Tombstone Tuesday–Andreas Dietrich

Andreas Dietrich, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Andreas Dietrich, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Andreas, son of J. and C. Dietrich, died 10 Oct 1846, aged 3 years, 6 months, 12 days.

His death is the 5th death recorded in the Schumm church records: Andreas Dietrich, age 3 years, 6 months, 12 days, died 10 October 1846.

According to Zion’s Family Register, also in the church records, Andreas Dietrich was born 28 March 1843, the son of Johann Jacob and Maria Katharina (Werner) Dietrich.

Andreas was likely born in Van Wert County because it appears the family moved to the Schumm area in 1838.

There are very few families listed in Zion’s Family Register and fortunately the Johann Jacob Dietrich family is among them.

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