obit of Cerissa Mabie, George Drinkwine was living at that time in Wenatchee, WA.

John Cushman Mabie, (1837-1901)

John Cushman Mabie, (1837-1901) a resident of the Braun settlement, died at his home after a short illness. The funeral occurred from the home, the interment taking place in the neighborhood cemetery (Forrest Hill). Deceased was born August 15, 1837 in Dutchess county, New York. In 1855 he came to Wisconsin, but three years later went to Missouri. During the next ten years or more he was in Arizona, Nevada and finally back to Wisconsin in 1869. Five years later he came to Clark Co which has since been his home. He was married this same year to Cerissa Preston, who with their three children, survives him. The children are Mrs. Geo. Drinkwine who lives near the home place, Guy Mabie, now in Washington, and Aubra who lives at home. Besides these, deceased leaves three brothers and one sister.

MABIE, Cerissa Jane nee Preston (11 Feb 1858-22 Aug 1921)

MABIE, Cerissa Jane nee Preston (11 Feb 1858-22 Aug 1921) Cerissa Jane Preston was born Feb. 11, 1858, in Sheboygan County, Wis., and died Aug. 22, 1921, at Wenatchee, Wash., at the age of 63 years, 6 months and 11 days. She was married Oct. 13, 1874, to John C. Mabie, at Neillsville, Clark Co, Wis. Her husband died in Feb. 1901, leaving three children, now residing in Washington, Mrs. G. W. Drinkwine, of Wenatchee, at whose home the mother died, L. G. Mabie, of Monitor, and A.C. Mabie, of Dalkena, all of whom were with their mother when she passed away. In February 1903 she came west to Washington and was married Dec. 28, 1906, to I. M. Deerfield, of Malaga, Wash. who survives her. Besides her husband and children she leaves an aunt, Mrs. D.R. Hadley of Sandpoint, Idaho. The funeral was held at the Central Church of Christ. Interment was in the Wenatchee Cemetery.

Children of George Washington Drinkwine and Maud E. Mabie are:

Notes: George Drinkwine and his family are indexed as Drenkwine in the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Washington, Chelan Co., West Wenatchee

7 i. Ivy [Ivie] J. Drinkwine was born 1 Feb. 1900 in Clark Co., Wis. She married Lester Neeld Byrd. He was born 30 Oct. 1891 (SSDI/WWI Reg.) in Columbia Co., Washington, and died 8 Apr 1965 in Dayton, Washington.

8 ii. Vernon Drinkwine was born 4 Jan. 1902 in Clark Co., Wisconsin.

4 iii. John Luther Drinkwine was born 4 Sep 1864 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and died 29 Oct 1933 in Ford Township, Polly, Taylor Co., Wis. (see following 1905 census and obit)

1905 #19 Drinkwine, Leonie Head W M 24 Married? Wisconsin Ohio/Penn Farmer 12 Rental  Maggie Daughter W F 5 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Addie Daughter W F 3 S Wisconsin Wisconsin  Gilford Son W M 1 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Note that census age of 24 gives birthdate of C1881. "Leonie", wife of John Luther designated as male, should have been female.

DRINKWINE, John Luther (4 Sept 1864- 29 Oct 1933)

John Drinkwine, Polley resident, sixty-nine years old, died of heart failure October 29, at his home. Funeral services were held at Gilman, with Presbyterian pastor, officiating. Interment was in Meadowbrook cemetery. John Luther Drinkwine was born (son of Larry and Clarissa nee Tedrow Drinkwine) in Sheboygan in 1865 (s/b 1864), and came to Taylor County at the age of three (?) with his parents. He was married on July 4, 1898, and had made his home in Polley since October 27, 1910. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Leona Drinkwine, and seven children: Mae, Gilferd, Girlen, Joe, Addie, Beryl, and Lorin. Among the out of town attendants at the funeral services will be Mrs. Addie Huble and Girlen Drinkwine both of Flint, Michigan, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lloyd of Greenwood, Wis. Mr. Drinkwine was a member of the Methodist Church. The Star News, Nov. 2, 1933 (Medford, Taylor County, Wisconsin)

Children of John Luther Drinkwine and Leone E. Lloyd are:

9 i. Mae Alie Drinkwine was born 25 Aug 1899 in Warner, Clark Co., Wisc, and died 17 Dec 1964 in Memorial Hosp. Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisc. She is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood Co., Wis. She married Leo Clendenning in Pittsburg, PA.. He died 1949.

10 ii. Addie Amelia Drinkwine was born Abt. 1902 in Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisc.

11 iii. Gilford Drinkwine was born Abt. 1905.

12 iv. John Girlen Drinkwine was born 14 Mar 1907 in Clark Co., Wisc, and died 15 Mar 1981 in Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan.

