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May 12

Tombstone Tuesday-John & Anna M. (Scior) Buechner

John & Anna M. Buechner, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Johann and Anna M. (Scior) Buechner, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier Ruhet in Gott
Johann Buechner
Gest. Den 7 Jan 1896
Alter
67 J. 4 M. 10 T.

Anna M. Buechner
Gest. D. 20 Apr 1907
Alter
78 J.  8 T.

Here rests in God, Johann Buechner, died 7 January 1896, age 67 years, 4 months, and 10 days; Anna M. Buechner, died 20 April 1907, age 78 years, 8 days.

Johann “John” Buechner was born 27 August 1828 in Hainstadt, Hesse Darmstadt, according to the records of Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm.

His wife, Anna Margaretha “Margaret“ (Scior/Zior) Buechner, was born 12 April 1829 in Hainstadt, Odenwaldkreis, Hesse Darmstadt, according to Zion Schumm’s records. 

Zion Schumm’s records and Van Wert County Probate marriage records both indicate that John Buechner and Margaret Scior married 21 April 1853. [1]

The John Buechner family in 1860, living in Willshire Township: John 33; Margaret, 31; and William, 1. John was a farmer and both he and Margaret were born in Hesse Darmstadt. William was born in Ohio. [2]  

The John Buechner family in 1870: Catharine Lillich, 80; John, 42; Margaret, 40; William, 11; Mary, 9; John, 5; and Henry, 2. The parents were born in Hesse Darmstadt and the children in Ohio. John was a farmer. [3]

The John Buechner family in 1880: John, 51; Margaret, 51; William A, 21; Mary C, 19; John P, 14; and Henry C, 12. [4]

John Buechner died 7 January 1896 of a wound to the head, according to Zion Schumm’s records, but his county death record indicates that he died of dropsy. He was 67 years, 4 months, and 10 days old and was buried on the 9th. He was a farmer and resided in Abanaka. The probate record differs from the church record and indicates he was 73 years, 2 months, and 12 days old. [5]    

Widow Anna Margaret Buechner resided with her son William in 1900. She was 72, born April 1828 in Germany. She had given birth to 7 children and 4 of them were living. Her son William, 41, was a farmer. [6]

Anna Margaretha “Margaret“ (Scior) Buechner died 20 April 1907, at the age or 78 years and 8 days.  She was buried on the 22nd. According to her probate death record, she died of old age. [7] 

John & Anna M Buechner, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

John and Margaret (Scior) Buechner had the following children, although this list may not be complete:

Maria Catharina (1854-1858)
Johann Adam (1857-1857)
William (1859-1926), did not married
Mary (1861-1930), married Friedrich Schumm Jr
John (1865-1933), married Louisa Lillich
Henry (1867-1931), married Rosa Lillich

Note that there was also a Johann “Adam” Buechner, who married Margaretha Rosina Grund in 1858 and after her death he married widow Anna Barbara (Pflueger) Schumm in 1861.

[1] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” Van Wert, Vol. 1, p.196, John Buchner & Margaret Scior, 21 Apr 1853; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9392-S5QN-VK?i=117&cc=1614804&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AX8PQ-M94 : viewed 11 May 2020).

[2] 1860 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p.423, dwelling 1043, family 1036, John Bickner; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7667/ : viewed 11 May 2020).

[3] 1870 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, p. 445B, dwelling 218, family 2019, John Buechner; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7163/ : viewed 11 May 2020).

[4] 1880 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 154, p.444C, family 24, John Buechner; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6742/ : viewed 11 May 2020).

[5] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” Abanaka, Willshire Township, Van Wert, Vol. 2, p.10, John Buechner Jr, 2 Jan 1896; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6725-T7?i=377&cc=2128172&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AF6NN-683, viewed 11 May 2020).

[6] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 97, p.9, dwelling 191, family 204, William Buechner; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 11 May 2020).

[7] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” Willshire Township, Van Wert, Vol. 3, p.12, Anna M. Buechner Jr, 20 Apr 1907; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-672P-YM?i=605&cc=2128172&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AF6L3-F4C  viewed 11 May 2020).

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