Sherwood Township Businesses

Clark County, Wisconsin


Nevins, Wisconsin Saw Mill

Dave Pickering worked in the mill at Nevins.  His Uncle Robert had the lath and sawmill there.  Dave’s father, Byron, had been running the engine and he told Dave he could have that job.  He knew how little the community had to offer an ambitious young man so he turned his job over to his son.  Dave was a good mechanic and he made $1 per day for twelve hours of work.  Besides doing the work at the mill, Dave hauled his own bolts to the mill.  After they were made into lath, he bought the lath from his uncle for f$5 per thousand and hauled them to Granton, where he sold them to a hardware man for ten dollars per thousand.  It took a whole day for the journey.  One day he sold a load of lath, hauled out some bolts and made a total of $3.70.  He felt he was really getting ahead


American Can Company

Dartt Wild Animal Trapping (1893)

Heinz pickling plant (1930)

Illinois industrial university (First Owners Map);

Island mill lumber company (First Owners Map);

LaFlesh Lumber Mill; [1] [2]

Nekoosa Edward Paper Co.

Nevins Saw Mill

Sherwood Cheese Factory

State of Wisconsin (First Owners Map);

Sullivan Hub & Spoke Factory (Biography)



----Source: Neillsville Rep & Press (Neillsville, Wis.); Jan 6,1887


John L Sullivan, a former resident of Jackson County, after whom the town of Sullivan was named, now resides in Clark County. The Journal is pleased to note that continued prosperity of the distinguished recipient of the “Sullivan Letter” owns a hub and spoke factory in the town of Sherwood Forest, Clark County and has the foundation for a little city. He has named it Dewhurst in honor of Judge Richard Dewhurst of Neillsville. A fine vein of iron ore has been found near there and Mr. Sullivan expects to realize a handsome little fortune from it as soon as developed. A representative of the Journal had the pleasure of meeting him in Merrillan the other day and was pleased to learn that he still retained a warm feeling for Black River Falls. As soon as John attains a modest competence he intends to return and live with us again. His breast still swells in remembrance of scenes that surround our little city. Jackson County Journal.



----Source: Pittsville Times--February 25, 1904—“The Pickering saw-mill is doing a good business this winter and having a large run.”  Ward Wilson wrote, “Until my grandparents moved from Wisconsin, I spent my vacations on the farm.  I would work, after the mill shut down for the day, cleaning saw dust from about the saws and, if the shingle mill was still operating, I would pack shingles with my Aunt Jessie.  One week I operated the mill engine.  Thus I would take home some spending money.”



December 1912

A cooperative association in Sherwood has been organized by the farmers of Sherwood to build and operate a cheese factory near the town hall.  It is incorporated under the name of The Sherwood Dairy Company and a lot with building has been contracted for.  The building will be suitably remodeled and the necessary machinery installed.  The previous outlet for cream had been by means of a wagon to the Pittsville creamery.  A home area creamery will be much more convenient.  Clark Co. Press, 1912



Christian Feutz, Cheesemaker

Sherwood Cheese Factory, about 1914

While doing my Dad's story & looking at photos, I found this great photo of grandpa Christian Feutz standing in front of the Cheese Factory in Sherwood, circa 1914.  My father, Lynn Feutz, was born there in July, 1914.  The living quarters were on the 2nd floor & the factory on the ground floor. MariAnne (Feutz) Walker


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