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Flash From The Past - 1915

Oconto County Reporter
January 7, 1915

A surprise party was given in honor of Miss Agnes Johnson by the Misses Dora and Dorothy Peterson at the formers home on Third Street New Years Eve.

A number of young folks of the city drove out to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ziemer at Cream City Sunday where an enjoyable time was had and a bountiful dinner and supper was served.  Mrs. Ziemer entertained in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin of Seattle, Wash., who are visiting at the home of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kurth.

Ed. Rabe, the new sheriff, moved into the jail last Saturday and Albert Rusch and family moved their home which has been much improved.

Lena—A large number of friends gathered at the home of Tony Lindorf about two miles from Lena Tuesday and enjoyed a dance, Mr. Lindorfs son being married that day.

Lena—Henry Netzer now has his store and J.F. Rose’s rooms heated with steam which makes it very comfortable.

Suring—Several of Blanche Stackpole’s friends spent Wednesday evening at her home in honor of her eighteenth birthday anniversary.

Oconto County Reporter 
February 11, 1915 


J. S. Perkins is very low at this writing. 


Mrs. Habeck of Bonduel and another gentleman and lady arrived here last  Friday to visit with the Ed. Seering family.  They returned Monday.  Mrs. Seering is a daughter of Mrs. Habeck. 

Oconto County Reporter
June 3, 1915

Orville, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mlnarik, narrowly escaped drowning Monday.  He was playing on the logs and fell in.  Charles Norton, who happened to be passing, helped him out.

Oconto County Reporter
July 8, 1915

John VanBoven of Mentone, California is visiting his mother, Mrs. Anna VanBoven of this city.  This is his first home visit in eight years.  The first year he spent in Washington and the last seven in California.

Lena—A new concrete platform is now in the course of construction which will run from the main street of the town to the depot.  This will be an additional improvement in the village and convenience of the traveling public.

A logrolling contest was held at DePere Monday between two Oconto boys, Robert Desjarlais and James Kain, and two Menominee Indians, the Oconto boys winning out.

Richard Cullen Left Wednesday for Believille, Ont., to spend a few weeks at his old home with his brother and two sisters.  This is his first visit home in thirteen years.

Oconto County Reporter
July 29, 1915
researched by Richard LaBrosse

Miss Helen Leavitt entertained about forty couples at a lawn fete Monday evening at her home.

Lena—H.J. Wenzel opened a meat market Tuesday, just south of L. Valley’s store.  Mr. Wenzel has installed new fixtures and is in a position to promptly and efficiently serve his customers.

The Royal Neighbor picnic at Oconto Falls last Thursday was a very successful and delightful event.  Mrs. Clara Merrill, the guest of honor, was elected president of the picnic committee and the committee decided to hold the next annual picnic at Oconto.

Oconto County Reporter
August 20, 1914

Mrs. Lilliam Westcott returned to her home after spending two months in Midland, Mich.  She was accompanied by her daughter of Royal Oak, Mich. 

Oconto County Reporter 
September 23, 1915, Pg 1 


Mr. George Watruba and Miss Anna Fait 

Mr. George Watruba and Miss Anna Fait, both of the town of Spruce were  joined in Wedlock Wednesday afternoon by Judge H. F. Jones of this office. The bride was attired in white silk and was attended by Miss Rose  Watruba, who wore grey silk.  Mr. Mat Fait acted as groomsman.  James Kafka of Spruce also witnessed the ceremony.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Fait and is highly respected  young lady.  The groom is a prosperous young farmer.  The young couple will reside in the town of Spruce.