BRAUN SETTLEMENT TIME-LINE
Compiled by Sharon Short
Information provided by Duane Horn & the History Buffs.
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Word Document Requesting Braun Settlement History
The BRAUN SETTLEMENT area included most of Longwood Township sections 31 and 32, (north side of Popple River Road) with most of adjoining Warner Township sections 4 -6 and 7-9 (divided by Starks Road). The majority of Braun Settlement families had homes within that perimeter, although not everyone living within that area was a member of the settlement church. A few of the settlement families settled in Reseburg sec 36 and Mead sec 1 that adjoins the main portion of the other settlement families. The Braun Settlement, as it was later called, began in 1876 with the arrival of the male members of the Braun and Horn families from Sheboygan Co., WI with the rest of their families following about two years later. The Braun and Horn families soon outnumbered the scarce population already living there.
The settlement CHURCH was located in Longwood section 31, in the NE corner of Robert Horn's property per the 1905 Plat Map. The Church was organized in Sheboygan Co on January 11, 1874 and re-organized in Clark Co. as Salem Reformed Church on Sept 10, 1893. Soon after the member's wives and children arrival in 1878 services were held in various homes with the nearest minister coming once a month from Wausau to conduct the Sunday service. After the first log school building was completed in the fall of 1881 services were held there until October 1904 when the church building was completed. This building was used until about 1951 when members decided to join with the UCC church located six miles to the south in Warner section 30. 1924 records show that the Braun, Buss, Fox, Gerlach, Haase, Horn, Metcalf, Orth, Poppe, Reber, Schlingsog, Speich, Vollrath, Wayne and Welzien families were members of the Braun Settlement church.
Warner (German) Salem Evangelical & Reformed Church
The settlement CEMETERY Forest Hill is located on the NE corner of Warner section 8, (bordered on the east side by Sidney Ave.) on land owned by the Withee family per the 1880--1906 Plat Maps. Not shown on those maps is the acreage deeded by Withee to the Braun family for burial purposes. The Braun family deeded the cemetery land to the Forest Hill Cemetery Association in 1917. In addition to the many Braun, and Horn family members buried there: Alperstett, Beilke, Biddle, Budorich, Damerow, Dary, Decker, Delwiche, Ellefs, Franks, Franz, Geisler, Haase, Henson, Holly, Jefferson, Kezele, Kraatz, Kreissig, Krei, Krause, Learman, Liebzeit, Limprecht, Mabie, Meinhardt, Miller, Poppe, Rasmussen, Schumann, Seibold, Seidel, Shepka, Silvers, Stanke, Stark, Sturtz, Vollrath, Wachsmuth, Warncke, Wessel, Wilck, and Williams. (All of whom were at one time or another members of the Braun Settlement church and community.)
The settlement SCHOOL was located in Warner section 5 (bordered on the east side by Sidney Ave.) in the SW corner of F. W. Bueker's property per the 1906 Plat Map. The first school was built of logs in the fall of 1881 with the first five students being members of the Braun, Beam (Beohm?) and Ferguson families. About 10 years later the log school was replaced by a regular frame school building. By the fall of 1900, there were 27 students from the Braun, Daugherty, Geisler, Glenzer, Horn, Johnson, Seibold, Toetsch, Warncke and Williams families. (This was a public school requiring only that the family lived within that school district.)
The settlement CHEESE FACTORY was located in Warner section 6 (on the south side of Popple River Road) on the parcel owned by Robert Beilke (son of August) per the 1906 Plat Map, and held no buildings at that time. The 1930 map shows Albert Liebzeit, and the 1940 map shows C. Liebzeit as owners of the land. (These two maps do not show buildings for anyone, only school locations are noted) The Liebzeit's, who had also resided in Sheboygan Co., were related to the Braun family (Albert Liebzeit married Clara Braun) and had owned the cheese factory at one time. In 1917, Theodore Braun (1896-1980) who had been employed there as a cheese maker, purchased the cheese factory in partnership with Albert Liebzeit (1885-1946) from Theodore Miller who purchased the land about 1910 from his father (Peter Miller 1848-1937). Account books for 1916 - 1921 show patron names of: Alperstett, Braun, Briski, Buker, Damerow, Danielson, Decker, Franz, Geisler, Haase, Haefner, Happala, Hassert, Hessel, Honila, Horn, Kraatz, Kressig, Metcalf, Miller, Morgenson, Olson, Orth, Salo, Scheurman, Schlinsog, Seibold, Speich, Stark, Sturtz, Talso, Thompson and Vollrath.
PLAT MAP RECORDS of ownership record only those for whom title has passed, they do not show the names of those living there and who are in the process of buying their land under a contract. Research into individual families has shown that many properties that do not show homes on the plat maps actually did contain homes. And sometimes, as in the case of the Braun Settlement school (1880 = sec 6; 1906 = sec 5), the mapmaker was in error as to where the buildings were located.
Longwood 1880 Plat Map: sec 31 timber; sec 32 F. Braun; Wm Braun (as “Brown” on map); Jno Mabie
Longwood 1893 Plat Map: sec 31 R. Horn home; sec 32 W. E. Braun home; F. Braun home; J. Mabie home
Longwood 1905 Plat Map: sec 31 Rob. Horn home (church on NE corner of property); sec 32 W. E. Braun home; G. F. Braun home; C. Damerow home (previously J. Mabie property)
Warner 1880 Plat Map: sec 4 A. Geisler; sec 5 Frank Horn; sec 6 timber (school); sec 7 timber; sec 8 timber; sec 9 timber.
Warner 1893 Plat Map: sec 4 Otto Geisler home; F. Limprecht; sec 5 J. Whitmore home; F. Horn home; A. Seibold home; sec 6 J. Warncke home, J. With, J. Kreissig home; P. Heuck; C. Braun; sec 7 timber; sec 8 timber; sec 9 timber
Warner 1906 Plat Map: sec 4 W. Alberstock home; Otto Geisler home; A.S. Armstrong home; sec 5 Frank Horn home; A. Seibold home; Wm Horn; F. W. Buker (school on property); H. Decker; T. O. Withee (two bldg on property). Sec 6 Rob. Beilka (Beilke); F. W. Buker; John Warner home; Otto Geisler home; Henry Decker, two homes; Jul. Kreissig; A. Wessel; sec 7 Wlm C. Franz; A. Wessel home; W. Simon; P. S. Keusrig; T. O. Withee (one bldg ); sec 8 T. O. Withee (cemetery on property); John Sanford home; F. Willians home; Geo. Drinkwine home; J. Korback; C. Kellesvig; sec 9 Limprecht
1865 The Whitmore family homesteads in the future Braun Settlement area, on the 1875 census but doesn't receive title to land until later.
1870 A. D. Hank Ferguson homesteads in the future Braun Settlement area
1874 John Mabie and Michael Haley homestead in the future Braun Settlement area
1874 Andrew "Yankee" Johnson, born c1849, married Cassie Steel and homesteads in future settlement area only to die two years later in 1876.
1876--The Horn and Braun men come to Clark County and homesteaded west of the Black River. They clear their land and build log homes for their families.
