Monthly Archive: May 2019

May 31

Willshire School News, January 1949

I could not help myself. A couple weeks ago, while at the Brumback Library in Van Wert, looking at William G. Hoffer’s obituary, my eyes strayed to other parts of the Willshire Herald. Actually, I looked at a few other issues of the newspaper. They are just so darned interesting. My time there that day was very limited but I still had enough time to snap a few photos of some other pages.

May 28

Tombstone Tuesday for Memorial Day

Today, some Memorial Day cemetery photos.

May 24

Memorial Day 2019

This coming Monday is Memorial Day. It was originally called Decoration Day, the name my mom always used. It is a federal holiday that traditionally marks the beginning of summer.

May 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Friedrich J. Stegmeier

This is the tombstone of Friedrich J. Stegmeier, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

May 17

New Book about 1872 Secaur Murder

Just in time for summer reading, a newly published book about the events surrounding the murder of 13-year-old Liberty Township resident, Mary Secaur. Many from this area of Mercer County, Ohio, have heard and read about these events that occurred just east of Chattanooga, Ohio, in June 1872.

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