A friend is moving into a small house in Bremen, IN. It has a plague that reads "Huff House Carriage House, later known as the Creamery". We researched that and found it to be associated with Schlosser Bros Creamery. The following excerpt is from "Indiana One Hundred and fifty Years of American Development Vol 3 by Charles Roll, A.M. Lewis Publishing Co., 1931"
"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."
In respect for the Jacob Schlosser family's contribution to Indiana's Agricultural growth, I found something I am curious about. Philip drowned in North Liberty, IN Jan, 1901. I cannot find an obituary anywhere that could tell me how he could have drowned in January. Ice fishing? or being on Indiana ice for some other reason? Harvesting ice for the Creamery? Would any of the family have an answer?