Hanover Historical Society shares family heirlooms at annual meeting
Virdene Otto, Galva, explains an heirloom photo of his grandparents, Heinrich
Johann and Katherine Otto and their 16 children, at the annual Hanover Historical
Society meeting. He is wearing an 1875 vintage hat which was worn by his wife’s
great-grandfather on his wedding day. His wife’s family has direct ties to the
“Family Heirlooms” was the program as the Hanover Historical Society met on Sunday, January 12, at St. John Lutheran Church, near Hanover Village. Those attending were asked to bring a family heirloom and tell its story. The heirloom items varied from old toys, memorabilia from a family store, jewelry, furniture and tools. Vernon Winterhof demonstrated some unusual hand tools used in carpentry, and Suzanne Winterhof shared guidelines to help preserve these treasures.