Warner Township

Clark County, Wisconsin

Warner Township Pioneers

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

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SEIBOLD family, Warner township

1895 census Seibolt, Andrew 3 male, 4 female

1905 #9 Seibold, Andrew Head W M 43 M Germany Germany Farmer 12 O F Lena Wife W F 38 M Wisconsin Germany  Louis Son W M 18 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger Farm Laborer 12  Harry Son W M 15 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger Farm Laborer 12  Louisa Daughter W F 20 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger Domestic  Frina Daughter W F 13 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger  Lena Daughter W F 11 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger Ira Daughter W F 7 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger  John Son W M 4 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger

1893 sec 5 residence A. Siebold; 1906 sec 5 residence A. Seibold

Oct 1 1900 - June 7 1901 Braun Settlement school, Andrew Seibold treasurer, students: Louie, Harry, Frony, and Lena Seibold

SEIBOLD, Andrew (18 Nov 1858 - 28 Jun 1944)

Andrew Seibold was born at Bavaria, Germany on Nov. 18, 1858. He came to America with his father at the age of 8 years, and settled in Milwaukee, Wis. When he was 16 years old he came to Abbotsford, where he stayed with his sister and later came to Clark Co where he was employed at the Harry Mead logging camp. He was united in marriage to Lena Conrad of Mayville, Wis., on June 5, 1884. They settled on a piece of land in the town of Warner where they made their home for 44 years. In 1926 they sold their farm to their son John and built a home on an adjoining place. To this union was born ten children. Mrs. Seibold passed away on June 10, 1931. Mr. Seibold was again united in marriage to Mrs. Joseph Hummel of Oakfield, Wis., who survives him. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Robert (Louise) Dolan, Dodsland, Sask., Canada; Louie, Herschel, Sask., Canada; Harry, Jarvie, Alberta, Canada; Mrs. Hubert (Lena) Kuehn, Greenwood; Mrs. Alfred (Ina) Laabs, Stanley, and John on the home farm. Four children preceded him in death, Mrs. Axel (Frony) Krokson, Cornell, on Aug. 27, 1935, and twin daughters (born 24 Mar 1903, Olive d. 31 Mar and Theresa d. 3 April 1903) and a son in infancy. Mr. Seibold had been in good health until February when he was stricken with influenza and on June 23rd he became seriously ill with heart trouble and passed away on June 28, 1944. Funeral services were held from the Schiller Funeral Home and at from the Braun Settlement Church. He was laid to rest in the Braun Settlement (Forest Hill) Cemetery.

SEIBOLD, Lena nee Conrad (22 Feb 1864 - 10 June 1931)

Lena Conrad Seibold was born (to Mathias and Victoria Conrad) in Theresa, Dodge Co, Wis., February 22, 1864 and died in the Town of Warner June 10, 1931. She came to Clark Co in 1881 and made here home for a short time with her sister Mrs. Otto Geisler. In 1883 she was married to Andrew Seibold at Abbotsford, Wisconsin.

She is survived by her husband Andrew Seibold and seven children: Mrs. Robert (Louise) Dolan, Louis and Harry, all of Canada; Mrs. Axel Krokson (Frony) of Cornell Wis; Mrs. Hubert Kuehn (Lena) of Greenwood, Wis; Mrs. Alfred Laabs (Ina) of Stanley, Wis. and John on the home farm, two sisters, and one brother. Funeral services were held from the home and the body was laid to rest in the Forest Hill Cemetery. 

December 10, 1925: Jim Metcalf, Theo Braun, John Seibold, and Paul Damerow got two large wolves last week. Besides getting $30.00 per wolf bounty, the hides will bring about $10.00 each. These fellows greatly enjoy wolf hunting and will undoubtedly bag many more before the winter is over. Greenwood Gleaner

December 16, 1925: Alfred F. Laabs and Ina M. Seibold (18 Mar 1898-1988, buried St. Paul cemetery, Colby) were the principals of a very quiet wedding which took place Dec. 16, 1925 at the Lutheran parsonage. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Seibold of the Braun Settlement, Clark Co. Miss Ulrika Laabs, a sister of the groom acted as bridesmaid. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Laabs of the West Side, he was attended by John Seibold, a brother of the bride. The young couple will make their home near Stanley, where the groom owns the Otter Creek Cheese Factory.

Krokson, Frony nee SEIBOLD (14 Aug 1891 - 27 Aug 1935)

Frony Seibold, daughter of Andrew and Lena Seibold, was born at Greenwood Aug. 14, 1891 and passed away at her home in Cornell Aug. 27, 1935 at the age of 44 years and 13 days. On Nov. 15, 1910 she was united in marriage to Axel F. Krokson at Greenwood, Wis. They made their home at Greenwood until 1920, when they moved to Cornell onto their present location. To this union were born two sons, Albert and Elmer, who survive their mother. Those who remain to mourn her death, besides her husband and two sons, are her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sebold of Greenwood, three sisters, Mrs. Robert Dolan of Dodsland, Sask, Canada; Mrs. Hubert Kuehn of Greenwood and Mrs. Alfred Laabs of Standley; three brothers, Louie and Harry of Herschel Sask, Canada and John Seibold of Greenwood. One brother and twin sisters preceded her in death in infancy, also her mother, passing away June 10, 1931. Funeral services were held from Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Interment was made at the Cornell Cemetery.

November 12, 1914: Mr. Hubert Kuehn and Miss Lena Seibold were quietly married last Wednesday evening. They are making their home on the farm that he has rented from his father.  GREENWOOD GLEANER

Kuehn, Lena nee SEIBOLD (4 Mar 1894 - 31 May 1983)

Mrs. Hubert (Lena) Kuehn, 89, of 118 N. Andrews, Greenwood, died May 31, 1983 at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville. Funeral services were at Immanuel United Church of Christ. Interment was in the West Side Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were grandsons, Lynn Hodnett, Allan Hodnett, Larry Hodnett, Mark Stasek, Lee Happel and Dale Kuehn. Lena Seibold was born on March 4, 1894, in the Town of Warner to Andrew and Lena (nee Conrad) Seibold. She received her education at Braun Settlement School. On Nov. 11, 1914, she and Hubert Kuehn were married in the Town of Warner. After their marriage, they farmed in the Town of Warner. For the past 16 years, they have been living in the City of Greenwood.

Survivors include her husband Hubert, two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Eileen) Hodnett of Withee and Mrs. John (Ivalyn) Stephan of Waldo, Wis. one son, Harold Kuehn of Owen one brother, John Seibold of Greenwood, one sister Mrs. Alfred (Ina) Laabs of Mauston. Preceding her in death, besides her parents, were three sons, two brothers and two sisters. (See Kuehn family of Warner township for more info)

SEMF family, Warner township

1893 sec 33 residence C. Semf  (1906 H. W. Meyer)

SEMF, Mrs. Christian (1835 - 24 Sept 1909)

Mrs. Christian Semf died at her home about three miles east of this village in the town of Loyal, Clark Co, Wis. on Sept. 24, 1909, at the age of seventy-four years. Deceased was born in Milwaukee in 1835. Her parents died when she was an infant and she was brought up by an uncle and aunt and later was married to Christian Semf. They came to Clark Co, Wis. about twenty-five years ago. She leaves five sons, all of who reside here, and two daughters of Los Angeles, Cal., to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church and the remains interred in the Lutheran Cemetery. (Cemetery info taken from this obit, deceased first or maiden name not listed. This is the only "Semf” listing on CC records.)

SEVERSON families, Warner township

SEVERSON, JOHN family, Warner township

1905 #82 Larson, Anthony Head W M 62 Widower Norway Norway Farmer 4 O F Joseph Son W M 17 S Wisconsin Norway Farm Laborer 10  Severson, John Son in Law W M 24 M Norway Norway Farm Laborer 9  Edith Daughter W F 22 M Wisconsin Norway Verne Grandson W M 7 S Wisconsin Wis/Norway Ernest Grandson W M 3 S Wisconsin Wis/Norway  Lilly Grand Daughter W F 1 S Wisconsin Wis/Norway Larson, Lena Daughter W F 14 S Wisconsin Norway (Also see Larson family of Warner township for more details)

SEVERSON, John (20 Mar 1874 - 14 April 1914)

John Severson died at his home northeast of Greenwood from pneumonia. He had been ill only a week and was not though to be in a serious condition. He had been a resident of this community for some thirty years and had followed the occupation of farmer. Deceased was born (father was Anslen Severson)in Norway March 20, 1874, and came to this country when a small boy. He leaves a (8 mo pregnant) wife and six children to mourn his sudden departure from this life. Funeral services were held from the M.E. Church. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

SEVERSON, Edith nee Larson (29 Feb 1880 - 12 Jan 1938)

Edith Larson Severson was born (of Anthony and Ingbor nee Haroldson Larson) on the old home farm near Greenwood February 29, 1880, and on January 12, 1938 at River Pines Sanatorium in Stevens Point, she passed away after a long illness. She was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Schmidt, who tenderly cared for her from April 1937 until December 29th, when she was taken to the sanatorium.

In 1897 she was united in marriage to John Severson, who preceded her in death in April 1914. Eight children were born to this union, Vern (1898-1984 obit) of Greenwood, Arnold of Phelps, Lillian (Mrs. Hans Schmidt Hans Schmidt d. 1943, Lillian next m. Tony Passerelle) of Willard, Elmer (1906-1967 obit) of Willard, Floyd of Prescott, Beatrice (Mrs. Frank Heinzen) of Shawano, and two sons, Arthur E. (10 April 1900 - 7 Aug 1901) and (Elmer) Johnny (6 Dec - 8 Dec 1914) who died in infancy. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Greenwood. The pallbearers were six nephews, Lawrence Johnson, Clarence Hendrickson, Lawrence Larson and Walter Johnson. She was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Severson leaves to mourn her loss, besides her children, three sisters, Ms. Matilda Hendrickson, Mrs. Helma Salzwedel, Mrs. Tena Rossow and three brothers, Louie, John and Jacob all of Washington.

SEVERSON, Beatrice marriage 4 Feb 1931

Miss Beatrice Edith Severson, daughter of Mrs. Edith Severson, Town of Loyal became the bride of Frank Heinzen of Marshfield, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Heinzen of Marshfield, at the Catholic parsonage of Marshfield. Miss Eva Saller of Willard who attended her as bridesmaid. The bride's brother, Elmer Severson acted as best man.

SEVERSON, Elmer John (24 Aug 1906 - 16 Jan 1967)

Elmer John Severson, 60, Willard, died Jan. 16, 1967 in the Memorial Hospital at Neillsville, following a lingering illness. Services were conducted at the Hill Funeral Home with the pastor of Immanuel-Zion United Churches of Christ, officiating. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Severson was born (parents John and Edith nee Larson Severson) Aug. 24, 1906, at Greenwood, and had lived and farmed in the Greenwood-Willard area his entire life. Survivors include his wife, the former Eva Zallar, four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Edith) Backus and Mrs. William (Eldora) Vollrath, both of Willard; Mrs. Gayle (Yvonne) Tieman, Milwaukee and Mrs. Harvey (Virjean) Pehlke, Neillsville; two sons, John, Kansas City, Kan. and Carl, Denver, Col.; two sisters, Mrs. Tony (lily) Passerelle, Milwaukee and Mrs. Frank (Beatrice) Heinzen, Marshfield; two brothers, Vern, Greenwood and Floyd, Prescott. A brother preceded him in death.

SEVERSON, Vern (27 Feb 1898 - 4 April 1984)

Funeral services were at Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, for Vern Severson, 86, of Town of Beaver, Clark Co. Mr. Severson died at St. Joseph's Hospital, on April 4, 1984. Officiating at the service was the Loyal Free Methodist Church and the Beaver Town Church. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Vern Severson was born on Feb. 27, 1898, in Clark Co. He received his education at Christopherson School. In his younger years, he was a stone mason. He also farmed in the Town of Beaver until he retired. On June 8, 1921, he and Luella Stabnow were married in the Town of Beaver. Surviving him are his wife two sons, Lester of Greenwood and Douglas of Schaumburg, Ill. three daughters, Mrs. Vera Heck of Greenwood, Mrs. Ralph (Ethel) Thomas of Loyal and Mrs. George (Alice) Scott of Crystal Lake, Ill. one brother, Floyd of Prescott, Wis. two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Passarelli of Brooksville, Fla and Mrs. Frank (Beatrice) Heinzen of Marshfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith (nee Larson) Severson, four brothers and three sisters.

Severson Maple Syrup

"Severson or Olson's Maple Syrup- c1907 Warner Township

Vern Severson, who grew up to be the father of Lester Severson, is the boy on the left.

The man and little girl standing on the plank could be Sam Severson (Warner sec 36) and his daughter Marian (born 17 Sept 1902). The Olson family had no daughters or granddaughters who would have been about 4 years old in 1907. The man standing to the far right was probably Emanuel Lewis (1861-1928) who came to Clark Co. with the Withee family, and had land in Warner sec 21 and 22, and his son Price Lewis (b. c 1897) Note: I could not find any relationship between John (1874-1914) & Edith nee Larson Severson of sec 36 Warner township, parents of Vern (1898-1984) Severson who lived in Beaver township and the Simon/Sam (1863-1922) and Mary nee Sheldon Severson family who also lived in sec 36 Warner township. The Sam Severson farm was directly south of the Andrew (1867-1943) Olson farm in Warner sec 36. 

SEVERSON, SAM family, Warner township

1905 #76 Severson, Simon Head W M 40 M Norway Norway Bee Farmer 10 O F  Mary Wife W F 29 M Wisconsin Ohio House Keeper  Mabel Daughter W F 9 S Wisconsin Wis/Norway  Claude Son W M 8 S Wisconsin Wis/Norway  Vivian Daughter W F 6 S Wisconsin Wis/Norway  Hugh Son W M 4 S Wisconsin Wis/Norway  Marian Daughter W F 2 S Wisconsin Wis/Norway  Bertha Daughter W F 3/12 S Wisconsin Wis/Norway

1906 sec 36 residence S. Severson 40 acres (1926 Mrs. Severson)

1906 sec 36 residence S. Severson 20 acres (1920 L. Turner)

SEVERSON, Sam (31 Jan 1863 - 7 Sep 1922)

After an illness of long duration, Sam Severson (born Vesteralen, Norway) died at his home east of Greenwood Sept. 7, 1922. Deceased had been suffering with cancer of the stomach for several years. He was about 55 years of age at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and 8 (s/b 11) children to mourn his loss. The funeral was held last Saturday and the body laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

SEVERSON, May nee Sheldon (16 Dec. 1875 - 1950)

Funeral services for Mrs. May Severson, 74, were held at the Grace Methodist Church. She died today at her home of a heart attack. She had been in poor health since September. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Severson, nee Sheldon, was born Dec. 16, 1875 at Dundee. While a young girl she came to Clark Co with her parents and lived on a farm near Unity. Before her marriage to Sam Severson in Greenwood 56 years ago she taught at the Christofferson School northeast of here. Surviving children include Claude (1897-1970 obit) and Hugh (1901-1985 obit), Greenwood; Mrs. Vernal (Mabel 1896-1968 obit) Bold, McClusky, N. D.; Mrs. Carl (Vivian 1899-1962 obit) Schmidt, Bennett; Mrs. Thomas (Marion 17 Sept 1902 - 13 Nov 1985) Ozanich, Mrs. Harry (Leida 16 Mar 1911 - 16 Sept 1980) Kurtzheim, and Miss Angela (1909-2000 obit) Severson, all of Milwaukee; Mrs. Leroy (Grace) Kretlow, Cedarburg, Mrs. Paul (Bertha 1905-1971 obit) Brandt, Stratford; and Mrs. Lester (Gertrude 1908-1995 obit) Schuette and Mrs. Ernest (Dorothy 1917-2003 obit) Molle, both of Unity. Three sisters, Mrs. John Fuller, Unity; Mrs. Leida Steck, Cour de Lane, Idaho; and Emily, Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Chester, Merrill. Her husband; three sisters, and two brothers, preceded her in death.

May 14, 1905 West Beaver: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Richeleu and two youngest children Margie and Doris visited at Sam Severson's Sunday.

SEVERSON, Claude Simon (30 June 1897 - 20 Jan 1970)

Claude Simon Severson, 72, died Jan. 20, 1970 at St. Mary's Hospital of Ladysmith, where he had been a patient for a week. He had been a resident of the Ladysmith nursing home for a year and had been in poor health following a stroke several years ago. Mr. Severson, son of Sam and May (Sheldon) Severson, was born in Greenwood June 30, 1897. He received his education in the Greenwood schools and worked at line construction and in lumber camps. He served as a staff sergeant in France in World War II. He never married. Survivors include a brother, Hugh Severson of Greenwood seven sisters, Miss Angela Severson, Mrs. Thomas (Marion) Ozanich, Mrs. Harry (Leda) Kurtzheim, Mrs. Abe (Grace) Luntz, all of Milwaukee, Mrs. Paul (Bertha) Brandt of Spencer, Mrs. Lester (Gertrude) Schuette and Mrs. Ernst (Dorothy) Molle, both of Unity. Funeral services were held from the Hill funeral home in Greenwood. Military rites were in charge of the Wallis-Hinker Legion Post, No. 238. The pastor of the Zion United Church of Christ, officiated. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. 

WWII Vet: Severson Claude Simon GREENWOOD CITY EATON 30 Jun 1897 - 20 Jan 1970

SEVERSON, Hugh (16 June 1901 - 26 Jan 1985)

Hugh Severson, 83, 610 E. Schofield, Greenwood, died Jan. 26, 1985 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at United Church of Christ. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. He was born June 16, 1901 at Greenwood to Sam and May (nee Sheldon) Severson. He received his education at Greenwood Schools. On Sept. 29, 1940 he married Frieda Keiner at Greenwood. He worked as an electrical lineman for Clark Electric in the Greenwood area, also for Arco Electric in Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. He retired in 1968. He was a member of Zion United Church and Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He is survived by his wife one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Carol) Kaisler, Waukesha six sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Marian) Ozanich, Milwaukee, Miss Angela Severson, Milwaukee, Mrs. Lester (Gertrude) Schuette, Aurora, Col., Mrs. Leida Kurtzheim, Spencer, Mrs. Grace Luntz, Spencer, Mrs. Ernst (Dorothy) Molle, Abbotsford. He is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother, and a daughter in infancy.

SEVERSON, Karen Faith (23 April 1943 - 23 Aug 1943)

Karen Faith Severson, 4-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Severson, died Aug. 23, 1943 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn., where her parents have been living for the past two months. The child was taken to the hospital on Saturday, and death was ascribed to an enlarged heart. Karen was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield on April 23, 1943. Her mother is the former Frieda Keiner of Greenwood, Clark Co. Funeral services were at Zion Reformed Church, Greenwood and burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery. Surviving besides the child's parents are her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Keiner and Mrs. May Severson, Greenwood.

Greenwood High School class of 1916: "Mable Severson as wise as an owl, she always smiles and never scowls; she's the Valedictorian of the class, and 'tis hard to find a truer lass." German and English; Vice-President, 3; Valedictorian; "Mrs. Briggs of the Poultry Yard."

Mable Severson

         Mable Severson, 1916.

Bold, Mable nee SEVERSON (21 June 1896 - 9 Jan 1968)

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church in Bismarck, N.D., for Mrs. Vernal Bold, 71, McClusky, N.D., a former Greenwood resident, who died Jan. 9, 1968, in a hospital at Bismarck, N.D. Burial took place at the Greenwood Cemetery. Committal rites were conducted by the pastor of Grace Methodist Church at Greenwood. The former Mable Severson was born (to Sam and May nee Sheldon Severson) June 21, 1896, at Greenwood, and was a graduate of the Greenwood High School with the class of 1916. She had taught school in North Dakota and later was employed in the county seat. Her marriage to Vernal Bold took place Oct. 27, 1920, at Chasely, N.D. After their marriage, the couple lived for several years at Chasely, N.D., and then moved to McClusky, N.D. In addition to her husband, survivors are six sons, Russell, Mr. Morris, Ill.; Dallas, McClusky, N.D.; Forrest, Carrington, N.D.; Wendal, San Jose, Calif.; Darrell, Towner, N.D.; Kenneth, Los Angeles, Calif.; and three daughters, Mrs. Milton (Betty) Nies, Bismarck, N.D.; Mrs. Lanny (Bonnie) Wilson, Boulder, Colo. and Mrs. Dean (Donella) Johnson, Bismarck, N.D.; two brothers, Claude and Hugh Severson, both of Greenwood; seven sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Marion) Ozanich, Mrs. Leida Kurtzheim, Mrs. Abe (Grace) Luntz and Miss Angela Severson, Milwaukee; Mrs. Paul (Bertha) Brandt, Spencer; Mrs. Lester (Gertrude) Schuette and Mrs. Ernst (Dorothy) Molle, both of Unity. A sister preceded her in death.

Greenwood High School Freshman class of 1916: Vivian Severson "Viv" "To become famous" (Aim) "Peacefulness" (Claim to distinction)

Schmidt, Vivian nee SEVERSON (11 April 1899 - 29 Jan 1962)

Mrs. Carl Schmidt, 62, Middleton, died Jan. 29, 1962 at the University Hospital in Madison. She had been in ill health for several years. Funeral services were held at the Myre Funeral Home, the Pastor of Loyal Methodist Church officiated and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former Vivian Severson was born (to Sam and May nee Sheldon Severson) April 11, 1899 in the Town of Warner, Clark Co. She was married Nov. 3, 1923 to Carl Schmidt. They lived in the Clark Co area until 1941, when the family moved to Bennett. In 1958 they moved to Middleton. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Herbert, Superior; Elwood and James, Middleton; four daughters: Mrs. Garth (Lorraine) Luchterland, Loyal; Mrs. Theodore, (Doris) Sannwald, Superior; Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Bertrang, Waunekee, and Miss Phyllis Schmidt, Middleton;

two brothers, Claud and Hugh Severson, Greenwood; eight sisters, Mrs. Ernst (Dorothy) Molle and Mrs. Lester (Gertrude) Schuette, Unity; Mrs. Vernal (Mable) Bold, McClusky, N.D.; Mrs. Paul (Bertha) Brandt, Franksville and Mrs. Tom (Marion) Ozanich, Mrs. Abe (Grace) Lunz, Mrs. Harry (Lieda ) Kurtzheim and Miss Ann Severson, Milwaukee.

SEVERSON, Angela Hazel (28 July 1909 - 13 Dec 2000)

Angela H. Severson, 91, Spencer, died Dec. 13, 2000, at the Marshfield Center. At her request, no funeral services will be held. Angela Hazel Severson was born on July 28, 1909, in Greenwood, to Sam and May (nee Sheldon) Severson. She was raised and educated in Greenwood, graduating from Greenwood High School. She moved to Milwaukee and worked there for many years in factories. In 1996, she moved from Milwaukee to Spencer and resided there until the time of her death. Survivors include two sisters, Grace Luntz and Dorothy Molle, both of Spencer. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and six sisters.

Brandt, Bertha nee SEVERSON (10 Feb 1905 - 20 Sept 1971)

Mrs. Paul (Bertha) Brandt, 66, Loyal, Clark Co, died Sept 20, 1971 at her home following a lingering illness. Funeral Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Loyal with interment in the Greenwood cemetery. The former Bertha Severson was born (to Sam and May nee Sheldon Severson) Feb. 10, 1905, in Greenwood. She was married Oct. 10, 1928, to Paul Brandt, in Greenwood. The couple operated a farm in the town of Beaver, near Loyal, until 1948, when they moved to Stratford. In 1950 they went to Racine and four years ago they moved to Spencer. In 1969 they came back to Loyal where they retired. Survivors include her husband, a son, John Brandt, Unity; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Darlene) Nelson, Racine; a foster daughter, Miss Debra Severson, Racine; a brother, Hugh Severson, Greenwood and six sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Marion) Ozanich, Mrs. Abe (Grace) Luntz, Mrs. Leida Kurtzheim, and Miss Anna Severson, all of Milwaukee and Mrs. Ernst (Dorothy) Molle, and Mrs. Lester (Gertrude) Schuette, both of Unity.

Schuette, Gertrude Tena nee SEVERSON (16 Jan 1908 - 23 Dec 1995)

Gertrude Tena Schuette, 87, Aurora, Col., died Dec. 23, 1995, at her home. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Gertrude Tena Severson was born on Jan. 16, 1908, in Greenwood, Clark Co, to Simon and May (nee Sheldon) Severson. She married Lester Schuette on Nov. 28, 1931, in Unity. They owned a farm in the town of Beaver until 1977, when they moved to Colorado. In her later years, she became an accomplished artist, doing oil painting and Norwegian rosemaling. She also enjoyed teaching classes in both at the Aurora Senior Center for the past 16 years. Survivors include one daughter, Marion (Lyland) Baumann, Aurora, Col., two grandsons, James and Joseph Baumann, Aurora, Col. and four sisters, Ann Severson, Milwaukee, Lieda Kurtzheim, Grace Luntz and Dorothy Molle, Spencer. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers and four sisters. 

Molle, Dorothy Ellen nee SEVERSON (8 July 1917 - 24 Nov 2003)

Dorothy E. Molle, 86, Marshfield, formerly of Spencer, died Nov. 24, 2003, in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. There will be no funeral services. Dorothy Ellen Severson was born July 8, 1917 in Greenwood, to Sam and May (nee Sheldon) Severson. She married Ernst H. Molle on Oct. 16, 1937 in Greenwood.

After their marriage, they took over the Molle family farm and farmed until retiring in 1976. Then they moved to Abbotsford, and lived there until moving to Spencer in 1992. She continued to live in Spencer after the death of her husband on May 16, 1996, then entered the Marshfield Center. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer. Her interests included ceramics, crocheting, and knitting. Survivors include two sons, Melford (Mary) Molle, Marshfield, and Wayne (Karen) Molle, Hanover, Ill.; one sister, Grace Luntz, Marshfield. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, two brothers, and eight sisters.

SHEETS family, Warner township

SHEETS, Mahalath (3 Sep 1818 - May 1910)

Last week E.K. (Elias) Sheets received a telegram that his mother had passed away at Columbus Grove, Ohio, but was received here (Greenwood) too late for any of the three sons to get home in time for the funeral. Of Mrs. Sheets the "Putman County Vidette” says:

"Tuesday morning at four o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Mahalath Sheets, wife of John Sheets, deceased, at the age of 91 years. Mrs. Sheets was born Sept. 3, 1818, in Lawrence Co., N.Y., and moved to Ohio in the year 1833. She was united in marriage to John Sheets in 1847 and moved to the country and resided on one farm for nearly fifty years. The deceased united with the Evangelical Church in childhood. She leaves to mourn her departure 6 children, Ex-Attorney General J.M. Sheets, Mrs. Rimer with whom she lived, E.K., A.S. and J.A. Sheets of Greenwood, Wis., and Nancy Bogart. Funeral services were held Thursday from the U.B. Church of Lima. Burial at Truro Cemetery.”

