Monthly Archive: January 2019

Jan 29

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Dietrich

This is the tombstone of Johann Dietrich, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Heir Ruhet in Gott Joh Dietrich Geboren Den. 13 Oct. 1860 Gestorben Den. 30 Marz 1903 Here rests in God, Joh Dietrich, born 14 Oct 1860, died 30 March 1903. “Johann” …

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Jan 25

Why Was This 1904 Newspaper Saved?

Below is a photo of the front page of the Thursday, May 5th 1904 issue of the Willshire Herald. I found the 8-page newspaper among some Schumm papers and I speculate that my maternal great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm (1851-1938) saved the paper. His son, my grandpa Cornelius, would have only been about 8 years old …

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Jan 22

Tombstone Tuesday–Sophie Dietrich

This is the tombstone of Sophie Dietrich, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Sophie DIETRICH Dec. 25, 1866 Sept. 20 1945 Anna Maria Sophia “Sophie” Dietrich was born in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, on 25 December 1866. She was the daughter of …

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Jan 18

1937 Germann Reunion Minutes

Last week I shared some information from the booklet, Germann Family Record, Vol. 1, No. 1, published in January 1939. I have copies of the first two issues but I do not know how many others were published. Their purpose was to provide Germann family history, information, and notifications of vital family events. This first …

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Jan 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann “Adam” Dietrich

This is the tombstone of Johann Adam Dietrich, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Johann Adam Dietrich 27 Jan. 1828 10 Feb. 1912 Alter 84 J. u. 14 T. DIETRICH Johann “Adam” Dietrich was born 27 January 1828 [1], the son of Jacob and …

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