Tombstone Tuesday–Lina E. Weinmann

Lena Weinmann, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

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

Lina E.
16 Aug 1901
2 J. 1 M. 9 T.

Lina E. Weinmann, died 16 August 1901, aged 2 years, 1 month, 9 days. [1]

Lina Elisabeth Weinmann was born 7 July 1899 to George and Maria (Gunsett) Weinmann. Lena was baptized at Zion Schumm on 23 July 1899 with Mrs. Anna Gunsett and Eva Sauer serving as her sponsors.

Lina was enumerated with her family in the 1900 census: George Weinman, 40; Mary E, 39; Carl H, 11; Minnie K, 9; Otto J, 4; Lena E, 4 months. Her father George was a day laborer. [2]

Lina Weinmann died in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, [3] of dysentery on 16 August 1901, at the age of 2 years, 1 month, and 9 days. She was buried on the 18th and her funeral text was Romans 8:28.

She was survived by her parents and siblings:
Karl Hermann (1888-1971), married Esther Berdie Dull
Minna Katherine (1891-1979), married Philip Sauer
Otto Emanuel (1895- ), married Annie M. Stetler

George and Mary had another child a couple years later:
Edward Georg (1903-1971), never married

Two brothers preceded her in death— Walter T. (1885-1887) and Willie H. (1887-1887).

Her mother died in 1943 and her father died in 1958.

Below is a negative image of the tombstone, to read the inscription better.

Negative image of Lena Weinmann tombstone. (2012 photo by Karen)


[1] Years ago and in the church records this surname was spelled Weinmann.

[2] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 98, p.11, dwelling 218, family 223, George Weimann;

[3] Indiana, WPA Death Index, 1882-1920, Lena E. Weinman, 16 Aug 1901; database on-line,; from County Health Office, Decatur, Book H-22, p.11.



    • Deborah Jones on July 6, 2018 at 4:27 pm
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    Thank you for the articles on Lina, Walter and Willie. I made copies of the information to show my Mom. They would have been her aunt and uncles as Carl was her Dad.

    1. Yes! They would have been your mom’s aunt and uncles. So sad they died so young. Give your mom my best and I hope she finds the information interesting. Thanks for writing!

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