October 2022 archive

1910 Spiritualistic Manifestation in Geneva

For the Halloween season, below is an interesting piece about an eerie manifestation in the neighboring town of Geneva, Indiana, in 1910.

Tombstone Tuesday-Edward & Johannah (Meyer) Dirkson

This is the tombstone of Edward and Johannah (Meyer) Dirkson, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Psa. 90
Heb. 4, 9-11
Psa. 25-10
Rev. 7, 9-17

The Willshire Canning Company

Willshire had a canning company in the early 1900s, appropriately named The Willshire Canning Company, and my great-grandfather Louis J. Schumm was a shareholder.

Tombstone Tuesday-Tombstone Shapes

Today, more examples of tombstones with a symbolic shape.

Mercer County Courthouse Tour

The past couple years there have been several historic anniversaries in our area. Next year the Mercer County Courthouse will celebrate its 100th anniversary.