Warner Township

Clark County, Wisconsin

Warner Township Pioneers

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

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RAETHER family, Warner township

See Schoenwetter,Thorson family, Warner township

RAMSEY Land Co., Warner township

1880 sec 19 SCHOOL, 21, 24, 24, 31, 33 no residences W. Ramsey

1893 sec 31 no residence R. L. Co. (Ramsey Land Co.?)

1893 sec 18 no residence R. L. C.; sec 24 no residence Ramsey Land Co.

1906 sec 18 no residence Ramsey Land Co. (can't read 1915, 1920 A. Noah)

Dr. Samuel Ramsey. This gentleman, a native of Chester, Wayne Co, Ohio, where he was born December 21, 1824, moved to Reedsburg, Wisconsin in November 1853, and for a few months practiced medicine. In 1854 he established the first drugstore in the village. In 1861 he gave up his practice and devoted his entire time to the store. In 1879 he became associated in business with his nephew, William H. Ramsey. Dr Ramsey was a veteran of the Mexican war.  (Nothing further found on either Ramsey.)

RAND family, Warner township

1895 census, head of family: H. C. Rand 4 male, 3 female

1893 sec 23 residence H. G. Rand

1906 sec 23 residence Martha Rand

March 21, 1889: Post Office Notice Letters remaining uncalled for:.. Henry C. Rand.... Republican and Press

December 31, 1896: H. C. Rand and Harry Mead of Longwood visited the county seat Tuesday. Republican and Press

July 2, 1897: George Ditton dropped dead near the home of his sister, Mrs. H. G. Rand. ..The deceased had recently came from Indiana, thinking the climate of Wisconsin would benefit his health, and had only been here a week... He leaves a wife and five children. He was buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery. (Entire obit under "Ditton") 

RAND, Martha nee Ditton (1 Jan 1863 - 27 Nov 1936)

Mrs. Martha Ditton Rand was born at South Whitley, Ind., Jan 1, 1863 and died in Neillsville Nov. 27, 1936. Mrs. Rand came to Clark Co more than fifty years ago and has lived on her small farm north of Greenwood for the past forty-five years. She leaves to mourn her loss five children, Harry and Homer of Portland, Ore.; Paris of Fond du Lac, Wis.; Mrs. Ernest (Olive) Dixon and Mrs. A.L. (Alta) Devos of Neillsville, Wis.

Also one brother, Frank Ditton of Greenwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Fricke of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Harriet Smith of Columbia City, Ind. Her husband preceded her in death. The funeral was held at her home. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Paris Rand and daughter Virginia of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dixon and son Donald and Mrs. and Mrs. A.L. Devos of Neillsville. Mrs. Clara Fricke and Mr. and Mrs. Forman of Minneapolis.

Mabel Rossmann was born in Wisc September 3, 1892. She married Paris Rand. Paris was born in Wisc Oct 27, 1894. Paris died Oct 21, 1989 in Eldorado, Fond Du Lac Co., Wis., at 94 years of age. Mabel died Oct 1979 in Eldorado, at 87 years of age. Living in Rosendale, Wis. in 1933.

Greenwood High School High School Class of 1900: Olive Rand (Mrs. E. Dixon)

Braun Settlement School teachers: 1902-04/Jun Olive Rand

1908/Oct Alta Rand 1909/May Alta Rand

Jan 4, 1906: The following young people attended the dance at Christie Monday evening: Mr. and Mrs. Otto Anderson, Misses Lottie Larson, Olive Hansen, Alta Booth, Pearl Shanks, Messrs. Philo Mead, Harry Hartson, Will Oelig, Homer Rand, Walter Stabnaw and C. P. Brick.

Jan 18, 1906: The second term of school in the Christopherson district commenced today with its former teacher, Olive Rand in charge.

Jan 25, 1906: G. Phillips has moved from the Rand place in the town of Warner to Arthur Hubble's place west of the river in the town of Eaton. And now Warner is minus one justice!

March 8, 1906: Harry Rand came home from the west Wednesday night to make his mother and family a visit. Greenwood Gleaner

RAND, Olive marriage- 17 May 1911

Mr. Ernest M. Dixon and Miss Olive Rand were married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Martha Rand, May 17, 1911. Mr. Adolph Unger was groomsman and Miss Alta Rand, the bride's sister was bridesmaid. The groom is the son of Mrs. Eva Dixon. He was brought up in Neillsville. He is an expert machinery man and at present has a position in L.H. Howard's shops and garage. The bride was brought up at Greenwood, taught school for some time, later taking a position in the Register of Deeds office. The bride and groom left for Chicago, and other points on a wedding trip. They will be at home after July 1 at the residence of the groom's mother.

Dixon, Olive nee RAND (2 Sept 1881 - 13 July 1960)

Mrs. Ernest Dixon, 78, died of a stroke July 13, 1960, at the Havenet Nursing Home in Owen where she had been a resident for the past several months. The funeral services were at the Grace Methodist Church. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former Olive Rand was born Sept. 2, 1881, in South Whitley, Ind. When she was 9 years old her parents came to Greenwood. She received her education here and was a member of the third class to be graduated from Greenwood High School in 1900. She taught school in this area for many years and worked 10 years for the Register of Deeds. She married Ernest Dixon May 17, 1911, in Neillsville. After their marriage they lived for a short time in Granton and then moved to Neillsville. In 1938 they began operating a farm three miles north of Greenwood (The old home farm in sec 23, listed as A. Rand et al on late 1940's plat map). Her husband died in March 1954. She leaves one son, Donald Dixon, Greenwood a sister, Mrs. Alta Devos, Neillsville, and a brother, Paris Rand, El Dorado. There is one grandchild, Paul Dixon. Preceding her in death were a son and two brothers. Ernest M. Dixon, 72, died March 25, 1954 at his home, 3 miles north of here. He suffered a heart attack three weeks ago. Mr. Dixon was born June 26, 1881, at Neillsville, where he received his education and was married to Ollie Rand on May 17, 1911. He was employed at the Neillsville Ford Garage and the Musil Garage there. The couple moved 15 years ago to the present farm near Greenwood. Surviving, beside his wife, are a son, Donald Dixon, and a grandson, Paul Dixon, at home. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Dixon home, and burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery.

