Warner Township

Clark County, Wisconsin

Warner Township Pioneers

By Sharon Short & the Clark Co., WI History Buffs

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1893 sec 11. 14, 24 no residences H. H. C. (H. H. Camp)

No further information on H. H. Camp

CARLTON family, Warner township

1895 census, head of family: Chas Carlton 3 male, 2 female

...That was the approximate period of telephone development in neighboring communities. A man named Hanson ran a line from Curtiss to Withee, and at Colby, Charles Carlton and S. E. Danes gave the business a start. Abbotsford also got its first small exchange. Owen, relatively new, was progressing, and J. L. Clarke gave it telephone service, also extending a line to Withee...." No further information on Charles Carlton".

CARPENTER family, Warner township

1880 sec 34 residence C. W. Carpenter

1863 pur land from Clark Co., sec 34?

1871 pur land from C. C. Merrick, sec 35?

1873 pur land from C. C. Washburn, B. F. French, and George Haner sec 26 and sec 27?

(The latter, Haner being the 2nd husband of Lydia Green Short, paternal great-grandmother of Sharon Short)

The land in sec 26, 27, 34 & 35 was sold to Chandler Brown by 1876 who then sold it to the Miller brothers who sold it to Peter Hansen and Herbert Sweet in 1901. It was foreclosed by Miller in 1904 then sold to Abraham Speich in 1905, whose family owned it for many years.

Charles W. Carpenter, farmer, (Warner) Sec. 34, P.O. Greenwood, was born in Carrol Co., Ind., April 26, 1830. He was raised on a farm, and remained at home till 1850, when he went to Jefferson Co., Iowa, where he farmed a taught school till 1857, when he came to Greenwood, where he preempted 120 acres. He and his wife, Sarah, walked from Weston's Rapids to his wife's sister, Mrs. Eaton's, at the mill. Sarah carried a child in each of her arms. He left, in 1859, and went to Weston's Rapids and taught school then to Neillsville to teach, and in 1860 was elected Register of Deeds, which position he resigned during his third term. Having learned the printer's trade of Mr. Thompkins, he published the Clark County Advocate from 1863-65 he then sold out and went to Iowa, returning and settling on (Warner Township) Sec. 27, in this town, which farm he sold and moved to Barron County, and published the Chromotype, in 1873 or 74. In 1850, he married Miss Sarah E. Pinkston, of Indiana. They have four living, children and have lost George N., Alma L., deceased. Olive F., now Mrs. F. Pfeifer, Cora C. and Alberta, deceased, Mary E., Merta J., Ida May, Allie M. V., John P. and an infant, deceased. Mr. Carpenter is a member of the Masonic lodge. 1881 HISTORY OF NORTHERN WI [The 1881 history was probably written in 1880. Of the eleven children listed there were five still living in 1880: George N. died 1929; Olive F. died 1919; Mary E. died 1937; Ida May died after 1903; Allie M.V. died 1897. The six who were dead by 1880: Alma L. died 1864; Cora C. died 1864; Alberta died 1864; Meta J. died 1873; John P and the unnamed infant" died prior 1880, no record of exactly when the last two died or where they are buried. If the many moves are dated correctly all but the first two were born in Clark Co., WI. The mother would have been in in her mid to late fourties when the last two were born.]

"...Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Carpenter, parents of George Carpenter, known to old associates as Ly Kurkis (I could find nothing on 'Ly Kurkis'), came from Iowa in 1857 to visit Mrs. Carpenter's sister, Mrs. Elijah Eaton, who resided in Eaton town, located then on the west bank of Black River near the Rapids, where Van Dusen and Waterman had erected a mill, which was sold to Elijah Eaton and Samuel Lambert in 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter walked the entire distance from Weston's Rapids, about fourteen miles, Mrs. Carpenter carrying a child in her arms; George, then four years old, walking most of the way, Mr. Carpenter carrying a pack on his back with their personal belongings. Being favorably impressed with the surroundings they remained. The following year, 1858, their third child Olive Francis (Mrs. Frank Pfeiffer) was born, being the first white child born in Greenwood. In 1859 Mr. Carpenter preempted 120 acres of land, built the second house, a log cabin, which he sold to S. C. Honeywell, and who later sold it to Steve Andrews. It is used now by Ed Schwarze as a storage place for farm, machinery...."  The Hub of Clark Co 1853-1934, chapter 11

"...Charles W. Carpenter arrived June 10, 1857...."   Greenwood of Yesteryear 1963

...In the Spring of 1863, Tompkins laid down the paste-brush and scissors to take his subscribers by the hand for a farewell shake, and left the county. The Advocate, though owned by A. J. Manley, being still continued by C. W. Carpenter who remained in charge until 1865...."1881 History

July 1873: C.W. Carpenter reports he has met with good success in canvassing for his forthcoming paper, the Greenwood Gazette, which will make its appearance next week.

Dec 22 1881: C. W. Carpenter made his appearance on our streets to-day for the first time in many weeks, having been on the sick list for a long time.

Mar 30 1882: Mr. Chas. Carpenter is very sick with consumption.

