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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
14 December 1937, page 1

Jacob Lieber Dies

Marshfield, Wis. - Jacob Lieber, 77, a resident of Wood county for 55 years, died yesterday at the Wood county hospital. Funeral services will be held at Nasonville Thursday afternoon with burial there. Six children survive.


The Rhineland (Wis.) Daily News
11 November 1938, page 2 column 2

Funeral Held for Gerald Covey of Blue Lake Camp
Former Educational Advisor Died Monday after Transfer to Nelson

MINOCQUA, Nov. 11 (Special to The News) - Funeral services were held in Menominee, Mich., yesterday for the late Gerald L. Covey, 39, former educational advisor at Blue Lake CCC camp, neaer Minocqua. Mr. Covey, who died Monday at Menominee of a heart attack, had been employed at the blue Lake camp for three and one-half years. Last week he was transferred to Camp Nelson at Melson, Wis., near Menominie. He suffered the heart attack the day he arrived at the camp. born Aug. 17, 1899, at Black River Falls, Wis., he leaves his widow; one son, James; his father, one sister and one brother, all of whom live at Black River Falls.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Tuesday, 21 February, 1939, page 7

Mrs. Gerald Heser (picture)

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Sorenson, 1116 E. Gorham st., announce the marriage of their daughter, Beatrice Helen, to Gerald Heser, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Schultz, Beloit, on Feb. 11 at Dubuque, Ia. Mr. and Mrs. Heser will be at home after March 1 at Darien, Wis.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Wednesday, 8 March 1939, page 9

GERALD HESERS HONORED AT RECEPTION

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Sorenson, 1116 E. Gorham st., entertained at a reception Sunday at their home in honor of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Heser, who were married Feb. 11.  The guests were Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Weiss, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sorenson, Mrs. William Solle, Mrs. Katherine Sorenson, Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, Mrs. and Mrs. Alex Johnson and daughter, Florence, Mr. and Mrs. Floyud Kinsman and daughter, Joan, Mrs. C. Clausen and son, Woodrow, Miss Katherine Schumann;  Miss Eulalia Fader, Miss Janet Yunger, Mrs. Pearl Grant, Mrs. Leonard Lease, Mr.and Mrs. C. Nelson and daughter, Betty Lou, Mr. and Mrs. William Van Dewalle, Mrs. Knudt Sherwin, all of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Barber and son, Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Herheid, Mrs. Agnes Nelson, and daughter, Martha, and Mrs. Sena Nelson, all of Stoughton.


La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Wednesday Evening, 3 May 1939, page 4

MARRIED 50 YEARS

(picture of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Bloss)

Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Bloss gathered at their 717 1/2 Rose street, Sunday to celebrate the couple's golden wedding anniversary. Children attending were Glen Bloss, Onalaska; Edward Bloss, Mondove; Myles Bloss, Racine; Theodore and Lenard Bloss, Mmes W. A. Hiser, Thomas Neary and Edward Schmitz, La Crosse; Mrs. Max Revels, Genoa.  (rest of article is names of the many people attending)


THE CAPITAL TIMES, Madison, Wisconsin
Friday Afternoon 5 July 1940, page 4

Commutes 2 Terms

Gov. Heil today commuted the sentences of two persons, revoked the pardon of a third, and pardoned a fourth.
The conditional pardon granted Alvin Schumerth, De Pere, by former Gov. Albert G. Schmedemann was revoked. Schumerth was first sentenced to 15 to 20 years in Brown county for bank robbery Jan. 4, 1929. He received a conditional pardon, but on Mar. 13, 1939, he was sentenced to 1 to 10 years for breaking and entering in the night time. He will now have to serve his original sentence for bank robbery.  Bernard Michalski, Milwaukee, sentenced May 10, 1935, to the Green Bay reformatory for burglary to four concurrent terms of 1 to 3 years and sentenced to 1 to 14 years June 5, 1935 for assault with intent to rob, had his sentence commuted to four concurrent terms of 1 to 3 years and one term of 1 to 11 years. Quentin Streeter, Warrens, sentenced July 19, 1939 in Jackson county to 5 to 5 years and 1 day, 3 to 5 years and 1 day, and 6 to 6 months for breaking and entering, had his term commuted to two terms of 1 to 5 years and 1 day and 5 to 6 months. Edward Alderman, Waupun, sentenced in Dodge county May 18, 1939, to 3 to 5 years for taking and detaining a minor and placed on probation to the board of control, was granted an absolute pardon.


The Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin
Saturday 1940 November 9
Front page column 5

Seven Hurt In Head On Car Crash

Seven persons were injured, when two cars collided head on on Highways 12 and 13 a mile north of Middleton during the rain this morning.
The injured: 
Musa Dickinson, 37, Chicago, lacerated left knee, probably left hip fracture; possible skull fracture; condition "good".
Wilbur Holtz, 34, Prairie du Sac, brain concussion, cuts on hand, leg, and nose.
Mrs. Mamie Larson, 36, Chicago, lacerated nose.
Robert Larson, 10, her son, probable fractured leg.
Marietta Dickinson, 18, of 412 W. Doty st., left leg injury.
Marjorie Franz, 18, Tomah, bruises on knee and hand.
Bernice Schedler, 19, Tr. 4, Tomah, bruises on wrist and knee.
Holtz was taken to Methodist hospital. Miss Franz and Miss Schedler were treated at Wisconsin General hospital, then released. The others were taken to Wisconsin General hospital.
County highway police reported that the cars, drivien by Marietta Dickinson and Holtz, collided on a curve. The wet highway was believed to have been partly responsible for the accident. HOltz said he skidded.
Miss Dickinson was driving north toward Tomah and Holtz was driving toward Madison.


The Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin
Sunday, November 10, 1940
Front page, column 6

Wisconsin General hospital Saturday night reported that Musa Dickinson, 37, Chicago, most seriously injured in an accident near Middleton Saturday morning, did not suffer a skull fracture, as was feared, and suffered a dislocated hip instead of a feared fracture.  The other persons slightly injured in the accident near Middleton were: Wilbur Holtz, 34, Prairie du Sac; Mrs. Mamie Larson, 36, Chicago; Robert Larson, 10; Marietta Dickinson, 18, of 412 W. Doty st.; Marjorie Franz, 18, Tomah; and Bernice Schedler, 19, Rt. 4, Madison.


La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Friday Evening, 11 July, 1941, page 2

Obituary
Mrs. Margaret E. Bloss

Mrs. Margaret Ellen Bloss, 68, passed away Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter Ella, 708 Charles street.
She is survived by her husband Ellsworth Bloss: nine children, Glen, Ella, Myrtle, Theodore and Leonard of La Crosse, Myles and Mable of Racine, Edward of Mondovi and Hazel of Genoa; 36 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Nelson funeral home, the Rev. Frank Hartl officiating. Interment will be in the Tunnel City, Wis., cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening.


The La Crosse Tribune, Thursday Evening, 4 September 1941 
Tunnel City Man Observes Birthday

Laurence Goff of Tunnel City celebrated his 80th birthday by walking from Tunnel City to Tomah and also walking around Tomah for a while. George Hilliker, 72 La Crosse, was Mr. Goff's companion on his morning hike. Mr. Goff has four children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons. All came home except one son and one grandson. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Goff and daughter Bonnie of Ableman, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Ira Goff of La Crosse, Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Kennedy, son Harley and daughter Lola of Tunnel City, Mr. and Mrs. Russel Young and son Alvin of Baraboo, wis., Mr and Mrs. Donald Armstrong and Junior Campbell of Madison, Wis., and Mr. Ed Sell and Vere Goff of Tomah, Mr. and Mrs. George Hilliker and son Bobbie of La Crosse, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Mosley and two sons called in the afternoon.


Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday, 19 March 1944, page 15

12 Monroe Men to Enter Services

Sparta - On Mar. 30, 12 Monroe county men will leave Sparta for induction into the army and navy, according to T. C. Radde, chairman of the Sparta selective service board. Men chosen for army service are Robert Von Haden, Tomah; Edward Zink, Kendall; Donald Sullivan and Charles Eid, Sparta; and La Vern Pirpos, Wilton. They will report at Ft. Sheridan, Ill.  The naval inductees will report at Milwaukee. They are James Chambers, Cleveland Lamb, LeRoy Forst, and La Verne Erdman, Tomah; Floyd Prell, Camp Douglas; Le Roy Garber, Warrens; and Robert Heser, Sparta.


Waukesha Daily Freemen, Friday Evening, 20 July 1945 page 1

Emil 0. Abitz, 70, Dies in Oconomowoc

Emil O. Abitz, 70, died Thursday at his home on East Wisconsin ave. Mr. Abitz was born in Oconomowoc on December 1, 1874. He was a gardener and caretaker of summer homes and had lived in Oconomowoc all his life. Survivors are two brothers, Leonard and Albert, two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Morris and Mrs. Minnie Vrooman all of Oconomowoc. One nephew and three nieces also survive.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Notbohm funeral home. Rev. N. E. Paustian will officiate. Burial will be in La Belle cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.


Waukesha Daily Freeman, Waukesha, Wis. Tuesday, 29 May 1945 page 2

Mrs. Augusta Abitz of Oconomowoc Is Dead

Mrs. Augusta Abitz, a resident of Oconomowoc for many years, died Monday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Oestreich, 419 Concord road. Survivors are her husband, Leonard J., a former alderman, one son, Walter, Nashotah, three daughters, Mrs. Leona Mielke and Mrs. Edna Oestreich of Oconomowoc and Mrs Rosella Meschke, Racine, one sister, Mrs. Emma Wyant, St. Joseph Mo., one brother, Frank Ebel, Oconomowoc, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Thursday from the Notbohm funeral home at 1:30 p. m. to St. Matthew's Evangelical Lulheran church at 2 p. m. Rev. N. E. Paustian will officiate. Burial will be in La Belle cemetery. Friends may call at the Notbohm funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.


Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Friday, November 16, 1945, page 10, col. 2

GLYNN- SORENSON

Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Gwendolin Alice Glynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Glynn, and William Martin Sorenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Sorenson, all of Madison, which took place Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bethel Lutheran church. The Rev. Morris Wee officiated.

White lace fashioned the long-sleeved bodice of the bridge's white satin gown. A heart-shaped crown held her fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of white carnations, chrysanthemums, and sweet peas.

Miss Marjorie Sorenson, sister of the bridegroom, wore a pale pink taffeta portrait gown with bracelet sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, and full skirt. Similar frocks in lavender and yellow taffeta were worn by the bridesmaids, Miss Mary Ann Knope and Miss Edith Cripps. All of the attendants carried colonial bouquets of pink carnations, white pompons, lavender sweet peas, and yellow daisies. Their headdresses and short veils matched their dresses.

Barbara Droster, a cousin of the bride, wore a white taffeta dress and carried a tiny colonial bouquet.

Gerald L. Heser, a brother-in-law of the bridegroom, was the best man. William Fader and Ross Browne were the ushers.

More than 200 relatives and friends greeted the newlyweds at the reception held at the home of the bride's parents. Assisting were Mrs. George Lester, Mrs. Richard Droster, and Mrs. Robert Kittleson.

Mr. and Mrs. Sorenson will make their home on Route 1. The bridegroom, who is employed at the Oscar Mayer Co., received an honorable discharge recently after 31 months of service overseas.


The La Crosse Tribune, Thursday Evening 20 November 1945 page 15

Charlotte Burrows Bride At Oakdale

Tomah, Wis. - (Special) - At St. Michael's Catholic church at Oakdale Thursday morning at nine the Rev. Joseph Splinter united Charlotte Burrows and Oliver Quackenbush, the Couple's attendants Lucille Burrows and Gerald Senz.
The bride wore white and pink pompons at the lapel of an olive green suit and the bridesmaid's brown suit had like flowers of white and gold.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burrows, parents of the bride, hold and evening reception at their home in Oakdale, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Quackenbush of Tomah, parents of the bridegroom, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Butterfuss, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Burrows, Tomah: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Senz, Mrs. Vilas Burrows, Miss Dorothy Quackenbush and Robert Schultz.  Mr. Quckenbush is employed at the veterans' hospital, Tomah.


The La Crosse Tribune
Thursday 25 October 1945
page 16 column 1

Former Indianans Marry In Tomah

Sparta, Wis. - (special) - Viola Jacuane of Richmond, Ind., and Sgt. Don E. Dickinson of Tomah were married at St. Mary's Catholic church, Tomah, Oct. 20 at eight o'clock mass by the Rev. John Brudermanns. Attending were Ida Jacuane of Richmond and Lieut. Dwaine Dickinson.  Bride and sister-bridesmaid wore gray suits and hats. The former's corsage was an orchid and the latter were gardenias.  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jacuane came from Richmond for their daughter's wedding and other out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. John Pecaro and daughter Prudence, Miss Musa Dickinson and Robert Larsen of Chicoga. Dinner was at the home of the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Dickinson, and the couple left for Chicago to spend a week.  Bride and bridegroom are graduates of the Richmond high school, class of 1942. The bridegroom was attending Indiana State teachers college at Terre Haute when he enlisted. He has been overseas a year and a half and expects to be discharged after he returns to the Marine air base at El Toro, Santa Ana, Calif. The bride has been employed in the office of the Crosley corporation, Richmond.


