Category Archive: Schumm

Mar 24

Tombstone Tuesday–William Schumm

This is the tombstone of William Schumm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Wm. Schumm Died Dec. 28, 1906 66 Y. 3 M. 12 D. Text. Luke 2:29-32 Wilhelm “William” Schumm was born 16 September 1840, the first known child born to Johann …

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Mar 17

Tombstone Tuesday–Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Anna M. Heffner Wife of Wm. Schumm 1855-1931 Anna Maria Heffner was born 7 December 1855 in Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of George and Sophia (Martin) Heffner. She …

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Jan 09

Update on Schumm’s Old Brick Building

A few months ago I was seeking information about the old brick building that once stood by the railroad tracks at the north end of Schumm. The building, unknown to most today, generated a lot of interest and I appreciate those of you who wrote with information about it, helping to piece together its history. …

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Nov 21

Saying Goodbye to Kate

Last week the Schumm family sadly said goodbye to one of their own. Anna Katherine “Kate” (Schumm) Bischoff passed away on 12 November 2014 in Arizona, at the age of 97. Kate was born near Rockford on 19 March 1917 to Philip Frederick Martin and Leona Barbara (Schumm) Schumm. She had three sisters–Marie, Emma and …

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Oct 24

One That Got Away–Seeking Information about Schumm

I mentioned last week that I regularly follow Ebay auctions in search of old postcards from the area. Recently there was a very interesting postcard up for auction–a picture postcard of Schumm, Ohio, as it was about 100 years ago. It was a photo of a large brick building by the railroad tracks that were …

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