Warner Township


Clark County, Wisconsin

Warner Township Pioneers

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

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PADKE family, Warner township

1880 sec 21 no residence Simon Padke (1893 = S. Boedecker)

No "Padk" family in CC. Also tried Prydke, Pashke and Puschke, but no "Simon" in those families. Also tried Radke and Radtke but no Simon in those families either.

PALMER family, Warner township

1885 Special Vet's census: Palmer, Joseph S. Private; Co I; Reg't 1 Wisc (P.O.) Maple Works

1895 Warner census, head of family: J. S. Palemer 2 male, 2 female

1905 #70 Palmer, Joseph Head W M 61 M Wisconsin NY/England Miller 12 Rental  Julia Wife W F 45 M Wisconsin NY/England House Keeper  Maynard, Carrie Step Daughter W F 22 S Wisconsin Wisconsin  John Son W M 21 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Day Laborer 12 Chase, Louis Lodger W M 18 S Wisconsin Neb/Penn Day Laborer 9

PALMER, J. 1880 Longwood sec 26 no residence on property

April 14, 1892: Mrs.  (nee Jane Windsor) Joseph Palmer died at Hemlock (Warner township) Sunday evening. The funeral was held at York Center. Mr. & Mrs. Palmer were among the first settlers of York (township). She leaves two sons (John and Perry) and one daughter (Grace) to mourn their loss. Republican & Press [York cemetery records currently incomplete, no other dates available for the Palmer family burials]

 "...In the meantime, Jane (Sophronia's sister) died (in 1892). (Jane was the wife of Joseph S. Palmer.) She also left a family; they lived about seventeen miles away (from York, in Hemlock, a small town north of Greenwood in Warner Township). A short distance now but a long one to travel with horses. One boy was married (Perry), but a young man (John) and a girl (Grace) of about eight was left at home.

Grandma (Sophronia Windsor Lawrence, later Mrs. Bassett) left her home, taking Ray (son of Charles B. & Phoebe Mabie Benedict) with her and kept house for Jane's family. He had a grist mill and made flour. She must have been past sixty by that time. It was quite an undertaking. She kept house for him a few years. When Jane's husband re-married, his wife had children (from a prior marriage, one was Carrie Maynard). Grace couldn't get along so she (Sophronia) took Grace home with her when she and Ray came back to their place. Grace stayed there off and on. Sometimes she stayed at a brother's or cousin's but mostly for a few years made her home with Grandma (Sophronia) Bassett...The boy Ray died a few years ago. The girl, Grace, lives in Tacoma, Washington...The fourth (Anson) Windsor daughter was Jane and she married Joseph Palmer. The Palmers were another family that settled York Township in the late 19th century...." Excerpt from Sophronia Windsor Lawrence Bassett bio in York Township Homes & Families Compiled by Steven Lavey from Benedict / Lawrence / Windsor family records.

1881 murder excerpt: "...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...."

19 Nov 1891: Wilcox-- "Perry Palmer had quite a serious runaway Sunday. His wife was just getting into the carriage and he was holding the horse by the bit when it took fright and upset the carriage and got away. The horse soon cleared himself from the carriage, but not until he had made a wreck of it."

23 June 1892 York-"Perry Palmer lost a horse this week with inflammation of the season."

29 Jan 1894: Wilcox-Levi Palmer, of Hemlock, is calling on his many friends and relatives here."

23 Jan 1894: Wilcox-"Perry Palmer had a runaway a few days ago and the result was that the harness was torn to shreds and one horse slightly hurt, Perry escaped uninjured."

27 June 1894: York-- "Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Palmer, Tuesday, June 19th, a daughter." [Girl would have been age 11 on 1905 census, oldest child on that census is age 9, this child must have died prior to the 1905 census?]

12 July 1894: York-"Levi Palmer of Hemlock, came down to spend the Fourth here."

21 Aug 1894: Wilcox-- "Perry Palmer went Hemlock Saturday on a visit."

26 Oct 1899:--"The young people enjoyed a pleasant evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Palmer Friday. A party was given in honor of their daughter Carrie."

9 Mar 1900:--"Levi Palmer of Loyal began Monday as helper in the new flour and grist mill." Gleaner

13 Feb 1906: Hemlock -   "Mesdames Lovina Warner, Mead and Palmer dined with Mrs. K. Anderson Friday. J. L. Palmer transacted business in Augusta last week, Dan Lewis looking after the mill during his absence. Perry Palmer has been to York visiting relatives and friends. Jos. Palmer, the Hemlock miller, and John Sanford returned Thursday morning from Augusta where they had been before the pension examining board relative to obtaining an increase in pension."

