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Jan 09

Tombstone Tuesday–Caroll Hoehamer

Caroll Hoehamer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Caroll Hoehamer, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Caroll
Hoehamer
Dec. 6, 1935

Caroll Joan Hoehamer was the infant daughter of William Andreas Hoehamer Jr (1909-1978) and his wife Alice Luella (Deitsch) Hoehamer (1908-1997).

Zion Chatt’s baptism records indicate that Caroll was born on 5 December 1935. Their death and burial records report that she was born on the 6th. That same death record indicates that she died of a navel hemorrhage on 6 December 1935, when she was only 3 hours old.

Caroll was baptized by Zion Chatt’s Rev. Carl Yahl on the 6th with Mrs. John Deitsch serving as her sponsor.

Caroll was survived by her parents, a brother, a sister, 4 grandparents, and a great-grandmother. Her two siblings were Kermit William Hoehamer and Ann Christine Hoehamer. Her paternal grandparents were William and Maggie (Kallenberger) Hoehamer and her maternal grandparents were John J. and Christine (Bollenbacher) Deitsch

Her parents were originally from the Chatt area but were married in Summit County, Ohio, on 14 January 1930, where they were living at the time. They were married by George Wagner, a Lutheran minister there. William made tires for a living. [1] By 1935 William and Alice had moved to back to Mercer County and lived in Blackcreek Township, where William farmed. [2]

Both William and Alice are buried in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio.

[1] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, Vol 60, p.25, William Hoehaner & Alice Deitsch, 14 Jan 1930; Ancestry.com.

[2] 1940 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 54-1, p.3A, line 37, Willialm J Hockammer; Ancestry.com; NARA microfilm T627, roll 3114.

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