1878--William Braun II and his wife Anna Torsh move to their new homes. They had 9 children, two died in infancy. The other seven were three girls, Eva, Louisa, and Christina. The four boys were Christian, Fredrick, William III, and Gottfried. Robert Horn, married Christina Braun. His brother, Frank, married Louisa (sister of Christina). Emilie Horn (sister of Robert & Frank) married William Braun III (brother of Louisa and Christina). Fredrick Braun married Maria Wilck and his brother, Christian, married Elisa Wilck, sister of Maria
1878 Otto Geisler homesteads in the Braun Settlement area.
1878--"Henry Ferguson lived where William Schlinsog now lives. Ferguson was Chairman of the Town Board of Supervisors. He started making a highway from Hemlock Dam in almost a bee-line northwest to his place. Several miles were cut out four rods wide and a few places turnpiked. It crossed the present highway just south of the Braun cemetery (Forest Hill). A short piece of turnpike was built to the top of the hill west of the creek, but it was never finished and has all been abandoned. He sold his farm to Jacob Kreissig, father of Ernest and Mrs. Lena Schlinsong." (History of Braun Settlement School, by Chas. Varney)
1879 Fred Limprecht homesteads in the Braun Settlement area.
February 25, 1879 Gustave A. Horn born to Frederick and Louisa Braun Horn, child dies August 28 of same year. First burial in Braun Settlement cemetery.
January 20, 1881--Married, at the residence of Jacob Behl (Bibel)`, town of Warner Jan 20, 1881, by Rev. C.C. Swartz, Mr. Otto Geisler of town of Warner, to Miss Anna Conrad, of Sheboygan. [The Bibel and Geisler farms adjoined each other in Warner sec 4]
January 1881 In 1881 a man named Jacob Bibel lived about a mile northwest of Hemlock, on what is now the Al Armstrong farm (sw corner of Warner sec 4). Bibel who had come from the old country a few years previous, was a tall, homely, man with large protruding eyes and black whiskers that made him look like a monkey. He had found a wife near Milwaukee, who was seventeen years old when he married her. She was a good worker and always helped with the outside work. One day in January 1881, while the two were hauling logs to Black River at Hemlock and while unloading, they became involved in a dispute. Mrs. Bibel drew a revolver, which she always carried, and shot him dead. She dragged the body back into the woods and left it. She returned home with the ox-team and went about her work as usual. Later she went to Harry Mead, telling them Jacob had gone away with a man and had not returned.
About a week after, Joe Palmer, the miller at Hemlock, and Fred Limprecht noticed crows or ravens circling and cawing around and knew something was wrong, so went to investigate and found the body of Bibel doubled up behind a log, frozen stiff. The body was brought to town and put in Honeywell's warehouse, the building now occupied by Ed Schwarze. As some men were putting the body into a barrel of water to thaw it out Woodie Chandler, who happened to be "about three sheets in the wind", said "Take another dive, Jacob, take another dive".
Mrs. Bibel was arrested and taken to Neillsville and while there in jail a baby boy was born to her. She denied having murdered her husband. When court sat in March, her lawyer, Bob McBride, cleared her. She confessed, but claimed self-defense, as Jacob had come toward her threateningly with a canthook. (The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934) [No further info as to Mrs. Bibel's full name, exactly when the baby was born, where Jacob is buried, or where Mrs. Bibel went after being released.]
Related Link: Bebl, Jacob's Murder Case (27-Jan-1881)
1881 John Mabie lived on what is now the Damerow farm, on the north side of the line, also both Brauns had been included in the Longwood district. They made application and were set over into the Braun district. Now the next thing was to build a schoolhouse. Mabie, Beam, Horn and Ferguson cleared a small spot midway between the homes, rolled up logs for the building (12 x 16 ft. in size), covered it, put in the floor, two windows and a door. Ira Beam made the furniture, desks, and seats for pupils and teacher. For this fully equipped school they received $90 and never thought of a sit down strike. In fact were well satisfied, as the custom in those days was an honest day's work for small wages...A foot path was made running diagonally from Horn's past the school house and Beam's to Fergusons and there these five children began their education in the heavy forest, with a lady for teacher, who after a few weeks gave it up and was followed by Bessie Harvey, who received a salary of $27 per month. She boarded at Ferguson's and paid $1.50 a week.... By Charles A. Varney
...It was on December 10, 1880, (1881 per church history) I think, that I received a letter from John Dore, County Superintendent of Schools of Clark County, advising me that I could have the school in the Braun District, eight or ten miles from Greenwood, and that Henry Ferguson, the clerk of said school, would meet me at the Bagley Hotel in Greenwood on Sunday, December 12, and school was to begin December 13. Mail did not travel as fast then as rural carriers were unheard of. After hurried preparations, like getting the horses shod for the roads were icy, Father and I left home Saturday noon staying in Neillsville that night. On arriving at Greenwood the next day, we found that Mr. Ferguson had been there and gone. We inquired the way, which was four miles north and branched off at Hemlock. It was a track just wide enough cut out of dense timber, and after many turns we came to the Ferguson home... by Bessie F. (nee Harvey) Pomroy
July 7, 1882 Last Saturday old Michael Haley, an early resident of Clark County and well remembered by the older resident of Greenwood, died in the state asylum at West Salem, Wis., after twenty-five years of insane raving and delusions. The records of the asylum, as furnished by Supt. O. Cullisckson (Gullickson), show that he was committed from this County July 7, 1882, at the age of 46 years, to the state asylum at Oshkosh, and a few years later was transferred the West Salem asylum, where he had remained ever since.
From some of the older residents it is learned that old Michael was a bachelor, who lived very much alone, on what is now known as the John Sanford farm, west of Greenwood. He is said to have depended largely upon his vegetable garden for revenue. While not a recluse he lived alone and to himself, and it is thought his lonesome life had much to do with turning his mind. It is remembered that he used to wander about with a witch hazel bush, claiming to be able to locate wells with its aid. Nothing can be learned of his history previous to his settlement here, and if there was any sentimental disappointment or tragedy connected with it, it probably is buried with him. January 24, 1907 Gleaner [Michael Haley lived in Warner sec 8, and is on the 1875 census]
1887 The J. Warncke and Kreissig families homestead in Braun Settlement
August 11, 1888 Johann, two year old child of Johann and Caroline Warncke died. Braun Settlement cemetery's second burial.
May 27, 1889-Herman, two year old child of Fred and Sitonie Limprecht died. Braun Settlement cemetery's third burial.
January 17, 1890--Maria Lydia, daughter of Fred and Maria (Wollhaupt) Wehrmann born.
August 7, 1890 Unnamed infant of Johann and Caroline Warncke born, died, buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
August 7, 1890 Maria nee Pingel, age 52, widow of Jaoghim Wilck, mother-in-law of Frederick Braun, dies, burial in Braun Settlement cemetery.
April 19, 1891 Emma, 13-month old daughter of Robert and Christina Horn dies. Sixth burial in Braun Settlement cemetery.
September 26, 1891 Herman, 26-month old son of Frederick and Louisa Horn dies. Seventh burial in Braun Settlement cemetery.
October 13, 1891 Christina, age 73, wife of Gottlieb Seidel dies. Eighth burial in Braun Settlement cemetery.
September 6, 1892 Sitonie Seidel, age 37, wife of Frederick Limprecht dies, buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
April 14, 1894 Ernst, 14-month old son of Frederick and Maria Braun dies, buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
May 8, 1894 Harry, five-year old son of Frederick and Maria Braun dies, buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
July 3, 1897 Selma, 17-month old daughter of Johann and Caroline Warncke dies, buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
December 29, 1898 Alfred, 19-month old son of Robert and Christina Horn dies, buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
April 2, 1899-- Married, at the bride's home, Easter Sunday, April 2, 1899, Miss Bertha Williams of Greenwood to Mr. Vernon Aikins of Eaton, Rev. Paul Hull performing the ceremony.
