Category Archive: Schumm

Dec 17

Tombstone Tuesday–J. J. Schumm

This is the tombstone of Johann Jacob Schumm, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. All that is legible on the marker is J. J. Schumm. Johann “Jacob” was the sixth child born to Johann Georg and Ann Maria (Fisher) Schumm. Jacob was born 26 Sep 1815 in Rupppertshofen, …

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Dec 10

Tombstone Tuesday–Friederich & Magdalena Schumm

This is the tombstone of Johan Friederich and Magdalena Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: SCHUMM Hier ruhet in Gott zu Eheleute Friederich und Magdalena Schumm Magdalena Schumm Geboren Den 4 Sept. 1819 Gestorben Den 15 Marz 1897 Friederich Schumm Geboren Den 24 …

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Dec 06

Some Christmas Postcards from Years Past

My grandfather, Cornelius Schumm, had a scrapbook filled with postcards he received and collected when he was a young man in the early part of the twentieth century. I am not sure how I ended up with the scrapbook but I am glad to have it. I like old postcards and have a modest collection …

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Dec 03

Tombstone Tuesday–George M. Schumm

This is the tombstone of George Martin Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet in Gott George M. Schumm Gestorben Den 4 Juni 1871 Im Alter von 58 Jahr 6 mo. 24 Tage Translation: Here rests in God, George M. Schumm, died …

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Nov 29

Wedding Postponed Due to Snow and Cold

It was supposed to be a nice Sunday afternoon wedding, scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend,1950. Months of preparations and details were finally completed. The beautiful satin wedding gown from Fort Wayne had been fitted, pressed, and delivered. The Reverend Werner Von Kuhlberg and organist Velma Schumm were ready for the ceremony. The wedding cake was decorated …

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