Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 13

Bennett Family in the 1940 Census

Louise, Fred & Helen "Goldie" Roesner

This past week I continued to browse through the recently released 1940 census on Ancestry.com. This time I was looking for my husband’s side of the family. I found Joe’s mother Louise with her family right away. I knew they were probably living in Celina, Jefferson Township, Mercer County, Ohio, but I did not know …

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Apr 10

Tombstone Tuesday—Johann Jacob Dietrich

Johann Jacob Dietrich, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Johann Jacob Dietrich, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed Hier ruhet in Gott Johann Jacob Dietrich, geb. den 18 Deb. 1786, gest, den 26 April 1866, alt 79 Jahr 4 Monat & 8 Tag. (Here rests in God Johann …

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Apr 06

Browsing the 1940 Census

Some of the first relatives I located in the 1940 census.

I’m sure everyone knows by now that the 1940 US census was released this past Monday, 2 April.  Many of us were eagerly awaiting that day but, as you probably also heard, things did not go as planned. There were over 22.5 million hits on the NARA website within three hours as people tried to …

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Apr 03

Tombstone Tuesday–Andreas Dietrich

Andreas Dietrich, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Andreas Dietrich, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Andreas, son of J. and C. Dietrich, died 10 Oct 1846, aged 3 years, 6 months, 12 days. His death is the 5th death recorded in the Schumm church records: Andreas …

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