Leslie & Margaret Willett of O'Day, Wis.

Contributed by: Margaret Fauerbach; Donated by Chris Barney

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Grandmother Falls-Wisconsin River -- Near O'Day, Wis.

"I think this is priceless! Note the O'Day postal cancellation (on the back of this picture) on October 25, 1910! -- an the 1 cent stamp. This is my grandmother's handwriting and was written to one of her daughters." -- Margaret Fauerbach, granddaughter


"This is the road from Merrill to Tomahawk! O'Day was just north of Grandfather Dam & several miles south of Grandmother Dam. The house is hidden by trees on the right, tavern and farm buildings on the left." About 1915 -- Margaret Fauerbach.


"Looking north to O'Day - my grandfather at left working in hay field. The store (tavern) and farm buildings are in the center (river at left) and the house is across the roads at right." About 1915 - - Margaret Fauerbach, granddaughter


"This is the way the "haying" was done. My grandfather (in hat) with hire man on the wagon."-- Margaret Fauerbach, granddaughter


"This ancient log cabin on the river bank just south of the Grandmother Dam was occupied by Pat O'Neil when my grandparents moved to Grandfather Falls." --- Margaret Fauerbach - granddaughter

"Leslie Willet in front of his tavern building in 1940. Note Leidiger beer sign. This building replaced original general store building which burned in about 1913." -- Mrs. Walter T. Fauerbach, granddaughter.

"I think this was my grandfather's first car, about 1916." --Margaret Fauerbach, granddaughter

"This picture of the old home was taken in 1940."-- Margaret Fauerbach, granddaughter


(back of bell postcard)

Postcard Reads:


Miss Julia Sigmund

1505 Matthew St.

Merrill, Wis.


Dear Julia,

I am well and hope you are the same. I got your postal a long time ago but forgot to answer. I wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Answer soon.


Bernice Lee

O’Day, Wis.


Postmarked: O'Day, Wis - Jan. 6, 1911

Additional Information:

O'Day, Wis.

O'Day Letter

Bio: Willett, Leslie H. (History - b 1862)


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