Author Derek Jensen

2019 – Google Street View of Bremen

If you’re not familiar with Google Street View, it is a feature of Google Maps that shows the view along roads and streets from the perspective of Google’s trucks that bristle with cameras. As the truck moves, it periodically takes… Continue Reading →

Old Lutheran Church renovation – open house March 8, 3 PM

This week, Historic Bremen purchased the old Lutheran Church on South Street known as The Gathering Place. The property had been owned and cared for by Kent Koontz since 2002. In addition, for the past 60 days, a volunteer group… Continue Reading →

Historic Bremen annual meeting

The annual meeting of the members of Historic Bremen will be on Thursday, January 23, at 6:30PM at the old Lutheran church on E South St. Refreshments will be served. The speaker will be Dale Borkholder, who grew up Amish… Continue Reading →

1903 – Organ destruction

Thanksgiving thru the years

Items from the Bremen Enquirer from the old days.

McPherron donations

Mary Jo [Pease] McPherron grew up around Tippecanoe and taught school in Madison township, St Joe county, but her late husband Tom taught school in Bremen. He coached girls’ track and boys’ wrestling and taught higher mathematics for many years…. Continue Reading →

Berg donations

Recently, Barb Berg offered an antique horse fountain and hitching posts to Historic Bremen. And this past week, the means were rallied and the items retrieved from the Berg farm on Grape Road south of town. One is a large,… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Larry Kipfer

The next History Chat of 2019 is Larry Kipfer, long-time director of Bremen parks, on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find… Continue Reading →

Yearbook acquisitions

Our request for yearbooks has been successful, and we have acquired numerous yearbooks recently that we wanted for our collection. Our new list is much shorter: 1902 (“Oracle” published every 4 years) 1959 1960 1965 1980 and beyond We thank… Continue Reading →

Bremen Iron & Metal

Bremen Iron & Metal Co. was founded in 1943 in Bremen by the Ochstein brothers–Charles, Isaac, Sam, & Abe–after buying the Bremen Junk & Wrecking Yard from Claude Mitchel in 1942. They moved from Maple & Whitlock (now a residential… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Randy Sriver

The next History Chat of 2019 is Randy Sriver, long-time teacher at Bremen High School, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend… Continue Reading →

Historic depot & history center open Sunday, Sep. 1

Both the Bremen Historic Depot and the the Bremen History Center will be open on Sunday September 1 from 2 to 4.
Derek Jensen will be available at the History Center to help answer questions and explore with you some of your family’s history. Feel free to bring him a birthday cake!
The depot and history center are open on the first Sunday of the month during the summer hours period, which extends from late spring to early fall.

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History Chat: John Zentz

On October 18, 2018, John Zentz delivered a History Chat for Historic Bremen in the Mural Room of the PE Dietrich building. He covered his career as a barber as well as his life of service to Republican party politics.

History Chat: Bruce Jennings

The next History Chat of 2019 is Bruce Jennings, Bremen’s long-time high school principal, on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find… Continue Reading →

Historic depot & history center open Sunday, Aug. 4

Both the Bremen Historic Depot and the the Bremen History Center will be open on Sunday August 4 from 2 to 4. Derek Jensen will be available at the History Center to help answer questions and explore with you some of your family’s history.
The depot and history center are open on the first Sunday of the month during the summer hours period, which extends from late spring to early fall.

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