Tombstone Tuesday-Frederick A. Schumm

Frederick A Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Kare)

This is the tombstone of Frederick A. Schumm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

MAR. 18, 1923
MAY 9, 1923

Frederick Arthur Schumm was born in Willshire 18 March 1923, according to his tombstone; born 19 March 1923, according to his death certificate. [1] Frederick was the son of “Louis” Fredrick and Cora Eva (Roop) Schumm.

Frederick’s parents lived on State Street in Willshire in 1920 and his father Louis was a house carpenter. [2]

Frederick Schumm died at home in Willshire of pyloric stenosis [a stomach-related ailment] on 9 May 1923, at the age of 1 month and 21 days. He had been under the care of the physician since 22 April. Frederick was buried on the 10th. [1]

Frederick Schumm had the following siblings:
Robert W. Schumm [Rev. Dr.] (1915-2003), married Delora Burk; married Frances Picknell
Elbert R. Schumm Sr (1918-1978), married Elva Jane Martin
Mary Elizabeth Schumm (1920-2016)
Herbert Ivan Schumm [Rev.] (1928-2018), married Priscilla Ruth Bonell

There is no record of Frederick’s baptism in Zion Lutheran, Schumm’s records. His death was recorded years later, in 1975 by Rev. Schuler.

On a side note, Frederick’s sister Mary Schumm was my first organ teacher. That was back in the early/mid-1960s. She also played the harp.

[1] “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, Willshire, Van Wert, Fredrick Arthur Schumm, 9 May 1923; database with images, ( : viewed 9 Aug 2021).

[2] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 146, p.11A, dwelling 126, family 127, Louis F Schumm; digital image by subscription, ( : viewed 9 Aug 2021).


    • Philip hemke on May 27, 2022 at 11:48 pm
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    My grandfather rev Alfred Moeller was pr there in the 1940s. Do you know anything about him.

    Re Dr Philip Hemke

    1. My mom would have known him and I remember her mentioning his name, but other than that, I do not know much about him. I believe I have some photos of him with church members and/or church youth in some of my blog posts. You may find those photos interesting. Thanks for writing!

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