Friday, June 8, 2012
Fire Destroys Ackerman Barn This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Tuesday, June 7, 1932 Fire Monday night destroyed the large barn and two years crops of alfalfa hay on the John Ackerman farm, five miles southwest of Ypsilanti near Stony Creek road. The building which was of substantial construction was about 50 by 30 feet in dimension. An old hen house, which was near it, was also destroyed but neighbors, by forming a bucket brigade, were able to save three other structures. The residence was not endangered. Cause of the blaze is not known as members of the Ackerman family were not at home when the fire started. There was no electric wiring in the barn. The building caught fire at about 8:45 and burned past midnight.