New Bremen Historic Association

Komminsk Collection

The following pictures (1462 thru 1497) are from the Diane Komminsk estate, obtained in 2020. Most were compiled in albums put together in the early 1900's by her great-grandmother, Emma Huenke (1857-1936) who with her husband Louis, started the White Mountain Dairy in 1884, which later merged with Beatrice Foods in 1928.

The ownership and operation was passed along to their children, Clifford, also known as C.V. (1882-1934) and Gertrude (1884-1957) who married Harry Komminsk (1887-1959). They in turn passed ownership to their son Paul Lewis (1915-1971) and his wife Betty(1917-1998) and then to Diane (1944-2019).

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1462. Diane Komminsk as Woodmen of the World Festival Queen in 1961.

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1463. Diane Komminsk as Woodmen of the World Festival Queen in 1961.

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1464. Queen Diane with her court.

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1465. Queen Diane riding with owner Frank Dicke at the NB Speedway.

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1466. Woodmen festival Queen, Diane Heitkamp Bornhorst, in 1962.

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1467. Harry & Gertrude Komminsk's home in 1916.

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1468. Harry & Gertrude Komminsk's home in 1916.

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1469. Harry & Gertrude's barn.

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1470. Clifford's home.

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1471. The Huenke/Komminsk family in 1914.

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1472. Lewis and Laura in 1916.

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1473. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1474. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1475. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1476. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1477. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1478. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1479. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1480. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1481. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1482. Vacationing at lake Loramie in 1914 with the Boesel family.

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1483. Emma Huenke canoeing.

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1484. Gertrude, Alvina & ?.

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1485. At the lake.

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1486. At the lake.

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1487. Emma Huenke.

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1488. Vacationing in Florida in the winter.

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1489. Traveling to the 4th Indy 500 race in 1915.

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1490. Travels to California in 1913.

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1491. Travels to California in 1913.

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1492. Ready for a parade in 1914.

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1493. Gertrude Huenke Komminsk.

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1494. 1908 parade in New Bremen.

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1495. 1916 parade time.

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1496. Showing the milk bottles in front of the barn in 1915.

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1497. Lewis with a cow.

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1498. White Mountain Creamery distribution office in Lima, Ohio - early 1900's.

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1499. Same building in 2020 on W. Wayne St..

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1500. Louis Huenke home on W. Monroe St..

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1501. Sales/distribution office located ?.

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1502. Howard and Verona Huenke with daughter Beverly in late 1920's.

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1503. C.V. (Cliff) in the early 1900's.

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1504. “ “ “ 1920's.

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1505. C.V. And wife Martha in the 1920's.

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1506. Harry Komminsk.

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1507. Gertrude Huenke Komminsk.

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1508. ?

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1509. Creamery barn and buildings in early 1900's.

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1510. Dairy view in late 1930's or 1940's.

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1511. Meadow Gold outing at Bass Island 1932.

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1512. Meadow Gold float in 1920's.

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1513. Meadow Gold float in 1934, 50th anniversary of White Mountain Creamery.

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1514. Meadow Gold display at show.

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1515. At the dairy farm barns in the 1920's.

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1516. At the barns in the 1920's.

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1517. Early 1900's.

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1518. Early 1900's.

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1519. Delivering the product in the 1920's.

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1520. Employees convention in 1910.

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1521. Lake Erie fishing with Louis Huenke in 1920's.

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1522. Small mouth bass with C.V. (Cliff) Huenke.

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1523. Cliff Huenke, Leo Kerwin and Asa Crawford with the days catch.

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1524. ?

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1525. ?

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1526. Evening Leader obit for C.V. Huenke on September 29, 1934.

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1527. Evening Leader obit for C.V. Huenke on September 29, 1934.

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1528. Evening Leader obit for Louis Huenke on February 24, 1936.

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1529. Evening Leader obit for Louis Huenke on February 24, 1936.

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1530. New Bremen Sun obit for Louis Huenke - February 28, 1936 edition.

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1531. Testing the ice cream in 1927.

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1532. Six girls from the NB High School class of 1940 & 41: Top row: Beverly Huenke Paul (1922-1990), Mary Ellen Taylor Patton (1923-2019), Bonnie Schulenberg Knipple Crain (1922-1987). Middle row: Dorothy Komminsk Johnson (1922-2014), Mary Quest Wallace (1922-2017). Bottom: Catherine Schroeder Graf (1922-2017)

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1533. Some of the girls ready for a parade in the 1940's.

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1534. Beverly Huenke Paul (Louis granddaughter) getting married.

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1535. Beverly and her husband Tom on wedding day.

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1550. Wilbur Garmhausen, chief landscape architect for the State of Ohio from 1949-72 and responsible for the creation of the roadside park system.

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1551. Class of NB High School of 1937.

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1552. Site of the original village of Amsterdam, wiped out by Cholera in 1849.