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Watertown Bus Line

Mel's Bus Service




07 26       “One day last week when it was desperate hot – just sizzled — there was not a bus at the St. Paul depot at the time of the arrival of the 12:44 passenger train and those who came had to walk to their homes or the homes of their friends. “  


Emil Behl, proprietor of the Commercial ’Bus Line says that this statement is not true, as his ‘bus line meets all regular trains.  On Saturday there was a special train at 12:10 p.m., on which several passengers arrived, but that was not known in time for the ‘bus driver to make it.  Mr. Behl says if those who make the statements will inform him in what time special trains are due here he will meet them as well as all regular trains.   WLeader


The ‘Bus Driver



07 25       Emil Behl Killed.  Emil Behl, proprietor of the Watertown Bus Line, was instantly killed Thursday morning by the interurban car which reaches this city from Milwaukee at 11 o'clock, while he and William Reibolt, clerk at the New Commercial Hotel, were crossing the interurban railway tracks at the Ixonia crossing, seven miles east of this city.   WG



Melvin Max Wolf, 79, died March 17, 2000.  He was born November 8, 1920, on Tivoli Island, the son of Max and Mary (Rose) Wolf.  He married Rosalie Irene Beaudoin on October 5, 1943, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown.  He worked as owner and operator of Mel's Bus Service and the Watertown City Bus Lines.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Watertown, the American Legion #189, the Watertown Elk's Club and Moose Lodge and was a former member of the Watertown Lion's Club.  He served in the United States Army Air Corps and was a 1938 graduate of the Watertown High School.




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