This is the wedding dinner for Fred Tollef Walter and Wanda
Jaeger, held at the Jaeger Cafe 15 December 1924. In the far background
from left to right, starting with the little girl in white: Edith
Pauline Jaeger (Baker), Fred Tollef Walter, Wanda Frances Jaeger, Ernest
"Papa" Jaeger, Wanda "Mama" Jaeger, Olga Bryan Jaeger (Bridges).
Fred and Wanda Walter were my mother's parents (she was Dora Wanda
Walter Brandt). Edith and Olga were sisters of the bride. Presumably
somewhere in this shot are her brothers, Fred and Henry "Heinie",
probably too young to attend were Alma (Barker) and Ernest, Jr.
I'm not sure of the address of the restaurant at the time of this photo,
I know the family restaurant was originally located "near the old Polk
Canning Company", then was moved to "a small building across the street
from the early site of the State Bank of Haines City on Ingraham
Avenue.. on the site of the former Van Buren Hotel, which had not yet
been built", and finally moved into a "large and modern restaurant on
Ingraham Avenue at the north end of Sixth Street."
Following the photo is a copy of the newspaper write up of the wedding,
which identifies the restaurant as the "Highland Cafe". But it also
misidentifies the best man, John Walters, as the groom's brother. Fred
had no brothers, his father was John T., but he had died years before
the marriage. The Marriage Certificate is witnessed by "J.D. Walters,
Jr.", which leads me to believe I have no idea who he was. Also, by
this time my family had dropped the "s", they were Walter, not Walters
(maybe this was done to avoid confusion with this other "Walters"
family?). But it also gives some other names of people who may, or may
not have joined in the dinner.
see news clipping pg-2
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