Tombstone Tuesday–Frieda E. (Schumm) Allmandinger

Frieda E. Allmandinger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Frieda E. (Schumm) Allmandinger, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Frieda E.

Frieda Elsie Schumm was born in Willshire Township on 16 November 1893, the daughter of Louis J. and Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm Frieda was baptized at home on 30 November 1893, with Mrs. Martin Schinnerer and Mrs. John Schumm as her sponsors.

Frieda was my great aunt, the older sister of my grandfather Cornelius Schumm (1896-1986).

Frieda, Sarah (Breuninger), Cornelius, Louis J Schumm (1905)

The Louis J. Schumm family in 1900, living about 2 miles east of Willshire: Louis J, 48; Sarah, 39; Frieda, 6; and Cornelius, 2. All were born in Ohio, except for Sarah, who was born in Wisconsin. Louis was a farmer. [1]

Louis J. and Sarah had another child, Curtis, born in September 1900, who died in November 1901.

Frieda resided at home, with her parents and brother Cornelius, for the next 20 years.

Frieda Schumm married Richard Allmandinger at Zion Lutheran, Schumm, on 15 January 1924.  Both were from Zion Schumm’s parish and they were married by Rev. R.O. Bienert. Walter Allmandinger and Salome Schumm were the witnesses at their wedding.

Richard & Frieda (Schumm) Allmandinger (1893-1945) d/o Louis J Schumm

Richard Allmandinger (1898-1982) was the son of William (1867-1919) and Barbara (Hoehamer) (1877-1929) Allmandinger. At one time the William Allmandinger family lived north of Chatt, in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, and attended Zion Lutheran Church in Chatt. Around 1904 they moved to Van Wert County and transferred their membership Zion Lutheran Church at Schumm. 

After their marriage, Richard and Frieda (Schumm) Allmandinger lived east of Willshire, where they had a son, Louis, born in September 1925.

Louis J, Cornelius Schumm, Richard, Louis, Frieda (Schumm) Allmandinger

The Richard Allmandinger household in 1930, with two of Richard’s brothers living with them: Richard, 31; Frieda, 36; Louis, 4; Friedrich, 23; and Martin, 17. Richard farmed. [2]

The Richard Allmandinger household in 1940: Richard, 41; Frieda, 46; Louis, 14; and Arthur Germann, 21, servant. [3]

Frieda (Schumm) Allmandinger died 16 April 1945 at the Van Wert County Hospital, at the age of 51 years and 5 months. She had been hospitalized for two weeks and died of an embolism following a hysterectomy. Frieda was buried on the 19th. Rev. A. Moeller was in charge of her funeral service.

Frieda’s widowed husband Richard married Loretta Aumann (1908-1993) on 21 October 1946 in Adams County, Indiana. [4] Loretta was the daughter of Henry John and Mathilda S. (Scheumann) Aumann. Richard and Loretta are buried next to Frieda.  

Richard and Frieda (Schumm) Allmandinger had one son:
“Louis“ William (1925-2013), married Betty A. Hockemeyer  

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 97, p.8, dwelling 167, family 175, Louis J. Schumm; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 6 Jan 2020).

[2] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.2B, dwelling 38, family 39, Richard Almandinger; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 6 Jan 2020).

[3] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-28, p.4A, line 32, Rich Almsdinger; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 6 Jan 2020).

[4] Adams County, Indiana, Marriages, Vol. V:369, Richard E Allmandinger & Loretta Aumann, 21 Oct 1946; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” Family ( : viewed 6 Jan 2020).


    • Mary Goodwin Haddad on January 7, 2020 at 10:24 pm
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    I went to Willshire School with cousins Josephine Allmandinger and Betty Allmandinger from 1947 to1959. Jo’s dad was Martin “Marty” and Betty’s dad was Fritz. They went to the Zion Lutheran Church in Schumm.

    1. I believe I recall hearing those names, too. There were quite a few Allmandingers around and I am not sure how they are all connected. The William Allmandinger family that moved from the Chatt area to the Schumm area around 1904 had quite a number of children. Thanks for writing!

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