Here’s a great shot of some the area’s pioneers toasting with a glass of beer — along with an Italian who has his jug of wine.
Pat Van Eaton describes the folks: “The boy on the far left kneeling in front of man with beard is Ernest Boettcher,my grandfather. The man behind him is Carl Boettcher my great grandfather.
“The man in center with white beard is Henry Lutkens and the small girls in front are Wachmans. All of these people are related. Taken near Elbe in the 1890’s.”
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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