Monthly Archive: August 2018

Aug 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Theodor Wilhelm Schumm

This is the tombstone of Theodor Wilhelm Schumm, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Theodor Wilhelm Sohn von Fr. Und Margaretha Schumm Geborn 24 Nov. 1872 Gestorben 30 Jan. 1876 Alter 3 Jahr, 2 Mo, 6 Tag Theodor Wilhelm, son of Fr. and Margaretha …

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Aug 10

The Last Schumm Postmark, 1953

Last weekend was the biennial Schumm reunion. It was a very hot day but a good-sized crowd, estimated at about 200 descendants of John George Schumm, gathered on the grounds of Zion Lutheran Church for the day-long activities. It was a very good and enjoyable reunion. Yes, it was a good Schumm week. Earlier in …

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Aug 07

Tombstone Tuesday–Louise Justine Schumm

This is the tombstone of Louise Justine Schumm, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet im Gott Louise Justine Tochterlein von F. n Maria Schumm Jr. Gestorben Den 26 Sep 1889 im Alter 28 tagen Here rests in God, Louise Justine, little daughter …

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Aug 03

Dear Mom & All–WWII Letters from Herb (part 25)

I continue with the transcriptions of the letters my dad, Herbert Miller, wrote home while serving his country during WWII. The war was over by the time he wrote these letters and he was serving in the Occupation Force in Germany until he had enough time and points to be honorably discharged. [1] During this …

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