Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Son of Wm. & M.E. Hoehamer

Infant Son of William & Maggie (Kallenberger) Hoehamer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of the infant son of William A. and Maggie E. (Kallenberger) Hoehamer, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Son of
Wm. & M.E.
Feb. 14, 1913

This tombstone is located in the children’s section of Zion’s Cemetery. This child was stillborn [1] and was the fourth child of William A. and Margaret Elizabeth “Maggie” (Kallenberger) Hoehamer. There is no mention of his burial in Zion Chatt’s records.

The baby’s father was William Hoehamer and was born March 1875 in Auglaize County, Ohio, to Nicholas and Anna (Manzelman) Hoehamer. William married Maggie Kallenberger on 24 May 1900, married by Zion Chatt’s Rev. R. V. Schmitt. [2] Maggie was born in January 1874 in Blackcreek Township, the daughter of Michael Andreas and Elisabeth (Burkhart) Kallenberger.

William and Maggie lived in Blackcreek Township after their marriage and had three other children:
Ida/Edie/Edith Elisabeth (1901-?)
Friedericke Louisa “Freda” (1903-1970), married John Patrick Martelock
William Andreas Jr. (1909-1978), married Alice Luella Deitsch

The mother Maggie (Kallenberger) Hoehamer died in 1950 and is buried in Zion Chatt’s cemetery. The father William Hoehamer died in 1956 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Adams County, Indiana.


[1] “Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, 1958-2007,” (accessed 24 Apr 2017), Stillbo Hoehamer, 14 Feb 1913; OHS, Columbus; ODH, State Vital Statistics Unit.

[2] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994,” index and images, (accessed 21 Jul 2013), W.A. Hoehamer and Maggie E. Kallenberger, 1900; Mercer County Marriages, Vol. 8: 141.

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