Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 29

Tombstone Tuesday—Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller (1843-1918), Zion Lutheran Mausoleum

This is the mausoleum marker of Jacob Miller. The mausoleum is located at the west side of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. I have never been able to find Jacob’s Ohio death certificate. The only records I have of his death are the church records, the mausoleum marker, and his obituary. Jacob’s wife Christine is …

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Mar 25

Working the Land

Carl Miller, Jacob’s son, planting corn

Most of my ancestors were farmers. They were among those who cleared and worked the land, a difficult but rewarding job that played an important part in the growth of our country. Johann “Jacob” Miller, my great grandfather, emigrated from Bavaria in 1871. On the ship’s passenger list Jacob stated that he was a farmer …

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Mar 22

Tombstone Tuesday—J. J. Schumm

JJ-Schumm

Although the inscription “JJ Schumm” is all that is legible on this tombstone, I believe that this is the grave marker of Johann Jacob Schumm, one of the Schumms who immigrated to America in 1833 from Wuerttemberg. I will show how I arrived at this conclusion by using the church records of Zion Lutheran Church, …

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Mar 18

Dropping Pennies

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Years ago, when I was a child in Sunday School, we used to sing a song when the offering was taken up. The song was Dropping Pennies, and it went like this: Hear the pennies dropping Listen while they fall. Every one for Jesus He shall have them all. Chorus: Dropping, dropping, dropping, dropping Hear …

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Mar 15

Tombstone Tuesday – Ed Roesner

North Grove Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Edward Roesner and his wife Goldie “Helen”, nee Lee. They are buried in Ward 13, Row 7 in North Grove Cemetery, just north of Celina in Mercer County, Ohio. Edward was the subject of the two previous blogs. Edward Roesner was born 27 November 1893 in Van Wert County, Ohio, …

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