Bob told us he only had 10 minutes to share his life's story, and wow, did he pick some good stories to share!
Bob was the first son of Herman and Caroline (Platte) Trierweiler; he was born in 1923. He graduated from Westphalia High School in 1941 and then went to work at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI. And then the war started...
Bob served in the European War Zone with the 3816 Quartermaster Gasoline Supply Company. You'll have to read his story below to find out more about his time at war.
So, look back at our 2018 Cemetery Walk with Bob's talk. He went from Ford Motor Company to WWII to Postmaster of Westphalia.
Read his story by clicking the button below.
Leo Aldalbert Bauer. Born and raised in German community in Wisconsin, but prompted to Michigan to help with his brother, Alfred's, creamery business.
By 1914, with business waning, Alfred and Leo began Bauer Brothers, Contractors and Builders of Circular Cement Silos. This is probably how you know (or have heard of) Leo Bauer.
The first silo built by the Bauer brothers was for Ferdinand Martin on Hanses Road in 1914 and the last was built for Leon Spitzley in 1975.
Read his FULL story by clicking the button below.
This is our last recap of past Cemetery Walks (if we've been accurate in our records). While many of us current citizens think first of the Bohr house that sat by the old junk yard and has been since torn down, there is more history to their story. It took three of them to really tell their story right: Joseph, William (Tinner) and Katherine. The Bohrs arrived in the US in September 1842; they too were encouraged by the letters of Johann Fuchs, Nick Pohl and Johann Lehmann. From a millinery store to building the old church, the Bohrs have a rich history in our town.
You'll find more of their story by clicking on the button below (we apologize for the poor quality of the text).
In 2016, Sergeant Martin John Rademacher joined us to tell the story of his 19 years of life. In those years, he delivered milk, worked for Ed Witgen, played baseball and eventually made his way to Europe, where he was a B24 Liberator tail gunner during World War II. He was part of 26 missions before dying for his country.
Read about his story by clicking the link below.