Pope, Amelia Irene Johnson (ed.) / Centennial history, Township of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin : souvenir booklet, 1848-1948
Springdale 1848-1948: organize group to complete town history, pp. 5-168 PDF (45.3 MB)
knowledge of human nature. In his practical dealings with men, he had gathered a wealth of knowledge in many fields of human interest. He was an expert in word painting. He was a conversationalist of no mean measure. He was also an artist in drawing and paint- ing. He was a keen business man and a wise financier. He was a man of even temper and temperate in all things. He was a man who loved hard work and practiced strict economy in all things. Mrs. Kleven has truly been a helpmate to him. She has created the home atmosphere that had made them such a happy couple all these years. I said that you had to study him in order to learn to know him. He was not cut after a common pattern. He was a self-made man. He hated sham and unreality. He loved the things of the inner man-the soul. He was unconventional, detested glamour and show. He believed in the worth of the individual rather than in the things he possessed. He had a philosophy of life that was un(lerstood best by those who had themselves gone through the university of hard knocks. Such congenial souls won his friend- ship, tQothem he was a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Blessed be his memory. Rev. Otto Mostrom. Klevenville Postmistress, 52 Years on Job, Retires After 52 years as a servant of Uncle Sam, Mrs. Inger Swen- son now is a -lady of leisure." That is if vou overlook her duties as a country storekeeper. You see, Mrs. Swenson went on the retired list of the United States postal department just a month ago Saturday after having served as assistant postmaster for 25 years in this little crossroads commun itv. She quit because she had reached the retirement age of 70 years. Had it not been for that she probably still would be serv- ing the post office patrons of this hamlet and of neighboring com- mnunities of Pine Bluff and Riley. Mrs. Swenson retired as postmistress here Dec. 31, 1941, and for the first time in 52 vears the Klevenville post office is in a new location. Mrs. Peter tRiphahn now is the acting postmistress and the postoffice is temporarily located in her home just a few steps south of Mrs. Swenson's store. Now on a government pension, Mrs. Sw enson is occupying herself with her general store in which the post office was located. Just as her father, Iver Kleven, and her husband, George, she ran her store in connection with the post office.
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