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Mar 22

Tombstone Tuesday—J. J. Schumm

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Although the inscription “JJ Schumm” is all that is legible on this tombstone, I believe that this is the grave marker of Johann Jacob Schumm, one of the Schumms who immigrated to America in 1833 from Wuerttemberg. I will show how I arrived at this conclusion by using the church records of Zion Lutheran Church, …

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Mar 01

Tombstone Tuesday—Louis J. Schumm

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This is the tombstone photo of Louis J. Schumm and his wife Sarah, nee Breuninger.  They are buried in row 10 in the cemetery of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm. Louis’ home was the subject of the previous blog. Ludwig Johann “Louis” Schumm was born 26 April 1851 in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of …

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