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Bergman: From out of our past


Note: This column is created from the archives of the Minster Community Post by Minster Historical.

100 Years Ago June 15, 1923

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Piening and little son Donald came to Minster from Lima a few days ago to be guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Herkenhoff.

On last Sunday evening the following persons were entertaine­d at a six o’clock dinner by Landlord and Landlady Sommer at the New City hotel: Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sommer, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Brandt, of Celina, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Donauer, of Minster.

Judge Killets held good his reputation for handling dry law violators – Five Minster men given work house sentences and three were given fines.

Rev. A. Paluszak left for Glandorf Sunday afternoon where he joined a few other priests on a motor trip to Rensselaer, Ind. To attend the graduating exercises at the St. Joseph college.

Negro Dead: Had been Slave – George Taylor, colored, died at Carthagena, Mercer

County, aged 85 years. Taylor was born in Kentucky as a slave and came to Ohio after the Civil War. He is thought to be one of the original Randolph slaves, sent to Mercer County by John Randolph, first Virginian to free his slaves.

More than a hundred men were in attendance at an open meeting held in the Cridersvil­le town hall for the purpose of discussing the merits of the Ku Klux Klan. The meeting was in charge of a preacher from Indiana, who is in charge of the work of organizing Auglaize County.

75 Years Ago June 11, 1948

Minster Youth Given Boy Scout Award for Heroism – Lester Sherman, 13 years old, of Minster’s Troop 44 received the certificat­e of Merit for saving the life of a 10-year-old playmate at the risk of his own. Young Sherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sherman saved Ralph Penno from drowning at the municipal dumping grounds.

F.T. Lang takes post here after seven years at Sunbury, Ohio. Employment of Francis T. Lang, formerly of Reading, Ohio, as Minster superinten­dent of schools succeeding William Wagner. Mr. Lang comes here after seven years’ associatio­n with the public school system of Sunbury.

Save your paper and rags for the Boy Scouts drive Saturday, June 19. Rain date June 26

M.C. Bernhold, Vernon Sommer, Clarence Busse, Leo Frericks and Ray Schneider attended the baseball game at Cincinnati, Tuesday. Mr. Bernhold visited Don Lund, a cousin, a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

A gathering of members of the cast and chorus of the Mikado was held Saturday evening at the new cottage of N.P. Hogenkamp. Also present were the music director, Luke B. Knapke; dramatic director, Rev. Harold Diller of St. Sebastian; Rev. Otto Mueller, and the accompanis­t, Miss Rosemary Beckman.

50 Years Ago June 14, 1973

Ed Van Oss, high school principal at Minster for the past 25 years, has been hired as the school’s new Superinten­dent. He replaces Thomas Knapke who resigned to go into private business.

The Second Annual Amateur MiamiErie Canoe Relays to be held on June 17 are predicted to be an even greater success then the first race. The racing site will be the Miami-Erie Canal at the High Street Bridge in St. Marys.

Crescent Theatre – Deliveranc­e

Open Under New Management – Marcy’s Beauty Shop (Formerly Peggys) – We have three operators to serve you – Marceil L. Wenning – Dawn Renbarger – Beth Baumer

The Minster High School graduating class of 1923 celebrated their 50th anniversar­y with a reunion at the Mercer County Elks. Out of the class of 18 graduates, twelve were able to attend.

2000 to 2007 Newspaper recently added to Minster Historical Society Website.

Please go online and read Recent Additions. June 12, 2003 MHS girls tops at State Track Meet

MHS Baseball team takes runner-up honors

Fr. Schmit to celebrate 40th anniversar­y.

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