Monthly Archive: November 2019

Nov 28

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Karen’s Chatt! I wish each one of you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. May your home be filled with happiness and thankfulness as you gather with family and friends today.

Nov 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Martin J. Schinnerer

This is the tombstone of Martin J. Schinnerer, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Martin J.
Schinnerer
1858-1933

Johann “Martin” Schinnerer was born 14 January 1858, the fourth child born to Pankratius and Anna “Rosina” (Hoffmann/Hofman) Schinnerer.

Nov 22

1915 Confirmation Photo, Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Ohio

Recently I was thrilled to get a digital copy of an old Zion Chatt confirmation photo that I had not seen before, thanks to Tom and Deb  Reichard. They found this confirmation photo recently while going through some of Betty (Weinman) Reichard’s photos. Betty, Tom’s mother, passed away a few weeks ago. The photo is …

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Nov 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Pankratius Schinnerer

This is the tombstone of Johann Pankratius Schinnerer, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: JOHANNPantkraeiusSchinnerredGestorbenDen 19 July 1857Alter28 Jah 4M 10T Johann, Pantkraeius Schinnerred, died 19 July 1857, aged 28 years, 4 months, 10 days. This is a tombstone that I use as an …

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Nov 15

A Visit to Harmony, PA

A couple weeks ago we traveled to Harmony, Pennsylvania, where we stayed a couple days with my cousin Linda and had the chance to visit my Aunt Ruth, who turns 100 next month. Harmony is located in Butler County, about ½ hour north of Pittsburgh.

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