Warner Township

Clark County, Wisconsin

Warner Township Pioneers

By Sharon Short & the Clark Co., WI History Buffs

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SANFORD families

SANFORD, JOHN family, Warner township

1885 Special Vet's census: Sanford, John, Private, Co I, 76 Reg't, Penn.

1895 census, Sanford, Jno 1 male

1893 sec 8 no residence J. Sanford; 1906 sec 8 residence John Sanford (1915 C. Reber, P. Korbach)

July 7, 1882 ...From some of the older residents it is learned that old Michael (Haley) was a bachelor, who lived very much alone, on what is now known as the John Sanford farm, west of Greenwood...."

March 21, 1889: Letters remaining uncalled for: Albertine Bredlaw; Bernard Cassidy; Wm. Chirls; G.T. Durham; Ole C. Erickson; Ed Halverson; R. Hoobler; H.A. Haskell; J.R. Hand; Henry Leonard; August Lantz; Miss Anna Larson; Mathew Meddaugh; Max Gpelt; Hugh Redmond; Ed Raphi; Miss Lina Rappicht; Henry C. Rand; John Sanford; Miss Anna Slayton; Edmund Siminson; H. Wainly; Geo Williams. Republican and Press Post Office Notice

June 8, 1895: John Sanford I 76 Pa Inf. Greenwood list of veterans in attendance at the reunion held in Thorp, Wisconsin

February 1, 1906: The new officers of John A. Eaton Post No. 213 G. A. R., were installed at Post hall, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 27th, as follows: ...John Sanford, O. G..... Greenwood Gleaner

February 15, 1906: Jos. Palmer, the Hemlock miller, and John Sanford returned Thursday morning from Augusta where they had been before the pension examining board relative to obtaining an increase in pension. Greenwood Gleaner  

May 22, 1906: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Daugherty visited her parents, who are living on the John Sanford place Sunday. Greenwood Gleaner-Hemlock

August 27, 1914: Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen and two children moved here from Iowa in July, and settled on the John Sanford farm, which they purchased. They were becoming comfortably situated when the above accident occurred. GREENWOOD GLEANER

John Sanford probably went, some time between mid-February and May of 1906, to live the remainder of his life in the "Minnesota Soldiers Home" located in Minneapolis near the airport.

SANFORD, Ephraim family, Warner township

1875 census: Sanford, Ephraim; 4 male, 2 female

1895 census, head of family: E. Danford 5 male, 1 female

1880-1893 sec 29 residence E. Sanford (1915 F.W. Vollrath)

"...First I cross Black River on the new Forty Seven Thousand Dollar Bridge. Its at the southeast corner of the the old Moses Babb place. Thn I go N. & E. pass the Charley Carpenter place and where Jerome Ostrom lived to the Fred Decker corner where Herman Schwarze had his Blacksmith Shop, two miles S. to our old place. On west pass the Eph. Sanford and Neiman places to John Schwarze corner...." Old Timer's Warner-Longwood Townships Mail Route Letter Published in the Greenwood Gleaner, Nov. 24, 1938

SANFORD, Ephriam (10 April 1839 - 10 May 1897)

Greenwood cemetery: Married to "Fanny" (no info on Fanny), son Ira Sanford (1864-1896, single) The census record of 1875, birth dates and names suggest that Ephriam Sanford was also the father of Adelbert (1862-1907), Zepheniah (1866-1907), Matti (1876-1950) and Abe (c1883-1913).

December 1, 1898: PROBATE COURT: The following calendar will be disposed of at the December term of county court, held at the county judge's office, on the 6th day of December: ...In the matter of the estate of Ephriam Sanford; hearing petition of administration. The Clark Republican and Press

August 24, 1900: Joseph Silvers whose home was five miles west of here, while sawing logs in Z. Sanford's camp, was struck on the head by a falling limb and instantly killed. Four men saw the manner of his death, but he was brought to this city where an inquest was held over his body. His funeral occurred from the Presbyterian church. Interment took place in the Greenwood cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife and two young children. Gleaner

March 8 1906: George Alton returned last week from Spirit Falls where he has been working for Zeph Sanford. Greenwood Gleaner

SANFORD, Zepheniah (30 July 1866 - 15 April 1907)

Died April 15, 1907 in the Wisconsin Central depot at Owen, Clark Co, Wis., Zeph Sanford of this city, aged 39 years. For the past year Mr. Sanford had been an invalid from consumption, and had gone to Eau Claire last week for Christian Science treatment. Mrs. Sanford had been hastily called there to accompany him home, and it was shortly after their arrival at Owen, while waiting for the Greenwood train, that without any apparent indication of immediate death he quietly passed away. The funeral was held at at the M.E. Church. The deceased, who was a native of Greenwood, was married to Miss Alice Langley of this city in (July 3) 1895, and to them four children were born, three (Mrs. Oro Hulet and Mrs. Mabel Farley per Dean Wallis 1947 obit) of who survive (dau. Hazel M. b. Mar 3 1892, d. 20 Nov 1898 per cemetery records). Two brothers, Dell (Adelbert) of Stevens Point and Abraham of Spirit Falls, and two sisters, Mrs. L. Dimler of Greenwood and Mrs. John Young of Great Falls, Mont., are living. While making his home here Mr. Sanford, who was a lumberman, was away much of the time. He was a member of the Maccabee and E.F.U. lodges.

"...William Andrew Langley (1854 - 1901) was born in Ohio nearly 47 years ago. He was married to Harriet Adelia Markham, daughter of Curtis Markham, Sr., by his first wife and came to Greenwood twenty-one years ago, settling on the farm now owned by Herman Schwarze, on the West Side. About nine years ago the family moved into town. After leaving the farm, Mr. Langley has been a common laborer, though for a number of years was in the employ of the Hutchinson Cooperage Co. here. He was the father of seven children, who with the mother, survive him. The eldest, Alice, is the wife of Z. E. Sanford and lives west of town. Georgia Chapman, the second daughter, lives in Minnesota, and was the only one of the children not present at the funeral. The other married daughter, Elnora Garvin, is living near West Superior, and is remaining at home with her mother for a few days. Harry B. is the only son and on him now falls the burden of the support of the family, as unfortunately deceased carried no insurance. Mattie, Hazel and Velma are the younger children, who with Harry, live at home...."

SANFORD, Alice nee Langley (14 Oct 1877 - 11 Nov 1961)

Alice Langley first married, on 3 July 1895, to Zepheniah E. Sanford who died on 15 April 1907. Alice Langley Sanford next married, on 18 Sept 1907, to Dean Wallis as his second wife. (Wallis also spelled Walhs and Wallace in records)

December 18, 1913: Abe Sanford, (brother of Adelbert and Zepheniah Sanford) who made his home with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. (Mattie nee Sanford) Louis Dimler, who reside on a farm west of Greenwood, died at St. Joseph's hospital in Marshfield Sunday as a result of injuries he received in a runaway while driving to the home of his brother-in-law a week ago Thursday. Mr. Sanford had been employed at Ladysmith and was on his way home. Arriving at Greenwood he secured a ride with a neighbor of his brother-in-law.