CARPENTER, Charles Wesley (26 April 1830 - 31 Aug. 1882)

Charles Wesley Carpenter died near Greenwood Aug 31, 1882. Mr. Carpenter was born near Delfi, Indiana, April 26, 1830. At the age of 9 years his parents moved to Illinois, where they remained one year and then returned to Indiana, near the city of Carhart. Mr. Carpenter lived here with is parents until the spring of 1850, when he was married. In the spring of 1857 he came for the first time to Clark Co, lived about two years at Greenwood. In the fall of 1859, taught school at Weston Rapids. The next spring he was employed to teach the school at Neillsville. The following fall he was elected Register of Deeds, which he held for three terms. During this time he had charge of the Clark Co Advocate, the first paper published in the county, and was also postmaster. Mr. Carpenter's health began to fail in the fall of 1865, when he again returned to Iowa. Having partially recovered the next spring he returned to Clark Co and settled on what is now known as the Miller Farm, one mile north of Greenwood, where he remained until the spring of 1873, when he again embarked in the newspaper business in Barron Co, Wisc, failing in this enterprise he went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he lived one year and then returned to this place where he resided until his death. His last illness (consumption) was long and painful. The funeral service took place from the M. E. Church. He was a member of the Masonic order and by his request was buried according to the rights of that order. (Buried in Greenwood cemetery)

CARPENTER, Sarah nee Pinkston (4 Oct 1830 - 8 Nov 1903)

After two weeks of illness resulting from general degeneration death claimed another victim when Mrs. Sarah E. Carpenter of this city died at the home of her son George. For several years her health has been such that she was only able to be up and around, doing the light housework necessary for herself and son. The demise of Mrs. Carpenter removes one of Clark County's pioneers. Born in Vego County, Indiana, Oct. 4, 1830, and married twenty years later to C. W. Carpenter. The surviving children are George N., who has lived with his mother to the last, Mrs. Frank (Olive) Pfeifer, also of Greenwood, Mrs. Free (Mary) Hodges of Salem, Oregon and Mrs. Ida O'Neill of La Crosse. The funeral occurred from Grace M. E. church, of which she was a long time member. Interment took place in the Greenwood cemetery. [Ida M. Carpenter and Henry Michael O'Neill were married on 3 Sept 1891, nothing further found on this couple.]

CARPENTER, Mertia J. (1867 - 26 Mar 1873)
Died in Greenwood March 26, 1873, Mertia J., daughter of C. W. and Sarah E. Carpenter, aged 6 years, 2 months and 26 days. Funeral services were held in this village. The parents formerly resided here, and have three children buried in our village cemetery. Little Mertia is now laid beside them. [Alberta b. 3-3-1863, d. 2-3-1864; Alma b. 11-12-1855, d. 2-13-1864; Cora C. b. 12-13-1860, d. 2-7-1864. A fifth child, Allie M.V. b. 2-14-1874, d. 3-26-1897 all buried Greenwood cemetery.]

CARPENTER, George N. (c1853 - 25 Jan 1929)

Word has been received here that George Carpenter passed away at the Oregon State Hospital Newberg, Oregon, January 25, 1929. Mr. Carpenter was one of the oldest and first men to have lived in Greenwood. He went to Oregon a few years ago to make his home. (With his sister Mary Carpenter Hodges)

[Marriages: George Carpenter to unnamed bride 4 Jan 1889; George Carpenter to Mary M. Dailey 5 April 1887. No further info on these marriages or if this is the correct George Carpenter.] Married, in this village (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.), April 5th, 1887, by George F. Dailey, J. P., Mr. George Carpenter of Merrill, Wis., and Miss Mary M. Dailey of Colby, Clark Co., Wis. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple took the train for Merrill where they will in the future reside.

CARPENTER, Mary E.  marriage - 1 Oct 1882

Married, at the residence of the bride's mother, in the town of Warner, Clark Co, Oct. 1, 1882, Mr. Freeman Hodgers and Mary Carpenter, both of the town of Warner.

Hodges, Mary E. nee CARPENTER (19 Dec 1864 - June 1937)

Mrs. Will Syth received word last week of the death of Mrs. Mary E. (Carpenter) Hodges. The following was clipped from an Oregon paper: Mrs. Hodges was born at Neillsville Dec. 19, 1864 and passed away of a heart attack in a local hospital at the age of 72 years. Although she had been in failing health for several years she had been active until about two weeks ago; when she became ill with the attack that caused her death. Mrs. Hodges was married to Fremont Hodges, who died here in 1924, were married in Greenwood, Wis., Oct 1, 1882. They came to Newberg about 35 years ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hodges had resided here until their deaths. Mrs. Hodges is survived by three sons, Elmer Hodges and George Hodges of Newberg, and Robert Hodges of Oakland, Cal.; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Wilhelmson of Newberg and one sister, Mrs. Ida O'Niell of Minneapolis. Funeral services were held at the Hollingsworth Chapel. Burial was in the Friends' Cemetery."

Pfeifer, Olive nee CARPENTER (31 July 1858 - 2 Nov 1919)

Mrs. Frank Pfeifer died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.M. Arntsen in Duluth, Minn., on Nov. 2 at the age of 64 years, 3 months and 2 days. Olive Frances Carpenter was born in Greenwood, Clark Co, Wis., July 31, 1858, was married to F.J. Pfeifer at Humbird, Wis., Oct. 29, 1877. To this union was born five children, Mrs. Geo. Alton of Washburn,, Wis., Mrs. John Kamps of Timber Lake, S.D., Mrs. A.M. Arntsen of Duluth, Minn., Charles Earl and Mrs. W. Leff of Ellendale, N.D. She is survived by her husband and four daughters, Charles Earl (5-7-1885 - 8-5-1886) having died in infancy. She was the first white child born in Greenwood in a house, which has been known as the Wm. Oelig home, and resided in Greenwood for many years. She was an active old lady and was enjoying the best of health at the time of her death, which was due to heart failure. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. A.M. Arntsen in Duluth, Minn. -Mr. Pfeifer, Mr. and Mrs. Arntsen, Mrs. Alton and daughter accompanied the remains to Greenwood, where the remains were laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery. Frank Pfeifer, dealer in groceries, provisions and meat, Greenwood, born in Bohemia, Dec. 31, 1849, and landed in Baltimore, Md., in 1865, arrived in Wisconsin in 1867, where he worked for James Lock came to Greenwood in 1868 he then went to work in the wood until 1877, when he opened this store, being one of the firm of Pfeifer Huntzicker. In 1877, he married Miss Francis O. Carpenter. They have two children, Sadie Armeda and Ludmilla. Mr. Pfeifer belongs to the I. O. O. F. and the Temple of Honor. 1881 HISTORY OF NORTHERN WI


