Tag Archive: Van Wert

Mar 01

Tombstone Tuesday—Louis J. Schumm

Lewis-J.-Schumm-2

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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Feb 25

The House on Evergreen Farm

Louis Schumm Family

This frame house was the home of three generations of my Schumm ancestors. It is located between Willshire and Schumm in Van Wert County, Ohio. Grandpa always said that the house was originally back in the woods and was moved to its current location. Both the 1872 and 1886 maps of Van Wert County show …

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Feb 18

Unusual Names—We’ve Got ‘Em

Johann Pankratius Schinnerer 1829-1857

Look carefully at this tombstone photo. I’m sure you noticed right away that two names are misspelled. Pankratius Schinnerer is such a common name! Who could possibly misspell it? Yes, some of my ancestors have very unusual names. Most of these uncommon names are in my German lines and are collateral ancestors, not my direct …

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