Stories from the Penn Colony

Story NamesStories written or submitted by
Delivering CornR. R. Draper
Living in the Front RoomBob Williamson
I RememberLoyd Epley
German Blood Runs DeepBob Williamson
The Big Farm BellElma Heim Larimore
Nostalgia in a BoxKieth M. Heim
Memories of the FarmFrances Heim Whited
Penn Colony Meets for 90 Years in 2011Bob Williamson
Thanksgiving and ChristmasBob Williamson
Humor in History Bob Williamson
Just Suppose….. Bob Williamson from the Dawson Herald
Printing OfficeBob Williamson
2012 Family PicnicBob Williamson
Religious Education in Early Dawson HistoryBob Williamson
Word from Home in PennsylvaniaBob Williamson
Country Ladies Kensington Bob Williamson
Growing up in NebraskaTone Heim McArtor
Easy Double Treat Cookies for FallFeature Story December 2011
Raccoon HuntBob Williamson
Coming HomeMemorial Moment – Coming Home  – Mrs. Marilyn Thacker Ogle
Dad and Mother UlmerMrs. Delores Ulmer Chapman – Feature Story, September, 2010
Autographing the FarmJohn Heim – Feature Story, September, 2010
Elma Heim Griffith Memorial PagesBob Williamson
Early Day Heim OrchardLloyd Heim  
Early Roads were TrailsBob Williamson
Johnnie Heim and wife Margaret (Heim) HeimFeature Story November 2009
135th Anniversary CelebrationFeature Story May 2009
Autographic Account of the ColonyThis is a scholarly treatment of the evolution of the Pennsylvania Colony by Thomas W. Martin
The Biggest Land Sale Ever This Discusses a land sale from the 1909 Newspaper, of the W.G. Hummell farm
Dr. Harlan and Golda Heim…by Bob Williamson
Dr. Harlan S. Heim was a dedicated physician and served …
Miles RanchThis account of the Miles Ranch was written by  Mrs. Elma Heim Griffiths in 1976 for the Dawson Bicentennial.
Kills Wolffrom the Dawson Herald in the 30’s
Sippleys Came to Dawson in ‘79This letter was written by John Sippley of Bucyrus, Ohio, on March 3, 1879.
Grandma’s Secretwritten by Evelyn Heim Dallmann
Historic Walk from Church to Cemetery(cemetery story) Beneath the aged pine trees, just east of the old silver fence, blanketed by several years of pine needles, lies a once proud hand poured sidewalk…
Pioneers’ Standards are KeptDawson German Unit Loses Last Original Member
…By Anne Rush Riley …Published February 18, 1951 Lincoln Journal Star
We Don’t Do This Much Anymore…by Bob Williamson
Among the things handed down through the family is an autograph book ….
Christmas in old Blooming GroveWritten by Susan H. Little, and read at the Christmas Meeting of Lycoming County Historical Society, Dec. 19. 1940
Where is the little boy sipping from the sweet spring?…by Kent Knudsen
Kent is the grandson of Lloyd Heim and son of Charol Heim Pleiss
The Sweet Spring Still FlowsReprinted from the Omaha World Herald, Magazine of the Midlands, Sept. 15, 1974. Photos and story by Harold Cowan
One Hundred Years of Heims…
Coming to Nebraskafrom a diary kept by Rosina Heim
Further History of the Penn Colony of NebraskaWritten by Elma Heim Griffiths in 1955.
Who are the “Pennsylvania Dutch”by Don Yoder, Ph D., Dept of Religious Thoughts, University of Pennsylvania
“It’s Kraut Time”by Bob Williamson
A Visit with Motherwritten by Robert H. Weber of Tulsa, Ok. For the “Home Life” a family Christian Magazine
Ode to Family Reunionsfrom Mrs. Lois Dappen Hinkly
Cider Makingby Mrs. Israel …Gertrude…Heim
True Stratton and Rueben Ulmer
Wedding Day, June 16, 1915
Written by their oldest daughter, Evelyn Ulmer, upon the observance of the couples 50th wedding anniversary, June 16, 1965
Tales of Happy ChildhoodWritten by Jessie Heim Deweese of Dawson (Mother of new board member Martha Hoig)
The Heim FamilyThe Heims were a family of weavers; they were among the most zealous and devout… “Story taken from book “Blooming grove”
Candle MakingWritten by Elma Heim Griffiths
Rememberances of Life in the Dawson, Nebraska AreaAs told by Kenneth Heim in his Autobiography, 3/07/2000
Hops Still Growing After 120 Yearsby Bob Williamson
Dawson United Methodist ChurchTaken from annual conference records. by H. A. Shwab
Pioneer Citizen Observes AnniversaryThe sixty-sixth birthday of Israel Ulmer was quietly celebrated ….
It Pays to Keep Accurate RecordsThis article about the egg laying business of Wesley Heim …
The Story of my LifeDr. Ernst Max Adam (Nov.20, 1801 – Sept. 15, 1880)
A Tribute to Jacob S. Heimfrom the “Folklore” book.
It may be purchased by going to the “for sale” page
Good Gifts Come In Strange ContainersDr. Keith Heim
Woman’s’ Work Is Never DoneElma Griffith wrote for Dawson Bicentennial History News
A Tribute to “Aunt Rosa”By Anne Rush Riley, Dawson, Nebraska
The Depression YearsBy – Keith M. Heim
Spring Planting on Jacob Heim Farm 1875from the book “Westward Bound”
Shooting MarblesWritten by Mike Cummings in his book of “Remembers”
Permanent ColonistsHistory of the German Dunkers who settled in Lycoming County
The Blooming Grove ColonyThe colony of 1804 comprised the following …
Grandfather’s Bee StoryAbout eight or ten hives kept the family supplied
Christmas was a very exciting timeWritten by Kenneth Heim in his autobiography
More Westward Boundby Mary Heim Bilsing
Spinning and WeavingWritten in 1942 by Elma Heim Griffiths
Dawson’s First TelephoneSubmitted by Bob Williamson
Barns, soon a thing of the past!Bob Williamson
From Prairie to CivilizationBob Williamson
Butchering and Fresh WaterArthur W. Heim, Dawson, Nebraska
Pennsylvania – Dutch CultureExcerpted from the English Pennsylvania Dutch Dictionary, Culinary Arts Press,  Reading, Pa. 1965
Story of a real Emergency!As told to Elma Heim Griffiths by the participants
The “Barn Raising”By Arthur W. Heim grandson of Jacob G. Heim and .
Butchering and Soap MakingWritten for the Folklore book by Mrs. Israel L. ..Gertrude.. Heim of Lincoln, Nebraska
Quilting Partiesby Susan Heim Little, Williamsport, Pa
A Man Named GoodMike Cummings
Sunday Morning Memorial MomentBy Donna Heim Epley
Pennsylvania Textiles and Needleworksubmitted by Bob Williamson
The John J. Heim FamilyWritten by the late Elma Heim Griffiths
The Dawson Herald NewspaperSubmitted by Bob Williamson
Homespun PleasuresBy Elma Heim Griffiths, in 1955 for the book
Eating Out in the 50’s and 60’sSubmitted by Bob Williamson
Sippleys Came to Dawson in ‘79Letter was written by John Sippley of Bucyrus, Ohio