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Jul 16

Tombstone Tuesday–Emma Maria Schinnerer

Emma Maria Schinnerer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Emma Maria Schinnerer, located in row 2 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Hier
Ruhet
Emma M
Tochter von
H. und L.
Schinnerer
Gest 20 Feb
1896
Alter 1 Jahr
u. 27 Tagen

Here rests Emma M, daughter of H & L Schinnerer, died 20 February 1896, aged 1 year and 27 days.

Emma Maria Schinnerer was born 23 January 1895, the second child born to “Henry” Frederick (1867-1952) and Maria “Louise” (Schumm) Schinnerer (1870-1952). She was baptized at home on 3 February 1895 with Mrs. Maria Schumm, Mrs. Sophie Gunsett, and Emilie Schumm as her sponsors.

Emma died 20 February 1896 at the age of 1 year and 27 days. She was buried on the 23rd.

Zion Schumm’s records give no indication of the cause of her death.

It appears that neither her birth or death was recorded in Van Wert County probate.

Her parents, Henry and Louise (Schumm) Schinnerer, had the following children:
George “William” Joseph (1893-1963)
Emma Maria (1895-1896)
Lydia Amalia (1897-1985)
Frederick Henry (1904-1984)
Henry Frederick (1907-1908)

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