Tombstone Tuesday–Clarence Schott

Schott, ClarenceThis is the tombstone of Clarence Schott, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Clarence Schott
Son of
Frederick W. & Wilhelmina

Clarence was the fifth child born to Frederick W. and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Emerich, born 24 November 1914 near Chattanooga. He was baptized as Clarance Frederick Michael Schott by Rev. F.W. Gahre on 26 November 1914, with Michael and Margaretha Schott serving as his sponsors.

According to Zion Chatt’s records Clarence died 13 July 1962 of a hernia in his diaphragm and was buried on the 16th. The record indicates he was survived by his brothers and sisters.


Clarence Schott
Celina—Clarence Schott, 48, Mercer County Home, died at 6:40 p.m. Friday in St. Rita’s Hospital.

Born Nov. 24, 1914, in Chattanooga, he died following surgery.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Harry Smith of Islamorada, Fla., Mrs. G.C. Edwards of Findlay, Mrs. James Herron of Ansonia and Mrs. Jerry Schlecte of Dallas, Tex.; six brothers, Luther of Celina, Ralph of Van Wert, Ray of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Paul of New Bremen, Dale of Ft. Wayne and Alfred.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Vale and Stein Funeral Home in Celina, with Rev. Arnold Green officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Chattanooga.
Friends may call this afternoon. [1]

Clarence is buried three tombstones away from his parents.


[1] The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, Sunday, 15 July 1962, p.A-4; digital images by subscription, ( : accessed 19 Oct 2014).


    • Kaylehn Brunner on October 21, 2014 at 9:40 pm
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    Thank you for all the posts about the Schott family these last few weeks,I have enjoyed them and even found a few facts I did not know. Paul Schott passed away this week and of the 11 Schott kids Fred and Minnie had, Irene and Dale are still with us.

    Kaylehn Brunner

    1. I was sorry to hear that Paul passed away recently. I saw that in the paper. I like to follow a family when I write my Tombstone Tuesdays and it helps me keep organized. I am glad that you find the information helpful. Thanks for reading!

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