Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 13

What Chatt Folks Expect of Santa Claus, 1933

The folks of Chattanooga, Ohio, have always been a close-knit community with a knack for making the best of the times. Even during the Great Depression. They worked hard in the little village but they also knew how to have a good time. And they enjoyed kidding around with each other. Some of this good-natured …

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Dec 10

Tombstone Tuesday–Friederich & Magdalena Schumm

This is the tombstone of Johan Friederich and Magdalena Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Hier ruhet in Gott zu Eheleute Friederich und Magdalena Schumm Magdalena Schumm Geboren Den 4 Sept. 1819 Gestorben Den 15 Marz 1897 Friederich Schumm Geboren Den 24 …

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Dec 06

Some Christmas Postcards from Years Past

My grandfather, Cornelius Schumm, had a scrapbook filled with postcards he received and collected when he was a young man in the early part of the twentieth century. I am not sure how I ended up with the scrapbook but I am glad to have it. I like old postcards and have a modest collection …

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Dec 03

Tombstone Tuesday–George M. Schumm

This is the tombstone of George Martin Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet in Gott George M. Schumm Gestorben Den 4 Juni 1871 Im Alter von 58 Jahr 6 mo. 24 Tage Translation: Here rests in God, George M. Schumm, died …

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