1880 sec 6 & 31 no residence CC (Chadwick & Christie) (1893 sec 6 = NHWithee, sec 31 =Stewart, Schwarz)

CHADWICK, Thomas (15 June 1832-29 June 1911)

Thos. Chadwick of the town of Eaton died at his home June 29 1911. Deceased was born in New Hampshire June 15 1832 and moved with his parents to Warrensburg, N.Y. when he was a boy, where he grew to manhood. He was married to Roxena Vernom in 1859. He engaged in the lumbering business in New York State in early life and came to Wisconsin for the first time in 1857, and again in 1861, when he invested in timber lands. In 1872 he moved to Neillsville with his family and in the spring of 1873 moved to the farm where he has since lived. He died at the age of 79, from general decline and age. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and one son. One sister is till living in the state of New York. The funeral services took place at the M. E. Church of Christie, and the burial was in the Christie Cemetery. 1880 Census--Weston, Clark, WI: Thomas Chadwick @47, b. NH, Farmer, Parents b. NH Wife: Roxy A. @43, b. NY, Parents b. NY Son: Marcus @14, b. NY Other: Christian Hogenson @37, b. Norway, Laborer, Parents b. Norway Other: Ezra Willcox @13, b. NY, Laborer, Parents b. NY (1880 Longwood plat map sec 1 & 12 as "Chadwick", and sec 31 & 32 as Chadwick & Christie" no residence on properties)

CHRISTIE-, James (1840 - 3 Oct. 1883)

-At his residence in the town of Eaton, Oct. 3rd, James Christie, aged 44 years. Deceased was a man of well known though the county and was one of the first farmers. He leaves a wife and one child. Deceased was a brother of Robert and Patrick Christie, both of whom are well known as an enterprising farmer, and the former also as a lumberman. Deceased leaves considerable property both in his county and in Dakota, from which place he returned about a year ago, leaving his family there to look after his property, while he settled up his affairs in this county. But soon after his arrival here, he became afflicted with dropsy and Brights disease and has gradually sunken away, dying without pain. His family arrived from Dakota a short time since.

CHAMBERLIN family, Warner township

1905 #75 Chamberlin, Anna -Head W -F 53 Widow - Wisconsin England - Farmer 8 -O M -F Arthur -Son W -M 22 -S -S. Dakota wis/Mich - Teacher 9 Merritt Son -W M -14 S -S. Dakota wis/Mich - Farm Laborer Mary -Daughter W -F 14 -S S. Dakota - wis/Mich

Note: Greenwood cemetery has a note by Johanna nee Diercks Schwarz (1870 - 1935) that she was the mother of Anna Chamberlain.  Note that this Anna Chamberlin was age 53 in 1905 giving her a birth year of c1852. Johanna nee Diercks and Joseph Schwarz were the parents of Anna who married Roy Rossman, not of the Anna whose maiden name is unknown who married Chamberlin.

CHAMBERLIN, Bertha marriage 26 Jan 1902

A wedding was celebrated Jan. 26, 1902 at the home of Mrs. Anna Chamberlin of Greenwood, the contracting parties being her daughter Bertha May, to Elmer C. Morrill of Madison, S. D. The attendants were Miss Minna Braun and Arthur Chamberlin, brother of the bride. The young couple will leave for Madison, S.D., where they will visit relatives until the middle of March, when they leave for Alberta, N.W. Territory, Canada, where they will make their future home.

Greenwood Highschool: HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1904:... Arthur Chamberlain....

March 6, 1906: Arthur Chamberlin staid at Daugherty's Thursday night. The young people of Hemlock spent the evening with him there. Greenwood Gleaner HEMLOCK

Dec 27, 1906: Arthur Chamberlin and Robert Zetsche arrived home Saturday from the normal school at Oshkosh to spend the holidays. Greenwood Gleaner

-CHAMBERLIN-, Mary marriage 15 Mar 1915

-At the home of Rev. W.T. Hendren occurred the marriage of Mr. L.C. Furney and Miss Mary Chamberlin. Mr. Furney was formerly a resident of the West Side (Town of Warner)-.

Miss Chamberlin has been a resident here since a small girl. She is a graduate of our high school and has taught in the rural districts successfully for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Furney left for their home in Deep River, Iowa, where the groom has made his home since leaving Greenwood a few years ago.

Note: Greenwood cemetery has Mary Chamberlain and Louis Furney as the parents of Sylvia Mary Furney, born 21 Oct 1918, died 1 June 1919. Also Ferney, infant daughter with no name but same birth and death dates and parents. Reference is to courthouse records. There are no other references to Furney or Ferney on this site as of Sept 2007.

The 1915 Plat Map for Hixon township has Mrs. Chamberlain as having lot no. 2 and Merrit Chamberlain as having lot no. 3, both in sec 36, each lot being 20 acres. They are on the transcribed list titled Warner township" but there are no such lots in sec 36 on the 1915 Warner township map, only on the Hixon township map. Merrit would have been about age 24 and Mrs. Chamberlain about age 63 in 1915.


1880 sec 19 no residence C.St.P. RRCo (Chicago St. Paul R.R. Co.)