13 v. Joseph C. Drinkwine was born 7 Aug 1915 in Aurora Township, Taylor Co., Wisc, and died Aug 1968 in Michigan. He married Velva E. Wilhelm. She was born 15 Feb 1925 in Flint, Michigan, and died 27 Jan 2004 in Alden, Antrim Co., Michigan.

14 vi. Beryl E. Drinkwine was born 1918.

15 vii. Lorin Ellis Drinkwine was born 2 Oct 1920 in Ford Township, Polly, Taylor Co., Wis., and died 19 Mar 1973 in Macomb Co., Michigan.

Per 1928 obit of Sarah nee Davis Lloyd of Loyal, Larry's wife was her daughter Leona nee Lloyd, then living in Polly, WI. Larry and Leona's children per census were Maggie b. c 1900 (think this was May Allie b. 25 Aug 1899); Addie b. c 1902 (birth index Ada b. Jan 1902); Giford b. c1904 (not on birth index), mentioned in Sarah Davis obit along with his brother Girlen. May Allie nee Drinkwine Clendenning's 1964 obit mentions brothers Girlen and Joseph of Polley, WI (Polley is located in Taylor Co, Aurora township, sec 25 and Ford township sec 30). May Allie's 1964 obit states that she was predeceased by a brother and a sister, the brother was probably Giford born c1904, the sister who died is not mentioned elsewhere, the sister Addie (b. Jan 1902, on 1905 census) married Lyle Hubble and was still living in 1964.

Sarah A. Davis was born May 5, 1849 in the State of Penn and died at the farm home south east of Loyal, Wis, May 24, 1928, at the age of 79 yrs. In the year of 1854, she with her parents moved to the state of Illinois. In 1858 she with her parents came to Wis, and lived a short time in Richland and Crawford co and in 1860, came to the present farm home. September 17, 1862 she was united in marriage to Charles S. Lloyd of Williby (mispelled) Ohio who preceded her in death, July 24 1895. To this union seven children were born: two boys and five girls. Two girls, Libby and Lilly, died when but small children. Mrs. Lelia Foust Frohmader died in 1910. The surviving children are Lester Charles of Loyal residing on the home place; Leonard Garfield of Spencer, Iowa, Mrs. Leona Drinkwine of Polly (Polley), Wisc. and Mrs Jennie Newman of Wesa (Mesa) Ariz.

The out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mrs. Drinkwine and two sons Gilford and Girlen of Poly (Polley) Wisc. , Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Lloyd and daughter of Spencer Iowa Mr. E. W. Frohmader of Simcoe, N. Dak., and Mrs. Rozeltha Greenwood and Gilbert V. Foust, both grandchildren of Chicago, Ill. The funeral services were conducted from the farm home and from the Loyal M.E. Church. Interment was made in the Loyal Union Cemetery.

Clendenning, May Allie nee DRINKWINE (25 Aug 1899- 17 Dec 1964)

Mrs. May Clendenning, 65, a lifelong resident of Greenwood, died Dec. 17, 1964, at Memorial Hospital in Neillsville, where she had been a patient the past month. Funeral services were held at the Grace Methodist Church in Greenwood, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former May Allie Drinkwine was born (to John Luther and Leona nee Lloyd Drinkwine) Aug. 25, 1899 in the Town of Warner, and at the age of 10 years (c1918) went to live with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Otto (Arvilla nee Drinkwine, daughter of Larry, Sr) Gruwell at Greenwood. Her marriage to Leo Clendenning, who preceded her in death in 1949, took place in Pittsburgh, Pa. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lyle (Addie) Hubble, Rochester, Mich. and two brothers, Girlen and Joseph Drinkwine, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.

5 iv. Arvilla "Villa" Drinkwine was born 27 May 1868 in Clark Co., Wisc, and died 16 Nov 1943 in Greenwood, Clark Co. Wisc. Minnie Arvilla "Villa Drinkwine was born 27 May 1868 in Plymouth, Wisc, and died 16 Nov 1943 in Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisc. She was buried in Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisc, Cemetery. She married Otto E. Gruwell 1 Aug 1891 in Merrillian, Jackson Co., Wisc. He was born 5 Oct 1864, and died 29 Jan 1935 in Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisc. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisc. Child of Arvilla "Villa" Drinkwine and Otto E. Gruwell is:

16 i. Asa Gruwell was born 4 Dec. 1890 in Town of Warner, Clark Co., Wis., and died 11 Oct. 1940 in Bonduel, Wis. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood Clark Co., Wis. He married Elizabeth Shemmine 28 Jan. 1917 in Chicago, Ill.

