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May 12

Mothers in My Family Through the Years

Today I am posting photos of mothers on both sides of my family to honor their memories for Mother’s Day this coming Sunday.

My mom and I:

Florence & Karen, c1959.

My grandmother Hilda (Scaer) Schumm with her three daughters:

Hilda (Scaer) Schumm with daughters Amy, Esther, Florence, c1937.

My great-grandmother Lizzie (Schinnerer) Scaer with her granddaughter Amy (my aunt Amy).

Lizzie (Schinnerer) Scaer & granddaughter Amy (Schumm) Boenker, 1929.

Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm, my great-grandmother, mother of my grandfather Cornelius Schumm:

Frieda, Sarah (Breuninger), Cornelius, Louis J Schumm (1905).

My great-grandmother Christine (Rueck) Miller and her family:

Front: Carl, Jacob, John, Christina (Rueck), Clara, Caroline Miller. Back: Mary, Peter, Jacob Jr, Christian, and Maggie Miller.

Gertrude (Brewster) Miller, my grandmother, with her family:

Front: Herb, Anna Lou, Kenny, Vernie Miller. Back: Carl, Gertrude (Brewster), Ruth, Helen, Kate, Em Miller.

Five generations. Gertrude Brewster, my grandmother, was the little girl:

Front: William Reid, Gertrude (Brewster) Miller, Mary Ann (Cotterell) Headington. Back: Pearl (Reid) Brewster, Elvira (Headington) Reid, c1898.

My great-great-grandmother Emily (Bryan) Reid and her daughter, my great-grandmother Pearl (Reid) Brewster.

Emily (Bryan) Reid & daughter Pearl (Reid) Brewster, 1936.

My grandmother Gertrude (Brewster) Miller and her mother Pearl (Reid) Brewster:

Gertrude (Brewster) Miller and mother Pearl (Reid) Brewster.

My great-great-great-grandmother Hannah (Huey) Bryan, seated with her Bible, and my great-great-grandmother Emily (Bryan) Reid, standing at the far left.

John & Hannah (Huey) Bryan, children Emily, Mary, Hallet, Alta Jane, William Riley, Byantha, c1883

Jeff and me.

Karen and Jeff, 2008.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere.

 

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