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La Crosse Tribune
1909 August 4, Wednesday, page 4

Shutter's Body Sent Home

The remains of Eli Shutter, the man who expired at the La Crosse hospital as the result of injuries sustained by being run over by a Northwestern locomotive in the yards early yesterday morning, were shipped by Undertaker William Sawyer to his home in Tomah this noon. Burial services will be held there tomorrow afternoon. Interment being made in the Tomah cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

La Crosse Tribune
1909 August 6, Friday, page 9

Eli Shutter Laid to Rest

The remains of Mr. Eli Shutter were brought here from La Crosse Wednesday for burial Thursday. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon. Rev. C. E. Butters of the M. E. church at Viroqua officiating. Interment took place at Oak Grove cemetery.

Mr. Shutter was born in the town of Greenfield, Wis., in the year 1857. For a number of years he has run a business here, and was very popular with the people. He leaves an invalid wife, two sons, one daughter, two sisters and one brother.

La Crosse Tribune
1909 August 6, Friday, page 9


Tomah, Wis., Aug. 6 --- (Special) --- Miss Bertha Allingham, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Allingham, and Mr. Harry Getman were married on Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. J. G. Smith of the congregational church officiating. They were attended by the brother of the bride, Mr. John H. Allingham, and the sister of the groom, Miss Ethel Getman.

The bride was handsomely attired in white satin, and carried a bouquet of white roses. She has for some time clerked at the store of M. R. Strouse & Co.

Mr. Getman has been working as a lineman on the telephone and will continue in that business. They will make their future home in this city, living in the double house of Al. Switze.

The La Crosse Tribune
1910 February 2, Wednesday, page 7


Tomah, Wis., Feb. 1. --- (Special) --- The funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Gould who died Thursday morning at the Quigg residence, took place at Tunnel City cemetery Saturday. She died at 6 o'clock Thursday morning, at an advanced age, having been one of Tomah's oldest residents. A large concourse of friends and relatives attended the funeral, Rev. Haws of the Tunnel City church, of which she had for a long time been a member, officiating.

Mrs. Gould was born in Montreal, Canada, Dec. 24, 1831, where she lived for seven years, after which she moved to New York state, where she grew to womanhood. There she married Mr. Daniel Gould, after which they moved to Wisconsin. He preceded her by nearly twenty-four years.

La Crosse Tribune
1912 July 6, Saturday, page 2


A very pretty home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Vandervort Wednesday afternoon when their granddaughter, Miss Bessie Vandervort became the bride of Mr. Arthur Daniels of Sparta. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George B. Haskel of the Methodist Episcopal church. The bride was attended by Miss Miriam Root of this city and the groom by Mr. Floyd Vandervort of Enderline, South Dakota.

Mr. Clayton R. Rich and Miss Mary J. Winchell were married Wednesday, Rev. Jonathan G. Smith performing the ceremony.

La Crosse Tribune
1912 September 4, Wednesday, page 2


Tomah, Wis., Sept. 4 --- Isaac Vandervoort, a well known farmer of Monroe county, living five miles orth of Tomah, died at the home of his son Frank, who resides in the town of La Grange, Monday night. Deceased was born in New York state Sept. 9, 1834, and was 9 years old when he came to Wisconsin, settling near Waukesha in 1866 (might have meant 1846). He moved to Monroe county when the civil war broke out. Mr. Vandervoort offered his services to his country. He enlisted as a member of company L, First heavy artillery. He is a member of the G. A. R. Henry W. Cressy Post No. 42. He is survived by five sons and two daughters, Frank, Edwin, and Ode, who are farmers in this county; George of Layner, Vilas county, and Roy of osseo; Mrs. John Trapp of Tomah and Mrs. Chas. Dickenson of La Grange; also two brothers, Cornelius and James, and two sisters, Mrs. John Johnson and Mrs. Kinne, both of Tomah. The funeral will take place from the home of his son Frank, Thursday at 10:00 o'clock. Services will be held at the La Grange church, and interment will be at La Grange cemetery.

La Crosse Tribune
1912 September 4, Wednesday, page 2

The death of Hatty Peterson, daughter of Mr. C. D. Hall, occurred at their home on McLean avenue on Tuesday forenoon. Mrs. Peterson's health had been failing for some time. She returned to Tomah this spring from Denver, Col., hoping the change would be beneficial.

The La Crosse Tribune
1913 October 22, Wednesday, page 7

Tomah, Wis.

Word was received here of the death of Mrs. Henry Trabet, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Alton, at Wilton on Monday morning. Deceased was a resident of Tomah for some years past, but on account of failing health went to Wilton to spend the winter. Her husband was notified of her serious condition on Saturday evening and went to Wilton at once. She has also a son and three daughters who live in Wilton and vicinity. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at ten o'clock and the remains will be buried at Wilton.

The La Crosse Tribune
1913 October 22, Wednesday, page 7

The marriage of Mr. Herbert Sowle and Miss Lillie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sarney, who live in the west side of this city, occurred last Saturday evening, Oct. 18, at the congregational parsonage, Rev. J. G. Smith performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Sowle will make their home in Tomah. The groom is employed in the railroad shops.

The La Crosse Tribune
1914 July 24, Friday, page 12

Funeral of Old Resident Is Held at the Episcopal Church on Thursday

Tomah, Wis., July 24 --- The funeral of Mrs. Dundas Allingham was held Thursday morning from the Episcopal church, Rev. James Smith officiating. Mrs. Allingham was one of Tomah's highly respected women. She was born in the state of New York and came with her parents to Wisconsin when a child. She was married to Dundas Allingham in 1870 in the city of Tomah. She lived on a farm three miles south of this city for the past 40 years. She was always known as a very kind, charitable, Christian woman. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Lincoln, one son George, three brothers and six sisters. Interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

La Crosse Tribune
1914 September 19, Saturday, page 4

Charles Shutter and family are moving their household goods from 713 St. Paul street to Sparta.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1917 April 25, Wednesday, page 2

Mrs. Arthur Sherwood is Buried From Mother's Home in City

Tomah, Wis. --- (Special) --- The funeral of Mrs. Arthur Sherwood was held from the home of her mother, Mrs. Clara Getman, Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Hoisington officiating.

Mrs. Sherwood was formerly Edith Violet Getman, who was born in this community twenty-four years ago, and lived here until the time of her marriage to Arthur Sherwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Sherwood, four years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood then made their home in Mauston, where they lived until January of this year, when Mrs. Sherwood came to Tomah to spend the remainder of the winter with her mother.

She died here Friday morning, April 20. Mrs. Sherwood is survived by two small sons, John and Robert, her husband, her mother, two sisters and two brothers.

Those from out of the city who attended her funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Sherwood, Miss Marguerite Sherwood of Elkhart Lake, Wis., Edmund Sherwood of Chicago, Mrs. Kinsmore and Mr. Kinsmore of Tracey, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Holgate of Mauston, Rev. Link of Watertown, Miss Dorothy Galvin of Mauston, Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Fred Dix of Elroy, Mr. and Mrs. George Sherwood and Miss Anna Sherwood of Reedsburg, Miss Mary Randall of Mauston, Mrs. Geo. Krueger and Mrs. Heinke of La Crosse.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1917 August 21, Tuesday, page 6

District Attorney Decides No Inquest is Necessary
Heart Failure Causes Death

Sparta, Wis., Aug. 21 --- While riding in a wagon to Sparta from his farm in Purdy Valley on Saturday, and just after his wife had left the wagon to continue her trip in an automobile driven by relatives, John Goff died suddenly from either heart failure or a stroke of paralysis.

An investigation of the death by P. T. Abel, district attorney for Monroe county, brought to light no cause for an inquest.

Goff was found on the wagon tongue, back of the horses, just a short distance from where his wife had left the wagon. He was dead. His face was badly bruised. physicians were called. They said that death resulted from heart disease and that Goff had probably fallen from the wagon.

Funeral services were held this afternoon in Pleasant Valley. Rev. McTavish officiated. Goff is survived by his wife and several children.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1919 April 22, Tuesday, page 8


Tomah, Wis., April 22 --- (Special) --- James J. Jeffries, aged 86 years, a veteran of the civil war, died on April 17, at his home at Austin, Minn. He was for many years a resident of this city, and is very well known in Monroe county. He is survived by his widow and ten children, one of whom is Mrs. Frank Edgerton of Tomah.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1919 April 22, Tuesday, page 8


Tomah, Wis., April 22 --- (Special) --- George Franklin Hickox, aged 71 years, who was for thirty years a residet of Tomah, died on April 17, at Quincy, Ill., Soldiers' home, and was buried in Dansville Soldiers' cemetery. He served in the civil war in Company E, 63rd Illinois regiment, enlisting as soon as he was old enough. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Densmore of Warrens, Wis., and Mrs. Mary Dennis of Tomah.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1921 December 13, Tuesday, page 4

Miss Violet Shutter Becomes the Bride of David Kemp on Dec. 3 at Winona

Sparta, Wis. --- (Special) --- The marriage of David Kemp and Miss Violet Shutter took place, Saturday, December 3, at Winona. They will reside on Jefferson Avenue in the house recently vacated by the bridegroom's mother, Mrs. Pearl Pool Kemp, who has taken rooms in the Sidney Annex. Mr. Kemp is in the employ of the Lange Grocery company and Mrs. Kemp is employed in the Central telephone office. Their many friends extend congratulations and good wishes.

La Crosse Tribune
1923 July 8, Sunday, page 4


The marriage of Miss Hazel Janes of Sparta and Mr. Harold Vandervort, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lute Vandervort of Tomah were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents on June 30. Rev. Horth of Sparta read the marriage lines in the presence of the immediate families of the bridal pair. Mr. and Mrs. Vandervort will make their home in Tomah where the groom holds a responsible position with the Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Association. The bride is a graduate of Sparta high school and has for several years been employed in the Bank of Sparta.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1923 September 13, Thursday


Two suits for divorce have been filed in circuit court in the past 24 hours. Mrs. Regina Grupp seeks a divorce from William J. Grupp. The wife charges her husband with using vile language towards her and with physical violence. They were married in La Crosse June 17, 1908, and have three children.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1923 September 13, Thursday

Mrs. Eleanor McGinnis wants a divorce from James McGinnis, charging cruel and inhuman treatment, habitual drunkenness, failure to properly support the family and with desertion in April, 1923. They were married in Tomah in October 1898, and have four children.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1925 January 25, Sunday, page 3


