Tombstone Tuesday- Memorial Day 2020

Yesterday, on Memorial Day, we visited two local cemeteries, Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, and Zion Lutheran, Schumm. The graves of those who served in the military had new flags in their flagstaffs, placed there by the local Legion or VFW, in remembrance of Memorial Day. Even though most Memorial Day services were limited or canceled, we went to pay our respects to some locals who served our country.


During our visit I decided it would be a good time to note those who served in the U.S. armed forces and are laid to rest in these two cemeteries.

Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio:

Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio, 25 May 2020.

Edward J. Kuehm (1892-1922), WWI
Robert E. Humbert (1923-2007), WWII
Donald L. Caffee (1932-2015), U.S. Veteran
Herbert M. Miller, (1925-2012), WWII
Glenn N. Miller (1923-1994), WWII
Charles Philip White (1924-2017), WWII
Kenneth L. Lautzenheiser (1934-2006), Korea
Thomas E. Brandt (1926-2008), WWII
Albert C. Heffner (1888-1945), WWI [Sgt, 51 Balloon Co. Air Service]
G. Wesley Kallenberger (1906-1992), WWII [Navy]
Kent D. Whitacre (1947-2012), Viet Nam
Paul Eichler (1928-2017), WWII

Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio:

Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio, 26 May 2020

Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio, 26 May 2020

Donald T. Salway (1927-1993), WWII
Charles Schlemmer (1935-2011) [flag, no flagstaff]
Rodes, GAR
PVT Edgar F. Schumm (1914-1944), WWII, “Died in Battle at Montigny, France”
Edgar J. Dietrich (1915-1996), WWII
Vance D. Krick (1941-1998), Viet Nam
Harold F. Salway (1925-1996), WWII
Johann Buechner (1828-1896), GAR
Alfred W. Schott (1927-2011), WWII
Eugene F. Merkle (1936-1999) U.S. Veteran
Paul A. Roehm Jr (1929-1968), Korea
Nicholas Geisler (1832-1912), Civil War
Emanuel H. Schumm (1892-1973), WWI
Edward T. Gunsett (1891-1973), WWI
Paul L. Hofmann (1913-1977), WWII
Palmer C. Schwartz (1928-2010), WWII
Roman C. Schumm (1924-1988), WWII
Harold P. Schumm (1921-1988), WWII
James R. “Pete” Baxter (1927-1984), WWII
Richard E. Schumm (1922-1990), WWII
Henry W. Dietrich (1922-2005), WWII
Oswald H. Schumm (1902-1987), WWII
Ned J. Alspaugh (1920-2003), WWII
Eloise J. Alspaugh (1923-2003), WWII
Harold W. Schweyer (1928-2014), Korea

Viet Nam

Interesting that Ned Alspaugh and his wife were both veterans.

Ned & Eloise Alspaugh, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio. (2020 photo by Karen)

Ned & Eloise Alspaugh, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm. (2020 photo by Karen)

In memory of those who served over the years in the various wars and conflicts, as well as during peacetime.  

GAR [Grand Army of the Republic/Civil War]

I apologize if I missed anyone. I just tried to follow the flags.

I do have a couple observations about the flag markers in Zion Schumm’s cemetery. A GAR flagstaff is by the Rodes tombstone, row 3. I wrote about this tombstone a few weeks ago and it bears the names and dates of John, John Jr, and Jacob Rodes, but all three of these men died by 1851, before the Civil War. A GAR flagstaff is located by the tombstone of immigrant George M. Schumm (1812-1871), but as far as I know he did not serve in the Civil War. Perhaps these flagstaffs have been moved from their original position.   

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