1905 #83 Sheets, Joseph Head W M 49 M Ohio NY/Penn Farmer 12 O F  Nanacy Wife W F 40 M Indiana Ohio House Keeper  Dexter Son W M 15 S Ohio Ind/Ohio Farm Laborer  Josie Daughter W F 13 S Ohio Ind/Ohio  Asa son W M 10 S Ohio Ind/Ohio  Adrian son W M 8 S Ohio Ind/Ohio Chester Son W M 1 S Wisconsin Ind/Ohio

1906-1926 sec 36 residence J. A. Sheets

SHEETS, Joseph Asa (30 Sep 1855 - 2 Oct 1930)

Joseph Asa Sheets was born in Putman Co Ohio Sep 30, 1855 and passed away in Greenwood, Wis., Oct 2, 1930, at the age of 75 years and 2 days. Mr. Sheets was united in marriage to Nancy L. Grove, Sep 30, 1888. Five children were born to this union Carl, Asa L. and Leroy of Greenwood Mrs. J. C. Englebretson (Josie) of Cheboygan, Mich., and Adrian, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Sheets came to Wisconsin in 1898, settling on a farm two and one-half miles northeast of Greenwood, where on account of the ill health of Mr. Sheets, they left the farm and came to Greenwood where they have since resided. Mr. Sheets leaves to mourn, besides his wife and children, three brothers, Elias, of Lemon, South Dakota; John, of Menlo Park, Calif.; Alanzo F. of Greenwood, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Rimer of Lima, Ohio and Mrs. Nancy Bogart of Lima, Ohio. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, the Order of Masons had charge of the services. He was laid to rest in the Greenwood cemetery.

SHEETS, Nancy L. nee Grove (12 July 1865 - 19 Feb 1948)

Mrs. Nancy Leandrey Sheets, 82, a resident of Greenwood from 1898 until the death of her husband in 1930, died Feb 19, 1948 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls. She had been making her home with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Sheets, at Boyd at the time of her last illness, although she had been in poor health for some time due to a heart ailment. She suffered a stroke five days before her death and was taken to the hospital. Funeral services  were at Grace Methodist Church. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Sheets, nee Grove, was born in Wakarusa, Ind., July 12, 1865, and was married to Joseph Asa Sheets Sept 30, 1888, when she and her husband came to farm 4 miles northeast of Greenwood. Since the death of her husband she made her home with her children. Surviving are three sons, Dexter Carlton Sheets, Curtiss, and Asa Leland and Chester Leroy Sheets, both of Boyd. A son, Adrian Garfield Sheets (Greenwood Cemetery: 27 July 1896 - 31 July 1908), and a daughter, Mrs. John (Josie) Englebretson, preceded her in death, as did her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Grove.

Nov 15 1901: "Our thanks are due to J. A. Sheets for some bouncing specimens of this year's potato crop in Clark County. One of the tubers weighed three pounds.”

SHEETS, Dexter Carl marriage 5 July 1916

On July 5, 1916, at the Methodist parsonage in Greenwood, occurred the marriage of Miss Alma M. Ystad to Mr. Dexter Carl Sheets. (Son of Joseph and Nancy nee Grove Sheets) They were accompanied by Miss Manda Ystad, sister of the bride, and Mr. Leland Sheets, brother of the groom. They will reside on the farm belonging to the groom's father northeast of the city. Lived in Hoard Townshp. Child Nancy Dec13-22, 1832 buried Greenwood cemetery. Son John A. Sheets 1923-1987 buried St. Paul cemetery, Hoard township.

SHEETS, Virginia marriage 26 DEC 1936

A pretty wedding of the holiday season was solemnized at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Parsonage, Green Grove, when Miss Virginia Sheets, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sheets of Hoard (Clark Co., Wis.) Township, became the bride of Henry Dunow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Dunow, Owen route 2. Martin Williams served as best man. The couple will make their home with the groom's parents.

SHEETS, Asa Leland (14 Jan 1894 - 20 July 1976)

Funeral services were conducted at Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, for Asa Leland Sheets, 82, a former Greenwood resident. Zion United Church of Christ officiated, and Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Asa Leland Sheets passed away on July 20, 1976, at the Neillsville Memorial Home. Asa Leland Sheets was born to Asa Joseph and Nancy (nee Grove) Sheets on Jan 14, 1894, at Columbus Grove, Ohio. He was never married (Greenwood cemetery has married Ethel M. Sanford 5 Aug 1916, marriage not confirmed in CC records. Ethel M. Sanford was born 22 Mar 1900 per birth index, nothing more known of her, not mentioned in Sanford CC records.), and came to Greenwood at an early age. He farmed in the Greenwood area all his life and has lived at Bryan's Home for the aged for the past eleven years. In Sept. 1975, he entered Memorial Home in Neillsville. He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

SHEETS, Chester Le Roy (4 June 1904 - 10 Sept 1974)

Services for Chester Le Roy Sheets, 70, of Route 2, Boyd, formerly of Greenwood, were held at the Hill Funeral Home, Greenwood. Mr. Sheets died Sept 10, 1974, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, where he was taken following a stroke. Service at the Loyal United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery, where military rites were conducted by the Wallis-Hinker American Legion Post No. 238. Mr. Sheets was born June 4, 1904, in Greenwood (to Asa Joseph and Nancy Grove Sheets) and was married Dec. 27, 1943, at Cadott to the former Mary Gindt, who survives him. Other survivors include a son, George, Stanley two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Stocks, Tucson, Ariz., and Barbara, at home and a brother, Leland, Neillsville.

SHEETS, Elias Kramer (19 July 1852 - 5 Jan 1935)

Elias Kramer Sheets was born on a farm in Putman Co, Ohio, July 19, 1852. Here he grew to manhood and on Oct 1, 1876 was united in marriage to Miss Mary Kiefer. To this union was born four children. The family resided upon their Ohio farm until Oct. 1899, then moved to Greenwood. In the fall of 1926, Mr. Sheets with his wife, moved to California. Since June 1930, he made his home with his daughter, Daisy, near Lemmon, S.D., where he quietly passed away on Jan. 5, 1935, at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 16 days. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mary, in Azusa, Cal.; two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Umback, Lemmon, S.D.; Mrs. Gaile Tscharner, Azusa, Cal.; two sons, Charlie in Minneapolis, Minn., and Elmer in Fullerton, Cal, two brothers, Alonzo of Greenwood, Wis., and John in Stanford University, Cal., one sister, Nancy Bogart in Lima, Ohio.