July 24, 1899 Mina, 6-week old daughter of Johann and Caroline Warncke dies, buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
February 9, 1900--George Drinkwine and wife are not satisfied to be merely producers of honey of a high grade, but they are trying their hand at something new and they think they have something sweeter than even triple extract of honey, a rollicking baby boy, born Thursday, Feb. 1. This is No. 1, and congratulations are therefore in order.
March 2, 1900 The young men and maidens of the Braun settlement are planning for a dance tomorrow night at the home of Robert horn. Frank Horn and some of his neighbors are hauling about 15,000 of the brick that will be used on the Wollenberg building to brick veneer the nice new house he is building.
March 9, 1900 Miss Bertha Horn celebrated her 18th birthday Saturday. The young folks reporting a good time. Miss Minnie Braun accompanied Mr. Paul Mais (her best) to his home Thursday where they remained until Sunday.
March 16, 1900 August Miller who has been working for Robert Horn and Theo. Wilck, returned to his home at Green Grove Monday. Miss Laura Horn accompanied by August Miller (her better half) was seen on our streets Sunday. Frank Horn has been hauling lumber for his house.
March 24, 1900 Elizabeth, 13 month old daughter of Frank and Netti nee Massey Williams dies, buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
May 18, 1900 Henry Humpke (Humke) is to take the census for the towns of Warner and Mead.
June 8, 1900 Wm Alperstadt has accepted a position with Henry Johnson as barber. He has been engaged at the business at Sheboygan for the past four years and came to this city highly recommended as a workman.
June 22, 1900-- Mrs. Limprecht spent Sunday in Greenwood with her son, William Alperstedt, who is sick. [Bertha Fielder, mother of William, m. Alperstett, Cramer, Limprecht]
Sept 29, 1900--Mrs. J. C. Miller accompanied Mrs. Holley to Stevens Point yesterday.
February 25, 1901 John Mabie, age 63, pioneer settler dies, buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
May 3, 1901 Mr. & Mrs. Frank Horn are getting ready to celebrate their silver wedding and Grandfather Braun's eightieth birthday on Saturday next, May 11, 1901. [Frank and Louisa Braun Horn, Warner sec 5]
May 17, 1901 The silver wedding and birthday celebration at the Frank Horn's Saturday was an event long to be remembered by the many relatives and friends participating. Their new brick house, which is a large one, was crowded, and the merry making was continued until the break of day. Besides being the birthday of Grandfather Braun, it was the anniversary of two of Mr. Horn's sons. Those present from Greenwood were Ch. Kippenham and family, Aug Baurman and wife, Chris Braun & family and Albert Schwarze. To name those present from the West Side would include the census roll for that district.
July 19, 1901 Chris Braun bought Dr. Kennedy's fine driving team last week and has ordered a new wagon and complete outfit to start the rural delivery August first. He will have an up-to-date turnout. [Chris Braun 1859-1935, lived Warner sec 6, moved to Greenwood in 1901]
August 2, 1901 C. A. Braun will begin to deliver mail Thursday. This will encourage correspondence.
September 6, 1901--A bouncing baby boy (Hubert) came to stay with Robert Horn & wife on Sept 3.
November 1, 1901 It is easy to tell a Clark Co farmer this year. He wears his hat on the northeast corner of his dome of tho't and exhibits a smile as roseate as the dawn of day. Why shouldn't he smile? It rained and the hay crop grew. It cleared off and they made hay while the sun shone. It rained and the wheat, corn, barley, rye and potatoes thrived. It cleared off and the crops were taken care of. Smile if you feel like it and laugh aloud if you want to hurrah for Wisconsin! Hurrah for Clark County!
November 13, 1901--Larry Drinkwine died at 10:30 Wednesday night, Nov. 13, 1901 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Otto Gruwell, pneumonia being the cause. The funeral will be held at ten o'clock this morning from the home, interment to take place in the Greenwood Cemetery.
January 3, 1902 Messrs W. E. Braun and Robert Horn, accompanied by Misses Minna Braun and Bertha Horn left Friday for a visit with relatives at Rhinelander.
April 4, 1902 There were confirmation services at the schoolhouse Easter Sunday. Those confirmed: Freda Kressig, Clara Braun, Oscar Horn and Minnie Colbaum.
May 9, 1902 Mrs. Hammer of Mpls is visiting her brother, Frank and Robert Horn and her sister, Mrs. Wm. Braun.
July 10, 1902 The doctor was called Wesnesday to see some of Robert Horn's children who are sick with scarlatina. [Scarlet Fever]
December 15, 1902 Albert Leibsite (Liebzeit) of Sheboygan is working for F. Braun.
January 1, 1903 Wm Braun and wife, Frederick Braun and wife, Robert Horn and Mrs. Frank Horn attended the funeral of Eugene LaBarge (LaBerge) at Withee Friday. [Eugene, 13 year old son of Alexander and Bertha Tiedeman LaBerge, died Dec 22, 1902.]
February 19, 1903 Robert Horn, Mrs. Frank Horn and W. E. Braun went to Sheboygan Saturday to attend the funeral of their brother's wife, Mrs. August Horn, of whose sudden death they received word Thursday. [Frederick Anton August Horn, Jr. married Anna Herman who left six small children when she died. The oldest three stayed with their father, the infant Elmer adopted by William and Emelia (Horn) Braun, Walter also lived with William and Emelia (on their 1905 census) for a while but went back to live with his father; Emily was adopted by Bertha (Horn) and John Zimmerman.]
February 26, 1903 Mrs. Frank Horn and W. E. Braun returned from the funeral of their sister-in-law of Sheboygan Saturday, bringing the baby with them. [Infant Elmer Horn]
March 24, 1903-Twin girls are born to Andrew and Lena nee Conrad Seibold. Infant Olive dies March 31 and infant Tressa dies April 3 of same year, both buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
April 9, 1903-Minna Braun closed a successful term of school in the Decker district Friday. [Minna, daughter of William and Emelia (Horn) Braun. Minna married Ted Knifke and later lived in Chicago.]
June 18, 1903-Braun Settlement is quite a lively place now days. We have a large party every week and sometimes two. How is that? We are not dead even if we do look brown.
July 2, 1903-Bertha Zimmerman visited relatives recently. [Bertha daughter of Frank and Louisa (Braun) Horn.]
August 2, 1903-Robert Johnson of Chicago, and Selma Braun spent Thursday with their cousin, Mrs. Chris Karsten at Green Grove. [Robert, son of Jacob and Louisa (Horn) Johnson. Selma, daughter of Wlm and Emelia (Horn) Braun, later married Wlm Alperstett. Bertha, daughter of Frank and Louisa (Braun) Horn became Mrs. Chris Karsten.]
September 3, 1903-Mr. and Mrs. Robert Horn are happy over the birth of a son which took place Saturday evening. He is a twelve-pounder. [Ervin C. Horn, born Aug 28, 1903.]
February 25, 1904-Friends gathered at the home of Minnie Braun in Braun Settlement Sat night and helped her celebrate her birthday.
March 3, 1904-August Horn of Sheboygan is visiting his little son Elmer and other relatives in this vicinity.
May 5, 1904-Laura Horn left Thursday for Wrightstown where she intends to work for her uncle this summer.
August 25, 1904-The Braun Settlement is soon to have a church building all their own, it being the Chapel for the German Reformed Salem congregation and is built a little north of Wm Brauns place. It has been plastered and will be completed in the near future.
