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Rietbrock centennial
(1880-1980)

Town of Rietbrock's oldest resident in 1980,   p. 85


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Youngest Resident of
Town of Rietbrock
Karen, the youngest citizen of the Town of
Rietbrock was born at Wausau Hospital Center at
Wausau, Wisconsin on November 12, 1979. She is the
daughter of Kenneth and Kathy (Langer) Lang. They
moved to Poniatowski in June, 1975, from Wausau.
Ken is an electrician for Murray Machinery Co.
in Wausau.
Karen has a sister Kristine, who is six years old
and attends kindergarten at Edgar Public School,
and a brother Carl, who will be four years old in
March.
Town of Rietbrock's
Oldest Resident in
1980
Mrs. Frank Belter (Mary Brodziski) was born in
Poland in the year of 1884. She came to this country
with her parents when she was six years of age.
Mary married Frank Belter in 1902. Their first
home was on the former Skoczynski farm (now
owned by Sylvester Lipinski, Jr.) where they resided
for one and one-half years. Their next move was to
the Village of Athens. After ten years there, they
purchased their farm south of Athens. Although Frank
passed away in 1948, Mary still resides at the farm
she has called home for the past sixty-five years.
Their children were as follows: Martha (Matysik)
deceased, Bernard, John, dec., Joseph, Edward,
George (Killed in World War II, 1943), Ervin, Leo,
Frank, Irene (Machewicz) and Bernice (Jankowski).
Mary is a member of the American Legion Auxillary
of Athens and has been a Gold Star Mother in the
Town of Rietbrock for the past thirty-six years.
Longest- Married
Couple in The Town
of Rietbrock
Congratulations to Robert and Dorothy (Schueller)
Gantner for reaching their 63rd wedding anniver-
sary on November 27, 1979.
Mr. Gantner was born in Belguim, Wisconsin, and
came to work in Rib Falls in his young days. Dorothy
was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and also came
to Rib Falls area in her young days. They were
married in St. John's Catholic Church in Edgar,
Wisconsin, on November 27, 1916.
They have lived in the Town of Rietbrock ever
since their marriage. They once lived on a tract of
land now owned by Charles Rauen, by Otto Gust,
and on Edward Gesicki farm before buying a tract of
land in Section 10, Township 29-N, Range 4-E.
This farm is about one and one-half miles northwest
of Poniatowski, and this is where they still live.
While they farmed here, Dorothy still found time to
work at the Edgar basket factory for many years.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gantner
Ten children blessed this marriage-five sons and
five daughters. They     are: Alphonse (deceased),
Lawrence, Joseph, Wilfred, Claude, Germaine
(Guralski), Caroline (Witucki), Lucille (Rausch), Mary
Jane (Frieders), and Frances (Brodziski).
Robert enjoys gardening and fishing while Dorothy
also helps with the gardening and does sewing for
her children and grandchildren.
From all the residents of Rietbrock, we wish you
many more anniversaries.


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