Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 13

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb

A few weeks ago I purchased a book, Home Front to Battlefront, An Ohio Teenager in World War II, by Frank Lavin. Frank’s father Carl Lavin was from Canton, Ohio, and was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. When Carl turned 18 he enlisted in the Army and eventually was part of …

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Oct 10

Tombstone Tuesday–Mildred B. Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Mildred B. Bollenbacher, located in row 9 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Mildred B. Dau of Abe & Amanda Bollenbacher Died Dec. 7, 1914 Aged 6y, 6m, 3d Our Darling Mildred B. Bollenbacher was born 4 June 1908, as calculated from her tombstone …

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Oct 06

Schumm Elevator Burned, 1972

The year was 1972 and there was a big fire in the little village of Schumm, Ohio. Recently I wrote a couple blog posts about the Willshire Grain & Supply elevators that were located in Willshire, Wren, and Schumm for several decades, from the1940s to the early 1980s. My mom worked as a bookkeeper at …

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Oct 03

Tombstone Tuesday–Abraham & Amanda M. (Brush) Bollenbacher

This is the tombstone of Abraham and Amanda M. (Brush) Bollenbacher, located in row 8 of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: BOLLENBACHER Amanda M 1889-1954 Abraham 1884-1940 Abraham Bollenbacher was born 8 December 1884 in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana, the son of Jacob and Margaret (Huffman) Bollenbacher. [1] …

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