Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Son & Daughter of A.L. & N.M. Schumm

Infant son and daughter of A.L. & N.M. Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

Infant son and daughter of A.L. & N.M. Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of stillborn twins, the son and daughter of Arnold and Naomi (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Infant Son & Dau. of
A.L. & N.M. Schumm

Zion Schumm’s records show only that the infant son and daughter of A.L. Schumm were buried in 1926.

Ohio death records indicate that a stillborn male was born on 18 April 1926 in Van Wert County to Arnold L. and Naomi Schumm and was buried on 19 April. [1] The index below shows the information about the stillborn infant. [2] Neither of the state records mention the twin girl, although the FamilySearch record was an abstract of the original.

SchummStillbo DR 1926, ODH - Copy

Ohio Death Index 1908-1932.

About the parents: According to Zion Schumm’s records, Arnold Ludwig Schumm was born 7 August 1890, the son of John and Wilhelmine (Breuninger) Schumm. “Naemi” Margaretha Schumm was born 2 March 1897 to Fredrick Jr and Maria (Buechner) Schumm. Her name was spelled Naemi in her baptism and marriage records, but was spelled Naomi in later church records.

Arnold and Naomi were married at her parents’ home on 16 November 1922 by Rev. R.O. Bienert. Witnesses to their marriage were Amos Schumm and Salome Schumm.

It appears that the twins were the first children born to Arnold and Naomi. Other children born to the couple:

Lois Margaret 1928
Frederich John 1933
Wilma Louise 1936

Arnold Schumm died in 1968 and Naomi died in 1982.

[1] “Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997, ” index. FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 May 2014), Infant Schumm, 18 Apr 1926; citing Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, reference item 11 cn 40; FHL microfilm 1952874.

[2] Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, and 1958-2007, from Death Certificates and Index, Ohio Division of Vital Statistics, December 20, 1908-December 31, 1953, on-line database, ( : accessed 11 May 2014), Stillbo Schumm, 18 Apr 1926; from State Archives Series 3094, p.7530, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.

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