April 2022 archive

Willshire-1950 U.S. Census, part 2

Today is a continuation of my transcription of the village of Willshire as recorded in the 1950 U.S. Census. The 1950 census was released for public view on 1 April 2022.

Tombstone Tuesday-Gate Symbol

A gate inscribed on a tombstone symbolizes the passageway from this life to the next.

Willshire Village-A 1950 Census Test Area

The 1950 U.S. Census was released for public view on 1 April 2022. As I looked through the 1950 census it didn’t take me long to see that the census pages for the village of Willshire look a whole lot different than the pages of the other communities.

Tombstone Tuesday-Alma A. Schumm

This is the tombstone of Alma A. Schumm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Advertisers in Willshire’s 1950 Willow

Last week it was interesting to see who advertised in Willshire School’s 1948 Willow, the school’s first yearbook. This week I am featuring local advertisers from the 1950 Willow.