SHEETS, Mary nee Keifer (1854 - 25 Nov 1935)

Mary Keifer was born in Putnam Co, Ohio, in 1854 and was married to Elias Kramer Sheets. They lived in Ohio until 1899 when they moved to Greenwood, Wis. Ten years ago Mr. and Mrs. Sheets left Greenwood, Mr. Sheets went to Lemon, S.D., to live with their daughter, Daisy, Mrs. F. Umback, while Mrs. Sheets went to Azusa, Cal to live with her daughter, Gail, Mrs. P. Tscharner. She lived with Mrs. Tscharner until this last year when she went to live with her son Elmer at Fullerton, Cal. She passed away at the home of her son Elmer on Nov 25 (?) 1935. Funeral services were held Nov 19 (?) 1935, and her body was laid to rest in the Loma Vista Cemetery. Her husband preceded her in death last February (Jan) and was buried in Greenwood. Mrs. Sheets was 82 years of age. She is survived by four children, Mrs. F. Umback, Lemon, S.D. Mrs. P. Tscharner, Azusa, Cal Charlie, Minneapolis, Minn. and Elmer, Fullerton, Cal.

2-11-1881 "After holding up a respected citizen one day last week to see what he knew, we failed to mention the visit of Mrs. E.K. Sheets to Marshfield. But then, we would rather be caught saying too little, than too much.” Gleaner

"The first millinery store in town was that of Miss, Bertha Mason, later Mrs. G. L. Buland, who brought hats from Neillsville to sell here. Daisy Sheets Dawes built the building just south of Leach's market and conducted a small store having a stock of supplies for ladies, including hats. Later, her mother, Mrs. E. K. Sheets, had a millinery store there....” Greenwood History chapter VI

Nov 16 1900: "Concert Saturday night [Nov. 10, 1900] at Begley Opera Hall given by Mrs. Robert Schofield. Mrs. Schofield assisted by the Mandolin Club; coronet solos by Ed Wollenberg. Misses Rose Bowen, Naomi Carpenter and Gail Sheets produced a musical composition. Faye Hunt and Gail Sheets sang a duet; Naomi Carpenter sang a solo. Mrs. Schofield and Addie Ketchpaw sang a duet as well as the full chorus and a male quartet [unnamed]. Miss Mabel Bishop played an instrumental solo.” Gleaner

April 19 1906: "The friends of Chas. Sheets will be pleased to learn of his success in completing his work at the La Crosse Business University last week and going at once to a good position in a land office at Wheaton, Minn., where he began work Monday of this week. Charlie is the older son of Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Sheets and is a hard working, ambitious young man who is bound to forge to the front.”

Aug 30 1906: "Chas. Sheets returned to his work at Wheaton, Minn., last week Tuesday after spending a few days with his parents. He reported his brother Elmer doing nicely and well pleased with his position in the lumber yard there.”

1906 sec 33 no residence A. F. Sheets (1920 O. Decker)

SHEETS, Alonzo F. (30 May 1858 - 22 May 1936)

Mr. Alonzo F. Sheets passed away at his home May 22, 1936 at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 22 days. Death was due to leakage of the heart. The deceased was born on a farm near Columbus Grove, Ohio, May 30, 1858. On Oct. 26, 1893, he was married to Ida Davis  (3 June 1874 - 3 Mar 1952). Four daughters were born to this union two (Edna 1894-1920 obit and Mahala 1899-1920 obit) having preceded him in death. The close relatives surviving him are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. George Humke (Lelah Sheets Humke 1896-1973), of the town of Warner, Evangeline (1902-1995 obit) at home, one brother, John, in California and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Bogart of Lima, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the home.

Feb 1906: "A. F. Sheets came home Monday evening from Rib Lake, the camp he has been in having gotten through with their cutting for this season.”

SHEETS, Edna Clytice (30 April 1894 - 25 June 1920)

Feb 15 1906: "A. F. Sheets has given us a record of what his two cows did for 1905, he keeping them here in town and selling milk to his neighbors at the going rate of five cents per quart. $97.40 was the amount of milk sold, no record having been kept of the milk and cream used at home, which he places, to be on the conservative side, at $20. This would make a total of $117.40 earned by the two cows, or $58.70 each.”

Edna Clytice Sheets was born April 30, 1894, near Columbus Grove, Ohio, and died June 25, 1920 at Greenwood. She came to this place with her parents (Alonzo and Ida nee Davis Sheets) when 7 years of age. She graduated with the class of 1912. After attending the Normal at Oshkosh she spent five years teaching school near Greenwood. In 1917 she entered a training school for nurses, it was there during the "flu” she contacted the disease that caused her death. She leaves to mourn their loss, father, mother, three sisters. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, remains were laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

SHEETS, Mahala Ruth (8 June 1899 - 4 Dec 1920)

Mahala Ruth Sheets, born (of Alonzo and Ida nee Davis Sheets) in Putnam Co., Ohio, June 8, 1899, died at the Mendota Hospital of erysipelas, Dec. 4, 1920. Her age was twenty-one years, five months and twenty-six days. [Erysipelas - An acute, febrile, infectious disease, caused by a specific group of streptococcus bacterium and characterized by a diffusely spreading, deep-red inflammation of the skin or mucous membranes causing a rash with a well-defined margin; Contagious skin disease, due to infection of the blood with vesicular bulbous lesions. Synonyms: Rose, Saint Anthony's Fire.]  

