Tombstone Tuesday–Daniel G. Kreiselmeyer

Daniel G. Kreiselmeyer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2018 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Daniel G. Kreiselmeyer, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Daniel G.
Sohn von
C. & S.
geb. den. 24 Marz.
gest. den. 26 Marz.

Daniel G., son of C. & S. Kreiselmeyer, born 24 March 1875, died 26 March 1875.

According to Zion Schumm’s records, Gottfried Daniel Kreiselmeyer was born 24 March 1875 to Christoph and Susanna (Schwab) Kreiselmeyer. Gottfried Daniel was baptized on the same day, with Gottfried Brenner and [illegible] Kreiselmeyer serving as his sponsors.

Gottfried Daniel died 2 days later, on 26 March 1875 and was buried on the 27th. His death is record in the Van Wert County Deaths, with his given name as Godfried and their residence as Willshire, [1] although they lived in rural Willshire.

Gottfried Daniel’s father was born in Germany and his mother was born in Ohio. They were married in Crawford County, Ohio in 1847 and moved to Van Wert County, Ohio, between 1850 and 1859.

Several other children born to Christoph and Susanna Kreiselmeyer are mentioned in Zion Schumm’s records:

Hanna Magdalena Kreiselmeier, born 24 March 1859, baptized 27 March 1859.
Georg Friedrich Kreiselmeier, born 19 May 1863, baptized 24 May 1863. [Married Marguerite Buechner]
Anna Rosine Caroline Kreiselmeyer, born 16 April 1866, baptized 22 April 1866. [Married Henry Gunsett]
Wilhelm Heinrich Kreiselmeyer, born 12 July 1869, baptized 12 August 1869.
David Kreiselmeyer, born 3 October 1851, died Easter, 16 April 1865.

Those children were mentioned in Zion Schumm’s records, but they may have had more children.

The mother Susanna died in 1894 and the father Christoph died in 1900. Both are buried in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm.

And of course there is a connection between the Kreiselmeyers and the Schumms. Georg Friedrich Kreiselmeier, son of Christoph and Susanna, married Marguerite Buechner at Zion Schumm in 1885.


[1] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, ( : viewed 10 Sep 2018), Godfored Kreiselmeyer, 26 Mar 1875; FHL microfilm 1015858.

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