Cuba City Creamery

Cuba City's centennial history, written in 1975, has a short paragraph on the Cuba City Creamery:

"According to the 'oldest residents' the first creamery here was started by R. A. Wilson & Co. in the early '90s. It was later leased to the Elgin Creamery Co. and later changed hands a number of times, with a Mr. Chandler and Fred Maso operating it in turn before Henry Ipsen took it over in 1919. He operated it until retiring and it has since been carried on by his sons, Hank and Paul." 

A quick Google search turns up some old directories and reports, like this one from the Wisconsin Dairy and Food Commission in 1905. It lists the Cuba City Creamery's manager at the time, R. B. Lucky, and records the names of local dairy farmers using the creamery. 

Fun Fact: Before there was the Cuba City Creamery, there was the Cuba City Butter and Cheese Co., according to an 1896 directory.


  1. Thank you for the post, Abbey. I am reasonably sure that farmers Geo. Carr and J.F. Carr listed are my Great Great Uncles. George Miller Carr and John F. Carr were both in their mid 20s at this time, and both farmed in Benton, Lafayette County.

  2. That's great! Thanks for the message.


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