October 2021 archive

More Halloween Hauntings

Halloween is just a few days away.
A few years ago I wrote a blog post, Haunted Mercer County, which turned out to be a fairly popular post. People still write me about it.

Tombstone Tuesday-Halloween Edition

Halloween is less than a week away and there is no better time to highlight some tombstone art that conjures up Halloween images.

Digging a Pond, 1974

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.

Tombstone Tuesday-Johann Martin Geier

This is the tombstone of Martin Geier, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Geb. Den 25
Sept. 1816
Gest den 22
Dec. 1902
86 J, 2 M, 27 T

Grandpa’s Golf Cart

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.