Category Archive: Schumm

Mar 18

Photos of Louis J. Schumm (1851-1938)

I am still going through my mom’s photos and I continue to find photos that I have not seen before. I have several photos of my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm but I have never seen a photo of him this young. In the photo below are brothers Louis J. Schumm and John Charles Schumm. The …

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Feb 19

A 1957 Journal

I never realized until lately, while sorting through some papers, that my mom regularly kept a journal. Well, sort of. She used a date book and wrote down events that happened during the year. I found her date book/journal for 1957 rather interesting and will share some events and noteworthy items that she chose to …

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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.      

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