...The first line of railway in Clark Co was built through a portion of the town of Mentor in the year 1869 by the West Wisconsin Railway Co. This name was afterward changed to the Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis Railway Co., and still later to the name of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Co. which name it still bears... In the early seventies -- 72 and 73, the Wisconsin Central, built their line through the eastern part of Clark Co, through the towns of Sherman, Unity, Colby, and Mayville to the north line of the county and beyond. Afterward they built a line of railway from Abbotsford west to Chippewa Falls under the name of the Wisconsin & Minnesota R. R., and still later a line from a point on the main line near Marshfield to Loyal and Greenwood. More recently they constructed a line of road running from Owen, via Ladysmith, to Duluth, Minn. This line was opened for business in 1908... Years ago in the 80's, George Hiles organized what was known as the Milwaukee, Dexterville & Northern R. R., extending from Dexterville via Newton and Lindsay to Lynn. The entire length of that line was 22.42 miles, of which 5.43 miles is in Clark Co. This road was sold to the Chicago, Mil. & St. P. Ry. Co. on June 1st, 1890. Since acquiring it the Milwaukee company has extended the line through the towns of Lynn and York to Romadke, a distance of 5. 21 miles... In 1880, the Black River Railroad Company, entered into a contract with the Chicago, St. Paul, Minn. & Omaha Company, by the terms of which the Black River Co. was to grad and tie the line and furnish the right-of-way, and the Omaha Co. was to furnish the rails, iron the road and perpetually operate it. In other words the Black River Co. gave their road to the Omaha Co. for the purpose of obtaining railway facilities for Neillsville. The agreement was carried out in good faith by both, parties, and on the 4th day of July, 1881, the road was formally opened for business, from Merrillan to a point on the west side of Black River, about one mile from Neillsville... There are over 1509 miles of railway in daily operation for the convenience of passengers and freight, in Clark county, and one or more lines of railway passes through every town in the county, except the towns of Longwood, Reseburg, Worden, Mead, Levis, Washburn and Sherwood...." History of Clark Co.

CHRISTIANSON family, Warner township

1875 census: Christinson, Ole; 1 male, 2 female

1895 census, head of family: Ole Christianson 3 male, 6 female

1893 sec 28 no residence O. Christianson -(1880 = C.C. Warner property)

1906 sec 28 no residence Ole Christenson

1906 sec 28 no residence John A. Christenson

1906 sec 28 no residence L. Christenson

1906 sec 28 residence A. Christenson (Albert)

CHRISTIANSON, Ole C. (18 July 1839 - Jan 1921)

Ole C. Christianson, of section 28, Warner Township, was born three miles from Trondjem, Norway, July 18, 1839, the son of Christen Everson, who died when Ole was but ten weeks old. Of the parents nine children, five are still living: Martha, Ever, Claus, Christene and Ole. Ole Christianson came to the United States in 1860, locating near Black River Falls, Wisc, where he worked in the sawmill of Andrew Shepherd, and the following winter was employed across the river by Andrew Gilbert. In 1866 he engaged in the same occupation until 1870. In that year he came to this county, Warner Township, and settled on his present farm of forty acres, twenty-five of which is cleared. Mr. Christenson was married in Jackson Co Sept 23, 1863, to Miss Warren (should be Maren) Knudson, who was born in Kragero Township, Norway, the daughter of Knud Knudson. They have had eleven children, nine of whom still survive (in 1891), namely: Tholine M., Carl C., Marie O., Johan A., Albert T., Emma L., Louis E., Oline J. and Oscar A. Tholine M. married Louis Readymaker (Rademacher), of Loyal Township, this county, and has three children: Irvin, Clarence and Hazel. Marie is a dressmaker in Minneapolis. Mr. Christenson has been a member of the School Board three terms. Religiously he is a member of the Lutheran Church, and politically a Republican. 1891 HISTORY OF CLARK JACKSON CO., WI

Two other children, Mrs. P. J. Moreney, in Erie, Nevada and Mrs. C. M. Miller in Everette, WA are mentioned in the Dan Cook letter of 1921.  Their married names are not included in the 1891 history biography, but one could be Marie D. Christianson, dressmaker in Minn per 1891 bio.  Also, per 1891 bio, two unnamed children died prior to that date. Probably born and died prior to moving to Clark Co.

Children of Ole (1839 - 1921) and Maren nee Knudson (c1840-?) Christianson:

Tholine Lena" Christianson (17 June 1864 - 30 Dec 1890) m. 29 Jan 1885 to Louie Rademacher (1 Jan 1859 - 29 June 1929) children: Ervin Ola Rademacher (22 Mar 1886 - 17 April 1913, age 27, sudden death, heart failure? Not married); Clarence Rademacher (5 Jan 1888 - 11 June 1911, age 23 pneumonia and heart failure, not married); Hazel Cornelia Rademacher (14 Jan 1890 - 8 Sept 1916, age 26 heart failure, not married) Greenwood Cemetery records and obits Family lived, died in Loyal Township  (Note: Tholine listed as still living in the 1891 bio so bio must have been written prior ot Dec 1890.)

Carl C. Charles" Christianson (c1865 - ?) lived Alaska 1921 (Dan Cook letter)

Marie D. Christianson (c1866-?) dressmaker in Minn 1891 (bio)

Johan Andres Christianson (12 Dec 1870 - 22 June 1918) m. 3 Oct 1900 to Louisa Decker (1876 - 23 May 1970) Widow Louisa Decker Christianson next married Charles Kraatz, 1956 lived Fon du Lac, WI Greenwood Cemetery records (1905 Warner census puts birth year as c1872) Louisa Decker daughter of Fred and Mary Meier Decker.

Albert T. Christianson (c1871 - ?) m. Maud Scovel (dau of John Scovel) son Vernon Christianson drowned May 1910 at farm in Warner township (obit). Lived in Marysville, WA in 1921 (Dan Cook letter) (1926 obit of Mary Olson Scovel, mother of Maud Scovel Christianson)

Emma Louise Christianson (29 May 1872 - 29 Dec 1874) Greenwood Cemetery records

(Note: Emma L. is listed as living per the 1891 bio that was evidently written prior to Dec 1890.)

