Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Wilhelm A. Scaer

Wilhelm A. Scaer 23 Jul 1897-26 nov 1906) Schumm Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Wilhelm A. Scaer. It is located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The inscription on the stone is Wilhelm A. Scaer, Geb. den 23 Juli 1897, Gest. den 26 Nov 1906. Geb. [geboren] is German for born and Gest. [gestorben] is German for died. …

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Jun 24

We Are For The Birds

Baltimore Oriole

Joe and I enjoy watching and feeding the birds here. We could not keep from turning into avid bird watchers after we moved into our home in the woods years ago. Colorful birds would fly past our windows and our curiosity got the best of us. We had to find out what those birds were. …

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Jun 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary Bryan

Mary, wife of Peter Bryan, Died 10 Nov 1864, Aged 64y, 10m, Pingry Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana (2001 photo)

This is the tombstone of Mary (Huey) Bryan, located in Pingry Cemetery, Bear Creek Township, Jay County, Indiana. The tombstone is very weathered, but the inscription appears to be: “Mary, Wife of Peter Bryan, died 10 Nov 1864, aged 65y, 10m.” Her tombstone is broken and the rest of the inscription is gone. Mary and …

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Jun 17

The Peter Bryan Family–Pennsylvania>Ohio>Indiana

Estate of Peter Bryan, deceased. Box 8, 1854, Jay County, Indiana, Historical & Genealogical Society.

The saga of Peter Bryan and his family continues. Peter was featured in my last Tombstone Tuesday blog and was my 4th great-grandfather. Peter Bryan (1796-1854) and his wife Mary (Huey) Bryan (1799-1864) indicated that they were both born in Pennsylvania when they were enumerated in the 1850 census. (source: 1850 US Census, Monroe, Allen, …

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Jun 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Peter Bryan

Peter Bryan, Died Aug 14, 1854, age 57y, 11m, 17d; Pingry Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana

This is the tombstone of Peter Bryan, located in Pingry Cemetery, Bear Creek Township, Jay County, Indiana. The tombstone is inscribed, “Peter Bryan, died Aug 14, 1854, age 57y, 11m, 17d.” Peter was the father of John Bryan, who was featured in my last Tombstone Tuesday blog. Peter is also my 4th great-grandfather. Peter was …

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