"Perry Palmer's father, who was the miller, was called the most honest man in Clark County." Lumbering Mills excerpt

1905 #21 Palmer, Perry Head W M 36 M Wisconsin Canada Farmer 12 O M F  Anna Wife W F 30 M Wisconsin Canada House Keeper Dorothy Daughter W F 9 S Wisconsin Wisconsin  Lulu Daughter W F 8 S Wisconsin Wisconsin  James Son W M 7 S Wisconsin Wisconsin  Harvey Son W M 4 S Wisconsin Wisconsin

1906-1920 sec 3 residence P. Palmer (1926 R. R. Hayes)

Palmer, Baby May 11, 1907 (infant girl, born May 10, 1907, buried Greenwood Cemetery)

Palmer (stillborn son of Perry) February 27, 1908 1873-1908 Clark Co. death index

March 27, 1908: "An infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Perry Palmer of Longwood was buried in the cemetery here last Monday." Republican & Press

Family note: Records show that the Rev. James Conner married Mr. Perry Palmer of York to Miss Rose Ann Dunn of York, Wisconsin on August 6,1891. Rose Ann was the daughter of James A. and Nancy (McKenzie) Dunn. For a short time they lived and farmed north of Greenwood in the town of Warner but they moved their family back to the town of York on a bigger farm west of the Lincoln school. Here they raised their family and Mrs. Palmer laid her husband to rest a short time after retirement at the York Cemetery. To this union were born James, Mrs. John (Dorothy) MeNeice, Mrs. Frank (Lula) Drake and Harvey. They attended York United Methodist Church and may have been members there.

PALMER, Perry Anson (4 Oct 1868 - 7 July 1935)

Perry Anson Palmer was born Oct. 4, 1868 in Sheboygan Co, Wis. and passed away July 7, 1935 at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 3 days. He came to the Town of York, Clark Co, with his parents when four years old. He spent his younger life helping his father in a grist mill at Hemlock and farming in the Town of York. On Aug. 6, 1891 he was united in marriage to Rose Anna Dunn of the Town of York. To this union four children were born, Dorothy (Mrs. J. C. McNiece) of Portland, Ore.; Lulu (Mrs. Frank Drake) of Greenwood, Wis.; James L. Palmer of Portland, Ore. and Harvey M. Palmer of Neillsville, Wis. In the fall of 1898 he purchased a farm in the Town of Warner five miles north of Greenwood. He continued to farm there until the fall of 1919 when he sold this farm and purchased a farm in the Town of York. He lived here until the spring of 1933 when he purchased a small farm on the outskirts of Greenwood, where he resided until death. He suffered a great deal the past several years from a nervous breakdown, which he could not overcome. He was among the pioneers of Clark Co and has always been a hard working and honest man. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, four children, one sister, Mrs. Grace Erb of Tacoma, Wash, and one brother, Lee Palmer of Tacoma, Wash.

PALMER, Lula Belle marriage 31 March 1915

A quiet home wedding took place March 31st, five miles north of Greenwood at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Palmer, when their daughter, Lula Belle was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Hampton Drake of Eaton Township. The bride was attended by Miss Grace Miller, the groom's niece, and the groom by James Palmer, the bride's brother. Those present outside the immediate family were Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Miller, Miss Miller, Miss Grace Miller, Miss Nelson and Mr. Fred Huntzicker. They will be at home to their many friends on the Stanton farm four miles south of Greenwood. GREENWOOD GLEANER

Drake, Frank Hampton (23 May 1889 - 21 Mar 1966)

Services were held March 24 at the First Baptist Church in Omro for Frank H. Drke, 76, Omro, a former Greenwood, Clark Co resident, who died March 21, 1966 in Mercy Hospital at Oshkosh. Burial was made in Rushford Cemetery. Mr. Drake was born May 23, 1889, in Stockbridge. His marriage to Lulu Palmer took place March 31, 1915, at Greenwood. Mr. Drake served as rural mail carrier at Greenwood for 32 years, before moving to Omro. In addition to his wife, survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Archie (Irene) Dagget, Omro; Mrs. L.C. (Evelyn) Witt, Challis, Idaho; Mrs. Milton (Dorothy) Sjuggerud, Janesville; and Mrs. Ralph (Joan) Myhrman, St. Paul, Minn.; a son, Donald Drake, Cassapolis, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. John Bradley, Berlin.