The La Crosse Tribune
Friday evening, 6 December 1946
News for and about Women

Gloria Sowle Harry Heser's Bride At Tomah

TOMAH, Wis. - (Special) - Gloria Ann Sowle and Harry Lyle Heser were a Tomah, Wis., Congregational bridal pair Nov. 29, their two o-clock afternoon vows heard by the Rev. Berreth. Serving were Shirley Brightwell and Darlyne Sarney, sister and cousin of the bride, as matron of honor and bridesmaid; Howard Sowle, brother, as best man, Gilbert Purdy, groomsman; Verneta Heser, sister and Joan Fredericks, flower girls; Judy Ann Sowle, niece, and Danny Hoag, cousin of the bridegroom, as ring bearers. Gladioli and pompons were on the church alter. Laura Moran was organist and Patricia Osternick accompanist.

With her long white rayon crepe gown the ride wore a fingertip veil and carried pink and white carnations. Mrs. Brightwell and Miss Sarney were in pink marquisette, carrying white carnations. Joan was in blue net and Verneta in pink net, both with white carnations. Judy wore white rayon taffeta and Danny a white sailor suit, both carrying white pillows.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Sowle and Vern Heser. Sixty luncheon guests at the Sowle home inclkuded Mrs. Lester Oestrick and Janet, La Crosse; Mrs. Emma Heser, Rockland; Mrs. Margaret Sarney, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sarney, Margaret, Edward and Arthur, Messrs. and Mmes. Ernest Wallace Kyle Sowle, August Heeler, Paul Rosenow and Don Hoag, Rev. and Mrs. Berreth, Mmes. Earl Heser, George Hoag and Carrie Jahn, Miss Phyllis Garrity, Harley, Leone, Dannie and Elaine Hoag and Alice Heeler.

On returning from a short honeymoon in Milwaukee the couple will reside at 420 East Nott street, Tomah, the bridegroom employed at the Veterans hospital. Members of the VFW auxiliary gave a prenuptial shower.


Racine Journal-Times, Monday, 15 July 1946, page 16

Allis Charges "Gangsterism"

Cincinnati --- Allis-Chalmers Co. officials charged the C. I. O. United Electrical Workers with "gangsterism" today.
The charge was made after Norwood police announced they had arrested a man allegedly hired by a C. I. O. United Automobkile Workers local in Milwaukee to "beat up" opponents of the lengthy U. E. W. strike at the Allis-Chalmers Norwood plant.  Norwood police said four men were implicated in the alleged plot, but three were said to have fled town before they fulfilled their share of the reputed bargain.  Frederick Adams, 47, also known as Fred Heser, Milwaukee, was released under $2000 bond Saturday pending a hearing July 22. He was charged with drunkenness, disorderly conduct and loitering.  Adams was said to have admitted to police he and his three alleged companions accepted $5 each and bus tickets to Cincinnati, according to Lee C. Kiley, Norwood detective.  Kiley said Adams had been told by a steward of the Milwaukee union to "go down there and help those fellows."


The Waukesha Daily Freeman, Waukesha, Wis. Monday 17 June 1946 page 2

IS KILLED BY TRUCK

Sparta, Wis., - (UP) - Vilas Lambe, 18, Wyeville, was killed Sunday when a truck driven by his 15-year-old brother Eithenor, ran over him after he had fallen from the vehicle Coroner M. J. Lanham is investigating.


Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Monday, 7 October 1946, page 10

WEDDINGS
KLEINSCHMIDT-GIECK

Baskets of mixed flowers decorated the alter of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Freedom, at 2 p.m. on Sept. 27 for the wedding of Miss Beatrice Kleinschmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Kleinschmidt, to Harvey Gieck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Gieck, all of North Freedom. The double ring ceremony was read by the Rev. A. W. Louck.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a gown of white nylon over silk taffeta, designed with a sweetheart neckline, long pointed sleeves, a fitted bodice and a full skirt en train.  Her fingertip veil was held in place by a sweetheart tiara of seed pearls and she carried a bridal bouquet of American Beauty roses.  Mrs. Bernice Bloss, the matron of honor, wore white marquisette with a white shoulder-length veil. Miss June Gieck, as the bridesmaid, was gowned in blue net over satin with a matching shoulder-length veil.  Carol Alwin, the flower girl, chose a full-length frock of blue net over silk with a matching shoulder-length veil and carried a bouquet made up of asters and chrysanthemums. Kenneth Bloss, wearing blue, was the ring bearer.  Orville Gieck, brother of the bridegroom, was the best man and the groomsman was another brother, Lyle Gieck.  A reception for 45 guests was held at the home of the bride's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Bloss, Ableman. A dance and coin shower were held at the North Freedom Legion hall in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Gieck will make their home on a farm at Denzer. Mr. Gieck, a veteran of three years of service, spent two years in the South Pacific.


The La Crosse Tribune, Thursday Evening, 12 September 1946, page 12

News for and about Women
(picture of Gloria)
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Sowle, Tomah, Wis., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Gloria Ann to Harry Lyle Heser, son of Vern Heser, Tomah. Wedding plans are being made for November 29.


The La Crosse Tribune, Thursday Evening, 12 September 1946, page 12

News for and about Women
LaVon L McNutt Warrens Bride

Sparta, Wis. - (special - In the First English Lutheran parsonage at Wausau, Wis., LaVon L. McNutt, Warrens, Wis., and Ervin E. Mittelstadt, Wilton, Wis., were married Saturday, Sept. 7, by the Rev. O. W. Ihnen. Attendants for Mr. and Mrs. Mittelstaedt were Vivian Gebhardt, Warrens, and Kenneth Flock, Wilton. The bride wore a medium blue suit with black accessories and a corsage of red roses and carnations. Miss Gebhardt wore a light blue suit with black accessories. Her corsage was of gardeias and asters. Parents of the bride and bridegroom are Frank O. McNutt and Mr. and Mrs. William Mittelstaedt.


Waukesha Daily Freeman
18 September 1946, page 5

Personals
Mrs. Lawrence Davis, the former Winifred Jay, 704 E. North St. is confined at Waukesha Memorial hospital with rheumatic fever.


The La Crosse Tribune, Sunday Morning, 27 April 1947, page 10

Portage girl, Sparta Man Speak Vows

Rosemary Clemmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Clemmons, Portage, was presented in marriage Saturday by her father to Robert Heser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heser, Sparta, the ceremony at First Methodist church, Portage, performed at 3:30 p.m. by the Rev. White.  Attending were Shirley Clemmons, aunt, and Ruland Heser, brother. Ushering were Robert Clemmons, brother, and La Verne Erickson. The bridal couple took vows in a setting of snapdragons and gladioli. Mrs. Everett Timms, vocal soloist, was accompanied by Adina White.  The bride's lime green costume was corsaged with white roses and the bridesmaid, in a suit of pink, had pink roses and white carnations.  Fifty were entertained at a reception at the Raulf hotel, the out of town gusts Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heser, parents of the bridegroom, Ronald Heser, Constance Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Swennes, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Rick, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schrier, Sparta: Mrs. Emma Higgins, David Eagen, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C?eberstine, Henry Roberts, Madison: Mr. and Mrs. Gordon H??l, Rio: Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Eagen, Wyocena: Miss Katherine Ashley, Chicago.  The bridegroom is a dry cleaner and the couple's home will be at 221 North L street, Sparta.


The La Crosse Tribune
Friday Evening, 19 December, 1947, front page col 8

Committee To Study Possibilities For Tomah Hospital
May Begin Fund Drive
Sum Left By Kate Amens Is Nucleus

TOMAH, WIS. - (Special) - Plans for the construction of a Tomah community hospital are expected to be given a thorough study within the next few weeks when a committee composed of Lester Gordon, chairman, Arthur Wagner and L. W. Kenny delve into the many and complex problems attendant to the construction and operation of such a unit.

Need of a hospital in the city has been apparent for some time but no definite action has ever been started on the project. The late Kate Amens willed a substantial sum to the city of Tomah with the understanding that the money would be sued toward the construction of a hospital. The committee is expected to start its drive for funds with amount bequeathed as a nest egg.

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The La Crosse Tribune
News for and about Women
Tuesday evening, 11 March 1947 

(picture of bride)

Verdene Steele, Warren, Wis. and Wilbur E. Thurow, Tomah, were married at First Methodist church, Tomah, March 8, the Rev. James Taylor, Warrens, officiating at two. The bride, presented by her father, wore a gown of white satin and lace and a fingertip veil, carrying red roses and gardenias. Serving her Mrs. Vernon Zahrte and Mrs. Gilbert Erdmann, matron of honor and bridal matron, wore aqua carrying pink and white carnations. Donald Kline was best man, Clelland Morse and Robert Schoot ushered the party to a candle-lighted alter set with flowers. Glenn Vandervort was organist, Lucille Rowan, violin soloist, and Mrs. Hovda vocalist. Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Steele and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thurow received 160 with daughter and son in the church parlors and the couple left on a motor trip to Miami, Fla. Their home will be at 605 Kilbourn avenue office of the Finance Veterans administration. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Gilberd Erdman, Park Ridge, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dobbins, Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. W. Eugene Leetch, Monon, Ind.; Clayton Steele, Chetek, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. William Heinz, Portage, Wis.


Waukesha Daily Freeman
Waukesha, Wis
Friday 26 December 1947, page 2

AMELIA A. BAKER

Oconomowoc, Wis. - Funeral services for Mrs. Amelia A. Baker, 80, Oconomowoc route 2, who died Wednesday at her home, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Notbohm funeral home. The Rev. Arthur J. Johnson, First Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Monterey cemetery.  Mrs. Baker was born in the town of Oconomowoc, the daughter of Simeon and Rose Flint Clemens, on April 15, 1867. She was married to Phillip Baker and they resided in the town of Oconomowoc. Her husband preceded her in death in 1917.  She is survived by one son, Arthur J., Oconomowoc route 2, and one daughter, Ora M. Baker, Milwaukee. Other survivors are a brother, Forest Kemp, Oconomowoc, and a sister Mrs. Gertrude Burdick, Tomahawk, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.


The La Crosse Tribune
News for and about Women 
Monday 5 April 1948, page 7

Chicago Pair Takes Vows At Tomah

Tomah, Wis. - (special - Arlys Woodliff and Dana L. Danbom of Chicago came to the bride's home church here for their marriage Friday, the late afternoon Lutheran nuptials at St. Paul's performed by the Rev. Schaller. Floria Danbom, Newman Grove, Nebr., sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor, Earl Collins best man and usher. Bride and Bridegroom, daughter and son of Mrs. Earl Woodliff, Tomah, and Mrs. Marie Danbom, Omaha, stood in an Easter lily sanctuary setting augmented by palms and white gladioli. Frank Redeker was organist and Mrs. Schaller vocal soloist. Long-trained white of the bridal gown was slipper satin. Her fingertip veil of silk tulle edged with lace was held in a beaded tiara and the flowers of her bouquet were Easter lilies. Taffeta gowns of her attendants were pink for Gloria and aqua for Jean, their carnation bouquets of pink and yellow and their shoulder veils of tulle fastened with like flowers. Dinner at the Blue Bowl was for 80 and an evening reception was at the Woodliff home. Guests from away were the bridegroom's mother: Roma Danbom, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Anderson, Newman Grove; Mrs. Carl Redeenbaugh, Tabor, Ia., Alan Anderson, Buffalo, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Danbom will be at home in mid-April at 902 West Grace street, Chicago, the bridegroom with the U.S. airforce. Girls of the Paramount Tall club, Chicago, were pre-nuptial hostesses.


Wisconsin State Journal
28 August 1948, volumn 8

Circuit Court Cases Filed
V. Helen vs Hilbert Vroman


The La Crosse Trkbune, Sunday, 12 December 1948, page 12

83rd Birthday

Ellsworth A. Bloss, 632 1/2 Copeland avenue, is observing his 83rd birthday Tuesday, Dec. 14. He has nine children, Edward, Mondovi; Glen, West Salem; Myles, Racine; Mrs. Ella Heser, Mrs. Emil Forer, Mrs. Max Revels, Mrs. Edward Schmitz, Theodore and Leonard.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Wisconsin, Saturday, 24 July 1948, page 7

Portage Woman Wins Divorce in Sparta Court

Sparta - Mrs. Rosemary Heser, Portage, was granted a divorce from Robert Heser, Sparta, on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment by Judge O. W. Sprecher Friday. No alimony was asked.  Her maiden name of Rosemary Clemmons was restored. The couple was married in the spring of 1947.


The La Crosse Tribune
News for and about Women
Friday 12 March 1948 

APRIL WEDDING

Tomah, Wis. - (special) Mr. and Mrs. Earl Woodliff announce the engagement of their daughter Arlys, Chicago, to Dana L. Danbom, son of Mrs. Marie Danbom, Omaha, Nebr. The couple's wedding will be April 2 at Tomah.


The La Crosse Tribune
News for and about Women
Friday 12 March 1948 

Tomah Officers

Tomah, Wis. - (special) Evangelical United Brethren church Women's World Service society elected officers March 3. They are Mrs. Reuben Foth, president; Mrs. William Kuehl, vice-president; Mrs. Phil James, secretary; Mrs. Howard Falkner, treasurer.


