Monthly Archive: February 2020

Feb 18

Tombstone Tuesday–George Geisler

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

George Geisler
1964-1943

Feb 14

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 4

Today, the fourth in a series of blog posts, the transcription the 1852 journal of Nimrod Headington, my fourth great-granduncle. [1]

Nimrod Headington (1827-1913), at the age of 24, set sail from New York in February 1852, bound for San Francisco, California, to join the gold rush and to hopefully make his fortune. The Panama Canal had not been built at that time and he sailed around the tip of South America to reach the California coast.  

Feb 11

Tombstone Tuesday–Elisabeth Krieb

This is the tombstone of Elisabeth Krieb, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

ELISABETH KRIEB
1867-1938
John 5:21

Krieb is a different spelling for this surname and is the spelling on her death certificate as well. In the church and local records the usual spelling is Grieb. Her brother and parents, who are also buried in Zion Schumm’s cemetery, have the Grieb spelling on their tombstones.

Feb 07

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 3

Today, the third in a series of blog posts, the transcription the 1852 journal of Nimrod Headington, my fourth great-granduncle. [1]

Nimrod Headington (1827-1913), at the age of 24, set sail from New York in February 1852, bound for San Francisco, California, to join the gold rush and to hopefully make his fortune. The Panama Canal had not been built at that time and he sailed around the tip of South America to reach the California coast.

Feb 04

Tombstone Tuesday–Michael J & Barbara (Geisler) Grieb

This is the tombstone of Michael J and Barbara (Geisler) Grieb, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

GRIEB
Michael J
Grieb
Geboren
Den 26 Jan 1819
Gestorben
Den 11 Feb 1903

Barbara
Grieb
Geboren
1839
Gestorben
Mar. 14, 1929