RAND, Alta marriage 23 June 1913

Mr. Alfred L. Devos and Miss Alta Rand were married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Mattie Rand June 23, 1913. Paris Rand, the bride's brother and Zura Fricke, her cousin, attended the bride and groom. The groom is associated with S.M. Marsh in the law business in Neillsville. He is a graduate of the State University and the Law School. The bride was a teacher and has held a position in the Register of Deeds office for some time. Alfred L. Devos graduated from the graded and high schools of Milwaukee, and in 1911, after a six-years' course, from the law school of Michigan University at Ann Arbor. In Sept of that year he came to Neillsville and from that time until January 1914, was associated in practice with S. M. Marsh. He then opened an office in the post office building and has since practiced his profession alone. He served four years as justice of the peace and was elected city attorney in 1916. He has further identified himself with local interests by serving as secretary of Clark Co Fair Assoc. Mr. Devos was married at Neillsville, June 23, 1913, to Alta Rand, a daughter of Martha Rand. He and his wife are active members of the Methodist Church, which he is serving as treasurer and as superintendent of the Sunday school. His fraternal society affiliations are with the Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery of the A. F. and A. M., and the Odd Fellows' Lodge at Neillsville, Mrs. Devos being a member of the Eastern Star. History

REDWINE family, Warner township

1905 #3 Redwine, John Head W M 45 M Indiana NY/Norway Farm Laborer 12 Rental  Abbie Wife W F 34 M Minnesota Ind/Minn. House Keeper Paul Son W M 15 S Wisconsin Ind/Minn.  Loey Daughter W F 14 S Wisconsin Ind/Minn. Lizzy Daughter W F 11 S Wisconsin Ind/Minn. Mamie Daughter W F 9 S Wisconsin Ind/Minn. Seela Daughter W F 7 S Wisconsin Ind/Minn. Beulah Daughter W F 1 S Wisconsin Ind/Minn.

May 12, 1906: Mrs. John Redwine and daughter Loey and two youngest children visited her sister, Mrs. Albert Christenson who lives west of Hemlock. A crowd gathered at the home of J. H. Redwine Saturday evening which was a great surprise to them. The evening was spent in dancing. Gleaner

REDWINE, John H. (c1860 - 3 April 1938)

Greenwood: Word has been received here of the death of John H. Redwine, 77, who died of old age complications, April 3, 1938, at his home in Ladysmith. He was married Sept. 9, 1885 to Miss Abbie Scovel, Greenwood, and had lived here for many years before moving to Ladysmith. Mr. Redwine is survived by his widow and nine children. One daughter preceded him in death 17 years ago.  SCOVEL, Mary Ann nee Olson (9 Oct 1842 - 17 June 1926) Mary Ann Olson was born at Kragero, Norway, Oct 9 1842. She passed away June 17, 1926 at the home of her son, E. Scovel at Ladysmith, Wis. In the year 1860, at the age of 18, she sailed with her parents from her native land of Norway to the United States. Upon arriving in America they went immediately to Spring Valley, Filmore County, Minn. On Nov 17, 1867 she was united in marriage to John Asa Scovel. They began life on a farm near Spring Valley, Minn., and remained near this place until the spring of 1878, moving at this time to a farm near Greenwood, Clark Co, Wis.  For over forty seven years she made this her home and it was here that she had to perform the sad duty of laying at rest her life companion, who was taken from her May 2, 1910. On Nov. 13, 1925 Mrs. Scovel left the place that had been her home for almost half a century and went to Ladysmith, Wis., to make her home with her son and daughter, namely Ezra Scovel and Mrs. Abbie Redwine. There was born to the union seven children, two boys and five girls, three of whom preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure four children, Mrs. Abbie Redwine, Ladysmith; Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson, Centraia, Wash.; Mr. Ezra Scovel, Ladysmith and Mrs. Maude Christianson, Marysville, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Netta Newhouse, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Amelia Rijes, Osakas, Minn. Funeral services were conducted at the O. B. Elingboe mortuary, the Christian Church of Ladysmith officiating. Following the services, the body was sent to Greenwood for burial. The funeral services were conducted at the West Beaver Church.

REED family, Warner township

1893 sec 18 no residence S. H. Reed (1906 = Hans Johnson property)

1906 sec 35 residence John Reed (1915 = P Hecker property)

"...The first incorporated institution to do a banking business in the county was the Clark Co Bank, which was organized as a State Bank on the 20th day of August, 1875. Its first officers were Richard Dewhurst, President; J. F. Kirkland, Vice-President; and F. S. Kirkland, Cashier. Its first directors were John Reed, Daniel Gates, James Hewett, James O'Neill, and F. S. Kirkland.

In the course of two or three years dissensions, between the directors of the bank, as to its management, led to the withdrawal from the directorate, of Messrs. Dewhurst, Reed and Gates, who sold their holdings, and from thence on had no connection with the bank. The bank continued in business with varying success until about the month of August in the year 1897 when it ceased doing business...." History of Clark Co 1918

John Reed is on the 1870 Pine Valley census. John Reed and Richard Dewhurst were owners of property in many Clark Co townships as was S.H. Reed.

REESE family, Warner township

1880 Fremont township census: Reese, William W M 28 Ohio Mechanic

1906 sec 34 residence Mary Reese (1915 = W. Elliott)

Greenwood cemetery: Mary Ann Reese, b. 7 June 1856, d. 14 Jan 1944, parents: John and Mary nee Oliver Williams. Mary Ann nee Williams was married to Thomas Reese per son David's obit.

March 8, 1906: Thos. S. Rees left with his team the first of the week to drive to Iowa county where he has rented a farm for the coming summer. The farm joins that of W. H. Reese who lived here for a few years. Tom's sisters, Anna and Sarah, will go down later to keep house for him. Greenwood Gleaner

August 30, 1906: Thos. Rees spent a few days this past week with his mother and family. He reports Wm. Reese and family well and happy, and that Griffith Williams is working in the lead mines in Dodgeville and is doing well. Tom is working a farm there. Greenwood Gleaner

REESE, David (13 July 1894 - 5 Aug 1983)

David Reese, 88, of 111 N. Stafford, Greenwood, died Aug. 5, 1983, at Memorial Home, Neillsville. The body was cremated. David Reese was born on July 13, 1894, at Ridgeway, Wis. to Thomas and Maryann (nee Williams) Reese. He received his education at Dodgeville and Greenwood Schools. He and Marie C. Lee were married on Dec. 17, 1923, at Hibbing, Minn. He was a carpenter and also farmed in the Greenwood area. He served on the City Council and also was water superintendent. He was a charter member of the Greenwood American Legion, serving in the Marines during World War I. Surviving him are two sons, Robert of Madison and John W. of Sundburg, Ohio, one daughter, Mrs. Claude (Jean) Marsden of Kenosha one sister, Miss Lulu Reese of Greenwood. Preceding him in death were his wife, Marie, on March 24, 1972, his parents, five sisters, one brother, one son, David and one daughter, Marian.

