Monthly Archive: June 2018

Jun 29

Holmes County–Just Passing Through

This past week we spent a few days in Holmes County. In addition to the beautiful eastern Ohio countryside in this Amish community there is an abundance of shopping opportunities, handcrafted Amish items, cheese, wine, delicious home-style food, and other attractions. It is also the area where several of my ancestors lived for awhile before …

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Jun 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Willie H. & Walter T. Weinmann

This is the tombstone of brothers Willie H. and Walter T. Weinmann, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The brothers were the first two children born to George (Jr.) and Mary Elizabeth (Gunsett) Weinmann and they share this weathered marble tombstone. The “front” of the marker faces west …

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Jun 22

2018 Vacation Bible School at Zion Chatt

This week was Vacation Bible School for the Chatt community, held at Zion Chatt this year. The two churches in Chatt, Zion Lutheran and the Chattanooga United Methodist Church, take turns hosting the annual week-long event and this year was Zion’s turn. They have combined to host very successful and popular Bible School programs for …

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Jun 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Christian Roehm

This is the tombstone of Christian Roehm, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Christian Son of Andrew & [unreadable] ROEHM Died 12 July 1863 Aged 13 Y, 11M, 12 D Christian Roehm was born in Ohio, likely in Tully Township, Van Wert County, on …

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Jun 15

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 23)

My dad, Herbert Miller, was trained as a replacement troop during the fall of 1944. After he arrived in Europe he was assigned to Company L, 333rd Regiment, 84th Infantry Division. The 84th was known as the Railsplitters. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium and later in parts of Luxembourg, Germany, …

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