6 v. Violet Drinkwine was born 1872 in Clark Co., Wisconsin (no further info)

DYRE family, Warner township

1906 sec 35 residence G. Dyre (Gunder/Guner Dyre) (1915 P. Hecker)

DYRE, Lars Enoch (31 Aug 1842- 3 Nov 1926)

Mr. Lars E. Dyre was born at Froien, Norway, August 31, 1842 and died at the home of his son, Rev. A. B. Dyre, November 3, 1926, having reached the age of 84 years, 2 months and 3 days. Funeral services were held from the house and from the United Lutheran Church. He came to Greenwood in June 1920 and resided at the home of Mrs. Annie Dyre for five years. Then he went to live with his son, Rev. A. B. Dyre, where he resided until death ended his earthly career. He leaves to mourn his death five children who are Rev. A. B. Dyre, Greenwood, Wis.; Gunder Dyre, Norway; Mrs. Oscar (Anna) Hanson, Colfax, Wis.; Alfred Dyre, Meridian, Idaho, and Mrs. Ernest (Helga) Gilberts, Wilder, Idaho. His wife and four children preceded him in death. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

DYRE, Julia Anna nee Johnson (31 Dec 1844- 23 Feb 1903)

Julia Anna Johnson was born in Norway Dec. 31, 1844 and about thirty-six years ago was married to Lars Dyre. To this union were born nine children, three of who have passed to the beyond. Those living are A. B., John, Guner P., Mrs. Anna Hanson, Alfred and Helga, the last two named being twins. With the exception of the daughter, Mrs. Hanson, who lives at Colfax, the children all live near Greenwood, and all including Mr. Hanson were present at the funeral. About six years ago Mr. and Mrs. Dyre came, to this country, having been preceded for some time by four of the children. During that time they have made their home with the children, sometimes here and sometimes at Colfax. Since Guner bought the Ole Peterson farm two or three years ago the parents have lived with him. It was here that Mrs. Dyre was laid up a couple of years ago with the broken limb and where she suffered the stroke of paralysis that only five days after caused her death. The end came apparently unconsciously to the patient. The funeral occurred from the home. Interment took place in the Greenwood cemetery. [Son Guner/Gunder Dyre on 1906 Warner plat map sec 36, returned to Norway by father Lar's death in 1926?]

March 15, 1906: Alfred L. Dyre (Alfred, brother of John, both sons of Lars and Julia Dyre) and Otto Sether (cousin of John Dyre, on his 1905 census as Otto Sater) took the train Monday forenoon for the eastern states where they expect to spend the summer. Greenwood Gleaner

1895 census, head of family: Adolph Dyre 3 male, 1 female

1906 sec 23 no residence O. Dyre; sec 24 residence O. Dyre

DYRE, Adolph Bernard (25 Aug 1868- 2 Feb 1933)

Rev. Adolph Bernard Dyre (son of Lars and Julia Dyre) was born August 25, 1868 at Trondhjem, Norway, where he spent the early part of his life, coming over to America in 1888. He attended Eau Claire High School in 1893-1894 and finished his High school education at Greenwood, Wis, graduating in 1895. He also graduated from Red Wing Seminary at Red Wing, Minn. He taught English and Norwegian in schools for several years. He was ordained as a minister in 1901, and was engaged in Evangelistic work at Greenwood and Colfax, Wis, Buxton, Grand Forks, Enderlin, ND and various other places. The last few years, he has been engaged in farming, spending part of the time in Evangelistic work. On March 15, 1893, he was united in marriage to Eline Englebretson. To this union were born five girls and ten boys, three sons dying in infancy. (Greenwood cemetery and death index: Johnnie 9-18-1895/4-18-1896, "gastritis from artificial food"; Death Index: Arnal d. 4-27-1897; Birth Index: Obed M. 7-15-1902 no further record. Possible sons, no parents listed. Also possible that the infants were born and died elsewhere.) The living are: Emil of Grand Forks, ND; Joe, Edgar and Henry of Racine, Wis; (missed Owen (living in Montana); (Alice) Mrs. Peter Zounis of Glenwood, Minn; (Belinda) Mrs. E. R. Conway and Alma of Minneapolis, Minn; (Tillie) Mrs. A. G. Drake of Loyal, Wis; Owen, Kenneth, Oscar, and Florence of Greenwood, Wis. Two years ago he became ill and was taken to the Marshfield hospital. He had been in fair health until Dec 12, 1932 and was taken to the Owen hospital. He had been failing in health the past four weeks, passing away at his home Feb 2, 1933. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and twelve children. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Anne) Hanson of Colfax, Wis, Mrs. Ernest (Helga) Gilbert of Boise, Idaho, and a brother, Alfred of Meridian, Idaho.

Funeral services were held from the United Lutheran Church, in Greenwood. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery. The out-of-town relatives and friends were: Mrs. Peter Zounis, Glenwood, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Conway and Miss Alma Dyre, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dyre, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dyre, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dyre, Racine Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Drake of Loyal, Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hanson and Mr. Ellingson, Colfax, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Enockson, Fairchild, Wis., and Mr. Fred Church of Loyal, Wis.

