Monthly Archive: September 2016

Sep 30

More Photos with George M. Schumm

Here are a few more photos from what I like to refer to as the Germann Collection–a collection of old family photos that once belonged to sisters Edna and Viola Germann. Edna (1896-1997) and Viola (1900-2001) were the daughters of Stephen E. and Anna Elizabeth “Rosina” (Schumm) Germann. Edna and Viola were the granddaughters of …

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Sep 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Alger M & Matilda (Becher) Eley

This is the tombstone of Alger and Matilda (Becher) Eley, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: ELEY Matilda Becher Oct. 13, 1902 May 17, 1978 Alger M. “Peck” Nov. 5, 1900 July 3, 1964 Alger Medford Eley was born in Berne, Adams County, Indiana, on 5 November …

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Sep 23

George M. & Barbara (Schinnerer) Schumm Photos

Last week I wrote about and posted photos of the 1901 Long Beach wedding of George M. Schumm and Barbara Schinnerer. The couple was originally from the Willshire-Schumm area but moved to California around the turn of the century, just before their marriage. George M. (1867-1958) was the son of Jacob “Frederick” and Maria (Germann) …

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Sep 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Leslie G. Becher

This is the tombstone of Lesile G. Becher, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BECHER Leslie G. 1904-1982 Leslie George Becher was born 22 December 1904 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. He was the fourth of eight children born to William P. and Katie …

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Sep 16

Schumm-Schinnerer California Wedding, 1901

A Schumm/Schinnerer wedding would not have been that unusual around the Schumm, Ohio, area in 1901, but you would not expect to hear of one in Long Beach California. But there was one such wedding and the couple was originally from Schumm. These are photos from the Germann Collection—a collection of old family photos that …

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