I have fairly large photo scanning project in the works but unfortunately I am not making a whole lot of progress on it.
It is a box of old photos that belonged to Viola and Edna Germann, “The Germann Collection.” Their parents were Stephen E. and Rosina (Schumm) Germann. Rosina’s parents were J. Frederick and Maria (Germann) Schumm.
The other day I pulled out the box of Germann photos to sort through them and put them in some semblance of an order. I was very happy to see that about half the photos are labeled.
This photo with two brides caught my eye. A double wedding!
Written on the back of the photo: Roehm Sister’s Wedding. Mother’s Cousins.
It didn’t take too long to identify the two brides and grooms in the photo. The brides were Juliana and Pauline Roehm, daughters of John and Rosina (Schumm) Roehm. Rosina (Schumm) Roehm was a sister to J. Frederick Schumm.
The two couples were married on 6 May 1900 by Rev. G.F. Seemeyer at Zion Lutheran, Schumm, and both weddings are recorded in their records.
Wilhelm C. Franke, a teacher from Delano, Pennsylvania, married Juliana Roehm, of Zion’s parish, on 6 May 1900 at the church.
Friedrich J. Acker, of Seymour, Indiana, married Pauline Roehm, also of Zion’s parish, on the same day at the church.
This photo was likely taken at the Roehm home after the double wedding and is probably a photo of the entire wedding party.
I will post more photos from the Germann collection in the future.