Another Cemetery Walk guest was Mathias Weber. Mathias was one of our early settlers and a Civil War Veteran. Mathias told us stories about his family and home, and of course his harrowing time as a POW at the dreaded Andersonville prisoner camp in Georgia.
From an immigrant seeking a better life, to a man who felt drawn to fight for his new country, Mathias Weber's story is one to admire. We hope you enjoy Mathias's story!
"Over the years, I administered to the young and old bringing new life into the world and seeing it leave, sharing the joys and sorrows of many families. There is a sense of pride in the community that I have wholeheartedly served for 43 years. My hope is that I will be long remembered for my many years of dedicated service as your faithful and loyal country doctor … Please pray for me and all of the good people of this wonderful community."
As promised, we will start posting some of the text from the Cemetery Walk presentations.
Dr. Bruno Cook was Hubbardston born, a graduate of Fowler High School, the University of Notre Dame, and of Wayne State Medical School. He began his practice in Westphalia in 1930, and worked and lived here the remainder of his life. Read through stories of his family, the depression, WWII, delivering babies in blizzards, and much more. Dr. Cook witnessed the high and lows in many our lives, and for that, we are grateful. To read more of Dr. Cook's story, CLICK on the button below.