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Arthur W. Breed of Breed Twp.  He was the son of Dr. John E. Breed and Catherine Morrow of Waupaca Co.

contributed by:
  Cheryl Colletti
Breed
&
Town of Breed

Please click on the photos to see a larger  view.


Breed Main Street with milk oxen team standing in front of Kuehl's Store, built in 1889 

Bruce Paulson Collection
(posted with his permission)
Area Research Center - Cofrin Library 
Special Collections

Emmanuel Lutheran Church - Breed.

contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek

This is a picture of a house my grandparents William and Carolina Fonferek lived in.  It is located on property of what was Geise's Greenhouse. It was built by Dowens and Chas Griebler lived there before my grandparents had it.

contributed by
 Bill Fonferek

 Breed Depot

Bruce Paulson Collection
(posted with his permission)
picture taken by John Seidl
Area Research Center - Cofrin Library 
Special Collections
contributed by
 Bill Fonferek


Breed Town Hall

contributed by:Bill Fonferek


Mary Johnson Hamburg - Breed TWP

Bruce Paulson Collection
(posted with his permission)
Area Research Center - Cofrin Library 
Special Collections
contributed by
 Bill Fonferek


 The Breed Blacksmith Shop.
Pictured are August
Kuehl, Bill Flynn and George Kingston
contributed by:
Bill Fonferek


Kids who went to Breed Central located on Old Highway 32 and Fonferek Road at the corner of what is now Central Road
and North Branch Road.

Pictured : Front Row. ?? Erickson, John Dessart, Charles Duhl, Raymond Kuehl.
2nd Row;  Louis Popelka, ??? Erickson, Pearl Dessart, Irene Popelka, Cecilia Fonferek, Rose Dessart, Edna Kuehl.
Back Row; John Hamburg, ?? Erickson, Anna Popelka, and Teacher Floyd Tate.

contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek

View of Breed Main Street.
The store on the right is a general store.  John Ponsegrau bought it from Art Kuehl in the late 1930's.  It is still owned by the family.  The post office was in the store.  The tavern on the left was Flynn Tavern.  Bill Flynn owned it at the time of the picture and was called the North Star Hotel.  Bill Flynn's brother Jim bought the property after. Before TV movies were shown in the upstairs.  The patrons sat on wooded benches.  Dances were also held there. John Ponsegrau's father-in law took the picture post cards

contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek
 

My father was John Ponsegrau, who 
owned and operated the store in Breed,
Wisconsin,  He bought the store in 1938. Most of these pictures were taken by my mother's father, Joseph Seidl. 

Donald Ponsegrau

 

 Picture of Jonas Hamburg. He is the husband of Mary Johnson.  She was the first child born in the Town of Breed.  He was the owner of a lumber camp that employed residents of the Town of Breed.
His picture and his residence appears in the 1910 Plat Book because he was a patron.
 Bill Fonferek
 

Greetings from Breed postcard showing local points of interest.
contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek


 


 

Breed Tavern and Filling Station &
Business Card.
My Dad owned this gas station and tavern.  It was located at the corner of Highway 32 and the road going to Breed. The site is now occupied by the G&G Cheese House?  It was formerly Corky Flynn's Tavern
contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek

Bill Flynn's Tavern in the early years. 
contributed by:
 Cathe Ziereis

Greetings from Breed postcard showing local points of interest.
contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek


 Breed Teacher's Gift Card - 1914.
 
 

Breed Central School - District 2 Booklet Cover. contributed by: Bill Fonferek

 

Oconto River North Branch near Breed 
This is really Chute pond, below the dam, and there is a foot bridge going across the river now , but the picture was taken before the footbridge was built. 
Donald Ponsegrau

contributed by:
Rita

Sleigh Ride near Breed - 1890s.

contributed by:
Rita


Breed Baseball Team
Abt 1910*

From left to right:  Hank Klawitter, John Jorgenson, Ray Davis, Dewey Cronce, Guy Davis, Bill Kayto, Floyd Tate, Harry Jones, Tom Cheskie, ?? Collins, George Vaughn, Peter Fonferek, Bill Fonferek, Chas Lundquist, Clyde Flynn, Dolph Elke, Art Kuehl, Lawrence Jorgenson, Emil Elfe, Hank Keeble, Chas Griebler and Billy Flynn (child in front row).

* This date is based on the approximate age of my uncles Peter and Bill Fonferek at the time of the picture.
contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek

Breed Baseball Team
Abt 1930*

Back Row: Gus Zimmerman, Ervin Schultz, Carl Erickson, Bill Quandt, Ed Zieries

Front Row: Lawrence Hiese, John Baumgartner, Fred Schultz, Louis Baumgartner, Cass Fonferek, Dave Zimmerman.

*Date of photograph based on approximate age.

contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek
 

Breed Baseball Team
1948

Front Row:  Jim Quandt, John Quandt, Wilmer Smith, Marvin School, Johnny
Errick, Corky Flynn, Mickey Flynn
Back Row: Jim Flynn, Manager, Pat Kernen, Ralph Lundquist, Norman Kufner,
Charley Radjinski, Harvey Smith, 
Billy Wozniak
Special thanks to Donald Ponsegrau for helping with identification!
*Date of photograph based on father's age.
contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek

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