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 →
In 2014, Charles Schramm gave a talk at the history center on the history of Woodie’s Food Mart, which started downtown on West Plymouth Street.
In 2014, Kent Koontz gave a talk at the history center on the history of Koontz Hardware store, sold in 2017 to the Jones family and called Yoder Hardware.
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 →
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.
Grove Walter (1888-1945) was, in his youth, a baseball and fishing enthusiast and (with his father Frank) a pool hall and then confectionery proprietor. He married Nellie Ranstead and ran a dress shop in town. He eventually became proprietor of… Continue Reading →