30.13.4
Print, Photographic
1917 Approximate
Wilhelmina Proechel. Material: paper. Size: 5" x 7". Description: black and white photo of Wilhelmina Proechel, commonly known as "Mutti" (Grandma) Proechel, seated in a parlor probably on the occasion of her 100th birthday; a large cake with many candles is shown on a table beside her, a Western Union telegram is displayed next to the cake as well as several vases filled with 100 carnations from the Kemper Greenhouse in Waseca.
This Waseca County woman was known as "Grandma" or "Mutti" Proechel, Mrs. Johan (John) Proechel, born Wilhelmina Fruch in Hermansdorf, Germany in 1817. Out of eleven children born to the Proechels, six died in Germany. The five remaining children in the United States were Mrs. Charles Monthey, Sam Proechel, Ernest Proechel, William Proechel and Fred Proechel.