Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31

Willshire Public School

After looking at last week’s old school photos I got to thinking about my elementary school, Willshire Public School, in Van Wert County, Ohio. I attended school there from first grade through eighth grade, although the school system expanded and changed its name during that time. Construction on the Willshire school building was started in …

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Aug 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Bernice E. and Robert L. Dudgeon

This is the tombstone of Bernice and Robert Dudgeon, located east of Geneva in Riverside Cemetery, Wabash Township, Adams County, Indiana, The marker is inscribed: DUDGEON, Bernice E., 1907-1994, Robert L., 1903-1992. Obituary: ROBERT L. DUDGEON Robert L. Dudgeon, 88, route 2, Berne, died Friday, Mar. 27 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. Death was …

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Aug 24

School Days

Right now I’m sure most local school-aged children are wondering where this summer has gone, lamenting because most of the schools in our area opened this past week. I remember those days. I have been sorting through several groups of photos that I obtained this summer. There were several school pictures among my dad’s photos …

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Aug 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Caroline Biberstein

This is the tombstone of Caroline Biberstein, located in row 14 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed Hier ruhet, Caroline Biberstein, Geb. 14 Nov 1874, Gest 15 Oct 1890, Alter 15 Jah, 11 Mo, 1 Td. Translation: Here rests Caroline Biberstein, born 14 Nov 1874, died 15 Oct 1890, …

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Aug 17

This & That During The Summer of 2012

This busy summer is quickly coming to an end. As usual, I didn’t get everything accomplished that I had planned. I wasn’t able to research as much as I had hoped and I still haven’t started my 1812 application. But I did collect, digitize and organize a lot of old family photos. I attended a …

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