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1918: The end of the Great War

November 11, 1918 was the day the First World War came to a merciful end. More than 200 area boys had served in the military, many in the fields of France and Flanders, and several never returning. In 1943, in… Continue Reading →

Bremen author to appear at Library Nov 14

Kerry L Stevens, graduate of the Bremen High School, will appear at the Bremen Public Library on November 14, 2018, to promote his book Forever Herself: A Son’s Memoir of a Remarkable Woman, about his mother, Berthella May [Whitmyer] Stevens,… Continue Reading →

Huff-Nufer reunion

Huff and Nufer families from all over the country got together on Sunday, November 4, to share photos, family trees, and memories of past relatives, many of whom lived in Bremen. Part of that family ran the Huff furniture store… Continue Reading →

Hans-Nufer family photo collection

More than 200 photos from the Hans and Nufer family are now available on our Flickr account. Most of the collection was the property of Ernestine [Hans] Loughran, whose mother was a Nufer, and donated by Becky Nufer. The collection… Continue Reading →

History Walk on Fri., Oct 12

Note: as part of this effort, all the downtown buildings have been given history plaques to post in their windows, each explaining the history of the buildings, including when they were built, who built them, and what businesses they were home to thru their history.

1838 – Potawatomi removed from Marshall county in “Trail of Death”

It is appropriate to mark, on this Indigenous Peoples’ Day, that this year marks the 180th anniversary of the removal of the Potawatomi from Marshall county in what became known as the Trail of Death. This article from the 1838… Continue Reading →

Welcome, BHS class of 1973

On Saturday, 10/6/2018, the Bremen High School class of 1973 will visit the history center from 1 to 4. Docents will be available to guide visitors thru the exhibits. Derek Jensen will be available to show our digital collection and… Continue Reading →

Marshall County Historical Society’s “A Night to Remember”

The Marshall County Historical Society & Tri Kappa Sorority are hosting a “A Night to Remember” in downtown Plymouth on Friday evening, September 14 from 5- 7 PM! Experience Old-Fashioned Days in downtown Plymouth the way it used to be… Continue Reading →

Remembering Flora Bowser

We are remembering Flora M Bowser (1920–2018) who served on the Board of Directors of Historic Bremen from 2005 to 2008 during the development time for Historic Bremen, Inc. and the preservation of the Historic Bremen Railroad Depot. Flora was… Continue Reading →

1958: Heaviest Man dies in Bremen 60 years ago today

Robert Earl Hughes was a tall, wall-eyed country boy who grew up in Missouri who became the heaviest human being alive, tipping the scales at over 1,041 pounds—that is, until July 10, 1958, when he was laid low by the… Continue Reading →

Sauer-Schurr family photos

On June 13, cousins Michelle Blough and Bruce Beehler came to meet with Historic Bremen volunteers to discuss their family history in Michiana. Their Sauer and Schurr family roots center around Bremen and Madison township in St Joe county. They… Continue Reading →

1963 – Bremen gets a public swimming pool

The warm weather has returned, and summer is just around the corner. Back in the early 1960s, when air conditioning was not common in these parts, people yearned for a refreshing dip in a clean, well-maintained swimming pool. Moms wrote… Continue Reading →

1886 – Baseball chatter gets personal

It’s baseball season again, and here is a reminder that trash talk is nothing new. Click the image to display a larger version.

Doc Bowen’s 100th

February 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Doc Bowen. On Sunday, volunteers of Historic Bremen visited the Bethel College exhibit of his life and memorabilia. Otis R Bowen was born February 26, 1918, near Rochester, Indiana, to… Continue Reading →

Tame Squirrels for Longcliff Patients

Logansport State Hospital, the state psychiatric hospital, was originally called Longcliff Hospital for the Insane. It was relatively common for folks from all over northern Indiana, including Bremen, to be sent there, since few mental disorders, including senile dementia, could… Continue Reading →

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