Tombstone Tuesday–Minnie C. Schaadt

Minnie C. Schaadt, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Minnie C. Schaadt, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:


Minnie Christina Schaadt was born 1 February 1907 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of David and Ida C. (Sealschott) Schaadt. [1] Her father was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, and her mother was born in Hopewell Township, Mercer County. [2]

Minnie’s father David (1873-1964) was the son of Adam (1846-1895) and Mary Anna (Koch) (1850-1926) Schaadt. Her mother Ida (1879-1960) was the daughter of Philip (1844-1894) & Matilda (Heffner) (1850-1930) Sealschott.

Minnie never married and lived her whole life on the family farm in Liberty Township, south of Chatt on Frahm Pike.

Minnie died 28 March 1931 in Liberty Township at the age of 24 years, 1 month, and 27 days. She died from tubercular pleurisy, tubercular peritonitis, and tubercular meningitis. Basically, from tuberculosis of the respiratory system. She was buried on the 31st and S.S. Egger was in charge of the funeral arrangements. [2]

Minnie was survived by her parents, three brothers, and a sister.

Minnie Schaadt’s siblings were:
Matilda (1899-1904)
Henry (1902-1970), married Edna W. Dailey
Victor W. (1904-1995), married Opal Strabel
Glenn Cornelius (1913-1987), married Roxie Mae King
Edith Lawrena (1917-2005), married Roland Lime

Minnie’s parents are buried in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Chatt.


[1] “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images,, Minnie C. Schaadt, 1 Feb 1907; Liberty Township, Mercer County Births, Vol. 4, p.134; FHL microfilm 914953.

[2] “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images,, Minnie Christina Schaadt, 28 Mar 1931; Liberty Township, Mercer County, no.19033; FHL microfilm 1992426.


    • Karen Pairan on February 17, 2018 at 6:37 pm
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    I wrote to you last year when I read about Rev. J.E. Albrecht, my maternal grandfather. Recently, I shared that with another first cousin, Paul Shultz. I decided to look at a more recent post and found the above. I recently obtained my mom’s scrapbook and found a picture of my mom, Mildred Albrecht, about 3 or 4 years old with Edith Schaadt, who looks more than 6 years older than my mom. I wonder if it is mislabeled. I wonder if it could have been Minnie.

    1. I do not know if I have a photo of Minnie to compare it with. I looked at Zion’s confirmation photos but did not see Minnie in any. I wish I could be of more help but I do know I have found old photos that were mislabeled. Thanks for writing and I hope you solve your mystery.

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