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Apr 01

Tombstone Tuesday–Fred H. Schinnerer

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

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

This is the tombstone of Fred H. Schinnerer, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Fred H.
SCHINNERER
Mar. 8, 1904
Oct. 2, 1984

Friedrich Heinrich Schinnerer was the fourth child born to Henry F. and Louise (Schumm) Schinnerer. According to Zion Schumm’s records he was born 8 March 1904 and baptized 20 March at the family home just east of Willshire. Sponsors at his baptism were Fred Schinnerer I, H.F. Schumm, and John Scaer.

Friedrich resided on the Schinnerer family farm his whole life. The Schinnerer home place was the former Ansel Blossom farm, purchased in 1873 by Friedrich’s grandfather Friedrich Schinnerer. Friedrich H’s father Henry F. purchased the homestead from his father Friedrich (1824-1905) in 1894. Friedrich H. never married.

Obituary:

Fred Schinnerer
Fred H. Schinnerer, 80, route 1, Willshire, a retired farmer who lived his entire life on the same farm, died Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the emergency room of the Van Wert County Hospital shortly after arrival. He had been in failing health the last several years.

Born in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, on March 8, 1904, he was the son of Henry and Louisa Schumm-Schinnerer.

Survivors include a sister, Miss Lydia Schinnerer, route 2, Willshire; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Martha Schinnerer, Fort Wayne. One brother, William, is deceased.

Services were held Thursday at Zwick, Boltz & Jahn Funeral Home. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Schumm. [1]

 

[1] The Photo Star, Willshire, Ohio, 10 Oct 1984, p. 3.

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