Category Archive: Schumm

Jul 28

Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm’s German-American Cookbook, 1892

While looking through some of those old German books that once belonged to my Schumm ancestors I found a very old cookbook that belonged to my great-grandmother Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm (1861-1921). She was the wife of Louis Schumm and mother of my grandfather Cornelius Schumm. This book is titled Das Deutsch-Amerikanische Kochbuch, Illustrirt, (The German-American …

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Jul 21

Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County, part 2

Last week I posted four of six postcards from The Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County, Ohio, that were sent to my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm. Last week’s postcards were dated from 1889-1893. Today I am posting the other two postcards that Louis had stashed away in an old book. These two are …

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Jul 14

Farmers Mutual Aid Association of Van Wert County

I am still finding interesting items with some good information in places that I haven’t had the time to go through yet. The other day I was unpacking some old books that belonged to my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm and his son Cornelius, my grandfather. Most of these books were old and were written in …

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Jul 07

The Breuninger Boots

Last Saturday was a very pleasant summer day so we decided to drive up to northern Indiana and spend the day in Shipshewana. I actually had an ulterior motive. Ever since we were up there last month, talking with the shoemaker at the Center for Traditional Arts, 160 Morton Street, about my great-great-grandfather’s boots, I …

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Jun 09

Two Ancestral Homes in the Old Country

I am fortunate to have photos of two of my ancestors’ homes. They are not just photos of old homes on this continent. These photos are special because they are from the Old Country–from Germany. I have a photo of a house on my paternal side and several photos of a house on my maternal …

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