Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 12

Tombstone Tuesday–J. Michael Grund

This is the tombstone of J. Michael Grund, located in row three of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The broken marker is inscribed: J. Michael Sohn von [?] & E. Maria Grund Gestorben Den.19, Novbr. 1857 Alter 24 Jahre, 19 Tag Translation: J. Michael, son of [unreadable] & E. Maria Grund, died the …

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Nov 08

A Story for Veterans Day

This coming Monday, 11 November, we commemorate Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day was created to recognize of the end of World War I.  Fighting between the Allied nations and Germany ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. That date is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”  Veterans …

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Nov 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Georg & Maria Grund

This is the tombstone of Georg and Maria Grund, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: GRUND Maria Ehefr. bon G. Grund Gest. Den 9 Marz 1913 Alter 59Y, 3M, 26T Georg Grund Geb. Den 12 Dez. 1844 Gest. Den 5 Apr 1926 Translation: Maria, …

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Nov 01

Remembering Aunt Em

Our Miller family gathered together this week. We met for the visitation and funeral of my aunt Em. We gathered for the same reason just last year, when my dad passed away. The family is once again a little smaller. Emilene (nearly everyone called her Em) was one of my dad’s older sisters. There were …

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