Clark County Wisconsin
Property (Businesses, Factories, etc.)

Transcribed by Marla Zwakman unless otherwise noted


Abbotsford - Denney & Olson Store (1898)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 30 June 1898

A Handsome Store
* The writer took a look through the new store of Denney & Olson, at Abbotsford, last week, and must confess, that for the size, there is not a more handsome or convenient store on the line. The main store is 30x50 feet with a good cellar the same size, and a warehouse on the north side 18x50 feet, on a good stone foundation, and the whole sheeted and roofed with steel. In the store the ceiling is 20 feet high. There is the usual shelving on both sides and above that is an 8 foot balcony, hung from the collar beams by strong iron rods, and with railing around the front edge. On this balcony is the clothing and gents’ furnishing departments, on one side, and the crockery and notion department on the other. In the rear of the store is a neat office back of which is the stairway leading to the balcony. The furnishings of the store are all finished in cherry stain and the counter tops are of ash, all making a very pretty effect. It is a handsome store and is well deserved by the owners. Success to them say we.


Brown & Hunt (1881)
Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (1881) page 247

BROWN & HUNT, general merchandise, Greenwood. These gentlemen have been associated in business since 1876. The business, as a grocery, was formerly owned by Mr. J. Brown. He was born near Nurdorls Glasswork, Norway, July 10, 1824; came to America, and to Greenwood in 1874; sold a half of the business to Mr. Hunt. H. W. Hunt was born in Grant Co., Wis., Nov. 5, 1852. During his majority, he has been engaged at different callings; having learned the milling business, he tried that. He then went into the drug-store line; afterward taught school in Monroe Co., Wis. This was in the Winter of 1874-75. He then came here in 1876, and bought in with Mr. John Brown. In 1873, he married Miss Mary Joscelin, of Columbia Co., Wis. They have two children, Clarence N., and the infant, not yet named. Mr. H. is now Notary Public. He belongs to the M. E. Church, and is a member of the Temple of Honor, and the Good Templars.


Cherokee – Roselawn Cheese Factory (1930)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 17 Apr. 1930

C. Rasmussen Sells Factory
* Charles Rasmussen has sold his cheese factory to Ray Berg. The Rasmussen’s came to this section sixteen years ago and built a factory and living quarters two miles south from Cherokee. The factory is known as the Roselawn Cheese Factory and the building and grounds are the best equipped and most beautiful in this section. During the past number of years, this factory has won, for its owner, high awards in the state-wide factory beautification contests and has been written up in many of the state papers. The factory was one of the first in the Cherokee district to join the Federation after the warehouse was built at Abbotsford and has continued to send its cheese there ever since. It is stated that Mr. Berg will continue making the cheese for the Federation. Although Mr. Berg is not so well known in this section he comes very highly recommended. Mrs. Berg was formerly Miss Mary Sazama and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sazama. Mr. Berg will take possession May first when the present owners will move to Colby, where they expect to make their home for a time.


Miltimore Brothers (1881)
Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (1881) page 251

MILTIMORE BROTHERS, general merchandise, Dorchester, was first established in 1876, by D. O. Miltimore; afterwards it was Miltimore & Eastwood, and, in 1878, the firm name became what it now
is, doing a business of $25,000 per year. John A. Miltimore was born in Canada, Oct. 5, 1849, came West and entered business with his brother in 1878. In December, 1880, he married Miss Mary A. Chushing, of Portage. B. G. Miltimore was born in Canada, near the Vermont line, Dec. 21, 1852, where he staid till the family moved to Waushara Co., Wis., and, in 1870, went to New York and attended commercial school at Lodi, then clerked for S. O. Root, of the same place. He came to Dorchester in 1878, with his brother. He bought out D. O. Miltimore & Eastwood, and is now Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Notary Public and Postmaster. His father was a soldier, and died in 1876, and the mother died in 1855, in Waushara Co., Wis.


Unity – Pettet’s Hall (1901)
Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 17 Oct. 1901

* While at Unity, recently, we were shown through Pettet’s Hall, a fine place for dances, entertainments or any amusements. The entire structure is 32x82 feet, has a seating or dancing floor of 32x62 feet, and a stage 12x32. In the front there is an entry way 8x10 to the left of which is a ticket office and refreshment stand and to the right is a hat and cloak room, over these is a gallery 8x32 feet. The hall is substantially built, on a good stone foundation and will comfortably seat five hundred people. If Colby had as enterprising a citizen, with the necessary funds, as Mr. Pettet, we too might have a good amusement hall. We congratulate that village on its good fortune.


Worden - Hillside Cheese Factory 60 Years Ago (1923)
Source: Scrapbook of Clarabelle Foster - Contributed by Mary Burton -May 25, 1923

Hillside Cheese Factory in the town of Worden was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon. The entire plant was wiped out entailing a loss of about $7,000. The management of this factory was Ernie Holderman. We understand that the plant will be immediately rebuilt.


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