Baldwin, Max C.; Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin

Bio: Baldwin, Max C. (6 Jul 1872 -
Contact: Stan

Surnames: Addison, Baldwin, Baldwin, Bannerman, Barbee, Beall, Blankenship, Bogert, Bonney, Brown, Bunch, Burnett, Caldwell, Carlson, Chevrette, Christman, Costigan, Coty, Criswell, Dalton, Daniels, Davis, Dexter, Dimon, Dolan, Donahue, Dunn, Ekblom, Ewing, Faubert, Ferguson, Fett, Fletcher, Gable, George, Gerluiger, Greer, Gutsky, Hammon, Hampton, Hartson, Henson, Hoffman, Kreig, Lusk, Mcguiness, Mclain, O'Shea, Perry, Pfunder, Reuben, Ricketts, Tomek, Tubbs, Walk, Wright, Zemens

----Source: Family Records, Gleaner, Greenwood, Wis.

Max C. Baldwin

Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin



Max C. Baldwin moved to Greenwood Wisconsin from Isle City, New Jersey, when he was hired by Henry H. Hartson to be the editor of the Greenwood Gleaner.  He was a veteran who had served at Tarlac in the Philippine Islands for the United States Military Forces during the insurrection.  Although we do not have a photo of him, his military record tells us he had brown eyes, light brown hair, a fair complexion and stood 5 feet, 6 inches tall.  He was in Company L of the 4th Calvary and began his service September 26, 1900, but was discharged Nov. 20, 1901 and his application for pension on July 12th, 1904 was denied.


By 1909, Max had sold his own newspaper and printing business and was ready to make a fresh start in Greenwood, Wisconsin.


Born July 6, 1872, in Caledonia, New York, Max was thirty-seven years old and divorced when he arrived in town during the heat of the Wisconsin summer in July, 1909.  How remote Greenwood must have seemed for this intellectual soul when he compared it to the cities in the east that he knew so well. It could not have been an easy time for this city slicker as he settled in with the family of Dr. Frederick H. Pfunder, a local pharmacist who operated a drug store on Main Street.  Mary, (Dr. Pfunder's wife), had a bit of a Bohemian accent and loved to travel.  She and Max must have had some interesting conversations over the dinner table.  Also in the household mix was Malcome, the Pfunder's twenty-two year old son who became a doctor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their eighteen year old daughter, Elsie who graduated from Greenwood High School in 1910 with a German Course was also living at home when Max boarded there.  As a senior, she was quoted saying, "I'll do my best to decrease the supply of old bachelors."  In 1914 she married Hedley Bannerman of Red Granite, Wisconsin and made her home there.  Their daughter Viola was only an occasional visitor, having already left the comfort of her childhood home.  In 1910, she married Charles F. Lusk of Owen, Wisconsin.


1900 Federal Census, United States Census, 1900, ED 161 Pasay Calvary Barracks Field Staff & Band 4th Calvary, Philippines, Sheet Letter: A, #14


Max C Baldwin, Private; 28 yr. old (Jul 1872), White male.
Census Place: Pasay Calvary Barracks Field Staff & Band 4th Calvary, Philippines, 29 S. Water Street, Springwater, NY
Birthplace: New York; Father's Birthplace: New York; Mother's Birthplace: New York


