Bio: Ayer – Family Reunion (1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ayer, Vanderhoof, Rahm, Hanson, Clarkson

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

On Sunday the Ayer family held a family reunion at the Melvin Ayer cottage at Pier Lake.

Those attending were Mrs. Esther Ayer, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. David Vanderhoof, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. William Rahm, Spencer; Mrs. Donald Hanson and sons Kerry and Kurt, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. emery Rahm, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ayer and son Jeffery, Appleton; Roxanne Clarkson, Dorchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ayer and sons, Bradley, Doug and Robert, Unity.


Bio: Vander Stoep, Claude – Guest Pastor at Unity Trinity Lutheran (1 Aug 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Vander Stoep, Witt, Moore

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

The Rev. Claude Vander Stoep, Dalton, Nebraska, was guest pastor at Unity Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, August 1, 1976. Pastor Vander Stoep continued the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Trinity. Pastor Vander Stoep served the congregation from 1952 through 1957.

After the morning service, Pastor Vander Stoep and his family greeted old friend in the basement. Later everyone went to the Unity Village Park for a picnic.

The 75th anniversary celebration at Trinuty Lutheran will continued on August 15 with the Rev. Charles Witt preaching at the 9:30 a.m. service. There will be a potluck smorgasbord in the church basement after the service.

The Rev. Elton Moore is pastor of Trinity Lutheran, Unity.


Bio: Herring, Glen – Receive Birthday Mural (Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Herring, Hedler

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

Because of his lifelong interest in aviation, Glen Herring received a mural depicting an aviational scene from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herring, Colby, for his 12th birthday. Young Herring has been interested in becoming a pilot since he was seven years old, and plans to join the Air Force after graduation, and eventually entering commercial flying. The 8 x 10 mural was painted by Laurie Hedler, also of Colby, in about 12 hours’ time.


Bio: Habeck, Mary – 82nd Birthday (Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Habeck, Abegglen, Maxam, Porske, Schnabel, Peterson, Upton, Hanson, Margande, Faminy, Sedlack, Scidmore

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

Mrs. Mary Habeck, Dorchester, was honored Saturday evening on the occasion of her 82nd birthday. Thirty-two guests were present at a potluck supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Abegglen and family of Stetsonville. Mrs. Abegglen is Mrs. Habeck’s daughter. Another daughter, Mrs. Percy Maxam, Appleton, and a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Habeck, Oshkosh, were also present.

Other relatives and friends attending the party were: Mrs. Ray Porske and Todd Zillmer, Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schnabel and family, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Peterson and Kevin, Upton; Mr. and Mrs. John Hanson, Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. William Margande, Menomonie; Mrs. Pat Faminy and family, Janesville; Mrs. Anna Sedlack and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Scidmore, Colby; and Mrs. Lydia Abegglen, Abbotsford.


Bio: Smith, Steven – 8th Birthday (Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Smith, Robida, Graham, Mueller

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

Mrs. Larry Smith entertained a group of little boys for the eighth birthday of their so Steven, last Thursday. Attending the party were Kurt and Brian Robida, Greg Graham, Randy, Mueller, and David, Jerry and John Smith.


Bio: Polzin, Laura Ann (Birth – 27 Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Polzin, Blazel

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Polzin announce the birth of a granddaughter, Laura Ann, born to Mr. and Mrs. John Polzin, July 27, 1976 at the Marshfield hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and has a brother Jon and sister Anna.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Blazel, Dorchester.


Bio: Grambort, Freddie – 9th birthday (Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Grambort, Fellenz, Arneson, Horn, Hoffmann, Hanna, Voelker, Beil

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

The ninth birthday of Freddie Grambort was celebrated Friday evening with a family gathering at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Grambort. Present were his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fellenz, Marshfield, and Mrs. Norma Grambort, Abbotsford, and her sisters, Mrs. Effie Arneson and Mrs. Irene Horn.

Saturday Freddie’s guests were Cory Hoffmann, Jimmy Hanna, David Voelker, Mary and Patty Grambort, Becky Beil and Chris and Vicky Grambort.


Bio: Bragg, David Lane (Birth – 27 Jul 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Bragg, Simnacher

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

Mr. and Mrs. James Bragg are the parents of a son, David Lane, born July 27, 1976 at the Marshfield hospital The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and joins two sisters and a brother.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bragg, Dorchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simnacher, Pep, Texas.



Bio: Bragg, David Lane (Baptism – Aug 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Bragg, Hodnik, Pinter

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Aug 1976

David Lane, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bragg, was baptized Sunday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Abbotsford, with the Rev. Emil Hodnik officiating. Sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pinter.


Bio: Neidhold, Robert Alan – UW-Eau Claire Master’s Degree (Aug 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Neidhold, Haas, Thompson

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

Robert Alan Neidhold, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Neidhold, Abbotsford, will receive a Master’s degree on Saturday during the summer commencement program at the University of Wisconsin, Eau. Claire.

Commencement activities begin at 9:30 a.m. in the university area. Chancellor Leonard Haas will preside and Dr. Barbara Thompson, state superintendent of public instruction, will give the charge to the graduates.

Obit: Ridderbush, Herman A. 1901 – 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Ridderbush, Loehrke, Beyreis, Felton, Rundle, Garbisch

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 04 Aug 1976

Ridderbush, Herman A. (22 Apr 1901 – 1 Aug 1976)

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 3, 1976 at Christ Lutheran Church, Abbotsford for Herman Arthur Ridderbush, age 75, Abbotsford.

The Rev. Kenneth Loehrke officiated at the 1 p.m. services. Burial followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Wausau.

He was born April 22, 1901 in Clintonville. He married Viola Beyreis on July 30, 1951 in Crown Point, Indiana.

He farmed in the Town of Holton on his parents’ farm until 1932; then he worked in Wausau as a brakeman for the Milwaukee Road Railroad and later as a conductor in Milwaukee. In 1968 he moved to Taylor County and operated Hulls Lake Resort in Medford, until he moved to Abbotsford in 1973.

Mr. Ridderbush was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men.

He is survived by his widow; two sons, Gen, Abbotsford, and James, Appleton; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Felton, Spencer; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Velda) Rundle, Wausau, and Mrs. Anna Garbisch, Abbotsford, and one brother, Louis, Wausau.



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