Tomah, Wis. --- (Special) --- The death of Mrs. Anna McIntyre Vandervort occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. F. Brown of this city on Jan. 16. Deceased was born at Troy, N. Y., in 1846 and was a resident of Monroe county for more than half a century. She is survived by five children: Mrs. Brown of Tomah, Mrs. Dora Root of Grundy Center, Iowa, C. S. Vandervort of Ironwood, Mich., O. D. Vandervort of Bergville, Mich., and E. D. Vandervort of Superior, Wis. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in this city, Rev. G. W. Willett officiating, and interment was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Ceylon Stowell, a Civil war veteran, died on Jan. 10 in this city at the ripe age of seventy-nine years. Deceased came to Tomah from Lilbourn in 1910 following the death of his wife and resided with his daughter, Mrs. William Bolton. He is survived by ten children: Mrs. Elizabeth Sweet of Tomah, Mr. Jessee Stowell of Max, North Dakota, Mrs. Carrie Schnoor of Grand Lake, Colo., Mrs. Bolton of Tomah, Mr. Verdelle Stowell of Kilbourn, Mrs. Belle Kaufman of Grand Lake, Colo., Mrs. Mariette Phillips of Oxford, Wis., Mrs. Mercia Griesse of Adams, Wis., Mr. Jasper Stowell of Minot, South Dakota, Mr. Raymond Stowell of Camp Douglas.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1925 November 4, Wednesday, page 2


Tomah, Wis. --- Mr. and Mrs. John Purdy, Wisconsin pioneers, celebrated their fiftieth or golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, November 1, at their farm home near this city, in "Purdy Valley", named for them. All of their children, five in number, and twentyone grandchildren attended the celebration. A feature of the day was "A Story of Pioneer Days", told by Mr. and Mrs. Purdy for the pleasure and benefit of their grandchildren to whom the recital sounded quite like a fairy tale, so great has been the change since early times.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1932 January 28, Thursday, page 16

Standing room was at a premium Wednesday in the circuit court room when the case of J. W. Clausius vs. Vivian Shutter was continued. The state has closed its case, and the defense is putting its case before the public now. A signed statement was introduced, in which Miss Shutter confessed she appropriated currency and goods from the store to the amount $2525.02. Attorney Lambert Hanson, attorney for J. W. Clausius, made a statement about the bank account which was in her name and also in the name of her sweetheart. In the period from 1925 to 1931 Loren Austin, a bank official, testified the sum of about $5,800 had been banked in their checking account, and with a savings account, the amount totaled in the neighborhood of $6,300. The case will be continued Thursday and probably longer.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1932 January 29, Friday, page 4

Claims Confession Was Obtained By Authorities Under Duress

Sparta, Wis. --- (Special) --- Thursday morning the climax of interest in the Shutter embezzlement case was reached, when Miss Shutter took the stand and testified in her own defense.

She denied all allegations and stated that the statements taken from her as well as the confession which she signed had been obtained from her under duress while she was frightened and when she was threatened with arrest.

She further said that she had been promised that no action would be taken against her and while being "scared to death" signed the confession.

The examination of the defendant was completed Thursday afternoon, and Miss Shutter's fiancee, Moris Samb (could this be Lamb?), was then called. He and Miss Shutter had a joint bank account in the Monroe county bank. He testified that many times he had deposited money into the account from his earnings, which he said accounted for the fact that there was a difference between the bank account and Miss Shutter's earnings, and the amount of money that was banked in her name.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1934 October 28, Sunday, page 6

Mrs. George Purdy of Kelso, Wash. is spending some time with the families of George and William Goff.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1938 September 22, Thursday, page 10


Tomah, Wis. --- Funeral services for Harold Franz, who died in an automobile collision near Hope Sunday night, will be held Thursday. The Rev. Robert Johnson, former pastor of the Tomah Methodist church, will come from Superior to take part in the services.

Harold Franz was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Franz. He had lived all his life in Tomah and was graduated from the Miller school and Tomah high school. He attended Ripon college for two years where he was a member of Lambda Delta Alpha. He had attended the University of Wisconsin one year, majoring in chemical engineering.

He is survived by his parents, one brother, Howard and two sisters, Marjorie and Shirley.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1940 May 6, Monday, page 13


Tomah, Wis., --- (Special) --- Mrs. Frank Vandervort, 75, died Saturday afternoon at her home six miles north of Tomah after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Vandervort was born Oct. 17, 1865 at Tunnel City, Wis.

Survivors are her husband, two sons, Frank, Jr. and Leon of Tomah, and one daughter, Mrs. William Heinze of Portage: two sisters, Mrs. Byron Johnson, Tunnel City, Mrs. Henry Morse, Warrens, Mrs. Otis Purdy of Tomah: one brother, W. D. Woodard, Grand View, Wis.,

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church at 2 p.m., the Rev. Bernard C. Herrick officiating with interment in Oak Grove cemetery. W. R. Ninneman, undertaker, has charge of the funeral.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1941 January 23, Thursday, page 1

Floyd Shutter, Tomah Grocer, Dies In Crash
Head-On Collision Of His Auto With Train Occurs Near Angelo

Sparta, Wis. --- (Special) --- Floyd Shutter, 31, proprietor of a Tomah grocery store, was instantly killed early Thursday morning when his automobile was struck head-on by a Milwaukee passenger train near Angelo.

Shutter, alone at the time, had apparently become confused in seeking a short-cut to highway 12 east of Angelo according to the officer who investigated, and near the Si*** Creek crossing beyond the Angelo airport he turned up the railroad tracks instead of onto a road at his right. He drove down the track 2,200 feet, Sheriff Hallet T. Jenkens of Sparta said, before the train struck his car.

Neck Broken

The car was hurled backwards about 175 feet to the side of the tracks and Shutter was found partly out of the machine. His neck was broken and his throat cut. The sheriff said the bottom half of the steering wheel had been bent towards the dashboard by the impact of Shutter's body against it. Front of the car was demolished and the motor doubled up.

The accident happened between 1:10 a.m. and 1:15 a.m., railroad crew members said. The train backed into Sparta and notified the sheriff and Walter Ninneman, Tomah, Monroe county coroner. They, with Undersheriff Bert Johnson, went to the scene. Whether or not an inquest would be called was not immediately determined.

Had Been Bowling

The train is scheduled to pass through Sparta about 12:55 a.m. but was 12 minutes late, it was reported to the sheriff.

Shutter had come to Sparta with a Tomah team to bowl and afterwards said he was going to visit friends in Angelo enroute home. He had chosen a short-cut over a town road.

Shutter is survived by his wife, two sons, his mother, Mrs. Ann Shutter, and three brothers, Pearl and Ray of Tomah, Merle of Dodgeville.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1941 May 16, Friday, page 5

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tessman of Bangor, Wis., observed their 62nd wedding anniversary Wednesday. Mr. Tessman is 85 and his wife 83, both active in their garden this spring. Pictured with them are their children, Mrs. Edward Swerman, Mrs. Ernest Schroeder, Max Tessman and Mrs. Carl Fitzke. They have 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One son Emil is dead.

Mr. and Mrs. Tessman came to La Crosse from Germany with one child, Mrs. Schroeder, and have lived in the county ever since, first at Barre Mills, later in Burns, and now at the E. D. Schroeder home near Bangor.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
1941 August 1, Friday, page 3


Black River Falls, Wis. --- (Special) --- Samuel Samuelson, 70, who died at his home Tuesday night after a long illness due to an enlarged heart, was buried today.

He was born in Norway July 5, 1871, and came to America in 1884 where he was first engaged in farming. Later he had a butcher shop and restaurant in Northfield and one in Pigeon Falls. He moved with his family to this city in 1935.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Alpha Larvick, Madison, and Miss Eris Samuelson of this city, and two sons, Hilman Samuelson, Eau Claire, and Kenneth who is not in military service; two step-grandchildren, Thomas and John Vandervort, and one step-daughter, Doris Lou Samuelson, have made their home with him since he moved here.

Interment was made in the Northfield cemetery.

La Crosse Tribune
1946 June 16, Sunday, page 2


Tomah, Wis. --- (Special) --- Mrs. Leon Vandervort who successfully managed the high school cafeteria during the past year, is in charge of food preparation at Camp Wawbeek at Wisconsin Dells. The camp is maintained for the enjoymebt of handicapped children. Assisting her is her daughter Laura Lee who is acting as a waitress and her son Glenn who is acting as senior councilor.

La Crosse Tribune
1947, Tuesday, page 13

Leave For Coast

Black River Falls, Wis. --- (Special) --- Mrs. Samuel Samuelson and granddaughter, Doris Lou Samuelson have moved to their new home near San Francisco, Calif. Kenneth Samuelson came here from California to assist his mother in moving.

The La Crosse Tribune
1950 January 10, Tuesday, page 11


Herman Tessman, 94, retired farmer formerly of Burns township, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Minnie Schroeder, Bangor. He was born April 14, 1855, near Hanover, Germany.

His wife, Mary, died Aug. 23, 1942. One son, Emil also preceded him in death.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ed Swerman of Sparta, Mrs. Carl Fitzke of La Crosse and Mrs. Schroeder: one son, Max, Tomah: 17 grandchildren: and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Bangor. The Rev. A. Steubs will officiate. Burial will be in Burns cemetery.

Friends may call at the Schroeder home in Bangor, Wednesday evening. Fossum funeral home, Bangor, is in charge of arrangements.

La Crosse Tribune
1950 April 1, Saturday Evening, front page

Tomah Brother, Sister Die In Farm Tractor Accident
Vehicle Tips On Hillside; Pair Pinned
Two In Schroeder Family Are Killed instantly; Coroner Plans No Inquest

Tomah, Wis. --- (Special) --- Martin Schroeder, 17, and his seven-year-old sister, Margaret Ann, were killed instantly Friday afternoon when a tractor driven by Martin overturned.

The accident occurred on the Schroeder farm at Kirby, in the town of Grant, 12 miles north of Tomah.

Bodies of the two were discovered by their father, George Schroeder. Both were pinned underneath the vehicle.

Hit Dry Stretch

According to information gathered by Monroe county authorities, Martin had used the tractor in a woodlot Friday night. After the noon meal, Martin, accompanied by his sister, decided to drive the tractor back to the farm building area.

The tractor hit a slick stretch on an icy hillside and overturned.

Rescue operations were made difficult because of the condition of the highways and farmyard road. A group of neighbors and others aided in recovering the bodies.

The two victims were taken to the Ninneman Funeral home at Tomah. Funeral arrangements are still incomplete.

List Survivors

Martin and Margaret Ann are survived by their parents, one sister, Darlene, 21, and a brother, Virgil, 23.

Coroner M. J. Lanham has announced that there will not be an inquest.

La Crosse Tribune
1950 June 11, Sunday, page 12

Warrens Pair Celebrates 50th Wedding

Warrens, Wis. --- (Special) --- Mr. and Mrs. Jasper L. Allen celebrated their golden wedding anniversary June 7. Open house was observed the previous Sunday afternoon after the Allen family attended church services at the Baptist church.

The couple was honored at the church service by the Rev. Lawrence Janssen. A floral tribune from the ladies of the Mission circle was presented by their granddaughters, Sharon and Paula Walters of Tomah. Dinner was served by the Circle in the church basement.

All of their six children attended the celebration. They are Clyde, Black River Falls; Leo and Mrs. Edna Walters, Tomah; Mrs. Gladys Rich, Spooner; Mrs. Eleanor Vandervort, Racine; Edward, Warrens. Twelve of their 13 grandchildren also were present.

La Crosse Tribune
1950 November 22, Wednesday, page 9

Tomah Man Injured As Car Overturns

Sparta, Wis. --- (Special) --- Leonard Purdy, 32, Tomah, was brought to St. Mary's hospital late Tuesday afternoon with injuries he sustained when the car in which he was a passenger overturned on half mile east of Tomah. The car was driven by Allen Neas of Tomah, according to the report of Sheriff H. R. Biegel.

La Crosse Tribune
1951 August 15, Wednesday, page 18

A divorce was granted L. Marita Purdy, Tomah, from Leland Purdy, Thorpe, Wis., by Judge Lambert Hansen Monday on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. Custody of the couple's four children was granted to the mother. Judge Hansen ordered Purdy to pay $30 per week for the support of the children and $10 per week alimony.

La Crosse Tribune
1951 September 16, Sunday, page 12


Holmen, Wis. --- (Special) --- A family gathering was held at the Jacob Spangler home Sept. 9, honoring cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Richie Stubblefield, Anaconda, Mont. and Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Miller, Roseville, Calif.

Gathered were Mrs. Marcia Travis, Miss Minnie Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sacia, Galesville; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Houser, West Salem/ Mr. and Mrs. Ross La Fleur, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Halvorson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pitel, Kendall, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Purdy and Sharon, Tomah; Mr. and Mrs. Roger La Fleur, Eugene, Joan and Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Spangler, Michael and Timothy, Horicon, Wis.; Dwayne La Fleur and Sheldon Spangler.

Wisconsin State Journal
1969 February 19


Sparta --- Mrs. William Purdy, 74, died Monday (Feb. 17, 1969) in a Sparta hospital. Surviving in Madison are two daughters, Mrs. Douglas Christenson and Mrs. Earl Shutter.

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

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1909 November 15, Monday, page 7

Tomah, Wis., Nov. 15 (Special) The Rev. John G. Glaeser united in marriage last Wednesday, Nov. 10, Mr. Ewald Erdman of this city and Miss Mary E. Lobe, daughter of John Lobe of the town of Tomah. The happy event took place in St. Paul's Lutheran church at 8:30 p.m. in the presence of a large congregation. The young couple will reside in this city.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Sunday, May 23 1920, page 7

Mr. and Mrs. John Lobe of Minneapolis, Minn., have been visiting the latter's mother, Mrs. Nettie Sacia, enroute to Los Angeles, Calif., where they will make their future home.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1934 May 17, page 12

Earl Lobe, Tomah, is serving a six months jail sentence in the county jail for stealing merchandise from the Western Supply company. His father, Louis Lobe, paid a fine of $25 and costs, for receiving and concealing the stolen merchandise. The two were charged with stealing a truckload of merchandise.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1938 December 14, Wednesday, page 13

Funeral services for Erastus Heintz who was killed on highway 16 west of Oakdale Sunday afternoon were held Wednesday morning from St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. J. B. Brudermann's officiating. Survivors are a sister Mrs. Louis Lobe and one brother in Tomah.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1946 August 29 Thursday, page 4

Tomah, Wis. (Special) It has been learned that Mr. and Mrs. John Lobe, Hollywood, Calif., who made their first visit in 21 years to see Tomah relatives, were killed in an automobile crash near Rapid City, S.D., sunday on their return trip. They had visited in Tomah for two weeks and left Friday for the coast. They are survived by one daughter, Blanche, and son Charles, of Los Angeles.

Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin
1969 December 7, Sunday, section 4 page 8


Mrs. Juanita M. McCollough, 61, of 2630 Schofield St., died Saturday (Dec. 6, 1969) in a Madison hospital after an illness of several months. She was born in Tomah, and was a former resident of La Farge. She was a Madison resident for the past 10 years. Mrs. McCollough was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Orville Taylor, Cottage Grove, and Mrs. Donald Albert and Mrs. Carol Cornell, both of Dubuque, Ia.; three sons, of James, Vernon, Conn.; John, Rt. 1, Sun Prairie; and Lawrence, 3314 Hoover Dr.; three sisters, Mrs. Jesse Schultz and Mrs. Leo Von Haden, both of Tomah; and Mrs. Leo McGath, Milwaukee, two brothers, Gerald Alderman, Tomah, and Roy Alderman, Phoenix, Ariz.; and 21 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 a.m. (?) Tuesday in the church, 2460 Atwood Ave. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the Schroeder Funeral Home, 3325 E. Washington Ave., where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cashton.

Charles M. Sacia (1844-1909 born/died Wisconsin)

Charles M. Sacia, aged 62 years, died at his home two miles east of Angelo, Saturday night at 11 o'clock, death resulting from dropsy, caused by dilation of the heart. He had not been in good health for almost a year. He is survived by his wife, seven daughters and two sons, to whom is extended the sincere sympathy of friends and neighbors in their sorrow. Funeral services were held from the Angelo church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Brenner having charge of the services. Interment was made in the Angelo cemetery, S. C. Letson funeral director.

Wisconsin State Journal
4 January 1960, page 6


Black River Falls - At an open house Sunday afternoon for their immediate relatives, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Krohn, Black River Falls, announced the engagement of their daughter, Ann, to Richard L. Hilliker. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. leigh Hilliker, 5213 Spaanem Ave., Madison, formerly of Black River Falls. Miss Krohn is a senior in the University of Wisconsin School of Home Economics. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta and Phi Upsilon Omicron. Mr. Hilliker attended the University of Wisconsin for two years and is now enrolled in the University of Minnesota School of Forestry. The wedding will take place in August.

The La Crosse Tribune
Wednesday 5 May 1948

Tomah, Wis. (Special) Relatives and friends numbering 200 gathered at the Knights of Pythias hall Sunday, honoring Mr. and Mrs. Fred Purdy on their golden wedding anniversary. At noon 150 were served and others joined in the afternoon festivities.

Ada Greeno and Fred Purdy were married May 1, 1898, at Cataract by the bride's grandfather, Amos Cornelius Greeno, justice of the peace. They farmed in the Tomah area, moving from the town of Grant to Tomah 21 years ago. Mrs. Purdy was born in the town of Little Falls May 12, 1862, and Mr. Purdy in the town of La Grange Dec. 17, 1789.

They have four children, Mrs. Harold (Iva) hart and Mrs. Willard (Eva) Densmore, Tomah; Hugh, Beloit; Mrs. Leonard (Vera) Wilde, Tomah. They have 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Among the guests Sunday was Elizabeth Greeno, a cousin of the bride, who attended her at the wedding 50 years ago.

Guests from a distance included Mrs. Sena Purdy, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Purdy, daughters Marceida and Karen, sons Otho, Bernard Ortwin and Darrell and Mrs. and Mrs. Clifford Poff, daughter Patricia, Dean Wildes and Wilfred Hart, Beloit; Mrs. Anita Phillips, daughter Esther and son John, South Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. John Park, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius De Boer, daughter Sandra; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Farnham and family, Holmen; Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Franks, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Roberts and son, Lake City, Minn. Assisting in the serving were ladies of the Townsend club.

La Crosse Tribune
1950 September 17 Sunday page 13


Sparta, Wis. (Special) White and yellow pompons decorated St. Patrick's church, Sparta, for the Sept. 13 wedding of Margaret Eloise Waege and Earle Francis Schaller. The Rev. McCaffery offered the nine o'clock nuptial mass for daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Waege, Tomah, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schaller, Norwalk. The church choir sang. The bride wor a blue satin street-length dress with a white lace hat and white and silver accessories. Her corsage was of white roses. Maid of honor Henrietta Schaller wore green satin trimmed with white lace and white accessories, her flowers yellow roses. William Ziegler served as best man and William Geier and Joseph Schaller were ushers. Dinner was at the Old Style Inn, Tomah with a reception and wedding dance in the afternoon and evening. The couple is honeymooning in the Black Hills. The bridegroom is engaged in farming.

Stevens Point Daily Journal
1976 April 27

Lester E. Hill

Lester E. Hill, 74, Plainfield, died unexpectedly at 4:20 p.m. Sunday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Goult-Gasperic Funeral Home, Plainfield. The Rev. Edward M. Ketcham, Plainfield United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Plainfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Hill was born March 31, 1902, in Oakfield, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Viene C. Hill. He married Irene Wing on June 15, 1932, at Belvidere, Ill.

He lived in Waukesha until moving to Plainfield about 29 years ago. He was a grocery store owner.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert, Plainfield, and John, McHenry, Ill.: two daughters, Mrs. David (Marian) Buckholt, Wautoma, and Mrs. James (Darlene) Vroman, Plainfield; one brother, Elwyn, Eagle; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Wrighton, Waukesha; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hill was a member of the Grange. He was in the Unites State Navy from 1919 until 1922.

Tomah Journal 29 August 1891

OAKLEY-KINNE: At La Grange, Wis., sunday, Aug. 23, 1891, at 4 o'clock p.m., by Rev. M. A. Michaels, Mr. Wellington Oakley, of Greenfield, and Miss Annie M. Kinne, of La Grange. The marriage took place at the residence of the bride's parents, in the presence of relatives and friends. The groom is a capable and energetic young man, a son of Chairman Oakley, of the town of Greenfield. The bride is one of "our best." The couple have many friends, all of whom wish them a world of happiness in their new life.

Tomah Journal Pleasant Valley 25 August 1900

Born on the 11th inst. to Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Oakley, a son.

Tomah Journal 24 October 1907

Wellington Oakley will start for British Columbia the 15th of this month. He expects to be gone until fall.

Tomah Journal 1 November 1907

The Pleasant Valley Aid and other friends gave Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Oakley a pleasant surprise Monday evening. They will soon be leaving Wisconsin for Oregon

Tomah Journal 28 April 1911

We have been informed that Wellington Oakley, formerly of this place, has located at Laurel, Montana.

Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 29 December 1892


Miss Jennie Krell and Miss Dollie Dutton, of Chicago, Mrs. Decker, of Brandon, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Clark, Miss Zella Vroman, Mrs. Bogart of Oconomowoc, and Mrs. Rev. D. Waite, of Milwaukee, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. J. Carver.

Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 8 March 1906, page 8


Mrs. Egbert Clark died on Wednesday, Feb. 28, aged 36 years, in Milwaukee, where she had resided for several years past. The deceased was formerly Miss Elizabeth McCormic of Oconomowoc. She leaves a husband and three children, also her mother, two sisters and five brothers. The funeral was held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Jerome's Catholic church, Oconomowoc. Rev. C. F. McBride conducted the services.

Appleton Post Crescent
Appleton, Wisconsin
Saturday 14 February 1920, page 9

Chester Nichols of Green Bay called on his mother, Mrs. Ed. Nichols, the latter part of the week.

Appleton Post Crescent
Appleton, Wisconsin
Saturday 18 February 1922

Chester Nichols of Green Bay visited at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Nichols over Sunday. (interesting wording as Mr. E. Nichols died in 1920)

Appleton Post Crescent
Monday 21 July 1924

Harold Nichols of Eau Claire, is visiting his mother, Mrs. E. E. Nichols.

Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin
16 July 1902 page 4
License to Marry
Orason O'Brien of Oconomowoc and Georgia Emmet of Rock.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1929 January 3, Thursday, page 2

(special to The Tribune)

Nasonville, Jan. 3 --- The funeral of John Eyers, who died Wednesday morning at his home in the town of Rock will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock from the home and at 2:00 p.m. from the Lindsey church with Rev. John Irish in charge. Mrs. Wm. Dewey, mother of Mrs. Eyers, accompanied by her son Ira arrived at the Eyers home at midnight, Wednesday, having driven through from their home in Fergus Falls, Minn., by automobile. Other relatives are expected to arrive today. John Eyers died exactly ten years to the day after the death of his brother Oscar who was killed in a gravel pit accident in Oshkosh.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1930 June 16, Monday, page 3


Mrs. Ruth Eyers, who was called to Fergus Falls, Minn., some time ago by the illness of her father, Wm. Dewey, who recently passed away, has returned home with her four children, who have been in school there the past year. Her mother, Mrs. Dewey and sister Edith accompanied her.

Waukesha Plaindealer
Tuesday 30 July 1867


One of the most wonderful births of which we ever heard, occurred at Chippewa Falls on Saturday evening, July 13th. A German woman by the name of Mrs. J. Clemens was delivered of a son with two bodies, two heads, four eyes and four arms! One of the bodies was born apparently inanimate, while the other body only lived about three-quarters of an hour. This is doubtless the most singular prodigy in the form of child-birth that ever occurred in this or any other country. We understand that two men of the Falls have offered one thousand dollars for the lease of the bodies for five years, which has been accepted by the parents. (Eau Clair Free Press)

Sparta Eagle
March 27, 1867 page 1
Sparta, Wisconsin

IN PROBATE - Monroe County Court.
In the matter of the last will and testament of Nathan Winship, deceased. On reading and filing an instrument in writing perporting to be the last will and testament of Nathan Winship, late of the town of Greenfield, in the county of Monroe and state of Wisconsin, deceased, and also the accompanying petition of Eunice Winship of said town, and county, representing among other things that the said Nathan Winship, died at his residence in said town, on the 14th day of April, A.D. 1866; that said instrument is the last will and testament of said deceased, and she the said petitioner is the idenical Eunice Winship named and appointed in and by said last will and testament executrix thereof, in connection with Joseph Winship, brother of said deceased, as executor thereof, and praying that a day be appointed to hear the proofs of said last will and testament, and that letters testamentary be issued to the said Eunice Winship, and the said Joseph Winship the executor and executrix in said will named. It is ordered that the proofs of said instrument be heard before the judge of this court, on Thursday, the 14th day of March, A.D. 1867, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at the court house in the village of Sparta, in said county; and it is further ordered that a public notice thereof be given to all persons interested, by publishing a copying of this order for three weeks successively, prior to said day of hearing in the Sparta Eagle, a weekly newspaper printed and published at Sparta, in said county.
LUTHER B. NOYES, County Judge. Dated Feb. 27th, 1867.

Monroe County Republican
21 March 1872


To The Voters of Monroe County
I do hereby respectfully announce myself as an Independent Candidate for the office of County Judge at the election to be held in April 1873. If elected I shall perform the duties of the office to the best of my ability.
R. W. DAWS, Little Falls, Wis., March 10th, 1873.

Whereas, my wife, Mary Perkins, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, therefore all persons are forbidden to harbor or trust her on my account as I shall pay no debts of her contracting.
Sparta, March 6th, 1873.

In Probate - Monroe County Court
In the matter of the Guardianship of Frank H. Bloomingdale, minor child and heir of Joseph Bloomingdale, deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of E. A. Bloomingdale, guardian of said minor, representing among other things, that he the said ward, is seized of certain real estate in Monroe county, Wis., and that it is necessary that the whole of the same should be sold, and praying for the license to sell the same: and it appearing to the Court, from said petition, that it is for the best interested of the said minor to sell said real estate and invest the proceeds, it is ordered and directed that the next to kin to said ward, and all persons interested in said estate, appear before the Judge of this Court, on Friday, the ?1st day of March, A.D. 1873, at 9 o'clock a.m., at the Court House, in Sparta, in said county, then and there to show cause (if any there be) why license syould not be granted for the sale of said real estate, according to the prayer of said petition.
And it is further ordered, that a copy of this order shall be published for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, in the Monroe County Republican, a weekly newspaper printed at Sparta in said county.
By the Court, T. D. STEELE, Courty Judge.
Dated at Sparta the 18th day of Feb. A. D. 1873.

In Probate - Monroe County Court
In the matter of the estate of Mary Jones and David W. Jones, minor heirs of David W. Jones, late of Leon, Monroe county, deceased.  On reading and filing the petition of Sarah W. Jones, guardian of said minors, representing, among other things, that the said wards, are seized of certain real estate in Leon, Monroe Co. Wis., and that it is necessary that all of the same should be sold, and praying for license to sell the same: and it appearing to the Court, from said petition, that it is necessary for the purpose of supporting and educating the said wards to sell said real estate, it is ordered and directed that the next kin to said wards, and all persons interested in said estate, appear before the Judge of this Court, on Monday, the 7th day of April A.D. 1873, at 2 o'clock p.m., at the Court House, in Spart, in said county, then and there to show cause (if any there shall be) why license should not be granted for the sale of said real estate, according to the prayer of said petition.  And it is further ordered, that a copy of this order shall be published for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, in the Monroe Co. Republican a weekly newspaper printed at Sparta in said county.
By the Court, T. D. STEELE, County Judge, 
dated at Sparta, the 3d day of Feb. A.D. 1873.

In Probate - Monroe County Court
In the matter of the estate of Albert Sweet, deceased.
On reading and filing the petition of Candace M. Sweet, of Little Falls, representing, among other things, that Albert Sweet, late of said town of the 22df day of Janary A.D. 1873, at Little Falls, died intestate, leaving goods, chattels and estate within this State, and in said county, and that the said petitioner is widow of said deceased, and praying that administration of said estate be to her granted. It is ordered that said petition be heard before the Judge of this Court, on Monday, the 7th day of April A.D. 1873, at 10 o'clock A.M. at the Probate office in said county.  Ordered further, that notice thereof be given to the heirs of said deceased and to all persons interested, by publishing a copy of this order, for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, int he Monroe County Republican, a weekly newspaper printed and published at Sparta in said County.
By the Court, T. D. STEELE, County Judge
Dated at Sparta, the 3d day of March A.D. 1873.

The Waukesha Freeman
6 December 1883, page 4


Mrs. Stephen Vroman, mother of Chas. and Ezra Vroman had a stroke of paralysis on Thursday night.

The Waukesha Freeman
8 April 1886, page 1

The Rev. Daniel Waite, of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Emma Campbell, of Sparta, were married in Watertown, on the evening of March 3d, 1886, by Rev. J. M. Campbell, of the Congregational Church.

The Waukesha Freemen
10 October 1889, page 1

Real Estate Sales
reported by Samuel Breese, Register of Deeds
Lois Vroman to Henry Nehs, part of n w 1/4 n w 1/4 sec. 9, Town of Oconomowoc - $1500.00

The Waukesha Freeman Supplement, 19 November 1891 page 8

Miss Augusta Abel and Leonard Abitz were married Thursday, Nov. 12, 1891, at St. Paul's church, Oconomowoc. They will reside on Concord street, that city.

The Waukesha Freeman Supplement, 19 November 1891 page 8

Married at the German Lutheran church on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 12, Leonard Abbotz and Miss Gusta Abel, both of Oconomowoc.

The Waukesha Freeman 26 January 1893, page 9

Real Estate Transfer
Annie E. Vroman to James M. Vroman,
lot 23 Eastman's add to Oconomowoc, $1,030.

The Waukesha Freeman
29 March 1894, page 8

Happenings In A Line
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Chas Vroman died Tuesday. Funeral services were held at the house on Oakland avenue, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Vroman is a fireman on the Central

The Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 2 July 1896

The engagement of Orason O'Brion and Miss Emma Lohman is announced. The wedding date is fixed for the near future.

The Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 2 July 1896

The Summer Club was formally opened for the season on Saturday last, with a fair attendance. Orason O'Brion is caterer for the club this season. There are not about 100 members on the roll.

The Marshfield Times
Marshfield Wisconsin
Friday 24 June 1898, page 9

(Wood County)
Mr. Edwin Burtt and Miss Bertha Hillebert were joined in marriage on Wednesday, at the home of Geo. Eyers in the town of Rock. The contracting parties have the best wishes of a host of friends.

Waukesha, Wisconsin, Wednesday, 9 November 1898, page 1

He is Proved Innocent of the Lisbon Robbery

This morning the case of Otto Bell, of Lisbon who was arrested on suspicion of having been connected with the Diehl robbery was discharged by Justice W. A. Pierce who presided in the municipal court, there being no evidence to warrant the suspicion.  The young man has always had a good reputation and in spoken of in the highest terms by his employer, Mr. McGill says no one in the neighborhood ever believed him guilty. (spelling/english per article)

Waukesha, Wisconsin, Wednesday, 9 November 1898, page 1

SPELLMAN - Mrs. W. P. Spellman, aged 40, died at Fort Ann, N. Y. last Friday, she was very popular and a leading member of the Baptist church. She is survived by her husband who is a brother of Mrs. H. O. Aldrich of this city.

Waukesha, Wisconsin, 27 October 1898, page 1

Arrest Made For Crime At Diehl's In Lisbon
Otto Bell, Farm Hand, Taken Into Custody - Tracked by Prints of Horse and Buggy in Soft Mud
(From Monday's Daily)

Otto Bell was brought into Municipal court this morning charged with being implicated with another man now unknown in the assault, and robbery of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Diehl of Lisbon, Thursday night, news of which was printed exclusively in Saturday evening's Freeman.  Bell is the son of a farmer who is a neighbor of the Diehls. He is employed on the farm of William McGill which is located on a road running parallel to the one on which his father lives and about one mile north. He says taht he was at Colgate that night and that he turned off the road on his way back to the farm where he was employed, and went across the cross road upon which the Diehls live in order to reach his father's farm for the purpose of delivering a letter.  He denies having anything to do with the robbery and says he knows nothing about it. The Diehl home is alone on the cross road which is about a mile long and the old couple live alone. They are reputed to be quite well-to-do and it is supposed the robbers expected large returns for their enterprise. The preliminary examination was set for next Thursday morning and bailed fixed at $800.  Bell was arrested through a remark made in hearing of Mr. and Mrs. Diehl while the robbery was going on, that the robbers had a horse tied outside. when an examination was made the next morning for tracks a buggy track was found and it led up to the fence where the horse had been tied. As luck would have it it had been raining and this was the only track on the road. It was followed and led to the farm of a man named Bell, whose son the arrested man is.  Mr. and Mrs. Diehl, each over 70 years of age, were bound and gagged by robbers Thursday night, who locked them in their bedroom and ransacked the house, securing $24.

Waukesha, Wisconsin, 27 October 1898, page 1


TEARNEY - Mrs. Wm. Tearney died at her home on Washington Ave., Monday night of cancer of the stomach.

WILLIAMS - W. J. Williams of Elim Springs Farm, three miles west of here, died Monday night, aged 74 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday at noon from late home.

