Bio: Picus, Ben



Surnames: Picus, Keiner, Miles, Ramsey, Baird, Crane, Arends


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 24 Oct 1929



The New Fair Store

"The Store that Saves You Money"

(Ben Picus, Proprietor)

Greenwood, Eaton Twp., Clark Co., WI

Contributed by Janet Schwarze.   


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The above advertisement appeared in the Greenwood Gleaner, Oct. 24, 1929. 


In 1870 "Chandler and Brown" of Black River Falls rented Honeywell's store for one year and then built and moved into a building on the lot where the Picus store was situated when this advertisement ran in 1929.  Ben Picus rented the building from J. Arends and conducted a General Store there with Billie Rellis as manager. Although not the original store, it was on the site of the first building. For several years, Leroy Ramsey ran a mercantile business in Greenwood, but later sold his store to Ben Picus.


This Picus was robbed several times, as was the O. & N. Lumber Company, Keiners Meat Market, North Side Service Station, and the E. J. Crane and Sons elevator. The robbers breaking into Picus' store were apprehended but the other thieves are still unknown.


In 1921, Emily Miles worked at this store as a cashier.  Hastings R. Baird also worked for Picus.


Source: Greenwood Gleaner & 1934 "Hub of Clark County".



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