My mother is from New Ulm. Her maiden name is Beverly Ann Kuester. Her parents were William and Ann Elizabeth (Hacker) Kuester. I know grandma was from St. George area and in the Hacker family.
I seem to recall some connection from her to Lorraine Potter, and the name Minnie Kuester is also very familiar. We've been trying to connect them to others on both sides of the Kuester and Hacker families. I know they both had family members in and around the New Ulm area.
Grandpa (b 1894) passed away in 1972, grandma (b 1904) passed away in 1992. They owned a small tavern (lived above it) that was between the old Farmers & Merchants Bank, and I believe the phone company. It is now a small office. Later they built a nice rambler style house at 16 S. Franklin.
As kids, we literally grew up in New Ulm. I spent almost two years living with my grandma to help her out and I also bartended at the Holiday Inn.