2021 archive

Postmasters in the Hamlet of Willshire

In recent blog posts I listed the appointed postmasters in northern Mercer County from the 1840s through 1971, in the townships of Black Creek, Liberty, and Dublin.

Today I continue that list with the postmasters in another local town, Willshire, in Van Wert County.  

Tombstone Tuesday-Maria A. (Pflueger) Schumm

This is the tombstone of Maria (Pflueger) Schumm, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Maria A.
Ehefrau von
G.M. Schumm
Den 20, Juni
Gest. Den 25
Marz 1903

Dublin Township Post Offices

Dublin Township in Mercer County, Ohio, had three post offices at one time. The oldest was established by 1836 and was first known as Shanes Crossing. It was located at Shanesville, now known as Rockford, which was founded in 1820 and is the oldest village in Mercer County.  

Tombstone Tuesday-Palm Branch Symbol

Today’s tombstone symbol is the palm branch, also known as a palm frond.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Karen’s Chatt! May 2021 be better than 2020.