Smith, Mariam / The history of Omro
Early residents of village and town homes, p. 296
296 In 1887 another pioneer family, Julius Lenz and his wife Ernestine Bauers Lenz purchased the farm that has since borne their name. Mr. and Mrs. Lenz were both born in Germany. Mrs. tenz came to America with her parents when she was ten years old. Because of the Civil War the voyage was greatly prolonged. To Ernestine and her sisters it seemed endless. West Bloomfield, Wisconsin was the destin- ation of the Bauers family; and here Ernestine spent her childhood. Julius Lenz was the son of a German shepherd. As a boy he helped tend his father's flocks. After serving several years in the German Army, he came to America and settled in Oshkosh where he met and wed Ernestine Bauers. Mr. and Mrs. Lenz spent the first fourteen years of their married life in Oshkosh. They belonged to a group of substantial German- American citizens who had much to do with the development of the South Side. The German Club of which they were members was composed of a number of families who met regularly in a social capacity, in order that they might enjoy with their children the friendships that had been of long standing. It was their custom to rent a hall and there dance, or play games, or sing the good old German songs they had known from childhood. In 1887, Mr. and Mrs. Lenz moved to the farm east of Omro, where they lived the remainder of their lives. EARL.-- R!DES NTS OF ViLLAGE AND -TO NHOMES. Howe home -east of Onro, brick house where Paul M1iller lives. Towd - on K where ,cSchooler farm is located. Olin - near Omro cemetery. Sennett Pingry later the Percy King farm. Ha far:- E ileen and Ruben Palechek. Eliel ,)ueston f.r- adjoiinig village cemetery on the south (1886) uane fills farm east of 0mro on Fox River, just before Preacher's Bend. .is father was William, mother eas Emily, sisters, -Irs.J Petty (Ie. Cady's gra dmother), MIrs.Alma ,cCord, and brother Dr. Harry: M:VTills, of Antigo. After retiring to Omro southwest corner of Jackson and Huron streets he did saw filing, etc. Hollister home - now 411 S. Webster Archie Race - 429 5. Webster. Helen +Sawyer -s.e. corner B. HuronadMdsn GeoShafer - Adams St. west side. Geo Drww - C has Retzlaff 3192 Jackson Ave. Aaron Tice - brick house on S. Harrison. Luthera Adams - 735 S. Webster Ave. Hira;m-+e-bstex+ - S. Webster James ...shar~p - 83'7 5. Webster. Frank Keefe - former Dr. Doll home. Dr. Gibbs - 1108 S. Webster Ave.
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