Tag Archive: Schumm

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 26

Tombstone Tuesday–Catharina Schüler

This is the tombstone of Catharina Schüler, located in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet in Gott Catharina Ehefrau von Michael Schüler Geborn 21 April 1810 Gestorben 3 Deceb 1838 Translation: Here rests in God, Catharina, wife of Michael Schüler, born 21 April 1810, died 3 December …

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Nov 19

Tombstone Tuesday–Johann Georg Schumm

This is the tombstone of Johann Georg Schumm, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. His sandstone marker is still very readable and is inscribed: Selig sind die toda- en die in dem Herrn sterben von nun an Ia Der Geist Sprieght dass sie ruhen von ihier arbeit, Den ihre …

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May 31

Johann Christian Pflueger

All in all, I was fairly successful in researching the Pflueger branch of my family, thanks in part to the records of Zion Lutheran Schumm. Those records told me the most important thing I needed to know in order to research an ancestor back in Germany—his town of origin. Those church records told me that …

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