Watkins Community Tours

Contributed by Jane Braun

In the mid 1900's the Watkins Company sponsored tours to their Winona, MN plant for customers living in Greenwood and the surrounding area.  Below is one of those tour groups for which we are attempting to identify the participants.  If you can help, please contact us.



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1940 [1 unknown date]  [2, 7 May]  [3, 16 Jul]  [4, 20 Aug]  [5, 21 Aug1941  [1, 20 Aug1958  [1, unknown date]


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Names by Number


1. Margaret Kohlnhofer

17. Robert Susa

2.   Marian Noah-(Emil)

18. Arnold Thomas

3.  Rollie Benedict


4.  Francis Koschak

20.  James Susa Sr.

5.  Lee Harnett

21.  Harold Dillenbeck

6.  Viola Brumbaugh or Emma Schmidt-(Fred)

22.  Ludwig Artac or Ivan Ruzic

7.  Ella Fravert

23.  Leo Gregorich

8.  Ann Collier or Routar

24.  Mike Artac

9.  Ivana Artec

25.  Ivan Ruzic?

10. Angeline Ruzic-(Ivan)


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27.  Gabby Lamovec

12. Louisa (Franz) Abel



29.  Fred Schmidt


30.  Rudy Kokoly


31.  Ed Bukovec

16.  Giles Susa Sr.



Thanks to George Gregorich, Nettie Berthold, Eileen Krapf, Eldore Humke, Bernie Liebzeit & Stan Schwarze for helping with these identifications.



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