Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 29

Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold

It was supposed to be a nice Sunday afternoon wedding, scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend,1950. Months of preparations and details were finally completed. The beautiful satin wedding gown from Fort Wayne had been fitted, pressed, and delivered. The Reverend Werner Von Kuhlberg and organist Velma Schumm were ready for the ceremony. The wedding cake was decorated …

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Nov 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Catharina Schüler

This is the tombstone of Catharina Schüler, located in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet in Gott Catharina Ehefrau von Michael Schüler Geborn 21 April 1810 Gestorben 3 Deceb 1838 Translation: Here rests in God, Catharina, wife of Michael Schüler, born 21 April 1810, died 3 December …

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Nov 22

A Chatt-Area Graduation?

A reader from Indiana recently sent me a copy of an old photo. Donna found the photo among her sister’s items and had never seen the photo before. Their mother is standing with a group of young adults and Donna believes the photo may be an eighth grade graduation picture, taken about 1910 at a …

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Nov 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Georg Schumm

This is the tombstone of Johann Georg Schumm, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. His sandstone marker is still very readable and is inscribed: Selig sind die toda- en die in dem Herrn sterben von nun an Ia Der Geist Sprieght dass sie ruhen von ihier arbeit, Den ihre …

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Nov 15

Letters From a WWII Soldier

Yesterday I started sorting through the World War II letters my dad wrote and sent to my Aunt Em and her husband decades ago. A few weeks ago Em’s family gave me the stack of letters that had been stored away in Em’s attic all those years. I plan to eventually transcribe them all, but …

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