Monthly Archive: September 2020

Sep 25

Jasper Byer Affidavit, 1896

Last week I identified the last name of Henry Trisel’s young ward, John F. Bahn, the son of Henry’s wife Elizabeth (Feldman) Trisel and her first husband Johann Bahn. Johann Bahn served in the Civil War and perished in the Sultana explosion on his way home from the war in April 1865.

Sep 22

Tombstone Tuesday-Amanda (Reidenbach) Schumm

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

Amanda
Wife of
L.W. Schumm
1889-1916
Test. Psalm 116:15
SCHUMM

Sep 18

Who Was Henry Trisel’s Adopted Son?

A few years ago I wrote a Tombstone Tuesday blog post about John F, the adopted son of Henry Trisel. The young boy’s grave marker is located in the center section of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio, in the children’s section of the cemetery. I wondered who the boy John really was.

Sep 15

Tombstone Tuesday-Ernst C. Roehm

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

Ernst C.
Sohn von
F. u. H. Roehm
18 Apr. 1913
22 Jan. 1918

Sep 11

We Will Never Forget

Nearly every one of us remembers where we were and what we were doing 19 years ago, when we heard the news that planes had hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and that a fourth had crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

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