Monthly Archive: February 2016

Feb 26

1940 Willshire School Bus for Chatt-area Students

How did rural students get to school in 1940? By riding a school bus, just like they do today. Below is a 1940 photo of students who lived in the Chattanooga, Ohio, area and rode the school bus to the Willshire Public School. With help, I have been able to identify most of the students …

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Feb 23

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary Ursula Hiller

This is the tombstone of Maria Ursula Hiller, located in row 10 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier Ruht In Gott Mary R [?] Dau of G & C Hiller Died Aug. 9, 1888 Aged 7 mo According to Zion Chatt’s records, Maria Ursula Hiller was born to …

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Feb 19

A 1957 Journal

I never realized until lately, while sorting through some papers, that my mom regularly kept a journal. Well, sort of. She used a date book and wrote down events that happened during the year. I found her date book/journal for 1957 rather interesting and will share some events and noteworthy items that she chose to …

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Feb 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Lennie Hiller

This is the tombstone of Lennie Hiller, located in row 10 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Lennie Dau. of G & C Hiller Died May 8, 1883 Aged 7 Y 8 M The inscription for this young girl is carved on the side of her mother’s tombstone, Caroline …

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Feb 12

Remembering Velma Schumm (1914-2016)

This past week we said good-bye to a Schumm centenarian, a faithful servant of the church, a life-long member of the community, and a friend to many. Velma Louise Schumm passed away 6 February 2016 at the Laurels of Shane Hill, near Rockford. She was 101 years old, the same age as my grandma Schumm …

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