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Flash From The Past - 1917

The Oconto Lumberman
August 10, 1917   


Exemption Board Held Important Meeting in County Clerk's Office

The Oconto county esemption board net in County Clerk Hunter C. Orr's office yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, and examined thirty-two Oconto county men between the ages of 21 and 31 years, for the draft of sixteen fron the county. The board was  composed of the following named gentlemen:
Chairman - Ira Telford
Secretary - H. C. Orr
Examining Physician - T. C. Clarke MD
Re-examining Physician - C. W. Stoelting MD
E. G. Mullen
W. A. Flatley
J. P. Perry
Joseph Brauzeau

List of persons accepted by local board of Oconto County:
Rudolph Helman, Abrams
Elmer Johnson, Breed
John G. Joeller, Little Suamico
Frank Peshek, Spruce
Gustave Grudda
Steven J. Wnuk, Little Suamico
Lyle Lester Shubert, Oconto R2
Albert Kuehl, Breed
Geo. Wotruba, Lena
Christ Wm Christensen, Gillett R1
Richard Temple, Oconto Falls
Bennie Richard Selan, Lena
Edward Imig, Oconto R1
Alex Felix Surprise, Oconto
Joseph Fred Tyrrell
Everett Harteau, Oconto Falls

List of persons referred for re-examination:
Charles Edgar Fye, Oconto Falls
Karl Robert Last
Willard Rost, Cloeman R2
Chester Fredon, Little Suamico
Myron Edwin Crocker, Suring R1
Edward Patzer
John Herbert Dory, Oconto

Discharged on account of physical disability:
Archibald Fold Schumacher, Mosling

List of persons exempt or discharged:
Rev. Bernard Zuchowski, Pulaski
Eric Elkberg, Oconto
Nelson LaClaire, Coleman R2
George C. Sanderson, Oconto
George Wm Clayton, Oconto
George Joe. Lemirand, Oconto

The Oconto Lumberman
Dec. 29, 1917

Died Monday
Mrs. Herman Wegner Passes Away at her Home on Third Street

Mrs. Herman Wegner, after being a patient sufferer with gangrene for the past two years, died at her home on Third Street at 8:30 on Monday. Deceased was born in Kiempnow, Pommern, Germany, March 21, 1871. She came to the United States in 1891. She is survived by her husband and one son, an aged mother, Mrs. William Roewe, two sisters, Mrs. August
Drafz of Oconto and Mrs. Louis Roseman of Pound, and one brother, Gust Roewe of this city. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon in the Presbyterian Church. Rev. Wright officiating.

Married Christmas

Miss Verna Wright to Henry M. Chase of Wabeno

Miss Verna Wright, daughter of Mrs. Addie Wright, was married Christmas morning at 10:00 to Mr. Henry M. Chase of Wabeno. Rev. E. W. Wright of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. The happy young couple left on the evening train for a wedding trip to Chicago. They will make their home in Oconto.

Adjudged Insane

Louis Barths Reexamined Thursday and Adjudged Insane

Louis Barths of Clintonville, who for the past month has been living in an unheated tent in the woods near Lakewood, was brought before Judge Jones Thursday afternoon for reexamination as to sanity. He was adjudged insane and taken to the Northern hospital at Winnebago.