In May 1997, Minna presented the 54 acre farm to the Missouri Department of Conservation as per her father’s request. On 45 acres of woodlands and 9 acres of grasslands, the state created the August G. Beckemeier Conservation Area which offers a hiking trail, viewing bench, picnic table, and a small parking lot. The Beckemeiers and Waldmanns are buried in the St. John’s United Church of Christ cemetery; however the Beckemeier name remains alive in Chesterfield.
August Beckemeier Family
Home was constructed about 1880. It had been in the August Beckemeier family since 1903. Minna donated it to MO. Dept. of Conservation in 1996. Home was demolished in Dec. 2006.
Waldmann, Minna interviewed by Arland Stemme and Jane Durrell, September 1992.