Bio: Kuenzi, Walter (White House Milk Company Manager) 

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Surnames: Kuenzi, Wing, Meyers, Waldhart, Gosse, Bumann, Schommer, Jackson, Jensen, Ehrenreich, Gray, Kadonsky, Dehne 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 07/30/1953 

The History of Abbotsford by F. B. Wing - White House Milk Company 

In 1927, the White House Milk Company, of Manitowoc, made a survey in and around Abbotsford, for the purpose of setting up a milk plant. After surveying locations, both at Abbotsford and Colby, it was decided to locate at Abbotsford. Land was purchased from A. J. Meyers, west of the Soo Line tracks and south of Highway 29. 

The plant was erected in 1928 and opened in the fall of that year. It is used for evaporating milk for canning. 

Since 1930, Walter Kuenzi has been manager. He was with the company at West Bend, Manitowoc and Marinette before coming to Abbotsford and before that time was in the milk business with his father, Emil Kuenzi, who died at Abbotsford in 1937. His mother, Conredina, 85 years of age and in good health, now living at Juneau, is well known here, as she usually spends a few months each year with her son, Walter, and his family. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schultz, both deceased, were the parents of Mrs. Walter Kuenzi. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kuenzi have two daughters, both in high school. Gladys will be a freshman and Ethel a senior. Walter owns his home. His hobbies are coin and stamp collecting, golf and fishing. The family are members of the Christ Lutheran church, of Abbotsford. 

The personnel and length of service with the White House plant here, are: Walter Kuenzi and Walter Waldhart, 25 years; Clarence Gosse and Leo Bumann, 18 years; Wendalin Schommer and Otto Jackson, 12 years; Elmer Jensen and Ignatius Ehrenreich, eight years; Justin Gray, 14 years; Raymond Kadonsky and Gertrude Dehne, seven years. 

A report shows that receipts of milk taken in during the summer months were 40,000 pounds per day in 1929, and 185,000 pounds per day at the present time, a very substantial gain. 

In the 1952 issue of the Wisconsin Dairying, agricultural statisticians report that last year, Clark county ranked first in American cheese output, with a total of 38,822,000 pounds, and Marathon county was second with an output of 36,351,000 pounds. 



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