I don't have a picture of him scanned to share, yet. But Great Grampa Mateske, Edward Walter Mateske, died on this day, December 9th in 1959. That was 55 years ago. What caught my eye today is that he was only 60 years old. Wow! A young man.
Don't know a lot that I can share right now, but stay tuned. Better yet, come to Montello next summer and I will show you some of his handywork. Mmm - a teaser! Or ask Grampa Mateske. He'll tell you a few stories - right Amy?
Edward Walter was born in July of 1899 in Montello and spent his entire life there. He married Jennie Minnie Crown (Gramma Minnie) in May of 1927. The had three children: Grampa, Robert, Sr., Lyle Walter who died in 1934 (3 years old and another future story), and Mary Jane (Aunt Jane) who died in 1988.
I don't have a picture of him yet, but this is what Montello would have looked like when he was a boy
Enjoy and remember Great Grampa.