Yearly Archive: 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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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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