Monthly Archive: July 2019

Jul 30

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Michael Grund

This is the tombstone of Johann Michael Grund, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

J. Michael
Sohn von
[?] Maria
Grund
Gestorben
Den. 19, Novbr, 1857
Alter
24 Jahre 19 Tag

Jul 26

Threshing in the Willshire & Chatt Area

Last week I wrote about threshing and cooking for threshers and I learned a lot about both events. Threshing and the meal preparation certainly was a whole lot of work, but the families were able to turn the hard work into a social event at the end of the day. Several of us Miller relatives …

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Jul 23

Tombstone Tuesday-Johan Hoffmann

This is the tombstone of Johan Hoffmann, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier ruhet
Johan Hoffmann
Gestorben
Den 14 Nov. 1865
Alter 41 Jahre
8 Mo. n. 9 Tage

Here rests Johan Hoffman, died 14 November 1865, age 41 years, 8 months, and 9 days.

Jul 19

Cooking for Threshers

We have several summer events coming up and we will have house-guests here, too, so I have been looking through my cookbooks and planning meals, preparing for more cooking than usual around here. 

I remember my grandma saying, when preparing a large meal, that it was like cooking for threshers. Just the way she said that phrase gave me the impression that cooking for threshers was a whole lot of work.

Jul 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Emma Maria Schinnerer

This is the tombstone of Emma Maria Schinnerer, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier
Ruhet
Emma M
Tochter von
H. und L.
Schinnerer
Gest 20 Feb
1896
Alter 1 Jahr
u. 27 Tagen

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