PALMER, Harvey marriage 28 June 1930

Mr. Harvey Palmer and Miss Leda Filitz were united in marriage the Reformed Church parsonage June 28. They were attended by Mr. Elmer Filitz, brother of the bride and Miss Dorothy Zastrow of Pine Valley. After the ceremony they drove to the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Otto Filitz in the town of Levis where a fine wedding supper was served. Only immediate relatives and close friends being present. In the evening a free wedding dance and shower was held at Riverside Pavilion which was attended by a very large number of friends of the brides and groom. The bride grew up at the farm home in Levis, entered Neillsville high school after completing the rural school and graduated in the class of 1926 from the Teachers Training Department and has since taught with success in the home school. -- The Riverside School in the town of Levis. The groom is the son of Mr and Mrs. Perry Palmer of the town of York. They drove to Madison for a visit with relatives and on their return will live at the home of the groom's parents, whose farm he will continue to carry on.

PALMER, Leda Hulda nee Filitz (19 June 1908 -14 Dec 1996)

A private graveside service will be in Sunnyside Chimes Memorial Gardens for eighty-eight year old, Leda Hulda Palmer, who died Dec. 14, 1996. Leda Hulda Filitz was born June 19, 1908, in Neillsville, Wis. She resided in the Portland, Oregon area since 1936. She was employed at Seth Lewelling and Wichita grade schools as a cook. In 1968, she retired. Her husband, Harvey, was deceased. Her son, Gordon of Milwaukie; daughter, Wanda Wiley of Milwaukie. Source: Oregonian Publishing Co. Record Number: 9612190147 Family Note: Harvey M. and Leda (Filitz) Palmer were married on June 28, 1930. They were born in Wisconsin but are buried in Milwaukie, Oregon.

PATRIE family, Warner township

1875 census: Putre, H. M.; 2 male, 1 female

Nothing found to tie "H.M." to the other Patrie families of record. (No "Putr" found)

PEARSON family, Warner township

1906-1926 sec 25 no residence Oscar Pearson

Jan 18, 1906: Oscar Pearson went to Chicago Friday to enter his former position as street car conductor after two months vacation. (Couldn't match to other Clark Co Pearson families. Possibly related to Christina and Augusta Pearson of Chicago who married August Gustafson of CC.)

PENFIELD family, Warner Township


1880 sec 31 & 32 no residence R. H. Penfield (1893 sec 31 = J. Schwarze sec 32 = Aug Beyer)

Evidently Mr. Penfield was a land speculator, no evidence of him or any Penfield having lived in Clark Co.

"...It was 75 years (1874) ago that the first step was taken by this congregation to acquire property. The members bought 40 acres of land (sec 30), the present site, from Russel H. Penfield. The price was $160. Upon this site was first built a log church (on 1880 plat map). Then a frame church was later erected, and that frame church is now the (Decker, in sec 29) schoolhouse. The present buildings, church and parsonage, were constructed in 1910...."

Story of West Side Pioneer is told at Celebration of 75th Anniversary 8-Sep-1949 (UCC church)

PETERSON families

PETERSON, Abner family, Warner township

PETERSON, Abner L. (1855 - 20 Dec 1936)

Abner L. Peterson married Phoebe/Phebe (Elizabeth?) Pierce 5 March 1874 (marriages pg 71, vol 1) Children: Beulah Fern b. 30 Sept 1898, d. 26 April 1899; Clarence b. 1897, d. 7 Dec 1907, killed by train; William, Earl, Harry, Mrs. Otto Mistele, Mrs. Frank Butterfield, plus another unidentified. (Unable to identifiy the parents of Abner or Elizabeth/Phebe nee Pierce Peterson.)

PETERSON, Elizabeth (Phoebe?) nee Pierce (25 June 1857 - 22 April 1928)

Elizabeth Peterson was born in Boston, Mass., June 25, 1857 and died at Kendal, Wis., April 22, 1928. Mrs. Peterson leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and five children, William of Osseo, Wis., Earl of Milwaukee, Wis. Harry of St. Paul, Minn. Mrs. Otto Mistele of Milwaukee, Wis. and Mrs. Frank Butterfield of Kendal, Wis.

Three other children having preceded her in death. Funeral services were held from the local M.E. Church. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The preceding Abner Perterson family is not related to the following Ole Peterson family.

PETERSON, Ole family, Warner township

1875 census, Peterson, Ole: 1 male, 1 female

1895 census, head of family: Ole Peterson 2 male, 3 female

1905 #80 Peterson, Ole Head W M 69 M Norway Norway Farmer 8 O F  Merret Wife W F 69 M Norway Norway House Keeper Carl Son W M 33 S Norway Norway Farm Laborer 8

1880 sec 35 residence Ole Peterson & School (a.k.a. Larson & Christopherson after school moved to sec 25)

1893 sec 35 residence O. Peterson (1906 = John Reed; 1915 = P. Hecker prop.)

