Across the road from Zion Lutheran Church in Schumm is a nice home and farm buildings, owned by Ned Alspaugh in the 1970s and beyond. West of the barn is a pond, dug in 1974. My mom and dad took these photos of Alvin Krueckeberg excavating and digging Ned Alspaugh’s pond in 1974.
Golf carts have always been popular with golfers but recently they have become even more popular with people, not for golfing, but just to get around in their community.
This is the tombstone of Frederick A. Schumm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
FREDERICK A. SON OF
L.E. & C.E. SCHUMM
MAR. 18, 1923
MAY 9, 1923
This is the tombstone of Anna M. (Roehm) Schumm, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
24 Mai 1857
23 Sept 1901
I broke through a brick wall this past week and did the Genealogy Happy Dance. I haven’t done that dance for some time and it was pretty exciting.
All this, thanks to Cousin Ken, my 4th cousin on the Schumm branch of my family. Ken contacted me recently and told me that he was looking at images of the church records from Ruppertshofen, where the Schumms attended church before immigrating in 1833.