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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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