April 2022 archive

Tombstone Tuesday-Heavenly City Symbol

The Heavenly City in the clouds symbolism is often seen on older tombstones.

Advertisers in Willshire’s 1948 Willow

After spending time looking at occupations and businesses in the village of Willshire in 1880, I am leaving the 19th century and fast-forwarding about 70 years, to look at some Willshire businesses in the mid-1900s. But instead of using census records I am using the advertisers in Willshire’s yearbook, the Willow.

Tombstone Tuesday-Caroline Huber

This is the tombstone of Caroline Huber, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Caroline Huber
Born 6, 10, 1842
Died 2, 13, 1924
Age 81 Years
8 MO, 3 DA

Willshire Occupations & Businesses in 1880

I am still stuck in Willshire’s 1880 census enumeration. This is a time in history that I really enjoy studying. Plus, I like looking through census records. Add to that, this year is Willshire’s Bicentennial and we have a win-win. Today, occupations and businesses of Willshire’s residents in 1880.