The above photo shows the interior of the Mueller Store which was located along the bluff in Wittenberg. This photo was taken sometime around 1930. Joseph Mueller had run this store for many years, but he had died in 1920. A photo of Joseph Mueller can be seen hanging on the wall in the upper right in this photo. A previous blog post was done about Joseph and his family……Yet Another Mueller Question.
Three of the men in the back are Harlan Mueller, Tilden Kieninger, and Gilbert Roth. I do not know which ones they are. Maybe you can help identify them. There are also four other men in the back who are unidentified. The two men in the front are William Kieninger on the left and Rev. R.J. Deye on the right.
We are about to start school around here. I look at this photo and see evidence that they may be having their version of a back-to-school sale.
The photo below shows the exterior of the Mueller Store. It can be seen behind the old chimney of the flour mill. The Mueller house is shown on the left.
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