1906 sec 23 and sec 24 no residence Carl Peterson (Carl, son of Ole) (1915 = J. Kohlnhofer)

PETERSON, Ole (14 July 1836 - 28 April 1916)

Ole Peterson passed away at his farm home Apr. 28, 1916, at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 14 days. Mr. Peterson was born near Trondjhem, Norway, in the year 1836. He came to the United States in 1873, settling in Greenwood soon afterward, and has resided here ever since. The funeral was held at the Norwegian Lutheran Church, burial at the Greenwood Cemetery. Those left to mourn his death are: his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Maria Hendrickson and Mrs. Olive Hembre, one son Carl and a brother, Andrew.

Ole P. Peterson and his siblings Elias, Hannah, Carl and Andrew were the children of Peter Olson Voddan and his wife Maret (Mary). As was the custom in Norway, the sons had the first name of the father with "son" annexed, thus the children's last names were Peterson (son of Peter). Peter, the father, was Ole's son, thus his primary last name was Oleson (Olson) along with the Norwegian farm or locality name of Voddan. Only the eldest son, but if no sons then the eldest daughter, had the "status" symbol of a third name.  The parents, who came to this country c1870, are buried in the Greenwood cemetery under the name of "Voddan", Peter 6 Mar 1801 - 10 Jan 1887 and Mary (Maret) 28 Oct 1804 - 20 Oct 1884.

June 1882: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Olson, ages of 81 and 78, of Greenwood, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the residence of their son, Elias Peterson. Mr. Olson was born in Norway, in 1801, and came to this country of his adoption nine years ago. The anniversary occurred June 2. Elias Peterson exhibited the wine glass used on this occasion. He informed us that the same glass was used 50 years ago in Norway at the marriage ceremony of his parents. There were about 100 present at the anniversary celebration, which included four children, 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Clark County Press

Ole P. Peterson

Ole P. Peterson first married, in 1863, Ingebore nee Egteviede (28 Feb 1832 - 25 May 1875). They had four children: Oliver, died in infancy (probably in Norway), Maria (1867 - 1939, obit under Hendrickson), Ida Olive (1870 - 1946, obit following), and Carl (1872 - 23 Mar 1931, no obit) who never married. Ole P. Peterson next married Merret (Merrit or Maret) nee Fladass (17 March 1834 - 31 Dec 1921, no obit). (All except Oliver buried in Greenwood Cemetery)

"...A joint 70th anniversary program for Trondhjem Lutheran Church and United Lutheran Church, Greenwood, was held Sunday, Aug. 23, 1942, in Greenwood... In 1882 a log building was erected on the Ole Peterson farm, now known as the Carl Nelson farm. Sometime later the building, which was used for both church and school, was moved east across the road, where it stood until it burned some years later. Then followed another period in which worship services were held around in homes and schools.

Years later it was found advisable to divide the membership, one group northeast of the city forming the Trondhjem congregation and the other group centered in the city, forming United Lutheran congregation.... The records tell us that Ole Peterson, one of the first charter members led the singing at that time. It was he who gave the two tall candlesticks to the Trondhiem Church. One of his last services was placing them on the altar in that church. When that congregation merged with United Lutheran, the candlesticks were brought here along with the communion cup and plate. At the request of Pastor Wenger, the Altar Guild had the candlesticks refinished. They were placed on the Altar at the confirmation service in 1971 and are lit at each communion service. Incidentally, one of the confirmants of that class is a great granddaughter of Ole Peterson, namely, Corinne Sue Turnquist...."

Hembre, Ida Olive nee PETERSON (15 Feb 1870 - 4 April 1946)

Funeral rites were held for Mrs. Iver J. Hembre, 76, who died April 4, 1946 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.W. Meyers, Cameron. She had been in poor health the past two years because of a heart ailment, and has been confined to her bed since last December.