September 20, 1904-The dedication of the new church in Braun Settlement will be held, if God provides, Sunday Oct 2 at 10:30 a.m. All the friends of Salem's congregation who aided us to build this church are cordially invited to come and celebrate with us. They will find their dinner ready in the houses next to the church and at 2:30 p.m. there will be a harvest home and missionary service. The collections will go toward the church, Rev. Henry Andreas of La Crosse, Wisc will be the preacher. J. Schmalz
April 20, 1905-Friends and relatives to the number of 150 gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Braun last Friday to help them celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. At 8:00 in the evening, the pair who had so successfully reached the twenty-fifth mile stone of wedded life, took their places in the parlor and were, for the second time, united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. Schmalz officiated.
May 15, 1905-- Messers. Daugherty and Ketchpaw have finished the wall for C. A. Anderson house and the carpenters have begun work on the house. Limprecht and Baumann have the job of building.
July 6, 1905-Frank Horn of the Braun Settlement was in the office a few moments Saturday and from him we learned that his son-in-law, Christ Karsten who lives just south of Curtiss, was among the sufferers from the cyclone which struck that section some weeks ago, he having his barns blown down and house and crops badly damaged. Wm and Otto Horn have been up there helping him build a new barn.
February 13, 1906-- Mrs. Frank Williams is recovering slowly from having a cancer removed from her face.
March 8, 1906-Frank Williams, living in the Braun Settlement, who was a Gleaner caller Saturday, informs us that his wife has been having a long tussle with a cancer on the right side of her nose, but that they think it is nearly cured. It had been coming on for the past four or five years, but did not become serious until the past year. [This Williams family must have moved out of Clark Co as nothing further could be found.]
March 15, 1906-- Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Buker of the Braun settlement mourn the loss of an infant child born to them Thursday of last week. The mother has been very sick, but we understand is now out of danger. [Baby girl, unnamed, b. March 7, d. March 8, 1906.
March 22, 1906-- A crowd of young people gathered at Limprecht's Saturday evening to remind John Cramer that he was sweet sixteen. A bounteous repast was served at midnight – all report a pleasant time. [Bertha Fielder, mother of John Cramer, m. 1879 Emil Alperstett; m. 1882 John Cramer; m. 1899 Fred Limprecht, Sr. Note that Cramer is also spelled Kraemer in various records.]
November 29, 1906-The Braun brothers, C. R, W. E., Fredrick and C.A., and their sister Mrs. Frank Horn returned last week from a week's visit with relatives in Sheboygan. The chief mission to their former home as a sad one, being to attend the funeral of their uncle Frederick Torsh.
December 27, 1906--A. S. Armstrong has added a new surrey box sleigh to his livery equipment, which makes a swell rig. It has springs under the box as well as in the cushions, making it like riding in a sofa-cushioned rocker. Al has good reason to be proud of it. Deputy Sheriff R. M. Campbell of Neillsville was in town last week serving papers on officers of the Greenwood Telephone Company in proceedings brought by A. S. Armstrong demanding $6,500 damages for disconnecting him from the exchange. The company states that the connection was severed because Mr. Armstrong was in arrears to them for service. The officers took this means of pushing a settlement. It is said Mr. Armstrong is backed by outside interests.
December 27, 1906--George and Ernest Schwarze are very sick with typhoid fever at the home of the former. They were in camp near Ladysmith and came home to be under medical care. Eddie Geisler, who with Otto Schwarze came home from the same camp last Saturday night, is also showing signs of being affected with the same ailment. Otto went back to work yesterday morning. Dan Cook came down from Miller's camp, above Park Falls, Friday evening to spend Christmas with his family and attend to business affairs. He says snow is deep in the woods with no bottom to it. He reports that Harry and Louis Siebold, who are up there also, are enjoying camp life and growing fat as matches. Young Chris Johnson also came down at the same time.
January 3, 1907-Theo Knifke and wife, nee Mina Braun, and little Kenneth of Chicago are spending the holidays with the latter's parents Mr. and Mrs. William Braun.
January 10, 1907-School commenced Monday after two weeks vacation. Dimple Harlow of Greenwood is the teacher and she is well liked by all.
April 3, 1907--The wedding of Wm. A. Schlinsog and Miss Freda, daughter of Mrs. Julius Kreissig, which occurred at the home of the bride April 3, 1907, was one of the biggest and happiest social events the Braun Settlement has experienced. The bride, who was gowned in dark blue, was attended by Miss Emma Schlinsog of Chicago and Miss Martha Schlinsog of Granton, as maids, while Messrs. Fred Schlinsog and Adolph Geisler acted as best men. Rev. J. Schmalz of the settlement officiated. An elaborate supper followed the ceremony, that fully sustained the reputation of the settlement for its generous hospitality, and the evening devoted to merriment in general. Among the hundred and fifty guest present were Mrs. Amelia Schlinsog, mother of the groom, and Albert and Maggie Schlinsog, his cousins, of Granton; Mrs. Annie Johnson of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Biel of Lynn, and Henry, Herman and Charles Schlinsog of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Schlinsog are at home to their friends at the Kreissig farm.
September 12, 1907-School commenced Monday, Miss Hilda Kippenhan being the teacher.
April 30, 1908-John Faust Sr. has rented what is known as the Yankee farm. He moved from Black River Falls last week. [The “Yankee” farm as it was known, was first owned by Andrew “Yankee” Johnson, b. c1849, d. 1876 who married Cassie Steel in 1874. The farm was next owned by the Orth family, and then by the Hubert Horn family.]
June 3, 1908--On Wednesday, June 3, 1908 at the home of John Christenson, occurred the marriage of Miss Amelia Decker to Eddie Geisler. The young couple will make their home on a farm in the Braun Settlement.
July 9, 1908-Mr. and Mrs. Robert Horn mourn the loss of their infant child which was laid to rest last Wednesday. [Still-born infant, born and died June 22, 1908, not named, 13th and last child.]
September 17, 1908-School opened here Monday morning with Alta Rand as teacher.
January 14, 1909-Herman Damrow (Damerow) of the Braun Settlement is hauling stone for the basement under his new barn which he is going to build this coming spring.
February 5, 1909-Charlotte Schaper age 68, wife of Fred Buker, Sr dies of cancer.
February 25, 1909-James Morganson purchased a place in the Braun Settlement a short time ago and moved his family and household goods up from Iowa last week.
March 4, 1909-Ed Braun and Gustave Haglund have completed their bookkeeping course at Tolands School at La Crosse and are now taking shorthand and typewriting.
April 22, 1909-Saturday, says the Eau Claire Leader, a verdict in favor of the John S. Owen Lumber Co., defendant, was given by Judge O'Neill. The plaintiff was Oscar Horn, who lives at what is known as Braun Settlement, and who was injured while in the lumber company's employment in March 1908. The suit was for $25,000 damages, the plaintiff being represented by V. W. James, attorney, and the defendant by R. P. Wilcox. A release had been given for $520 by the plaintiff to the risks of the lumber company, but Mr. Horn swore on the stand that he did not know what he had signed. In the agreement to the court attorney Wilcox maintained that the defendant company had at all times done all in it's power to furnish perfect equipment and appliances and that the plaintiff, if there was any negligence, was himself responsible as he was handling the chain that broke and should have examined it. The attorney moved that the court direct a verdict for the defendant and this was done. Against the motion attorney James argued Horn in the accident suffered loss of his left leg and other injuries of serious nature. [Oscar A. Horn, age 21 in March 1908 when he lost his left leg. As a result of his wooden leg he always limped]
June 17, 1909-Otto Horn and Ida Ebert Wedding.
