Surnames: MAYENSCHEIN WULP BUTLER REINEKE BIZJAC POPE NOYES
----Sources: Town of Butler History Collection
Butler Township Families
In 1916, William and Blanche (Noyes) Mayenschein came to Butler from Vernon County, Wis.. 4 kids. They lived on Capitol Drive across from Peacocks on Fredrickson place. Kids were Loden, Curt, Esther and LaVern, Lydia.
1. Lodene married Cup; had son, Walter.
2. Curt married Laura Butler; children were Lelon, Norman, Marlys, Marylynn, Carol, David.
3. Esther married John Bizjac Oct. 28, 1939 and died 1981; Jerry born Jun 17, 1941.
4. La Vern married Art Reineke; she was 1 year old when they moved to Butler.
5. Lydia married George Pope; She was born in Butler.
(Summary of some of the families that lived in Butler)
Wm. Mayenschein built the Bizjac farm
Esther and John moved from Willard to Mayenschein farm in 1942. Her dad sold house, barn, chicken coup and 120 acres for $1,500.
Esther’s mom died in 1921. Her father married again.
Esther and John bought horse from Marjory Morgan; it kicked so they took it back.
Dances were held at the Bizjac and Audorff farms.
Biddle farm, now Shoemakers - he played violin
John Audorff’s 90th birthday - big party; he lived to 103; Boys did farming; John got a pension and had more money that most.
Stein house - Dr. Coles’s daughter, Orin Redig place.
Culps lived (Helen Tieman family) across from and south of school.
Copenhaners lived near Fernival School (Nigger school).
Vanderhuff farm 0 they moved to Madison; taken over by Tom and Annie Daines.
Browns lived where La Vern Reineke lived, moved to Boyd (Ray Collins mom’s folks).
Conklins lived north of Dorothy Linders house.
Some Conklins lived also east of Judy Linder.
Simon Arnold lived east of Town Hall; south side of road (Scott Mason’s field).
Farmers lived Lavern Reineke place
Phoebe Gerard (Audorff) had twin boys; she died having 3rd baby. Lived on MM close to H.
Gisse lived across from Scot Mason on north side of road; Esther’s step-mother’s sister.
Henderson Cheese factory (Parents place).
La Plaska on MM close to H.
Huebner - Cleo (Schoemaker) Huebner did not live here;
Connell - did not live long here in Butler.
Kosiks - on Bizjac farm when Mayenscheins moved off, then Bijac lived there.
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