Clark County, Wisconsin
Details of the
September, 21, 1924 Tornado.
A fire swept through the August Ehlers cheese factory
last Friday noon.
The factory is located about five miles southeast of
Thorp, in the Town of Reseburg. Until recently, the
factory had been operated by the Yaeger brothers and
was taken over by Ed Franz on August 15 of this year.
Franz and an apprentice cheesemaker were working in
the plant unaware of the blaze when it was discovered
by Mrs. William Przybylski who lives across the town
road from the factory.
Przybylski ran to the factory and notified the men about
the fire. With help, they were able to save the factory’s
two agitators, a stainless steel vat, a Kusel cheese
press and a variety of groceries.
The plant had been handling about 10,000 pounds of milk
daily. The milk is now being hauled to Meinholdt’s Pleasant
Ridge cheese factory, located about nine miles northwest