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Apr 15

Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar J. Scaer

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

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

This is the tombstone of Oscar J. Scaer, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Oscar J.
SCAER
Oct. 17, 1906
Nov. 9, 1992

Oscar Johann Scaer was the fifth child born to John and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Schinnerer) Scaer, born 17 October 1906 in Willshire Township. He was baptized 28 October 1906, with Joseph Gunset and Wilhelm Schumm as his sponsors.

Oscar was a grandson of Friedrich Schinnerer, the miller and farmer, and the brother of my grandmother Hilda (Scaer) Schumm.

John and Lizzie Scaer lived in Allen County, Indiana, when they were first married but moved to Van Wert County in about 1903. They lived a couple miles east of Willshire on Willshire Eastern Road, first living in a frame house and later building a brick home.

John Scaer home east of Willshire, c1904. Willie, Elsie, Hilda, Edna Scaer.

John Scaer home east of Willshire, c1904. Willie, Elsie, Hilda, Edna Scaer.

Oscar never married and lived in the brick home his father built the remainder of his life. He gave his occupation as a farmer in the 1930 and 1940 censuses. Oscar died 9 November 1992 in Van Wert, Ohio. He is buried next to his parents.

Home built by John Scaer, east of Willshire.(2001 photo by Karen)

Home built by John Scaer, east of Willshire.(2001 photo by Karen)

Obituary:

Oscar J. Scaer
Oscar J. Scaer, 86, a lifelong resident of rural Willshire, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 9 in Van Wert Manor Nursing Home, Van Wert. He had been seriously ill for the last two months.

He was born October 17, 1906 in Willshire, Ohio to John and Elizabeth (Schinnerer) Scaer.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Schumm and Mrs. Elsie Roehm, both of rural Willshire; six nieces and two nephews.

Services were held Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm with the Rev. Michael Roth officiating. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Willshire.

Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran Church Improvement Fund. [1]

 

Oscar J. Scaer, c1981.

Oscar J. Scaer, c1981.

[1] The Photo Star, Willshire, Ohio, 11 Nov 1992, p.3.

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