A service was also held at the Schiller Funeral Home in Greenwood, and another service was conducted at United Lutheran Church. Burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mildred, Donna, Janice and Edna Ludwigsen, granddaughters, sang. Her grandsons, Lloyd and John Hembre of Montevideo, Minn., Walter Ludwigsen of Milwaukee, Richard Hembre of La Crosse, and Donald Hembre of Barron, and Carl Manke were pallbearers. Flowers were carried by Mrs. Carl Turnquist, Mrs. Arthur Turnquist, Mrs. Ralph Ystad, and Mrs. Selar Arneson. Mrs. Hembre, the former Olive Peterson of the Town of Beaver was born in Trondhjem, Norway, Feb. 15, 1870, (parents = Ole and Ingebor Peterson) and came to this country at the age of three, residing in the Trondhjem community, Greenwood, since. Her marriage to Iver J. Hembre took place April 21, 1889. He died May 4, 1924. Surviving are her 10 children, Mrs. Arthur Ludwigsen, Milwaukee Julius O. Hembre, Montevido, Minn. Helmer J. Hembre, La Crosse; Mrs. Henry (Hilda) Sosada, Racine; Invald O. Hembre, Barron; Mrs. I.D. (Lillie) Johnson, Santa Barbara, Calif. Mrs. O.W. (Edna) Meyers, Cameron; Emil L. Hembre, Cameron; Donald Hembre, Blythe, Calif. and Clinton Hembre, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire. All the children were home with the exception of Lillie, Donald and Clinton. Iver J. Hembre was born in Inderoen, Norway, April 3, 1858. He came to Greenwood, in the spring of 1884, being 26 years of age at the time. On April 21, 1889 he was united in marriage to Miss Oliva Ida Peterson. From that time on he lived on his farm four miles northeast of Greenwood.

Ten children were born to bless this union, who, together with their mother, mourn the loss. The children are Mrs. Arthur Ludwigson, Hartland, Wis., Julius of Bake, Montana, Helmer of Mindoro, Wis., Mrs. Henry Sasada, Milwaukee, Wis., Ingvold, Lilla, Edna, Emil, Donald and Clinton at home. He is also survived by two brothers, Edward of Greenwood and Rafael of Trondhjem, Norway, Olive Bragstad of Longwood and Jorgen Ystad of Greenwood. One brother John Helmer died in Infancy. Deceased departed from the world on April 4, 1924. Funeral services were held from the Trondhjem Church. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

PETERSON, Andrew (12 June 1846 - Aug 1934)

Andrew Peterson, of section 10, Eaton Township, was born in Central Norway, June 12, 1846, a son of Peter Olson, who came to the United States in 1872. He was born in 1801, and died in 1885. Our subject's mother, Mary Olson, was also born in Norway, in 1804, and died in Greenwood prior to her husband's death. They were the parents of five children: Elias, Ole, Hannah, Carl (deceased) and Andrew. Andrew Peterson came to the United States in 1868, stopping the first summer in Black River Falls, but in October of the same year removed to Neillsville, where he remained fifteen years, engaged at the shoemaker's trade. He came to his present farm of sixty-one acres in 1883. With the help of this son and another son, Ray (died 9 April 1904), and also with that of Miss Carrie Hanson, a maiden lady (? Had son O.H. Edwards), who came from Norway in 1879 (1877 per obit following), Mr. Peterson cleared and developed the farm, also buying more land until he had 140 acres. On this tract, which was all wild land, he built a house, 16 by 24 feet, containing two rooms downstairs and two upstairs. This dwelling has since been remodeled. The home place, having been taken over by his sons, Albert and Edward, is now in possession of Albert, the other son having sold his interest to his brother and moved to North Dakota. Mr. Peterson helped to establish the Norwegian Church of Greenwood. Mr. Peterson was married June 11, 1870, to Olive Isaacson, who was born in Norway, the daughter of Isaac Isaacson. His wife died August 3, 1879 at the age of 38 years, having been the mother of five children: Marie, Isabella, Albert, Edward and Oliver, the last mentioned of whom died at the age of eight days. Maria is now (1891) teaching in the town of Withee, two miles west of Withee Station. The mother died, and both she and her husband were members of the Lutheran Church. Politically Mr. Peterson is a Republican, and has also been an active member of the I. O. O. F., in both the subordinate and encampment lodges. He became identified with the subordinate lodge at Neillsville in the winter of 1871-72, and has been an active member ever since, having transferred his membership to Greenwood in the summer of 1890. 1891 HISTORY OF CLARK JACKSON CO., WI and1918 History of Clark Co., WI.

Andrew Peterson Children

                   Andrew Peterson and Children.

