A social notice. The social activities of area citizens - visits, gatherings, anniversaries and special trips were much anticipated reading by newspaper subscribers across the state . This excerpt is from the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Dec 13, 1928. Henry and Edward Gein, Wisconsin's answer to Cain and Abel pay a social call.. The brothers from Big Roche-a-Cri in rural Plainfield would be in their mid 20's. It was probably a pleasant visit. The shocking revelations of November, 1957 are still far in the future.