This is an original copy of The Frick System news letter - Vol. 30, No.2 dated Oct.-Nov., 1958. This particular volume featured my Great Grandfather and my Grandfather.
Paragraph one starts out:
"One of the first refrigerating engineers in Michigan was John Weidenfeller, Sr.,(my great-grandfather) who installed a Wolf compressor in the Keuster Brewery in Grand Rapids in 1888. Mr. Weidenfeller was active in the refrigeration industry until his death in 1929.
His son, John Weidenfeller, (my grandfather)was sent to Western State University in Kalamazoo to become a teacher, but his natural bent guided him into refrigeration engineering....
Grandpa John working the phones!
My father tells the story of driving a truck similar to this one at just 16 years old from Grand Rapids, MI to the Frick Company in Pennsylvania for supplies. Things were different back then....