Saturday, December 14, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Millerville Sportsmen Club with matching funds from the Viking Sportsmen Club and a permit from the Minnesota DNR Fisheries, stocked 113 pounds of fingerlings into Lake Moses and 112 pounds into Lake Aaron. They ran about 35 fish to a pound. Bosek Bait of Garfield provided the fingerlings. Club members present were Norbert Korkowski and Bob & Randy Habberts. Other projects that the Club is involved with are: Pheasant release and feeding deer and pheasants during bad winters. Members plant food plots for wildlife. The Club has three certified Gun Safety Instructors that teach gun safety. The Club pays the students fees and also gives a gun away at the completion of the course to one lucky student. The Club pays for portable toilets on both the Lake Moses and Lake Aaron public accesses and also pay for the night light on the Lake Aaron access. It also helps support other area sportsmen clubs and donate to UFFDA( United Foundation for Disables Archers): donate to the Brandon-Evansville High School Trap Shooting Team which placed first in their conference and 16th at the State Tournament plus other projects. The club meets 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Millerville Fire Hall. We thank all who support our club. Feel free to join us and share in our activities.
West Douglas County Record December 5, 2013
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 8:26 AM
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Brandon Tile Factory was owned and operated by Oscar Newhouse from 1914 - 1945. It was located at 206 West Front Street. It was a center of attraction in town and everyone wanted to have their picture taken with the tiles. Between 4,000 and 6,000 concrete drain tile could be turned out each day. The cement used was brought in by rail and the sand came from the gravel pit at nearby Moon Lake. Some winters, if the sleighing was good, they would haul about 300 loads of sand by horse and sleigh, for use in the spring.
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 10:11 AM
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Collett Bitzan Kraemer, Bernadine Bitzan Schiele, Margaret Bitzan Schmidt, Phillip Schmidt,
Vincent Schmidt and flower girl, Florence Bitzan
Lorraine Linster, Frances Stariha, Irene Bitzan, Leander Stariha, Bob Bitzan
Flower girl, Florence Bitzan
Back: Rose Bitzan ( Mrs. Pete), Barbara Webskowski, Hattie Meissner, Anna Turchin,
Barb Bitzan ( Mrs. Joe)
Front: Francis Korkowski, Pauline Wagner, Alice Loeffler, Helen Otto
Marion Webskowski Kelly, Evelyn Webskowski Skrove, Agatha Brozek Thoennes, Geraldine Meissner Hausman, Odie Bitzan Roers, Rita Bitzan Karger, Irma Bitzan Foslien
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 10:41 AM
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Hubert died in 1894, about 5-6 years before this photo was taken.
Back Row L-R: Thomas(b) 7-29-1886, Peter E. (b) 9-20-1884, Joseph Peter (b) 5-6-1882
Middle Row L-R: John (b) 5-10-1885, Theodore (b) 2-23-1888, Hubert T. (b) 10-28-1890, Gertrude (b) 6-05-1889
Front Row L-R: Mathias Hubert (b) 5-16-1893, Elizabeth (Theis) (b) 1860, Mary (b) 12-20-1894
Mary Koep married Joseph Lambertz(brother to John Lambertz). Mary is the mother of Fr. Wilfred Lambertz
If you have more information on this picture please let us know at the
Brandon History Center.
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 10:07 AM
Monday, September 9, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Kenny Betterman & Dennis Tuel
Many came to visit.
Dennis Tuel & Dick DeBilzan
Will Betterman & Dennis Tuel
Dennis & Marsha Tuel with Dennis Korkowski
Hilda Betterman & Dennis Tuel
Dennis Tuel & Mae Eichelberger
Dennis Tuel is a former student of the
Evansville and Brandon Schools.
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 2:09 PM
Friday, August 2, 2013
Leonard Schulte display of items relating to his time in the service.
This chest was just obtained from Chris Lorsung recently.
Ferdinand Dobmeyer was the son of George. Ferdinand was always involved in work at the Mill. from when he was a little boy helping with the construction. When George passed away in 1885, Ferdinand was able to remain with the Mill, with J.C. Drexler hired as manager. Ferdinand was only 14 years old at the time. Mr. Drexler installed the first steam engine in 1887. At the age of 17, Ferdinand Dobmeyer became the sole owner and manager of the Mill and remained so up to his retirement.
Back: Mother Anna Kotschevar Dobmeyer, Justine Dobmeyer Maroney, Sister Ottona, OSB, nee Mary Dobmeyer, Hildegarde Dobmeyer Kolling
Front: Irma Dobmeyer Bock, Ferdinand Dobmeyer, Cordelia Dobmeyer Lorsung, Adlebert Dobmeyer, Adelaide Dobmeyer Roers and Aloysius Dobmeyer
Come in to view these new displays at the Brandon History Center on Saturday August 3rd from 9 AM - 3 PM.
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 11:02 AM
Monday, July 29, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Butter carving contest
Millerville Antique Fire Truck
Lots of free candy
Millerville Sportsmen Club
J. B. Tractor
Wayne Rotz homemade train
Schaffer Machine Inc.
Kid's pedal tractor pull
Games for the kids
Millerville history display
Pork Chop Feed
Millerville history display
Blonde & The Bohunk
Posted by Brandon Mn History Center at 9:17 AM