August 5, 1909-Arthur Decker and Gustave Horn left Monday morning for the harvest fields at Groton, South Dakota where they will work during the harvest season. [Arthur born 1886, son of Henry and Sophie (Schwarze) Decker, died in 1919 of food poisoning, buried in Miles City MT.]
May 7, 1910- The largest and prettiest wedding took place at the Salem Reformed Church on Saturday afternoon, May 7, when Miss Clara Braun was united in marriage to Mr. Albert Liebzeit of Herman, Sheboygan Co. Wisc. by the Rev. Otto Saewert. The groom has rented his father's farm and Mr. & Mrs. Liebzeit left yesterday morning for Herman, where their future home will be.
June 16, 1910-F. F. Braun of route number two, has sold his farm to Wm Erdmann of Sheboygan for the consideration of $7500. Mr. Braun has purchased property one and a half miles from Sheboygan and will move there later on.
June 3, 1911-Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Braun celebrated their silver wedding Saturday June 3 at their home in Braun Settlement. The wedding was again solemnized, the Rev. Saewert officiating. A large crowd of neighbors and friends were present to help make the occasion an enjoyable one. Mr. and Mrs. Braun were the recipients of many beautiful and valuable presents, among them a fine leather couch.
June 15, 1911-Meeting the Sheboygan Classis of the Synod of the Northwest of the Reformed Church in the United States met in annual convention in Reformed Church west of Greenwood last week. 25 ministers and 15 laymen (Elders) attended the meeting.
June 22, 1911-Popular vote contest: Some young ladies nominated from Route 2 included Dora Horn, Selma Braun, Laura Noah, Hilda Kippenham, Anna Fravert, Lydia Kuester, Gusta Schwarze, and Setonia Braun.
July 6, 1911-George Vollrath and Olga Laura Braun wedding.
August 10, 1911-Mabel Rosman, Dora Horn, Fern Sloniker, and Bessie McCormick returned from Oshkosh Saturday, the term of summer school being finished.
October 5, 1911-Mrs. Robert Horn and Mrs. Emma Kreissig went to Sheboygan last week for a couple of weeks' visit. Dill and Horn have made arrangements to drive a bus to both the F & NE and Soo trains.
October 19, 1911-The misses Beatrice Ketchpaw and Dora Horn left Wednesday morning for Turton, South Dakota, where they will teach school this winter.
December 7, 1911-Julius Dill took over Frank Horn's interest in the Dill and Horn livery business Monday and will run the business alone in the future.
March 28, 1912-Chas Wayne went to Thorp Sunday to get his mother, who is coming to live with him in the new home just erected near John Vollrath's in the Braun Settlement area. Mr. Wayne is a new comer here and is starting a farm on a piece of wild land.
June 12, 1913-- Mr. Jacob Speich and Miss Ida Vollrath were married June 12, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Vollrath, in the Town of Warner. There were 80 guests present. The groom took charge of the Withee farm Hemlock when he was 19 years old, still carrying on with the farming operation. He is one of eight brothers, all well respected in the community. The bride's family is also well known, her father being one of the leading men of Clark County. She has for some time filled a responsible position in the Rossman-Steiger store at Greenwood. They will make their home on the Hemlock farm.
July 26, 1913-Mr. Carl Horn, who has been a guest of his sister, Mrs. W. E. Braun, autoed back to Iowa, his sister accompanying him.
October 2, 1913-Chris Braun and wife were very pleasantly surprised last week Tuesday by a number of friends from the Braun Settlement. The occasion being their 25th wedding anniversary. The evening was a pleasant one and will long be remembered by them. About 35 were present.
October 23, 1913-Oscar Horn was taken to Marshfield Monday evening by Dr. Frank Kennedy for an operation for appendicitis. [Oscar A. Horn, age 26 at this time.]
April 16, 1914-Laura Horn and William Beecroft wedding.
June 10, 1914-Marie Damrow and Edward Braun wedding.
June 11, 1914-Arnold Beyer and Fern Sloniker wedding.
August 18, 1914--Mrs. Edel Rasmussen of the West Side (Warner twnshp), died at her home on Tuesday evening, Aug. 18, 1914, from internal injuries received from a severe fall about a month ago. Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen and two children moved here from Iowa in July, and settled on the John Sanford farm, which they purchased. They were becoming comfortably situated when the above accident occurred. She leaves her husband and two small children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother. Deceased was born Aug. 19, 1889, being twenty-five years of age.
December 4, 1914-I have purchased the photograph-gallery recently operated by G. Toburen and am now ready for all kinds of photography. Studio open every day of week. All work guaranteed to be satisfactory and charges reasonable. I will also do amateur finishing and handle Kodak supplies. O. A. Horn, Prop. Greenwood Studio
December 24, 1914-- Hugh Smith and Fred Limprecht attended the basket ball game at Greenwood Saturday night.
March 19, 1915-Deceased (Stephen Butcher) met a very untimely and sudden death on Friday, Mar. 19, 1915, when at the Kreissig and Schwarze Saw Mill after a load of lumber. He was taken very suddenly with apoplexy and died instantly before any of those who witnessed the scene could reach him. Mr. Butcher had apparently been in the best of health and was about his work as usual. He was a man that had never been ill in his life, always strong, pleasant and agreeable. [Stephen Butcher obit, partial]
April 22, 1915-Mrs. George Poppe, better known as Tillie Horn, went home to help the boys with the house work in absence of their mother. Mrs. Robert Horn, who is suffering with rheumatism, is staying in Withee under the care of Dr. Neilson.
June 10, 1915-Albert Liebzeit returned home last Saturday evening from Sheboygan Falls, where he attended the funeral of his mother.
July 29, 1915-Herman Haase and family of Chicago arrived here last week and have moved into the Frank Horn farm which they recently purchased through the Howard agency.
September 18, 1915-William Braun, age 95, dies at the home of his daughter Mrs. Frank Horn.
September 22, 1915-Anna Damerow and Oscar Horn married at Salem Reformed Church.
September 23, 1915-Ella Kuester and Albert Fravert wedding.
April 10, 1916-Helen nee Damerow Krause dies after 3 days illness.
May 25, 1916-Albert Liebzeit is the owner of a new Reo, purchased from A. Armstrong.
August 24, 1916-Card of Thanks: We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors who so willingly assisted us during the illness and death of our husband and father. Mrs. Robert Horn & Children
October 5, 1916-I wish to thank the Modern Woodmen of America and the clerk of Camp No. 1450 in particular for the prompt payment of my late husband's insurance, which was paid me in full. I also wish to thank the order of Equitable Fraternal Union for the prompt payment of their policy. Respectfully, Mrs. Robert Horn.
October 5, 1916--A report has reached here about a young man, named Humpke (Humke), who was killed by lightning. Living three-and-a-half miles northwest of Greenwood, the young man was struck by lightning during a morning shower of rain. He and his father were putting the cows in the barn for milking when the bolt came. The father was stunned, but the son was killed. Young Humpke was 20 years old. [Edward Sept 3, 1897-5 Oct 1916, son of Henry and Anna Kippenhan Humke]
October 19, 1916-Anna Woepse and Gustave Horn wedding.
