Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Old Grocery Firm Makes Last Stand

Special to The News

Rockdale, Texas, Oct. 12. -- After a life of fifty years the Noack Grocery Company will operate for the last time Saturday.

The business was purchased this week by T.A. and M.D. Weems, owners of Howell's Grocery and Market.

The Weems brothers will moves their store to the new location when remodeling of the building has been completed.

The Noack Grocery Company was started by the late Andrew Noack, who came to America at age of nine. He came to Rockdale in 1899 on horseback from Winchester with but 50¢ in his pocket. He soon found work, and by thrift and good management within a short time opened a bottling works. The next year he opened a small grocery store with $99 capital.

The business later was operated by a son, Eddie Noack, and a son-in-law, H.L. Fieseler, who sold to the Weems brothers.

Both Fieseler and Noack have farm interest and cattle and will operate these and other interests individually.

Dallas Morning News
October 13, 1951

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