When out in the country about four miles, Mr. Sanford, who was driving, accidentally dropped the lines. In trying to recover them, he fell over the dashboard, landing between the horses, and was seriously injured about his head, which later resulted in death. He was unmarried and thirty years (b. c1883) of age. GREENWOOD GLEANER

Robinson, Mattie nee SANFORD (22 June 1876 - 17 April 1950)

Mrs. Mattie Robinson, 73, Mondovi, a former resident of Greenwood, Clark Co, died April 17, 1950. Funeral services were held at the Grace Methodist Church, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Robinson, the former Mattie Sandford, was born June 22, 1876 in the Town of Warner. She was married to Louis Dimler Oct. 21, 1899, in Greenwood. He died in Jan. 1939, and her second marriage took place Sept. 2, 1941, to Kelly Robinson in Mondovi. Since her second marriage she had been a resident of Mondovi. She is survived by a son, Orville Dimler, Marshfield. She was also preceded in death by a daughter and a brother.

SANFORD, Adelebert (13 Sep 1862 - 22 Nov 1945)

Funeral services for Adelbert M. Sanford, 81, who died Nov. 22, 1945, at Mondovi Clinic Hospital, were held at the Schiller Funeral Home, Greenwood. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.  Mr. Sanford was born in Pennsylvania Sept. 13, 1862, and was married (1902) to Miss Ella J. Tenney of Westboro. She preceded him in death several years ago. For the past four years Mr. Sanford made his home with his sister (Matti nee Sanford Dimler Robinson), Mrs. S.K. Robinson, at Mondovi. Surviving are his sister and several nieces and nephews.

February 13, 1906: Delbert (Adelbert) Sanford of Stevens Point was guest at Otto Gruwell's Friday. Hemlock news


1880-1893 sec 13 no residence Sawyer & Austin (1906 H. F. Stabnow)

"...In Jackson county among those logging in Clark county were H. A. Bright, Jacob Spaulding, E. L. Brockway, William T. Price, L. G. Merrill, D. J. Spaulding, Sawyer and Austin, W. H. Polleys, and several others were engaged to a more or less extent..."


SCHEID family, Warner township

1880-1893 sec 28 no residence Jacob Scheid (1906 Ferdinand Ernest Kuehn, son-in-law of Jacob Scheid)

See Kuehn family, Warner township

SCHERMERHORN family, Warner township

1895 census, head of family: A. J. Schermerhorn 3 male, 3 female

1893 sec 26 residence A. J. Schermerhorn

SCHERMERHORN, Bessie Elizabeth marriage 7 April 1909

Mr. William Wiegert and Miss Bessie Elizabeth Schermerhorn, both of the town of Cleveland, were united in marriage by Justice Reichenbach, at his residence in the village of Merrillan, on April 7, 1909. The bride was accompanied by Miss Kate Wilson of Stevens Point and the groom by Mr. William Billerbeck of Northfield. After the Squire had pronounced the words that made these young people husband and wife the bridal party drove to the home of the bride's mother where a fine wedding dinner was served to about fifteen of the relatives of the contracting parties. In the evening, Kretschmer's hall in this village was the scene of festivities and a large number of the friends of the bride and groom took part in the wedding dance. Mr. Wiegert, the groom, is a newcomer in this vicinity, having recently purchased the Peter Repplinger farm. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Oril Terrell. Those from away who were present at the wedding were Miss Kate, Wilson, of Stevens Point, and Mrs. Kouf and two sons, of Blair. Source: The Humbird Enterprise Date: 4-10-1909 [Note: nothing further found on Schermerhorn family in Clark Co. Apparently Alinon J. Schermerhorn died prior to 1909 and his widow then married Oril Terrell. The Oril Terrell family lived in Alma Center as late as 1935.]

SCHILLING family, Warner township

1906 sec 13 no residence W. R. Schilling (1915 Albert Schwarz)

WILLIAM SCHILLING, proprietor of Little Meadow Lark Farm, in section 12, Loyal Township, was born on a farm in Waukesha Co, Wis., June 22, 1856. His parents were Albert and Augusta (Greitentraugh) Schilling, both natives of Berlin, Germany... in 1883, he came to Loyal, Clark Co. Here he bought a tract of forty acres in section 2... He and his wife have had three children: Hattie, wife of Max Faus, and the mother of one child, Norma: Frankie, who is depot agent at Connerce, Mont., and Albert, a farmer of Beaver Township, Clark County. 1918 History of Clark Co., WI,

There were many Schilling families living in Clark Co, but none apparently resided in Warner township.

SCHMALZ family, Warner township

1895 census, head of family: Jno Schmalz 2 male, 3 female

1905 #118 Schmaltz, John Head W M 43 M Germany Germany Preacher 12  Caroline Wife W F 43 M Germany Germany House Keeper Martha Daughter W F 10 S Wisconsin Germany  Oswald Son W M 7 S Wisconsin Germany  Emma Daughter W F 5 S Wisconsin Germany

1905 #107 Buedecker, Simon Head W M 48 M Wisconsin Germany Farmer 10 O F F 552 Meta Wife W F 33 M Wisconsin Germany House Keeper 553 Orlando Son W M 2 S Wisconsin Germany 554 Schmaltz, John Hired Man W M 15 S Wisconsin Germany Farm Laborer 9

Clark Co. marriages: 23 Aug 1888 John Schmalz to Cordina Hoehle

UCC baptisms, children of Johannes and Karoline Schmalz: Martha Maria 10 Mar 1895; Oswald Heinrich 25 Nov 1897 (b. 24 Sept 1897); Emma Louise 25 Mar 1900 (b. 6 Feb 1900)

March 16, 1900: We just learned this week that Rev. J. Schmalz has an assistant in the person of a girl (Emma Louise) born to them Feb. 6. The young lady has not been around much yet, so did not make her acquaintance till now. Gleaner

"...The Reformed Church had its beginning with the first service conducted by Rev. J. Schmalz of the Town of Warner, pastor of Immanuel Reformed Church on January 5, 1902. By January 29, 1905, the congregation was organized with ten men as signers of the Constitution. Services were held in various halls and for a time in the Presbyterian church, which the congregation bought on April 11, 1915. Rev. E. G. Pfeiffer of Oshkosh, the present pastor, began his work on March 15, 1926; the parsonage was completed by February, 1927...." The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)

HISTORY OF ST. JOHN'S REFORMED CHURCH: This congregation, now the largest of the three in Humbird, had its beginning in 1899, when Rev. Dalmus, of Stratford, Wis., came here to perform pastoral duties. In the spring of 1900, Rev. Schmalz, then of Greenwood, Wis., now gone to his eternal reward, performed pastoral duties here and saw to it that the Sheboygan Classis made definite arrangement to serve Humbird regularly from the Stratford parish. Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/23/1929

Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church: Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin: Much can be said about the beginning of churches, but few perhaps have had a more meager beginning than the Zion Church... With the church completed, a call went out for a minister to preach in the German language. Mission House College and Seminary located near Sheboygan, Wisconsin, answered the call and sent alternately the minister from the Stratford church, the Rev. J. Schmalz and Rev. F. Dallmus. Following them came Rev. H. W. Schroer also from Stratford who supplied every eighth Sunday - the Prince of Peace Church being only one of many churches he served. It was at this time, on September 6, 1903, that the congregation was actually organized, drawing up a constitution and deciding to unite with the Reformed Synod.

