Long before people traveled to Lansing and Grand Rapids, Westphalians bought their goods in town at local businesses such as the Snitgen Store. Surely you've noticed the signage on the east wall of the building at four corners? Did you know they sometimes even delivered? What convenience!
Since the store closed, it has seen many owners and many purposes, but do you know why there is mismatched brick on the east wall? Do you know how the store came to be? Click on the button above to read Joseph Snitgen's story. He had many roles in Westphalia, along with beginning a business that served generations. He's a prime example of the Westphalia work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit that we're so rich in. This made Joseph another perfect person for our first Cemetery Walk.