Waukesha Daily Freeman
Saturday 13 March 1948, page 3

OBITUARIES

Ferdinand A. Fischer
Oconomowoc - Ferdinand A. Fischer, 72, died Friday night at his home here after several months illness. The deceased was born in Germany Aug. 30, 1875. He came to the United States when he was 11 years old and has lived in this vicinity ever since that time.  The retired sexton of the La Belle cemetery, Fischer is survived by his wife, Lydia, son, Elmer, San Leandro, Calif., brother, Ernst, Milbank, South Dakota, and sister, Mrs. Robert Block, Oconomowoc. He is further survived by two half brothers, Edward and William, Oconomowoc and two half sisters, Mrs. Forest Kemp, Oconomowoc, and Mrs. Otto Bucholz, Watertown.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Notbohm funeral home with burial in the LaBelle cemetery. The Rev. T. K. Herbener will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.


The La Crosse Tribune, Thursday, 30 September 1948, page 13

Wilton Pair Living In Tomah

Wilton, Wis. - (special) - At St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church at 2 p.m., Sept. 24, afternoon, Lila Mae Zellmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zellmer, Wilton, became the bride of Dorwin Bernhardt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Bernhardt, Tomah.  The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. R. M. Meyers before an alter decorated with autumn flowers. The bride wore an ivory satin gown. Her fingertip veil was fastened to a crest of orange blossoms. She carried a cascade of white gladioli.  Attendants were her sisters, Evelyn and Lois Zellmer, in old-fashioned tafffeta gowns of green and yellow, carrying deep rose gladioli. Howard Bernhardt and Robert Heser were groomsmen.
Marlene Martalock, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Louella Martalock, sang.  Dinner for 40 and a reception were held at the home of the bride's parents.  The couple will reside in Tomah where the bridegroom has employment.


The La Crosse Tribune, 18 December 1949, page 24

(picture)
Conclusive proof that bobcats are in evidence in the Coulee Region was offered by John Rowan, Kirby, who brought this speciman to the county seat at Sparta Monday to claim a $5 bounty. The "cat" was shot by his brother-in-law Leon Heser, of the Kirby area near Warrens Dec. 10 when he was hunting with Rowan's son Dale. The animal weighed 26 pounds, measured 20 inches high and was four and one-half feet from tip to tip. The cry of the bobcat had been reportedly heard by residents of the area for some time. Game Warden John Adamski said the animal might be a lynx, because its size is larger than the usual bobcat.


The Sheboygan (Wis.) Press, Monday, 19 December 1949, page 16

Trap Big Cat In Fox Trap

Hammond, Wis. - The reports about the big cat in central Wisconsin weren't lion after all. Frank Johnson, St. Croix county farmer living near Hammond, destroyed what likely was the source of many alarms during the week end after catching it in a fox trap. The animal - observers weren't sure whether it was a tremendous bobcat or a lynx - was 40 inches long and weighed nearly 40 pounds. It had long legs standing 20 inches at the shoulder. Extremely large feet could have left tracks easily confused by non-experts with the kind of beasts. Johnson's catch was the second within a few days in the west central area. Leon Heser of Kirby brought another, with the same outsize measurements but lighter in weight, into Sparta to collect a bobcat bounty. Game Warden John Adamski said this one might be a lynx, too. The central area was called to arms several times in recent months after folks reported seeing eithers a lion-like animal or lion-like tracks.


Racine Journal Times
Thursday 7 July 1949, page 16

Gorbet-Capaul

St. Mary's Church, Tomah, Wis., was the scene of the marriage Wednesday at 9 a.m. of Miss Mary E. Capaul, 1215 Center St., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Nichs of Warren, Wis., and George L. Gorbet, 1102 Fourteenth St., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gorbet of Millston, Wis. The double ring ceremony was used. The bride chose a simple frock in pink, street length, and carried a wrist bouquet of roses and carnations. Her cousin, Jeanette Capaul, was her sole attendant in a blue dress similar to that of the bride. Her flowers were pink roses. Francis Rattle attended the bridegroom. Dinner and a reception at the home of the bride followed the ceremony. Following their wedding trip, Mr. Gorbet and his bride will make their home in Racine.


Waukesha Daily Freeman
Monday 11 July 1949, page 2

MRS. ELLEN DAVIS

Mrs. Ellen A. Davis, 81, died Saturday afternoon at Waukesha Memorial hospital. She was born in the town of Delafield and was the widow of William D. Davis. Her home was in the town of Pewaukee. She was a member of the Waukesha Methodist church at the Waukesha Eastern Star. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Allen, Delafield; two sons, Lorance and Byron of Pewaukee, four grandchildren, Hollis, Wilbur and Neva Davis, Pewaukee, and Willard Allen, of Wales; three brothers, Edward C, Martin, Wesley, Ida. (Idaho), Andrew and Charles of Waukesha; and a sister, Mrs. John Koll, Waukesha. Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Randle funeral home. The Rev. O. L. Merritt will officiate and burial will be at Tabernacle cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. today.


The La Crosse Tribune, 22 November 1949, page 14

Obituary

ELLSWORTH BLOSS
Funeral services for Ellsworth Bloss, 83, of 600 Copeland avenue, injured fatally in an auto accident east of Muaston, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Nelson funeral home, La Crosse. The Rev. George Bell will officiate. The aged man died Monday in a Mauston hospital. The accident, occurring Sunday on slippery pavement on highwasy 12-16, resulted when the car driven by his son Theodore, 43, 920 Rose street, was struck near Mile cree,k bridge. Authorities said the car was struck by a car driven by David Retzinger, 28, Burlington, Wis. Burial will be in the Tunnel City cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening. survivors include five sons and four daughters.


Wisconsin State Journal
19 December 1950
page 13 column 1

DIVORCES GRANTED

V. Helen Vroman, 26, Milwaukee, from Hilbert Vroman, 29, Madison, on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support.


Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin
Friday 21 July 1950
page 10, section 1

TEN EYCK-VANDERVORT

Brodhead --- Miss Luella Ten Eyck, Brodhead, daughter of Mrs. Harry Long, Beloit, and Oscar Vandervort, Jr., Rockford, Ill., son of the Oscar Vandervorts, Warrens, were united in marriage on July 15 at 12:15 p.m. by Justice Thomas M. Barrett at Dubuque, Ia. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ten Eyck, Brodhead, and has made her home with them for the past four years. A dinner for the bridal couple was served at the Ten Eyck home on July 16. Guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Long and daughter, Miss Lesetta Ten Eyck, Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Vandervort and son, Darryl, Warrens, and Mrs. Clifford Ames, aunt of the bride, and son, Roger, Brodhead. Mr. and Mrs. Vandervort plan to make their home in Rockford int he near future. The bride is employed at the J. M. Bostwick store, Janesville. Mr. Vandervort is employed by the Greenleaf Machine shop in Rockford.


Wisconsin State Journal
29 July 1950
page 9 column 1

DIVORCE FROM BED AND BOARD —V. Helen Vroman, 26, Wauwatosa, from Hilbert Vroman, 28, of 141 N. Butler st., on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.


The Capital Times, Madison, WI, Friday Afternoon, 10 November 1950, page 11

WEDDING DANCE

Club List
Sat. Nite, November 11
In honor of Rosemary Clemmons and Roland Borchers


Wisconsin State Journal, Tuesday, 14 November, 1950, page 8 Section 1

CLEMMONS-BORCHERS

The Rev. Carl Becker united in marriage Miss Rosemary Celmmons, 848 Spaight st., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Clemmons, Portage, and Roland W. Borchers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Borchers, 3150 E. Washington Ave. on Nov. 11 in St. John's Lutheran church.  The bride was dressed in a teal blue suit with brown accessories and a white rose corsage. She was given in marriage by her father. Miss Virginia Johnson, the bride's only attendant, wore a brown suit with beige accessories and a yellow rose corsage.  Dean Graham was best man. The ushers were Kent Meadowcroft and Herbert Eidsmo.  For the wedding, the bride's mother wore a black suit with a corsage of pink and white carnations. The bridegroom's mother wore a light brown dress with a white carnation corsage.  About 100 guests were received in the church parlors after the ceremony. Assistants were the Misses Charlene Benson, Jeanette Smith, Betty Gooding, Evelyn Keikbush, and Dorothy De LaRonde.  Mrs. and Mrs. Borchers will live at 34 Farrell St. The bride is a stenographer for the Iowa Mutual Liability Insurance Co., and the bridegroom is employed at the Celon Co.


The La Crosse Tribune
Saturday 9 September 1950, page 8

Tri-state Deaths

KENNETH E. DEWITT
Viroqua, Wis. (Special) Services for Kenneth Everett DeWitt, 46, will be held at the home in the Fargo community near Viroqua Monday at 1 p.m. and at the Liberty Pole Methodist church at 2 p.m. The Rev. George Marshall of Viroqua and the Rev. B. B. Zeuner, North Freedom, officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Pole cemetery. Friends may call at the Vance and Hall funeral home in Viroqua Saturday evening or at the home Sunday afternoon and evening. Surviving De Witt are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Fortney and Beverly of Viroqua; two sons, Kenneth, Jr., Gays Mills, and Robert, Viroqua; his mother, Mrs. Levi De Witt, Sparta; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Harris, Tomah, and Mrs. Alvin Vandervort, Richland Center; and a brother, Thomas, La Farge.


The La Crosse Tribune, Tuesday, 27 February 1951, page 14

Circuit Court Monday

Ella Wilkerson, La Crosse, had her former name of Ella Heser restored to her as she was divorced from Burl Wilkerson, Forth Worth, Texas. The plaintiff charged cruel and inhuman treatment at the hands of Wilkerson. The couple had been married on July 11, 1950, in Austin, Minn.


The La Crosse Tribune, Wednesday, 17 October 1951, page 13

Live In Dubuque

Sparta, Wis. (special)- Elizabeth Ann Aldrich and Robert K Heser were united in marriage at St. John's Episcopal Church Saturday, Oct. 13. Performing the 9 a.m. ceremony was the Rev. Albert Hillestad. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Aldrich, wore a light blue suit. Her bouquet was of camelias. Attending the couple were the bride's sister, Mary Aldrich, and the bridegroom's brother, Ronald Heser. Dinner was served following the ceremony. After a chicago honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Heser will be at home at Dubuque, Ia. where the bridegroom is a student at the Palmer School of Chiropdy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heser of Sparta.


Wisconsin State Journal, Wednesday, 17 October 1951
Page 10, Section 1

Aldrich-Heser

Sparta -- Miss Elizabeth Ann Aldrich and Robert K. Heser were united in marriage in St. John's Episcopal church on Saturday, Oct. 13. Performing the 9 a.m. ceremony was the Rev. Albert Hillstad of Eau Claire. The bride, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Howard Aldrich, was given in marriage by her father. She wore a light blue suit and had a bouquet of camellias. Attending the couple were the bride's sister, Miss Mary Aldrich, and the bridegroom's brother, Ronald Heser. Miss Aldrich wore a rust faille dress and carried a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums. A wedding dinner was served for the immediate families following the ceremony. After a honeymoon in Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Heser will be at home in Dubuque, Ia., where the bridegroom is a student at the Palmer School of Chiropractic. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heser, Sparta.


Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin
Sunday 20 July 1952

Sparta Guard Unit Adds 2 New Officers

Sparta - When the Sparta 32nd Reconaissance company of the Wisconsin National Guard, 32nd Division, reports for summer training at Camp Riley, Minn., it will have two new officers. Receiving commissions at Madison Saturday were Henry Heitman and Ruland Heser, who became second lieutenants. The company, commanded by First Lt. Ewald Erickson, Bangor, will go in a chartered busy leaving Sparta next Sunday. A vanguard will leave Wednesday headed by First Lt. Mervil Shafman and a motor convoy manned by 18 men will go at 10 a.m. Saturday.


Janesville Daily Gazette, Thursday, 2 April 1953, page 21

SUFFERS HEART' ATTACK

Sherman Streeter, 84, of 33 S. Main St., was given inhalator treatment for 28 minutes by a fire department rescue squad Wednesday afternoon. firemen were called to the apartment at 5:27 p.m. Mr. Streeter recovered and did not require hospitalization.


Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, 28 October 1953 page 13

Leonard J. Abitz

Oconomowoc - Leonard J. Abitz, 85, of 409 Concord road, Oconomowoc, died Tuesday at his home. He was a carpenter by trade and formerly a member of the Oconomowoc fire department for many years. He was born in Columbus Dec. 31, 1868 and married to Augusta Ebel in Oconomowoc Nov. 12 1891. He was a member of the Dr. Martin Luther church in Oconomowoc. Survivors include one son, Walter, Oconomowoc; three daughters, Mrs. Leona Meilke, Oconomowoc; Mrs. Edna Oestreich, Conover; and Mrs. Rosella Meschke, Blue Earth, Minne., two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Vrooman and Mrs. Haddie Morris, of Oconomowoc; one brother Albert, Oconomowoc; seven grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Notbohm funeral home in Oconomowoc, with the Rev. T. K. Herbener of the Dr. Martin Luther church officiating. Burial will be in La Belle cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Janesville Daily Gazette, Friday, 8 April 1955, page 2

MERCY HOSPITAL
Admitted
Sherman Streeter, Beecher Home


The Daily Telegram
Tuesday 19 April 1955
Eau Clair, Wisconsin
page 4 column 4

Jacquiline Sorenson Is Bride of James Covey in Menomonie

MENOMONIE - The marriaige of Miss Jacquiline Sorenson to Lt. (j.g.) James W. Covey took place on April 14 at 4 p.m. in the Peace Lutheran Church here. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sorenson of Knapp, and the groom is the grandson of Mrs. W. C. Schultz of Menomonie. Bouquets of white pompons and pussy willows provided the church decorations for the double ring ceremony, The Rev. John M. Woerth performed the marriage. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a ballerina length gown of white satin with net and imported French lace. She carried calla lillies with natural foliage and white velvet trim. The maid of honor was the bride's sister, Miss Nancy Sorenson. She wore a ballerina length gown of pink net over satin, and carried iris. Best man was Donald E. Mense. A dinner was held at the anchor Cafe following the wedding. The couple then left for Long Beach, Calif., where the groom is stationed. The bride attended Stout Institute. The groom received his degree in industrial arts from Stout Institute, where he was a member of Phi Omega Beta fraternity. He is now serving with the U. S. Navy, and recently returned from a seven month tour in the Far East.


Waukesha Daily freeman
Tuesday 27 December 1955, page 2

William Fischer

Oconomowoc - William Fischer, 72, a former Oconomowoc resident, died Monday evening at Jackson Park hospital in Chicago. He lived in Chicago for the past several years but formerly resided at 635 S. George st., Oconomowoc. He was born Feb. 15, 1883, in Germany and was married Nov. 29, 1906 in Oconomowoc to the former Minnie Maas who died Oct. 7, 1952. While living here, he was employed by the city. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Michael Walsh, Chicago; a brother Ewald, Oconomowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Forest Kemp, Oconomowoc and Mrs. Otto Bucholz, Watertown; and three grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at s p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church in Oconomowoc. Burial will be in the LaBelle cemetery. The Rev. C. H. Clausing will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Notbohm funeral home and at the church Thursday from 12:30 to the time of service.


Alton Evening Telegraph
Friday, 22 July, 1955
page 10 col 3

EAST ALTON - Mrs. Clifton Book, 40, the former Miss Hattie Vroman of East Alton, died Thursday while undergoing surgery at St. Mary's Hospital, Footville, Wis.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Vroman of East Alton, a brother, Martin Vroman of St. Charles, MO., a sister, Miss Margie Vroman of East Alton, and her husband of Footville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


Racine Journal-Times
Racine, Wisconsin
Wednesday 9 January 1958

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Jenkins Jr., 426 Blaine Ave., announce the arrival of a son, Steven Lee, on Oct. 22. Mrs. Jenkins is the former Jeannine E. Vandervort. The Baby's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Vandervort and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Jenkins.


Racine Journal-Times
Wednesday 3 August 1955

Son born to Mr. and Mrs. George Gorbet at St. Mary's Hospital.
(George Ray Anthony Gorbet)


Racine Journal-Times
Thursday 28 May 1959, page 13

St. Sebastian's Church was the setting for the baptism of Gerald Francis Perry Gorbet, the son born to Mr. and Mrs. George L. Gorbet of Sturtevant on March 24. Gerald has one brother, George Ray Anthony, 3. The former Mary Capaul is their mother and their grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gorbet and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Capaul.


Wisconsin State Journal
State Page
Madison, Monday, 5 September 1960
page 16 section 1 col 1

Suits Total $225,680 in Tomah Traffic Death
September Session of Sparta Court

SPARTA—Damage suits totaling $225,680 will be tried in Circuit Court before Judge Lincoln Neprud when the fall term opens Sept. 12, as a result of an accident near Tomah on Highway 12-16. In the collision, between a car driven by Harry Heser, Tomah, and a pickup truck driven by I. R. Kittelson, Monroe, on June 12, 1959, Lyle (Mose) Goff was killed, and Heser and four other passengers were injured critically.
Wife Sues

Eleanor M. Goff, widow of Lyle Goff, is suing for $15,000 for pain and suffering endured by her husband before his death; $20,000 for the loss of her husband; and $15,680 for expenses and other damages. Mrs. Goff has one child, Joan, 8.

Other passengers in the car driven by Heser, all employes at Volk Field, Camp Douglas, included Oliver Cook, Tomah, who is asking for $60,000 for injuries, including a fractured right wrist, dislocated hip, cerebral concussion, and many scratches and bruises. Also seeking $60,000 in damages is Victor A. Scholze, who suffered fractures of the right knee and left wrist and severe cuts, bruises, and scratches. Lenwood E. Lewis is asking for $20,000 for his injuries and Francis Dittmar has entered a suit for $35,000 for his injuries.

Defendants in the cases are Kittelson, the Gateway Transportation Co., which owned a truck following the pickup truck operated by Kittelson; Arthur Tabell, who was following the Gateway truck; Edwin Haberman, Monroe, owner of tha truck driven by Kiltelson; Harry Heser, driver of the car in which the Volk field employes were riding; and insurance companies, the Rural Mutual, Hardware Dealers Mutual Fire Insurance, Carriers Insurance Exchange and the Mutual Insurance Co.

The court calendar, prepared by Clerk of Court Arlys Rohn, includes for criminal cases, 11 jury cases, five court cases, and an issue of law for the court. Two suits which have been in the courts since an incident May 8,1957, have been filed by Robert K. Hein, Adams, against members of the Norwalk fire department. Because an affidavit of prejudice has been filed against Judge Neprud, the cases are not likely to be heard at the September term.


Wisconsin State Journal
Wednesday, 14 September 1960
section 1, page 5, col 3

Six Seek Total of $250,000 in Accident Case
SPARTA - A new lawsuit, brought by Harry Heser, Tomah, against numerous defendants involved in an accident east of Tomah on Highway 12-16 June 12, 1959, in which Lyle (*Mose) Goff of Tomah was killed and seven others were seriously injured, was entered in Circuit Court here Monday.

Heser, the driver of the car in which Goff was riding, is bringing a $35,000 action to bring the total sought in the various suits resulting from the mishap to more than $250,000.

Heser suffered a compound fracture of the right leg and other injuries. Other plantiffs in the case are Goff's widow, Eleaor, Lenwood E. Lewis, Francis Dittmar, Victore Scholze, and Oliver Cook. Goff, Heser, Lewis, Dittmar, Scholze, and Cook were enroute to their jobs at Volk field, Camp Douglas, when the accident occurred. Heser's car collided with a pickup truck driven by I. R. Kittilson of Monroe.

A pre-trial conference in the involved case will be held before Judge Lincoln Neprud today and a date is expected to be set for trial.


Janesville Daily Gazette, Friday, 16 June 1961, page 5

Marks 92nd Birthday

Sherman Streeter, Beecher Convalescent Home, is observing his 92nd birthday today. Born in Grant County he is the last of 15 children in his family. A painter by trade he worked in Appleton many years. Mrs. John Revill, 503 E. Court St., is Mr. Streeter's daughter.


Wisconsin State Journal
Tuesday 28 November 1961
section 2, page 3

60 YEARS

Mr. and Mrs. George Phelps, Sparta, observed their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 20. On Nov. 19 a dinner for relatives and friends was served at the Methodist Church. On Thanksgiving Day they were guests at the home of their granddaughter, Mrs. Lenwood Lewis, and her sons, Jeffrey and Rodney, Tomah. They have two daughters, Mrs. Laurel Vandervort, Tomah, and Mrs. Ernest Sugg, La Crosse; one granddaughter and two great-grandsons.


Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Daily Journal
Tuesday 3 April 1962, page 8

MISS ATWELL IS WED IN MADISON

Mr. and Mrs. William Ensign Atwell Jr., 1010 Clark St., announce the marriage of their daughter, Charlotte Henley, to James Richard Erickson, the son of Mrs. Leon Vandervort of Tomah. The wedding took place last Saturday morning at St. Francis' Chapel, Madison.


The Capital Times
Monday 1 Oct 1962, page 12

MRS. VANDERVORT, EVANSVILLE, KILLED

Evansville --- Mrs. Shirley June Vandervort, 37, Evansville, was killed and her husband, Gale, 35, and two sons were injured early Sunday in a two-car crash about 2 1/2 miles south of here. Cars driven by Vandervort and Perry Edge, 18, Beloit, crashed head-on about 1:09 A.M. Sunday at the intersection of highways 213 and 59. Vandervort received a broken nose, face injuries, a broken left arm, and other injuries. He and his sons, William, 13, and Mark 11, were taken to St. Mary's hospital, Madison, for observation and treatment for shock. Survivors include her husband; two sons, and a daughter, Kathy, 14, who was home at the time of the accident; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Peterson, Soldiers Grove; four brothers, Stanley and Olaf, both of Soldiers Grove; Guy, Beloit; and Vernon, Lancaster; and two sisters, Mrs. Bernard Monahan and Miss Florence Peterson, both of Soldiers Grove. Friends may call after 7 tonight at the Roderick-Ward funeral home, Evansville. The body will be taken to the Pratt funeral home, Richland Center, where friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pratt funeral home.


Wisconsin State Journal
8 October 1963
page 5 column 1

Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Vroman, 604 E. Lakeview ave., daughter. (birth)


Janesville Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 8 September 1964, page 21

Announcemenets
FUNERAL DIRECTORS
Sherman Streeter
Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 10:00 a.m.
Overton Funeral Home


THE DAILY TELEGRAM
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Saturday 23 April 1966

Millston Woman "Not Guilty"

Black River Falls - A Millston woman who accidentally shot her son-in-law in the leg with a rifle was found not guilty Thursday on a charge of reckless use of firearms. County Judge Richard F. Lawton ruled in the case involving Mrs. Clara gorbet, 54. Mrs. Gorbet fired the rifle through her front door March 20. The bullet struck her son-in-law, Cletus Conant, 41, of Cataract (Jackson County), who was outside, in the leg. The judge ruled that Mrs. Gorbet could not have known the bullet would strike Conant since she fired through a closed door.


WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL
Wednesday 23 March 1966

Shooting victim Also Is Charged

Millston - A warrant of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct was issued Monday against Cletus Conant of the Tomah area after he was allegedly shot in the foot by his mother-in-law here. The warrant was issued by Dist. Atty. Robert Radcliff of Jackson county after the alleged shooting Sunday afternoon in the home of Conant's mother-in-law, Mrs. Clara Gorbet. Conant, who is estranged from his wife, reportedly came to the home about 4:30 p.m. Sunday to see his five children when Mrs. Gorbet shot him in the left foot. He was reported to be in satisfactory condition in La Crosse hospital. Radcliff would not disclose any further details. The charge of criminal damage carries a maximum penalty of a $200 fine or six months in prison or both. Mrs. Gorbet was charged with reckless use of firearms.


Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday, 2 July 1967, page 6 section 5

Mrs. Kleinschmidt

Baraboo - Mrs. Gustave Kleinschmidt, 78, North Freedom, died unexpectedly Friday (June 30 1967) at home after a long illness. Mrs. Kleinschmidt and her husband came to North Freedom from Cleveland, O., three years ago.
Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Ellsworth Bloss, Rock Springs, and Mrs. Harvey Gieck, Honey Creek; three brothers, Clifford and Cecil Curry, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Lyle, Waukesha; two sisters, Sadie, Chicago, and Mrs. Thelma Montgomery, West Palm Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Scheible Funeral Home, where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.


The Capital Times
3 April 1969, col 1

Pamela A. Heser, Mark S. Hillert Engaged to Marry

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Butner, Fort Madison, Iowa, announce the engagement of her daughter, Miss Pamela A. Heser, 635 Skyview Pl., to Mark S. Hillert, River Falls, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hillert, Tomah. Miss Heser, whose father is the late Kenneth Heser, is a 1967 graduate of Madison Business College and a member of Alpha Iota, international business sorority. She is employed as a secretary by the department of anatomy at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Her fiance is a senior in art history at Wisconsin State University at River Falls. The wedding will take place in the summer.


Wisconsin State Journal, Friday 4 April 1969
Section 1 page 15

Pamela A. Heser Becomes Fiancee

Ft. Madison, IA -- Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Pamela A. Heser, 635 Skyview Pl, Madison, Wis., daughter of Mrs. Jack Butner, Ft. Madison, and the late Kenneth R. Heser, to Mark S. Hillert, River Falls, Wis. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hillert, Tomah. Miss Heser, a 1967 graduate of Madison Business College and a member of Alpha Iota, is a secretary for the anatomy department of the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Mr. Hillert is a senior in art history at River Falls State University.


Wisconsin State Journal
Tuesday 23 December 1969, page 2, section 4

Deaths in Area
Richland Center --- Alvin L. Vandervort, 70, died Sunday at home.


