Welcome to the Bremen Cemetery. 60+ acres where nature and people coexist amid an active rural community. Our goal is to provide a serene, beautiful, and safe environment where visitors can peacefully visit past relatives and/or friends.
The true history of the Bremen Cemetery is enshrouded in mystery. Some accounts state that the cemetery started as a small church cemetery behind the 1st Lutheran church in Bremen. Others state that it was behind the 1st church of the Brethren sometime in the early 1800's.
We do know that an old building's foundation was discovered in the southeast area of the present cemetery. It is said that the cemetery was turned over to German Township after the church moved and finally the town of Bremen took possession of the cemetery in the early 1930's.
Before 1930 there were no written records of any burials in the cemetery but after an exhaustive recording and reading survey by the town of Bremen and the Marshall County Historical Society, new light has been shed on older burials and a far more up-to-date list has been compiled. Burials once thought lost are now recorded on a modern computer program at the Town Hall and also are available at the Bremen Public Library.
The mausoleum-chapel project is a much needed and attractive addition to the Bremen cemetery. The mausoleum containing 192 crypts and 70 cremation niches offers an affordable alternative to underground burial. The growing popularity of mausoleums is explained by the preference of many people for the clean, dry and ventilated crypts that mausoleums provide.
The beautiful chapel can be used, not only for mausoleum interment services, but also for graveside services during inclement weather, or any other time if desired. The dignified and serene setting of the chapel is very comforting.
The Bremen mausoleum-chapel was constructed by the Gibraltar Mausoleum Co. of Indianapolis, one of the nation's largest and most experienced builders of mausoleums. The mausoleum is constructed of reinforced concrete, with imported Italian marble and granite crypt covers. Information regarding crypt and niche costs and chapel use can be obtained at the Clerk's office at the Bremen Town Hall or by calling (574) 546-2471 M-F 8am-5pm.