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Flash From The Past - 1913

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Thursday, July 3, 1913

C. A. Brazeau collection - Oconto Knitting Mills, corner of Superior and Adams Streets, Oconto, Wisconsin, built 1889, razed 1979.

The Turner Opera House has been purchased and will be fitted to bring a new industry to our city, an agreement being reached with the Marinette Knitting Works.

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Thursday, July 24, 1913

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

DOLLAR WON by Mrs. Peter Albert in Missing Word Contest

The dollar in the Reporter’s Missing Word contest was won this week by Mrs. Peter Albert of Oconto, Route 1.

A large number supplied the missing words this week but Mrs. Albert’s was the first correct list drawn from the box.

The words missing were “Reliable” in Frank Fisher’s harness ad and “Have” in the ad of Josephine Schumacher Harris.

Others who supplied the missing words correctly were, Mrs. F. Foster, Mrs. A. Behling and Mrs. Ferdinand Bloom, Abrams; Miss Emma M. Foss and Miss Ida E. Foss, Stiles; William Barrett, Oconto Falls; Mrs. Frank Papenfus, Little Suamico and Arthur Leigh, Miss Mabel Otis, Mrs. Jos. Valitchka, Mrs. G. E. Riley, C. Greetan, Mrs. Frank Lemere and Mrs. Alex Pelkey, Oconto.



Dr. Minnie M. Hopkins returned Sunday morning from Denver, Colo., where she went to attend the American Institute of Homeopathy as a delegate from the State Homeopathic Society, to the National convention held in Denver July 6 to 13.



Marie Dionne of Lena had her tonsils and adenoids removed Tuesday.

Mrs. Wm. Ragen of Cream City was operated upon for appendicitis Monday.

Wm. Burns was operated upon Monday for the removal of his tonsils and adenoids.

Phillip Bovee underwent an operation Tuesday.

Eva Brown of Lena Wednesday, for the same troubles.



Mrs. R.F. Haas left Saturday for a few days visit with her brother and friends in Milwaukee.

Martin Olson of Mountain was in the city on business last Saturday.

Herman Dieck of Suring transacted business in the city last Friday and Saturday.

Otto Hass went to Marinette Friday on business.

Miss Lillian Koeppen returned Tuesday to Milwaukee, after spending several weeks with relatives in the city.

Mr. Mendelson, manager of the Marinette Knitting Mills, was in the city Saturday with the first payroll for the Oconto branch of the company.

H. J. Solway and Art Mehlberg were Marinette visitors Saturday.

Miss Minerva Merline was home from Menominee for an over Sunday visit with her parents.

Miss Pearl Shane of Green Bay spent Sunday with her friend, Miss Libby Bergeron, in the city.

Miss Lulu Livingston is visiting her sister, Mrs. George Cheffings, in Hickory this week.

Miss Gertrude Perdzock resumed her duties at the Goodrich and Martineau Company grocery store Monday, after a three weeks’ vacation which she spent in Chicago, Manitowoc, and Two rivers.

Miss Gladys Classon returned Monday from a three weeks’ visit with relatives and friends in Seymour.

Miss Mae Fortier returned to Green Bay Sunday after spending a week at her home in the city.

Miss Mary DonLevy came Thursday from Milwaukee to spend two weeks with relatives and friends in the city.

L.F. Oehlmann was in Marinette Monday and Powers, Mich., Tuesday, for business.

Mrs. W. H. Dutton and daughter, Miss Genevieve, of Green Bay were guests of friends in the city Friday and Saturday.

Mrs. Leo Pecard and daughter, Rosemary, returned Friday to Menominee, after a three weeks’ visit at the Charles Price and Ed Ebby homes in the city.

Miss Irene DeBeck visited friends in Marinette Monday and Tuesday.

Lawrence Hazelton and Frank Lonsdale of Peshtigo were visitors in the city Sunday.

Byron Holyoke was a Green Bay visitor Sunday evening.

Reuben Mineau of Menominee spent Saturday in the city.

Leonard Mellen and Ernest Archambault of Peshtigo visited friends in the city Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harmon and daughter, Luella, were guests of relatives in Green Bay over Sunday.

Mrs. Peter Rentmeester and two children returned Monday to Green Bay, after a week’s visit here. Mr. Rentmeester spent Sunday in the city and accompanied them home.

F.X. Morrow went to Chicago Saturday to spend a week on business.

Miss Amanda Schneider returned Friday from Marinette, were she spent five weeks at home and is again employed as nurse for Mrs. Wm. Guthrie.

John Perdzock returned Friday to Ft. Scott, Kan., after a week’s visit at his home in the city.

Miss Louise Noffz spent Friday in Green Bay.



Mr. and Mrs. Martin Barrett, Jr., of Green Bay spent Sunday at the home of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Barrett, Sr.

Miss Eva Maloney of Green Bay is visiting relatives here this week.

Miss Luciel Barrett returned to her home in Green Bay Monday, after spending several weeks with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Barrett.

Simon Carroll of Rhinelander is visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll.

Mrs. Mary Riordan made a business trip to Oconto since our last issue.

Mr. and Mrs. James O’Neil of Oconto Falls called on friends here Sunday.

Mrs. B. P. McDougald of Oconto Falls and sister, Miss Etta Skahen, of Chilton called on friends here recently.

