Category Archive: Schumm

Oct 06

Schumm Elevator Burned, 1972

The year was 1972 and there was a big fire in the little village of Schumm, Ohio. Recently I wrote a couple blog posts about the Willshire Grain & Supply elevators that were located in Willshire, Wren, and Schumm for several decades, from the1940s to the early 1980s. My mom worked as a bookkeeper at …

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Sep 22

Old Advertising Items from Willshire Grain & Supply

Last week I wrote about Willshire Grain & Supply, where my mom worked as their bookkeeper for 33 years. The three local grain elevators were owned by Tom Burk and were located in Willshire, Schumm, and Wren, Ohio. As was the practice of many businesses, Willshire Grain & Supply gave away advertising items, especially at …

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Sep 15

Willshire Grain & Supply

When harvest time comes around I always remember how busy my mom, Florence (Schumm) Miller, was during the fall harvest as Willshire Grain & Supply’s bookkeeper. She often put in extra hours during what was probably the busiest time of the year for both her and the farmers. Anyone who knew my mother remembers that …

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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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