REINEKING family, Warner township

1895 Warner census, head of family: E. W. Remeking 2 male, 7 female

Note:Mead township was formed on 16 Nov 1895, the Reineking family was thereafter counted in the Mead census.

1880 sec 30 no residence Fred Reineking (1893 = G. Kuester)

1880 sec 20 no residence S. Reineking

1893 sec 20, 29 no residences S. Reineking (1906 = E. Buker, Theo Humke)

November 5, 1885: Sim Reineking is so proud since he moved into his new and elegant house, that his boots fairly squeak. And well he may be for he had got a home to be proud of. The Clark Republican and Press

October 11, 1902: Mrs. E. W. Reineking received a telegram last Friday stating that her father, Simon Dohmeier had died at his home near Sheboygan. She and her husband left the next morning to attend the funeral. Greenwood Gleaner

REINEKING, Marie S.K. nee Dohmeier (30 Oct 1856 - 22 Sept 1937)

Mrs. Wm. Reineking was born October 30, 1856 in Lippe-Detmold, Germany, the daughter of Simon and Marie Dohmeier. She was baptized on November 9, 1856. In the year 1857 at the age of 6 months, she came to America with her parents, and they made their home in the Town of Herman, Sheboygan Co, Wisc. She was married to Wm. Reineking on May 6, 1881. Ten children were born to this union. Her husband preceeded her in death in the year 1925 (William Earnest Reineking 30 Oct 1856 - 22 Sept 1937), and one child in infancy. In 1881, Mr. and Mrs. Reineking came to Clark Co and settled on a farm in the Town of Mead. A few years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Reineking sold the farm and for a number of years made her home with her sons-in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Steiger, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Becker and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller. In 1932 she took repossession of her farm and for the last four years has made her home there with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Reineking. Mrs. Reineking's health was failing for some time and for the last few years was confined to her bed. She was called to her final reward September 22, 1937, reaching an age of 80 years, 10 months and 22 days. Those who remain to mourn her death are two sons and six daughters: Otto of Greenwood and Arthur of Owen; (Lydia) Mrs. Albert Miller, (Meta) Mrs. John Vollrath, (Ella) Mrs. Ed Steiger, all of Greenwood: (Bertha) Mrs. Arthur Sebastian, (Hilda) Mrs. Wm. Becker and Selma, of Milwaukee and (Emilia) Mrs. Alfred Decker of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. Besides these she leaves one sister, Mrs. Caroline Hanke, Plymouth, Wis. and one brother Simon Dohmieir of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Funeral services were held at the West Side Reformed church. Interment was in the West Side cemetery (UCC East). The flower girls were Elvera and Bernelda Reineking, Verona, Alice and Bernice Vollrath, Beatrice Steiger, Arlene Sebastian and Delores Toburen.

REINEKING, Amelia marriage 8 Sep 1909

Last Wednesday afternoon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Reineking on the West Side, was the scene of one of the most beautiful and largely attended weddings ever witnessed in this section of Clark Co, when their daughter, Miss Amelia Reineking, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Alfred H. Decker of the Braun Settlement. The groom has rented his father's farm in the Braun Settlement and it is there that Mr. and Mrs. Decker will make their future home.

REINEKING, Mada L. marriage 25 May 1910

The prettiest wedding ceremony solemnized in this vicinity in a long time was that which took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Reineking, when their daughter, Miss Mada Louise Reineking, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. John Fred Vollrath. The bride was attended by Miss Ida Vollrath, sister of the groom, and Miss Hilda Kippenhan, while the groom was accompanied by his brother, George Vollrath, and Otto Reineking, brother of the bride. They will make their home on the farm which Mr. Vollrath purchased in Braun Settlement some two years ago.

Vollrath, Mada Louise nee REINEKING (16 Dec 1886 - 13 Mar 1991)

Word has been received by nieces and nephews that Mada Louise Vollrath, formerly of Greenwood, passed away March 13, 1991, in Fullerton, Calif., at the age of 104 years. Services were held March 16, 1991, in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Gardena, Calif. She was born Dec. 16, 1886, to William and Marie Reineking. She married John Vollrath May 25, 1910. He passed away April 17, 1957. Survivors include one son, Arthur, Santa Ana, Calif. four daughters, Lorraine Allchien, Lawndale, Calif.; Verona Marshall, Fullerton, Calif.; Alice Denman, Alta Loma, Calif.; Bernice Spohr, Phelan, Calif.

REINEKING, Selma (7 April 1898 - 4 Feb 1986)

A former Greenwood resident, Selma Reineking, 86 died in Milwaukee. Services were at West-Side Immanuel Church, Greenwood. Miss Reineking was born April 7, 1898 in Greenwood, the daughter of William and Marie Reineking. She worked most of her life in Milwaukee. She retired in April 1971 and lived in the Protestant Retirement Home in Milwaukee. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. John (Meda) Vollrath, Fullerton, Calif.; one brother Arthur, Middleton. She is predeceased by her parents, five sisters and one brother.

REINEKING, Otto Henry (8 Aug 1893 - 8 April 1954)

Funeral services for Otto Henry Reineking, 60, who died April 8, 1954, at the Veteran's Hospital at Wood, were conducted at the West Side Evangelical and Reformed Church, and burial took place in the West Side Cemetery. Mr. Reineking was born Aug. 8, 1893, in the Town of Mead, 6 miles northwest of Greenwood, and received his education in the Town of Warner. On May 21, 1919, he was married to Olga Meinholdt at the home of her mother, Mrs. Theodore Meinholdt, Greenwood. A lifelong resident of the Town of Mead, he served as supervisor there for a number of years and treasurer for 15 years. He was a member of the West Side Evangelical and Reformed Church and acted as deacon and elder at different times and had also been a member of the senior choir. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Norman Reineking, Greenwood; two daughters, Mrs. Orlin (Alvera) Fravert, Greenwood, and Miss Eldora Reineking, student at the State College in Stevens Point; seven sisters, Mrs. Lydia Miller, Greenwood; Mrs. Bertha Sebastian, Mrs. William (Hilda) Decker, Mrs. Ella Steiger, and Miss Selma Reineking, Milwaukee; Mrs. John (Meta) Vollrath, Los Angeles and Mrs. Alfred (Amelia) Decker, Coeur d Alene, Idaho; a brother, Arthur Reineking, Rio and three grandchildren, Gail, Gene, and Wayne Reineking.

