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 →
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 →
Excerpted from: INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 3 By Charles Roll, A.M. The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931 Indiana agriculture associates the name Schlosser Brothers with the largest organization in the state manufacturing and handling… Continue Reading →