We think of Bremen as a sleepy Midwestern town, but in the days before 1900, it could be as wild as any western town. Take the incident in April of 1896, when the call came to apprehend a gang of… Continue Reading →
In 1899, horseless carriages were the talk of the town. Studebaker ordered one from the Winton company and soon announced they would add horseless carriages to their carriage offerings. There was general disagreement over whether such contraptions would amount to… Continue Reading →
In 2014, Kent Koontz gave a talk at the history center on the history of Koontz Hardware store, sold in 2017 to the Jones family and called Yoder Hardware. https://youtu.be/ZYJPHNPpqgk
At the turn of the 20th century, the Koontz/Kuntz brothers—sons of Adam Kuntz, Jr—became, among other things, photographers. One of the things they did in that occupation was photograph neighbors’ farms northeast of Bremen. Some of these old photos survive,… Continue Reading →
The Marshall County Independent reported on a mysterious French woman found by the railroad tracks at Bremen back in September of 1898—118 years ago this week.
Woodie Schramm came to Bremen from Warsaw in 1944 and bought the Home Cash Grocery from Lester Koontz. In 2014, Woodie’s son Charles gave a History Chat talk at the Bremen History Center on the history of the business and… Continue Reading →
This writer had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Calvin Koontz of the Plymouth area recently, during which we pored over four photo albums donated to the History Center a few years ago. Those albums had been partially scanned… Continue Reading →
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.