Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 12

Tombstone Tuesday–George & Anna B. Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of George and Anna B. Bollenbacher, located in row 7 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: George Bollenbacher 1830-1912 Anna B. His Wife 1836-1913 BOLLENBACHER Kessler Cemetery, aka Liberty Cemetery, is about ½ mile from the Indiana state line and about two miles south of Chattanooga, Liberty …

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Jul 08

1920–Devastating Hurricane Visits Willshire Vicinity

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

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

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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