Warner Township

Clark County, Wisconsin

Warner Township Pioneers

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

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YATES family, Warner township

1906-1920 sec 35 residence Chris Yates

Unable to connect "Chris" to any of the CC Yates families.

YOUNGS family, Warner township

1906 sec 35 residence W. M. Young (1915 Garitz, Stafford, Howard properties)

YOUNGS, Anthony (6 Sept 1817- 19 Nov 1902)

With the decease of Anthony Youngs another of the sturdy pioneers who have helped to develop Wisconsin and make it the grand state it is as a farming and dairying state, has passed away. Born in Norfolk, England, Sept. 6, 1817, he grew up as a farmer lad and always followed his native calling so long as he was able to work. At about thirty years of age Mr. Youngs married Miss Mary Gee of Lincolnshire and soon after came to New York state. From there they came to Footeville, Rock county, Wis., then a short time before the war they moved to Sauk county where they resided until four years ago this fall when they moved to Greenwood. For the past eighteen years the two families have lived together as one family. He was the father of six children, only one boy of the number being dead. The living are: Frank Youngs of Gary, Duvil Co, S.D., Mrs. Rose Wood of the same place, Mrs. Thirza Prouty, Franklin, Sauk Co, Wis., David Youngs of Columbus, Ohio, and William Youngs of this city. Each of the children mentioned had been here to visit their father during the few weeks before his death, which had been anticipated for some time, deceased having been afflicted with kidney trouble for the past few years that turned into diabetes a couple of months before the end came. A niece, Mrs. Lillie Gordon, was also here to visit her uncle a short time before his death. The funeral was held at the home where he died, the M. E. church officiated. The two children from South Dakota and Mrs. Prouty were also present at the funeral and with Wm. Youngs and his aged mother accompanied the remains to their resting place at Reedsburg. She is a present visiting with her daughter, Mrs. Prouty, at Reedsburg, and resting after which she will return to Greenwood where she will continue to make her home with her son and family. 

Jan 18, 1906: Word received by Greenwood friends states that Grandma Youngs, mother of Wm. Youngs with whom she lives at Park Falls, is in very poor health since last fall, being confined to the bed a goodly part of the time and having to be lifted from her bed to a chair when she is moved. It is hoped that she may recuperate and get strong again. She is getting well on in years. Greenwood Gleaner

April 12, 1906: Wm. G. Youngs has disposed of the fine residence erected by him a couple of years ago to Mr. Packard, scaler for the Mason & Donaldson Lumber Co. here. Mr. Packard's family arrived from Chatawba last week. Mr. Youngs has rented a house in River View addition.  Park Falls Herald. Greenwood Gleaner  

Aug 30, 1906: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Youngs left Friday with Geo. Campbell's span of fancy colored drivers he bought at the Withee auction, to drive to Park Falls, where they will visit with friends for a few days. Greenwood Gleaner 

History of the Northside Repair Shop City of Greenwood, WI--It was located in Block 13, Lot 10 of the Miller Addition on Miller Street.

Oct. 6, 1902--J. C. & A. E. Miller sold to Erastus Bowen

May 6, 1906--Erastus Bowen sold to Alice Young

May 7, 1907--Alice Youngs sold to Ed Buker

YOUNGS, George William (15 Sept 1861 – 15 Mar 1939)

George William Youngs, son of Anthony and Mary Youngs, was born Sept. 15, 1861 in Sauk Co, Wis. He grew to manhood there and in 1884 was united in marriage to Alice Ann Robinson (1864 – 7 Mar 1943). They lived on the home farm until they moved to Greenwood, Clark Co in 1890. When Mr. and Mrs. Youngs moved here they bought the house Mrs. S. L. Gates now lives in. Later they bought 10 acres just north of there and built the house now owned by Mrs. J. S. Andrews. They then bought the Begley Hotel and ran that and logged for Roddis until 1903, when they moved to Park Falls and continued logging for the next three years, returning to Greenwood in 1928 and have resided here ever since. To this union were born four children, Marshall and Harry of Greenwood, Nell (Mrs. Frank Kennedy) deceased and a daughter who died in infancy. He had but one grandson, Stuart Kennedy, who passed away in Aug. 1937. Mr. Youngs passed away at his home, March 15, 1939. He is survived by his wife and sons Marshall and Harry (Herschal 4 Nov 1890 – 22 Oct 1964) of this city, one sister Rose (Mrs. N. P. Wood), Gary, S. D. a brother, David of Galesburg, Ill. One brother, Frank, and a sister Theresa (Mrs. Prouty) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

