James Werner Family Genealogy

Jim Werner

The First Date
Jim Werner and Mary Louise Steinberger, August 1938

Mary Lou's friend and co-worker at Blocks, Marie Whitlow, asked her to double-date with her and her boyfriend and his friend. Mary Lou accepted and then had second thoughts. Her mother, Bertha, told her that she should keep her word and go, so she did. They went to Raceway Park and watched Jim and Marie's boyfriend play softball and then they had a picnic. After that, Jim helped her work a crossword puzzle, (photo above) which she always loved to do. A few days later he drove to her house on North Delaware and asked her if she would like to drive his new car. She loved that and enjoyed his easy-going attitude and they began dating, fell in love and married.

Jim and Mary Lou, at the house where she grew up on N. Delaware

June 17, 1939 James Louis Werner and Mary Louise Steinberger are married. The group photo was taken on the steps of Mary Louise's mother's house. Mary Louise's mother made the dresses. Her daughter, Helen Volk, now has this wedding dress.
Back row: AJ Werner, Mary Louise, Jim, Bertha "Tiny" Steinberger
 Front row: Bud Morley, Anna Werner Sherman, Norma Zapp, Charlie Sherman

James and Mary Lou Werner 1954

Jeannie, Mary Lou, Helen, Theresa,
John, Margie, Jim, Annie,
Chris, Joe, Mike

Jim Werner in front of his truck and on boat at Lake Freeman

Jim Werner photo from newspaper: Buying shoes for school

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