Property: Curtiss, WI--Laabs Cheese Factory

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Pictured above is the Laabs Cheese Co. Plant in Curtiss, Clark Co., Wisconsin.






Re: Property: Curtiss, WI--Laabs Cheese Factory
Contact: Jerry Laabs

Is there any more details about this picture. My grandfather (Ernest, Son of Albert) speaks of the Laabs Cheese Factory in Curtis, often.


Re: Property: Curtiss, WI--Laabs Cheese Factory
Contact:  Gerald Teach
I was born in Curtiss, Wisconsin 9/7/32 I remember this factory well as my grandfather was the station agent when the Soo line went through Curtiss I grew up around that station. I was born in the old bass house which my grandfather owned. We left Curtiss at the out break of WWII.  I still think about my childhood days there. They were great times. The picture is great. We bought a lot of cheese from there.  I still wonder who is left that I knew.  I'm so glad this building is still there,  Is the Curtiss school house still there?  Thanks for your time -Gerald Teach grandson of Guy Teach son of Virgil Teach my mothers name was Amy.


Re: Property: Curtiss, WI--Laabs Cheese Factory
Contact: Ruth Ann Johnson Sommer

Emil August Laabs started the first cheese factory in Curtiss. Part of it was destroyed by a cyclone a few years later. In the winter of 1905 Emil and his brother Frederich hauled lumber from Colby and started Laabs Cheese Company at the North end of Curtiss. A few years later they sold it, Emil had other plants of his own and worked as a cheese dealer and buttermaker as well. There are so many other cheese makers and factories in the Laabs family that its too much to mention. Jerry do you still live in Memphis? I suppose you've retired from the Clark Equipment Co. by now. I'll try and give you more info if you want it. Talk to you later. Ruth Ann



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