Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31

Tombstone Tuesday–Margaretha Schumm

This is the tombstone of Margaretha Schumm, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The gravestone is inscribed: Margaretha, ehefrau [wife] of Friedrich Schumm, gest [died] 27 Jun 1885, 38y, 3m, 2t [days]. According to the church records of Zion, Schumm, Margaretha Schumm, born Ehrmann [Ehrenmann], was the wife …

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Jan 27

Happy Anniversary to Karen’s Chatt!

This is the one year anniversary of Karen’s Chatt. It is hard to believe that one whole year had passed since Jeff created this website for me. I have read that the average life of a website is 100 days. I think we have done pretty well considering this is primarily a family-specific website. Below …

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Jan 24

Tombstone Tuesday–Friedrich Schumm Jr.

This is the tombstone of Friedrich Schumm Jr., located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The gravemarker is inscribed: Hier Ruhet [here lies] FRIEDRICH SCHUMM, Geb. [born] Apr. 1, 1844; Gest. [died] Dez. 24, 1907. Text Offenb. Johannis. Kap. 7, Vers 13 Bis 17. According to the church records …

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Jan 20

Alta Jane’s Autograph Books

Last week I showed some photos of a few Bryan family heirlooms that I photographed last fall while visiting my distant cousin Ed. The John and Hannah (Huey) Bryan family lived in Bear Creek Township, Jay County, Indiana, in the latter half of the 19th century. I found it surprising that they had calling cards …

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Jan 17

Tombstone Tuesday–Peter J & Mary A Bryan

This is the tombstone of Peter J and Mary A Bryan, located in Loofbourrow Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana. The grave marker is inscribed: BRYAN, Peter J. Bryan, 1852-1914; Mary A. his wife, 1854-1901. Passage:  P.J. BRYAN PASSES AWAY:  P.J. Bryan of Jefferson Township, father of S.P. Bryan, our local jeweler, died at his …

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