Stratford area people, pp. 166-184
Untiet Family Paul Untiet and Sandra Borman Untiet came to Stratford in 1988, Paul, the son of Norman and Viola Untiet, grew up on a farm in the Town of Cleveland. Sandra, the daughter of Carl and Verna Borman, grew up in rural Aniwa, Wisconsin. Paul is the4th generation to live in the Stratfordarea. Heinrich and Sophia (Schroer) Untiet came to the Town of Cleveland in 1894 from Ladbergen, Germany. Paul is a vocational rehabilitation teacher for the State of Wisconsin and works in Wausau. Sandra is an English teacher at Marshfield Senior High School. Clifford Wiesman Family Clifford and Dorothy Wiesman came to live in Stratford in the fall of 1936. They first lived in an upstairs apartment on 401 N. 3rd Ave. They moved to 721 N. 3rd Ave. in the spring of 1938 where Dorothy still lives. Clifford was employed by Stratford Farmers Co-op Produce Co. for 42 years in the feed department, then as a mechanic and a parts man for John Deere Machinery Dept. until his retirement. He was active as Stratford's Fire Chief; assistant fire chief; Stratford High School Music Band and Scouts. He never forgot his church. He was an active member as an officer in many organizations of Ebenezer United Church of Christ. His hobbies were gardening, playing cards, attending Senior Citizens meetings, bowling, and visits to their cottage near Tomahawk. He died Sept. 12, 1988. Dorothy taught school three years at Balsam School Southeast of Stratford before her marriage. She, too, was active in the High School music department and Scouts. She worked as Head Librarian in the Stratford Branch Library for 17 years. Dorothy also served as an officer and volunteer commit- tee worker of United Church of Christ where she still is an active member. She enjoys reading, knitting, crocheting, many other crafts and playing cards. She is an active member of Sunburst Youth Home Auxiliary of Neillsville, attends Senior Citizens meetings, and Cleveland Homemakers. Their three children are Dale, Theone, and Glen, all married. Eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, one step- great grandson. Dan Williams Family The Dan Williams family came to Stratford in the Fall of 1981 from Denver, Colorado when Dan took early retirement from the Farm Credit System. The family purchased the George Kroening Farm on Fairview Road and County M as their retirement home. This was the first time the property had been sold since it was homesteaded. Dan was not ready for retirement when he moved to Stratford. Dan's thirty-year career as one of the top high-risk credit and workout specialist with the Farm Credit System led to his forming the consulting firm Daniel Williams and Associates, Ltd. in 1981. Since then he has been involved as the key high-risk credit and workout specialists for six large- scale problem portfolios involving multimillion to multibil- lion dollar agricultural and commercial financial institutions across the country. This involvement required moving the family to Wash- ington, DC, Portland, Oregon and St. Louis Missouri over the past ten years. This past year the family decided not to move again. In March of 1990 a family business, Access Mobility, was started. Dan is assisting his wife with this venture. Access Mobility handles accessibility products and adaptive driving equipment for seniors and the physically challenged. Dan and Angela have five children: Benjamin, 21; Heather, 18; Patrick, 16; Amy, 15 and Paul, 12. The Williams are of Irish descent originally bearing the family name Bro- phy. The Brophy grandparents immigrated to America in the early 1900's and sometime thereafter Dan's father changed his name to Williams. It is believed his involvement with the Irish Republican army may have necessitated this change. Angela's family is of Anglo-Saxon descent. Angela's father, Peter Thayer-Wood is originally from England. Upon marrying Helen Stapler and coming to America, Peter changed his name to Wood. Peter's great grandfather was one of the first settlers from England to settle in New Zealand. His ship was one of the first four ships to arrive in New Zealand on 16 December 1850. Angela's great great grandfather settled what is now Christ Church, New Zealand. Angela's mother Helen is from the Stapler family. The Staplers are noted in historical records in medieval England as being wool merchants. One was the Lord Mayor of London. Stephen Stapler from whom Angela is directly descended came to America with his friend William Penn.
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