Category Archive: Schumm

Oct 24

One That Got Away–Seeking Information about Schumm

I mentioned last week that I regularly follow Ebay auctions in search of old postcards from the area. Recently there was a very interesting postcard up for auction–a picture postcard of Schumm, Ohio, as it was about 100 years ago. It was a photo of a large brick building by the railroad tracks that were …

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Sep 19

The Post Office at Schumm

Schumm: a hamlet in the south central part of the township, with post office set up by 1886. That is the description of the little village east of Willishire in a book of Ohio towns and townships that were established before 1900. [1] Schumm, named after the German family who settled the area in 1838, …

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Sep 12

It Came From Under the Summer Kitchen

No, this is not a story about some creature that came crawling out of the earth. It is the tale of a very old item that was put away many years ago and forgotten. Earlier this summer Joe was weed whipping at the Schumm farm when Marilyn walked across the barnyard pushing a cute little …

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Jun 27

Charles Schumm Residence, 1908

I enjoy collecting old postcards from this area and I found this postcard a few years ago. The message on the card was written in 1908 by Jeanetta Schumm, wife of Charles Schumm. The other side is a nice photo of their home, including their horse and buggy. If you look closely and you can …

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Jun 20

Another Schumm Centenarian

Centenarian: (noun), a person that is 100 years old or older. Last weekend I attended the 100th birthday celebration for Velma Louise Schumm, the most recent Schumm centenarian. Velma, who turned 100 on 18 June, has lived all of her life near Rockford, in the home where she grew up. She is a life-time member …

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