Last week my Aunt Ruth celebrated her 100th birthday and we traveled to Pennsylvania to surprise her on her big day.
A few months ago, while visiting my Aunt Esther and Uncle Al, my mom’s sister and her husband, I noticed this nice plaque on their wall. My Aunt Esther said that it belonged to her mother, Hilda (Scaer) Schumm (1895-1997), who is also my grandmother, but I do not recall ever seeing it.
This past week we spent a few days in Holmes County. In addition to the beautiful eastern Ohio countryside in this Amish community there is an abundance of shopping opportunities, handcrafted Amish items, cheese, wine, delicious home-style food, and other attractions. It is also the area where several of my ancestors lived for awhile before …
About a year ago I wrote about my Grandma Schumm’s 1900 and 1902 school souvenir books from the one-room school she attended– Schlemmer School, District 7 Public School, Monroe Township, Allen County, Indiana.  Thanks to Kristy K for providing me with a photo of Schlemmer School. Kristy is the great-granddaughter of Peter Shie, who …
Wednesday I went over to visit Mary, my first cousin once removed. We spent the afternoon talking and had a wonderful visit. She had invited me over to look at some old family photos. Of course I am always eager to learn more about the family and scan old family photos. Mary and I share …