Emil Rusch of Oconto Falls spent Sunday with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rusch.

Miss Mayme Muck and Lovel Bunn of Oconto Falls called on friends here Sunday evening.

Wm. Belanger of Lena is visiting relatives here this week.

Wm. Elliott made a business trip to Oconto Thursday.

Wm. Barrett drove to Green Valley Monday.

Ed Wranovsky spent Sunday evening with friends in Sampson.

Perry Mott spent Sunday with friends in Krakow.



Mrs. Briggs and son, Alvin, are visiting at the home of Mrs. Lee Briggs here.

Rob Forest Sundayed with his wife at Padus.

J.S. Sellers made a short but pleasant call here Saturday.

Miss Emily Rogers of Laona spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents here.

H.F. Rymer transacted business at Laona Saturday.

Mrs. Walker of Green Bay is visiting at the Masel residence.

Norman Pitzlen makes frequent trips to Laona of late. What’s the attraction, Norman?

Mrs. Shellhammer and son, John, moved here Friday night for a vacation.

Mrs. Ted Pitzlen visited with her daughter at Laona Saturday.

Joe Chekoda of Laona was seen in town Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Rymer and children, Ivy and Clifford, Sundayed with friends at Wabeno and took in the ball game played by the Green Valley and Wabeno teams.

Rob Forest transacted business in Wabeno, Monday.

Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Masel enjoyed themselves at a christening party Sunday.

Mrs. Neuman and daughter, Miss Evelyn, left Sunday for Green Bay to consult a doctor.

Miss Helen Walker of Laona spent Sunday here with friends.



Dr. R. H. Eiche, Dentist, will be at Abrams every Saturday. Office over Baudhuin’s store.  Examination free. Work guaranteed.

Miss Lillian Miller of Marinette is visiting Mrs. Christian.

Mrs. Campbell and daughters of Green Bay were visitors at M.F. Whitney’s over Sunday.

Mrs. Mary Whitney has gone to Janesville for a few weeks.

Mrs. Grenfell and daughter, Melba, of Byron, Ill., are visiting Mrs. J. Peters.

The Winans family made an auto trip to Oconto Falls Sunday.

Raymond Wilson and George Kanine played with the Green Valley boys in a ball game at Wabeno Sunday.

Howard Touchette and Sanford Wilson drove to Oconto Falls Sunday.

Mrs. John Liegeois has as guests her brother and his family.

Mrs. Webb Leonard’s sister and family came down from Coleman Sunday in their auto, bringing Miss Agatha Leonard with them.

The Grunwaldt family made an auto trip to Appleton Saturday.

Fred Liegeois spent Sunday in Abrams.

Sanford Wilson and Rev. G.C. Kunde were Oconto visitors Monday afternoon.

George Sargent made a business trip to Minneapolis last week.

Chas. Michol has an auto.

Wm. Hollnagle and wife have returned from Germany, this being their second trip across the water. He wants to buy a farm in this vicinity. This country suits him better than the old country.

R. J. Koepsell of Coleman was here last week.

Miss Esther Peters visited Mrs. Theodore Koepsell last week.

Mrs. Brooks of Gladstone visited relatives here last week.



Mrs. Rose LaCourt and Mrs. A. Young of Little River were the guests of Mrs. Ed Rabe, Wednesday.

Mssrs. Walter Marek and Harvey Tiege drove to Lena on business one day last week.

Miss Theresia Loberger, who has been visiting friends and relatives in Luxemburg, returned home Tuesday.

Misses Lizzie Gauthier and Julia Dennis of Oconto visited their aunt, Mrs. P. Mornard, Sunday.

Thos. Bumske drove to Oconto Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LeBreck drove to Cream City Monday evening.

Mabel Belongia of Oconto, who has been visiting relatives here, returned home Sunday.



John Baumgart of Green Bay was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Guerin Routheau Sunday.

The Misses Carmen and Clarice Seipold of Oconto spent a few days with relatives here recently.

Edwin Petri of Green Bay was the guest of Mrs. G.E. Borchert and family Sunday.



Mrs. Marie Stransky died at the home of her son, Joseph, at Lakewood Sunday, July 20th, at four p.m. at the age of 75 years. Deceased was born in Bohemia and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1883, settling at Antigo, where she remained until 1911 when her husband died. She then came to Lakewood to live with her son. She will be buried at Deerbrook by the side of her husband.

Mr. and Mrs. Flynn returned from Fond du Lac last week, after an extended visit with relatives there.

V.A. Fry went to Waupaca Saturday to see his father, R.J. Fry, at the Veterans Home, who is seriously ill.

Mrs. J.B. Flynn went to see relatives at Breed Saturday.

Mr. Geo. Seymour returned from Stephenson last Monday, where she has been visiting friends.

Allan McDonald and Glen Cole were in Lakewood on business Monday.

A.W. Rugg and Al Cole transacted business at Suring last week.

Stanley Pelant made a trip to Antigo last week.

Mrs. Showers, who has been keeping house for J.W. Stransky, will leave the last of this week.



Wesley Krueger has gone to Wausau on business.

Miss Carolyn Krause returned to Green Bay Sunday evening, after spending Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Fisher spent Sunday evening at William Krueger’s.

Fred Swartz went through our town with his new auto recently.

Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Kerker spent Sunday in Bonduel, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Margell spent Sunday afternoon at Konieczny’s.

Gust Fisher visited with Aug. Dethart and family Sunday.



Mrs. Jos. Heroux and children of Oconto are visiting at Andrew Tucker’s.

Miss Margaret Wedgwood of Little Suamico is spending a month with her aunt, Mrs.  Robert Hall.

Steve Manik, who has been in Pueblo, Colo, for the last two years, has returned home. Wisconsin is good enough for him.

Fernie and Byron Peterson are visiting at Oconto Falls.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smith, Duncan, McDougald and Mrs. Mary Grunert of Oconto visited with relatives here Sunday.



O. Marcouiller and daughter passed through her Sunday.

A. Gauthier passed through her Sunday with his auto.

O. Zeroth and family are entertaining relatives from Peshtigo.

Mrs. E. LaPlant visited her mother and brother here recently.

Jessie Muck of Oconto Falls visited Elsie Imig over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Guelig visited at P. Courtoins’ Sunday.

Miss Mayme Luisier, who has been visiting the Ama girls at Oconto, returned home Monday.

Elmer Couchinett, who has been ill, has recovered.

Verde Halstead is visiting her sister, Mrs. R. Saunders, at Lakewood.



James Sorenson of Gillett passed through here in his auto last Monday.

Hjalmer Peterson and wife and two sons, Frank, and Ed, of Chicago are visiting the former’s mother, Mrs. Mike Peterson.

Mr. and Mrs. Christ Paulson spent Sunday evening at Mike Peterson’s.

Erick Thompson of Suring who has been working for Christ Paulson returned to his home last Sunday.

Roy Paulson spent last Sunday at Suring.

Mrs. J. Peterson and children, who have been visiting at Racine, returned home last Sunday.

Robert Behnke, who has been working in the canning factory at Gillett, returned home Sunday.

Mrs. Grant and children of Oconto came up in their auto looking for berries one day last week.

Mrs. C. Hanson spent Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. C. Paulson.

Grover McMillin and Harold  Reed spent Thursday in Gillett on business.

Harry Hanson went to Iron River last Thursday, where he will be employed for some time.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Hansen spent Sunday at Andrew Paulson’s home.

Miss Margaret Jacobson of Chicago is visiting her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Jacobson.

Mrs. and Mrs. Jorgerson spent Thursday in Gillett on business.

Mrs. J. Nelson and Miss Lena Anderson of Kelley Brook were seen on our streets last Monday.

Wilbur and Howard Paulson spent Sunday with Andrew Paulson’s boys.

Albert Marlett, the Rawleigh man, was seen on our streets one day last week.



Last week Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Fred Luebeck went to Mountain to visit relatives.

Joe Ederer received his new automobile last Thursday.

Mrs. Otto Rosenfeldt of Oconto is visiting with her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Suring. She arrived here last Thursday.

Chas. Thieme is improving his hotel by putting in an outside through the cellar wall as an entrance and cementing the cellar door.

Wm Buhrandt  is building an addition to his frame barn.

Wm Strehlow went out of the saloon business here the first of July.



Arthur Perkins has gone to Appleton and his wife is visiting her parents at Coleman.

Mrs. Will Davis of Breed is visiting Mrs. Mollie Davis.

We had a very enjoyable time at the Ladies’ Aid at Mrs. Hugh Parker’s. The best looking people had their pictures taken.

Mrs. Charles Mead of Appleton is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Trever.

A very enjoyable lawn party was held at the home of George Cheffings in honor of Miss Lulu Livingston.

The Ladies’ Aid of the Methodist church will meet with Mrs. Mollie Davis on Thursday afternoon, July 31st.

Miss Mae Cheffings entertained the Sunday school class of which she is a member on Wednesday afternoon. There are fourteen young ladies in this class.

Guy Mumsted and two sisters of Marinette are visiting at Jimmie Smith’s.

Mrs. Dutcher returned to Hickory Saturday.

Mrs. Tinkham and daughter, Claire, of Colorado, L. Crawford of Milwaukee and Mrs. Geo Russell of Green Bay are visiting the Coy’s.

Dave Carey is having his house remodeled.



Miss Lucy Gerondale visited with her sister, Mrs. Alphonso Herison, Wednesday.

Ben Nelson of Stiles drove through our vicinity Thursday.

Miss Edith Imig called at the home of Edwin Corey Monday.

Hubert Early is employed at the home of A. Herison.

Wm. Racine delivered three head of cattle to Lena Monday.

Miss Phoebe Larmay and her brothers drove to Lena Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Early spent Sunday with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Early.

Edwin Corey transacted business in Stiles Monday.

Henry LaFortune spent Sunday at his farm.

Miss Lizzie Novak spent Thursday at Lena.

Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Larmay drove to the Indian Reservation Sunday.

Arnold Herman, who has been canvassing in our vicinity during the past week, returned to his home in Lena Saturday.

Levi Valley transacted business in our vicinity Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Desjarlais and children spent Sunday at Lena.

Miss Sedo drove to Stiles Junction Monday. She was accompanied home by her sister.

From Another Correspondent:

Mrs. Joe Larmay was in Oconto on a business trip Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Larmay left Sunday for Keshena, Wisc., where they were called by the illness of Mrs. Larmay’s sister, Mrs. Emily Lamotte. She is not expected to live.



