They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a picture is worth a few questions. Like, who are these two people in the little rowboat? Where was this? And why?
This is the tombstone of Henry F. and Abalonia Freese, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
1896 was a very good year in my family history. Three of my four grandparents were born in 1896. Carl Miller, his wife Gertrude (Brewster) Miller, and Cornelius Schumm were all born in 1896. Grandma Hilda (Scaer) Schumm was born in 1895.
This is the tombstone of Henry M. and Henrietta “Wilhelmina/Minnie” (Hoppe) Schumm, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Last week I wrote about Henry M. Schumm (1861-1941), who moved from the Willshire area to Cheyenne County, Colorado, in the early 1900s. Henry M. Schumm homesteaded 160 acres in that eastern Colorado county and lived there for about 15-20 years.