Tombstone Tuesday-Christina (Kable) Baumgartner

Christina (Kable) Baumgartner, Chattanooga (Ohio) Mausoleum. (2017 photo by Karen)

This is the burial chamber of Christina (Kable) Baumgartner in the Chattanooga Mausoleum, located on the edge of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The chamber is inscribed:

Christina Baumgartner

Christina Kable was born in Liberty Township, Mercer County, on 7 April 1867, the daughter of Frederick (1817-1886) and Catharine (Koch) (1837-1911) Kable, both German immigrants. Christina’s older brother Jacob was baptized at Zion Chatt, but Christina was not. However, she was confirmed at Zion Chatt in 1882.

Christina was enumerated with her parents and siblings in 1870 and 1880. The Frederick Kable family in 1880: Frederick, 64; Catharine C, 43; Jacob, 14; Christina, 12; Frederick, 10; and John 2. [1]

Christina’s father Frederick Kable died 29 April 1886.

In 1900 Christina, 33, resided with her widowed mother Catherine (Koch) Kable, 63, head, and three of her unmarried siblings: Jacob, 35, farmer; Frederick, 30, farmer; and John, 23, schoolteacher. [2]

Christina Kable married John A. Baumgartner in Mercer County on 25 August 1905. John was from Adams County, Indiana, was 41 years old, and had been married once before. [3]

Christine’s husband John A. Baumgartner died 30 October 1917. [4]

In 1920 widow Christina (Kable) Baumgartner lived with her widowed brother John H. Kable and his children: John H Kable, 42, widowed; Walter E Kable, 12; Lorena V Kable, 10; Victor D Kable, 8; Bessie Kable, 6; Christina Baumgartner, 52, sister. [5]

Christina (Kable) Baumgartner, age 72, died in Mercer County on 13 September 1939. [6] She died at home of her sister-in-law, Mary (Wendel) Kable, the widow of Christina’s brother Frederich Kable (1870-1934).   

Mrs. Christena Baumgartner
Rockford, Sept. 16- Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Evangelical church in Liberty-tp Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Christena Kable Baumgartner, 72, who died at the home of Mrs. Mary Kable in Liberty-tp Thursday afternoon. Surviving are two brothers, Jacob Kable of Liberty-tp, and John Kable of Decatur, Ind. Burial in the Chattanooga mausoleum.

Christine (Kable) Baumgartner had the following siblings:
Jakob Kable (1865-1946), never married
Christina Kable (1867-1939), married John A. Baumgartner
Frederich Kable (1870-1934), married Mary Ann Wendel
Christian Friedrich Kable (1872-1876)
Katharine Kable (1876-1876) 
Johann Heinrich Kable (1877-1957), married Viola L. Baumgartner

[1] 1880 U.S. Census, Ohio, Mercer, Liberty, ED 188, p.473B, dwelling 43, family 45, Frederick Kable;

[2] 1900 U.S. Census, Ohio, Mercer, Liberty, ED 85, p.6, dwelling 115, family 120, Catherine Cable [sic];

[3] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016,” Mercer, Vol. 9, p.152, John Baumgartner & Christena Kable, 25 Aug 1905; digital image,

[4] “Ohio Deaths, 1840-2001,” Van Wert County, Jno A. Baumgartner, 30 Oct 1917; digital image,

[5] 1920 U.S. Census, Ohio, Mercer, Liberty, ED 140, dwelling 196, family 213, John H Kable;

[6] “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” Mercer County, Christina Baumgartner, 18 Sep 1939; digital image,

[7] The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, 17 Sep 1939, p.4, Christine Baumgartner obit;


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