REINEKING, Olga nee Meinholdt (3 April 1896 - 24 June 1970)

Mrs. Olga Reineking, 74, a lifelong resident of Greenwood, died of an apparent heart attack shortly after admission June 24, 1970, to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. The former Olga Meinholdt was born April 3, 1896, at Greenwood and was married there May 21, 1919, to Otto Reineking, who preceded her in death April 8, 1954. Survivors include a son, Norman Reineking, Colby, two daughters, Mrs. Elvera Fravert, Greenwood; Mrs. Dale (Eldora) Vollrath, Green Bay, a sister, Mrs. Hans (Alma) Kolpanen, Milwaukee and four brothers, Edward and Oscar Meinholdt, both of Greenwood Louis Meinholdt, Neillsville and Arthur Meinholdt, Merrillan. She was also preceded in death by four brothers.

REINEKING, Louisa nee Klopf (6 March 1854 - c17 Feb. 1934)

A message was received by relatives in Neillsville stated that Mrs. S. F. Reineking, a former pioneer of Neillsville, had died that day at the home of her son, Arthur, at Harvey, North Dakota. Louisa Klopf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klopf, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 6, 1854. When she was three years old, she came with her parents to Sheboygan, Wis. In 1874 she was married to Simon F. Reineking, and soon after they came with her parents and family to Neillsville. They established a home on the north side, where they lived until 1912. They then went west, living for a time in South Dakota, later going to Harvey, North Dakota, where they took up a claim. Mr. Reineking died there in 1916. Since then Mrs. Reineking has lived most of the time with her children. She is survived by three sons: Arthur, at Harvey, Albert and Gus in Wausau, Wis. A daughter died in infancy. She is survived also by two brothers William G. Klopf and Alfred C. Klopf, both of Neillsville.

RICHELIEU family, Warner township

1870 Census Wisconsin, Clark County, Eaton (later Warner Township)

Richelieu, Charles, age 30, farmer, born Norway; Christine, wife age 33, keeping house, born Norway; Theodore, son, age 7, born Wis.; Christian, age 4,son, born Wis. Mary A., age 1, daughter, born Wis.

1875 census: Rivchiline, Carl; 5 male, 3 female

1880 Census Wisconsin, Clark County, Warner

Richelau, Carl age 42, farmer, Christina, age 43, keeping house; Theodore M., age 16, Laborer; Christ, age 13, Laborer; Marian, age 11; Charles, age 6

1885 Special Vet's census: Richelieu, Carl; Private; no company or reg't listed, Wisc

1895 Census, head of family: Chas Recheleu 2 male, 4 female

1895 Census, head of family: Martin Rechleu 3 male, 4 female

1880 sec 36 no residence C. Richelieu; sec 28 no residence C. Richelieu

1893 sec 36 residence M. Richelieu (1906 = F. Markee)

RICHELIEU, Charles "Carl" (15 Sept 1838 - 17 Nov 1917)

CARL RICHELEU, a farmer of Greenwood, was born near Thrunohjem, Norway, Sept 15, 1838, the son of C. N. Richeleu. Our subject came to the United States in 1861, settling in Springfield Township, Jackson Co, Wisc, fifteen miles west of Black River Falls, on wild prairie land, where he was engaged in lumbering during the winter months, and in farming in the summer. He was drafted in the late war in the first draft in Wisconsin, in 1863, and served three months, having been discharged on account of sickness. He came to this county in 1871 (1870 per census), settling on his present farm on section 36, township 27, range 2, Warner Township, Clark Co, near Greenwood, which was at that time covered with heavy timber. He owns 120 acres, of which nearly seventy acres is cleared, where he is engaged in general farming and stock-raising. Mr. Richeleu was married in February 1862, to Christena A. Christianson, a native of Norway. They have had seven children, four of who are now living Theodore M., Christian C., Mary Ann and Charles. Christian married Jennie Severson, and now resides in Warner Township. Mr. Richeleu was a member of the Town Board several years, of which he was Chairman one and a half years. He has been Road Overseer ten or twelve years a member of the School Board several years of which he is now a Director. Religiously both he and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and politically he is a Republican. (History)   Note: "This name is sometimes spelled Richlieu or even Richleiu." According to the 1890 Special Civil War Veterans' Census he was unassigned to any Regiment when drafted on November 18, 1863, but served as a Private until he was discharged January 23, 1864. He died November 17, 1917 and is buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery. His son, Chris Richlieu of Owen was listed as his next of kin on his grave registration.

RICHELIEU, Christina Marie nee Christensen (29 Jan 1836 - 8 Jan 1914)

Christina Marie Christensen was born Jan 29, 1836 (cemetery records have 15 Feb 1838, father Christian Christensen) at Trondjhem, Norway. In 1850 she came to America, locating at Black River Falls, Wis. In 1861 she was married to Carl Richeleu, to this union seven children were born, four of which are now living. (Greenwood Cemetery: unnamed daughter died 1876, no birthdate; Oscar Richelieu 1874 - 1 Sept 1879) The family has been well known here for many years, having lived on numerous farms in and about Greenwood, with the exception of three years spent in Idaho. On Jan 8th, Mrs. Richeleu appeared to be in her usual good state of health, but was called from this earth that evening before any medical assistance could be had. She was 77 years, 11 months and 8 days of age. One brother, Ole Christensen, of Marysville, Wash., three sons, Chris of Atwood, Chas. of Tacoma, Wash (Greenwood Cemetery: Charles' wife Maria died 10 Jan 1913), and Martin of Greenwood, and Mary Nixon of Seattle, Wash., and a husband are left to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church, and interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Nixon, Mary Caroline nee RICHELIEU  (30 Sept 1868 - 10 Nov 1965)

Mary Caroline Richeleu was born Sept 30, 1868 in Greenwood, Wisconsin to Carl & Christina (Kristina) Christensen. She married Joseph B. Nixon Feb 22, 1893 in Genesee, Latah, Idaho. He was born April 21, 1867, in Echo Umatilla, Oregon and died Aug 20, 1932. Mary died Nov. 10, 1965. Mary and Joseph had at least one daughter, Pearl, who was born June 20, 1906 in Seattle, King Co, Wash and died Jan. 1, 1982.

