February 2022 archive

Headington House Hotel x 3

Last week I wrote about the two local Headington House Hotels, one in Portland, Indiana, in the 1870s, the other in Celina, Ohio, in the mid-1900s. Surprise! As I continued my research I learned about yet another Headington House Hotel in Portland in the early 1900s.

Tombstone Tuesday-Adam J. Buechner

This is the tombstone of Adam J. Buechner, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Adam J.
26 Apr. 1822
11 Maerz 1885
82 J, 10 M, 15 T
Text: John. 13 v.7

The Two Headington House Hotels

Name something Portland, Indiana, and Celina, Ohio, have in common.
Actually, the towns probably have several things in common, but I am thinking of one specific thing that relates to my family history.

Tombstone Tuesday-Clasped Hands Symbol

A common carving seen on older tombstones is a pair of clasped hands, what looks to be a handshake. This symbol was commonly used during the Victorian era. Clasped hands most often represent the hands of a husband and wife.

James Henry Brewster Home, Independence, Kansas

Today Karen’s Chatt travels virtually to Montgomery County, Kansas, to the once grand home of James Henry Brewster. His home is often referred to as a mansion by family members.