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Schempf’s Drug

203 Main Street

 

Drug store items in chap on dry goods store to be moved to this file

 

1895

05 29       CYMMRODORION CLUB

Three members of the Cymmrodorion Club, Robert Jones, John Schempf and Gus Exner, made a trip on foot to Johnson Creek Sunday morning, returning in the evening.  While there they were very presently entertained at Assemblyman H. C. Christians’ home.

 

The chief function of the Cymmrodorions are pedestrianism and money-saving, and their adaptability regarding these accomplishments is a matter of much personal pride.  Their most recent feat in line, however, totally eclipses all previous efforts (according to their own say), but their friends are somewhat skeptical in the matter, being inclined to think that the stealing of a ride on a farmer's lumber wagon helped them reaching their destination.  It is not so hard to believe Messrs. Schempf and Exner capable of this task in the walking line, but when we gaze upon "Bob" Jones’ 240 pounds of avoirdupois carried under 5 feet 7 inches of stature, our inclinations are skeptical.  Mr. Schempf is ready, nevertheless, to back his friend Jones as a walker against any other fellow of equal size.

 

We understand the Cymmrodorions will continue to walk.   Cross Reference note:  The Cymmrodorions    

 

1899

10 17       DRUG STORE OPENED

No doubt one of the neatest and most attractive places of business in Southern Wisconsin is the new drug store at 203 Main Street conducted by John W. Schempf and Henry L. Schulz, two enterprising young men well up in their profession and thoroughly competent.  The store was opened to the public Thursday last and enjoyed a most auspicious beginning, many patrons calling and giving it their unqualified approval.  The furniture and fixtures are very handsome and tasty.   WR

 

1901

   1901 Fire Insurance Map, 200 block E Main, compared to 1909.

 

11 22       Turner Opera House was well filled with people Thursday evening of last week to witness the entertainment given by the Watertown Dramatic Club, and the Amateur Musical Club, assisted in vocal numbers by Miss Lula Bertram, and Wm. Sproesser. Edw. L. Schempf directed the musical part of the program in his customary efficient manner.  The music furnished was high-class and was most excellently rendered. The singing of Miss Bertram and Mr. Sproesser was very much appreciated, both responding to enthusiastic encores.  Miss Lydia Pease accompanied the former, and the latter was accompanied by his wife.

 

“Mr. Bob,” presented by the Watertown Dramatic Club is a very funny little comedy and in every detail was perfectly portrayed. Mrs. W. J. Lee as Patty, was very clever indeed, and came in for a good share of the applause of the evening.  John Chapman, as Jenkins, with whom Patty was in love, provided a capital actor; and John W. Schempf, as Phillip Rayson, was placed in so many ludicrous predicaments that he furnished no small amount of the amusement of the evening.  The whole affair was excellently carried out, and about $135 was realized.   WG

 

1906

09 14       JOHN W. SCHEMPF SELLS DRUG STORE

John W. Schempf has disposed of his interest in the Schempf Drug Co. to W. G. Atwell, of Colby, who has already taken charge of the business.  Mr. Schempf has been closely confined in his business for the past seven years and he found that it is necessary for him to take a vacation for the benefit of his health, and he knew of no better way of doing so, than to dispose of his business and be relieved of all cares.  He intends taking a trip to Boston, and Atlanta, Georgia, and other places in the east and south.  He will be absent from the city for about two months, and at the end of that time may decide to engage in business again, but outside this city.  Our people regret his move, so far as it takes him out of the business life of this place, for he was looked up to as one of Watertown’s most enterprising and popular young business men, and all wish him success wherever he may locate.  His successor, W. G. Atwell, comes to our city well recommended — being a first-class druggist and possessing an interesting and progressive spirit.  Our people welcome himself and wife to our city, and all trust that they will find Watertown a pleasant and profitable place to reside.    WG

 

--  ­­            JOHN SCHEMPF WITH APPLETON DRUG STORE

John Schempf formerly of the Schempf Drug Co Watertown but now connected with the Kamps Sackstedter Drug Co of Appleton has returned from a trip through the east and finds that his health is improving.  He has taken up active work with the Kamps Sackstedter Co at Appleton.  1906:  The Northwestern Druggist: A Progressive Journal for Retail Druggists, Volume 8.

 

1909

--  ­­            WATERTOWN REXALL STORE, 1909, on WI HISTORICAL SITE:  

 

1912

02 08       EMIL SPEER, a brother of Mrs. JOHN SCHEMPF

Watertown Gazette, 02 08 1912

Emil V. Speer, a former resident of Watertown, died at Salt Lake City, Utah, last week.  He was a brother of Mrs. John Schempf, Mrs. Wm. Schimmel and Mrs. Pauline Goeldner of this city.  His remains arrived here on Monday and were taken to the home of John Schempf, 803 Clyman Street, from where the funeral was held to Oak Hill cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.  He was 58 years of age and is survived by two children.

 

c.1913

Main, E, 203, Schempf & Schulz

  <<< Jan 2002 Chamber calendar has picture of soda fountain.

 

    < upper portion same as WHS_002_PC_379 >     Exterior view; interior view.  John Schempf and Harry Huth

 

1921

The Black and Red, 03 19 1921

 

 

Main, E, 203, Schempf Drug Store, interurban tracks being laid, 1908

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RR/Interurban

 

Schempf’s Rexall Drug Store, 203 E Main, Company E parading, 1917

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