Arthur Kluenner of Horicon left for his home Saturday, after having visited the past week at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Young.

Miss Matie Phillips and Jack Yarwood attended church as Hickory Sunday evening.

Alvin Tillman of Claywood spent Thursday at Alex Young’s.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Menkee of Oconto called on friends on the Line Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Young of Gillett, Mrs. James Young of Gladstone and Mrs. Jeff Johnston of Washington called at Graham Young’s Sunday evening.

Miss Matie Phillips visited at Kelley Brook at Kessler’s the latter part of the week.

Mrs. J. Pheiffer and daughter, Miss Emily of Milwaukee are visiting at Julius Pfeiffer’s at present.

Will Lentfoehr of Mayville arrived here Tuesday and will make a short visit at the homes of Alex Young and Robert Tillman.

Mr. Gehling of Oconto Falls is putting up a silo at Anthony Gomber’s this week.

Harold McKee of Hickory spent Sunday at Alex Young’s.

Quite a number from here attended Ladies’  Aid at Dewitt Reed’s last Thursdays.



The Wausaukee post office fight livened up conserably again when A.M. Schleiss started out with his petition last week. Postmaster Bogrand’s  term expired about May 1912, his name was sent to the Senate for re-appointment under President Taft however was not confirmed with a number of others. There are four candidates in the field namely: B.H. Bangert, Merchant Tailor, P.F. Melchior, Shoemaker, and former Town Chairman, J.W. Monroe, Town Clerk, A.M. Schleiss, Assessor. 



Albert Powell of Sampson spent Sunday with friends here.

Wesley Waggoner of Green Bay is visiting his uncle, Geo. DonLevy.

Miss Kathryn Ragen left Sunday for a week’s outing at Rost Lake with Lena friends.

Miss Mildred Dieck spent Saturday and Sunday with Elsie Zeroth.

Elvin DeMaiffe of Little Suamico spent Sunday with friends here.

Robert Brown and Jas. Ragen were Stiles visitors Sunday evening.

Mrs. John Lawler of Couillardville visited friends here this week.



C.M. David made a trip to Ed Raymond’s Thursday.

Mrs. Will Davis is spending some time in Hickory and Maple Valley with relatives.

Fred Kroll was a caller at Chas Firgens in the town of How Saturday.

Adeline Teske of Shawano is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. Fred Kroll.

Mrs. Jane Adlebush made a trip to Suring Monday.

Will and Arno Moede spent Sunday with their mother, Mrs. A. Moede.

The annual meeting of Dist. No. 3 School was held Wednesday evening. Business transacted and new officers elected were, Louis Buckman for clerk, Fred Kroll, treasurer, Mrs. C.M.  David,  director.

Mrs. F. Kroll and Adeline Teske made a trip to Suring Tuesday.

The Misses Jorgensen attended Sunday school on the South Branch Sunday.

From another correspondent:

Mrs. P. Jundquist and Helen, Frieda, and Myrtle spent Sunday with Mrs. L. Buchman.

C.M. David made a trip to Lakewood Saturday.

Mrs. J. Adlebush spent Sunday with South Branch friends.

Mrs. Abe Collins and son, Charles, spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. H. Farrar.

Mrs. Will Davis called at the Buchman home Saturday.

Leslie and Esther Davis returned to their home at Hickory, after spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Will Davis

Mrs. F. Kroll and sister, Ida, attended services at Hayes Sunday.



Miss Jennie Friess of Saukville was the guest of Miss Freda Maloney for a few days recently.

Dr. W.C. Watkins of Oconto was in town on professional business recently.

Mrs. Ole Oleson is sick with an attack of gallstones.

Mrs. James McCurdie and daughters, Vernice and Ida May, were visitors at Green Bay Monday and Tuesday.

Miss Harriet Kiley was at Oconto Falls Tuesday.

Miss Lena Foss, Mrs. Fred Knuth and daughter were Oconto visitors Thursday.

Mrs. Ann LaDuke is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Adam Shedore.

Mrs. Emma Rice of Oconto Falls visited at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Lucas, Sunday.

Walter Lucas was a business visitor at Oconto Thursday.

Miss Mildred Colburn as a Lena visitor Monday.

Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur Meincke and children, Clarence and Violet, spent Sunday with Mrs. Meincke’s sister, Mrs. Martin Vlies, at Cream City.

Miss Ida Foss and Will Lawler drove to Oconto Sunday and visited the latter’s sister, Miss Nora, who is a patient at the Oconto County Hospital.

Miss Mildred Colburn left Thuesday for International Falls for an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. Maurice Shepro.

Mrs. Ole B. Oleson and Miss Ethel St. Louis were Green Bay visitors Friday.

Miss Rathke of Oconto was the guest of Miss Mildred Colburn for a few days recently.

The Misses Mildred and Ila Rosencranz of Oconto Falls called on Miss Harriet Kiley Tuesday.

Mrs. Hugh McAuliff and son, Claude, are visiting relatives at Stockbridge for a few weeks.

Miss Louisa Wolf returned home from Oconto Thursday.

Walter Lucas transacted business at Oconto Falls Saturday.