YOUNGS, Nellie marriage  31 Dec 1913

Dr. Frank H. Kennedy and Miss Nellie Youngs were quietly married at the M. E. Parsonage, By Rev. Willmarth. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Youngs of Greenwood. She is a graduate of the high school, since which time her services have been rendered at the Big store. The groom was a resident of this city a number of years ago. Since that time he has graduated from one of the leading medical school of this country. He came to Greenwood two years ago and has since enjoyed a good practice in medicine.The Doctor and Mrs. Kennedy have gone to housekeeping in the apartments over the Farmers and Merchants Bank.

Kennedy, Nellie M. nee YOUNGS (28 Mar 1888 - 1926)

This entire community was grieved to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. F. H. Kennedy at Iron Ridge, Wis. Mrs. Kennedy had been ill but a short time with bronchial pneumonia. Nellie Maud Youngs was born at White Mound, Sauk Co, Wis., Mar. 28, 1888. She was the daughter of George William and Alice Ann Youngs of Clinton, Wis. She spent here early days in Sauk Co and later moved to Greenwood with her parents, residing on a farm just south of the city. On Dec. 31st, 1913 she was united in marriage to Dr. Frank H. Kennedy. They resided here for several years and then moved to Withee where they lived for about a year. From Withee they moved to Iron Ridge, where they purchased a drug store and where the doctor enjoys a splendid practice. To them was born one son, Stuart, who is now eleven years old. She is survived by her husband Dr. F. H. Kennedy, one son, Stuart, her father and mother of Clinton, Wis., and two brothers, Marshal of Greenwood and Herschel of Clinton. The body was brought here from Iron Ridge and the funeral was held from the M.E. Church. At the cemetery the local Eastern Star Lodge took charge of the remains and burial was made with their ceremony of ritual for the dead.

Kennedy, Stuart (20 April 1915 - 11 Aug 1937)

Word has been received here of the death of Stuart Kennedy, 21 year old son of Dr. and Mrs. F. H. Kennedy, Waterloo, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Young of this city, with whom he made his home at intervals during the past 11 years. The boy died Aug. 11, 1937, at the Wisconsin General Hospital at Madison, where he had been a patient the past three months. Funeral services were held at the Greenwood Reformed Church, and burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery. Stuart was born in this city (Greenwood) on April 20, 1916. Since the death of his mother 11 years ago, he made his home here with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Young, a part of the time. He attended both Greenwood and Waterloo schools, graduating from a high school in the latter city several years ago. He spent two years after his graduation in this city, and last fall he entered a beauty culture school in Milwaukee, where he was a student at the time he became ill. Surviving besides his father, step-mother, and grandparents are two uncles, Herschel and Marshall Young, both of Greenwood.

YOUNGS, Marshall A. (30 July 1885 - 9 Oct 1965)

Marshall A. Youngs, 80, Greenwood, died Oct. 9, 1965, at the Havenet Nursing Home in Owen, where he had been a patient for the past 2 years. Services were conducted at the Hill Funeral Home in Greenwood, pastor of Grace Methodist Church officiated, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Youngs was born July 30, 1885, and had lived in the Greenwood area until going to the nursing home. He had never married.

ZELL family, Warner township

1895 census, head of family: Fred Zell 2 male, 2 female

1905 #22 Zill, Fred Head W M 43 M Germany Germany Farmer 12 O M F  Louise Wife W F 45 M Germany Germany House Keeper  Elizabeth Daughter W F 13 S Minnesota Germany  Willie Son W M 9 S Wisconsin Germany                

1906 sec 31 residence F. Zell

1905 Neillsville, Clark Co., WI Land Records Instrument: 93264 Satisfaction of Mortgage

Grantee: Zell, Fred Grantor: Henry Bruengger Volume: 33 Page: 318

ZELL, Frederick W. (26 Sept 1861-19 Aug 1932)