MCRAE - Mrs. Rachel M. McRae aged 73, died at her home in Oconomowoc, Oct 18. She wa born in Maine and had lived in Wisconsin since 1848. Four brothers and three sisters survive.

HADFIELD - Mrs. F. R. Hadfield died at her home in Milwaukee after an illness of only one week. She was 35 years of age and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Crossman, now of Waukesha. She was born at Brookfield and lived there until her marriage, when she came to Waukesha with her husband. About six years ago they removed from Waukesha to Milwaukee, where she resided up to the time of her death. She leaves a devoted husband and two little daughters, aged twelve and two years, to mourn her loss.

16 June 1900
The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, Page 8

Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Vroman of Oconomowoc were here this week looking up a location. Mrs. Vroman is a basket maker.

La Crosse Tribune, Saturday, 7 October 1900, page 9


Tomah, Wis. - (Special) - The little daughter of Mr. Short narrowly escaped a serious accident yesterday morning when a car driven by Mr. Dell Burdick, ran over the child. Several children were riding in the back of a wagon near the city hospital. The man driving the team saw Mr. Dell Burdick's car coming and cautioned the children to stay in the wagon, but one little girl jumped just in time to fall in front of the machine, which went over her, but because she was small enough to lie under the car, and the wheels did not go directly over her, she was only considerably frightened and bruised.

The Marshfield Times 
26 April 1901

Mr. Vroman arrived with his family this week and will take possession of his farm her.

The Marshfield Times
29 March 1901, col 2

Herman Hahn has leased the Schroeder premises and is moving his household goods there in expectation of the arrival of Mr. Vroman from Oconomowoc, who will take possession of the Hahn farm.

Waukesha, Wisconsin, 31 October 1901, page 1

Marriage Licenses
A marriage license has been issued by the county clerk to Otto Bell of Lisbon and Miss Adda Shoultz of the village of Menomonee Falls.

The Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 3 April 1902, page 5

Fred Bartlett has taken legal steps to have his daughter, Delia, removed from the Industrial school for girls, where she was sent in January 1901 by Judge Rogan, for incorrigilibility. Mrs. Bartlett is in poor health, and it is for this reason that the steps have been taken.

Monday Evening 7 May 1902
The Hicks Printing Company
Oshkosh, Wisconsin


Joseph Alton, living near La Crosse, was sentenced to fifteen years in the penitentiary for a criminal assault on his twelve-year-old daughter. He broke down and begged for mercy, but the judge administered the above sentence among the hisses of the old neighbors of the prisoner, which were intended to counteract his pleadings.

The Marshfield Times
3 April 1903

Joe Vroman has lately purchased a good driving horse.

The Waukesha Freeman, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 24 September 1903, page 1


The marriage of Miss Henrietta Abitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Abitz and Thomas Morris, of Waukesha, was celebrated on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 16, at 3 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents on Milwaukee street, Oconomowoc. Rev. George N. Spencer performed the ceremony. Owing to the illness of the bride's mother only relatives were invited. The bride was attired in a handsome gown of blue cloth trimmed with white silk and applique and carried a shower bouquet of white carnations. She was attended by her sister, Miss Minnie Abitz, who was gowned in tan crepe de chine with trimmings of cream satin and applique; she also carried white carnations. Arthur Allen of Delafield attended the groom. Mr. and Mrs. Morris will reside in Waukesha.

The Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 14 December 1905, page 8

Mrs. James McNaughton died Monday at her home in Monterey, aged 73. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence with burial in the Monterey cemetery.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Monday 6 February 1905 

Willie Buell Is Sent To Waukon

Through the efforts of Poor Commissioner Sol Brudick, Willie Buell, aged 16 yeaers, an inmate of orphan asylums, has been found a home with relatives. A week ago, the youth was brought to Officer Burdick and his assistance was invoked in the search for the boy's relatives. Buell said that he believed that he had relatives at Waukon, Iowa. Accordingly correspondence with the officials of that town brought out the information that an uncle of the boy's by the name of King resided at Waukon and also that an uncle of the boy's mother lives there. Buell's father died when he was two years old, his mother following his father to her grave a year later. Buell will be sent to Waukon where a home has been found for him with his relatives who never knew where the boy might be, believing that the youth had died or been lost in the world.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Monday 6 February 1905 


Sister Edwardine, aged 23 years, died this morning at the St. Francis hospital of inflammation of the brain. Deceased wass a teacher in the St. Michael's orphan asylum. Sister Edwardine entered the convent six years ago. Her home was at Tomah and her name before entering the convent Catherine Prahan. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the St. Rose convent interment being made in the Catholic cemetery, Rev. Father Beyer officiating.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Monday 16 January 1905

TOMAH, Wis., Jan. 16 - Gottlieb Lachelt, a well-to-do German farmer, committed suicide by taking carbolic acid.

The La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Monday 16 January 1905

Ester, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schams, 714 South Seventh street, was buried Saturday, The funeral was held at the home and interment was made in the Catholic cemeter. Fessler & Dahl were in charge of the funeral arrangements.

The La Crosse Tribune, Friday 19 May 1905 page 8

Walter Hilliker Interred
The funeral of Walter Hilliker was held this afternoon from the late residence 512 South Eighth street, and a half hour later from the West Avenue Lutheran church. The Rev. Henry Goodsell officiated, and Fessler & Dahl were in charge. Interment was made at Oak Grove cemetery.

The Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, 13 December 1906 page 8

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Abitz in Hartland, Nove. 25, occurred the marriage of Miss Minnie Abitz to John E. Vroman of Monterey. Miss Mae Rhodee and Albert Abitz attended, and Rev. G. Ernest Smith performed the ceremony. A wedding dinner was served.

The Waukesha Freeman
13 December 1906, page 8

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Abitz in Hartland, Nov. 25, occurred the marriage of Miss Minnie Abitz to John E. Vroman of Monterey. Miss Mae Rhodee and Albert Abitz attended, and the Rev. G. Ernest Smith performed the ceremoney. A wedding dinner was served.

The Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 17 January 1907, page 7

Among Our Neighbors
Isaac Vandervort and wife have been guests this week of Oconomowoc relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Vandervort, nee Augusta M. Hunt, were married in Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 3, and will make their home in that city for the present.

Grand Rapids Tribune
Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1907
Column 4 front page

Wood County Real Estate Transfers

James M. Vroman of Wood county to Harriet Vroman of same place on Aug. 17. NW1/4 of NW 1/4 of 17-24-2. Con $50.00

The Marshfield Times, Marshfield Wisconsin
Wednesday 19 August 1908, page 12

ROCK (Wood County)
Grandma L. Hillebert who is past 93 years old has been very sick for the past two weeks, but is reported much better at this writing and so far has recovered as to be up and around a little.

The Marshfield Times, Marshfield Wisconsin
Wednesday 19 August 1908, page 12

ROCK (Wood County)
N. E. Hillebert has but recently secured an interest in the Lindsey telephone Co. and he will be ready to answer to the ring on line number 2.

The Marshfield Times
9 December 1908, col 3

Burkhart and Willie Dix and John Eyers arrived from Campbell, Minn., last Saturday, where they have been since last July. (more to transcribed)

The Marshfield Times
9 December 1908, col 3 

N. E. and E. F. Hilbert, sons of Mrs. Laura Hilbert also Mrs. Geo. Eyers' grand daughter wishes to express their heartfelt thankfulness for the assistance and help rendered at the death and funeral of Mrs. Laura Hilbert.

The Marshfield Times
9 December 1908, col 3

Mrs. G. Eyers is on the gain and is able to be around a little.

The Marshfield Times
9 December 1908, col 3

Miss Laura Vroman arrived from Oshkosh Tuesday to attend her great-grandmother's funeral, Mrs. Laura Hilbert, which was held last Tuesday.

The Waukesha Freeman
24 December 1908, page 7

Enterprise: An account in the Milwaukee Sentinel of the suicide of Mrs. Daniel Waite at the Windsor hotel in that city Wednesday, December 16, and accompanying particulars of her death, recall the fact that Mrs. Waite was a former resident of Oconomowoc. She had been ill with blood poison and becoming despondent, put her affairs in order and ended her life by drinking carbolic acid. She was 62 years old.

The Waukesha Freeman
31 December 1908, page 3

Among Our Neighbors

Free Press:—Mrs. Daniel Waite, who committed suicide at the Windsor hotel, Milwaukee, Dec. 16, by drinking carbolic acid, was a sister of Mrs. Alonzo Bogart of Monterey, her maiden name being Emerette Vroman. Her first husband was H. F. Campbell, who served in the Civil War. Her second marriage was with Daniel Waite, a mason contractor by trade who afterward became interested in evangelical work and gave up his business to devote his life to that work. Mrs. Waite was 62 years old and in years past had been" a frequent visitor to this city, where at times she resided temporarily.

The Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 30 January 1908, page 4

Miss Ivy Flint, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Flint, died at 8 o'clock Sunday morning, Jan. 19, at her home in Monterey of appendicities, aged 19 years. The funeral was held Tuesday at the M. E. Church, Monterey, with interment in the Monterey cemetery.

The La Crosse Tribune
Saturday 4 July 1908

After Working He Succeeds In Pulling Out Two
As Watched by Crowds on Shore Who Are Powerless to Aid the Drowning Boys

Tomah, Wis., July 4 - Efforts will be made by Tomah citizens to secure a Carnegie medal for Vere Johnson, the 16 year old son of Dr. H. B. Johnson, who at great risk to himself, saved two boys from drowning at Spring Bank, a summer resort five miles from the city.  While bathing in the lake the two boys, Vandervort and Crocker by name, ventured beyond their depth and not being able to swim went down in the sight of a large number of people who had become panic atricken and did not render and aid to the struggling lads. Young Johnson was at the clubhouse some distance away and hearing the excited cries of the people rushed down to the shore. Taking in the situation, without removing a single garment, he dove into the fifteen feet of water and brought Crocker to the surface and carried the exhausted boy to the bank. He then returned for Vandervort.  As he reached the spot where he had gone down a second time the drowing lad grappled with his rescuer, seizing him by the throat and carrying him down with him into the depths. Here both boys engaged in a stiff wrestle, Johnson finally freeing himself and taking a second hold, he brought Vandervort to the shore.

The Marshfield Times
7 October 1908, col 4

Otto Vroman returned home from Minne. last week where he has been working in the harvest fields with the threshing machine and reports good crops and plenty of work and good wages. 

The Marshfield Times
16 September 1908, col 4

Mrs. O'Brion of Milwaukee, is visiting at the home of J. M. Vroman.

The La Crosse Tribune
Friday 23 April 1909, page 11

Tomah, Wis.
Mrs. Ernest Vandervort, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Reinholt, returned to her home at Thief River Falls, Minn., Thursday.

The Marshfield Times
5 May 1909

Geo. Eyers returned from N. D. after a stay of two weeks. He also called on our old neighbor, Mr. and Mrs. P. Jacobsson, who live at Baldwin, and report all well with a nice home. The trip was a very pleasant one, seeing lots of nice land and good weather.

