Excerpt from The Muelders in New Berlin by Evelyn Muelder
The prominence of the Muelder family in the New Berlin area can be illustrated by newspaper accounts of the wedding of Irma Muelder to Edgar Weyel in September of 1917. The ceremony and reception were held in the Muelder home, with 200 guests in attendance. Piano, violin, and clarinet played the wedding march as the bride entered the room, wearing a diamond lavilier, a gift from the groom. Toasts were offered by local dignitaries, including Mr. L. Kuehler, Reverend Freuh, and Judge Williams. The Marion Brass Band played during the reception, and Edgar Zuehl drove the newlyweds to San Antonio in his new Buick for their honeymoon. After their honeymoon, the couple took up residence in the Muelder home. Irma helped her parents with the business while her husband Edgar commuted to Marion where he had a car dealership. Two children were born to them in the house, Marjorie and Rodger.