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Aug 11

Tombstone Tuesday-Ferd W. & Amber F. (Tickle) Schumm

Ferd W & Amber F (Tickle) Schumm, Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio. (2012 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Ferd W. and Amber F. (Tickle) Schumm, located in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

SCHUMM
Amber F.
1892-1982
Ferd W.
1885-1970

Ferdinand Wilhelm “ Ferd“ Schumm was born 15 May 1885, the son of Frederick Jacob and Maria (Germann) Schumm. He was baptized at home on 17 May 17 1885 with Ferdinand Germann and Wilhelm Schumm serving as his sponsors.

The Jacob F Schumm family in 1900, when Ferd was 15 years old: Jacob Schumm, 60; Mary, 52; George, 32; Amelia, 27; Ida, 23; Mary, 20; Philip, 17; and Ferd, 15. This enumeration indicates that Jacob and Mary had been married years and that Mary had given birth to 9 children, all of whom were living. [1]

The Jacob F Schumm family in 1910: Fred, 70; Mary, 62; Ida C, 31; Ferd W 24. Fred was a farmer and the couple had been married 44 years. [2]

Ferd Schumm married Amber Forest Tickle on 26 March 1912 at Zion Schumm’s parsonage. Witnesses to the marriage were Walter and Esther Schumm. Ferd and Amber were both from Mercer County. The church records note that the service was in English.

“Amber” Forest Tickle was born in Mercer County, Ohio, on 3 January 1892, the daughter of Jacob (1847-1894) and Isadora (Dudgeon) (1849-1924). Amber’s father died two years later.

Amber and her family in 1900: Isadora A Tickle, 49; Almina E, 29; Jesse A, 21; Leroy, 11; and Amber F, 8. Isadora was a widow and had given birth to 5 children, all of whom were living. All members of the household were born in Ohio. [3]

The Tickle family in 1910, living on Winkler Road, Black Creek Township: Isadora A, 59, head, widow; Minna E, 35, daughter; Leroy F, 21, son; Amber F, 18, daughter; Grace W, 18, daughter-in-law [wife of Leroy]; Helen A Tickle, 1, granddaughter; and James Tickle, under one month, grandson. This enumeration indicates the mother Isadora had given birth to seven children, 5 of whom were living. [4]

After their marriage Ferd and Amber set up housekeeping in Dublin Township, Mercer County, where Ferd was a farmer and also was a stock and grain dealer. Their family in 1920: Ferd W Schumm, 35; and Amber F, 29. [5]

The Ferd Schumm family in 1930: Ferdinand, 44; Amber, 37; and Dorothy, 3. Ferd was a general farmer. [6]

The Ferd Schumm family in 1940: Ferd, 54; Amber F, 48; and Dorothy L, 13. [7]

Ferd Schumm died 5 June 1970 in a long-term care facility in Coldwater. He was 85 years old. His obituary:

Ferdinand Schumm
Celina-Services for Ferdinand W. Schumm, 85, of 208 E. Fulton will be 2 p.m. Monday in W.H Dick and Sons Funeral Home, Rev. Jay Stratton officiating. Burial will in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.

Mr. Schumm died 5:30 p.m. Friday at Briarwood Manor, Coldwater. Born May 15, 1885, in Dublin Township, Mercer County, he was the son of J. Frederick and Mary Germann Schumm. He was married May 26, 1912 to Amber Tickle and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul E. (Dorothy) Shaffer of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Mary Weck of Ohio; and two granddaughters.

Friends may call at the funeral home 2-5 and 7-9 today. [8]

Amber (Tickle) Schumm died 24 October 1982 in a long-term care facility in Mercer County. She was 89 years old.

Ferd and Amber (Tickle) Schumm had one daughter:
Dorothy L, married Paul Shaffer

[1] 1900 Dublin, Mercer, Ohio, ED 77, p.13, dwelling 276, family 280, Fredy J Schunni; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 31 Jul 2020).

[2] 1910 U.S. Census, Dublin, Mercer, Ohio, ED 110, p.13A, dwelling, family, Fred J Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 31 Jul 2020).

[3] 1900 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 74, p.14, dwelling & family 287, Isidora A Tickle; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7602/ : viewed 9 Aug 2020).

[4] 1910 U.S. Census, Black Creek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 107, p.6A, dwelling & family 113, Isadora A Tichel; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : viewed 9 Aug 2020).

[5] 1920 U.S. Census, Dublin, Mercer, Ohio, ED 128, p.4B, dwelling & family 89, Ferd W Schemer; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : viewed 9 Aug 2020).

[6] 1930 U.S. Census, Dublin, Mercer, Ohio, ED 6, p.5A, dwelling 96, family 110, Ferdinand Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : viewed 9 Aug 2020).

[7] 1940 U.S. Census, Dublin, Mercer, Ohio, ED 54-6, p.10B, household 222, Ferdinand W Schumm; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2442/: viewed 9 Aug 2020).

[8] The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, 7 Jun 1970, p.A4; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, viewed 9 Aug 2020.

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