Monthly Archive: July 2018

Jul 31

Tombstone Tuesday–6 Schumm Immigrants

This weekend descendants of John George Schumm will gather in Schumm, Ohio, for the the 43rd biennial Schumm reunion. Many relatives, often over 200, gather for some or all of the day’s activities, which include the morning worship service at Schumm’s Zion Lutheran Church, a noon meal consisting of a variety of some the best home-made …

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Jul 27

Decatur Street, Willshire, 1910

Seeing and studying old picture postcards is always fun. They give us a glimpse of how things looked years ago; what and where the stores were and how people got around. Chattanooga picture postcards are hard to find but postcards from Willshire are a little more common. Above is a nice picture postcard of Decatur …

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Jul 24

Tombstone Tuesday–J. George & Katharine (Karcher) Weinmann

This is the tombstone of Johann Georg Weinmann [Sr] and Katharine (Karcher) Weinmann, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Katharine Weinmann Gest. 13 Dez. 1907 Alter 75 J. 3 M. 10 T. 1Cor. 15, 25, 26 J. Georg Weinmann Gest. 4, Nov. 1907 Alter …

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Jul 20

Stripping the Bed

I really like quilts. All quilts. But my particular favorites are antique quilts. And I am fortunate to have a few very special antique quilts that were made by my grandma Schumm, my great-grandma Miller, my mother, and a great-grandaunt. A couple knowledgeable quilt people have told me one of the best ways to store …

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Jul 17

Tombstone Tuesday–George & Mary E. (Gunsett) Weinmann

This is the tombstone of George and Mary Elizabeth (Gunsett) Weinmann, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: WEINMANN George 1859-1958 Mary E. 1860-1947 John “George” Weinmann was born 18 September 1859 in Germany, the son of Johann George Sr (1829-1907) and Katharine (Karcher) (1832-1907) …

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