Milton W. Wiesner 1917-2007 (E.J.’s great great uncle)

Milton was the older brother of E.J.’s direct ancestor Norbert “Nick” Wiesner.  This means that Milton Wiesner was the great great uncle of E.J. Wiesner.  The featured image above shows from left to right: Milt Wiesner, his sister Ella Wiesner, and his brother Nick Wiesner.

The 1920’s census shows that Milton’s father had been born in Wisconsin, while his mother had been born in Germany.

Milton was one of the youngest of 7 children.  His oldest sister, Ella Wiesner, was 14 years his senior having been born in 1903!  The twins, Clarence and Florence were born in 1906. Sister Anita had been born in 1910 and sister Adeline was born in 1912.  Milton then arrived in 1917 and E.J.’s direct ancestor Nick was born in 1920.

Milton’s Obit:

Milton W. Wiesner, 90, of Bellingham, Wash., formerly of Elroy, died on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at his residence. He was born on May 27, 1917, in Door County, to Jacob and Emma (Bork) Wiesner. Milt served in the United States Navy from 1942 – 1945 serving on the USS LST 197 as a Lieutenant. ( On April 8, 1943, Milton was united in marriage to Dorothy Ogilvie in New York City at the Riverside Church. Milt has lived in numerous destinations before settling in Elroy in 1975 where he was President of Midor, Ltd, Ridge Road Farms, Elroy Community Dairy, member of the Elroy United Methodist Church and the Elroy Rotary Club and very supportive of numerous civic projects. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Cheryl (Ronald) Wright of Bellingham, Wash., Susan (Steven) Schweikhardt of Ridgefield, Wash., and Pamela (Larry) Olbrich of Vancouver, Wash; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Elroy United Methodist Church with Reverend Steve Ward officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at the Elroy City Cemetery. The Picha Funeral Home, Elroy is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elroy United Methodist Church. Picha Funeral Home – Elroy, WI,

Midor Ltd.: This is taken from on 8/26/2013

Midor was established in 1976 by Milt and Dorothy Wiesner. Midor began as a brokerage firm for milk commodities used in the feed industry. A significant part of Midor’s customers were veal growers which led to Midor becoming a manufacturer of milk replacers for the veal industry. In 1993 the veal milk replacer and liquid veal feed business was sold to Alto Dairy Cooperative Today Midor is currently owned by Debra Parrish, and Judy Green. Midor has grown into a blending facility with two bagging lines, warehouses, bulk loading capacity, and an in house laboratory. Our products are shipped from coast to coast and our exports are growing each year. The customers we serve are some of the largest feed and pet food manufacturers in the world. Our ingredients or blends are sold to companies that make food for dogs, cats, pigs, cattle, fish, horses, sheep, and calves. Midor also adds value to products that are in distressed. We do this by sorting, grading, and grinding. We may be able to improve the texture, flowablity, and grade of distressed products. We are rapidly growing in our custom blending services. Repackaging in bags, tote, or bulk.

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Milton Wiesner 3 Dec 1951 Post Crescent Appeton, WI

2 thoughts on “Milton W. Wiesner 1917-2007 (E.J.’s great great uncle)

  1. Cheryl Wright

    My father was Milton Wiesner, brother of my “Uncle Nick”. He and Aunt Joyce would have me and my sister Sue in there home in Algoma as guests when we were children. We were happy to stay there and be shown the town by our cousins Sandy, Emmie and once in a while Gene. It was a highlight to visit the A&W which Joyce and Nick ran just north of town. I remember they had some pigs in the back that we would feed leftover ice cream sometimes. I also remember that Joyce and Nick had a small restaurant I believe it was in Sturgeon Bay called the Cherry Pit(I think), I believe Gene learned to cook eggs there from his mom. Gene was very kind and helpful when my dad was aging and needed some extra help. Dad was very fond of Gene and thought very highly of what he achieved in his life.



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