RICHELIEU, Martin Theodore (24 July 1864 - 1 July 1931)

Martin Theodore Richelieu was born at Black River Falls, Wis July 24, 1864. While still a small boy he moved with his parents to a farm one mile west of Greenwood. In 1897, (19 Sept 1891 per Ida obit) he was united in marriage to Ida Steele of Thorp.

To this union two daughters were born, Mrs. Walter Acker of Greenwood, Mrs. Arno Vater, Withee, whom together with an adopted daughter, Mrs. Felix Adams of Milwaukee, survive. About ten years ago Mr. Richelieu moved his family to a farm four miles east of Owen, and then to Abbotsford, where he lived until the time of his death. During the last two years  Mr. Richelieu was employed at the Master Package Company of Owen. Three weeks ago he was taken to the Marshfield Hospital where it was found that an abdominal operation was the only thing which could save his life. Due to the seriousness of the operation, five blood transfusions were resorted to. But the operation proved more than he could stand and just one week after the operation, he passed away. Funeral services were held from Baer-Larye-Rembs Funeral Home at Marshfield. The body was taken to Greenwood for burial. Besides his wife and daughters, he leaves to mourn, one sister, Mrs. Mary Nixon, Seattle, Wash. two brothers, Charles of Tacoma, Wash., and Chris of Owen.

RICHELIEU, Ida nee Steele (8 Mar 1866 - 19 Dec 1950)

Mrs. Ida Richelieu, 84, died at the home of her brother, Arthur Steele, at Abbotsford Dec. 19, 1950. She had been in failing health for the past several years. Funeral services were held at the Stabnow Funeral Home in Greenwood, with the pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Richelieu, nee Steele, was born March 8, 1866, at Plymouth. She moved to Greenwood with her parents when she was 4, and later moved to Thorp. She was educated in the rural schools of the Town of Warner. After her marriage to Martin Richelieu at Colby Sept 19, 1891, the couple lived in Greenwood until 1931, the year her husband died. She had made her home at Abbotsford for the past 19 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Alice) Acker, Greenwood, and Mrs. Otto (Margaret) Vater, Withee, and one brother, Arthur Steele, Abbotsford. Ten brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

RICHELIEU, Jennie nee Severson (15 June 1869 - 28 Mar 1958)

Mrs. Chris C. Richelieu, a lifelong resident of Clark Co, died at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire at the age of 87 years. She had been in poor health since last November and had resided with her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Altenburg, in Owen. Funeral services were held here at the Griebenow Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Jennie Severson was born in Gulbransdalen, Norway, June 15, 1869, and came to American at the age of 12, settling with her parents (Charles & Dortha Strand Severson) in Greenwood. On Nov 19, 1888, she was married to Christian Richelieu at Greenwood and they observed their 68th wedding anniversary last November. She is survived by her husband (Chrisian Richelieu 12 April 1865 - 21 Feb 1959), who resides in Owen; one son, Clyde Carl, Cincinnati, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. A. M. (Elda) Zenzel, Grants Pass, Ore.; Mrs. Beulah Rouse, Sparta; Mrs. A. C. (Hazel) Altenburg, Owen, and Mrs. C. (Grace) Werth, Eau Claire; one sister, Mrs. F. O. (Tena) Soule, Los Angeles. One sister, Mrs. A. (Stena) Rossman, and two brothers, John and Sam, preceded her in death. [Greenwood Cemetery records: Infant died April 1888, father Christian Richelieu, mother not named]

RICHELIEU, Lucy nee Baker (10 July 1910- 21 Feb 1990)

Lucy Richelieu, 79, Neillsville, died Feb 21, 1990, at Neillsville Memorial Home, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Lucy (Baker) Richelieu was born July 10, 1910, in Greenwood to Dr. Karl and Ella (Wollenberg) Baker.

She received her education at Owen High School and attended Stevens Point Normal School. She married Clyde Richelieu on Aug 29, 1929, in Lancaster, N.Y. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Rochelle Richelieu-Winter, Chicago, Ill. Judith L. Richelieu, Washington, D.C. three sisters, Sue Voemateck, Rice Lake; Christine Clark, Chippewa Falls; Frances Riber, Everett, Wash.; two brothers, Karl Baker, Houston, Tex.; Bertram Baker, Arvada, Colo. and one grandchild, Christine Nicole Winter. Preceding her in death were her parents. [Note: Greenwood Cemetery records Clyde Carl Richelieu 9 Aug 1909 - 9 Oct 2003 next married Phyllis Markham. Also, Clyde Carl Richelieu, Jr. born 1943 died 1944] 

RICHELIEU, unmatched Greenwood Cemetery records: unnamed infant died 1944; Laurie Lou died 25 Aug 1945. No birthdates or parents listed.

REINHARDT family, Warner township

1895 census, head of family: Remhard, Herman 3 male, 1 female

Note: Mead township was formed on 16 Nov 1895, the Reinhardt family was thereafter counted in the Mead census.

REINHARDT, Herman (2 April 1859 - 30 Mar 1919)

Herman Reinhardt, son of Ernst and Amalie nee Limbach Reinhardt, married on 3 Nov 1891 to Henrietta Friderika (19 Oct 1864 - 8 March 1931) daughter of Bernhard and Johanna nee Oberguger Wessel. Both buried UCC East.

REINHARDT, Rudolph Heinrich (10 March 1894 - 28 Oct 1925)

Rudolph Henry Reinhardt, son of Mrs. Herman Reinhardt, was born March 10, 1894 in the town of Mead. Since the death of his father in 1919, he worked the home farm with his mother. On July 6th of this year he went to the Chippewa Falls Hospital for a consultation. At first his ailment did not seem serious, but after a while the doctors found that his condition necessitated an operation. The operation did not bring relief, but he bore his sickness patiently. He died at the hospital Oct. 28, 1925, having reached the age of 31 years, 7 months and 18 days. He leaves to mourn, his mother and the following brothers and sisters, Ernest of the Town of Mead, Mrs. (Lena) Ed Kippenhan of the Town of Mead, Mrs. Arthur Lange, Columbus, Wis., and August at home. The funeral was held from the home, and at Immanuel Reformed Church on the West Side. Interment was made in the West Side Cemetery.

