Meet the Schwartz Family:
Yesterday and Today

The son of immigrant parents, Joe Schwarz, purchaed the Meeme Inn from Peter DeGrott in 1909.  His wife Minnie and their three children moved in and really made it their own. 

The typical rate was around $1 a day which included supper, lodging, breakfast and feed and stabling for a team of horses. The beautiful tavern was located on the first floor with the post office.  The second floor is where you’ll find the overnight rooms and a large beautiful ballroom. Voting also took place inside until the new poll house was constructed next door in 1900. Joseph Schwartz was also a carpenter and helped with the construction before he become the owner of the Inn.

The Meeme House Inn and its outbuildings will be restored to share the story of the Schwartz Family in 1915. 

 
 
Schwartz Family, circa 1915

Schwartz Family, circa 1915

 
 
The 1910 census gives clues to the Schwartz’s early beginnings at the Meeme House Inn. Joe and Minnie began their endeavor with 3 small children: Arlene (age 3), Gilbert (age 1), and Clarence (4 months). The family also enlisted the help of a servant, Anna Wasmer, Minnie’s sister.  

The 1910 census gives clues to the Schwartz’s early beginnings at the Meeme House Inn. Joe and Minnie began their endeavor with 3 small children: Arlene (age 3), Gilbert (age 1), and Clarence (4 months). The family also enlisted the help of a servant, Anna Wasmer, Minnie’s sister.