Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 12

Tombstone Tuesday–George & Anna B. Bollenbacher

George & Anna B. Bollenbacher, Liberty (aka Kessler) Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of George and Anna B. Bollenbacher. It is inscribed, George Bollenbacher, 1830-1912; Anna B. his wife, 1836-1913. This beautiful monument is located in Liberty Cemetery, also known as Kessler Cemetery, on Oregon Road, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The cemetery is about ½ mile from the Indiana state line and about …

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Jul 08

1920–Devastating Hurricane Visits Willshire Vicinity

The Willshire Herald, 2 April 1920

DEVASTATING HURRICANE VISITS WILLSHIRE VICINITY—That was the headline of the Friday, April 2, 1920 edition of The Willshire Herald. It was published less than a week after one of worst tornadoes swept through this part of the country. Why do I have an interest in tornadoes? A while back my mom gave me some old …

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Jul 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Anna Rosine Schumm

Anna "Rosine" (Schinnerer) Schumm tombstone, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Anna Rosine “Rosina” Schumm, first wife of Heinrich “Henry” Schumm. The tombstone is located in Row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio. The inscription on the tombstone is: Hier ruhet in Gott Anna Rosine. Ehefrau von Heinrich Schumm, geboren den 13 April 1854, gestorben den 15 January 1890. Im …

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Jul 01

Independence Day 2011

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The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is this coming Monday. On the Fourth we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, declaring America’s independence from Great Britain. I thought this would be a good time to talk about the ancestors from our family who fought for American independence over 230 years ago. I have two ancestors (that …

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