November 2021 archive

Veterans Day 2021

Today is Veterans Day. A day to thank, honor, and remember our United States veterans. To all veterans, thank you for your service to our country.  

Tombstone Tuesday-Elizabeth (Boroff) Smith Schumm

This is the tombstone of Hester Elizabeth (Boroff) Smith Schumm, located in Tomlinson Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Elizabeth Smith

Hester “Elizabeth” Boroff was born in Dublin Township, Mercer County, Ohio, on 20 September 1886, the daughter of William I. and Mary Catherine (Coil) Boroff. [1] Her mother died in 1889 and her father married Effie Hale in 1891.

Excavating C.L. Schumm Pond

Problem: a low-lying, wet, unfarmable area on a farm. Solution: a pond. A reasonable solution, especially when your son-in-law has earth-moving equipment. Back in the 1960s my Grandpa Cornelius Schumm had a low area on his farm, located a little northeast of his barn.

Tombstone Tuesday-John Martin Schumm

This is the tombstone of John Martin Schumm, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Aug. 18, 1873
Apr. 28, 1954