Jan. q, 1877, continued
The settlers hereabouts have sown fall wheat. Most of us will be busy with
lambs this winter. Our two school houses have been completed and will be ready
for the school marms in spring. The German Evangelical Church has organized a
society here and have occasional preaching. They have got a burying ground and
if we only had a doctor the town would soon have its fill. It is very strange to
me that so many men and families will stay in the cities and villages and barely
make a living when they can get 160 acres of land for almost nothing with almost
a certainty of future independence. Come and see. Come and breathe the pure air
of northern Wisconsin and drink some of our pure spring water, and you will
never sigh for the pent up air and filth laden water of the city.
April 6, 1878
Yesterday was town meeting day and it passed very quietly in this town, the
number of votes polled was 22, 3 voters staying at home. The sugar season is
over and it was short and sweet. The feathered songsters have come and the
mosquito occasionally presents his bill for an atom of blood. Mr. Louis SUERING
has taken unto himself a better half and we wish them joy. The following are our
town officers: T.W. BROWNELL, chairman, Ed. SUERING & John KRUSE,
supervisors; Alex GRIGNON, town clerk; Ed. YAKEL, treasurer, Louis SUERING,
Assessor"A. GRIGNON & T.W. BROWNELL, Justices of the Peace, Louis SUERING
& Chas. SCHROEDER, Constables.
If you expect to hear from this remote part of the county very often, you are
doomed to be disappointed, in fact, items of interesting news are very scarce
among such a steady, industrious class of people as we have in this It is so
very healthy that there is no sickness or deaths to chronicle, and owing to the
entire absence of ardent spirits there is no quarreling or fighting. The 4th of
July was enjoyed at a picnic party at the GRIGNON residence on the banks of
Pecore lake. The table fairly groaned with eatables. Teams were hitched up and
went out to the Indian settlement where we found them having a dance. They
welcomed us in a beautiful little speech by Thomas LA BELLE. We spent a short
time there and then returned to GRIGNONts where the night was spent tripping the
light fantastic toe – Mr. Edwin GRIGNON furnishing the music. Mr. SARGENT is in
town putting in elm lots. Mr. VAUGHN of Menasha has been up making improvements.
Martin SCHUTTPELZ had a narrow escape from death while helping Herman YAKEL
raise a log barn. He fell from a corner of the building about 12 feet to the
ground, but luckily escaped with slight injuries.
November 16, 1878
The summer has passed and the harvest is ended, and yet we are not all rich,
but doing well. The harvest of small grain was universally good. Hi POLAR’s
threshing machine threshed a thousand bushels of grain, and some was threshed
with a flail. Our town has increased the year past by 29 persons, 15 by
immigration and 14 by birth, and still there is plenty of room for all. Election
day passed quietly, 20 votes polled, 6 not voting.
ago and was buried at Belle Plaine. Mr. Ed SUERING’s house caught fire one day
last week while he was absent from home, but his wife managed to keep in under
control until help came. It burned a hole in the roof. We thought the time for
making pr:esents was passed but we learn that Mrs. L. SUERING presented her
husband with a thousand doliar baby boy one day last week.