Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 12

Tombstone Tuesday—Jeanetta, Charles and Amalia Schumm

This is the tombstone of Jeanetta A., Charles J. and Amalia  C. Schumm, located in row 3, old section J, Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Dublin Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed SCHUMM, Jeanetta A, 1875-1916, Charles J, 1875-1954, Amalia C, 1884-1969. Jeanetta was Charles’ first wife and he married Amalia after Jeanetta’s death. According …

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Jun 08

Albert G. Ellis–The Breuninger Connection

Who was Albert Gallatin Ellis and how does he fit into our family? Albert Gallatin Ellis is one of the best known American pioneers of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the upper Wisconsin River valley. He was born in Verona, New York, in 1800, the son of Eleazer Ellis. During his lifetime he was a teacher, …

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Jun 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary Breuninger Stamm Koehler

This is the tombstone of Mary (Breuninger) Stamm Koehler, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: KOEHLER, Mary A. Stamm, 1858-1930. Mary was the third child of my great-great-grandparents Louis and Maria (Seckel) Breuninger. According to Mary Koehler’s death certificate she was born 10 October …

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Jun 01

The Porch Swing

Ah, the good ol’ summertime. For me, summertime brings back childhood memories of long summer days spent at the Miller farm. I still remember that feeling of freedom when school was out and the whole summer was ahead of me. I spent nearly every summer on the farm with my Miller grandparents. I stayed with …

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