Welcome to Historic Galloway, The Current’s weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history. Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photos online and in print.
Yet another example of neighbor helping neighbor on Galloway farms. It seems that J.L. Purzner of Cologne fell ill in the fall of 1918, right at harvest time. Any farmer of that time could easily have been ruined financially if he failed to get his crops in. But John's fellow members of the Cologne Grange came to the rescue.
Here we see from left are Emil Buckow, Lawrence Kienzle, William Hohneisen and Charles Gaupp picking apples. The museum has another photo of the Grange harvesting Purzner's sweet potatoes. Keep in mind that these men had crops of their own to get in to ensure their own family's survival.
The Galloway Township Historical Society Museum is seeking old pictures, documents or items from Galloway’s past. The Historical Society will scan and copy them. Other items can be loaned or donated to the museum.
The museum is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday. It is in front of the Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road.
See gallowayhistory.org and Historic Galloway on Facebook to learn more or call 609-287-2440.