Jan 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann “Adam” Dietrich

Johann “Adam” Dietrich, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Johann Adam Dietrich, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Johann Adam
Dietrich
27 Jan. 1828
10 Feb. 1912
Alter 84 J. u. 14 T.
DIETRICH

Johann “Adam” Dietrich was born 27 January 1828 [1], the son of Jacob and Mary C. (Werner) Dietrich. [2] According to Zion Schumm’s records Adam was born in Hainstadt, Kreis Erbach, Hesse Darmstadt.

He went by the name of Adam, which I will use in the post.

Sutton’s 1882 History of Van Wert County indicates that Adam Dietrich was born in Germany in 1828 and that he came to America with his father, Jacob Deitrich, in 1838. The family settled in Willshire Township. Adam married Mary Germann in 1854 and they had six children. That biography also gives us a little idea about the life in Van Wert County in those early years: The Dietrichs, like many other early settlers, commenced in the woods without any means. They first lived in a camp till they could build a cabin; cleared a patch of ground for potatoes and corn; that fall they sowed one acre of ground in wheat; they were not able to buy the seed for more. This they cultivated with the hoe, not having a team to work with. He says they have been six weeks at a time without bread in the house. [3]

In 1840 the Jacob Dietrich family resided in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, not all that far from the Schumms. Their name does not look like Dietrich on the 1840 census page and is indexed as “Tudrich” on Ancestry.com, but I believe it is the same Jacob Dietrich family. The number of people in the family and their ages fit pretty well: Jacob, who was about 54, is in the 40-50 age column, shown a couple years younger than he actually was. A male, likely Adam who was 12, is in the 10-15 year column. A female, likely the mother who was age 38, is in the 30-40 year column. And a young female, likely daughter Maria K. who was 8, is in the 5-10 year column. [4]

The Jacob Dietrich family in 1850, in Willshire Township: Jacob, 63; Catharine, 48; and Adam 22. Jacob was a farmer. [5]

Johann “Adam” Dietrich married Maria Germann in Van Wert County on 21 November 1854. [6] Their marriage is not recorded in Zion Schumm’s records so they likely married nearby, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, where many of the Germanns worshipped.

The couple lost several children in the early years of their marriage. Their first son Jacob Dietrich died in infancy in 1857. Two years later, Catharina, one of their twin daughters, died the same day she was born. Their son Wilhelm died in 1863, at just a little over a year of age. Six of their children lived to adulthood.

The Adam Dietrich family in 1860: Adam, 32, born in Hesse Darmstadt; Mary E, 27, Hesse Hamburg; Mary M, 1, Ohio; Eserbert Zimmerman, 19, Bavaria; and Margaret Airaman, 15, Ohio. [7] They lived next door to Jacob and Catharine Dietrich.

The Adam Dietrich household in 1870, where Adam was a farmer: Adam, 42; Mary, 37; Augustus 7; Magdalene, 11; John, 9; Arnst, 6; Sophia, 3; and Henry, 9 months. The parents were born in Hesse Darmstadt and the children in Ohio. [8] The 1872 plat map of Willshire Township shows that Adam owned 160 acres, the northwest quarter of Section 23.

The Adam Dietrich household in 1880: Adam Dietrich, 52; Mary, 47, wife; Mary MM, 21; John, 19; Ernest, 15; Sophia, 13; Henry, 10; Emma, 6. Adam farmed and Mary kept house. [9] The 1886 plat map of Willshire Township shows that Adam owned most of the north half of Section 23, 300 acres. A 20-acre plot in the northeast corner was owned by Magdalene Sauer, likely Adam Dietrich’s daughter, who married Adam Sauer in 1883.

Adam’s wife Mary died on 28 November 1888 and is buried in Zion Schumm’s cemetery.