November 30, 1916-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar A. Horn on Sunday November 16. 1916, a 8 and ½ lb girl. [Baby named Arlene Horn]
December 7, 1916-Ad in Gleaner: your friends can buy every thing you can give them for a present but your photo, so make them a present of a good photo for Xmas this year. For the balance of this year we will give away free a beautiful souvenir calendar with every order of photos at the Greenwood Studio. Studio open every Monday and Wednesday evening. O. A. Horn, Photographer
March 8, 1917-Mrs. Robert Horn and Mrs. W. E. Braun called on grandma Kraatz Tuesday who intends to leave here soon for her home in Canada.
April 5, 1917-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Woepse on Friday, a baby girl.
April 19, 1917-Frank Horn Sr. died Saturday morning after a short illness.
November 16, 1917-- Mrs. Braun was engaged in raking up leaves in the church yard of the Reformed Church and burning the same, when her clothing caught fire and before the flames were quenched, suffered severe burns, which finally resulted in her death on November 29. Braun, Mrs. Carl obit 7 Dec 1859 - 29 Nov 1917
November 22, 1917-Mr. Woepse and daughter Mary returned last Friday from Sheboygan where they attended the funeral of the former's mother.
November 29, 1917-Arthur Horn of Rhinelander came home Saturday for a few days visit with relatives.
November 29, 1917-School Notes: The examinations for the second period are over and show the following results. Those receiving nearly ninety or over in four subjects are given honorable mention. Honorable Mention: Robert Orrick, Hubert Horn, Wm. Damrow (Damerow), Leona Walter, Evangeline Sheets, Frank Clute, Helen Cleveland, Vera Ingham, Roland Loos, Littie Hamre, Edith Stoneberg and Elmer Braun.
May 9, 1918-Gus Horn has bought a new Ford car.
May 30, 1918-- A little baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Buker this (Friday) morning. The little one died shortly after being born. (A retraction in the next week's paper indicated the infant was a boy)
September 12, 1918-School opened Monday with Miss Bertha Braun as teacher. Ervin Horn started to attend high school last week. Best wishes for a successful year to him. Mrs. Robert Horn and sons, Oscar, Gus and Otto spent Sunday with Henry Horn in Buffalo Co returning Monday.
November 7, 1918-Feel Happy Although Defeated: Although defeated for County Sheriff, Albert Liebzeit apparently is quite happy. He met a lot of people, made many friends and on the whole it was a paying proposition. Liebzeit's unique campaign expense statement included the following items: Lost 1349 hours of sleep thinking about the election; lost 2 front teeth and a lot of hair in personal encounters with the opponent; donated one beef, four shoats and five sheep to a county barbecue; gave away two pairs of suspenders, four calico dresses, $5.00 in cash and thirteen baby rattles; kissed 126 babies, kindled 14 kitchen fires, put up four stoves, walked 4076 miles, shook hands with 9508 people, told 10,101lies and talked enough for 1000 volumes; attended 16 Socialist meetings and was baptized four different times. Contributed $50.00 to foreign missions and made love to nine grass widows, hugged 48 old maids, got dog bit 39 times and was defeated.
February 20, 1919-Arthur Horn returned home Saturday having been mustered out of service.
March 6, 1919-Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Poppe a baby boy.
May 15, 1919-Mr. William Alperstett and Miss Selma Braun were quietly married Wednesday evening at the parsonage by Rev. Hall.
September 25, 1919-I have just moved into the Ed Buker house and am ready to do dressmaking. Give me a call. Martha Horn [Martha, daughter of Frank and Louisa Braun Horn, born 8-17-1898, died 10-3-1966, never married]
November 6, 1919-Oscar Horn and brother Henry rented the home farm, taking possession Nov 1. [Oscar and Henry, sons of Robert and Christina Braun Horn]
December 18, 1919-Oscar Horn who has been in the photographer business in this city for many years will move onto his mother's farm in Braun Settlement shortly after Christmas. This will leave Greenwood without a photographer and we sure need one.
March 25, 1920-Mr. Theo Braun purchased A. Salo's farm. Mr. Salo intends to leave for Michigan soon.
December 2, 1920-Mrs. Robert Horn purchased Cora Babb residence and has moved into same.
January 20, 1921-Saturday eve January 15 was a jolly evening for the majority of the Braun Settlement people. On January 6, Herman Damrow was quietly married to Miss Selma Pearson at Cannon Falls, Minn., so when they came back home Sunday January 9th a large crowd gathered and gave them a noisy reception with music from cow bells, dish pans, shot guns and other contraptions for which they received some real “long green” something that is very scarce at the present time. So the question soon arose what to do with the cash. Some thought it would be handy to pay taxes with, other cigars, others thought it would be fine to buy eats as “drinks” are out of the question. Ice cream and wieners were decided on to be bought and the ladies to furnish cake and sandwiches and then have a real evening like “years ago”. So they decided to gather large sleigh loads of people and go to the George Braun's place, he being an old bachelor and would be glad to enjoy an evening with a social bunch of jolly neighbors as Braun Settlement is proud of boasting to have. Saturday eve about sixty-five people gathered and did good justice to the large supply of coffee greatly missing the “old key”. But thus music furnished by the pathe and accordion, the evening was greatly enjoyed by all. The guest departed in the early hours wishing that some one would soon give another donation.
March 19, 1921-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Horn, Sunday March 15th, a baby girl. [Baby named Helen Marie Horn]
April 12, 1921-Marie nee Salzsieder, age 61, wife of Karl Damerow, dies of a stroke.
October 12, 1921-Mr. Theo Braun and Miss Emma Myrin were united in marriage. They will reside in the Braun Settlement where the groom operated a cheese factory.
January 5, 1922-Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Horn on December 22nd, a baby boy.
June 8, 1922--The happy culmination of a courtship of many years occurred at St. Paul, Minn. when Miss Rose Speich and Charles Ludwig, were united in marriage. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Speich and has been employed at the Farmer's Store for a number of years. The groom has also been employed at the same store as manager until about 2 years ago, when he resigned his position. About six weeks ago Mr. Ludwig purchased the A.H. Noetzel store where the young couple are enjoying a splendid patronage.
November 2, 1922--Mrs. Robert Horn & son Ervin returned last Thursday from the West where they spent the summer with relatives.
May 17, 1923--The following purchased new cars this spring: E. Haase, a Ford Touring, W. Alperstelt, a Ford Roadster, Alb Franz a Chevrolet, and H. Woepse a Hupmobile.
May 17, 1923--Born to Mr. & Mrs. O. A. Horn March 31st a baby boy (Leroy).
July 26, 1923--Miss Rose Haase was injured by an ugly cow that attacked her while Mr. Haase and Rose went in the pasture to bring the cow and calf home. Mr. Haase sold the critter at once to avoid any more accidents.
September 27, 1923--Mrs. R. Horn and son Ervin returned home from Dakota last Thursday where they spent the summer.
October 11, 1923--0. Horn is helping A. Orth put in the cement floor in his new barn.
June 5, 1924--Ervin Horn of Eau Claire, spent the latter part of last week here with relatives and friends.
September 10, 1925: Mr. & Mrs. Theo. Braun and George Braun and wife attended the Milwaukee fair. School started Monday with Miss Ragnhild Emberson teacher.
October 29, 1925--A number of relatives and friends had a farewell party on Miss Martha Horn at her home in this city Sunday evening. Miss Horn will leave soon for Washington where she will spend a year visiting relatives and friends.
December 10, 1925--Jim Metcalf, Theo Braun, John Seibold, and Paul Damerow got two large wolves last week. Besides getting $30.00 per wolf bounty, the hides will bring about $10.00 each. These fellows greatly enjoy wolf hunting and will undoubtedly bag many more before the winter is over.
