Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 30

Anticipating the 1940 Census

1940 US Federal Census Form

Something BIG will happen Monday. Something genealogists all across the country have been eagerly awaiting for 10 years. At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, April 2nd, nearly every genealogist in America will be on the Internet to view the 1940 US Federal Census for the first time. The digitized 1940 Census will be released by the National …

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Mar 27

Tombstone Tuesday–J Howard & Caroline Caffee

J Howard & Caroline Caffee, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Howard and Caroline (Miller) Caffee, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed, CAFFEE, Caroline, 1893-1988; J. Howard, 1892-1954, Galatians, 2:20. Howard Caffee obituary: Death Claims J. Howard Caffee, Widely Known Nearby Dairy Farmer J. Howard Caffee of southwest of Willshire died …

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Mar 23

V-mail from Germany to Willshire, 1945

V-mail from Herbert Miller in Germany, 1945.

I am a Charter Member and supporter of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. They recently sent me information about one of their programs, Operation Footlocker. Operation Footlocker gives school children across the country the opportunity to see and touch real World War II artifacts, while adding to their WWII education. Each footlocker …

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Mar 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Florence Marie Schumm

Florence Marie Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Florence Marie Schumm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The tombstone is inscribed: Florence Marie, Toch Von V.A. und B.W. Schumm, Gest. Den 10 Okt. 1913, Alter 2 M. 10 T. Translated: Florence Marie, daughter of V.A. and B.W. Schumm, died on 10 …

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Mar 16

Brewster Brothers in the Civil War

Brewster Brothers: George W, Winfield Scott, Daniel M, James Henry (seated), 1913.

Last week I shared a newspaper article and a photo of the first Brewster Reunion, held in Adams County, Indiana, in 1913. Among those in attendance were two Civil War veterans. Brothers James Henry and Daniel M. Brewster served in Company E of the 80th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry [OVI]. According to James Henry Brewster’s …

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