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May 28, 1965: Photographer Walter Aegerter died in Upshur County


Photographer Walter Aegerter (July 8, 1894-May 28, 1965) was born in Helvetia, Randolph County. He was the youngest son of Gottfried and Marianna Dubach Aegerter, who immigrated from Switzerland to Helvetia, in 1885. In addition to farming, Gottfried was an amateur photographer, an avocation he passed to Walter.

Gottfried and Walter took their hobby seriously, constructing a building on their farm that included both a studio, ...

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