Apr 19

Tombstone Tuesday-Barbara Anna Buechner

Barbara Anna Schumm Buechner, nee Pflueger (1822-1908), Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Barbara Anna Buechner, nee Pflueger, my second and third great grandmother. She is buried in row 4 of Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Schumm, Ohio. She was the daughter of Johann Christian and Anna Barbara Pflueger, nee Seckel. Barbara married Johann Ludwig Schumm in Holmes County, Ohio, on 1 November 1840 by Daniel Cranz. (Vol. 2:109) I descend from their son Louis J. Schumm (married Sarah Breuninger) and from their daughter Elizabeth (married Friedrich Schinnerer). Yes, that is correct and will some day be the subject of a blog. Ludwig Schumm died in 1855 and Barbara remarried to John Adam Buechner 17 September 1861 in Van Wert County, Ohio. (Vol. 2:274)

In the death of Mrs. Anna Barbara Buechner, which occurred at Schumm Friday, a pioneer resident has been called to her last home.  Mrs. Buechner having been a resident of this township for sixty-eight years.  She had been failing in health for some time, due to the infirmities of old age.  Anna Barbara Buechner, nee Flager (sic), was born Dec. 28, 1822 in Schroedsberg (sic), Oberamt Gerebronn, Wuerttemberg, in Germany, coming to this country in 1831 when her parents located in Holmes County, Ohio, where she resided until the year of 1840, when she was united in marriage to Martin (sic) Ludwig Schumm, and moved to what is now the J.C. Schumm property at Schumm.  To this union nine children were born, they being Elizabeth, now Mrs. Frederick Schinnerer; Mary, who was united in marriage to Martin Schinnerer, but now deceased; Henry; Jacob, now deceased; Rosina, now the second wife of Martin Schinnerer, of Los Angeles, Calif.; J.C. and Louis J.; Hannah, now Mrs. C.F. Germann and George, deceased.  In 1855 Mr. Schumm passed to the great beyond and Mrs. Schumm remained a widow until the year of 1861, when she was united in marriage to John Adam Buechner, to which union two children were born, they being Marguerite, now the wife of F.G. Kreiselmeyer of Ft. Wayne, and W.A. Buechner.  Mr. Buechner answered the last call March 11, 1885, since which time she has remained a widow.  All the children living were present at the funeral services with the exception of Mrs. Martin Schinnerer of Los Angeles, Calif.  Mrs. Buechner leaves to mourn their loss, four sons, four daughters, three son-in-laws (sic), three daughter-in-laws (sic), two step-sons, one sister, Mrs. Jacob Bienz, fifty-five grandchildren and sixty-four great grand children.  The funeral services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church at Schumm, Monday, November 16, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. Holle, the interment being made in the church cemetery.  Four of the great-grandsons acted as pall-bearers, carrying the remains of Mrs. Buechner to her last resting place. (The Willshire Herald, 19 Nov 1908, p. 1)

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