Apr 07

Tombstone Tuesday–Hugo H. & Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm

Hugo H. & Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

Hugo H. & Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Hugo H. and Amalia M. (Schumm) Schumm, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHUMM
Hugo H.
1876-1955
Amalia M.
1880-1946

Johann Heinrich “Hugo” Schumm was born 28 August 1876 in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, the son of Wilhelm “William” and Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Schumm on 3 September 1876 and Heinrich Lankenau and Johann Bienz were his baptismal sponsors.

Hugo Schumm married Amalia Schumm on 17 September 1905 at Zion Schumm. They were both from the Schumm parish and were married by Rev. C.W. Giese. Hugo’s occupation was a farmer when they married.

Amalia Maria Schumm was born 6 October 1880 in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, the daughter of Henry George “H.G.” and Anna Maria (Roehm) Schumm. Amalia was baptized 17 October 1880 at Zion Schumm and her baptismal sponsors were Mrs. Rosina Roehm and Mrs. Maria Neubrecht.

Within four years of their marriage the couple moved to Chicago, Illinois, where they resided 709 S. Campbell Avenue. Hugo’s twin brother lived with them in 1910 and both Hugo and Otto worked as truckmen for the railroad. Hugo and Amalia had had no children. [1]

Their only child, Theodore W., was born in Chicago in 1913.

In 1920 Hugo, Amalia, and Theodore lived in a rented a home at 3027 Polk Street in Chicago. Hugo still worked for the railroad, as a checker at an office. [2]

In 1930 the Schumm family of three rented their home at 3522 Carroll Avenue in Chicago. Hugo was 53, Amalia 49, and Theodore 17 years of age. Hugo still worked for the “steam” railroad, but as a tally man at that time. Amalia was not employed. [3]

Hugo and Amalia remained in same rented house on Carroll Street in Chicago in 1940. Their son Theodore had moved out or married by this time and Hugo, at age 64, worked as a tally man for a freight presser, where he had earned $1500 in 1939. [4]

According to Zion Schumm’s records, Amalia died 13 July 1946 in Decatur, Indiana, at the age of 65 years, 9 months, and 7 days. She was buried on the 16th. The minister in charge was Rev. A. Moeller.

Zion Schumm’s records also indicate that Hugo Schumm died 28 May 1955 at the age of 78 years and 9 months. He was survived by a son Theodore.

Hugo and Amalia had one child:
Theodore W. (1913-1992), married Ida M. Braner

 

[1] 1910 U.S. Census, Chicago Ward 13, Cook County, Illinois, ED 671, p2B. dwelling 34, family 37, Hugo Schumms; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 April 2015); from FHL microfilm 1374268, from NARA microfilm T624, roll. 255.

[2] 1920 U.S. Census, Chicago Ward 13, Cook County, Illinois, ED 792, p.1B, dwelling 8, family 14, Hugo Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 April 2015); from NARA microfilm T625, roll 322.

[3] 1930 U.S. Census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, ED 1073, p.1B, dwelling7, family 17, Hugo H. Schum; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 April 2015); from FHL microfilm 2340193, from NARA microfilm T626, roll 458.

[4] 1940 U.S. Census, Chicago Ward 28, Cook County, Illinois, ED 103-1811, p.61A, house no. 3522, Hugo Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 April 2015); from NARA microfilm T627, roll 978.

Apr 03

1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book, Liberty Township

The past couple weeks I have shown some 1910 plat maps of Blackcreek Township. While at the courthouse I did not find 1910 maps of Liberty Township, nor do I have Liberty Township’s 1910 Quadrennial Assessor’s Report.

However I did find the 1914 Appraiser’s Plat book for Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The maps in this book are not quite as neat as those in the Blackcreek book but they are still very interesting and helpful in locating someone’s property.

1914 Appraiser's Plat, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

1914 Appraiser’s Plat, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Liberty Township is immediately south of Blackcreek Township, with Indiana on its west side, Washington Township on its south side, and Hopewell Township to the east. Chattanooga is in the northwest corner of Liberty Township, between sections 5 and 6.