The Janesville Gazette
Saturday 27 December 1969, page 9

MISS VANDERVORT, DAVID ROCKENFIELD NUPTIAL IS HELD

Vows of marriage were exchanged by Miss Kathleen Lou Vandervort and David Robert Rockenfield last Saturday. The Rev. Kendrick Strong officiated in the First Congregational Church for the daughter of Gale DeWitt Vandervort, Evansville, and the late Mrs. Vandervort and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rockenfield, 2313 Elizabeth St. The bride was attended by Miss Deb Smalley and George Geise was best man for Mr. Rockenfield. Miss Carolyn Hauger, Miss Kathleen Popanz and Mrs. J. Norman Kirk were aides. Groomsmen were William Natz, Mark Vandervort and Bruce Rockenfield. Thomas Geise and Michael Warmke ushered. 200 guests attended the reception at the 19th tee. Mr. and Mrs. Rockenfield honeymooned in Milwaukee and are living at 204 1/2 S. Pine St. The bride is a senior in secondary education of the University of Wisconsin. Her husband attended the University of Wisconsin Rock County Campus and was discharged from the Army in May, 1967. He is employed by Super Valu, Janesville.


The Capital Times, Capital Society
Monday 13 April 1970, page 10

Sheryl J. Hanson's Engagement To Bruce D. Danbom Announced

ANNOUNCEMENT is made of Mr. and Mrs. Carl T. Hanson, 5002 Westport Rd., of the engagement of their daughter, Sheryl Jo, to Bruce D. Danbom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dana Danbom, Waunakee. Miss Hanson, is a junior student at Wisconsin State University at Whitewater. Mr. Danbom, also a junior at Whitewater, is a member of Epsilon Pi Tau.


Wisconsin State Journal, sunday, 24 January, 1971
page 4 section 4

Obituaries

Mrs. R. W. Sorenson (picture)

Mrs. R. William Sorenson, 77, of 3814 Busse St., died Saturday (Jan. 23. 1971) in a hospital. The former Mabel H. Johnson was married in 1914. He died in 1970. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Surviving are six daughters, Donna Jean, at home; Mrs. Marian Vander Wegen, 2522 E. Dayton St.; Mrs. Elaine Dutcher, 304 Rethke Ave.; Mrs. Beatrice Heser, Waunakee; Mrs. Marjorie Borchert, Orange, Calif.; and Mrs. Mabel Kapke, Blanchardville; two sons, Robert, 1921 Tennyson Lane; and William, 217 Silver Rd.; a brother, Alex Poynette; a sister, Mrs. Nelly Foss, 123 S. Marquette St.; 26 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church, 312 Wisconsin Ave. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the Gunderson Funeral Home, 5202 Menona Dr.


Wisconsin State Journal
Sunday, 18 July 1971
page 4 section 5
Nuptials Spotlight News

Stamler-Olsen
Miss Diane Theresa Stamler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stamler, 625 Glenway St., became the bride of David John Olsen Friday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul's University Catholic Chapel.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Olsen, 5509 Old Middleton Rd.

The newlyweds will live in Greendale. He is an electrical engineer in Milwaukee, and she teaches at Longfellow Junior High School, Wauwatosa.


Wisconsin State Journal
Tuesday 25 May 1971, page 2, section 2

SPARTA, WEST SALEM MEN KILLED IN THREE-CAR CRASH

Sparta --- A Sparta man and a West Salem man died as a result of a collision involving three cars on a town road 2 miles north of here Sunday night. Glen R. Page, 67, Sparta, was pronounced dead on the scene by Monroe County Coroner Edward Lukasek, and David L Nilssen, 18, West Salem, died Monday morning in a La Crosse hospital. The accident occured at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when the Page car was being pushed by a car driven by Donald V. Erickson, 32, Sparta. According to Monroe County Traffic Chief Dale Trowbridge, a car driven by Nilssen crossed over the center line and struck the Page vehicle which was pushed back into the Erickson car. Two passengers in the Nilssen car were hospitalized in La Crosse, Miss Audrey A. Lombard, 16, Sparta, received multiple cuts and bruises, and Thomas R. Renehan, 17, West Salem, suffered facial cuts.

Mr. Page was a lifelong Sparta resident. His wife, the former Edna Langreht, died in 1956. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Ziegler, La Crosse; four sons, Donald and Gerald, both of Milwaukee; and Robert and Ralph, both of Sparta; four sisters, Mrs. Gale Kilgore and Mrs. Kenneth Coon, Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. Vera Elliott, Oregon; and Mrs. Goldie Carter, Goleta, Calif.; three brothers, William, La Crosse; Lewellyn, Galesville; and Loren, Sparta; and 13 grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Robert Page Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Nilssen, a 1970 graduate of West Salem High School, was employed by the Decomet Co., Sparta. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Lewis; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Vandervort, Tomah; and a stepbrother, William, La Crosse. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, West Salem. Friends may call Wednesday night at the Jostad Funeral Home, and from noon until time of services Thursday at the church.


The Capital Times
Tuesday 12 December 1972, page 15

YVONNE WILSON MARRIED RECENTLY

Divine Savior Methodist Church was the scene at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 of the marriage of Miss Yvonne M. Wilson, Madison, and Robert C. Vandervort. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Copus, Richland Center, and Mr. and Mrs. Miles Vandervort, Fort Atkinson, are parents of the bridegroom. Mrs. Ronald Marcy, Rockford, Ill., served as matron of honor and Ronald Vandervort, Madison, was best man. Guests were seated by Robert Krentz, Madison, and Robert Schaefer, Fort Atkinson. A reception followed in the Ronald Vandervort home. Mr. and Mrs. Vandervort both attended Madison Area Technical College. He is employed as a sales trainee at Crescent Electric. They will make their home at 714 N. Oak St.


Wisconsin State Journal
Wednesday, 8 March 1972
page 2 section 4 col 1

Mrs. Mabel Nelson
TOMAH - Mrs. Mabel Nelson, 77, died Tuesday (March 7, 1971) at home after a brief illness.

She was a lifelong Monroe County resident. With her first husband, Perry Gorbet, she farmed north of Tomah for man years. He died in 1957, and she was married to Julius Nelson in 1961. He died in 1971.

Surviving are a brother, Chester Vroman, rural Tomah; and two sisters, Mrs. Milo PUrdy, Tomah; and Mrs. Oscar Heser, Grays Lake, Ill.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ninneman Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. today.


Wisconsin State Journal
Wednesday 10 May 1972
page 4, section 5

OBITUARIES

LEWIS WINCHEL

Tomah --- Lewis Winchel, 47, died Monday (May 8, 1972) in a Tomah hospital after a long illness. He married June Giesler in 1948. He was a steam fitter at the Tomah Veterans Hospital. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a pst commander of the Tomah American Legion. Surviving in Madison is a daughter, Mrs. John Landmann, 1169 Petra Pl. Also surviving are his wife; two sons, Terry and Dennis, both at home; and another daughter, Kay, at home; his mother, Mrs. Susie Winchel, Tomah; and two sisters, Mrs. Ermegeane Steinmetz and Mrs. Verlyn Vandervort, both of Tomah. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the church. Friends may call this afternoon and tonight at the Ninneman Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 8 tonight.


Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin
Sunday 15 May 1983
section 9, page 13

JOHNSON - VANDERVORT

Miss Susan Elizabeth Johnson and William Gale Vandervort were married Saturday in Covenant Presbyterian Church. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ward L. Johnson, 4030 Council Crest. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gale Vandervort, Evansville. The newly weds will live at 5160 Anton Drive. He is a salesman for Don Miller Pontiac. She is a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines.


Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 11 July 1987
Page 2 Section 3

DEATH NOTICES

Farra, Amos W.

LaValle/Wonewoc - Amos W. Farra, age 70, of rural LaValle, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 1987, at the Reedsburg Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; a son, Paul (Trudy) of Burlington, Wisconsin; four daughters, Beth (George) Jacobs of Tok, Alaska, Ruth Herrewig of Wonewoc, Mary (Gene) Buettner of North Pole, Alaska, and Lois (Jim) Watkins of Marion, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Leona Nelson of Austin, Texas; and two brothers, A. L. (Alma) Farra of Edgerton, and Russel (Violet) Farra of LaValle. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 1987, at the Valton Wesleyan Church with Reverend Toger M. Budde officiating. Burial will be in the Oaks Cemetery, rural LaValle. Friends may call from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Thompson Funeral Home, Wonewoc, and after 9:00 a.m. on Monday at the church.


Wisconsin State Journal
Tuesday 6 February 1951
Page 6, section 1

MILLER-NELSON

Hillsboro -- Mrs. Leona G. Miller, daughter of Mrs. Elzina Farra, Hillsboro, became the bride of Wallace H. Nelson, Tomah, on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Wesleyan Methodist chapel at Hillsboro, the Rev. Isaiah Butcher officiated. The bride wore a bright blue dress and a corsage of roses. Mrs. Alma Farra, who was her sister-in-law's matron of honor, wore a blue crepe dress, also, and a corsage of roses. Mr. Nelson was attended by Arthur L. Farra of Hillsboro, brother of the bride. James Miller, son of the bride, and Arthur Farra, a nephew, were the ushers. A reception was held in the high school auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson will reside in Tomah after June 1. Until then they will reside at Hillsboro.


The Capital Times, Friday, 13 April 1990
Madison, Wisconsin
page 4C DEATH NOTICES

Gleck, Beatrice L. "Bea"

DENZER/NORTH FREEDOM

Beatrice L. "Bea" Gieck, age 63, of Honey Creek Township, died on Tuesday, April 10, 1990, at the Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 3, 1926, in Excelsior Township, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of the late Gustav and Mildred (Curry) Kleinschmidt. She married Harvey C. Gieck on September 27, 1946, in North Freedom. She was a member of the Denzer United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Harvey; five children, Elaine Blech of Portage, Butch (Mary" Gieck of North Freedom, Lorraine (Gale) Thompson of Denzer, Doris Ann Gieck of Watertown, and Archie Gieck of Denzer; eight grandchildren; a sister Bernice (Ellsworth) Bloss of Rock Springs; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy; a son, Gary; and a grandson, Shane Blech. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 14, 1990, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Denzer. Pastor Thomas R. Ball will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on Friday, April 13, 1990, from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Gruber-Ellestad-Van Deventer Funeral Home, Prairie du Sac, and one hour prior to the time of services at the church.


Wisconsin State Journal
Wednesday, 7 February 1990, section 6C

Death Notices

Heser, Gerald

FLORIDA/STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN
Gerald Heser passed away on February 5, 1990, in Vero Beach Florida.
Funeral arrangements are pending.


Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin
Monday 26 February 1990, page 4D

KELLEY, Bonnie L

Richland Center --- Bonnie L. Kelley, age 56, of Richland Center, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 1990 at Meriter-Methodist Hospital in Madison. She was born on June 18, 1933 in Richland Center to Alvin and Leola (DeWitt) Vandervort. She had been Day Care Director for the Door Youth Center. Survivors include two sons, Fred (Michelle) Kelley of Monroe, Tim Kelley of Richland Center; her mother, Leola Vandervort of Richland; two granddaughters, Lacy Jo and Amber Kelley, and a grandson, Kyle Kelley, all of Monroe; a brother, Gale (Bea) Vandervort of Evansville; a sister, Wanda (Mel) Williams of Canyon City, Colorado; a special friend, Gordon Ewing of Richland Center; mother-in-law, Bernice Ray of Richland Center; several nieces; and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin; and a brother, William Alvin Vandervort. Service arrangements will be held at the Pratt Memorial Chaple at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28. Reverend Logan Holder will officiate, with burial in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pratt Chapel, and again from 8:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday. The family requests that flowers be omitted.


Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin
Thursday 20 August 1992, page 3B

VANDERVORT, Ronald M

Madison - Ronald M. Vandervort, age 48, of Madison, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 18, 1992. He was born on April 25, 1944, in Raleigh, North Carolina, the son of Miles and Jane Vandervort. He married Jane Bauman on August 13, 1966. Ron was employed with General Casualty of Wisconsin as a Commercial Accounts Specialsit for the last 20 years. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelors Degree in Business. Survivors include his wife, Jane; two children, Stuart of Fort Carson, Colorado, and Sarah of Madison; and two brothers, Robert (Yvonne) Vandervort of Madison, and Edward (Sue) Vandervort of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Augsut 20, 1992 at Bethany Evangelical Free church, 301 Riverside Drive, with the Reverend W. Peter Vander Hook officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Military graveside rites conducted by the Madison Area Veterans Council. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 19, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Gunderson Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Drive. Memorials may be made to the Bethany Evangelical Free Church.


Wisconsin State Journal
Sunday, 8 October 1995
section 6C - Death Notices

Heser, Beatrice H.

