In Memory of our Pioneer Settlers


Thomas E. Kubiaczyk, of 715 Lincoln Street, Antigo, dies at the age of 73 on December 18, 1951.
A retired railroad engineer, died last night at 8:30 pm at his home, after an illness of two months.
Mr. Kubiaczyk had worked for the Chicago and North Western railway for 55 years, retiring in April, 1947. He began his railroad career in 1892 and started running engines in 1902. He was one of the oldest members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Born in Poland, September 16, 1873, Mr. Kubiaczyk came to Antigo at the age of 14 and had lived here since. He was married in 1902 to Matilda Wessberger at Menasha. She died in 1926 and in 1928 at Milwaukee he married Hattie May, who survives him. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Helen Feil of Antigo, and Mrs. Olive Grunwald of Milwaukee; two sons, Eugene of Milwaukee and Thomas of Denver, Colorado; a brother James, of Antigo; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Buriel will be in Antigo Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Anton Bolle County Resident Many Years, Dies
Mrs. Augusta Bolle, 82, long time resident of Langlade county, died at 10:30 pm yesterday, September 22, 1951, at the home of her son, Otto Bolle, 903 Langlade Road, Antigo. She had been ill only a short time.
Mrs. Bolle was born February 23, 1869, at Achtenberg, Germany, and came to the United States in 1888 with her parents, to settle on a farm in the town of Neva.
In May, 1891, she was married to Anton Bolle. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
The Bolles lived in the town of Neva until Mr. Bolle retired from his farm in 1919. They lived in Deerbrook until two years ago when they came to make their home in Antigo with their son.
The Bolles were charter members of St. Matthew's Lutheran church of Deerbrook, Mrs. Bolle was an honorary member of St. Matthew's Ladies Aid.
Nine children survive. She also leaves two sisters, a brother, and 30 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Burial will be in Antigo.

Mrs. Nathanial Bryant Died Today, September 20, 1951
Mrs. Nathanial (Flora Zahn) Bryant, 77, of 707 Sixth Avenue, died at her home early this morning after a long illness.
A resident of Antigo, for 73 years, Mrs. Bryant came here as a child from Glenbula, her birthplace. She at one time belonged to the G.A.R. auxiliary and Equitable Reserve association. She was a member of the Congretational church. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, one son, two brothers, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Burial will be in the Antigo cemetery.

William Alft, 70, Markton Resort Owner, Dies September 14, 1951.
William Alft, 70, Langlade county pioneer and Markton resort owner was once chairman of county board, died this morning at the Langlade County Memorial hospital. He had been in failing health for several years.
Mr. Alft was a former chairman of the county board of supervisors on which he served from April 1910 to March, 1928, and again Mrom May, 1930 to November, 1948. He was active on its forestry committee. He also held the offices of town treasurer and town chairman of the town of Wolf River for a number of years.
His resort, Alft's Log Cabin Inn is located just north of the Menominee Indian reservation and is believed to be the oldest resort in that part of the country. In earlier days, its site was called "the log cabins" and was a stopping place for lumbermen who came up from Shawano to the camps along the Wo;f River. Mr. Alft was known as a friend of all fishermen and hunters. He was a member of the Holy Name society.
Born July 19, 1881, at Clintonville, Mr. Alft was married to Mary Jagla on October 28, 1903, at St. Hyacinth's Catholic church in Antigo.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, all of Milwaukee; and four sons.
Burial will be in St. James Catholic Church in White Lake.