In 1900 Adam Dietrich, a widower residing with 4 of his children on the family farm: Adam, 72, head, Germany; John A, son, 39; Anna M S, daughter, 33; Henry J, son, 30; and Hannah E M, daughter, 26. The children were all born in Ohio. This enumeration indicates that Adam immigrated in 1838. Living next door was son Ernst Dietrich, his wife Clara (Schumm}, and their daughter Rosa. [10]

In 1910 Adam, 82, son Henry, 40, and daughter Sophie, 43, lived together, likely on the family farm. [11]  

Adam Dietrich died less than two years later, on 10 February 1912, from an infection caused by a bowel obstruction he had had for 30 days. He was 84 years and 14 days old. 84 years and 12 days according to his death certificate. He was buried on the 12th and Buchanan was in charge of the arrangements. His son Henry was the informant for the information on his death certificate. [2] Adam‘s funeral text was from the first chapter of 1 John. According to Zion Schumm’s records he was survived by 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 3 child relatives through marriage, 2 brothers-in-law, and 1 sister-in-law.

Adam and Maria (Germann) Dietrich, had the following children:
Jacob Dietrich (1857-1857)
Maria Magdalena “Lena” Margaretha (1859-1940), married Adam Sauer
Catharina (1859-1859), born and died on the same day, twin to Maria Magdalena Margaretha
Johann Adam (1860-1903)
Wilhelm (1862-1863)
Georg Ernst (1864-1905), married Clara Schumm
Anna Maria Sophia (1866-1945), did not marry
Jacob “Heinrich” (1869-1935), married Maria Schumm
Hannah “Emma” Magdalena (1874-1956), married Johann “Ferdinand” Schinnerer

 

[1] Adam Dietrich’s date of birth is given as 27 Jan 1828 on his death certificate, Zion Schumm’s records, and his tombstone.

[2] “Ohio County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9ZY-T2RF?i=87&cc=2128172 : viewed 14 Jan 2019), Adam Dietrich, 10 Feb 1912; Willshire Twp, Van Wert County.

[3] Sutton, History of Van Wert and Mercer Counties, Ohio, (1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, Indiana : Windmill Publications, Inc., 1991), 257.

[4] 1840 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p. 70, line 15, Jacob Tudrich; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=8057&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 14 Jan 2019).

[5] 1850 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p.172 (stamped), p.343 (penned), dwelling 357, family 376, Jacob Detrick; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com  (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=8054&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 14 Jan 2019).

[6] “Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch.org, Adam Detrick & Mary Elizabeth Germann, 21 Nov 1854, Van Wert, Ohio.

[7] 1860 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p: 151 (penned), dwelling 1075, family 1069, Adam Dertrich; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=7667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 4 Jan 2019).

[8] 1870 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p: 20 (penned), dwelling 136, family 137, Adam Dietrich; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=7163&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 4 Jan 2019).

[9] 1880 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 154, p: 449A (stamped), p.13 (penned) family 116, Adam Dietrich; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=6742&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 4 Jan 2019).

[10] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 98, p.310A (stamped), dwelling 210, family, 215, Adam Dietrich; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1900usfedcen/?name=adam_dietrich&birth=1828_germany_3253&birth_x=1-0-0&residence=_van+wert-ohio-usa_2983 : viewed 14 Jan 2019).

[11] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p258 (stamped), dwelling 115, family 116, Adam Dietorch; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=7884&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 14 Jan 2019).

Jan 11

Germann Family Record, January 1939, Vol. 1, No. 1

While looking for some Germann family information for this past week’s Tombstone Tuesday I came across copies of two booklets, Germann Family Record, one dated January 1939 (Vol. 1, No. 1) and the other dated August 1939 (Vol. 1, No. 2), published 80 years ago this year. Velma Schumm had the originals and I made these copies from them. I do not know how long the Germann family continued publishing these records or if these were the only two. Velma may have had more that I did not copy. If so, I wish that I would have copied more.

The booklets are six regular-size papers folded in half, making 24 pages. Written on the last page: Published occasionally at South Whitley, Indiana, as the official organ of the Germann family. Price 50 cents per copy, postpaid.