Louis E. Christianson (c1875 - ?)  Forsyth, Montana 1921 (Dan Cook letter)

Oline J. Christianson (c1880 - ?) m. C. B. (Charles?) Limprecht?  (see Limprecht bio) Lived Marysville, WA 1921 (Dan Cook letter)

Oscar A. Christianson (c1885 - ?) 1906 lived Florence, OR (see Limprecht bio); 1921 lived Alaska (Dan Cook letter) (On 1905 census as servant" to brother John Christianson)

1905 #30 Christianson, John -Head W -M 33 -M Wisconsin Norway -Farmer 10 Rental Louisa -Wife W -F 28 -M -Wisconsin Germany House Keeper Oscar Servant -W M -20 S - Wisconsin Norway - Farmer 10 Decker, Amelia Sister-in-Law -W F -24 S - Wisconsin Germany - Domestic

1905 census notes: Louisa Decker Christianson and Amelia Decker were daughters of Fred and Mary Meier Decker. Oscar Christianson was brother of John Christianson, both were sons of Ole and Maren Knudson Christianson.

May 12, 1906: Mrs. John Redwine (nee Abbie Scovel) and daughter Loey and two youngest children visited her sister, Mrs. Albert Christenson (nee Maude Scovel) who lives west of Hemlock. Mr. and Mrs. John Scovil (nee Mary Ann Olson) visited their daughter, Mrs. Albert Christianson Monday. Gleaner

CHRISTIANSON, Vernon (6 Sep 1907 - 6 May 1910)

Last Friday evening the home of Albert Christianson, west of Greenwood, was suddenly overcast with gloom and grief over the drowning of their little son, Vernon Christianson.

At about six o'clock in the evening the little fellow was playing in the yard with his little five-year-old sister, and approached the stock water tank, situated between the house and the barn, lost his balance and fell into the tank, which contained about eighteen inches of water. The little girl, who was in another part of the yard and had her back turned for a moment, suddenly missed her brother and went to the water trough or tank where she had seen him, and to her horror saw him lying under the water in the bottom of the tank. She ran screaming to her mother, who ran calling for help to the barn for Mr. Christianson, who was milking the cows, and who made all possible haste to rescue the little one from the awful predicament, but it was too late. Vernon Christianson was two years, seven months and twenty days old and was the grandson of John Scovel, who died Monday (2 May 1910) and was buried Saturday. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

January 21, 1921: I am taking the liberty of sending you a few lines in regard to the passing of Mr. Ole Chrestenson of Marysville, formerly of Greenwood, Clark Co. Ole Christenson was born in Trandhjem, Norway, July 18, 1839 and died in Marysville, Wash. at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 30 days. In 1866 he engaged in farming in the Village of Taylor, Jackson Co and thence moved to Eau Claire Co, where he engaged in the same occupation until 1870, when he moved to Clark Co, where he was engaged in logging and farming for 35 years. In 1905 he moved to this state (Washington), where he took up the trade he learned as a boy, that of a shoemaker. He followed this trade in Marysville for a period of twelve years. Mr. Christenson was married in Jackson Co, Wis. Sept. 23, 1863 to Maren Knudson, who survives him. He is also survived by three daughters and four sons. One daughter, Mrs. Louis Rodemacher (Rademacher) and one son, John, preceded him in death and are buried in the Greenwood Cemetery. Those who attended the funeral were his sons, Charles of Alaska; Albert of Marysville Louis of Forsyth, Mont and Oscar of Alaska; his daughters, Mrs. P. J. Moreney of Erie, Nev. Mrs. C.M. Miller of Everett and Mrs. C.B. Limpright (Limprecht) of Marysville. The friends attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cook of Greenwood, Wis., Mrs. John Mathison of Hermiston, Ore., Marner Cook of Jamestown, N.D., Mrs. Bert Reese and Mrs. Julia Plymeth of Everett, Wash. and Mrs. Mary Nixon of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Greenwood. Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist Church at Everett, Jan. 21. (1921) Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Respectfully, (Dan) D. Cook; 2415 Wetmore Ave.; Everett, Wash.

CHRISTOPHERSON family, Warner township

1880 Clark-Warner-ED 0, page 1, 6/1/1880
Christopherson, Peter, white, male, age 22, head, farmer, born in Norway.
Wife Carry age 37, born in Norway. 2 children born in Wisconsin.

1895 census, head of family: Peter Christopherson 5 male, 4 female

1900 Clark-Warner-ED 31, page 4B, June 14-15,1900
Christopherson, Peter, head, male, white, born Jul 1846, age 53, married for 25 years, farmer. He and his wife Cary had 8 children with 7 living, born in Norway, immigration 1872, petition for citizenship.

1905 #102 Christofferson, Peter -Head W -M 59 Widower - Norway Norway - Farmer 10 -O F -F Carl Son -W M -28 -S -Wisconsin Norway Farm Laborer -8  John Son -W M -26 S - Wisconsin Norway - Farm Laborer 6 Ole Son -W M -25 S Wisconsin Norway -Farm Laborer -6  Andrew Son -W M -23 S - Wisconsin Norway - Farm Laborer 6  Mattie -Daughter -W F -22 S - Wisconsin Norway Clara -Daughter W -F 19 -S Wisconsin Norway  Regina Daughter -W F -17 S Wisconsin Norway

1910 Clark-Warner- ED 33, page 2B, 4/20/1910
Christopherson, Peter, head, male, white, age 63, widower, born in Norway, parents born in Norway, immigration 1872, farmer. 4 children listed all born in Wisconsin from 1879 to 1886.

