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SOCIAL 1: Milford Twp. Council #1 and the Milford Twp. Discussion Group

SOCIAL 2: Cornett Band and Brincefield Quartet

SOCIAL 3: The K. U. W. L. Club / Tallawanda Progressive Club

SOCIAL 4: The  Pals and/or Priscilla Club

SOCIAL 5: The Tallawanda Garden Club

SOCIAL 6: The Darrtown Knights of Pythias Lodge

SOCIAL 7: The Darrtown Odd Fellows Society

The social organizations that are available from the links listed above are not presented as an all-inclusive list of Darrtown social organizations. As memories provide and/or as ongoing research efforts reveal, content and details will be added and/or updated. If you can provide additional content or if you help make any of the current information more accurate, please contact the Darrtown webmaster.


1894 Darrtown

Cornett Band


(RIGHT) This image of the Darrtown Cornett Band and the accompanying caption appeared in an undated and unnamed newspaper article contributed by Dale Bufler.


"Before the turn of the century, there were several community bands in Butler County, including the Darrtown Cornet Band, organized in 1894.


Seated: George Bowman, Jr., John Darr, Ed Phillip, George Geisler, and Charlie Hinkle.

Standing: George Bowman Sr., Dr. Shaffer, Ben Bufler, Joseph Bufler Sr., leader of the band, John Kolb, Peter Leibrich, Frank Bufler, Jr., and Orla Shaffer."


Jean (Decker) Howse-Henke donated the image at the right on April 24, 2019.


Jean wrote:


"Fred,  can you use this?  I came across it when cleaning out some things. ... Thanks for doing the newsletter. If I find anything else on the Decker family I'll let you know."


The note on the image connects the Decker and Geisler families.


This is

another example

of how the website

is enriched by contributions from others.

The Darrtown

Cornet Band

(circa 1890's)


(LEFT) This undated image was contributed by Kay Weiss in July 2012.


Kay's email included this statement: "...the only identification I have: "Grandpa" (George Washington Bowman, 1836-1908) at the bass drum; "Dad" (George Washington Bowman, 1872-1931) with the snare drum."


If you can identify any of the band members, please contact the webmaster.

The Cheesy Brencefield Quartet

RIGHT: This photo shows Cheesy Brencefield as a young man.


(Photo contributed by Fran Weiss)

RIGHT: From hand-written notes on a photo contributed by Fran Weiss, we believe the men are (from left to lower right): Frank Bufler, Ben Bufler, Rebe (or Kebe - sp.?) Folmer, and Cheesy Brencefield.

ABOVE: The Brencefield home appears in the center of this photo.


Dale Bufler has memories of the Brencefield house, which, as seen in this image, was located directly across Main Street from the Hitching Post. Today (2008) this location is a vacant lot. In the 1950's, the Butterfield family lived in this house.


Bill Weiss provided this photo, which was taken by his father, Paul, in the 1950's.

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