Monthly Archive: October 2020

Oct 30

Evans City Cemetery, Night of the Living Dead

Today, on the eve of Halloween 2020, some photos I took last year at a cemetery in Pennsylvania that has become somewhat of a cult cemetery.

Last December we went to Pennsylvania to visit my Aunt Ruth on her 100th birthday. While there we learned that we were not far from the Evans City Cemetery, where the opening scenes of the 1968 zombie horror movie Night of the Living Dead were filmed.  

Oct 27

Tombstone Tuesday-Salome S. Schumm

This is the tombstone of Salome S. Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Salome S. Schumm
5 Feb 1893-12 Sep 1983

Oct 23

Willshire High School Junior Class, 1941-42

Below is a photo of Willshire High School’s Junior class, taken during the 1941-42 school year. My dad, Herb Miller, was a member of that class and you can see that he labeled this class photo.

Oct 20

Tombstone Tuesday-Lois M. Schumm

This is the tombstone of Lois M. Schumm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Lois M.
Schumm
Nov. 28, 1928  †  May 4, 2002

Oct 16

Local Servicemen, Willshire, 1952

A couple days ago, while trying to reorganize and clean out the back room of our basement [a task with no end in sight], I ran across my aunt Ann’s 1952 edition of the Willshire Public School yearbook, the Willow. My dad’s sister, Ann (Miller) Kosier, was a Junior in 1952,

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