The Marshfield Times
5 May 1909

Mary E. daughter of Jake Leiber, and Archie J, son of J. Vroman, were united in marriage by Rev. Thom of Marshfield at high noon last Monday, the 26th inst., at the bride's home. A sumptuous dinner and supper was served to the guests. Only the two immediate families were present. The groom's parents entertaining the same invited guests at their home on Wednesday, and a like sumptuous dinner and supper was served. The tables looked pretty enough for a picture, and then the bride and groom, with the bride's maids, the bride's sister, Emma Leiber, and the groom's sister, Lottie Vroman, and the best man, the groom's brother, Otto Vroman, and his second, the bride's brother, Herman Leiber, took places at the table, a neat and very pretty group. They were entertained in the afternoon by the gramaphone and singing. The young couple were presented with many beautiful and useful gifts. A social dance and reception was given for all their friends in the Lindsey hall Friday night, and it is the wish of their friends that they will live a long and happy life. They will reside on the Vroman farm, the groom's home.

The La Crosse Tribune, Monday, 6 September, 1909, page 7

Tomah, Wis., Sept. 6 - (special) - The marriage of Miss Edith Scheuler and Will Heser was quietly solemnized on Wednesday last at 8 0'clock. Rev. J. G. Glaeser of the Lutheran church officiating. the happy event took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Auguest Schueler. Mr. and Mrs. heser left on ?? for Watertown, S. D., where they will make their future home.

The La Crosse Tribune, Monday, 6 September, 1909, page 7

Tomah, Wis., Sept. 6 - (special) - Faling from the top of a high step ladder, F. O. Elwell broke his wrist and arm. The accident occured at about quarter to one Friday in the back part of the store, while he was fixing a wire on the stove. The ladder became shakky, and fell in one direction, sending him so that he struck on the sink near by and fell unconscious to the floor. Drs. Winter and Reeves were instantly called to attend the case.

The Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 14 April 1910, page 4

Mrs. Catherine Flint
On Monday, April 4, following a long illness, Mrs. Catherine Flint died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Bartlett, aged 81 years. Catherine Vandervort was born on March 29, 1828, in New York state and when a child came to Wisconsin with her parents, who located on a farm near Monterey. In 1846 she was married to George Flint, whose death occurred about twelve years ago. Mr. Flint was a veteran of the Mexican war. Eight children survive: William and George Flint of Monterey, James of Milwaukee, Mrs. Jennie Warner of Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. David Massey of Auburn, N. Y.; Rose Flint of Wausau, Mrs. Eliza Dessow of Chicago, and Mrs. Fred Bartlett of Oconomowoc.

The Marshfield Times
Wednesday 11 May 1910
Front page, col 2

A big clay pigeon shoot and dinner will take place Sunday, May 15th, at the home of Orason O'Brian, oneo-half miles north of Lindsey. One hundred guests and contestants are expected and some great shooting will be done. Mr. O'Brian also aims to form a club in that locality for the protection and propagation of small game to be known as the "Fur and Feather club", which will be organized Sunday. The movement is highly commendable and is arousing much interest.

The Marshfield Times
Wednesday 18 May 1910
Number 31 page 1, column 1

At a big shooting match and dinner at the home of Orason O'Brian near Lindsey last Sunday an organization for the protection and propagation of small game known as the "Fur and Feathers" club was formed. About one hundred guests were royally entertained at the O'Brian home. In the trap-shooting contest Mike Schmidt of this city made a perfect score of 50 birds out of fifty shots, a performance that is very rare and stamps Mr. Schmidt as an expert. The following were the scores out of a possible 50, 25 and 10:
Mike Schmidt, 50 out of 50
Lee Dumas, 47 out of 50
Mrs. O'Brian, 46 out of 50
Orason O'Brian, 44 out of 50
J. C. Stierle, 38 out of 50
Henry Hazel, 32 out of 50
James Wheelock, 29 out of 50
Bill Bryan, 26 out of 50
B. Canfield, 19 out of 25
Archie Vroman, 18 out of 25
Herman Lieber, 17 out of 25
Charlie Ayers, 16 out of 25
Mrs. Edna Mulholland, 16 out of 25
Herman Hahn, 12 out of 25
Otto Vroman, 10 out of 10

The Marshfield Times
28 June 1911, col 3

Geo. Eyers erected a windmill on his place last Wednesday which is very useful.

The Marshfield Times
28 June 1911, col 3 

The sewing circle held a meeting at the home of Geo. Eyers with a good attendance. It being a warm day the ice-cream and lemonade was all right.

The Marshfield Times
28 June 1911, col 3 

Mrs. Laura Vroman and son of Doylestown visited over Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dix.

The Marshfield Times
Marshfield, Wisconsin
Wednesday 1 March 1911, page 12

ROCK (Wood County)
Word was received that N. E. Hillebert, formerly of this city, now of Seattle, Wash., has secured a place there and has his potatoes planted. He likes it very much and never felt better.

The Marshfield Times
Marshfield Wisconsin
Wednesday 27 September 1911, page 12

ROCK (Wood County)
E. F. Hillebert, after 4 weeks visit here, returned to Washington Monday having made that state his home for two years.

The Daily Commonwealth, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Saturday, 10 August 1912, page 8

Schultz --- The funeral of Mrs. Augusta Schulz was held at 1:30 this afternoon from Zacherl's chapel, rev. Paul Oelert officiating. Burial followed in Estabrook cemetery. The bearers were: Charles Abel, Henry Kirschenstein, William Glanders, William doek, Paul Butz and William Behnke.

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
Thursday 25 July 1912
page 7

Tomah, Wis.
The marriage of Miss Inez Lobe to Mr. Robert Vandervort took place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. George B. Haskell performing the ceremony. A reception was held at the home of the groom's parents, north of this city after the ceremony. Both bride and groom are well known in this vicinity. The groom is employed at the Tomah government Indian school and the bride is a daughter of Mr. John Lobe, one of Tomah's most prosperous farmers.

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 Waukesha Freeman
03 April 1913
page 4

Ezra Viroman
Ezra Vroman died suddenly Friday afternoon at his home at Monterey, death, being caused by a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Vorman, whose parents settled in Monterey about 1850, had resided there ever since, and was widely known and greatly respected throughout the community. He had held the offices of town chairman and supervisor for several terms. Mr. Vroman was 75 years old and is survived by a wife, three sons and two daughters: Charles Vroman of Waukesha, Stephen Vroman of Milwaukee, John of Oconomowoc, Mrs. Nichols of Seymour and Miss Fanny Vroman at home.

The La Crosse Tribune, Saturday, 16 August 1913
page 4

West Salem Wisconsin
Master Charles Olsen of Elroy, Wis., is visiting his aunts, Olive and Nora Olsen, here.

The Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, 11 December 1913
page 7

Ida Streeter
Death claimed Mrs. Ida Streeter (nee Schulz) but a short interval after she was taken to a Milwaukee hospital Wednesday, Dec. 3. Deceased had been in poor health for upwards of a year. her daughters in Maryland were called home a fortnight previously as no hope of recovery was held out. Deceased was a daughter of William and Augusta Schulz and was born at the homestead in Germantown Aug. 23, 1867.

The Marshfield Times
24 December 1913, col 2

Town of Rock
Mr. Geo. Eyers and daughter (Mrs. A. Vroman) have returned from Marshfield after about two weeks stay on account of the latter being very sick and needing the daily attention of the doctor. A double abcess on her face caused from two teeth caused serious trouble; she is on the gain at present. (should be Mrs. O. Vroman)

The Waukesha Freeman
Thursday 23 January 23, 1913, page 6

Jesse Shears died Wednesday evening Jan. 15, 1913, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tollefson, at Nashotah, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife and three daughters: Mrs. A. Clemans, Monterey; Mrs. Rinhard Neiderwerfer, Ixonia, and Miss Vera Shears, at home; and two grandchildren, Lauretta and Bernice Clemans, Monterey. Jesse Shears was born in Wallop, Hampshire county, England, June 15, 1857, and came to the United States with his mother when fifteen years of age, locating on Brown street. He was married Sept. 4, 1880, to Mrs. Maryettie Throne. The funeral was held from the Monterey Methodist church at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Jan. 19, with burial in the Monterey Cemetery.

The La Crosse Tribune
Monday 7 July 1913, page 2

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

The Marshfield Times
13 July 1913, column 5

Town of Rock
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Eyers entertained Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Milligan and family of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. O. Vroman and family Sunday

The Marshfield Times
13 July 1913, column 5

Town of Rock
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Mercer of Marshfield and daughter Mrs. A. Trierweiler autoed to Nasonville Sunday to their old home calling on friends and were entertained at Geo. Eyers.

The La Crosse Tribune
Thursday 9 October 1913, page 3

Black River Falls
Laurel Vandervort was accidentally shot through the hand while out hunting last week. The bullet entered the palm of his hand and came out of the wrist. Dr. Krohn attended to his injuries and he is not getting along nicely.

The La Crosse Tribune
13 October 1913, page 2 column 6

The wedding of Miss Frances Schaller, daughter of Jacob Schaller, to Mr. William Ziegler of Norwalk, was solemnized at the Catholic church at Summit. The wedding was attended by a great many of the friends of both. After the ceremony the party came to Sparta, where a wedding was served at the home of Jacob Schaller. Supper was served at 6 o'clock. About sixtyguests were present. Mr. and Mrs. Ziegler will live on a farm near Norwalk.

The La Crosse Tribune
30 October 1913, page 2 column 1


TOMAH, Wis., Oct 30 - William H. Root, aged 49, mail carrier of route 4 of Tomah, died very suddenly at his home on Sunday afternoon. Death was due to apoplexy. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. E. Hoisington at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. The interment was at Lagrange. Mr. Root was born in New York, Oct. 3, 1864. He was reared by Mr. Ephraim J. Root of Pleasant Valley, and on Nov. 3, 1885, he married Dora Vandervort, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs James Vandervort of this city, who survives him, also two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Richmond of Grundy Center, Iowa, and Miss Vivian, who resides at home and attends Tomah high school, and a brother and sister in the east. Mr. Root's death was a severe shock to his family and to the friends and acquaintances. He had complained on Sunday of not feeling well and in the afternoon went to the barn to attend to his team. As he did not return as usual, Mrs. Root went to look for him and found him lying on the robes near the buggy and life was extinct. It is supposed that while in the barn he was stricken with apoplexy. He has not been in very good health but had continued his work on the mail route. Deceased served in Company K during the Spanish-American war and has been a mail carrier ever since the R. F. D. was established. Mr. Root had taken a trip to Iowa about two weeks ago, where he visited his daughter. 

The La Crosse Tribune, Wednesday, 17 September 1913
page 6

West Salem, Wis.
Mrs. Elmer Buel of Elroy spent a part of last week visiting the Misses Olive and Nora Olsen here.

The La Crosse Tribune, Wednesday, 1 April 1914
page 4

Personal Items
County Clerk Jackson issued a marriage license to Archie F. Mosely of the town of Lincoln to Hazel I. Heser of the town of La Grange.

