Monthly Archive: June 2020

Jun 30

Tombstone Tuesday-Christian Whiteman

In honor of Independence Day, which we celebrate this weekend, today’s blog post features my Revolutionary War ancestor, Christian Whiteman.

Christian, my fifth great-grandfather, fought for American independence during the Revolutionary War.

Jun 26

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 20

In today’s blog post, Nimrod continues his search for gold in California. It is February 1853, a year since Nimrod left his home and family in Ohio. He has yet to strike it rich. In reality, Nimrod is poorer than when he started his journey.    

Jun 23

Tombstone Tuesday-Frederick H. Schumm

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

Frederick H.
Son of
Hugo A. & Ada A.
Schumm
June 18, 1909
Nov. 20, 1924

Jun 19

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 19

Today’s blog post is the nineteenth in a series, the transcription of Nimrod Headington’s 1852 journal, Trip to California.

In his journal Nimrod Headington details his 1852 voyage from New York to San Francisco and his search for gold in California. [1] [2]

Nimrod, with several others from Knox County, Ohio, set sail from New York on 16 February 1852, traveling on the clipper ship Racehound. After 5 months at sea they docked at San Francisco on 18 July 1852.

Jun 16

Tombstone Tuesday-Hugo A. & Ada A. (Wilson) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Hugo A. and Ada A. (Wilson) Schumm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
SCHUMM

Mother
Ada A.
1883-1933

Father
Hugo A.
1876-1932

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