SCHOENWETTER family, Warner township

1905 #56 Schuenwelter, Frank Head W M 51 M Germany Germany Farmer 11 O M F  Bertha Wife W F 43 M Germany Germany House Keeper Delia Daughter W F 16 S Wisconsin Germany  Eastman Son W M 14 S Wisconsin Germany Farm Laborer 12 Herbert Son W M 12 S Wisconsin Germany Irvine Son W M 10 S Wisconsin Germany  Eda Daughter W F 8 S Wisconsin Germany  Elsie Daughter W F 6 S Wisconsin Germany  Frankie Son W M 2 S Wisconsin Germany

1906 sec 3 residence Frank Schoenwetter (1915 Rurk & Veidmann)

Note: Frank and Bertha nee Salzsieder Schoenwetter (compiler Sharon Short's maternal great-grandparents) purchased, for $5315, 120 acres in sec 3 Warner township, on 14 Nov 1901 via Canfields of Chicago who held the mortgage until fully paid on 21 April 1902. In 1906 the Schoenwetters purchased the adjoining 120 acres of Longwood township sec 34, originally owned by W.H. & Julia Mead, from the Owen Lumber Co. These two parcels, sec 34 in Longwood and sec 3 in Warner, were sold by the Schoenwetters to Elmer Van Bussum for $12,000 on 31 Oct 1910.

SCHOENWETTER, Frank (22 July 1857 - 23 Dec 1913)

Frank Schoenwetter was born (of Christian and Henrietta nee Wendt Schoenwetter) July 22, 1857, near Kuestrin (now Kostrzyn, Poland; east bank of Oder river), Bradenburg, Germany. He came to Dodge Co., Wis., in the year 1870. He was united in marriage on July 9, 1882 (in Lowell, Dodge Co), to his present wife (Bertha nee Salzsieder). This union was blessed with ten children, four of who have preceded the father in death (Arthur Max 5 April 1885-23 June c1887; Leona 18 Oct 1887-27 Jan 1888; Adel 1910, obit; Erdman 1909, obit). The family came to Clark Co, Wis. in 1900 (after the June 8, 1900 Dodge Co. census), where they conducted a farm in the town of Eaton (s/b Warner & Longwood townships, then Eaton sec 7 & 8 1910-1913). Last fall they sold this farm (12 Nov 1913 to Alfred Lenherr) and bought a new home (sec 29 Weston Nov 17, 1913 from Susanna Thoma) near Neillsville. Several months ago Mr. Schoenwetter began to fail and on Dec. 23rd he decided to go to Rochester, Minn., to consult a physician, but he passed away on the same day (Olmsted Co DC and Mackan Funeral Home record death as being on Dec 24 so probably died around midnight, name spelled "Schoemmetts" on MN records.) in the above mentioned city before reaching the hospital, death overtaking him in the ("Rochester") hotel. The remains (minus the $1,000 he was carrying for expenses) were sent to Neillsville and the funeral services held in the Presbyterian Church in Greenwood on Dec. 29. He is survived by his wife, three sons (Herbert, Edwin, Frank) three daughters (Delia, Edith, Elsie), one brother and one sister. He reached the age of 56 years, 5 months and one day.

SCHOENWETTER, Bertha nee Salzsieder (22 Oct 1861 - 24 Nov 1939)

Funeral services were conducted at the Zion Reformed Church at Greenwood, for Mrs. Bertha Schoenwetter, 78, who died Nov. 24, 1939, at her home in San Jose, Cal., after being in poor health since June. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Another service was conducted in San Jose, Ca. Flowers were carried by Alice Wendt, Elaine Jackson, (and granddaughters) Alice Mae Thorson and Thelma Thorson. Mrs. Schoenwetter, the former Betha Salzsieder, was born (of Ferdinand and Albertine nee Wendt Salzsieder) in Pommern (Lubow in the district of Stetten, near the Baltic Sea), Germany (now Poland) Oct. 22, 1861. In June 1882 she came to America, and on July 9, 1882, was married (in Dodge Co. WI) to Frank Schoenwetter, who preceded her in death Dec. 23, 1913.

In 1919 (after 4 April 1920 per Zion Reformed Church of Neillsville communion records) Bertha moved to San Jose, Cal and had since made her home there. Surviving are two sons, Frank and Erwin Schoenwetter, San Jose, Cal., and Mrs. Abe (Delia) Thorson, Owen (also Edith Manthey Schwandt, and Elsie Frank of CA), and one brother, Herman Salzsieder, in Germany. Five children preceded her in death. (She was also preceded in death by her sister Marie Salzieder Damerow in 1921; half-sisters Emila Salzsieder Sennhenn in 1932 and Floretine Salzsieder Sabatke in 1936.) Her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. (Francis & Elsie) Frank accompanied the body to Greenwood. They plan to return home Dec. 6.

Wetzel, Adele Dina nee SCHOENWETTER (26 Oct 1883 - 21 April 1910)

Last Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Adele Wetzel (14 June 1900 Lowell, Dodge Co. WI married to Otto Karl, son of Karl and Bertha nee Firari Wetzel) passed away at her home near Longwood (Warner sec 2) at the age of 26 years. This was a great shock to the nearby neighbors and friends and to the loving parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. (Frank and Bertha nee Salzsieder) Schoenwetter, who live on the farm known as the Harry Mead place (Warner sec 3). It was sad that one so young and surrounded by a loving family should be taken away, and doubly so when it is considered that a little babe of only three weeks (Lester Wetzel born 3 April, 1910, died 2004) is left motherless. Besides her parents and grief stricken husband, she leaves five children (Walter Wallace 1903-1918; Alice Bertha 1904-1984; Esther Olga 1906-1989; Louretta 1908-1992), the oldest seven years old and the youngest only three weeks old. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Presbyterian Church in this city, the remains being laid to rest by the side of a brother (Edmunt), who died early last fall, in the Greenwood Cemetery. (See Wetzel family of Warner township for more info)

Thorson, Delia Elvira nee SCHOENWETTER (4 Nov 1888 - 7 June 1962)

Delia Elvira was born in Lowell, Dodge Co., WI to Frank and Bertha nee Salzsieder Schoenwetter on Nov 4, 1888. In 1905, a former neighbor of the Schoenwetter family, Mr. Krupps, hired 16 year old Delia to work in the household of the large dairy farm he was managing. Menominee River Lumber Co owned the farm located near Vulcan, Michigan. It was here that Delia met Abraham Thorson who had emigrated from Norway arriving on the ship "Norway" at Ellis Island on June 7, 1901. Abe worked briefly at the sawmill in Menekaunee, WI before continuing on to the Vulcan, MI farm in the fall of 1901. In 1905 the farm sold the dairy cows and began fattening slaughter cows for the Chicago meat plants. In 1906 over 200 Vulcan men were without work, the governor sending in troops to quell the riots. Abe by now had become a jack of all trades on the farm and continued to send most of his earnings to his family in Norway, but no longer talked of going back there to farm. Abe Thorson and Delia Schoenwetter were married on June 29, 1907 in Menominee, MI and soon after moved to a cabin near Faithhorn, MI where Abe worked as a lumberjack. Delia did the washing for the lumberjacks, carrying water from a nearby stream. Abe, whose father made skis for a living, had spent his spare time entering ski competitions and won first prize worth about $600 on the day his first child Bertha Gurine was born Feb 22, 1908. Delia and little Bertha returned to Warner township where Bertha was baptized on June 14, 1908 and returned soon after to her little cabin in MI remaining there until July 1909 when they moved to an upper flat in Withee, WI. The second child Alvin Oscar was born there on April 6, 1910. Abe walked to Owen were he was employed, fearful of the wolves still in the area. While a teenager he had been treed by wolves while skiing to school in Norway, not being rescued until late that evening.

