Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

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Dietrich

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 →

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 →

The Marshall St grocery

In 1909, a building was removed to make room for a new hotel built by Peter E Dietrich, a building which today houses the Bremen Senior Living apartments and the Bremen History Center. The old building was moved to N… Continue Reading →

Dietrich family collection

We welcomed the donation of the Erma [Dietrich] Cook collection of Dietrich family photographs and documents recently. These were preserved and donated by Gary and Joyce Clyde of Seattle, Washington, who cared for Erma in the final two decades of… Continue Reading →

Then & Now: 303 N Center St

Among the photos from the Louis Flora collection donated to Historic Bremen is one of the house at 303 N Center St, a house where (the back of the photo indicates) his great-grandfather James Bates had lived at one time… Continue Reading →

1888: A tale fit for the Little Rascals

From way back in 1888, a tale of woe to a gang of small boys who only wanted to make a little candy money selling rags to the Dietrich department store but ran afoul of the long arm of the… 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 →

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