Monday, March 11, 2013

A Walk through Wagner History

Posted by Sarah

We are very lucky to have Beth Willwerth as a friend of the farm. She has spent countless hours researching the history of the Wagner Family.  This is not an easy task since there wasn't a lot of information left behind.  Staff from both Wagner and the Grove had the opportunity to pick Beth's brain as she took us on a tour through the lives of this farm family.  Beth started the day with a PowerPoint breaking down all the family trees, photos, etc.  We then visited the family grave sites at St. Joesph's Church and St. Mary's Cemetery.  We ended the day at the Glenview History Center where their wonderful volunteers provided lots of Wagner gems for us to look through.  Thank you to Beth  and the history center for an informative and fun day!