August 2023 archive

1918-Reichard Rescued from Torpedoed Boat

April 1918-William Denzil Reichard, Willshire, was among those rescued from a cargo vessel that was sunk by a German submarine.

Tombstone Tuesday-Daffodil Symbol

Daffodils, also called narcissus or jonquils, symbolize rebirth, new life, resurrection, new beginnings, hope, and love.

The Albright & Ehrman Orphans

Last week I wrote about the Albrights and the Ehrmans, two German immigrant families who had tragic family losses. The parents of both families died within a few years of settling in the Willshire and Chattanooga areas, leaving behind underage children.

Tombstone Tuesday-Edward T. & Martha A. (Dirkson) Gunsett

This is the tombstone of Edward T. and Martha A. (Dirkson) Gunsett, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio.