Monday, March 26, 2018
The Sunset Hills Historical Society (SHHS) will offer a heritage program that will feature Tim Wahlig, whose family belongs to a select group of founding fathers.
The meeting is open to the public on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7 PM at the Sunset Hills City Hall.
“What an honor to be among the few families who have had a continued presence in Sunset Hills for more than 150 years,” said Tim Wahlig. “We have records of German ancestors settling in this area from 1840.” While Gustav and his brother George were born in Missouri in the early 1860’s, their father Philip and grandfather Franz,came to St. Louis from Germany, arriving in 1840 by way of the port of New Orleans. They eventually settled on property on what is today West Watson Road. They owned the Wahlig Dairy Farm, as well as a neighboring Cattle Stock Farm. They joined a large group of German immigrants who farmed and prospered in this area.
During his research Tim Wahlig discovered documents of his ancestors who were in the Civil War, were founders of Rott School, as well as founders of the local Catholic Churches.
This will be a fun evening for anyone interested in genealogy, ancestry, and reminiscing about local history. This program of the Sunset Hills Historical Society will be at the:
Sunset Hills City Hall located at 3939 South Lindbergh Blvd.; St. Louis, MO 63127.
Mark your calendars for upcoming SHHS programs:
April 14 – Earth Day Festival in Sunset Hills
May 21 – Rachel Azzara: Sappington House Dig and Meramec River archaeology
June 25 – Ross Malone, author and Missouri historian, will include book-signing and sales
July 23 – Phil Denton – Route 66