Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 28

This & That from The Willshire Herald

One of my favorite pastimes is looking through old issues of The Willshire Herald on microfilm at the Van Wert County Library. Below are some interesting articles that I recently found. Sustains Injured Hand John Scaer, farmer residing on route 2, Willshire, had the misfortune of cutting four fingers and the thumb off the left …

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Nov 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Philipp & Margetha Emrich

This is the tombstone of Philipp and Margetha Emrich, located row 8 of Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed Emrich on the front. On the south side: Hier ruhet in ? Philipp Emrich Geb. Den 26, Aug 1821 Gest. Den 4, Dez. 1891 Alter 70 J, 3 M, 8 T On the …

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Nov 21

Saying Goodbye to Kate

Last week the Schumm family sadly said goodbye to one of their own. Anna Katherine “Kate” (Schumm) Bischoff passed away on 12 November 2014 in Arizona, at the age of 97. Kate was born near Rockford on 19 March 1917 to Philip Frederick Martin and Leona Barbara (Schumm) Schumm. She had three sisters–Marie, Emma and …

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Nov 18

Tombstone Tuesday–Catherina P. Emrich

This is the tombstone of Catherina P. Emrich, located in row 8 of Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet Catherina P. Tochter von P. u. P. Emrich Gest. 18 Juli 1890 Alter 7 mo. U. 17 tag. Here rests Catherina P, daughter of P. and P. Emrich, died 18 July …

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Nov 14

Tragedy in the Oil Fields

Like a few other young farm men from the Midwest, two of my great-uncles went out west to work in the oil fields in the early 1900s. There was an oil boom in the western states at that time and young men were seeking adventure and a way to make their fortune. Jobs were plentiful …

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