Tombstone Tuesday-Aaron L. & Glendora (Stump) Allmandinger

Aaron L & Glendora Allmandinger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Aaron L. and Glendora (Stump) Allmandinger, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Aaron L.


Aaron Ludwig Allmandinger was born 14 April 1917 near Schumm in Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of William Carl (1867-1919) and Barbara Sophia (Hoehamer) (1877-1929) Allmandinger. Aaron was baptized at home by Rev. George Meyer on 6 May 1917 with Richard and Walter Allmandinger serving as his sponsors.   

Aaron also had a twin sister, Anna Barbara.

Aaron Allmandinger’s father William died in July of 1919, leaving a widow and 12 children. Aaron was only 2 years old at the time.

In 1920 widow Barbara Allmandinger resided in Willshire Township with her 12 children: Barbara 42, head; Richard E, 21; Walter L, 19; Maria M, 28; Caroline K, 17; Bertha M, 16; Hugo J, 13; Frederick N, 12; Lillie L, 9; Minnie L, 8, Martin W, 6; Aaron L, 2; and Anna B, 2. [1]

Aaron’s mother Barbara (Hoehamer) Allmandinger died in February 1929. In 1930 Aaron and his twin sister Anna lived with their older brother Walter and his wife Paula: Walter Allmandinger, 30, head; Paula, 29, wife; Aaron, 12, brother; and Anna H, 13 [sic], sister. [2]

In 1940 Aaron was a lodger in the home of Emery Haster in Ridge Township, Van Wert County, and he worked as a farm laborer. [3]

Aaron Allmandinger married Glendora Stump on 8 June 1941 at Zion Lutheran, Schumm. Witnesses to the marriage were Doyt Stump and Miss Minnie Allmandinger.

Glendora Stump was born in Van Wert County on 2 June 1919, the daughter of Byron C. (1897-1982) and Gladys Matilda (Brown) (1899-1981) Stump.

The Byron Stump family in 1930, living in Pleasant Township, where Byron farmed: Byron C, 32, head; Gladys M, 31, wife; Glendora, 10, daughter; Wilbur D, 8, son; and Marcell M, 4, daughter. [4] In 1940 there was an additional child in the family, Ellen, 3. [5]

In 1950, 9 years after their marriage, Aaron and Glendora lived in Pleasant Township, Van Wert County, with their two sons, Kenneth, 7, and Ronald, 3. [6]

Aaron Allmandinger died in Van Wert on 17 October 1963, when the car he was driving was hit by a train. The accident occurred at the Penn RR crossing at North Market Street. Aaron was 46 years old and was buried on the 20th.

Aaron Allmandinger’s obituary:

Aaron Allmandinger Is Killed By Train
Aaron L. Allmandinger, 46, farmer residing five miles south of Van Wert, O., was killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving was struck by a three-diesel unit on the Pennsylvania railroad crossing near the courthouse in Van Wert.

The auto was carried 1,500 feet by the unit. Death was caused by a skull fracture.

Harod Saway [sic], owner of the car and an employee of Allmandinger had left the vehicle in the super shopping only minutes before the crash.

The victim is survived by his wife Glendora; three sons, Kenneth of Ohio City, O., Russell and Terry, at home; five brothers, Richard and Walter of Willshire, O., route 1, Frederick and Martin of Ohio City, O., route 1 and Hugo of Fort Wayne; and four sisters, Mrs. Walter K??? [sic] of Fort Wayne, Mrs. William Beard of Convoy, O., route 2, Mrs. Minnie Drydale of Chicago, and Mrs. Lillie M??? [sic] of Evanston, Ill.

Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saint [sic] Lutheran church in Willshire township. Friends may call at the Cowan & Son funeral home in Van Wert after 7 p.m. today until 12 noon Sunday, when the body will be removed to the church. [7]  

Aaron’s widow Glendora married Lloyd Girod in 1969. Lloyd died 10 years later, in 1979.

Glendora (Stump) Allmandinger Girod died in Van Wert County on 11 April 1995, at the age of 75.

Glendora’s obituary:

Ohio City
Glendora Allmandinger Girod, 75, died at 7:35, at her home.

She was born June 2, 1919, in Van Wert County, to Byron C. and Gladys Malinda Brown Stump. On June 8, 1941, she married Aaron Ludwig Allmandinger, who died Oct. 17, 1963. In 1969, she married Lloyd Girod, who died March 10, 1979.

Mrs. Girod was a homemaker. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid in Schumm. She was a 1937 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School. She was a member of the Van Wert County Extension Home Makers Club.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth E. Allmandinger and Ronald W. Allmandinger, both of Van Wert, and Terry L. Allmandinger of Monett, Mo., and a stepson, Carl Girod of Plant City, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Evelyn (Hugh) Pugh of Venedocia; two sisters, Marcell Williams of Jackson, Mich., and Ellen Kohn of Ohio City; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm. The Rev. William Britton will officiate. Burial will e in Schumm Cemetery, Ohio City.

Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and an hour before services Friday at the church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Van Wert Area Visiting Nurses Association or Zion Lutheran Church. [8]

Aaron and Glendora (Stump) Allmandinger had the following children:
Kenneth E. Allmandinger (1942-2020), married Peggy E. McNeal
Ronald Wayne Allmandinger
Terry L. Allmandinger

[1] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, Ed 146, p.3A, dwelling 52, family 53, Barbara S Allmindinger [sic];

[2] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED24, p.2B, dwelling, family, Walter Allmandinger;

[3] 1940 U.S. Census, Ridge, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-17, p.9B, Emery Haster;

[4] 1930 U.S. Census, Pleasant, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 12, p.5B, dwelling & family 126, Byron C Stump;

[5] 1940 U.S. Census, Liberty, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-7, p.1B, household 13, SJ Stump;

[6] 1950 U.S. Census, Pleasant, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-25, sheet 8, Aaron Allmandinger;

[7] Aaron Ludwig Allmandinger obituary, 18 Oct 1963,, memorial no. 34046980.

[8] The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, 12 April 1995, p.10;, viewed 26 Dec 2022.


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