Abe was hired to be a "straw boss" on the Bright Farm for the 93 dairy cow operation in September 1910, three years prior to Halburt Bright's death in 1913. The family moved to Green Grove township and lived in one of the Bright Farm employee houses. The third child, Harry Theodore was born there on Nov 9, 1911. Somewhere between Feb and June of 1912 the Abe Thorson family moved to the little farm in Eaton township sec 7 where they remained until August 1924. Abe Thorson called their farm "Oaklane Dairy Farm".

By 1913 Abe and family had collected enough fieldstone to build a round silo that was still standing straight and true when last visited in 1969 although all the other buildings were gone. Five more Thorson children were born at the west Eaton farm, Leona Edith in 1913, Violet Evelyn in 1915, Eleanor Delia in 1917, Norman Herbert in 1919 and Thelma Angeline in 1923. The family made many life-long friends while living there, the Lenherrs and Seliskars in particular. In August 1924 the Thorson family traded their farm for an old house in Chippewa Falls and Abe went to work on a nearby dairy farm. Things didn't work out so they moved back Warner twnpship, to the Otto Wetzel farm in Warner sec 3 while the Wetzel family moved to Greenwood. Here Abe and Delia's ninth child, Alice Mae, was born in May 1925. The old west Eaton farm in Sec 7 became available again when the Chippewa buyers couldn't pay the mortgage so back there again for the winter of 1926-27. Early in 1927 Herman Olson became CC sheriff and needed someone to run his farm in Warner sec 31. Herman Olson and wife were godparents of Abe and Delia's daughter Eleanor, and friends of the family. Abe and Delia's tenth child, Donald Kenneth, was born on the Olson farm in June 1928.

In the late summer of 1929 the Abe Thorson family rented the Sam Smith farm, the house and barn being in Warner sec 11. The depression was in full swing and the family had to move again in 1931, this time to Longwood sec 27 bordering the Longwood School, to a small house owned then by the Adams family. Another move in the summer of 1934 took the Thorson family to a small rental cabin in Taylor Co, on the north shore of Richter's Lake. Abe had to walk more than 5 miles to hwy 64, and hope for a ride, as the family had no vehicle. If no ride he had to walk an additional 6-10 miles to a carpenter job, lugging his heavy carpenter tools with him. In early 1936 the family moved back to Longwood township, sec 27 again, but this time to the little house owned by the Carl Benson-Flatten family. Here Abe and Delia's eleventh and last child, Carl Ronald was born in June 1936.

About August of 1937 the Abe Thorson family moved to Longwood township sec 35, on to property previously owned by Wlm Mead and later owned, until the late 1930's by Ed Culp. This was on the eastside of hwy 73, about half-mile north of the Warner township line. The two-story house was "L" shaped with a porch spanning the long arm of the "L". The upstairs was split into two separate bedroom areas with separate entrances, one for the owners and one for the hired help.  The house was haunted, footsteps on the stairways being heard by the Thorsons, something cold grabbing a hand while the person was sleeping. Old man Culp disappeared while he and his family was living there. The story being that Mr. Culp was killed during a family fight and his body put in the well that sits in front of the short side of the "L" shaped house.

By March 1943 the Abe Thorson family had saved enough to purchase a home in the little village of Withee, just across the road from the back of the Withee school building.

Delia continued to do laundry for others, pumping the water from the porch pump, heating it in the copper boiler and carting it to the wash machine on the porch. She ironed everything with flat irons heated on the wood cook stove in the kitchen. Abe still had a few cows and made hay for them, being limited by the size of the little barn. A pig or two and chickens were also housed there. Abe worked out as a stone mason and as a carpenter, now having an old Ford coupe car for transportation. He raised green beans and pickles for the Owen cannery.

As soon as school was out for the summer of 1944, Abe, Delia and young Carl went by bus to Hat Creek, CA to build a fieldstone house for Delia's sister Elsie Schoenwetter Frank. Abe was already well known in WI for his ability to split fieldstone by tapping it once like a diamond, and had built many beautiful fireplaces as well as homes. Art Young, who at that time owned the nearby "Old Station Resort" in Hat Creek was so impressed by the Frank family home that he hired Abe to come back in 1945 and build a stone fronted motel. (Located on Sierra Hwy #89, 14 miles from the Hat Creek entrance to Lassen Volcanic Nation Park.)

Abe and Delia Thorson sold the Withee house in July 1949 and purchased 40 acres in Grover township, Taylor Co, on Pirus Rd, at the edge of the Chequamegon National Forest. Daughter Thelma and family lived across the road and daughter Leona lived 2 miles further up the road at that time. There was an old shack built by the prior owner Chris Winkel, in about 1933, after he bought the land from the WC Railroad but it was no longer livable. Abe built a 12' x 20' cement block building, intended for a chicken coup, that the family moved into in August. This was meant to be a temporary abode, but due to Abe's many outside jobs and the building of a barn and pump house, it became their last home after adding additions to both ends of the building. (A tornado on 2 Sept 2002 destroyed the out buildings, tore off the house roof, blew out the windows and made toothpicks of the 4,000 red pine and white spruce trees granddaughter Sharon had planted in 1973.)

Abe and Delia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 1957. Delia was diagnosed with colon cancer in March 1962 and died at age 73 on June 7, 1962, 61 years to the day after Abe landed at Ellis Island. Abe, age 78, continued to live alone in the little house, gradually selling his milk cows as arthritis crippled his hands. Delia's flowerbeds and houseplants became his hobby and he went fishing more often. His nearby children and grandchildren looked in on him often and included him in on all family activities and trips.  Daughter Eleanor insisted on putting a phone and electric heat in the house and covered all the cost of utilities and taxes, Abe's monthly social security check of less than $50 going for his other needs.

Abe expressed a desire to visit Norway as he hadn't been back since he left in 1901, never to see his parents Thore Abrahamsen Stole ("Stole" being the historical name of Thore's first farm, "Birkeland Farm" and "Hageland Farm" being where Abe's parents were born.) of Birkeland (1858-1934) and Anne Gurine Andersdatter of Hageland (1857-1933) or his siblings Johanne (1886-prior 1960), Olene (1888-1952), Rasmine (1891-prior 1935) again. (Abe, being the oldest son had inherited the farm name "Stole" as his third or surname but dropped it after coming to America.) Brother Anders (1894-1957) had also come to America and lived with Abe in 1917 and later lived in NY where Abe visited him in 1954.

