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Sep 01

Tombstone Tuesday-Albert C. Roehm

Albert C. Roehm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Albert C. Roehm, located in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Albert C. Roehm
1883-1953

Albert Christian Roehm was born near Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio, on 16 August 1883. Albert was a twin. He and his twin sister Alma were the last children born to John and Rosina (Schumm) Roehm. Albert and Alma had six older siblings at the time of their birth, but their sister Marie Therese died in 1892.

Albert Roehm and his twin sister were baptized at home on 19 August 1883, with Christian Schumm and Sophie Schumm serving as his sponsors.    

The John Roehm family in 1900, when Albert was 16 years old: John Roehm 57; Rosina, 55; Fred, 27; Louis J, 18; Albert C, 16; Alma, 16. [1]

The John Roehm family moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, by 1910, where they resided at 2430 Hanna Street: John Roehm, 66; Rosina, 64; Alma S, 26; and Albert C, 26. Albert worked as a machine hand for a steam railroad. [2]

When Albert registered for the World War I draft he lived at 2229 Smith Street in Fort Wayne and worked as a machinist at S.F. Bowser & Co. in Fort Wayne. Albert was described as short, with medium build, light brown eyes, and light brown hair. [3]

In 1920 Albert lived at 2229 Smith Street in Fort Wayne, living as a lodger in the home of Edwin Buuck and working as an assembler in pump works. Albert was 36 years of age and single. [4]

Albert Roehm moved to Carnegie, Pennsylvania, by 1930 and in 1930 he lived in a boarding house on 829 West Main Street there. Age 46 and single, Albert worked as a machine operator in a paper mill there. [5]

Albert’s father John Roehm died in 1932 and his obituary mentions that Albert was living in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. [6]

In 1940 Albert Roehm, 56, was a boarder in the home of Emma Oriss, age 72, 520 Washington Avenue in Carnegie. Albert reported that he lived in this same house in 1935. He was single and worked as a machine operator in a paper box factory. [7]

Albert Roehm registered for the WWII draft in 1942 and resided at 3032 Norland Ave, Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He was 58 years old, 5’6”, 160 pounds, with hazel eyes, gray-brown hair, and a light complexion. He stated he was born in Willshire and worked at Superior Paper Products Company. Albert stated that Mrs. William Franke, 29 Welsford Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a person who would always know his address. [8] Mrs. William Franke was his sister Mary “Julia” (Roehm) (1875-1957).

Albert Christian Roehm died in Miami-Dade, Florida, 22 February 1953. [9]

Albert Roehm had the following siblings:
Minnie (1871-1953), married George “Frederick” Schinnerer
Andreas “Friedrich” George (1872-1926), married Henrietta Amalia Schumm
Mary “Julia” (1875-1957), married William Conrad Franke
Charlotte “Paulina” (1876-1962), married Frederick J. Acker
Marie Therese (1878-1892)
John “Louis” (Rev.) (1881-1975), married Anna Elizabeth Peters
Alma Sophie (1883-1974), married Herman Kraft

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, ED 97, p.8, dwelling 165, family 178, John Roehn; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 23 Aug 2020). 

[2] 1910 U.S. Census, Fort Wayne Ward 7, Allen, Indiana, ED 554, p.16B, dwelling 360, family 366, John Roehm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 23 Aug 2020).

[3] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Allen County, Indiana, Draft Board 3, Roll 1503885, Albert Christian Roehm, Serial no. 3304; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com.

[4] 1920 U.S. Census, Fort Wayne Ward 10, Allen, Indiana, ED 82, p.20B, dwelling 408, family 452, Albert C Roahm [Edwin Bunck (Buuck) household]; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 30 Aug 2020).

[5] 1930 U.S. Census, Carnegie, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, ED 534, p.19A, dwelling 337, family 7, Albert C Roehm, household of Agnes Augustine; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 30 Aug 2020).

[6] Van Wert Daily Bulletin, Van Wert, Ohio, p.3, 1 Sep 1932, digital images by subscription, Ancestry.com.

[7] 1940 U.S. Census, Carnegie, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, ED 2-73, p.13B, household visited 222, Albert Rochner, household of Emma Orris; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/ : viewed 30 Aug 2020).

[8] Records of the Selective Service System, World War II Draft Registration Cards for the State of Pennsylvania, 1942, Record Group 147, Series No. M1951, Albert C Roehm, Serial no. 143.

[9] Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, Florida Department of Health, Albert Christian Roehm, 1953; database, Ancestry.com.

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