Today I have posted sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, and 18 in Liberty Township. State Route 49 runs between sections 5 and 6, 7 and 8, and 17 and 18. Below is a current map of the Liberty Township to aid in locating the sections.

Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 5 is bounded by Strable Road and Blackcreek Township on the north, State Route 49 on the west, Schaadt Road on the south, and section 4 to the east. Tama Road runs through the center of section 5. Zion Lutheran Church is located on the west edge of section 5, in the middle of the section, on the corner of State Route 49 and Tama Road. In addition to the Lutheran church the map shows Zion’s cemetery on Tama Road, as well as the parsonage and the church school south of the church on route 49.

Section 5, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser's Plat Book.

Section 5, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book.

The east side of section 6 is the west side of Chatt. Section 6 is bounded by Strable Road and Blackcreek Township on the north, Indiana on the west, section 7 on the south, and State Route 49 on the east.

Section 6, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser's Plat Book.

Section 6, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book.

Section 7 is south of section 6. Indiana is on the west side and Route 49 is on the east side. Oregon Road is at the south end of sections 7 and 8.

Section 7, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser's Plat Book.

Section 7, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book.

Section 8 is east of section 7 and is bounded by Schaadt Road to the north, 49 to the west, and Oregon Road to the south. Chatt School was on the northwest corner of section 8, at the corner of 49 and Schaadt Road.

Section 8, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser's Plat Book.

Section 8, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book.

Section 17 is south of section 8 and is bounded by Oregon Road to the north, 49 to the west, Frahm Pike to the south, and Linn Road to the east. There was a school in the southwest corner of section 17, at the corner of 49 and Frahm Pike.

Section 17, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser's Plat Book.

Section 17, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book.

Section 18 is west of section 17 and south of section 7. It is bounded by Oregon Road to the north, Indiana to the west, Frahm Pike to the south, and 49 to the east. Kessler Cemetery, aka Liberty Cemetery, is not shown on the 1914 map but is in the northeast portion of section 18.

Section 18, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser's Plat Book.

Section 18, Liberty Township, 1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book.

I hope you enjoy looking at the 1914 Liberty Township plat maps and that you locate some of your ancestors on the them.

Mar 31

Tombstone Tuesday–Emilie (Schumm) Koch

Emilie (Schumm) Koch, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

Emilie (Schumm) Koch, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Emilie (Schumm) Koch, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Emilie Schumm Koch
1874-1952

Maria Emilie Schumm was born 27 December 1874 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of Wilhelm “William” and Anna Maria (Heffner) Schumm. She was baptized at Zion Chatt on 19 January 1875 with Friedrich Herzog and his wife as sponsors.

Not long after Emilie was born her family moved to near Schumm in Van Wert County, where she grew up.

Emilie Schumm married Wilhelm “William” A. Koch on 13 September 1896 at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm. William was from Wapakoneta, Ohio, the son of Johann J. and Christina Wilhelmina (Hoehammer) Koch. [1]

By 1900 William and Emilie had one child, a daughter Clara, who was born in May 1898. The family lived on Benton Street in Wapakoneta, Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, Ohio, where William worked as a railroad section manager. The record indicates that Emilie had given birth to one child who was living. [2]

Emilie gave birth to a second daughter a few months after the 1900 census was taken. Paula L. Koch was born in October 1900.

Emilie’s husband William died 2 April 1906 and was buried near Wapakoneta. He was only 37 years old and he and Emilie had been married less than ten years. Later that same year, in November of 1906, Emilie gave birth to a son Walter Theodor.

Not long after William’s death Emilie moved back to the Schumm area to be closer to her family. Her son Walter was baptized at Zion Schumm in December 1906, so they may have been living there at that time.

