Category Archive: Schumm

Feb 12

Remembering Velma Schumm (1914-2016)

This past week we said good-bye to a Schumm centenarian, a faithful servant of the church, a life-long member of the community, and a friend to many. Velma Louise Schumm passed away 6 February 2016 at the Laurels of Shane Hill, near Rockford. She was 101 years old, the same age as my grandma Schumm …

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Jan 22

Schinnerer and Schumm Cousins

Last fall Paul asked members of the “I’m a Schinnerer” Facebook group if someone would show him and his wife around the Schumm area while they were here from California, visiting family in Columbus, Ohio. While he was “in the area” he wanted to see Schumm and the farm where his great-great-grandfather Martin Schinnerer lived …

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Jan 19

Thank You!

Thank you for all the condolence messages sent to Karen’s Chatt after the death of my mother. They are comforting and are greatly appreciated.      






Jan 15

Florence (Schumm) Miller (1929-2016)

This is not the post originally planned for today. I will post that one next week. Instead, today’s post is a photo tribute to my mother, Florence Elizabeth (Schumm) Miller, who passed away from a sudden illness yesterday.    






Aug 14

Amalia (Backhaus) Schumm (1859-1948)

This is another photo from what I call The German Collection, a group of family photos that sisters Edna and Viola Germann once had. I am in the process of scanning the collection and fortunately many of the photos are labeled. This photo is labeled “Aunt Amelia Schumm, La Porte, Indiana.” Amalia K. (Backhaus) Schumm, …

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