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Nov 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Frederick G. & Minnie A. (Roehm) Schinnerer

Frederick & Minnie (Roehm) Schinnerer, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Frederick G. and Minnie A. (Roehm) Schinnerer, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHINNERER
Father
Frederick G.
1861-1935

Mother
Minnie A.
1871-1953

George “Frederick” Schinnerer was born 16 February 1861, the first child born to Martin and Mary (Schumm) Schinnerer. Frederick was baptized 17 February 1861, with George Schumm and Frederick Schinnerer serving as his sponsors.

Frederick’s parents, Martin and Mary (Schumm) Schinnerer, had 5 more children after Frederick. Their last child, Johann Ludwig, was born 17 August 1870 and died 14 days later, on 31 August 1870. The mother Mary (Schumm) Schinnerer died a day later, on 1 September 1870. Martin Schinnerer then married “Rosina” Maria Schumm on 2 March 1871 and they eventually had 3 children of their own.

The Martin Schinnerer family in 1880: Martin, 46; Rosina M, 32; Frederick G, 19; Henry A, 17; John J, 15; Susannah B, 13; Andrew L, and John F, 4. [1]

Frederick Schinnerer married Minnie Roehm on 8 September 1889 at Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, where both of them were members.

Maria Wilhelmine Amalia “Minnie” Roehm was born 28 January 1871, the daughter of John and Anna Rosina (Schumm) Roehm. She was baptized 30 January 1871, with Mrs. Maria Barbara Germann, Mrs. Wilhemine Schumm, and Mrs. Amalia Schumm serving as her sponsors.

The John Roehm household in 1880: John, 37; Anna R, 34; Minnie M W, 8; Andres F G 6; Julia Ann, 5; Paulina S, 4; and Mary H, 2. The father John was a farmer. [2]

Frederick and Minnie Schinnerer, married in 1889, had 5 children by the time the 1900 census was taken. The Frederick Schinnerer family in 1900, living in Willshire Township: Fred G, 39; Minnie, 29; Alma, 8; Martha, 6; Herman, 4; Carl, 2; Paula, 0; and Delton Bohlembach, 21, farm laborer. The father Frederick was a farmer and the family lived east of Willshire. [3]

The Frederick Schinnerer family in 1910: Frederick, 49; Minnie, 39; Alma, 18; Martha, 16; Herman, 14; Carl, 12; Paula, 9; Gerhart, 6; and Arthur, 4. [4]

The Frederick Schinnerer family in 1920: Frederick, 58; Minnie, 48; Alma, 28; Martha, 26; Herman, 23; Gerhardt, 16; and Arthur, 14. [5]

By 1930 Frederickm 69, and Millie, 59, lived with two of their children Alma Schinnerer, 38, Arthur Schinnerer, 24, in the large white Schinnerer house just east of Willshire, where Frederick farmed. [6]

Frederick Schinnerer died in Willshire Township from a stroke on 24 September 1935, at the age of 74 years, 7 months, and 8 days. He was buried on the 27th. [7]

In 1940 widow Minnie Schinnerer, 69 lived with her daughter Alma, 48, and son Arthur Schinnerer and his family, likely living in Friedrich Schinnerer’s (1824-1905) old house just east of Willshire. Arthur was married by this time and had a year-old son, Joseph. [8]

Minnie Roehm died in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, from complications of heart disease on 31 December 1953. She was 82 years old and was buried on 3 January 1954. [9]

Frederick and Minnie (Roehm) Schinnerer, had the following children:
Alma Rosina Elizabeth (1891-1977), never married
Martha Juliana Louisa (1893-1989), married George “William” Joseph Schinnerer
Herman George Ludwig (1896-1954), married Norma Emilie Nofer
Karl Friedrich (1898-1964), married Ella Thomas
Paula Ida (1900-1912)
Gerhardt Johan (1903-1953), married Lillian Marcella Buechner
Arthur Heinrich Ludwig (1905-1961), married Helen Rosetta Spring

[1] 1880 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 154, p.450D, family 135, Martin Shinerer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1880usfedcen/ : viewed 28 Oct 2019). 

[2] 1880 U. S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 154, p.449B, family 123, John Roehm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com  (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1880usfedcen/ : viewed 28 Oct 2019).

[3] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 97, p.9, dwelling 179, family 193, Fred G Schinerer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1900usfedcen/ : viewed 13 Oct 2019). 

[4] 1910 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 114, p.3A, dwelling & family 51, Frederic Schimerer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1910uscenindex/ : viewed 13 Oct 2019).

[5] 1920 U. S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, Ed 146, p.6A, dwelling 116, family 117, Fred G Schinnerer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1920usfedcen/ : viewed 21 Oct 2019).

[6] 1930 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, Ed 24, p.2A, dwelling 27, family 28, Fredrick G. Schinnerer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com  (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1930usfedcen/ : viewed 21 Oct 2019).

[7] “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” Willshire, Van Wert, Frederich G Schinnerer, 24 Sep 1935; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9PTH-9HBL?i=1505&cc=1307272&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AX6WL-3FG : viewed 21 Oct 2019).

[8] 1940 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 81-28, p.10A, house visited 195, Minnie Schinnerer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1930usfedcen/ : viewed 20 Oct 2019).

[9] Indiana, Death Certificates, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1953, Roll 12, Wilhelmina Rosina Schinnerer, 21 Dec 1953; database on-line, Ancestry.com.

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