December 16, 1925-- Alfred F. Laabs and Ina M. Seibold were the principals of a very quiet wedding which took place Wednesday evening Dec. 16, 1925 at the Lutheran parsonage, Rev. Geo. Heilman officiating. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Seibold of the Braun Settlement. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Laabs of the West Side. He was attended by John Seibold, a brother of the bride.
March 4, 1926--Mr. & Mrs. Gust Horn moved in their new home Thursday.
January 7, 1926--Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Orth of Milwaukee spent a week with their old friends and also sold their farm to Hubert & Otto Horn.
March 18, 1926--Rev. & Mrs. E. G. Pfeiffer of Oshkosh, Wis., arrived in Greenwood last Saturday. They will take up the work in the Zion Evangelical Reformed Church at Greenwood and the work in the Braun Settlement Reformed Church. They will make their home in this city and at present are occupying the Mrs. Robert Horn residence.
January 6, 1927--Miss Martha Horn, who has been spending the past year or so in the State of Washington, has returned to Greenwood.
April 30, 1927--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Gust Horn, a baby boy Saturday April 30th.
May 5, 1927--Mr. & Mrs. William Horn and son Rudie, and R. Tanner visited Sunday with relatives at Curtiss.
June 22, 1927-- Miss Erma Vollrath, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Vollrath, and John Seibold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Seibold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Seibold, were united in marriage.
July 6, 1927--Miss Doris Haase and Albert Franz were united in marriage at the Braun Settlement Reformed Church Wednesday July 6 at 12:30 p.m., Rev. E. G. Pfieffer officiating.
August 26, 1927-- Ed Braun, Henry, Hubert and Gust Horn, Jake Speich and Herman Damerow own a threshing machine in partnership and started threshing at H. Damerows Tuesday.
January 11, 1928-Anna nee Damerow, age 38, wife of Oscar Horn dies of influenza complicated by heart problems and diabetes. She leaves five young children.
September 27, 1928--Mrs. Robert Horn went to Eau Claire last week where she entered the hospital for medical attention, being affected with varicose veins.
December 27, 1928--Mrs. Louise Horn celebrated her 74th birthday at her home Sunday by entertaining a dinner for the following: Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Karsten and family and Mr. Franklin Kraut of Curtiss, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Karsten and daughter of Milan, Mr. & Mrs. Otto Horn and son, Mr. & Mrs. Wm Horn, Mr. Chris Braun, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Braun and Oscar Horn and children of this city.
October 31, 1929--Mrs. Louise Horn went to Milan yesterday, called there by the serious illness of her niece.
December 12, 1929--Miss Martha Horn called on relatives at Curtiss and Milan Sunday.
January 11, 1930-Otto Martin Horn and Rose Haase marriage.
May 4, 1930---Mrs. Caroline Warncke passed away after a short illness of yellow jaundice at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Siekman. Mr. and Mrs. John Warncke were charter members of the Braun Settlement Reformed Church. Buried Braun Settlement cemetery.
May 29, 1930--Charles J. Wayne, only son of Wm. and Leora Wayne, was born in the town of Marietta, Wis., Jan. 18, 1891. After a lingering illness of 10 weeks he passed away May 29, 1930, at the Holy Rosary Hospital at Miles City, Montana. He went to Clark County in the spring of 1913 and settled in the Braun Settlement, where he and his mother owned a farm and where he lived until 1920, then going to Montana, where he was married to Neva Rellis of Baker, Mont. in 1921. They then returned to Wisconsin where they lived until 1925, when he and his wife and mother returned to Montana, and where his wife passed away March 22, 1926.
September 28, 1930-Otto Geisler dies, born October 19, 1859, buried Braun Cemetery.
March 19, 1931-Ervin Horn and Amelia Sprinkle marriage.
October 4, 1932-Herman Hasse dies, born September 4, 1877, buried Braun Cemetery.
February 23, 1933--Sparks from the chimney started a fire in the attic of the Otto Horn home in Braun Settlement last Wednesday afternoon burning the home to the ground.
The fire was discovered about 3:30 p.m. by Theodore Braun, who operates the cheese factory across the road from the Horn home. Mr. Horn was in Greenwood at the time and the absence of help prevented volunteer firemen from saving the home. Neighbors managed to save all furniture except that in the two bedrooms upstairs. Even the canned fruit in the basement was saved. The house was one of the oldest houses in Braun Settlement and was a large brick structure. After the fire only the walls were left standing. It was built in 1891. The Horn family is staying at the Theodore Braun home. The loss was covered by insurance.
August 17, 1933-- The Ladies Aid will meet this Thursday, Aug. 17, at the home of Mrs. Aug. Krause one-mile south of the Williams' home. Everyone welcome.
October 4, 1934--Irvin Bladl, Granton, who is employed at the Wm. Geisler home in Braun Settlement cut his left foot with an axle (axe?) last Friday morning. He was brought to the Greenwood clinic where four stitches were taken to close the wound. He suffered greatly from loss of blood.
November 22, 1934--Mr. and Mrs. C. Franz were week ago Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Decker.
June 24, 1935--Marriage of Mercedes Meinholdt and Harry Liebzeit at Waukegan, Ill. She is the daughter of Gus Meinholdt.
June 30, 1935-Braun Settlement School Census. Name of parent or guardian, distance from school, name of student, age of student.
William Alperstett 1.5 miles Melvin Alperstett 14
Matt Bolf 1 mile Catherine Bolf16; Anna Bolf 14; Francis Bolf 12;Matt Bolf 8; Ervin Bolf 14
Ed Braun .5 mile Clayton Braun 14; Edward Braun10
Theo Braun .75 miles Shirley Braun 12; Allen Braun 7
S. Currathers 2.5 miles Verla Currathers 8; Helen Currathers 5
Ed Dahl 1.5 miles Hazel Dahl 10
John Franks 2.5 miles Erma Franks 10; Dorthy Franks 7
Adolph Geisler Greenwood 1 mile Fern Geisler15
William Geisler 2 miles Eileen Geisler 19
Alfred Gray 1.5 miles Kenneth Gray10; Lavern Gray 6
Clarence Haigh .125 miles Owen Haigh 14
Gus Horn .25 miles Almira Horn 16; Norman Horn 13;Robert Horn (no age listed);
Herbert Horn 8;Donald Horn 11
Henry Horn 1 mile Lavern Horn 7; Iris Horn 17
Hubert Horn 1.125 miles Duane Horn 5
Otto Horn 1 mile Harold Horn 18; Glen Horn 7
George Kern 1 mile Lorrane Kern 8
Ira Leach (no distance listed) John Leach 13; Lucy Leach 10
William Lee 1.25 miles Gilbert Lee 11; Lyle Lee 10; William Lee Jr. 8;Harold Lee 5
Ed Noah 1.5 miles Lavern Noah13
R. E. Preller 1.25 mile Robert Preller 17; Edna Preller 13;
Richard Preller 10;Anna Preller 5
Carl Reber 1 mile Johanna Reber 15; Wille Reber 13; Fred Reber 7
Guy Richmond 1.75 miles Betty Richmond 5
John Scheurman 1.25 miles Alvin Scheurman18; Evaline Scheurman 18
John Seibold 2 miles Jeanette Seibold 5
Jake Speich 1.25 miles Violet Speich 14; Elmer Speich 12
Henry Woepsie 1.25 miles Mary Woepsie 19
October 23, 1935--Born to Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Horn, a baby daughter.
