Category: Germann

Schumm-Schinnerer California Wedding, 1901

A Schumm/Schinnerer wedding would not have been that unusual around the Schumm, Ohio, area in 1901, but you would not expect to hear of one in Long Beach California. But there was one such wedding and the couple was originally from Schumm. These are photos from the Germann Collection—a collection of old family photos that …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Jacob B. Germann

This is the tombstone of Jacob B. Germann, located in row 2 of the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Ohio City, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Jacob B. 1850-1926 1 Cor. 15. 12-23 GERMANN Jacob Germann was born 4 September 1850, the son of Peter and Catherine/Katherine (Dietrich) Germann. It appears that his parents Peter and Catherine …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Sophia (Becher) Germann

This is the tombstone of Sophia (Becher) Germann, located in row 3 of the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Ohio City, located on German Church Road, Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Sophia Ehefrau von J.B. Germann 1855-1920 GERMANN Text: 1 Tim. 6, 12 Translation: Sophia, wife of J.B. Germann, 1855-1920, GERMANN. Sophia …

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Amalia (Backhaus) Schumm (1859-1948)

This is another photo from what I call The German Collection, a group of family photos that sisters Edna and Viola Germann once had. I am in the process of scanning the collection and fortunately many of the photos are labeled. This photo is labeled “Aunt Amelia Schumm, La Porte, Indiana.” Amalia K. (Backhaus) Schumm, …

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A Wedding Celebration

This is a nice photo postcard of a wedding dinner. The guests are in the middle of the meal. Their plates are full and one man can be seen passing a dish of food to another. Besides being an interesting photo, taken from an unusual perspective, I like it because it was not raining and …

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