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Stratford centennial

Stratford area people,   pp. 166-184

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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
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
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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