This is the tombstone of Martin W. & Beatrice C. (Eschbach) Allmandinger, located in row 5 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The tombstone is inscribed:
Married 3 Nov 1939
The Lord is Our Shepherd
Herbert “Martin” Wilhelm Allmandinger was born 3 November 1913 near Schumm, Ohio, the son of William and Barbara (Hoehamer) Allmandinger. He was baptized at home by Rev. George J. Meyer on 16 November 1913 with Martin Stamm and W.A. Buechner serving as his sponsors. Martin came from a large family and had eleven siblings.
Martin’s parents William and Barbara Allmandinger lived near Chatt and attended Zion Lutheran, Chatt, in the early years of their marriage. The family moved to near Schumm about 1907 and attended Zion Lutheran, Schumm, after that time.
Martin’s father William Allmandinger died in July of 1919, leaving a widow and 12 children. Martin was only 5 years old at the time. 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. 
Martin’s mother Barbara (Hoehamer) Allmandinger died in February 1929, leaving several underage children who went to live with some of their older, married siblings.
In 1930 Martin lived with his older brother Richard and his wife Freda: Richard, 31, head; Freda, 36, wife; Louis, 4, son; Fredrich, 23, brother; and Martin, 17, brother. Richard Allmandinger’s wife Freda (Schumm) was my great-aunt, the sister of my grandfather Cornelius Schumm. 
Martin W. Allmandinger married Beatrice Eschbach on 3 November 1939 at Zion Schumm. Their records indicate that Martin was from Glenmore and that Beatrice was from Van Wert. Witnesses to their marriage were Lloyd Eschbach and Mrs. Fred Allmandinger.
Bride Beatrice Eschback was born in Paulding County, Ohio, on 24 February 1915, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Freker) Eschbach. At the time of their marriage Martin’s occupation was mechanic and Beatrice’s occupation was waitress. 
The Frank J. Eschbach family lived in Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio, in 1920: Frank J, 31, head; Clara, 25, wife; Beatrice, 4, daughter; and Lloyd, 3, son. Frank was a grain farmer.  Sometime between 1920 and 1930 the Frank Eschbach family moved to Tully Township, Van Wert County. Their family had also grown during that time. The Frank Eschbach family in 1930: Frank J, 42; Clara, 29; Beatrice, 15; Lloyd, 12; Virginia, 9; Robert, 7; Mary Jane, 4; and Catherine A, 2. 
In 1940 newlyweds Martin, 26, and Beatrice, 25, Allmandinger resided in Willshire Township and Martin worked as a general repair mechanic. 
By 1950 Martin and Beatrice had three daughters, Josephine A, 8; Mary H, 5; and Nancy E, 2. Martin continued to be employed as a general mechanic in or near Glenmore. 
Martin Allmandinger died in Van Wert County 14 December 1998, at the age of 85.
Martin Allmandinger’s obituary:
Martin W. Allmandinger, 85, died at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 14, 1998, at Lincolnway Nursing Home, Middlepoint.
He was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Schum to William and Barbara Hoehammer Allmandinger. On Nov 3, 1939, he married Beatrice C. Eschbach, who survives in Ohio City.
Mr. Allmandinger farmed and owned Marty’s Repair Shop, Glenmore. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm.
Survivors also include three daughters, Josephine Ann (Lowell) Zelt of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mary Helen (Robert) Ries of Ohio City and Nancy Elaine (James) Klopfenstein of Harlan, Ind.; a sister, Minnia Drydale of Chicago; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Richard, Walter, Hugo, Aaron and Fritz Allmandinger; five sisters, Caroline Adams, Marie Beard, Bertha Allmandinger, Lily Malmberg and Anna Kammeyer; and a great-grandson. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm. The Rev. Time B. Zechiel will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Wren-Willshire EMS. 
Widow Beatrice (Eschbach) Allmandinger died at her home in Ohio City, on 9 March 2008, aged 93.
Beatrice C. Allmandinger
Beatrice C. Allmandinger, 93, died at 10:30 p.m. March 9, 2008, at her residence.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, The Rev. Robert Becker will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, and one hour prior to service Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Facility. 
Martin and Beatrice (Eschbach) Allmandinger had the following children:
Josephine Ann (1941-2007), married Lowell Zelt
 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, PD 146, p.3A, dwelling 52, family, 53, Barbara S Allmindinger [sic]; Ancestry.com, viewed 10 Jan 2020.
 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.2B, dwelling 38, family 39, Richard Allmandinger; Ancestry.com, viewed 9 Jan 2023.
 Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, Van Wert County, p.439, Martin W. Allmandinger & Beatrice C. Eschbach, 3 Nov 1939; Ancestry.com, viewed 9 Jan 2023.
 1920 U.S. Census, Paulding, Paulding, Ohio, Ed 89, p.1B, dwelling & family 14, Frank J Eschbach; Ancestry.com, viewed 9 Jan 2023.
 1930 U.S. Census, Tully, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 15, p.10B, dwelling 244, family 245, Frank J Eschbach; Ancestry.com, viewed 9 Jan 2023.
 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, Ed 81-28, p.1A, household 2, M.W. Allmandinger; Ancestry.com, viewed 9 Jan 2023.
 1950 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-40, sheet 18, dwelling 245, Martine W. Allmandinger [sic]; Ancestry.com, viewed 9 Jan 2023.
 Martin W. Allmandinger obituary, The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, 16 December 1998, p.12; Newspapers.com, viewed 9 Jan 2023.
 Beatrice C. Allmandinger obituary, The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, 11 Mar 2008, p.32; Newspapers.com, viewed 9 Jan 2023.