Frederick William Zell was born in Damnitz, Germany, Sept 26, 1861. In the year 1880 he was united in marriage with Louise Bussian. Some yeas later they came to this country. Three children were born to this union. On Dec 29 1917, his wife preceded him in death. Mr. Zell passed away Aug 19 1932, the cause of his death being cancer of the stomach. He had reached the age of 70 years, 10 months and 23 days. Those who remain to mourn his death are two sons and one daughter, Ferdinand at Swan River, Canada; William and Elizabeth (Mrs. Otto Wehrman) of the Town of Warner. For many years Mr. Zell owned and operated a farm 3 miles west of Greenwood and was well known throughout this vicinity. Funeral services were held from the West Side Immanuel Church. The body was laid to rest in the West Side Cemetery.

ZELL, Louise nee Bussian or Wolhaupt? (1859 - 31 Dec 1917)

Mrs. Fred Zell died at Mendota Dec 31 1917 after an illness of short duration. She was the wife of Fred Zell residing on the West Side. The funeral was held at the West Side Church Jan 3 1918. (U.C.C. East cemetery records = B. 1859 d. 3 Jan 1917, married 1880, parents Anna & Johan Wolhaupt.) 

"...Much later, Zell and Dazen (should be "Desens") , neighbors, who lived three and one-half miles west of town, quarreled and fought; Dazen with a knife, with which he cut Zell in the face, on the hands and wrists. They were both seriously injured and were brought to the North Side Hotel, then operated by Gene Cummings. Both were put into the same room where they could glare at each other. By the doctor's orders they were to be kept in bed, but Dazen got up and started for home and the next -morning was found dead, just outside his own yard...." The Hub of Clark County (1853 - 1934)

The latest victim of careless handling of guns is Herman Desens, a man about thirty years of age who lived with his father across from Fred Zell's place west of town (Greenwood, Clark Co). Friday evening, Oct. 18, 1901 as the two were about to leave the clearing where they had been working, the young man went after his shot gun, which he had left nearby standing against a log. He seized the gun by the muzzle and drew it toward him, and in doing so the hammer cocked, discharging the load of one barrel into his breast. The father hearing the shot, looked up, but noticing his son standing thought nothing of the shot and stooped to his work, when he heard his son give an exclamation and saw him start for the house. The man only went a few yards when he dropped to the ground dead. The funeral occurred at the cemetery on the West Side Sunday afternoon. Deceased, with his father, came to Greenwood about two years ago and have lived together on their small clearing.

Death index and UCC East cemetery index: John Desens 1 July 1833 – 16 July 1907; Herman Desens 1871 - 15 Oct 1901; Henry Desens died 18 Oct 1901, no cemetery info on Henry.

ZELL, Elizabeth marriage 15 Feb 1910

Mr. Otto Wehrman and Miss Elizabeth Zell (25 June 1891- 24 Dec 1935) took their friends greatly by surprise on Feb. 15, 1910, when they were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock by the Rev. Otto Saewert, who performed a pretty and very impressive ceremony at the home of the groom's father, Mr. Wm. Wehrman. The wedding was a very quiet one, just the immediate relatives being present. The bride and groom were both born and raised near Greenwood. The groom will work his father's farm three miles west of town.

ZELL, Helen L. nee Cleveland (25 May 1902 - 10 Jan 1994)

Helen Lois Zell, 91, Greenwood, died Jan 10 1994, at Neillsville Memorial Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Helen Lois Cleveland was born on May 25 1902, in Symco, Waupaca Co, to George and Ardella (nee Dilley) Cleveland. She graduated from Greenwood High School and Eau Claire Normal School. She married Alfred Gemmeke on Nov 24 1921 in Spencer. He preceded her in death. She taught school in the Spencer area for three years. She married William Zell (25 Sept 1895 – 23 Feb 1971) on May 2 1928 in Neillsville. After their marriage they moved to the Zell family farm west of Greenwood where she farmed with her husband until his death in February of 1971. She moved into Greenwood and resided there until entering the nursing home in September of 1990. Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Gemmeke (Buford) Wilding, Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by both husbands, her parents, one sister, and three brothers.

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