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Jan 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Richard & Loretta (Aumann) Allmandinger

Richard & Loretta (Aumann) Allmandinger, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Richard and Loretta (Aumann) Allmandinger, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

ALLMANDINGER
Richard
1898-1982
Loretta
1908-1993

Richard Edward Allmandinger was born 3 October 1898 in Mercer County, Ohio, the son of William (1867-1919) and Barbara (Hoehamer) (1877-1929) Allmandinger. Richard was baptized at Zion Chatt on 23 October 1898, with his parents serving has his sponsors.

The William Allmandinger family lived in Black Creek Township, Mercer County, and attended Zion Lutheran Church at Chatt until they moved to Willshire Township, Van Wert County, in about 1904. After their move to Van Wert County they attended Zion Lutheran Church at Schumm. William and Barbara had a family of twelve children and some of them were baptized at Zion Chatt and the others were baptized at Zion Schumm.

The William Allmandinger household in 1900, living in Mercer County: William C, 32; Barbara S, 22; Richard E, 1; Walter L, 3 months; and Henry Grepner, 29, boarder. The father William was a farmer. [1]

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

The father William died in 1919. His widow Barbara with their children in 1920: 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. [3]

Son Richard Allmandinger married Frieda Schumm at Zion Schumm on 15 January 1924. Frieda (1893-1945) was the daughter of Louis J. (1851-1938) and Sarah (Breuninger) (1861-1921) Schumm. Frieda was my great aunt, the sister of my grandfather Cornelius Schumm.

After their marriage, Richard and Frieda Allmandinger lived east of Willshire and they had one son, Louis, born in September 1925.

The Richard Allmandinger household in 1930, with two of Richard’s brothers living with them: Richard, 31; Frieda, 36; Louis, 4; Friedrich, 23; and Martin, 17. Richard farmed. [4]

The Richard Allmandinger household in 1940: Richard, 41; Frieda, 46; Louis, 14; and Arthur Germann, 21, servant. [5]

Richard’s wife Frieda (Schumm) Allmandinger died 16 April 1945 and is buried next to Richard and his second wife.

Widower Richard Allmandinger married Loretta Aumann on 21 October 1946 in Adams County, Indiana. [6]

Loretta Aumann was born 2 October 1908 in Adams County, Indiana, the daughter of Henry John and Mathalda S. (Scheumann) Aumann. The Henry Aumann family in 1910: Henry, 29; Mathilda, 27; and Loretta, 1. Her father Henry was a farmer. [7] And the Henry Aumann family in 1920: Henry JF, 38; Mathilda M, 36; Loretta MS, and Norbert WC, 9. [8]

Loretta lived at home with her parents for the next 2 decades and in 1940 worked for an electrical manufacturing company. City directories indicate that she worked at GE in Fort Wayne. The Henry Aumann household in 1940: Henry J, 58; Mathilda, 56; Loretta, 37; and Elinor, 15. [9]

Richard Allmandinger died of renal failure and complications from a vascular disease at Van Wert Manor on 26 November 1982, at the age of 84. He was buried on 30 November. His occupation was given as farmer. [10]

Loretta (Aumann) Allmandinger remained in Willshire area, on State Route 81, after Richard’s death. She died from a subdural hematoma and pneumonia at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, on 4 June 1993. She was buried on 9 June. [11]

Richard and Loretta did not have any children of their own.

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 74, p.10A, dwelling 200, family 200, William C. Almandinger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 9 June 2013).

[2] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p.4B, dwelling 79, family 80, line Wm. Allmandinger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 9 June 2013).

[3] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, PD 146, p.3A, dwelling 52, family, 53, Barbara S Allmindinger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 10 Jan 2020).

[4] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 24, p.2B, dwelling 38, family 39, Richard Almandinger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 6 Jan 2020).

[5] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-28, p.4A, line 32, Rich Almadinger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ : viewed 6 Jan 2020).

[6] Adams County, Indiana, Marriages, Vol. V:369, Richard E Allmandinger & Loretta Aumann, 21 Oct 1946; “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” Family Search.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6315-8W?i=384&cc=1410397&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AXXJ1-51M : viewed 6 Jan 2020).

[7] 1910 U.S. Census, Root, Adams, Indiana, ED 9, p.12A, dwelling 228, family 231, Henry Aumann; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 10 Jan 2020).

[8] 1920 U.S. Census, Root, Adams, Indiana, ED 10, p.6A, dwelling 59, family 60, Henry JF Aumann; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 10 Jan 2020).

[9] 1940 U.S. Census, Root, Adams, Indiana, ED 1-16, p.7B, household 123, Henry J Aumann; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ : viewed 10 Jan 2020).

[10] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” Pleasant Twp, Van Wert County, Richard C Allmandinger, 26 Nov 1982; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-64V6-SV?i=2232&cc=2128172&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AF6VT-WJG : viewed 10 Jan 2020).

[11] Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Death Certificates, 1993, Roll 9, Loretta Allmandinger 4 Jun 1993; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com.  

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