From the Chippewa Falls Daily Independent, January 4, 1891. Johanna Hogan Powers was a daughter of Patrick and Johanna Hogan:

Mrs. Michael Powers, of West Grand Ave., died last evening. She was an estimable lady and leaves several children, among them Mrs. Jas. Lavalle and Mrs. Thos. Morris, both of this city.

From the same page: "In Switzerland, it is said, they will pay higher wages to a milkmaid who can sing to the cows than to one who can not. This is done on the principle that bad treatment of a cow injuriously affects her milk."