Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

March 27, 1996, Page 28

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 


Good Old Days    


Clark County News – 1914


By Dee Zimmerman


Peter Paulson plans to build a new garage on the three lots he recently bought on the corner of Grand Ave. and Fifth Street, east of the Crocker barn.  The new building will be of concrete and wood, two stories high, 42 x 84 feet.  There will be sewer connection, heating, etc. to make it a modern and convenient place of business.  In connection will be an up-to-date machine shop, paint shop, etc. equipped to do a great variety of work.


Public Horse Sale of horses at the Merchant’s Hotel Barn in Neillsville on Saturday, March 21.  We have a carload of fine young draft mares and geldings which we are offering at private sale until Saturday when the balance not sold will be offered at public auction. These horses are all in good condition, weight from 1200 to 1500, ages from four to seven years.  Will also offer for sale; the pure bred Morgan Stallion “Chauncey” which is one of the best in the county.  Wm. Bradford, Mead & Svirnoff, Auctioneer, Proprietors


The new $30,000 high school building at Greenwood was dedicated Monday with an appropriate program.  State Supt. Cary, Pres. John F. Sims of Stevens Point Normal and Co. Supt. Elizabeth Kennedy were present.  Greenwood is to be congratulated.  This building has cost a big sum of money; but a good school house is an asset not an expense.


Game Warden H. C. Tiedman got after some game violators in the Town of Hendren last week and caused an arrest.  The convicted was charged with killing a deer.  In default of paying a $100 fine the prisoner was taken to Neillsville by Marshall H. M. Leibole to serve a 90 days’ sentence in county jail.


Weston – Seif – Linster’s mill began sawing this week.  Gustav Kuhl and Miss Una Jacklyn were married at Neillsville Thursday morning.  There was a party at Ed Schwellenbach’s Saturday evening, it being little Bernard’s Birthday.


Columbia – A dance at the hall, Saturday night, for the basketball team: the Reds offer a $5 prize for the first team who can defeat them this season.


Our assemblyman, P. G. McKinney is kept busy filling calls to talk.  He goes to Hewettville Friday, the 20th.  He says he can’t talk as plain as he used to on account of losing some teeth and taxes were so high, he couldn’t afford store teeth.


Hewettville – P. G. McKinney came up Saturday evening to speak to the people politically but as no one opened or lighted the school house, the meeting was not held.  Several forgot about the date while a few others gathered a different places waiting for the lights to light up.


Mr. Hemp is drilling a well at the cheese factory.


Lynn – Ferdinand Gotter is busy building a house on his new farm which he bought from H. Winters a short time ago.


Richard Gotter has bought a cheese factory in Lindsey and intends to move some this week.


On Sunday, Mar. 15, the new German Reformed Church, in Humbird, was dedicated.  Rev. H. G. Schmid is the pastor.  The congregation, pastor and visiting brethren gathered in the old building and marched in solemn procession to the new church.  Guest pastors were Prof. Grether of Mission College; Rev. J. Stucki of Black River Falls; and Rev. O. Saewart of Greenwood.  In the evening Prof. Grether gave another address in English.


Sale at W. J. Marsh Store – Wash dresses at $1.19 each.  Seven different styles made up in checks, stripes and plaids of Amoskeeg gingham, all colors and sizes. 


The Neillsville Canning Co. is making plans for the 1914 bean crop and all farmer and gardeners who expect to plant beans for the factory should see L. Williamson the secretary and sign up a contract and get in line for seed.  The bean business last year showed up to good advantage for both producer and cannery.


Here are some of the checks taken from one quarter of an acre:


L. Cardarelli $56.20, Ernest Grottke $55.44, L. Munson $46.18, E. J. Griffith $48.58, John Hartung $40.28, Jos. Fuchs $45.24, H. E. Bartell had one acre and drew $87.31.


The seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Svgl of Willard, who was lost for three days and nights in the woods two weeks ago, was taken to Marshfield hospital for care and treatment.  He will recover, but had to have five toes amputated.  The good people of Greenwood raised $115 to pay the boy’s care at the hospital.


York Center town caucus held Friday afternoon with following ticket placed in nominations for town board: John P. Kintzele, Oscar Northup and Joseph Rondorf; Clerk, W. E. Benedict; treasurer, Truman Davis; assessor, Wm. Lawrence; Justice of Peace, J. P. Kintzele, constables, Frank Potter and Frank Krejci.


Len Howard of Neillsville drove up to Greenwood with a new 1914 Krit.  The Krit has more power and is a much nicer appearing car than last year.  It has a cowl dash and all latest improvements.  Len enjoys riding a good car and delights taking his friends for a ride which is appreciated by them. 


A new Catholic Church is to be built this summer at Thorp to cost about $25,000.


There is a rumor afloat that the newly organized society of German-Americans was formed for the sole purpose of influencing its members politically.  The society has no string on the vote of anyone, each and everyone being free to vote for the candidate of his choice.  The society was formed for higher purposes than dabbling in politics.  F. J. Eppling, Pas.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Marty, who live on the Youmans farm, along Pleasant Ridge, a son, April 1st


The past Sunday, a number of young and old people spent the afternoon at Town of Grant in Otto Hantke’s woods watching maple sap boil down to syrup over a large fire.  They had a great time.


W. C. Thoma, County Road Commissioner, 1914


1914 Clark County Census Figures


Members of the County Board – Session of 1914

Top row from left to right: Peter Hotchkiss, Fremont; A. A. Gates, Sherwood; C. F. Frantz, Pine Valley; Otis Slocomb, Grant; Florence Brown and Alice Neverman, stenographers; Dr. W. R. McCutcheon, Village of Thorp; Joel Shafer, City of Colby; A. J. Young, Village of  Abbotsford; L. E. Larson, Beaver; J. W. Lynch, Neillsville, 1st Ward.  Second row: Frank Tonn, Hoard; F. Bohn, Reseburg; Jens Stigsen, Hixon; J. Syth, Eaton; T. Winters, Washburn; Ed Wollenberg, City of Greenwood; J. P. Kintzele, York; stranger.  Third row: Dan Cook, Eaton; C. Kessler, Colby; P. Paulson, Withee Village; John Vandosky, Warner; W. G. Royer, Owen Village; H. M. Root, Neillsville, 2nd Ward; J. W. Short, Levis; F. Graikowski, Withee; John Mund, Weston; W. M. Ritchie, Hewett; Frank Pickett, Unity; William Wegner, Lynn; P. Peterson, Dorchester Village.  Fourth row: Louis Hantke, Sheriff; E. McVean, Sherman; Otto Hattlested, Mead; Otto Baehr, Mayville; A. Manthen, Seif; William Neitzel, Loyal; Dr. A. F. Fuchs, Loyal Village; Fred Theiler, Mentor; Ignatz Cesnic, Hendren; Matt Greisch, Thorp; Geo Anderson, Dewhurst.  Lower row: Harry Hewett, Es-Sheriff; John Verkuilen, Chairman, Town of Worden; C. R. Sturdevant, Neillsville, 3rd Ward; William Buss, Green Grove; M. E. Wilding, County Clerk; Ole C. Anderson, County Treasurer; Geo. A. Ure, Clerk of the Court.  (Photo Courtesy of Dick Grassman)



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