Germann Family Record, January 1939, Vol. 1, No. 1

The Germann Family Record staff:
Editor: Dr. Albert F.O. Germann, South Whitley, Indiana
Managing Editor: L. Barbara Germann, South Whitley
Art Editor: Edith H. Germann, South Whitley

The editor writes about the publication:

This is the first issue of a publication we have dreamed about for many years. We hope you will like it well enough to treasure it and to subscribe for the succeeding issues as they are announced. The next issue, by the way, is expected to appear before the 1939 reunion (about July 1, we hope), and advance subscriptions at twenty-five cents each (which is half price) will be very welcome.

The Germann family reunion officers are listed as:
President: Prof. Edwin J. Germann, 2148 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne
Vice-President: F. Rudy Germann, 517 North Market, Van Wert
Secretary: Mrs. Fred (Della) Brase, 1433 Stophlet St, Ft Wayne
Treasurer: Mrs. Adolph (Clara) Muntzinger, 319 Seminole Circle, Ft. Wayne

The editor continues:

…We aim to print…all the news about the Germanns that we can get our hands on…. We want you to tell us all the details about all important events in your life and about your entire family…We want to print pictures of everybody along with life histories or biographies…

As most of us know, we are descendants of four brothers; from now on we will call them by this name—the four brothers. These four brothers had twenty-two children who married and raised families; we will call them the twenty-two cousins. The family tree to be published in the next issue will bring the record down to these twenty-two cousins.

After that, we will have to follow each of the twenty-two lines. Each line will be more or less complicated and may require a separate issue of the Record. If it is at all possible, we wish to include in the next issue a continuation of the family tree through one of the twenty-two cousins, namely Georg Peter Germann, the third son of Philip the eldest of the four brothers. Georg Peter Germann was born on 16 August 1815, just two months after the battle of Waterloo…

What an ambitious task they set out to do! Today this would be a great idea for a blog. I wonder how long they continued this. Maybe someone knows.

What I found the most interesting was the section “Of Sunshine and Sorrow,” where they listed recent births, marriages, and deaths. They asked that Germann family members send family information to the South Whitley address. I will not give all the birth details since some of those individuals may still be living, but I will list their names.

Births:

Paul Walter Germann
Henry Carl Germann
Velma Marie Germann
Randall F. Brase
James Edward Bayfield
Paul Gerhard Germann Jr
Rose Marie Hofmann
Michael Wendt
Suzanne Heintz Lahrman
Marilyn Sue Smith

Marriages:

Frederick Schumm to Lois Anselman, 23 April 1938; Frederick, son of Charles and Jennie (deceased) Schumm, Rockford, Ohio; Lois, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anselman, Rockford.

August Horman to Mrs. Ida Scaer Roehm, 9 Jul 1938; living in Fort Wayne.

Dorrence Elwood Lincoln to Lucile Marie Stamm, 7 December 1938; Dorrence of Churubusco, Indiana; Lucile, daughter of Richard and Catharine (Schuster) Stamm, Ft. Wayne.

Deaths:

Fred Heintz, 70, of King City, Missouri, half-brother of Clara Heintz Andree, died 2 January 1938.

Clara Heintz Andree, 65, wife of Rev. Theodore Andree of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, died 23 January 1938.

Eva Holmes Busch, 42, wife of Ferdinand Busch of Springfield, Ohio died 25 January 1938.

Robert Jacob Germann, 13, son of Oscar E. and Laura Merkle Germann of Ohio City, Ohio, died 27 January 1938.

Alvin Richard Merkle, 3, son of Richard and Leah Dietrich Merkle of Glenmore, Ohio died 29 January 1938.

Charles Eckenstein, 76, of Van Wert, Ohio, died February 1938.

J.J. Germann, 79, of Sebetha, Kansas, died 25 February 1938.

Bertha Dauler Muntzinger, 51, wife of Henry Muntzinger of Convoy, Ohio, died 18 April 1938.

Richard Schaadt, 56, of near Convoy died 31 May 1938.

