News: West Eaton (30 Jan 1919)
Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: Bahl, Gememke, Bostwick, Goss, Susa, Smith, Davey, Slesnick,Breadson, Parkhill, Oznich, Podobnik, Gurgle, Wenzel, Thorson, Able, Meinholt, Bersin
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/30/1919
West Eaton (30 Jan 1919)
The party given in honor of Victor Bahl Saturday night was a success. Everyone had a fine time and enjoyed listening to the thrilling adventures Victor had to encounter while overseas. One cannot make it seem as bad as it was until someone who knows tells the story. One thing Victor says he don’t care to talk about is the awful battles. He was in some of the worst battles and was lucky enough to go through without being wounded. He was gassed, however. He looks better than he did before he went, but feels the effects of being gassed some yet. He says he had a very exciting trip home as the sea was very rough and the boat sprang a leak, but by hard work got it fixed, otherwise it would have sunk in mid-ocean. Victor says he don’t care to cross the water again.
Mr. and Mrs. George Gemmeke and daughter, Iola, Mrs. H. Bostwick, Miss Iva Goss, Jason Bostwick, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Susa, Jr., and son, Robert, and John Smith all spent Sunday afternoon at Mr. Davey’s.
Mrs. Joe Susa, Sr., who spent a week in Buffalo County, has returned home.
Mrs. Slesnick of near Willard attended the Breadson sale Thursday.
Mr. Parkhill and son and Mr. and Mrs. Oznich attended the Breadson sale Thursday.
Gertrude Davey called at the Bostwick home Monday.
Jason Bostwick was up from Neillsville to attend the party given for Victor Bahl.
Gusta and Mike Podobnik spent Thursday evening with Lyle Bostwick.
Iola Gemmeke spent Wednesday afternoon with her grandma.
Mr. Gurgle was at the George Gemmeke home one day last week, looking over his sawmill work.
Mr. Wenzel, our horse trader, was up from Neillsville Wednesday calling on old friends.
A. Thorson called at Bostwick’s Friday on another Red Cross drive.
Mrs. Podobnik, who has been very sick, is able to sit up part of the day at this writing. Her friends and neighbors are glad that she is recovering.
H. Bostwick spent Wednesday afternoon at John Able’s and reports Mr. Able is some better. He has had a seven weeks’ tussle with the flu.
The Meinholt boys helped cut corn for feed at Able’s Wednesday.
Mrs. Bersin spent Monday with Mrs. Podobnik.
Mrs. Geo. Gemmeke called on Mrs. Podobnik Monday.
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