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HISTORY OF GILLETT 1856 - 1976
Written by Marie Darrow
Compositor - Ben Penkivich, for the Gillett Public Library
Scanned and contributed by Jennifer Bumann
Family Site  Researching Oconto County surnames
JOHN, DEADRICH, CAIN and ROSA

PHOTO PAGES
Pictures of Early Gillett

Please click on the thumbnail photos below to go to a larger view.

Page 44

West Main Street

Main Street 
with Oconto Brewery Wagon
Page 45

Garden Avenue
Showing Carlson & Sorenson Homes


George Sexton's Home-Early Days

Page 46

South Garden Street


East First Street

Page 47

Hintz Brickyard
Ed Hintz, Mr & Mrs Gust Hintz, Elmer Hintz, Agnes Hintz


Gillett Building Supply - Wood Tech - 
R. W. Builders

 Page 48

Klaus Hotel - Koeppen's Tavern
The old porch and street light are not there today.


Gillett Opera House
Now the Legion Hall

Page 49

Gillett Band, 1914. Back row, L to R: Ed Foelker, Pat Finnegan, Gerhardt Nygaard, Merle Gillett, Ray Frisbe, Bud Baldwin, Truman John. Middle row: Fred Sohr, Earl Sexton, Ed Finnegan, Swan Stromer. Front row: Elmer Gilson, Oscar Stromer, Jack Stromer.


Band Shell next to City Hall

Page 50

Children at Florence Dillon's Party


Looking Down Main Street

Page 51

Looking West on 1st St. from the corner of Lake Street


Looking South on Birch St. from the corner of Main, Richard Cox (house)
at right.

Page 52

Gillett Baseball Team, 1920's


Businessman's Baseball Team

Page 53

Gillett Baseball Team 1900


Baseball Team, Early 1900's: Cal John, N. Knobs, I. Knobs, D. Drafs, L. Knobs, C. Husman, G. Eklund, M. Simpson,  G. Cook, E. Gilson, J. Kuehl.

Page 54

Gillett High School Basketball Team 1928


Football Team 1906: Top Row - Dr. Ewart - Couch, Joe Finnegan, George  Crawford, Eric John, Art Stuelke. Center - Chester Clarke, G. Phalen, Ed Newald, Chas. Greigmile, Eugene Hackett. Bottom- Eli Stayton, Calvin John, L.B. Sttuelke, Mike Simpson, and Wesley  Ewart, mascot.

Page 55

Gillett's first postmaster, Joe Melchior, and daughter Ceil in Gillett's first post office


Ernest Barkman in his depot at Gillett. He had one crippled arm due to Scarlet Fever.


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