The Marshfield Times
24 February 1915, col 6 

Otto Vroman traded his farm for city property in North Crandon, Forest County.

La Crosse Tribune, 20 October 1914 


Tomah Woman Passes Away Sunday After Lingering Illness with Consumption
Tomah, Wis. Oct. 20 0- (Special) - Mrs. William Hilliker, a well known resident of this city, died at her home here Sunday morning, after a lingering illness with consumption. She had been confined to her bed for many months. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from the residence.

La Crosse Tribune, 21 October 1914 


Mrs. William Hilliker is Buried Tuesday Afternoon in Family Lot at Greenfield Cemetery North of City Tomah, Wis. Oct 21 - (Special) - The body of Mrs. William Hilliker, who died Sunday morning at her home in Tomah, was laid to rest in the Greenfield cemetery, four miles north of Tomah, yesterday afternoon. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church. 

The Marshfield Times
7 January 1914, col 1 

Town of Rock
Mr. Otto Vroman after spending holidays at home, returned to the woods. Mr. Charles Eyers returned with him also.

The Marshfield Times
7 January 1914,col 1 

Town of Rock
Mrs. Geo Eyers journeyed to Oshkosh to visit her son and other relatives.

The Marshfield Times
3 June 1914,col 4 

All The News From Rock
Mrs. J. M. Vroman and Mrs. O. Vroman and children of Lindsey were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Eyers Saturday.

The Marshfield Times 
11 November 1914
Progress November 9

J. M. Vroman gave a farewell party in Lindsey Friday night and a good time was had by all. Reports he is moving to Forest county.

The Marshfield Times 
11 November 1914

The friends of J. M. Vroman family gathered at the Lindsey Hall Friday evening to bid farewell to the family who expect to leave for North Canada this week. The evening was spent in dance. A good time is reported.

Daily Leader
Friday afternoon
9 October 1914
Grand Rapids, Wisconsin

Jury Brough In A Verdict This Morning For The Defendant
The case of P. J. Tilton vs. Mrs. J. M. Vroman came to a close this morning when the jury brought in a verdict for the defendant.

The Marshfield Times
28 October 1914, col 3

Archie Vroman moved his family from Lindsey to the Schultz place three miles north of here.

The Marshfield Times
28 October 1914, col 3 

The J. M. vroman family expect to move to Crandon soon.

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.
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.

Racine Journal-News
Friday Afternoon
Racine, Wisconsin 7 April 1916, page 11

Nieghborhood News
Rochester, Wisconsin

Mrs. William Foreman, Sr., passed away early Sunday morning at the home of her son, William Foreman, aged 79 years. Valanta Flint was born in New York in 1837, coming west at an early age where she married Mr. Foreman, who died a few years ago. The funeral was held from her late home Tuesday morning, Rev. H. L. Sawyer officiating. Interment took place in the Rochester town cemetery. She is survived by two sons, William and Harrison Foreman, and a daughter, Stella. The pall bearers were James Aspinall, George Sheard, Peter Frederickson, Hogan Olson, Edward Frost and Charles J. Hute. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Miss Margaret Daniels, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. George Flint, Oconomowoc; Willard Olson, Fox River Station.

The Marshfield Times
Wednesday, 13 December 1916, page 8 col 3

Town of Rock
Mr. and Mrs. George Eyers and family have gone to Crandon to spend the winter. Their daughter, Mrs. Otto Vroman resides there.

La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Monday, July 17, 1916, page 10

Local and Personal
Miss Doris Walk of Michigan and Jeanne Suntag of Neillsville are visiting their uncle, Wallace Amens. (Note: correct spelling "Sontag")

Monday 20 March 1916 page 10

Miss Margaret Sowle and Harold Hendrickson were married at the home of the groom's mother, Mrs. John Hendrickson on Friday night. Rev. L. E. Hoisington of the Methodist church performed the ceremony, only the members of the two families being present. The young couple will reside with the groom's mother for the present.

Monday 20 March 1916 page 10

Social News
A few of Mrs. Chris Wicklund's friends surprised her at her home on Friday evening in honor of her birthday.
The decorations, nut baskets, and favors, were carried out in green and white in honor of St. Patrick.
An elegant three course luncheon was served, after which "500" was played. Honors were received by Mrs. Frank Fieting for high score, and Mrs. Truman Talbot for low. The first was a beautiful green bowl filled with white double tulips and the second was a bouquet of green paper carnations tied with a green maline bow. The hostesses were assisted by Mrs. F. M. Hart, Mrs. J. G. Smith, Mrs. Jay Mosher and Mrs. C. G. Hanover. After school closed, a number of the teachers were entertained at the lunch by the same ladies.

Capital Times
Madison, Wisconsin
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.

The Marshfield Times
Wednesday 22 November 1916, page 4 col 2

Mrs. A. J. Vroman of Lindsey passed away last Tuesday afternoon, aged forty years. The funeral took place at Lindsey.

The La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, Sunday, 19 August 1917, page 2

Miss Lucille Olsen of Madison is a guest at the home of her aunts, the Misses Olive and Nora Olsen, and other relatives and friends for a few weeks.

The Marshfield Times
Wednesday 26 December 1917, page 2 col 4

Nasonville Dec 22
Mrs. George Eyers left Thursday for Alton, Ill., for an extended visit with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Vroman.

The Marshfield Times
Wednesday 26 December 1917, page 2 col 4

Nasonville Dec 22
Frank Sweet of Chili has purchased the former Otto Vroman farm near Lindsey and will take possession soon.

The Marshfield Times
Wednesday 26 December 1917, page 2 col 4

Nasonville Dec 22
Several from here attended the De* Mullhollen auction sale at Ebbe Saturday.

The Marshfield Times
Wednesday, 10 January 1917
Front page last column


Nelson R. Eyers, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Eyers, formerly of the town of Rock, was killed at Oshkosh last Tuesday, which was his 32nd birthday. He was employed at a quarry and was smothered to death in one of the bins attached to the stone crusher apparatus. The floor in the center of the bin collapsed and he was swept through with the screenings.  Besides the parents, he leaves three brothers, John, Edward and Charles; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Roman, Marie and Ida. The Eyers family have recently removed to Crandon.  The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church at Oshkosh.

The Gazette
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Wednesday 5 June 1918, page 9

(N. E. Hillebert residence Town of Rock, Wood County)

Mrs. N. E. Hillebert passed away May 19th, at her home at Woodville, Wash. Deceased was born in December, 1849, in Allegheny county, N.Y., and came to Wisconsin with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Young, in 1856. She was married to Chas. Campville (note: actually Campbell), who passed away in September, 1901. She was later married to N. E. Hillebert. Besides her husband she leaves three sisters and four brothers to mourn her loss.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, Saturday, 23 March 1918, page 8

Tomah State Guards Begin on Monday Evening

Tomah, Wis. - (special) - The Tomah State guards begin their regular drills on Monday evening, March 25. The active company will be recruited from the reserves who also receive the regular training every week. Following is the roster of company No. 43: Lester F. Alton, Archie Benjamin, Hans Beigel, Frank Blaskey, Charles Bowers, Harry Bruder, Tom Costello, Cherman Croty, T. R. Chinnock, Fred J. Duncombe, Frank Dams, Lyle J. Dewey, Leland Felch, Carl Fick, Gerald Finnerty, Andrew Flood, Floyd Folsom, Earl Griffin, Harold Hendricksen, Christ Hendricksen, Frederick Heser, Thomas Johnson, Hollie Lord, James Lowe, Myles McCurdy, William McCurdy, Robert Melnicke, Winfield Mick, Oscar Mick, William Moran, Edward Miller, Reginald McNutt, Foster O'Leary, Dan Otto, Alvin Olsen, Robert Petersen, Lloyd Reynolds, Mark Reardon, Charlie Reel, Carl Reisenauer, Clair Rosa, Willard Scoll, Frank Scrabek, Claude Sowle, Herbert Sowle, Kyle Sowle, James Sullivan, Anton P. Steinmetz, Leon Stelter, George Strachan, George Steinmetz, Floyd Thomsponm, E. C. Van Wic, T. E. C. Vesper, Leonard Verick, E. C. Wallace, H. M. Warren, W. W. Warren, Will Wirth, Ed Wilson, A. H. Wilson, George H. Willett.

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


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, Wednesday, 25 June 1919, page 7

Miss Lucille Olsen who taught at Stanley, Wis., the past year visited her aunts, the Misses Olive and Nora Olsen, the fore part of the week on her way home to Madison.

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


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.

The Waukesha Freeman
3 June 1920, page 8

Mrs. Antoinette Clark
The death of Mrs. Antoinette Clark former resident of Monterey and Oconomowoc for a number of years, occurred on Wednesday noon, May 19, at the home of her son, John Clark, in Chicago. Mrs. Clark, whose maiden name was Miss Antoiette Vroman, was a daughter of the late Barney Vroman and wife, Pionner residents of Monterey, and is the last member of this family. Mrs. Clark is survived by three daughters and two sons. Interment was in La Belle cemetery, Oconomowoc.

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, Tuesday, 30 October 1923, page 11


Sparta, Wis. - Mrs. William Foote, one of the old residents of Sparta, passed away suddenly at the home of her sister, Mrs. Adeline Kenyon, in Tomah on Monday, October 22, after a brief illness of only a few hours duration. Mrs. Foote had been in her usual health. She attended the annual dinner given in the M. E. church on Wednesday for the elderly people of the church and on Friday went to Tomah to visit relatives. Monday morning she became ill and soon lapsed into unconsciousness, dying shortly after noon. She was eight-two year of age. She had lived in or near Sparta for more than sixty years.

Mrs. Foote was a charter member of the G. A. R. auxillary and the W. C. T. U. and for many years was a member of the C and B. club.

The body was brought in Sparta and funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Clarence ED. Weed. Mrs. Foote was a faithful member of this church, a member of the Ladies' Aid society, and the Plus Ultra class, the Home and Foreign Missionary societies.

Mrs. Foote was formerly Miss Aurelia A. Purdy. She was born in New York in 1841 and was the oldest of nine children. She was married to William Foote in Sparta in 1860. They had one son, Walter E. Foote, a resident of this city. Her husband died in 1893. for some years she resided in her own home and for a few years past had made her home with her son. She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Kenyon and Mrs. Heser, and her brothers, John Purdy, Frank Purdy and Byron Purdy, all of Tomah and her son, Walter, of Sparta. She was buried in Mount Hope cemetery.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, Sunday, 18 May 1924
page 10

Relatives and Friends Join in Celebration of the Anniversary

TOMAH, Wis. - Fifty years ago at the home of the bride's parents, in the town of Lincoln, the marriage of Wallace Amons to Kate Faulkner was solemnized on May 12, 1874. The ceremoney was performed by the Rev. Maynard, in the presence of relatives and friends. On Monday, May 12, the newly weds of a half century ago were happily surprised by about 60 friends and relatives at their home on East Council street.

Mr. and Mrs. Amons were the recipients of many beautiful presents among which were several gold coins and a beautiful golden electric reading lamp.