Clara Hostetler Germann, wife of Walter Germann of Fairview, Kansas, and daughter-in-law of J.J. Germann, died 14 July 1938

Martha Germann Livingood, 44, wife of Roy Livingood of Sebetha, Kansas, and daughter of J.J. Germann, died 26 July 1938.

Emma Germann Scaer, 78, widow of George Scaer of Convoy, died 1 July 1938.

William Stamm, 80, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died 19 July 1938.

Germann coat of arms, Germann Family Record, January 1939, Vol. 1, No. 1

The editor concludes:

The next issue, which is expected to come from the press about the first of July, will contain more about the family tree; in fact, from after the close of the Thirty Years War in 1648, until after the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815. There will be more about the Germann coats of arms and a picture of the ancestral family home in Baerweiler, Germany.

More to come from this booklet in future blog posts—minutes from the 1938 Germann reunion and some of their Germann history and genealogy.

Jan 08

Tombstone Tuesday–Maria E. (Germann) Dietrich

Maria E. (Germann) Dietrich, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Maria E. Dietrich, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier ruhet in Gott
Maria E. Ehefrau
von
Adam Dietrich
Geb. 20 Feb 1833
Gest. 28 Nov 1888
In Alter von 55
Jahr, 9 M. 8 T.

Here rests in God Maria E, wife of Adam Dietrich, born 20 Feb 1833, died 28 Nov 1888, at the age of 55 years, 9 months, and 8 days.

Maria Elizabeth Germann was born 20 February 1833 in Germany, the daughter of Peter Adam and Anna Elizabeth (Lauer) Germann, [1] who immigrated to America in the mid-1830s.

Sutton’s 1882 History of Van Wert and Mercer Counties, Ohio, indicates that two Germann brothers, Henry Jacob and Peter Adam, immigrated about 1834 and settled in Harrison Township, Van Wert County. “By intermarriage with the Reidenbachs and other early German settlers they are divided into what is known as the North and South Germann settlements…” The Peter A., Henry J., and Charles P. Germann families were also the first members of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Harrison Township, which was organized in 1847. [2]

Maria Germann married Johann “Adam” Dietrich in Van Wert County on 21 November 1854. [3] Their marriage is not recorded in Zion Schumm’s records so they likely married at St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

The couple lost several children in the early years of their marriage. Their first son Jacob Dietrich died in infancy in 1857. Two years later, Catharina, one of their twin daughters, died the same day she was born. Their son Wilhelm died in 1863, just a little over a year of age. Six of their children lived to adulthood.

The Adam Dietrich family resided in Willshire Township in 1860: Adam, 32, born in Hesse Darmstadt; Mary E, 27, Hesse Hamburg; Mary M, 1, Ohio; Eserbert Zimmerman, 19, Bavaria; and Margaret Airaman, 15, Ohio. [4] They lived next door to Jacob and Catharine Dietrich.

The Adam Dietrich household in 1870, where Adam was a farmer and Maria “Mary” kept house: Adam, 42; Mary, 37; Augustus 7; Magdalene, 11; John, 9; Arnst, 6; Sophia, 3; and Henry, 9 months. The parents were born in Hesse Darmstadt and the children in Ohio. [5] The 1872 plat map of Willshire Township shows that Adam owned 160 acres, the northwest quarter of Section 23.

The Adam Dietrich household in 1880: Adam Dietrich, 52; Mary, 47, wife; Mary MM, 21; John, 19; Ernest, 15; Sophia, 13; Henry, 10; Emma, 6. Adam farmed and Mary kept house. [6] The 1886 plat map of Willshire Township shows that Adam owned most of the north half of Section 23, 300 acres. A 20-acre plot in the northeast corner was owned by Magdalene Sauer, likely Adam Dietrich’s daughter, who married Adam Sauer in 1883.

Maria E. (Germann) Dietrich, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

Maria (Germann) Dietrich died in Willshire Township shortly after noon on 28 November 1888, after suffering with liver problems and jaundice for 13 weeks. She was 55 years, 9 months, and 8 days old.  She was buried on 30 November and her funeral text was Phil. 1:21.

