Grant Township

Tragedies

Clark County, Wisconsin

 

 

1872

Farm of Gotlieb and Helen Riedel: in 1872 a tornado destroyed their buildings and left them without anything, and later they lost their stock from disease.

1878

Last Friday, John B. Masonís steam saw mill, in the Town of Grant, was destroyed by fire.  The fire originated in the shavings near a shingle saw and spread rapidly.  Employees had barely time to escape the area, not having time to stop the operating machinery.  Clark Co. Press, June, 1878.

1884

George Brooks' House Fire at Pleasant Ridge.

1932

A headline from the Neillsville Press from the first week in December of 1932 reported that a man named Clayton Vine was killed while working at the church as he fell through a hole in the floor.  Despite the accident, the church was completed, the Methodists took over the church several years later, holding services there until the late 1960s at which time the church was closed. Pleasant Ridge Church History

 

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