Category Archive: Germann

Aug 23

Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob B. Germann

This is the tombstone of Jacob B. Germann, located in row 2 of the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Ohio City, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Jacob B. 1850-1926 1 Cor. 15. 12-23 GERMANN Jacob Germann was born 4 September 1850, the son of Peter and Catherine/Katherine (Dietrich) Germann. It appears that his parents Peter and Catherine …

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Aug 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Sophia (Becher) Germann

This is the tombstone of Sophia (Becher) Germann, located in row 3 of the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Ohio City, located on German Church Road, Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Sophia Ehefrau von J.B. Germann 1855-1920 GERMANN Text: 1 Tim. 6, 12 Translation: Sophia, wife of J.B. Germann, 1855-1920, GERMANN. Sophia …

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Aug 14

Amalia (Backhaus) Schumm (1859-1948)

This is another photo from what I call The German Collection, a group of family photos that sisters Edna and Viola Germann once had. I am in the process of scanning the collection and fortunately many of the photos are labeled. This photo is labeled “Aunt Amelia Schumm, La Porte, Indiana.” Amalia K. (Backhaus) Schumm, …

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Jul 10

A Wedding Celebration

This is a nice photo postcard of a wedding dinner. The guests are in the middle of the meal. Their plates are full and one man can be seen passing a dish of food to another. Besides being an interesting photo, taken from an unusual perspective, I like it because it was not raining and …

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Jun 12

A Double Wedding

I have fairly large photo scanning project in the works but unfortunately I am not making a whole lot of progress on it. It is a box of old photos that belonged to Viola and Edna Germann, “The Germann Collection.” Their parents were Stephen E. and Rosina (Schumm) Germann. Rosina’s parents were J. Frederick and …

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