August 1934: Andrew Peterson, 88, a pioneer of Neillsville, and for many years a resident of Greenwood, died of old age Monday at the home of his son, Albert, on the home farm near Greenwood. Peterson is believed to have been the first shoemaker in Neillsville, his business being located on the lots now occupied by the Kapellen buildings. The funeral was held at the Norwegian Lutheran Church in Greenwood, interment taking place in the Neillsville Cemetery. (No dates or other info in cemetery index) (The Peterson shoe shop should have been on the southeast corner of the Hewett and Sixth Street intersection. D. Z.) Clark County Press

Hanson, Carrie (19 Dec 1833 - 29 Aug 1921)

Carrie Hanson was born at Guldbransdalen, Sondre Fron, Norway, on Dec. 19, 1833. She came to America with her parents in the summer of 1877, and resided for some time at Neillsville, Wis. Later she became employed at the home of Andrew Peterson, after the death of his wife. She moved to Greenwood with the Peterson family, where she has resided for the past 35 years. She died Aug. 29, 1921, at the home of Albert Peterson, where she had been living. Deceased had reached the age of 87 years, 8 months and 1 day. The funeral was held from the United Lutheran Church. Those from away to attend the funeral were her son, O. H. Edwards of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. John Charles and Miss Tillie Johnson, of Neillsville.

Albert C. Peterson

Albert C. Peterson, a well-to-do farmer of Eaton Township, whose estate is situated in Section 10, was born in Neillsville, Jan. 19, 1873, son of Andrew and Olive (Isaacson) Peterson. When he was 25 years old, he and his brother Edward took it (his parent's farm) over and were in partnership for five years. Edward then removed to North Dakota, selling his interest in the property to Albert, who has since operated the farm, raising both crops and stock. He has remodeled the original residence-a four-room log house-and made it into a comfortable home. His father had erected a log barn that was destroyed by lightning, but he rebuilt and improved it, and has also erected a silo, 14 by 30 feet in size. He keeps a good grade of Holstein cattle. The farm contains 140 acres, and is a paying piece of property. Albert C. Peterson has served in the office of township clerk since 1903, and was chairman of the board in 1912. He is a member of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, and is also a stockholder in the Bank of Greenwood and the Wausau Packing Company. Mr. Peterson was married in 1911 to Esther E. Bloomquist, of Tioga, Clark Co, daughter of John and Hilda Bloomquist. Her parents came to this county from Rockford, Ill., in which vicinity they had been engaged in farming. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson have one child, Lloyd, who was born Feb. 23, 1913. With the family resides Miss Carrie Hanson, a maiden lady, a native of Norway, born Dec. 19, 1834, now 82 years old, who came from Norway in 1879, and was of much assistance to the Peterson family in helping them to develop their farm. 1918 HISTORY OF CLARK CO., WIS

PETERSON, Albert (19 Jan 1873 - 22 Mar 1947)

Albert Peterson, 74, who lived at Greenwood for 67 years, died March 22, 1947 at his home, 2 miles southwest of Greenwood. Although he had been in poor health for several years, a heart attack caused his sudden death shortly after he had eaten his supper Saturday evening. Funeral services were held at United Lutheran Church, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Peterson was born Jan. 19, 1873, at Neillsville and was married at Greenwood Oct. 4, 1911 to Esther Bloomquist. He was clerk of the Town of Eaton for 18 years and its treasurer for 12 years. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Lloyd, on the home farm two grandchildren, Joann and Jerold, two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Belle) McConnell and Mrs. Myra Jolivette, Greenwood and a brother, Edward, Epping, N.D., now visiting in the state of Washington. Preceding him in death were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Peterson, and two brothers, who died in infancy.

Jolivette, Maria nee PETERSON (26 March 1871 - 17 Nov 1949)

Funeral services were held in Grace Methodist Church for Mrs. Maria Jolivette, 78, who died Nov. 17, 1949. The burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ralph, Donald and Lorris Dusso, Norbert and Delton Jolivette, and Raymond Ackerman, all grandsons of the deceased. Mrs. Lorris Dusso, Mrs. Ralph Dusso, Mrs. Donald Dusso, Elaine Jolivette and Mrs. Betty Olson, all granddaughters of Mrs. Jolivette were in charge of floral arrangements. Mrs. Jolivette died at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harris Jolivette, about six miles northeast of Greenwood. She had been ailing for several years and had been confined to bed for two weeks. She was born March 26, 1871 in Neillsville, the daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Peterson. On Nov. 1, 1891 she was married to Isadore Jolivette and moved with him to La Crosse, where they lived until 1913, when they move to Greenwood. Mr. Jolivette died in Feb. 1941. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Stella) Frank and Mrs. Lex (Esther) Dusso, Greenwood, and six sons, Harris, Lee, and Gerald, Greenwood Raymond and Robert, Pine Bush, N.Y. and Edward, living in Texas. Mrs. Robert (Belle) McConnell, Greenwood, a sister, and Ed Peterson, Epping, N.D., a brother, are also living.

