10. A photo of
St. Mary's Church when it still had two steeples, one from the sanctuary and first part of the
church and the larger one that was added when the rest of the church was completed.(You can easily
see the damage to the glass negative on this photo preserved digitally by Bob.)
11. A current colored aerial view
of Wien and the surrounding area taken from the south west. Rumor has
it that Bob took this from his army surplus helicoptor--but maybe not.
On the far right of the photo is the Schumacher home and out buildings,
St. Mary's Church and it it's left, the old school building, now called
Share 'N Care. The large body of water is Cletus Steffes' Lake.
William Becker's Empire auto pulling up to
Schumacher's store. In the car are _____ Becker at the wheel, and ___
in the back seat.
13. William Becker and his two sons,
little blond-headed William, and Anthony (Tony) standing at the
north door to the Schumacher store. Workers are thought to be Rudolph
Nelson, and Joseph Schumacher with the boots.
14. A group of guys in Bill Long's shed.
Are any of YOUR relatives here?
15. Joseph J. Schumacher and his two
oldest children, Florence on the seat, and Robert on his knee. The
Schumacher store is in the background.
16. Threshing operation
17. Joseph and Frances Meinhardt Schumacher
with _______, children, and dog named Sport.
18. Showing off the horse. The owner of the horse is
thought to be Joseph Meinhardt, and the barn is one built by the
Carl Meinhardt family on what is now the Edna Clark home. Lightning
struck and burned down the barn which was built in 1904, and replaced
19. Funeral procession
through the field to the Wien cemetery.
The road in the foreground is Highway 129. The route taken through the field was planned when the cemetery was laid out to be
exactly the length needed
to say the five decades of the rosary.
20. View from the top! Grandpa John Meinhardt shows the
viewpoint of a rooftop carpenter.
21. Threshing with the old steam engine
(possibly Schiltz and Meinhardt's)The steam engine is in the foreground at the right. Horse
drawn wagons brought water to the steam engine to keep it going.