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.
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!