DYRE, Eileen nee Englebretson (25 Mar 1873- 19 June 1948)

Mrs. A. B. Dyre, 75, who for the past several years had been making her home in Loyal with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Stutte, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, where she had been a patient since June 12. She had suffered a stroke and had been in poor health for several years. A short service was held at the Kenneth Dyre home before the church service at the Trondhjem Lutheran Church. The Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Dyre, the former Eileen Engelbretson, was born in Norway, March 25, 1873. Her husband, the Rev. A. B. Dyre, died in 1933. Surviving are eight children, Kenneth, Greenwood; Joel and Edgar, both of Racine; Emil, Dakota (obit info: Emil died between March 1950 and March 1982, no further info); Oscar, Detroit Lake, Minnesota; Mrs. Hubert (Florence) Stutte, Loyal; and Alice and Alma (obit info: Alma died between March 1982 and Dec 1989, no further info), both of Minneapolis. Two sons, Henry (died 1934) and Owen (died 1941) and a daughter, Belinda (died 1937), preceded her in death.

DYRE, Joseph L. (18 Sept 1894- 9 Dec 1989)

Mr. Dyer passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center Dec 9, 1989, at the age of 95 years. He was born (son of Rev. Adolph and Eline Englebretson Dyre) in Colfax, Wisc on Sept 18, 1894 and had lived in Racine for most of his life. He served in the US Army in Europe during WWI. Mr. Dyer was a carpenter and worked for The Racine Board of Education for fifteen years retiring in 1959. Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Dyer of Racine; one brother and sister-in-law Kenneth and Leora Dyre, Greenwood, WI: one sister Mrs. Tillie Perrot of Kelso, Wash; one granddaughter Beverly (John) Holmes of Sturtevant, Wis; three step-daughters Delores (Donald) Johnson, Barbara Schultz, Sarah Obernberger, all of Racine. He was preceded in death by his three wives Emma in 1943, Anna in 1969, Louise in 1989; daughter Genevieve Farmer in 1974, a son-in-law Irwin Farmer in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Wilson Funeral Home Racine. Burial was at West Lawn Memorial Park.     May 28, 1918 WW1 Clark Co Draft call: Dyre, Joe L. P.O. Greenwood

DYRE, Edgar marriage 16 Jun 1920

Miss Lyda Hamre and Mr. Edgar Dyre, both of Greenwood, were united in marriage, June 16, 1920. The groom is employed at the Greenwood Co-op, Merc. & Shipping Co. and his bride has been employed at the telephone office. He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. A.B. Dyre and she is a daughter of Mr. T.T. Hamre. They will make their home in this city.

DYRE, Edgar E. (c1897- 6 June 1979)

Mr. Dyer passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center June 6, 1979, at the age of 82 years. He was born in Colfax, Wisc, and had lived in Racine since 1923. In Greenwood, Wisc, on June 16, 1920, he was united in marriage to the former Lida E. Hamre. During World War II, he served with the United States Army with the Corps of Engineers. Mr. Dyer was employed by the Young Radiator Co. as a welder for 29 years, retiring in 1962.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Robert Belland; one son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Delores Dyer; three sisters, Miss Alma Dyre of Torrence, Calif, Mrs. Tillie Parrott of Washougal, Wash, and Florence Stutte of Loyal, Wisc; three brothers, Emil Dyre of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Joe Dyer of Racine and Kenneth Dyre of Greenwood, Wisc. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lida E. Dyer on February 5, 1978. Funeral services were held at Holy Communion Lutheran Church. Burial followed at West Lawn memorial Park.

Zoumis, Alice nee DYRE (28 Aug 1898- 27 April 1950)

Mrs. Alice Zoumis, 51, Minneapolis, a former Greenwood, Clark Co resident, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at her home Apr. 27, 1950. Funeral services were held at the Stabnow Funeral Home, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Zoumis, nee Dyre, was born Aug. 28, 1898 in Greenwood, the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. A. B. Dyre. She received her education in the Greenwood schools. Following her marriage in 1923 at Enderlin, N.D., to Peter Zoumis, the couple operated a restaurant at Greenwood, Sauk Center, and Minneapolis, Minn. She had been a Minneapolis resident for the last three years. Her husband died in 1946. Surviving Mrs. Zoumis are five brothers and three sisters. They are Joel and Edgar, Racine; Emil, Grand Forks, N.D.; Kenneth, Greenwood; Oscar, Detroit Lakes, Minn. Miss Alma Dyre, Minneapolis; Mrs. Tillie Hayden, who live in the state of Washington and Mrs. Hugo (Florence) Stutte, Loyal. Two brothers, Henry and Owen, and a sister, Belinda, preceded her in death.