Daughter Eleanor and her daughter Sharon Short bought Abe's property on April 17, 1967 so that Abe would have travel funds, giving Abe lifetime tenant rights. Eleanor's son Barry Short was killed in Viet Nam on April 30 and Abe debated leaving her at that time, but arrangements had already been made.

Abe, age 83, left for Norway on May 11, 1967 and returned on September 2. He stayed with his sister Thora (1897-1984) and husband Theodore Farestad in their new home that had been built in front of his childhood farm home at Mygland (name of the Stole farm after the larger Mygland farm was annexed) near Mandel in Sor-Audnedal township, Vest Agder county, Norway. His youngest brother Hans (1901-c1970) and family lived nearby and saw to his travels. Abe's photo and life story appeared in the Kristiansand paper shortly after his arrival, Han's son-in-law being a "typograph" there.  In the spring of 1968 Abe went to Dr. Johnson in Withee to have a large black mole by his belt line looked at. The doctor sliced it off and sent it to Madison, the test result being cancer that then spread throughout his body. Abe died on February 20, 1970 in Medford hospital at age 86. Abe and Delia Thorson are buried in the Greenwood, Eaton township cemetery. Children of Abe and Delia nee Schoenwetter Thorson:

Bertha Gurine Thorson 22 Feb 1908 - 16 Nov 1998

Bertha Gurine Thorson 22 Feb 1908 - 16 Nov 1998 died age 90 of old age. Married Frank Beohm (son of George and Kathern nee Wentz Beohm of Iowa) on 31 Mar 1927 in Greenwood, CC. Children: June Ilene b. 1928, d. 4 Dec 1936 pneumonia, Dolores Gene b. 1931, John Frank, b. d. 5 Sept 1936, Sherry Ann b. 1937. Bertha taught at Braun Settlement school 1926-1927. Bertha and Frank Beohm farmed in Willard, CC until a storm and lightening fire took their buildings in the fall of 1928. They then moved to Iowa, were they farmed until retirement. Bertha and Frank Beohm are buried in the Grant View Cemetery in Greeley, IA

Alvin Oscar Thorson 6 April 1910 - 27 June 1994 .

Alvin Oscar Thorson 6 April 1910 - 27 June 1994 died at age 84 of Parkinson's disease. Married Marie Gonscharek (daughter of Henry and "Hattie" Annie Clara nee Goephfarth Gonscharek of Washington Co and later Clark Co, WI. "Hatti" Gonscharok 1882-1935 buried Greenwood cemetery) 17 Nov 1935 in Greenwood, CC, divorced in 1950; children: Betty Jean b. 1937, David Alvin b. 1939. Alvin next married Nadine Osborn 1952 divorced 1966; married Ollie Winter 1969, divorced 1971; remarried Nadine Osborn 1973. Alvin lived Puyallup-Tacoma, WA area from about 1936, and briefly 1966-1970 in Portland, OR. Alvin was an equipment salesman and also had his own machine shop in Tacoma. Alvin was issued a pilot license in 1943 and sold his last small plane in 1967. Alvin was also a photographer, many of his wildlife photos lining the walls at Northwest Trek outside of Tacoma, WA. Alvin and Nadine Thorson are buried in Mountain View cemetery, Tacoma, WA.

Harry Theodor Thorson 9 Nov 1912 - 5 Oct 1958

Harry Theodor Thorson 9 Nov 1912 - 5 Oct 1958 died at age 46 of lung cancer from shipyard asbestos. Married Alice Hampel (daughter of Charles and Bertha nee Simon Hampel of MI) 14 Feb 1936 in Marquette, MI, divorced 1954. Children: Harry Allen Dale b. 1936, Alice Dawn b. 1937. Harry married Eloise, maiden name unknown, in the spring of 1958, no children from this union. In 1928 Harry worked for the Barr family (Fred and Mary nee Boehm Barr, Sr. Mary nee Boehm was the sister of Frank Boehm who married Bertha nee Thorson) at their ranch in Ryegate, MT. In the winter of 1932-33 Harry traveled east by rail and hitchhiking as far as Delaware looking for work along with many of the depression era men. Harry was a lumberjack in MI 1936-1937.

Harry Thorson lived in the Puyallup-Tacoma area of WA where he was a welder from about 1938 until his death. He worked on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge that replaced "Galloping Gerty" and in the shipyards. Harry Thorson is buried in the Woodbine cemetery, Puyallup, WA.

Leona Edith Thorson 26 July 1913 - 26 Aug 1983

Leona Edith Thorson 26 July 1913 - 26 Aug 1983 died at age 70 of ovarian cancer. Married Adolph L. Matthias (son of Adolph B. and Ernestina nee Stange Matthias of Clark Co., WI) on 21 Dec 1932 in CC, WI. Children: Louis Thorson Matthias b. 1936, d. 2001, had been invalid for about 15 years due to a lung condition. Dennis Thorson Matthias b. 1947, d. 1972, motorcycle accident. (Thorson used as middle name for Matthias children) Leona and Adolph built and ran Richter's Lake Resort in Taylor Co 1937-1945, less short period during 1943 when they lived in Puyallup, WA and Adolph worked in the shipyards. In 1945 they purchased a 160-acre farm in Grover township, Taylor Co, WI that they sold to their sons in about 1963. Leona and Adolph lived periodically in Medford and also on the farm after retirement. Adolph played violin and Leona piano, both "by ear". Leona was a poet writing about her family. Leona and Adolph Matthias and two sons are buried in Medford Evergreen cemetery.

Violet Evelyn 8 Aug 1915 - 20 Sept 2004

Violet Evelyn 8 Aug 1915 - 20 Sept 2004 died age 89 of old age. Married Herbert Taylor 10 June 1934 in Carson City, NV. Children: Diane Gail b. 1937, Dennis William b. 1939. Violet, from about age 5, was raised by Delia's sister Edith and first husband Emil Manthey, in San Jose, CA, the surname of Manthey was used on legal records.  Violet and Herb Taylor and family lived in Albany, OR. Violet had polio when about age 6 that resulted in one leg being about 2 inches shorter than the other, and later in life a very quivery voice and shaking similar to Parkinson's disease. Violet had her quiet garden spot designed to please the birds, she liked to read poetry, paint scenery on walls and play the piano. Violet and Herb are buried in the Waverly Memorial cemetery, Albany, OR.