Her husband Johann “Adam” Dietrich died in 1912 and is buried in row 4 of Zion Schumm’s cemetery.

Adam and Maria (Germann) Dietrich, had the following children:
Jacob Dietrich (1857-1857)
Maria Magdalena “Lena” Margaretha (1859-1940), married Adam Sauer
Catharina (1859-1859), born and died on the same day, twin to Maria Magdalena Margaretha
Johann Adam (1860-1903)
Wilhelm (1862-1863)
Georg Ernst (1864-1905), married Clara Schumm
Anna Maria Sophia (1866-1945), did not marry
Jacob “Heinrich” (1869-1935), married Maria Schumm
Hannah “Emma” Magdalena (1874-1956), married Johann “Ferdinand” Schinnerer

 

[1] Find a Grave memorial no. 83613694, Peter Adam Germann; and memorial no. 83615128, Anna Elizabeth (Lauer) Germann, Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Convoy, Ohio. Note by KMB: According to Zion Schumm’s records Maria was born in Becherbach, Oberamt Meisenheim der Landgrafschaft Hessen-Homburg.

[2] Sutton, History of Van Wert and Mercer Counties, Ohio, (1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, Indiana : Windmill Publications, Inc., 1991), 232, 235.

[3] “Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch.org, Adam Detrick & Mary Elizabeth Germann, 21 Nov 1854, Van Wert, Ohio.

[4] 1860 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p: 151 (penned), dwelling 1075, family 1069, Adam Dertrich; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=7667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 4 Jan 2019).

[5] 1870 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p: 20 (penned), dwelling 136, family 137, Adam Dietrich; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=7163&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 4 Jan 2019). Note by KMB: The Augustus enumerated with the family here may have been Augustus Bienz, born in 1863, and son of neighbor Johann Bienz, as recorded in Zion Schumm’s records. Perhaps he was staying with the Dietrich family.

[6] 1880 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 154, p: 449A (stamped), p.13 (penned) family 116, Adam Dietrich; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=6742&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 : viewed 4 Jan 2019).

 

Jan 04

Blog Highlights of 2018

Tuesday we welcomed in a new year, but today I am looking back at some of Karen’s Chatt’s 2018 blog posts. Looking at some things I found interesting and some things that I learned last year. That was part of my intention when I started blogging—to discover and learn some new things about my family and the community.

Some highlights of my 2018 blog posts:

I spent a good part of the year transcribing and posting the rest of my dad’s WWII letters. After nearly a year of transcribing and posting his letters I posted the last one on 30 October 2018. One of the most interesting things I learned from one of my dad’s letters was that he was standing along the side of the road when President Truman drove by, inspecting the troops at Frankfurt, Germany, on 26 July 1945. My dad wrote that the event was captured on film. [1] We actually found the film on-line! The film survived after all these years! It is very exciting to watch it, knowing that my dad was standing there along that highway with the other soldiers of the 84th. In the letter he wrote that he was the eighth man from the railroad overpass, but the film goes so quickly and you can’t make out any faces. But I know he was there!

President Truman drives by 84th Infantry Division, 26 July 1945. Herbert Miller is standing along the road. Photo from Critical Past, used by permission.

My great-grandmother Pearl (Reid) Brewster (1880-1962) was in two 5-generation photos in her lifetime, in photos that were taken nearly 60 years apart. [2] The first was taken about 1898 and the other taken about 1958. I had the newspaper clippings here all the time but I never put them together or thought about how amazing it is that she was in two 5-generation photos. It is pretty rare that someone can say they were in one 5-generation photo, let alone two! We took a 3-generation family photo with my Schumm grandparents after our son was born. That was as many generations as we had. I could have had a 4-generation family photo taken with my great-grandmother Pearl, but we didn’t. Sadly, I don’t think I ever had my photo taken with Pearl.

