In his years with THE SAGINAW NEWS, a
newspaper serving Saginaw County and 15 other counties,
he did travel features covering areas from New York to
California as well as covering news events in
feature reporting on Bethlehem, Jerusalem and other Holy
Land locations also aired on radio.
German roots, Wilhelm's family began settling in the
Frankenmuth area in 1852 and later throughout
Saginaw County. Part
of the family also settled in New York and Wisconsin.
mother's family came from Ireland, some living in the
Colonies from before the American Revolution, later
coming to Michigan where a great-great grandfather
formed the first band in the Flint, Michigan area and
provided patriotic music during the Civil War.
Frankenmuth Tours provides those visiting the area
with an understanding of the people, the heritage, and
the love of God, and of the beauty of Gods's creation.
recommend seeing Frankenmuth both by day and by night.
Day is a must, but so is night, especially with
lighted Christmas decorations 365 days a year.
Frankenmuth is a community to be enjoyed over and
over again. From
classic car shows and antique fire engine parades to the
Bavarian Festival, Oktoberfest and Snowfest, with snow
sculptures and ice carving, there is so much to see and
forget to see the work of the woodcarvers and the murals
on the buildings.