STOUGHTON/MADISON - Beatrice H. Heser, age 80, passed away at Skaalen Sunset Home in Stoughton, on Friday, October 6, 1995, after a short illness. The former Beatrice Sorenson was born in Madison to R. William and Mabel Sorenson on March 10, 1915. She married Gerald Heser in 1939. Beatrice was a graduate of the Wisconsin school for the Deaf in Delavan, Wisconsin and she was an active member of the Silent Lutheran Church in Madison. she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald in 1990; her parents and brother in law, Frank Vander Wegen. She is survived by two brothers, William (Gwen) Sorenson and Robert (Shirley) Sorenson, both of Madison; five sisters, Marge (Richard) Borchert of Jamestown, North Dakota, Mabel (Robert) Kapke of Blanchardville, Marian Vander Wegen of Madison, Donna Jean Sorenson of Madison and Elaine (Dean) Dutcher of Stoughton and many nieces and nephews. Services will be hdl at Silent Lutheran Church 1909 Huxley Street, Madison, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 1995. The Reverend Jessie A. Forest officiating. She will be missed greatly by her family and many friends. God bless you, Beatrice and now you will reign in Heaven with your husband, Gerald. We thank all the nursing staff in Unit one at Skaalen Sunset Home in Stoughton, for the great care and compassion they gave her while she was a resident there. Gunderson Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin
Thursday 17 June 1999, page 10A

Obituaries

VANDERVORT, LEOLA M.

Richland Center - Leola M. Vandervort, age 91, of Richland Center passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at the Pine Valley HRC. She was born in Brush Hollow, Vernon County, on March 4, 1908, the daughter of Levi and Sena (Thompson) DeWitt. Leola married the late Alvin L. Vandervort on December 20, 1925 in Winona, Minnesota. Leola was a life long member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include two children, Gale (Susie) Vandervort of Evansville, and Wanda Mae (Mel) Williams of Canyon City, Colorado; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Harris of Menomonee; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Leola was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; an infant son; a daughter, Bonnie; a grandson, and two brothers. Funeral services will be held at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jeanne Jones will officiate with burial in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call the Pratt memorial Chapel from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 1999. Memorials can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Richland Center.


Wisconsin State Journal
Tuesday, 20 June 2000
Death Notices

Kapke, Mabel Lorraine

BLANCHARDVILLE-Mabel Lorraine Kapke, age 74 of Blanchardville died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at her home in Blanchardville. She was born in Madison on February 27, 1926, to William Mabel (Johnson) Sorenson. She attended grade and high school in Madison. She was married on June 2, 1945, to Robert Alfred Kapke in Edgerton. During World War II, and before she was married she worked for Western Union delivering telegrams in Madison. She and Robert lived in several places in Wisconsin, most recently living in Edgerton, Albany, and in 1962, they moved to Blanchardville. In her younger years she enjoyed ice and roller-skating, She loved to fish, attend Softball games, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mabel is survived by her husband, Robert Kapke of Blanchardville; seven children, Roberta (Joe) Andrews of Apopka, Florida, Trudy (Neil) Blabaum of Mauston, Robert (Peggy) Kapke of Blanchardville, William (Deborah) Kapke of Clinton, Nancy (James) Uebersetzig of Cross Plains, Genevieve Kapke of Elroy and Norman Kapke of Blanchardville; four sisters, Majorie (Richard) Borchert of Jamestown, North Dakota, Marian VanderWegen of McFarland, Donna Sorenson of Madison, and Elaine (Dean) Dutcher of Stoughton; two brothers, William (Gwen) Sorenson of Cottage Grove and Robert (Shirley) Sorenson of Madison; many nieces and nephews; 30 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three grandchildren, Bobbi Jo, Brian and Billie Jo; a great-grandchild; Brittany Kieffer; and a sister, Beatrice Heser; two brothers-in-law, Gerald Heser and Frank VanderWegen. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at 1:00 p.m. at the Saether Funeral Home in Blanchardville. Reverend Mark Gruner of the Pecatonica Lutheran Parish will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens in Madison. Friends may call Wednesday morning from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Saether Funeral Home in Blanchardville.


Wisconsin Weekly Advocate
1901 February 21

BOY BLOWS OUT THE GAS
Mrs. Getman of Tomah and Her Two Children Overcome
NEARLY ASPHYXIATEDTheir First Experience with Illuminating Gas Almost Terminated Their Earthly Career.

Madison, Wis., February 20. (Special) Mrs. Getman of Tomah and her two sons, aged 16 and 10 years, had their first experience with gaslights last night at the Hotel Ogden, and it came near being their last experience with anything on earth.

All three occupied the same room, with two beds, and on retiring about 10 o'clock last night the oldest boy blew the gas out. About 3 o'clock this morning Night Clerk Martin Annen went upstairs to turn out some extra lights, and found a strong odor of gas coming from the room they occupied. He pounded on the door and called to the occupants until he succeeded in arousing the older boy sufficiently to get to the door and open it, and the clerk then opened a window and cleared the room of gas. The younger boy was nearly dead, and the mother was in a serious condition, but a physician succeeded in bringing them all through. 

(POSSIBLY Clara [English] Getman sons Robert Henry [b. 2/13/1889] and Willard Franklin [b. 10/12/1884]


Wisconsin State Journal
1903 February 26

Military Funeral at Tomah
Tomah, Wis., Feb. 25. -- (Special) -- Brice McMullen, a Spanish-American war veteran, was buried here Sunday, being given a military burial by Co. K of this city.


Tomah Herald
Tomah, Wisconsin
1906 February 23

News of An Old Settler

Most of our older settlers will remember Eli Rudd, long since dead, who put up a saw mill at what is called Rudd's on the west Wisconsin, now the Omaha R'y, a short distance north of Warrens, and sawed out millions of feet of lumber from the pine forest then standing in the southern part of Jackson and the northern part of Monroe counties. In a letter written to the Reesburg Old Settlers' Club by Mrs. Ann Fordham, now of Chatfield,Minn., she calls to our mind Eli and Dave Rudd, both of whom were well known in Tomah during the '60s and '70s, Eli, more especially for his activity in politics. She writes:

"When you spoke of the 'Fordham Bridge' my mind wandered back to the time, fifty-two years ago when we first settled there. Mr. Fordham was obliged to break a road from our dwelling place to the river bank, and as part of our land lay across the river, in the course of time we felt the necessity of byilding a temporary bridge. With the help of two neighbors, David and Eli Rudd, he soon had one built of stringers, that answered the purpose very well. As the road proved very convenient, the people living on the 'Narrows Prairie' began to use it in preference to the road formerly used, and in time it was made the main highway. The bridge was then rebuilt so as to be more substantial, but it always makes me feel very happy to think that the old place still bears the name of 'Fordham's Bridge.' "


The La Crosse Tribune
Monday 18 November 1912, page 2

Tomah, Wis.
Mr. Al Vandervort, formerly a prominent farmer in this vicinity, who now lives at Lemon, Mont., arrived here Wednesday from Chicago, where he has been shipping several carloads of stock.


The La Crosse Tribune Friday 6 December 1912, page 16


Tomah, Wis.
Mr. Alvin Vandervort of Bascom, Montana, who came here about a month ago to visit relatives, will leave Friday for his home.


The La Crosse Tribune
Tuesday 24 December 1912, page 2


Tomah, Wis.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vandervort arrived Thursday from Enderlin, N.D., and will spend Christmas holidays at his father's home in the western part of the city. They will then take a trip to Florida and the Panama canal.


The La Crosse Tribune
Monday 7 July 1913, page 2

Mrs. C. C. Ellis and three children of Milwaukee are visiting at the home of her grandfather, Mr. J. B. Vandervort.


Stevens Point Daily Journal
Wednesday 4 February 1914
front page

MRS. DEE JAY KELSEY
Pominent Local Lady Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. Dee Jay Kelsey, prominent for many years in church and temperance work in Stevens Point and a lady of wide acquaintance through-out the city, died at the family home, 402 Water street, at 12:07 o'clock this afternoon. Enlargement of the liver was the cause of death. Mrs. Kelsey became ill last Thanksgiving day but up to a short time before Christmas seemed to improve and at times was able to sit up. However, a relapse took place and her decline was gradual but steady. Eleven days ago all hopes for her recovery were abandoned and the end, since that time, was almost momentarily expected.

Miss Cora I. Sowle was born at Tomah, Wisconsin, June 27, 1861, and was married there to Mr. Kelsey April 12, 1882. The following spring Mr. and Mrs. Kelsey came to this city and here they have ever since made their home. Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Jay V., Mildred and Karl. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. H. V. Litchfield of Salona, Minn. and a half brother, Harvey Sowle, of Tomah. Mrs. Litchfield and Mrs. Orlando Sowle, the latter a sister-in-law of Mrs. Kelsey, from Dickinson, North Dakota, have been in the city for the last two weeks.

Mrs. Kelsey was a woman who, without neglecting the affairs of her home, to which she was greatly devoted, lent her influence for good to many worthy causes. She was a member of St. Paul's M. E. church and of its official board for several years. She served several terms as president of the Ladies Aid society and held numerous offices in the Woman's Foreign Missionary society. As a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union she was particularly active. She was county president of that organization for three terms, also served as local president, and two years ago she was a delegate to the National W.C.T.U. convention held at Milwaukee. She was also secretary of the Women's club for three terms.

Mrs. Kelsey has the distinction of being the first person to camp on what is now Maple Beach, a few miles up the river, and also gave that popular resort its name. While in illl health twenty-one years ago she established a camp there and each summer thereafter for seventeen years spent a part of her time at the Beach.

Mrs. Kelsey will be greatly missed by friends not alone in Stevens Point but elsewhere. Ever working for the right as she saw it and taking a kindly interest in those about her she was held in affection by every acquaintance.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon. Services will be conducted at St. Paul's M. E. church at 2 o'clock by Rev. C. R. Montague, preceding which there will be a prayer at the residence.


La Crosse Tribune
Wednesday 25 August 1915, page 4

Tomah, Wis.
A guardian was appointed for Cornelius Vandervort in the Spring. He made application in today's court to have the guardian removed. The case was left over until Friday.


La Crosse Tribune
Tuesday 6 October 1915, page 9

Tomah, Wis.

Vandervort Injured

Luth Vandervort was injured on Tuesday morning while working on the new Tunnel City road. Mr. Vandervort is employed by the McMullen and Sweet dray line. He was working with the team and scraper and as he emptied the scraper and threw it back it struck him in the stomach. A physician was called immediately and he was removed to his home.


Tuesday 6 October 1915 
page 9

Tomah, Wis.
Local and Personal
Mrs. William McMullen, Sr., died at her home Monday night at the age of eighty-one years. Mrs. McMullen has been in failing health for some time.


La Crosse Tribune, Thursday 16 September 1915, page 4

Hiram H. Hinds of Galesville Succumbs to Paralytic Seizure While in Tunnel City

While attending to business matters at Tunnel City, Wis., Hiram H. Hinds of Galesville, was stricken with paralysis which culminated fatally at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning. Mr. Hinds was 73 years og age. Mr. Hinds is survived by his wife and four children: Herbert Hinds of Tunnel City, Will Hinds of Tomah, Mrs. William Lowrie of Rock Falls, Ill., and Elmer C. Hinds of La Crosse. Funeral services will be held t the residence of Elmer C. Hinds, 1331 Redfield street, at half-past two Saturday afternoon. Rev. Benjamin Thomas of the Presbyterian church at Galesville will officiate and burial will be made in Oak Grove cemetery.


La Crosse Tribune
Thursday 27 April 1916
Page 2

"Potato King" Dies At Warrens

Thomas D. Mosely Held the Honor of Being the First White Child Born in Sparta

Tomah, Wis. April 27 (Special) Funeral services for Thomas D. Mosely were held at Warrens, Wis., Wednesday, April 26. Thomas Mosely was the first child born in Sparta - February 16, 1854. His parents Alonzo and Eunice (Hunt) Mosely, came from Cattargus county, N. Y., in 1952, when there were only three log houses in Sparta.

Mr. Mosely has lived in Warrens for thirty-seven years, and was known as the "potato King". He was one of the best known farmers in Monroe county - not because of an aptitude for farming - but because with American skill he gained concrete knowledge of farming with an inherent business instinct.

The ranch of one thousand acres situated in the cut-over district of the pine belt near Millston was profitably used by him for the pasturing of cattle and is still known as the "Mosely Ranch". His mind grasped all projects in a vast way and assimilated them to human needs. He was more than a "potato king".

Mr. Mosely was ill only three days, passing away on Monday, April 24, with pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and six children - Harry and Harland at home, Archie near Sparta, Mrs. Morse of Warrens, Mrs. Arity living near Tomah, and Selma at home. Two brothers and three sisters also survive - Dr. Mosely of Michigan, Arthur G. of Black River Falls, Mrs. T. S. Kelly of Tomah, Mrs. Richards of Minot, N. D., and Mrs. Woodworth of Black River Falls.

The funeral service was in charge of the Masonic order of which the diseased was a member. Rev. Gibson of the Warrens Baptist church, preaching the funeral sermon.

Mr. Mosely was also a member of the Modern Woodmen and the Woodmen of the World

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Parker J. Mosely of Milwaukee; Grant Hunt and Mrs. Tarr of Chetek, and Mrs. Reynolds of Cumberland.