Front: William Reid, Gertrude (Brewster) Miller, Mary Ann (Cotterell) Headington. Back: Pearl (Reid) Brewster, Elvira (Headington) Reid. c1898

Brewster 5-generation photo, c1958.

When we visited Greenbriar Cemetery this fall to take some photos we noticed that Michael G. Pflueger’s tombstone had been reset and restored. [3] I photographed the marker in 2013 and it had fallen over and was resting on the ground. The restoration is very nice and it good to see the repairs. Kudos to the person(s) who repaired it. George “Michael” Pflueger was a private during the Civil War, in Company C of the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving from 1864-1865. [4] [5] He was my second great-granduncle, the brother of my great-great-grandmother, Maria Barbara Pflueger, who was the wife of my great-great-grandfather Johann “Ludwig” Schumm, one of the Schumm immigrants.

Michael G. Pflueger, Greenbriar Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2018 photo by Karen)

One of most popular posts of 2018 featured a photo of a man sitting in the Spitler Grocery huckster truck. [6] A reader wrote that the man sitting in the truck was actually Vernon Hoblet, her grandfather. The woman standing at the back of the truck was likely Vernon’s mother, Ada Hoblet. That photo and post created quite a conversation among readers and brought back many memories about the former groceries in Willshire and some other businesses, such as Mary Stetler’s ice cream parlor. I also learned that my grandma Hilda Schumm had a cream separator and sold her cream to Mary. Mary’s ice cream was said to have been the best around.

Spitler Grocery, Willshire, Ohio, Huckster Truck

An unbelievable story, sent to me by a reader, was about a 1919 basketball game, where Celina was beaten by Bluffton, Indiana, 138-0. Bruno Betzel played on Celina’s Phi Delta Kappa team that night. They were beaten by Bluffton Phi Delta Kappa and the game was played in Bluffton. [7] It sounds like Celina’s team didn’t really come to play. There must have been something else going on…

Celina Defeated by Phi Delta Kappa, 1919.

Mercer County native Pvt. August Froning, who was killed in action in France during WWI, was one of about 50 American soldiers honored in a Centennial Commemoration at Oberlauchen on 29-30 September 2018. The commemoration honored the American soldiers killed in action near their town of Linthal and to restore the monument that had been destroyed by the Nazis during WWII. [8]

Linthal, DNA, 3 Oct 2018

Finally, there was the story about the dynamiting of the Schumm Lutheran Parochial School in 1918 because of the anti-German sentiment during WWI. [9]

Zion Lutheran Parochial School, Schumm, Ohio (built in 1899)

It is always good to keep learning and adding information. Who knows what I will learn in 2019.

 

[1] Dear Mom & All—WWII Letters from Herb (part 24) , Karen’s Chatt, 6 Jul 2018.

[2] Two More Brewster 5-Generation Photos , Karen’s Chatt, 14 Dec 2018.

[3] Tombstone Tuesday—Michael G Pflueger (revisited) , Karen’s Chatt, 6 Nov 2018.

[4] 1890 Veterans Schedules, Van Wert County, Ohio, Willshire Township, p. 3, line 34, Home 121, Family 126, Michael Pflueger, database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 Apr 2013), from National Archives Microfilm, Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Publication M123, Record Group 15.

[5] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, on-line database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 May 2013), from National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/.

[6] Spitler Grocery Huckster Truck, Willshire, Ohio , Karen’s Chatt, 20 Apr 2018.

[7] 1919—Bluffton Shuts out Celina, 138-0 , Karen’s Chatt, 5 Oct 2018.

[8] Linthal, France, Honors WWI Fallen Americans , Karen’s Chatt, 16 Nov 2018.

[9] Schumm Parochial School Dynamited in 1918 , Karen’s Chatt, 13 Jul 2018.

 

Jan 01

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Karen’s Chatt! I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2019.

Both of these postcards were printed Germany. The first card is postmarked 1908. The second is not postmarked but was printed in 1910. You cannot tell by this photo, but the clock on the second card is embossed in gold.

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