Newsletter Purpose  | “Towpath” Editors | Newsletter index 1975-1987

 

N.B.H.A. NEWSLETTERS – “THE TOWPATH”

Pgs. 1,2    INDEX (November 1973 – July 1987)

Pgs. 3,4    Fund Drive Letters – Dec. 28, 1973 & April 24, 1974

                (for purchase of the Luelleman house)

Pg. 5        Articles of Incorporation – November 5, 1973

Pg. 6          N.B.H.A. Officers & Trustees – (1973-1987)

Pg. 7         Introduction of first Newsletter Editor – Janet Fledderjohn

ISSUE

CONTENT:

1975-1

1st Newsletter – May 1975 - “Bremenia” Tour of Homes - [Janet Fledderjohn, Editor of newsletter]

1975-2

N.B.’s FIRST Bremenfest – Restoration

1975-3

Christmas Tree Festival – Begins series “Dairying as seen from the White Mountain” (concludes 4-77)

Included are “Dairying Epilogue” & “History in the Making-Beatrice Foods” (4-77)

Also includes “Chronology of the Dairy Industry” (2-77)

1976-1

Museum Schematic of rooms – Ollie Inman appointed “Historian” (replaces Marjorie Lietz)

1976-2

New officers & committees

1976-3

“Spirit of ’76” pledges

1976-4

Ice Cream Social – Restoration

1976-5

Museum Dedication – National Registry nomination – Bremenfest float

Begin N. Main St. walking tour (concludes 1-84)

1977-1

Don & Jacqui Kuck’s restoration – Committee reports

1977-2

Town Hall records found by Jacksons  - Committees & Calendar of Events

1977-3

Exterior restoration – Custodians & Hosts schedules – Membership list (79 members)

1977-4

Assistant Curator, Rosie Heitkamp – Summertime researchers, Kim & Cindy Bushman

Curator’s Corner

1977-5

First official seal of N.B. found by E.C. Kuenzel – Cemetery research – Ober Bremen tour

Advertising Directories: 1871, 1889, 1895 (last two from Tri-County Fair)

1977-6

1848 Landowners of German Township & New Bremen – [Janet Fledderjohn leaves for college]

1978-1

Looking for newsletter name, 1st N.B. Sun excerpts (1888),

Begin “Historical Happenings” & “NBHA Notes”

Newsletter being written by Mary Ann Brown & Rosie Heitkamp?

1978-2

$5000 Restoration grant – Klanke dining room set donation – Looking to expand 1897 Fire Dept.

Cracker Barrel Days – Town & Country Fun Days - Outdoor brick oven received – N.B. Sun (1889)

1978-3

Julius Friedrich / Harold Dammeyer log house offered to NBHA – Canal cleanup – N.B. Sun (1890)

1978-4

“Doorways Past” – Bremenfest Ice Cream Parlor – 1st mention of Memorial plaque

Summer trip/Lake Erie

Lock Two article by Rosie Koeper – N.B. Sun (1891)

1979-1

Constitution amendments – County funding requested – Fiscal year changed to March-February

N.B. Sun (1892) – German Royal family! (also next issue)

1979-2

Newsletter named “The Towpath” – suggested by Bob Heinfeld – Dr. Rabe’s office, etc. demolition

N.B. Sun (1893)

1979-3

Exterior museum restoration – newsletter costs – Canal preservation – N.B. Sun (1894)

1979-4

Town & Country Fun Day – N.B. Speedway (Robert Heinfeld) – N.B. Sun (1895)

1979-5

Memorial fund again mentioned - Ice Cream Social – Summer trip to Conner’s Prairie

Museum drawing by Carol Dammeyer

1979-6

Rumley, Ohio – N.B. Sun (1897)

1980-1

“Studying N.B. History” by Monty McDermitt – Museum restoration (roof & front) completed

Janet Fledderjohn back as Curator & Newsletter Editor – N.B. Sun (1898)

Marie Rabe Preservation Award

1980-2

Genealogy news (Irene Bay – file to go in library) – N.B. News (Aug.-Sept. 1898)

Restoration fund drive – Bread baking day – Rummage & Yard Sale

1981-1

New exterior siding on museum – Index of property owners (Mary Ann Brown) – N.B. Sun (Oct. 1898)

1981-2

Arnold Poppes’ 50th Anniversary – Start planning Sesquicentennial? – N.B. Sun (Nov. 1898)

1981-3

Restoration – New municipal building – Bremenfest report – N.B. Sun (Nov. 1898)

1981-4

Museum Day – Christmas Open House – Handyman Karl Wisner (married Janet Fledderjohn later)

Curator’s Corner – N.B. Sun (Dec. 1898)

1981-4 1982-2

German Settlements in Western Ohio – A Study in Migration

(by Janet Fledderjohn – 3 parts)(separate)

