Tombstone Tuesday-Frederick N. & Anna M. (Sochor) Allmandinger

Frederick N & Anna M (Sochor) Allmandinger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Frederick N. and Anna M. (Sochor) Allmandinger, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Frederick N.
7 -7-1907

Anna M.

Frederick Nicolaus Allmandinger was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, on 7 July 1907, the son of William and Barbara (Hoehammer) Allmandinger. Frederick was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, on 21 July 1907 with Nicolaus Pfeifer and Eva Pfeifer as his sponsors. His friends knew him as Fritz.

The William Allmandinger household in 1910, in Van Wert County: William, 43; Barbara, 33; Richard, 11; Walter, 10; Marie, 9; Caroline, 8; Bertha, 6; Hugo, 4; Frederick, 2; Lila, 3 months; and Leroy Lautzenheiser, 20, servant/farm work. [1] 

Frederick’s father William Allmandinger died in July of 1919, leaving his widow Barbara and 12 children. Widow Barbara Allmandinger with their children in 1920, living in Willshire Township: Barbara S, 42; Richard E, 21; Walter L, 19; Marie M, 18; Caroline K, 17; Bertha M, 16; Hugo J, 13; Fredrick N, 12; Lillie L, 9; Minnie l, 8; Martin W, 6; Aaron L, 2; and Anna B, 2. [2]

Frederick’s mother Barbara (Hoehamer) Allmandinger died in February 1929 and her younger children went to live with their older, married siblings.

In 1930 Frederick, age 23, lived with his older brother Richard and Richard’s wife Freda: Richard, 31, head; Freda, 36, wife; Louis, 4, son; Frederich, 23, brother; and Martin, 17, brother. [3]

Frederick Allmandinger married Anna Marie Sochor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Van Wert, on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 1939, married by Rev. Father Gallagher. Frederick lived in Glenmore and Anna lived in Ohio City at the time of their marriage. [4]

Anna Marie Sochor was born in Paulding County, Ohio, on 12 January 1917, the daughter of Joseph (1875-1961) and Marie (Hrachovska) (1879-1946) Sochor. Both of Anna’s parents were born in Czechoslovakia. Anna grew up in Paulding County and had two sisters, Bessie and Elizabeth. Their father was a farmer.

In 1940 newlyweds Frederick and Anna (Sochor) Allmandinger lived in Willshire Township, in or near Glenmore, next door to Frederick’s brother Martin and Martin’s wife Beatrice. Frederick worked as a mechanic in a garage, as did his brother Martin. [5]

A daughter, Betty Louise Allmandinger, was born to Frederick and Anna in 1941. Betty Louise was baptized at Zion Schumm on 2 November 1941, with Mrs. M.W. Allmandinger and Mrs. W. Allmandinger as her sponsors.

The Frederick Allmandinger household in 1950: Frederick, 42, head; Anna M, 33, wife; and Betty L, 8, daughter. Frederick worked as a mechanic in a repair shop. [6]

Frederick and Anna Allmandinger died in a boating accident near Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan, in 1987.  Their obituary:

Daughter here
Frederick, Anna Allmandinger, Glenmore, Ohio

Word has been received here of the death of Frederick N. Allmandinger 80, and Anna Marie Allmandinger, 70, of Glenmore, Ohio, who drowned Tuesday morning when their boat capsized in Randalls Lake, Mich. They are the parents of Betty L. Sautbine and grandparents of Troy Sautbine, both of Columbus.

Funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Gary Luderman at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church at Schumm, Ohio. Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cowan and Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, Ohio. Friends may call one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, where they were members.

Allmandinger was born July 7, 1907, in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of William and Barbara Hoehammer Allmandinger.

Mrs. Allmandinger was born Jan. 12, 1917, in Paulding County, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Marie Hrachovska Sochor.

They were married Feb. 14, 1939.

Allmandinger owned and operated Glenmore Garage for 45 years.

Other survivors include a son, Gene F. Allmandinger of Ohio City route 2; two other grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Allmandinger is survived by a brother, Martin W. Allmandinger of Ohio City route 2 and two sisters, Marie Beard of Convoy, Ohio, and Minnie Drydale of Chicago. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. [7]

Frederick and Anna (Sochor) Allmandinger had two children:
Betty Louise Allmandinger
Gene Allmandinger

[1] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p.4B, dwelling 79, family 80, Wm. Allmandinger;, viewed 9 June 2013.

[2] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, PD 146, p.3A, dwelling 52, family, 53, Barbara S Allmindinger [sic];, viewed 10 Jan 2020.

[3] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.2B, dwelling 38, family 39, Richard Allmandinger;, viewed 9 Jan 2023.

[4] Ohio Marriages, 1774-1993, Van Wert County, Vol. 18, p.366, Frederick Allmandinger & Anna Sochor, 14 Feb 1939;, viewed 23 Jan 2023.

[5] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, Ed 81-28, p.1A, dwelling 1, FN Allmindinger [sic];, viewed 23 Jan 2023.  

[6] 1950 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, Ed 81-40, sheet 17, dwelling 249, Fred N Allmandinger;, viewed 23 Jan 2023.

[7] Frederick & Anna Allmandinger death notice/obituary, The Republic, Columbus, IN, 15 Jul 1987, p.14;, viewed 23 Jan 2023.

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