Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

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Memories of days gone by

History Chat: Life in the Amish community

In 2016, Mary Ellen Kauffman and Miriam Hochstetler gave a talk at the history center on their lives growing up in the Amish community and their later interactions with them.

1851: The Klinger brothers survey Bremen

About 1850, Jacob BN Klinger (1819-1894) was elected surveyor of Marshall county, a post he would hold for 12 years. He engaged his much younger brother, Jeremiah M “Jerry” Klinger (1835-1911) to join him, and the two proceeded to survey… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Al Suttor on Bremen Bible Church

In 2010, Al Suttor gave a History Chat on the history of the Bremen Bible Church, which began in Bremen in 1924 as the Apostolic Christian Church. Click any image to view a larger version.

History Chat: Dean Kimble on growing up in the 1920s & 30s

Dean Kimble, son of Walter and Bertha [Dettbrenner] Kimble, gave a wonderful talk in 2009 on growing up in Bremen in the 1920s and 30s. Among other things, he talked about his grandfather, blacksmith August Dettbrenner, as well as his… Continue Reading →

Judge Kitch remembers the 1870s

In December of 1938, the Hon. John W Kitch (1866-1946), judge of the Marshall circuit court, gave a talk to the members of the Kiwanis club. As James K Gorrell, who reprinted the talk in the Bremen Enquirer at the… 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 →

Historic Bremen annual meeting

Historic Bremen had its annual meeting last night, and former auto mechanic and police chief Jim Brown gave the talk. He told a little about his childhood—including scrounging scraps out of the Kimble’s trash so he and friends could wrap… Continue Reading →

Doc Schlosser’s memories

Dr. Walter K Schlosser (1888-1973 – obituary) grew up on a farm in German township, studied medicine at Indiana University, and spent most of his career as a part-time surgeon and a full-time chemist and manager at the Schlosser Brothers… Continue Reading →

1915: Pioneer memories from nearby

Here is a letter to Wakarusa Tribune readers published in 1915 relating the memories of Permelia [Pitts] Grove (1837-1916), the wife of barber Levi Grove. Her family was among the first Europeans to settle in Locke twp, Elkhart county. Her… Continue Reading →

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