New Bremen in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen
The Lockkeeper's House was the residence of the Lockkeeper and his family. The Lockkeeper was on duty 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and was responsible for operating the lock as needed to move boats through the lock. This photograph is oriented to duplicate the view one would have had in 1910 of Lock One and the Lockkeeper's House while facing south at this location.
Impact of the Canal
New Bremen became a prosperous community due to the canal. By supplying jobs during construction and providing businesses and farmers a means of transporting their goods to market economically, the Miami and Erie Canal and Lock One North had a definite impact on the development of New Bremen. Mills and lumber companies in New Bremen were powered by canal water which they would rent from the state. Ice companies obtained their ice from ponds along the canal when it was frozen over. Rabe's Pond in New Bremen was one such source. The numerous pork-packing and poultry processing facilities used the canal to export products to markets in Toledo and Cincinnati. New Bremen had five hotels and ten saloons which were built to accommodate canal boat passengers.
Erected by The Village of New Bremen.
Marker series. The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 40° 26.181′ N, 84° 22.836′ W. Marker is in New Bremen, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of West Monroe Street (Ohio Route 274) and South Washington Street (Ohio Route 66), on the right when traveling east on West Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bremen OH 45869, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (a few steps from this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal and New Bremen (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowstring Girder (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Loramie Summit (about 300 feet away); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Log Church (approx. 3 miles away); Minster's Origins (approx. 3 miles away); Francis J. Stallo's log cabin (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bremen.
More about this marker. This historical marker is located in a public park that is situated on the Miami & Erie Canal right-of-way, that is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of State Route 66 with State Route 274, in downtown New Bremen.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,286 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.