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.
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.
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 →
In 2010, Bob Carrico gave a History Chat on his family’s business. His parents, Jerry and Ruth Carrico, create a business shortly after World War 2 fabricating light fixtures, altars, baptistries, and many other furnishings for churches all over America…. Continue Reading →
The Thursday, July 21, History Chat featured Dick Kares showing and curating his extensive collection of Bremeniana. He brought just a small portion of his collection, including postcards, calendar, fire department ribbon, and other artifacts. There was a terrific turnout… Continue Reading →
Born in 1918, Bill Butler joined the US Army in 1941 and drove tanks in North Africa and Italy in some of the most momentous battles of the war. Our thanks to Bill!
Tom Teghtmeyer kicked off the 2016 History Chats on May 17 with an interesting talk on the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln. It was a well-attended and appreciated discussion. Rest of the 2016 schedule: June 16 — Maria Mikel… Continue Reading →
Woodie Schramm came to Bremen from Warsaw in 1944 and bought the Home Cash Grocery from Lester Koontz. In 2014, Woodie’s son Charles gave a History Chat talk at the Bremen History Center on the history of the business and… Continue Reading →