Bio: Kuenzi, Walter (White House Milk Company Manager)
Surnames: Kuenzi, Wing, Meyers, Waldhart, Gosse, Bumann, Schommer, Jackson, Jensen, Ehrenreich, Gray, Kadonsky, Dehne
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 07/30/1953
The History of Abbotsford by F. B. Wing -
White House Milk Company
In 1927, the White House Milk Company, of
Manitowoc, made a survey in and around Abbotsford, for the purpose
of setting up a milk plant. After surveying locations, both at
Abbotsford and Colby, it was decided to locate at Abbotsford. Land
was purchased from A. J. Meyers, west of the Soo Line tracks and
south of Highway 29.
The plant was erected in 1928 and opened
in the fall of that year. It is used for evaporating milk for
Since 1930, Walter Kuenzi has been
manager. He was with the company at West Bend, Manitowoc and
Marinette before coming to Abbotsford and before that time was in
the milk business with his father, Emil Kuenzi, who died at
Abbotsford in 1937. His mother, Conredina, 85 years of age and in
good health, now living at Juneau, is well known here, as she
usually spends a few months each year with her son, Walter, and his
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schultz, both
deceased, were the parents of Mrs. Walter Kuenzi.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kuenzi have two
daughters, both in high school. Gladys will be a freshman and Ethel
a senior. Walter owns his home. His hobbies are coin and stamp
collecting, golf and fishing. The family are members of the Christ
Lutheran church, of Abbotsford.
The personnel and length of service with
the White House plant here, are: Walter Kuenzi and Walter Waldhart,
25 years; Clarence Gosse and Leo Bumann, 18 years; Wendalin
Schommer and Otto Jackson, 12 years; Elmer Jensen and Ignatius
Ehrenreich, eight years; Justin Gray, 14 years; Raymond Kadonsky
and Gertrude Dehne, seven years.
A report shows that receipts of milk
taken in during the summer months were 40,000 pounds per day in
1929, and 185,000 pounds per day at the present time, a very
In the 1952 issue of the Wisconsin Dairying, agricultural statisticians report that last year, Clark county ranked first in American cheese output, with a total of 38,822,000 pounds, and Marathon county was second with an output of 36,351,000 pounds.
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