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Rouch-Schutz photo collection

Recently, this author had the pleasure of sitting with fellow Historic Bremen board-member Charlene Beery and looking through her family collection of more than 100 old photographs that stretch back more than 100 years. Her family, the Rouches, came to… Continue Reading →

Swank-Bates photo collection

Last Sunday, this author had the pleasure of sitting with Kenneth Swank and looking through his family collection of more than 200 old photographs that stretch back 150 years. His great-grandfather, Jacob Swank, married Alice, a daughter of James Bates…. Continue Reading →

The Family of John Phillip and Catherine Huff

In 1962, Ernest Annis of Bremen published a history of his Huff family tree, going back to Johann Phillip “John” Huff (1791-1872) and Maria Catherina “Catherine” Lahm (1800-1874), who immigrated to the US from Germany around 1835. This is freely… Continue Reading →

Yockey, Swank, Fries, Ringle photo collection

Historic Bremen has recently scanned and researched more than 65 photos in two family photo albums donated to the History Center. These photos date from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s and feature numerous families related to Bremen residents. As… Continue Reading →

Class of 1956… back in 1947

Here is Miss Stukey’s homeroom class in 1947, most of whom would graduate as part of the class of 1956. Click on an image to display a gallery. The photo was taken at what is today the Bremen Elementary School… Continue Reading →

Mystery: who are these fellows?

In this photo from about 1915, some Senff boys, Albert boys, Swanks, Motzes, a Hochstetler, a Stine, and a Redman can be found, all from southeast part of German township. Can you identify any of the other boys and young… Continue Reading →

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