McConnell, Isabella nee PETERSON (5 Aug 1878 - 25 Dec 1967)

Mrs. Robert McConnell, 89, died Dec. 25, 1967, at the Memorial Home in Neillsville, where she had resided the past four years. Services were conducted at the Hill Funeral Home, with the pastor of Zion-Immanuel United Churches of Christ, officiating. Burial will be made in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former Isabelle Peterson was born Aug. 5, 1878, at Neillsville, and at the age of five years came with her parents to Greenwood. Her marriage to Robert McConnell, who preceded her in death May 19, 1966, took place June 12, 1907, at Greenwood. The couple farmed in the Greenwood area until 1943, when they retired and moved to the city of Greenwood. Survivors are a son, Roy McConnell, Beloit a daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Edna) Hubert, Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Ole (Mabel) Sather, on Oct. 21, 1962 a son, Lester, two brothers and a sister.

PETERSON, Elias (27 Mar 1833 - 22 Feb 1914)

1880 sec 26 no residence E. Peterson (80 acres, 40 as S.B. Johnson in 1893 with residence)

1893 sec 26 residence E. Peterson (40 acres orig + 40 from CCW)

Elias Peterson, one of the pioneers of Greenwood, was born in Trondhjem, Norway, March 27, 1833, the son of Peter Olson (and Maret) VODDAN, a native of the same place. Elias Peterson came to the United States in 1870. Having learned the shoemaker's trade in the old country, he worked at it in Neillsville from June until the fall of 1871. He then came to Greenwood, where he worked at his trade here until 1886, when he engaged in general mechandising. During this time he had been burned out twice, the first time in 1878, and the second in 1885, and in the latter fire the village was destroyed. Mr. Peterson was married in Norway, Dec 27, 1860, to Miss Andrea Tranmel, a daughter of Israel Tranmel, of Norway. They have had ten children, of whom six still survive, namely: Carrie, Marit, Sr., Marit, Jr., Peter, Anna E. and Ingeborg. The daughter, Ingeborg, died when seven years old, and the second Ingeborg was born one day after the former's death. Carrie married O. C. Johnson, of Eaton Township, and they have had eight children, of whom four are now living: Julia, Annie, Amelia, and Carl O. Marit, Sr., married Simon Johnson, of Warner Township, and has four children: Josephine, Amanda E., Selma C. and Helga E. Marit, Jr., married Lars W. Larson. Mr. Peterson was a member of the Town Board in 1877-78, and has been Town Clerk for the past three years. Both he and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and the former is also a member of the I.O.O.F. fraternity. Politically he is a Republican.

He owns a farm of 120 acres, forty acres of which is cleared, on section 26, range 2 west, Warner Township. 1891 HISTORY OF CLARK JACKSON CO., WI Elias Peterson, a pioneer resident of this city, passed away at his home on Main St. Sunday morning Feb 22 as the bank clock was chiming the hour of four. Deceased was born near Throndhjem, Norway, March 27, 1833. He was united in marriage to Andrea Traumel. He came to America in 1870 and settled at Neillsville, Wi, where he worked at his trade that of a shoemaker, for one and one-half years. He moved to Greenwood in 1872 where he worked at his trade a number of years, later he was engaged in the mercantile business. He took an active part in town and city affairs. He was a member of the town board for two years and was city clerk about sixteen years. Six children: Mrs. Ole (Carrie) Johnson, Mrs. S. B. (Merit #1) Johnson, Mrs. Mary E. Larson, P.E. Peterson, Mrs. (Anna) John Dyre, Mrs. (Ingeborg) Wm. Hogue, survive him. He also leaves two brothers. Funeral services were held at the home. The Odd Fellows, of which he had been a member since 1874, conducted services at the grave.

PETERSON, Andrea nee Tranmel (4 Mar 1834 - 24 Feb 1911)

Mrs. Elias Peterson a pioneer resident of this city quietly passed away at her home on Main. Deceased came to this country from her home at Trondhjem, Norway, when a young woman. She was born near that city on March 4th, 1834. She was united in marriage to Elias Peterson. Eleven years later she came to America to join her husband who had preceeded her to this country by two years. They settled first at Neillsville and in 1872, moved to Greenwood, where she resided up to death. Six children, Mrs. Mary Larson, P.E. Peterson, Mrs. Ole Johnson, Mrs. Simon Johnson, Mrs. John Dyre, Mrs. Wm. Hogue and a husband survive her. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. B. Johnson of Ashland. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian. (Buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery)

June 15, 1882: Scarlet fever is still raging at Hemlock and other places in this part of the county. Elias Peterson lost a girl yesterday with the dreaded disease. She was buried to-day in the village cemetery. Last week Mr. Anderson buried a boy who died with the same disease. The Clark Republican and Press

PETERSON, Emma (1878- 12 June 1882)

Elias and Andrea Peterson of Clark Co lost their little girl, Emma, June 12. She was 4 years, 2 months and 24 days old and died of Scarlet fever.

