Photograph of the store at 620 Market Street, built 1871. On the balcony is Benjamin and Adelheit Ahrens, and on the street is Eduard and Adolph Ahrens. The store functioned as a grocery, saloon, and ice house.
Benjamin H. J. Ahrens (1844-1912) was born in Germany, and died in Wilmington. Adelheit (1851-1938), his wife, was also born in Germany. Their sons, Adolph (1881-1953),and Eduard (1876-1961), were born in Wilmington. The whole family is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
Grocery Stores; Immigrants--Germany
Cape Fearians Vertical Files, "Ahren's Store"
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