Watkins Community Tours

Contributed by Shelly (Noah) Holm

In the mid 1900's the Watkins Company sponsored tours to their Winona, MN plant for customers living in Greenwood and the surrounding area.  Below is one of those tour groups for which we are attempting to identify the participants.  If you can help, please contact us.



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1940 [1 unknown date]  [2, 7 May]  [3, 16 Jul]  [4, 20 Aug]  [5, 21 Aug1941  [1, 20 Aug1958  [1, unknown date]


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1.  Arno Miller

21.  Marianna (Mrs. Emil) Noah

2.  Otto Fravert

22.  Merc Liebzeit

3.  Albert Liebzeit

23.  Lena Kuester

4.  Rev. Paul Franzmeier

24.  Clara Liebzeit

5.  Bill Toburen

25.  Mrs. Schlinsog

6.  Theodore Kippenhan

26.  Olga Reineking

7.  Ted Braun


8.  Ed Steiger

28.  Anna Rossman


29.  Leona Albert?

10. Roy Rossman

30.  Watkins' Representative

11. Art Humke (or George Humke)

31.  Laura Humke


32.  Mrs. Kippenhan

13. Ed Kippenhan  (or Harry Leibzeit)


14. Mrs. Bill Toburen


15. Ella Steiger


16. Emma Braun

**The above Photo is dated, 1940.

17. Otto Reineking


18. Bill Schlinsog


19. Carol Brumbaugh


20. Leona Kippenhan



Many thanks to Duane Horn, Nancy Mosely, Jane Braun, Shelly (Noah) Holm, Bernie Liebzeit, Fern Kuester, Jeanette Horn, Alice Braun, Jean (Wessel) Rolstad, Irv & Shirley Humke, and Everett & Mary Humke and Don Wells for making the identifications on this photo.



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