Ludwig Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)
This is the tombstone of Ludwig Schumm, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
22 August 1855
Alter 38 Jahr
5 Monat, 18 Tage.
Translation: Here rests Ludwig Schumm, born in Ruppertshofen, Kingdom of Württemberg, Died 22 August 1855, age 38 years, 5 months, 18 days.
George “Ludwig” Schumm was the seventh child born to Johann Georg and Anna Maria (Fisher) Schumm, born 4 March 1817 in Ruppertshofen, Württemberg.  Ludwig traveled to America on the Brig Zelia with his father, sister, and three brothers, arriving at the Port of Philadelphia on 3 June 1833.  Ludwig was the youngest of the Schumm children that immigrated to America. He had three younger sisters and two of them died in infancy in 1819. According to Schumm history his youngest sister, Maria Rosine, remained in Württemberg to care for their maternal grandparents. She died in there in 1842.
The records of Zion Lutheran Schumm state that Ludwig resided in Holmes County, Ohio, for 5 years before he came to the Schumm area of Van Wert County on 7 June 1838. He traveled back to Holmes County to marry Barbara Pflüger. They were married on 3 November 1840  at the Evangelical United Zion Church in Winesburg by Rev. Daniel Cranz. 
Ludwig Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm. (2012 Photo by Karen)
Lewis purchased the southeast quarter of Section 22 in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, from his brother George Martin in 1840. He paid $200 for the 160 acres.That deed, dated 10 March 1840, gave Lewis’ residence as Van Wert County. 
Lewis was naturalized 3 October 1843 in Van Wert County. Witnesses were John Tumbleson and Henry Schumm. His naturalization record states he was 16 years of age when he immigrated to America.  Lewis died 22 August 1855 near Schumm, at the young age of thirty-eight years. His widow Barbara married Adam Büchner in 1861.  Barbara died 13 Nov 1908 and she is buried in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
George Ludwig Schumm and Maria Barbara Pflüger had the following children:
Elizabeth (1841-1917), married Frederick Schinnerer in 1862.
Maria “Mary” (1842-1870), married Martin Johann Schinnerer in 1860.
Henry (1844-1922), married Anna “Rosina” Schinnerer in 1872; married Anna Magdalena Geisler in 1891.
Johann Jacob (1846-1855)
Rosina Maria (1848-1909), married Martin Johann Schinnerer in 1871.
John Christian (1849-1926), married Wilhelmina “Minnie” Breuninger in 1880.
Ludwig John (1851-1938), married Sarah H. Breuninger in 1883.
Hannah M. (1853-1926), married Karl Fred Germann in 1872.
George Frederick (1855-1857)
I am a direct descendant of Ludwig and Barbara Pflüger Schumm and this is where my maternal family tree gets interesting. Ludwig was my second and third great-grandfather. Ludwig’s oldest daughter Elizabeth was my grandma Hilda (Scaer) Schumm’s grandmother. And Ludwig’s son Ludwig John “Louis” was my grandpa Cornelius Schumm’s father.
 Kirchenbuch, 1555-1986, Evangelische Kirche Rüppertshofen, OA Gerabronn, Württemberg, microfilm #1528604, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 Philadelphia, Passenger Lists, 1800-1850, on-line database and images by subscription, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com “ accessed 24 Nov 2013); citing Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1883-1945, Micropublication T840, RG085, rolls #1-181, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; and Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1800-1882, Micropublication M425, RG036, rolls #1-108, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
 “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDP1-R4F : accessed 24 Nov 2013), Lewis Schumm and Barbara Pfluger, Nov 1840; citing Vol. 2 1831-1867, p. 109, Holmes, Ohio, United States, reference ; FHL microfilm 477144.
 Marguerite Dickinson, compiler, “Pastors of Zion Church,” Winesburg, Ohio, Birth Records, 1833-1897, (Privately printed, 1955).
 Van Wert County Deeds, Recorder’s Office, courthouse, Van Wert, Ohio, Vol. E: 283.
 Van Wert County Common Pleas Court, Journal A: 166.
 “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8PQ8WG : accessed 05 Jan 2014), Adam Buchner and Anah Barbary Schumm, 17 Sep 1861; citing Van Wert, Ohio, United States, reference, Vol. 2: 274; FHL microfilm 1015859.