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Feb 28

Tombstone Tuesday–Amalia Justine Schumm

Amalia Justine Schumm, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm.

This is the tombstone of Amalia Justine Schumm located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Amalia Justine, Ehefrau [wife of] Georg M Schumm, gest [died] 13 Oct 1874, aged 26 years, 1 month, 19 days.

According to the Schumm church records Amalia Justine Schumm, born Markworth, died 13 October 1874 at the age of 26 years, 1 month, 19 days. She was buried on 15 October and her funeral text was Psalm 39:8. She left behind a young child. She was born in Altenburg, Perry County, Missouri, and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. In the year 1867 she married G. M. Schumm, pastor of the parish, formerly a pastor in Columbus, Indiana.

Rev. George M. and Amalia (Markworth) Schumm had three children: Martha (1869-?), Adolph (1871-?; married Louise Karn/Kern), and Rosina Maria “Emma“ (1873-?; married Paul Wangerin).

Of their three children, the baptism of only one of their children is recorded in the records of Zion, Schumm: Rosina Maria Emma Schumm was born 2 June 1873 and baptized 2 June 1873. Her parents were Georg M. Schumm (Pastor here) and his legal wife Amalia. Her sponsors were Heinrich Schumm, Maria Schumm (born Germann) and Maria Schumm.

The Rev. George M. Schumm married Charlotte Breuninger on 10 October 1875 at Zion, Schumm. She was the daughter of Louis and Maria Breuninger. The couple was married by Pastor A. C. Kretze of Adams County, Indiana. Rev. George M. Schumm was the pastor at Zion from 1872-1879.

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