Larson, Mary E. nee PETERSON (11 Jan 1864 - 19 Nov 1928)

Mary E. Peterson, daughter of Elias and Andrea Peterson, was born Jan. 11, 1864 in Trondhjem, Norway. She came to America in July 1873. She was united in marriage to Louis (Lars) Larson in May 1882 (1 June 1882). Mr. Larson preceded her in death May 10, 1902. Five children were born of this union, Mrs. Alfred Jensen of Neillsville, Wis., Mrs. Oren Crum of Owen, Wis., Alvin Larson of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Flint Michigan and Clayton, who passed away in infancy. She is also survived by one brother, four sisters. Mrs. Larson passed away Nov. 19,1928, at her home in this city. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Dyre, Annie Eliza nee PETERSON (26 May 1873 - 21 Dec 1961)

Annie Eliza Peterson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elias Peterson was born May 26, 1873 in Greenwood and lived here all her life. On December 3, 1893 she was united in marriage to John Dyre in Greenwood. After their marriage, they resided on a farm north east of Greenwood. Mrs. Dyre, who has been ill for some time, passed away at the Clark Co Hospital, at Owen, WI., December 21, 1961. Funeral services were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Dyre is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Chris (Julia) Olsen, Loyal and Mrs. Martin (Hilda) Quast, West Allis a son, Godfrey, Greenwood and a sister, Mrs. Ingebord Hogue, Greenwood. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, three sisters and a brother.

PHILLIPS family, Warner township

1905 #137 Phillips, Gilbert Head W M 53 M New York New York Day Laborer 8  Sarah Wife W F 52 M Ohio Ohio

PHILLIPS, Gilbert (9 Aug 1851 - 13 Nov 1919)

Mr. Gilbert Philips, a resident of Greenwood, died at his home near the Soo depot, Nov. 13th, at the age of 68 years, 5 months and 4 days. Deceased was born in Brown Co., N.Y., Aug 9, 1851 and moved to Wisc with his parents when but a child. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Monica (widow of John Monica) in 1879 at Spencer, Wis. To this union were born three children, one son and two daughters. His wife died at Spencer in 1893 and he was again married in 1898 to Sarah Voise at Granton, Wis. He leaves to mourn, his wife, one son, Edward Philips of Moon, Wis., and two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Rux of Junction City, Wis., and Mrs. Violet Collins of White Bear, Minn. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church and the remains laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.  Civil War Index: Mary J. Widow of Monica, John Pvt I 11 Ill Cav 30 Dec 1863 23 Nov 1865 1 yr 11 mo Spencer PO [Only Gilbert Phillips buried in Greenwood cemetery, unable to find where the two wives were buried or what their maiden names were. ]

POUNDER family, Warner township

See Abbott family, Warner township

PRATT family, Warner township

1905 #136 Pratt, Thompson Head W M 69 M Massachusetts Massachusetts Farmer 12 O F F  Sarah Wife W F 59 M Ohio Ind/Ohio Frank Son W M 38 S Wisconsin Ohio/Mass Farm Laborer 8 Russel Son W M 12 S Wisconsin Ohio/Mass

No record of any type to tie Thompson Pratt to the other Pratt families of Clark Co. Note that Sarah Pratt, listed as mother of Russel Pratt age 12, would have been about age 47 when Russel was born. Russel could be the son of Frank, age 38.

QUINTARD family, Warner township

1875 census: Quntard, Frank; 2 male, 2 female

"...Frank Quintard lived for a few years previous to this time in a set of old camps, just north of Schlinsogs (sec 9). During that time he had the notorious fight with Charles Little at the Huntzicker's Hotel, Dutch Georges, in which he nearly killed Little who had challanged Frank to fight. Little was in bed for several weeks nursed by Mrs. John Shanks. When Quintard moved away in 1879, my father bought his team of horses and wagon, two cows, one named Dena the same as his wife, and the other was Rosa. They were big Durhams, of milk strain, and gave 12 quarts at each milking. While watching a deer lick one night I had the misfortune to kill a cow that belonged to a neighbor and had to give him Rosa to replace the cow that was killed. I dressed the dead cow and peddled the meat, but it was quite a loss for all of that...." by Mr. Charles Varney c1937





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