Name Census, Gender, Race Age Marital Status Birth Date Birth Place Marriage Date Immigration Birthplace of Father Birthplace of Mother
 Addison, Simon L 1900-Male-White 24 Single 5 Sep 1876 Indiana     Indiana Indiana
 Baldwin, Max C 1900-Male-White 28 Single 6 Jul 1872 New York     New York New York
 Barbee, John P 1900-Male-White 21 Single 13 Jan 1879 North Carolina        
 Beall, Edgar  1900-Male-White 22 Single 4 Oct 1878 Ohio     Ohio Ohio
 Blankenship, James M 1900-Male-White 27 Single 4 May 1873 North Carolina     North Carolina North Carolina
 Bogert, Charles J 1900-Male-White 22 Single 6 Oct 1878 Pennsylvania     New Jersey New York
 Bonney, Dan F 1900-Male-White 23 Single 30 Jul 1877 Michigan     France Ireland
 Brown, John J  1900-Male-White 19 Single 9 Mar 1881 Wisconsin     Wisconsin Wisconsin
 Bunch, William H 1900-Male-White 33 Single 13 Jun 1867 Kentucky     Kentucky Kentucky
 Burnett, Howard L 1900-Male-White 20 Single 16 Feb 1880 Ohio     Ohio Ohio
 Caldwell, Matthew A 1900-Male-White 24 Single 11 Jul 1876 Indiana     Ohio Indiana
 Carlson, Theodore 1900-Male-White 23 Single Apr 1877 Sweden     Sweden Sweden
 Chevrette, Joseph Z 1900-Male-White 21 Single 21 Jan 1879 Canada   1893 Canada Canada
 Christman, William O 1900-Male-White 21 Single 22 Dec 1879 Kentucky     Ohio Kentucky
 Costigan, John P 1900-Male-White 28 Single 2 Aug 1872 Ohio     Ireland Ireland
 Coty, Leo  1900-Male-White 23 Single 10 Jan 1877 California     Canada Canada
 Criswell, William 1900-Male-White 23 Single 18 Sep 1877 Nebraska        
 Dalton, George J B 1900-Male-White 27 Single 1 Jun 1873 New York        
 Daniels, Charles B 1900-Male-White 22 Single 28 Apr 1878 Ohio     Ohio Ohio
 Davis, Joseph A 1900-Male-White 24 Single 11 Jul 1876 Illinois     Ohio Ohio
 Dexter, Carl O 1900-Male-White 35 Single 12 Sep 1865 Massachusetts     Massachusetts Massachusetts
 Dimon, Harry C  1900-Male-White 22 Single 15 ul 1878 Oklahoma Territory     New York Missouri
 Dolan, John  1900-Male-White 23 Single 19 Sep 1877 New Hampshire     Rhode Island New Brunswick
 Donahue, Joseph D 1900-Male-White 23 Single 13 Sep 1877 Kentucky        
 Dunn, Ernest E 1900-Male-White 24 Single 19 Feb 1876 Indiana     Ireland Ireland
 Ekblom, Alex  1900-Male-White 28 Single 30 Jul 1872 Sweden   1891 Sweden Sweden
 Ewing, John M 1900-Male-White 36 Single 26 Jun 1864 Maryland     Scotland Scotland
 Faubert, George  1900-Male-White 26 Single 21 Apr 1874 Iowa     Canada Iowa
 Ferguson, Zeb 1900-Male-White 21 Single 27 Apr 1879 Nebraska     Illinois Pennsylvania
 Fett, Albert  1900-Male-White 23 Single 31 Jan 1877 Ohio     Canada Switzerland
 Fletcher,  1900-Male-White 25 Single 2 Aug 1875 England   1889 England Ireland
 Gable, Burt G 1900-Male-White 28 Single 22 Apr 1872 Pennsylvania     Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
 Gerluiger, Jacques 1900-Male-White 22 Single 3 Mar 1878 Germany     France   France
 Greer, James B 1900-Male-White 24 Single 10 Aug 1876 Kentucky     Tennessee South Carolina
 Gutsky, Otto A 1900-Male-White 26 Single 2 Dec 1874 Michigan     Germany Germany
 Hammon, John F  1900-Male-White 26 Single 9 Jun 1874 New York     New York New York
 Hampton, Alfred C 1900-Male-White 28 Single 22 Oct 1872 Tennessee     North Carolina Washington
 Healy, Charles 1900-Male-White 23 Single 7 Dec 1877 Connecticut     Ireland Ireland
 Henson, Clay F 1900-Male-White 25 Single 7 Jun 1875 Illinois     Ohio Ohio
 Hoffman, John F 1900-Male-White 42 Single 3 Dec 1858 Germany   1871 Germany Germany
 Kreig, George 1900-Male-White 22 Single 5 May 1878 New Jersey     Germany Germany
 Mcguiness, Hugh J 1900-Male-White 23 Single 10 Jun 1877 Massachusetts     Ireland Pennsylvania
 Mclain, Joseph H 1900-Male-White 53 Single 8 Jun 1847 Ohio     Scotland England
 O'Shea, John 1900-Male-White 37 Married 29 Jun 1863 Ireland 1900 1880 Ireland  Ireland
 Perry, Clarence O 1900-Male-White 34 Single 7 Apr 1866 Massachusetts     Massachusetts Rhode Island
 Ricketts, James W 1900-Male-White 27 Single 22 Jul 1873 Kentucky     Ireland Germany
 Tubbs, Reuben 1900-Male-White 17 Single 17 Feb 1883 Alabama     Alabama Alabama
 Walk, Elmer  1900-Male-White 21 Single 23 Feb 1879 Pennsylvania     Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
 Wright, Joseph E  1900-Male-White 34 Single 29 Mar 1866 Missouri     Missouri Missouri
 Zemens, Leo C 1900-Male-White 21 Single 7 Jul 1879 Germany   1893 Germany Germany



The Home of Fred and Mary A. (Tomek) Pfunder


Fred and Mary A. Pfunder



Elsie Pfunder, 1910.


Max immediately used his outstanding journalist investigative skills to compile the first history of Greenwood which was published in weekly intervals in the Gleaner.  He was quick to site progress made by the city and frequently commented on the improvements various businesses made to their establishments.  For his most popular column, "Brief Retrospect", he compiled past items from 18 years, 15 years, 10 years and 5 years earlier.  Because of Max's collection we are able to read a few of the area's earliest local events despite the fact that none of the first ten years of the Gleaner survived to be filmed.  We History Buffs do indeed owe a great deal to Max C. Baldwin and his brilliant journalism.





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