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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

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Fred R. Nebel Farm

Fred Nebel Farm Rt 1 c 1965If the mailbox is correct, these were taken on the Fred R. Nebel farm on Route 1 in Cape County. I think I shot them for The Jackson Pioneer in 1965, but the only way to find out would be to root through a big box of crumbling clips that make me sneeze and causes my skin to itch. To keep from doing that, I’ll reach out for some stories The Southeast Missourian did about Mr. Nebel.

Fred Nebel died July 21, 2010

Fred Nebel Farm Rt 1 c 1965July 23, 2010 – Missourian Obituary: Fred R. Nebel, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born July 9, 1915, in Gordonville, to Julius F. and Pauline Friedrich Nebel. He and Cordia Stueve were married Nov. 21, 1943, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau by the Rev. F.H. Meltzer. They had been married 63 years. She preceded him in death Dec. 18, 2006.

Fred was confirmed June 30, 1929, at Zion Lutheran Church by the Rev. Valentine Walther. He enjoyed playing cards at the Jackson Senior Center and bingo at Missouri Veterans Home, where he resided 2 1/2 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a voter, usher, served on the board of elders and was a member of the Men’s Club. He was a member of Jackson American Legion Post 158 and member of NARFE.

He worked for Marquette Cement plant 32 years, Army Corps of Engineers eight years, and farmed north of Cape Girardeau.

Nebel served with the Navy Seabees.

Survivors include a son, Steve Nebel and wife Connie of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Sharon Ann King of Overland, Mo., Vicki Rolf and husband Charles of St. Louis; a grandchild, Michael King and wife Holly; a great-grandchild, Madison King; a great-stepgrandchild, Caleb Codding; a sister, Anna Marie Daume; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Nebel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Calvin P. Nebel; infant sister, Irma Nebel; and granddaughter, Michele King.

Celebrates 60th Wedding Anniversary

Fred Nebel Farm Rt 1 c 1965December 7, 2003 – Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nebel of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Bella Italia Nov. 29. Hosts were their children and spouses, Sharon King, Vicki and Charles Rolf, all of St. Louis, and Steve and Connie Nebel of Cape Girardeau.

The couple was married Nov. 21, 1943, at Trinity Lutheran Church, by the Rev. Meltzer. Members of the wedding party included Calvin Nebel, Hildegard Leimbach Schilling, Nora Stueve Kasten, and the late Emily Leimbach Krause, Ervin and Norbert Stueve.

The Nebels have a grandson, Mike King, and a great-granddaughter, Madison King, both of St. Charles, Mo.

Oldest person at Friedrich Reunion

Fred Nebel Farm Rt 1 c 1965September 1, 2005, Community Digest – 52 in attendance at the Friedrich reunion. The Friedrich reunion was held at Delmonico’s in Jackson Aug. 21. Food and fellowship were enjoyed by 52 in attendance from Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Oak Ridge, Leopold and surrounding Missouri communities. Fred Nebel of Cape Girardeau, age 90, was honored as the oldest in attendance; Ashley Hillis of Tulin, Mo., age 7 months, was honored as the youngest in attendance; Paul and Maxine Friedrich of Jackson were honored as the biggest family with six children; traveling the furthest was Cherry Hinderberger of Columbia, Mo. Entertainment was provided by Hinderberger and Dennis Mayfield.

Recognized for his service

Fred Nebel Farm Rt 1 c 1965November 18, 2009 – The Missourian ran a photo of Fred Nebel, a veteran and resident of the Veteran’s Home receiving a card of thanks from one of the children of A Small World’s Kid’s Club.

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4 comments to Fred R. Nebel Farm

  • april

    Love the hats they all wore. My fave pic is the tractor with all of them around it…that’s a great one.

  • Terry Hopkins

    I remember the steam tractor being parked off the highway, but I cannot place the location. Looks like Mr. Nebel lived a full life.

  • Scott Medlock

    Fred worked with my father til his retirement… And his farm wasn’t too far (maybe 5 miles) from my Grandfather’s farm.

    These photos, Ken, were taken at a “thrashing” Fred did where all the neighbors, etc., showed up and helped. Demonstrated building the winter cover for cattle. The cows would hole up in winter in the threshed wheat and eat the building til when springtime hit, the hay was mostly gone.

    I remember being there for this one, but not alot of detail other than having to leave to take care of the cattle on Grandpa’s farm.

  • Keith Robinson

    Ken, that is Fred in the straw hat in pictures 1 and 2. Fred was a good friend of my dad’s (they both worked at Marquette) and Fred was a good friend of Troop 8. The Troop made a couple of trips to Nebel’s farm during cold weather for a winter overnight in the valley across the road from his house.

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