Brunswick: Our Hometown
A history of the community
And its families
As published in the Brunswick Times
and Brunswick Sun Times
Transcribed by Gerri Gornik)
A community is made strong by the character of its
people. And that's one of Brunswick's greatest
As a farming community there were no magnificent
buildings or glittering lights. But it was a community
of special people - families worked hard to make Brunswick
a wonderful, friendly place to live.
Brunswick: Our Hometown is a compilation of historical stories which first started to appear in the Brunswick Times in the fall of 1975 and continued through the summer of 1976 and beyond in the Brunswick Sun Times. Interviews with dozens of local residents helped in the compilation of these stories, as did information gleaned from such publications as An Outline History of Brunswick, 1815-1965. Some slight discrepancies from story to story may be attributed to those persons trying to rely on memory for their information.
The first edition of Brunswick: Our Hometown was published during the bicentennial of our nation's independence in July, 1976. Revisions in the text were made in 1987 for this second edition, and new information was added.
The author of these stories, "Sam" Boyer, would like to extend her appreciation to all of those who have helped in the gathering of this history; to Sun Newspapers for permission to print a new and more permanent edition of this book; and to the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce for undertaking the project.
Brunswick is 172 years old this year, looking toward a big celebration at 175 years old. We hope you find this book a fitting tribute to this historic time and a basis for pride in a wonderful community which we are proud to serve.