Monthly Archive: August 2018

Aug 31

Signatures from Zion Lutheran, Chatt, c1855

Last week I showed a list of signatures, members of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, back in 1849. Not to be outdone by Zion Schumm, Zion Chatt also has an old membership list in their old church register. These names appear to be the original signatures since the handwriting is different for each person. A big …

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Aug 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Clara May Schumm

This is the tombstone of Clara May Schumm, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. Her marker is too weathered to read the inscription now, but the Van Wert County Chapter OGS read the cemetery in 1992 and their reading corresponds to the information about her in Zion Schumm’s …

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Aug 24

Schumm Signatures, 1849

Have you ever wondered what your ancestor’s signature looked like? If you have an ancestor from the Schumm, Ohio, area, their signature may be written below. Below is a list of names from the old record book of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, that dates back to 1849. Johann G. Streckfuss was Zion’s pastor and their …

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Aug 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Mina Juliana Schumm

This is the tombstone of Mina Juliana Schumm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Minna Juliana Tochter Fr. und Margaretha SCHUMM Geboren den 11 Mar [illegible] Gestorben [illegible] Alter [illegible] Minna Juliana, daughter of Fr. and Margaretha Schumm, born on 11 March [illegible], died …

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Aug 17

Some Photos from Velma Schumm’s Collection

Today, some old Schumm picture postcards from the Velma Schumm collection. Velma was always very good about labeling and identifying the people in her photos, so it is always a joy to look at them. A review of Velma’s family, who she identified on most of these postcards: Velma’s dad was Philip Schumm (1882-1968) and …

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