Category Archive: Schumm

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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Jun 05

An Old Wooden Box

This past week I was given a gift that came with a research challenge, and of course I love a challenge. One of my patients brought this old wooden box into the office for me. He knew I would want to find out about the person whose name is written on the box. My patient …

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May 12

Tombstone Tuesday–Kind von W. A. & A. Koch

This is the tombstone of the infant child of Wilhelm A. and Emilie (Schumm) Koch, located in St. John’s Cemetery, Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Kind Von W. A. und A. KOCH Geb und Gest Den 27 Marz 1904 Translation: Child of W. A. and A. Koch, born and died 27 …

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May 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Wilhelm A. Koch

This is the tombstone of Wilhelm A. Koch, located in St. John’s Cemetery, Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: PEACE BE THINE Wilhelm A. KOCH Gest. den. 2, Apr 1906 Alter 37 J. 5 M. 22 T. KOCH Translation: Wilhelm A. Koch, died the 2 April 1906, age 37 years, 5 months, …

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Apr 21

Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar A. & Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Oscar A. and Hilda M. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Oscar A. Oct. 31, 1890 Feb. 2, 1984 Hilda M. Sept. 12, 1883 Sept. 28, 1974 Oscar Albert Schumm was born 31 October 1890 near …

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