This is the tombstone of Mina Juliana Schumm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Fr. und Margaretha
Geboren den 11 Mar [illegible]
Minna Juliana, daughter of Fr. and Margaretha Schumm, born on 11 March [illegible], died [illegible], age [illegible].
This tombstone is broken off and lying on the ground. It is weathered and parts of it are illegible. The Van Wert County Chapter OGS read the cemetery in 1992 at that time they were able to read a little more of the inscription. Although they had difficulty reading the stone, they read the dates as: 11 Mar 1876-2 Aug 1876, age 6 months. They indicated that they were unsure of the 2 August date.
However, the exact dates can be determined by consulting Zion Schumm’s records, which record her baptism and death.
According to Zion Schumm’s records Mina Juliana Schumm was born 11 March 1876, the twin of Anton Hugo Schumm. They were the third and fourth children of Friedrich Jr (1844-1907) and “Margaret” (Ehrenmann) (1847-1885) Schumm.
Mina Juliana and her twin brother were both baptized on 19 March 1876. Mina’s baptismal sponsors were Mrs. Maria (Germann) Schumm and Barbara Schumm, with Mrs. (Anton) Katharina Kramer also noted in the baptismal record. Mina’s brother Anton Hugo’s sponsors were Friedrich G. Schumm II and Anton Kramer.
As I mentioned last week, 1876 was a year of ups and downs for the Friedrich Schumm Jr family. The year began sadly when their son Theodor Wilhelm, just over 3 years of age, died on 30 January 1876.
Less than two months later, on 11 March 1876, the couple celebrated the birth of twins Anton “Hugo” and Mina Juliana.
Sadly, one of the twins, Mina Juliana, died 22 September 1876, at the age of only 6 months. She was buried on the 24th.
Children born to Fred and Margaret (Ehrenmann) Schumm:
Theodor Wilhelm (1872-1876)
Katherine Magdalena (1874-1958), married William Adam Buechner
Anton “Hugo” (1876-1932), married Ada Alpha Wilson
Mina Juliana (1876-1876)
Leona Barbara (1877-1958), married Philip Fredrick Martin Schumm
Henrietta Amalia (1879-1947), married Andreas “Friedrich” George Roehm
Maria Elizabeth (1881-1966), married Heinrich “Henry” Dietrich
Clara May (1883-1883)
“William” Lorenz (1884-1961), married Minnie Katherine Gunsett
Margaret (Ehrenmann) Schumm died 27 June 1885 and Friedrich Schumm Jr married Maria Catharina Buechner (1861-1930) on 6 September 1888.
Friedrich Jr and Maria Catharina (Buechner) Schumm had the following children:
Justine Louise (1889-1889)
Amos Clemens (1891-1974), married Esther Emilie Schumm
Erna Theresa (1894-1971), married Walter Emanuel Schumm
Naomi Margaretha (1897-1982), married Arnold Ludwig Schumm.