George Grimm & Anna Trausch Wedding Cake - 1907
Originally posted as September 2020 Mystery Photo
Our thanks to members Carol Walker & Thom Reed for the original identification!
George F Grimm married Anna Trausch on April 17, 1907.
Anna was born on April 3, 1882 in Peoria, IL and died on January 24, 1955.
George was born on October 3, 1881 in Washington IL and died on June 28, 1970 in Peoria.
He is buried in Saint Joseph's Cemetery in West Peoria.
A Peoria city directory lists both the
George Grimm residence and Grimm's Bakery
at 732 Howett Street in Peoria.
George owned Grimm's Bakery which explains such an elaborate cake!!
Photograph by Peoria photographer Frederick William Erler.
In October 2022, we received additional information from Mollee Ostrander Dagastino:
Your picture of the wedding cake for George Grimm & Anna Trausch was nice to see. They were my grandparents.
You posted that George is buried at St Joseph's Cemetery in West Peoria; Anna Trausch Grimm is buried right beside him.. She died in 1955.
My mother, their youngest daughter, Betty Grimm Ostrander is also buried there along with my father. I'm glad you posted this.