1893 sec 25 residence D. Christoferson (P. Christopherson)

1906 sec 25 residence and school P. Christopherson

-CHRISTOPHERSON-, Peter (22 June 1846 - 13 July 1924)

Peter Christopherson was born June 22, 1846 in Trondhjem, Norway. In the spring of 1872 he came to this country and with the exception of a short time, he lived on his farm 3 ½ miles northeast of Greenwood. Twelve years ago he sold the farm and moved to Greenwood, where he resided one year and then moved to Riverside, Mont. Deceased had been ailing for some time and was taken to a hospital at Williston, N.D., where he died July 13, 1924. His wife died twenty years ago. Mr. Christopherson was the father of eight children. Seven of the children survive, one died in infancy (Matti #1 born and died 10 Feb 1876, buried Greenwood cemetery). The surviving ones are Carl, John, Ole, Andrew, Mattie (#2), Clara and Gena, all residing out west. He is also survived by one sister and brother, the latter two still living in the old country. Funeral services were held from the local United Lutheran Church Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

CHRISTOPHERSON, Karen nee Johnson (26 June 1842 - 11 Feb 1904)

Mrs. Peter Christopherson, who has been sick for the past four months with an affection of the spine, died at her home northeast of town the 11th. Her maiden name was Carrie Johnson  (cemetery has parents listed as Johannes and Andria Siminsin Vodden Olson), being born in Norway June 26, 1842. She came with her parents to this country in 1872, they settling on a farm northeast of town. On April 24, 1875, she was married to Peter Christopherson. Seven children were born to them, four boys, Carl, who is staying at home, John and Andrew, who have been working at Rib Lake, and Ole, who has been working in the woods at Park Falls, and three girls, Mattie, Clara and Regina, who are all at home. Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Christopherson leaves two brothers, Sam and Ole Johnson. All of the children were present at the funeral, which took place at the house. The remains were laid to rest in the local (Greenwood) cemetery.

April 12, 1906: TOWN ELECTION RESULTS-- Warner: Supervisor - Herman Schawarze, chairman - Aug. Steiger, clerk - Peter Christopherson... Greenwood Gleaner

CHRISTOPHERSON, Matti (17 June 1883 - 12 July 1926)

Miss Mattie Christopherson, oldest daughter of Peter and Karen Christopherson, was born in the town of Warner, three miles northeast of Greenwood, on June 17th, 1883 and passed away on July 12, 1926 at her home at Riverside, Montana after an illness of over a year. Most of her life was spent in her old home near Greenwood, coming west in the spring of 1913. Her mother passed away Feb. 11, 1904, and her father July 13, 1924.

She leaves four brothers and two sisters to mourn her departure, Carl Christopherson of Wildrose, N.D., John, Ole, Andrew, Clara and Mrs. Regina Wanderaas of Riverside, Mont. Funeral services were held at the home. The body was laid to rest in Sacred Heights Cemetery.

CHRISTOPHERSON, Carl marriage 4 March 1909

Married, at the Methodist Parsonage at Williston, on March 4 Mr. Carl Christopherson to Miss Bertha Lydia Vollom. The groom is an enterprising young farmer from the Angie country, coming formerly from Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis. The bride comes from Stordahl, where she proved up a claim last spring, coming there from Black River Falls, Wis. They will be at home to their friends after March 10, at Stordahl, N.D. (N.D. - Ray Recorder)

August 23, 1942: ...A joint 70th anniversary program for Trondhjem Lutheran Church... and United Lutheran Church, Greenwood...was held Aug. 23, 1942 in Greenwood... The Greenwood Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized Aug. 21, 1872, the Rev. A.O. Alfsen, who came from Trempealeau County, directing the organization. Charter Members were Elias Peterson, Ole Christiansen, Peter Christopherson, Victor Hendrickson, Simon Johnson, and Ole J. Johnson. The Trondhjem Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Clark County was organized Oct. 13, 1902, with Peder Christopherson, Simon B. Johnson, James Hembre, Hans Ystad, August Gustafson, Ole Bragstad, Iver Hembre, Mortin Johnson and Christian Christopherson as charter members..."

CLARK family, Warner township

1880 sec 24 no residence J. D. Clark -(also on 1890 Longwood township, sec 2 & 3)

1880 sec 28 no residence J. S. Clark

The only Clark" on the CC 1860 census is Theopolis age 76 and son Albert W. age 30.

Pre 1907 marriages list many Clark", including four John Clark marrying between 1881-1884.

Greenwood cemetery has Wlm and Louisa Clark as parents of unnamed baby born and died on 31 Oct 1897. (The only Clark" in that cemetery.)

CLUTE family, Warner township

1906 sec 1 residence C. H. Clute

1906 sec 32 no residence T. L. Clute

Sept 27, 1900: For calling C. H. Clute names prohibited by statue. J. E. Voor his paid a fine of ten dollars and trimmings.

-Sept 29, 1900:- The John S. Owens Lumber Co. lands for sale by C. H. Clute. Lots in the Crocker addition for sale by C. H. Clute. Gleaner-

March 15, 1906: Foster Lumber Co., lands for sale by C. H. Clute. Greenwood Gleaner

CLUTE, Curtis H. (17 Sept 1859 - 30 Jan 1938)

