Monthly Archive: July 2017

Jul 28

Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm’s German-American Cookbook, 1892

While looking through some of those old German books that once belonged to my Schumm ancestors I found a very old cookbook that belonged to my great-grandmother Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm (1861-1921). She was the wife of Louis Schumm and mother of my grandfather Cornelius Schumm. This book is titled Das Deutsch-Amerikanische Kochbuch, Illustrirt, (The German-American …

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Jul 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Sarah R. (Dodge) Huffman

This is the mausoleum marker of Sarah Rosanna (Dodge) Huffman, located in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The vault is inscribed: Mother Sarah R. Huffman 1854-1947 According to Zion Chatt’s records Sarah Rosanna/Roseann/Rose Ann Dodge was born 12 February 1858, while her death certificate gives her date of birth as 12 February …

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Jul 21

Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County, part 2

Last week I posted four of six postcards from The Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County, Ohio, that were sent to my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm. Last week’s postcards were dated from 1889-1893. Today I am posting the other two postcards that Louis had stashed away in an old book. These two are …

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Jul 18

Tombstone Tuesday–George F. Huffman

This is the mausoleum marker of George F. Huffman, located in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, Mercer County, Ohio. The vault is inscribed: Father George F. Huffman 1853-1937 George Ferdinand Huffman was born in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 29 June 1853 according to Zion’s Familienbuch. He was the son of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Hartzog/Herzog) Hoffman. …

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Jul 14

Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County

I am still finding interesting items with some good information in places that I haven’t had the time to go through yet. The other day I was unpacking some old books that belonged to my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm and his son Cornelius, my grandfather. Most of these books were old and were written in …

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