Louis Emil Alewel (September 16, 1878 - February 19, 1955) was educated at Bethany Parochial School of the Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church. He also attended Jones Commercial College and the City Embalming School. He married Olivia Emily Elizabeth Beckmann on October 25, 1911. They had two daughters, Louise and Norma. As an undertaker, he operated an establishment in St. Louis, Mo., in partnership with his father. After the death of his father in 1943, he became a salesman for the bakers' and confectioners' supply company operated by his father-in-law, W.E. Beckmann. Alewel was also a great lover of music. In 1925, he published the lyrics to "The Tale Of A Tail" and "Fox Trot Song", with music by H. Dallmayer. In 1944, he published the lyrics to "Me And Lindy Lu", with music by his wife. Alewel also wrote both the music and lyrics to "Where Our Country's Longest Rivers Flow Away", published in 1945, and "So 'Tis Writ", in 1946. In 1953, he wrote "The Destiny Of Our Country, a patriotic song.
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