Site says…. “River Boat Trader at Leist Landing, Photos, Candy, Cigars, The Corn Doctor Bemer. Fred Oakes said he made spending money by trapping raccoons and selling the pelts to these traders. Postcard shows he was B. B. Bemer. Fred Oakes said Bemer was educated and had one arm, man on left then is Bemer. Bemer was a good friend of Dave Ward. They helped each other build boats and repair motors.
Houseboat at Leist Landing. This is the same boat with no signs that is pictured above. Note woman in center. She might be Mrs. Bemer Large catfish hanging from the corner of front boat, chickens on the deck on on boat and pigs on the other. On the Little Sunflower River.”
ShantyboatLiving.com editor says, “I found more info on a Bremer family in Mississippi. They appear to be black. A site said:
Willie Mae Bemer in the 1940 Census
|Age||8, born abt 1932|
|Home in 1940||
|Daughter||Willie Mae Bemer||8|
B.B. Bremer could have been Bras Bemer and his wife Willie. Possible.
Originally posted 2016-05-02 18:49:56.