Monthly Archive: August 2020

Aug 28

1943 U.S. Army Map of Nürnberg

Last week I shared my dad, Herbert Miller’s account of his arrival at Liverpool by ship in 1944, just before he sailed across the English Channel to France. Soon after he entered the Battle of the Bulge.

I am fortunate that my dad and his family saved many of the letters that he sent home during his WWII service in Europe. Another item they saved is this 1943 Nürnberg map.

Aug 25

Tombstone Tuesday-John & Rosina (Schumm) Roehm

This is the tombstone of John and Rosina (Schumm) Roehm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

John
1842-1932
Rosina
1845-1928
ROEHM

Aug 21

Pfc. Herb Miller Arrives in Liverpool, 1944

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Victory over Europe (V-E Day) was 8 May 1945 and Victory over Japan (V-J Day) was 15 August 1945. My dad, Herbert Miller, was a patriotic America and wanted to do his part to assist the war effort, so at age 18 he volunteered for the draft in the spring of 1944, while he was a senior at Willshire High School.

Aug 18

Tombstone Tuesday-Martin J. Schumm

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

Martin J.
Schumm
Born
July 28, 1859
Died
Mar. 11, 1909
Revelation 11, Verse 10

Aug 14

Local Buildings by Abraham Bagley

Last week I wrote about Zion Lutheran’s church school in Chattanooga, Ohio, designed by Berne architect Abraham Bagley in 1904. 

The information about Bagley was brought to my attention by a reader from Berne who is restoring an historic house that he designed. She has been researching Bagley and sent me some photos of some other area buildings that he designed. 

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