History: Town of
Contact: Helen Vater Blaha
Eighty-eight-year-old Paul Gloudeman of Loyal, WI stopped by to visit this morning and brought me a photo of the Beaver baseball team of the late 1930's. Pictured (from left to right) are, in the front row, Ervin Kollmansberger, George Bloomfield, Harold Kollmansberger, Paul Gloudeman, and Wallace Plaman. In the back row are Roy Pipkorn, Lawrence Walters, unkown, Victor Delo, Allen Luber, and Delmond Johnson.
Mr. Gloudeman said
that he, a Vogel boy, and George Bloomfield organized the team. The
young men graded their own ball field on North West Life Insurance
Company land in Section 9, on the south side of what is now Starks
Road, west of K Corners, in the Town of Beaver. The Beaver team
played against Thorp, Braun Settlement, Greenwood, Atwood, and the
Loyal Blackhawks. Paul said World War II dispersed the team members
and ended the games. When I commented about the uniforms, Paul said
they ordered sweatshirts for about thirty-nine cents each from a
catalog, and Paul and his mom sewed the letter B on each shirt.
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