Category Archive: Schumm

Mar 02

1908 German Lutheran Mission Feast, Schumm, Ohio

Below is a nice picture postcard of the 1908 German Lutheran Mission Feast in Schumm, Ohio. The postcard is postmarked Schumm, Ohio, 13 October 1908. There are young and old alike gathered and everyone is certainly dressed in their Sunday best—the ladies in beautiful long flowing white dresses and the gents in their suits, ties, …

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Jan 19

Charles “CJ” Schumm Family, 1914

Today I am taking a little break from my dad’s WWII letters to post a nice picture postcard of the Charles “CJ” Schumm family in 1914. The photo was taken in the fall of 1914 in front of the Brumback Library in Van Wert, Ohio. In the photo postcard below is Charles “CJ” Schumm (1875-1954), …

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Dec 29

A Schumm Christmas Surprise

Merry Christmas to me! Last week I received a Christmas gift that was quite a surprise. Bob, a friend of ours and someone who Joe worked with for many years, likes and collects antique and vintage items as well as local advertising memorabilia. He has given me some local items of interest in the past. …

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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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