Eleanor Delia Thorson 19 Sept 1917 - 18 Aug 1995

Eleanor Delia Thorson 19 Sept 1917 - 18 Aug 1995 died age 78 of Alzheimer's disease. Married 17 Sept 1934 in Neillsville to Ben Short (son of J. W. and Fannie nee Fessenden Short of Levis township), divorced 1948. Children Sharon Shirley b. 1935, Sandra Shiela b. 1937, Larry Bernard b. 1939, Garry James b. 1940, Barry Jan b.1941, d. 1967 Viet Nam, Tarry Ian b. 1944, Galen Garth b. 1949 (adopted at birth by David and Frieda nee Stoller Ahlers, Frieda being a lifelong friend of Eleanor). Ben and Eleanor farmed in Levis township, Ben also driving a gravel truck for CC. Eleanor next married 17 Jan 1952 Frank Wiernasz (of Thorp), no children from this union. Eleanor worked in Milwaukee breweries and defense plants during WW2, and after the boys came home back to their jobs she worked as a waitress, holding down two jobs to support her children. She collapsed in the street from exhaustion on her way home from work in 1948. This led to a welfare investigation and ADC aid that led to a move to her parent's home in Withee and to her sister's home in Thorp in 1949. In 1952, shortly after marrying Frank Wiernasz the family moved to back to Milwaukee. Eleanor started working at the Wisconsin Bell Telephone company in 1952 from which she retired in 1973, having risen to the position of supervisor, and after some health problems lost that title and became a CWA union steward, rising to the Chief Steward position. Eleanor, although leaving Greenwood high school in her sophomore year, took many college level classes over the years. She enjoyed opera, attending nearly every local event and reading the bios of most operas, as well as many other books.

Eleanor was on a company bowling team and played bridge with her many friends. During the winter she and husband Frank would cross country ski in the local forest preserves. Both loved to travel and took many trips throughout WI and many other states. Frank and Eleanor sold their Hales Corners, WI home in 1983 and moved to Seattle, WA where most of Eleanor's children then lived. Frank and Eleanor nee Thorson Wiernasz died there, having been in the care of daughters Sharon and Sandra for a number of years. They were cremated and the remains interred in the Coupeville's Sunnyside cemetery on Whidbey Island.

Norman Herbert Thorson (birth certificate name is Abraham) 13 Sept 1919 - 6 Oct 1984

Norman Herbert Thorson (birth certificate name is Abraham) 13 Sept 1919 - 6 Oct 1984 died age 65 of heart attack. Married Frieda Hemersbach (daughter of Frank and Catherine nee Herick Hemersbach of Clark Co., WI) 15 Nov 1941 in Milwaukee, WI. Children: Karen Ann b. 1942, Kenneth Norman b. 1943, Konrad John b. 1950, Kathleen Marie b. 1953, Kevin Michael b. 1957, Karol Sue b 1961. Norman and Frieda separated c1969 but didn't divorce. Norman Thorson and Beverly nee Ampe Stabnow (daughter of Arthur and Gretchen nee Kurth Ampe of Clark Co., WI) had: Galen Norman b. 1966, Valarie June b. 1967, Mark (nmn) 1970. Norman and Frieda purchased the old McCutcheon place in Longwood township sec 11 that they farmed 1944 - 1964. The Thorson family then moved to Owen where Frieda worked in the IGA bakery and Norman was employed by Mashuda construction, traveling to various sites. Norman lived in Greenlake Co where his last three children were born and later in Fairchild, Eau Claire Co. Norman Thorson is buried in the Fairchild cemetery.

Thelma Angeline Thorson 11 Feb 1923

Thelma Angeline Thorson 11 Feb 1923, still living Dec 2007. Married Joe Ropel (son of Joseph and Cecilia nee Socik Ropel of Milwaukee, WI) 1 Nov 1941 in Milwaukee, WI divorced 1952, children Ronald Joseph b. 1942, Allan Lee b. 1946, d. 2001 lung cancer, Dale Richard b. 1948. Thelma next married Don Euclide (son of Joseph and Lena Euclide of Door Co., WI) in 1953 who legally adopted Thelma's three Ropel boys. Euclide children: Joanne Gail b. 1953, Diane Marie b. 1956, Sandra Ann b. 1963. Thelma and Don liked to travel, go dancing and enjoyed playing cards with friends. Thelma's hair, like her sister Alice Mae, turned from blond-white to red after puberty, inherited from her Norwegian ancestors. Thelma, unlike her siblings, was very small, barely 5' tall and small boned. Thelma and Don Euclide and family lived in Medford, WI most of their married life.

Alice Mae Thorson 13 May 1925 - 11 July 2007

Alice Mae Thorson 13 May 1925 - 11 July 2007 died age 82 of heart attack. Married Raymond Raether (son of Arthur and Laura nee Beckman Raether of Thorp) 15 Aug 1942 in Thorp, WI. Children Marlene Hope b. 1943, Robert Allan b. 1944, James Arthur b. 1946, Ramona June b. 1948, Bruce Raymond b. 1960, Tammy Greta b. 1963. Alice and Ray Raether farmed his deceased father's 80 acre farm 1 ½ miles SE of Thorp until 1962 when a tornado destroyed their barn and killed some of their cattle. They then purchased a 20 acre farm ¾ mile south of Stanley that Alice made into a garden spot that travelers on Co. Hwy H often stoped to take photos of. In addtion to farming, Ray started working in the early 1950's at Stanley Corp, from which he retired some 20 years later. Alice also worked out as a nurse's aide in Gilman in the early 1950's, later as a cook at various restaurants, some as far from home as Eau Claire. Alice, like all of her siblings liked to read, the differance being that Alice read every subject from graphology to nuclear waste and accumulated a large library of her own. Alice was also a self-taught artist painting scenes on stairwell walls, bedroom and basement walls, furniture and plates, etc.

Unlike her sisters, Alice liked to watch football games, in particular the Green Bay Packers, and while doing so would often be working on a quilt.  Alice and Ray Raether were everyone's favorite aunt and uncle. They are buried in the Riverside cemetery, Withee, WI.

Donald Kenneth Thorson 10 June 1928

Donald Kenneth Thorson 10 June 1928, still living Nov 2007. Married Berdene Bierce (daughter of Rueben and Agnes nee Cox Bierce of Taylor Co., WI) on 29 Sep 1947 in Grover township, Taylor Co, WI. Divorced in 1983. Children: Roxanne Berdene b. 1948, Jacqueline Constance b. 1949, Paulette Ann b. 1950, Linda Marie b. 1951, Bryan Donald b. 1952, Mark Abraham b. 1955, Rhonda Rae b. 1956, Brenda Lee b. 1958, Wayne Clark b. 1961, Merry Beth b. 1963, William Harry b. 1965, Susan Kaye b. 1969. Donald next married the widow Vera nee Jensen Younker in 1983, no children from this union. Donald drove a gravel truck for Howard Rabska, worked on road construction in MN, drove a semi for Bill Weinberger, Mertens Transit, Nussberges and others, traveling nearly 3 million miles with no accidents and only a few tickets. He had his own logging equipment and spent most winters in the WI woods until 1997 when he finally realized, after a 6 by-pass operation, that he was no longer young enough for such work. In the early 50's he ran a gas station in Withee, roller skating rinks at dance halls in Unity, Greenwood, Atwood and Black River Falls. For fun Donald and Berdine entered local stockcar races, winning a few prizes. In the late 1960's and early 1970's Donald had his own construction business doing masonry work on basements and fireplaces. Donald and Vera Thorson are semi-retired in Dorchester, WI.

