February 2019 archive

Tombstone Tuesday–Ernest G. Dietrich

This is the tombstone of Ernest George Dietrich, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: WE SHALL MEET AGAIN Ernest G. Dietrich Gest den 20 Juli 1905 Alter 41 J, 11 T Ernest G. Dietrich, died 20 July 1905, aged 41 years, 11 days. Christened …

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Personal Items from 1904 Willshire Herald

I am still getting information from the 5 May 1904 edition of the Willshire Herald that my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm saved. The Willshire Herald was the predecessor of today’s Photo Star. Years ago local newspapers included personal items—information that included some of the happenings around the neighborhood–what the neighbors were doing, who visited who, …

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