News: Unity - Local News (1 May 1902)
Contact:  Lani Bartelt

Surnames: STEWART, SHELLEY, BUTLER, SKEESUCK, BROWN, WANSER, PIERCE, FEUERHELM, MILTON, ANDERSON, NELSON, HANSEN, RIORDAN, SCHWANTES, POND, STRAUSS, GROELLE, HAMAN

----Sources: Marathon Register newspaper (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) May 1, 1902

Theda Stewart closed a very successful term of school at Highridge last Friday and arrived home Tuesday to spend her summer vacation with her parents.

Those in attendance at the funeral of the late David Shelley from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Butler of Marshfield; Mrs. ? (cut off) Butler of Fond du Lac, and Mr. and Mrs. W. Skeesucks

The real estate of the late Mrs. O. M. Brown consisting of house, barn, and three lots was bought at auction by Wm. Wanser. Last Saturday. Consideration $602.00. Mr. Wanser intends erecting a modern brick residence on the lots.

F. O. Pierce took the Fairchild train Tuesday noon with his brother, Jay Pierce, from south of Unity, who has to undergo an operation for rupture at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. Frank will remain with his brother for a few days - Greenwood Gleaner.

W. M. Feuerhelm of Bridgewater S. D. visited here several days this week with his son, George. While here he looked over several properties with a view of purchasing. He left Monday with a very good impression of the village and vicinity and his return would be welcome.

Monday, Eli Milton and wife, started for their old home at Waupun, they will drive through stopping at Fox Lake and other points enroute. Mr. Milton will visit several of the western States going as far west as Washington. Their many friends wish them a pleasant journey and a hasty return.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Anderson of Greenwood were guests of Mr. and Mrs. C Nelson a few days this week. Sunday afternoon "mine host and hostess" Invited a few of the intimate friends of the visitors to their home and tea was served in honor of the couple. All enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon. Mrs. Anderson was formerly Miss Inga Hansen.

The legislature has had three bounty bills this session and all will pass. In addition to the crow bill there are the rattlesnake and wolf bills. Senator Riordan is anxious to have the wolf bill pass because wolves in the district are rapidly increasing and are raising havoc with the sheep in the northern counties .The sheep industry is rapidly growing in the north. The agricultural experts at the university say northern Wisconsin affords the finest sheep raising country in the world, and if it is possible to kill off the wolves, sheep raising will become an important industry. The difficulty is that wolves are becoming so plentiful as to endanger the sheep interests, as it is impossible to prevent their depredation. The importance of killing off the wolves is evidenced by the amount of the bounties, inasmuch as $15 is provided for a grown wolf and $5 for a cub - Wausau Daily Record

In the application of the attorneys for the defense for a new trial for Frank Schwantes, convicted a year ago and sentenced to serve a life imprisonment for the murder of William and Ernestine Kiokow, the district attorney has prepared his bill of exceptions covering 400 pages, exclusive of the clerk’s minutes. An effort will be made to have the matter brought before the August term of state supreme court. - Wausau Pilot

The Wisconsin Central Ry.

Offers up-to-date transportation facilities to Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Chicago, and all points east and south, as well as to St. Paul, Minneapolis, Ashland, Duluth, and the great Northwest. Pullman Sleepers, dining café cars, and modern coaches make up the equipment. Agent can give you complete information

...........................Jas. C. Pond

...........................Gen. Pass Agent

"They make good clothes" is a familiar expression used in connection with the garments made-to-order by Strauss Bros. of Chicago. Good clothes to order at moderate prices have made this firm famous. Sample displayed by Groelle & Haman

Responses

I have been researching my family tree for about 5-6 yrs. Several months ago, a distant cousin from Wisconsin, contacted me & then sent what family tree items he had. While looking thru the names, a Franz Schwantes was convicted of murdering an elderly couple whom they rented land from, then his wife, Ida, divorced him, probably after he was sent to prison. Within the last hr., I entered on my search engine, Schwantes murder trial, & your page came up. Could this be a match, The dates are real close. How do I find out more about the 400 page documents that this lawyer talks about. Please let me know anything you can. I am trying to find out what happened to this Franz Schwantes. Thanks. (He would be a great great great grandfather). Roger V. Foss, shipofdreams@msn.com

 

 


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