Martin O’Hearn left Saturday to spend a few weeks at Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Krahn of Oconto Falls was seen on our streets recently.

Wm. Wolf, Frank McAllister, Art Foss, Art Brunk and Bart Murray returned home from Pensaukee Saturday evening, having finished putting up the hay on the Anson Eldred and Co. farm.



Ben McIver is home from Oconto Falls, where he was employed.

Misses Adelle Brouillard and Addie Bougie of West De Pere are visiting at the house of David Duame.

A large number of our young people attended the birthday party given by Thos. Caldie, Jr., recently. Ice cream and cake was served at midnight and all returned home with a light heart.

Misses Mae and Blanche Kenney returned home last Wednesday, from a visit at Elm Grove.

Wm. Duame, Sr. of Iron Mountain, Mich., spent Sunday at his home here.

Robert McIver and son, Leslie, visited Mrs. McIver at the Oconto hospital last Friday.

Edward Grade of Green Bay is visiting his mother, Mrs. William Grade, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jose Feifarek and children returned hom last week from Wilcox after being absent for about a month.

Miss Dimple Gonion is visiting relatives in Green Bay.

Claude Caldie left for South Dakota Monday.

Miss Bernice Kenney transacted business in Stiles Saturday.

Mrs. David Duame, Sr., and daughter, Phoebe, are visiting friends in Menominee, Mich.



Miss Lydia Toupal Sundayed with the Misses Agnes and Marie Teresinski.

John Manik of Kelley Brook passed through here Sunday evening.

The Misses Agnes Neta, Agnes Teresinska and Kathryn Slupinski were callers at Lena Monday evening.



Joe Ederer of Hayes has a new Metz car.

Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Zuehlke spent Thursday at Mountain.

Lorenzo Darling of Manawa arrived in town Tuesday on his way to Hickory.

Harry Bartz and Miss Blanche Stackpole visited friends at Mountain the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmidt and son, Harold, drove to Matoon Wednesday, on business.

Mrs. O.C. Zingler and daughter, Sara, are visiting relatives at Shawano this week.

Misses Ruth Calhoun and Emma Fallen of Shawano are guests at the J.C. Stengel home.

James Gocha of Wausau made a business trip here Thursday.

Mrs. M.M. Robbins of Kelly Lake was seen on our streets Thursday.

Miss Edna Dieck of Hayes is staying at the Peter R. Miller home.

Mr. Lucas of Green Bay was in town Wednesday.

George Rowley and J. Waldron of Oconto Falls made a business call here Friday.

Mrs. Henry Makholm returned home Saturday after spending the past week with relatives in Oconto.

Mrs. James Calhoun of Shawano spent the first of the week with her daughter, Mrs. John Stengel, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lukenstine and daughter, Beatrice, left Friday evening for Chicago, after spending the past month at the H. Heilbronner home.

Albert Sorenson and family and Mrs. F. Sallee spent Friday evening at the Martin Averson home in Claywood.

Miss Clara Simmons left Saturday evening for Green Bay, after spending the past two weeks here with relatives. She was accompanied by her nephew, Russell Erickson.

Clara and Hilda Yakel spent Sunday at Hickory.

Mrs. Gust Erickson returned home Saturday, after a week’s visit with relatives at Bergland, Michigan. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Waite Humerichous, of Duluth, Minn.

John Youngbeck of Mayville, Wis., spent Thursday evening in town.

Mrs. Albert Potrotz of Marion spent the first of the week with Otto Zingler and family.

Miss Margretta Aldrich is assisting at the telephone office during the absence of her sister, Lilly, who is enjoying a vacation.

A number of friends of Joseph Masser gathered at his home in Hayes Wednesday evening, if being the fifty-first birthday anniversary. Mr. Masser was presented with a leather rocking chair. All present spent a most enjoyable evening and departed wishing him many more happy birthdays.

Miss Emma Larson has returned to her home at Claywood, after spending the past month with relatives at Gladstone, Mich.

M.D. Fitch of Peshtigo was a business caller here Friday.

R.M. Barton of Chicago, Ill., arrived in town Saturday on his way to Kelly Lake.

John Schuster received word Saturday morning that his sister Cecelia, of Gillett was accidently shot in the knee Friday Evening.

Edward S. Bell of Green Bay called on his customers here Friday.

Rev. A. Plass and family of Hayes were in town Friday.

Chas. Abrams of Green Bay called here Friday.

A.F. Schuettpelz of Hayes was a business caller here Friday.

E.F. Buss and family left Saturday afternoon for Shawano, where they will visit relatives.

Miss Carrie F. Hall of Oconto called on friends here Saturday.

Mrs. Finkham and daughter, Clara, of Fort Collins, Colorado, arrived in town Saturday. They will visit at the Coy’s in Hickory.

Misses Bennett and Duphrey of Oconto were business callers here Saturday.

Robt. Yakel, Sr., left Wednesday evening for Poplur Grove, Illinois.

Fred Pipgrass of Green Valley made a business trip here Saturday.

Edgar Boortz of Hayes spent Sunday in town.

Robert Darling of Manawa arrived in town Monday.

John Luebeck of Mountain spent Sunday at his home in Hayes.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Miller and son, Marion, spent Sunday at Anderson Lake.

Lloyd Wright visited friends at Oconto Falls Sunday.

John Dieck and family went to Antigo Sunday in their car.

