Tag Archive: Breuninger

May 18

Civil War Certificate of Non-Liability–The Breuninger Collection

Louis Breuninger's Civil War Certificate of Non-Liability, dated 7 January 1865.

We have quite a number of old documents, papers, letters and various other items that once belonged to my great-great-grandfather, Louis Breuninger (1819-1890). Most of the items had been stored away for years in the crude wooden trunk that held his possessions when he came to this country in about 1839. There are enough of …

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May 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Peter L. Breuninger

Peter L. Breuninger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Peter L. Breuninger, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed BREUNINGER, Peter L., 1870-1939. Peter Breuninger was the sixth and youngest child of Louis and Maria (Seckel) Breuninger. Louis and Maria were my great-great-grandparents and Peter was my great-granduncle. According …

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Mar 20

Tombstone Tuesday–Florence Marie Schumm

Florence Marie Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Florence Marie Schumm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The tombstone is inscribed: Florence Marie, Toch Von V.A. und B.W. Schumm, Gest. Den 10 Okt. 1913, Alter 2 M. 10 T. Translated: Florence Marie, daughter of V.A. and B.W. Schumm, died on 10 …

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Feb 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Amalia Justine Schumm

Amalia Justine Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm.

This is the tombstone of Amalia Justine Schumm located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Amalia Justine, Ehefrau [wife of] Georg M Schumm, gest [died] 13 Oct 1874, aged 26 years, 1 month, 19 days. According to the Schumm church records Amalia Justine Schumm, born …

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Feb 24

A Letter to Louis Breuninger, 1840

Louis Breuninger (1819-1890). Phillips Photography, LaFayette, Indiana.

Did you ever wonder what life was like for the immigrants back in the mid-1800s? What challenges did they face? What were their main concerns? What were they doing? Were they employed? Did they have friends or relatives in America? I was able to get a glimpse into the life of two immigrants from a …

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