Property: Beaver Cheese Factory, Beaver Twp., Wis.




Surnames: Spieles, Grap


----Source: Glass Plate Photo provided by the Clark County Press and Dee Zimmerman


Beaver Cheese Factory

Sec. 36, Rt. 1, Beaver Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin

5 miles N. E. of Loyal, Wisconsin


Clark County, Wisconsin Cheese Factories and Dairies Index

Beaver Cheese Factory (owned by Jessie John Spieles)

Bio: Spieles, Jesse Julius (1900 - 1979)


----Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune July 30, 1928

Cheese Factories in County Win Prizes in State Beauty Contest

County prizes were awarded as follows:

Dane county—Blue Mounds factory, Blue Mounds, Gqotlieb Weiren.

Fond du Lac county — Scannel Cheese factory, Campbellsport, G. H. Scannel; Dotyville Cheese factory, Calvary, Oswald Reitz; Woodside Co-op Cheese factory, Eldorado, Emil Abegglen.

Green county—Advance Cheese factory, Monroe, Emil Baumgartner; Martintown Cheese factory Martintown, Charles E. Helm; Kueng Cheese factory, Juda, Peter Schil.

Lincoln county — Evergreen Cheese factory, Merrill, C. 'H. Schneider; Hillside Cheese ffcctory, Merrill, George D. Schils.

Sheboygan county—Maple Grove Cheese factory, Plymouth, Louis Erbe; Otter Creek factory, Plymouth, Hugo C. Kaufmann; Town Herman Cheese factory, Elkhart Lake, Walt Luecke.

Wood county—Rock Cheese and Butter Co., Auburndale, Linda C. Bruhn; South Randolph Co-op Cheese factory, Wisconsin Rapids, Jesse Spieles.


Jesse Spieles recieved an  , Wisconsin in Oct. 31, 1931


Jesse J. Spieles was named as a High Scorer in "The Cheesemakers' Sweepstakes" at Cheese Exposition at Sheboygan, Wisconsin in November, 1934.

----Source: Eau Claire Leader Telegram May 17, 1972


BioM: Grap, Alice (1972)

Marriage License

At Neillsville: Jesse J. Spieles, Marshfield, and Alice Grap, Neillsville, Wisconsin



1940 Federal Census, Beaver Town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, ED #9, Enumerator-Vivian R. Carteron, 27-29 April


Jesse Spieles, 40 yr. old white married male

Occupation: Cheese Factory Proprietor

Last Place of Residence Same House

Household Members

Jesse Spieles Head M 40 (ca. 1900) Wisconsin
Lenora Spieles Wife F 37 (ca. 1903) Wisconsin


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


Jessie J Spieles, 30 yr. old white married male
Father's Birthplace Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin

Household Members

Peter J Spieles Head M 53 Wisconsin
Martha E Spieles Wife F 48 Wisconsin
Jessie J Spieles Son M 30 Wisconsin
Cyril P Spieles Son M 28 Wisconsin
Herbert A Spieles Son M 17 Wisconsin
Flora A Spieles Daughter F 9 Wisconsin


1910 Federal Census, Westboro, Taylor, Wisconsin, United States


Jessy Spieles, 10 yr. old single white male
Father's Birthplace Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin

Household Members

Peter Spieles Head M 33 Wisconsin
Martha Spieles Wife F 28 Wisconsin
Jessy Spieles Son M 10 Wisconsin
Cyrill Spieles Son M 7 Wisconsin
Lyla Spieles Daughter F 2 Wisconsin


1900 Federal Census, Sheboygan city Ward 4, north side, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States


Jessie Spieles, b. Mar 19oo, single white male

Household Members

Peater Spieles Head M 23 (July 1877) Wisconsin, parents b. Germany, brick layer
Martha Spieles Wife F 18 (Dec 1882) Wisconsin, mother of 1 child - living, parents b. Germany
Jessie Spieles Son M Wisconsin


Wisconsin Birth Records


Jessie Julius Spieles
Gender Male
Birth Date 15 Mar 1900
Birthplace 4th Ward, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Race White
Father's Name Peter Spieles
Father's Birthplace Mt. Calvary, Fond Du Lac Co., Wisconsin
Mother's Name Marth Braatz
Mother's Birthplace Sheboygan, Wisconsin


Social Security Death Records

Obit: Spieles, Jesse Julius (1900 - 1979)


Jesse Spieles, 79 yrs. old
Birth Date 15 Mar 1900
State Wisconsin
Last Place of Residence Clark, Wisconsin
Previous Residence Postal Code 54456
Event Date Aug 1979


Wisconsin Death Records


Jesse J Spieles, 79 yr. old male
Death: 05 Aug 1979, Neillsville Wisconsin
Residence: Wisconsin

*Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery II, Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin




Obit: Spieles, Jesse Julius (1900- 1979)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Spieles, Braatz, Mathey, Grap Smith, Zentner, Clark

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/09/1979

Spieles, Jesse Julius (15 March 1900 – 5 August 1979)

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, august 8, from the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville for Jesse J. Spieles, 79, of Neillsville. Mr. Spieles passed away, August 5, in the Neillsville Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. With the Rev. Gary Clark of the United Church of Christ officiating, burial was made in the Evergreen Cemetery in Medford.

Spieles was born on March 15, 1900, in Sheboygan to Peter and Martha (Braatz) Spieles. As a young boy, he moved with his parents to Westboro, where he received his education. Later he attended a dairy school in Madison, taking a course in cheese making. In 1921, he married Lenora Mathey in Medford ceremonies. She passed away in 1968.

The deceased worked as a cheesemaker in Miladore, Poynette, Stevens Point and Rudolph before purchasing the Beaver Cheese Factory in Loyal in 1930. He operated that dairy production facility until 1944 when he moved to Marshfield and was employed by Parkin-Dairy and Badger State Fixtures until retiring in 1965. In 1972, he moved to Neillsville after marrying his second wife, Alice Grap in Neillsville ceremonies.

Surviving him besides his wife is one stepson, Wayne Grap of Neillsville; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Lila) Smith of Hemet, Calif., and Mrs. Viston (Flora) Zentner of Westboro; one brother, Cyril Spieles of Louisville, Kentucky; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death besides his first wife, was one brother, Herbert.

He was a 32nd degree mason associated with a Loyal Lodge.




Obit: Spieles, Jesse Julius #2 (1900 - 1979)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Spieles, Peters, Volkert, Lukes, Kleckner, Stelter, Bruhn, Schwellenbach, Van Gorden, Clark

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/16/1979

Spieles, Jesse Julius (15 March 1900 – 5 August 1979)

Funeral services were held for Jesse J. Spieles, 79, on the afternoon of August 8 from the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, with the Rev. Gary Clark of the United Church of Christ, Neillsville, officiating, and burial was made in a Medford Cemetery. “Lead Kindly Light” and “Abide With Me” were the musical selections offered by Mae Peters and Vanita Volkert.

Serving as pallbearers were Henry Lukes, Alfred Kleckner, Fred Stelter, Earl Bruhn, Ben Schwellenbach and Herron Van Gorden.

Attending the funeral were friends and relatives from the communities of Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Westboro, Medford, Waupaca, Madison, Clam Like, Two Rivers, Stevens Point, Arpin, Wis. Rapids, Verona, Warrens, Menasha, Sheboygan, Weyawega, Spencer , Withee and Oregon.



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