Sunday, July 21, 2013

John Deere


The July meeting was held in the museum on the 18th with 10 members present.

One of the issues discussed was the condition of the sidewalk on the Elm St. side of the building. The concrete has sunk and the unevenness creates an unsafe condition. The museum is apparently responsible for the repair. Plans are afoot to repair all the sidewalks in the village. If the concrete is in good shape a product can be pumped underneath and the slab raised up which is less expensive than busting it up and relaying it.

Don Gusching deserves a lot of credit for staining the deck. He's a hero.

The museum was contacted by Bob Lammers of the Lake Loramie Heritage Museum who would like to coordinate with our museum and the Minster museum to set up a display next Spring at Earl's Pavilion. He is thinking about a display of artifacts and a possible panel discussion but all this is still in the planning stage.

Martha, of the Dairy King, has opened a branch at the lake across from the campground with a bait shop and a window selling pizza and ice cream.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Photo of the cannon

Friday, July 19, 2013

It happened in July

In July of 1919 the cannon and cannon balls acquired by the Village Beautiful Club had arrived and were soon to be mounted in the canal park. Preparations were being made for the homecoming celebration for local WWI soldiers.  The cannon was melted down for the war effort in WWII.

In July of 1939 a meeting was held in Ft. Loramie between Mayors Slattery of Ft. Loramie, Drees of Minster and Dickman of New Bremen concerning the problem of speeding on Highway 66 and through the villages. Also attending was Sgt. Radcliff of the state highway patrol who promised to patrol as much as possible although lack of manpower made that difficult. Route Marking Superintendant Schwab of the state highway department also attended and promised to place reflectors at the north end of the village. The possibility of hiring a special officer with the villages contributing to the cost was discussed but nothing definite was decided since the stretch of highway lies in 2 counties. Residents of Ft. Loramie and Minster had been up in arms for some time complaining that their lives and the lives of their children were in danger.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Foreign origins

These local families came from Neuenkirchen-Vorden.  The town used to be in the Duchy of Oldenburg but now is in Vechta, Niedersachsen.  This is from my research.  If you have contrary information please contact me.

Boeke, Boerger, Brandewie, Knapke, Korte, one of the Meyers, Renneker, Tangeman, Thaman, Winner.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Free boat rides

Free pontoon boat rides will be held again this Saturday, July 13 from 1-4 from Earl's Island Pavilion.  Reservations unnecessary.  Small groups can be accomodated but if you plan to bring a large group you should call 419-628-2024. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013


May the flags always wave.