ROMMERS family, Warner township

1905 #97 Remmess, John Head W M 47 M Germany Germany Farmer 12 O M F  Albertina Wife W F 49 M Michigan Germany House Keeper  Martha Daughter W F 6 S Iowa Germany  Schultz, Alma Step Daughter W F 4 S Wisconsin Ger/Mich  Henry Son W M 2 S Iowa Ger/Mich  Albertina daughter W F 4/12 S Wisconsin Ger/Mich

1906 sec 13 residence J. G. Rommers (1893 J. J. Hogan; 1915 Chas Stietvator)

CC births: Roener, Anna b. 3 Feb 1898; Roemer, no first name, b. 31 May 1904 (this could be Albertina who was about 4 months old on the 1905 census.)

No CC info on any "Remmess" family. Also tried Remus, Renne, Ramer, Ramey, Romosh, Roener, Roemer, Reams and "Schultz and its' variations. Also looked at all "Albertina and Albertine".

ROOT family, Warner township

1880 & 1893 sec 34 residence Thompson & Root; 1906 sec 34 residence H. Root (1915 E.A. Ross)

1880 sec 18 no residence H. M. Root (1893 S.H. Reed)

September 1881: H. M. Root, of the firm of Thompson & Root, Greenwood, who has been spending the summer at La Crosse, returned last Wednesday morning to organize another active campaign in the woods. Messrs Thompson and Root are among the most successful lumbermen operating on the Black River. Clark County Press

Thompson, Benjamin F. (Oct 1840 - 11 Mar 1911)

Saturday night H.M. Root received a telegram from Mesa, Ariz. that B.F. Thompson had dropped dead there that afternoon. In November Mr. Thompson left Greenwood to spend the winter in Arizona to seek relief from asthma from which he suffered. His health had improved apparently, Mr. Root receiving a letter written two days before his death, in which he stated that he was feeling fine. Deceased was born in Maine in Oct. 1840. He came to La Crosse in 1863 and to Greenwood in 1871. For many years he was engaged in logging and farming in partnership with Mr. Root. His wife died a few years ago. Their two children died when young, and the only known heir left is a nephew in La Crosse. Mr. Root telegraphed instructions to have the remains sent back to Greenwood, where they will probably arrive Friday. (Buried Greenwood cemetery.)

Thompson, Jennie (1835-1903)

Mrs. JennieThompson, wife of Mayor (Greenwood Mayor 1899-1900) B. F. Thompson, whose death occurred Aug. 2 was a native of the state of Maine where she was born in 1835. In 1862, she was united in marriage to B. F. Thompson and the next year she and her husband came to La Crosse where they lived until 1871 when they came to Greenwood where they have since resided. (Buried Greenwood cemetery. Listed as Jane Thompson died 1903. A Jennie Thompson, also listed as wife of B. F. Thompson has dates 1835-1900, think Jennie and Jane the same person. Also think correct year is died 1900 as obit = "wife of Mayor" and he was only mayor 1899-1900.)

November 1882: "Friday afternoon and evening last saw a lively snowstorm raging through these parts. It had a damaging effect on the MacManus lecture which was put off, but the Unitarians seem to like bluff weather and turned out well to the sociable at H.M. Root's."

Clark County Press

February 11, 1886: Homer Root, of Greenwood, rooted into the Forest Queen House hash yesterday. The Clark Republican and Press

August 26, 1886: Homer Root, of Greenwood, was in town Monday, and reported that the storm of Saturday night was the worst he had ever seen in Greenwood. The wind was on the rampage and acquired the velocity of a regular tornado. A great deal of timber was blown down and small buildings and shade trees were demolished. There was no injury to persons. The storm passed over this city high in the air; the flashes of lightning were dazzling in brilliancy while the roar of thunder was continuous. It was well for our people that the war of the elements was so high up. The Clark Republican and Press

September 20, 1894: Mrs. H. M. Root went to La Crosse Tuesday to take her son Luke (?) to school at that place. From there she will go to Kilbourn City for a few week's visit. The Clark Republican and Press

October 8, 1896: County Clerk H. M. Root started for the East on 3rd inst to see his aged parents and acquaintances of his boyhood. He will be joined on his trip, at Chicago by Mrs. Root and Miss Ollie Huntzicker. The Clark Republican and Press

March 3, 1900: L. Bortle, who has rented the Thompson-Root farm for five years, can probably tell more about the weather Saturday evening than any other person. He walked over to Loyal. Greenwood Gleaner

March 3, 1900: H. M. Root was up from Neillsville Sunday and was accompanied by Mrs. Minnie Woodward. Greenwood Gleaner

January 4, 1906: Homer Root of Neillsville spent a couple of days the first of the week in Greenwood. Greenwood Gleaner

ROOT, Homer M. (22 June 1846 - 29 May 1938)

Homer M. Root, president of the Commercial State Bank of Neillsville, has been active in Clark Co life for nearly half a century, and as lawyer, farmer, officer and banker, has taken his full share in its development and progress. He was born June 22, 1846, on a farm in Guilford Township, Chenango Co, N Y son of George and Mary (Bush) Root... In 1869, he came west, with the idea of securing a position as principal of a school while taking up land. But upon reaching the Black River district, he decided to engage in logging. With headquarters at Greenwood, he secured his experience in various camps, driving team, cooking and working as a woodman. In 1874, he formed a partnership with B. F. Thompson, and in eleven years this firm logged some 55,000,000 feet of pine. In all Mr. Root was connected with the lumber and logging industry for nineteen years. In the meantime, he had developed a farm at Greenwood and served the town of Eaton ten years as town clerk. In 1888, he was elected co clerk, and the following year moved to Neillsville... In 1898, Mr. Root entered the banking business, in a private bank, which on July 1, of that year was incorporated as the Commercial State Bank of Neillsville, with Mr. Root as its first cashier, a position he held until 1916, when he assumed the duties of his present position as president...His home is one of the prettiest and most hospitable in the city. To gratify his esthetic tastes, he cultivates a fine garden, being especially fond of flowers of which he has some beautiful specimens. His library is well stocked with books to which he devotes much of his time. Mr. Root was married in 1891, to Mary J. Huntzicker, widow of Jacob Huntzicker, by whom she had five children: Frederick, Victor E., Olive T., Francis U (deceased), and Jacob (deceased). HISTORY OF CLARK COUNTY 1918

