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 →
At the turn of the 20th century, the Koontz/Kuntz brothers—sons of Adam Kuntz, Jr—became, among other things, photographers. One of the things they did in that occupation was photograph neighbors’ farms northeast of Bremen. Some of these old photos survive,… Continue Reading →
The next Sharing Bremen Memories session will be on June 27 at 9:30 a.m. These are unguided discussions with refreshments. Please enter by the old bank entrance at the corner of Plymouth and Center. Your memories make the talks more… Continue Reading →
Circuses criss-crossed America to great fanfare, few more impressive than that of Adam Forepaugh and his elephant-trainer son, Addie, Jr. Forepaugh’s Circus & Wild West Show was second only to PT Barnum’s, and a great rivalry arose between them. Barnum’s… 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 →
Presented without comment. From the Bremen Enquirer – 12 Oct 1894.
Born southeast of Bremen on what became the Theodore Graverson farm, Clarence Schilt (1888-1955) went off to Ontario to learn to be a veterinarian. But he returned to his home town to start a practice. It didn’t last long, however,… Continue Reading →