Tag Archive: Willshire

Jul 08

1920–Devastating Hurricane Visits Willshire Vicinity

The Willshire Herald, 2 April 1920

DEVASTATING HURRICANE VISITS WILLSHIRE VICINITY—That was the headline of the Friday, April 2, 1920 edition of The Willshire Herald. It was published less than a week after one of worst tornadoes swept through this part of the country. Why do I have an interest in tornadoes? A while back my mom gave me some old …

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Mar 01

Tombstone Tuesday—Louis J. & Sarah H. (Breuninger) Schumm


This is the tombstone photo of Louis J. Schumm and his wife Sarah, nee Breuninger.  They are buried in row 10 of Zion Cemetery,  Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. Louis’ home was the subject of the previous post. The marker is inscribed: Louis J. 1851-1938 Sarah H. His Wife 1861-1921 SCHUMM Ludwig …

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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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