Although George and Lillian Guese were not relatives, they were absolutely part of the family. They were my grandparent's best friends (Charles George and Blanche Foertmeyer), as well as my grandfather's drug store manager and later the owner. George arrived in Cincinnati, from Germany, in 1888. He and Lillian married in 1896 in Hamilton County, Ohio. To them was born in 1897, Hilda, who unfortunately passed away in 1899. They had a second daughter, Lilly, in 1907 who lived until 1978. Lilly first married Francis Charles Riester and in 1936 or 1937 settled in at 1050 Parkson Place right next door to her parents, George and Lillian Guese. In 1950, Francis died of a coronary thrombosis. Next she married Lawrence Otto Barwald, continuing to live at 1050 Parkson Place in Price Hill. Lilly passed in 1978 and was put to rest in Walnut Hills Cemetery, next to her first husband and in close proximity to her parents. Lawrence Barwald is buried in Valparaiso, Indiana. There were no children born of either of these two marriages that I am aware of. There is more about all this below.
Lillian and George Guese
Behind the Counter
1045 Parkson Place, Price Hill
The Guese Home from 1911 until Lillian's death in 1970.
Francis & Lillian Riester 1936 - 1950
Lawrence & Lillian Riester Barwald 195x - 1978
Interior of Foertmeyer Pharmacy
Exterior of Foertmeyer Pharmacy
"Trouble in River City"
My dad (Charles H. Foertmeyer MD) taking a pic of George
outside the store
Hilda Guese Birth
Hilda_Guese Death at 1yr. 9mos. - intestinal catarrh
George, Lilly, and Hilda Guese
Lilly Guese's Mother
[Joseph Mahler was her father]
Still looking for his grave
Johanah Hull, Lilly's Aunt, Barbara's Twin
Lilly's Younger Brother
Walnut Hills Cemetery
3117 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Lillian Guese Riester Barwald
1907 - 1978
Francis Charles Riester
Lillians First Husband
1906 - 1950
Lawrence Barwald and his first of four wives, Edna Achterberg.
Earl Lawrence Buttles, second Of Edna Achterberg husbands.
Lillian Guese and daughter, Lillian Riester Barwald
Francis Riester and Lillian Guese Riester