Bio: Mildbrand, Ed (Cheesemaker Honored – 12 Aug
Surnames: Mildbrand, Solie, Witt, Pribbenow, Smith, Koerner, Nixdorf, Heindl, Stoiber, Nicks, Gipp, Larson, Haskins, Gosse, Augustine, Nelson, Blume, Tohm
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 08/26/1965
The Board of Directors and employees of Clover Hill Cooperative Cheese Factory, Curtiss (Clark Co.), Wis., plus family and friends, attended a surprise bratwurst cook out in honor of Ed Mildbrand at the Mildbrand Home Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, 1965.
This date marked the completion of forty years of outstanding services as cheesemaker and manager for Mr. Ed Mildbrand. Ed began his cheesemaking career for H.H. Solie at Pine Creek Cheese Factory, seven miles west of Stetsonville on Aug. 12, 1925, and after five years, he operated the Pioneer Cheese Factory at Medford. Two years after that he moved to the Silver Leaf Cheese Factory, near Athens, and operated this factory until May 16, 1934, at which time he became manager and cheesemaker for the Clover Hill Cooperative Cheese Facotry, four miles north of Curtiss. Ed recalls the past 32 years at the Clover Hill Co-op as a growing success from its eleven milk patrons in 1934 to the present one hundred eighty milk patrons.
Those in attendance at the Mildbrand home for this occasion included their six children, Mr. and Mrs. Julius (Marjorie) Witt, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Grace) Pribbenow and family, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Andy (Arlene) Smith and family, Owen; twin sons, Jack and Jim, and Judy, at home. Others included Mr. and Mrs. Donald Koerner, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nixdorf, Mr. and Mrs. Clemence Heindl, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stoiber, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nicks, Mrs. Esther Gipp, Clifton Gipp, Harlyn Larson and David Heindl of Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Haskins and family of Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Augustine, Don Haskins and Darwin Nelson of Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blume, Owen; Mrs. Nora Witt, Abbotsford; and Mr. and Mrs. Carol Tohm, Gordena, N.D.
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