Tombstone Tuesday-Frederick & Anna K. (Kallenberger) Allmandinger

Frederick & Anna K (Kallenberger) Allmandinger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Frederick Allmandinger, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:


Anna K.

Frederick Allmandinger was born in Butler County, Ohio, on 12 Sep 1869, the son of John Lewis (1829-1988) and Rosina (Schneider/Snyder) (1833-1915) Allmandinger.

The Lewis Allmandinger family in 1870, residing in Wayne, Butler County, where they had a Jacksonburg post office address: Lewis, 40; Rosina, 36; Lewis, 12; Michael, 11; John, 8; Jacob, 6; William, 3; Frederick, 8 months. The father Lewis was a farmer. [1]

By 1880 the Lewis Allmandinger family had moved to Black Creek Township, Mercer County. Their family in 1880: Lewis, 51; Rosina, 46; Lewis, 23; Michael, 22; John, 17; Jacob, 15; William, 12; Frederick, 10; Mary, 8; and Lena, 6. [2] The Allmandingers attended Zion Lutheran Church in Chattanooga, Ohio, also where his future wife attended church.

Friedrich Allmandinger married Anna Katharine Kallenberger on 8 January 1895 at the Kallenberger residence. William Allmandinger and Elisabeth Margarethe Kallenberger were witnesses to the marriage.

The bride Anna Katharina Kallenberger was born in Mercer County, Ohio, on 14 November 1875, the daughter of Andreas (1830-1914) and Elisabeth (Burkhart) (1841-1935) Kallenberger. Anna was baptized 4 May 1876, with her parents and Christ Heintz serving as her sponsors. Her father Andreas was born in Germany.

The Andrew Kallenberger family in 1880: Andrew, 50; Elizabeth B, 39; Christena, 14; Andrew M, 9; Margaret E, 5; and Anna C [K], 4. The father Andrew was a farmer. [3]

Five years after their 1895 marriage, Frederick and Anna (Kallenberger) Allmandinger resided in Black Creek Township with their two children, living very close or next to Anna’s parents. The Frederick Allmandinger household in 1900: Fred, 30; Anna, 24; George F, 4; and Paulena, 1. Frederick farmed. [4] They resided in the same place in 1910 and had three additional children by that time, Rudolf B, 7; Carl M, 4; and Elizabeth, 2. [5]

The Frederick Allmandinger family moved to Liberty Township, Van Wert County, in 1911 and another daughter, Matilda, was born about that same time. The family in 1920: Fred, 56; Anna, 46; George, 24; Paulena, 21; Rudolf, 16; Carl, 14; Elizabeth, 12; and Matilda, 9. [6]

By 1930 only two children were living at home with Frederick and Anna, George, 34, and Matilda, 29. [7] Only son George, 44, lived at home with Frederick, 70, and Anna, 65, in 1940. [8]  

Wife Anna (Kallenberger) Allmandinger died in Van Wert County of cancer on 2 October 1944. She was 68 years old and was buried on the 5th. [9]

In 1950 widower Frederick Allmandinger, 80, lived with daughter Elizabeth and her husband Harold Geissler and their 2 children, Donald N, 20, and Lela Ann, 4. [10]

Frederick Allmandinger died of pancreatic cancer at the Adams County Hospital, Decatur, on 6 December 1953. He was 84 years old and had been ill for less than a year. He was buried on the 9th. [11]

Frederick’s obituary:

Frederick Allmandinger
Willshire-Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for Frederick Allmandinger, retired Willshire Township farmer, who died Sunday in Adams County Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ind.

Services will be in the Zion Lutheran Church, at Schumm, with the Rev. Werner Kuhlberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Allmandinger was born Sept. 12, 1869, near Hamilton and had lived in the Willshire community since 1911.

Surviving are three daughters and three sons: Karl of Celina, Ridolph [sic], of Willshire, George Allmandinger and Mrs. Harold Giessler, of Ohio City, Mrs. Herbert Merkle, Van Wert, and Mrs. Herman Schaekel, Decatur. [12]

Frederick and Anna (Kallenberger) Allmandinger had the following children:
George Frederick (1895-1961)
Paulena Katharine (1898-1988), married Herbert D Merkle
Rudolf Benjamin (1903-1993), married Lula Anna Scare
Karl Michael (1905-1984), married Chloa Estella Smith
Elizabeth M (1907-1972), married Harold Alfred Giessler
Matilda Rebecca (1910-2009), married Herman William Schaekel

[1] 1870 U.S. Census, Wayne, Butler, Ohio, p.491B, dwelling 78, family 75, Lewis Allmandinger;

[2] 1880 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 179, p.323A, line 38, Lewis Allmanding [sic];

[3] 1880 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 179, p.327, line 24, Andrew Kallenberger;

[4] 1900 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 74, p.8, dwelling & family 165, Fred Alma [sic];

[5] 1910 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 107, p.5A, dwelling & family 99, Fredrick Allmandinger;

[6] 1920 U.S. Census, Liberty, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 127, p.2A, dwelling 5, family 6, Fred Allmandurgh [sic];

[7] 1930 U.S. Census, Liberty, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 7, p.2B, dwelling & family 48, Fred Allmandinger;

[8] 1940 U.S. Census, Liberty, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-7, p.2B, household 37, Fred Almandinger [sic];

[9] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” Liberty Township, Van Wert, Anna Katherine Allmandinger, 2 Oct 1944;

[10] 1950 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-40, sheet 3, dwelling 37, Frederick Allmandinger;

[11] Indiana Archives & Records Administration, Death Certificates, 1953, Roll 12, Frederick Allmandinger, 6 Dec 1953;

[12] The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, 8 Dec 1953, p.2, Frederick Allmandinger obituary;


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