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If walls could talk, Bernward Hall would have lots to say

11:50 AM, Apr. 8, 2013
Members of the staff at Bernward Hall took a break from work to pose for this photo in the 1950s. Kneeling in front, from left, are Irene Guell, Edith Miller and Bernette Demboski. Seated in back are Alice Duering, Eleanora Stroschine, Grandma Ciske, Fran Leonhardt, Myrtle Roloff, Edna Ciske, Florence Kurzynski and Ruth Doll.
Members of the staff at Bernward Hall took a break from work to pose for this photo in the 1950s. Kneeling in front, from left, are Irene Guell, Edith Miller and Bernette Demboski. Seated in back are Alice Duering, Eleanora Stroschine, Grandma Ciske, Fran Leonhardt, Myrtle Roloff, Edna Ciske, Florence Kurzynski and Ruth Doll.
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One of the most popular banquet and wedding reception halls was Bernward Hall on Van Dyne Road. This place had a long history that goes back to the early 1900s. When I moved to Fond du Lac in 1934, it was known as Sheridan Hall when Van Dyne Road was then Sheridan Drive. However, I have been told that before it was named Sheridan Hall, it was called Badger Gardens. That I did not know until I talked to my good friend Bill Lemke.

Sheridan Hall was owned by Art Hintz until he sold it to Eddie and Bernette Demboski around 1943 or 1944. I remember that there was a porch all the way across the front of the building. ...

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