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1851: The Klinger brothers survey Bremen

About 1850, Jacob BN Klinger (1819-1894) was elected surveyor of Marshall county, a post he would hold for 12 years. He engaged his much younger brother, Jeremiah M “Jerry” Klinger (1835-1911) to join him, and the two proceeded to survey… Continue Reading →

Edward Geiselman, sculptor

Bremen co-founder Josiah Geiselman, blacksmith, had 10 children, 7 of whom survived to adulthood, with wife Mary (born Ringle). The Geiselman name nevertheless died out in this area after just two generations. But one of Josiah and Mary’s children showed… Continue Reading →

Judge Kitch remembers the 1870s

In December of 1938, the Hon. John W Kitch (1866-1946), judge of the Marshall circuit court, gave a talk to the members of the Kiwanis club. As James K Gorrell, who reprinted the talk in the Bremen Enquirer at the… Continue Reading →

The sister towns that almost were

Several towns started near Bremen never reached a self-sustaining size. The remarkable document below tells part of the tale; it is the official postmaster record for Marshall county, and lists the towns, their postmasters, and their name changes over time…. Continue Reading →

1850 census – Bremen’s founders

1850 census of Bremen, Indiana. This page shows the George Pomeroy and Josiah Geiselman (here spelled “Guiselman”) families who founded the town in 1846.

Bremen in 1903

The Plymouth Tribune, on February 19, 1903, ran this glowing article on Bremen’s townsfolk and businesses. Flanking the article was a similar one about the town of Bourbon.

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