Homer M. Root,

For over 60 years a prominent figure in the business and official life of Clark Co, passed away the Clark Co hospital in Owen May 29, 1938. He would have been 92 years old on June 22. His death is like the passing of a landmark. In recent years, before his health began to fail, Root had made his home at the Merchants Hotel in Neillsville. Many of the local pioneers visited him there. Of a rugged constitution, Root hardly ever wore an overcoat, even in the coldest weather. A month ago, before he was leaving for the hospital at Owen on April 25, he called on his old friends here in Neillsville to bid them all goodbye. He was married to Mrs. Mary J. Huntzinger and is survived by two step-children Frederick Huntzinger of Fresno, Calif., and Victor E. Huntzinger of Milwaukee. Funeral services were held at the Lowe Funeral Home. The body was taken to St. Paul for cremation, the ashes to be deposited in the cemetery at Greenwood. (Combined obits. Neillsville cemetery memo: His ashes were strewn on Neillsville cemetery grass next to the new tank. No listing in the Greenwood cemetery.)

Homer Root

               Homer Root.

ROOT, Mary Jane nee McMahon (28 June 1849 - 13 Oct 1927)

A shock came to this community October 13, when it became known that Mrs. H. M. Root had died suddenly at her home in this city. She had not been in good health for some time previous, but was apparently on the gain, and was able to be about the house and around town. She had got up somewhat late, and was walking toward the dining room table, when she suddenly complained of a pain in her head. The girl who was working there went to her assistance and called Mrs. Root's sister, Mrs. Shanks, who was upstairs, but before she could reach her side, Mrs. Root had passed away. Her maiden name was Mary Jane McMahon, and she was born in Lampton Co, Ontario, June 28, 1849, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McMahon. In the summer of 1869 she came to Clark Co, accompanying her sister, Mrs. John Shanks, who was living at Greenwood and had come back home to Canada on a visit. On Feb. 22, 1870, she was married to Jacob Huntzicker, and they settled on a tract of land that Mr. Huntzicker had bought, south of Greenwood. Here they developed a fine farm, Mr. Huntzicker also doing quite an extensive logging business. He died June 8, 1888, and the next year the family moved to Neillsville. She was married to Homer M. Root December 6, 1891, and they have continued to live in this city since that time. She leaves her husband and three children of her first marriage: Fred Huntzicker of Fresno, California, Victor Huntzicker (1872-1947, Greenwood cemetery) of Milwaukee and Olive (1875-1937), Mrs. W. L. Smith of Neillsville. Two sons, Jacob (obit) and Frank (obit), are deceased. She leaves also two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Ann Shanks, who was with her at her death and Mrs. Agnes Mead, who was in Milwaukee; also brother Tom McMahon of Greenwood. Funeral services were held at the home. Burial took place in Greenwood cemetery in the (Huntzicker) family lot.

Huntzicker, Jacob "Jackie" (28 Nov 1887 - 23 Mar 1903)

Jackie" Huntzicker, youngest son of Mrs. Mary J. Root, by her former husband, Jacob Huntzicker, died at the home in Neillsville March 23, diabetes mellitus being the cause, a disease which had been coming upon him for a year or more, though the last sickness lasted but little more than two months. The body was brought to Greenwood on the Fairchild North-Eastern train for interment in the family lot beside the father, the funeral services having been held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Shanks. "Jakie," as everyone knew him, was born November 28, 1887, on the Jacob Huntzicker farm three miles south of Greenwood. He was afflicted with an impediment in his speech that greatly handicapped him, but withal was a happy lad and well liked by those who knew him.

Huntzicker, Francis J. (13 Oct 1885 - 24 Oct 1912)

Francis J. Huntzicker was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Huntzicker of La Crosse on Oct. 13, 1885, and passed away at the Presbyterian hospital at Chicago on Oct. 24, 1912. For a period of over two years Frank had been a sufferer with severe headaches which came with great frequency as the months went by. Upon his last visit to Chicago as specialist there diagnosed his case as a malignant growth in the head and this diagnosis was later verified and agreed that such growth was the cause of hemorrhages which resulted in his death. Frank attended school at Neillsville, Clark Co until he was 14 years of age when he entered Shattuck Seminary at Faribault, Minn. He graduated from this school and then went to Columbia University in 1907 where he qualified as a civil engineer. After leaving school he followed his profession as engineer until stricken with the disease which caused his death. He spent a few months in the west and later accepted a position at Duluth. His remains were brought to Neillsville and were taken to Greenwood for interment. Services were held at the M. W. A. Hall at Greenwood and in addition to the Masonic services, Dr. Warne of Chicago, a member of the faculty of Hanneman Medical college and an eminent speaker, gave a very fitting and eloquent sermon. Frank was laid to rest in the cemetery at Greenwood.

Historic Homes of Neillsville #9. James Sturdevant-29 Hewett Street (photo caption) This home was built for James Sturdevant in 1857. Subsequently, it was owned by Daniel Gates. J. W. Mason purchased the home in 1886. Homer Root (a "colorful" Neillsville attorney) owned the residence in 1889, followed by Mary Jane (McMahon) Huntzicker who purchased the home in 1899. Her husband, Jacob Huntzicker of Greenwood, had died leaving her with three of their five children still at home. In December of 1891 she married Homer Root and they lived in the house until 1920. She was an energetic lady, constantly organizing meetings at 29 Hewett for everything from clothing-drives for the needy to spiritualist meetings. In 1920 they moved to the bungalow Homer Root built at 313 Hewett. Mary Jane Root died there in 1927. (source: Cecily Cook, g-g granddaughter of Jacob Huntzicker).

ROSSOW family, Warner township

ROSSOW, Auguste nee Schoettler (19 Nov 1849 - 28 April 1926)

Mrs. Auguste Rossow, an old settler of Clark Co, was born (Schoettler per cemetery but unable to tie Schoettler and Rossow families) Nov. 19, 1849 at Grueneberg, Prussia, Germany. She came to the United States with her husband (Ferdinand 1864-1901) and family in 1881. The family settled on a farm northwest of Loyal, Clark Co. Mr. Rossow, the head of the family, departed this life in 1901, a victim of cancer of the stomach. With the assistance of her children the widow managed the farm until about 6 years ago, when she built a home for herself in Greenwood, one door north of the Trinity Lutheran Church. On November of the past year she rented her house to Mr. Wm. Cone, moving to her daughter's home, Mrs. Otto Brandt, to spend the winter. Here her delicate health began to fail rapidly though she received the best of care. Shortly before Easter she became bed ridden. When it became evident that home nursing under doctors orders could not effect a cure, it was deemed advisable to remove her to the hospital at Marshfield where she underwent an opeation for ulcer of the stomach on April 27th.

