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Sep 15

Tombstone Tuesday-Ernst C. Roehm

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

This is the tombstone of Ernst C. Roehm, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Ernst C.
Sohn von
F. u. H. Roehm
18 Apr. 1913
22 Jan. 1918
Text: Matth 18:14

Ernst Christian Roehm was born near Schumm on 18 April 1913, the sixth child of Frederick G. and Henrietta (Schumm) Roehm. He was baptized at home by Rev. George Meyer on 4 May 1913, with Amos Schumm and Heinrich Dietrich serving as his sponsors.

Ernst Roehm died at home from broncho-pneumonia on 22 January 1918. He was 4 years, 9 months, and 4 days old and had been sick for about 4 days. Ernst was buried on the 24th. [1]  

His father Frederick Roehm, a cashier at the Willshire Bank, died in 1926 [2] and his mother Henrietta (Schumm) Roehm died in 1947. [3] Their tombstone is next to Ernst’s tombstone.

Ernst Roehm had the following siblings:
Paul Andreas, (1903-1989), married Elsie Scaer
Emanuel “George” (1905-1938), married Esther Ohnesorge
Anna Marie (1907-1990), married Kenneth Bergman
“Frederick” John (1908-1954), married Nora Louise Berning
George Walter (1911-1982), married Edith Lucille Gribler
Louise Rosina (1915-1976), married Rev. Frederick Voigtmann
Alma Margaret (1919-2001), married Harold Ervin Thieme
Albert Henry (1919-1991), married Ruth Elizabeth Meyer

[1] “Ohio Deaths, 1918-1953,” Willshire Twp, Van Wert Co, Ernst Rhoem, 22 Jan 1918; database with images, FamilySerch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GPJ1-S4QX?i=944&cc=1307272&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AX8V4-NRC : viewed 13 Sep 2020).

[2] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001, ”Willshire Township, Van Wert, Frederick G Roehm, 22 Dec 1926; database with images, FamilySearch.org (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9ZY-TV17?i=417&cc=2128172&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AF6CF-PQM : viewed 7 Sep 2020).

[3] Indiana, Death Certificate, 1899-2011, 1947, roll 6, Henretta Roehm; digital image, Ancestry.com.

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