Category Archive: Pflueger

Oct 21

Photos of Maria (Pflueger) Schumm

While looking through some old Schumm and Germann photos I noticed a photo of a group of women, one of the women being Maria (Pflueger) Schumm (1820-1903), the wife of George Martin Schumm. A few years ago I thought there were only one or two photos of Maria, but over time I have gathered several …

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Jun 19

My Mitochondrial DNA

A while back I wrote about the Y-DNA test one of my male Brewster cousins took to determine if we were descended from the Mayflower Brewsters. Unfortunately that test indicated that we do not descend from Elder William Brewster. The test results were rather interesting, though, so last year I decided to have my DNA …

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May 31

Johann Christian Pflueger

All in all, I was fairly successful in researching the Pflueger branch of my family, thanks in part to the records of Zion Lutheran Schumm. Those records told me the most important thing I needed to know in order to research an ancestor back in Germany—his town of origin. Those church records told me that …

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May 28

Tombstone Tuesday–J. Christian Pflueger

This is the tombstone of J. Christian Pflueger, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruht in Gott J. Christian Pflueger geb. den 12 Mai 1781 gest. den 28 Mar 1877 Alter 95 Jahre, 10 Mo, 16 Ta “Here rests in God, J. Christian …

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May 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Michael G. Pflueger

This is the tombstone of Michael G. Pflueger, located in row 6 of Greenbriar Cemetery, Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Michael G. Pflueger Died 1 Jul 1903 Aged 79 y, 1 m, 13 d Gone but not forgotten There is also a flagstaff near his marker that is inscribed: GAR …

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