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1906: Senff log cabin

A small collection of photos was recently gifted to this author from a second cousin, and it includes a terrific picture of my great-great-grandparents’ in front of their log cabin. I’ve occasionally remarked that Historic Bremen has no photos of… Continue Reading →

1902: Ben Shaffer gets Bremen some artillery

Through the efforts of Bremen’s Grand Army of the Republic post (Civil War vets), led by Ben Shaffer, Bremen got its cannon for the cemetery in 1902. Click on any image to view a larger version. Benjamin Shaffer (1844-1912) had… Continue Reading →

History Chat: Lowell Roberts on Bremen’s Civil War heritage

Back in 2013, Bremen resident Lowell Roberts gave a talk at the Bremen Public Library during the Historic Bremen annual board meeting. He addressed the residents and family of those who fought in the Civil War, the campaigns they participated… Continue Reading →

Town marshals and chiefs of police

The new display for the police department includes a list of all the Bremen marshals and chiefs of police. To date, there have been 33 marshals and 5 chiefs of police. We all know the role of the town marshals… Continue Reading →

1889: horse trouble

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