Yearly Archive: 2011

Nov 08

Tombstone Tuesday–Christian M. Schinnerer

Christian M. Schinnerer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Christian M. Schinnerer, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The gravestone is inscribed Christian M, son of F & E Schinnerer, gestorben [died] 19 Aug 1881, age 2 years, 2 months, 1 day. The image of a lamb is carved above his name. …

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Nov 04

The Müllers–Generations of Shepherds

"Shepherd in Fagaras Mountains, Romania" Photo courtesy of Darwinek, Wikimedia.

Several years ago, when I first began to research my Müller ancestors, I just assumed that it would be a rather simple process to trace my German lineage. After all, I knew that one all-important fact, the name of my immigrant ancestor’s home town. Any researcher will tell you that you can’t research across the …

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Nov 01

Tombstone Tuesday–Wilhelmine M. Schinnerer

Wilhelmine M. Schinnerer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Wilhelmine M. Schinnerer, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The gravestone is inscribed Wilhelmine, daughter of F & E Schinnerer, gestorben [died] 5 August 1881, aged 5 months, 12 days. According to the church records of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, Wilhelmine Margaretha Schinnerer …

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Oct 28

Recollections of Chattanooga, Ohio, Part 2

Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga. Frame church 1860-1917. (Photo c1912)

The following is the continuation of a narrative written by Rev. Reuben Valentine Smith in 1955. It is his personal account of his experiences as a pastor at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Ohio, from 1899-1905. A Busy Preacher I was a very busy person. I had the school on my hands. I preached a German sermon every Sunday morning …

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Oct 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Friedrich P.M. Schinnerer

Friedrich P M Schinnerer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Friedrich P. M. Schinnerer, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. All that is readable on the gravestone is Friedrich P M, son of Friedrich & Margaretha. This tombstone is broken, weathered, and basically unreadable. I relied in part on the Van Wert County, …

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