Monthly Archive: October 2014

Oct 31

Happy Halloween!

Everyone likes to dress up for Trick or Treat and the students at Zion Lutheran Schumm’s parochial school were no exception. Shown below are parochial school students in 1943. Their teacher Gordon Mackenson was the only one not wearing a costume. It would be difficult to guess just who was behind those masks. Actually, one …

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Oct 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Ray A. Schott

This is the tombstone of Ray Albert Schott, located in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Adams County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed: SCHOTT Ray A Schott PFC US Army World War II Apr 3, 1919 – Apr 15, 1993 Our Dad   Fredrick, Linda, and Rebecca The reverse side of the monument is inscribed: SCHOTT Alice Anna (Cook) …

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Oct 24

One That Got Away–Seeking Information about Schumm

I mentioned last week that I regularly follow Ebay auctions in search of old postcards from the area. Recently there was a very interesting postcard up for auction–a picture postcard of Schumm, Ohio, as it was about 100 years ago. It was a photo of a large brick building by the railroad tracks that were …

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Oct 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Clarence Schott

This is the tombstone of Clarence Schott, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Clarence Schott Son of Frederick W. & Wilhelmina 1914-1962 Clarence was the fifth child born to Frederick W. and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Emerich, born 24 November 1914 near Chattanooga. He was baptized as …

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Oct 17

One Old Postcard

An address on an old postcard. A town I had never heard of. Sometimes it only takes one little clue. That’s what it took to help solve this mystery. The past several weeks my Tombstone Tuesday posts have been about the Schotts, Ladermans, and Linns who are buried in Zion Chatt’s Cemetery. Mary (Schott) Laderman …

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