circa 1914

Back Row (Left to Right):
Louis Frederick Barkmeier, Ella Mary (Barkmeier) Morgan
 and Rose Frederika (Barkmeier) Alldritt Lilly

Front Row (Left to Right):
Helena "Lea" Cecelia Barkmeier and Walter Henry Barkmeier


Left to Right:
 Louis, Vincent, Walter and Raymond
circa 1940


Louis and Lucile

Photo taken in front of Louis's parents home
in Exeter, Nebraska

circa 1940s


Louis and Lucile residence in Exeter, Nebraska
circa 1940s

Peoples Grocery
circa 1936

Louis (front left in photo) and Lucile began in the grocery business in Exeter, Nebraska in 1928 when they purchased the Peoples Grocery from Lee and Ida Harold. They operated this grocery store until 1945 and then bought the Ziska building in Exeter. After moving to the new location, they added dry goods stock and wearing apparel and operated this business as Barkmeier's Store until 1968. Gail and Barbara (Barkmeier) Heffelfinger purchased the business and continued to operate Barkmeier's Store until a wind storm caused severe damage that resulted in the store closing in July 1993.

(Louis's brother, Raymond Barkmeier, is pictured in the back of the store in the middle.)


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Peoples Grocery
Exeter, Nebraska

Barkmeier's Store
Exeter, Nebraska



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