Joe Martin's story depicts nothing but love - for music, for family, for working, for farming, his faith - all things Westphalia. Here are some quick details. But read his whole story by clicking the button.
2 years - How long between when Joseph began playing the organ at home and when he became the full time organist at St. Mary.
12 men - The number of men it took to carry the pulpit from the burning St. Mary's church in 1959.
53 years - How long Joe was the organist at St. Mary.
50 + years - His involvement in many musical pursuits in Westphalia, from the trombone to the Glee Club.
64 1/2 years - How long he and the love of his life, Pauline Thelen, were married.
95 - The number of fruit trees on the Martin farm.
On a much warmer day in September, Anthony Arens joined us to tell his story (and share his moonshine).
As we prepare for the upcoming military exhibit at the historical society, we'd like to revisit the 2015 Cemetery Walk veteran Anthony Arens, who fought in the Civil War as one of the 137 Westphalians to participate.
His father and mother were some of the first settlers to Westphalia, so kick back and learn a little about their journey, as well.
Click on the button above to read our look back at Anthony Arens.