A friend of mine is moving into a small house in Bremen, IN which has a plaque that reads "Huff Carriage House, later known as the Creamery" Out of curiousity, we researched that and found it associated with Schlosser Bros. Creamery. Below is an excerpt from an Indiana Biography so names and dates can be seen. My query is that from reading it, it stated that Philip drowned in North Liberty, IN in January of 1901. How could that have happened? Ice Fishing or a weak spot in the winter ice? I have looked for an obit, but I can't find one. Would anyone have knowledge of this tragedy? He would have been about 40-41 yrs. Thanks.
"The Schlosser Brothers were all born on a farm in Marshall County, Indiana. Their father was Jacob Schlosser, who was born in Waldfischbach, Reichnbiem, Germany, April 29,1829. After coming to America he married, in New York City, about 1856, Eva Margaret Karrar, who was born in Susenhausen, Baden, Germany, October 18, 1829. Shortly after their marriage they came west and located on a farm in German Township, Marshall County, where they lived out their lives. The mother died in 1892 and the father in 1906. Their children were: Frederich, born February 23, 1858; Philip, born May 19, 1859; George, born March 26, 1861; Henry, born March 28, 1863; Jacob, born May 15, 1865; Elizabeth Dorothy, born May 25, 1867; Gustav, born December 19, 1868; William, born April 9,1871; and.Samuel, born July 10, 1874. The son Philip was drowned at North Liberty, Indiana, in January, 1901. Jacob, who had a prominent part in establishing the business of the firm at South Chicago and became one of that community's most enterprising citizens, died there February 13, 1910." INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 3 By Charles Roll, A.M. The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931