DYRE, Tillie M.  marriage 27 Sep 1918

The home of Rev. and Mrs. A.B. Dyre was the scene of a wedding Sept. 27, 1918, when their daughter, Tillie M., was united in marriage to Mr. Allie G. Drake, Rev. Dyre performing the ceremony. The bride was was attended by her sister, Alice Dyer, and the groom by Mr. John Olson. The bride is the second daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Dyer. [obit: Albert Ellsworth Darton, 98, one of Wisconsin's few remaining Civil war veterans and the last one in this area, died at his home in this village, December 30, 1942. He had enjoyed splendid health for one of his age until last October. Since then he was confined to his bed much of the time. A grandson, Allie Drake, made his home with his grandparents for many years, and Mr. and Mrs. Drake and children have given kind care and consideration to Mr. Darton in his old age.] No Clark Co cemetery record for Allie Drake. Tillie Dyre Drake next married unknown Hayden by 1950; married third Robert Parrott/Perrot by 1989, lived Washington State.

Conway, Belinda nee DYRE (23 Jan 1903- 2 Sep 1937)

Mrs. Earl Conway, nee Belinda Dyre, daughter of Mrs. A.B. Dyre and the late Rev. A.B. Dyre, was born Jan. 23, 1903 in Greenwood and spent the early part of her life here. On Nov. 25, 1920 she was united in marriage to Earl Conway at Minn. To this union was born three children, Marlys 13, Robert 9, and Dean 3. She passed away at her home in Minneapolis Sept. 2, 1937, after a lingering illness of about a year's duration. She leaves to mourn her death her husband and children, her mother, four sisters, Miss Alma Dyre of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Peter Zounis (Alice) of Glenwood, Minn.; Mrs. A.J. Drake (Tillie) and Mrs. Hugo Stutte (Florence), both of Loyal; six brothers, Joe and Ed of Racine; Owen of Glasgow, Mont.; Emil of Grand Forks, N.D.; Kenneth and Oscar of Greenwood. The body was brought to Greenwood and services were held at the United Lutheran Church. She was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

DYRE, Henry (12 Aug 1904- 22 Dec 1934)

Henry Dyre was born in Greenwood, Aug 12, 1904. He lived in Greenwood until 1927, when he moved to Racine, Wis., where he was employed at the J.I. Case Company. He passed away at a hospital in Kenosha, Wis Dec 22, 1934. He was united in marriage to Miss Susan Schwarze of Greenwood, in the fall of 1928. To this union was born one child, four years old. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and small son, of Racine, Wis; his mother, Mrs. A.B. Dyre of Greenwood, Wis.; six brothers, Joe and Edgar of Racine, Wis.; Kenneth and Oscar of Greenwood, Wis.; Emil of Grand Forks, N.D., and Owen of Glasgow, Mont., five sisters, Belinda, Mrs. Earl Conway and Alma of Minneapolis, Minn.; Alice, Mrs. Peter Zounis of Glenwood, Minn.; Tillie, Mrs. A.G. Drake and Florence, Mrs. Hugo Stutte of Loyal, Wis.  A short funeral service was held in Racine and the body was shipped to Greenwood, where funeral services were held in the Norwegian Lutheran Church. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

DYRE, Owen (1907- 9 Sept 1941)

Buried Greenwood cemetery, no further info.

1956 Clark Co. Directory: Dyre Ken Warner sec 36

1973 Warner prop owners: sec 36 Dyre Kenneth Leora 79.41 acres; sec 35 Dyre Kenneth Leora 24 acres

DYRE, Kenneth marriage 11 Mar 1939 

Miss Leora Arp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Arp, town of Beaver (Clark Co., Wis.), became the bride of Kenneth Dyre, son of Mrs. A.B. Dyre, town of Warner, at a simple ceremony performed by the Rev. M.K. Aaberg, Greenwood, at his home March 11, 1939.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Stutte and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dyre, Greenwood, attended the couple. A wedding dinner was served to immediate relatives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dyre. Mr. Dyre and his bride will make their home on the Mons Krogness farm after April 1.

[Kenneth Dyre: 17 July 1908- 27 Dec 1993]

Dyre, Oscar A. (18 Oct 1910- 10 July 1973)

Oscar m. Nelda Hoehne, b. 1911, d. 26 April 2006, both buried Greenwood cemetery.

