Mary D. Ott

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The panel relates the story of my father's great-grandparents who immigrated to Sheffield, Lorain County, Ohio in 1843 from the town of Illerich in the Cochem-Zell region of Germany. The picture show the couple, Johann Diederich and Gertrude Saurens, at the time of their 60th wedding anniversary. The photo at the top of the panel is a recent view of Illerich. The photo at the bottom shows the couple's home and barn in Sheffield around 1900. The names on the left side of the panel are the family names of Gertrude's ancestors; the names on the right side are the family names of Johann's ancestors.