2021 archive

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

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.