Ervin S. (E.S.)
Boardman bought out the
Barret Brothers General Store in Eidsvold, WI in 1906, and in 1910
expanded the facility to include a cheese factory. Sale date
Braatz/Bratz owned the
factory following E.S. Boardman, but date is uncertain. Bratz sold
the factory to Charles Flunker on November 30, 1933. Walter Bratz
is listed in the Thorp Courier as the new father of a baby girl,
born in Eidsvold, on Jan 24, 1926. Walter and Be(a)trice, Dorthy
and Donald appear on the Eidsvold State Graded School census lists
for 1932 and 1933, years in which E.S. Boardman is also listed. The
1934 school census does not list Walter or any children.
Flunker owned the Eidsvold Cheese Factory from Nov 30, 1933 to August 1946
when Charles A. & Alice Flunker are listed as having sold the
facility to the Wheeler Corporation. Chas Flunker is listed on the
Eidsvold State Graded School census files for the ears 1937 through
1939, when Bernard would have been 20.
Thill must have bought the Cheese Factory from the Wheeler Corporation
immediately in 1946 or very soon thereafter. George Thill is listed
in the 1947 Eidsvold State Graded census, which would mean they may
have moved to Eidsvold in 1946 as the census dates from July 1, 1946
to June 30, 1947. Children were Delores, James and William. These
listing continue through 1955.
Thill is listed on the 1956 Eidsvold State Graded census, with children Jean
Marie, Devorah Ann and Frank. These listing continue through 1960
when Eidsvold State Graded School was consolidated into the Thorp
S. Boardman 1906- ?
Braatz 1930/31? -11/30/1933
Charles Flunker 11/30/1933-1946
1956 - ?
advises that his father Robert told him that Lee Henderson
originally built the Roger Creek Cheese Factory. Our assumption is
that ownership is as follows:
Walter Fero is considered to be the first owner of the Roger Creek Cheese Factory,
but we can find no supporting date, or information on Walter and his
Blazel moved into the Cheese Factory most likely sometime in 1926 as William
and his children appear on the Roger Creek School census report
dated July 25, 1927. Children listed as Gordon, Robert, Dorothy
Wallace, Edith and William. They remain on the school census
bought the Cheese Factory in 1946 as he and his son Don Jay appear
on the Roger Creek School census in 1947 and remain through 1953.
Donnie, Gladys Heien and Glenn Rasmussen were the last Roger Creek
Walter Fero ?
1926 – 1946?
T. J. Gjermundson
1946 – 1953?