Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

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Family trees of noted folks from Bremen’s past

Huff-Nufer family

In February, members of the Huff family visited the History Center and reviewed family research with this author. We found census and obituary documents, viewed family photos in our collection and theirs, and uncovered numerous articles in the archives of… Continue Reading →

1960: Bornemann Products burns down

William Bornemann came to Bremen to start a shoe-making business in 1893. He had been born in Westphalia, Prussia, in 1870 and emigrated in 1888. He married Elsbeth Saenger, another German immigrant he met by arrangement in South Bend. They… Continue Reading →

The Family of John Phillip and Catherine Huff

In 1962, Ernest Annis of Bremen published a history of his Huff family tree, going back to Johann Phillip “John” Huff (1791-1872) and Maria Catherina “Catherine” Lahm (1800-1874), who immigrated to the US from Germany around 1835. This is freely… Continue Reading →

The family of Mrs. Beth Bowen

February 26 would be Doc Bowen’s 98th birthday. The History Center has a nice display of photos of his life and career. Doc’s companion through 47 years from their wedding in 1939 to her death from a rare bone marrow… Continue Reading →

Hoople family tree

Charles Jackson “CJ” Hoople came to Bremen in 1876 and opened a saloon that would become the most venerable tavern in Indiana: Hoople’s. His father was John Rawden Hoople, who had come to America from French Canada in about 1830… Continue Reading →

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