La Crosse Tribune, 1 January 1916

TUNNEL CITY MAN FOUND DEAD NEAR HOME YESTERDAY
Thrown from Buggy Drawn by Three Year Old Colt; Last Seen in Tunnel City Thursday Evening

TOMAH, Wis., Jan. 1 - (Special) - Mr. Joe McMullen, a resident of Tomah for a number of year, now residing on a farm in Tunnel City; was found dead in the road a short distance from Tunnel City on Friday morning. Mr. McMullen was last seen in Tunnel City about 7 o'clock on Thursday evening. He started for home, driving a three year old colt. He was thrown out of the buggy near the home of his brother-in-law. The buggy was smashed to pieces, and the horse went home, with all of the harness, even the bridle, torn off. The rural mail carrier discovered the body lying in the road at an early hour Friday morning. Mr. McMullen was survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Westphal. A number of relatives live in Tomah. 


La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Wednesday 9 January 1918, page 8

MRS. FRANK HILES BURIED

Sparta, Wis. - (Special) - Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Hiles, who died at her Leon home January 4, were conducted Sunday, January 6, by Rev. Wilbur T. Tomlinson, and burial was in the Leon cemetery.

Mrs. Hiles, formerly Miss Thurston, was born in Farmers Valley, November 21, 1884. Her marriage to Mr. hiles occurred March 23, 1884. To the eleven children were born, three of whom died in infancy. She is survived by her husband, eight children, her mother, Mrs. Thurston, two sisters, Mrs. Edward Gablar and Miss Hazel Thurston, and a brother, William Thurston.

Mrs. Hiles' death was caused from a seige of pneumonia.


La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Wednesday 19 February 1919, page 9

SAMUEL WODLIFF PASSES

Samuel Woodliff died at the county farm, February 14, from an illness with pneumonia, at the age of 80 years. He was buried in the Farmers Valley cemetery, February 15.


La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Sunday 19 December 1920, page 12

ELSIE VANDERVORT BECOMES THE BRIDE OF REUBEN RODER

Tomah, Wis. (Special) Miss Elsie Vandervort, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Vandervort and Mr. Reuben Roder, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Roder, both of this city, were united in marriage on Saturday evening at eight o'clock. Rev. G. M. Willett read the marriage lines in the present of the immediate relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties. Following the ceremony a reception and dinner were given the bridal pair at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vandervort. After a wedding journey, Mr. and Mrs. Roder will be at home to their friends.


La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Sunday 1 November 1920, page 2

FERN AND FORREST SOWLE CELEBRATE DOUBLE BIRTHDAY

Tomah, Wis. - On Thursday, October 28, a family reunion was held at the home of Mr. Harvey Sowle to celebrate the twenty-first birthday of the youngest children, Miss Fern and Mr. Forrest Sowle. Thirty-five relatives were in attendance at the celebration, coming from various parts of Monroe county for the event. Supper and a social evening featured the affair, which was an important anniversary in the history of the Sowle family.


La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Monday 21 February 1921, page 6

Lorel Vandervort of Black River Falls and Miss Phelps of Monroe county were married on February 16 at the home of Eugene Vandervort of Union Valley. One hundred friends and relatives witnessed the ceremony and enjoyed the dinner and reception tendered the bridal pair.


La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Saturday 3 September 1921
page 6

SPARTA TAXI DRIVER FINED; DROVE MOTOR WHILE INTOXICATED
Cabby Arrested by Bangor Deputy Sheriff: Goes to Jail When Unable to Pay 
Fine

Albert Hiles, Sparta taxi driver, was fined $50 and costs, amounting to $11.24, by County Judge Brindley Saturday morning on charges of driving an auto in Bangor while intoxicated.

Hiles told the judge he had no money to pay the fine and costs so he was sent to the county jail for 30 days, to remain there until the sentence expires or he raises the price of the fine.

The taxi driver was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Wright of Bangor. He declared Hiles drove down the main street of the town, his car wobbling and zigzagging from side to side, and ended by running into a hole and upsetting. Two other men with Hiles were arrested and fined in Bangor on charges of intoxication.


La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Wednesday Evening 10 April 1940, page 7

RELATIVES GATHER TO FETE NORWALK COUPLE

Norwalk, Wis. (Special) Sunday a number of relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodliff to help them celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. After a dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Woodliff were presented with a purse of money and two pictures. Their daughters, Mrs. Frank Winske and Mrs. Almon Nelson presented them with a two-tier wedding cake which was baked and decorated by Mrs. Orin Oliver. The afternoon was spent in singing, playing games and a program of entertainment.

Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodliff Jr., and daughter Inez, and Mr. and Mrs. Byron Woodliff of Kendall, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Shove and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Shove and son Sydney of Onalaska, Mrs. Almon Nelson of La Crosse, Mrs. Len Fuller of Clear Lake, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Earl Woodliff and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Prochaska of Tomah, and Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Woodliff, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Seekamp and Ralph, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Seekamp and family, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Woodliff and family, Mrs. Orin Oliver, Lenora and Ronald, Mr. and Mrs. Frank winske and son Donald, and Charles Pileponis, all of Norwalk.


The La Crosse Tribune
Thursday 25 October 1945
page 16 column 1

Former Indianans Marry In Tomah

Sparta, Wis. - (special) - Viola Jacuane of Richmond, Ind., and Sgt. Don E. Dickinson of Tomah were married at St. Mary's Catholic church, Tomah, Oct. 20 at eight o'clock mass by the Rev. John Brudermanns. Attending were Ida Jacuane of Richmond and Lieut. Dwaine Dickinson.

Bride and sister-bridesmaid wore gray suits and hats. The former's corsage was an orchid and the latter were gardenias.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jacuane came from Richmond for their daughter's wedding and other out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. John Pecaro and daughter Prudence, Miss Musa Dickinson and Robert Larsen of Chicago. Dinner was at the home of the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Dickinson, and the couple left for Chicago to spend a week.
Bride and bridegroom are graduates of the Richmond high school, class of 1942. The bridegroom was attending Indiana State teachers college at Terre Haute when he enlisted. He has been overseas a year and a half and expects to be discharged after he returns to the Marine air base at El Toro, Santa Ana, Calif. The bride has been employed in the office of the Crosley corporation, Richmond.


The La Crosse Tribune
Friday Evening 19 April 1946, page 14

RAY WOODLIFF

Sparta, Wis. (Special) Funeral services for Ray Woodliff, Schabonna, Ill., will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Lanham's mortuary. The Rev. A. E. Fredericks will officiate and burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery. Woodliff, twin brother of Roy Woodliff, Sparta, died at a La Crosse hospital Wednesday night.


The La Crosse Tribune
Thursday Evening 21 November 1946

TOMAH VOWS JOIN INEZ WOODLIFF, FRED BEHRENS

Sparta, Wis. (Special) Vows uniting Inez Leona Woodliff and Frederick Behrens, Jr., Kendall bride and Tomah bridegroom, were taken at St. Paul's Lutheran church in the latter city Wednesday afternoon at two.

For the serivce performed by the Rev. Schaller the bride work long-trained white brocaded taffeta and net, her short fingertip veil held in a Juliet cap of orange-blossoms and net. Gladioli in her bouquet were in the bridal white. Shirley Behrens, maid of honor for her cousin's bride, and Mrs. Byron Woodliff, bridal matron for her sister-in-law, wore pink and blue silk organdie with matching veils and carried pink and white pompons. Ruth Kamrath, flower girl in pink net over blue, carried a small colonial bouquet of pink and white pompons. John A. Behrens and Byron Woodliff, brothers of the couple, were groomsmen and Darrel Von Haden, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.

Mrs. Schaller and Lois Schaller were vocalists for the ceremony. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodliff, Kendall, was in white, pink and blue for the dinner served to 40 in honor of their son-in-law and daughter. Tomah guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Behrens, parents of the bridegroom, were Rev. and Mrs. Schaller and daughter Lois, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cramer. Others were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Von Haden and family, Norwalk; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kamrath and Charles and Miss Virginia Behrens, Camp Douglas; James Salisbury, Ervin Burkhalter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Doms, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Doms.

Mr. and Mrs. Behrens are to reside in Tomah, the bridegroom engaged in trucking and farming.


The La Crosse Tribune
Tuesday Evening 8 April 1947, page 16

THOMAS HILES

Sparta, Wis. - (special) - Thomas Hiles, 93, died Monday night. His funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Plummer funeral home and burial will be in Leon. survivors include his son, Albert; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


The La Crosse Tribune
Friday Evening 26 September 1947, page 13

GEORGE L. ZIEGLER

Norwalk, Wis. (Special) George L. Ziegler, 70, died at his home Saturday, Sept. 21. Surviving Ziegler are his wife, two sons, Myron of Norwalk, Elmer of Reedsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Inez Wooner of Wonewoc, Mrs. Evelyn Dyke of Gary Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. George Baumbach, Sparta; Mrs. L. P. Francis, Ralph, S.D.; Mrs. Roy Woodliff, Sparta; and Mrs. Fred Schaller of Norwalk; one brother, John, Norwalk. Four grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. T. Knopp at the St. Augustine's Catholic church, Wednesday, Sept. 24.


The La Crosse Tribune
Friday Evening 23 July 1948
Section Two Community News Section

At 96, David Hiles of Sparta Looks Ahead To 100th Birthday

Sparta, Wis. - (Special) - David Hiles chalked off another milestone on his century goal Friday, July 23, when he observed his 96yh birthday. Hiles, who is in good health, spend his time comfortably at the Emil Schultz farm home at Angelo, enjoying the compansionship of four other oldsters who make their home there.

Born July 23, 1852, in Ohio, Hiles came with his parents, Dan and Mary Hiles, to Wisconsin Dells when he was four year old. After spending one yeaer there, the family moved to a farm near Viroqua where they lived for 20 years. Hiles, althought he was only about eight years old, recalls the disastrous hurricane which raised havoc in Viroqua. He said their farm home, a distance from Viroqua, was spared.

Fourteen years of Hiles' young manhood were spent in the logging industry, in the Warrens area, employed by the George Warrens company in its mills. He also conducted logging operations in the Necedah and Saddle Mound areas.

Hiles was married to Sarah Edston, who died about 25 years ago. They established their home near Leon, where they farmed for several years.

(picture of David Hiles)

Hiles has lived to see great changes in the areas and recalls Sparta when it consisted of only a few wooden buildings located here. In good health, Hiles lives a quiet, retarded life and looks forward to his 100th birthday.

(apparently "retarded" meant something different in 1948?!)


The La Crosse Tribune
News for and about Women
Friday 12 March 1948 

APRIL WEDDING
Tomah, Wis. - (special) Mr. and Mrs. Earl Woodliff announce the engagement of their daughter Arlys, Chicago, to Dana L. Danbom, son of Mrs. Marie Danbom, Omaha, Nebr. The couple's wedding will be April 2 at Tomah.


The La Crosse Tribune
News for and about Women
Friday 12 March 1948 

Tomah Officers
Tomah, Wis. - (special) Evangelical United Brethren church Women's World Service society elected officers March 3. They are Mrs. Reuben Foth, president; Mrs. William Kuehl, vice-president; Mrs. Phil James, secretary; Mrs. Howard Falkner, treasurer.


The La Crosse Tribune
News for and about Women 
Monday 5 April 1948, page 7

Chicago Pair Takes Vows At Tomah

Tomah, Wis. - (special - Arlys Woodliff and Dana L. Danbom of Chicago came to the bride's home church here for their marriage Friday, the late afternoon Lutheran nuptials at St. Paul's performed by the Rev. Schaller. Floria Danbom, Newman Grove, Nebr., sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor, Earl Collins best man and usher. Bride and Bridegroom, daughter and son of Mrs. Earl Woodliff, Tomah, and Mrs. Marie Danbom, Omaha, stood in an Easter lily sanctuary setting augmented by palms and white gladioli. Frank Redeker was organist and Mrs. Schaller vocal soloist. Long-trained white of the bridal gown was slipper satin. Her fingertip veil of silk tulle edged with lace was held in a beaded tiara and the flowers of her bouquet were Easter lilies. Taffeta gowns of her attendants were pink for Gloria and aqua for Jean, their carnation bouquets of pink and yellow and their shoulder veils of tulle fastened with like flowers. Dinner at the Blue Bowl was for 80 and an evening reception was at the Woodliff home. Guests from away were the bridegroom's mother: Roma Danbom, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Anderson, Newman Grove; Mrs. Carl Redeenbaugh, Tabor, Ia., Alan Anderson, Buffalo, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Danbom will be at home in mid-April at 902 West Grace street, Chicago, the bridegroom with the U.S. Air Force. Girls of the Paramount Tall club, Chicago, were pre-nuptial hostesses.


The La Crosse Tribune
22 July 1949
Community News Section
Section Two, Page 1

Angelo Man, Now 97, Expects To Hit Century Mark In Strike

Angelo, Wis. - (Special) Still hale and hearty and enjoying his declining years, David Hiles will observe his 97th birthday Saturday, one step nearer his century goal. Hiles, who lives at the home of Emil Schultz at Angelo, Monroe County, spends his time in the company with other oldsters living at the home.

He has lost none of his mental keanness and recalls with accuracy his early childhood. He remembers the Viroqua hurricane which leveled a considerable part of the city. Hiles' farm home near the city was spared however. Fourteen years of his maturity were spent in the logging industry in the Warrens, Necedah and Saddle Mound areas.

Hiles came to Sparta in his early manhood and remembers the city when it consisted of only a few wooden buildings.