George Gisch left Sunday evening for Manitowoc.

H.P. Sorenson and family were Oconto, Oconto Falls and Gillett callers Sunday.

Misses Ora Bruemmer and Louise Maurud of Gillett and Elnora and Julia Hanson of Claywood spent Sunday afternoon here.

Abe Fredenberg of Neopit called on friends here Friday.

Wm. Wagner and family and Miss Mildred Holler spent Sunday at Kelly Lake.

Mr. Serier and wife and W.J. Thielke and wife spent Friday evening at Levi Scott’s.


KENOSHA: “Forgive me; I can’t help it. May God bless you, Aunt Margaret.” This note, pinned to the corner of a window is the only clew to the disappearance of Laura Voss, aged eighteen, from the home of her uncle, John Swadish.


MANITOWOC: When William Hassemer, eighteen years old, stepped into the stall with a horse, he received a kick in the abdomen which caused his death.


FOND DU LAC: The Rev. Godfrey Wuelffing, who has served St. Mary’s Catholic church for the last twenty years, is preparing to resign and move to California. It is reported that the Rev. Charles Stahling, D.D. Lodi, will succeed the Rev. Mr. Wuelffing.


DARLINGTON: John Macken, John Ruch and George Stuart were arrested, charged with conducting insanitary meat markets and slaughter houses by Deputy Dairy and Food Commissioner J. Willaman and fined $35 and costs.


FLORENCE: Florence has an epidemic of whooping cough. Numerous cases among the old as well as young have been reported. A three-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Price died from the dreaded disease.



Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pavlik spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Trepanier in Oconto.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blahnik of Green Bay spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Schauer in the village.

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Burbey visited relatives in Little River Sunday.

Miss Eva Drolette of Oconto Falls is visiting her sister, Mrs. John Kinziger, this week.

Mrs. L. E. Whiting of Oconto and Mrs. Peter Surprise and Mrs. John Marek of Louisville attended the Royal Neighbor meeting here Thursday.

There were no services at the M.E. church Tuesday evening, Rev. Cawley is enjoying a vacation.

L. E. Whiting of Oconto was in town Monday.

Mrs. Chas. Chesley and Mrs. Kate Hale visited with Grandma Halstead Sunday.

Mr. Laduron of Green Bay is visiting her daughter, Mrs. James Chatell, this week.

The Ladies Aid met yesterday with Mrs. Kate Hale.

Mrs. Ted McCartney and three children came Tuesday to spend a few days with the former’s mother, Mrs. Kate Hale.

The Fancy Work Club met Friday with Mrs. Wm. Zeismer.

Miss Nellie Couillard returned Tuesday to her home in Couillardville after spending a week with the James Chatell family.

Eugene Streeter of Green Bay is in town this week tuning pianos and is stopping at Eli Brien’s.

The Misses Celia and Maggie Boucher of Rudyard, Mich., are guests at the home of A. Wolfert.

The Misses Mae Dionne, Marie Peetz, Sadie Masson and Kit Ragen are camping at Rost Lake this week.

The Misses Marjorie Burbey and Mildred Valley and Manuel Pelkey spent Sunday at Stiles.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mathey spent yesterday at Rost Lake.

Miss Laura Marcouiller returned home Tuesday from a visit in Marinette, Menominee and Oconto.

D. J. F. Rose and O. W. Brazeau and daughter, Olive, were Oconto visitors Monday.

Miss Zella Gray returned Monday to Milwaukee after a month’s visit with relatives and friends in the village.

Miss Rose Wondrash was home from Oconto for an over Sunday visit.

Edward Marcouiller returned Saturday from a visit with relatives and friends in Menominee.

Mr. and Mrs. M. McGuire were at Rost Lake Tuesday.

Edwin Valley spent Sunday in Green Bay.

Mrs. Nellie Grant and family of Oconto were in town Monday in their car.

Mr. and Mrs. Eli Brien’s baby has been on the sick list the past few days.

Mrs. Henry Kinziger returned Tuesday from a visit to Oconto and Stiles Junction.

Thomas Farley visited friends here Tuesday while on his way to Crystal Falls from Green Bay.

Mrs. Art Thibodeau of Coleman is expected this week to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. Marcouiller.

Mrs. Monroe Ruelle left Saturday for a visit at Coleman on her way to her home in Niagara, after a three weeks’ visit with relatives and friends in the village.

Joe Walters of Menominee spent Sunday with Miss Lela Nicholas.

Mrs. Henry Beauchamp of Green Bay is visiting at the home of A. Mathey.

The Jolly Bunch met Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Wm. LeBouef.

Mrs. George Pelkey returned Monday from Coleman, where she spent a few days with her son, Ephie, and family.

Miss Amy Younk and Stella Mathey visited the former’s parents at Marinette over Sunday.

Mrs. Fred Schneider and son, Harold, returned to Iron Mountain Wednesday after a few days’ visit at the home of A. Wolfert.

David Pecard of Menominee is visiting his son, Phil, and family in the village.

Mrs. E. D. Robinson and the Misses Belle and Esther Netzer and Mabel Burbey are camping at Rost Lake this week.

Mrs. J. B. Lupe and daughters, Marie and Josie, and Miss Hazel Drum of Chicago are visiting Mrs. Rericha and family.