Carl Ronald Thorson (Ronald Abraham on his birth certificate) 23 June 1936 - 24 Sept 1999

Carl Ronald Thorson (Ronald Abraham on his birth certificate) 23 June 1936 - 24 Sept 1999 died of heart attack at age 63. Married Marianne Kopitzke (daughter of Walter and Laura nee Bieldfield Kopitzke of Milwaukee, WI) on 17 Sept 1955 in Taylor Co., WI. They divorced in 1968. Children: Laurie Jean b. 1956, Joseph John b. 1957, Corrine Ann b. 1960, Jeffrey Carl b. 1961. Carl Thorson made his in home in the Medford area, worked at "Weathershield" 1964-1982; "The Farmacy" (John Deere Implements) until his death. Carl Thorson and his partner Gen Thomas also owned and operated "T & T Antiques" in Abbotsford 1989-1998. Carl Thorson is buried in the Medford Evergreen cemetery.

SCHOENWETTER, Ferdinand R. (24 Feb 1891 - 27 Oct 1909)

"Erdman" ("Edmunt" on tombstone) Schoenwetter, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Bertha nee Salzsieder) Schoenwetter of Longwood, Clark Co, Wis., died Oct. 27, 1909. The young man's death was caused by typhoid fever and pneumonia, the latter disease having set in recently after he had had typhoid for three weeks. Deceased was born in the former Schoenwetter home in Dodge Co., Feb. 24, 1891, lacking a few months of being nineteen years old at the time of his death. He came to Clark Co with his parents seven years ago, where the family has since lived on the old Harry Mead place near Longwood. He is survived by his parents, three brothers and four sisters. The funeral was held at the home. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

SCHOENWETTER, Herbert marriage - 13 April 1915

There was a very pretty wedding at the Reformed Church Parsonage last Tuesday forenoon (April 13, 1915). The contracting parties of the happy event were Herbert Schoenwetter and Miss Jennie Spranger, both of the town of Weston, Clark Co. CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS

SCHOENWETTER, Herbert (9 May 1893 - 18 July 1935)

Herbert Schoenwetter, whose death occurred July 18, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, following a fall in the barn while haying, was born at Lowell, (Dodge Co.) Wis., May 9, 1893. At the age of 12 he came to Clark Co with his parents and settled on a farm near Longwood, remaining to help them until 1915. In that year he was married to Miss Jennie Spranger (daughter of Rudolf and Mary nee Kronz Spranger). They took up their residence at Janesville, but came back to Clark Co after two years and moved on a farm (adjoined Jennie's parent's farm) in the Town of Weston (sec 19), which he bought (22 Sept 1920) and where he lived until his death. He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Bertha (nee Salzsieder) Schoenwetter, and three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Edith) Swanty (Schwandt), Mrs. Abe (Delia) Thorson, Longwood; Mrs. Edith (Francis) Frank, and two brothers, Erwin and Frank of California. The funeral was held (at the Zion Reformed Church of Neillsville, buried Neillsville cemetery). Those from away who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Abe Thorsen and children and Otto Wetzel and children.

January 28, 1914: Jeannie Spranger returned from Janesville last week...Herbert Schoenwetter returned from Janesville the forepart of the week. West Weston news

April 20, 1933: Mrs. Herbert Schoenwetter readmitted April 15 for further medical treatment. Neillsville Press Hospital News

September 14, 1933: Herb. Schoenwetter discharged on Sept. 12. Neillsville Press Hospital News

November 11, 1938: Opal Harris and Jennie Schoenwetter called on Alice Ritter last Thursday. North Pine Valley  

June 8, 1939: Mr. and Mrs. Orville Dimler and children, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dillenbeck and son and Miss Margaret Einfeldt spent Sunday at the Charles White home in Neillsville. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Spranger and daughter and Mrs. Jennie Schoenwetter of Globe were also there. Clark County Press

October 17, 1940: Sunday callers at the Orville Dimler home were Mrs. Jennie Schoenwetter, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Christie and daughter, Bethel, Mrs. Atkin, Emil Pagelsdorf and children and Pete Cammat. West Eaton - Locals  

May 15, 1942: Jennie nee Spranger Schoenwetter, born 1897, died. Buried Neillsville cemetery next to husband Herbert.

SCHOENWETTER, Ervin Herbert (7 May 1895 -31 Oct 1946)

Irtivien Oscar, who started calling himself Ervin Herbert at a young age, was born to Frank and Bertha nee Salzsieder Schoenwetter on May 7, 1895 in Lowell, Dodge Co. WI. Ervin Herbert Schoenwetter married Alma Dudei, born Nov 21, 1896 (died Feb 11, 1937, nine days after birthing Melvin) daughter of John and Caroline nee White Dudei, on April 19, 1917 at the Neillsville Lutheran Church. Ervin and Alma nee Dudei's children: Alvin John (1918-1991); Dolores (b 1921); Harold L. (b 1922); Ruth Mae (b 1922); Betty Jane (b 1927-); Ervin Robert (1930-1996); Melvin Roy (a.k.a. Donald Feb 2, 1937- Nov 11, 1987). Ervin Herbert Schoenwetter died Oct 31, 1946 in San Jose, CA of cancer of the pancreas. He had been a truck driver. He is buried in the Santa Clara City, CA cemetery.

January 21, 1914: Monday morning Mr. Schoenwetter (Ervin) was badly hurt while going down May's hill with a load of bolts. He intended to step on the roller but slipped and the sleigh ran over him, cutting his head quite badly. He was later to a doctor where his wounds were dressed. West Weston and East Seif news

March 25, 1914: Erv Schoenwetter has gone to Ft. Atkinson to work. West Weston and East Seif news

September 19, 1918: Erwin Schoenwetter filled silo for Will Beyer in Pine Valley the first of the week. West Weston and East Seif news

October 10, 1918: Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Schoenwetter and little son have moved into the H. H. Eberhardt farm near Lynn which they have rented. West Weston and East Sief news

January 8, 1920: US Census for City of Neillsville; sheet 313, line 94-96 (Grand Avenue); Schoenwetter, Irving, hd age 23 farm labor; Alma, wf age 23; Alvin, son age 1 3/12.

January 4, 1982: John (born Aug 13, 1949 son of Dolores nee Schoenwetter and John McCluskey, grandson of Erwin Schoenwetter) McCluskey, wife Lynda (nee Olson, born Sept 10, 1949) and their children Trevor (born July 10, 1964) and Kelly (born Aug 16, 1976) McCluskey were among the 22 fatalities that occurred when their occupied homes were crushed beneath tons of debris from mudslides. Their bodies were never recovered. Santa Cruz, CA news

SCHOENWETTER, Edith wedding 6 July 1916

On Thursday afternoon Miss Edith Schoenwetter and Emil Manthey were united in marriage. The wedding occurred at the Schoenwetter farm in the in the Town of Weston (sec 29), Clark Co. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Elsie Schoenwetter and (cousin) Miss Meta Senhenn and the groom by Frances Frank and George Manthey. The bride wore a very becoming gown of white crepe de chein and carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. Miss Elsie Schoenwetter wore light blue figured satin and Miss Senhenn wore pink silk taffeta and both carried pink carnations. The ceremony took place beneath an arch and the wedding march was played by Miss Mayme Hemp. The Schoenwetter home was beautifully decorated with white and pink roses. At 5:30 a bounteous wedding dinner was served and in the evening the guests spent several pleasant hours dancing to the music of Keller Bros. Orchestra. There were about 300 guests present. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Bertha Schoenwetter. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert (Alvina nee Zastrow) Manthey of the Town of Seif and is a carpenter and painter by trade. The young couple will reside at the Schoenwetter home until fall, when they will take up housekeeping. On Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Manthey entertained about 20 of their neighbors at dinner and later about 100 of their friends gathered at their home and again celebrated the wedding with another dance. (Neillsville Times) GREENWOOD GLEANER 07/20/1916

