Tombstone Tuesday-Anna W. & Henriette C. Schumm

Anna W & Henrietta C Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Anna W. and Henriette C. Schumm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Anna W.
18 Marz 1883
10 Oct 1901
John 8:61

Henriette C.
18 Feb. 1885
21 Nov. 1901
Psalm 119:92

Tochter von H.G. u. Anna M. Schumm


Anna W, born 18 March 1883, died 10 October 1901. Henriette C, born 18 February 1885, died 21 November 1901. Daughter[s] of H.G. and Anna M. Schumm.

Sisters Anna Wilhelmine and Henrietta Clara Schumm were the second and third of five children born to Henry George “H.G.” and Anna M. (Roehm) Schumm. H.G. Schumm (1854-1939) and Anna M. Roehm (1857-1901) married at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, on 1 April 1879

Anna Wilhelmine Schumm was born in Willshire Township on 18 March 1883. She was baptized at Zion Schumm on 26 March 1883, with Susanna Roehm, Sophie Schumm, and Mrs. Rev. Seemeyer serving as her sponsors.

Henriette Clara Schumm was born in Willshire Township on 18 February 1885. She was baptized at Zion Schumm on 1 March 1885, with Mrs. Maria Grund and Rosine Schumm serving as her sponsors.

The Henry George Schumm family in 1900: Henry G, 45; Annie M, 43, wife; Amelia, 19, daughter; Annie W, 17, daughter; Henrietta, 15, daughter; Walter E, 11, son; Esther, 6, daughter; Marie Schumm, 79, mother. The father H.G. Schumm was a farmer in Willshire Township. [1]

The following year was a tragic year for the H.G. Schumm family as typhoid fever ravaged the family. H.G.’s 44-year-old wife Anna (Roehm) Schumm died from typhoid fever on 23 September 1901.

Daughter Anna Wilhelmine died in Willshire from typhoid fever on 10 October 1901, at the age of 18 years, 6 months, and 22 days. She was buried on the 25th.

Daughter Henriette Clara died in Willshire from typhoid fever on 21 November 1901, at the age of 16 years, 9 months, and 3 days. She was buried on the 24th.

Widower H.G. Schumm, left with three children at home, married widow Wilhelmina “Mina” (Kroemer) Limecooly (1863-1951) on 23 November 1904. H.G. and Mina did not have any children of their own but Mina (Kroemer) had three children from her marriage to William F. Limecooly (1857-1900). [2]

Sisters Anna Wilhelmine and Henriette Clara Schumm had the following siblings:
Maria Amalia Schumm (1880-1946), married John Henry “Hugo” Schumm
Walter Emanuel Schumm (1888-1967), married Erna Theresa Schumm
Esther Emilie Schumm (1893-1983), married Amos Clemens Schumm

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 97, p.10, dwelling 193, family 206, Henry G Schumm; digital image by subscription,, viewed 22 Nov 2021.

[2] Children of William F. & Mina (Kroemer) Limecooly: Edward Frederick (1890-1961); George D. (1893-1972); Mary Margaret (1897-?).

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