Bio: Merwin, Ben (87th Birthday - 12 Mar 1971)


Surnames: Merwin, Remmell

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 18 Mar 1971

Ben Mewin, 87, celebrated his birthday last Friday evening, March 12, 1971, with cake and ice cream, and friends at the Coffee Shop.

Merwin has been a lifelong resident of the Abbotsford area, being born on a farm, which is still in the family, six miles east of Abbotsford.

His son, Harold, still lives on the farm, though not engage in farming.

Ben now lives in the Abbotsford Hotel (Clark Co., Wis.), but he and his wife, who is till living, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on January 15, 1971.

A prior birthday party for members of his family was held recently.

The Merwins are also parents of a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Hazel) Remmell, and another son, Arvin, in Kewaskum. Wisconsin.

Merwin worked at many jobs during his lifetime, from the age of 13, when he started logging. He farmed, helped build new roads around the area when there were no roads, worked as a carpenter, masonry man, telephone lineman, of which he tells the story of freezing his hands, worked with the old Hull-Holton Cheese factory for 26 years, was a constable in the town of Holton, and an assistant police officer in Abbotsford, alon with various other odd jobs in a long career.



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