The powers that be are in the process of digitizing the Bremen Enquirer and making it available online. Hoosiers can access it—and many other Indiana newspapers—for free via Inspire, a collaboration with the Indiana State Library and their Hoosier State Chronicles website. Currently, just the first few years from 1889 to about 1894, the Brook Bowman era, are available, but there will be more to come.

Click the image below to get to Inspire. You’ll need to follow the instructions and create a login to to get to the Newspaper.com archives for free.

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EDIT: Just a week later, they’ve already made several more decades available and searchable.

After three years, the Enquirer material will be available for free to all on the Hoosier State Chronicles site, which already offers many Hoosier newspapers this way.

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Frank Koontz gold - Bremen Enquirer - 30 Nov 1894

Frank Koontz gold – Bremen Enquirer – 30 Nov 1894

Dietrich and Heim ads - Bremen Enquirer - 26 Oct 1889

Dietrich and Heim ads – Bremen Enquirer – 26 Oct 1889

Bremen Enquirer - 20 Jul 1899

Bremen Enquirer – 20 Jul 1899

hi-res full page - Bremen_Enquirer - 11 Oct 1889

hi-res full page – Bremen_Enquirer – 11 Oct 1889