Mrs. A. M. Tiegs went to Mountain yesterday to spend a week with her son, Ernest.

E. J. Sullivan of Oshkosh was in town Tuesday on business.

Wm. Harley was in Spruce Tuesday.

Art Hutto of Sturgeon Bay transacted business here Tuesday.

Perley Grubb spent Monday and Tuesday in Oconto.

Mrs. W. H. Babcock, Mrs. J. P. Baldwin, Mrs. O. W. Brazeau and Mrs. Will Mayerl were at Rost Lake Monday.

Miss Blanche Pelkey is home from Green Bay for a visit with her parents.

James Larsen of Stiles Junction was in town Tuesday on business.

The Misses Amelia Falk and Rose Tunningberg of Chicago are guests at the Metzner home.

Leonard Feak returned to Channing Monday after spending a week at home.

Miss Ruth Pelkey of Oconto spent Monday and Tuesday in town.

Dr. and Mrs. Felix Rose of Coleman spent Sunday in the village.

Leona and Ellen Caron of Loud’s Spur, Mich., are guests of A. Mathey and  M.  Mathey.

John Hubbard of Kelley Brook spent Monday in town.

Miss Ida Greenwood and Miss Odile Dionne were visitors in Little River Sunday.

Mrs. Allie of Cooperstown and daughter, Mrs. P. Murphy, are guests of relatives in town.

Otto Klaman visited friends in Little River Sunday.

Raymond Brazeau drove to Oconto Sunday.

Dr. Robinson was in Mountain Sunday.

John A. Chatell of Peshtigo has received the appointment of superintendent at the Marinette county work house to succeed P. J. Christ. Mr. Chatell is a brother of James Chatell of Lena.

W. H. Fox of Manitowoc was in town Monday on business.

Bernard Bassett was in Oconto Saturday on business.

H. O. Grade, J. L. Reeve and Bernard Bassett spent Sunday at Rost Lake.

Earl McAllister of Hickory spent Monday in town.

Mr. and Mrs. John Telford have returned to their home in North, Ill., after a visit with relatives and friend.

Dr. J.F. Rose and Miss Belle Netzer were in Oconto Saturday in the former’s car.

Miss Mae Netzer returned Sunday from a visit in Green Bay.

Eldred Klauser of Stiles spent Monday in town.

Ed Castonia of Oconto Falls was in town Sunday.

Mrs. Dennis Dionne, son, Earl, and daughter, Mae, Miss Zella Gray and Bert Rosera were in Marinette Friday in the Dionne car.

Miss Agnes Wolfert was home from Oconto over Sunday.

Miss Eva Ruelle is employed in Netzer’s store.

Mrs. Roland Gifford and two children and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zeismer and little son visited Mrs. Kate Hale Tuesday.

Sol G. Pelkey of Oconto came Tuesday to spend a few days here.

Mrs. Alvin Tyrrell and three children of Bear Creek, who have been visiting relatives here, went to Oconto Tuesday for a visit with the former’s sister.  Mrs. Sol G. Pelkey, Mrs. A. E. Pelkey accompanied them to Oconto for a visit.

Alex Castonia of Coleman was in town Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Wondrash and Miss Libby Wondrash were guests of relatives in Oconto Saturday in the former’s car.

Mrs. James Housner and daughter, Mrs. John Housner, Mrs. John Peshek and Mrs. Hoffman of Oconto were in town Tuesday on their way to Spruce to pick berries.

Mrs. Alta Gibson and daughter and Mrs. Turner have left for a visit in Milwaukee before returning to their home in Shreveport, La., after a visit with relatives and friends in the village.

Miss Rose Holtz spent the latter part of the week with friends in Oconto.

Sr. M. Josita and Sr. Theadda of Holy Rosary Academy at Corliss visited with the former’s brother, D. J. F. Rose, one day last week.

Marie, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Dionne, was taken to the Oconto County Hospital Tuesday.



Mrs. John DeCloux of Menominee is a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bourassa, in the city.

Antoine Sharrow and Aaron Sharpley were Peshtigo visitors Sunday.

Burrows Caldwell returned Monday from Abrams where he had been employed.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Whitney and little daughter of Chicago are guests at the home of Ray Whitney.

Henry Pettigrew returned home Monday from a week’s  visit in Appleton.

Miss Minnie Hass went to Milwaukee Saturday to visit relatives.

John Sokol of Lena was a business visitor in the city Monday.

Frank Topel was home from Green Bay for an over Sunday visit with his parents in the city.

Carl Sheel of Phillips is visiting friends in the city.

J.H. Carr visited his daughter Mrs. James George, at Shawano last Friday.

Mrs. Frank Hilgenberg and two children returned Monday to their home in Kaukauna, after a visit with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Adams, in the city.

Mr. F.P. Ferguson was a Marinette visitor Tuesday.

Mrs. Chas. Dombitz and two sons returned home Tuesday from a week’s visit with the former’s parents in Coleman.

Miss Anna Dolata returned Tuesday from a several weeks’ visit with her parents in the town of Chase.

Miss Ethel Haines is visiting her brother and family in Laona.

Harry McIver of Antigo spent Tuesday in the city.

M.F. Martin of Green Bay was in town yesterday on business.