Her advanced age and lingering illness had sapped her strength to such an extent that she could not survive the otherwise successful operation. She passed into eternity April 28th, 1926. Funeral services were held at the Brandt home and at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment was made at the Greenwood Cemetery. The deceased attained the good age of 76 years, 5 months and 8 days and is survived by her sons, William (1873-1959), Albert (1877-1954), Charles (1880-1965), Fred (c. 1883 d. 1926), Otto (1885-1953) and Paul (1889-1960) and one daughter, Mrs. Otto Brandt (Minnie 1881-1956, m. 28 Aug 1902 to John H. Brandt, no "Otto" on record, probably a typo).

1905 #93 Rossow, William Head W M 31 M Germany Germany Farmer 10 O M F  Annie Wife W F 24 M Germany Germany House Keeper  Irvine Son W M 5 S Wisconsin Germany

1906-1926 sec 24 residence Wlm Rossow

1906 sec 24 residence E. Rossow son of William (1915 W. Denk)

ROSSOW, William (8 July 1873 - 1959)

Funeral services were held in Trinity Lutheran Church for William Rossow, 86, Greenwood,  who was found dead at the home of his son, Ervin. He had been ill for several months. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Rossow was born in Germany, July 8, 1873. He came to America with his parents at the age of eight, to the Greenwood area, where he had lived since. On June 8, 1899, he was married to Anna Ehlert at Loyal. After their marriage they farmed in the Town of Warner, northeast of Greenwood until his retirement 10 years ago. Since the death of his wife on Aug. 27, 1950, he had resided with his children. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Olaf (Elsie) Ystad, Loyal; a son, Ervin Rossow, Greenwood; a grandson, Milton Ystad, Greenwood and three brothers, Otto, Loyal; Charles, Neillsville and Paul, Owen. He was preceded in death by an infant son (no cemetery record of dates or parentage), a daughter, Mabel Rossow (4 Feb 1909-7 Mar 1909, 2nd cemetery listing has "infant d. 1909" probably duplicate listing for Mabel.), two brothers, Albert and Fred Rossow and Mrs. John (Minnie) Brandt.

Rossow, daughter buried on the home farm, where the 2005 farm tech days was held. Minnie & William Rossow(Not sure if this is the preceding "Mabel" who died in 1909, don't know where the "2005 farm tech days" were held.)

ROSSOW, Anna nee Ehlert (7 Sept 1880 - 27 Aug 1950)

Funeral services for Mrs. William Rossow, 69, Route 1, Greenwood, were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church. She died Aug. 27, 1950 following a lingering illness. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Rossow, nee Anna Ehlert, was born Sept. 7, 1880 in Germany. She came to this country with her parents while young, and settled in Loyal.

She was married there June 7, 1899, to William Rossow. Since their marriage the couple had made their home on a farm in the Town of Warner. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Olaf (Elsie) Ystad, Greenwood three brothers, Frank Ehlert, Wild Rose; Otto, Marshfield and Albert, Abbotsford and a sister, Mrs. Emma Komis, Marshfield, also survive. A brother and sister preceded her in death.

ROSSOW, Ervin Edward (15 Mar 1900 - 6 July 1963)

Ervin Edward Rossow, 63, Loyal, died of a heart attack July 6, 1963, at his home. He had been in poor health for three years. Mr. Rossow had attended church that morning and his death was unexpected. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Rossow was born (parents were William and Anna nee Ehlert Rossow) March 15, 1900, in the town of Warner. He was married April 9, 1951, in Greenwood, to Lillian Niemi Ystad (Lillian Niemi 7 Nov 1903 - 1 Feb 1998 first m. in 1942 to Hokon Ystad who d. in 1950). He had lived in this area his entire life with the exception of the year 1929, which he spent in Milwaukee. He resided on his farm five miles east of Greenwood until a year ago, when he moved to Loyal. Survivors are his wife, a sister, Mrs. Olaf (Elsie) Ystad, Loyal. His father, William, died in 1959 and his mother, Anna, died in 1950. Also preceding him in death were an infant sister and brother.

Ystad, Elsie nee ROSSOW (3 July 1906 - 18 May 1984)

Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal, for Elsie Ystad, 77, of 421 N. Main, Loyal, Clark Co. Mrs. Ystad died May 18, 1984, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Elsie Rossow was born on July 3, 1906, in the Town of Warner to William and Anna (nee Ehlert) Rossow. She was educated at Christopherson school, rural Greenwood. On Dec. 10, 1928, she and Olaf Ystad were married at Greenwood. They farmed in the Town of Beaver (sec 19) for many years, moving to Loyal in 1957. She also worked at the Loyal Canning Co. She is survived by one son, Milton of Greenwood. Preceding her in death were her husband, Olaf in 1967 and her parents.

Christopherson School in 1915: PUPILS listed are Susie Hannigan, Serina Johnson, Alma Dyre, Belinda Dyre, Lillian Henrickson, Lilly Hembre, Edna Hembre, Gertrude Elmer, Elda Englebretson, Pearl Elmer, Hilda Dyre, Genivieve Wellen, Elsie Rossow (Milt Ytad's mother), Ellen Ystad, Elsie Ystad, Nora Larson, Helen Turnquist, Florence Aalbau, Ervin Rossow, Carl Turnquist, Alven Dyre, Olaf Rosen, Harris Jolivette, Laurence Larson, Oswald Wisth, Clarence Hendrickson, Henry Dyre, Fred Elmer, Raymond Jolivette, Ralph Ystad, Roy Sheets, Norman Larson, Fridthjof Wisth, Arthur Turnquist, Owen Dyre, Gerald Jolivette, Kenneth Dyre.

June 17, 1920: An Ice Cream party was given at Will Rossow's. Mr. John Brandt and family visited at the Julius Rossow home Sunday afternoon. Ervin Rossow helped J. Johnson pack lumber at the saw mill. THE GREENWOOD GLEANER 

Aug. 5, 1920: SCHILLING: Elsie Rossow spent Friday with Emma Brandt. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rossow and Ervin went blueberrying Friday. THE GREENWOOD GLEANER





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