The Moellenberg Home in 1940

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     In the 1940 Census, John Moellenberg and his family lived in a two-family flat in the Carondelet neighborhood of St. Louis, MO.  John Moellenberg was my stepfather Ernest C. Diaz’s grandfather.  Moellenberg’s first wife Adele died in 1904.  Now a widower with three children, John Moellenberg married Wilhemina Lansing in 1905.  They had a daughter Johanna in 1907.  At

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The Ellis Family and the Garment Industry

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     In St. Louis, MO, the garment industry played an important role in the local economy from the early 1900s to the 1970s.  In the 1970s, overseas factories began to take the work once performed Downtown.  During the 1920s, the garment district encompassed fifteen blocks of Washington Avenue.  Buyers used to walk the fifteen blocks during certain times of

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