November 10, 1935--Christian A. Braun, for many years a resident of Greenwood and vicinity, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George F. Buker, Nov. 10, 1935, the cause of his death being pneumonia. Christian A. Braun, son of Wm. Braun Sr., and his wife, Anna Torsch, was born in Riesenkird, West Prussia, Germany, on Nov. 24, 1859.
The family came to Sheboygan, Wis., in 1873 and moved to the town of Hixon (now Longwood) in 1878. He was united in marriage to Elsie Wilke on Sept. 23, 1888. They made their home in the town of Warner on the farm now occupied by Mrs. Herman Haase. They moved to Greenwood in 1901.
January 1936-- With nearly 200 old age pension applications on file and awaiting determination of the Pension Committee, Clark County will start paying its old age pensions shortly after February 1st. In accordance with the state regulations, pension payments are payable the first of the month for the preceding month. The first month's assistance checks will vary from $5 to $20 for each pensioner, depending on the number of dependents. Investigation of pension applications shall include a thorough examination into the eligibility of the applicant, including his financial standing and financial responsibility of his relatives. Applications for pensions must produce evidence clearly establishing their citizenship. No non-citizens are eligible.
January 9, 1937-Agnes Damerow, age 45, dies of influenza and pneumonia.
January 13, 1937-Karl Damerow, Sr., age 86,dies of old age. (Father of Agnes & Charles)
August 30, 1937-Charles Damerow, age 43, dies in northern Wisconsin lumber camp.
December 28, 1937-Esther, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Liebzeit and Alvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ziegler marriage.
January 26, 1939--Wm. F.
Geisler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Geisler was born in the Town of Warner, Feb.
24, 1883 and grew to manhood in Braun Settlement. He learned the butter-maker
trade and after his marriage to Miss Ethel Howard of Granton on Oct. 2, 1907, he
operated a factory for many years until he purchased the home place from his
father. He engaged in farming for several years until poor health forced him to
retire. He passed away at Humbird Jan. 26, 1939. Mr. Geisler is survived by his
wife, two daughters, Ione and Ilene of Chicago, his mother, Mrs. Otto Geisler
and two brothers, Adolph and Edward of the Town of Warner. One son, Cleo passed
away in 1929 and his father also preceded him in death.
March 9, 1939--Frederick Braun, son of William and Anna Dorothy Torsch Braun, was born at Riesenkirch, West Prussia, Germany August 7, 1857. He passed away March 9, 1939 after a lingering illness at the age of 81 years. He came to America in 1873. He was married to Maria Sophia Wilck at Sheboygan on June 3, 1886 and came immediately to their farm in the Town of Reseburg. Seven children were born to this union. Three died in infancy, Harry, Odele and Ernest. Those who survive are Clara, Mrs. Albert Liebzeit, Town of Warner, George of the Town of Eaton, Theodore of the Town of Warner and Marianna, Mrs. Emil Noah of the Town of Mead. He is also survived by his wife Mrs. Mary Braun, two sisters, Mrs. Louisa Horn and Mrs. Christina Horn both of Greenwood and one brother, William Braun of the Town of Warner. Mr. and Mrs. Braun became charter members of Salem Reformed church on the day or its organization September 10, 1893. In 1919 they moved to Greenwood and became members of the Zion Reformed Church.
October 12, 1939--Adolph Wessel, age 71, died October 12, 1939, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schwarze, in the Town of Warner. Mr. Wessel, son of the late Bernard and Johanna Oberkrueger Wessel, was born in Lippe-Detmold, Germany, Oct. 15, 1867. In 1892 he came to the United States and worked in Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties until 1898, when he was married on Aug. 13 to Anna Auerbach.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Wessel purchased a farm in the Town of Mead, where Mrs. Wessel died June 8, 1917. Twelve years later Mr. Wessel sold his farm to his son, Albert, and moved to the City of Greenwood.
August 18, 1940--Mrs. Fred Buker passed away suddenly at the Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, She underwent a major operation four weeks ago and was getting along nicely, but suffered a sudden heart attack. Mrs. Buker was 65 years old. She was born in the Town of Warner, December 8, 1874. She was married to Fred Buker on December 8, 1883 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schwarze, in the Town of Warner. The Bukers' have lived for forty years on their present farm in Braun Settlement 81/2 miles northwest of Greenwood. She is survived by her husband, one son, George Buker and one daughter, Edna (Mrs. Clarence Haigh), both of Greenwood: her father Herman Schwarze, four brothers and two sisters: Adolph, Albert, George and Otto, all of Greenwood, Mrs. Mathilda Brick of Greenwood, Mrs. Sidney Greene, of Sidney, Colorado.
March 12, 1947--Funeral rites were held for Jean Carol Horn, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Horn, 10 miles northwest of Greenwood, who died March 12, at her parents' home. The child had been ill since an operation last November. Six cousins, Duane, Gerald, Donald, Lloyd, Norman, and Herbert Horn served as pallbearers and flowers were carried by Darlene, Nadine, and Corrine Horn, June Braun, Elaine Seibold, and Jean Wells.
April 11, 1948--Mr. and Mrs. Henry Franz, Greenwood, observed their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, April 11, 1948 with an open house from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bolf, Greenwood, Route 4.
November 22, 1951--Amelia Mae Sprinkle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sprinkle, was born July 12, 1909 at Ludington, Wis. On March 19, 1931 she was united in marriage to Ervin Horn. To this union were born three daughters, one dying in infancy, Nadine 17 and Corrine 15. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 1951, the family was en-route to spend the day with her sister and family at Ingram and when they were nine miles west of Stetsonville, the car skidded on an icy surface and struck and embankment. Mr. and Mrs. Horn were trapped in the car, but the two daughters escaped and were able to get aid at a nearby farm. They were taken to the hospital but Mrs. Horn passed away before reaching the hospital. She leaves to mourn, her husband and two daughters, her father Eugene Sprinkle, Black River Falls two brothers, James of Merrillan and Walter of Augusta two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Sue) Shanke, Milwaukee and Mrs. Richard (Ann) Marten, Ingram.
1953 (?)--Rural Fire Department members of the Greenwood Fire Department were called to the Ervin Horn rental home that was originally The Braun Settlement Cheese Factory and home of the Theo Braun family. Ervin Horn, a salesman, used the upper floor for living quarters and the lower for storage. When Mr. Horn awakened about 4 o'clock, the building was so filled with smoke that he could not find his way around the living quarters. The dense smoke prevented firemen and neighbors, who responded to the alarm, from saving either household goods, or supplies stored in the basement. Mr. Horn saved only the clothes he had on when he escaped from the burning building. He is staying for the present with his brother, Otto Horn. The former Braun cheese factory was located 9 miles northwest of Greenwood, on the Warner-Longwood Town line. The fire started from Mr. Horn's over-heated oil burner and the fire and dense smoke kept the firemen from entering the building while the strong northwest wind didn't help at all. The building burned to the ground and all the contents were lost. The Braun family was devastated by the loss.
The cheese factory was a landmark in the area where Mr. Braun made cheese for approximately 30 years before returning to farming at the Braun home farm. The destroyed property was owned by Theodore Braun and the damage was estimated to be about $6,000 on the property with $3,500 insurance. Mr. Horn estimates his loss on the household goods and clothing as about $2,500 with $1,500 insurance. Many of our older readers will remember the Ted Braun Cheese Factory with its little grocery store, a gas pump and of course sold butter and cheese. [Ervin Horn, born 1903, died in 1993]
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