Born July 23, 1852 in Ohio, he came to Wisconsin with his parents, Dan and Mary Hiles, when he was four years old, settling at Wisconsin Dells. After a year there the family moved to Viroqua where they lived 20 years.

(picture)
David Hiles
Hiles married Sarah Edston [Edgerton] and they farmed in the town of Leon near Sparta. Mrs. hiles died about 25 years ago.


The La Crosse Tribune
Tuesday 11 April 1950, page 8

(picture of Xena Cade)
Spart, Wis. (Special) Mrs. Anna Cade, 106 Morse street, announces the engagement of her daughter, Xena to Kyle Kenyon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kenyon, 600 Glendale avenue, Tomah, Wis. Miss Cade will be graduated from the University of Wisconsin school of education in June. Mr. Kenyon is enrolled in the University of Wisconsin law school.


The La Crosse Tribune 
11 April 1950
Section Two - page 1

Tomah High Graduation Set

Tomah, Wis. - (Special) A class of 135 will be graduated on June 2 according to an announcement by E. J. McKean, Superintendent of Tomah public schools. Barbara Reisenauer with a four year grade of 97 will be valedictorian. Evelyn Nelson with a grade of 96.14 is salutatorian.

Ranking students include Anne Dicksinson, 96.93: Leland Hedding, 95.71: Ivan Witt, 95.5: Kathleen Kenyon, 95.43: Sally Vroman, 95.29: Lyda Lea Cline, (5.25: Bonnie Siver, 95.07: Jacqueline Thouvenell, 94.64.


The La Crosse Tribune
Thursday 6 April 1950
page 11

WOODLIFFS MARK GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodliff, 1850 Travis street, observed their golden wedding anniversary April 4 at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Almon Nelson, with whom they reside. Mr. Woodliff is 87 and his wife 77. Both were born in Norwalk, the family farms joining and they lived at Norwalk until two years ago when they came here to reside. Mrs. Woodliff is the former Bertha Gerred and the couple was married April 4, 1900 at her parents' home by the Rev. Henry Best, Methodist minister.

Their children are Mrs. Nelson (Vella Idell) and Mrs. John Seidel (Laura Marie) both of La Crosse; Harvey, Lamspon, Wis.; Frederick, Jr., Tomah; Mrs. Lou Fuller (Blanche) Clear Lake Ia. They have nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Informal open house for them is being held throughout the week.


The La Crosse Tribune
Friday 7 April 1950, page 8

FREDERICK WOODLIFF

Norwalk, Wis. (Special) Frederic Woodliff, Sr., 87, died Wednesday in a local hospital. Woodliff was born in Norwalk in 1862. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Harvey, Lampson, Wis.; and Fred, Tomah; three daughters, Mrs. Louis (Blanche) Fuller, Clear Lake, Ia., Mrs. Almon (Velia) Nelson and Mrs. John (Marie) Seidel, both of La Crosse; one brother, Alfred. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lanham's mortuary in Sparta, the Rev. Charles Whitney officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Home cemetery, Norwalk.


The La Crosse Tribune
Friday Evening 4 August 1950
front page

GUNSHOT FATAL TO TOMAH BOY
Coroner Declares Death Accidental

Tomah, Wis. (Special) Roger Noth, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Noth, Tomah, died Thursday while enroute to a Sparta hospital from wounds received when a .32 caliber revolver discharged. The bullet passed through his left arm and lodged near his heart. The death of the youth was termed accidental by Coroner M. J. Lanham, who said the gun was discharged while it was being handled by the victim's cousin, Darrell Verweibe, 14, Kendall, who had come to the Noth home. Verweibe helped Roger ccelebrate his birthday the day before the accident.

The revolver had been locked in a gun case, but the boys had found the keys and also ammunition stored in the same location.

Ken Peth and Earl Woodliff heard the shot while in Woodliff's grocery and came to Roger's immediate aid. The accident occurred upstairs and Roger, though mortally wounded, was able to go downstairs and report the accident to his mother.
Roger is survived by his parents and two younger brothers, Dean and Allan. Funeral services will be held sunday with burial in the south Ridge cemetery.


The La Crosse Tribune
Sunday 23 July 1950
page 12

Methodist Parsonage Pair at Tomah

Tomah, Wis. (Special) Jeanette Norma Kenyon and Frank A. Storkel were married at the Methodist parsonage Wednesday, July 19, by the Rev. Harvey E. Schall, the vows at 7 p.m. for daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kenyon, 600 Glendale avenue, and Mrs. Hulda Storkel, 514 Hollister avenue. Mrs. Harvey Sowle and Kyle Kenyon, brother attended.

With her pale-yellow net and taffeta street-length dress the bride wore a corsage of pink rosebuds and the bridesmaids had like flowers for an aqua costume. A reception was held at the Legion hall and the couple left on a northern Wisconsin motor trip. Their home is to be at 514 Hollister avenue, the bridegroom proprietor of a hardware store. Mrs. Veva Von der Ohe and Mrs. Harvey Sowle gave prenuptial showers for the bride.


The La Crosse Tribune
Sunday 23 July 1950
page 12

La Crosse Bride's Home on Tomah Farm

Mabel Lucille Polley and Elmer F. Ziegler were married at Asbury Methodist church July 6 by the Rev. Winslow Wilson, the two daughter and son of Mrs. Minta White, 2016 - 13th Place, and Mr. and Mrs. George Ziegler, Tomah, Wis., R. 4.

Attending were Evelyn Ziegler and Mrs. George Starch, sisters of the bridegroom, Mary Lou Polley and Betty Jean Neibuhr, daughter and niece of the bride, as maid of honor, bridesmaid, junior bridesmaid and flower girl, Elmer Martin as best man, George Starch as groomsman.

Peonies were on the alter, Mrs. Frances Spangler was organist and Mrs. John Halverson vocal soloist.
(skpped flower and clothes description)

A reception for a hundred was held at the VFW clubrooms, the out of town guests Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frazier and Mrs. Dolan, Encino, Calif.: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sherwin, Sparta: Mrs. Lula Whitney, Mrs. Fraine Whitney and children, Minneapolis: Mrs. Belle Kitto, Tower, Minn.: Mrs. Matilda Holberg, Sparta: Louis Thompson, Viroqua: Mr. and Mrs. Hans Christianson and Bobby, Westby: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ziegler, Vernon: Roland and Francis, Messrs. and Mmes. Jack Ziegler, Harry Gamble, Alven Gamble and Eldon Stendahl, and Miss Ida Schlaver, Rockland: Mr. and Mrs. George, Tomah: Nancy Hagedorn, Two Rivers.

Mr. and Mrs. Ziegler are residing on a farm at Tomah after a northern Wisconsin trip. Giving prenuptial showers for the bride were Mrs. Minta White, Mrs. Walter Niebuhr, Mrs. Lloyd White, Mrs. George Starch, Evelyn Ziegler, Edna Trondson, Dorothy Schizel and Marion Coney.


The La Crosse Tribune
Sunday 7 October 1951
page 18

PIONEER TURNS 91 AT SPARTA 
(picture of Alfred Woodliff)

Sparta, Wis. (Special) Alfred Woodliff, who has spent his entire life in this vicinity, reached his 91st birthday Saturday. He lives with his only son, Roy Woodliff. Woodliff was born in the town of Ridgeville, one mile northeast of Norwalk Oct 6, 1860. He farmed in that area until he moved to Sparta in 1915. Woodliff married Elizabeth Downey in June, 1883. His wife died Nov. 27, 1945. They had two sons, Roy and Ray, twins, and the latter died in April 1946. He also has a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jessie Weber of Sparta. Woodliff has nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He had two grandsons in military service, Col. Clifford Woodliff, who is overseas in Japan, and M. Sgt. Merle Woodliff. A great-grandson, Charles is also in the service. Woodliff is in good health and makes weekly trips to the business section of Sparta for a shave. On a recent trip he walked the entire distance, which is more than one mile from the home of his son Roy near the Mount Hope Cemetery. Since the death of his wife, he has lived with his son.


Wisconsin State Journal
Monday 30 June 1952
page 6, section 2

(picture)
ALFRED WOODLIFF RITES

Sparta - Funeral services for Alfred Woodliff, 92, who died Friday at the home of his son Roy, Sparta, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lanham funeral home with the Rev. A. E. Frederick officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Mr. Woodliff was born in the town of Ridgeville and farmed in that area until he retired and moved to Sparta in 1915. He was married to the former Elizabeth Downey, who died in 1945. He survived by his son; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jessie Weber, Sparta; nine grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.


Wisconsin State journal
Thursday 27 March 1952
page 12, section 1

MRS. WOODLIFF RITES

Sparta - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Woodliff, 79, who died Saturday in a Sparta hospital, were held Tuesday in St. Jacob's Lutheran church, Norwalk. Mrs. Woodliff is survived by two sons, Earl, Tomah and Percy, Norwalk.


The La Crosse Tribune
Wednesday 5 January 1959
page 9

Ruth Arity, Pfc. Hancock In Tomah Vows

Tomah, Wis. (Special) In a candlelight service Dec. 31 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, Ruth Elaine Arity exchanged nuptial vows with Pfc. Martin R. Hancock. The Rev. C. E. Berg performed the four o-clock ceremony. the bride had American beauty roses on her gray gabardine suit with navy accessories and her attendant, Carol Nancock, wore a similar suit with brown accents and corsage of pink feathered carnations and rosebuds. Kermit Helmke served the bridegroom as best man and music was by Phyllis and Lois Kortbein, vocalists, and Mrs. Ruben Roscovious, organist. Dinner for 26 was at the home of the bridegroom's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hancock, R. 4, Tomah, with the bride's father, James V. Arity, 915 Oak street, Tomah, among the guests. Those from away were Marjorie Arity, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Past Arity, Baraboo; Mr. and Mrs. Don Arity, Chicago. Other guests were Rev. Berg, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hancock and Carol; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hancock; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hancock; Mr. and Mrs. William F. Rieke; Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Rieke and Mary Beth; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Meyer and family; Marlene Ludeking. The couple is at home at Belleville, Ill., where the bridegroom is stationed with the army air force. Prenuptial hostesses were Mr. Arthur Meyer and Mrs. Ralph Pingel.


Wisconsin State Journal
Sunday 5 June 1960
section 4, page 3

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Sparta - Mr. and Mrs. Roy Woodliff, Sparta, will observe their golden wedding anniversary today at their home, 1105 Jefferson ave., Sparta. After a family dinner at noon, Mr. and Mrs. Woodliff invite their friends to call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The anniversary date is May 17, but the celebration was delayed to permit two sons, who are in military service to attend. They are Col. Clifford Woodliff, Ft. Meade, Md., and M. Sgt. Merrill Woodliff, Ft. Riley, Kans.


Wisconsin State Journal
Friday 12 February 1960
Section 2 page 3

HONORED

The 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William North, Warrens, was observed Saturday at the VFW hall, Tomah. They were married Feb. 10, 1900, Mrs. North is the former Malinda Payne. They lived in Ladysmith and they moved to Warrens 10 years ago from the Cataract area.

The Norths have 11 children, Mrs. Lewis Larson, Stoughton; Mrs. Charles Franklin, Mrs. Harley Gilbertson, and Mrs. Curtis Gilberson, Beloit; Mrs. Clara Gorbet, Millston; Wesley, Albert, and Melvin, Beloit; Oscar, Sparta; John, Cataract; and Orville, at home. There are 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
(picture of Mr. and Mrs. North)


The Capital Times
Friday 18 November 1960
page 13

Lois Gorbet Engaged to Kenneth L. Conradson

The engagement of Miss Lois Colleen Gorbet to Kenneth L. Conradson is revealed by her mother, Mrs. Ray Gorbet, Millston. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Conradson, Beloit


Wisconsin State Journal
Tuesday 28 November 1961
section 2, page 3

60 YEARS

Mr. and Mrs. George Phelps, Sparta, observed their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 20. On Nov. 19 a dinner for relatives and friends was served at the Methodist Church. On Thanksgiving Day they were guests at the home of their granddaughter, Mrs. Lenwood Lewis, and her sons, Jeffrey and Rodney, Tomah. They have two daughters, Mrs. Laurel Vandervort, Tomah, and Mrs. Ernest Sugg, La Crosse; one granddaughter and two great-grandsons.


Wisconsin State Journal DONE
Wednesday 10 May 1972
page 4, section 5

OBITUARIES
LEWIS WINCHEL

Tomah --- Lewis Winchel, 47, died Monday (May 8, 1972) in a Tomah hospital after a long illness. He married June Giesler in 1948. He was a steam fitter at the Tomah Veterans Hospital.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a pst commander of the Tomah American Legion.

Surviving in Madison is a daughter, Mrs. John Landmann, 1169 Petra Pl.

Also surviving are his wife; two sons, Terry and Dennis, both at home; and another daughter, Kay, at home; his mother, Mrs. Susie Winchel, Tomah; and two sisters, Mrs. Ermegeane Steinmetz and Mrs. Verlyn Vandervort, both of Tomah.
The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the church. Friends may call this afternoon and tonight at the Ninneman Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 8 tonight.


 

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