Beaver Township Businesses

Clark County, Wisconsin

"Helen's Flower Garden" in Beaver Township, WI

"Helen Vater Blaha of Section 15 in the Town of Beaver  has a licensed nursery and has been selling perennials from her garden at  W3592 Riplinger Road since about 1991."



The following business and institutions have had interests in Beaver Township


Clark Co., WI Cheese & Dairy Businesses (Some Beaver Listings).


Beaver Cheese Factory (owned by Jessie Spieles)

Cornell University (1893 Plat Map)

Citizen's State Bank 1926

Fischer's Cheese Factory--Sec. 36 Beaver Twp. (From Loyal--2 mi. N on K, 2 1/2 miles E on Rock Creek, 1/4 mi. N on Oak Grove).

Foelsh Cheese Factory (Also see the Pine Grove Cheese Factory)

Grass Sawmill--Milt Ystad, a long time square dance caller in Clark County remembers seeing the footings of this industry in Section 19 when he lived nearby. At best guess, he feels the business probably dated back to the turn of the 20th century.  The property is now owned by Jim and Joan Turnquist.

"Helen's Flower Garden" (pictured above)

John Paul Lumber Co. (1893 Plat Map--Sec. 5)--The company which owned this land was located along the Mississippi River near the foot of Cass Street on the north side of La Crosse. It operated from 1860 to 1899. In 1895, John Paul Lumber was La Crosse's largest single employer with about 400 workers. In 1879, John Paul Lumber turned out about 15 million feet of lumber. Assistant Librarian, Murphy Library - Special Collections University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

J. S. Owen Lumber Co. (1906 Plat Map)

Kline, Fred-Pea Sale (1905)

Midland Lumber & Mfg. Co. (1893 Plat Map)

Minneapolis/St. Paul & S. S. M. Railroad, Section 1, NE Corner

Pine Grove Cheese Factory was located in Section 24 on the SW corner of the intersection of what are now Riplinger Road and Oak Grove Avenue.  George Foelsch was the owner and Glen Bloom hauled milk.  It operated until there was a fire in the early 1960's.

Riplinger Stave & Heading Co.(1893 Plat Map)

Woodside Cheese Factory was once owned by August Pieper.  It was located on Rt. 3, Greenwood (bef. 1942) at the corner of present day Robin Ave. & Lover's Road, Sec. 23 in the Town of Beaver Lucille (Fohrman) Miller's dad hauled milk there with a horse and buggy when Alex Witt was the Cheesemaker.

Youngberg, Charley's land (1905)


According to an entry in the abstract for our property:

"Doc. No. 38677
Ruplinger Stave and Heading Co.
Articles of Incorporation
Dated December 5, 1891
Recorded December 28, 1891
Vol. 1 Corp., page 75
Recites in part:   The purpose of said corporation will be the buying and selling wood and its products, of buying and selling real estate and for conducting a general mercantile business. - - -"


Articles of Incorporation. Dated Dec. 5, 1891.Recorded Dec. 28, 1891. Articles recite:--That Michael Ruplinger, Baultus Christman, John Ruplinger and Willaim Uthmeir, have associated themselves together and formed a corporation under the name of the "Ruplinger Stave and Heading Company" for the purpose of carrying on a general manufacturing business of manufacturing wood staves and heading and its biproducts (sic), buying and selling real estate, and for conducting a general mercantile business. Incorporated under the laws of the state of Wisconsin. With its principal office in the Village of Loyal, Wis.  (Contributed by Helen Vater Blaha)

Wisconsin Central Ltd. (1997 Plat Map)

Wisconsin Historical Society 1926

Ystad's Cutting Rail Road Ties (ca. 1917)






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