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1913 – Streets paved with brick

The 2020 road work on SR 106 thru Bremen and related street work on Center Street has revealed the original brick paving on Bremen’s main streets. In 1911, the town began to consider the need to pave its streets, as… Continue Reading →

Heyde-Heckaman family

This author had the pleasure to sit down recently with Fran and Arden Druckamiller and go thru the Druckamillers’ Bremen relations. The Druckamillers themselves were from the Syracuse, Indiana, area, but they married into the Heyde-Heckaman family. They allowed Historic… Continue Reading →

2020 – Bremen Community Cares porch decoration contest

Bremen Community Cares is holding a porch decorating contest this year for Independence Day. Check out the flyer or go to their Bremen Community Cares Main Street on Facebook.

Historic depot closed for summer – History center open

Historic Bremen likes to open the Historic Bremen Depot on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, but with Marshall county having become a COVID-19 hot spot, we have decided not to open it this year. We continue… Continue Reading →

1918 – “Spanish influenza” pandemic comes to Bremen

In 1918, a new and virulent strain of influenza swept the world, killing tens of millions. The spread was worsened by the fact that Europe was embroiled in the Great War, later to be called World War One. Recruits came… Continue Reading →

Bremen History Center open

As of Tuesday, May 26, Bremen History Center will resume its regular hours: Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM. Feel free to come in or call Derek Jensen at 574-315-8327 for an appointment. We will wear masks and maintain social distancing for… Continue Reading →

2020: COVID-19

The Bremen History Center is still closed for the time being, as the COVID-19 coronavirus keeps most Americans at home. But we remain aware that history must be recorded in order to be preserved. So we have collected photos of… Continue Reading →

2019 – Google Street View of Bremen

If you’re not familiar with Google Street View, it is a feature of Google Maps that shows the view along roads and streets from the perspective of Google’s trucks that bristle with cameras. As the truck moves, it periodically takes… Continue Reading →

Old Lutheran Church renovation – open house March 8, 3 PM

This week, Historic Bremen purchased the old Lutheran Church on South Street known as The Gathering Place. The property had been owned and cared for by Kent Koontz since 2002. In addition, for the past 60 days, a volunteer group… Continue Reading →

Historic Bremen annual meeting

The annual meeting of the members of Historic Bremen will be on Thursday, January 23, at 6:30PM at the old Lutheran church on E South St. Refreshments will be served. The speaker will be Dale Borkholder, who grew up Amish… Continue Reading →

1903 – Organ destruction

Thanksgiving thru the years

Items from the Bremen Enquirer from the old days.

McPherron donations

Mary Jo [Pease] McPherron grew up around Tippecanoe and taught school in Madison township, St Joe county, but her late husband Tom taught school in Bremen. He coached girls’ track and boys’ wrestling and taught higher mathematics for many years…. Continue Reading →

Berg donations

Recently, Barb Berg offered an antique horse fountain and hitching posts to Historic Bremen. And this past week, the means were rallied and the items retrieved from the Berg farm on Grape Road south of town. One is a large,… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Larry Kipfer

The next History Chat of 2019 is Larry Kipfer, long-time director of Bremen parks, on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Those who attend find… Continue Reading →

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