Monthly Archive: September 2017

Sep 29

Nuts to Hickory Nuts

We decided to take advantage of the nice fall weather this past week by taking a drive along the woods. On our little ride we noticed a hickory nut tree loaded with nuts. Some of the nuts had already fallen to the ground. This must be the one of the better years for hickory nuts. …

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Sep 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Dora C. (Bollenbacher) Anspaugh

This is the tombstone of Dora C. (Bollenbacher) Anspaugh, located in row 9 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: DORA C. Wife of JAMES L. ANSPAUGH Died May 17, 1902 Aged 20 Y. 10 M. 10 D. ANSPAUGH Dearest Dora we must lay thee In the peaceful grave’s embrace But thy …

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Sep 22

Old Advertising Items from Willshire Grain & Supply

Last week I wrote about Willshire Grain & Supply, where my mom worked as their bookkeeper for 33 years. The three local grain elevators were owned by Tom Burk and were located in Willshire, Schumm, and Wren, Ohio. As was the practice of many businesses, Willshire Grain & Supply gave away advertising items, especially at …

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Sep 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob & Margaret (Huffman) Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Jacob and  Margaret (Huffman) Bollenbacher, located in row 8, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Jacob 1848-1929 Margaret His Wife 1855-1921 BOLLENBACHER Jacob Bollenbacher was born in Petersbach, Germany, on 28 October 1848, the son of Abraham Bollenbacher. [1] Some sources show that his mother’s name was …

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Sep 15

Willshire Grain & Supply

When harvest time comes around I always remember how busy my mom, Florence (Schumm) Miller, was during the fall harvest as Willshire Grain & Supply’s bookkeeper. She often put in extra hours during what was probably the busiest time of the year for both her and the farmers. Anyone who knew my mother remembers that …

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