Welcome to Rob's Genealogy
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I put this video together for use at Wimpy’s Day (September 19, 2015) at Centenary Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.

My father, Freeman Lewis, owned Wimpy’s Drive-In and Grocery store from 1942 to 1973 along with his parents, Fred and Ethel Lewis and brothers Frank and Bill.

We broke out the secret Wimpyburger recipe to sell Wimpyburgers as a fundraiser for the church.
Wimpy’s had a major impact on the community. Hundreds of high school and college students were employed by Wimpy’s over it’s 31 year existence. Ten former employees came to the event and visited with the Lewis family.

We served about 1,000 Wimpyburgers during the 3 hour event. Wimpy’s may have served 400 on a very busy day.

We had excellent coverage of the event:

Fred Lynch Blog with the SE Missourian

SE Missourian Photo Gallery

Ford Phillips, a former employee, wrote this Letter to the Editor.

Ken Steinhoff’s Gape Girardeau History and Photos Blog

Also see on this website:

History of Wimpys, the Lewis family business 1942 - 1973 in Cape Girardeau.

My Family Lines:
The Lewis Side

My paternal lines known immigration North Carolina, to Tennessee, to Madison and Iron Counties, Missouri.

The Regenhardt Side

My maternal lines from Switzerland and Germany to the city of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Also from Ireland and Scotland to Pennsylvania to North Carolina to Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

Ancestors and Relatives
Of Interest: