HEWITT (1913)

Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens (1913) written by Louis Marchetti, page 576 ---Transcribed by Marla Zwakman


Hewitt was set off from the town of Harrison in 1894 and had its first town election in the spring of 1895, which resulted in the election of Henry McLean as chairman.

It was very sparsely settled at the time and little timber cut except the pine. A spur track of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad runs into that town from the city of Merrill, running nearly straight east from Merrill and then south through sections 3, 10, and I5.in this town. The object of this spur track is to haul the hemlock and other timber there in profusion to the mills at Wausau and Merrill.

Although farming is of recent origin, there is a creamery located in this town getting enough of a supply to make butter during the whole season.

One saw mill, owned by August Radant, does a large amount of custom sawing.

There are five schoolhouses in as many districts.

One Evangelical Lutheran church was built seven or eight years ago, the minister in charge of the congregation coming to visit his flock regularly from Aniwa, Langlade county.


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