Category Archive: Heirlooms

Jan 11

Using Family Heirlooms

I have acquired a few family heirlooms over the years and I dearly treasure them. Some are packed away but I try to keep as many as I can out for display. I even use some of them regularly. Pete Miller’s old trunk is in our basement. Pete (1878-1957) was my granduncle, the son of …

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Oct 07

Family Quilts

Quilt made by Chrintina Rueck & Rosina (Schinnerer) Schumm c1881.

This week I have an interesting story that connects both sides of my family, the Millers and the Schumms, long before my parents were ever married. This story involves my great-grandmother Christina Rueck, before she and Jacob Miller married. It also involves my mom’s side of the family, the Schumms. The Schumms were from Ruppertshofen, …

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