Curtis H. Clute, son of Dow and Mary Clute, was born September 17, 1859 at Mauston, Wisc. For a while after beginning business life he was engaged in the fire insurance business in South Dakota. Then, returning to Wis, he became connected with the machinery business, afterwards entering into real estate ventures. On Feb. 14, 1895, he located in Greenwood, Clark Co, engaging in the farm machinery business. Here he soon launched out into the real estate business, in which he has since continued, at the present time holding a large amount of Clark Co land. In the fall of 1912 Mr. Clute, with others, organized the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Greenwood, with 112 stockholders, principally farmers. Mr. Clute was married Nov. 7, 1888, to Della Babcock, who was born in Mauston, Wis., daughter of Charles and Sarah Ann (Fluno) Babcock. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Clute: Leon, now engaged in the automobile business in Greenwood, who married Tensenia Haglund, and has one child, Geraldine Richard, who is attending the School of Pharmacy at Marquette, and Gertrude May, a graduate of the University of Valparaiso, Ind., who formerly taught school in Clark Co, but now resides in Chicago. Mr. Clute passed away at his home on Sunday, January 30, 1938, of asthma and low blood pressure. He is survived by his wife, one son Leon of Haver, Mont., a daughter, Mrs. W. J. B. (Gertrude) Datz of Chicago two brothers, Harvey of Sanford, Fla., a sister, Mrs. Mary J. Walker, Janesville. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, interment was in the Greenwood cemetery. Bio and Obit combined

Geretrude Clute

     Gertrude Clute, 1916.

CLUTE, Helen A. Delia" nee Babcock (c1864 - 22 Oct 1947)

Mrs. Curtis H. Clute, about 80, a former resident of Greenwood, died Oct. 22, 1947 at Swedish Hospital, Minneapolis, where she was a patient for seven weeks. Funeral services were held at Grace Methodist Church, Greenwood. Mrs. Clute, the former Delia Babcock, was married to Curtis Clute at Mauston Nov. 7, 1888, and lived at Janesville and La Crosse before coming to Greenwood in 1895. Her husband, who died in Feb. 1938, had engaged in real estate and in the insurance business. Shortly after his death, Mrs. Clute went to Minneapolis to make her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William J. B. Datz. Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Datz. Two sons preceded her in death, Richard in 1926 (Greenwood cemetery: Dr. Richard Henry Clute 19 Nov 1895 - 10 Feb 1926, married Geneva Hodges 24 June 1924) and Leon in 1946.


1880 sec 1, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35, 36 no residences A & P Coburn

1893 sec 1, 2, 27, 34, 36  no residences  Coburn

October 12, 1900: The Coburn lands have been listed with the agency of C. H. Clute. Gleaner


1893 sec 28, 30, 31, 32 no residences C.L.C. - (C. L. Colman or Coleman)

1906 sec 30, 31 no residence C. L. Coleman

...Among the La Crosse loggers were: C. L. Coleman, G. C. Hixon, C. C. Washburn, Alex McMillan, D. D. McMillan, Ruel Weston, S. L. Nevins, Abner Gile, N. B. Holway, Levi Withee, John Paul, N. H. Withee, W. C. Root, W. C. Bussell, W. W. Crosby, Hiram Goddard, and others....." Clark Co History

CONVERSE family, Warner township

1905 #26 Converse, Earl -Head W -M 25 -M Wisconsin Wisconsin Day Laborer 8  Mollisa Wife -W F -21 M Minnesota - Ind/Ohio House Keeper  Helen Daughter -W F -11 S - Wisconsin Wisconsin

...Dec. 28, 1909, Maurice Watson of Red Wood Falls, formerly of Greenwood received a gun shot wound, the effects of which caused his death on Tuesday of this week, Jan. 4, 1910...Ed Watson, of this city, received work on Monday that he was much better, and when word came Tuesday that his boy was dead... He spent the summer here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed (Ebenezer and Helen) Watson, returning to Red Wood Falls in the late summer, where he met his untimely death. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss, besides his parents, five sisters, Florence and Calla of this city and Nellie, Lillian and Mrs. Earl (Mollisa nee Watson) Converse of Bristol, S.D. (whom Mrs. Watson and daughter Calla went to visit only a couple of weeks ago), and one brother, Alvie...."

See the Watson" bio for a full transcrip of the preceding . The Watson family was residence #25 and the Converse family was residence #26 on the 1905 Warner census.  No further info on either family.

COREY family, Warner township

1906 sec 25 no residence T. Corey; sec 36 residence T. Corey -(T" is possibly a C", difficult to read the plat Map.) (1915 = M. Thielen property)

COREY, Mrs. Charles (14 Dec 1864 - 4 Feb 1939)

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles A. Corey, 74, who died Feb. 4, 1939 at her home in Loyal were conducted at the Corey home. Interment was made in the family lot (in Watertown? Didn't find in CC). Mrs. Corey was born in Watertown Dec. 14, 1864. She was married there Oct. 19, 1884? To Charles A. Corey (Didn't find buried in CC). Twenty-three years ago Mr. and Mrs. Corey moved to a farm southwest of Loyal, where they had since made their home. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Mervin Corey, Winchester, and Howard Corey, Greenwood; and five daughters, Mrs. August (Edith) Lemberg, Loyal; Mrs. Chal (Alice) Perkins, Greenwood; Mrs. Arthur (Sadie) Jacobsen, Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Live Bennett, Loyal; and Miss Florence Corey, who resides at home. (There seems to have been only the one Corey" family in CC, all steming from Mr and Mrs Charles Corey, her first and maiden name not found.)

CORNELL University

1880 & 1893 sec 5, 6, 25 no residences Cornell University

1906 all property sold to individuals

CRAMER family, Warner township

Note: Cramer" is also spelled Craemer", Creamer", Kraemer, and Kramer" in various records.

1885 Civil War census: Kramer, John Hixon township

Kramer, John Private Co. B Reg't 38 Wisconsin, Withee P.O.

