Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wednesday's Portrait: Jeckering Groceries
Today's Portrait: Jeckering Groceries, Flour & Feed
One of my distant cousins gave me this picture and I absolutely cherish it! I was beyond excited when I saw it and it will forever be one of my favorite family history pictures!
The reason I was so excited for this picture is because I've been researching my family tree for a long time. My 3rd great grandfather- Gerhard Jeckering (1829-1898) immigrated to America from Germany. He came to America as a carpenter but opened this grocery store- (I'm still researching what year the store opened). The only picture I ever had before this one was inside of the store from a newspaper. The building is no longer there- either it was torn down or it was destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood- I'm not sure which one. I never knew what it actually looked like. For some reason, I always pictured it A LOT smaller. Gerhard and his wife had 7 children. They all lived in the apartment above the store. I pictured it dark and cramped and pictured them poor- for some reason. I can see here that that wasn't a small apartment at all! It was fairly big! Good for them! :)
If anyone has any suggestions on how to find out what happened to the building, could you leave it in the comment section below? :) Thanks!