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Ellington-Somers History: Who Are These People?

Test your knowledge of Ellington and Somers history with this photo from the archives of the historical societies.

Who are these people? 

Here's a hint, they are from Somers. 

If you think you know the answer, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next week, along with a new historical photo.

The image has been provided by the Somers Historical Society.

Last week's question was "Where Was This Photo Taken?" and there were several guesses. It is Homer's Store on the corner of Main and Maple streets in Somersville. 

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According to Images of America: Somers, from the Somers Historical Society:

"Homer's Store stood on the corner of Main and Maple Streets in Somersville. In this 1913 picture, two delivery wagons are shown. Employee Frank Connell drives the one in the rear, accompanied by his son bucky. In the basement of this building was an ice-cream manufactory, which used ice that was cut from the millpond and stored in an icehouse on the property. George Homer came to Somersville with the Keeneys and rented 63 Maple Street as a residence. George's wife was sister to the wives of Lafayette and George Keeney. George bought the large corner lot from Dorothy Spencer and built the store in 1901."

joe January 29, 2013 at 11:54 AM
george and emmy scheisel
R Bruch January 29, 2013 at 12:17 PM
I agree - the Schiessls. - he was a school crossing guard for the Kibbe Fuller School years ago; they also ran the Somers Inn Restaurant.
Wolfgang A. Schiessl January 29, 2013 at 04:02 PM
This couple are my parents George and Emmy Schiessl. The picture was taken at the Cedar Knob Golf Club the evening George was honored by the Somers Lion's Club as Citizen of the Year. They also ran the Old Homestead Inn, now known as the Somers Inn, with Alponse and Hilda Joerg for many years. One of George's favorite jobs was school crossing guard at Battle Street. Wolfgang Schiessl
Barbara A. Anderson January 29, 2013 at 04:24 PM
George and Emma Schiessl. Somers in and crossing guard for Kibbe full Always had candy for the kids on Fridays I believe.
Patricia Broer January 29, 2013 at 06:33 PM
What a wonderful couple, George and Emmy Schiessl! The favorite dessert at the Old Homestead Inn was RUUUUUUM Cake as only George could say it!! Pat and Hank Broer
Debbie Schiessl Kuhman January 30, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Yes I know them, they were my Oma and Opa. They lived on Main Street in Somers. They also owned the Old Homestead Inn with my Great Aunt Hilda. I have very fond memories growing up. I miss them very much.

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