Obit: Meyer, Edwin (1895 - 1952)

Transcriber: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Meyer, Scholz, Molle, Breche, Charstrew, Hill, Hanson, Hall, Schuette, Bailey


----Sources: Scrap book one: by Elsa Lange Hardrath & Dorthaleen Edwards Hardrath, Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath


Meyer, Edwin (16 May 1895 - 13 Oct. 1952)




Edwin Meyer of Atwood died at the Marshfield Hospital Monday, Oct. 13, at the age of 57 years, a heart ailment being the cause of his death. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby, Rev. R. J. Scholz of Spencer officiating, and interment will be made in the Colby Cemetery.

Mr. Meyer was born in the town of Colby on March 16, 1895. He married Ida Molle in June, 1917 in South Green Gove. He was a cheese maker by trade and made cheese in various places but operated the Atwood general store the past four years.

Surviving are his widow; six children, Mrs. Byron (Adeline) Breche of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. Leonard (Irene) Charstrew of Crandon, Merlin of Mellen, Mrs. Vernon (Marian) Hill of Thruston, Neb., Wayne of Blackfoot, Mont.; and Mrs. Eldor (Vivian) Hanson of St. Louis, Mo.; ten brother and sisters, Frank of Colby, Richard of Gig Harbor, Mich.; Miss Delia Meyer of New York City, Dr. Charles Meyer of Seattle, Wash., Ben of Chippewa Falls, Walter of Marengo, Mrs. Fred (Lillian) Hall of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Walter (Amy) Schuette of Neenah, Donald of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Louis (Mildred) Bailey of Seattle, Wash.

Additional notes in margin:

Married to Herman Hardrath (cousin)

Death year

Correction on birth date - May 16, 1895.


Bio: Meyer, Edwin/Eduard/Edward (1895- 1952)

Contact: History Buffs


----Sources: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Wikipedia, family records


1920 Federal Census, Somerset, St. Croix, ED 192, Household ID 76, Line 19, Sheet A, #5


                       Somerset, St. Croix, Wisconsin

Somerset was named by General Samuel Harriman after his father's home of Somerset, England. Somerset has a lengthy and colorful history. Before the turn of the century Somerset was bordered on the south by cranberry bogs. The terrain naturally lent itself to the production of cranberries as a result of the hilliness of the area, which is dotted with ponds, sloughs, swamps and bogs. These wet areas became of greater interest to the local population during Prohibition. These same low spots where water collected became ideal for collecting water for the production of moonshine (homemade alcoholic beverages). Indeed, Somerset already had a history of being a rough logging town, and it was only a natural progression to become the supplier of bootlegged alcohol to the twin cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. After Prohibition ended, the citizens of Somerset returned to the more humble activities of logging and farming. Wikipedia


Household--Somerset, St. Croix, Wisconsin, ED 192, Household ID 76, Line 19, Sheet A, #5


Edward Meyer, Male, 24 yrs. (1896), b. Wis., Cheesemaker at Cheese factory

Wife, Ida; F, 22 yrs.; b. Wisconsin
Daughter, Adeline Meyer, Female, 1 yr. old, b. Wis.
Daughter, Irena Meyer
Female, 0 yr. old, b. Wis.


1930 Federal Census, Morse, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA, Dwelling Number: 115, Family Number: 118



The Kneeland-McLurg Lumber Company railroad was located at Morse. It ran from 1917 until 1932. At the beginning of operations Kneeland-McLurg had a sawmill in operation at Morse, but had  problems with cracks in the mills' foundation.

The mill at Morse was never able to handle all the logs brought in by the railroad. From 1918 until 1922 K-M would run log specials with their own equipment over the SOO Line tracks from Morse to their other mill at Phillips. Following 1922, logs were hauled to Phillips in conventional SOO Line trains. The Morse mill eventually closed on Dec 12,1926. Kneeland-McLurg Lumber went out of business in 1932.

           Random Lake Times - date: 03/15/1928

Non Farm Household--Home Owned, Valued at $1500--No Radio Set
Head: Edward Meyer 35 yr. old, both parents b. Wis., Age at First Marriage: 22, Attended School: No: Able to Read and speak English, Working on own account as a cheesemaker
Ida Meyer 33 Wife
Adeline Meyer 11 Daughter
Irene Meyer 10 Daughter
Merlin Meyer 8 Son
Marion Meyer 6 Daughter
Wayne Meyer 5 Son


Daisy Cheese Factory


The Daisy Cheese Factory, Edw. Meyer, Prop., Rt. 4, Neillsville, Wisconsin

(embossed with the date: 1927)

***Card submitted by Steve Roberts, Clark Co., Wis. Historian



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