1982-1

Curator’s Corner – Author’s Nook – Barrel-making chart

1982-2

Annual Dinner – Subject: U.S.S.R. – 1st Financial statements (3/1/1980-3/1/1982)

1982-3

Ohio historical inventory – Genealogical research (Indexed Records) – N.B. Sun (Dec. 9, 1898)

Treasury of Name Lore (German names) – Membership list (78 members)

1982-4

Ice Cream Social – Summer trip (Sauder Museum) – Market & Museum Day – Sesquicentennial plans

1982-5

German Dinner – Curator’s Corner

1982-6

Fiscal year changed back to January-December – Restoration – Market & Museum Day

German Dinners (Menu) – First families (list of names)

1982-4 1983-1

“The Settlement of N.B.”, “Travel Adventures of an Immigrant”, “Stories of Immigration”

(4 part article about the immigration of Charles Boesel)

1983-1

Holiday Festival – Lehmkuhl building material available – First families information

1983-2

Annual Dinner – Curator’s Corner – Restoration – Financial statement (12/31/1981-12/31/1982)

1983-3

Preservation Awards - Tour of Homes (May 1st) – Historian Awards – Cooper demonstration

Sesquicentennial schedule

1983-4

Sesquicentennial review  (Schedule of Events)

1983-5

Sesquicentennial flags – German Dinner – 1st Genealogy requests

(Tecklenburg, Lietz, Gerling, Kunning)

Curator’s Corner – N.B. Sun (Dec. 1898 & Jan. 1899)

1983-6

“Changing Boundaries” (of Auglaize County) by George Fisher of Buckland – N.B. Sun (Feb. 1889)

1984-1

Geography of Ohio (Craig Griesdorn) – “Music of Christmas” – More Sesquicentennial review

1984-2

Genealogy/information search (Kunning, Hinders, Sawmills) – 1913 Flood – Financial statement (1983)

1984-3

Don Kucks Preservation Award – Work lists – Terry & Tony Tangeman (trip to South Africa)

1984-4

Information requests (Greber /& Taylor Photograph Studios, Wellman,

N.B. Doctors, Graduation pictures)

N.B. Sun (Feb. 10, 1899)

1984-5

Market & Museum Day – German Dinner – Restoration – Canal dredged – Bowstring walk bridge 

Curator’s Corner – “History of Shoes” w/pictures

1984-6

German Dinner (with menu) – Annual Holiday Open House

1984-6 1985-3

“The Miami Canal Extension – Pathway to the Present & Fairway to the Future” by Janet Fledderjohn

1985-1

Museum maintenance report – Curator’s report – Financial statement (Dec. 31,1983-Dec. 31,1984)

1985-2

Annual Dinner – Curator’s Corner – Bowstring bridge dedication 4/27/1985

Preservation Award (Fred & Kay Harmon) – Father Dale Paturka’s canal trip

Data requests: Brinkmeyer, Halsema, Boesel, Havemann, Bilter, Sunderman,

Threshing machine picture

1985-3

“Heritage & History through toys” (Campfire Girls) – N.B. Sun (1899)

1985-4

William Combs – Canal boats – Herbal remedies – N.B. Sun (1899)

1985-5

Restoration work – N.B. on WCSM Radio – German Dinner (includes menu)

Stamco 100th Anniversary

“North to Alaska” (Willie & Bernie Wittenbrink) – Alaska Profile & Dateline

Research requests (Barienbrock, L.H. Meyer, Oberwitte, Witte, Gerling, Amsterdam)

1985-6

“Burning Wood” – Curator’s Corner – Committee Descriptions – Christmas & Christmas Traditions

1986-1

Restoration / Maintenance – “Sights & Sounds of Christmas” – 1986 Bremen Follies

Curator’s Corner

1986-2

Historian Award (Janet Fledderjohn) – N.B. Hotels – “Sears & Roebuck bathroom”!

1986-3

“Uncle Sam” – More Herbal remedies – Aluminum TV dinner trays discontinued

New Knoxville Sesquicentennial

1986-4

German Dinner (with menu) – Curator’s Corner – Dr. Rabe – Historic German landmarks

1987-1

Holiday Open House – Luedeen Fledderjohann retiring as historian, replaced by Sue Maxson

“Travelogue of the Orient” (Kermit & Arlene Warner)

1987-2

1987 Bremen Follies – Northwest Ordinance – Bicentennial – Restoration work

“When the Whistle Blew at Noon” (Paul & Marge Lietz) – “Great Black Swamp” begins

1987-3

New newsletter editor coming (Marge Lietz) - New genealogist (Mary Wint) – Curator’s Corner

“The Great Black Swamp” (entire article which started in previous “Towpath”)

 

The preceding is a list of newsletters (“Towpaths”) printed during the tenure of Janet Fledderjohn.

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