April 2020 archive

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 10

Joe and I continue to shelter at home, as are many others. Today is Good Friday and this will be the first time ever that I have not attended Holy Week and Easter services. But through modern technology we are able to see our vicar give a sermon on Facebook and listen to a local service on the radio.

Tombstone Tuesday-Martin Geisler

This is the tombstone of Martin Geisler, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier ruhet in Gott
Martin Geissler
2 September 1852
Alter von 52 Jahren

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 9

Trip to California, Nimrod Headington’s journal, details his 1852 journey by ship, sailing from New York to San Francisco, to pan for gold. [1] [2]

This is the ninth in a series of blog posts, the transcription of Nimrod Headington’s 1852 journal.