October 31, 1940, Clark County Press: "America Launches First Peace Time Draft." A little more than a year later, it was wartime after the Pearl Harbor bombing. Draft call number140: O. A. Dyre, P.O. Greenwood

DYRE, Florence wedding 12 June 1933

At St. Anthony's Church, Loyal, a very pretty wedding was solemnized when Miss Florence Dyer, the daughter of Mrs., Elaine Dyer of Greenwood, became the bride of Hugo F. Stutte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stutte of Loyal. In the bridal party were the bridesmaids, Miss Hilda Stutte of Loyal and Miss Laura Stutte of Wausau, the groom's sisters, and the best man, brother of the bride, Kenneth Dyer of Greenwood, and Clarence Mashak of Cashton, who served as groomsman. Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast and reception was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Drake of Loyal, the latter a sister of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Stutte left later in the day on a motor trip and on their return will be at home to friends after July 1st, on the groom's farm, south of Loyal.

Stutte, Florence nee DYRE (4 Oct 1912- 31 Mar 1982)

Funeral services for Florence Stutte, 69, were conducted at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Loyal. Mrs. Stutte, of Loyal, Clark Co, died March 31, 1982, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Interment was in the parish cemetery. Florence Dyre was born to Rev. and Mrs. A. B. Dyre on Oct. 4, 1912, at Greenwood. She received her education at Greenwood Schools. She was married to Hugo Stutte at Loyal on June 12, 1933. After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of Loyal until 1967, when they moved to the City of Loyal. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Surviving her are her husband, Hugo one daughter, Mrs. Nan Jean Kirby of Belvidere, Ill. two sons, Terry and Duane, both of Loyal two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Tillie) Parrott of Washougal, Wash. and Miss Alma Dyre of Torrance, Cal. two brothers, Kenneth Dyre of Greenwood and Joseph Dyre of Racine.

"Thirty years (1910) ago the Engebretson's, Danielson's, Johnson's, Hembres, Krogness' and all the others went to church in the old Larson school originally located NE of Greenwood in a community known as "Trondhjem". Finally, they decided to build their own church. After the church was built, the old Larson school was moved a short distance north of the Trondhjem corner, onto the old Christopherson farm in Warner sec 35. It is from this farm that the name of the present school, "Christopherson School" was taken"

1907: "This School was known as "Christopherson." It was located in the town of Warner and some students from Beaver Township also attended it." Carl Christopherson, Clerk; John Dyre, Treasurer; Ivar Hembre, Director. Students: Angeline Dyre, Edvil Dyre. [Angeline and Edvil children of John Dyre]

1915: Christopherson School District No. 1 Warner and Beaver Townships, Clark Co, Wisc. Maud Miller,Teacher; M. Chamberlin, Clerk; L. M. Wellen, Director; John Dyre, Treasurer. Students listed: Alma Dyre, Belinda Dyre, Hilda Dyre, Alven Dyre, Henry Dyre, Owen Dyre, Kenneth Dyre. [Hilda and Alven children of John Dyre; Alma, Belinda, Henry, Owen and Kenneth children of Adolph Dyre]

1954-55 Christopherson School students: 17. Margie Dyre; 18. Joan Dyre; 3. Yvonne Dyre.  [Margie, Joan, Yvonne children of Godfrey Dyre, Godfrey son of John Dyre]

1895 census, head of family: Jno Dyre 4 male, 1 female

1905 #90 Dyre, John Head W M 31 M Norway Norway Farmer 12 O F Anna Wife W F 31 M Wisconsin Norway House Keeper  Edwold Son W M 11 S Wisconsin Norway  Angeline Daughter W F 6 S Wisconsin Norway Alvin Son W M 3 S Wisconsin Norway  Lars Father W M 63 W Norway Norway Farm Laborer 8  Sater, Otto Cousin W M 19 S Norway Norway Farm Laborer 8

1906 sec 26 residence John Dyre

1956 Clark Co. Directory: Dyre Mrs. Anna Warner sec 26

DYRE, John Ludwig (27 Dec 1873- 11 Mar 1917)

John Dyre was born Dec 27, 1873 (son of Lars and Julia Dyre) near Trondhjem, Norway, and died March 11, 1917 at Greenwood, Wis. He emmigrated to America in the spring of 1890 and came to this city where he resided until his death. He was united in marriage the 3rd day of December 1893 to Miss Anne Peterson. Six children were born to this union of whom five are living, who are Edvil, Angeline, Alvina (Alvin Joel), Hilda and Godfrey. (Arnold B. b. Jan 1897, d. 4-17-1897 of measles followed by pneumonia.) He also leaves to mourn his loss his wife, and aged father, three brothers (Adolph, Guner, Alfred) and two sisters (Anna and Helga). The funeral was held at the Norwegian Lutheran Church.

