Tombstone Tuesday-Frederick H. Schumm

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

This is the tombstone of Frederick H. Schumm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Frederick H.
Son of
Hugo A. & Ada A.
June 18, 1909
Nov. 20, 1924

Frederick Herman Schumm was born near Schumm, Ohio, on 18 June 1909, the son of Hugo A. and Ada (Wilson) Schumm. He was baptized at home on 4 July 1909, with Minnie E. Schumm, William L. Schumm, and Jacob F. Schumm serving as his sponsors.

Frederick Herman Schumm, enumerated in the 1910 census with his parents: Hugo, 34; Ada, 27; and Frederick, under one year. All were born in Ohio. [1]

The Hugo Schumm family in 1920: Hugo, 43; Ada, 36; and Frederick, 10. [2]

A second child, Marcile Margery, was born to Hugo and Ada Schumm on 30 January 1920, just 3 weeks after the census was taken.

Frederick Herman Schumm died in Willshire Township on 20 November 1924 at the age of 15 years, 5 months, and 2 days old. He died from tubercular peritonitis and whooping cough, after an illness of 3 months. He was buried on the 23rd. [3]

Frederick’s father Hugo Schumm died in 1932 and his mother Ada died in 1933. They are buried next to their son Frederick Herman. Frederick’s sister Marcile Schumm was raised by their aunt and uncle Walter and Erna (Schumm) Schumm after the death of her parents. Marcile later married John F. Buchner and she died in 1988.

[1] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p6B, dwelling 122, family 123, Hugo Schumm; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 15 Jun 2020).

[2] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 146, p.3B, dwelling 58, family 59, Hugo H Schumm; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 15 Jun 2020).

[3] “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” Van Wert, Ohio, Frederick H Schumm, 20 Nov 1924; database with images, ( : viewed 21 Jun 2020).

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