Monthly Archive: June 2019

Jun 28

The Veil

Last week I posted a photo from my Aunt Esther’s wedding reception, which was held in their family barn east of Willshire.  

Below are more wedding photos of the Schumm sisters, the three daughters of Cornelius L. and Hilda (Scaer) Schumm, my mom and her two sisters, Esther and Amy.

Jun 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Leonard & Katharine (Rettig) Stegmeier

This is the tombstone of Leonard and Katharine (Rettig) Stegmeier, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

STEGMEIER
Leonard
1856-1940

Katherine
1860-1927

Jun 21

A June Wedding

June is traditionally a popular month for weddings and my aunt and uncle, Esther and Al Krueckeberg, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary a couple weeks ago. They married in June of 1951.

Jun 18

Tombstone Tuesday–Anna Margaret (Giessler) Stegmeier

This is the tombstone of Anna Margaret (Giessler) Stegmeier, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Anna M.
Wife of
A. Stegmeier
1890-1928
At Rest

Jun 14

Scar Memorial Plaque

A few months ago, while visiting my Aunt Esther and Uncle Al, my mom’s sister and her husband, I noticed this nice plaque on their wall. My Aunt Esther said that it belonged to her mother, Hilda (Scaer) Schumm (1895-1997), who is also my grandmother, but I do not recall ever seeing it.

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