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Oct 14

Tombstone Tuesday–Frederick W. & Wilhelmina (Emerich) Schott

Frederick & Wilhelmina Schott, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

Frederick & Wilhelmina Schott, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Frederick W. and Wilhelmina (Emerich) Schott, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHOTT
Frederick W.
1881-1936
Wilhelmina
1887-1942

Frederick Wilhelm “Fred” Schott was born 17 May 1881 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, to Michael and Margaret (Kuehm) Schott. He was baptized at Zion Chatt on 26 May 1881 by Rev. AJ Feger and was confirmed at Zion on 10 May 1896 by Rev. Johannes Vollmar.

Fred married Wilhelmina “Minnie” Emerich on 14 May 1905 in Mercer County. [1]

Wilhelmina “Minnie” Emerich was born 15 February 1887 in Mercer County to Philip and Philipine (Fickert) Emerich. Her father Philip died when she was about eleven years old. Minnie was confirmed at Zion Chatt on 31 March 1901 by Rev. RV Schmitt.

Fred Schott died of blood poisoning on 16 March 1936. He was 54 years, 9 months, and 28 days old and was buried on the 19th. Zion’s records indicate he was survived by his parents, wife, 11 children, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and 3 grandchildren.

Fred’s wife Minnie died a few years later of a cerebral hemorrhage, on 13 May 1942, at the age of 55 years, 2 months, and 28 days. She was buried on the 16th. Zion’s records indicate she was survived by 11 children, 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

Fred and Minnie Schott had the following children. Most were baptized and confirmed at Zion Chatt.

Leah Lucille Clementine (1906-1992), married a Smith
Luther “Glenn” (1907-1990), married Hilda Schaadt
Ruth Margaret (1909-2007), married Gerald Edwards
Ralph August (1911-1966), married Idora Marceal Luttman
“Clarence” Frederick Michael Schott (1914-1962)
Ray Albert Schott (1919-1993), married Alice A. Cook
Lorina “Irene” (1920-2018 ), married James D. Herron
Paul Franklin (1922-2014), married Alberta June Nolan
Dale Frederick (1925- ), married Mary
Alfred William Schott (1927-2011), married Barbara L. Matthews
Anna Lee (1928-2001), married Gerald Rupert Schlechte

Fred Schott’s baptism and confirmation records at Zion show his parents were Michael and Margaretha (Kuehm) Schott. However, his Liberty Township birth record shows his parents as Jacob and Rosetta Cramer. The next entry in the Liberty Township birth book is Caroline Schott, born 22 April 1881, whose parents are shown as Michael and Margret (Kuhn) Schott. Apparently the parents’ names were reversed in the probate book. [2]

[1] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997,” index and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 12 October 2014), Fred W. Schott and Minnie Emerich, 14 May 1905; citing Mercer, Ohio Marriages, Vol. 9:120 ; FHL microfilm 914958.

[2] “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” index and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 12 October 2014), Fred William Schott, 17 May 1881; citing Liberty Twp, Mercer County, Ohio, unpaginated; FHL microfilm 2367095.

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