Bio: Neuenfeldt, James Carroll (1918 - 1973)


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Surnames: Neuenfeldt, Murphy, Rossini, Faussne, Hallen, Thomas, Jones


----Sources: Federal Census, Social Security Records


James Carroll Neuenfeldt, 19 September 1918 - 20 February 1973


Spouse: Mary D. (6 Feb 1923 - 28 Dec 2004)


Burial: Both Mary and James Neuenfeldt are buried in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, USA, Plot: Sec. L, site 4843

Mary Dorothy Murphy was born Feb. 6, 1923. She married James Neuenfeldt on Nov. 22, 1945, and he predeceased her in death on Feb. 20, 1973. They lived in Greenwood, Wisconsin until the early 1950s and then moved to Black River Falls. They moved to St. Paul in the late 1950s.

The couple was survived by six children, Mary Jo (Lawrence) Rossini, Karen Neuenfeldt, Kathryn (James) Faussne, Dorothy (Christopher) Hallen, Ann (Thomas) Jones and Bill (Robin) Neuenfeldt; nine grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Shirley Neuenfeldt, Greenwood.

Jim's Dairy Bar, Greenwood, Wisconsin


James Neuenfeldt opened "Jim's Dairy Bar" (pictured above)



On Friday, January 20th a new business will be added to our city. Jim's
Bar under the management of Jim Neuenfeldt will have a grand opening featuring Susy Bars for everyone. On another page of this issue there is a coupon worth 35 cents on any purchase of $1.00 or more on opening day only.

In addition to the new U Bar and stainless steal fountain, Jim has a complete line of package drugs and sundries, books and magazines, tobacco and candy, and school supplies.

A new feature of Jim's is the 24 hour photo developing service through Al's (Alvin Schwarze, local photographer) Photos of Greenwood. You can bring in your film one day and pick up the prints the next day.

Parkin's ice cream and dairy products will be featured both at the fountain and at the self-service cooler.

Jim cordially invites everyone to stop in and see the new business. Greenwood Gleaner, 19 Jan 1950


*Parkin's Ice Cream



Wilbur Parkin purchased the original McCrillis Ice Cream Company, also known at one time as the Marshfield Bottling Works, in 1928 and soon expanded the operation to include branch plants in Merrill, Medford, Sauk City and Baraboo. On January 5, 1941, the original plant building was severely damaged in a fire.  The building was the subject of a feature story in the September 1941 edition of the "Ice Cream Review, where it was described as a "dream plant" for the average size ice cream maker. It featured fireproof construction with glazed tile walls, concrete & tile floors and glass block windows. It was equipped with a new type of advanced filtering system, called a Stamsvik filter. In addition to company offices, the building housed a bar machine room for making ice cream bars, a hardening room for refrigerated storage, two batch freezers, a can washing room, a packing room, loading dock receiving area and inside vehicle and bulk goods storage.  John Parkin took over from his father soon after the new building was built and expanded the product line to include a number of specialty dairy products such as cottage cheese and molded popsicles. Two well-known local products were the chocolate and butterscotch covered "Susy Bars," and the molded popsicles called "Todd Twins," both named for the Parkin children. John Parkin also introduced the bulk tank to Marshfield area dairy operations.  In addition to his efforts as a founding member and vice-president of the National Independent Dairy Association in 1957-58, John Parkin was president of the Wisconsin Independent Dairy Association from 1956-63. He was a leader in the successful movement to create the predecessor to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board in 1961. He was also elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1968. John Parkin was active locally as the founder of the first Cub Scout pack in Marshfield in 1949 and served as president of the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce from 1958-60. In 1966, John Parkin sold the Parkin Ice Cream Company plant to the Consolidated Badger Cooperative of Shawano, Wisconsin and its products were marketed under the Morning Glory dairy label, still in use today (Historic preservationist, Thomas Brown, 2014-selected excerpts).






The Neuenfeldt Brothers were Good Bowlers.  Nearly every week their names and scores appeared in the Greenwood Gleaner.

The clip below ran 19 Jan 1950.



1940 Federal Census, Greenwood, Greenwood City, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, District 10-15, Line #69Family 216


William Neuenfeldt, 49 yr. old white married male
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Last Place of Residence: Same House

Household Members
Head William Neuenfeldt M 49 Wisconsin
Wife Mabel Neuenfeldt F 47 Wisconsin
Son James Neuenfeldt M 21 Wisconsin
Son Albert Neuenfeldt M 25 Wisconsin
Son Jerald Neuenfeldt M 17 Wisconsin


1930 Federal Census, Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, District 15, Line 95


James Neuenfeldt, white, single 12 yr. old male

Household Members
Head Wm Neuenfeldt M 38 Wisconsin
Wife Mabel Neuenfeldt F 36 Wisconsin
Son Chas Neuenfeldt M 16 Wisconsin
Son Albert Neuenfeldt M 15 Wisconsin
Son James Neuenfeldt M 12 Wisconsin
Son Gerald Neuenfeldt M 7 Wisconsin


Military Records


Name: James C Neuenfeldt
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 18 Jun 1942
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: WISCONSIN
Education Level: 2 years of college
Civilian Occupation: Skilled occupations in production of bakery products, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private (later, Sgt.)
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)


Minnesota Death Index


Name: James C. Neuenfeldt
Name Suffix: (Sgt.)
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 20 Feb 1973
Event Place: Hennepin, Minnesota
Birth Date: 19 Sep 1918
Birthplace: (Wisconsin)
Born in Minnesota: N
Record Number: 1873923
Certificate Number: 005253
Certificate Year: 1973


Social Security Death Index


James Neuenfeldt
Birth Date: 19 September 1918
Social Security Number: 397-07-8732
State: Wisconsin
Event Date: February 1973
Age: 55



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