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Dietrich-Sheetz family collection

In late April, this author met with Phyllis [Sheetz] Borkholder, who offered a large number of digital photos and some physical photos for our collection. These included a family scrapbook and four family photo collections that include Sheetz, Berger, and… Continue Reading →

1870: town of Bremen census

Although Bremen was first surveyed and platted in 1851, the beginning of the town is often dated to 1871, when it was incorporated. What was it like back then? In 1870, the census of Bremen covered just three pages: 120… Continue Reading →

1900: The Bremen-Lapaz ghost

This spooky item ran May 18, 1900, in the Marshall County Independent (repeated from the Enquirer). No follow up was found, so perhaps the ghost hunters turned up nothing—or perhaps they never returned at all…. “Millan” Crum might be Milon… Continue Reading →

Mystery: BHS class of 1920

The History Center has been given a picture of the Bremen class of 1920, but the students are not identified by name, and there was no BHS yearbook produced in 1920. We need help in identifying the class members. The… Continue Reading →

1954: Peter Kovach suicide

On Wednesday, May 26, 1954, Peter Kovach disappeared from work and wasn’t located until Saturday, when his body was found hanging in the woods. Doc Bowen was called to the scene and pronounced the mysterious death a suicide.

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