This is the tombstone of John Ed Hoehamer, located in Mount Hope Cemetery, Adams County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed:
N. & F. Hoehamer
Died Aug. 6, 1889
Aged 27 Ds.
John Edward Hoehamer was born 11 July 1889 in Adams County, Indiana, to Nicholas and Fredericka (Kniesel) Hoehamer. John was baptized 4 August 1889 at home, probably by the pastor of Zion Lutheran Chatt at the time, Carl G. Reichert. John died 5 August 1889 and was buried on the 6th in “a township churchyard in Indiana,” according to Zion’s records.
John’s mother Fredericka was the second wife of Nicholas Hoehamer. She had also been married before and her surname was Pfeifer when she married Nicholas in 1882.
John Edward is buried south of his father and in the same row. His mother’s tombstone is in the row immediately to the west but it has fallen over.
According to Zion Chatt’s records, John’s mother Fredericka died 5 March 1896 at the age or 50 years and 5 months. She was born 5 October 1845, as calculated from the records.