December 2020 archive

Liberty Township Post Offices

Unlike Black Creek Township, which had only one post office around 1900, Liberty Township had six post offices before the turn of the century. These rural Mercer County, Ohio, post offices were often in a small general store that was located in a small village or hamlet.

Tombstone Tuesday-Willow Tree Symbol

I am going to change things up a bit for my Tombstone Tuesday posts and feature some tombstone art posts in between my regular Tombstone Tuesday blog posts.

Black Creek Township’s Lone Post Office

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Chattanooga, Ohio, Post Office and included a list of the postmasters appointed to serve there around the turn of the century.  

There were several other post offices in the area but not all were located in a town or village.

Tombstone Tuesday-Andrew & Friedericke (Gutheil) Roehm

This is the tombstone of Andreas and Friedericke (Gutheil) Roehm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Feb. 12, 1814
Jan. 4, 1902