Fritz Wetterauer immigrated from Germany when he was 19 years old. He was a butcher by trade and worked in a wholesale slaughterhouse. On the side, he did on-site slaughtering. He would go to the farm, harvest the animals and hang them in the barn to chill. Fritz would go back later, cut the carcass into steaks and roasts, and grind the trim for ground meat, His wife, Mathilda would go along to wrap and label it for their freezer. Sam and Fritz first met at Nelson Beef. They got together and built Raber Packing Company on Farmington Road, a custom slaughterhouse. People would pay the farmer for the animal, who would bring it to Rabers and the customers would take home the frozen meat neatly wrapped and labeled in white freezer paper. A great convenience!