Some Historical Munzer Information

William Munzer and his wife (I never knew her name) were my Mom’s parents. Henceforth, I will refer to them and Grandpop or Grandmom Munzer. It is my understanding that they immigrated from Germany and I am assuming that there children were all born in the United States. As best that I know, the children’s names were Immaculata (Aunt Lat and perhaps the oldest), Frank, Joe, Paul, Helen and Rosemary (my Mom and the youngest). There was also another son that died when he was a youth and I do not know his name. I am only aware of him because when we lived on “O” Street there was an oil painting stored in the basement and when I asked Mom who it was that is what she told me. Click the thumbnail to open the full picture and then use your browser’s back button to return to this page.


I am aware that Grandpop Munzer owned a hardware store and it is pictured on the left. It was located at 4313 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia which is approximately one mile WNW of the Philadelphia Zoo. I would assume that they lived in this area. The hardware store is pictured to the immediate left and it is a photocopy of the original image. It was probably passed on to Mom from Aunt Lat. This picture probably dates back to the late 1920s since I was told the business went under due to The Great Depression.


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