Category Archive: Schumm

Nov 01

A Few More Photos & Articles, 1918 Dynamiting of Schumm School

Last week I posted a photo of the exterior of Schumm’s Parochial School, after it was dynamited in the early hours of Sunday, 20 October 1918. The dynamiting of the small parochial school was big news for this area and across the country as well.

Oct 25

1918 Photo of Dynamited Schumm Parochial School

One hundred and one years ago residents in the area of Schumm, Ohio, were shocked when Zion Lutheran’s parochial school was dynamited in the early morning hours of 20 October 1918. The time was during WWI, when the country was filled with anti-German sentiment. Schumm was settled by German immigrants.

Oct 08

Tombstone Tuesday–William J, Mary (Sauer), Elsie Schumm

This is the tombstone of William J. Schumm, Mary (Sauer) Schumm, and Elsie A Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHUMM
William J.
Dec. 6, 1883
Feb. 26, 1967

Mary S.
Apr. 5, 1886
Aug. 23, 1975

Elsie A.
Sept. 1, 1918
Oct. 5, 1995

Aug 16

Willshire High School Class of 1947

Today, more class photos of the Willshire High School Class of 1947. These class photos are from their high school years, 1943-1947. The class was larger during their early high school years, but twelve graduated in 1947. My mom, Florence (Schumm) Miller was a member of that Willshire High School graduating class of 1947. I do appreciate that she labeled these photos.

Aug 13

Tombstone Tuesday–Anna M. Buechner

This is the tombstone of Anna M. Buechner, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier Ruhet
Anna M.
Tochter von
Wm und R Buechner
Geb. 12 Feb. 1897
Gest. 18 Sep 1901

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