December 2018 archive

Postcard from Pearl Brewster

Today, an old picture postcard of students in front of a school that was likely located in rural Adams County, Indiana, over 100 years ago. The postcard is postmarked Geneva, Indiana, and is dated February 19. Unfortunately, I cannot read the year of the postmark. It is addressed to: Mrs. Emily Reid 610 West Water …

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Karen’s Chatt! Christmas blessings to you and yours.

Rev. George M. Schumm and a Quilt

I was going through some Schumm items the other day and I noticed this photo. It is a very nice photo of Rev. George Martin Schumm (1841-1917), but what caught my eye was the quilt hanging in the background. What a nice looking quilt! I wonder who made it and what colors of fabric were …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Catharina Dietrich

This is the tombstone of Catharina Dietrich, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Hier ruhet in Gott Catharina B Tochterlein des Adam u. Maria C. Dietrich Gestorben 21 Marz 1859 Here rests in God Catharina B, little daughter of Adam and Maria C. Dietrich, …

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Two More Brewster 5-Generation Photos

How many people can say they have been in two 5-generation family photos. Not many, I would guess. However, my great-grandmother, Pearl (Reid) Brewster (1880-1962), did just that. She was in two 5-generation family photos that were taken nearly 60 years apart! The first 5-generation photo Pearl was in was taken around 1898. Pearl was …

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