Diaz, Evangeline L. nee SHEETS (27 May 1902 - 26 Feb 1995)

Evangeline L. Diaz, 92, formerly of Greenwood, died Feb. 26, 1995, at Highland Park Manor, Enid, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held in the chapel at Henninger-Allen Funeral Home, Enid, Oklahoma. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Evangeline L. Sheets was born on May 27, 1902, in Greenwood, to Alonzo and Ida (nee Davis) Sheets. She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1920 and later from Eau Claire Teachers College in Eau Claire. She taught for many years in Clark Co rural schools before moving to Enid in Nov. 1955. On Nov. 2, 1957, she married Joe L. Diaz. He preceded her in death on July 30, 1968. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Enid, the Parksinson Sunday School class, United Methodist Women, Rebekah Lodge 21, AARP Chapter 3040, and Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors include nieces Verona Jackson, Sparta; Ruth Toburen, Greenwood and Jeanette Horn, Thorp and nephews Irvin Humke and Paul Humke, Greenwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and three sisters.

SHELEIR family, Warner township

1875 census: Sheleir, Henry; 3 male, 2 female

Nothing found on any "Sheleir- family or variations of that name.

SHORT family, Warner township

See Schoenwetter, Thorson family, Warner township

SILVERS family, Warner township

1905 #128 Silvers, Zepkinate Head W M 70 Widower Indiana Indiana O M H Morgan Son W M 32 M Indiana Indiana Day Laborer 10 Jane D Inlaw W F 27 M Wisconsin Wisconsin Henry Grandson W M 8 S Wisconsin Wis/Indiana  (no name) Grand Daughter W F 2 S Wisconsin Wis/Indiana Jerime Grand Daughter W F 11 S Wisconsin Wis/Indiana  Adams, Richard Grandson W M 21 S Indiana Indiana  Charles Grandson W M 19 S Indiana Indiana Nothing found on Richard or Charles Adams, evidently children of Zepaniah's unnamed daughter and her husband surname Adams.

1905 #127 Silvers, Frank Head W M 36 M Indiana Indiana Mason 6 O M H  Maargaret Wife W F 40 M Wisconsin Indiana

SILVERS, Zephaniah (23 Jan 1834 - 22 July 1911)

Zephaniah Silvers (son of Francis Silvers per cemetery records) died at the home of his son, Morgan Silvers, on the West Side, Town of Warner, July 22, 1911, at the age of 77 years. Heart trouble was the cause of his death. The funeral was held at the home. The burial took place in the Braun Settlement Cemetery. Several of the old soldiers were present at the Funeral. Deceased was an old soldier, having served in the Civil War in an Indian regiment that was enlisted at the last call for volunteers. He was the father of eight children, two of whom survive him, Frank and Morgan of the West Side.

Silvers, Zephaniah Co. A, 147th IN Inf. Civil War Vet Warner township, buried Forest Hill

SILVERS, Louisa nee Foust (30 May 1834 - 11 Aug 1903)

The funeral service in memory of Mrs. Louisa Silvers whose death was mentioned last week, occurred from the home in Braun Settlement. Interment took place in the Braun Settlement cemetery. Louisa Foust, as deceased was known before her marriage to Zeph. Silvers, was born in 1834. She moved with her family to this county about five years ago, coming from Crawford County. She leaves besides her husband several children and other near relatives.

SILVERS, Joseph (27 Nov 1873 - 22 Aug 1900)

Joseph Silvers (son of Jeremiah and Louisa Silvers per Greenwood cemetery, think "Jeremiah” should be "Zephaniah”) whose home was five miles west of here, while sawing logs in Z. Sanford's camp Wednesday, was struck on the head by a falling limb and instantly killed. Four men saw the manner of his death, but he was brought to this city where an inquest was held over his body. His funeral occurred yesterday forenoon from the Presbyterian church. Interment took place in the Greenwood cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife (Nora) and two young children.

BRAUN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL 1912 - 1913: Louie Silvers, Henry Silvers (children of Morgan and Jane Silvers, grandchildren of Zephania and Louise nee Foust Silvers)

Braun Settlement (Forest Hill) cemetery: Louise Ellen Silvers 24 April 1901 - 7 Feb 1903, daughter of Morgan and Jane Silvers.

SIMONS family, Warner township

1906-1920 sec 7 no residence M. Simons (1926 M. Simonson)

SIMONS, Michael (13 Oct 1851 - 30 Mar 1927)

Michael Simon, for many years a resident of this vicinity and owner of a farm northwest of Greenwood, Clark Co, died in Stockville, Nebraska, March 30th, 1927. The following was taken from the Hobrook, Nebraska Observers. Michael Simon was born Oct. 13, 1851, near Christiana, Norway and departed this life at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sarah Van Pelt, in Stockville, Nebraska, March 30, 1927, age Seventy five years, five months and seventeen days. In 1857, with his parents, he migrated to America, where they settled on a farm in Dane Co, Wis., later moving to Iowa Co of that state, until 1904, when he located on a farm eight miles northwest of Greenwood, in Clark Co, Wisconsin.

In 1875 he began his service as a teacher in the public schools, which service continued for many years. He was never married and always lived a quiet life. He was a member of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. Michael Simon was one of a family of seven children, and those surviving him are, one brother, Ole Simon of Holbrook, Nebraska and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Waits of Holbrook, Neb., and Mrs. Sarah Van Pelt of Stockville, Neb. three brothers preceding him, Peter Simon in 1886, Nels Simon in 1918 and John Simon in 1925. Owing to failing health, he was brought to Holbrook last September, where he was cared for at the home of his brother until January, when he was taken to the home of his sister in Stockville. Funeral services were conducted in Deer Creek Norwegian Lutheran Church by the pastor and the body was laid to rest in Deer Creek Lutheran Cemetery. GREENWOOD GLEANER 4/14/1927

BRAUN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL 1912 - 1913: Ernest Kreissig, Clerk; Adolph Wessel, Director; Michael Simons, Treasurer





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