Saturday, January 22, 2011

January newsletter

Due to the weather a meeting was not held this month.

We have received a donation to install a furnace with air
conditioner in the music room. It will be welcome in winter
or summer since the two heaters in there are ancient and
no longer function.

The furnace has been turned down and the water turned
off in the museum for the winter to save energy. The
museum will be open as usual in the summer on Sundays
from 1-4 and tours can be arranged for other times by
calling Dorothy Quinlin at 937-295-2659 or Jim Rosengarten
at 937-295-3998 or any of the other officers.

I would like to do a display this year on the German town
of Dinklage. Many of our local ancestors came from there
including Barlage, Bramlage, Bornhorst, Hilgefort, Grieshop,
Prenger, Seger and Sextro. If you know of any others let me
know. If you know of anyone doing research on these
families, If you are a descendant or have any photos of the
immigrant ancestors please contact me at 419-628-2481 or I can copy photos and return them.
I have pictures of the Hilgefort ancestors but photos of the
others would be nice.

Minster Historical will be doing a display on the Civil War
this year and is looking for related artifacts. If you have
anything you would like to loan temporarily you can call
Mary Oldiges at 419-628-4600 or


Henry Hilgefort and his brother Clemens came to this country from Dinklage with their parents and sister, Elizabeth and brother Joseph in 1847.


These are the owners of the museum building back to 1841.

Deeds, inlot 12, Ft. Loramie

G.H. Weichman to Mathias Kapfer, lot 12
vol. L, p. 248, 1 Oct, 1841

Mathias Kapfer to H.H. Dressman, lot 12
vol. L, p.252, 9 Dec. 1843

H.H. Dressman heirs to H.J. Dressman, lot 12
vol. 49, p. 41, 1 April 1879

Henry Dressman to Gerhart Kleinhenz, lot 12
vol. 50, p. 589, 6 August 1881

Gerhart Kleinhenz to G.B. Gerling, lot 12
vol. 73, p. 537, 20 Sept. 1897

G. Barney Gerling to Mathias Brucken, inlot 12
vol. 85, p. 146, 28 April 1906

Mathias Brucken et ux, to Clara Pauwell, inlot 12
vol. 89, p. 129, 18 August 1908

Ben Pauwell et al to Alfred Gehring, inlot 12
vol. 121, p. 176, 1141, option, 13 Sept. 1933

Clara Pauwell et vir to Genevieve Gehring, inlot 12
vol. 121, p. 370, 2104, 7 August 1934

Genevieve Gehring et vir to Elmer Reser et al, inlot 12
vol. 142, p. 254, 26022, 11 July 1952

Elmer Reser to Margaret Wright, inlot 12
vol. 147, p.4, 36247, 18 Feb. 1957

Margaret Wright to Violet Danzig, part of lot 12
vol. 169, p. 614, 59200, 19 Oct. 1965

FKA Margaret Wright, Margaret Albers to Ft. Loramie Historical, lot 12, vol. 204, p.490, 84824, 23 May 1973

Violet Danzig to Ronald Woehrmyer, part of lot 12
vol. 218, p. 214, 96891, 19 April 1976

Ronald Woehrmyer to Ft, Loramie Historical, part of lot 12
vol. 219, p.291, 97849, 28 June 1976