1895 census, head of family: Bertha Cramer 3 male, 3 female

1893 sec 15 no residence A. J. Cramer -(sec 15 = Hemlock, 7 specific residences not identified)

Greenwood cemetery: John Andrew L. Cramer, died 1 June 1890 age 35 (born c1855), brother of Peter Cramer. (Second husband of Bertha nee Fiedler)

...That fall he went into woods and cut four small sticks for runners and made a complete set of double sled. Then, to use his own words: "I went into the pine woods in front of the house and cut small logs, loaded them on my sled and hauled them to the creek, just as big loggers did". The next summer Andrew Cramer made him a yoke of red elm, which was suitable until the calves were two years old. He could sit on the vehicle, whether sleigh or jumper, and guide them wherever he wanted them to go, for "Buck and Star" had been trained to "Haw and Gee", and to be driven without the use of the brad stick...." (Memories of ten years old Charles Varney (1865-1940) who came at age 7 to Warner township) The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)

Peter Cramer, a prominent agriculturist, for many years in Washburn Township, but now living on a farm close to Neillsville, is a native of Wisconsin, having been born in Washington Co Feb. 10, 1848, son of Joseph and Mary (Anderson) Cramer. The parents, who were farmers, were natives of Germany, where they were married. In 1846 they left Germany with one child, Joseph, a daughter, Anna, who was left behind, never coming to this country. After a four-weeks voyage on a sailing vessel, they landed on this side of the ocean and proceeded to 'Washington Co, Wis., whither some acquaintances from Germany had gone before. There Joseph Cramer bought eighty acres of timber land, on which he put up a log building with straw roof. After awhile he got an ox team, raising the animals from calves. While residing there three other children were born to him and his wife: Martin, who died in infancy; Peter and John. After clearing that farm he and his family moved to Jackson Co, where he rented some wild land for a short time, subsequently returning to Washington Co on business matters and dying there in 1859. His widow, after coming to Clark Co, married Chris Rexter (Mary nee Anderson Cramer married Christian Rixer on 9 Oct 1865), and resided in Grant Township, later moving to Mentor Township, where she died at the age of 86 years (no CC death or cemetery record). They were members of the Catholic Church. Peter Cramer was 13 years of age when the family settled in Jackson Co. ... he located on land of his own in what is now Washburn Township, but which was then known as Levis Township...

...Shortly before he moved onto that place, or on March 16, 1871, he married Jane Phillips, whose parents, Jonathan and Mary Phillips, had located on a homestead in the same (Levis) township. In February, 1917, Mr. Cramer sold his farm in Washburn Township, and purchased a fine farm of twenty acres, lying just outside the city limits of Neillsville, where he now resides, together with his son George and family... His wife, who was born Nov. 8, 1848, died nine years ago. They were the parents of four children, only one of whom, George, is now living. The other three were Bertha, Essie and Nora. Bertha was the wife of George Bishop. Essie died young. Nora, who married Ed Schroeder of Granton, died at the birth of her son Norman, who has been educated by his grandfather and is now a school teacher serving in his fourth year. George Cramer has resided with his father since the death of Mrs. Peter Cramer. He owns a farm of eighty acres in Washburn Township, which he works, besides assisting his father with the latter's farm, and he moved with his father to the new farm at Neillsville. George married Iva Lowery, a daughter of Levi Lowery, and he and his wife have two children, Guy and Hazel. Guy, who was born Aug. 13, 1897, married Eunice Carter, and they reside on a farm in Washburn Township. Hazel, born July 7, 1901, is a graduate of Neillsville high school, class of 1918. 1918 History of Clark Co., WI

1905 - #130 - Limkresht,- Fred Head -W M -54 M - Germany Germany - Carpenter 8 -O F -F 675 Bertha -Wife W -F 48 -M Wisconsin Germany -House Keeper -676 Fred - Son W -M 7 -S Wisconsin Wis/Ger -677 Alphersteadt, William Step Son -W M -24 S - Wisconsin Wis/Ger - Day Laborer 10 - 678 Cramer, Theodore Step Son -W M -19 S - Wisconsin Wis/Ger - Day Laborer 10 - 679 Elsie -Step Daughter -W F -17 S - Wisconsin Wis/Ger - 680 John A. -Step Son W -M 15 -S Wisconsin Wis/Ger

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. Greenwood Gleaner  

LIMPRECHT, Bertha nee Fielder (25 Aug 1854 - 31 Oct 1931)

Mrs. Bertha Limprecht was born in Stockbridge, Calumet Co., Wisconsin August 25, 1854 and passed away suddenly October 31, 1931, having reached the age of 77 years, 2 months, and 6 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fielder. In 1879 she was married to Emil Alperstedt, who preceded her in death. To this union were born two children, William Alperstedt of Greenwood and Ida, Mrs. Logeman of Plymouth, Wis. In 1882 she was married to John Cramer of Clark Co. To this union were born Ella, Mrs. Wachsmitch of Owen, Theodore of Hereat Bay, Canada, Elsie, Mrs. Daugherty of Steuben, Wis., and John of Oakland, Oregon. Mr. Cramer died in 1889 (1 June 1890). On August 30, 1899 she was married to Fred Limprecht of Greenwood and to them was born one son Fred Jr. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, seven children, thirteen grand children and three great grand children. All the children were present at the funeral except John and Theodore Cramer. The funeral services were conducted at the home, Rev. of the Greenwood Reformed Church, officiated. The body was laid to rest in the Braun Settlement Cemetery.

-CRAMER-, Ella marriage 3 Jan 1912

-Edward- Wachsmuth (Wachsmitch)-, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wachsmuth of Green Grove, Clark Co., and Miss Ella Cramer of Hemlock, Clark Co., were married at Neillsville Jan. 3rd, 1912, by County Judge Oscar Schoengarth.  

CRANE family of Warner township

See Abbott" family of Warner township

CRISMAN family, Warner township

1906 sec 10 no residence T. H. Crisman -(1915 J. L. Gates Land Co.)

No Info on Crisman, also tried Christman, many but no T.H."





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