Many are the changes that Mr. and Mrs. Amons were witnessed in the past fifty years. They have seen Tomah grow from a little village to the present prosperous city. They have witnessed the changes from the wilderness to a farmland, which blossoms like the rose. They have witnessed the coming of the railroad, airplane, the invention of the telephone and radio, electric lights, phonograph and automobile.

Amond those present from out of town were: Mrs. Jules Sontag of St. Paul: Mrs. Emma Walk and Mrs. Rayborn and daughter of Neillsville: Mr. and Mrs. Archie Mosely and sons from Warrens: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heser, Mr. and Mrs. J. Snowberry and Mrs. A. Woodard of Tunnel City: Mr. and Mrs. H. Meyers of Sparta: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prielip, Mr. and Mrs. Aral Sowle, Mr. and Mrs. Fryer, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rosenaw, Mr and Mrs. Wallace Heser, Mr and Mrs. Ge. Faulkner and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Faulkner, and Miss Arlys Heser.

Those from town were: Mrs. Kenyon, Mrs. Wm Bigelow, Mrs. Kirst, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miller, and daughter, Mrs. Chris Wicklund, Mrs. Lamb and children, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney and children, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Snowberry, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Heser, Miss Ruth Heser.

Mr. and Mrs. Amons are much beloved by the all who know them and all unite in wishing them continued health and happiness and hope we may all be able to help them celebrate their Diamond Wedding Day.

The Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday 24 February 1925

Miss Winifred Jay and Lawrence Davis spent the week-end with Miss Jay's mother, Mrs. Caroline Jay, at Milford, Wis.

Thursday, 2 July 1925 page 4

Lucile Schultz and Helen Sowle Married During the Past Week

TOMAH - The marriage of Lucile M. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Schultz and Mr. Roy Chapman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chapman, all of this city took place on June 27 at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. G. Willett read the marriage lines in the presence of relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mildred Schulz and Mr. Alva Chapman, brother of the groom acted as best man. A wedding breakfast was served the bridal party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Schultz immediately following the ceremony. The bride is an alumnus of Tomah high school class of '17 and has for the past eight years been a successful teacher in the rural schools of Monroe county. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman will reside on a farm near this city.

Thursday, 2 July 1925 page 4

Lucile Schultz and Helen Sowle Married During the Past Week

TOMAH - Roeder/Sowle
The first Methodist Episcopal church in this city was the scene of a pretty wedding on June 23, when Helen Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude M. Sowle of Tomah, became the bride of Mr. Norbert Willmore Roeder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roeder of Chicago.  The bride was attended by Mrs. William Hawley of Baldwin as matron-of-honor, the Misses Mabelle Zeally of Milwaukee, Margaret Lees of Appleton, Helen Williams of Viroqua and Jeanette and Geraldine Sowle, sisters of the bride. Mr. David Johnson of Milwaukee acted as best man. The ushers were Messrs. Raymond Sowle of Springfield, Ill., Charles March of Appleton, Gordon Chapman and Arthur Dewey of Tomah. Rev. C. H. Willett of Tomah read the marriage lines in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives. After a brief honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Roeder are to reside at Evanston, Ill. where the bridegroom is preparing for the ministry.
Guests at the wedding and reception held at the home of the bride's parenets, included Mrs. Charles Roeder of Milwaukee, mother of the bridegroom, Miss Maybelle Zeally and David Johnson of Milwaukee, Mr. Ra6ymond Sowle of Springfield, Ill., S. S. Paeth, Hancock, Wis., Miss Genevieve ? of Black River Falls, Miss (many of the additional names are unreadable).

Monday, 12 April 1926, page 8

Young Mother Dies Suddenly at Sparta Hospital After Birth of Son

Sparta, Wis., - (Special) - Today two cities, Tomah and Sparta, and the surrounding vicinity mourn the untimely death of Mrs. Helen Sowle Roeder, her death having occurred in the St. Mary's hospital in Sparta Friday evening, April 9. On Saturday morning, April 3, a little son, Theodore Scott, was born to her, and complications arose which caused her death Friday evening. All that medical skill and careful pursing could do seemed of no avail. She realized that the time had come for her to go.

Helen Sowle was a Tomah girl, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sowle of that place. Finishing her high school education, she went to Lawrence college at Appleton, where she was graduated with the class of '23. She then came to Sparta and for the next two years was a member of the faculty of the Sparta high school, teaching citizenship and modern history. She took an active part in the musical activities of the city and was a social favorite. She had a sweet voice and always gave willingly of her services as a musician. For a year she directed the Methodist choir in this city.
While in the schools, she organized the Girl Reserves of Sparta, a branch of the La Crosse order. Her influence with the girls was wonderfully marked, and she inspired them with high ideals.

On June 18, 1925, she was united in marriage to Norbert E. Roeder of Evanston, Ill., in the First Methodist church in Tomah. The cabinet members of her Girl Reserves in Sparta and the quintett, which she directed, served the luncheon at her wedding reception. After the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Roeder went to Evanston, where Mr. Roeder was finishing his course of study preparatory to entering the ministry. At Easter time she came to Sparta to await the arrival of the stork. In her last days, her husband, father, mother, brother and sisters were with her at the local hospital.

Saturday morning her body was shipped to her parents home in Tomah, and on Monday afternoon following a short service at the home, the funeral was held from the Methodist church at 2:30.

The Girl Reserves of Sparta attended the funeral in a body, going in their uniforms. Their tribute of love to her was shown in a splendid floral offering of calla lillies and blue sweet peas, made in the design of their emblem, with the name Girl Reserves across the front. Three of the Sparta boys, who were among her student friends, served with Tomah ones as beareers, Will Huddleston, Frank Spridling and Kenneth Williams.

Rev. Clarence E. Weed, her pastor while she was a member of the Sparta church, spoke feelingly of her death, and the loss to her friends and loved ones, at the Sunday morning service in the local church.
Many from Sparta attended the funeral on Monday afternoon.

The Freeman, Saturday, 12 June 1926, page 7, Waukesha, Wis.

Miss Arline E. Morris passed away at a hospital in Milwaukee on Tuesday afternoon, death resulting from pneamonia. She had been removed to the hospital Friday, death ensuing a few days later. She would have attained her eighteenth birthday had she lived until August 10 of this year. She was born in Oconomowoc and had spent practically all of her life here. She is survived by her parents, Thomas H. Morris of Pompeys Pillar, Mont., and Mrs. Hattie Abitz Morris of Oconomowoc. Funeral services took place Thursday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Morris' parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Abitz on Milwaukee street, with interment in the La Belle Cemetery.

Monday 21 June 1926
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Waukesha Resident Hurt
One Waukesha car figured in a crash at Twenty-first and Wells streets in Milwaukee in which five persons were injured, one seriously. Thomas Murphy, a Milwaukee cab driver was locked up for driving while drunk after his cab had collided with the Waukesha machine and another car.  Allis Humphrey, 79 of Ixonia, Wis., an occupant of one of the cards hit by Murphy, suffered a fracture of the collarbone and was taken to Emergency hospital, where it was feared he might also have a fractured skull. His condition was critical.  Lawrence Davis, of Waukesha, drove the machine in which Humphreys and four others were injured. The third card was driven by Glenn Walsh, 1237 National avenue. Others in the Davis car were Mrs. Ellon Davis, 58; Harold Davis 4; Hollis Davis 2, and Winifred Jay, 21. They were cut and scratched.

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
2 February 1929, page 6

Mr. and Mrs. Felix Knospe drove to Nasonville Tuesday and spent the day at the Jacob Lieber home. Mr. LIeber is still seriously ill.

Appleton Post-Crescent
Friday Evening, 13 February 1931, page 4


Mrs. Sherman Streeter, 84, died Friday morning at her home at 535 Ww. Lawrence st. Survivors are the widower, two brothers Ignatz Yelg of Appleton and Ferdinand of Watertown; one sister, Mrs. August Jordan, Waterloo. The body may be viewed Friday evening at the Wichmann Funeral home, where prayers will be said at 8 o'clock. At 6:30 Saturday morning the cortege will leave for Waterloo, where funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic church. burial will be in the parish cemetery.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, Wednesday 18 February 1931, page 6


Mrs. N. A. Hilliker, formerly of this city, passed away at her home in Tunnel City, Wis., Monday afternoon. Had she lived until Friday she would have passed her seventy-second birthday. She is survived by one daughter, Gertrude, of Tunnel City; three sons, Louis of Tunnel City, Archie of Chicago, and Roger of Sparta; three grandchildren; two brothers, Peder Olson of Black River Falls and Edward Olson of La Crosse. Her husband preceded her in death five months ago. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o-clock from the home in Tunnel City. Interment will be made in Oak Grove cemetery in this city at 1:30 p.m., when brief services will be held.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press
Tuesday, 15 August 1933, page 4

Mable Bloss Bride of Edward Schmitz

Mabel Vivian Bloss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bloss, 219 Island street, and Edward Joseph Schmitz, 607 South Eighth street, were married Saturday evening at seven o'clock by the Rev. Ried at German Baptist church. The Bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Schmitz. Beatrice and Theodore Bloss were attendants.
The bride was in a gown of pale pink and she wore shoes of white. Her flowers were roses and sweet peas. The Bridesmaid wore pearl gray with shoes ot match and carried roses. Seven-two were guests at a reception and dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Heser, 728 Charles street, after the ceremony. Out of town guests were Arlin Heser, Edward Schroeder and Edgar Johnson of Westboro, Wis.; Mr and Mrs. Glen Bloss of Racine, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bloss of Ellsworth. After a wedding trip to Westboro, Racine and Milwaukee the couple willb e at home at 522 Pine street. The bridegroom is a shoemaker with the Star Shoe rebuilders. Prenuptial showers for the bride were given by Mmes. William Heser, Ellsworth Bloss and Thomas Neary.

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, Tuesday, 23 January 1934, page 2


Sparta, Wis. - (special) - Patrolmen for the state highway system in Monroe county were engaged Saturday by the county highway committee and Highway Commissioner George E. Goff.

Patrolmen are: Section 1, Oscar Heser, Tomah, highways 12 and 16: section 2, James Arity, Wyeville, highway 12: section 3, Carl Schedler, Sparta, highway 16: section 4, Oscar Williams, Cashton, highway 33: section 5, Blaine Edmonds, Cashton, highways 33 and 37: section 6, John Hobson, Sparta, highway 27: section 7, Irven aney, Cataract, highway 27: section 8, Wilbur Huber, Cataract, highway 17: section 9, Ewald Wagner, Sparta, highway 17: Section 10, Elbert Mack, Sparta, highway 17: section 11, Hubert Heintz, Wilton, highway 71: section 12, Leopold Von Haden, Wilton, highway 142: section 13, Carl Miller, Tomah, highway 142.
County higway patrolmen were hired by the committee on Friday. 

La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press, Tuesday, 23 January 1934, page 2

A. R. Case, Tomah, has been appointed national re-employment manager for Monroe county to succeed Miss Vera Goff, resigned. Miss Goff held the civil works and administration post until last week, when her resignation was tendered the re-employment committee for Monroe county. Mr. Case was a member of that committee.