This is the tombstone of Mary C. (Schott) Laderman, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Maria Katharina Schott was born 18 June 1886 to Michael and Margaretha (Kuehm) Schott. She was baptized 11 July 1886, with Adam and Maria Martin as her sponsors. Her father was born in Mercer County and her mother was born in Schillersdorf, Elsass.
“Mary” was confirmed at Zion on 31 March 1901 by Rev. R.V. Schmitt. She married married William Laderman about 1904.
Mary and William Laderman had the following children, as recorded in Zion’s records:
Paul Edward (1905-1989), married Alvina Witte
Margaret Elizabeth (1907-1997), married Edward Linn
Florence Estella (1909-1910)
Josephine Wilma (1910-2001), married Lorain W. Chapman
Emma (1912- )
Mary died 26 September 1918 and was buried on the 28th. Survivors included her husband, children, parents, brothers and sisters, according to Zion Chatt’s records. The records give her cause of death as cancer. Her daughter Margaret is buried next to her.