Mrs. Roy Keene and son, Noel, went to Green Bay Wednesday to visit relatives.

Mrs. Paul Muehrcke and sister of Marinette visited relatives here Wednesday.

Miss Edith Luckenbach, who has been teaching in California, has returned home.

Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Classon visited in Marinette and Menominee Sunday.

The misses Hattie and Tessie Ellman og Milwaukee are home to spend their vacation.

Harry Whitcomb of Abrams was a business visitor in the city Monday.

Mrs. Fern Schultz and little daughter, Dorothy, returned Saturday to Racine, after spending a week with relatives in the city.

Mrs. Peter Stuart and son, Elmer, of Chicago are guests at the Chas Vogel and G.H. Armstrong homes this week.

The Misses Emma Grunert and Eva Cool are visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Flatley and family at Oconto Falls today.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto A. Geelhart of Cedar Falls, Wash., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. WS. Roy in the city Saturday while on their honeymoon. Mrs. Geelhart was formerly Miss Myrtle Lear, a sister of Mrs. Roy.

Mrs. James Driscoll left today for a month’s visit in Garden Bay and Manistique, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Menkee left yesterday for a twenty days’ trip to New York City, Washington,  D.C. and other points.

Mrs. Dave Williams and son, Royal went to Green Bay Wednesday.

Mrs. Herman Wavrick and daughter of Menominee were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wavrick and family in the city Sunday.

Mrs. Almeda Cook left Wednesday for Long Beach, Cal.

Mrs. Joseph Ullmer of Green Bay is visitng her daughter who is attending summer school here.

Mrs. O.A. Ellis went to Green Bay Tuesday.

Miss Mary Strack of Kaukauna came yesterday for a visit with relatives.

F. Van Harper was a Marinette visitor yesterday.

Niel Kelly spent Sunday at this home in Green Bay.

Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Keith and Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Bellew were in Marinette Sunday in the Bellew car.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Dittmer of Green Bay visited at the John Noffz home last Thursday.

Miss Nawatty of Milwaukee is a guest of Miss Harriett MacAllister this week.

Mrs. George Beyer and daughter, Mrs. Frank Lingelbach, were Green Bay visitors Wednesday.

Miss Eleanor Holt spent yesterday in Marinette.

Mrs. Roy Heath went to Marinette yesterday to visit relatives and friends.

Mrs. Edward Scofield and Grandchildren, Edward and Marion Scofield, and Mr. W.H. Grunert of Green Bay have returned from an extended auto trip to Akron, Ohio and Pittsburg, Pa.

A.B. Burdick left Tuesday for Helena, Mont., called there by the death of a nephew.

W.A. Holt was in Green Bay yesterday on business.

Oconto County Enterprise
December 16, 1913
contributed by Cathe Ziereis



Mrs. E. H. Ellis and son Earl, who left Gwinn, Mich., on Sept. 17 and stopped off here for provisions on their way to New Orleans in a canoe, have arrived at Greenville, Texas. It was the intention of Mrs. Ellis and her son to proceed to New Orleans by an all-water route, but they were compelled to abandon their trip at Rock Island, Ill., because of bad weather.


Morris Courecion and wife returned Friday morning from their bridal trip to Illinois and had a delightful reception tendered them Friday evening at their home.


Wm. Strelow has returned from a business trip to Milwaukee.

John Weber of Marytown is visiting with his sister, Mrs. Joe (Barbara nee Weber) Philippi.

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Schuss of Gillett visited with Mr. and Mrs. Schuss on Sunday.

Mr. Philips of New Holstein is visiting his sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe Philippi.

Mr and Mrs. Gust Suring and family entertained friends fron Morgan Sunday.

Mrs. Carl Forth of Cecil visited her daughter,  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schroeder and family last week.

Mrs. Robert Forth of Cecil visited with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schroeder and family last week.

Charley Radder of Bear Creek visited relatives in town Sunday, returning to his home Monday.

Frank Otrovidtz (Otradovec) and son of Michigan are visiting with Mr. Otrovidtz's (Otradovec) brother, Anton  Otrovidtz (Otradovec, wife was Margaret  nee Miller) and family.

Mrs. John (nee Catherine Holl) A. Philippi  and two daughters (Veronica and Catherine) and son (Matthew) are visiting with Mrs. Philippi's parents, Mr. and Mrs (Veronia nee Kurz) John Holl and family.

Mrs. Christina (nee Brust, widow of Matthias) Philippi, who has been visiting with relatives and friends at New Holstein and other places for a few weeks, returned home Tuesday.

Mrs. and Mrs. William Radder and son, Arthur of Bear Creek returned to their home Tuesday after several days visit with relatives.

Oconto County Reporter
December 18, 1913

Little Ruth Heller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Heller, entertained a few friends at a birthday party last Friday, it being her fifth birthday.

Edna Russell, the seven-year-old daughter of Mrs. Alex Russell, fractured her left arm Tuesday while playing at school.

Mr. and Mrs. John De Taeye celebrated their silver wedding at their home at 316 Cook avenue last Thursday, Dec. 11.  All their children were present and a pleasant day was spent.

Mrs. David Wright and daughter of Bay City, Mich., are guests of their son and brother, Fred Wright, and family.

Mrs. George Modrow and two children of Green Bay were the guests of the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Harmon in the city Sunday.