This is the tombstone of Johann Jacob Dietrich, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed Hier ruhet in Gott Johann Jacob Dietrich, geb. den 18 Deb. 1786, gest, den 26 April 1866, alt 79 Jahr 4 Monat & 8 Tag. (Here rests in God Johann Jacob Dietrich, born the 18 December 1786, died the 26 April 1866, age 79 years, 4 months 8 days.)
According to Zion’s Family Register Johann Jacob Dietrich was born 18 December 1786 in Neustadt, Grossherzogthum, Hessen Darmstadt. He was baptized 20 December of the same year. He married Maria Katharina Werner on 23 October 1825. They immigrated to America in 1836 and resided 18 months in Zoar, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They came to the Schumm area 19 May 1838.
Johann Jacob Dietrich’s death and burial, as recorded in Zion’s records: Johann Jacob Dietrich was born 18 December 1786 and died 26 April 1866 at 4:00 in the morning of typhoid. He was buried on April 17. He was 79 years, 4 months and 8 days.
Zion’s Family Register also names the children of Johann Jacob and Maria Katharina Dietrich:
Margaretha Dietrich, born 6 November 1826.
Johann Adam Dietrich, born 27 January 1828.
Maria Katharina Dietrich, born 6 April 1832.
Andreas Dietrich, born 28 March 1843.
Andreas Dietrich was featured in last week’s Tombstone Tuesday.