The Old Family Homestead was on Route 61 and the barn said C. Herner 1908. The Herner family lived in the towns of Monroeville, Norwalk and Huron, Ohio. Vitus Herner and George Adam Hoerner arrived from Germany around the Civil War and established their families in the Monroeville area.
Margaret Herner holding her infant daughter Dorothy Mae Herner (later Mrs. Howard Mellein, she was born Jan 21, 1912, died Nov. 13, 1966).
Simmons School Nov. 10, 1914. The boy on the far left is my father, Raymond Carl Herner (b. Nov. 6, 1904, d. Dec. 10, 1984). I think the third boy from the left in the back row is one of his brothers, Earl Herner, but I'm not positive about that.
Greenfield basketball team of 1924-1925.
My father writes about them in a book of memoirs he wrote for my sisters and I. They were called the Greenfield Night Hawks. Apparently every crossroads community had a basketball team and this team played mostly at the Peru Community House, but did their practicing in the Herner barn. The players are labeled on the back, but part of the writing is cut off. Left to right:
Clarence "Cocky" Herner
Wray "Dutch" Aumend
Alfred "Al" Schaechterle
Floyd "Bish" Bishop
Earl "Stub" Herner
The 3 gentlemen in the one photo, are all relatives. Charles Herner is the one standing, Dan Grine and Fritz Herner are the other two. I think, this postcard was made at Cedar Point.
Herner Model T car, probably my dad in photo.