In 1910 Emilie and her three children lived a few houses from my great-grandparents, Louis and Sarah (Breuninger) Schumm. Emilie was 35, Clara, 11; Paula, 9; and Walter, 3 years of age. Emilie owned her own home and worked as a laundress to support her family. She had given birth to four children but only three were living, [3] but I could find no record of a fourth child’s birth or death between 1901-1906.

In 1920 Emilie, age 46, and Walter, age 13, lived in or near Schumm. They lived next door to Gustus Schumm and close to George Weinman so they may have actually lived in the village of Schumm. [4] By 1940 Emilie was living with her daughter Paula Reidenbach and her family on Franklin Street in Convoy. [5]

Emilie died of a stroke at her daughter Paula’s home in Convoy on 6 June 1952. Emilie was 77 years of age and was buried on the 8th. [6]

William and Emilie had the following children:
Clara Maria, (1898-1983), married Carl Reidenbach
Paula L. (1900-1991), married Harold E. Reidenbach
“Walter” Theodor (1906-1970), married Blanche Wickliffe

 

[1] Samuel Wilhelm August Koch entry, Find a Grave memorial no.90605956, FindAGrave.com (www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 March 2015). [10 Oct 1868-2 Apr 1906]

[2] 1900 U.S. Census, Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio, ED 32, p.12A, dwelling 232, family 243, William A. Koch; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 March 2015); from FHL microfilm 1241240, from NARA microfilm T623, roll 1240.

[3] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert County, Ohio, ED 114, p.2B, dwelling 44, family 44, Amelia Koch; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : assessed 28 March 2015); from FHL microfilm 1375251, from NARA microfilm T624, roll 1238.

[4] 1920 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 146, p.2B, dwelling 44, family 44, Emilia M. Kock; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 March 2015); from NARA microfilm T625, roll 1446.

[5] 1940 U.S. Census, Convoy, Van Wert County, Ohio, ED 81-18, p.6A, dwelling, family, Emilie Koch; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 March 2015); from NARA microfilm T627, roll 3163.

[6] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” index and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 March 2015), Emilie Koch, 6 Jun 1952; citing Tully Twp, Van Wert County; from FHL microfilm 1952882.

Mar 27

More 1910 Plat Maps of Blackcreek Township

This week I decided to post some more of the Blackcreek Township plat maps from the 1910 Decennial Appraisement book.

Last week I posted images of sections 29-32, sections which are on both sides of State Route 49 going north from Chatt. Today’s section images continue north toward Willshire, again on both sides of Route 49, and include sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, and 20..

Below is a map of Blackcreek Township to aid in locations.

Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Indiana is the western border of sections 6, 7, 18, and 19. State Route 49 divides sections 5 and 6, 7 and 8, 17 and 18, 19 and 20, north and south.

Sipe Road is the southern border of section 19. Wilson Road divides sections 19 and 20 east to west, but stops in the middle of the section 19, half way between Route 49 and Indiana.

Section 19, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 19, 1910  Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 20, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 20, 1910 Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Rockford West divides sections 17 and 18 east to west.

Section 18, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 18, 1910 Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 17, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 17, 1910 Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Winkler Road borders sections 7 and 8 on the north. McGough road is on the south border of section 8 and Frank Road goes through section 7 east to west. Stetler Road divides section 7, as well as sections 18 and 19, north to south.

Section 7, 1910, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 7, 1910 Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 8, 1910, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 8, 1910 Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Sections 5 and 6 border Van Wert County on the north and Winkler Road is on the South.

Section 6, 1910, Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 6, 1910 Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 5, 1910 Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

Section 5, 1910 Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

I hope you enjoy looking at these plat maps as much as I do.

Mar 24

Tombstone Tuesday–William Schumm

William Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

William Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of William Schumm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHUMM
Wm. Schumm
Died
Dec. 28, 1906
66 Y. 3 M. 12 D.
Text. Luke 2:29-32

Wilhelm “William” Schumm was born 16 September 1840, the first known child born to Johann “Friedrich” and Magdalena (Meyer) Schumm.