DYRE, Annie Eliza nee Peterson (26 May 1873- 21 Dec 1961)

Annie Eliza Peterson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elias (Andrea nee Tramel) Peterson was born May 26, 1873 in Greenwood and lived here all her life. On December 3, 1893 she was united in marriage to John Dyre in Greenwood. After their marriage, they resided on a farm north east of Greenwood. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Mr. Dyre passed away in 1917. Mrs. Dyre, who has been ill for some time, passed away at the Clark Co Hospital, at Owen, WI., December 21, 1961. Funeral services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Dyre is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Chris (Julia) Olsen, Loyal and Mrs. Martin (Hilda) Quast, West Allis a son, Godfrey, Greenwood and a sister, Mrs. Ingebord Hogue, Greenwood. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sons (Arnold d. 1897, Edvil d. 1937 Alvin Joel d. 1946), three sisters and a brother.

DYRE, Edvild L. (1894- 19 Sep 1937)

E.L. Dyre, prominent business man of this city, passed away Sept. 19, 1937 at a hospital in Thomasville, Ga at the age of 43 years. Mr. Dyre came to this city from Greenwood, Clark Co, Wis 12 years ago and since his residence here had been active in business and community life. He owned and operated the Madison Creamery until a year ago, when he sold to the present owners. He also owned and operated a cold storage and feed business here and in Monticello, Fla. He was united in marriage to Miss Lydia Trueb, Dec. 25, 1918 at Black Hawk, Wis. Mr. Dyre was a member of the First Methodist Church and served on the Board of Stewards. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Annie E. Dyre of Greenwood, Wis., two daughters, Eunice and Geraldine, and two sons, John L. and E.L. Jr. of Madison. His wife preceded him in death four years ago. Two brothers, Messrs. A.J. (Alvin Joel) Dyre of Syracuse, N.Y., and Godfrey Dyre of Greenwood, Wis., and two sisters, Mrs. Chris (Angeline) Olson of Greenwood and Mrs. Martin (Hilda) Quast of Eau Claire, Wis., also survive. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church. Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

DYRE, Julia Angeline wedding 20 June 1917

On June 20, 1917, at the home of the bride's mother, occurred the marriage of Mr. Christian Olsen of the Town of Unity, and Miss Julia Angeline Dyre of the Town of Warner, Clark Co. The groom was attended by his cousin, Siguard Johnson, Miss Dollie Johnson, a cousin of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. The young couple will make their home on his father's farm, which he has rented.

Oct. 4, 1934: Mrs. Annie Dyre visited her daughter, Mrs. Christ (Julia) Olson, who is a patient at the hospital at Eau Claire, Sunday. Greenwood Gleaner

Olsen, Julia Angeline nee DYRE (2 Sept 1898- 1983)

Mrs. Chris (Julia Angeline) Olsen, 85, Loyal, was found dead by her son at her home. Death was attributed to natural causes. Services were at Trinity Lutheran Church in Loyal, and burial was in Loyal Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, David, William, Chris, Tim and Dan Olsen, and James Jr., Eric and Scott Stevens. The former Julia Dyre was born Sept. 2, 1898 in Greenwood, Town of Warner, Clark Co, to the late Mr. and Mrs. John (Anna Peterson) Dyre. She received her education in rural Greenwood schools and was married to Chris Olsen June 20, 1917 in Greenwood. Mr. Olsen died Jan. 16, 1978. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Women's Group, Mrs. Olsen is survived by five sons, Vern of Wisconsin Rapids, Howard of Owen, Art and John of Loyal and Floyd of Whitewater one daughter, Mrs. James (Ella) Stevens of Sun Prairie one sister, Mrs. Hilda Quast of West Allis one brother, Godfrey Dyre of Greenwood.    Funeral services for Chris Olsen, 86, of Loyal, were conducted at Trinity Lutheran Church. Chris Olsen passed away Jan. 16, 1978 at Colonial Nursing Home of Colby. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery. Chris Olsen was born on Oct. 24, 1891 at Hartford, Wis. to Andrew and Ellen Olsen. He came to Loyal with his parents at the age of one and received his education at a rural Unity School and at Loyal High School. He was married on June 20, 1917 at Greenwood to Julia Angeline Dyre. They farmed in the Greenwood area for 11 years before moving to the Loyal area, where they farmed until 1949, when he retired and moved to the City of Loyal. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal and was on the board at one time. Surviving him are his wife, Julia five sons, Vern of West Allis, Howard of Owen, Arthur of Loyal, John of Loyal and Pastor Floyd Olsen of Joice, Iowa one daughter, Mrs. James (Ella) Stevens of Sun Prairie two brothers, Albert of Phoenix, Ariz and John of Loyal. Preceding him in death were his parents, one son and one brother.

