Monday, May 28, 2012


WWI casualties

Grover Cox died October 10, 1918 of pneumonia at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, OH. He was the son of George Cox of Newport.

Louis Daniel died December 17, 1917 when he was washed off the ship on which he was serving by a wave and lost at sea. He was the son of Clement Daniel and Mary Ahrns Daniel.

Pvt. Anthony M. Sherman died June 21, 1918 in France. He was with the 96th Company, 6th Regiment Marines. His mother was Elizabeth Sherman.

WWII casualties

Cpl. Herbert J. Aselage, son of Bernard Aselage and Elizabeth Schlater Aselage, died of his wounds in an Army hospital in Germany, April 21, 1945. He was a tank driver with the Eighth Armored Division.

Pvt. Frederick Broering, son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Broering, died in Dayton, July 2, 1941. He was a private in Company A, 56th infantry.

Pvt. Linus Francis Broering died May 17, 1943 at Randolf Field, Texas. He was a short wave radio operator. He was the son of John Broering and Ceceila Holtheide Broering.

Staff Sgt. Edward F. Gaier died February 19, 1944 in Italy. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Gaier, was married to Ruth Kirner Gaier and left a year-old son. He was a radio man on a Liberator bomber and an expert gunner with the Army.

Pfc. Joseph Meyer, son of Rose Meyer of Newport, and an infantryman, died July 6, 1944 in France. He had married Rose Dwenger Meyer a year before.

Sgt. Marcel Perin died in France, January 1, 1945. He was with the 44th Infantry, 7th Army and was reported missing in action January 26, 1945. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Perin of Newport.

Ensign Harry F. Raterman was killed in a plane crash in California February 24, 1943. He was a Navy flying officer and was the son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Raterman. His father had passed away only a few months before.

Pvt. Ralph Rieger was killed in action Nov. 21, 1944 in France. He was an infantryman and was the son of Peter Rieger and Catherine Gaier Rieger.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Does anyone have an original photo of this great Loramie baseball team? We only have this newspaper photo.

May Newsletter

As usual, the museum will be open Sunday afternoons from 1-4 in June, July and August. There are a couple of new displays and opportunities for research. Even if you don't like history come in and chat. And don't forget when you visit any museum throw a dollar or 2 in the donation jar.

The tax levy is official. A special election will be held probably August 7th. The levy is for .25 and will benefit all the historical museums in the county; Ft. Loramie, Sidney, Anna, Jackson Center, and Botkins. The economy has had a bad effect on local government and non-profit organizations. I hope those of you who live in Shelby County will come out and vote for us.

We're still looking for owners to turn in a history of their businesses for the new history book. Time is running out if you want to get your business or farm in the book. It's free.

Jim Rosengarten has restored the box of the Barney Krampe wagon donated by Mr. & Mrs. Fogt. The undercarriage and the floor were unusable. He stabilized it and replaced the floor and treated it with linseed oil. It still has its original color which our other wagon does not. Jim and Jean spent an afternoon hanging it from the ceiling in the barn. Photos are on the Facebook page.

We received $250 from the Walmart Foundation through their Volunteerism Always Pays program. Apparently anyone who works for Walmart and volunteers at a non-profit organization can turn in their hours to the foundation and they will donate to the non-profit organization.

We have several albums of photos taken on someone's trip to Germany. Does anyone know who are the people in the photos, when did they go to Germany and where did they visit? It looks like maybe the 1980's. They aren't much use if we don't at least know where they were taken.

Bonnie Turner is looking for a photo of the float the historical association created for the Sesquicentennial in 1987.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Krampe wagon restoration

This is the wagon before restoration. Go to our Facebook page for pictures of the restoration and after pictures done by Jim Rosengarten.!/fort.loramie.historical.association?sk=wall