William’s father was born in Ruppertshofen, Württemberg, in 1814 and was one of five Schumm siblings who immigrated to America with their father Johann Georg Schumm in 1833. Most of the Schumm family settled in Van Wert County about 1838 so William was likely born near Schumm.

William’s father Friedrich was one of the original land owners in the Schumm area of Van Wert County. Friedrich Schumm applied for a land patent from the United States government on 26 April 1837 to acquire the northeast quarter of Section 22 in Willshire Township, consisting of 160 acres. [1] Friedrich sold this land on 10 March 1840 and purchased the northwest quarter of Section 26 in Willshire Township from his father Johann Georg on the same day. [2] This purchase also consisted of 160 acres and is likely where William and his siblings grew up. Their land was located on northeast corner of Willshire Eastern and Schumm Road. Friedrich Schumm deeded ½ acre of this land to the Dütch Lutheran Church in 1842 [3] and a frame church was built there in 1855. The frame church was located just north of Zion’s cemetery, across the road from the current church.

William Schumm married Anna Maria Heffner on 12 February 1874 at Zion Lutheran, Chatt. Anna Maria was the daughter of George and Sophia (Martin) Heffner and was from Mercer County, near Chatt. After their marriage William and Anna Maria resided in Blackcreek Township for a year or two before moving to Van Wert County, near Schumm.

In 1880 the William Schumm family lived in Willshire Township where William worked as a “house carpenter.” There were four children in the household at that time: Mary Amelia, 5; John Henry H., 3; George Fred O., 3; Rudolphus R., 11 months. [4]

In 1900 their family consisted of William, 59; Maria, 44; Hugo, 23; Rudolph, 20; Theodore, 18; Conrad, 16; Bertha, 14; Paul 12; Oscar, 9; and Julia, 4. William was a farmer and they lived between Willshire and Schumm. [5]

William and Anna had the following children:

Amelia “Emilie” Marie (1874-1952), married Samuel William August Koch
John Henry “Hugo” (1876-1955), married Amalia Maria Schumm
Georg Frederick “Otto” (1876- ), married Alma B. Hoppe
Alexander “Rudolph” (1879-1913), married Bertha A. Liebmann
“Theodore” Henry Martin (1881-1944), married Doretta May Altheon
“Conrad” Adam (1883-1955), married Eva Meyers
“Bertha” Ottilie (1886-1947), married Henry W. Garrison
“Paul” Edwin (1888-1970), married Lydia Barbara Schumm
“Oscar” Albert (1890-1984), married Hilda Marie Schumm
Juliana “Julia” Gertrude (1895-1966), married Fred John Buechner

William died 28 December 1906 was buried on the 31st. According to Zion Schumm’s records, survivors included children Emilie Koch, Hugo, Otto, Theodor, Rudolf, Conrad, Bertha, Paul, Oscar, and Julia; 5 grandchildren; and siblings: Fredrick, Ludwig, Georg, Henry, Rev. Ferd Schumm, Katherine Stamm, Johanna Zimmermann, Maria Zimmermann, and Barbara Schumm. William’s wife was not mentioned, but she also survived him.

 

[1] U.S. Bureau of Land Management, “Patent Search,” database, General Land Office Records (http:www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx : accessed 23 March 2015), entry for Frederick Schumm, Lima Office, Doc. no. 9728.

[2] Van Wert County, Ohio, Deeds, Vol. E:280, Recorder’s Office, Courthouse, Van Wert, Ohio.

[3] Van Wert County, Ohio, Deeds, Vol. N:207, Recorder’s Office, Courthouse, Van Wert, Ohio.

[4] 1880 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 154, p.456C, family 246, Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 14 March 2015); from FHL film 1255074, from NARA microfilm T9, roll 1074.

[5] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 97, p.11A, dwelling 219, family 234, William Schumm; digital images by subscription Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 March 2015); from FHL microfilm 1241329, from NARA microfilm T623, roll 1329.

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