Clontarf / Clantorf Post Office
In 1867 Patrick Carr was appointed Postmaster of the Clontorf Post Office, and kept that post until 1883, when Riley Post Office took over the service of the area.
Note: the position of "Clantorf P.O." on the 1873 map (shown at the upper right) is in a misleading; according to the "Appointment of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971", the Clontorf Post Office was located in Carr's store, at the southeast corner of PD and J (identified as "Store" on the map, just west of the blacksmith shop).
Patrick Carr owned a dry goods store in that location. He and his wife, Eliza, had nine children, including Joseph, James, Patrick, Bernard, Eliza, John, Francis, Anthony and Mary. By 1890, Patrick's oldest son, Joseph, had taken over the business. The family moved out of the building sometime in the 1890s.
According to the Wisconsin Post Office Handbook, revised edition No. 3, Frank Moertl, 1999, the name spelled "Clontarf" came from Clontarf County Dublin Ireland.
In both the Dept. of Interior, US Geological Survey Bulletin No. 310, 1905-1906, and Legislative Manual Wisconsin (Blue Book) 1869, it was spelled Clontorf. The spelling appears to have changed to Clantorf and stayed as such until it closed in 1883.
8183 County Rd. PD, near the junction of
County Rd. PD and J
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