Historical Images of Porter County

Helena (Anders) Reimer Field's Ice Cream Parlor and Confectionary
Wheeler, Indiana

Date: Circa 1920
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Unknown
Postmark: Not Applicable
Collection: Clarence and Helen (Reimer) Brown
Remark: Shown here is Helena Frances (Anders) Reimer Field at the Wheeler Ice Cream Parlor and Confectionary. Helena's first husband was Fredrich Reimer, who died in 1906 at the age of 38. Helena later married Robert L. Field. Helena was born April 29, 1871, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and died on March 14, 1953, in Wheeler, Porter County, Indiana.

The following newspaper item mentions the ice cream parlor in Wheeler and was published in The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, on August 18, 1936 [Volume 10, Section 3, Page 4]:
"At the present time there are three stores and an ice cream parlor. Wilbur's Grocery store was stated in 1919; however, in 1911 the building was built and used as a post office and telephone office. Later it was used as a printing office and store combined. It has been run by the Wilbur family since 1919. John Reimers owns the building at the present time. Our present ice cream parlor was established thirty years ago; however, it began thirty-seven years ago as a meat market and grocery store combined. Seven years later it became an ice cream parlor, but has been improved continually until the present time."

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