Tombstone Tuesday-Amanda (Reidenbach) Schumm

Amanda (Reidenbach) Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Amanda (Reidenbach) Schumm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Wife of
L.W. Schumm
Test. Psalm 116:15

“Amanda“ Magdalena Margaretha Reidenbach was born 16 February 1889, the daughter of Henry and Rosine (Roehm) Reidenbach. Amanda was baptized at home on 3 March 1889, with Mrs. Margaretha Germann, Mrs. Maria Grund, Mrs. Katherine Stegmeier, and Mrs. Magdalena [?] serving as her sponsors.

The Henry Reidenbach family in 1900: Henry, 33; Rosa, 31; Wilbur, 12; Amanda, 11; Theodore, 5; and Viola, 2. The father Henry was a farmer. [1]

The Henry Reidenbach family in 1910: Henry 44; Rosa, 41; Wilber, 22; Amanda, 21; Theodore, 15; Viola, 12; and Rowland, 7. [2]

Amanda Reidenbach married “William” Lorenz Schumm on 17 December 1911 at Zion Schumm’s parsonage.  Witnesses to the marriage were Wilber Reidenbach and Adeline Reidenbach. William was the son of Frederick and Margaret (Ehrenmann) Schumm. 

Amanda (Reidenbach) Schumm, died on 17 August 1916, a few hours after the birth of their third child. She was 27 years, 6 months, and 1 day old and was buried on the 20th.  Amanda was survived by her husband, 3 children, her parents, her mother-in-law, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. 

Amanda’s widowed husband William Schumm married Minnie Gunsett in Van Wert County on 2 May 1918. [3]

William and Amanda (Reidenbach) Schumm had the following children:
Reinhardt Waldo (1912-1986), married Frieda Oleta Etzler
Edgar F. Schumm (1914-1944)
Amanda Barbara (1916-1965) married Leonard Etzler

Their son Edgar Schumm died in France during World War II.

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Harrison, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 79, p.5, dwelling 39, family 40, Henry Reidenbach; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 20 Sep 2020).

[2] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p.5A, dwelling 94, family 95, Henry Reidenbach; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 20 Sep 2020).

[3] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” Van Wert County, Vol. 15, p.200, Lawrence William Schumm & Mina Catharine Genosett; 12 May 1918 database with images, ( : viewed 20 Sep 2020).

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