Category Archive: Breuninger

Jun 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Mary Breuninger Stamm Koehler

This is the tombstone of Mary (Breuninger) Stamm Koehler, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: KOEHLER, Mary A. Stamm, 1858-1930. Mary was the third child of my great-great-grandparents Louis and Maria (Seckel) Breuninger. According to Mary Koehler’s death certificate she was born 10 October …

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May 22

Tombstone Tuesday–Minnie Schumm

This is the tombstone of Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Breuninger) Schumm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed Minnie Schumm, Aug. 26, 1860-Jan. 28, 1899. Minnie was the fourth child of Louis and Maria (Seckel) Breuninger, my great-great-grandparents. According to the records of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, …

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May 18

Civil War Certificate of Non-Liability–The Breuninger Collection

We have quite a number of old documents, papers, letters and various other items that once belonged to my great-great-grandfather, Louis Breuninger (1819-1890). Most of the items had been stored away for years in the crude wooden trunk that held his possessions when he came to this country in about 1839. There are enough of …

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May 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Peter L. Breuninger

This is the tombstone of Peter L. Breuninger, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed BREUNINGER, Peter L., 1870-1939. Peter Breuninger was the sixth and youngest child of Louis and Maria (Seckel) Breuninger. Louis and Maria were my great-great-grandparents and Peter was my great-granduncle. According …

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Feb 24

A Letter to Louis Breuninger, 1840

Did you ever wonder what life was like for the immigrants back in the mid-1800s? What challenges did they face? What were their main concerns? What were they doing? Were they employed? Did they have friends or relatives in America? I was able to get a glimpse into the life of two immigrants from a …

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