OLSON, Howard Lee (18 June 1921- 30 June 1999)

Howard Lee Olsen, 78, Greenwood, died June 30, 1999, at the House of Dove Hospice Home, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood. Burial followed in the Loyal City Cemetery. Howard Lee Olsen was born in the town of Unity, on June 18, 1921, to Christian and Julia Angeline (nee Dyre) Olsen. In 1922, he moved with his parents to Greenwood. He attended Christopherson School until age 12 and then attended Greenwood High School. He married Ila B. Schmidt on Dec. 24, 1941, at the Lutheran parsonage, Greenwood. The young couple farmed in various locations and in 1950 they moved to farm five miles north of Greenwood where they farmed until they retired in December 1986, and moved to their current home in Greenwood. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Ila B. Olsen, Greenwood, two daughters, Judith (David) Allar, Marshfield, and Donna (Duane) Olson, Greenwood grandchildren, Todd (Terry) Braun, Madison, Tammy (Todd) Beyer, Marshfield, Dan Braun, Ettrick, Shanna Braun, Milwaukee, Jeffrey (Pam) Olson, Stevens Point, Jodi (Tim) Rueth, Unity, Jackie (Tim) Olson, Loyal, Jennifer Olson, Stevens Point, and Jeremy Olson, Greenwood great-grandchildren, Logan and McKenzie Braun, Nathan Beyer, Aubrie and Alyssa Braun, Kinzie Olson, Brooke Firkus, Kelsey and Krista Rueth, Brittany, Ashley, McKaila and Mariah Olson three brothers, Arthur (Beverly) Olsen, Loyal, and John (Gladys) Olsen, Loyal, and Floyd (Beverly) Olsen, New London one sister, Ella Stevens, Sun Prairie. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Conrad and Vern Olsen.

DYRE, Alvin Joel (17 July 1902- 1 April 1946)

Funeral services were held April 22 at Syracuse, N.Y., for Alvin J. Dyre, 45, a former Greenwood resident, who died of a heart attack April 1, 1946 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y. Burial took palce in Oak Hill Cemetery there. Among the people from Wisconsin who attended the funeral were Mrs. Martin (Hilda) Quast and Mrs. Annie Dyre, Greenwood; Mrs. Chris (Julia Angeline) Olsen, Loyal; Miss Emma and Minnie Johnson, LaCrosse; Mr. Roberts, Milwaukee; Mr. Small and daughter, Oshkosh; and Mr. Showers, Elroy. Alvin Joel Dyre was born at Greenwood July 17, 1902, attended school at Greenwood and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and was married at Minneapolis Oct. 22, 1929, to Alma V. Johnson. He was past president of the New York Farm Equipment Corp. He was branch manager of the Allis-Chalmers C. at Syracuse, N.Y., and was associated with the Allis-Chalmers Co. for 25 years. Surviving besides his mother, Mrs. Annie Dyre, Greenwood, and his wife, are a foster son, Eddie L. Dyre, Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother, Godfrey Dyre, Greenwood; and two sisters, Mrs. Martin (Hilda) Quast, Greenwood, and Mrs. Chris (Angeline) Olsen, Loyal. Mr. Dyre had been residing at Syracuse the past 12 years.

DYRE, Hilda Alvira  marriage 22 Oct 1928 

A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mrs. Annie Dyre, when her daughter, Hilda Alvira, was united in marriage to W. C. Martin Quast, son of Mrs. Louis Quast of Globe, Clark Co, Wis., The bride was one of Clark County's teachers and taught for the past two years at the Uncle Sam School near Neillsville. The groom was one of the prominent farmers of Globe. They were attended by Ella Johnson of Greenwood, Wis., cousin of the bride, and Frederick Quast of Globe, brother of the groom. After a short wedding trip to Eau Claire and other points, the newlyweds will make their home in Owen, Clark Co.

Jan 14, 1932: Mr and Mrs. Martin Quast of Eau Claire drove down to visit with Mrs. Louis Quast Sunday.

1973 Warner prop owners: sec 26 Dyer Godfrey 80 acres

DYRE, Godfey Enoch (22 Aug 1909- 4 April 1990)

Godfrey Dyre, 80, Greenwood, died April 4, 1990 at Neillsville Memorial Home. Funeral services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Godfrey Dyre was born Aug. 22, 1909 in Greenwood to John and Annie (Peterson) Dyre. He was educated in Greenwood Schools. He married Olive Voie on Oct. 24, 1939, at United Lutheran Church, Greenwood. He farmed in the town of Warner, retiring in 1965. He then worked for Pathfinder Trailer Homes in Spencer until 1972. He drove school bus for Greenwood High School. He was a member of the school board for 20 years, was assessor for the town of Warner, served the Credit Union Board for 12 years and was president of the church council. Survivors include his wife, Olive five daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Colene) La Monica, Rolling Meadows, Ill.; Mrs. Donald (Joan) Szepanski, Juneau; Miss Jane Dyre, La Crosse; Mrs. Richard (Margie) Olson, Holmen; Mrs. Dean (Arlene) Johnston, Marcellus, N.Y. Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters, Angeline and Hilda three brothers, Alvin, John, and Arnold.





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