Tombstone Tuesday–Florence Marie Schumm

Florence Marie Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio.

This is the tombstone of Florence Marie Schumm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The tombstone is inscribed: Florence Marie, Toch Von V.A. und B.W. Schumm, Gest. Den 10 Okt. 1913, Alter 2 M. 10 T. Translated: Florence Marie, daughter of V.A. and B.W. Schumm, died on 10 October 1913, age 2 months, 10 days.

Her death and burial record from the church records of Zion, Schumm: Florence Maria Schumm, daughter of Mr. Victor Schumm and his legal wife Bertha, nee Kroemer, was born 31 July 1913 in Willshire, Ohio. She died 10 October 1913 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, age 2 months, 10 days.  She was buried 13 October in the parish cemetery. Her funeral text was Galatians 3:26, 27.

Her baptism was also in Zion’s records: Florence Maria Schumm was born 31 July 1913 near Willshire, Ohio. She was baptized 3 August 1913 at the house of the parents. Her parents are Mr. Victor Schumm and his legal wife Bertha, nee Kroemer. Baptismal sponsors were Maria Kroemer and Lydia Schumm. Geo. J. Meyer, Pastor.

Florence Marie Schumm was the third child born to Alfred “Victor” and Bertha Wilhelmina (Kroemer) Schumm. Victor Schumm was the son of John Christian and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Breuninger) Schumm. Wilhelmina “Minnie” was the daughter of Louis and Maria (Sekel) Breuninger.

Florence’s siblings were Johann “Christian” (1911-1933), Albert Victor (1912-1972), Adelia Wilhelmina, (1915-?) and Louise Maria (1916-1996)..



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