Schwandt, Edith Herta nee SCHOENWETTER (19 April 1897 - 7 Jan 1978)

Edith Schoenwetter, daughter of Frank and Bertha nee Salzsieder Schoenwetter, was born in Lowell, Dodge Co., Wi on April 19, 1897. Edith married Emil Wilhelm Richard Manthey on 6 July 1916. (Emil Manthey, born July 7, 1892, died in April 1973 in San Jose, CA) They had no children and later divorced. Edith Schoenwetter Manthey next married c1930 in CA, Carl H. Schwandt. Carl H. Schwandt was born in Iowa on Feb 1, 1903 to Frederick and Augusta nee Schieder Schwandt. Edith Schoenwetter Schwandt died on Jan 7, 1978 in Phoenix, AZ. Carl H. Schwandt died Dec 25, 1983 in Phoenix, AZ. Both are buried at Greenwood Memorial Park in Phoenix, AZ. Edith and Carl Schwandt had two children; Barbara Edith Mae Schwandt, born Feb 10, 1933 and Harvey Carl Schwandt born Dec 12, 1937, both in San Jose, CA. Barbara Schwandt married John H. Veneklasen. Barbara nee Schwandt Veneklasen died April 25, 2001 at Apache Junction, Pinal Co., AZ.

Frank, Elsie Clara nee SCHOENWETTER (25 Jan 1899 - 13 Oct 1985)

Elsie Cara was born to Frank and Bertha nee Salzsieder Schoenwetter on Jan 25, 1899 in Lowell, Dodge Co, WI. Elsie married Francis Leonard Frank (born c1895 to Leonard and Alice nee Bowers Frank) on April 19, 1917 at the Zion Reformed Church of Neillsville. Elsie nee Schoenwetter Frank died at age 86 on 13 Oct 1985 at her home in Redding, Shasta Co., CA. Francis Frank died at age 93 on July 11, 1988 at the home of his grandson Greg Frank in Chico, Butte co, CA. Both are buried at the Redding Cemetery in Redding, CA. Elsie and Francis Frank had one child: Kenneth Leonard Frank, born Dec 26, 1918 at Weston township, Clark Co., WI. Kenneth Frank, a Captain in the USAF, was killed on March 20, 1961 at the Radar Base near Red Bluff, Tehama Co, CA while piloting a test plane. Kenneth Frank left a widow, Florice and four children, Gregory, Marilyn, Bill and Kenneth.

January 3, 1917: Francis Frank came home from Minneapolis Saturday...Elsie Schoenwetter and Rachel Clintsman came Saturday from Janesville to spend Xmas at home. Republican & Press, West Weston & East Seif news

January 9, 1919: Mrs. (Edith) Manthei visited her sister Mrs. (Elsie) Frank north of Neillsville last Sunday. Republican & Press, West Weston & East Seif news

SCHOENWETTER, Frank F. (25 June 1903 - 14 June 1959)

Frank F. Schoenwetter was born to Frank and Bertha nee Salzsieder Schoenwetter on June 25, 1903 in Warner township, Clark Co, WI. Frank was married to Myrtle (maiden name unknown) and had at least two children and four grandchildren at the time of his death from cancer of the right lung on June 14, 1959. Frank and family lived in San Francisco, CA for about 20 years, living previously in Santa Clara Co, CA since about mid-1921. Frank was a mechanic at Standard Machine at the time of his death at age 55. He is buried at Olivet Memorial Park in San Francisco, CA. The widow Myrtle next married Dwyte Whitenar.

SCHOEPFLE family, Warner township

1880 sec 29 & 30 no residence C. H. Schoepfle; 1893 sec 29 no residence C. Schoepfle (1906 A. Stieger)

In the year 1873 Rev. C. H. Schoepfle came from La Crosse and held services in a public schoolhouse, known now as the Decker school. About a year later, in January 1874, the Immanuel Reformed Church was organized with the following seventeen charter members: John and Philip Vollrath, August and Adolph Noah, Henry Humke, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Schwarze, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Buker, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Decker and Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Noah...

In April 1875, forty acres (sec 30) of land were purchased from Russel H. Penfield for $160... A two-storied log-house was then erected, the upper story serving as the church auditorium and the lower as the parsonage. This log church was later torn down, sawed into lumber, and made into a house which still stands three miles west of Greenwood, just south and across from the Herman J. Olson farm. In 1890 a new church building was erected and in 1910 the present brick church was built. The following ministers have served this congregation: C. H. Schoepfle, (1874-1878)...." The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)

SCHWARZ family, Warner township

1905 #4 Schwarze, Joseph Head W M 38 M Bohemia Bohemia Farmer 12 O M F Johanna Wife W F 34 M Wisconsin Germany House Keeper Anna Daughter W F 16 S Wisconsin Wis/Bohemia Domestic

1906 sec 11 two residence Jos Schwartz 180 acres (1915 Jos Schwartz 80 acres, Aug Konsora 80 acres)

SCHWARZ, Joseph (2 Sep 1866 - 13 Mar 1940)

Funeral services for Joseph Schwarz, 73, who died March 13, 1940, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rossman, were conducted at the Rossman home and at the United Lutheran Church. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. (listed on master cemetery list but not on Greenwood cemetery index) Mr. Schwarz, son of Joseph and Mary Anna Schwarze, was born in Bohemia, in Austria, the section that is known as the Sudentenand, Sept 2, 1866, had come to America with an older brother and several friends when he was 11 years old, settling in Manitowoc Co. In 1883 he visited his parents in Germany, and two years later began work on the railroad in Washburn Co. He was married in 1887 to Johanna Diercks, and in 1905 they moved to a farm in the Town of Warner, 5 1/2 miles northeast of Greenwood. Mrs. Schwarz died Nov. 11, 1935, and since that time he made his home with his daughter. Surviving relatives are an only daughter, Mrs. Roy (Anna) Rossman, Greenwood; a brother, John Schwarz, Manitowoc; and a sister, Mrs. Ernestine Scholze, Germany. A son and daughter died in infancy.

SCHWARZ, W. H. family

1893 sec 31 no residence W. H. Schwarz

1906 sec 31 residence W. H. Schwarz (1915 Herman Olson)

Marriages page 317, V2: Wm. Heinrich Schwarz married Bertha Marro Andre

Greenwood Gleaner 25 Jan 1906: "Wm. Schwarze didn't mind the cold weather and storm at all this week. He went around town with a large size smile. The cause is a big nine pound boy who arrived last Thursday at his home. Mrs. Schwarze and the boy are getting along in fine shape." - Loyal Tribune. Ellis Schwarz ? born Jan 11, 1906 per birth index

Nothing further found on any "W. H." Schwarz or Schwarze or Schwartz

Note that the preceding "Schwarz" families do not spell their name with an "e" at the end, nor do they appear to be related to the following "Schwarze" families of Warner township.





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