Bio: Drangle / Dolata, Leon (1901 - 1989)


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Surnames: Drangle, Lawrence, Rutkowsky, Dolata, Stone, Floyd, Warden, Arndt, Bednarek?, Bogumil, Bronicke, F_anchowiak, Galinski, Hudson, Janicki, Kakewski, Klak, Koonarowski, Kutnorowski, Lusk, Mazurek, Mutchmore, Nye, Ossawala, Pawlek, Popenack, Slupecchi Land Co., Weneski, Wisnewski, Wyczawski, Zabarowski, Zabor---?, Zaborowski


----Sources: Thorp Courier, Federal Census, Racine Journal Times May 15, 1947, The Wisconsin State Journal, MADISON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1947, pg. 1



Leon Drangle was born Saturday, June 29, 1901 in Thorp, Wis., the son of France R. Drangle.  He married Martha Lawrence (4 Aug 1912).  Their son, Bruce Drangle was born in 1939.  Leon Drangle served as village president of Gilman, Taylor Co., Wisconsin (ca. 1941).  He died at the age of 88 yrs., Saturday, Nov. 18, 1989.


The Francis R. Dangle Family lived in Sec. 13, Thorp, Wisconsin


Section 1893 Plat Owners 1905 Plat Owners 1915 Plat Owners 1926 Plat Owners
13 J. F(l)anchowiak F. Koonarowski F. Kutnorowski Sam Bronicke
W. M. Drangle F. Drangle Mrs. Drangle Mrs. Francis R. Drangle
Nye, Lusk & Hudson J. Bednarek? J. Pawlek Val Arndt
Slupecchi Land Co. J. Arndt V. Arendt Ralph  A. Mutchmore
J. Bogumil Joseph Bogamill S. Mazurek Joe Galinski
A. Bogumil A. Bogamill John Pawelek/Pawlek? Frank Wyczawski
M. Zabarowski Peter Popenack M. Ossawala Ignatz Klak
  T. Klak I. Klak Stanley Janicki
  James Kakewski A. Wisnewski F. Zaborowski
  A. Weneski Zabor---?  
  Andrew Zabrowski    





It is reported that the Drangle Cheese Factory (the old Lombard Dairy), owned by Leon Drangle of Gilman, has recently been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd House of La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Thorp Courier, Aug.1951


Dairy Man Gets $2,000 Fine in Cheese Case Leon Drangle, Gilman. manager of the Gilman Dairy Products Co., was fined $1,000 on each of received 18 under a one year suspended prison sentence today when he pleaded guilty in Madison federal court to a charge of shipping cheese manufactured under insanitary conditions.


If this Isn't sufficient warning lo Wisconsin cheesemakers to clean up, well make the penalties more drastic," said Judge Patrick T. Stone who, with U. S. Atty. Charles H. Cashin announced intention to continue a campaign to compel sanitary operation of stale cheese factories. Cashin asked the maximum .penalty.

Reiterating a stand' taken in a similar case at Wausau recently, Stone declared there have been so many such cases that the situation "can't be laughed off," and cited federal inspections showing 18 out of 30 cheese factories were insanitary as indicating a "serious situation" in Wisconsin. Criticized the state department of agriculture for failure to impose as rigid standards in milk and cheese production as the state beverage tax division compels In service of beer, the court declared Wisconsin can not expect the United States to do the entire job of policing cheese factories. Claiming that he can "clean up any cheese factory in 60 days," Paul Donovan, Chicago attorney representing Drangle, said conditions have been corrected in the Gilman factory since he was retained last August, and a field man has been employed to see that farmers use care in handling milk.


Inspection samples exhibited by Cashin showed mouse "pellets" found on the apparatus and floors of the cheese factory and insect fragments strained from milk delivered to the plant by farmers.


Donovan declared 25 per cent of all farmers are insistently clean, while 50 per cent "want to be clean but need reminding," and another 15 per cent could be made clean producers, but 10 per cent are hopeless. The Wisconsin State Journal, MADISON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1947, pg. 1




Judge Issues Clean Up Warning To Cheesemakers

MADISON. — (UP) — Federal Judge, Patrick T. Stone warned Wisconsin cheesemakers to clean up their plants late Wednesday as he fined Leon Drangle, Gilman, manage of the Gilman Dairy Products Co, $2,000 on a charge of sending unsanitary cheese outside the state.

Drangle, who pleaded guilty to the charge, also was placed on 18 months' probation.

"If this isn't sufficient warning to Wisconsin cheesemakers to clean up, we'll make the penalities more drastic." Stone announced. The judge said there have been so many unsanitary cheese cases that the situation "can't be laughed off." Racine Journal Times May 15, 1947

United States Social Security Death Index

Obit: Drangle, Leon (1901 - 1989)


Leon Drangle, Age 88 
Birth Date 29 Jun 1901
State Wisconsin
Last Place of Residence Taylor, Wisconsin
Previous Residence Postal Code 54433
Event Date 18 Nov 1989


Wisconsin Death Index


Leon Drangle
Event Type Death
Event Date 13 Nov 1989
Event Place , Taylor, Wisconsin
Residence Place Tayl, Wisconsin
Certificate Number 031265


1910 Federal Census, Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Francis Drangel, 48 yr. old white widowed female
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Germany

Household Members

Francis Drangel Head F 48 (1862) Germany
Joseph Dolata Boarder M 56 (1854) Germany
Raymond Dolata Son M 13 (1897) Pennsylvania
Frank Dolata Son M 10 (1900) Wisconsin
Leo Dolata Son M 8 (1901) Wisconsin
Eddie Dolata Son M 6 (1904) Wisconsin
Joseph Dolata Son M 4 (1906) Wisconsin


1920 Federal Census, Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Leon Drangle, 18 yr. old single white male
Father's Birthplace Poland
Mother's Birthplace Poland

Household Members

Francis R Drangle Head F 58 (1862) Poland
Roger Drangle Son M 25 Pennsylvania
Ray Drangle Son M 23 Pennsylvania
Leon Drangle Son M 18 (1901) Wisconsin
Edward Drangle Son M 16 Wisconsin
Joe Drangle Son M 14 Wisconsin
Jos Dolata Hired help M 63 Poland
Helen F Rutkowsky Granddaughter F 18 Pennsylvania


1930 Federal Census, Taft, Taylor, Wisconsin, United States


Leon Drangle, 28 yr. old, white single male
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Germany

1940 Federal Census, Gilman, Gilman Village, Taylor, Wisconsin, United States

Leon Drangle, 38 yr. old white married male

Occupation: Creamry Manager
Last Place of Residence Rural, Taylor, Wisconsin

Household Members

Leon Drangle Head M 38 (1901) Taylor Co., Wisconsin
Drangle Wife (Martha) F 27 (Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Drangle Son (Bruce) M 1 Wisconsin


Pennsylvania Marriage Records

BioM: Drangle, Mary (1896)


Alexander Rutcaskie
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 1896
Event Place , Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 25
Birth Year (Estimated) 1871
Father's Name Anthony Rutcaskie
Mother's Name Rosa Rutcaskie
Spouse's Name Mary Drangle
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1880
Spouse's Father's Name William Drangle
Spouse's Mother's Name Francisca Drangle



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